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Ex- DAYS Star Deidre Hall Puts Rumors of Crystal Chappell Feud to Rest



In a blockbuster interview with TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco, ousted Days of Our Lives legend Deidre Hall (ex-Marlena) finally speaks out on her exit from the series she helped keep on the air for decades. Hall also addressed those pesky rumors of a feud between herself and Crystal Chappell (Carly), which have followed both actresses since Chappell originally left DAYS in 1993.

TVG: Speaking of relationships, in a recent interview with Crystal Chappell [Ed. Note: click here for the interview], I asked her about the reported feud between you both. She said, “If there were issues with Deidre, I didn’t know about them. I would guess that she didn’t like me very much, but I could be wrong about that. I was a troubled young person. I was overworked. I made a lot of problems for myself. I was suicidal. I was in a very, very bad place. I left, not because I thought I’d be a big star; I left because I needed to get my health back. As for the rifts, I don’t know. I was very miserable to be around at that time. I spent most of time in between DAYS and One Life in therapy.” Do you have a reaction?
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Roark Critchlow Says DAYS Must "Let The Show Grow"


Former Days of our Lives star Roark Critchlow (ex-Mike) chatted with TV Guide Magazine about his appearance on ABC's new smash hit V, and the subject of his old alma mater came up. The actor gave his thoughts on the ousting of DAYS fan favorites Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall .His answer may surprise you!

But were you shocked that Days dumped Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John)?

I try to look at things from a production standpoint, and if they have created a core of younger cast members with a loyal following who does not care about John and Marlena that it sort of makes sense. Do they want to continue serving the older audience? People are passing away so you’ve got to let the show grow.
 

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Deidre Hall and J.R. Martinez at Iraq Star 2009 "A Night of Honour"

Deidre Hall, Leslie Smith, Marla Maples and J.R. Martinez

Deidre Hall, All My Children's J.R. Martinez and  Dr. Phil McGraw were just a few of celebrities who came out for Iraq Star 2009 "A Night of Honour", a benefit to raise money for surgeries that help veterans "gain back their pre-war lives, to assist them in holding their heads high, and help them return to their homes and careers." For more information on the benefit and how you can support our veterans visit Iraq Star. View more photos from the benefit after the jump. READ MORE

DAYS May be Improving, but Ken Corday is Still a Blithering Idiot



Memo to Days of Our Lives' publicity team. Put a muzzle on your figure head. Althought DAYS has been getting better these last few months— thanks, we hear, to the vision of  co-excutive producer Gary Tomlin, along with co-head writer Chris Whitesell's ability to make up for Dena Hackley's shortcomings—every single time Corday opens his yap to insult his own show's fans it only confirms what a complete and utter tool Corday really is. Here's what the Soap Opera Slayer had to say to disgruntled fans of the two most popular couples in DAYS history— John and Marlena and Patch and Kayla— in this week's Soap Opera Digest:

"For the ardent John and Marlena and Patch and Kayla fans, great, you can still see them at their luncheons,. That was then, this is now." READ MORE

Blast From the Past: Jake "The Salem Strangler" Kositchek


You know the saying, "You learn something new every day"? Well, I learned something new today reading Seriously? OMG! WTF?. I would have never known that Heroes star Jack Coleman (Noah Bennet aka HRG) was Jake "The Salem Strangler" Kositchek on Days of Our Lives.  Isn't it ironic that he went from being a strangler to hunting down Sylar on Heroes? Watching this clip really made me wish for better days on Days of Our Lives. Hopefully some day thing will improve.

If Jess Walton Takes A Permanent "Sick Day," Who Should Play Jill On The Young and the Restless?


If the unthinkable were to occur and The Young and the Restless' Jess Walton doesn't come back after her "illness," who would you like to fill the role? Online speculation has Anna Stuart and Victoria Wyndham in the running, while Daytime Confidential's Jamey suggests General Hospital's Jane Elliot. Just to throw a couple other stilettos into the ring, what about Linda Dano or Deidre Hall with dye job? While discussing it with Jamey he couldn't resist the fantasy, "Imagine Deidre Hall opposite Eileen Davidson once again," he told me. 

Who would you like to see as Jill?