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It's official: "Days of Our Lives" is the winner of Parade Magazine's "Soap Opera Showdown!" As we reported yesterday, Parade held a four-round tournament this week where fans could vote for their favorite soap opera to advance to the next round. "DAYS" defeated "Love of Life," "The Bold and the Beautiful," and "Guiding Light" to advance to the finals yesterday.
This morning GLAAD announced the nominees for the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which honors media that was published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. NBC's "Days of our Lives" was once again nominated for Outstanding Daily Drama. Incidentally, as the series was the only nominee, a GLAAD representative confirms that the series is the de facto award recipient. Last year, "DAYS" battled and won against CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful."
Earlier this week Parade Magazine announced a tournament to determine the greatest soap opera of all time. According to Parade, "We need your help to crown the greatest daytime drama ever with a four-round tournament." In this "Soap Opera Showdown," fans are able to vote for their favorite soap to advance to the next round.
On Friday, January 24, NBC's "Days of our Lives" put rumors to rest when it officially announced that former "One Life to Live" actress Kassie DePaiva (ex-Blair Cramer) would be joining its cast in the contract role of Eve Donovan, a role which was originated by actress Charlotte Ross, who congratulated DePaiva on signing onto "DAYS" on Twitter.
Shortly after word broke that Kassie DePaiva would be taking on the role of Eve Donovan on NBC's "Days of our Lives" later this summer, originator Charlotte Ross took to Twitter to congratulate the former "One Life to Live" actress on snagging the part and shared some of her own fondest memories of the character. Ross also announced she'll be appearing in a future episode(s) of ABC's "Nashville."
On Monday, January 27, during the east coast broadcast of NBC's "Days of our Lives," actor Blake Berris (Nick Fallon) will tweet live with fans of the daytime drama series as viewers get more insight into where his character has been all these months and why he's return to Salem.

Saturday, January 25, 2014 7:27 PM EDT
"He's returned from the dead. The good news? They didn't kill him. The bad news? He wants revenge," states next week's promo for NBC's "Days of our Lives," which revealed on the Friday, January 24 episode that Nick Fallon (Blake Berris) didn't die after Gabi (Camila Banus) knocked him over the head with a rock and subsequently shoved him into the river with the aide of Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Kate (Lauren Koslow).

Saturday, January 25, 2014 6:19 PM EDT
Yesterday, it was announced that veteran soap actor Rick Hearst would be returning to ABC's "General Hospital" for the first time since 2009 as his character Ric Lansing. Hearst is scheduled to first air on Monday February 24, but isn't expected to speak until Tuesday, February 25, according to ABC Soaps In Depth. In honor of his grand return, the actor took to Twitter to thank the fans, "GH" executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati for making it all happen.