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Louise Sorel’s Return to Days of our Lives Tied-In to Aftermath of Victor’s Death

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Not one to miss out on a way to get a leg up on her extended family, look for Days of our Lives’ dastardly Vivian Alamain to make a return to the soap opera, now streaming on Peacock. Playing the part this time, will be Vivian’s originator, the one and only, Louise Sorel.

According to PEOPLE who revealed Sorel’s first episode back as Friday, September 8th, Vivian arrives in Salem during the aftermath of the death of her ex-husband, Victor Kiriakis (the late John Aniston), which includes his funeral.

Look for Vivian, to do what else, stir up trouble for the Kiriakis clan and others. Sorel first joined DAYS in 1992 and played the part through 2000. She later reprised the several times: during a run from 2009- 2011, and again in 2017- 2018. Her last on-screen appearance came in 2020, but her voice was heard via a phone call earlier that year.

Three notable daytime stars had replaced Louise previously, when she was unavailable to return to tape episodes. In 2019, One Life to Live icon, Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian) took on the part for 15 episodes and Another World icon, Linda Dano (ex-Felicia) appeared briefly in early 2021. The late Marj Dusay also took over the role for.a time back in 1992-1993.

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In story, Vivian was briefly married to Victor, but he left her for Kate (Lauren Koslow) and thus, the two women have been enemies every since.  John Aniston passed away in late November of 2022, while in August of 2023, Aniston’s character of Victor was killed-off the show.

Just how will Vivian’s return shake-up the canvas? Will it be to try to take over Titan? Is she somehow trying to get money or power from someone in Victor’s will? Stay tuned.

So, are you looking forward to seeing Louise reprise Vivian on DAYS? Comment below.

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Can’t wait to see what Vivian will get into in Salem! Love that Louise Sorel is back in this role!

My madam will be back soon, that is terrific news.Louise Sorel is a wonderful actress.

LONG LIVE VIVIAN ALAMAIN! I love Louise Sorel! Such an amazing actress!

Glad to have Louise back as Vivian and see what she gets into!

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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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