Just saw this article by Tom Warren over at WinRumors: http://www.winrumors.com/silverlight-isnt-dead-its-the-heart-of-windows-phone-windows-8-and-xbox/
If this is true, it would certainly make a lot of sense. Having a unified development platform based on Silverlight would allow Microsoft to achieve their vision of "three screens and a cloud". Not to mention the awesome benefits it would provide for .Net developers. I could see people implementing MVVM and writing their business/data layers once, but swapping out the UI layer to fit the device its running on.
Think his claims have merit or is this just another piece of speculation surrounding W8 and Silverlight? Discuss!