From big exits, to real-life friendships, to criticism, we've got the latest on your favorite soaps!

Saying Goodbye to Y&R's Abby and Arturo

The Young and the Restless’s Jason Canela—who plays Arturo—has completed his run quicker than some viewers expected, saying via social media that he is grateful to the dedicated audience of soap fans “who have been so welcoming since day 1!”

While this means that Abby and Arturo won’t be finding their happily ever after together, Canela continued via Twitter that “the Rosales family will still be cooking up some drama in Genoa City,” urging fans to “keep looking out for them and showing them all the love they deserve.”

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B&B's Katherine Kelly Lang is Heading to Australia!

Soap Opera Digest's Stephanie Sloane chatted with The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, who recently returned from filming I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here in Australia! Lang tells Sloane that though she only lasted for eight days on the show —which challenges contestants to live in the wilderness with 12 strangers.

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This is Us Meets Days of Our Lives

This is Us star Chrissy Metz recently opened up to Sloane about her longtime friendship with Days of Our Lives favorite Linsey Godfrey!

Metz told Sloane that as Florida natives who roomed together during their early days in Los Angeles, she and Godfrey “shared a lot of laughs” as they both worked toward careers in entertainment. Metz said that she watches her pal on 'Days' when she’s home, and now that they’re both on NBC, she would “love to visit her at the set!”

Dealing with Criticism

When you have fans that have been watching your show for decades, occasional criticism is inevitable—but your favorite soap stars just let it roll right off their shoulders!

Young and the Restless's Bryton James told Sloane “Anytime I read that I am boring, it motivates me to bring something different or unexpected to scenes.” Olivia Rose Keegan of Days of Our Lives said she takes tweets telling her that she is “the most annoying person in the world” as reassurance of a job well done:

“Since that’s the character I play, my reaction [to hate messages] is ‘thank you, that’s what I’m supposed to do!’”—Olivia Rose Keegan

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General Hospital's Kin Shriner added that the most memorable criticism he’s ever received is that he should “sue his barber.” Hey...it could be worse!

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Teddi Mellencamp

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Teddi Mellencamp will reportedly not be appearing on upcoming seasons of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Beginning with season 8, Mellencamp has been a regular member of the RHOBH cast. The finale of season 10 recently aired, leaving fans waiting for filming to begin again. According to an exclusive source with Dailymail.com, Mellencamp will not be returning.

The anonymous source, who was listed as a "production insider," told Daily Mail that the RHOBH producers found Teddi Mellencamp to be "boring and stale." They also noted that the other cast members do not particularly like her.

The insider said:

"She is boring and stale and does not offer anything to the franchise with her robotic and staged delivery when interacting with the other cast members."

Mellencamp was reportedly almost cut last season but the producers decided to give her a second chance. At this point in time, the decision seems final.

Bravo has yet to comment about the casting decision.

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FX released a brand new trailer for Black Narcissus, a three-part mini series airing in one night.

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