— Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days of our Lives) spoke out on the Today show as well as CNN about the tape which surfaced about Donald Trump and Billy Bush making lewd comments. On Today, Zucker revealed that she wasn’t shocked about Trump’s comments: “Not with that type of personality… which is why it doesn’t mean a lot to me.”
Zucker noted that “they are offensive comments for women, period,” but looks to the bright side as she hoped that the video’s release would teach her 6-year-old daughter (with ex-husband and former co-star Kyle Lowder [ex-Brady]) how to handle things if she ever found herself in a similar situation. “I want to teach my daughter that if she ever gets put in a situation, like mommy is right now, that she will hold her head high as well. And if she’s learned anything from it, how can she share this with other women or young girls or whoever is around her, young boys even. I think young men can learn from this, of how not to be in front of women or when they’re speaking about women. I’m ready to use it in a proper way. I’m ready to use it for positivity. I’m ready to use it for women to step forward and to do good things in my life and for other people.”
— Coming up this week on Days of our Lives (NBC/Global): Deimos (Vincent Irizarry) has surprising news about Xander (Paul Telfer) on Monday (October 17). With his family and friends in danger on Tuesday (October 18), John (Drake Hogestyn) quickly decides to give himself up to save Marlena (Deidre Hall), Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves).
On Wednesday (October 19), Justin (Wally Kurth) races across town to check on Adrienne (Judi Evans). Theresa (Jen Lilley) confesses to Brady (Eric Martsolf) the truth behind Xander’s incarceration on Thursday (October 20).
Sonny (Freddie Smith) tries to talk to Paul (Christopher Sean) about the “moment” they shared, but a face from Paul’s past interrupts them on Friday (October 21). Nicole (Arianne Zucker) reveals to Deimos that Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) is indeed carrying his child. Coming soon: Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) sets up a romantic surprise for Steve (Stephen Nichols).
— Soap vet Patricia Barry has passed away at the age of 93. The actress played Addie Horton on Days of our Lives from 1971-74, Peg English on All My Children from 1980-81 and Sally Gleason on Guiding Light from 1984-87.
— Coming up this week on The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV Two): Bill (Don Diamont) and Katie (Heather Tom) come face-to-face for the first time since their tumultuous divorce on Monday (October 17). RJ (Anthony Turpel) puts pressure on Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) to stop Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) from marrying another man. The Forrester family is stunned by the sudden change in Eric’s (John McCook) health condition on Tuesday (October 18). Feeling guilty about her situation with Wyatt (Darin Brooks), Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) makes a decision to do right by him.
Ridge attempts to give Eric a second change on Wednesday (October 19) and do the right thing for their family. On Thursday (October 20), with Forrester Creations in jeopardy, Ridge nudges Brooke to move forward in her plan to marry Bill. When Eric and Quinn (Rena Sofer) solidify their marriage, he adds a family member to their new household.
On Friday (October 21), Eric asks Quinn and Wyatt to act on his behalf at Forrester Creations until he makes a full recovery. Bill receives criticism for still wanting to marry Brooke while knowing she is being pressured by Ridge. Coming soon: Rick (Jacob Young) forces Ridge to rethink his plan.
— Coming up this week on General Hospital (ABC/City): Jason (Billy Miller) shows his support to Carly (Laura Wright) on Monday (October 17). Nelle (Chloe Lanier) tries to help Sonny (Maurice Benard). TJ (Tequan Richmond) makes a wrong assumption about Curtis’ (Donnell Turner) questions. Tracy (Jane Elliot) takes Lucy (Lynn Herring) to task. Liz (Elizabeth Herbst) laments over the future of her job. Hayden (Rebecca Budig) makes a bold move to help Finn (Michael Easton) on Tuesday (October 18). Franco (Roger Howarth) hatches a plan to reopen the hospital Laura (Genie Francis) reveals her plans to sell Wyndemere. Griffin (Matt Cohen) struggles to come to terms with a choice that he made. Anna (Finola Hughes) discusses a job opportunity with Andre (Anthony Montgomery).
Griffin is put to the test on Wednesday (October 19). Maxie (Kirsten Storms) is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Hayden calls Finn out on his feelings for her. Ava (Maura West) has a tense encounter with Sonny and is later caught snooping. Hayden proves that she is more than capable of handling herself and getting what she wants. Michael (Chad Duel) gets Carly to face the facts on Thursday (October 20). Nelle confronts Ava. Claudette (Bree Williamson) makes a plea. Sonny’s dreams get the better of him.
On Friday (October 21), Anna is struck by a familiar face. Lulu (Emme Rylan) helps Laura get ready for a date with Kevin (Jon Lindstrom). Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason discuss their future. Desperate Claudette makes a plea. Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) makes Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) a promise. Coming soon: Charlotte is introduced to Laura. Scottie (Kin Shriner) provokes Sonny.
— Emily Wilson (ex-Ellie, General Hospital) will be hosting the new inspiration series The Hero Effect beginning Nov. 12 on OWN (in the U.S.). The series showcases the true stories of ordinary people are doing extraordinary things in their communities. It will cover issues like army veterans, human trafficking, foster care as well as early childhood education. NFL star and Dancing of the Stars winner Donald Driver will serve as co-host.
— Coming up this week on The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global): Patty’s (Stacy Haiduk) antics concern Paul (Doug Davidson) on Monday (October 17 — Canadian episode). Kevin (Greg Rikaart) comes to Mariah’s (Camryn Grimes) aid. Billy (Jason Thompson) needles Phyllis (Gina Tognoni). On Tuesday (October 18), Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) implicates herself. Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) encounters a painful reminder of Adam. Ashley (Eileen Davidson) must make a difficult decision.
Jack (Peter Bergman) takes a stand at Jabot on Wednesday (October 19). Billy encounters trouble. Hilary (Mishael Morgan) goes too far at GC Buzz. Victor (Eric Braeden) faces down a new rival on Thursday (October 20). Abby (Melissa Ordway) reconsiders her marriage. Sharon (Sharon Case) avoids the truth.
— Young & The Restless (@YRInsider) October 14, 2016