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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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DAYS Jackée Harry Joins Freeform Comedy Pilot ‘Everything’s Trash’ in Recurring Role

Jackée Harry is one busy actress in Hollywood!  On the heels of learning that Harry has signed on more full-time on Days of our Lives in her role as Paulina, comes this bit of casting news.

Harry will join the cast of the Freeform comedy pilot, Everything’s Trash along with another notable actor, George Wallace.  Both will have recurring roles in the show should it go to series.

In story, Everything’s Trash follows Phoebe (Phoebe Robinson), a 30-something podcast star navigating her messy life. When her younger brother Jayden emerges as a leading politician, she’s forced to grow up, so she relies on her friends and close-knit family to help her figure out adulthood, since she doesn’t seem to have a clue. The series is inspired by Robinson’s book, “Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay.”

According to Variety, “Harry will star as Zora, Phoebe and Jayden’s mother. She and her husband are mid-Western transplants, but they have made a home in NY . They love and support their children equally, but truth be known, Zora acts (and dresses) younger than she is and straddles the line between “I’m my daughter’s mother” and “I’m my daughter’s best friend.”  Meanwhile, Wallace will play the role of Abraham, Phoebe and Jayden’s father and husband to Zora.

So, looking forward to hopefully seeing Jackée on a half-comedy sitcom at night, and doing her role on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Receives 2-Year Renewal from NBC

For the first time since 2014, Days of our Lives has received not just a one-year, but a two-year renewal, from NBC ending the suspense of another renewal negotiations between the series, the network, and Sony.

According to Deadline that broke the good news this will take the long-running and beloved daytime drama series through its 57th and 58th seasons on the air.  In anticipation of the pick-up, the producers had been making if-come deals with key cast members, including signing a new contract with Days favorite Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) and bringing in Jackée Harry  Paulina) who was recurring at first to be more full-time on the show.

In statements on the DAYS pick-up, Michael Sluchan, EVP, Scripted Series & Kids Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming shared: “We couldn’t be happier to bring our loyal fans two more seasons of Days of our Lives and continue what has been an absolutely remarkable achievement in television. A big thank you to Ken Corday and the cast and crew for their incredible passion for storytelling that continues to reach new generations of viewers.”

DAYS EP, Ken Corday shared: “After more than 55 years of bringing drama, adventure and romance to screens around the world, we are thrilled and honored to carry on the Days of our Lives legacy for another two years. We are thankful to NBC for their enduring commitment to the show and grateful to continue this wonderful journey with our fans for years to come.”

Sony EVP, Programming Steve Kent added: “We are incredibly proud of the work being done by Ken Corday, the cast and crew. They continue to tell bold stories through these iconic characters captivating audiences around the world.  We are thrilled to continue the legacy of Days of our Lives and for viewers to enjoy two more seasons.”

So, thrilled to hear about the two-year pick-up for DAYS? Share your congrats to the show via the comment section below.

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Victoria Konefal Will Be Back On Days of our Lives

This week Days of our Lives viewers saw the exit of both Theo (Cameron Johnson) and Ciara (Victoria Konefal), much to the chagrin of Cin fans everywhere! But hold on! Days head writer, Ron Carlivati revealed that Victoria Konefal will be back on-screen this summer on the NBC soap opera.

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Carlivati revealed: “From the moment we were coming to that point and we knew Ciara was going to exit town with Theo, we were immediately pursuing the next chapter with Victoria: When would she be available or willing to come back, and when could we tell the next chapter because I knew that would feel unfinished and be unsatisfying to a lot of people. So that’s why I’m happy to announce here that Ciara is coming back and we are going to tell that next chapter of the story and hopefully, this time, the audience will get the payoff that they’re looking for and hoping for.”

And as to just how long will Konefal who chose to go on recurring status with the show be back for her summer run, Carlivati shared: “At this point, and I can’t speak for Victoria and I can’t speak for the show, and this is not an official announcement in any capacity, but I will say at this point, there is not an end date. We are working with Victoria to keep the story going and keep Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s love story alive.”

Cin fans should note that Carlivati added, “I would encourage the audience to remember that they (Cin) have an important anniversary coming up this summer that may figure into their story, so she will be back sooner than you know.”

So, happy to know there will be more of Ben and Ciara? Where you upset to see Ciara exit the canvas with Theo? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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