The Bold and the Beautiful nabs an Empire star, Days of Our Lives replaces two stars, and Eric Braeden preaches unity… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: DAYS Double Recasts
Melissa Reeves is temporarily out as Days of Our Lives Jennifer, and a two-time Daytime Emmy-winner is stepping in to replace her. Also on the recast front, Laura Kai Chen is out as Melinda Trask. Find out why and who’s taking over as the town’s DA.
BB Casts A Gem
Diamond White is joining the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful as Zoe’s sister, Paris. She was last seen on Fox hit Empire.
Back on the Job
Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) has reported back to work at The Young and the Restless studios, after giving birth to her first child. She shared a fun clip of herself getting camera-ready that includes her sweet of her baby Josephine.
United We Stand
Eric Braeden (Victor, YR) called out for unity during these challenging times, despite Americans’ differing political opinions. Find out what he says is most important for all of us.
Following the shooting of two sheriff deputies in their Los Angeles patrol car, Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda, GH) and her son, Kassius, teamed up on a good deed to honor the victims. Marcil stressed replacing violence and hatred with love and empathy.
Check out the latest daytime ratings report. It resulted in good news for The Young and the Restless and General Hospital.
Dominic Zamprogna appeared on Morning Live and discussed his decision to exit the role of General Hospital’s Dante in 2018. Check out his interview.
Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS) was a recent guest on Soap Hub Insider’s fireside chat. You can rewatch it here.
Singing and Dancing
Steve Burton (Jason, GH) gave a shout out to his band, Port Chuck. It’s been ten years since he formed the group with Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny, GH; Jake, DAYS) Scott Reeves (ex-Steve, GH), and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli).
To the Max
Things keep getting better for Max Ehrich (ex-Fenmore, Y&R). That actor, who’s engaged to Demi Lovato, is set to star in the film Southern Gospel.
Lauralee Bell (Christine, YR) and her siblings recently sold their late parents’ home. But before the final paperwork was signed, she snuck in a special photoshoot in the pool.
Maura West’s (Ava, GH) 18-year-old daughter, Kate, has headed off to college across the country, and the mother of five admits her “heart is aching.”
Don Diamont (Bill, BB) and his wife, Cindy Ambuehl, were on hand to see son, Luca Diamont, play his first away game at Duke University. The strapping lad is the team quarterback.
Lucky Scott Clifton (Liam, BB) has a live-in coronavirus expert at home. It’s his four-year-old son, Ford.
A Message from Linsey
Cancer survivor Linsey Godfrey (Sarah, DAYS) spoke out on Lymphoma Awareness Day. The actress recounted her battle with the disease in a very special way.
Greg Rikaart (Kevin, YR) is celebrating a special anniversary with his husband, writer Robert Sudduth. He made a playful post about the special day on Instagram, and Sudduth quickly responded.
Meanwhile, Courtney Hope (ex-Sally, BB) wished her “rock,” boyfriend Chad Duell (Michael, GH), a happy birthday, and Tracey Bregman (Lauren, Y&R) wrote a wonderful tribute to her pal Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R).
Former Broadway star Loren Lott (ex-Anna, YR) has a dream, and it involves a Disney princess. She even recorded her own audition scene, and it’s a must-watch.
Mask and A Message
Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix, GH) knows the importance of wearing a mask; particularly one with a special meaning. Find out about the cause he’s raising awareness for.
Sean Kanan (ex-Deacon, BB and YR; ex-AJ, GH), who appeared in Karate Kid as Mike Barnes, was just immortalized. He’s now got his very own killer action figure.
A Sad Passing
Condolences to DAYS’ Matthew Ashford (Jack) on the peaceful passing of his beloved mother, Patricia. She was 89.