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January 4, 2021
As great as it would be if The Young and the Restless alum Daniel Goddard (ex-Cane Ashby) joined Days of our Lives, it turns out that the "news" that he's been cast as E.J. DiMera stemmed from a big misunderstanding.
January 4, 2021
Freddie Smith (ex-Sonny Kiriakis, Days of our Lives) and Alyssa Tabit united as husband and wife in a gorgeous wedding ceremony on New Year's Eve.
January 6, 2021
Days of our Lives fans can look forward to the upcoming return of Jaime Lyn Bauer, who shares that she will reprising her role as Dr. Laura Horton next month.
January 13, 2021
Watch for Days of our Lives alum Casey Deidrick (ex-Chad DiMera) in the upcoming Hulu film Into the Dark: Tentacles, a horror that explores the dangers of losing yourself in early love.
January 14, 2021
Days of our Lives' Mike Manning (Charlie Dale) reveals that viewers will see a flashback of Allie's rape, which he and Lindsay Arnold have already filmed: "That entire week I felt sick. My stomach hurt."
January 14, 2021
Well, Toto, Kristian Alfonso is certainly not in Salem anymore. The Days of our Lives star (ex-Hope Brady) is stirring up trouble in Ruby, part of Lifetime's adaptation of V.C. Andrews' dark Landry family saga.
January 21, 2021
Get the details on the new Spike Lee film Son of the South, a project that Days of our Lives' Mike Manning (Charlie Dale) says he's very proud to be a part of.
January 21, 2021
Victoria Konefal will be back on Days of our Lives fans' screens faster than you can say "February Sweeps." The question that fans might be wondering, though, is whether or not the Emmy-nominated fan-favorite will be appearing in a ghostly or real-worldly form
January 23, 2021
Get ready for the explosive new series Casa Grande, a politically charged drama starring Kate Mansi (ex-Abigail Deveraux, Days of our Lives) in a role that she says is "a real joy" -- though from the looks of things, not literally..
February 3, 2021
The nominations are out for the 2021 Writers Guild Awards, and NBC's Days of our Lives and ABC's General Hospital will be vying for the win in the Daytime Drama category.
February 3, 2021
Days of our Lives has reportedly cast hip hop artist Precious Way in the new role of Chanel, the daughter of Jackée Harry's upcoming character, Paulina.
February 4, 2018
Beloved Days of our Lives actress Lauren Koslow has been in the shoes of Kate Roberts for a whopping 25 years, which the star says is a huge surprise: "I'm not big on dates so I don't think I even realized it was my 25th!"
February 5, 2021
She may be a soap icon, but that didn't soothe the nerves of new Days of our Lives star Linda Dano (Vivian Alamain), who says that thinking about her fans helped keep her calm enough to play Salem's most vicious villain.
February 10, 2021
Is General Hospital poised to bring beloved All My Children character Dimitri Marick to Port Charles? Get the scoop on the hunky Hungarian who was once married to Alex Devane (Finola Hughes).
February 12, 2021
What the devil does Days of our Lives have planned now?! Probably something dastardly, because Brock Kelly is set to return to the role of baddie Evan Frears (a.k.a. Christian Maddox).
February 17, 2021
Find out when you'll finally get to meet Jackée Harry in the role of Days of our Lives' "fabulous" Paulina.
February 17, 2021
Days of our Lives' Marci Miller reveals that Abby's appetite for revenge against Gwen (Emily O'Brien) is so insatiable, "it's a darn miracle Abby is holding it together." Especially now that Gabi (Camila Banus) is involved!
February 17, 2021
Another World alum Linda Dano sums up her time as a temporary replacement for Louise Sorel in the role of Days of our Lives' Vivian with a great word: glorious -- and absolutely so!
February 19, 2021
Find out the exact moment that Days of our Lives' Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) will be making her über dramatic return to Salem.
February 22, 2021
Lesley-Anne Down (ex-Jackie Morone, The Bold and the Beautiful) will play the role of Margaret Thatcher in the historical drama Reagan, while Days of our Lives' Trevor Donovan (ex-Jeremy Horton) has taken on the role of Secret Service agent, John Barletta.
February 22, 2021
Returning Days of our Lives star Alison Sweeney recalls the hoops she had to jump through as a young teen to land the role of Sami Brady.
February 25, 2021
Days of our Lives' Jackée Harry says Paulina is coming to Salem with a whole lotta secrets, but before they're revealed, fans will see the character being "fierce, fabulous, and sexy!"
March 1, 2021
Days of our Lives has asked Kyle Lowder to reprise his role as Rex Brady, who may throw a wrench in Xander (Paul Telfer) and Sarah's (Linsey Godfrey) upcoming nuptials.
March 1, 2021
Days of our Lives' Mike Manning has wrapped his time as Charlie Dale, whose death has kicked off a big murder mystery for the soap. "It's been fun Salem. I'll love you all forever."
March 2, 2021
Theo is heading back to Salem! Days of our Lives' Cameron Johnson is reprising the role of Abe's (James Reynolds) son later this month.
March 2, 2021
Legacy Days of our Lives character Jennifer Horton will definitely be returning to Salem in the future -- but will she be played by original portrayer Melissa Reeves or recent replacement Cady McClain? The NBC soap's head writer speaks out.
March 9, 2021
Former All My Children star Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Cooney) sings high praises for Days of our Lives, where she just wrapped a temporary stint as Jennifer Horton. But will she back in the role originally played by Melissa Reeves?
March 12, 2021
The Legitimate Wiseguy, a mob film by Nicholas Celozzi, has cast Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) and Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin Reed, Days of our Lives) alongside heavy hitters like Harvey Keitel and Emile Hirsch.
March 12, 2021
Soap alum A Martinez (ex-Eduardo Hernandez, Days of our Lives; ex-Dr. Ramon Montgomery, The Bold and the Beautiful, ex-Roy DiLucca, General Hospital) just wrapped filming on the Michael Bay film Ambulance, which the star calls a "thoroughly wild" action thriller.
March 16, 2021
Days of our Lives' Linsey Godfrey (Sarah Horton) thanks fans, cast, and crew as she announces her exit from the NBC soap opera.
March 22, 2021
Days of our Lives took home the win in the Daytime Drama category at last night's Writers Guild Awards.
March 22, 2021
The Showtime series The L Word: Generation Q has cast Vanessa Williams (ex-Valerie Grant, Days of our Lives) as artist Pippa Pascal.
March 22, 2021
Days of our Lives' Patrick Muldoon cast as a shady sheriff in action-adventure film Dakota
March 25, 2021
A big star from Days of our Lives confirms that the NBC soap opera has recast the role of E.J. DiMera, previously played by fan favorite James Scott.
March 26, 2021
Days of our Lives is bringing a new doctor to Salem, played by daytime star Michael Lowry (ex-Jake Martin, All My Children; ex-Ross Rayburn, One Life to Live).
March 29, 2021
Marci Miller (Abigail Deveraux, Days of our Lives) surprises the world with the news that she has given birth to a baby girl named Willett -- Willie for short.
April 8, 2021
Batman: The Long Halloween calls on Days of our Lives' Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric Brady) and All My Children's Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo du Pres) to voice iconic characters.
April 16, 2021
Days of our Lives is embarking on a "large idea" that is taking shape for Jackée Harry (Paulina Price) and some of the soap's other beloved Black characters.
April 14, 2021
Gregory Zarian (ex-Julius, General Hospital; ex-Brent, Days of our Lives) opens up about his intense hostage film, 86 Melrose Avenue; working with Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, GH); and why it's important to never give up on your dreams.
April 28, 2021
Get ready to say "I do" to Hallmark's The Wedding Veil! Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady, Days of our Lives) joins Lacey Chabert (ex-Bianca Montgomery, All My Children) and Autumn Reeser in the friendship film trilogy.
May 10, 2021
With a budding relationship with her father on the line, Days of our Lives' Gwen (Emily O'Brien) has a major reason to stop being so evil and manipulative -- but will she?
May 13, 2021
Days of our Lives has reportedly upped Jackée Harry (Pauline Price) to contract status, while Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) has agreed to extend his time at the NBC soap opera.
May 14, 2020
Days of our Lives' Jackée Harry (Paulina Price) has been cast in Everything's Trash, But It's Okay. Will the new comedy project cut her time in Salem short?
May 18, 2021
Hallmark had the genius idea to once again pair soap icons Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady, Days of our Lives) and Cameron Mathison (unnamed character, General Hospital; ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children) in a new Murder, She Baked mystery.
May 19, 2021
All My Children and The Young and the Restless vet Chrishell Stause is returning to Days of our Lives next week to help her brother make an important decision.
May 21, 2021
It's official: Days of our Lives has cast Dan Feuerrigel as its new E.J. DiMera. The actor is known for the Spartacus franchise and the Australian soap opera Home & Away.
May 24, 2021
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) previewed this year's 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards by announcing the nominees in two categories.
May 25, 2021
LMN's Fatal Fiancé will feature Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez, Days of our Lives; ex-Lola Montez, One Life to Live) in a chilling role opposite Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston Wilde, OLTL) and Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis, DAYS; Ned Quartermaine, General Hospital).
June 1, 2021
Summer is gonna be a scorcher in Salem! Days of our Lives is bringing Greg Vaughan back as Eric Brady, who's unwittingly about to walk into the Dumpster fire known as Nicole (Arianne Zucker) and Xander (Paul Telfer)!
June 1, 2021
Days of our Lives fans now know who killed Mike Manning, but one pressing question remained: Where would actor Mike Manning land next? We now know the answer.
June 1, 2021
"I thought I was going to die, quite literally," shares Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera, Days of our Lives) of his low point with drug and alcohol dependency.
June 2, 2021
Little Johnny DiMera is returning to Salem, but he isn't so little anymore! Days of our Lives has cast actor Carson Boatman to play an older version of E.J. and Sami's son.
June 5, 2021
While her alter ego is currently resting in a fictional hospital, Kirsten Storms is recovering from a very real medical situation. The actress revealed on Instagram that she underwent brain surgery.
June 7, 2021
Days of our Lives star Kate Mansi (ex-Abigail Deveraux) had to cancel her 2020 wedding due to the pandemic, but it turns out she and Blake Levin secretly "got married in a fever" anyway!
June 12, 2021
Days of our Lives' E.J. DiMera is back, and Alison Sweeney says new portrayer Dan Feuerriegel is definitely "going to give the fans the E.J. they have been missing."
June 14, 2021
A dark new thriller called F.E.A.R. stars Marci Miller (Abigail Deveraux, Days of our Lives) as a mother desperately trying to protect her family from a lethal virus and a ruthless gang of outlaws.
June 14, 2021
John Gabriel (ex-Dr. Seneca Beaulac, Ryan's Hope; ex-Pete LeGrand, Days of our Lives; ex-Zack Conway, Loving) has died. He was 90.
June 22, 2021
Deidre Hall's unforgettable 45 years as Days of our Lives Dr. Marlena Evans
June 22, 2021
Fan fave and multi-soap vet Ted King cast as Jack on The Bold and the Beautiful
June 22, 2021
Catch Emily O'Brien (Gwen Rizczech, Days of our Lives; ex-Jana Hawkes, The Young and the Restless) in Glint, a film that stars her as a single mother struggling with mental illness.
June 25, 2021
The 48th Annual Daytime Emmys were handed out on June 25, 2021, in a hybrid virtual and in-person ceremony broadcast on CBS. The ceremony looked much closer to those of years past and once again served as a celebration of all that daytime has to offer.
June 25, 2021
448th Annual Daytime Emmys coverage: Victoria Konefal wins DAYS' second Younger Performer trophy, and Cady McClain makes Daytime Emmy history.
June 28, 2021
Real-life Days of our Lives duo Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) and Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel Jonas) are thrilled to announce that they're going to become husband and wife.
June 29, 2021
Days of our Lives' Precious Way has bid an emotional farewell to her role as Chanel Dupree: "I'm really going to miss you all."
July 1, 2021
Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause (ex-Amanda Dillon, All My Children; ex-Jordan Ridgeway, Days of our Lives) is releasing her first book, a heartfelt memoir called Under Construction: Because Living My Best Life Took a Little Work.
July 2, 2021
It's been months since fans have seen Days of our Lives' Maggie Horton, so Suzanne Rogers' upcoming return to Salem will be a very welcome one!
July 5, 2021
Voiceover actress and soap opera alum Philece Sampler (ex-Renee DuMonde, Days of our Lives; ex-Donna Love Hudson, Another World) has passed away at the age of 67 from a heart attack.
July 7, 2021
Days of our Lives' Jackée Harry (Paulina Price) opens up about her duplicitous alter ego: "She's a tough cookie, but she lies a lot!"
July 9, 2021
Passionflix just dropped the trailer for Driven Season 2, featuring Charles Shaughnessy (ex-Shane Donovan, Days of our Lives) alongside Michael Roark (ex-Travis Crawford, The Young and the Restless).
July 9, 2021
Let's give a round of applause to Lucas Adams (Tripp Dalton, Days of our Lives) and Shelby Wulfert, who are engaged after Adams popped the question in a romantic forest atmosphere.
July 16, 2021
The film Four for Fun is already a ten, featuring the talents of Brytni Sarpy (Elena Dawson, The Young and the Restless), Jacob Young (ex-Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-J.R. Chandler, All My Children), and Jason Cook (ex-Shawn-Douglas Brady, Days of our Lives; ex-Matt Hunter, General Hospital).
July 16, 2021
Days of our Lives' Greg Vaughan will be in and right back out of Salem, with Eric Brady's short return meant to send storylines spinning in different directions. But will Eric come back after the dust settles?
July 19, 2021
During his acceptance speech for his Daytime Emmy Award this weekend, The Bay's Mike Manning (ex-Charlie Dale) revealed that he is married to a super supportive man he considers his best friend.
July 19, 2021
The Bay stars Mike Manning (ex-Charlie Dale, Days of our Lives) and Chiara D'Ambrosio (ex-Summer Newman, The Young and the Restless) took home top honors at the 48th Annual Daytime Emmys Fiction and Lifestyle Programming Awards.
July 21, 2021
Some call it relatable, some call it taboo, but the word that Raven Bowens uses to describe Chanel's sexual fluidity storyline on Days of our Lives is real: "[This is] what I'm in the business to do."
July 22, 2021
Days of our Lives has cast The Jeffersons and 227 star Marla Gibbs (ex-Aunt Irma, Passions) as Olivia Price, the mother of Paulina Price (Jackée Harry).
July 22, 2021
Days of our Lives star Kyle Lowder has announced that he's back to work, and many fans are thinking he'll soon be returning as Rex Brady.
July 22, 2021
Everybody, rock your body, because Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean is coming to Days of our Lives: "BOOM!"
July 26, 2021
Actress Kirsten Storms won't be appearing as General Hospital's Maxie Jones for the foreseeable future, as she is recovering from brain surgery. However, the actress says she is recuperating nicely.
July 26, 2021
New Days of our Lives star Carson Boatman (Johnny DiMera) tied the knot with model Julana Dizon last Friday in a heartfelt ceremony that paid tribute to the couple's country music roots.
July 26, 2021
Catch Days of our Lives' Carson Boatman (Johnny DiMera) on the big screen in Runt, a super tense drama film that features late Disney star Cameron Boyce in his final role.
July 26, 2021
Peacock has ordered five episodes of Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, a spinoff that brings Lisa Rinna (Billie Reed) back to the canvas alongside Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans), Drake Hogestyn (John Black), James Reynolds (Abe Carver), Jackée Harry (Paulina Price), and more.
July 26, 2021
Dial Emme for Murder is coming the screen thanks to Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, The Young and the Restless; ex-Kristen DiMera, Days of our Lives), who has cast two soap legends in the upcoming series based on her Soap Opera Mystery novels.
July 29, 2021
Will Freddie Smith be returning as Days of our Lives' Sonny Kiriakis? The actor gives an answer that his fans definitely don't want to miss!
July 31, 2021
A recent trip to Italy was a coming out, of sorts, for All My Children and Days of our Lives alum Chrishell Stause. The Emmy-nominated actress revealed she has a new boyfriend.
August 1, 2021
Port Charles original cast member Jay Pickett passed away suddenly on Friday. The actor, who also appeared on General Hospital and Days of our Lives, was 60.
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