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.”

Jason Canela

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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 CelebrityGet 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.

Katherine Lang

I’m A Celebrity

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

Olivia Rose Keegan

Days of Our Lives

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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