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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.
Darin Brooks (Wyatt, B&B; ex-Max, Days) & Kelly Kruger (ex-Mac, Y&R) became
engaged on a trip to Paris in June, 2014.
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
Global Television (a Shaw Media Network) through the 2015-2016 season.
Days 2014 Pre-emptions:
Monday, September 1 (PGA Golf)
Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28 (Thanksgiving)
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.
Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas) and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their first
child together this summer. Already a father to Gabe, 14, he is looking forward
to having a new baby in the house.
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 O’Connor, 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, “It’s
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!”
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).” 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 Cedeño (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) will be honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in
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.
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
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 Alzheimer’s." Caroline’s struggle with Alzheimer’s 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.
Spoilers by Mandy and
Abigail Moves On! Furious over the news of Abigail’s involvement with
EJ, Jennifer pays him a visit in jail and gives him a stern tongue-lashing. EJ
displays remarkable self-control and gives Jen the space she needs to vent her
anger. Jennifer also makes it clear that she doesn’t want EJ to have any contact
with Abigail again. Meanwhile, Ben makes a huge confession to Abigail. Abigail
struggles to gain a new perspective on her involvement with EJ. But moving
forward could prove difficult.
Ratings for 6/23: 1.8
Eileen Davidson appears on 7/25 as Kristen DiMera.
*Hot Plots Preview* Kayla Likes Aiden! Now that Hope is becoming more
comfortable with Aiden, she realizes that Kayla is attracted to him. Hope feels
flustered by her reaction to Aiden and Kayla’s playful flirting.
EJ tries to break through to Sami on 7/21. Hope is horrified when Ciara
invites Aiden and Chase to join them on their vacation on 7/23. Brady’s fate is
decided on 7/25.
What Will Happen: Jennifer blasts EJ. Sami breaks down during a
conversation with Caroline. Ben makes a big confession to Abigail. Paige wonders
if she really knows JJ.
Sami Outs Abigail! Now that Sami has taken care of EJ, she sets her
sights on Abigail. Sami arrives at chez Horton on the pretense of showing
Abigail her wedding photos. They look through the photos with Jennifer. One of
the photos is of Abigail and EJ at the Horton cabin. Needless to say, the image
comes as quite a surprise. Abigail is mortified that Sami drags her mother into
the fracas. Abigail is ultimately forced to reveal that the photo is not a fake.
Jennifer tells Sami that she can’t tell anyone, but Sami says that she can.
Ratings for 6/16: 1.8
*Hot Plots Preview* Theresa Attacks John! Theresa and Brady return from
their Vegas getaway and head for the Kiriakis mansion. Brady is so drunk that he
passes out. Meanwhile, Theresa is surprised when John suddenly shows up and
wants to see his son. She tells him that Brady is sleeping, and John informs
Theresa that he knows exactly what happened in Sin City. He announces that he
intends to stop Theresa before she causes Brady further harm. In a panic,
Theresa grabs a fireplace poker, strikes John on the head and knocks him out.
Brady wakes up suffering from a severe hangover and is confused to see his
unconscious dad on the floor. John is rushed to the hospital, where Dr. Dan
works to save his life. Marlena arrives, and Daniel informs the family that John
has lapsed into a coma.
Jordan comes face to face with Clyde on 7/16. Clyde has a tense reunion
with Ben and Jordan on 7/17, while Will receives an assignment that puts him at
odds with loved ones. Eric asks a favor of Nicole on 7/18.
What Will Happen: Sonny and Will are stunned by Sami’s news. Eric urges
Sami to abandon her plans for revenge. Aiden and Hope react to their unexpected
Sami To EJ: I Know You Had Sex With Abigail! Sami heads to jail to
visit her new hubby, EJ, and finally reveals that she knows all about his
sexcapades with Abigail. Sami is successful in her sneak attack. And this is
only the beginning, since Kate and Sami have a very specific plan in mind.
Brady And Theresa’s Vegas Trip Turns Tragic! The week begins with John,
once again, trying to get through to Brady, but this time, it pushes his son
over the edge. Brady and Theresa arrive in Vegas and hit the casinos. The
seriousness of Brady’s addictive alcohol and drug use finally becomes clear to
Theresa. The Vegas getaway has a huge impact on the pair. Even with things
shifting dramatically, Theresa doesn’t shy away from her manipulative nature. By
week’s end, a huge twist develops.
Ratings for 6/9: 1.7
Patti Stanger appears on 7/11.
*Hot Plots Preview* Eve Makes Her Move On Daniel! Eve pays Dr. Dan a
visit and gives him a heads up that she is aware of the animosity he feels
toward Theresa. After giving Daniel the brush-off as her MD, Eve then does a
quick turnaround and comes on to him. However, Daniel quickly catches Eve in a
little white lie and it gives him pause.
Nicole visits EJ in jail and offers her help on 7/7. Clyde spies on Ben
and Jordan on 7/8. Aiden is taken with a stunning Hope when she arrives for the
gala on 7/10.
What Will Happen: Nicole offers her help to EJ. Clyde arrives in Salem.
Brady lashes out at John. Sami makes a big, game-changing move.
Eric Martsolf (Brady) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!
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