Casting Quickies for World Turns and Restless
Lau of Attraction:
Laurence Lau by Steve Fenn/ABC
All My Children
(who can forget Greg and Jenny?) joins
As the World Turns
Aug. 18 as Brian Wheatley, who'll run Oakdale's new foundation for sick kids. Cougar alert: Look for granny Lucinda to get the hots for him.
Beth in Show:
, the incandescent actress who brought
The Young and the Restless
its very first acting Emmy (back in 1985), returns to the soap Aug. 13. Her character, Traci Abbott, shows up at a Jabot board meeting where they're choosing the next CEO. Her ex-hubby Brad wants the job but doesn't get it.
The Billy Club:
, brilliant but way too evil to stay in
's Pine Valley as psycho Richie Novak, will be the new Billy Abbott on
. The character's previous portrayers include Ryan Brown and Emmy winner David Tom. -