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Greg Vaughan Gets Contract Extension At Days of our Lives!

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Good news today from fan favorite Greg Vaughan of Days of our Lives!  For those worried that perhaps Eric Brady might be part of the Salem serial murder killing spree, rest assured.  That’s apparently not happening.

Vaughan tweeted that he has re-signed with the NBC soap opera for more time in Salem, plus Greg related he also will be featured in a new movie from the Hallmark Channel.

In his tweet, Greg excitedly shared to his fans: “Great day today! Official contract extension @DaysofourLives & new movie @hallmarkchannel Truly Blessed!”

Does this mean that Ericole will finally have their chance at love and it will stick this time?  Viewers next week will see the end of the line for Vaughan’s other DAYS love interest, Melissa Archer (Serena) when she meets her maker, and from what has been previewed it looks like it might be Eric who stumbles upon her lifeless body.

So, happy to hear Greg will be sticking around Salem?  Hoping that Eric and Nicole (Arianne Zucker) will build a future together? Comment below!

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Shelly
Shelly

Does he get to play a cowboy again in the Hallmark Movie? Cause, yeah…that’s hot.

blake
blake

I would like to see that!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I happy Greg will be sticking around, but upset to hear/read it! DAYS’ performers should be under a gag order. They shouldn’t discuss contract renewals, which would add suspense to the serial murder storyline. Put a lid on it, DAYS!!!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I was hoping Erik would return to the priesthood and turn out to be the killer…each victim would have been murdered by strangulation and found wth a rosary around their neck and one of the Ten Commandments pinned to their clothing…and yet the Salem police cant figure out whodunnit…oops, sorry, ive watched to much GH and their dumb cops…lol

Janet
Janet

We don’t know for how long the contract extension was for. Eric may have split personality we don’t know about yet. GG commented that he knows who the killer is and its someone you would never suspect. The killer is suppose to be aroundbinto 2016.

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

I’m sure he didn’t post without at least tacit approval from his bosses at Days. There may be some reason they want people to know his character in particular is sticking around. Or, it is a soap: it may be a ruse. New contract…. but they will bump off Eric in 13 weeks. You never know!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Or the character is bumped off and the extension is needed for some appearance beyond the grave– or they did kill him off but changed their mind and want to bring him back from the dead like they did during the infamous killing spree a few years back when pretty much everyone in town was murdered only to be found alive months later on Stefano’s island.

Eddie
Eddie

I’m so happy to find out that Greg has been extended. He’s a good actor, and the material the previous writing team gave him was so subpar. I hope this means great things for Eric.

Elaine
Elaine

Woohoo!! I’ve been wanting an Ericole reunion for sooooo long!! It’s time Nicole gets the love of her life and miracle baby with Eric!!

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

I would love that too. I hope we get a wedding and a baby. They’ve suffered enough!

Mariloo
Mariloo

Soooo Happy he’s Not leaving Days!!!!!!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Love Greg Vaughan. Happy he is sticking around. Eric needs a boost though.

DOOL was great today… love, suspense, mystery… keep up the great work.

Off topic: I’m really going to miss Daniel Cosgrove. Bad move losing Aiden Jennings.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I always said Hope shouldve been paired with Rafe and now they seem to be going there…wouldve prefered Aiden with Jen!!!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

They need to pair Jen with someone interesting (i.e. not Daniel). Holding out hope for a Jack return for the 50th.

Jeremy
Jeremy

though, Kayla always seemed to have her eyes on Aidan pre-Hope & Aidan. I loved watching that radiant look in Mary Beth’s eyes! She wanted him so bad! 😛

Patrick
Patrick

ALLright : I am giving Greg Vaughan a reprieve

a let … that his character … per Deidre Hall…. when she and we found out that he was cast to play her son….. ” he’s too beautiful”

oh! notwithstanding… the writing…. no ones good enough for him… has Kristen put her stamp on his libido? is he caught in the middle of his virtue and wanton ideal

is the retread of Nicole still rendering or piquing ?

darned tootin ! Greg Vaughan is today’ current William Holden !

he just needs a story

Brady just needs a story… stop being so entitled… how dare he grandstand and lord over Jeanne Theresa !

if Daniel is so deserving an act… PUT HIM BACKBURNER.. now that real troops are back ON

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Totally agree. Jeanne Theresa can do so much better than bully Brady. Daniel needs to be back burnered. They need to perk up the writing for Eric. He is ‘too beautiful’.

damien
damien

thank god!!! love eric! him and nicole are the current supercouple and im glad story revolves between two of them again! however i miss eric as a priest, forbidden fruit was hot!!

Jeremy
Jeremy

forbidden fruit was quite hot, indeed.

Patrick
Patrick

I love this site… for “us” ALL

dreamy intrigue smitten beholden caught will watch nevertheless

!!!!!

forbidden?

LOL

not

Jeff
Jeff

Damn, I wish he would come back to GH as Lucky:(

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I’m so happy to hear this. I really like Greg. I hope Eric will be front and center in the serial killer story.

Paul
Paul

I like Greg. But the character of Eric needs a complete overhaul. He’s a horrible character in his current incarnation — always whining, always yelling, enough!

Mo
Mo

He’s BORING!!!!!!!

Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins

I am glad I am not the ONLY one who thinks that his character of Eric is about as exciting as unbuttered toast.
I do not have anything against the actor, I am happy to hear that he will remain on the show, but they need to spice up his lines, or something – his character is very whiney and childish and overall, bland to watch. Aside from that I guess I love him LoL.

Mo
Mo

I just find him so blah.

Timmm
Timmm

I was hoping he wouldnt resign and sign with GH as Lucky. The character needs to be on the show and he was damn good. JJ gets the upper hand because of his chemistry with TG. But Greg was really good on GH.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I really liked Greg Vaughan’s lucky too.

Barb
Barb

I love Eric and Nicole together… PLEASE!!!!!

Arlene
Arlene

Nicole does not look good with Daniel Jonas,,,she belongs with Eric.

Donna Mackie
Donna Mackie

GREG VAUGHAN IS MY FAVORITE…I think he is a great actor, a professional who puts himself into the script and reacts naturally..Days is lucky to have him..GH lost a fine Lucky when he left. I LOVED FATHER ERIC.. but Greg needs Nicole…#ERICOLE.. looking forward to a new..improved storyline for @greg_vaughan..

Jo-Anne
Jo-Anne

I hope he stays on days forever, he is easy on the eyes. I live him and I hope there will be an ericole story.

Jo-Anne
Jo-Anne

Sorry, I meant to say I love him♥

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Days of our Lives’ John Clarke Passes Away At 88

Sad news to report for the Days of our Lives family and their enduring fans.  John Clarke, who played Mickey Horton from 1965 until he retired in 2004 died on October 16th in Laguna Beach, California following complications from pneumonia.   He put his stamp on the pivotal role of Mickey for 39 years on the long-running NBC daytime drama series.

Deadline reports that Clarke previously suffered a stroke in 2007 and had been in declining health in the last few years.

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Among his acknowledgements for his performance on DAYS, John received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding and received a Lifetime Achievement Award shortly after retiring from the profession he loved in 2004.  He received the honor with other daytime notables including: Jeanne Cooper (Kay, Y&R), Rachel Ames (Audrey, GH) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe, AMC).

In addition to DAYS, John Clarke appeared on numerous primetime shows from The New Breed to Gun Smoke; Have Gun Will Travel; The FBI; Sugarfoot; Death Valley Days; Twilight Zone and many others. 

Clarke is survived by wife Patty, and children Joshua and Melinda, and grandchildren Catherine Grace, Natasha and Jacob. Clarke’s daughter, Heidi passed away in 1994 of a heart tumor.

On screen on DAYS, Clarke was paired with Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton) and became one of the shows all-time favorite duos.

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DAYS scribe, Ryan Quan took to Twitter upon the news of the passing of Clarke and shared: “RIP original Days cast member John Clarke. His Mickey Horton was such an important part of the show’s history… an almost 40 year run. He’ll be missed.”

Wesley Eure who portrayed Mike Horton on DAYS shared: “Rest in peace #JohnClark! John was a great television dad when I played #MikeHorton on #DaysOfOurLives. In one scene I kept flinching when he was supposed to hit me so for the final take he hauled off and hit me really hard. I was reeling. He could not stop apologizing! Ooxx”

Share your remembrances and condolences on the passing of John Clarke in the comment section below.

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TODAY: Soap Studs On ‘The Real’

Daytime drama fans make sure to check out today’s October 21st episode of the talk show, The Real when the ladies of the panel welcome four of your favorite gents, one representing each current soap on the air.

Look for: Days of our Lives Galen Gering (Rafe), The Young and the Restless Michael Mealor (Kyle), General Hospital’s Donnell Turner (Curtis) and The Bold and the Beautiful’s Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) to mix it up and chat with hosts in a segment called “The Real Hunks of Daytime.”

The Real is syndicated; so make sure to check the local times in the ‘When It’s On” navigation section on the show website for your area- a handy way to find out when you can check out the episode and when it might repeat in case you missed it.

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The hosts of The Real are: Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley with Amanda Seales joining the group as a guest co-host for this week of episodes.

So, will you be checking out the hunks on The Real? Comment below.

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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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