Kambra Clifford

With a slew of soap weddings under her belt, a run at playing “crazy” and nearly a decade of daytime experience between “The Young and the Restless” and “All My Children,” a back-from-the-dead storyline is no big thang for “Y&R’s” Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson). Except for when the back-from-the-dead character happens to be her alter ego’s kid-killing husband, and that same guy’s real-life recast happens to be one of the most talked about soap events of the year! So just how is Egan taking in all of the madness surrounding Adam’s big return from the “dead,” including the fact that the character is now being played by Justin Hartley? Soap Opera Network caught up with the actress to find out!
Halloween is fast approaching, and “The Bold and the Beautiful” is bringing viewers a special treat for the spooky holiday: A candy-bowl plethora of “Big Brother” contestants! Season 16’s Donny Thompson, Amber BorzotraCody Calafiore, Zach Rance, Hayden Voss, Nicole FranzelCaleb Reynolds and Devin Shephard, Season 11 & 13’s Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd, Season 12 & 13’s Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas, and Season 15’s Elissa Slater will be appearing on the sudser for two special Halloween episodes, as previously reported. But there’s no need to wait until Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31 to get a taste of the delicious drama: Soap Opera Network sat down with some of the aforementioned stars to get the scoop on the special episodes, which you can read about after the jump!
Now that “The Young and the Restless’” newest castmember, Justin Hartley, has been given the all-clear to start commenting on taking over the role of Adam Newman, he’s letting ‘er rip! First, he spoke about filling the shoes of previous portrayer Michael Muhney, and now he’s spilling details about Adam’s return to Genoa City, stating: “There’s damage control to be done!”
It’s been said that the remaining four network television soaps are like all-star sports teams, consisting of the best of the best of actors in the daytime community. But the latest casting announcement for the online soap opera “Youthful Daze” shoots it right up into the Big Leagues: Trevor St. John (ex-Todd Manning/Victor Lord, “One Life to Live”), Bryan Craig (Morgan Corinthos, “General Hospital”), Chrishell Stuase (Jordan Ridgeway, “Days of our Lives;” ex-Amanda Dillon, “All My Children”) and Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing, “GH;” ex-Whip Jones, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) have joined the series, which already boasts a cast with a couple of recognizable names in the industry!
You asked, and we answered! Following Soap Opera Network’s report that former “Days of our Lives” star Matt Cedeno (ex-Brandon Walker) would be appearing on an upcoming episode of ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy,” your enthusiasm was so great, we reached out to the star to see if he’d spill additional details about his appearance. And guess what? Not only was he more than happy to discuss his sitcom role (which airs Wednesday, October 22), he also opened up about starring in 50 Cent’s drama series, “Powers,” his reaction to Alison Sweeney’s departure as “DAYS’” Sami and much more!
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy: “The Price Is Right” has launched a national male model search of epic proportions!After sorting through hundreds of hopefuls found online and at casting calls in Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Dallas and Spartanburg, South Carolina, the show asked 30 young men to come on down and compete to win a one-week modeling contract. The kicker: All of the excitement will be shown to fans via a special five-episode, reality-style web elimination series that begins next week!
“The Young and the Restless’” Judith Chapman (Gloria Fisher Abbott) is one busy dame as of late: In addition to preparing to play “Gone With the Wind’s” Vivien Leigh in an upcoming stage performance, the actress is also set to make an appearance on “The Bold & the Beautiful!”
Great balls of fire: This year marks the 75th anniversary of “Gone With the Wind,” and to celebrate the occasion, “The Young and the Restless’” Judith Chapman (Gloria Abbott) is taking to the stage in “Vivien,” a journey into the triumph and madness of celebrated actress Vivien Leigh, who portrayed Scarlett O'Hara in the beloved film.
Remember the sizzling summer appearance “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Jennifer Gareis (Donna Forrester) made on “The Young and the Restless?” Well, so did the Genoa City powers that be, as they’ve asked the actress to come back for more!
The last year for former “One Life to Live” actor Sean Ringgold (ex-Shaun Evans) has unfolded almost as if his real life is a daytime soap opera: First, the actor-turned-bodyguard was accused of sexual abuse and rape, and now he’s finally putting the ordeal to rest after a New Jersey court cleared him of the serious charges.
When Soap Opera Network broke the news that Justin Hartley’s first airdate as Adam Newman would be Wednesday, November 5, it felt like the actor’s Genoa City premiere date couldn’t come fast enough. And now that the actor has finally spoken up about joining the sudser in a new interview, the anticipation is even greater! Some fans have expressed their fear that taking over the role — which was previously played by Michael Muhney — will be an uphill battle for the actor, and guess what? He’s not only aware of the challenges, but is tackling them head on!
As Soap Opera Network previously reported, former “Guiding Light” and “One Life to Live” star Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie Spaulding; ex-Stacy Morasco) was facing up to four years in prison after allegedly attacking a woman in a West Hollywood bar in December of 2013, but a sentencing in court on Friday, October 17, left her with a much lesser punishment for the crime: Three years of formal probation and 45 days working for the California Department of Transportation.
Strolling into a large and quiet stage space just north of Hollywood, “Days of our Lives’” James Scott (ex-EJ DiMera) looks as gorgeous as ever. But it’s not the “tall, dark and handsome” thing he usually emanates that’s turning heads. Rather, it’s a calm, relaxed and seriously happy vibe that’s giving him a remarkable glow and an aura of magnetism. You don’t want to sit next to him because he’s cute; you want to sit next to him because he’s happy. So much so, it appears it just might rub off. And the reason that the actor is all smiles? He tells Soap Opera Network that, completely free of a soap opera contract for the first time in 10 years after a combined run as EJ and “All My Children’s” Ethan Cambias, he is well-rested, inspired, and looking forward to the next chapter in his thus-far very charmed life.

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