Lung cancer story.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Kathryn Joosten, who plays Karen McCluskey on “Desperate Housewives,” is set to guest star on The Bold and the Beautiful. She will play herself and interact with characters Nick Marone (Jack Wagner) and Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery). In the storyline, Stephanie will meet with cancer survivors – Kathryn is a two-time survivor of lung cancer. The episode is slated to air February 7, 2011.

In an unrelated twist, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Alley Mills, who plays Pam Douglas, is married to actor Orson Bean, who plays Kathryn’s character’s husband on “Desperate Housewives.”

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