CBS Daytime has announced a week-long Twitter event leading up to the “40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards,” which airs live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, June 16 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM ET on HLN.
Cast members and producers from CBS’ daytime soap opera programming block consisting of “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” will tweet live with fans during the east coast broadcast of their respective soaps – 12:30 PM, ET/ 9:30 AM, PT for “Y&R” and 1:30 PM, ET / 10:30 AM, PT for “B&B.” Julie Chen, co-host of “The Talk,” will also take part in a Twitter chat. Fans are asked to use hashtags #YR for “Y&R,” #BoldandTheBeautiful for “B&B” and #TalkLiveChat for “The Talk” when tweeting their favorites.
“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Heather Tom has taken home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for her work as Katie Logan the past two years in a row, and with yet another year of both superb storylines and emotional work, the actress just may nab the award again! “It doesn’t get old; it’s very fun, and I’m very grateful,” she says of the nomination, adding that she chose the episodes in which Katie, in the throes of her post-partum depression, leaves Bill and Will. “I was really proud of it, and it’s funny, because I was so pregnant doing it, and it was my catharsis. I would come in and be like, ‘I’m crazy today, so I’m just going to bawl all day long and get it out of my system and then go home!’”
“The Young and the Restless” will air a special tribute episode to the late Jeanne Cooper on Tuesday, May 28 (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Cast members and friends of the beloved actress, including Melody Thomas Scott, Christian Le Blanc, Tracey E. Bregman, Eric Braeden and “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” John McCook and Heather Tom, as well as family members such as her son, Corbin Bernsen, recently gathered on set to shoot a celebration of the life of their late friend, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 84. Cooper, the Emmy Award-winning actress who portrayed Katherine Chancellor for more than 39 years, is the show’s longest-running cast member.
On Friday, May 21, 1999, Susan Lucci won her first Daytime Emmy Award in any category after portraying the iconic Erica Kane for (at the time) nearly 30 years on ABC’s “All My Children.”
On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 14 years after winning in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, fans are still pondering whether the actress will reprise her role on the soap opera now that it’s back in production via Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network. In the meantime, tell us where you were on that special night when one of daytime television’s biggest stars won the coveted award.
When Jeanne Cooper first stepped into “The Young and the Restless’” Genoa City as Katherine Chancellor back in 1973, soap opera history was made. Written by show creator William J. Bell specifically to convey controversial storylines that would boost weak ratings, Katherine was everything the wealthy wife of Phillip Chancellor II shouldn’t be: a drunk, a heavy smoker and a bit of a slut who had illicit affairs with stable boys. Despite the character’s many problems, fans fell in love with Katherine — as well as the actress who so effortlessly brought her to life.
News that “The Young and the Restless’” Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) passed away this morning has rocked the entertainment community, and the beloved actress’ colleagues have responded with an outpour of memories, loving words and final farewells via Twitter. Soap Opera Network has rounded up all of the sentiments written so far, which include kind words from her “Y&R” co-stars and beyond.
Quite a few familiar faces will resurface on “The Bold and the Beautiful” next week:
Aaron D. Spears returns as Justin on Friday, April 19. He was last seen on January 7.
Zack Conroy and Todd McKee are back as Oliver and Jake on Wednesday, April 17. They were both last seen on March 15. Look for Conroy and his character to also crossover to Genoa City this May.
Looking at how daytime television has become the pre-primtime of the entertainment landscape in more ways than one, Variety.com, now part of Penske Business Media, LLC (owners of Deadline.com and TVLine.com), has highlighted several of daytime’s biggest stars in front of and behind the scenes who help make the daily drama, the fun & games and the topics of discussion millions of viewers tune into each and every weekday. Those featured in the article include Angelica McDaniel (Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime), Frank Valentini (Executive Producer, “General Hospital”) Kelly Ripa (Tak Show Host, “Live with Kelly and Michael”; ex-Hayley Vaughan Santos, “All My Children”), Heather Tom (Katie Spencer, “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Katie Couric (Talk Show Host, “Katie”), Judge Judy Sheindlin (Judge, “Judge Judy”), Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly (Co-Hosts, “The Chew”) and many more.
The peer votes have been cast, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards! Five categories have been announced, including Lead Actress and Lead Actor, Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor, as well as Younger Actress and Younger Actor. Without further adieu, here are the pre-nominees:
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Bold and the Beautiful” starlet Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer) is currently co-starring in the play The Heiress at the Pasadena Playhouse along with veteran actors Richard Chamberlain and Julia Duffy.
Tom portrays Catherine Sloper, a shy, plain-Jane woman who stands to inherit a fortune from her dying Physician father Dr. Austin Sloper (Chamberlain). When Catherine meets charming Morris Townsend (Steve Coombs), she’s immediately enamored by the attention he gives her, attention that she’s desperately craved from her father. Dr. Sloper believes Morris is only pursuing Catherine to get her inheritance and threatens to disinherit her if she marries him.
Also starring in the production headed by Chamberlain are Gigi Bermingham, Chris Reinacher, Elizabeth Tobias, Anneliese van der Pol, and Jill Van Velzer.
The production, directed by Dámaso Rodriguez, started on April 24 and will run on the Playhouse Mainstage until May 20. Tickets for The Heiress can be purchased at The Pasadena Playhouse box office, online or by calling 626-356-7529.