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Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap: Surprise Casting, Festival Bound, And More

Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap: Icon Sighting, New Additions & The Dark Side

The Young and the Restless makes a major casting switch… Days of our Lives alumna inks GAC Media movie deal… and General Hospital star is on the mend post-surgery… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub weekly news wrap.

Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap: Y&R’s Locke Out, Locke In

There’s been a major casting switch at The Young and the Restless, and Soap Hub has all the details. Richard Burgi announced he’s leaving the role of Ashland Locke, and daytime vet Robert Newman is replacing him. Newman revealed his thoughts on his new gig via his Facebook page.

Diamond Girl
Camryn Grimes (Mariah, Y&R) made a major announcement on Instagram. She’s engaged to wed her longtime beau, actor/writer Brook Powell.

Getting to Know You
Want to know more about Y&R newbie Conner Floyd (Chance)? The actor, who hails from Austin, TX, revealed some favorite things about his hometown.

At The Bold and the Beautiful: Festival Bound

Big news for B&B alum Jacob Young (ex-Rick), Jason Cook (ex-Shawn, Days), and Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R). Their film, Four for Fun, was an official selection of the Sedona Film Festival.

Baby on Board
Being pregnant with her third child has brought out the boldness in Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, B&B and Y&R). The actress shared a revealing photo of herself with all her Twitter and Instagram followers — along with a powerful message.

The Social Scene
Rome Flynn (ex-Zende, B&B) opened up about meeting women on social media on the Facebook talk show Face to Face with Becky G. Check out what he had to say in this week’s Soap weekly news wrap.

Days of Our Lives: Jen’s World

Days of our Lives alumna Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa) has inked a multi-picture deal with GAC Media, whose flagship brands include GAC Family and GAC Living. Look for the actress to star in four original movies over the next two years.

Checking In To General Hospital: A GH Spinoff?

Craig Erwich, President, Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, fielded questions about the daytime medium at the Winter TV critics press tour; specifically, might there be General Hospital content on Hulu in the future? The executive admitted being open “to exploring additional iterations or explorations” of the soap franchise.

On the Mend
GH’s William Lipton (Cameron) is on the mend after undergoing a tonsillectomy. He posted a video update on his recovery on Twitter.

A Plea to Vaccinate
An Instagram post from Steve Burton, who was recently written off General Hospital as Jason Morgan for not complying with Disney’s vaccine mandate, was met with a plea from A Martinez (ex-Cruz, Santa Barbara; ex-Eduardo, Days). You can read what he had to say here.

Chatting with Mo
Maurice Benard (Sonny, General Hospital) opened the floor to fans during the latest episode of his YouTube podcast, State of Mind. Check out his honest and insightful responses to their questions in Soap Weekly News Wrap.

A Thank You to Fans
Nicholas Alexander Chavez was voted GH’s Favorite Newcomer in the 2nd Annual Soap Hub Awards. The actor has since thanked fans for the honor.

Wellness Wednesday
Wes Ramsey (Peter, GH) was the guest of honor for Soap Hub’s Wellness Wednesday, this week. Ramsey discussed meditation, exercise, and his tips for keeping a healthy mind.

In Other Soap Weekly News: Losses Remembered

Jennifer Finnigan (ex-Bridget, B&B) was great pals with late comic Bob Saget. The actress took to social media to share some memories of him.

Martha Madison (Belle, Days) paid tribute to her late mother Barbara on what would have been her milestone 70th birthday. Meanwhile, co-star Sal Stowers (Lani) had some sweet words to say about a longtime Lani and Eli fan, who recently passed away.

The “Write” Stuff
The 2022 Writers Guild Award nominations were announced. Find out which of your favorite soaps were included in the Daytime Drama category.

Soapdish Revival
Paramount+ is set to launch a TV revival of the 1991 film, Soapdish. Whoopi Goldberg will reprise her role as Rose Schwartz in the project.

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