Details on General Hospital tribute revealed; Days of our Lives leading lady returning soon; and a soap alum joining The Walking Dead… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap News — Special Episodes and Returns
General Hospital revealed details of the special episode that will honor the late John Reilly (ex-Sean Donely), this month. Here’s everything we know so far.
Victoria Konefal may have exited Days of our Lives as heroine Ciara Brady, but she’ll be back soon. Check out the details regarding her return to Salem… and Ben.
Soap Alum Joining Walking Dead
Jacob Young (ex-Rick, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-Lucky, GH) is joining the cast of hit AMC series The Walking Dead. The actor admitted he’s “pumped” to board the long-running franchise.
Ingo Rademacher (Jax) took to social media to expand on a PSA about bullying that featured several of his GH co-stars. He encouraged parents to talk to their kids about the issue.
Cait Fairbanks (Tessa, YR) honored Lesbian Visibility Day with a special post. She also thanked the LGBTQUIA community for their unwavering support.
Love Is in the Air
It was four years ago that GH’s Wes Ramsey (Peter) and Laura Wright (Carly), who met playing Sam and Cassie on Guiding Light, bumped into each other at a party and soon began dating. Ramsey uses the words “destiny” and “magic” to describe what was meant to be between them.
In Other Projects…
The Rich and the Ruthless has a new home: BET’s streaming service BET+. The series stars Victoria Rowell, remembered as Drucilla on YR.
Henry Joseph Samiri (Douglas, BB) is heading to primetime. We’ve got the details on his appearance on 9-1-1: Lone Star.
Rena Sofer (Quinn, BB) shared a cool story about some extra work she did on the series Bones, along with other members of her family. You can watch a video clip from the episode here.
Want the chance to win a special prize from BB alum Sean Kanan (ex-Deacon)? If you order his new book, Way of the COBRA, by May 3, you’ll get the chance.
There’s another budding star in the Gering family: Galen Gering’s (Rafe, DAYS) son, Jensen. The 12-year-old recorded a video of the song, New Kid, which you can watch and listen to here.
A Martinez (ex-Cruz, Santa Barbara; ex-Eduardo, DAYS, etc.) was thrilled that Nomadland took home the 2021 Oscar for Best Film. He posted a photo of Frances McDormand and Chloé Zhao on Instagram, expressing his gratitude to the talented women.
Proud grandmother Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, BB) announced that her grandson, Reign, just celebrated his first birthday. Plus she shared how much she loves spending time with all her grandkids.
Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, The Young and the Restless) shared an adorable video of her 1-year-old daughter, Josephine. Check out the tyke testing her walking skills.
A Sad Loss
Kristina Wagner (Felicia, GH) paid a heartfelt tribute to her father, Leonard Crump. He recently passed away at the age of 91.