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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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SATURDAY: Day of Days 2020 Virtual Fan Event

Days of our Lives fans from all the United States and abroad are counting down till this Saturday, November 21st for the first-ever Day of Days virtual fan event.

The annual NBC fanfest usually held live is this year adapting to the changes and challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, and thus the network along with the iconic 55-year-old soap opera are offering a free online event with a brand new event site to engage with and watch content throughout the entire day.

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Simply log on to DayofDays2020.com to watch … and follow along for show information on the official Days of our Lives social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well.   Below is a breakdown by day-part of what fans can expect.

 

 

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The festivities kick-off at 10 am EST/7 am PST.  The cast will appear in various Q&A sessions where they will banter with each other and answer some of your burning questions, plus there will be quizzes and trivia challenges; a virtual behind-the-scenes set tour with an exclusive look at Salem in 2020; “at-home” content with cast members; and much more.

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Look for the following to participate in the day-long celebration: Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Brandon Barash, Robert Scott Wilson, Lauren Koslow, Josh Taylor, Marci Miller, Billy Flynn, Emily O’Brien, Cady McClain, Matthew Ashford, Judi Evans, Wally Kurth, Mary Beth Evans, Stephen Nichols, James Reynolds, Sal Stowers, Lamon Archey, Nadia Bjorlin, Mike Manning, Paul Telfer, Linsey Godfrey, Camila Banus, Isabel Durant, Lindsay Arnold, Bill Hayes, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Eric Martsolf, Arianne Zucker, Stacy Haiduk, Brandon Beemer, Martha Madison, John Aniston, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Lucas Adams, Suzanne Rogers, Galen Gering, Tamara Braun, and Bryan Dattilo.

So, are you excited to watch Day of Days 2020 direct from your homes? Comment below.

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DAYS Favorite Christopher Sean Lands New Role In Netflix’s ‘You’

Some intriguing casting news has former Days of our Lives star, Christopher Sean (Ex-Paul Narita) being part of 12 casting additions to the upcoming third season of Netflix’s drama, You.

The series which was developed by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti is based on Caroline Kepnes’ bestselling books You and Hidden Bodies.  Penn Badgley (Ex-Phillip, Y&R) and Victoria Pedretti star.

As for Sean, he will be taking on the role of Brandon. Kiki’s husband, who struck it rich in his mid 20’s as a tech investor, and is now a stay-at-home dad for his kids.

Kiki is played by former Good Trouble star, Shannon Chan-Kent.  According to the breakdown from Deadline, “Kiki is a devoted member of Sherry’s cliquish “mean girl” friend group. She is a wife, mother and life coach who enjoys a life of entitlement, frequenting mid-day fitness classes and enjoying lengthy gossip sessions at the local cafe.”

Christopher took to Twitter when the casting news broke exclaiming: “Excited to share the news, I’m now on @YouNetflix!”

So will you be checking out Christopher in his new role?  We will keep you posted as to when the new season of ‘You’ premieres!

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Peter Reckell Reflects On His Time As DAYS Iconic Bo Brady, Life In New Zealand & Christmas Music Project

Last week, Days of our Lives  turned 55-years young, and the historic long-running NBC daytime drama series has been home to some of the most memorable stars and characters of the soap opera genre, perhaps none more so than anti-hero Bo Brady played by Peter Reckell.

Reckell who appeared on the show for several runs that lasted over four decades, premiered as Bo back in 1983.  He then stayed through 1987, came back from 1990 to 1992, again from 1995 to 2012, and back again in 2015 during DAYS 50th anniversary and to wrap his run as Bo, when the character was killed-off, after Reckell made it clear that he wanted to give the audience closure for the character.  He later made another return in 2016 to help the character of Hope (Kristian Alfonso) move on with her life.  Hard to believe for all of those heart-tugging performances, Peter was nominated only once for a Daytime Emmy.

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In this candid, deeply personal and enlightening new interview for the Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube, Reckell opens up as to: what led to many of the decisions he made throughout his time as Bo, how he helped craft the role from the start, the accident that almost took his life, how he handled all the fame that came his way as part of the Bo and Hope supercouple pairing, and how two women in the cast; the late Frances Reid (Alice) and Peggy McCay (Caroline) made lasting impressions on him that he will carrying with him for the rest of his life.

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What would Peter say if somehow DAYS wanted him back and Bo was actually alive and well?  Find out as Peter weighs-in and wishes his former show a happy anniversary  In addition, he even shares how he felt when Robert Kelker-Kelly took over the role of Bo when he decided to leave the show at one point, and his time playing Johnny on primetime’s Knots Landing.

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Reckell has moved his family to New Zealand, and this conversation was conducted from his home.  Peter is married to singer/songwriter/producer Kelly Moneymaker and the couple have a daughter, Loden.   It was not wanting to miss the moments of his daughter’s life growing up that has been much of the impetus for some of Peter’s career choices.

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With Christmastime approaching, Kelly and Peter are part of a brand new Christmas LP entitled Joy.  The album is now available for download on Spotify, Apple Music and major music streaming platforms.

In an exclusive during the interview, we give fans a sneak peek of Peter’s new music video for “Under the Mistletoe”, the song he sings that appears on Joy, which was written by his wife.  For more on the album project visit BlueAegis.com

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Now, check out the interview with Peter direct from New Zealand below! Then share your thoughts on Peter, Bo, and more via the comment section.

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