Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Natalia Livingston (popular daytime star from General Hospital) has joined the cast of Days of Our Lives in the role of Taylor Raines.  Taylor is the sister of Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) who last appeared in Salem in the late 90’s played by another actress.  I find it interesting that they’re bringing Nicole’s sister back and I love the fact that it’s a well known daytime start playing her.  Taylor is sure to have much more impact this time around. 

Natalia Livingston as Taylor Raines

I’m also excited for the return of my fave Days of Our Lives actress, Melissa Reeves.  Melissa Reeves plays Jennifer Horton who has been my fave character on Days of Our Lives since I started watching the show when I was in 5th grade.

Melissa Reeves as Jennifer Horton

So, while I’m sad that Lindsay Hartley is leaving the show this week, at least there is some good news on the horizon!

Just had to say that I am officially in love with Austin Armacost, lol!  Something about that kid drives me crazy!

So, now that the story has cleared a bit, here’s the scoop on what went down with Jeana Keough and Tamra Barney.

Apparently, Tamra had Jeana served with a C&D, apparently due to Jeana hanging with Tamra’s ex-husband, Simon Barney.  This lead to Jeana trying to push Tamra into a pool, which lead to Tamra throwing her drink in Jeana’s face.

Jeana Keough

The OC Housewives must be taking tips from the NJ Housewives on how to settle differences.  Sad to see these women driven to this point, but it does make for great entertainment!

Tamra Barney

Whose side are you on??

The Real Housewives of OC

So, I caught wind of this from posts on Twitter and then did a little digging.  It appears that Jeana Keough has been hanging out with Tamra Barney’s ex-husband, Simon Barney.  They are just friends and he has a new girlfriend.  However, Tamra is apparently not happy with this friendship and ended up throwing a drink in Jeana’s face, prompting Jeana to try to throw Tamra in a pool. 

Jeana Keough

Jeana’s children, Kara and Shane, stood up for their mother by tweeting their thoughts on Tamra’s actions to Tamra within the last hour or so.  Quinn Fry posted on her Facebook about the incident occuring while they were filming.

Tamra Barney

So, why would Jeana and Quinn be filming when they aren’t even current cast members of RHOOC?  My guess is that this was the season finale when all the housewives, both past and current, get together for a cocktail party.  I’m sure we’ll see this play out this season…and maybe it will lead to Jeana coming back to the show full time for season 7!  Jeana is my fave OC housewife. 🙂

Simon Barney

What are your thoughts??

Quick news item!  If you love NeNe Leakes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” as much as I do, then you’ll be excited to know that she will be on the new season of Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice”.  I’m really looking forward to seeing her mix it up with the Donald.  Also on tap for the new season are Latoya Jackson and Starr Jones.  I’ll let you know more as I learn it!

NeNe Leakes

Are you excited to see NeNe on “Celebrity Apprentice”???

Am I the only one that is EXTREMELY upset that the beautiful and talented Lindsay Hartley is leaving “Days of Our Lives”?  Lindsay was my favorite actress on “Passions” where she played Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald-Winthrop, so I was beyond excited when she joined the cast of my favorite soap, “Days of Our Lives” as Arianna Hernandez.  Then the show had to go and get rid of her.  :(  I know she’s going to resurface in December on an ABC soap opera, but I can’t get into another show.  I’m really going to miss seeing her face every day.  And to add insult to injury, the show isn’t just having her move out of town, they’re killing her.  I know on soaps that that doesn’t mean much.  So, I’m just hoping that Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) secretly steals her comatose body and holds her hostage to one day unleash her on the town of Salem. 

Lindsay Hartley

I believe Lindsay’s last air date will be this Friday, 10/22/10.  How do you all feel about Lindsay leaving Salem???

Over in the world of “The Real Housewives”, it appears that Teresa Giudice may be planning to leave “The Real Housewives of NJ” if she doesn’t get more money.  Reports all over the net are saying that she may be planning to leave if Bravo isn’t willing to pay her more money.  Of course the fact that her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, and possibly her cousin joining the cast must not be making her want to stick around either.

Teresa Giudice

Meanwhile, in Orange County, CA, Vicky Gunvalson of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” reportedly has filed for a divorce from her husband, Donn.  Vicky and Donn have been married for 14 years.  I believe that the cast is in the midst of filming season 6 of their show, so I’m assuming this divorce will play out on the new season when the show returns.

Vicky Gunvalson

What do you think?  Would you miss Teresa from RHONJ?  Are you saddened about Vicky and Donn’s divorce?