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Wishful Casting: One Life to Live's Florencia Lozano as Paul's Loca Ex-Wife Isabella Braña on Young and Restless!By Jamey Giddens on May 27, 2011
Nothing like micro-blogging to get the creative juices flowing! Daytime Confidential reader/podcast listener @Aleana24 asked me on Twitter what I thought of Crystal Chappell as a possible recast for Diane Jenkins, and while I wasn't feeling that idea (My dream Diane Jenkins has always been Nancy Lee Grahn!), it did cause this random thought to jump into my ADHD brain. What if Florencia Lozano (Tea, One Life to Live) joined The Young and the Restless as Paul Williams' (Doug Davidson) mentally unstable ex-wife Isabella? Rumor has it a SORAS'ed Ricky Williams (Paul and Isabella's son) will be making his way to Genoa City this summer. I say his muy loca madre should follow suit.
When we last left Isabella (then played by a pre-Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria) she was about to slice and dice Paul's true love Cricket Blair (Lauralee Bell) in a bathtub. Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc), who had hired Isabella to keep Cricket and Paul apart in the first place, managed to save the blonde barrister and Izzy was shipped off to the funny farm, never to be heard from again. Wouldn't it be fun to watch Michael and Paul have to contend with an out-on-the-loose and seemingly-lucid Isabella, recalling memories of their ugly feud?
Imagine a steamy, erotic quad with Isabella/Michael/Lauren/Paul? Or maybe Detective Ronan Malloy (Jeff Branson) could "frisk" Isabella, initially at the behest of his mother Nina (Tricia Cast) and her BFF Cricket? They'd want to make sure Isabella was in fact sane and seemly, but they wouldn't count on things getting down right steamy between the hunky cop with the Harlequin romance novel name and the woman who almost butchered the Bug in the tub! I know, why not throw in All My Children's Jordi Vilasuso as Isabella's brother Alejandro, who just so happens to be Ronan's new partner!
Then there's Rafe (Yani Gellman). We still don't know much about the gay lawyer's backstory. What if he's Isabella's son from a teen romance with Sharon's (Sharon Case) new farmer pal Sam (Sean Patrick Flanery)? How would Rafe's long lost dad react when he learns what Sharon's ex-hubby Adam (Michael Muhney) did to the kid he never even knew existed?
Whaddya you guys think? Watch a clip of Eva Longoria as Y&R's Isabella after the jump, then sound off in the comments!
None of them earned a spot on our Most Ridonkulous Grammy Fashion list, but there were some familiar faces on the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards red carpet. Several former daytime stars popped up at music’s biggest party. Eddie Cibrian and fiancé LeAnn Rimes (pictured above) were all a smile. Rimes even stole a kiss for the paparazzi. Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria continues to prove that being single looks good on her. Ex-All My Children star and CSI: Miami investigator Eva La Rue shimmered in her slinky, black dress. Tia Carrere looked great in green, but what was that on her shoulder?
See more photos of former soap stars at the 2011 Grammys after the jump and visit Pop Confidential for a full set of red carpet photos. READ MORE
While Paul (Doug Davidson), Cricket (Lauralee Bell) and Michael (Christian LeBlanc) might have been happy to see bat shit crazy Isabella leave Genoa City behind, Eva Longoria recently revealed to the U.K's Tatler magazine her own mother wasn't so thrilled when Longoria booked ABC's primetime sudser Desperate Housewives, because that soap didn't come on during the daytime!
'I remember when I got Desperate Housewives, my mum was like, 'But it's not on during the day?' She was really upset about it. But I said, 'I think this is better Mum'.' READ MORE
The Bold and the Beautiful’s Ashley Jones, Winsor Harmon and Lesli Kay (pictured above) were among the celebrities who turned out for the Birgit C. Muller Hosts a Fashion Show Event to Benefit Eva Longoria’s Kids With Cancer Foundation event at the Chaves Ranch on July 11. Other familiar faces to daytime fans included B&B’s Don Diamont and Aaron D. Spears and General Hospital’s Lisa LoCicero. See more photos from the benefit after the jump.
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