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DAYS News Archive - 2010

Deidre Hall Lawsuit
According to papers obtained by radaronline.com, Deidre Hall (ex-Marlena, DAYS) is suing her former fan club president Cathleen J. Paradis. In the suit, Hall says Paradis "refuses and continues to refuse to surrender the domain name deidrehall.com and other domain names on behalf of Hall, unless Hall pays her thousands of dollars." For more on the story, click here.

Staci Greason Back to DAYS
With DAYS OF OUR LIVES's Brady in crisis mode, he could certainly use a visit from his dearly departed mother. And he's going to get one. Staci Greason is returning as Isabella for a dream sequence scheduled to air on October 19. Greason played Isabella from 1989-'92, when the character died of pancreatic cancer. She previously made appearances through the years, from 1995-2003.

Daytimers Storm the CASTLE
Victor Webster (ex-Nicholas, DAYS) has been cast as Josh Davidson, Beckett's (Stana Katic) new beau, for the new season of CASTLE. He'll debut in the fourth episode. In the same episode, Eden Riegel (Heather, Y&R; ex-Bianca, AMC) guest stars as Rachel Goldstein, the sister of a victim.

CASTLE (starring Nathan Fillion, ex-Joey, OLTL) returns Monday, Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. ET.

Another Soap Return For Billy Warlock?
Today's hot rumor? Billy Warlock (Blackie, ATWT; Ross, OLTL) is headed back to DAYS. Digest has learned that the actor, who is still taping at OLTL, is not slated to return to Salem at this time. "We have no plan," says Co-Executive Producer Gary Tomlin. "I like Billy, but there's nothing in the works on that front for now."

Gina Gallego to DAYS
As reported earlier, Stacy Haiduk had a scheduling conflict with DAYS for the role of Warden Smith. She has been replaced by Gina Gallego (ex-Gina, B&B; ex-Santana, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Melina, GENERATIONS). Gallego will first appear in early October. "We are huge fans of Stacy's and would love to have her back on DAYS in the future if something becomes available," says a spokesperson in a statement. To see a photo of Gallego, click here.

Haiduk's DAYS Stint Cut Short
Stacy Haiduk (ex-Patty/Emily, YOUNG AND RESTLESS) revealed via her Facebook page that due to her scoring a guest gig on FOX's fall show RIDE-ALONG, DAYS OF OUR LIVES cut short her stint as a prison warden. Per Haiduk, three of her episodes are still scheduled to air and the role is being recast.

DAYS Alum Weds
Ayda Field (ex-Angela, 2000-01) married British pop superstar Robbie Williams on August 7 at the couple's Beverly Hills, CA home. "At last, Rob is happy," Williams's father, Pete Conway told Britain's News of the World. "This is the happiest I've seen him. Ayda is so beautiful and so delightful and so lovely and just so right for him. They are brilliant together."

Robin Mattson To DAYS
Soap Opera Digest/Weekly can report that popular soap alum Robin Mattson (ex-Cheri, ATWT; ex-Susan, B&B; ex-Janet, AMC; ex-Heather, GH et al) has been cast as Lee, who will appear in the prison with Stacy Haiduk's warden. She will first air in October.

Melissa Reeves Back To Salem
TV Guide’s Michael Logan reports that Melissa Reeves (Jennifer, DAYS) will be returning to the show in September. Reeves, who was back in June for the on-air farewell to Frances Reid (ex-Alice), told Digest she was open to a more steady return. "It's sort of in their ballpark," she noted at the time. "I love it. I am here in L.A. anyway, and the kids aren't little anymore. They don't need me following them every second. I'm open to working." The actress will be part of a juicy storyline set for November sweeps.

Another DAYS Starlet Axed
Soap Opera Digest has learned exclusively that Gabriela Rodriguez (Gabi) has been let go and replaced with Camila Banus (ex-Lola, OLTL). The move was made to age the character a bit. Banus reports to Salem today, July 30. This comes on the heels of Lindsay Hartley's ouster as Gabi's on-screen sis Arianna.

DAYS Casting Changes!
Soap Opera Digest has learned exclusively that Lindsay Hartley has been let go as DAYS's Arianna Hernandez. The actress, who took over the role in August 2009, will continue to air for several months since the show is so far ahead in taping. Additionally, former SOAP TALK host Ty Treadway (ex-Colin/Troy, OLTL) has been cast in the role of Dr. Jason Walters. He will begin taping in August and will appear for several episodes in the fall.

Soap Fave Returns
Mary Beth Evans, who recently reprised the role of DAYS's Kayla for the scenes surrounding Alice Horton's death, will be making another return trip to Salem in September. The length of her stay has yet to be determined. Evans also makes a return appearance (along with a few other notable comebacks) in Oakdale as Lucinda's daughter, Sierra. Her first airdate is July 21. "I'm still in shock [over the cancellation]; I can't really believe it," the actress told Digest last month.

Stacy Haiduk to DAYS!
Y&R's loss is DAYS's gain. Digest can report exclusively that Stacy Haiduk, who was just taken off contract at Y&R, has been hired as a prison warden. She will first air at the beginning of September.

Fit to Print
Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS) and her LowdSuga jewelry are mentioned in a new book called Young, Restless & Broke by Blossom Kan and Michelle Yu, which is a thrill for the actress. "I always appreciate when people think of me to write about," she says. "There are many people to choose from and in Michelle Yu's case, she chose me." To check out the necklace that's featured in the novel, click here. The book, which went on sale last month, follows the L.A. travails of aspiring actress Sarah Cho, who meets a soap opera producer named Daniel Wong, who changes her life.

SOAPnet To Go Dark
In 2012, Disney Junior, a channel aimed at preschoolers, will replace SOAPnet, the 24-hour soap channel that currently rebroadcasts the ABC lineup — AMC, GH and OLTL — as well as DAYS and Y&R. Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group, talked to Soap Opera Digest about what this means for the future of ABC daytime.

Soap Opera Digest: Should soap fans be worried about ABC Daytime?
Brian Frons: They shouldn't be worried. Over the years, Disney has made a lot of commitment to the Disney brand. As they looked out in the marketplace, they really felt they needed to be in the preschool space with a full-branded channel. Given the way technology has gone, where you can DVR your soap, watch it on Hulu and abc.com, it was felt that the original purpose of SOAPnet — today's soaps tonight — could sort of be fulfilled in different ways. Frankly, financially it will be better for us, because if you watch on daytime, we actually make more money than if the same person watches on SOAPnet, just because rates are that different between the network world and the cable world.

Digest: Does SOAPnet going dark mean anything for the future of ABC soaps?
Frons: No, it really doesn't. We've known about this for a while internally and that hasn't stopped us from moving ALL MY CHILDREN to the West Coast, to giving ONE LIFE TO LIVE a bigger stage, to continuing to commit to big events for these shows, whether it's shooting an upcoming sequence with James Franco [Franco, GH] at the Pacific Design Center or doing the three-day musical on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. So, the commitment to the shows, the commitment to making them the best they can be, is still the same.

Digest: What does it say that a 24-hour soap channel survived for 10 years?
Frons: I think the channel was the right idea at the right time. In the pre-DVR world, to allow women to have sort of 24-hour room service to watch their best shows, was terrific. And it really gave the soap fan a place to share their passion and to celebrate the form and their favorite shows.

Digest: What will happen now?
Frons: We're going to continue to celebrate the form, in particular the ABC shows. We are not reducing our marketing spend one dollar. If you think about it, we'll actually be spending more on marketing our soaps because we’re not going to be doing any new original programming, other than the new season of BEING ERICA. So, we're going to take those dollars and put them against the soap operas. I think the positive here is that we can more clearly drive viewers to the core destination of ABC.

DAYS Star Pregnant!
Christie Clark, who will reprise her role as DAYS's Carrie in June, is expecting her second child. The actress, who is five months along, and husband Thomas Barnes already have a daughter, Hannah Bella, 2. "She's all glowing," reports Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas), who will also be making a comeback for the on-screen memorial to Frances Reid (ex-Alice).

DAYS Recasts Bill Horton
Soap Opera Digest can report exclusively that John Martin, who is best known to soap fans as Y&R's Frederick (2002-2005) and SUNSET BEACH's Hank (1997-1999), has been cast as Bill Horton for the upcoming on-air farewell to Frances Reid (ex-Alice) in June. The previous actors to play Bill — Ed Mallory (1968-1976) and Christopher Stone (1987-88; 1994) — have sadly both passed away. Martin briefly appeared in Salem in 1985 as a character named Robert.

John Callahan Back to DAYS
The not-so-dead Dr. Baker pops up again in Salem next week. "I'm having a blast," John Callahan reports. "They have paired me with two of the best actresses in daytime, Kristian Alfonso [Hope] and Arianne Zucker [Nicole]. So I could not be happier." For the full story, check out your next issue of Digest.

DAYS's Shawn Christian in NBC's SECRETS OF THE MOUNTAIN
DAYS OF OUR LIVES's Shawn Christian (Daniel) joins Paige Turco (ex-Lanie, ALL MY CHILDREN) in SECRETS OF THE MOUNTAIN, which airs this Friday, April 16 on NBC at 8/7c p.m. The made-for-TV movie tells the story of Dana James (Turco), who takes her family to the mountain cabin they inherited from their uncle. Christian plays Tom Kent, a big city lawyer who returns to his small hometown of Tesla Falls to escape the rat race. The eccentric uncle is played by Barry Bostwick (SPIN CITY); AMERICAN IDOL's Randy Jackson produced the soundtrack.

DAYS's Mia Out
Digest has learned that Taylor Spreitler (Mia) has been let go from the NBC sudser she joined in January 2009. "I have enjoyed playing such a fun and ever changing character on daytime television and it has been an incredibly gratifying experience both professionally and personally," she says. "My heart will always be in Salem. Wanted to say thank you to all my fans for your support. I would also like to say thank you to [DAYS] for letting Mia stay around in Salem longer than expected and for that I am grateful. I will be busy filming at [DAYS] the next few weeks so don't forget to tune-in to see how Mia will leave Salem. Looking forward to the next journey in my career."

Reeves On DAYS Return
Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), who left Salem in September, 2006, reported back to work on April 9 and Digest caught up with her on set. "I was so nervous and I was telling the kids and [husband] Scott [Reeves, Steven, GH] to pray for me, but they were like, 'You're going to be fine,' " she says. "And it really came back to me. Everything felt like I was just here last week and that was a gift. It's so crazy. I feel like maybe I went off to college and now I came back. Everyone is so sweet and welcoming and loving. Walking around here and being older, I think, 'Wow, this place is such a huge part of my life.' I had my kids here and raised them here. It's so hard to believe that this television show is a marker in my life. As you get older, of course you appreciate everything differently. It's just a blast."

Reckell Debunks Web Statement
In the next issue of Digest, Peter Reckell (Bo, DAYS) talks exclusively about his three-week exit from Salem and that faux Internet statement that was attributed to him. "It's kind of strange, coming up on things like that," he says. "I've had a couple of people online impersonating me. I don't know what to do. Apparently, a lot of people linked to it. Crystal [Chappell, Carly] told me she saw it. It showed up everywhere. Someone really went to a lot of trouble and I didn't even read it myself. If you see anything online, it is more than likely not from me because I don't do anything." For the full story — where he also discusses his feelings on his current story — check out the 4/13 issue of Digest.

DAYS's Sorkin on Reid
Arleen Sorkin (Calliope) was unable to attend Frances Reid's (ex-Alice) private memorial at NBC last week, but shared the speech she asked Leann Hunley (Anna) to read for her with Digest. "I very much wanted to be here, but since I can't, I'm hoping that Leann will read my memories. Leann always knew my lines better than me anyway. One day Frances saw me pulling my pages out of the script and she said to me incredulously, 'You don't read the whole script?' I didn't know what to say. I paused for a very long time and then lied and said, 'Yes. I did last night.' She said, 'I hope you do,' not totally believing my reading. She said, 'How are you supposed to know how you fit in the story unless you read the whole script?' So this either means she was a consummate professional (which she was) and read countless scripts (which she did) or that she had a tremendous sense of humor (which she definitely had). I will never know which it was in that instance. What I can say is that in the close to 10 years I was at DAYS OF OUR LIVES, I never saw her lose her temper or treat anybody unkindly. It truly was a revolving door then and she treated everybody like they were important and like they had staying power. For that I am very, very grateful. Show biz and life biz lost a lot in losing Frances Reid. She and Mac [Carey, ex-Tom] are up there running lines and I hope that God picks up his cues and knows his blocking."

Check out a tribute to Reid put together by her family:



A Tribute to DAYS's Frances Reid
Cast members past — among them, Maree Cheatham (ex-Marie), Susan Flannery (ex-Laura; Stephanie, B&B), Deidre Hall (ex-Marlena) and Melissa Reeves (ex-Jennifer) — and present gathered at the NBC commissary in Burbank on March 25 to honor Frances Reid, who passed away on Feb. 3. The memorial celebration began with an address from executive producer Ken Corday and a slideshow of photos of Reid over the years, put together by her great-niece, April Rocha. Corday remembered Reid fondly as a "second mother" after his own, Betty Corday, had died, and how she always urged him "to get a real job" during his early years playing and touring with a band. Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) followed, recounting her initial meeting with Reid when she joined the show. Namely, being called into her dressing room and being told the three rules of working on the show: be on time, be prepared, and don't keep the other actors waiting when you're called to the set. Hall, who seriously should consider doing stand-up, shared her own stories of working with the daytime legend. She noted how Reid always made those she shared scenes with better and offered up great advice, not always of the acting variety. The crowd roared when Hall recounted how Reid once told her that if she wore a brassiere to bed, her breasts would stay perky. Bill Hayes (Doug) described Reid as "a cream puff ... crusty on the outside, but soft inside." He remembered "the look" Reid was so well-known for among her co-stars and friends, and how it effortlessly conveyed more than a script full of words. Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) cited the late actress as a one-of-a-kind presence, noting there would never be anyone like her again. A video clip of outtakes and highlights from Reid's tenure on DAYS, including Reeves' touching last scene with the actress before leaving the show in 2006, evoked tears from many. Finally, Corday raised his glass and made a toast to Reid and the assembled guests followed in unison.

NBC Renews DAYS
Though it's been rumored for weeks, it's finally official: NBC has announced that it has given the 44-year-old sudser a pickup that will keep it on the air through 2011.

Calliope and Eugene Reunion on DAYS?
With Arleen Sorkin returning as the zany Calliope Jones, is it only a matter of time before John deLancie, her longtime partner in frolic and fun, returns as the equally zany Eugene Bradford? "Well, they want him back, but he's very busy," reveals Sorkin, who's kept in touch with deLancie over the years. "He's got a lot going on. Hopefully, they'll get him." Indeed, deLancie has enjoyed great success in film and prime-time since exiting daytime in 1989; most notably his seven-year run on STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.

Popular Stars Back To DAYS
Digest has obtained the list of actors who have been asked to return for Alice’s sendoff: Jaime Lyn Bauer (Laura Horton), Christie Clark (Carrie Brady), Roark Critchlow (Mike Horton), Maree Cheatham (Marie Horton), Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas Horton), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Johnson), Patsy Pease (Kimberly Brady), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) and Lisa Trusel (Melissa Anderson) are all reportedly returning to Salem. "Most of them aren't coming back for just one day," says an insider. "Some will appear in a few episodes." Frances Reid (ex-Alice) passed away on February 3 and Digest reported exclusively that the show had big plans to bring a slew of stars back to say good-bye. TVGuidemagazine.com reported earlier that Charles Shaughnessy (Shane) is also reprising the role of superspy Shane Donovan.

Reckell Addresses Time Off From DAYS
As reported in Digest's 3/9 issue, Peter Reckell (Bo) has been written out of Salem for a month. The actor addresses the situation online, noting, "Kelly [Moneymaker, Reckell's wife] and I have heard from concerned fans that there seems to be an NBC newsletter circulating stating or implicating that I have asked for time off from the show. Please be aware that this is not true. I am off for a month or so, because I was in danger of going over the limit of episodes listed in my contract. They did not wish to pay me for doing extra shows, so Bo was sent out of town for a month in order for him to remain, I am told, present and center when I return." For Reckell's full statement, click here.

Sorkin Back to DAYS
Soap Opera Digest has learned that fan favorite Arleen Sorkin, who appeared as DAYS's Calliope from 1984 to 1990, and made brief returns in 1992 and February, 2006, will be back in May for a short run. "They just called me and asked if I wanted to do it!" she says. "I didn't really let it register, but now it's real! My dialogue? That I ever remembered lines is unbelievable! I emailed Leann [Hunley, Anna] and said, 'You have to work with me. My brain is Teflon.' " She reports to the set today, March 8.

Callahan Back To DAYS
As recently hinted in Soap Opera Digest, a presumed-dead character is heading back to Salem. We can now confirm it's John Callahan, who will reprise the role of Dr. Richard Baker on April 22. We'd say look out, Nicole, but that's not necessarily who he's crossing paths with this time around...

OLTL Vet to DAYS
Soap Opera Digest has learned that Jessica Tuck, best known to daytime audiences for her portrayal of OLTL's Megan, has been cast as Chad's (Casey Jon Deidrick) mother. She will first air April 7.

GH Fave to DAYS
Stuart Damon (ex-Alan, GH) will make his way to Salem next month. The fan favorite will play Governor Jim Ford. Damon recently appeared as Ralph on ATWT.

DAYS's Frances Reid Dies at 95
It's the end of an era for DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Veteran actress and beloved matriarch of the Horton clan, Frances Reid (Alice), passed away on Feb. 3 at the age of 95. She died at her assisted living home in Beverly Hills. Reid is survived by her niece, Laurie Rocha, and her great nieces, April, Christie, Leanne and Marie.

There will be a memorial service in April. If anyone wants to donate in her memory, the two charities she and her family were fond of are Habitat for Humanity and Save The Children.

Reid, who also appeared on AS THE WORLD TURNS and THE EDGE OF NIGHT early in her soap career, last aired on DAYS in Dec. 2007.

*Click here for thoughts from Reid's daytime colleagues.*

DAYS Fave Returns
With Wally Kurth (Justin) back in town, it was only a matter of time... Judi Evans (Adrienne) is returning to Salem and will work again with Kurth for the first time on DAYS since 1991. "He's just the greatest sweetheart and a wonderful actor and a little teddy bear," she smiles. "Through the years, I have really missed working with him, so it’s nice to see him on a professional basis." For the full scoop from Evans, check out a future issue of Digest.

DAYS Star on COLD CASE
On DAYS OF OUR LIVES Peggy McCay (Caroline) plays Roman and Bo's devoted mother and pub owner, but she ventures off in an entirely different direction for her upcoming role on the CBS nighttime drama, COLD CASE. McCay will play a circus performer named Zelda Panay when she guest stars on the show's Feb. 21 episode. The episode focuses on the CSI team's investigation of the 1971 death of a teenaged circus aerialist whose mid-act fall may not have been an accident.

Drake Hogestyn: "Never Say Never" to DAYS Return
Drake Hogestyn, who sat down with Digest on the recent Soap Cruise, has no hard feelings toward DAYS, which released him from his contract after 23 years as John. "The Yankees fired me," he grins, "and I still root for the Yankees!" Would he consider a return to the show, even on a guest-star basis? "Never say never," he says. "DAYS gave me a great 23 years." In the meantime, Hogestyn is focused on the producing side of show biz, working on reality/game show ideas. In fact, a project he developed with son Ben (ex-Lucas, GH) was recently given a greenlight. "It’s an exciting time," he enthuses.

Winners of the Sexiest Men in Daytime Poll!
You voted and here are the results:

ALL MY CHILDREN: Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake)
AS THE WORLD TURNS: Michael Park (Jack)
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Don Diamont (Bill)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES: James Scott (EJ)
GENERAL HOSPITAL: Dominic Zamprogna (Dominic/Dante)
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Michael Easton (John)
YOUNG AND RESTLESS: Joshua Morrow (Nick)

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Read All About It
A new line of books based on DAYS OF OUR LIVES will soon be available to fans of the NBC soap opera. The books will include nonfiction and fiction titles, novelized stories of the show's popular characters, and insider accounts about the origin of the daytime drama. "I am thrilled to be working on such an amazing project that will give our loyal viewers the ability to understand my family's journey through theatre, radio, and television to the creation of DAYS OF OUR LIVES," said DAYS Executive Producer Ken Corday. "These books go one step further into revealing what has made this show, its actors and its characters thrive and survive for 44 years. Not only will readers gain insight into behind-the-scenes stories, but they'll also learn the history of the show." The publications will launch with The Days of our Lives: The Untold Story of One Family's Dream and the True History of The Days of our Lives in May, which will be written by Corday, the son of DAYS creators Ted and Betty Corday.

DAYS Actresses Return
Arianne Zucker (Nicole) is back from her maternity leave and on set filming this week. Her on-screen mom, Valerie Wildman (Fay) also taped on Monday, Jan. 25. Look for both to first air in March.

Hennig's Dream Team
When the Saints go marching in to South Florida for the Super Bowl on February 7, Louisiana native Shelley Hennig (Stephanie, DAYS) will be rooting for them big time. "I'm a huge Saint fans and so is my whole family," gushes the actress. "I've been a faithful season watcher for the past two years and was able to make a couple of games this year. So I was really excited for their win last Sunday." Hennig plans on being glued to the championship game, when her team tackles the Indianapolis Colts, although she isn't sure where. "I'm working on getting tickets," says the actress, who has a few connections. However, if that doesn't work out, "I may just go home to New Orleans. I think it would be fun to watch the game on Bourbon Street. Or I may have a party at my place." And Hennig's boyfriend will be by her side cheering on her team. "He's become a fan," notes Hennig. "When he started watching with me I was like, 'You have be rooting for the Saints, or we can't watch football together.'"

Stars Raise Money For Haiti
How did soap stars end up at the Rose Bowl last Saturday, collecting donations for Hope for Haiti? The night before, a reporter from the local NBC station contacted Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH) via Twitter to ask for help wrangling celebs for the fund raiser. "One call and boom, they were there," marvels Grahn of the soap stars who responded. In addition to numerous GH stars, Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) rounded up several of her castmates, who were joined by Sarah Brown (Sandy, B&B) and Stephen Nichols (soon-to-be Tucker, Y&R), among others. "The best part," smiles Grahn, "were these little kids that came up and emptied their piggy banks." Hope for Haiti raised $100,000.

DAYS Alum Helps Haiti
Ashlee Holland (ex-Crystal, DAYS) has organized a "Basic Needs" drive for the devastated city of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. "It was making me crazy to see the survivors walking around without shoes," she said in a press release. "They were all barefoot. Who knows what they were stepping on?"

The drive will take place tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Michael Jackson Auditorium at the Gardner Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA (7450 Hawthorn Avenue). Holland and others will be collecting shoes, socks, hiking boots, clothing, boxed food and more to send to Haiti. "I would be delusional to think that this drive would help all the affected but I am very aware that every little effort counts."

DAYS Casting News!
Emmy-winner Darin Brooks (Max) is headed back to Salem. The actor, who is currently starring on Spike TV's BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE, will return in March for a couple of episodes to check in on sister Melanie.

DAYS's Sweeney On Dattilo's Departure
Alison Sweeney (Sami) opens up about the exit of beloved co-star Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas), who has finished his run in Salem. "I'm so sad that the producers have decided to let go of Bryan Dattilo," she says. "I shot our last scenes together and I didn't even know it. I am so upset, not just for me, and the cast, crew and DAYS fans who will miss him tremendously, but for Sami, too. They've been a major part of each other's lives for 17 years, and at this point, I have no idea how they'll explain his absence, but it will, without question, be a major void in Sami's life."

DAYS's Dattilo Out
Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas), who joined the show in 1993, is out. Before DAYS took its holiday hiatus, Dattilo was informed that the show would not be picking up his next cycle. "He has taped his last episode," confirms his manager. His contract officially expires in February, 2010.

John Aniston Update
If you have watched DAYS this week, you've surely noticed John Aniston (Victor) sporting sunglasses and bandage. In the script, they called it a "skating accident." But what really happened? "I honestly don't know!" says Aniston. "A dog, some Milkbones, a pair of flip flops and some stairs ... THAT's what happened!"

Christmas Tales
In the upcoming Digest actors share the challenges of filming holiday shows for soaps. "When I heard that this episode was going to be centered around me, I was terrified," admitted Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R) of the 2008 It's A Wonderful Life-inspired episode which earned him a third Daytime Emmy this year. To see what other stars like Judi Evans (ex-Adrienne/ex-Bonnie, DAYS; ex-Beth, GL, et al) and Roscoe Born (Mitch, OLTL) had to say, check out the new issue.

DAYS Duo's Dance-Off
Molly Burnett (Melanie) and Casey Jon Deidrick's (Chad) DAYS OF OUR LIVES dance off video, which made its way onto YouTube, has created quite a stir on the Internet. "We were just dorking around," says Burnett. "Then, all of a sudden, it became a huge thing." The pair, in fact are planning a followup to the original video with lots more bumping and grinding, Soap Opera Weekly reports on it in the December 28 issue. Click here to watch the video.

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