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After playing Damon, a henchman who shot Clyde (James Read) in January and left the mobster for dead in Salem Park, a now short-haired Paul Telfer returned to "Days of our Lives" in the newly created role of Xander Cook in late March, one of the town's newest big bads who also happens to share a past with Serena Mason (Melissa Archer). But could the character actually turn out to be the long missed son of Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth) and Anjelica Curtis? If today's episode is anything to go by, it's a definite possibility.
As previously reported, NBC's "Days of our Lives" began searching for a "legitimate" native Australian actor to portray the new 13-week minimum contract role of Finn, a doctor doing his residency in Salem, specifically looking to gain skills as a surgeon, under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian). In partnership with Australia's Arena TV, a division of Foxtel, the daytime drama series announced today that it has narrowed its search down to three finalists: Sydney actor Alexander Bruszt, Sydney actor/musician Andrew Steel and Gold Coast actor Tom Dalzell, who is already Los Angeles based.
As previously reported, former soapers Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami Brady) and Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery) have teamed up for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie, "Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery," which premieres Saturday, May 2 at 9:00 PM, ET/8:00 PM, CT on the network. Before the movie premieres, Soap Opera Network has your first look photos at the duo on screen!
When news first hit the web in August 2012 of Duke Lavery being very much alive on ABC's "General Hospital," it not only became a trending topic in the United States on Twitter, but also worldwide. Nearly three years later, it looks like the character will be heading back to the grave as portrayer Ian Buchanan is said to have recently learned that the writers have plans to off the character once more. It would be a huge mistake on their part as it would defeat the entire purpose of resurrecting the character in the first place.
As it gears up to broadcast its first major awards telecast with the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on Sunday, April 26, Pop has released the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reels for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. Competing this year for the coveted trophy are Camila Banus as Gabi Hernandez on "Days of our Lives," Kristen Alderson as Kiki Jerome and Haley Pullos as Molly Corinthos Davis, respectively, on "General Hospital," and Hunter King as Summer Newman on "The Young and the Restless." Banus and Pullos are newcomers in the category while Alderson and King have both previously won - Alderson in 2013 and King in 2014.
As it gears up to broadcast its first major awards telecast with the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on Sunday, April 26, Pop has released the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reels for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series. Competing this year for the coveted trophy is Freddie Smith as Sonny Kiriakis on "Days of our Lives," Bryan Craig as Morgan Corinthos and Tequan Richmond as TJ Ashford, respectively, on "General Hospital," and Max Ehrich as Fenmore Baldwin on "The Young and the Restless." Only Craig and Ehrich are repeat nominees this year.
Although I must admit that I may not always know the answers to their blind items right off the bat, I've long found myself fascinated with Soap Opera Digest's "Stuff We Know (And Shouldn't Tell You)" mini-section. Why you ask? Because it's no fun to be told something in print and not have anyone to talk about it with! What about you? Want to take a gander about who/what the blind items are all about this week?
Following behind the scenes changes in February with new head writers and the re-shuffling of producers in March, NBC's "Days of our Lives" will soon gear up production for its 50th anniversary celebration without several of its leading younger talents. Molly Burnett (Melanie Jonas), Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) and Melissa Archer (Serena Mason) are all reportedly said to be departing the daytime drama series in the weeks and months ahead, at least onscreen.
Nominees for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in select categories were announced earlier today on CBS' "The Talk." All in ABC's "General Hospital" is leading the pack with 28 nominations. "The Young and the Restless" is right behind with 25 nominations followed by "The Bold and the Beautiful" with 19 noms and "Days of our Lives" with 16.
In life you set goals for yourself, or at least you try to. You even have expectations for yourself that you hope will eventually get fulfilled. In my case, over the years I had set a specific list of goals that included certain expectations as they related to one another. Earlier this year, I officially crossed one of the major things off that list. It wasn't easy as it had plagued me for nearly a decade. A stepping stone you might call it. I took up something many years ago that eventually became impossible to maintain on a full-time basis. I decided to do it part-time. I went from part-time to being very part-time. Later you could say I dropped it completely in order to concentrate on the things that either gave me personal joy and fulfillment (this site) or put several well earned dollars in my pocket. I imagine I'm not the only one out there who's ever had pull some sort of double duty in their lifetime. Right?

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