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Daytime Emmy Awards Divided into Three-Night Event

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be divided into three awards shows on Friday, June 12, 2020, Saturday, June 13th, 2020 and Sunday, June 14th, 2020. "We are thrilled to add a third night of celebrating the diversity and talents of our Daytime community," says NATAS President/CEO, Adam Sharp. Adding, "We have seen how the Television Academy's expansion of the Primetime Creative Arts ceremonies has made room for more honorees to have their well-earned moment in the sun, and we hope to replicate their success." All events/shows will take place in Pasadena, California. Categories to be presented at each program to be determined and announced at a future date.

Today in Soap Opera History (October 23)

"The best prophet of the future is the past." ― Lord Byron "Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture. On this date in... 1978: On Another World , Rachel Cory (Victoria Wyndham) cut off Jamie's (Tim Holcomb) allowance after finding out he had married Blaine Ewing (Laura Malone). 1981: On General Hospital , the residents of Port Charles wanted Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) to have a big wedding.

Today in Soap Opera History (October 22)

"The best prophet of the future is the past." ― Lord Byron "Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture. On this date in... 1968: On Dark Shadows , Joe Haskell (Joel Crothers) stabbed himself with a letter opener after Angelique (Lara Parker) told him that he bored her and wanted him to go. 1973: On The Doctors , Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett) reassured Dr. Althea Davis (Elizabeth Hubbard) while Dr. Nick Bellini (Gerald Gordon) performed surgery on her daughter, Penny.

John Clarke Dead at 88

Veteran Days of our Lives star John "Jack" Clarke has died on October 17 in California from complications of pneumonia. He was 88. Clarke had previously suffered a stroke in 2007 and has had declining health in the last few years. Clarke was best known for his 39-year run as Mickey Horton on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives . He was an original cast member of the iconic daytime serial in 1965 and played the role until 2004. In 1979, he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series category. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for his work in 2004.

'Chad & Abby in Paris' Sneak Peak: Abby Finds Chad in Juliette's Bed

On the next episode of Days of our Lives: The Digital Series , Juliette (Rachele Schank) and Abigail (Kate Mansi) come to blows as Abigail discovers Chad (Billy Flynn) in Juliette's bed! Check out a sneak peek below.

Nelson Aspen Thrills Packed House with His "Showbiz Scrapbook"

On October 4, I arrived at The Green Room 42 for international entertainment reporter and entertainer Nelson Aspen's sold out debut performance of "A Showbiz Scrapbook." Having seen Nelson multiple times in recent years, I knew he always packed the house so there was no excuse for not buying a ticket before they were all gone but I somehow still managed to end up on the wait list. After being rejected by the ticket booth a few times I made one last attempt to beg my way into the show and secured a bar stool by the door. Lucky for me there are no bad seats in this terrific venue, which I had never visited before. As for the premiere of Nelson's latest show, it was everything I had hoped for and more. One big new addition for "Showbiz Scrapbook" was the use of audio-visual clips and images to highlight Nelson's prolific television work. During the course of the evening, Nelson recounted everything from how being Princess Diana's fitness traine

Today in Soap Opera History (October 9)

"The best prophet of the future is the past." ― Lord Byron "Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture. On this date in... 1957: On The Right to Happiness , Nurse Helen Mason (Ruth Newton) reported overhearing a racketeer's confession of drugging her patient which broke the defense of the fraudulent insurance claim case. 1967: On Dark Shadows , Dave Woodard (Peter Turgeon) told Julia Hoffman (Grayson Hall) that he discovered the "original" Barnabas Collins had a sister named Sarah. He then revealed he met and walked with Sarah (Sharon Smyth) in the mausoleum.

'Marvel's Helstrom' Cast Revealed

Marvel Television and HULU have announced casting for MARVEL’S HELSTROM - the live-action series based on the popular Marvel comic book. The series will mark Marvel’s first foray into terror and is slated for debut in 2020. In MARVEL’S HELSTROM, Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity — each with their attitude and skills. Tom Austen (“Grantchester,” “The Borgias”) as Daimon Helstrom - A professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist, Daimon has no illusions about saving a world he has no patience for; he just hopes he can help a few of the people closest to him. In his battle against a hidden world, Daimon is determined to root out demons as they arise, and will not stop until they're vanquished.

Today in Soap Opera History (October 8)

"The best prophet of the future is the past." ― Lord Byron "Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture. On this date in... 1968: On The Doctors , Congressman Jason Randall (M. Emmet Walsh) arrived at Hope Memorial for a hospital tour with a posse of reporters, flustering Nurse Simpson (Carolee Campbell). 1969: On Dark Shadows , Count Andreas Petofi (David Selby), in Quentin's body, informed Angelique she had to follow his orders in the future. Julia (Grayson Hall) realized that Petofi (Thayer David) was really Quentin but then disappeared back to 1969.