Former YR stars turn up the romance heat; two big returns at DAYS; and daytimers speak out about Black Lives Matter movement… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world –with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Kiss and Tell
YR alums Justin Hartley (ex-Adam) and Sofia Pernas (ex-Marisa) were caught on camera sharing a kiss. But what does it mean?
Also on the romance front, Max Ehrich (ex-Fenmore, YR) has been dating singing superstar Demi Lovato for awhile. Now the couple is officially professing their love to one another.
Happy DAYS Returns
Two big stars from yesteryear are heading back to Days of Our Lives. Check out the soap’s summer preview to see who they are.
Couple Worship Week on GH
Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright) fans are in for a trip down memory lane. General Hospital’s next retro episode week, beginning Monday, June 15, will center on the daytime power couple.
New Guidelines for Returning Soaps
Check out our update on how soaps are planning to return to production post-COVD-19. There will be an emphasis on regular testing of all cast and crew along with some strict guidelines to follow.
Soap Stars Show Their Support
The daytime community — among them GH’s Donnell Turner (Curtis) and DAYS’ Lamon Archey (Eli) — showed their support of the Black Lives Matter movement, after the murder of George Floyd, joining protests and speaking out.
Loren Lott (ex-Ana, YR) chronicled her experience on Instagram. And it included a video of her and a friend running from what appeared to be rubber bullets shot by police officers.
Eden McCoy (Josslyn, GH) headed to downtown LA, where she heard “powerful, sad, but determined voices” speak out of the subject during a protest, and Tristan Lake Lebeau (ex-Reed, YR) expressed his very strong thoughts on the matter on social media.
A couple of lead actor Daytime Emmy nominees chatted with Soap Hub. Steve Burton discussed the honor and his thoughts about co-star Maurice Benard (Sonny) not submitting his name for consideration, while Thaao Penghlis (Tony, DAYS) shared his thoughts on the subject as well as some stories about his stint as Victor Cassadine on GH.
DAYS’ Linsey Godfrey has an idea for the Daytime Emmys, once the soap community can celebrate in person again. Plus, the actress spoke out about the future of Xander and Sarah, post-baby switch debacle.
They Grow Up So Fast
Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) daughter, Allie, is about to return to Salem, only now she’s a teenager and pregnant. Here’s the scoop on who’s playing her.
Plus, remember when Brooklyn Rae Silzer was just a tyke playing Emma on GH? Well, the young actress is now headed to high school.
Heading to YR?
Eric Braeden (Victor) thinks it’s time another sports superstar made a cameo appearance on The Young and the Restless. So he’s invited Evander Holyfield to visit Genoa City.
Stacy Haiduk is off the canvas at DAYS, since Kristen DiMera ran off with her baby daughter, Rachel. So how would the actress feel about returning to YR, where she once played Paul’s sister, Patty, as well as her therapist, Emily?
Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful) is heading to Puglia, Italy for a new project. He’s set to star in Surprise Trip, a film he’s calling “a wonderful romantic comedy.”
Scott Turner Schofield, who recurred as Nick on BB, sat down to chat about his role as Max in the digital drama series Studio City. The gig earned him a Daytime Emmy nomination as Outstanding Guest Performer.
The Book Club
Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie, Days) has been putting LA’s stay-at-home order to good use: putting the finishing touches on her and husband Bill Hayes’ (Doug Williams) second novel, Trumpet’s Jubilee.
Losing Her Dad
Brenda Epperson (ex-Ashley, YR) has suffered a sad loss. Her father passed away and she posted some heartfelt words about him.
The World of Moms
BB’s Denise Richards (Shauna) gave a special shout out to her daughter, Lola, who just turned 15. And co-star Kara Moseley shared a special story about her little girl, Aurora, and the power of reading.
A Special Memento
Jacob Young (ex-Rick, BB) shared a prized possession from the music world he loves: Waylon Jennings’ personal tour jacket. But is he willing to part with it for a price?