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BREAKING NEWS: Top Days Producer Confirms Thaao's Exit; Does Corday Hate Hall and Hogestyn?

of Tony DiMera's demise (Or is it Andre?) appear to be true. TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco revealed in his Suds Report that Thaao Penghlis has indeed been fired.

Ratings stunt alert: The Suds Report has exclusively learned from high-level DAYS producers that one half of the Anna-Tony super-couple pairing will die in a  major murder mystery in March. The Suds Report can confirm that Thaao Penghlis (Tony) has been fired. So where does that leave Leann Hunley (Anna)?

In other Days scoop from Suds, Branco reveals shocking details concerning why Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn were allegedly fired from the NBC sudser. READ MORE

Nelson Branco on Jarlena Exit: "Sickening to Watch"

From somewhere adrift on Cameron Mathison's Love Boat, TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco filed his latest Nelson Ratings, where he took Ken "The Soap Opera Slayer" Corday and the rest of his den of vipers to task for their shoddy treatment of exiting daytime legends Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn during their final air show as Days of Our Lives' top couple John and Marlena.

Here's what the ever-bashful Canadian had to say: READ MORE

Entertainment Weekly.com Blasts Days' Utterly Awful John and Marlena Send Off

I'm saving my thoughts about John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall)'s tired ass exit from Days of Our Lives for the next CBS/Days Podcast, but here's what Entertainment Weekly.com's always entertaining Nicholas Fonseca had to say about it:

Days’ sendoff for the pair was a rush job, a pathetic train wreck that all but wrapped up a year-long storyline in about 20 minutes, but I can’t say I was surprised. The series has always treated its departing cast members with astonishing flippancy, and we longtime fans have come to expect this sort of masochistic abuse each and every time. I’m especially peeved that the Days brass couldn’t even figure out a way to give Hall and costar Alison Sweeney—who has arguably been Hall’s strongest, most effective scene partner since her arrival in 1993—one final scene. What a disgrace. "

It oughta be against the law for Dena Higley to write out so much as a shopping list.

DAYS Video Preview

Is it really true? Days of Our Lives is treating us to a week of John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall) flashbacks (I hope they found the good ones) and their hospital bedside wedding? Awww.... count me in! Can someone pass me the tissues please...

After seeing the preview, will you be tuning in?

DAYS Video Preview

In this week's NBC Days Video Preview, Daniel (Shawn Christian) and Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) have an illicit tryst while Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) remains clueless, and John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall) continue their journey back to each other, with a little bit of help from Brady (Eric Martsolf).

Are you going to tune in to celebrate the final "Days" of John and Marlena?

Days of Our Lives Flashback: The Time Is Near

People of the world - the time is near. For those living in a world without any form of public medium or access to soap opera news, Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall's final days are upon us in coming days on Days of Our Lives. As much as this decision hurt fans from everywhere, the inevitable is about to happen. In recent posts, particularly from myself, I have once again felt the desire to share another John and Marlena tribute video with the world. It's hard to come to grips with this news that this daytime supercouple is packing up and moving away from a town they have called home for so long. But like the saying goes, the world still turns and life must and will go on - with or without John and Marlena. We will watch with bated breath in hope the show will survive and revive it's fight to reign supreme in this flagship daytime drama. READ MORE