Leading man crisis at DAYS; evil headed to GH; and a YR return nixed… Here’s all the soap opera news you missed in the daytime world — with links, in the Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap.
Soap Opera News: Salem Turmoil
Rumors about exiting Days of our Lives stars continue. And now two actors have been added to the list.
Amidst the bad DAYS news, there’s also some good. Although Adrienne recently died on screen, viewers haven’t seen the last of Judi Evans. Alison Sweeney is also back on set filming scenes as Sami Brady, and Paul Telfer (Xander) is back, too… looking for donuts.
General Hospital’s baddest broad Helena Cassadine will be returning to create havoc. Find out about actress Constance Towers’ big return.
No Can Do
Jaime Lyn Bauer (Lorie) was invited back to Y&R for two special episodes. Unfortunately, she had to decline the invitation and here’s why.
GH fans are anxiously awaiting the release of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) autobiography, Nothing General About It, due out this spring. You’ll never guess which of his co-stars have been touting the book Instagram.
Speaking of Benard, he also shared a great casting story: how Lisa LoCicero ended up coming to Port Charles as Sonny’s old love Olivia Falconeri.
The Young and the Restless has more than a four-year renewal to celebrate. The show’s writing team just won the coveted Writers’ Guild award.
It’s hard to believe it’s already the one year anniversary of Kristoff St. John’s (ex-Neil) death. His former Y&R leading lady, Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla) remembered him with love courtesy of a social media post.
Katherine Kelly Lang’s Comic Turn
While Brooke’s been in a state of constant distress on The Bold and the Beautiful, actress Katherine Kelly Lang has a much happier role she’s talking about. She appears in the movie Stan The Man, a romantic comedy, and says her character was “a hoot.”
Lang also recently got to catch up with Prince Albert of Monaco. It was at a gathering to celebrate The Monte Carlo TV Festival.
Jordi Vilasuso, who joined Y&R as Det. Rey Rosales in August of 2018, has quickly become a powerful addition to the soap. And now he’s been added to the soap’s opening montage, which didn’t go unnoticed by fans.
Courtney Hope (Sally, B&B) recently got to reunite with Pierson Fodé (ex-Thomas) and Soap Hub has the details of their meet-up.
Patricia Bethune, remembered as nasty GH nurse Mary Pat, just popped up on a prime time show. If you missed it, you can always catch it on demand… or Hulu.
Haley Pullos (Molly, GH) has been moonlighting, too. The young actress appears in the Netflix series The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia.
Connor Kalopsis, who played young Chase on DAYS, has a new gig. He’s got a role on the Fox sitcom Outmatched.
She may be MIA as Maya on B&B, but actress Karla Mosley is keeping busy off-screen. In fact, she’s about to tackle a new project.
Soap Opera News: A Day of Sadness
Chrishell Stause (ex-Jordan, DAYS) shared heartbreaking news on World Cancer Day. You can read about it here.