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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
On Friday, June 20, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented "The 41st Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards," which honors the behind the scenes creative minds that bring daytime programs to television screens each and every day.David Michaels opened the show and talked about the how the creatives this year had record attendance. June Lockhart helped open the show with a musical montage of daytime programming set to music by Pharrell Williams' Oscar nominated "Happy." A clip of Lockhart from her time on "General Hospital" was also shown. The clip was from the early 90s when she appeared in scenes with Kristina Wagner and Jacklyn Zeman."The Better Show" hosts Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe, "All My Children") and JD Roberto presented three awards: Outstanding Directing in a Children's series, which went to Sesame Street and Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program, which went to "The Dr....

DAYTIME EMMYS: Telecast Presenters Announced

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Friday, June 20, 2014 4:28 PM EDT
As previously reported, "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will air live exclusively on the internet for the first time on Sunday, June 22 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. While you get yourself prepared to watch daytime's biggest night online, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the presenter lineup for the telecast, which includes several of daytime's biggest names from soap operas, talk shows and game shows, among many other genres airing during the daypart.
She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal as Kristen DiMera on NBC's "Days of our Lives," and to celebrate Eileen Davidson will appear on the Thursday, June 19 edition of Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family." During her taped appearance, Davidson talks with hosts Mark Steines and Christina Ferrare about her nomination, her brief return to "DAYS' and recently signing a contract with CBS' "The Young and the Restless," where she's portrayed the popular role of Ashley Abbott off and on since 1982. She also reveals that the length of her contract with "Y&R," which includes the ability to appear on "DAYS" from time to time as well, is for two years. Both soaps are owned and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

DAYTIME EMMYS: Red Carpet/Social Media Hosts Named

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:00 PM EDT
As previously reported on Friday, June 6, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences issued a casting call for hosts of its red carpet/social media presentation set to air preceding "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on Sunday, June 22. The program will be executive produced by Paul Colichman and Stephen Jarchow of Here Media. Today, NATAS announced that they have hired social media experts Brittany Furlan, Lauren Elizabeth, Jessica Harlow and Meghan Rosette.
After appearing on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" for the past couple of years in a somewhat recurring capacity, actress Eileen Davidson has signed a contract with the Sony Pictures Television produced soap, which guarantees fans will be seeing a lot more of Ashley Abbott on a more consistent basis.
Starting today, June 16 and running through Friday, June 27, viewers of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" can win an exclusive tour of key landmarks where the daytime drama has shot on location in Southern California, plus the opportunity to mingle with cast members at a special luncheon.
When word had it that Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery, "All My Children") had been spotted on the set of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in late April, the rumor mill immediately lit up with speculation that the actor had secretly met with show producers and had signed on to portray the contract role of Adam Newman (previously portrayed by Michael Muhney). Earlier today, Mathison took to Twitter to clear up said rumors while visiting Israel for a friend's wedding.