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Soap actors aren’t typically shocked by the twists and turns thrown their characters’ way, accepting that paternity switches, affairs and returning from the dead are par for the course. But the latest twist that landed “Days of our Lives’” Eve (Kassie DePaiva) and J.J. (Casey Moss) in bed together had both of their portrayers’ jaws dropping!
It’s always a struggle for “Days of our Lives’” Brady (Eric Martsolf) to stay sober, but events that transpire this week on the NBC sudser push the character to the absolute limit: Following a slew of outlandish circumstances that only happen on soaps, the stressed out addict was just slapped with the news that his ex-lover, Theresa (Jen Lilley), is pregnant! But just how will Brady handle this latest curveball? And will he and Theresa ever be reunited with the (as of now unborn) child that Kristen (Eileen Davidson) secretly stole? Soap Opera Network spoke with Martsolf to get his thoughts!
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And things are looking pretty smoky this week for “Days of our Lives’” Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove), who find themselves on the precipice of a new direction after Hope unlocks the single dad’s secret past! But what does the shocking information mean for the couple’s future? Soap Opera Network spoke with Alfonso and Cosgrove to find out!
There may be a lot of “Days of our Lives” fans out there that believe Theresa Donovan is a brat that deserves every little bad thing that comes her way, but the latest plot development is a harsh punishment that her portrayer, Jen Lilley, says even those with the hardest of hearts may think crosses the line. Because even though Theresa creates her own troubles, having her embryo stolen by Kristen (Eileen Davidson) is quite a big blow!
Susan Lucci portrayed the iconic role of Erica Kane on ABC's "All My Children" for more than 41 years. Sadly, the character would last be seen on September 23, 2011, when a shot rang out during an event that brought Pine Valley's most prominent citizens together. Despite Prospect Park bringing back the series for a short-lived online iteration in 2013, Lucci was unfortunately not part of the cast. Currently pulling double duty as host of the Investigation Discovery series, "Deadly Affairs," and starring in Lifetime's "Devious Maids," Lucci recently told Soap Opera Network, during an Investigation Discovery/Glamour Magazine event honoring actresses Rosario Dawson, Marcia Gay Harden, Tamara Taylor and Stephanie March, that she remains proud of her daytime run as Erica Kane and that's she's having a great time with where her career has taken her since.
While the date for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards wasn't necessarily a secret, it was still somewhat surprising when it was revealed that next year's Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards would be taking place on Friday, April 24 and the big show would be taking place on Sunday, April 26 - the earliest either ceremony will have taken place since at least 2006. In an interview with David Michaels, Senior Executive Director and Co-Executive Producer for the Daytime Emmy Awards & Events, who notes to Soap Opera Network that we can likely thank "The Young and the Restless'" Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin) for revealing the dates online, the executive addresses the red carpet debacle that rocked the industry earlier this year, while also providing insight into what we can look forward to seeing from both the creative side and the broadcast side for next year's telecast, and a greater understanding of how four new categories will change the future of the awards ceremony.
Something wicked this way comes: “The Taking of Deborah Logan,” a horror flick starring “All My Children’s” Jill Larson (ex-Opal Cortlandt)! And with Halloween creeping closer, there’s no better time to delve deep into the devilishly delightful (or rather, frightful) details of the film, which is already being heralded as an occult classic. Soap Opera Network caught up with Larson to the get the behind-the-scenes scoop, so read on for the scary details — if you dare!
With a slew of soap weddings under her belt, a run at playing “crazy” and nearly a decade of daytime experience between “The Young and the Restless” and “All My Children,” a back-from-the-dead storyline is no big thang for “Y&R’s” Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson). Except for when the back-from-the-dead character happens to be her alter ego’s kid-killing husband, and that same guy’s real-life recast happens to be one of the most talked about soap events of the year! So just how is Egan taking in all of the madness surrounding Adam’s big return from the “dead,” including the fact that the character is now being played by Justin Hartley? Soap Opera Network caught up with the actress to find out!
Halloween is fast approaching, and “The Bold and the Beautiful” is bringing viewers a special treat for the spooky holiday: A candy-bowl plethora of “Big Brother” contestants! Season 16’s Donny Thompson, Amber BorzotraCody Calafiore, Zach Rance, Hayden Voss, Nicole FranzelCaleb Reynolds and Devin Shephard, Season 11 & 13’s Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd, Season 12 & 13’s Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas, and Season 15’s Elissa Slater will be appearing on the sudser for two special Halloween episodes, as previously reported. But there’s no need to wait until Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31 to get a taste of the delicious drama: Soap Opera Network sat down with some of the aforementioned stars to get the scoop on the special episodes, which you can read about after the jump!
You asked, and we answered! Following Soap Opera Network’s report that former “Days of our Lives” star Matt Cedeno (ex-Brandon Walker) would be appearing on an upcoming episode of ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy,” your enthusiasm was so great, we reached out to the star to see if he’d spill additional details about his appearance. And guess what? Not only was he more than happy to discuss his sitcom role (which airs Wednesday, October 22), he also opened up about starring in 50 Cent’s drama series, “Powers,” his reaction to Alison Sweeney’s departure as “DAYS’” Sami and much more!
Strolling into a large and quiet stage space just north of Hollywood, “Days of our Lives’” James Scott (ex-EJ DiMera) looks as gorgeous as ever. But it’s not the “tall, dark and handsome” thing he usually emanates that’s turning heads. Rather, it’s a calm, relaxed and seriously happy vibe that’s giving him a remarkable glow and an aura of magnetism. You don’t want to sit next to him because he’s cute; you want to sit next to him because he’s happy. So much so, it appears it just might rub off. And the reason that the actor is all smiles? He tells Soap Opera Network that, completely free of a soap opera contract for the first time in 10 years after a combined run as EJ and “All My Children’s” Ethan Cambias, he is well-rested, inspired, and looking forward to the next chapter in his thus-far very charmed life.
Daniel Jonas’ journey on “Days of our Lives” has taken portrayer Shawn Christian on a plethora of adventures, many of which have included top talent from the drama series. But of all the storylines the devilishly handsome doc has played out, fans seem to have gravitated toward the cat-and-mouse game Daniel and Kristen (Eileen Davidson) have been involved in over the past couple of months the most. And Soap Opera Network has good news for fans: The delicious drama is far from being over, and Christian has shared some of the juicy details of the story below!
The zany moment you’ve all been waiting for is about to commence: Famous funnyman Fred Willard hits the “The Bold and the Beautiful” canvas today, October 2, as the whacky brother of Eric (John McCook)! Soap Opera Network previously posted an interview with Willard, and now we’re sharing McCook’s thoughts on his alter ego’s whacky sibling!

INTERVIEWS

On the Thursday, March 12 episode of CBS' "The Young and the Restless," fans of the daytime drama series will be introduced to "The Price is Right" male model search winner James O'Halloran, who will guest star as a waiter in scenes with actors Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore) and Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin). In an interview with Soap Opera Network, O'Halloran reveals that his appearance on "Y&R" marks the first time he has ever been on the set of an American soap opera, his thoughts on winning the "The Price is Right" male model gig and what's next for the 6'1 Australian native.

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