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Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap: Lead Out, Major Recast & Writers Strike

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General Hospital recasts a key role… A Days of our Lives star checks out of Salem… and an actress withdraws from the Daytime Emmy race… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera weekly news wrap.

General Hospital Surprise Switcheroo

A key General Hospital role has been recast with a very familiar daytime face. Lexi Ainsworth is out as Kristina Corinthos and a former Daytime Emmy winner is replacing her. 

Getting Starstruck

Primetime and daytime vet Charles Shaughnessy (Victor Cassadine, GH; ex-Shane Donovan, DAYS) admits he was totally starstruck the first time he worked with one of his soap co-stars. Can you guess who it was? 

Moving Words

Cassandra James (Terry Randolph, GH) recently accepted the Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign in Houston. Her moving acceptance speech is something you’ll want to hear.

Flashback Friday

Eden McCoy will never forget the day Josslyn Jacks went to battle with Nelle Benson – physically. The actress took a stroll down memory lane to discuss her 2018 onscreen brawl with former GH co-star Chloe Lanier.

Days of our Lives: Going, Going, Gone

Days of our Lives is losing a key leading lady, who’s been an integral part of the soap since 2010. Find out why Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez) has decided to call it quits. 

Homage to Bo

It’s been 40 years since Peter Reckell debuted as DAYS’ Bo Brady. The actor sat down with Soap Hub weekly news to reflect on the daytime experience that forever changed his life.

Emmy Error

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One minute Victoria Grace (Wendy Shin) was happily announcing her Daytime Emmy nomination. The next, she was withdrawing from the race. Check out why

New Guy in Town

There’s a new bad guy in Salem, Sloan Peterson’s brother Colin. Here are a few things to know about his portrayer, Jasper Newman.

Wellness Wednesday

Colton Little (Andrew Donovan, DAYS) knows a thing or 20 about wellness and keeping fit. The former personal trainer chatted with Soap Hub weekly news all about it.

The Bold and the Beautiful: About That Triangle

Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter Walton) finds himself smack in the middle of a love triangle on The Bold and the Beautiful with Heather Tom (Katie Logan) and Don Diamont (Bill Spencer). The actor weighed in to Soap Hub about his hope for his character’s future. 

The Young and the Restless: Family Struggles

Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, Y&R; ex-Kristen DiMera, DAYS) got candid about her family struggles growing up and how she found peace on the latest episode of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, GH) video podcast, State Of Mind. Find out what she had to say. 

Bryton’s Dream

Bryton James (Devon Hamilton, Y&R) took to Twitter to express one of his lifelong dreams. It has to do with Star Wars, and you can read all about it here

In Other Soap Hub Weekly News: A Daytime Loss

Lynda Myles, who wrote for several soaps including GH, Santa Barbara, and Loving, has passed away at the age of 83. Here’s a look back at her long career. 

On Strike

The Writers Guild of America is officially on strike. Find out how the move will affect the status of your favorite daytime soaps. 

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