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Days of our Lives-related news from 2012
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 2012 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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Tanya Boyd
January 2012
Celeste is headed back to Salem to 'be with her family and help keep them safe,' but she'll be doing so with a new actress in the part. Tanya Boyd is unavailable to reprise the role due to scheduling conflict.
Brandon Beemer
January 2012
The Bold and the Beautiful has trimmed its cast of two of its male stars. Brandon Beemer has confirmed that he's been taken off contract. Zack Conroy has also been downgraded to recurring.
Robin Mattson
February 2011
Things in Port Charles may soon get a little crazy -- not that there's anything wrong with that. A General Hospital spokesperson confirms that Robin Mattson will reprise the role of Heather Webber this spring. Mattson has appeared on All My Children, As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, and Santa Barbara.
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February 2012
Days of our Lives has released a casting call for a character named Santo. Though no storyline specifics have been offered, there's enough information to get fans speculating.
Lisa Rinna
March 2012
Lisa Rinna's appearance on a cable talk show last week has resulted in an unusual war of words. Rinna appeared on a cable talk show and seemingly took a shot at Days of our Lives co-star Joseph Mascolo. Rinna has since offered an apology.
Renee Jones
April 2012
One of Days of our Lives' longest-tenured performers will be calling it a career later this year. Renee Jones, who has played the role of Lexie Carver since 1993, will be exiting the show. The actress is seeking time away from acting to focus on simpler things.
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April 2012
Days of our Lives has made another change to its writing team, the third in just two years. Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr., who were brought in just last year for the show's reboot, are out. Former co-head writers Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell will take over.
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April 2012
Days of our Lives is undergoing something of another reboot. A week after the show replaced its head writing team, the show is preparing to trim its cast. Four stars -- Matthew Ashford, Sarah Brown, Christie Clark, and Patrick Muldoon -- are all said to be in their way out.
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April 2012
There are a lot of changes taking place at Days of our Lives. Just a week after the show's head writing team was dismissed, the show has cut loose several of its contract players. Now, a show exec is explaining why the soap needed to make the changes.
Crystal Chappell
April 2012
The Bold and the Beautiful will introduce its first gay couple later this spring. Soap vet Crystal Chappell has been hired to play Danielle, one of Caroline Spencer's two moms. Chappell has appeared on Days of our Lives, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live.
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April 2012
As familiar faces leave Salem in the coming months, the show is already paving the way for the influx of some new faces. A new casting call has revealed that DAYS is seeking experienced male actors for the role of Drew.
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April 2012
Days of our Lives is undergoing something of another reboot. A week after the show replaced its head writing team, the show is preparing to trim its cast. Four stars -- Matthew Ashford, Sarah Brown, Christie Clark, and Patrick Muldoon -- are all said to be in their way out.
Nadia Bjorlin
April 2012
Nadia Bjorlin may or may not be returning to Days of our Lives in the weeks ahead. According to a published report, her return is a done deal. The actress, however, states that she hasn't been contacted by the show.
Peter Reckell
May 2012
Contract talks between Peter Reckell and show executives do not appear to be going as smoothly as everyone would have hoped. The longer the talks go on, the more defeated Reckell has seemingly become. The Emmy-nominated performer has been telling castmates that he'll be exiting the show.
Jason Cook
May 2012
Jason Cook will exit his role as Matt Hunter next month, but the actor already has a full plate of future projects. The actor is involved in two web-based series, and is developing a short film. Cook joined GH in 2008 after a run on NBC's Days of our Lives.
Eileen Davidson
May 2012
Emmy nominated-actress Eileen Davidson has been cut from The Young and the Restless cast. Davidson, who debuted as Ashley in 1982, confirmed the news on Twitter. There is already talk that another show might be interested in the actress.
Arianne Zucker
May 2012
Though they are married in real life, Arianne Zucker and Kyle Lowder will play siblings in the upcoming season of the web series, Devanity. Zucker and Lowder met while working on Days of our Lives together. Lowder has also appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Blake Berris
May 2012
Blake Berris has returned to the role of Days of our Lives' Nick Fallon. Berris, a 2009 Daytime Emmy nominee, first appeared on DAYS in 2006. It's not yet known how the fictional murderer will figure into story.
Molly Burnett
May 2012
Two-time Daytime Emmy nominee Molly Burnett might soon be leaving Salem. A published report states that the actress, who has played Melanie since 2008, might exit the soap to pursue other opportunities.
Ian Buchanan
May 2012
Another Days of our Lives newcomer will exit the canvas this summer. Soap vet Ian Buchanan, who has played Ian since February, will be written out of the shown Buchanan has also appeared on All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, and Port Charles.
Molly Burnett
May 2012
Molly Burnett will exit the Emmy-nominated role of Melanie Jonas in the upcoming weeks. The actress has confirmed a report that she's opted not to renew her contract with Days of our Lives.
Peter Reckell
June 2012
It's looking more and more like Peter Reckell could be leaving Days of our Lives. More than a month after reports surfaced that the actor might exit comes word from Reckell's wife that seemingly indicates Reckell's departure is imminent.
Peter Reckell
June 2012
Emmy-nominated Days of our Lives star Peter Reckell has confirmed that his time on Days of our Lives has come to an end. In a statement, Reckell confessed that his character is no longer one of the show's main characters, but offered fans hope that he could return in the future.
Eileen Davidson
July 2012
Emmy-nominated actress Eileen Davidson is headed back to Days of our Lives. Her return has been rumored since May, when the actress was let go from The Young and the Restless. Davidson last appeared on DAYS in 1998.
Trumpet
July 2012
Days of our Lives favorites Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes will be appearing in book stores across the country to promote their new book, Trumpet. The fictional work tells the tale of a young woman in 1803 who wants to appear on stage but quickly learns that reality is far more complicated than fantasy.
Greg Vaughan
August 2012
Eric Brady is headed back to Salem. The character, who hasn't been seen on-screen in more than a decade, will be back this fall with a new actor playing the part. General Hospital and The Young and the Restless vet Greg Vaughan has been tapped for the role.
Nadia Bjorlin
August 2012
It's been almost a year since Nadia Bjorlin made her last appearance as Chloe on Days of our Lives. Though rumors of her 'imminent' return have been circulating ever since, the actress now confirms that she really is headed back to Salem.
Lisa Rinna
August 2012
Though she's only been back less than a year, it appears that Lisa Rinna has come to the end of her Days of our Lives run. A published report hints that the actress will exit her role as Billie Reed to focus on a number of other non-daytime projects.
Ian Buchanan
August 2012
General Hospital has promised that past favorites would return to the show -- and so far the show has delivered. Now, there is talk that Ian Buchanan might reprise the role of Duke Lavery. Buchanan was last seen on GH in 1989.
John Ingle
September 2012
The soap world is mourning the loss of John Ingle, who for nearly 20 years has been known as the patriarch of General Hospital's Quartermaine family and also a role on Days of our Lives. Ingle was 84.
John Ingle
September 2012
The soap world is mourning the death of John Ingle, who for nearly 20 years has been known as the patriarch of General Hospital's Quartermaine family. Ingles former co-stars and friends have taken to social media to share their memories of Ingle.
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November 2012
Patrika Darbo is headed back to Days of our Lives in the New Year. The actress, who joined DAYS in 1998, is already hard at work on the DAYS set. The actress is also a Daytime Emmy nominee.
Stephen Nichols
December 2012
Stephen Nichols has wrapped a three-year run on The Young and the Restless. The actor, who has played Tucker since 2010, has already taped his final scenes. Fans are now wondering if the actor will return to former roles on Days of our Lives or General Hospital.
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December 2012
Another year has come and gone, so it's time to reflect on the best of the past twelve months. In a special edition of Soap Central Live, we look back at the top moments, stories, and more of DAYS in 2012.
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December 2012
As we get ready to flip the calendar to a near year, it's time to take one last look back at the things we'd like to forget about the past year. It's a look at the worst storylines, characters, and more of 2012.
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