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Rick Springfield returning to General Hospital

Rick Springfield is returning to General Hospital for a handful of episodes in March. Entertainment Weekly report the actor will be bringing his character of Dr. Noah Drake back to Port Charles once more. Springfield will return to the set of the medical drama this month for several episodes which will air in March. The actor last reprised the role in 2008 – he originally took on the role in

Kristen Alderson signs long term General Hospital contract

One Life to Live actress Kristen Alderson has signed a long-term contract with General Hospital to continue playing her character of Starr Manning on  the ABC medical soap. The actress took to Twitter to announce that her alter ego of Starr will be sticking around in Port Charles for quite some time. The actress told her followers ‘Just signed my General Hospital contract! 3 years!’Alderson was one of several One

Bill Kenwright to return to Coronation Street

Bill Kenwright is to reprise his role of Gordon Clegg, son of Rovers barmaid Betty Williams, in Coronation Street. The character will return to Weatherfield for the funeral of Betty – actress Betty Driver died late last year. Producers have since been working out how to best pay tribute to the actress and the character. Gordon Clegg was originally introduced as the son of Betty’s sister Maggie Clegg (Irene Sutcliffe)

Former Soap Star’s suicide over demise of his dog

American soap actor Nick Santino, who has appeared in long running sagas such as Guiding Light and All My Children, committed suicide a day after his dog was put to sleep. Santino had his pet pit bull called Rocco put to sleep after a long running issue over the pet with his New York apartment’s owners it is reported. “Today I betrayed my best friend and put down my best

Dirty Soap axed by E!

E! has axed its fly-on-the-wall series Dirty Soap which followed the lives of several stars of daytime soap. The eight-part reality series aired on E! last September through to November but won’t be back for a second series according to cast member Jenna Gering who tweeted ‘So the word is that Dirty Soap is NOT being picked up for another season. Thanks to all of u who watched. You all

Lesley-Anne Down dropped from The Bold and the Beautiful

British actress Lesley-Anne Down has been dropped from the regular cast of CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. The actress has not been offered a new contract with the daytime serial and will not remain part of the regular cast; she will however continue to appear in a recurring capacity. The news of Down’s departure, of sorts, from The Bold and the Beautiful was broken by her official

Jessie Wallace to take a break from EastEnders

Jessie Wallace has been temporarily written out of EastEnders. The actress, who plays Kat Moon in the soap, has reportedly been written out for three months – requiring last minute changes to storylines. The Sun reports that bosses have given Wallace the time off to deal with her spilt from partner Vince Morse. “Jessie’s worked solidly since her wedding nightmare and had already come back early from what would have

General Hospital ratings continue to drop

ABC‘s sole remaining soap, General Hospital, saw its ratings drop once again last week while the other remaining daytime soaps in America all gained viewers. In the first week following the finale of ABC’s One Life to Live it would seem that viewers have not migrated to the only other soap on the broadcaster now; General Hospital. The medical saga saw its ratings fall against the previous week while the

Jill Phelps to launch new soap for Nickelodeon

Former General Hospital showrunner Jill Phelps is launching a new soap for Nickelodeon. Phelps, who helmed the ABC medical soap for ten years, is teaming up with producer Josh Griffiths to launch Reach for a Star for Nickelodeon. The soap is based on the Mexican tele-novela Alcanzar Una Estrella. So far Nickelodeon has ordered episode episodes of the soap.  Production is due to get underway in March with casting currently

More One Life to Live actors heading to General Hospital?

Several more One Life to Live actors could be heading to General Hospital. ABC Soaps in Depth report that two more One Life to Live actors could crossover to General Hospital in the forthcoming months. The medical soap’s new show-runner is Frank Valentini who held the same position at OLTL up until ABC’s cancellation. Valentini then signed a deal with Prospect Park to remain onboard when the daytime serial moved