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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
As previously reported, Michelle Stafford (ex-Phyllis Summers, "The Young and the Restless") has joined the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" as the not so comatose Nina Clay, Silas' (Michael Easton) until recently thought to be dead wife. With ABC promising fans that the truth surrounding Nina’s mysterious circumstances will reveal itself in the weeks and months to come, as her tangled web of family history starts to unravel, the network is providing viewers with a snippet of Stafford's debut in case they missed it when it aired on Thursday, May 1.
Just one day after NBC's "Days of our Lives" received the good news from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences that it was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, among its 14 total nominations, for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, comes word that the daytime soap is saying goodbye to one of its leading men. Soap Opera Digest is reporting that James Scott (EJ DiMera) completes filming at The Burbank Studios today, May 2, after an eight year run with the show.
When Bradford Anderson woke up this morning he didn't immediately know that he had received his fifth Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Damian Spinelli on ABC's "General Hospital." How is that even possible, you ask? "I sleep with my phone off," the actor admits. "That's the fun thing about being on the west coast. You generally wake up to the news." He adds, "Just turning on my phone and seeing how many emails and texts I get is generally an indication of a 'yay' or a 'nay.'"
She departed CBS' "The Young and the Restless" last year with her character Phyllis Summers in a coma, and now Michelle Stafford has returned to daytime with a new role on "General Hospital" as the comatose Nina Clay. An ironic character choice for sure, but ABC promises fans that the truth surrounding Nina's mysterious circumstances will reveal itself in the weeks and months to come, as her tangled web of family history starts to unravel. But until then fans are left wondering how the show managed to keep such a reveal so secret and how it all actually came together.
In case you were wondering how the networks and the shows stacked up when nominees for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, Soap Opera Network has you covered! As previously reported, CBS leads the pack with 61 nominations overall with "The Young and the Restless" in particular leading all shows with 26 nominations. But, how do the other networks and shows stack up?
The cast and crew of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" woke up to the exciting news that their show received 18 nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. While the nominees wait to find out which of their nominations result in a win from each of their respective categories, the show itself has released an interesting breakdown on the history of each category as it relates to their individual nominees.
Like it did last year, CBS swept "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" nominations with 61 nominations in total, leading all networks. This was an increase from the 49 nominations it received last year. "The Young and the Restless" led the way for the network with 26 nominations overall. It was followed by "The Bold and the Beautiful" with 18. Like last year, "The Talk" had 5 nominations. "CBS Sunday Morning" and "Let's Make a Deal" each received 3 nominations, while "The Price is Right" had 2 and "CBS This Morning" had 1. When CBS opted to honor the life of Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, "Y&R) with a special tribute airing in place of an original episode of the daytime soap, the decision resulted in an Emmy nomination for the emotional road down memory lane.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:18 PM EDT
While acting, drama, writing, and directing are some of the more popularized categorizes, and will be part of "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" whether or not its televised or streamed online on Sunday, June 22, those individuals behind the scenes are just as important to the success of a daytime drama as those that appear onscreen. With that in mind, Soap Opera Network breaks down the nominees in the creative arts categories, which will be awarded on Friday, June 20.
During the final minutes of ABC's "Good Morning America," the morning show revealed selected nominees for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," which remains without a TV home despite being scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 22 live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. According to David Michaels, Senior Executive Director and Co-Executive Producer of the awards show, however, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences does plan to stream the ceremony online if no TV deal can be made for this year.
Real-life friends Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston Wilde, "One Life to Live"; "Hollywood Heights") and Kristen Alderson (Kiki Jerome, "General Hospital") have teamed up with, the new daily deal site for dogs, by lending their name to help support the company's IndieGogo crowd funding campaign set to launch on Thursday, May 1. The website is seeking potential backers to help it operate in similar fashion to deal-of-the-day websites such as Living Social and Groupon with deals focused exclusively on products and services for dog owners.
Segueing from discussion on baking as a skill that every mom should have on the Wednesday, April 30 edition of her syndicated and online series, "The Better Show," former "All My Children" actress Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe) announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Michael Benson. "I am five months pregnant," the excited actress shared with viewers and co-host JD Roberto (pictured above with Budig). "There have been a couple of Facebook followers that have guessed that, but I had a lot of tests and things to do and I wanted to make sure it was all okay before I said, 'I'm pregnant!' When her co-host, asked her how she's feeling overall, Budig revealed she's actually quite nervous. "I'm nervous. I'm really scared. I don't think there's a perfect parent and you don't know what you're going to get. I'm a lot more nervous than I thought I'd be."
While we wait to find out who is nominated for the "41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" when nominations are announced on Thursday, May 1, David Michaels, Senior Executive Director and Co-Executive Producer of the awards show, which falls under the purview of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), which is not to be confused with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (now known as simply the Television Academy), recently took time to speak with Soap Opera Network about the upcoming broadcast that still finds itself without a TV home after cable network HLN announced earlier this year that they had passed on airing daytime television's most highly anticipated event. The network previously aired the ceremony in 2012 and 2013 to record ratings.
They can barely admit that they are couple, at least based on the more common definition of what a couple is, but no one can deny that Peter Garrett (Kristos Andrews) and Janice Ramos (Lilly Melgar) have become one of the hottest pairings in recent memory on LANY Entertainment's "The Bay," the widely popular online series created by Gregori J. Martin. Dubbed "Jeter," Soap Opera Network recently spoke with their portrayers on what sets them apart from other couples on the show, why their characters are rootable and where they're heading next. We also asked the duo to share some secrets behind their passionate onscreen love scenes, and of course, if there were any "oops" moments. While getting insight on what fans can expect overall from the newest chapter, set to release tomorrow, May 1, the actors also open up about how being online vs. airing on broadcast/cable television may help or hurt their show.