There’s interesting casting info on the General Hospital front, baby news and marital news from a pair of soap stars, and a Y&R actress stepped up for a friend in dire need… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world –with links — in our soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: What You Need To Know
Michael Knight is back on the daytime scene as General Hospital attorney Martin Grey. Find out how the “stars aligned” to make his surprise casting happen.
Meanwhile, a cryptic tweet from GH’s Leslie Charleson (Monica) has got the show’s fans speculating about a Brad Maule and Tony Jones return. There’s only one problem: that character is dead.
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The Bold and the Beautiful is known for casting famous faces and their relatives. A recent cast addition had ties to The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco.
A Friend Indeed
The Young and the Restless’ Camryn Grimes (Mariah) is always there for a friend in need. So she was one of the first to offer up help when her pal Robert Palmer Watkins (ex-Dillon, GH) and his roommate lost their home in a fire.
All in the Family
Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, YR; ex-Margaux, GH) had some happy real-life soap opera news to share with her fan contingent. The actress and her new husband Rob Meder are expecting their first child.
GH’s Maurice Benard had some major personal news of his own. His firstborn daughter, Cailey, is about to become a bride.
Family is everything to YR’s Michelle Stafford (Phyllis). And the actress took to social media to make a special tribute to her mother and stepfather.
Moonlighting Soap Stars
Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) is working on a new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries holiday film titled Time for You to Come Home. But what does The Voice’s Blake Shelton have to do with the project?
Stacy Haiduk’s (Kristen, DAYS) new movie, Home Is Where the Killer Is, just launched on Netflix. The film also stars the late Kristoff St. John (ex-Neil, YR), Christopher Sean (ex-Paul, DAYS) and John-Paul Lavoisier (ex-Philip, DAYS).
B&B’s Denise Richards (Shauna) is heading to primetime, again. The former Real Housewives star has been cast in the upcoming series Paper Empire.
Meanwhile, Tamara Braun (Kim, GH) is set to hit the stage in the world premiere of a new play, and she shared some details about the project.
Soap Opera News: Sending A Message
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Jennifer Gareis (Donna, BB) took fans along, when she was having a mammogram. And her co-star Rena Sofer (Quinn) announced that she was guesting on a podcast created by her friend Rachel Steinman that openly deals with family issues and mental wellness.
Fans of GH’s Kathleen Gati have a new way to show their support for her duplicitous alter ego, Liesl Obrecht. It’s a team cap you’ll definitely want to get your hands on.
Soap Opera News: Still Bonded
Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda) is still morning the loss of her best friend, former GH co-star and House Hunters host, Suzanne Whang. However, she revealed that their bond continues in a very special way.