It’s been quite a few months since we last saw Denyse Tontz as the adorable Miranda Montgomery on Prospect Park’s “All My Children,” but it looks like she has been keeping busy! While soap fans know her as Erica Kane’s granddaughter, Tontz is also a talented singer and songwriter. Her music was featured in multiple “AMC” scenes last year as well as on CBS’ “The Mentalist.” She has released a new music video and it’s an inspiring ode to finding the motivation to rise above negativity.
In “Use It,” Tontz tells mean girls, ex-boyfriends, and haters to bring it because she’s going to use their negativity to help propel her forward. “I’m going to say your name in my acceptance speech. Gonna tell the cameras what you mean to me,” she says. And she may do just that: let’s not forget that Tontz is among the pre-nominees for the Outstanding Younger Actress Award at the Daytime Emmys this year!
She is also now being managed by former Nirvana and Led Zeppelin manager Danny Goldberg, so we should expect to hear a lot more music from Tontz in the future!
The official Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards were announced earlier today, and fans of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” may have noticed something peculiar: Both online versions of the shows were much less represented than their network counterparts.
Despite the National Academy of Televisions Arts & Sciences declaring last October that the web sudsers were eligible to compete against “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless,” “Days of our Lives” and “General Hospital,” only four actors are on the list: Oustanding Younger Actress pre-nominees Kelley Missal (Danielle Manning, “OLTL”) and Denyse Tontz (Miranda Montgomery, “AMC”) and Outstanding Younger Actor pre-nominees Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey King, “OLTL”) and Eric Nelson (AJ Chandler, “AMC”).
Earlier today the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards.
All entrants that submitted this year were judged by their peers via an online ballot. Eligible judges viewed clips containing work of each performer and were required to select their top 10 performer choices. In the case of the Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor categories, there were ties this year that resulted in more than 10 pre-nominees.
The candidates below will now advance to the blue ribbon screening round, which will determine both nominees and recipients. The final nominations will be announced May 1.
You’ve already heard from Debbi Morgan and Cady McClain, but what about the other stars of “All My Children” who’ve recently learned that Prospect Park will not be forging ahead with a second season of the supposed “anytime” soap opera. Putting together all the tweets (at the time of this posting), Soap Opera Network has compiled a list of what some of the actors are saying about the demise of “AMC” 2.0 on social media.
Eric Nelsen (AJ Chandler) tweeted earlier today, “Thank you for all the love and support re #AMC. We’d be nothing without u guys so for that reason I am grateful. This is only the beginning.” His tweet was retweeted by Denyse Tontz (Miranda Montgomery), who has yet to officially comment herself.
EXCLUSIVE: While on the red carpet of the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, “All My Children” actresses Cady McClain (Dixie Martin), Denyse Tontz (Miranda Montgomery) and Sal Stowers (Cassandra Foster) gave Soap Opera Network the inside scoop on the summer filming hiatus of their soap, what lies ahead for their characters, and much, much more.
EXCLUSIVE: Life hasn’t exactly been easy for “All My Children’s” Miranda Montgomery, and her portrayer, Denyse Tontz, revealed to Soap Opera Network that the teen’s life is about to get even crazier!
She’s got a lesbian mother, a budding crush on her childhood best friend and has no idea that she’s the product of rape. Yep, that pretty much sums up life for Bianca’s (Eden Riegel) daughter, who’s still trying to figure out who she is in the madness of her Pine Valley life. “I know she’ll be coming into her own pretty soon,” Tontz says of what’s ahead. “There’s a storyline developing that everybody is talking about, which is that she doesn’t know who her paternal dad is, so it’ll be interesting to see that develop.”
During all the commotion surrounding the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards on Sunday, June 16, came word from “All My Children” actress Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery; ex-Heather Stevens, “The Young and the Restless”) that she is again with child!
Many of you have probably not heard the full theme song used for “All My Children” titled “We Are The Love” by Imaginary Friend, but no one has heard the full “One Life to Live” theme titled “Brand New Start” by IZA, who is newly signed to Boss Lady Entertainment and Snoop Lion‘s Berhane Sound System label, until now!
The OnLine Network announced today that both theme songs are now available for streaming via their newly created SoundCloud page. In addition to the opening theme music, fans will also get to hear “Parachute” by Denyse Tontz (Miranda Montgomery), which was featured in a recent episode of “AMC.”
On the Thursday, May 2 episode of “All My Children,” The OnLine Network finally revealed what the ABC finale in 2011 left viewers clamoring to know…Who Did JR Shoot? Fans will remember that the character was drunk and aiming his gun at at unknown individual(s) when shots were fired and the show faded to black. Now in 2013, we have our answer and sadly, some of you will not be happy.
A character proclaims, “Pine Valley lost a part of its soul that night, but today the sun shines bright.” That day in particular is Monday, April 29, when “All My Children” premieres with all new episodes via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes with Pine Valley’s citizens having picked things up five years after that traumatic night Adam Chandler (David Canary) and Brooke English (Julia Barr) celebrated their engagement and a shot went off. Fans will quickly be able to jump right back into the soap where “cute, sexy, action and adventure, romance and sex” may be a simple way to summarize the storytelling on any given daytime soap, but on “AMC” things are just all the better.