Watch your step. is sending one actress, as well as her husband, our well-wishes after a dancing accident and reporting on new roles, appearances and more in this week’s scoops surrounding former actors of canceled soaps “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “Dark Shadows,” “Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live” and “Ryan’s Hope.”

Melissa Leo cast as a First Lady in All the Way.
HBO’s upcoming film based off of Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award winning play has cast former “All My Children” actress and Oscar Award winner Melissa Leo (ex-Linda Warner, 1984 to 1988). “All the Way” is directed by Jay Roach and executively produced by Steven Spielberg and follows Lyndon B. Johnson’s (Bryan Cranston, “How I Met Your Mother”) presidential term after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and his reelection that followed. Leo will play Johnson’s wife First Lady Claudia Alta Taylor ‘Lady Bird’ Johnson. As of yet, there is no date for the film’s television premiere.

Kelly Ripa breaks foot, refuses to call 911.
Accident alert! Former “All My Children” actress Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley Vaughan Santos, 1990 to 2010) and co-host of “Live With Kelly & Michael” recently broke her foot while attending a dance class. Rippa explained to co-host Michael Strahan that she went to jump during class and landed on a weight. “Somebody had left a weight on the floor.” Her friend wanted to call 911 but Rippa refused, crawled out of class and was taken to the hospital where a doctor reported that she had four little bone breaks. The good news is, the breaks didn’t require surgery. sends Rippa our best for a speedy recovery.

Mark Consuelos hurt as well but will take on a fighting role in The Kingdom.
Kelly Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos (“All My Children’s” ex-Mateo Santos, 1995 to 2010) is also wearing a walking boot after tearing his calf muscle. Ripa posted a photo of the two on Instagram.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW??????????? WTF????? @instasuelos

A photo posted by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on

Consuelos will guest star in a few episodes during season two of DirecTV’s original series “The Kingdom.” Look for the actor to appear as an ex-fighter named Sean Chapas, who also happens to be a longtime friend of Alvey Kulina (Frank Grillo, “Guiding Light’s” ex-Hart Jessup, 1997 to 1999). Stay tuned for the new season sometime this fall. Consuelos and Ripa married in May of 1996 and have three children.

Lela Swift dead at 96.
We are saddened to report that daytime director and producer Lela Swift passed away from natural causes at the age of 96 on Tuesday August 4 in her Santa Monica, California home. Swift began her daytime career as a director on “Dark Shadows” (1966 to 1971) and went on to direct on “Ryan’s Hope” (1975 to 1989) and acted as a producer on “Dark Shadows” from 1970 to 1971. She also worked on other television shows, including “The ABC Afternoon Playbreak” and “Deadly Visitor,” to name a few. sends Swift’s family and friends our deepest condolences.