BREAKING NEWS: Jay Kenneth Johnson and Shelley Hennig BOTH Leave DAYS!

Another day, another DAYS exit. Soap Opera Digest is reporting that both Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip) and Shelley Hennig are leaving Days of Our Lives. The actors have decided to leave on their own accord with Hennig telling the mag,
"It just feels right," says Hennig of why she's taking off after four years. "I have been preparing for this for awhile, so I have said my mental good-byes. I will miss the faces I see here every day, but everybody has been really encouraging and has embraced my decision.... I feel like I'm going out with a bang after last week's air shows and I feel great about it creatively and I am thankful to the writers for giving me that. It's been a lot of fun to play and I wouldn't change anything."

A Wedding to Die For on DAYS

Boy oh boy I can't decide which February sweeps wedding I'm looking forward to most. Is it the wedding of Melanie (Molly Burnett) and Philip (Jay Kenneth Johnson) on Days of our Lives where Vivian (Louise Sorel) is conspiring to kill Melanie OR Jack (Peter Bergman) and Emily's (Stacy Haiduk) wedding on The Young and the Restless where Patty is out to get the happy couple? Watch the DAYS promo after the jump.

Day of DAYS at Universal Studios Hollywood Photos

Joseph Mascolo and Crystal Chappell
Days of our Lives pulled out all the stops once again for the Day of Days event at Universal Studios Hollywood this past weekend. Fan's favorite stars, including: Alison Sweeney, Arianne Zucker, Billy Hayes, Bryan Dattilo, Casey Deidrick, Crystal Chappell, Dylan Patton, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, James Scott, Jay Kenneth Johnson, James Reynolds, Joseph Mascolo, Lauren Koslow, Lindsay Hartley, Louise Sorel, Mark Hapka, Molly Burnett, Nadia Bjorlin, Peggy McCayPeter Reckell, Renee Jones, Shelley Hennig, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Suzanne Rogers, Taylor Spreitler and Terrell Ransom Jr. turned out for the event.

I don't know about you, but that picture of Joseph Mascolo, holding the young child, may be one of the most adorable pictures I've seen. See more photos from the event after the jump.

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DAYS’ Philip and Stephanie:The Couple Who Got Me Over GH’s Liason (VIDEO)

Just when I thought the days of a soap opera couple stealing my heart, sucking me in and making me— for a second— look beyond all the back stage shenanigans that are generally much more interesting than anything we're seeing on our screens these days, comes a couple like Days of Our Lives' Philip (Jay Kenneth Johnson) and Stephanie (Shelley Hennig).

My love for this couple certainly didn't happen over night. In fact it has rather taken me by surprise. I'm sure many Daytime Confidential readers and podcast listeners remember me uttering TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco's trademark phrase "hair model" in the same sentence with Hennig's name on more than one occassion over the past year and a half, and are currently experiencing jolts of anticipated carpal tunnel as they rush to log in to tell, er type me so, but what can I say? Opinions change.