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Soap Stars Take To Social Media Proud Of U.S. Olympic Medalists: Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Michael Phelps & Simone Manuel!

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If you caught NBC’s primetime coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games from Rio on Thursday night, viewers from the United States could not have been more proud of several athletes represeting the country, and being in awe of their athleticism, their emotion, and their gold and silver medal victories!

Some of your favorite past and present soap stars took to social media inspired and proud of these athletes throughout the night for the following achievements: As predicted, Simon Biles woved the judges and the crowd  and became the Olympic gold medalist in the women’s all-around gymnastic competition following her floor exercise routine.  Biles, who is a big fans of Pretty Little Liars actually received a message from the show after her victory that they would like to have her make a guest-star appearance on the Freeform series.

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While Biles took the gold, it was teammate Aly Raisman, who also nailed her floor exercise routine in the all-around competition that won her the silver medal – packing a one-two punch for the U.S.

That victory represented a personal redemption for Raisman.  Four years ago during the London Games, she went home without a medal in the all-around competition despite being tied for third.  A complicated tie-breaking procedure instead gave the award to Russia’s Aliya Mustafina.

America also watched history in the making with Simone Manuel becoming the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming. Manuel tied with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak to win the 100-meter freestyle event.

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And the most-decorated Olympian and swimmer in history, Michael Phelps took home his fourth straight gold medal in the 200 men’s individual medley and his 22nd gold over five Games, 26th medal overall.  Phelps joined track and field stars Carl Lewis and Al Oerter as the only Americans to win an individual event four times.  Phelps beat his longtime rival, friend, and teammate Ryan Lochte on his way to his victory last night.  Phelps still has two more opportunties to win medals with two events left for him in this what he says is now his “final’ Olympics.

As all this was playing out, below is a sampling of what some soap stars had to say and share on social media:

Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH):  “Sobbing heavily you two @Simone_Biles @Aly_Raisman good thing my dog is the only one in the room.”   and later with a photo of Biles in her post with an image of two Olympic medals (Biles is going for three moremedals), McCullough added:  “You have to envision the goal before you can achieve it (so far)”

Michael Muhney (Ex-Adam, Y&R): “Thanks a lot Simone Manuel & Aly Raisman. I haven’t cried in a while…watching u both cry after your competitions made me cry like a baby.”

Chad Duell (Michael, GH) “Phelps is legend”  &  “Congrats @simone_manuel !”

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Wally Kurth (Justin, DAYS, Ned, GH):  “Brava Aly Raisman! What an amazing performance!” Followed by “And Simone biles! Omg! You both make America proud” and  “Hats off to Ryan Lochte. A great Olympian. A star. Michael Phelps is otherworldly. We will never see another swimmer like him in our lives.”

Kathleen Gati (Liesl, GH) “Floor routine by @Aly_Raisman just brought me to tears! Now @Simone_Biles routine got a standing ovation from me! Congrats to both! #Rio2016″

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH) following Simone Manuel’s Olympic first tweeted: “Hell Yeah!!!!”

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, AMC and Genevieve, Devious Maids): “Team USA!!! Can’t get enough of these girls’ Olympic performances!!! Spectacular “Final Five”!”

Molly Burnett (Ex-Melanie DAYS, Ex-Maxie, GH): “Phelps mah GAWD”

Antonio Sabato Jr. (Ex-Jagger, GH, Ex-Dante, B&B): “So happy 4 you girls @Aly_Raisman @Simone_Biles awesome job , amazing athletes and what hearts!”

Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix, GH): “Wow, @Simone_Biles fantastic!!!” and Also @simone_manuel…simply amazing.”

So, what was your reaction to the U.S. Olympic victories by Simon Biles, Michael Phelps, Aly Raisman, and Simone Manuel? Should Kimberly McCullough get the nod to direct the PPL episode featuring Biles? What did you think of the show of soap star pride for the U.S. stellar medal performances last night?  Comment below!

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LOVE KM response… I can be a blubbering mess when something catches my heart every 4 years I’m always going to be : with my girls…. ” The Final Five ” every sport means something… gymnastics seems to be the one sport that every country wants and aspires SO PROUD of these young ladies… love them to bits gotta prop and I LOVE THEM : Martha and Bella Karolyi… who have solidified the United States of America… in this beloved mix of coach and athletes who just completed each other … since 1980 -1984 starting with Mary Lou Retton Defecting… Read more »

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LOL i agree Patrick. But the lol is becausei kept wondering where is Bela and I saw them kissing and it still never registered till now OMG

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There was nothing remotely complicated about the tie breaker that cost Aly the bronze medal in the London all around competition…. they just took the two athlete’s aggregate scores and dropped the low scoring apparatus from the total. Since Aliya Mustafina’s lowest score was lower than Aly’s, Mustafina took home the bronze. To me it seems like less a tie breaker and more a slap in the face.

SO PROUD of Aly in Rio! (And Simone, and Gabby, and Laurie, and Maddy!)

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Limited-Series Ordered by Peacock

The NBCUniversal streaming service, Peacock has ordered a five-episode limited run featuring Days of our Lives!

In the first of its kind for the streamer, the series entitled Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem will feature fan favorite returns, the current cast and more which includes: Lisa Rinna as Billie Reed, Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans, Drake Hogestyn as John Black, Jackée Harry as Paulina Price, James Reynolds as Abe Carver, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady, Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Billy Flynn as Chad DiMera, Lamon Archey as Eli Grant and Sal Stowers as Lani Price.

According to the announcement on the series Monday morning; here is what fans can look for in the limited series: Over a long weekend, John & Marlena travel to Zurich, Ben & Ciara have a romantic getaway in New Orleans, Chad visits some old friends in Phoenix, and Abe, Paulina, Lani, and Eli vacation in Miami.  All find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving stolen jewels which, in the wrong hands, could cause dire consequences for Salem.  It’s a race against time for ISA agent Billie Reed as she crosses the globe in search of this missing treasure. Packed with all of the romance, action, drama, and surprises that only Days of our Lives can deliver, fans will spend a week with their favorite Salem supercouples and reconnect with many familiar faces along the way.

Look for additional characters than those listed above to also make appearances as well in the hunt for the stolen jewels.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is produced by Corday Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producer Albert Alarr. Ron Carlivati serves as head writer.

So, what do you think about the upcoming series on Peacock featuring Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Carson Boatman, DAYS Incoming Johnny DiMera, Ties The Knot

Actor and country singer/songwriter, Carson Boatman, who is set to make his debut on Days of our Lives as the SORAS’d Johnny DiMera in August, was in the news over the weekend.  Boatman married longtime girlfriend and model, Julana Dizon on July 23rd back in Iowa.

According to PEOPLE.com who broke the wedding news, the couple first met in 2016 in Los Angeles, when their mutual gym trainer played “matchmaker” and set them up for a dinner date. “And the rest is history,” Boatman shared.

Using his songwriting and crooner skills, Boatman proposed to Dizon back in July of 2o2o performing an original song which ended with his proposal to her!

DAYS fans are excited for Boatman’s emergence in Salem and just what the grown-up Johnny DiMera will be like.  Meanwhile, in addition to his DAYS debut, fans can find him in the new film, Runt, which hits theaters and streaming services in October.

Share your congrats to the happy couple via the comment section below, and let us know if you are looking forward to Carson’s Days of our Lives debut!

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DAYS Olympic-Style Promo to Tide You Over Until It Returns

DAYS fans know from past Olympics, that when the games begin, the long-running NBC soap opera which gets a two-week preemption leaves its viewers with one hell of cliffhanger and this time they left viewers with two.

First, EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) now knows that Sami (Alison Sweeney) cheated on him with Lucas (Bryan Dattil0) and apparently goes to confront her, but in true EJ fashion he does not let on that anything remiss. Meanwhile, Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) has “kidnapped” Ciara (Victoria Konefal) just before she was to walk down the aisle and marry Theo (Cameron Johnson). Cin fans were rejoicing here!

So, while the games of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (which are not taking place in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic) are taking place, NBC delivered their own Days of our Lives promo Olympic-style to hold viewers over till we return to Salem.

Take a look at the promo below.

Now, let us know, which story are you most looking forward to most when Days is back on the air? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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