Wednesday night's Season 4 premiere of ABC's NASHVILLE brought a heavy helping of the show's soapy best and worst. I make no bones about the fact that when it comes to TV, I have a few guilty pleasures; one is this country music, primetime soap opera, and another is ABC's lone remaining honest-to-goodness soap opera, GENERAL HOSPITAL. While NASHVILLE opens up its season with a heaping helping of delicious melodrama, I find myself becoming increasingly weary of the repetitive storylines that the show has been stuck in for the past season-plus. I think if Callie Khouri and her writers leaned in and fully embraced the show's soapy nature, it might result in a more fresh and creative product. So, I have come up with five soap-inspired rules that I think will help the NASHVILLE writers as they plot out the rest of the season. (more...)
The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade CELEBRATED with a star-studded spectacular, on 'Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,' last night (more...)
The night came to a spectacular close with Grammy® award winning artist and Season 20 contestant Patti LaBelle performing her iconic hit 'Lady Marmalade' with Lil' Kim and Dancing With the Stars champion, Amber Riley. (more...)
The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade celebrates with a star-studded spectacular, on 'Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,' TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The extraordinary episode will be filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present 'Dancing with the Stars' cast members and pro dancers plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons. Dancing history will be made with the show's largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros. (more...)
On Friday, June 20th, the brightest stars of televisions below the line talent in Daytime gathered at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles to honor their own at the 41st Daytime Creative Arts EMMY Awards. Although many of the individuals associated with nominated projects may not have been household names, there were many recognizable personalities such as Ron Howard, George Lucas, Leeza Gibbons, Jack Hanna and even Cookie Monster (David Rudman). On hand to disperse awards to over 50 categories were such noted performers as Melody Thomas Scott, George Chakiris, Ashley Tisdale, Lauralee Bell and June Lockhart, who has started her 81st year as a paid actress that included her role of Maria Ramirez on General Hospital for many years. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)
Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre was originally set to present a re-imagined concert version of Lerner and Loewe's Tony Award-winning musical GIGI this May, but the company has been forced to cancel the production due to internal scheduling conflicts. The musical has been announced for a Broadway opening in 2015. (more...)
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), today announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. (more...)
Long-time DANCING WITH THE STARS dance pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be making his acting debut on the daytime sudser General Hospital today. The news was revealed by GH producer Ron Carlivati on Wednesday (more...)
A familiar face to daytime audiences, Ian Buchanan has been a regular on Days of Our Lives, All My Children, Port Charles, and won an Emmy for his turn on Bold and the Beautiful. He's also appeared in prime time (most memorably in David Lynch's Twin Peaks) and on the big screen (notably, opposite Jodie Foster in Panic Room). But today, the show-business veteran debuts in virgin territory: as a recurring special guest star in the hit comedy web TV series Old Dogs & New Tricks, playing 'Christoph,' a Hollywood photographer who focuses in on one of the Old Dogs. (more...)
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), today announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. (more...)
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy may not have danced away with the mirror ball trophy on "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars," but they certainly had a lot chemistry. Chmerkovskiy sits down with Wendy Williams to set the rumors on his love life - and potential reality show with brother Maksim - straight. Check out the clip below!
In the final element of the DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STAR competition, the three finalists performed an Instant Dance routine. They were given their music and dance style just minutes before they performed live to complete the judges' scores. Below, check out photos of the exciting night of dance competition in which Melissa Rycroft and her partner Tony Dovolani were crowned champions! (more...)
On last night's final episode of the first ever DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS competition, Melissa Rycroft and her partner Tony Dovolani were crowned champions! The final round included competitors Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough and Kelly Monaco & Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Below, watch the tension-filled moment when Melissa finally won her well-earned mirror ball trophy! (more...)
One of reality television's most notable competitions concludes tonight. A winner will be crowned. Someone will cry. Well, multiple someones might cry. DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS has named their three finalists, and one will finish out the week with some toned biceps - from hauling around the mirrorball trophy on the daytime talk show circuit.