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DC #724: 2013 Daytime Emmy Award Predictions

2013-06-14
Length: 31s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Regan Cellura, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels make their picks for who will take home the golden statue at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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DC #723: The Great General Hospital Debate

2013-06-04
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Melodie Aikels debate the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines.

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DC #722: Bubble Guts

2013-05-21
Length: 1s

On today's Super-sized Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines.

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DC #721: Lisa Rinna Drops by The Jolt With Larry Flick

2013-05-20
Length: 19s

Celebrity Apprentice and former Days of Our Lives star Lisa Rinna dropped by The Jolt on Sirius OutQ and chatted with Larry Flick and Keith Price about her QVC line Belle Gray and her Celebrity Apprentice elimination. Flick also gets Rinna to react to rumors she might or might not end up on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The Jolt graciously shared the interview with Daytime Confidential listeners to enjoy.

Visit Sirius OutQ for more on The Jolt and Larry Flick’s weekend show Feel the Spin.

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DC #720: Funky Bees

2013-05-08
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines.

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DC #719: SUPER-SIZED — All My Children and One Life to Live Return and Daytime Emmy Nomination Reactions

2013-05-02
Length: 2s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels celebrate the rebirth of All My Children and One Life to Live with a super sized episode by sharing their favorite moments, weigh in on the things that can be improved and grade each show's web debut.

The DC gang then reacts to the 2013 Daytime Emmy Nomations from Outstanding Younger Actor and Actress to Outstanding Drama, they cover them all.

Jamey dishes about his recent travels and spills some tea about scoop he learned while on the road.

All this and much more on today's show!

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DC #718: EXCLUSIVE — Y&R's Angell Conwell and Redaric Williams on Playing The Sexy, Secretive Michaelson Sibs

2013-04-30
Length: 31s

They're the fictional, brother/sister duo bringing sexual chocolate back to Genoa City on CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, Jamey Giddens and Luke Kerr welcome Angell Conwell and Redaric Williams, who play secretive siblings Leslie and Tyler Michaelson.   What has it been like for Conwell to take Leslie from being GC's go-to attorney, to the front burner, via a juicy murder mystery and dysfunctional family drama? How is model-turned-actor Williams managing to make the role of Tyler his own amid comparisons to Shemar Moore's Malcolm Winters?   Will fans ever accept the Michaelsons getting next to father/daughter pair Neil (Kristoff St. John) and Lily Winters (Christel Khalil), with the ghost of Dru and a very much alive Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) to contend with? Luke and Jamey get to the bottom of all of that and more in this fun-filled podcast interview!…

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DC #717: Biker Chick Wedding

2013-04-25
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines.

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DC #716: Underground Strip Clubs

2013-04-11
Length: 37s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

General Hospital's fantastic 50th Anniversary celebration. From the anniversary episode and surprise appearances to the Nurses Ball, the DC gang discuss their favorite moments and the ones that left them scratching their heads. Carly and Brenda go to war. Is Helena really dead? Emme Rylan makes her GH debut on April 11.

Katie ends up in the hospital on The Bold and the Beautiful. Bill and Brooke have sex after Katie demands a divorce. Caroline can't get enough of Hercules.

Jen Lilley heads to Days of our Lives. Cameron strips down. Jennifer rips into Daniel.

Susie Bedsow Horgan is out as One Life to Live's co-head writer.

Summer tries to seduce Kyle on The Young and the Restless, but Melodie has an idea to salvage her storyline. Nick proposes to Avery. Adam wakes up.

All this and much more on today's Daytime Confidential podcast.

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DC #715: Top 5 General Hospital Moments #GH50

2013-04-02
Length: 37s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Regan Cellura count down their Top 5 General Hospital moments from the past 50 years. From the fantastic to the insane, the ABC soap has served up countless memories for fans to cherish.

What are your Top 5 General Hospital Moments?

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DC #714: Top 5 The Young and the Restless Moments

2013-03-25
Length: 45s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe count down their Top 5 The Young and the Restless moments from the past forty years. From the fantastic to the insane, the CBS soap has served up countless memories for fans to cherish.


What are your Top 5 The Young and the Restless Moments?

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DC #713: EXCLUSIVE - Michele Val Jean Reflects on #GH50 and Career in Soaps

2013-03-22
Length: 28s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe interview Michele Val Jean about her years at General Hospital, it's upcoming 50th Anniversary and what it's like to be working at The Bold and the Beautiful.

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DC #712: Red Snapper

2013-03-20
Length: 50s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines.

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DC #711: Showing Leg and Tambourines

2013-03-14
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikles dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live, The Young and the Restless and The View storylines and headlines.

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DC #710: James Franco Talks Oz and Lusting After General Hospital's Jason Morgan on The Jolt With Larry Flick

2013-03-08
Length: 20s

The Jolt's Larry Flick has graciously shared his interview with former General Hospital star James Franco for Daytime Confidential listeners to enjoy.

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DC #709: BelieF in Pickle-Michael

2013-03-05
Length: 57s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Regan Cellura dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines.

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DC #708: Twitter "Secrets" and Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations

2013-02-28
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels react to the 2013 Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations and dish the latest casting news, storylines and Twitter "secrets."

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DC #707: Genie Francis Visits The Jolt With Larry Flick

2013-02-13
Length: 16s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast soap opera icon Genie Francis visits The Jolt With Larry Flick to talk about her return to General Hospital and the soap’s celebration of its 50th Anniversary.

The Jolt graciously shared the interview with Daytime Confidential. During the interview Francis reflects on the role that made her soap opera royalty, her favorite storylines, General Hospital’s second rebuild and her time as Genevieve on The Young and the Restless.

Visit Sirius OutQ for more on The Jolt and follow its hosts Larry Flick and Keith Price on Twitter.

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DC #706: Bullet Holes and Strippers

2013-02-07
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Regan Cellura dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines.

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DC #705: Saber-Toothed Tiger

2013-01-30
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restleess headlines and storylines.

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DC #704: Hot Dog Weenie Swords

2013-01-14
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines.

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DC #703: Hop, Skip and a Limo

2013-01-08
Length: 54s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest developments in Prospect Park's plans to reboot All My Children and One Life to Live. They also dish Steve Burton's decision to return to soaps by landing a role at The Young and the Restless.

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DC #702: Top 5 Soap Opera New Year's Resolutions For 2013

2013-01-07
Length: 50s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels kick off the new year by sharing their New Year's Resolutions for 2013. 

Will the Daytime Confidential gang be able to stick to their resolutions?

What are your Soap Opera New Year's Resolutions for 2013

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DC #701: Best and Worst of 2012

2012-12-10
Length: 2s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels make their picks for Soap's Best and Worst of 2012.

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DC #700: Read, Write and Erase

2012-12-07
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines.

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DC #699: Top 5 Things We're Thankful For in Soaps

2012-11-20
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels count down the Top 5 Things They Are Thankful in Soaps in 2012. With the holiday's upon us, the gang is pausing to reflect on the those things that have them thankful to be soap fans.

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DC #698: Sonny’s Delights

2012-11-13
Length: 38s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Regan Cellura and Melodie Ailkes dish the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines, including:

The Bold and the Beautiful continues its farewell to Susan Flannery’s Stephanie Forrester. Is Katie losing her marbles or has she already lost them? B&B jumps and skips back and forth between LA and Aspen. Is Thomas believable as the head of Forrester?

Nicole’s secret is out on Days of Our Lives. Can she be redeemed? More importantly, should she be redeemed?

Sean Kanan’s return as AJ has shook Port Charles. Carly and AJ face off. Does General Hospital have a problem finding a place for Elizabeth? Would Elizabeth and AJ make a good couple? Tristan Rogers returns to GH. Kassie DePaiva teases her upcoming stint on GH.

Victoria is kidnapped on The Young and the Restless. Does anyone want to see her saved? Should Billy and Victoria be split up? Y&R is rolling out a teen bullying storyline. Sharon is losing it. Who knew getting Chelsea angry would make her interesting?

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DC #697: Top 5 Scary Sons of Bitches

2012-10-29
Length: 53s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels count down their Top 5 Scary Sons of Bitches. These are the soap characters that scared the DC gang the most.

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DC #696: Finola Hughes Drops by The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2012-10-26
Length: 39s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Sirius OutQ’s The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick has generously shared its interview with General Hospital favorite Finola Hughes.

During the interview Larry Flick and Hughes dish about what has transpired since her return to Port Charles. She shares what it feels like to be back on the GH set. They delve into what it’s like to be working with Robin Mattson, Anthony Geary and Ian Buchanan. Hughes weighs in on who is the love of Anna’s life.

The conversation turns to the upcoming film The Bet, which Hughes is the director of. She discusses what it feels like to be behind the camera and how her experience as an actor influences her choices.

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DC #695: Ugly Betty

2012-10-24
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines.

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DC #694: Don't Forget to Have Your Pets Spayed or Neutered

2012-10-16
Length: 53s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines.

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DC #693: Connie, Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike

2012-10-09
Length: 47s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines.

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DC #692: The Young and the Restless Celebrates 10,000 Episodes

2012-10-03
Length: 55s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines.

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DC #691: One Time at Band Camp

2012-09-26
Length: 58s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Regan Cellura dive into the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and Talk Show news, including:

What is the best soap of all time? Steve Harvey’s talk show ties Katie in demos.

Did The Bold and the Beautiful make a big mistake by letting General Hospital snap up Sean Kanan?

Chad’s anger problem came out of left field on Days of Our Lives. Will and Sonny kiss, again. Is it time for Daniel to be written out of Salem?

Sean Kanan returns to General Hospital. Vanessa Marcil’s tweet stirs up Twitter. Kelly Monaco defends her first season Dancing With the Stars championship. Should all GH fans be rooting for her? Who should return for Edward Quartermaine’s funeral? Does Steve Burton owe it to Ingle’s memory to make an appearance? Carolyn Hennesy returns to Port Charles as Diane Miller.

The casting blood bath has subsided as the contract ax has been put back in the woodshed. Josh Griffith reveals how he wants to rehabilitate Sharon Newman. Christel Khalil and Eric Braeden are staying at the No. 1 soap. Jess Walton is returning for a visit.

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DC #690: Daytime Salsa and Primetime Emmy Predictions on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2012-09-21
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe dish about soap operas, talk shows and TV pop culture with Larry Flick and Keith Price on SiriusXM’s The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick.

The DC gang dishes about the bloodbath at The Young and the Restless. Flick weighs in on The Bold and the Beautiful’s summer storyline and the state of Days of our Lives. Jamey Giddens spills some tea about Sean Kanan’s return to GH. The crew also discusses the bloodbath at The Young and the Restless. The topic turns to the host of new talk shows premiering this fall. Should GH fans be cheering for Katie to succeed?

In the last hour the topic turns to Glee and the primetime Emmy awards this weekend. Larry asks Luke, Jamey and Jillian to predict the winners in each category. Tune in to find out who they chose and then see who was on the money when the Emmy awards are handed out on Sunday.

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.

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DC #689: Let Me Rock You, Chaka Khan

2012-09-18
Length: 49s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines, including:

How did the ratings for Katie Couric’s new talk show Katie hold up in its first week? How did General Hospital do in its new timeslot? Jillian and Melodie protest when Luke points out that Natalie saved Port Charles. With Genie Francis free of Y&R should she return to GH?

Ridge and Brooke get married once again on The Bold and the Beautiful. However, there is nothing interesting or refreshing about them getting hitched yet again. Should Hope be worried that Ridge might hit on her when he returns from his honeymoon with her mother?

Drake Hogestyn revealed that John is going to take Kristen at her word on Days of our Lives. Adrienne wasn’t happy to discover that Freddie is interested in Will.

The Young and the Restless axed Genie Francis, Marcy Rylan, Debbi Morgan and bumped Julia Pace Mitchell to recurring. Meanwhile, could Billy Miller and Daniel Graziadei be leaving the No. 1 soap too? Should Jill Farren Phelps have tried to keep Marcy Rylan?

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.

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DC #688: Good Afternoon Miss Bliss

2012-09-11
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura dive into the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines, including:

A bunch of new talk shows are premiering this fall. The DC gang weighs in on the premieres of Katie, The Jeff Probst Show, The Ricki Lake Show and The Steve Harvey Show. Did Katie deliver on the hype?

Brooke and Ridge get married again on The Bold and the Beautiful. Do Stephanie’s children need to return and fight for control of Forrester Creations? Should the character of Caroline be recast? Why isn’t there more sex on B&B? How will Deacon factor into B&B’s upcoming storylines?

Chad proposed to Melanie on Days of our Lives. Why do soap actors and actresses refuse to have their characters return to their evil roots when it’s what made them popular? Should Alan Harris return to romance Will and get revenge on Sami? Should EJ and Sami marry and Sami embrace being Mrs. DiMera?

General Hospital jumps time slots in most markets. Did Jillian enjoy JaSam’s “What if” episode? Jerry’s plan plays out as Port Charles tries to save themselves.

Sharon ends up in a facility for observation on The Young and the Restless and runs into Daisy. Jill Farren Phelps has fabulous stories planned. Could fan’s campaign to keep Christel Khalil work? Is JFP the right person in the right place at the right time? Will Jack lose everything to Victor again?

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DC #687: TV Guide’s Michael Logan Weighs in on August’s Crazy Headlines

2012-08-30
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura are joined by TV Guide’s Michael Logan to dish August’s crazy soap headlines. From The Bold and the Beautiful to The Young and the Restless, they discuss it all.

They dive into Steve Burton’s decision to leave General Hospital after 21 years and the impact his departure will have on the show. Logan shares more about Burton’s novella project with James Franco and Jill Farren Phelps.

Logan weighs in on Ronn Moss’ departure from The Bold and the Beautiful. He reveals a surprising All My Children actor as a possibility to fill the role of Ridge Forrester. He also talks about Susan Flannery leaving the CBS soap.

Logan provides insight into JFP's plans for Y&R. Will there big big casting cuts and is Christel Khalil replaceable for Y&R?

Could the fact that Days of Our Lives tapes episodes so far in advance impact the last remaining NBC soap’s chances at renewal? How many reboots will it take to put the show on solid ground?

The DC crew wraps the hour long podcast with Michael Logan by delving into the new talk shows from Katie Couric, Ricki Lake, Steve Harvey and Jeff Probst.

All this and much more on today’s special Daytime Confidential podcast.

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DC #686: Steve Burton Quits General Hospital

2012-08-29
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura discuss the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines, including:

Steve Burton has decided to quit General Hospital after 21 years. What impact will his departure have on the soap? Frank Valentini promised a “huge” surprise and delivered to fans the return of Ian Buchanan as Duke Lavery. Find out what the DC gang thinks of his return. Florencia Lozano returns to GH on September 7.

Could Sean Kanan be returning to The Bold and the Beautiful? Is Peter Reckell under consideration for the role of Ridge Forrester? Rick schemes to get Hope away from Liam.

Will and Gabi had sex on Days of our Lives. Nick gets out of prison and returns to Salem. Sonny is beaten by T. Stefano is alive and EJ is free to roam Salem.

The Young and the Restless casts Robert Adamson as Noah Newman. Jill Farren Phelps wants The Young and the Restless to be more alluring and compelling. Should the CBS soap be negotiating with Christel Khalil? Tucker has a master plan for Sharon.

All this and much more on today’s show!

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DC #685: Parcheesi

2012-08-21
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

The news on Monday that Susan Flannery is leaving The Bold and the Beautiful. What impact would her departure have on the CBS soap as a member of “the core four”? Should the role be recast or should the character be written out? Is it time for Stephanie’s children to return to fight Taylor’s children for control of Forrester Creations?

Former Days of our Lives star Crystal Chappell defended Melissa Reeves after the Chick-fil-A controversy. Reeves shut down her Twitter account. Will ends up having sex with Gabi because of self esteem issues. DAYS is launching a bullying storyline. Hear what the DC gang thinks of this upcoming plot twist.

Jerry poisons Alexis and Josslyn, but are the citizens of Port Charles in danger too? Is it time for Joe Jr. and Kristina to pack their bags and leave town? Should Starr be paired with Trey on General Hospital?

The Young and the Restless issues a casting call for a smart and witty African American male. Sharon is a slippery ho and is taking over control of Newman Enterprises. Why aren’t Victoria and Nick just buying up stock to get control of the company and protect it from their father’s new wife? All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.

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DC #684: Black Tail

2012-08-15
Length: 59s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe discuss the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

Ronn Moss quit The Bold and the Beautiful after 25 years. What impact will this have on the Bell soap and will the role of Ridge be recast? The onscreen rivalry between Taylor and Brooke spilled into real life when a fan sparked drama between Hunter Tylo and Katherine Kelly Lang. Is Scott Clifton B&B’s leading man now?

Days of our Lives returned after the Olympics to Salem’s DAYSaster. DAYS is heading into a bullying storyline for Sonny, but should the NBC soap try something new in its gay storyline? Why are Will and Gabi ending up in bed together?

Jason and Sam broke up on General Hospital. Will Jason save Elizabeth from Ewen? Has Ewen become a more interesting character working for the dark side? What is Jerry Jacks' master plan for the citizens of Port Charles?

The Young and the Restless’ Greg Rikaart penned a piece for The Huffington Post on Melissa Reeves and the Chick-fil-A controversy. Kevin G. Schmidt is leaving Y&R yet again and tweeted his dissatisfaction to the network’s Twitter handle. Kristoff St. John isn’t feeling being backburnered.

Find out what Jillian Bowe said to steal Luke’s innocence. All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.

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DC #683: The Bland and the Laid-less

2012-08-07
Length: 53s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

The Bold and the Beautiful is not airing anything interesting. Has the CBS soap lost its creativity? What happened to the struggle for Forrester, torrid affairs and wanton manipulations? B&B once excelled at telling PSA storylines, but the driving while texting storyline has fallen flat.

Days of our Lives may be off the air for the Olympics, but a tweet by Melissa Reeves about Chick-fil-A has kept it and its star in the news. Find out what the DC gang thinks of the controversy.

Sebastian Roche returned to General Hospital as Jerry Jacks. What does he have planned for the residents of Port Charles and what is his connection to Robin’s kidnapping? Is anyone interested in the Patrick/Lulu/Dante storyline?

The Young and the Restless had a busy week, with two weddings and news of a returning Daisy. Doctor Tim blackmailed Phyllis to keep his mouth shut. Ashley said goodbye to her Genoa City family and friends.

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast

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DC #682: Jeanne Cooper on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2012-08-01
Length: 25s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast we have a special treat. Larry Flick of Sirius XM’s The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick shares his no holds barred interview with The Young and the Restless legend Jeanne Cooper. During the show they discuss her juicy book Not Young, Still Restless. Find out what Cooper thinks of Maria Arena Bell and the hiring of Jill Farren Phelps. Flick offers Cooper his hotline number so she can call in the day Eric Braeden meets Phelps. Cooper weighs in on the youth of today and the state of America’s middle class.

If you are a The Young and the Restless fan this is an interview you won’t want to miss!

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DC #681: Ding Dong The Witch is Gone

2012-07-28
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura dive into the firing of Maria Arena Bell at The Young and the Restless. What led to event fans had long awaited? What will be the fallout? Former General Hospital executive producer Jill Farren Phelps has been hired to take over at Y&R. What can fans expect from the incoming team? Will the cast be cleaned up? Jamey and Jillian share the scoop they’re hearing from sources.

After thoroughly dissecting the upheaval at Y&R, the DC gang dives into the latest headlines and storylines from The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless?

All this and oh so much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast!

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DC #680: The Character Formerly Known as Sharon

2012-07-24
Length: 50s

Marcus runs down a man while texting and driving. Hope sees the video of Liam and Steffy for herself.

Salem’s residents are in for a giant “Daysaster.” Who will live and who will die.

General Hospital’s Jen Lilley bids her fans goodbye. Heather terrorizes Port Charles and stabs Olivia with a needle. Todd and Blair reunite.

Who lit a light under Cricket’s ass on The Young and the Restless? The character formally known as Sharon flew to Kansas, because she wanted to stop Adam and Chelsea’s wedding.

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DC #679: Housecleaning

2012-07-20
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura throw out the outline and discuss whatever storyline topics that have them tuning in each day or make them want to chuck something at their TV. From General Hospital’s Kate and Sonny to why Days of Our Lives needs a bloodbath, they dig into it all.

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DC #678: Beach Balls

2012-07-05
Length: 54s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Melodie Aikels dive into the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

General Hospital’s new opening. Kirsten Storms’ mother revealing her daughter is returning to GH by the end of June. GH moves to the 2 PM timeslot in September.

Are Eileen Davidson and Greg Vaughan headed for Days of Our Lives? Salem mourns Lexie.

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Italian wedding is over. Should a Steffy/Bill/Katie triangle be B&B’s money couple, not Steffy/Liam/Hope? Karen reveals to Bill she is a lesbian.

Paul shoots his own son Ricky on The Young and the Restless. Melodie can’t stand Abby’s “kidnapping” storyline, but Luke and Jamey love it.

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.

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DC #677: Jen Lilley Interview

2012-07-03
Length: 34s

General Hospital’s Jen Lilley had some big Manolo Blahniks to fill when she took over the role of Maxie Jones for an ailing Kirsten Storms. On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast, Lilley shares with Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe how she's managed to keep her head up, dealing with the demanding schedule of daytime television and irate fans.

With rumors of Storms returning to GH gaining steam, Lilley reveals how she takes things one day at a time. She also recalls initally being up for the role of "The Woman In White", and how that ultimately led to her playing Maxie.

What has been the starlet's most challenging storyline since joining GH? She reveals that and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.

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DC #676: 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

2012-06-25
Length: 56s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dive into the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. From the winners and losers to red carpet fashion and HLN’s production values, they discuss it all.

They wrap the podcast by discussing Luke and Anna’s sex scenes on General Hospital and the pairing’s controversial squish name.

All this and much more!

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DC #675: Dishing Daytime Emmy Nominations, Soaps and Pop Culture on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2012-06-22
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels visit The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick. During the show Flick and Keith Price dish about the 2012 Daytime Emmy Nominations, the state of the four remaining soaps on air and whether or not General Hospital’s Luke and Anna are watchable with the DC gang.

In the second hour, they focus on the latest pop culture hot topics, including: The Real Housewives franchises, Lindsay Lohan, Oprah’s interview with the Kardashians, Chris Brown and Rihanna and so much more.

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DC #674: Top 5 Characters Everyone Loves, But We Hate

2012-05-25
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels count down the Top 5 Characters Everyone Loves, But We Hate. Find out which beloved All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara and The Young and the Restless characters ended up on the DC Crew’s lists.

Share your Top 5 Characters Everyone Loves, But You Hate in the comments!

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DC #673: 2012 Daytime Emmy Nominations

2012-05-20
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dive into the 2012 Daytime Emmy Nominations. Find out who the DC gang believes will win, should win or is least likely to take home the golden statue on daytime’s biggest night.

Share who your 2012 Daytime Emmy predictions in the comments!

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DC #672: Making End of Show Moves

2012-05-01
Length: 55s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines, including:

Will Victor (Eric Braeden) plundering Sharon’s (Sharon Case) garden destroy the character of Sharon? Can she be redeemed afterwards? What’s the difference between Guiding Light’s Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) and Y&R’s Sharon? Aaron Lustig returns to The Young and the Restless as Dr. Tim Reid. Is The Young and the Restless making end of show moves?

Sonny (Maurice Benard) pulls a gun on Johnny (Brandon Barash) after catching him in bed with Connie (Kelly Sullivan). Is it time for soap fans to relax about deplorable characters in soaps? Kate Howard needs a drastic wardrobe improvement. Maxie (Jen Lilley) goes to trial. Is it time for Ned Ashton (Wally Kurth) to return to Port Charles?

Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) manipulates Hope (Kim Matula) and Liam (Scott Clifton) at Aspen Fashion Week. Is the Hope, Liam and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) triangle growing old?

Days of Our Lives casts Pretty Little Liars’ Brandt Daugherty in a guest role opposite Will (Chandler Massey). Is DAYS like a comic book? Who needs to return to Salem to help boost ratings? What does DAYS need to do to get on stable footing?

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DC #671: Helen Keller

2012-04-25
Length: 51s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura dive into the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

Sean Kanan is coming back to The Bold and the Beautiful as Deacon Sharpe. Might Nadia Bjorlin return to Days of Our Lives? General Hospital recasts Kristina with Lindsey Morgan. Victor gets Beauty of Nature on The Young and the Restless, but Jack gets Nikki.

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast!

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DC #670: Busting Out The Tootsie Roll

2012-04-16
Length: 58s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikles dive into the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

General Hospital’s life has been extended by ABC, thanks to the cancellation of The Revolution. Former One Life to Live star Florencia Lozano will pop up in Port Charles. What does the DC gang think of Sonny’s trial?

Days of Our Lives drops the axe on four stars in a casting bloodbath. Sarah Brown learns she was fired on Twitter. Could a fifth hour of The Today Show put DAYS in danger?

Crystal Chappell will visit The Bold and the Beautiful as one of Caroline’s moms. What are the DC gang’s impressions of Caroline?

The Young and the Restless’ Maria Arena Bell promises sensational summer storylines to viewers. Expect to see a SORASED Fen and Summer appear in Genoa City.

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast!

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DC #669: It's All Coming Back on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2012-04-07
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe join Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick to dish soaps and pop culture.

From Robin’s “death” on General Hospital to the state of The Young and the Restless, they debate the latest headlines and news.

During the second half of the DC gang’s visit the topic changes to primetime TV and the latest big screen films as Larry tries to get Luke to follow in Jamey’s footsteps and sing on the show. All this and much more on today’s show!

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DC #668: All My Children Nursing Home

2012-04-03
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura dive into the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines.

A date has been set for the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards. Would Oprah be smart to air the Daytime Emmys on OWN?

The DC gang weighs in on The Bold and the Beautiful 25th anniversary celebration. Has B&B lost sight of telling multi-layered storylines, in favor a single "A" storyline? Why is everyone so obsessed with Hope’s sex life?

Will’s coming out storyline on Days of Our Lives continues to be one of the best in daytime. Carrie takes on Abby after learning the truth. John and Hope’s time in Alamania isn’t something the DC crew is enjoying. Should DAYS spend more time on stories like Will’s coming out and less time attempting to recreate the past?

General Hospital shocked fans with the revelation that Robin isn’t dead, but instead very much alive. Does GH need to avoid Johnny having sex with Kate so that he doesn’t end up with a stigma, like DAYS’ EJ and OLTL’s Robert Ford?

The Young and the Restless’ ratings are falling fast and the shows terrible state sets Jamey off on an epic rant about what it has become. From Y&R’s double wedding to the Japanese cosmetics industry, he dissects everything that is wrong with the No. 1 rated soap. Has it become an All My Children nursing home?

All this and much more on today’s show!

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DC #667: Bada Bing, Bada Boom

2012-03-20
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

The Bold and the Beautiful heads to Italy for a location shoot. Former One Life to Live star Nafessa Williams will play a model on B&B.

Lucas tries to get Will out of EJ’s grasp on Days of Our Lives. What is in store for John and Hope in Alamania? Darin Brooks will appear in the Bad Girls pilot. Carrie and Rafe profess their feelings as Abby tries to get her hooks in Austin.

Port Charles citizens come together mourn Robin at her funeral. Maxie crashes Robin’s funeral. Jamey clears up General Hospital rumors. John McBain makes his GH debut.

The Young and the Restless casts Blake Hood as Kyle Abbott. Adam Newman miraculously gets his eyesight back. Are Ricky and Daisy being chemistry tested? The Newman board of directors splits over the new cosmetics company.

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DC #666: Fireworks

2012-03-14
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

Could Katie Couric help keep General Hospital from being cancelled? Roger Howarth gets a GH contract to keep him in Port Charles. Nathan Parsons reveals the Lady in White storyline was supposed to go on for months and Alyshia Ochse was “on a potential five-year contract.

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Liam and Hope finally make love. Phyllis Diller returns as Gladys Pope and marries Stephanie and Eric. Former As the World Turns star John Hensley will guest on B&B.

Lisa Rinna slams fan favorite Joseph Mascolo, the week her character Billie Reed returns to Salem. Billie’s brother Lucas also popped up in Salem and reunited with Sami.

The Young and the Restless’ Maria Arena Bell weighs in on Bill Bell, saying "Bill was so focused and so believed in his vision...I think even he would have been rocked by the message boards." Devon gets his surgery. Daisy takes on Genoa City.

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DC #665: 2012 Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominatinos

2012-03-05
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura dive into the 2012 Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations. They discuss which pre-nominations they are excited to see, which pre-noms have them scratching their heads and who they feel are missing from the list.

All this and a discussion about General Hospital clearing the deck for Kristina Wagner on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast!

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DC #664: DMV

2012-02-27
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dive into the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

Will former The Bold and the Beautiful star Jack Wagner be among the cast of the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars? Bill is obsessed with Liam’s sex life and Hope’s virginity, but who knew he fantasized about Brooke?

Rafe and Nicole learn that Sami and EJ had sex. What will happen next? Will kisses a guy at Horton Square and later shares what happened with Marlena. John and Hope are off to Alamania, but is this really the direction Days of Our Lives should be headed?

Robin’s death has rocked General Hospital. Jason Thompson, Finola Hughes and John J. York have delivered fantastic performances as Patrick, Anna and Mac grieved their loss. Starr and Cole arrive in Port Charles, but how will their lives be impacted by the car crash? Who knew The Lady in White is Helena’s daughter?

Jess Walton is staying at The Young and the Restless. A judge sets Daisy free. Adam and Sharon return to the farm. Billy and Victoria must deal with Anita and Chelsea. Tatyana Ali and Emerson Brooks win NAACP awards.

All this and much more on today’s show!

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DC #663: Pea Soup

2012-02-14
Length: 49s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura discuss the latest in The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines, including:

Jack Wagner is taken off contract at The Bold and the Beautiful. Regan shares her first impressions as a new viewer of B&B, from Steffy/Liam/Hope to Brooke/Ridge/Taylor. If you were Steffy, would you sign the annulment papers or would you stick it to Liam? Karen Spencer returns to town with a daughter, Caroline.

Chandler Massey and Alison Sweeney have been on fire as Will and Sami on Days of Our Lives. Their scenes have pulled on history and provided many emotional moments for the characters. John and Hope discover they are still married. Contract negotiations between Nadia Bjorlin and DAYS fall apart.

Robin Mattson returns to General Hospital. What will Steve’s mom think of Olivia? The DC gang shares their thoughts on Alexis’ menopause storyline. Johnny and Carly have been spending a lot of time together, but have they a couple the DC crew is enjoying? Since he’s no longer at B&B, should Jack Wagner return to GH as Frisco?

Darnell Williams debuts as Sarge on The Young and the Restless on February 20. Crazy Patty Williams shot Jack. Adam struggles with more vision problems. What will happen to Cane and Lily after they marry on Valentine’s Day?

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.

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DC #662: One Life to Live's Finale

2012-01-31
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels discuss One Life to Live’s final week and episode finale. From their favorite moments, to the prison break and the show’s shocking cliffhanger, the DC gang discusses it all.

They then dive into ABC daytime, post One Life to Live, including OLTL stars joining General Hospital. ABC hoped it would find ratings success with The Revolution, but the new show’s ratings have tanked. Do daytime viewer’s want to be told how to live their lives?

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DC #661: OLTL Viewer's Memories and Finale Reactions

2012-01-25
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast One Life to Live viewers share their favorite memories of Llanview and its residents from its forty-three years on air. Listen as fellow OLTL fans react to OLTL’s cliffhanger finale and weigh in on everything from Viki (Erika Slezak) and Clint (Jerry verDorn) to the revelation Victor (Trevor St. John) is alive.

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DC #660: DC EXCLUSIVE: Ron Carlivati on Wrapping One Life to Live and Checking Into General Hospital

2012-01-15
Length: 38s

He gave up a career as a lawyer to pursue his true passion for writing soap operas. Now, some 15 years after first joining One Life to Live as a writer's assistant, the soap's last head writer Ron Carlivati joins Daytime Confidential's Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels to dish having completed the daunting task of wrapping the iconic sudser up on ABC Daytime.

Hear from Carlivati himself on his thoughts about how the 43-year-old sudser came to a close. Would he have done things differently had he known OLTL wouldn't be moving online immediately following the ABC finale? Carlivati shares how it felt to be able to bring back such popular veterans as Jessica Tuck (Megan), Roscoe Born (Mitch), Fiona Hutchison (Gabrielle), Susan Batten (Luna), Ty Treadway (Troy), and more during the soap's Between Heaven and Hell arc during its final week.

He also clears up all those rumors surrounding the exits of Robin Strasser (Dorian) and Trevor St. John (Victor), the latter of whom made a surprise appearance in the series finale. Tune in to hear how Carlivati planned to bring Dorian Lord back in a story that would have had President Barack Obama watching his back!

Is Carlivati satisfied with the way things ended for such Llanview lovers as Clint and Viki (Jerry VerDorn and Erika Slezak), John and Natalie (Michael Easton and Melissa Archer), Todd and Blair (Roger Howarth and Kassie DePaiva), Rex and Gigi (John-Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath)? He also shares what it meant to be able to finally reunite Cord and Tina (John Loprieno and Andrea Evans). Then the conversation shifts to Carlivati's next gig. He and his boss Frank Valentini are now serving as head writer and executive producer respectively of ABC's last daytime soap opera General Hospital. With Howarth, DePaiva, Easton and Kristen Alderson (Starr) all following Frank and Ron to Port Charles, should fans be worried about those rumors that GH and OLTL are merging? Hear Carlivati set things straight as only he can, revealing he's been a fan of General Hospital even longer than he was of OLTL. And of General Hospital, with the almost 50-year-old, one-time supersoap fighting for its life against Katie Couric, The Chew and The Revolution, does Carlivati feel added pressure to help keep GH on the air? This is one podcast no fan of One Life to Live or General Hospital can afford to miss, that is if you want to hear the real truth from the writer's mouth!

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DC #659: Looking Back at OLTL's Final Week, on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2012-01-13
Length: 26s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr joins Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick to discuss One Life to Live and General Hospital. During their visit they discuss One Life to Live’s final weeks, its final episode and the news that Roger Howarth, Kassie DePaiva, Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton are joining the cast of General Hospital.

They then dive into what is being done to save GH, which will be competing with The Chew and The Revolution for a spot on ABC’s fall lineup. Will the OLTL transplants boost ratings? Is there enough time for the return of fan favorites to have a positive impact on the show’s survival? As the segment winds down the three celebrate the return of Kirsten Storms as Maxie and debate whether-or-not Natalie should jump from Llanview to Port Charles.

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DC #658: Prison Break

2012-01-08
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dive into all the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

Bill Spencer continues to manipulate of Liam and Hope’s relationship on The Bold and the Beautiful. Should B&B refocus on a Katie/Bill/Steffy triangle instead of Steffy/Liam/Hope?

Will’s relationship with Marlena is a highlight of Days of Our Lives, but there are a lot of good reasons to be watching Salem’s citizens in 2012.

The DC gang is counting the days until Ron Carlivati’s episodes of General Hospital begin airing. They weigh in on Liz and Ewan, Scrubs and Michael revealing to Port Charles that Jax is still alive. We know Ted King and Michael Easton are hopping from OLTL to GH, but Jamey reveals that more OLTL stars could be on the way.

One Life to Live’s prison break had the DC crew glued to their TVs. From Lindsay and Troy to Mitch and Alison Perkins, they dive into it all. Cole reunited with Star. Mitch held Natalie captive. Alison reveals a secret to Viki and Clint. Lindsay helped save Nora. It was must see TV.

The Young and the Restless signs Darnell Williams and plans to reunite him with Debbi Morgan in Genoa City. Why is Y&R so intent on bringing on stars from low rated soaps, instead of focusing on its own characters? Was it appropriate for Harmony to refer to Phyllis as “Miss Phyllis?”

All this and much more on today’s show!

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DC #657: Looking Back at Soaps and Pop Culture in 2011 on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2011-12-27
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr and Jillian Bowe join Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick to look back at the best and worst of soaps and pop culture in 2011.

Listen as they discuss All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless. They then dish about the celebrity scandals, TV series, movies and much that made their mark in 2011.

Enjoy!

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DC #656: Best and Worst of 2011 Part 2

2011-12-20
Length: 44s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels continue to reveal their picks for Soap's Best and Worst of 2011. During the episode they announce they reveal who they believe deserves Guy Whose Chestnuts we Want Roasted Over an Open Fire, Biggest Ho Ho Ho, Glittery Hoo Hoo of the Year, MP of the Year, Most in Need of a Love Interest, Most in Need of a Roll in the Hay, Dumbest and Smartest Character, Soap Opera Scenery Chewer of the Year, Hall of Shame, The Charity Ramer Award for Babies Who Don't Know Where They Are, The Megan McTavish Award for Special Achievement in Serial Drama Dismantling and Best and Worst Daytime Drama.

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DC #655: Best and Worst of 2011 Part 1

2011-12-19
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels look back at the year in soaps and reveal their picks for Soap's Best and Worst of 2011. The three-hour episode was so big it had to be broken up into two episodes. In Best and Worst of 2011 Part I the DC gang announce their choices for Most Improved Actor or Actress, Most Improved Male or Female Character, Biggest Waste of Male and Female Talent, Most in Need of a Makeover, Most in Need of a Story, Best Stunt Casting, Dreams Really Do Come True, Be Carful What You Wish For, Best and Worst Couple, Triangle and Quad, Most Tortured Couple and Best and Worst Storyline and Scenes.

Be sure to tune in for Soap's Best and Worst of 2011 Part II, where the DC crew reveal their picks for Guy Whose Chestnuts we Want Roasted Over an Open Fire, Biggest Ho Ho Ho, Glittery Hoo Hoo of the Year, MP of the Year, Most in Need of a Love Interest, Most in Need of a Roll in the Hay, Dumbest and Smartest Character, Soap Opera Scenery Chewer of the Year, Hall of Shame, The Charity Ramer Award for Babies Who Don't Know Where They Are, The Megan McTavish Award for Special Achievement in Serial Drama Dismantling and Best and Worst Daytime Drama.

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DC #654: Reindeer Games

2011-12-13
Length: 49s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dive into the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

Prospect Park’s latest statement, in an article with Variety. One Life to Live’s Fraternity Row reflects the show’s own plight. Gigi returns to Paris Texas. Bryan Dattilo officially returns to Days of Our Lives. Chad and Melanie are kidnapped. Deacon and Nikki get married on The Young and the Restless. Victor frames himself to protect Nikki. Is Sharon a fool to let Adam get close to her again? Jackie M steals designs from Forrester Creations. Katie’s insecurities about Steffy moving in on her husband continue to surface. Could General Hospital be more boring than it already is? Does anyone care about who killed Lisa?

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DC #653: So Long Soap Killers

2011-12-04
Length: 1s

On today’s super-sized Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels react to Brian Frons stepping down at ABC Daytime and Jill Farren Phelps being removed at General Hospital. The DC gang looks back on these two executives show-killing history and discusses the state they are leaving GH in. The DC crew then weighs in on the announcement that Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati are taking over at ABC’s last remaining soap. What things could they do to signal to fans that a new day is dawning on Port Charles.

Jamey lays out which storylines should be rewritten immediately and which quadrangle could help spike ratings. Luke suggests an early sign to GH fans would be to announce the re-hiring of Lexi Ainsworth as Kristina. The DC gang explores which fan favorites should be brought back as soon as possible and debate which one One Life to Live actor or character they’d love to see make the jump to Port Charles.

Even though ABC soap news dominated the week, the DC gang discusses Bryan Dattilo being spotted on the Days of Our Lives set, Will’s coming out story and the fallout from EJ and Sami having sex. Jamey reveals which popular Salem resident he’d kill off and give Alison Sweeney a meaty storyline. The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katie isn’t happy that Steffy is circling Bill again. Is it time for Deacon to leave Genoa City and come to Los Angeles to help his daughter Hope fight Steffy? Is it time for Jackie to leave the fashion business? Which pairing suggestion would bring a little love to Stephanie’s life?

The DC crew loves having Nikki back in Genoa City, but will Deacon blackmail her into marrying him? Diane’s murder mystery continues, but now Victor is protecting Nikki. What will Patty do next?

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast!

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DC #652: Barbie Bots

2011-11-28
Length: 45s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in Thanksgiving week headlines. From Prospect Park's decision to abandon bringing All My Children and One Life to Live to the web to Melody Thomas Scott's return to The Young and the Restless, they dish the latest holiday news.

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DC #651: Top 5 Things We're Thankful For

2011-11-27
Length: 50s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels count down their Top 5 Things We're Thankful For in soaps. From favorite soap actors and couples to web soaps and well-written daytime dramas, there was a lot to be thankful for in 2011.

What are the Top 5 Things Your Thankful for?

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DC #650: Cry Me a River

2011-11-15
Length: 55s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dive into the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live, The Young and the Restless and Dirty Soap headlines, storylines and episodes.

The DC gang discusses the latest Prospect Park reports about All My Children. What will happen at the Forrester Thanksgiving on The Bold and the Beautiful? A sniper attacks the Brady pub on Days of Our Lives and Ejami's chemistry. Jonathan Jackson’s decides to leave General Hospital. Trevor St. John and others return to One Life to Live. Delia’s recovery on The Young and the Restless and Jeanne Cooper’s return date.

All this and much more on today’s show!

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DC #649: Dropping Scoop on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2011-11-11
Length: 45s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe are in studio with Larry Flick and Keith Price on Sirius XM’s The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick. During their visit Jamey drops some scoop on surprising upcoming General Hospital storyline. They also dish about The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live, The Young and the Restless and Dirty Soap.

They then dive into the hottest pop culture topics.

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DC #648: Ride or Die

2011-11-07
Length: 53s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikles discuss the latest in The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines.

More One Life to Live stars sign on with Prospect Park. Cord and Tina still have the magic. Ian Buchanan joins Days of Our Lives. Find out which current soap couple comparison to Guiding Light’s Roger and Holly had Melodie up in arms. An Orlando affiliate plans to fill General Hospital’s timeslot with Steve Harvey’s talk show. Lisa’s attack on Scrubs with an HIV filled syringe. Ridge is upset Eric is flirting with Jackie on The Bold and the Beautiful. Patty returns to Genoa City. Diana DeGarmo debuts as Angelina on The Young and the Restless.

The View wants to host a daytime Republican presidential daytime debate. All this and much more on today’s show!

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DC #647: Jason Thompson Reacts to GH's Latest HIV Storyline Twist on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2011-10-31
Length: 25s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast, The Morning Jolt’s Larry Flick graciously shares his interview with General Hospital’s Jason Thompson. During the must-hear episode Flick asks Thompson to weigh in on GH’s controversial decision to have Lisa (Brianna Brown) use Robin’s (Kimberly McCullough) HIV positive blood as a weapon. Robin’s status has been an important part of GH’s legacy and he shares the concern he and McCullough felt, when they first learned what was going to happen.

Thompson and Flick then discuss the project that keeps him busy, when he’s not on the GH set, Unknown Compelling Force. Uncovering the truth behind the true story of Russian hikers–whose mysterious deaths were listed as “An Unknown Compelling Force” and classified by the Russian government–has become a passion project for Thompson. Hear him recount some of the stories told by the hiker’s families and why he and director Donnie Eichar want to help bring them closure. This is an interview you won’t want to miss!

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DC #646: We Love Soaps' Roger Newcomb Previews ATWT DVD Collection

2011-10-18
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr and Jamey Giddens are joined by We Love Soaps’ Roger Newcomb, who previews the exciting 4-Disc As the World Turns DVD collection being released by SoapClassics.com.

During the podcast, Newcomb–who served as a consultant on the venture–shares how each of the twenty episodes was chosen. From Oakdale’s greatest weddings, secrets and scandals to its memorable villains and vixens, this is a DVD set you’ll want to add to your collection. He reveals why brisk sales of the box set could lead to Guiding Light, Another World, Texas, Search for Tomorrow and Edge of Night DVD collections and maybe even getting them on the shelves of major retailers.

In 2012 SoapClassics.com will also be streaming ATWT episodes online and possibly Guiding Light. Be sure to visit SoapClassics.com to order your ATWT Classic Episodes DVD. Visit We Love Soaps for extensive continued coverage of the project.

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DC #645: Sniff a Fart

2011-10-11
Length: 49s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura dive into the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines, including:

Hope rushes to Aspen to try and stop Steffy from going too far with Liam. Brooke and Taylor find themselves caught up in their children’s lives.

James Scott stays with Days of Our Lives. The era of DAYS 2.0 has revitalized Salem. One Life to Live’s Todd and Blair flashback’s had us reliving their romantic past. The DC gang wants to see more Chord and Tina. Two of the group enjoyed David Vickers talking to John and Natalie’s baby, two didn’t. Can you guess who loved it and who didn’t?

General Hospital’s Lexi Ainsworth is leaving Port Charles. Why does this show keep getting rid of great young actors like Ainsworth and Drew Garrett? Why is Franco so obsessed with Jason and will he ruin Sam and Jason’s honeymoon?

Former All My Children star Melissa Claire Egan joins The Young and the Restless, but should she be worried? Y&R has a way of turning audiences off of fan favorites. The DC crew shares their first impressions of Debbi Morgan on Y&R.

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DC #644: Dishing The Real Deal Holyfield on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2011-10-07
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels return to The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick to discuss all the hottest soap, TV, movie and celebrity headlines with Larry Flick and Keith Price. In the first hour the gang dives into Days of Our Lives 2.0, Prospect Park’s All My Children and One Life to Live, why General Hospital needs to learn from DAYS’ reboot, The Chew’s premiere on ABC and touch on the state of The Young and the Restless.

Time flies by when you’re having fun. In the second hour the topics turn to pop culture, as they dish about Amanda Knox, new and returning fall TV series, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and the latest movies coming out in theaters.

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DC #643: Danger, Doughnuts and DAYS 2.0

2011-10-02
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Dirty Soap, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines. The DC gang also discusses a publicist for Live With Regis and Kelly tweeting “Watching @TheChew right now on ABC. Looking good...and yummy. I'm glad the soaps are over.”

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DC #642: All My Children's Broadcast Finale

2011-09-26
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura discuss All My Children's broadcast finale on ABC. The gang dives into their favorite moments; Angie and Jesse, Jackson and Erica, JR's drunken spiral, Adam and Brooke's return to Pine Valley, Stuart Chandler is alive, David Hayward's redemption and fan favorite cameos. What should Prospect Park do without Susan Lucci or other popular AMC actors? Why is this week the most important week in soaps since Luke and Laura's wedding? Tune in to find out.

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DC #641: Sean Kanan and The Modern Gentleman

2011-09-21
Length: 23s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast The Young and the Restless star Sean Kanan visits with Jamey Giddens and Luke Kerr about his new book The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining With Sean Kanan. During their chat The Bold and The Beautiful, Sunset Beach and General Hospital alum shares how his passion for making delicious meals and showing guys they can still be a "man's man" and a good entertainer at the same time, inspired him to write the tome.

Kanan outlines how confusing it can be for today's man when trying to navigate a post feminist society, while also being a gentleman . He also weighs in on the Metrosexual movement of the late 90's and early 2000's.

Of course, we couldn't have one of our favorite soap baddies on with talking a little suds. Melody Thomas Scott is back on a contract at Y&R, this has Luke wondering if we’ll see more of Deacon and Nikki in the coming weeks and months. Meanwhile, Jamey is still holding out "Hope" for Kanan to return to B&B, where his wildly popular character originated. Find out what Kanan has to say about all of that.

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DC #640: Retreat Day

2011-09-19
Length: 48s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikles discuss the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless hot topics and news, including:

The latest Prospect Park developments for All My Children and One Life to Live. The Young and the Restless’ casting bloodbath. Melody Thomas Scott’s contract with Y&R. One show needs a retreat day to go back and watch old episodes. Can you guess which soap the DC gang is talking about? Mary Beth Evans returns to Days of Our Lives. Is General Hospital really improving? The DC crew shares their first impressions of Kelly Sullivan’s Kate Howard on General Hospital and much more!

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DC #639: Molly Burnett Embraces Her Funny Bone

2011-09-07
Length: 16s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens and Luke Kerr are joined by Days of Our Lives star Molly Burnett, who previews her upcoming gig as host of ACME's Hollywood Saturday Night this September 17. Burnett also dishes about "DAYS 2.0" and the returns of Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans), Drake Hogestyn (John Black) and Mathew Ashford (Jack Deveraux) to the soap opera.

How will Melanie deal with her dad Daniel's (Shawn Christian) new girlfriend Jennifer's (Melissa Reeves) wacky ex-husband Jack (Ashford) returning to Salem? Burnett promises Melanie will be all up in that mix! The actress also shares her hopes to one-day work with exiting TV mom Crystal Chappell again and reveals what it's been like to share so much screen time with daytime legend Suzanne Rogers (Maggie).

If you are in the SoCal area, you won't want to miss this funny lady at ACME Comedy Theatre (located at 135 N. La Brea Ave Hollywood, CA 90036) for Hollywood Saturday Night, starting at 8 pm. PST. on Sept. 17. Not in LA? watch the show streaming live at www.acmecomedy.com.

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DC #638: Oh My Lanta

2011-09-01
Length: 44s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jilliian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live, The Young and the Restless and The Talk headlines, storylines and spoilers, including:

All My Children’s Orpheus project continues. Liam proposes to Hope on The Bold and the Beautiful. Tamara Tunie joins Days of Our Lives as a judge in John Black’s trial. General Hospital casts Rebeka Montoya as a Crime Fighter. Llanview says goodbye to Dorian. Who knew The Young and the Restless’ Phyllis had a sister? Kris Jenner joins The Talk a Sheryl Underwood is onboard as a possible regular.

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DC #637: A Fired Up Michael Muhney Returns to Daytime Confidential

2011-09-01
Length: 46s

The Young and the Restless’ Michael Muhney is an outspoken advocate calling for reforms to the Daytime Emmy nomination process. On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast, the always hilarious Muhney returns to discuss his passion for improving the Daytime Emmys, the state of Adam and Sharon’s relationship and his friendship with onscreen brother Joshua Morrow. He also shares her personal story about why he’s participating in the 2011 L.A. Cancer Challenge.

This is an interview you’re not going to want to miss.

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DC #636: Bet Your Sweet Bippy

2011-08-21
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe discuss the latest All My Children, The Bold and Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and news. They also dive into the backstage drama at The Talk.

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DC #635: Jumping More Sharks Than Jacques Cousteau

2011-08-07
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines!

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DC #634: Kim Zimmer on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2011-08-03
Length: 30s

One Life to Live’s Kim Zimmer dropped by The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick to dish about her time as Reva Shayne on Guiding Light and Echo DiSavoy on One Life to Live with Larry Flick and Keith Price. During the rip-roaring interview they discuss Zimmer’s new book I’m Just Saying: Three Deaths, Seven Husbands and a Clone, My Life as a Daytime Diva , Ellen Wheeler, whether-or-not she’s been approached by Prospect Park and what projects she has in the works. Larry and Keith enjoyed the visit so much they wanted to share it with Daytime Confidential’s listeners.

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DC #633: Punk'd

2011-08-02
Length: 51s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura discuss the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beatiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and news.

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DC #632: Funky Cat

2011-07-24
Length: 50s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live, The Young and Restless and The Talk news and storylines.

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DC #631: Alison Sweeney on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2011-07-20
Length: 24s

Days of Our Lives’ Alison Sweeney dropped by the Sirius OutQ studio and went on the mic with Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick. During the visit they cover everything from Johnny having his eye plucked out on Days of Our Lives to The Biggest Loser and Sweeney’s teaming up with Crest Oral B. Flick asks about the return of Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clarke to Salem. Find out how you might win up to $25,000 and a chance to be a guest on Rachael Ray at LifeOpensUpProject.com. The Morning Jolt generously shared the laugh inducing interview with Daytime Confidential listeners!

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DC #630: Mixing it up About Soaps and the Primetime Emmys on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2011-07-18
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime and Pop Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels mix it up with Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick. During the two-hour show they discuss everything from Prospect Park licensing All My Children and One Life to Live to Genie Francis on The Young and the Restless. In the second hour the gang discusses Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s marriage coming to an end, VH1’s Single Ladies, Lady Gaga, Harry Potter, Torchwood: Miracle Day, Whitney Houston and the primetime Emmy nominations.

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DC #629: All My Children and One Life to Live Saved

2011-07-11
Length: 48s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in soap opera news, including:

The news that Prospect Park has licensed All My Children and One Life to Live to air on the web, through internet enabled TV and on other platforms. Prospect Park is responsible for such series as USA’s Royal Pains and FX’s Wilfred. What does this mean for Pine Valley and Llanview? Should the fans expect see a shake-up in the show's casts? Hear what the DC gang thinks.

They then discuss Taylor and Ridge’s wedding being interrupted by Stephanie and Thomas on The Bold and the Beautiful. Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark return to Days of our Lives. Robin Christopher returns to General Hospital. All My Children’s Debbi Morgan signs on the dotted line at The Young and the Restless. Clint gets Gigi’s heart. Rex takes over the Buchanan fortune and the DC crew has plenty to say about John-Paul Lavoisier. All this and more hot topics on today’s show.

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DC #628: 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

2011-06-27
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikles dive into the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. From Brittany Allen’s shocking win to Laura Wright’s wonderful acceptance speech the DC gang discusses it all. Jamey and Jillian dish about red carpet encounters with Melody Thomas Scott and share scoop from the press room. All this and much more on today’s Daytime Emmy edition of Daytime Confidential.

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DC #627: Cartoon Characters and Pink Slips

2011-06-15
Length: 42s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura discuss daytime’s latest headlines, including: Genie Francis’ arrival as Genevieve on The Young and the Restless. Has she lived up to the hype? Has Christel Khalil saved the atrocious Genevieve/Cane storyline?

Robin Strasser breaks the news that One Life to Live’s head writer Ron Carlivati is headed for General Hospital. Garin Wolf has already started bringing GH favorites back to Port Charles. Is there enough time to turn GH’s ratings around? Brian Frons needs to be held accountable for the demise of ABC daytime.

Ken Corday hands out pink slips at Days of Our Lives, getting rid of Crystal Chappell, Louise Sorel, Tamara Braun, Nadia Bjorlin and other actors to bring back Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall. Jamey talks about what DAYS needs to do to help keep it on air.

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DC #626: Daytime Emmy Predictions

2011-06-13
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikles dive into the 2011 Daytime Emmy Nominations and make their predictions of who will win, the dark horse contenders and who doesn’t have a chance. Make your 2011 Daytime Emmy Nomination predictions in the comments!

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DC #625: That's How They Roll

2011-05-23
Length: 52s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikles discuss the latest in All My Children, 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 soap fans protest the cancellation of All My Children and One Life to Live at ABC upfronts. Ryan (Cameron Mathison) and Madison (Stephanie Gatschet) lose their baby. General Hospital fired Bob Guza. What does this mean for Port Charles? Does anyone want to see a Kristina (Lexie Ainsworth) and Ethan (Nathan Parsons) redux?

Taylor (Hunter Tylo) ate some of those oh so special berries on The Bold and the Beautiful and had fantasies of Ridge (Ronn Moss) in a Speedo. Days of Our Lives fired Dena Higley and replaced her with former Passions’ writers Marlene Clark Poulter and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr.. Will things get even crazier in Salem now? Matt Ashford is returning to DAYS.

Mad Marty (Susan Haskell) continues her reign of terror in Llanview. Jamey weighs in on Roger Howarth’s return. Jamey is the only one of the DC crew who is enjoying Wes (Bree Williamson). Tucker (Stephen Nichols) fights for his life on The Young and the Restless. Adam (Michael Muhney) and Diane (Maura West) team up against Victor (Eric Braeden), but he still has a few tricks up his sleeve. All this and much more on today’s show.

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DC #624: Dishing Soaps and Pop Culture on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2011-05-20
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe drop in on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick and Keith Price. During the show they discuss Bob Guza being fired from General Hospital and Dena Higley being replaced at Days of Our Lives. Susan Lucci goes in on Brian Frons for “throwing Agnes Nixon to the Wolves.” Jamey dishes about One Life to Live. Will ABC replace Oprah’s show with one starring Katie Couric? What does Oprah have up her sleeve for her final episode?

During the second hour they talk about Arnold Schwarzenegger cheating on Maria Shriver with a staffer. Jillian and Larry are obsessed with VH1’s Mob Wives. Mary Hart retires from Entertainment Tonight. All this and much more on today’s show.

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DC #623: Superstar

2011-05-17
Length: 53s

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DC #622: BOMBSHELL Michael Muhney Interview

2011-05-11
Length: 1s

He's BAAACK! That's right The Young and the Restless lovers, Michael Muhney aka the dastardly Adam Newman, returns to the Daytime Confidential podcast. Tune in to hear the passionate actor talk with Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe about the goings on in Genoa City and the rest of the soap game.

Now that his damsel in perennial distress Sharon (Sharon Case) is playing opposum, while hugging baby lambs on some farm off in God's country, who would Muhney like to see Adam paired with? His answer may surprise you, but not if you're capable of following the impressive actor's stream of consciousness poetic waxings.

What does Muhney think of the current state the daytime television industry finds itself in? Hear why he says soaps have to step up their game to stick around. Then Muhney goes IN about his views on the Daytime Emmy nomination process, taking NATAS to task for what he feels is a system that doesn't see the best and brightest of daytime receive the recognition it deserves. Fasten your seatbelts kiddies, we haven't had a podcast this hot-like-fiya in a long time!

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DC #621: The Berry Aspect

2011-05-03
Length: 49s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in All My Children, 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:

Sony’s reported interest in All My Children and One Life to Live stars. Erika Slezak celebrates her 40th anniversary at OLTL. Brooke and Thomas, stranded on an island, are forced to eat special berries on The Bold and the Beautiful. Tamara Braun debuts as Taylor on Days of Our Lives. Luke’s family and friends stage an intervention on General Hospital. Jana goes off the deep end on The Young and the Restless.

All this and much more on today’s show!

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DC #620: AMC and OLTL Cancellation Reaction Hotline Calls

2011-04-27
Length: 1s

On today’s special Daytime Confidential Reaction Hotline podcast listen as Daytime Confidential readers and listeners share their reactions to the tragic cancellation of All My Children and One Life to Live.

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DC #619: Chatting About Soaps and Pop Culture on the Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2011-04-26
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Jillian Bowe and Luke Kerr drop in on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick. During the visit they chat about everything from Hoover’s boycott of ABC soaps, in support of soap fans, to the upcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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DC #618: TV Guide's Michael Logan Talks AMC and OLTL Cancellation

2011-04-19
Length: 2s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Regan Cellura, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels are joined by TV Guide’s Michael Logan to talk about the tragic news ABC has cancelled All My Children and One Life to Live.

In February, Jamey reported ABC would be making a major decision about its line up in April. On April 1 Logan took the story one step further, reporting ABC would likely cancel both AMC and OLTL. It was one report Logan wishes he was wrong about.

During the episode, Logan discusses with the DC gang how the industry came to this point in time, how several soaps' PR teams are not doing their jobs, whether-or-not we can ever believe an ABC press release again, what this means for the four remaining soaps and much more.

After the episode ends, hear more calls to the Daytime Confidential hotline by fans of AMC and OLTL as they share their reaction to the news.

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DC #617: Talking AMC and OLTL's Cancellation on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2011-04-16
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr and Jamey Giddens appear on Sirius OutQ’s The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick to discuss the catastrophic news that ABC has cancelled All My Children and One Life to Live.

After the episode, listen as All My Children and One Life to Live fans share their emotions about the cancellation.

Note: Do to the volume of calls to the Daytime Confidential hotline, not all calls were added to a single podcast. They will continue to be spread out over upcoming podcasts. We may not be able to include every single call. However, we will try.

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DC #616: ABC Cancels All My Children and One Life to Live

2011-04-15
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura, Melodie Aikles and J Bernard Jones discuss ABC’s decision to cancel two of its three soaps, All My Children and One Life to Live.

During the episode the DC gang shares their reactions to the sad news that the two long-running serials have been canceled. What path led to each show’s cancellation? Who is responsible or shares in the blame? They recap the progression of reports since Jamey first reported, back in February, ABC would be making a major decision in April. Did All My Children throw its actors under the bus? Susan Lucci has been a class act through it all, while Robin Strasser’s poignant hotline message to fans pulled at the heart strings. Might Oprah be interested in saving AMC and OLTL by bringing them to the OWN network?

Then each in the group reveals how they’d like to see each soap wrap up its run. However, there are differing opinions on how to tie everything up on each of the shows. Melodie’s ending for AMC is all about Erica Kane while you’re not going to want to miss Jamey’s tongue-in-cheek suggestion for Viki and Dorian on OLTL.

After All My Children goes off the air in September it will be replaced by The Chew, a cooking talk show hosted by Mario Batali, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, Michael Symon and Daphne Oz. When One Life to Live ends its run in January of 2012 it will be replaced by The Revolution, a show about health and lifestyle transformations featuring Tim Gunn and Kimberly Locke.

Readers and listeners have been calling the Daytime Confidential Hotline with their reaction to the cancellation news. We’ve included some of those messages on this podcast, while the remaining calls will be attached to future podcasts. This is truly the end of an era.

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DC #615: Who's Zoomin Who?

2011-04-11
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Regan and Melodie discuss the latest in All My Children, 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 news Roger Howarth is returning to One Life to Live. How will Howarth’s return to Llanview impact the canvas? The Bullying story has brought the best in Farah Fath, John-Paul Lavoisier and Austin Williams. How should Jack Manning pay for what he’s done? Vicki discovered Echo and Charlie in bed and wants Echo out of her life.

Days of Our Lives ratings are in trouble, but when will Corday do something about it? What did Jamey think of Bo and Hope’s reunion? Fake Rafe tries to kill Fay. Vivian is manipulating Nicholas, much to Carly’s frustration.

General Hospital puts Sean Blakemore on contract. Jillian and Luke love the idea of his character Shawn being a more “hands on” bodyguard for Carly. Jamey suggests GH recast Lucas with Van Hansis and pair Lucas with Matt. Luke Spencer continues to deny he has a drinking problem.

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Ridge isn’t happy with the Taboo Women’s Line. Jamey is enjoying the Amber, Liam, Hope and Oliver storyline. Steffy and Bill’s dynamic has Luke tuning in. Is B&B too slow, too fast or does it have the right pacing?

What is the latest on the All My Children and One Life to Live cancellation rumors? The situation seems to change by the minute. Cara doesn’t think that Jesse and Angie’s baby is theirs. Griffin is framed for Diana’s death.

Adam returns to Genoa City to try and keep Sharon from being sent to jail. Is it in bad taste for Malcolm and Sofia to get married where Cane was shot? Gloria and Chloe team up to try and get the goods on Jana.

NOTE: This podcast was recorded on Sunday before Jamey’s sources gave him the latest information about that status of All My Children and One Life to Live.

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DC #614: The Pimp Hand is Strong

2011-04-06
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Regan and Melodie discuss the latest in All My Children, 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 conflicting rumors about the fate of ABC soaps All My Children and One Life to Live. Will Erica Kane be getting a doppelganger and if so will Jamey tune in? Angie gives birth to a still-born baby, but Jesse quickly replaces it with an abandon baby Brot just discovered.

Amber is pregnant on The Bold and the Beautiful, but isn’t this just the exact same story she’s been in before? Wasn’t it established the last time that if Amber were to get pregnant again she’d die?

Fake Rake hurts Taylor and Nicole’s mom. Jamey thinks the Walker family is nothing more than a knockoff of the Reed family. Theo and Ciara run away. Is it the best storyline Days of Our Lives is telling? Should Melanie get herself a piece of Brady or should she end up with Dario? Port Charles learns that it was Luke who was driving the car that hit baby Jake. Shouldn’t viewers have seen Jake’s memorial? Where are Bobbie, Monica and Edward? Suzanne slits The Balkan’s throat. Does anyone care about Brenda’s baby?

One Life to Live lets multi-Emmy winner Susan Haskell go. The teen bullying storyline brought out the best in several of the story’s stars. Jamey has a solution for Shane to keep him from being bullied in the future. Matthew is revealed to be Eddie Ford’s killer.

General Hospital icon Genie Francis joins The Young and the Restless and will play the mother of Daniel Goddard’s Cane. Was this a power move by Y&R? The scenes between Lily and Daniel are bringing back fond memories of their young romance. Jamey isn’t happy with the absurdity of Sharon’s trial.

Note: This podcast was recorded prior to the new Roger Howarth is returning to One Life to Live.

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DC #613: Double Standards

2011-03-30
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jillian, Regan and Melodie discuss the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

It was a busy week of All My Children news. At the beginning of the week Deadline reported that All My Children could be in danger of cancellation, but by the end of the week actors were telling fans the rumors are not true. When a primetime series is in danger of being cancelled all the major entertainment bibles report the news, often inspiring fans to get motivated to try and help save their show. Why is there a double standard for discussing reports that a soap may be cancelled? We all know the genre is struggling, but can’t such reports help motivate soap fans to try and save their soap?

Taylor tries to cause problems for Brooke and Ridge on The Bold and the Beautiful. Does Taylor need a home in Napa Valley, because she’s been doing a lot of whining lately? Katie isn’t happy with Bill. Steffy had better watch out.

Will Days of Our Lives do a gay storyline? If they do, should DAYS pursue a Chad and Will pairing or should they explore another couple? Luke can’t believe he’s beginning to enjoy EJ and Taylor like Jamey and Jillian do. What does everyone think of Dario?

The person responsible for baby Jake’s death has been revealed. Would there have been more long term storyline potential if it had been Carly instead of Luke who was responsible? Jillian and Melodie debate whether Robin or Lisa would take each other out in a fight. Find out whose Luke and Regan come down on. Tyler Christopher is leaving General Hospital as Nikolas Cassadine. Elizabeth Taylor, the original Helena Cassadine, passes away.

One Life to Live is telling a ripped from the headlines bullying story. The show aired a suicide prevention PSA, which has Regan and Melodie worried about Shane’s fate. Luke loves David and Dorian together again, but wants it to last. Nora gets most of her memory back as Rex closes in on the identity of daddy Ford’s killer.

The Young and the Restless’ Victor Newman takes Newman Enterprises public. How will this impact the lives of Genoa City’s leading citizens? Emily O’Brien is out as Jana. Jillian is enjoying the heat between Adam and Phyllis, but Luke refuses to give up his love Adam and Sharon.

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DC #612: Talking Workshop on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2011-03-23
Length: 1s

On today Tuesday March 22 Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens and Luke Kerr returned to The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick and Keith Price to talk about the second season of Workshop, which premieres on Hulu on March 29.

During the first hour Larry, Keith, Jamey and Luke discuss the tragic killing of General Hospital’s baby Jake and the reports of All My Children’s possible cancellation. During the second hour, Workshop co-creator Nate Golon and Workshop star and Passions alum Phillip Jeanmarie join the party to preview the upcoming season of Workshop, their characters and what inspired the comedic webseries.

In the final half hour Larry, Keith, Jamey and Luke discuss the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars, season finale of Pretty Little Liars and the latest from Showtime’s Shameless.

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DC #611: Dishing the Soaps With TV Guide's Michael Logan

2011-03-21
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast TV Guide's Michael Logan joins Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels to discuss all the latest soap opera hot topics and news, including:

Soap Opera Digest reported that Bob Guza could be on his way out, before the story was later discounted by ABC. If Guza had left General Hospital, would it have been a good thing or bad thing for the show? Logan weighs in on GH’s decision to kill off baby Jake and teases the fallout from the storyline.

Jamey asks Logan to provide insight into One Life to Live’s continued red herrings about Roger Howarth’s version of Todd Manning. Could Howarth still return to Llanview? ABC continues to develop talk shows, but will one of them replace an ABC soap? (Editor's Note: This podcast was recorded prior to Deadline.com's story about the possible cancellation of All My Children on March 21, 2011) Find out if Logan thinks All My Children should keep their current head writers.

Jamey is dreaming of DAYS with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn back in Salem where they belong, thanks to a Soap Opera Digest article. Get Logan’s take on whether or not they might return. Meanwhile, Jamey is warming up to Daniel and Jennifer (Shawn Christian and Melissa Reeves), but what where does that leave his love for Jack (Matt Ashford)? Logan ponders what the brass at All My Children thought when they learned Tamara Braun was interested in returning to soaps and had signed on to DAYS. Jillian is digging Natalia Livingston as Taylor.

The last time Logan dropped by the Daytime Confidential podcast no one was very happy with The Young and the Restless. Does the veteran soap journo think things have improved in Genoa City?

It appears Stephanie and Brooke’s (Susan Flannery and Katherine Kelly Lang) truce is over on The Bold and the Beautiful, thanks to Thomas (Adam Gregory) tonguing his stepmommy down in Paris. Jamey wants to see Thomas and Brooke get it on more now than ever. Logan discusses his recent interview with Brad Bell and whether or not Thomas could still end up being gay.

The Daytime and Pop Confidential gang love Showtime’s Shameless and it turns out the Logan does too! Also learn what he thinks about this season of Celebrity Apprentice, featuring former daytime divas Star Jones and Lisa Rinna, and so much more!

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DC #610: Y&R's Christian LeBlanc on Newman Family Fued, Tennesee Williams' 100th Birthday and Daytime Emmy Pre-Noms

2011-03-14

He's B-A-A-A-A-CK! On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, Luke and Jamey welcome back the rascally Christian LeBlanc of The Young and the Restlesss. LeBlanc dishes his character Michael Baldwin's role in the explosive Newman arbitration story arc on Y&R, his upcoming appearances in celebration of the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival (held March 23-27 in New Orleans) and even weighs in on those controversial Daytime Emmy pre-nominations!

Tune in to hear the multiple Daytime Emmy winner wax in depth about his gig reading from Tennessee's works on Saturday, March 26 at 8pm at the Petit Theater du Vieux Carre on Jackson Square along with Caroll Baker (Baby Doll), Shirley Knight (Sweet Bird of Youth), Armistead Maupin (Tales of the City), Grace Zabriskie (Big Love) and John Waters (Hairspray).

LeBlanc also talks about judging the infamous "Stella" contest in Jackson Square on Sun. March 26 with Knight, all in honor of Tennessee's 100th birthday. Then he previews his hosting responsibilities for the Mad Hatter's Design Competition, sponsored by the Bayou Junior Women's Club of Thibodeaux, Louisiana on Sun. April, 3, with special guests Brandon Beemer (Owen, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, Days of Our Lives).

The hilarious thesp also reveals he has a few upcoming comedy club appearances with another of our favorite Genoa citizens, Sean Kanan (Deacon). The rowdy pair will be appearing at 3 pm EST on May 14 at the Brokerage Entertainment Club in Bellmore, New York ( 2797 Merrick Road), and then at 12 pm EST on May 15 at Uncle Vinny's Comedy Club (520 Arnold Avenue) in Point Pleasant, New Jersey).

Then LeBlanc breaks down the complicated and ever-changing Daytime Emmy pre-nomination process for Luke and Jamey and issues quite a stern statement for actors who are complaining—get involved or stop bitchin'. Let's see if the DC boys can keep this podcast on the rails!

 

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DC #609: Laughing it up on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2011-03-12
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan hang out with Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick. During the laugh-filled time they discuss everything from General Hospital killing off baby Jake to The Young and the Restless’ Sharon Newman being an expensive ho. Larry asks Jamey for an update what his sources are telling him about the possible fate of All My Children and One Life to Live.

Former The View host Star Jones stops by the Sirius studio to chat about Celebrity Apprentice, her new book Satan’s Sisters and heart health.

Then the gang dives into the latest in pop culture news, including; the Charlie Sheen fiasco, Showtime’s Shameless, True Blood, Whoopi Goldberg, Tennessee Williams and Luke’s love for Sci-Fi series such as Doctor Who, Torchwood and Battlestar Galactica,

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DC #608: DAYS "Chill" aka Casey Deidrick and Chandler Massey Talk Soaps, Comedy and "Doing Me"

2011-03-09
Length: 20s

They may play the best of frenemies on NBC Daytime's Days of Our Lives, but legions of fans are positively "Chill" with the possibilty of Chad and Will sharing more than a few benefits on the soap. On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, Luke and Jamey welcome Casey Deidrick and Chandler Massey, who this Saturday, March 12 at 7 pm PST, will co-host the hottest sketch comedy show in Los Angeles, ACME Saturday Night.

Casey and Chandler's co-hosting gig comes on the heels of their recent appearance in ACME's new improvisational showcase, Celebrity Improv Mashup. Are two of soaps fave teen hunks preparing for dual careers as comedians? You'll think so after this podcast.

Casey and Chandler also comment on the phenomenon that is "Chill", revealing their thoughts on the possibilty of their popular characters being Friends of Glee. Then they dish about the onscreen ladies in their lives, Camila Banus, who plays Will Horton's onscreen squeeze Gabi and newcomer Kate Mansi who plays Abby Deveraux, the newly-returned legacy character who has caught Chad's eye.

Chandler gives up deets on what it's like working opposite soap superstar Alison Sweeney, who plays his mom Sami on the sudser, while Casey reveals whether or not Joe Mascolo (Stefano) is as scary in real life as he seems on TV. Deidrick also waxes about working his new onscreen sibs James Scott (EJ) and Renee Jones (Lexie).

Luke gets to the bottom of why Chandler was given the nickname "Bam-Bam" in college, while Jamey and Chandler bond over their respective, brilliant turns in the cult musical Little Shop of Horrors. Jamey also gets Casey to open up about his real-life breakup with DAYS costar Molly Burnett (Melanie) and whether or not he'll be returning to the hilarious, webisoap Empire for another guest spot next season.

Tune in to this podcast to find out why Casey tweeted after the chat @ScuseCaseyD @jamey_giddens "Best. Interview. Ever". Be sure to check out Casey Deidrick and Chandler Massey this weekened co-hosting ACME Saturday Night, located at the ACME Comedy Theatre (135 N. La Brea Ave Hollywood, CA 90036). Not in SoCal? No prob. Watch the show live at www.acmecomedy.com

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DC #607: Toddlers and Tiaras

2011-03-08
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, 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:

Kendall’s search to uncover what happened to Zach on All My Children. Luke and Jamey aren’t enjoying Tad and Cara’s fake relationship storyline, but Regan is. Jamey thinks AMC needs to go ahead and put Tad and Erica together.

Could The Bold and the Beautiful’s Thomas end up being gay? Should Thomas end up with Brooke or Dayzee? What will Ridge do when he finds out Thomas kissed Brooke in Paris?

Jamey is so sick of doppelgangers he is boycotting Days of our Lives until the Fake Rafe storyline is over. He refuses to watch any more doppelganger storylines. Dena Higley needs to go now! Would Megan McTavish be a good replacement for Higley?

Brenda and Sonny’s wedding pull in big ratings for General Hospital. Does this prove Guza still has it? Will fans, who tuned in just for the wedding, stick around? Regan discusses the latest online rumors about GH possibly killing off Elizabeth and Jason’s son Jake.

Wendy Williams makes her One Life to Live debut. What did the DC gang think of her appearance? Luke is enjoying Tess’s digs at Ford. Everyone enjoys Tess way more than Jessica. Is Tess being dressed up like one of the beauty pageant contestants from Toddlers & Tiaras? Jamey is enjoying Kelly and John together. Should Dorian have another young lover or is it time for her to find someone more mature?

Victor is fighting to keep Newman Enterprises in one piece, but needs Adam’s help to do it. Luke loved Adam’s pushing away Sharon to protect her. Luke’s love for Deacon and Nikki is shattered with the news Nikki and Victor are going to get busy. How will Meggie factor into things? Jamey wants Deacon to go back to The Bold and the Beautiful.

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DC #606: Daytime Emmy 2011 Pre Nominations

2011-02-28
Length: 1s

On today’s super-sized Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Regan and Melodie discuss the latest in All My Children, 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:

Jamey gives an update on his Special Report about the status of ABC daytime and a decision that could come down in the coming weeks. Find out the latest on what Jamey is hearing.

Then the DC gang dives into the 2011 Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations. Hear their hilarious reactions as they debate the various pre-nominees. Which actors or actresses deserved their pre-noms? Which actors or actress didn’t deserve to be on the list? Which actors were overlooked or deserved to be on the list, but weren’t? How does cliquish behind-the-scenes antics impact who ended up on the list and who didn’t? Which actors actually have a chance of taking home the award if they earn a nomination?

In other hot topics; ABC announced Rebecca Herbst will be staying at General Hospital as Elizabeth Webber. Regan and Jamey react to the good news. Days of our Lives rehired Tamara Braun, but not in her Emmy winning role.

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast!

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DC #605: Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Visits The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2011-02-22
Length: 28s

General Hospital’s Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo popped into the Sirius OutQ studio to mix it up with The Morning Jolt’s Larry Flick and Keith Price and they wanted to share the interview with Daytime Confidential listeners!

During the laugh filled visit, Giovinazzo talks about Brenda and Sonny’s wedding. Would Brenda return from the dead if she were ever killed off? Larry also asks what many fans want to know, how long is Giovinazzo sticking around Port Charles? This is a fun interview you’re not going to want to miss!

Giovinazzo has also partnered with Oral-B Glide in a campaign to help raise money for Operation Smile. Here’s what you need to know. "Oral-B Glide and Vanessa hope to inspire others to stick to their oral care routine this holiday season by pledging to switch to Glide online through Facebook and Twitter. For every person who tweets or posts on Oral-B's Facebook wall with the hashtag #Switch2Glide through February 28, 2011, Oral-B Glide will make a $1 donation to Operation Smile with a guaranteed donation of $10,000 over the course of the entire campaign."

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DC #604: Good vs. Bad Soap

2011-02-16
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Regan and Melodie dish the latest All My Children, 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:

Oprah’s must watch Legendary Soap Opera Spectacular. What did the DC gang think of Oprah’s guests Anthony Geary, Genie Francis, Susan Lucci, Michael E. Knight, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams and Jeanne Cooper? Based on Genie Francis comments, did any of the DC gang ever expect to see her back on General Hospital? One of the loudest cheers from the Oprah audience came when Oprah mentioned Michael Nader as Dimitri Marick among Erica’s ex-husbands. Wouldn’t it be great if Dimitri returned to Pine Valley?

Last week Luke and Regan weren’t happy with All My Children, but Jamey has been enjoying it. Hear what he thinks about the current state of Pine Valley.

The Bold and the Beautiful celebrates its 6000th episode with a special episode about lung cancer. While the story is poignant and relevant should B&B be careful of becoming to preachy? Jillian weighs in on Thomas and Dayzee.

Jamey has been holding in a Days of our Lives rant for a while, but enough is enough. Jamey goes off on the abysmal state of NBC’s last soap. From Jennifer’s organ harvesting storyline to fake Rafe, nothing escapes his ire. Why isn’t DAYS trying to get things in shape now, instead of worrying about it later when an axe is swinging over its head?

Who is sabotaging Brenda and Sonny’s wedding on General Hospital? Regan comments on the fallout from the revelation of Michael’s prison rape. Lucky gets shot in the head, which inspires Mel to start calling him UnLucky.

The Buchanan sister’s wedding was ruined by the revelations of Clint’s manipulations, but not all the DC gang enjoyed it. For the first time in years Michael Easton actually acted and made us feel sorry for John McBain. Luke is upset that Jack will be revealed as Shane’s cyber bully. How will Farah Fath hold up opposite of Kassie DePaiva and Trevor St. John when the boy’s parents face off?

Paul Rauch is out at The Young and the Restless. What does this mean for Y&R, if anything? Wilson Bethel may return to Genoa City as Ryder. Mel comments on the fallout from Cane’s death. Jamey loved Chloe telling Jana to get out of her house. Luke loved the Chloe and Nikki scenes at Glow Worm. Ronan disappeared after the transplant. The DC gang shares their first impressions of Nate.

All this and much more on today’s show.

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DC #603:Transplants and Doppelgangers

2011-02-08
Length: 53s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jillian, Regan and Melodie discuss the latest in All My Children, 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:

Why is All My Children destroying Annie in the process of writing the character out? Why couldn’t they come up with a good exit for her? Kendall Hart’s continued heart problems put new meaning in her last name. AMC’s Cameron Mathison and Rebecca will guest on ABC’s Castle, but will the show cast current One Life to Live stars in guest roles?

The Young and the Restless’ Olivia popped up on The Bold and the Beautiful for Justin and Donna’s wedding. Jillian and Luke enjoyed the wink wink scenes between Bill Spencer and Olivia. Donna isn’t the only B&B bride. Pam will be walking down the aisle soon to marry Donna’s father. The engagement doesn’t make Stephanie happy, but she’s willing to bury the hatchet in support of her sister.

What is going on at Days of our Lives? The show cut into Jennifer to remove her heart and then put it back? Rafe is being held captive and fake Rafe has slipped into his life. There have been so many doppelgangers on soaps recently Luke’s beginning to think he needs one. Regan and Jillian share their first impressions of former General Hospital star Natalia Livingston as DAYS’ Taylor.

Michael admitted he was raped while in Prison. The DC gang reacts to the powerful scenes between Michael, Jason and Carly. Regan dishes the latest on Brenda’s baby. Is it Dante’s or someone else’s? Melodie isn’t impressed with The Balkan.

The Buchanan twin’s wedding kicked off, but it sure seemed a lot about Clint. Not that we minded. What will happen when John, Jessica and Brody find out the secrets Natalie have been keeping? Melodie loves Mad Marty, but is the character being written into a corner. What are the DC gang's first impressions of Ted King as Tomas? Is it smart for One Life to Live to be using Roger Howarth’s picture so much or will it cause fans to get upset?

Sean Young is returning to The Young and the Restless as Meggie. Cane is shot on the steps of a church. Melodie, our film school grad, breaks down which movies Y&R ripped off for their dramatic scenes. Did Lily end up pushing her babies down the stairs? What did Jill do to deserve that ugly wedding dress?

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast!

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DC #602: In Studio With Larry Flick on The Morning Jolt

2011-01-30
Length: 2s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan are in-studio and hanging out with Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick. During the three laugh-filled hours the DC/PC gang dish the latest in soap opera and celebrity news.

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DC #601: Bye Bye, Miss American Becky

2011-01-19
Length: 43s

On today’s Daytime Confidential emergency podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan dive into the shocking news that CBS has fired Barbara Bloom, General Hospital fired Rebecca Herbst and Shelley Hennig and Jay Kenneth Johnson are leaving Days of our Lives.

The DC gang delves into CBS’ decision to get rid of daytime executive Barbara Bloom. Jamey dishes what he’s hearing about what led to the axe falling and recounts how a CBS representative called him furious for breaking the story. What will her departure mean for The Talk, The Young and Restless and The Bold and The Beautiful?

The other shocking news that Jamey broke on January 18 is that General Hospital had fired 13-year vet Rebecca Herbst. In statement, ABC later announced that the decision was “storyline dictated.” Jamey and Regan react, wondering what kind of storyline would dictate the departure of such a popular character. Why was Elizabeth wasted on Nikolas? Why couldn’t Elizabeth be the one to reveal Siobhan’s connection to the Balkan? What will happen to Elizabeth’s children?

What is happening to Days of our Lives’ young adult cast? Last week it was announced Mark Hapka is leaving Salem and this week it was revealed Shelley Hennig and Jay Kenneth Johnson are also pulling up stakes. The departure of the four actors effectively wipes out Philip/Melanie/Nathan/Stephanie storyline. Should DAYS recast the characters or will the introduction of other characters fill the void?

With all of this week’s crazy developments it’s no wonder the DC gang is worked up!

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DC #600: Top 5 Soap Stunt Casts With The Morning Jolt's Larry Flick

2011-01-19
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey and Jillian are joined by special guest Larry Flick from Sirius OutQ’s The Morning Jolt. A long time soap viewer, Flick brings his hilarious commentary and a Top 5 list that has Jillian and Luke wondering if they should re-work their lists. During the laugh-filled 600th episode of Daytime Confidential the gang covers soap’s stunt casts from The Secret Storm to Sunset Beach and General Hospital.

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DC #599: Blueberry Yogurt

2011-01-12
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, 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:

Jamey’s report that ABC’s Brian Frons has been allegedly courting former All My Children head writer Megan McTavish and is trying to convince her to return to the show. The gang discusses the pro and cons of such a possibility. Maybe the problem isn’t the writers, but executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers? Shannon Cane opts out of renewing with AMC. Luke is excited that former AMC star Alexa Havins has joined Torchwood.

The Bold and the Beautiful snaps up The Young and the Restless’ Tonya Lee Williams. Her character Olivia will be joining the wonderful world of Forresters, Logan and Spencers. Reportedly, Olivia will be related to Justin Barber. Amber has another pregnancy scheme up her sleeve, but can she pull it off? What is going on with Thomas and Brooke? Will Brooke appreciate Thomas’ advances?

Days of our Lives star Mark Hapka is leaving Salem and speaks out on Twitter about what led to his departure. Jamey isn’t happy that yet another Horton is riding off into the sunset. Bo and Hope go on the run. EJ and Nicole get engaged.

General Hospital is known for its well choreographed stunts, but has the bus crash lived up to previous “events”? The gang dives into how it all played out. Luke doesn’t understand how all the passengers were able to all fly out of the bus so easily and why there was no apparent debris. Will Jason and Sam’s baby be a miracle pregnancy or will it be because of experimental medicine?

One Life to Live’s feud between Natalie and Mad Marty is heating up and the DC gang loves it. Are these two the show’s next great rivalry? Charlie turned tail and ran through Llanview hospital after Clint confronted him. What is it about that hospital that causes grown men to act the fool? Tuc Watkins is back and has us cracking up. Will he be able to escape his captors?

The National Urban League has joined Victoria Rowell’s fight for diversity at Sony and The Young and the Restless. Jamey and Jillian weigh in on the hot topic. Billy’s search for a baby could have him adopting Daniel and Daisy’s baby. After much pleading Jack and Nick investigate Sharon’s claims of Adam’s innocence and that Skye was in fact alive.

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DC #598: Best and Worst of 2010

2010-12-29
Length: 3s

It’s that time of year again! Time for the Daytime Confidential’s MEGA-sized year Best and Worst podcast. Join Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan for three plus hours of hilarity as they name their picks for Best and Worst of 2010 in Daytime Confidential’s always unorthodox year end podcast.

Find out which actors and characters they believe were Most Improved in 2010 and which talented actors were the Biggest Waste of Talent. Dreams Really Do Come True, but sometimes it’s better to Be Careful What You Wish For because things don’t always turn out as expected. That certainly happened in 2010. The Daytime Confidential gang argued about their favorite couples, triangles and quads a lot in 2010 so of course they name their Best Couple, Best Triangle and Best Quad. This also wouldn’t be the DC year end podcast without our Most in Need of a Makeover, Most in Need of a Roll in the Hay, Most Tortured Couple, Glittery Hoo-Hoo, Biggest Ho Ho Ho, Magical Penis of the Year and Guy Whose Chestnuts We Want Roasted Over an Open Fire categories.

The DC crew then gets down to the biggest of the Best and Worst categories, taking on Best and Worst Storyline, Soap opera Scenery Chewer of the Year, The Charity Rahmer Award For Babies Who Don’t Know Who They Are, The Megan McTavish Award for Special Achievement in Serial Drama Dismantling and Best and Worst Daytime Drama.

All these categories and more in this, Daytime Confidential’s Best and Worst of 2010 podcast.

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DC #597: Looking Back at 2010 on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2010-12-28
Length: 1s

On today’s podcast the Daytime and Pop Confidential gang returns to The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick to help Larry and Keith take a look back at 2010 in soaps and pop culture.

In the first half of the show find out which soap opera Larry, Keith and the Daytime Confidential gang chose for their best and worst soap of 2010. A lot of great actors and actresses delivered gripping performances in 2010, but who earned the title of soap opera MVP? Larry then asked for the gang’s honorable mentions and Luke snuck in a dishonorable mention.

So many juicy celebrity scandals dominated 2010, but which one was the juiciest? During the second half of the show Larry asked the Pop Confidential gang to name their favorite juicy story. On the Pop Confidential’s Best of 2010 in Pop Culture episode the PC crew revealed their picks for best comedy and drama, but Larry wants them to name just one. Which show will each choose as the best scripted TV series? The 2010 movie box office is winding down, but the year gave us a lot of great movies. Find out which movie everyone chose as the best movie of 2010.

All this and much more on today’s Daytime and Pop Confidential podcast.

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DC #596: Neil Patrick Harris vs. Eric Braeden

2010-12-21
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast the DC gang dive into the biggest story of the week, How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris vs. The Young and the Restless’ Eric Braeden. DC Listeners begged for Jamey to do one of his Victor Newman impersonations and he was more than happy to oblige. He even through in a few guest impersonations that will keep listeners laughing.

All My Children updated their opening credits. Does the DC gang love it or hate it? Lindsay Hartley’s arrival on AMC has been a refreshing addition to Pine Valley. The Cara/Jake/Amanda triangle has us wanting more, but Jamey wants Griffin with Amanda NOT Kendall. Kendall’s grief has her acting erratic out and fighting Greenlee for control of Fusion. Jamey loved Madison telling Greenlee off.

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Whip manipulates Brooke, Ridge, Taylor and Thomas by screwing up things back stage at the Forrester fashion show and then snapping a picture of Thomas and Brooke in a compromising situation. Amber is trying to get her hooks into Liam, but is she a good ho or a bad ho?

Rafe asks Lexie to check out Johnny after Will brings him concerning evidence. What will happen to Sami and EJ’s son? Jamey is looking forward to Bo and Hope going on the run. Casey Deidrick and Molly Burnett guest on Empire.

The Balkan’s identity is revealed on General Hospital. Jamey is upset at Siobhan’s betrayal of Lucky. What are her motivations? Elizabeth doesn’t like Nikolas’ new working relationship with Brook Lynn and confronts her.

Who killed Eddie Ford on One Life to Live? Was it one of his sons, his ex-wife, Nora, Clint or someone else? Vikki and Dorian team up to take on Echo. Regan is enjoying Tom Degnan’s take on Joey Buchanan. All this and much more on today’s show!

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DC #595: Eileen Fulton Interview

2010-12-16
Length: 30s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, she was television's first Super Bitch, Lisa Miller on As The World Turns for the better part of five decades, now the legendary Eileen Fulton is back to doing what she loves best, performing her sassy, fun cabaret act throughout New York City.

Luke and Jamey caught up with Fulton just in time to dish about her upcoming Christmas show I Remember...or At Least I Try this Friday night, Dec. 17 beginning at 7 pm. at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street) in New York City. Fulton offers a preview of the tunes and stories she plans to enchant her legions of fans with and also regales the DC boys with several of infamous soap stories, like:

The time she got hit in the face by a fan who hated Lisa.

What really fueled her clashes with ATWT creator Irna Phillips?

What it was like to take the character of Lisa from daytime to primetime to compete with ABC's Peyton Place on Our Private World?

Which ATWT scribe truly got what made Lisa tick?

And so much more. Fulton also sounds off on daytime execs maddening penchant for putting veteran performers out to pasture in favor of newbies. As if that wasn't enough, Fulton provides fans the opportunity to win tickets to her show via a Facebook contest. This podcast is the ultimate treat for As The World Turns fans still mourning the loss of their iconic soap!

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DC #594: Dishing it on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2010-12-14
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast the DC/PC gang returns to The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick on Sirius. During the laugh filled chat the gang discusses the recent renewals of The Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful. Jamey comments on Ken Corday’s handling of Days of our Lives and Julie Hanan Carruthers’ management of All My Children. Larry then asks about the death of All My Children’s Zach Slater and comments on Alicia Minshew’s performance as Kendall. When a listener calls in, the group dives into the state of General Hospital. Of course they had to discuss Sonny and Brenda’s reunion.

In the second hour the crew weighs in on Miley Cyrus’ recent bong incident. Is Miley doing this on purpose to change her image? Jamey sings the song he believes Taylor Swift will croon after she breaks up with Jake Gyllenhaal. Does Denzel Washington still have it? Larry doesn’t think so. Could Denzel save the black family drama from Tyler Perry? They discuss the latest movies in theatres. Larry calls Luke and Jamey out for their Blair vs. Serena Gossip Girl argument. Jamey and Larry debate the merits of Robin Wright. Tori Spellings’ “wonky tittie” become a hot topic as Larry tries to get Luke to say “tittie.” With the holiday season is upon us so Larry asks what the DC/PC gang is looking forward to this season.

All this and much more on today’s show!

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DC #593: Snatch and Grab

2010-12-13
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jillian, Regan and Melodie discuss the latest in All My Children, 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:

Former Days of our Lives star Lindsay Hartley makes her All My Children debut. Pine Valley mourns Zach’s death. Finn Wittrock, who played Damon, is OUT at AMC.

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Taylor calls out Ridge’s name while making love to Whip. Thomas and Brooke heat up a Forrester photo shoot. Taylor blows her lid when she sees the photos.

How will Vivian get her revenge on Victor, Brady, Philip, Kate and Nicole? EJ gets custody of his children with Sami. Stefano forces Kate to apologize to Daniel and Chloe.

James Franco returns to General Hospital in 2011. Sonny and Brenda go on a date. Will Jason and Sam have a baby? Daniel Benzali makes his GH debut.

Natalie and Marty go toe-to-toe on One Life to Live. Clint is becoming Asa 2.0, but Regan thinks he needs something to make him more human. The Ford brothers take on their dad. Should Kelly have staked her claim on Joey so that Aubrey knows she’s got a fight on her hands?

Tristan Rogers makes his The Young and the Restless debut. Sharon and Adam take on everyone in Genoa City. Signy Coleman and Raya Meddine return for a special Christmas episode.

All this and much more on today’s show!

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DC #592: Panic Sex

2010-12-06
Length: 54s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie discuss the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

CBS renewed The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. Y&R received a three-year renewal while B&B earned a two-year pick up. With Days of our Lives' recent two year extension and ABC making a vocal commitment to One Life to Live, it looks as if the soap industry has stabilized a bit. Y&R's Maria Arena Bell also received a contract extension. What does the DC gang have to say about that? Adam and Sharon hit the sheets. Angell Conwell joins the Y&R cast. Mick Cain returns to B&B. Taylor’s angst over Tom and Brooke’s relationship heats up.

Cameron Matheson isn’t sold of the Rylee pairing fans have been complaining about all year. Lindsay Hartley makes her All My Children debut this week. Alicia Minshew’s performances have been heartbreaking. Erica shoots David Hayward in the back.

Christie Clark returns to Salem. Frances Fisher joins DAYS. Days of our Lives casts a brunette actress in the role of Abby Deveraux.

Terri Conn and Tom Degnan debut as Aubrey and Joey on One Life to Live. Was it weird for anyone else to see As The World Turns' Katie making out with her nephew, Adam? Chelsea Handler finds humor in Llanview. Clint wants Inez to seduce Bo. What should happen to Charlie?

General Hospital’s Sonny and Brenda go on a date. Luke enjoyed the Quartermaine and Davis family Thanksgivings, but where were Monica and Brook Lynn? Jamey reflects on World AIDS day.

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DC #591: Top 5 Things We're Thankful For in 2010

2010-11-22
Length: 54s

On today’s hilarious Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Melodie and Belinda count down their Top 5 Things in Daytime Their Thankful For. From All My Children to The Young and the Restless a lot happened in 2010, but what made their lists? Tune in to find out.

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DC #590: Slob-Kabobs!

2010-11-18
Length: 56s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jillian, Regan and Belinda discuss the latest in All My Children, 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:

NBC renews Days of our Lives for two more years. With this renewal will the show figure out ways to make its storylines more appealing and not drag out as long? Vivian is free of the sarcophagus, but now she’s holding Maggie captive in it. Sami and Nicole face off when Nicole tries to get access to Sydney. Chloe gives birth.

One Life to Live scores the headline grabbing Kourtney Kardashian for a guest spot. Reportedly, she will play a lawyer and mix it up with Cristian and Blair. Is this a good thing for OLTL? OLTL also cast former General Hospital star Ted King in a role that will be a love interest for Blair and we couldn’t be more excited. More details have come out on how long Clint has known Rex is his son.

All My Children releases a webisoap to introduce Jordi Vilasuso, Kendall’s new love interest. Did the DC gang enjoy it? Even though Luke was never a fan of Zach he did enjoy the Zendall flashbacks AMC aired.

Andrea Evans returns to The Bold and the Beautiful as Amber’s mother Tawny. How will her return impact her daughter? Jack Wagner and Sherri Shepherd guest on Hot in Cleveland.

Carly has uncovered Brenda’s secret, but what will she do with the information? Ethan and Maya get married in Vegas, but would have it been more hilarious if Tracey and Ethan had been the couple who ended up married? How will Edward’s manipulations impact Ethan and Maya’s marriage?

Jillian weighs in on the Victor and Meggie saga. Did anyone believe Meggie would pull one over on Victor? Should The Young and the Restless make Deacon more of a viable threat than they are writing him now? Daisy returned to Genoa City, supposedly pregnant with Daniel’s baby. What does Jillian think of this latest development? Who should Diane Jenkins be with? Luke likes her with both Victor and Jack, but Jillian wants them to stay far away from her.

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DC #589: Drinking Games

2010-11-10
Length: 54s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Regan and Melodie discuss the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines, news and due to popular request we’ve even included a Performer of the Week segment in this week’s podcast.

All My Children’s decision to kill off Thorsten Kaye’s popular character Zach Slater. What will Kendall do without the love of her life? Should AMC bring in someone new for her, find someone already on canvas for her or let her become a strong independent woman?

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Thomas kisses Brooke. It may have been a stunt, but Luke looks forward to the drama it stirs up. Heather Tom lands a guest spot on The Mentalist.

Days of our Lives Victor, Kate, Nicole, Philip and Brady toast Vivian’s captivity, but will someone free her while they’re celebrating? DAYS casts Blue Mountain State’s Ed Marinaro as Bo and Hope merchant marine friend.

Did General Hospital’s Brenda get pregnant with Dante or another man’s baby? If so, what would it mean for her character? Robin accidently sets a fire.

One Life to Live’s Tuc Watkins returns. The Clint/Echo/Rex storyline is heating up. How much has Clint known about Rex and for how long? Todd and Tea’s reunion is oh so sweet, but where does that leave Blair?

The Young and the Restless’ Victor scares the crap out of Luke and Melodie. What will he do to Meggie? Deacon and Niki are oh so hot, but where will they end up once they’re discovered. Daisy returns to Genoa City, claiming to be pregnant with Daniel’s baby.

This week we also bring back our Performer of the Week segment, just in time for Luke and Melodie to hand out a SURPRISING honorable mention.

All this and much more on today’s show so stay tuned!

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DC #588: Mixing it up on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2010-11-06
Length: 1s

Daytime Confidential/Pop Confidential’s Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan returned to Sirius XM's The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick Friday, November 5 for two hours of daytime and pop culture dissection with Flick and his partner-in-snark Keith Price.

In the wild first hour, Larry let loose with several comments about General Hospital’s Elizabeth Webber that had Jamey, Luke and Regan howling in defense of their sacred heroine, as DC's lone JaSam fan Jillian cheered. The return of Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo as Brenda Barrett was also discussed. Does the veteran Billboard writer and radio personality feel the story is limping along like the DC'ers?

The discussion shifted to One Life to Live, the show Larry previously said should be canceled the last time the gang appeared. Has the return of soap superstar Kim Zimmer as Countess Echo di Savoy helped change that opinion? What about All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Y&R and DAYS? Don't worry, they all get plenty of raunchy, hilarious service!

During the second hour, Larry dives into Pop Confidential territory, taking Luke to task over his dislike of country's current teen queen Taylor Swift. Then, pop culture meets politics as Larry and Keith weigh in on the recent Pop Confidential podcast debate over former President George W. Bush saying Kanye West’ claiming Bush hated black people was the low point of his presidency. If you thought this crew was crazy by themselves, just wait 'til you hear Out Q's most outrageous duo added to the mix!

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DC #587: A Greek Tragedy

2010-11-04
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, 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:

All My Children casts former As the World Turns star Sara Glendening as Marissa. Luke isn’t impressed by the news and Regan wonders why we even need Marissa? Former General Hospital and Port Charles star Eddie Matos joins AMC.

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Ashley Jones is bumped to recurring. B&B newcomer Kristolyn Lloyd earns contract status. The Bold and the Beautiful airs special episodes focusing on the homeless. Former Guiding Light star Elvera Roussel drops in on B&B.

Days of our Lives’ Louise Sorel previews Vivian’s next move. Days of our Lives casts former General Hospital star Natalia Livingston as Nicole’s younger sister. What will Sami do when she finds out Ma Brady switched the paternity tests? The show’s ratings go up.

General Hospital’s Lulu uncovers Dante and Brenda’s connection. Will the secret they share wreck Dante’s credibility? Luke wants there to be a Dante and Brenda love child hidden away somewhere, but no one else on the podcast likes the idea. Did anyone actually watch ABC’s “classic” episodes on October 28?

ABC is touting One Life to Live clobbering The Talk in the ratings. Hillary B. Smith reups her contract to keep her in Llanview. Susan Haskell is bringing it at Marty. Todd and Tea are reunited. Who should Blair be with now that Todd and Tea are back together? The Hannah storyline collapsed in the scenes where she holds James and Starr at gunpoint. Luke asks the DC gang what they think of Kim Zimmer’s Echo now that she’s been in town for a while.

Meggie’s plot to get Nikki out of the way so she can get her hands on Victor is well on its way. Daisy returns to Genoa City, supposedly pregnant with Daniel’s baby. Abby and Victoria take on Victor, but can they steal Beauty of Nature?

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DC #586: The Icing and the Cake

2010-10-27
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan dive into the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live, The Young and the Restless and Talk Show news and headlines, including:

The first week of The Talk, the CBS talk show that replaced As the World Turns on its schedule, is over. What did the DC gang think of it and will they keep watching?

All My Children has improved drastically since Chuck Pratt so why is it putting Regan to sleep and making Luke go numb when watching? No one wants Chuck Pratt back, but in its current state AMC inspires little passion for itself, good or bad. Are Ryan and Greenlee only a supercouple in Brian Frons’ head? Does Jamey still enjoy Stephanie Gatschet’s Madison?

The Bold and the Beautiful continues to hit it out of the park with Stephanie’s cancer storyline. Should Taylor be worried that Brooke might seduce her son? You might be surprised who thinks she has reason to be concerned. Amber steals designs from Forrester. Luke is enjoying the return of Amber’s scheming ways on B&B, but Jamey isn’t.

Days of our Lives’ Arianna found out Sami’s secret, but what will happen when she dies? Is Sami the worst mother in soaps? Jamey used to think it was General Hospital’s Carly, but now he believes Sami wears the unenviable crown. DAYS needs to decide if EJ and Sami are going to be mortal enemies or star crossed lovers. Victor found out Vivian is locked up.

The face-off General Hospital fans have been waiting for between Brenda and Carly went down last week, was it worth the wait? Are Brenda and Dante hot together in their flashbacks and should GH consider putting them together? Is Laura Wright’s Carly the perfect Carly? Robin and Lisa face off. What will The Balkan do next?

One Life to Live is back as the No. 1 soap Regan watches on her DVR. OLTL’s Susan Haskell has woken up as Marty Saybrooke and his hitting it out of the park once again. Todd rushes to his daughter’s rescue, but it’s his reunion with Tea that we’re looking forward to most. Destiny finds out Greg is her father.

The casting war between The Young and the Restless and General Hospital took another turn as Y&R announced Tristan Rogers is coming to Genoa City. What does Jillian think of the latest twist and turns in the Deacon and Nikki saga and what is Jamey’s squish name for them. Alert the media! Jamey’s enjoying Cane and Lily again. Luke and Melodie were in heaven watching Maura West’s Diane and Michelle Stafford’s Phyllis face off. 3

All this and much more on today’s show!

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DC #585: The Kung Fu Chop

2010-10-19
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, 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:

Should All My Children bring in Palmer’s children to fight for their share of Cortlandt Electronics? Greenlee’s trial isn’t impressing anyone. Will Linday Hartley’s arrival shake things up for Pine Valley’s residents? Thorsten Kaye returns, but what can AMC do about Kendall?

Jamey and Jillian are in love with The Bold and the Beautiful’s cancer storyline. Could it give B&B a three-peat at the Emmys or now that they actually deserve the award will they lose it?

Days of our Lives needs to figure out how to solve its storyline problems as the show is dead last in total viewers and households. Could DAYS regain their ratings luster by pairing Carly with EJ and developing a Carly/EJ/Sami triangle? Daniel and Chloe get married, but was most impressed with Molly Burnett as Melanie.

General Hospital’s Tony Geary weighs in on the decline of soaps. Patrick and Robin make David Letterman’s Top 10 list. Did Brenda and Dante sleep together?

One Life to Live’s ratings skyrocket the week Kim Zimmer joins. Will the boost give OLTL some breathing room? The show’s cliffhangers have Regan tuning in. OLTL’s storylines are reaching a dramatic climax.

The Young and the Restless’ tornado impressed the DC gang for being understated and tasteful. Is this the story that kicks off Adam’s redemption? Surprise! Jamey enjoyed Cane and Lily. Diane and Tucker do the dirty, but should Victor be kept away from her?

Whoopi and Joy walk out on Bill O’Reilly during his visit to The View. The Talk debuts.

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DC #584: London Bridge

2010-10-15
Length: 49s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jillian and Regan react to the news that Chris Goutman could be directing episodes of The Young and the Restless.

They then dish about Kim Zimmer’s return to One Life to Live as Echo and Maura West’s debut as Diane Jenkins on Y&R.

The celebrity casting war between Y&R and General Hospital continues as Daniel Benzali checks into GH. Meanwhile, One Life to Live isn’t slouching when it comes to casting. Expect to see Terri Colombino, Tom Degnan, Dan Gauthier and Josh Kelly to pop up in Llanview in the near future.

The DC gang then dives into upcoming All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and One Life to Live spoilers.

The Talk debuts on CBS on October 18.

All this and much more on today’s show so stay tuned!

 

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DC #583: Soap Scribe-turned-Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Showrunner Dave Rupel Talks Guiding Light's Last Day

2010-10-13
Length: 47s

He was with CBS Daytime's embattled soap opera Guiding Light as a writer, up until the bittersweet end. He even having walked the picket lines as a Strike Captain for the sudser, as well as ABC Daytime's General Hospital, during the 2007 Writers Strike. Now Dave Rupel is back this week with the premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the latest in Bravo's line of successful docusoaps. Rupel, who serves as an executive producer and showrunner on the new series, premiering Thursday Oct. 14 (check your local listings), chats with Daytime Confidential about what it was like at GL during those lean, final years.

He shares his throughts on the now-infamous change of Guiding Light's production model. Was it a network-mandated decision or did Guiding Light's last executive producer Ellen Wheeler make the call? Speaking of Wheeler, what did Rupel think of his experience working with the controversial actress-turned-producer?

Rupel also speaks out on why so many fans of continuing drama are now getting their "soap fix" from reality television. The man who helped create the flagship The Real Housewives of Orange County, and worked on such shows as Temptation Island and Big Brother U.K., as well as penning scripts for General Hospital, offers insight soap fans aren't generally privy to. He also provides soap opera writers with a viable option for future employment, as more and more reality producers look to soap writers. Then he takes us into the world of what could be the most glamorous Real Housewives ever! It's an interview soap fans and reality lovers alike won't wanna miss.

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DC #582: Deidre Hall on The Morning Jolt w/Larry Flick

2010-10-08
Length: 40s

Soap opera goddess Deidre Hall (ex-Marlena, Days of Our Lives) appeared on Sirius Out Q's The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick on Friday morning to discuss her new book Kitchen Closeup. Our pals Larry Flick and Keith Price were gracious enough to invite Daytime Confidential's Jamey Giddens along for the hilarious, heartfelt ride.

On the show, Hall discussed how Kitchen Closeup, which she co-wrote with BFF Lynne Bowman, came about as a result of the of the superstar's tireless efforts to see school lunches become more nutritious, as well as all the chats she and Bowman shared around the kitchen counter.

Hall also reacts to that incorrigible Larry's raunchy questions. We won't spoil it for you, but one involved Drake Hogestyn (ex-John) and chest hair! Then Hall answered the questions Days of Our Lives fans have been dying to know. Would she ever bring Doc back to Salem? Has she been asked by the brass? You'll have to listen to find out.

 

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DC #581: Top 5 Controlling Soap Dads

2010-10-06
Length: 44s

On today's Top 5 Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan count down their Top 5 Favorite Controlling Soap Dads in daytime. These are the men whose manipulations have impacted their families for generations.

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DC #580: TV Guide's Michael Logan Returns to DC

2010-09-29
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast TV Guide’s Michael Logan returns to dish all the latest industry news and hottest storylines with Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan.

During the super-sized episode, the gang discusses the end of As the World Turns, if P&G plans to create their own soap hub and where its stars will end up.

Logan weighs in on Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo’s return to General Hospital as Brenda. Has it been a success or a bust? Find out which Brenda reunion Logan is looking forward to most. What will Sam McCall do when she comes face-to-face with Brenda? Logan also comments on Jonathan Jackson’s latest storyline as Lucky impersonating the Irish assassin Ronan.

On paper, Vivian being buried alive on Days of our Lives looks like it should be entertaining. Find out what Logan thinks of DAYS’ new twist on one of its classic storylines. Many fans have been disappointed with how DAYS has written Crystal Chappell’s Carly Manning since her return. Logan shares his thoughts on why fantastic actresses–like Chappell, Eden Riegel and Gina Tognoni–have been snatched up by various shows without much apparent thought on their character’s development.

All My Children has been making some major casting changes with the firing of Adam Mayfield, Brittany Allen and the casting of Daniel Cosgrove and Lindsay Hartley. Logan comments on the AMC casting shakeup and if the show’s move to L.A. has been a success.

One Life to Live is bringing back Kim Zimmer as Echo. Will her return help provide Dorian and Viki with more storylines? Luke and Jillian are tired of the Ford brothers dominating air time so they get Logan’s opinion of the Ford Brothers and the Llanview teen set.

Brad Bell is tackling a pretty intense topic by giving Stephanie stage four cancer on The Bold and the Beautiful. Can he pull it off? Logan weighs in on the front burner storyline, Scott Clifton as Liam and the new Thomas Forrester.

Last time Logan visited the Daytime Confidential podcast, he wasn’t too happy about the state of The Young and the Restless, so the DC crew asks if he thinks things have improved at the No. 1 soap. Jillian and Logan bask in their common love for Nikki Newman.

As the podcast winds down, the DC gang wraps things up by asking about the soap genre’s future and they get Logan’s opinion on the web series The Bay and Venice.

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DC #579: Rockin' It With Larry Flick on The Morning Jolt

2010-09-27
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast the DC gang drops in on The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick to discuss the latest in daytime and pop culture news, including:

The end of As the World Turns. Do soap’s executives and writers hurt their show’s ratings by punishing characters for actor's behavior. The Denver Post is reporting that OLTL will be picked up for two more years. Does Brian Frons manufacture it so that General Hospital and All My Children always win? Larry questions why soap fans should tune into One Life to Live. Is the Days of our Lives brand strong enough to jump to cable?

We then dive into the new and returning primetime shows of the season and the latest gossip. Can Lone Star make it? Larry then asks Jamey why fans should care about a new Dallas series. Will No Ordinary Family be as good as Luke hopes? Is The Middle better than Modern Family? The gang weighs in on the return of Glee for its second season, but will it suffer from a sophomore slump? Larry then puts Jamey on the spot and has him belt out several popular songs. Are we beginning to get Betty White fatigue? Was the Katy Perry and Elmo segment on Sesame Street inappropriate for children? Can Lindsay Lohan make a comeback or is she destined to be a “has been?”

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DC #578: So Long Oakdale

2010-09-21
Length: 1s

On this special episode of the Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Melodie, Mike and J Bernard discuss As the World Turns’ final week. They share their thoughts on how the show wrapped up and what they did and didn’t like. Unlike other soaps that ended their run at the bottom of the ratings heap, ATWT was in better shape than several other shows.

Jamey presents several of his Wishful Casting ideas for ATWT stars in need of another job, but should fans be worried if one ATWT actor pops up on one of their favorite shows?

The gang then discusses P&G’s decision to pull Another World, As the World Turns and Guiding Light classic content from the web.

As this special episode winds to a close the DC gang takes a trip down memory lane and recounts their favorite ATWT memories. All this and listener’s calls to the Daytime Confidential Hotline on today’s memorial episode for As the World Turns.

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DC #577: The End of the 'World' with Colleen Zenk

2010-09-18
Length: 59s

For 32 of As The World Turns' 54 years Daytime Confidential's Special Guest Colleen Zenk dazzled audiences as the insurmountable Barbara Ryan. Today Zenk joins Luke, Jamey, Mike, J. Bernard and Melodie to reflect on the passing of television's most popular soap opera of all time. Download this moving chat to hear from an insider's perspective what it was like during As The World Turns last few months. How does Zenk feel about the job ATWT's last show runner Chris Goutman and head writer Jean Passanante did in wrapping up this iconic serial? When did she feel the soap opera first began to lose its footing? Her answers may surprise you, not to mention provide a new perspective.

Zenk also discusses the many loves of Barbara's life—James, Gunnar, Hal, John and finally that rascal Henry Coleman, revealing moving, poignant and at times humorous details about what it was like to work with each of her leading men over the years. Who does she feel was the love of Barbara's life? You'll have to tune in to find out. Zenk also shares how the end of the "World" parallels what she's going through in her own life, following a battle with a deadly disease and divorce. Hear how this passionate oral cancer survivor plans to chart the next phase of her life. The world may have stopped turning on CBS, but something tells us, Colleen Zenk is headed for a whole new world.

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DC #576: A One-Two Punch

2010-09-13
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast 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:

Vincent Irizarry’s contract status at All My Children and the Who Killed David Hayward murder mystery that had David laid out on a morgue slab. Can’t get enough of JR and Annie? Well expect them in even more story, but with that comes more air time for Scott and Marissa. Jamey has a Wishful Casting replacement for Marissa that should make DC’s Mel happy. What is Asher up to and who is his father?

As the World Turns killed of Reid and gave his heart to Chris Hughes. Does this mean that Noah ends up winning Luke by default? John Dixon’s return to Oakdale and his ripping into Lucinda provided some wonderful scenes between Larry Bryggman and Elizabeth Hubbard. Will the DC gang be watching ATWT’s replacement The Talk when it premieres?

Owen delivers Bridget’s baby on The Bold and the Beautiful. Does anyone else think Jackie is headed for a breakdown and kidnapping storyline? Rick kissing Jackie came out of left field. Where is that plot point headed? The father/son story of Bill and Liam continues to be B&B’s best story as Scott Clifton and Don Diamont go toe-to-toe.

What is happening to Days of our Lives once delicious villain Vivian? Dena Higley has let it be known she’s writing DAYS, but its ratings are down. Where did her shiny ball go that had kept her occupied? Jennifer returns to Salem to facilitate Bo and Hope’s reunion.

General Hospital’s Brenda and Sonny finally reunite, but is Regan happy with how this storyline is playing out? All this talk of Brenda has given Sam and Carly a lot to worry and each is handling it differently. What will these two do when Brenda arrives back in Port Charles? Robin punches the psycho Lisa and lets Patrick know it isn’t about him, it’s about their daughter. Wouldn’t it have been nice if Anna or Robert had been the one to get Lucky to go under cover?

One Life to Live put out a casting call for Joey Buchanan. Luke suggests ATWT’s Eric Sheffer Stevens while Jamey thinks ATWT’s Michael Park is perfect for the role, especially if OLTL had been able to cast Jon Hensley as Kevin Buchanan. Will casting Joey fix Gina Tognoni’s storyline as Kelly Cramer? Jamey reveals what he’s been hearing about the Roger Howarth rumors.

Ronan shot Chance on The Young and the Restless, but is Chance really dead? Can soaps do crime mystery storylines well or she they focus on other things? Jamey’s beloved Villy got married, but Jillian and Luke weren’t feeling it. Luke suggests a Phyllis/Deacon/Nikki triangle would be smokin’ hot. Is Y&R really implying with Nikki’s storyline that the only way a woman can take on Victor is if she is drunk?

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DC #575: Amelia Earhart

2010-09-01
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Belinda 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 headlines, including:

Luke and Belinda think All My Children’s Annie choice of Scott over JR was a huge mistake. Who would have believed the day would come we’d wish Zach eating Pine Valley alive like he used too? Trent Garrett makes his debut as Asher.

As the World Turns fan favorite John Dixon returns to Oakdale just in time to help Chris Hughes. It looks as if Luke isn’t going to have to make a choice between Reid and Noah after Reid gets hit by a train. Henry and Barbara finally say “I Do.”

The Bold and the Beautiful pulled a fast one and now Bill Spencer is going to be Liam’s father. Thomas defends Brooke to the Forrester family. Should Brooke and Thomas get it on after 90210 alum Adam Gregory makes his debut?

After month and months of waiting Days of our Lives’ Sami finally finds out the truth about what EJ did. The mystery surrounding Chloe’s baby isn’t who the daddy is, but who changed the paternity tests. Vivian tries to pull off another buried alive plot, but should DAYS be finding something better for her to do?

The DC gang goes in-depth on Brenda’s return to General Hospital. Has it been well executed or is GH in danger of ruining the return of one of its biggest stars? Robin finds out that Patrick cheated on her and gives Kimberly McCullough an opportunity to deliver a fantastic performance. Do shootouts really make Jason and Sam horny?

Clint destroys David and Dorian’s wedding on One Life to Live. Should David and Dorian fans have been left hanging or should they have given a hint of hope by having Dorian find a clue that sends her on the hunt to find Dorian? OLTL needs to play up its Blair/Todd/Tea triangle and figure out a way to give Viki and Dorian more scenes together. Everybody and their detective close in on Elijah. Should OLTL sign Lindsay Hartley on as Kimberly?

Jamey and Jillian weigh in on The Young and the Restless’ Kristoff St. John and Darius McCrary’s visit to the Foxxhole with Jamie Foxx on Sirius radio and the explosive turn it took after former Y&R star Victoria Rowell called in. The sisterly feud between Jill and Lauren is heating up. Victor pulls a fast one on Adam.

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DC #574: Performer of the Week

2010-08-30
Length: 14s

On today's Performer of the Week Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jamey and Jillian choose the actors and actresses they believe did an outstading job and debate their honorable and dishonorable mentions!

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DC #573: Spam vs. Steak: Luke, Jamey and Jillian Return to The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2010-08-27
Length: 1s

The Daytime Confidential/Pop Confidential peeps made their way back to The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick on Friday, Aug. 27, and man, woman, child was it a crazy time!

In between listening to the golden oldies Larry Flick and his partner-in-snark Keith Price spin on Flashback Fridays, Luke, Jamey and Jillian fielded questions about all the biggest stories happening in soaps and the rest of pop culture.

Which soap does Larry feel should have gotten the axe before As The World Turns? The answer makes the DC/PC peeps come out swinging! Has The Bold and the Beautiful really improved—as Jamey, Jillian and Luke maintain— or are they just so used to eating spam, they don't recognize steak anymore? What about the heavily-hyped return of "The Goddess" aka Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo to General Hospital. Is the slow build working, or are soap fans' attention spans simply too fried, dyed and laid to the side for dragging out a reveal these days?

In the second hour (That's right peeps, The Little Podcasters Who Could, got TWO HOURS on Sirius Radio!) Larry and Keith pick the DC/PC'ers brains about Lindsay Lohan's latest comeback possibilities, this weekend's Primetime Emmy Awards and Larry reveals he loves it when Jamey bursts out into song on podcasts. Doesn't everyone? After you listen, be sure to sign up for a free trial subscription to Sirius so you can sample this insanely funny morning show for a month! You can also follow Larry and Keith on Twitter. Take it from us, you won't be sorry!

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DC #572: Podcast on a Hot Tin Roof: Christian LeBlanc Interview

2010-08-26
Length: 1s

In what may be the wildest Daytime Confidential podcast episode since, well Michael Muhney (sidenote: What IS in the water in Genoa City?), Luke and Jamey welcome Christian LeBlanc aka bad boy-turned barrister Michael Baldwin from The Young and the Restless, who this Saturday night, August 28, 2010, will be hosting the hottest sketch comedy show in Los Angeles—ACME Saturday Night at the ACME Comedy Theatre (located at 135 N. La Brea Avenue in Hollywood).

Honey chile, the spirits of Tennessee Williams, Faulkner and Margaret Mitchell were all circling the roof of the "DC Studios", as Luke tried to keep up with two bad ol' boys from the South! When Jamey and Christian weren't cuttin' up, talking in affected, over-the-top Southern accents about sketch comedy, the theatre, the fine art of Southern fried put downs and sugar tits, Christian managed to reveal which of his 3,745 Daytime Emmys means the most to him. He also waxed poetic about the art of transforming a dastardly soap villain into a beloved hero. But does he miss "Evil Michael"? His answer may surprise you.

LeBlanc also talks about what it's like working with several of his lovely leading ladies, Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Michelle "The Staff" Stafford (Phyllis) and Lauralee Bell, who recently reprised the role of Michael's one-time stalking victim Christine "Cricket" Blair Grainger Romalotti Williams. He also discussed his thoughts on the Sarah Smythe storyline and Michael and Lauren's current scenes opposite the newly-christened Jill Fenmore (Jess Walton).

Is he excited about former As The World Turns' leading lady Maura West coming to Genoa City as Michael's former co-conspirator Diane Jenkins? You'll have to download the podcast to find out. Speaking of World Turns, what are LeBlanc's thoughts on the soap where he got his start, coming to an end this September?

The New Orleans native— who still owns property there— also speaks to the amazing resilience of his people, who are continuing to rebuild the Crescent City after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina five years ago. This Podcast on a Hot Tin Roof will go down as one of the most insanely-soaptasic hours Luke and Jamey have ever attempted to host.

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DC #571: The Bay's Mary Beth Evans and Gregori J Martin

2010-08-23
Length: 37s

Soap superstar Mary Beth Evans may just be the hardest working woman in daytime. On the heels of recently reprising the role of Sierra on As The World Turns, one last time, Evans is set to return to her breakout role as Days of Our Lives' beloved Kayla this fall, but that isn't the only thing she'll be doing as the leaves begin to fall. Evans is also starring in and producing one of the most highly anticipated web soaps ever—The Bay.

On today's episode of Daytime Confidential, Luke and Jamey talk with Evans and Gregori J. Martin, the prolific creator of The Bay. The enterprising duo provide a sneak peak of The Bay's dysfunction-yet-delicious core family, the Garretts, headed by socialite Sara Garrett (Evans). Evans reveals how Martin's intricately-woven back story for the characters he created hooked her on The Bay's mythology, and caused her to decide to sign on with the project.

Lifelong soap fan Martin, who got his career start working in production for Another World, reveals which soap supercouples inspired and informed him in creating The Bay. Hint: One Life to Live fans just might want to tune in when The Bay premieres in five weeks!

Evans also discusses in depth her storied career in daytime. From syndicated soap Rituals, to DAYS, World Turns and General Hospital, she's created memorable varied characters fans have adored. Can she do it again with Sara Garrett? After listening to this episode, we bet you'll come away hoping The Bay is as big a hit as the DC crew predicts it will be!

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DC #570: Top 5 Returns

2010-08-19
Length: 43s

On today's Daytime Confidential Top 5 episode Luke, Jillian, Melodie and Belinda count down their Top 5 Returns to soaps. Whether a soap character's return is shocking, long awaited, tear inducing or periodic they often bring with them great scenes and storylines. What are your Top 5 Returns?

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DC #569: The Great Mangina

2010-08-09
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Belinda 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:

Alicia Minshew returns to All My Children this week as Kendall, but why do they insist on using Kendall to pimp a couple AMC fans loathe like Ryan and Greenlee? Amidst a terrible storyline Debbi Morgan has been delivering standout performances. Belinda weighs in on the new dynamic at Chandler mansion. Is it even worth it to keep Scott Chandler in the mix?

The Young and the Restless signs As the World Turns star Maura West to play the role of Diane Jenkins. Molly calls off her wedding to Holden. Lucinda’s master-plan of revenge against Craig is falling into place.

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Hope is beginning to spin out of control as she grapples with what her mother and boyfriend did. Taylor, Stephanie and Steffy rip into Brooke. What will Steffy do now that Taylor has given her share of Forrester?

Days of our Lives ratings continue to sag, but what can they do to get back on track? Is their front burner Nighttime Hope storyline to blame or do they need to pick up the pace? Luke believes there is a lack of intensity to DAYS storylines and that they don’t give fans a reason to be invested. After lasting way to long, but the Nighttime Hope storyline is beginning to wind down.

General Hospital’s Brenda returns to Port Charles this week. Will her return be everything the network hopes or could her return kick off with a bang and then fizzle? Belinda doesn’t think Brenda is the end all be all. Claire started out as such a good character, but now she’s fallen for Sonny’s charms. Could Claire end up sidelined like Kate Howard or Hannah?

Todd and Tea’s wedding was great on One Life to Live, but was the picture of Roger Howarth foreshadowing something? If it wasn’t, should it be? Jamey believes that Howarth’s return is one of the few things OLTL could do to get a sustained ratings boost. The Elijah mess just keeps getting worse and worse. Why can’t Blaire catch a break when it comes to men? OLTL says goodbye to Evangeline.

The DC gang digs into Maura West news. Is the role of Diane Jenkins the right one for West or is The Young and the Restless playing fast and loose with Diane’s age? Jill betrays Billy yet again. Who won’t she betray to get what she wants? Should Lauren be in jail for pushing Jill into the grave? Phyllis and Nick’s marriage is crumbling, but Michelle Stafford is delivering great performances. Did Phyllis revert back to her old self after getting a haircut?

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DC #568: Michael Muhney Interview

2010-08-06
Length: 1s

Fasten your seat belts Daytime Confidential listeners. You're about to download one of our wildest podcasts ever! The Young and Restless game changer, Michael Muhney drops by to chat will Luke, Jamey and Jillian about what it was like to takeover one of the most controversial and complex roles in recent daytime history, VIctor Adam Newman, Jr.

The veteran of primetime's cult hit Veronica Mars reveals what made him go out for a part on a soap in the first place, when so many actors see daytime as a "stepping stone". Muhney shares how any initial reservations were quickly snuffed out after a few days of working with such enormous talents as Eric Braeden, Eileen Davidson, Peter Bergman and others.

He also spills the tea about what he believes makes Adam tick, citing Shakespearean themes and psychological underpinnings that has the DC crew wishing Muhney were not only starring in a soap, but helping to write his storyline!

Muhney also gets real about the contract issues that almost led to his saying goodbye to Y&R and Adam for good. What led him to stick with the role? You'll have to tune in to hear him tell it in his own words, that is when he isn't matching the gang snark for snark and Jamey, impersonation for impersonation.

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DC #567: Puddin Pop

2010-08-03
Length: 52s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Regan and Jillian 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:

Angie and Jesse’s What If episode opposite of One Life to Live’s Starr Manning. Doesn’t Angie’s pregnancy and illness storyline remind us of Reva Shane’s on Guiding Light? Is Stephanie Gatschet starting to act again?

The Paley Center says goodbye to As the World Turns. Holden and Molly’s celebrate their engagement, but should Holden and Lily be together in the end?

The fallout from Steffy’s video continues as Steffy tries to clear her name. Is Brad Bell back in the groove of things at The Bold and the Beautiful and are Hunter Tylo and Ronn Moss stepping up their game? Is there a connection between Liam and Bill?

Melissa Reeves returns to Days of our Lives as Jamey’s beloved Jennifer Rose. DAYS’ casts Robin Mattson opposite of Stacy Haiduk. Gabriela Rodriguez is a goner. Why should they recast the role when they could make Chad and Will a couple?

Jamey is going coco for cocoa puffs over Vanessa Marcil’s return to General Hospital. Sam and Jason share some nice scenes.

The world closes in on One Life to Live’s Elijah. Jamey argues for Blaire over Tea as the love of Todd’s life against Luke, Jillian and Mel. Todd testifies for Cole.

Sharon shoots Adam on The Young and the Restless. Y&R snags another guest star, Elinor Donahue. Jillian, Mel and Jamey discuss whether-or-not Sofia’s behavior is reflective of how African Americans act in a corporate environment.

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DC #566: DC Gang Visits The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

2010-08-02
Length: 1s

Tune in to today’s Daytime Confidential episode to hear Luke, Jamey, Regan and Jillian as they are interviewed by The Morning Jolt’s Larry Flick on Sirius Out Q 109/XM 98. Listen to the hilarious discussion as they cover everything from which of General Hospital’s Carly is the best, why Larry doesn’t watch The Young and the Restless, Frankie’s death on Another World, Luke’s relationship with All My Children to the state of soaps and more.

In the second hour as guests the fun continues as a lively discussion of Lindsay Lohan getting out of jail, the Mel Gibson tapes, the pros and cons of the different Real Housewives franchises, True Blood and Montana Fishburne’s sex tape ensues. Jillian’s mom Mrs. Bowe is also in studio and makes a surprising revelation about her daughter.

We know you’ll enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick.

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DC #565: Ilene Kristen Interview

2010-07-30
Length: 29s

On today's episode of Daytime Confidential, Luke and Jamey welcome back one of DC's favorite soap scene stealers, Ilene Kristen. The DC boys get to the bottom of why we haven't seen much of Kristen's hilariously-heartfelt character, Roxy Balsom of late on One Life to Live,

Were Roxy and Ilene casualties of ABC's decision to "Kish off" her screen partner Brett Claywell and later Roxy's newfound son Schuyler (Scott Clifton)? Roxy's other son, Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier) was recently searching for his biological father and her daughter Natalie (Melissa Archer) is currently dealing with a "Who's The Daddy?" pregnancy predicament, yet Roxy has strangely been missing from those stories. Kristen says she's as confused by that as we are. Luke and Jamey also get the skinny on Kristen being cast in the most anticipated web sudser since Venice, Gregori J. Martin's The Bay, and find out what else the amazingly-talented singer-actress has been up to.

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DC #564: The Franco Fiasco

2010-07-26
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jamey, Regan and Jillian dish about the latest 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:

Should Robin Christopher return to All My Children now that her time on General Hospital is wrapping up? JR, Annie and Adam are all battling for control of Chandler and Skye’s return might just up the intensity. Ryan suffers from an aneurysm and we’re led to believe once again that Greenlee is the love of Ryan’s life. Luke’s convinced that AMC is trying to make him hate Greenlee.

As the World Turns revealed their plans for the upcoming tribute to Helen Wagner. Lucinda is pleased when Sierra returns to Oakdale.

Scott Clifton made his debut on The Bold and the Beautiful. Steffy gets what’s coming to her after all her manipulations of Brooke and Oliver. Luke was surprised to discover how much he enjoyed Ridge accepting Brooke’s mistake for what it was and wanting to move past it. Jamey cannot believe B&B is wasting a major talent like Sarah Brown. She shouldn’t be on the back burner. She should be front and center.

Days of our Lives gives Lindsay Hartley the pink slip just when things were getting good. EJ and Arianna had great chemistry and showed potential. Jamey would like to see her end up on One Life to Live as Kim and have that character mix things up with Clint again. Night time hope tries to burn down the house around Bo. Will Ty Treadway coming to Salem entice Regan to tune in?

The Franco Fiasco is really screwing up General Hospital and is laughable. Bring on the Cassadine storyline that was sidelined for the first Franco stint and give us something that isn’t a joke. Unlike the Franco debacle the shootout at the hospital was gripping. The DC gang weighs in on the Drew Garrett rumors that surfaced online about him possibly going to The Young and the Restless.

One Life to Live casts Billy Warlock in the role of Ross Rayburn. Are both Jessica and Natalie’s babies Brody’s? Much like the Franco Fiasco on General Hospital the Bennett Thompson mess on OLTL just doesn’t make sense. Why did they have to turn a character with so much potential into a mustache twirler? Isn’t there a better way to give Robin Strasser and Erika Slezak a storyline?

Welcome to a very Brady The Young and the Restless as the No. 1 rated soap casts Susan Olsen in a drive-by role. Jillian weighs in on the debut of Malcolm’s fiancé Sofia and shares her first impression. Cricket knows Ronan’s secret, but will they keep it from Nina or will they tell her the truth?

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DC #563: Pay Cuts and Waivers

2010-07-19
Length: 44s

On today’s news-packed Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jamey, Regan and Jillian discuss the latest in soap opera headlines, including:

The story Daytime Confidential’s own Jamey broke about ABC asking the WGA for a waiver. What does this mean for the three ABC soaps and their writing teams? ABC is betting the house on Vanessa Marcil, but will she give them the ratings they need? How will All My Children and One Life to Live fans take having their show’s being pre-empted for a Brenda marathon? ABC moved All My Children to L.A. to reduce production costs, but has it worked? Find out what Jamey is hearing.

The Wrap published an interesting analysis of the daytime genre and in it revealed that media buyers prefer soaps to other daytime formats. Valerie Bertinelli’s talk show–in the running to replace As the World Turns–has reportedly failed to wow network executives.

The Young and the Restless’ Kristoff St. John clears up his status with the show. One Life to Live’s Tika Sumpter chooses to go on recurring and Mary Beth Evans returns to Days of our Lives.

The DC gang also hands out grades for the first three What If webisodes ABC published online. All this and much more on today’s show so stay tuned!

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DC #562: Stacy Haiduk Interview

2010-07-16
Length: 20s

On today’s episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Jillian are joined by former Young and Restless breakout star-turned Days of our Lives newcomer Stacy Haiduk.

In the interview, Haiduk talks about being let go from Y&R, being snubbed by the Daytime Emmys, trying to balance Patty’s insanity and with her humanity, whether-or-not Tracey Bregman’s doppelganger storyline undermined the Patty and Emily story, sharing scenes with Peter Bergman and Doug Davidson and what it was like to work with that leading man of leading men, Mr. Kitty.

We then discuss how Days of our Lives managed to snap Haiduk up, her Salem role as the Warden and Jamey tries to find out if her character might end up being Kristen Blake DiMera as he Wishfully Cast.

All this and more in this must-hear episode of Daytime Confidential.

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DC #561: I've Got You Babe

2010-07-12
Length: 1s

Daytime Confidential’s Luke, Regan and Jillian are back after the 4th of the July holiday with a expanded episode discussing the latest in storylines and news, including:

From Erica to the Chandlers, everyone wants a piece of All My Children’s Caleb. Who should Caleb be with, Erica or Krystal? Regan wants Jack and Krystal to be paired together.

Will and Gwen return to Oakdale to see Barbara, but she’s still missing after Henry and Vienna’s wedding. Would Colleen Zenk Pinter be a good candidate to play General Hospital’s Bobbie Spencer if GH doesn’t want to use Jackie Zeman? Should Katie be ashamed for betraying Henry the way she is?

Steffy pushes Brooke out of Forrester Creations on The Bold and the Beautiful, but why isn’t Stephanie more involved? The Jackie/Owen/Bridget triangle heats up as Nick pushes Bridget aside.

Days of our Lives’ Nicole has uncovered the truth about EJ’s involvement in the kidnapping, just as EJ and Sami’s relationship grows stronger. Philip finds out Chloe is pregnant.

Regan and Luke are enjoying Franco’s return more than his last run. Sonny almost blows up his daughter Kristina on General Hospital. Why is GH destroying Scrubs and Spixie? Are Matt and Maxie showing more promise?

One Life to Live’s actors shined this week, delivering many great performances. Dani finds out Tea is dying. Todd rescues Dani and Starr, but will he treat Dani’s boyfriend better than he did Cole? OLTL pulled off a shocker by making Easy E Bennett Thompson, but is it something fans want to see? Poor Blaire, why can’t she get a normal man for once?

Jillian weighs in on Jill and Lauren’s relationship on The Young and the Restless. Abby’s antics didn’t turn out quite like she’d hope, but the Abby and Nikki scenes were fantastic. Could Victor really beat up Billy Abbott? Jillian doesn’t think so. After everything they’ve been through Phyllis finally leaves Nick. Luke thinks Sharon should be with Adam and leave Nick by his lonesome.

Luke, Regan and Jillian also choose their performers of the week and honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #560: Super-Sized Emmy Reactions and State of Soaps Dish With Michael Logan

2010-06-30
Length: 2s

Join the Daytime Confidential crew in welcoming legendary TV Guide columnist Michael Logan for a Super-Sized episode of the DC podcast! Logan joins Luke, Jamey, Regan and Jillian for the first time to dish about the recent 37th Annual Daytime Emmys in Las Vegas. The gang leaves no golden lady unturned, discussing all of the major categories, plus the tributes!

Then Logan sticks around for a full-on State of Soaps Address with the DC crew. Everything from the awesomeness that is General Hospital, to why As The World Turns didn't deserved to be cancelled, One Life to Live and All My Children post the recent major overhauls, nostalgia fever at DAYS, B&B's latest pervy watercooler storyline and "How to Solve a Problem like Maria Arena Bell" at The Young and the Restless is covered. Trust us soap lovers, you will want to download this puppy quicker than a masked Brooke Logan leading a 20-year-old hottie outside so she can bang him against a wall!

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DC #559: Live From Daytime Emmy Weekend in Las Vegas

2010-06-27
Length: 1s

On today’s Daytime Confidential episode join Luke, Regan, J Bernard and Karen from Wubs.net as they are joined by Jamey Giddens reporting live from Daytime Emmy Weekend in Las Vegas.

Listen as he recounts encounters with the legendary Agnes Nixon, spending time in the Emmy Gift Suite with Days of our Lives’ Molly Burnett and Casey Deidreck. Find out who Jamey may or may not have married at an Elvis wedding chapel. Find out what Julie Pinson thinks of portraying characters that get in the middle of popular couples. Forget Brad and Angelina, can you guess which two actors–who portray an onscreen couple–got mobbed when they entered the room? Jamey was there when General Hospital alums Sean Kanan and Drew Garrett posed for AJ Quartermaine and Michael Corinthos photos. Jamey shares all this and much before weighing in on the Brandon Buddy Twitter story and Stacy Haiduk being snapped up by Days of our Lives.

After Jamey leaves to go in search of more scoop Luke, Regan J Bernard and Karen continue their discussion of Brandon Buddy and Stacy Haiduk. Luke believes Drew Garrett would make an excellent Cole recast if Buddy were ever to leave.

Days of our Lives laid Alice Horton to rest this week. Luke reads some Daytime Confidential reader’s comments and shares how the storyline reminded him of his great grandfather’s passing.

All My Children has cast Trent Garrett as Asher Pike, a love interest for Colby. Should Damon be worried now that he has competition or should AMC pursue a Damon and Liza romance?

Jeff Branson made his The Young and the Restless debut this past week and Luke spotted chemistry between him and Eden Riegel. Can Branson’s character help make Chance more interesting than he is?

Nick has found out about Bridget being pregnant with Owen’s baby on The Bold and the Beautiful and he isn’t taking it well. Will he be able to come around to Bridget, Jackie and Owen’s more “enlightened” family concept? Steffy has already figured out that Owen and Brooke had sex at Hope’s party, now all she has to do is prove it.

As the World Turns is winding down with its wrap party, its final taping and the last cast photo. Luke and Bernard discuss what they’d like to see happen in the remaining episodes.

General Hospital has cast Adrienne Barbeau as a character connected to Brenda. What is their connection to Franco and will Franco interact with more characters this time around? Regan enjoyed the scenes between Luke and his two sons Ethan and Lucky this past week. Karen weighs in on the immerging trend of fans loathing Lulu and Dante. Are these two suffering from the Sonny and Carly syndrome that permeated Port Charles in the 1990s?

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DC #558: Tunnel Vision

2010-06-23
Length: 39s


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DC #557: Performer of the Week

2010-06-21
Length: 12s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Regan and Jillian choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week and debate their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #556: Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats!

2010-06-17
Length: 49s

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie discuss the latest in soap opera news and storylines, including:

Guza’s dreams have come true. Vanessa Marcil is returning to General Hospital for the “foreseeable future” and Jamey is ecstatic. What will happen to all the Brenda Bots? Alice Horton is ailing on Days of our Lives and everyone is returning to Salem to pay their respects. Is the storyline being written well, or not? Christina Bennet Lind made her debut as Bianca on All My Children. Luke shares his first impressions of Lind in the role. The DC gang also discusses ABC’s What If web series. Luke loves the clips, but as Jamey points out ABC knows how to make a good promo. One Life to Live signs Sabine Singh as Wendy your neighborly hooker. What did Melodie think of David Vickers return to Llanview? Brad Bell pulled a fast one by having Brooke have sex with Oliver. Was it a hit or a miss and what happens for these two now? David Hasselhoff returned to Genoa City as Snapper on The Young and the Restless. We love that NutMeg is back on As the World Turns and nuttier than ever. Isn’t it great to have her back? James Franco should take over as head of the country’s unemployment office since he seems to be able to get everyone a job on General Hospital. His upcoming story arc will include an appearance by performance artist Kalup Linzy, who he helped get a role on the show.

All this and much more on today's show!

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DC #555: Hawaiian Luau

2010-06-08
Length: 49s

On today’s episode of Daytime Confidential 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:

Who should Annie be with on All My Children, JR or Scott? Luke is enjoying the fact he has three AMC couples he can root for.

Carly and Lucinda work together to stick it to Craig on As the World Turns. Holden rides to Molly’s rescue after she is attacked.

Did Brooke and Oliver have sex on The Bold and the Beautiful? If they did how will their actions impact their future. If they didn’t, was this the best red herring B&B’s given us in a while?

Victor and Vivian tied the knot on Days of our Lives. Jillian loves DAYS lately, but will the show be able to keep it up? EJ and Arianna have lots of chemistry, should they be given a chance to become a couple?

James Franco’s mother joins him when he returns to General Hospital. Was Michael raped while in prison on GH? Guza weighs in on his controversial storyline.

One Life to Live casts Ford’s brother and the DC gang speculates if there is a connection between Ford’s attack and his new family.

Lauralee Bell returns to The Young and the Restless as Cricket. Victor Newman and Jack Abbott go grave digging to uncover the truth about Adam on The Young and the Restless. Sharon ends up in the hospital after getting sprayed by a crop duster.

The DC gang also chooses their Performer of the Week, Honorable Mentions and Dishonorable Mentions.

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DC #554: SOAPnet's Demise and the Daytime Emmy Nominations

2010-06-03
Length: 1s

On today’s super-sized Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan react to Disney’s shocking decision to axe SOAPnet in favor of Disney Jr. What does this mean for the three ABC soaps and specifically One Life to Live? How will it impact Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless now that a revenue stream is drying up? Jamey reveals what multiple industry insiders are telling him about the true state of soaps and how much time the genre really has.

The DC gang then dives into all the 2010 Daytime Emmy Nominations and react to some of the–dare we say it–“shocking” omissions. Find out which actors they think did and didn’t deserve to be nominated and listen as they discuss the Outstanding Drama nominations.

Then it is off to General Hospital’s Pentonville to discuss whether or not Michael (Chad Duell) was actually raped and where this controversial storyline is headed. With the Sopranos off the air it seems Guza must be rewatching the entire series of Oz, but does he know his audience? ABC told One Life to Live fans that the reason Kish was scrapped was because it didn’t appeal to Middle America. Does Guza think that prison rape does?

Finally, Jamey has the latest on David Hasselhoff’s return to The Young and the Restless as Snapper and drops a juicy spoiler about how it will impact Jill (Jess Walton). Can you guess which Genoa City resident she’s related to? Find out in this episode of Daytime Confidential. All these hot topics AND your Daytime Confidential Hotline calls reacting to the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations in this mega episode.

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DC #553: Pop Confidential Preview Chat With If I Can Dream's Justin Gaston and Kara Killmer

2010-05-25
Length: 16s

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.

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DC #552: Stupid Plans that Blow Up

2010-05-24
Length: 1s

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.

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DC #551: Snubs and Lovers

2010-05-17
Length: 59s

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?


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DC #550: Top 5 Primetime Soap Couples

2010-05-11
Length: 44s

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?

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DC #549: An Inside Look at the 2010 Daytime Emmys with Jim Romanovich

2010-05-06
Length: 33s

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!…

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DC #548: Victoria Rowell Returns to Daytime Confidential

2010-05-04
Length: 57s

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!…

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DC #547: Shake Ya Tailfeather

2010-05-03
Length: 1s

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!…

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DC #546: Daytime Confidential Goes to Happy Town with Creator Josh Appelbaum

2010-04-28
Length: 16s

Daytime Confidential goes primetime for this special episode, featuring Josh Appelbaum, one of the creators of Happy Town, the spooky, primetime drama debuting tonight on ABC. Check your local listings. Download this episode to hear Appelbaum chat with Luke and Jamey about how his love for Twin Peaks informed the development of the kooky, fictional town of Haplin, Minnesota (where Happy Town is set), while explaining what sets his supernatural sudser apart from the classic, cult hit.

Find out what it's like to create a series with one of your childhood best friends, which is what Appelbaum does with pal and Happy Town co-creator Andre Nemec, and how the duo came to team up with Happy Town's other co-creator, uber producer Scott Rosenberg (High Fidelity, Gone in 60 Seconds). Appelbaum also gives Luke and Jamey a glimpse into the Happy Town cast, featuring veteran actor Sam Neil, Steven Weber (Wings, Brothers & Sisters) Geoff Stults (who starred in the trio's last ABC series October Road, as well as the long-running hit 7th Heaven), Lauren German and Ben Schnetzer, son of Another World alum Steven Schnetzer. Then the DC boys try to pry some scoopage out of Appelbaum concerning Mission Impossible IV, which the former Alias scribe has been tapped to write, alongside Nemec, based on a story treatment from JJ Abrams and Tom Cruise. Will Luke and Jamey be successful on their mission impossible? You'll have to tune in to find out!

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DC #545: ABC Snuggle Soft

2010-04-27
Length: 46s

On today’s ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Regan and Bernard discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

The Daytime Emmys return to network TV and will air on CBS from Las Vegas on June 27. Is this a bright spot for the industry or ironic, considering CBS cancelled As the World Turns in 2009. Regan, Benard and Luke share who they most hope will get a nomination when nominations are announced on May 12.

One Life to Live’s ratings hit an all-time low. Was this because of Kish’s departure or are other botched storylines causing fans to tune out? Marty loses her baby, but for some reason none of us care. Would developing a relationship between Natalie and Brody as their former loves drift father away save their respective storylines? How great would it be for Jessica to start getting her memories back, only to discover Natalie and Brody in bed? Tuc Watkins gets a contract with OLTL.

All My Children says goodbye to three of its most noted stars, James Mitchell’s Palmer Cortlandt, Julia Barr’s Brooke English and David Canary’s Adam Chandler. How will the Chandler family war for control turn out with their patriarch gone?

Vanessa Marcil is in talks with General Hospital, again. Should fans take a “believe when we see it” attitude? Chad Duell makes his Port Charles debut, but has all the steam been sucked out Sonny’s trial because of the recast?

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DC #544: CBS and DAYS Mess from M to the S

2010-04-27
Length: 50s

On today’s CBS and Days of our Lives Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and Restless storylines and news, including:

The Daytime Emmys return to a big three network as CBS announces they will air daytime’s biggest night on June 27. The DC gang discusses what this means for the industry and who would Jamey like to see host the show.

Les Moonves wants a piece of The View’s action and is developing a talk show starring his wife Julie Chen and actress Sarah Gilbert. Other rumored co-hosts include former Days of our Lives star and Soap Talk host Lisa Rinna and one of The Real Housewives of New York City. What does this mean for CBS’s remaining soaps and can it actually take on The View?

The Young and the Restless loses almost a half million viewers. How are the multiple doppelgangers, Adam’s presumed death and the other crazy storylines playing out on our screens impacting the No. 1 soap’s ratings?

Michelle Stafford tells TV Guide Canada she did a “spit take” in the now infamous scene between her Victoria Rowell.

Billy Warlock heads to As the World Turns, but are all these new characters just too much? Why aren’t we seeing more past characters and not so many newbies? Luke Snyder isn’t sure how to respond after Dr. Reid kisses him.

The Logan family blames Stephanie for Beth’s death on The Bold and the Beautiful, but shouldn’t the focus of this story be on Brooke and not Donna?

Days of our Lives’ Chloe and Philip hook up after they are led to believe their significant others are cheating on them. What is happening to Hope Brady? Is she reverting back to Princess Gina?

All this and much more on today’s show!…

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DC #543: CBS and DAYS Pumping Things Up

2010-04-21
Length: 38s

On today’s CBS and Days of our Lives Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Henry and Vienna celebrate their engagement on As the World Turns and Barbara can’t take Henry being with another woman. Paul isn’t happy to find out that Henry and Barbara have feelings for one another. Is Katie meddling too much? Does Simon need to return for Katie? It’s about time Carly tells Jack off.

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Beth belly flops into the great beyond, will the Logan sisters blame Stephanie for their mother’s death? Was Beth’s death everything we expected it to be? Did B&B botch the Alzheimer’s angle of the story?

Days of our Lives drops Taylor Spreitler from the role of Mia. Excitement builds for the return of so many fan favorites to Salem. DAYS is doing so much right lately and we’re surprised how good it’s getting. Nicole and Arianna face off over Brady. Stefano and EJ struggle for supremacy.

The Young and the Restless’ ratings skyrocket during its worst week in years. Tonya Lee Williams says Maria Arena Bell wants to “pump up” the black storyline. Is this version of Malcolm the one Bill Bell really wanted? Do you like Nikki Newman as a blonde or a brunette better? Are soaps really done, as P&G executive’s claim?…

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DC #542: ABC Dumbasses and Douchebags

2010-04-19
Length: 54s

On today’s ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live headlines and storylines, including:

Zach and Kendall are back together on All My Children, but not for long. Kate Collins returns to Pine Valley as Janet From Another Planet. Find out what Jamey thinks of JR and Annie. Regan shares the latest scoop on Palmer’s funeral and the returns of Daisy and Nina. You’ll never believe where All My Children writers are getting storyline inspiration.

Drew Garrett’s final General Hospital episode airs. Did GH make the right decision to recast Michael near the climax of its gripping story? Chad Duell debuts this week. Dante uses Morgan to get at Michael. Where will this leave Sonny and should GH keep Dante on the straight and narrow as a cop or should he go to the dark side and work for his father? Is GH wasting Bradley Cole in the abuse storyline the same way they wasted Martha Byrne last fall? Regan shares a rumor about Kiefer’s mother.

One Life to Live’s last Kish episode together airs. We loved their final scenes, but is it still worth fighting for diversity in soaps or should fans be looking for it in primetime? Does OLTL’s musical seem a bit inappropriate? Regan and Luke think so, but Jamey disagrees. Is OLTL cleaning house to make room for Thorsten Kaye to return?

Have soaps run their course, as P&G executives have said, or is there still hope for the genre?

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DC #541: Performer of the Week

2010-04-18
Length: 13s

On today's Performer of the Week Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week. They also debate their honorable and dishonorable mentions.…

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DC #540: CBS and DAYS Danger Dah-ling, Danger

2010-04-14
Length: 47s

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Jillian discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Julianne Moore returns to As the World Turns for its 54th anniversary. Craig's plot to steal from Parker is found out. Noah moves on as Reid and Luke get close. Vienna and Henry get engaged. Jillian goes off on the character of Katie.

Stephanie throws a tribute for Eric on The Bold and the Beautiful. Who is the father of Bridget's baby, Nick or Owen? Should Thorne and Aggie hook up?

Stefano finds out the truth about EJ's secret on Days of our Lives. DAYS was the best soap of the week and a joy to watch. Nicole causes problems for Arianna and Brady. Sami defends her man Rafe against the DA's accusations. Will tells Sami off!

The Young and the Restless throws a masquerade debacle. What has happened to Y&R and its storylines? Daisy and faux Lauren are awful. Is Adam dead or isn't he?

All this and much more on today's show!

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DC #539: Performer of the Week

2010-04-13
Length: 17s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Jillian choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week. They also debate their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #538: ABC Pulling a Fast One

2010-04-11
Length: 45s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Regan and Karen from Wubs.net discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

Alicia Minshew's Kendall returns to our TV screens and faces off with Greenlee. Does it make sense that Kendall didn't know Greenlee is alive? All My Children casts Michael Nouri as Erica's latest love interest. JR tries to take down Annie, but will he fall for his foe? Victor Alfieri debuts as a Fusion photographer. Natalia is boring Regan out her mind.

General Hospital's abuse storyline is beginning to move its focus towards Alexis and her killing Kiefer. Should GH have focused more on Kiefer before killing him off?  Spinelli and Jason are closing in on the truth about Alexis's secret. Morgan testifies in court. Karen shares her on Drew Garrett's firing and the new Michael. Maya fights for her own identity at General Hospital.

One Life to Live's Ilene Kristen has been doing amazing work and kept us tuning in. Roxy supports her son Schuyler. With Scott Clifton out at OLTL should he go back to General Hospital as Dillon?  The Kish storyline is almost over and there are so many more stories that could still be told. The Cole/Starr/Ford/Langston/Markko storyline is dragging on and is overshadowing OLTL's musical storyline featuring Danielle/Matthew/Destiny.

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DC #537: Kodak's Jeff Hayzlett Previews 2nd Annual Streamys

2010-04-09
Length: 12s

It's that time of the year again web series fans. That's right the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards are being held this Sunday, April 11 in Los Angeles, and some of our faves like The Bannen Way,Venice's Crystal Chappell and Buppies' Tatyana Ali are all up for awards!   On this webtastic episode of the Daytime Confidential Podcast, Luke and Jamey chat with one of the most influential movers and shakers in the fast-growing world of digital video production, Jeff Hayzlett, chief marketing officer for Kodak, which is serving for the second year in a row as the Official Imaging Sponsor of the Streamys.   The personable, cowboy corporate exec talks with the DC boys about why it's been so important for Kodak to be on the forefront of entertainment consumptions transition from analog to digital. He also reveals that once again he will be tweeting live from the Streamys telecast, as he did during the Oscars, and recalls how cool it was to learn that even the likes of Mr. Bean was following his tweets.   Hayzlett dishes about some of TV and the web's biggest stars like How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris and One Life to Live grad-turned Castle star Nathan Fillion, whose Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog proved a game changer for web TV last year, and also reveals he will be presenting the Streamy Award for Best Ensemble.   Hayzlett also previews Kodak's red hot digital video cameras, the Zi8 pocket camera and the Kodak Playsport, both of which are serving as the Official Digital Cameras for this year's Streamys. You'll definitely want to listen in as he shares how cameras like these are being used by budding, young creatives to make their own web soaps, comedies and talk shows. Can Hayzlett convince someone as technologically challenged as Jamey (who still uses an old-fashioned tape recorder on the red carpet) that the Zi8 is even easy enough for him to use? You'll have to listen to find out.   Be sure to log on to www.streamys.org to watch the live webcast this Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET. To follow Jeff Hayzlett on Twitter go here. For more information on the Streamys, check out Tubefilter.tv and NewTeeVee.com For more on Kodak's Zi8 pocket camera and Kodak's Playsport, visit the official Kodak website, and remember the revoultion will be webivised!…

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DC #536: Walt Willey Interview

2010-04-07
Length: 33s

Jackson Montgomery is back, and we've got him! On today's episode of the Daytime Confidential podcast, Luke and Jamey talk to All My Children veteran and all around nice guy Walt Willey, who recently reprised his signature role as Erica Kane's most enduring lover on the sudser.

This Friday, April 9 at 9 pm Willey will be appearing at SoCal's hottest spot for sketch comedy, ACME Comedy Theatre, where he will be hosting "Unscripted Hollywood Dream Role". Willey offers DC listeners a preview of his upcoming show, and gives his hilarious reaction to having witnessed the infamous Kato Kaelin hosting the show when he first visited ACME.

"He's held up good since the white van days," Willey quips.

Then the discussion shifts, of course, to what it's like for Willey to be back in Pine Valley— by way of Los Angeles instead of New York— and to be working again with the likes of Rebecca Budig, Vincent Irizarry, Julia Barr, and of course the unforgettable Susan Lucci. It's an interview Pine Valley lovers and comedy buffs alike won't wanna miss!

If you are in the SoCal area be sure to go see Walt Willey in ACME Comedy Theatre's "Unscripted Hollywood Dream Role" this Friday night at 9 pm. ACME Comedy Theatre is located at 135 N. La Brea Ave Hollywood, CA 90036. For everyone else, you can watch the show being streamed live at www.acmecomedy.com. We will also be posting a reminder with the link on the blog before the show.…

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DC #535: Top 5 Soap Stars Turned Primetime Stars

2010-04-05
Length: 40s

On today's Top 5 episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Regan and Melodie count down their Top 5 Soap Stars Turned Primetime Stars.…

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DC #534: CBS and DAYS Closing in on the Truth

2010-04-01
Length: 45s

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

As the World Turns' Bob and Kim celebrate 25 years. Reid goes to Luke for money. Molly's relationship with Holden is causing problems for Lily. Forget Vienna, Barbara and Henry need to be together.

The Bold and the Beautiful celebrates 23 years on air and the DC gang shares their favorite B&B moments. Whip pops the question to Taylor, but is she over Ridge. Aggie goes after Nick. B&B plans to shake up its couples this summer. Are Steffy and Hope ready to be arch rivals?

Judi Evans returns to Days of our Lives as Adrienne Kiriakis. Bo threatens Vivien to protect Carly. Arianna and Brady try to get married, but Nicole gets in the way after being pardoned. Rafe closes in on the truth about EJ's involvement in the kidnapping. Melanie fantasizes about Nathan.

Cane flees custody on The Young and the Restless. Adam and Patty are on to each other. Chance pops the question to Chloe. Billy and Victoria's romance continues to develop, but are we enjoying it?

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DC #533: ABC Whippersnapper

2010-03-31
Length: 59s

On today's ABC edition of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

All My Children's Tad deals with the discovery Damon is his son and Damon's acting out. What will Tad do with a son so much like him in his younger days? Amanda signs as the Fusion model. Black Randi and blonde Randi need to go. Blonde Randi hits on Ryan, but Jamey thinks AMC should bring back Laura as a love interest for Ryan. Taylor Miller and Gillian Spencer return to AMC as Nina and Daisy Cortlandt.

Regan reacts to Drew Garrett being let go from General Hospital. Where should Garrett go next? Find out which character Jamey believes All My Children should recast with Garrett. Luke and Sonny go head-to-head over Ethan and Kristina. More people believe Kristina is lying about Ethan being her attacker. Is Kristina's abuse storyline an accurate portrayal and is GH missing the mark or are they nailing this storyline?

Starr finds out Langston is cheating on Markko with Ford. Should Starr sleep with Ford too and create a Starr/Ford/Langston triangle? Alison Perkins kidnaps Sierra Mist. Danielle and Destiny compete to perform in Langston's musical. Should OLTL bring on a young male character to round out the Danielle/Matthew/Destiny dynamic? Rachel leaves Llanview.

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DC #532: Performer of the Week

2010-03-29
Length: 10s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe an outstanding job during the previous week and discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #531: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

2010-03-23
Length: 37s

On today’s special episode of Daytime Confidential Jamey and Jillian report from the Big Apple where they attended the ABC & SOAPnet Salute Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS event on March 19. Hear them as they talk about the fantastic performances by some of your favorite ABC soap stars.

Find out who they interviewed, who they hung out with and who brought down the house. Luke, Jamey and Jillian discuss General Hospital’s decision to let Drew Garrett go and replace him with Wizards of Waverly Place star Chad Duell.

Also, be sure to check out Jamey as a guest on We Love Soaps TV.

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DC #530: Performer of the Week

2010-03-23
Length: 27s

On today's Performer of the Week episode Luke, Melodie and J Bernard choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week and discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

This week they also discuss the news Days of our Lives has been renewed for another year.

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DC #529: CBS and DAYS Play that Beat

2010-03-19
Length: 46s

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives podcast Luke, Jillian and Mike discuss storylines and news for As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young the Restless, including:

Daniel Cosgrove debuts as Chris Hughes on As the World Turns. Vienna returns to Oakdale and causes problems for Henry and Barbara. Does Dr. Reid treat Luke so badly because he's actually attracted to him?

Steffy targets Bridgett in her strategy to throw Brooke out of Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. Should Owen and Oliver try to bring Steffy down? The fallout from Owen and Bridgett's having sex continues.

Arianne Zucker returns to Days of our Lives as Nicole. Nicole realizes Anna is the one who took her baby. Melanie finds out Daniel is her father. Rafe hunts for the truth. Brady and Arianne get engaged.

Adam's crimes and deceptions are revealed on The Young and the Restless. What will everyone do now that they know what he's done? Who is after Chance and do we care? Daisy ups the ante with Lauren.

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DC #528: Brett Claywell Interview

2010-03-17
Length: 18s

In his first podcast interview since being kished to the curb. One Life to Live's Brett Claywell talks with Daytime Confidential.com's Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe on the heels of his shocking firing. The talented and passionate young actor, who moved across country to assume the role of Schuyler Joplin, only to cede that role to Scott Clifton, before being cast as nefarious lab tech-turned-gay med student Kyle Lewis, talks about what it was like to find out from OLTL show runner Frank Valentini that he was being let go from the series.

Hear Claywell in his own words as he shares his thoughts on the powerful work he and leading man Scott Evans (Oliver Fish) accomplished, and why he doesn't want to let any of the negativity surrounding their exits take away from a story he says will stay with him for the rest of his life. Claywell also addresses the myriad of allegations lobbied against him and Evans in the media. Does he feel they are to blame for OLTL's viewer erosion? What about their rumored misbehavior on set? Claywell addresses it all. He also talks about if we will ever see him reunite with Evans in a movie or web series, ala Guiding Light's Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia, who now star opposite each other in Venice. This is the podcast interview every Kish fan has been dying to download.  

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DC #527: OLTL's Kish-tastrophy

2010-03-17
Length: 1s

On today's special episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan weigh in on One Life to Live's shocking dismissal of Brett Claywell and Scott Evans and the end of the soap's popular, groundbreaking Kish love story.

From the quote about Kish not resonating "with the mainstream audience" that has outraged so many fans, to the multiple storylines that have contributed to OLTL's low ratings, DC digs into all the latest in this continuing saga.

The DG gang explores why OLTL seems to be cleaning house of its minority stars and young talent which has afforded the ratings-challenged sudser such critical acclaim. We pose the question, what has ahppened to the diversity Agnes Nixon created this show to reflect? 

We also ponder, should Brett and Scott return if ABC offers? Do TPTB really think they are giving the majority of the fans what they want, while destroying the show in the process?Jamey wonders, will the move to oust Kish be Frank Valentini's Maureen Bauer moment? What, if anything, can OLTL do to turn things around in Llanview?

No other topic since Daytime Confidential.com's inception, from Guiding Light's cancellation to Victoria Rowell's shocking tell-all interview, has received such a vocal response from Daytime Confidential readers and listeners. More podcast fans have called in to our hotline about OLTL's Kish-trastropy than about the firings of Drake Hogestyn, Deidre Hall, Mary Beth Evans and Stephen Nichols at Days of our Lives. Listen to fans voice their opinions about the controversy at the end of the episode. This is truly an episode Llanview lovers won't wanna miss.

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DC #526: Performer of the Week

2010-03-15
Length: 14s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian and Mike choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week and discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #525: ABC Camelot

2010-03-10
Length: 1s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

Jamey's Blind Item news that former All My Children star Eden Riegel is going to The Young and the Restless. What does this mean for both soaps? AMC has said it wants to recast the role of Bianca, but should it when other roles need to be recast? Jamey outlines what AMC fans can expect if they tune in to Y&R to see Riegel. Is Annie return to crazy land a good twist or a desperate move? Should the role of Scott be recast so that AMC can play up the Camelot angle?

Regan has a major problem with One Life to Live's Ford and how he's turned Langston into a panty dropper. Is he smarmy or is he a classic soap character? Has ABC and One Life to Live turned Scott Evans into a star Y&R should snap up? What can be done with Marty? Should she be moved back into Todd's orbit or should Clint and Marty fall for each other? Who should get custody of Sierra Mist? The DC gang reacts to Jessica reverting to 17 again. Did anyone care Melinda died?

Johnny takes on the Corinthos organization to try and make Sonny pay on General Hospital. Jamey believes GH needs to tell fans what illegal products Sonny and Jason are trafficking in. Claiming it's Cuban cigars isn't cutting it. Does Elizabeth have to many children? Patrick confronts Sonny and calls him out. Luke is tired of Spinelli's small dog syndrome. Give Spinelli and Maxie a better storyline. Helena manipulates the paternity tests.

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DC #524: CBS and DAYS Jekyll and Hyde

2010-03-09
Length: 51s

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Mike and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

As the World Turns' Carly and Jack are finally together, if only for a short time. Janet gets knocked up, but is the baby Dusty or Jack's? Damian "returns from the dead" and manipulates Faith.

Owen and Bridget hit the sheets on The Bold and the Beautiful. What will happen to Brooke now that she isn't an owner of Forrester and how should she get back in the mix?

EJ surprises Sami and Rafe by showing up with Sydney at the pub. Daniel finds out he is Melanie's father. John Callahaun returns to Salem.

The Young and the Restless recasts the role of Heather with Eden Riegel. What will this mean for the character of Heather and who will she be paired with? Marcy Rylan joins Y&R as Abby Carlton. Everyone closes in on Adam.

All this and much more on today's show.

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DC #523: Performer of the Week

2010-03-07
Length: 21s

On today's Performer of the Week Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jillian, Mike and Melodie discuss the actors and actresses they believe did an outstanding job and debate their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #522: 2010 Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations

2010-03-01
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie dig into the 2010 Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations and discuss who deserves the pre-nominations, who is missing and who has a chance of winning of Emmy.

All this and more on today's show!

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DC #521: CBS and DAYS Getting out of Dodge

2010-02-24
Length: 47s

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Meldoie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Mick holds Oakdale citizens hostage at Alison and Casey's wedding on As the World Turns. Carly spots Dusty and Janet kissing. What will she do with the information? Lily and Luke suspect Holden, but will they be able to figure out what is going on?

Steffy bests Dollar Bill on The Bold and the Beautiful. Does how she got the company back make sense? Now that Steffy has gotten her families company back where does that leave Brooke and Donna? Bridget and Aggie's feud gets nastier as Bridget rips into Aggie. 

Days of our Lives hits No. 2 in the ratings. Carly shoots Melanie after her wedding to Philip. Vivian's manipulations get her in trouble with Victor. EJ makes Sami think Sydney is dead. Should Justin and Hope be a couple?

Phyllis and Ashley get closer to the truth about Adam on The Young and the Restless. Jana's kidnapped by Ryder and Daisy and is held hostage. Malcolm photographs Lily. What has happend to Sharon?

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DC #520: From the Cutting Room Floor

2010-02-23
Length: 3s

As opinionated as the Daytime Confidential gang may be, not everything we record makes it out of the of the editing room and into our finished episodes. Check out this segment from our last ABC episode.

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DC #519: ABC Call Me Mr. Flintstone

2010-02-22
Length: 1s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Regan and Jillian discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

The fallout from Greenlee's return and almost wedding to David continues. Ryan kidnaps Greenlee as Erica holds David hostage. JR wants to make Marissa Little A's legal guardian if he dies. Luke believes All My Children needs to keep recasting Colby until they get the character right and makes a suggestion for who should fill the role. Jamey says Hayley needs to be recast. Luke suggests Maura West. Imagine the Chandler family with Jacob Young as JR, Robin Chrisopher as Skye, Maura West as Hayley, Marcy Rylan as Colby and Melissa Claire Egan as the evil stepmother Mrs. Chandler.

Robin Christopher returns to General Hospital as Skye, but should she be in Port Charles or Pine Valley? General Hospital's new opening credits debut on Tuesday. GH seems to be using Sonny's kids to rationalize his behavior. Morgan tries to convince Dante to quit being a cop and go to work for Sonny while Carly wants Dante to lie under oath. Regan reacts to the Valentine's episode. Was it what she'd hoped for. Who is the father of Elizabeth's baby? Is it Lucky or Nikolas?

Amanda Setton quits One Life to Live. Luke wants Kim and Clint to sleep together at least once before she leaves so that there is hope for a Buchanan baby if she were to return. Jillian attends OLTL's new studio event and shares stories from the gathering including interactions with Farah Fath, Florencia Lozano, Brett Claywell, Kassie DePaiva, Kelley Missal, Trevor St. John, Scott Clifton, Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini.The DC gang discusses onscreen storylines as well. Jessica's brains are fried like a scrambled egg and she doesn't remember Brody, Natalie or her daughter. Stacy Morasco drowns, but is there a possibility she might return? Kelly, Bitchy Bangs and David were hilarious in Paris, France.

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DC #518: Performer of the Week

2010-02-22
Length: 33s

On today's Performer of the Week episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week and discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #517: ABC Big Game Cougar Hunting

2010-02-19
Length: 52s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Regan and J Bernard discuss All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

Agnes Nixon confirms David Canary's depature from All My Children. What role will Brooke's return play in that storyline. Greenlee and David's wedding is stopped. What needs to be done with the character of Marissa? Erica and Ryan's relationship appears to have ended abruptly now that Jackson is back in town.

Lindze Letherman returns to General Hospital. Bradley Cole is cast as Keifer's abusive father. How abusive with Keifer get with Kristina? GH is beefing up the Quartermaine mansion by casting Annie Ilonzeh as Maya Ward. Countdown to GH's new opening.

Gina Tognoni returns as Kelly Cramer and the DC gang share their reaction. Is this the Kelly we remember or has she been "Dinahized?" Bitch Bangs is back, but should Adrianna return to town for good? Stacy gives birth and Rex finds out the truth about the baby. Was how he treated Stacy just as bad as how she's treated him? Gigi goes for help and ends up on thin ice.

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DC #516: CBS and DAYS Make it Pop

2010-02-17
Length: 47s

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Mike and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Mick's identity revealed on As the World Turns. This story is just Another World's Lumina storyline, but worse. Meg and Molly share a moment. Jack and Carly edge closer together.  Are there a lot of characters that need to go? Holden brought it back down to earth for Luke.

Bridget calls out Aggie on The Bold and the Beautiful, but is she going to far? Would Ridge really be so upset that he'd do the things he's doing now? Steffy zeroes in on Bill, trying to seduce him.

Is Carly on Days of our Lives the new Sonny? Are DAYS' storylines just being slung together? Philip and Melanie gets married as Vivian tries to kill Melanie. EJ plots new forms of revenge against Sami. Jamey shares his thoughts on the passing of Frances Reid.

Patty gets the upper hand on Emily on The Young and the Restless. Who knew you could dye someone's hair so fast? Things are closing in on Adam. Will he finally get what he deserves? Should Billy and Victoria be paired together? Maria and Paul talk about their recent castings. What has happened to Lily's head and her hats?

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DC #515: Performer of the Week

2010-02-16
Length: 28s

On today's Performer of the Week episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Melodie and Mike choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week. They also discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #514: ABC Foreseeing Trouble

2010-02-11
Length: 53s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke and Regan are joined by Karen from Wubs.net to discuss the All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

All My Children goes HD. How have stars like Susan Lucci faired? The new Wild Wind doesn't look like the one we remember. Opal forsees trouble for Pine Valley's citizens. Jackson returns to and confronts Erica. Bitchy Greenlee is back and let's hope she sticks around and that she stays with David.

General Hospital puts Scott Reeves on contract. Dante, Dante, Dante is all Regan can say about GH. Michael and Jax go up against each other. Helena Cassadine returns to Port Charles. Would Steven Webber and Matt Hunter make a good gay couple? Days of our Lives casts Stuart Damon.

Stacy is kidnapped by Mitch on One Life to Live. What will happen to Stacy and the baby? Brody rescues Jessica just in time to stop Mitch. Are Todd and Tea becoming boring? Karen loves Amanda Setton as Kim. Regan is enjoying the John, Natalie and Brody dynamic.

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DC #513: CBS and DAYS Schemes Unravel

2010-02-10
Length: 46s

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jillian, Mike and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Reid moves into Katie's house on As the World Turns. Holden goes after Damian. Jack and Carly sizzle, but should ATWT reunite them now or wait until the final episode? Barbara blabs about Mick.

Hope is rescued by Agnes and Nick on The Bold and the Beautiful. Agnes faces her attacker. Bridget finds out the truth about Agnes and confronts Nick and Agnes.

Daytime mourns the loss of Days of our Lives star Frances Reid. The DC gang shares their memories of Alice and discuss how they'd like to best see her memorialized. Ciara cuts up Carly's clothes. Vivian plots to kill Melanie. Judi Evans returns to Salem and DAYS casts Stuart Damon.

Adam's schemes begin to unravel on The Young and the Restless. The Newmans scheme to Jabot. Daisy gets caught by Ryder. Phyllis rounds up a posse to go after Adam.

 

 

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DC #512: Performer of the Week

2010-02-08
Length: 24s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian, Mike and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week.

They also discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #511: CBS and DAYS Seeing Spirits

2010-02-04
Length: 46s

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives episode of the Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jillian and J Bernard discuss the latest in storylines and news, including:

Damian runs for the hills on As the World Turns after NutMeg escapes. Carly invites Liberty to work for her. Will this give us more Carly vs. Janet? What is up with Mick and his obsession with Alison and helping Emily get pregnant? Luke wants the story to be over with, but not everyone agrees.

Zach Conroy debuts on The Bold and the Beautiful. Conroy and Brown have great chemistry as siblings and there is a spark between Hope and Oliver. Steffy vs. Hope heats up at Forrester, but shouldn't the Logan girls be worried that Thomas might try and come after them like he did Rick in the past? What do you think of Whip and Taylor?

Vivan tells Victor she's seen Laurence on Days of our Lives and he warns her to stay away from Melanie. Carly comes close to telling Melanie the truth. Is there hope for Rafe and Sami or will EJ get in the way? Arianna discovers Anna and her connection to EJ, but will she figure it out? Suzanne Rogers continues to hit it out of the park.

Stephan Nichols debuts on The Young and the Restless as Tucker McCall. Jillian and Luke share their impressions, but differ on if his version of Tucker reminds them of his portrayal of Stefan Cassadine on General Hospital. Victor goes after Adam, but is it all just a giant plot? Ashley starts to remember things.

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DC #510: ABC Orgasmatron

2010-02-02
Length: 1s

On today's ABC Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jamey and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

Greenlee is about to catch Ryan and Erica on All My Children. AMC needs to quit with the misleading promos. Ryan isn't Greenlee's true love and Greenlee isn't Ryan's. Leo is Greenlee's true love and Gillian is Ryan's. Should AMC bring back Esta TerBlanche as a Gillian look-a-like to be paired with Ryan? Will Brooke's Pine Valley return help put things right?

Jonathon Jackson delivered an amazing performance on General Hospital. Did he just lay claim to the Emmy? With Jackson back Tyler Christopher needs to step up his game. Elizabeth is being written out of character, but Sam fans must be estatic. Dominic Zamprogna were fantastic during Friday's episode and we can't wait to see how the story the Dante/Sonny story plays out. What will happen to Sonny now? General Hospital needs to update its opening ASAP, their old one is more and more embarrassing with each passing week.

Jamey has the perfect idea for a One Life to Live/General Hospital crossover. John McBain goes to Port Charles to hunt down a serial killer and while he's there runs into Sam so that Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco can re-unite onscreen. How do you solve a problem like Marty Saybrooke? Jamey has a suggestion that just might make the character interesting. Who is going to get custody of Stacy's baby if she dies? OLTL has needs to give poor Jessica a break. If she's re-paired with Cristian where does that leave Layla? Would Ford and Layla make a good couple or should the Ford/Langston/Marrko triangle keep going? Should Evangeline return to Llanview? When did Dorian become Snoop Dogg? The Starr and Danielle scenes were the best part of the previous week.

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DC #509: Performer of the Week

2010-02-01
Length: 37s

On today's Performer of the Week episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian and J. Bernard choose the actors and actresses they believe did an oustanding job during the previous week.


They also discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #508: Top 5 Soap Stars Turned Movie Stars

2010-01-25
Length: 32s

On today's Top 5 episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian, Mike and Melodie count down their Top 5 Soap Stars Turned Movie Stars. These are the actors and actresses who went on to bigger–but not necessarily better–things after appearing in daytime.

The DC gang also discusses current daytime stars they'd like to see make the jump to successful movie careers.

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DC #507: CBS and DAYS Hostile Takeover

2010-01-21
Length: 1s

On today's CBS and DAYS episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Mike and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Jack and Carly kiss on As the World Turns. Liberty is diagnosed with Leukemia. Katie wants to run away with Simon. NutMeg is busted. Mick takes Emily out with a flashlight.

New Hope debuts on The Bold and the Beautiful. What are the DC gang's first impressions? Katie plots revenge on Steffy. Is B&B becoming the Heather Tom show and not the Katherine Kelly Lang show?

Salem mourns the death of Mickey on Days of our Lives. Suzanne Rogers' performance is heartbreaking. Bo and Carly have sex. Carly and Hope fight. Melanie is Carly's daughter. Darin Brooks returns for a short stint.

Tucker takes over Chancellor on The Young and the Restless. Victor returns to find his sons fighting. Billy investigates Adam's Genoa City secrets.

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DC #506: ABC Stairway to Heaven

2010-01-20
Length: 50s

On today's ABC Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Regan and J Bernard discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

The dastardly doctor David Hayward's secrets are blown out of the water. Should All My Children test a Greenlee and David pairing? We don't expect much out of Fusion storylines any more, but Madison and Randi make it unwatchable. What in the world is going on with Colby? Rumors are swirling that David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski will be the next AMC head writers.

The destruction of Elizabeth Webber has Regan upset. Is the show rewriting history or just ignoring what happened to her? Rebecca Herbst is pregnant in real life. Should General Hospital write the pregnancy into the storyline? Luke thinks they should and shares a theory why. Regan isn't so sure. She doesn't want a "Whose the Daddy" storyline to distract from Lucky's impending downward spiral storyline.

Danielle finds out that Todd is her father on One Life to Live. David Vickers and Kim go toe-to-toe. Erika Slezak takes a break from OLTL to have surgery.  The Markko, Langston and Ford story continues to build. Blair and Elijah have sex.  Schuyler and Rachel become roomates. 

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DC #505 Performer of the Week

2010-01-18
Length: 28s

On today's Performer of the Week episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Mike and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week and discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

Find out what picks pit Jamey and Melodie against each other and had Luke, Jillian and Mike ducking for cover!

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DC #504: CBS and DAYS Captain Save a Ho

2010-01-14
Length: 54s

On today's CBS and DAYS episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian, Mike and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restlessstorylines and news, including:

Jack and Carly move closer to one another on As the World Turns as Sage tries to re-pair them. Sage's dance has everyone in stitches. Janet and Dusty have sex. Parker and Liberty get lost in the woods.NutMeg threatens Damien. Holden and Molly hook up.

We enjoyed The Bold and the Beautiful more last week than we have in a long time. Katie finds out about her sister's betrayal. TheForresters' attempt to get their company back fails. Steffy leaves Bill hanging. Nick and Sandy push for justice.

Carly confesses the truth to Vivian on Days of our Lives. EJ is revealed to be behind the kidnapping and manipulates Sami. Is what he's doing to Sami make sense, considering how the writers have been playing up his reemerging feelings for her? Maggie discovers that Mickey has died.

Who is behind the attacks on The Young and the Restless' Chance? Kay and Jill meet Jo-Jo and regret it almost immediately. The fallout from Adam and Sharon's marriage continues.…

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DC #503: ABC Easy E

2010-01-13
Length: 1s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

All My Children celebrates its 40th anniversary with the return of many fan favorites. Ryan and Erica sleep together. Julia Barr returns to Pine Valley as Brooke English for an upcoming story arc.

The Franco story climaxes on General Hospital. Jason rushes to save Sam while Dante rushes to save Lulu. Was it worth everything it was touted to be? Shouldn't Franco have known that Jake is Jason's son? Wouldn't it have been a more epic Franco had kidnapped Robin, Jason's first love, Elizabeth the mother of his child and Sam his current love?

Jill shares the scoop from the One Life to Live Cramer Women event. She reveals Kassie DePaiva's response to the question of why Blair and Tea are fighting over Todd. Tea and Todd make love as Blair and Elijah had sex of biblical proportions and tore up his hotel room. The Cramer women bunk at Todd's house.

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DC #502: Performer of the Week

2010-01-11
Length: 24s

On today's Performer of the Week episode Luke, Jillian, Mike and Melodie choose the actors and actress who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week and discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

Jillian recounts the recent One Life to Live Cramer women event she attended and teases more details to come on this week's ABC podcast and on the blog.

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DC #501: Best and Worst of 2009

2010-01-05
Length: 1s

On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie take a look back at the highs and the lows of 2009. They hand out their awards for the ever poplar Biggest Ho Ho Ho, Most in Need of a Roll in the Hay, Most Overrated and Underrated Character, Be Careful What You Wish For, Dumbest and Smartest Character, Best Couple, Best Actor and Actress, Best and Worst Show, The Charity Rhamer Award for Excellence in Hair Modeling and the newly renamed Chuck Pratt Award for Special Achievement in Serial Drama Dismantling categories.

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DC #500: Best and Worst of the Decade

2010-01-04
Length: 1s

On today's episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Melodie and Mike take a look back at the past decade in soaps.

Daytime Confidential readers and listeners voted for best soap couple of the decade, lead soap actor and actress of the decade and supporting actor and actress of the decade and we have the top three results from each poll.

The DC gang make their picks the same categories, choose their soap of the decade and reveal the names of who they think are the worst soap actors of the decade.
 

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DC #499: The Craziest Things We've Done to Watch Soaps

2009-12-27
Length: 1s

Soap fans have been known to do some crazy things in order to watch their favorite soaps. On today's episode of Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Regan, Melodie and J Bernard admit the craziest things they've done in order to watch the soaps. You won't believe some of these stories!

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DC #498: Top 5 Holiday Hams

2009-12-21
Length: 37s

On today's Top 5 episode of the Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Mike and Melodie are counting down their Top 5 Holiday Hams. These are the actors who–whether it be in a good way or a bad way–ham it up on our screens.

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DC #497: Daytime Confidential Celebrates 500th Episode With Ron Carlivati

2009-12-17
Length: 31s

In honor of the Daytime Confidential podcast's 500th episode (okay,this is actually 497 but who's counting?), Luke and Jamey chat with One Live to Live head writer extraordinaire, Ron Carlivati. In his first podcast interview, the George Washington University graduate, who left a career in law to pursue his dreams of writing for his favorite soap opera, shares with Luke and Jamey how his then-employer, former attorney David Baldacci selling his first novel, Absolute Power, inspired Carlivati to move to New York and follow his true passion.

Carlivati talks in depth about what it was like to go from being Dorian (Robin Strasser) and Viki's (Erika Slezak) biggest fan, to creating their storylines day in and day out. He shares what it meant to him to see the first confrontation he ever penned for the legendary duo air on television.

Carlivati also reveals why it was so important for him to restore Llanview's rich history and how he managed to return the soap opera to the diverse landscape creator Agnes Nixon first envisioned over four decades ago.

The talented scribe also explains in great deal why he felt the payoff of having Todd Manning (Trevor St. John) romance his amnesiac, one-time rape victim Marty Saybrooke (Susan Haskell) made the controversial story worth it in the end. He also shared how it made him feel to see Haskell win her second Emmy earlier this year for the storyline's climax, and explains why he feels two smart, flawed women like Tea Delgado (Florencia Lozano) and Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva) are drawn to Todd.

Carlivati also talks about his love for great sitcoms growing up and how that influences his storytelling. He also provides Daytime Confidential listeners a sneak peek of what's next for his soap's top couples like Bo and Nora, Rex and Gigi and of course Kish. Will daytime's most realistically-drawn gay couple get a real love scene? You'll have to listen to this episode to find out. It's an interview you don't wanna miss!…

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DC #496: ABC Like A Virgin on Prom Night

2009-12-17
Length: 1s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Regan and Eye On Soaps' Belinda discuss the latest in All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital storylines and news, including:

All My Children says goodbye to New York City on The View. Adam is acquitted and Annie is scared that Adam might try to take her down on the stand. Belinda is warming up to Jamie Luner's Liza Colby.

Should General Hospital be renamed General Hospital: Dark Knight? Jason and Franco seem a lot like Batman and the Joker. Belinda will give Luke $50 if Franco kisses Jason. Jason ripped Michael a new one, calling him a bitch. Luke loved it, thinking it was about time. What did Regan and Belinda think of the scenes? Rebecca is run over by Nikolas and in the hospital starts spouting things about Elizabeth that Sam fans must love.

One Life to Live's ratings are down and Regan doesn't understand when it is the coolest of the soaps. Jamey thinks Kim and Neville story is hilarious. Belinda isn't a fan of Mitch Laurence or his return. Is Rex really Mitch's son or could it be someone else? Jamey thinks that Fish should be Todd's son.

All this and much more on today's show.

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DC #495: CBS and DAYS Playin Em Like Monopoly

2009-12-15
Length: 59s

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives Luke, Melodie and J Bernard discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Brad takes over Henry's body on As the World Turns. Caveman Jack Snyder returns when Jack catches Carly and Simon together. Damian frames NutMeg. Will Meg and Lily figure out what Damian's up to?

Katie fires Steffy on The Bold and the Beautiful for kissing Bill. Whip pursues Taylor and Luke is enjoying their scenes together. Nick tells Brooke about Sandy? How will Bridgett react when she finds out that Nick is talking to her mother and not her?

Days of our Lives' lets go of Dylan Patton and recasts the role of Will Horton. Sydney's kidnapper is revealed to be Anna DiMera. Days of our Lives loses 310,000 viewers in the ratings.

Jill and Tucker sleep together on The Young and the Restless. What are Tucker's plans for Chancellor? Phyllis goes to the dump to search for evidence clearing Daniel and everyone and their mother shows up, including Katherine Chancellor.

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DC #494: Performer of the Week

2009-12-13
Length: 33s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Melodie, Mike and J Bernard choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week and discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #493: CBS and DAYS How Far Will A Mother Go to Save Her Son?

2009-12-10
Length: 1s

On today’s CBS and Days of our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie discuss As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless storylines and news and dive into all the web series, including: Venice, Gotham, Buppies, Workshop, Imaginary Bitches and Wed-Locked.

Simon returns to Oakdale and reunites with Katie. Should As the World Turns bring Brad back from the dead to be with Katie or should she end up with Simon? Who is Damian stringing along, Lily or Meg? Luke can’t decide, but Jamey insists its Meg. Jamey is impressed with Jake Silbermann’s portrayal of a blind character and thinks that Van Hansis has stepped it up. Should Luke be more like Holden or Damian?

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Brooke finds out that Steffy kissed Bill. Is her meddling in Katie and Bill’s marriage making her more and more like Stephanie each day? Should Brooke blackmail Bill into giving back Forrester? What is Sandy hiding from Nick and Bridgett? Jillian has a theory. What can B&B do to get back to basics?

Nicole is knocked out and Sydney is stolen on Days of our Lives. Luke and Mel loved Vivian and Philip’s scenes together, but Jamey believes their dialogue doesn’t honor the show’s history. Should DAYS need someone to make sure that they aren’t rewriting history? Carly talks to her daughter, but is it Mia or Melanie? Should Austin Peck return to Salem or does Sami have to many men already?

Adam needs to pay. Nick discovers Sharon and Adam in bed together on The Young and the Restless. What should happen to Phyllis as that triangle heats up? What lengths should Phyllis go to save Daniel from prison? Jillian has a great idea. Tucker is trying to get in on the IPO and JT seems to know what is going on. Why would he do this to Katherine?

All this and much more on today’s show!…

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DC #492: Performer of the Week

2009-12-09
Length: 31s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week. They also debate their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

This is also the first Daytime Confidential episode since Jillian came out as a JaSam fan that Jamey and Jillian are on the same podcast. Find out what Jamey thinks of Jillian's revelation.

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DC #491: As the World Turns is Cancelled

2009-12-09
Length: 1s

On December 8th, 2009, less than three months after Guiding Light went off the air, CBS cancelled As the World Turns. Daytime Confidential’s Luke, Jamey, Mike, Jillian, Melodie and Bernard share their initial reactions to the saddening news and discuss the similarities between the cancellation of Guiding Light and As the World Turns. How should ATWT spend their remaining months? Do they need to cut out the dead weight and zero in on the stories fans want to see most? Should Martha Byrne return as Lily Snyder for time it has left? Will ATWT go for broke with Luke and Noah? Do Jack and Carly need to be reunited? Should ATWT let Roger Howarth out of his contract “for the greater good” so that he can return to One Life to Live and help it stay on the air? Where does ATWT's cancellation leave OLTL as the last New York soap? Is it the next to get cancelled or has Comcast’s purchase of NBC Universal put Days of our Lives in danger? What chance does OLTL have in its fight for survival? Why doesn’t it promote itself and its stars more? All My Children, General Hospital, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless stars appear on red carpets, entertainment TV shows and magazine articles all the time, but we rarely see the same for OLTL stars. Daytime Confidential readers and listeners share their reaction to ATWT's cancellation. This and much more on the state of the soap opera genre on today’s episode.…

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DC #490: Pine Valey Podcast Returns to DC

2009-12-07
Length: 1s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke and Jamey are joined by The Pine Valley Podcast's hilarious hosts Ashley Mendoza and Jordan Hudson.

In this super-sized ABC episode they discuss Chuck Pratt's firing and the impact Lorraine Broderick will have on the show. What is there left for her to work with? It has too many "dead behind the eyes" younger actors and not enough vets are making the move to L.A. Should AMC recast the role of Kendall Hart Slater? What do Ashley and Jordan think of Stuart's murder? Can All My Children pull of a General Hospital karaoke episode or would it end up being Dancing With the Stars dance lessons and stripper poles?

Speaking of General Hospital, Ashley believes there has been something missing from Franco's stint in Port Charles and Jamey agrees. Franco couldn't pull in ratings for General Hospital, but the Spixie non wedding did. That has to mean something doesn't it?

One Life to Live has been on fire with mid week cliffhangers and Mitch Laurence's return to torment Llanview. How could AMC's move to L.A. impact OLTL's production team?

Has SOAPnet become the Lifetime channel knockoff with its reruns and original programming? Could soaps survive if they had a channel actually dedicated to them and encouraging their development?

Crystal Chappell's new web series Venice has premiered and Jordan shares his reaction to the anticipated series.

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DC #489: Top 5 Dysfunctional Families

2009-12-02
Length: 50s

The holidays bring out the dysfunction in our favorite TV and film families. On today's Top 5 episode of the Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jillian, Mike and Melodie are counting down their Top 5 Dysfunctional Families in soaps.

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DC #488: Top 5 Things We're Thankful For in 2009

2009-11-24
Length: 58s

On today's Top 5 episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian, Regan and Melodie count down the Top 5 things they're thankful for in 2009.

So much took place in the world of soaps during 2009 that there is a lot to choose from. Jillian reveals a shocking secret that should make at least half our General Hospital listeners and readers happy. What are the Top 5 things your thankful for in 2009?

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DC #487: CBS and DAYS Shocking Casting

2009-11-23
Length: 48s

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian, Mike and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Lesli Kay returns to As the World Turns as Molly. Noah has an accident while working with fireworks and ends up blind. Jack’s never surrender tour has Carly chasing him all over the place. Barbara volunteers to help test Mick’s formula.

Betty White returns to The Bold and the Beautiful as Stephanie and Pam’s mother Ann Douglas. Whip and Sandy meet up, but what is she hiding from him?

 Sami and Nicole face off after Sami learns Sydney is her daughter. Alison Sweeney and Arianne Zucker hit their scenes out of the park. Who is Carly’s daughter? Each of the DC gang pick the character they’d like to be Carly’s daughter. Who they choose might surprise you. Vivian arrives at Bo’s home to confront Carly. Mia doesn’t have a clue about what kind of trouble she’s in now that she’s on Vivian’s radar.

Jillian and Melodie react to the news The Young and the Restless recast Shemar Moore’s Malcolm Winters with Darius McCrary. Is McCrary the right actor for the role? Should Y&R do whatever it takes to get Moore back? Peter Bergman sounds off on Eric Braeden’s pay cut drama.…

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DC #486: Chuck Pratt is Fired!

2009-11-23
Length: 41s

On today’s ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Regan and Eye on Soaps’ Belinda discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including: Get the party started! All My Children fired Chuck Pratt! The gang reacts to the news and discusses Pratt’s reign of terror. Where does this leave Pine Valley now and what should AMC focus on to get it back on track? Can things be repaired in time for the 40th anniversary? Would it be smart to try a General Hospital: Night Shift season two strategy and bring back a popular character with lots of connections to canvas to reboot the storylines? Luke suggests bringing back Robin Christopher as Skye or letting Janet From Another Planet (Kate Collins or Robin Mattson) loose on Pine Valley. Regan thinks re-centering the show around Erica by bringing back Bianca (Eden Riegel) and doing what it takes to keep Alicia Minshew as Kendall. Who should replace Pratt as head writer? Speaking of Janet From Another Planet, why isn’t she in town trying to take down David Hayward? Would Janet really put up with what how he’s treating her daughter? Friday was supposed to have been about James Franco’s General Hospital debut, but All My Children stole a bit of his thunder by firing Chuck Pratt. Regan and Luke share their first impressions of his premiere. From his rearranging the cooling bodies at the shoot out to whether or not he will (or can) win out over Jason and Sonny, they discuss it all. Why do the promos have his character and Maxie kissing? Luke doesn’t like it one bit that GH is causing problems for Spixie already. The DC gang has been impressed with One Life to Live’s Kelley Missal as Danielle Rayburn and this past week Todd met her. How long will it be before he learns that she is his daughter? What will happen to Tea now that Ross has found out that Danielle isn’t his daughter? Schuyler discovers Stacy’s fake baby bump. Mitch is back in town and continues to stir up problems for Llanview’s citizens. Regan missed the Performer of the Week episode so she hands out her picks for Performer of the Week and honorable mentions.…

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DC #485: Performer of the Week

2009-11-22
Length: 31s

On today's Performer of the Week Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jillian, Mike and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week.

The DC gang also discusses their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #484: ABC Grave Robbers and Skeletons

2009-11-19
Length: 52s

On today’s ABC episode of the Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Regan and Eye on Soaps’ Belinda (The View From the Recliner’s Edge) discuss the latest storylines and news for the week of November 9, including: More fan favorites return to All My Children for the 40th Anniversary. Julia Barr, Eden Riegel, Eva La Rue, Leven Rambin and more are set to return. The question becomes, can Chuck Pratt whip AMC into shape so that lapsed fans who tune in will have reason to stick around? Is there someone missing from the line up of returnees who you want to return? BethAnn Bonner makes her Pine Valley debut. Is it hard to watch and believe the Zach and Kendall storyline knowing that Thorsten Kaye isn’t making the move to L.A.? Annie pretends to fake the loss of a baby only to find out she’s actually pregnant. How original. Chad Brannon is returning to General Hospital for one episode. Luke is sick of the smug, spoiled Michael Corinthos III, but Regan loves this Michael. What do you think of him? Jonathan Jackson has had some time to settle back into the role of Lucky, but Regan isn’t sure she’s liking this version of Lucky. Hear her explain why. Is Dante’s secret identity the worst kept secret in town or would that be Jake’s paternity? Everyone and their mother seems to know–or will soon find out–who he really is. Bass ass Mitch Laurence has returned to shake up the citizens of Llanview’s lives. Were Jessica and Natalie’s reaction to over-the-top? The DC crew was disappointed with how the revelation that Mitch is Rex’s father played out. Couldn’t it have waited until Rex returned to Llanview so that we could see more people’s reaction all at once? Marcy gave birth to her miracle baby in a dramatic scene, but we’re happy she finally has a child. All this and much more on today’s show!…

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DC #483: CBS and DAYS Killing Three Birds With One Stone

2009-11-18
Length: 1s

On today’s CBS and Days of our Lives Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Melodie and Mike discuss the latest in storylines and news from the previous week, including:

Daniel Cosgrove joins As the World Turns. What impact might his character have on Luke and Noah’s story? Tom Pelphrey arrived in Oakdale promising youth to those that would listen. Where is this story headed and should ATWT stop while they are ahead? Katie continues to mourn Brad as Jack goes on a quest for redemption.

Steffy kisses Bill on The Bold and The Beautiful before he marries Katie. Bill and Katie’s wedding was a simple affair, but did it mean the brides maids needed to look so bad? Luke thinks Bill looked like Burt Reynolds’ Boss Hogg from The Dukes of Hazzard movie. Jamey thinks he looked like a pimp. What is Sandy’s deal and what could she be hiding?

Crystall Chappell has “Chappelled” Taylor Spreitler in their scenes together, but before there was “a Chappell” there was “a Sorel.” Is Mia Carly’s daughter? Louise Sorel is back as Vivian and since this the CBS/Days podcast Jamey’s been back on since her return he shares his reaction to her comeback. Nicole’s house of cards is crumbling around her as Sami confronts her.

Thom Bierdz speaks out about his departure from The Young and the Restless. Deacon and Phyllis had smokin’ hot chemistry, should Y&R pursue it or will they just stick to their playbook? Daniel and Amber get married. Mac decides to carry Cane and Lily’s baby. Does this just mean it will be that much easier to fast forward the show?



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DC #482: Performer of the Week

2009-11-15
Length: 46s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Mike and Melodie pick the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week.

They also discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions and read listener's lists on air.


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DC #481: ABC Waiting for Election Results

2009-11-10
Length: 42s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke and Jamey are joined by guests David and Johnathon in discussing the latest All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

Eden Riegel isn't returning to All My Children when it moves to L.A. BethAnn Bonner makes her Pine Valley debut. Angie becomes the Chief of Staff. Adam realizes he killed his brother Stuart. Cameron Mathison stars in P&G's Brighten Bay.

Michael kills Claudia and Jason and Sonny cover it up. Should Carly be blaming Jax for not telling her about Claudia? What is James Franco's character's connection to Jason and the mob? Should Michael be more of a Quartermaine? The Quartermaines have done unspeakable things, are they just as bad as the mob? The Spencer vs. Cassadine storyline is heating up, but it really needs Laura Spencer to return. Should Ethan be killed off to amp up the feud?

Dorian and Viki wait out the election results. Why aren't Dorian and Viki interacting more? Aren't they One Life to Live's biggest supercouple? Marcy returns to Llanview, pregnant. Mitch Laurence returns to torment Natalie and Jessica. Why is John McBain the only person who can solve crimes? Bo and Nora admit their feelings for one another, but is the story paying off? Would Todd being Fish's father be a good storyline? What happened to Gigi's hair? Sean Ringgold brought it as Shaun this past week.

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DC #480: CBS and DAYS Dr. Pepper and Popcorn

2009-11-09
Length: 56s

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Carly returns to Oakdale to find out that Craig is cheating on her with Rosanna. Jack mourns Brad and talks to Benjamin Franklin. Liberty finds out that Jack was drinking the day he killed Brad. Will Carly rescue Jack? Meg is getting her bitch back. As the World Turns casts Paulina Porizkova as Clarrisa, a character with a connection to Simon.

One week Sarah Brown was in at General Hospital, the next week she's out and over at The Bold and the Beautiful. The DC gang shares their first impressions of Brown on B&B and discuss her new character. Steffy's moving up in the world very fast, but does it makes sense? Betty White returns to B&B.

Hope discovers Carly at her house, confronts her and the two have it out. Meanwhile, Vivian plans to return to Salem, but where is Ivan? Vivian needs her Ivan. Rafe and Sami reunite. Will he reveal Nicole's secret? Does Rafe know that his sister is undercover?

Billy takes on the Newman family on The Young and the Restless. Can he get away with it? Lily battles for her life with Cane at her side. Katherine is going to do an IPO of Chancellor Enterprises which has Ashley and Jack looking to buy stock, but not telling each other. Stop in the name of Chance, er the law. Chance is stabbed, but is the character boring? Would Y&R make him more interesting if they pit Nina and Chloe against each other in a battle over chance ala Brooke and Stephanie on B&B?

All this and much more on today's show.

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DC #479: Performer of the Week

2009-11-08
Length: 24s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week.

They also pick their honorable and dishonorable mentions and read Daytime Confidential reader's picks.

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DC #478: CBS and DAYS She's Back!

2009-11-06
Length: 56s

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jillian, Mike and Melodie discuss the news and storylines for October 26, including:

As the World Turns is making a comeback in quality. Brad's death rocked Oakdale as the cast delivered outstanding performances. Luke and Noah's relationship is go nowhere. Can it be rebuilt? One minute Lily is in love with Holden and the next she's in love with Damian. Is this a hot mess or is ATWT just taking a page from B&B's Ridge and Brooke?

Katie is running Forrester Creations, but how long will it be before she screws things up? Is Ridge hiding behind Brooke's skirts? Can the Forrester family get Forrester Creations back from Bill Spencer? Donna and Pam do the Catwalk show. Will Sarah Brown bring the heat to The Bold and the Beautiful?

Louise Sorel returns to Days of our Lives as Vivian Alamain. What will happen to Carly? Will Bo coming to her defense save her? Rafe returns to Salem. Will he get Sami's baby back for her and what will Sami do to Nicole when she finds out her child is alive?

Billy rips into Victor with Restless style on The Young and the Restless. Victor makes his farewell tour of Genoa City amid a bunch of great flashbacks. Victor and Nikki reunite before leaving which has Jillian and Melodie in a very happy place. What is Ryder's secret and how will it impact Kevin? 


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DC #477: ABC Busted

2009-11-04
Length: 56s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Eye on Soaps' Belinda discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

All My Children was ABC's highest rated soap. What in the world is going on? Is there a logical explanation? What has happened to Pine Valley's Jesse Hubbard? Is he proving to be a corrupt cop? Brot and Natalia are a cute couple, but is Natalia to intense about being a cop? David Hayward tries to hold Amanda's womb captive. Luke makes an admission he never thought he'd hear him self say.

General Hospital was on fire with Lucky's return and the build up to Claudia being busted. Maurice Bernard and Sarah Brown gave standout performances. The gang reacts to the news that Natalia Livingston is leaving GH. With Jonathan Jackson back should GH try and get Amber Tamblyn back? Belinda makes a "shocking" statement that has Jamey defending one of his favorite characters

Llanview celebrated one big gay wedding on One Life to Live. Was it a metaphor for the show's other couples? Scott Evans gave a standout performance as Oliver Fish. David Vickers has "a date with Destiny" as they go to London to rescue Matthew. With Forbes March leaving As the World Turns would this be a good time to bring him back as Nash to reunite with Jessica?

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DC#476: Wed-Locked

2009-11-03
Length: 22s

Ever wondered what Cliff and Claire Huxtable would have been like during the early years of their marriage? How about Barack and Michelle? Guiding Light alums Lawrence Saint-Victor and Karla Mosley are hoping their new web dramedy Wed-Locked can give you a bit of a glimpse. Also starring the scrumptious Zack Conroy (ex-James, GL), Yyonna Kopacz (ex-Mel, GL) and Kim Brockington (ex-Felicia, GL), Wed-Locked is sure to be a treat for fans missing the life and times of one Springfield, USA. Daytime Confidential's Luke and Jamey recently caught up with the talented Saint-Victor and Mosley to find out all about the new venture, of which they are co-producing. Mosley reveals how when it comes to the ides of working with Saint-Victor again, "she got it from her Mama", as Saint-Victor—who is penning the series—talks about the life of a first time writer. After you listened be sure to check out the first episode of Wed-Locked at .…

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DC #475: Performer of the Week

2009-11-02
Length: 31s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Regan, Jillian, Melodie and Mike discuss the actors and actresses they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week.

The last week in soaps was one of the best in recent memory so they have a long list of honorable mentions. But even though it was a good week in soaps the DC gang still has some dishonorable mentions. Can you guess who they might be?

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DC #474: ABC Murder That Didn't Change the World

2009-10-29
Length: 42s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke and Regan are joined by Eye on Soaps' Belinda to discuss All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

All My Children's murder that didn't change the world. Is Adam as the killer a let down? JR and Marissa get married and David is upset, but why should he? Kendall and Aiden are on the run, but does anyone care?

Scott Reeves joins General Hospital as Steven Webber. Reportedly he'll be the Chief of Staff. What does this mean for Monica Quartermaine? Michael remembers what Claudia did as GH builds up to her demise. Regan discusses GH rumors, including one about a possible miracle pregnancy. The Jonathan Jackson returns promo stirred up debate among fans, the DC gang weighs in.

Tea and Todd's daughter is revealed on One Life to Live. What does her arrival mean for Destiny? Dorian's big gay wedding is almost upon us, but does the gay character's motivations undermine the impact of the story? Is it good intentions twisted by political motivations?

All this and much more on today's ABC episode.

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DC #473: So Long Springfield

2009-10-28
Length: 7s

On this special episode of Daytime Confidential Mike and Melodie share with Luke, Jamey and Jillian the at the Pittsburgh So Long Springfield event.

From encounters with Tom Pelphrey and Gina Tognoni to Kim Zimmer answering questions about whether or not she might be headed to another soap and the out pouring of love for Guiding Light by Pittsburg fans, Mike and Melodie recount the memorable event in this Daytime Confidential mini episode.

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DC #472: CBS and DAYS Much Ado About Nothing

2009-10-28
Length: 1s

On today's CBS and Days of our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Jillian discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Flag on the play! Eric Braeden stays with The Young and the Restless. Was the media tour of "exclusives" all just a ploy? What does this mean for Melody Thomas Scott? William Rouss joins Y&R.

Jack Snyder shoots his brother Brad on As the World Turns. Katie gives birth to her baby in a warehouse. Jamey wishes that ATWT would keep Judi Evans around for a Damian, Lily, Holden and Maeve quad.

Spencer Publications swallows up Forrester Creations, but Jamey actually liked Bill Spencer this week. What will Forrester being owned by Spencer mean for Jackie M? Bill and Katie get engaged.

Stefano wakes up on Days of our Lives and starts causing problems for Nicole. Nicole goes on the run. Carly returns to Salem and is tackled by Bo.

All this and much more on today's CBS and DAYS episode of Daytime Confidential.

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DC #471: Colleen Zenk Pinter Interview

2009-10-25
Length: 40s

For almost 32 years, she's dazzled As The World Turns audiences as the unforgettable Barbara Ryan. On this episode of the Daytime Confidential podcast, it's Luke and Jamey, Colleen Zenk Pinter has under her spell. The soap superstar joins the guys to talk about her amazing daytime career, working opposite the likes of Anthony Herrera (ex-James) and the late Benjamin Hendrickson (ex-Hal), and how she balances it all with her real life love affair with husband and fellow soap veteran Mark Pinter.

Zenk Pinter also talks about what it's been like to finally have Babs back front and center, in a steamy, comic, cougar storyline with Trent Dawson's Henry and Lynn Herring's Audrey. She also shares how her oral cancer diagnosis has changed the way she looks at her life and career. It's an interview Oakdale lovers won't wanna miss!…

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DC #470: Performer of the Week

2009-10-25
Length: 16s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Jillian choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the week of October 19.

They also discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

Who are your Performer of the Week, honorable or dishonorable mentions?…

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DC #469: Performer of the Week

2009-10-15
Length: 25s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week.

They also discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions and Let's Make a Deal.

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DC #468: CBS and Days Kick Rocks

2009-10-14
Length: 1s

On today’s CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

The farewell press tour by The Young and the Restless’ Eric Braeden. Can Y&R survive without Braeden and his character Victor Newman? Does Braeden have the name recognition All My Children’s Susan Lucci has or does your average TV viewer just know he’s Victor Newman? If he’s gone for good who will fill Victor’s shoes? Is it Adam or are there other characters that can fill the void? Adam stole ashes to give to Sharon, but the story is full of holes. Colleen’s memorial was an emotional time, but who stood out and who shouldn’t have been involved?

The fight for Forrester is heating up and the Logan women are being divided by Bill Spencer. The Forresters sell the beach house, but its sale price is nowhere near enough to pay off the loan. Steffy has an accident.

As the World Turns’ Janet wants to raise Liberty’s child, but does Jack? Craig and Rosanna’s affair continues and Jamey’s glad because it means Carly could end up with someone else. Henry sleeps with Barbara while Vienna is passed out on the floor of the burning restaurant.

Nicole’s lies are crashing in on her, on Days of our Lives, and we love it. This is classic soap, but shouldn’t have more people been around for the reveal? What will EJ do when he finds out Stefano knew Nicole’s secret. Jamey reacts to Carly Manning storylines. Could DAYS have an “economy” super couple by bringing back Judi Evans and reuniting Adrienne and Wally Kurth’s Justin? All this and much more on today’s CBS and DAYS episode of Daytime Confidential.…

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DC #467: ABC High Stakes Politics

2009-10-13
Length: 46s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke is joined by Eye on Soaps' Belinda and Wubs' Karen to discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

Rebecca Budig returns to All My Children as Greenlee Smythe. Do you want to see a Greenlee, Ryan and Erica triangle or should AMC pursue David and Greenlee? David and Amanda christen their child. Does anyone still care who killed Stuart?

General Hospital's Claudia knows Dante's identity. Olivia and Johnny's chemistry has been spontaneous combustion. Karen shares her thoughts on Jonathan Jackson's return and James Franco coming to Port Charles.

Blair goes flying out a window on One Life to Live. Todd thinks Tea pushed Blair, but did she? Was the fight scene over done? The mayoral race is heating up as Dorian announces she's in a committed relationship. Roxie's talks to her beaver, should she share it with Viki?

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DC #466: Jonathan Reiner Gets Real About Future of Soaps

2009-10-09
Length: 25s

With reality television becoming more and more popular, as production of scripted fare dries up, it's good these day to be a jack of all genres. That's exactly who Jonathan Reiner is. The veteran reality show producer (Starting Over, Big Brother), who got his start as an intern at Theater Week magazine, which led to him meeting the legendary Soap Opera Weekly editrix Mimi Torchin, and a career covering soaps, drops by Daytime Confidential to chat with Luke and Jamey about the differences and similarities between soaps and reality shows.

Reiner reflects on what it was like to work on daytime's first and only reality soap, Starting Over, co-created by the late Mary -Ellis Bunim, and offers a fresh perspective on why network television dramas seem to be struggling so much. He also ponders the question, why didn't Procter and Gamble seek out producers with reality television experience before embarking on their risky production model shift for the now-cancelled sudser Guiding Light? It's an interview you won't soon forget.…

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DC #465: Performer of the Week

2009-10-07
Length: 30s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Mike and Mel choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week.

They also discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

Who is your Performer of the Week?

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DC #464: ABC Pimp With a Bad Perm

2009-10-06
Length: 58s

On today’s ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Regan and Eye on Soaps’ Belinda discuss all the crazy casting news at All My Children and General Hospital and the latest storylines on One Life to Live, including:

Susan Lucci is staying with All My Children. Thorsten Kaye is leaving AMC. Beth Ehlers and Brianne Moncrieff are out as Taylor and Colby. Chrishell Stause is going on recurring. BethAnn Bonner joins All My Children. Luke suggests a role that he thinks Beth Ehlers would be good in.

James Franco joins General Hospital for a limited run. What does this mean for General Hospital and for the soap opera genre in general? Greg Vaughan is out at General Hospital as Jonathan Jackson returns to the role of Lucky Spencer. What will Jackson’s return mean for the character of Lucky as a cop and could the show rewrite Jake’s paternity?

Could Thorsten Kaye be headed for One Life to Live? Jamey shares the latest word he’s hearing. Since General Hospital landed James Franco the DC gang discusses which big names One Life to Live might try to pull in. Suggestions include Ryan Phillippe, Judith Light, Nathan Fillion, Yasmine Bleeth and Chris Evans. Jamey then makes a potentially controversial suggestion for who OLTL needs to bring back, at all costs, if it really wants to stay on the air.

All this and much more on today’s ABC episode of Daytime Confidential.…

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DC #463: CBS and Days Farm Fresh Candy Strippers

2009-10-05
Length: 58s

On today’s CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Mike and Mel discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Austin Peck clarifies his As the World Turns demise. Melodie is loving the abortion storyline and how well they are fleshing it out. Might Rosanna and Craig sleeping together mean that Carly could be repaired with Holden? Luke, Mike and Mel are glad that Alexandra Chando is back as Maddie Coleman. Mike has a gripe about ATWT’s portrayal of people from Kentucky and Nebraska and wonders where Dusty is.

The Bold and the Beautiful snapped up General Hospital’s Sarah Brown. Brown’s new character Sandy Sommers will be mixing it up with Nick, Bridgett and Whip. Bill Spencer takes over Forrester Creations. Is Brad kicking Maria’s butt in the corporate storyline department? The Steffy, Owen and Jackie triangle is heating up.

Crystal Chappell returns to Days of Our Lives as Carly Manning by stabbing Lawrence. Jamey shares a rumor about who Carly might be paired with in the future, which elicits groans from everyone on the podcast. James Scott and Arianne Zucker were on fire this past week as EJ and Nicole.

The Young and the Restless has written Victor into a corner and Eric Braeden out. The Jack and Victor feud has claimed a life, can they revert back to their old rivalry without trivializing Colleen’s death? Now that an Abbott has died, shouldn’t a Newman die? Who are Y&R’s next Victor and Jack? Is Adam Y&R’s future or are Billy, Deacon, Daniel and Kevin?…

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DC #462: Performer of the Week

2009-10-01
Length: 35s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they be did an outstanding job during the previous week.

They also debate their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #461: CBS and Days Nikki is French for Neo

2009-09-30
Length: 1s

On today’s CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

The Barbara vs. Audrey is one of As the World Turns’ saving graces. Eileen Fulton wants her iconic character, Lisa Grimaldi, killed off. Luke wishes they'd just give her a good storyline, butJamey has a suggestion on how they could kill Lisa off if they decided to. Is Lily Snyder a hot mess.

The Bold and the Beautiful's Stephanie suffers a stroke. Marcus learns who his father is. Jillian suggests a someone who she believes would make a good Marcus recast. Luke and Jamey think Jacqueline MacInnes Woods might be improving a little, but Jillian can't co-sign that.

Victor walks Kate down the aisle to marry Stefano on Days of Our Lives. Lucas gets drunk again and goes to rehab. Crystal Chappell returns to Salem as Carly on Friday. Are Louise Sorel and Crystal Chappell storyline proof? Jamey thinks so.

The Abbotts find out that Colleen is brain dead and confront making the decision of taking her off life support as Victor struggles for his life. Jillian and Melodie are in heaven, having Nikki back in Geona City. Bryton James Tweets about the "black box" on The Young and the Restless and then clarifies his comment.

The DC gang picks the worst storylines currently in daytime.…

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DC #460: ABC Kane vs. Cramer

2009-09-29
Length: 46s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke and Jamey are joined by David to discuss the latest happenings in Llanview.

Gina Tognoni joins One Life to Live. John Brotherton has been let go. Should OLTL reunite John and Natalie? If they do would it help ratings to bring back Evangeline to reignite one of the show's most debated triangles? Todd and Tea's wedding. From Jack's speech to Blair's plan to interrupt the ceremony. Dorian goes lesbian to win the election. Is this Dorian being Dorian? Is it offensive or is it an opportunity for a soap to weigh in on a social issue? Before David leaves he shares something a juicy tidbit about Kelly Ripa appearing in Pine Valley before All My Children moves to L.A..

Afterwards, Luke and Jamey discuss the latest in All My Children and General Hospital storylines and news, including:

Aiden Turner is out at All My Children. Is Beth Ehlers leaving AMC? Jamey talks about the latest he's heard. Why are AMC's vets like Debbie Morgan, Darnell Williams and Michael E. Knight props to Denise Vasi and Stephanie Gatschet? Might things at AMC if Susan Lucci spoke out? Which family of strong women, the Kanes or Cramers is the better family?

Luke loves pretty much everything leading up to the Spixie wedding including Olivia and Johnny, Lulu and Dante, Mac and Maxie's telling Jason to keep her from leaving Spinelli at the altar. General Hospital is improving dramatically so Luke and Jamey rank each of the seven soaps from best to worst.

All this and much more on today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential.


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DC #459: ABC Keep Your Bloomers On Girl

2009-09-23
Length: 1s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Eye on Soaps' Belinda discuss the latest All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

All My Children's dance-a-thon is in full swing, but is it worth watching? Is Jill Larson out as Opal and could Marj Dusay be returning as Vanessa, David Hayward's mother? How might a possible return by Vanessa impact David's life and the citizens of Pine Valley? Jamey talks about his interview with former AMC star Jonathon Bennet and talks about the special Imaginary Bitches Emmy episode. How is that David Hayward can best everyone? Is Jamey warming up Jamie Luner and one thing could Pratt do to make her ok? Is AMC wasting Kendall with this storyline?

Sarah Brown is leaving General Hospital. How would you like to see Claudia  go out on the show? Luke, Jamey and Belinda discuss the best way to get rid of the character. Lucky proposes to Elizabeth. On paper Cassadine and Spencer brothers fighting over the same woman sounds great, but its falling flat on screen. Is GH trying to undermine Rebecca Herbst's popularity by pulling some of the same stunts they pulled on Nancy Lee Grahn and Kelly Monaco? Maxie and Spinelli prepare for their wedding.

Fish comes out to his parents on One Life to Live and Evans, Fumero and Sumpter do some of their best work to date. Michael McBain and Marty sleep together.  Are they hot or not? Dorian runs against Viki for mayor. Find out who Luke, Belinda and Jamey would vote for. Is Greg's guilt over botching Sean's surgery watchable or is it over the top? Should Gigi and Schuyler be paired together or should Rachel be paired with someone like Schuyler?

All this and much more on today's show.

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DC #458: Performer of the Week

2009-09-21
Length: 24s

On today's Performer of the Week episodes of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Mike, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week.

They also discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

Who are your Performer of the Week and honorable mentions?

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DC #457: Farewell Guiding Light

2009-09-20
Length: 1s

On today's special episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Mike, Jillian, Melodie and Bernard discuss Guiding Light's final episode and the week of episodes leading up to the end of the historic show, including:

The final weddings, reunions and departures. The death of Alan Spaulding and its impact on the Spaulding family and Springfield. Olivia and Natalia are finally together, but didn't get to kiss even with a one-year jump into the future. Josh and Reva ride off into the sunset and Guiding Light's last word is "always."

The DC gang discusses what Guiding Light's passing means for the seven remaining soaps and what, if anything, can be done to save them from the same fate.

DC readers and listeners call in with their thoughts on Guiding Light's final week.  All this and much more on today's special episode of Daytime Confidential.

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DC #456: ABC Stunned and Verklempt

2009-09-17
Length: 48s

On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Melodie and Bernard discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

All My Children's David continues to manipulate Amanda and Jake. AMC finishes taping in New York City on December 11. Jamey gives an update on Brian Frons' visit to New York City and what he's heard about which AMC stars are moving to L.A. Should a daytime soap be like Melrose? Jamey doesn't think so.

Did General Hospital's special carnival event breathe new life into the show? The DC gang discusses whether or not Claudia saw Kristina in the rubble. Liason's brief scenes warmed Jamey's heart. What will happen to Jax and Carly's marriage when it is revealed that Jax knew about what Claudia and Jerry did? Would General Hospital's ratings go up if it fired its six biggest stars like Days of Our Lives' have?

If One Life to Live had the PR and push that General Hospital and All My Children get would it be ABC's highest rated soap? Jamey believes that if soap fans only watch one soap it should be OLTL. OLTL figured out a way to incorporate a mob storyline that didn't eat the show and involved core characters, but its ratings didn't go up. Why didn't it work for OLTL when it does for GH? Patricia Mauceri talks to Fox News. Is Roscoe Born returning to OLTL? If so, what might his storyline include?

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DC #455: CBS and Days Helpless Cops

2009-09-17
Length: 1s

On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Mike, Jillian and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Peter Parros and Mark Collier return to As the World Turns. The James Stenbeck funeral brought out the cat fight in Audrey and Barbara. Liberty decision to try having an abortion divides her mother and aunt. Is ATWT making a creative comeback?

Whip uncovers Jackie's past on The Bold and the Beautiful, but wouldn't Owen been able to uncover this himself just by using Google? Ridge and Brooke reunite.

Jillian has 21 Soap Questions, but did she really mean that Kim Zimmer could portray Marlena Evans? Hope is held hostage and then rescued by Bo. Philip and Melanie's sex tape hits the internet.

Guiding Light's Kim Zimmer sounds off on Ellen Wheeler. What is everyone looking forward to in Guiding Light's final week? Gina Tognoni is in preliminary talks with Y&R.

The Young and the Restless' Michael Muhney plays a prank on Twitter. Daniel interrupts Amber and Deacon's wedding. Mary Jane kidnaps Colleen, but should Auntie Maria be killing off another Abbott?

All this and much more on today's episode of Daytime Confidential.

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DC #454: Performer of the Week

2009-09-15
Length: 37s

On today's Performer of the Week episode Luke, Jamey, Mike, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the week of September 7.

The DC gang also chooses their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

Who is your Performer of the Week?

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DC #453: Top 5 Guiding Light Characters

2009-09-09
Length: 57s


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DC #452: Top 5 One Life to Live Characters

2009-09-08
Length: 39s

On today's Top 5 episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Melodie and Nicki count down their Top 5 One Life to Live characters.

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DC #451: Performer of the Week

2009-09-08
Length: 58s

On today's Performer of the Week episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Mike and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job as their Performers of the Week.

They also choose their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

On-Air On-Soaps' Michael Fairmen joins Luke and Jamey at the end of the episode for a segment to clear the air on what happened to the Guiding Light tribute at the Daytime Emmy awards, why it was cut short and how he fought for it to have more prominence. He also answers questions such as whether or not it would have been possible to cut Vanessa Williams' second dance number and why Sesame Street received a longer tribute than Guiding Light.

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DC #450: Sean Kanan Interview

2009-09-04
Length: 34s

Sean Kanan has brought the sexually-charged swagger of bad boy Deacon Sharpe back to daytime, only this time Big D isn't taming Beverly Hills cougars on The Bold and the Beautiful. He's too busy sexing and scheming his way through Genoa City on B&B's sister sudser The Young and the Restless!

Daytime Confidential's Jamey finally met one of his favorite actors face-to-face on the red carpet at last weekend's 36th Annunal Daytime Emmy Awards and invited him on for today's episode of the podcast. Tune in to hear Kanan share his thoughts on this year's show, and what it's been like recreating his crazy, raunchy, dirty character on a second soap. You'll hear how Kanan was able to pick back up where he left off with B&B leading lady Adrienne Frantz (Amber) and how being paid to make out with his pal Thad Luckinbill's (JT) very pregnant wife Amelia Heinle (Victoria) makes him blush.

Kanan also praises his former boss Brad Bell, who last Sunday accepted B&B's historic first win for Outstanding Drama Series, and reveals how Bell's speech being cut out of the broadcast made him feel. Kanan also shares what it was like to finally meet his new boss, Brad's sister-in-law, Maria Arena Bell at the Daytime Emmys.

Kanan also weighs in on the recent tragic passing of DJ AM, and reveals to Jamey and Luke just how much his own sobriety and second chance in daytime, provided by uber producer Paul Rauch, means to him.…

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DC #449: Jamey Does Hollywood

2009-09-01
Length: 1s

Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens reports live from the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Hear as he shares behind-the-scenes scoop, red carpet tidbits and his experiences in the Emmy Award press room. Listen as he retells encounters with Crystal Chappell, Eden Riegel and Ander Miller, JR Martinez, Marie Wilson, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Michelle Stafford, Kate Linder, Adam Mayfield, David Canary, Susan Flannery, Finola Hughes, Matt Walton, Christian LeBlanc, Ron Carlivati, Frank Valentini, Brandon Buddy and Kirsten Storms, Jeanne Cooper, Patrick Duffy, Bradford Anderson and many more.

Daytime Confidential’s Regan makes her podcast return joining Luke, Jillian, Mel and special guest David to discuss the winners and losers of Daytime’s biggest night. From the red carpet to the Guiding Light tribute and The Bold and the Beautiful’s acceptance speech being cut off by The CW, they discuss it all on this special 2009 Daytime Emmy Awards episode.

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DC #448: Performer of the Week

2009-08-26
Length: 32s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week and are their Performers of the Week.

The DC gang also pick their honorable and dishonorable mentions for the week ending August 21.

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DC #447: CBS and Days Extra Good Good

2009-08-26
Length: 54s

On today’s CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential, Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:

Lesli Kay returns to As the World Turns as Molly McKinnon while maintaining her role as Felicia Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. Austin Peck has been fired by ATWT. Should Days of Our Lives snap him back up or do they have enough men for Sami already? With Brad gone Katie will need a new love interest. Would make Murray Bartlett make a good Simon recast?

Bo and Hope search for their kidnapped daughter, guided by Bo’s psychic visions. Jamey believes that men in soaps shouldn’t be psychics. Melanie and Philip sleep together.

Taylor and Brooke get into a mud fight on The Bold and the Beautiful. Were the scenes hilarious or degrading? Shouldn’t it be Ridge who needs to figure things out, not the women in his life? Owen’s twin brother is revealed and his behavior pushes Jackie into Whip’s arms. Was the Whip and Jackie kiss hot or not?

Guiding Light’s Natalia returned to Springfield, but what does this mean for Otalia? Is it too little too late, and who wears the pants in the Otalia relationship? What would you do if you were in Frank’s position? Daytime Confidential’s Mel believes so. Edmund, Jonathon and Jeffrey get in a gun fight. GL’s Mel jumped Cyrus’ bones.

Rumors are swirling of Victoria Rowell’s possible return to The Young and the Restless. The DC gang discusses what it would mean if she returned. Should have Cane have had to spend more time paying penance before reuniting with Lily? Is the Deacon, Amber and Daniel a retread of Hogan Sheffer’s storyline on Days of Our Lives with Lucas, Sami and EJ?…

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DC #446: ABC Making it Worth Watching

2009-08-26
Length: 51s

On today’s ABC episode of Daytime Confidential, Luke, Jamey and David discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

Susan Lucci and Erica Kane go to Africa with the Feed the Children campaign. Erica faces down a scorpion. Is that a Cher wig Angie is wearing? Find out which AMC star has made a surprising impression on Jamey. Jamey gives an update on who he’s hearing will be headed to L.A.

Jax finds out that Olivia and Sonny share a son. Will he tell Carly? The possibility of a Dante, Lulu and Matt triangle appeals to Luke, but what if they paired Dante and Carly? General Hospital released a new promo for an upcoming carnival storyline. Nikolas found out about Rebecca’s betrayal, what will he do next? Jamey suggests two potential storylines he believes could really get fans interested in GH again. Tune in to find out what they are. What will happen when Carly finds out about Claudia’s involvement in Michael’s shooting?

David Vickers’ return– with camera crew in tow–to try and film a reality series has been “Texas Sized Awesomeness.” The gang discusses the politically incorrect David and the impact his return has had on the Buchanan family and the hilarious scenes that have ensued. Who do you want to be Mayor of Llanview, Viki or Dorian? Luke and David would vote for one of the ladies, Jamey would vote for another. Would a Russian mob princess spice things up for Cole on One Life to Live? Kyle and Fish deserve the buzz they are getting. Has Kimberley helped make Stacy appealing to viewers? Should Marty be Todd’s therapist?…

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DC #445: 2009 Daytime Emmy Predictions

2009-08-24
Length: 1s

It's Emmy Week at Daytime Confidential! On today's episode of the podcast, famed entertainment journalist Tom O'Neil (founder of The Envelope.com, senior editor of In Touch Weekly) and TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco, chat with Luke and Jamey about the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009 on The CW.

O'Neil, the foremost expert on awards shows, and author of such tomes as Movie Awards, The Emmys and The Grammys, provides an in depth, insider's perspective of the award show process, and drives home why it is imperative daytime fans watch this year's Daytime Emmy Awards,and support all daytime programming if the telecast is to survive.

O'Neil and Branco, himself a veteran of awards show coverage, also weigh in on whether or not Susan Lucci finally winning the Daytime Emmy for Best Lead Actress and/or Oprah Winfrey taking herself out of the race for Best Talk Show Host, cost the Daytime Emmys in terms of much-needed, mainstream buzz.

Along the way, Luke, Jamey and Nelson handicap this year's race, providing their thoughts on who should win, as opposed to who will win. It's an episode you won't wanna miss. Then, be sure to check out Nelson Branco, Soap Opera Digest's Stephanie Sloane and our own Jamey Giddens on the hour-long Daytime Emmy pre-show Live From The Red Carpet, hosted by The Insider's Lara Spencer and Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier, airing just before the Emmys. Check your local listings.…

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DC #444: Performer of the Week

2009-08-19
Length: 23s

On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Mike and Jillian discuss the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the week of August 10.

They discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.

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DC #443: CBS and Days Making It Worth Watching

2009-08-19
Length: 58s

On today’s CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Mike and Jillian discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless news and storylines, including: <