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Mark Hapka set for a return to Days of our Lives!

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According to, their sources are reporting the recently axed Mark Hapka (Dr. Nathan Horton) is heading back to Salem!  Seems that the actor who let-go this past January for what the series cited as, “Creative differences and a “writers choice” for Nathan’s “departure” is making some sort of return.

This news comes on the heels of our earlier report that Fransisco San Martin has been fired in the role of Dario Hernandez, who looked to be the new love interest of Melanie Layton, played by Molly Burnett. Is DAYS finally going to see the error of their ways, and reunite Melanie with Nathan?  Let’s hope!  Stay tuned.

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Blech didn’t like Melanie and Nathan.

I didn’t like the way Nathan was written before but with new writers I think he and Melanie will be great. Mark is a great actor and one heck of a hunk too. I for one am happy he is coming back.

im really glad he is coming back and some of the old stars to

I’m really glad he’s coming back, but not glad he will be paired with the annoying melanie. Ugh!!! Hate her silly voice and acting.

im so happy he’s coming back, except i just started loving melanie with dario… oh well, i love nathanie <3

Great news that Mark Hapka is to return to DAYS. It’s about time these writers rectified their mistake in letting go of the character of Nathan before we’d even had a chance to watch his relationship with Melanie develop. Melanie with Dario just wasn’t doing it for me – the guy playing him is a terrible actor – and he doesn’t have one tenth the depth that MH has! Let’s hope this time around we see some more romance between them and a slower pace in terms of relationship development. Remember, these two have been through a life-threatening experience (beating a deadly virus) together and then POW! Nathan was gone. Very messy and ludicrous writing but hopefully this is a thing of the past.

OMG I’m so glad to hear that Mark Hapka is back, I can’t wait to see Melanie and Nathon face to face. I hope they will get back together. Great fantastic news … Good job DOOL in getting him back on the show.
I just love him.

I don’t really like Nathan or the actor. I’d rather they keep some of the actors they have rather than bring Nathan and others back. It’s not the actors–it’s the story.

The latest according to Soaps She Knows, is that Mark Hapka is NOT scheduled to return to Days. It was a false report!

ew not Nathan please! He’s so whiny and pitiful. If anything bring back Dario, he was a wonderful actor, he and Melanie had such great chemistry between them.

I think Dario needs to come back, he and Melanie were perfect for each other!! I say bring them both back and start a real love triangle, but in the end she has to end up with Dario. DOOL just keeps screwing up with their damn cuts. Dario was a great addition and letting him go was a giant mistake. Melanie and Dario had AMAZING chemistry. BRING BACK DARIO!

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Win a Private Game Night with Soap Stars and Help Children in Need for the Holidays

Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, DAYS) is back with her annual toy drive for children through the holidays through her fundraiser in her effort to raise 25,000 toys for children in need each fall through Christmas is Not Cancelled to benefit Toys for Tots.

This week, fans have the opportunity to win a private zoom game night with none other than: Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R), Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH), Emme Rylan (Ex-Lulu, GH), Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS), Rob Scott Wilson (Alex, DAYS) Ali Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), and Lilley herself, by giving a toy to a child in need via website.

According to the site: “One Lucky Winner will be tuning in for a night of glamour, giggles, and game-winning moments, including: VIP Access to Your Soap Opera Faves: Join the virtual party with stars from your favorite daytime dramas! Prepare for drama on and off the screen as you chat, laugh, and bond over shared soap secrets.”

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Lilley shares: “By participating in this prize drawing, you will directly contribute to providing joy and happiness to underserved children during a challenging time in their lives, creating positive holiday memories!”

For more info on how you can win, make sure to visit

So, would you like to have a special ‘game night’ with this bevy of soap stars? Check out the opportunity, and let us know via the comment section below

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Morgan Fairchild, Nicollette Sheridan & Donna Mills Visit ‘Tamron Hall’ to Talk ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’

UPDATED: Monday November 27th, soap opera favorites, Morgan Fairchild (GH, ex-DAYS, DFT, The City, Dallas, Falcon Crest et al), Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing) and Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing) visit with Tamron Hall on her syndicated talk show. (find times in your area here).

The trio is set to give some inside intel to Tamron on their highly-anticipating holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas, set to premiere on Lifetime on Saturday, December 2nd (8pm ET/7Pm CT) and streams next day.

As previously reported, Ladies of the 80’s: A Divas Christmas also stars Linda Gray (Dallas) and Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati) and in story, five glamorous ‘80s soap opera stars reunite to share the spotlight to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera.

The producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the whole production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together. Along the way, the divas also discover that the love between them all is still very strong too.

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Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas also stars Christopher Atkins, Patrika Darbo (ex-DAYS, B&B, The Bay), Alec Mapa, and Mills’s daughter, Chloe Mills. In addition, the holiday film features a theme song performed by none other than ’80s pop star Tiffany.

Check out the official trailer for ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ starring Donna, Nicollette, Linda, Morgan and Loni below, followed by the Tamron Hall Show segment.

Now let us know, are you looking forward to watching Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS Arianne Zucker On Baby Switch Storyline: “It’s Heartbreaking to Watch What Nicole Has Been Going Through”

On Days of our Lives, a soap opera which has had more than its fair share of baby switch storylines over the years, viewers have watched in anguished now that Nicole Walker DiMera (Arianne Zucker) is the next victim of this heinous plot twist.

Making it all the more ironic is years ago, Nicole illegally took Sami’s daughter, Sydney after she suffered a miscarriage and tried to pass it off as her own, only for it to backfire in now classic scenes between Zucker and Alison Sweeney.

Now in 2023, it’s Nicole’s turn to have a ‘switch’ perpetrated on her, this time by Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) and the shifty Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) as the ringmasters.

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The baby named “Jude” is actually Eric’s (Nicole’s all-time love) biological son, but Nicole has thought this whole time her baby daddy was EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), her current husband – thanks to more skullduggery from Sloan switching the DNA paternity results.

According to an interview in the latest issue of TV Guide Magazine, posted as an Instagram story on the Days of our Lives official show account,Nicole will get more of a clue as to what what happened behind her back, and to the unthinkable for a mother and her newborn baby, after she holds Eric’s “adopted” son Jude. It is then, she feels a strong bond with the little bundle of joy.  Remember, Nicole gave birth at the side of a road after getting into a car accident when Dimitri (Peter Porte) and Leo (Greg Rikaart) were driving the other care while they were on the run and trying to get to Dr. Rolf’s submarine.  Not the best of circumstances for a new mom, but was later told her baby had died.

Zucker expressed: “She (Nicole) feels there’s a possibility this baby is hers. Nicole knows that Sloan is sly. Nicole has an issue with postpartum depression as we saw with the last baby-switch storyline. She’s going to put all of those things together and think this has to be her baby.”

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In the end, the longtime fan favorite, shared, “It’s heartbreaking to watch what Nicole had been going through.” It certainly has! With many Days of our Lives fans screaming “Emmy” for Zucker and Dan Feuerriegel as the “grieving parents.”

So, what do you think about the Nicole/Sloan baby switch storyline? Are you over it and want it to end sooner than later? What do you think about the performance of Arianne Zucker within it? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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