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THE ALISON SWEENEY INTERVIEW – DAYS OF OUR LIVES

By Michael Fairman

TV SOAP:

Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your new baby girl! Are you excited for your husband Dave, and son Ben, to welcome another member into the family mix?

ALISON:

Thanks! Dave, Ben and I are THRILLED to be welcoming a baby girl into our family. It’s so exciting.

TV SOAP:

We read in online reports that you were wearing pink when you found out you were having a girl. Is that report true?

ALISON:

Technically, I was wearing a hospital gown when I found out it was a girl, but I was wearing a pink dress when I told people about it… though that was really sort of a coincidence.

TV SOAP:

It certainly seems life is imitating art. You have two children as Sami and soon to be two in your real life. With your work schedule, are you prepared for the challenges of raising two kids while being front and center on “DAYS”? Will the show allow you some down time or at least a maternity leave?

ALISON:

Actually, Sami has 3 children- let’s not forget Will! I don’t know how or if they are going to incorporate my pregnancy into the story.

TV SOAP:

Will Sami have to be hiding behind plants during tapings?

ALISON:

Last time, I carried big bags and heavy coats.

TV SOAP:

Since you are so prominent in story month after month, is that exciting for you? The show and the fans value you very much as a treasured member of the cast!

ALISON:

It’s definitely flattering. I appreciate the show and the fans every day.

TV SOAP:

What did you think when Sami caught EJ and Nicole in an elevator half-naked? And then the other man in her life, Lucas, had just been with Chloe in an elevator !

ALISON:

Those scenes were crazy- such a weird set of circumstances that have set off a whole new direction in the story!

TV SOAP:

What are Sami’s feelings at this point for Chloe and Nicole?

ALISON:

Sami has never really had female “friends” so I suppose she is not surprised to be backstabbed by Chloe and Nicole.

TV SOAP:

Who do you think is Sami’s true love? Lucas? EJ?

ALISON:

I suppose this is a very controversial question. I personally think Sami and Lucas truly love each other, but obviously a lot has gone on between them that has pushed them apart. Right now, they are writing Sami more focusing on EJ. It’s always fun to work with James Scott (EJ). He is enchanting

TV SOAP:

What have you thought of the storyline direction and dynamic between the “new” John Black and Sami’s concern for her mother, Marlena?

ALISON:

I love the new relationship between Sami and John. It’s so interesting to play out their new dynamic, and how John can be so unexpectedly supportive, but also very objective.

TV SOAP:

What would you ultimately like to see happen to Sami that perhaps you have never had the opportunity to play? Or if you could resolve her love life and baby issues what would they be?

ALISON:

16 years later, I think Sami had been through a lot of crazy stuff, to say the least. I would love to see her in new and different scenes. As I said before, she’s never really had female friends, aside from a few brief sisterly scenes with Belle. I’d also love to see Sami focus on a career and stop being so dependent on others.

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Daytime Stars Attend the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade’ 2021 (PHOTOS)

Sunday night after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Christmas Parade returned for its 89th edition to mark the tinseltown start to the holiday season.

Several stars of your favorite soaps were participating and riding down in cars on the parade route in front of the crowd on Hollywood Boulevard.

General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter), Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) appeared along with former cast member, Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke).

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Sean Kanan (Deacon), and former B&B star, Andrea Evans (Ex-Tawny).  Days of our Lives was represented by Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Judi Evans (Bonnie) on the parade route.  The Young and the Restless’ Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Kate Linder (Esther) also attended, as did Patrika Darbo (Ex-Days, Ex- B&B).

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood served as grand marshal of the parade, and her co-host from the daytime talk show, Jerry O’Connell, also made an appearance.

The parade will be broadcast as a two-hour special on The CW December 17th at 8 p.m. EST.

Check out some photos from the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2021 below.

Then, let us know, who were you most happy to see getting the chance to hang out with Santa? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!
Real life love-birds, GH's Wes Ramsey and Laura Wright.
Dressed in the holiday spirit ... Y&R's Kate Linder.
GH's Tristan Rogers strikes a pose with Santa!
B&B's Sean Kanan along with wife, Michele Kanan, and their oh-so-adorable dog!
Santa had no idea he is standing next to thee Sheila Carter! B&B's Kimberlin Brown with the man of the hour.
The Talk's Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood.
DAYS Judi Evans and Deidre Hall with their very special guest, Santa!
GH's Carolyn Hennesy has a new friend!
Soap favorites: Patrika Darbo (Days, B&B) and Ian Buchanan (GH, B&B, AMC).
Driving down the parade route, DAYS and Fifth Dimension favorites, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
DAYS Deidre Hall and Judi Evans snapping some pics on their parade route.
B&B's Kimberlin Brown accompanied by former B&B star, Andrea Evans and her daughter, Kai, riding down Hollywood Blvd.
The GH car with Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey heads down Hollywood Blvd too!
Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Julie Stands Up to MarDevil; Susan Seaforth Hayes Reminds Us Why She is Soap Royalty

Friday’s episode of Days of our Lives brought with it, let’s just say, not your typical Turkey Day episode in Salem.  It also moved the story along with MarDevil being exposed!

At Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) Thanksgiving, Doug (Bill Hayes) shouts that Marlena (Deidre Hall) is the devil. However, Marlena still insists that Doug is delusional and needs to be locked back up.  It is then that Julie stands by her husband.  Julie is on to Marlena and wonders if she should call “Marlena,” who she truly is at the moment, “Satan”.

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Shawn (Brandon Beemer) and Belle (Martha Madison) also believe something is terribly wrong.  Marlena tells them this is ridiculous, but Belle wants to hear what else Doug has to say.  Then, Shawn handcuffs Marlena to take her down to the station for questioning.  Julie doesn’t believe for one second that handcuffs will restrain the devil, and she was right! MarDevil breaks the cuffs and flings Shawn across the Thanksgiving dinner table complete with food-a-flying, leaving him unconscious.

Now with yellow eyes and lights flickering, MarDevil goes after Doug and Julie, but Julie stops Satan in his tracks professing “Not today, Satan!” Just then, MarDevil grabs a knife and in a counter move, Julie holds out her rosary saying love is the power and that the God of love is stronger than the devil! Julie defiantly tells MarDevil that the truth is out and Satan’s reign of terror is over! But MarDevil turns the tables and sneers, “It will never be over!”

It was in these scenes opposite Deidre Hall, that Susan Seaforth Hayes shined as she has done for decades given the material, as Julie went the toe-to-toe with the devil and Susan made us believe that love can win out over everything, especially the love of Doug and Julie.

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In another touching moment in the episode, Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk) tells EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) from her hospital bed, how she used herself as a human sacrifice for the devil to keep John alive and to protect her son.  An emotional EJ can’t believe that Susan was willing to die for him. However, Susan explains that a mother always protects their child and she would do it all over again when faced with that decision.  Haiduk and Feurriegel also delivered in these scenes.

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With John (Drake Hogestyn) freed by Anna (Leann Hunley) and Tony (Thaao Penghlis), he eventually makes his way into the Horton house to confront MarDevil, but Satan is gone.  Instead, John finds Shawn with Doug and Julie and they inform him that MarDevil had left to fulfill her true purpose.  Just then, Marlena arrives at Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal). We fade to black.

Now below, check out Susan Seaforth Hayes in a scene from Friday’s episode as Julie fends off the devil.

Then, let us know, what did you think of Susan’s performance? What do you think MarDevil will do next to Ben and Ciara and “their” baby? Did you enjoy the Susan and EJ scenes? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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(WATCH) Days of our Lives Extended Winter Preview Promo

As has been tradition, NBC has dropped their extended bombshell-filled Days of our Lives winter preview for everyone following the annual Day of Days event.

DAYS fan know that on Monday, the second annual virtual edition of the fan fest had its premiere and streamed here, and with it, came this promo of what’s to come in Salem through the holidays and into the new year.

Look for: a shocking return from Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) that fits perfectly into the MarDevil  (Deidre Hall) repossession storyline and you’ll see why, Brady (Eric Martsolf) being seemingly arrested for the murder of Phillip Kiriakis (Jay Johnson), and Ava (Tamara Braun) becoming unhinged, and Sami (Alison Sweeney ) walks in on EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) and Nicole (Arianne Zucker) between the sheets!

Meanwhile, the annual Horton family Christmas has taken a devilish turn, and Eileen Davidson appears some more as the OG Kristen delivered by Satan.

Check out the preview below. Then let us know which story are you most excited to see via the comment secton.

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