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Dead Trigger playing Gloria Russo Year: ???? Status: Filming Information | Pictures | Twitter | Official
Untitled Marvista Entertainment Project playing Beth Year: 2016 Status: Post-Production Information | Pictures | Twitter | Official
Days of our Lives playing Ava Vitali Year: 09 December 2015 - 01 March 2016 Status: Archived Information | Pictures | Twitter | Official
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Author: tamara obscura | Posted On: April 18, 2016
A massive update on Tamara’s final days on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. I know I’ve been remiss but there’s been a lot going on and like I said, I’m mulling something over in my head that will likely become another commentary post. So that’s a bit of a heads up on that one. Like I said it won’t be today because of it being Tamara’s birthday today. I’ve got some updates to do at my Stephen Nichols site, and something will be going up on there after the update then likely the commentary I’m planning will likely follow here after I post there. Hope that made sense. Anyway here’s the update on Tamara’s last month on DAYS
Author: tamara obscura | Posted On: April 18, 2016
Another post for you for today. I have a set of stills from Tamara’s work on DAYS OF OUR LIVES in her Emmy Award Winning Role of Ava Vitali from 2016. They’re from her work during January and February.
Author: tamara obscura | Posted On: February 09, 2016
It was a difficult decision I grappled with when I decided to write this post. You might have noticed that updates of screencaps have been a little sporadic, if not lacking and I truly have to apologize for that lapse. The reason is because I’m really having a difficult time with Tamara’s return to DAYS OF OUR LIVES in her Emmy Winning role of Ava Vitali. That difficulty has been not with Tamara’s work, but with the story line in general. When word came last July that Tamara was coming back to the show, I was so overjoyed. Considering what happened to me earlier in the year, the death of my mother, being able to see Tamara again was that salve I needed for a wounded soul. So like I know most of you I waited patiently for her December return date. I admit I was a little dismayed at the lack of press for her return. There was once a time when a big return like this would get the full court press and all the remaining soap publications would feature a return article. There was one major interview in SOAP OPERA DIGEST, but for the most part they all have been pretty thin in terms of any excitement. Certainly with the waning interest in soap operas in general, one would have hoped that there would be some modicum of interest given how much Tamara is respected within that community, or that her Emmy win would be reason enough to warrant a few articles instead of just one major one. But then comes this article on Daytime Confidential‘s website about DAYS being told to shut down writing until a deal can be reached.
Days of Our Lives writers, put down your pens, er, keyboards. I’ve learned the team led by Josh Griffith and Dena Higley has been told to stop writing until a new deal is reached between NBC, Sony and Corday Productions. The 50-year-old sudser has been written through September 2016.
Last month, NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt and Entertainment President Jennifer Salke told TVLine they were happy with the soap ahead of starting negotiations this month to keep DAYS on the Peacock network. Here’s hoping a new pact can be reached soon.
Despite the positive hope for renewal there is little to be hopeful for from the message boards I’ve visited and or post(ed) to daily. Some are saying the show is done, and I really can’t say I care. With the exception of the actors, stage hands, and other crew who would be out of work, I have to say with the absolute unoriginality of the current stories as well as the lack of coherency of many of the characters and their motivations, most acting out of character I’m not surprised.
I belonged to the Soapcentral message board until today. After five days of debating whether Ava raped Steve (Stephen Nichols), I’m left with a profound state of ennui. Yes they’re calling it rape. Apparently according to many of the posters most of them Steve and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) fans, they believe that Ava raped Steve. This fills me with both anger and something akin to confusion as to what direction Ava’s return was to go in. Given her previous run as Ava (February 8 2008 – August 04 2008) I was hoping for something for Tamara that would push Ava into a bit of human conflict in who she’d be this time around. With Tamara’s run as Taylor in 2011 and how much that story line fizzled with unfulfilled promises and again from 2008, I had hoped the powers that be at DAYS, NBC and Sony would have realized the gold they have in Tamara and the possibility of an Ava and Steve pairing enough to dare to break up the iconic Steve and Kayla in order to bring together two amazing talents who’d be capable of shaking the show up. Instead was I was given was a sham yet again and a huge sense of disappointment at the end of today’s episode. The utter lack of concern from Steve for Ava and the devastation Ava felt at finding out their son was dead. While Tamara killed it, as she always does, I felt a break in me that has left me feeling very disillusioned.
Author: tamara obscura | Posted On: December 21, 2015
My bad for not having these up over the weekend. The only excuse I have is that I’m in a post Star Wars: The Force Awakens catatonia. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. So I have today’s caps up in the gallery. So what are we thinking of Ava so far, and what is she up to? Tamara of course looks amazing and I’m loving her wardrobe. I’m trying to find out where some of the pieces came from, particularly the top and sweater she had on today. I love that combo. Also too there’s that red dress she had on the other day in the scenes with that guy in the park. There is a site out that is covering the clothes worn on the soaps by the various actors. This site is called I’m a Soap Fan and the webmaster has gone to great lengths to find out where you can buy these outfits. So far all she has on the site is the black and white sheath dress Tamara wore in her one day return to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Carly Corinthos, and the beautiful black and gold robe she wore as Ava on DAYS OF OUR LIVES just last week when she was making herself up to look sick. Please feel free to go to the section on Tamara by clicking the link I’m going to provide in the sidebar. There you can keep track of some of the things Tamara is wearing on the show.
Author: tamara obscura | Posted On: December 14, 2015
Okay, what is Ava up to? Pretending to cough, making herself look sickly…. I have a feeling the ride for Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla is not going to be an easy one. And little Joey (James Lastovic), honey you have no idea who you’re dealing with. Tsk, tsk, tsk…..
Author: tamara obscura | Posted On: August 28, 2015
Busy, busy, busy today. With Tamara’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES co-star Stephen Nichols returning to his iconic role of Steve “Patch” Johnson today, to these today, I’m really busy. I have five new images from an event Tamara attended in early August. Sorry I didn’t have these up then, but I couldn’t get them till now. Enjoy. By the way, I’m screencapping Stephen’s DOOL episodes, so if you’re a fan, please feel free to go over to STEPHEN NICHOLS ONLINE and take a lookie. Here’s hoping Steve and Ava have some scenes together when Tamara makes her debut.
 EVENT IMAGES: 08/12/2015 “THE TIES THAT BIND” PREMIERE RED CARPET
Author: tamara obscura | Posted On: August 10, 2015
Some things have been going on behind the scenes you might not be aware of, but I’ve been mulling something over in this brainium of mine and I decided something that I think you’ll all be very happy about. This decision has to do with something you guys have been writing to me about for a while. That thing is, I’ve decided to reactivate the two media sites I had on Tamara. So what does this mean, exactly? It means that for right now I decided to get the soap opera site back up and running first. It’s taken the better part of the week to get all the bugs worked out and tonight I finally got those exterminated and the site is now back up. Right now there are no new videos added. What is up there now are some episodes of Tamara from ALL MY CHILDREN as Reese Williams, and the majority are of her as Taylor Raines Walker from her second go around on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. My main impetus currently is to get all her work as Ava Vitali up considering her upcoming return in December…oh why does that have to be so damn far away? I hope you will be happy of this decision as I know I’ve had a lot of emails regarding this. So enjoy. Just click on the banner below to go there. If you want to know the whole story surrounding the reasons why the media site went down, please feel free to go to this link ABOUT OBSCURE MEDIA to read.
Good news. Tamara is returning to television, this time back to DAYS OF OUR LIVES as her Emmy Award Winning counterpart Ava Vitali. According to various sources, Tamara has already begun filming her scenes June 17. Her first airdate will be on the December 9, 2015 episode. I know, why so far away? It’s due to the soap’s advanced filming schedule. So we have to wait all that time to see her back as the hopefully back from insanity Ava, though she was the last time we saw her when she left the DiMera mansion. So are we thrilled? I know I am. Here’s hoping this spells the beginning of Tamara’s return to us. We’ve missed you Tamara.
TVLine Items: Days’ Ava Returns
One of Salem’s most unpredictable residents is popping back in for a visit.
Tamara Braun, who portrayed Mafia princess Ava Vitali on Days of Our Lives in 2008, will return for the soap’s upcoming 50th anniversary.
Tamara Braun Returning to ‘Days of our Lives’ in December as Ava Vitali
Posted by Kevin Mulcahy Jr.
Emmy Award-winning actress Tamara Braun is returning to NBC soap opera Days of our Lives in December as Ava Vitali, according to TV Insider, who describes the character as “a pill-popping mob spawn who split town rather than face trial for sabotaging an airplane, an act that led to the death of Grandpa Shawn and two others.”
Braun began shooting June 17 and show up on screen December 9.
She joins the growing list of returning Days actors including Peter Reckell (Bo), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Martha Madison (Belle), Jason Cook (Shawn-Douglas) and Alison Sweeney (Sami).
Braun also briefly appeared on Days in 2011 as Nicole’s sister, Taylor Walker. Her other daytime roles include hellcat Carly Benson on General Hospital and Reese Williams on All My Children.
Author: tamara obscura | Posted On: February 14, 2013
All I can say is that Tamara was a whole ball of fun in this episode. I adored her as Cindy Cassidy who is as Tamara described her, “A washed up country singer who has quite a contentious and sassy relationship with her father. One of three sisters, I played the firecracker.” And did she ever. The only issue I have with Cindy is that she called my Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki), “Ken doll.” Too funny. For some background information on the episode I thought I’d give you a crash course on SUPERNATURAL‘s history. Someone attached to the Cassidy family made a deal with what is known as a Crossroads Demon, someone who can grant any wish, however, you have to sell your soul to them. As a part of the deal you’re granted a ten year reprieve in order to live whatever life you wished for, but as part of the payment when the deal is up, the Crossroads demon comes for you. In the episode it’s revealed that the demon was THE demon of Hell, Crowley played by Mark L. Shepard. For the past four years Crowley has sort of been the Big Bad of the show. He’s caused Sam played by Jared Padalecki and Dean Winchester played by Jensen Ackles more than their share of trouble. When the deal comes due the demon sends his/her hellhounds to bring in the deal maker who is then pulled into Hell. It’s not the nicest of deaths but this is Crowley. Want to know the kicker of this episode? Jensen Ackles got his first start on the soap opera DAYS OF OUR LIVES where he played the part of Eric Brady (now played by Greg Vaughan) who had fallen in love with a certain Taylor Raines Walker, then played by Katherine Ellis (August 6, 1998 to May 24, 1999). Of course we all know Tamara went on to play the part. I’m wondering if Tamara mentioned this to Jensen who has gone on record as saying if this SUPERNATURAL thing didn’t work out, he could always go back to the soap. Not now Jensen, and SUPERNATURAL has just been renewed by the CW for a ninth season. Lucky for us fans. Now onto the irony of this situation. You know my love for Mitch Pileggi and how I want Tamara and Mitch to do something together? Well Mitch once played Sam and Dean’s grandfather, Samuel Campbell. A further six degrees is that this coming week on Mitch’s show DALLAS, Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) goes on trial for attempting to murder Mitch’s character Harris Ryland. Why is it six degrees? The name of the episode is called…you guessed it Trial and Error. You can’t make this stuff up.
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