Wishful Casting: Erik Valdez as Hayley and Mateo’s Son Enzo Santos on The New All My Children

As Daytime Confidential readers have been aware of since last November, cutie Erik Valdez (ex-Trey) has been let go by General Hospital. The talented, energetic actor and business man (He runs his own graphic design firm!) spoke out about his exit in the Jan. 21 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Said Valdez:

"I can't say that I'm super happy about it, but this is the nature of  the industry and I'm by no means bitter about it."

DC’s 10 Worst Soap Opera Couples of 2012

No. 10: Neil and Harmony, The Young and the Restless

We're sure the brass at The Young and the Restless hoped pairing uptight, buppie Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) with another sassy, sistah from the streets would generate the same kind of heat Neil's relationship with street urchin-turned-fashionista Drucilla Barber (Victoria Rowell) accomplished in the 90's. It didn't.

Man, was it painful to watch two popular, talented soap stars like St. John as Debbi Morgan—as promiscuous, recovering crackhead Harmony— attempt to manufacture chemistry where there obviously wasn't any to be found. 



General Hospital Stars Have Fun Under The Orlando Sun (PHOTOS)

Brandon Barash and Haley Pullos were among the current and former General Hospital stars who escaped California for a series of Fall Getaway events in Orlando, Florida on November 3 and 4. Bradford Anderson re-united with former screen partner Jen Lilley and shared the stage with Emily Wilson, who plays Spinelli’s new love interest Ellie. Kelly Sullivan, Erik Valdez and Lindsey Morgan also mixed with fans and signed autographs at their respective events. See more photos after the jump!

The Chew Finds Out What General Hospital’s Erik Valdez and Ingo Rademacher Have Cookin’


All this week, ABC Daytime's The Chew has been going home with the stars of General Hospital, to find out if they can throw down in the kitchen. Check out a video clip below of Erik Valdez (Trey) making Mexican food for TV wife Lindsey Morgan (Kristina) on Venice Beach. Then watch Ingo Rademacher (Jax) at home with his young family in Hawaii!