General Hospital’s Ingo Rademacher says goodbye to fans… Days of our Lives treating fans to a Christmas movie… a General Hospital actress set to appear on a Soap Hub fireside chat… and a leading lady returns to daytime after 24 years… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera weekly news wrap.
Soap Weekly News For GH: Speaking Out
Ingo Rademacher, who was written off General Hospital as Jax for failing to comply with Disney’s vaccine mandate, shared his thoughts about leaving the soap. You can watch his entire video post here.
Did you miss Lisa LoCicero’s (Olivia, GH) recent fireside chat with Soap Hub? You can rewatch the video segment; plus, find out the special guest who surprised her.
During a recent daytime event, Kin Shriner (Scotty) shared his memories of the late Douglas Marland, the daytime writer who once helped save General Hospital from pending cancellation. Shriner also revealed what it’s been like sharing the screen with Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) and William Lipton (Cameron) since Franco’s onscreen demise.
Maurice Behind the Scenes
Maurice Benard (Sonny) went behind the scenes at General Hospital with two recent guests on his State of Mind YouTube series. The actor caught up with former executive producer Wendy Riche and ex-producer Shelley Curtis in two separate segments.
A Sad Loss
Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie, GH) recently said goodbye to a special member of her family. Her beloved dog, Maddie, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.
The Bold and The Beautiful: Ready for Fun
Krista Allen previews her return to the daytime scene, as The Bold and the Beautiful’s Taylor Hayes, after 25 years. Check out what she had to say in the soap weekly news wrap.
In Other Projects
Rena Sofer (Quinn, B&B) is heading to Eilat Israel on a special assignment. She’s been chosen to serve as a judge at the Miss Universe pageant.
Maitland Ward, who played Jessica Forrester on B&B in the mid-1990s, has worked in a variety of fields since leaving daytime – including the adult film industry. You’ll want to pick up her upcoming memoir, Rated X.
DAYS: A Movie to Remember
Days of our Lives has a special gift for fans this year: a movie starring all your favorite stars. Check out the preview for Days of our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas, soon to be streaming on Peacock in soap weekly news.
Former DAYS star Trevor Donovan (ex-Jeremy) is starring in the TV movie Jingle Bell Princess on the GAC Network. The actor sat down to share his thoughts on the project.
The Young and Restless: Holiday Countdown
The Young and the Restless kicked off their holiday countdown with a pair of its biggest stars, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) and Eric Braeden (Victor), in a fun video clip discussing who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Here’s a link to the fun clip.
That video was followed up by Tracey Bregman (Lauren) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) answering a question that gets to the heart of the season: What’s the true meaning of the holidays? Then Cait Fairbanks (Tessa) and Camryn Grimes (Mariah Copeland) revealed their favorite Christmas carols.
One Tough Kid
Young Judah Mackey, who plays Connor Newman on Y&R, is a pretty tough kid, offscreen. In fact, he just received a Taekwondo black belt.