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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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‘Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles’ Josh Flagg to Make Guest Appearance on Days of our Lives

From real estate agent to soap opera star, that’s where Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles star Josh Flagg finds himself when he visits Salem and Days of our Lives on-air next spring.

According to a report from PEOPLE.com, Flagg will appear in the May 12th, 2023 episode streaming on Peacock.

The details of his character’s arc is being kept under wraps. But when looking at the first look exclusive, Flagg appears in scenes with DAYS Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Abigail Klein (Stephanie).

When questioned how he came to be cast on DAYS, Flagg shared that the Days of our Lives casting team reached out to him because they thought he would “play this particular character very well.”

Turns out that Josh is a longtime fan of Days of our Lives and recalls watching the soap with his mother growing up.

In addition to his DAYS stint, look for Josh tomorrow night, December 8th, when an all-new season of MDLLA bows on Bravo at 9 p.m. ET.

So, what do you think of Josh Flagg coming to DAYS? Is he playing a real estate agent? Comment below.

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NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell Says Peacock Hit 18M Paid Subscribers Up From 15M In September

On Monday, during a webcast session at the UBS TMT investors conference, NBC Universal CEO, Jeff Shell shared that the NBCUniversal streaming service, Peacock has hit 18 million paid subscribers.

Interestingly, that is an uptick of 3 million paid subscribers since the end of September of this year, where the service had 15 million.

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As soap fans know, Days of our Lives debuted exclusively in its new home on Peacock on September 12th, and viewers who watched on linear TV and NBC had to switch modes and pay-in for a subscription to watch the show.  However, there has been no quantifying data released on just how well DAYS is performing on the platform.

In terms of its sustainability and its ad-supported streaming platform, Shell added: “We were late coming into streaming, but we clearly chose the right business model.”  Shell noted that this strategy has helped offset declines in linear TV revenues, and a worsening advertising market.

The CEO went to explain: “We believe in the premium video ad-supported, dual revenue stream essential broadcast and cable on streaming, driven by key programming.” Shell also shared that declines in cable subscribers is putting pressure on affiliate fees and advertising rates, so it’s becoming more important than ever for Peacock revenues to offset falling cable TV revenues and that the TV ad business is “definitely getting worse.”

So, what do you think of the uptick of subscribers to Peacock since September? Is Days of our Lives a key player in this? Have you gotten use to watching your favorite soap on the streaming platform? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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(WATCH) Day of Days 2022 Cast Interviews

Want to know what your favorites from Salem had to share and tease at the recent Days of Days 2022? Now, You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel has released their full set of interviews with the cast of Days of our Lives conducted during the fan fest event.

Just over a week ago, Day of Days was held for the first time since 2019, and returned in a new location – the Xbox Plaza in downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live.  DAYS, which just celebrated its 57th anniversary, can now be seen in its new home exclusively streaming on Peacock.

Photos: Peacock

Make sure to check out all the conversations below featuring: Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) and Camila Banus (Gabi), Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Abigail Klein (Stephanie), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and Billy Flynn (Chad), Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and Greg Vaughan (Eric), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Mary Beth Evans  (Kayla) and George DelHoyo (Orpheus), Drake Hogestyn (John), Paul Telfer (Xander) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Wally Kurth (Justin), Brandon Barash (Stefan) and Carson Boatman (Johnny), Thaao Penghlis (Tony) and Leann Hunley (Anna), Jackee Harry (Paulina) and James Reynolds (Abe), Brandon Beemer (Shawn) and Martha Madison (Belle), Galen Gering (Rafe) and Elia Cantu (Jada), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas) and Kyle Lowder (Rex), Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) and Tina Huang (Melinda), and Victoria Grace (Wendy) and Remington Hoffman (Li).

 

After you checked out the videos, let us know which was your favorite chat in the comment section below … and for more upcoming celebrity features and video content make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

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