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Days 50th Anniversary Promo
Three generations. Only one Days of Our Lives. Celebrate the daytime drama's
50th anniversary this November.
"Days of Our Lives" will be pre-empted on Monday, September 7, Monday,
November 9, Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27, 2015.
After 13 seasons as host of NBC's "The
Biggest Loser," Alison Sweeney
(ex-Sami) has left the show. She will return to "Days of Our Lives" in the fall.
Starting on Monday, August 24, 2015, "Days of Our Lives" will air on Pop TV
at 8 p.m. ET. Pop already airs "The Bold and the Beautiful" at 6:30 p.m. ET and
"The Young and the Restless" at 7 p.m. ET.
Dena Higley has taken a leave of absence as Days' co-head writer.
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.
Steve Returns! Kayla is thrown for a loop when Steve returns to Salem -
accompanied by their son Joey. The family reunion takes place at the hospital,
where Steve brings Joey to explain why he never showed up at boarding school.
Kayla isnít thrilled that Joey is with Steve. Steveís return comes at a
complicated time in Kaylaís life. Not only is she grappling with whether or not
Caroline will recover from her stroke, sheís been a support system for Abigail,
who is carrying the secret that she slept with Chad. Steveís return is also a
reminder to Kayla that her brother Bo has behaved in a similar way, putting work
before his family.
Ratings for 7/27: 1.7
James Lastovic appears on 8/28 as Joey Johnson, Kayla and Steveís son!
Stephen Nichols returns on 8/28 as Steve Johnson.
Melissa Archer is out this week as Serena Mason.
Paul Telfer wraps up his stint as Xander Cook on 8/25.
*Hot Plots Preview* Aiden Proposes To Hope! Now that Rafe has rejoined
the Salem PD, Aiden realizes that Rafe and Hope will be spending more time
together. The legal eagle notices the close bond that has developed between the
duo as they compare notes about Clyde. Nevertheless, it spurs Aiden to take
action to secure his future with Hope. To Aidenís surprise, he doesnít get the
response he was hoping for from Hope.
Theresaís latest plan has dire consequences for Xander on 8/25. Aiden,
Hope, Maggie, Victor, Julie and Doug rally around Caroline on 8/26, while Eveís
actions put JJ in a very dangerous situation. Caroline has a nightmare about Bo
What Will Happen: Nicole scores a major victory over Xander and Serena.
Theresa puts her plan into action to gain Bradyís sympathy. Nicole shares some
surprising plans for her future.
Aiden Is Attacked By Clyde! Hope comes upon information indicating that
Aiden appears to be investigating Clyde. Aiden and Hope book a room at the Salem
Inn to enjoy a romantic evening. Unfortunately, things get tense when Hope
confronts Aiden about his investigation, and Aiden says that he canít talk about
it. Then, while Hope leaves to run an errand, Aiden is brutally attacked - by
Clyde. Hope returns and is shocked to find an injured Aiden. Hope wants Aiden to
receive medical treatment - and to file a police report - but Aiden rejects both
suggestions. Still, Aidenís attack has a major impact on Hope. In a surprise
move, Hope invites Aiden to spend the night at her home and he accepts.
Ratings for 7/20: 1.7
Freddie Smith is out as Sonny Kiriakis this week.
*Hot Plots Preview* John And Marlena Kiss! The week begins with John
receiving an unexpected opportunity. Unfortunately, John makes a major misstep.
Since Marlena is now questioning her faith in her ex, John makes up for his
mistake by planning a romantic night that leads to a tender kiss.
Abigail and Chad have an awkward encounter on 8/18. JJís fate is left
in Paigeís hands on 8/19. JJ admits to Paige that he still loves her on 8/20.
Eve discovers JJís secret and vows to destroy his plans on 8/21, while Victor
and Caroline bond when he pays her a late-night visit at the hospital.
What Will Happen: Stefano implores Abigail to give Chad another chance.
JJ takes a big risk to get the goods on Kyle. Rafe contemplates a career change
which would put him back in Hopeís orbit.
Abigail And Ben Engaged! On the heels of Abigail rejecting Chad, Ben
asks her to marry him. Though Abigail is caught off-guard, to Benís relief, she
accepts. Abigail then has some news of her own and reveals that sheís pregnant
with his baby. Ben wastes no time in breaking the news to Chad. But is Chad
really the one who needs convincing? Still, Ben struggles with the suspicion
that Chad might actually be the father of Abigailís baby. With Chad having such
a strong presence in Salem, Ben comes up with an idea to keep his rival from
constantly crossing paths with Abigail. Ben shares his idea with Clyde, who
thinks his son is jumping the gun. Abigail isnít thrilled, either. But Ben isnít
Ratings for 7/13: 1.7
*Hot Plots Preview* Paul Uncovers A Secret! Paul is enjoying an evening
with Derrick when things take on an unexpected turn. A surprised Paul tries to
cover his emotions, but Derrick realizes that his mood has soured. Fed up with
Willís sneaky behavior, Paul confronts him. Will tries to explain his way out of
it, but Paul has no patience for his deceptive behavior.
Hope is curious when Aiden makes a surprise move on 8/11. A conflicted
Brady tries to come up with a solution to his problem with Theresa on 8/12.
Theresa realizes that she can use Xander to her benefit on 8/13, while Kate
confronts Rafe about his feelings for Hope.
What Will Happen: Xander and Nicole have a tense face-off. Maggie makes
a surprising overture. Aiden starts to dig into Clydeís activities. Kate makes
an honest admission to Marlena.
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