Rumors about a stunning General Hospital exit — and a surprise return. Plus, a Days of Our Lives bad girl is back on set, and there’s a new project for Eileen Davidson… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Emme Out?
Emme Rylan addressed rumors that she’ll be exiting her role as General Hospital’s Lulu Spencer Falconeri. Well, sort. Check out the video she posted on social media.
Meanwhile, Rylan’s TV mom, Genie Francis, is finally heading back to GH. Here’s when you can expect to see her.
Look Who’s Returning
Camila Banus is back on the Days of Our Lives set filming scenes as the fiery Gabi Hernandez. She posted a behind-the-scenes photo with one of the soap’s most popular leading men.
Vanessa Williams revealed that she’s set for another run as Dr. Valerie Grant on Days. Plus, she gave some insight on what it’s like working during the pandemic.
Veteran actress Tricia Cast is set to bring Nina Webster back to The Young and the Restless for a visit, while The Bold and the Beautiful’s Ashley Jones (Bridget) and Kelly Kruger (Eva) are slated to make reappearances soon, too.
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, YR) hosted an Instagram chat and delved into one of her character’s most interesting backstories. She answered questions about the fact that Chelsea gave up custody of her son, Johnny, to his biological father, Billy (Jason Thompson).
Want to know more about Madison Thompson, the YR newcomer who’s playing the mysterious Jordan? Check out these seven things to know about her.
Trent Dawson (ex-Henry) chatted with Soap Hub about the As the World Turns’ reunion that streamed on October 28. And he revealed some secrets behind getting the cast together for the virtual gathering.
Coping with COVID
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH) has found a way “to navigate the stresses and beauties” of lockdown during the coronavirus. What’s her secret? Veenu Inspires.
The BB cast has been donning masks with the show’s classic logo printed on them. Here’s how you can win one of your own.
Remembering Loved Ones
Corbin Bernsen, remembered as Father Todd on YR, shared a special tribute to one of the show’s biggest stars, his late mother Jeanne Cooper (ex-Katherine Chancellor) on what would have been her 92nd birthday. Here’s what he had to say.
Don Diamont (Bill, B&B) and his wife, actress Cindy Ambuehl, are mourning the loss of her father John Kolbo. The actor some special words about the man who meant so much to their family.
Eileen Davidson (Ashley, YR) is delving into the sitcom world. She’s set to co-star in Duke of the Valley, a series based on the memoirs of her late father-in-law, actor Dick Van Patten, along with her stepson Duke Van Patten and Caitlyn Jenner.
Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, YR and BB) is working on a new film project. She’ll play Claire in Always A Bride, a UPTV movie starring ER’s Kellie Martin.
DAYS’ Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami) and Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa), who’ve appeared in their share of Hallmark projects, are taking part in a new contest presented by the network. It benefits the USO and Toys for Tots.
Tracey Bregman (Lauren, YR) is giving back — to animals. She and her good friend, Dawn Ann Billings, turned their shared vision into a foundation called World Pawz.
While Claire’s lost her best friend in Ciara on Days, Isabel Durant is grateful for all the loved ones in her life. She took to Instagram to show some of the notes and letters she’s received from friends and family through the years.