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Drake Hogestyn gets black-eye in workout while talking with Dick Van Dyke!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Drake Hogestyn, the former John Black of Days of our Lives has had his bouts with injuries both on and off the screen, and now Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Hogestyn who is now appearing at the prestigious Santa Monica Playhouse version of Judgment at Nurenberg is sporting a black-eye due to a freak accident at the gym during his performances!

Drake told SOD, “I was doing what they call cantilever triceps push down reverse with 150 pounds from a high cable pull, on my knees. Dick Van Dyke came in early and he likes to use this one bar that has rubber handles and I like to use a diamond grip that’s all metal. I was talking to him because he tore his Achilles’ tendon and had surgery and he’s trying to get himself back in shape. He’s such a sweetheart. So I have this routine and I’m sweating and he keeps changing my diamond bar and putting on his rubber bar, so in my third revolution of doing this, 28 minutes into the workout, I said, ‘I’m not going to switch the diamond bar; I’m just going to use the rubber bar,’ and my sweaty palm ripped off the bar and 150 pounds came back and smacked me right in the face. I got lucky that it didn’t implode my eye. So I got an ice bag on that and cleaned the blood up and I got home and (daughter) Whitney was there and I put my sunglasses on really fast. I had a cup of coffee and she said, ‘Why do you have your sunglasses on?’ So I showed her my eye and she started screaming and took a picture of it right away and e-mailed it to (doctor daughter) Rachael and right away, Rachael is boom on the phone saying, ‘I’ve already called the Malibu emergency room. You have to go in there right now and get your eye sewn up or else you’re going to have a droopy eyelid because it’s not going to heal.’ And now I have the black eye. It’s really pretty.”

Hogestyn, a real trouper, continues on with his stage performance, and for more on this story pick up the new edition of Digest!

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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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