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Marla Gibbs Joins Days of our Lives

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Nearly 24 hours, after beloved TV star Marla Gibbs, almost passed out during her induction ceremony to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, comes more news.  Now, Gibbs is set to appear on NBC’s Days of our Lives.

According to SOD, Gibbs will play the mother to Jackée Harry’s, Paulina.  Look for her first appearance in the role of Olivia Price on August 17th.

The former star of The Jeffersons, now 90-years-old, was giving her speech in Hollywood yesterday when suddenly she stopped and began to appear to faint.  Gibbs’ son helped get her into as chair and some water, so she could recover.

The hot temperatures were to blame for Gibbs’ moment, but it all ended up ok.  Her daughter, Angela, told the crowd Marla needed a moment and would continue.

Later after she resumed her speech, Marla told ABC’s George Pennacchio on the Walk of Fame honor: “I never thought it would happen, but here it is.  I just got overwhelmed for a minute. I haven’t been excited until this moment!”

Watch a segment from ABC7 on Marla’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction below.  Then let us knowl what you think of Gibbs coming to DAYS via the comment section,

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Delonjo Barber
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Delonjo Barber

So inspirational! I’m certain that Marla will steal every scene that she’s allowed. I can’t wait!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

While I am happy for Miss Gibbs, who is an iconic in her own right, I would much prefer the time and writing be geared towards returning past characters than introducing new ones… especially to benefit another new character. I also hope she is already after her incident yesterday.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

What a treat to see this great lady again and especially a reunion with her and Jackee. They were so good on 227. I can not believe she is 90 years old.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Violet, I love it! These veterans deserve to keep working. Heck, Ellen Burstyn is 89 and won the New York Film Critics Supporting Actress prize last year for her stunning work in PIECES OF A WOMAN. Cicely Tyson was working into her 90s and produced a wonderful autobiography. This is one trend which Hollywood has made some strides in. Remember when actresses past 40 had to start taking “Mom” roles or else retire. We need the older folks to teach the younger how to sustain their careers also.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound,
What amazes me is our own Bill Williams at 96 and John Aniston at 88 and a lot of the ladies in their 70’s still going strong. Just to add one more to your list is someone I just love is Rita Moreno at 89 and is fabulous. Iam so envious and admiring of these actors.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hey Violet! Agreeing with you here. Did you happen to notice, on a recent episode of DOOL, that they showed Paulina’s front door?: “227!”

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jamesj75
Yes I did. Guess they have a little more imagination than I thought. I love when they do things like that. Will miss the show the next couple of weeks Iam not into the Olympics, but they left us with a couple of cliff hangers.

Steve
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Steve

There’s no place like home…

Here’s hoping that Jackee elongates the first syllable of Mama like she did with Maaaaary.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Steve
Thanks for the memory. I’d forgotten about that. Yes, it would be great if they did that.

Zenith
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Zenith

Once again Ron’s diversity means expanding the amount of black characters. Let me know when there are Jewish characters, so far there have been none…or more than one Asian every few months, etc. Nice to see Ms. Gibbs, though. She was hilarious in the Jeffersons…

Drake
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Drake

Zenith, I’m not sure I follow. Ron’s taking an opportunity to add some seasoned and celebrated Emmy Award winning vets to the show, not just “Black Characters” As for Jewish characters (Brandon Barash et al) there are many, some of whom you may be unaware of.

Satan
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Satan

Brandon Barash is a Jewish actor, but his character is Italian. Or at least half Italian. His mother came from a fictional country named after her own family somewhere in Europe.

Brandon’s previous gig on GH was also as a member of an Italian criminal family, though oddly enough all the members of this family were portrayed by Jewish actors.

Both Israel & Italy are on the Mediterranean Sea, so it’s not that implausible, I guess.

Zoe
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Zoe

Satan: There were Jewish mobsters in real life: Meyer Lansky and Bennie Siegel come to mind. But I’m not sure if I’d want Jewish representation to start out with a Jewish gang, lol. The family could have been though.

Zoe
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Zoe

Drake; I’m talking about Jewish CHARACTERS; not actors. There are plenty of Jewish actors on soaps; on Days Tamara Braun (Ava) is Jewish in real life as is Brandon Barash (Stefan/Jake) and Ari Zucker (Nicole) and Galen Gering (Rafe; half Jewish). None play Jewish characters. On GH the first two Carlys (Sarah Brown & Tamara Braun), AJ (Sean Kanan), Johnny (Brandon Barash), Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), Alexis (Nancy Grahan), Scotty (Kin Shriner), Matt Cohen (Griffin) heck even going back to Jimmy Lee Holt the actor who played him, Steve Bond, was an Israeli Jew. Don Diamont (Bill on B&B) is… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Zenith
It would be nice if when the Town Square opens up new shops, one of them would be a nice Jewish Deli run by a nice old Jewish mama and papa type. Everyone could come there for coffee, bagels, etc. I suppose that might take away from The Pub though.

Zoe
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Zoe

Violet; LOL; good idea. They could be the go-to breakfast place and a way to introduce a Jewish family. Curious to see if Ron takes the hint; a few of us have mentioned the lack of Jewish characters on Twitter; so far none of the soaps have created any (though I don’t watch Y&R). The absence of Jewish characters for decades (but for a handful) is glaring to me.

carol
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carol

Oh my goodness what a nice surprise.

Christine
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Christine

I think it will turn out that Marla’s character will reveal that Lani is really Paulina’s daughter and not Tamera’s….think of all the DRAMA!!!!!

Satan
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Satan

That would make zero sense, since Abe is Lani’s father, and surely he would remember if he had sex with Paulina back in the day. Which would have been difficult as she wasn’t any where near Salem at the time.

Violet Lemm
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Christine
I Don’t know about that. Have they ever established that Paulina and Abe ever slept together before now? I think after this go around, he’d remember that.

Christine
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Christine

I think Marla’s character will reveal that Lani is really Paulina’s daughter and not Tamera’s…think of all the DRAMA!!!!!

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Daytime Stars Attend the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade’ 2021 (PHOTOS)

Sunday night after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Christmas Parade returned for its 89th edition to mark the tinseltown start to the holiday season.

Several stars of your favorite soaps were participating and riding down in cars on the parade route in front of the crowd on Hollywood Boulevard.

General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter), Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) appeared along with former cast member, Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke).

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Sean Kanan (Deacon), and former B&B star, Andrea Evans (Ex-Tawny).  Days of our Lives was represented by Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Judi Evans (Bonnie) on the parade route.  The Young and the Restless’ Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Kate Linder (Esther) also attended, as did Patrika Darbo (Ex-Days, Ex- B&B).

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood served as grand marshal of the parade, and her co-host from the daytime talk show, Jerry O’Connell, also made an appearance.

The parade will be broadcast as a two-hour special on The CW December 17th at 8 p.m. EST.

Check out some photos from the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2021 below.

Then, let us know, who were you most happy to see getting the chance to hang out with Santa? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!
Real life love-birds, GH's Wes Ramsey and Laura Wright.
Dressed in the holiday spirit ... Y&R's Kate Linder.
GH's Tristan Rogers strikes a pose with Santa!
B&B's Sean Kanan along with wife, Michele Kanan, and their oh-so-adorable dog!
Santa had no idea he is standing next to thee Sheila Carter! B&B's Kimberlin Brown with the man of the hour.
The Talk's Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood.
DAYS Judi Evans and Deidre Hall with their very special guest, Santa!
GH's Carolyn Hennesy has a new friend!
Soap favorites: Patrika Darbo (Days, B&B) and Ian Buchanan (GH, B&B, AMC).
Driving down the parade route, DAYS and Fifth Dimension favorites, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
DAYS Deidre Hall and Judi Evans snapping some pics on their parade route.
B&B's Kimberlin Brown accompanied by former B&B star, Andrea Evans and her daughter, Kai, riding down Hollywood Blvd.
The GH car with Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey heads down Hollywood Blvd too!
Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Julie Stands Up to MarDevil; Susan Seaforth Hayes Reminds Us Why She is Soap Royalty

Friday’s episode of Days of our Lives brought with it, let’s just say, not your typical Turkey Day episode in Salem.  It also moved the story along with MarDevil being exposed!

At Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) Thanksgiving, Doug (Bill Hayes) shouts that Marlena (Deidre Hall) is the devil. However, Marlena still insists that Doug is delusional and needs to be locked back up.  It is then that Julie stands by her husband.  Julie is on to Marlena and wonders if she should call “Marlena,” who she truly is at the moment, “Satan”.

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Shawn (Brandon Beemer) and Belle (Martha Madison) also believe something is terribly wrong.  Marlena tells them this is ridiculous, but Belle wants to hear what else Doug has to say.  Then, Shawn handcuffs Marlena to take her down to the station for questioning.  Julie doesn’t believe for one second that handcuffs will restrain the devil, and she was right! MarDevil breaks the cuffs and flings Shawn across the Thanksgiving dinner table complete with food-a-flying, leaving him unconscious.

Now with yellow eyes and lights flickering, MarDevil goes after Doug and Julie, but Julie stops Satan in his tracks professing “Not today, Satan!” Just then, MarDevil grabs a knife and in a counter move, Julie holds out her rosary saying love is the power and that the God of love is stronger than the devil! Julie defiantly tells MarDevil that the truth is out and Satan’s reign of terror is over! But MarDevil turns the tables and sneers, “It will never be over!”

It was in these scenes opposite Deidre Hall, that Susan Seaforth Hayes shined as she has done for decades given the material, as Julie went the toe-to-toe with the devil and Susan made us believe that love can win out over everything, especially the love of Doug and Julie.

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In another touching moment in the episode, Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk) tells EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) from her hospital bed, how she used herself as a human sacrifice for the devil to keep John alive and to protect her son.  An emotional EJ can’t believe that Susan was willing to die for him. However, Susan explains that a mother always protects their child and she would do it all over again when faced with that decision.  Haiduk and Feurriegel also delivered in these scenes.

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With John (Drake Hogestyn) freed by Anna (Leann Hunley) and Tony (Thaao Penghlis), he eventually makes his way into the Horton house to confront MarDevil, but Satan is gone.  Instead, John finds Shawn with Doug and Julie and they inform him that MarDevil had left to fulfill her true purpose.  Just then, Marlena arrives at Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal). We fade to black.

Now below, check out Susan Seaforth Hayes in a scene from Friday’s episode as Julie fends off the devil.

Then, let us know, what did you think of Susan’s performance? What do you think MarDevil will do next to Ben and Ciara and “their” baby? Did you enjoy the Susan and EJ scenes? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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(WATCH) Days of our Lives Extended Winter Preview Promo

As has been tradition, NBC has dropped their extended bombshell-filled Days of our Lives winter preview for everyone following the annual Day of Days event.

DAYS fan know that on Monday, the second annual virtual edition of the fan fest had its premiere and streamed here, and with it, came this promo of what’s to come in Salem through the holidays and into the new year.

Look for: a shocking return from Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) that fits perfectly into the MarDevil  (Deidre Hall) repossession storyline and you’ll see why, Brady (Eric Martsolf) being seemingly arrested for the murder of Phillip Kiriakis (Jay Johnson), and Ava (Tamara Braun) becoming unhinged, and Sami (Alison Sweeney ) walks in on EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) and Nicole (Arianne Zucker) between the sheets!

Meanwhile, the annual Horton family Christmas has taken a devilish turn, and Eileen Davidson appears some more as the OG Kristen delivered by Satan.

Check out the preview below. Then let us know which story are you most excited to see via the comment secton.

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