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Catching up with the former daytime actors.

In our latest column has some updates surrounding the careers of former soap stars of daytime canceled soaps “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “Loving,” “One Life to Live,” “Ryan’s Hope” and “Santa Barbara.”

A sequel, with one former soap actor looking to Rocky Balboa for guidance, a royal title, a Hallmark movie, a Golden Globe win, fan Q&As and more…

Ryan Bittle in Love by the Book.
Daytime fans were first introduced to Ryan Bittle in 2010 when he appeared as Logan on “All My Children” then reappeared during the soap’s reboot in 2013 as JR Chandler. On Saturday January 24 the actor will star in the Hallmark Channel movie “Love by the Book.” The story follows a bookstore owner named Emma (Leah Renee, “Satisfaction”) who believes in fairytales, prince charming and happily ever afters. While dating Landon (Bittle), Emma is torn between him and a man named Eric (Kristopher Turner, “Saving Hope”) and has to pick between a storybook romance and a real shot at love. Tune in at 9:00 PM. Stefanie Powers (“Hart to Hart”) and John Schneider (“Dukes of Hazzard”) also star.

Michael B. Jordan co-stars with Sylvester Stallone in latest franchise boxing film.
Fans will not only see “All My Children” alum (ex-Reggie Montgomery, 2003 to 2006) Michael B. Jordan in 2015’s Fantastic Four but the actor has been cast to play opposite Sylvester Stallone in the latest “Rocky” sequel “Creed” as Adonis Creed, grandson of Apollo Creed. The feature will begin filming scenes in Philadelphia this month and follows Adonis, who hires Rocky Balboa as his boxing couch despite the fact that his famous family has forbidden him from making a name for himself inside the boxing ring. Stay tuned for the 2016 release date.