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Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:20 AM EDT
With anticipation of returning characters, historic moments, and happy memories upon us as "Days of our Lives" celebrates its 50th anniversary later this fall, the daytime drama series is set to release a new photo book titled "Days of our Lives: 50 Years," which was pieced together by co-executive producer Greg Meng. As part of the release, a multi-city promotional tour has been scheduled.

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.
Since leaving NBC's "Days of our Lives" earlier this year, actor James Scott (ex-EJ DiMera) reteamed with singer Roxanna for her music video "Here with Me," following their 2012 collaboration, "Unforgotten," and now the actor is one of several cast members in Audible's free 1 hour and 13 minute long audio dramatization that vividly imagines and reenacts the famous, impromptu World War I Christmas Eve truce declared by rank-and-file British and German soldiers in 1914. The release commemorates the 100th anniversary of said truce.
An odd question for sure, but while on his book tour promoting his newest title, "The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year," Bravo TV executive and "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen was recently posed the question, "If Susan Lucci [ex-Erica Kane, 'All My Children'] showed up at your door naked, what would you do?" For reference: He'd give her a robe!
In an interview with "Entertainment Tonight," which aired this weekend in its entirety and was conducted by her former "All My Children" co-star Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery), actress Cady McClain (Kelly Andrews, "The Young and the Restless"; ex-Dixie Martin, "AMC") talks about her new book, "Murdering My Youth: A Memoir," where she reveals that her parents used her for financial gain, how her years of sexual abuse at the hands of her father nearly led her down an emotional breaking point after filming love scenes at "AMC," and how her marriage to "General Hospital's" Jon Lindstrom (Kevin Collins) has helped her grow.
After saying goodbye to friends and colleagues on Friday, May 23 as she wrapped filming her 21 year run as Samantha "Sami" Brady on NBC's "Days of our Lives," Alison Sweeney is gearing up for the release of "Scared Scriptless," her fourth book. The actress will appear at the NBC Experience Store in New York on Tuesday, June 3 signing purchased copies of her book, which is being released by Hyperion the same day.
As previously reported, CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” announced a new partnership with Pan Macmillan and its digital-first imprint, Momentum, in which the publishing company will release a series of novellas surrounding several characters from the daytime soap opera. Today, it was announced that the first two of eight novellas will go on sale on Tuesday, January 28. An e-book version of each will be released worldwide. In Australia, paperback print copies will be available at the same time as the digital release.
Even though she’s on “Days of our Lives,” hosts “The Biggest Loser,” and graces the covers of countless magazines, the world just can’t seem to get enough of Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady). And now fans of the busy mom of two have another venture to look forward to: Her new book, “Scared Scriptless.”
In the new book, "Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of One Life to Live," actress Ellen Holly (ex-Clara "Carla" Hall) accused former co-star Erika Slezak (Viki Lord Buchanan) of getting her fired off of the ABC soap back in the 1980's. The actress says Slezak used the words, "Get those two black bitches out of my face," in reference to Holly and Lillian Hayman (Sadie Gray) during an anniversary party for the show in 1983. Until now, Slezak had not commented on the matter since the book hit Amazon and other outlets in early September.
Earlier this year, ABC's "General Hospital" released "Love In Maine," which was a corporate tie-in with Disney/ABC Television Group’s Hyperpion Books and the debut novel by the fictional "GH" character Molly Lansing-Davis (Haley Pullos). Unfortunately, upon release Connie Falconeri had all the credit until TJ (Tequan Richmond), Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Shawn (Sean Blakemore) helped Molly set the record straight on the soap. Five months since the release of "Maine," Hyperion Books has announced it plans to release the sequel to the novel as an eBook.
As noted in our recent interview with Greg Meng, co-executive producer, "Days of our Lives," the NBC Daytime soap opera is releasing "Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier, Balanced Life," a new book that delves into five better living topics - nutrition, exercise, style, inspiration and balance.
Movies and TV shows have stemmed from books (“Twilight,” and “True Blood,” anybody?), but it’s a rare day when TV shows and books are created simultaneously to create an integrated storytelling experience. But that’s about to change! As ABC preps for the premiere of the new reality series, “Whodunnit?” (an interactive program that puts amateur sleuths’ investigative skills to the test in a mystery murder reality competition), executive producer, Anthony E. Zuiker (creator of “CSI”), has teamed up with Hyperion Books to release a series of books that will be released along with the series and enhance the viewing experience.