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Alison Sweeney is Briefly Returning to 'Days of Our Lives' for Anniversary

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We told you guys awhile ago that it looked like Alison Sweeney was going to work out a deal that would bring her back onto the Days of our Lives canvas just in time for the shows 50 anniversary celebration and it has actually happened. Sweeney herself confirmed the news by posting a photo of herself on Instagram holding her Days' script.READ MORE

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'Days of Our Lives' Is at Risk for Cancellation as Ratings Sink

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'Days of Our Lives' may be getting ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary, but it is also starting to look like it really may be its last. Back in January 2014, the daytime series was renewed for two more years as its ratings were healthy and the show was reeling in viewers. But now, just several months later, everything seems to have changed. According to Soap Opera Network, the ratings keep sinking, putting 'Days' at risk for cancellation.READ MORE

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'Days of Our Lives' Alison Sweeney Snags First Daytime Emmy Nomination, Talks Returning for 50th Anniversary

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Alison Sweeney spent 22 years portraying the character of Sami Brady on 'Days of Our Lives,' and this week she finally snagged her first Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress. Sweeney announced last year that she would be leaving the soap opera in order to pursue a multitude of other projects, but she remained totally invested in the character and her work until Days sent Brady off to start a new life in Hollywood, conveniently leaving the door open for the actress to return. She also talked about her return for the show's 50th anniversary. Why did this year click for Sweeney and what made her scenes stand out enough to merit an Emmy nod? Even she is not exactly sure.READ MORE

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'Days of Our Lives' Has Hired New Writers to Save It From Cancellation Later This Year

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Fans of "Days of Our Lives" have been really concerned lately because the recent storylines have not been working and the proof has been in the dismal ratings. The most vocal fans have been rallying for change, as they have watched old favorite characters get phased out in favor of newer ones. Apparently the powers-that-be have listened and agreed because a swift change has been made in the soap's head writers. New head writers have been hired to save the soap from cancellation later this year.READ MORE

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Eileen Davidson is Emerging as the Breakout Star on the 'RHOBH'

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When the current season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" premiered a few months ago, everyone sort of expected Lisa Rinna to be the new cast member that was an instant hit, and she has been. Rinna is fun and it kind of seems like anything goes when she's on camera. She's also super-focused on not only her family, but keeping her career in Hollywood going any way that she can. Fellow soap star, Eileen Davidson, wasn't even introduced to the audience until the third episode and she just kind of clicked with the audience, to the point that she's now considered to be the breakout star of the show.READ MORE

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Soap Star Freddie Smith Pleads Guilty to a String of Charges Including Vehicular Assault, Could Face 2 Years in Prison

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"Days of our Lives" star Freddie Smith has plead guilty in an Ohio court to a string of charges stemming from an Oct. 7 accident that critically injured his girlfriend, Alyssa Tabit. The actor was allegedly drunk when he got behind the wheel after leaving a wedding reception with Tabit. Smith is accused of misjudging a turn and crossing the center line of State Route 84 before hitting a culvert which caused the car to flip end-over-end.READ MORE

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Soap Star Eileen Davidson Finally Made Her Much-Anticipated Debut on 'RHOBH'

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Bravo has been pretty smart in the way it has handled the newest season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." It purposely added two soap stars to the cast — Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson — but they spaced out their debuts, probably for maximum affect. Rinna was in on the action with the rest of the cast right from the season premiere, but it waited until the third episode for Davidson's debut. While nothing too traumatic went down last night, Dec. 2, between Davidson and anyone else, we already know from the trailer that she and Rinna have at least one glass-throwing incident and they are not exactly the best of friends at all. They crossed paths years ago on "Days of Our Lives" and clearly never gelled. It is pretty obvious already that Bravo is expecting Davidson to cause some friction among the ladies, and that seems to be a role she is already comfortable playing.READ MORE

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'RHOBH's' Scores Highest Ratings for Premiere in Years Thanks To the Addition of Soap Stars' Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson

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It looks like Bravo and Andy Cohen got their wish. Season five of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" premiered last week and the numbers look really good. 2 million households tuned in to catch up with the ladies and that is a 25% ratings increase over last season. While series regulars Lisa Vanderpump, Brandi Glanville, Yolanda Foster, Kyle Richards and Kim Richards all returned it was likely the newcomers that helped to give those numbers a boost.READ MORE

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Lisa Rinna Claims That 'RHOBH' Is Similar to 'Melrose Place,' Just Without the Script

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When "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" returns to Bravo this evening for its fifth season, there will be two new faces joining the cast that will be quite familiar to many viewers. Both Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson have played hugely popular soap characters with a great daytime television following. Obviously, Bravo is hoping this will translate into fantastic ratings right out of the gate, and it probably has every reason to believe that that can happen. Rinna left "Days of Our Lives" back in the 1990s to hop over to a plumb role on the original "Melrose Place" and, according to an interview with E!, being on "RHOBH" feels similar to that gig. "This is very close to doing "Melrose Place" without a script in your hand. Like everything in life, it's all about timing. It's funny, when I went on to "Melrose Place" it was Year 5. This is Year 5 of "Housewives" ... To be honest with you, after talking about it with my husband, it's been a really great gig for me. It felt right, to be honest with you ... and I like an adventure, I was looking for an adventure."READ MORE

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'General Hospital' Star Kimberly McCullough to Direct New Disney Channel Series 'KC Undercover' Starring Zendaya

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When Kimberly McCullough left her role as Robin Scorpio on "General Hospital" earlier this year, the actress said she wanted to branch out and focus on working on the other side of the camera as a director. McCullough took part in ABC's 2012-14 Directing Program, and it was just announced that she has landed her first real directing gig. McCullough will be directing an upcoming episode of "KC Undercover," Disney Channel's new comedy starring Zendaya Coleman. McCullough announced the news via her official Twitter and, ironically enough, she is not the only veteran soap star to decide to leave a plum acting job in favor of working behind the scenes. Allison Sweeney's final scenes as Sami Brady on "Days of Our Lives" aired last week, and after 22 years in character she, too, is excited to direct.READ MORE

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Eileen Davidson Admits That Filming 'RHOBH' Has Been 'Nerve Wracking' as Reports of Violence Among the Ladies Surface

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Fans of daytime television's Eileen Davidson will get to see her in primetime on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills beginning on Nov. 18. Rumor has it that filming the reality show has been quite a ride for the actress. After spending more than 30 years on soaps like The Young & the Restless and Days of our Lives this is the first time that her legion of fans will get to see her in action as herself. Up until this week, Davidson hadn't even confirmed that she was actually a new member of the "RHOBH's" cast.READ MORE

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Soap Vet Eileen Davidson's Run on 'Days of Our Lives' Is Wrapping Up Just in Time for Her Debut on 'RHOBH'

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Soap vet Eileen Davidson is one of the busiest women working in daytime television. She is currently starring on "The Young and the Restless" as Ashley Abbott, a character she created back in the 1980s. She is also filming for the upcoming season of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and later this week she will end her run on "Days of Our Lives" as the mischievous Kristen DiMera. Davidson had signed on to bring DiMera back to Salem for a quick three-month run and her storyline will wrap up Nov. 6 just in time for her debut on Bravo.READ MORE

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Soap Star Alison Sweeney Pens Goodbye Letter to 'Days of our Lives' Fans

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Alison Sweeney is a household name to any fan of daytime television. You don't have to be a Days of our Lives fan to appreciate the fact that she signed a contract with the show when she was barely old enough to drive and now, 22 years later she has finally decided to put her character of Sami Brady to rest, for now. While Sweeney actually filmed her final scenes last spring, her character was still onscreen until this past week when Sami and her kids left Salem for the bright lights of Hollywood. Fans of the actress are crushed to see her leave and as it turns out, the fan in Sweeney is going to miss Sami a lot too.READ MORE

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Soap Star Freddie Smith Finally Addresses Fans While Recovering After Near-Fatal Accident with Alyssa Tabit

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"Days of Our Lives" fans will be happy to hear that nearly three weeks after surviving a violent car crash, Feddie Smith is clearly on the mend. He and longtime girlfriend Alyssa Tabit were involved in a violent one-car crash in Kingsville Township, Ohio, earlier this month that left her in critical condition after undergoing emergency surgery. After a few weeks of silence, Smith finally reached out via his Facebook page to show a bit of gratitude, saying:READ MORE

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Soap Fans Bracing Themselves For Alison Sweeney's Departure From 'Days of Our Lives'

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Diehard fans of "Days of Our Lives" have known that Alison Sweeney shot her final scenes as Sami Brady several months ago and they have patiently waited for it to play out onscreen. Now that there are only a few days left for Sweeney to appear onscreen and she has spent months settling in to her new normal life, the actress has taken some time to reflect on everything.READ MORE

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