A young heroine returns to General Hospital…A daytime veteran loses her beloved daughter… And a trio of actors celebrate fatherhood…. Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap News Wrapup
Eden McCoy has returned to GH as heroine Josslyn Jax. The move comes just in time to kick off February sweeps.
A Tragic Loss
Erika Slezak, remembered as Viki on One Life to Live, is mourning the loss of her only daughter, Amanda Davies. The young woman, who appeared as a young Viki in flashbacks, died at the age of 42.
Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B) warns fans about imposters claiming to be him on social media. Here’s what he had to say on the subject.
Meanwhile, Darin Brooks, who played Clifton’s B&B brother, spoke out about their special rapport during a livestream interview on Michael Fairman Channel. Check out what he had to say here.
Kristen Alderson, remembered as Starr Manning on One Life to Live and GH and her fiancé Taylor Crousore have welcomed their first child. Here’s everything we know about the couple’s bundle of joy.
Chris McKenna, last seen as Det. Harding on Y&R, took to social media to make a special announcement. He and his wife are expecting a baby. Check out what we know so far.
Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm, Y&R) shared some precious photos of his daughter, Frankie, on the occasion of her first party. You can view them all here.
Asking for Prayers
Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Rey, Y&R; ex-Dario, DAYS) and his wife, Kaitlin, asked for prayers for their baby daughter, Lucy Noelle, who was in the NICU with RSV. Later, the couple gave a positive health update on their little one.
Former B&B star Kim Matula (ex-Hope) has landed a plum role as one of The Not Ready for Primetime Players in the upcoming feature, SNL 1975. Find out which legendary comedienne she’ll be portraying.
Meanwhile, Sasha Calle (ex-Lola), who left Y&R to take play Supergirl in Flash, won’t be tackling the character in the next DC Universe film. In a surprise move, the role has been recast.
Brenda on Her Mind
Apparently Vanessa Marcil hasn’t totally let go of her former GH character, Brenda Barrett. She recently shared some memorable behind-the-scenes moments from her years on the soap.
What was the best part of Eric’s near death storyline on B&B? Actor John McCook revealed his thoughts in a recent interview with Soap Hub.
Paxton Mishkind has been playing Johnny Abbott on Y&R since September 2022. He recently explained why he feels that he hit the jackpot when it came to his TV parents.
Which of your favorite daytime stars are celebrating birthdays in February? Check out our list of them here.