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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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48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: Presenters, Special Appearances and On-Air Categories

Presenters, special appearances and on-air categories have been announced for the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be broadcast Friday night on June 25 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBD, and available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+.

The broadcast will feature talent appearing from the Emmy stage in Los Angeles, individual show studios and homes to accept their awards.

Kathy Lee Gifford, Ken Jeong, Martha Stewart and Robin Roberts will make special appearances and pay tribute to legends Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek and Larry King.  The Bold and the Beautiful’s Diamond White (Paris) is scoring and performing the song for the touching “In Memoriam” segment.

Presenters scheduled to appear include:
• Al Roker (“Today Show”)
• Amy Robach, T.J. Holmes & Dr. Jennifer Ashton (“GMA3: What You Need to Know)
• Bryton James and Brytni Sarpi (The Young and the Restless)
• Deidre Hall (Days of Our Lives)
• Donnell Turner and Cynthia Watros (General Hospital)
• Drew Barrymore (The Drew Barrymore Show)
• Giada De Laurentiis (Giada at Home 2.0)
• Gloria Estefan (Red Table Talk: The Estefans)
• Heather Tom (The Bold and the Beautiful)
• Jackée Harry and Robert Scott Wilson (Days of our Lives)
• Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Tanner Novlan (The Bold and the Beautiful )
• Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest (Live with Kelly & Ryan)
• Kelly Thiebaud (General Hospital)
• Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner (Entertainment Tonight)
• Mario Lopez (Access Hollywood)
• Michelle Stafford (The Young and the Restless )
• Nate Burleson (CBS Sports and Extra)
• Rachel Lindsay (Extra)
• Sean Kanan (Studio City)
• Tamron Hall (Tamron Hall)

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Categories scheduled to be presented during the CBS broadcast include:
• Outstanding Drama Series
• Outstanding Limited Drama Series
• Outstanding Game Show
• Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
• Outstanding Morning Show
• Outstanding Informative Talk Show
• Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show
• Outstanding Entertainment News Program
• Outstanding Daytime Special Event
• Outstanding Daytime Non-Fiction
• Outstanding Special Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Special Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Younger Performer in A Drama Series
• Outstanding Guest Performer in A Drama Series
• Outstanding Culinary Host
• Outstanding Game Show Host
• Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
• Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
• Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series
• Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

So what do you think about the presenters for the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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48th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet: The Stars Return to Glitz and Glamour (PHOTOS)

Now here’s a first in Daytime Emmy history! The red carpet was actually held ahead of its broadcast, all as a part of keeping with a Covid-19 friendly and safe environment to bring back some of the glitz the award show usually brings to its fans.

While last year’s Daytime Emmy ceremonies were all virtual, this year’s brought the nominees and presenters together for a socially-distanced red carpet event to celebrate their nominations and to strike a pose in front of the paparazzi.

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Most of all the nominees from your favorite daytime dramas took part including: General Hospital’s Briana Henry, Briana Lane, Carolyn Hennesy, Cynthia Watros, Dominic Zamprogna, Donnell Turner, Finola Hughes, Genie Francis, Jeff Kober, James Patrick Stuart, Katelyn MacMullen, Kim Delaney, Maurice Benard, Max Gail, Nancy Lee Grahn, Sonya Shepherd, Steve Burton, Sydney Mikayla, and Tajh Bellow.

From The Bold and the Beautiful attending were: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Darin Brooks, Tanner Novlan, and from The Young and the Restless Bryton James, Brytni Sarpi, Melissa Claire Egan, and Courtney Hope, as well as Days of our Lives’ Cady McClain, Deirdre Hall, Tamara Braun, Robert Scott Wilson, Wally Kurth, Victoria Konefal, George Delhoyo, Cady Mcclain, Victoria Platt, Jackée Harry and Robert Scott Wilson.

Make sure to watch the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards this Friday night June 25th on CBS (8 p.m. EST).

Check out the images below from the Red Carpet. Then let us know who do you think wore it best via the comment section below!

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Raven Bowens is the New Chanel on DAYS

There has been a casting switcheroo at Days of our Lives.   Precious Way is out in the role of Chanel Dupree and the part had been recast.

Way debuted on-screen back in March of 2021, but now comes word, first via Jason 47’s Facebook page, that Chanel will be played by actress Raven Bowens.

According to Soap Opera Digest, look for Bowens to first air on-screen on the July 6th episode.  Apparently, she has been taping at the DAYS set since April.

Raven has previously appeared on All Rise, Insecure, The New Edition Story and Future Man.

You can follow her on Instagram here.

So, what do you think of the Chantal switch? Comment below.

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