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Soap Opera News Wrap: Life-Changing Decision and More

Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap: Icon Sighting, New Additions & The Dark Side

A GH actor speaks out about his ghostly return; a YR star survives the California wildfires; and could another dead DAYS character be returning? Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links, in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.

Soap Opera News: Salem or Bust

Some photos of Brandon Barash (ex-Stefan) at the Days of our Lives studio surfaced on social media and had fans in a stir. Could the actor be returning to the soap?

Meanwhile, another Salem star is returning to the fold, and she’s sure to make things a lot more fun. Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins will be resurrecting her role as Sheila.

Making Moves

Brad Maule made a surprise appearance on General Hospital as the late Dr. Tony Jones when he surfaced as a ghost to offer his support to his adopted son Lucas. Maule spoke out about his surprise return.

Daytime vet Rick Hearst, remembered as Ric Lansing on General Hospital, is headed to primetime. The actor is slated to appear this season of the OWN series, Ambitions.

Wildfires Update

After being forced to evacuate his home during the raging California wildfires, last week, Eric Braeden (Victor, YR) gave fans an update on the situation. Fortunately, it was good news.

Actors with a Cause

Don Diamont (Bill, The Bold and the Beautiful) recently spoke at the annual International Society for Stem Cell Research Conference in Los Angeles. The move was inspired to support a dear friend, who is battling ALS.

Meanwhile, Victoria Konefal (Ciara, DAYS) participated in the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” that benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. Find out why the cause is “very special” the young actress.

Sad YR Losses

Beth Maitland (Traci, The Young and the Restless) took to social media to announce heartbreaking news: the death of her ex-husband Christopher Banninger.

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Meanwhile, co-star Mishael Morgan (Amanda) announced the passing of someone who was very near and dear to her heart. The actress lost her beloved father.

A cast member from YR past has died, William Wintersole. The actor played Katherine Chancellor’s loyal attorney, Mitchell Sherman, for over 20 years

Chance Encounter

There’s a new Chance in Genoa City. Donny Boaz has taken over the role of Phillip “Chance” Chancellor IV on Y&R.

Farewell My Friend

GH’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) also said goodbye to someone he was very close to, Michael Sherwood, a talented composer, musician, and singer. The pair had been friends for 25 years.

The Voice?

GH’s Will Lipton, who sang on the soap at Elizabeth and Franco’s wedding reception, showed off his singing talents again in a posted video. Check out his performance with a friend here.


Heather Tom (Katie, BB) can’t stop working. The actress’ latest project is a role in film Animal Among Us. Thriller hails from Uncork’d Entertainment and director Jonathan Woodruff.

Co-star Kiara Barnes, who plays Zoe, may be out of a gig on B&B — her character was fired from Forrester Creations, but she’s moonlighting in a new project behind the scenes. Barnes is the latest member of her cast, who’ll be guesting on The Price Is Right.

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