'Days of Our Lives' Stalwart to Be Honored for Service
'Days of Our Lives' Stalwart to Be Honored for Service
James Reynolds, who has spent over two decades as law enforcer Abe Carver on NBC's Days of Our Lives, is being honored for his service as a Marine and Vietnam War veteran.

Before becoming an actor, Reynolds joined the Marines out of high school, where he quickly became a reporter for the service newspaper, while assigned to the Information Service Office.  He continued with his journalistic duties in the Vietnam War, conducting battlefield reporting alongside his combat responsibilities.

According to Soap Central, Reynolds will be honored by the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Veteran Affairs and Armed Services Committee for his contributions to the U.S. Armed Forces, during their third annual Veteran's Day luncheon on Saturday, November 10.  The ceremonies will take place at the Barnsdall Art Gallery & Cultural Center in Los Angeles.  The event pays homage to different levels of sacrifice and contribution by veterans in the areas of community, business, history and celebrity.

In other news, season 4 of SOAPnet's I Wanna Be a Soap Star ended Tuesday, October 16.  The live finale took place from Hollywood & Highland, where Ashlee Holland emerged as winner and in the process, bagged herself a 13-week contract role on Days of Our Lives.

Holland was originally scheduled to start taping her episodes this Friday, in order for them to air late next month.  However, Hogan Sheffer, Days of Our Lives head writer and one of this season's judges on I Wanna Be a Soap Star, decided to make Holland's role meatier by creating real material for her to work with.  As a result, Holland will now begin filming November 30, with her installments to go on air December 26.

During the competition, Holland impressed Sheffer so much with her performance of one of the tasks that he told her: “I want to write for you.”

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: Soap Central, Soapdom
(Image Courtesy of NBC)