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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.

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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!!!!”

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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 to America

After the Olympics, Károlyi again clashed with Romanian Federation officials, and tension escalated. During a 1981 gymnastics tour, Béla, Márta, and Romanian team choreographer Géza Pozsár defected and sought political asylum in the United States. They settled in Oklahoma.

I love this couple… as in their “homeland” and other countries… they created a Dynasty , right here in our good ole’ USA !

four times the hanky last night

1. Simone Bile
2. Aly Raisman
3. Simone Manuel
4. Marta and Bela Karolyi… was so touching to see this couple TOGETHER in the arena applauding Team America

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davlestev1

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

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

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: John ‘Unmasks’ Kristen In Great, Soapy Cliffhanger

If you caught Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives, head writer Ron Carlivati and company served up a juicy, soapy, delicious reveal to the duped folks of Salem! The backdrop? Of course, … John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena’s (Deidre Hall) surprise wedding anniversary party where at the same location a year ago all hell broke loose … as it has now a year later!

In story. after putting all the pieces together in a montage of flashbacks and moments, John Black is the guy (and Kristen’s ex) who figures that Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) is at the Jarlena party in disguise, but as who?  Through recalling … what “Nicole” said to him, what Abe (James Reynolds) mentioned to him – that since Nicole (Arianne Zucker) came back to Salem she’s been like another person – and Kate (Lauren Koslow) mentioning how Maggie swore she saw Kristen, not Nicole, when Maggie went off the wagon, but no one believed her, things were coming clear to John!

And that to the fact that Eli (Lamon Archey) received a call from Xander (Paul Telfer) who swears he has been working for Kristen DiMera, and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) reporting that bit of news to John, he is hit with the major revelation.  After touching speeches by John …and as Marlena delivers hers about the man she loves, the duo share a kiss, but then John stops “Nicole” and Brady (Eric Martsolf) from leaving the party!

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What happens next is soap gold! John grabs “Nicole” and rips her hair and mask off.  Next, Kristen flips back her hair and reveals herself to the party-goers and it looks like it’s curtains for Kristen … as everyone is stunned by the bombshell and we fade to black.  The pick-up of this great cliffhanger was today (Friday), more on that later.

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Eric Martsolf Talks Brady Being Duped & His Co-Stars; Galen Gering & Camila Banus Chat Hernandez Siblings On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On the latest episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) chats with host. Michael Fairman as Brady’s story hits a major turning point!  As DAYS fans know, Brady recently hit the sheets with “Nicole” who was Kristen in disguise.

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During the podcast conversation, Eric explains how he has to sometimes suspend belief to make stories work in daytime which included Brady not figuring out that “Nicole” was Kristen, although it certainly re-ignited his thoughts of her!  Plus, he chimes in on the fun he has had working with his co-stars: Arianne Zucker (“Nicole”) and Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) in their many scenes

Later, Eric tries to remember all of the loves of Brady’s life that crashed and burned, and is posed the question, “What would he think if Days of our Lives SORAS’d Brady’s son, Tate, to an 18-year-old?

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Then, the podcast goes behind the scenes for a dressing room segment where Galen Gering (Rafe) welcomes his on-screen sister, Camila Banus (Gabi).  The two banter about their on-screen and off-screen relationship as brother/sister and friends, and how much they value one another as they create the Hernandez sibling dynamic.

To download the episode via iTunes click here.   To listen to the podcast via NBC.com/Inside Salem click here.

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DAYS Promo: What’s Going To Happen At Jarlena’s Wedding Anniversary Shindig?

Coming up next week on Days of our Lives, prepare for drama, drama, and more drama! From the looks of the latest promo for the NBC soap opera, the action takes place at Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John’s (Drake Hogestyn) surprise one-year wedding anniversary soirée, where things could take a deadly turn!

But with the Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) masquerading as “Nicole” plot reaching new heights, Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley) and Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) back in Salem, and the promo telling viewers “For one guest, the party, is over” followed by Sonny (Freddie Smith) yelling, “She’s got a gun!” and Brady’s (Eric Martsolf) ending line, “Oh, my God!” there is plenty to conjecture.

Also seen in the teaser is Kate (Lauren Koslow) trying to rip off the face of Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), and Stefan (Brandon Barash) and Gabi (Camila Banus) getting hot and heavy and Eric (Greg Vaughan) yelling, “No!”

So, check out the promo below and then let us know via the comment section below, what you think is about to go down at Jarlena’s party, where last August at their nuptials … things did not go off without a hitch, either!

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