That was fast. One day after my Blind Item about Eden Riegel heading to The Young and the Restless, which Soaps In Depth confirmed, sources say ABC is gearing up to recast the role of Bianca Montgomery.
"ABC is definitely going to recast," says one mole.
Reportedly ABC made the star an offer to reassume the role of Bianca recently and are smarting that she decided to go with the number one-rated soap opera, The Young and the Restless. A source in the know says it has never been about money for Riegel, it's always been about story, and that ABC only became truly interested in bringing Riegel back to the canvas once they learned she was in talks to go to Y&R.
BAM REUNITED. Okay, okay, enough teasing! You know the awesomely fantastic blind item I've been tormenting you with all morning? Well Soaps In Depth just officially broke it! That's right folks, our girl Eden Riegel is joining the cast of The Young and the Restless as a recast for the role of Heather Stevens, currently played by Vail Bloom. You know yours truly is over the moon about the news, especially since I was the first to say Riegel should head on over to Genoa City to reunite with her sexylicious BFF and former All My Children love interest Elizabeth Hendrickson— who now plays fashionista Chloe on Y&R— when Luke and I interviewed Riegel and Hendrickson in April of 2009.
Good news for All My Children fans. SOAPnet is reporting Julia Barr, Eden Riegel and Leven Rambin will be returning for its upcoming 40th Anniversary episode. This comes after news of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos returning to their soap alma mater. Eva La Rue–who said she'd return if scheduling allowed–is also set to return. Find out which other former stars are returning for the special episode at SOAPnet.
Wouldn't it be great if all these names were returning for good?
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Funny girl Eden Riegel is reacting to the shocking news that James Franco is joining General Hospital. Check out what she had to say to followers on her Twitter page.
How crazy is this whole James Franco to GH thing? I've never wanted to play a mafia princess so much in my life!
Now there's an Imaginary Bitches epsiode, "Imaginary Mafia Princess!"
My girls are BACK! Catherine and Heather straight BROUGHT IT on tonight's Very Special Episode of Imaginary Bitches, and Mrs. Garrett wasn't even there to help them accept why some girls are tomboys! Those other yahoos (Eden Riegel, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Brooke Nevin, Connie Fletcher Staton, Jessalyn Gilsig, Roger Newcomb and Damon Jacobs) didn't do half bad either. Oh who am I kidding, for once C and H's flesh and designer dressed costars actually held their own! Especially Riegel and Gilsig in the best catfight since Krystal Carrington beat Alexis Colby's ass in a fashion design studio during the Dynasty reunion movie! READ MORE