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In Los Angeles on April 12, 2014, Days of Our Lives received a GLAAD Media award for Outstanding Daily Drama, due largely to Will and Sonny's continuing love story. Guy Wilson (Will) and Kate Mansi (Abigail) were on hand to receive it. See pics Guy tweeted here.

Enjoy a Los Angeles Clippers Playoff game at the LA Staples Center with Shawn Christian (Daniel), including a pregame dinner with him at the Lexis Club inside the Staples Center. Place your bid before Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 3 p.m. ET.

Take a 1-hour helicopter ride over LA with Arianne Zucker (Nicole). You have until Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 3 p.m. ET to place your bid.

Watch a two-minute preview of Sonny and Will's historic wedding (the first time in daytime soaps that two men have legally wed). The festivities took place on April 1.

"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was released on March 11, 2014 and is now available on iTunes for $12.99. Also, buy or rent at Amazon. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit

On March 3, 2014, NATAS released the daytime drama performers' pre-nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The final nominations will be announced on Thursday, May 1.

Ralph Waite (Father Matt) passed away on February 13, 2014, at the age of 85.

Days 2014 Pre-emptions:
Monday, May 26 (French Open Tennis)
Thursday & Friday, June 5 & 6 (French Open Tennis)
Monday, September 1 (PGA Golf)
Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28 (Thanksgiving)

The 2014 Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards were presented on Saturday, February 1, 2014, when the writing team for "Days of Our Lives" won.
The nominees in Daytime Drama which aired between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013 were:
NBC's Days of Our Lives, Written by Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio, David A. Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, & Christopher J. Whitesell.
ABC's General Hospital, Written by Michelle Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James OíConnor, Jean Passanante, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, & Chris Van Etten.
Y&R's The Young and the Restless, Associate Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Tracey Thomson; Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Brent Boyd, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Beth Milstein, Lisa Seidman, Natalie Minardi Slater, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Teresa Zimmerman.
CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful chose not to enter a submission this year.

On January 22, 2014, NBC picked up "Days of Our Lives" until September 2016, guaranteeing that it will remain on the air through its 50th season. Its 50th anniversary is on November 8, 2015.

Alison Sweeney (Sami) is leaving "Days of Our Lives" when her contract expires later this year. She's been on the show since 1993.

Shawn Christian (Daniel) sustained an injury requiring five stitches when he took an elbow to the mouth on January 4, 2014. He doubts it will stop him from kissing. The show will work it into his storyline.

Kirsten Storms (ex-Belle) and husband Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny, GH) welcomed a baby girl named Harper on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.  She is on leave from GH, where she plays Maxie.

Since HLN has decided not to broadcast the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards, NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) is looking for a new broadcast home.

Victor Alfieri (ex-Giovanni, B&B; ex-Gianni, Passions; ex-Franco, Days; ex-Ciro, AMC) claims he was attacked with a hairbrush by his 47-year-old neighbor, Christopher Veech, who beat him in the face in December, 2013, after relentlessly harassing him for more than a year and threatening to put him in the hospital. According to Alfieri, Veech was arrested for battery but released a day later, and the harassment never stopped. He says, "the right side of his face still hurts like a bitch and his right eye now twitches." The judge granted the restraining order, but can't order Veech to stay far away because he lives in Alfieri's building, so the order is that Veech must stay 3 yards away.

Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R & B&B; ex-Kristen, Days) is partnering with Evolution Vintage for charity by selling several of her own dresses that she previously wore on the red carpet, with most of the proceeds going to No Kid Hungry. To find out what's available for purchase, click here or visit them on Facebook and Twitter.

Watch Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne, Days) and Jen Lilley (Theresa, Days; ex-Maxie, GH) riffing on the show, stars, and behind the scenes crew in this rap video with appearances from Alison Sweeney (Sami, Days) and several other Salemites, along with clips from the show.


Kate Mansi (Abigail) is offering auction items on behalf of K2 Charity: Water Campaign until December 30, 2013, including a lunch with Days cast members. Also on auction is the water can that Mansi used in her photo shoot. She says, ďItís signed and annotated by the entire Days cast including: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Shawn Christian (Daniel), Ari Zucker (Nicole), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Blake Berris (Nick), Freddie Smith (Sonny), Camila Banus (Gabi), Casey Deidrick (ex-Chad), Guy Wilson (Will), Eric Martsolf (Brady) and the rest of the gang!Ē Another auction item is a Days script. Mansi reveals, It is signed by the entire DAYS cast and features my hand written notes and doodles (if you can read them).Ē For more information, please visit

Enjoy the "I'm A Soap Star" comedic rap video starring Sean Kanan (AJ, GH; ex-Deacon, B&B & Y&R), Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge, B&B), Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days), Kim Matula (Hope, B&B), and more.

After 14 years on the air, SOAPnet will go dark on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 when Walt Disney Co. will no longer provide programming for the channel in favor of Disney Junior, a channel for toddlers. Click here for the full story.

Deidre Hall (Marlena) has turned one of her lovely watercolor paintings into a holiday card that you can send to your loved ones. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that supports veterans. Click here to visit her Web site and purchase a set of cards to do good while spreading some holiday cheer!

Eric Winter (ex-Rex, Days) and his wife, Roselyn Sanchez (ex-Pilar, ATWT) are involved in an animated project about a little girl, La Golda, who teaches children about the importance of education, respect, and giving back all in a fun and vibrant way. Sanchez will voice one of the characters. The project was successfully funded through a Kickstarter campaign on December 4, 2013.

Martha Madison (ex-Belle, Days; ex-Elizabeth, GH; ex-Lola, Passions) and husband AJ Gilbert, had a baby girl named Charley Elizabeth on November 3, 2013.

Holly Gagnier (ex-Cassie Carpenter, OLTL; ex-Ivy Jannings, Days) is being sued by her 80-year-old ballet teacher, Patricia McCoy, who claims that Gagnier tried to sabotage a potential movie deal between McCoy and Hunter Tylo (ex-Dr. Taylor Hayes, B&B; ex-Marina Toscano, Days; ex-Robin McCall, AMC). Read more here!

NBC will be televising the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia in February. So far, they will only be pre-empting "Days of Our Lives" on Thursday, February 20, 2014, but there may be some time-slot shifting if the show airs between 3 & 5 p.m. ET in your area.

Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) has signed on to "Acting Dead," an independent television series about zombies. She will guest star as Dr. Ivana Wurshter, the mysterious woman behind the zombie-actor producing company, Flatline Inc.  Production begins on Saturday, October 12. Other stars and guest stars include John J. York (Mac, GH), Eric Martsolf (Brady, Days; ex-Ethan, Passions), Jillian Clare (ex-Abigail, Days), and Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days). The semi-dark comedy about the world of Hollywood Zombies has until Wednesday, October 16 for their crowd funding campaign, with perks beginning at just $4. To join the campaign team, or learn more about the show, visit

Alison Sweeney (Sami) is on the cover of the September 2013 issue of "Women's Running" magazine.

Michael Easton (ex-Tanner) and his wife, Ginevra Arabia, have a new baby boy, Jack Boru, born on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He joins big sis, Lilah Bell, who was born on April 15, 2011.

The Season 17 cast of "Dancing With the Stars" includes Brant Daugherty (ex-Brian) dancing with Peta Murgatroyd. The season premiered on Monday, September 16, 2013 on ABC.

Matt CedeŮo (ex-Brandon, Days) and wife Erica Franco welcomed a son, Jaxon Cruz, on August 7, 2013.

"Days of Our Lives," "General Hospital," & "The Young and the Restless" were nominated for Artios Awards by the Casting Society of America. The awards for casting in television and film will be distributed simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton and New York's XL Nightclub on Monday, November 18, 2013.

Christie Clark (ex-Carrie) and husband Thomas Barnes welcomed their third daughter, Charlotte Joy on August 6, 2013. Charlie joins older sisters Hannah, 5, and Emma, 2.

The Raymond Historical Museum, in the Sierra Nevada town of Raymond, California, near Yosemite, is owned and operated by Lynn Herring (Lucy, GH & PC; ex-Audrey, ATWT; ex-Lisanne, Days) and Wayne Northrop (Roman, Days; ex-Rex, PC). It is in the 1886 Charles Miller House, containing historical items from the area, from wagons to a restored train caboose, Native American artifacts to granite and gold mining tools. You can sit on the old board and batten home's porch or in the original kitchen filled with antique cooking utensils and be transported back in time.

Deidre Hall (Marlena) will be honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2014.

HLN (Headline News) presented the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16. Go to our Daytime news page to find out who won'

Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric, Days) and wife Daneel Harris Ackles (ex-Shannon, OLTL), who wed in 2010, announced the birth of their daughter Justice Jay "JJ" Ackles on Thursday, May 30.

Watch full episodes of "Days of Our Lives" on & Canadian viewers can view them at GlobalTV.

On May 14, LA County Sheriff's deputies raided the house of 20-year-old Dylan Patton (ex-Will) in Agoura Hills, CA, and arrested him for selling cocaine. He was jailed with bail set at $30,000 and faces up to 9 years in state prison.

Martha Madison (ex-Belle) and her husband AJ Gilbert are expecting a baby girl.

Alison Sweeney (Sami) is on the cover of Shape magazine for the second time, in a teeny red bikini. In the May issue, she chats all about her fitness schedules, how she's completed a triathlon, and even shares a workout'

Drake Hogestyn (John) has placed his Malibu home on the market for $5 million. The Tuscan-style two-story home was built in 2002. Drake bought the property for $2.9 million in 2003. There are fireplaces in the living room, family room, and master suite of the 6,616-square-foot house with five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, French doors, hardwood floors, decks and balconies. The grounds also include a circular driveway, swimming pool, sycamore trees, fruit trees, and an herb garden. See a picture of it here'

"Days of Our Lives" won for Outstanding Daily Drama at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards which recognize outstanding representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Days was nominated for Sonny and Will's love story featuring Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith. Freddie Smith (Sonny) accepted the award in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

If you have a question for Days' Galen Gering (Rafe), e-mail it to, and they will ask the actor as part of an upcoming interview in SOD.

Email your questions for Freddie Smith (Sonny) to, and they will ask the actor as part of an upcoming interview in Soap Opera Digest' 

"Days of Our Lives" pictures, autographs, and scripts are being auctioned on eBay to benefit Autism Speaks.

David A. Levinson, who was a staff writer with "Days" since September 6, 2011, has been replaced by 71-year-old David Cherrill as of June, 2013, who was previously with "Days" from 2008-2011. He started his career as an actor in the 1970s playing Tom Hughes on "As the World Turns." He has been a writer since 1981, working on "As The World Turns" (1981, 1998-1999), "Search For Tomorrow" (1982-1983), "Another World" (1984-1989), and "One Life to Live" (1995-1997, 2001-2004). He has been nominated for 7 Daytime Emmys (1985, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, and 2012), winning in 1994 and in 2012. Although his birth name is Christopher David Colson, he now uses his wife's first name, Cherrill, as his last name. They have two daughters, Katherine and Emily.

Nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild Award for Best Daytime Drama included the writing teams of "Days of Our Lives," "One Life to Live," and "The Young and The Restless." On February 17, 2013, the award went to Y&R.

Peter Reckell (Bo), who left the show in July, 2012, has sold his ecofriendly Brentwood, CA home for $3.35 million. The actor and wife, Kelly Moneymaker, also own a home in Portland, OR. For a look at Reckell's former abode, click here.

The nominees for the 2012 Directors Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials were Albert Alarr for Days, Larry Carpenter, William Ludel, & Scott McKinsey for GH, and Jill Mitwell for OLTL. At the DGA award ceremony, OLTL's Jill Mitwell won for the episode "Between Heaven and Hell."

Days of Our Lives has been renewed through September 2014. The show will celebrate its 48th anniversary in November 2013 and is NBC's longest-running drama series. Also, it aired its milestone 12,000th episode on January 11, 2013.

Matthew Borlenghi (ex-Marino) and Shanelle Workman (ex-Flash/Sarah, OLTL) are involved in legal battles with Workman's mother over her younger sister, Ariel, who stars in "Modern Family". More Information

Peggy McCay (Caroline) appears in a public service announcement with Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) for November's National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. "It came about because of Caroline's story on Days. I was very honored to be asked. I have personal friends who are dealing with this because of relatives with Alzheimerís." Carolineís struggle with Alzheimerís has also struck a chord with viewers. "I just got a really heartbreaking letter from a fan whose mother has a full-blown case of Alzheimer's," she discloses. "He described what it is like to care for her. Alzheimer's affects the patient and family members. Often, family members can be left feeling helpless." There is support available at To see the PSA, go here

Emmy-winner Barbara Esensten, who created Loving/The City with James Harmon Brown and wrote for a slew of soaps including Guiding Light, Port Charles, One Life to Live, Days of Our Lives, Dynasty, and All My Children, passed away on November 14, 2012, at the age of 75.

John Ingle (ex-Mickey) passed away 9/16/12. More.

After Melissa Reeves (Jenn) tweeted her support of Chik-Fil-A on Twitter, Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R) wrote this article about the fast food chain controversy. Crystal Chappel (ex-Carly) speaks up for her good friend Missy.

Congratulations to "Days of Our Lives" for winning Daytime Emmy Awards on June 23, 2012 for Outstanding Writing Team and Outstanding Younger Actor Chandler Massey as Will Horton.

The Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards to honor those behind the scenes was held at the Westin Bonaventure on Sunday, June 17, 2012. GH was the most winning soap, taking home statues for Casting, Costume Design, Song, and Technical Direction; Days won for Makeup and Stunt Coordination; B&B won Art Direction/Set Direction and tied Y&R for Hairstyling; AMC was the winner in Editing and tied Y&R for Sound Mixing; OLTL won Lighting; and Y&R took home Score.

Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days) is raising funds for LifeCHANGE, the leadership program she started with her brother, Todd, and Jason Cook (Matt, GH). For more information about LifeCHANGE, or to make a donation, please visit:

"Days of Our Lives" head writers Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr., who joined the show last May, were replaced by former Days Co-Executive Producer and one-time Co-Head Writer Gary Tomlin and former Days Co-Head writer Christopher Whitesell.

Help Joe Mascolo (Stefano) Stomp Out Bullying'

Lisa De Cazotte has joined Greg Meng as Co-Executive Producer of "Days of Our Lives," replacing Noel Maxam. Ken Corday remains Executive Producer. De Cazotte was a producer at AMC, had been Executive Producer at Passions, and previously worked on Santa Barbara and GH.

"Days of Our Lives" has an online social network at with interactive video chats with cast members, never-before-seen photos and footage, promotions, and contests. It's a place for fans to connect to their favorite cast members through mediums like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. The site will stream events live, such as signings for the new book, fan events, and other promotional events. It will also offer interactive polls and events to allow fans to get insider view, express comments and feel connected to the show and its cast.

Days Scoops/Spoilers

Spoilers by Mandy and Suzanne

SOD 4/20/14

Brady Dumps Theresa! Theresaís efforts to keep Brady close backfire and he breaks things off with her. Bradyís rejection triggers unpleasant memories for Theresa. She does have someone in her corner, however: her cousin Eric. While Brady may think the fling is over, Theresa has hopes that he will change his mind.

Ratings for 3/17: 1.9

*Hot Plots Preview* Rafe Blasts Nick! Rafe discovers that Nick, once again, has Gabi under his spell and is furious. Unfortunately, Rafe realizes that there is no point in talking to Gabi about it. Rafe decides to confront Nick, who doesnít seem ruffled by the encounter.

Liam blackmails Nicole on 4/15. Aiden makes an admission to Marlena on 4/16, while Marybeth stirs up trouble for Paige and JJ. Gabi freaks out when Will talks about a custody agreement on 4/17. Someone prints incriminating photos of Abigail and EJ and delivers them to the DiMera mansion on 4/18.

What Will Happen: Liam blackmails Nicole. Gabi makes a surprising announcement to Will. Rafe punches Nick, who gives Rafe a warning. Nicole tries to come clean with Daniel.

SOD 4/14/14

Daniel Is Suspended! Liamís sick game of revenge against Jennifer and Daniel escalates this week when he obtains valuable information to use against his rival. Daniel, Jennifer, JJ and Paige are having a private conversation, unaware that Liamís is privy to whatís being said. Something comes up in their talk that Liam decides to use as a way to destroy Jennifer and Danielís relationship. Meanwhile, Daniel picks up on Jenniferís changed attitude toward Liam. At the hospital, Liam implements a clever way to depict Daniel as an irresponsible doctor by exposing key information from the docís less-than-stellar past. The news spreads through the hospital and Kayla is put in the unenviable position of having to call Daniel in for a meeting. The two discuss the situation and Kayla states that while an investigation is under way, she has no choice but to suspend Daniel. Daniel respects Kaylaís decision. In the aftermath, Liam takes great delight in the harm the scandal has created for Daniel. His hope is that it will spark enough tension between Daniel and Jennifer to ultimately tear them apart. Unfortunately, this is only the beginning of what the diabolical Liam has in store for Jennifer and Daniel.

Ratings for 3/10: 1.8

*Hot Plots Preview* Lucas And Sheryl Heat Up! Sheryl and Lucas take their relationship to the next level. Unfortunately, Kate senses the growing attachment and tries to undermine it. Sheryl decides to take matters into her own hands and confronts Kate. During their chat, Sheryl threatens to expose Kateís connection to her coming to Salem.

Ben flirts with Abigail on 4/8, while Hope sees Aiden in a new light when she overhears a conversation between him and his son. Bev is unhappy when she realizes that JJ is falling for Paige on 4/10. A new bond grows between Maxine and Abe on 4/11.

*Public Affair* EJ Is Shaken To The Core When His Affair With Abigail Is Discovered! This week, Stefano stuns EJ by revealing that he is well aware of his sonís extracurricular activities with Abigail. EJís mind reels with the possible repercussions. Especially when The Phoenix remains quiet about his plans. EJ has known from the start that the truth coming out was a potential threat to his happiness with Sami.

What Will Happen: EJ is stunned when someone reveals they know about his affair with Abigail. Brady makes a surprising decision. Sheryl threatens to expose Kate. JJ asks Paige out on a date.

SOD 4/6/14

Eric Tells Nicole He Canít Marry Her! Nicoleís week begins with her making a move to destroy the evidence involving Dr. Chykaís letter, once and for all. Nicole thinks that sheís alone, but Liam suddenly emerges from the bushes. Liam strikes up a conversation with Nicole, and says he knows her. He then explains that he has seen Nicoleís work on television. Meanwhile, Eric is struggling with his faith. He meets with Nicole and announces that he canít marry her. Eric explains that because of dark things in Nicoleís past, such as her previous career as a porn actress, she canít become his wife.

Ratings for 3/3: 2.0

*Hot Plots Preview* Theresa Plots To Keep Brady! Theresa comes up with a dangerous plan to keep Brady hooked on her.

Aiden confronts Hope regarding what she said about him to Kayla on 3/31. Ben meets Abigail for the first time and is intrigued by her on 4/1. Liam sets up Daniel to look bad in front of Jennifer on 4/3.

*Well Groomed* Itís The Big Day For Will And Sonny - With Plenty Of Drama To Shake Things Up! T is put in charge of the bachelor party and screws things up big-time. Meanwhile, Marlena panics when she runs into trouble obtaining the license so that she can officiate the wedding. She turns to EJ and Sami for help. Elsewhere in Salem, Caroline is fretting over the speech that Sonny and Will have asked her to give at the ceremony. She confides to Kayla that because of her Alzheimerís, sheís worried about forgetting it and possibly ruining the wedding. Fortunately, a sensitive Kayla eases Carolineís fears and assures her mom that she will be fine. Before the wedding, Gabi and Sonny have a tense moment over her growing attachment to Nick. Theresa adds to the drama by insisting that Brady be her date for the nuptials. Will and Sonny break with tradition by having their respective moms, Sami and Adrienne, walk them down the aisle to the altar, where a relieved Marlena is standing, thrilled that she can officiate. With the ceremony underway, Sonny and Will exchange vows that theyíve prepared themselves. At the wedding, Justin and Lucas deliver heartwarming speeches about their sons. Caroline rises to make her speech and a hush falls over the room. At the reception, there is an awkward moment when Brady and Theresa are found in the throes of passion in one of the rooms at the Kiriakis mansion. As the momentous day draws to a close, Sonny and Will embark on their honeymoon.

What Will Happen: Sonny and Willís bachelor party takes a surprising turn. Aiden confronts Hope. Ben is smitten when he meets Abigail. Marlena turns to Sami and EJ for help in a crisis.

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