The Young and the Restless returns, four top actresses exit their roles, and GH is planning a ball… here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: They’re Back
The Young and the Restless returns with all-new episodes beginning Monday, August 10. Check out the latest details.
Meanwhile, General Hospital, which returned last week, has big plans and surprises moving forward. Executive Producer Frank Valentini revealed there’s a new Nurses Ball on the horizon, among other things.
On the Days of Our Lives exit front comes word that Camila Banus is leaving her role as Gabi Hernandez, while Olivia Rose Keegan is departing the soap as Claire Brady. However, one of the two parts is being recast.
Over at The Bold and the Beautiful, Courtney Hope confirmed her run as Sally Spectra is coming to a close. But is it only a temporary move?
GH’s Amanda Setton is off on maternity leave, so the role of Brook Lynn Quartermaine has been recast. Find out what Setton had to say about her replacement, Briana Lane.
Kiss and Tell
An on-screen kiss between Ned and Olivia on GH had the internet abuzz. That is, until actress Lisa LoCicero set the record straight and explained it was filmed before the pandemic.
Hunter King (Summer, YR) has reportedly ended her engagement to Nico Svoboda. The couple had been together for nearly two years.
Melody Thomas Scott’s (Nikki, YR) made a guest appearance on The Talk to promote her memoir, Always Young and Restless, and recalled the time she met the soap’s biggest fan. Check out which singing superstar it was.
Meanwhile, in an interview with People magazine about her book, Thomas Scott opened up about the years of abuse she suffered from her late grandmother and revealed details of sexual assault from her past.
The Ratings Game
The latest Nielsen numbers are out for all the soaps. It turns out each and every show has something to be happy about.
Queen of Pain
She held him hostage and tortured him, and he absolutely loved it. You won’t believe what Kassie DePaiva (Eve) and Robert Scott Wilson (Ben) had to say about their wildest Days scenes ever.
On the Parental Front
Galen Gering (Rafe, DAYS) is super proud of his son Jensen. The 12-year-old aspiring model and musician is designing a clothing line for Old Navy and Pop Sugar that helps raise funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Co-star Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) noted that her son, Torin, spotted her on TV in a DAYS scene, but had no desire to watch his mama, while Rena Sofer (Quinn, BB) posted birthday wishes to her daughter Avalon, who just turned 15.
Melissa Reeves (Jennifer, DAYS) shared some happy news on Instagram, along with a photo. The actress and her husband Scott Reeves (ex-Ryan, Y&R; ex-Steven, GH) have become grandparents courtesy of their daughter, Emily,
Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, BB) is another delighted grandma, too. She posted a photo of herself with her “adorable little kiddies,” Zuma and Reign.
Remembering Her Niece
Karla Mosley (Maya, BB) paid tribute to her dear niece, Lilia Sophia, who passed away at the age of 6 in 2018. You’ll want to read her beautiful words.
In Other Projects
Drake Hogestyn (John, DAYS) has landed the new Hallmark movie Christmas Tree Lane, set to air later this year, while Anthony Montgomery (ex-Andre, GH) is branching out in a new direction. He’s set to star in a sci-fi film spoof.
Jacob Young (ex-Rick, BB) revealed that he’s embarking on a new project that could put him back on the screen soon. And Kassie DePaiva (Eve, DAYS) is reuniting with a former One Life to Live co-star Nathan Purdee (ex-Hank) on a new film.
Did you know that Darin Brooks (Wyatt, BB) is a trained dancer? You’ll want to check out the move he surprised his wife, Kelly Kruger (ex-Mac, YR) with.
A Real-Life Saver
Martha Madison (Belle, DAYS) and Lilly Melgar (ex-Lily, GH) are more than just pals and former radio show co-hosts. It turns out Madison once saved Melgar’s life.