A Y&R star and exec addressed exit rumors and big returns, a soap made a big move in the ratings and more. Here’s what you missed the last 7 days with the Soap Hub Weekly News Brief.
Eileen Davidson (Ashley) set the record straight regarding a rumor suggesting she might have quit The Young and the Restless because of abuse allegations. Meanwhile, Y&R executive producer and head writer Mal Young was upfront discussing the possible return of two major characters.
Race for Ratings
The latest soap opera ratings had one show making a major comeback. Find out which one made big gains.
What A Bust!
Days of Our Lives fan favorite Stephen Nichols was written off after a renegotiations fail. Too bad Steve’s exit was a major bust for so many reasons.
Daytime vet Sarah Joy Brown, best remembered as the original Carly on General Hospital, announced some major career news.
Speaking of GH, the soap recently ran repeat episodes of Ryan Peavey’s demise as Nathan. However, it would have better served viewers by rerunning a different set of classic episodes.
A slew of daytime stars spoke out about Geoffrey Owens, the former star of The Cosby Show who’s now working at a New Jersey Trader Joe’s. And a few shared their own jobs in between acting gigs.
John McCook (Eric, The Bold and the Beautiful) became the latest soap star to have his Twitter account hacked, and you won’t believe what the imposter wanted.
Reason to Celebrate
After several years of heartbreak, Kristoff St. John (Neil, Y&R) has found happiness in his personal life.
Days’ Kristian Alfonso (Hope) had something special to celebrate, too.