Hayden Panettiere

Did ABC’s Nashville Sing The Right Tune?

After months of built up anticipation and fantastic trailers promoting Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) vs. Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), Nashville premiered Wednesday night on ABC. You might not have to be a country music fan to enjoy Nashville, but the ABC drama was packed with boot scootin' charm and at least one or two “bless his/her hearts” (which my Daytime Confidential co-hosts have led me to believe is a polite Southern put down).

My favorite part came when Rayna’s two daughters were singing along to Juliette’s song in the car until she shut it off. When they protested, she replied, “Mama’s got a headache.” One character I hope to see more of is Avery Barkley (General Hospital's Jonathan Jackson). 

What grade do you give the Nashville pilot?

Hayden Panettiere on Nashville's Juliette: "She is Running From a Very Dark Past"

Just why is country upstart Juliette Barnes so darn right nasty? She got it from her mama! Our pals at Zap2it caught up with Juliette's portrayer Hayden Panettiere, who revealed a little about what makes the Nashville vixen tick.

Said Panettiere:

"You have to respect her to a certain degree," Panettiere says, "even though she is a little b*** at some times. She is running from a very dark past."


Watch The Nashville Pilot Now!

ABC’s Nashville is one of the most anticipated new dramas of the 2012 season. Now you can watch the pilot before it premieres on Oct. 10. Nashville stars Friday Night Light’s Connie Britton, former Guiding Light and One Life to Live star Hayden Panettiere and General Hospital favorite Jonathan Jackson.

Britton’s Rayna Jaymes is the Queen of Country, but the label is worried her reign is coming to an end, so they're sending her on tour with upstart, crossover artist Juliette Barnes (Panettiere). Watch the Nashville pilot and tell us what you think. Did you love it or hate it? Check it out after the jump!


ABC Hypes Jonathan Jackson’s Nashville Role With Nod to General Hospital!

From Port Charles to Nashville, former General Hospital star Jonathan Jackson has a new TV home this season. As with ABC’s decision to play up Kelly Monaco’s daytime connection in an spot for Dancing With the Stars, the network is promoting Jackson’s connection to GH. 

It doesn’t hurt that the promo teases the potential chemistry between Jackson’s Avery and Hayden Panettiere’s (ex-Sarah, One Life to Live; ex-Lizzie, Guiding Light) Juliette Barnes. My favorite moment of the clip is when Scarlett (Clare Bowen) hits him for gaping at Juliette. Watch the trailer after the jump! READ MORE

Hayden Panettiere Previews Being "Bratty and Snotty" to Connie Britton on Nashville

Will the country songbirds collide or coexist on ABC's upcoming musical drama Nashville? According Hayden Panettiere, don't look for her character to have Sunday afternoon singalongs with Connie Britton's Rayna James. Panettiere told People: READ MORE

My character, Juliette Barnes, is very edgy She comes off very diva-ish and bratty and snotty sometimes.

General Hospital Stars and Soap Grads Party at 2012 Disney/ABC Summer TCA Party


Nancy Lee Grahn and Anthony Geary were among the General Hospital stars who celebrated at the 2012 Disney/ABC Summer TCA Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 27. Their costar Kelly Monaco, who will be competing in the upcoming season of Dancing with the All-Stars against Pamela Anderson and Drew Lachey, also attended. 

Former soap stars Jonathan Jackson and Hayden Panettiere, who star in ABC’s country drama Nashville also joined in the festivities.  See more photos of current and former soap stars at the 2012 Disney/ABC Summer TCA Party after the jump!