The Young and the Restless

Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap: Castings Shocks, In Remembrance, New Projects

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

A leading man is returning to The Young and the Restless, Kristian Alfonso shares a clip of her first post-DAYS project, and the story behind General Hospital’s latest Jordan switcheroo… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.

Soap Opera News: Coming Home

Don Diamont is heading back to The Young and the Restless, after over a decade. But he won’t be playing Brad Carlton.

Kristian’s New Gig

What’s Kristian Alfonso (ex-Hope) been up to since exiting DAYS? The actress posted a trailer from her upcoming Hallmark Movies & Mysteries project, Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Death, which also stars Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami).

Let’s Chat

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Tanner Novlan (Finn) sat down with Soap Hub to discuss Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) upcoming paternity test and what it means for their characters’ future. Plus, Darin Brooks (Wyatt) shared some insight about a recent scene with his TV brother Scott Clifton (Liam) that was filled with brotherly banter.

Over at YR, Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) took some time out of her busy schedule for a quick chat. Find out some of her favorite things, including her guilty pleasure TV show.

Reboot Update

Former All My Children star Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) made an appearance on The Talk, where he discussed the upcoming All My Children primetime revival, Pine Valley. Here’s what he had to say.

The New Chelsea

Melissa Claire Egan’s YR workday has changed since Chelsea suffered a stroke. The actress explained the voiceover work she’s been doing to keep fans connected to her character.

The Jordan Report

Fox has picked up both six-episode seasons of Diggstown, the Canadian legal drama starring GH’s original Jordan, Vinessa Antoine. Meanwhile, the soap’s current Jordan, Briana Nicole Henry, explained why she’s been temporarily replaced by Tiffany Daniels. Plus, here’s everything you need to know about Daniels.

Advice From La Lucci

Soap superstar Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, All My Children) has become National Ambassador for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement. This is what she wants women everywhere to know.

In Other Projects…

Meanwhile, fellow DAYS alum A Martinez (ex-Eduardo) has nabbed a role in the Michael Bay-directed action thriller called Ambulance, while Denise Richards (Shauna, B&B) is hard at work on a new independent film, Love Accidentally.

Former Guiding Light star Michael O’Leary has been cast in a new pilot. He’s set to appear on Law & Order: Organized Crime.

A Time to Remember

DAYS’ Tamara Braun (Ava) and Paul Telfer (Xander) shared some powerful words to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, while Bryan Dattilo (Lucas) paid tribute to his father-in-law, Dr. Colonel Andy Cameron, who passed away, last month.

Fond Farewells

Cicely Tyson, whose early career included a role on Guiding Light, has died. The Hollywood Legend was 96.

Don Diamont (Bill, BB) had some words to say about the passing of baseball legend Hank Aaron. He even shared a past photo with the star, as well as two other sports icons.

Perry Botkin Jr., the composer of The Young and the Restless opening music, Nadia’s Theme, passed away. He was 87.

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