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Y&R's and RHOBH's Eileen Davidson Shares Grief Over Passing Of Her Brother

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Eileen Davidson, the Daytime Emmy-winning star concurrently appearing on The Young and the Restless and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills had had more than her share of loss and heartbreak over the last few years.  Eileen has lost her beloved sister Connie to cancer on March 21, 2014.  A few months later she also lost her niece, Brook on  May 11, 2014.  Last year, her father-in-law Dick Van Patten passed away in June.

Since Eileen has been part of the ‘Houeswives’ reality show franchise, she has been sharing her thoughts on her personal life and moments from episodes from the series on a blog at BravoTV.com.

This week, she shared the news of the sudden passing of her older brother, starting her entry with: “I’m here with a very heavy heart to share the news of another beloved family member passing away.  Sadly, my eldest brother, John “Jack” Davidson, left us suddenly last week at the age of 69.  My big brother was a brilliant man. He graduated Cum Laude with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics from St. Mary’s College. A proud Vietnam veteran, he served our country as an air traffic controller during his deployment. He loved old cars and considered himself a ‘muscle car aficionado.’ He was heavily involved in all kinds of athletics, especially martial arts. At the age of 56, he received his black belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate. John had a wicked sense of humor and a great love for his family.

Eileen ends her post with a special message:  “I’ll be back next week to blog. In the mean time, in honor of my brother, I ask whoever reads this to take a minute to remind someone important to you that you love them.”

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So, what did you think of Eileen’s blog post and the passing of her beloved brother? Share your thoughts and condolences in the comment section below, and take a moment to do as Eileen asks today, remind someone important that you love them.  Let us know you did that, too!

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Dishy
Dishy

I love that woman. She’s such a talented woman. How tragic to lose so many family members in such a short period of time. I really wish she would come back to DAYS and give us Susan, Kristin and maybe Penelope back from the dead who is relatively normal since god knows Kristin is a total wack job now!

TERRANCE
TERRANCE

Love Eileen on Beverly hills show. It shows people these characters are real people and have lives other then a soap character. I wish Sharon Case was on a real housewives show. Id be glued to my tv set

Sam
Sam

I am so sorry, for your loss Eileen. My sister and I are close again, we didn’t talk for 4 years. It broke my heart in pieces. I ran into my sister at a shopping mall here in Vancouver BC, Canada. We hugged right away and cried so much. Life is to short. Let’s enjoy life. Eileen stay strong and you have fans who love you very much.

tim S
tim S

good for you!!!

Vicki Black
Vicki Black

Class act

Timmm
Timmm

Proof that talent, success and beauty cannot eliminate real tragedy in someones life. Eileen, how do you do it? God bless.

Bonnie crozier
Bonnie crozier

So sorry for your loss..stay strong and take 1 day at a time….

Patrick
Patrick

“…in honor of my brother, I ask whoever reads this to take a minute to remind someone important to you that you love them.”

… I love my husband .

Ms. Eileen Davidson : Godspeed / Spirit Strong

Mo
Mo

She has had a lot of lows and highs in the past few years. My condolences.

damien
damien

my condolences to eillen!
she is a phenomenal actress and person! on y n r and last , days she is a powerhouse performer and recently on rhobh she is a breath of fresh air, as she is funny , doesnt always take herself too seriously, she is willing to share personal stories for her fans but doesnt get caught up with the tiring cattiness of other cast members on the reality show.
i ve been a huge fan since her original run on y n r, my thoughts are with her

A
A

Eileen, I greatly admire your work on Y&R. My deepest condolences for the loss of your brother. I wish you all the best from this time forward. Good vibes to you.

toscanti
toscanti

So Sorry for your loss, Eileen.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Eileen…I am so very, very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Stay strong sweetheart.

P-e-a-c-e.

di
di

Sorry for you loss Eileen ,i lost a brother to cancer a few years ago. i love your acting .

blake
blake

Bless her heart, I send Eileen love, light and prayers!

Jane
Jane

She’s had so much loss in her life.

Ann Hoskins
Ann Hoskins

Eileen, I’m so sorry at the loss of your beloved brother and the other losses in your family. Especially so close together. I can relate, as, I was involved in a tornado on 6/23/15, lost most of my home, car, sheds, deck, all my equipment, and much more. Three family members. My 1/2 sister, my cousin’s first born son out of eight children, my sister-in-law, and before Thanksgiving, my sister-in-law unexpectedly. Saturday, I buried my best friend’s husband in Maryland. As a tribute to all, I’m sending this tribute to you on behald of your brother. “My Brother” By Ann Hoskins. God made a wonderful brother, one that never really grew old, He made him smile of the sunshine, and molded his heart of pure gold, He made him as near to an angel, as any brother ever could be. God made a wonderful brother, and gave that dear brother to me. Eileen, sometimes we find it hard to say: “Thy will be done, but God knows best. Instead of praying for your brother (and me also praying for my family members that I lost) we should pray to them, as they indeed were living saints. Always remember to say to those that you’re with, how much you love and respect them, for life is short, and out time together is short. Know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. RIP all family members. My most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family, relatives and friends. Ann Hoskins, Aston, Pennsylvania

Rj
Rj

i am sorry for her loss. I send my condolences. very moving tribute.

JM VIZARRETA
JM VIZARRETA

Praying

Mary Helen Hewitt
Mary Helen Hewitt

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Eric Martsolf Talks Brady Being Duped & His Co-Stars; Galen Gering & Camila Banus Chat Hernandez Siblings On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On the latest episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) chats with host. Michael Fairman as Brady’s story hits a major turning point!  As DAYS fans know, Brady recently hit the sheets with “Nicole” who was Kristen in disguise.

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During the podcast conversation, Eric explains how he has to sometimes suspend belief to make stories work in daytime which included Brady not figuring out that “Nicole” was Kristen, although it certainly re-ignited his thoughts of her!  Plus, he chimes in on the fun he has had working with his co-stars: Arianne Zucker (“Nicole”) and Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) in their many scenes

Later, Eric tries to remember all of the loves of Brady’s life that crashed and burned, and is posed the question, “What would he think if Days of our Lives SORAS’d Brady’s son, Tate, to an 18-year-old?

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Then, the podcast goes behind the scenes for a dressing room segment where Galen Gering (Rafe) welcomes his on-screen sister, Camila Banus (Gabi).  The two banter about their on-screen and off-screen relationship as brother/sister and friends, and how much they value one another as they create the Hernandez sibling dynamic.

To download the episode via iTunes click here.   To listen to the podcast via NBC.com/Inside Salem click here.

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DWTS Host, Tom Bergeron Not Happy With “Divisive” Casting Choices Aimed At Sean Spicer

Controversy already erupted upon the announcement on Wednesday of the cast of the new season of Dancing with the Stars.  Most intriguing is that a statement from the longtime ABC series, host, Tom Bergeron revealed his hopes to the producers that their celebrity casting choices would be non-political in nature, especially after the ballroom dance competition had been on a year hiatus from the small screens.

Following the celebrity contestant reveal, which included former White House Press Secretary. Sean Spicer (who worked for President Donald Trump), the host released a statement via his Twitter account.  In it, Bergeron noted that he’d had lunch with the show’s new executive producer and had suggested some ideas for the show. Chief among them was that DWTS should avoid casting someone with “ANY party affiliations.”  When he left that lunch, Bergeron says he was convinced that would be the case.

Bergeron expressed: “It was my hope that ‘DWTS,’ in its return from an unprecedented year-long hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations.”  Then he said, “Subsequently (and rather obviously) a decision was made to, as they often say in Hollywood, “go in a different direction”.  He went on to say, “It is the prerogative of producers, in partnership with the network, to make whatever decisions they feel are in the best long term interests of the franchise. We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call. I’ll leave it to them to answer any further questions about those decisions.”

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DWTS new EP Andrew Llinares, then said in a statement. “We’ve got a great and diverse cast. We are excited about the season,”

You can see Bergeron’s tweet in full below.

So, what do you think of Bergeron’s hopes for the casting choices of DTWS?  Would you have preferred Sean Spicer to be cut from the cast?  Who would you have liked to have seen cast on the series? Would you want any celeb you like to even go on it any more? Comment below.

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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast Revealed: From The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown to Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America the celebrity line-up was announced for the upcoming fall season and 28th edition of Dancing with the Stars.  Within the list of competitors are: The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, former Dawson’s Creek star, James Van Der Beek, and even disgraced White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, and the “Uptown Girl” herself, supermodel Christie Brinkley 

In addition to the above celebs, showing their best ballroom dance moves will also be: Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, The Office‘s Kate Flannery and Kenan & Kel‘s Kel Mitchell, plus The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, and American Idol Season 10 runner-up  and now country/pop star, Lauren Alaina.

As for the former pro athletes in the cast; those slots belong to: former NFL linebacker of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, and former NBA player (and former hubby to Khloe Kardashian) Lamar Odom.

On the pro dancer side, this season will mark the return of Peta Murgatroyd who last competed three seasons ago, as well as newcomers Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov. In addition, the cast will include the steps of: Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

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This season viewers will not learn of the celebrity/pro pairings till the night of the premiere.

All the moves kick-off on Monday night, September 26th at 8PMEST/7PMCST on ABC.

So, what do you think of the new cast of DWTS? Who do you think on paper stands the best chance of being a top contender for the Mirror Ball Trophy? Weigh-in below.

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