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Days of our Lives-related news from 2001
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Look for a barrage of special guests on Days of our Lives during the ratings-crucial February Sweeps.
Kirsten Storms (Belle Black) earned the most nominations of any performer in all of the post-nominations in this year's Dankies. The young actress scored six nominations including nods in the Outstanding Younger Performer, Outstanding Newcomer, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Favorite Character (Belle Black). Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) grabbed five nominations.
Beginning February 5th, Days of our Lives will trot out no less than ten former soap stars - several of them Emmy winners -- during the coronation of Princess Greta Von Amberg (played by Julianne Morris). Despite some behind the scenes shuffling - most notably the decision by Victoria Wyndham not to appear
during the special week of festivities - the coronation will go on.
A last-minute decision and a quick recast have caused a bit of a stir behind the scenes of Days of our Lives' much ballyhooed coronation.
This year's DAYS Online Awards were pretty much a mixed bag. The final vote tally in many categories was extremely close and no single performer dominated the field.
Reports from behind the Days Of Our Lives cameras state that eight-year veteran Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Roberts) has been fired.
The news of Dattilo's firing came as a surprise to Dattilo's co-stars and the behind-the-scenes crew. Apparently, no one saw the ouster coming.
Blame it on the Internet. A scurrilous rumor started somewhere on the Internet spun out of control and actually ended up upsetting some of the stars of Days of our Lives.
While postings on Internet message boards are always subject to questions of validity, web surfers don't expect to receive mixed messages from an actor's official web site.
Bryan R. Dattilo's (Lucas Roberts) eight-year run on Days of our Lives has come to an end.
There are unconfirmed reports that Ingo Rademacher is returning to daytime television. This time, though, the actor will not be reprising his role of Jasper "Jax" Jacks on ABC's General Hospital.
According to a show insider, Dattilo will return as Lucas Roberts this summer. Soap Central contacted NBC about this report, but a spokesperson for the network declined comment on the report.
According to reports from insiders at Days of our Lives, Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera) and show executives have been unable to come to terms on a new contract. Accordingly, Mascolo will leave the show when his contract expires in May - unless show executives make an offer to the actor.
Nearly every soap opera fan has gone through soap opera withdrawal at one time or another. There may have been that day that VCR didn't record properly - or the cable went out. This withdrawal isn't just something US fans have had to deal with. In Britain, Days of our Lives fans are preparing for a long, long period of withdrawal.
It looks more and more likely that Joseph Mascolo (Stefano) will be leaving Days of our Lives when his contract expires next month.
Daytime veteran Robert Kelker-Kelly will end a self-imposed three-year absence from daytime television next month when he joins the cast of General Hospital.
While Days of our Lives is repeatedly ranked near the top of the Nielsen ratings chart, the show has not always done so well at the Emmy Awards.
The back and forth contract negotiations between Joseph Mascolo (Stefano) and Days of our Lives have been a virtual tennis match. Not only have the talks gone seen more back and forth rallying than Wimbledon, but the talks have also been the focus of their own controversy.
It's the final battle for Joseph Mascolo and Days of our Lives this week. Mascolo, who has played the nefarious Stefano DiMera off and on since 1982, will be leaving the program when his character is written out.
Former Days of our Lives and Santa Barbara star Louise Sorel is joining the cast of All My Children in a short-term role. The actress is also rumored to be up for a role on One Life to Live.
Days of our Lives executive producer Ken Corday is tight-lipped about the reports, but sources have told Soap Central that Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie) will be returning to the show later this summer.
Days of our Lives has finally found their man. A man by the name of Colin, that is. Robert Cuthill will join the show later this month as a mysterious Irishman from Jennifer's past.
Rumors are circulating that Stephen Nichols
(ex-Steven) may be leaving General Hospital and heading east to reunite with Mary Beth Evans (ex-Kayla) at As the World Turns.
Though rumors floating about insist otherwise, Alison Sweeney
(Sami) is not leaving Days of our Lives.
An Australian soap star will replace newcomer Robert Cuthill as Days of our Lives' Colin. Cuthill, who joined the cast of DAYS on July 27th, will make his final on-air appearance later this month.
According to some Internet rumors, Days of our Lives is in the process of rethinking the course of some of its storylines. The reports claim that there will be a shift to focus less of the teen storyline and more on the veteran and established players. However, one insider tells Soap Central that the changes are not as profound as 'net rumors make them out to be.
One week after the announcement
by executive producer Ken Corday that Days of our Lives would start to focus on the show's veteran performers comes some news that would seem to bolster the show's "new" direction.
With the news of head writer Tom Langan's dismissal from Days of our Lives just a matter of days old and the rumored disagreement over whether or not the show focused too much on teen storylines comes news that one of the show's young stars, Kyle Brandon Lowder
), is this year's big winner in the DAYS edition of the Soap Central Awards.
Tom Langan has been removed as the head writer and co-executive producer of Days of our Lives. DAYS executive producer Ken Corday made the announcement last week.