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    SOAPnet 'Night Before Party' Red Carpet!

    2008 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, Friday, June 15 2007


    Jacklyn Zeman (Christine Fix, Soaps.com)
    Soaps.com's Shannon Burrell and Christine Fix were invited to cover the SOAPnet "Night Before Party" last night at trendy hotspot Boulevard 3, in Hollywood. We arrived early and took our places amongst the media, on the red carpet. We spent our time waiting for the arrivals by mixing it up with a few freelance photographers, and downing copious amounts of liquids.

    We spoke with various actors and actresses from all nine soaps, and took a mess of photographs, which we'll be uploading throughout the week. Shannon and I are preparing to cover the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, so thought we'd take what little time we have to provide our visitors with a few teasers of what went down on the red carpet, before the SOAPnet party!

    Shannon and Christine had the pleasure of chatting with General Hospital's Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie Spencer)

    Soaps.com: Will you be a part of GH: Night Shift?
    Jacklyn: You know, I am not sure. I like to be surprised by the scripts, so I just open them and go with what it says!
    Soaps.com: We’ve been waiting for Bobbie to get some romance in her life.
    Jacklyn: Yeah, me too! It has definitely been a dry spell in that area.


    Linda Dano (Christine Fix, Soaps.com)
    We turned our attentions to daytime fashion diva Linda Dano, (ex-Felicia Galant Another World ex-Ray OLTL/GH/AMC)

    Soaps.com exchanged pleasantries with the lovely Linda, and asked her when she'd be on another daytime show.
    Linda: You won’t! I have officially retired from daytime, but you will continue to see me on 'unzipped' and commenting about what everyone is wearing.


    Elizabeth, Ricky & Marj (Christine Fix, Soaps.com)
    Time was running away with us and before they were whisked away for photos, The Guiding Light's Marj Dusay (Alexandra Spaulding), Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) and Elizabeth Keifer (Blake Marler) stopped briefly to say hello.

    Soaps.com: Congratulations to all of you at Guiding Light for 70 years and to you Ricky for your Best Actor Emmy Nomination!

    Ricky: Thank you so much!
    Soaps.com: Would the three of you mind posing for a group photo?
    Marj: Not at all!


    Judith Chapman (Christine Fix, Soaps.com)
    The threesome was rushed off and we spoke with the lovely southern belle, The Young and The Restless' Judith Chapman (Gloria Bardwell). Judith was animated and when we asked if she thought that Y&R was going to take home the award of Best Show this year, she told us, "I think it is high time! The cast and crew work so hard every day to produce an exciting show. Tomorrow at the Emmy Awards, I will be doing what you are doing right now on the red carpet for CBS.com. Please look for me and say hello."

    Soaps.com: We will be right there with you and can’t wait to read what all you have to say from the red carpet!


    Thaao & Leann (Christine Fix, Soaps.com)
    The line moves quickly, so we nabbed Thaao Penghlis, who plays devious Tony Dimera, on Days Of Our Lives. We were happily surprised to see his beautiful guest, who just happens to be Leann Hunley, who portrays Anna DiMera Brady on the show.

    Soaps.com: Thaao, welcome back to Days! How does it feel to be back?
    Thaao: You know, it has been almost 2 years since I left. It took a little time to find my footing again, but it’s all going great now! I’ve had meetings with the new writer and the fans can expect a very exciting storyline around why the Dimera/Brady feud began...and passion is at the core!

    Soaps.com: Leann, we are thrilled that you are back on the show! Was it just like old times on the set?
    Leann: It was like time had stood still, yet I am 21 years older! *grimace and a chuckle* Everyone is still the same and they are great to work with!
    Soaps.com: What role will Anna be playing when she returns to Salem?
    Leann: She will be there to do what she does best; to stir up trouble!


    The red carpet interviews lasted approximately 3 hours, so don't think that this is the last of our red carpet tales. Another update will follow, but right now, we've got to get ourselves all pretty and dash off to another round of interviews.

    Stay tuned!



    Christine Fix and Shannon Burrell
    Editor-in-Chief / Soap Journalist
    Soaps.com


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by merrymary at Friday, June 15 2007 03:11 PM

    Enjoyed reading the interviews you had with the stars of the GL. I hope this is a big year for them. We, the fans want them to come in 1st place. The actors up for the awards deserve to win, if not, we will still keep watching daily.

    Posted by vernonda2n1 at Friday, June 15 2007 05:01 PM

    Congradulations to all emmy nominies!

    Posted by brianjames at Friday, June 15 2007 11:16 PM

    ok i am a fan of days, and i watched the emmys and there wasnt one nominatoin for days of our lives, i am sooooooooo mad right now. days in one of my fav. show, and its the only soap i watch. they should have got some thing for tonite.

    Posted by krmk at Saturday, June 16 2007 07:55 AM

    In my opinion, Laura Spencer did not deserve her award. She is hardly ever there. It should have gone to Carly or Kate........or Tracy. These 3 gals are the greatest!! And - what about Sonny? He is a super hunk!!!! Spinelli also adds to the show!! I would not watch GH if it weren't for these characters. oops!! forgot to mention Luke - he and Tracy are a very interesting couple.

    Posted by glowhip at Saturday, June 16 2007 09:02 AM

    I too am a Days fan, but Guiding Light is also one of my favs,so I was happy for their wins, butI too was surprised there were no nominations for any of the Days cast(parts I saw), but yet Passions had a nominee "James Stevenson" Jared Casey, how did that come about; I love his good looks and sexy role, but by no-means is he a great actor.

    Posted by machel at Saturday, June 16 2007 08:40 PM

    I think as long as Days keeps the old characters on the show,it will be more and more worth watching! so I'm gonna keep on watching my favorite daytime soap.

    Posted by jcrobinson at Monday, June 18 2007 04:01 AM

    You met Jackie Z? I had so many lovely chats with her that all started with an interview for our GH page and it turned into a nice little saturday morning routine throughout the winter. She'd tell me what she was doing and I'd remind her blizzards and sledding and a backyard full of kids is like. I would have loved to have met her. Thanks for the great photo!

    Posted by gbean at Tuesday, June 19 2007 10:30 AM

    I love that Leann says shes back to stir up trouble. DOOL needs some excitement and I think this summer will help. Hopefully the new writers will give viewers the excitement they crave and that DOOL has been lacking. Times change story lines need to change too. Bring on more actors and more story lines make the Salem population grow a bit.

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Thursday, June 28 2007 11:29 AM

    Yes Julie, and she remembered you. (Jackie Z)

    Leann was a sweetheart. I really enjoyed talking to her. She is down to earth and it was cool to tell her that all of the fans were dying to see her back as Anna. She wasn't sure!!

    She's fantastic as Anna.


    Chrissi

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