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A Day of DAYS

It was dazzling DAY of DAYS event this year. The second annual press and fan event was held again at City Walk at Universal Studios, California. The Samba Restaurant is where On-Air On-Soaps parked itself for most of the day to gather together the video interviews you see with your favorite Salemites. While the throngs of DAYS fans were outside getting the opportunity to meet and greet and get their autographs and picture taken with their favorite star from DAYS, we were inside next to the crew from The Bonnie Hunt Show whose on-camera host was the winner of the Biggest DAYS Fan Contest. The actors were mostly paired in twos. Some made logical sense, and some did not. This was a decision by NBC to ensure that all the actors rotated through the seemingly over 35 publications, print and television outlets, the largest contingency we have seen at a fan event. While half the stars took part in meeting the fans in the morning rotation, half rotated through the press. Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes, Eric Martsolf and Lindsay Hartley, Galen Gering and Alison Sweeney, Suzanne Rogers and Molly Burnett, Shelley Hennig and Mark Hapka and finally, Taylor Spreitler and Casey Deitrick stopped by and chatted with me. Of note: Eric and Lindsay gave a fun, entertaining and revealing interview. Galen and Ali talked about Sydney’s baby switch and their mutual admiration of each other, and Suzanne Rogers revealed that something huge is going to happen to Maggie Horton in the New Year!

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After the first round, everyone took a break and got the opportunity to grab some lunch and it was there that I got to catch up with Crystal Chappell for the first time that day. Crystal had never attended a DAYS fan event quite like this, and her return to Carly seemed to be something the fans in attendance wanted to know about….namely…would she get together with Bo? Will Hope be out in the cold? And speaking of Hope, Kristian Alfonso was not in attendance and sadly, Peter Reckell had to leave early so he was not able to do any press interviews from the event, but fans did get to meet Crystal and Peter in the morning rotation of the Meet and Greet. Alison Sweeney’s husband, Dave and her kids were with her at the event and it was nice to see the family together, which we seldom do.

It was back to work after lunchtime for the second rotation which brought us Louise Sorel and Peggy McKay in a hilarious interview about being “fired”, Vivian’s plan for Carly and being under-utilized in your soap role, Little Ciara, the cute Lauren Bolles, Crystal Chappell ( who is always fabulous to interview), The Carvers, and Nadia Bjorlin and Wally Kurth. Sorry DANLOE fans, Shawn Christian was not at the event, he was off filming a movie, so Nadia was paired awkwardly with Wally. But, the two of them gave an awesome interview as you will see. Then Joe Mascolo, Arianne Zuker and James Scott, and finally Bryan Dattilo and Lauren Koslow finished our press day. After it was a “wrap’, we took our cameras out to the finale of the event where fans got to watch upcoming promos of November DAYS, and a fun-filled opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the entire cast. As the soap opera rock stars that this cast is, they were introduced one by one to the main stage and took their seats to prepare for the fans questioning. After all was said and done to celebrate DAYS 44th anniversary, a cake was wheeled out to the stage where long time veteran Suzanne Rogers, cut the cake to symbolize another year well done by DAYS, and that the show which has gone through so much controversy and turmoil, is back as one of daytime’s gems, and with any luck will continue on for many more years to come.

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DAYS Camila Banus Talks Stabi’s Heartbreaking Love Story; Matthew Ashford Melissa Reeves Chat On JnJ Reunion On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

In the latest can’t miss ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives‘ podcast, two major interviews are the focus of the episode.  First, Camila Banus who had been turning in bravura performances as Gabi, discusses with host. Michael Fairman, her reaction to finding out that Brandon Barash (Stefan) was being killed-off the NBC soap opera, now that Gabi’s love, Stefan is brain-dead.

The duo who became so popular as “Stabi” reveals why Gabi and Stefan’s love/hate relationship worked so well, and those sexed up love scenes.  Later in the interview Camila discusses her recent scenes with Sal Stowers (Lani) where Gabi wants Lani to get down on her knees and beg for forgiveness for Lani shooting Stefan, even though he got in the line of fire to save his mother, Vivian (Robin Strasser).  In addition, Camila talks about working with Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) and how Julie hurled some minority slurs at Gabi shortly before her heart-attack.

Then in a very special roundtable chat, Matthew Ashford (Jack) and Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) chat with Fairman about playing those key scenes where Jack rescues Jennifer from Dr. Shah, hits his head, and then finally his memories come flooding back.   The duo known as ‘JnJ” talk about their storied on-screen history, and tease what may happen in the next leg in their storylines.

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To listen to the latest episode of ‘Inside Salem’ download it now on iTunes here, or head on over to NBC.com/Inside Salem.

So, what did you think of the conversations with Camila and Matt and Melissa? What do you hope happens next for Gabi  … for Jack and Jennifer? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Kate Mansi Talks ‘Chad & Abby in Paris’ With KTLA Morning News

If you’ve downloaded the DOOL app, you are now catching chapter 2 of the successful app series, Chad & Abby in Paris, featuring Days of our Lives stars, Kate Mansi (Abigail) and Billy Flynn (Chad).

In the series, the duo known as “Chabby” is in Paris with their children, while dealing with intrusions in their relationship that seem to draw them closer together and make them stronger as a couple.

Last Friday, Kate Mansi was the special guest on the KTLA Morning News out in Los Angeles with entertainment guru, Sam Rubin and the morning news team.

During her segment, Kate discussed: what makes Chad & Abby in Paris different than the regular airshows of Days of our Lives. how she directed some scenes on an upcoming episode of the app series, how she is looking forward to getting more into directing in addition to her acting career, plus here real-life engagement.

Mansi revealed that Chad and Abby will be back on-screen on new episodes of NBC’s Days of our Lives this fall.

Watch Kate chat it up below with the KTLA crew.

Then let us know, are you enjoying chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris on the DOOL app?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Stefan is Brain-Dead After Getting In Lani’s Line Of Fire

If you caught last Friday’s Days of our Lives, and as we head into a new and dramatic-filled week ahead in Salem, after jumping in front of a bullet meant for Vivian (Robin Strasser), Stefan (Brandon Barash) has been shot badly – he has a gun shot wound to the neck through the carotid artery.

Lani (Sal Stowers), who fired the shot in an effort to stop and take down Vivian for her crimes against Kate (Lauren Koslow), et al, now finds herself in very, very hot water, and none more so than with Stefan’s wife, Gabi (Camila Banus).

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In the waiting area, Gabi shows up and confronts Lani. However, Lani and Abe (James Reynolds) try to explain it was an accident.  Gabi reminds him of how he felt after Theo was shot.  As Gabi runs off to see Stefan, Lani cries, “What if he dies?”

When Gabi arrives in the trauma room, she is told by Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and team that they worked on Stefan for over 20 minutes but he is brain-dead. Vivian, who alerted Gabi to what happened, and showed up at the hospital incognito in her scrubs to check up on the fate of her son, is trying to make her escape plan from Salem

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Meanwhile, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) is MIA from her hospital room as she and Doug (Bill Hayes) go to Doug’s Place.  She wants to breathe her last breath there, and wants one last night with her beloved husband.  Julie asks Doug, if she has been a good wife to him, knowing the end is near. After reminiscing of their past and flashbacks, and Julie wanting to have one last dance, she passes out

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Next, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Eli (Lamon Archey) arrive at Doug’s Place and find Doug crying.  They tells him that they need to  get Julie back to the hospital but Doug says it’s too late. Everyone is heartbroken.

So, what have you thoughts of the twist? Stefan brain-dead? Gabi on the warpath? Julie’s plight and its toll on Doug? How do you think this will all play itself out? Could Stefan come back to life as others have via Dr. Rolf? Share your thoughts below.

But first, for a preview of what’s to come check out the latest DAYS promo from NBC.

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