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Days of our Lives Cast Sign Petition Calling For Co-EP and Director Albert Alarr to Be Replaced

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There are more developments in the ongoing and unfortunate saga playing out behind the scenes at Days of our Lives.  In a new report revealed on Wednesday, Deadline has learned that over 25 members of the cast of the Peacock streaming soap opera have signed a petition to have co-executive producer and director, Albert Alarr removed from  his duties with the show.

This comes after the findings of the misconduct investigation report amid allegations against Alarr, which only led to a written warning and for him to take some sort of training.   According to the cast petition document received by Deadline, it read, in part:  “As a result of said actions of the current co- executive producer Albert Alarr, mentioned in the report, many of us feel — and will continue to feel — very uncomfortable and distraught should he stay involved with the show.”  It went on to say, “Many of us have either been physically or verbally violated by him, including witnessing those objectionable and offensive actions.”

The actors want change and added that they would like Alarr to be replaced with another director-producer who has the cast’s respect and trust. The group wrote, “We all want to make the most of this significant moment, not just for us in entertainment, but for our loyal viewers and the culture as a whole.”

In addition, since Deadline’s initial June 25th report (which first broke the story), several current and former Days of our Lives staff and performers are said to have corroborated the incidents cited in the piece, but also offered up their own accounts and several other incidents, but kept their anonymity, for fear of retitalation.

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One major issue, as a staff member pointed out is that there is still no HR department at Corday Productions or at the set of DAYS, adding, “I don’t want to point a finger at anybody but there’s no help for us, the crew and cast. Part of it too is, when nobody would do anything or say anything or if things were reported and it got brushed under the rug. Most of the time, it really feels like, ‘Oh my god, I’m going to lose my job if I  say anything.’ There’s no meritocracy.”  Another performer cited, “The actors are held to a standard, and the fact that a producer isn’t, it’s just madness to me.”

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One cast member shared on their ultimate goal, “All we’re trying to do is create a safe, balanced and fair work environment.  We want this beautiful show to continue for as long as we can. We want all these people to have jobs.”

What do you think of most of the cast of Days of our Lives banding together and seeking change to who they work with on the floor as a director and as co-executive producer running the beloved soap opera? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Thank you for reporting this, Michael. It’s about time soap press pick up on these stories.

The fact the cast needed the week off is baffling; why is the accused being protecting? And only receiving a slap on the wrist. This is not the first problem this soap has had on-set… but I am hoping it may the last. Albert Alarr deserves his walking papers, and should have received them by now. It’s so baffling that cast are not protected, and are subject to sexist, bigoted and mean-spirited words from someone whom they work for, and if they fight back, then their jobs are at jeopardy. Insanity.

So proud of the cast and crew for standing up for their rights! They deserve to feel safe and comfortable in their work environment. I love this show and want it to continue without anyone feeling the need to leave their job. Please fire Alerr now and move forward in a positive direction now. This has gone on far too long!

I’m waiting for any comment from Deidre Hall. I don’t like her silence on this. I feel the same about Mary Beth Evans. Maybe we’ll find out that they signed this petition.
But, seriously, they had to sign a petition to get someone to do the right thing? That’s really bad.
I hope they let him go and we see real change on the set and the show.

I am so beyond saddened and upset for what the Days cast has endured all these years dealing with a predator. Albert Alarr is a bully and the cast and crew deserve to work in a safe environment. It breaks my heart to read how the actors have been treated. I am incredibly disappointed in Ken Corday. I don’t understand what he is thinking. I thought he respected his parents legacy and Days of our Lives. Ted and Betty would not condone his silence and inaction of not firing Alarr. It is not right that the cast is not protected from Alarr’s abuse. I am hoping Mr.Corday does the right thing and removes Alarr from the show asap. We stand with the Days actors. Thank you Michael for covering this. We appreciate all of your hard work and writing the truth.

How can I sign the petition? He should be fired and I hope the cast and crew prevail. No one should have to work in a toxic environment.

If this was GH, he’d already be gone as Disney wouldn’t let this get this far. They’d bite the bullet with any payout necessary. It’s much simpler when the same company owns the show, self produces and airs it.

With Sony’s direct ownership Y&R and B&B would also dismiss fairly quickly.

It’s the costlier multiple level structure at DAYS that has Corday dragging his feet. Sony and Comcast (Peacock owner) are not going to shuffle around any money to make the problem go away – it’s all on Corday.

Also with Y&R as seen with the prompt firing of Michael Muhney (ex-Adam)after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced. I’m glad the actors are circulating a petition but it’s sad it had to come to this. This EP should have been fired years ago.

All this man has to do is scream racism and poof not one thing will be done so good luck you created this mess once the genie gets out of the bottle you can’t put it back in for years now everything is about skin color or gender or sexuality . Try reading the bill of rights and having faith in it Martin Luther King John F Kennedy Robert Kennedy would be appalled at what they fought for decades ago is not a dream anymore but a nightmare.

This is where you are going with this news?This is not about race and you using Martin Luther King to support your racist viewpoints is downright vulgar. This is about sexual harassment and abuse on the work front period!

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Really then why did he just use racism because he was a black man was the reason they were going after him?

Obviously you misunderstood me I said he was going to say it was racism and that was not what these leaders in the past wanted they fought for everyone to be equal so if that’s vulgar or racism so be it. That’s ok I don’t watch the show souls not comment just frustrating. I would have preferred he had his day in court not media and why are none of the oldies saying a word?

If Weinstein can be held accountable for his actions, then Albert Alarr should be accountable for his actions. And not just a slap on the wrist. This man needs to be terminated ASAP!!!

Everything is about race I knew he was going to use the race card. Then you all posters say I’m the racist you have crazies in the streets who are destroying cities and yet we say one word we are the racists. So go at it destroy each other because of your ignorance and this bastard is proof of the problem

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Billy Miller’s Mother Issues Statement On His Passing

Patricia Miller, the mother of the late Billy Miller, has come forward and issued a touching statement on the tragic death of her beloved son at age 43.  The statement was shared by Billy’s longtime manager, Marnie Sparer, via social media.

Billy was best-known for his performances as Richie Nowack on All My Children, Billy Abbott of The Young and the Restless and Jason Morgan/Drew Cain on General Hospital, as well as countless primetime roles.  Throughout his career, Miller took home three Daytime Emmys for his work.

“I would like to share the following thoughts,” Patricia began. “I want to personally thank the many fans & personal friends for the overwhelming amount of love, prayers & condolences sent to me and my family on the devastating death of my beautiful son BJ – Billy Miller.”

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Patricia continued with these sentiments, as she wanted to clear up any misinterpretations on this death: “He fought a long hard valiant battle with bipolar depression for years. He did everything he could to control the disease. He loved his family, his friends and his fans but in the end the disease won the fight and he surrendered his life. The other causes of death being told are not true. I wish they were but they just aren’t. We all loved him so much and are desperately trying to deal with our loss. I will have nothing further to say. Thanks for the love and support.”

The soap world as well as Billy’s family, friends, loved ones, and colleagues are in deep mourning for this talented man, who was gone too soon.

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‘The Talk’, Jennifer Hudson Show & Drew Barrymore Show Postpone Return to Production Due to Strikes

Following the backlash received by Drew Barrymore on her decision to return to production of her talk show amid the writers and actors strike, major behind the scenes changes have been implemented for three daytime television talk shows.

First, Barrymore changed course and announced on Sunday via Instagram, “I have listened to everyone, and I am making the decision to pause the show’s premiere until the strike is over.  I have no words to express my deepest apologies to anyone I have hurt and, of course, to our incredible team who works on the show and has made it what it is today. We really tried to find our way forward. And I truly hope for a resolution for the entire industry very soon.”

Next. CBS announced that The Talk, originally scheduled to resume today on Monday, September 18th, will put another pause in production in place. The official statement read: “The Talk is pausing its season premiere scheduled for September 18, CBS said in a statement. We will continue to evaluate plans for a new launch date.” WGA picketers targeted The Talk outside their CBS Radford studios since it announced its imminent return.

The Talk, co-hosted by Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell and Sheryl Underwood, went dark in May due to the writers strike.

Third, The Jennifer Hudson Show has followed the lead of ‘Drew’ and The Talk.  According to Deadline, a source close to the production confirmed that after much discussion, and at Hudson’s urging, the show is pausing production and its season two premiere, which was slated for Monday, September 18.

For the remaining daytime talkers, here is the status as of now:  Monday, Sherri Shepherd’s talk show Sherri will return.  It is not considered a ‘struck show’ covered by the Writers Guild of America.

Meanwhile, The Kelly Clarkson Show which moved from Los Angeles to New York City this summer has yet to announce a season premiere date yet. Finally, The View, which normally has two WGA writers on staff, has been airing during the strikes but withouts its writers.

So, what do you think about the decision of Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Hudson and The Talk to suspend production after they intended to move forward during the writers strike? Comment below.

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Billy Miller Remembered by His GH and Y&R Co-Stars As They Share Grief on His Passing

UPDATED: On Sunday, longtime friends and co-stars of actor Billy Miller took to social media to share their remembrances and sorrow on the passing of the three-time Daytime Emmy-winning star.

Miller passed away on Friday, September 15th as first reported and confirmed by Michael Fairman TV.  While the official cause of death has not been revealed, it has been related to the press by his management that Billy was suffering from manic depression.

Billy played Jason Morgan/Drew Cain on General Hospital from 2014-2019, and prior to that won 3 Daytime Emmys for his role as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless from 2008-2014.  He started his soap career on All My Children in the role of Richie Novack back in 2007-2008.

Below are just some of the tributes pouring in for Billy:

Eric Braeden: “We lost BILLY MILLER! It saddens me deeply! He was a very gifted actor! Amelia(Victoria) and I took him to dinner one evening while he was in tough negotiations, and I remember telling him to reconsider, because rarely is an actor given a part that describes him almost perfectly, and to not make the mistake I had seen some actors make over my 60’years in the business, that they are indispensable! Once an actor thinks that or is told that by some sycophants, they step onto a slippery road…usually to oblivion! “BILLY BOY” was not only a damn good actor but a nice man! May he rest in peace and meet up with KRISTOFF in the BEYOND, ‘the undiscovered country from whose bourn no Traveller returns “ and tell each other jokes! They were both loved by their colleagues!”

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Melissa Claire Egan: “My beautiful friend. I love you. I’m so sad. And I’m so sorry.”

Chrishell Stause: “Still processing this. Too many feelings, but you are gone too soon and I’m so happy I got to work with you all those years, but also call you a friend. I hope you are at peace now ”

Jess Walton:RIP to my precious Billy Miller. You were and ARE  much loved by all of us who knew you”

Daniel Goddard: “The world is going to be just that little bit more dull without you in it… you had that “it” factor that lit up every room you were in. Rest In Peace Mate ”

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Nancy Lee Grahn: “So very sorry to hear this very sad and unexpected news. I would like very much for my beloved General Hospital to have no more of it. #RIPBillyMiller

Eileen Davidson: “I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing. His infectious charm and warmth left lasting impressions on all of us who were lucky enough to have him in our lives. I’m gonna miss that mischievous smile. Love you Billy.”

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Jason Thompson” “I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about my friend, Billy Miller. Heartbreaking. He was funny, had a great laugh and very talented. Light and love to his family and friends.”

Brad Bell: “Billy Miller was a great man and a gifted actor. Billy left an indelible mark on The Young and the Restless with his brilliant portrayal of Billy Abbott. He will be sorely missed.”

Stephen Nichols: “Sure gonna miss you, man.”

Finola Hughes: “Billy … far too soon … peace be with you”

Kin Shriner: “Very sad to hear about Billy Miller I so enjoyed his time on @GeneralHospital He was a really good guy and funny and kind to all !RIP Billy”

Jon Lindstrom: “Billy was gifted. He was also good-natured, smart, funny, and always impressed me as a great friend to those close to him. He didn’t blink when I asked him to put on this shirt to help raise up the marginalized artists in our industry. He always seemed to have his heart in the right place and I always laughed when I was around him. #FlightOfAngels#RIP #BillyMiller #bereft”

Frank Valentini: “I am devastated to hear news of the incredibly talented Billy Miller’s passing. On behalf of the entire (General Hospital) family, our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

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Elizabeth Hendrickson: “Today I should have been sending you a Happy Birthday text BJ. Truth be told i hated calling you BJ but that’s what your closest friends /family called you. I eventually caved. The last couple years we kept in touch through birthdays and monumental moments or when we wanted to vent about “ work”. You gave me a lot of advise. When i understood it always mumbling your words. We always joked about that.
We didn’t text or talk often. But I’m glad the last couple times we did, we had a great banter like we used to. I knew that we always held a special place in each others hearts, no matter what. You were such an amazing friend to your inner circle. They were your family. You would do ANYTHING for them. That’s who really were. As loyal as they came. I’m sad and yes, mad at myself that I wasn’t being a better friend, checking in more often because I was thinking of you recently. I was. I hope you know that we are all here now texting each other, sending pictures and sharing memories of how fucking AWESOME you were. This hole in my heart will never be filled. Goodnight, sweet Billy.”

Scott Clifton: “This is not fair. We deserved so much more of him. Rest in peace, Billy. You’re immortal now.”

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Coby Ryan McLaughlin (ex-Shiloh, GH): “Man… this sucks. Billy and I played on GH together for nearly a year. He was intense, focused, cool and kind. He knew the hamster wheel that I was about to start spinning on all too well, and always made himself available to help the new guy….. Rest easy, man…

Michael Muhney (ex-Adam, Y&R):  “Billy, My fellow Texas brother. You lit up every room with your smile. Your quiet intensity onscreen was second only to your gentle kindness and genuine care in private. We recently shared work on an Apple series, and your encouragements during and after that process, and your kindness over the years are now but a few of the things I’ll hold on to as warm memories of you. What a big heart you had. You were bigger and braver and bolder than this life. You were legend. There is no landing to this final cliffhanger, the wings you’ve spent your lifetime earning have carried you up to that wonderful place in the sky. Happy Birthday Billy Miller.”

The Young and the Restless:The daytime community mourns the loss of Billy Miller who graced Y&R with his talent for many years as Billy Abbott. Our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones.”

Kathleen Gati: “I am beyond sad to hear this tragic news.#BillyMiller was always so kind, professional and a wonderfully talented colleague  @GeneralHospital Deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans.”

TK Weaver: “Devastated. Hard to find words. You always gave me such good advice. You were always there for me. You were an amazing person. #BillyMiller I’ll never forget you. Please join me in praying for his family and loved ones.”

Greg Rikaart: Generous, passionate, fun, soulful and brilliant Billy. Can you just imagine the reunion between him and Jeanne? I can. Rest well, dear Billy

Sean Kanan: “Shocked and saddened to hear that Billy Miller is no longer with us. He was a terrific actor and always kind when we would see each other. I pray that his family and friends find comfort and peace during this unimaginably difficult time. #BillyMiller #YR”

Share your remembrances for Billy Miller and his work and performances on Y&R, GH and AMC below.  But first, check out Michael Fairman TV’s interview with Billy following his Daytime Emmy win for Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2014.


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