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Olivia Rose Keegan Cast As DAYS Claire Brady! Martha Madison Tweets: "If TeenysTweeting And I Had A Baby, This … My TV Kid!"

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Days of our Lives had been very busy stacking their show for a big fall and winter push in the ratings, that should make the upcoming 5oth anniversary season of the long running NBC daytime drama series one for the records book.

While the series has brought back Jason Cook as Shawn-Douglas Brady and Martha Madison as Belle, they have also SORAS’d their child, Claire!  After the talent search it was actress/singer Olivia Rose Keegan who has nabbed the coveted part!  When viewers last saw the character of Claire in 2008, she was very little girl who left Salem with her parents.

Fans of DAYS have already noticed the striking resemblance to the original Belle, General Hospital’s Kirsten Storms (Maxie) and Madison. So much so, that Madison took to Twitter calling it out in a very cute way, and welcoming her new TV daughter relating: “If @teenystweeting and I had a baby, this … #myTVkid

As for Keegan, she has appeared on numerous television series including: Modern Family and Sam & Cat.  Olivia is also quite the musical performer – in fact via her Instagram account – she has been touting her cover of Adele’s “Crazy For You”.  You can watch it after the jump!  So, what do you think of the casting of Olivia as Claire Brady? Share your thoughts in the comment section!

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Ray
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I am excited about this casting. I think this age demographic is missing from the show. Although I am thrilled to see so many of the older actors coming back, I would love to see some of the money spent on some new sets. I am so tired of EVERYTHING happening in the Salem Town Square and the park. It seems no one has a home. Paul is still living in a hotel. What happened to the set where Abe and Lexie lived, which was previously Bo and Hope’s home. I would love to see the Salem Dock come back.… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

I too am tired of the sets we see. Bring back the DiMera living room and foyer and door and stairway. Did we sacrifice this to have the college set? If so, not a good trade. Maybe in the fall…

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

I agree…bring back the Dimera mansion…the show is getting a reboot in the character department, and it needs a reboot in the set department as well…sometimes that grass carpet that passes for the lawn on ‘The Brady Bunch’ seems more realistic than that park on Days…lol

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I recall Abe and Lexie’s home was the previous home of Roman and Marlena.

Bo and Hope’s house and John and Marlena’s penthouse are coming back!!

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

Do you know if those will be the original Bo and Hope’s house and John and Marlena’s penthouse or will those sets be reacasts…lol…just joking!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

have to share, 3 quotes, from “Days of OUR Lives” executive producer, Ken Corday… from the SOD 7/13/15, issue (soap opera digest) “… he called the cast, together” KD: “we have to raise the bar. Failure is not an option here. The show will be 50 in November. We must get picked up for another two years, and in order to do so, we have to not reinvent ourselves but go back to basics to what has made the show great in the past…” “…there has been positive fan reaction…” KD: “In the course of basically four weeks, you will… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I did it again:

KD : equals KC : Ken Corday

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

KD is acceptable because we have a “Constant Craving” for DAYS!!!!!

Scott N
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Scott N

Actually Abe Lexii’s house was Roman an Marlena’s old house.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

She is definitely doe-eyed, and I think that will fit the character of Claire very well. I’m excited for the new DAYS ahead of us!

Kevin
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Kevin

She doesn’t look anything like Martha Madison … but she looks everything like Kirsten Storms.

Storms would have had to have given birth to her at 14 or 15, though.

Mo
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Mo

She’s very pretty. Hope she can act. Looking forward to the stories to come!

Michael
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Michael

Great casting news, Love it and thanks to The Weekly Countdown: https://twitter.com/WeeklyCountdown for tweeting it too in which Martha Madison responded

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

She is stunningly beautiful and is a talented singer! I hope she is a good actress or becomes very good in little time.

I can’t wait!!!

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

All these cast additions and returns are exciting so far and i hope they have storylines to match that excitement…i want to sing ‘Happy ‘DAYS’ Are Here Again!’, and not ‘Wasted ‘DAYS’, And Wasted Nights!’ like i did with the ‘Daysaster’ returns several years ago with Jack, Carrie and Austin ect.,…lol

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

LOL, Jimh! I’m right there with you!!

Patrick
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Patrick

my last … wish list? Carrie and Anna , as i’ve always hearkened… Carrie Brady… to carrie the torch… passed down from Sami Brady… or to older sister… to carrie the tradition of Brady matriarch and/or heroine… ooh la la.. can we say Justin Kiriakis Anna DiMera… who wouldn’t flirt and fall for this vivacious “creature” simply the best add to feature all the menfolk plus now that doesn’t lessen how much I’d LOVE for Nicole to have something, someone, any thing.. to add to her belong… her mother… Faye. and as posted… a visit .. by Vivian Alamaine… would… Read more »

richard
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richard

SHE IS GORGEOUS!!!! I hope she is paired with JJ!!!! And that her and Paige will be friends!!!!!!! Excellent casting!!!!

SixBells
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SixBells

JJ is Claire’s grandmother’s cousin’s son. Unless they relocate Salem to the Ozarks, that may be keeping it a little too “in the family.” 😉

richard
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richard

LMFAO!!! Good point….she couldn’t date the incoming Joey Johnson either could she??

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Claire is also jailbait.

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

True…but id like to see her with Rory…theyd make a cute couple!!!

Cookie
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Cookie

I was thinking that someone like Haley Pullos (Molly from GH) will take over the role. But I think I’ll give this kid a shot!

Aaron
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Aaron

She’s very beautiful and looks like the perfect mix between Kirsten Storms and Martha Madison, the two Belle’s LOL!!

Can’t wait till November.

But who is Claire gonna date LOL she’s related to pretty much everyone in Salem LOL maybe a SOARSED Theo Carver or Chase Jennings. I bet there will be some triangle involving Claire/Chase/Ciara.!!!

Aaron
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Aaron

I’m hoping she’s good actress

miley
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miley

If Adien is leaving would Chase be leaving too.

Abs
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Abs

Her voice sounds a lot like Kirsten Storms when she was a teen on the show. I also think she resembles Kirsten Storms.

dee
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dee

WOW!!!, I saw yr performance on Day;s for Sierra. I haven’t seen a song/performance that moved me in a long time. That voice is going somewhere, I am 50yrs,old , and don’t usually listen to young peoples music, OMG!! Everybody including my age is just waiting for a CD from yoy. BRAVO young lady, you can clearly sing, and yr choice of music seems to affect all ages. BRILLIANT!! I want more!! I was really moved by that performnce , I taped it ’till you break a CD. YR acting is great, BUT, THAT VOICE, is definately going to affect… Read more »

dee
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dee

Keep singing , u sound like an angel!!!!

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‘Backstreet Boy’ A.J. McLean To Appear on Days of our Lives

More stars from different walks of life and entertainment are making their way to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Now comes word from Backstreet Boy member, A.J. McLean himself that he just taped an appearance on the long-running soap opera.

According to his TikTok post, McLean shared that his grandmother was a huge DAYS fan and he used to watch the soap together with her while he was growing up.

In his video, A.J. gave some intel on his upcoming appearance, “Yours truly is making a guest appearance as a driver. That’s my name on the show, on this show right here.”  He then panned to the DAYS signature hourglass logo on the hallways between studio 2 and 4 at Burbank Studios.

Check out McLean’s reveal below.   We can now add A.J. to the list of surprising celebrity soap fans who have loved the genre!

Looking forward to seeing McLean on DAYS? Comment below.

@ajmcleanofficial

Thanks to everyone here today making my experience on “DOOL”! A success. Love to the cast and everyone that made this dream come true! Let’s go!

♬ original sound – AJ McLean

 

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Marla Gibbs Joins Days of our Lives

Nearly 24 hours, after beloved TV star Marla Gibbs, almost passed out during her induction ceremony to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, comes more news.  Now, Gibbs is set to appear on NBC’s Days of our Lives.

According to SOD, Gibbs will play the mother to Jackée Harry’s, Paulina.  Look for her first appearance in the role of Olivia Price on August 17th.

The former star of The Jeffersons, now 90-years-old, was giving her speech in Hollywood yesterday when suddenly she stopped and began to appear to faint.  Gibbs’ son helped get her into as chair and some water, so she could recover.

The hot temperatures were to blame for Gibbs’ moment, but it all ended up ok.  Her daughter, Angela, told the crowd Marla needed a moment and would continue.

Later after she resumed her speech, Marla told ABC’s George Pennacchio on the Walk of Fame honor: “I never thought it would happen, but here it is.  I just got overwhelmed for a minute. I haven’t been excited until this moment!”

Watch a segment from ABC7 on Marla’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction below.  Then let us knowl what you think of Gibbs coming to DAYS via the comment section,

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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