There was a time not that long ago when “All My Children’s” Chrishell Stause (ex-Amanda Dillon) — who’s been confirmed as a future cast member on “Days of our Lives” — seemed on top of the world. She and her boyfriend, “Glee” star Matthew Morrison, were as happy as could be and even announced their engagement in 2007. But shortly after the joyous news came out, the pair split. Fans have wondered how a relationship that was seemingly so wonderful could take such a drastic turn for the worse, and now Morrison himself is setting the record straight!
“Days of our Lives” stars Chandler Massey (Will Horton) and Casey Deidrick (Chad DiMera) are on a mission: They’re hoping that through music with their band, The Last of Us, they can help raise awareness about cystic fibrosis.
The actors’ group, which also includes Stephen Haynes, Mike Gross, Todd Bishop and Josh Bonaparte, has started a Kickstarter page that includes a music video for their song, “Sixty-Five Roses,” which conveys the experiences of someone living, loving and dying with the tragic illness.
Daytime fans might remember Billy Magnussen as “As the World Turns’” Casey Hughes, a role he played from 2008-2010. But the Broadway world has taken notice of the young actor for his work in front of live audiences, and his recent stint as the empty-headed yet handsome boy-toy Spike in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” has even earned him a Tony nomination! But will the former soap stud be able to nab the role? You’ll have to tune in to find out!
You’d think that because “The Young and the Restless’” Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman; ex-Annie Chandler, “All My Children”) has been an onscreen bride more times than she can count on one hand, her motto would be “matrimony, schmatrimony.” But when Soap Opera Network caught up with the blushing bride-to-be, that wasn’t the case at all! She was more than thrilled to open up about her upcoming big day and why her fiancé, Matt Katrosar, was able to so easily steal her heart.
The news that “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” have gone into early hiatus due to a union dispute with the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.) was a bit unsettling for fans of the sudsers. And as Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord, “OLTL”) reveals in her latest hotline message, the actors were just as surprised as the viewers about the drama!
Parenting team Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) on “The Young and the Restless” are about to get a little surprise: Their daughter, Faith, is going to be a whole new person!
The little girl’s current portrayer, Alyvia Alyn Lind (pictured top, with Morrow and Case), is reportedly unavailable for an upcoming summer storyline, so the show has replaced her with young actress McKenna Grace (pictured right). A rep for the show confirms that Lind’s final appearance will be on Tuesday, July 2, while Grace’s first appearance in the recurring role as Nick and Sharon’s small wonder will be on Friday, July 12.
Lind played a young Emily Thorne in ABC’s “Revenge.” Grace has appeared in the series “Crash & Bernstein.”
Legendary hip hop artist Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) just wrapped his final (for now) appearance in Llanview, but he left a lovely parting gift: The full music video for the “ONe Life to Live’s” theme song, “Brand New Start,” which he and his protégé, IZA, created!
“Pretty Little Liars” actress Tammin Sursok (ex-Colleen Carlton, “The Young and the Restless”) took to Twitter yesterday to announce some very big news: She’s expecting her first child with husband Sean McEwen, whom she married in 2011!
Soap fans can hardly keep a lid on the excitement that’s been building for the premiere of Lifetime’s soapy series, “Devious Maids,” a dramady starring Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes as five maids who have dreams and ambitions of their own, even though they work for wealthy bosses like Genevieve Delacourt (Susan Lucci, ex-Erica Kane, “All My Children”). And perhaps the excitement inspired the producers over at ABC’s “20/20,” as the news magazine program is premiering a special episode detailing the lives of some real-life help of super rich families!
There’d be no Pine Valley and no Llanview if it hadn’t been for “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” creator, Agnes Nixon. The 85-year-old penned both sudsers and consequently is responsible for putting thousands of people to work over the past 40-plus years. She’s received countless awards for her additions to the genre, most recently receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during the 37th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2010. And Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward, “AMC”) thinks the legendary lady is overdue for yet another recognition!