Exactly 20 years ago today, NBC premiered a sitcom about a circle of friends living in Manhattan. Little did the network know, “Friends” would skyrocket in ratings, becoming one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. The show made <strong>David Schwimmer</strong>, <strong>Matthew Perry</strong>, <strong>Matt LeBlanc</strong>, <strong>Lisa Kudrow</strong>, <strong>Courtney Cox</strong> and <strong>Jennifer Aniston</strong> (real-life daughter of “Days of our Lives’” <strong>John Aniston</strong> [Victor Kiriakis]) household names. But do you remember The One (or rather five) “DAYS” stars that appeared on the Emmy-winning show? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> sure does, so read on for a super sudsy blast from the past!
This evening, ABC confirmed the list of contestants for the 13th season of "Dancing with the Stars." The list leaked earlier today on Twitter proved to be accurate. Both lists included actor J.R. Martinez, 28, from "All My Children." Martinez is a veteran of the Iraq war and a highly sought-after motivational speaker for the causes that effect his fellow veterans. He joined the 41-year old ABC soap as Brot Monroe in November of 2008. Martinez follows in the foot steps of former "DWTS" winner Kelly Monaco (Sam, "General Hospital") and his "AMC" co-stars and former "DWTS" contestants Cameron Mathison (Ryan) Susan Lucci (Erica) and Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan). Joining Martinez will be a slew of figures from the entertainment (actors, reality stars, commentators, and musicians) and sports world including: