Maurice Benard inks a new deal, but it’s not with General Hospital… The Bold and the Beautiful pays tribute to a legend… And a former Days of our Lives star releases a book. Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub weekly news wrap.
Checking In With General Hospital: Career Turns
Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) has inked a deal with Indistry Media to take his YouTube show, State of Mind, to the next level. Check out the details.
Plus, the actor discussed the ups and downs of his career at a recent GH Fantasy event, including the years he couldn’t “get arrested as an actor” and how it all changed.
Dream Come True
Avery Kristen Pohl, who plays bad girl Esme Prince on General Hospital, is living out her dream on the ABC soap. Check out how here.
Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie, GH) is a proud grandmother, again. She shared an adorable photo of her daughter Cassidy’s baby boy, Decker Remington MacLeod, born earlier this month according to Soap Hub weekly news.
The Friend Zone
They’re lawyer and client on General Hospital, and the best of pals off-camera. Read all about Michael E. Knight (Martin) and James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin) special friendship.
Katelyn MacMullen (Willow, GH) went through every pet owner’s worst nightmare when her cat, Astro, went missing. But fortunately, the duo was happily reunited.
Days of our Lives: Author, Author
Chrishell Stause (ex-Jordan, Days of our Lives) is a published author. The actress took to Instagram to reveal the recently released Under Construction – her pretty in pink autobiography.
Soap Weekly News reports that Days of our Lives’ Deidre Hall (Marlena) always gives back during the holiday season, and last year was no different. Find out how she made a number of young girls’ wishes come true – with a little help from a friend.
Over at The Bold and the Beautiful: Tribute to a Legend
The Bold and the Beautiful dedicated its January 17th episode to the late Betty White (ex-Ann Douglas) – the day that would have been her 100th birthday. And the soap paid special tribute to the actress on its Twitter account.
On-screen Rena Sofer (Quinn, B&B) is a famed jewelry designer. Offscreen the actress makes beautiful pottery, which you can now purchase at her brand new website.
The Young and the Restless: Video Stars
The Young and the Restless’s Cait Fairbanks (Tessa) and Rory Gibson (Noah) teamed up as a couple in the music video for The Lumineers. Check out the clip from the project.
Soap Weekly News: In Other Projects
Sean Kanan (B&B’s Deacon Sharpe) is starring in the Lifetime movie Killer Ambition, tackling a situation he knows all too well from his time on B&B. Soap Hub has all the details about the project.
Rebecca Budig (ex-Hayden, GH) has taken a deeply personal experience and turned it into a short film with a little help from Michael Easton (Finn). Her hope is that it will make women feel less alone.
Y&R alum Jason Canela (ex-Arturo) is starring in a new production at Miami’s Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre. The actor is portraying Emilio Estefan, husband of legendary singer, Gloria Estefan according to Soap Weekly News.