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Did You Go Purple Yesterday? Cast Members Of DAYS Did For Spirit Day!

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Spirit Day is the annual day in October when millions of Americans wear purple to speak out against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.  And yesterday on Spirit Day, the Internet, media and sports figures, turned into a purple haze of support for LGBT youth who are bullied.

The hosts of the Today Show went purple; Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan went purple and welcomed guest Michelle Obama on LIVE with Kelly and Michael; The hosts of The Talk on CBS were all wearing purple; Spirit Day Ambassador Wendy Williams and her audience also wore purple on The Wendy Williams Show.

And in daytime soaps, members of the cast of Days of our Lives, who at this point are telling the only LGBT storyline which has already involved gay-bashing, coming out, and a burgeoning same-sex love story between Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Chandler Massey), took some time on the set to proudly show off their purple support!  Pictured here are Bill Hayes, Kristian Alfonso, Freddie Smith, Kate Mansi, Blake Berris, Eric Martsolf and Nadia Bjorlin!

Did you go purple yesterday in support of our LGBT youth, and in a show of support against bullying?  Let us know!

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Jessi
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Jessi

no, I didn’t even know it was going on! And why is it just for the bullied LGBT? shouldn’t it be for all who are bullied? Just curious or did I read this wrong. Cause I was bullied as a kid, I’m not Gay, but I was heavy for a kid and of course kids can be cruel no matter what or who you are 🙁

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

Please re-read article. I believe it was for ALL bullying and in addition support for LGBT.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Jessi it was started in October 2010 in recognition of gay teen related suicides. If you want more info just google spirit day hope this helps.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It’s in support of bullying, in cooperation with LGBT support.

MattsPlace
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MattsPlace

Awesome! What a great cast Days has. Here’s hoping Days will have many years on the air. Go Days!!! 🙂

Blake
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Blake

That is great! Nice to see at least one of the four soaps doing this!

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Good job, and welcome back Nadia! Can’t wait for Chloe to return.

RJ4
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RJ4

That is great! So glad that Days, and others are supporting this. So important to speak out against bullying, and support gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transexual youth!

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A Martinez Joins the Cast of New Film ‘Ambulance’

Daytime Emmy winner and former star of Santa Barbara, A Martinez (Ex-Cruz) has joined the cast of the upcoming Michael Bay directed action-thriller, Ambulance.

The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza Gonzalez and is based off the original Danish Film Ambulancen

According to Deadline, while the plot is being kept under wraps, the pic is expected to be in the spirit of such 1990s action pics Speed and Bad Boys.”

As well as his reprising his role of Eduardo on Days of our Lives recently, Martinez also appeared in Netflix’s Longmire, as well as his recurring roles on the digital drama series,The Bay.

So, intrigued to find out what A will be playing in “Ambulance”?  Would you like to see him back on daytime?  Comment below.

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Victoria Konefal Returns to Days of our Lives

Cin fans will be happy to know the other half of the DAYS super couple will be back on-screen later this month as Ben (Rob Scott Weston) and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) love story is set to continue.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Look for Konefal to first appear back on-screen during the January 28th episode of the NBC daytime drama series.

When the missing in action Ciara returns she will bring with her a new character named Rhodes played by Jason Downs.

No word on how long Konefal’s stay will be this time, since she has been off-contract with the show since last year.

However, reportedly this this will be Ciara in the flesh, not a conjured up or “Vision” of her that comes to Ben in his time of need.

What do you think has happened to Ciara since the car explosion she was supposedly part of? Glad to know Victoria is on her way back on-air to DAYS? Comment below.

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DAYS Mike Manning On Role in Film ‘Son of the South’: “I Hope it Strengthens the Dialogue Our Country is Currently Having About the Fight for Equality on All Fronts”

Days of our Lives Mike Manning (Charlie) has been one busy actor; not only appearing on the NBC daytime drama series and in the digital drama series, The Bay, but also in the new film Son of the South.

The film will be released on February 5th and was executive produced by Oscar-winning director, Spike Lee.  In story, Son of the South is about the grandson of a Klansman who comes of age in the deep south and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement. The film is based on Bob Zellner’s autobiography “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek.”

Manning plays the role of Townsend Ellis, and the actor took to his Twitter account on Monday, during Martin Luther King Day, to let his fans know to be on the lookout for the film and why it is such an important piece for our time.   

Mike expressed: ” I think #MLKDay  is a good day to tell you “Son of The South” will be out Feb. 5th. I hope it strengthens the dialogue our country is currently having about the fight for equality on all fronts. Exec produced by Oscar-winner Spike Lee. Proud of this one.@son_movie”

You can check out a trailer for Son of the South below, along with Manning’s tweet.

So, have you been enjoying Mike’s work on DAYS? What do you think of his message sent out yesterday on these important moments of our time? Share your thoughts via the comment section,

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