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DAYSís Corday Received Star on May 15, 2017 10:13 AM
DAYSís Executive Producer, Ken Corday, who received the 2,612th star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame today in the category of Television. In addition to a
host of DAYS stars in attendance, fellow Walk of Famer Andy Garcia was the
guest speaker. The star was placed next to the star that Deidre Hall (Marlena)
received last year. You can watch the ceremony live at 2:30 p.m. TT/11:30 a.m.
PT. at www.walkoffame.com
Bid on a Walk-On Role in Days of Our Lives in LA until Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at
3:06 p.m. ET.
At the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show on Sunday, April 30, 2017, the
following winners were announced:
Writing Team: Y&R
Directing Team & Drama Series: GH
Supporting Actress: Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Supporting Actor: Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Younger Actress: Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Younger Actor: Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GH)
Lead Actress: Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Lead Actor: Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)
At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards show on Friday, April 28, at the Pasadena
Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, the following winners were announced:
Casting Director: Marnie Saitta, Days of Our Lives
Art & Lighting Direction, Set Decoration, Editing: Y&R
Technical Team, Costume Design, & Makeup: B&B
Sound Mixing & Music Direction: Days of Our Lives
Original Song: Days' "When Time Was On Our Side"
Hairstyling: General Hospital
Stunt Coordinator: Terry James, Days
Digital Drama Series: The Bay the Series
Digital Drama Series Outstanding Actress: Mary Beth Evans (Sara Garrett, The
Outstanding Actor: Kristos Andros (Pete Garrett, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actress: Carolyn Hennesy (Karen Blackwell, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actor: Nicolas Coster (Mayor Jack Madison, The Bay)
The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show, hosted by Mario Lopez & Sheryl
Underwood, was live-streamed at
Twitter-Periscope Producer at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 30,
2017. Click here for the list of nominees.
Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) hosted the red-carpet pre-show from 5:30 -
7:30 ET / 2:30 - 4:30 PT on both days as well as 2 additional Facebook Live
appearances from the NATAS Emmy Gifting Suites for the nominees on Saturday,
April 29 at 4 & 7 p.m. ET / 1 & 4 p.m. PT.
Eileen Davidson's book "Dial Emmy for Murder" will become a movie!
On Friday, February 24, 2017, Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami) underwent surgery to
repair the ACL on her right knee, which she had injured while skiing in
On February 21, 2017, NBC announced that it has renewed "Days of Our Lives"
for Season 52.
On Thursday, February 9, Joseph Mascolo last appeared as Days' Stefano,
filmed before his death on December 7, 2016. In the episode, Marlena (Deidre
Hall), Rafe (Galen Gering) & Leann Hunley (Anna) confront him about his
transgressions against them through the years.
In a special video, Mascolo's long-time castmates share their memories of the
"Days of Our Lives" has replaced Co-Head Writer Dena Higley with Ron
Carlivati as Head Writer effective immediately. Carlivati worked at both GH &
OLTL. Previous Co-Head Writer Ryan Quan & Sheri Anderson Thomas, who wrote for
"Guiding Light, "Santa Barbara," and GH, will both be Creative Consultants.
Kassie DePaiva (ex-Eve, Days; ex-Blair, OLTL),
who was diagnosed in 2016 with acute myeloid leukemia, announced on February 4,
2017, that she is now cancer free!
The pre-nom results were announced on January 25
with 10 in each category moving forward to Blue Ribbon voting for which actors
can submit 20 minutes from up to 4 episodes. The final nominations will be
announced on Wednesday, March 22. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards show will be on April 28
while the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017
both at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.
this petition to let NBC know you want the show to stay on the air!
Happy 13,000th episode to DOOL! It aired on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
Watch full episodes of "Days of Our Lives" on
for Canadian viewers.
On Monday, January 16, "Days of Our Lives" began airing
one hour earlier in the New York City area, at 12:00 Noon.
Robb Derringer (Scooter Nelson, Days; ex-Kyle Sloane, GH) & DWTS judge Carrie
Ann Inaba became engaged on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the
site of their first date, a secluded beach cove along the California coast.
Read more here.
Joseph Peter Mascolo (Stefano DiMera, Days; ex-Massimo Marone, B&B;
ex-Nicholas Van Buren, GH) died at 87 on December 8, 2016, in Lake Arrowhead,
CA, after battling Alzheimer's disease for many years. His funeral service will
be held on Tuesday, December 13, at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills'
Church of the Hills,
6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068.
Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric, Days) and his wife, actress Danneel Harris
Ackles (ex-Shannon, OLTL) welcomed, a boy and a girl named Zeppelin Bram and
Arrow Rhodes, who joined big sis, JJ, on December 2, 2016.
Arianne Zucker Breaks Her Silence About the Donald
Billy Flynn (Chad) married actress Gina Lynn Comparetto on
Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Saddle Rock Ranch, in the hills of Malibu, CA.
Drake Hogestyn was injured on May 5, 2016 on the Days set while filming a
stunt that required him to "break" through a prop door that "had not been
properly prepared." When he "ran full speed," he "smashed headfirst" into it
suffering "severe head injuries" requiring hospitalization. He
returned to the set of the show on September 27.
On September 11, 2016, Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days) took home
the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama
Series for her work on "Acting Dead."
Camila Banus (Gabi, Days) injured her foot during a Parkour exercise class in
Kassie DePaiva (Eve) announced in August, 2016, that she has been in treatment for
Acute Myeloid Leukemia for a month which will continue over the next 3
months. She believes her prognosis is good and will not
likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, expecting a complete cure. For
more, click here.
Chrishell Stause (Bethany, Y&R; ex-Jordan, Days; ex-Amanda, AMC) & Justin
Hartley (Adam, Y&R; ex-Nicholas, Passions) became engaged at the end of July
2016 after being together for 2-1/2 years. She just celebrated her 35th
birthday on July 21. He is 39 with a 12-year-old daughter, Isabella, with
Jordi Vilasuso (Dario, Days; ex-Griffin, AMC; ex-Tony, GL) and
his wife, Kaitlin, welcomed their second daughter on July 15, 2016, named
Everly Maeve Vilasuso. They have a
daughter, Riley Grace, 3.
The 68th Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced
on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Patrika Darbo (Nancy, Days) was
nominated as Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or
Drama Series for her role in the online show "Acting Dead."
see the full list, click here. The award show will be
held live on Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm ET /4 pm PT on
Taylor Spreitler (ex-Mia, Days) revealed that
her father, Danny, 55, took his own life due to the pain of
depression. The number for the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline is 800-273-8255.
Days of Our Lives' Executive Producer Ken Corday will
receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.
43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Here! Click here for the list of nominees and winners.
Deidre Hall (Marlena) received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 6201 Hollywood Blvd. on Thursday, May 19,
Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days) and hubby Grant Turnbull had a baby boy on
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, named Torin Mathias Turnbull.
Melissa Ordway (Abby, Y&R) and her husband Justin Gaston (ex-Ben, Days) had a
daughter, Olivia Christine Gaston, on April 30, 2016.
After April 15, 2016, "Days of Our Lives" no longer airs same-day
repeat broadcasts on Pop TV.
"Ladies of the Lake," the new digital series based on the novel by Days'
Executive Producer Ken Corday, has announced its cast. Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady,
Days; ex-Rick, B&B), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days), John-Paul Lavoisier (Philip,
Days; ex-Rex, OLTL), Martha Madison (Belle, Days; ex-Elizabeth, GH; ex-Lola,
Passions), Wally Kurth (Justin, Days; Ned, GH), Marie Wilson (Summer, Days;
ex-Meg, ATWT; ex-Karen, PC & GH), Gordon Thomson (ex-Walter, Days; ex-Freeman,
Passions; ex-AJ, Sunset Beach; ex-Adam, Dynasty), John Callahan (ex-Edmund, AMC;
ex-Dr. Baker, Days; ex-Leo, GH), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days), Lilly Melgar
(ex-Lily, GH; ex-Claudia, B&B), Jessica Morris (ex-Jennifer, OLTL) & Jillian
Clare (ex-Abby, Days) will appear in the new soap from Michael Caruso.
The third novel from Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami, Days),
Opportunity Knocks, was released on April 5, 2016.
Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily, GH; ex-Taylor, Days) announced her
engagement to Dr. Matt Aldag, a neuroscientist and science writer, on March 23,
Peter Brown (ex-Dr. Greg Peters, Days; ex-Blake Hayes, B&B; ex-Robert
Laurence, Y&R; ex-Roger Forbes, Loving; ex-Charles Sanders III, OLTL) passed
away at 80 on March 21, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his wife
Kerstin and two sons, Matthew & Joshua.
NBC has renewed "Days of Our Lives" for its 51st season until September
2017, with an option for an additional year. Due to the network's dislike of
the present 5-month-ahead taping schedule, the show is now on a 5-week
hiatus and will resume filming on Monday, April 4.
Josh Griffith has left the writing staff of Days of Our Lives.
Ryan Quan is now Co-Head Writer with Dena Higley.
Jordi Vilasuso (Dario, Days; ex-Griffin, AMC; ex-Tony, GL) and
his wife, Kaitlin, are expecting their second child in July. They have a
daughter, Riley Grace, 3.
Casey Moss (JJ, Days) and his band "Eyes for One" have released their first
full length album, "BeneathTheTruth," which contains 10 songs and
be purchased on iTunes.
Matthew Ashford (Jack) and his girlfriend Lana Buss had a daughter, Willa, on November 30,
2015. Willa joins brother Henry and two half-sisters, Grace & Emma.
Jen Lilley (Theresa, Days) released a Christmas CD on Tuesday, November
24, which includes many holiday classics as well as "Baby It's Cold Outside,"
her duet with Eric Martsolf (Brady) released last year. If you order it on her
website, you'll also receive a
personalized Christmas card.
On Monday, October 26, Casey Moss (JJ, Days), 21, was drinking at the W
Scottsdale Hotel in Arizona when he tried to punch a bartender who refused to
continue serving him. A friend went to hold him back, but he made his way free
and shoved a fellow bar patron then was tackled by the bar's bouncer. Finally he
struggled with police officers. Once he was handcuffed, he was asked his name
and cursed & yelled "I'm Casey Moss, and I'm an actor on Days of Our Lives!" He
was released from jail on Tuesday and is facing charges for assault, disorderly
conduct, and resisting arrest. He was in Scottsdale for the book signing of
"Days of Our Lives 50 Years" with his costars.
UPDATE: At the pre-trial conference on Friday, November 20, Casey Moss plead
guilty to disorderly conduct, and the other two charges were dismissed.
50th Anniversary "Days of Our Lives" cast photo. (Click on picture to see
(Top row, l. to r.) Eric Martsolf (Brady), Jen Lilley (Theresa),
Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne), Josh Taylor
(Roman), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Greg Vaughan (Eric),
Alison Sweeney (Sami), Christopher Sean (Paul), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Kate Mansi (Abby), Rob Scott Wilson (Ben), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Melissa Reeves
(Jennifer), Casey Moss (JJ), Camila Banus (Gabi), James Reynolds (Abe), A
Martinez (Eduardo), Thaao Penghlis (Andrť'), Lauren Koslow (Kate), & Billy Flynn
(Second row seated): Judi Evans (Adrienne), John Aniston (Victor), Peggy
McCay (Caroline), Drake Hogestyn (John), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth Hayes
(Julie), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Sal Stowers (Lani), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), & Joseph Mascolo (Stefano).
Alison Sweeney (Sami) & James Scott (ex-EJ) were reunited on HBO's "Last
Week Tonight with John Oliver" after
ABC news reported about Noujain Mustafa who, despite being wheelchair-bound,
left her home in Kobani, a war-torn Syrian town, and traveled to the Serbian
border, hoping to get to Germany. Mustafa revealed that she learned to speak
English by watching Days, and that Sami and EJ were her favorite characters. On
his show, Oliver hilariously recounted the story of the duo's turbulent romance,
then aired a newly taped scene between the actors, where the characters reunited
after EJ's "death."
Michael Easton (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC; ex-Tanner, Days)
has written the graphic novel "Credence: Lose This Skin."
Check out the trailer
Chaos In Greece!
In Greece, Deimos plans his next move with Xander
regarding a captive Nicole and Eric. Meanwhile, Eli, Hope, Lani, Paul, JJ and
Sonny catch a break when they learn of Deimos and Xanderís roles in Eric and
Nicoleís kidnapping. The group pressures one of Deimosís henchmen to divulge the
location of where Eric and Nicole are being held and they rush to rescue them.
When they arrive at the villa, Deimos is already there, pretending to be the big
hero trying to orchestrate Nicole and Ericís rescue. Deimos tries to defend
himself, but Hope takes Deimos into custody and heads back to Salem. Sonny then
contact his Uncle Victor. Victor approves Sonnyís request to become the new CEO
of Titan. Sonny prepares to head home with JJ, Lani, Paul, Gabi and Eli in tow.
Gabi is afraid to be near Chad because of the amulet he has, so she goes with
Sonny instead. When Chad hitches a ride on Sonnyís plane, Gabi is immediately
uncomfortable and her fears are magnified when the jet is forced to make a
crash-landing on an island. Sonny is also concerned about his future.
Eli helps Gabi come to terms with her feelings for Chad.
John confronts Chloe.
Maggie blasts Deimos.
Adrienne confides in Kayla
*Ratings for 4/24: 1.5
Shawn Christian appears on
5/24 as the late Daniel Jonas.
Vivian Jovanni wraps up her stint as Ciara
Brady on 5/26.
*Hot Plots Preview - Brady Prepares To Die*
Brady realizes that itís time to say farewell to his loved ones, including
Marlena and John. Hardest for Brady is his chat with son, Tate. Brady then slips
into a coma, unaware that a special visitor has made it to his bedside.
Marlena and Victor chat in the chapel.
Lani and JJ find
Nicole and Eric try to go incognito.
Eli tells Lani that
he and Gabi broke up on 5/22, while Ciara is horrified to discover Wyatt and
Theoís lie and Claire is upset by something that Wyatt tells her.
makes plans to return to Salem on 5/24.
Steve pampers Kayla, unaware that his
wife is in danger on 5/25.
Hope brings Deimos back to Salem and receives
disappointing news from Ciara on 5/26.
*What Will Happen*
realizes that Theo never got her letter.
Sonny campaigns to become the next
CEO at Titan.
Kayla warns Joey to cut Jade out of his life.
John Returns To Salem!
As Brady's condition becomes more life-threatening, John arrives in the nick
of time to see his son. Marlena is understandably thrilled to see that John is
home. John goes to his son's bedside and pleads with Brady to pull through.
Because he's been gone for six months, John is well aware that he has missed a
lot at home and that he needs to make amends before his current Salem life
ceases to exist.
Ciara is horrified by Wyatt and Theo's actions.
Brady takes a turn for the worse.
Deimos is busted.
Sonny vows to take over Titan.
*Ratings for 4/17: 1.6
Annalisa Cochrane appears on 5/17 as Alyssa!
Chandler Massey will return in the fall as Will Horton!
*Hot Plots Preview - Dario To Abigail: Marry Me*
Abigail connects with Dario and reveals that she has filed for divorce from
Chad. Dario comforts his pal, but understands that she's not ready to move on.
Shortly after their meeting, Dario receives unsettling news: He's being deported
to Mexico, where he was born. Dario proposes to Abigail, who is thrown for a
loop. While she treasures her friendship with Dario, she isn't certain that she
can grant his request. And while Dario tries to stress that it will be in name
only, he wants to get closer to Abigail so she can see how great of a guy he is.
Eric gets the upper hand.
Steve introduces son Tripp to the spy game.
Chad discovers Abigail is divorcing him on 5/15, while Steve warns Justin to
let Lucas and Adrienne be happy together.
Paul and Sonny close in on Deimos on 5/16.
Nicole is reunited with Holly on 5/17, while Xander toys with Eric.
Lani and JJ make the best of a bad situation on 5/18, while Lucas lashes out
Eli catches Chad and Gabi in an embrace on 5/19, while Ciara confronts Theo
*What Will Happen*
Hope helps Chad through an emotional crisis.
Adrienne visits Justin.
Nicole has a major setback.
Joey goes on a date with a new girl, which doesn't thrill Jade.
Adventures In Greece!
Greece serves as the backdrop for drama and intrigue involving several
Salemites this week. First up is Chad, who is determined to square off against
Deimos to obtain the stolen amulet. Abigail cautions Chad that he's pulling a
dangerous and reckless stunt. Once Chad is in Greece, he's surprised to find
that Hope has followed him, hoping to talk him out of what he is doing. Chad
gains possession of the amulet, but lies to Hope - and Andre - that he doesn't
have it. Meanwhile, Eric gets a tip about Nicole's whereabouts and jets to
Greece, hopefully to rescue her. Eric heads to the villa where Xander is holding
Nicole and disguises himself as a guard. Eric persuades the nanny watching Holly
to turn the baby over to him. A drunken Xander sees what's going on, but doesn't
realize it's Eric and orders him to return the baby to the nanny. Instead, Eric
escapes, taking Holly to a waiting plane. Eric returns to free Nicole and runs
right into Xander!
Chad gets bad news from his lawyer.
Chloe and Dario bond.
John returns to Salem.
Deimos plan starts to unravel.
*Ratings for 4/10: 1.5
Martha Hackett appears on 5/10 as Pamela, an agent who Marlena
*Hot Plots Preview - Brady Needs A New Heart*
Brady's health takes a turn for the worse and things look dire. Valerie tells
Brady that she has put him on a list for a new heart. The news is particularly
upsetting to Marlena. Later, Chloe visits Brady and is alarmed to see how
rapidly his health has declined. She apologizes to Brady for blaming him for
Holly's disappearance. Brady braces for the possibility that he could die and
summons Justin to get his affairs in order.
Claire pays a visit to Great-Grandpa Victor.
A concerned Eli checks on an ailing Lani.
Chad is not happy to spy Dario with Thomas and Abigail on 5/8.
Tripp comes to Joey's aid on 5/9, while Kayla blasts Jade.
Abe and Gabi arrange a meeting between Eli and Valerie on 5/10.
Theo is distressed to discover that Wyatt is using Ciara on 5/11.
Gabi learns that Eduardo pleaded guilty and will be going to prison for a
long time on 5/12.
*What Will Happen*
Deimos visits Brady. Chad shrugs off a bad omen. Lani hides her Halo withdrawal from JJ. Sonny keeps an eye on Deimos.
Don Diamont (Bill) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!
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