Just what the heck is going on over at Days of Our Lives!? Soap Opera Digest is reporting Natalia Livingston has been fired and DAYS has cast her former General Hospital co-star Tamara Braun to take over the role of Taylor! Ouch, thats gotta hurt... Livingston's debut on DAYS just started a few weeks ago and Braun, who was on the sudser as Ava in 2008 has started taping today. Co-executive producer Gary Tomlin stated:
It was decided to take the character of Taylor in a new direction. Natalia Livingston is an amazing actress and a consummate professional. She is a class act and everyone at the studio adores her.
I guess Braun's pesky Daytime Emmy win on the show for another character is something to overlook, right? Braun's first airdate is slated for April.
TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan is reporting All My Children's search for a new Bianca is over. AMC has snagged Christina Bennett Lind to play the role vacated by Daytime Emmy award-winner and fan favorite Eden Riegel. Executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers says,
Eden brought an integrity and honest innocence to the role that was very tough to match. We turned the earth upside going through the candidates. When Christina came in to read for the part she was Bianca. I think it’ll be a very easy transition for the audience.
READ MOREWe do want to continue playing the Reese-Bianca relationship because it was so unique, says Carruthers. I have talked to Tamara about coming back, but I don’t know schedules and availability and such. I don’t want to recast Reese, so it’s up in the air at the moment
Casting Coach: Is Y&R courting Emmy winner Tamara Braun (ex-Reese, AMC, ex-Ava, DAYS) as a Victoria Newman recast? I can’t say — but will CBS have the balls to fire a pregnant woman? Well, if they don’t have the cajones — then they should buy some. Check out my exclusive sit-down interview with the best executive producer in daytime history, Mr. Paul Rauch, this Wednesday.
Would you like to see Tamara Braun as Y&R's Victoria Newman? READ MORE
Many of daytime's popular actresses chose classic black, grey or silver on The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy red carpet. Nadia Bjorlin looked amazing in black . Outstanding Supporting Actress winner Tamara Braun–who won for her role on Days of Our Lives–chose a sultry grey. See what Days of Our Lives' Shelley Hennig and Rachel Melvin, Guiding Light's Kim Zimmer, The Young and the Restless' Elizabeth Hendrickson, Tracey Bregman and Brenda Dickson, As the World Turns' Terri Colombino, Julie Pinson, Kelley Menighan Hensley, General Hospital's Laura Wright and The Bold and the Beautiful's Ashley Jones chose to wear HERE.
Didn't have time to watch the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live? Check out the acceptance speeches for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress, Outstanding Younger Actress, Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress, Outstanding Directing Team and the salute to Guiding Light after the jump.
Of course the most sought after clip will be of Brad Bell's unaired acceptance speech, cut off by The CW unceremoniously in interest of time. READ MORE