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Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.
On Thursday, June 5, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), which oversees the Daytime Emmy® Awards, announced that on Sunday, June 22, its presentation of "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will mark the first time the organization will have presented the awards show exclusively online as a live stream. This follows NATAS being unable to secure a television deal for daytime's biggest night.
On Thursday, July 17, "The Young and the Restless'" Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin) will once again co-chair "Dining Out for Life" in New Orleans, which encourages people to dine out in New Orleans area restaurants (on Thursday, July 17, specifically), as it seeks to help raise money to support the programs and services of NO/AIDS Task Force. Those programs help men, women and families in the community affected by HIV and AIDS.Le Blanc will again be co-chair alongside Poppy Tooker (Champion of Louisiana's culinary customs, cookbook author, and host of the NPR-affiliated "Louisiana Eats").For more information on the event, please visit www.noaidstaskforce.org or call Michael Weber at 504-821-2601 X256.
Deadline Hollywood is reporting that former "One Life to Live" actor Brandon Routh (ex-Seth Anderson) is set to star in "400 Days," a psychological thriller that looks to discover via simulation the effects deep space travel has on four astronauts after they are locked away from their normal lives for 400 days. Once losing communication with the outside world, the mental state of the astronauts begins to deteriorate. They are then thrown for a loop when they discover that their simulated mission may not have been one after all.Also starring in the film are Caity Lotz ("Arrow") , Ben Feldman ("Mad Men"), Tom Cavanagh ("Ed"), Grant Bowler ("Ugly Betty") and Dane Cook. The script was written and directed by Matt Osterman ("Ghost From The Machine"), which is being backed by New Artists Alliance and XLrator Media.“Matt has penned a mind-bending screenplay that reminds us why we make movies to begin...
Best known as the runner-up in the season three finale of The CW's "America's Next Top Model," and her contract role as Cassandra Foster on ABC's "All My Children," TVLine is reporting that Yaya DaCosta has landed the coveted role of Whitney Houston in Lifetime's upcoming biopic, aptly titled "Whitney Houston," which chronicles Houston's headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, songwriter Bobby Brown -- from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.
As previously reported, Burgess Jenkins takes over the role of Billy Abbott on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" later this month. Last night on our social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter), we noted that the actor's first airdate is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24. Jenkins began filming scenes last week. In the picture above, fans get their first look at the actor on set.
As previously reported, “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will be streamed live online for the first time beginning at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST on Sunday, June 22, when fans of programming airing between the hours of 2:00 AM and 6:00 PM can tune into www.daytimeemmys.net for the telecast, which will be streamed from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.This is the first time in its history that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will be utilizing the online platform to broadcast the awards show, and it does so in the hopes that audiences around the world will be able to engage in an event which celebrates programs that are known internationally and boast a global fan base.“We are so thrilled to be sharing 'The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards' with a global audience in such an innovative and contemporary fashion,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman of NATAS,...
While a host(s) for "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" has yet to be named, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recently put out a casting call for hosts of its red carpet/social media presentation, which will be executive produced by Paul Colichman and Stephen Jarchow of Here Media.