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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.
Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime, Angelica McDaniel, took to Twitter today to announce that the network’s number one soap opera, “The Young and the Restless,” has made a behind-the-scenes change: The show’s publicist, Jimmy Freeman, has stepped into the role of Associate Producer!
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.
On Monday, June 16, Michael Saucedo returns to ABC's "General Hospital" as Juan Santiago, who is back in Port Charles to support his cousin, Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo), during her hour of need. You'll recall that Sabrina's baby with Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson), Gabriel Drake Santiago, died last week following the hit -and-run car accident that forced the early delivery of the child in late April.

DAYTIME EMMYS: Kathy Griffin Named Host of Telecast

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Friday, June 13, 2014 12:03 PM EDT
She hosted her own talk show on Bravo last year and she's co-hosted CNN's New Year's Eve countdown presentation alongside Anderson Cooper over the last couple of years, but it's her signing on as host of "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" that promises to be one of the most memorable acts by comedian, actress, writer and producer, Kathy Griffin. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that Griffin will host daytime's biggest night for the first time on Sunday, June 22.