On The Stands: Soap Opera Digest



The cover says it all for me.   

If you haven't read it you may want to pick up a copy of the latest Soap Opera Digest. Joseph Mascolo, the man, the legend, the ICON who's played one of daytime's ultimate villain Stefano DiMera for over 20 years has been let go from Days Of Our Lives. The news first broke in the tabloid Globe Magazine, and many (including myself) were taking it with a grain of salt since well... it's THE GLOBE! We obviously need to stop dissin' the rag,  for this story anyways. Mascolo's firing comes off of the heels of his father's passing.

From SOD, Mascolo says: "From my point of view, as much as  I love [Executive Producer] Ken Corday. I am so deeply ashamed of what he allowed to happen to one of the greatest characters they ever had in Stefano," sighs Mascolo, who spoke to Digest shortly after the death of his beloved father, Peter, who lived to a remarkable 106.

Also inside the revealing interview, Mascolo talks about being wooed back to Days after a 10 year absence from the show to what it will take to be brought back to Days again.  So much for the Phoenix rising again!

Maybe this is just a temporary thing and Stefano will be back on our screens again? Days is famous for punking viewers. Sounds like this is the time for the people over at  Bold and the Beautiful to pick up that phone and call Joe to come on back or maybe the Young and The Restless can snatch him up? Can't you see Joe playing a character going head to head against Eric Braden's Victor?

 

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daisyclover1938's picture
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I have no doubt that Stefano/Joseph will return to DAYS someday. Until then, I wouldn't mind him coming back to B&B to slap some sense into his slutty son Nick. And maybe romancing Steph??

THEBEST's picture
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He is needed at B&B. Stefano will be back, it's never the end for him.

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The way joe was let go daisyclover i dont see him returning to days anytime soon.Guess he'll stay in the state marlena put him in

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I wish they'd give Stefano a proper sendoff and just be done with him for good. I don't feel like Stefano is necessary for Days anymore, but he needs to be written off properly and not just go out Jan-Spears-style.

daisyclover1938's picture
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gush900, what they did to him was lousy. But I'll bet anything that in a couple of years (if DAYS is still here *sniff*) TIIC will grovel at his feet, offer him a sweetheart deal, and he'll be back! At least I hope so...

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I will miss Stefano Dimera but I hope that B&B picks him up and take Stephanie away from "Honey-Bear or GH can make him Mikkos Cassidine and have the Cassidines back in action. Luke,I was wondering since you love the Cassidines, that GH should sign Joseph to be Mikkos and revive the Cassidine dynasty and make evil fun again.

siomonstuart2003

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For whatever reason, the Globe has been on top of things lately as far as scoops on soap exits. Someone said they first announced Forbes March was leaving, too. Quite bizarre. I don't know that I've ever opened up a copy, but maybe I'll wear a disguise to the grocery store and check one out some day. Smile

THEBEST's picture
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I could totally see JM as Mikkos Casssadine!

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AlistairCrane's picture
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I read a rumour that someone is going to pull the plug on Stefano (we won't see Joe) and there will be a "who killed Stefano" summer murder mystery.