Classic Soaps

DAYS Flashback: Remembering Shane and Kim's Epic Love

As some of you may have heard, Shane Donovan (Charles Shaughnessy) and Kimberly Brady (Patsy Pease)— one of daytime's most beloved pairings of all time— are set to be reunited on Days of Our Lives soon. We long time DAYS fans know there is some unfinished business for these two starcrossed lovers. Shane and Kim's love story was forever tarnished back in 1992 when Shane was disastrously paired with Kim's sister Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), much to the disgust of viewers, resulting in backlash.

With an assortment of fan favourites makes their way back to Salem for Alice Horton's upcoming exit storyline and Bo (Peter Reckell) currently offscreen helping his big sister, Kim battle a medical crisis, there is a bit of a buzz around the Internet at the moment that Kim's cancer diagnosis may some how pave the way for a Shane and Kim reunion. But the question on everybody's lips is, will Shane and Kim be given a quickie reunion and head off into the sunset, or if perhaps they might hang around Salem and/or pop in from time to time, like the recently returned Wally Kurth and Judi Evans (Justin and Adrienne). I know I'm definitely hoping for the latter! Check out the video clip below recalling the couple's epic love story. READ MORE

Is Y&R Casting ANOTHER Dru-Droid?!

Here we go again... The Young and the Restless has placed a casting call for a 30-something, black female to hit the screen. Y&R's looking for someone who is characterized as, "blunt, street-smart, sassy and doesn't back down from a confrontation." The character for now is being called "Simone," but will hit Genoa City at the end of April.

Is this yet another Dru-like character the brass is bringing to the screen? We know how well that worked out last time, *cough Eva.* Sassy eh? Why are some characters listed as "sassy" in casting breakdowns while others are "no-nonsense"? SMH.

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Tina Sloan and Gil Rogers Star in Short Film: Oh My Love

Listen up Guiding Light fans! If you miss some of your favorite stars, take a peek at the new short film Oh My Love, featuring two of the former sudser's alumni, Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines) and Gil Rogers (Hawk Shayne). The two portray a couple struggling through life and growing older. Visit the official website for more information and check out the trailer after the jump.

DAYS Flashback: Goodbye Alice

Goodbye Alice. Let’s reflect and remember Frances Reid bringing the character of Alice Grayson Horton to our television sets for over 40 years and who passed away on February 3. Reid’s portrayal of the Horton matriarch Alice was the cornerstone of Days of our Lives, the pillar of the Horton family and the face of Salem.

On a personal level, I was saddened to hear the news when it broke across the daytime industry. I was overwhelmed with a sudden feeling of loss, a piece of my very own personal memory from my favourite soap on television now gone. Alice’s early life in 1965 Salem revolved around her five children, Addie (who in 1974 was killed), Mickey, Bill, Marie (who became a nun) and Tommy (who had been presumed dead in Vietnam). Alice was our donut queen, the beloved grandmother to many, including Hope Williams, Jennifer, Mike and Melissa Horton. Alice also shared a special bond with Addie’s two daughters, Hope and Julie and Mickey’s widow, Maggie Simmons Horton. READ MORE

DAYS Legend Frances Reid Dead at 95

Feb. 3 marks a sad day for the soap industry as Days of Our Lives legend Frances Reid (Alice Horton) has passed away at the age of 95. Word of the actresses passing first surfaced on Twitter via Soaptown USA and BuzzWorthy Radio, and was later confirmed by Days of Our Lives actresses Alison Sweeney and Nadia Bjorlin. Below are Sweeney and Bjorlin's tweets on Reid's passing.

Alison Sweeney:

Ali_Sweeney I'm so sad to hear the news about Frances Reid. She was a truly talented actress & and we are all lucky & proud to have known her. RIP READ MORE

Nadia Bjorlin:

RealNadiaB Rest in peace Frances Reid (Alice Horton). She was a great lady whom I feel honored to have known..the heart and soul of Days of our Lives.

Constance Towers Returns to General Hospital

I hope General Hospital fans are ready for a little bit more of the dark side to come their way. Constance Towers is set to reprise her role as super villain Helena Cassadine on the sudser, according to Soap Opera Digest. The actress returns to Port Charles during February Sweeps and will mix it up with Nikolas, Lucky and Elizabeth. What does Helena have up her sleeve this time?

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