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Brianna Brown cast in Marc Cherry's new Primetime Soap, Devious Maids!

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Looks like the talented Brianna Brown has landed her next big gig post- General Hospital and post crazy Lisa Niles yielding an HIV-filled syringe at poor Robin and Patrick!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brianna has landed a plum role in the the pilot adaptation of the Mexican soap from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, Devious Maids!  Brown has been cast in the role of  Taylor Slate, the classy and smart second (trophy) wife to Michael Slate, who’s insecure as his ex, Marisol, continues to be a factor in his life.

The plot of Devious Maids Devious revolves around four maids with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.   Will you check out ‘Maids’ with Brianna?

 

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Michael S
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Michael S

Looks like GH opened some doors for her. Go Brianna! Make your fellow Minnesotans proud!

BTripp
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BTripp

I’m happy for her. She went to the same high school as my boyfriend. She is a great actress and should do well on this show.

Emily
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Emily

W/Desperate Houswives ending can’t say I’m surprised he’s start’n a nightime soap. I’m glad he values daytime actors. It showed w/Tuc Watkins and Marcia Cross (OLTL actors/alums). In my wildest dreams i was hoping he’d do a OLTL re-do and reunite that great cast. Create a nighttime soap w/them. Daytime, nightime, I don’t care but apparently ABC does, for some odd ball reason.

Good luck Marc Cherry. I like his writing on DW:)

Emily
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Emily

I mean I like his writing on DH. Need some sleep!

Jules
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Jules

Good for her! She’s a sweet person and a good actress.

I just hope Marc doesn’t slap her. (*kidding!*…mostly)

barbara t
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barbara t

I hate lisa ,glad she is dead and gone ,brianna brown did her job in making me hate her guts ,is this show going to be another one of those soaps that abc says ,no one is watching?I was also going to bring up the slap but you beat me to it ,will we really ever know the truth behind the, he said ,she said?

Brian
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Brian

All the best to her… but I will not be watching if this is on ABC.

BTripp
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BTripp

It is on ABC! I may still watch (if they don’t cancel GH).

Mo
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Mo

Doesn’t sound like she’s got one of the main parts. Not playing a maid.

I already watch too many shows to keep up with so I can’t see myself watching this one.

Good luck to all though.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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General Hospital and ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’s’ Billie Hayes Dead at 96

She was one-of-a-kind, and now actress Billie Hayes has passed away at the age of 96.  Hayes’ family announced her death from natural causes on April 29th at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Hayes was best-known for her unforgettable role as Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf from Sid and Marty Kroft.

However, daytime fans will remember that then General Hospital executive producer, Gloria Monty, hired Hayes to play the recurring role of the street-smart international spy, Brighton O’Reilly, back in the 80’s series hey day.

GH’s Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Hayes on Monday sharing; “My dear wonderful Billie Hayes has died. Sadly I only got to work with her on GH but it was a magical relationship. Right away Gloria Monty saw something unique and ran with it. I cannot tell you how her passing saddens me.”

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In story, Brighton O’Reilly was shot and killed by Victor Cassadine back in 1981. Billie told Soap Opera Digest back in 2003 about her time as an agent on GH, and her exit from the series: “I asked Gloria why she killed me off, and Gloria said, ‘To tell you the truth, Billie, we really hemmed and hawed at it. But I decided to do it for selfish reasons. I knew if I killed O’Reilly there’d be such an abundance of sympathy and love for Scorpio that his stock would go up. And he’s my new leading man!’ I understand why Gloria knocked me off, but I would have loved to have gone on with it because I feel it could have been developed into a fascinating character.”

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Sid and Marty Kroft also took to Twitter and expressed:  “Margaret Hamilton (Wizard of Oz) once told us that Billie Hayes was “one of the best witches ever” We couldn’t agree more. Rest in Peace dear friend.”

Billie’s career spanned decades including Broadway, television, motion pictures and voice-over work. In addition, she founded the Los Angeles-based animal rescue nonprofit organization Pet Hope, a cause she had championed since adopting a puppy abandoned in the basement of Broadway’s St. James Theatre during the run of Lil’ Abner in which she was featured in the role of Mammy Yokum.

Share your remembrances of Billie Hayes and your condolences for her family and loved ones via the comment section below.

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