Days of our Lives gets renewed, General Hospital tyke recovering from surgery, and a YR actress isn’t leaving, yet — here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News — DAYS Goes On
Big news for NBC’s sole daytime drama, Days of our Lives. The show has been renewed and Soap Hub has all the details.
Daytime Tyke Recovering
Erik Olson, one of the twins who play Wiley on General Hospital, recently underwent surgery. His mother updated fans on the little boy’s medical status.
Actress Staying… for Now
Chelsea might be heading off for treatment after convincing everyone she’d had a mental breakdown on YR, but Melissa Claire Egan isn’t exiting the soap. At least not yet, anyway.
New Turn for Villainess?
Fans love to hate her, but hopefully, that might be changing soon. Emily O’Brien dished on DAYS’ new nicer, not-so-vile Gwen.
Karla Mosley, who played Maya on BB and is currently subbing for Mishael Morgan (Amanda) on YR made a happy announcement. She and her husband are expecting their second child.
If you loved Ned’s lullaby to daughter Brook Lynn’s unborn child on General Hospital, you’re going to love the story behind it even more. Actor Wally Kurth shared how it came to pass.
Look Who’s Zooming
Michael E. Knight and Kim Delaney, who is remembered as siblings Tad and Jenny on All My Children and now star as Martin and Jackie on General Hospital, are joining forces for a Zoom Reunion on Sunday, May 16. Click here for ticket information about the event.
In other Kim Delaney news, the actress discussed the name game on GH; particularly why she won’t be calling TV son Josh Swickard “Chase” anytime soon.
Denise Richards (Shauna, The Bold and the Beautiful) shared some soap taping secrets during a segment of Entertainment Tonight. She gave some insight into the thoughts behind an actor’s stare technique
DAYS’ Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans took a look back on their long tenure as a Salem super couple. Here’s what they had to say about Steve and Kayla.
Another Role for Jackée Harry
Jackée Harry (Paulina, Days) is in high demand. The actress was recently cast in the Freeform pilot Everything’s Trash, starring Phoebe Robinson.
After being showered with birthday gifts from GH fans, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) made a rare appearance on social media to express her thanks. You can read her words of gratitude here.
Alyvia Alyn Lind (ex-Faith, YR) asked fans for support regarding her 3-year-old cousin, who suffers from a rare disease. Here’s a link to the fundraiser.
The soap world lost two former stars. Tawny Kitaen, remembered as Lisa DiNapoli on Santa Barbara, and Richard Sarradet, who played attorney Howard Lansing on General Hospital, have both passed away.
Reasons to Celebrate
Don Diamont commemorated his 12th anniversary as The Bold and the Beautiful “Dollar” Bill Spencer. The actor has been front and center on the soap since 2009.
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, YR; ex-Nina, GH) spent a special Mother’s Day with her children and sent special wishes to her mom as well as all the other “beautiful Mamas out there” as well as her own mom. A slew of other soap stars shared how they honor mothers of all types on that special day.