News Roundup: Matrimony and Maternal Madness, Touching Family Tributes, and a Special Preview of Days’ Return
Plus, casting clues and moving news.
Stay on top of everything happening in daytime with all the latest news from 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
The moment Finn admitted that he’d been adopted, we knew better than to think his biological mom would be some random woman with no connection to the canvas. Sure enough, it was revealed on his wedding day that Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) is his mom. Now that Brown is back as the colorful villainness, could the character’s redemption be on the way? Of course, now we’re left with another big question: Who is Finn’s dad?
- As Finn and Steffy’s reception is rocked by big drama this week, join us in looking back at some of B&B’s best weddings.
- Steffy and Finn rushed the invitations to their nuptials and got a few hilarious responses from the soap’s stars.
- Karla Mosley (ex-Maya) and her husband welcomed their second baby girl and you won’t want to miss the photo of mom and daughter.
Richard doesn’t understand why the show decided to give away Sheila’s ‘surprise’ return rather than milk it for drama, has some questions about how it played out on the screen, but thought the buildup to Friday was fantastic. Plus, he wonders if Carter is trying to get himself killed in the latest Bold and Beautiful column.
Days of Our Lives
Now that the Olympics are over, Days of Our Lives is finally back… and we’ve got the scoop on what will happen next for your favorites. Ben kidnapped Ciara, but will she actually remember their love? (And once she does, what needs to happen afterwards!) EJ is about to put Sami on blast for having cheated… but could her next move change everything for them? And Allie seems to be happy with Tripp, but is she fooling herself? Find out everything that’s about to go down in Salem!
- Fans of Ciara and Ben have had a lot of ups and downs, but they better enjoy the couple’s latest reunion because it doesn’t look like it will last.
- Now that EJ knows what Sami did — namely, Lucas! — we have a few thoughts on what will happen next!
- Viewers will see a familiar character with an unfamiliar face when the Days spinoff Beyond Salem debuts on Peacock. Check out who has been cast to replace Freddie Smith and learn why.
It was announced months ago that All My Children alum Cameron Mathison would be relocating to Port Charles. Now, we can finally stop speculating about who he’ll play and when because we have all the details on his debut as Drew Cain.
- Maurice Benard (Sonny) has been showing his range by serenading his granddaughter, but you may be surprised by his song choices.
- Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) paid homage to his late mother on what would have been her birthday. Read his vision of what could have been.
- Following Laura’s recent conversation with Dante, it doesn’t look like Lulu will be back any time soon. Meanwhile, the woman who played her is moving on, too. Emme Rylan announced that she is moving and shared what this means as far as her acting career goes.
- On the anniversary of his debut, we took a photo filled ride on Scotty Baldwin’s raucous road to becoming a soap icon.
Dustin suspects that the clock is ticking down to Spencer being exposed as Ava’s stalker, is no longer opposed to Chase seeking revenge, was shocked to see Harmony show up, but doesn’t care about Jordan and Curtis in the latest General Hospital column.
The Young and the Restless
Mariah’s captivity has been raising plenty of questions, and not just about who would have nabbed the surrogate in the first place. Camryn Grimes answered questions from fans about her character’s storyline… and may even have provided a few clues as to who’s holding the mom-to-be hostage!
- Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) has added a new member to her family, sharing photos of their new dog, Rufus.
- Amid all the conflicting rumors about her future as Summer, Hunter King took time to pay loving tribute to her sister on her birthday.
- To show appreciation to her husband of 18 years, Eileen Davidson (Ashley) revisited his life as teen heartthrob.
Candace is worried that Ashland and Victoria’s relationship may be too good to be true, isn’t sure how the surrogacy story can be salvaged, is glad the Sutton case finally seems to have wrapped and, despite not caring about Tara, admits she enjoyed seeing the bad girl get busted in her latest The Young and the Restless column.
Want to know what’s coming up? We’ve got spoilers and teasers for your favorite storylines!
- To her horror, Paulina’s mother arrives as Allie wakes up in bed between two lovers, and Ciara finally remembers Ben in the Days of Our Lives weekly spoiler video.
- Victoria and Ashland continue to merge their personal and professional lives by getting engaged, but how will Victor react to their announcement in the latest Young and the Restless video spoilers.
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<p>Even before NBC had premiered <em>Passions</em> in 1999, we knew that we were in for a wild ride. Its creator was James E. Reilly, the daring <em>Days of Our Lives</em> headwriter who’d buried Carly Manning alive and given Marlena Evans the ultimate “The devil made me do it!” excuse. Still, nothing could have prepared us for what <em>Passions</em> held in store — at least not until we’d met wicked witch Tabitha Lenox (Juliet “Nanny” Mills) and her living doll, Timmy (Josh Evans).</p>
<p>When Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald (future Hallmark Channel heartthrob Jesse Metcalfe) took a soak in the Jacuzzi with true love Charity Standish, he found himself in not only literal hot water but figurative. Why’s that? As you might have been able to guess from the photo, she’d jumped on the zombie bandwagon years before <em>The Walking Dead</em> had reanimated its first corpse.</p>
<p>Miguel’s sister Theresa (Lindsay Korman, later Arianna on <em>Days of Our Lives</em> and Cara on <em>All My Children</em>) was kinda-sorta the heroine of the show. But she was also so sneaky that it wasn’t entirely a shock when she wound up “down under” with card-carrying baddie Julian Crane (Ben Masters) and a Who’s Who of Who’s Been Evil throughout history.</p>
<p>Though Miguel and Theresa’s big brother Luis (Galen Gering, now Rafe on <em>Days of Our Lives</em>) and Nurse Precious (BamBam) look so cozy that they could be posing for a <em>Soap Opera Digest</em> cover, she actually wasn’t his true love. Who was? We’ll get to her; stay tuned. Or, well, keep scrolling. You know what we mean!</p>
<p>Through a series of incidents too mind-boggling and complicated to possibly sum up in a single caption, a soused Dr. Eve Russell (Tracey Ross) found herself tasked with reattaching sometime lover Julian’s severed johnson. And miraculously, she pulled off the feat, too. Just one teensy problem, though: She put it back on upside-down!</p>
<p>So mortified was Eve’s daughter Whitney (Brook Kerr, now <em>General Hospital</em> doc Portia) to think that she’d accidentally hooked up with her half brother that she formed her own, ahem, sister act — with soap vet Julia Duffy (better known for <em>Newhart</em> and <em>Designing Women</em>) lending moral support. Emphasis on the “moral.”</p>
<p>We knew that they were destined to be together from the moment Theresa dumped fish on the object of her obsession, Richie Rich Ethan Winthrop (future primetime funnyman Travis Schuldt). But off screen, an altogether different love story was being told, one that put… Wait for it…</p>
<p>While Theresa took a hands-on approach with the aptly-named Fox Crane (<em>This Is Us</em> leading man Justin Hartley), their portrayers fell for one another for real, tying the knot in 2004 and welcoming into the world a daughter shortly thereafter.</p>
<p>The castmates’ marriage didn’t last — they split in 2012 — but they remain close. In fact, when Hartley came under fire during his divorce from second wife Chrishell Stause (formerly <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Jordan), <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/574995/lindsay-korman-hartley-defends-young-restless-justin-hartley/" target="_blank">his ex came to his defense</a>, saying, “Today, I appreciate Justin for not only being [an] exemplification of a solid man but for being my dear friend and [a] devoted father to our daughter. Simply put, for being a family.”</p>
<p>Thoughout <em>Passions</em>’ run, Theresa fought tooth and nail to keep Ethan away from fellow moneybags Gwen Hotchkiss (here Natalie Zea, so good on <em>The Detour</em>). When the cameras stopped rolling, however, nothing could separate Ethan and Gwen’s portrayers. <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/gallery/soap-actors-real-life-longest-marriages-couples-photos/natalie-zeatravis-schuldt/" target="_blank">They married in 2014</a> after being one another’s significant other for a decade.</p>
<p>Rarely did <em>Passions</em> take itself seriously, much less <em>too</em> seriously. So the odds were as good that you’d tune in on any given day and find Tabitha looking like she was dressed for Halloween as they were that you’d find Miguel only half-dressed. Did he even <em>own</em> a shirt?</p>
<p>When Schuldt left the role of Ethan to take primetime by storm, the show was faced with the impossible task of finding a replacement who was handsome and talented, charming and charismatic… and we’ll be damned. The powers that be rose to the challenge, bringing in Eric Martsolf (now <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Brady) to make his daytime debut.</p>
<p>It probably didn’t hurt Martsolf’s chances of being accepted as a recast that a whole lot of his storylines found him leaving the wardrobe department wearing… well… not a whole lot.</p>
<p>When Zea took a powder, <em>Passions</em> brought back Gwen’s original portrayer: Liza Huber, the daughter of Susan Lucci (Erica, <em>All My Children</em>). And as she always had, Huber gave it her all. But her legendary mom, she simply wasn’t. (Huber is now an entrepreneur and mother of four.)</p>
<p>Arguably <em>Passions</em>’ most controversial character, Vincent Clark (Phillip Jeanmarie) was Julian and Eve’s long-lost son, who turned out to be an intersex blackmailer so scarred from past abuse that he slept with his father and gave birth to his own brother!</p>
<p>Most definitely <em>not</em> a fan of Charity (Molly Stanton) and her goody-goody goodness, Tabitha moved <span style="text-decoration: line-through">heaven</span> hell and earth to tarnish her halo. The sorceress even went so far as to turn Ms. Nice Guy evil enough that she was ready to boink the glasses right off of adorkable Reese Durkee (Seth Hall). Wait, does that mean we’re <em>already</em> evil?</p>
<p>If only Timmy and Charity had been better at deciphering the fog in that crystal ball, they might have known that their future included a battle with her zombified self that — aw, no! — would leave her pint-sized admirer mortally wounded. Even seducing Reese Durkee couldn’t ease <em>that</em> pain. Though we guess it couldn’t hurt to try…</p>
<p>Irony doesn’t get much crueler than this: The same day that <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/soaps/news/574220/josh-ryan-evans-passions-died-same-day-timmy/" target="_blank">Evans passed away at just 20 years old</a> after undergoing a medical procedure related to a congenital heart condition, Timmy died on screen. The plan had been for the actor to continue on, playing his character as an angel; instead, alas, he became one.</p>
<p>Though Luis met the love of his life — socialite Sheridan Crane (McKenzie Westmore) — when the cop pulled her over for speeding, there was nothing fast about the progression of their relationship. They’d hit one speed bump (his loathing of her family) after another (her marriage to his brother Antonio) after another (his unstable former girlfriend, Beth Wallace) before saying, “I do.”</p>
<p><em>Passions</em> was so bonkers, it didn’t really <em>need</em> fantasy sequences — every episode was one long one! But it indulged, anyway, and to great success. A 2003 flight of fancy that found Precious, Beth (Kelli McCarty), Charlie Lapson (Jordan Baker) and Edna Wallace (Kathleen Noone) putting their own spin on “Cell Block Tango” from <em>Chicago</em> scored a Daytime Emmy.</p>
<p>When NBC cooled on <em>Passions</em> in 2007, the wackadoo soap was picked up by DirecTV, where it quickly became the highest-rated original series on The 101. Despite that achievement, the show as cancelled again and sent to the daytime graveyard… at least for a (cough) spell. All it would take to bring it back again would be a little interest, a little creativity and — but of <em>course</em> — a little magic.</p>
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