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WATCH: Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna Featured in ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Premiere Trailer; Soap Stars Make Season 5 the…

It’s been a “secret” for months, but the news that “The Young and the Restless’” Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott; Kristen DiMera, “Days of our Lives”) and Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed, “DAYS”) have joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is slapping the few unaware viewers in the face this morning: Both soap divas are featured in the reality series’ brand new cast photo and Season 5 premiere trailer that Bravo just released!

SCORECARD: Sami Goes to Hollywood as Alison Sweeney Exits ‘DAYS!’ Was It a Silver Screen Happy Ending — Or a Box-Office Dud? You Decide!

“It’s impossible to forget Samantha Brady!” declared Caroline (Peggy McCay) on yesterday’s episode of “Days of our Lives,” exactly mirroring the thoughts that many of the sudser’s fans have had on their minds leading up to star Alison Sweeney’s last episode today. Many tears have been shed (both onscreen and off), but was the character’s exit really movie magic? Or would a completely different ending been the way to go?

UP2LATELY: ‘AMC’s’ Jill Larson Goes From Soap Screen to Scream Queen!

Something wicked this way comes: “The Taking of Deborah Logan,” a horror flick starring “All My Children’s” Jill Larson (ex-Opal Cortlandt)! And with Halloween creeping closer, there’s no better time to delve deep into the devilishly delightful (or rather, frightful) details of the film, which is already being heralded as an occult classic. Soap Opera Network caught up with Larson to the get the behind-the-scenes scoop, so read on for the scary details — if you dare!

FIRST LOOK: ‘DAYS” James Scott Reunites With Roxanna In Second Music Video; Actor Calls The Chemistry ‘Intense!’

Roxanna’s steamy “Unforgotten” music video featuring “Days of our Lives’” James Scott (ex-EJ DiMera) set the world on fire, and the flames will continue to roar: The pair has reunited in a second music video for the singer’s next single, “Here With Me,” which serves as a prequel to “Unforgotten.” And guess what? Soap Opera Network sat down with both Scott — who recently departed the daytime world — and Roxanna to get the scoop on what fans can expect from Part Two of their onscreen romance!

VIDEO: ‘GH’s’ Ryan Paevey Pulls Double Duty as Extra Correspondent; Gets the Scoop on Soap’s November Sweeps!

Why stop at being a hot soap actor when you can be a hot soap actor and a hot correspondent for “Extra?” That seems to be the thinking of “General Hospital” star Ryan Paevey (Nathan West), who has stepped into the role of TV journalist for the popular entertainment show, managing to not only snag an interview with “GH” executive producer Frank Valentini, but also to get the scoop on the drama headed toward Port Charles during November Sweeps!

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood on Her Future With ‘B&B:’ ‘We Weren’t On the Same Page’

With the recent news that “The Bold and the Beautiful” is on an upswing regarding ratings, fans have had their fingers crossed that more good news would follow — including a possible return by beloved beauty Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (ex-Steffy Forrester). In response to the buzz, the actress took to Facebook to set the record straight concerning whether or not she’ll be back to stir up more trouble for Liam (Scott Clifton), Hope (Kim Matula) and the rest of the Forrester clan.