General Hospital sets a return date, a DAYS superstar speaks out about leaving, and a trio of stars celebrate big anniversaries: Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: GH Good News, Bad News
After a long break, General Hospital will be back with new episodes in a matter of days. Soap Hub has the details and the soap’s return date.
In other GH news, the show’s annual fan club weekend, which was pushed from summer to fall 2020, has now been officially canceled. But there are plans for the event to return in 2021.
Kristian Alfonso opened up about her decision to leave Days of Our Lives, after a 37-year run as Hope Williams Brady. Will she continue in the business or move on in another direction?
Another DAYS Departure
Greg Vaughan revealed that he’s exiting Days, too, during the podcast LUCKY in Low Country. The show’s hosted by GH’s Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli).
Co-star Freddie Smith (Sonny) also teased his Salem exit with onscreen hubby Chandler Massey (Will). Check out the details.
Ciara and Ben’s wedding was a picture-perfect affair on DAYS. Be sure to check out the photo gallery from their explosive nuptials.
Amelia Heinle just celebrated 15 years as Victoria Newman on The Young and the Restless. But, believe it or not, part of her wanted to run out before ever auditioning for the soap.
It was 35 years ago that John Aniston made his debut as DAYS’ Victor Kiriakis. Check out our highlight list from his time in Salem.
“Time really does fly when you’re having fun,” says Scott Clifton. Find out how long the actor has been portraying The Bold and the Beautiful’s lovable, albeit romantically fickle, Liam Spencer.
In other anniversary news, GH’s William deVry (Julian) and his lady love Rebecca Staab are commemorating a special milestone, too. They’ve been together for 13 years.
Martha Madison is back for another run as Belle on DAYS. Soap Hub chatted with the actress about her return, stint as a talk show host on SoapBox, and more.
YR’s latest retro week included the show’s very first and second episodes. In an exclusive interview Janice Lynde, who played Leslie Brooks during those early years, looked back on the incredible experience.
Meet the New Zende
A new Zende Forrester will soon be debuting on BB. Read all about Delon de Metz who’ll be tackling the role.
Beach Blanket Ingo
Ingo Rademacher (Jax, GH) hasn’t been idle during the pandemic. The actor has been picking up shifts in his other job — working as a lifeguard for Los Angeles County.
In Memory of…
Sad news for DAYS alumna Chrishell Stause (ex-Jordan). The actress lost her mother, who had been battling lung cancer.
On the ninth anniversary of her father Rabbi Martin Sofer’s passing, Rena Sofer (Quinn, BB) paid special tribute to the man who has her heart and soul. “I miss him every single day,” she says.
Lisa LoCicero (Olivia, GH) has amped up the creativity at her home during the pandemic. The actress chronicled an arts and crafts day she shared with her daughter, Verity, on Twitter.
Josh Swickard (Chase) reported that he was eager to get back to work on the GH set. The actor also reflected on the many quality ways he spent his time during the pandemic.
Robert Adamson (Noah, YR) turned filmmaker during a recent trip to Utah. He made a short about his nephew’s life at home during the coronavirus, which you can watch here.
Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, DAYS) shared an at-home photo during her new quarantined life. What’s special about it? She actually put on makeup for the shot.
More Emmy Gold
Daytime Emmy Awards in the Digital Drama Series category were recently doled out. Tristan Rogers (Robert, GH), Kevin Spirtas (ex-Craig) and others brought home the gold in an array of categories.
Former Stars, New Projects
Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella, YR) is developing a new serial drama for ABC and taking on another new venture. She’s part of a prestigious group of ladies bringing a pro soccer women’s team to Los Angeles.
Melissa Ordway (Abby, Y&R) is set to star in a new Lifetime movie, Stalked by My Husband’s Ex, debuting Saturday, July 25 at 8pm. Meanwhile, YR fans can catch Michael Damian (ex-Danny) in the Netflix film, High Strung Free Dance.
Pierson Fodé (ex-Thomas, BB) has landed a new gig, too, starring in the film, The Man from Toronto. Meanwhile, Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco, GH; ex-Nick, BB) is headed to Canada to begin work on Season 8 of When Calls the Heart.
Words to Remember
Loren Lott (ex-Ana, YR) spoke out about life, love, and her hope for people. Her words are powerful and filled with beautiful sentiment.
Dad at the DMV
James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH) got to play his favorite role, proud father when his son recently got his driver’s license. And, best of all, there was no waiting in line.
Maura West (Ava, GH) took fans way back to her high school days with a recent Instagram post. It was a photo of her as a Pink Lady in Grease.