More bad news ... According to Soap Opera Digest, Thaao Penghlis (Tony) and Rachel Melvin (Chelsea) will be checking out of Salem sometime in the near future.
The revolving door at "Days of our Lives" has been pretty insane lately, with a lot of favorite characters getting the ax. Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans) and Drake Hogestyn (John Black), and Stephen Nichols (Steve "Patch" Johnson) and Mary Beth Evans's (Dr. Kayla Johnson) firing was reported last week.
This latest news is especially surprising because both stars were nominated for Emmy awards last year. Thaao for Best Actor, and Rachel for Best Supporting Actress.
From what we understand, the two are leaving for very different reasons. In Rachel's case, her contract is up this spring and she's simply decided not to renew.