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Next Week: Marla Gibbs Makes DAYS Debut as Jackée Harry’s Mother; Head Scribe Ron Carlivati Shares: “I Am Really Excited to See the Scenes of These Two Legends Together On-Screen”

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Get ready for some fun and intriguing scenes next week on NBC’s Days of our Lives.  That’s when comedy legend and actress, The Jeffersons, Marla Gibbs (who just received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame) will come to visit Salem in her new role on the soap as Olivia.

But as we find out, Olivia is actually the on-screen mother of another comedy legend, Jackée Harry, who is already front and center on DAYS as Paulina Price.  Viewers will learn when Olivia and Paulina mix it up in key scenes that Paulina is actually the bio-mom of Lani (Sal Stowers).  Comedy fans also remember that Gibbs and Harry both appeared on the sitcom, 227.

Look for Marla to first hit screens beginning on the Monday, August 16th episode of the NBC daytime drama series.

In a preview of Gibbs’ arrival on the scene, DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati shared with Soap Opera Digest (in the latest issue on newsstands now): “Olivia has basically come to town like, ‘What are you doing here? You never should have come here. We made an agreement years ago and you broke it.’ She comes to school her. It’s great to see Paulina on the other end of it for once.”

Carlivati went on to say of the Lani bombshell: “Because it’s a family secret and something that happened so many years ago, we thought ‘Who is the keeper of the family secrets?’ and often it is this matriarch character. So of course we thought, ‘What about Marla Gibbs?”‘

Though Carlivati wrote the episodes for Gibbs and Harry to play back in the early spring, he was not able to be on set to see the actual scenes taped.  However, he heard from DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar that Marla did a great job, and she could actually do more if they were to bring her back. Ron expressed: “Apparently, it went very well and I am very excited to see the scenes of these two legends together on-screen.”

Watch the latest DAYS promo below, heralding the arrival of Gibbs.

Now let us know, what do you think of Paulina turning out to be Lani’s birth-mom? Excited to see Marla and Jackée together on DAYS? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Where is Victor? Maggie better watch out!


I miss them too, but what does Maggie have to watch out for?

John Aniston is 88—-while he isn’t technically off the show, he may not be feeling up to par. He rarely appears, and when he does, he is always sitting. God bless him!!
Why should Maggie be worried? Another woman?? Well, one never knows–hmmm
Aside—Henry is a year old.It’s time to get him out of that pram and put him in a stroller, sitting up!!!! That’s child abuse. LOL.How does he fit in there? And, how does a baby that age stay still or sleep all the time? Oh, yeah—-a one-year-old does not wail like a neonate. Henry should be walking by now.

Nice to see these two back together again.Did you notice the number on her apartment? ,it was 227.

Mama sure gave as good as she got from her mouthy daughter.It proves that Ms. Gibbs still has what it takes to hold her own in any scene, God Bless her.

She certainlyis good

She’s awesome!

as he’s called does it again! Revisionist history at its best. I’m sick of his ridiculous storylines.
Marilyn McCoo deserves better than this. It’s a travesty.

Yep; and to top it off that means Abe’s not Lani’s father and Theo isn’t her brother! Ugh; and I cannot stand Chanel regardless of which actress played/is playing her.

I wondered if Paulina were really Lani’s mother, but then I figured that Abe would remember sleeping with her years ago and I didn’t think they had. I’m looking forward to Marla and Jackee scenes!

Mr Abe had women all over town! He was a TRUE playa lol

But I didn’t think he slept with Paulina until now! They never mentioned any past rendezvous.

Watched the episode on Utube when Hope and Bo got married. Abe was the best man. He was one good looking young man. Of course he still is but I don’t remember him from that time.

Abe isn’t Lani’s father, I don’t think—from the conversation between Paulina and her mother, that was the implication.—-unless I misunderstood the gist of it.

Aside—Watching JAWS 2, right now—I never knew Joseph Mascolo ( Stefano) was in this movie—WOW!! I was caught off guard.

He didn’t. The man who abused Paulina is Lani’s father; Abe now isn’t, and Theo is now not her brother!

Did I miss something? Haven’t watched this but maybe 4-5 years, but did Abe say he slept with both sisters? I’m confused!

That would have been difficult. Abe’s relationship with Tamara Price happened onscreen back in the day. We never saw her sister or any other family members in Salem at the time.

So ReRon being ReRon is about to do something really stupid and now claim that somebody else is Lani’s father. Probably the cruel rich dude Paulina spoke of when she was telling her sob story to Abe after the whole “Price Town” debacle. I’ve heard that ReRon was famous for flipping paternity around when he wrote for OLTL, and of course when he wrote for GH, he tried to write his pet serial killer Frodd into the Quartermaine family, and when that proved to be a major failure, made him a Baldwin instead.

I don’t see what possible valid reason there would be for taking away the one family member that Abe has in Salem, full time. Previous regimes already killed off his wife and the rest of his family (with the exception of Brandon & Theo who live in some other part of the world – at least most of the time in Theo’s case)

I have no idea who Marla Gibbs is-

Hi there. Marla Gibbs is a classic from years ago and mostly became known for her role as the maid to a a wealthy African-American family named the Jeffersons who suddenly made it up to the big time. She never complained about ” birthing no babies” but sure gave this family a hard time trying to make her their servent, especially Mr. Jefferson, whom she and his wife had to try continuously keeping him down to earth and the rough times she gave him were hilarious. She’s been in a lot of other things but this show, I always felt made her a star.

Hi violet 🙂
thanks– that would be before my time or I missed it.
but- I have seen the Jefferson on metv while surfing channels..
Seems you’ll be happy to see her on your screen, again
.. enjoy 🙂
Take care be safe ..

Yeah, 227 never aired down here in Hell, but who didn’t love Florence on The Jeffersons. She didn’t take no shit from George!

As an African American I cannot begin to tell you how offensive that comment is. I’m just gonna assume u don’t know any better and leave it at that.

The other lis,
I don’t know whose comment offended you but I can only speak for myself and I stand by my remarks which were quotes from the TV Show and another one from Gone With The Wind. Those were different times and things were not said as they are now and to tell you the truth, I don’t know how to say it in another way.

The comment was not made by you unless you are signing in under different screen names. It was made by someone else. The entire quote has been edited – I can only guess why! I recognize that Gone with the Wind is an American classic and made valuable contributions to the film industry. I also recognize it was a different time and different era and do not wish to see it banned. But in this 21st century the idea of comparing any African American to the happy, smiling, screeching, empty headed slaves in that movie is as offensive to us as the happy, smiling, laughing POWs in a German concentration camp known as Hogan’s Heroes or the ridiculous Charlie Chan movies of the past. Best left unmentioned.

Violet, I took what you said as a compliment to the Florence character not being a stereotype, as Prissy was in GONE WITH THE WIND. I myself have big issues with the constant attacks on GWTW. It’s a picture of a time, not an endorsement for the inhumanity of slavery. The Ashley Wilkes character even expresses guilt over ever keeping slaves, even though he didn’t allow corporal punishment of them. Same with HUCKLEBERRY FINN. You can’t change history by erasing it.

I specifically said Violet did not write the post that offended me and that I did not wish to see the movie banned or erased. But if you think the book or the movie is not a tacit endorsement of slavery you are misguided. The Ashley character you praise is not somehow noble because he doesn’t allow his slaves to be beaten (whipped) for trying to escape for their freedom or was derelict in his opinion in their duties. Ashley is also a member of the Klan. DEFEND THAT! So who is trying to erase history?

As I said, it’s a picture of a time. Granted, a shameful time but historical nonetheless. I like the book and the movie as works of art. I don’t rely on media to form my opinions.

Google her child!

So most likely Lani’s father will turn out to be the dirtbag Paulina spoke of, leaving me to wonder if Lani doesn’t forgive Paulina, what will upset her the most,Abe not being her real dad or Paulina being her real mother?

I’ve read bits and pieces implying that Paulina may have cooked up a little pasta with Stefano Di Mera. What could this mean for Johnny and Chanel?

The actress who played Lexie wanted to leave. I guess they could have recast, but decided not to.

OMG!! I remember Ms. Marla Gibbs playing “Aunt Irma” on ‘Passions’. This is going to be a serious role but really to see a TV-14 version of “mrs Mary Jenkins” getting on “ms saaaaaandra clark”!

Who is Lani’s father then? This is really going to mess her up.

Ray, Paulina’s past bf who was abusive. Yes, this will destroy Lani and Abe, but why did Tamara tell Abe Lani was his daughter if he wasn’t? Of course, at the time he was. 😀

I bet Chanel will talk her mother into financing Johnny’s movie venture. I was dissappointed at Tony and Anna backing out of the deal due to E.J’s influence.

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TONIGHT: ‘Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer’

On Thursday night May 16th, the daytime community comes together for Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer, streaming live at 8 pm ET/5pm PT.

Stand Up To Cancer, in collaboration with leading daytime community voices Michael Fairman and Alan Locher, are coming together for a first-of-its-kind livestream event, Daytime Stands Up: A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer … We All Have a Story.

The three-hour benefit will feature stars from the world of daytime drama television past and present, musical performances, and stories of emotional on- and off-screen experiences with cancer. Special celebrity guests will also join the effort to encourage viewers to support urgently needed research and new cancer treatments.  You can watch live on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, The Locher Room or the Stand Up To Cancer website.

In support of the event, SU2C will simultaneously launch a 10-day eBay silent auction, from May 16 through 26, for soap opera fans to bid on a wide range of items, including a meet-and-greet experience with the cast of NBC’s Days of Our Lives; an autographed script from the cast of CBS’s The Young and the Restless and signed merchandsise from CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful cast; a 1:1 video call with General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros, Maura West and Laura Wright, and with daytime legends Robert Newman, Vincent Irizarry, Colleen Zenk, and more. Full details will be shared the evening of May 16, at

As part of the event, you will hear, cancer survivorship stories from General Hospital’s Cameron Mathison and The Young and the Restless’ Colleen Zenk, who will reflect on the impact of publicly sharing their diagnoses; and 2024 Daytime Emmy nominee Eric Braeden, who shares his battle with bladder cancer

Daytime icon Jackie Zeman, who played nurse Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital for 45 years, shared by daughters Cassidy MacLeod and Lacey Gorden.

Elizabeth Hubbard who played the iconic Lucinda Walsh on As the World Turns and Dr. Althea Davis on The Doctors, shared by her on-screen daughter Martha Byrne and real-life son Jeremy Bennett.

Two-time Emmy Award-winner Jerry verDorn (Guiding Light / One Life to Live), shared by widow Beth verDorn and his on-screen wife on Guiding Light, friend and co-star Liz Keifer.

Andrea Evans, who played Tina Lord Roberts on One Life to Live, shared by her husband Stephen G. Rodriguez and daughter Kylie Rodriguez.

Kamar de los Reyes shared by his One Life to Live co-stars Michael Easton (General Hospital) Trevor St. John (The Young and the Restless).

Poignant reflections from actors who have portrayed breast cancer survivors, including Sharon Case and Eileen Davidson from The Young and the RestlessErika Slezak from One Life to LiveTina Sloan and Kim Zimmer from Guiding Light and more.

Additional talent slated to participate in the virtual benefit include (subject to change): Eddie and Kristen Alderson (One Life to Live)Elia Cantu (Days of Our Lives)The Day Players,  featuring Days of Our Lives castmates Carson BoatmanBrandon BarashWally Kurth (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee), Eric Martsolf (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee)Kassie DePaiva (One Life to Live)Don Diamont (The Bold and the Beautiful)Linsey Godfrey (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, Days of Our Lives)Leo Howard (Days of Our Lives)Lesli Kay (The Bold and the Beautiful)Eden McCoy (General Hospital)Kin Shriner (General Hospital)and Michelle Stafford (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, The Young and the Restless).

You can watch the Daytime Stands Up livestream below. Now let us know if you have a cancer story that has affected your life via the comment section below, or how a daytime TV character who went through a cancer battle, gave you strength and courage in your own journey.


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Deidre Hall Featured in COZI TV’s ‘Day of Our Deidre’ Spotlighting Her Early Memorable Roles

While Deidre Hall has become synonymous with Days of our Lives as the iconic Dr. Marlena Evans Black, she also has had quite the television career in other roles.

Hall starred on the NBC drama, Our House from 1986-1988 and also appeared in several series in guest star roles including Emergency! in the role of Nurse Sally Lewis.

In addition, Deidre appeared on Columbo, Kung Fu, S.W.A.T. and of course, later as Electra Woman in Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, to name just a few.

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Now, COZI TV is set to air a day of some of Dee’s early roles, this Saturday, May 18.  It all begins at 8am ET with an episode of Emergency! entitled “Show Biz,” followed at 9am ET, another episode of Emergency! called “Saddled.”  That will be followed at 10am ET by Columbo in an episode featuring Hall entitled, “Columbo Cries Wolf.”

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COZI TV is a haven for beloved sitcoms, dramas and classics from the 1960s to the 2000s. Whether you’re a seasoned fan reliving favorites or a new generation uncovering timeless treasures, COZI offers a warm embrace of comfort and familiarity. Find out where to find COZI TV in your area here.

Check out the COZI TV teaser for ‘Day of our Deidre” below.  Now, let us know, other than Days of our Lives, what has been your favorite role of Deidre Hall throughout her career?


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Days of our Lives Favorite Judi Evans Shares Touching Remembrance of Son Austin on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day can be an emotional rollercoaster for many of us, who have either lost a mom, or for mother’s who have lost a child.

Days of our Lives star, Judi Evans (Bonnie) wrote an extremely heartfelt post on her Instagram account. It was accompanied by a video of her late son, Austin, in the role of her on-screen little boy, Dante, when she played Another World’s Paulina.

Evans’ only child, Austin Luciano, died suddenly back in December of 2019 at the age of 23.

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Evans expressed, “May is a difficult month for me. Mother’s Day and Austin’s birthday are usually about 2 weeks apart. This year, it was also the 60th anniversary of Another World – a show that would provide me with more than I could have ever imagined.”

“Not only was AW a job filled with people I loved and adored, but it led me to my husband, my child, and our family, Judi shared. “One of my greatest joys was having my Austin play my son, Dante Carlino; a treasured memory l have frozen in time forever, one that I wanted to share a piece of with all of you today,” stated Evans.

The Daytime Emmy-winning star concluded with,”There are no parameters on being a mother… of providing love, comfort, safety, and joy to those around you. Here’s to all the forever mothers ♥️”

Sending love to Judi and to all mothers who have lost a child on this day.

Share your thoughts for Judi via the comment section below.


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