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Days of our Lives-related news from 2010
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 2010 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.


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Darin Brooks
January 2010
Darin Brooks is headed back to Days of our Lives for a handful of episodes later this year. The actor, who first appeared as Max Brady in June 2005, exited the NBC soap last year after landing a starring role on a primetime series.
Bryan Dattilo
January 2010
Bryan Dattilo, who has appeared as Lucas Roberts on Days of our Lives for nearly two decades, will be leaving the show. However, the actor states that it was his decision to part company with the NBC soap.
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January 2010
Have you ever wondered if there's any reality hidden in Days of our Lives's storylines? Thanks to a new publishing deal, you're about to find out. Beginning later this year, a series of ficton and nonfiction books will help tell the entire DAYS story. First up is a memoir penned by executive producer Ken Corday.
Frances Reid
February 2010
Frances Reid, known to millions of viewers as Alice Horton, the beloved matriarch of Days of our Lives' Horton family, has died. The actress, who once said she would not work on soaps because it was too exhausting, passed away on February 3, 2010. She was 95.
Frances Reid
February 2010
The daytime community is speaking out about the death of Frances Reid. The actress' former co-stars and loved ones have begun sharing their memories and favorite stories.
Stuart Damon
February 2010
Stuart Damon will join the cast of Days of our Lives later this year. The Emmy-winning actor appeared for 30 years as Alan Quartermaine on General Hospital and appeared for several weeks last year on As the World Turns. His new DAYS gig will reunite him with a former on-screen relative.
Judi Evans
February 2010
Judi Evans is headed back to Days of our Lives to reprise one of her two Emmy-nominated roles. Evans will return as Adrienne Kiriakis this spring, a role she last played in January 2008. She also appeared as Bonnie Lockhart for four years. Evans has also appeared on Another World, Guiding Light, and As the World Turns.
Frances Reid
March 2010
Fans waiting to see how Days of our Lives will address the death of Frances Reid will have to wait a little while longer. The NBC soap's executive producer states that the show is taking its time to put together a memorial for Alice Horton because it has to be done properly.
John Callahan
March 2010
John Callahan is back at work on Days of our Lives. Callahan will reprise the role of the dastardly physician, Dr. Baker, who helped Nicole swap Sami and Mia's babies.
Jay Kenneth Johnson
March 2010
Jay Kenneth Johnson will be sticking around as Days of our Lives' Philip for the forseeable future. The actor recently signed a new contract. Johnson joined the DAYS cast in 1999.
Peter Reckell
March 2010
Days of our Lives star Peter Reckell is being forced out of Days of our Lives. Reckell made his debut as the iconic Bo Brady in 1983. He made his most recent return to the NBC soap in 1995.
Victor Alfieri
March 2010
Former Days of our Live star Victor Alfieri (ex-Franco Kelly) is headed to All My Children. The actor will play the role of Ciro, a photographer who crosses paths with the women of Fusion.
Peter Reckell
April 2010
Call it another case of Internet fraud. Days of our Lives star Peter Reckell becomes the latest star to have an fake statement attributed to him as official. The fictitious work was more than likely created by a fan.
Taylor Spreitler
April 2010
As summer nears and soaps typically ramp up their teen storylines, Days of our Lives has cut loose one of its younger performers. Taylor Spreitler, who early this year marked her one-year anniversary with the NBC soap, will exit sometime later this spring.
Billy Warlock
April 2010
Former Days of our Lives and General Hospital star Billy Warlock will appear on As the World Turns later this year. Once in Oakdale, the actor will be reunited with his real-life wife, Julie Pinson.
Mary Beth Evans
April 2010
Soap veteran Mary Beth Evans is headed back to As the World Turns. The actress, who just finished taping a guest stint on Days of our Lives, was last seen on ATWT in 2005. She'll resurface in July.
John Martin
May 2010
The search for the new Bill Horton is over. Seasoned soap actor John Martin has been cast in the role of Alice Horton's youngest son. He will first air in June.
Jensen Ackles
May 2010
Former Days of our Lives star Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric Brady) has married his longtime girlfriend, and former soap star, Danneel Harris. The pair was married in Texas on May 15.
Shelley Hennig
June 2010
Daytime Emmy nominee Shelley Hennig visits Soap Central Live to talk about her time on Days of our Lives, her start in the world of beauty pageants, and she also takes some calls from fans.
Kristian Alfonso
July 2010
As some soaps trim their rosters of high-paid stars, Days of our Lives fans can find comfort in knowing that one of its best-known stars is staying put. Kristian Alfonso recently signed a new contract with the NBC soap. She made her first DAYS appearance in 1983.
Lindsay Hartley
July 2010
Lindsay Hartley has been fired from her role as Arianna on NBC's Days of our Lives. The actress joined the show just a year ago. Prior to being hired by DAYS, Hartley appeared as Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions.
Melissa Reeves
July 2010
Days of our Lives favorite Jennifer Deveraux is headed back to Salem on a full-time basis. Actress Melissa Reeves has signed a contract with the show and she'll return to the screen this fall.
Robin Mattson
August 2010
A long-time soap opera veteran is headed to Salem later this year. Four-time Emmy nom Robin Mattson has been tapped to play the role of "Lee." Mattson has appeared on Guiding Light, General Hospital, Santa Barbara, Ryan's Hope, All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, and As the World Turns.
Gabriella Hernandez
August 2010
Gabriella Rodriguez has been let for from Days of our Lives. Her character, however, will be sticking around. DAYS has cast former One Life to Live player, Camila Banus, as the new Gabi.
Stacy Haiduk
August 2010
Stacy Haiduk's scheduled appearances on Days of our Lives next month have been scrapped. The actress has revealed that NBC dropped her because of a scheduling conflict. Haiduk has appeared previously on All My Children and The Young and the Restless.
Deidre Hall
September 2010
Former Days of our Lives star Deidre Hall has filed a lawsuit against her former fan club president, Cathleen Paradis, alleging, among other things, that Paradis refuses to return control of the deidrehall.com web site to Hall, and that Paradis has sold unauthorized photographs of Hall. Paradis, meanwhile, has fired back, saying that Hall never paid her for her services.
Susan Flannery
September 2010
Two years ago, Emmy-winning actress Susan Flannery (ex-Laura Horton, Days of our Lives) caused some fans' hearts to skip a beat when she hinted that she might consider retirement "in another year or so." Now, an upcoming storyline, in which Stephanie Forrester learns that she has cancer, has renewed fears that Flannery might be on her way out.
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September 2010
Days of our Lives will become the fourth soap to broadcast in high-definition. The NBC soap will make the upgrade just in time for the show's milestone anniversary this fall. The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, and All My Children already broadcast in HD.
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September 2010
Days of our Lives is looking to introduce two additional characters to its canvas. Casting calls recently went out for two singularly named characters: Amber and Paul. Exactly who these characters are remains to be seen, but the breakdowns offer interesting insight into their potential stories.
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October 2010
Five Days of our Lives stars traveled from Salem to Philadelphia to help build homes for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing for deserving families. One DAYS star called the organization an "unbelievably huge blessing."
Shawn Christian
October 2010
Shawn Christian joined Days of our Lives in March 2008. He'd previously appeared on both One Life to Live and As the World Turns. In this exclusive interview, the actor discusses the pride he experienced while working side-by-side with Habitat for Humanity's partner families, and also dishes DAYS' new high-definition format.
Arianne Zucker
October 2010
Arianne Zucker has been a part of the Days of our Lives cast since 1998. In this exclusive interview, the actress talks about how she is using her celebrity to make a difference in the lives of others. In truly soap opera fashion, the interview is interrupted by a catfight.
Natalia Livingston
October 2010
Emmy winner Natalia Livingston is joining the cast of NBC's Days of our Lives. The Emmy-winning actress enjoyed two runs on ABC's General Hospital. Livingston will play a character not seen on-screen in more than a decade.
Melissa Reeves
October 2010
Melissa Reeves is extending what was to have been a short-term November stay in Salem. The fan-favorite DAYS actress now has a long-term contract with the NBC soap. Reeves last appeared as Jennifer in July 2010.
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November 2010
Days of our Lives will continue to air on NBC until at least 2013. The announcement of the show's renewal comes as the NBC soap celebrates its 45th anniversary and prepares to broadcast in high-definition for the first time.
Alison Sweeney
November 2010
As DAYS fans continue to celebrate the show's two-year renewal, there is a bit of sobering news making the rounds that could temper the celebration. A published report states that fan-favorite Alison Sweeney could be exiting the show in the weeks ahead.
Nadia Bjorlin
November 2010
Days of our Lives was forced to recast the role of Chloe recently due to the unexpected illness of Nadia Bjorlin. Former General Hospital star Alicia Leigh Willis was hired to sub for Bjorlin, but DAYS execs ended up not using Willis' scenes.
Kate Mansi
November 2010
Now that Melissa Reeves is sticking around as DAYS's Jennifer Horton, the show's writers are making sure she has something to occupy her time. Jennifer's daughter, Abby, will be returning to town just in time for February Sweeps.
Christie Clark
November 2010
Christie Clark will reprise the role of Carrie Brady for an unspecified period of time beginning in February. The two-time Daytime Emmy nominee debuted as Carrie in 1986. Her most recent appearance was in June 2010.
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