Daytime Emmy nominations were announced and everyone’s talking about them; what we know about Days of our Lives’ new EJ; and a sitcom star heads to The Young and the Restless… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: It’s Emmy Time
The nominations were revealed for the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Find out if any of your favorite actors made the cut.
Meanwhile, Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, The Young and the Restless), who’s representing in the Lead Actress category, received congratulations from This is Us’ Justin Hartley (ex-Adam).
Over at The Bold and the Beautiful, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), Thorsten Kaye (Ridge), and Darin Brooks (Wyatt) all received Emmy nods, too. Check out what the trio of stars had to say on the subject.
Days of our Lives
Here Comes EJ
The new EJ DiMera will soon be debuting on Days of our Lives. Soap Hub has the lowdown on actor Dan Feuerriegel, who’s set to tackle the pivotal role.
Look Who’s Talking
Mary Beth Evans just celebrated her 35th anniversary as DAYS’ Kayla Brady Johnson. In the first of a two-part interview, she opened up about her long illustrious daytime career.
In Other Productions…
Mike Manning hasn’t been idle since exiting DAYS as Charlie Dale. In fact, the actor has been cast in the indie drama, The Way Out.
Johnny Wactor (Brando, GH) sat down with Soap Hub to chat about some random and fun topics. You can read the interview here.
Medical Drama for GH Stars
GH alumna Crystal Carson (ex-Julia) is battling Stage 3 breast cancer. Her sister, Sheryl McQuary, has set up a fundraiser on Carson’s behalf to help aid with medical bills not covered by insurance.
GH’s Scarlett Fernandez (Charlotte) is in the hospital, following a biking accident that’s left her with both arms in casts. Meanwhile, T.K. Weaver, who once played Jason and Sam’s son, Danny, was involved in a bike crash of his own.
The latest guest of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) YouTube show, State of Mind, was his GH co-star Nancy Lee Grahn’s (Alexis) daughter, singer Kate Grahn. The young woman bravely opened up about her personal battles with OCD & Tic Disorder.
Laura Wright (Carly, GH), who’s celebrating 30 years in daytime this year, shared her thoughts about Ozark star Tom Pelphrey. The actor played Jonathan to her Cassie on Guiding Light.
The Young and the Restless
Back Together Again
Gimme A Break! Star Telma Hopkins is headed to YR for a short-term role. The move reunites her with Bryant James (Devon), who she last worked with on Family Matters in 1998.
In other YR reunion news, Doug Davidson and Steven Ford, who played private eye pals Paul and Andy back in the 1980s, recently got together for the first time in decades. Check out this photo from the occasion.
A Little Romance
Michael Damian, remembered as Danny on YR, is set to produce a romantic comedy, holiday film for Netflix starring Lindsay Lohan. It begins production in November.
A Tribute to Mom
Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm, YR) paid special tribute to his late mother. He had a stone plaque laid in the ground where she stood the night he signed the offer to purchase his new home.