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Drake Hogestyn Halloween Tweet On His DAYS Return As John Black!

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So many long time fans of Days of our Lives have been ecstatic at the news that fan favorite, Drake Hogestyn is finally back in the saddle at the NBC soap as John Black.

And today on Halloween, Hogestyn tweeted  his confirmation on his arrival back in Salem,  “Happy All Hallow’s Eve! The Treat?…I’m back in Salem! The Trick?…I sold my house and have no place to live! Now that’s scary! Yikes!”

Due to DAYS production schedule, in which they tape four months ahead, look for Drake to be back on your screens in early 2014!

Excited to hear confirmation on his return to DAYS from Drake himself?

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OMG Michael, OVER the top giddy doesn’t even begin to explain how overjoyed I am to hear confirmation that Drake is back on DAYS! Talk about receiving the best EARLY Christmas present ever! I haven’t watched DAYS since this amazing actor was removed from my television screen, so it looks like next year DAYS goes back on my lineup! Drake’s Tweets are so much fun to read! WELCOME BACK, DRAKE!

I am sooooooo beyond excited. I was so happy to meet you at the book signing in Durham, NC. You are the sweetest person. I loved hearing your story of your Aunt that lives here. I can NOT wait to see you blessing my screen again. Days has NOT been the same without you 🙂

Yes!!!!! Yes!!!! Yes!!!!! The way the writers had John treat Marlena made no sense. I wish they could erase those scenes but since they can’t, I hope they will so something to reunite them [after he grovels for forgiveness. LOL]. I’m just happy that John Black is coming back to town. And that’s a fact!!!

Welcome back my friend; Salem was not the same without you. We missed you greatly!!

Very excited, Drake is my favourite actor on Days, by FAR. So I am thrilled to see him coming back – I just hope it will be the true John Black, which his fans love and expect without a breath. <3

That poor old man.

I’m MORE than thrilled that Drake is back where he belongs – DAYS – where he never should have been benched! Thanks so much for confirming the news for us, Michael and Drake! We’re counting down the days until we can turn our TV’s back on to watch him again. He’s been very much MISSED! We love you, Drake!

I’m so HAPPY that Drake is coming back home to Days! It has not been the same since he left! maybe him and Doc can get back on straight! Brady can be ok and we get rid of Kritter! I want to see him and Stefano to get into a BIG ARGUMENT! Let Stefano take Doc and let John find his wife! The fans want a GOOD love scene too and we want an explanation why he fell had feeling for kritter! Brady needs to go in a psych ward and they need to bring BELLE back!

They should keep him around for awhile this time!

Thrilled to see Drake off the bench and back in the lineup !! SCREAMSSSSSS ~ You have been dearly missed can’t wait to early 2014 hope its even sooner !! Welcome Back Drake !!

The BEST news!!! Welcome Back Drake!!!

So GLAD Drake is back!
Hoping for super good spy storyline with some hot J&M romance!

Best news ever! I’m so happy that Drake’s back! It hasn’t been the same since he left. Hopefully we’ll get to see him make things right with Marlena (and Brady) and he gets lots of screentime, too!

Hands down the worst actor on daytime. Save Deidre Hall’s job and find her a real actor to match her talents.

go post somewhere else, MICHAEL, ur outvoted and shut down!

WOO HOOOOOO! YOU GO Eileen! Yes, the haters ARE outnumbered in a HUGE way, that is why they’re sulking and being so mean spirited! Thanks for defending Drake, Eileen!

I’ll just say I could not DISAGREE with you more Michael and leave it at that. I do NOT engage haters such as yourself!

Its great Drake’s back…however, i hope the writers have a good storyline for him!!!

I’m so beyond thrilled that Drake is finally back Where He belongs. Now I will definitely be watching Days again. I just hope he’s here to stay this time. Hopefully He will have a kickingstoryline. Welcome Back Drake!

So happy and excited to see Drake back in Salem where he BELONGS!!! 2014 is going to be a great year! Black is Back!!!

who cares about drake. i used to like john black. the man needs acting lessons now.

Yeaah, thats why hehas been on Days,for more than 20 yeats, poor acting, lol.

It is the SAME haters, Eileen, PAST old IMO! They just use different screen names, OY!

Am I happy that Drake is back in Salem? Is the Pope Catholic? Of course I am! SCREAMS…. Drake Hogestyn should NEVER have been benched!! I’m a LONG time DAYS watcher(since 1972) & I haven’t watched for weeks because Drake/John hasn’t been in Salem!! The writers have certainly lost the romance & humor of the DAYS of the 80’s & 90’s. I hope & pray they get their act together & give Drake a nice LONG storyline;like I expected last Fall but didn’t get! Drake Hogestyn MAKES DAYS now! I am a FAN of Drake’s for life! He’s a wonderful man & actor who has always been LOYAL to DAYS since he first arrived in 1986! I have NEVER met another person like Drake! I can’t wait till the new year to start watching DAYS again!!!!!

P.S. DAYS writers please write story lines that Tom & Alice would be proud of once again! They are probably rolling over in their graves with the story lines now!

I am so HAPPY DRAKE IS BACK ON DAYS WERE HE BELONGS. Now John has to make thing right with MARLENA so they can live Happy Ever After.

Only two posters not happy about Drakes,return and they are both men, FIGURES,.jealous, guys?????

ROTF! *High five*

fans roar… for the DAYS of ole’

yeah, yeah, yeah…. supercouple intrigue… John Black and lady “GOD”iva Marlena. she upholds her saint so high

Drake Hogestyn…. needs to nest with Kate….. and/or for the Love of God… already… simply spotlight Nicole’ Mother… sensual seductress “Fay”

simmer Celeste… for Abe and Stefano

let’s trot out his stamina Roman

John and Kate
John and Marlena
John and Fay

that’s enuf energy

man machinations from Stefano, Roman…

John loved Kristen

i’m giddy now…

what, about: John & Kayla ?!?!

LOL, my dream pairing is John and Kayla, hehe!

Hi! I have watched Drake ever since the late 80’s. I ‘am SO HAPPY THAT he is coming back to days! This is what I think should happen. Stefano and John get into a big war and Stefano should take marlena and John should come back and rescue her! They should also bring back Belle and let Brady get his head back on straight and when John comes back into town . Marlena should not talk to him at first because she is upset that he supposly had feeling for Kritter! Let them argue and get upset at each other and then a GOOD LOVE scene and then they can get married !

I am THRILLED beyond words that The Black is Back! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for John & Marlena!

My heart about leapt out of my chest when I heard the news! So glad to hear he’s coming back to Days & we’re hoping they edit him in for some mistletoe-fantasy-smoochin between John & Marlena, we got jipped last year & we need a J&M fix!!

Welcome back, Drake – we missed you & we NEVER gave up!! <3

“…we’re hoping they edit him in for some mistletoe-fantasy-smoochin between John & Marlena”


what better way to usher in the possibilities and here HE comes… in to the new year.

Marlena dreading the holidays… and the new year… and SURPRISE

Looks like some fast forwarding coming soon to my screen! I like Marlena so much better without him!

Happy Days are here again with our Drake Hogestyn back soon. I can hardly wait. It is drakeriffic. Thanks so much for this. anniegabrielpacoattherainbowbridgedrakefansrever

I forgot to say also, that Drake is my favorite actor ever. To me, when he plays Roman/John, he is the essence of a hero/friend/lover/husband/dad/priest/mercenary, anything that is thrown at him. He gives 110% to any role they give him and plays it has he is that character. I have been a fan since 1986, when I being a born and raised Hoosier was visiting in Denver, and saw the show with him on it. Went back to Anderson, south of Fort Wayne and since then he has been my all time favorite male actor. I can see him in about any role he is given. I am now retired and living in Florida
Annie Roney

His tweet was the very BEST news!! I can’t wait for him to be back on our screens – and then I can start watching again!!! #wewantjandm

Well now, looks like I’m going to start watching DAYS again starting next year. Drake is a fabulous actor, I’ve missed the unique qualities he brings to his role as John, he has been very much missed. My wife, Lisa, also loves both the actor and character! Looking forward to seeing him!

EXCITED, ELATED, JUMPING FOR JOY, OUR MAN DRAKE is heading back to Salem. Our hopes, prayers, belief in and for Drake were not in vain. The day I heard he was coming back I did my happy dance all afternoon and I am still grinning from ear to ear. WELCOME HOME DRAKE, YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED.

THANK YOU DRAKE FOR THIS WONDERFUL NEWS! My favorite actor on DAYS is FINALLY back on my screen, which means I’ll be watching DAYS again instead of GH! Welcome back to this terrific actor!

I am so super excited the man himself is coming home to Salem. I’ve missed seeing your handsome face for too long, and maybe now you and Doc can get back to what you used to be . . .


Glad to see ur cóming back. Good to see they finally heard us. We have been yelling LONG and loudly forva long time!

SO VERY AWESOME!! Im doing the happy dance all over the place with joy =)
Drake is the best when it comes to acting, there is no other that can replace him. I cant wait to see him on the screen on Jan!

I am so happy my John is back on Days,
more Lucas and John,I got my Christams gifts 🙂

Marlenanba is a very good actress. However with Drake and Kristen I believe the writers did drop the ball. So much more could we see of Kristens talents as a sophisticated saboteur, possible head of Dimeras against John , mature , sophis, dynamic , puzzling so forth. Not all that non sense. In fact I like John better with Kristen than Marlena, Marlena is dull, no fault of her own lately. I like her now with or without John not because john is a bad actor.

It’s about time!!!!

I can’t wait to see him in 2014

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Win a Private Game Night with Soap Stars and Help Children in Need for the Holidays

Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, DAYS) is back with her annual toy drive for children through the holidays through her fundraiser in her effort to raise 25,000 toys for children in need each fall through Christmas is Not Cancelled to benefit Toys for Tots.

This week, fans have the opportunity to win a private zoom game night with none other than: Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R), Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH), Emme Rylan (Ex-Lulu, GH), Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS), Rob Scott Wilson (Alex, DAYS) Ali Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), and Lilley herself, by giving a toy to a child in need via website.

According to the site: “One Lucky Winner will be tuning in for a night of glamour, giggles, and game-winning moments, including: VIP Access to Your Soap Opera Faves: Join the virtual party with stars from your favorite daytime dramas! Prepare for drama on and off the screen as you chat, laugh, and bond over shared soap secrets.”

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Lilley shares: “By participating in this prize drawing, you will directly contribute to providing joy and happiness to underserved children during a challenging time in their lives, creating positive holiday memories!”

For more info on how you can win, make sure to visit

So, would you like to have a special ‘game night’ with this bevy of soap stars? Check out the opportunity, and let us know via the comment section below

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Morgan Fairchild, Nicollette Sheridan & Donna Mills Visit ‘Tamron Hall’ to Talk ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’

UPDATED: Monday November 27th, soap opera favorites, Morgan Fairchild (GH, ex-DAYS, DFT, The City, Dallas, Falcon Crest et al), Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing) and Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing) visit with Tamron Hall on her syndicated talk show. (find times in your area here).

The trio is set to give some inside intel to Tamron on their highly-anticipating holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas, set to premiere on Lifetime on Saturday, December 2nd (8pm ET/7Pm CT) and streams next day.

As previously reported, Ladies of the 80’s: A Divas Christmas also stars Linda Gray (Dallas) and Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati) and in story, five glamorous ‘80s soap opera stars reunite to share the spotlight to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera.

The producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the whole production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together. Along the way, the divas also discover that the love between them all is still very strong too.

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Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas also stars Christopher Atkins, Patrika Darbo (ex-DAYS, B&B, The Bay), Alec Mapa, and Mills’s daughter, Chloe Mills. In addition, the holiday film features a theme song performed by none other than ’80s pop star Tiffany.

Check out the official trailer for ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ starring Donna, Nicollette, Linda, Morgan and Loni below, followed by the Tamron Hall Show segment.

Now let us know, are you looking forward to watching Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS Arianne Zucker On Baby Switch Storyline: “It’s Heartbreaking to Watch What Nicole Has Been Going Through”

On Days of our Lives, a soap opera which has had more than its fair share of baby switch storylines over the years, viewers have watched in anguished now that Nicole Walker DiMera (Arianne Zucker) is the next victim of this heinous plot twist.

Making it all the more ironic is years ago, Nicole illegally took Sami’s daughter, Sydney after she suffered a miscarriage and tried to pass it off as her own, only for it to backfire in now classic scenes between Zucker and Alison Sweeney.

Now in 2023, it’s Nicole’s turn to have a ‘switch’ perpetrated on her, this time by Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) and the shifty Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) as the ringmasters.

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The baby named “Jude” is actually Eric’s (Nicole’s all-time love) biological son, but Nicole has thought this whole time her baby daddy was EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), her current husband – thanks to more skullduggery from Sloan switching the DNA paternity results.

According to an interview in the latest issue of TV Guide Magazine, posted as an Instagram story on the Days of our Lives official show account,Nicole will get more of a clue as to what what happened behind her back, and to the unthinkable for a mother and her newborn baby, after she holds Eric’s “adopted” son Jude. It is then, she feels a strong bond with the little bundle of joy.  Remember, Nicole gave birth at the side of a road after getting into a car accident when Dimitri (Peter Porte) and Leo (Greg Rikaart) were driving the other care while they were on the run and trying to get to Dr. Rolf’s submarine.  Not the best of circumstances for a new mom, but was later told her baby had died.

Zucker expressed: “She (Nicole) feels there’s a possibility this baby is hers. Nicole knows that Sloan is sly. Nicole has an issue with postpartum depression as we saw with the last baby-switch storyline. She’s going to put all of those things together and think this has to be her baby.”

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In the end, the longtime fan favorite, shared, “It’s heartbreaking to watch what Nicole had been going through.” It certainly has! With many Days of our Lives fans screaming “Emmy” for Zucker and Dan Feuerriegel as the “grieving parents.”

So, what do you think about the Nicole/Sloan baby switch storyline? Are you over it and want it to end sooner than later? What do you think about the performance of Arianne Zucker within it? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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