Saturday, June 21, 2008

And the Emmy Goes To.....

Time for my favorite event of the year: The Daytime Emmy Awards. However, ya know how just a few people ruin it for everyone else? I think Jilly G and I may have done that a couple of years ago. (Click here to read about those adventures.)

"I'd like to thank the academy."
See, the DTE Awards used to be in New York, but it came to Hollywood for the first time in 2006. That year we were allowed to take in cameras, run around the lobby mingling with the stars, and go in and out of the Kodak as much as we wanted. Now they've gone all Hollywood-security on us and had the main part of the red-carpet blocked off, we weren't allowed to take in cameras (even though we snuck them in), the bar closed the minute the show opened so you couldn't even get water, and we weren't allowed to re-enter if we left the Kodak. Secret's out - soap opera fans are a wild and crazy security risk.
BFF Carrie-ITC flew out for this event (we've been watching All My Children together since college) and we all stayed at BFF Jilly G's apartment near Hollywood. Carrie-ITC and I went to the red carpet fesitivites for some early stalking and then Jilly G met us inside the Kodak after work. We had great seats and, surprisingly, the show wasn't as boring as usual so we stayed until almost the end. Of course we had to leave a little bit early to get prime stalking spots as the stars left. Some red carpet sightings (left to right): Rachael Ray, Susan Lucci (Erica Kane, AMC), Tyra Banks, Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer, GH), Brian Kerwin (Charlie Banks, OLTL) and Tuc Watkins (David Vickers, OLTL, and Bob Hunter, Desperate Housewives), Sherri Shepherd (The View). (Click images to enlarge.)
Some of my favorites (left to right): My boyfriend, Michael Easton!!! (John McBain, OLTL), Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning, OLTL), Roger Howarth (ex-Todd Manning, OLTL, Paul Ryan, GL), Tracey Bergman (Lauren Fenmore, Y&R), Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby, Y&R), Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery, AMC, host of DTE 2008, Dancing with the Stars 2007), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, Y&R, Corbin Bernsen's mom in real life).
Other noteworthy sightings:
  • Aiden Turner (Aidan Devane, AMC) Got a picture with him; he seemed very shy.
  • Alicia Minshew (Kendell Hart, AMC)
  • Ellen Wheeler (Exec Producer, GL, ex-Cindy Chandler, AMC)
  • Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater, AMC) He's kinda an ass, but I did get a picture with him.
  • Heather Tom (Katherine Logan, B&B, ex-Kelly Cramer, OLTL) Got a picture with her.
  • Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Roberts, DOOL)
  • Darin Brooks (Max Brady, DOOL) Jilly G got a picture with him.
  • Jason Cook (ex-Shawn Brady, DOOL)
  • Judi Evans (Bonnie Lockhart, DOOL) Got a good close-up picture of her.
  • Rachel Melvin (Chelsea Benson, DOOL) Very nice; got a picture with her.
  • Thaao Penghlis (Tony Dimera, DOOL) Jilly G got a picture with him.
  • Greg Vaughan (Lucky Spencer, GH)
  • Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones, GH)
  • Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber, GH) Got a picture with her.
  • Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing, GH)
  • Ron Hale (Mike Corbin, GH) Got a picture with him.
  • Brandon Buddy (Cole Thornhart, OLTL) Got a picture with him.
  • Bree Williamson (Jessica/Tess, OLTL)
  • Robert Woods (Bo Buchanan, OLTL)
  • Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore, Y&R) Got a great picture with her at the end of the night.
  • Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman, Y&R, ex-Mia Saunders, AMC) Got a picture with her.
  • Bryton McClure (Devon Hamilton, Y&R) Got a picture with him.
  • Christel Khalil (Lily Winters, Y&R) Got a picture with her.
  • Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin, Y&R) Got a great close-up picture of him on the red carpet.
  • Don Diamont (Brad Carlton, Y&R)
  • Doug Davidson (Paul Williams, Y&R) Jilly G got a picture with him.
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell, Y&R, ex-Frankie/Maggie Stone, AMC)
  • Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher, Y&R)
  • Kate Linder (Esther Valentine, Y&R)
  • Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters, Y&R) Carrie-ITC babysat his cute little daughter while he was taking pictures with us.
  • Michael Graziadei (Daniel Romalotti, Y&R) Got a great picture with him at the end of the night.
  • Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott, Y&R, ex-Cliff Warner, AMC)
  • Thad Luckinbill (JT Hellstrom, Y&R) Got a picture with him.
  • Vail Bloom (Heather Stevens, Y&R) Got a great picture with her at the end of the night.
  • Barbara Walters Talked to her while standing at the hostess stand in a restaurant; she's not overly friendly like most daytime stars.

Cheers to another successful stalking outing (and not getting arrested)! (Click here to see ALL pictures.)

1 comment:

Lee Ann Spillane: said...

Look at you!! How fun is the red carpet! Thanks for the link comment on my blog-- I'll be sure to visit yours more often now! California sure agrees with you!