‘Fake’ Days of Our Lives new had fans in a frenzy, a former soap star was arrested, and a YR star shared a tribute to her late father… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links, in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Days of Our Lives Uproar
Days of Our Lives is still standing. Ignore those news reports that say the show has been canceled. The soap’s head writer Ron Carlivati spoke out on the subject and so did series’ star Freddie Smith (Sonny).
One thing that is true, however, is that the show’s cast has been released from their contract. So what, exactly, does that mean?
Sad news to report about General Hospital and DAYS alum Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas and ex-Stefan, respectively). The actor was arrested for public intoxication. Some of Christopher’s former castmates offered their support for the troubled actor.
The Young and the Restless was unseated in the coveted Women 18 to 49 demographic. Find out which soaps beat them.
In other YR news, Mishael Morgan has been receiving condolences from fans since the untimely passing of her father. The actress shared a touching tribute to her dad, who she calls her “first love” and “superhero.”
Another GH Recast
Ned Quartermaine is finally going to be reunited with his long-lost daughter, Brook Lynn, on GH. One Life to Live and Gossip Girl vet, Amanda Setton, has taken over the role.
“Cin” Speaks Out
Does the Days of Our Lives time jump have you wondering what’s ahead for your favorite character? In this exclusive interview, Robert Scott Wilson (Ben) and Victoria Konefal (Ciara) explain how the flash-forward affects their characters.
Meanwhile, Soap Hub had a front-row seat at Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) and Stephen Nichols (Steve) recent fan event. Check out what the pair had to say about DAYS and their missing tv kids.
Soap Star-Studded Film
The new film A Mermaid For Christmas features a who’s who cast of soap stars. Kyle Lowder (ex-Rex and Brady, Days; ex-Rick, B&B), Kathleen Gati (Dr. Obrecht, GH), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS), and Jessica Morris (ex-Jen, One Life to Live) all appear in the holiday movie.
BB Soap Opera News Moves
Veteran soap scribe Patrick Mulcahey is exiting his post as a dialogue writer at The Bold and the Beautiful. It’s a stunning move that’s bound to affect the soap.
When Xander Avant returned to his native England, viewers assumed actor Adain Bradley had been pink-slipped from The Bold and the Beautiful. It turns out that’s not the case at all.
GH’s Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) and her actress sister, Helena Mattsson, are two enterprising young women. Check out the launch of their vegan handbag line, Ava Carrington.
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