01:28 PM EDT 05/06/2013
Originally posted 05/01/2013 11:45AM
CBS soap The Young and the Restless leads the pack for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy awards with 23 nominations, the academy announced Wednesday. They are followed by ABC rival General Hospital with 19.
The award ceremony will be held June 16 in Beverly Hills, Calif., televised for the second year on the cable network HLN.
PBS' venerable children's show Sesame Street and the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives both earned 17 nominations.
Originally posted 02/26/2013 10:40AM
The doctor is in. Again.
Rick Springfield, 63, will reprise his role as Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital for several episodes in April, he tells PEOPLE exclusively.
As the ABC soap opera marks its 50th anniversary, the "Jessie's Girl" singer will also be joined by his son, Liam Springthorpe, who will make his debut appearance on the show as an undercover cop.
Springfield, who last appeared on the show in March 2012, says the good doctor has a lot of personal baggage to deal with.
"He lost his wife and became a drunk and regretted all these terrible, sinful ways and then cleaned his act up when he almost died from the alcohol," says Springfield. "Now he disappears all the time, going to Doctors Without Borders and going around the world helping people. I guess he's gone from a drunk to being incredibly altruistic. I'm not nearly as altruistic as Noah Drake is."
Originally posted 09/17/2012 03:35PM
John Ingle, a stalwart on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital for two decades, died on Sunday, a representative for the show confirmed to PEOPLE. He was 84.
In a posting on Facebook Monday, his family said: "Father, Husband, Grandan, Great Grandan, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Teacher, Inspirer, Mentor: May You Soar with the Angels. You will forever hold a special place in the deepest corners of our hearts."
Frank Valentini, executive producer of General Hospital, on which Ingle played calculating patriarch Edward Quartermaine from 1992 until last week, also Tweeted: "With great sadness, I share the news of John Ingle's passing. We love him and will miss him. John will always be a part of the #GH family."
Originally posted 02/09/2011 07:15PM
Port Charles has an Oscar nominee in its midst! Well, sort of.
James Franco, who's up for an Academy Award for his work in 127 Hours, is returning to ABC's daytime drama General Hospital as performance artist Franco.
The actor, who is also hosting the Oscars with Anne Hathaway, will appear the soap on episodes airing Feb. 25 and Feb 28 (at 3 p.m. ET) to "wreak havoc" on the fictional town of Port Charles, according to a release from ABC, and to "make an important phone call to his nemesis Jason Morgan" (played by Steve Burton), who appears in a behind-the-scenes shot with Franco.
Originally posted 05/18/2010 02:05PM
Watch out, Port Charles: James Franco is back.
After a two-month stint last fall on General Hospital, the actor returns next month, continuing his "obsessive vendetta," leaving a "tangled web of clues" for his pursuers and taking townspeople on an alliterative "wild ride of mystery, music, murder and mayhem."
"The hospital," producers say in a statement, "will be in peril."
Which is just fine for the Pineapple Express star. "Working on General Hospital was a great experience," he tells PEOPLE. "I love the cast, writers, directors and producers. They have become a new family for me. I can't wait for the work we will do this summer. – Zach Haberman
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