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Eileen Davidson Set For A Return Visit To The Young and the Restless!

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Ashley Abbott is coming home, but for now just for a bit!  According to CBS Soaps In Depth this afternoon, the popular Eileen Davidson, who recently exited her role as Kristen DiMera on Days of our Lives, is headed back to her old stomping ground this fall  … The Young and the Restless!

According to SID, “A spokesperson for The Young and the Restless has confirmed exclusively that Eileen Davidson will be making a visit to Genoa City later this fall!”

Davidson will be seen in three episodes come this October.  Now what exactlybrings Ashley back to Genoa City is still under wraps!

CBS Daytime Chief, Angelica McDaniel tweeted the news relating,” She’s baaaaack!!! #YR‘s @eileen_davidson is coming home to Genoa City.”

So, are you glad that Eileen is headed to Y&R? Do you hope that things would work out that Eileen could stay put on the number one soap?  Why do you think Ashley makes a return to GC? Comment below!

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If she stays in Genoa City im fine with it…Days should grab the talented Kelly Sullivan and have her take over the role of Kristen Dimera!!!

jimh: THATs a FANTASTIC IDEA! Dont watch Y&R but I’m going to miss Eileen and the character of Kristen. What villian will there even be on Days now?
I bet they wont recast that character though. Im going to miss Kelly Sullivan also. I liked Connie/Kate and she was great in that part!

You two should never quit your day jobs. Eileen has the role of Kristen on lock.

Beacon: Yes I kind of knew that, since shes the original and has been at it for years. WHY I SAID: I bet they wont recast that role.
I wish theyd do something finally with BO also, they could always bring her back later. Remember when soaps used to recast all the time?

I hope they find a place for her permanently I like her as Ashley Abbott , but I never want to see her as Kristen back in Salem again, I said that the last time she left Salem and I hope and pray that it is really true this time. As Kristen looked away in a harem is to good for her!

well, since Y&R is all about people/couple problems and companies (never any drama) she will be coming back for either of those 2 reasons..

(unless she returns as a vileness convincing killer) but, it will be return because of problems.

Hardly boring since the show has been number one now since the late 80’s. It’s just not your style of show.

Just like a lot of people don’t like or watch GH, or Days since they are plot driven and tell a lot of stunt stories.

I am a Y&R fan for decades, and telling it like it is..
Y&R has been terrible past years, it is lackluster and I watch it by pc in bed before I sleep, it actually puts me out haaa truth..
but being a long time fan I am addicted to it so continue to watch ..
there is always hope it will get better .. but as of now, it stinks .. lol

Yawn. She should have returned to Days for a few episodes. Y&R is awful, and they gave her nothing to do. Guess it’s fast easy money for her.

Yeah, it won’t be long term as long as JP is there. What good actor wants to work with someone who does nothing but destroy soaps and cares nothing about the history of the show?

Who didn’t call this?

Y&R may have had her first and have a beloved character on there, but they’re clearly excited to have her back because of all the build up she’s gotten from DAYS. They see what an asset she is more than ever with the hype she’s gotten over at DAYS, and will piggyback off that success. I know they love her there, but come on? They were just waiting, licking their lips, until she left so they could get her back for some time. It’ll become permanent with a contract soon enough, just you wait.

This is JMO ^ though. As well, although I know ED was happy at DAYS, it is clear to me that she just doesn’t love DAYS like she seems to about YR. Her heart just seems so much more over there (G-d knows why….it’s not like they’ve treated her character well since I started watching, or before that from what I’ve heard). She’ll always go back to them. *Sigh*. Such a shame from us fans of Kristen.


I so echo your sentiments…. all the rest be damned. OK.. you’re allowed to simmer beside yourself.

you get on this site and a soap box awaits…

especially the 2nd paragraph. you know… your gut instinct.. and comfort level is where you should be? need to be? I don’t know… it would seem to fans alike… of Y&R and DAYS… that she should and deserves job security…. writing is a whole nother pandoras box… and that actor is left holding the bag… as it were. till that out… and/or exit is your choice or without control.

Eileen Davidson… as a lifetime fan of Y&R and DAYS… you are top notch. it’s not our place to understand your position and motivations. you’ve been in this business for what seems like forever… and you’ll find a place… albeit temporary… or longstanding.

as for Y&R. I swear… for me… it’s probably the 3rd longest show i’ve watched… after ATWT and AMC… and the one time.. i gave up Y&R for GH. DAYS is a comfortable 4th and gaining. and it’s full on steam ahead… for GH and DAYS.

but… watching Y&R.. due to Jeanne Cooper’s exit… is unbearable… notwithstanding my allegiance… it’s not the same… and newbies and the times of… I am still glad I have GH. I still cannot believe… Sharon’s role…. what is up with the expletive writers? I can see it now… they’re going to blame Sharon’s bi-polar on her reasoning to come forward with her dna switch so long ago… and she comes accross as a dolt and more than… it’s not her… the mere fact that she’s sharing with whomever… the ghost of Cassie? that even tho she and Nick moved along with others… he with Phyllis and Avery.. and she with Adam… and whomever.. she’s lying to herself… that “she and Nick never stopped loving each other”… how agonizing is this?

Eileen Davidson… take your time off… and know that DAYS is where you belong

I should add for Y&R.

I loved hearing Esthers letter from Katherine.

“you are my protector, my confidant, and my family”. that was tearful.

I so adore Amelia Heinle, as Victoria, watching her… I was struck… at her role… she seems like mother to Nikki… still under her dads hand… as his daddys lil girl… and mentor to Nick… and just downright endearing and loving… with Billy and the kids they share. she’s my favorite newman… it would be Nikki , if Nikki would stand up to men.

Ta Da! Carmine and Adam…. testosterone maxed out!

Eilleen was wonderful to return to DAYS and give it her professional best. She is a gifted and committed actress.

It is clear that Eilleen feels at home at #YR. It remains to be seen what Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante along with Jill Farren Phelps will bring to #YR.
Would have preferred Bradley Bell as EP. This was Sony-CBS biggest opportunity to rectify some poor selections post MAB. I would have felt better with Brad Bell and Ed Scott as EPs and Kay Alden, Patrick Mulcahey and perhaps another seasoned and par excellence #YR writer.

Now time will only tell. It doesnt instill confidence at my house. Godspeed to all .

Someone on this site once suggested Ashley could be Adam’s mysterious backer– I would love that– although can’t fathom how those two mended fences to work together– but if it were her that would be some twist.

you know… that would be believable and quite the arch for Y&R to traverse… two actors who… along with romance – love – and familial…

can be evil – devious – reel machinations – muster their personal revelations… at, with, and for… all involved.


Love you, Eileen! As either Kristen or Ashley, you’re pure beauty, class and talent. I support Eileen’s taking a break for family. I just hope we get to see a little bit of this lovely actress on our favorite shows now and then.

that’s all i ask for….

and trust me ED… it’s your acting… along with watching our favorite shows that you contribute sssooooooo much

No surprise here- but what a traitor. She had a good gig with Days but she obviously prefers Y & R.

I wish Eileen would come back to Y&R playing a devious spitfire like she did on Days. Since her powerful stint on Days, I want nothing less from her than when she played Kristen. Playing the straight and narrow role of Ashley won’t do it for me. I like her “bad to the bone” which she plays real well. Hope I am not disappointed.

I love Eileen as Ashley!!! I know she is great as Kristen and she has been carrying DOOL… but she is Ashley!!! We need Ashley to have a good story and not just be a decoration in the Abbott living room! I hope she is back for a long time!!!

The demise of Ms.Abbott, storyline is clearly the fault of the writers,and their feeble attempt to capture more of the demographics to maximize ratings profits…..there was great chemistry between her and Mrs.C’s son Tucker M..but they continued to focus the story on 2nd tier characters and it didn’t work.She had nothing to do,it might have been better to have Abby killed Tucker,and Ashley take the blame for it,thus giving us a courtroom drama, may have been fun to watch.We will never know……i am still mad that John Abbott,though deceased is still onset,as a ghost giving Jack sage advice…..they should have kept him around…… JG writer is gone,he won’t be missed,because they don’t have a vision of family too many new people,member the three new hunks,they float in and out,mainly one with his shirt,or pants off,is not exciting,or contributing to any story in any manner. Kevin ,stealing,going nowhere,and Lauren,Michael,and their son…..issues and all was a disaster in the making,and the nut bartender /lover Carmine… is dragging on far to long……see the pattern ,the major characters are drowning in a sea of hit and miss stories….i am sure Eric Braden is as stressed out as me……

I wish she’d stay in Salem, but will be happy to see her in GC.

ED originated the role on YR, and I realize that a lot of people loved her at Days.

YR fans are glad to have her back, but it’s only for three shows at this time.

The timing of the release of this news was to get the YR fans all excited before they dropped the HORRIBLE news that two former GH writers would now HW YR.

If Phelps truly cared about the show, and not herself, she’s try to get someone who knows the history of the show…not these two.

Phelps is the type of “leader” that needs people under her who do exactly as she says. Real leaders want the BEST person for the job, and often that means hiring someone that could do your job better. I didn’t want or respect her when she came on about a year ago, and this just solidifies that for me.

I absolutely love Eileen Davidson and will be sad to see her leave Days. The return of Kristen Blake Dimera is the reason I tuned back into Days. I wish her well, back at Y&R. Would love to see the beautiful and talented Kelly Sullivan come to Days!

Would love to see the beautiful and talented Kelly Sullivan come to Days!

I too, just can’t say enough about how Kelly Sullivan, effortlessly.. with style, grace, grit, panache, inner resolve… just stamped, two footed, her presence, and made daytime hers.

i’d love to see her as a nuDiMera.

No, Kelly should be Kristen!!!

Kelly should be the new Kristen!

SO, SO happy that Eileen is coming back, hopefully for an extended stay. Now, more than ever, Y&R needs a strong female lead to pick up the slack left by Stafford and Cooper. I’ve always loved Ashley on the show and am STOKED that she’s back where she belongs!!!

kalamaty………I got you…..lets hope for some girl power. Mix it up a bit again and put Ashley back in the drivers seat of Jabot etc

AMEN!!! 🙂 She needs to come back stronger, focused and more determined than ever before! I want her to kick ass and take names! 🙂

I have to share… in the latest issue of SOD….

“Eileen Davidson, why she really left DAYS.”

fact… ie: her contract with DAYS… she had it stipulated… that she could have left after 3 months… and that it was in fact a 1 year contract.

that in itself helps in answering why ED left.

the common thread… “I just don’t know…” and “I don’t know”.

I’m certainly not answering for one of MY favorite actors’. I just feel it helps to better understand… simply why… she left Salem.

as intimated by past headlines and post speculation….

ie: after 30 years in the business… and her home environment… going through changes… and her family growing up so fast…. downsizing her home… 2 kids in college now…


OH! Ashley and Kristen….. Eileen Davidson.

time off is your due. thank you for sharing you’re certainly not retiring… relaxing and sharing in your family’s company.

OH… it would seem clear to me… that DAYS has one of the most intense schedules… what with shooting 4 months in advance… etc… and that it’s not worth the pay cuts… at times… and that it leaves one with no time for a personal life.

anyway… I’m happy to have read the article… and can hope that further down the road… that you may or may not grace us… in Salem.

Love Ashley, class act and she always puts people in their place. I hope she crosses over to B&B and hooks up with Bill. It’s awesome when Y&R and B&B intertwine.


The Men of ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Tell All: Their On-Screen Romances and Love Scene Secrets During Their Visit to ‘The Talk’

Monday on The Talk, the leading men of The Bold and the Beautiful, Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter), Scott Clifton (Liam), Tanner Novlan (Finn), Matthew Atkinson (Thomas) and Joshua Hoffman (RJ) dished on their characters latest plights, romantic entanglements and what’s it like taping soap opera love scenes.

Speaking with The Talk co-hosts comprised of Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell, snd Akbar Gbajabiamila, B&B’s Joshua Hoffman opened up about joining the cast as RJ Forrester and being ‘green’ to the history of the long-running CBS daytime drama.  Joshua admitted: “I didn’t know much. I had to do a lot of research. I talked a lot with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge). I just kind of studied his mannerisms. I’m like, ‘OK, that’s my Dad, this is how he walks.'”

Matthew Atkinson shared  Thomas’ feelings for Hope (Annika Noelle): “This character Thomas has been kind of crazy in love with this girl for a long time, and he’s actually committed to her. He’s like steadfast in love, going to be there for you no matter what, and I think finally Hope is coming around.”

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Scott Clifton shared his take on if is Liam going after his Finn’s wife and his ex, Steffy:  “Listen, this character’s been flawed, he’s been misguided.  He’s a villain now, and I’m having the time of my life.”

Tanner Novlan expressed, when speaking of Liam coming between Finn and Steffy’s marriage, “We don’t know. There’s lots in store for sure. You’re going to have to stay tuned. Lawrence Saint-Victor revealed what’s it like to be in the middle of the Forrester fashion dynasty between Ridge and Eric (John McCook), “It’s weird to be in the middle between your friend and his father, but I think Carter is on the side of money.”

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You can check out three segments from the men of B&B’s visit to The Talk below.

Now let us know, do you see Liam as ‘the villain’ if he continues to pursue Steffy when she is married to Finn? Do you think Thomas will turn to the dark side again or remain steadfast and true in his relationship with Hope? Weigh-in via the comment section.

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Soap Stars and Notables Participate in the 91st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (Photos)

Sunday night in tinseltown, it was time for the 91st anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, which has become an annual tradition featuring soap stars and other celebrities from primetime, movies, music, and sports as thy drive down famed Hollywood Boulevard amongst floats and musical performances.

While many attended the live event, viewers around the country will be able to see the taped version of the parade on Friday, December 15th when it has its first airing on The CW in a two-hour special starting at 8 pm ET/PT.

Taking part in the festivities were: General Hospital’s Tajh Bellow (TJ), The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Ashley Jones (Bridget), Denise Richards (ex-Shauna), and Naomi Matsuda (Li), Days of our Lives stars, then and now, including: Deidre Hall (Marlena), A Martinez (ex-Eduardo), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Brant Daughtery (ex-Brian), and Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa), The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder (Esther) and former star Tatyana Ali (ex-Roxanne), The Bay’s Kristos Andrews (Peter/Adam) and Maxwell Caufield (Sir Thomas Kenway), plus As the World Turns Ming Na Wen (ex-Lien) and more.

In addition, iconic dancer/singer and choreographer, Paula Abdul was the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year, while Dean Cain, Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Montel Williams along with guest host, Elizabeth Stanton, called the Sunday-after-Thanksgiving tradition from different locations around the parade route.

Now below, check out some of the snaps from the 91st annual Hollywood Christmas Parade featuring some of your soap favorites.

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Wow! Marlena and Sheila together for the first time! Imagine if Marlena as the MarDevil met up with Sheila Carter and caused all sorts of havoc from Salem to Los Angeles? Crossover? Here’s Deidre Hall and Kimberlin Brown getting into the holiday spirit.

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Reunited and it feels so good? Remember when Daytime Emmy-winner, A Martinez came to Salem to play Eduardo Hernandez, father to Gabi, Rafe and Dario? Now, A can be seen in The Bay. Meanwhile, Stephen Nichols continues to keep on keepin’ on as Salem’s “Patchman”.

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GH’s Tajh Bellow with his lady love actress Lauren Speights.

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Giving us some Christmas wrapping vibes, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Naomi Matsuda (Li).

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Always ready for the holidays is former Days of our Lives star, Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa).

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Former ‘Bold and Beautiful’ star, Denise Richards (ex- Shauna) dressed in the holiday spirit.

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There is no doubt! Our pick for ‘Best Dressed’ has to go to General Hospital’s Josh Kelly (Cody). I mean, how can you top that for being in the ‘Christmas Spirit’?

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Humanitarian of the Year recipient, Paula Abdul.

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Former As the World Turns Star Ming-Na Wen (ex-Lien Hughes) ready for the holiday season.

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Brant Daughtery brought along his young son, and wife Kimberly, who is expecting their second child.

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Maxwell Caufield who will soon appear in the latest season of The Bay, looking ‘Christmas’ dapper.

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Ready for winter, and dressed in holiday white, Y&R’s Kate Linder.

So, who’s holiday outfit from their appearance in the Hollywood Christmas Parade, did you think was the best? Let us know via the comment section.

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Morgan Fairchild, Nicollette Sheridan & Donna Mills Visit ‘Tamron Hall’ to Talk ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’

Monday November 27th, soap opera favorites, Morgan Fairchild (GH, ex-DAYS, DFT, The City, Dallas, Falcon Crest et al), Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing) and Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing) visit with Tamron Hall on her syndicated talk show. (find times in your area here).

The trio is set to give some inside intel to Tamron on their highly-anticipating holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas, set to premiere on Lifetime on Saturday, December 2nd (8pm ET/7Pm CT) and streams next day.

As previously reported, Ladies of the 80’s: A Divas Christmas also stars Linda Gray (Dallas) and Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati) and in story, five glamorous ‘80s soap opera stars reunite to share the spotlight to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera.

The producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the whole production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together. Along the way, the divas also discover that the love between them all is still very strong too.

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Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas also stars Christopher Atkins, Patrika Darbo (ex-DAYS, B&B, The Bay), Alec Mapa, and Mills’s daughter, Chloe Mills. In addition, the holiday film features a theme song performed by none other than ’80s pop star Tiffany.

Check out the official trailer for ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ starring Donna, Nicollette, Linda, Morgan and Loni below, followed by the Tamron Hall Show preview for Monday’s episode.

Now let us know, are you looking forward to watching Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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