Dippit's blog

With the tragic news that a keeper at the Zion Wildlife park in Northland was fatally mauled by a tiger yesterday, it made me realise that an upcoming episode of Days of Our Lives to be screened next week (on Monday June 1 and Tuesday June 2 I think) depicts a tiger mauling the character of Tony DiMera at the Horton Fundraiser circus.

This episode screened in the US in January 2004 and since New Zealand is more than five years behind we are only seeing that episode now.

Ironically, episodes of The Young and the Restless screened in New Zealand last week (originally screened in the US in Febuary 2005) saw the character of Devon Hamilton being threatened by a Lion after breaking into a Zoo.

Darlene Conley, a star of The Bold and the Beautiful for almost nineteen years has died of stomach cancer aged 72. Conley, who played Sally Spectra on the soap, had been undergoing treatment for quite some time and finally succumbed to her illness on January 14 (January 15 NZ Time).

Conley had been one of the longest serving cast memebers of the show, joining The Bold and the Beautiful in 1988, Just a little over a year after it had debuted in 1987. In recent years Conley’s appearances on the show had become more and more sporadic as she had suffered from various health issues which prevented more appearances on the show, including a leg injury in 2005.

In addition to her nineteen years on The Bold and the Beautiful, Darlene Conley appeared on The Young and the Restless as Rose DeVille, and various film roles, including a part in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.