B&B, Days, GH and Y&R Stars: Where are they now? Jensen Ackles wins People’s Choice Award, and Jenna Dewan Tatum gives Channing a lap dance
This week Soaps.com is reporting primetime and film roles, People’s Choice winners, a sexy lap dance, a guest-star hall of famer, an alum surprising one unsuspecting park-goer and more surrounding former actors of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless.”
Kayla Ewell on Lucifer.
Daytime fans will remember Kayla Ewell from her time playing Caitlin Ramírez on “The Bold and the Beautiful” from 2004 to 2005. She also played a series regular on CW’s The Vampire Diaries as Vicki Donovan (2009 to 2014) and will turn up next in FOX’s freshman series “Lucifer.” The show follows the Lord of Hell, Lucifer (Tom Ellis), who leaves his boring, unhappy life and kingdom behind and heads to Los Angeles to aid in the punishment of the city’s criminals. Look for Ewell to play Amanda, with Bailey Chase (“As the World Turns'” Chris Hughes, 2003 to 2005) as Grey Cooper, in the premiere on Monday January 25 at 9:00 PM.
Jack Wagner stars in Love on the Vines.
Soap fan favorite actor Jack Wagner (“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Nick Marone, 2003 to 2012; “General Hospital’s” Frisco Jones, on and off from 1983 to 2013) will be appearing in the upcoming Pixel Productions movie “Love on the Vines.” Though plot details for are being kept under wraps, filming took place last fall and Wagner announced that he’ll be playing a wealthy vineyard owner named Grant Gerritson. Soap alums David DeSantos (“Days of our Lives'” Carlo, 2014; “General Hospital’s” orderly/Travis Harmon, 2004 to 2014) and Danielle Langlois (“B&B’s” Ria, 2013) also star as Tom Kirkbride and Adriana Gerritson. Stay tuned for future details as they’re released.
Playing 'Grant Gerritson' wealthy vineyard owner in movie "Love on the Vines" for Pixel Productions…more 2cm tmrw! pic.twitter.com/TPup0NQZRg
— Jack Wagner (@JackWagnerhpk) September 3, 2015
The Bold and the Beautiful guest-star Mike Piazza elected into Baseball Hall of Fame.
Fun fact! Baseball great Mike Piazza, who is most recognized as a catcher for the New York Mets (1998 to 2005), was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday January 6. CBS Daytime sent out a tweet to commiserate his guest role on “The Bold and the Beautiful” back in 1994. Check out this great photo of Piazza with show writer and producer Bradley Bell, the late Darlene Conley (Sally Spectra, 1989 to 2006), the late Michael Fox (Saul Feinberg, 1989 to 1993) and Scott Thompson Baker (Connor Davis, 1993 to 2005).
— CBS Daytime (@CBSDaytime) January 9, 2016
Kyle Lowder asks a stranger to run lines with him in the park.
Kyle Lowder has ran his fair share of soap lines at the CBS and NBC studios during his time playing Brady Black on “Days of our Lives” (2000 to 2008) and Rick Forrester on “The Bold and the Beautiful” (2007 to 2011). However, we bet this lady never expected a former soap star to ask her to run lines with him when she set out to go to the park one day. Watch the Skitso Comedy video, “Cold Soap” by Skitsofrenic, where Lowder did just that and gave the woman acting tips throughout the script. Of his request for her to run lines with him he stated, “I know it’s weird, it’s L.A.”
Maree Cheatham cast on The Haves and the Have Nots.
Soap opera vet Maree Cheatham has had roles on “Search for Tomorrow” as Stephanie Wilkins Wyatt (1977 to 1984), “General Hospital” as Charlene Simpson (1987 to 1991), “Port Charles” as Charlene Simpson (1999), “Passions” as Mona (2002) and “Days of our Lives” as Marie Horton (on and off from 1965 to 2010). Though she was last seen on Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” in 2013, she’s returned as Candace’s (Tika Sumpter, “One Life to Live’s” Layla Williamson, 2006 to 2010) neighbor Pearl. Watch as the drama surrounding her character unfolds on Tuesdays at 9:00 PM on the OWN Network. In recent years, Cheatham appeared as Bettie Breeland on “Hart of Dixie” from 2013 to 2015.
— Maree Cheatham (@mareecheatham) January 10, 2016
Jason Brooks guest-stars on NCIS: Los Angeles.
“Days of our Lives” alum Jason Brooks (Peter Blake, 1993 to 1996) is heading to CBS to guest-star in the Monday January 25 10:00 PM episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles.” He’ll play Sy Riggs in the episode titled “Come Back” where Kensi and Deeks make a huge announcement, which leads to their next assignment – to protect Kensi’s ex-fiancé. Fans can also keep an eye out for Brooks in a few upcoming projects, including “The Saint” (Captain Miller), “Intrepid” (Jason) and “Limelight” (James Chance).
Jensen Ackles and John Stamos win People’s Choice Award.
The People’s Choice Awards aired live on Wednesday January 6 and a few soap alums took home awards. “Days of our Lives'” Jensen Ackles (Eric Brady, 1998 to 2000) won in the category of Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor for his role as Dean Winchester on the CW’s “Supernatural.” “General Hospital’s” John Stamos (Blackie Parrish, 1982 to 1984) took home the award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series for his role as Jimmy Martino on FOX’s “Grandfathered.” Nathan Fillion (“One Life to Live’s” Joey Buchanan, 1995 to 2007) also walked away with an honor for Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor for his role as Richard Castle on ABC’s “Castle.” Soaps.com congratulates the winners!
— Jensen Ackles (@JensenAckles) January 7, 2016
Wait! I won?! Thank you! I love you guys! I don’t think I got the right award, though. This one’s for softball. pic.twitter.com/S1TJF6PNr5
— Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) January 7, 2016
Wilson Bethel guests on Criminal Minds.
Wilson Bethel (“The Young and the Restless'” Ryder Callahan, 2009 to 2011) won fans’ hearts as Wade Kinsella on the CW canceled series “Hart of Dixie” (2011 to 2015) and most recently appeared as Scott Carpenter on “The Astronaut Wives Club” and Finn on “Blood & Oil.” On Wednesday January 27 the former daytime actor will guest-star as Randy Jacobs on “Criminal Minds.” In the episode titled “The Bond,” victims are found in truck stop restrooms along highways throughout the South, which sets the BAU on the hunt for a motive. Tune in to CBS at 9:00 PM. Also, read details on Wilson Bethel’s How To Get Away With Murder role.
Debbi Morgan and Gavin Houston co-star in Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart.
Debbi Morgan played Harmony Hamilton on “The Young and the Restless” from 2011 to 2012 and is best known for her “All My Children” role as Angie Hubbard (on and off from 1982 to 2013). Fans will get to see the actress in the upcoming authorized Lifetime movie “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart,” based on the memoir of singer Toni Braxton, which highlights everything from her health and family struggles to her divorce. Morgan will play Evelyn, Braxton’s mother with Gavin Houston (“Guiding Light’s” Remy Boudreau, 2002 to 2006; “General Hospital’s” Sly Thomas, 2010) as Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds. Braxton will appear in a guest-role, as well as executively produce. Tune in for the world premiere on Saturday January 23 at 8:00 PM.
Jenna Dewan Tatum gives Channing a lap dance on Lip Sync Battle.
Jenna Dewan Tatum plays Lucy Lane on CBS’ “Supergirl” and back in 2004 she appeared as Donna from Bobby Marsino’s club on “The Young and the Restless.” The actress/dancer and her husband Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike” films) appeared on Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” and things really heated up when Jenna reenacted a scene from “Magic Mike,” this time with her giving Channing a lap dance! The series is hosted by rapper LL Cool J and airs Thursdays at 10:00 PM.
If you’re wondering what the actors of canceled soaps have been up to, Soaps.com found details surrounding Jake Silbermann in Let Me Make You a Martyr, two soapy engagements and more!
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Photo Credit: Jensen Ackles (John P Iblis/JPI)
– Amy Mistretta