In an exclusive from Michael Logan of TV Guide this morning in a call with Jill Farren Phelps he has learned who will be returning to be at the memorial for the one and only Jeanne Cooper's character, Katherine Chancellor.
"Among the stars returning for the flashback-packed tribute are Lauralee Bell (Christine), Tricia Cast (Nina), Patty Weaver (Gina), Adrienne Frantz (Amber), Beau Kazer (Brock) and '80s rock sensation Michael Damian (Danny) who will perform, "That's When I'll Stop Loving You." The ceremony will be conducted by Father Todd Williams, the recurring character played by Cooper's real-life son Corbin Bernsen."
JFP promised "Katherine being Katherine, she will continue to orchestrate things from on high — just as she always did on earth. Letters from Mrs. C. to several top characters, including Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott), Jill (Jess Walton), Victor (Eric Braeden) and Paul (Doug Davidson) will arrive.+
"Phelps says Nikki's letter will trigger a major plot for Thomas Scott, "one that will haunt her character and pull in many players as we go into the fall. It's a real front-and-center story, the kind the fans have been asking for. Jill's letter sets up a mystery that will, at first, drive her absolutely crazy. Paul's letter from Katherine tells him to 'Follow his heart.' Christine also gets a letter but I can't talk about that one just yet." Victor's letter is also a big secret — but that's because he's not going to share it with anyone."
In episodes airing Sept. 3 and 4, the citizens of Genoa City — past and present — will gather at "Chancellor Park", a sprawling new set for the CBS soap, where they will pay their final respects to "the Duchess."
YR can be seen weekdays on CBS at 12:30 p.m./est and on TVGN weeknights at 7 p.m.
Much thanks to Michael Logan. Read the whole article here