One GH star returning, another available; DAYS stars say goodbye; and Melody’s latest book news… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world – with links – in the Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap.
Soap Opera News: Heading Home
Daytime Emmy winner Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, General Hospital) has announced he’s up for grabs and ready for another soap run. Meanwhile, Nathan Parsons, remembered as Holly and Luke’s son, Ethan, is on his way back to GH.
Tamara Braun, who was killed off as Days of Our Lives’ Ava Vitali in 2016, is heading back to Salem. Here’s what she had to say about it.
Goodbye “Wilson” and Eve
Days of Our Lives’ Freddie Smith (Sonny) shared his thoughts on the “Wilson” exit, choosing to focus on all the positives of his years of storyline with Chandler Massey (Will). Meanwhile, Alison Sweeney (Sami) paid a special tribute to Massey, the actor she’s had the privilege to call her Salem son.
Kassie DePaiva said a poignant goodbye to fans on her Twitter page, after her latest and, perhaps, wildest run as Eve on DAYS. Check out what she had to say.
Awards and Schedule
The first annual Soap Hub Awards took place on Saturday, August 29th, 2020. You can read the list of all the winners here.
Which soaps are airing and which aren’t over the Labor Day holiday? The Soap Hub report has all the details you’ll need to schedule your viewing.
Story Behind the Story
Neil’s shocking death stunned GH fans, as well as actor Joe Flanigan’s leading lady Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis). Here’s what she had to say about her character’s latest love disaster.
Mike’s day with Sonny at the track — complete with a horse named Pal — took some behind-the-scenes finagling at GH. Read all about it here.
Melody Thomas Scott’s (Nikki) autobiography, Always Young and Restless, is getting released in a new form. You can now listen to her memoir, which will soon be available as an audiobook.
On the Film Front
In other Alison Sweeney news, the actress is currently quarantining before she can begin work on her latest Hallmark movie. While there are few details on the project, it is going to be a Christmas-themed flick.
Kelly Monaco (Sam), Maurice Benard (Sonny), Steve Burton (Jason) and more will be on hand for the General Hospital Convention set for next May. Soap Hub has all the details on how you can acquire tickets for star-filled fan event.
Asking for Help
The Bold and the Beautiful’s Denise Richards (Shauna) has an allergy and makeup problem that’s affecting her eyes. And she’s asking her fans for help.
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) posted a heartfelt video talking about his wife of 30 years, Paula. And it includes him singing a song to his special lady.
Meeting A Legend
YR alumna Eva LaRue got a big surprise when a social media follower posted an old video of her meeting legendary country singer, Dolly Parton. It was way back when she was 16.
Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda, GH) opened up about the immense challenges she faced growing up in a gang and drug-infested neighborhood. Her story is heart-wrenching and a must-read.
General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) is one of the unlucky ones who lost a friend of 25 years to COVID-19. He shared his thoughts on the tragedy.
It’s lucky 13 for BB’s Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter). Find out why and what his wife and “queen,” Shay, has to do with it.
Robert Adamson, who’s returning to YR as Noah Newman, got reflective talking about changes in life and taking charge of them. It’s a lesson he learned as a child.
Jess Walton’s (Jill, YR) is about to get bigger. The actress reported that her “beautiful daughter” Allison James is engaged to be married.
Adrienne Franz (ex-Amber, YR and BB), who recently welcomed her second child with husband Scott Bailey (ex-Sandy, Guiding Light), can’t stop posting about the tyke. Check out this darling Instagram video of her son Lion.
Moss Making Music
Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge, BB), formerly of the 70s band, Player, is making more music. He just released a new album, Lockdown Lover, which you can download on iTunes.”