Ilene Kristen may be best known as her quirky character Roxy from ABC’s version of “One Life to Live,” but the star arrived at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in support of the online sudser, “Tainted Dreams,” in which she plays Vivian Park.
Soap Opera Network: Hello, Ilene! Nice to see you again. If I recall correctly, you always seem to have a great story that goes along with your gowns: What is it this time?!
Kristen: Ha, well, I bought it from an Israeli woman who said it would look good on me. She was at a shop called Lily’s, and I have no idea who designed it, but she said it would look good on me, so I said ok.
Soap Opera Network‘s coverage of the red carpet during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards continues, this time with “General Hospital’s” Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos), who was nominated for Outstanding Younger Actor. He didn’t end up taking home the Emmy at the end of the night, but he shined like a winner anyway!
Soap Opera Network: Snazzy suit there, mister!
Duell: Thank you! It’s Walter Mendez. For once, I got a customized suit. I usually borrow it from my work, but I thought I’d do something different this time.
Is it because you got the nomination again or something else?
Well I’ve been nominated a couple of times, but I wanted to look extra spiffy. It’s my last time being in the younger actor category, so I thought I’d go out in style.
“The Young and the Restless’” Sean Carrigan (Stitch Rayburn) may spend his 9 to 5s surrounded by drama, but what many fans might not know is that the daytime newbie actually moonlights as a comedian! And lucky for his Southern California fans, he’ll soon be appearing on stage to flex his comic muscles!
Carrigan will be performing alongside national headliners Cort McCown and Eleanor Kerrigan, as well as fan fave Willie Hunter at The Comedy Store in La Jolla, California on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19. You can catch the actor in shows starting at 7:00PM and 9:30PM on both nights.
For more information and tickets, visit The Comedy Store’s La Jolla website.
“The Young and the Restless’” Max Ehrich (Fenmore Baldwin) — seen here with his girlfriend, actress Veronica Dunne — is usually quite stylish on the red carpet, and it was no exception for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, where he was nominated as Outstanding Younger Actor.
Soap Opera Network: Wow, look at you with that facial hair! You look fabulous!
Ehrich: Thank you. I’m growing it out for “Under the Dome,” the CBS show. They had me grow it out, and I’m so used to Fenmore being really clean shaven. But there’s something about having some sort of difference, whether it’s in your hair or your face, that allows you to believe that you’re someone else.
That makes sense. Your outfit is super stylish, as usual. Who are you wearing?
Top Man from Top Shop. It just fits really well. You don’t have to do any alterations. I went there yesterday, and I was like, “I want that!”
Red carpet fashion is typically about the ladies, but not when it comes to the men of daytime! Soap Opera Network caught up with quite a few dashing dudes during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, beginning with “Days of our Lives’” Guy Wilson (Will Horton)!
Soap Opera Network: Obviously, it’s a totally different process for a man to get ready than for a woman to get ready, but I’ll ask anyway: Who are you wearing?
Wilson: Well generally, my go-to brand is Top Man from Top Shop, and I like it just because their cuts naturally fit my body type. I kind of have more like a soccer player’s body, so I like it. I like British fashion. I think the Brits have it right.
“The Young and the Restless’” Hunter King (Summer Newman) may have taken home the award for Outstanding Younger Actress during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, but she certainly wasn’t expecting it! Read on to find out what she had to say about her potential speech during her walk down the red carpet!
Soap Opera Network: Love the dress! You look stunning, which is so appropriate for your big night!
King: Thank you! It’s Forever Unique.
Well it’s certainly unique! Why did you choose this one over all the other dresses in the world?
I was actually trying to stay away from black, because I wore black last year, but immediately, I saw it and thought, “I have to have it!” I’m very girly, so all the detailing on the sides and the beading [caught my attention]. I was very excited for it.
“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Kim Matula (Hope Logan) was nominated for Outstanding Younger Actress during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, but that wasn’t all that made the actress shine while she walked the red carpet. Read on to find out why she was practically glowing!
Soap Opera Network: You told me you’d be sexy on the red carpet, and you sure delivered!
Matula: Yeah, it is sexy and kind of Grecian. I like it!
The designer is BCBG, correct?
Yes, this is BCBG, and you know, I’ve never worn white before, and I wanted something that was kind of sexy and fitted, and I thought this was perfect.
So what did you do today leading up to the red carpet?
I laid in bed as long as I could this morning. I got out of bed at like 11:30 and then jumped in the shower and started getting ready. Well, my boyfriend surprised me with breakfast in bed. I woke up and he had gone to the grocery store, and I woke up to him saying “Good morning!” and giving me breakfast.
“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Darin Brooks (Wyatt Fuller) is celebrating his recent engagement to Kelly Kruger (ex-Mackenzie Browning, “The Young and the Restless”), but that’s not all he has to be happy about: It looks like his future life partner will also be joining him at work!
A rep for the sudser confirms that Kruger will be guest-starring on the show during the upcoming Paris remotes as a chic and savvy Forrester publicist named Eva. Look for her appearance on Friday, August 8.
Soap Opera Network‘s coverage of the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards red carpet continues this week, starting with “General Hospital’s” Kristen Alderson (Kiki Jerome), who was nominated for Outstanding Younger Actress. “The Young and the Restless’” Hunter King (Summer Newman) ended up taking home the Emmy, but as you’ll see below, Alderson couldn’t have been happier for her counterpart!
Soap Opera Network: Kristen, you’re looking so bright and beautiful!
Alderson: Thank you! This is Michael Costello.
Why did you choose this gown over any other?
Well every year, I wear a gray or a beige or something that’s understated, and I wanted color. And boy did I get it! It kind of just found me. It was the third dress that I tried on and it was like, “Yeah, done! That’s the one.”
Ratings Report for the Week of June 16-20, 2014
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,605,000 (+200,000/+183,000)
2. B&B 3,799,000 (+264,000/+413,000)
3. GH 3,024,000 (-11,000/+594,000)
4. DAYS 2,355,000 (+6,000/-99,000)
1. Y&R 3.3/10 (+.1/+.1)
2. B&B 2.7/8 (+.1/+.3)
3. GH 2.2/7 (same/+.4)
4. DAYS 1.8/5 (+.1/-.1)