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Greg Vaughan Reveals Exit From Days of our Lives

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Days of our Lives Daytime-Emmy winning star Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) announced he has finished taping episodes of the long-running NBC soap opera.  Greg has played the role of Eric since 2012..

Vaughan was a guest on GH’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Steve Burton’s (Jason) weekly podcast, That’s Awesome! with Steve and Bradford, where he shared “I’ve finished my reign at DAYS,” and that he was in the middle of reprising his role of Calvin on OWN’s Queen Sugar.  

Due to the COVID-19, Vaughan shared he was there for a week, and then production was shut down.

To the Days viewers he expressed: “To all my DAYS fans, if you’re listening, I love you all. It’s never over, so I’m going to say it’s over.”

Greg also shared that he made the decision in late 2019 during contract negotiations citing, “I’m taking a break, if you will. Days was going through a renewal negotiation and not knowing where they were going to go,” adding that he felt his “time was coming to an end (there), anyway”

Listen to the That’s Awesome podcast with Greg as special guest here.

So, will you miss Greg as DAYS’ Eric? Share your thoughts on his departure via the comment section below.

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Satan
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Satan

Remember when the news broke about everybody at Days being “released from their contracts” and how they immediately put out tweets & statements saying not to panic, that Days was in great shape and everybody was coming back…. or words to that effect? Since then, we have learned that pretty much half the cast is either confirmed to be gone, or rumored to be gone when the show begins airing new episodes (presumably in October). At this point, it’s probably going to be a shorter list to mention who still WILL be there. And realistically speaking, I don’t expect to… Read more »

Mary
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Mary

I won’t disagree! But the core legacy family members are getting up there in age. Drake Hogestyn is 66 years old. Deidre Hall is 72 years old. Susan Seaforth Hayes Is 77 years old. These three people may no longer not want to be on the show as often as they used to be. Also factor in the fact that Susan’s husband Bill Hayes is 95 years old: she may not want to be away from home on a daily basis. Susan, Drake and Deidre May see being released from contracts as a blessing in disguise. Then there is the… Read more »

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Penny Sullivan

I would say that you are on to something! GH recasted Tamara Braun and Sarah Brown, why not try it with Greg Vaughn? And Drew is not the legacy character that Carly is.

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Johnny

Well, he’s fine as Eric, although his character is a bit sanctimonious at times. Will they keep the character of Eric and recast, or simply have him leave town for a different job or what ~

Jeremy
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Jeremy

A bit shocking especially after two decades Eric and Nicole finally get married! So, where does this leave Nicole, does she stay in Salem or is Ari Zucker leaving, too? I just don’t know how Nicole can stay in Salem unless they break up the couple. Is Ari Zucker leaving, too? I understand and respect Greg’s departure – but for sake of story, where does this leave Nicole? Will they find purpose for her to remain in Salem? Lots of departures from DAYS this fall. I look forward to some new actors to come onboard.

Marc
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Marc

Gosh, is ANYONE going to be left on DAYS? Eric, Hope, Rafe, Ciara, Gabi, Sonny and Will are all leaving?? Something’s going on there and it ain’t good in my opinion!

Lew S.
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Lew S.

What is happening with this show???

Mary
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Mary

My guess is that NBC wants to reinvent DOOL. Gone or rarely seen will be the core legacy group and in their place a whole new set of characters. Look what is happening now: Sarah, Eric, Hope, Sonny, Will, Brady, Rafe, Kayla and Steve have either gone or will be leaving.

Patrick
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Patrick

Magnifique

Patrick
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Patrick

I could mind – ALL – the upheaval… walk in shit

you could swirl exclamations expletives , just don’t touch Greg Vaughan

i’m patiently awaiting the return of Kristen/Brady/Rachel. THIS IS TEARS welling

aside from Rafe’alicious… it was always Eric Magnifique presence

i’m now in trepidation… that walk in shit just stank

he’s an actor !!!!

if @GH does call…. FIRE : Roger Howarth ; Michael Easton ; Chad Duell
for this Keeper.

Mr. Greg Vaughan

Davy
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Davy

GH needs him!

Momo
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Momo

Time for a recast.

What about Nicole?

Satan
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Satan

No more recasts! They have been a series of disasters ever since ReRon took over the show. Worst of all being that OLTL pet calling itself “Eve Donovan” (no resemblance whatsoever to the actual character) and that bug-eyed abomination they tried to pass off as “Diana Colville” last year. And thank all that’s unholy that we got the real Vivian back, however briefly, to undo the damage done by another sad recast. Unless they can somehow convince Jensen Ackles (the original Eric) to come back, don’t bother with a recast. And that’s not likely, since he’s just now wrapping up… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Josh Kelly ? ex Cutter OLTL
Chris McKenna ? ex- OLTL , Y&R , B&B

use his salary to bring back Blake Berris.. ALIVE Jade Harlow… there is so much potential to out their.

WE NEED Jenny Bear Salary….. ! FIRE !

now that would be satisfying

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tim greck

Please GH, dont ruin this, sign Greg as Lucky. People will complain that its not JJ. SO WHAT! JJ doesnt want to come back and IF he ever did, it would be with his pal Anthony. So be it. BUT, lets talk about now, Greg needs to come on the show. Laura needs him. The new Nicholas sucks. Spencers need a man around PC! Plus, Greg had really good chemistry with Kelly Monaco. Time to shake up Sam and Jason.

Satan
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Satan

Shake up Sam & Jason?? They haven’t had a moment’s peace since he escaped from Whiny Heiny’s Russian torture chamber, for Hell’s sake! As far as chemistry with Kelly Monaco, that might actually work better IF Greg came back as Drew Cain. At least Sam & Drew have history (albeit originating from a false pretense) and a kid together. The fact that she was ever with “Lucky” was just another example of how Greg’s version of that character bore very little resemblance to Luke & Laura’s kid, who only ever truly loved one woman. (And for the love all that’s… Read more »

carol1952
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carol1952

Sorry to see him go ,but good luck in whatever decides to do.

Jeanne Wahl
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Jeanne Wahl

Loved him as Lucky, paired with Elizabeth. Never watch days.

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Y&R’s Sasha Calle Cast as DC Universe’s New ‘Supergirl’ In Upcoming Motion Picture, ‘The Flash’

Exciting news for The Young and the Restless, Sasha Calle (Lola).  The young actress was chosen from over 425 other performers who auditioned for the role of Supergirl.

With her casting, Sasha will star in the upcoming Warner Brothers feature, The Flash and become the first Latina Supergirl ever chosen for a DC Universe role.

According to Deadline: The Flash director Andy Muschietti watched all the auditions along with DC Films boss Walter Hamada and the producers, was blown away by the actress’ toughness and vulnerability that she brought to the role adding, “I saw more than four hundred auditions. The talent pool was truly amazing and it was very hard to make a decision, but we finally found an actress who was destined to play this role.”

Calle will follow in the footsteps of Helen Slater who played Supergirl in the 1984 Warner Bros movie, Melissa Benoist who played the part on the on the TV series for 126 episodes.

The Young and the Restless tweeted out huge congrats to their cast member stating: “Huge Congrats to our “Supergirl” @SashaCalle”

Word is that Calle will join the production of The Flash soon to begin her new role.  No word yet on what will happen to the character of Lola on Y&R.

Watch the moment below when Sasha is told by director Andy Muschietti she has the part!

So, excited for Sasha landing this major motion picture DC Universe role? Let us know in the comment section.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ Raises $130,565 For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS In Four Day Streaming Event

Last week, ABC Daytime fans were thrilled to see some of the archival footage and performances from the ABC Daytime: Salutes Broadway Cares benefit concerts by those who were once in the mighty soap programming block that included: All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. 

While only GH remains, viewers still loved seeing many of their favorites perform in the streaming event, ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which featured footage from those events that ran from 2005-2011 in front of a live audience in New York City.

The 2021 online event, which kicked-off on February 11th and streamed for four days, featured new content with daytime favorites including: Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Anthony Geary, Kelly Ripa and more, plus performances from the past benefits, and an original dance performance from Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) on the set of GH.

John Dietrich, who directed each of the ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares concerts, wrote and directed the stream. It was presented in partnership with ABC Owned Television Stations’ websites around the country with support from Good Morning America and The View.

According to Broadway World, in total, the ABC Daytime Back on Broadway event raised $130,565. The streaming total includes a matching donation of $50,000 made by Broadway Cares supporters The Dream Alliance.  Now, when combined with the seven-year run of the annual concerts, the ABC Daytime stars have raised $2,020,565 for Broadway Cares.

As part of the event week, Michael Fairman chatted with former One Life to Live star, Catherine Hickland (Ex-Lindsay Rappaport) about her performances over the years at the event, her role of Lindsay and her on-screen feud with Nora (Hillary B. Smith), and more.  You can watch it below.

What did you think of the ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway streaming event? Did you enjoy seeing the performances? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, The Kelly Clarkson Show Among Those in Running For Best Hair and Make-Up For Guild Awards

Nominations were announced on Thursday for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706) Awards in the fields of motion picture and television.

Guild winners will be announced on April 3rd.

In the category of Daytime Television: Best Hair Styling nominations went to the following teams:

The Bold and the Beautiful Lisa Long, Danielle Spencer, Lauren Larsen, Christina Joseph

The Kelly Clarkson Show Roberto Ramos, Tara Copeland

The Young and the Restless Adriana Lucio, Lauren Mendoza, Regina Rodriquez. Jackie Zavala

The Real Roberta Gardener-Rogers, Rachel Mason, Ray Dobson, Noogie Thai

Dr. Phil “From Tech Genius to Unmotivated Mess” Mimi Vodnoy Love, Annette Jones

In the category of Daytime Television: Best Make-Up nominations went to the following teams:

The Bold and the Beautiful Christine Lai Johnson, Stacey Alfano, James Elle

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Dionne Wynn

The Kelly Clarkson Show Jason McGlothin, Gloria Elias-Foeillet, Chanty LaGrana, John Foster

The Real Melanie Mills, Glen Alen Gutierrez, Motoko Honjo-Clayton

The Young and the Restless Patricia Denney, Kathy Jones, Laura Schaffer, Kelsey Collin

You can view all the nominees here.

So which daytime shows do you think should win Best Hair Styling and Make-Up from the nominees? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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