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January 1, 2018
Let the New Year's champagne toasts continue, because Leann Hunley (Anna DiMera) is returning to Days of our Lives for a storyline that has her reconnecting with Josh Taylor's Roman Brady.
January 1, 2018
Find out which members of the crew your favorite soap stars would love to change places with in a freaky Friday scenario.
January 2, 2018
Days of our Lives' head writer, Ron Carlivati, dishes on the creative license the NBC soap gives him to tap into his crazy and outlandish side.
January 15, 2018
Former Days of our Lives star Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady Black) was spotted back in Salem, leaving fans wondering if he has rejoined the NBC soap.
January 20, 2018
Popular Days of our Lives actress Christie Clark is bringing Carrie Brady back to Salem for a story involving Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley).
January 20, 2018
One of General Hospital's most beloved characters has, instead of being voted into office, been voted off the island. Genie Francis has been dropped to recurring status.<
January 21, 2018
Days of our Lives leading man Drake Hogestyn (John Black) took to Twitter to break two big stories: he's got a new primetime gig and he's staying put at DAYS.
January 23, 2018
Days of our Lives' Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera) opens up about his unexpected departure from Salem.
January 25, 2018
Days of our Lives' Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) and Drake Hogestyn (John Black) are both celebrating anniversaries with the NBC soap.
January 26, 2018
Days of our Lives' Martha Madison (Belle Black) and All My Children alum Dorothy Lyman (ex-Opal Cortlandt) are starring together in The Price for Silence.
January 29, 2018
Despite being found floating dead in a hot tub, Stefano DiMera's daughter Megan (Miranda Wilson) could be returning to Days of our Lives.
January 31, 2018
Former Days of our Lives star Ximena Duque (ex-Blanca) introduces her new daughter, Luna Adkins.
February 1, 2018
Real-life Days of our Lives couple Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams) will be the recipients of this year's Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Daytime Emmys.
February 6, 2018
Guess who plays a network executive in Paramore's retro music video for Rose-Colored Boy? Former DAYS, AMC, and GL star Jordi Vilasuso!
February 8, 2018
Popular soap stars Kassie DePaiva (Eve Donovan, Days of our Lives) and Nathan Purdee (ex-Hank Gannon, One Life to Live) are set to play spouses in Killian and the Comeback Kids.
February 9, 2018
ABC's upcoming series The Rookie will feature both One Life to Live alum Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey Buchanan) and Days of our Lives alum Eric Winter (ex-Rex Brady).
February 11, 2018
NBC executive Lin Bolen, responsible for making Days of our Lives an hour-long drama and for introducing Wheel of Fortune, has died.
February 15, 2018
Hot on the heels of teasing he has a huge announcement that will transform his career, Christopher Sean opens up about his future as Days of our Lives' Paul Narita.
February 16, 2018
Daytime star Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily Quartermaine/Rebecca Shaw, General Hospital; ex-Tayler Walker, Days of our Lives) has a tiny miracle on the way.
February 16, 2018
Tyler Christopher (Stefan DiMera) opens up about the dark path his Days of our Lives alter ego is following.
February 21, 2018
Get ready for some head-spinning news: Days of our Lives' Abigail (Marci Miller) has another personality named Gabby!
February 22, 2018
Days of our Lives' Lauren Koslow looks back on twenty-two years of playing Kate Roberts and reveals how her alter ego's complicated history is rearing its ugly head once more.
February 26, 2018
Ratings for Days of our Lives continue to climb, and the show is poised to become television's third most-watched soap opera.
March 4, 2018
Days of our Lives' Shelley Hennig (ex-Stephanie Johnson) has been given a plum role in False Profits, an ABC primetime soap opera pilot with a decidedly comedic twist.
March 5, 2018
Encore episodes of Days of our Lives will air on Bravo starting this week. These won't be same-day repeats or classic episode from 1965. Think of it more as a happy medium.
March 15, 2018
The latest news from Days of our Lives star Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire Brady) is literal music to fans' ears. The actress is dropping new music this Friday!
March 21, 2018
With just a little over a month to go, the stage is now set for television's biggest night. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys.
March 22, 2018
Find out why real-life Days of our Lives couple Ari Zucker (ex-Nicole Walker) and Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel Jonas) are twisting and turning on the dance floor.
March 23, 2018
Days of our Lives' Chandler Massey (Will Horton) opens up about his secret Daytime Emmy formula, why the NBC soap is in a sweet spot, and the special outfit he's likely to don for the April event.
March 23, 2018
Days of our Lives' Marci Miller (Abigail Deveraux) on receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination -- in the Lead Actress category, no less!
March 27, 2018
Two new series of films, one starring Days of our Lives' Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) and the other All My Children's Lacey Chabert (ex-Bianca Montgomery), are set to entertain Hallmark fans.
March 30, 2018
Days of our Lives' Marci Miller (Abigail Deveraux) opens up about the complexities of playing a multiple personality storyline and why stalking a co-star came with the territory.
April 4, 2018
Check out how Days of our Lives celebrated the fact that Drake Hogestyn (John Black) has appeared in a whopping 4,000 episodes.
April 10, 2018
Find out how Guiding Light played a part in a real-life true crime case, explored via an episode of Undisclosed featuring Days of our Lives' Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami Brady).
April 26, 2018
Killer news, Days of our Lives fans! Salemites will soon be up to their necks in trouble because Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Rogers) is heading back to Salem -- full-time!
May 5, 2018
Good news, Days of our Lives fans: Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez) reveals she has signed a new contract, and there will be plenty of "Gabinessquot; ahead.
May 8, 2018
Days of our Lives' Christopher Sean (Paul Narita) is headed to a galaxy far, far away in his new Star Wars Resistance role.
May 8, 2018
Great news, Days of our Lives fans! Farah Fath is headed back to the NBC soap, meaning her former alter ego, Mimi Lockhart, will likely once again make trouble in Salem.
May 9, 2018
Her character is in the midst of a major storyline, and she received an Emmy nomination this year. That makes it even more surprising that actress Marci Miller has decided to exit Days of our Lives.
May 12, 2018
Linden Ashby (ex-Cameron Kirsten, The Young and the Restless; ex-Paul Hollingsworth, Days of our Lives) opens up about his new Lifetime film, raining terror in Genoa City, and why he was fired as Loving's Curtis Alden.
May 14, 2018
Ladies of the Lake is back with an all-new, action-packed season set to debut in June. Check out the exciting sneak peek trailer!
May 14, 2018
Just My Type by Days of our Lives' Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire Brady) is just the type of summer jam Salem fans have been waiting for.
May 18, 2018
The daytime landscape just experienced a major shift: Days of our Lives is no longer the lowest-rated soap opera, having officially surpassed the ratings of General Hospital.
May 18, 2018
Former Days of our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful actor Joseph Campanella (ex-Harper Deveraux; ex-Jonathan Young) has passed away at the age of 93.
May 24, 2018
Sal Stowers opens up about the surprising thing that helped her land Days of our Lives' Lani Price.
May 29, 2018
Marci Miller has taped her final episode of Days of our Lives. The actress took over the role of Abigail Deveraux in 2016.
May 30, 2018
Handsome strangers, mysterious neighbors, and an undercover operation in a nightclub. No, it's not the Soap Central Christmas party -- it's a trifecta of Lifetime movies featuring soap stars, and it's happening this weekend!
May 23, 2018
Fans of Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Dario Hernandez, Days of our Lives; ex-Griffin Castillo, All My Children) better get ready for some major thrills, because his new film Killer Island is being released this weekend.
May 31, 2018
Finn and Chase's dad is headed to Port Charles. General Hospital has hired DAYS actor James Read for the role.
June 1, 2018
Days of our Lives' Brandon Beemer (Shawn-Douglas Brady) and Martha Madison (Belle Black) are returning for what Madison promises will be "great stuff."
June 9, 2018
Days of our Lives star Christopher Sean (Paul Narita) has decided it's time to walk away from Salem.
June 13, 2018
After more than 25 years as Lucas Horton, Bryan Dattilo says his run on Days of our Lives is apparently coming to an end.
June 13, 2018
Christopher Sean (Paul Narita) shared a video on social media confirming his exit from Days of our Lives. The actor also confirmed that it was his decision to leave the NBC soap.
June 15, 2018
Days of our Lives' Judi Evans (Adrienne Kiriakis) plays an "unredeemable character" in I'm not for Sale, a terrifying film that delves into the sickening realities of human trafficking.
June 15, 2018
Days of our Lives' Stephen Nichols (Steve "Patch" Johnson) is grateful for the "good fortune" that has kept him in Salem for 33 years -- but does this year signify the end of his run on the NBC soap?
June 19, 2018
Could Days of our Lives' Jack Deveraux be returning from the dead? Maybe so, as rumor has it portrayer Matthew Ashford is making a big return to the NBC soap.
June 27, 2018
Rumor has it there could be a revival of the 1990s sitcom The Nanny, meaning Days of our Lives' Charles Shaughnessy (ex-Shane Donovan) could be back full-time on television screens before we know it.
July 12, 2018
She's baaaaaaack! Returning Days of our Lives star Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux) shares a teaser video of one of her first new Salem scripts.
July 12, 2018
She's baaaaaaack! Returning Days of our Lives star Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux) shares a teaser video of one of her first new Salem scripts.
July 12, 2018
Days of our Lives' Martha Madison (Belle Black) reveals that her and Brandon Beemer's (Shawn-Douglas Brady) upcoming return this fall won't be short-term but rather several months long!
July 20, 2018
Soap veteran Jordi Vilasuso, who has had roles on All My Children, Days of our Lives, and Guiding Light, is heading to The Young and the Restless as a mystery character named Rey.
July 23, 2018
Days of our Lives' Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) popped the question to his girlfriend, Alyssa Tabit -- and she said yes!
July 25, 2018
The Bold and the Beautiful's loss appears to be Days of our Lives' gain. Linsey Godfrey, who played B&B's Caroline for the past six years, is taking over a DAYS role that hasn't been seen in more than 20 years!
August 1, 2018
It's been about three and a half years since DAYS viewers last saw Jordan Ridgeway, but Chrishell Hartley is set to reprise the role -- and the actress promises her story will be much different than last time.
August 2, 2018
General Hospital star Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily Quartermaine) gives the inside scoop on her emotional documentary In Their Shoes, which she's co-produced with Cheryl Buchanan.
August 9, 2018
Check out the teaser trailer for Lifetime's Babysitter's Nightmare, starring One Life to Live alum Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston Wilde) and Days of our Lives' Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker).
August 16, 2018
Days of our Lives' Stephen Nichols (Steve "Patch" Johnson) shares he was shocked the NBC soap let him go after he agreed to a significant salary cut.
August 16, 2018
Christie Clark (Carrie Brady) waxes nostalgic about Days of our Lives and shares how a major personal event could impact her future at the NBC soap opera.
August 18, 2018
Days of our Lives' star Jen Lilley has gifted fans with an exclusive preview snippet of her debut single King of Hearts
August 22, 2018
Days of our Lives' Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez) is "so excited" to be cast on Fox's Star, but will it mean she'll no longer be appearing on daytime?
August 27, 2018
Days of our Lives' Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux) and General Hospital's Ryan Carnes (Lucas Jones) are both part of the cast of The Perfect One.
August 29, 2018
Get the details on He's Watching, a new Lifetime film starring The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives star Linsey Godfrey.
August 29, 2018
Days of our Lives' Jen Lilley on her new album, rom-com flick Stuck Out of Love and Christmas movie Holidate.
August 31, 2018
Days of our Lives star Chrishell Hartley (Jordan Ridgeway) is newly back in Salem, but that's not stopping her from taking on other roles -- two of which are "completely opposite" the actress herself.
September 3, 2018
While some people are shaming The Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens for having to take a "regular" job bagging groceries, daytime stars are urging people to bag their judgment.
September 8, 2018
Soap alum Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily Quartermaine, General Hospital; ex-Taylor Walker, Days of our Lives) has become a first-time mom.
September 11, 2018
Days of our Lives stars Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) and Brant Daugherty (ex-Brian) will be making spirits bright this holiday season in the new film Mingle All the Way.
September 18, 2018
Days of our Lives star Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) has shared some amazing news: she is adopting a baby boy!
September 19, 2018
Soak up all of The Young and the Restless' Eileen Davidson you can, because her final days as Ashley Abbott are quickly approaching.
September 20, 2018
Days of our Lives has hired General Hospital alum Brandon Barash to take over the role of Stefan after Emmy winner Tyler Christopher took a leave from the NBC soap.
September 24, 2018
Days of our Lives' Charles Shaughnessy (Shane/Drew Donovan) will be making soap fans' holidays merry and bright with his heartwarming film Buttons and a return to the stage in A Christmas Carol.
September 24, 2018
The end of an era at The Young and the Restless has happened, with Eileen Davidson formally wrapping her time as Ashley Abbott.
September 26, 2018
Beloved Days of our Lives star Frank Parker, who played Shawn Brady from 1983 to 2008, has passed away. He was 79.
September 27, 2018
Eileen Davidson, who just wrapped up as The Young and the Restless' Ashley Abbott last week, was bitten by a brown recluse spider hiding in her bed.
October 5, 2018
Check out All My Children and Days of our Lives' James Scott (ex-Ethan Cambias; ex-E.J. DiMera), who's gone New Romantic with a long hairdo.
October 6, 2018
Rather than reclaiming his former role as Brady Black, Kyle Lowder will be playing another fan-favorite Days of our Lives character.
October 9, 2018
Days of our Lives fans are thrilled to have Arianne Zucker back in the role of Nicole Walker, but the actress says her return was difficult.
October 10, 2018
Beloved Days of our Lives actress Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) has passed away. The Emmy-winning performer was 90.
October 11, 2018
The passing of Days of our Lives' Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) has touched people far and wide, and the tributes to the late actress are just as heartfelt as the work she's remembered for.
October 12, 2018
Linsey Godfrey (Sarah Horton, Days of our Lives; ex-Caroline Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful) is the star of an eerie new Netflix film called Fatal Fashion.
October 15, 2018
Daytime stars Kristoff St. John, Kelly Kruger, Stacy Haiduk, John-Paul Lavoisier, and Christopher Sean unite for No Place Like Home.
October 18, 2018
Ever wanted to see Days of our Lives' John Aniston and his real-life daughter Jennifer Aniston appear on a soap opera together? Ellen Degeneres made it happen!
October 19, 2018
Days of our Lives' Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) opens up about her heartbreaking miscarriage in "a post unlike any other post" she has ever shared.
October 22, 2018
Days of our Lives' Chrishell Hartley (Jordan Ridgeway) shares a fun video of her wedding dress hunt as her and hubby Justin Hartley's one-year anniversary approaches.
October 29, 2018
Days of our Lives has jumped on the podcast train with their own companion show Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast.
October 30, 2018
Rumors have been swirling for months, and the news is now official: Days of our Lives has rehired The Young and the Restless' Judith Chapman (Gloria Abbott) -- but for what role?
October 31, 2018
Happy Halloween! Just for fun, your faithful Two Scoopers put together a list of costumes for the DAYS family this year. Let us know what you think they should wear in the comments section or on social media!
November 2, 2018
Days of our Lives alum Mark Hapka (ex-Nathan Horton) stars as a lovable boy next door in the upcoming thriller Stripped.
November 3, 2018
Days of our Lives' Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) has partnered with Banshee actor Tyson Sullivan for Willowbrook, a film they've cowritten and will star in
November 5, 2018
Days of our Lives' Chrishell Hartley (Jordan Ridgeway) is happy to share that not only did she received a major honor from Murray State University, but she and her husband Justin also embarked on a crazy date night in Alaska.
November 7, 2018
Days of our Lives' Eve took off during Halloween week and hasn't been seen since. Has portrayer Kassie DePaiva really left the series?
November 7, 2018
Days of our Lives' Farah Fath thanks fans for all of their support as she ends her short run as Mimi Lockhart.
November 7, 2018
Days of our Lives is launching a mobile app that serves as the the ultimate fan portal, complete with behind the scenes videos, games, and an exclusive video vault with the show's most memorable clips.
November 12, 2018
Days of our Lives' latest promo teaser promises some serious shockers before 2018 comes to an end and reveals two surprise characters who are returning to Salem.
November 13, 2018
American Idol alum Thia Megia has joined Days of our Lives as a new nurse named Haley Chen.
November 13, 2018
Chrishell Hartley will be back in Salem as Days of our Lives' Jordan Ridgeway before you know it.
November 13, 2018
Days of our Lives' Matthew Ashford is reprising his role as Jack Deveraux, and he says the story that's coming is going to be better than it has been "in years and years and years."
November 26, 2018
Days of our Lives' Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) proves she's becoming a pop princess with the release of the video for her single, "King of Hearts."
November 28, 2018
Days of our Lives' Linsey Godfrey (Sarah Horton) and The Young and the Restless' Jordi Vilasuso (Rey Rosales) are just two daytime stars in the upcoming Lifetime film Your Baby Is Mine.
November 30, 2018
Days of our Lives Jen Lilley weighs in on when fans can expect to see Theresa Donovan back on the NBC soap opera.
December 4, 2018
Days of our Lives' Vanessa Williams (Valerie Grant) is reportedly no longer on contract at the NBC soap opera.
December 4, 2018
Days of our Lives' Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux) opens up about the humorous nature of romantic connections on soap operas.
December 5, 2018
Days of our Lives' Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan) has gifted fans with the second single off her upcoming album, a tune called "Last Goodbye."
December 5, 2018
Find out how to positively transform your life in The Pivot Principle, a new guidebook by Days of our Lives' Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) and his fianceť, Alyssa Tabit.
December 7, 2018
Days of our Lives has been shooting a touching tribute to the late Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady), with many special guest stars rumored to be returning for the special occasion.
December 8, 2018
Lifetime's Stalked by My Patient features countless soap opera stars like General Hospital's Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos), Bree Williamson (ex-Claudette Boland), and Eddie Matos (ex-Peter Marquez). My Mother's Split Personalities stars multi-soap vet Lindsay Hartley.
December 10, 2018
ABC's General Hospital and NBC's Days of our Lives have both been deemed worthy of Writers Guild Award nominations this year.
December 11, 2018
Days of our Lives honors Susan Seaforth Hayes, who is celebrating her 50th anniversary in the role of Julie Williams.
December 13, 2018
Days of our Lives' real-life supercouple Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth-Hayes (Doug and Julie Williams) are working on the sequel to their novel Trumpet.
December 20, 2018
Days of our Lives' Nicole Walker is believed to be deader than a doornail, but that isn't stopping Arianne Zucker from reprising her role next year.
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