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Interview: Daytime Emmys Nominee Dinner
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June 19 – Daytime Emmys Nominee Dinner

June 28: Georgia Concert Event
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Human trafficking is often a problem that people imagine happening somewhere else — not in their own backyard.

But two organizations are working together to try and change that perspective.

SoWeGa Art Performance, based in Sumner, has partnered with ONEless Ministries for a benefit fundraiser June 28 to bring awareness to this issue.

With recent busts for human trafficking in both Savannah and Atlanta, this issue is not one that happens “somewhere else” anymore.

June’s benefit will provide a concert by the SoWeGa Art students, and educational information on human trafficking and slavery. Leslie Overby, U.S. Operations Director for ONEless Ministries, will be in attendance to help provide some of this information.

“Our main focus for the benefit is to raise awareness about human trafficking and slavery,” said Duckworth, “But we will also provide information on adoption grants, finding homes for orphans, and poverty.”

The event will be hosted by WFXL morning show host Kelly D’Ambrosio and “Days of Our Lives” actress Jen Lilley.

Lilley, whose credits include numerous network show appearances, including spots on “Castle” and “Criminal Minds,” currently plays resident bad girl Theresa Donovan on the NBC soap opera.

Duckworth, a fan of the show, felt drawn to Lilley, and reached out to her management team.

“I can’t explain it, but every time I watched her on screen, I just thought, ‘There is something different about this girl. The way she projected herself and delivered her lines — she just stuck out to me,’ ” Duckworth recalled. “I looked her up on Google and saw all of the charities that she supports — it just seemed like a sign.”

“So, I thought, ‘Why not ask? The worst that can happen is that they will say no.’ “

But that was not the case. Within one day of sending an email to Lilley’s manager with information about the event, Duckworth received an email saying, “Jen said yes! Hope you have a blessed Easter!”

“Lilley and her team have been so nice to work with, and I’m so glad she is going to be a part of it,” Duckworth said.

A raffle will be held at the event for one winner to receive a special meet-and-greet brunch with Lilley, to take place June 29, one day after the event. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to charity.

The concert will take place June 28 at 7 p.m. at the Old Sumner School Building, located at 706 Walnut St. in Sumner. Doors open at 6 p.m., with a preshow at 6:30 p.m.

“The event is free, but we are hoping to raise funds and awareness for this cause.” said Duckworth. “This is an event the whole family can enjoy, and hopefully gain some new perspective on this danger.”

“It’s something that affects everyone, and we need to know how to deal with it.”

Read full article here.

Magazine Alert: CBS Soaps In Depth – June 30, 2014
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Jen has a feature interview in the newest issue of CBS Soaps In Depth dated June 30, 2014 on news stands today. I’ve posted a preview photo below and we’ll have scans up when it’s off new stands. Purchase your copy today!!

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Jen Lilley is the Cherry Festival Parade Grand Marshal (California)
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Jen Lilley, who plays Theresa Donovan on the NBC daytime drama, “Days of Our Lives,” will be the celebrity grand marshal for the 2014 Cherry Festival parade on Saturday, June 7, in Beaumont.

The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and travels down Beaumont Avenue to Sixth Street. (Source)

For more information on the parade, check out the festival’s website.

Fan Event: Meet Jen and Eric in NY/NJ
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Details can be found here.

The Book of Esther TV Airdate: April 12
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For two weeks in April, television audiences will be treated to an unprecedented collection of inspirational movies and mini-series when UP once again presents “The Greatest Stories of The Bible” in honor of the Easter season. America’s favorite network for uplifting entertainment will mark the holiday for a second year with an Unforgettable programming schedule. Starting on Monday, April 7 and continuing through Easter, Sunday, April 20, UP will air 21 classic stories from the New and Old Testaments (11 never-before-seen on UP), plus one all-new UP Original Movie during prime time, totaling more than 123 hours of programming.

The complete list UP’s “The Greatest Stories of The Bible” includes:

The Book of EstherChosen as queen consort to King Xerxes of Persia, the Jewish maiden Esther discovers a plot to exterminate her people and must outwit her enemies. (2013) Stars: Jen Lilley, Linda Bisesti. Saturday, April 12, 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT.

See full press release and list of movies being aired by clicking here.

New Project: Crossing Streets
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Jen is currently busy filming the independent film “Crossing Streets” in Virginia. Proceeds from the film will be donated to a charity that focuses on preventing human trafficking. Jen portrays police officer Kate Anderson and we have our first looks from the set.

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Crossing Streets: On Set

DAYS Renewed Through Sept. 2016
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NBC has given DAYS OF OUR LIVES a two-year pickup, guaranteeing that the show will remain on the air through September 2016, the network announced today. Said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, “Days of our Lives continues to be a fan favorite for the daytime audience and we are thrilled to keep it going through its 50th season. Days has shown year-to-year increases in key female demographics and remains both relevant and fresh creatively due to the hard work of the producers, writers, cast and crew who have worked tirelessly to make ‘Days’ the ratings success it is today.” Added Steve Kent, senior executive VP, programming, Sony Pictures Television, “Having won the Emmy Award for outstanding daytime drama, Days of our Lives continues to deliver on its legacy of quality storytelling. We appreciate NBC’s continued support and are excited to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary with our generations of dedicated fans.” DAYS will mark its 50th anniversary on November 8, 2015. (Source)