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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 »

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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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Krista Allen is The Bold and the Beautiful’s New Taylor Hayes

In a shocking casting move, former Days of our Lives star, Krista Allen (Ex-Billie Reed from 1996-1999) has replaced long time B&B favorite, Hunter Tylo in the role of Dr. Taylor Hayes.

According to EW.com, Allen will take over the role of beginning on December 10th. Tylo, had previously played the role of Taylor for over three decades on the CBS daytime drama series.

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The report also notes that The Bold and the Beautiful did reach out to Hunter about reprising her signature role but was unsuccessful.

For fans of the show, Taylor has been absent for many key story points since 2019 including: her son Thomas’ brain surgery and the recent marriage of her daughter, Steffy’s marriage to Finn, plus the birth of her grandson and more.

In a tweet following the casting news being announced, Allen shared on her Twitter account: “This is gonna be a fun one! Very excited to step into this iconic role and be back on Daytime after 25 years! … Omg T-W-E-N-T-Y F-I-V-E years?”

Krista will start taping at B&B’s CBS Television City soundstage this Thursday, October 28th, and will share her first scenes with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge). Will there be trouble ahead in his marriage of Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge with NuTaylor back in the picture?

Allen was recently seen on the TV series 9-1-1, and numerous primetime and film appearances.

So, what do you think of Krista Allen becoming the recast Dr. Taylor Hayes? Comment below.

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Natalie Morales Set to Join ‘The Talk’ After Exiting NBC News

Looks like the The Talk table will now be set, as Natalie Morales will be added to the line-up of co-hosts for the CBS daytime afternoon series.

Although CBS would offer no official word or comment after the story on her coming to the series ran in the Daily Mail, Natalie would join: Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell and Akbar Gbajabiamila on the panel.

This comes after Morales exited NBC News this morning after 22 years for an “unspecified new opportunity”.  However, she will continue to appear on Dateline’s 30th season throughout the rest of year.

The longtime Today Show anchor told staffers she was moving on expressing in a note: “To my Dateline and Today show families, it’s very hard to say goodbye… and we all know in this business it’s never goodbye but see you later. I’m eternally grateful for the support and deep friendships that will remain no matter where our paths lead.  I have so much to be thankful for and for every one of you who helped me get here… muchísimas gracias mis amigos.”

Tom Mazzarelli, the EP of Today also wrote in a note to staff that “Morales been offered an opportunity she’s passionate about and has decided to step away from NBC News after an incredible two-decade career here.”

Natalie previously anchored Access Hollywood from 2016 to 2019 and continued to be the West Coast anchor of Today.

So, what do you think of Natalie Morales, becoming a main co-host on The Talk? Good fit? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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