Cooper originated the role of Katherine Chancellor on the hit CBS soap in 1973.
Daytime Confidential is reporting that Melissa Ordway is joining The Young and the Restless as Abby Carlton, replacing Emme Rylan.
Ordway, who was previously seen on Hollywood Heights will step into the role on April 22.
Soap Opera Digest is reporting Marcy Rylan has join the cast of General Hospital as Lulu Spencer Falconeri, replacing Julie Marie Berman, who has decided to leave the sho
The soap vet, who is now going by Emme Rylan, had recently returned to The Young and the Restless in a recurring capacity.
Fan fave Brandon Barash took to twitter to announce he is leaving the soap he has called home since September 2007. Below is the tweet with Barash joking about the NBA.
“With a bittersweet, heavy heart, I announce my time at GH has come to an end, as I have chosen to move on & pursue my NBA career. I love u all.”
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that fan faves Vanessa Marcil (Brenda) and Ingo Rademacher (Jax) will return to General Hospital for the 50th anniversary of the show.
Prospect Park has announced that both All My Children and One Life to Live will begin production on February 25, 2013. New episodes of the soaps will debut later this spring.
McClain made the announcement on her website.
“Since word got out that AMC/PP contacted me, I thought it was best to wait a bit until I confirmed it out of respect for the fact I am still sorting out the details of the situation. However, I feel confident in telling you that I will be a part of the AMC Internet Re-boot. I am very excited about the possibilities for the show in this medium and want to help give it every chance at success.
As you probably know by now, I am fascinated with all the many possibilities for creative expression that the Internet has to offer. I have a feeling the show will find many new opportunities for connecting with fans and I look forward to being a part of that as well.
I am also thrilled that Ginger Smith, who has worked on AMC for as long as I can remember, is finally getting the chance to helm the show. There are few people that know and love AMC as much as Ginger. I know for a fact she is doing everything in her power to make the show as wonderful for the long time fans as she possibly can.
Thank you all so much for your well wishes and support.”
Debbi Morgan (Angie, AMC) and Robin Strasser (Dorian, OLTL) both revealed on twitter when production would start for the reboot of All My Children and One Life to Live. All My Children will start taping on Feb. 25, 2013 and One Life to Live will begin taping on March 11, 2013.
The three popular stars will have to make a mandatory exit from General Hospital by February 8th as a result from a legal battle between ABC and Prospect Park as reported earlier today by Soap Opera Digest.
“General Hospital is excited about Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson, and Roger Howarth staying on the show and we are exploring ways to allow that to happen,” said a General Hospital spokesperson.
Expect to see the characters on the canvas through March.