'American Idol': Jason Castro gets soapy, big turnout in Nashville and more

Zap2it's one-stop post for all your "American Idol" alumni news for Thursday, July 15.

Jason Castro is coming back to your TV. On July 29 and 30 he will guest star on "The Bold and the Beautiful" on CBS. He'll be a part of Oliver's (Zack Conroy) attempts to romance Hope (Kimberly Matula). [CBS]

The Season 10 auditions kicked off July 15 in Nashville. Over 10,000 people showed up on Day 1, according to judge Ellen DeGeneres. Since they lowered the age, we wonder how many of those people are 15 year-olds. [Twitter]

The Miss America pageant is welcoming "American Idol" semifinalist Arianna Afsar. Arianna was in the Top 36 of Season 8 with Adam Lambert and Kris Allen and was just recently crowned Miss California 2010. [NY Post]

What do the "American Idol" producers look for in a contestant? [USA Today]

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Daytime Emmys 2010 winners list

"As the World Turns" took home some hardware in its penultimate Daytime Emmy ceremony. Michael Park and Maura West took home Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress, which was his first win and her second. "Atwt" also took home Outstanding Supporting Actress for Julie Pinson (pictured).

Here is the full list of winners:

Outstanding Drama Series

"All My Children"

"The Bold and The Beautiful"

"General Hospital"

"The Young and the Restless"

Outstanding Lead Actor

Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott on "The Young and the Restless"

Doug Davidson as Paul Williams on "The Young and the Restless"

Jon Lindstrom as Craig Montgomery on "As the World Turns"

Michael Park as Jack Snyder on "As the World Turns"

James Scott as E.J. Dimera on "Days of Our Lives"

Outstanding Lead Actress

Sarah Brown as Claudia Zacchara on "General Hospital"

Crystal Chappell as Olivia Spencer on "Guiding Light"

Bobbie Eakes as Krystal Carey
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2010 Daytime Emmys welcome Ryan Seacrest, Wayne Brady, Vanessa Marcil and more

The 2010 Daytime Emmys are live from Las Vegas Sunday, June 27. Hosted by Regis Philbin, the awards are welcoming "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest to introduce an "American Bandstand" and Dick Clark tribute that will feature Chubby Checker, the Jersey Boys, Donny Osmond and Tony Orlando.

The telecast is also welcoming Wayne Brady, Vanessa Marcil, Jeff Foxworthy and Alex Trebek as presenters and a performance by the Las Vegas production of "The Lion King" musical.

Presenters previously announced include: Rachael Ray, Zack Conroy, Jonathan Jackson, Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Drew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears and Dr. Lisa Masterson from "The Doctors," Rebecca Budig, Sharon Case, Michael Easton, Jon Hensley, Kelley Menighan Hensley, Susan Lucci and many more.

The 37th annual Daytime Emmys air Sunday, June 27 at 9 p.m. Et (tape-delayed on the West Coast) on CBS.

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'The Bold and the Beautiful' books Jason Castro

'The Bold and the Beautiful' books Jason Castro
American Idol alum Jason Castro will make an appearance on CBS’ The Bold and The Beautiful in July. In an episode that he’ll tape next week at the sudser’s Los Angeles set, Castro will play himself and sing “Love Uncompromised” — a track off his self-titled debut album — in a scene involving Hope (Kimberly Matula) and Oliver (Zack Conroy).

Musicians routinely appear on CBS daytime soaps to showcase their work. Performers like Pat Benatar, Jewel, Enrique Iglesias, pianist Van Cliburn and opera singers Il Divo, for example, have dropped by The Young and the Restless, while Cyndi Lauper appeared on As The World Turns.
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Daytime Emmys 2010: Rachael Ray, Susan Lucci, Montel Williams among presenters

We now have the official word on who will be flying to Sin City to present at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Well, the first group of presenters, this is.

Daytime Emmy Award nominees Rachael Ray ("The Rachael Ray Show"), Zack Conroy ("The Bold and the Beautiful") and Jonathan Jackson ("General Hospital") as well as Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Drew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears and Dr. Lisa Masterson from the Daytime Emmy-nominated show, "The Doctors" are among those selected to present.

Other presenters will include Rebecca Budig ("All My Children"), Sharon Case ("The Young and the Restless"), Michael Easton ("One Life to Live"), Jon Hensley ("As The World Turns"), Kelley Menighan Hensley ("As The World Turns"), Susan Lucci ("All My Children"), Chris Massey ("Zoey 101"), Kyle Massey ("Cory in the House"), Cameron Mathison ("All My Children"), Kimberly Matula ("The Bold and the Beautiful"), Laura McKenzie ("Laura McKenzie's Traveler
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2010 Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced

Los Angeles, California (X17online) - Nominations have been announced for the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. In the Outstanding Talk Show Category, Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Ray and Regis & Kelly will be duking it out for the statue. This year, The Young and the Restless has 16 nominations, Sesame Street has 14 and One Life to Live has 13 nods. Check out the breakdown of some of the nominations below: Outstanding Drama Series: All My Children (ABC) The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS) General Hospital (ABC) The Young and the Restless (CBS) Outstanding Lead Actor: Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) – The Young and the Restless Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) -The Young and the Restless Jon Lindstrom (Craig Montgomery) – As the World Turns Michael Park (Jack Snyder) – As the World Turns James Scott (E.J. Dimera) – Days of Our Lives Outstanding Lead Actress: Sarah Brown (Claudia Zacchara) – General Hospital Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer) – Guiding Light
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Zack Conroy Joins Cast of The Bold and the Beautiful

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Zack Conroy is joining the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful.

The young actor, who has appeared on Gossip Girl and As the World Turns, will play Oliver Jones. The character is described by head writer Brad Bell as follows:

"Oliver is a leading man. He's someone who's in the music industry, with lots of ambition. But he's also a good guy who's going to be looking after his sister, Agie. Oliver and Agnes are very close and look out for each other. He's going to meet all these Forresters and Logans and hook up with Hope, but Steffy's going to be there to cause trouble."

Conroy will debut on January 20.
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