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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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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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DAYS Brandon Barash On Stefan’s Resurrection: “You’ll See Some Revenge, Corporate Takeovers, Losing a Memory … Maybe Gaining of Memories”

Dr. Rolf is at it again on Days of our Lives! While Jake DiMera has met his maker, apparently his twin brother, Stefan O DiMera is coming back to life.  That sets the stage for Brandon Barash to reprise his original DAYS role.

In a brand new interview with his on-screen brother, Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) on the Days of our Lives You Tube Channel, Barash talks on what viewers can expect once Stefan is completely back in action, and how he feels about taking on the darker twin once again.

Brandon teased: “You’ll see some revenge, corporate takeovers, losing a memory … maybe gaining of memories.”  With Stefan back in the DiMera mix, look for the two brothers to not always see eye-to-eye. Barashs shared that they’ll be, “Butting heads for sure”.

Meanwhile, will Stefan and his true love, Gabi (Camila Banus) reunite once she knows he is alive? Barash weighs-in on that and more ‘burning’ questions.

You can check out the chat below.

Now, let us know, are you glad that Stefan O DiMera is back on the Salem canvas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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BREAKING NEWS: Days of our Lives Ending Its Run on NBC, Moving to Peacock Starting in September

In a major move, Days of our Lives, the longest-running scripted series of all-time on NBC, is exiting the television network and will now be in its new home on the NBCUniversal streaming platform, Peacock.

The shift marks the end of DAYS’ nearly 57 year-run on broadcast television. Days of our Lives debuted on NBC back on November 8th, 1965.

Look for all-new episodes daily of the series to begin on Peacock starting on September 12th, along with the show’s library already available to stream for Peacock Premium subscribers.  According to a press release from Peacock, “The historic move to Peacock creates the ultimate destination for daytime fans to access the library, new episodes and Peacock Original Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem in one place.”

In its place, NBC will fill the daytime drama’s current timeslot with NBC News Now, an hour-long news show anchored by Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, Vicky Nguyen and Morgan Radford. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC affiliates will also have the option to add local news to the hour.

In a statement, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus shares: “This programming shift benefits both Peacock and NBC and is reflective of our broader strategy to utilize our portfolio to maximize reach and strengthen engagement. With a large percentage of the Days of Our Lives audience already watching digitally, this move enables us to build the show’s loyal fanbase on streaming while simultaneously bolstering the network daytime offering with an urgent, live programming opportunity for partners and consumers.”

NBC’s decision means it leaves only three daytime soaps on American broadcast TV: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. 

DAYS has found recent streaming success with its limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapters 1 and 2, which introduced the viewing audience to the Peacock platform.

To watch Days of our Lives on Peacock, you will need a premium-tier paid subscription at $4.99 per month. The service offers an an ad-free experience at $9.99 per month.

We will have more on this developing story.

So, what do you think of NBC removing DAYS from its daytime line-up, while moving it to their owned-streaming platform, Peacock? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Brandan Barash Shares Reaction to Jake’s Death on Days of our Lives: “It Was Fun Getting To Know You”

This week on Days of our Lives, Jake (Brandon Barash) met his untimely demise, when he was shot by a mugger.  Thus, signaling what would seem to be the end of the line for the character.

However, on today’s episode of the NBC soap opera, Jake visited a grieving Ava (Tamara Braun), so perhaps there is more than a ‘ghost of a chance’ that Barash is sticking around.

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As previewed exclusively last month during our virtual interview with DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati …the Salem scribe revealed there would be another death in Salem, following the murder of Abigail Deveraux DiMera (Marci Miller), and the character would be ‘dead-dead’.

However, speculation is running wild that with the return of Dr. Rolf, that perhaps Jake will be resurrected … or Barash will once again play Jake’s twin, Stefan O. DiMera!

On Instagram, Barash had some fun with Jake’s demise with comparison side-by-side photos – one of which features Barash as Jake covered in blood, and reading the Handbook for the Recently Deceased!

Barash captioned his pic: “How it started/how it’s going. #ripjake It was fun getting to know you. 🙏🥃”

So, what do you think about DAYS killing Jake? Do you think Brandon will be sticking around Salem? If so, as who? Comment below.

 

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