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"Housewives" In Genoa City: Erika Girardi To Team Up With Eileen Davidson In Upcoming Episode Of Y&R!

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Looks like a “Housewife” crossover is hitting Genoa City!  News from EW.com has that Erika Girardi (known also as Erika Jayne) will make a guest appearance on the December 15th episode of CBS’ The Young and the Restless.

As fans of Y&R know, fan favorite Eileen Davidson (Ashley) is also in the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and the ladies experience working on the soap together will be featured in the new season of the hit Bravo reality-series franchise.

On Y&R, Girardi will will play Farrah Dubose, a no-nonsense businesswoman who will interact with Genoa City’s most powerful residents including … Ashley Abbott!

Eileen Davidson took to Twitter to share her enthusiasm of Erika’s visit to Genoa City: “I had a blast working with Erika Jayne on Y&R.  Can’t wait for everyone to watch!”

Davidson and Girardi seventh season of Real Housewives begins on December 6th on Bravo.

So, what do you think of Erika’s upcoming Y&R cross-promotion debut?  Comment below!

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clh
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clh

Ew, why? Stop trying to trash up our soaps. No wonder the industry doesn’t take soap actors seriously.

Chris
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Chris

Seriously? Soap actors NEVER were taken seriously, going all the way back to the 60s. It has nothing to do with a reality star making one guest appearance. Give me a break.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

A Kardashian was on OLTl and was terrible…reality stars are all terrible!!!

Addison
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Addison

The good thing about reality stars is they make soap stars look like they are Shakespearean trained (which some are).

vinman
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vinman

THANK YOU!!!

Donny
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Donny

Cast Kris Kardashian as Dina Abbott, that would be terrific. I adore Kris she is a terrific business woman. Her acting could be good, she will have scenes with Eileen Davidson, Peter Bergman and Beth Maitland. Imagine the fireworks lol.

Dinah
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Dinah

Donny my friend Kris is a has been, The role of Dina Abbott Mergeron will now be played by Marj Dusay.

Celia
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Celia

Why?

su0000
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su0000

hi CC …
well, Y&R needs some trash LOL
It would be great if she came to Y&R to be in the research lab of the hospital with a flesh eating venereal disease ahaaa!
and stitch could save her.

Alan
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Alan

The only way I would be interested in her appearance is if she took Stitch with her on her way out of town…

Celia
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Celia

Now, su….that’s funny. Good one.
We don’t need the soaps to give us laughs, SuzieQ. We’ve got you!!!!
Stitch? I doubt he knows the difference between a suture and a stitch. Ha!!

Addison
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Addison

Wait a minute, Alan. You mean you do not find the naval gazing contest which is transpiring between Stitch and Abby to be utterly fascinating?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I remember the day when soaps hired professional trained actors…New York soaps often got good actors from the stage…todays soaps are a joke when it comes to casting and no one is laughing-or watching like they used to-guess ill go watch Manniquin-by the way many of todays actors would make great window displays as manniquins!!!

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Unfortunately Jim, so true. Remember the cast from Ryan’s Hope, Edge of Night , heck, as you said all the New York based soaps!

su0000
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su0000

Instead of giving us a worn down alcoholic whatever they could give us the Chippendales!!
12 physically perfect male struttin their stuff would be the correct way to entertain.

((I should be running the soaps! I would not bore you with old housewives showing off all their plastic surgeries but with Magic Mike !
I would rock it with interesting stuff!

Addison
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Addison

I just wish Stitch had turned out to be the Newman leak.
Then we could change his nickname to Snitch!

Mateo
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Mateo

I think this will be a fun experience. Y&R has had many different people make guest appearances on the show. Victor had that football player on the show as one of the spokespeople for his event in Newman Towers. Ashley deserves a little of the same. I like Erika Jayne Girardi. She gets looked at negatively because of her images in videos but from the scenes I have watched her in on the Real Housewives franchise she is one smart cookie with confidence. Love it, can’t wait.

Addison
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Addison

I would be more excited to learn that Ashely was going to get a new love interest in order to make her a more interesting and viable character on this daytime drama.
How many times must we endure Ashley butting into her two brothers’ business because she has no life of her own? The pathetic thing is one brother is pushing forty while the other is pushing sixty–her acting like their over bearing mother is wince inducing to say the least.

Celia
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Celia

Actually the ‘other’ brother is well over sixty. Ashley is pushing sixty. He is a grandpapa…..Keemo must have kids, somewhere in Nowhereland.
Shameful how she has no storyline of which to speak.
I love Eileen/Ashley. She is just hanging on, bounced around and made to look like Auntie Em.

Addison
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Addison

True, Peter Bergman is well into his sixties but I am pretty sure he is playing a man in his fifties.
In any case, both Jack and Billy really do not need Ashely to play mother hen at their ages. I fully expect Ashely to ground both of them while depriving them of their cell phones.

vinman
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vinman

TAKE THE TRASH OUT OF GC!!!!

Alan
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Alan

Ugh.

Gimmicky appearances like these take you right out of the story. The only good guest stars on soaps have been the ones with real acting experience who have committed to an actual arc or recurring character (Arlene Dahl as Lucinda King on OLTL; Barbara Rush as Nola Orsini on AMC; Donna Mills as Madeline Reeves on GH; Dorothy Maguire as Cora Miller on Y&R; Farley Granger as Earl Mitchell on ATWT; and Ava Gardner as Ruth Galveston on KNOTS LANDING).

Days Of Our Lives

SATURDAY: Day of Days 2020 Virtual Fan Event

Days of our Lives fans from all the United States and abroad are counting down till this Saturday, November 21st for the first-ever Day of Days virtual fan event.

The annual NBC fanfest usually held live is this year adapting to the changes and challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, and thus the network along with the iconic 55-year-old soap opera are offering a free online event with a brand new event site to engage with and watch content throughout the entire day.

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Simply log on to DayofDays2020.com to watch … and follow along for show information on the official Days of our Lives social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well.   Below is a breakdown by day-part of what fans can expect.

 

 

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The festivities kick-off at 10 am EST/7 am PST.  The cast will appear in various Q&A sessions where they will banter with each other and answer some of your burning questions, plus there will be quizzes and trivia challenges; a virtual behind-the-scenes set tour with an exclusive look at Salem in 2020; “at-home” content with cast members; and much more.

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Look for the following to participate in the day-long celebration: Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Brandon Barash, Robert Scott Wilson, Lauren Koslow, Josh Taylor, Marci Miller, Billy Flynn, Emily O’Brien, Cady McClain, Matthew Ashford, Judi Evans, Wally Kurth, Mary Beth Evans, Stephen Nichols, James Reynolds, Sal Stowers, Lamon Archey, Nadia Bjorlin, Mike Manning, Paul Telfer, Linsey Godfrey, Camila Banus, Isabel Durant, Lindsay Arnold, Bill Hayes, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Eric Martsolf, Arianne Zucker, Stacy Haiduk, Brandon Beemer, Martha Madison, John Aniston, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Lucas Adams, Suzanne Rogers, Galen Gering, Tamara Braun, and Bryan Dattilo.

So, are you excited to watch Day of Days 2020 direct from your homes? Comment below.

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Jane Elliot Makes Another Return to General Hospital

Tracy Quartermaine is coming home for the holidays when Daytime Emmy-winner and enduring fan favorite, Jane Elliot reprises her signature role on General Hospital.

According to the very latest Soap Opera Digest, look for Monica (Leslie Charleson) to summon Tracy back to Port Charles to deal with the trouble Tracy’s son, Ned (Wally Kurth) is finding himself in.

How will Tracy’s return effect what’s been going down with ELQ?  Stay tuned.

Elliot, was last seen on the show in 2019 during holiday time, after she had exited the series for her retirement back in 2017.  Jane began portraying the one and only Tracy back in 1978

During her last visit, Jane also participated in the GH version of A Christmas Carol, which was one of GH’s Emmy-nominated drama episodes in the running for the Outstanding Drama Series prize this past June.

So, excited to see Jane back on your screens very shortly? Comment below.

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Ryan Phillippe Opens Up About How Parents Shunned Him For Taking On Gay Role On One Life to Live & Part In ‘Cruel Intentions’

Ryan Phillippe has been in the entertainment news cycle this week. First, for the shocking premiere episode of Big Sky in which he is/was headlining (read more about that here) and also about his very candid remarks on the KFC Podcast.

During his interview (which you can watch the remarks below), Ryan shared that because of his religious upbringing his parents shunned him, most especially after his role in the comedy Cruel Intentions.

However, it all started when Phillippe first landed on our TV screens as the young Billy Douglas on One Life to Live – Billy was the first gay teenager ever portrayed on a daytime soap opera, and to this day this storyline remains one of the most groundbreaking for the genre.

 

In the conversation with the KFC Podcast, Ryan expressed:  “I’d grown up going to Baptist school, Christian school, and stuff. My first role ever, though, coming out of the Christian school when I was a senior in high school, I played the first gay character on a soap opera … the first gay teenager, ever. So I was shunned at that point, so they were already out of the picture.”

Then at 23, Ryan’s big follow-up role also sat badly with his religions parents when he landed in the 1999 film, Cruel Intentions in the role of Sebastian Valmont,  The film also starred former All My Children star, Sarah Michelle Gellar (Ex-Kendall) as well.  The cult movie featured a kiss between Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair; while Joshua Jackson played a gay role.  Phillippe was remembered for a nude scene and his character kissing his stepsister in the film.

Phillippe shared he would love to return to a role in the vein of Sebastian. “I’ve still never played a character like that since.  I’m dabbling in comedies here and there, I’m doing a lot of comedy stuff.  But I want to get back to playing a character like Sebastian in Cruel Intentions. It was just so fun to be so flippant and theatrical.”

Check out the podcast conversation below, followed by the key scenes where Billy tells his parents he is gay from One Life to Live. 

Then in the comment section, share your thoughts on Ryan’s comments and if you loved him as Billy on One Life.

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