Casting switcheroos updates, The Young and the Restless alum designing cast masks, and TV Guide featuring four soap covers… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap.
Soap Opera News: Protocol and Masks
The Young and the Restless isn’t following sister soap The Bold and the Beautiful’s model for filming during the coronavirus era. Jason Thompson (Billy, YR) explains how things are different in Genoa City.
Meanwhile, the YR casts are sporting masks, when not filming scenes on set. And you’ll never guess which one of the show’s former stars and his company designed them.
In and Out
Days of Our Lives’ Olivia Rose Keegan released some parting words about her exit from the soap as Claire Brady. Plus, find out everything you need to know about her replacement, Isabel Durant.
After not having a daytime drama on its cover for nearly 20 years, TV Guide is now featuring four of them. Find out why.
Bold and Beautiful Stand-Ins
Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) shared some secrets of a recent Brooke and Ridge kissing scene on The Bold and the Beautiful. It featured her preferred partner in lip locks.
Speaking of Ridge and kissing scenes, Denise Richards (Shauna) has had a few of them. The actress weighed in on actor Thorsten Kaye, who plays her on-screen hubby, and her real-life one, Aaron Phypers.
The Ratings Game
The Nielsen soap ratings for the week ending August 7 are out and both General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful have something to celebrate.
Brytni Sarpi (Elena, YR) spoke to her joy over Kamala Harris being chosen as former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate. She reflected on the time she got to meet Harris and hear her speak.
In other Brytni news, she’s teamed up with former GH co-star Chloe Lanier (Nelle) for a new cause. The two actresses are devoting their time to raise funds for and awareness of autism.
Masks with a Message
Why wear a plain old mask, when you can don one with a message about voting. Karla Mosley (Maya, BB) shared all the details.
Baby Come Back, Again
Ronn Moss, BB’s original Ridge and a former member of the rock group, Player, once had a hit single called Baby Come Back. Moss recently updated it, and you’ll want to listen to the new version.
And In Other Projects…
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH) shared a trailer from EnterExit, an IGTV show she’s been working on with a few of her current and former co-stars.You can find out which ones here.
Meanwhile, William Lipton (Cameron, GH) has released a new single, Heart of Fortune. Check out the video of him singing it.
Noemi Gonzalez (ex-Mia, YR) is currently appearing in the film, The Tax Collector. And, according to her Instagram post, it’s the top movie in the country.
Jacob Young (ex-Rick, BB) has a new film project. He’ll be playing brothers Danny and AJ Taylor in the film Short Track Saturday Night.
GH Fans Unite
The annual General Hospital Convention fan event scheduled for 2020 sadly had to be canceled due to the coronavirus. But the event planners have set a date for a 2021 gathering.
Honoring Their Ladies
GH’s Sonny and Carly have got nothing on actor Maurice Benard and his real-life wife, Paula. The pair just celebrated 30 years of marriage, and Benard’s special message about the woman he loves is heartwarming.
Greg Vaughan (Eric, DAYS) paid special tribute to his fiance Angee Harmon onInstagram. You can read his birthday wishes to her here.
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on a few big events over the last several months. And, sadly, Kate Mansi’s (ex-Abigail, Days) wedding was one of them.
Chatting with Elmo
Matt Cohen (ex-Griffin, GH), currently a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and co-anchor of ET’s weekend show, got to conduct an unusual interview with Sesame Street’s Elmo. And he got a little help from his young son Macklin.