Days of Our Lives star Freddie Smith will be in Washington, D.C. on July 19 to “talk with legislatures about bullying, keeping sports programs in schools and foster care mentoring,” according to Soap Opera Digest.
The NBC soap star will take part in the event with Brooke Anderson and Nikki Blonksy at the Children Uniting Nations National Conference.
BEST - Anderson Cooper: The Silver Fox was definitely ready for a night on the town. Cooper could have literally gone from interviewing heads of states, right to the red carpet with this look. READ MORE
General Hospital’s Laura Wright, Sean Blakemore, Haley Pullos and Jen Lilley (pictured above) were among the soap stars and industry members who celebrated the 2012 Daytime Emmy nominees at the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception on June 14 by the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy (or Academy of Television Arts & Sciences).
Held at the SLS Hotel, the reception helped kick off the festivities leading up to daytime’s biggest night on June 23. See more photos after the jump!
Go Behind-The-Scenes of Will's Coming Out With Days of Our Lives' Chandler Massey, Bryan Datillo and Freddie Smith!By Jamey Giddens on April 03, 2012
The actors who play the three essential dudes in Will Horton's (Chandler Massey) coming out storyline on Days of Our Lives have sat down for a series of revealing, behind-the-scenes interviews for NBC.com. Check out what Bryan Datillo, who plays Will's dad Lucas Horton; Freddie Smith (Will's gay friend Jackson "Sonny" Kiriakis) and of course Massey himself, had to say about the powerful storyline after the jump!
Nominations for the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced this week and several soaps made the cut. In daytime, both Days of Our Lives and All My Children received nods for their LGBT storytelling.
This past season DAYS began the soap's first gay storyline featuring Freddie Smith as comfortably out college student Sonny Kiriakis and Chandler Massey as his tortured, closeted pal Will Horton. The final year of All My Children saw the soap's iconic lesbian character Bianca Montgomery (Christina Bennett Lind) fall in love for what was likely the last time, with previously hetero friend Marissa Tasker (Sarah Glendening). READ MORE