Connect with us

Days Of Our Lives


Marla Gibbs Joins Days of our Lives

Photo: HollywoodWalkofFame

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,

Leave a comment | 21 Comments

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!”

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.

There’s no place like home…

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

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

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…

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.

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.

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.

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 Jewish in real life; Scott Clifton (Liam) is half Jewish. NONE played Jewish CHARACTERS. Why? Because there are none.

As you know, there are two Asian characters who are rarely seen on Days, two Latinos. And a now defunct gay couple although they’re now dipping their toe into a bisexual couple. So if you’ll notice that pattern, for the most part on ALL the soaps the diversity is mainly adding more and more black characters. That’s not diversity to me; that’s adding black characters. When they add even ONE Jewish character who isn’t a stereotypical accountant, the ex “Bernie,” on GH…let me know….

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.

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.

Oh my goodness what a nice surprise.

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!!!!!

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.

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.

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

Days Of Our Lives

Days of our Lives Favorite Lamon Archey Welcomes Baby Girl

Congratulations are in order for Lamon Archey (Eli, Days of our Lives) and his wife Krissy Terry.  The couple have welcomed a baby girl into this world named Kennedy.

In a beautiful photo of Kennedy with her mom and dad via Instagram, Lamon shared: “Blessings on blessings on blessings on blessings. #Blessed  @monicamartinphotography”

Terry added,“My princess. Kennedy Archey. You are my everything. I pray I am everything you want me to be in a mama. I never thought I’d love so deeply the way I love you, baby-cakes. I’ll forever be your guide, protector, and nurturer.”

Photo: LArcheyIG

This is Archey’s fourth child. His three other children are: Machiah, 21; Caden, 14; and Gaia, 11

Several of Lamon’s Days of our Lives co-stars shared their well-wishes on his IG post including: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Galen Gering (Rafe) and Sal Stowers (Lani).

Lamon and Krissy were married back on March 25th of this year.

Send your well-wishes for Lamon, Krissy and new little bundle of joy, Kennedy via the comment section below.

Continue Reading

Days Of Our Lives

Jen Lilley Signs Off at Days of our Lives: “Playing Jeanne Theresa Donovan Off and On for the last 10 Years Has Taught Me So Much About Empathy and Grace”

This week on Days of our Lives, Jen Lilley will wrap her short-term run as Theresa Donovan. Lilley came back to reprise her role to a be a part of the on-screen memorial for Victor Kiriakis, and to honor one of her her all-time favorite scene partners, the late John Aniston.

While Lilley explained in interviews with the press, that she gave the series a 3 to 4 week window of time she would be available to reprise the role, she noted the long-running soap opera wrote more episodes and story for the character; thus the part will be turned over to another actress for the next leg of Theresa’s return story.

Meanwhile, through the years, Lilley came under fire over her run on DAYS being a devout Christian, and taking on the role of the troublemaking Theresa.  She fired back in one interview, “Why should I play a role like this,’ you know? That’s been something I’ve been asked over and over again, by Christians, like,‘How can you be a Christian and play this role?’ And the truth of the matter is that from a human perspective, Theresa’s kind of a horrible person, but from a God perspective, she’s exactly who Christ came and died for.”

Photo: JPI

With her final episode streaming on Peacock on Friday, September 22nd, Lilley took to her Instagram to share her sentiments on her Salem journey over the years.

Jen shared: “Last week of me exploring this girl’s shenanigans on screen. Playing Jeanne Theresa Donovan off and on for the last 10 years has taught me so much about empathy and grace. I have enjoyed every moment of her hilarious sass and ferocity, layered with brokenness. To the cast and crew at @dayspeacock, I love you forever. You’re my family. And to the best fans a girl could ask or hope for: remember there is no pit so deep you could ever find yourself in where God’s love cannot find you still. You are never beyond redemption. You are called by grace and marked with love. Thank you for supporting me on this decade long journey. #Days #RIPJohnAniston #ripvictorkiriakis #DOOL”

No word yet if in the future, and with Lilley’s busy filming schedule (once the SAG-AFTRA and writers strikes are resolved) for Great American Family movies and other projects, if she would be available to return to DAYS should the show decide to write for the character.

So, are you sad to see Jen exit the canvas as Theresa? Curious just who and how will take over her role? There have been plenty of online rumors that a certain actress currently on the show is taking over the part. Comment below.

Continue Reading

Days Of Our Lives

Days of our Lives Celebrates One-Year on Peacock (Photos)

When Days of our Lives moved from NBC to the streaming service Peacock after 57 years on the air, it rocked many longtime fans of the beloved soap opera. However, NBC/Universal decided to make it a high priority on its companion streamer as one of its flagship shows. This was due, in part, to its dedicated fan base and viewership.

DAYS started its run in its new home on September 12th, 2022, and now one-year later, Peacock helped the show celebrate its first anniversary in its current streaming digs with an ice cream truck outside its studios in Burbank on Monday.

Taking a break from Salem, and to partake in some ice cream were DAYS stars: Billy Flynn (Chad), Ella Cantu, (Jada) Abigail Klein (Stephanie), Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie), Carson Boatman (Johnny), Raven Bowens (Chanel), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Stephen Nichols (Steve), and Greg Vaughan (Eric).

Check out some of the snaps from the ice cream truck fun below!

Photo: JPI

Mary Beth Evans, who shared on social media she used to serve up ice cream at one time in her life, took a pic inside the ice cream truck with Stephen Nichols. Seems “Stayla” likes ice cream too!

Photo: JPI

Raven Bowens served up an ice cream cone to Carson Boatman!

Photo: JPI

Too cool for school! Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes strike a pose with ice cream treats.

Photo: JPI

Greg Vaughan with his longtime castmate, Mary Beth Evans, celebrating the one-year anniversary of DAYS move to Peacock.

Photo: JPI

Here’s the signage from Peacock upon sending the ice cream truck to DAYS.

Photo: JPI

The Salem gang strikes one final pose before heading inside and back to work to tape all-new episodes.

So, what do you think about Peacock sending the ice cream truck to DAYS to mark the occasion of its move to the streaming service? Are you glad DAYS is still moving forward on the streamer, even though a year later it’s not on or coming back to network TV? Comment below.

Continue Reading

Video Du Jour

Peter Reckell returns for a second visit with Michael Fairman following the wrap-up of his recent run as Bo Brady on Days of our Lives.Leave A Comment

Recent Comments

Power Performance

Kim Coles as Whitley

Days of our Lives

Airdate: 7-24- 2023