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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
Terri Conn (ex-Katie, ATWT; ex-Aubrey, OLTL) and husband
Austin Peck (ex-Brad, ATWT; ex-Rick, OLTL; ex-Austin, Days)
had their second daughter together named Morgan Theresa
Peck, on July 18. She joins the couple's daughter, Keira (3), as well as
Conn's daughter, Julia, and Peck's sons, AJ and Roman.
Matthew Ashford (ex-Jack) and Lana Buss are expecting their second child in
November. The baby girl will join brother Henry and two half-sisters, Grace &
Diana Douglas, who played Marlena's mother, passed away at the age of 92 on
July 3. She was Michael Douglas' mother.
On July 2, 2015, Michael Easton's (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC;
ex-Tanner, Days) short film "Ultraviolent," which he directed and produced,
starring Trevor St. John (ex-Victor, OLTL), won the "Best of Show" Award in The
Best Shorts Competition which recognizes film, television, videography and new
media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and
Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, Days) married Grant Turnbull on Friday, May 15, 2015 in
Farah Fath (ex-Gigi, OLTL; ex-Mimi, Days) married Phil Galfond on Friday, May
15, 2015, in Las Vegas.
missed the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards, you can watch it here!
Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami) announced on Instagram that she is heading back to
Salem for the 50th anniversary.
"Days of Our Lives" Head Writers Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell
were replaced by Dena Higley and Josh Griffith as of February
16, 2015. Griffith's soap credits include GH, ATWT, OLTL, & Santa Barbara. He last served as Y&Rís head
writer from 2012-13. Higley was Days' head writer twice before,
in 2003 and from 2008-11. Their work will begin airing in the summer of '15.
Tyra Banks hosted the the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live on Sunday,
April 26, 2015, from the Warner Brothers Studio lot on Stage 16.
Click here to see who won!
The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place on Friday, April 24,
2015, at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles, hosted by
Alex Trebek & Florence Henderson. Find out who won
After an extensive search in Australia for a handsome, rugged actor to play
Finn, a resident surgeon to be mentored by Dr. Dan, the list was narrowed
from over 300 to 3. Andrew Steel, Alexander Bruszt, & Tom Dazell were brought to
the Days of Our Lives studio in Burbank, CA to screen test with Arianne Zucker
as Nicole. The winner will be flown back to L.A. and awarded a 13-week role,
which will begin airing in October before the show's 50th anniversary in
See their pictures here. Click here
to watch their interview with Michael Fairman.
SOD's "Days Turns 50" special issue, with over 40 new interviews, amazing
photos and memorable moments, can be ordered by calling 800-685-4026.
Freddie Smith (Sonny) left Days in March, but his character will appear for
the next five months. In February, he was sentenced to two years of community
service and driver's license suspension, plus three days in jail, which is
suspended if he completes DUI school in Ashtabula County, Ohio. Part of Smith's
probation includes lectures to local high school students about the dangers of
driving drunk. If he violates any laws during the next two years or doesn't
complete his sentence, he will have to spend 12 months in jail.
On March 21, 2015, Days of Our Lives received a GLAAD Media
award for Outstanding Daily Drama. Guy Wilson (Will), Freddie Smith (Sonny) &
Christopher Sean (Paul) were on hand in L.A. to receive
it. See pics Guy tweeted here.
Kate Mansi (Abigail) underwent emergency laparoscopic surgery for internal
bleeding that forced her to
pull out of a scheduled performance in the play "If All The Sky Were Paper" in
LA on March 14, 2015.
Lisa de Cazotte has been replaced as co-executive producer by Director/Producer
Albert Alarr. Also, Janet Spellman-Rider has been upped to producer.
Freddie Smith (Sonny, Days), 26, and his girlfriend, Alyssa Tabit, 27, were in a serious
car accident on Route 84 in Kingsville Township, Ohio on Tuesday, October 7,
2014, when he failed to negotiate a left curve and lost control of his Mazda 6,
which crossed the centerline, struck a culvert, and flipped over repeatedly, trapping her
inside. He was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital, but
she had surgery in Youngstown for critical head injuries and is still undergoing
rehabilitation. The Ohio State Highway Patrol divulged on
November 11 that Freddie Smith was legally drunk and speeding at the time of the
crash. On November 14, he was charged with OVI (Operating a Vehicle while
Intoxicated), with a blood alcohol level of .093, and vehicular assault.
On December 10, 2014, Smith pled guilty to a lesser charge, admitting
that he fell asleep while driving drunk after a wedding reception. On February
18, 2015, he was sentenced two years of community control (probation) in
Ashtabula County and driver's license suspension. He was also sentenced to three
days in jail, but that is suspended if he completes DUI school in Ohio. Part of
Smith's probation includes lectures to local high school students about the
dangers of driving drunk. If he violates any laws during the next two years, he
will have to serve a 12-month jail sentence.
Shortly after his 36th birthday, James Scott (EJ, Days; ex-Ethan, AMC)
married Kaitlin Robinson on January 26, 2015, with author,
psychic, and hypnotherapist Tara Sutphen officiating.
John Aniston (Victor) has sold his 1988 Mediterranean-style home in the gated
equestrian Bell Canyon community for $1.42 million. Aniston and his wife,
Sherry, moved into a smaller home closer to the ocean last year. The two-story,
five-bedroom house on 1.52 acres was previously owned by bass guitarist John
McVie of Fleetwood Mac. For more, go
Catch Jen Lilley (Theresa) & Eric Martsolf (Brady) singing "Baby,
It's Cold Outside" on December 23, 2014, on the Hallmark Channel's "Home &
Roxanna's "Here With Me" music video
features James Scott (ex-EJ). Upcoming adult contemporary singer,
Roxanna, finds her mysterious lover, James, waiting for her by the
smoky bar in this 1920's themed, romance narration. James and Roxanna lock lips
in a cloudy figment of her imagination, as she emphasizes that the best times
were in her lover's arms. Ironically, at the end of the video, Roxanna wakes up
next to James and attempts to sneak away with a bag of money. However, the
suave, sophisticated actor replies, "you're not going anywhere kid." This
romantic prequel connects the love story to Roxanna's previously released
which, also features James Scott.
Nominations for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards (WGA) in Daytime Drama include
"Days of Our Lives" & "General Hospital." For NBC's "Days of our Lives," the
writing team includes Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton,
Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio, Ryan Quan,
Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, & Christopher Whitesell. ABC's "General Hospital"
writing team has Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall,
Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James OíConnor, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott
Sickles, & Chris Van Etten. The WGA Awards will be handed out in ceremonies on
Saturday night, February 15, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in
Century City, California.
Jen Lilley (Theresa, Days; ex-Maxie, GH) &
Eric Martsolf (Brady, Days; ex-Ethan, Passions) have teamed up to record a cover
version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside." To purchase the song, go to
The 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony has been scheduled for Sunday, April
26, 2015. Creative Arts Emmy Awards takes place on Friday, April 24. They will
take place in the LA area. The final nominations will be announced on Tuesday,
March 26. New categories have been added, one of which is Guest Performer in a
Drama Series. The venue and possible broadcast have not been announced yet.
James Scott (EJ, Days; ex-Ethan, AMC) can be seen in the
ultra erotic music video for "Unforgotten," a
tune from Roxanna's album, Exotica, which was released in
July 2014. In November, the
"Here With Me" from the sale album was released on iTunes, Amazon, HMV, and
Barnes & Noble.
interview by Michael Fairman with Billy Flynn from 9/22/14.
Alison Sweeney (Sami) is back on the set of Days directing.
On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, NBC.com published the full fictional
TruVista Magazine article by Will Horton on B&B's website, which includes
details not revealed on air.
Alison Sweeney (Sami, Days) directed her first episode of GH on Friday,
August 15. Another follows on Monday, August 18. She says that she has been
invited back by Executive Producer Frank Valentini to do another show and
also hopes to direct at Days again soon.
Costumes worn during Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will's (Guy Wilson)
memorable wedding on "Days of Our Lives" are being featured as part of an
exclusive LGBT exhibit at The Hollywood Museum called "Reel to Real:
Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood," which will run through
Sunday, September 28, 2014. For more information on the exhibit, visit The
Listen to the 8/7/14
Soap Nation Live with Michael Fairman and guest co-host Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH)
as they were joined by guests Finola
Hughes (Anna, GH & GH: Night Shift; ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach),
Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R; ex-Kelly, OLTL;
ex-Dinah, GL), Galen Gering (Rafe, Days), & Minae Noji (ex-Kelly, GH & GH: Night
Shift) plus a moving special message and interview by Michael Sutton (ex-Stone,
Enjoy a fun interview with Jen Lilley (Theresa, Days) and Patsy Pease
(Kimberly, Days) who play mother and daughter.
Kelly Kruger (ex-Mac, Y&R), fiancťe of Darin Brooks
(Wyatt, B&B; ex-Max, Days), who is set to appear on B&B as a
publicist named Eva on August 8, has launched a beauty and
lifestyle blog. The actress shares her favorite products,
DIY projects, as well as photos of her and Brooks. Check it
Lisa Linde (ex-Ali) is engaged to marry Andrew Reynolds.
Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami) is directing an episode of GH
soon. She is also exploring producing, acting as executive
producer as well as star of the upcoming Hallmark Channel
movie "Radio Hype," about a woman who is getting into being
a female talk radio DJ.
The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony
hosted by Kathy Griffin will be streamed live from the
Beverly Hilton Hotel at
www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, June 22, 2014.
The nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy
Awards were announced on Thursday, May 1. The winners are in bold.
On Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, the
Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented. Click
here to see who won!
Peggy McCay (Caroline) was hospitalized on Monday, June 16 after an accident
on set when she fell. According to Deidre Hall (Marlena) she is recovering and
in good spirits.
Watch full episodes of "Days of Our Lives" on
viewers can view them at
Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas) and wife, Elizabeth, have welcomed a baby girl,
named Delila Dattilo. Bryan has a son, Gabriel, 14, from a previous marriage.
"Days of Our Lives" will hold its annual Day of DAYS event on Saturday,
November 8, 2014, the show's 49th anniversary. The star-studded day will take
place at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, CA. Most of the cast will attend and
it is a great opportunity to meet and greet your favorite DAYS stars! Check our
Days live appearances page for more info.
Shawn Christian (Daniel) sustained an injury requiring five stitches when he
"took an elbow to the mouth" on January 4, 2014. Due to Days' advance taping
schedule, episodes showing the injury began airing on May 20.
Sony Pictures Television and Shaw Media have reached an agreement that will
extend the run of both "Days of our Lives" and "The Young and the Restless" on
Canada's Global Television (a Shaw Media Network) through the 2015-2016 season.
The nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy
Awards were announced on Thursday, May 1. The award show will take place
on Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton, with the Creative Arts categories
being presented on Friday, June 20 at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Thus
far, no television outlet is scheduled to broadcast the ceremony.
Deidre Hall (Marlena) broke her wrist in two places when she fell during a
dance class on Saturday, April 19. She had surgery and was in a cast for 2 weeks. Days will have to come up with a way to explain how
Marlena got injured.
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 in L.A. to receive
it. See pics Guy tweeted here.
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
"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
Ralph Waite (Father Matt) passed away on February 13, 2014, at the age of
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
Matt CedeŮo (ex-Brandon, Days) and wife Erica Franco welcomed a son,
Jaxon Cruz, on August 7, 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.
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) was honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2014.
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,
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
SODQandA@gmail.com, and they will ask
the actor as part of an upcoming interview in SOD.
Email your questions for Freddie Smith (Sonny) to
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.
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
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".
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 alz.org.
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.
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.
(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.
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
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.
Benís The Daddy! In the wake of Chad opening his heart to Abigail, she
nervously awaits the results of the paternity test on her unborn baby. When
Abigail is informed that Ben fathered her child, she understands that her
relationship with Chad has to become a thing of the past. But Chad is determined
to keep Abigail in his life. To that end, he is completely honest with her about
his feelings. The timing, however, couldnít be worse. Chad makes an impassioned
plea to Abigail, stating how much he loves her. The baby represents redemption
for Abigail and her cheating heart. After Abigail turns Chad away, it sets him
on a very dangerous path.
Ratings for 7/8: 1.7
Nadia Bjorlin appears this week as Chloe Lane.
Olivia Rose Keegan will debut as Claire Brady, Shawn-D and Belleís
*Hot Plots Preview* Caroline Collapses! Serena makes contact with
Caroline and asks her to deliver a special message to Eric. Caroline isnít
comfortable acting as a go-between and objects, then things take a turn for the
unexpected when she suddenly collapses and loses consciousness. Serena, who
tries to revive Caroline, is in a panic that the Brady matriarchís condition
could escalate and get worse, so she calls for help. The medical emergency,
meanwhile, rallies the Brady clan - and people close to Caroline - including
When Kyle makes inroads with Paige, JJ steps up his plan to see him
behind bars on 8/3. Daniel finds Nicole and Chloe in the middle of a fight on
8/4. Hope is thrown when Rafe suddenly starts to pull away from her on 8/6,
while Kate is delighted when she catches Paul in a compromising position.
What Will Happen: Serena makes plans to leave Salem. Theresa plots to
extend her stay at the Kiriakis mansion. Victor lays down the law with Xander.
Clydeís plan goes awry.
Christopher Sean (Paul) is featured in the Take Five interview this
*August Preview* The changes in Salem will be felt once August gets
into full swing. Steve returns with a runaway Joey and Kayla is stunned when
Steve declares he wants her back. Abigail makes a difficult choice between Chad
and Ben. Chad blacks out and finds himself in trouble when he canít remember the
shocking events of the night before. Red flags go off for Steve when Hope tells
him about Boís prolonged absence. Rafe fights his growing feelings for Hope.
Meanwhile, Aiden proposes to Hope. Nicole finds several roadblocks on her on her
way to happiness with Daniel in the forms of Eric, Chloe and Serena. Marlena is
concerned when John makes a major decision about his future. Caroline has a
major health crisis, bringing a concerned Victor back to her orbit.
Serena Plots Revenge Against Nicole! When Serena learns that Eric is
scheduled to make a confession to Father Louis, she plants a bugging device in
the confessional booth. Serena listens to Ericís chat with the priest and is
devastated by what she uncovers. After Ericís confessional, he visits Nicole and
agrees to keep their secret, adding that even though he still loves her, he
wishes her and Daniel happiness. In contrast, Serena has no intention of keeping
quiet about what she has heard on the recording. She pays Daniel a surprise
visit and informs him that she has proof of what she believes transpired between
Nicole and Eric. When Serena offers to play the recording, Daniel protests,
insisting that he has no interest in hearing it. Instead, Daniel shows Serena
the door. After Serena leaves, Daniel ponders what she told him. Shortly after,
Nicole comes home and Daniel questions her again about what happened that night
she was trapped with Eric. When Nicole says there is something that she didnít
tell him, Daniel braces himself, expecting to hear that she and Eric had sex.
Instead, Nicole reveals that she and Eric verbalized their feelings for each
other, but stopped short of having sex. To Nicoleís surprise, Daniel says that
he is proud of her for being straight-forward and honest with him.
Ratings for 6/29: 1.8
Larry Poindexter returns this week as Father Louis.
*Hot Plots Preview* Chad Opens His Heart To Abby! Chad wants to tell
Abigail how he feels and seeks out Will to help him do that. Meanwhile, Kayla
informs an anxious Abigail that she will soon have the results of the paternity
test. Abby knows that the outcome of those results will determine her next move.
Will approaches his cousin and reasons that itís important for her to talk to
Chad before the results of the paternity test are in so she can find out how
Chad really feels about her. Abigail agrees. Abigail and Chad meet up and Chad
finally comes clean about why he pushed her away with the lie that he didnít
have feelings for her. Needless to say, the admission shakes Abigail to her
Sonny is pleased when it seems Will is making an effort with Paul, not
realizing that Will has an ulterior motive on 7/27. JJ burns when he sees Kyle
and Paige growing closer on 7/30, while Will helps Derrick make inroads with
Paul. Sonny, Will, Derrick and Paulís night out ends in violence on 7/31.
What Will Happen: Theresaís plans hit a major snag. Aiden and Hope turn
up the romance. Clyde fumes when he learns that Aiden is asking questions about
Daniel Proposes To Nicole (For Real)! Daniel pulls out all the stops to
show that heís committed to spending the rest of his life with Nicole. Nicole is
floored by all the thought Daniel has put into creating this magical moment for
her. Nicole gets so caught up in Danielís declaration of true love that all
thoughts of Eric are banished from her mind. Given Daniel and Nicoleís history,
becoming friends before lovers, the couple has a great shot at lasting
happiness. Upon Daniel and Nicoleís return to Salem, she receives an urgent
warning from Eric. He informs Nicole that Serena pressed him about what really
happened between the two of them when they were facing possible death at
Xanderís hands. Eric reveals that he told Serena that he and Nicole admitted
they have feelings for each other. Eric adds that he made it clear to Serena
that he was ready to move on - without Serena. After Nicoleís talk with Eric,
she realizes that Serena could destroy her future with Daniel. It becomes a
moment of truth for Nicole, who has to decide if she should come completely
clean with Daniel about exactly what transpired between her and Eric - or risk
having Daniel hear it from Serena first.
Abigailís Secret Exposed! Abigailís pregnancy is uncovered by Clyde,
and the timing couldnít be worse. Thanks to the bug that Clyde planted in
Stefanoís study, heís fully aware that the DiMera patriarch wants to see Chad
with Abigail because of the property that sheís about to inherit in Ireland.
Naturally, a conniving Clyde would prefer that Abigailís future be tied to Ben
and he sets a goal to make it happen. At the DiMera mansion, Stefano engages
Chad in another discussion about Abigail. Even though it appears that Abigail is
happy with Ben, Stefano urges his son not to give up on her. The unrelenting
interference from Stefano leads the young DiMera to an unfortunate conclusion.
As a result, Chad feels like heís being pulled in opposite directions.
Meanwhile, Chad finds himself unable to forget the cruel way he spurned Abigail
after they had sex. The week ends with Chad giving careful consideration to
telling Abigail how he really feels - and why he pushed her away.
Ratings for 6/22: 1.8
Tamara Braun returns in December as Ava Vitali, Steveís former flame.
John-Paul Lavoisier debuts in December as Philip Kiriakis, Kate and
Larry Poindexter returns this week as Father Louis.
*Hot Plots Preview* Paige Tells Jen About JJ! A concerned Jennifer
canít help but notice an alarming change in Paige, so she gently asks how the
teen is doing. Paige rebuffs Jenís interest. When Jen expresses confusion, Paige
abruptly sets her straight. Later, JJ gets an update on a new development in
Paigeís life that causes him great distress. He approaches Paige and itís
obvious that emotions still run deep between the estranged couple.
Will makes a surprising move regarding Paul on 7/20. Eric attempts to
start over on 7/21. Kayla gives Hope a heartfelt apology on 7/22. Paige makes a
date with Kyle on 7/23. Xander and Brady have a tense confrontation on 7/24.
What Will Happen: Kate offers a sympathetic ear to Justin. Sonny and
Will have a heart-to-heart about their marriage. Paul bonds with his new family.
Hope and Rafe dig up more info on Clyde.
Kate Mansi (Abigail) is featured in the Take Five interview this week.
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