Several fan favorites will return to take part in the highly-anticipated episodes, reports TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan. Lauralee Bell (Cricket), Tricia Cast, (Nina), Michael Damian (Danny), Adrienne Frantz (Amber), Patty Weaver (Gina) and Beau Kazer (Brock) will all be on hand, along with Cooper’s real-life son Corbin Bernsen portraying Father Todd, who will officiate the funeral. READ MORE
Showrunner Jill Farren Phelps stated:
Katherine knew she was dying and made it clear she didn't want a sad event where everyone wore black and was miserable. She wanted a celebration and that's exactly what she's getting.
On this past Friday's installment of CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless, billionaire Katherine Chancellor's (the late Jeanne Cooper) loved ones were summoned to her estate via cryptic post cards from various spots around the globe. This week, Jill (Jess Walton), Victor (Eric Braeden), Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott), Esther (Kate Linder) and the rest of those who loved Mrs. C. learn the awful truth — the grande dame is no more. Watch the promo for this week's Y&R, as well as Monday's teaser, after the jump! READ MORE
There won't be a dry eye at the Chancellor Mausoleum—Jill's (Jess Walton) nickname for that house, not mine—Friday on The Young and the Restless, as Kay's (the late Jeanne Cooper) friends and family gather together in her honor. We are crossing our fingers, our toes and any other body parts with the capability of crossing, in hopes Y&R gets this right.
Judging from the above, exclusive pic of Jill, Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Victor (Eric Braeden), they're off to a good start! Genoa City will never be the same. READ MORE
Stop the wishful casting, kids. Soap Opera Digest is reporting The Young and the Restless has put the brakes on finding yet another actor to play the role of Tucker McCall. READ MORE
The late Jeanne Cooper’s work ethics never ceased to amaze her colleagues. Days of Our Lives firecracker Elieen Davidson recently chatted with We Love Soaps and discussed how Cooper always brought her A-game while the two were on The Young and the Restless. Here's an excerpt:
WE LOVE SOAPS: We recently lost daytime legend Jeanne Cooper. Could you share some thoughts on what it was like to work with her?
EILEEN DAVIDSON: She was really an amazing person...never complained...had the same call times and working just as much as we all were. I remember I was working with her in a storyline just a couple of years ago and we were in a hospital scene at 9 o'clock at night. She had a big monologue and somebody mentioned she had just turned 80. I knew she had just had a birthday but I thought she turned 70. I was like, "You've got to be kidding me." I will never complain about anything again. She was just that good, and that humble about everything. She was also a stinker, very funny, very raunchy woman, and really just a joy to work with. READ MORE
Marie has released a sneak peek at Marie Osmond's interview with Corbin Bernsen, to commemorate the passing of his mother, The Young and the Restless’ Jeanne Cooper. During the chat, Osmond commends the actor on how he used social media to keep fans abreast of what was happening during his mother's final days. Watch a few clips from Bernsen's June 5 appearance on Hallmark Channel's Marie after the jump!