We spoke with I WANNA BE A SOAPSTAR's judge, Michael Bruno, and found out a few tidbits for the fans.
Shannon: So, why are you with Beth Ehlers today? Is she going to be a judge on the next I Wanna Be a Soap Star? [Laughter.]
Michael: Laughter... We haven't been picked up yet! I don't know why!
Shannon: Oh No! I can't believe that!
Michael: I am here with Beth because I took both Rick (Gus) and Beth off of Guiding Light and put them on AMC.
Shannon: Ahh, so you're the one responsible for that big coup!
Michael: It's a big "who's behind it!"
Shannon: The man of the century! Michael Bruno taking credit for it.
Michael: Yeah, it's a big coming out party.
Shannon: Any projections of winners at the ceremony tomorrow night?
Michael: Guiding Light best show. I think Michelle Stafford, I think Christian LeBlanc, I think maybe Rachel Melvin and I think Tom Pelphrey.
Shannon: Alright, thanks for the insight! (Michael got one out of five predictions correct, as Tom took home an Emmy!)
Daniel Goddard (Cane, Y&R) showed up and after blowing kisses, he came over and told Christine that he'd be on the Soaps.com message boards this week.
Christine: The fans love having you on the site.
Daniel: Well, you know, I really appreciate my fans.
We got into a top secret discussion that I won't reveal, and started discussing the Emmys.
Christine: Who do you think had a great storyline and good year, enough to take home lead actor Emmy?
Daniel: I think they all had a chance, including the female leads from Young and The Restless.
More chit chat that I can't print and then we took some photos and started talking with Arianne Zuker and James Scott.
Christine: You two are steaming up the screen lately with the Nicole and EJ pairing.
Arianne and James: (laughter) No, we don't know what you're talking about!
Christine: What are your thoughts on the twists that Days has done with pairing off unlikely couples this summer?
James thought that the storyline was interesting and liked all the new interaction between the actors. Arianne agreed and they both agreed with me that Nicole and EJ have a lot in common. Nicole has changed so much, even since she has showed up on the show this time around. She's sporting a new vulnerability and tells me that her return was like coming back to old family, "But it's not..." She says it's better! She, as a person, did some self discovery while she was gone. She worked on my side of the ropes, interviewing. She likes how the show is interacting the characters with the most unusual people and says it's more complicated than the regular "Here's your hero.." She says her husband Kyle Lowder (Rick, B&B) watches her on Days and is very supportive. He was at the party, but already inside. I reminded her that she had met Lori Wilson at the James Reynolds Basketball and she commented on how much she loves doing that event. Poor James was a little left out and they had to move on.
Shannon and Christine spoke with the entertaining and lovely General Hospital actresses about Night Shift. Minae Noji (Dr. Kelly Lee, GH) and Kent Masters King (Dr. Lainey Winters, GH) were sad that they weren't going to be a part of the show this year, but Sonya Eddy, (Epiphany, GH) squeezed her way into the conversation and we were happy to learn that she'd be a part of the show this year. They told us the cast of GH bonded, like no other and they'd miss that. It's apparent when we see them together on the carpet at this party and again at the Emmys. We agreed GH NS compliments General Hospital and how happy we were to see Epiphany have more of a storyline.
Judi Evans made her way over to us. She greeted Christine like an old friend, with a kiss and a hug. She's really a genuine person, but we couldn't recall where we'd met previously, so Shannon suggested, laughingly that it was â€œOn the street somewhere...â€ Judi and I just looked at Shannon, unblinking, then started to grin.
Judi laughed. â€œYeah some street corner!â€
Christine: â€œThat's right, you were honing in on my corner, biatch!â€
Judi: â€œYeah and we started going at it.... wanna go?â€ (she puts up her dukes, prepared to fight)
We congratulated her on her nomination, which unfortunately didn't end up with a win, but all the same, she was deserving. She let us know which clip she submitted. There were two. The first was the scene of her trying to break brother Steve out of the mental health hospital and the second was of her and son Conner, getting ex-husband's bones from the morgue. She likes a lot of bone, says Judi! We laugh and chat a little more before she moved on.
It's always interesting to find out what the actresses think about their show and about daytime in general. Especially from this actress, who we all love from As The World Turns. Shannon asked Chauntee Schuler (Bonnie McKechnie, ATWT) about her thoughts on what has been happening on ATWT lately.