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In Los Angeles on April 12, 2014, Days of Our Lives received a GLAAD Media
award for Outstanding Daily Drama, due largely to Will and Sonny's continuing
love story. Guy Wilson (Will) and Kate Mansi (Abigail) were on hand to receive
it. See pics Guy tweeted here.
Enjoy a Los Angeles Clippers Playoff game at the LA Staples Center with Shawn
Christian (Daniel), including a pregame dinner with him at the Lexis Club inside
the Staples Center.
Place your bid before Thursday, April 17, 2014,
at 3 p.m. ET.
Take a 1-hour helicopter ride over LA with
Arianne Zucker (Nicole). You have until Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 3 p.m. ET
to place your bid.
Watch a two-minute preview of
Sonny and Will's historic wedding (the first
time in daytime soaps that two men have legally wed). The festivities took place on
"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was
released on March 11, 2014 and is now available on
iTunes for $12.99. Also, buy or rent at
Amazon. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit
On March 3, 2014, NATAS released the daytime drama performers'
pre-nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The final
nominations will be announced on Thursday, May 1.
Ralph Waite (Father Matt) passed away on February 13, 2014, at the age of
Days 2014 Pre-emptions:
Monday, May 26 (French Open Tennis)
Thursday & Friday, June 5 & 6 (French Open Tennis)
Monday, September 1 (PGA Golf)
Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28 (Thanksgiving)
The 2014 Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards were presented on Saturday,
February 1, 2014, when the writing team for "Days of Our Lives" won.
The nominees in Daytime Drama which aired between October 1, 2012 and September
30, 2013 were:
NBC's Days of Our Lives, Written by Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn
Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio,
David A. Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, & Christopher J.
ABC's General Hospital, Written by Michelle Altman, Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa
Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James OíConnor, Jean
Passanante, Elizabeth Page, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, & Chris Van Etten.
Y&R's The Young and the Restless, Associate Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Tracey
Thomson; Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Brent Boyd, Susan Dansby, Janice
Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Beth Milstein, Lisa Seidman, Natalie Minardi Slater,
Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Teresa Zimmerman.
CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful chose not to enter a submission this year.
On January 22, 2014, NBC picked up "Days of Our Lives" until September 2016,
guaranteeing that it will remain on the air through its 50th season. Its 50th
anniversary is on November 8, 2015.
Alison Sweeney (Sami) is leaving "Days of Our Lives" when her contract
expires later this year. She's been on the show since 1993.
Shawn Christian (Daniel) sustained an injury requiring five stitches when he
took an elbow to the mouth on January 4, 2014. He doubts it will stop him from
kissing. The show will work it into his storyline.
Kirsten Storms (ex-Belle) and
husband Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny, GH) welcomed a baby girl named Harper on Tuesday, January 7,
2014. She is on leave from GH, where she plays Maxie.
Since HLN has decided not to broadcast the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards, NATAS
(National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) is looking for a new broadcast
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!
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 (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.
"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
Brady Dumps Theresa! Theresaís efforts to keep Brady close backfire and
he breaks things off with her. Bradyís rejection triggers unpleasant memories
for Theresa. She does have someone in her corner, however: her cousin Eric.
While Brady may think the fling is over, Theresa has hopes that he will change
Ratings for 3/17: 1.9
*Hot Plots Preview* Rafe Blasts Nick! Rafe discovers that Nick, once
again, has Gabi under his spell and is furious. Unfortunately, Rafe realizes
that there is no point in talking to Gabi about it. Rafe decides to confront
Nick, who doesnít seem ruffled by the encounter.
Liam blackmails Nicole on 4/15. Aiden makes an admission to Marlena on
4/16, while Marybeth stirs up trouble for Paige and JJ. Gabi freaks out when
Will talks about a custody agreement on 4/17. Someone prints incriminating
photos of Abigail and EJ and delivers them to the DiMera mansion on 4/18.
What Will Happen: Liam blackmails Nicole. Gabi makes a surprising
announcement to Will. Rafe punches Nick, who gives Rafe a warning. Nicole tries
to come clean with Daniel.
Daniel Is Suspended! Liamís sick game of revenge against Jennifer and
Daniel escalates this week when he obtains valuable information to use against
his rival. Daniel, Jennifer, JJ and Paige are having a private conversation,
unaware that Liamís is privy to whatís being said. Something comes up in their
talk that Liam decides to use as a way to destroy Jennifer and Danielís
relationship. Meanwhile, Daniel picks up on Jenniferís changed attitude toward
Liam. At the hospital, Liam implements a clever way to depict Daniel as an
irresponsible doctor by exposing key information from the docís
less-than-stellar past. The news spreads through the hospital and Kayla is put
in the unenviable position of having to call Daniel in for a meeting. The two
discuss the situation and Kayla states that while an investigation is under way,
she has no choice but to suspend Daniel. Daniel respects Kaylaís decision. In
the aftermath, Liam takes great delight in the harm the scandal has created for
Daniel. His hope is that it will spark enough tension between Daniel and
Jennifer to ultimately tear them apart. Unfortunately, this is only the
beginning of what the diabolical Liam has in store for Jennifer and Daniel.
Ratings for 3/10: 1.8
*Hot Plots Preview* Lucas And Sheryl Heat Up! Sheryl and Lucas take
their relationship to the next level. Unfortunately, Kate senses the growing
attachment and tries to undermine it. Sheryl decides to take matters into her
own hands and confronts Kate. During their chat, Sheryl threatens to expose
Kateís connection to her coming to Salem.
Ben flirts with Abigail on 4/8, while Hope sees Aiden in a new light
when she overhears a conversation between him and his son. Bev is unhappy when
she realizes that JJ is falling for Paige on 4/10. A new bond grows between
Maxine and Abe on 4/11.
*Public Affair* EJ Is Shaken To The Core When His Affair With Abigail
Is Discovered! This week, Stefano stuns EJ by revealing that he is well aware of
his sonís extracurricular activities with Abigail. EJís mind reels with the
possible repercussions. Especially when The Phoenix remains quiet about his
plans. EJ has known from the start that the truth coming out was a potential
threat to his happiness with Sami.
What Will Happen: EJ is stunned when someone reveals they know about
his affair with Abigail. Brady makes a surprising decision. Sheryl threatens to
expose Kate. JJ asks Paige out on a date.
Eric Tells Nicole He Canít Marry Her! Nicoleís week begins with her
making a move to destroy the evidence involving Dr. Chykaís letter, once and for
all. Nicole thinks that sheís alone, but Liam suddenly emerges from the bushes.
Liam strikes up a conversation with Nicole, and says he knows her. He then
explains that he has seen Nicoleís work on television. Meanwhile, Eric is
struggling with his faith. He meets with Nicole and announces that he canít
marry her. Eric explains that because of dark things in Nicoleís past, such as
her previous career as a porn actress, she canít become his wife.
Ratings for 3/3: 2.0
*Hot Plots Preview* Theresa Plots To Keep Brady! Theresa comes up with
a dangerous plan to keep Brady hooked on her.
Aiden confronts Hope regarding what she said about him to Kayla on
3/31. Ben meets Abigail for the first time and is intrigued by her on 4/1. Liam
sets up Daniel to look bad in front of Jennifer on 4/3.
*Well Groomed* Itís The Big Day For Will And Sonny - With Plenty Of
Drama To Shake Things Up! T is put in charge of the bachelor party and screws
things up big-time. Meanwhile, Marlena panics when she runs into trouble
obtaining the license so that she can officiate the wedding. She turns to EJ and
Sami for help. Elsewhere in Salem, Caroline is fretting over the speech that
Sonny and Will have asked her to give at the ceremony. She confides to Kayla
that because of her Alzheimerís, sheís worried about forgetting it and possibly
ruining the wedding. Fortunately, a sensitive Kayla eases Carolineís fears and
assures her mom that she will be fine. Before the wedding, Gabi and Sonny have a
tense moment over her growing attachment to Nick. Theresa adds to the drama by
insisting that Brady be her date for the nuptials. Will and Sonny break with
tradition by having their respective moms, Sami and Adrienne, walk them down the
aisle to the altar, where a relieved Marlena is standing, thrilled that she can
officiate. With the ceremony underway, Sonny and Will exchange vows that theyíve
prepared themselves. At the wedding, Justin and Lucas deliver heartwarming
speeches about their sons. Caroline rises to make her speech and a hush falls
over the room. At the reception, there is an awkward moment when Brady and
Theresa are found in the throes of passion in one of the rooms at the Kiriakis
mansion. As the momentous day draws to a close, Sonny and Will embark on their
What Will Happen: Sonny and Willís bachelor party takes a surprising
turn. Aiden confronts Hope. Ben is smitten when he meets Abigail. Marlena turns
to Sami and EJ for help in a crisis.
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