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Deidre Hall, Suzanne Rogers and Susan Seaforth Hayes Share Memories in Tribute to DAYS’ John Clarke

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The Days of our Lives family learned, as did its longtime fans, that one of the original cast members of the series and a key figure in the Horton Family, John Clarke (Mickey Horton) passed away at the age of 88.

Following his death, three longtime and current cast members of the long-running NBC soap opera, spoke about working with John and several behind the scenes stories in a moving segment posted on the DOOL app this week.

Deidre Hall (Marlena) speaks of some of her very first scenes with Clarke, where she came on to the show as Mickey’s therapist.

Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) who for 30 years played Clarke’s on-screen other half in the enduring love story of Mickey and Maggie reveals what happened when she was cast in her role and advice John gave her.

Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) talks on John’s work ethic and how they once dated many years ago and more.

For more information on how to download the free DOOL app on your Apple or Android phones, go to www.thedoolapp.com

Let us know what you thought about the moments the women shared of their late and respected co-star via the comment section below.

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  1. Celia

    November 1, 2019 at 10:08 am

    RIP, “Mickey”.
    Clarke was my grandmother’s favorite on Days—-speaking of Days—I am confounded where Gabi’s new deadly stunt is concerned. Why is Lani such a mouse? What exactly is stopping her from telling Eli, or Abe????
    Actually, Rafe would be the best person to tell—run to him.
    If Lani told Eli, they could set a trap and haul Gabi off to jail.
    Please, writers, get with it and grow a logical piece of work. Then, along comes Princess Gina. I can’t stand Hope as it is—-now, I want to zip her mouth and stop that stupid eyebrow from arching….And, a terrible imitation of an accent, to boot. Rolf Frankenstein is so passe’—-donnez moi une autre raison plausible, s’il vous plait.
    BTW—-Schubert’s Ave Maria should have been sung by an angelic voice—too rough. This woman butchered the song, including not rolling her “R’s”—
    For petey sakes, Days!! Are you that broke?? Better not to have had a singer at all, rather than settle for a rough/raspy sounding vocalist.

    • Satan

      November 3, 2019 at 11:04 am

      Is Ave Maria even a wedding song? Maybe “Wedding Bell Blues” would have been more appropriate?

      • Celia

        November 3, 2019 at 6:46 pm

        You’re right. I have never heard Ave Maria sung at a wedding—and, I’m Roman Catholic—I have heard it at funerals, many times ( High Mass).

  2. Channing Capwell

    November 3, 2019 at 6:04 am

    We shall all miss the iconic coupling of Mickey and Maggie.

    Congratulations to DAYS for, once again, celebrating history and continuity by having the legendary singer from the Fifth Dimension, Marylin McCoo (along with her equally revered husband, Billy Davis Jr.) reprise her roll as Tamara Price, Abe’s ex and Lani’s mother. What a wonderful nod to long-time fans who remember not only her time on the show, but her incredible show business career. What a class act.

  3. Momo

    November 4, 2019 at 6:21 am

    I’ll have to check it out. Thanks.

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DAYS Elani Wedding (Photos): What Did You Think Of The Nuptials?

This week on Days of our Lives saw the first African-American couple to be married on-screen in the 54-year history of Days of our Lives.  Now while Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli (Lamon Archey) tried before in a previous ceremony, this one did the job … they are now officially husband and wife!

The ceremony was attended by Lani’s dad, Abe Reynolds (James Reynolds), her mother Tamara Price (Marily McCoo), Billy Davis Jr.  as a former FBI mentor to Eli, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) – it was her restaurant after all and she is Eli’s grandmother.  Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) presided over the ceremony.

There were some unwelcome guests at the ceremony as well; leading the bride to question, are we doomed?  Why does this keep happening to us everytime we tried to get hitch!

However, fate was on Lani and Eli’s side this day, as even Gabi (Camila Banus) with her antics, and a shocking arrival from Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), couldn’t rain on this day.  Vivian even tried to shoot the bride, but thanks to Rafe (Galen Gering) saving the day and armed with news that her son Stefan (Brandon Barash) could be alive; he informs Viv firmly that she would be killing someone for the wrong reason, even though Vivian is in disbelief that her son is alive.  Next, she is whisked out of the ceremony.

Lani still feeling rattled by all the wedding interruptus gets a sign she should marry the man she loves; when her mother, who needed to go lie down earlier, as she was feeling faint, was able to show back up just in time to restart the wedding.

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During the ceremony, Eli mentions the loss of little David Abraham and the struggles they went through, but how in the end it brought then closer together.  After the rings are exchanged and they are pronounced man and wife, the newlyweds “jump the broom” a wonderful tradition and a symbol of African-American heritage, where the sweeping of the broom signifies sweeping away all the bad energy.  After they sweep the broom, Elani jumps over it.

In a behind-the-scenes of the wedding segment released this week on the DOOL app, Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey talk about the inclusion of the ‘jump the broom’ moment in the episode, and how they suggested the idea to DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar, and how  it was written into the episode.

So, what did you think of Lani and Eli’s wedding? Did you enjoy it? Let us know via the comment section below, but first check out this wedding photo gallery of the big day!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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47th Annual Daytime Emmys Draws Over 3 Million Viewers For CBS Telecast with Return to Network TV

Friday night was a good night for daytime!  With its first foray back on to network television since 2011, the Daytime Emmy kudofest, while for the first time held this year virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scored very well in its timeslot.

The CBS broadcast averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.  That is way up from the last time viewers saw the award show on TV when it was on cable network POP TV back in 2015 with just over 900,000 viewers for its initial broadcast.

According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.

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The ladies of CBS’s The Talk hosted the event; each virtually from their homes, in an event filled with at-home acceptance speeches and presenters, and clip packages. The show was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of this year’s Daytime Emmys?  Comment below.

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Y&R Wins Drama Series, Jason Thompson and Heather Tom Take Top Acting Honors During 47th Annual Daytime Emmys

The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were presented tonight on CBS in the first virtual Emmys ceremony and broadcast.

It was CBS’ The Young and the Restless that won big on the night taking home 8 trophies; including Outstanding Drama Series, and one for Lead Actor for Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott), who finally won an Emmy on his sixth acting nomination, but first for Y&R.

In an historic moment, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie) tied Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki, OLTL) by winning a record-tying sixth Daytime Emmy for her role as Katie Logan Spencer in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.

Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim, General Hospital) won her second Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award having won years earlier for her work Ava Vitali on Days of our Lives.   Bryton James (Devon, Y&R) won for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, his second Emmy but first in more than 13 years.  He previously won for Younger Actor in a Drama Series.

General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful were the next shows that won the most Emmys for the night with 4

In a statement, NATAS, President and CEO, Adam Sharp shares: “Tonight, we did not let the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 keep up from honoring some of the most talented contributors to our Daytime Television community.  We celebrated not only the best programming and performances of the last year, but reflected on the legacy of Daytime’s biggest moments and icons.”

The broadcast was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International.

Below are the winners in the daytime drama and digital drama categories revealed tonight:

Outstanding Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Digital Drama Series

The Bay

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Thompson, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Tamara Braun, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series

Olivia Rose Keegan, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Eva LaRue, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Directing Team in  a Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful and Dark Web (Tie)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

EastSiders

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

Days of our Lives

Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama or Digital Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Makeup for a Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

So, what do you think about this year’s winners? Were you thrilled or was your favorite snubbed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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