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When three-time Emmy winner Sarah Brown
(Julia Larrabee) signed on for a short-term engagement with CBS's As the World Turns last summer, she probably never anticipated the amount of fan ire that her new role would generate.
While the continuing saga of Carly Corinthos
plays out on the television screen weekdays on ABC's General Hospital, the actress who portrays Carly is also in the middle of some drama of her own. Of course, the real-life drama doesn't involve arson or the mob.
Some General Hospital fans have been left scratching their heads with the announcement that NBC's Days of our Lives
has signed Billy Warlock
) to a contract. But will former AJ, Sean Kanan, return to Port Charles?
) has finally ended the speculation surrounding her future with General Hospital. The Emmy-nominated actress has opted not to renew her contract with the ABC soap.
As previously announced, three-time Emmy winner Sarah Brown
(Julia Larrabee) will be leaving CBS's As the World Turns. But will she be returning to General Hospital as Carly?
Former General Hospital star Stephen Martines
) has confirmed that he will be exiting Guiding Light later this spring. The actor asked to be released from his contract with Guiding Light.
The audition process is over and General Hospital has found its new Carly Corinthos. Less than one week after Tamara Braun
exits the role, actress Jennifer Bransford
will step into Carly's shoes.
ABC has now confirmed that Emmy winner Lesli Kay
) has been taken off contract with the show. The announcement puts to rest months of speculation regarding the Emmy-winning actress' status with the show. A spokesperson asserts, however, that Kay will continue to make appearances on the show.
Antonio Sabato Jr.
, who played Jagger Cates on ABC's General Hospital and also earned fame as a model for Calvin Klein, will join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful later this spring. Exactly who he will play on B&B is still a bit of a mystery.
Though talks came down to the wire, soap
has learned that Ted King
) has re-signed with General Hospital. There has been speculation in recent weeks that the actor might not agree to remain with the show.
In what can only be called a bizarre casting decision, General Hospital has booted Kristina Wagner
) from the role of Felicia. The role will, however, be recast.
According to a setside source, relative General Hospital newcomer Amy Grabow
) will exit the show in the coming weeks. A spokesperson for the show declined to comment on the rumor, saying that it is not show policy to discuss rumors or contracts.
Former Days of our Lives
villain Justin Melvey
(ex- Colin Murphy
) will join the cast of General Hospital this month in the newly created role of Andrew. In a somewhat ironic twist, the actor shares a lot in common with some of his soon-to-be castmates.
) will reprise her Emmy-winning role of ABC's General Hospital later this year. Though rumors of the actress' return have made the rounds on the Internet in recent years
, this time it's the real deal. ABC Daytime President Brian Frons confirmed the actress' return in a press release.
Over the past few days, posts on messages boards across the 'net have stated that actress Jennifer Bransford
) has been let go from General Hospital.
After only five months in the pivotal role of General Hospital's Carly Corinthos
, actress Jennifer Bransford
has been let go. As first reported last week by soap
, rumors of the actress' status with the show have been circulating for some time.
Though an official announcement from ABC is still pending, soap
has learned that Laura Wright
, Guiding Light
) will join the cast of General Hospital later this year in the role of Carly Corinthos.
In another surprise firing from the ABC soap, soapcentral.com has learned that actress Kari Wuhrer
) has been let go from General Hospital.
Some General Hospital fans are scratching their heads and wondering why the role of Lucas Jones
was suddenly recast in late September. After all, until recently the Lucas had been primarily a background character.
A blast from the past will be returning to General Hospital next month: actor-singer Rick Springfield (Noah Drake
) will be reprising the role he made famous back in the 1980s.
Emmy-winning soap opera veteran Lesli Kay
) will join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful at the end of November in the role of Felicia Forrester
. This will be the actress' third soap role since the summer of 2004.
Fans hoping that the long-running rumors claiming Alicia Leigh Willis
) would be leaving General Hospital are in for some very bad news. The actress has now confirmed that she has, in fact, decided not to renew her contract with the ABC soap.
As previous reported by soap
, '80s rocker Rick Springfield (Noah Drake
) returns to Port Charles for a handul of episodes next month. Springfield's return, which has been hyped in nearly every media outlet over the past month, brings the singer-slash-actor back to General Hospital for the first time in 22 years.
) is recuperating from surgery to repair a broken arm. The actor underwent surgery on his left arm on November 8th and was released from the hospital on November 10th. The injury required ABC to quickly scramble to recast the role of Nikolas while Christopher was in the hospital.
There's good new for fans of Emmy winner Rick Hearst
). The actor has just signed a new contract with the show.
(ex-Scott Baldwin) will wrap up his short-term stay on As the World Turns in early 2006. The actor's exit is dictated by storyline.