Saturday, June 15, 2024

Real Life Soap Opera: “Days of our Lives” Goes on 1 Week Break To Sort out Claims Against Executive Producer — Fans Want Him Out


“Days of our Lives,” the 58 year old soap, has gone on a one week break, which is very unusual.

But the Ken Corday produced show, in conjunction with Sony TV, has to sort out the saga of EP of Albert Alarr.

The show’s longtime EP has been accused of creating a toxic atmosphere backstage, with accusations of bullying and touching or groping actresses.

Alarr may be the reason actresses seem to come and go on the show almost without logic. There have been dozens of complaints about him that insiders say Corday has ignored over the years.

In a recent deleted post Lisa Rinna, outspoken as ever, complained about her recent return for a short run.

The older veteran actors on “Days” are exempt from Alarr’s behavior. It’s the young actresses who’ve had to put up with it.

Fans of “Days,” which NBC airs on Peacock now, are clear about how they feel: they want Alarr out ASAP. On Twitter, they can’t believe he hasn’t already been fired.

Missing a week of shooting on a daily soap is a big deal. Maybe when the break is over, Alarr will be, too. Stay tuned…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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