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As we get closer to daytime's biggest night, taking place on Sunday, May 1, the industry is abuzz today over which actors were submitted for a pre-nomination for the "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). With at least two actors per show for each category (exception being Supporting Actress) several of daytime television's biggest and brightest stars are looking to vie for the coveted trophy that celebrates their hard work during calendar year 2015.
Jason Thompson
It's out with the old and in with the new on January 13, when Jason Thompson debuts as Billy Abbott on “The Young and the Restless.” Thompson replaces Burgess Jenkins, who joined the soap in June 2014 replacing David Tom. But let's face it, he'll be judged by whether or not he measures up to Billy Miller's portrayal of the popular character.
Think sublime chemistry between a daytime leading man and leading lady means a hunky-dory relationship off camera? Think again. In a video on bravotv.comEileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, "The Young and the Restless"; ex-Kristen DiMera, "Days of our Lives") and Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed, "DAYS") reveal they haven't always liked -- and occasionally loathed -- their soap pairings.

DAYTIME EMMYS: Additional Presenters Announced

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 3:11 PM EDT
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and Pop announced today additional presenters for "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," including Tom Bergeron, Eileen Davidson, Kevin Frazier, Leeza Gibbons, Vicki Lawrence and Mario Lopez. They will be joined by the "Queens of Drama," the co-hosts of "The Talk," the co-hosts of the new lifestyle chat show "The FAB Life," and several other big stars from "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless."
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On "The Bold and the Beautiful," Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) will stop at nothing to prevent Deacon (Sean Kanan) from marrying Quinn (Rena Sofer), "Days of our Lives" features the return of Eileen Davidson as Kristen Dimera, and "The Young and the Restless" is filled with brutal betrayals and numerous revelations that no one saw coming. Is Sharon's (Sharon Case) life in danger?
Fans of online series "Youthful Daze" will soon get a dose of "The Young and the Restless'" Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), when she debuts in upcoming episodes as Nicole Wallace, the mother of resident bad boy Randy Milhouse (Reese Mishler). Scott's character is described as being "calculated and waspy."
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While Bravo's "The Real Housewives" reality franchise has always been considered an unscripted soap, tonight marks the first time a current soap star will be seen as a regular when "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of our Lives" actress Eileen Davidson joins the group of women in "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."