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Days of our Lives-related news from 2002
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2002 that focus on Days of our Lives or past and present DAYS performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


To access articles from other years or to review articles with similar themes, please see the News Archive links below this text to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which news stories are available, simply click here.

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January 2002
It's surely not his fault, but it seems that whenever Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas Roberts) is making news in the comings and going department, there is also a great deal of behind-the-scenes chattering.
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January 2002
Though his final exit date isn't going to come for another few months, soapcentral.com has learned that Austin Peck (Austin Reed) will be exiting Days of our Lives.
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January 2002
Days of our Lives executive producer Ken Corday would like to bring Billie Reed back to the show's canvas, but he seems to be having a hard time finding an actress to play the part.
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January 2002
There's no official word yet, but Stephen Nichols (ex-Stefan Cassadine, General Hospital) could very well be returning to Days of our Lives.
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February 2002
It's contract time at the NBC soaps. While a boatload of Passions performers recently re-signed their contracts with the show, Days of our Lives hasn't quite reached that point with all of its stars.
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February 2002
What a difference a year can make. Nominated for just one Soap Opera Central Award last year, this year Kyle Brandon Lowder (Brady Black) went five-for-five in the Days of our Lives edition of the Dankies.
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February 2002
While her character is still undergoing a major storyline revolving the paternity of her child, Kristian Alfonso's (Hope Brady) real-life pregnancy will be much less complex.
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February 2002
Her time in Salem has been riddled with some outrageous storylines, but it appears that Days of Our Live's new writing regime has run out of those kind of ideas for Greta Von Amberg.
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March 2002
The uncertainty regarding the return of Billie Reed to Days of our Lives has just gotten a little cloudier. Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed), the presumed "front runner" to reprise the role of Billie on DAYS, has landed a job that could very well prevent her from returning to the show.
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March 2002
Two-time Days of our Lives veteran Thaao Penghlis (ex-Tony DiMera; ex Andre DiMera) will return to the show later this year.
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March 2002
There is rampant speculation that Julie Pinson (Eve Lambert Thornhart) will be exiting Port Charles at the conclusion of the "Secrets" story arc and joining the cast of NBC's Days Of Our Lives.
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April 2002
Though the news of Austin Peck's (Austin Reed) impending exit was first reported on Soap Opera Central over two months ago, fans of the actor might still not be prepared for the actor's final appearance on Days of our Lives. Peck's exit comes this week.
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April 2002
According to a rep, Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) will exit Days of our Lives when his contract expires in November. A spokesperson for the show declined to comment on the report.
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April 2002
As of last week, Days of our Lives execs were in marathon talks with Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed) about her possible return to the show.
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April 2002
There are behind-the-scenes rumblings that Heather Lauren Olson (Jan Spears) has been let go from Days of our Lives.
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May 2002
Days of our Lives star Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Roberts) was arrested early Saturday in Peoria, Illinois after one of his companions allegedly picked a fight with a waitress.
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June 2002
It's a case of good news and bad news for actor Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Roberts).
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June 2002
Two-time Days of our Lives veteran Thaao Penghlis (ex-Tony DiMera; ex Andre DiMera) has returned to his old stomping grounds for a third time.
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July 2002
After what seems like years of negotiating, Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed) will return to Days of our Lives.
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August 2002
The revolving dressing room door continues to spin for Days of our Lives star Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Roberts). After being written off the show's canvas for the summer, Dattilo will again see on-air action by the early fall.
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August 2002
NBC has temporarily canceled its Fan Fest celebration. The event, which was to be held November 2nd and 3rd at Universal Studios in Florida, may or may not be rescheduled.
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October 2002
Days of our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful have reached an agreement that marks a first in daytime television history: The shows will loan a contract performer to each other.
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October 2002
After months and months of speculation about whether or not she'd be returning to Days of our Lives, Lisa Rinna (Billie Reed) has announced that she'll once again be leaving the program.
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October 2002
Kirsten Storms (Belle Black) will be taking a temporary leave of absence from Days of our Lives later this year.
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November 2002
According to setside sources, Days Of Our Lives is in the midst of a house cleaning. Two of the shows contract players have been released - and there is talk that more stars will be sent packing in the weeks ahead.
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December 2002
Bradley Cole (ex-Richard Winslow, Guiding Light) will make a guest appearance on All My Children in January. Cole reportedly beat out DAYS' vet Roark Critchlow (ex-Mike Horton).
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