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Lisa Rinna Done At DAYS! Next Stop … Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars!



Lisa Rinna who announced her plans to depart Days of our Lives some time ago, even though she just returned this past March, already has lined up her first gig post-Salem!  Turns out Rinna will be appearing on the Donal Trump celebrity reality competition series, Celebrity Apprentice.  But like this season’s Dancing with the Stars, this latest edition of Celebrity Apprentice will feature past contestants in the All-Stars version.

Rinna is confirmed to return to the boardroom series, along with the other members of the All-Star cast revealed on The Today Show including:  Bret Michaels, Gary Busey, Dennis Rodman, Marilu Henner, La Toya Jackson, Dee Snyder, Omarosa, Penn Jillette, Stephen Baldwin, Lil Jon, Trace Adkins, Brande Roderick, and Claudia Jordan.  Past winners: Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers, John Rich and Arsenio Hall will be appearing in advisory roles assisting Trump in the boardroom!   Filming for the All-Stars edition begins next week and will premiere in March of next year!

Meanwhile, Rinna tweeted about her final tape day on Tuesday at DAYS stating  “It was my last day on Days of Our Lives – tomorrow I start a new gig. Off we go!”  Rinna is expected to be seen on screen as Billie Reed through mid-January!

So what do you think of Rinna’ s decision to leave DAYS and join the Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars?  Was her return a big disappointment?  And, what do you think of her chances at winning Celebrity Apprentice this time out? Weigh-in!


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  1. Shelley

    October 12, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I do like the Billie character just not Lisa Rinna playing her.
    Sorry, but I don’t believe she is that good of an actress!
    Krista Allen was the best that played Billie

    • kay/kay

      October 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      When I watched DOOL and she came on Robert Kelker Kelly was playing the role of Bo and she had good chemistry with him not so much with Peter Reckell I think it is another one of those deals where they bring an actress back and sometimes they just don’t click anymore.

  2. Teresa

    October 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I love Lisa as Billie…missed most of the faux-Billie’s who came along after but what I did see, none the the other Billie’s had the natural “Lisa Rinna spark.” Like everyone else who returned over the past year, she too was embarrassingly under-utilized. She would’ve been great paired with Jack as a confidant during his troubles with PTSD/Jennifer woes.

  3. Mary SF

    October 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    LR is leaving? Was she ever there? Her character was in like a handful of scenes since she has come back that I sincerely doubt most people would even notice she is gone.

  4. Sandra

    October 12, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I now prefer Julie Pinson as Billie.. I liked Lisa more way back in the day. I thought she played Billie so much better then. Her latest return was a big disappointment.

  5. James McDonald

    October 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    They did not use Lisa Rinna much at all and I don’t see any development in her individual storyline at either. I think they were all concentrating on bringing Eileen Davidson back and giving her a fantastic front-burner storyline instead. Perhaps bringing in Julie Pinson as “Billie” again would have made the difference. Actually, I don’t think it was necessary to bring the character of “Billie” back at all.

  6. Dmitri

    October 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    They should’ve paired her with Dan instead of having Dicole, but now she is useless

  7. mo

    October 15, 2012 at 8:36 am

    The return was a big disappointment because the writers didn’t give her a story. I was glad to see her back, but Billie didn’t do anything. They totally dropped the story of having Billie spying on the DiMeras and then when Kate lost Countess W, where was Billie to go? Days totally fumbled her return so not surprised she’s gone. Look forward to seeing her on CA. Hope she does well. Glad Star Jones didn’t return.

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Kristian Alfonso Departs Days of our Lives After 37 Years

In a bombshell announcement, Days of our Lives enduring and ever-popular star, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) has decided to make her exit from the NBC daytime drama series after more than 37 years in her role.

Kristian made her debut as a teenaged Hope Williams in 1983 and quickly rose to popularity and became soap-famous; along with her on-screen romance to Bo Brady then played by Peter Reckell. Together as one of soaps most all-time popular duos and separately, Alfonso has remained one of soap opera’s most notable performers.   There were only two times throughout her time in Salem, that Kristian took breaks from the show; during one of them she starred on CBS’s Falcon Crest.

According to Deadline who broke the news; in a statement to the outlet, Alfonso shared, “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter.”

And it appears its already a wrap for Alfonso, who will not be returning to the series when the show is planned to return to production in the fall and come early September.

Kristian added:  “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September.  I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”

In a heartfelt post on her Instagram account, the actress gave special thanks to the late Betty Corday (mother of DAYS EP Ken Corday), and of course, her millions of fans who loved her as Hope throughout her time on the soap.  You can read it in full below.


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So, what do you think about Kristian Alfonso’s exit from Days of our Lives?  Are you heartbroken to see her go? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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REPORT: Days of our Lives Targets September Production Restart

Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.


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DAYS Elani Wedding (Photos): What Did You Think Of The Nuptials?

This week on Days of our Lives saw the first African-American couple to be married on-screen in the 54-year history of Days of our Lives.  Now while Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli (Lamon Archey) tried before in a previous ceremony, this one did the job … they are now officially husband and wife!

The ceremony was attended by Lani’s dad, Abe Reynolds (James Reynolds), her mother Tamara Price (Marily McCoo), Billy Davis Jr.  as a former FBI mentor to Eli, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) – it was her restaurant after all and she is Eli’s grandmother.  Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) presided over the ceremony.

There were some unwelcome guests at the ceremony as well; leading the bride to question, are we doomed?  Why does this keep happening to us everytime we tried to get hitch!

However, fate was on Lani and Eli’s side this day, as even Gabi (Camila Banus) with her antics, and a shocking arrival from Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), couldn’t rain on this day.  Vivian even tried to shoot the bride, but thanks to Rafe (Galen Gering) saving the day and armed with news that her son Stefan (Brandon Barash) could be alive; he informs Viv firmly that she would be killing someone for the wrong reason, even though Vivian is in disbelief that her son is alive.  Next, she is whisked out of the ceremony.

Lani still feeling rattled by all the wedding interruptus gets a sign she should marry the man she loves; when her mother, who needed to go lie down earlier, as she was feeling faint, was able to show back up just in time to restart the wedding.


During the ceremony, Eli mentions the loss of little David Abraham and the struggles they went through, but how in the end it brought then closer together.  After the rings are exchanged and they are pronounced man and wife, the newlyweds “jump the broom” a wonderful tradition and a symbol of African-American heritage, where the sweeping of the broom signifies sweeping away all the bad energy.  After they sweep the broom, Elani jumps over it.

In a behind-the-scenes of the wedding segment released this week on the DOOL app, Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey talk about the inclusion of the ‘jump the broom’ moment in the episode, and how they suggested the idea to DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar, and how  it was written into the episode.

So, what did you think of Lani and Eli’s wedding? Did you enjoy it? Let us know via the comment section below, but first check out this wedding photo gallery of the big day!

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