Soap Stars Glisten & Dish on the Daytime Emmy Red Carpet!
Daytime's brightest stars shined - or should I say glistened â€“ on the 31st Annual Daytime Emmy red carpet at the Orpheum Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, August 29, 2009.
Soaps.com was not quite glistening, but we were there snapping pictures, grabbing video, and chatting with the actors on what felt like the hottest carpet in Emmy history.
"Oh my god, I'm sweating. Itâ€™s gross," groaned Days of Our Lives Nadia Bjorlin, who was not showing the slightest bit of wear in her Mark Zunino gown and jewels by Natalie Kay.
For all the groans about the temps â€“ and there were many through out the afternoon â€“ it's no surprise that a number of actors spent the morning at their swank hotel pools, including Nadia's main squeeze, Brandon Beemer (Owen, Bold and the Beautiful)
"Brandon and I stayed at The Standard and had a relaxed day," Bjorlin shares. "We just got up, had breakfast and then my hair and makeup artist came over. Brandon was like, 'I'm out of here!' and went upstairs to the pool for a nice swim, while we were getting ready, gossiping, listening to music and having a good time."
Nominee Bradford Anderson, (General Hospital) also checked into the hotel. "We had an easy, luxurious day," he says. "We spent some time with friends and I had a drink with Brandon, if that counts as pampering."
He pointed to fiancÃ© Kiera (see photo) as his good luck charm, but insisted, "I'm just happy to be here. I'm not too worried about what happens within the building."
I got the impression many of the men on the carpet would have preferred swimsuits to suits or tuxes, but they buttoned up nicely for the affair. Hugo Boss made a big showing, and there also a handful of Armani on the carpet, but three-time Best Actor winner Christian LeBlanc, (The Young and the Restless) bragged that his tux was right from Joseph Abboud, himself.
Most of the ladies went for up-dos and the smart ones avoided avoid materials like satin, which show the stain of sweat. Stacy Haiduk learned another rule for the heat: avoid leather hairy accessories (aka Miss Kitty)!
It's of note that this year, none of daytime's divas copped to making any changes to diet and exercise to get ready for Emmyâ€¦ except the one wearing a white bikini on the awards show!
"It's been pretty intense ladies," admitted Chrishell Straus, who rocked a Grecian Giovanni gown the carpet. "The whole month of August I've been working with a trainer and eating a bunch of small healthy meals, but this last week, I have seen a carb! I'm about to eat my arm off. It is party time when that bikini number is over!"