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Antonio Sabato Jr.

Before becoming Thor for millions of fans in the "Thor" film series or "The Avengers" cinematic universe, actor Chris Hemsworth was probably best known for his role on the Australian soap "Home and Away," where he played Kimberly Jonathan "Kim" Hyde. Now a major movie star, Hemsworth has graced the cover of People Magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive!" He's not the only one though as several of daytime's biggest and brightest stars of today and yesterday have also made the annual list of sexy men, which hits newsstands today.

Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Dante Damiano, “The Bold and the Beautiful;” ex-Jagger Cates, “General Hospital”) has just recently been announced as a contestant on the 19th season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” but that’s not all that’s been keeping the former “Melrose Place” actor busy: He also has a brand new syndicated home improvement show debuting next week!

Season 19 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” will be hot, hot, hot! This season’s cast was announced today, and in addition to the many well-known celebs putting their hat in the ring for the popular mirror ball award are two former soap stars who will be hitting the dance floor, as well!

He played the very sexy Jagger Cates on ABC's "General Hospital" and SOAPnet's "General Hospital: Night Shift," but is ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" getting ready to welcome Antonio Sabato Jr. to the dance floor? That's what E! Online is reporting.

While Investigation Discovery has signed on several daytime soap stars for hosting duties as part of its daytime soap block beginning Monday, August 25, the network is featuring '80s and '90s primetime stars in its new Wednesday night original series, "Heartbreakers," which follows hunky Hollywood actors from both eras reunite on screen to portray real-life dreamboats who turned into total nightmares as shown in sensational, Aaron Spelling-esque style reminiscent of classic primetime soaps. The series takes true stories ripped from the headlines to show what really happens when the perfect catch turns out to be the perfect criminal.

Antonio Sabato Jr. may be known for his roles as Jagger Cates on “General Hospital,” Dante Damiano on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and Jack Parezi on “Melrose Place,” but he’s more than just a gorgeous soap star — which he’s proving as the host of the new design show “Fix It and Finish It!”

On On Sunday, June 15, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network presents an all-new episode of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" featuring several former daytime and primetime soap stars, along with Candy Spelling, the family matriarch famous for her 38-year marriage to legendary mega-producer Aaron Spelling, and who recently made headlines for her public feuds with daughter Tori. Spelling will be joined by "Knots Landing" veterans Joan Van Ark and Donna Mills and former "General Hospital" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" hunk Antonio Sabato Jr.

The last time People Magazine offerred a collector's edition of a soap opera was in September 2011, when the mag celebrated the life and history of the then canceled "All My Children." This time the magazine is celebrating the continued life and history of "General Hospital" with a special 50th Anniversary collector's edition that finds Luke and Laura Spencer (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis), Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms), Sonny Corinthos and Brenda Barrett (Maurice Benard and Vanessa Marcil), Duke Lavery and Anna Devane (Ian Buchanan and Finola Highes), and Jagger Cates (Antonio Sabato Jr.) gracing the cover.

As Soap Opera Network first noted last week, actor Jack Wagner has quietly returned to the set of ABC's "General Hospital" as he reprises the role of Frisco Jones on the daytime soap. According to set side sources and a recent report by TV Guide's Michael Logan, Wagner's return will coincide with "GH's" 50th Anniversary celebration. While details are scarce, sources tell Soap Opera Network that the network will kick off a week long celebration beginning with the Monday, April 1 broadcast that also happens to be the same day "General Hospital" aired its first episode 50 years prior.
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