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  • Debuted on: April 1, 1963
  • Network: ABC
  • Created by: Frank & Doris Hursley
  • Takes place in: Port Charles, NY



  • Current Cast

    • Lexi Ainsworth as Kristina Corinthos Davis
    • Tajh Bellow as T.J. Ashford
    • Maurice Benard as Sonny Corinthos
    • Tamara Braun as Kim Nero
    • Steve Burton as Jason Morgan
    • Ryan Carnes as Lucas Jones
    • Leslie Charleson as Monica Quartermaine
    • Derk Cheetwood as Max Giambetti
    • Drew Cheetwood as Milo Giambetti
    • Matt Cohen as Griffin Munro
    • Celesta DeAstis as Francesca
    • William deVry as Julian Jerome
    • Risa Dorken as Amy Driscoll
    • Chad Duell as Michael Corinthos
    • Michael Easton as Hamilton Finn
    • Sonya Eddy as Epiphany Johnson
    • Scarlett Fernandez as Charlotte Cassadine
    • Lily Fisher as Georgie Spinelli
    • Genie Francis as Laura Collins
    • Max Gail as Mike Corbin
    • Kathleen Gati as Liesl Obrecht
    • Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis Davis
    • Elizabeth Hendrickson as Margaux Dawson
    • Carolyn Hennesey as Diane Miller
    • Briana Nicole Henry as Jordan Ashford
    • Rebecca Herbst as Elizabeth Webber
    • Lynn Herring as Lucy Coe
    • Roger Howarth as Franco Baldwin
    • Finola Hughes as Anna Devane
    • Wally Kurth as Ned Quartermaine
    • Cassandra James as Terry Randolph
    • Jon Lindstrom as Kevin & Ryan Collins
    • William Lipton as Cameron Webber
    • Lisa LoCicero as Olivia Falconeri Quartermaine
    • Katelyn MacMullen as Willow Tait
    • Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks
    • Coby Ryan McLaughlin as Hank / Shiloh
    • Billy Miller as Drew Cain
    • Kelly Monaco as Sam Morgan
    • O’Neill Monahan as Rocco Falconeri
    • Anthony Montgomery as Andre Maddox
    • Haley Alexis Pullos as Molly Lansing
    • Wes Ramsey as Peter August
    • James Read as Gregory Chase
    • Caden & Corben Rothweiler as Danny Morgan
    • Emme Rylan as Lulu Spencer Falconeri
    • Marc Anthony Samuel as Felix Dubois
    • Brytni Sarpy as Valerie Spencer
    • Parry Shen as Brad Cooper
    • Kin Shriner as Scott Baldwin
    • Michelle Stafford as Nina Reeves Cassadine
    • Deborah Strang as Betsy Frank
    • Garren Stitt as Oscar Nero
    • Kirsten Storms as Maxie Jones
    • James Patrick Stuart as Valentin Cassadine
    • Josh Swickard as Harrison Chase
    • Kelly Thiebaud as Britt Westbourne
    • Jessica Tuck as Cassandra Pierce
    • Donnell Turner as Curtis Ashford
    • Kristina Wagner as Felicia Jones
    • Kelsey Wang as Daisy
    • Vernee Watson as Stella Henry
    • TK Weaver as Danny Morgan
    • Hudson West as Jake Spencer
    • Maura West as Ava Jerome
    • Laura Wright as Carly Corinthos Jacks
    • John J. York as Mac Scorpio
    • Jacklyn Zeman as Bobbie Spencer
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    Special Thanks to Leo Logan (Willimantic, CT) for helping us keep this up to date

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    This Week On General Hospital



    January 14
    Sonny feels torn; Jason makes a promise; Ryan adds another name to his list; Sam agrees to support Kristina; Nina receives a veiled threat.
    January 15
    Josslyn is grateful to Cameron; Alexis runs into Oscar; Monica worries about Drew; Finn is anxious; Julian questions Willow's motives.
    January 16
    Carly feels guarded; Mike's condition worsens; Laura makes an announcement; Mac asks Peter to keep an eye on Maxie; Curtis has a heart-to-heart with Stella.
    January 17
    Sam is taken aback; Jason warns Drew about Shiloh; Alexis calls a meeting with Laura, Monica and Scott; Ana gets an update on her condition; Willow calls a parent teacher meeting with Lulu and Nina.
    January 18
    Ryan sets up a meeting with Carly; Sonny visits Morgan's grave; Lulu is disappointed with Peter's decision; Lucy thwarts Valentin's plan; Maxie is torn.
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    (News section last updated January 15, 2019)



    Best & Worst of '18: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    (12/30/18) Read our take on the year that was 2018.

    Including Highs & Lows from each soap, Wishes for the future, Best Newcomer and more.

    Read it all here!


    Katelyn MacMullen Opens up About Willow's Feelings for Chase and Michael on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (1/15/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Between her students, their parents, and her own grief over the baby she gave up for adoption, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Willow has her hands full — which is why finding a sweet guy like Chase was the last thing on her mind. “They came as a surprise to one another,” the teacher’s portrayer, Katelyn MacMullen, admitted to Soaps In Depth. “But Chase and Willow have potential, for sure, because for the most part, they’re honest with each other and have great chemistry.”

    The thing is, while Chase is fun and flirty, Willow also has chemistry with Michael… who happens to be her confidant! “Maybe it’s because they are sharing the same grief and opened up to each other about that when they couldn’t do that with anybody else,” MacMullen considered. “Michael became the person Willow talked to about everything. With Chase, for whatever reason, she feels she has to hide what she’s been through and who she is, to a degree. It’s a different thing drawing her to each man — it’s a body versus heart thing.”

    Michael’s connection to Brad and Lucas’ baby, however, complicates matters — in more ways than they even realize! Thanks to Nelle’s baby swap, Michael is now his own baby’s godfather. But Willow still believes Wiley is the son she gave up. “Finding out Michael is the godfather was very overwhelming,” MacMullen admitted. “On the one hand, it’s great, because he’s a great person — and of course, Willow wants her baby to have someone like that in his life. But on the other, it’s so awkward. And it makes her secret and the guilt she feels even more prominent.”

    As tense as it’s gotten with Michael, however, the actress suspects he can still give Chase a run for his money when it comes to capturing Willow’s heart for good. “It’s very possible,” MacMullen teased with a wink.

    The Truth Behind Anna's Vitreous Hemorrhage Diagnosis on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (1/15/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Fans were just as stunned as Anna when she suddenly went blind on GENERAL HOSPITAL. But what is a vitreous hemorrhage, and can her eyesight be restored?Thankfully, she’s got a good team on her side!

    Anna was at Kelly's with her son, Peter, when she suddenly got a terrible headache. While she could blame that on her recent phlebotomy treatment, she couldn’t explain why her vision suddenly turned dark and she found herself unable to see! Peter rushed her to the hospital where Finn was desperate for answers as Griffin ran tests. Eventually, Griff revealed that she had suffered a vitreous hemorrhage, but they had no idea why.

    A vitreous hemorrhage is the leakage of blood into the vitreous humor, the clear gel that fills the space between the lens and the retina of the eye. It can cause faint cobweb-like apparitions that float through the field of vision, blurry or reddish tint to vision, or brief flashes of light. The mildest cases will cause the cobweb-like “floaters” while extreme cases can cause seriously impaired vision. The hemorrhage can have various causes, including trauma, age-related macular degeneration, or a macroaneurysm. Treatments vary case by case, but the goal is to fix the cause of the hemorrhage as quickly as possible. Retinal tears can be repaired, while detached retinas are reattached surgically.

    However, before the doctors can repair Anna’s vitreous hemorrhage, they’ll need to figure out exactly what caused it in the first place. It can also take months for the body to clear all of the blood from the vitreous even after treatment, so Anna will have quite a rocky road in front of her. Might the loss of her eyesight be permanent?

    Steve Burton Reveals How Maurice Benard Inspired Him Not to Leave GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (1/13/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL were first introduced to Steve Burton as Jason Quartermaine back in 1991, but they may not be aware that they almost didn’t get to enjoy the character of Jason Morgan he became after the car accident! “Maurice Benard (Sonny) really took me under his wing,” Burton confided to Soaps In Depth of his early days on the soap. “Maurice and I didn’t really talk that much at first, but we saw each other around, and one day, we started talking. I was actually about to leave the show, and he said, ‘I’ve seen some of your work. You’re really good. Do you have a technique?’ I said, “I have no idea, man.’ And he said, ‘Man, I’d love to help you!’ I was like, ‘Awesome! Let’s do it!’

    “This was when I was still playing Jason Quartermaine,” he continued, “so I’d go to his house, and we’d rehearse and rehearse, and he’d teach me. I spent a lot of time with him and his family. I didn’t really have a teacher before, and it was like I was in acting class all the time.”

    Whether or not the bond between Benard and Burton inspired the GH writers to turn the Quartermaine heir into Sonny’s right-hand-man, but the actor suspects it may have played a part in it. “I don’t know whether that was the trigger or not,” Burton admitted, “but he is a huge mentor of mine and taught me a lot. It was just amazing. It changed my career, actingwise.”

    Burton also revealed the two most important lessons that he learned from his co-star and friend, both for his acting career and just for life in general. “First of all, you have to be honest with yourself,” he declared. “If you can’t be honest with yourself in life, you will never grow as a person. I found that to be true. Whether we like the truth or not, if you can be honest with yourself, you can grow as a person and an actor. And number two is, if it’s not there, never force it. No matter what you think a scene should be or what place you think you should be at as an actor, if it’s not there, do not force it. I still follow both of those suggestions today.”

    Laura Wright Reveals Why She Originally Turned Down the Role of Carly on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (1/11/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) When Laura Wright joined the cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL in 2005 as Carly Corinthos, she knew that the role was the perfect fit for her, but it almost didn't happen! “At first, I turned it down,” the actress confided to Soaps In Depth, “because I didn’t want to leave the East Coast, and I was nervous about moving my family.”

    At the time, Wright was living on the East Coast and starring as Cassie on the CBS sudser, GUIDING LIGHT, a role she’d been playing since 1997. “When my friend asked why I was so nervous to say yes, I told her I was afraid to leave GL. It’s been my family. It’s a part of me. Then she asked me if I thought I could do this part and I said, ‘Oh hell yeah. I was made to do the role!’ That was my answer. After playing Ally on LOVING and THE CITY and Cassie on GL, the next logical step was Carly. It all felt like prep for Carly.

    “I couldn’t have played her early on,” she continued. “I didn’t have the strength or confidence as an actor. I needed the experience and all the incredible actors who helped me become the actress I am today. I just didn’t yet have a lot of things I needed to play Carly.”

    But even though she felt like the GH heroine was the perfect role for her to tackle at that point in her career, Wright admitted that she still felt the pressure taking over the fan-favorite character. “Carly was a character fans had a complete love for, and there was definitely love for the first two actresses [Sarah Brown and Tamara Braun] who played her. They weren’t sold on the third [Jennifer Bransford], so I had to prove myself. I was concentrating on the dialogue and talking to the writers and finding out who she was — I really wanted to give the audience what they loved about Carly.”

    And if you ask GH fans today, they’ll agree that Wright has done an absolutely tremendous job making Carly her own, so it turns out she really was born for this role!

    Soap Alum In New Ad For PETA

    (1/11/19) Ignacio Serricchio (ex-Alex, Y&R; ex-Diego, GH) appears in a new ad for PETA Latino with his dog, Hero, that encourages people to treat their animals like family. “I don’t consider Hero to be just my pet—he’s my partner,” says Serricchio in a statement. “Taking him with me everywhere I go makes the experiences 10 times better. I saved his life when I rescued him from a man who abused him, and a year later, he saved mine after I lost my little brother. We need each other, and we share the same adventurous spirit and love for people. He’s a member of the family, and I encourage everyone who has animal companions to take their time to train them with lots of praise and treats and give them all the love and attention that they deserve.” For more information, please visit PETALatino.com.

    Sean Donely on GENERAL HOSPITAL — Everything You Need to Know

    (1/10/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Recently, Jordan made a call to Sean Donely on GENERAL HOSPITAL leading some longtime fans to recall the glory days of Port Charles in the ‘80s and newer viewers to wonder who that guy even is! Well, Sean first appeared back in 1984 when actor John Reilly joined GH as Robert Scorpio’s old boss from the WSB. He left the soap in 1995 but made an additional appearance on the GH spinoff, NIGHT SHIFT as well as one last visit to GH proper in 2013.

    When Sean first appeared, he was actually bored of retirement and wanted to challenge himself by going up against another experienced spy — namely his old friend, Scorpio. He kidnapped those close to Robert, but his hoped-for excitement turned to horror when he thought he’d accidentally killed Robert in the process. Thankfully, Scorpio turned up alive, and Sean was so relieved he didn’t even fight back when he arrested him.

    Sean and Robert made amends and teamed up to defeat the evil Mr. Wu in the Asian Quarter adventure. In gratitude, Robert made Sean godfather to his daughter, Robin Scorpio. During this time, Sean also had an affair with Monica Quartermaine which was vehemently opposed by both Alan and Edward Quartermaine.

    In 1987 Sean found himself on a hit list made by terrorists targeting spies. Robert returned to Port Charles to help him, and together with Anna Devane, Tiffany Hill, and Duke Lavery, they traveled to Mt. Rushmore and defeated the terrorists and their leader. Next, Sean suffered a bit of a mid-life crisis, and fell for Dr. Greta Ingstrom, but soon went back to his one, true love, Tiffany. The two were finally married in the Quartermaine mansion before their friends and family.

    Sean’s past came back to haunt him when his arch-nemesis, Cesar Faison, arrived in Port Charles in 1990. It was revealed that in the past, Sean had teamed up with Faison to split up Anna and Robert because he feared losing his two best spies to a life of wedded domesticity. The pair weren’t thrilled to learn this, but teamed up with Sean to defeat Faison before he could force Anna to marry him. Faison later tried to take revenge by poisoning Tiffany, and Sean again teamed up with Robert and Anna to bring him down.

    In 1992, Sean became police commissioner when Robert and Anna were presumed dead in a boat explosion. His marriage to Tiffany began to fracture as she became obsessed with adopting her late sister’s son, Lucas. Sean had an affair with attorney Jessica Holmes, and both women discovered they were pregnant at the same time. Sadly, Tiffany miscarried, and Jessica confessed she’d lied about being pregnant. When Jessica turned out to actually be pregnant, Sean threatened her to keep her mouth shut, and when the woman was found dead, he feared a jealous Tiffany had killed her. However, it was later revealed that her murderer was the notorious Ryan Chamberlain.

    Caught in a shootout alongside Luke Spencer with mobster Frank Smith, Sean was shot by the villain. Later that year, Luke accidentally shot Sean himself. As the former spy was sent off to recuperate, a delighted Tiffany revealed that she was finally pregnant. The happy couple left for Boston to get Sean the best care possible and start a new life with their child.

    Sean and Tiffany returned to Port Charles in 2008 to offer support to Robert, who was battling colon cancer. They also shared the news that their daughter was now a teenager and was named Anna. Sean showed up again in 2013 when Luke and Holly discovered that the money Jerry Jacks had extorted had been collected by Sean. They went to his place and met Anna Donley before Sean appeared in a wheelchair. Sean had been poisoned like Luke and Jerry, and had taken the money in the hopes of buying a cure from Jerry. However, he’d only been given a temporary cure, and Luke made sure he found a permanent cure for his old friend.

    Hoping for some information about the current spate of murders plaguing Port Charles that are so similar to the Ryan Chamberlain case, Jordan called Sean to see if he could help, but sadly, Tiffany told the current police commissioner that Sean was suffering from serious memory problems and couldn’t help.

    A First Look at Rebecca Budig's New Role on L.A.'S FINEST!

    (1/8/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Fans who miss seeing Rebecca Budig as Hayden Barnes on GENERAL HOSPITAL can take heart that they will soon be able to see her in a brand new series: L.A.’S FINEST! The drama series is slated to premiere this spring on Spectrum cable, and Budig is slated to appear as Carlene Hart. “I’m trying hard to stay off social media as an example to my daughter but checking in from time to time,” the actress tweeted back in November of 2018. “Loving L.A.’S FINEST. I’ll be in a few episodes. Can’t wait for you to see it next year!”

    (Photo) The series stars Gabrielle Union as Sydney “Syd” Burnett, the character she played in the 2003 movie Bad Boys II, and Jessica Alba as Nancy McKenna, both LAPD detectives who don’t agree on much but find common ground when taking down dangerous criminals. The cast also includes actor Ryan McPartlin, who may be best known for playing Devon “Captain Awesome” Woodcomb on the NBC series CHUCK, but who soap fans will remember as Hank Bennett on the NBC soap PASSIONS. And Budig has shared some images from the L.A.’S FINEST set alongside her co-star.

    (Video) Although Budig hasn’t said yet exactly what her role on the series is, she’s obviously sharing her scenes with McPartlin, and possibly playing his office co-worker, based on the Boomerang animation she shared (and taken by McPartlin) of her on set pretending to answer a call. “Answering phones,” she joked. “I do it all.”

    (Video) Over on his own Instagram, McPartlin shared a cute little animation from the set where the two of them looked at each other and then at the viewer as they waited for their turn in front of the cameras. But he also hasn’t revealed any details about their roles, so we’ll just have to stay tuned.

    Budig was already well known to soap fans for her roles as Michelle on GUIDING LIGHT and Greenlee on ALL MY CHILDREN when she made her GH debut as the mysterious Hayden in 2015. The character became a hit with fans, but was written out in September of 2017 leaving them waiting for her return, preferably with Finn’s baby in tow! Although Budig has told Soaps In Depth she would love to come back, and ABC executive Nathan Varni admitted Hayden’s return is “definitely a possibility,” there are currently no plans in the works. So fans will just have to keep an eye out for L.A.’S FINEST this spring. We will keep you up to date on a premiere date as well as any other projects Budig has in the works, so stay tuned!

    A First Look at Rebecca Budig's New Role on L.A.'S FINEST!

    (1/8/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) (Photo1, Photo2) It’s unlikely you’ll see it her alter ego of Quinn Forrester sporting it on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, but Rena Sofer just got a new tattoo with a very special meaning. Shortly after the New Year, the actress teased fans with a shot of her getting the ink on her left forearm. “I’ll show it when it’s healed!” she promised. “48 hours!”

    Once her arm was healed, Sofer shared a shot of the image that was designed by her daughter, artist Rosabel Rosalind Kurth, and then transformed into skin art by Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Daniel Winter. And each part of the detailed design carries a special meaning for the actress and mother. “I am the queen bee,” she explained. “And the MRA in my scepter are for my girls. The shoes show while I can be a woman in every sense of the word, I’ll also protect my family with everything I have. The crown says what I am: MAMA.”

    Sofer has other tattoos that she has gotten over the years, but this one is extra-special and one that took extra planning. “I’ve thought about this for years so it wasn’t a snap decision, and while I’ve had many tattoos in my life, this is my most meaningful,” she expressed. “Thank you, Rosabel, for the amazing art, and Daniel Winter for the amazing work.”

    Rosabel really is a very talented artist, and Winter did an incredible job translating it into a tattoo for Sofer. Of course, now we can’t help but wonder what kind of tattoos Quinn might get for herself!

    Emme Rylan Requests Help for Her Sister's Battle With Cancer

    (1/7/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) It may appear that GENERAL HOSPITAL star Emme Rylan (Lulu) shares basically everything with her fans on social media, but as with any person, there is still so much going on that you don’t see on Twitter or Instagram. “Although I share so much of my life with you, there has still been a very private side,” Rylan confided in a recent Instagram post. “My sister, Lara, is battling stage four cancer. My family would be so grateful if you could take a look at her page. Even a dollar helps.”

    Lara Behrens’ family has set up a GoFundMe Page that details how she learned in October of 2018 that the back pain she had been suffering from was due to a cancerous mass on her sacrum, the bone at the base of the spine just above the tailbone. While exploring alternative options, the current treatments to bring the cancer under control and offer some relief have already depleted Lara’s savings, and she reluctantly allowed her family to set up the page to ask for donations to contribute towards her medical needs and living expenses. After just 20 days, the page was $25,815 towards its goal of $30,000.

    Some of Rylan’s GH castmates also helped to get the word out. “Hey, beautiful ones,” posted Tamara Braun (Kim). “This is our dear Emme Rylan’s sister, Lara. She is battling stage four cancer. Please visit Emme’s page and click the link in her bio to learn more. I don’t know Lara personally, but she sure does sound like a kind and giving person who could use some help. Any contribution would help. Sending love and gratitude.” Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) also tweeted: “Please read Emme Rylan’s post and if you can spare a bit of healing love wrapped in a donation for her sister, Lara, we who love our Emme would be so grateful.”

    Our thoughts are with Rylan’s entire family during this difficult time, and we wish them all the best as Lara continues her treatments and hopefully beats this thing.

    (GoFundMe Page)

    Laura Wright Thanks Fans for Their Love as She Mourns Her Parents

    (1/7/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) The end of 2018 was challenging for GENERAL HOSPITAL star Laura Wright (Carly), but she’s determined to start 2019 on a positive note and also thank her loyal fans for their unwavering support as she mourned the loss of her parents. “I wanna thank you all for your condolences,” she posted to Instagram. “It’s been an interesting couple months (I refuse to use a negative label). Honestly, I’m just grateful. Taking deep breaths and being present. And I’m excited for what 2019 has to bring!” She also included the hashtags: “#lifeisbeautiful, #grateful, #itsuptoyou, #itsreallyuptoyou, and #2019Baby.”

    GH fans have been flooding Wright’s social media accounts with heartfelt messages of love and support both when she lost her mother back in October of 2018 and again when her father passed away in December. The actress traveled home to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with boyfriend Wes Ramsey (Peter) to join her family and friends in memorializing both Betty and Rector Sisk.

    Our thoughts continue to go out to Wright and her entire family during this difficult time.

    Maurice Benard Previews His New Role as John Gotti

    (1/6/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Back in September of 2018, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard teased that he had an exciting new project he was working on that was later revealed to be a Lifetime movie titled Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter, in which he would be playing the infamous crime lord, John Gotti. The film is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET, and Soaps In Depth managed to chat with Benard about his role from the movie’s Vancouver set while he was filming it. “It’s a great role and I’m having a great time playing a real-life character,” he enthused. “This was a really great opportunity.”

    Thankfully, the filming of Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter coincided with GH’s summer break, so the Emmy-winner was able to schedule in this moonlighting with a little assistance from the soap’s executive producer, Frank Valentini. “Frank was great,” Benard confided. “The timing worked out with the hiatus, and Frank was able to shift some stuff around to make it work.” Of course, it was still quite the whirlwind, with the actor on a plane to Canada just 48 hours after being cast as the Teflon Don. “I didn’t have time to think about stressing out,” admitted Benard, who notoriously hates to fly.

    Benard was joined on location with his wife, Paula, and when he wasn’t hard at work for director Catherine Cyran, the pair were able to take in the sights. “It’s beautiful up here,” he said of Vancouver. One one of his days off, they even rented a boat for what the actor called “a great, relaxing day.”

    But there was still plenty of hard work to be done, especially since Benard was tasked with portraying a real-life person. Thankfully, he did have the advantage of meeting John Gotti’s daughter, Victoria, on set to get some insight. “She gave me some great tips about her father,” he revealed, adding that playing such a larger-than-life historical figure was “very difficult but at the same time exhilarating.”

    As Benard said on Instagram, "Put it in your calendars" and be sure to watch in February. But you can get a sneak preview of the film right now courtesy of this trailer (Video)!

    Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson Explain the Cancellation of the Port Chuck Tour

    (1/6/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Unfortunately for fans looking forward to the upcoming Port Chuck concerts, the planned tour has been cancelled and GENERAL HOSPITAL stars Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Steve Burton (Jason) took to Facebook to explain why. The original plans were to do a “Tour for the Cure” in support of the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation with dates in Cincinnati, Nashville, Dallas, San Antonio, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Sacramento, and Irvine, CA. But the group ran into a snag with the computer containing all the song files they had recorded.

    “We finally found the computer, and Scott [Reeves, ex-Steven] tried to get the tracks off the hard drive,” explained Burton in a video they recorded. “because the computer was no longer working. And that didn’t work. He took it to a computer expert, which took a couple days to figure out if they could recover the files. And it turns out all the tracks were completely corrupted. So 20-plus tracks were completely corrupted.”

    Anderson joked that even Spinelli wouldn’t have been able to salvage the computer files, but then turned serious as the duo admitted that they also considered re-recording all the tracks but it proved impossible. “That being said, 20-plus tracks was gonna be almost impossible to get recorded, mastered, and done over the holidays in time to put together a kick-ass show that we couldn’t have done it in time anyway,” Burton revealed.

    The original plan had been for Burton to act as DJ and spin the instrumental tracks for the others to sing over. Without those song files, the next option would have been to coordinate an actual band, but that proved impossible to coordinate in time for the tour dates already scheduled. “We didn’t want to throw something together the last week and just hope for the best,” Anderson admitted. “We wanted to make sure that we’re giving a good product. Something we can be proud of and you guys could enjoy.”

    Burton assured fans that they would all be refunded their money for the tickets, and promised they were still trying to get Port Chuck on tour again, but couldn’t announce anything at this time because they were still coordinating everyone's schedules. Check out their video below for their full explanation, and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine. (Video)

    Dishing with Digest - Linda Dano - 1/4/19

    (1/4/19) (Listen/download) Linda Dano Reflects On Daytime Career

    Beloved soap vet Linda Dano looks back on her ANOTHER WORLD years as Felicia Gallant, her friendship with Stephen Schnetzer (ex-Cass), her jump to ABC and more with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also discuss Ingo Rademacher’s upcoming departure from B&B and what it means for the canvas.

    Hank on GENERAL HOSPITAL — Everything You Need to Know!

    (1/3/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Port Charles newcomer Hank has GENERAL HOSPITAL fans buzzing about who this mysterious man is and what is his real motive for seeking out Drew. They're also wondering who is Shiloh, but we'll explain that twist in a little bit! While the character is new, the actor may look familiar to viewers since Coby Ryan McLaughlin has appeared in numerous primetime series over the years as well as another soap.

    Hank first appeared in the Dec. 27 episode of GH when he saw Jason Morgan shooting pool at The Floating Rib and assumed he was Drew Cain. Jason explained to the stranger that he is actually Drew’s twin brother and Hank admitted that Drew had never mentioned he had a brother before. Hank said he was a friend of Drew’s from Afghanistan, and learning that he was now living in Port Charles, asked Jason for his information. Naturally suspicious, Jason hedged his bets and instead offered to take Hank’s information to give to Drew to contact him.

    Jason then located Drew and passed along the info, admitting he suspects Hank has an agenda because he was a little too eager to tell his story to a complete stranger. Drew ran into his “old friend” at the hospital, and admitted he doesn’t remember anything about him, so Hank revealed that he’d saved his life after an explosion and was happy to finally be able to say thank you.

    But things took an even more interesting turn when Sam and Jason went to visit the new place Kristina had moved into and discovered that Dawn of Day’s group leader, Shiloh, was none other than Hank himself!

    Shiloh/Hank isn’t actually McLaughlin’s first daytime role. The actor appeared on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS in a handful of episodes in September of 2018 playing Andrew Lynford, the man Ashley used to fake a DNA test to make her brother think he wasn’t really a member of the Abbott family.

    McLaughlin has also had recurring roles on primetime shows like PARENTHOOD, GRACELAND, and WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB in addition to guest appearances on series including TWO AND A HALF MEN, THE CROSSING, NCIS, and CASTLE.

    Stay tuned to see exactly what Hank is up to in Port Charles.

    Wes Ramsey Expresses His Deep Love for Laura Wright

    (1/3/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) As 2019 began, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Wes Ramsey (Peter) shared a beautifully heartfelt message to his love, Laura Wright (Carly). “As I close out this powerful calendar year,” he posted to Instagram, “I’m reflecting continually on — and humbly moved by — the grace with which this strong woman moves through the world. We’ve been blessed with so much this year, yet she has lost so much more.”

    Ramsey is referring to Wright having lost her beloved mother back in October, followed by the death of her father at the end of December. But throughout any hardships, the actress has remained grateful for the good things in her life, and it’s an attitude he is hoping to emulate himself. “Her unplanned, unprepared stoicism in spite of such loss is revering to my heart and inspiring to my spirit,” Ramsey declared. “She’s a tour de force — paving the road in spite of the path or its forced directions. I know this because I, too, am on that path. Her path. I am here to vouch that the road is smooth and placed with both intention and foundation, no matter the obstacle.

    “So as I close out this year — one of the best of my life,” Ramsey concluded, “I’ve never thought less about my worried self and been more honored by this magical angel as her laughter (my distraction) keeps my dreams not just afloat, but out in front. I’m proud of you. I admire you. I thank you for letting me walk with you.”

    For her part, Wright is also grateful to have Ramsey by her side. “I’ve had a beautiful January 1,” she shared on her own Instagram. “Reflection, tears, and gratitude for this view. I wrapped myself in love and memories and took deep breaths (and a quick dip in the hot tub), staying quiet with my thoughts on this new day. Thank you, Wes, for being by my side.”

    The love these two share is an inspiration to everyone. All the best for a happy 2019 for the both of them!

    GENERAL HOSPITAL's Emma and Robin Reunite!

    (1/3/19) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Photo) Although neither of them are regular cast members anymore, Kimberly McCullough (Robin) and Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) both return to GENERAL HOSPITAL for occasional visits… but not always together! However, the on-screen mother and daughter were reunited on New Year’s Day when Silzer attended a gathering at McCullough’s home! “The best of the New Years,” McCullough tweeted, adding on Instagram: “My heart is so big this year.” Silzer responded to the tweet with: “Best day ever! Love you tons!” followed by a bunch of heart emojis.

    McCullough first joined the cast of GH back in 1985, and viewers watched the little girl grow up on screen into a teenager and finally a woman with a little girl of her own. Silzer made her initial appearance as Robin’s daughter, Emma, back in 2011, and just like her on-screen mom, grew up on television episode after episode. Although both left the soap — along with Jason Thompson’s Patrick — when the family moved to California in January of 2016, the actresses have both continued to return for visits every so often. The last time McCullough and Silzer were both on GH at the same time was in May of 2018 when they were in town for the annual Nurses Ball.

    Although McCullough didn’t reveal any details of the event that brought her and Silzer back together for the day, she did share another photo that showed Silzer playing Loteria with some other kids. Loteria is a game of chance similar to bingo, and you can see the game cards on the table where they’re marking off the matches in the hopes of winning.

    It’s wonderful to know that McCullough and Silzer have remained close in real-life, and we can’t wait to see them together on GH again someday. Hey, that Nurses Ball is coming up again in the spring!

    Kelsey Wang Reveals Daisy's True Motives on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (12/31/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Of all the new characters introduced to GENERAL HOSPITAL recently, the mysterious Daisy is the one that has fans buzzing. Already suspicious of the young woman who shared a copy of the book Every Day Is a New Dawn with Kristina, the revelation that Daisy works at Turning Woods care facility has the theories flying fast and furious! “I read a lot of fan responses on Twitter, and there are tons of rumors,” Daisy’s portrayer, Kelsey Wang, confided to Soaps In Depth. “Am I Kristina’s new love interest? Oscar's new love interest? Am I in a cult? It’s just so much fun to keep people guessing!”

    One thing the actress knows for sure about her daytime alter ego is that she’s not part of a coven. GH has done some pretty far-out plotlines over the years, but this isn’t one of them. “I don’t think Daisy has special powers,” Wang smiled. “I’m not playing a witch.” And despite her healing touch with Oscar’s headaches, Daisy isn’t some kind of miracle worker, either. “I don’t think Daisy’s healing Oscar’s brain tumor,” she added. “People get stress migraines all the time, and breathing and just calming down the body can really help. I think Daisy’s doing that, with a little bit of Reiki.”

    However, while many viewers are convinced that Daisy and her friends are a suspicious group, Wang insisted that her character’s motivations are pure. “Daisy’s found her purpose in helping others and volunteering,” she explained, “and she kind of sees herself — or her past self — in Kristina, who is lost. She truly believes she can help Kristina find her way. She wants to hang out with this girl and just get to know her… and if she can help her, that would be even better. And in Oscar, again, Daisy saw someone who needed help and helped him. She and her friends all have the same mission and spirits, so they’re living together.”

    But what about the fact that Daisy was spotted working at Turning Woods and seems to be somehow connected to the obituary that Sam received in the mail? Wang isn’t going to spoil the upcoming twists and turns, but promised “viewers will definitely be surprised” by what’s coming up next!

    Ricky Martin and husband Jwan Yosef welcome a baby girl

    (12/31/18) Ricky Martin and his husband Jwan Yosef have a lot to celebrate going into the new year.

    “We are beyond happy to announce that we have become parents to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Lucia Martin-Yosef,” Martin wrote on Instagram Monday alongside a photo of the couple holding their daughter’s hands. “It has been a special time for us and we cant wait to see where this stellar baby will take us. Both her beautiful brothers and me and [Jwan] have fallen in love with Lucia”

    Martin also announced his news in Spanish with roughly the same message, but added the family is “grateful to be able to start this 2019 with the best gift we could receive, the gift of life.”

    The 47-year-old singer is already a parent to 10-year-old twins Valentino and Matteo.

    Martin revealed in January 2018 that he and Yosef, a 34-year-old artist, were married. The couple was first linked in April 2016, and announced their engagement later that year.

    Congratulations to the proud papas.

    Laura Wright Mourns the Death of Her Father

    (12/31/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Please join us in sending love to GENERAL HOSPITAL star Laura Wright (Carly), who is mourning the death of her father, Rector Sisk. She shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram with a series of photos of her dad with her mother, Betty, who passed away just two months earlier in October. “Together is a beautiful place to be,” Wright said of her parents’ passing. “RIP, Dad. I love you.” Her father was 75.

    Wright, who began her daytime career as Aly on LOVING and THE CITY before playing Cassie on GUIDING LIGHT and then joining the cast of GH, has always enjoyed a warm, loving family. She has two children, Lauren, and John, and a brother, Jeffrey Sisk. Now her parents, Rector and Betty, are reunited in heaven to watch over all of them. Our thoughts are with Wright and her entire family during this difficult time.

    Another GH Star Engaged

    (12/31/18) Josh Swickard (Chase, GH) reported on Instagram that he proposed to girlfriend Lorynn York, who said yes. “I have always had a hard time posting about my private life,” he posted. “However I can’t keep this to myself, l just asked this beautiful girl to spend the rest of her life with me. @lorynnyork I love you so much and I can’t wait to grow old with you.” Check out the photos here https://www.instagram.com/p/Br_JAt1A6Ic/. Swickard’s co-stars Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan) and Elizabeth Hendrickson (Margaux) announced their engagements last week.

    Kirsten Storms Reveals How Her Daughter's Dancing Moved Her To Tears

    (12/28/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Harper Rose Barash is turning five soon, and the daughter of GENERAL HOSPITAL stars Kirsten Storms (Maxie) and Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny) caused just a little bit of drama for her folks at her ballet class! “There’s no accurate way for me to describe how seriously this girl takes being a ballerina,” Storms explained to Soaps In Depth, noting how different she and her baby girl are. “I’m very T-shirt and jeans. My daughter just adores fashion. She picks out shoes that have sparkles and resemble a ballet slipper. She’s very girly.”

    Maybe she gets that from dad, who was a little taken aback to find his ex-wife fighting back tears while picking Harper up from ballet class. But don’t worry — they were happy tears because Storms had gotten some very good news about her tiny dancer. “The teacher came to tell me Harper’s paying attention too well for her age,” the proud mom declared. “She’s pretty smart, so they’re moving her to the six-to-seven-year-old class!

    “I was standing there, literally drying my eyes,” Storms recalled with a smile. “The teacher comes out and tells me my daughter’s advanced and I’m trying not to sob? Brandon walked over and was like, ‘What is wrong?’ So the pride I felt was apparent!”

    Storms has shared some pictures of Harper in dance class on her Instagram, and we can’t wait to see some videos… maybe of one of her stage performances? We’ll keep an eye out and be sure to share them when it happens!

    Season 4 Of THE BAY Drops Today

    (12/28/18) On Friday, December 28, season four of the Emmy-winning digital drama series THE BAY will be released. Expect five all–new installments, totaling over three hours worth of new content. The first half of the season will be available for 48 hours for free on the show’s official website at http://www.thebaytheseries.com, with an Amazon Prime Video release to follow. Check out this season 3 recap to get you up to speed, and get prepared to #BingeTheBay on Friday! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D4KSjoLk9Q&feature=youtu.be.

    Travel Guide to Port Charles By Lucy Coe

    (12/26/18) (Book Cover) (Promo Video) (Get your copy here!) Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL who watch the soap religiously every day may think they know Port Charles inside and out, but a new book may have some surprises in store for them! The Travel Guide to Port Charles promises to tell you “when to go, where to live, who to love, and who to never, ever cross in America’s most dramatic city!”

    Written by librarian-turned-real estate agent Lucy Coe — with additional material by some of the town’s other notable residents — the book chronicles the history of Port Charles and offers suggestions of places to go and the people you might see there with some gossipy tidbits along the way. There are sections devoted to the town’s heroes, tips on where to dine, a suggested scavenger hunt, reviews of the many Port Charles Balls, and quizzes so the reader can determine where they would fit in if they lived in this hustling, bustling town.

    The Travel Guide to Port Charles (actually written by GH scribe Chris Van Etten) is available at bookstores now, and while the paperback lists for $15.99, you can get it for just $10.99 from Amazon.com. It may be too late to give as a gift for the holidays, but now’s the best time to get a little something for yourself, right?

    Amazon Promo Copy:

    Lucy Coe, the once mousy librarian who turned into a villainous liar, schemer, vixen and unlikely heroine takes us on a tour of Port Charles where, she says, you're as likely to encounter a den of not-so-secret agents as you are a gold-hearted, gun-toting "coffee importer." But Lucy isn't your only guide. Other storied characters from the show step in to take a leg of the tour.

    In these pages, you'll find the lowdown on the history of their fair (if not always just) city, where to settle, what to eat, how to have fun, whom to befriend and whom to avoid. Please don't be put off by some of the more evocative tidbits you'll find within.

    There are walking tours. Even though Lucy says the best way to see any city is in the back of a chauffeured limousine ? or better yet, by helicopter, but some have budgets. For economy-conscious travelers Lucy offers a slew of tours that'll cost you nothing but the indignity of being seen in sturdy footwear.

    Stop along the way provides gossip, history and sordid details. There is section devoted to the town's heroes, tips on "Where to Gorge," "Where to Worship," a suggested scavenger hunt, reviews of the many Port Charles Balls, and, of course, quizzes the reader can take to determine where they would fit if they were lucky enough to be a Port Charles resident. (Get your copy here!)

    Elizabeth Hendrickson Got Engaged to Rob Meder This Christmas!

    (12/26/18) (Photo) It was a very special Christmas for GENERAL HOSPITAL actress Elizabeth Hendrickson (Margaux), who became engaged to boyfriend Rob Meder over the holiday! “Officially my favorite Christmas ever!” she announced on Instagram with a pic of her holding up a glass of champagne to the camera, showing off her absolutely gorgeous ring. “I have a feeling it’s going to be a great year!”

    Meder shared the same image on his own Instagram, being sure to point out that selfie cameras on cell phones reverse the image so everything is backwards. “That’s Lizzie’s left,” he noted of the ring finger, “making for an extra special Xmas.”

    Hendrickson joined the cast of GH in May of 2018 as the town’s new district attorney, Margaux Dawson, but she was already well-known to soap fans from her roles as THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Chloe and ALL MY CHILDRENS’ Maggie and Frankie. Her Instagram is full of sweet pics with her romantic beau, and last Thanksgiving she expressed her love to Meder with a sweet message. “Thank you for always keeping me in check while simultaneously letting me be me,” she shared. “I’d also like to thank you for listening to all of my new karaoke song choices on repeat in the mornings. You’re a great man and an amazing partner.”

    Congratulations to the couple for a lifetime of happiness!

    GH Actress Engaged!

    (12/24/18) On Instagram, Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan, GH) revealed she had gotten engaged to beau Kris Bowers. “I get to love you for a lifetime now,” she posted, along with a video of the big moment. “Wow. I love you @krisbowersmusic Opens a New Window. . Here’s to all that’s to come. You are a dream.” Congratulations to the happy couple and check out her reaction here.

    Vernee Watson on Young Sheldon - 1/10/18

    (12/24/18) “A Tummy Ache and a Whale of a Metaphor” – When Sheldon has to spend a few days in the hospital, he turns into the world’s worst patient. Also, Missy gets a taste of what life would be like without her twin, on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Jan. 10 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Vernee Watson (Nurse Robinson), Wayne Wilderson (Dr. Gilbert), Mauricio Lara (Ricky).

    Elizabeth Hendrickson Opens up About Margaux and Sonny's Relationship on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (12/23/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Since GENERAL HOSPITAL’s D.A. Dawson came to town with a Sonny-sized chip on her shoulder, she’s rubbed a lot of locals the wrong way. But portrayer Elizabeth Hendrickson is crazy about Margaux. “I love her so much,” she confided to Soaps In Depth with a grin. “I know she’s been hard as nails and a bit persistent, but she kind of has to be. If she backs down, look at who she’s up against! She’s been going at some of the strongest characters in Port Charles, and there’s a lot stacked up against her.”

    In an interesting turn, however, it’s the don himself who’s shown fans — and Hendrickson — another side of her character by exposing Margaux’s mother’s part in her father’s Mob hit. “Not only did her mother have an affair,” marveled the actress, “but she had it with someone who’s on the wrong side of the law — which goes against everything Margaux grew up believing in. Learning the truth shook her to the core. It really blew up in her face.”

    While Sonny’s play hasn’t gotten the D.A. to back down yet, he’s certainly made progress. “Margaux has been gunning for him and disgusted with him, and all of a sudden, he’s kind of getting through to her,” Hendrickson admitted. “Sonny’s tugging at her heartstrings in ways she wasn’t expecting — and doesn’t really want — to feel! This falls under that whole umbrella of her questioning everything she’s been doing and believing in. Margaux’s definitely at odds with herself now.”

    With Margaux’s tough exterior cracking, she may become a character who’s easier to root for. “I realize I tend to play unliked characters,” conceded the soap-hopper. “It took a long time for people to come around and like THE YOUNG THE RESTLESS’ Chloe. And ALL MY CHILDREN’s Frankie was a little firecracker who stirred the pot. But we’re all unlikable to a certain extent, so Maurice Benard (Sonny) and I have had a lot of fun trying to find all those great, intimate moments to show the humanity in both of our characters.”

    As Margaux reevaluates her life, fans are wondering how close she and Sonny will get. (She wouldn’t be the first law enforcer to fall for him, after all!) “I always say to Maurice, ‘Don’t get too close, because I don’t want to fall down an elevator shaft,’” Hendrickson cracked. “But if there was any supercouple I would ever interfere with, Sonny and Carly would be the one to get in the middle of, because I respect Maurice and Laura Wright so much. I’ll take any opportunity to work with them. I know the fans would come after me, but sometimes, you have to shake things up. So if that’s the path these two characters go, I would love it!”

    Of course, the hard-nosed D.A. isn’t thinking about romance right now. She’s just trying to make sense of her lying mother and the mobster she came to Port Charles to take down. “I hope she turns and starts working with Sonny,” Hendrickson revealed, adding that she’s happy to see her character go anywhere on the canvas. “Anywhere but dead!”

    Listen to 'Live On,' the Song From Kiki's Funeral on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (12/23/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Listen) Fans were in tears during Kiki’s emotional funeral service on GENERAL HOSPITAL, but they were still able to appreciate Sonya Eddy’s Epiphany singing an absolutely beautiful song and wonder where it came from. “It’s an original written for that scene,” the actress revealed on Twitter. “Title is ‘Live On.’” And then GH musical director Paul S. Glass tweeted that it was composed by Eve Nelson and Matthew Naylor, adding: “Written specifically for that scene and the incredible Sonya Eddy.”

    During the powerful musical performance, viewers watched as those in attendance at the memorial shared glances with each other or simply stared ahead as tears ran down their faces. Julian turned in his seat to connect with Alexis, and Liz gripped Franco’s hand to hold him close. In the back pew, Griffin was consumed by his grief, and in the front, Ava sat rigidly upright, desperately trying to hold herself together.

    While the song isn’t available for download anywhere, GH did make it available on social media so fans can watch the emotional scene and Eddy’s incredible vocal performance whenever they like.

    “Live On” by Eve Nelson and Matthew Naylor

    In a memory that’s locked inside our hearts, you will always live on. Live on. Live on.

    Like a melody that’s written in the stars, you will always live on. Live on.

    In everyone you’ll live on.

    Like the sun rising up every day, like the moon guiding my way

    You made this world a brighter place and a life like that never fades.

    Looking in the sky you have changed our lives.

    In a memory that’s locked inside our hearts, you will always live on. Live on. Live on.

    Like a melody that’s written in the stars, you will always live on. Live on.

    In everyone you’ll live on.

    You’ll live on. Live on. Live on.

    Jacob Young Opens up About Returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Lucky

    (12/19/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Whenever GENERAL HOSPITAL mentions the character of Lucky Spencer, fans can’t help but wonder if he’ll be coming back to the canvas again. And one of the actors to play the role, Jacob Young, is available now that he’s off-contract at THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL where he played Rick. “It’s always been on my radar,” the actor told Soaps In Depth of a possible return to Port Charles. “Lucky was a really special time and of course, I won the Emmy for that role, so that’s always gonna stick out in my mind.”

    Young joined the cast of GH as a recast Lucky in 2000, taking over for Jonathan Jackson. He played the role until 2003, taking home the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in 2002. Young went on to play JR Chandler on ALL MY CHILDREN before returning to B&B in 2011. However, in May of 2018, the actor announced that he was not renewing his contract with the CBS sudser to pursue other opportunities. “If B&B doesn’t have any stories for me to play and GH does, then I am more than willing to,” Young admitted before adding, “I don’t see myself going under contract.”

    Having launched a talk show series on YouTube, a new album, and starred in a couple of TV movies, Young has definitely made the most of his available time and wants to continue to explore new paths. “It’s always a struggle,” he confided. “If there’s a storyline written on one of the shows, then I’m not going to be able to mostly likely be part of a film. So I don’t want to limit myself and I think that they understand that. But a lot of times they want you to sign a contract, so it’s a catch-22.”

    However, a short stint would definitely be doable if it worked with his schedule. “Yes, absolutely,” Young concluded. “And I’m totally open to that. I think [GH executive producer] Frank Valentini is aware of that, too.”

    Stay tuned to see if Young returns to either GH or B&B in the future.

    Maurice Benard Previews His New Role as John Gotti

    (12/19/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Back in September, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard teased that he had an exciting new project he was working on that was later revealed to be a Lifetime movie currently titled Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter, in which he would be playing the infamous crime lord, John Gotti. The film is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET, and Soaps In Depth managed to chat with Benard about his role from the movie’s Vancouver set while he was filming it. “It’s a great role and I’m having a great time playing a real-life character,” he enthused. “This was a really great opportunity.”

    Thankfully, the filming of Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter coincided with GH’s summer break, so the Emmy-winner was able to schedule in this moonlighting with a little assistance from the soap’s executive producer, Frank Valentini. “Frank was great,” Benard confided. “The timing worked out with the hiatus, and Frank was able to shift some stuff around to make it work.” Of course, it was still quite the whirlwind, with the actor on a plane to Canada just 48 hours after being cast as the Teflon Don. “I didn’t have time to think about stressing out,” admitted Benard, who notoriously hates to fly.

    Benard was joined on location with his wife, Paula, and when he wasn’t hard at work for director Catherine Cyran, the pair were able to take in the sights. “It’s beautiful up here,” he said of Vancouver. One one of his days off, they even rented a boat for what the actor called “a great, relaxing day.”

    But there was still plenty of hard work to be done, especially since Benard was tasked with portraying a real-life person. Thankfully, he did have the advantage of meeting John Gotti’s daughter, Victoria, on set to get some insight. “She gave me some great tips about her father,” he revealed, adding that playing such a larger-than-life historical figure was “very difficult but at the same time exhilarating.”

    As Benard said on Instagram, "Put it in your calendars" and be sure to watch in February.

    O Little Town of Bethlehem - James Patrick Stuart

    (12/16/18) O Little Town of Bethlehem - James Patrick Stuart: Listen.

    Dishing with Digest - 12/14/18 - Kathleen Gati

    (12/14/18) Kathleen Gati On GH Run: Download / listen.

    GH’s Kathleen Gati looks back on her Port Charles run and Obrecht’s most dastardly deeds with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also discuss this year’s Best and Worst issue.

    Facebook Q&A: Maurice Benard & Laura Wright

    (12/14/18) Facebook Q&A: Maurice Benard & Laura Wright: Video.

    Kirsten Storms Opens up About Co-Parenting Harper With Brandon Barash

    (12/14/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) When GENERAL HOSPITAL stars Kirsten Storms (Maxie) and Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny) announced they were divorcing in April of 2016, they also revealed they would continue to co-parent their daughter, Harper. And as their little girl approaches her fifth birthday, the exes have proven that such an arrangement isn’t just possible, it’s essential! “It’s what’s best for her,” Storms insisted to Soaps In Depth. “It’s important to us that Harper get the best possible experience growing up — and that means seeing her mom and dad in the same room with each other, frequently.”

    As a child grows up, they absorb everything around them, which impacts their development. So Storms knew it would be important important to create the right environment for Harper. “She’s at an age where she’s very into the idea of family and playing houses,” the mom revealed. “And however she sees family, I know that includes Brandon and myself. She couldn’t be happier than when we’re all together.”

    Of course, that’s not to say that co-parenting a child with your ex is as easy as these two make it appear. “We are divorced. Something went wrong, obviously, in our relationship for that to happen,” Storms noted. “But we work through it because we care about her enough. I’m serious when I say it’s just because we each love Harper more than anything else in the world that we can swallow our pride sometimes when something comes up.”

    A lesson all parents can take to heart!

    Bryan Craig's New Soap, GRAND HOTEL, Premieres in June!

    (12/13/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) As much as fans would love to see Bryan Craig back on GENERAL HOSPITAL as Morgan Corinthos, the in-demand actor is too buy with yet another new project — he’s playing Javi in the new primetime soap GRAND HOTEL! Produced by Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS), the adaptation of a Spanish-language telenovela centers around the drama in the lives of the family who own a Miami Beach hotel and the staff who run it.

    ABC has finally revealed that the new sudser will premiere on Monday, June 17, but you can get a sneak peek of the glamour, scandal, and sex coming your way — as well as a look at Craig as Javi Mendoza — in this official teaser trailer!

    Craig has been snapping behind the scenes pics since he started work shooting the pilot, from some painful waxing to get himself picture perfect for the new role to on-set snaps with director Ken Olin and writer/producer Brian Tanen. There’s even a shot of Craig with Demián Bichir, who plays his TV dad, Gonzalo Cardenas, and you can see just how spot-on the casting is!

    After Morgan was killed off of GH back in October of 2016, Craig landed starring roles in the indie films Ride and American Fighter, as well as a recurring role as Adam Coogan on The CW military series VALOR. Still, the young star managed to make a return to Port Charles, even if just for one episode to appear in Ava’s nightmare. But if Craig’s career continues on this upward trajectory, for GH to bring Morgan back from the dead, they’re going to have to recast.

    Ryan Paevey Is Teaching Himself to Play Guitar... and He's Already Pretty Amazing!

    (12/13/18) (Video) What’s sexier than a hot guy playing a guitar? Not a whole lot, which is why we would recommend making sure you’re sitting down when you watch this video in case you swoon! GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Ryan Paevey (ex-Nathan) has decided to learn how to play the guitar and he shared a sample of his new skills on Instagram. “Okay, so I’m a super newb, and I’m trying to play very quietly while I teach myself from scratch (so I don’t offend anybody’s ears),” he wrote. “But always wanted to learn and figured I’d give it a go.”

    The actor set up his phone and captured a video of himself strumming away on his guitar, but admitted the song won’t be recognizable to many, and not just because he’s not that good at playing yet. “Because I totally don’t have enough hobbies already, I’m picking up a new one,” Paevey admitted in the video. “I’m like, five days deep, and I really suck, so take it easy on me. But the nerd in me has decided to learn videogame stuff, and extra credit if you have any clue what I’m attempting to play.” While the melody isn’t familiar, it’s certainly lovely, and the self-taught Paevey should be proud of himself for playing so well after just five days!

    Paevey became an instant fan-favorite when he joined the cast of GH in 2013, and in 2018, he left to pursue other career opportunities which have included the recent movies Marrying Mr. Darcy and Hope at Christmas. He is also an avid hiker and loves the outdoors and riding his motorcycle. In addition to everything else he does, Paevey sells prints of his photography and handmade jewelry via his brand, Fortunate Wanderer. How long before he releases an album?

    New Role For GH’s Carolyn Hennesy

    (12/13/18) Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) has landed the plum voiceover role of Princess Leia (also known as General Leia Organa), played in the Star Wars movies by the late Carrie Fisher, in the animated series LEGO STAR WARS: ALL STARS and STAR WARS RESISTANCE.

    GH Stars Pay Tribute To Beloved Colleague

    (12/7/18) Donna Messina, who was the head of GH’s hair and makeup department and beloved by cast and crew, passed away on December 6.

    “Sometimes you meet someone in life you just connect with and then unfortunately life just takes that person away,” Maurice Benard (Sonny) wrote on Instagram, calling Messina “my best friend my sister”.

    “I will never forget what you meant in my life.” Dominic Zamprogna (ex-Dante) tweeted, “Donna welcomed me and treated me like a long lost Italian family member from day 1. Always supportive always smiling. Heart. Broken. Rest easy beautiful Donna.”

    Wrote Jon Lindstrom (Ryan/Kevin), “Donna Messina preceded my arrival to ‘GH’, and I got there in ’92! I loved her, as we all did, for her support and kindness, her no-bullshit attitude and honesty. I miss her already. R.I.P.”

    Wally Kurth (Ned) added, “my heart breaks. I had not heard this until now. I was at the studio on Wednesday and as always, wanted to know how she was doing. Now this. She was a fan of the show and a fan of the entire cast and crew. We were HER fans! I will miss you Donna…”

    GH’s Laura Wright In Lifetime Movie

    (12/7/18) Laura Wright (Carly, GH) will be starring in the Lifetime film STALKED BY MY PATIENT, which airs December 14 at 8 p.m. ET. Two of her co-stars in the film are familiar faces to Port Charles fans, Bree Williamson (ex-Claudette, GH) and Eddie Matos (ex-Ricky, PORT CHARLES). Wright posted the news on Instagram.

    Dishing with Digest 12/7/18 - Rena Sofer

    (12/7/18) B&B's Rena Sofer Gets Personal (Listen / download)

    B&B's Rena Sofer talks about playing B&B's Quinn, her early soap roots on LOVING and GH, her prime-time past, some changes in her personal life and much more with Digest's Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also examine how it plays out when actors reclaim their roles, and discuss soaps' most romantic moments.

    WGA Awards TV Nominations

    (12/7/18) The WGA on Thursday unveiled its nominations for in TV, new media, news, radio/audio and promotional writing for 2018. Winners will be announced February 17 at the WGA Awards held in concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

    The guild will unveil its motion picture nominees January 7.

    DAYTIME DRAMA

    Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits; NBC

    General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers: Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles; ABC

    Video: #25DaysOfChristmas: #GH Donates 'Toys For Tots'

    (12/7/18) Video: #25DaysOfChristmas: #GH Donates 'Toys For Tots'

    Laura Wright Reveals the Only Way Carly and Jason Could Be a Couple on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (12/6/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Some GENERAL HOSPITAL fans think that Jason and Carly are a little bit too close for comfort... especially given the fact they were once lovers! One person who doesn’t agree? Carly’s portrayer, Laura Wright! “It’s the best friendship on the show,” she says. “He’s like her safety net. It wouldn’t be a healthy relationship to rely on someone that much romantically... but as a friendship, it’s incredible. He’s her best friend, and there’s a loyalty they share that is beyond anything else.”

    And the open-minded enforcer is not a bad bestie to have — especially for someone like Carly, who tends to make trouble anywhere she doesn’t find it. “Jason sees people differently, and I think it’s because he needs people differently,” Wright explains. “A lot of times, our perception of other people is blocked by our own needs and expectations in life. We’re such flawed people, so the relationships we have are reflections of what we see in ourselves. Well, Jason is so selfless. It’s easy for him to see what others need, because he seems to need so little. He sees the bigger picture, and he sees that with Carly.”

    As long as Maurice Benard’s Sonny is around, Wright doesn’t see her character’s feelings shifting. “The only way that would work is if Maurice ever decided to leave and, in the loss of Sonny, Carly and Jason found each other. The love is there with Jason, but they’re such great friends, and Carly and Sonny are so bonded as husband and wife at this moment. They just are.

    “And it’s a beautiful truth that Sonny’s terrible, but he’s my terrible,” she adds. “To own that is beautiful, because everyone’s got their stuff. They may not be mobsters, but you know what I mean!”

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    Jon Lindstrom Reveals the Method Behind Ryan's Madness on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (12/5/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) When Jon Lindstrom joined GENERAL HOSPITAL as Ryan Chamberlain in May of 1992, “I was supposed to play what I call a surgical-strike villain,” he confided to Soaps In Depth. “I was hired to come in, create a wedge between Mac and Felicia, and then be exposed as the psycho-killer stalker. I figured I’d work till the end of the summer, pay off some credit-card bills and be on my way.” Instead, “they just couldn’t get rid of me,” he chuckled. “It became evident we had some gold, so why get rid of it?

    Of course, it was good twin Kevin who actually got to stick around. After taking down his brother, the psychiatrist became a beloved character, helped launch GH spin-off PORT CHARLES and then fell for Laura. “Genie Francis and I were both blindsided by that,” Lindstrom admitted. “She said, ‘I thought that whole thing of getting paired up was long behind me. Then they go surprise us with this!’ It was a big vote of confidence. Listen, if you’re going to hitch your wagon to anybody, Laura Spencer is a great one!”

    After a quiet year in Port Charles, Lindstrom is thrilled to be once again sharing the screen with his leading lady... and with himself! “I forgot how much I enjoyed playing Ryan — and those Kevin/Ryan scenes,” he marveled. “After shooting the other day, Genie looks at me and says, ‘Are you going to miss Ryan when this is done?’ Yes, I am — which is strange. You’re talking about a serial killer… but he has become one of the great villains of daytime, hasn’t he?”

    Lindstrom has a theory about why that is, too. “Ryan’s not some raving, drooling, two-dimensional villain,” he noted. “I have to give kudos to the writers for being careful to make sure his intelligence is intact. He knew, for example, if he was ever going to be able to take over his brother’s life, he had to become a psychiatrist, to some degree. So he’s prepared himself. That’s the kind of killer he is. Very smart and very prepared. I just love that.” At the same time, Lindstrom isn’t just playing the killer — he’s playing Ryan playing Kevin! “The only time Ryan is himself with his guard down is when he talks to Kevin,” the actor explained. “He’s starting to loosen up with Ava, but he still has to keep up a certain amount of facade. He has to be extremely careful.”

    For all his maniacal plotting, Ryan is desperate for a partner — in love and crime. “Unlike Kevin, Ryan never had the kind of nurturing he needed when it was most important, so he craves that attention now,” Lindstrom suggested. “But what he would equate as love is that simpatico of revenge.” Which is why his gaze has shifted away from sweet Felicia to a blonde with a much darker dark side. “Oh, Ava’s just his type!” Lindstrom winked. “She has this credo of living that Ryan can get behind. She’s all the things he thought Felicia could have been, personified.

    “And she’s love-starved,” he continued. “She needs some TLC. It’s just... in what form does that come? That’s where the danger of it all lies. Sooner or later, she’s going to see something in him that lets her know this guy is dangerous in a way she’s never seen before. It doesn’t matter how bad D.A. Hornsby was — Ryan Chamberlain’s a whole new low! The question is, how much alike are he and Ava, really... and how far is she willing to go?”

    Rena Sofer Celebrates Her 50th Birthday With an Inspirational Message to Fans (and an Awesome Party!)

    (12/5/18) (Photo) On Dec. 2, Rena Sofer celebrated her 50th birthday and the star of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL (as Quinn) and alum of GENERAL HOSPITAL (as Lois) shared a very special message with her fans on Instagram. “Today I get to celebrate the fact that I have been occupying space on this beautiful planet for 50 years,” she mused. “As a child we think, ‘Wow, 50! That is so old!’ But I don’t feel old at all. I think what I feel most is wise and humbled.”

    The baby photo of herself that Sofer posted also had a special meaning to her. “When I was born, the last thing my mother wanted was to be my mother,” she explained. “This picture I posted was in her album. I had a name, but to her I was ‘It.’ She finally walked out when I was just about to turn two years old. Growing up without a mother can lead to a very lonely and isolating existence. You have no one to guide you or help you navigate the rights and wrongs of society and relationship. At least that is how it affected me.”

    Though the actress admitted to struggling to decipher right from wrong, she knew she wanted to live the best life she could, and be the best person she could be no matter how difficult it was. “The last three years have been a huge fall and greatly challenging,” Sofer confided. “Extremely fulfilling, full of new friends and adventures and causes to be consumed with. And with that it has also been lonely and devastating at times. But I stand here today, feet firmly on the ground and I say, ‘I forgive you your trespasses, Rena. I love you Rena. You always try your best and when you fail, you always get up.’

    “I am excited for this next half of my life,” Sofer concluded. “I see this birthday as a rebirth. I can build on the life I have with the tools I have spent 50 years cultivating. Try to live a life without judgement of myself and others. Realize it isn’t always about me and forgive myself when I forget that. Take responsibility for my actions. Be kind and generous and be part of the human race, and that means anything with a heartbeat. Be a friend to those who need me and cherish the ones who see my heart for what it is and love me. Open my heart to new love and rekindled love. Love my animals and show them patience and care. And for my three daughters, never leave them. Never turn my back on them. Be the mother to them I never had. So happy birthday to me! May I never stop learning and growing and loving. Here’s to the next 50 years!”

    Lifetime Unveils Premiere Dates For Winter Movie Slate

    (12/4/18) Lifetime has unveiled the premiere dates for their robust slate of winter movies. From music icons to deadly cheerleaders to the daughter of a notorious mob boss, the network isn’t holding back when it comes to the drama — some based on true stories, some not — for 2019.

    Highlights of their slate include Love You to Death (January 26) starring Marcia Gay Harden, which is based on the true story of a mother and daughter who are nothing like they seem, their tumultuous relationship ending in a brutal murder. Also based on a true story is Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (January 19) starring Christina Ricci. The movie is inspired by Nellie Bly’s undercover stay at the impenetrable Women’s Lunatic Asylum. For something a little lighter, there’s Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You (February 16) which follows the personal and professional journey of the titular Grease icon. Lifetime acquired the biopic for its U.S. premiere.

    Other features on the slate include Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter (February 9) which is executive produced by the real-life Victoria Gotti. Lifetime will also bring back the cult classic Death of a Cheerleader (February 2). The remake will see the return of Kellie Martin, who starred in the 1994 original.

    Lifetime has also acquired Best Friend’s Betrayal and My Mother’s Split Personalities for January. The network will feature five weeks of premieres every Saturday at 8 pm PT/ET, beginning January 19.

    See the complete list and summaries of the features below.

    Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story
    Starring Christina Ricci, Judith Light and Josh Bowman
    January 19

    The Lifetime feature is inspired by Nellie Bly’s undercover stay at the impenetrable Women’s Lunatic Asylum and stars Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress Christina Ricci (Monster), two-time Tony award-winner, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Judith Light (Transparent, The Assassination of Giannni Versace) as Matron Grady and Josh Bowman (Revenge).

    On a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum, investigative reporter Nellie Bly (Ricci) feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the inside. The movie delivers an intense and fictionalized account of actual events surrounding Nellie’s stay beginning after Nellie has undergone treatment, leaving her with no recollection of how she came to the asylum or her real identity. Nellie’s unwillingness to submit to authority results in unspeakable torture at the hands of the head nurse, Matron Grady (Light). When Nellie captures the attention of Dr. Josiah (Bowman) who tries to help her, Grady’s barbaric tactics only intensify, leading Nellie to questions if she actually does belong in the asylum after all.

    A real-life hero, Nellie Bly’s expose was the first of its kind in America and inspired the global reformation of mental health care.

    Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story is executive produced by Howard Braunstein along with Ricci of Grey Team Productions. Michael Tive, David Sigal, Peter Werner and Jonathan Baruch of StoryBy Entertainment also serve as executive producers with Karen Moncrieff as director (Petals on the Wind) with a screenplay by Helen Childress (Reality Bites).

    Love You to Death
    Starring Marcia Gay Harden, Emily Skeggs and Tate Donovan
    January 26

    Inspired by a true story, Love You to Death is a shocking tale of a mother and daughter who are nothing like they seem, their tumultuous relationship ending in a brutal murder. Camile (Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden, Fifty Shades features, Code Black, Point Blank) and Esme (Emily Skeggs, Miseducation of Cameron Post, Mile 22) are well-known in their community – Esme as the sickly, child-like wheelchair-bound daughter, and Camile as the perfect caretaker and mother. They seem a perfect pair until Camile is found stabbed to death in her home, and Esme has vanished, believed to be kidnapped by the killer. But when Esme is found, a terrible secret emerges. Esme was not kidnapped. Instead she ran away with her boyfriend (Brennan Keel Cook) after working with him to murder Camile. More than that, Esme is perfectly healthy, mentally and physically, and has been a victim of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, forced to believe she was ill by her controlling, abusive mother.

    Tate Donovan (The Man in The High Castle) plays Travis, Esme’s estranged father who tries to reconnect with his daughter, despite her mother’s objections.

    Marcia Gay Harden is repped by ICM Partners and Framework Entertainment.

    Love You to Death is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment Television. Executive producers are Jordan Davis and John Davis. Alex Kalymnios directs from a script written by Anthony Jaswinski.

    Death of a Cheerleader
    Stars Kellie Martin, Aubrey Peeples and Sarah Dugdale
    February 2

    In a remake of the cult-classic, Death of a Cheerleader is inspired by Randall Sullivan’s Rolling Stone article of the same name about the real-life murder of a popular, affluent and beautiful Northern California high school cheerleader at the hand of a classmate. Bridget Moretti (Aubrey Peeples) is a shy outsider from a lower middle-class background who aspires to be beautiful, popular and perfect in everything. Believing that a friendship with rich and pretty Kelly Locke (Sarah Dugdale), leader of the school’s most prestigious clique, will get her all that she desires, Bridget tries to forge a friendship with her. When Kelly rejects Bridget’s attempts, it leaves her humiliated and feeling like a failure and ultimately fuels a jealous rage that will lead to murder. Death of a Cheerleader explores the events leading up to and after the shocking crime that took place in this upper-middle-class community.

    Kellie Martin, who starred alongside Tori Spelling in the original, plays the FBI agent who cracks the case.

    Death of a Cheerleader is produced by Just Singer Entertainment and Reunion Pacific Entertainment. Executive producers are Matthew O’Connor, Paddy Bickerton, Steve White and Sheri Singer. Paul Shapiro directs from a script written by Caitlin D. Fryers.

    Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter
    Executive Produced and Narrated by Victoria Gotti and
    Starring Chelsea Frei and Maurice Benard
    February 9

    Executive produced by Victoria Gotti herself, the movie takes us deep into the world of what it was really like to grow up as the daughter of mob boss John Gotti, revealing the glamour, glitz and unique hardships of her world. Sharing never-before-revealed stories about her life, Victoria (played by Chelsea Frei) tells of a sensitive child growing up with a beloved father (Maurice Benard) she worried about constantly; the tragedy of her younger brother’s death; and her turbulent romance, forbidden by her father, with the man who later became her husband. Victoria had a front-row seat to a life the world became fascinated with, all while trying to reconcile the loving father she adored with a man the outside world was determined to bring down.

    Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter is produced by Relevé Entertainment for Lifetime with Victoria Gotti, Jennifer Wachtell (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) and Holly Carter (Home is Where You Find It) executive producing. Catherine Cyran (The Prince & Me) directs from a script co-written by Victoria Gotti and David Schneiderman (Chasing Liberty). The film is based on Gotti’s book This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti. Victoria Gotti will appear on camera narrating her story.

    Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You
    Starring Delta Goodrem
    February 16

    Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You is the remarkable personal and professional journey of international superstar Olivia Newton-John, illustrated through her music. Covering her lasting power across more than five decades in one of the world’s toughest industries, the film delves into both Olivia’s public persona as well as the private woman behind-the-scenes, including her multiple battles with cancer and her intense fight to survive.

    Australian singer, songwriter and actress Delta Goodrem (House Husbands, judge on The Voice, Australia) stars as Olivia Newton-John and re-records her classic hits for the film. Hugo Johnstone-Burt (San Andreas, The Wrong Girl) is Bruce Welch and Todd Lasance (The Flash, The Vampire Diaries) plays Lee Kramer. Richard Brancatisano (Chasing Life) is featured as Matt Lattanzi, Anthony Brandon Wong (The Matrix Revolutions) is Patrick McDermott, Morgan Griffin (San Andreas, The Sleepover Club) is young Olivia, and Georgia Flood (American Princess, Wentworth) is young Pat Carroll.

    Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You is produced by Fremantle with the assistance of Screen Australia and Film Victoria for Channel Seven. Lifetime has acquired the film for the U.S. premiere.

    JANUARY ACQUIRED MOVIES

    Best Friend’s Betrayal
    Starring Mary Grill, Vanessa Walsh, Jaime M. Callica
    Premieres January 13

    Best friends Katie (Mary Grill) and Jess (Vanessa Walsh) are inseparable and have always had each other’s backs. When Jess begins a new serious relationship with famous crime writer, Nick (Jaime M. Callica), Katie is unsure of this new seemingly perfect man. Katie wants to support her friend’s newfound happiness but is fiercely protective of her. But Katie’s obsession with Jess soon proves deadly and it is up to the recently vilified Nick to expose this supposed ‘best friend’ before it is too late. Best Friend’s Betrayal is produced by Reel One Entertainment.

    My Mother’s Split Personalities
    Starring Lindsay Hartley, Kayla Wallace, Jefferson Brown
    Premieres January 12

    After her father dies of a heart attack, Julie Price (Kayla Wallace) has returned home after two years of living in estrangement from her mother Gail (Lindsay Hartley). But Gail is not herself these days, acting bizarrely and under the control of Warren (Jefferson Brown), a highly intelligent criminal, who has become Gail’s boyfriend and is plotting to get his hands on a vast amount of money left behind by her dead husband. As Julie investigates the cause of her mother’s strange behavior, she gets closer to the truth about Warren, and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins, in which the dark criminal operator will do anything to protect his payday. It’s up to Julie to save her mother from not only Warren but also from her own split personalities and get her the help she desperately needs. My Mother’s Split Personalities is produced by Reel One Entertainment

    Is Maxie Falling for Peter on GENERAL HOSPITAL? — Kirsten Storms Speaks Out!

    (12/2/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Ever since Nathan’s death, Maxie has been leaning on Peter on GENERAL HOSPITAL, and now it’s beginning to seem as though there’s the potential for romance! Sure, when Maxie first learned that Peter was really Henrik Faison, it was a bit of a shock, but over time she’s softened and found herself leaning on him in times of crisis. But while she’s been adamant about keeping Peter squarely in the friend zone, could she just be denying her own feelings? “I think there’s something there,” Kirsten Storms admitted to Soaps In Depth of her character’s emotions. “I don’t know what’s in the future for them, but they’re making so much of how Peter feels about her. And I’ve spent a lot of the time Maxie’s not with Peter talking about him… so that has to mean something!”

    While it might seem a little inappropriate that Maxie would find happiness with the brother of her late husband, that sibling connection might actually work in his favor. “Before Maxie knew they were related, she told Nina there was something about him that reminded her of Nathan,” Storms reminded. “I think she sees similarities in them… and I think that’s an appealing thing for her.”

    Despite the trauma of Nathan's death being what brought them together, there's no denying that Maxie relied heavily on Peter in the aftermath which created an extremely deep connection between the two. But might she feel as though she's betraying Nathan's memory by becoming romantically involved with his brother?

    Stay tuned to see how Maxie and Peter’s relationship develops.

    Watch Jen Lilley in the Swinging New 'King of Hearts' Music Video!

    (12/2/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) (Video) Soap fans already know that Jen Lilley is a talented actress from her roles as Theresa Donovan on DAYS OF OUR LIVES and her stint as Maxie Jones on GENERAL HOSPITAL, but they might not be aware that she’s also an incredible singer! Her new single, “King of Hearts” has just been released, and you can watch the music video for it below. Then you can click here to listen to it or download it for yourself . “Let me know what you think,” she posted to Instagram. “I can’t stop dancing to it!”

    The retro-tinged tune is a sassy ‘60s throwback with an inspirational message for today, and is the lead-off single to her upcoming album that is due out in February of 2019. Lilley also released a Christmas album, Tinsel Time, back in November of 2015.

    Lilley is also heavily involved in charities, and 100% of the proceeds from the initial sales of “King of Hearts” went towards providing a young boy named John who lives in Africa with a life-saving heart surgery. “After that, i’m donating to Project Orphans to help support their monthly operations through March,” Lilly shared. In addition, she launched the “King of Hearts Challenge” to help raise more money for John, urging people to download her single and upload a video of themselves dancing to it before challenging three friends to do the same.

    A great song and a great cause? What could be better? And if “King of Hearts” is just a taste of what Lilley’s full album will sound like, we can’t wait for February to hear the whole thing!

    Wes Ramsey Previews His Thrilling New Movie

    (12/2/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Trailer) When Wes Ramsey first appeared on GENERAL HOSPITAL, viewers weren't sure if they can trus his character of Peter August, and they’re going to feel the same way about his character in his thrilling new movie, Last Seen in Idaho. And coincidentally, he’s playing a shady guy named Franco! “I’m excited for my character,” Ramesy told Soaps In Depth, “because before this movie I’ve never had a chance to play a character like Franco.”

    The story surrounds a young woman named Summer (played by the film’s writer and producer, Hallie Shepherd) who awakens from a coma after a car accident and begins having visions of her own future murder. But without knowing exactly who she can trust, can Summer prevent her visions from coming true? “It has an incredible story about someone who witnesses something they shouldn’t have seen and how their life is forever changed because of it,” Ramsey previewed. “From that one moment, a chain of events unfolds and it’s interesting, because it deals with time and memory in a very unique way. I don’t want to give away too much, because it’s really well done the way she created the story.”

    Ramsey’s character of Franco is Summer’s love interest, but also a seasoned criminal who will leave you wondering which side he’s really on. Last Seen in Idaho also stars a couple of other faces that will be familiar to soap fans. “We shot all over the state of Washington,” the actor reported. “And some other awesome guys who spent time in daytime were with me — Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel) from DAYS OF OUR LIVES and Casper Van Dien (Ty) was once on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.”

    Last Seen in Idaho was released on DVD and on demand back in April, and premiered on Showtime Dec. 1. Ramsey is thrilled his GH fans will finally be able to see his work. “It’s been a long time coming,” he admitted. “When you make a movie, you never know if it’s going to see the light of day in six months or a year or two years. This is certainly the longest I’ve ever waited for one of my movies to come out, so I’m excited for it!”


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    Facts

    1. January 26, 1990: Felicia and Frisco’s second wedding was a private and impromptu affair at Sean’s penthouse.

    2. February 7, 1983: Robert Scorpio wed Holly Sutton.

    3. February 9, 1994: A heap of trouble spoiled the wedding of Mac Scorpio and Felicia Jones.

    4. February 11 & 12, 1992: NFL Quarterback Jim Kelly played himself in two episodes

    5. February 15, 1993: Scott wed his true love, Dominique, even though the bride had an inoperable brain tumor.

    6. February, 23, 2010: General Hospital aired it's 12,000th episode

    7. February 26, 1988: Dr. Tom Hardy wed Dr. Simone Ravelle.

    8. February 27: Sage Alcazar celebrates her birthday.

    9. March 7: In 1997, Brenda told Sonny she loved him, and they made love while trapped in a cave.

    10. March 30, 1994: Jagger Cates and Karen Wexler were married at Kelly’s Diner

    11. April 1, 1963: GH premiered on ABC.

    12. April 11, 2000: Robin Christopher (Skye) and Matt Crane (Ross, GH/ex-Matt, AW) tied the knot.

    13. April 26, 1990: Alan Quartermaine wed Lucy Coe, who wore a red cocktail dress and matching hat for the ceremony.

    14. April 28, 2000: Lucky returned from the "dead" — and from Helena’s clutches.

    15. May 1, 1987: Anna Devane walked down the aisle to marry Duke Lavery.

    16. May 4, 1998: Luke and Alexis plotted to kill Helena.

    17. May 4, 1998: The ELQ jet crashed with Jason and Brenda on board.

    18. May 15, 1998: Brenda and Jax took a romantic trip to Malibu as her old flame, Sonny, returned to Port Charles.

    19. May 29, 2000: Sonny and Carly both grieved for the baby they lost.

    20. June 1, 2001: In real life, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) and Michael Saucedo (ex-Juan) wed.

    21. June 13, 1997: Billy Warlock debuted as A.J., succeeding Sean Kanan (now Deacon, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL).

    22. June 20, 1986: Star-crossed lovers Frisco and Felicia wed for the first time.

    23. June 28, 1991: The spy team of Robert and Anna married for the second time.

    24. June: Scotty Baldwin made Laura Webber his teen bride in 1979.

    25. June: In 1986, Anna Devane met Duke Lavery, the man who would soon sweep her off her feet.

    26. June: Felicia wed Colton Shore, unaware that presumed-dead husband Frisco had returned in time to watch in 1989.

    27. June: In 1990, Ned and Lois were married again — this time in a Brooklyn church, surrounded by friends and family.

    28. June: Breast cancer claimed the life of Emily’s mother, Paige Bowen, in 1995.

    29. July 6, 1979: Scott Baldwin and Laura Webber were married.

    30. July 11, 1980: Luke nearly tied the knot with Jennifer Smith.

    31. July 11, 2001: Amber Tamblyn (ex-Emily) last appeared as the teenage daughter of the powerful Quartermaines.

    32. July 15, 1997: While enjoying a romantic dinner with Robin, Jason was shot by the Tin Man.

    33. July 24, 1964: Jessie and Phil’s marriage was shattered when she suffered a miscarriage

    34. July 30, 2001: Jax breezed back into Port Charles, after his fruitless search for Brenda, with no excuse for his absence or his whereabouts.

    35. July: Duke first appeared on the serial as Anna’s dangerous new love, in 1987.

    36. August 1, 1997: Elizabeth was first seen in Port Charles as Sarah Webber’s younger sister.

    37. August 6: In 2002, Alexis’ sister Kristina died from a warehouse explosion caused by Alcazar.

    38. August 13, 1993: Sonny made his first appearance in Port Charles as Karen’s charismatic boss.

    39. August 15, 1977: Alan and Monica tied the knot.

    40. August 16, 1999: Sonny learned that Juan was his dead wife Lily’s child.

    41. August 19, 2005: The vows that Sam said when marrying Andrew- I take you to be my husband, my life partner, and my one true love. I will honor our commitment by loving you more each day than I did the day before. By trusting you above all others. By laughing and crying with you. By staying loyal to you, in good times and in bad. By being the one person in the world you can count on. I give you my heart, and all my love - tonight and forever.

    42. August 26: On this date in 2002, after nearly being drowned by Alcazar’s men, Zander was fished from the water with amnesia

    43. August 2001: Sorel held Carly and Alexis hostage in Sonny’s penthouse. Zander, trying to be a hero, was shot for his effort.

    44. September 25, 2000: Eva Longoria played a "Brenda Barrett look-alike" (uncredited)

    45. October 1, 1999: Roy DiLucca returned to Port Charles after being presumed dead since 1979.

    46. October 5: In 1979, Luke raped Laura on the Campus Disco floor.

    47. October 13, 1989: Tony Jones surprised Bobbie with a wedding ceremony in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    48. October 16, 1987: Anna Devane married Duke Lavery in a traditional Scottish ceremony.

    49. October 17, 2005: "I Just Wanna Live" by Good Charlotte was the song/artist playing during Sonny's shootout with the Ruiz family

    50. October 1977: Dr. Rick Webber married fellow doctor Lesley Faulkner for the first time; their second trip down the aisle came four years later.

    51. November 9, 2001: After a bitter fight with Luke, Stavros plunges to his death.

    52. November 23, 1993: Scott almost married conniving Katherine Bell until Lucy Coe informed the unsuspecting groom that the bride-to-be was a con artist.

    53. November 25, 2003: Tony Geary (Luke, GH) celebrated 25 years on GH

    54. November 1979: Laura was raped by her then boss Luke.

    55. December 6, 1999: Jerry and Bobbie’s nuptials came to an abrupt end when the Feds arrested the groom for money laundering.

    56. December 29, 1997: Carly gave birth to her son, Michael

    57. Wednesday, April 17 2005 GH aired it's airs its 10,000th episode

    58. Song at Luke & Laura's 2nd wedding: 'Angels' by Robin Thicke (son of Growing Pains star Alan Thicke). You can find it on the album "The Evolution of Robin Thicke"

    59. Broken by Lifehouse played at the end of the Novemer 21, 2007 (Thanksgiving) episode

    60. The suit that Carly was wearing on 10/17/2007 was made by Bebe and can be found at Bebe stores nationwide.

    61. Mark's Song by EastMountainSouth played as Nikolas remembered Emily at her funeral

    62. The song at the end of the January 21, 2008 episode was "I should Get Up" by Teddy Thompson

    63. "Broken" by Lifehouse played for May 1, 2008 Nikolas & Emily montage

    64. GH's Zaccharas: The new "family" on the block: The Patriarch: Anthony Zacchara. He drove his first wife away, killed his second wife, neglected his daughter, and smothered his son. This was all before he went on a killing rampage at a charity ball! Anthony ended up paralyzed from the neck down and put in an asylum. With manipulative lawyers on his side, Anthony may be allowed to return to the Zacchara throne...and pretty soon he might even ditch that wheel chair.

      The Mafia Princess: Claudia Zacchara. Sent away at sixteen, Claudia's back with a vengeance. There's no love lost between her and daddy, with both itching to wipe the other out. The only person Claudia cares about protecting is her younger brother Johnny, but a little betrayal goes a long way if it means taking over the family business.

      The Tortured Son: Johnny Zacchara. While older sis was banished from the home, Johnny was left to fend for himself in the crazy Zacchara household. He coped with his father's dysfunction by racing cars and jumping off buildings. But when he met Lulu Spencer, he realized the power of love may far outweigh the love of power.

      The Lawyers: Trevor and Ric Lansing. This father and son legal team hates each other, but working together means better aim at stabbing each other in the back. They may not be biologically related to the Zacchara's, but they fit right in.

    65. August 2008: The Tie-dye dress that Carly wore the other day is availble at here! (Thanks to Kaysie for the link)

    66. The song used in the fall 2008 preview ads for "GH," is called "Wonderful Surprise" by Shawn Hlookoff

    67. Q. Why does Luke call Carly "Caroline"?
      A. Carly was born "Caroline Benson," and Luke was the first person in Port Charles to learn her true identity. He used to call her "Caroline" to let her know he was on to her scheming. Now he just does it as a term of endearment.

    68. Q. When did Sonny and Brenda first meet?
      A. Back in 1993 -- quite by accident! Sonny ran into Brenda on the docks of Port Charles, and he was smitten from the start.

    69. Q. Where can I get the compass necklace that Jason gave Sam before he was sent to prison?
      A. The sterling silver locket can be purchased here.

    70. Q. On General Hospital, how many Quartermaines are there?
      A. The Quartermaine family is pretty large and has many branches. However, the main branch in Port Charles was headed up by Edward and Lila Quartermaine (who is now deceased), who had two children, Alan and Tracy. Alan (who married Monica) had three children: Jason (whose son is Jake Spencer), AJ (whose son is Michael Corinthos), and Emily -- the latter two are deceased. Tracy has two children: Ned (whose daughter is Brook Lynn Ashton) and Dillon. Edward had two illegitimate children, Jimmy Lee Holt and Bradley Ward.

    71. Q. Can you tell me where to get the leather jackets that Claudia and Rebecca wore in the 4/8/2009 episode of General Hospital?
      A. Claudia's jacket was a navy quilted Moschino. Rebecca's jacket was a putty leather piece by Ben Sherman.

    72. Q. Maxie is referred to as baby Emma's aunt on General Hospital. But aren't they technically cousins?
      A. Actually, Maxie and Emma are technically second cousins since Maxie and Robin, Emma's mom, are cousins. The term "aunt" is sort of shorthand for the closeness between Maxie and Robin, much like many women's best friends are "aunts" to their children.

    73. Q. I really like the scrubs that they wear on General Hospital. Where can I get them?
      A. Scrubs that look exactly like those worn by the staff of General Hospital are available at the ABC store

    74. Q. Is the actress who plays Kate on General Hospital in the movie Encino Man?
      A. Megan Ward, who portrays Kate, was in Encino Man. She played the part of Robyn.

    75. Q. Where can I get the cute green handbag Maxie wore on the July 25, 2008 episode of General Hospital?
      A. Maxie's bag comes from Bebe.

    76. Want Maxie's jacket? Bebe's Ruffled Cropped Leather Bomber Jacket in Pearl Grey is a bit of a splurge, but with details like tuxedo-style pleats, ruffles, and a belted mock collar, you'll be seriously fashion-forward.

    77. Q. Who sings the song "Believe" that plays in the OLTL and GH ads?
      A. It's by a band called "The Bravery."

    78. Q. Where did Kate get those hoop earrings she wore on the 7/7/08 episode of General Hospital?
      A. The earrings are by Nadri and can be purchased at Nordstrom's.

    79. Q. There was a silver diamond shaped necklace that Claudia on GH wore in a few episodes in May. Where can I find it?
      A. It's from Bloomingdale's.

    80. Q. Who sings the song played during Lulu and Johnny's love scene on Friday, 5/23/08?
      A. The song is titled "I'm in Love" by Ana Victoria.

    81. Q. What was the song that played during Carly and Jax's moment at the end of General Hospital on 6/5/08?
      A. It is the ABC owned song "Patience" by Robert Hartry and Jason Belt. Sung by Chad Heam. It's available on iTunes.

    82. Q. I must have the brown & white off shoulder dress GH's Kate was wearing in the 4/30, 5/1 and 5/2, 2008? Who designed this dress?
      A. Kate's brown and white dress is by St. John's and was purchased at the Beverly Hills Store.

    83. Q. Where can I find the white shirt Sam McCall was wearing when she visited Dr. Devlin's hotel room on April 23, 2008's GH?
      A. Sam's white T-shirt was purchased in Los Angeles at the Bleu Clothing Store. The label is A La Disposition.

    84. Q. Where can I find the grey and black animal print sweater and tee that Lulu wore on the March 27, 2008 episode of GH?
      A. Lulu's sweater is by LAMB and the t-shirt is by Club Monaco.

    85. Q. I am dying to find the navy sleeveless dress with ruffled edge Maxie wore on the 4/2/08 GH episode. Where do you get her fabulous outfits?
      A. Maxie's navy ruffle dress is by Milly purchased at Saks.

    86. Q. I Love the gorgeous dress Maxie wore on the March 26, 2008 GH episode! It was navy blue on the bottom and tan with a bow on top. Where can I buy it?
      A. The 2-tone dress is by Marc Jacobs and is available wherever his line is.

    87. Q. What was the song played at the end of March 3rd, 2008 episode of General Hospital with the lyrics "It's time to fly a final delight my love arise you touch me tonight..."
      A. The song is called "This Love" by Robert Howard Hartry.

    88. Q. What song was used in the 2/21 episode of GH, where Johnny and Lulu make love to one another?
      A. The song is called "Breathless" by Better Than Ezra.

    89. Q. What's the name of the song played at the end of the 01/21/08 GH episode when Sonny was destroying a Bensonhurst restaurant?
      A. The song is called "I Should Get Up" by Teddy Thompson.

    90. Q. GH's Cassius sang the most beautiful song while Logan and Kate were in the hospital. Can you give me the name of the song?
      A. Actor Reign Morton, who plays Cassius, sang the hymn "Take my Hand Precious Lord."

    91. Q. Robin conceived a baby with Patrick and she's HIV-positive. Does that mean Patrick and the baby are also infected with HIV?
      A. Patrick tested negative for HIV after the condom broke with Robin, which was the incident resulting in her pregnancy. There is only a 2% chance that Robin will pass on her HIV status to her unborn child.

    92. Q. Can you please tell me the name of the tune Johnny Zacchara played on the piano on GH's January 24, 2008 episode? Does the actor play the piano?
      A. The tune was called "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy. Brandon Barash, who plays Johnny, plays the piano and the harmonica.

    93. Q. Where can you get the beige or tan short sleeved sweater that Maxie's been wearing on GH? She wore it on 1/29 until about the beginning of February.
      A. The sweater jacket that Maxie wore was from Barney's Co-Op in New York City.

    94. Q. Carly on GH has been sporting a fabulous leather coat with fur-trimmed hood during the first two weeks of January 2008. Please tell me where I can purchase it.
      A. Carly's black leather coat was purchased from DKNY

    95. Q. Was Anthony Geary (Luke) really singing on the 2007 Christmas episode of GH?
      A. Yes. Anthony Geary sang "My Way" and "I'll Be Home For Christmas" for General Hospital's Christmas episode.

    96. Q. Where can I find the dress that Robin wore to the Black and White ball (2007) on GH?
      A. Robin's dress was from Nicole Miller Bridal.

    97. Q. Please tell me the name of the song that played at the end of GH on Dec. 21, 2007. It was played while they were showing the past clips of Georgie. It was beautiful.
      A. The song used for Georgie's funeral was "When I'm Gone" by Brian Vander Ark

    98. Q. What song was played when Elizabeth and Jason were kissing after Emily's funeral on GH? The episode aired on November 29, 2007.
      A. This song is called "Ours To Keep" by Deborah Ellen and Rachael Lawrence. It is part of the ABC library.

    99. Q. Who designed the dress that Nadine wore to the black and white ball on GH and where can I buy it?
      A. Lulu and Nadine were wearing identical dresses during the ball. They were from Alfred Sung and if you're interested in purchasing, you can look at Alfredsungbridals.com

    100. Q. What was the song played at the end of the Thanksgiving episode of GH? The singer and the lyrics of the song were both awesome. It had the lyrics, "I'm holding on, I'm barely breathing" in it. I want to listen to this song over and over!
      A. The song used at the end of the Thanksgiving (November 21) episode is called "Broken" by Lifehouse.

    101. Q. Where can I find the black and white cocktail dress Maxie on General Hospital wore on the October 4, 2007 show?
      A. The dress Maxie wore was by LaRok from Harmony Lane in Beverly Hills, CA.

    102. Q. On the August 13, 2007 General Hospital, Spinelli wore a large medieval dragon on the left side of the shirt. I would like to get one. Where was it purchased?
      A. The shirt that Spinelli wore on August 13 was purchased at Pacific Sunwear.

    103. Q. Where can I get the red dress Kate Howard was wearing on GH's 10/19 episode?
      A. The red dress is by Diane von Furstenberg. It can be found at Bloomingdales or Diane von Furstenberg retail stores.

    104. Q. What was the song played on General Hospital during Kate and Sonny's love making scene on the 10/02/2007 episode?
      A. That song is called Lost Without U by Robin Thicke.

    105. Q. Elizabeth was wearing a beautiful top on the 8/23/2007 episode. It was a cream colored baby doll blouse with lace on the bottom. Can you tell me the brand and where to purchase?
      A. The label of Elizabeth's blouse is Language and the top was purchased at Nordstrom's Department Store.

    106. Q. Maxie has been wearing really cute clothes lately -- where did you get the darling brown blouse she wore on the episode on 8/30/2007?
      A. The label of Maxie's brown blouse is Joie and it was purchased at Bleu on La Brea in Los Angeles

    107. Q. What is the name of the song played during Elizabeth and Jason's amazing kiss in the barn on the 9/24/2007 episode of General Hospital?
      A. Elizabeth and Jason's love song is called "Ours To Keep" written by Deborah Ellen and Rachael Lawrence.

    108. Q. Logan has tattoos on his upper arms, what are his tattoos and are they real?
      A. Yes, Josh Duhon's tattoos are real. One of them is an American flag and the other one is an American flag with Texas in the middle.

    109. Q. I was really touched by the scene of Elizabeth and Lucky's goodbye on the 9/25/2007. What was the song played in the background?
      A. "Where You Are" by Rie Sinclair and it's now available on iTunes.

    110. Q. Can I please get more information on Kate's cream colored blouse with chains and dress pants outfit worn on GH on the week of 8/27/2007?
      A. Kate's blouse is a Tori Burch top and her pants are by Alice & Olivia.

    111. Q. Where can I purchase the flower tank top that was worn by Lulu on General Hospital weeks ago and then again by Sarah on One Life to Live?
      A. The flower tank top is by Lucky Brand and should be available at their stores.

    112. Q. I love the T-shirt that Noah Drake was wearing while impersonating Eli Love on the August 7 episode. Where can I find this fabulous shirt?
      A. Noah/Eli's shirt brand is Division E and is available at Nordstrom stores.

    113. Q. What song was playing when Logan gave Lulu the charm bracelet for her birthday?
      A. The song is called "Something About You" written by Rie Sinclair and Dan Beyer. The singer is Ryan Hanifl. The song will be available on iTunes

    114. Q. I love the skirt and blouse that Elizabeth wore at Jason's trial. Who is the designer and where can I purchase?
      A. The skirt and blouse are from Nannette Lepore. Her line is available in many department stores and she also has stores from New York to Los Angeles.

    115. Q. What is the tattoo that Jason Thompson (Patrick, GH) has on his right underarm and what is the meaning behind it?
      A. It is a symbol of his creation that represents his family.

    116. Q. Lulu had a shirt on that said "Monaco" across it. Where can I find that shirt?
      A. Lulu's shirt is Lucky brand. The brand is carried in various department stores and Lucky Jean stores nationwide.

    117. Q. Is the beautiful wedding dress that Carly wore for her wedding available for purchase? If so, who designed it and where can it be purchased? I'd also like to now about the gorgeous shoes she wore.
      A. Both the dress and the shoes are from Renee Strauss in Los Angeles. You can go to www.reneestrauss.com for more info. All of her wedding jewelry can be found in the GH on-line store at abc.com

    118. Q. What is the name of the song playing during the shootout with Jason and Sonny on the 4-12-07 episode of GH?
      A. The song is called "Shooter." It's by Robin Thicke

    119. Q. I really want to know who made Elizabeth's wedding dress.
      A. The dress is by BCBG. The straps were altered on it by the wardrobe department.

    120. Q. Where can I buy the black and gold tunic that Carly wore on GH on March 7-9? Also, who is the designer?
      A. Carly's top is by Marciano. You can visit marciano.com to see the collection, and check the list of store locations throughout the country

    121. Q. What is the name of the song that was playing when Sonny and Carly made love on GH after they got out of the hostage situation on Thursday the 22nd?
      A. "The Nearness of You" by Nora Jones.

    122. Q. What is the breed of dog that Maxie found outside of Kelly's?
      A. It's a four-month old Shetland Sheepdog.

    123. Q. Where can I buy the dress Carly wore to Luke and Laura's wedding?
      A. Carly's dress is by Dina-Bar-El. The brand can be found at Neiman's, Saks, Nordstrom, and Specialty Boutiques.

    124. Q. I'm getting married next year and I need to find dresses for my bridesmaids. I loved the dress Lulu wore at Luke and Laura's wedding. Where can I find it?
      A. Lulu's dress is by Jessica McClintock.

    125. Q. Where did you get the dress that Elizabeth wore to Luke and Laura's wedding?
      A. Liz's dress is from Laundry.

    126. Q. Can you tell me what the name of the store is that Laura (Genie Francis) owns in her private life in Maine?
      A. The Cherished Home (www.thecherishedhome.com)

    127. Q. What's the name of that instrumental theme that played during the scene when Luke and Laura were dancing in Wyndhams back in the '80s?
      A. The name of the song is "Fascination."

    128. Q. Who makes the black nail polish that Sam, Maxie, and Lulu have been wearing on GH?
      A. The polish is from Opi.

    129. Q. Sam had on the prettiest blue blouse with matching tank underneath this week (10/13).
      A. Sam's blouse is from Armani Exchange.

    130. Q. Where can I buy the "Everyone Loves a Brunette" t-shirt that Georgie wore on GH on Oct. 4 &5?
      A. Georgie's t-shirt is from Macy's.

    131. Q. Can you tell me where Robin (on GH) got that sweater that she's been wearing for the past couple of shows? It's the grey, blue, and yellow striped one.
      A. Robin's sweater is from Banana Republic.

    132. Q. Can you please tell me where Sam's dress is from that she wore to the Mayor's Ball?
      A. The dress is by "ABS" by Allen B. Schwartz and can be purchased at ABS stores nationwide.

    133. Q. Could you tell me where to get the yellow dress that Carly (on GH) wore to the Mayor's Fundraiser party on the 9/14/06 episode?
      A. The dress is by "ABS" by Allen B. Schwartz and can be purchased at ABS stores nationwide.

    134. Q. Georgie (on GH) wore a rainbow striped halter top that was backless except for a green strip of fabric across the back on Aug. 10th, 2006. Could you please tell me where I can get one?
      A. Many of you asked about this one. Georgie's rainbow striped halter is by "MISS SIXTY." The line is sold at various stores nationwide.

    135. Q. I like the jeans that Carly wears on GH. What are the designers?
      A. Carly wears either Joe Jeans (style "Honey") or Lucky Brand Jeans. Both of these labels are sold nationwide.

    136. Q. Sam wore a brown and turquoise tankini on the July 15 episode of GH. Who made it and where can I get it?
      A. Sam's bathing suit was from the Everything But Water store, and the label is W Swim.

    137. Q. I love the black and white top that Carly was wearing on May 26, 2006. Where can I buy it?
      A. The top is by Trina Turk. The brand can be found in stores nationwide.

    138. Q. I loved the top that Elizabeth was wearing on the 5/25/06 episode of GH. Could you please tell me where it was purchased?
      A. The light blue chiffon top is by Tahari and was bought at Macys.

    139. Q. When Emily was visiting Jason and was shot at (on May 25/26, 2006), she was wearing a gorgeous orange top with beadwork on the chest. Who makes it?
      A. The brand of the top is Skye. It was purchased at the store on Robertson Blvd in Los Angeles, but it may also be carried by other stores.

    140. Q. Could you please give me the name of the artist as well as the song that played at the end of the May 11 episode as Sam was being wheeled into surgery?
      A. The artist is Anna Nalick and the song is "Breath." Her website is www.annanalick.com. Tell her that you heard her song on GH

    141. Q. I love Sonny and Emily. Can you please tell me what they said to each other in Spanish during the March 31st show? A. Emily said, "Your hands speak and my heart listens." Sonny replied, "I hope it never stops."

    142. Q. Could you please tell me the name of both the song and the artist that was played at the end of the show on GH on Monday, Feb. 27, 2006?
      A. Yes. The song was "Answer" by Sarah McLachlan. The song was on her 2003 release "Afterglow"

    143. Q. Can you tell me where Lulu got the sweater she was wearing last week (Feb 2006)? It had green and red stripes and it looked like it was a sweater with another shirt underneath.
      A. Yes - the sweater was by L.A.M.B. (Gwen Stefani's clothing line) that is available at select retailers nationwide. The thermal t-shirt underneath it was by the label Free People.

    144. Q. Could you please tell me who Lucas Jones' biological parents are? And how did Bobbie end up adopting him? A. Lucas' birth parents were Cheryl Stansbury and mobster Julian Jerome. At one time it was thought that Robert Scorpio may be his father, but DNA tests revealed that Julian was his real father. Bobbie came to adopt him by buying him on the black market when she was driven to desperation when a planned legal adoption fell through (Cheryl was told that her baby had died). Bobbie named the baby "Lucas" after her brother, Luke Spencer.

    145. Q. Who sang the version of "Auld Lang Syne" at the end of GH on 12/30/05? A. It was performed by Kate Taylor (James Taylor's sister)

    146. Q. The wedding episode for Emily and Nikolas (on GH) was played again on Thanksgiving (2005) so I thought I would ask it now. Who made Emily's wedding dress? I think it's gorgeous and want to know the designer of if it was designed for the show?
      A. So many of you have been asking about this, that we thought we would post the information again. Her dress, veil and crown are all from Renee Strauss Bridal in Beverly Hills, CA, tel. (310) 657-1700. The dress was custom altered by the GH costume department.

    147. Q. the butterfly top that Maxie wore on Wednesday, May 25, 2005. Where can I get one?
      A. It's by Lucky Brand, so you could check at a Lucky Store near you or at a major department store that carries that brand.

    148. Luke & Laura's 20th anniversary is November 15, 2001

    149. In 1995, GH took the groundbreaking step of fully involving one of its major characters in an AIDS storyline. It was revealed the Robin Scorpio’s boyfriend, Stone Cates, had contracted the HIV virus from an ex who was an IV drug user. In November of that year, Stone became the first soap character to succumb to the disease on-screen.

    150. After being named soaps’ most outstanding Drama for the third year in a row at 1999’s Daytime Emmys, GH became the first show to have won the award six times.

    151. GH is a 24 hour operation. A night crew arrives at 9:00PM, after the taping day is completed, to take down sets and rearrange the lighting. They also erect the next day's sets before leaving at 5:00AM.

    152. Steve Burton (Jason Quartermaine) made his daytime drama debut in the recurring role of Harris Michaels on "Days of Our Lives."

    153. GH's casting department receives more than 350 unsolicited photos and resumes each week.

    154. Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer) has appeared in the TV movie, "Legend of the Ruby Silver," and the cable feature, "The Prisoner of Zenda."

    155. The original pilot for GH, entitled "Emergency Hospital," starred Denise Alexander as an anguished patient. Denise later starred on GH as Lesley Webber

    156. In July of 1994, two weeks into Maurice Benard's new role as brooding Sonny, he phoned the show's producers to say he could not physically report to work. As he recounted in a later interview, "I said, 'I'm wacked out, I'm not going back to GH.' My mind was gone." Benard, who had previously been diagnosed as manic-depressive, had stopped taking his prescribed medication under the mistaken impression that it would help his acting. He was coaxed back to work by Exective Producer Wendy Riche and Director Shelley Curtis (who was then GH's supervising producer). "They saved my ass," Benard praised. "They could've fired me. When you go through a breakdown, it's tragic. You're weak...fragile...vulnerable."

    157. What Is The Ice Princess?: When GENERAL HOSPITAL executive producer Frank Valentini and headwriter Ron Carlivati said there were some surprise returns as the show approached its 50th birthday on April 1, they weren't kidding! They orchestrated the comeback of all comebacks -- the Ice Princess! For those unfamiliar with the chunky knick-knack, here's a little history lesson:

      The Ice Princess was to the Cassadines what the One Ring was to Sauron in The Lord Of The Rings -- an artifact that would bring them ultimate power! It began in 1981, when Edward Quartermaine's niece, Alexandria, obtained the Ice Princess, the world's largest uncut diamond, which she painted black, had mounted on a pedestal and shipped from Rio to Port Charles. When it reached the docks, Alex realized it had been stolen. She and Edward hired Luke to find the assumed thieves, the Cassadines, and regain possession of the statuette.

      Luke, Laura and WSB agent Robert Scorpio (his introduction onto the canvas) wound up on the Cassadine's private island, where they learned that Mikkos Cassadine (Helena's husband) was planning on using the Ice Princess to hold the world for ransom. His master scheme was to create a new ice age, and Port Charles would be the first to feel the chill! Luke figured out how to turn off Mikkos' weather machine and, in the process, the Cassadine patriarch was killed.

      Mourning the death of her husband, Helena placed a curse on Luke and Laura during their lavish wedding... and the three-decade vendetta between the Spencers and the Cassadines began.



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