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Days of our Lives-related news from 2007

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What was the biggest DAYS news story of 2007?
 AUG: After 21 years, Drake Hogestyn is fired by DAYS.   29% 
 JAN: Intruder breaks into Drake Hogestyn's home, attempts exorcism.   24% 
 OCT: Nadia Bjorlin inks new contract, returns as Salem's Chloe.   20% 
 MAY: Joseph Mascolo rises again as Stefano DiMera.   15% 
 MAR: Alison Sweeney hired to be new host of The Biggest Loser.   5% 
 FEB: Farah Fath opts to exit DAYS, Judi Evans will exit with her.   2% 
 MAR: Judi Evans returning to DAYS, reprises role as Adrienne.   2% 
 APR: Edward Mallory (ex-Bill Horton) dead at age 76.   2% 
 AUG: Former Y&R exec Ed Scott hired as DAYS' new co-executive producer.   1% 
 MAR: DAYS to be featured on latest installment of I Wanna Be A Soap Star.   0% 

Drake Hogestyn
January 2007
Intruder tries to exorcise DAYS star
Drake Hogestyn (John Black) has had another brush with demonic possession. This time, however, there was no supernatural storyline involved and the terror was definitely real. As the New Year readied to roll in, an Oregon man showed up at Hogestyn's home and caused an incredible stir.
Matthew Ashford
February 2007
Matthew Ashford gets another shot as DAYS's Jack
Matthew Ashford's (Jack Deveraux) rollercoaster ride with Days of our Lives continues. A little more than six months after the actor was staying -- then going -- comes word that the actor is now... returning.
Eileen Davidson
February 2007
Ex-DAYS star goes from Restless to Beautiful
For most people, being fired from a job brings with it a whole host of lifestyle changes. That will not be the case for one daytime star. Despite being fired from The Young and the Restless late last year, Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) will still be reporting to CBS's Los Angeles studios and she will still find herself being called "Ashley" on a daily basis.
Farah Fath
February 2007
Judi Evans, Farah Fath wrap up DAYS stays in March
Forget what you heard about contract extensions or recasts. As previously reported, Farah Fath (Mimi Lockhart) and Judi Evans (Bonnie Lockhart) will be exiting Days of our Lives. While their exits have loomed large for some time -- in some cases for several months -- their official exits are now here. Both will make their final on-screen appearances next month.
March 2007
Aspiring actors can win a DAYS role
A new cast member will be joining Days of our Lives later this year and you, the DAYS viewer, will be able to weigh in and help determine who that new cast member will be. The selection process will be the culmination of the latest edition of the "I Wanna Be A Soap Star" series, set to debut this summer.
Alison Sweeney
March 2007
Alison Sweeney to weigh in as Biggest Loser host
Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) will be pulling double duty on NBC for the foreseeable future. The Days of our Lives star has been named the new host of the network's weight loss reality show, "The Biggest Loser."
Judi Evans
March 2007
Judi Evans to report dack to DAYS
Judi Evans (Bonnie Lockhart) exited Days of our Lives at the beginning of March, but the actress is already prepping for a return to the NBC soap. Evans learned that DAYS execs had future plans for her as she and the show's cast and crew gathered at her goodbye party.
March 2007
DAYS star succumbs to MS
Former Days of our Live star Lanna Saunders (ex-Sister Marie Horton) has died. The actress, a veteran of both the stage and the screen, died at the age of 65 due to complications of Multiple Sclerosis.
Edward Mallory
April 2007
DAYS' Bill Horton dead at 76
Former Days of our Lives star Edward Mallory (ex-Bill Horton) has died following a long illness. The actor's widow, Suzanne, indicated that Mallory had been ill for several years with a combination of ailments. She declined to specified the nature of those illness. Mallory was 76.
Billy Warlock
April 2007
DAYS, GH vet Billy Warlock joins Y&R
After two recent high profile dismissals from daytime, Billy Warlock is once again headed back to give soaps another shot. But this time around Warlock is doing something that he hasn't done in nearly 21 years: he is getting ready to head into uncharted waters.
Joseph Mascolo
May 2007
Mascolo brings Stefano back to Salem
Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera) has signed on to return to Days of our Lives next month. The news comes nearly six months after the actor nixed a return to the NBC soap because contract talks had reached an impasse.
Farah Fath
May 2007
Fath returns to daytime -- but not in a Flash
Farah Fath will join the cast of One Life to Live later this year, but it will not be in the role that everyone thought. The former Days of our Lives star had been up for the role of Sarah Roberts. According to the actress, the show had other plans for her talent.
June 2007
DAYS episodes now available on iTunes
Days of our Lives becomes the latest soap opera to take a leap into the digital age. Episodes of the NBC soap can now be downloaded and watched on your home computer, a video iPod and countless other places. It's all part of a deal between DAYS, Sony and Apple's iTunes.
Edward J. Scott
August 2007
DAYS taps former Y&Rers for co-EP and casting director
As Days of our Lives struggles to find its footing, the NBC soap announced today that it has made some behind-the-scenes changes. The show has appointed a new co-executive producer and tapped a new casting director and both newcomers -- Edward J. Scott and Marnie Saitta, respectively - most recently served on the top-rated CBS soap The Young and the Restless.
Drake Hogestyn
August 2007
Are Drake Hogestyn's DAYS numbered?
Rumors hint that Drake Hogestyn has been fired from Days of our Lives. The actor, who has been with the show for 21 years, has been unhappy with his lack of storyline in recent months. A show rep denies that the actor has been let go.
Kirsten Storms
September 2007
Kirsten Storms charged with DUI
GH star Kirsten Storms (ex-Belle Black) is the latest celebrity to be arrested on DUI charges in Los Angeles. While Storms may not have the same clout as some recently arrested celebs, the actress spent some time in jail and was ordered to pay a hefty fine. Storms joined General Hospital in 2005.
Deidre Hall
October 2007
Marlena's possession to be rebroadcast for Halloween
SOAPnet will re-broadcast three episodes from 1995 when Marlena's soul was taken over by the devil. What's, um, possessed them to do that? It's all part of a Halloween mini-marathon airing later this month on the all-soaps cable channel.
Ashlee Holland
October 2007
DAYS' newest Soap Star is crowned
The votes are in and Days of our Lives now has its newest "Soap Star." Ashlee Holland was named the winner of the fourth edition of SOAPnet's "I Wanna Be A Soap Star" reality series. The actress make her first DAYS appearance shortly before the end of the year.
Nadia Bjorlin
October 2007
Bjorlin returning to DAYS
Nadia Bjorlin is back at Days of our Lives following a brief foray into motion pictures. The actress debuted as Chloe in 1999 and was last spotted in Salem in 2005. Her latest return is slated to be a long-term engagement.
Marcus Patrick
November 2007
Patrick out amid nude photo dust up
Hunky Marcus Patrick is out of another soap -- his second lost job in a little over a year. The actor's mysterious dismissal comes a few months after he posted naked for a magazine. He previously appeared on All My Children for three months.

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