Emme Rylan explains Lulu’s abrupt General Hospital exit, All My Children is returning in primetime, and Days of Our Lives stars speak out about key story twists… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Emme Clears the Record
With fans still upset about her General Hospital exit as Lulu, Emme Rylan finally addressed questions about the soap’s stunning decision to put her character in a coma. Here’s what she had to say about the move and whether or not she’d reprise the role.
Hurricane Glo Returning?
An image shared on Tracey Bregman’s (Lauren) Instagram account, along with a cryptic message, has fans of The Young and the Restless wondering if Judith Chapman is heading back for another visit as Gloria. You’ll want to check it out.
Pine Valley Take 2
All My Children alums Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are producing a new primetime version of the former daytime soap titled Pine Valley. Check out the details on the project and how creator Agnes Nixon’s son is involved.
Meanwhile, Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, YR and BB) reflected on her time on the ABC soap. Do you remember who she played or her character’s connection to Ripa?
The Days of Their Lives
Soap Hub chatted with a slew of Days of Our Lives stars about their fabulous storylines. Robert Scott Wilson (Ben) weighed in on Victoria Konefal’s surprise return as Ciara. Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers previewed Eli and Lani’s double baby delivery. And Martha Madison and Brandon Beemer discussed Belle and Shawn’s wedding.
Put A Ring on It
There’s more big news from DAYS. Camila Banus (Gabi) and her longtime beau, Marlon Aquino are engaged, and she’s showing off her beautiful ring, too.
One of your favorite daytime dramas tied for the top spot in a key ratings demographic. You can’t find out which one here.
Soap Star Serenade
The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric) spread some holiday cheer. The actor sat down at his piano and serenaded fans with a special rendition of Silent Night.
Back from the Dead
Ian Buchanan chatted with Soap Hub about his brief return to GH as the late Duke Lavery. He hung out in “The Dead Man Waiting Room” in between his time on set.
Bold Duo News
Denise Richards calls her role as The Bold and the Beautiful’s Shauna is one of her favorite jobs ever. Here’s why.
Her TV daughter, Katrina Bowden (Flo), can’t seem to learn from her mistakes. In fact, she keeps making the same one on every audition tape submission.
Hair’s the Thing
YR viewers have been commenting on Brytni Sarpy’s (Elena) stylish new hairdo, which she revealed was inspired by a very prominent and powerful woman. It’s none other than Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.
GH’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) posted a fabulous flashback photo with co-star Michael Knight from Christmas at the White House in 1990. The duo were invited by then-First Lady Barbara Bush and here’s why.
Stuart also shared some sad news with his social media followers. His father, Chad Stuart, who was part of the 1960s singing duo Chad and Jeremy, passed away at the age of 79.
While she played the role of Drucilla on YR, Victoria Rowell also appeared in the megahit Dumb and Dumber. In honor of the film’s December 16 anniversary, she shared some special words about the film’s star, Jim Carey.
DAYS’ Alison Sweeney took to Instagram to post a bloody photo from Sami’s traumatic past. Can you guess which storyline it was from?
Another daytime star has tested positive for COVID-19. Shemar Moore, who now stars as Hondo Harrelson on primetime series S.W.A.T. and previously played Malcolm on Y&R, shared his diagnosis on Instagram.
Max Page, remembered as Victoria’s (Amelia Heinle) young son, Reed, on YR, underwent another heart surgery this month. The actor, who’s now a teenager, updated fans on his prognosis.
Real Andrews, who’d been temporarily away from the GH fold as Taggert, reported on his health status. And it’s good news from the cancer survivor.
Mental health advocate Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) continually speaks out about his personal experiences on his online show, State of Mind. Recently, he chatted with co-star Risa Dorken (Amy) about her battle with bipolar disorder.
Benard’s TV wife, Laura Wright (Carly, GH), shared the PSA she appears in on her Instagram page. It urges fans not to forsake cancer screenings during the pandemic.