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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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Mike Manning On His DAYS Departure: “Thank You to NBC, to Everyone Involved, and Most of All to the Fans That Were Along for the Ride With This Crazy Character.”

Now it’s the end of the line for Charlie on Days of our Lives, his portrayer Mike Manning took to his Instagram for some parting words of his time in Salem playing this very bad dude.

As Days fans know, many people wanted Charlie dead, and now he is! Thus begins a good old fashioned soap murder mystery on the long-running NBC soap opera, the question now is, who ultimately did the deed?

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After getting a copy of the latest Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, which features, “Who Killed Charlie?” on the cover, Manning shared in a post on Friday: Everybody has a motive to want this guy dead.” 😂 Not exactly how I pictured my first soap magazine cover, but at least we’re having a good time with it. It’s been fun Salem. I’ll love you all forever. ✌🏼💙. Thank you to NBC, to everyone involved, and most of all to the fans that were along for the ride w/ this crazy character. You’re amazing. I’ll always be grateful for you.  Excited to share what’s next as soon as I can.   Arrivederci. -Charlie/Mike”

So place your bets on who will turn out to be the murderer via the comment section below and let us know what you thoughts on Mike’s run on DAYS!

 

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WATCH: Jackée Harry Comes to Days of our Lives Promo

Next week on March 1st look for the arrival of Jackée Harry to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Harry is coming to the long-running soap in the new role of Paulina, who is connected to the Carver family.

In the newly-released promo heralding her upcoming DAYS debut, the actress shares, “I’ve got three good reasons you should watch me on Days of our Lives … I’m bold … I’m fabulous .. and you know I’m going to stir up trouble.  Let’s do this!”

Harry is best known for her roles in the sitcoms 227, Sister, Sister and numerous roles on television and motion pictures.

Watch the NBC promo featuring Jackée below.

What kind of trouble do you think Harry’s Paulina will stir up in Salem? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as we know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

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