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Jackée Harry Reveals She is Joining the Cast of Days of our Lives

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Sitcom star and fan favorite, Jackée Harry announced this morning on TODAY that she is joining the cast of Days of our Lives.  Harry got her soap start on Another World (Ex-Lily Mason).   She shared: “I am going to be joining the cast of a big, big soap opera on NBC, Days of our Lives.”

Then, Jackée revealed she is taking on a new role in Salem, by teasing, “She’s fabulous. You know I play the fabulous woman!  It’s a brand-new storyline with African Americans, and they’ve been at the forefront of hiring minorities; they have a lot of diversity on Days o our Lives. I don’t want to give away the storyline but I have a daughter and … ain’t nothing but trouble in River City.  But I’m told … I’ll be fabulous.”

And if DAYS fans recall, Harry got the attention of head writer, Ron Carlivati back in January of 2020 following the airing of the Grammy Awards on CBS. That is when Harry sent out a tweet with a side-by-side image of Grammy icon, Bonnie Raitt, next to DAYS’ Suzanne Rogers (Maggie).

 

Harry, who is known for her humor and wit in her tweets, expressed: “Has Bonnie Raitt been moonlighting as Maggie from Days of 0ur Lives for the past 20 years? 

Known for her signature role as Sandra Clark on the sitcom 227,  Carlivati responded: “No, Bonnie is obviously Maggie’s evil twin. The real question is, when is Sandra Clark going to come visit Salem?”  Next, an excited Harry sent back: “Ha!!!! I would LOVE to play with the DOOL cast, Ron.”

Now it’s December, Jackée  has a role on DAYS!

NBC confirmed to EW.com that Harry’s new DAYS role is Paulina, who comes to Salem to reconnect with her family. New to town, the successful and outspoken Paulina will be connected to the Carvers.  She will begin filming this month for episodes set to air in March of 2021.

You can watch reveal that she is joining the soap and more during her appearance on TODAY here.

So, what role do you think Jackée Harry will play on the NBC daytime drama series? Comment below.

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Jimh
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Jimh

I watched her on both AW and 227…hope her role is interesting-looking forward to this!!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Yep, she’s always a riot whenever and wherever she shows up. Not quite sure how she fits into DAYS, but it ought to be a fun ride.

And oh my goodness, that photo! Has she discovered an anti-aging serum the rest of us don’t know about? I had no idea who it was until I read the article.

Just Jackie
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Just Jackie

Maybe Sheila’s mother…Unless days gets a new family …..

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

A very appealing actress. I look forward to seeing her on screen. Now for a tangent: as much as I like the show, I think its fatal flaw is the non-stop comings and goings of characters. Some of these changes are welcome, some are not. There is just no stability! Just when you think the show is all about Sonny and Wil or Brady and Kristen or Ben and Ciara or Xander and Sarah or Hope and Rafe or Gabi and whoever, it turns on a dime. Poof! Beloved characters are gone. Old characters come back. New characters join in.… Read more »

Channing Capwell
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Channing Capwell

“I am still watching because there are some days (i.e., Days) when my favorite characters are featured — until they’re not.”

Already diagnosed your own problem. Every plot thread mentioned was resolved. You just have to watch. Every day.

Phil
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Phil

It’s obvious that she will be playing Lani’s mom!

Satan
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Satan

Why would that be obvious? Lani already has a mom and she’s portrayed by the same actress since her first appearance on the show back in the early 1980s (and that would be Marilyn McCoo of the 5th Dimension, of course) More likely Jackee will be playing a new character, possibly the mother of Theo Carver’s new girlfriend. As it’s unlikely they would have bothered with a Theo recast for two episodes, he’s probably coming back from South Africa soon, and bringing the new girl with him. I’m guessing we’ll find out her family is also “from Salem” even though… Read more »

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

Yes, I know Harry took this job for the $$$. However, I can’t believe her career has declined so much that she has to take a part on DOOL in its current state? There is no one like Tyler Perry who could give her role in one of his films?

I like Harry. It just saddens me to see that this is where her career has gone. Given the revolving door of actors at DOOL, I doubt she will be there long.

Channing Capwell
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Channing Capwell

So, you read the article above, and remember her exchange with Ron earlier. Right? She’s a fan of the show. Maybe she’s doing it for fun. If DAYS is bargain basement entertainment, why watch.

Just Jackie
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Just Jackie

I loved it when she would say her name as Jac Kay……!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Loved her when she played Lily on AW. I’m going to bet dimes to dollars she will tie in with Abe which will be good if it goes that way. But either way, she is going to be great with the rest of the cast!!!

Violet Lemm
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James R Poissant
I am SO confused!I am sure I read just a few days ago that she was going to be playing Gwen’s mother. I thought it was crazy then,but being involved with the Carvers makes way more sense.

Momo
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Awesome! Can’t wait!

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Irene Cara, Best-Known For Smash Hits ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance… What A Feeling’, Dead at 63

Oscar and Grammy winner, Irene Cara has passed away.  The singer/songwriter/actress, known for her memorable vocal performances to the theme of the hit movie, Fame, and singing the title track to another 80’s blockbuster, Flashdance, apparently died in her Florida home yesterday. The cause of death is not yet known.

According to her publicist, Judith Moore on Twitter, the rep shared: “This is the absolute worst part of being a publicist. I can’t believe I’ve had to write this, let alone release the news.  It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara. The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer passed away in her Florida home.  Irene’s family has requested privacy as they process their grief. She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films.”

A little known fact is that Irene’s first acting gig was on the daytime drama, Love of Life from 1970-1971 in the role of Daisy Allen.   She later appeared in TV roles on: What’s Happening, Kojak, Roots: The Next Generations, and in the film, Sparkle and many more.

Later, Cara first rose to prominence when she was cast in the 1980’s musical film Fame, where she sang the title track and starred in as Coco Hernandez.  Her vocal performance in Fame earned her two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance Female in 1981.

Two years later, Cara not only picked up two Grammy Awards for her performance, but also an Oscar for  co-writing, “Flashdance… What a Feeling” from another 80’s pop culture smash, Flashdance.  At the Grammys in 1984, Irene won for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, and Best Album of an Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special.  She took home the Oscar for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards in 1983.

Cara’s rep added, that at the time of Irene’s death they were working on new projects: “Working on amazing projects that would have made her  and her fans incredibly happy. Her manager and I will finish them. She’d want that.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances on the passing of Irene Cara via the comment section below.

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Amazon Freevee To Bring Back Iconic Australian Soap ‘Neighbours’ with All-New Episodes

In an absolutely stunning twist, the beloved Australian soap opera Neighbours which was canceled after 37 years and aired its final episode in late July after nearly 9,000 episodes, is coming back!

Amazon Freevee and the show’s producer, Fremantle have revealed that they are set to revitalize the soap opera and it will premiere exclusively, and for free, on the streamer in the UK and U.S.

In addition, this will include streaming rights to thousands of episodes from the previous seasons, which will be available to view prior to the launch of the new season.  Neighbours will also be available via Prime Video; in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, word is that new episodes will begin shooting in Australia next year.  Cast already signed-on include: Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Ryan Moloney and Jackie Woodburne who return to reprise their leading roles.

In a way, this news is a bit reminiscent of Prospect Park’s online save of All My Children and One Life to Live, when the company originally had hoped to move the soaps immediately and seamlessly following their network TV broadcast ending, to their new online home, only to run into pitfalls to eventually launch a year later.

Back in March, Neighbours ran into funding issues, when its key UK broadcast partner, Channel 5 pulled out and their attempts at finding alternative funding never panned out.

In a statement, Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD original content and programming at Amazon Studios, expressed: “Neighbours has captivated its audience for nearly 40 years, building a dedicated and loyal following for the lives and stories of the characters on Ramsay Street. With the power of streaming, we’re able to offer a catalog of thousands of Neighbours episodes for new audiences to discover this legendary series and current fans to relive their favorite moments. We look forward to immersing the audience in new Ramsay Street experiences when we relaunch the show next year for Amazon Freevee and Prime Video customers.”

Jennifer Mullin, global CEO, Fremantle added: “Neighbours is a unique series with a powerful connection with its fans across the world. We cherish the show and all those who have been part of its incredible story over many decades, so we are thrilled that we have found a new home with Amazon Freevee. Thanks to the innovative Amazon Freevee platform, many classic episodes will be available to fans, and Neighbours will go back into full production in Australia early next year, providing our fans with new episodes. This partnership with Amazon Freevee marks an exciting new chapter, and we look forward to collaborating with them, along with our long-term and valued partner in Australia, Network 10.”

Previously, Neighbours ended its 37-year run with a memorable final episode where many of its most well-known stars returned to make an appearance including:  Margot Robbie, Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Guy Pearce.  The episode scored the soaps highest ratings since 2019.

You can watch a teaser for Neighbours in their upcoming new home below, and a social media teaser from the series itself.

What do you think about Neighbours being saved to live another day? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Robert Clary, DAYS, Y&R and ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ Favorite, Passes Away at 96

Very sad news to report.  Robert Clary, who became a soap opera fan favorite for his roles as Robert LeClair on Days of our Lives, and Pierre Roulland on The Young and the Restless has died at the age of 96.

Clary, best known to primetime fans for his role as  Cpl. Louis LeBeau, on the comedy series, Hogan Heroes, passed away on Wednesday according to his granddaughter, Kim Wright, who informed the Hollywood Reporter.  Robert was the last surviving member of the iconic cast.

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Throughout his daytime career, Clary always sang in his roles and is most remembered as Doug Williams (Bill Hayes) best friend, Robert LeClair.  The two would always perform at “Doug’s Place” in story.  Clary played the role from 1972–1973, 1975–1983, and again from 1986–1987.

During a break from DAYS, Robert went over to Y&R and created the role of Pierre Roulland when the CBS daytime drama first premiered from 1973-1974, and once again sang and acted on the show.  Later in his career, Clary appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful in the role of Pierre Jourdan from 1990-1992.

On Clary’s passing, Y&R shared: “The #YR Family sends our condolences to the family and loved ones of Robert Clary known to the Y&R audiences as “Pierre” on our debut episode!” 

B&B also honored Robert by posting: The Bell Family & @BandB_CBS re sad to learn of the passing of #RobertClary, who portrayed Pierre Jourdan on @BandB_CBS from 1990-1992. Robert was a talented actor, a kind and courageous man, and a friend to all who knew him.”

Four decades into his career, Robert, who was Jewish, came forward with the fact that was incarcerated for 31 months in an Auschwitz concentrate camp, and tattooed with the identification “A-5714” on his left forearm. He was the only one of his captured family to make it out alive.

Clary was married for 32 years to the late Natalie Cantor, the second daughter of Eddie Cantor. She passed away in 1997.

Share your remembrances of the exceptional Robert Clary via the comment section below. But first, watch Robert talking about working with Bill Hayes on Days of our Lives, and his appearance in Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes Lifetime Achievement Award package at the Daytime Emmys (produced by Michael Fairman).

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