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Ex-DAYS Star Greg Vaughan Lands Role In Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVerney's TV Project, QUEEN SUGAR!

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Those who will miss Greg Vaughan when he wraps up his run as Eric Brady on-screen on Days of our Lives sometime this April, will now know where to find the popular fan favorite next.  Vaughan has been cast in Oprah Winfrey and Selma director, Ava DuVerney’s new TV series for OWN entitled Queen Sugar!

Last week, Vaughan shared some key iconic streets of New Orleans and posted a few pictures announcing his exciting news, including a tweet that related:  “Let the Magic begin @AVAETC @OWNTV @QueenSugarOWN #queensugar #avadevernay #owntv #gregvaughan #newseries”

In Queen Sugar, the series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon, the formidable journalist and activist from New Orleans, and Charley Bordelon a modern woman, who, with her teenage daughter Micah, leaves her upscale apartment in Los Angeles and moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm.   The series is based on the book Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile.

Vaughan will portray Calvin, a cop and longtime lover of Nova (Rutina Wesley), who shares a deep connection with her despite being married.

Dondre Whitfield, Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Omar Dorsey are just some of the other actors attached to the project.

So, what do you think of Greg landing his first role post-DAYS with Oprah and Ava on their new series?  Share your thoughts below!

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Gee Boggs
Gee Boggs

As with all his work, the public can anticipate an outstanding job by Mr. Vaughan. Gee Boggs, Sonoma, CA

damien
damien

congrats to greg!!!
he will be sorely missed on days
last weeks interaction with a drunk eric and drugged up jen was the highlight of last week!, of course the powers that be left the audience hanging for more of rafe/ hope, crying nicole and something about belle and phillip
greg vaughan and melissa reeves chemistry was so passionate and sordid that it left me wanting way more….too bad it looks like not much more will come of this potential explosive affair!
gregs such a keeper and obviously wouldnt last long unemployed, days loss is oprahs gain! unfortunatly days may have lost a viewer but i look forward to his new endevour

penny
penny

Congrats to him. I hope he continues to book work because he’s such a fine actor.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes, congrats to Greg–was hoping he would return as Lucky on GH.

Patrick
Patrick

He dazzles

he’s the current day; William Holden

DAYS has erred on plenty

Eric BRADY; Eve Donovan BRADY; Will Roberts HORTON

Timmm
Timmm

Well, another case of a talented actor taking that next step. I would bitch about DAYS releasing him or GH not signing him BUT this is Good for Greg and its a nice step up. Good luck sir! One other compliment for Greg. You know there will never be another Lucky Spenser like there will never be another Billy Abbott BUT Greg did quite well as Lucky and Jason Thompson seems to be capable of filling Billy Miller’s shoes.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Congratulations to Greg. He’s a terrific actor and I always enjoy his work. I’m surprised his scenes will continue on Days until April. Not that I’m complaining. I don’t want him to go. I’m just shocked they are dragging out his departure. The very best of luck to Greg in his future.

Randy
Randy

Greg is a wonderful actor, and very sexy and masculine. Yummy Yummy eye candy LOL. I need to take a cold shower now, before my boyfriend comes home.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Randy…oh, I DEFINITELY agree!!!!! Greg Vaughan is H-O-T AS HELL!!!!! And, (as you say) a wonderful actor. Y-U-M ALL-AROUND!!!!!! TOTALLY!!!!!!

Randy
Randy

Yes he is jaybird, Hot and Yummy LOL.

Allen saint james
Allen saint james

I’ve never thought of him as a good actor until the drunk scenes with Jennifer Horton the other day. I was dumbfounded and wondered why he played luck Spencer with such stiff dopey Ness when he can obviously play darkwr

Donna Mackie
Donna Mackie

GREG VAUGHAN..MY FAVORITE

Dylan
Dylan

I can NOT fathom why soap after soap has failed to recognize this man’s talent. I always believed him and Nicole were endgame. They had off the charts chemistry. But he played surly and depressed as Eric very well too LOL.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

This is always good news to see an actor on soaps find work outside the genre. Goes to show they can do other things besides soaps as others have said in the past which really irritates me.

Rj
Rj

Lots of good luck, Greg! Sounds like a great role! Loved you on Days! Sorry you are leaving. We will miss you, but I wish you the best! Hope Eric can come back and visit!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Now they’ve gone and done it–having Joey smother Ava! Though Hope’s shooting of Stefano was bad enough. Guess Greg Vaughan is glad he’s leaving this sinking ship.
Seems Days has gone the way of GH. Just sad–some much potential after the so called “revival” of Day! Arrrgh!

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DAYS Camila Banus Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

The angst, drama, tears, and revenge continued this week on NBC’s Days of our Lives with the stirring portrayal of grief-stricken young woman; who is hell-bent on making everyone around her suffer for the loss of her husband in a fatal gunshot that left him brain-dead.  Of course, we are talking about Camila Banus (Gabi), who turned in bravura performances this week, and there are four moments that really stood out to us that showed the range and depth of Banus’ work.

In the hospital chapel, Gabi talks to God and prayed to him that he will make Stefan (Brandon Barash) whole again.  There has been one through-line for Gabi throughout her life – she seems to have everything and everyone she loves taken away from her, even if some of the decisions she makes along the way have a cause/effect that leaves her feeling completely alone, and ready to lash out at the world for what has transpired.  In the chapel, she asks God through her tears, “Why do you hate me so much?” Gabi tells God she went to Sunday school as a little girl and still she has lost God and her husband.  Gabi cannot even get herself to look at Stefan’s things when Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Chandler Massey) try to share them with her as she slaps the envelope out of their hands.

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In another heartbreaking scene, Gabi is in the bed she shared with Stefan. She flashes to kissing the love of her life.  Next, Gabi breaks down in tears, and throws things around in the bedroom before slumping to the floor.  She sobs and says, “Why did you give me your heart, Stefan, if you weren’t going to be around to love me with it?”

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Later, Gabi talks to Stefan in her sleep as she hugs his pillow. When she wakes up she cries as Kate (Lauren Koslow) arrives to check on her.  Gabi lets Kate have it, and at first blames Kate for the whole mess with Stefan.  Gabi lashes out that if it wasn’t for Stefan getting in between Kate’s feud with Vivian (Robin Strasser), he’d still be alive.  Kate knows Gabi is in despair and hugs her.  Then, Gabi channels her angst towards Lani (Sal Stowers) promising to make her suffer.

And on Friday’s episode, Gabi is ramping us some sort of revenge plan promising Stefan his legacy will live on. Earlier, Gabi was present with Lani and Eli (Lamon Archey) when Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) informed them that Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) will need a special pacemaker, even after receiving Stefan’s heart. Somehow, Gabi found a file on Visionary Bionics, the company that makes this unique medical device, and recalls Kayla saying she’ll do the procedure on Julie tomorrow. Gabi makes a mysterious call.  What is she about to do?

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Through all of the emotional drama, Banus sustained a level of performance that is no easy feat. That is why Michael Fairman TV names Camila’s work The Power Performance of the Week.

Let us know if you agree with our pick, and what you thought of Camila’s performances, and what you think Gabi might do next, via the comment section below.

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TODAY: Ron Carlivati’s Dad Appears on DAYS

Be on the lookout on Friday’s October 18th episode of Days of our Lives for one of the shows “superfans” who pops in Salem.  That is when the father of DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati appears as an extra on the NBC soap opera.

Carlivati Sr., who is very proud of his son, looks to be donning a medical lab coat as a physician in a photo shared on social media along with Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), one of Salem’s most busy and most respected doctors.

Ron told SOD about his dad appearing on the show that he writes: “It’s funny because I’ve been in soaps for over 20 years and my dad would watch to see my name on the credits but rarely get into the show. Somehow, I don’t know what clicked in for him, he’s obsessed with Days of our Lives. He does not miss it.”

As to how his dad became an extra for the day: “We were at the studio and Albert Alarr, our co-executive producer, comes up and meets my parents and turns to my dad and says, ‘We’re gonna be shooting some scenes in the hospital next. How would you like to be in them?’ I honestly had no idea this was coming. I also fainted.”

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Make sure to check out today’s episode of Days of our Lives for this fun moment with Ron’s dad! Comment below.

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DAYS Camila Banus Talks Stabi’s Heartbreaking Love Story; Matthew Ashford Melissa Reeves Chat On JnJ Reunion On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

In the latest can’t miss ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives‘ podcast, two major interviews are the focus of the episode.  First, Camila Banus who had been turning in bravura performances as Gabi, discusses with host. Michael Fairman, her reaction to finding out that Brandon Barash (Stefan) was being killed-off the NBC soap opera, now that Gabi’s love, Stefan is brain-dead.

The duo who became so popular as “Stabi” reveals why Gabi and Stefan’s love/hate relationship worked so well, and those sexed up love scenes.  Later in the interview Camila discusses her recent scenes with Sal Stowers (Lani) where Gabi wants Lani to get down on her knees and beg for forgiveness for Lani shooting Stefan, even though he got in the line of fire to save his mother, Vivian (Robin Strasser).  In addition, Camila talks about working with Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) and how Julie hurled some minority slurs at Gabi shortly before her heart-attack.

Then in a very special roundtable chat, Matthew Ashford (Jack) and Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) chat with Fairman about playing those key scenes where Jack rescues Jennifer from Dr. Shah, hits his head, and then finally his memories come flooding back.   The duo known as ‘JnJ” talk about their storied on-screen history, and tease what may happen in the next leg in their storylines.

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To listen to the latest episode of ‘Inside Salem’ download it now on iTunes here, or head on over to NBC.com/Inside Salem.

So, what did you think of the conversations with Camila and Matt and Melissa? What do you hope happens next for Gabi  … for Jack and Jennifer? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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