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Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap: Producer Out, Legends Bond & Babies

Find out what your favorite stars were up to this week.

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Days of our Lives pulls a switcheroo behind the scenes…Lauralee Bell films a tribute to The Young and the Restless…And a General Hospital special guest star is returning…Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera weekly news wrap.

Days of our Lives: Big Change

On the heels of Days of our Lives backstage drama, Albert Alarr is out as co-executive producer/director. Taking over his post will be the soap’s longtime producer, Janet Drucker.   

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Two soap icons got together on the latest episode of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny, GH) video podcast, State of Mind. Benard chatted with Peter Reckell (ex-Bo, DAYS) about everything from anxiety to fame.

Babies on the Way

Carson Boatman, who plays Johnny DiMera on DAYS, is about to join the ranks of fatherhood. The actor and his wife, Julana Dizon, are expecting their first child.

Getting Personal

Daytime alumna Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days; ex-Shirley, B&B) revealed some deeply personal news about her husband, Rolf, on the podcast Undressed With Pol’ and Patrik. You can listen to what she had to say here at Soap Hub’s weekly news. 

The Young and the Restless: A Tribute 

Lauralee Bell (Christine), who recently celebrated 40 years on The Young and the Restless, created and filmed a spectacular tribute to the soap. Check out the details and where you can watch it.


Meanwhile, over at Y&R, Camryn Grimes (Mariah) announced that she was going to be a first-time mom. She also posted some fun photos of her growing pregnancy belly. 

A Legend Passes

Daytime veteran Sharon Farrell (ex-Flo Webster, Y&R) passed away at the age of 82. Take a look back at her illustrious career here at Soap Hub weekly news. 

General Hospital: Jackson Returning

Walt Willey is heading back to General Hospital for another story arc as Jackson Montgomery, the role he originated on All My Children. Here’s what Soap Hub weekly news knows so far

Puppy Love

GH’s Cameron Mathison (Drew) shared a health update about his beloved pooch, Red, on Instagram. His daytime castmates were quick to offer words of support to the actor. 

Handling Negativity

GH’s Donnell Turner (Curtis) and Tabyana Ali (Trina) spoke out about how they handle negative comments on social media during a  Zoom event hosted by Coastal Entertainment. You’ll want to read what they had to say. 

The Bold and the Beautiful: Grand (Daddy) News

Don Diamont (Bill, The Bold and the Beautiful) is about to become a first-time grandfather. His son, Alexander, and his wife are expecting a baby.

In Other Soap Hub Weekly News: Wellness Wednesday

Sonia Satra, remembered as Lucy Cooper Spaulding on Guiding Light, has written the self-help book, What If It Were Easy. She spoke to Soap Hub about the project that’s near and dear to her heart.

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