Longtime actress Maxine Stuart (Mary Anderson, “The Young and the Restless,” Grace O’Keefe, “Edge of Night,” Mrs. Dawson, “General Hospital”) died of natural causes in her Beverly Hills home on Thursday, June 6, reports her daughter, Chris Ann Maxwell.
The New Jersey native, who began her career on the stage in New York before becoming successful in the TV arena, is also known for her roles on “The Twilight Zone,” “Perry Mason,” “Room For One More,” “The Eleventh Hour,” “Peyton Place,” “The Partridge Family,” “Executive Suite” “The Rousters,” “Hearts Afire,” “Chicago Hope,” and many more.
As if work life wasn’t already busy enough for daytime veteran Roger Howarth (Franco, “General Hospital,” Todd Manning, “One Life to Live”), the fan favorite actor is heading to primetime! According to a Showtime representative, the New York native has signed on for a two episode arc on the networks comedic series, “Californication.”
Julia Pace Mitchell (ex-Sofia Dupre, “The Young and the Restless”) and her husband, Stephen L. Hightower, have great news: They just welcomed a new son into their lives!
As revealed exclusively to People, Pace Mitchell gave birth to Stephen L. Hightower III on May 22.
“Being new parents has brought us closer together, it’s all about teamwork,” says the actress. “Little Stephen is awesome. Being a mom is the greatest role I will ever play.”
Been missing seeing the wonderful Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, “All My Children”) onscreen? Well fret not, pretty soap fans. The legendary lady has taken to the cameras and revealed a few teases about her upcoming series, “Devious Maids,” which premieres on Lifetime Sunday, June 23. What’s more, she further discusses a possible return to the soap that made her famous! Check out the video, from WUSA 9, after the jump!
Former soap star Lindsay Price (ex-An Li Chen, “All My Children,” ex-Michael Lai, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) and celebrity chef Curtis Stone already share a child (seven-month-old Hudson), and they now officially share a life together, as well!
If anyone knows what it’s like to play a quintessential soap opera character, it’s “Days of our Lives’” Eileen Davidson (Kristen Blake; ex-Ashley Abbott, “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful;” ex-Kelly Capwell, “Santa Barbara”). During her 1993 to 1998 stint in Salem, she played everything from helping save Marlena (Deidre Hall) from satanic possession, being presumed dead, buying a baby and even playing four other characters (Susan, Thomas, Sister Mary Moira and Penelope) in addition to her original role as Stefano’s adopted daughter. And the madness hasn’t slowed down since she’s returned to the show for a second run! “The storylines are always pretty nutty for Kristen,” the actress says with a laugh. “It doesn’t stop, that’s for sure.”
Hot off the heels of finishing the thriller “Scenic Route,” Josh Duhamel (ex-Leo du Pres, “All My Children”) has already landed a role in yet another indie drama. According to Deadline Hollywood, the former soap star has been cast opposite Maria Bello (“Touch”), Lucas Till (“X-Men First Class”) and Tom Everett Scott (“That Thing You Do!,” “An American Werewolf in Paris”) in “Strings,” directed by rookie Daniel Duran.
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!