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Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap: Weddings, Babies, And Thrilling Movies

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

A daytime crossover plot kicks off, three veteran leading ladies return, and a DAYS star marries his longtime love… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.

Soap Opera News: Crossing Over

The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless are gearing up for major crossover storyline. Find out which actors will be in the mix.

They’re Back

Laura’s family continues to grow on General Hospital. Her long-missing mother, Lesley, is back on the scene, and vet Denise Alexander is back in the popular role.

Meanwhile, another popular mom is returning to Days of our Lives. Jaime Lyn Bauer is set to make several appearances as Laura Horton.

Falcon Crest and Passions alumna Dana Sparks has joined The Young and the Restless cast in a new role. Check out the details on Dr. Lena Cavett.

Romance Report

Former Days of Our Lives star Freddie Smith (ex-Sonny) and his longtime love, Alyssa Tabit, tied the knot on New Year’s Eve. It was a beautiful ceremony in spite of the COVID restrictions.

This Is Us star Justin Hartley (ex-Adam, Y&R) and Sofia Pernas (ex-Marisa, Y&R) confirmed their relationship — well, sort of — with a pair of Instagram posts on New Year’s Eve. Check out what they had to say.

Oh, Baby!

Steffy may be stressing out about her surprise pregnancy on BB, but actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is reveling in hers. In fact, she’s been posting some fun shots showing off her baby bump.

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Men of Song

Peter Reckell (ex-Bo, DAYS) took to Twitter to thank fans for supporting Joy, the Christmas album he collaborated on with his wife Kelly Moneymaker. Meanwhile, Casey Moss (ex-JJ) gave a shout out to everyone who listened to his band Inner Echo’s debut single, The Demon Inside.

Eva Updates

Eve LaRue (ex-Celeste, YR; ex-Maria, All My Children) shared some distressing news with her social media followers. She and her daughter, Kaya, both tested positive for COVID-19.

In other news, LaRue guested on Real Conversations with Jacob Young, the podcast hosted by the actor formerly known as Lucky on GH and Rick on BB. It’s a compelling interview and you can listen to it here.

Ratings Report

The soaps’ latest ratings numbers are in. Find out how your favorite daytime drama fared.

Playing Games

Count Lauralee Bell (Christine, YR) among the viewers thrilled to see Celebrity Wheel of Fortune is coming back. She even shared a pic of her guest spot on the show from years back.

Setting Goals

Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, YR) has set some goals to attain in 2021. See how many you share with her.

In Other Projects

DAYS’ Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and Coby Ryan McLaughlin (ex-Shilo, GH) co-star in Lifetime movie, The Nanny Murders. It premiered on Sunday, January 10.

Sean Kanan (ex-AJ, GH; ex-Deacon, BB) sat down with Soap Hub to preview upcoming episodes of his Amazon Prime series, Studio City. Season 2 will also feature another familiar daytime face, Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge, B&B).

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