Mark the date. The Daytime Emmy Awards have been set for June 22. The festivities will be held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
The Creative Arts ceremony will take place on June 20 at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
The nominations will be announced on May 1. Last year, Days of Our Lives received two awards: Outstanding Drama Series and Younger Actor in a Drama Series, when Chandler Massey (ex-Will, right) took home the trophy for the second year in a row.
So far no television outlet has been secured to air the main awards show.
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Here's the latest Days of Our Lives comings and goings casting news.
Set your DVRs for April 24. That's the day General Hospital alum Alicia Leigh Willis (ex-Courtney) airs as Debra Frazer, a woman from Liam's past. She'll share scenes with Arianne Zucker (Nicole).
Look for character actress Bonita Friedericy (Chuck and Un-Real) to appear as Monica, this week.
Also, Gary Kraus plays Don the locksmith, on April 24.
For those who have inquired about the familiar face who turned up as Giselle Van Hopper on Friday, April 21, it was Vanessa Branch. The actress is best known as the Orbit gum spokesperson in television commercials. Branch also played Paige and Alison's great great great grandmother Rebecca during the Secrets and Superstition arcs on Port Charles in 2002.
It was a touted as a must-see episode. One of Salem's most explosive storylines was about to reach a stunning climax, when Sami discovered EJ cheated on her with Abigail.
But halfway through the drama, viewers discovered it was a fantasy. After imagining the worst case scenario -- Sami finding out about his affair and Abigail actually turning up pregnant -- EJ snapped back to reality. Sami never saw the compromising photo of her fiance and Abigail, and all was well in engagement land.
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Days of Our Lives' Bryan Dattilo (Lucas) and his wife Elizabeth are tickled pink to announce they're expecting a baby girl. The child is due on June 19.
The couple revealed the news during a co-ed baby shower at their home on Saturday, when they cut the cake to reveal a pink filling. On hand for the festivities were family, friends and Days costars Lauren Koslow (Kate), Arianne Zucker (Nicole), Shawn Christian (Daniel) and Chrishell Stause (Jordan).
Also attending were Dattilo's 14-year-old son Gabe from his first marriage, as well as his actress sister Kristin Dattilo and her husband, screenwriter Jason Keller, and their daughters Eve and Quinn.
One of the highlights of the afternoon came when Dattilo's cousins Bill, Kathy and Steven Lively serenaded him and his wife with a surprise song - Joe Cocker's You Are So Beautiful - right after they revealed the sex of their baby.
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Marlena might be donning a cast in a few months, courtesy of a recent accident to Deidre Hall. The Days of Our Lives actress has broken her arm.
Hall shared the bad news on her Facebook page on Saturday, along with a photo of herself donning a sling.
She posted: "Grrrr. Took an annoying turn in my dance class and broke my wrist in two places. Possible surgery this week. Look for Marlena to have a broken wing in a few months! The good news??? I have wonderful people to dress me, style my hair and apply my make up!!! Broke it yesterday, spent the day in the ER and was at the theatre last night!!"
The show's powers-that-be are currently looking for a way to write in an injured arm for Marlena.
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Liam's plan to sabotage Daniel backfires, next week on Days of Our Lives, and it drives him crazy. So he gets a pistol and goes gunning for Jennifer.
Things start to unravel when Jennifer starts putting two and two together. She soon figures out what really happened to Daniel and tells him that she believes someone got the key to his apartment and planted pills there.
Upon getting wind of the above, Liam realizes his diabolical plan is falling apart and his obsession takes an ugly turn. He starts creepily muttering, "You know what you have to do," as he violently stabs a photo of Jennifer.
Liam goes off and fetches a gun. Then, he shows up at the Horton cabin. "What are you doing here?" asks an unsuspecting Jennifer, when he suddenly shows up at the front door.
She's about to figure it and quickly, as the perils of Jennifer take a dangerous turn.
You can watch the video clip, here.
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Monday, April 21
All hell breaks loose at the DiMera mansion.
DVR Alert: A compromising photograph of EJ and Abigail is discovered.
You can read more Monday through Friday spoilers, here.
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What's coming up in Salem? Check out these Days of Our Lives sneak peek pix for the week of April 21, 2014.
Among the highlights: Nicole uncovers startling information about Liam; Daniel pressures Theresa to confess; and Nick threatens Sami.
Check out the photo slide show, here.
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Alison Sweeney (Sami) posted a photo of the Soap Opera Digest cover that features a story about the special episode on Twitter. It includes interviews with Sweeney and James Scott (EJ) discussing how impressed they were with the script and exactly what happens.
Sweeney reveals that there's a lot of "emotion" and "anger," when Sami finds out about EJ's betrayal. Plus, Sami is genuinely stunned to learn her fiance cheated on her, believing this was a line EJ would never have crossed.
So does this mean the end for EJ and Sami? Apparently, not. Scott took to Twitter to assure Ejami fans there was still hope for the Salem duo.
"@TheDaysTruth @Ali_Sweeney ejami ain't over ;-) keep watching.." he tweeted.
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Lots went down in Salem, this week -- a career was seemingly ruined, a custody battle got underway, and an incriminating photo threatened to ruin one couple's dreams of happiness.
But which storyline do you think ranked #1? Weigh in on the top Days of Our Lives plot for the week of April 14, 2014.
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