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The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards are set to be an exciting night filled with appearances from the industry's biggest stars — some of which will also be presenting awards on stage during the big night. Read on to find out if your favorites will be handing the Outstanding Supporting Actor and the Outstanding Supporting Actress winners their coveted awards!
The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards will be a star-studded night with appearances from some of televisions brightest stars — some of which will also be presenting awards on stage during the big night. But just who are the lucky personalities who will be handing the Outstanding Lead Actor winner and the Outstanding Lead Actress winner their coveted awards? Read on to find out!
HLN, the network hosting the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, announced today that the format of the beloved awards celebration is about to be made over: For the first time in the ceremony’s history, the winners of the top seven categories will be interviewed on stage immediately following their acceptance speeches!

Thursday, June 13, 2013 1:18 PM EDT
“As the World Turns’” alums Scott DeFreitas (ex-Andy Dixon) and Maura West (ex-Carly Tenney; Ava Jerome, “General Hospital;" ex-Diane Jenkins, “The Young and the Restless") have been in the spotlight for years, and their son, Joe West, seems to be following in his parent’s footsteps!
The web series “Tainted Dreams” already has a long list of soap star talent, and now one more has been added to the roster: “Guiding Light” alum Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip Spaulding)! The Maryland native, who also played “All My Children’s” Alec McIntyre, has signed on to play Adam Clark, the executive producer of “Painted Dreams,” the fictional show within the series.
Longtime actress Maxine Stuart (Mary Anderson, “The Young and the Restless,” Grace O’Keefe, “Edge of Night,” Mrs. Dawson, “General Hospital”) died of natural causes in her Beverly Hills home on Thursday, June 6, reports her daughter, Chris Ann Maxwell.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 1:35 PM EDT
As if work life wasn’t already busy enough for daytime veteran Roger Howarth (Franco, “General Hospital,” Todd Manning, “One Life to Live”), the fan favorite actor is heading to primetime! According to a Showtime representative, the New York native has signed on for a two episode arc on the networks comedic series, “Californication.”
Been missing seeing the wonderful Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, “All My Children”) onscreen? Well fret not, pretty soap fans. The legendary lady has taken to the cameras and revealed a few teases about her upcoming series, “Devious Maids,” which premieres on Lifetime Sunday, June 23. What’s more, she further discusses a possible return to the soap that made her famous!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:39 PM EDT
Crystal Chappell (Gina Brogno, “Venice;” ex-Carly Manning, “Days of our Lives;” ex-Olivia Spencer, “Guiding Light”) stars as Jane in Steve Silverman’s Alfred Hitchcock-inspired series, “The Inn,” which premiered with its new season on Monday, June 3. Soap Opera Network recently had the opportunity to chat with Chappell to discuss her work on the series as well has her numerous contributions to the web series world, including "Venice" and "The Grove: The Series." Before we post the interview, we wanted to make sure viewers got a chance to catch up on "The Inn."

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:36 PM EDT
Former soap star Lindsay Price (ex-An Li Chen, “All My Children,” ex-Michael Lai, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) and celebrity chef Curtis Stone already share a child (seven-month-old Hudson), and they now officially share a life together, as well!
On Monday, June 17, CBS' "The Talk" will celebrate "The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards," with a special after-party that will include appearances by several of the nights biggest winners. This marks the second consecutive year in which "The Talk" pays tribute to Daytime Emmy Award winners from across all dayparts invited to appear live on the show following their industries biggest night.
On Thursday, June 6, Prospect Park put "One Life to Live" on an earlier than planned production hiatus as a result of a labor dispute between the company and the I.A.T.S.E. (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees)/Local 52, the union representing stage workers for both "OLTL" and "All My Children," which alleges that Prospect Park has violated its labor agreement with the union. Previously, Prospect Park planned to begin the hiatus on Monday, June 17.