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‘Drop Dead Diva’ Recruits Soap Stars

Monday, June 21, 2010 at 12:25 PM ET by Errol Lewis

Photo: CBS

( — Actresses Mackenzie Mauzy and Jaime Ray Newman land guest starring roles on Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" starring Brooke Elliott.

Mauzy and Newman are both scheduled to appear in the July 18 episode of "Diva," while Newman is expected to continue to appear in multiple episodes as season two of the series progresses. According to sources, Newman's character will be entangled in the life of Grayson Kent (Jackson Hurst), who was the love of Deb Dobkins' (Brooke D'Orsay) life, until her life was turned upside down when she suddenly died in a car accident only to return in the form of plus-sized lawyer Jane Bingum (Elliott).

Ironically enough, on a show about life after death, both actresses found their characters on each of their respective soaps killed off in some manner involving a car. For Mauzy, her character Phoebe Forrester on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" died in a car accident on the day of her father's wedding to her ex-boyfriend's mother; while Newman's character, Kristina Cassadine on ABC's "General Hospital," died in a car bomb intended for the town's mafioso.

"Drop Dead Diva" airs Sundays on Lifetime. Check local listings.

  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • General Hospital
  • Jaime Ray Newman
  • Mackenzie Mauzy
  • Brooke Elliott
  • Brooke D’Orsay
  • Jackson Hurst
  • Drop Dead Diva