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DAYS Alison Sweeney's New Book SCARED SCRIPTLESS Details and Cover Revealed!

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The multi-talented Alison Sweeney (Sami) is one of the busies people in Hollywood as we know! From her regular leading role on NBC’s Days of our Lives, host of the reality competition series, Biggest Loser, as an author, and more, Alison juggles her career in tinseltown with being a real-life mom.

Today, Alison revealed via Twitter the book cover her highly anticipated new novel entitled, Scared Scriptless!   The actress put it out to her followers stating: ” Just in – my book cover! So excited 2 share with you!! like it?”  As for the details on the book it is due out in bookstore on June 3, 2014,but available for pre-order now at barnesand noble.com!

So what is the book about?  Read here for the juicy storyline:  “Maddy Carson loves her job as a Script Supervisor on the hit show, The Wrong Doctor, as much as she loathes fake boobs, juice cleanses, oversized designer sunglasses, and all other things “Hollywood.”  Super-organized and down-to-earth, Maddy has maintained a strict dating rule throughout her ten years in L.A.: “No Actors!” But she is seeing someone in the industry, Craig, one of the Executive Producers for the show… and technically her boss.

When Maddy regales Craig with stories of Wolf County, her beloved hometown in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, he’s intrigued. He convinces her that a reality show featuring the eccentric characters of the charming ski town could be great for the production company (not to mention a hit that could help his career).

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Given that her parents and her community are facing serious financial challenges, a show that could drive tourism and boost the economy may be just the saving grace they need.  Maddy and Craig visit Wolf County, where she uses her personal connections to recruit people for the show and to get footage for a sizzle reel to pitch to networks. Indeed, the lively characters and beautiful backdrop make for terrific material. But back in L.A., Maddy learns that Craig has his own agenda, and their creative vision’s clash. Now Maddy has to stop Craig, whatever it takes.

Meanwhile, Maddy has an unexpected flirtation with The Wrong Doctor‘s newest cast member, Adam Devlin. When things begin to fall apart with Craig, she decides to give Adam a chance-but is she suited for dating a hugely popular actor with throngs of female fans who follow him everywhere and even leave their panties tucked into his windshield? When it comes to life and love, Maddy has to learn that sometimes it’s more important to break all her self-imposed rules and simply follow her heart.

Mimicking the five-act script of a television show, Scared Scriptless is a love letter to TV, and offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look for fans of both reality and scripted television – worlds that Alison Sweeney knows intimately.”

This sounds like the perfect vehicle for Sweeney to share her experience in both television genres with her fans!  What do you think of the book cover for Scared Scriptless? And does the story intrigue you?  Let us know!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Sounds like a possible web series?

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Love the cover and the title. I haven’t read Ms. Sweeney’s other novel. Think I’ll give them a try. Very talented lady. Congrats and continued success in all your endeavors.

RLeternal
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RLeternal

AS is my favorite soap lead actress. She is extremely beautiful, stunningly sensational, and a talented artist. It’s great that she is talented as a writer as well.

SelahDee
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SelahDee

Congrats to Ali Sweeney, she is one of the hardest working women in daytime tv! I LOVE her on Days! I hope they begin to do more with Sami’s character; she is too good an actress for them to minimize her role as they have been doing lately. Gotta’ get this book.

Rocky Reed
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Rocky Reed

I can not wait to read the book!

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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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DAYS Alison Sweeney Previews the New EJami

Coming up on Days of our Lives, Dan Feurerriegel take over the role of EJ DiMera on-screen, and the character is making quite the timely, or untimely return to Salem now that Sami (Alison Sweeney) has been hitting the sheets with her ex-husband, Lucas (Bryan Dattilo).

Feurerriegel is stepping into the coveted role of EJ made soap-famous by James Scott, who left the series back in 2014 and never returned.

Now the question is can Sweeney and Feurerriegel strike soap gold with their re-imagined duo known as “EJami”?

 

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Alison Sweeney opened up about the casting, working with Dan, and the future of EJami sharing: “To be honest, I was nervous when I heard they were recasting EJ.  That’s a big role to fill, I mean, James Scott was definitely a fan favorite and EJ is such a memorable role in the story and certainly in Sami’s life.”

Sweeney said of sharing scenes with Feurerriegel, “Dan has been fantastic. I’ve really enjoyed working with him. He clearly understood the importance of the task ahead.”

As for what fans of EJami may be in for, Sweeney noted:  ” I hope those ‘EJami’ fans see the couple they were so connected to, but of course, in a new, different way.”

So will you be giving the new EJami a chance? Looking forward to Dan’s debut, or are you Team Lumi all the way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below. But first check out this week’s promo for DAYS.

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DAYS Billy Flynn Opens Up To Maurice Benard About His Battle with Addiction on All-New ‘State of Mind’

In a terrific episode of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) State of Mind You Tube series, the actor welcomes another one of the best actors on daytime, Days of our Lives star Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera, Days of our Lives).

What made this so compelling was Billy Flynn’s ability to talk openly, frankly, and with great understanding about his battles with addiction which he notes have been alcohol, drugs, and the cycles he has found himself in within his life and how he was able to break free of them, and the work he continues to do to keep him from falling back into them.

Flynn shares how much of his adult life was greatly impacted by his childhood, and explained to Benard, how he acted out when he was younger. He also shares how his addiction caused issues for awhile with his job at Days of our Lives.

This episode is a powerful one to watch for anyone struggling with issues of addiction, dependency, suicide, having problems at work, and trying to not self-destruct, which so many of us do, once we seemingly get what we what or while we are trying to obtain it.

Bravo to Billy and Maurice for bringing this forward and to the audience.

Watch Billy’a visit on State of Mind below, followed by a bonus segment where Flynn asks Benard some ‘hard-hitting’ questions.

What did you think of what Billy shared with Maurice? Comment below.

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