Two huge comebacks at Days, Melody Thomas Scott shares the scoop on Nikki’s new hair, and a bad girl is heading back to GH… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Happy Days Are Here Again
After announcing some mass exits, over the past few weeks, Days of Our Lives is celebrating some major comebacks. Soap Hub has the details on Alison Sweeney’s (Sami) big return, as well as Lucas Adams’ as Tripp.
Plus, Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Stacy Haiduk (Kristen) are en route back to Salem, too. Find out when you can expect to see them.
What’s the story behind Nikki’s new hair on The Young and the Restless? Actress Melody Thomas Scott addressed “WigGate” head one and you’ll want to read all about it.
Troublemaker Back to GH
Her last visit to Port Charles stirred up all kinds of trouble. Now comes the news that Kelly Thiebaud is heading back to General Hospital for another run as Dr. Britt Westbourne. And her co-star Finola Hughes (Anna) is absolutely thrilled about it.
Being away from the GH studio, when the soap closed down production due to the coronavirus, made Maurice Benard (Sonny) “eat humble pie.” Check out the actor explaining his feelings here.
Staying On the Job
After years of playing Brooke on The Bold and the Beautiful, Katherine Kelly Lang knows a thing or ten about keeping a job. The actress shared her thoughts on how not to get fired during the AEG Live Soiree Film & TV Festival.
A Sad Loss
Veteran soap star Marcus Smythe, best known for his role as Peter Love on Another World, passed away at the age of 70. The actor had been battling brain cancer.
Vincent Irizarry (ex-Deimos, DAYS) mourned the loss of his beautiful cousin, Lauren Irizarry, who passed away weeks ago. Adding to his pain has been being unable to attend the memorial celebrating her life and being there to support his uncle, Johnny.
Add Eric Braeden (Victor, YR) to the list of daytime actors with websites. Braeden just launched EricBraedenOriginals.com, which is selling face masks with a message.
Ingo Rademacher (Jax, GH) has a line of masks too, created by his company, Mahiku Activewear Hawaii. The actor and his wife Ehiku donated some of their beautifully embroidered masks to the GH cast and crew.
Love Is in the Air
BB’s Denise Richards (Shauna) shared a secret about how she puts her marriage to Aaron Phypers first. Meanwhile, co-star Tanner Novlan (Finn) wished his wife Kayla Ewell (ex-Caitlin, B&B) a very special birthday, and Y&R, Jordi Vilasuso (Rey) took to Instagram to wish his wife Kaitlin a very happy anniversary.
Reading with Reynolds
DAYS’ James Reynolds (Abe) is tackling a new project, a Ray Bradbury read-a-thon from his beloved Fremont Centre Theatre. Here’s how you can watch it on YouTube.
Taking Care of Business
Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, YR) knows first hand how small businesses have struggled to survive during COVID-19. Her beauty salon, Ellie and Sass, is operating again and following very strict outdoor protocols.
New Pooch for Peter
Following the passing of their beloved dog, Dodger, Peter Reckell (ex-Bo, DAYS) and his family are opening their hearts and home to a new pooch. You can meet the clan’s new pooch here.
Quarantine Fun and Advice
Rena Sofer (Quinn, BB) didn’t let the coronavirus stop her from tossing a birthday party for her daughter, Avalon. The outdoor movie bash sounds like a real blast.
Henry Joseph Samiri (Douglas, BB) is stuck at home like the rest of us but has taken to experimenting in the kitchen. Check out the young actor’s dolphin banana concoction.
Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda, GH) offered up her thoughts about getting through these quarantined times. Her biggest piece of advice? Really listening to each other.