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Get all the latest news for The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless from May 18 – 22 and so much more.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Following on the feels of the previous week’s good news that production could soon resume, Bold and Beautiful has been renewed until 2022. Sadly, last week the world also had to say goodbye to Fred Willard, who won a Daytime Emmy for his performance as Eric’s brother, John. Read more about it in The Bold and the Beautiful news room, where we also ask viewers which house on the soap you would want to be quarantined in and remind you of seven nasty things Stephanie did while claiming to protect her children.

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Days of our Lives

Billy Flynn Texits Days of Our Lives temporarily as Chad DiMera. Meanwhile, Martha Madison returns to Days as Belle Black and she won’t be the only member of her family to do so. You may enjoy seeing Chrishell Stause (ex-Jordan) in season two of Selling Sunset, but unfortunately, the actress has admitted that she’s going to dread watching her marriage to Justin Hartley (ex-Adam, Young and Restless) fall apart as the episodes unfold. Judi Evans (Adrienne/Bonnie) has suffered a serious injury during a horseback riding accident. Meanwhile, Geno Silva, who appeared on Days in 1991 as Domingo Salazar, has died. If you are a WilSon fan and want inside information on how the couple’s exit from the show is slowly playing out. Freddie Smith (Sonny) has been explaining how their scenes are being cut. With more glimpses into the future, we look at rumors connected to Kristen’s escape, whether it will lead to marriage, and who might get shot. In more speculation, we ponder what could unfurl if Claire comes back to town before she’s recovered her senses. We also make a case for why Justin and Kayla don’t work as a couple and why putting Hope into a relationship with Steve would be a mistake. Plus, cast your vote in our poll about whether you’d rather have Jake or Stefan stick around. Visit the Days of our Lives news room for the latest spoiler video featuring a proposal and a pregnancy test. And Christine is looking forward to Sarah getting revenge, but is shaking her head at the cops not caring she’s a kidnapper, isn’t thrilled there is yet another kidnapping, wishes there were more scenes for Gabi and Rolf, and explains why she doesn’t like the writing for Ciara and Ben in her Days of our Lives column.

General Hospital

We look at the history of the Nurses Ball, explain why it’s still important and what could make it better. Lynn Herring (Lucy) weighed in on her favorite moments from the annual event, including a dance from Kin Shriner (Scott) that never aired. Go in-depth to examine the Cassadine family tree and that the chaos that has sprouted from it. Then get a reminder of the turbulent life of Michael Corinthos. If that isn’t enough heartbreak, we also weigh in on whether there is finally a winner in the long feud between Liz and Sam over Jason. With all of the upheaval within the Corinthos circle, now seems like it would be a good time to bring Dante back into the fold. The man who played him, Dominic Zamprogna, seems to feel the same way and has been talking about making a return to Port Charles just as Sonny is facing some of the harshest challenges in his life. And Genie Francis (Laura) spoke about her character’s controversial rape storyline in ABC’s The Story of Soaps. In our General Hospital news room, we also discuss some of the classic stories we would like to see air now that new episodes have run out. And Dustin senses a Sam and Brando pairing in the works, thinks the friction being created for Liz and Franco is pointless, hopes that Maxie isn’t pregnant, and feels bad for Julian in the new General Hospital column.

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The Young and the Restless

We excavate a little Genoa City history as we look at what happened to Gloria Fisher and why she should be back with stories of her own. On a relevant note, you can check out the grim history of her ex, terrible Tom Fisher. After counting down nine male actors we would love to see on screen again, we tell you about Justin Hartley’s (ex-Adam) recent gig co-hosting a TV special for a good cause. Visit our Young and the Restless news room for the latest fan fiction, this time featuring Chelsea facing the music for the crimes she committed against Fenmore’s. Countdown fifteen things to know about Malcolm Winters and his free spirit. We wish there was a little more spirit in the Summer, Kyle, Lola, and Theo quadrangle, which is looking more like a quagmire. After reading about what could revamp it, check out the images of the 1920s Toluca Lake bungalow that Melissa Ordway (Abby) just flipped. And Camryn Grimes (Mariah) has come out as bisexual.

The Daytime Emmys and other soap celebrations

The Daytime Emmy nominations for 2020 have been revealed and they include some surprises. We look at how soap stars are reacting to the news. This year, the awards ceremony will be back on TV with a virtual ceremony. This celebration of soap operas was not quite mirrored in ABC’s special, The Story of Soaps. Read our mixed review of the documentary. Get an update on former One Life to Live star David A. Gregory (Robert Ford) as he celebrated his recent wedding. And the judge has passed sentence on Lori Loughlin (Jody, Edge of Night) for her role in the college admissions scandal. Get all of that and more in the Soaps.com news room.

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