4 items from 2011
Consider this a PopWatch PSA: If there’s a holiday film you look forward to seeing each year, start checking the listings now. You don’t want to get a confessional e-mail from your friend Robb the morning after titled “My Hallmark Night” detailing how he stayed up late watching TV movies, including one of your favorites, 1999′s A Season for Miracles (starring Carla Gugino as the aunt who goes on the run with her niece and nephew to keep the kids together, David Conrad as the cop who falls for her, and Patty Duke as the angel who Spoiler Alert! »
- Mandi Bierly
Daytime dramas may be facing tough times, but the 45-year old NBC soap Days of Our Lives is taking steps to remain relevant and attract new viewers. They're generating some major buzz by turning to an underrepresented group – the gays.
This summer saw college-aged Sonny Kiriakis (played by Freddie Smith) pop up in the fictional town of Salem. The character is out and unapologetic about his orientation, and he's been busy befriending (and battling homophobia with) some of the younger set on the show.
While Sonny did have to tell some family members and residents that he was gay, the show let Sonny be a self-assured, confident young man who wasn’t about let anyone’s issue with his sexuality push him back in the closet.
The story coming up for goody-two-shoes Will Horton (Chandler Massey), however, is going to be fueled with much more angst and drama. Will apparently »
- Jim Halterman
John and Marlena’s Salem homecoming is (finally) upon us.
TVLine recently spoke to Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn, the suds vets behind daytime’s power couple, about their much anticipated return to NBC’s Days of Our Lives this Monday — a comeback that appears, at least for the moment, to be a happy one.
Tvline | Talk a little about what fans can expect from your respective returns to Salem.
Hall | Besides Drake and I coming back, there are lots of characters returning. Days‘ core family is once again going to be there for viewers, with the show doing family stories that are reality-driven. »
- Megan Masters
Fourteen of your favorite daytime television actors will appear at a charity event at the Hard Rock Hollywood/Citywalk to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (Lls)
Among those scheduled to attend are “Days of our Lives” actors Alison Sweeney (Sami), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Molly Burnett (Melanie), Shawn Christian (Daniel), Galen Gering (Rafe), Mark Hapka (Nathan), James Scott (Ej), Crystal Chappell (Carly), Bren Foster (Quinn), Francisco San Martin (Dario), Judy Evans (Adrienne), “Young and the Restless” actors Christian Leblanc (Michael), Michael Muhney (Adam), and “Bold and the Beautiful” actor Brandon Beemer (Owen).
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4 items from 2011
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