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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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NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell Says Peacock Hit 18M Paid Subscribers Up From 15M In September

On Monday, during a webcast session at the UBS TMT investors conference, NBC Universal CEO, Jeff Shell shared that the NBCUniversal streaming service, Peacock has hit 18 million paid subscribers.

Interestingly, that is an uptick of 3 million paid subscribers since the end of September of this year, where the service had 15 million.

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As soap fans know, Days of our Lives debuted exclusively in its new home on Peacock on September 12th, and viewers who watched on linear TV and NBC had to switch modes and pay-in for a subscription to watch the show.  However, there has been no quantifying data released on just how well DAYS is performing on the platform.

In terms of its sustainability and its ad-supported streaming platform, Shell added: “We were late coming into streaming, but we clearly chose the right business model.”  Shell noted that this strategy has helped offset declines in linear TV revenues, and a worsening advertising market.

The CEO went to explain: “We believe in the premium video ad-supported, dual revenue stream essential broadcast and cable on streaming, driven by key programming.” Shell also shared that declines in cable subscribers is putting pressure on affiliate fees and advertising rates, so it’s becoming more important than ever for Peacock revenues to offset falling cable TV revenues and that the TV ad business is “definitely getting worse.”

So, what do you think of the uptick of subscribers to Peacock since September? Is Days of our Lives a key player in this? Have you gotten use to watching your favorite soap on the streaming platform? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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(WATCH) Day of Days 2022 Cast Interviews

Want to know what your favorites from Salem had to share and tease at the recent Days of Days 2022? Now, You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel has released their full set of interviews with the cast of Days of our Lives conducted during the fan fest event.

Just over a week ago, Day of Days was held for the first time since 2019, and returned in a new location – the Xbox Plaza in downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live.  DAYS, which just celebrated its 57th anniversary, can now be seen in its new home exclusively streaming on Peacock.

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Make sure to check out all the conversations below featuring: Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) and Camila Banus (Gabi), Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Abigail Klein (Stephanie), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and Billy Flynn (Chad), Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and Greg Vaughan (Eric), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Mary Beth Evans  (Kayla) and George DelHoyo (Orpheus), Drake Hogestyn (John), Paul Telfer (Xander) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Wally Kurth (Justin), Brandon Barash (Stefan) and Carson Boatman (Johnny), Thaao Penghlis (Tony) and Leann Hunley (Anna), Jackee Harry (Paulina) and James Reynolds (Abe), Brandon Beemer (Shawn) and Martha Madison (Belle), Galen Gering (Rafe) and Elia Cantu (Jada), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas) and Kyle Lowder (Rex), Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) and Tina Huang (Melinda), and Victoria Grace (Wendy) and Remington Hoffman (Li).

 

After you checked out the videos, let us know which was your favorite chat in the comment section below … and for more upcoming celebrity features and video content make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

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DAYS Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes Pay Tribute to Robert Clary

Days of our Lives beloved Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie Williams), paid tribute to their longtime co-star and dear friend, Robert Clary (Ex-Robert LeClair, DAYS).

On Wednesday, Clary passed away at the age of 96.  On Days of our Lives, Bill Hayes and Robert Clary performed many times together as Doug and Robert when the soap opera had “Doug’s Place” as a nightclub venue for the characters to meet up and have story, while also taking in some music.

 

Bill and Susan shared their thoughts on Clary’s passing on their Instagram on Thursday; accompanied by some clips of performances by the characters of Doug and Robert.

The Hayes’ expressed: “Our Dear Robert Clary… Like a diamond, Robert was tough enough to survive this world and emerge brilliantly. He was so full of life… so saucy, so sassy, so superb at everything he tried. The energy and optimism that filled his 96 years was amazing to behold.  When he performed with pathos or joy, he always touched our hearts. He was an adoring husband, a firm friend, a trustworthy team player and, in crisis, deeply caring. In childhood, he had experienced humanity’s darkest days- then, as a man, filled the world with light.  His story in two words to remember: choose life. #RobertClary”

Share your remembrances of Bill and Robert performing on DAYS, and what you thought of the Hayes’ touching tribute via the comment section below.

 

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