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Drake Hogestyn (John Black) has released a statement through his
lawyers that on May 5, 2016, he was injured on the Days set while filming a
stunt that required him to "break" through a prop door that "had not been
properly prepared." When he "ran full speed," he "smashed headfirst" into it
suffering "severe head injuries." Drake was hospitalized and is currently
recovering at his Malibu home.
Days of Our Lives' ratings for the week of
July 11 was at 1.57.
Jordi Vilasuso (Dario, Days; ex-Griffin, AMC; ex-Tony, GL) and
his wife, Kaitlin, welcomed their second daughter on July 15, 2016, named
Everly Maeve Vilasuso. They have a
daughter, Riley Grace, 3.
The 68th Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced
on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Patrika Darbo (Nancy, Days) was
nominated as Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or
Drama Series for her role in the online show "Acting Dead."
see the full list, click here. The award show will be
held live on Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm ET /4 pm PT on
Taylor Spreitler (ex-Mia, Days) revealed that
her father, Danny, 55, took his own life due to the pain of
depression. The number for the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline is 800-273-8255.
Days of Our Lives' Executive Producer Ken Corday will
receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.
Watch full episodes of "Days of Our Lives" on
for Canadian viewers.
43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Here! Click here for the list of nominees and winners.
Deidre Hall (Marlena) received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 6201 Hollywood Blvd. on Thursday, May 19,
Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days) and hubby Grant Turnbull had a baby boy on
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, named Torin Mathias Turnbull.
Melissa Ordway (Abby, Y&R) and her husband Justin Gaston (ex-Ben, Days) had a
daughter, Olivia Christine Gaston, on April 30, 2016.
After April 15, 2016, "Days of Our Lives" no longer airs same-day
repeat broadcasts on Pop TV.
"Ladies of the Lake," the new digital series based on the novel by Days'
Executive Producer Ken Corday, has announced its cast. Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady,
Days; ex-Rick, B&B), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days), John-Paul Lavoisier (Philip,
Days; ex-Rex, OLTL), Martha Madison (Belle, Days; ex-Elizabeth, GH; ex-Lola,
Passions), Wally Kurth (Justin, Days; Ned, GH), Marie Wilson (Summer, Days;
ex-Meg, ATWT; ex-Karen, PC & GH), Gordon Thomson (ex-Walter, Days; ex-Freeman,
Passions; ex-AJ, Sunset Beach; ex-Adam, Dynasty), John Callahan (ex-Edmund, AMC;
ex-Dr. Baker, Days; ex-Leo, GH), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days), Lilly Melgar
(ex-Lily, GH; ex-Claudia, B&B), Jessica Morris (ex-Jennifer, OLTL) & Jillian
Clare (ex-Abby, Days) will appear in the new soap from Michael Caruso.
The third novel from Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami, Days),
Opportunity Knocks, was released on April 5, 2016.
Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily, GH; ex-Taylor, Days) announced her
engagement to Dr. Matt Aldag, a neuroscientist and science writer, on March 23,
Peter Brown (ex-Dr. Greg Peters, Days; ex-Blake Hayes, B&B; ex-Robert
Laurence, Y&R; ex-Roger Forbes, Loving; ex-Charles Sanders III, OLTL) passed
away at 80 on March 21, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his wife
Kerstin and two sons, Matthew & Joshua.
NBC has renewed "Days of Our Lives" for its 51st season until September
2017, with an option for an additional year. Due to the network's dislike of
the present 5-month-ahead taping schedule, the show is now on a 5-week
hiatus and will resume filming on Monday, April 4.
Josh Griffith has left the writing staff of Days of Our Lives.
Ryan Quan is now Co-Head Writer with Dena Higley.
Jordi Vilasuso (Dario, Days; ex-Griffin, AMC; ex-Tony, GL) and
his wife, Kaitlin, are expecting their second child in July. They have a
daughter, Riley Grace, 3.
Casey Moss (JJ, Days) and his band "Eyes for One" have released their first
full length album, "BeneathTheTruth," which contains 10 songs and
be purchased on iTunes.
Matthew Ashford (Jack) and his girlfriend Lana Buss had a daughter, Willa, on November 30,
2015. Willa joins brother Henry and two half-sisters, Grace & Emma.
Jen Lilley (Theresa, Days) released a Christmas CD on Tuesday, November
24, which includes many holiday classics as well as "Baby It's Cold Outside,"
her duet with Eric Martsolf (Brady) released last year. If you order it on her
website, you'll also receive a
personalized Christmas card.
On Monday, October 26, Casey Moss (JJ, Days), 21, was drinking at the W
Scottsdale Hotel in Arizona when he tried to punch a bartender who refused to
continue serving him. A friend went to hold him back, but he made his way free
and shoved a fellow bar patron then was tackled by the bar's bouncer. Finally he
struggled with police officers. Once he was handcuffed, he was asked his name
and cursed & yelled "I'm Casey Moss, and I'm an actor on Days of Our Lives!" He
was released from jail on Tuesday and is facing charges for assault, disorderly
conduct, and resisting arrest. He was in Scottsdale for the book signing of
"Days of Our Lives 50 Years" with his costars.
UPDATE: At the pre-trial conference on Friday, November 20, Casey Moss plead
guilty to disorderly conduct, and the other two charges were dismissed.
Celebrate 50 years of love, lust, and drama on "Days of Our Lives" with
People's special collector's edition, out Friday, October 30, 2015.
50th Anniversary "Days of Our Lives" cast photo. (Click on picture to see
(Top row, l. to r.) Eric Martsolf (Brady), Jen Lilley (Theresa),
Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne), Josh Taylor
(Roman), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Greg Vaughan (Eric),
Alison Sweeney (Sami), Christopher Sean (Paul), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Kate Mansi (Abby), Rob Scott Wilson (Ben), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Melissa Reeves
(Jennifer), Casey Moss (JJ), Camila Banus (Gabi), James Reynolds (Abe), A
Martinez (Eduardo), Thaao Penghlis (Andre'), Lauren Koslow (Kate), & Billy Flynn
(Second row seated): Judi Evans (Adrienne), John Aniston (Victor), Peggy
McCay (Caroline), Drake Hogestyn (John), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth Hayes
(Julie), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Sal Stowers (Lani), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), & Joseph Mascolo (Stefano).
Alison Sweeney (Sami) & James Scott (ex-EJ) were reunited on HBO's "Last
Week Tonight with John Oliver" after
ABC news reported about Noujain Mustafa who, despite being wheelchair-bound,
left her home in Kobani, a war-torn Syrian town, and traveled to the Serbian
border, hoping to get to Germany. Mustafa revealed that she learned to speak
English by watching Days, and that Sami and EJ were her favorite characters. On
his show, Oliver hilariously recounted the story of the duo's turbulent romance,
then aired a newly taped scene between the actors, where the characters reunited
after EJ's "death."
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
Steve Catches Kayla With Fynn! The week begins with Eduardo and Steve
bonding over the fact that their violent history cost them the loves of their
lives. Steve asks for Eduardoís help to win back Kayla. Meanwhile, Fynn informs
Kayla that he doesnít want to continue pretending that he doesnít have feelings
for her. To Kaylaís surprise, Fynn kisses her. Unbeknownst to Fynn and Kayla,
Steve witnesses their buss. Though Steve is filled with anger, he manages to
keep his feelings in check and remains cool. Kayla addresses the kiss with Fynn
and makes it clear that sheís not ready to step into a new relationship. Later,
Steve meets with Kayla and tells her that he has given up his work as a private
eye at Black Patch. Instead, Steve says that he has accepted a job that will
keep him out of danger. Unfortunately for Steve, his announcement doesnít have
the outcome he hoped for - that Kayla would want to reunite now that he is more
on the straight and narrow.
Ratings for 6/27: 1.6
Real Andrews appears on 7/29 as Hal, Jadeís father.
Wolf Muser debuts on 7/26 as Dr. Hochman, who is recruited by Deimos to
operate on Maggie.
Freddie Smith returns this week as Sonny Kiriakis!
*Hot Plots Preview* Victor Accepts Deimosís Offer! Deimos approaches
Victor, hoping to call a truce and make peace with his brother. The Kiriakis
patriarch is skeptical of Deimosís motives. To that end, Deimos lures Dr.
Hochman, a surgeon, out of retirement to perform an operation on Maggie that
could make it possible for her to walk again. Deimos introduces the doctor to
Maggie and Victor, explaining that he wants to help. For Maggieís sake, Victor
agrees to the surgery, but he remains reluctant to patch things up with his
Hope is alarmed when Ciara recounts an incident at Shady Hills with
Chase on 7/25, while Adriana disapproves of Rafeís renewed interest in Hope and
Eduardo asks Adriana to give Hope a chance. Deimos takes note of Dario and
Nicoleís bond on 7/26, while Claire gets a job as Chloeís assistant. Sonny
confronts Deimos on 7/28. Jadeís father freaks when he sees her kissing Joey on
What Will Happen: Aiden visits Chase. Blanca overhears Rafe say he will
never date her. Claire tells her parents that she isnít going to college. Steve
joins the search for Tate.
Who Kidnapped Tate? Theresa and Brady track down Summer in Las Vegas
and demand answers about her part in Tateís kidnapping. When Summer mentions the
mystery blackmailer who tried to get her to carry out the abduction, Brady
demands a phone number. Brady turns to his father for help and asks John to
investigate the phone numberís history. Steve also gets involved. Summer
volunteers that perhaps Victor has a hand in everything because of his hatred of
Theresa, but Brady doesnít want to believe it. Bradyís doubts about his
grandfather grow stronger, however, when he has a talk with Maggie and learns
that Victor has familiarity with the disbanded company. Frustrated by the lack
of progress in finding Tate, Brady loses his cool and blasts Victor, believing
that his grandfather is behind the abduction. By weekís end, Summer makes a
proposal that catches both Theresa and Brady off-guard.
Ratings for 6/20: 1.6
John-Paul Lavoisier is out as Philip Kiriakis.
Martha Madison is out as Belle Black.
Jonathan McClendon is out as Chase Jennings.
*Hot Plots Preview* Hope And Rafe Escape! Shawn rushes into the
bombed-out basement and finds no sign of either Rafe or Hope. Meanwhile, in the
aftermath of the explosion, Andre informs Aiden that he killed Rafe and Hope.
Andre also takes great pleasure in revealing that he set it up to make Aiden
look responsible for their deaths. While most of Salem fears the worst for Rafe
and Hope, he manages to take an unconscious Hope to a secret room off of one of
the tunnels in the old house. Hope is badly injured and Rafe has a serious leg
wound, but thanks to Rafeís efforts, she comes to. After Rafe passes out and
suffers a terrible nightmare, he doubles his efforts and succeeds in securing
Blanca and Dario lament over their unrequited loves on 7/18. Rafe is
the focus of a special episode on 7/20. Chad tries to talk to JJ and Jennifer
about the custody battle on 7/21, while Summer gives a statement to Roman. Kate
confides in Marlena on 7/22, while Dario wants Nicole to get over Deimos and
Belle is slightly jealous when she sees Philip with Chloe.
What Will Happen: Adriana warns Blanca that a man from Mexico is trying
to track her down. Maggie confides in Julie about Victor. Kate moves into the
Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas) is featured in the Take Five interview this
Tate Is Kidnapped! Brady wakes a groggy Theresa and asks where Tate is.
When she doesnít have an answer, they quickly begin a search for their missing
son, unaware that he is with Summer on a jet headed out of Salem. The distraught
parents enlist the police, as well as John and Victorís help, in trying to
locate Tate. While Shawn and the Salem PD canvas the area near Theresa and
Bradyís home, Victor blasts Theresa for not taking better care of the boy.
Theresaís current condition isnít making anyone feel more secure. Brady isnít so
sure that Theresa is to blame, however. Meanwhile, Theresa thinks that Summer
may have had something to do with Tateís absence, noting that Summer probably
took Tate out of revenge because Brady didnít return her feelings. Initially,
Brady doesnít take Theresaís rants about Summer seriously. When Brady is unable
to track down Summer, he goes to John for help. Theresa and Brady also question
Dario about Summerís whereabouts, but he has no idea where she is. The stress
from Tateís disappearance takes a toll on Brady and Theresa.
Ratings for 6/13: 1.6
Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams)
return the week of 7/11 - and beyond.
*Hot Plots Preview* Andre Says Abigail Is Dead! Andre informs Chad that
Abigail was on a chartered flight that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, but Chad
doesnít accept it. To convince Chad that Abigail is dead, Andre makes a call to
one of his mysterious contacts and issues instructions to put Abigailís name on
the downed jet. Later, Andre delivers the devastating ďnewsĒ to Chad. Later,
Chad is tormented by a nightmare of Abigailís death. He awakens in an agitated
state and Jen tries to calm him. She suggests that, for the time being, Thomas
would be better off with her. Chad disagrees, noting that Jennifer also hasnít
been in the best state of mind.
Claire asks Ciara for advice about Chad on 7/11. Jennifer considers
fighting Chad for custody of Thomas on 7/12. Deimos reveals to Roman that he is
alive and his fall into the river was an accident on 7/13, while Philip wants to
sign Chloe to a recording contract. Chad retains Belleís services to fight
Jennifer on 7/14.
*Bombs Away* Itís An Explosive Week, As Hope Learns Aiden Has Been
Lying To Her And Discovers That Rafe Is In Grave Danger! Hope returns from her
Green Mountain Lodge getaway with Aiden with full clarity. Aiden, however,
wasnít aware that she had an ulterior motive. To take her mind off Aiden, Hope
goes to the Salem police station, where Shawn gives her an update regarding the
test results from Aidenís blood samples, explaining that the person who married
her in November was the real Aiden, not the imposter as he claimed upon his
return from captivity. Itís a big blow to Hope, who had tried to give him the
benefit of the doubt. Angered by Aidenís manipulations, Hope takes him into
custody. At the Salem PD, she escorts Aiden to an interrogation room and demands
honest answers. Aiden finally admits that on the day they were married, he was
with Hope until the moment when he was supposed to kill her. Aiden insists that
he does love Hope and thatís why he couldnít kill her. Hope informs Roman that
she wants Aiden booked, but they donít have anything to charge him with. Across
town, Andre has abducted Rafe and placed him in the cellar of the abandoned home
he procured. When Rafe regains consciousness, he discovers that he is on the
floor shackled to a wall. Hope realizes that she needs to find Rafe to update
him on the developments with Aiden. Ultimately, Hopeís search leads her to the
abandoned DiMera property, where she comes upon Rafe. Rafe appreciates Hopeís
help, but he doesnít want her life placed in jeopardy. Hope comes up with an
idea to free Rafe by using her gun, but itís risky, especially with the clock
ticking down to a few precious moments. Just as Shawn arrives at the house, it
explodes, presumably with Rafe and Hope inside.
What Will Happen: Eduardo and Dario come to an understanding. Theo
comforts Claire. Ciara questions Chase's motives.
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