By Marlena De Lacroix
The star of the 2008 Emmys was a body part your mother blushingly called your “backside.” Stars couldn’t stop talking about derrieres, and wound up acting a lot like them.
“Oh, oh, I love your butt, what a cute little butt, I’d take that cute little butt,” All My Children’s Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) squealed as she checked out Bryan Datillo’s on the SoapNet Emmy PreShow, which Budig was co-hosting with Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake, AMC).
And then there was Tyra Banks’ acceptance speech for Best Talk Show: “When you have a dream, there are going to be many people that tell you that you cannot do it, that you are not good enough. And I want you to tell them to kiss your dimply, fat, juicy, booty-licious, skinny, jiggly, saggy, fat ass.”
Marlena isn’t ordinarily a prude about language. But these are the Daytime Emmys, the once a year gathering that is supposed to salute excellence and reward the very hard work talented people do in daytime drama every day. Generations of producers, performers and journalists have fought to make sure the Daytime Emmys remain respectful both to the soap world, and intelligently inviting to the outside world, where soaps are [Read more…]