News Roundup: A Daytime Legend’s Final Farewell, the Couple We’re *Not* Rooting For and the Emmy Moment You Didn’t See
Plus, an emotional exit that raises some questions.
It can be hard to keep pace with the world, so we’ve got you covered with highlights of all the most recent news for The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless collected in one convenient place.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Last week marked a major anniversary for one of the soapiest births in memory. Relive the scandalous events that resulted in the birth of Hope Logan in a Big Bear cabin. Plus, flash back over the many adventures which she’s had since that memorable entrance!
- Kiara Barnes (Zoe) is getting more than just a new role when she joins the series Fantasy Island, she’s also getting a drastic makeover. Check out her very different look by watching a promo here and seeing if you can glimpse which of her former soap castmates will be joining her.
- Don Diamont (Bill) has added a cute new member to his family, but you may be surprised to hear that she’s a killing machine.
In this week’s Bold & Beautiful column, Richard asks if he was the only one who found Steffy and Finn’s birthing scenes oddly steamy, then shares what truly surprised him about Quinn’s wedding-day disaster.
Days of Our Lives
If you’re not getting enough of her during her appearances in Salem, you can catch the ever-busy Alison Sweeney (Sami) appearing alongside fellow soap star Cameron Mathison (who’ll soon be joining General Hospital) in a brand-new murder mystery from Hallmark. Get the details on Sweet Revenge.
- Congratulations go out to Days stars Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole) who announced that they will be getting hitched. You definitely want to watch the swoon-worthy surprise proposal.
- In the final week of Pride month, Linsey Godfrey (ex-Sarah) came out as bisexual.
- You know how people are always saying, “Oh, there’s way more to the story than you know”? Well, that was definitely the case the night the Daytime Emmys were handed out, and Victoria Konefal (Ciara) shares the pics to prove it.
Lori needs Philip to stop hovering and being weird, really likes NuEJ (even if she’s not sure about him with Sami), is looking forward to where things could go with Xander and Gwen, and hopeful for big drama around the demolition of Horton square in the latest Days of Our Lives column.
Longtime viewers had to say goodbye to a major figure in the history of Port Charles last week as Stuart Damon passed away at 84. Damon left an indelible mark on the series over the three decades that he spent playing Alan Quartermaine.
- In another of his entertaining backstage videos, Maurice Benard (Sonny) turned up the charm to 11. Watch the video to see exactly what that means!
- Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter) cranked up the heat again as she shared some scintillating photos of the actor and their cute dog.
- The very public problems that Britney Spears has been facing struck a chord with one former Port Charles resident. Read how Amber Tamblyn (ex-Emily) showed her support to the singer.
Dustin wasn’t any more surprised about Carly and Jason’s engagement news than the rest of the audience and was heartbroken for Britt, assumes that the stalker will wind being a love interest for Trina, was glad that Anna and Valentin didn’t give in to their passion, and is really enjoying mysterious Austin in the latest General Hospital column.
The Young and the Restless
We were beyond thrilled to have Stitch (and handsome portrayer Sean Carrigan) back on the canvas. But if there’s one thing we’re hoping, it’s that he’s not here to reunite with Abby. Here’s why we say that.
- Thanks to the manipulations of Tara, Summer left everything behind — including Kyle. But the Summer that exited was hardly a character we recognize. Get our take on what should happen next to fix things.
- With Adam heading back to the ranch to settle in at the tackhouse, it won’t be long before he’s bumping into Sharon. Is a reunion in the works and could it push Rey and Chelsea closer together?
- Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) joined Courtney Hope (Sally) in clamoring for NSFW mugs from B&B’s Rena Sofer (Quinn). Find out what sparked their enthusiasm and the good cause its serving.
Finally, Candace talks Summer’s emotional exit, Ashland and Victoria’s slow burn, Amanda’s increasingly problematic storyline and Sally being set up for a fall. Plus, read fan theories on why Stitch is behaving like a stalker, and much more in this week’s The Young and the Restless column.
Find reasons to tune in this week with all the latest spoilers and speculation for what’s ahead on your favorite soap.
- Ridge and Hope are eager to find Thomas now that he’s gone missing again, but it doesn’t look like Justin is giving anything away and may only get more dangerous in the Bold and Beautiful weekly spoiler video.
- As Ciara accuses Ben of being obsessed, Brady throws himself at Chloe, and Lucas and Sami start to panic that Kristen will expose them to EJ in the Days of Our Lives weekly spoiler video.
- Chelsea tells Chloe that she’s going to have to play hardball with her doctor to get released, Phyllis pulls out all the stops to manipulate Jack, and Stitch says goodbye to Abby in the latest Young and the Restless video spoilers.
<p>Ahead of his 80th birthday in the spring of 2021, the Emmy winner who plays <em>The Young and the Restless</em>’ Victor laid to rest any talk of him retiring from the role that made him a soap icon. “Hell, no,” he told <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/595538/young-restless-eric-braeden-retiring-victor-newman/" target="_blank"><em>People</em></a>. “What you do in the last mile is what you are judged by, so I’ve got to keep on plugging, keep on fighting… and never give up.”</p>
<p>Age shmage. Time can’t touch the MVP who plays Sam on <em>General Hospital</em>. And to prove it, in 2018, she Instagrammed out a gorgeous shot that she captioned, “No fillers, no filter. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BmCe_T0ARI4/" target="_blank">This is 42</a>. All women are beautiful.” Amen to that!</p>
<p>No one was more shocked than the blonde bombshell when she hit the big five-oh in February 2021. “How is the chick from <em>Wild Things</em> and <em>Starship Troopers</em> 50?!?” exclaimed the actress, who plays Shauna on <em>Bold & Beautiful</em>. “I really do still feel like <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLdk1LKnMlS/" target="_blank">I’m a silly big kid</a>.”</p>
<p>Upon turning 50 in 2021, the <em>Young & Restless</em> alum who played Avery was brimming with good humor — and questions, too. “So <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CNIvm5ShkRs/" target="_blank">what happens now</a>?” she asked. “AARP, movie-theater discounts, 50&FAB swag?” Whatever the case, “I’m here for all of it, baby!” she declared.</p>
<p>Don’t expect the <em>General Hospital</em> leading man to focus on how many candles are blazing atop his birthday cakes. The actor, born June 28, 1970, is a firm believer that “we get <em>one</em> life,” so we should “live it. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CPJALHKBnf4/" target="_blank">Don’t settle</a>,” suggests Jason’s real-life alter ego. Words not just to live by but to live <em>well</em> by!</p>
<p>When the <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> leading lady who plays Quinn turned 53 in December 2021, she not only cheered, “Yay!” she showed herself in a whole new light, thanks to the incredible card daughter Avalon Photoshopped for her!</p>
<p>Perhaps because he’s still every bit the smokeshow that he ever was, the <em>Days of Our Lives</em> hunk had no issue sharing what in his estimation was <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9uoxWzBa_i/" target="_blank">a “thirsty AF” beefcake photo</a> from more than a decade earlier in March 2020. “The clock is tick, tick, ticking,” wrote Xander’s portrayer. And as far as we can tell, he’s been lifting another dumbbell with every tick!</p>
<p>In addition to getting lovelier with each year that passes, the <em>Young & Restless</em> vet appears to be getting wiser. A few weeks before her 58th birthday in 2021, Lauren’s portrayer mused that she’d “been thinking about what’s meant for us and what’s not. Doors that don’t open aren’t your door.” Her advice? “<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/COdu-DXBEAT/" target="_blank">Be thankful for what you have</a> and fearless for what you want.”</p>
<p>When the <em>General Hospital</em> Emmy winner turned 58 on March 1, 2021, he marveled that “it’s amazing when you’re 40 years old.” All kidding aside, the sometimes-silver fox who plays Sonny makes no bones about his age — not even when (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLxk5zmluna/" target="_blank">as here</a>) he’s having #grandpaproblems like getting pal Ian Buchanan (ex-Duke) into his Instagram Live chat. </p>
<p>When the former <em>General Hospital</em> fan favorite turned 52 in April 2020, he shared a shirtless selfie that revealed that he wasn’t getting older, he was putting in the work to keep getting finer. “Go get ’em no matter what age!” he encouraged his followers. “No excuse… <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-sqsgpg24Y/" target="_blank">Let nothing beat you</a>!” We burned a few calories just reading his post, right? No? Crap.</p>
<p>Anyone who follows <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Kristen (and Susan, for that matter) on social media knows from the joyful and expressive photos that she shares that she greets each new day as an opportunity — and one that’s uniquely one’s own. “Have courage to show up for yourself!” she cheered in a 2021 Instagram post that she hashtagged “<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTz44QxvUHw/" target="_blank">over 50 and fabulous</a>.”</p>
<p>On his 50th birthday on June 2, 2021, the<em> General Hospital</em> alum not only said that he was “blessed and grateful to be here,” Andre’s former alter ego revealed before-and-after photos of <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/general-hospital/news/601289/general-hospital-star-dad-bod-before-after-photos-anthony-montgomery-birthday/" target="_blank">the dad-bod he’d acquired</a> over the course of the pandemic. “I’m not in my best shape yet,” he admitted, “but I’m making progress.”</p>
<p>Shortly after New Year 2021, the <em>Young & Restless</em> scene stealer reassured her Instagram followers that she didn’t give a rat’s you-know-what if a stranger <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/590050/young-restless-michelle-stafford-ok-called-old-bag/" target="_blank">called her an old bag</a>. “I really don’t care what anybody says about me,” wrote Phyllis’ Emmy-winning portrayer. “ I don’t care about any hate that I get here or on any other social-media platform. Words from somebody that I don’t know have no bearing on me.” Preach!</p>
<p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTo9-elFNWy/" target="_blank">Upon turning 42</a> in September 2021, the soap-hopper, perhaps best known as Rick from <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em>, told his followers that “every year counts. It’s what you choose to do with it. Not only the whole new year ahead of you but what you choose to do with the rest of your entire life that matters.”</p>
<p>When the <em>General Hospital</em> star turned 50 in the fall of 2020, she reflected on days gone by, calling her 40s <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/general-hospital/news/578003/general-hospital-laura-wright-50th-birthday-sexy-selfie/" target="_blank">“devastating and amazing</a>… I lost a lot and gained even more.” In the end, Carly’s portrayer found herself “beyond grateful for it all.”</p>
<p>OK, so the<em> Days of Our Lives</em> legend isn’t one to make a fuss about his birthday. However, leading lady Mary Beth Evans, who plays Kayla to his Steve, is. And when the actor turned 70 in February 2021, she assured him that “the <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/days-of-our-lives/news/592594/days-of-our-lives-mary-beth-evans-message-stephen-nichols-70-birthday/" target="_blank">best is yet to come</a>.” Sweetness personified.</p>
<p>Age ain’t nothin’ but a number to the <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> MVP who brings Steffy to life. Then again, how could it be anything but, considering that when she blew out the candles on her cake in the spring of 2021, she’d already snapped back into such enviable fighting form after having baby No. 2 that she was <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/news/597711/bold-beautifuls-jacqueline-macinnes-wood-stun-bikini-after-giving-birth/" target="_blank">taking pictures in a bikini</a> on Miami Beach?</p>
<p>Upon turning “51 years young” on April 20, 2021, the<em> Young & Restless</em> grad looked back with gratitude and forward with excitement. “<a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/597776/young-restless-swat-shemar-moore-51st-birthday-message/">Quite the journey so far</a>,” marveled Malcolm’s former portrayer. “Let’s see what the rest of this ride looks and feels like.” A good time, we predict, given that a few days later, he advised his fans to “enjoy yo life! Laugh! Now! It ain’t forever or easy… but <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CON9T_SlSPR/" target="_blank">make it fun</a>.” Challenge accepted, Shemar.</p>
<p>The heartthrob who plays <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Brady wasn’t so much fazed by turning 50 in the summer of 2021 as he was grateful. Having lost both of his parents earlier in the year, he shared that he’d come to think that “<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CR70caXHp9P/" target="_blank">aging isn’t tough</a>, it’s simply a gift. I know that now.”</p>
<p>As the <em>Young & Restless</em> pot-stirrer rounded the bend and headed toward her birthday on August 15, 2021, Sally’s portrayer wasn’t stressing about getting another year older, she was simply “enjoying <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CSeqpYtli7G/" target="_blank">my last few days of [being] 31</a>.”</p>
<p>On her birthday in 2021, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUX02gnpXk3/" target="_blank">“This is 40,”</a> declared the <em>Young & Restless</em> actress, who plays Chelsea. And 40 looked beyond blissful, what with her and baby Caden chilling in their shades.</p>
<p>The <em>All My Children</em> icon — now and forever Erica Kane — anything <em>but</em> hid from her 75th birthday in 2021. She celebrated reaching the milestone on Instagram and said that it “takes my breath away.” <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/soaps/news/618860/all-my-children-susan-lucci-real-age-75-years-old-photo/" target="_blank">The photo she shared</a> had the same effect on us!</p>
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