Take a peek behind-the-scenes during The Young and the Restless’ milestone episode, Emme Ryan talks Lulu’s final GH moments, and some deleted soap scenes turn up on social media… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: 12,000 and Counting
Three stars weighed in on two special occasions on The Young and the Restless: the soap’s 12,000th episode and Chance and Abby’s wedding. Peter Bergman explained how the milestone moment didn’t go unnoticed during taping, while Melissa Ordway (Abby) shared some behind-the-scenes footage from the day.
Bergman also chatted with Soap Hub about his 30 tenure on YR, and the new cast addition he was delighted to welcome aboard. Plus, Sharon Case reflected on her long run as Genoa City’s Sharon and her fashion through the years.
Lulu’s Last Stand
Emme Rylan weighed in on Lulu’s last comatose moments on General Hospital. Mainly, how hard it was not to react to her co-stars emotional monologues over her bedside.
What About Bo?
A Bo Brady return? Peter Reckell answered those questions and more during a Twitter chat with Days of Our Lives fans.
GH Scenes Undeleted
There was a lot more to William Lipton’s performance when Cameron learned Dev died during The Floating Rib explosion that actually made it on air. You can watch the full scene here, as well as some other snippets that ended up on the cutting room floor.
Daytime Emmy Plans
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences revealed their plans for 2021 Daytime Emmys. Find out if next year’s ceremony will be live or virtual.
From Mannequins and Madness
Matthew Atkinson took a break from the delusional world of The Bold and the Beautiful’s Thomas to chat with fans about his front burner storyline. Questions ranged from working opposite a doll to flip-flopping Liam.
In other BB news, the soap has made a new hire behind the scenes. Erica Pelosini joins as the show’s executive fashion consultant.
Moments to Remember
Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin, General Hospital) took a look back at Stone’s death — 25 years later. Plus, GH co-star Tristan Rogers celebrates 40 years as Robert Scorpio.
Lauren Koslow (Kate, DAYS) posted a loving message to her husband Nick Schillace, who heads the soap’s makeup and hair department, in honor of his birthday. Meanwhile,
Ashley Jones (ex-Bridget, BB) sent her BFF, The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, some birthday love, too.
Familiar Faces, New Projects
Wayne Brady (ex- Dr. Reese Buckingham, BB) has been tapped to host new unscripted series Game of Talents. Another BB alum, Jacob Young (ex-Rick) is set to tackle the role of a real-life astronaut in a new film Prepare for Launch.
Lisa Rinna, remembered as Billie on DAYS, has entered the cosmetic world. The actress has launched her own lipstick line, aptly called Rinna Beauty.
Briana Lane, who subbed for Amanda Setton as Brook Lynn during her maternity leave from GH, has already landed her next project. Soap Hub has the details on her upcoming movie.
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH) proudly reported that her daughter, Kate, has released a new song. The singer has appeared on the soap in the past, during the Nurses’ Ball.
Also, Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, DAYS) is serving up some Christmas cheer, and the sexy men of Salem are helping her.