A look back.

Two former “All My Children” actresses are attached to the upcoming film “The Butler.” Melissa Leo (ex-Linda) and Yaya DaCosta (ex-Cassandra) will appear in the movie about a butler serving the White House over several decades. Leo plays First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, while DaCosta will appear as Carol Hammie.

“The Butler” also stars Alan Rickman (“Harry Potter”) as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda (“The News Room”) as Nancy Reagan, John Cusack (“The Raven”) as Richard Nixon, Minka Kelly (“Friday Night Lights”) as Jackie Kennedy, Liev Schreiber (“Salt”) as Lyndon B. Johnson and Forest Whitaker (“Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior”) as Cecil Gaines. Directed by Lee Daniels (“Precious”), “The Butler” is due out in 2013.

Who engages in fisticuffs on “Days of our Lives?” Find out in Soaps.com’s Soaps Spoiler Digest. Read about John Travolta and Kelly Preston’s romantic vacation overseas in Soap Opera Fan’s Star Gazing.

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