Tue, 25 May 2010
On today's episode of Daytime Confidential Luke and Jamey are offering up a sneak peek at their upcoming spinoff podcast, Pop Confidential! Check out their exclusive podcast interview with Justin Gaston and Kara Killmer, two of the stars of one of the hottest shows on Hulu, If I Can Dream, from American Idol creator Simon Fuller.
If I Can Dream is an interactive, 24-hour-a-day, docusoap following the lives of a group of aspiring singers, models and actors, all living together in a SoCal "Dream House". Did we mention the Dream House is equipped with 60 AXIS cameras, which follow the casts every move? This fact caused the Dream House to turn into a nightmare for one of the show's leads. On May 8, former NFL cheerleader and Playboy bunny, Amanda Phillips left the Dream House after declaring she could no longer deal with the show infringing on her personal life. We get reactions from Justin and Kara about how it felt to see their friend move out. The pair also dishes about what it's like to now be living with former American Idol contestant Alex Lambert, who recently moved into the house, adding a much needed bad boy to the mix!
We also hear Justin react to gossip blogger Perez Hilton (who recently visited the house) saying he believes the public perceives the Pineville, Louisiana native and celeb blog staple as being merely the ex-boyfriend of MileyCyrus, who likes to take his clothes off and isn't very "bright". You'll wanna tune in to hear the former Nashville Star contestant address those claims and reveal how he's working to change people's misconceptions of him by focusing everything he has on his singing career.
Gaston and Killmer also weigh in on how a pair of good, Christian kids from the South (Killmer is from Crowley, Texas, just a hop, skip and a jump from Jamey's hometown) manage to stay grounded in L.A., a town where sex, seduction and commercialism rule the day. After you listen to the podcast, head on over to Hulu to watch this week's 30-minute installment of If I Can Dream, with special guest star Perez Hilton. To watch the talented, sexy inhabitants of the Dream House day or night, visit If I Can Dream's official website.
Mon, 24 May 2010
On today’s Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jillian and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:
Erica’s plane goes down on All My Children and the mountain man story begins. Is AMC getting better or is it already going downhill under Kreizman and Swajeski?
As the World Turns honors Eileen Fulton’s fabulous 50 years as Lisa Grimaldi. Parker confesses to knocking out Gabriel, but Lucinda gets to Gabriel before Craig and Margo get to him.
Stephen is run over on The Bold and the Beautiful. Will the accident have an impact on his seduction of Pam? Steffy tries to manipulate Oliver in her attempt to get Hope and Brooke out of Forrester.
Melanie and Stephanie face off on Days of our Lives. Stefano wants to take Will under his wing and mentor him to take over the family business.
Adrianne Leon returns to General Hospital. Carly brought Brook Lynn back to Port Charles to break up Dante and Lulu, but Carly’s plans almost always blow up in her face. Are Johnny and Olivia toast? If so, who will they end up with?
One Life to Live’s Starr X’d Lovers took its final bow and we’re handing out our final grades. Brody and Natalie sleep together. Luke and Regan loved it, but did Jillian? Should Natalie and Brody have a baby?
Marcy Rylan makes her debut on The Young and the Restless as Abby Newman. Was it a hit or a miss? What will happen to Kevin and Jana’s marriage now that Ryder is back in the picture?
The DC gang picks their Performers of the Week and discusses their honorable and dishonorable mentions. Find out which actor received a rare three-peat as Performer of the Week.
Mon, 17 May 2010
On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jillian, Regan and Melodie discuss the latest in All My Children, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:
The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy nominations were announced and we react by picking a major snub and deserving nomination as a preview to our upcoming Daytime Confidential Emmy Nomination podcast.
One Life to Live's highly anticipated musical "Starr X'd Lovers" debuted on Friday and we grade the episode after Jillian recounts her visit to the OLTL set to preview the special episodes.
All My Children recasts Bianca Montgomery with Christina Bennett Lind. Will AMC give Bianca a good storyline or is this just them going tit for tat with The Young and the Restless? Adam has Liza throw Annie out of the Chandler mansion, but by Friday she was back under its roof. Is AMC moving too fast?
Sony TV President Steve Mosko revealed he received death threats during Eric Braeden's contract negotiations. No one should take soaps so seriously that they feel the need to threaten someone's life. Jack discovers that Patty is pretending to be Emily. Does anyone actually care about Emily? Victoria and Billy get married.
Adrienne Frantz returns to The Bold and the Beautiful. Who should she take on first? Luke and Jillian want it to be Steffy. Should Pam be encouraging Steffy to go after Hope when Hope is only a teenager?
Noah gets his sight back on As the World Turns, but what will he do when he find out that Luke and Reid share a connection? Carly and Jack's relationship is the same old same old. Melodie wants them to just get together already.
Nicole gets closer to uncovering the truth about who is attacking Salem's men, but will she let her desire to frame Arianna get in the way of unmasking Salem's latest stalker? EJ and Sami are growing closer together. Luke wants Sami to find out what EJ did, but Jillian points out that it would mean Rafe winds by default.
The DC gang then chooses their Performers of the Week, honorable mentions and dishonorable mentions. Who will make this week's lists?
Tue, 11 May 2010
On today's Top 5 episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie are counting down their Top 5 Primetime Soap Couples. With so many great primetime soaps to choose from, who will they pick? Will they pick couples from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s or earlier? Do their choices match who you would pick?
Thu, 6 May 2010
Plans for the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to air this June 27 on CBS are on and popping, thanks in large part to the men and women behind Associated Television International, like company president David McKenzie. On today's episode of Daytime Confidential, Luke and Jamey chat with another of ATI's power players, self-proclaimed soap opera lover Jim Romanovich, president of worldwide media and entertainment for ATI.
Jim reveals how ATI managed to once again save the Daytime Emmy telecast, and offers up a sneak peek into what fans of daytime television can expect from the award show. Romanovich then shares some of his thoughts on his own fave sudsers, like General Hospital and dishes about ATI's interest in re-imagining a classic soap brand. Guess which soap Jamey wants ATI to do a next generation project for? Soap fans won't wanna miss what this talented and prolific producer has to say about the industry!
Tue, 4 May 2010
She's baaaaack! That's right Daytime Confidential listeners, Victoria Rowell returns to the podcast to dish with Luke and Jamey about her scandalously-hilarious new novel, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva, in bookstores today. The former star of The Young and the Restless shares what it feels like to finally have her long-awaited roman a clef (think: Valley of the Soap Opera Dolls) about the behind-the-scenes drama of a daytime sudser into the hands of the adoring fans who have supported her during her 25 years in daytime.
Rowell gives DC listeners a sneak peek into the fictional world of Calysta Jeffries, the sexy, mocha starlet, who appears on daytime's top soap, The Rich and the Ruthless and answers if Calysta's panty-less arch rival Emmy Abernathy is patterned after anyone soap fans may know.
Rowell also reacts to having her New York Times Best Selling memoir The Women Who Raised Me cited in the 10th Anniversary issue of O Magazine and shares her joy at Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva being selected an official book club pick by Essence.
Then Rowell gets real, once again about the lack of diversity behind and in front of the screens of daytime television and weighs in on former costar Michelle Stafford's recent revelation to TV Guide Canada that the brass at Y&R knew all about Stafford's plan to spit water on Rowell in a scene, which The Staff refers to as "a spit take". If you guys thought Vicki was frank the first time around, you ain't heard nuthin' yet!
Mon, 3 May 2010
On today’s episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:
ABC reassures One Life to Live fans that it isn’t cancelling their soap. Cole beats the crap out of Todd in one of the most violent scenes we’ve watched in daytime. Will All My Children’s Greenlee get a miracle baby with David Hayward? Regan isn’t a fan of miracle pregnancies, but Luke doesn’t mind since it undoes some more of the Madden era. General Hospital’s Dante takes the stand and testifies at Sonny’s trial.
The Young and the Restless signs former Guiding Light star Jeff Branson and lands Sean Young for a short stint. Why is Y&R bringing on guests like Sean Young when we rarely see Melody Thomas Scott? Mary Beth Evans returns to As the World Turns as Oakdale’s Sierra. Does anyone believe that Lily would keep the existence of Craig’s son a secret for all these years? Is The Bold and the Beautiful’s Bill Spencer manipulating Donna to get his hands back on Forrester or is he just trying to be a good brother-in-law?
Days of our Lives’ Dena Higley reveals where she found the inspiration for Hope’s latest storyline. DAYS is making it hard for fans to choose between the Safe and EJami pairings, but should they introduce another woman to set her sights on Rafe and make Sami jealous?
The DC gang chooses their performers of the week and discusses their honorable and dishonorable mentions. All this and much more on today’s show!