The daytime world loses a legend… a General Hospital abruptly exits the soap… and Days of our Lives hosts the ultimate, virtual fan event… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world this week — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Weekly News For The Young and the Restless: Daytime Patriarch Passes
The daytime world lost a legend on November 9, when Jerry Douglas, remembered as John Abbott on The Young and the Restless, passed away at the age of 88. There was an outpour of love from his former castmates. See what Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Lauralee Bell (Christine), and others had to say about the legendary actor.
Chance’s family and friends might be mourning his death on Y&R, but it turns out they’ll soon have reason to celebrate. The character will be heading back to Genoa City, and Conner Floyd will be tackling the role.
Melissa Claire Egan celebrated a milestone as Y&R’s Chelsea Lawson on November 11. It marked 10 years since her debut on the soap. You can read her very “grateful” message here.
Keeping her family positive during the past 20 months of the pandemic wasn’t always easy, but Y&R’s Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) found a way to do it. She recently shared her method with fans via Instagram.
Over at DAYS: Days Spectacular
It’s time to celebrate all things Salem again. Days of our Lives’ top stars will be gathering on Friday, November 19 for the show’s virtual Day of DAYS event. Soap Hub has all the details on how you can “attend.”
Meanwhile, Days just celebrated its 56th anniversary. Here’s a look back at the soap’s long history.
What’s the secret to Days’ Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie) 47 years of wedded bliss? The two actors are spilling all in their new project Secrets of Soap Opera Lovers.
Memories of Mom
A recent visit with her mother motivated Mary Beth Evans (Kayla, DAYS) to share some personal news about her childhood. It’s a riveting story, you’ll want to read.
General Hospital: Talking the Talk
CBS’ The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood made a special appearance on Maurice Benard’s (Sonny, GH) YouTube show, State of Mind. We’ve got a recap of their intriguing conversation.
Note to Self
Laura Wright (Carly, GH) reflected on her younger 23-year-old self, who was ashamed of her body, via an Instagram post. Check out her inspiring words.
Food for Thought
What’s it like chowing down on camera? GH’s Josh Swickard (Chase, GH) reveals his take on onset eating scenes.
Men of Song
GH’s Marcus Coloma (Nikolas) loves to act and sing. Check out his rendition of The Beatles hit, “With a Little Help From My Friends.
GH Actor Out
Ingo Rademacher (Jax, General Hospital) has found himself in the middle of a double dose of controversy. First and foremost, his time at the soap is apparently over and his last airdate has been set. Plus, the actor clarified a comment he recently made about the transgender community.
The Bold and the Beautiful: Puppy Love
Fellow animal lovers Rena Sofer (Quinn) and Annika Noelle (Hope), joined forces to save a chocolate lab puppy surrendered to an LA shelter. Here’s what The Bold and the Beautiful co-stars did.
Ronn Moss, long remembered as the original Ridge Forrester on B&B and former member of the group, Player, is preparing for a concert. And there’s a way you can watch it on Facebook and YouTube.
In Other Soap News: A Time of Loss
The passing of Quantum Leap star Dean Stockwell on November 7 inspired a comment from GH alum Coby Ryan McLaughlin (ex-Shilo). McLaughlin shared his memory of meeting the actor on the set of the NBC series when he was just a boy.
Months after losing her devoted husband of 40 years, John James, to liver cancer, Jess Walton (Jill) has endured another difficult loss. Her beloved horse, Ace, has passed away.