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Jen Lilley and Zach Tinker Returning to Days of our Lives for Victor’s Memorial

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As Days of our Lives gets set to air its heart-tugging send-off to the iconic Victor Kiriakis, played by the late, great, John Aniston, the soap opera is bringing back more favorites to be a part of Victor’s memorial episodes.

According to Soap Opera Digest, circle the week of August 28th, which will bring back Jen Lilley in the role of Theresa Donovan.  Lilley first became popular in the role in 2013 and then departed Salem in 2016. She reprised the role again in 2018.

Meanwhile, Jen has become a staple fixture in leading roles on the Hallmark Channel and Great American Family movies.  She also previously played GH’s Maxie Jones from 2011-2012, filling in for Kirsten Storms.

In addition, according to Soap Opera News, Zach Tinker will be back the same week, as Victor’s nephew, Sonny Kiriakis, Viewers last saw Sonny back in March. Tinker also recently appeared in season one of CBS’ Fire Country.

So, looking forward to seeing Jen and Zach in scenes with the Kiriakis clan and more? Comment below.

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I so wish Zach would stay as Sonny. While the casting of Zach as Sonny changed the dynamics of Sonny and Will – from Sonny as the rock and Will as the emotional one, to Will as the rock and Sonny as the emotional one – I really love Sonny and Will. But frankly, I love them as individual characters as well as a couple. And I ultimately would be fine with Sonny coming back after breaking up with Will and trying to forge a new life and find new love in Salem. And if they should one day recast Will or … not … that’s fine. Zach deserves to be on the show (if he wants).

I am so happy to have both Jen Lilley & Zach Tinker back as Theresa & Sonny, respectively, even if it is temporarily. Both are incredible in their roles and it’ll be nice seeing some familiar faces return for the onscreen death of Victor Kiriakis. Hoping for some flashback scenes, because judging from the weekly promo, that’s all that will be decent about the material.

I could NOT AGREE with more, well said.

Victor (John Aniston) will be missed greatly on Days, I loved his character and him as an actor. He was simply amazing, the absolute best!

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Days of our Lives Star Brandon Barash and Wife Isabella Devoto Welcome Baby Boy

Congratulations are in order to Days of our Lives‘ Brandon Barash (Stefan) and his wife, Isabella Devoto. The couple welcomed their first child together, a son, named Joaquin Lee Barash.

Taking to his Instagram account on Thursday, Barash revealed little Joaquin was actually born back on September 15th.

Brandon shared three adorable photos of the newest addition to his family accompanied by the words: “Joaquin Lee Barash arrived on the planet on 9.15.23. A mighty name for a mighty boy…to honor my (departed but never gone) father, Jerry Lee Barash, as well as my wife’s Hispanic heritage. We. Are. Smitten…and forever changed. Through your birth, lil man, we are reborn. Our family is mightier, our ocean of love runs deeper and more fierce. School’s back in session.”

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The actor also shares a daughter, Harper,9, with his ex, GH’s Kirsten Storms (Maxie).  Harper is pictured in one of the snaps with her baby brother. You can see them below.

Isabella and Brandon tied the knot back in December of 2022.


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Chrishell Stause Stars in New Lifetime Thriller ‘You’re Not Supposed to Be Here’

Selling Sunset star and soap alum, Chrishell Stause (ex-AMC, DAYS, Y&R), will star in a new Lifetime thriller, You’re Not Supposed to Be Here dropping on  November 4th.

In the thriller, Stause, along with Diora Baird, play a lesbian couple, enjoying quality time together before the birth of their new baby in a remote mountain town. Zoe (Stause) is pregnant and along with Kennedy (Baird), are offered a break from their stressful lives when Kennedy’s boss gives them a key to a cabin in the woods. Watch out!

According to The Wrap, “When they arrive, they are met with less than welcoming arms, prompting Zoe to sound alarms of homophobia, which Kennedy attempts to tamper down. ”


The official loglines from Lifetime share on the story: “Just as the two let their guards down, their nightmare begins. They realize they are completely unprepared for what is in store, and that the townspeople want something the two have.”

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In real-life, Chrishell is currently married to Australian singer and rapper, G Flip. The two tied the knot in May of this year.  Formerly, Stause was married to This Is Us and ex-Y&R star, Justin Hartley (ex-Kevin, ex-Adam). Their marriage ended in 2019 and their divorce was finalized in 2021.

Stause has been featured in the current season of the reality/real estate series, Selling Sunset which streamed its sixth season on Netflix beginning in May. A seventh season is said to be on the way.

So, will you be checking out Chrishell’s new thriller on Lifetime? Comment below.

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Writers Strike Comes to an End; Leadership Votes To Conclude Work Stoppage

It’s over! After 148 days, the 2023 Writers strike will go down as the second longest in WGA union history, only a labor stoppage in 1988 was longer.

The strike will officially come to end on Wednesday at 12:01am PT.  This was due to a vote from the guild’s leadership that now has authorized its over 11,500 members to return to work.

That means: pitching and selling scripts, taking meetings, responding to notes, writers’ rooms opening up again, and more, can now restart.

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The WGA committee shared that the vote, “Allows writers to return to work during the ratification process, but does not affect the membership’s right to make a final determination on contract approval.” However, WGA East and West voted unanimously to lift the “restraining order” on Tuesday.

As the negotiators shared, the end of the strike doesn’t mean that the tentative agreement that the union reached with producers on Sunday night is a surefire thing: Union members still need to vote to ratify the contract. Union leadership announced on Tuesday that will take place between October 2nd and October 9th.

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However, SAG-AFTRA still remains on strike. So, even with the writers returning to work, many productions can’t move forward without their principal actors and performers.

So soap fans, how do you feel about this news for your favorite shows? Glad that the head writers and their writing teams will be back at work as soon as this week from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Bold and the Beautiful? Y&R’s Josh Griffith, who previously had gone Fi-Core during the 2008 strike, remained at the top rated show during the last several months.

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