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DAYS Puts Out Casting Call For New Role Which Sounds A lot Like EJ DiMera!

Rumors have begun circulating this week that hot on the heels of Alison Sweeney (Sami) announcing she is departing the NBC soap opera, Days of our Lives after 21 years in 2014, that perhaps James Scott is also choosing to leave his role as EJ DiMera!

And with that, came news today via Soap Opera Digest of a new casting call that was put out by the NBC daytime drama which sounds to them like a cross between EJ DiMera and Chad DiMera (last played by Casey Deidrick).

The casting breakdown reads, they are casting for the role of “Fletcher” who is described as a 25 to 32 year old: “GORGEOUS CAUCASIAN MALE. Must be at least 6′. Confident, Charismatic, powerful, dynamic. His dry wit and breathtaking looks make him irresistible to the ladies. He is a master in the boardroom and bedroom. Men want to be him. Underneath it all though, is a good man with a heart of gold.” The role is contract.”

So what do you think is going on here?  Is ” Fletcher” truly a new character?  A recast?  Weigh-in!

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Sounds like a new Chad to me…if James Scott was leaving they could give Allison her happy ending and they would leave together…would like James Depaiva to join the show as Peter Blake!!!

The little girl who plays Hope’s daughter Ciara reminds of the child actress Natasha Ryan(?) who ironically played little Hope back in the 1970s…perfect casting!!!

James Scott signed a new contract about a year ago and they’re usually for 3 years.

But if he IS in contract negotiations, this could be the “usual ploy” by the show to get JS to re-sign…threatening to re-cast the character.

This actually sounds like Philip K to me!

Maybe it could be Andrew Donovan, hopefully.

to offset the tigress’ Eve and Theresa

you know… I just have to wonder…. what an opportune time for DOOL to hammer it home……

bring Shane and Kimberly home as well

this would be the #1 family…. to catapult supercouple… the bradys… and back to the sizzling drama that stratosphered DAYS to begin with….

imagine…. Shane, Kimberly, Eve, Andrew, and Theresa

LOL

WOW!

Yes it does.

I definitely with you there, sounds a lot more like Philip than EJ or Chad.

Days will never be the same without Sammy and ej I hope they are replace.

I hope not. The ratings will go down. Now, what they need to do is stop casting and rehire-get Lexi out of the dirt already!

Stefano going to have another son?

“A good man with heart of gold” sounds NOTHING like EJ.

That’s what I thought.

I thought it was EJ Dimera till I got to the “Heart of Gold” part doesn’t sound like EJ to me, I wish James Scott stays on Days

I wouldn’t say this sounds like EJ at all. EJ.isn’t in his 20s, he’s about mid 30s unless they are making him younger, which I highly doubt. Also, EJ does not have a heart of gold whatsoever. Sorry Michael, your headline is misleading on this one.

Hope not!on th heels of everything going on with the fiasco of Y&R we r loosing most of the good actors!!

A little off topic of Days, but do you think Trevor Saint John would be a great Adam Newman re-cast? I do 🙂

Honestly no. I love Trevor St. John, and while he could certainly play the character, I’d have difficulty believing him as Nick and Victoria’s younger brother. Trevor St. John is older than them, looks older than them, and looks considerably older than the actress who plays Chelsea. So as much as I’d love to see TSJ back on my screen, I’m gonna have to say I’d rather see him as a new character on a soap that isn’t Y&R. They don’t deserve him.

EJ leaving certainly crossed my mind…. after Allison Sweeney announced her exit.

I LOVE EJ… thank god Kristen and Stefano are still with

possibly…. Trevor St. John?
possibly… Michael Muhney? would be perfect

I cetainly hope James Scott remains

he’s one of those characters and def… an actor… that NNC – Sony – DOOL should pull out all the stops for him

if not.. it’s no different, I guess… than Y&R letting MM and BM go – adam and billy

I think it’s a little different than Michael Muhney getting fired for alleged sexual harassment, but I definitely agree they should pull out all the stops to keep him. With or without Sami, EJ (and James) need to stay.

Sounds like James Scott might be in contract negotiations.

Doesn’t sound like EJ to me, and the ag range is too young eh?

Can it be EJ’s brother? EJ right now is about 36 right? So if it were an EJ recast then they’d reverse age him down a few years. He’d be too young for Nicole. So, there would have to be another female character (or two) brought on board to make this interesting.

sounds like a recast of chad. would make the ej/abby situation interesting.

This doesn’t sound like EJ to me. Chad or Phillip K maybe. I hope James Scott doesn’t leave. He is one of my favorites.

James Scott is most likely well over 32 – perhaps he is 36-38. So I would guess it’s not to replace his character although “Fletcher” certainly does sound like the name of an Englishman and if TBTB are trying to keep their fans off guard the certainly could have changed the name for that purpose.

OH YEAH – and “heart of gold” – not EJ!

Michael Muhney would be Great in the role. Sony will never allow that!

What a casting Revolving door is happening at Days – sounds to me like contractual negotiations are going on –

Rumors are that james scott, EJ dimera is leaving. lets hope not. James is a great actor. Days of our lives, ratings are really good right now. Recast bo brady with James depaiva or ted king. Both of them are wonderful actors.

“Charismatic, powerful, dynamic. His dry wit and breathtaking looks: sounds like EJ. But the board room and heart of gold sound more like Philip or Brady.

Although I certainly think EJ has a good heart underneath his desires for vengeance, sometimes I don’t think the writers believe it. They certainly are not displaying it with the current storyline. 🙁

Sounds like they are looking for CHRISTIAN GRAY. Maby they should contact 50 shades of Days

I believe this new actor casting somehow will replace Chad. Spoler somewhere quoted Abbygetting hooked up with another guy. Thank God !!!!! Leave EJ alone.

Hope his negotiations go well for him and they should now that Ali will retire. Her acting has failed lately as if she didn’t truly care anymore about the show. JMO

I kinda agree… that as hot as it’s been

EJ can steam the heck out of us!

I wasn’t looking forward to the holier than thou, Jennifer part 2

maybe…by then… Abs will calm down… and get with the program… the golden circle doesn’t want her back…. live a little and enjoy… Chad would be better for her

it better not be for ej, cause james scott is ej…nooooooooooooo days, we want james to stay…i hope it’s philip and i would like to have jay kenneth johnson back.

I hope js does leave days don’t deserve the greatness of him aspnd as they helped bring days back to a great soap and how are they rewarded with a stab in the back in the worst way to trays biggest fanbase which is #ejami who showed them that we are not idiots and won’t watch the ej and Abigail trash they keep shoving down out throats that’s all #cordaysfaught which we help trend for hours and hours on twitter !!

I hope JS doesn’t leave. He doesn’t have other jobs, like Ali, so I hope not. I thought it was for Chad.

Just wish Days would let EJami be happy for the little time left with Ali as Sami.

Totally agree! Let Ejami survive happily in the little time we have with them. I do have to add that I want to see Ejami have a happy ending and leave the show together. Sami is the only one for Ej and I want them to go out together as the best couple in soap history! If Sami can’t have him, I don’t want anyone to!

Understand that James is about to do a movie..Anyone know what kind !! Will it be a Hallmark or an NBC Special !! The latter I hope.

I somehow have a feeling that James prefers not to be on the Big Screen. He like his life as it is at the moment. His home, definitely his job, his animals, and time for biking, hiking, reading, and a girlfriend on the side. What better life could anyone want these days. !!

He is also a very intelligent man and I am sure he will do well for himself.

I would adopt him tomorrow. !!! Native of my homeland ., !!!!

Hopefully EJ/James Scott stays with DOOL, and Adam Gregory/Thomas of B&B will be cast as “Fletcher” !!

I am Praying that Ej / James Scott is not leaving days of our lives. I miss Peter Reckell who played Bo Brady wish he would come back but if he doesn’t their needs to be closure for hope and bo’s storyline so she can maybe have a relationship with Craig…I also wish they were bringing back old Eve Donavon and not a new actress to protray her. I am loosing faith with DOOL because to many changes and no long term storys lasting. I loved Jack and Jennifer, Sami and Lucas, Bo and Hope, Marlena and John, I would love to see Nicole be happy in the show, and Brady Black…..PLEASE DON’T LEAVE JAMES SCOTT I LOVE YOU IN THE SHOW……..

EJ and Sammi were the best duo on Days…very sad to see both leave..Personally I do not care for the new Chad at all..neither do some of my friends. All the best to those that have left the show…nothing can replace them…they were at the top of their game.

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Arianne Zucker Reflects Back on the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape with Donald Trump, and Speaks to Her Exit from Days of our Lives

It’s been eight years, but somehow seems like ages ago, that Arianne Zucker was thrust into the mainstream public limelight, unfortunately not for her work as Nicole on Days of our Lives, but for the Access Hollywood taped that surfaced when former president Donald Trump  and current Republican nominee, visited the set of the (then) NBC soap opera, and met Zucker.

The tape captured a hot mic moment between Trump and then ‘Access’ host Billy Bush inside of their bus which featured lewd remarks about Zucker between the two men.

Speaking on the moment, Zucker opened about it on Rachel Uchitel’s Miss Understood podcast, where the video version of the interview is now on Uchitel’s You Tube Channel. Back in 2005, Arianne was the scene partner with Trump in his Apprentice/Days of our Lives crossover appearance, because her character of Nicole was at the time a gold-digger.

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Zucker shared of her on set experience with Trump from 2005, “I had a great experience. He was lovely, and I had no idea anything behind the scenes was happening. So, it never affected me.” Next in October 2016, Arianne says she it got a call from her manager at the time when the Access Hollywood tapes came to light and that is when she first heard about the situation.

The actress and life coach reflected back, “Everybody has spoken poorly about somebody in their lifetime. I don’t care who you are, everybody has, it’s just people get caught on camera doing it. Unfortunately, that happens all the time. And if you’ve ever gone to a fraternity party, these things happen. So (when she later read the taped comments) I’m going, ‘sounds like something my fraternity guys I know would say.’ But I just didn’t see it in the way that people were seeing it.’”

Expressing why she never made an official comment when the press were asking for one, Arianne revealed, “I didn’t make a comment though, because I was in fear of losing my job. So I didn’t say anything.”  She added, “I felt attacked by the media because I knew all they wanted. I mean, the biggest thing was to get Trump off the ballot. I was like, that is not my job.”

Later, Arianne explained she felt she received no protection from the situation. “I got no apology from my place of employment. I really got no apology from NBC. I felt I had no protection. ”

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DAYS fans are counting down and not happily that about six weeks from now, on July 29th, when Zucker makes her on-screen exit from Days of our Lives. After being fired for standing up to Corday Productions for on set sexual harassment and discrimination charges, the actress formally filed a lawsuit she has brought against her former employer which includes charges of

Zucker said on her upcoming departure from DAYS, “I will not say how I leave the show. I do respect that we don’t want to share that. We want the fans to be excited and enticed.” However, Arianne confirmed that the character of Nicole is not ‘killed-off”.

So, what do you think of Arianne’s comments reflecting back on the Access Hollywood tapes media frenzy with Donald Trump, and her upcoming exit from DAYS? Weigh-in. But first, check out Ari on Rachel’s podcast below.

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DAYS Dan Feuerriegel on EJ Keeping Eric From His Child, “He’s in the Deep End … There’s No Coming Back for Him Now”

On Days of our Lives, Nicole (Arianne Zucker) has been reunited with her biological son, baby Jude. Her husband, EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), is now keeping a major secret, and in order to keep it from coming out he had to get Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) out of Salem, and keep both Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) and Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart) quiet and at bay.

However, as in any good soap opera, time is running out for EJ. What will happen when Nicole and Eric (Greg Vaughan) find out that EJ is not the little one’s biological father, but Eric is? And, what will happen when they realize EJ knew the truth and hid it from them?

This is just one item in a laundry list of skullduggery committed by EJ since he has been in Salem. With Arianne Zucker set to exit on-screen on July 29th, it looks like we are heading into the home stretch of the baby switch storyline.

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Michael Fairman TV caught up with Dan Feuerriegel to get his take on the situation and what it has been like working with Greg and Ari in the story.

Dan shared on EJ’s despicable decision to pretend he is Jude’s bio-dad, “I know I’m a terrible human being, but I love playing a terrible human being.” Feurriegel added, “Oh, he’s in the deep end. Like, there is no coming back for him now.”

The DAYS star also noted if EJ had done anything more nefarious to Sloan, his character might not ever be able to come back from that. “There’s only so much hatred EJ can get from the viewers that it probably would’ve been a bridge too far for me to just make her (Sloan) disappear,” clarified Dan.

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As to his time working with Arianne Zucker as his on-screen wife, Dan had noting but praise for her. Feuerriegel expressed, “I loved working with her. She’s so good. She’s an amazing actress. She’s fantastic. Every scene that I did with her, I didn’t have to do anything because I just rode on the coattails of what she did. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her.”

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Dan also had high marks for his on-screen nemesis, Greg Vaughan, “Greg is fantastic, like everybody in the storyline was amazing. Greg’s amazing … Ari’s amazing … Jessica was fantastic and that’s what made it work. I’m very grateful to have worked with every single one of them.”

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On soap operas and especially on Days of our Lives, when someone exits, or ‘dies’ on-screen that doesn’t mean goodbye forever, and Dan knows this too. In regards to anyone who leaves Salem, the actor joked, “I’m not going to say the doors closed, because you never say never, especially in Hollywood or on a soap. I mean, I’ve come back and I was like two inches shorter and (with) a completely different face.”

So, how do you think Eric will find out that Jude is really his son, and that EJ has been lying to keep Nicole? Let us know in the comment section, but first Check out our conversation with Dan from the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards below.

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Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers Return to Days of our Lives to Celebrate Abe and Paulina’s Juneteenth Wedding Anniversary and a ‘Going Away’ Party

There are several reasons that Days of our Lives favorites Lamon Archey (Eli) and Sal Stowers (Lani) are making a return on the Wednesday, June 19th episode of the Peacock streaming soap opera.

First, Lani and Eli come back to Salem to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Abe (James Reynolds) and Paulina (Jackee Harry), which happened on Juneteenth Day which is on June 19th.

Juneteenth, which is a Federal holiday, is an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s.

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Meanwhile, the return also serves as a “apparent” send-off for Johnny (Carson Boatman) and Chanel (Raven Bowens), who are set to depart Salem, since Johnny landed his dream job in California.

Look like Elani is also attending their going away party, but are the departing couple (with Chanel being pregnant) really going to leave Salem? Stay tuned.

Stowers made her first Days of our Lives appearance back in September of 2015. Lani is the adoptive daughter of Abe and the biological daughter of Paulina. As for Archey, he arrived on the scene in 2017 as Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) grandson. Sal and Lamon were last seen on-screen in March of this year.

Looking forward to seeing Eli and Lani back on DAYS? Do you think Johnny and Chanel are exiting the Salem canvas? Comment below.

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