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January 3, 2020
Soap opera star Jacob Young (ex-Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-J.R. Chandler, All My Children; ex-Lucky Spencer, General Hospital) opens up about his mental health issues and encourages those who are struggling to find help and support.
January 3, 2020
The Young and the Restless is writing actress Elizabeth Hendrickson's real-life pregnancy into story, with Chloe Mitchell now expecting a baby with Kevin (Greg Rikaart).
January 3, 2020
Finola Hughes (Anna Devane, General Hospital) is furthering her directing career by joining the Directors Guild of America and helming an episode of Good Trouble.
January 6, 2020
On what would have been All My Children's 50th anniversary, Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Cooney) celebrates the Agnes Nixon-created soap opera: "I will always be grateful for the experience .... and for the lifelong relationship with all the fans!"
January 7, 2020
One Life to Live alum Blair Underwood (ex-Bobby Blue) and All My Children alum Cornelius Smith Jr. (ex-Frankie Hubbard) have signed on to the Netflix series Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker.
January 8, 2020
Hunger Games, True Detective, and All My Children star Leven Rambin (ex-Lily Montgomery) is set to star in the untitled fifth Purge movie, coming this July.
January 16, 2020
General Hospital's Sonny (Maurice Benard) better watch out because his former nemesis Marcus Taggert is returning to Port Charles. Réal Andrews reprises the role on Friday, January 17.
January 23, 2020
The upcoming Netflix series Sweet Magnolias will feature All My Children star Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie Martin) and Britney Spears' little sister, Jamie Lynn Spears.
January 28, 2020
Beloved soap stars Walt Willey and Susan Lucci are reuniting on The Dr. Oz Show, where they'll discuss a possible reboot of All My Children!
January 29, 2020
Veteran soap opera actress Marj Dusay has passed away. The actress, known for playing Guiding Light's Alexandra Spaulding and All My Children's Vanessa Bennett, was 83.
January 31, 2020
The 11th Annual Indie Series Awards nominations include a whopping number of daytime stars, including Sean Kanan (ex-A.J. Quartermaine, General Hospital; ex-Deacon Sharpe, The Bold and the Beautiful/The Young and the Restless) for his Amazon series Studio City.
January 31, 2020
Check out the beautiful music video for Lovin' It, a new song by Jacob Young (ex-Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-J.R. Chandler, All My Children; ex-Lucky Spencer, General Hospital).
February 3, 2020
A new comedy film called Kombucha Cure will star Tamara Braun (ex-Kim Nero, General Hospital; ex-Ava Vitali, Days of our Lives; ex-Reese Williams, All My Children) opposite Jennifer Bassey (ex-Marian Colby, AMC; ex-Quinn Danvers, GH).
February 5, 2020
Last month, veteran soap opera actress Marj Dusay passed away. Now, in a previously unpublished interview, Dusay opens up about her career, rollerskates, and her favorite role of all time.
February 7, 2020
ABC has ordered development of the comedy series Work Wife, inspired by the platonic relationship between Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley Santos, All My Children) and her Live! co-host Ryan Seacrest.
February 7, 2020
A baby shower brought The Young and the Restless' Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell; ex-Maggie Stone, All My Children) and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson; ex-Annie Chandler, AMC) back together with Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe, AMC; ex-Hayden Barnes, General Hospital).
February 7, 2020
Actress Sydney Penny (ex-Julia Santos, All My Children; ex-Samantha Kelly, The Bold and the Beautiful) is fundraising for a short film called The Dishwasher, the creation of which will help Cape Fear Community College students learn about filmmaking.
February 11, 2020
Hallelujah! God Friended Me has given Cornelius Smith Jr. (ex-Frankie Hubbard, All My Children) a pivotal arc for the final five episodes of its second season.
February 12, 2020
An adaptation of the novel You're Bacon Me Crazy! is in the works at Hallmark, with All My Children alum Natalie Hall (ex-Colby Chandler) in the lead role.
February 12, 2019
The Daytime Emmys have found a new broadcast home. While the ceremony won't be on one of the major networks, it will be much easier for fans to watch. This is just one of many changes this year, including the end to the pre-nominations announcement.
February 13, 2020
A feel-good romantic flick called The Lost Husband stars Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo du Pres, All My Children) opposite Leslie Bibb.
February 26, 2020
Could 2020 be the year that All My Children and One Life to Live come back from the dead? ABC exec Karey Burke opens up about the network's current discussions on the soaps' futures.
February 28, 2020
Former All My Children star Sarah Michelle Gellar, who rose to fame playing Susan Lucci's fictional daughter Kendall Hart, celebrates her 27th anniversary of landing in Pine Valley.
March 6, 2020
The daytime world has lost another family member. Roscoe Born, known for memorable roles on numerous soaps, has passed away. The actor and songwriter was 69.
March 10, 2020
Everyone has gone gaga for feel-good Christmas films, so why not start with the holiday spirit in July? That's the thinking behind Christmas Con 2020, a fan event celebrating holiday films and the soap stars who are in them!
March 11, 2020
Soap fans looking for a whopper of a good time should check out these vintage Burger King commercials featuring daytime alums Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall Hart, All My Children) and Meg Ryan (ex-Betsy Stewart, As the World Turns).
March 13, 2020
It turns out Work Wife won't just be about Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley Santos, All My Children). The upcoming ABC comedy series will star the actress as a "larger than life" character, as well!
March 19, 2019
The Daytime Emmys ceremony is the latest event to be canceled because of concerns over the Coronavirus outbreak. The ceremony, which was to have taken place over three nights in June, is now on hold indefinitely.
March 20, 2019
A growing list of celebrities are donating money to charities that are helping lessen the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, including All My Children alums Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley Santos) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos).
March 25, 2020
The Writers Guild of America says it will not seek a strike vote while the nation deals with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Many believed the WGA would strike later this year, leaving daytime dramas and other shows in a lurch.
March 25, 2020
The upcoming Scooby-Doo adaptation, SCOOB!, will be a treat for soap opera fans, as it stars two daytime alums and was co-written by actor-turned-screenwriter Eyal Podell (ex-Adrian Korbel, The Young and the Restless).
March 26, 2020
All My Children alum Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley Santos) reveals which soap opera scene made the cast of the ABC drama laugh SO hard, they all almost got fired.
March 29, 2020
Daytime actor John Callahan, best known as All My Children character Edmund Grey, passed away early Saturday morning. He was 66.
March 28, 2020
Congratulations are in order for Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell, The Young and the Restless; ex-Margaux Dawson, General Hospital; ex-Frankie/Maggie Stone, All My Children), who has given birth to her first child, a daughter named Josephine James.
April 3, 2020
Debbi Morgan (ex-Angie Hubbard, All My Children) is stepping back into the shoes of her Power character for the series' upcoming sequel, Power Book II: Ghost.
April 4, 2020
All My Children alums Walt Willey (ex-Jackson Montgomery), Julia Barr (ex-Brooke English), and Bobbie Eakes (ex-Krystal Carey) will be taking part in a special radio tribute honoring John Callahan (ex-Edmund Grey), who passed away in late March.
April 6, 2020
Singer Jesse McCartney (ex-J.R. Chandler, All My Children) and his fiancée Katie Peterson are surviving the coronavirus lockdown by filming silly Instagram videos which they've titled The Quarantined Couple.
April 9, 2020
Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital; ex-Nico Kelly, All My Children) is extremely candid about living with mental illness in his new memoir, Nothing General About It, which details some of his terrifying low points while dealing with bipolar disorder.
April 10, 2020
Jordi Vilasuso (Rey Rosales, The Young and the Restless) and his wife Kaitlin reveal that their family has been battling coronavirus, which they say is a terrifying experience because COVID-19 is "a very nasty, scary, mean virus."
April 13, 2020
Soap opera fans will have to wait until next month to find out which of their favorite actors will be officially competing in this year's Daytime Emmy Awards, says NATAS CEO and President Adam Sharp.
April 14, 2020
General Hospital actress Finola Hughes marked her 35th anniversary of playing Anna Devane with a heartfelt post to fans, thanking them for loving her Port Charles super spy for over three decades.
April 14, 2020
Vincent Irizarry would love to bring his All My Children character Dr. David Hayward to General Hospital, especially as the Pine Valley doc has a history with Port Charles' Anna (Finola Hughes).
April 14, 2020
Emily Alyn Lind (ex-Emma Lavery, All My Children) has been cast as an Upper East Side elite in the HBO Max series Gossip Girl, a reboot of the CW series that starred Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Penn Badgley (ex-Philip Chancellor, The Young and the Restless).
April 22, 2019
Selling Sunset, the real estate reality show that stars Chrishell Stause (Jordan Ridgeway, Days of our Lives; ex-Amanda Dillon, All My Children), is getting a second season on Netflix.
April 22, 2020
With several safety measures in place, the Australian soap opera Neighbours is about to resume production. Could its coronavirus production plan be a road map for getting US soaps back up and running?
April 27, 2020
Looking for a fun distraction while you're safe at home during the coronavirus pandemic? Check out Days of our Lives star Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa Donovan) and All My Children alum Jonathan Bennett (ex-J.R. Chandler) in Love on Repeat, now streaming on Amazon Prime.
April 27, 2020
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse features two stars very familiar to daytime fans: Michael B. Jordan (ex-Reggie Montgomery, All My Children) and Cam Gigandet (ex-Daniel Romalotti, The Young and the Restless).
April 29, 2020
For the first time ever, all eleven seasons of The Carol Burnett Show will be available for streaming. Find out how you can watch the All My Children alum (ex-Verla Grubbs) in her famous comedy series.
May 1, 2020
Will soaps fans soon be seeing Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall Hart, All My Children) on another daytime drama? The actress opens up about her future plans and recalls meeting Kendall's original portrayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar.
May 5, 2020
Disconnected, an experimental series shot globally during the coronavirus pandemic, features All My Children actress Christina Bennett Lind (ex-Bianca Montgomery).
May 12, 2020
The Young and the Restless' Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell) talks about giving birth during the coronavirus pandemic and how she's handling her new role as mom.
May 12, 2020
With a leading role on HBO's Gossip Girl reboot and a new album on the way, now is the perfect time to get to know Emily Alyn Lind -- the super talented actress who got her start as All My Children's Emma Lavery.
May 15, 2020
ABC's upcoming primetime soap opera special, The Story of Soaps, has been moved into a later time slot to accommodate a special on the Michael Jordan ESPN docuseries After the Dance.
May 16, 2020
Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon Ho is bringing his dystopian thriller Snowpiercer to TNT and Netflix, and it stars All My Children alum Lena Hall (ex-Treena).
May 21, 2020
The Turtle sped his way to second place on The Masked Singer and was revealed last night to be All My Children alum Jesse McCartney (ex-J.R. Chandler). The actor/singer also dropped his latest single, "Friends.
May 21, 2020
Soap alum Amelia Marshall opens up about her roles as Guiding Light's Gilly Grant, All My Children's Belinda Keefer, and Passions' Liz Sanbourne, sharing that she had to suspend reality as soon as she walked in the door.
May 22, 2020
Soap legend Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray, General Hospital; ex-Tad Martin, All My Children) opens up about his Emmy nomination, reuniting with his AMC cast mates in EW's Pine Valley special, and what he's been up to in quarantine (hint: there's some Korean language involved!).
May 21, 2020
James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine, General Hospital; ex-Will Cortlandt, All My Children) opens up about his Emmy nomination and claims that everything he knows about acting he learned from fellow nominee Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray, GH; ex-Tad Martin, AMC) -- but that won't stop him from some evil Zoom hijinks during the ceremony!
May 26, 2020
The Masked Singer contestant Jesse McCartney (ex-J.R. Chandler, All My Children) opens up about working alongside late actor David Canary, who played iconic Pine Valley twins Adam and Stuart Chandler.
May 26, 2020
Beloved actress Eva LaRue (Celeste Rosales, The Young and the Restless; ex-Maria Santos, All My Children) opens up about her Daytime Emmy nomination, her emotional AMC reunion, and how fans helped her cope with the death of her ex-husband, John Callahan (ex-Edmund Grey, AMC).
May 28, 2020
Cady McClain reveals that the poisoned pancakes that killed beloved All My Children character Dixie Cooney were "a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place."
June 1, 2020
Find out why working with All My Children actor Michael E. Knight (ex-Tad Martin) was "trial by fire" for Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie Martin), why the show almost cast him as J.R., and what his Netflix series, Sweet Magnolias, has in common with soaps.
June 1, 2020
All My Children alum Vincent Irizarry (ex-David Hayward) explains the fairly recent business model that puts soaps like All My Children in the grave and reveals details about the unaired AMC ending that creator Agnes Nixon approved.
June 12, 2020
All My Children alum Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo du Pres) guest-starred on an episode of Live! with Kelly and Ryan, prompting co-host Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley Santos) to share some behind-the-scenes memories of her former AMC costar.
June 17, 2020
Actress Chrishell Stause (ex-Amanda Dillon, All My Children; ex-Jordan Ridgeway, Days of our Lives) opens up about being slapped by Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane), who she says is "funnier than people ever thought," and why she might hide under a rock during season three of Selling Sunset, which chronicles her painful divorce.
June 17, 2020
All My Children alum Tonya Pinkins (Livia Frye) is starring in a virtual production of Mrs. Warren's Profession, a play by George Bernard Shaw. The presentation aims to benefit the NAACP.
June 19, 2020
HBO Max is pairing up One Life to Live alum Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla Williamson) and All My Children alum Michael B. Jordan (ex-Reggie Montgomery) for its upcoming psychological thriller, The Ancestor.
June 30, 2020
Michael B. Jordan (ex-Reggie Montgomery, All My Children) took home the award for Best Actor at last night's BET Awards for his work in Just Mercy. The honor ties him with Denzel Washington for most wins in the category.
July 2, 2020
The National Arts Club is presenting an online reading of one-act plays by General Hospital and One Life to Live writer Scott C. Sickles. Several soap stars are taking part, including The Young and the Restless' Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson) and The Bold and the Beautiful's Karla Mosley (ex-Maya Avant).
July 20, 2020
Beloved actress Chrishell Stause (ex-Jordan Ridgeway, Days of our Lives; ex-Amanda Dillon, All My Children) is mourning the loss of her mother, who passed away from lung cancer just one year after her father died of the same disease.
July 22, 2020
The Young and the Restless' Amelia Heinle reveals the very relatable reason she nearly didn't audition for the role of Victoria Newman.
July 22, 2020
Soap alum Jeff Branson (ex-Ronan Malloy, The Young and the Restless; ex-Shayne Lewis, Guiding Light; ex-Jonathan Lavery, All My Children) stars in a new Kia commercial that's more like a film than an auto advertisement.
July 31, 2020
General Hospital has called on soap alum Lindsay Korman-Hartley (ex-Cara Castillo, All My Children; ex-Arianna Hernandez, Days of our Lives; ex-Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald, Passions) to temporarily step in for Kelly Monaco in the role of Sam McCall.
August 4, 2020
Broadway star Patti Karr, who appeared on All My Children, Ryan's Hope, and Guiding Light, has passed away. She was 88.
September 1, 2020
In a true stroke of genius move, All My Children alum Walt Willey (ex-Jackson Montgomery) is selling hand-painted watercolor portraits -- and he's offering to paint custom images for fans.
September 2, 2020
Soap opera favorite Chrishell Stause (ex-Jordan Ridgeway, Days of our Lives; ex-Amanda Dillon, All My Children) is both "excited and terrified" to be taking part in this year's Dancing with the Stars. She joins Another World alum Anne Heche (ex-Vicky Hudson), Passions alum Jesse Metcalfe (ex-Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald), and many more.
September 3, 2020
Tamara Braun is heading back to the role that won her her very first Daytime Emmy: Days of our Lives' supposedly dead Ava Vitali.
September 3, 2020
Everything between General Hospital's Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Nina (Cynthia Watros) has been blown to pieces, but that doesn't mean it's totally over for the complicated lovebirds.
September 1, 2020
Michael B. Jordan remembers Chadwick Boseman, his Black Panther costar with whom he says he is "forever linked," beginning with both having played All My Children character Reginald Porter.
September 5, 2018
All My Children alum Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery) will be back on television this month when his Hallmark talk show, Home & Family, returns.
September 9, 2020
All My Children alum Kim Delaney is headed to Port Charles. The Emmy-winning actress has joined the cast of General Hospital. Who she will play is still very much a secret.
September 8, 2020
Soap opera alum Eva LaRue (ex-Celeste Rosales, The Young and the Restless; ex-Maria Santos, All My Children) opens up about finding love in her new TV series and if romance is something she's thinking of in her real-life.
September 12, 2019
Real-life All My Children couple Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley Santos) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos) have signed a deal to produce two films for Lifetime's Ripped from the Headlines slate.
September 15, 2020
Days of our Lives fans will soon be getting a super exciting, albeit brief, treat: All My Children alum Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Cooney) is set to step in for Melissa Reeves in the role of Jennifer Horton.
September 17, 2020
New mom Elizabeth Hendrickson has wrapped her maternity leave and is back on set at The Young and the Restless. So, what's next for her character, Chloe Mitchell?
September 29, 2020
Actress Susan Lucci (Erica Kane, All My Children) is using her position as a volunteer for the American Heart Association to help put a stop to surprise billing that blindsides Americans following medical visits, tests, and procedures.
October 5, 2020
New General Hospital cast member Kim Delaney opens up about how it feels to be in Port Charles and previews the "interesting places" her storyline will take viewers.
October 13, 2020
Former daytime stars Shannon Kane (ex-Natalia Fowler, All My Children) and Lamman Rucker (ex-Garret Williams, AMC; ex-T. Marshall Travers, As the World Turns) join Empire alum Malik Yoba in Terror Lake Drive, a suspenseful soapy drama headed to Urban Movie Channel.
October 16, 2020
Days of our Lives fans hoped that the recent return of Alison Sweeney's Sami Brady would bring James Scott back to the role of E.J. DiMera, but unfortunately, the actor says he has forever quit Hollywood and has no plans to return to Salem.
October 24, 2020
Daytime alum Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Cooney, All My Children; ex-Rosanna Cabot, As the World Turns) opens up about briefly replacing Days of our Lives' Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton): "I feel blessed that I've been given this opportunity to come and entertain people during a time where everyone is just so stressed out."
October 27, 2020
All My Children alum Jennifer Bassey (ex-Marian Colby) opens up about her days in Pine Valley, including working with the legendary David Canary (ex-Adam Chandler).
November 3, 2020
Soap alum Chrishell Stause (ex-Jordan Ridgeway, Days of our Lives; ex-Amanda Dillon, All My Children) will not be going home with a Mirror Ball trophy, as she has been voted off Dancing with the Stars.
November 6, 2020
An All My Children reunion happened on Live! With Kelly and Ryan to celebrate host Kelly Ripa's 30 years at ABC, which started when she took on the role of AMC's Hayley Vaughan back in 1990.
November 19, 2020
Tamara Braun is back in the role of Days of our Lives' Ava Vitali, who's -- surprise! -- alive and well. But what can fans expect from the scheming mob heiress?
November 18, 2020
People just saved 2020 by crowning Michael B. Jordan (ex-Reggie Montgomery, All My Children) this year's Sexiest Man Alive -- an honor the Black Panther actor jokes is "a good club to be a part of."
November 19, 2020
Jacob Young (ex-Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-J.R. Chandler, All My Children) shares that he is currently filming a role for the High School Musical series.
November 23, 2020
Beloved All My Children stars James Kiberd (Trevor Dillon), Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt), William Christian (Derek Frye), and Matt Borlenghi (Brian Bodine) are reuniting virtually this December.
November 26, 2020
Producers of the Prospect Park/Hulu revival of All My Children reportedly planned to make Babe and J.R.'s son, A.J. Chandler, gay.
November 26, 2020
Soap star Jacob Young (ex-Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-J.R. Chandler, All My Children; ex-Lucky Spencer, General Hospital) is planning a mental health podcast called Real Conversations. The inspiring project is in partnership with Boys Town, which provides an array of life-changing youth care and health care services.
November 30, 2020
Wedding bells are on the horizon for Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett (ex-J.R. Chandler, All My Children), who is engaged to boyfriend Jaymes Vaughan -- and the romantic proposal was captured on video!
December 7, 2020
It's a Rosales family affair! The Young and the Restless has called Eva LaRue and Jason Canela to reprise their roles of Rey's (Jordi Vilasuso) mom and brother, Celeste and Arturo.
December 9, 2020
Peg Murray, a Tony Award-winning actress who spent thirteen years playing the recurring All My Children character Olga Swenson, has died. She was 96 years old.
December 11, 2020
Days of our Lives has nabbed multiple soap veteran Linda Dano (ex-Rae Cummings, General Hospital/One Life to Live/All My Children; ex-Felicia Gallant, Another World; ex-Cynthia Haines, As the World Turns; ex-Lena Kendall, Guiding Light) to play the role of Vivian Alamain.
December 16, 2020
Is General Hospital bringing Ian Buchanan back in the role of Duke Lavery? Well, sort of. The actor says he'll be back this week for a little "ghosting."
December 17, 2020
From spreading reindeer dust to playing guitar for dancing children, here's how some of your favorite soap opera stars love to celebrate the holidays.
December 30, 2020
We never thought we'd be writing this, but there's a video of soap opera legend Susan Lucci (Erica Kane, All My Children) riding a mechanical bull. "I look like such a wimp!" she jokes.
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