Here's some news that's sure to send housewives across the nation into waling fits of despair.
Even daytime TV is feeling the economic pinch!
Days of Our Lives' stars Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn are getting the axe, victims of the show's recent massive budget cuts.
That's right, they've been laid off!
Famous for their portrayals of the popular Marlena and John, the tempestuous lovers will "be happily reunited after a long period of angst and separation and will be off-screen after January for an unknown period of time," according to exec producer Ken Corday.
Corday adds that it was a "very tough decision to make."
Days fans won't take this quietly!!!
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