Jeanne Cooper by Robert Voets/CBS, Vincent Irizzary by Yolanda Perez/ABC
Storm Warming: A state-of-the-art tornado will hit All My Children's Pine Valley Oct. 16. "We're taking CGI effects to the next level," head writer Chuck Pratt says. "We're not just breaking the fourth wall, we're breaking the third wall, too. It's big, groundbreaking stuff." The devastation continues Oct. 23 when fan fave Vincent Irizarry returns to the soap as evil doc David Hayward.

Double trouble: Veteran actress Jeanne Cooper - Kay on The Young and the Restless - finally won her first competitive Emmy this summer, after 11 nominations and a lifetime-achievement award. Will she make it two in a row? Cooper should have won the gold back in 1990 when she doubled as Kay's look-alike Marge, a greasy-spoon waitress with dubious morals, and may finally get her due. My spies tell me Marge will return to the show this fall, just as the unstoppable Cooper turns 80.

Boss No More: There's been a big power shift at the No. 1 soap. Josh Griffith is out as exec producer of Y&R after weeks of termination rumors. His replacement: ex Guiding Light chief Paul Rauch. - Michael Logan