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REPORT: Kassie DePaiva OUT At Days of our Lives!

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Kassie DePaiva’s name has been in the headlines on many soap sites over the last few days, after Serial Scoop posted an item that the fan favorite actress was leaving Days of our Lives, ending her run as Eve Donovan.

The actress who previously played Blair Cramer on One Life to Live for more than 20 years, and on General Hospital for a stint, as well as Guiding Light’s Chelsea Reardon, took over the role of the troubled and vengeful Eve on-screen back in June of 2014.  Then DAYS head writing regime of Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell chose DePaiva to be the recast in the role, originally played by Charlotte Ross back in the late 80’s into the early 90’s.

At this time both DePaiva and DAYS had not confirmed her exit from the soap about to turn 50 years old in November.  Sadly, Kassie was finally given some meaty material to play with the murder of her on-screen daughter Paige Larson (True O’Brien) as Eve began her grieving process.  Things are also about to perk up for DePaiva on-screen with the arrival next week of Eduardo played by A Martinez, who will play Eve’s ex.

DePaiva’s departure has not been confirmed by the NBC soap opera.   Nor has a time frame been given as to when to expect her exit on screen, but from the looks of it, since DAYS tapes six months in advance, she would be airing into the new year.

Due to On-Air On-Soaps long-standing relationship with the actress, you can be sure that when, and if the time is right, and the opportunity presents itself, we will pass along additional details.

So, what do you think of a DePaiva exit?  What do you think about all the recently posted exits from DAYS?  Are the changes being made for the better, or for the worse?  Was it the right move by the powers-that-be to get rid of Kassie, just as her on-air story was getting good?  Share your thoughts below!

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  1. Buffi

    September 17, 2015 at 10:38 am

    yes it was past due. I never was her fan. Plus that dang moaning music.

    • Harry

      September 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      your response makes absolutely no sense and is irrelevant.

    • blake

      September 17, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you! That “moaning music” drove me crazy too!!!!

      • Mollie

        September 17, 2015 at 11:01 pm

        Oh, that “moaning music” was just beyond…odd and creepy. Love KDP, though. Very talented.

      • Tim S

        September 18, 2015 at 7:10 am

        Yes, I agree.. the worst ever soap music ever… lol.. Ithought I was the only one that thought it was baadddd…..

      • CeeCee

        September 18, 2015 at 11:40 pm

        I could never put a word on that music. I always thought it was sort of subliminal, you know? But, “moaning” is perfect.

    • Mandy

      September 18, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      Uh yeah, the music really matters when DAYS just lost an AMAZING ACTRESS?

      • CeeCee

        September 18, 2015 at 11:44 pm

        Beautiful and talented Kassie. No one could have played Eve, the grieving mother better. I never remember crying so much or be moved by a scene on a soap as I did with this one. I wanted to reach out and hold Eve…comfort her. What a loss for Days.

    • Kim

      September 18, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      Kassie is amazing. She’s not only a great actress, she’s also a sweet kind person who is well-loved by her co-workers at every stop.

      For me, this means the end of my time with Days. I didn’t care for her story at all with Casey Moss, and I feel she was just getting into the good stuff with other adult characters.

      Many had praised Days for the casting choice; now….I’m not in favor of a few recent decisions around casting.

  2. Iakovos

    September 17, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I disagree with this story turn. Kassie DePaiva — who I loved on OLTL — is one of those actresses on which you build. Eve seems to be a strong character with rich history to propel new stories. A bit of a vixen in a genuine everyday sense, not a disturbed villain a la Kristen, or some over-the-top scenery-chewer we see every so often on CBS. Actress and character could and should have a long run.

    • Llanviewer717

      September 17, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      I totally agree. Kassie DePaiva is extremely talent and has a tremendous range of what she can play. There are so many stories that could be told with Eve. I am very upset about this decision.

    • CeeCee

      September 17, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      How eloquently put, Iakovos. A well-rounded actress who is to be praised and appreciated. A true talent; versatile and on cue.

    • MBmomof3

      September 17, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Totally agree. Terribly disappointing. She spun $#!t writing into gold.

    • Patrick

      September 17, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      really nice posts

      i’m back in shell shocked mode

      Kassie DePaiva let go?

      ridiculously bad move

    • Mandy

      September 18, 2015 at 5:21 pm


  3. Sheila

    September 17, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I like her. I never watched her in anything before but the raves when she was hired for DOOL put her on a pedestal that only a figment of one’s imagination could attain. The writers ruined the character of Eve in such a way that even Charlotte Ross would have a hard time overcoming. Kassie did a wonderful job of portraying a mother’s grief but it was too late to turn the ire of fans. I believe these writers could write her the way she should be written but if they are responding to viewers she will be gone.

    • Kim

      September 18, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      Yes Charolette may have had trouble overcoming it, but Kassie did not. She turned that whole mess into amazing stuff that had even her staunch dislikers clamoring for more. BIG MISTAKE letting her go from the canvas.

      • Sheila

        September 18, 2015 at 7:32 pm

        Well the DOOL groups that I belong to were very negative about her from the first moment she appeared…..too old was the major beef. I guess they felt time should have stood still. Charlotte has aged as well but I guess we will never get to see what she would have done with the crappy writing. The difference would have been that Charlotte knew Eve, Kassie did not.

  4. Brian

    September 17, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I think that Tomlin and Whitesell messed up with their version of Eve. I don’t blame Kassie at all. She is acting out what she is given. I think the new writers could have turned it around and made it work if they wanted to. But with Paige being murdered and no lover interest, I guess they figured she was dead weight.

  5. Lyon Baker

    September 17, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Well, I thought she did some exceptional emotive acting when she had to be with Paige in the morgue. Maybe her contract was just for a year – I don’t care for the way Days of Our Lives just changed horses in mid stream and left certain characters adrift while they are concentrating on the older veterans.
    If the so called executives at ABC-TV had half a brain they would have regrouped the original One Life to Live with All My Children and combined the strongest characters from both shows into one hot soap. But, since that makes sense it most likely won’t occur. I am certain that Kassie will be picked up by another soap in the near future.

    • mgb357

      September 17, 2015 at 11:34 am

      OLTL 4AMC GR8 idea. it can replace DRABLife …

    • Llanviewer717

      September 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Many long term fans of OLTL and AMC, including me, have been saying this all along. Too bad the powers that be at the alphabet network aren’t bright enough to take the hint.

  6. Beacon

    September 17, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Bring back Charlotte Ross as the real Eve. It’s time. I will always associate Charlotte’s incredible performance as Eve Donovan – vulnerable and yet tough – as the trendsetter for characters like Kendall Hart and Carly Corinthos. Hell, the entire Eve & Nick relationship was copied by GH with Carly & Sonny years later. Charlotte’s Eve was the prototype for Alison Sweeney’s Sami, no question about that. I associate some of Days’ best years with Charlotte Ross. She so wanted to return to the role but negotiations broke down and Kassie was cast. Please let now be the time for Char to come back and show us again why EVE was one of the greatest characters in the history of Days.

    • Patrick

      September 17, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      I love reading people’ posts. NICE!

      THIS is one of the best

      Charlotte Ross was so naturally sexy; so naturally sexual; so at ease with her prowess; so in command

      well… LOL.. that’s how I see her : her acting talent carried

      have to give prop to Kassie DePaiva : Eve’ character, when last on… was, (1987-1991) so this would make Eve’ 24 years older

      OH… i’m bereft and pissed at TPTB for not turning this character around and putting her with the leading ladies and leading men…. they wasted her with Jennifer, Abs, Paige, and JJ… the latter being stellar and stood on his own merit.

      • blake

        September 17, 2015 at 4:16 pm

        Patrick she was on Guiding Light until 1991 so isn’t she about the same age as the other actress then?

      • Patrick

        September 17, 2015 at 10:28 pm

        I guess i just wanted to point out… and should have.. that the comparison between KD and Charlotte Ross… were not unwarranted… but to no avail

        she’s being let go… and it’s a loss that DAYS doesn’t have in their ready arsenal…

        this lady drives on all cylinder and is of the highest caliber

        the scripts were not their from the get go… and the comparison didn’t really matter in the long run

        Kassie DePaiva is a seasoned beloved veteran that should be lauded and received

        she certainly is by the audience

        i’m venting

  7. Monica

    September 17, 2015 at 11:07 am

    She was always wrong for the role. Hope she finds something that suits her talents.

    • Harry

      September 17, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Monica, just HOW was she wrong for this role?
      Was she too talented for your taste?
      She reached down inside herself for the gutterall maternal grief instinct and she found it.

      • Monica

        September 18, 2015 at 6:53 pm

        Oh please, KDP is great, but miscast as Eve. If you remembered Charlotte Ross as the original Eve you’d understand.

      • 4ever DAYS

        September 18, 2015 at 8:12 pm

        Kassie is killing it, but the old writers never wrote her as the true Eve. Maybe we’ll see the return of Kassie or Charlotte.

    • Tim S.

      September 19, 2015 at 11:34 am

      I agree with you.. wrong for that role….

  8. sadie soaper

    September 17, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Kassie was fabulous as Blair Cramer on OLTL. I started watching DOOL again when I found out she would be on. Her character was given such a ridiculous story-line (high school-type revenge on Jennifer; the absurd affair with JJ), but she played it well. Kassie really knocked it out of the park with Eve’s reaction to Paige’s death.

    If she is really leaving Days, perhaps she can go to GH and reunite with Roger Howarth!

    • Kim

      September 18, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      Oh sadie, you’re so right about watching for her…I did too. And that Roger H. comment, watch out! LOL! Some haters won’t like that one, but I would enjoy seeing her working again. And I agree, she’s great great great.

    • CeeCee

      September 18, 2015 at 11:52 pm

      Ahhh, Blair…I miss her so…I miss all of them. Your comment just brought a wave of nostalgia through my essence, Sadie. I loved OLTL and AMC to pieces.

  9. Mister Media

    September 17, 2015 at 11:39 am

    It’s a major acting loss, but not a major character loss. Too bad Eve was written so poorly when she arrived – Kassie did all she could. I would welcome her on General Hospital as a new character.

    • blake

      September 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Great point there Mister Media, major acting loss but not major character loss. Spot on!

  10. Vicki

    September 17, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    This show has a bad habit of doing poor recasts lately. I loved Kassie on OLTL but she did not fit in this role. It did not suit the type of actress that she is and the material she had was BAD. Eve VS Jennifer was OVER in the 80’s. They should have let it stay over.

    • Reagan

      September 17, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      If they wanted to do a rivalry b/w those two, they really needed to have Frankie back on screen. Just my thoughts.

  11. Jackie Barton

    September 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I loved her in OLTL. They need to change her character a little and make her a singer. She is a good singer. They made mistake by ruining her voice early .
    They will lose a talented actress.

  12. Harry

    September 17, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    She found her footing and was pulling out all the stops playing a grieving mother.
    She was so good she didn’t seem like she was acting.
    Kassie is the reason WHY I tunned into Days in first place.
    Now, I am going to take my toys and go home.
    Bad move, huge mistake–huge.

    • Patrick

      September 17, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      “…Bad move, huge mistake–huge ”

      so many spot on posts

      this is “a huge” loss and let … that boggles ….. ???? what on earth are they thinking? she’s a commanding presence… that did not have script

      it dumbfounds me that they would let an actress of this caliber loose

      all the posts state as much…. just shaking my head… and posting some thing

      this is going to take a long while to get over… I so wanted Eve to move on… without Jennifer… JJ… and Abs… it was so obvious, from the get go, they were simply not in KD’ league of her own

      DAYS isn’t reinventing the wheel so to speak… by letting go newbies

      Blake Berris: Nick
      Daniel Cosgrove: Aiden
      Freddie Smith: Sonny
      Kassie DePaiva: Eve

      Blake and Freddie, both left on their own accord…

      that being said… these 4 characters riveted and brought magic to DAYS

      Justin was HOT with
      Rafe could have been HOT with
      Eduardo won’t be given a chance (A. Martinez)
      heck… pairing her with Greg Vaughan’ Eric is so much more interesting than Nicole

  13. Tim

    September 17, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I wasn’t real thrilled with this actress. It never gelled. However as Paige’s mother she was believable. I was hoping she would gas light Jennifer but it looks like they have dropped that idea. Her grieving was believable and wretching. I thought she and Justin might become a couple. Hope sh apologizes to Jennifer before she leaves.

  14. Mateo

    September 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    It makes sense that DAYS would let go of pure talent. Kassie DePaiva is such an under appreciated actress. Her scenes when her and Paige had their falling out were flawless and when she found out that Paige had been murdered were beyond the pale. She tore the scenery up. She was a human being coming to terms with all her faults and the loss itself. There is no other Kassie. DAYS right now is moving along much better in the flow of things but I hate them focusing on the snoozefests that are Kayla and Patch and Marlena and John. They have so little depth or range. Marlena is always the same in EVERY scene. She has had so much botox you can’t tell when she’s happy or sad. The character of John Black belongs in a 1970’s porn set. He is one of the worst actors in daytime. The only reason he is still around is because so many women think he is deep and intense. I find him a snooze. Patch is the worst written character in daytime. Lose the patch on the eye, this isn’t Pirates of the Caribbean. If the character is blind have him have some plastic surgery, we have advanced medically so I am sure something can be done. This isn’t 1976 and the disco dance floor has since emptied. Kayla is a great actress. I like her overall but her character is way too one dimensional. Give her something to bite into that doesn’t involve her pining away for some old time adventure seeker. She deserves so much more. I hope that it’s not true about Kassie DePaiva. If they have to get rid of an actress send Jennifer away on some cruise ship to an abandoned island and let her never return. Oh I know I am gonna hear from the old guard of DAYS fans and before you accuse me of being some teenager let me just say that I have been watching DAYS for as long as most of you. You can’t turn back the clock. Marlena and John should be talking about choosing a good doctor on their Medi-care plans and not searching for John’s long lost family. You’re in your 60’s now dude, you ain’t gonna see Mommy and Daddy ever again, they are dead and gone so let it go. Marlena you should be looking into 401K plans and thinking about where you want to travel after you close your practice for retirement.

    • Harry

      September 17, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Mateo, are you sitting down? Because this is the first time I totally agree with you.
      Great comment–well done and thank you.

    • Patrick

      September 17, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      I agree with you about John and Marlena… he can keep all his promises… and the love ever after and future bliss… just does not excite and bring any interest in either or.

      Melissa Reeves’ is dead ? bring it on! Jennifer Horton is a useless character for the Horton legacy…

      Eric, Brady, Daniel, and Nicole… “have not” changed at all… with the new writing team… still blah… and not going anywhere… still the same ole same ole

      do we really care that Nicole is going to be fiesty and fired up with Theresa over basic black?

      dang it! I love Lauren Koslow’ Kate… her scenes with Theresa in the park… discussing partnering up for basic black was hot… she’s a dream

      the above mentioned… i realize will take a lot of time.. to bring interest back… so I’ll leave off here…

      just saying… Kassie DePaiva… acted top draw and top tiered her acting well over MOST ALL the cast.

      what a waste and big dissapointment

      this one actor being let go… will not be easily forgotten… what a diss to the audience

    • Lyon Baker

      September 18, 2015 at 9:21 am

      WOW spot on I totally agree – for a while there, they were actually moving into the 21st century with Will and sonny and Derrick and Paul – and now they have deferred to these archaic characters of many years gone by. I think (I have only been watching less than two years) that “Patch” and Kayla are about as interesting as day old bread. Marlena and John need to grow up and act their age, and while I respect the actors portraying them they don’t turn in very compelling performances. The new writing team doesn’t seem to give a hoot about the gay characters and seems to be concentrating on drudging up the past. Okay, I have consideration for long-time viewers who remember these storylines but geez, move on already…and I agree that Kassie DePaiva was at least an interesting addition and turned in some incredible acting performances….much better than the very “wooden” acting of some of the regular players.

    • nancy dillingham

      September 18, 2015 at 11:29 am

      I have begun to watch Days again after a more than 20-year absence from it. It is such a refreshing change of pace from GH to see that Days really does have thoughtful, well thought-out, well-paced scenes and characters–not caricatures–I can relate to, among them, prominently, Patch and Kayla again.
      Days also has something else going for it–a real, flesh and blood scary character by name of Clyde underplayed so very beautifully by a veteran actor who played in North and South, James Reed. He is complex and very, very sinister–and I really am eager to follow the suspense of the story. I really care how it plays out. At Days, not everyone is evil and I can really root for characters and hope the evil ones get found out. That’s a good story–something that has been missing from GH for a very long time.
      I do like seeing Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes hasn’t changed a bit–go Susan, a great exemplar for us “of a certain age”–remember, as I have said before, we still are capable of great passion and great feelings–we aren’t “dead” by a long shot!) and all the other familiar characters I watched in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
      Days has great momentum right now, and I’m so very glad I “found” it again–and found all my beloved characters to root for again. Goodbye, GH; nice to have known you in your heyday, the era of (Tony Geary, don’t read this) Luke and Laura and all the great families and characters of that era.
      Come on, Days, strut your stuff–and here’s hoping for a great 50th anniversary show (unilke GH). BTW, Days IS showing all the flashbacks that we love to see! Thanks, Days, for restoring my faith in daytime drama.

      • nancy dillingham

        September 18, 2015 at 11:55 am

        And I just read Michael Fairman’s tweet about the uptick in Days’ ratings. What is that old adage? Give the people what they want and they will come. So simple!

      • maddiehayes

        September 18, 2015 at 1:12 pm

        Totally agree, Nancy! I barely watch GH any more, they are focusing too much on the mob and mobster families. But DAYS – it is must-see TV for me again, and it hasn’t been for a long time. I was excited when they had the “reboot” 4 years ago, but that excitement didn’t last. They didn’t give these wonderful characters great story lines! (except for Jack with his PTSD, that could have gone somewhere, but didn’t). I love all the great couples of DAYS, they were so epic! Over-the-top romance, even more so than GH in the ’80s. And I am so glad to see DAYS honoring those great Supercouples, giving them flashbacks, leading up to romantic reunions .. instead of what GH did, bringing back Frisco so Felicia could dump him for Mac & Mr. Marbles, and then have Frisco desert his daughter yet again. And of course, the Supercouple that “shall not be named” because we’ve whined about them enough, LOL. GH had me all excited for its 50th, and, although all the returns were wonderful, it ultimately disappointed. Here’s hoping DAYS gives the audience what it wants! Adventure, romance, heartwarming family moments.

    • Mandy

      September 18, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      What you said about Kassie is spot on.

  15. CeeCee

    September 17, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Awwww. At the same time, I am glad Kassie will not be playing such an unrewarding role. Avery should be brought back to Y&R played by none other than Kassie. Gina and she were Kramer cousins on OLTl, so, how grand would that be???!!!
    What about GH? A mystery-woman from Sonny’s past…Sabrina’s or Rosalie’s mother in the form of Kassie.

    • Shay

      September 19, 2015 at 3:39 am

      Oh dear, CeeCee! What about GH? No mas, no mas….Port Charles cannot absorb any more soap refugees! We’ve already had so many migrate there that the show is suffering an identity crisis! The only exception for a Days cast-off that I would be willing to consider is the mysterious “Necktie Killer.” His (her?) skills could definitely be put to good use on the GH canvas, as a culling of the herd is absolutely required at this point!

      • CeeCee

        September 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

        Hiiiii, Shay, myGirl!!!!
        So glad to hear from you.!! Yeah, I guess there are enough characters, newbies or otherwise, to keep track of all the nonsense going on. Did you check Ava out…WOW.!!!
        I wasn’t aware you watched Days….read on, mia bell’amica. It seems I am being followed…WHAM!! A random comment out of the blue sky, I have the honor of having been selected to be slammed….for no apparent reason, by a new Days’ fan. So transparent.
        So, have you been watching GH? I haven’t checked the site. Some crazy stuff…..
        Love the phraseology…” Culling of the herd” is right….later, Shay.

      • Shay

        September 23, 2015 at 3:12 am

        Well, if I told you, CeeCeeGirl, I’d most likely be moderated again! Talk about self-defeating behavior…LOL. Suffice to say, my comments agreed with your observations regarding your Bo sentiments, et al, plus I simply explained that I watched Days for a few years in the ’80’s when Thaao P. first appeared and expounded upon that. I also opined that I thought Paul Hornsby was the one behind all the recent mob chaos in Port Charles, which actually just came to light, and oh yes, I did make comment on the NLG thread and her latest round of running off at the mouth on Twitter, but surprise, surprise, that one didn’t make it online either! It was QUITE pointed! Unlike you, I don’t really separate the actress from the GH character any longer, because to me, they have morphed into one and the same….never a good thing, and quite frankly, I have no use for either of them! However, I did re-post my commentary under one of your remarks there, so I do hope that at the least you shall be able to read my thoughts in your inbox if they fail to appear online. You will probably not agree with them in totality, but that’s more than fine….I’m not one to seek unanimity in thought. How boring would that be???? And by the way, I did see your response to Dylan and his command of the English language….well put, but as far as “hence” goes and the proper placement of a comma after it???? I checked this out, and there seems to be divided views upon that subject….as is unfortunately the case on so many finer points of the English language these days. I had very old school English/literature teachers in my grammar and secondary education, and they pretty much always said yes to commas. Later, in college, there often seemed to be a much more lax attitude when it came to such matters, which actually drove me crazy, but that simply seems to be the way of most rules of writing these days…’s a generational thing. As for “none”….right you are. I generally get that one correct unless I write in haste and have a plural word following the “none.” I always try to catch myself, but sometimes it does escape me and when I see it later, I go nuts. Sadly, the standards for proper grammar and punctuation have gone seriously downhill even amongst academia, and it can be very confusing…I try to stay as formal as possible, but that frequently doesn’t fly if you have any one else editing you….especially in journalism. At any rate, I always enjoy your constructive comments, so if anything else jumps out at you, let me know. (I also tend to proofread other posts, so I know exactly from where you are coming….) I shall not be offended. Lastly, I did answer your older remarks on music….don’t know if that ever made it to you. I’ve really lost count of how many responses have been lost, especially over the past few weeks. Fingers crossed you will receive this one! Later, Girl!

    • Shay

      September 22, 2015 at 1:41 am

      Well, CeeCeeGirl, I now have the honor of being moderated TWICE at a Days thread….first (and second) time for everything! Sorry….I truly tried to reply….and even re-posted. I can only hope you personally received my response(s.)

      • CeeCee

        September 22, 2015 at 8:23 am

        Sorry to say, ShayShay, I have nothing in my inbox from you. What did you do this time?. Kidding!!! Can’t be worse than mine. I was actually shocked not to have seen any comment from you on the Nancy Grahn/twitter backlash. I would love to hear what you have to say.
        I can’t really say she said anything so bad….contrary to someone’s belief, I CAN separate the character from the actress. Soon, Girl.

  16. Mo

    September 17, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I had grown to accept her in the role. She is a lovely person. I don’t think the writers did her any favors. Not sure she was right for it from the beginning. Don’t really understand some of Days casting decisions. Make that a lot.

  17. Beth

    September 17, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I have to agree with most of the posts here. Kassie DePaiva is a tremendous actress, but she was miscast from the start. Still, if the writing had been there for her, she might have survived longer on the show. The problem was, she was isolated in the same awful storyline from the moment she started. Eve was all about Paige to an unhealthy degree. She interacted with Paige, JJ, Jennifer and Theresa, which wasn’t enough for her character to grow and develop. Only recently did they start to broaden her interactions with characters like Justin and Rafe, and when you put a veteran actress like Kassie with other vets in settings that didn’t involve Eve’s obsession with her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend, you could see that Kassie could have fit in very well on DOOL, if only someone had cared enough to write her with more depth and potential. It’s the same thing with the writing for John and Marlena now–all a HW needed to do was focus on building them up, rather than ignoring them or keeping them apart, and so much damage (and boredom) would have been avoided. It all seems so simple now, looking back. I wish Kassie well in the future. She’s a classy lady and a talented actress, but I don’t think her version of Eve can be salvaged at this point.

  18. Cindy

    September 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    I think Kassie is fantastic. DOOL is the first soap I’ve watched that she’s been on. The writing of the Eve character was never right. They made her disgusting, insane, and downright evil at times. DePaiva should hold her head high and know she gave the best performance she could in such a ill-conceived role that was terribly mistreated by the writers. I look forward to seeing what she does next.

  19. Petra

    September 17, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    i hope she comes back to GH 🙂

  20. Ces

    September 17, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Excellent news! Horrible Eve recast! I dont care who she played on other shows, she was never right for this one & certainly NOT as Eve Donovan!

  21. mark

    September 17, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I think she was a great recast and she is a great actress but this story just never clicked with me. I loved her so much as Chelsea on Guiding Light!

  22. Lisa

    September 17, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Kassie is a devoted to the craft actress. She deserves a role that that appreciates her.

  23. Tony

    September 17, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Kassie has always been miscast…she took over Blaire role from an Asian actress; that was super weird and never dropped her southern accent. Her best role was on GL. She was miscast as Eve as well in addition to the uninspired story. She should have been a DiMera or related to Kate. She was never right as Eve; but a very solid actress and sorry she lost her job! Create a new role for her on BB or YR. I could see her going up against Dinah er. ..I mean Kelly….er I mean Phil….

  24. Dinah

    September 17, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    love Kassie from GL OLTL Days hell of a actress & singer

  25. Taylor

    September 17, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Ridiculous move on Days’ behalf. They let go of one of the best actresses on daytime and I can only hope they realize what a terrible move they’ve made. Eve was a rich character and Kassie certainly made her KILL IT in every scene. Sad time to be a Days fan.

  26. Scott (ATWT Fan)

    September 17, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Bringing back Eve had major potential, especially with Theresa and the now-connecting between her and Justin, but the writing simply was not there for the character and the timing was mis-placed in her return. As that, Kassie was miscast in the role and would have been better suited as a new character instead. I’m sure her career will open other doors and she’ll find another acting gig or even focus on her music, and I wish her the best in her future.

  27. Jimh(leave it to beaver)

    September 17, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Does this mean Paige was Rafes half sister? i believe A Martinez is also playing Rafes Daddy so did Eduordo break up with Rafes mom for Eve…there could be a lot of angst between father and son if its true…i was just getting into Kassie as Eve but if she leaves i wont loose any sleep!

    • CeeCee

      September 18, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      That’s the same question I asked on the Eduardo site, Jimmy. So, I guess so. Is Paige really dead?

  28. Kev

    September 17, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    I will most likely be leaving DAYS when KDP leaves.

    After OLTL was canceled I went looking for another soap. I tried Y&R. It was ok until Pratt took over and made it a cartoon. I quit that show in March. I also watched DAYS when Kristen drugged Eric, then really enjoyed Sami’s revenge on EJ. When KDP was signed onto DAYS it cemented DAYS as my new soap. She is an amazing actress and gives it her all every time. I thought DAYs was a solid, if a little slow, soap.
    I liked Sonny and Will, Adrienne and Lucas, loved Teresa and I even liked Serena even if her story was dull as dishwater.

    However, the new writers are dumping all the characters I like, bringing back old time characters I know nothing about and soon will fill the show with teenage angst. I had a feeling this would happen because Dena Higley nearly destroyed OLTL when she was writing it. However, Josh Griffith was a good writer on OLTL so I had some hope. No more

    When KDP leaves I will be soap-free for the first time. I can’t watch the Y&R mess, have always hated GH and have no interest in the fashion-centered B&B. More time to do other things!

    I miss OLTL. 🙁

    • Kim

      September 18, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      I agree on so many points…..

  29. Rod

    September 17, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    I mean he entire cast is Deminishing…I may be going away too. WALLY GO BACK TO GH PLEASSSSSE

    DOOL should be writing gangs of stories around Kasssie as sure is PURE TALENT

  30. Erik Freund

    September 17, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Bad story lines from the very beginning I enjoyed her on OLTL then as Blair
    It’s unfortunate that I won’t miss her one bit – a definite to bring back Eve (Charlotte Ross)
    Kassie played the role well – –

  31. Timmm

    September 17, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Mr. Valenti, could you please hire Kassie BACK on GH and cast her as Hayden’s older sister?

    • Shay

      September 19, 2015 at 3:40 am

      @Timmm….Please refer to my reply to CeeCee….(If it makes it to post, that is!)

      • Timmm

        September 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm

        I know, I know! I guess I’m just looking at another talented daytime actor who needs work! But seriously though, wouldnt you rather have her on instead of Lulu, Sabrina, Valerie, Maxie and Liz? “Necktie Killer” may be copyrighted? How about the “Prospect Park Killer!” See ya Freako and Kookie!

  32. Michael (not Fairman)

    September 17, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Stupid move, if so. You don’t squander talent like Kassie DePaiva. It just doesn’t come around that often.

    • Patrick

      September 17, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      REPEAT ! Days / Sony / NBC

      “You don’t squander talent like Kassie DePaiva ”

      absolutely !

      you can write up and press all the changes… but one bad move.. and the queen exits?

      we are not pawns in this move

      it’s a consequence that could stumble and have repercussion

  33. Tracy

    September 17, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    All the soap stars that were on AMC and OLTL are missed and it sucks that we don’t get to enjoy watching them. I can’t watch them on anothet soap because I only see them as the characters I watched for years and will now miss forever

  34. Tim

    September 17, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Has anyone else noticed that GH seems to be avoiding hiring any actors that were part of the Prospect Park versions of AMC and OLTL,even as brand new characters?

  35. Reagan

    September 17, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I knew with bringing so many vets back, someone was going to go. I like Kassie but always thought Julie Pinson would have been a better recast…. especially if they could have brought Frankie back. And they missed a great opportunity to have Eve having a child with Frankie that he didn’t know about. Just my thoughts!

  36. Rj

    September 17, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    I like Kassie, and she is a strong actress. Although I never watched OLTL that much whenever I did see her, she seemed great in her role and well suited for the show. For some reason, on Days, I never felt that her character fit in that well (eventhough I hear Eve was part of the show before). It may have been the way they wrote her part and the storyline. I did not see her scene at the morgue, but as she is a good actress I am sure it was good. I think she needed a meatier part instead of just being involved with JJ, and couped up in the apartment so much of the time (whenever I saw her). She is very talented and needs much more.

  37. Mary

    September 17, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I cant believe they would take her off of days I love her on Days and One Life please keep her.

  38. Lew S.

    September 18, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Soaps are desperate and in desperate times, they do dumb things and this was dumb. It shouldn’t surprise me, because they did the same with another talented actress from OLTL, Melissa Archer. So much story could have been written for these two. Days better get it together. Bringing back Reckell and aging the toddlers, ain’t gonna do it. I want the show to succeed, but Corday may kill it, in his desperation to save it.

  39. Jamesj75

    September 18, 2015 at 4:03 am

    And just when I was beginning to enjoy Blair and Ned together…

    Having watched DePaiva throughout most of her tenure on OLTL, I was ecstatic when she joined DOOL. I thought she did a great job in the role. She clearly had chemistry with her costars, particularly Casey Moss. So maybe her character wasn’t always sympathetic. Eve was a great foil for the prissy, self-righteous Jennifer. Now who is going to put Jennifer in her place?!?!

  40. mike

    September 18, 2015 at 6:22 am

    One of the other shows should grab this great actress.

  41. Rob

    September 18, 2015 at 7:03 am

    I just started watching Days and love Depaiva from OLTL. Hate to see her go, she is such a good actress .

  42. Debbie B.

    September 18, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Disturbing that all the long time characters are being killed off. It’s one thing to write them out for a possible return, but killing them off is a bit final. Soon there will be no familiar faces when we tune in and I’m losing interest. There has to be a happy medium in the transition from the old writers to the new and not just writing a completely new Soap. I hope The Days Soap is not numbered.

  43. Nancy

    September 18, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I would be happy if she left now. I do NOT LIKE what they did to JJ and Page almost stopped watching. I want her to leave JJ and Jennifer alone and just go accept her big mouth got her daughter killed. She can leave now.

  44. Patrick

    September 18, 2015 at 11:08 am

    last night, I finished, last Friday ( 9/11 ) ep:

    where Kassie is calling Marlena for help… and breaks down

    heart wrenching
    gut wrenching

    believe ability factor
    great presence

    what do you say , knowing her exit

  45. Jimmy

    September 18, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    This is horrible news. Kassie is a phenomenal actress with loads of talent, and Eve is a very interesting, complex character. Some say she was miscast, but if the writing was worthy of her talent and she was given a good story, that wouldn’t be the case.

    The true problem here is that Eve was thrust into a ridiculous love triangle with Paige and J.J., two of the most boring characters ever, and before that, had a ridiculous vendetta against Jennifer to settle. Bad writing, bad stories…

    With Paige’s death, there was serious potential for improvement with Eve, redeeming the character and steering the ship in the right direction. But instead, the new writers are choosing to scrap her all together.

    Then again, DAYS has a monumental history of wasting great talent. Sarah Brown, Ian Buchanan, Natalia Livingston, Tamara Braun, Chrishell Stause, Melissa Archer, Paul Telfer, etc… all very talented actors and actresses who have joined DAYS in new roles with horrible writing.

    Truly sad.

  46. shelle dale

    September 18, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I am very sad to see her go. Eve Donovan has a strong history with the show and was connected to many key players on the show. Kassie is a very talented actress who has been doing excellent work with the Paige death scenes. When Eve is heartbroken you feel her pain. Kassie vividly showed you all the pain Eve was in and how lost her character was. Days could done so much more with a talent like this. It is sad that never chose to utilize Eve and Kassie in the role to their fullest potential. The reason I started watching days again is because Kassie joined the soap. She is going to be missed alot.

  47. Kristin

    September 18, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I agree with what so many have posted here. The writing for Eve, and the ridiculous storylines which had her playing in the kiddie pool, was horrible from the start. But KDP is an amazing actress, and she has been phenomenal with the meatier material she’s had the last couple of weeks. I think Eve and Justin have potential. It’s just too soon imo for TPTB to ditch the character. It’s possible for the new regime to turn the character around and give her better storylines.
    I followed KDP to Days; and I’ll be leaving when she does.

    • Patrick

      September 19, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      “…It’s just too soon imo for TPTB to ditch the character ”

      fan outcry have clearly spoken

      “she’s an amazing actress w/so much presence”

      i’m repeating myself… we can hope…. that DAYS / Sony / NBC take note(s)

  48. Sam Spring

    September 18, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Days messed up. Kassie was just great in the part they gave her with crap writing and a teenage character for a partner and she still did good. I won’t be watching Days anymore, because I started because of her and Days is no OLTL.

  49. jj

    September 20, 2015 at 8:40 am

    I will be gone if Kassie is gone. She’s the only reason I watch and I know many OLTL fans started watching just because of her. DOOL will see their “uptick in ratings” go back on the downward trend if Kassie leaves. With a show full of boring, it’s great to have an exciting character/actress like Eve/Kassie.

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REPORT: Days of our Lives Targets September Production Restart

Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

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This week on Days of our Lives saw the first African-American couple to be married on-screen in the 54-year history of Days of our Lives.  Now while Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli (Lamon Archey) tried before in a previous ceremony, this one did the job … they are now officially husband and wife!

The ceremony was attended by Lani’s dad, Abe Reynolds (James Reynolds), her mother Tamara Price (Marily McCoo), Billy Davis Jr.  as a former FBI mentor to Eli, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) – it was her restaurant after all and she is Eli’s grandmother.  Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) presided over the ceremony.

There were some unwelcome guests at the ceremony as well; leading the bride to question, are we doomed?  Why does this keep happening to us everytime we tried to get hitch!

However, fate was on Lani and Eli’s side this day, as even Gabi (Camila Banus) with her antics, and a shocking arrival from Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), couldn’t rain on this day.  Vivian even tried to shoot the bride, but thanks to Rafe (Galen Gering) saving the day and armed with news that her son Stefan (Brandon Barash) could be alive; he informs Viv firmly that she would be killing someone for the wrong reason, even though Vivian is in disbelief that her son is alive.  Next, she is whisked out of the ceremony.

Lani still feeling rattled by all the wedding interruptus gets a sign she should marry the man she loves; when her mother, who needed to go lie down earlier, as she was feeling faint, was able to show back up just in time to restart the wedding.


During the ceremony, Eli mentions the loss of little David Abraham and the struggles they went through, but how in the end it brought then closer together.  After the rings are exchanged and they are pronounced man and wife, the newlyweds “jump the broom” a wonderful tradition and a symbol of African-American heritage, where the sweeping of the broom signifies sweeping away all the bad energy.  After they sweep the broom, Elani jumps over it.

In a behind-the-scenes of the wedding segment released this week on the DOOL app, Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey talk about the inclusion of the ‘jump the broom’ moment in the episode, and how they suggested the idea to DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar, and how  it was written into the episode.

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47th Annual Daytime Emmys Draws Over 3 Million Viewers For CBS Telecast with Return to Network TV

Friday night was a good night for daytime!  With its first foray back on to network television since 2011, the Daytime Emmy kudofest, while for the first time held this year virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scored very well in its timeslot.

The CBS broadcast averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.  That is way up from the last time viewers saw the award show on TV when it was on cable network POP TV back in 2015 with just over 900,000 viewers for its initial broadcast.

According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.


The ladies of CBS’s The Talk hosted the event; each virtually from their homes, in an event filled with at-home acceptance speeches and presenters, and clip packages. The show was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International

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