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Janet Di Lauro


With a career in daytime television that has spanned over 30 years, Janet Di Lauro was the West Coast Editor of Soap Opera Weekly magazine from the publication’s debut in 1989 through 2010, before beginning her tenure as a contributing writer at Soap Opera Digest in 2016. She was also the DAYS OF OUR LIVES entertainment guide at from 2011-16, and was a contributing writer on People magazine’s collector’s edition bookazines: a 50th anniversary special on DAYS and a 30th anniversary special on B&B. Over the years, she has interviewed daytime’s biggest stars from DAYS’s Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn (Marlena and John) to AMC’s Susan Lucci (Erica), GH’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Y&R’s Eric Braeden (Victor), as well as appeared as a guest commentator on INSIDE EDITION and SOAP TALK. In addition to her work in daytime, Janet, who graduated from Seton Hall University with BA in Communications, also served as a contributing editor on the tween publication Pixie, was a guest commentator on Inside Edition and SOAP TALK, and has been a contributing writer at since 2013. She can be found on Twitter/X @JanetD1986 and authors the Facebook page About Days of our Lives Fans.

Dan Feuerriegel, Greg Rikaart, Peter Porte
Exclusive DAYS OF OUR LIVES Preview: Leo Learns The Truth!
Truth Be Told: Dimitri (Peter Porte, c., with Dan Feuerriegel as EJ, l.) delivers shocking news to Leo (Greg Rikaart). Sloan finally gets EJ to agree to let Dimitri turn himself in in exchange for setting Leo free, and she delivers the good news to Leo. “In typical police fashion, they had been trying to Read More
Arianne Zucker
Performer Of The Week: DAYS OF OUR LIVES's Arianne Zucker
Performer Of The Week Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) As Nicole struggled to come to terms with the cruel hand fate dealt her, the death of her newborn son, Arianne Zucker delivered a mesmerizing performance, completely embodying her character’s deep grief and heartache. At the hospital, EJ assured his wife that Dimitri, the Read More
Greg Vaughan
Exclusive: DAYS OF OUR LIVES's Greg Vaughan On Eric's Baby Drama!
What were your initial thoughts about delving into another baby swap story, with Nicole’s baby being taken and given to Eric and Sloan? “I just wanted to see the end all, be all. Where were we going? I did a baby switch back with Brady and Kristen, when Sarah and Eric were together. I didn’t Read More
Linsey Godfrey, Paul Telfer
Relive The Romance Of DAYS's Sarah and Xander
Drake Hogestyn
Scene And Heard: Drake Hogestyn (John, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
Despite his decades of experience in the daytime medium, Drake Hogestyn (John, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) isn’t one to dole out advice to the show’s newcomers. However, he will dole out a compliment when something really strikes him. “I have the monitor on. I’m always watching the show when I’m at the studio,” notes Hogestyn. “I want Read More
Greg Vaughan, Jessica Serfaty
Exclusive: DAYS's Greg Vaughan Previews Eric's DNA Baby Drama!
None The Wiser: Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) works to cover her tracks with Eric (Greg Vaughan). Eric and EJ must work together to dissuade Nicole of the notion that Eric’s son is her child that “died”, unaware that the distraught mother is spot-on with her suspicions. “There’s a situation that occurs at the square,” explains Greg Vaughan Read More
John Kapelos, Stephen Nichols
Exclusive: DAYS OF OUR LIVES Stephen Nichols On Steve's Mission!
Criminal Exposure: Steve (Stephen Nichols) has a gut feeling that Konstantin (John Kapelos) can’t be trusted.   Upon returning from Greece with John, Steve tells Kayla what they learned: that Konstantin has been lying about his past relationship with Victor. Sets up Stephen Nichols (Steve), “In Greece, Steve and John speak to several locals about Konstantin, who all Read More
Marci Miller
Whoa, Baby! Memorable DAYS OF OUR LIVES Baby-Swapping Tales
Ashley Puzemis
DAYS OF OUR LIVES's Ashley Puzemis Previews Holly's Thanksgiving
Fowl Play: Tate (Jamie Martin Mann) interrupts Holly’s (Ashley Puzemis) holiday plans. What starts out as a dismal Thanksgiving for Holly takes a bright turn when Johnny realizes his stepsister is alone for the holiday and cancels his plans with Chanel to stay home and have dinner with her. “Holly doesn’t want to show it, but she’s over the moon Read More
Arianne Zucker
Exclusive: DAYS OF OUR LIVES's Arianne Zucker On Nicole's Baby Heartbreak
When this baby switch story came up in the script, did it evoke memories of the Nicole/Sami one, where Nicole were the perpetrator? And did you ever think, 15 years later, you’d be playing one again as the victim? “I never thought Nicole would be a goody two-shoes. I never thought they’d go there, but Read More
Steve Burton, Tamara Braun
Exclusive DAYS OF OUR LIVES Preview: Gil Assaults Ava!
Trust Fund: Ava (Tamara Braun) wishes she could spill all to Harris (Steve Burton). Confronted with a new demand from Gil – one of their dealers has been arrested and he wants Ava to steal Harris’s key to the police evidence room — Ava refuses. “I think it’s love,” offers Tamara Braun (Ava) regarding what gives Read More
Lucas Adams
Show And Tell With DAYS OR OUR LIVES's Lucas Adams
Tina Huang
Quick Take With Tina Huang (Melinda, DAYS)
It’s been a tough time for Melinda. Li was killed; EJ replaced her as DA. How is she feeling? “She had such a complicated relationship with Li, where she was always balancing where she wanted to be professionally and her professional goals and her ambitions. Everything she’d built her identity on was suddenly turned on Read More
Alison Sweeney
Birthday Parties: DAYS OF OUR LIVES Characters Born In November
Tina Huang
Exclusive DAYS Preview: Melinda "Steals" Nicole's Baby
  Stolen Treasure: Melinda (Tina Huang) comes up with a plan for Nicole’s baby. When Sloan learns her and Eric’s adoption has fallen through because the child’s birth mother learned of her unsavory reputation, she resolves to tell her husband the truth – that Nicole’s baby is really his. Melinda, however, tries to talk her Read More
Scene And Heard: DAYS'S Abigail Klein On "Dreamy" New Co-Star
Abigail Klein (Stephanie, DAYS) knew precious little about Blake Berris, formerly Nick, when she found out that he would be returning to the soap as her character’s ex-boyfriend, Everett. Well, except for the fact that “everybody knows him and everybody loves him,” the actress shares. “Everybody I talked to said he was super talented. Marnie Read More
Arianne Zuker, Greg Rikaart, Peter Porte
Exclusive DAYS OF OUR LIVES Preview: Nicole Gives Birth!
After their car crash, Leo insists that he and Dimitri check on the other driver. The pair is shocked when they find a dazed and confused Nicole, who begins going into premature labor. “During the accident, Nicole’s water breaks,” sets up Arianne Zucker (Nicole). “As a mom, she knows… She knows that the baby is coming.” Nicole turns to Leo and tells him he has to Read More
Kristian Alfonso, Tionne TBOZ Watkins, Lauren Leatherer
Eight Memorable DAYS OF OUR LIVES Stabbings
Stacy Haiduk
DAYS OF OUR LIVES’s Stacy Haiduk (Kristen) On Playing A Soap Troublemaker
Even before working in soaps, you’ve played a lot of bad girls. “Absolutely. My 20 years of acting in this business has been playing bad girls, although I did start out my career playing the sweet girl next door. But you get older and more mature, go through life, and your face changes. I think Read More
Jessica Serfaty Roman Serfaty Leonardo Maria del Vecchio
Scene And Heard: Jessica Serfaty (Sloan, DAYS OF OUR LIVES)
Jessica Serfaty (Sloan, DAYS) enjoyed a travel-filled summer. “We went all over Italy,” reports the actress, who’s engaged to Leonardo Maria Del Vecchio. “I feel like there’s not a rock unturned in Italy, [a place] that I haven’t seen. We literally went border to border. We did the entire Amalfi coast: We did Capri, we Read More