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Miss Lucci won lasting fame as the devious, often-wed Erica Kane throughout the run of the daytime drama “All My Children,” which aired from 1970 until ABC canceled it in September.

“As Erica, I got punished for my wrong deeds,” Miss Lucci noted. “I wound up in jail several times, even in a blood-stained ball gown. But with ‘Deadly Affairs,’ these are not characters on a soap opera. This is real life.”

Filming of the 10-episode season is expected to begin in March, with its premiere slated for the fall, Investigation Discovery said.

Miss Lucci also has guest shots on the Lifetime drama “Army Wives” and TV Land’s sitcom “Hot in Cleveland.” But she has closed the book on Erica Kane after 41 years.

“I miss Erica tremendously,” she said. “That’s the same thing I hear from people I meet.”

‘Idol’ runner-up Archuleta to star on Philippine TV show

“American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta said he’s “excited” about working on a Philippine TV series.

The singer’s Filipino co-stars, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero, welcomed him with flower garlands at Manila’s airport Friday, and fans and journalists jostled to take pictures as he emerged from the airport gate.

Mr. Archuleta, 20, said in a video blog before leaving the U.S. that he has taken acting lessons to prepare. “I’m excited about it,” he said. “This is a new experience for me.”

TV5 Vice President Perci Intalan said “it’s a dream come true” for the network to have Mr. Archuleta in a Filipino show.

He’ll be shooting the drama series over the next few weeks. More details on the show and Mr. Archuleta’s role were not available.

Mr. Archuleta competed on the 2007-2008 season of “American Idol” and has released three albums.

He announced last month he would take a break from music to serve two years as a Mormon missionary. The location of his mission has not been disclosed.

‘ER’ producer John Wells gets star on Hollywood walk

George Clooney paid tribute to veteran “ER” and “West Wing” writer-producer John Wells, who was honored Thursday with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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