Kelly Thiebaud weighs in General Hospital’s Britt and Jason; Victoria Konefal (Ciara) thanks Days of our Lives fans; and The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful reach a five-month ratings high … Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News — Talking Britt and Jason
General Hospital’s Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) has been front and center in the storyline since the soap paired her with Steve Burton’s Jason. The actress spoke to Soap Hub about the surprise coupling and working with her new leading man.
The Spencer Factor
GH has welcomed a new Spencer Cassadine into the fold. Check out 7 things to know about daytime newcomer Nicholas Alexander Chavez, and be sure to read Soap Hub’s exclusive interview with the handsome star.
Meanwhile, Spencer’s former portrayer, actor Nicolas Bechtel, spoke out about his amazing run in the role. Check out his favorite moments as the precocious Cassadine.
Over At DAYS — Emmy Winner Thanks Fans
Victoria Konefal (Ciara, Days of our Lives) took home this year’s Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series, and Soap Hub spoke to the actress about her feat. Check out what she had to say and why she’s thanking fans for their “unwavering support.”
Meet New Chanel
A big welcome to Raven Bowens, who’s taken over the role of Days of our Lives’ Chanel Dupree, Here are 7 things to know about the daytime newcomer.
Reason to Celebrate
Bryan Dattilo (Lucas, DAYS) and his wife, Elizabeth Cameron, recently had two major reasons to celebrate. In addition to toasting their 10th wedding anniversary, Elizabeth completed her treatment for breast cancer.
A Sad Farewell
Philece Sampler, remembered as Renée on DAYS and Donna on Another World, passed away at the age of 67. Former co-star Thaao Penghlis (Tony, Days) had some lovely words to say about the talented pro.
CBS Rating Coups
The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful are scoring big time in the summer’s ratings race. Find out which plots had both soap operas reaching their five-month high.
Hail to His “Homie”
B&B’s Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) gave a big shout-out to his “homie” Kiara Barnes, who left the soap as his former fiance, Zoe. You’ll want to read what he had to say about his lovely leading lady.
Donny Boaz (ex-Chance, Y&R) shared a “proud big brother moment” with his fans on Instagram. His little sister, Loni, was promoted to Senior Chief in the Navy.
Y&R’s Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Courtney Hope (Sally) and B&B’s Rena Sofer (Quinn) are all about supporting animal rescues. In fact, Stafford recently bought four mugs designed by Sofer for the cause, which you can check out here.
Don Diamont (Bill, B&B) welcomed a new member to his family. It’s a pup named Ezey, named after the city in France where he and his wife, Cindy Ambuehl, were married.
Meanwhile, his B&B co-star, Katrina Bowden (Flo) was happily reunited with her Pomeranian, Puffin. The dog escaped her friend’s backyard during the July 4th holiday.