CBS soaps celebrate big anniversaries; General Hospital stirs fans with a song; and a Days of our Lives actress is heading to Showtime… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Anniversary Time
The Bold and the Beautiful cast hosted a pop-up fan event on their studio lot in honor of the soap’s 34th anniversary. Plus, original cast member John McCook (Eric) revealed one of his most unique fan encounters, and an insider provided his special behind-the-scenes take on BB.
In honor of The Young and the Restless’ 48th anniversary, Joshua Morrow (Nick) reflected on his long tenure with the soap. Check out his exclusive interview with Soap Hub.
Victor, Onward and Upward
Eric Braeden is turning 80, but he’s not even thinking about hanging up his cleats as YR’s Victor Newman. Can you figure out why?
A Heartfelt Plea
Camryn Grimes (Mariah, YR) is reaching out with a heartfelt message about a real-life family member. Her little sister Payton has just been diagnosed with Lymphoma. She’s shared this message with fans, “Donate if you can. Repost and share if you can. Let’s show my sister how loved and supported she is. You forever have my gratitude and I love you all.”
Song Sung Blue
Cameron’s tribute to his late stepfather, Franco, on GH revealed his deep heartache and captivated viewers. Actor William Lipton shared where you can find his touching original song.
Awards and Ratings
Days of our Lives and General Hospital were nominated at this year’s Writers Guild Awards in the Daytime Drama category. Check out which show came out the winner.
How did your favorite soap fare in the ratings race? You can read all the numbers in our weekly report.
A long-missing Winters family member is set to resurface on YR. Here’s the scoop on actor Jacob Aaron Gaines and exactly who he’ll be playing.
Days’ Vanessa A. Williams (Valerie) has booked a new role. The actress is joining the second season of Showtime’s L Word: Generation Q.
Kristian Alfonso (ex-Hope, Days) has two Lifetime movies airing back-to-back: All That Glitters on March 27 and Hidden Jewel on March 28. The actress says her roles in both projects are “a departure from anything I have ever played before.”
Sean Kanan (ex-Deacon, YR and BB; ex-AJ, GH) is sporting a daring new look in the upcoming film Killing Field, starring Bruce Willis (Die Hard). You’ll have to see the photo to believe it.
Briana Lane, who subbed for Amanda Setton during her GH maternity leave, was watching her return as Brook Lynn Ashton. And here’s what she had to say about it.
Drake Hogestyn (John, Days) will soon have someone new calling him, “Grandpa.” His daughter, Alexandra, just gave birth to her first child.
Melissa Ordway’s (Abby, YR) daughter, Olivia, got her first visit from the tooth fairy, but it wasn’t your run-of-the-mill kind. Meanwhile, Michael Graziadei (ex-Danny, YR) is about to become a first-time dad — to twins.
A Fireside Chat
Jacob Young (ex-Rick, BB; ex-Lucky, GH) sat down for a Fireside Chat with Soap Hub. He shared some stories about his daytime past and his current projects.
GH’s Sydney Mikayla (Trina) posted news about her recent high school graduation and revealed her GPA. You’ll definitely be impressed.
Wes Ramsey (Peter) gave a shout-out to his and girlfriend Laura Wright’s (Carly) pet pooch, Kimba, on National Puppy Day.
Keeping Your Cool
Jeff Kober makes people quiver in their boots as crime lord Cyrus Renault on GH. But, off camera, he’s all about calmness and light.
Blast from the Past
Did you know that Alison Sweeney (Sami, Days) had a past in sitcoms that included some other future daytime stars? She even posted a photo from one memorable project.
Jason Thompson (Billy, YR) gave fans a glimpse into his childhood via a collection of special pics. And they might just move you to tears, but not why you think.