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Errol Lewis

Errol Lewis is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of Soap Opera Network.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:09 AM EDT
In a posting on his Facebook page, hours after his final scenes as Sonny Kiriakis on NBC's "Days of our Lives" aired, actor Freddie Smith reflected on the roller coster ride he had playing the role and what it meant not just for him, but to the fans as well.
With new head writers on the horizon it was inevitable that "Days of our Lives" would also be getting a new teen scene, especially with what executive producer Ken Corday says to TV Insider's Michael Logan of something his late mother, Betty, used to share with him: "'You have to water the roots of the [Days of our Lives] tree with a new generation every 10 years or so' and that’s what we’ve done," notes Corday to Logan. "These are the children of the children of the children of the children, and they are vital to our future."
On Wednesday, August 12, former "American Idol" contestant and "The Bold and the Beautiful" alum Constantine Maroulis (ex-Constantine Parros) was arrested for allegedly kicking the mother of his child in the groin, reports TMZ. "The mother of Constantine's 4-year-old daughter called 911 from their home in Wyckoff, New Jersey claiming he threw her to the ground and kicked her in the groin," the website cites a law enforcement source as saying.
Before taking on the Kardashians in the Hamptons later this week, "All My Children's" Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane) was in Anaheim, California on Friday, August 14 to receive her Disney Legends Award, which was presented by Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. The awards ceremony was part of the annual D23 Expo where more than 65,000 fans of the Disney brand gathered together to celebrate the entertainment they receive from all facets of the company.
While no specific airdate has been set, "Days of our Lives" stars Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) and James Reynolds (Abe Carver) will be joining host Pat Sajak and Vanna White on an upcoming episode of "Wheel of Fortune" later this fall, it was announced Friday on the official Twitter page for the game show. Their appearance is just one of several expected to coincide with the 50th anniversary celebration of the daytime soap opera.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 2:50 PM EDT
Congratulations are in order for "The Young and the Restless'" Mishael Morgan (Hilary Curtis), who welcomed her son, Niam, into the world with husband, Navid. This is their first child together. "Cats out da bag #yrfanevent Introducing Niam!!! Thx 4 all your ❤️ & support during this time in my life!" wrote the actress on Twitter during last night's bi-annual biennial Fan Club Dinner for the daytime soap opera.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 11:11 PM EDT
Susan Lucci, former star of "All My Children" (ex-Erica Kane) and a "Dancing with the Stars" contestant, will be joined by Blondie legend Debbie Harry, Christie Brinkley and Brooke Shields for a comedic reading of the 2010 release, "Kardashian Konfidential," reports The New York Post. The ladies will each be taking on the role of one of the Kardashian sisters - Kourtney, Kim and Khloe - as part of the Celebrity Autobiography performance show on Friday, August 21 at the Guild Hall in East Hampton.
While Guy Wilson is busy clearing up rampant rumors about his "Days of our Lives" status, onscreen love interest Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) meanwhile is gearing up for an emotional goodbye to Salem on the Tuesday, August 18 episode of the daytime drama series, which finds Sonny headed to Europe to take on a position working for his grandfather, Victor (John Aniston).