A GH return and surprise exit; major personal milestones for three stars; and a DAYS actor clarifies his status… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Bad Girl Revival
General Hospital fans are equally split between loving and loathing Kelly Thiebaud’s character, Dr. Britt Westbourne? So what can they expect now that she’s returning to the soap?
Good Times, Bad Times
Onscreen adversaries, but off-screen pals Maurice Benard (Sonny, General Hospital) and Real Andrews (ex-Taggert, GH) had some fun when they got together to celebrate Benard’s birthday. Check out the special gift Andrews presented to his friend.
Meanwhile, Andrews, who was shockingly killed off as Taggert, posted a poignant goodbye to GH fans.
Wally Kurth updated his official status with Days of Our Lives in light of all the show’s recent casting cuts. Find out if you’ll be seeing more of Justin.
Farewell to A Soap Scribe
Veteran soap writer, actor and host of Actors Studio, James Lipton, passed away on March 2 after a battle with bladder cancer. He was 93.
Melissa Reeves (Jennifer, DAYS) reported in following the tornadoes in Tennessee. The actress gave an update on how she and her family fared during the devastating storms.
Speaking Up and Out
Linsey Godfrey (Sarah, DAYS) isn’t a woman to be silenced. When a fan chastised her about speaking out on political topics, he got more than he bargained for.
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, The Bold and the Beautiful) shared a very special personal moment with fans: her son, Rise, just celebrated his first birthday. And she included some pics of the adorable tyke.
Meanwhile, soap couple Chad Duell (Michael, GH) and Courtney Hope (Sally, BB) just celebrated a special milestone in their relationship. Find out how long the twosome has been happily together.
A few daytime stars, including Camila Banus (Gabi, Days) and Wally Kurth (Justin, Days; Ned, GH), are set to appear in new movie, A Deadly Bridenapping. Soap Hub has a setside pic and a few details about it.
DAYS fans who miss Xander’s evil menacing side will want to check out Paul Telfer’s new film, Green Rush. Telfer revealed some details about the movie that centers on two brothers and their cannabis farm.
Sally Spectra may be down and (presumably) out on BB, but actress Courtney Hope can’t be stopped. She’s picked up a gig on another CBS show.
Heading (to) Home
Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Laura Wright (Carly) made an appearance on The Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family to discuss their years as a GH supercouple and Benard’s new book. If you missed it, make sure the check out the network’s on-demand channel.
Galen Gering, who’s been written off DAYS as detective Rafe Hernandez, may be gone in a few months, but he certainly hasn’t been forgotten by the show’s devoted viewers. He posted a photo of some of the parting gifts he received, along with a thank you.
Fans had actress Chrishell Stause’s (ex-Jordan, DAYS) back when she shared some tragic personal news. And the actress took the time to express how much she appreciated the love.
Who’s Number One?
Don Diamont (Bill, BB) and his wife, Cindy Ambuehl, are always on hand to support their handsome brood of boys. The pair recently cheered on their son, Davis Ambuehl, whose team won a Los Angeles City basketball championship.