Soap star files restraining order; The Young and the Restless patriarch is on the mend, and a major star says goodbye to General Hospital… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News — YR Drama and Joy
Real-life drama for The Bold and the Beautiful’s Don Diamont (Bill). He was forced to obtain a restraining order against a man who’s been harassing him and his family. There was happy news for the actor, too. He and his wife, actress Cindy Ambuehl, just celebrated their wedding anniversary.
Cyrus’ reign of terror on General Hospital is over… for now. Jeff Kober has departed his role as the soap’s ferocious crime lord.
A Patriarch on the Mend
The Young and the Restless alum Jerry Douglas, who played beloved family patriarch John Abbott, has been battling a health issue. However, his wife, Kym Douglas, reported that he has completed radiation treatments at UCLA Health, and his former castmates cheered the news.
Days of our Lives’ Paul Telfer chatted with Soap Hub about all things Xander. Plus, he reflected on losing leading lady Linsey Godfrey (Sarah) and his new scene partner Emily O’Brien (Gwen).
Speaking of O’Brien, she eagerly previewed her new film. You can read all about it here.
General Hospital’s Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) revealed she’s pregnant offscreen as well as one. She even posted a photo of her baby bump.
Soap Hub interviewed two popular daytime actresses from yesteryear: Sharon Gabet, best known for her roles as Raven on Edge of Night and Brittany on Another World, and Harley Jane Kozak, who spent two years on Guiding Light as the mysterious Annabelle Sims.
The daytime world recently lost veteran actor John Gabriel, best known for his role as Seneca on Ryan’s Hope. He was 90.
Lisa Banes, who played Eve McBain on One Life to Live, has passed away after a tragic accident. Michael Easton (Finn, GH), who played her son, John, on the soap, expressed his sadness over her senseless passing.
In Other Projects…
GH alum Jeffrey Vincent Parise (ex-Carlos and Joe) is taking on the role of BearClaw in an audio movie, and it’s a dream come true. Meanwhile, Carrie Genzel, remembered as Skye Chandler on All My Children, has landed a guest spot on BET series Sistas.
On the Y&R front, Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm) is talking all about his role in the feature film, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, while Donny Boaz (ex-Chance) revealed he’s booked a few episodes on the upcoming HBO series, The Staircase.
Jordi Vilasuso (Rey, Y&R) proudly announced that he’s started a new charity, Code Red Foundation. Its goal is to keep people safe in schools.
Must Love Dogs
Tamara Braun (Ava, Days) absolutely loves her rescue dog. That’s why she was celebrating the day she adopted the pooch.
An Ad to Remember
Loren Lott (ex-Ana, Y&R) surprised fans with a video from a commercial she once made. And it co-stars singer Josh Groban.