Soap stars on The Tonight Show, reruns and the rating race; and a DAYS villain says goodbye… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Fallon Hosts Soap Spoof
Some daytime vets joined Jimmy Fallon for a fun soap spoof. The Longest Days of Our Lives title was inspired by the nation’s quarantine status.
The Rating Game
Airing classic episodes haven’t affected this soap’s place in the weekly rating rankings. The numbers speak for themselves.
Missing YR and it’s opening music and credits? Here’s your chance to hear the show’s cast’s rendition of Nadia’s Theme.
Days of Our Lives’ Stacy Haiduk (Kristen) is heading off the canvas, again. Is this the end of the line for the character?
A YR Update
Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) chatted with fans of The Young and the Restless about when the show might return to production. Scott also revealed some of her favorite classic Y&R episodes and took a look back at her role in the 2003 film The Paradise Virus
Christian Le Blanc (Michael, YR) appeared on CBS’ New Orleans affiliate, Among the topics he discussed: how he and the show’s cast and crew are riding out the pandemic.
Laura Wright (Carly, General Hospital) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS) have joined forces to gather a lineup soaps’ grandest stars to take part in a variety show. It spotlights non-profit organizations offering COVID-19 support and resources.
And last, but not least Christopher Sean (ex-Paul, DAYS) celebrated Asian Pacific Heritage Month by honoring his family in a special way.
GC Buzz Is Back
According to YR’s official Twitter account, the soap’s gossipy talk show is back. Mishael Morgan (Amanda) and Camryn Grimes (Mariah) are interviewing the show’s cast in a two-part series.
Beauty and the Brush
First the ladies of The Bold and the Beautiful put together a glam it up video for their fans. Now, The Young and the Restless women have followed suit. You can check it out here.
Plus, Camryn Grimes (Mariah, YR) went live on Instagram and brought along a special guest, her onscreen mom, Sharon Case (Sharon). The duo talked wardrobe, something scary about the Crimson Lights set and who Case wants as her TV dad.
Blast from Soap Stars Past
A trio of top daytime vets checked in from quarantine. Anthony Geary (ex-Luke) had a long chat with former GH co-star Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) from his home in Denmark.
Meanwhile, Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, All My Children) sat down for a chat with former soap publicist Alan Locher, and Erika Slezak (ex-Viki, One Life to Live) shared a special message with fans.
In Honor or Jeanne
Social media-shy Billy Miller (ex-Billy, YR; ex-Drew, GH) posted a video about one of his all-time favorite co-stars. Find out the touching things he had to say about the late Jeanne Cooper (ex-Katherine, YR).
Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, YR and BB) had some special words regarding the late, great Cooper, too. You won’t want to miss them.
Don’t mess with Chrishell Stause (ex-Jordan, DAYS). The actress showed she knows how to deal with bullies on social media.
Great Scott Ian Buchanan (ex-Duke) reflected on his move to America many years ago. Find out what inspired him to make it.
Dress Up and Tie-Dyeing
The Met Gala was supposed to take place at New York’s Metropolitan Museum but was postponed due to the coronavirus. But it didn’t stop Michelle Stafford (Phyllis YR; ex-Nina, GH) from dressing up for the occasion.
Katrina Bowden (Flo, BB) wants to do a giveaway for nurses, essential workers, and anyone going through a rough time. And it involved the art of tie-dye.
Dollar Bill dons a mask, too. Check out this video of BB’s Don Diamont venturing out in his protective gear.