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Tamara has tweeted that a relative of hers, a young woman named Lauren Spierer who attends Indiana State University, has gone missing. Tamara needs your help to find her. If you can, please RETWEET and keep this alive. Lauren apparently suffers from a rare heart condition and needs medical attention for it. Here is the full article on her case. More info will follow after the cut:

Days of Our Lives star Tamara Braun pleads for help in locating missing relative

By Rene Thurston, Riverside Soap Opera Examiner
June 13, 2011 5:23 pm PT

On Monday, Twitter was abuzz with retweets from soap star Tamara Braun, who is pleading for help to find her relative, 20-year-old Indiana University College student, Lauren Spierer, who has been missing since Friday, June 3rd.

Braun currently stars as Taylor on soap Days of Our Lives, which airs at 1pm weekdays on Riverside affiliate NBC Channel 4.

Spierer was last seen at 11th Street and College Avenue in Bloomington, Indiana in the early morning hours of June 3rd, walking to her apartment a few hours after leaving Kilroy’s Sports Bar where she had been with friends.

The Fox television program America’s Most Wanted aired Lauren’s story on Sunday night, during which it was revealed that Lauren and an acquaintence, Corey Rossman, left the sports bar together and walked to her apartment building. Cameras recorded the two lingering in the lobby briefly at around 2:40 a.m. but they then left to go to Rossman’s apartment. According to Rossman’s attorney, Carl Salzmann, there was an altercation with some other people at Lauren’s building, during which Corey was punched, which led to the two returning to Rossman’s apartment.

Friends indicated that around 4:30 a.m., Lauren stated she was tired and was heading home. The acquaintence watched her walk away until she was out of sight to be sure was okay. She was last seen three blocks from her apartment complex.

Since the Sunday night AMW broadcast, more than 30 tips have been received, though police say they have not led to any major breakthroughs. Police do say, however, that there are 10 “persons of interest” they wish to speak to in the case, though none are currently considered suspects.

Actress Tamara Braun is asking that you please spread the word about Lauren through Twitter and any other forms of social networking you are involved in. Please direct people to the web site that has been set up at http://www.findlauren.com If you live in the Bloomington area, volunteers are needed.

Lauren is 20 years old and a junior at Indiana University. She is 4’11” tall, 95 lbs. with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing black pants and a white tank top with a loose, light-colored, button-down top. She suffers from a rare and dangerous heart condition, long-QT syndrome, which requires immediate medical attention.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Lauren, or any information that may help police in this case, please contact the Bloomington, Indiana Police Department at 812-339-4477 or email Help Find Lauren No tip or piece of information is too small or insignificant.

The family has set up a website for Lauren you can find here: Find Lauren. The phone number where you can reach authorities is in the article. Again, if you have a Twitter account, please continue to retweet Tamara’s plea. If you live in Indiana or Illinois, please contact the police if you have any information.



According to Soap Opera Digest Online Tamara has been let go as Taylor. Apparently Ken Corday courts her for two years to come back and then cans her. You can read the news at the above link. This is sad news. I was getting used to seeing her again.

More Exits From DAYS!
By SOD • Posted: Jun 7, 2011

The bloodbath continues: Soap Opera Digest has learned Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Tamara Braun (Taylor) and Bren Foster (Quinn) have been let go as part of the cast trimming Executive Producer Ken Corday talked about in the issue currently on sale.

I’m thinking to write to Corday and perhaps make him change his decision. Here are some contact addresses:

Ken Corday
Executive Producer, Days of Our Lives
c/o NBC Studios
3000 West Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA. 91523

Ken Corday
Executive Producer, Days of Our Lives
c/o Corday Productions
3400 West Olive Avenue, Suite 170
Burbank, CA. 91505

Noel Maxam
Supervising Producer
Days of Our Lives, c/o NBC-TV
3000 W. Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA. 91523

Marlene McPherson
Co-Head Writer, Days of Our Lives
c/o NBC Studios
3000 W. Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA. 91523
Twitter: MarelenMcP


Days of Our Lives
c/o NBC Burbank Studio
3000 W. Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA. 91523

DAYS Comment Line: (818)840-2067
DAYS Hotline in New York: (212) 664-2333
Publicity Number: (818)840-2810
NBC Switchboard: (818)840-4444
Corday Productions: (818)295-2821
Fax Number: (818)840-4968

Come on Ejaylor fans, let’s show them we’re not to be trifled with.



Not too much of a preamble, just here is the media for today. Included is the clip for tomorrow (US) …. the big day. Enjoy.

  • [ 119 ] SCREENCAPS: 06/01/201 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 06/01/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 06/02/201- DAYS OF OUR LIVES II – DAY AHEAD


I meant to have this up earlier than this. Things come up when one least expects it…..

  • [ 699 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/30/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/30/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II



Late again. That will be my epitaph on my gravestone, “Here lies Dianne….Late Again!” I mean it!

Haven’t Tamara and James been utterly breathtaking. I’m thoroughly enjoying their scenes. He looks so happy and animated. It’s good to see a man enjoying his work. There’s something James had to say on EJ’s love life and the loves of his life. It’s a Youtube video [ LINK HERE ]. I love that he says that Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Nicole (Arianne Zuker) are like games to EJ. He did say that EJ needed someone new in his life. And we all know who that someone is….Our girl! [ insert a lot of squeeeeeeeeeing here ].

Okay, I have a bit of a Keith Olbermann inspired commentary to make here. I will warn you, I’m likely to piss off some people but this is something I want to get off my chest. Since this is my space and my dime, I’m going to vent. So here we go……

I’ve been pretty pissed off at the various message boards I visit daily to test the air of those watching this current storyline with Tamara’s Taylor and about her having taken over the role. And may I say I’m so disappointed. What I’m disappointed in is the amount of bellyaching about the loss of Natalia Livingston. The most common thing being said is how they (the individual posters) are ::air quote:: disappointed ::close air quote:: angry at the way Natalia was ‘carted off’ by the powers that be and the fact that the character as she set down has changed. I say, of course Taylor has changed. There’s a different actress playing her now, a different vibe entirely. The thing most reiterrated has been they want the sweetness and innocence to remain. I say why? Why should those things remain when the character originally played by Katherine Ellis, didn’t have that doe-eyed gullibility to her. After watching various clips of Katherine’s work as Taylor from August 1998-May 1999, I can now see why this recast was warranted. Natalia, while a nice person, wasn’t playing what the producer and writers wanted in the character as scripted. So they excercised their option and hired another actress who could bring to the table what they wanted.

There’s only so long one can remain like a babe in the woods. Those kinds of characters get eaten up and spit out quickly. Tamara coming in to play a more layerd and worldly Taylor is what this part needed…as Katherine Ellis had in her portrayal. Remember Taylor went to work in that orphanage in Romania. One doesn’t go to a shithole like that and not come back with a different aspect on life. One cannot see what Taylor likely saw there, experienced in terms of the military regimes and not KNOW the world. Natalia’s saccharine sweet portrayal of Taylor would have ended up raped or dead in a place like that being a Westerner. So here’s my question to all the Taylor ‘fans’ who think that Natalia’s Taylor was the best: Do you believe she could have been in a country like Ramania and still be so sickeningly sweet and innocent?

I’ll answer it from my perspective, no she can’t. Tamara’s version is far more worldly and far more experienced in the way things work than NL’s could ever have portrayed. If the writing for Taylor….THIS Taylor were better and we got her backstory while she was away from Salem, I think THIS Taylor’s detractors would be singing a different tune. For me it’s all about who can portray the character the best and considering what was laid down with Katherine Ellis, Natalia Livingston was falling short of who Taylor was supposed to be. Kind, not sweet. Experienced, but not jaded. Worldly, this aspect most of all. This is not supposed to be a Disney cartoon of Taylor singing: “Some day my prince will come…..” All the while being surrounded by butterflies and birdies. This is about a woman who is supposed to have gone out into the world and done work in the real world. Natalia’s Taylor was plainly a combination of Cindarella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty all rolled into one. I for one don’t care to see another woman depicted like that on a soap. I want to see what blood Tamara will bring to this character. What meat she will add to the bones Natalia failed to populate. Taylor is supposed to be what now, mid 30s…not some flighty 16. Taylor is supposed to be a educated in the business world. One cannot be that naiveé and not know how things work.

My main reason for being this angry at what has transpired is following on the heels of two recent portrayls of women on soaps. They are Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) and Emily O’Brien (Jana, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS). Both Marty and Jana were made to go whacko, kidnapping babies and generally becoming unrecognizable in light of who they were before. In Marty’s case, a doctor who had been gang raped and survived. Jana had been cured of a brain aneurysm, yet was given another and suddenly her silicon chip got switched to overload due to being kidnapped and held for a series of weeks. Both actresses were assets to the shows they worked on, yet both have been reduced to nothing. One, O’Brien, is now gone from her show, Jana having died of her brain tumor. Haskell is yet to see her last day, but given the way this storyline has been going, it won’t be long now. And of all things, Tamara’s leading man, Ted King as Tomas Delgado has been dispatched to be the one to do the deed. I’ve yet to see any male character written off as a nutjob. No, they go down as heroes or are resurrected as some kind of god worthy of having maidens fall at his feet in awe. This has to stop. There was a line in the James Bond film CASINO ROYALE (2006) offered by the ill fated Vesper Lynd played by the stunning Eva Green. It goes like this: “You think of women as disposable pleasures, rather than meaningful pursuits…” That seems to be the feeling these days with writers who write for women on soaps. They’ve become appendages of their men instead of individuals on their own merit. One only has to look at Tamara’s wishes for Carly after the final divorce from Sonny (Maurice Benard). Tamara wanted Carly to go off on her own for a while with her sons, Michael and Morgan, and just be a mom. She also wanted Carly to have a career of her own, something she could be proud of and build without a man. We all know how that turned out. And this is the heart of what I’m talking about. If anything comes of the firing of Dena Higley, head writer of DOOL, please oh please oh please Ken Corday, hire someone who can and is willing to write strong women capable of being their own forces of nature rather than bitches who concern themselves with make up, nails, catty retorts with other women, or the usual device used to delineate women on soaps these days, mud wrestlers with clevage and little else. Zwinkie’s who resemble something of an MKULtra project gone wrong.

I’m sorry if this has offended, but I’m sick of seeing Tamara Braun and Katherine Ellis marginalized for the whiney Natalia Livingston fans who don’t like it that their girl was fired.

I was going to say, “Rant over,” but I think I’m going to say point proven. I’m hoping to get some press scans added to the gallery and the articles up in the press section this weekend now the backlog in episodes are done. Wish me luck…..

  • [ 731 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/25/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/25/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II
  • [ 574 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/26/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/26/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II


Sorry for not having these up on the day, but I’ve been sick and have also had to take care of my mom. May I say I’m loving Tamara’s scenes with James (EJ). So good to see Tamara doing what she does best. I can hardly wait for the first actual love scene between them.

  • [ 0497 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/23/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II
  • [ 0001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/23/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II
  • [ 1047 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/24/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II
  • [ 0001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/24/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II


Here is the weekend edition of TAMARA OBSCURA. I have the clip and caps for 20 May and the day ahead for the 23rd of May (Canadian). Not much in terms of info except to say, that I’m sorry that Tamara’s car got hit. On her Twitter feed she said her car got sideswiped. I’m hoping she wasn’t in it when it happened. Here’s hoping it’s fixed and as good as new in no time. Embed is the day ahead clip.

  • [ 674 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/20/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/20/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II


These are late again, I know. So much for ‘day ahead’ clips and caps. Problem is with recording two episodes of DAYS a day plus having to record and clip and cap up ONE LIFE TO LIVE with Ted King and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS witn Stephen Nichols I get a tad bit behind in doing each days work. Still haven’t streamlined the process any. That’s me though. I’ll be back later with the media for today (USA) episode and I won’t make you wait for Monday’s (Canada) episode.

  • [ 506 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/18/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/18/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II
  • [ 638 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/19/2011 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES II
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/19/2011 – DAYS OR OUR LIVES II


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