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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Think sublime chemistry between a daytime leading man and leading lady means a hunky-dory relationship off camera? Think again. In a video on bravotv.comEileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, "The Young and the Restless"; ex-Kristen DiMera, "Days of our Lives") and Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed, "DAYS") reveal they haven't always liked -- and occasionally loathed -- their soap pairings.
Fans of online series "Youthful Daze" will soon get a dose of "The Young and the Restless'" Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), when she debuts in upcoming episodes as Nicole Wallace, the mother of resident bad boy Randy Milhouse (Reese Mishler). Scott's character is described as being "calculated and waspy."
While Bravo's "The Real Housewives" reality franchise has always been considered an unscripted soap, tonight marks the first time a current soap star will be seen as a regular when "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of our Lives" actress Eileen Davidson joins the group of women in "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."
While Eileen Davidson ("Days of our Lives," "The Young and the Restless") won't be appearing on the reality series until its third episode, Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" managed to snag its highest-rated season premiere in over three years, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data, with 2 million total viewers tuning in, up 25 percent from the prior season premiere (11/4/13), on Tuesday, November 18. The renewed success of "Beverly Hills Housewives" follows the recent performance of "The Real Houseweives of Atlanta," which premiered its seventh season on Sunday, November 9 and became the network’s highest-rated season premiere in Bravo history with over 4.5 million total viewers (based on L+3 ratings data) and 2.7 million Adults 18-49 (based on L+3 ratings data), up 26 percent and 27 percent respectively from the season six premiere.

UPDATE: Eileen Davidson Set For ‘DAYS’ Return

Monday, November 17, 2014 12:23 PM EDT
While she's currently under contract with CBS' "The Young and the Restless" as Ashley Abbott, Eileen Davidson is set to once again reprise her role of Kristen DiMera on NBC's "Days of our Lives" next year, reports Access Hollywood, which has an exclusive first look at Davidson in the DiMera mansion while filming scenes this past Friday, November 14. Davidson is slated to begin airing in the spring of 2015, based on the current filming schedule of the daytime drama series, Soap Opera Network has learned.
It’s always a struggle for “Days of our Lives’” Brady (Eric Martsolf) to stay sober, but events that transpire this week on the NBC sudser push the character to the absolute limit: Following a slew of outlandish circumstances that only happen on soaps, the stressed out addict was just slapped with the news that his ex-lover, Theresa (Jen Lilley), is pregnant! But just how will Brady handle this latest curveball? And will he and Theresa ever be reunited with the (as of now unborn) child that Kristen (Eileen Davidson) secretly stole? Soap Opera Network spoke with Martsolf to get his thoughts!
Last week Bravo finally confirmed that "Days of our Lives" and "The Young and the Restless" actress Eileen Davidson had officially joined the cast of the network's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." As viewers get ready to watch all the drama unfold between Davidson and her co-stars, which includes former soap star Lisa Rinna ("DAYS," "Melrose Place"), TV Guide Magazine has an exclusive look at Davidson's home.
Emmy-award winning soap star Eileen Davidson has plenty of experience dealing with drama, having played “The Young and the Restless’” Ashley Abbott since 1982 and “Days of our Lives’” Kristen DiMera since 1993, but the actress is admittedly having a bit of trouble adjusting to the intense drama she’s enduring as part of the upcoming season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!”