DAYS and AMC Stars Support Samantha’s Friends


Current and former Days of Our Lives stars Molly Burnett, Casey Deidrick, Mark Hapka, Lauren Boles, Terrell Ransom Jr. and a sunglass rocking Suzanne Rogers (pictured above) were among the DAYS and All My Children stars who attended the Samantha’s Friends fundraiser at Henry’s Hat on June 4, in Los Angeles.  For more on Samantha’s Friends and how you can help, visit Samathas-Friends.org.



Sneak Peek at Lifetime Movie Network’s Seven Deadly Sins, Starring DAYS’ Alum Rachel Melvin!



It looks like Pretty Little Liars' Ashley Benson (ex-Abby, DAYS) isn't the only Salem High graduate helping to bring a popular YA novel series to the small screen. Benson's former costar Rachel Melvin (ex-Chelsea, DAYS) stars in Lifetime Movie Network's miniseries adaptation of the Seven Deadly Sins books from Robin Wasserman.

Melvin portrays the role of Kaia Sellers, a scheming transfer student who takes on Harper Grace (Dreama Walker) for the title of ultimate Queen Bee,that is when she isn't stealing her friend Beth's (Emma Lahana) boyfriend Adam (Jared Keeso), and/or trying to seduce her French teacher, Mr. Powell (played by Santa Barbara alum Eric Close). All I can say is don't call me this Sunday and Monday (May 23 and 24) at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, because I will be watching LMN! Check out a  sneak peek from Seven Deadly Sins after the jump.

Rachel Melvin in Heroes Season Premiere



Rachel Melvin made a short-lived appearance on the season premiere of Heroes' fourth season. In it, she portrayed Claire's ambitious college roommate Annie, with a career trejectory chart and everything. Annie's unexplained death set up what may be a subplot for the rest of the season as Claire investigates Annie's death with her second roommate.

Did you watch the season premiere of Heroes? If so, be sure to grade it at TV Fan Online.

36th Annual Daytime Emmy Ladies, Classics


Many of daytime's popular actresses chose classic black, grey or silver on The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy red carpet. Nadia Bjorlin looked amazing in black . Outstanding Supporting Actress winner Tamara Braun–who won for her role on Days of Our Lives–chose a sultry grey. See what Days of Our LivesShelley Hennig and Rachel Melvin, Guiding Light's Kim Zimmer, The Young and the Restless'  Elizabeth Hendrickson, Tracey Bregman and Brenda Dickson, As the World Turns'  Terri Colombino, Julie Pinson, Kelley Menighan Hensley, General Hospital's Laura Wright and The Bold and the Beautiful's Ashley Jones chose to wear HERE.

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Bless Rachel Melvin, For She Has “Sins”


Rachel Melvin has been a busy young woman since leaving Days of Our Lives. In addition to signing on as Hayden Panettiere's college roomate on Heroes, Melvin has landed a role in the upcoming Lifetime Movie Network miniseries Sins, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Starring Gossip Girl's Dreama Walker, Sins is a contemporary look at the seven deadly sins. Sound raunchy! 

Thanks to Daniel for the heads up! 

DC Exclusive: Ex-DAYS Star Blake Berris on How His Emmy Nod Made Him Burn Breakfast



Of all the head-scratching 2009 Daytime Emmy nominations, I was glad to see the Academy got a few nods right. Two of those were former Days of Our Lives breakout stars Blake Berris (ex-Nick) and his real life pal Rachel Melvin (ex-Chelsea), who were nominated in the Best Younger Male Lead and Best Younger Female Lead categories respectively. From his very first air show, I knew the immensely-talented, theater-vetted Berris would stand out in Salem.

Melvin managed the unthinkable during her time on DAYS. She made me to finally forgive her character for mowing down the child of my favorite couple ever. Melvin infused Chelsea, a character that could have been a token, one-note, prototypical DAYS villainess, with tons of heart. I really don't even remember when it happened but before I knew it, I had stopped loathing Chelsea, and came to see her as a viable, bonafide heroine, and that is to Melvin's credit.  I caught up with Berris who shared with Daytime Confidential how he learned of his nomination from Melvin, and how it caused him to wreck a meal.