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Exclusive: Chandler Massey Talks About His Sudden, Controversial Exit From Days or Our Lives

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Two-time Emmy winner Chandler Massey filmed his final scenes as Days of Our Lives' gay heartthrob Will Horton on Friday, Aug. 23 — only he didn't know they were his last until he was summoned at the end of his work day to the office of Greg Meng, the soap's co-executive producer. During this meeting, Meng informed Massey, who had been planning to depart the NBC soap when his contract expired in December, that he would have to leave immediately because a replacement had already been hired. Massey exited the studio sans fanfare — no farewell party, no goodbyes, no nothing — and sources close to the young actor say he was devastated and in tears. His last episode will air on or around Dec. 31. read more

Days of Our Lives to Replace Chandler Massey

Chandler Massey

Chandler Massey shot his last scene as Will Horton on Friday, Gay Star Newsreports. The Days of Our Lives actor was let out of his four-year contract more than three months early, but the role of Will is going to be recast.

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Is Days of Our Lives' Judi Evans the New Monster Mom of Salem?

Judi Evans

Mother knows best — but it's making Days of Our Lives' Adrienne Kiriakis a pariah in her own family. The hell-bent matriarch, played by Emmy winner Judi Evans, is determined to get her gay son, Sonny (Freddie Smith), away from his lover, Will (Chandler Massey), and that has the two young men — and their many fans — in a tizzy. Won't anyone come to Adrienne's defense? Evans will! TV Guide Magazine spoke with the luminous star about her sudden "villainy" and the unusual, real-world job that keeps her in life in check. Get this: She's in the funeral biz!

TV Guide Magazine: How did your character go from totally cool supermom to Salem's public enemy No. 1? read more

Fearless Predictions: Who Will Take Home the Daytime Emmys

Katherine Kelly-Lang

Here it is folks — that annual exercise in utter foolishness and certain humiliation known as my Daytime Emmy predictions! But, hey, don't take my word for anything. For the first time ever, you fans can watch the reels that each nominated show and star submitted to the blue-ribbon panels by going to HLNtv.com. And don't miss the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing live on HLN from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, June 16 (8/7c). Suds-sational!

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Video Exclusive: Will and Sonny Finally Have Sex on Days of Our Lives

Chandler Massey, Freddie Smith

Get out your calendars. After months and months of frustrating delays, false starts and countless emotional pitfalls, Days of Our Lives' Will and Sonny will finally make love on the NBC soap's Nov. 14 episode. And — steam alert! — TV Guide Magazine has this exclusive video preview of what's sure to be a very talked-about scene (below).

"The Will and Sonny fans have waited a long time for this but the delay has been a good thing," says Freddie Smith, who plays Sonny. "It's allowed the audience to get to know our characters and to get to a place where they are really rooting for them to get together. I don't expect anyone will think the sex scene is controversial. Hopefully, we're past that. This isn't a story about two gay guys. It's about two human beings who truly love each other."

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First Look: Days of Our Lives' Will and Sonny Share a Kiss — And This Time It's Official!

Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith

This isn't the first time Days of Our Lives buddies Will and Sonny have technically locked lips. Their first kiss, which aired last month on the NBC soap, was such a hot awkward mess it sent Will straight to bed with (gasp!) a girl. But TV Guide Magazine now has the first look at the real deal. And it's going to change Days history.

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General Hospital, Today Top Daytime Emmys

Jonathan Jackson and Anthony Geary

General Hospital won big at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, walking away with five trophies, including best drama series.

ABC's last remaining soap also won for best drama directing team, best actor for Anthony Geary (his record seventh win), best supporting actress for Nancy Lee Grahn and best supporting actor for longtime fan favorite Jonathan Jackson. Jackson left the series after... read more

Daytime Emmy Scoop and Fearless Predictions

Anthony Geary

Apparently, we had nothing to worry about. There was a collective sigh of relief in the daytime TV community last month when it was announced that the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards would air Saturday, June 23 on cable channel HLN (8/7c). Up until then, it was widely believed the awards — which no network wanted — would go untelevised or end up on the Internet. But Malachy Wienges, chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, tells TV Guide Magazine that he "always had two backup plans in place — including one with Reelz — if the HLN [deal] didn't happen. We would never have let these awards leave television."

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Days of Our Lives Scoop: Lucas Beds Sami! Bryan Dattilo Dishes His Return to Salem

Days of our Lives

Longtime audience favorite Bryan Dattilo returns to Days of Our Lives Feb. 29 as prodigal screwup Lucas Horton, a character who left Salem two years ago to take a high-powered job in Hong Kong. The reason for Dattilo's exit from the NBC soap is quite another story! The actor gave TV Guide Magazine the juicy scoop on his termination, his comeback and the latest chapter in the Lucas-Sami sexcapades.
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Exclusive: Chandler Massey Delivers Scoop on His Days of Our Lives Coming Out Plot

Chandler Massey

He's sure no poster boy for GLAAD. Will Horton, the Days of Our Lives teenager played by Chandler Massey, is gay and deeply, desperately in denial about it. And his coming-out story won't take the politically safe route. Days currently has another young gay character — Will's friend Sonny, played by former 90210 star Freddie Smith — who is out and proud and inspiringly comfortable in his own skin. But Will's saga will be packed with guilt, rage, violence, drinking and blackmail — and that's weeks before the kid even has his first gay kiss! TV Guide Magazine spoke with Massey to get some exclusive deets on where this landmark plot is headed. Spoiler warning!

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