Daytime Emmy nominations announced, BB gets renewed, and a DAYS star hospitalized. Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in is the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: It’s Emmy Time
Nominations for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday. Find out if any of your favorite performers made the cut.
Plus, after a five-year absence, the ceremony is heading back to broadcast television. Find out exactly how things will go down.
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The Bold and the Beautiful is here to stay. CBS renewed the daytime drama for two more years.
DAYS Alum Hospitalized
Judi Evans (ex-Adrienne/Bonnie, DAYS) landed in the hospital, after a serious horseback riding accident. Find out where you can send your get well wishes to the actress.
Soap Hub interviewed Becca Gitlitz, executive producer of the ABC special The Story of Soaps. She shared some unique insights into the project
Genie Francis (Laura, General Hospital) was among the many stars interviewed for the program, and she shared her thoughts on what it meant to her.
On the DAYS front, Stacy Haiduk (ex-Kristen) spoke out about her latest exit from the soap and the most exhausting part of the whole baby switch caper.
Paul Telfer (Xander, Days) wrote and stars in the new movie, Green Rush. Check out Soap Hub’s interview, where he discussed the film and the “terrorizing” villain he portrays.
Happy DAYS for Salem alum Chrishell Stause. The actress, who played Jordan Ridgeway on the soap, tweeted a video of her reaction to being nominated for a daytime Emmy.
After a year of front burner storyline, Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B) was conspicuously missing from the Daytime Emmys nominee list. But there’s a very simple reason why.
Rebecca Budig (ex-Hayden, GH) received an Emmy nod, too, and she was quick to share her moment with two very special co-stars: her TV family. Namely, Micahel Easton, who plays her former fiance, Finn, and their TV daughter, Jophielle Love (Violet).
As YR continues to run yesteryear episodes, Bryton James chatted about the soap storyline that changed his career. The actor delved into Neil and Dru’s decision to adopt Devon.
Shemar Moore spoke out about his first episode as Malcolm on Y&R. And he urged fans to tune it to give it a watch.
Coping Under Quarantine
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, BB) took to Instagram to share some tips on how to stay healthy during the coronavirus.
Loren Lott (ex-Ana, YR) posted a video of her audition to play Effie in Dreamgirls. You won’t want to miss this performance.
Up for a Challenge?
Some YR stars took the pillow challenge sweeping the internet, by posting some interesting pictures donning cushioned fashion. The precious one shared by Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) is a must-see.
Speaking of YR challenges, Melissa Ordway (Abby) took part in a gummy bear one, and her kids loved it. And Michael Mealor (Kyle) organized a stay fit dare that Eileen Davidson (Ashley) and others accepted.
In Other Awards…
The 11th Annual Indie Series Awards, previously set for earlier this year, will now be held online. Daytime vet Sean Kanan (ex-AJ, GH; ex-Deacon, B&B) is hosting the gala that honors the best in Web programming.
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH) held a special celebration in honor of her daughter Kate’s college graduation from USC and shared lots of pictures from the occasion.
Meanwhile, Brandon Barash (Jake, DAYS) proved he’s a man of many talents. He grabbed a pair of scissors and gave daughter Harper her first quarantine hair cut.
A Special Thanks
Real-life DAYS duo, Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel) expressed their gratitude to fans who “attended” their Daytime Caress virtual variety show. The event raised money for Feeding America and the Disaster Responder Assets Network.
Celebrity encounters of the Days of Our Lives kind? The show’s cast shared some run-ins they’ve had with some famous Hollywood stars, including one star’s tale about a fender bender with Shirley MacLaine.
Freddie Smith (Sonny) shared some interesting behind-the-scenes information from Days — like why scenes are cut. Plus, he revealed some of his favorite onscreen moments have been last-minute add-ons.
Meanwhile, Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans (Steve and Kayla, DAYS) hosted a YouTube question and answer session with fans. You’ll want to make sure to watch it.
Best Scene Ever
Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami) reflected on her most recent acting project, Hallmark Channel’s Time for You to Come Home for Christmas. She shared a photo from the movie, which included one of her favorite scenes ever.
Big Fat Liar
Actors are notorious for lying about their skills to get a role, and James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH) is no exception. The actor confessed to a major fib that helped him land the 1992 civil war film Gettysburg.