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RUMOR NO MORE: Kassie DePaiva Joins ‘DAYS’

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After fans began speculating on her possibly joining a soap following a January 8 posting on her website, which said, “Good things are ahead this year and I hope to have more to report very soon,” NBC’s “” made it official: Soap veteran actress is joining the series in the contract role of Eve Donovan (originated by ).

“We are excited to welcome Kassie to the ‘DAYS’ family,” said , co-executive producer in a statement released today. “Stay tuned to find out how the return of Eve Donovan shakes things up in Salem!”

Best known for her portrayal of Blair Cramer on “,” DePaiva also played Chelsea Reardon on “.” The actress took the character of Blair to Port Charles in 2012 on “General Hospital.”

DePaiva’s first airdate is expected sometime this summer.