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Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap: Hellos And Goodbyes

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

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Another week, another comeback at Days of our Lives, and one is filled with backstage drama… A One Life to Live actress is returning to General Hospital… And a yesteryear star is rejoining The Young and the Restless for an extended run… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera weekly news wrap.

DAYS Drama…and Comebacks

Jen Lilley shared the story of her upcoming return to Days of our Lives as Theresa Donovan – and all the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding it – during a video interview with Here’s a recap of what she had to say.

Speaking of returns, Rachel Melvin is heading back to DAYS, too. Find out when she’ll begin airing as Chelsea Brady.

Major Losses

The daytime world has lost a true comedic treasure. Arleen Sorkin, who played Calliope Jones on Days of our Lives, passed away on August 26. 

General Hospital: Big Return

Kassie DePaiva is heading back to General Hospital as Blair Cramer, the character she originated on One Life to Live.

Changing the Trajectory

Donnell Turner (Curtis Ashford, GH) surprised fans at a Zoom event hosted by Coastal Entertainment with a story about how a meeting with the soap’s writers changed the trajectory of his character and the show’s portrayal of African-American families. Check it out.

Bringing Back Erica

Walt Willey, who brought his All My Children character, Jackson Montgomery to GH, addressed fans’ hopes that he’ll bring Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane) with him on his next visit. He quipped that he had a plan, and it involved a traveling trunk.

Chatting with Mo

Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, GH) sat down with Jacob Jensen, a professor of sports psychology, on the latest episode of his video podcast, State Of Mind. The pair talked about the pressure athletes and regular people put on themselves to achieve greatness.

The Bold and the Beautiful: Clifton Pays Tribute

Longtime The Price Is Right host Bob Barker has died at the age of 99. B&B’s Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer) paid tribute to the game show legend, who once appeared on the CBS soap. 

The Young and the Restless: A Rock Star Returns

Michael Damian is returning to The Young and the Restless for another stint as Danny Romalotti, and this time he’s back for an extended stay. 

In Other Soap Hub Weekly News: Remembering Nancy

Stephen Schnetzer, remembered as Cass Winthrop on Another World, chatted with Soap Hub weekly news about his memories working opposite the late Nancy Frangione, who portrayed Cecile DePoulignac. Check out what he had to say about the actress he calls “a powerhouse.”

Chip Dox, a former award-winning set designer for both GH and DAYS, has passed away, too. He was 80.

In Other Projects

Your favorite daytime stars are often busy moonlighting in other film and TV endeavors. Here’s a list of their latest projects as compiled by Soap Hub weekly news.

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