A daytime honcho exits, a DAYS favorite joins Instagram, and three CBS actresses have new projects. Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world -with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Daytime Exec Departs
After nearly a decade as Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime, Angelica McDaniel has left the top position, which will not be refilled. The former executive spoke out about her exit.
On the Social Scene
Drake Hogestyn (John, Days of Our Lives) has joined the Instagram set. The actor got a special lesson on the social media site from a special member of his family.
September Shout Outs
Several soap stars didn’t let September 11th pass without speaking out about the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack that claimed so many lives and forever changed the course of America.
September is also National Suicide Prevention Month and longtime mental health advocate Maurice Benard (Sonny, General Hospital) had a few things to say on the subject. Listen up. It’s important.
Look Who’s Moonlighting
The Young and the Restless’ Camryn Grimes (Mariah) is tackling an exciting new role on a CBS primetime drama, and Soap Hub has the details.
Meanwhile, her co-star, Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R) has a film of her own brewing at Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel. It’s called Holiday for Heroes. Last, but not least, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Ally Mills (Pam) is taking a break from her Forrester Creations gig to moonlight on a new project of her own.
Gone, But Never Forgotten
Bryan Craig was beloved as GH’s Morgan Corinthos before moving onto primetime and Grand Hotel. Here’s a quick catch up with the star.
Host of Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family and All My Children alum Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan) gave fans a post-op health update following his surgery for kidney cancer.
Meanwhile, former One Life to Live star Eddie Alderson (ex- Matthew, One Life to Live), who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2017 and has been battling the disease for the last two years, shares happy news with his followers. Alderson also sent a message to Mathison offering his support over his cancer battle.
Getting Wiggy with It
Being back on the soap scene as DAYS’ Vivian Alamain has been a hairy experience for Robin Strasser — literally. The actress addressed Viv’s many wigs and how much she loves playing hair dress up.
The Birthday Bunch
Which soap stars blew out birthday candles over the last week? There were four of them? Laura Wright (Carly, GH), Days’ Chandler Massey (Will) and Will Utay (Dr. Rolf) and Jacob Young (ex-Rick, BB)