News Roundup: An Unexpected Exit, a Farewell Message to Fans, an Epic Love Story Relived and a Bad Boy on the Rise
Plus, celebrating relationships and breathing a sigh of relief.
Stay on top of all the events in the world of daytime with highlights of the latest news for The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless in one convenient place.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) continues to prove that her real life is every bit as glamorous and romantic as that of the character she plays… without any of that pesky drama! We take a picture-packed look at romantic relationship with her husband, Elan Ruspoli, and the family they’ve built together.
- The storyline surrounding Vinny’s death was a hot mess, but one very good thing came out of it: Bad Justin is the villain this soap desperately needed.
- One thing everyone can agree on is that Quinn will be serving up revenge to Brooke and we have a few thoughts on how tasty this dish could get.
- Now that Dollar Bill is a free man, what does that mean for his future… especially where Katie’s concerned? Read what Don Diamont thinks is next for his character and why Bill always winds up being his own worst enemy.
In this week’s Bold & Beautiful column, Richard suggests that Liam and Hope (gasp!) spend a little time on the backburner while the soap focuses on other stories, including Justin’s revenge and Steffy’s upcoming wedding.
Days of Our Lives
The hunks of Hallmark have nothing on the men of Salem when it comes to looking great and giving it all for a good cause. Be sure to open up this early gift by checking out the sexy and hilarious video for the Christmas Not Cancelled contest, featuring a few of the soap’s most popular men.
- Xander has been set adrift ever since Sarah swanned out of town. But could his hook up with Gwen ironically be what brings Sarah back into his orbit? Read our thoughts on his romantic prospects.
- It was a swap that startled many viewers and left them perplexed about who the character really was. We revisit the controversial recasting of Roman Brady. Could this have been the most shocking recast of all time?
- He’s only just returned to Salem, but it looks as if Greg Vaughan’s Eric will be gone again before you know it!
Lori is looking forward to Nicole paying Sami back after their latest battle, wishes Lucas would do more than pine for Sami, gives her thoughts on Allie’s chemistry with NuChanel, and loves scheming Philip in the latest Days of Our Lives column.
Chad Duell (Michael) and Young & Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) aren’t shy about sharing just how smitten they are with each other. The couple has been enjoying their engagement and wanted to let you know how much by posting this sexy beach photo for you to feast your eyes on.
- Julian may be dead and buried, but portrayer William deVry is still keeping an eye on things in Port Charles… especially where his alter ego’s daughter is concerned. You won’t want to miss how fans filled him in about Sam.
- Following a difficult custody battle, Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda) shares the perspective she’s gained following her legal fight with Brian Austin Green.
- Like other fans of the late, much-missed Ryan’s Hope, we’ve been enjoying the shout-outs to the soap and its history on General Hospital. That said, we do have a special request.
Dustin thinks there’s more behind Austin’s lawsuit than meets the eye, senses there is light at the end of the tunnel where Sonny’s concerned, digs the new pool set and definitely had some thoughts after seeing Jason and Carly’s tepid kiss in the latest General Hospital column.
The Young and the Restless
People have been suspecting it for weeks, particularly in light of Summer talking flight from Genoa City for Italy, but Michael Mealor finally confirmed his exit as Kyle Abbott and sent a message to his fans. Even with his character on the way out, there’s still a chance Kyle and Summer could get the happy ending that many wish they had. Check out our ideas on how the couple could reunite and explanation as to why fans deserve it.
- With rumors circulating that Summer’s departure wasn’t a temporary one, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) wasn’t shy about leaping on social media to show how much she appreciates on-screen daughter Hunter King.
- With his daughter turning five years old, Jordi Vilasuso (Rey) paid a touching photo tribute to her.
- Even as the company Victor spent his life building is being taken over by a new rival, Eric Braeden offered his thoughts on Ashland Locke and the man who plays him.
- Wildfires drove one Y&R star and her loved ones from their home as they feared the worst might soon come to pass. Read how Jess Walton (Jill) is recovering after the terrifying experience.
Finally, In this week’s Young & Restless column, Richard admits he wanted a whole lot more from the Ashland/Victoria storyline. Plus, the problem with Tara and why a Sharon/Adam reunion is virtually a done-deal.
Find reasons to tune in this week with all the latest spoilers and speculation for what’s ahead on your favorite soap.
- Quinn tries ending things with Carter to stop him from becoming a pariah, but he can’t keep her out of his head in the Bold and Beautiful weekly spoiler video.
- One couple may be planning to march down the aisle, but romantic disruption seems to be the order of the day. With Ben vowing to halt Ciara’s wedding, Xander rubbing his one-night stand with Nicole in Eric’s face, and EJ learning of Sami’s reunion with Lucas, it looks like chaos is on the way in the Days of Our Lives weekly spoiler video.
- As Adam tells Sharon that he’s been missing her, Jack and Sally step out for a date, and Imani comes to Amanda with a problem in the latest Young and the Restless video spoilers.
<p>Whether the <em>Young & Restless</em> star is sporting angel’s wings or devil’s horns as Adam, he never fails to leave us in dire need of making confession. “Forgive us, Father, for we have dreamt!”</p>
<p>Whether he’s been playing <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Roman, the Pawn, a priest or just good ol’ John, he’s always been able to catch our eye with no more than the arch of a brow.</p>
<p>Sure, he may look coy here — “Who, <em>me</em>? Sexy?” — but let’s be real, <em>Guiding Light</em>’s Jonathan knew he was hot stuff if he thought he could get away with that shirt. Which he did, BTW.</p>
<p>If we loved him with a mullet as <em>One Life to Live</em>’s Patrick, of course we were also gonna love him as <em>Port Charles</em>’ Ian, <em>All My Children</em>’s Zach and <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em>’s Ridge.</p>
<p>C’mon, look at that picture — when <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Brady invites you to a slumber party, you RSVP yes. Eagerly.</p>
<p>Part of the reason we love the actor who plays <em>The Young and the Restless</em>’ Nick is the cheekbones that are as chiseled as his abs. But on top of that… there’s his irresistible sense of humor.</p>
<p>This was him before <em>This Is Us</em>, but a tasty slice of eye candy stirring precisely the emotions that gave <em>Passions</em> its title as the aptly-named Fox.</p>
<p>We hope he won’t hold it against us that, even all these years later, the hero for whom we’re holding out remains <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Bo. Cool? Cool.</p>
<p>Though it’s been decades since <em>The Young and the Restless</em>’ Lauren entered hubby Paul in a centerfold contest — which he won, natch — he’s still a “staple” of fans’ fantasies.</p>
<p>Surprisingly, this shot of <em>As the World Turns</em>’ Holden is not the cover of the novel <em>Catcher in the Rye</em>. Still nice, though, eh?</p>
<p>Honestly, we don’t recall what put <em>One Life to Live</em>’s Ford in the hospital. But an even bigger mystery is how on earth he isn’t <em>surrounded</em> by nurses offering to kiss it and make it better.</p>
<p>Here, <em>The Young and the Restless</em>’ Devon offers up an expression that says, “Yes, by all means, appreciate my sexiness, then move along. You don’t want a line forming.” Agreed, sir.</p>
<p>Whether he was playing <em>All My Children</em>’s Jesse, <em>The City</em>’s Jacob or <em>The Young and the Restless</em>’ Sarge, one thing the Emmy winner always was… was easy on the eyes.</p>
<p>This may actually have been the only way his characters — Nikolas on <em>General Hospital</em> and Stefan on <em>Days of Our Lives</em> — could prove they had nothing up their sleeves: by eschewing sleeves altogether!</p>
<p>We still can’t fathom why Stitch isn’t on <em>The Young and the Restless</em> — he was a heat-seeking missile who wasn’t related to <em>anybody</em>. In other words, #priceless.</p>
<p>When we heard that <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> was recasting Zende, we were like, “Good luck finding an actor as stunning as Rome Flynn.” Turned out they didn’t need luck at all. #nailedit</p>
<p>We only <em>thought</em> we understood the meaning of the word caliente before this <em>One Life to Live</em> heartthrob took over the role of Cristian.</p>
<p>Fun fact: When you’re as attractive as the Emmy winner who plays Jason on<em> General Hospital</em>, sometimes you need a lil’ lie-down. #themoreyouknow</p>
<p>He looks like he’s thinking hard here. But we didn’t have to think at all to include <em>Guiding Light</em>’s Josh in this photo gallery.</p>
<p>Long before he was saving the world with paper clips on <em>MacGyver</em>, he was giving <em>General Hospital</em> fans palpitations as Jeff.</p>
<p>Now and forever, this is how we’ll remember <em>The Young and the Restless</em>’ Neil: as being so handsome, he could only have been heaven-sent.</p>
<p>Why the actor who played Brandon on <em>Days of Our Lives</em> is on this list, we can’t imagine. Nope. No idea. Oh, wait — there <em>is</em> that photo…</p>
<p>Even after he stopped playing Patrick on <em>General Hospital</em> and started playing Billy on <em>The Young and the Restless</em>, blushing faces and rapid heartbeats were common reactions to his performances.</p>
<p>No matter how villainous his characters — lookin’ at you, Todd on <em>One Life to Live</em> and early Franco on <em>General Hospital</em> — the Emmy winner makes us, however recuctantly, love them.</p>
<p>We wish him well on his new life. And we hope he doesn’t mind how tightly we cling to our memories of his stint as<em> Days of Our Lives</em>’ EJ.</p>
<p>As if. “Baby, come back” had to be something he never had to say when he was fixing a woman with this gaze that he patented as Ridge on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful.</em></p>
<p>We know him now as<em> The Young and the Restless</em>’ Smilin’ Jack. But he was lighting up rooms — and TV screens — even before that, as <em>All My Children</em>’s Dr. Feel-Good, Cliff.</p>
<p>What restraint. The Emmy winner had to know he’d make the first-round draft picks even without altogether unleashing the dimples that have made him catnip to fans of <em>General Hospital</em> mobster Sonny.</p>
<p>How many times do we have to tell<em> The Young and the Restless</em>’ Kyle that if his clothes are constraining him — in any way! — it’s fine by us if he just… loses them.</p>
<p>If ever there was a look that took us back to the intensity of the romance between<em> As the World Turns</em>’ Luke and Noah, it was this one. Although hey, we’re open to other suggestions…</p>
<p>Had <em>Days of Our Lives</em> realized when it cast this future soap-hopper as Tanner that he’d only become more striking with age, the <em>General Hospital</em> star (as Finn) would still be a Salem resident today.</p>
<p>Given that laser focus, we can only assume that what <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> Emmy winner was looking at as Rick was… a mirror?</p>
<p>With cheekbones that could cut glass and a gaze that could shatter diamonds, Ted King — whom we first met as Danny on <em>Loving</em> — was always destined to make the camera love him. As well as anyone who got a gander at him <em>on</em> camera.</p>
<p><em>All My Children</em> fans are keenly aware that one doesn’t get a nickname like Tad the Cad if he’s a Quasimodo.</p>
<p>Call him Brad on <em>The Young and the Restless</em>. Call him Bill on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em>. But if you have a say in the matter, you’re gonna call him.</p>
<p>Even without the neckties, <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Ben was always a lady killer in our estimation.</p>
<p>Once the soap-hopper caught our attention as <em>All My Children</em>’s Michael — and tightened his grip as Storm on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> and Julian on <em>General Hospital</em> — he never let go.</p>
<p>He played Malcolm on <em>The Young and the Restless</em>. Also, he looked like this. Pretty much still does. Any questions?</p>
<p>When he was playing Greg on <em>All My Children</em>, he was the boy next door… that we all wished we lived next door <em>to</em>!</p>
<p>It made sense that <em>Guiding Light</em> cast this alum of <em>Loving</em> (as Casey) as junior mafioso Danny — with a mug as stunning as his, he was always destined to attract a… ahem… mob.</p>
<p>Forget Ol’ Blue Eyes. <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Chad is the New Blue Eyes — and the only one we need.</p>
<p>Yeah, looking at that picture, we’re as bewildered as you are about how Carter’s portrayer ever wound up on the wrong side of a love triangle on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful.</em></p>
<p>The<em> Young & Restless</em> detective is precisely the reason that lines are uttered like — and we give all due credit here to <em>Dick Tracy</em>’s Breathless Mahoney — “Aren’t you gonna frisk me?”</p>
<p>OK, we get it. Even the “What, this old face?” look chosen by the original Zende on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> to express his surprise at making this list is hot. That’s just the way his looks go: hot, hotter, hottest.</p>
<p><em>Days of Our Lives</em> may have killed and recast Roman, but the one thing that the show has never managed to do is dull the intensity of our crush on his original portrayer.</p>
<p>No matter what mischief the actor’s made over the years as <em>General Hospital</em> pot-stirrer Scotty, he’s remained the kind of trouble that we’re most into.</p>
<p>Before his name became synonymous with “cheesy,” the <em>Young & Restless</em> alum brought to life Snapper, a doctor as likely to give us palpitations as cure what ails us.</p>
<p>We’ve intently followed the trail of the silver fox who plays Eric on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> since before he’d even begun to go silver, back when he was lady killer Lance on <em>The Young and the Restless</em>.</p>
<p>OK, OK, we get it: There’s nothing more all-American than a fella as smokin’-hot as the Hallmark mainstay who used to play Nathan on <em>General Hospital.</em> And yes, we’ll happily testify to that effect.</p>
<p>How irresistible is — and always <em>has</em> been — <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Abe? So irresistible that when <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/days-of-our-lives/news/580567/days-of-our-lives-james-reynolds-costars-salute-sex-appeal/" target="_blank">an old photo of him was posted online</a>, castmate Paul Telfer (Xander) marveled at his “extreme handsomeness and divine masculinity.”</p>
<p>Yes, <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Jake is sitting in a wheelbarrow and looking damn sexy while doing so. That’s just one of the perks that comes with being drop-dead gorgeous: arbitrary, sexy wheelbarrow-sitting.</p>
<p>Yeah, looking at that handsome face, we’re as confused as you are as to why <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> ever decided that Jake should be a photographer, not a model.</p>
<p>Look at that glare on <em>The Young and the Restless</em>’ Victor. It all but <em>demands</em> that we paraphrase Mae West and say that when he’s been good, he’s been very good, and when he’s been bad, he’s been better.</p>
<p>Arithmetic and accounting were never our strong suits, but even as mathematically impaired as we are, we can tell that <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Eli is rocking a smile that’s of the $1M variety.</p>
<p>Katy Perry probably didn’t write “Teenage Dream” about the ’80s heartthrob who played Blackie on <em>General Hospital</em>, but she might as well have. If the song fits…</p>
<p>“The doctor is in… sanely cute” became the way that the saying had to go once <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> invited the Liberty Mutual guy to start scrubbing in as Finn.</p>
<p>Having gotten a gander or two at the washboard abs on <em>General Hospital</em> investigator Curtis, we’ve had to altogether rethink our concept of laundry day.</p>
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