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Chandler Massey Talks More On The DAYS WilSon Departure On The Freddie & Alyssa Show

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As promised by Freddie Smith (Sonny, DAYS) earlier in the week, his on-screen co-star,  Chandler Massey (Will)  was the special guest on the Freddie & Alyssa Show.  The podcast spend most of the episode giving Chandler and Freddie’s perspective of what happened and how they found out how they were being written-off Days of our Lives as beloved couple, WilSon.

While Freddie and Chandler do not in any way reveal what happens in the final six episodes they taped, or what was contained in the scripts, Chandler expressed  that it wasn’t until they received the six and final script of their promised six episodes, when the show resumed production after its long hiatus, that they realized what was happening.

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During the podcast, both men talked about their disappointment of being written-off the show; saying that have always been good employees doing what the soap had been required and requested of them throughout their time on the NBC daytime drama series.

Check out more below on the podcast.

So, what do you think of the sentiments shared by Freddie and Chandler in this discussion on their departure from DAYS? Comment below.

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Jimh
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Jimh

You know..many actors have been written off and later return…just no story for them at the moment and could change later…im not going to loose sleep over an exits…hey, Will and Sonny could remarry then go around the world for their Honeymoon and return a year later when needed again???

Gnarls Darwin
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Gnarls Darwin

The only issue with the “no story” thing is that they were in the middle of a story when this decision was made. According to the guys, their story was quickly reworked with no resolution, and now they’re saying goodbye for the time being. I’m guessing it won’t make a whole lot of sense when it airs, unfortunately.

Celia
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Celia

True that, Jimmy—-losing one’s job on soaps is really not losing one’s job.
My question is—–how will Sonny and Will be ushered out. Overseas job, via order of uncle Vic’s?
I assume Gabi was given a free pass from prison —–otherwise Ariana would be left “blowing” in the wind.
Sarah should have been let go. I can’t take much more of her—FF.

Jimh
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Jimh

my problem with Sarah-whom i did like at first-but now im loosing interest is that she fast changes men too quickly and overplays her scenes!!!..she always looks too sourpuss!!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Still can’t fathom this. Maybe they’re being pressured by some religious entity? Chandler and Freddie are wonderful actors, apparently loyal and good sports, talented, sexy off the charts, and I’m appalled by their non-renewals. With Casey going too, there’s not any fantasy fire left for me. Sayonara Salem!

Gnarls Darwin
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Gnarls Darwin

I’ll go ahead and say it – there’s a certain executive producer at Days who is known to have an issue with gay characters and stories. Why the show or network won’t do anything about him having the power to make decisions over those entities is beyond me. And I’m with you, Days without WilSon is not worth my time.

Channing Capwell
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Channing Capwell

This is my understanding as well. I suppose until someone of prominence from the show makes a public statement, it will continue.

Celia
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Celia

Well, whoever has these issues with gays, needs to step down his high horse posthaste, if true. Someone so out of touch with life has no place as a writer ANYWHERE. Sonny and Will are my favorite characters on Days.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

You know, Celia, the hypocrisy here is overwhelming. So, they’d prefer “straight” people sleeping their way through greater Salem than a mature, devoted gay couple? Religious beliefs are one’s own but should have no place in this process. I always love having my morals determined by Hollywood producers, don’t you?

Celia
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Celia

Oh, I agree, Soaphound. I am very sensitive wnen it comes to homosexuality—–meaning that my best friend ( other than my husband and siblings) is gay. We have been friends since we were babies and I always knew he was gay.
I have his back and his husband’s back as well—–
When I hear such ‘talks’ , which may go on backstage, my blood boils. Is ignorance truly bliss?

Celia
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Celia

PS—-I do believe that Hollywood’s de-escalated idea of high morals are synonymous to those of canines.
This hypocritical ‘clan’ stands on the high pulpit, orating its infallible, sainted above-all-others beliefs, telling one and all to purge his/her sins; while they sit on their tainted, filthy laurels.
No one dictates my morals to me. I ain’t no hypocrite. So, our thinking is in sync, my friend.

Momo
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Momo

Ben is still on the show. He’s plenty hot!

Patrick
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Patrick

START OFF

Woah, the beard

YOU are Hot

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I am sorry to learn this news as these characters/actors are among my favorites on DOOL. Will never understand why daytime drama seems just being left to die. Genre is vital and worth of attention and evolution. Guess we shall see what happens. DAYS has seen a number of reboots in last decade, but the latest may be last straw for me. We shall see what happens.

Joel
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Joel

Days also let go Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn at one point during one of their budget cutbacks…they’ll be back.

Angela
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Angela

I understand actors loose their jobs but what I don’t understand is how they found out the way they did. Same thing happened to Judi Evans. Whoever is in charge of that stuff should be fired!! Now we can see why Days is failing miserably.

Bostonnc
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Bostonnc

Pathetic. Yes, it is a business and you sometimes have to make tough decisions — as both actors admitted. For me, my disgust with this story is focused on how it was handled. Just show people some respect and kindness when you are firing them. Why is this so difficult to do? Seriously, letting actors read about their characters leaving the show in a script is so lame!

Paul H
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Paul H

I enjoyed the podcast. Interesting to hear about the contract negotiations, finding out their characters were dropped, etc. I watched their story occasionally through the years. I was surprised they thought they had the first gay love scenes in daytime. Haven’t they heard about Luke, Noah, and Reid? Much more interesting characters and it wasn’t that long ago. I still miss As the World Turns. Chandler and Freddie talk about wanting their characters to have more depth, e.g., alcoholism, drugs. That character was Luke Snyder. It’s sad they never got to play that kind of character.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

That’s so true, Paul. Luke & Noah were HOT. I still remember their “first time” scene, ripping each other’s clothes off. This was a really slow-build love story and all the more gratifying for it. I had a major crush on Jake Silberman. Noah was kind of goofy and awkward at times, which made him even more lovable.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Circle (Photos)

Friday night at the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the night’s big winners in daytime drama, talk shows and more, shared their first moments of their victories in the press room where they were greeted by the paparazzi, journalists and electronic media outlets from around the country.

Getting their first snaps with Emmy gold were General Hospital winners: Frank Valentini (Drama Series), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Younger Performer), Jeff Kober (Supporting Actor), Kelly Thiebaud (Supporting Actress) along with Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier (Directing Drama Series).

Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmys were held on Friday night and for the first time since 2019 and the coronavirus pandemic, the event was live and the red carpet was back in full swing.

Many of your favorites from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful showed their glam side and celebrated being part of the genre with their own fashion statements.  In addition, many notables from daytime talk shows, game shows and more were on-hand and also walked the carpet.

After the arrivals, the nominated guests, cast members, and colleagues went inside to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the presentation of the awards which were live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. (Find out who won here)

Now below, check out some of the red carpet arrivals from daytime’s biggest night of the year.

Then, let us know, who do you think was the Best Dressed? Who looked most dashing? Which couple complimented each others look, well?  Share your picks and thoughts via the comment section.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: General Hospital, B&B’s John McCook and Y&R’s Mishael Morgan Take Top Honors

Friday night, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ (NATAS) 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out in 15 categories on a live telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.  When the dust settled, it was ABC’s General Hospital who took the night’s top prize for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series.

This marks GH’s continued record-breaking number of wins in this category and brings it up to 15 victories for the iconic show, which is currently in its 59th year on the air.  GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini accepted the award on behalf of everyone connected with the show, when Drew Barrymore presented the final award of the night.

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The night also brought with it the historic win of The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair). The actress became the first black actress in Daytime Emmy history to ever take home the Lead Actress Daytime Emmy.  In the emotional highpoint of the evening, in terms of acceptance speeches and significance, Morgan spoke to the current generation breaking glass ceilings.

Morgan expressed: “We are breaking glass ceilings left right and center and I am so honored to be a vessel and to experience this moment. Everybody out there today, we can do this thing called equality and unity together.”  In her speech, Mishael shared: “I was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean, and I’m now standing on an international stage and I am being honored regardless of the color of my skin, regardless of my passport, for being the best at what I do, Now there are little girls around the world and no matter what the industry, the vocation they can strive to be the best.”

Veteran actor, John McCook who has played Eric Forrrester on The Bold and the Beautiful for over 35 years, finally won his first ever Emmy after four previous nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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The Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series trophies went to two standouts from General Hospital, Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) and Jeff Kober (Cyrus), while Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), added another mantle to the GH trophy case with his first win for Outstanding Younger Performer.

Days of our Lives writing team led by Ron Carlivati took home the gold for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, while GH won for Direction.

The biggest winner in terms of total gold belonged to The Kelly Clarkson Show. When all was said and done, between the Creative Arts ceremonies held last weekend, and last night, the talk show took home 7 awards including: Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show and Talk Show Host. General Hospital followed with five total wins for Daytime Emmys 2022.

The ceremonies featured DAYS Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) anchoring the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to her longtime co-star John Aniston (Victor), who was not present, with the help of John’s daughter, Jennifer Aniston, who was seen on tape.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children) made her first public appearance since the passing of her beloved husband, Helmut Huber and introduced the In Memoriam segment.  Grammy-winner Michael Bolton performed his classic tune “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” during the tribute.

Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner were the hosts for the telecast, and with the overturning of the Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision on everyone’s mind last night, Turner gave a nod to how she and so many others felt, when Frazier told her how nice she looked in her dress. Nishcelle commented, “I chose this dress. It was my choice.”  That moment received huge applause from the audience in attendance.

Check out the full winners circle list from last night’s 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards below. 

Then let us know, are you happy with the results? Who were you most thrilled to see take home an Emmy? What did you think of the telecast? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

General Hospital 

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama, Actress

Mishael Morgan, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Performance In A Daytime Drama, Actor

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actor, in a Daytime Drama

Jeff Kober, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actress, in a Daytime Drama

Kelly Thiebaud, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series

Nicholas Chavez, General Hospital

Outstanding Writing Team For a Daytime Drama

Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Game Show Host

Steve Harvey, Family Feud 

Outstanding Game Show

Jeopardy!

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Entertainment Tonight

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts 

 

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