Exclusive coverage of the Daytime Emmy Awards; Days of our Lives duo gets engaged; and a trio of beloved daytime stars pass away… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News — More Daytime Emmy News
Soap Hub covered the Daytime Emmy Awards from start to finish. Check out our coverage of this year’s winners, including an interview with Outstanding Lead Actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, The Bold and the Beautiful) discussing her back-to-back victories.
Also, there’s an exclusive interview with Adam Sharp. The President/CEO of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) provided insight into the 2021 ceremony. Plus, there was a major big mix-up during this year’s broadcast. Did you catch the mistake?
Days of our Lives Soap Duo Engaged
Days of our Lives alum Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel) just popped the question to longtime love Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker Brady), and she said yes. Read all about their engagement.
Over and Out
Precious Way is inching near her final air date as DAYS’ Chanel Dupree. The actress reflected on her time in Salem.
Farewell to Three Daytime Stars
GH actors paid tribute to legendary co-star Stuart Damon (ex-Alan Quartermaine), who passed away at the age of 84. Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview with Soap Hub, Leslie Charleson (Monica) shared memories of her longtime daytime husband.
Also passing this week was former All My Children star Ray MacDonnell (ex-Joe Martin) at the age of 93. Stars from the soap had kind words to share about the actor. And late Friday came word that Philece Sampler passed away at 67. She was big on Days of our Lives as a Renee and was also Donna Love on Another World.
B&B viewers might be seeing less of Thorsten Kaye’s Ridge Forrester in the months ahead. The actor has reportedly asked the show’s boss, Bradley Bell, for some time off.
GH Star Keeping Secrets
General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros had a lot to say about Nina’s big secret — Sonny’s alive — and why her character’s keeping it. You might even agree with some of her reasons.
Marlena Evans Milestone
Deidre Hall just celebrated a very special milestone: 45 years as DAYS’ Dr. Marlena Evans. Here’s what she had to say on the subject.
In Other Projects
Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, DAYS) is set to appear in the Hallmark film Love in the Afternoon. Also in the project are former daytime stars Ryan Peavey (ex-Nathan, GH) and Linda Dano, last seen as Vivian on DAYS.
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) welcomed former co-star Sean Kanan (ex-AJ) as a guest on his YouTube show State of Mind. The two men had lots to chat about, including Kanan’s new book, Way of the Cobra.
Obba Babatundé (Julius, B&B) and Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm, Y&R) currently play father and son on S.W.A.T. Babatundé recently gave Moore some horseback riding tips for an upcoming episode.