Newhart and Designing Women star...
and Designing Women
star Julia Duffy
will pop up on Passions
for five episodes starting Aug. 22. And get this: She'll play the Mother Superior of a convent. Holy camp-o-rama! In other Passions
news, the NBC sudser has won AFTRA's prestigious 2005 National American Scene Award for "its consistent level of diversity in casting for all roles, thereby portraying the American scene in a positive, balanced and realistic manner." While "realistic" isn't quite the word I'd use to describe it, this show is
a standout for its multicultural casting. Speaking of showing all the colors of the rainbow flag, Internet chat rooms are currently abuzz with reliable word that one of Harmony's young misfits will soon come out as a lesbian. (Hint: It's not Endora.)