Soap Opera Digest is reporting that TV and film icon Frances Fisher has landed a role on Days of Our Lives. Fisher, best known for her work in Academy Award-winning films Unforgiven and Titanic, (and being Clint Eastwood's baby mama) will play Gladys, a neighbour of Sami's (Alison Sweeney). Fisher will begin airing in Feb. 2011. The actress is no stranger to daytime television; she starred as Det. Deborah Saxon on The Edge of Night from 1976-81 and made an appearance on Guiding Light back in 1985 as Suzette.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Days of Our Lives and The Biggest Loser star Alison Sweeney along with co-stars Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper are currently holding an eBay auction to raise money for their striking crew. Trainers Michaels and Harper are offering bids for a one-on-one personal training session for an hour, while Sweeney is auctioning three private lunches with her. All of the money raised will be given to the BL Strike Relief Fund. The Biggest Loser crew is on strike in order to become unionized via the IATSE.
How far is Rafe going to go to cover up the fact that Sami shot E.J.?
As far as he needs to. In Rafe’s mind, what she did was justifiable. The only thing that he has reservations about is that in reality [E.J.] is the father of these children and obviously that’s a difficult thing but the guy is so successful at manipulating people and driving them crazy that in Rafe’s mind he took what was already an unstable woman i.e. Sami and drove her to a point where what she did was rational, after he had kidnapped one of her children then threatened that he was going to take the other. What mother wouldn’t lose it? It’s not like she went there pre-meditated to shoot him. She went there and he was passed out with a gun, so how convenient. He’ll do what he can to protect her.
Those NYC-based guys from We Love Soaps TV skipped town for a trip to sunny SoCal and the recent Day of DAYS event. While at the annual festivities, Damon L. Jacobs snagged a chat with one of Days of Our Lives' most popular stars, Alison Sweeney, who this coming January 6 will celebrate 18 years of scheming, DNA switching, terrorist regime-assisting and romancing, as Samantha Jean Brady. Check out the interview after the jump: READ MORE
Deadline is reporting labor disputes have caused production of NBC's hit reality challenge The Biggest Loser, hosted by Days of Our Lives star Alison Sweeney, to shut down.
Production on NBC's veteran reality series The Biggest Loser has been put on hold following a walkout by the show's crew in an effort to unionize. I hear that representatives from IATSE, the union that represents most film and TV crew members, showed up on the set of The Biggest Loser last night and led the crew off the set. As a result, filming on the show was suspended. READ MORE
Days of our Lives star Alison Sweeney (pictured above with son Ben), former DAYS co-star Lisa Rinna with hubby Harry Hamlin and CSI: Miami and ex-All My Children star Eva La Rue, popped up at the 17th Annual Dream Halloween Benefiting Children Affected by AIDS at Barker Hanger on Saturday, October 30 in Santa Monica. See photos of them after the jump and check out more pictures of Jamie Lee Curtis, Brooke Burke, Niecy Nash, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott at Pop Confidential. READ MORE