New villain joining The Young and the Restless; Emma Samms speaks out on long COVID battle and Dynasty charity project; and a missing son resurfaces on Days of Our Lives… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
New Villain Hits Y&R
Desperate Housewives alum and former soap opera star Richard Burgi has nabbed a menacing new role on The Young and the Restless. Here’s everything we know so far.
Meanwhile, former CBS Promotions director, Susan Banks. has joined the Y&R writing staff. And she’s looking forward to the “thrilling ride.”
Dynasty Reunites for COVID
Emma Samms, remembered as Holly on General Hospital and Fallon on Dynasty, sat down for an exclusive chat about her long battle with COVID-19. Plus, she’s hosting a Dynasty reunion to help raise funds to research the disease.
Speaking of Dynasty, Geoffrey Scott, who played Krystal’s first husband, Mark, on the primetime soap, has passed away. He was 79.
Peter’s Last Stand
In other GH news, as Peter August’s story reached its climax on the soap, Wes Ramsey spoke out about his villainous character. You’ll want to read his take on playing the heavy.
Favorite Son Returning
Days of Our Lives is bringing back Cameron Johnson as Abe’s son Theo. Check out how and when he’ll return.
During a Stars in the House online benefit to raise funds for the Cancer Support Community, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), John McCook (Eric), and Heather Tom (Katie) recalled how they came to join the soap. Here are their audition stories.
Maurice, The Movie
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) celebrated his March 1st natal day by releasing the short film, The Birthday Bash. Turns out it’s his directorial debut, too.
The Great Bake-Off
Y&R’s Hunter King (Summer) and her actress sister, Joey King (The Act) will be competing on the Netflix series, Nailed It: Double Trouble! They’ll team up to create sweet treats for a $10,000 grand prize.
Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GH) has a role in the upcoming film, Women Is Losers, which was shot in San Francisco last summer. The film is set to debut on March 16.
Shelley Hennig (ex-Stephanie, Days) has nabbed a role opposite Kristen Bell and Tom Riley in the Netflix show, The Woman in the House. Meanwhile, Olivia Rose Keegan (ex-Claire, Days) just wrapped up Season 2 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and posted a behind-the-scenes photo from the show.
Thirty years ago, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH) booked a tiny role in the legendary film, Pretty Woman. The actor shared a photo and an anecdote from the project.
Kin Shriner (Scott, GH) posted a throwback photo of himself with the great Jack Lemmon. It seems the duo crossed paths at a goodbye party, and you won’t believe whose.
Y&R’s Melissa Ordway (Abby) celebrated a very special day with a very special Instagram post. It’s the fourth year anniversary of the adoption of her daughter, Olivia.
GH’s Real Andrews (Taggert) shared some big news about his son, Marcus. He’s joining the police academy.
Who knew she could sing and play the ukulele? Check out GH’s pint-sized star Jophielle Love (Violet) performing a Katy Perry hit.
During her first year on B&B, Zoe’s beloved cat, Harry, passed away. Now, actress Kiara Barnes has suffered the loss of her own beloved family pet.