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The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced its nominees in Daytime Drama
which aired between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013.
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.
The 2014 Writers Guild of America Awards will be presented live on Saturday,
February 1, 2014, from the JW Marriott in LA.
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) 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. A
Kickstarter campaign is underway to raise
funds until 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
Michael Easton (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC; ex-Tanner,
Days) 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, Days)
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.
"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.
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
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,
Watch full episodes of "Days of Our Lives" on
viewers can view them at
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
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.
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
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".
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.
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
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.
Spoilers by Mandy and
Nicole Canít Forgive Eric! With Danielís assistance, Eric undergoes a
painful procedure to better understand the events that led to Kristen raping
him. When their investigation leads to another dead end, Daniel has an inspired
idea. Meanwhile, Eric expresses his gratitude for Danielís unwavering support.
Later, while Eric is still delirious from the procedure, he visits Nicole to
seek her forgiveness. Unfortunately, Nicole still isnít ready to offer it. The
situation gets more complicated when Marlena arrives and isnít pleased to see
Nicole by Ericís side. Itís a big switch from a few weeks ago, when Marlena
accepted Nicoleís help to try and bring down Kristen.
Ratings for 11/11: 2.1
Ian Patrick Williams appears this week as Percy Ruggles.
*Hot Plots Preview* Theresa Blackmails JJ! The week begins with JJ
making a surprising confession to Jennifer. Later, Theresa is stunned to learn
about JJís talk with his mom. It bothers Theresa that JJ has chosen to take the
straight and narrow path. Ultimately, Theresa convinces herself that she doesnít
need JJís companionship. Instead, Theresa pushes JJ into a corner.
Jennifer and Daniel have an emotionally painful run-in on 12/10. Kate
warns Jordan that she wonít allow her to hurt Rafe on 12/11. Brady runs into
someone unexpected when he tries to buy more drugs on 12/12.
*Gravity* Sami And EJís Relationship Is On The Rocks And Sonny
Discovers A Very Shocking Secret! EJ To Sami: ďMove Out!Ē The discord between EJ
and Sami comes to an explosive head this week when they finally have it out over
the state of their relationship. Samiís preoccupation with the Nick drama,
coupled with the problems she and EJ already had in the wake of Kristenís shady
plot - and EJís part in it - have made a great impact. Finally the two hash it
out. EJ tells his fiancťe that if she doesnít love him anymore, then she should
just move out. Sami is taken aback when she realizes how bad things have
gotten. Though they appear to have a break-through, their issues donít magically
disappear. And this is just the beginning. Closet Case: Sonny Uncovers Nickís
Murder Plot! The week begins with Kate, Gabi and Sami fretting that someone may
have uncovered their secret about Nickís death. Meanwhile, Sonny and Will take
note of Gabiís unusual behavior. Will is concerned that something serious might
be going on, but Sonny has a different take. Later, Will confronts Kate, Gabi
and Sami demanding to know what theyíre hiding. They manage to evade Willís
questioning, but their vague responses lead him to an unexpected conclusion. A
concerned Kate and Sami meet with Gabi to review what theyíve said so far
regarding their cover-up of Nickís death. Unbeknownst to the three women, Sonny
slips into the closet so that he can eavesdrop on their conversation. Sonny
wrestles with whether or not to let Will in on the shocking revelation.
What Will Happen: JJ comes clean with Jennifer. Kate, Gabi and Sami
fear someone has uncovered their secret. Abigail is surprised when she sees
another side of EJ. Kate is devastated by Rafeís words.
Brady Falls Off The Wagon! Kristenís betrayal proves too much for Brady
and he turns to drugs as a way to numb his feelings. Brady becomes emotional
when he receives a video from his ex. While under the influence, Brady
encounters Nicole. In their brief exchange, Brady manages to hide that he is
back on drugs. But Maggie isnít fooled and offers her support when she figures
out that Brady is using again. This may not be new territory for Brady, but how
he handles it will be. Look for Brady to forge new bonds while coming to terms
with what happened with Kristen.
Ratings for 11/4: 1.9
Eileen Davidson appears on 12/3 as Kristen DiMera, who has an important
message for Brady.
*Hot Plots Preview* Rafe And Jordan Kiss! While Kate is busy with Gabi
and Sami trying to cover up Nickís death, Jordan and Rafe find themselves with
quality time alone. Rafe teases Jordan in an effort to help her relax. What he
doesnít realize is that Jordan has been covering her feelings for him. Jordan
drops her guard and Rafe is touched by her vulnerability. The new closeness
between Jordan and Rafe culminates in a kiss.
Daniel is surprised when Theresa speaks at his disciplinary hearing on
12/2. Eric is attacked on 12/3. JJ gets discouraging news about his upcoming
hearing on 12/5.
*Quiet, Please* Sami, Gabi, and Kate Struggle In The Aftermath Of Nickís
Death! Kate, Gabi and Samiís cover-up of Nickís death comes back to haunt them
in different ways this week. Gabi follows her intuition, which doesnít include
coming clean to her brother, Rafe. Sami panics when she realizes she may have
left incriminating evidence at the scene of the crime, while Kate gets an
unpleasant surprise, courtesy of Nick. By weekís end, Gabi, Sami and Kate freak
out when someone makes an unexpected appearance.
What Will Happen: Sami panics when she realizes she may have left
evidence at the scene. Jordan and Rafe kiss. Kate gets an unpleasant surprise,
courtesy of Nick. Brady has an emotional meltdown.
Brady And EJ Fight Over Kristen! Desperate to track down his runaway
bride and get some answers, a spiraling Brady questions EJ about Kristenís
whereabouts. Though Brady is ready for battle, EJ isnít combative. Friends and
loved ones try to console Brady, but he pushes them away. Later, Brady receives
a mysterious tip about Kristenís whereabouts. Brady heads to a crack house and
surveys the squalid conditions in search of clues to try and help him find
Kristen. Brady gets a shock when he sees someone who looks alarmingly like his
ex. Then he runs into a very familiar face.
Ratings for 10/28: 1.9
Eva Swan appears on 11/27 as an addict who looks a lot like Kristen.
*Hot Plots Preview* Nicole Is In A Tough Spot! Nicole is surprised by
her first TV assignment: The station wants her to arrange an interview with
Eric. Meanwhile, Eric learns that his job is on the line. Nicole approaches Eric
about the TV interview, but he is unsure about it.
Jennifer and Daniel have an awkward encounter at a Thanksgiving party
on 11/25. Caroline rips into Victor over the way he exposed her grandson on
*The Dark World* A Shocking Death Rocks Salem This Week - Followed By
An Even More Stunning Cover-Up! Unlikely allies Kate and Sami team up and vow to
stop Nick and Gabi from moving to New York. Kate isnít solely focused on Will
and Arianna, she definitely cares about Gabi. In Horton Square, Gabi makes the
unsettling discovery that Nick was manipulating her move to the Big Apple. An
emotional Gabi runs off, needing some time to think. Nick follows. So does Kate,
who overhears their fight. Gabi walks into the park, where Nick follows. Gabi
falls to the ground and ends up hitting Nick with a rock. Meanwhile, at Sonny
and Willís apartment, the duo have a huge blowup over the Gabi situation, which
ends with Sonny storming out.
What Will Happen: Gabi learns the truth about Nick. Jennifer and Daniel
have an awkward encounter at Thanksgiving. Brady searches for Kristen. Nicole is
shocked by her first assignment.
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