Behind the scenes of the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Despite the dire state of daytime drama following the cancellations of "One Life to Live" and "All My Children," the mood was doggedly upbeat at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. While I talked to many stars on the red carpet about their sadness over the shrinking number of network daytime dramas (right now there are just four) and their sympathy for unemployed colleagues, that bummer mood was largely put aside when the show began. With bouncy hosting by Wayne Brady and performances by Celine Dion, Penn & Teller and Cirque de Soleil, it was time to get the party started. At least, as long as the party lasts.

"Criminal Minds" star Shemar Moore came backstage to pay tribute to his roots on "Young and the Restless." "I miss ‘Y&R’ and I will always honor the source," he said. "Bill Bell, who’s no longer with us, took a chance on me. And he changed my life." But that doesn’t mean he intends to return. "If I could come back and do a cameo, I would. In my heart, I’d love to go back to the show, but in the politics of the Hollywood game, it doesn’t make a lot of sense. ‘Y&R’ is like high school, and I graduated. ‘Criminal Minds’ is college. And grad school is going after the same stuff as Denzel [Washington] and Jamie [Foxx]." But if for any reason he were to be flunked out of "Criminal Minds" (he just signed a two year contract to stay on the show), going back wouldn’t be easy. "I can’t now. Darius [McCrary] is playing Malcolm Winters. You aren’t gonna get me hating on my boy." Read More...


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