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Which soap opera performers made the cut?

By TVDeeva Deanna Barnert Feb 27, 2013 1:54PM

The performer pre-nominees for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards have been revealed. MSN TV has the rundown on which soap opera stars are pre-nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress, Supporting Actor and Actress and Younger Actor and Actress.


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As previously reported, each daytime actor interested in joining the Daytime Emmy race was allowed to submit a single-scene clip of up to three minutes. Judging for that round began on Jan. 30, with 10 Daytime Emmy pre-nominees to be announced per category on Feb. 27. The Lead Actress pre-nominee category actually closed at 11 pre-nominees, due to a tie. 


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The next round is the Blue Ribbon at-home screenings. Blue Ribbon voting begins March 27 and runs through April 22, with the final Daytime Emmy nominees to be announced on May 1.


It bares mention that "One Life to Live" performers did not make the cut during their final year of eligibility. Only Kassie DePaiva and Roger Howarth entered the race. Howarth did land a pre-nomination for his time on "General Hospital," but not for his final run on "One Life to Live."


This year's Lifetime Achievement Award will honor Monty Hall ("Let Make A Deal") and Bob Stewart (creator of "To Tell The Truth," "Password," "The $10,000 Pyramid"). Word was the late Paul Rauch will also be honored, but there's been no update on that. There's also still no word on where the show will be held or which network will air it. 

And the pre-nominees are: 


Outstanding Lead Actor pre-nominees:

Don Diamont (Bill, "The Bold and the Beautiful")

John McCook (Eric, "The Bold and the Beautiful") 

Maurice Benard (Sonny, "General Hospital")

Jason Thompson (Patrick, "General Hospital")

Roger Howarth (Todd, "General Hospital")

Peter Bergman (Jack, "The Young and the Restless")

Doug Davidson (Paul, "The Young and the Restless")

Christian LeBlanc (Michael, "The Young and the Restless")

Michael Muhney (Adam, "The Young and the Restless")

Stephen Nichols (ex-Tucker, "The Young and the Restless")

Outstanding Lead Actress pre-nominees:

Susan Flannery (ex-Stephanie, "The Bold and the Beautiful") 

Heather Tom (Katie, "The Bold and the Beautiful")

Peggy McKay (Caroline, "Days of Our Lives")

Finola Hughes (Anna, "General Hospital")

Kelly Monaco (Sam, "General Hospital")

Kelly Sullivan (Kate/Connie, "General Hospital")

Laura Wright (Carly, "General Hospital")

Sharon Case (Sharon, "The Young and the Restless")

Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, "The Young and the Restless")

Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, "The Young and the Restless")

Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, "The Young and the Restless")


Outstanding Supporting Actor pre-nominees:

Scott Clifton (Liam, "The Bold and the Beautiful") 

Bryan Dattilo (Lucas, "Days of Our Lives")

Shawn Christian (Daniel, "Days of Our Lives")

James Reynolds (Abe, "Days of Our Lives")

Greg Vaughan (Father Eric, , "Days of Our Lives")

Bradford anderson (Damian, "General Hospital")

Jeff Branson (ex-Ronan, "The Young and the Restless")

Billy Miller (Billy, "The Young and the Restless")

Peter Porte (ex-Ricky, "The Young and the Restless")

Greg Rikaart (Kevin, "The Young and the Restless") 


Outstanding Supporting Actress pre-nominees:

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, "The Bold and the Beautiful")

Arianne Zucker (Nicole, "Days of Our Lives'")

Julie Marie Berman (Lulu, "General Hospital")

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, "General Hospital")

Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth, "General Hospital")

Lisa Locicero (Olivia, "General Hospital")

Robin Mattson (Heather, "General Hospital")

Jessica Collins (Avery, "The Young and the Restless")

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, "The Young and the Restless")

Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, "The Young and the Restless") 


Outstanding Younger Actor pre-nominees:

Adam Gregory (Thomas, "The Bold and the Beautiful")

Casey Deidrick (Chad, "Days of Our Lives")

Chandler Massey (Will, "Days of Our Lives")

Freddie Smith (Sonny, "Days of Our Lives")

Chad Duell (Michael, "General Hospital")

Tequan Richmond (TJ, "General Hospital")

Max Ehrich (Fenmore, "The Young and the Restless")

Bryton James (Devon, "The Young and the Restless")

Daniel Polo (Jamie, "The Young and the Restless")


Outstanding Younger Actress pre-nominees:

Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, "The Bold and the Beautiful")

Kim Matula (Hope, "The Bold and the Beautiful")

Jacqueline Macinnes Wood (Steffy, "The Bold and the Beautiful")

Camila Banus (Gabi, "Days of Our Lives")

Kate Mansi (Abigail, "Days of Our Lives")

Kristen Alderson (Starr, "General Hospital")

Lindsey Morgan (Kristina, "General Hospital")

Haley Pullos (Molly, "General Hospital")

Hunter King (Summer, "The Young and the Restless")   



Are Sarah and Hank getting back together?

By MSN TV Partner Apr 11, 2014 10:51AM
In this sneak peek of the "Parenthood" season finale, Hank (Ray Romano) impresses Amber (Mae Whitman) and Sarah (Lauren Graham) with his Hank-like concern as they deal with Ryan's hospitalization.

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This clip, along with the promo clip NBC showed for next week's episode, hints at a reunion for Sarah and Hank. Are you rooting for the couple? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook and Twitter.

The season finale of "Parenthood" airs Thursday April 17 at 10PM ET/PT on NBC.

Get a glimpse of Marsden’s character in the animated show starring Jack McBrayer

By MSN TV Partner Mar 25, 2014 10:04AM

In a new episode premiering March 31, James Marsden will guest start on Disney XD’s “Wander Over Yonder”.

Marsden reunites with "30 Rock" co-star Jack McBrayer in this episode where the hero Sir Brad Starlight (Marsden) enlists Wander (McBrayer) as his goofy sidekick and Sylvia as his noble steed on his quest to save Princess Demurra from the evil Dragon King, King Draykor.

See this pic first on MSN TV: Wander is ecstatic to fulfill his fairytale dream of rescuing a princess, but Sir Brad Starlight is not interested in sharing the spotlight and reminds Wander at every turn that there's only room for one hero.

“Wander Over Yonder” airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD


Kim Kardashian, Wendy Williams hear what regular folk really think about them

By MSN TV Partner Mar 18, 2014 9:18AM
In the the new series from Oxygen, "Celebrities Undercover" will feature two celebrities concealing their true identity with the use of prosthetic make-up to find out what unsuspecting fans and friends really think of them without the distraction of their famous personas.

The season premiere will feature Kim Kardashian, and executive producer Wendy Williams will get a taste of her own medicine as well. In this clip watch Kim K. undergo an impressive make-up overhaul in prep for undercover work: going to a group job interview as a Kardashian fan hoping to become her own new assistant. 

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Other stars features this season include T-Pain, Fantasia, Joey Fatone, Lil’ Kim, Chili, Anthony Anderson, Jaleel White, Adrienne Bailon, Ice-T and Coco.

"Celebrities Undercover" premieres March 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Oxygen.


Host Justin Willman and Disney stars dish on the new show and offer up advice

By MSN TV Partner Mar 14, 2014 11:15AM

(Disney's Win, Lose or Draw /Adam Taylor, Disney Channel)By Minh Nguyen

It didn’t take long for memories of the original “Win, Lose or Draw” game show to come flooding back as soon as we stepped foot on the set of Disney’s resurrected show of the same name.  Gone was the ‘80s living room set, replaced with bright vibrant colors, fun props and technology everywhere. Host Justin Willman (“Cupcake Wars”) commanded the stage as Disney stars Dove Cameron and Joey Bragg from “Liv and Maddie” battled it out against each other with their teammates.

The premise is pretty simple: two teams of three players (with the Disney stars on each side) compete in drawing contests to win prizes. Thrown into the mix are special challenges (like Shake, Rattle and Draw; Sit and Spin; The Wand) that take advantage of oversized props and fun gadgets. This season will also feature stars from Disney shows "Kickin' It," "Lab Rats," "I Didn't Do It,"  "Austin & Ally," "Jessie," "Dog With a Blog" and "Mighty Med" as well as stars from "Teen Beach Movie."

Over lunch, we were able to speak to Willman, Cameron and Bragg.

For people that aren’t familiar with the original game, how are you describing this to them?

Willman: The simple idea is just that it’s drawing Charades. You get your teammates to guess what you’re drawing. We have a team of writers who write these clues, and the words that they have to draw are so clever.

It's super high-tech, so the old original version was more markers on pads of paper, which was great at the time but here they have these massive touch screens and tons of software they designed just for the games that’s completely interactive.

Contestants have to do a bunch of crazy challenges in round two. Like drawing with a helmet on, where they can’t see anything or drawing with a unicorn stylus and that makes it way tougher but also much more entertaining to watch.

How are you enjoying being a part of the show?

Willman: As a live performer, I’m used to having that instant gratification of a live audience and this feels a lot like that. We’ve got 150 screaming kids, who are having the time of their lives just being there. It’s great because the jokes get instant payback. The excitement, I feed off of it. Even if it’s first thing in the morning, I don’t even need to have my coffee. As soon as that crowd starts to roar, I’m ready to go. It’s a blast.

Bragg: I like the rapid round. I can’t remember what it’s called. Where there’s one person drawing, and two people guessing, then we just switch.

Cameron:  I think the best part for me has actually been, (I know this sounds like such a canned answer), but has been getting to meet these kids. There was this great moment where, it was at the end of the first round when they all kind of flooded in and they hugged us. And some of them were crying, and I wanted to cry. We didn’t realize the gravity of how huge this really is, and “Win, Lose, or Draw” has been great that way. We’ve gotten to interact with a lot of kids.

Justin, what’s the best advice you ever received?

Willman: “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”

Dove and Joey, you guys seem really polished. What kind of advice do you have for kids that get stage fright?

Bragg: Well, I was doing stand-up comedy, and I don’t mean to be that guy, but it’s one of the hardest things to go up there and say stuff that you’ve written. You don’t have music backing you. I wanted to do something that I’m going to remember. And I think a lot of that is “I’m going to embarrass myself,” but you’re never going to see those people that are watching you ever again. Just do it!

Cameron: I always had a fear of cameras because I grew up on stage. Most things in life are one of those things where once you try it, you realize how OK it is. I just don’t take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyways. So, yeah. Just have fun. Do what you please.

“Disney’s Win, Lose or Draw” airs Mondays through Thursdays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel.


She still lives with her parents!

By MSN TV Partner Mar 13, 2014 10:55AM
Later this month, "Extra" host Maria Menounos will premiere her new reality show. "Chasing Maria Menounos" will give fans a peek into her life, including living with her longtime boyfriend and her immigrant parents.

In this interview with Oxygen's On-Air Personality Susie Castillo, Menounos reveals more about her upbringing and what to expect on her new series. Watch this first on MSN TV:

"Chasing Maria Menounos" premieres March 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Oxygen.

Princess Aslaug brings surprise and intrigue to this scripted drama

By MSN TV Partner Mar 13, 2014 10:17AM
Season 2 of History's "Vikings" is underway. Princess Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) revealed she was carrying Ragnar's (Travis Fimmel) child, sending rippling effects into his kingdom. In this video extra, Sutherland talks more about her character and how filming went the second time around.

"Vikings" airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on History.

"It's not a good day, Mad Max"

By MSN TV Partner Mar 12, 2014 9:56AM

In this "Parenthood" clip, Max (Max Burkholder) wrecks havoc for Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Hank (Ray Romano) when he barges into the studio, interrupting their workflow.

Watch this clip, first on MSN TV:

Parenthood airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

The classic game show has been upgraded with newer technology

By MSN TV Partner Mar 3, 2014 11:36AM

Who remembers the celebrity game show, "Win, Lose or Draw"? Disney Channel has recreated a kids version of it, premiering Monday, March 3. (The show will air Mondays through Thursdays).


On "Disney's Win, Lose or Draw" Disney Channel and Disney XD stars team up with kid contestants to compete and win prizes in a battle of drawing skills, creativity and wits. Justin Willman hosts the contemporary version of the popular game show, which also features new technology such as motion-control illustration, interactive multi-touch screen displays and other fun challenges.


Watch a clip:

 "Disney’' Win, Lose or Draw" premieres Monday, March 3, at 5 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel.