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Eileen Davidson Talks Behind-The-Scenes Of The Decadent 80's On The Soaps On Watch What Happens Live!

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On Tuesdays night episode of Bravo’s hit talk show Watch What Happens Live!, host Andy Cohen welcomed RHOBH cast member and Y&R and Days star, Eileen Davidson and Whitney Cummings to the show, with none other than the just exited Tobias of Jabot Cosmetics, Jeffrey Christopher Todd as the guest bartender!

There were two clips from the show of interest: In the first Eileen, upon a viewers call-in question, revealed as had been documented by other daytime performers, that the decadent 80’s were just that behind the scenes of the soap operas, with cocaine  use, making out or sex in the dressing rooms, and alcohol actually in the cups or glasses they would drink on set during scenes.

In the second clip the After The Show segment:  Eileen, Whitney, and Andy discuss social media and the pushback Brandi Granville has gotten this season on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!  Remember, it is she who threw the drink in Eileen’s face.  The trio also discuss social media comments the actors on the soaps receive, as opposed to people who are being their real life selves, although edited, in reality programming.

Watch the clip with Eileen’s comments on sex, drugs, and rock and roll in the soaps in the 80’s. And then, weigh-in on how we comment on celebrities or real life people on social media.

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

IMO…the 80s was the last great decade for most soaps…

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

Its so great to see Eileen back on Y&R. Sharon , Eileen , Drucilla, Jill and some others are my favorites. I wish Victor would stop being on so much. Chelsea is so boring. The new Billy please recast him. But all in all been a fan since 1981 🙂 Oh and Summer oh that dear girl is so much like her crazy mother Phyllis we know where she will end up . Like mom

dmr
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dmr

Genie Francis spoke about the drug use on the set of General Hospital when she was younger. Tony Geary confirmed what she said on an episode of Lifetime’s “Intimate Portrait” years ago-so this does not surprise me. Soaps in the 80’s were all about big budget and decadence-it seems. I had the displeasure of tuning into RHOBH the other night-the episode in which Eileen had the girls over to play cards with her husband. (Her house is gorgeous by the way). Eileen was a class-act, as was Lisa Rinna. The other women are just awful-hard to watch. They give women… Read more »

chris
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chris

Yes, she earned $750,000 for the season. One could put up with a lot of craziness for that kind of money!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I just watched that epi. I feel bad for Vince & Eileen inviting this insanity into their home.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Ahh the eighties—-the last decade we were allowed to have fun without everybody finding out about it on the internet—those were the days. LOL

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I just love ED. I had not watched any of the RHoWhever franchises until she and Lisa Rinna joined the RHoBH. Now it is my guilty pleasure. Both Eileen & Lisa are a hoot and surprisingly, often the voice of reason.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

I thought Eileen was telling tales out of school.

Lew S
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Lew S

She didn’t name names and the stories about the sex and drugs have been around for years. To an extent, it still may be happening today.

su0000
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su0000

They should call the show;
Hollywood Ho’s and Glitter ..

ahhaa alcoholic woman made of plastic surgery, silicone and botox wearing glitter trying not to look like senior citizens..
I would hope those restaurants they hang in give them their senior citizen meal discounts ahaa..

bottomline; they are reidiculous ..

Nanci
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Nanci

You nailed it.
Ridiculous and very sad, too.

Aden
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Aden

I would think you’d love it Su! LOL. You seem to love all the characters on GH that are made out of rubber, and masks, and silicone, and otherwise surgically altered. Half the characters on the show are or have been…Julian, Jason, Luke, Faison, Duke, Obrecht, Anna, etc. What makes this different? Its all “”just entertainment” as you keep reminding us ad nauseum. Do you suppose Carlivati has the ability to tell a story WITHOUT the use of.masks, plastic surgery, altered faces, dopplegangers, etc?

Aden
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Aden

Sex and drugs in show business?!?! No way!!!! LMAO. Seriously…this is news??

Timmm
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Timmm

Eileen is a great actress but I lost some respect for her for being on the Housewives. She is way better than most of the plastic trash that call themselves “Wives!”

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, Timmm.
I have never watched one single episode of any of this trash. I will never understand why these women demean themselves so. And, for Eileen Davidson to lower herself like this? Pity.

Timmm
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Timmm

I wasted an hour of my life I can never get back and watched an episode and Eileen wasnt even in that episode. It is complete garbage. Anyone who is on this show is looking for attention, money, and fame. To me it is nothing more than legalized porn! The fake everything, the fighting, the swearing. Maybe I’m just getting older but it disgusts me! Pity squared!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Well, then, Tim…I am getting older along with you. I have too much respect for myself to even contemplate what this (collectively speaking) poor excuse for humanity will do next.

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Mike Manning On His DAYS Departure: “Thank You to NBC, to Everyone Involved, and Most of All to the Fans That Were Along for the Ride With This Crazy Character.”

Now it’s the end of the line for Charlie on Days of our Lives, his portrayer Mike Manning took to his Instagram for some parting words of his time in Salem playing this very bad dude.

As Days fans know, many people wanted Charlie dead, and now he is! Thus begins a good old fashioned soap murder mystery on the long-running NBC soap opera, the question now is, who ultimately did the deed?

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After getting a copy of the latest Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, which features, “Who Killed Charlie?” on the cover, Manning shared in a post on Friday: Everybody has a motive to want this guy dead.” 😂 Not exactly how I pictured my first soap magazine cover, but at least we’re having a good time with it. It’s been fun Salem. I’ll love you all forever. ✌🏼💙. Thank you to NBC, to everyone involved, and most of all to the fans that were along for the ride w/ this crazy character. You’re amazing. I’ll always be grateful for you.  Excited to share what’s next as soon as I can.   Arrivederci. -Charlie/Mike”

So place your bets on who will turn out to be the murderer via the comment section below and let us know what you thoughts on Mike’s run on DAYS!

 

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WATCH: Jackée Harry Comes to Days of our Lives Promo

Next week on March 1st look for the arrival of Jackée Harry to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Harry is coming to the long-running soap in the new role of Paulina, who is connected to the Carver family.

In the newly-released promo heralding her upcoming DAYS debut, the actress shares, “I’ve got three good reasons you should watch me on Days of our Lives … I’m bold … I’m fabulous .. and you know I’m going to stir up trouble.  Let’s do this!”

Harry is best known for her roles in the sitcoms 227, Sister, Sister and numerous roles on television and motion pictures.

Watch the NBC promo featuring Jackée below.

What kind of trouble do you think Harry’s Paulina will stir up in Salem? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

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