Daytime Dial

Wedding bells rang for Ricky Martin! (former Miguel on ”General Hospital). ”I’m a husband, but we’re doing a heavy party in a couple of months, I’ll let you know,” he told E Entertainment news. ”We exchanged vows … and we’ve signed all the papers that we needed to sign and everything … It feels amazing! I can’t introduce him as my fiance. I can’t. He’s my husband. He’s my man.” The pair began dating in 2016. Martin stars in ”The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” which premiered on Wednesday, January 17, on FX.

When I met Martin, he had flowing, golden locks. The former member of the singing group Menudo sweetly admitted that while he could sing any song, he had a hard time speaking English. He was very thankful for his GH teammates and their patience. He offered an example: ”The other day Miguel had to order a ham sandwich with mustard, and it took five takes. I kept saying I wanted a mustard sandwich with mustard. Finally the line was changed to ‘I want a sandwich.”’

Jeanne Cooper, who played Katherine for over 50 years, was a forthright dame. She did not get along with Brenda Dickson, who originally played Jill. She relished the spider scene, where a real, but harmless tarantula was used. ”I loved tossing that basket at her!” She and Jess Walton, who took over as Dickson, were close friends. As for Rhodes, Cooper loved working with him. ”Just look at that man,” she chortled, ”Plus, he can act and comes to the set knowing his lines. What’s not to love?” It’s too bad he was written out so soon.

”Days of Or Lives” is planning a murder mystery for February sweeps. Andre (Thaao Penghlis) is found dead in the living room of the Dimera mansion. The suspect list is long — so many to pick from! Chad, Kate, Anna, Roman, Eve or Stephen? While the story is dynamite, Penghlis’ leaving is not the bomb. Penghlis, who has been on and off the show a myriad of times only has one wish for every time he is written out: no goodbye cake. ”I call them the cakes of death. Fire me, but do not make me smile about it for a photo op,” he has said. There are rumors that the actor will return to play the dashing good guy — Tony. Yes, Anna has his ashes in an urn. This is ”Days of Our Lives” — anyone can come back from the dead. Just ask Stefano, Will and Abby.

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