DAYS’ Stefano switch; sad GH and YR departures; and Jack Wagner’s latest project… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world –with links, in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Stephen Does Stefano?!?
Stephen Nichols (ex-Steve) is back on Days of Our Lives, but now he’s playing Stefano DiMera?!? Read all about his stunning debut, minus his trademark eyepatch.
A Goodbye and a Tribute
After Daniel Goddard’s final episode as Cane Ashby on The Young and the Restless, he posted a poignant goodbye to his fans on social media. You can read what he had to say here.
YR celebrated Peter Bergman’s 30-year stint as Jack Abbott with a special tribute episode. A number of his co-stars congratulated him on the achievement and for being an all-around great guy!
Rebecca Budig’s surprise exit as General Hospital’s Hayden Barnes was just as hard on the actress and her TV baby daddy Michael Easton (Finn) as it was on viewers. Check out their touching parting words to each other.
Want to know more about Days of Our Lives’ latest app series, Last Blast Reunion? Soap Hub spoke to the soap’s executive producer, Greg Meng, to get some details.
Meanwhile, series means the return of two more show favorites. Veteran actors Patrika Darbo and Kevin Spirtas are reprising their roles as Chloe’s parents, Nancy and Craig.
Their TV mom Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) was in crisis on — and in — General Hospital, yet Haley Pullos (Molly) and Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina), who play her daughters, were nowhere in sight. Pullos addressed the odd situation.
Maurice Benard’s (Sonny, GH) autobiography is due out in April 2020, and he has a lot to share in it. Among the tidbits he recently teased was how he felt about Laura Wright when she first took over the role of Carly.
Flo Fulton’s been MIA since donating her kidney to save Katie. Actress Katrina Bowden shared an update on the movie she’s shooting that’s kept her off The Bold and the Beautiful.
DAYS’ Paul Telfer (Xander) is always raving about his wife, Carmen Cusack. The talented actress is appearing in her first feature film, It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.
Fans haven’t seen Christopher Sean or his alter ego, Paul Narita, since he left Salem for San Francisco. Sean, however, recently gave an update on what his character has been up to — kinda.
Soap Opera News: On the Move
Eileen Davidson (Ashley, YR; ex-Kristen and Susan, DAYS) is shooting a Christmas film with a fan family twist. Her stepson, Duke Van Patten is in the movie, too.
GH alum Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco) is keeping busy courtesy of Hallmark Channel. Aside from starring in the seventh season of When Calls The Heart, he’ll also be appearing in a Christmas special geared around the show.
Baby on Board
Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, YR) is happily expecting her first child, she’s taking her social media followers along on her blessed journey.
Awards and Accomplishments
Maura West (Ava, GH) just completed a major feat. The actress ran the famed Philadelphia marathon in freezing cold East Coast weather.
BB’s Courtney Hope (Sally) was honored by a special nomination. It’s a nod from the Game Awards, which celebrates the finest in video games.
Denise Richards is thankful for her BB role as Shauna, as well as a few other things. She shared some of them in honor of Thanksgiving.
Meanwhile, her BB co-star Henry Joseph Samiri plays a pint-sized hero on-screen, while, offscreen, he’s a budding chef… Well, sort of. His special Thanksgiving “recipe” is made of Oreo cookies.
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