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



  • Current Cast

    • Vinessa Antoine as Jordan Ashford
    • Nicolas Bechtel as Spencer Cassadine
    • 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
    • James DePaiva as David Bensch
    • 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
    • Hayley Erin as Kiki Jerome
    • 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
    • Rebecca Herbst as Elizabeth Webber
    • Lynn Herring as Lucy Coe
    • Anders Hove as Cesar Faison
    • Roger Howarth as Franco Baldwin
    • Finola Hughes as Anna Devane
    • Wally Kurth as Ned Quartermaine
    • Cassandra James as Terry Randolph
    • Chloe Lanier as Nelle Benson
    • Jon Lindstrom as Kevin Collins
    • Lisa LoCicero as Olivia Falconeri Quartermaine
    • Charles & Ethan Losie as Rocco Falconeri
    • Robin Mattson as Heather Webber
    • Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks
    • Cade McWatt as Cameron Webber
    • 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
    • Tequan Richmond as T.J. Ashford
    • 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
    • Jessica Tuck as Cassandra Pierce
    • Donnell Turner as Curtis Ashford
    • Kristina Wagner as Felicia Jones
    • Braden Walkes as Cameron Webber
    • 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
    • Dominic Zamprogna as Dante Falconeri
    • 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



    July 23
    Nina heeds Alexis' advice; Finn has cause to worry; Drew receives a gift; Kim helps Julian; Josslyn grows annoyed.
    July 24
    Nelle looks to Chase; Drew runs into Margaux; Nina wonders about a sudden stroke of luck; Valentin falls short; Kiki suffers a setback.
    July 25
    Sonny is cautious; Josslyn confides in Nelle; Alexis calls a meeting; Sam asks about Carly; Oscar feels dismissed.
    July 26
    Carly can't make heads or tails of the situation; Sonny confronts Kevin; Ava congratulates Michael; Alexis has good news; Julian catches a break.
    July 27
    Sonny tries to understand how things got so out of hand; Michael hears more than enough; Jason forces his hand; Maxie and Nina have a heart to heart; Finn defends Anna's actions.
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    News, Cast Updates and Scoop

    (News section last updated July 21, 2018)


    P.I. Who Allegedly Bugged Richard Simmons Charged with Crime

    (7/21/18) The private investigator who allegedly planted a tracking device on Richard Simmons' car has been charged with a crime ... TMZ has learned.

    Scott Brian Matthews was charged with 2 counts of the crime of unlawfully using a tracking device.

    Prosecutors say Matthews planted the device on the car Richard bought for his housekeeper, Teresa Reveles. They say he planted it so he could shadow Simmons and see if he was going to doctors or hospitals.

    Simmons sued Matthews last month, claiming he was hired by the National Enquirer to keep tabs on him. The Enquirer had published a story claiming Simmons was undergoing a sex change. Simmons sued the Enquirer but the case was dismissed.

    Moon Bloodgood and GH's Billy Miller Join Apple's Are You Sleeping Thriller

    (7/20/18) Falling Skies alum Moon Bloodgood has booked a series regular role on Are You Sleeping, a thriller series for Apple’s yet-to-be-named, coming-some-day streaming service. Meanwhile, three-time Daytime Emmy winner Billy Miller (General Hospital, The Young and the Restless) is set to recur.

    Based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber, Are You Sleeping — which counts Reese Witherspoon among its EPs — centers on Octavia Spencer’s Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Lizzy Caplan plays Josie and Lanie, twin sisters whose father was the murder victim.

    Bloodgood will fill the series regular role of Poppy’s best friend, Cath, while Miller will recur as Lanie’s husband Alex.

    Additionally, Brett Cullen (Narcos) will recur as the father of convicted murder Warren Cave.

    Yvette Nicole Brown Would "Love" to Play Felix's Cousin on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (7/20/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Felix hasn’t had a whole lot to do these days on GENERAL HOSPITAL, but portrayer Marc Anthony Samuel thinks he knows just how to change that when he played casting agent and suggested Yvette Nicole Brown play his cousin on the soap!

    Brown sparked the idea when she tweeted about her appearance on the second season premiere of THE GONG SHOW, joking that she was completing her “week and a half tour of every ABC game show.” Samuel responded to that by suggesting: “I want you to repeat your daytime tour and play a family member of mine on GH. Felix needs a visit from his cousin!”

    Brown quickly declared: “I’d love that!” Following that back and forth, Samuel looped in GH executive producer Frank Valentini in the Twitter thread. “My friend Yvette Nicole Brown is a dynamic human being, fantastic actress, and would be an awesome relative to visit Felix at work,” he suggested. “Just putting it out there, Frank!”

    Best known for playing Shirley on the NBC sitcom COMMUNITY, Brown has also appeared in series like MOM, THE MAYOR, and THE ODD COUPLE. She’s also done a ton of voice work for cartoons like DC Super Hero Girls, Elena of Avalor, and Lego Star Wars. Among all the film and television work she’s done, the one thing missing from her resume is a soap opera. So why not GH?

    While this is all just wishful thinking on the part of Samuel, perhaps Valentini will be inspired by Brown’s enthusiasm and offer her a guest spot? Hey, it’s a soap — you never know what might happen!

    Brianna Brown Welcomes Son

    (7/20/18) Brianna Brown (Claudia, DYNASTY; ex-Lisa, GH) and husband Richie Keen are the proud new parents of a son, Charlie Zane, who was born on July 18, in Los Angeles. The baby boy weighed in at 7 lbs., 11 oz. “We are overjoyed to welcome Charlie into our family and are grateful to everyone who helped guide us through our birth experience,” the couple told People. “We are looking forward to all the adventures we will have in the next chapter of our lives.” The duo wed in May 2017.

    ‘The Oath’: Dilshad Vadsaria, Erik King Among Seven Recurring Cast In Season 2

    (7/20/18) Dilshad Vadsaria (Revenge, Second Chance), Sebastian Zurita (Todo Mal, Si Yo Fuera Tu), Erik King (Dexter, Oz), J. Anthony Pena (Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G, Lucifer), Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives, General Hospital) Rich Paul (Cut Throat City, The Long Shadow) and Carlos Sanz (Stronger) are set for recurring roles on the second season of The Oath, Sony Crackle’s gritty drama from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

    They join the previously announced cast for season two, which includes new series regular Christina Milian, and Leona Lewis and Zulay Henao who will recur, along with returning cast Ryan Kwanten – who’s also a producer – Cory Hardrict, Katrina Law and J.J. Soria.

    Created by Joe Halpin, The Oath explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join. Only a select few make the cut — but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks. Season 2 finds the Ravens trying to free themselves from their debt to the cartel. The season will examine themes of family and redemption, giving the characters a chance to reclaim their lives as their own, pushing them to find a new path and attempting to conquer their inner demons – all while trying to protect their own lives in the process.

    Vadsaria plays Anaya Gil, who runs the U.S. faction of the Indo-Canadian Organized Crime. With her lieutenant Rajiv, her crime ring specializes in the theft and sale of luxury cars. Anaya runs her business professionally, is loyal to her friends, and expects the same from her partners. She cares about her business and her people, willing to do whatever it takes to keep them safe. She’s repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment and Innovative Artists.

    Zurita is Ricardo Velasquez, the only son of Ignacio, who was raised in the shadow of his father. Ruthless to an extreme, and quick to anger. Ricardo has a contentious relationship with the rest of his family, in part because of the favoritism his father shows to Carmen, his sister. Envious, and eager to prove his worth, his thirst for power will lead him to decisions that he may come to regret. Zurita is repped by CAA and John Carrabino Management.

    King is Pastor Greg, Amber’s father, and a self-reformed man who plans on helping those in the neighborhood still in the life. Growing up in a family of gangbangers, he followed the tradition. But after losing his brother to gang violence, he decided to use his street knowledge to help the community instead. As a Pastor, Cole approaches him to organize events for the Ravens. Good PR to keep the public opinion on the gang’s side, and keep them out of another RICO case. As the violence escalates he’ll try his hardest to maintain the peace, and mentor Cole on the importance of helping the community. King is repped by Gersh and The Burstein Company.

    Pena plays Carl Ortiz, a current cop gang member and owner of the bar the Ravens frequent. Pena returns this season and becomes a major player in the gangs’ effort to break free from the Cartels grip and go legitimate. Pena is repped by Mogan Entertainment.

    Burgi plays Nathan Andrews, a stone cold DEA agent. Calculating, Andrews is well aware of the corruption that a job like his can breed, and to a degree, he’s sympathetic to those who fall to it. He’s made it his mission in life to take down all the cartels no matter the consequences. Burgi is repped by Leslie Allan-Rice Management and Innovative Artists.

    Paul is Eli Briggs, the leader of a ruthless cop gang named the Horsemen. Eli’s character plays an integral part in creating havoc for the Ravens as they struggle to survive in the cop gang world.

    Paul is repped by Nick Terry at Zero Gravity Management.

    Carlos Sanz is Ignacio Velasquez, a leader of the Costa Oeste Cartel. Father of Jorge and Carmen, and a ruthless leader, he built his empire from the ground up. He has an old school mentality when it comes to loyalty and rules with an iron fist. A legend in Colombia for helping his people and is considered a benefactor to his community. Equally feared and loved, he is about to learn the true meeting of loyalty. Sanz is represented by Lighthouse Entertainment and Amsel, Eisenstadt , Frazier & Hinojosa Talent Agency (AEFH).

    The Oath is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc., Dennis Kim, Todd Hoffman, Anne Clements, and Joe Halpin who is also creator, writer and showrunner. Kwanten and Frances Lausell return as producers along with co-executive producer Jeff T. Thomas.

    Elizabeth Hendrickson Teases Margaux's Past Will Soon Be Revealed on GENERAL HOSPITAL!

    (7/19/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Port Charles’ new district attorney, Margaux Dawson, made a splashy debut on GENERAL HOSPITAL when she faced off against Diane in court and sent Carly to Ferncliff, but since portrayer Elizabeth Hendrickson will be sticking around, the soap’s fans had plenty of questions for the actress about this newcomer! “She’s still new on the canvas and every day I’m learning more about her,” she admitted on Twitter of her alter ego. “I hope you will all see more about who she really is at her core in the next few weeks.” And when one viewer wondered if Margaux might have a previously unrknown connection to someone in town, the daytime star played coy. “As of now, Margaux is new to town,” she teased. “But you never know, there my be some connection that has not been revealed yet!”

    While playing a lawyer for the first time is “challenging and so fun,” Hendrickson does get to enjoy working with a familiar face on GH — Billy Miller (Drew), who she previously worked with on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS where they played Billy and Chloe! “I always loved working with Billy,” Hendrickson exclaimed. “Feels like old times, but also feels brand new, since our characters are so different from our previous roles.” And since she also confided that she and Miller have taped “a lot” of scenes together, she even jokingly tried to come up with a couple nickname for Drew and Margaux. “So we would be… Dregaux?” she laughed. “This is a hard one!”

    And although Hendrickson is looking forward to working with some new scene partners on GH, she’s also crossing her fingers that she’ll get to interact with some more of her former castmates. “I really hope I get to work with Finola Hughes (Anna) again,” she admitted. “Also hoping to work with Tamara Braun (Kim)!” But although Margaux and Anna have yet to share the screen together, the former ALL MY CHILDREN co-stars have already reconnected backstage! “She actually came running onto the set to give me a huge hug while I was working on my first day,” Hendrickson revealed. “It was such a warm, wonderful welcome.”

    As for whether romance is in the cards for Margaux, or if she’s going to be all business and continue trying to take down Sonny, fans will just have to stay tuned. “I hope we get to see a little bit about her past soon,” Hendrickson mused, “which will help reveal who she is under that poor suit.”

    Chloe Lanier Shares an Absolutely Gorgeous Makeup-Free Selfie

    (7/19/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Photo) Every viewer of GENERAL HOSPITAL will agree that the scheming Nelle Benson is ugly on the inside, but it’s equally indisputable that portrayer Chloe Lanier is absolutely beautiful (inside and out!). The actress proved this with a recent selfie she took where she was wearing no makeup and looking just gorgeous. She was also showing off her brighter blond locks after having a cut and color from celebrity hair specialist Joseph Michael!

    Lanier has made quite an impression on GH viewers throughout her two years on the soap, and no matter how nasty Nelle got in Port Charles, she always looked good doing it! And attending events from movie premieres to Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies, the actress has also shown off some spectacular looks, no matter how she did her makeup or hair.

    Amber Tamblyn Added to the Cast of FX's Y Pilot as POTUS' Daughter

    (7/19/18) Amber Tamblyn has joined the cast of FX’s Y, the network announced on Wednesday. In the sci-fi/drama pilot, she’ll play Mariette Callows, the daughter of the president of the U.S. who is expected to follow his conservative footsteps into the political arena.

    Mind you, D.C. will look a lot different if Y is ordered to series. Based on the Last Man DC comics by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, the proposed show is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which every male mammal is history — except for one (I’m guessing extremely popular) guy.

    Already cast in the pilot were Diane Lane as a first-term junior senator, Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan as (possibly) the last man standing, Imogen Poots (Roadies) as his EMT sister, Lashana Lynch (Still Star-Crossed) as a Secret Service agent, Juliana Canfield (Succession) as a knife-maker with a soft spot for Keoghan, and Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete) as the president’s right-hand woman. Michael Green (American Gods) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage) are on board as showrunners, with Oscar nominee Green also writing the pilot.

    Tamblyn’s previous small-screen credits include a stint as the brilliant Masters on House and the title role on Joan of Arcadia.

    GENERAL HOSPITAL's TK Weaver Wins Young Artist Award

    (7/17/18) Congratulations to TK Weaver, who has won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Recurring Young Actor in a TV Series for his work as Danny Morgan on GENERAL HOSPITAL! “We won!” he declared on Twitter. “We won for GH! Huge win for daytime television kids and daytime TV as a whole. Thank you all for your love, positivity and support.”

    On July 14, the day of the awards ceremony, the young actor admitted he wasn’t expecting to take home a trophy. “Honestly don’t expect to win over these roles on what I assume are primetime shows,” Weaver tweeted, “but I’d love to see a daytime television star take the award. Daytime television rocks and I’d like to see it get more recognition.”

    Weaver was also nominated for his performance in a Subaru Impreza commercial, but it was his impressive performances as Danny on GH that earned him the big prize. “Such a positive experience,” he shared on Instagram. “We had no idea what we were doing. So many young stars with their publicists and VIP status. Me and my dad were lost. We didn’t even know how to vote. The win for my work on GH with Steve Burton (Jason), Kelly Monaco (Sam) and Billy Miller (Drew) was a complete shock and such an honor for a daytime recurring actor. Of course, I have the amazing actors mentioned above to help guide me on set.”

    General Hospital Recasting Jordan

    (7/16/18) Vinessa Antoine is leaving General Hospital as she prepares to star in the Canadian drama Diggstown. Her GH character Jordan Ashford will be recast, Soap Opera Digest reports.

    therealvinessaantoine on insta: There are so many people that God put into place who are directly and indirectly responsible for my time at @generalhospitalabc You know who you are. I thank you. I came into this world as an artist. My job is to create and inspire. I hope that I did that a little in playing #JordanAshford. I believe that I have taken her as far as I can. To clarify, as negotiations for #Diggstown were underway, although I am open to stay and play in Port Charles, I was told by my reps that @GeneralHospital felt that my character would be off the canvas for too long for me to continue playing her. With that, we decided to mutually part ways. It’s time to make room for more women of color in prominent roles on television. I’m grateful to assist in that by starting this new chapter in my journey. I hope you’ll all come along. I feel blessed. Be well. xo

    Laura Wright Proves Age Is Nothing But a Number With Inspirational Message to Fans

    (7/16/18) Daytime star Laura Wright was in the middle of enjoying her summer vacation from playing Carly on GENERAL HOSPITAL but she took time out to celebrate getting older and issue a challenge to her fans! “To all my female friends of ‘age,'” she posted to Instagram. “Most of us are going through the next stage of our lives. We are at that age where we see the wrinkles, grey hair, extra pounds. Menopause has already shown up or just waiting around the corner. We see the pretty 25-year-olds and sigh. But we were 25, too, just like they will one day be our age.

    “What they bring to the table with their youth and zest for life, we bring with our wisdom, experience, and good hearts,” she continued. “For all we’ve been through earning each grey hair… raising kids, bills and ills, and whatever else life throws at us, we are survivors. We are warriors. We are women. Like a classic car or fine wine. While our exterior may not be what it once was, it is traded for our spirit, our courage, and our strength to enter this chapter of our lives with grace and pride for all we’ve been through and accomplished. Never feel bad about getting older. It is a privilege denied to many.”

    She then challenged her female fans to copy and paste her status with their own picture and age, proudly adding that she herself is turning 48 in September. And proving that age is nothing but a number, Wright has found a new lease on life happily finding love with GH castmate Wes Ramsey (Peter) after her divorce and continuing to raise her two beautiful children, Lauren and John. And don’t forget starring as Carly Corinthos on GH where she continues to earn critical acclaim and Daytime Emmy nominations (taking home the gold in 2011)! Wright is not only aging gracefully, but gorgeously. Such an inspiriation!

    Derk and Drew Cheetwood's Mother Is in the Hospital

    (7/16/18) Please join us in sending love and prayers to GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Derk Cheetwood (Max) and his brother, Drew Cheetwood (Milo), whose parents were involved in a serious car accident on July 10. The following day, Derk shared a photo of himself holding his mother’s hand in the hospital to share the story with fans. “Hello everyone, I hope that you’re all well,” he wrote. “I’m posting on behalf of our family. My parents were involved in a serious car accident yesterday. My dad is doing well, thankfully, however my mom sustained some very serious injuries. She is currently being treated in ICU in the Toledo Trauma Unit and receiving incredible care might we say.

    “Our entire family has been with her almost every minute of her ordeal, from accident to ICU,” he added. “Although she has many serious injuries, we are praying for a complete recovery. I’m happy to report that she is currently resting well. God is great, and we thank him for allowing her to fight!”

    We’d like to join all of the fans in sending best wishes to Mrs. Cheetwood for a speedy recovery.

    General Hospital actress will make Canadian TV history

    (7/15/18) (thestar.com) When General Hospital’s Vinessa Antoine called her parents to tell them that she had been cast in a history-making role in CBC’s upcoming legal drama Diggstown, they thought it was for a very different reason.

    “My boyfriend (fellow General Hospital star Anthony Montgomery) was on the line first. So they thought he was going to propose,” says Antoine. “Then I told them I was cast in a new CBC show.”

    At that point, like any good immigrant parents (Antoine’s were originally from Trinidad before settling in Toronto), they were happy their daughter had a steady job. But this was not just any show. Antoine will make history as the first Black Canadian actress to star in a prime-time drama on legacy network television, according to the public broadcaster.

    “I’m just very excited to be chosen to do this,” says the Toronto-born actress, announcing the appointment to the Star in an exclusive interview. “I think it’s something that’s been long overdue. But everything is changing right now and it’s definitely time.”

    In Diggstown, scheduled to air in the key CBC fall and winter season, Antoine will play Marcie Diggs, a top corporate lawyer who decides to dedicate herself to a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

    “We were looking for someone who could be credible as a lawyer. She’s also a very positive person; she leads from a place of optimism, not from a place of cynicism,” says showrunner and creator Floyd Kane. “And we needed someone who could communicate the physicality of Marcie because, among other things, she’s a big surfer. Vanessa embodied all of that.”

    Kane said he auditioned about 50 actresses for the coveted role.

    “We saw so much talent. It was a tough decision and we saw so many incredible Canadian actresses. This will be the first time that a Black Canadian actress will be No. 1 on the call sheet. I think it’s a big deal. Although at the end of the day, yes, we’re just making TV. But from a pop culture perspective, I feel this is important.”

    Canada is catching up to the United States: Kerry Washington made history in the Shonda Rhimes-created drama Scandal in 2012 as the first Black American to lead a prime-time network drama in four decades.

    However, it wasn’t the first to feature a Black female star. That distinction belongs to Teresa Graves in Get Christie Love! which aired for one season in 1974.

    Black Canadian actresses have starred in shows such as the Vision TV limited series Soul with Keshia Chante (also produced by Kane) and Global’s half-hour comedy Da Kink in My Hair, but prime-time network drama remains the gold standard.

    “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system,” says Antoine. “And when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of colour, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.”

    The series will also look at an under-represented segment of Canada, the historic Black communities of Nova Scotia, which at one point represented 37 per cent of the total Black population.

    “This is huge for me. I always knew about the Black communities out east, but this is something I really didn’t learn about in school and I should have,” says Antoine. “My experience was growing up in a Caribbean household and I thought that the majority of Blacks came from the West Indies. But there is a huge community with a rich history in Nova Scotia that is finally going to be spotlighted and I think it’s time for their stories to be told.”

    There is some fallout though: General Hospital fans will not be happy to learn that Antoine, who has been with the show since 2014, will no longer be a series regular when she starts shooting Diggstown in August.

    Her character, former DEA agent Jordan Ashford, was supposed to get married to fiancé Curtis on the show, which was also a historic first, a Black couple getting married on the long-running soap. That may no longer be the case.

    “We were in the planning stages of the wedding and ABC hasn’t announced what will happen. But it’s a soap opera and something traumatic always happens at a wedding. But it would have been a first for a Black couple to be married on General Hospital, but we’re not sure where the storyline is going,” says Antoine.

    Antoine is busy prepping for a different kind of history. On the phone from Los Angeles, where she lives and shoots General Hospital, she mentioned that she’s taking surfing lessons. In fact, she was drying off a wetsuit after venturing out in the water earlier that day.

    As for her parents? Well they got over any disappointment of not hearing about an engagement.

    “I had to explain to them what it all meant,” says Antoine. “And then they were screaming on the phone. It was awesome.”

    Brytni Sarpy Announces She's Back on GENERAL HOSPITAL This Summer!

    (7/13/18) It’s been a while since we’ve seen Valerie, but Brytni Sarpy has announced that she is returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL this summer! Instagram recently added a feature where users can allow people to ask them questions, and when one fan asked if she would be coming back to Port Charles anytime soon, she replied: "Yes... Val will be back periodically. I start shooting in a few weeks." And if Sarpy starts filming towards the end of July, you can look for Valerie to be on screen sometime around late August. Of course, what storyline she might be involved in is still being kept under wraps, but hopefully it's something juicy!

    The actress debuted as Valerie Spencer back in March of 2015, introduced as the daughter of Pat Spencer, making her Luke’s niece and Lulu’s cousin. But after moving to Port Charles and pursuing Lulu’s husband, Dante, she drifted onto the back burner. Despite joining the police force and attempting to date Curtis, Valerie was only seen occasionally, and was dropped from contract to recurring status with GH back in January of 2017.

    After appearing as Kristina’s wingman to help win back Parker’s attention in August of 2017, Valerie’s then made another brief appearance in October when she attended Bobbie’s anniversary party at the Metro Court with her family. Her most recent appearance was back in February of 2018 when she attended the funeral of fellow PCPD officer Nathan West.

    Valerie wasn’t initially a very popular character with many viewers because she immediately came between the popular supercouple of Dante and Lulu, but over time, Sarpy earned herself a legion of devoted fans who have already expressed their happiness that she will be back on GH again soon. In the meantime, Sarpy has been keeping busy, with a recent appearance in the horror film Truth or Dare which premiered on the SyFy Channel last October.

    Since Valerie is still clearly living in Port Charles and a member of the PCPD, it's about time that we're seeing the long-lost Spencer family member again.

    2018 Primetime Emmy Nominations

    (7/12/18) (Former soap stars in bold)

    LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus)
    Pamela Adlon, Better Things
    Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Allison Janney, Mom
    Issa Rae, Insecure
    Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
    Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

    LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Donald Glover)
    Anthony Anderson, black-ish
    Ted Danson, The Good Place
    Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Donald Glover, Atlanta
    Bill Hader, Barry
    William H. Macy, Shameless

    SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Alec Baldwin)
    Louie Anderson, Baskets
    Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
    Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
    Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
    Henry Winkler, Barry

    GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: SNL host Dave Chappelle)
    Katt Williams, Atlanta
    Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
    Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (2017 winner: Laura Dern)
    Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
    Letitia Wright, Black Mirror, “Black Museum”
    Merrit Wever, Godless
    Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
    Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
    Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

    SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (2017 winner: Alexander Skarsgård)
    Jeff Daniels, Godless
    Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
    Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
    Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story<

    Chloe Lanier Reportedly Leaving GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (7/12/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) With her evil schemes falling part around her, it looks like Nelle will finally get what's coming to her! Although the soap declined to comment on her exit, word is that Chloe Lanier is leaving GENERAL HOSPITAL, where she has played the scheming Nelle Benson since August of 2016. Castmate Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix) even commented on one of her Instagram posts to say: "I’m bummed we never got to work together! Hopefully out in the world one day. Good luck!"

    In 2015, Lanier appeared on GH as a Young Patricia Spencer for two episodes as part of the soap’s 52nd anniversary, and when the role of Nelle was conceived, she was cast as the mysterious young woman who turned out to be Carly’s adopted sister. She was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in both 2017 and 2018, taking home the gold the second time around.

    The character of Nelle proved polarizing, with many fans disliking how she caused trouble for Carly and Sonny. In fact, it reached a point where Lanier had to speak out against the online bullying she was receiving from fans who blamed her for her character's actions! When the young woman rekindled her relationship with Michael and became pregnant, it almost seemed as though she might be redeemable, but then she went all out gaslighting Carly and getting her locked up in Ferncliff to get her out of Michael’s life! Of course, with a character this unpredictable, there’s no telling exactly how Nelle could be ushered off the canvas.

    Outside of daytime, Lanier has appeared in primetime series like ARMY WIVES, NCIS, and KINGDOM. And with her Emmy Award-winning talent, we have no doubt that the actress will continue to wow her fans with more incredible performances in the future. And we will obviously keep you up to date on where and when you can see her on screen again. But for now, keep tuning in to see what happens to Nelle, because if she has really wrapped up taping in July, she should air into August!

    Demi Moore's Credit Card Allegedly Stolen, Hit with $169k in Charges

    (7/12/18) Demi Moore is the victim in a major credit card fraud case -- way over $100k worth -- according to federal prosecutors.

    According to the criminal complaint, obtained by TMZ, 35-year-old David Matthew Read reported Demi's AmEx card lost or stolen in March, and when the new one was delivered through FedEx ... he somehow managed to pick it up.

    The feds say he went on a spending spree, hitting a handful of Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the L.A. area. Not exactly low-profile, kinda like his final tab. He allegedly ran up $169k over several weeks!

    Read was spotted on surveillance cameras -- at the FedEx and also inside the retail stores -- according to the feds, who say he confessed to the caper when they nabbed him in April.

    We're told Read's still sitting in L.A. County Jail. We've reached out to Demi's reps for comment ... so far, no word back.

    Rebecca Budig Says She'd Love to Return to GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (7/11/18) Thanks to some inventive writing, Rebecca Budig got to cram a whole lot of storyline into her nearly 200 episodes of GENERAL HOSPITAL. “Hayden was first described to me as a con woman,” she admitted to Soaps In Depth. “They didn’t really give me much else.” But by the time the character was written off, she’d changed so much that viewers’ hearts were broken along with Finn’s. “It was very flattering for them to have actually grown to like Hayden, because a lot of people didn’t in the beginning,” Budig reflected. “So their response to me leaving was so heartwarming.”

    While the actress acknowledged that she’d love to see Hayden bring her baby back to town — “Who wouldn’t want to play all that juicy stuff?!?” — having the downtime to spend with her own little one, Charlotte Jo, has been nice. “She’s strong-willed and yet shy, really funny, artistic, creative and pretty articulate for 3 and a half,” Budig relates. “She’s just fun to be with.”

    She and husband Michael Benson often travel with their girl to visit relatives in Kentucky and Minnesota, but Budig says she’s happiest when working on her craft. “I’m taking an acting class with Michael E. Knight (Tad, ALL MY CHILDREN),” she revealed. “He’s brilliant!” Besides honing her skills, having a former castmate from the years when she played AMC’s Greenlee in class is “like seeing a family member,” she said. “It’s been really nice to watch his work.”

    The actress also got a chance to stretch when she lent her voice to the recently released audiobook of pal Matt Boren’s first novel, Folded Notes From High School. “I grew up at a time when we folded notes,” she explained, “so the concept really spoke to me, and the book was a fun read.”

    Set in the early ’90s, the hilarious correspondence relates the experience of a senior who falls for a freshman due to his memorable audition for the school musical. “I play Tricia. She’s part of the school gossip train,” Budig related. “It was totally different than acting in a show. It was a lot more freeing.”

    Might she again get a chance to make people laugh in her new pilot? “All I can say about it is that it’s a comedy,” Budig teased. “Who knows what else I’ll do?”

    Ted King To Attend GH Fan Club Event

    (7/11/18) Ted King (ex-Alcazar, GH et al) will make the scene at the GH fan club event during the weekend of July 27. “I am going to go back and do the GH fan event for the first time ever,” he says. “They invited me and it’s the 55th anniversary, so I’m going to go for the day and see what that’s all about. I’m always looking forward to the questions from the fans and to see what they’re interested in. Are they interested in the past or present? Obviously, I’ve evolved a lot since I was on GH.” In addition to the independent film, Milkshake Girls, the actor can also be seen in the upcoming HBO movie, MY DINNER WITH HERVÉ. “I have a small role in it,” he says. “It stars Peter Dinklage as Hervé Villechaize. It’s a really wild story and it’s true. The guy that directed the film [Sasha Gervasi] is actually one of the characters in the film. He’s the reporter, played by Jamie Dornan, who comes to Los Angeles to interview a bunch of people and one of them is Hervé. He wrote the original news piece and now turned it into a film. It has a phenomenal cast.” King has also been busy raising daughters Ava and Vivienne with wife, Maya, and recently reconnected with some familiar PC faces at a party. “I saw Lisa LoCicero [Olivia], who I’ve known forever because she played my sister [Jocelyn] on THE CITY [where he played Danny]. I saw Mark Teschner [casting director] there, and some behind the scenes people I know, too.”

    A First Look at GENERAL HOSPITAL's Maurice Benard in His Exciting New Movie Role

    (7/11/18) (Video, Photos) New York and New Jersey get ready — GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) is heading your way! But this time around he’s not just in town for a couple of his rare personal appearances at fan events… he’s also filming a new movie! “The reason I’m going out is I got a movie that I’m going to be doing that week with Ice-T called Equal Standard,” the actor revealed in a Twitter video message. “Can’t wait to see you guys, I truly can’t.” Then he pointed at the scene from GH on the TV screen in the background of his shot and grinned. “Look what I’m watching. Oh boy… Max and Sonny. Yes!”

    Then on July 9, the Emmy-winning actor shared a shot of himself in costume side by side with the movie poster where he is featured prominently alongside the film’s other stars. “Always great to play different characters,” he confided. “In New York playing a police captain. Very cool and interesting script.”

    Equal Standard tells the powerful story of an off-duty New York City police detective who gets caught in an inner city brawl between undercover cops convinced he is a local street thug. The melee ends in a tragic death followed by an uproar within gangs and cops in neighboring communities and across the city. It is written by Taheim Bryan and directed by Brendan Kyle Cochrane. In addition to Ice-T and Benard, the movie also stars Robert Clohessy, and ONE LIFE TO LIVE alum Tobias Truvillion (Vincent).

    East Coast appearances were once extremely rare for Benard due to his crippling fear of flying. But having worked through that, the GH star can now make the occasional trip East to meet and greet his fans. He’ll be appearing at Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on the afternoon of Saturday, July 14, for a personal appearance, and then later that evening, fans can join the daytime star for an intimate gathering at a restaurant in Astoria, NY. For more information regarding these fan events and to get tickets for yourself, please visit CoastalEntertainment.com.

    As Benard is only just now filming Equal Standard, a release date is going to be quite some ways off, but as more information about the movie and how you can see it is announced, we’ll be sure to let you know!

    Kirsten Storms Said the Sweetest Things About Her Boyfriend

    (7/11/18) Daytime star Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) has found love again with boyfriend Elias Paul Reidy, and she couldn’t be happier. In fact, she even gushed about her beau on Instagram! “I’m a big girl and can take care of myself,” she declared, “but this guy has my back like no other. He has since we met 12 years ago. Our first relationship lasted four years. Eight years later, the universe decided it was time to put us back together. I don’t think I’ll ever lose this feeling of gratefulness for him. I dig it.”

    Of course, every couple has its problems, and Storms jokingly referred to one of them by adding the hashtag “#nowijustneedhimtoputthetoiletseatdown” to her post! Hey, if that’s your biggest complaint, you’re doing just fine!

    After splitting up with musician Reidy eight years ago, GH fans know that Storms later married her co-star, Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny), and they had a daughter, Harper, who they continue to co-parent beautifully. And Barash himself has also introduced his new girlfriend, Morgan Mitchell, so everyone is perfectly happy now.

    Jacob Young Is "Pretty Sure" He Broke His Ankle!

    (7/11/18) Please join us in sending best wishes for a speedy recovery to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Jacob Young (Rick), who injured himself shortly after returning home from filming a movie! “Dang!” he shared on Instagram. “Just arrived at home and started doing some work outside, rolled my ankle and pretty sure it’s broken.” But he also assured fans that he’s being well taken care of by his better half. “Christen Young has got it under control!” he promised. He also joked: “I’m sure I’ll milk it for all it’s worth.”

    It looks pretty painfully swollen, and fans flooded his comments with messages urging him to be careful and make sure to go to the doctor. Young responded that X-rays are definitely on the agenda for the following day. Hopefully he had returned home because he was all finished filming his upcoming movie, They Call Him Angel, where he’s playing the mysterious Mr. Jones.

    Young has been a part of the daytime community since 1997 when he first joined the cast of B&B. He has also played Lucky on GENERAL HOSPITAL and JR on ALL MY CHILDREN. He dropped to recurring status with B&B back in April in order to pursue outside projects like this film and his new music. With all of his other opportunities, hopefully this injury won’t keep him out of commission for too long! “All I wanted to do was be at home and sit back and put my feet up,” Young admitted. “Not like this!”

    Hopefully, the doctor will have some good news and it won’t be too bad. Get well soon!

    Eden McCoy Wants Josslyn to Be a Schemer Just Like Carly on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (7/10/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Josslyn may be a sweet kid with a good heart on GENERAL HOSPITAL, but Carly’s daughter is also a total teenager! She’s also... well, Carly’s daughter! “She is not a goody two-shoes all the time,” portrayer Eden McCoy admitted to Soaps In Depth. “She can be bitchy. She’s a little bit of both, which is probably the most realistic thing about her.” As a high school kid herself, McCoy is always impressed with her character’s self-awareness — even when she makes a mistake like being Team Nelle! “Joss is so excited to be an aunt that she’s willing to give Nelle the benefit of the doubt,” says McCoy, adding that while her character may be wrong this time, “she always has a reason to back up her opinions. A lot of teenagers are like, ‘Just no!’ Joss always has an argument.

    “I think that’s the big difference between us. Even when it’s over stupid stuff, I won’t always have an argument for why I want what I want,” she continued. “Then again, I don’t have writers to tell me what I should say. That’s probably why Joss is able to speak her mind so well — because it’s been written for her!”

    Also penned for the GH ingenue is a popular love story with beau Oscar. “I’ve read stuff about us being the up-and-coming new couple,” McCoy said. “It’s an honor to be given that opportunity, and I just love having chemistry with another person my age. Before Garren Stitt (Oscar) came on, I had years of scenes with family — which was great. Those actors are all unbelievable! But I’m glad Joss got the opportunity to have a relationship with someone her age. “Josslyn is really young and experiencing feelings for the first time — and I am, too, in real life,” the 15-year-old added. “It’s fun to play, because I have firsthand experience.”

    Naturally, McCoy’s real-life boyfriend, Brian Dennis, doesn’t love watching her moon over Oscar as Joss. But “he’s very supportive, always,” insisted the actress. “He is in no way, shape or form in the business. He thinks it’s crazy. Because he’s not used to this world, it’s fun for him to learn about stuff like the Daytime Emmys, and I’m happy to share it with him.”

    In addition to finding love, Joss has faced some hard truths over the last few years, and many viewers have been impressed with the relationship that she shares with mom Carly. “Even when things get tense, they’re always coming from a good place,” McCoy says of their relationship. “They always want the best for each other, no matter what.”

    While they’ve hit a rough patch of late, there’s no denying that Joss is becoming more like her driven mother by the day. “Because after a year of every scene with [Laura Wright, who plays Carly], you automatically sync up without even realizing it,” McCoy cracks. “I love Laura. She’s insanely talented.”

    With her character already a bit of a mini-Carly, McCoy’s itching to get her hands dirty and stir up some trouble in Port Charles. Make that a lot of trouble! “I want to get totally dark,” she con des. “The writers are amazing, so I’ll play anything they write... but it would be very fun to have some rebellion and be a bit crazy!”

    The notion that Joss could become a schemer like her mom isn’t unthinkable... and once she realizes how seriously Nelle has played her and her family, she just might find the inspiration she needs to lash out in a big way. And don’t think McCoy doesn’t know it! “I cannot wait,” she says, “to see what she does when she finds out the truth!”

    Billy Dee Williams Set To Return To ‘Star Wars’ As Lando Calrissian – Report

    (7/10/18) It looks like the smooth space-age swag of Lando Calrissian is returning to help the Rebellion (or maybe the First Order?) in Star Wars: Episode IX. Billy Dee Williams, who originated the role in Empire Strikes Back, is set to don the cape as Lando in the forthcoming installment of the Disney/Lucasfilm franchise.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Williams will be returning to Star Wars as Lando who was recently portrayed by Donald Glover in the Star Wars standalone prequel Solo. With many actors from the original Star Wars franchise reprising their role in the new movies, there have been rumors and speculations on fan sites about Williams’ return. No details have been given about how Lando will be involved in the ninth installment of the intergalactic saga.

    Williams is the latest actor to join the J.J. Abrams-directed Episode IX. Last week, Keri Russell, a frequent Abrams collaborator also joined the cast in an undisclosed role. They will join Star Wars regulars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver. The movie is set to open Dec. 20, 2019.

    DAYS's Greg Vaughan Reveals Romance With Angie Harmon

    (7/8/18) Greg Vaughan (Eric, DAYS) and Angie Harmon quietly revealed in separate posts on Instagram that they’re a duo. In what Harmon hashtagged a #moderndaybradybunch, the couple posed with his sons Jathan, Landan and Cavan, and her daughters Emery, Avery and Finley. “Love ONE Love for ALL,” is how Vaughan captioned his, adding #vaughanharmonbunch. Harmon, best known for her leading role in RIZZOLI & ISLES, as well as her run on LAW & ORDER, accompanied Vaughan to the Daytime Emmys in April, where he picked up his first-ever trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actor, and recently visited him at the DAYS set. Check out the adorable pic here.

    Did You Recognize ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Patrick Gibbons as Wyatt on GENERAL HOSPITAL?

    (7/6/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Eagle-eyed viewers of GENERAL HOSPITAL who were also fans of ONE LIFE TO LIVE may have thought that the Raging Raccoon scout who discovered the shack where Peter was being held prisoner by Obrecht looked kind of familiar. Well, that’s because the character of young Wyatt Hoover is played by Patrick Gibbons, Jr., who used to play Sam Manning on OLTL!

    Gibbons took over the role of Sam back in December of 2010 and played the character right up through the end of the ABC soap,even appearing in the short-lived online reboot. Sam’s parentage was a bit complicated, though. He was the son of Victor Lord, Jr. and Margaret Cochran, but was adopted by Blair and Todd Manning. Unfortunately, while Wyatt has only interacted with Peter on GH, there's still a chance that Gibbons might share some scenes with Roger Howarth (Franco), who played his adopted dad on OLTL!

    Since taking over as executive producer of GH, Frank Valentini has tapped quite a few of the talented actors he worked with when he was running OLTL back in the day, including Hillary B. Smith (Nora), Ilene Kristen (Delia), Bree Williamson (Claudette), and James DePaiva (Dr. Bensch). Sometimes they reprise their OLTL roles, and other times play entirely new characters, like Gibbons is as Wyatt.

    By the way, the name Wyatt could be a sly reference to the character of Wyatt Halliwell from the CW series CHARMED, a role played by none other than Wes Ramsey (Peter)! Hopefully Wyatt can work his magic and help Peter get free of Obrecht’s trap — the poor guy has been tied up forever!

    Dishing with Digest - Episode 15

    (7/6/18) (Listen / download) GH fave Dominic Zamprogna talks about his exit from the role of Dante

    Soap Opera Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky chat with GH fave Dominic Zamprogna about his exit from the role of Dante, his favorite memories of his 9-year run, and what fans’ support has meant to him. Plus, we dish Kate Mansi’s upcoming return to the role of DAYS’s Abigail and the fierce competition for daytime roles.

    Here's What Happened When Colonel Sanders Went on General Hospital

    (7/6/18) Two weeks ago, KFC's official Twitter account — which is written in the voice of its mascot Colonel Sanders, a fictionalized version of the fast food chain's founder — began tweeting a lot about the soap opera General Hospital.

    Apparently it's KFC canon that Colonel Sanders is a GH fan and the fake Colonel Sanders dreamed of appearing on the venerable soap when he was a kid (in reality, the show premiered when the real Colonel Harland Sanders was in his 70s). The tweets were building to the reveal that George Hamilton's version of Colonel Sanders would be making an appearance in Port Charles on July 6, which is National Fried Chicken Day (if you don't know, now you know).

    Well, that day is today, and the Colonel's sponsored cameo was as weird and awkward and goofy as you'd expect.

    It started with Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) and Lulu Falconeri (Emme Rylan) hanging out and splitting a bucket of that her friend the Colonel was really good at texting. "He's so witty it's almost exhausting," she said. (KFC paid handsomely for that phony praise, I'm sure.)

    "Wait, are we talking about the Colonel?" Lulu asked.

    "Colonel Harland Sanders?" Maxie replied. "He's a friend!" And he was on his way over. Maxie opened the door and standing there, in all his golden glory, was Colonel Sanders. (Whenever I see George Hamilton, I think about how Robert Duvall refused to be in The Godfather, Part III and Hamilton replaced him as consigliere, which makes me think about how much better a movie about a schism between Micheal Corleone and Tom Hagen would be than whatever Part III actually was and I get mad, and even though it's not George Hamilton's fault the movie didn't meet its potential, I can't help how I feel when I see his orange visage.)

    "Maxie, my dear," he drawled. "It's wonderful to see you again." The music cue was very sincere, signaling that this was an emotional reunion

    Maxie introduced her to Lulu as if he was a real person. He beamed at her like a kindly old gentleman. I couldn't tell how much of a joke it was supposed to be. The show played it straight.

    Maxie gave him a glass of iced tea as they sat down to chat.

    "Your chicken is so..." Maxie said, searching for the word.

    "Crispy?" he asked with a grin. (He's the Extra Crispy Colonel, as the commercials that aired during the episode made clear. He's very tan, you see. He's been out in the sun so he's as crispy as KFC's extra crispy chicken.)

    "And easy!" she answered. Life gets so crazy, it's nice to just get some easy, tasty food sometimes, you know? Maxie told the Colonel that Lulu is a journalist.

    "Journalism is a noble profession," he said.

    "Not everyone thinks so," Lulu answered. This seems like a reference to President Trump. KFC mascot Colonel Sanders defended the free press on General Hospital. Extraordinary.

    Lulu had to know the story of how Maxie and the Colonel met, but they made her swear to keep it off the record. Here's what happened: The Syndicate tried to hack into KFC's mainframe to steal his famous secret recipe and Maxie's ex-fiancé Spinelli helped him. We also learned that the Colonel was once cursed by a warlock and now has the ability to see into people's souls. Lulu's is pure.

    Then he revealed the real reason why he was there: the Syndicate wasn't done looking for the secret recipe yet, and he needed a safe hiding place for it. So Maxie hid it the hard copy inside a hollowed-out book on her bookcase. Seems very secure!

    He signed off a line that I will steal for my own life: "Stay crispy and stay humble." He was supposed to be like the Most Interesting Man in the World from the Dos Equis commercials, whose catchphrase was "stay thirsty, my friends."

    The whole sponsored content shenanigan was the closest General Hospital has gotten to performance art since James Franco was a recurring cast member. It was genuinely weird and silly. It committed to being completely nonsensical. It really went for it.

    I wonder if the hidden secret recipe will come back as a plot point. Chekov's Secret Recipe, you know?

    General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.

    Cassandra James Explains Why Her Character of Terry on GENERAL HOSPITAL Is So Important

    (7/5/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Daytime soaps have a long history of using the medium to tackle important real-life topics and GENERAL HOSPITAL has done just that again by introducing its first transgender character with the casting of Cassandra James as Elizabeth’s old friend, Dr. Terry Randolph! “Thank you everyone for all the love and support,” the actress tweeted following the Friday cliffhanger that marked her first appearance. “I’m so excited to go on this GH journey with all of you!”

    James also added the hashtag “#TransVisibility” and later tweeted further about how important it is for transgender actors to have the opportunity to play trans characters in film and television. “I’ve never spoken about this before,” she posted, “but since it’s back in the news, I’ll say this: While I feel cis actors have a certain social responsibility in this amazing time of #TransVisibility in the industry, my real issue is with the decision makers behind the scenes. It’s the directors, casting agents, writers, and producers who have to do better when it comes to allowing cis actors to play trans roles. We are talented, we are here, and we are ready to tell our own stories.

    “But as a trans actress, I can tell you positive change is happening,” she concluded. I’m so thankful to [GH executive producer] Frank Valentini and everyone at GH who were committed to having a trans woman portray Terry.” (The term “cis” refers to “cisgender,” meaning a person whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth. An example of this would be the cisgender actor Jared Leto playing the transgender character of Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club.)

    Terry was introduced to GH as an old friend of Liz’s, and the boy with whom she had her first kiss. Franco admitted he was a little nervous to meet one of his fiancée’s old flames, but kind of relieved to find out she was no longer competition for him. Terry opened up to them, explaining how difficult it was to understand what she was going through when she was younger and how relieved she was to finally become the person she was always meant to be. Although she admitted to being rejected by a lot of people in her life, including her family, Terry was happy when Liz assured her she still loved her. In fact, she insisted that Terry come to her and Franco’s upcoming wedding.

    Since Terry is a doctor who revealed she has a consult at GH, there’s every possibility we could be seeing more of James in the future. And there's always Liz and Franco's wedding!

    Amber Tamblyn: David Cross changed after racism, sexism allegations

    (7/3/18) Time’s Up activist Amber Tamblyn insists that her husband, David Cross, changed after she educated him on racism and sexism.

    In October 2017, comedian Charlyne Yi accused Cross, 54, of using racist epithets against her when they first met, questioning if she spoke English and speaking to her in “ching chongs.” At the time, Cross denied any recollection of the incident, but now his wife admits he was in the wrong.

    “Basically he was rightfully accused of doing something racist to the comedian, Charlyne Yi,” Tamblyn, 35, told Sam Sanders on NPR’s “It’s Been a Minute” in an interview released Tuesday. “You know, I think the jokes that work for white guys and their white guy comedian friends don’t work, always, for women of color.”

    The “Joan of Arcadia” star claims she had a series of “difficult conversations” with Cross about the #MeToo movement and his role within it, both in the context of Yi’s allegations, as well as of the disastrous “Arrested Development” press tour in which he defended Jeffrey Tambor, who was accused of berating Jessica Walter on set, and talked over a crying Walter in an interview.

    He later apologized to Walter.

    Despite previously requesting not to be held accountable for Cross’ alleged bad behavior, Tamblyn acknowledged criticism she received from other women in regards to Cross’ controversies and attempted to help correct him.

    “Believe me, his eyes are open to that now, if they weren’t before. And this is what it took to have that change,” Tamblyn said. “Some men don’t change. The thing I can say about David, that I love so much about him, is that he changes.”

    “Part of his introspection and his sensitivity is that he’s aware of that,” she added. “And I think, same thing goes for the … talking over Jessica Walter’s incident that happened recently. The ‘Arrested Development’ press tour. I think it was a similar experience where … it’s just a continual sense of getting them to open their eyes and getting them to see either how they’re helping or they’re not helping. I helped him to see.”

    GH Casting News

    (7/3/18) GH has put out a casting call for a contract role set to start shooting in August. The character, called Jessica in the breakdown, is described as “African American. Early – late 30’s. Beautiful & dynamic. She is strong, smart & Savvy and plays both sides of the law.”

    Hamilton, As Extra Crispy Colonel, To Guest On 'General Hospital'

    (7/3/18) So you thought that it just wasn’t possible to further up the camp quotient in KFC’s campaign starring George Hamilton as the Extra Crispy Colonel (ECC)?

    Think again.

    This time, the campaign has new legs (sorry) via ABC’s “General Hospital.”

    For National Fried Chicken Day this Friday, July 6 (2 pm EST), Hamilton, as the ECC, will make an appearance on America’s longest-running soap opera, now in its 55th season.

    Hamilton, who’s apparently a superfan of the show, has been tweeting up a storm about the upcoming guest shot on KFC’s Twitter account, including this post

    “Hurray or dreaming! This National Fried Chicken Day, I will get to live the dream I’ve always dreamed and appear in the soap opera that captured my heart as a boy, @GeneralHospital”…

    Judging from his string of posts about the down and dirty on every character and plot on the show, that’s probably not just hyperbole.

    General Hospital Celebrates 'JaSam' Romance With Couple's Greatest Hits

    (7/3/18) (Video) If this summer isn’t hot enough already for you, know that ABC — in a network first — is showcasing a favorite General Hospital couple, with a rousing round-up of Jason Morgan and Sam McCall’s “greatest hits.”

    Today through Sept. 30, fans of “JaSam” (played by two-time Daytime Emmy winner Steve Burton and two-time nominee Kelly Monaco) are invited to cue up and or all of 15 landmark episodes from the couple’s roller coaster ride of a relationship, revisiting their first meeting, their first kiss, “tequila and dominoes” and, yes, that rooftop proposal.

    All 15 episodes are currently available at ABC.com/JasonAndSam (with no sign-in required) and via the ABC app.

    Press play above to get a first look at a promo for the JaSam celebration, and get a taste of what other episodes are on tap.

    Leslie Charleson Returning To GH!

    (7/1/18) Leslie Charleson, who has been absent from the role of GH’s Monica while she recuperated from an injury, is slated to return to the show later this month. “My first day back to work at GH is July 23rd!” she revealed on Twitter. Charleson joined GH in 1977; in her absence, Party McCormack has filled in as Dr. Quartermaine.

    Dominic Zamprogna Reveals Why He Left GH

    (6/30/18) In the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, Dominic Zamprogna speaks exclusively to the magazine about his decision to exit GH after a 9-year run as Dante; his final episode aired on June 28. “It’s been the most important time of my life and the most meaningful time of my life,” says the actor. Ultimately, though, Zamprogna felt in his gut that it was time to “take a risk and roll the dice,” noting, “Staying again, while it would’ve been an easier choice to make, would’ve been a comfortable choice — and for that reason I went the other way.” He discusses whether there was anything the show could have done to dissuade him, why his last day on set reduced him to tears, whether he’d consider a return in the future, what the support of the fans means to him and much more in this can’t-miss interview.

    Patricia Bethune "Would Love to Stay on" GENERAL HOSPITAL as Mary Pat!

    (6/30/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Although Patricia Bethune was reluctant to share spoilers for upcoming episodes of GENERAL HOSPITAL, she did take advantage of a special Twitter Q&A with fans to reveal that she’s having a blast playing Nurse Mary Pat and tormenting Carly at Ferncliff. So much so that she hopes it can continue for a while! “I would love to stay on,” the actress admitted. “Hopefully, theres a great new Ferncliff twist coming!”

    And for the GH fans who loathe Mary Pat, that just goes to show what a great job the lovely actress is doing playing the nasty character. “I haven’t had many opportunities to play evil,” Bethune confided, “and I am having a wonderful time.” But she also took the time to explain the nurse’s attitude towards her patient. “Well, Mary Pat doesn’t know Carly is innocent,” she argued. “She believes Carly threw a pregnant woman down the stairs. the dislike has to do with the push back from Carly and how much extra time it takes to control her within Mary Pat’s world.”

    Of course, the big mystery right now is who is the patient in the other room who keeps trying to communicate with Carly, and Bethune admits she’s excited for the big reveal. “I don’t know who is in the room yet myself,” she confessed, “but I hear it will be a fun surprise!”

    And despite how much fun she is having working with Laura Wright, Bethune is eager to see Carly get out of Ferncliff. “I’m looking forward to Caroline turning the tables on Mary Pat,” she declared, adding, “although she is just doing her job!” But it’s not just Carly she’s going to have to watch out for. “I’m worried what Sonny will do when he hears exactly how poor Caroline was treated,” Bethune teased. “It would be entertaining!”

    Tune-In Alert! Jen Lilley Stars In New Hallmark Film

    (6/30/18) Jen Lilley (Theresa, DAYS) will star in the Hallmark film, YES, I DO, airing Saturday, June 30. Lilley plays 31-year-old Charlotte Bennett, who is the owner of a local chocolate factory and engaged to helicopter mechanic James, but has a phobia about weddings. Lilley will be live-tweeting the broadcast, she shared on Instagram. “What happens when you pair an amiable run-away-bride/chocolate sommelier with the world’s handsomest and kindest helicopter repair man? Find out by watching #YesIDo this Saturday, June 30th at 9PM/8c on @hallmarkchannel,” she posted. “Live tweet with me while you watch using the hashtag #YesIDo. Part of #juneweddings on #hallmarkchannel .”

    Dominic Zamprogna Shares a Farewell Photo From GENERAL HOSPITAL Set

    (6/29/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Photo) Rumors have been floating around for a little while, but now it is official. Dominic Zamprogna is leaving GENERAL HOSPITAL. “So you’ve been asking,” the actor tweeted on June 14. “I feel I owe it to you awesome fans to tell you that I’ve taped my final scenes. Going to miss you and my GH fam. Good things happening, tho. More to come.” Then, two weeks later, he shared a selfie taken on the PCPD set likely on his final day, given the sad look on his face, and expressed his gratitude to his loyal fans. "The love you guys have given me over the years and continue to give is overwhelming," he tweeted. "It is I that must thank you."

    Zamprogna joined the cast of GH in June of 2009 as Dominic Perelli, who was later revealed to be Dante Falconeri, the son of infamous mob boss Sonny Corinthos. Over the years, his pairing with Lulu Spencer created a very popular super couple fans nicknamed “Lante.” At this time there is no information on how Dante will be written off of the show or if the role will be recast.

    Fans began speculating last month that he might be leaving the soap after Zamprogna tweeted: "Goin' with my gut." That could have meant anything, but when Ryan Paevey (ex-Nathan) replied with "That's the only way," fans immediately assumed that exchange was regarding his future at GH given that Paevey had recently exited the soap himself.

    Zamprogna’s final air date has not yet been announced, but we’ll keep you up to date as it approaches and we’ll certainly keep you informed of any new projects he has in the works after leaving daytime. Please join us in wishing him all the best.

    GENERAL HOSPITAL Confirms Cade McWatt Is the New Cameron

    (6/29/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Kids grow up so fast these days, especially on soaps! GENERAL HOSPITAL has confirmed that Cade McWatt has been cast as the new Cameron! The character is being aged slightly in order to put him in the same age range as Josslyn Jacks and Oscar Nero.

    Not only is McWatt a daytime newcomer, but the young actor is just getting started in his career, with only three short films listed on his IMDb page: Origin X, My Two Left Feet, and Heaven’s Gate. He will be taking over for Michael Leone, who has played the role of Cameron on a recurring basis since 2013.

    Summer is typically when soaps put their younger characters front and center for storylines, so it would make sense for GH to beef up its teen scene. When they were both played by younger actors, Josslyn Jacks had a crush on Cameron and worked with Spencer to split him and Emma up. Perhaps Cam isn’t over Joss and wants to steal her away from Oscar?

    The last time viewers saw Cameron was at Liz and Franco’s wedding that didn’t happen. (Photo Credit: XJJohnson/jpistudios.com)

    With kids being aged into teens, some GH fans are naturally concerned that Brooklyn Rae Silzer and Nicolas Bechtel, who have been playing Emma and Spencer for years, might also be struck with a case of SORAS. However, there is no indication at this time that GH plans to recast either of those popular actors.

    At this time, no air date has been announced for McWatt’s first appearance as Cameron, so you’ll just have to stay tuned.

    Maurice Benard Stars in an Exciting New Movie With Ice-T!

    (6/28/18) (Video, Poster) New York and New Jersey get ready — GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) is heading your way! But this time around he’s not just in town for a couple of his rare personal appearances at fan events… he’s also filming a new movie! “The reason I’m going out is I got a movie that I’m going to be doing that week with Ice-T called Equal Standard,” the actor revealed in a Twitter video message. “Can’t wait to see you guys, I truly can’t.” Then he pointed at the scene from GH on the TV screen in the background of his shot and grinned. “Look what I’m watching. Oh boy… Max and Sonny. Yes!”

    Equal Standard tells the powerful story of an off-duty New York City police detective who gets caught in an inner city brawl between undercover cops convinced he is a local street thug. The melee ends in a tragic death followed by an uproar within gangs and cops in neighboring communities and across the city. It is written by Taheim Bryan and directed by Brendan Kyle Cochrane. In addition to Ice-T and Benard, the movie also stars Robert Clohessy, and ONE LIFE TO LIVE alum Tobias Truvillion (Vincent). While the IMDb page doesn’t list Benard’s character, you can see him clearly in the movie poster along with the other stars of the film.

    East Coast appearances were once extremely rare for Benard due to his crippling fear of flying. But having worked through that, the GH star can now make the occasional trip East to meet and greet his fans. He’ll be appearing at Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on the afternoon of Saturday, July 14, for a personal appearance, and then later that evening, fans can join the daytime star for an intimate gathering at a restaurant in Astoria, NY. For more information regarding these fan events and to get tickets for yourself, please visit CoastalEntertainment.com.

    As Benard is only just now filming Equal Standard, a release date is going to be quite some ways off, but as more information about the movie and how you can see it is announced, we’ll be sure to let you know!

    Watch Out, Nelle! Chad Duell Promises "a More Calculating Michael" on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (6/27/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Nelle thinks she’s sunk her claws into Michael on GENERAL HOSPITAL, but she’s oblivious to the real truth, that he’s on to her scheming and is secretly plotting to bring her down! Knowing Michael’s heroic instincts would be the best way to keep him around, Nelle arranged for the fall that put their unborn child in danger and landed Carly in Ferncliff! “It felt like a climax,” Chloe Lanier (Nelle) confided to Soaps In Depth. “But it was just the beginning! Nelle has justification for everything she does. In her mind, the only way to get to Michael was to get Carly out of the way — no matter how painful it might be for the Corinthos family. They’ve inflicted enough pain on her. She doesn’t care anymore!”

    However as time has gone on, Michael’s doting over Nelle has been revealed to be just a case of him keeping a much closer eye on his babymama! “He had to support her — for the baby,” Chad Duell (Michael) admitted of his alter ego’s actions. “Gotta let it grow up in a good home! But a new mentality is coming. We’re going to see a more calculating Michael, which is nice. I love when he has something else going on besides being the nice, supportive hero all the time.”

    But as Nelle’s fragile web of lies stretches to its breaking point, which of her many schemes will be the one to bring her down? And will Michael be the one to do it himself? Nelle’s dark past is catching up to her in a big way, so you’re not going to want to miss what happens to her future as the storyline explodes. Stay tuned!

    Scarlett Fernandez Is Recovering From a Broken Collarbone

    (6/27/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Ouch! Scarlett Fernandez (Charlotte, GENERAL HOSPITAL) broke her collarbone and is going to be in recovery for at least the next two months of the summer! “It’s been a crazy few days!” she shared on Instagram. “One week ago I found out I made the gymnastics team, and two days later I tripped, fell, and broke my collarbone (not doing gymnastics)!

    “It has been very painful, and I can’t do anything active for at least two months,” Fernandez continued, “but today, after three doctor visits and three ‘contraptions’ I found out I don't need surgery, which is the best news! Send me ideas of fun things to do this summer with my brace or my sling on!”

    Fernandez’s injury announcement comes shortly after fellow GH child star Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) revealed she’d fractured her wrist while playing soccer. Thankfully, both girls have been treated and are on the road to recovery — hopefully, it will be speedy!

    Fernandez first joined the cast of GH as Charlotte Cassadine back in October of 2016, and was the center of a bitter custody battle as Valentin and Lulu both fought over their daughter. The last time she made an appearance on screen was at the end of May when the truth about Peter August was revealed and Valentin was caught in the fallout. Hopefully Fernandez will be on the mend soon so we can see Charlotte back in Port Charles again!

    Andrea Bogart Married Erik Almas

    (6/27/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Photo) Congratulations to GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Andrea Bogart (ex-Abby), who married Erik Almas on June 23 in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. “Saturday was such an incredible day,” she shared on Instagram with a gorgeous shot of the ceremony. “I mean, holy moly, ‘I’m married.’ I’ve been just absorbing it all and being present with the family we have visiting. It’s been such a special time in our lives. Grateful for everything and everyone that’s been a part of making the day everything we dreamed of.”

    Bogart thanked Harlin & Sparrow Events for designing her dream wedding day, Seth Chapin for the lovely flowers, Christine Featherstone for styling her stunning Lihi Hod bridal gown, Caysi Jean for doing her hair and makeup, Stevi Hanson for officiating the ceremony and making them man and wife.

    GH fans will recall Bogart from playing Abby Haver, a friend of Sam’s who Michael fell in love with. Sadly, she was only around for a year before meeting a tragic fate when Abby was suddenly killed off. Since leaving daytime, Bogart could be seen in roles on RAY DONOVAN, LUCIFER, and ZAC AND MIA.

    Almost one year ago, Bogart and Almas welcomed a beautiful baby girl on July 10, who they named Emerie Jane. “Erik, you took me to new levels of strength, courage, and acceptance,” she posted at the time. “Emerie and I love you for every moment we share. Thank you for being a super partner and incredible dad. I always just new.”

    And now, in addition to being an incredible dad, Almas will also be an amazing husband to Bogart! Our best wishes to the happy couple for a lifetime of happiness!

    Deanna Lund Dies: ‘Land Of The Giants’ Star Was 81

    (6/26/18) Deanna Lund (Peggy Lowell, General Hospital) , who starred in the late-’60s sci-fi series Land of the Giants and went on to appear in dozens of films and TV shows, died Friday. She was 81.
  • Lund played the heiress Valerie Scott on Land of the Giants, the 1968-70 cult drama credited by pre-disaster movie producer Irwin Allen, who was coming off the science fiction series Lost in Space and Voyage to the Bottom of the Seas. It followed a group whose flight encountered a time warp and dropped them into mid-1980s London. The kicker was that they were normal size but everything they encountered was gargantuan: All of them could lounge on a breakfast plate, and a housecat was a hissing behemoth. The series didn’t really click with viewers, though it certainly gave its prop crew some enjoyable work.
  • Before her big break on network TV, the native of Oak Park, IL, had small sometimes uncredited role in film and TV starting in the mid-’60s. A look at her character names/descriptions reflect a different era: She was Honey Blond in Sting of Death (1965), Bikini Girl in The Oscar (1966), Tuff Bod in Out of Sight (1966), Redhead Beauty in Spinout (1966) — opposite Elvis Presley, with whom she also worked in 1966’s Paradise, Hawaiian Style — and played a robot in 1965’s Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine. She also appeared opposite Chad Everett in Johnny Tiger (1966).
  • By 1966 Lund had started to land guest shots on primetime network series, appearing on Westerns The Loner, The Road West and Laredo. Her most recognizable pre-Land of the Giants role was as Anna Gram, moll of the Riddler (John Astin) in a pair of 1967 Batman episodes. That year she also appeared with Frank Sinatra and Jill St. John in private-eye drama Tony Rome.
  • She went on to guest on such popular 1970s TV shows as The Waltons, The Incredible Hulk and Love, American Style and would appear on the big and small screens into the 2010s.
  • Lund was engaged to TV talk show host Larry King in the mid-1990s, but they never married.
  • Her survivors include daughter Michele Matheson, an author and actress whose credits include TV’s Life Goes On and Mr. Belvedere and the 1996 Farrelly brothers comedy Kingpin.

    Everything You Need to Know About Kevin's Evil Twin, Ryan Chamberlain, on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (6/26/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Kevin’s recent behavior has caused some viewers to suspect he's actually his twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain, on GENERAL HOSPITAL! This wouldn’t be the first time that someone in Port Charles had their unusual actions explained by having been swapped with a look-alike. Remember when it turned out that Anna’s strange behavior was because she had been replaced with her twin sister, Alex? The only problem with this theory is that Ryan is dead. Of course, that's hasn't stopped some people in the past!

    Ryan first appeared in June of 1992, played by actor Jon Lindstrom, who did double duty when GH introduced Ryan’s twin, Kevin Collins, the following year. Ryan was introduced as a pediatrician at General Hospital, but it was soon revealed that he had been hiding his mentally unstable behavior for quite a while. Felicia Jones knew him in Texas where he was calling himself “Todd Wilson” and had witnessed him murder his wife, Gloria!

    When Felicia returned to Port Charles, she had amnesia and didn’t remember Ryan. But he remembered her, and quickly became obsessed with the beautiful blonde, trapping her in a cabin! He was arrested for attempted murder, and Kevin, a psychiatrist, came to town intent on rehabilitating his brother. Unfortunately, Ryan was faking his progress and used his twin to escape the mental hospital and impersonate him!

    Ryan crashed Felicia and Mac’s wedding with a bomb, but Kevin managed to persuade the hospital staff of his true identity and raced to the church to stop his twin. After Ryan was apprehended once more, Kevin washed his hands of his brother. But Ryan escaped again with the help of his counselor, Connie, who he murdered. Impersonating Kevin, Ryan kidnapped Felicia’s daughter, Georgie!

    Kevin helped Mac and Felicia track his psychotic twin down at a funhouse and rescue Georgie, though the killer let himself die in the building’s violent explosion rather than be locked away in the hospital again. Over the years, Ryan continued to haunt Kevin, who felt guilty for failing to save his brother, but those were just memories. Now some GH fans suspect that Ryan survived that explosion and wants revenge!

    While it’s unlikely that Ryan is still alive and impersonating Kevin again, stranger things have happened in Port Charles! Perhaps Kevin has developed some issues of his own? You’ll just have to stay tuned to see how the storyline unfolds!

    Brooklyn Rae Silzer Isn't Letting a Fractured Wrist Keep Her Down!

    (6/26/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Photo) Please join us in sending get well soon wishes to the talented young GENERAL HOSPITAL fave Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), who has fractured her wrist! Although that didn’t stop the pint-sized performer from hitting the stage for her dance recital over the weekend! “Not the accessory we were looking for,” her mother posted to Instagram, “but it is pink with glitter! So happy she can still dance with it!”

    Silzer fractured her wrist playing goalie for her team at soccer camp. But on the plus side, she loves the pink cast with glitter, and her dance recital went really well even after she had to make a few adjustments to her jazz and lyrical routines! “The timing was terrible,” her mom shared, “but glad she could still dance since you know how hard they work all season.”

    Her mom reports that Silzer has already resorted to using chopsticks to scratch the itches under the pink plaster, but should hopefully only be stuck in it for four weeks. At least she’s not letting it get in the way of all of her planned activities. Nothing can slow her down!

    Silzer became a fan favorite with GH viewers when she took over the role of Emma Scorpio Drake back in 2011. In fact, she recently celebrated the seventh anniversary of being cast on the show! And just like her on-screen mom, Kimberly McCullough (Robin), the soap has avoided recasting and allowed Emma to grow up naturally on the show. While Emma left with her parents when they got married and moved to California in 2016, Silzer has continued to make occasional appearances on GH over the subsequent years, usually for the Nurses Ball and sometimes just to help grandma Anna with a little spying!

    Here’s hoping Silzer has a very speedy recovery and gets back to all her activities again soon, including dancing, soccer, and hopefully another return to Port Charles!

    Tamblyn writes novel about female rapist

    (6/24/18) (Order Your Copy Here) TORONTO — Actress and author Amber Tamblyn started writing Any Man, her debut novel about a mysterious female rapist who preys on men, three and a half years ago.

    That was before #MeToo and Time’s Up, before she became a prominent advocate for those movements, and before she shared her experience of sexual assault on her Instagram account.

    So while the book is not a direct reaction to current events, it does reflect a climate that’s been brewing for several years, says Tamblyn, whose book hits shelves Tuesday.

    “Like most women, not just American women but around the world, we are forced to sit with a lot of our anger for the wrongs that we’ve experienced in our lives — whether it’s in the workplace or at home or culturally — and I think that this book happened for me because it was in the zeitgeist,” Tamblyn, who lives in Brooklyn, said in a recent phone interview.

    “It’s living in the ether of the world and certainly for our country, with the election of Donald Trump and all the subsequent things that have happened in the last several years — and also the racism and demonization against our previous, wonderful president — I think for many women, a sense of allowing your rage in whatever creative capacity to show through, no holds barred, is how a lot of women are feeling right now, a lot of creative women.”

    For Tamblyn, the creative spark came from the idea of a woman who had no consequences and was untouchable — who lives “as predatory men sometimes live,” she said.

    “Especially if it was somebody who wasn’t doing it to get revenge on somebody, which I think is often the norm for dangerous, volatile, female characters — that they’re trying to get back at an ex-boyfriend or a john or their dad.”

    The Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress, who published the poetry collection Dark Sparkler in 2015, shaped the victims after men she knows.

    One of her goals was to explore the stereotypes and archetypes of men.

    “I also wanted to explore masculinity, both the toxic type and the protective type, and even the nurturing type, and find different ways to explore the male mind,” said the star of Joan of Arcadia and The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants.

    Some men who’ve read the book have been “really upset” by it but also admitted they “can’t take their eyes away,” said Tamblyn.

    “I basically took a lot of the same stories that women have been through in the last several years, certainly some big cases that we’ve seen here in America, and really did apply them to (the men’s) stories.

    “So while it’s very upsetting for them, it’s an everyday experience for women. And especially for trans women and women of colour, I think in our country and culture, certainly, it’s even worse for them.”

    Depicting how the victims felt took a physical toll on Tamblyn.

    She said some of the ailments she had as a child actor — when having to pretend “to feel things for a living” affected her central nervous system — returned.

    Those ailments included two painful conditions that affected the tendons in both hands and arms (bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and De Quervain’s tenosynovitis) all while she was expecting her first child with comedy star David Cross.

    “There were a series of things that would leave parts of my body tingling,” she recalled. “So I had to do a lot of physical work, a lot of meditation, a lot of therapy on the phone with my longtime therapist to process through the feelings and the emotions of it.”

    The story looks at how society perpetuates rape culture and Tamblyn feels it’s “an indictment of the culture.”

    She hopes it will help readers “recognize what it feels like, what the experience of someone who’s been sexually assaulted, no matter their gender, what that road is like.”

    “A lot of what the book does is aim to re-sensitize the conversation and to be able to feel again,” Tamblyn said.

    “I think for women, too, there’s a sense of not being able to feel, because you haven’t been able to get through to people, it’s sort of brushed off. Even the #MeToo movement has been seen as either called a ‘witch hunt’ or going too far or all of these questionable things that movements like that are being called.

    “So in the same breath, I think it’s also been kind of reviving for a lot of women to say, ‘Yes, this is the experience. Do you feel it now? Now that it’s on your body, do you feel it? Can you feel it when you read it?”‘

    Dishing with Digest Episode 13

    (6/23/18) (Listen / download) Y&R star Jason Thompson (Billy) chat about his time in Genoa City, the popular “Philly” romance, who he keeps in touch with from GH and more. Plus, we talk about Dominic Zamprogna’s exit as GH’s Dante, and whether or not soap roles should be recast.

    GENERAL HOSPITAL's Michael Easton Previews Finn's "Epic" Summer Storyline

    (6/22/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) “The writers told me it’s going to be an exciting summer,” GENERAL HOSPITAL star Michael Easton (Finn) told Soaps In Depth of the months to come for his alter ego. “So I’m excited to see what they’re going to give us. I’m kind of like a fan! We get our scripts and I immediately tear through them to see what’s going to happen.”

    One thing that’s happening right now on GH that excites the actor is the pairing of Finn and Anna. “Being involved with Anna brings action and romance,” Easton declared. “It’s like a blockbuster movie when you get to spend time with her! Plus, Finola Hughes brings a bit of class to everything she does. And I like that both as actors and as characters, we bring each other out of our comfort zone. We get to play the humor and wit. We’ve had some really good, quirky stuff. This hasn’t been your everyday daytime couple!”

    However, now that Finn has officially picked Anna, Easton hopes Alexis can forgive him. “I think they need each other,” he maintained. “His apology was really heartfelt. He didn’t intend to hurt her, but ended up betraying her confidence. Now, they’re trying to work through it… and they’re probably best as friends. And I love working with Nancy Lee Grahn, too.”

    Of course, the relationship that could bring the most drama into Finn’s life this summer is the rocky one he shares with his brother, Harrison Chase. “I think Finn generally likes his brother,” Easton mused, “but when he looks at Chase, it reminds him of his father — who he believes mistreated his mother.” He also added that co-star Josh Swickard “is such a sweet guy that it’s hard to be mad at him. I find myself apologizing after scenes.”

    Now that GH fans have had a glimpse of the man who has caused all the drama between Finn and Chase — their father, Gregory — there’s clearly plenty more story coming up they won’t want to miss! “I hear it’s going to be an epic tale,” Easton teased. “It’ll be some fireworks, for sure!”

    Tamara Braun Wants to Work More With Maurice Benard on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (6/22/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) It’s common for soap operas to bring back popular actors, and if someone else has taken over the role that they vacated, the show will just make a new one for them! There are plenty of actors who have played more than one role on a soap, and Tamara Braun has done it twice! First, she played Ava and later Taylor on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, and now she’s playing Kim on GENERAL HOSPITAL after having played Carly back in the day! Maurice Benard (Sonny) shared a photo of the two of them backstage during the taping of the 2018 Nurses Ball that he captioned: “Just like old times.”

    Braun was excited to rejoin the cast of GH, though she admitted to Soaps In Depth that she was a little nervous at the same time. “It’s very nice to be asked back,” she confided. “I suppose it means they like what I do. Of course, there are challenges. There is always comparison.”

    And even though Kim Nero and Carly Corinthos are very different characters, Braun would love to share more screen time with the actors she worked with during her first stint on GH, especially Benard. “I think it would be fun for the fans, don’t you?” she expressed. “How do you think they could interact? Through Joss and Oscar?” Then, remembering her new character is an obstetrician, Braun joked: “Or he can get pregnant. Let’s have Sonny get pregnant!”

    After all the women Sonny has impregnated over the years, it would certainly be hilarious to see the shoe on the other foot! Unfortunately, while that specific storyline would be a little too far out there for GH, there are still plenty of opportunities for Braun and Benard to work together on the soap in the future. You’ll just have to stay tuned to see when it happens!

    GENERAL HOSPITAL's William deVry Fires Back at Online Haters!

    (6/22/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Soap fans are a passionate group, but sometimes on social media things can get a little out of hand. Recently, GENERAL HOSPITAL star William deVry (Julian) was forced to defend himself against an army — the “Julexis Army” — on Twitter when things took an ugly turn. It seems that some fans believe that the soap split up Julian and Alexis because deVry didn’t want to work with castmate Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) and the actor took offense at the very idea. “Where are you guys getting your information from?” he responded. “This is the most laughable junk I have heard yet. There is zero truth to that crazy statement. Of course I want to work with Nancy. I love working with everyone. No exceptions.”

    He also explained why he is sometimes left with no choice but to silence certain GH fans on Twitter. “You guys wonder why I block so many people?” deVry posted. “Not because I don’t love Nancy or Julexis. It’s because you guys get wrong info and attack me or my choices as an actor. Look in the mirror. Your hateful or misguided tweets are what get you blocked. I never wanted Julexis to go away. Never. But it did. I continue to do my job.”

    When Julian was paired with Tamara Braun’s Kim Nero on GH, deVry was also quick to leap to his co-star’s defense when the Julexis supporters attacked Braun online. But he also wants fans to understand that the actors have no control over the storylines on the show and shouldn’t be bashed for simply performing the scripts they’re given. “I see what is on paper and my screen,” deVry declared. “I will promote that. We have a show we love. That’s what I promote. The positive.”

    Who Is Nurse Francesca on GENERAL HOSPITAL? — Meet Celesta DeAstis!

    (6/22/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Michael was immediately smitten with the new nurse on GENERAL HOSPITAL, and viewers were, too! And they were right to think that Nurse Francesca looked familiar because actress Celesta DeAstis is the same young woman who portrayed a grown Avery during the special Ava-centric episode on Jan. 17!

    Viewers might also recognize DeAstis from one of the many other appearances she’s made on television. The young star had a recurring role on THE GOLDBERGS and has also guest-starred on series like 2 BROKE GIRLS, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, and LA TO VEGAS. Most recently, she appeared in the short film Faith, which won best short film at the New York City International Film Festival. “I am exploding with joy and pride,” she declared on Instagram. “This is such a powerful film and I want to share our work with the world!”

    GH viewers were first introduced to Nurse Francesca in the Jan. 13 episode, and many took to social media to declare their immediate approval of the new woman in Michael’s life. With the scheming Nelle working desperately to get her claws back into Michael, fans are eager for him to find someone else to romance, and Francesca more than fits the bill! Carly tried to play it cool when she saw the nurse give Michael her number, but it was obvious she was also thrilled that her son had another alternative!

    Sadly, Nelle was able to scare Francesca off, so her romance with Michael seems to be dead in the water. But the nurse is still working at the hospital and could pop back in for more appearances at any time, so stay tuned to see what happens next!

    Talk Show Appearance

    (6/22/18) The Talk - CBS

    Friday, June 29

    Actor John Stamos

    Talk Show Appearance

    (6/22/18) The View – ABC

    Wednesday, June 27

    Amber Tamblyn (author, “Any Man”)

    Josh Swickard Teases Nelle "Has a Special Place In My Heart" on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (6/21/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Detective Harrison Chase was introduced to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Nathan’s replacement on the Port Charles Police Department, but it was soon revealed that his brother was Dr. Hamilton Finn. And now it turns out that Chase has a secret past with none other than Port Charles’ resident schemer, Nelle Benson! “She definitely has a special place in my heart,” teased actor Josh Swickard of his character’s relationship with Nelle during a Twitter Q&A. “Whether it’s good or bad, you will have to keep watching. You are going to get a lot more backstory very soon.”

    And even if he knows how this mystery with Chase and Nelle turns out, Swickard definitely isn’t going to spoil anything for the viewers. Although he did admit that it can be a challenge playing the beginning and middle when you already know the end. “From an actor’s point of view, it’s remembering to live in the present circumstance even when you know how the story ends,” he explained. “Just living in the moment.”

    Interestingly, Swickard revealed that he didn’t screen test with Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Michael Easton (Finn), or any of the other actors he’s worked with a lot since joining the cast of GH. “I screen tested with Steve [Burton, Jason] and Finola [Hughes, Anna],” he confided. And he also admitted he was very nervous about stepping into the very popular shoes of the departed Ryan Paevey (ex-Nathan). “I was terrified,” Swickard confessed. “But both Ryan and the fans were very sweet about it. I’m proud to be a part of GH and they sure have some passionate fans. The fans have been so good to me — I’m very grateful.”

    Swickard is thrilled to be a part of the GH cast, and counts himself lucky to be in such esteemed company. “The longer I”m there, the more it feels like a big family,” he declared. And he’s also looking forward to exploring more facets of his alter ego. “I love that Chase is a really passionate guy,” he mused. “Wants to do right by people.”

    Well, if Chase wants to do right by the fans, he’ll help take Nelle down ASAP! But to see how that turns out, you’ll just have to stay tuned!

    GENERAL HOSPITAL Rivals Laura Wright and Chloe Lanier Open up About Their Real-Life Friendship

    (6/20/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL have made no secret of their hatred of the villainous Nelle Benson and everything that she’s put beloved heroine Carly Corinthos through in the past year. In fact, their vitriol has occasionally spilled over into attacks on Nelle’s portrayer, actress Chloe Lanier! But she and castmate Laura Wright (Carly) confided to Soaps In Depth that the secret to their on-screen chemistry that's provoking such a passionate response in viewers is actually their real-life bond!

    “There’s a trust factor there,” Lanier explained of her relationship with Wright, “which means we can go further. The conflict would be fine if we weren’t friends, but it’s made it ten times stronger that we are. It’s also much more fun!”

    Wright agreed with her co-star, adding: “Chloe knows I’ll look out for her. For instance, during that huge scene where Carly learned who Nelle was, she flubbed a line… and production just kept on rolling. We were doing the scene, but were both in our heads the whole time — wondering if they were ever going to cut!

    “And for the record, that could’ve gone either way,” Wright continued. “I could have flubbed. In two days, we had so much stuff — and it turned out great! When you finish scenes like those, you just want to high-five your co-star and everyone involved.”

    While it looked as though the two adopted sisters might have been on the verge of burying the hatchet, Nelle’s plan to gaslight Carly straight into a padded cell at Ferncliff would seem to indicate that they’ll always be mortal enemies.

    Antonio Sabato Jr. is Officially Divorced, He Gets House and Car

    (6/18/18) Antonio Sabato Jr. is officially a single man, just in time to hit the Congressional campaign trail.

    According to the docs, the former soap star and his ex, Cheryl Marie, reached an agreement on their divorce back on December 31, 2017. Happy new year, indeed. However, it took several months for the judge to sign off.

    The exes have joint legal and physical custody of their 7-year-old son, Antonio III. As for property, he gets the house and a 2015 Fiat. They both agreed to return the Maserati they were leasing.

    Antonio has to pay child and spousal support, though it's light for a Hollywood divorce. He'll fork over $533 a month for his kid. Cheryl gets $350 monthly in alimony, but only until April 2019. They were only married for 5 years.

    He also has to pay her $10k for attorney fees, and agree not to take any drugs without a valid prescription. As we reported, Cheryl claimed Antonio abused prescription drugs, and was worried about their son's safety. Sabato admitted issues with sleeping pills, but told us he's an outspoken advocate on fighting addiction.

    He'll be the Republican candidate for California's 26th District, come November.

    When Calls the Heart Movie

    (6/18/18) Hallmark Channel will air a When Calls the Heart Christmas movie later this year, featuring series stars Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith and Paul Greene, EW.com reports. In the special installment, Abigail and the other residents band together to create an unforgettable Christmas when a group of orphans are stranded in Hope Valley for the holidays, while Elizabeth prepares to give birth.

    Dominic Zamprogna Done At GH

    (6/15/18) Dominic Zamprogna, who joined GH nine years ago as Dante Falconeri, has left the show; he taped his final scenes last month. The actor tweeted, “So you’ve been asking. I feel I owe it to you awesome fans to tell you that I’ve taped my final scenes. Going to miss you all and my GH fam. Good things happening tho. More to come..” Look for an interview with Zamprogna in an upcoming issue of Soap Opera Digest.

    Roger Howarth Reveals Why He Loves Playing Bad Boys Like GENERAL HOSPITAL's Franco!

    (6/15/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) During his daytime career, Roger Howarth has never really quite played the hero. The closest he probably came was AS THE WORLD TURNS’ Paul Ryan, but even then the actor added plenty of shades of gray to the relatively good guy. As ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s legendary Todd Manning, Howarth took a rapist and made fans actually see a more sympathetic side to him, and he has done the same thing with GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Franco. Removing a brain tumor from the criminal’s head helped explain away Franco’s past evil behavior, but it has been his romance with Elizabeth Webber that has truly made fans fall for the character. However, Howarth admitted he still likes living on the dark side!

    “I’m super appreciative I get to [play these dark roles],” Howarth confided. “If you’re playing the good guy and you make it bigger, he becomes too good. That’s awful. There’s no fun to it. But as the bad guy, you can go big, and you can always be worse. I like that.”

    The actor also loves the medium of soaps because the storylines can literally go anywhere! “What’s really fun about daytime is that there really are no limitations,” he mused. “That’s exceptional. You get to do things that are kind of cool… and kind of ridiculous. The job is a dare!”

    In fact, the scenes that occasionally catch the Emmy winner off guard often have nothing to do with the dialogue or action. “Sometimes you just read a script cursorily and read the dialogue to get the big strokes of the day,” Howarth admitted. “But you don’t read the big print which says ‘He answers the door in a towel.’ Those are the surprises for me!”

    There will likely be plenty of surprises in Franco’s future as he prepares to walk down the aisle with Elizabeth. Will his good intentions to invite her family to the nuptials backfire in a big way?

    Nurse Mary Pat on GENERAL HOSPITAL — Everything You Need to Know!

    (6/15/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Ferncliff nurse Mary Pat on GENERAL HOSPITAL may be Carly’s worst nightmare, but working on the soap is a dream for actress Patricia Bethune. “I’ve been a bit quiet on social media lately because I have been working hard on a new role I’m very excited to share with you,” she tweeted on the day her first episode aired. “Enjoy the summer fun as my recurring role on GH starts today!”

    And if the actress looks familiar, there’s a very good reason for that as Bethune has has an extensive career in film and television so you’ve probably seen her somewhere before! Although best known for playing Jane Bodehouse on the HBO series TRUE BLOOD, she also played Nurse Ginger on GREY’S ANATOMY and Mary Jo Murphy on LONGMIRE. She has also made guest appearances on primetime series like NCIS, MAD MEN, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, GILMORE GIRLS, and MALCOM IN THE MIDDLE, to name just a few. On the big screen, Bethune starred in the recent Neftlix horror thriller The Open House, and can also be seen in the films Toy, California Dreaming, and Species III.

    GH viewers can look forward to watching Carly clash with Mary Pat as she attempts to get out of Ferncliff, where she most definitely does not belong. But even though fans may be hating on the nasty nurse, Bethune has played so many different roles that she has a great perspective on things. “As an actress and writer,” she wrote on her website, “I strive to find the value of each character I create no matter the circumstances they find themselves in.”

    Kristen Alderson Would Love to Return to GENERAL HOSPITAL — as Starr!

    (6/15/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Back in 2015, Kristen Alderson left GENERAL HOSPITAL and the role of Kiki Jerome was recast with Hayley Erin. But the actress would still love to come back to the soap, this time reprising the role she's best known for — Starr Manning! "It would be wonderful to have Starr come back," Alderson expressed to Soaps In Depth. "Especially because the relationship with Michael [didn't play out]. She just broke up with him over the phone, so that would be kind of interesting!"

    Alderson was cast as Kiki Jerome during the time when ABC no longer had the rights to the ONE LIFE TO LIVE characters it had crossed over to GH following the long-running soap's cancellation. (That's also why Roger Howarth went from playing Todd Manning to Franco and Michael Easton switched from John McBain to his other GH roles.) So it was difficult for the actress to say goodbye to the character she had been playing since she was six years old. OLTL fans literally watched Alderson grow up on camera. "I had my first kiss on television," she recalled. "It was with Connor Paolo — Starr and Travis had run away and we were shooting on location in Central Park. That was so exciting!

    Starr's final OLTL storyline where she and Cole became teen parents to baby Hope was a powerful experience for Alderson. "When I gave birth on the show, I literally cried," she confessed. "It felt like the end of something that had been such a beautiful experience. For nine months I'd walked around with a fake baby belly, so it felt real!"

    And that's why it was so difficult for her to film the scenes on GH where Cole and Hope were killed in a car crash, even though it earned her a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2013. "The [scene] where I had to walk over to their memorial, and Cole and Hope's cemetery plots were right next to each other. I cried and said that I had a dream about us all holding hands and being on the beach. That was really tough. I had so many wonderful memories of Starr and Cole. Just the thought of him not being there enabled me to cry in the cemetery scene."

    One thing's for sure — Michael could certainly use a good woman in his life, and Starr would be just the ticket! But as to whether or not the soap opts to bring Starr back to the canvas in the future, you'll just have to stay tuned!

    Jennifer Bassey: "Give me my Daytime Emmy"

    (6/15/18) Jennifer Bassey (ex-Marian, ALL MY CHILDREN), who was next in line to receive the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Digital Daytime Drama Emmy after Patrika Darbo’s (Mickey, THE BAY) win was revoked, has issued a statement about the controversy. “I would like to thank Patrika Darbo for setting the record straight,” said Bassey of the article that appeared on soapoperadigest.com. “As she noted, I was awarded the Daytime Emmy because Patrika was submitted in the wrong category — and then it was taken away by the Academy several days later due to my producer of ‘Anacostia’ unintentionally breaking the rules with my submission as well. However, Eric Nelsen’s [Daniel, THE BAY, who won for Supporting Actor in a Digital Drama] producers also unintentionally broke the rules with his submission, yet he gets to keep his Daytime Emmy and I don’t get to keep mine. Is this fair or gender bias? Either his Emmy should also be revoked or I should receive mine. So, #TimesUp, Academy. Give me my Daytime Emmy.”

    Vanessa Marcil and Family Assaulted by Another Driver

    (6/14/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) While driving through Los Angeles, GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda) found herself in a very scary predicament! Another driver started shouting at her and her 16-year-old son, Kassius, even getting out of his car to get right in her face! Luckily, Marcil was unhurt, and even captured some images of the man to post on social media. “If anyone knows this guy,” she wrote, “he just physically and verbally assaulted me while in the car with my mom coming back from her doctor.”

    While being attacked, Marcil also managed to grab a snap of the license plate number on the back of his truck. “He is screaming ‘midget f**t’ at my 16-year-old son while my son is merely sitting in the car with his grandma while again saying it’s his first amendment right to do so. What is the world coming to?”

    Thankfully, Marcil and her family were unharmed, and she was also proud of her son for also exposing the “violent bully” on his own social media. “I’m proud of Kassius for standing up for a woman, for not accepting a hate crime against him, a 16-year-old,” she posted. “This man also got out of his truck and shoved both of his hands in flip-off positions into my face and glasses while calling me a ‘f**ing bitch over and over for going the speed limit in an elementary school zone.”

    Hopefully Marcil will be able to press charges against this man given the information she already has on him and prevent him from terrorizing anyone else in the same manner.

    Carolyn Hennesy Lands New Role

    (6/14/18) Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) will guest star on the TV drama SUITS on the USA Network. According to Variety, the actress will play Josie Gray, the CEO of a successful fashion house in New York who gets herself involved in a legal battle with and up-and-coming designer.

    Ryan Carnes Teases Lucas' Future on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (6/14/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Fans are always excited to see Ryan Carnes playing Lucas Jones on GENERAL HOSPITAL, and wish they didn’t have to wait so long in between his appearances. During a fan Q&A on Twitter, many viewers expressed their hope that Lucas would actually be around for a decent stint this time around and the actor teased: “There’s definitely a reason to tune in. I’ll just leave it at that.” And when one specifically inquired if Lucas and Brad would be getting more screen time coming up on GH, Carnes replied: “Looks like it.”

    Although Lucas and Brad’s adoption storyline has been happening mostly off-camera, fans are eager to see how it all turns out, especially since the baby they’re meant to be adopting should be born soon. “I’m not sure of the timeline,” Carnes admitted, “but I think it’s coming up pretty quickly!” And he also revealed that his alter ego just wants a healthy baby and wouldn’t prefer a boy or a girl. “I think Lucas could not care less,” the actor mused, “and only cares about being a great father.”

    Of course, there could still be complications as the birth and adoption near. For one, there’s Brad’s friendship with Nelle, which has Lucas more than a little concerned. “Definitely!” Carnes declared. “Can’t trust her any father than…” And for another, there’s Julian, whose criminal past didn’t seem to be too much of an obstacle for his son to overcome when it came to getting the adoption approved. But now it looks like Julian is going to be meddling to discover the identity of their anonymous babymama and that’s probably not going to end well!

    No matter what happens, Carnes is just grateful to be a part of the GH family. “There have been a lot of special moments,” he recalled, “but I’d say being a part of the 55th year of the show is pretty dang special.”

    Temporary Monica, Patty McCormack, Would Love to Stay in Daytime

    (6/14/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) When Leslie Charleson had to step down from the role of Monica Quartermaine on GENERAL HOSPITAL back in April, her replacement, Patty McCormack, literally started work at the soap’s set the very next day! “It was like jumping into ice water at first,” the veteran star of stage and screen confided to Soaps In Depth. “But my background in theater and live TV kicked in. Everyone’s so supportive and kept saying, ‘You’re very brave.’ So I felt good about it.”

    McCormack, who is most famous for playing the role of the evil Rhoda Penmark in the classic film The Bad Seed, has actually done this kind of thing before, on the much-missed CBS sudser AS THE WORLD TURNS. “I stepped in for Kathryn Hayes (Kim), who had an incidence of Bell’s palsy,” she explained. “It was way back in the late ‘70s for about three months.”

    The actress is actually having such a good time she wouldn’t mind continuing to work in daytime. “It’s sort of a high to do something by the seat of your pants like this,” McCormack admitted. “It reminds me of how fun it is to belong to a group. It’s not like doing episodic TV where you get together for a day or two and then it’s over. I like that a lot.”

    But don’t worry — there are plenty of GH fans who can’t wait to see Charleson back on screen as Monica, and McCormack counts herself among them! “I hope Leslie has a speedy return because everyone loves her,” she declared. “Forty years playing Monica — that’s a lifetime!”

    GENERAL HOSPITAL's Maxie and Chase Together? — Kirsten Storms Calls Josh Swickard "Adorbs!"

    (6/13/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) The June 11 episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL was not the first time that Maxie and Chase shared the screen together, but it’s the one that seems to have caused quite a few fans to decide that they wouldn’t mind seeing the two characters paired together! And for that matter, actors Kirsten Storms and Josh Swickard seem to agree!

    “I’m happy you guys are liking my scenes with Josh,” Storms tweeted after the episode aired to a great response. “He’s adorbs and so much fun to work with! Great scene partner.” And in response, Swickard replied back with a string of heart emojis, which says it all, really!

    Maxie first met Chase back in February of 2018 when the Port Charles Police Department hired Chase to fill the slot vacated by her late husband, Det. Nathan West. And while Chase has clashed with Dante occasionally as he settles into his new role in the department, he and Maxie seem to be getting along just fine.

    Still, Maxie only lost Nathan four months ago and she’s still grieving. Plus, she’s got their son, James, to take care of and she’s all on her own. So it might be a little soon for Maxie to even consider letting another man into her life. Especially considering what happened when she grew closer to Peter August! (Although there are still plenty of GH fans who would love to see them together…)

    Thankfully, with Chase’s connections to Port Charles increasing (in addition to his brother, Finn, he also shares a past with Nelle), he’ll be around for a while so there’s no reason to rush into anything. And since Kirsten Storms recently signed a new contract with the soap, GH has plenty of time to explore a new romance for Maxie whenever they decide the time is right!

    Demi Moore Joins ‘Corporate Animals’

    (6/13/18) Demi Moore has just been set to co-star in Corporate Animals, the Patrick Brice-directed comedy that also stars Jessica Williams and Ed Helms.

    Moore plays Lucy, the egotistical CEO of Incredible Edible Cutlery, America’s premier provider of edible cutlery. She orders her staff to attend a corporate team-building caving weekend in New Mexico, and disaster strikes suddenly, trapping them all underground. All the elements of team building adversity are there, as the group struggles to survive amidst sexual tension, startling business revelations and casual cannibalism.

    Moore steps in to a role that was originally going to be played by Sharon Stone, who bowed out for scheduling reasons. Moore has shown the chops to play a confident corporate commander in films from G.I. Jane to Indecent Proposal, Disclosure, Margin Call and A Few Good Men, to name a few.

    Karan Soni, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Calum Worthy, Dan Bakkedahl, Martha Kelly, Jennifer Kim, and Nasim Pedrad round out the cast. The film begins shooting this week on location in New Mexico.

    Brice (Creep, The Overnight) directs a script by the UK comedy writer Sam Bain (Four Lions, Peep Show). Keith Calder and Jess Calder of Snoot Entertainment — whose Blindspotting opens July 20 through Lionsgate after a Sundance premiere — are producing along with Mike Falbo and Ed Helms of Pacific Electric.

    Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales on Corporate Animals, with UTA and ICM Partners co-repping for North America.

    Moore is repped by CAA, Untitled, and Gang,Tyre; Williams is UTA, B Company and Morris Yorn; Helms is UTA, Artists First and Schreck Rose; Brice is ICM Partners; Bain is UTA, 42 Management in London, and Jackoway Tyerman.

    RICKY MARTIN TO PERFORM ON NBC’S ANNUAL ‘MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR’

    (6/13/18) NBC’s annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” celebrates Independence Day with some of the biggest names in music. Making it the can’t-miss event of the summer, Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and more will take the stage before the incredible firework display that the show is known for.

    NBC’s Emmy Award-nominated “American Ninja Warrior’s” Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila return for the second year as hosts of the broadcast, which airs Wednesday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with an hour-long encore presentation at 10 p.m.

    The 42nd annual Macy’s 4th of July firework display over the East River will feature an incredible pyrotechnic spectacle, igniting the skyline with more than 75,000 shells, making it Macy’s largest firework display since the Millennial Celebration in 2000. The incredible show will be accompanied by the West Point Band and Glee Club and their beautiful renditions of patriotic classics such as “Stars & Stripes Forever” and “The Star Spangled Banner.” In celebration of the 100th anniversary of “God Bless America,” the special will also feature an all-new recording of the patriotic classic by Kelly Clarkson with the West Point Band and Glee Club as the backdrop to the show’s famed Golden Mile, an array of golden-hued effects for a mile across the river.

    The “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” telecast is a production of Universal Television in association with Macy’s. It is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman serving as executive producer. Bill Bracken is a co-executive producer.

    Lachman’s credits include a variety of NBC specials, including the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” and “NBC’s 90th Anniversary Special,” in addition to “Michael Bublé’s Christmas Special” for five holiday seasons.

    Bryan Craig Speaks Out About Mental Health Issues

    (6/12/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Following the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, actor Bryan Craig joined his GENERAL HOSPITAL co-star, Maurice Benard (Sonny) in speaking out about mental health issues. Unlike Benard, Craig does not suffer from bipolar in real life, but the actor won two Daytime Emmy Awards for playing Morgan Corinthos on GH, one for the powerful storyline where Morgan was diagnosed with bipolar and struggled with his treatment.

    “With all the recent passings due to mental illness I felt the need to post something,” Craig shared on Instagram. “Even though I don’t suffer from this in real life, I have close friends and family that do. I was given the honor of playing a character that brought awareness to the issue of bipolar disorder and depression. I learned a lot throughout this process. Weighs heavy on my heart hearing about all the current losses due to depression and mental illness, and these are just the ones we hear of because they were people in the public eye. Unfortunately, there are many more.

    “All I can speak on the matter is that you should never be ashamed to get help,” he continued. “It could save your life and the people who love and care about you. The world needs you because there is only one you. You’re strong. Remember that.”

    The video that Craig shared is a clip of his acceptance speech at the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards where he took home his second consecutive trophy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series. “I share this with anybody who suffers from mental illness,” he said on stage at the time. “This was more than just a storyline for me. We brought awareness to this. The biggest reward was having people come up and saying that we helped them get help. I mean, that was amazing. So, we hear you.”

    If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative New Contract With Four Broadcast Networks

    (6/11/18) SAG-AFTRA has a tentative agreement with the four major television broadcast networks and other producers on a new contract, it was announced today.

    ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox have agreed on a successor to the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting. If approved, the new contract starts July 1 and runs through June 30, 2021.

    The tentative agreement will be submitted for approval to the SAG-AFTRA National Board at its meeting July 21. Subject to the board’s approval, the agreement will then be sent to the union’s membership for ratification.

    “This deal delivers overall gains in important areas, including meaningful increases in wages and residuals rates that will put real money in members’ pockets,” said AFTRA president Gabriell Carteris. “Additionally, the agreement now reflects important new language limiting auditions or meetings in private hotel rooms and residences, which represents a partial realization of our work toward industry culture change.”

    The agreement includes increases in contract minimums spread over a three-year period. That includes an 8.7 percent overall wage increase to most program fees, implemented through increases of 2.5 percent the first year, 3 percent the second year and 3 percent the third year. The AFTRA Retirement Fund also gets a bump in funding

    The new agreement will also include automatic increases for daytime serial performers, background actors, certain group dancers, stand-ins, and dance-ins, among other notables.

    In a continuing nod to #MeToo, the agreement includes improved harassment-prevention language, underling clauses prohibiting harassment, and also adjusts the working hours language for minors, SAG-AFTRA said.

    The TV networks contract generates more than $200 million a year in covered member earnings and covers programming in nearly all television day parts, as well as programming produced for digital media.

    Maurice Benard Urges Those Suffering With Mental Health Issues to "Ask for Help"

    (6/10/18) (Video) Following the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, social media has been flooded with posts on the issue of mental health. And after retweeting and responding to an outpouring of messages from fans regarding their own experiences, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) has shared his own heartfelt message on the subject for anyone who is suffering or needs help.

    “I’d like to say a few words about the recent deaths,” Benard expressed backstage at the GH studio. “I don’t know if I can put it as eloquently as my daughter Cailey did, but I know as far as mental illness, bipolar, anxiety, depression… sometimes the pain can be unbearable. But it’s never too unbearable to ask for help. I think that’s the most important thing. There are organizations… go to your friends, your wife, your husband, your loved ones and just say, ‘I need help.’”

    Benard lives with bipolar and has brought the mental health issue to light on GH where his character of Sonny Corinthos as well as on-screen son, Morgan, were diagnosed with the disorder. The actor also speaks out about mental health issues whenever he has the opportunity, both online and at speaking engagements around the country. “Over 20 years ago, I made a decision to speak,” he confided on Twitter, “and every time I do, I know I can never stop. I will never stop speaking on the subject.”

    And with mental health issues in the forefront of peoples’ minds now more than ever, Benard will be able to use his celebrity to help bring even more awareness to the difficult subject.

    If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    Jennifer Bassey Married Actor George Bamford — Get the Romantic Details!

    (6/10/18) (Photo) Congratulations are in order for ALL MY CHILDREN actress Jennifer Bassey (Marian), who recently married fellow actor, LAW & ORDER alum George Bamford! The couple announced their engagement in November of 2016 and tied the knot on April 19, 2018. "They say it's never too late to love and be loved," Bassey tweeted. "I believe it!"

    The couple tied the knot in a simple ceremony at the City Clerk’s office in New York City. “We filled out the paperwork and went into a room and we were married,” Bassey told People. “After the ceremony, which was very short, I asked the officiant who married us what his name was. He said, ‘Angel.’ George turned to me and said, ‘We just got married by an angel.'" The couple then went to Little Italy for their first meal as man and wife.

    After Bassey’s husband of 30 years, Luther Davis, died in 2008, she took a grief recovery course and was inspired to help others deal with their own grief. One of the people she helped was Bamford, who was suffering after losing his wife of 50 years to cancer. One thing led to another and the pair fell in love!

    “Two and a half years later, here we are,” Bassey mused. “I never dreamed when I met George it would turn into this. From the first minute we met, it was very comfortable.”

    “She’s very giving and has a good heart,” Bamford said. “I sensed right away that she’s the kind of person who knows how to fall in love and has been in love, as I had. And once you’re in love and you’ve felt love, you miss it. And you long for it again and try to replicate it.”

    Such a beautiful and inspirational story — Our best wishes to the happy couple for a lifetime of happiness together!

    Dishing with Digest - Episode 11

    (6/10/18) (Download / listen here) GH’s Michelle Stafford (Nina) interview plus we discuss the impact that Y&R/B&B Co-Creators Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell, and the Bell family, has had on daytime.

    That's Alan Rachins Playing Judge Horowitz on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (6/10/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) For viewers thinking Judge James Horowitz on GENERAL HOSPITAL looks familiar, that’s probably because you’ve seen actor Alan Rachins in one of his many other roles in film and television. Or you might also remember him from his previous appearance in 2016 when he ruled in Olivia’s favor on the issue of public breastfeeding.

    Rachins got his start in theater, appearing in the Broadway productions of After the Rain and H’adrian the Seventh as well as Off-Broadway productions of The Trojan Women and Oh! Calcutta!. Then he switched to writing for a time, selling scripts to shows like FALL GUY, HILL STREET BLUES, KNIGHT RIDER, QUINCY, and HART TO HART.

    After a critically-acclaimed turn in the independent film, Always, Rachins returned to acting with a starring role as Douglas Brackman on L.A. LAW, which earned him both a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination in the Supporting Actor category in 1988. He remained with the NBC series for all eight seasons, from 1986 through 1994.

    Some might also remember Rachins from his role as sleazy Las Vegas producer Tony Moss in the cult classic, Showgirls, playing Larry Finkelstein, Dharma’s hippie father on the sitcom DHARMA & GREG, or his more recent turn as Stanley on RIZZOLI & ISLES.

    While his face may be familiar, viewers might also recognize Rachins’ voice as he has done quite a bit of work on animated series like BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, RUGRATS, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, and THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN.

    Rachins will likely continue to be seen on GH for as long as Carly’s trial lasts, but who knows — he may also make another appearance in the future if someone else gets in trouble with the law — which in Port Charles is pretty common!

    Vinessa Antoine Is Looking Forward to Her "Big, Beautiful Soap Wedding"

    (6/8/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Now that Jordan has accepted Curtis’ marriage proposal on GENERAL HOSPITAL, it’s time to start planning that big wedding! And actors Vinessa Antoine and Donnell Turner are really looking forward to taking their characters on the next big journey in their lives.

    “I love love stories,” Antoine confided to Soaps In Depth. “And part of loving a love story in totality is watching how it blooms, then blossoms, and then develops. And the final cherry on top of a love story is that big, beautiful soap wedding. So I’m looking for my soap wedding. And I think it’s high time we see a couple of color having a big, beautiful event!”

    Of course, Curtis’ Aunt Stella could possibly spoil those plans by throwing a monkey wrench into the works, considering how she’s never liked Jordan. Plus, there’s also the fact that as police commissioner and freelance investigator, Jordan and Curtis sometimes find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Which is why Antoine would like to see the duo working together instead.

    “Let’s see how they actually are as partners,” she suggested. “I know they are good together, but we haven’t actually been able to see that. They could be kicking some butt!”

    For his part, Turner agreed, noting that Jordan and Curtis have a past together. “These two have a history of being partners from before Port Charles,” he mused. “So there should be more of a symbiotic relationship between Jordan and Curtis at work. I get where the personal stuff might be a little dicey, but the work part should be panning out.”

    Still, even if Jordan and Curtis can’t really work together, they’re still in love and looking forward to their upcoming nuptials (if Aunt Stella doesn’t figure out a way to ruin things). So stay tuned to see how this relationship develops.

    Sarah Webber on GENERAL HOSPITAL — Everything You Need to Know

    (6/8/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) It’s been so long since viewers have seen Sarah Webber on GENERAL HOSPITAL, and even when she was on, it wasn’t for long, so it’s understandable that they’d be confused when her name comes up. The character was first introduced in June of 1997 when Jennifer Sky joined the cast of GH. She left a year later in June of 1998, then resurfaced again in early 2002 for six months and played by actress Sarah Laine. But she hasn’t been seen in Port Charles since, just mentioned on rare occasions.

    Sarah first came to town to take care of Audrey Hardy after she had undergone brain surgery. She quickly became close with Lucky Spencer, but clashed with Nikolas Cassadine. Shortly after Sarah arrived in Port Charles, she was joined by her younger sister, Elizabeth Webber, who resented her sibling and was often trying to ruin her life.

    After developing feelings for Nikolas, Sarah began dating the Cassadine prince, but after he was shot and lost the ability to speak properly, he refused to see her for months, putting a strain on their relationship and ultimately breaking them up. A newly-single Sarah turned to Lucky, but he was more interested in Liz. The two sisters finally acted like family after Liz was sexually assaulted. Sarah left Port Charles to visit their parents in Europe in 1998.

    When Sarah returned in 2002, the old resentments with Liz resurfaced, and Sarah made a play for Lucky. They began seeing each other behind Liz’s back and when she found out, she cut Sarah and Lucky out of her life. Now that Lucky was officially single, Sarah could have dated him publicly, but the magic was apparently gone, and she left again.

    Audrey mentioned that Sarah had gone back to Europe, but in 2013, Sarah was said to be living in Monterey, California. Whether or not Sarah might make another appearance on the soap when Liz walks down the aisle with Franco remains to be seen. You’ll have to stay tuned to find out!

    Marc Anthony Samuel Is "Really Happy to Be Back" on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (6/7/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Viewers don’t see as much of Marc Anthony Samuel on GENERAL HOSPITAL these days, but with Felix now working as Mike’s nurse, the character is back on the canvas, and his portrayer is thrilled. “Really happy to be back,” Samuel declared during a Twitter Q&A with fans. “And working with Max Gail (Mike) has been an absolute privilege for me. He’s not only a consummate professional, to whom I’ve looked up over the years, but he’s also a really nice man.”

    Samuel also hopes that his alter ego will continue to be seen on GH. “Felix has become an important component of this Port Charles community,” he mused. “His life intersects with parts inside and outside the hospital storylines.” But as far as the immediate future, the actor suggests he'll be around “for as long as Mike needs Felix, I’m guessing."

    Some soap fans have steel trap memories and often remember plot threads that the writers seem to have dropped — like the implication that Felix’s parents aren’t aware that he is gay or what happened to his younger sister, Taylor. “Would be an interesting thing to investigate,” Samuel agreed of Felix’s parents. “I would love to know where Taylor went. That could be an amazing storyline, too.”

    But since GH is a soap opera, Samuel would love to see Felix enjoying a love story. The character apparently has a boyfriend, Donnie, but he’s remained off-camera. “I think that the fans of GH should get to know Felix’s love interest, Donnie, a bit more,” he declared. “Hopefully we can see that happen in the near future.”

    To see what happens next to Felix, stay tuned.

    Mikkos Cassadine on GENERAL HOSPITAL — Everything You Need to Know

    (6/7/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Every time someone on GENERAL HOSPITAL calls Alexis by the name Natasha, newer fans of the soap get confused. You see, Alexis Davis was originally Natasha Cassadine, daughter of the infamous Mikkos Cassadine. And as the attorney has begun to dig for information on her late father, we’re here to tell you what we already know! As played by actor John Colicos, the character of Mikkos was only on GH for a couple months in the summer of 1981, but the legendary supervillain made quite an impression!

    Mikkos masterminded a plot to achieve world domination by using a weather machine powered by the Ice Princess diamond. He welcomed several guests to his island headquarters where he demonstrated his power by freezing Port Charles with a blizzard in the middle of summer! Thankfully, Luke Spencer, Laura Webber, and Robert Scorpio crashed his party and were able to put a stop to his deadly plans. During a fight with Luke, Mikkos was pushed into an ice chamber where he froze to death. This was the start of the infamous Spencer/Cassadine feud, with his widow, Helena, cursing Luke and Laura on their wedding day.

    But even though Mikkos was out of the picture, his influence was still felt as the Cassadine family continued to hold positions of wealth and power. With Helena, he had two sons, Stavros and Stefan. And from his affair with a Swedish opera singer named Kristin Bergman, Mikkos fathered two daughters, Natasha (now Alexis) and Kristina. Valentin Cassadine is also another of Mikkos’ children, although it has not yet been revealed who his mother is.

    Valentin is the heir to the Cassadine fortune because he revealed Mikkos’ will that left everything to his eldest son. And because Stavros and Stefan are dead, Valentin is next in line. He has also offered information about Mikkos to Alexis, who is investigating her own past in an effort to get her future back on track.

    Although he’s technically dead, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for Mikkos to return to GH. After all, Helena has come back from beyond the grave, as has Stavros. Those Cassadines are harder to kill than roaches! (Although it would require a recast as Colicos passed away in 2000.) To see how Alexis’ search into Mikkos’ past develops, keep watching.

    Antonio Sabato Jr. Advances In Primaries

    (6/7/18) Soap vet Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, GH et al) has advanced as the California Republican nominee for a congressional seat representing Ventura County. Sabato Jr., who was on the ballot in U.S. House District 26, will now compete with Democrat Julia Brownley.

    B&B’s Brown Advances In Congressional Race

    (6/7/18) Kimberlin Brown (Sheila, B&B) will advance to the next step of her congressional run, according to The Desert Sun. Based on preliminary returns, U.S. House member Raul Ruiz and challenging Republican Kimberlin Brown Pelzer are poised to advance to November’s midterm elections, where they will go head to head in the race to represent California’s 36th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ruiz garnered nearly 55 percent of the vote, as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, with all precincts reporting. Brown Pelzer got nearly 23 percent, coming in far above other Republicans, who each earned between 4 percent and 8 percent of the vote.

    Get a First Look at Robert Palmer Watkins in His New Movie!

    (6/7/18) (Video) (Photo) Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL have been missing Robert Palmer Watkins as Dillon Quartermaine on the soap, but they will soon get to see a whole new side to the actor in his new movie, Last Three Days! The actor will be starring as Jack Cluff, a cop who wakes up to discover his partner is gone, his wife had vanished, and he has no memories of the last three days of his life!

    Watkins is absolutely thrilled to be playing an action hero, which is a far cry from the slightly awkward, occasionally nerdy Dillon Quartermaine on GH. “I get to do my own stunts, shoot guns, and do hand-to-hand combat,” the actor told Tell-Tale TV. “It’s just a really different type of role for me. I’m really excited to use some of my physical strengths as well. I’m really into working out and fitness and stuff, and this is a pretty physically demanding role.”

    Heck, the actor even shared a photo of himself with Jim Grimwade at the shooting range learning how to fire a couple of Remingtons! Safety first, guys!

    Watkins was excited about the film from the first time he picked up the script. “I couldn’t lay it down,” he confessed. “It’s really well-written. It’s got everything you would want a fun action movie to have, but there’s also romance. It’s about the choices that you make in everyday life that lead to your end result, and if you could go back and change some of your choices, what would happen differently? It’s kind of got a little bit of a Memento/Butterfly Effect feel to it, but it’s really cool the way it’s done.”

    Last Three Days is the brainchild of writer/director Brian Ulrich, and is currently expected to release sometime this summer. And while the full trailer is still on its way, you can check out this awesome (if brief) teaser for the action pic!

    Finola Hughes Reveals How She Feels About Peter Being Anna's Son on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (6/6/18) General Hospital Promo: Summer Fun 2018: Video.

    Finola Hughes Reveals How She Feels About Peter Being Anna's Son on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (6/6/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL may have been thrown by a loop by the revelation that Anna Devane had a son with Cesar Faison, but that’s nothing compared to the reaction actress Finola Hughes had when told of the new twist in her storyline! “It’s insane,” she admitted to Soaps In Depth. “I don’t know how I feel about it, honestly. I’m just discovering it as I go. I literally just go day by day and do a lot of figuring out what it would feel like.”

    Hughes first learned about Anna’s previously-unknown son when she found herself screentesting actors with GH’s executive producer Frank Valentini, last fall. “I was like, ‘Why am I reading with these men, Frank? How is this going to fit into my story?’” she recalled. “He told me, ‘Oh, it’s your son.’ What? And then he dropped the big bomb with Faison. I was in the middle of auditions, so I didn’t really process it. I thought ‘That will never happen. It’s just auditions.’ And then they cast Wes Ramsey.”

    Hughes first joined the cast of GH back in 1985, but with the shocking revelation that Peter August is really Henrik Faison, the child Anna had given birth to after seducing Cesar Faison and winding up pregnant, even she had to admit the writers can still come up with twists that throw her for a loop! “I’m not going to be shy about it,” the actress conceded. “My Twitter feed is not happy. It’s been really interesting.”

    Some GH fans are not happy at this revision of Anna’s past history and they’re not shy about voicing their opinions on social media. “But I don’t know that it is a rewriting,actually, because we never dealt with it before,” Hughes mused. Although she’s a little annoyed at the fans’ insistence that Robert Scorpio was supposed to be Anna’s first. “Can I tell you how archaic that is and how annoying I find it?” Hughes declared. “I find it very [much a] double standard. And you can put me on record!”

    Richard Simmons suing private investigator for allegedly tracking him

    (6/6/18) Richard Simmons is done with people invading his privacy.

    The fitness guru, 69, and his caretaker and personal driver, Theresa Reveles, filed a suit against private detective Scott Brian Matthews claiming he illegally placed a tracking device on Reveles’ car.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the suit alleges Matthews unlawfully followed the reclusive Simmons and Reveles to see if he was visiting hospitals after a series of National Enquirer stories claimed Simmons was transitioning into a woman.

    The suit, in which Simmons and Reveles are seeking punitive and treble damages, states they discovered the device in December.

    In May 2017, Simmons denied he’s transgender and sued the Enquirer to clear his name. However, a judge dismissed Simmons’ case stating it’s not defamatory to call someone transgender.

    The judge then ordered Simmons to pay nearly $130,000 in legal fees to the tabloid.

    Simmons is appealing the decision.

    Simmons manager, Michael Catalano, told Page Six, “Even though Richard has messaged that he is taking a break from the limelight, he continues to be pursued as if he is concealing something newsworthy. He is not. All people have a basic right to privacy, famous or not. When a party illegally infringes on that right they must be held accountable. I am certainly interested to discover who engaged this individual to track Richard’s whereabouts without his consent.”

    Meet ATWT Stars All For A Good Cause!

    (6/5/18) Trent Dawson (ex-Henry, AS THE WORLD TURNS), who most recently played Huxley on GH, is bringing together a slew of his former Oakdale colleagues at a benefit on June 22 in New York City to raise funds for his upcoming short film project, The F, which began as a play he wrote and directed. Enthuses the actor, “The play deals with, among other things, the possibility of infidelity, and how that possibility can make you question everything. Are you right? Is your partner cheating? If so, why does this keep happening to you in every relationship? If not, are you paranoid? Crazy? And what if your partner is gaslighting you into thinking that you are, in fact, losing your mind? Turns out these themes really struck a chord with theatre-goers and I was encouraged to bring it to a larger audience via film. The play takes place in a NYC Subway station, and since I’m surrounded by plenty of those to film in, it seemed worthwhile to make the movie. Also, it’s funny.” The benefit will take place at The Freeman Studio at 79 Leonard St.; scheduled to appear are ATWT alumni Martha Byrne (ex-Lily), Terri Conn (ex-Katie), Michael Park (ex-Jack), Austin Peck (ex-Brad), Anne Sayre (ex-Mitzi), Eric Sheffer-Stevens (ex-Reid Oliver) and Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara). “My ATWT colleagues have been amazing,” praises Dawson. “Everyone I reached out to that will be in NYC on June 22nd said yes immediately. It will be great to have them all together again.It’s really touching to have this kind of support all these years later.” Expect plenty of Oakdale-related entertainment on the big night, he says. “Not only will the benefit feature some of your favorites from ATWT, it will have a performance of the play, music, a film featuring years of ATWT bloopers and a silent auction. PLUS complimentary food, wine and beer! Where else are you going to get that on a Friday night in NYC for $50????” For tickets and more information, click here https://thefbenefit.splashthat.com.

    Drew Cheetwood Returns to GENERAL HOSPITAL!

    (6/5/18) Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL who were disappointed that Magic Milo didn’t make an appearance at this year’s Nurses Ball can take heart that he will be back in Port Charles soon as Milo Giambetti’s portrayer, Drew Cheetwood, revealed his return to the soap when he shared a shot of his GH script on his Instagram story! He'll be taping two episodes on Friday, June 8, so look for Milo to show up somewhere around the Fourth of July holiday.

    Cheetwood has been keeping pretty busy in real life with the birth of his third child on Feb. 16, a daughter named Everly Drew. The last time we saw Milo on screen was back in September of 2017 when he was keeping an eye on Josslyn for Sonny and Carly to keep the teenager out of trouble. The actor also used Instagram to let fans know when he was back on set at the soap.

    Over the Fourth of July weekend last year, Cheetwood teased his return to GH by posting: “Soapy Saturday at my parents today,” along with a close-up of an old Soaps In Depth cover where he was featured alongside Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) and Emme Rylan (Lulu). “See you soon, Port Charles.”

    Cheetwood first appeared on GH in 2006 when Milo was introduced as a bodyguard for Sonny and Jason. He pursued Lulu, then later briefly dated Sabrina. In 2014, he finally worked up the courage to ask out Epiphany, and the two became a couple. Unfortunately, Milo has been relegated to the back burner after Cheetwood's departure from Hollywood, with his most recent appearance being at the 2016 Nurses Ball.

    In 2015, Cheetwood moved to Michigan with his wife, Jenna, and their daughter, Grace, but let GH executive producer Frank Valentini know that he’d always be up for future appearances on the soap whenever the schedules could be worked out. But Port Charles is always on Cheetwood’s mind, like in June when he shared a snap of his old ID card! “Cleaned out my old ‘Cali Car’ and came across this piece of plastic,” he shared. “Doesn’t seem like this picture was taken that long ago. I’d have to say circa 2009. Crazy.”

    While this looks like yet another brief appearance, at least this time around viewers will get to enjoy Milo in two episodes instead of just one. And while he hasn't yet let slip what he'll be doing this time around, hopefully by the end of June Sonny will have wised up to Nelle's scheming against Carly and enlisted Milo to help put a stop to things before they get even further out of hand!

    Amber Tamblyn Releases Debut Novel

    (6/3/18) (Order Here) GH’s Amber Tamblyn (ex-Emily) will release her debut novel, Any Man, on June 26. Inspired by the #MeToo movement, Any Man is a thriller about a female serial rapist named Maude and the male victims who struggle to go on with their lives in the aftermath of Maude’s assaults. Tamblyn has previously released several books of poetry.

    Rebecca Herbst Calls Spending Time With Her Kids "Priceless

    (6/3/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) When not playing Elizabeth Webber on GENERAL HOSPITAL, there’s nothing Rebecca Herbst loves more than spending time with the three children she and husband Michael Saucedo (ex-Juan) are raising. And in today’s modern world, they love to take Ethan, 16, Ella, 14, and Emerson, 6, back to nature for some quality time. “Lately, we’ve really been enjoying hiking,” Herbst confided to Soaps In Depth. “I love taking them out into the fresh air and away from the concrete, cars, and electronics, and hiking for hours upon hours with just us for company. The conversations we have and the things we explore, it’s priceless. There’s no distraction.

    “We take our phones everywhere like the rest of the world — because we need to take pictures!” the actress added with a laugh. “But my kids know that when we’re together and hanging out, nobody’s on their phone. And they love hiking as much as I do. So for them, it’s a treat every time I say, ‘Let’s go walk the beach or hike the mountains.’”

    Herbst admitted that when it comes to being a mother, she learned from the best — her own mom, Debbie! “My mom used to say to me, ‘If you just do a little as you go…’ — meaning, if you just clean up a little bit, it won’t be such a big mess. It would drive me up the wall!” she recalled. “But now I get all of her little, annoying sayings… and I repeat them. I roll my eyes at myself, but I still say them!”

    But with oldest son, Ethan, heading into his senior year of high school, Herbst is now having to face what all mothers do, which is letting go of children when they become adults. “It breaks my heart,” she confessed. “I aim to be the strong mom who reminds herself every day that this is what we do — we raise these kids to go out on their own and be strong, independent people, good stewards of the Earth and kind human beings. But the thought of not having him under my roof is heartbreaking. It’s going to be a rough year… for me!”

    Thankfully, no matter where Herbst’s children go in the years to come, their hearts will always be with their mother!

    Ryan Paevey Urges Fans to "Make Sure to Watch" His New Movie!

    (6/2/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) If you’re one of the many fans missing Ryan Paevey on GENERAL HOSPITAL as the late Nathan West, we’ve got some good news for you! The handsome actor will be back on your TV screens in June in the new Hallmark Movie Marrying Mr. Darcy! “And that’s that,” Paevey shared on Instagram. “Just finished ADR for Marrying Mr. Darcy. Make sure to watch on June 2 on Hallmark Channel!” ADR is Hollywood-talk for Automatic Dialogue Replacement, or looping, where the actor re-records their dialogue either to improve quality or to reflect script changes.
  • In this sequel to the popular Unleashing Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Scott (Cindy Busby) and Donovan Darcy (Paevey) are in love and engaged to be married. Heck, even his disapproving Aunt Violet (played by Frances Fisher) has come around and wants to help plan the wedding. But as a small autumn wedding begins to grow into something bigger, Elizabeth fears she’s making a big mistake. And with Donovan throwing himself into work and being distant, Elizabeth begins having second thoughts about marrying Mr. Darcy.
  • Will true love win out in the end? Well, it’s a Hallmark Channel romance, so what do you think? Paevey credits the viewers for helping make the first movie such a success that they got to make a sequel to continue Donovan and Elizabeth’s story. “I think the fans are a hundred percent to be given credit,” he told ExtraTV. Although he also admitted that people shouldn’t expect a “Marrying Mr. Paevey” anytime soon! “I’m missing fifty percent of that equation,” the actor joked. That’s right — he’s still single! “I’m a workaholic!” he explained. “I don’t even have a dog. I have a thriving houseplant!”
  • After you check out the trailer below, be sure to tune in to Hallmark Channel on Saturday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET to watch Paevey in the delightfully romantic Marrying Mr. Darcy. It’ll hopefully take some of the sting out of not seeing him in Port Charles anymore.

    Soap actor Brandon Barash looks to cut a deal for Lake Sherwood home

    (6/2/18) (dailypress.com) “General Hospital” actor Brandon Barash has located a buyer for his Lake Sherwood home with clinical efficiency.

    Barash’s traditional-style house is pending sale less than two weeks after hitting the market for $1.479 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

    Set in the Meadows community in Lake Sherwood, the home features a bright, open floor plan with hardwood floors and built-ins. A window-lined living room gives way to a kitchen, which is flanked on either side by a dining area and breakfast nook.

    The master suite, one of three bedrooms and three bathrooms, opens directly outside, where a landscaped yard outlines a rock-accented pool and covered patio. Upstairs, there’s a loft.

    Public records show the actor bought the home in 2006 for $1.5 million, or $21,000 more than the current asking price.

    Scott McIntosh of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage holds the listing.

    Barash, a St. Louis native, starred as Johnny Zacchara in “General Hospital” from 2007-16 and has also appeared in “Gilmore Girls,” “The West Wing,” “Bones” and more recently, the Fox series “Lucifer.”

    At 14,092 episodes, “General Hospital” is the longest-running soap opera currently in production.

    James Read Joins General Hospital

    (6/1/18) Days of Our Lives alum James Read will make his General Hospital debut as Gregory Chase, the father of Michael Easton’s Finn and Josh Swickard’s Chase, on June 6, Soap Opera Digest reports.

    Jacob Young's Whiskey Kiss

    (6/1/18) @Jacob_W_Young .Tonight Whiskey Kiss is available!! Everywhere!! Check it out!!!#applemusic #itunes #Spotify #amazon #googleplay

    Netflix Greenlights ‘Christmas In The Wild’ Movie Starring Kristin Davis & Rob Lowe

    (6/1/18) I hear Netflix has given the green light to adventure-romance movie Christmas in the Wild. Sex and the City alumna Kristin Davis is in negotiations and Code Black star Rob Lowe is set to headline the movie, which is scheduled to begin filming in Africa in the next few weeks for a premiere during the 2019 holiday season.

    Also cast in the movie, written by Neal Dobrofsky and Tippi Dobrofsky (The Wedding March TV movie franchise) and directed by Ernie Barbarash (A Royal Winter), is Lowe’s son John Owen Lowe.

    Said to be in the vein of Eat Pray Love, Christmas in the Wild is set against the backdrop of the elephant poaching and conservation battles in the African wilderness. It centers on a woman (Davis) who, after her longtime husband walks out on her just before a family safari, goes anyway. Arriving in Africa she meets a bush pilot and elephant conservationist (Rob Lowe). John Owen Lowe plays Davis’ son.

    Brad Krevoy is producing; Davis and Dave Fleming serve as executive producers.

    The project, which had been in the works for a couple of years, stems from a longtime passion for Davis. Since 2009, she has dedicated herself to raising awareness to the plight of elephants and stopping illegal poaching for ivory before elephants become extinct in the wild. In 2015 Davis executive produced the documentary Gardeners of Eden, distributed by Netflix and Pivot. It focuses on the operations of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, for whom Davis is a Patron, chronicling their heroic efforts in trying to stop poaching and rescue the orphans of slain elephants (see photo at left).

    Davis and her longtime manager Fleming discussed the idea of a movie set against the backdrop of elephant poaching and conservation and took it to producer Krevoy. Davis is currently in Africa, looking at elephant sanctuaries as potential filming locations.

    Rob Lowe, who toplined Fox’s The Grinder, most recently wrapped a two-season starring run on CBS’ Code Black. He’s currently in production on The Bad Seed remake for Lifetime, in which he stars, directs and executive produces. He’s repped by WME, Brillstein and Latham & Watkins.

    John Owen Lowe recurred on The Grinder and appeared as himself, along with his brother Mathew, in their dad’s A&E’s mystery reality series The Lowe Files.

    Davis, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Charlotte in HBO’s Sex and the City, is repped by Atlas Artists , APA and Sloane Offer.

    Watch Maurice Benard "Rehearsing" His GENERAL HOSPITAL Nurses Ball Song

    (5/31/18) (Video) Over the years, Maurice Benard often joked about how unlikely it would be to see Sonny ever singing at the GENERAL HOSPITAL Nurses Ball, but this year, the mobster actually took the stage! Granted, it was only because his father, who was performing “Summer Wind” at this year’s gala, forgot the words. As Mike stood on stage in front of a silent audience, confused and afraid, Sonny jumped up to join him and help him finish the song together.

    And while fans didn’t get to hear much of Benard’s vocals on GH, the actor shared a little snippet of himself singing along to Frank Sinatra in his car as he drove down the road (presumably on lunch break or something since he’s dressed in the tuxedo he wore on the show!) and he sounds great! “Rehearsing for the Nurses Ball,” Benard joked. “Trying my best. I don’t think Frank should be worried.”

    The moment between Sonny and Mike at the Nurses Ball was another in a series of powerful scenes telling the story of Mike’s Alzheimer’s Disease. “Max is amazing,” Benard told Soaps In Depth of on-screen father Max Gail. “He’s so good — all I have to do is look into his eyes.”

    This isn’t the first time Benard has jokingly shown off his vocal chops. Last year, he and castmate Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) belted out a little bit of “Jet Song” from West Side Story (with Zamprogna stepping in to help out when Benard struggled with the lyrics!). And talent clearly runs in the family because the proud pop captured his son, Joshua, singing along to a Justin Bieber song in the car and he sounded great!

    Hopefully one day Benard will stop downplaying his singing abilities and grace us with a proper performance we can all enjoy. Until then, we’ll take what we can get!

    Carolyn Hennesy Defends Diane's Plan to Save Carly on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (5/31/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) As Diane mounted her defense of Carly in court on the May 29 episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL, it was the perfect time for portrayer Carolyn Hennesy to do a Twitter Q&A with fans of the soap. And since Diane is the go-to attorney for the Corinthos clan, the first question asked who the more difficult client is — Jason, Sonny, or Carly? “Well, not Jason, certainly,” Hennesy mused. “Probably Carly, because she’s so smart and so right… and so stubborn!”

    Naturally, there were also some fans who complained about Diane’s plan to keep Carly out of prison by having her plead guilty by reason of insanity. Many viewers are also upset that no one but Jason seems to believe Carly’s side of the story. “Honesty, there’s a little part of Diane that knows she’s telling the truth,” Hennesy confided, “but what can Diane prove? That’s what matters.”

    When Daniel J Sykes argued that bringing up Nelle’s past history of pretending she’d slept with Sonny to blackmail him and get back at Carly could have helped prove reasonable doubt at least, Hennesy stuck to her guns. “There’s the different between you and Diane,” she responded. “Diane would never take that chance with Carly’s freedom. There’s no physical evidence. And reasonable doubt is simply not good enough. But it’s always fun to see how some fans think!”

    The actress did admit that learning all that legal jargon for GH’s courtroom scenes can be a little harrowing. “It’s so specific, so technical… very little wiggle room,” she confessed. “Of course, it’s so well-written, so that helps with the long passages.” And like many viewers, she is also a fan of Diane’s style on the soap and confided she doesn’t have much input in how her alter ego dresses. “But then again,” she added, “don’t need to with [costume designer] Sean Reeves. He’s the best!”

    She also revealed that she and co-star Laura Wright (Carly) have the best time in between and during scenes. “Especially when [she watches] me devour the chocolate kisses that the prop department puts in the desk drawer!” Hennesy laughed. “I try to share kids, really! But Laura’s willpower is a marvel!”

    To see if Diane can keep Carly from being locked up and the key thrown away, stay tuned to future episodes.

    Margaux on GENERAL HOSPITAL — Everything You Need to Know!

    (5/30/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Port Charles’ new district attorney, Margaux Dawson [pronounced Margo], might be a new face to some GENERAL HOSPITAL fans, but viewers of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and ALL MY CHILDREN will definitely recognize Daytime Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Hendrickson in the newly-created role!

    D.A. Dawson is going to be the one trying to put Carly in prison for pushing a pregnant Nelle down the stairs and Diane is worried that she’s going to be going after Carly hard because it’s a way to get back at Sonny, who is called the “Teflon Don” for a reason. He’s pretty much untouchable where the law is concerned, but Carly is a much easier target. Especially since Nelle’s gaslighting scheme basically served Carly to Margaux on a silver platter!

    While Hendrickson is a new face on the GH set, she will be familiar to some ABC Daytime fans for her roles as the ill-fated Frankie Stone on ALL MY CHILDREN as well as her twin sister, Maggie. She made her AMC debut in 2001, stepping in as Maggie in 2002 after Frankie’s murder. After leaving in 2005, Hendrickson returned to Pine Valley for a brief stint in 2007.

    The actress then made guest-starring roles on primetime series like MEDIUM, COLD CASE, and CSI: MIAMI before returning to daytime with the role of Chloe Mitchell on Y&R in 2008. She exited in 2015, but returned in 2016 for another run.

    Now that she’s joined the cast of GH, it will reunite Hendrickson with some old friends like Billy Miller (Drew), who played Billy to her Chloe on Y&R as well as William deVry (Julian), who was on AMC as Michael Cambias during her run as Maggie.

    As the district attorney in Port Charles, she’ll have no end of criminals to prosecute, but will Margaux share the screen with Drew or Julian? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out!

    Should Julian Be With Alexis or Kim on GENERAL HOSPITAL? — William deVry Speaks Out

    (5/25/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) He’s said it before, but now it looks as though Julian Jerome is putting his money where his mouth is and is actually changing for the better on GENERAL HOSPITAL. Even if some viewers are disappointed at how long it’s taking him to make amends with Alexis, wishing the exes would get back together ASAP. “Some fans are concerned that he’s not trying hard enough to reconcile with his family,” William deVry admitted Soaps In Depth. “But I don’t think you can push somebody towards that. It’s like being in a dysfunctional relationship and then saying the next day, “Hey, take me back. I’ve changed.” Well, that doesn’t happen!

    “Julian was prepared to pay the price to save his family,” the actor continued, “and now he’s paying it. But he’s also using his time to turn over a new leaf, get to know himself better and become a quality citizen of Port Charles. His period of isolation has allowed him to grow tremendously.”

    And helping Julian with that growth is Dr. Kim Nero, who has an uphill battle ahead of her trying to win over those die-hard “Julexis” fans. “When they first saw her walk into Julian’s restaurant, they were pretty anti-Kim,” deVry allowed. “But they’ve sort of warmed up. And Tamara Braun and I are having fun! My story right now is with her, and we’re really digging it.”

    The actor also appreciates how the introduction of Kim has helped his alter ego ease into his new life as a legitimate business owner and potential good guy. “I don’t think he could survive this journey without someone like her in his life,” deVry argued. “They’re really good friends so he doesn’t feel so alone.”

    But while some fans are digging the idea of Julian trying something fresh and new with Kim and others are still insisting that he and Alexis are made for each other, deVry acknowledged that’s the kind of thing that makes for great soap opera. “You’ve got all this chemistry flying around and that’s good drama,” he mused. “I realize the end goal for most fans is still ‘Julexis’ but I don’t know what the endgame for the show is, and I’m looking forward to seeing where this journey takes Julian.”

    Especially since that journey seems to be unfolding at a much better pace now. “Julian, for a while, was in a Ferrari on the Autobahn,” deVry joked. “It was almost discombobulating, because you didn’t know what he was going to do next. Now he’s on a pedal bike in the wine country of France. I see the path he’s on and I’m loving it.

    “So slow down,” he urged fans. “Enjoy the country road. Anything can happen along the way — and that’s fun!”

    GH Baby News

    (5/23/18) The role of Maxie and Nathan’s newborn son on GH is being played by Sally Brown. The baby received a sweet Twitter shout-out from an in-character Ryan Paevey (ex-Nathan), who wrote, “Welcome to the world, little one….it’s a scary place sometimes, and i so wish i could have been there to show you all the good stuff. Your mother loves you,and will take care of you and teach you….watch out for her her for me will ya?”

    Jon Lindstrom Books Horror Thriller ‘The Great Illusion’

    (5/23/18) Selma Blair and Graham Greene are attached to star in the horror thriller, The Great Illusion, along with Glenn Morshower (Transformers, Bloodline), Tokala Black Elk (Wind River), Jon Lindstrom (True Detective), Kenzie Dalton (FX’s Feud), and newcomer Oscar Cardenas. Cardenas co-wrote the film with daughter Maria Gabriela Cardenas, who will direct the pic as her feature debut.

    The plot follows a tortured FBI agent suffering from an irrational fear of darkness, as he investigates a mysterious former prostitute in order to catch a vicious serial killer.

    Amy Williams (Mothers and Daughters) is producing the project, which also co-stars Trisha Rae Stahl (Fox’s Glee), Rebekah Kennedy (Netflix’s To the Bone), Jaime Gallagher (Know Your Enemy), Bella Shaw, Rob Evors (Project X), as well as Monte Markham (We Are Still Here) and Beverly Todd (The Bucket List). Filming is slated to begin next month in Los Angeles.

    Blair can currently be seen in Netflix’s Lost in Space and will recur in Paramount Network’s Heathers series, based on the 1988 cult classic film, which will debut this summer. Greene, an Oscar nominee for his role in Dances with Wolves, was recently seen in Wind River and Molly’s Game.

    Blair is repped by Gersh and Wishlab while Greene is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency.

    GENERAL HOSPITAL's Rick Pessagno Dead at 61

    (5/23/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) At the end of the May 21 episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL, there was a tribute to Rick Pessagno, who recently passed away suddenly at the age of 61. The Broadway performer who appeared in 9 to 5: The Musical, 42nd Street, and Whoopee! worked with GH to choreograph the unforgettable musical numbers for the annual Nurses Ball for the past six years. “I just heard of the untimely passing of our beloved choreographer and beautiful person Rick Pessagno,” tweeted Kathleen Gati (Obrecht) back on January 31. “I’m heartbroken! He was such a joy to work with as he choreographed me and GH performers in all our Nurses Ball numbers. You will be missed and fondly remembered! RIP.”

    The day before, Risa Dorken (Amy) shared her own remembrances of the performer along with another rehearsal pic. “Can’t believe we lost a member of our family, Rick Pessagno,” she tweeted. “His spirit is such a ray of light and warmth. This earth will miss his talents, his energy, his hugs, and laughter. He was an absolute angel on this earth. Blessed to have known you, friend. Rest peacefully.”

    Pessagno’s first Broadway show was back in 1976 when he appeared in the musical Hellzapoppin alongside Jerry Lewis and Lynn Redgrave. In the ‘80s he hit the stage in the classic 42nd Street and Sophisticated Ladies. He has gone on to appear in numerous regional and touring theatrical productions as well as working as a choreographer for GH.

    According to his obituary in the South Jersey News, Pessagno is survived by his daughters Katie and Hannah, his granddaughter, Lyla, and his loving companion, Terra MacLeod. Our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

    Wes Ramsey Thanks Laura Wright for Helping Him Land His GENERAL HOSPITAL Role

    (5/23/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) When Wes Ramsey joined the cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL as the mysterious Peter August back in November of 2017, the actor was a familiar face to some soap fans who recognized him from his roles as Sam Spencer on CBS sudser GUIDING LIGHT and Owen Kent on NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES. And what some viewers didn’t realize is that he is the real-life love of Laura Wright (Carly), who he first met when they appeared together on GL! “She’s just an incredible tour-de-force,” Ramsey told Soaps In Depth of his lady love. “I don’t think anything beats working with her — and whether we actually have scenes together or not, we’re still working together in our way.”

    While the storyline of Peter actually being Henrik Faison hasn’t really crossed path’s with the tale of Carly being gaslighted by Nelle, the two actors spend plenty of time together off-camera. “Not only did she help me prepare for my screen test and become a part of this cast,” Ramsey revealed, “but when we’re at work or are unwinding after a long day, we enjoy sitting back and talking about story arcs, character through-lines, and our inspiration, motivation, fears, and hopes.”

    In fact, in the six months that Ramsey has been on GH, he and Wright have only acted together once. “We wondered whether the writers created that interaction to give something to fans, rather than keeping us in separate quarters forever,” he mused.

    But even if Wright is never again his scene partner on screen, Ramsey is glad he has her as his partner in life. “We both feel lucky we get to do what we love and want to become better actors, performers and storytellers,” he declared. “We’re not resting on our laurels. In that sense, she’s my ultimate teammate. I feel so grateful to have her in my corner.”

    Jacob Young Stars In Two New Films

    (5/23/18) Jacob Young (Rick, B&B) is keeping busy. The soap vet will star in the upcoming Lifetime movie DEADLY DESERT VACATION, which also stars Young’s ALL MY CHILDREN co-star Alexa Havins (ex-Babe). Young will also play the lead role in the upcoming film Faithfully.

    Dishing With Digest - Episode 8 - Lynn Herring

    (5/18/18) (Download / Listen) Kyle Lowder’s return to DAYS and look at other actors who have returned to a show in a different role plus GH’s Lynn Herring (Lucy).

    Kirsten Storms Addresses GH Status

    (5/18/18) After a report circulated online that Kirsten Storms (Maxie) was leaving GH, the actress tweeted a clarification. “To address the internet rumors, no I’m not leaving GH,” she posted. “I had to take 2 sick days due to the flu and that is all. I also recently re-signed with the show and I’m very happy to be continuing with Maxie’s journey. Thanks @valentinifrank [executive producer] for being so great while I was sick.” Storms joined the soap in 2005.

    Molly Burnett Fills In For GH’s Storms

    (5/18/18) Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH) took to Twitter earlier today to clarify rumors that she was off the soap, explaining that a flu temporarily sidelined her from work. Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie, DAYS), who filled in for Storms previously from July 5–July 29, 2016, briefly returned to film the two episodes Storms had to miss due to illness. Burnett will air as Maxie on June 1 and 4.

    Chloe Lanier Shuts Down Online Haters

    (5/18/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Soap fans can get extremely passionate about their favorite shows but sometimes unfortunately that sometimes means that anger about storylines and characters can be directed at the actors who have nothing to do with them. For instance, Nelle’s gaslighting of Carly on GENERAL HOSPITAL using memories of her dead son, Morgan, has led to actress Chloe Lanier finding herself on the wrong end of some very upset viewers!

    After Jan Kingery-Walker declared on Twitter that they would watch the Nurses Ball but after that would refuse to tune into GH until the Nelle storyline had run its course, Melissa Gammon was glad to have someone else on her side. “I’m glad someone agreed with me! And Chloe Lanier thinks it’s fun.”

    Lanier responded by tweeting: “Yes, Melissa, I think it’s fun to play a fictional character on a fictional television show. I’m so sorry that that offends you so much. Sarcasm works both ways, my dear.”

    Gammon was referencing a Twitter exchange from a week earlier where she agreed that the storyline was disturbing. “I can’t figure out why anyone would want to play this part,” she tweeted, to which Lanier replied: “Because I’m an actor. It’s challenging, rewarding, and oh so fun.”

    Thankfully, other fans were quick to come to the actress’ defense. “I hope that Chloe Lanier continues having fun,” tweeted Sal Corrente. “If having fun is causing her to turn in the kind of performances she turns in than I hope she has so much fun she is giddy.”

    Lanier’s co-stars also supported her in this matter, with Maura West (Ava) posting: “I love you. I love watching your complex Nelle. I am so happy you have fun doing your work. I know I’m happy working with you.”

    Obviously Lanier would not think it was fun if someone was torturing another person with memories of their dead son in reality, but in the world of soap opera, it makes for a powerfully compelling storyline, and juicy material for an actor to play. Lanier already won the trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actress at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards, and she’s already racking up quite the Emmy reel for next year’s competition!

    THE CHEW's Carla Hall Dishes Her "Exhilarating" Appearance as Cook 2 on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (5/18/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) When asked to summarize her experience guest-starring on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Carla Hall could only say: “Exhilarating.” The co-host of ABC daytime lifestyle show THE CHEW appeared on the May 16 episode of GH as the much discussed and never-before-seen “Cook 2” to spar with Lisa Locicero’s Olivia at the Quartermaine mansion, and chatted with fans on Twitter about the experience. “I was over the moon excited,” she admitted when she was approached about the role, “then nervous, then excited again.”

    Although most people know Hall as a cook and host, she actually studied to be an actress. “Acting was my first love,” she revealed. “I took acting classes at Nashville Academy Theater for five years from 12-17 years old. It’s still a passion that I weave into my day job when I can.” And even for her brief appearance on the soap, she did her work! “I took the role very seriously and enjoyed it very much,” Hall explained. “I received my lines about a week before shooting. I made up a backstory for the character, even down to the details of what I like to cook and what issues I’d been having on the job. I brought real experiences into the role.”

    And it was a special thrill for Hall to appear on this particular series. “I’d watched GH for years when I was in college,” she confided. “Actually playing a character that had a storyline, but was never seen, was really cool. Who knew… me on a soap opera that I watched for years? Sparring with Olivia was the best. Lisa was such a pro and a pleasure to work with. She made me feel so comfortable.”

    Hall also appreciated one fan who expressed that although she originally harbored a lot of animosity towards THE CHEW because it premiered after ABC cancelled the long-running and beloved soaps ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE, it has been five years, so she’s come to enjoy the cooking series. “I appreciate you saying that,” Hall responded. And when another said that they were skipping the Nurses Ball for the first time in years because she’s still bitter about losing AMC, Hall replied simply: “Hopefully you’ll return next year. Take care.”

    Some fans who enjoyed her appearance hope that she will continue to reappear as Cook 2 in the future. “It was such a blast,” Hall enthused, “and I’ll return if they’ll have me.” And in fact, Cook 2 will be returning very soon, as when Hall initially teased her GH appearance, she revealed she’d shot a couple of episodes.

    This isn’t actually the first time that Hall has appeared on GH. Back in May of 2013, Hall appeared as herself along with THE CHEW co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Daphne Oz when Tracy and A.J. appeared on the show as part of the infamous “Pickle-Lila” storyline.

    GH shared pics of Hall with the soap’s executive producer, Frank Valentini, as well as actors Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), Vinessa Antoine (Jordan), Donnell Turner (Curtis), and Vernee Watson (Stella), so might she be sharing scenes with Curtis, Jordan, and Stella in the future? Perhaps she'll be catering a wedding next? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

    Soap Faves In New Film

    (5/18/18) LANY Entertainment has acquired the star-studded psychological thriller JACK RIO from the independent motion picture company, Gruntworks Entertainment. The thriller is now available for the first time ever on Amazon Prime Video. Written and directed by THE BAY’s creator, Gregori J. Martin, JACK RIO tells the story of a famous actor named Tommy Jamison, played by Matt Borlenghi (ex-Brian, ALL MY CHILDREN et al), who tries to escape his on-screen persona, the TV character that made him famous. A string of murders seem to follow in his wake begging the question, is this the work of an obsessed fan — or something worse? The film also features Sean Kanan (Deacon, B&B), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, DAYS), Brian Krause (ex-Matt, ANOTHER WORLD) and Tristan Rogers (Scorpio, GH; Lex, THE BAY).

    GH’s Herring On Meghan Markle’s Father: “Tommy Is A Good Man"

    (5/18/18) The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been dominating the news, and this week’s headlines have been about Markle’s father, Thomas, who reportedly staged paparazzi photos in preparation for his daughter’s nups, and told TMZ.com that he would not be attending because he had heart surgery. Lynn Herring (Lucy, GH) fondly recalls working with Markle, when he served as GH’s lighting director, and says, “For the time period that we all knew him, he was an amazing man and sweet, sweet to all of us, very professional and fun. And I’m sorry he is being portrayed in the media right now the way he is because he was a gem and he made me really feel comfortable when I was new. I just want folks to know that Tommy is a good man and he was so kind to all of us, especially young, new actors. It’s just really important for me to say that.” Specifically, Herring says she has fond memories of “his smile and his laugh. I would always miss my mark when I started and he’d say, ‘The lighting is better to your left. Go left, go left!’ He was such a special man to all of us and I think sometimes when you get involved in these huge life situations, people need to stand up and say, ‘He was a stand-up guy at the time.’ “ She isn’t the only GH-er who feels that way, to hear Herring tell it. “Both Kin [Shriner, Scott] and Jane [Elliot, ex-Tracy] called me because they hadn’t realized that this Tommy was our Tommy from GENERAL HOSPITAL and when we knew him, he was such a great person. You can see how sometimes these machines get way overwrought on calling people out, so we just wanted to emphasize that he was such a kind, sweet man. Jane said, ‘It’s sad that he is being painted this way because he was such a good guy to us.’ Now, life changes, he moved to Mexico, things happen. People are complicated. But he was always sweet to us and we were all so shocked that he was involved in this and the British tabloids were painting him out to be such a different person. We all just felt that we should say how lovely he was to all of us and gave us pointers about where to stand so that we would look the best on camera, and he was always so sweet about watching our backs. He went above and beyond. He didn’t have to be as kind; you can just do your job and walk away. But he chose to help us. On a soap opera, when we used to rehearse more, you’d get to know the lighting director very well because they were right there, working as fast as they can, moving their lights around to see where you’re going to be standing, and he’d be out on the floor with us. He was just friendly and charming and when you hear about someone in another context but you know how kind he was to you, you just have to say, ‘This man treated me very well, especially when I was new and young and didn’t know what the heck I was doing.’ Sometimes these publicity machines are unfair or run with bad information.” Meghan, who appeared on GH in 2002 as Jill, released an official statement this morning, which reads, “Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health. I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday.”

    Get Your First Look at Bryan Craig in His New Soap, GRAND HOTEL

    (5/17/18) (Video) 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.

    The series won't be premiering until the fall, but you can get your first taste of the glamour, scandal, and sex coming your way — as well as a look at Craig as Javi — in this special 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.

    Obituary: Morgan J. Pinter, 28

    (5/17/18) Morgan James Pinter, 28, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in New York City.

    Born February 21, 1990, in Danbury, Connecticut, he was the son of Mark Pinter of San Diego, CA and Colleen Zenk of New York, NY and Naples, FL.

    Morgan graduated from Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Connecticut where he was the captain of the cross country and tennis teams. He attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania where he received his degree in Philosophy and English. At Lafayette, he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and was the Music Director of the college’s A Capella group The Lafayette Chorduroys.

    He is survived by his longtime girlfriend Becky Mann of Westport, CT, his sisters Georgia Pinter of San Diego, CA, Kelsey Crouch of New York, NY, Hannah Pinter of Los Angeles, CA, and Esmé Pinter of Encinitas, CA. He is also survived by his sister Siri Daly and her husband Carson Daly of Manhasset, NY, his brother Dylan Pinter and his wife Jessica Chazen-Pinter of New York, NY, and his 3 nieces (Etta, London and Ruby) and 2 nephews (Jackson and Henry) who Morgan adored.

    A private memorial was held for immediate family.

    Bryan Craig Doesn't Think GENERAL HOSPITAL Should Bring Back Morgan

    (5/16/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Although Bryan Craig did return to GENERAL HOSPITAL for a cameo appearance as Morgan Corinthos in the January 17 episode as part of Ava’s tortured visions, he was actually supposed to return to the soap even earlier than that, despite having been killed off back in October of 2016. But unfortunately, the young actor isn’t sure bringing Morgan back to GH is the best idea!

    In August of 2017, Sonny Corinthos lay near death after being shot by Sam, and a vision of the late Stone Cates inspired him to fight for his life. And while many fans were happy to see that character back again, some wondered why Sonny wasn’t seeing a vision of his actual son, Morgan, who was also dead. “They wanted me to come back and do that, but I wasn’t available,” Craig revealed to Soaps In Depth.

    “I was shooting a movie at the time,” he explained and there just wasn’t enough time for me to fly back and do that episode, then fly back to continue filming the movie. So unfortunately, I had to pass.”

    Although the CW action drama in which he starred, VALOR, has been cancelled, the primetime soap pilot he shot, GRAND HOTEL, has been picked up for a full series order by ABC, so he’s probably going to remain too busy for any more GH appearances. “If I had some free time and they wanted me to recur here or there, I would give that some thought,” Craig admitted. “It’s humbling that people want Morgan back so badly!”

    The actor, who won two Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on GH, appreciates that when Morgan was killed off, no body was ever found. “I was happy that they left the door open,” Craig said. “And you know, if I wanted to come back, they were more than happy to take me back.”

    However, despite what the fans may want, Craig isn’t sure that resurrecting Morgan would be best for GH. “I’ve thought about it more and more [since],” he confessed, “and I don’t know if it would do the show justice to revive that character.”

    GH Preview: The Nurses’ Ball Is (Almost) Here!

    (5/15/18) Get a behind-the-scenes look at the cast and crew of GH preparing for the 2018 Nurses’ Ball. The annual event begins this Wednesday and will feature performances from the cast, including Josh Swickard (Chase), the GH nurses and more. Check the video out here: Video.

    Anthony Montgomery Brings Andre Back to GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (5/15/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Hopefully, the mystery of Drew’s past will soon be solved since Anthony Montgomery is coming back to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Dr. Andre Maddox again! “It was fun being back in Port Charles with my GH family this past week,” the actor posted to Instagram with a photo of himself on the set. He must be in character because Montgomery doesn’t look like he’s having a whole lot of fun in this shot!

    After Andre was exposed as being part of the plot to transplant Jason’s memories into Drew’s head, he skipped town and then ended up behind bars. But thanks to his connections, Andre is a free man, and Montgomery can continue to appear on GH on a recurring basis as the story requires. With Drew’s past still a blank, it’s the perfect time for Andre to resurface and hopefully offer some new clues and perhaps even a way to finally restore Drew’s memories.

    Montgomery first joined the cast of GH in November of 2015 in the newly-created role of the hospital psychiatrist. He had ill-fated relationships with Jordan and Anna while helping some residents of Port Charles with their mental health issues. After the shocking revelation that he was part of the scheme to replace Jason with Drew, fans worried that would be the last they saw of him, but Montgomery promised that Andre would “still be around.” And in fact, Montgomery earned a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his work last year, so the soap would be smart to keep this talented performer around!

    If he was filming at the beginning of May, you can expect Andre to be showing up again in early June, but as to what he’ll be getting mixed up in this time around, you’ll just have to stay tuned to find out!

    Congratulations to GENERAL HOSPITAL's TK Weaver on His Young Artist Award Nomination!

    (5/15/18) Congratulations to TK Weaver, who has been nominated for Recurring Young Actor in the 2018 Young Artist Awards for his work as Danny Morgan on GENERAL HOSPITAL! “Thanks to Young Artist Awards for the nomination!” the young star tweeted. “My first ever award show!”

    Weaver made his debut as Sam and Jason’s little boy in May of 2016, and although he’s only appeared in a couple dozen episodes over the past two years, he has made quite an impression. Both with GH fans, who love his portrayal of Danny, as well as with those whose job it is to nominate talented young performers for awards!

    The Young Artist Awards were established back in 1978 to honor young talent in film and television. Weaver joins some impressive company, as recent GH actors up for these awards include Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) and Joey Luthman (young Luke Spencer). The competition has become stronger in recent years because in 2015, they dropped the Daytime TV Series category so now the young soap stars are up against fellow child actors in primetime and syndicated series as well.

    The 39th Annual Young Artist Awards will be held on July 14 on Saturday, July 14, so come back then to find out if Weaver takes home the trophy. And all the best of luck to him on the big night!

    Pretty Little Liars Spinoff Ordered to Series at Freeform — Watch First Promo

    (5/15/18) (Video) No surprise here: Freeform has formally ordered its Pretty Little Liars spinoff to series.

    The Perfectionists‘ 10-episode first season finds Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish reprising their roles from the original series and relocating to the city of Beacon Heights, where a new mystery will unfold.

    Just like its parent series, the spinoff is based on a series of Sarah Shepard novels and is being executive-produced by Marlene King.

    As previously announced, the show’s cast includes Sofia Carson (Descendants) as Ava, a “trendsetting blogger and coder”; Sydney Park (The Walking Dead) as Caitlin, “the perfect daughter of two perfect mothers” with political aspirations; Eli Brown as Dylan, a cellist equally dedicated to his boyfriend and his music; Graeme Thomas King as a “brilliant young scientist” named Jeremy; Hayley Erin (General Hospital) in a mysterious unnamed role; and Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl) as Claire Hotchkiss, the town’s powerful puppet master.

    Matt Cohen and Maura West Reveal What It's Really Like Working Together on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (5/13/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Ava and Griffin have chemistry to spare on GENERAL HOSPITAL, and that’s likely because portrayers Maura West and Matt Cohen work together so well! “Matt and I have the same goal when it comes to work,” West confided to Soaps In Depth. “We want to show up on time, work hard, complete our scenes with as much commitment and as little fuss as possible, thank everyone involved… and then race home to the people we love who await our returns!”

    But just because the two actors have families with kids to get home to, it doesn’t mean that they’re rushing through their workday just to get away from each other! In fact, they’re definitely on the same page when it comes to bringing Griffin and Ava’s tempestuous love story to the screen. “Matt cares very much about the end result and also the process, which he infuses with good humor, thoughtfulness and generosity,” West declared. “We all want and need people ‘on our side’ in this world. I am grateful Matt’s on mine. He’s the kind of man you just know could — and would — guide you outta trouble.”

    For his part, Cohen also has nothing but nice things to say about his GH scene partner. “She’s a powerhouse,” he praised. “She never ceases to show up and elevate the performances of all those around her. She is the full package.”

    This mutual admiration society between West and Cohen is definitely creating magic in Port Charles. Griffin and Ava might be having a rough time of making their relationship work these days, but hopefully they can figure out a way to stay together because it would be a shame to break up this winning team!

    LADIES OF THE LAKE Season 2 Trailer Released

    (5/13/18) Check out the trailer for LADIES OF THE LAKE’s upcoming second season, subtitled RETURN TO AVALON. The four-episode season stars Marie Wilson (ex-Summer, DAYS), Jessica Morris (ex-Jennifer, ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Lilly Melgar (ex-Lily, GH), Jillian Clare (ex-Abigail, DAYS), Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady, DAYS) and Arianne Zucker (ex-Nicole, DAYS), who has been promoted to series regular after guest-starring in the first season. The digital drama returns on June 19 on Amazon Prime Video. View the video here.

    Emme Rylan's Reaction to Her Daughter Crawling for the First Time Is the Cutest Thing You'll See Today

    (5/13/18) (Video) Congratulations to Emme Rylan’s baby girl, Dakota, who is crawling for the first time ever. Although mommy nearly spoiled the moment while trying to capture it on video! Best known to soap fans currently as Lulu Spencer on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Rylan made a name for herself as Abby on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and Lizzie on GUIDING LIGHT before that. And while she’s played mom on the soap, nothing can compare to the reality of raising three kids!

    Rylan is patiently recording away as her eight-year-old son, Jackson, taps markers on the floor in the hopes of getting little Dakota to crawl towards them. But as mommy points out, “It wasn’t far enough away, Jackson, nice try!” Determined to help, Jackson pulls the nearby pen away and taps two of them closer to himself, at which point a curious Dakota leans forward and begins to crawl on her hands and knees for the very first time!

    The moment is very nearly ruined when Rylan screams enthusiastically at the milestone moment, and Jackson chides his mom for distracting Dakota. When the toddler scoots herself forward just a bit more and grabs for one of the pens, Rylan proudly announces: “I think that’s crawling!” As his six-year-old brother Levi and their father, Don Money, look on, Jackson congratulates his baby sister and pulls her up into a loving hug.

    Rylan and Money welcomed Dakota into their family on June 26, 2017, and we can’t wait to see what kind of amazing first birthday party they have planned for their little girl. It’s going to be epic!

    Soap Stars In New Film

    (5/11/18) Haley Pullos (Molly, GH), Christel Khalil (Lily, Y&R) and Lauren Koslow (Kate, DAYS) will appear in the upcoming film No Good Deed. The film follows a spa owner who opens her home to a young woman who’s had a rough go of it, unaware that she’s just invited a sociopath into her life.

    Corbin Bernsen And Annette O’Toole Join Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ At Netflix

    (5/11/18) Marvel’s The Punisher has added two new cast members to the roster. Marvel Television and Netflix said today that Corbin Bernsen (American Gods, Psych) and Annette O’Toole (Cat People, Smallville) will join the second season of the comic book vigilante action drama.

    Bernsen is set to play Anderson Schultz, an extremely wealthy man who’s grown accustomed to getting his way. His power and legacy are of prime importance, and he’ll implement less-than-legal means to further those ends. O’Toole will step into the role of the conniving Eliza Schultz, Anderson’s equally manipulative wife.

    The two will join previously announced new cast members Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima and Giorgia Whigham. Jon Bernthal reprises his role as Frank Castle (aka the titular vigilante) and Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah and Jason R. Moore are also set to return to the series that follows Marine-turned-vigilante Castle as he aims to clean up New York City by any means necessary.

    No premiere date has been set yet for Season 2 of The Punisher, which is executive produced by Steve Lightfoot along with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

    Bernsen is repped by Randy James Management and Innovative Artists. O’Toole is repped by BRS/Gage and Harriet Sternberg Management.

    Check Out Ryan Carnes’s (Lucas, GH) Romantic Comedy

    (5/10/18) La Boda de Valentina, a romantic comedy Ryan Carnes (Lucas, GH) shot in 2016, was just released on DVD. “I was drawn to this movie because when I read the script, I thought it was really funny, one of the funniest scripts I’d read in a long time,” Carnes says. “The characters were really well-defined and they all had such life. I’d never done a romantic comedy and I wanted that challenge; I thought it would be fun to do and based on the script, I thought, ‘If we do this well, this could be a really funny movie and really fun to shoot.’ And I was right! It was so much fun to shoot, one of the best experiences on a film set I’ve ever had and I worked with incredible people, really talented people, and I couldn’t have been happier.” In the flick, Carnes plays “an American, so I didn’t have to speak Spanish for the role. My character, Jason, is a romantic, an idealist, and I think a bit naive. He is engaged to the title character, a Mexican girl, Valentina, and they have this very romantic, story-book relationship. On paper, the two characters look great together, they look exactly right for each other, and then Valentina has to go back to Mexico to deal with a family issue and she doesn’t really tell my character what it is. It seems a big strange and she doesn’t come back when she said she was going to, so Jason goes after her, both because he’s a chivalrous guy and because he’s concerned about something he found online about her family. So he gets to Mexico City, this booming, buzzing, crazy metropolis. He’s very much a fish out of water and he gets embroiled in a love triangle and ultimately, Valentina has a decision to make because there is a wedding coming up. The name of the movie is Valentina’s Wedding — somebody’s getting married!” To purchase the film, click here.

    Hayley Erin Has a Good Reason to Be Excited About New GENERAL HOSPITAL Castmate Patty McCormack

    (5/10/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) While some fans were disappointed that Patty McCormack took over the role of Monica while Leslie Charleson recovers from her injuries, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Hayley Erin (Kiki) was thrilled by the temporary recast! “Today, I had the greatest pleasure of my life sharing scenes with the legend herself, Patty McCormack,” Erin gushed on Instagram with a selfie of her and her new castmate on the GH hospital set.

    “Her performance as Rhoda in The Bad Seed literally inspired me to become an actor,” Erin revealed. “No joke, when I was little, I’d reenact scenes from the movie for anyone who’d watch. FYI, she’s the coolest.” The young actress then went on to joke: “PS, I’m definitely not framing this picture in my house.”

    McCormack made her show business debut as a child, modeling at the age of four and appearing on television at seven. In 1954, she originated the role of eight-year-old sociopath and fledgling serial killer Rhoda Penmark in The Bad Seed on Broadway. And for her performance in the 1956 film adaptation, McCormack earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress!

    McCormack is no stranger to daytime, taking over as a temporary recast for Kathryn Hayes as Kim Hughes on AS THE WORLD TURNS. And back in the ‘60s, she appeared on the sudsers YOUNG DOCTOR MALONE and THE DOCTORS. And if she’s still filming episodes of GH in the beginning of May, it looks like it may still be a while before Leslie Charleson takes back her role of Monica Quartermaine. At least it’s in good hands!

    Ryan Paevey Urges Fans to "Make Sure to Watch" His New Movie!

    (5/10/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) If you’re one of the many fans missing Ryan Paevey on GENERAL HOSPITAL as the late Nathan West, we’ve got some good news for you! The handsome actor will be back on your TV screens in June in the new Hallmark Movie Marrying Mr. Darcy! “And that’s that,” Paevey shared on Instagram. “Just finished ADR for Marrying Mr. Darcy. Make sure to watch on June 2 on Hallmark Channel!” ADR is Hollywood-talk for Automatic Dialogue Replacement, or looping, where the actor re-records their dialogue either to improve quality or to reflect script changes.

    In this sequel to the popular Unleashing Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Scott (Cindy Busby) and Donovan Darcy (Paevey) are in love and engaged to be married. Heck, even his disapproving Aunt Violet (played by Frances Fisher) has come around and wants to help plan the wedding. But as a small autumn wedding begins to grow into something bigger, Elizabeth fears she’s making a big mistake. And with Donovan throwing himself into work and being distant, Elizabeth begins having second thoughts about marrying Mr. Darcy.

    Will true love win out in the end? Well, it’s a Hallmark Channel romance, so what do you think? Since they’re still in post-production on the film, there’s no trailer as yet, but Hallmark has helpfully offered up a special teaser video for the upcoming drama that tells you everything you need to know if you missed the first movie!

    Be sure to tune in to Hallmark Channel on Saturday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET to watch Paevey in the delightfully romantic Marrying Mr. Darcy. It’ll hopefully take some of the sting out of not seeing him in Port Charles anymore.

    Who Is Peter August on GENERAL HOSPITAL? — Wes Ramsey Speaks Out

    (5/8/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) With so many GENERAL HOSPITAL locals closing in on Peter’s true identity, his downfall seems imminent — and no one is more excited for the reveal than portrayer Wes Ramsey. “Hold on to your hat,” the actor warned Soaps In Depth. “Things are about to get crazy!”

    While just about everyone in Port Charles seems to be trying to figure out who Peter is and/or where Faison’s son Henrik has gone, Ramsey has enjoyed sharing his character’s secret with the audience. “It’s felt very cloak-and-dagger and very manipulative,” he said. “Like a puppetmaster tugging on strings and using words and intentions to make people dance the way he wants them to. He’s complicated, confusing and disturbing.”

    Peter’s also rather cocky. “My character obviously believes he’s capable of outwitting anyone,” chuckled Ramsey. “He’s seriously at odds with some very powerful people, and they’re getting close, but he’s not fearful in any way. The writers created a worthy adversary in this character. He’s no pushover!”

    Perhaps the most tragic part of Peter’s tale is that the mother he hates for abandoning him only wants to find him, explain herself and take him into her arms. “It’s wonderfully dramatic,” Ramsey allowed. “The scenes when Peter and Anna fist met are some of my favorites I’ve done on the show, to this day. The characters were able to have an intellectual standoff, using their wits, minds and language to face off. Neither would back down, and that was powerful — and perhaps an incredible foreshadowing of what could come once these strong, smart people are suddenly thrown into this very strange family dynamic!”

    Of course, Peter’s mother isn’t the only one who will be rocked by the reveal that he’s Henrik. Jason’s gunning for answers, the Aurora COO holds Drew’s memories in his hands, Lulu is on the case, and Curtis is chasing leads for Nina... who has no clue hubby Valentin is in cahoots with Maxie’s pal! Peter’s identity, teased Ramsey, “feels like a time bomb that’s hardwired to branch out and devastate so many lives in so many different ways. When it goes off, it’s going to spread like wildfire. I can only imagine how it’s going to change the relationships and characters on the show.

    “I’ve really enjoyed the way the writers have begun to handle this epic reveal,” he added. “Some of us thought we’d have arrived by now, which has only created more tension. Now, we’re all horses at the gate, ready to run. We want the race to start!”

    B&B Star Scott Clifton's Beautiful Birthday Message to His Son Brought Us to Tears

    (5/8/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Ford Clifton is turning two and his father, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Scott Clifton (Liam) has penned an absolutely beautiful message to his little boy that brought tears to our eyes. “Happy second birthday to the most beautiful soul I know,” he shared on Instagram. “I couldn’t have imagined how much would change after you took your first breath.

    “The point of my life, it turns out, is yours,” Clifton continued. “Self-interest consumes so much of my stupid, fleeting, fickle human existence; what a gift you are — to exhale, step off the stage, take my seat in the audience, and enjoy the Story of Ford. I won’t be here for the third act, little one, but I know you’ll get a standing ovation.”

    Cilfton then expressed feelings that every mother and father can understand and relate to. “It’s an experience shared by every parent, I’m sure, but you make it so easy for your mom and me,” the proud papa declared. “Your intelligence, your kindness, your sense of humor, your curiosity, your imagination, your perceptiveness, your focus, your warmth, your smile… God,that smile. There is so much I want to show you, so much I want to see again through your eyes, and so much to learn from you, when you’re ready to show me my own blind spots.

    “You’re better than I’ll ever be,” Clifton concluded. “What a privilege to claim you as my legacy. What a relief to know I left the world a better place than I found it, because I left it you. I love you.”

    Elizabeth Hendrickson: “SO Happy” With GH Gig

    (5/5/18) Elizabeth Hendrickson, who started a new gig at GH this week, commented on Instagram. “SO happy to announce I found a new home, on the network where it all began. Feeling extremely welcomed already thanks to so many of my old soap pals. @generalhospitalabc@abcnetwork @tamarabraun @finolafilona @therealstafford @emmerylan @therealwildevry1 @billyjohnmiller,” she wrote. Braun (Kim), Hughes (Anna), deVry (Julian) and Miller (Drew) are all alumni of ALL MY CHILDREN, where Hendrickson got her daytime start, first as Frankie, then as Frankie’s twin, Maggie; and she overlapped on Y&R with Rylan (Lulu), Stafford (Nina) and Miller.

    Y&R Vet Moves to GH

    (5/4/18) Elizabeth Hendrickson — who played The Young and the Restless‘ Chloe Mitchell and All My Children twins Frankie and Maggie Stone — has joined General Hospital in a new, undisclosed role, Soap Opera Digest reports.

    Soap Stars Unite For New Film

    (5/4/18) Nightmare Cinema, featuring Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH), Eric Nelsen (Daniel, THE BAY; ex-AJ, ALL MY CHILDREN, who just picked up the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Digital Drama) and Mickey Rourke, will premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, which takes place from July 12 to August 1. When Digest spoke to Benard during filming, he enthused, “I can’t wait for everyone to see this one. It’s great!” For information on the festival, click here.

    AMC Faves Reunite For New Film

    (5/4/18) Jacob Young (Rick, B&B) is working on location in New Mexico on a new film project — and he shared on social media that one of his co-stars is none other than Alexa Havins, his on-screen wife in his ALL MY CHILDREN days (he played JR, she played Babe). “Guess who I’m working with on this movie!?? #reunion #babeandjr#newmexico #alexahavins,” he enthused on Instagram. Havins went on to marry Young’s AMC stepbrother, Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie) and they now have three children.

    Jacob Young Reveals What's Next After THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (5/4/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) After almost 10 years playing Rick Forrester on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, Jacob Young has decided to strike out and explore new career opportunities. However, while he’s no longer on contract with the soap, Young remains available to appear on B&B on a recurring basis, so this shouldn’t be the last fans see of Rick. “I’m pursuing wholeheartedly my other passions,” he told Variety, “but I’m still around.”

    Young has already begun releasing new music with the intention of producing an EP down the line, and has already landed a role in a new film, though he’s been careful not to reveal too much about it. “I am shooting a film currently right now in Albuquerque, and I feel that this is the first step of many steps in the right direction,” he revealed. “We’ve been hard at work as a team pushing to get these projects going, and as you know, work breeds more work, and right now I’ve taken those initial steps to continue doing so.”

    As an actor, Young is looking forward to really delving into a character and exploring all the layers, something that’s not always possible with the hectic pace of daytime. “Anybody who has an opportunity in TV, that’s fantastic, and we’re always grateful, but when it becomes a job, it starts to lose that pizzazz,” he confessed, “and it was really starting to become a job and it was starting to break my heart inside.”

    Another project Young is currently developing is about the legendary comedian Jerry Lewis. “I was dear friends with Jerry right up until the very end,” he explained, “and this is a project that we have a lot of interest from major A-list comedians that may want to [take on] this role. So yes, producing, developing, that’s the next step.”

    Having been in daytime for decades with roles on B&B, GENERAL HOSPITAL (as Lucky Spencer), and ALL MY CHILDREN (as JR Chandler), Young is eager to see what else is out there for him. “There’s just so much great content that’s out there right now through the streaming media outlets,” he admitted, “there’s a lot more risks that are being taken with the kinds of shows that are out there, so I’m open in general to exploring multiple possibilities. It’s not just two or three different roles. There’s just so much material out there!”

    Soap Vets Star In Richard Barclay Tribute

    (5/4/18) Soap fans in NYC take note! Ilene Kristen (ex-Roxy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE et al) and Eileen Fulton (ex-Lisa, AS THE WORLD TURNS) are among the stars performing in a tribute to iconic singer/actor/producer/director Richard Barclay, who died in October after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The show will be at Don’t Tell Mama on May 26. For tickets and more information, click here.

    Josh Swickard Likes the Idea of Pairing Chase and Kiki on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (5/3/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Since joining the cast just two months ago in February, Josh Swickard has made quite an impression as Detective Harrison Chase on GENERAL HOSPITAL. And since he’s still a newbie, fans were eager to pepper him with questions during a recent Twitter Q&A. “Loving it!” he said of joining GH. “It’s a dream come true. “Getting to work with the cast every day is the best part. Lots of laughs and they are genuine people. And the fans! GH fans are the best!”

    GH was Swickard’s first screen test for a daytime soap, and he admitted he didn’t think it went very well. “I took a red eye in that morning and slept about 45 minutes that night,” the actor recalled. “I remember walking out of the test thinking, ‘What just happened?’ When I got the call I couldn’t believe it.”

    Also, because his screen test was with Finola Hughes (Anna), and Steve Burton (Jason), he had no idea that Chase would turn out to be the half-brother of Michael Easton’s Finn. “I didn’t know coming in,” Swickard revealed. “They kept it pretty hush-hush. But in my first scene with him, I was happy because he’s so easy and fun to work with. He’s amazing. Big brother on and off the screen.”

    Since Swickard is a good-looking guy, it’s only natural that GH fans were eager to find out if he would be joining the Magic Milo troupe for a striptease routine at this year’s Nurses Ball. Unfortunately, the actors have been sworn to secrecy regarding the storylines and performances at the event. “I’m not allowed to talk about the Nurses Ball,” he confided. “But word on the street is that it’s going to be amazing!”

    He also couldn’t talk about how Chase’s working relationship with Dante will develop in the future, but Swickard happily played along when castmate Hayley Erin (Kiki) tweeted at him: “Hi Josh, big fan. If you could work with someone you haven’t had a chance to share scenes with, who would it be?” The actor quickly responded with: “Hmm… that’s a tough one. There is this one nurse’s aide.” And the fans immediately loved the idea of pairing Chase with Kiki, nicknaming the couple “Chiki!”

    To find out what Chase does at the GH Nurses Ball and which Port Charles beauty will eventually catch the eye of the hunky cop, stay tuned!

    Jacklyn Zeman Previews Her Exciting New TLC Series

    (5/3/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) In addition to playing Bobbie Spencer on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Jacklyn Zeman is going to be moonlighting as co-host of MAKE THIS PLACE YOUR HOME, a new series for TLC premiering on Saturday, June 2, at 9 a.m. ET! Along with celebrity chef and lifestyle guru Jaime Laurita, Zeman will be helping inspire people to transform their houses into homes. “We’ve got the tools and the knowhow to take you from blueprints to better living spaces for yourself, your friends, and your family,” she declared in a promotional video for the series.

    Every episode will find the duo offering up tips and tricks for turning regular living spaces like kitchens, gyms, and yards into something special. “Our show’s gonna be about style, fashion, food, music, and Jackie and I are going to take you on this journey,” Laurita previewed on Kitchen Chat. “We’re not only gonna talk about the trends, but we’re hopefully gonna set a few.”

    Zeman agreed, adding: “And inspire people to learn how to do it for themselves. We all love our homes. I mean, it’s your home. But a lot of times you get busy or the money or… there’s always reasons why you don’t always have everything you want. So we’re gonna try to bring that information to show you how you can jush it up and just make it fresher and newer without it being inconvenient.”

    GH fans know her best as an actress, but Zeman has also been designing for years. “I’ve bought and sold a lot of homes and I’ve always fixed them up,” she explained. “So a lot of my houses would get on the decorating shows because they knew i liked all this color and color photographs really well. And friends started seeing that and asking me ‘Will you decorate my house?’”

    So be sure to tune in to see Nurse Bobbie in a whole new light as Zeman shows off her decorating skills in her new series when MAKE THIS PLACE YOUR HOME debuts in June. Heck, you might just learn a few tips and tricks you can really use!

    Chloe Lanier Opens up About Her Daytime Emmy Win

    (5/3/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Winning a Daytime Emmy Award is always an overwhelming experience, and it took a couple days for Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GENERAL HOSPITAL) to put her thoughts together! Nominated in the same Outstanding Younger Actress category last year, Lanier lost to GH co-star Lexi Ainsworth (ex-Kristina), but this time took home the gold. “Still processing, but I do not take this moment for granted,” she admitted on Instagram shortly after the big night.

    The following day, Lanier had finally processed the excitement over her Emmy win and expressed her joy. “It has finally hit me and I couldn’t be happier,” she declared. “Thank you all for your sweet messages and comments. Here’s a huge thank you to my acting coaches, both past and present.”

    The actress also offered up some advice for other young women who are considering a career in show business. “Stay in class,” Lanier urged. “Keep coaching. Work hard. This business can be brutal and one thing I always try to remember is that as actors we have the ability to grow. Hard work, studying, and passion make all the difference in that growth. So keep growing.

    “And remember to be kind!” she added. “Don’t be a dick. Help each other out. And never give up! So grateful, and I love you all.”

    Although many fans hate Nelle with a burning passion, that just goes to show that Lanier is doing a fantastic job playing the schemer, so she more than earned that Emmy Award!

    Stone Cold and The Jackal Episode 2

    (5/1/18) Circus with the Stars vs. Magic Milo: Listen.

    Chris Van Etten Returns as Amy's Brother on GENERAL HOSPITAL!

    (4/30/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Amy is going to be having another visit from her brother, Chet, when Chris Van Etten returns to GENERAL HOSPITAL. The real-life military veteran-turned-actor revealed the news during the 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony when he took the stage to help present the award for Outstanding Younger Actor. "I have new scenes airing this week," Van Etten announced.

    The character of Chet was introduced when Amy came up with the elaborate "Ask Man Landers" scheme to help earn money to pay for her sibling's medical care. “My brother!” enthused Risa Dorken (Amy) on Twitter. “You guys will love him as much as I do! Welcome to the GH (and Driscoll) family, Chris!” The soldier-turned-actor made his debut in the episode that aired Nov. 8, 2017.

    The United States Marine Corps veteran might look familiar to some from his modeling contract with Jockey underwear. And amusingly, this isn’t Van Etten’s first brush with GH. Back in August, the soap announced that Chris Van Etten was going to join Jean Passanante as co-headwriter, and some people when googling the name, got the two men confused! “Congratulations to the other Chris Van Etten for his new position at GH,” the vet joked on Twitter, “according to everyone confusing me for him.” Of course now the writer Chris Van Etten will be penning dialogue for the soldier/model/actor Chris Van Etten, which is just crazy when you think about it!

    Chet was struggling with drug addiction during Van Etten's last stint in Port Charles, so what will happen this time? Amy is probably hoping for good news this time, but with soap operas, you never can tell! So stay tuned to see what happens.

    45th Annual Daytime Creative Emmy Red Carpet Show

    (4/27/18) 45th Annual Daytime Creative Emmy Red Carpet Show: Video.

    Talk Show Appearance

    (4/27/18) The Talk – CBS

    Monday, April 30

    THE TALK’s Annual Daytime Emmy “After-Party” with exclusive appearances from many of the night’s biggest winners

    Hudson West Is "Really Excited But a Little Bit Nervous" for His First Daytime Emmys

    (4/27/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) This year’s youngest Daytime Emmy Awards nominee may also be the most excited! Hudson West debuted on GENERAL HOSPITAL as Jake Spencer on April 25, 2016, and now, two years later, is preparing to attend his very first Daytime Emmys — and as a nominee! “It’s an amazing experience just to be nominated,” he told Soaps In Depth of his nod in the Outstanding Younger Actor category. “I’m really excited but I’m a little nervous. I’m just very, very honored to be nominated.”

    Because of the age range for the category, West has also found himself competing against older actors like DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Casey Moss (JJ) and Lucas Adams (Tripp), THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Rome Flynn (ex-Zende), and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Tristan Lake Leabu (Reed). “Yeah!” he exclaimed. “There’s 25 year olds! It’s a really big range.”

    But West is holding his own among the older actors because of his incredible performances as Jake dealt with being brainwashed by Helena Cassadine and his real father Jason’s return from the dead! And he credits GH associate producer Nneka Garland with helping him put together his fantastic Emmy reel. “Also my mom and my acting coach helped out a little bit,” he confided. “Nneka at GH put them all together.”

    Although he was with the soap last year at this time, West did not attend the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2017, so this year’s ceremony will be his very first — and he’s also a nominee to boot! “It’s gonna be an amazing experience,” he enthused. “My mom, my dad, and my brother are coming. They’re flying out from Ohio and they’ll come to the Emmys with me.”

    We wish West the best of luck on Emmy night, and look forward to more wonderful performances from him as Jake continues to grow up on GH!

    KNEKT at the 45 Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception

    (4/26/18) KNEKT at the 45 Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception: Red Carpet Video.

    THE CHEW's Carla Hall Dishes Her "Incredible" Appearance on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (4/25/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Get ready to see a familiar ABC Daytime face when THE CHEW co-host Carla Hall guest stars on GENERAL HOSPITAL! She has revealed that she’s taped a couple of episodes, the first of which will be airing on Wednesday, May 16. Unfortunately, both the soap and the actress are remaining tight-lipped as to who she’ll be playing! “I can’t really tell you!” she admitted during an episode of her daytime cooking show. Asked if she was playing a good character or a bad one, she would only tease: “I’m in the middle of the road.”

    Hall has played herself on TV series like THE COMEBACK and NASHVILLE as well as films like Girl’s Trip, but on GH, she’ll be playing a role — although she was still thrilled to walk into the soap’s sets! “I tell you, when I walked onto the set and I saw the Quartermaine Mansion and that grand staircase,” she revealed, “my knees felt a little wobbly! I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m about to faint in the Quartermaine Mansion!’

    “It was so incredible,” Hall added of the experience. “And such a family atmosphere because everybody knows everybody and they’ve been there for years. Decades. And it was so fantastic.”

    This isn’t actually the first time that Hall has appeared on GH. Back in May of 2013, Hall appeared as herself along with THE CHEW co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Daphne Oz when Tracy and A.J. appeared on the show as part of the infamous “Pickle-Lila” storyline.

    GH shared pics of Hall with the soap’s executive producer, Frank Valentini, as well as actors Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), Vinessa Antoine (Jordan), Donnell Turner (Curtis), and Vernee Watson (Stella), so who will she be sharing scenes with in her episodes? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

    GH Stars Release New Podcast

    (4/25/18) GH¹s Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), who often perform together live at comedy clubs, have released a podcast called Stone Cold and the Jackal. The podcast will cover topics like GH, the entertainment industry and have guests from GH and more. Click here to listen!

    Kimberly McCullough Is Back at the GENERAL HOSPITAL Studio!

    (4/25/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Well, it looks like Kimberly McCullough is returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL again for another visit as Robin Scorpio Drake! The actress is clearly at the soap’s studio because she shared a photo of Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) and her daughter, Kate, on their phones in one of the dressing rooms!

    It’s the perfect time for another visit from Robin because the annual Nurses Ball gala is coming up in May. Since GH would be filming those episodes now, it makes sense for McCullough to be in the studio! The last time Robin came home to Port Charles was to visit her mother, Anna, and attend Nathan’s funeral back in February. Before that, she paid a visit to Jason in December of 2017 after he returned from the dead. Hopefully, Robin's Nurses Ball visit goes better than last year's where she got herself kidnapped by Olivia Jerome! On the plus side, she also revealed to Anna that she was pregnant, since the soap chose wrote in McCullough's real-life pregnancy. Might she have big news to share this time around?

    Fans loved Jason and Robin's relationship, so they couldn't wait to see them together on screen again after so many years! (Photo Credit: Howard wise/jpistudios.com)

    Since 2014, McCullough has been returning to GH for appearances of varying lengths depending on the storyline and her schedule. In the past, she told Soaps In Depth that “it’s always great” to go back. “It feels like a nice little visit,” she confided. “I get excited, like I’m going on vacation sort of — a working vacation!”

    In addition to her acting, McCullough has also stepped behind the camera, directing episodes of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS as well as her own project, HEY DAY, and more recently, the online series YOUTH & CONSEQUENCES and episodes of ONE DAY AT A TIME. McCullough admitted that when she returns to GH, she likes to make a point of hanging out behind the scenes as well. “I always try to pop into the booth with the director, assistant director, lighting coordinator and producers,” she reports. “That’s where I got the bug to be a director, so I usually grab one of the free chairs and sit for a while.”

    GH Fave Shares Medical News

    (4/25/18) (Photo) GH fave Emma Samms (ex-Holly) shared a photo of herself on Twitter wearing a patch, and explained that she’s suffering from Bell’s Palsy. “So. For the past week I’ve had a thing called Bell’s Palsy,” she shared. “I have a wonky smile, am in slight danger of dribbling a cup of tea and can’t close my eye. Not the end of the world. Trying to style it out with the eyepatch.” Wishing her a speedy recovery.

    Presenters for 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Announced

    (4/25/18) Some of the biggest and brightest stars of daytime television are scheduled to present at the 45th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on Friday, April 27, 2018 and the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium located in Pasadena, Southern California. The Sunday Daytime Emmy Awards will be streamed-live on Facebook Live, Twitter, the NATAS website (www.emmyonline.tv), and the KNEKTtv platform.

    In addition to our previous announced hosts, Mario LOPEZ (EXTRA) and Sheryl Underwood (The Talk), the line-up of presenters for the Sunday, April 29 show include, Marie & David Osmond, Jane Pauley (CBS Sunday Morning), Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr, Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), Peter Marshall, Larry King (Larry King Now), Chris Harrison (Who Wants to be a Millionaire/The Bachelor), Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier (ET), Valerie Bertinelli (Valerie's Home Cooking), Julie Chen, Eve, Sara Gilbert (The Talk), Adrienne Houghton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, and Jeannie Mae (The Real), Gaby Natale (Super Latina), Mark Steines, Debbie Matanopoulis (Home and Family), A.J. Gibson, Viveca A. Fox, Martha Byrne and Elizabeth Hubbard, and Gloria Allred, plus Brandon McMillan (Lucky Dog), Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron (Pickler & Ben). Also presenting are cast members from the four daytime soaps, including Deidre Hall, Suzanne Rogers, Sal Stowers and Greg Vaughan (Days of Our Lives), Carolyn Hennesy, Finola Hughes, Michelle Stafford, Chris Van Etten and Laura Wright (General Hospital), Katherine Kelly Lang, Heather Tom and Rena Sofer (The Bold & the Beautiful), and Sharon Case and Kristoff St. John (The Young & the Restless) and from the digital soaps, James Bland (Giants), Molly Burnett (Relationship Status), Anne Marie Cummings (Conversations in LA) and Kristos Andrews (The Bay). A special musical performance by Joely Fisher. Music provided by Caleb Nelson and The Remotes.

    The line-up of presenters for the Friday, April 27, show include David Arquette (Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter), David Osmond (Wonderama), Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim and Chad Hammes (Trollhunters), Emily Calandrelli (Xploration Outer Space), Steve Spangler (Xploration, DIY), Michael Stevens (Mind Field), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Vanessa Lachey, Curtis Stone, and Tiffany Derry (Top Chef Jr.), Michela Luci (Dino Dana), Raven-Symone (Raven's Home), Danny Seo (Naturally Danny Seo), Josh Garcia (The Voyager with Josh Garcia), Alie Ward (The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation), Maureen Fan and EricDarnell (Baobab). In addition, also presenting from the world of daytime soaps, Annika Noelle, Jeremy Ray Valdez (The Bold and the Beautiful), Victoria Konefal, Lamon Archey (Days of Our Lives), Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey (General Hospital), Kate Linder and Christian LeBlanc (The Young & the Restless), Kit Williamson (Eastsiders), Anne Marie Cummings, Gustavo Velasquez (Conversations in LA), Vanessa Baden Kelly (Giants), and Richard Brooks (The Rich and the Ruthless).

    The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and THE DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2017 calendar year.

    The 45th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and THE DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Yangaroo, Inc. is the official provider of the Digital Media Distribution System Awards Management Solution ("DMDS") for the submission, judging and voting of all programs in the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

    United Airlines is the official airline of THE DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS and The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

    About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 16,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. BEYOND awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.

    GENERAL HOSPITAL Preview: The Julian/Kim/Drew Triangle "Could Get Very Messy!"

    (4/24/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Kim seems to be pretty happy with Julian on GENERAL HOSPITAL right now, but it’s also become pretty clear that she’s not entirely over her feelings for Drew — even if the former Navy SEAL doesn’t remember their relationship himself! “Of course there’s a big part of Kim that longs for the old days,” GH headwriter Chris Van Etten told Soaps In Depth. “She probably thought she’d put the longing for Drew to rest years ago… right up until that day she walked into Sonny and Carly’s house on Thanksgiving and came face to face with ‘Jason Morgan’ and eventually found out that the man she’d fallen for — hard — years ago was still alive! And not only the man she’d fallen for, but the man who gave her a son, Oscar, who she loves with all her heart!”

    Unfortunately, while Kim remembers their love that created a son, Drew is still in the dark about his true past. And while he has been more than willing to spend time with Oscar, any kind of relationship with Kim is still out of the question for him since he’s still trying to avoid losing Sam to his brother, Jason. Which is why Kim is more than happy to busy herself with a no-strings attached fling with Julian. Of course, that could be complicated by Alexis, who may not be as over Julian as she claims!

    But if Alexis decides she wants Julian back, would Kim fight for her new romance? Or would she just turn around and see if she can heal Drew’s broken heart after Sam has shattered it to pieces? And how would things change if Drew recovered his memories? Van Etten promises things “could get very messy!”

    ‘No Good Deed’ Stars Haley Pullos, Haley Webb

    (4/24/18) Haley Pullos, Haley Webb, and Bryce Durfee will star in another indie film, entitled No Good Deed.

    No Good Deed is an It’s a Cartel and Reel One Entertainment co-production. That film is directed by Craig Goldsmith, the pic follows a spa owner Aya, who invites young Taryn, a newcomer to town who has been jilted by her boyfriend and is out of cash, to stay with her until she gets on her feet, she doesn’t yet realize that she’s opened her home and her life up to a murderous sociopath whose new “friendship” with her has taken a fanatical turn.

    The screenplay was written by Sandra Bailey. Stan Spry and Eric Woods produced with exec producer Tom Berry.

    The Bachelor Visits GH

    (4/24/18) General Hospital has tapped former Bachelor star Nick Viall to host this year’s Nurses Ball, in which characters from the ABC soap perform song-and-dance numbers to raise awareness and funds for HIV and AIDS, TVInsider.com reports.

    Spinelli Back on GENERAL HOSPITAL Permanently? — Bradford Anderson Speaks Out!

    (4/21/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Spinelli returned to GENERAL HOSPITAL for another adventure with Jason and Sam, so it was a great time for his portrayer, Bradford Anderson, to field burning questions from fans about his character, his storyline, his life, and more! “Such a blast,” he declared of playing The Jackal. “No limitations. Not just comedy but real heart, too.”

    Top of the list for fans was whether or not Anderson would return to GH on a more permanent basis, perhaps with Emily Wilson’s Ellie? “Not sure!” he responded diplomatically. “That’d be fun, though, eh?” And as for Spinelli possibly sticking around for this year’s Nurses Ball spectacular, he would only tease: “Have to tune in!”

    Spinelli and Maxie have a little girl, Georgie, and since the baby was originally played by Kristen Storms’ real-life daughter, Harper, one fan wondered if Anderson would let one of his own real life daughters play the part. “It’d be hard now that she’s in school in Northern California,” he admitted, “and the girl that plays her now is fantastic!”

    Anderson joined the cast of GH back in 2006 and has been around for quite a few memorable moments over the years, but one in particular will always stand out to him. “Maybe the first time in my tenure that GH won best show Emmy,” he recalled. “Fun night with everyone.” But asked to choose a favorite co-star, he quickly demurred. “Lucky to be spoiled with so many great scene partners,” he declared.

    There are plenty of amazing actors in the cast of GH, and Anderson confessed that when he started, he was a little nervous to work with Maurice Benard (Sonny). “Until I actually did work with him,” he added, “and it was pure fun.”

    Anderson also urged fans to continue keeping up to date on his and Steve Burton’s (Jason) public appearances around the country. “Make sure you’re signed up at stonecoldandthejackal.com for all the updates,” he reminded. And when asked if the duo will be holding some fan events in Canada anytime soon, the actor joked: “Hope so. No longer a warrant out for Steve’s arrest so we should be good to cross the border!”

    Wes Ramsey Previews His Thrilling New Movie

    (4/21/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Viewers of GENERAL HOSPITAL aren’t yet sure if they can trust Wes Ramsey’s 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 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 is being released on DVD and on demand on Tuesday, April 24, and 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!”

    Trailer: Video

    For more from Ramsey, don’t miss his feature interview in the new ABC issue of Soaps In Depth magazine, on sale now!

    Dishing With Digest - Episode 4

    (4/21/18) GH superstar Tristan Rogers interview plus the pros and cons of rewriting a beloved character’s history: Listen / download

    GH Facebook Live Q&A: Daytime Emmy Nominees

    (4/20/18) General Hospital Facebook Live Q&A: Daytime Emmy Nominees: Video.

    Hayley Erin Has "No Plans to Leave" GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (4/20/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Ever since she landed a new primetime role, fans have been worried that Hayley Erin is leaving GENERAL HOSPITAL! After the actress scored a primo role on the new PRETTY LITTLE LIARS spinoff THE PERFECTIONISTS, rumors began flying fast and furious that she was leaving GH and the soap was recasting the role of Kiki Jerome. But Erin responded to fans on Twitter wondering if she was staying or going. “I suppose I’ll address this now,” she announced. “I have no plans to leave and hopefully it will all work out.”

    Erin joined the cast of GH in 2015, replacing Kristen Alderson in the role of Kiki Jerome. Unfortunately, Kiki’s storyline hit a bit of a lull in late 2017 after her romance with Dillon fizzled out when Robert Palmer Watkins left the soap. But with the young woman’s budding medical career finally taking off and the extremely topical sexual harassment storyline with Dr. Bensch gaining traction, Erin has been seen on screen much more recently. Heck, she’s even said that there could be feelings between Kiki and her mother’s beau, Griffin, which could create even more explosive drama in Port Charles for the character.

    Although there haven’t been any details released yet as to who Erin will be playing on PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: THE PERFECTIONISTS, or how big of a role she will have, the IMDb lists her as appearing in all 10 episodes announced so far. Thankfully, this primetime series is going to be on ABC Family, which means it’s under the same Disney/ABC umbrella as GH, which should make it easier for Erin to coordinate schedules and appear on both shows.

    Here’s hoping we get to see lots more of Erin in Port Charles as well as in her exciting new primetime role!

    Maurice Benard Mourns the Death of His Beloved Dog, Cain

    (4/20/18) Please join us in sending lots of love to GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny), who has lost his beloved Akita, Cain. “Sometimes life throws you a curve ball,” he posted to Instagram with a photo of his furry family member. “Well, life threw me a home run. He was my partner, my best friend, and he was my buddy. Rest in peace my sweet boy.”

    Benard is an animal lover, as you can see from the photos of the other family pets he shows off on his Instagram page, but Cain was clearly something very special to the actor. He was constantly referring to him as his protector and bodyguard, and also that he would do anything in his power to protect his beloved pet.

    Akitas are a large breed originating in Japan, and are said to be powerful, independent, and dominant. While they can be aloof with strangers, they are very affectionate to their family members, which in Cain’s case included Benard, his wife, Paula, and their kids, Heather, Cailey, Cassidy, and Joshua.

    You can see just how much Benard loved Cain by scrolling down to see some of the photos he took of the beautiful animal.

    Our thoughts are with Benard and his family during this difficult time. For more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth.

    Parry Shen Reveals Brad and Lucas Will Be Back Together on GENERAL HOSPITAL — See the Backstage Video!

    (4/20/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) It looks as though Brad and Lucas are going to be back on GENERAL HOSPITAL as their baby storyline picks up. At least if a recent Instagram video is any indication! Parry Shen (Brad) shared a funny video of himself running into Ryan Carnes (Lucas) in front of the GH sign in the hallway of the studio. After being surprised to run into each other, the two actors quickly realize they have nothing to say and return to their script and cell phone!

    And after Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix) posted a comment on that video saying “Must have just missed you both,” he then co-starred in Shen’s follow-up video posted the very next day! In it, Samuel plops down on the couch next to Shen to tell him how much he enjoyed his funny video with Carnes only to then realize that Shen is wearing the same exact shirt as he was in that video.

    (Video) With married couple Brad and Lucas attempting to adopt a baby, it’s unlikely that this behind the scenes humor will make its way into their GH storyline. And while the two have both appeared in recent episodes separately, Shen promises that he and Carnes will soon have scenes together. Though there’s no word if Samuel’s Felix will also be joining them on screen.

    (Video) Brad and Lucas have a loyal group of fans who were thrilled to see them get married but annoyed that their storyline of adopting a baby seemed to be happening off-camera. Thankfully, it now looks like that’s going to change. And after Nelle’s lunch with Brad, many fans are wondering how she’s going to factor into the tale. It’s unlikely they’re going to be adopting Nelle’s baby because even if something happened to her, Michael would still want to raise his own child.

    How will the storyline play out? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out!

    Leslie Charleson’s (Monica) Message To GH Fans

    (4/19/18) Leslie Charleson, who will be taking a short leave from the role of Monica due to a real-life injury, tweeted a message to GH fans. “I’m overwhelmed by all your comments and well wishes since my fall,” she wrote. “I’ll do my best to heal quickly because there’s nothing more I’d like to do than to get back on my horse and back in the Quartermaine living room! My love and thanks to you all!” As Soap Opera Digest reported exclusively, Monica has been temporarily recast with Patty McCormack (The Bad Seed).

    GH’s Leslie Charleson Temporarily Recast

    (4/18/18) GH’s Leslie Charleson (Monica) is being temporarily recast due to a leg injury that she sustained while walking her dog. GH’s official Facebook page posted, “Leslie Charleson’s beloved dog, Riley Rose, was a little too eager for her morning walk and tripped Leslie – injuring her leg. Unfortunately, she will need to be replaced in shows already written. She sends all her love and will be back as soon as she recovers. We wish her a speedy recovery and all the best.”

    GH Taps Patty McCormack As Temporary Monica

    (4/18/18) Soap Opera Digest has learned that Patty McCormack, best known for her starring role in 1956’s The Bad Seed, will temporarily fill in as GH’s Monica while Leslie Charleson recuperates from an injury. Expect to see her on-air in May.

    Chloe Lanier Reveals the Last Time She Wore a Fake Baby Bump it Didn't End Well!

    (4/18/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) It’s probably going to be a while before Chloe Lanier has her own child, but she’s very comfortable playing alter ego Nelle’s pregnancy on GENERAL HOSPITAL because she’s had a baby bump before. No, not in reality — when she played homewrecker Penny on the Lifetime series ARMY WIVES! And not only did the actress wear a baby bump, she died in it, too!

    “It was a real prosthetic bump that Nicole Kidman had worn in a movie,” Lanier told Soaps In Depth. “I felt so cool! They also gave me two little cutlets and a huge push-up bra. I’ve never had [large breasts] and never will, so it was a journey. It was weird — and hilarious!”

    However, when her ARMY WIVES character met her final fate in a car accident, it was no laughing matter. While Penny perished, her baby miraculously survived through some emergency surgery. “They only had one belly, so once they cut it open and had all the blood, I couldn’t get up,” Lanier explained. “I was laying there for 14 hours, sipping water out of a straw. When we were done, I just sat up and started crying. Not only was it my last day on ARMY WIVES, but I was delirious. Thankfully, Nelle’s belly is way less of a procedure!”

    Hopefully, when it comes time for Nelle to give birth to Michael’s child on GH, things go a lot smoother than they did for Lanier’s character on ARMY WIVES! Although being a soap opera, deliveries are very rarely by the book. Heck, nine times out of 10 they don’t even happen in a hospital!

    GENERAL HOSPITAL's Maurice Benard Opens up About His "Tragic" Storyline

    (4/17/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) When GENERAL HOSPITAL brought Mike Corbin back to the show, it introduced a powerful new storyline for Maurice Benard to play as Sonny has been forced to confront his father’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. “It’s beautiful but tragic,” the Emmy winner told Soaps In Depth. “This story has scared me more than any other story I’ve done. This is something everyone can relate to.”

    Because Ron Hale, the original actor who played Mike, retired back in 2010, GH brought in Max Gail, best known as Wojo on the classic sitcom BARNEY MILLER, to take over the role and Benard couldn’t have been more thrilled by their choice. “It’s exciting to walk on the set with Max” he raved. “Just touching him in a scene… it feels like my real-life father, to a T. And Mike’s wardrobe, it’s just like my dad’s. Even his hat makes me think of my dad. It makes me very emotional.”

    In fact, even as viewers are touched by how this emotional tale is unfolding, the actors themselves are finding it tough to play. After a recent scene finished taping, Benard was seen composing himself alone, behind a set, clearly touched by the storyline. “Yes,” he confessed. “Crying like a baby. Max is amazing. He’s so good — all I have to do is look into his eyes.”

    Fans have been praising the writing and performances online, and in person, the stars have been getting raves from their castmates. “I’ve never had so many actors come up to me at the studio,” Benard confided with a smile, “and tell me how great a storyline is.” Fans have also been praising the soap’s portrayal of this powerful real-life issue on social media, including Alzheimer’s advocate Maria Shriver. Check out some of these accolades!

    Kirsten Storms Was "an Emotional Wreck" Sending Harper to Preschool

    (4/17/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Since their divorce, GENERAL HOSPITAL stars Kirsten Storms (Maxie) and Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny) have been doing a fantastic job of co-parenting their four-year-old daughter, Harper Rose. However, the duo have reacted to some things differently — like the first day that Harper attended preschool! where mommy was just a little bit more emotional than daddy!

    “First day, I’m an emotional wreck,” Storms confessed to Soaps In Depth. “I’m holding her hand as she’s crossing the street with her backpack on, starting to flip. I look at Brandon and I’m like, ‘I can’t believe this!’ He just rolled his eyes.”

    Although it sounds as though Harper is having an absolute blast at her new preschool, which came highly recommended by mom's GH castmate and fellow mom Emme Rylan (Lulu), who is raising three kids of her own. “First three minutes, she’s in her underwear, in the baby pool, covered in mud,” Storms laughed.

    In fact, Harper’s school seems like it would be a whole lot of fun! “They have bearded dragons, live chickens, and Maria, a large tortoise — who we actually found out was a boy,” Storms reported. “The turtle just walks around freely. So do the chickens.”

    Kristin Davis buys $5.2M Brentwood home

    (4/17/18) “Sex and the City” star Kristin Davis has found the perfect match, with the purchase of a home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles for $5,289,000, Variety reported. Cosmos all around!

    The home sold in late March, and Davis got a discount. It originally hit the market last summer with a list price of $6.6 million. Earlier this year, the price was further discounted to $6.2 million. And the savvy 53-year-old actress managed to knock another million bucks off the amount it took to close the deal.

    The “postmodern-meets-Mediterranean villa” as Variety put it, offers five beds, seven baths and 6,541 square feet on a little over half an acre. The home’s entry features a dramatic two-story foyer and continues to a great room with French doors that open out to the outdoor dining area, pool, gardens and views of the canyon, ocean and city.

    The layout also offers a formal dining area and library that open to patios, ideal for entertaining a group of close girlfriends. The eat-in kitchen includes a breakfast bar, butler’s pantry and wine cellar. An ensuite guest room and a laundry room complete the main floor. Upstairs, the master suite features two bathrooms, a sitting area and a private balcony that overlooks the pool.

    In addition, there’s a separate wing with a private entrance that includes two rooms and a bathroom that could be converted into a studio, gym or another master suite.

    No doubt the Emmy-winning actress appreciates the seclusion of the gated property with a long private drive, located above the Getty Center next to the Santa Monica mountains.

    The actress had previously owned a smaller Brentwood property she purchased in 1998 for just under $700,000, Variety notes.

    Davis played the character Charlotte York in the long-running HBO series “Sex and the City,” and also starred in the spinoff movies for the big screen. She’s also known for the role of Brooke Armstrong from the soapy night-time drama “Melrose Place.”

    It's a Boy! John Stamos Welcomes Son Billy — and Names the Newborn After His Late Dad

    (4/16/18) (Photo) Have mercy — John Stamos is a dad.

    The Fuller House star announced the news on Instagram, revealing he and wife Caitlin McHugh have welcomed a son.

    “From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and my son. Welcome Billy Stamos (named after my father),” Stamos, 54, captioned a photo of the newborn nestled on his chest. “#NotJustanUncleAnymore #Overjoyed”

    In an emotional December Instagram post, Stamos remembered his late father as he wrote about becoming a dad.

    “I will certainly fall short of the father my pop was, but – I’m going to give it my all! #Balance #BillStamos#Hero,” Stamos captioned a throwback picture of the two.

    “It kills me that my parents aren’t here to be part of this, but I know it probably wouldn’t be happening if they weren’t up there,” he previously told PEOPLE.

    “You know how you put your father on a pedestal, and he’s a superhero, and then as you grow older, you go, ‘Ah, he’s just a man’? I never got to that point. Till the day he died, he was bigger than life to me.”

    Stamos and 31-year-old McHugh, who wed Feb. 3 after two and a half years together, announced the pregnancy to PEOPLE exclusively in December.

    “I always wanted to be a dad. Clearly I had to do some work on myself first,” the actor said. “I have a youthful thing. People say, ‘Oh, you look young.’ You start believing you’re gonna live to be 150. And then you wake up and go, ‘No, man, this is it. This is not a rehearsal.’ … People would say, ‘You should have a child.’ I was like, ‘That ship has sailed.'”

    But Stamos said he felt prepared for parenthood.

    “I’ll be a fun dad. I’ve been practicing for a long time,” he told PEOPLE, joking. “I’ve done every schtick you can do with a baby on TV … all the bits and jokes and diaper gags. I’ll probably just do all that stuff.”

    Jokes aside, McHugh has no doubt her husband will be confident in his new role, “The look on John’s face when I told him we were pregnant was priceless. It was the look of a man who has wanted a family of his own but wasn’t sure it was going to happen for him. Now it is!”

    GH’s Tristan Rogers On Scorpio’s Comeback: “The Fans Are Going To Like It”

    (4/15/18) In the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, we’ve got the inside scoop from Tristan Rogers about how his comeback as Scorpio — he’ll first air today — came about, and what he’ll be doing this time around. “I’ve got a lot of stuff to do,” he assures. “It’s not just for two shows this time.” Rogers praises the show’s writing team for staying true to Scorpio’s personality (“Robert has always had kind of a glib approach to everything; he’s a bit of a smart-mouth”) and for giving him a mix of characters with which to interact. “I’m working with a lot of different people … And I think the fans are going to like it.” For the full scoop, check out the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, on sale now.

    Meet GH’s Betsy, Deborah Strang

    (4/15/18) In the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, GH’s Betsy, Deborah Strang, details her Port Charles experience, weighs in on the reveal that Jim Harvey sexually abused Betsy’s adopted son, Franco, and offers high praise for the men who now portray “Bobby” and “Andy” (better known as Franco and Drew). Of Roger Howarth (Franco), she says, “We established a trust and a rapport … He was a guide and a mentor — and a good son [laughs]!” Though she has worked less frequently with Billy Miller (Drew), she describes his performances as “so beautiful, so truthful and so honest.” For more, check out the new issue, on sale now.

    Daytime Emmys 2018: Watch the Best Guest Performer Nominee Reels

    (4/13/18) Ryan Ashton (Zack, Y&R): Video

    Robb Derringer (Scooter, Days): Video

    John Enos (Elvis, Days): Video

    Morgan Fairchild (Anjelica, Days): Video

    Vernee Watson (Stella, GH): Video

    NATAS and KNEKT TV Partner on 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Digital Telecast

    (4/13/18) (variety.com) The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and KNEKT TV are partnering on an inaugural digital telecast of the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards taking place April 29, Variety has learned exclusively.

    “NATAS is thrilled to have this partnership which gives us the potential of the largest world-wide audience we have ever had,” NATAS senior vice president and Daytime Emmy Awards executive producer David Michaels said in a statement. “In addition we are very excited about the live red carpet show and the backstage winner interviews KNEKT is doing with Carolyn Hennesy which allows the fans to ‘see it all.'”

    The event will begin with the red carpet pre-show which will live-stream on all of the Daytime Emmys’ social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and its website), as well as on KNEKT’s digital television network on platforms including Apple TV, Roku, iOS and Android.

    “Focusing on socially conscious content 90% of the programming on KNEKT TV is around non-profits, animal rights, environment, health & wellness, and living a more balanced and positive life. Celebrating the success of the nominees and winners of the daytime Emmys is reflective of how hard work and persistence pays off. It is an inspiration to fans, members of the entertainment industry and audiences who now have access to watch the show on a global scale,” said Kent Speakman of KNEKT TV.

    Speakman will supervise this digital telecast, which will be streamed to multiple social destinations such as Facebook, Youtube, Periscope & Twitter — powered by Switchboard — as well as for viewers who wish to have a traditional television experience on KNEKT Television, a new digital OTT network built by UnReel.

    Steve Burton Previews Jason and Sam's Future on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (4/13/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) After escaping captivity and making his way home, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Jason was crushed to find wife Sam in love with his surprise twin brother. And while she’s finally confessed her love for Jason, their future still rests in her hands. Caught up in a heated love triangle, Steve Burton looks forward to seeing how it all plays out for his character, Sam and Drew. “We’d been in a bit of a holding pattern, but after we jumped from the construction trailer and Sam said she loved me, that shifted,” he related to Soaps In Depth in character. “Things are obviously different now — manopause has passed!”

    The actor was joking about the emotional turmoil he’s played since Jason awakened to find his brother living his life. “You come back to a situation like that, and it’s awful — especially because someone did this to us,” Burton sighed. “There was no one to be angry at, and Sam was in the middle. And she still is!”

    While Jason’s hope was renewed, he wasn’t about to start pressuring his ex. “Some people want Jason to fight for Sam, but that’s just not how he operates,” Burton insisted. “Since going to work for Sonny, he’s put everybody in front of his happiness. Plus, you’ve got to be realistic: She thought he was gone and was with this other guy! So he wants her to take her time and figure out what makes her happy.”

    With Sam torn between twins, Burton doesn’t expect Jason and Drew to become buddies anytime soon. “I don’t think either brother is focused on the other,” he maintained. “It’s not that they don’t care — there’s just too much going on. ‘I want a relationship with my brother!’ is 100th on the laundry list. Obviously, I feel bad for Drew, and Jason does too. But it’s just going to play how it plays out.”

    That’s an awfully zen outlook for the hit man to take. “I don’t know if that’s part of my life coming into Jason, but I see that,” Burton agreed with a chuckle. “Jason’s slower to anger now. He’s not as hair-trigger as he used to be.”

    While Drew has stewed since learning his life was a lie, Jason’s had a different perspective. “It’s pretty bad when your wife is married to another guy... but things could have been worse,” Burton suggested. “Besides Morgan, everybody is alive — including Robin and Jake! In the business Jason and Sonny are in, everyone could have been dead.”

    While Jason fell right back into hero mode and his close relationships with Sonny, Carly and the rest of his Port Charles family, he’s remained off kilter without Sam. Now that she’s said those three little words, however, “I think it’s going to make things a little lighter between us, believe it or not,” said Burton. “That kinda starts to get us back to where we were. We’re seeing those elements that made people fall in love with Jason and Sam to begin with,” he concluded. “We get to start over... if that’s where we are heading! Sam still has to figure out what she wants.”

    Rick Springfield to Receive Award for Sharing His Struggle With Depression and Suicide

    (4/13/18) He was one of the biggest pop superstars of the ‘80s and beloved for his role as Noah Drake on GENERAL HOSPITAL, but behind the scenes, it was a different story, and Rick Springfield was suffering from depression. After first opening up about his battle with suicide and depression in his memoir, Late, Late at Night, the performer is now being honored by Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services with their 2018 Beatrice Stern Media Award.

    “It’s not something I sought,” Springfield told The Oakland Press about the honor. “But this type of award draws attention to serious issues like depression. When I’m down, it inspires me to read about other people who have dealt with it and survived. So if I can provide that for someone else, I’m glad to talk about it.”

    In 1972, Springfield’s debut single “Speak to the Sky” was climbing the Australian pop charts, but the performer had been suffering from depression since his teens, including a suicide attempt in 1966. “I began to feel uncomfortable in my own skin and would stay away from school,” he confessed. “It got worse — so bad I tried to hang myself. Obviously, I didn’t succeed but have battled this dark side all my life.”

    Even after scoring one of the biggest hits of 1981 with “Jessie’s Girl” and becoming a soap star as Dr. Noah Drake on GH, all the fame in the world couldn’t completely erase the shadow of depression that continued to haunt him. “I thought success would make me better, but it didn’t change anything inside me,” Springfield revealed. “There are times when I have no idea why I’m down and wake up dark — it’s just something in me.”

    Springfield continues to release music — his latest CD, The Snake King, was released earlier in 2018 — and hopes his songs and lyrics will continue to inspire those who are struggling the same as he does. “I don’t want to be the depression poster boy,” he said, “but if people can see I’m managing my life and have had success despite living with this in my system, it offers them hope. My advice is to talk to people who understand it. I look forward to doing a lot more and pushing my own envelope.”

    For more on your favorite GH stars — past and present — keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.

    If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

    New Gig For Soap Vet Kristen Alderson

    (4/13/18) Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr, OLTL; ex-Kiki, GH) announced that she will be joining the cast of the off-Broadway show The Marvelous Wonderettes in New York City starting April 18. The musical comedy focuses on the life experiences of four girls from prom night to their 10-year high school reunion and features some of music’s biggest hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s. “New York City stage, here I come!!! I am SO excited to be joining the extremely talented cast of The Marvelous Wonderettes! I’m on stage & singing the WHOLE show Wish me luck & come see me!! I want to meet you!” the actress exclaimed on Instagram.

    Timothy O’Connor Dies: Character Actor Best Known For ‘Peyton Place’ Was 90

    (4/12/18) Character actor Timothy J. O’Connor, best known for his role as Elliot Carter in 1960s prime time soap Peyton Place, has died. He passed in his sleep on April 5 in his longtime home of Nevada City, California at age 90.

    O’Connor had a long career on stage and particularly television, where he had appearances in such iconic shows as All in the Family, M*A*S*H, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone, General Hospital, Dynasty, and Star Trek.

    Born in Chicago, his career spanned Broadway, television and films. He worked with such actors as Sir Laurence Olivier, George C. Scott, Edward G. Robinson, Jessica Tandy, Maximilian Schell, Vincent Price, and Boris Karloff, among others.

    Moving to Hollywood in 1965, O’Connor moved to Santa Monica, California, and gained national recognition as one of the stars of Peyton Place. He starred as Elliot Carson in more than 400 episodes of the hit series over three years.

    His numerous character roles included appearances on Columbo, The Rockford Files, Hawaii Five-0, The Fugitive, The Outer Limits, Father Dowling Mysteries, The A-Team, Dukes of Hazzard, Wonder Woman, The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, Knight Rider, Trapper John, M.D., Maude, Walker, Texas Ranger and Murder, She Wrote.

    O’Connor spent a year in 1979 starring as Dr. Elias Heur on the science fiction series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and had a recurring role in Doogie Howser, M.D., from 1990-91.

    O’Connor’s film credits include The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972), Across 110th Street (1972), Sssssss (1973) and Naked Gun.

    Acting jobs continued for O’Connor through 1997, when he segued to stage director for Nevada City’s Foothill Theater Company.

    O’Connor is survived by his wife, Sheila MacLurg O’Connor; his son, Timothy O’Connor; and three stepsons.

    Daytime Emmys 2018: Watch the Outstanding Lead Actor Nominee Reels

    (4/12/18) Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R): Video.

    Michael Easton (Finn, GH): Video.

    John McCook (Eric, B&B): Video.

    Billy Miller (Drew, GH): Video.

    James Reynolds (Abe, Days): Video.

    GENERAL HOSPITAL's Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey Have a Blast in THE KITCHEN

    (4/12/18) Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL already know that Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey are great actors from their work as Carly Corinthos and Peter August on the daytime soap, but now they’ll find out if they’re actually any good in the kitchen! The real-life couple are scheduled to appear on THE KITCHEN on the Food Network on Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. ET! “So fun!” Wright declared on Instagram, urging fans to tune in to see them.

    Ramsey added: “Our first cooking show! LOL! So fun!” In the episode, titled “Let’s Do Lunch,” hosts Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, and Geoffrey Zakarian will be sharing some delicious new ideas for lunch. Wright and Ramsey will be acting as special sous chefs as Anderson makes a Lemon Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Bowl. (And if you miss that airing, it will be rebroadcast on Sunday, April 15, at 1 p.m. ET and Monday, April 16 at 12 p.m. ET!)

    A sous chef is someone who is second in command in the kitchen, ranking just below the executive chef. Which is basically just a fancy way of saying that Wright and Ramsey will be acting as assistants to Anderson as she cooks up her dish. So make sure you tune in to see how they do!

    Daytime Emmys 2018: Watch the Outstanding Lead Actress Nominee Reels

    (4/10/18) Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R): Video

    Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH): Video

    Marci Miller (Abigail, Days): Video

    Maura West (Ava, GH): Video

    Laura Wright (Carly, GH): Video

    Daytime Emmys 2018: Watch the Outstanding Supporting Actor Nominee Reels

    (4/10/18) Wally Kurth (Ned, GH): Video

    Chandler Massey (Will, Days): Video

    Anthony Montgomery (Andre, GH): Video

    Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R): Video

    Greg Vaughan (Eric, Days): Video

    Dishing With Digest Episode 2

    (4/10/18) DAYS stars Marci Miller (Abigail) and Tyler Christopher (Stefan) interviews plus Y&R’s anniversary celebration and Tristan Rogers’s return to GH: Listen.

    Chad Duell Wants to Be on DANCING WITH THE STARS

    (4/10/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Starring as Michael Corinthos on GENERAL HOSPITAL isn’t enough for Chad Duell, who admits that he wants to follow in the fancy footsteps of a couple of his castmates and compete on DANCING WITH THE STARS!

    As a teenager, Duell dreamed of being an actor, although it took an encounter with Tom Cruise to inspire that particular goal — specifically a screening of his 2001 film Vanilla Sky! “After I watched it, the idea of acting came into my head,” he confided to Soaps In Depth. “It sounds funny to say it, but there was something about that movie. Tom Cruise actually did it for me. I liked his passion and raw energy. Something just came over me like, ‘I have to do this!’ It was the weirdest sensation of having what I was supposed to do with the rest of my life rush over me.”

    Of course, now that he’s achieved his dream of being an actor by starring on GH (and winning a Daytime Emmy Award to boot), Duell revealed that he would love to set a new challenge for himself — competing on the reality TV series DANCING WITH THE STARS! “They should put me on that!” he insisted. “I don’t know what I have to do to make that happen. It’s actually ON ABC, so it would make sense. I’m young, I’m limber — let’s start a campaign!”

    While the official cast for the new season of DANCING is scheduled to be revealed on GOOD MORNING AMERICA on Friday, April 13, it’s an all-athlete edition, so unfortunately Duell will have to wait just a little longer to make this particular dream come true. His GH castmate Kelly Monaco (Sam) won the first season of the reality competition and even returned for a subsequent All-Star season. And Ingo Rademacher (ex-Jax) finished in fifth place in season 16.

    Maybe if Duell asks really nicely, the GH writers could create a new storyline that has Michael learning to dance? Maybe he and Francesca could take tango lessons?

    Nathan Parsons on Once Upon A Time 4/13/18

    (4/10/18) “Chosen” – Kelly comes face-to-face with The Candy Killer after someone she loves is taken hostage. Meanwhile, Samdi uses Drew to execute a deadly plan. In a flashback, Zelena learns a harsh lesson after an encounter with Hansel and Gretel goes awry, on “Once Upon a Time,” FRIDAY, APRIL 13 (8:00–9:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    “Once Upon a Time” stars Lana Parrilla as Regina/Roni, Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Weaver, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook/Rogers, Andrew J. West as Henry Mills, Dania Ramirez as Cinderella/Jacinda, Alison Fernandez as Lucy, and Mekia Cox as Sabine/Tiana.

    Guest starring in this episode are Rebecca Mader as Zelena/Kelly, Tiera Skovbye as Robin/Margot, Nathan Parsons as Nick Branson/Jack, Daniel Francis as Dr. Facilier/Mr. Samdi, Jeff Pierre as Prince Naveen/Drew, Kip Pardue as Chad, Dan Payne as Ivo, Chilton Crane as The Witch, Seth Isaac Johnson as Young Hansel, Lily van der Griend as Young Gretel.

    “Chosen” was written by Paul Karp & Brian Ridings, and directed by Lana Parrilla.

    Soap actress Jensen Buchanan found not guilty during probation violation hearing

    (4/8/18) (santamariatimes.com) The veteran soap actress accused of violating the terms of her probation after a court-ordered ankle monitor detected a blood alcohol level of 0.18 between the weeks of Dec. 29 and Jan. 11 was found not guilty Friday in Santa Maria Superior Court.

    Jensen Buchanan, 55, was released from Santa Barbara County Jail after Judge James Voysey ruled the soap actress did not violate the terms of her probation, Deputy District Attorney Chrystal Joseph confirmed. Voysey reinstated the terms of her five-year probation and ordered Buchanan to report to the county's Probation Department on Monday.

    In 2016, Buchanan reportedly veered onto the wrong side of Highway 154 and into the path of an Arizona driver, nearly killing him. Her blood alcohol content level was 0.34 at the time of the crash.

    The prosecution pushed for prison time during her initial court proceedings, with the defense seeking probation. During her Oct. 6 sentencing, Buchanan was sentenced to jail and probation, with Voysey telling her one infraction would land her in prison due to the life-altering impact the crash had on victim Bradley Asolas.

    Buchanan was released in November after having served about a month and a half of custody time.

    On Jan. 12, 2018, Buchanan was reportedly arrested by Oxnard Police and booked into custody in Ventura County for an alleged probation violation. During her Jan. 18 court appearance, Buchanan was sent back to jail with no bail set for allegedly violating her probation.

    At the time, her attorneys argued Buchanan complied with all the terms of her probation even after being evacuated due to the Thomas fire. She was denied release Jan. 31 and ordered to remain in custody, pending her probation violation hearing.

    Bryan Craig in New Movie, 'Ride'

    (4/6/18) Shortly after announcing his decision to leave GENERAL HOSPITAL back in 2016, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) revealed that he was starring in a new movie called Ride, and now you can finally see it in the theater! The film is based on the true story of BMX champion John Buultjens, a teen who was on the road to ruin before being fostered by an interracial couple. The father, played by award-winning actor/rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, buys the young man his first bicycle which starts him on a path to success.

    “World premiere of Ride at the Newport Beach Film Festival,” Craig shared on Instagram. “We will be in competition and also a featured spotlight Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. You can purchase tickets at the website. See you there!” Click here for more information about the screening and to buy tickets for yourself. And check out Craig's shaved-head look in the movie poster!

    “Blessed to be working with kind, talented people,” Craig tweeted at the beginning of production. Ride is co-written and directed by Alex Ranarivelo and starring alongside Craig and Ludacris are Shane Graham, Sasha Alexander, Blake Sheldon, and Jessica Serfaty.

    What Happened to B.J. on GENERAL HOSPITAL and Her Portrayer, Brighton Hertford

    (4/6/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Bobbie was reflecting on her daughter’s tragic death which led some newer fans to wonder, who was B.J. on GENERAL HOSPITAL? Although Bobbie wasn’t B.J.’s biological mother, she loved her as much as humanly possible, and losing her little girl absolutely crushed her and her husband.

    Barbara Jean “B.J.” Jones was the daughter of Dr. Tony Jones and his first wife, Tania Roskov, and was born in 1986. Tania named her after Bobbie because the nurse helped deliver the infant in the mother’s apartment during a power outage caused by a terrible storm that hit Port Charles. Years later, Tania died in a car accident and Bobbie legally adopted B.J. when she married Tony.

    In one of GH’s most famous storylines, B.J. was left brain dead after her school van was hit by a drunk driver in 1994. Tony made the decision to donate his seven-year-old daughter’s organs so that her heart could be transplanted into her ailing cousin, Maxie Jones. The scene of Tony laying his head on little Maxie’s chest to hear his daughter’s heart beating within will never be forgotten by the viewers who saw it.

    B.J. was brought up a couple more times over the years. In 2005, Maxie had a heart attack and had to undergo another heart transplant, but wanted to keep B.J.’s heart. She had visions of her late cousin urging her to live her own life, and Maxie recovered and graduated from high school. In 2009, Maxie dreamt of an alternative universe where she had died and B.J. had lived. In those scenes, Kirsten Storms (Maxie) played B.J. in a brunette wig.

    Actress Brighton Hertford was just a child when she launched her show biz career playing B.J. on GH. As she grew into a teen, Hertford continued to appear in series like DAWSON’S CREEK, 7TH HEAVEN, and EVERWOOD. In recent years, she has appeared in various short films, and while according to her bio for the Salt Lake Acting Company she is working full time as an ed-tech consultant, she is still acting. In 2017 she starred as Heather in their production of the play, Mercury. You can see some of Hertford’s scenes from EVERWOOD in this acting demo reel.

    (Video) Demo Reel for Brighton Hertford from Advanced Media LLC on Vimeo.

    Wes Ramsey Teases Peter's "Incredible and Complicated Backstory" on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (4/5/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) When he joined the cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL as the mysterious Peter August, actor Wes Ramsey was thrilled to become a part of the long-running soap. Especially since it means working on the same show as girlfriend Laura Wright (Carly)! So he was extra excited when GH asked him to do a Twitter chat with fans during the episode where Griffin confronted Peter about his true identity of Henrik Faison! “I love getting to know and share with all the awesome GH fans out there,” he began. “You’ve been kind and welcoming to me. I truly appreciate it.”

    Because Peter is still quite a mystery, many fans were curious who he takes after more, his mother Anna or father Faison. “That’s a great question,” Ramsey teased. “I can’t wait to learn more about that myself! An incredible and complicated backstory has been gifted to me.”

    And of course, now that Griffin knows that Peter is really Henrik, the truth will soon be revealed to others. “Peter certainly understands what’s at stake and how serious it is,” he mused of the current storyline. But as to wether Peter is truly a good guy with a bad lineage he’s trying to escape, Ramsey admitted: “Not quite sure it’s that simple.” Still the actor added that “his complexity” is his favorite thing about his Port Charles alter ego.

    Naturally, when one fan asked which GH castmember he would want to work with, he picked his lady love! “I’d always like to work more with the stunning and talented Laura Wright. #sheisincredible,” Ramsey tweeted. But he’s thrilled that playing Anna Devane’s long-lost son means he’ll be working more with Finola Hughes in the future. “She’s so good!” he enthused.

    Unfortunately the hour came to an end and Ramsey had to say goodbye, but he was glad for the opportunity to interact with GH fans, even on social media. “I just want to say thank you to everyone who joined me here today!” the actor concluded. “So cool to connect with you all and share our excitement and love for such a special show!”

    Brooklyn Rae Silzer Returns to GENERAL HOSPITAL!

    (4/5/18) A fan favorite is coming back to Port Charles! Brooklyn Rae Silzer is returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL again as Emma pays another visit to her grandmother, Anna. “Woohoo!” the young star’s parents posted on Twitter. “She is beyond excited to be back home to GH! #HomeSweetHome”

    The last time viewers saw Emma was back in August of 2017 when she visited Port Charles and revealed she was torn between Spencer and another boy, Leaf. Anna was more intrigued by the ceramic heart Spencer had given her granddaughter with what she suspected was a real diamond in the center. Emma was intrigued to be a part of her grandma’s spy games, but since she’s just a little girl, that was the end of her participation!

    Before that visit, Silzer was last seen back in the spring of 2017 for the GH Nurses Ball, along with her on screen mom Kimberly McCullough (Robin). And before that, she made a visit for the Christmas holidays. Unfortunately, at this point, we don't have a first air date for her return appearance or any information on how long this particular visit will last.

    Emma was born to Robin and Patrick in 2008, and Silzer first joined the cast in 2011 to play the pint-sized dynamo right up until she left town with her happily married parents in January of 2016. And while the actress continues to pop into GH for appearances from time to time, she has also been keeping very busy with other projects, including movies like last year's Christmas in Homestead and The Storyteller, which also co-stars GH's Constance Towers (ex-Helena) and Kristina Wagner (Felicia)!

    Daytime Emmys 2018: Watch the Outstanding Younger Actor Nominee Reels

    (4/3/18) Lucas Adams (Tripp, Days): Video.

    Rome Flynn (Zende, B&B): Video.

    Tristan Lake Leabu (Reed, Y&R): Video.

    Casey Moss (J.J., Days): Video.

    Hudson West (Jake, GH): Video.

    Daytime Emmys 2018: GENERAL HOSPITAL Actors Open up About Their Nominations

    (4/3/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) This year, GENERAL HOSPITAL earned 26 Daytime Emmy Awards nominations across a variety of categories both in front of and behind the camera. And three of the nominated actors, Chloe Lanier (Nelle), Anthony Montgomery (Andre) and Vernee Watson (Stella) shared with Soaps In Depth their reaction to the honor and revealed what they’ve submitted in the hopes of taking home the trophy on Emmy night!

    Chloe Lanier (Nelle)

    Lanier is excited to be sharing the Younger Actress category with castmate Hayley Erin (Kiki). “It’s just cool when friends are nominated,” she confided. “I don’t think about it as a competition. Our characters couldn’t be more different.” And in fact, the actress revealed that she was the one who broke the news to her pal! “The first thing I did was call Hayley,” Lanier admitted, “and said congratulations. She as like, ‘What the hell are you talking about?’ She had no idea! So that was really fun.”

    Lanier revealed that she and Lead Actress nominee Laura Wright submitted scenes from the same episode for their Emmy reels, if not the exact same scenes! “Then I submitted scenes with Chad Duell (Michael) on the dock, where Nelle’s explaining how she came to be the way she is. The next scenes were with Sonny, Carly, and Michael, where Nelle’s laying out the ground rules of how this pregnancy is going to go. And then the last ones were with Chad and I, where he’s confronting Nelle over the ring she still has from her former fiancé. Chad’s in the whole tape!”

    Anthony Montgomery (Andre)

    Montgomery admitted that he still hasn’t adjusted to the fact that from now on he’ll be known as “Emmy-nominated Anthony Montgomery.” “That’s kind of surreal to me,” he confessed, “but it’s pretty cool.

    To earn his Outstanding Supporting Actor nomination and the possible win, the actor selected a variety of scenes. “I submitted the breakup scenes with Andre and Jordan, because that was the first time we got to see him actually emote outside of being a doctor,” Montgomery reported. “Then the scene when Andre was in jail with Franco, which was a bit of a therapy session for Franco but it allowed me to play something different. And then the sequence of scenes with Finola [Hughes, Anna], who I could never have enough high praise for. Such an angel. Love her.”

    Montgomery also admitted that he and real-life love Vinessa Antoine (Jordan) haven’t really celebrated his nomination because they’re both busy with work. “I’ll celebrate at some point,” he declared. “We’ll go out to dinner or something and I’ll go have a drink towards it. And if, God willing, I win, we’ll have a celebration! But right now I want to maximize what these moments are.”

    Vernee Watson (Stella)

    Up for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Watson confessed she’s trying to keep her emotions under control. “I don’t want to get too excited, because then you start expecting things!” she confessed. “So I’m trying to keep myself calm and just be grateful. I did work hard on it.”

    When it came to what scenes to submit for Emmy consideration, Watson herself made a suggestion to the producers, even though they hadn’t even shot it yet! “I was preparing for the scene that they actually submitted when one of the producers walked by and told me she was glad I was on the show and that they were going to submit me for nomination,” she explained. “I said, ‘That’s cool. You might want to look at what I’m shooting today.’ And that’s the one they chose! It was the one where I go into the police station and wear Vinessa Antoine’s Jordan out. It was horrible! What I had to say to her was not nice.”

    GENERAL HOSPITAL's Ryan Paevey and Kathleen Gati Reunite

    (4/3/18) (Pic1, Pic2) A mother and son from Port Charles were reunited in Canada, of all places, when GENERAL HOSPITAL stars Ryan Paevey (ex-Nathan) and Kathleen Gati (Obrecht) randomly encountered each other in a hotel! “Look who I ran into in Vancouver?” Gati cheered on Instagram with a photo of her giving her former castmate a big squeeze. “My son! #So Happy”

    Paevey shared a more posed version of the same photo, also thrilled to see the actress who played his GH mom for years. “Up in Van and guess who’s staying in the same hotel!” he posted. “Obviously, we immediately went to the bar to get dinner. #fortituouswanderings #sweetnostalgia #totallymademyday #happyface”

    This isn’t the first time Paevey has run into a former co-star since leaving GH. Back in February, he was thrilled to encounter Finola Hughes (Anna) and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix) at an audition. But while staying in Vancouver filming his new movie, Marrying Mr. Darcy, running into Gati was an extra-special treat.

    Paevey had an emotional exit from GH back in February when his character was tragically killed off, and Gati expressed her love for her talented TV son. “I wish you all the success in the world and I think you for being such a wonderful colleague and kind person these past three-and-a-half years,” she tweeted in February. “Being your ‘mom’ has been a blessing!” Paevey replied simply: “I miss you already.”

    It’s so great that fate keeps throwing Paevey back together with his former GH castmates, and hopefully, one day fate will also bring him back to the soap as Nathan — even if only as a ghost!

    Nathan Parsons on Once Upon a Time 4/6/18

    (4/3/18) “Breadcrumbs” – Henry grapples with an important decision when a job prospect in New York threatens to take him away from Jacinda and Lucy, but a revelation in the case of The Candy Killer could make it even harder to leave Hyperion Heights. Meanwhile, Margot confides in Tilly, and in a flashback, Hook helps Henry find a way to prove himself to Ella, on “Once Upon a Time,” FRIDAY, APRIL 6 (8:00–9:01p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    “Once Upon a Time” stars Lana Parrilla as Regina/Roni, Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Weaver, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook/Rogers, Andrew J. West as Henry Mills, Dania Ramirez as Cinderella/Jacinda, Alison Fernandez as Lucy, and Mekia Cox as Sabine/Tiana.

    Guest starring in this episode are Rebecca Mader as Zelena/Kelly, Rose Reynolds as Alice/Tilly, Tiera Skovbye as Robin/Margot, Nathan Parsons as Nick Branson/Jack, Chrispher Gauthier as Smee and Charles Mesure as Blackbeard.

    “Breadcrumbs” was written by Jane Espenson & Jerome Schwartz, and directed by Ron Underwood.

    Daytime Emmys 2018: Watch the Outstanding Younger Actress Nominee Reels

    (3/30/18) Reign Edwards (Nicole, B&B): Video

    Hayley Erin (Kiki, GH): Video

    Cait Fairbanks (Tessa, Y&R): Video

    Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire, DAYS): Video

    Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH): Video

    Laura Wright Reveals the GENERAL HOSPITAL Scenes She Submitted to the Daytime Emmys

    (3/30/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) This year marks the fifth time that Laura Wright has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress at the Daytime Emmy Awards for playing Carly Corinthos on GENERAL HOSPITAL (she took home the trophy in 2011), but the feeling of being up for daytime’s greatest honor never gets old! “It feels great,” she confided to Soaps In Depth. “I’m super excited.”

    The morning of March 21, when the nominations were announced, Wright had already been working and was home by 10 a.m. having breakfast with boyfriend Wes Ramsey (Peter) when GH executive producer Frank Valentini called with the great news. “It was awesome, and of course Wesley was like, “I gotta go buy champagne!’” she recalled. “I was like, ‘Not yet,’ because Frank called me after 11. So we finished eating and cleaned up the kitchen. He poured me a glass of wine and read me The Fountainhead. We had a full day of relaxing and celebrating in a really calm way. Then we went out to dinner the next night and had champagne and celebrated with some friends.”

    With so many powerful storylines to play on GH, Wright had an embarrassment of riches to choose from when selecting scenes to submit for Emmy consideration. But she was able to narrow it down to a few choice moments that show her talent and range. “I submitted scenes with Sonny and Carly when she thought he’d had an affair with Nelle,” the actress revealed. “Then the scenes where Carly confronted Josslyn after she realized she had a party at her house. And then I submitted the scenes where Sonny was telling me that Jason was alive and then almost the entire show of Jason coming back when Carly saw Jason for the first time. I played that as real as I possibly could; What if someone you love came back? So many people would love that to be true in life, so you have to find the reality within the suspended reality.”

    However, she’s up against some stiff competition in the Lead Actress category this year, with castmates Maura West (Ava) and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) in the running as well as Eileen Davidson (Ashley, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) and Marci Miller (Abigail, DAYS OF OUR LIVES). “Would I love my name to be called?” Wright admitted. “Sure. Will I be happy if Nancy or Maura win? Absolutely! And Eileen and Marci. It’s great. Everyone deserves to be there. We all work hard. Every one of us. This is not an easy job.”

    Who Plays Georgie on GENERAL HOSPITAL? — Meet Lily Fisher!

    (3/30/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Photo)

    Georgie has returned to GENERAL HOSPITAL for another visit, leading some fans to wonder if that’s Kirsten Storms’ real-life daughter playing her TV daughter. But while that was true in the beginning of this character’s life, the little girl is now being played by child actress Lily Fisher! But that confusion is nothing compared to Georgie’s origin!

    When Georgie was born in August 2013, Maxie was acting as a surrogate for her best friend, Lulu, who was unable to carry her own child with husband Dante Falconeri. But what she hadn’t told her pal was that she had miscarried their baby and then got pregnant with her own after a one-night stand with Damian Spinelli! This led to a vicious custody battle where Dante and Lulu fought Maxie and Spinelli for the little girl. In the end, the judge awarded full custody to Spinelli, and Maxie was forbidden to see her own daughter. Thankfully, the following year, Maxie’s case was revisited and she was finally granted visitation rights to Georgie, who currently resides with Spinelli and Ellie Trout in Seattle.

    As a toddler, Georgie was played by Harper Barash, Kirsten Storms’ real-life daughter with ex-husband Brandon Barash. The actress was able to act opposite her own little girl in scenes throughout 2015. However, in 2017, just in time for Maxie’s wedding to Nathan, the role was recast with Lily Fisher. And then in the March 29, 2018, episode, Spinelli brought Georgie back to Port Charles for another visit to help cheer up Maxie, who has been mourning the loss of her husband.

    Since Maxie is currently expecting Nathan’s child, it’s unlikely she would pursue custody of Georgie no matter how much she loves her little girl. Which means that Georgie will still probably only make sporadic appearances for special occasions. Whether Fisher will continue to play Georgie in future appearances remains to be seen. With the way soaps work, the kid could get hit by a cast of SORAS and come back the next time as a teenager!

    Digest Celebrates 55 Years Of GH

    (3/30/18) In the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, we pay tribute to GH’s 55th anniversary with a special section packed with rare photos, timelines, memorable moments from Port Charles history and special anniversary messages to GH viewers from Steve Burton (Jason), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Kin Shriner (Scott), Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie) and other fan faves. Don’t miss this special celebration!

    GH's Valentini: "The show is very, very healthy and in good shape."

    (3/30/18) In the new issue of Digest, GH’s Executive Producer Frank Valentini examines the past, present and future of the beloved ABC soap, which turns 55 on April 1. “Since the 50th, I think the biggest achievement that I’m really proud of from the whole team — the cast and crew — is the consistency that the show has managed to have over the last couple of years,” he says. “I don’t think we’ve ever hit a low point; I think we’re always working very hard to outdo ourselves…. I feel like the achievement on consistent storytelling and consistent, high-quality production is really what I’m most proud of. I feel like the show is very, very healthy and in good shape: story-wise, cast-wise and everything.” For more from Valentini, check out the new issue of Digest, on sale now.

    GH Preview: Will Finn And Alexis Take A Chance On Love?

    (3/30/18) Next week on GH, Alexis wants to come clean with Julian after telling him that her relationship with Finn is a, romantic and b, serious. “The lie isn’t going to help Alexis clear up her conflict about Julian, and she knows that,” explains Co-Head Writer Shelly Altman. But Finn surprises her by suggesting that maybe their involvement should go from pretend to authentic. “He is putting his toe in the water,” Altman says. For the full scoop on Alexis’s reaction — and Anna’s — check out the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, on sale now.

    Stuck In the Middle Cancelled at Disney Channel After Three Seasons

    (3/30/18) Disney Channel is no longer Stuck In the Middle.

    The multi-camera comedy, headlined by Jenna Ortega and co starring Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer, GH), will come to an end after three seasons.

    The series, which starred Ortega as the middle child in a bustling family of seven kids, will air its third and final season beginning this summer.

    ‘General Hospital’ Turns 55: Faster Pace Production, Modern Stories and Beloved Character Types

    (3/30/18) (variety.com) Just as there have been advances in the field of medicine over the past 55 years that have resulted in people living longer, so, too, have there been changes and improvements at “General Hospital” that have kept the long-running soap opera thriving in today’s crowded TV landscape.

    “Soap operas are an original American art form that’s been copied into other forms of television, but our show is a drama that also has elements of comedy and action-adventure,” says executive producer Frank Valentini. “It’s rare for a show to encompass all of that, while at the core being a show about love, family and relationships. We tell stories from all perspectives. We’ve held onto all these elements and that is how we maintain our place in the television landscape.”

    Valentini notes that the most significant differences between television in 1963 when “General Hospital” first debuted and today is the “increased competition” and tightening budget.

    While in years past, soap operas would generally tape one show a day, occasionally adding daily scenes throughout the year in order to take a holiday break, today “General Hospital” shoots seven to eight episodes per week in order to save on production costs.

    In years past, crew members would come in nightly and change out the sets after a daily episode wrapped. “Six or eight sets would come out and then, six or eight would go in,” says Dominick Nuzzi, vice president of production and administration at ABC Daytime. “That was very labor-intensive. Now, the model is doing seven to eight episodes a week, and we shoot 110 to 140 pages per day instead of 80 pages. We’re in production roughly 35 weeks a year as opposed to 50. Our budget is down 30% of what it was back in 2009. That’s a big factor of why the show is still financially viable. We’re really blessed because we have a crew that’s dedicated.”

    “The pace isn’t rushed,” adds Valentini. “It’s just efficient.”

    And just as the production pace has increased, so, too, has the rate at which stories get told. But one staple that hasn’t changed over the course of “General Hospital’s” run is the idea of a young woman who is searching for a better life.

    Paramount to the show’s success in the late 1970s was the addition of hooker-turned-nursing student Barbara Jean “Bobbie” Spencer (Jacklyn Zeman), who was determined to wed law student Scotty Baldwin (Kin Shriner). Bobbie became a character viewers loved to hate. After her redemption, viewers were introduced to her volatile daughter, Carly (originally played by Sarah Joy Brown, but now by Laura Wright). Today, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) is the show’s scrappy go-getter, pregnant, hoping to secure a future with Bobbie’s grandson.

    “Bobbie, Carly and Nelle are similar in that they’ve all fought or are fighting for their lives, their families and their futures,” says Zeman, a four-time Emmy nominee for her role as Bobbie. “People relate to that.”

    The ABC serial, created by Frank and Doris Hursley, premiered as a black-and-white half-hour program on April 1, 1963. The entire episode took place at the hospital as Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and Jessie Brewer, R.N. (Emily McLaughlin), tended to a young woman whose face was scarred after a night of joy-riding took a dangerous turn.

    There were two notable periods in “General Hospital’s” history when the show faced cancellation, but creative showrunners came in and performed life-saving surgery each time. In the late 1970s, producer Gloria Monty and head writer Douglas Marland quickened the show’s pace, updated production values and created compelling tales for the show’s multi-generational cast.

    In 1981, Anthony Geary and Genie Francis — supercouple Luke and Laura — were featured on the covers of both People and Newsweek magazines. In the years that followed, the soap opera genre took some ratings hits as more women entered the workforce, cable offerings expanded and episodes saw preemptions during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, though.

    After ABC serials “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” went off the air in 2011 and 2012, respectively, there was concern that “General Hospital” would, too. Fortunately, executive producer Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati arrived in “General Hospital’s” fictional setting of Port Charles. And their creativity made all of the difference.

    Today, “General Hospital,” is still helmed by Valentini, although Shelly Altman and Chris Van Etten serve as head writers.

    The show, one of only four soap operas left, is seeing approximately 2.4 million live+same day viewers, earning a 0.6 in the women 18-49 demo. Earlier this month “General Hospital” was ranking as the No.1 program in daytime among women 18-49. And it just earned 26 Daytime Emmy nominations — the most for the year.

    Over the years, the soap temporarily shifted away from the seventh floor nurses station as mobsters, mad scientists, secret agents, and even an alien from the fictional planet Lumina became part of the storytelling. But now they are back to their medical setting.

    “The hospital comes up organically,” says Valentini. “That’s why it’s important to populate the hospital with characters we know and love.”

    Soap operas have often been ahead of primetime dramas with depictions of social issues. In the 1990s, “General Hospital” addressed breast cancer, organ donation and HIV/AIDS, earning the show three consecutive Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series from 1995-1997. The show has won this award 13 times in all, more than any other soap.

    “When I came on board it seemed liked there’d been a bit of a pause in terms of social relevance,” says Nathan Varni, senior manager of current series, scripted, at ABC. “There’d been spurts here and there, but no long arcs. When our writers are very passionate about something, we encourage them to bring it to the screen.”

    Last year, “General Hospital” had the character of Kristina Corinthos (Lexi Ainsworth) questioning her sexuality as she fell in love with her former college professor. Currently, Dr. Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes) and his phlebotomist husband, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen), are planning to have a baby via surrogate.

    “You can feature Lucas and Brad — two gay men — but [being gay] isn’t their story,” says Altman. “That’s when you have real evolution. Their story doesn’t have to be about becoming who they are or facing prejudices.”

    The show is also telling a topical tale of Sonny (Maurice Benard) dealing with his father being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This storyline features heavily in the show’s 55th anniversary episode, airing March 30.

    Mark Teschner, who has been “GH’s” casting director for 28 years and earned eight Daytime Emmys for his work on the show, notes that any stigma that once may have been around soap opera acting is no more — due in great part to the emotional work in modern scripts.

    “I have noticed a shift where now there are more and more actors approaching us to work on the show,” says Teschner. “The lines have been so blurred between film, primetime and daytime that actors work fluidly in all mediums.”

    Sonny’s dad, Mike, in the aforementioned Alzheimer’s story is played by Max Gail, best known to TV viewers from his run on “Barney Miller.”

    “It wasn’t as if we were looking for a name actor for that role,” Teschner adds. “We were just looking for the best actor. Max happened to be both.”

    The addition of social media has also helped “General Hospital” stay on top in an ever-evolving television landscape. Angry fans didn’t have an outlet when Dr. Lesley Webber (Denise Alexander) was killed off the show in 1984, so they picketed the studio and mailed letters of protest. Now, viewers discuss and dissect storylines online and an on-site producer pushes out platform-specific content in that digital space.

    “As with any technology, you have to figure out a way to make it work for good,” says Valentini.

    Steve Burton, who first joined “General Hospital in 1991 and recently returned to play Jason Morgan after a five-year break, adds that while there can be “a lot of bad” that comes with the good of social media, “you have to keep up to tell the fans you’re engaged and grateful.”

    Soap fans have long memories, but fortunately so do the writers of “General Hospital,” many of whom grew up watching the show years before working on it. As much as flexibility to adjust with the times in storytelling and scheduling has been important to the show’s continued success, Varni believes that love of the show that starts from within the production team is the key.

    “We don’t want people to tune into a ‘General Hospital’ that is unfamiliar. It should be that comfort food,” Varni says.

    Wally Kurth Celebrates GENERAL HOSPITAL's Anniversary With Musical Memories

    (3/30/18) (Video) On Sunday, April 1, GENERAL HOSPITAL celebrates its 55th anniversary, but the soap is going to air a very special episode on Friday, March 30, so leading up to that, some of the stars have been reflecting on their time in Port Charles. Wally Kurth made his debut as Ned Ashton on GH back in 1991, so he has plenty of memories to share.

    In this video, he reflects on the soap’s musical legacy, including watching stars like Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco) and John Stamos (ex-Blackie) performing on GH. And once he showed up as Ned, performing as Eddie Maine with The Idle Rich, he was able to join that select group of Port Charles musicians, which later also included Ricky Martin (ex-Miguel) and Rosalind Cash (ex-Mary Mae).

    In fact, Kurth earned a Daytime Emmy Award back in 2002 for the Outstanding Original Song “Barefoot Ballet,” which he shared with composer Christian Taylor and lyricist Debra Cochran. And now he has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his work on GH, just one of the soap’s 26 nominations they racked up this year!

    For more GH anniversary fun, do not miss the special collector’s edition anniversary special from Soaps In Depth featuring vintage photos, classic memories and brand new interviews with your favorite stars, on sale now!

    St. Louis soap star accused of conning multiple women

    (3/30/18) (ksdk.com) ST. LOUIS — Those who saw his star rise say the charm came easy and he was happy to bring other along for the ride.

    Stephen Martines grew up in St. Louis County and took-off in Hollywood in the late 90's and early 2000's — with bit parts in medium size movies and larger roles in smaller flicks, and even a recurring role on the soap opera "General Hospital."

    "He was a very charming, attractive man," said Ashley Dayley. "...very nice, personable — in the beginning."

    Dayley met Martines about ten years into his career. She was 22, about 10 years younger than Martines, and was just starting her career as a hairstylist. She said their relationship moved fast and went bad just as quick.

    "I dated him for four months but spent six months running," said Dayley. "It got so bad he kept following me and I had to move back to St. Louis."

    She said there were restraining orders and an arrest, adding the consequences were both physical and financial; thousands of dollars in credit card fraud was reported in that timeframe.

    "He lives off everybody else's money and credit," said Dayley, who called Martines nothing short of a con artist. "He's the definition of a con artist."

    "It's really hard to report on him," said investigative reporter Robert Langellier, "It's like reporting on a ghost."

    But Langellier did find a trail of court cases concerning Martines and followed that trail for last month's Riverfront Times. Each case a clue, and in each one a woman who said she was scammed by Martines.

    "In almost every case it's a young white female that he's met through online dating," said Langellier who said when he started reaching out to the women "a damn burst" and each alleged victim lead him to another.

    Langellier found more than a dozen women with very similar stories: Falling fast for Stephen Martines a self-proclaimed Hollywood star, down on his luck with a sure bet break in the works, in need of money, with promises to pay the women back with a profit.

    "I don't know how far it goes," said Langellier. "I get the impression that I've only scratched the surface."

    "As soon as this article came out I was like, 'Oh my gosh, there are 14 other women,'" said Dayley.

    She told her story as part of the Riverfront Times article and said since the story, more women have come forward who said they, too, are victims of Martines's con.

    "Stephen probably didn't think we'd find each other. I think it's awesome that we've all come together in this situation," said Dayley.

    "Absolutely I want to share my story because if this can stop from it happening to one more person with him or other abusive relationship... women need to be aware of how these men work."

    Martines declined to speak with the Riverfront Times and hired an attorney who did the same. That attorney did not respond to messages from 5 On Your Side.

    Risa Dorken Celebrates Her Anniversary at GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (3/30/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Congratulations to Risa Dorken, who is celebrating a very special milestone with GENERAL HOSPITAL, where she plays Nurse Amy! “Today I celebrate two years on GH,” the actress shared on Instagram. “On this day, two years ago, I had my callback for [casting director] Mark [Teschner], [executive producer] Frank [Valentini], and the whole GH team. I was excited and nervous, but ready. I remember thinking it went well, and that the character seemed so me. But as an actor you learn not to overanalyze (or get your hopes up).

    “Later that afternoon, my agent called and told me they offered me the role,” Dorken continued. “I am so grateful for the time I’ve spent in Port Charles laughing, singing, dancing, gossiping, crying, and learning. It’s brought me friends and opportunities I’ve dreamt of my whole life. Thank you all for your support over the past two years and 70+ episodes. It’s truly an honor.”

    Amy Driscoll didn’t actually make her television debut until the episode that aired on May 4, 2016, when Maxie went to the hospital looking for Nathan and bumped into the snarky, gossipy nurse. And over those two years, Amy got further involved in Maxie’s life when she roped Nathan into being the face of her Ask Man Landers campaign. Viewers were also introduced to her military veteran brother, Chet, who was the reason why Amy was trying to use the book to raise extra money to help with his rehabilitation. The talented hospital employee also got to show off her musical skills during the Nurses Ball!

    In real life, Dorken also had a great last couple of years, marrying her sweetheart, Bo Clark, back in June of 2017, and then enjoying a spectacular honeymoon in Cancun!

    As for what the future may hold for Dorken and Amy in Port Charles, you’ll just have to stay tuned!

    James DePaiva Defends GENERAL HOSPITAL's Dr. Bensch!

    (3/29/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) After playing ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Max on and off for 20 years, James DePaiva stepped out of the daytime spotlight. Thankfully he was ready for action again when GENERAL HOSPITAL invited him to play the mysterious Dr. Bensch a decade later!

    While David has been making the rounds for almost a year, we still don’t know much about him — or his interest in a certain med-school student! With Bensch back on the scene and spending more time with Kiki, it turns out portrayer DePaiva doesn’t know any more than fans do, but he’s not complaining in the least. “When I played Max, I spent years being concerned about storyline, my position in the show, and all this other stuff,” he told Soaps In Depth of his OLTL stint. “I was fighting for the life of the character. I was so invested in it. And that takes its toll.

    “I don’t have any of those worries now,” he continued. “I just get to go in, see old friends and play. Dr. Bensch is still unformed clay, and if it stays that way — with me just coming in and supporting everyone — I have no ego about it this time. So we’ll see where the writers and [executive producer] Frank Valentini want to take it.”

    The question at the top of everyone’s list is what exactly is going on with young Kiki, whom Bensch has taken under his wing. “As I like to tell Hayley Erin, I’m old enough to be her very old father... but it would take another eight years for me to say grandfather,” DePaiva joked. “I love working with her. She’s such a delight. But does this turn into an actual romance? I’ve got no qualms about that. But I’m so far removed from all the love scenes and romantic stuff I used to play. The idea of making out with another woman doesn’t have any appeal to me, unfortunately. Before, it seemed like a nice job! Now, I’ll just take it as it comes.”

    The one thing DePaiva does know about Bensch is that he’s a divorced doctor... who seems to have an eye for the ladies. “I think he’s hit on every woman he’s met — in a very polite and respectful way, of course,” the actor chuckled. “He’s always offering to buy Kiki dinner or inviting somebody to old movies.”

    DePaiva’s not suggesting that his character is a sleazy player or ladies’ man. “He’s not looking for drama,” he maintained. “He’s looking for a partner in life. I just see an innate sadness and loneliness to him. That’s where I’m playing it from. Where the story actually goes, he could be Hannibal Lecter, for all I know!”

    Bid on a Piece of Port Charles in the GENERAL HOSPITAL Anniversary Auction

    (3/29/18) You can own a piece of Port Charles history with the special GENERAL HOSPITAL 55th Anniversary Auction! Prop Store has teamed with ABC to celebrate the long-running soap’s milestone with an auction of original props, costumes, and more! The event will kick off on Monday, April 2, and run for two full weeks, ending on Friday, April 13. Click here to register to bid on the items when the auction begins.

    While a full list of auction items is not yet available on the site, there is a preview gallery which shows a sample of some of the items like Anna Devane’s 2017 Nurses Ball gown, a menu from The Floating Rib, a collection of Luke Spencer’s fake drivers licenses, passports, and social security cards, and most amazingly, the latex mask work by Cesar Faison to disguise himself as Duke!

    In addition to the auction, Prop Store is also holding a weekly giveaway where registering to bid will give you a chance to win an original GH script signed by the actors. A new winner will be drawn randomly from the registration pool every week, and that already started on March 19, so don’t miss out on any more chances! You can click here to register to win.

    The actual 55th anniversary of GH’s premiere on ABC will be on Sunday, April 1, but the soap is planning to air a very special anniversary episode on Friday, March 30. And for more anniversary fun, you won’t want to miss the vintage photos, classic memories, and brand-new interviews in the GH Collector’s Edition Special from Soaps In Depth on sale everywhere now!

    GENERAL HOSPITAL's Stone Cold and The Jackal Want You to Join Them Online!

    (3/29/18) If you can’t get enough of Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson as Jason Morgan and Damian Spinelli on GENERAL HOSPITAL, have we got a treat for you! The two actors have launched their own website at www.stonecoldandthejackal.com, and it’s the perfect way to keep up with their appearances and super-cool merchandise!

    When GH posted a photo of the popular duo at the soap’s annual convention on their Instagram page fans fell in love with Anderson’s hoodie with a cartoony design of “Stone Cold and The Jackal.” And after they jokingly asked where that swag can be bought, it turns out that the answer is right there on Anderson and Burton’s new website! There are hats, shirts, hoodies, and more all featuring Anderson’s designs of the stick figure version of the pair or their snazzy new logo.

    The site also features a calendar, but as Anderson joked in the video on the site, “The calendar doesn’t have shirtless pics of Steve yet.” But Burton pointed out that it’s not that kind of calendar. Instead, it lists the dates of all their upcoming appearances! “We’re going on the road all year long,” Burton promised. “We’re going all over the country.” You can even join their mailing list so you won’t miss out on their next fan event in your area. The video also claims there will be randomly E-mailed shirtless pics of Burton, but we’re pretty sure they’re joking. We think. Maybe.

    These two are absolutely hilarious whenever they get together, even more so in real life than on GH. So you’ll want to keep an eye on the site because who knows what these guys will add to it in the future! “Doing some work on stonecoldandthejackal.com before this morning’s event!” Anderson recently posted on Instagram. “Thank you all for your wonderful reaction to our site!”

    So be sure to bookmark stonecoldandthejackal.com to keep up to date on the latest from Anderson and Burton.

    Ryan Paevey Message

    (3/29/18) Ryan Paevey Shares a Heartfelt Message With His GENERAL HOSPITAL Fans: Video.

    Nathan Parsons on Once Upon A Time 3/30/18

    (3/27/18) “Sisterhood” – When the Candy Killer attacks, Ivy will have to risk what remains of her family, while Jacinda and Henry grow closer and Roni questions her relationship with Samdi. Meanwhile, Drizella faces an unthinkable challenge in her attempt to join the Witch’s Coven, on “Once Upon a Time,” FRIDAY, MARCH 30 (8:00–9:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    “Once Upon a Time” stars Lana Parrilla as Regina/Roni, Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Weaver, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook/Rogers, Andrew J. West as Henry Mills, Gabrielle Anwar as Lady Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey, Dania Ramirez as Cinderella/Jacinda, Alison Fernandez as Lucy, and Mekia Cox as Sabine/Tiana.

    Guest starring in this episode are Adelaide Kane as Drizella/Ivy, Emma Booth as The Witch/Gothel/Eloise Gardener, Daniel Francis as Dr. Facilier/Mr. Samdi, Yael Yurman as Anastasia, Anna Cathcart as Young Drizella, Nathan Parsons as Nick Branson/Jack, Sara Canning as Gretel, and Bruce Blain as Desk Sergeant.

    “Sisterhood” was written by Christopher Hollier & Adam Karp, and directed by Ellen S. Pressman.

    Carolyn Hennesy Stars in the Topical New Film 'She & Her'

    (3/24/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL actress and Daytime Emmy Award winner Carolyn Hennesy (Diane) will soon be able to see her in a whole new role in the short film She & Her, directed by GH production associate and independent filmmaker Nate Hapke! Hennesy stars as Poppy Sinclaire, a former actress forced to confront her past and re-examine her present when a young actress and an old friend come crashing into her life.

    She & Her tackles the current issues of women in Hollywood, sharing themes with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. “This story would be ripe for the telling at any point in the history of the industry,” Hennesy said in a statement. “As we all know, so much has happened from the first frame shot decades ago to the fall of Weinstein… things that have been brushed over, hushed up, and taken to the grave. A beautiful script like this, in the right hands all around, will continue the push forward toward ending abuse in any area of show business — and life — once and for all. I’m proud to be a part of it.”

    Rounding out the all-female cast are Mackenzie Breeden and former GH casting associate Gwen Hillier. “I’m incredibly excited about the team we’ve assembled and the story we’re setting out to tell,” Hapke said. “It’s an incredibly important one, and I’m honored to be working with this group of powerful and accomplished women to share Poppy’s story.”

    She & Her is scheduled to begin filming in Los Angeles in June, and will premiere on the 2019 festival circuit. For more details on the film, don’t miss an exclusive interview with Hennesy in an upcoming ABC issue of Soaps In Depth magazine!

    John Stamos can’t wait to be a dad

    (3/23/18) John Stamos has been ready to be a dad since his “Full House” days.

    The hunky actor shared an epic throwback photo on Instagram on Wednesday night of himself in character as Uncle Jesse on the 90s sitcom, complete with a faux baby bump and a T-shirt reading, “bun in the oven.”

    “This is the longest 9 months of my life,” he wrote, adding, “#cantwait 4 #fatherhood.”

    Stamos, 54, is expecting his first child with wife Caitlin McHugh.

    The happy couple revealed the baby news in December.

    “The look on John’s face when I told him we were pregnant was priceless,” McHugh, 31, said. “It was the look of a man who has wanted a family of his own but wasn’t sure it was going to happen for him. Now it is!”

    In January, McHugh’s flaunted her barely visible baby bump on the red carpet with Stamos at the SAG Awards.

    McHugh and Stamos tied the knot in February, then honeymooned at Disney World.

    Joseph C. Phillips on Seal Team 4/11/18

    (3/23/18) “Credible Threat” – Jason and the SEAL Team are tasked with protecting a delegation of congressmen and department of defense officials who come to Jalalabad for a publicity tour even though a credible threat has been made against them, on SEAL TEAM, Wednesday, April 11 (9:01-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: James Hiroyuki Liao (Lucien), Joseph C. Phillips (Benjamin Reed).

    Sean Blakemore on Scorpion 4/9/18

    (3/23/18) “Kenny and the Jet” – Paige’s maternal side goes into high gear when Team Scorpion must save an unconscious, hypothermic boy stuck in the wheel well of their airborne airplane. Also, Walter’s white lie to Paige starts to take a toll on him, and Paige realizes something’s up, on SCORPION, Monday, April 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST: Steven M. Porter (Morty), Sean Blakemore (Captain Drake).

    Meghan Markle Special

    (3/23/18) Fox will air Meghan Markle: An American Princess, a two-hour documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews (with, like, the bride-to-be’s half-sister Samantha), on Friday, May 11 — ahead of her Saturday, May 19 marriage to Prince Harry.

    Soap Stars Tweet Emmy Nomination Reactions

    (3/22/18) The soap world is bursting with excitement at the announcement of the 2018 Daytime Emmy nominations. Check out these tweets from nominees and actors who are showing their support! Click here (will link) for the full list of nominees.

    @1CaseyMoss (JJ, DAYS): Congrats to all of our @nbcdays @DaytimeEmmys nominees! @JreynoldsJames @wallykurth @ChandlerMassey @MarciMiller @DaysHayes @greg_vaughan @oliviakeegann @lucasbrentley Very humbled to be included with all of these talented people.

    @BethMaitlandDQB (Traci, Y&R): FANTASTIC EMMY SHOWING FOR #YR45 WITH 25 NOMINATIONS. Especially excited for #MarlaAdams first time nom in 50 year daytime career and @eileen_davidson and #PeterBergman #goteamabbotts #family #longlivedaytime

    @josh_swickard (Chase, GH): HUGE congrats to all the @GeneralHospital actors that have been nominated for an Emmy this year. Y’all deserve it! I’m rooting for you big bro! #MichaelEaston #GH

    @lldubs (Carly, GH): Yes Yes Yes !!!!! #GHBaby !!!!!! So excited for my #GHfamily #GHkicksAss

    @camryngrimes (Mariah, Y&R): I’m lucky enough already to work alongside these women but to be nominated with them is a surreal blessing. Congratulations ladies!!

    @linseygodfrey (Caroline, B&B): Congratulations to everyone at my @BandB_CBS family on their @DaytimeEmmys nominations! @JohnMcCook44 @JacquelineMWood @RomeTrumain @reignedwards! And of course congratulations to my best friend& Aleda’s amazing auntie @camryngrimes! Love you all! @CBSDaytime

    @caitfairbanks (Tessa, Y&R): Is this real life or

    @lisalocicerogh (Olivia, GH): Woohooo!! Congratulations to all my lovely castmates! So well deserved!!

    @RomeTrumain (ex-Zende, B&B): Me & @reignedwards we’re both nominated I’m not crying YOU ARE.

    @ChloeLanier (Nelle, GH): So happy and humbled!

    @MarciMiller (Abigail, DAYS): I can’t even…WHAT??? Truly humbled. Wow. SO many talented women. What company. Xx

    Derk Cheetwood Back at GENERAL HOSPITAL!

    (3/22/18) Fans can get ready to see Max Giambetti back in action again very soon as actor Derk Cheetwood is returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL! “Great to be back in Port Charles!” he posted to Facebook when he checked in at The Prospect Studios where the soap is taped in Los Angeles, CA.

    Now, when his brother, Drew Cheetwood, returns to GH, it’s usually so Milo can join up with the other hunks in town to do their annual striptease routine for the Nurses Ball. But when Max is around, it’s usually because as Sonny’s bodyguard, there’s some danger afoot! What brings Max back into action this time around? Cheetwood isn’t saying, so anything is possible!

    Cheetwood first debuted as Max back in 2002 where he worked as a bodyguard and driver for Sonny Corinthos. Fans enjoyed his romance with feisty attorney Diane Miller, but that eventually fizzled out on the back burner. Max was seen briefly in the March 5 episode as Sonny discovered Michael injured from the earthquake that struck Port Charles, but before that, he hadn’t been seen since November of 2016 when he got shot by Morgan. (Oops!)

    Whether this is just another brief appearance or perhaps a longer stint, there are no details available yet. You’ll just have to stay tuned to see what happens next. (But it would be great to see Max and Diane together again!)

    The Twisted History of GENERAL HOSPITAL's Betsy Frank

    (3/22/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) In the quest for the truth about his past, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Franco tried going to his birth parents, but they were no help. However, his adoptive mother, Betsy Frank, held the answers he sought. If you’re confused about Franco’s family lineage, don’t worry, you’re not alone! And if you’re thinking that Betsy didn't look the same as the first time she appeared on GH, you’re right, because actress Deborah Strang took over the role!

    Nurse Elizabeth “Betsy” Frank was introduced in July of 2010 during the highly-publicized run of actor James Franco, who originated the role of the obsessive artist Franco on the soap. The role at the time was played by the actor’s real-life mother, Betsy Franco. The obsessed artist had stolen Lucky and Liz’s son, Aiden, from the hospital and tried to give the baby to her as a way of apologizing for being such a terrible child. Betsy managed to convince Franco that she loved him and Dante persuaded Betsy to give Aiden back to his parents.

    Betsy returned for an appearance in 2013 when she was questioned regarding Kiki’s whereabouts. (At the time, Kiki was believed to be Franco’s daughter, originally named Lauren.) Betsy denied having any contact with the girl and accused Ava of keeping her from Franco. In 2014, she was once again questioned, this time about where Franco could be hiding with Nina and the baby she had abducted from Ava.

    By the time Franco questioned his adoptive mother about his mysterious past, Strang had stepped into the role. The actress is no stranger to daytime, with a 1998 appearance as Susanne Madison on PORT CHARLES listed among her credits. Strang has also played multiple roles on NBC sudser DAYS OF OUR LIVES and made primetime appearances in series like THE X-FILES, ER, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, GREY’S ANATOMY, and most recently, SCORPION.

    Betsy claimed Drew had died, but eventually revealed that she had sent him away after Franco had pushed him down a flight of stairs when he was three. As Franco and Drew both investigated their past together, they were surprised to learn that Jim Harvey was dating her while they were children. She then seemed to disappear and Curtis and Jordan discovered that Jim Harvey had been keeping her captive! But now that she's free, it's time for her to reveal the whole shocking truth about Drew and Franco's past and Harvey's involvement in it. So stay tuned! And for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!

    Tristan Rogers Back On GH Duty

    (3/20/18) Tristan Rogers’s return to GH as Robert Scorpio got underway on March 19, when the actor returned to the set for his first day of taping. “Had a great first day on the GH set,” Rogers tweeted. “Looking forward to the ride.”

    Genie Francis Prefers Her Home in Maine to Hollywood

    (3/20/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL would love nothing more than to see Genie Francis back in Port Charles as Laura, but the actress herself actually prefers the quiet of her home in Maine to the hustle and bustle of Hollywood! In fact, she’s been dividing her time between the two coasts for quite a while now, staying in Los Angeles for work and then returning home to husband Jonathan Frakes and sometimes her college-age kids Jameson, 23, and Elizabeth, 20.

    “It’s been like that for a few years since I moved back and put the kids in school on the West Coast,” Francis confided to Soaps In Depth. “Eventually — ideally — I’d like to be in Maine for about seven months out of the year and just come to L.A. for the rough winter months.”

    Another reason why Francis prefers the peace and quiet of New England is that it's more conducive to painting when she wants to express her artistic side. “L.A. doesn’t seem to be the best environment for me,” she admitted. “It doesn’t offer the peacefulness of Maine. I also like to lay my stuff out, and I don’t really have the space for that in my house in California. But if I’m going to stick to my resolution to paint every day, I’m going to have to find a way to keep doing it!”

    It’s been a pretty rough winter in New England, at least towards the end of the season with multiple nor’easters dumping several feet of snow on the area, so Francis will likely be more than happy to return to Los Angeles to warm up a bit. Almost has happy as GH fans would be to see her back on the soap again!

    ‘High Castle’s Sebastian Roché Sets West End Debut In Modern ‘Tartuffe’

    (3/20/18) The Man in the High Castle‘s Sebastian Roché will make his West End stage debut alongside Peaky Blinders‘ Paul Anderson in playwright Christopher Hampton’s adaptation of Moliere’s Tartuffe.

    Performances are set to begin May 25 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, with Roché playing Orgon to Anderson’s Tartuffe. Gerald Garutti, the former dramaturg of the French People’s National Theatre, directs the production that’s being billed as the West End’s first-ever dual language production: The play will be presented in English and French, with “surtitle” translations placed throughout the theater.

    Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons, Art, Atonement) has adapted Tartuffe as a present-day comedy set in Los Angeles. Inspired by current world events, Hampton’s adaptation follows French media tycoon Orgon who has re-located to Hollywood with his family, set on becoming Hollywood royalty. With a new studio and a Beverly Hills mansion, Orgon’s empire seems infallible.

    But then Orgon falls under the seductive spell of Tartuffe, a radical American evangelist who is poised to steal Orgon’s fortune, drive away his son, seduce his wife and marry his daughter.

    In addition to Roché and Anderson, the production stars Audrey Fleurot (The Intouchables).

    Though Roché will be making his West End debut, he has appeared on Broadway in Julie Taymor’s production of The Green Bird and opposite Al Pacino in Salome. In addition to Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, Roché’s TV work includes The Young Pope, Criminal Minds, The Vampire Diaries and Nat Geo’s upcoming Genius: Picasso.

    Tartuffe will play Theatre Royal Haymarket from May 25 to July 28.

    Roché is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Performers Management.

    GENERAL HOSPITAL 55th Anniversary Promo Video

    (3/20/18) (Video) In just two weeks, GENERAL HOSPITAL will mark the 55th anniversary of its premiere episode, and the soap has released an epic promo video of all the drama from the past five decades to get fans psyched for all the drama to come!

    The video kicks off with Sonny proposing a toast “to family” with Carly and Jason after his friend’s miraculous return from the dead, and then we’re treated to a montage of memorable moments from GH’s incredible television legacy! We see classic images of Steve Hardy, Jessie Brewer, and Audrey Hardy, Luke and Laura’s unforgettable wedding (complete with Liz Taylor’s Helena Cassadine cursing the couple for eternity) and the heartbreaking death of B.J. Jones. There’s also recent footage of some of GH’s hottest couples, the Nurses Ball, and dramatic moments like Julian shooting Alexis, Carly slapping Nelle, and Ava trying to burn herself, Sonny, and Carly alive! And don’t forget about the current Jason/Sam/Drew triangle that is threatening to explode!

    ABC executive Nathan Varni was thrilled to finally be able to share this promo with fans online. “This was a reel put together by our talented ABC marketing folks and shown to critics at this year’s Television Critics Association to celebrate #GH55,” he tweeted. “I’m so excited that we are now able to share it with everyone! And don’t forget to tune into our very special GH 55th anniversary episode on March 30!”

    That’s right — mark your calendars! Because while the soap technically premiered on April 1 (no fooling!), 1963, since that day falls on a Sunday this year, they’re airing the special anniversary show on Friday, March 30. And you will not want to miss it (or any of the thrilling episodes leading up to it)! For more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine, and to commemorate the show's anniversary, be sure to pick up the special GH Collectors Edition magazine on sale everywhere right now!

    Maura West Shows Off the Musical Talents of Her Amazing Kids

    (3/20/18) (Video) Viewers of GENERAL HOSPITAL are well aware that Maura West is an incredibly talented actress, having watched her performances as Ava Jerome for years on the soap. But they may not know that her entire family is just as amazing! The proud mom shared some video of three of her children with husband (and former AS THE WORLD TURNS co-star) Scott DeFreitas (Andy): Kate, Joe, and Birdie. “Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Westies,” she captioned her first video, which sees Kate playing guitar while Birdie sings some of “Whiskey in the Jar” by The Dubliners before Joe and Kate join in for the chorus.

    The GH Emmy winner also shared a video of Kate singing “Molly Malone (Cockles & Mussels)” accompanied by her brother on guitar. (He also harmonizes with her on the chorus!)

    (Video) And finally, Joe solos on guitar and vocals for the Irish classic “Danny Boy” and it’s just amazing. No surprise, since the young man has already appeared on Broadway in A Christmas Story: The Musical and on TV in the live performance of The Sound of Music!

    (Video) Eagle-eyed fans not completely distracted by the beautiful singing voices of West’s children might notice the blueprints for JC Studios on the wall behind them, which are a memento of their parents’ time on ATWT, which was filmed at that studio in Brooklyn back in the day!

    Kirsten Storms Shows Off Her Cuddly New Kitty

    (3/20/18) (Pic1, Pic2, Pic3) Actress Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) has a beautiful new addition to her family, and it’s a fluffy little cat named Flower! “So this happened,” she posted to Instagram with a photo of their cuddly new family pet. “Meet Sunflower Rose a.k.a. Flower (Harper named her).”

    The coloring on Flower’s face does kind of resemble the black center and golden petals of a sunflower, so we can totally see how Storms’ daughter was inspired to name her Sunflower. And the fact that Harper gave Sunflower the same last name as her own middle name, Rose, sounds like she’s already very attached to her new pet!

    Storms also shared another photo of Sunflower perched on the lap of her boyfriend Elias Paul Reidy as he attempts to play his guitar with a little “help” from his furry friend. “This cat is a musician,” she joked.

    It also looks like Sunflower Rose is already settled in at her new home and loving her new family, at least judging by the most recent pic that Storms shared of her pretty kitty stretched out on the couch and looking more than a little content as she naps in the sun!

    While Storms didn’t say what kind of breed Sunflower is, the dark face would seem to indicate she’s a Himalayan, a type of long-haired cat derived from breeding Persian with Siamese. She’s absolutely beautiful, but that hair is going to get everywhere!

    Kristin Davis endorses Cynthia Nixon for governor

    (3/20/18) Charlotte is backing Miranda.

    Former “Sex and the City” actress Kristin Davis tweeted her support of ex-co-star Cynthia Nixon, who announced her candidacy for New York governor Monday.

    “I am so proud of @cynthiaNixon , no one cares more than she does about EVERY person getting a fair change and a good education. I know she would be an excellent Governor !” Davis, aka Charlotte on the hit HBO series, wrote.

    Nixon, who played Miranda on the show, will be going head to head with Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the state’s top job.

    Steve Burton Reveals the Secret to His Successful Marriage

    (3/17/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Jason Morgan’s love life has been full of nothing but drama on GENERAL HOSPITAL, which is par for the course since it’s a soap opera! But for actor Steve Burton, he has found eternal happiness with his gorgeous wife, Sheree, and their children. And he even confided the secret to their success!

    “People think it’s the strangest thing,” Burton confided to Soaps In Depth, “but we’ve never really had a yelling, screaming fight. I made a decision, from the beginning, that I”m not going to be disrespectful. It’s a marriage, and when you say not-nice things, you can’t take them back.”

    Of course, the loving husband admitted that over their 19 years of wedded bliss, there hasn’t been at least a few hiccups along the way. “Obviously, you can have disagreements,” Burton conceded. “You just have to be able to talk it out without getting angry. I’ve seen friends yell, and it’s ‘Oh gosh, we’ve gotta get out of here before they start killing each other!’ For some people, that works. We’ve just never done that.”

    Respectful communication is key to the success of the Burtons’ marriage, but it also didn’t hurt when he took a break from Hollywood to spend more time with his family in Nashville last year before returning to work at GH. “I was home all day long, which was awesome because I love my wife,” Burton confessed with a grin. “Sheree’s the most amazing mom to my kids, Makena, 14, Jack, 11, and Brooklyn, 3. And an amazing partner. She’s an inspiration. I’m a lucky man.”

    Brianna Brown: "I'm Grateful to Be Able to Be on Camera While Preggers"

    (3/17/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Actress Brianna Brown not only shared a selfie showing off her growing baby bump, but she also shared a heartfelt message regarding the treatment pregnant actresses in Hollywood receive. Best known to soap fans for her role as the villainous Dr. Lisa Niles on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Brown announced her pregnancy at the beginning of March and is grateful that she has still been able to work.

    “In an industry that is a visual medium and hyper-critical of women, I am grateful to be able to be on camera while preggers,” she wrote. “And especially thankful to have a team and production company welcoming this phase of my life. Often actresses are scared to show their bump because their storylines could be written off, potential job opportunities can suddenly disappear, they can be dropped by their team, or made to be ashamed at work for choosing to have both a family and a career.

    “Kudos to all the badass women and men in front of and behind the camera who are helping change this dysfunctional norm so all women can have full lives and don’t have to sacrifice one part for the other,” Brown concluded.

    Brown looks absolutely radiant with her pregnancy glow. And while she shared another selfie where she looks a little exhausted, it was perfectly understandable. “It’s 1am in Atlanta and only one more scene left to shoot tonight,” she explained. While the actress didn’t mention exactly what she was filming, she has been appearing as Claudia Blaisdel in the DYNASTY reboot on The CW, which just so happens to shoot in Atlanta. Might Claudia be coming back to the series for the season finale?

    After leaving GH, Brown has kept very busy with roles on DEVIOUS MAIDS, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, and EASTSIDERS. And it’s good to know that just because she and husband Richie Keen are expecting a baby, it’s not going to slow her down! Looking forward to seeing her on screen again as well as seeing all those cute baby pics once the new addition arrives!

    Jacob Young Releases New Single

    (3/16/18) Jacob Young (Rick, B&B) has released a new song, “Fool For You.” He posted on Instagram, “ITS ARRIVED! I want to say a huge thank you to all the support y’all have given me! With out your kind words and belief in me, I’m not sure I would have had the courage to share my songs with you. I’m so blessed. I want to thank @christenyoung4 for helping me find the strength and showing me the way to happiness. A massive thank you to @thestevefreeman your amazing. @johnkennedyproductions And thank you to the big man upstairs! #foolforyou @cbstv @cbsdaytime @bold_and_the_beautiful @boldinsider.” You can download the song on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and Google Play.

    Daytime Emmy Awards nominations announced on The Talk 3/21/18

    (3/16/18) The Talk – CBS

    Wednesday, March 21

    THE TALK announces the “45th Daytime Emmy® Awards” nominations live

    James Patrick Stuart Pens Heartfelt Goodbye to Beloved Family Pet

    (3/16/18) (Photo) It’s always difficult to say goodbye to a member of the family, but GENERAL HOSPITAL star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) shared a beautiful farewell message with a photo of his family’s beloved cat on Instagram. “Delilah was a rescue,” he wrote. “She’s been our good friend for 12 years and helped us raise our boys. She’s very sick and won’t be with us much longer, but I wouldn’t have changed a minute. #love”

    Stuart and his wife, Jocelyn, are both animal lovers, especially rescue animals like Delilah and their two puppies. “Wanted a retriever,” Stuart confided on Twitter, “but my wife wanted a Bijon. We compromised and got a Bijon. His name’s Flint and he’s a rescue.”

    The GH star also shared a video of a cockatiel named Mochi sitting on his knee in the living room as he tried to teach it to sing “Happy Birthday” to him (although it didn’t quite turn out as he’d hoped). He also posted another pic of a different bird just hanging out on his shoulder while he was trying to read his script!

    Pets are truly members of the family, and our thoughts go out to Stuart and his entire family during this difficult time.

    Who Is Nurse Francesca on GENERAL HOSPITAL? — Meet Celesta DeAstis!

    (3/16/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Michael was immediately smitten with the new nurse on GENERAL HOSPITAL, and viewers were, too! And they were right to think that Nurse Francesca looked familiar because actress Celesta DeAstis is the same young woman who portrayed a grown Avery during the special Ava-centric episode on Jan. 17!

    Ava was confronted by an adult version of her daughter during her anesthesia-induced hallucination. (Photo Credit: ChrisD/jpistudios.com)

    Viewers might also recognize DeAstis from one of the many other appearances she’s made on television. The young star had a recurring role on THE GOLDBERGS and has also guest-starred on series like 2 BROKE GIRLS, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, and LA TO VEGAS. Most recently, she appeared in the short film Faith, which won best short film at the New York City International Film Festival. “I am exploding with joy and pride,” she declared on Instagram. “This is such a powerful film and I want to share our work with the world!”

    GH viewers were first introduced to Nurse Francesca in the Jan. 13 episode, and many took to social media to declare their immediate approval of the new woman in Michael’s life. With the scheming Nelle working desperately to get her claws back into Michael, fans are eager for him to find someone else to romance, and Francesca more than fits the bill! Carly tried to play it cool when she saw the nurse give Michael her number, but it was obvious she was also thrilled that her son had another alternative!

    Fans would be delighted if Francesca were to come back for more appearances, especially if it meant dating Michael and helping him steer clear of Nelle’s clutches, but they’ll just have to stay tuned to see what happens!

    Hayley Erin Teases "Maybe There Are Feelings" Between Kiki and Griffin on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (3/16/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Soaps are all about love in the afternoon, so characters are never single for long. Which is why some fans are afraid that Kiki will be going after Griffin on GENERAL HOSPITAL and stealing her mother’s boyfriend away from her! “I can’t fault Ava for being suspicious,” Hayley Erin (Kiki) confided to Soaps In Depth with a wink. “Everyone knows Matt Cohen is beautiful, and Kiki knows Griffin is beautiful. And he’s also this great guy! So as we see Kiki’s relationship with him grow, maybe there are feelings there.”

    Still, the actress insists that her GH alter ego wouldn’t steal her mom’s man, at least not intentionally! “Sometimes, people are just so compatible and good together, and it’s so easy,” she mused. “And that’s what brings them together and makes us want to see them together.” And this is a far cry from the earlier storyline where Ava was sleeping with Kiki’s boyfriend, Morgan! “It’s a fun new take on the situation,” Erin declared, “because we’ve had the Morgan dynamic, which was super-elevated drama. But Griffin is the polar opposite in the sense that he’s calm, cool, and collected. You have these little arguments between the three of them, and he’s the peacemaker — the priest. I’m really enjoying the dynamic.”

    Since it now seems unlikely that Kiki would reunite with Dillon even if he returned to Port Charles, her heart is open for a new romance. And if she’s not going to break up Ava’s relationship, there are actually single guys she could go after in town… like Michael! “I had some scenes with Chad Duell recently and thought, ‘This could go somewhere,’” Erin teased. “And I’ve been dying for there to be some animosity between Kiki and Nelle, because I love Chloe Lanier and her character. Let’s go at it!”

    But the one relationship that will always be a constant in Kiki’s life is the one she shares with her mother, no matter how fraught with drama it can sometimes be. “But I understand Kiki’s back-and-forth,” Erin admitted. “In a relationship, there are good days and bad days. And with Ava, there are so many layers to every situation. We’ve played so much tension for so long, so I’d love for things to stay really, really sweet for a while… and then maybe the Kiki/Griffin reveal could be their destruction!”

    Laura Wright: "I Never Imagined I'd Be Living With My Boyfriend," Wes Ramsey

    (3/15/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) A year ago, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Laura Wright (Carly) wasn’t even thinking about romance, but everything changed when she was reintroduced to fellow actor Wes Ramsey (Peter) at a Daytime Emmy party in April of 2017! “This time last year, I certainly never imagined I’d be living with my boyfriend,” she confided to Soaps In Depth. “I couldn’t even imagine what having a boyfriend would look like!”

    After going through a divorce a few years ago, Wright admitted she was “in a dark place” and fought to find happiness, and now she’s discovered new love with Ramsey, who she used to work with on GUIDING LIGHT where she played Cassie and he was Sam. In fact, the two lovebirds are now sharing a place together in West Hollywood!

    “I’m not 25,” Wright laughed. “I didn’t need to sleep on it. And we know how lucky we are to have this, so there’s a lot of gratitude. There’s a lot of respect… and a lot of self-love. I don’t need him to complete me. So our time together is just about enjoying the moment and not trying to fix each other.”

    The GH star also shares a house with her kids, John (17) and Lauren (19), in Santa Ynez, but loves spending quality time with her new beau. “We love to hike and we love the ocean, sunsets, and going to the movies,” she revealed. “And right now, we’re reading The Fountainhead — he reads to me every morning. Yeah, he’s that guy!”

    With all the stress and drama of real life, including work, bills, and everything else, it’s important to find and appreciate those special moments together. “We still have hurdles, walls, and things life throws at us,” Wright declared. “When I have 10 other things I think I need to do, I make the decision — ‘I’m going to sit here and listen to you read me this story.’ To slow down, be in the moment, and be together is a choice Wes and I make every day.”

    Genie Francis Back To GH?

    (3/12/18) Could Genie Francis be on her way back to GH? The actress tweeted that she recently met with Executive Producer Frank Valentini. “Had a lovely lunch with @valentinifrank this week. @GeneralHospital #GH,” she shared. In January, it was reported that she had been taken off contract at the soap she first called home in 1977, and fans reacted strongly to the news, which prompted her to tweet, “I would like to thank all my wonderful fans for their support. It has made me feel so much better.” Currently, Laura is off-camera, tending to her grandson, Spencer.

    Chad Duell and Courtney Hope Open up About Their Real-Life Love Story

    (3/12/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Three years ago, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Chad Duell (Michael) met THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Courtney Hope (Sally) at a party, and he has his friend and former castmate, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) to thank for the introduction. Almost immediately, the pair hit it off and found they had a lot in common. “We started talking about music, agriculture — real things,” Hope recalled. “And at parties in L.A., that’s not uncommon.”

    However, after the evening came to an end, Duell found himself keeping his distance. “I wanted to hang out with her,” he confessed, “but part of me knew I would end up dating her. I guess I was scared.” Thankfully, Hope sent Duell one last silly message before giving up on him entirely, and the rest is history!

    “My parents always used to tell me love should be easy and with someone who’s your best friend,” she explained. “Growing up, I didn’t believe that existed anymore. When I met Chad, it was the first time I ever saw what they were talking about.”

    Over the past few years, the couple have built a strong relationship, and Duell wants to be as thoughtful and romantic as his beau has been when it comes to gifts. “For my birthday, Courtney got me a trip to Japan and a room at the hotel my favorite movie, Lost in Translation, took place in,” he revealed. “That was probably the coolest thing anyone’s ever done for me.”

    But Hope admitted that grand gestures aren’t as important as you might think when it comes to expressing love. “Being thoughtful is a form of being romantic,” she mused. “I’ll come home from a long day at work and he’ll bring me flowers or even just my favorite protein bar. That means something to me. He’s thinking about me.”

    As happy as the lovebirds are, however, they admit that marriage isn’t in the cards… at least not yet! “If we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together,” Hope suggested, “why rush it?”

    Haley Pullos Is Thrilled to Announce: "I'm Gonna Be an Aunty!"

    (3/12/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Photo) Young GENERAL HOSPITAL star Haley Pullos (Molly) shared an absolutely wonderful photo on Instagram and had to apologize for the expression that she simply couldn’t control! “If you can’t already tell by my ugly laughing/crying face, I am absolutely beside myself,” she explained. “My big sister is preggers and I’m gonna be an aunty! Congrats Steph and Jake, I love you both so much!”

    While Pullos didn’t say how her sister broke the news to her, we hope it was by presenting her with that “Aunt Haley” T-shirt, which is absolutely amazing and we suspect the young GH star will wear until it falls apart! “I’m totally going to spoil the baby,” she gushed on Twitter. “I’m so excited!”

    And even as fans were congratulating Pullos on the wonderful news, some others couldn’t stop themselves from questioning her spelling of “aunty,” if you can believe it! “I know people usually spell it ‘auntie’ but I just like the flow of Aunty Haley,” she responded. “You know, with the two Y’s. I don’t know, just go with it. Auntie and Aunty are both accepted spellings, Auntie is just more common.”

    Pullos also noted: “The happiness and joy always outshines the ugliness.” And when another fan pointed out that she should suggest to her sister that the name Haley works for both boys and girls, she quickly agreed. “How did I not even think of this?” Pullos tweeted. “You are absolutely right!”

    Pullos' excitement at becoming an aunt is contageous, and given the actress’ skills with Instagram and Snapchat, we can’t wait to see all the pictures she takes of the new addition to the family!

    Is Faison Really Dead on GENERAL HOSPITAL? — Anders Hove Speaks Out!

    (3/9/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Faison tore through Port Charles like a whirlwind on GENERAL HOSPITAL — wreaking havoc, killing his newfound son, and then dying himself, all in the blink of an eye. It was a blast for Anders Hove, who has played the supervillain on and off for 30 years, so no, of course, he wouldn’t mind in the slightest if another return from the dead was in the cards for his character! “It’s nice to be allowed to be the badass every once in a while in this politically-correct world we live in,” he admited to Soaps In Depth. “I enjoy it.”

    When he got the call to reprise his role once more, the actor, who lives in Denmark, hopped a plane and, upon landing in L.A., hit the ground running. “What happened during my visit would usually take a month or two,” he marveled. “It was eight shows in four days. We had a little breakdown the first day due to exhaustion,” he adds, “but beyond that, I loved it. We had some good material to work with — a lot of people got hurt, and a lot was explained with the Jason Morgan story. Those brothers are going to look at each other with different eyes… but I think there are still some loose ends. GH just set it up beautifully for me.”

    Hove didn’t have much time to get back into Faison’s head, but that was okay — the key to playing him is his heart. “The overall issue for Faison, whatever he does, is that he loves Anna — just maybe not in a redeeming way!” he chuckled. “As stupid as he was to take Robin hostage, it was because he loved Anna. And he even goes down believing Anna is his true love!”

    As for the spy who didn’t love him, Hove contends she’s not over Faison, either. “Going back to the WSB stories and the crystal, Anna’s always been conflicted with the fact that Faison’s in her life,” he mused. “I’ve been by her side, so to speak, all these years. One way or another, they are totally connected. She’ll have her second thoughts, believe me, now that I’m gone.”

    Of course, it was Nathan, not Anna, who lured Faison back to town, and that made him see his most ardent admirer in a new light. “That Obrecht, she’s special,” Hove said. “And when Faison realized he had a grandson with her, there was a moment of recognizing her and their life together. I liked that.”

    Unfortunately, the psycho then killed their son, Nathan, leaving Port Charles to contend with dark Peter/Henrik. “It’s going to be interesting to see what happens to that character,” Hove grinned. “He’s a brilliant, good-looking young man who’s been let down — and has certain genes from his father that are not worth bragging about!”

    Ultimately, Jason got his revenge on Faison, bringing about his downfall. “I was the one who killed him five years ago,” reminded Hove. “Steve Burton (Jason) and I had some great scenes. He’s a nice guy!” In another genre, that would mark the conclusion of Faison’s story. “I’m closer to dead than ever in the past... but I’ve died a few times, right?” Hove teased with a wink. “I’ll turn up anytime GH calls.”

    While he was floored by this run — thanks to both jet lag and the show’s staggering production pace! — the legacy player appreciated the energy that executive producer Frank Valentini has brought to the venerable soap. “He’s always on stage, directing left and right,” Hove raves. “He has his finger on the pulse.”

    When all was said and done, “I think he was happy, and when he’s happy, I’m happy,” Hove remarked of Valentini. “We don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, but he’s the one who brought Faison back to life, so to speak, back in ’12. Maybe Faison is dead this time. But I have a good relationship with Frank, and that doesn’t matter at all.”

    If GH does cook up another return, Hove has only one request: “I’d want it to be a minimum six-month contract, so it’s less hectic,” he says. “Not that I minded living this gypsy life for a week or two... but if there’s ever going to be another run, I hope I can stay for awhile.” And if this turns out to be his last hurrah, “It’s been a great run,” he says with a grin. “I have no complaints!”

    Bradford Anderson Returns to GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (3/9/18) (Photo) Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Damian Spinelli can celebrate again because Bradford Anderson is making another return to Port Charles! “Early call this morning,” the actor joked on Instagram of a selfie taken outside the GH makeup department. “They had to lay it on thick.”

    Last summer the soap shared a photo of him in costume on set with Kirsten Storms (Maxie)! “A lovely morning with the lovelier than ever Kirsten,” Anderson tweeted of that visit to the set. “Stay tuned, tweeps!”

    Fans were disappointed when Spinelli officiated Maxie and Nathan's wedding back in January of 2017 and the role was played by DAYS OF OUR LIVES alum Blake Berris (ex-Nick). At the time, the shooting schedule couldn’t be worked out with Anderson because he was busy taping some episodes of Showtime’s critically-acclaimed series HOMELAND.

    While GH hasn’t released any details regarding when Anderson’s latest stint on the soap will begin, or how long it will be, fans are already eagerly anticipating Spinelli’s return. With Nathan gone, Maxie could certainly use the support of her dear friend (and ex-husband) Spinelli. Also, his investigative skills could come in handy with Jason's search for Henrik Faison. Stay tuned to find out what brings him back this time!

    Pretty Little Liars Spinoff Pilot Adds Kelly Rutherford, Hayley Erin

    (3/9/18) Freeform’s search for its Perfectionists has finally come to an end.

    The network on Friday announced the full cast of the upcoming Pretty Little Liars spinoff, which already included Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish — reprising the roles of Alison and Mona, respectively — as well as Descendants’ Sofia Carson, who will be playing a new character named Ava.

    Here’s a full rundown of all the new players coming to The Perfectionists:

    * Sydney Park (The Walking Dead) will play Caitlin, “the perfect daughter of two perfect mothers” who would one day like to follow in her Senator mother’s footsteps with a career in politics. In addition to being “smart and driven,” Caitlin also “thrives under pressure,” which I imagine she’ll face plenty of on this show.

    * Newcomer Eli Brown will play Dylan, a talented cellist who’s “deeply committed to his two passions, his music and his boyfriend Andrew.” As a result of feeling judged in his small hometown, he now “feels the need to be the best in all of his endeavors.”

    * Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl) will play Claire Hotchkiss, who — along with her husband — founded Hotchkiss Industries and Beacon Heights University. She believes “perfection is attainable and is the person who pulls the strings behind the scenes to get what she wants.”

    * Lastly, General Hospital‘s Hayley Erin will play a “mysterious, unnamed role.”

    GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn Hosts East Coast Fan Events

    (3/9/18) GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) has announced three dates for her upcoming meet-and-greets on the East Coast. Meet Grahn over dinner in New York City on Saturday, May 19; lunch in Red Bank, NJ on Sunday, May 20; and for lunch in Boston, MA on Saturday, May 26. Email NancyLeeGrahnEvents@gmail.com for tickets and more information.

    Mark Hamill stops traffic at Walk of Fame star unveiling

    (3/9/18) Luke Skywalker stopped traffic in Hollywood on Thursday as thousands of fans checked out his Walk of Fame star ceremony.

    Crowds mobbed Mark Hamill as he prepared to unveil his plaque, prompting traffic police to shut down streets leading to the ceremony, which was also attended by the actor’s Star Wars castmate Harrison Ford and director George Lucas.

    Hamill shot a skit before his ceremony as he faked jackhammering comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s star outside the El Capitan Theater to make way for his own.

    Kimmel’s late-night show is filmed next door.

    The Star Wars icon previously poked fun at U.S. leader Donald Trump as he celebrated news of his Walk of Fame star last month.

    “Can’t say this is a dream come true because I was never foolish enough to think something like this could ever happen,” the actor tweeted. “When part of me doubts I deserve such an honor, I remind myself that someone got a ‘Star’ for just one crappy reality show.”

    Hamill was referring to President Trump, who received the 2,327th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007 for his work on reality show The Apprentice.

    Erin Cahill on Criminal Minds 3/21/18

    (3/9/18) “The Capilanos” – The BAU is called to Oklahoma to investigate a murderous clown terrorizing the sleepy town of Guymon, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, March 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Jonathan Brooks (Sal Capilano), Jon Beavers (Tony Capilano), Erin Cahill (Mia Wilson).

    ‘Grand Hotel’: Anne Winters & Bryan Craig Cast In ABC Drama Pilot

    (3/8/18) Tyrant alumna Anne Winters and Bryan Craig (Valor) have booked series regular roles on ABC drama pilot Grand Hotel, from Eva Longoria, Brian Tanen and ABC Studios.

    Written by Tanen based on a Spanish format and directed by Ken Olin, Grand Hotel is a soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering on the family who owns the business, the staff who run it and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior.

    Winters will play Ingrid, a beautiful hotel employee who would rather be anything else. She’s humorously candid about not liking her job (or any job, really) and spends much of her time trying to find shortcuts to a richer, easier life. Craig will portray Javi, no-filter playboy who loves to disobey his father.

    Longoria and Ben Spector executive produce via UnbeliEVAble Entertainment alongside Tanen as well as Ramon Campos and Teresa Fernandez-Valdes via Bambu Producctiones, showrunner of the original Spanish show. ABC Studios is the studio.

    Winters can next be seen in season 2 of Netflix’s critically praised series 13 Reasons Why and in Universal’s Night School opposite Kevin Hart. She previously was a series regular on ABC’s Wicked City and FX’s Tyrant. Winters is repped by Gersh and Primary Wave Entertainment.

    Craig currently recurs on the CW’s military drama series Valor. He recently won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Morgan Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital after two previous nominations. On the film side, Craig starred in indies Ride and American Fighter. He’s repped by Innovative Artists.

    Michelle Stafford Had GENERAL HOSPITAL Fans Worried Nina Would Take Maxie's Baby!

    (3/8/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) With two women on GENERAL HOSPITAL pregnant at the same time, fans have already begun predicting a baby switch storyline on the horizon, assuming that the scheming Nelle will lose her baby and replace it by stealing Maxie’s. But during an impromptu interview with Malia Karlinsky of Seattle Refined, Michelle Stafford had some fans worried Nina might steal Maxie's baby!

    The actress admitted that she enjoys her GH alter ego’s unique view of the world. “I love that Nina is fun and she’s somewhat childlike,” she confided. And despite Nina’s newfound stability, she also warned that the character may not have left her wackiness behind completely. “Nina is sort of becoming strong for everyone else,” Stafford mused. “I like the way that they’re writing Nina right now. I like this Nina. She’s really being there for her sister-in-law. And I think they might be toying with Nina wanting to take Maxie’s baby.”

    Fans are very protective of Maxie and her baby right now, so Stafford clarified on Twitter that she wasn't serious. "It was a joke!" she tweeted afterward. Although, while it's unlikely Nina would revert to her old ways and steal Maxie and Nathan’s child the way she did with Avery when Ava gave birth. It could be a very dramatic story if Nina felt that following Nathan’s death, Maxie isn’t in any fit state to raise a baby, and pursues legal custody of her niece or nephew. Especially if Maxie suffers from post-partum depression following the birth.

    Nina seems to have gotten over her obsession with babies and seems content with being stepmother to Valentin’s daughter, Charlotte. And Stafford also believes that her character has turned a corner. “She had some issues that she’s addressed and now she’s okay,” the Emmy winner insists. So no more baby stealing!

    Purchase Emme Rylan’s Handmade Goods In Person

    (3/6/18) Emme Rylan (Lulu, GH), who will be selling her hand-crafted wares at a pop-up version of her Etsy shop at GH’s official fan convention on March 10 and 11 in Burbank. “I’ve been working 24 hours a day prepping for this!” reports the actress. “I am so excited about it. I am trying to make it like a boutique experience and I am going to have basically a little bit of everything that I make there — bracelets and necklaces and earrings, handbags, banners and wall hangings. I’m going to have some baby headbands and Dakota [her daughter] will be there modeling one. There aren’t going to be a lot of headbands or handbags, so if there’s something that people want, they should come to the booth the first day.” In addition, she’ll be raffling off a special piece. “Some of the stuff that I make is so time-consuming, like a knitted item or a more intricate piece where honestly, if I were going to sell it, I would have to sell it for a lot of money. So I have something special that’s not for sale, and every time someone makes a purchase, they’ll get a raffle ticket and then I’ll draw from that at the end of the weekend. If they’re already gone, I will call them and mail it to them.” With every purchase, fans will also get an autographed 8×10 picture of Rylan. “I also have the cutest little gift bags and jewelry boxes,” Rylan coos. “I’m so into them, Don [Money, her partner] is like, ‘You’ve lost your mind!’ “For convention tickets, click here https://www.creationent.com/cal/gh_burbank.html.

    Roswell Reboot: PLL's Tyler Blackburn, Originals' Nathan Parsons Join Cast

    (3/6/18) A pair of familiar TV faces are descending on Roswell. Pretty Little Liars‘ Tyler Blackburn and The Originals‘ Nathan Parsons have joined the The CW’s in-the-works reboot, which is putting an immigration twist on the original WB/UPN sci-fi saga.

    The potential series — penned by Originals scribe Carina Adly MacKenzie — centers on Liz Ortecho (Grey’s Anatomy up-and-comer Jeanine Mason), a jaded biomedical researcher and the daughter of undocumented immigrants who is haunted by a tragic incident. She discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush (played by Parsons): He’s an alien.

    Blackburn, meanwhile, will portray Sgt. Alex Manes, who, after returning home from the Middle East aims to adhere to his father’s expectations, abandoning his dreams and the possibility of a future with the man he loves.

    Amber Tamblyn and Her Baby Almost Got Hit by a Van in NYC

    (3/4/18) Amber Tamblyn and her 1-year-old daughter were almost mowed down by a man driving a van in NYC Sunday ... this according to Amber herself.

    The "General Hospital" actress tweeted the scary news late Sunday morning saying a man driving a grey van in Brooklyn had tried ramming her and her baby girl while they were crossing the street in a stroller.

    If anyone in Brooklyn near the intersection of Washington Ave and Atlantic Ave just saw a Hasidic man in a grey van try to hit a woman and her baby in a stroller as she crossed a crosswalk, honking and touching the stroller with the car’s bumper, please DM me. That woman was me. — Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 4, 2018

    Amber says the man was honking his horn and that the bumper actually made contact with baby Marlow's stroller. She asked folks on Twitter to DM her if anyone had seen the man or had any other info.

    Luckily, Amber and Marlow seem to be OK -- though she says she was shaken by the incident.

    We've reached out to the NYPD to see if Amber has filed a police report yet. Law enforcement sources tell us no 911 calls from the cross streets mentioned by Amber have been placed as of this writing.

    Soap Alum Brianna Brown Expecting

    (3/4/18) Brianna Brown (ex-Claudia, DYNASTY; ex-Lisa, GH) is pregnant with her first child. Brown and hubby Richie Keen are expecting a baby boy, reports the actress via Instagram, stating, “We couldn’t be happier to announce that we are expecting!” The bundle of joy is due in early July. The couple wed in May of 2017. Congrats to the happy family!

    GH Preview: An Earthquake Rocks Port Charles!

    (3/3/18) Expect major drama next week on GH when an earthquake strikes Port Charles. “Lives will be changed forever,” says Co-Head Writer Shelly Altman. “The earthquake itself causes a couple of emergencies,” and Michael “is one of the early potential victims.” And on what should have been the happiest day of his life (the day he was poised to marry Liz), “Franco finds himself in a situation where his only hope for safety is at the hands of his greatest enemy, Jason Morgan.” For the full scoop, check out the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, on sale now.

    Ryan Paevey Opens up About Leaving GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (3/3/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Days after shooting Nathan’s death, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Ryan Paevey was having “mixed emotions” about wrapping up his run in Port Charles. “It’s weird,” he sighed to Soaps In Depth. “I’m so excited about what’s ahead, but the last week is when it really started hitting me. I’d be shooting scenes with somebody and think, ‘This is the last time I’m going to work with him.’ Or I’d look up at the lights and realize this was the last time I was going to see those lights. I was really taking it all in. It was crazy. I mean, four and a half years!”

    It’s not that the actor regretted his decision to leave the soap. “I was ready to go, and I think GH knew that,” Paevey revealed. “It was a completely amicable situation. I mean, I owe this show so much. When GH gave me this job, I didn’t even call myself an actor — I didn’t even know if I wanted to be an actor. And as those of you who were watching back then know, it’s been a journey. I’ve learned a lot!”

    Today, Paevey not only embraces the title actor, but he’s become a Hallmark star, broke records on BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS and launched Fortunate Wanderer, a lifestyle brand featuring his hand-crafted jewelry and photography. “This experience has enabled me to do some cool things in my life,” he grinned. “It was a great job, I’ve enjoyed working in a creative field, and I met some interesting people. Plus, no one ever tried to stab me! That actually happened at a bar and a construction site.”

    All kidding aside, the former construction worker, barkeep, and model thanked his co-stars for his on-the-job training. “I have a long track record of working with the best,” Paevey marveled. “I started with the incomparable Finola Hughes (Anna). I mean, how can you go wrong? She was my boss back when she was commissioner. I also had Donna Mills (ex-Madeline) as my sorta mom! And then it was Kirsten Storms (Maxie) by my side the whole way. Maybe they weren’t [meant to be] my mentors… but if you’re not an idiot, you try to learn osmotically!”

    Paevey also credited GH fans for sticking by him — and sticking it to him at times! “I’m just so appreciative of the fans,” he said. “The fact that anybody would want to watch me? They don’t even have to like me — and some of them didn’t! But even that was good because it helped me grow.”

    When asked about his favorite storyline, Paevey didn't hesitate. “My death was the best thing I’ve ever gotten to play,” he raved. “The stuff in the hospital was so well-written. I was really amazed and, to be honest, honored they wrote it for me. Plus, they managed to get me out of my shirt one last time. Couldn’t leave without that!”

    While Paevey’s exit had been in the works for a while, GH managed to throw a doozy of a surprise at him. “I knew Nathan was going to die,” he confided. “But I didn’t know it was going to be Faison or that he was going to be my dad! That was wild.”

    As we all know, Nathan’s father has a knack for coming back from the dead, but the actor — who has become a bit of a gun expert in hopes of landing some action gigs in the future — didn't think we’ll see his character rise again. “I’m happy to come back and be a ghost,” he winked. “In fact, I already have! But no, I’m not coming back. Right now, I’m looking forward to what’s next.”

    Soap producer Jill Farren Phelps lists her scenic spot on Mulholland Drive

    (3/3/18) (sun-sentinel.com) Decorated television producer Jill Farren Phelps, whose work on the daytime soaps “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless” has won her scores of Emmys, has put her home on Mulholland Drive on the market for $2.5 million.

    The ranch-style house, built in 1962 and full of colorful details, is secluded on more than half an acre above the Hollywood Hills and adjacent to protected land.

    The 2,606-square-foot house features vibrant hues and wallpaper, crown molding and hardwood floors. A brick-surround fireplace anchors the living and dining rooms, which center on panoramic views through a row of French doors.

    The brickwork continues in the family room, which has a wall filled with built-ins and doors opening to the patio. A skylight-topped breakfast nook sits off the updated kitchen. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms complete the floor plan.

    Outside, a blue-tiled swimming pool and spa take in the city lights and mountains. Lush landscaping and lawn complete the grounds.

    Emmanuel Xuereb and Salvator Xuereb of 360 Realty are the listing agents.

    Farren Phelps, 67, got her start in television in 1974 as a production assistant on the show “Guiding Light” and won the first of 11 Daytime Emmys in the early ’80s as the music director for “General Hospital." Her other credits include such soap operas as “Santa Barbara,” “Another World” and “One Life to Live.”

    Talk Show Appearance

    (3/3/18) The View – ABC

    Tuesday, March 6 – Amber Tamblyn guest co-hosts

    The Twisted History of GENERAL HOSPITAL's Betsy Frank

    (3/2/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) In the quest for the truth about his past, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Franco tried going to his birth parents, but they were no help. However, his adoptive mother, Betsy Frank, held the answers he sought. If you’re confused about Franco’s family lineage, don’t worry, you’re not alone! And if you’re thinking that Betsy didn't look the same as the first time she appeared on GH, you’re right, because actress Deborah Strang took over the role!

    Nurse Elizabeth “Betsy” Frank was introduced in July of 2010 during the highly-publicized run of actor James Franco, who originated the role of the obsessive artist Franco on the soap. The role at the time was played by the actor’s real-life mother, Betsy Franco. The obsessed artist had stolen Lucky and Liz’s son, Aiden, from the hospital and tried to give the baby to her as a way of apologizing for being such a terrible child. Betsy managed to convince Franco that she loved him and Dante persuaded Betsy to give Aiden back to his parents.

    Betsy returned for an appearance in 2013 when she was questioned regarding Kiki’s whereabouts. (At the time, Kiki was believed to be Franco’s daughter, originally named Lauren.) Betsy denied having any contact with the girl and accused Ava of keeping her from Franco. In 2014, she was once again questioned, this time about where Franco could be hiding with Nina and the baby she had abducted from Ava.

    By the time Franco questioned his adoptive mother about his mysterious past, Strang had stepped into the role. The actress is no stranger to daytime, with a 1998 appearance as Susanne Madison on PORT CHARLES listed among her credits. Strang has also played multiple roles on NBC sudser DAYS OF OUR LIVES and made primetime appearances in series like THE X-FILES, ER, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, GREY’S ANATOMY, and most recently, SCORPION.

    Betsy claimed Drew had died, but eventually revealed that she had sent him away after Franco had pushed him down a flight of stairs when he was three. As Franco and Drew both investigated their past together, they were surprised to learn that Jim Harvey was dating her while they were children. And now that she seems to have disappeared, might the developer have something to do with it? And does she hold even more secrets waiting to be revealed? Only time will tell!

    ABC Executive Nathan Varni Hopes to Have Genie Francis Back on GENERAL HOSPITAL "Sooner Than Later"

    (3/2/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL were upset when it was reported that veteran actress Genie Francis (Laura) had been dropped from contract to recurring status with the soap. But ABC network executive Nathan Varni had some hopeful news for them when he did an interview for “Daytime After Dark” on Blog Talk Radio on Feb. 16. “Hopefully we’ve not lost Genie Francis,” he told host Carly. “I know there’s been a lot of chatter online and all kinds of different opinions. She is technically on recurring status as everyone knows.”

    Knowing that fans have been very vocal about seeing the actress back on screen again, Varni assured them that GH wants the same thing. “What we want is a prolific, big story for Laura that deserves the many talents of Genie Francis,” he declared. “So our writers are thinking and working on that as we speak. It’s my intention that I hope we can continue to have a relationship as Genie obviously is a very important part of GH and the GH family. But you know, we want to be able to service the talents of Genie and we don’t want to just have any tiny little story where she kind of blends into the background. We want a Laura-centric story. So we are continuing to work on that and hopefully, that will be on screen sooner than later.”

    The character of Laura Collins was last seen in the Jan. 22 episode of GH where she dropped out of the Port Charles mayoral race in order to care for her injured grandson, Spencer, in France. On Feb. 23, the actress tweeted an old cast photo from 1980 to celebrate the airing of the soap’s 14,000th episode. She is also going to be part of the “Legends of GH” fan events this May featuring fellow vets like Ian Buchanan (ex-Duke), Emma Samms (ex-Holly), Finola Hughes (Anna), and more. You can get more information on the events and order tickets on her official website.

    Stay tuned to find out when Laura will be back in Port Charles and what big storyline they create for Francis to play.

    Kelly Monaco Fires Back at Internet Haters

    (3/2/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Soap fans are notoriously passionate, and recently, GENERAL HOSPITAL fans have become extremely vocal about their opinions regarding the Jason/Sam/Drew triangle. And while Steve Burton (Jason) has already taken to social media to ask fans to stop bashing his co-stars and each other, Kelly Monaco (Sam) has now been inspired to do the same! When one fan tweeted their opinion on how Monaco and co-star Billy Miller (Drew) don’t care about their fans as much as getting their paycheck from GH, another declared that both actors were fake and “beyond arrogant.” And that drove the actress to fire back.

    “Not that I owe you a response because you are being really mean,” Monaco tweeted. “But you have no idea what you’re talking about. Both Billy and I donated all of the proceeds from our event to the NextGenFace charity.” She then added the hashtag “#killywithkindness” that she has used before, and another to declare her Twitter a “#bullyfreezone.”

    NextGenFace is a non-profit organization that seeks to help children with craniofacial conditions with medical, surgical, and psychosocial specialists to address their condition. Monaco and Miller recently held a “Killy Live” fan event on the East Coast and donated the proceeds from that to the charity.

    While Monaco and Miller have their share of devoted fans who would happily attend their fan event, it’s unfortunate that some viewers who believe that Sam should be with Jason continue to bash the actors and their GH characters on social media. Hopefully, everyone can learn to get along!

    Kristina Wagner Would Love to Work With Ex-Husband Jack Wagner Again on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (3/2/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) With Maxie pregnant and mourning the death of her husband, Nathan, on GENERAL HOSPITAL, it’s no surprise that her mom, Felicia Scorpio, is right there to support her during her time of need. And it was the perfect time for her portrayer, Kristina Wagner, to take to Twitter and answer fan questions about saying goodbye to Ryan Paevey (ex-Nathan), her own future with GH, and how much she’d love to work with her ex-husband again!

    As soon as Wagner began playing Felicia in 1984, her pairing with Jack Wagner’s Frisco became one of the soap’s most popular supercouples. And in real life, the actors were married for years and had two sons, Peter and Harrison. And when one of the first questions was whether she missed working with him on the soap, the actress quickly declared she definitely did. “He’s a fine actor and a good friend and my fabulous ex,” Wagner proclaimed. “I’d love to work with Jack again. I feel we have so much new perspective on things. It would be nice to share it.”

    These days, Felicia is happily married to Mac, although the daytime vet admitted she couldn’t promise fans that the couple would have any big storylines coming up. “I’m not gonna lie,” Wagner confessed. “That is uncertain. However, I’m not going anywhere. Why would I do that?”

    Fans were devastated by the powerful writing and acting during the episodes surrounding the death of Paevey’s Det. Nathan West, and Wagner revealed that it was such as emotionally powerful to shoot. “It was very sad to say good bye,” she admitted. “[Ryan is] a gentle, kind, unassuming guy.”

    Looking back at her past on GH, Wagner cited a favorite storyline that many fans might not even remember. “Felicia became an activist for endangered elephants,” she recalled. “It created a real-life awareness of the plight of the African elephant. I love when shows like this have opportunities to tell a story of love, human and animal rights, and raise awareness for important issues our culture faces every day. The more we can come together the more peace we can have.”

    ABC Exec Says Hayden's Return to GENERAL HOSPITAL is "Definitely a Possibility"

    (3/2/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Ever since Hayden Barnes skipped town in September of 2017, fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the return of Rebecca Budig to the role. The last viewers saw of her, she was writing Finn a letter apologizing for jilting him at the altar and disappearing. And while she also claimed to have lost their baby, it was clear that she was still very much pregnant! So fans have been eager for her to come back to Port Charles so Finn can learn that he’s a daddy, but ABC executive Nathan Varni admitted in an interview with “Daytime After Dark” on Blog Spot Radio that it’s not in the immediate future.

    “I think it’s definitely a possibility,” he allowed. “As you know, we left Hayden telling Finn she lost the baby but the reality of the situation was that she did not lose the baby. So I think with that cliffhanger, there’s definitely room to perhaps one day play that again.

    “Obviously no guarantees,” Varni continued, “but I think the writers did a good job of kind of tying that story up and leaving a lot to be desired and that could be a potential obstacle down the road for Finn and kind of a big surprise. So we’ll have to see. But I think it’ll be a while as we’re not quite yet to that point where we’re ready to return Hayden to the canvas.”

    In fact, some fans have been so eager to have Budig back on GH that they’ve been imagining possible storylines for her including one where Hayden’s child is the one that Brad and Lucas are planning to adopt! Of course, in daytime, anything is possible.

    Budig first found fame in daytime as Michelle Bauer on CBS soap GUIDING LIGHT, but her biggest role was as Greenlee Smythe on ALL MY CHILDREN. And in a recent Instagram pic she shared, the actress was reunited with former Pine Valley castmate Cameron Mathison (Ryan) in California.

    Budig is still in touch with her old co-stars as she lives her home life with husband Michael Benson and their three-year-old daughter, Charlotte. And hopefully one day she can reprise her role on GH and Finn can learn that Hayden gave birth to his child!

    Maurice Benard Opens up About His "Tragic" Storyline

    (3/2/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) When GENERAL HOSPITAL brought Mike Corbin back to the show, it introduced a powerful new storyline for Maurice Benard to play as Sonny has been forced to confront his father’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. “It’s beautiful but tragic,” the Emmy winner told Soaps In Depth. “This story has scared me more than any other story I’ve done. This is something everyone can relate to.”

    Because Ron Hale, the original actor who played Mike, retired back in 2010, GH brought in Max Gail, best known as Wojo on the classic sitcom BARNEY MILLER, to take over the role and Benard couldn’t have been more thrilled by their choice. “It’s exciting to walk on the set with Max” he raved. “Just touching him in a scene… it feels like my real-life father, to a T. And Mike’s wardrobe, it’s just like my dad’s. Even his hat makes me think of my dad. It makes me very emotional.”

    In fact, even as viewers are touched by how this emotional tale is unfolding, the actors themselves are finding it tough to play. After a recent scene finished taping, Benard was seen composing himself alone, behind a set, clearly touched by the storyline. “Yes,” he confessed. “Crying like a baby. Max is amazing. He’s so good — all I have to do is look into his eyes.”

    Fans have been praising the writing and performances online, and in person, the stars have been getting raves from their castmates. “I’ve never had so many actors come up to me at the studio,” Benard confided with a smile, “and tell me how great a storyline is.”

    Tristan Rogers Back To GH!

    (3/1/18) Tristan Rogers will be reprising his fan-fave role of Robert Scorpio on GH, the actor confirmed on Twitter. “I’m coming back. Start work on March 19,” he wrote. The actor last appeared in Port Charles in January 2017.

    TK Weaver Declares: "I'd Never Leave GENERAL HOSPITAL"

    (2/27/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Child actor TK Weaver gave a little bit of a scare to GENERAL HOSPITAL fans with a recent tweet that led them to worry he was going to be leaving the soap! The boy, who plays Danny Morgan on the ABC sudser, shared a photo of himself digging into a big plate of chocolate chip pancakes at IHOP with the caption: “Killing time between new pilot auditions. Wish me luck!”

    Weaver debuted as little Danny on GH back in May of 2016, and quickly became a fan favorite, so many feared his landing a role on a new show could take him away from Port Charles. But he was quick to reassure them. “I love being Danny, and I’d never leave GH,” he tweeted. “Secretly — please don’t tell my mom — I hope to one day follow in my dad’s footsteps. He’s like a superhero in the mob. So cool! But I'm still very young, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens with Danny.”

    As the son of Steve Burton’s Jason and Kelly Monaco’s Sam, Danny could have the skills to follow in their footsteps, but some viewers were also a little worried about Weaver's choice of a career for his alter ego! "Loving all the comments," he tweeted back at them. "Don’t worry, I think lots of five-year-olds think being a spy or superhero would be cool. Things change. My mom says no guns — not even fake — and I don’t like them either so... we’ll see what happens when Danny grows up."

    He also reported that his auditions went quite well! “I want to thank you all for your kind words and support,” he tweeted to fans. “I so appreciate having you all along with me on this journey. I think I did pretty well on my first audition, I was too tall for the second, and I am hopeful about the third. I’ll keep you posted!”

    A talented young performer like Weaver is sure to find himself cast in call kinds of terrific roles, so we’ll be sure to let you know about them as soon as they’re announced.

    Drew Cheetwood Welcomes a Baby Girl

    (2/27/18) (Photo) Congratulations to GENERAL HOSPITAL actor Drew Cheetwood (ex-Milo) and his wife, Jenna, on the birth of their new baby girl, Everly Drew! He revealed the pregnancy on Feb. 16, and the mom-to-be looked pretty far along, but then on Feb. 24, he shared a photo of himself outside the hospital getting ready to welcome the new addition to the family already!

    “I’m showered, shaved, and super excited,” Cheetwood wrote on Instagram. “You’re coming into a world where you will be protected, loved, and adored. A mother that is fiercely loving and strong, two sisters that are protective, loyal, and kind, and a dad that is so thankful to be blessed with this lot in life. God has certainly surrounded me with amazing little girls and women and I just can’t wait for you to join the club.”

    Then, the following day, Cheetwood shared a photo of himself holding the tiny little newborn as his wife looks on from her hospital bed. “Welcome to the world, Everly Drew,” he announced.

    Everly joins her big sisters Grace, who is nearly five, and Josephine, who is just 16 months old. The Cheetwoods are already one big happy family, and now they’re going to be even happier! All our best for a lifetime of happiness and joy! She’s gorgeous!

    Wally Kurth on Ned Becoming Mayor on GENERAL HOSPITAL and Hoping Laura Returns for a Rematch

    (2/23/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Ned Quartermaine was recently elected mayor of Port Charles on GENERAL HOSPITAL, and his portrayer, Wally Kurth, took to social media to chat with fans about the recent storyline and the beloved co-star he hopes will return for the next election! Many viewers were disappointed when Laura dropped out of the race to go take care of Spencer, and hope that actress Genie Francis will come back to the soap so she can run against Ned the next time! “I hope so, too,” Kurth confided on Twitter. “I love working with Genie. And I hope she returns.”

    Although some hoped Alexis would beat Ned out for mayor, Kurth believes his alter ego is perfect for the job. “I think Ned is a gatekeeper,” he declared. “It’s in his DNA. Mayors, or any public servant for that matter, are gatekeepers at heart. Right?” But the actor doesn’t see himself running for any kind of office in real life like some celebrities do. “I always ran for office in school,” Kurth recalled. “I’m very involved in following politics. I was actually a teenage Republican growing up in Montana. But now, partisan politics are so toxic, so unpopular, I don’t think I could run for anything unless it was non-partisan. I would only run for Mayor. It’s non-partisan. My primary focus would be education, education, and education.”

    Ned’s decision to run for mayor took some viewers by surprise, but Kurth didn’t think it was that out of the blue. “I guess it makes sense on some level, that Ned would run for public office,” he mused. “He always felt comfortable on stage, with a guitar in his hands. He’s not afraid to take a stand and bring something to Port Charles, a city he loves.

    “And let me just say, as the actor,” he added, “my favorite line of the [episode], a line that I feel is the most important sentiment in today’s politics, in today’s world: ‘With all our differences, we have much more that unites us than divides us.’”

    Although Ned had already been elected by the end of Kurth’s twitter chat, Kurth closed out the session with a campaign promise to the fans. “I promise to be the best mayor ever!” he announced. “In the history of GH and all the soaps from all time. Is that too much?”

    Stay tuned to find out just how Ned does running Port Charles.

    Harrison Chase on GENERAL HOSPITAL — Everything You Need to Know!

    (2/23/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Port Charles got a new cop when Josh Swickard made his debut on the Feb. 21 episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL leading many fans to wonder who is Harrison Chase? Well, he’s Dante’s new partner at the Port Charles Police Department, and to say that Officer Falconeri isn’t thrilled with the newbie would be an understatement!

    Nathan’s tragic death hit everyone in Port Charles hard, and it left Dante without a partner. Unfortunately for him, Jordan has brought in Detective Harrison Chase and this is going to cause some friction. While Dante initially tried to make nice with the young officer, the discovery that Chase is a Red Sox fan didn’t sit well with the Yankees supporter! But that may be just the tip of the iceberg as Chase is reportedly going to be a very by-the-book cop which will likely clash with Dante’s looser style.

    Swickard is a daytime newcomer, but he has appeared in an episode of Disney’s K.C. UNDERCOVER and had a recurring role as meathead jock Todd Stetson on another Disney Channel show, LIV AND MADDIE. He’s also a model with Wilhelmina International, and last fall he shared on his Instagram some photos from the set of the movie Roped in which he plays the role of Colton. “This past month I have been filming a fun rodeo movie, and today is the final day on set,” he posted back in October. “These were some of the best weeks of my life and I feel so incredibly blessed and humbled by the experience. Looking forward to the next chapter.”

    While GH hasn’t said anything about how long Chase will be sticking around Port Charles, hopefully, it will be long enough for he and Dante to hash out their differences and find a way to work together. Although if Chase turns out to be connected to other people in town, that could give the character some staying power. Only time will tell, so stay tuned!

    GH Stars On WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE

    (2/23/18) GH’s Donnell Turner (Curtis) and Laura Wright (Carly) will appear on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE on Wednesday, February 28. Both are playing for worthy causes, Turner for Autism Speaks and Wright for One Simple Wish, an organization with the mission of spreading love, hope and joy to children affected by foster care, abuse and neglect. Check local listings!

    GENERAL HOSPITAL's Monica Quartermaine — Relive Her Dramatic History!

    (2/23/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) As one of the longtime veteran actors on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Leslie Charleson’s Monica Quartermaine has been a mainstay of Port Charles since her debut in 1977. Although some fans may be surprised to know that Charleson was actually a recast, taking over for actress Patsy Rahn, who played Monica from 1976-77! Unfortunately, in recent years, Charleson has been on recurring status with GH, meaning some newer fans may be unfamiliar with Monica’s extensive history on the soap. So for those viewers, we thought we’d help fill in the blanks… and for longtime fans, enjoy this trip down Memory Lane!

    Monica arrived in Port Charles recently wed to Jeff Webber, but still in love with his brother, Rick, who had been presumed dead. So naturally when Rick turned up alive and well, Monica cheated on Jeff with his brother, and Jeff cheated on Monica with Heather! Later, Monica was devastated that Rick had fallen in love with Lesley, and schemed to prevent their marriage, accidentally causing Lesley to miscarry Rick’s child. Monica claimed to be moving on with Alan Quartermaine but was still very much infatuated with Rick.

    The revelation that Monica had slept with her foster mother Gail’s husband, Greg, shattered the family, although Gail reconciled with her daughter after Monica explained Greg had forced himself on her. Turning to Alan for support, Monica agreed to marry him, and he bought her a mansion for a wedding present. The Quartermaines welcomed Monica into the family, except for Tracy, who felt Monica was beneath them.

    Following a one-night stand with Rick, Monica became pregnant, and Tracy was immediately suspicious. When Monica gave birth to A.J. during a winter storm, the delirious women confessed that Rick was the father. Enraged, Alan plotted to kill Rick and Monica, but the war came to an end when it was revealed that Alan was, in fact, A.J.’s father. Alan contested their divorce, and the pair was forced to live together in the Quartermaine mansion though they couldn’t stand each other. Alan had an affair with Susan Moore, and she gave birth to his son, Jason. After Susan was murdered, Monica and Alan took Jason in and raised him as their own.

    in the mid-‘80s, Monica had an affair with Sean Donley and kicked the Quartermaines out of the mansion. Eventually, Sean left her for Tiffany and Monica reconciled with Alan and invited the family back home. While recuperating at a spa, Monica slept with one of the employees who turned out to be Ned Ashton, Tracy’s son! When Ned began dating Monica’s secret daughter, Dawn Winthrop, it was the end of Monica and Alan’s marriage. They split up and Alan tied the knot with Lucy Coe!

    After Dawn’s murder and the failure of Alan’s marriage to Lucy, he and Monica were brought back together and they ultimately remarried. When Monica was diagnosed with breast cancer, she tried to push Alan away, but he supported her throughout her ordeal. During this time, Monica befriended fellow cancer patient Paige Bowen, and following her death, adopted her daughter, Emily.

    A tragic car accident that stripped Jason of his memory of the family caused heartache in the Quartermaine family and led to Alan and Monica splitting up again. To cheer herself up, Monica had an affair with fellow doctor Pierce Dorman, who turned around and sued her for sexual harassment! When she lost in court and was fired as a result, a furious Monica kidnapped Dorman and threatened to lobotomize him! Thankfully, she was later vindicated when Pierce was murdered and revealed to have been a drug dealer.

    Alan and Monica reconciled yet again, and survived his addiction to painkillers and the arrival of Sky, who claimed to be his daughter. (Tracy proved otherwise!) Their marriage continued to have its ups and downs but came to a final end in 2007 when Alan passed away. This was tragically followed by Emily’s death later in the year. Monica turned to the bottle, and Tracy sued her for malpractice after she performed surgery on Luke. After going through rehab, Monica was reinstated as chief of staff at General Hospital.

    More recently, it was revealed that Monica had helped A.J. fake his death and sneak out of the country, which led to her once again losing her job at the hospital. She clashed with the new chief of staff, Obrecht, but managed to regain the position with Tracy’s help. And having grown closer to Jason over the years, Monica was touched when he and Sam named their newborn daughter Emily, after her late adopted daughter.

    While Monica doesn’t see as much action in her life now as she did when she was younger, as chief of staff at the hospital, she’s always in the middle of enough drama to keep her busy, so who knows what the future may hold?

    Ryan Paevey Reunited With GENERAL HOSPITAL Co-Stars

    (2/23/18) (Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3) As a working actor, it’s not uncommon to run into friends or former co-stars when out and about at auditions, but fans were surprised to discover that GENERAL HOSPITAL stars Finola Hughes (Anna), Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix), and Ryan Paevey (ex-Nathan) all found themselves at the same place at the same time! “Lookit!” Paevey said on Instagram of his group selfie. “Randomly reuniting with friends is my new favorite way to go into an audition.” He also added in the comments: “I really miss these humans.”

    While many fans took to Paevey’s Instagram comments to wish him luck on this and future auditions, he took a moment to respond to one of them wondering if the actors ever see the comments fans post. “There’s often a lot to do in a day,” he explained, “between running a business, auditioning/testing/reading hundreds of pages while trying to secure more work, occasionally snacking, trying to squeeze in gym time… not often a ton of extra time to pour through the 400-500 comments on some of these. Only caught this one randomly…” But she and the other fans were delighted to know that their good wishes were being received!

    And of course, the other two actors couldn’t resist sharing their own photos of the unexpected reunion. “Ran into these two handsome guys today,” Hughes said of her cute snap with Paevey and Samuel.

    Samuel also made sure to grab a pic with his friends and declared: “Nothing like running into some of your favorite folks, out in the real world!”

    It’s so awesome that these three had an impromptu reunion, even if it was just at an audition. At least they were able to catch up with each other while they weren’t studying their lines! Although none of them mentioned what they were auditioning for, since it’s unlikely they’ were all going out for the same part, maybe they could all be cast in this project together! Wouldn’t that be amazing?

    GENERAL HOSPITAL Actors Star in Powerful New Film 'Surviving Theater 9'

    (2/21/18) Some GENERAL HOSPITAL stars will be appearing in the powerful new film Surviving Theater 9, which is based on the true stories of the midnight screening of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO, on July 20, 2012, where a gunman opened fire in the theater. The incident, which killed 12 and injured 70, was the largest mass shooting in the United States at the time. Sadly, since then, there have been more incidents that have broken that record.

    (Video) GH actors Corbin Bernsen (ex-Durant), Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon), William deVry (Julian), and Donnell Turner (Curtis) will be helping writer and director Tim McGrath, who was one of the survivors, tell his own story and that of the others whose lives were irrevocably changed by the tragic events of that night.

    “Shootings are happening more and more, and it really affects people’s lives,” Watkins said in an interview with some of the cast. “It’s in the media, when it happens, for a few weeks and everybody’s talking about it, and then nobody talks about it. It disappears.”

    Turner, who like many others, was familiar with the shooting, was honored to be a part of telling the powerful tale. “The impact of the story, what it meant to me when I heard about it on the news,” he mused. “The idea that years later, I could be a part of telling the story in a meaningful way, was exciting to me.”

    McGrath was inspired to tell this story to help people heal and so that survivors of violent events such as these can know they are not alone. “The intention for Theater 9 is having a film that shows what people do with what life hands them makes all the difference,” McGrath said in a statement. “And give a path for anyone going through a tough time. The film does not show the shooter, and is non-partisan about gun control. There is plenty of comment on those topics. This is something we haven’t seen.”

    A release date for Surviving Theater 9 has not yet been announced, but you can check out the trailer now.

    ‘Staties’: Annie Ilonzeh Cast As Lead Of ABC Drama Pilot

    (2/21/18) Annie Ilonzeh (Empire) has been cast as the lead in ABC’s drama pilot Staties, from Matt Partney & Corey Evett, Maniac Productions and ABC Studios. She joins previously cast male lead Andy Karl and co-star David Zayas.Written by Partney and Evett and directed by Rob Bowman, Staties centers on Eliza Cortez (Ilonzeh), a hard-charging NYPD detective who’s banished to the boonies after a high-profile mistake and is paired with a new partner, Oregon State Trooper Sam King (Karl), whose investigative techniques don’t exactly follow protocol.

    The daughter of a criminal, Eliza has got a chip on her shoulder and a lot to prove. Initially with the NYPD in Brooklyn, she’s bounced off the force after a one-woman assault on a meth lab leaves a city block in rubble. After getting a job with the Oregon State Police Force — the only squad that would hire her — Eliza is obliged to adjust to an infinitely more easygoing and eccentric team of co-workers.

    Michael Seitzman & Christina Davis executive produce via their Maniac Productions alongside Partney, Evett and Bowman.

    Ilonze, whose series credits also include Person of Interest and Graceland, is with Etcetera and Company and attorney Michael Auerbach.

    Ryan Paevey Teases His New Role on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

    (2/20/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL were upset when Ryan Paevey announced his decision to leave the soap, and it was even more heartbreaking when his character of Nathan West was tragically killed off. However, they can take heart that the actor’s choice to pursue other career opportunities is already bearing fruit — he’s going to be appearing on an episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE!

    (Photo) Paevey shared a backstage selfie from the set of the hit FOX sitcom with series star Joe LoTruglio, who plays Charles Boyle. “This guy,” Paevey wrote. “One of the warmest, funniest humans I’ve ever met.” The show also stars another daytime alum, Melissa Fumero, who got her big break as Adriana Cramer on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

    While Paevey left GH to pursue other roles, this one isn’t too far removed from Detective Nathan West. “Serious cop to serious cop,” he admitted of his guest appearance on Twitter. “But hey, I got to hang with some really funny people for a day, and there was a dog!”

    (Photo) In fact, before sharing a pic with LoTruglio, Paevey shared one with his furry, four-legged co-star licking his hand! “Tummy rubs are the best,” the actor declared. “I swear, in my next life, I’m coming back as the dog on a TV set… ruff life.”

    After his final episodes of GH aired, Paevey tried to reassure his disappointed daytime fans that he’d be back on screens again eventually. “I haven’t let you all, love,” he promised. “I’m just out there trying to give you something new to watch.” And while the rumored sequel to his Hallmark Channel movie Unleashing Mr. Darcy has not been officially announced, the IMDb lists Paevey as playing Adlai Stevenson in the upcoming film Bogie and Bacall.

    The handsome and talented Paevey will no doubt have many more projects coming in the future, so we’ll let you know about all of them just as soon as we have the details.

    Drew Cheetwood and Wife Jenna Are Expecting Their Third Child!

    (2/20/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Congratulations to GENERAL HOSPITAL actor Drew Cheetwood and his wife, Jenna, who are expecting their third baby together! He revealed the news by sharing a photo of himself with his hand on Jenna’s already quite sizable baby bump and quoted Shakespeare: “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.”

    Cheetwood, who became a fan-favorite as Milo Giambetti on GH, already has two little girls with his wife. Their first daughter, Grace, is turning five this year on March 3, and their second daughter, Josephine, was born on Oct. 11, 2016. Although the proud papa is already outnumbered three-to-one, he hasn’t yet announced whether they’re expecting a baby boy or girl this time around.

    It was 2006 when Cheetwood first joined the cast of GH as Milo, Sonny’s new bodyguard. He pursued Lulu and dated Sabrina, then had a romance with Epiphany, though it mostly happened off-camera. He has returned for various appearances, usually to dance as Magic Milo at the Nurses Ball, and his most recent return was in September of 2017.

    Cheetwood is obviously a great father, and this is going to be one lucky baby when it arrives. It looks like Jenna is pretty far along already, so stay tuned for his birth announcement in the near future to see just how cute this baby is!

    New Project For GUIDING LIGHT Fave

    (2/19/18) Robert Newman (ex-Josh, GUIDING LIGHT) is joining the cast of Off-Broadway’s longest running play, Perfect Crime, replacing Richard Shoberg (ex-Tom, ALL MY CHILDREN) as Inspector James Ascher. The actor will make his debut on Tuesday, February 20 at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater. Newman has recently guest starred on several shows including HOUSE OF CARDS, CHICAGO FIRE, HOMELAND, CRIMINAL MINDS, NCIS and LAW & ORDER SVU. Tickets for Perfect Crime are available by calling the box office at (212) 921-7862 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com. Student rush tickets ($26) are also available by calling or visiting the box office. The Theater Center is located at 210 West 50th Street at Broadway.

    Lindze Letherman Opens up About Life After GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (2/17/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Lindze Letherman played a lot of grown-up stories, including Georgie’s painful divorce from Dillon. So it’s easy to forget that, back then, the actress was just a teenager. “It was an incredible growing experience,” she recalled to Soaps In Depth. “Everyone on the set was exceptionally patient with me.”

    After walking away from the show that she’d long called home, Letherman had been eager to explore what else life had to offer. “As much as I miss [acting] from time to time, I still feel like it was a really good time to move on,” she shared. “The industry has really changed from when I first got into it.”

    After running celebrity chef Fabio Viviani’s flagship restaurant for a few years, Letherman discovered a passion for the industry and didn’t need much convincing when her new husband, Adam Etchegoyen, proposed moving to Aspen, CO, to continue his studies as a sommelier. After working at a local resort restaurant, Letherman was offered a new way to stretch. “It both excited me and scared, me, honestly,” she says, “because it was something I wasn’t familiar with: running a craft cocktail bar!”

    Now the general manager of Hooch, a hip basement lounge, Letherman is having the time of her life. But she admits that it’s hard not to get recognized in a resort city. “The funny part is that it feels like a lifetime ago that I did [GH],” she laughed. “And a lot of people, when they do recognize me, can’t quite place where they know me from.”

    While tragically, sweet Georgie’s life was cut short at the hands of former love interest Diego, Letherman sees a long future for herself with Etchegoyen. “He met me when I was at the top of my game. We both went through struggles, had to start new careers and supported each other through it,” she reflected. “Having someone who is able to stand by your side when you become different than what people perceive... that’s a pretty special thing.”

    Letherman said that raising a family in Aspen is “definitely an option for us.” She has no plans to resume her acting career (aside from a quick cameo in a recent GH episode so a ghostly Georgie could comfort Maxie and usher Nathan off to the great beyond). “I have no desire," Letherman confided. "I mean... even if I were to do anything in the entertainment industry again, getting me to move back to L.A.? The chances are nil. It’s pretty great in Colorado!”

    Ryan Paevey On His GH Exit

    (2/17/18) In the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, GH star Ryan Paevey details his decision to exit the show after four years as Nathan, which he says “had nothing to do with being dissatisfied with the show or anything like that.” He talks about breaking the news to his boss, Executive Producer Frank Valentini, and his leading lady, Kirsten Storms (Maxie), looks back on the highlights of his run, shares his thoughts about his evolution as an actor (“I can honestly say whatever I know about acting, all of it, I learned at GH”) and reveals his future career plans. Don’t miss this revealing chat in the new issue, on sale now.

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    (2/16/18) The Talk – CBS

    Monday, Feb. 19

    Ingo Rademacher (CBS’ THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL)

    Tamara Braun Teases Kim Nero's Secret Past on GENERAL HOSPITAL!

    (2/14/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Years ago, Tamara Braun became an Emmy-nominated soap star for playing Carly Corinthos on GENERAL HOSPITAL, but now she’s back and playing a completely different character, Dr. Kim Nero. So when the actress took to Twitter to chat with fans, they naturally had questions about both of her visits to Port Charles! Braun admitted that it was odd to be back on GH in a different role, but added it was “also great fun to play another character. It’s been 12 years since I was Carly.”

    Braun was actually the second actress to play Carly, stepping into the formidable shoes of Sarah Joy Brown, so she is relishing the freedom that comes with creating a new character. “Because there’s no comparison to another actress in the role,” she explained. “We all get to learn about Kim together.” And there is certainly more to learn about the good doctor! “Everyone knows more than they’re letting on,” Braun teased. “You can’t get to know somebody’s full life in the first five minutes. Stay tuned!”

    And since Kim was introduced as the mother of Oscar Nero and later revealed that Drew Cain is the teen’s father, fans have been eager to learn more about their past. And since Drew looked identical to his twin Jason back when Kim knew him, they’re also hoping to see Braun shoot some flashback scenes with Steve Burton — and so is she! “I think it would be fun,” Braun confided, “and reveal information about Drew and Kim’s past. I hope Steve and I get to work together more.”

    Braun also shares a connection with co-star Billy Miller (Drew) as they both appeared on the classic ABC soap ALL MY CHILDREN. She played Reese Williams while Miller played Richie Novak. Unfortunately, they didn’t get to share scenes until GH! “We missed each other,” Braun lamented. And there are plenty of other new faces that the actress wants to work with now that she’s back in Port Charles. “There are so many that I haven’t and would love to,” she enthused. “Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie) (this time around), Chloe Lanier (Nelle), Maura West (Ava), Max Gail (Mike)… How about everyone I haven’t had a chance to work with yet!”

    Vinessa Antoine and Anthony Montgomery Reveal Their Real-Life Romance

    (2/14/18) Andre and Jordan’s romance on GENERAL HOSPITAL fizzled out (and he turned out to be a criminal, to boot!), but in real life, actors Anthony Montgomery and Vinessa Antoine are happily dating! “Happy Valentine’s Day!” Antoine shared on Instagram with a series of selfies she’d taken with her beau. “Two years ago you came in and changed it all. Love you, babe. And they said we don’t have chemistry? Ha!”

    She then also added in some song lyrics from R&B duo Floetry that said things like “he’s like everything I dreamed of” and “sisters sing along with me because your love is true.” And Montgomery shared the sentiment with an Instagram post of his own! “Happy V-Day!” he wrote. “My love, my everything. You know what you mean to me. I love you.”

    Antoine joined the cast of GH in 2014 as policewoman Jordan Ashford, and then a year later, Montgomery was cast on the soap in the role of psychiatrist Andre Maddox. And while the two characters did attempt a relationship, Jordan is now dating Curtis, and Andre is… well, he’s locked up behind bars! Thankfully, real-life relationships seldom have as much drama as fictional soap opera ones, so Antoine and Montgomery look like they’re head over heels in love with each other. We wish them all the happiness in the world!

    Natalia Livingston Is Pregnant!

    (2/14/18) (Photo) Congratulations to GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Natalia Livingston, who is pregnant with her first child with husband Matt Aldag! The actress, beloved to soap fans who remember her as Emily Quartermaine, decided to share their special news on Feb. 14! “Celebrating Valentine’s Day basking in the excitement of our little miracle!” she posted. “Baby girl due in September!”

    Livingston has been keping very busy recently with the Atlanta-based Actor Boutique, a business she founded to help actors learn their craft. And she also starred in the upcoming film Full Count which happeend to co-star her former GH castmate Rick Hearst (ex-Ric). But now she's going to be kept very busy with a new role — mommy!

    Livingston married Dr. Matt Aldag, a neuroscientist and scientific author, on Sept. 3, 2016, in a gorgeous ceremony attended by some of her former castmates. They celebrated their first anniversary by finally taking their honeymoon to Italy, and now it would seem that she's timed the birth so that they'll be welcoming their daughter to the world for their second anniversary. Congratulations to the happy couple on the new addition to their family!

    Michelle Stafford Says Goodbye to "Little Brother" Ryan Paevey

    (2/13/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Nathan may be gone from GENERAL HOSPITAL, but he will not soon be forgotten. And the same can be said for actor Ryan Paevey. While many GH stars have already shared heartfelt goodbyes to their departing co-star, his on-screen sister, Michelle Stafford, penned some absolutely beautiful words following the airing of his final episode. Fans were moved to tears by Nathan’s powerfully emotional funeral, and so were the actors involved in filming it.

    “Damn,” Stafford shared on Instagram. “That show was sad. I was honored to be a part of such a beautiful homage to our first responders, our men and women in blue. I hope we made (any of you who give service to the community and the families of those) proud. I read some comments and they touched me deeply. What an honor to be an actor and be able to make people ‘feel’.”

    Then she turned the topic to Paevey and how difficult it was to say farewell to her TV sibling. “What can I say but I truly love you, baby,” Stafford declared. “It wasn’t hard to play all those scenes because I was really very sad at the thought of not having you around anymore. You brought reality to me there. And fun! You know that. You were a real little brother to me. And still are and always will be. I love this shot of you as it captures a bit who you are. Something true and bold is about to be spoken by you, and I’m laughing because I know it.

    “You are gonna get everything you want, so choose wisely,” she concluded. “Thank you for getting me breakfast at work. Thank you for being so kind to me on my first days there! You are gonna do great things. But remember, always have fun… I know you will! Go soar! I love you, my little brother!”

    If you have some tissues handy, you can check out some of Stafford’s brilliant work in the Feb. 9 episode in this clip of Nina’s eulogy for her baby brother.

    While everyone has wished Paevey well in the future, many still hope that a storyline twist could still bring him back to GH again someday. And since Paevey himself has hinted that ghostly visits aren’t out of the question, they may get their wish, even if only for a short time!

    Robert Palmer Watkins Previews His New Role as Cupid!

    (2/13/18) (Video) Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Robert Palmer Watkins is starring as Cupid in a brand new pilot titled CUPID’S MATCH, premiering Wednesday, Feb. 14, on the CW’s digital network, CW Seed! So soap fans who miss seeing Watkins as Dillon Quartermaine on GH can check him out in this new supernatural romance. CUPID’S MATCH centers around high school student Lila Black, who finds that the Cupid’s Matchmaking Service has matched her with Cupid himself — the real one! Check out this fun preview below:

    The show is based on the popular series read by millions of people on Wattpad by Lauren Palphreyman. “The first story had over 28 million readers last year,” Watkins enthused to Soaps In Depth. “We’re going to premiere this Valentine’s Day and depending on how that episode does, it will hopefully become a full season.”

    The actor also warned that Cupid is a very different character than his good-guy alter ego on GH. “He’s a bit of a bad boy,” Watkins teased. “Cupid's definitely a little more edgy, dangerous, and mysterious than Dillon. I’m really excited to play a different role. But I also love playing Dillon! For now, I’m excited to start CUPID’S MATCH, and I’ve been wrapping up post-production on my film, Last Three Days, attending GH events and auditioning. But I’d love to come back to GH. Hopefully, that’s in the cards at some point.”

    You can watch Watkins in the first episode of CUPID’S MATCH either at the CW Seed website or by downloading the CW Seed app to your mobile device. And if it does well, more episodes may follow! It should be more than enough to tide you over while you wait for Dillon to come home to Port Charles!

    GH Stars Are Counting Down To Killy Live

    (2/13/18) (Video) Kelly Monaco (Sam) and Billy Miller (Drew) have released a fun new video in advance of their “Killy Live” event on February 24 in New York City. Check it out below and for all the scoop on the event, check out the website here.

    James Franco Officially Returning for Season 2 of The Deuce

    (2/13/18) James Franco, who was accused of sexual misconduct last month, will be returning for Season 2 of HBO's sex industry drama The Deuce, writer Megan Abbott confirmed at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony Sunday night.

    Abbott told ET that "of course" Franco will be back for Season 2 of the acclaimed series, on which he stars in dual roles, executive-produces and directs.

    Franco was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by five women in a Los Angeles Times story published in January. His alleged misdeeds range from pressuring a woman to perform oral sex on him to using an acting school he ran to hire actresses for exploitative jobs as extras in his projects. Franco has denied the allegations while sharing his general support of the Time's Up movement.

    The Deuce co-creator David Simon said in January that there have been no complaints against Franco on the set of the show. "In our experience, he was entirely professional as an actor, director and producer," Simon told Variety.

    The Deuce Season 2 is in production.

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    (2/12/18) DAYTIME DRAMA

    General Hospital
    Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante
    Writers: Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Dave Rupel, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Christopher Van Etten, Christopher Whitesell; ABC

    Sean Kanan Making New York Appearances

    (2/10/18) B&B’s Sean Kanan (Deacon) is bringing his stand-up comedy routine to Empire City Casino in Yonkers, NY for an exclusive, two-night engagement on Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13. Limited tickets are available for each night and cost only $20 per person, which includes beer and wine from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Empire Club membership is required to purchase tickets; non-members can join the free Empire Club at the door while purchasing tickets. Kanan, who recently completed a major supporting role opposite Jason Patric in the feature period film Gangster Land, will meet and greet fans following each show.

    Who Is Rita on GENERAL HOSPITAL? — Here's Everything We Know!

    (2/9/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) It’s understandable if viewers think Rita on GENERAL HOSPITAL looks familiar, because not only has actress Suanne Spoke appeared in countless films and television series during her career, but the character of Rita Ferlito has already been on GH before!

    Eagle-eyed fans recognized Mike’s girlfriend, Rita, as the bartender that Jason encountered in New York City as the mysterious Patient Six back in October of 2017. Having escaped the Russian clinic with Ava’s help, Jason stowed away on a ship and ended up in the Big Apple on his way home to Port Charles. After a couple of goons posing as cops entered the bar looking for Jason, Rita helped him hide in the back and got rid of them. Grateful, Jason gifted her with the “lucky” watch that Huxley had given him on the ship.

    Rita reappeared in the Feb. 5 episode as Mike’s girlfriend who Sonny first encountered while looking for his father. She has urged Mike to return to Port Charles with Sonny for a little vacation, but couldn’t come along as she had to work. But if Rita did pop upstate to check on Mike, it would certainly be surprising for her and Jason to run into each other again! Plus, what if Huxley’s “lucky” watch still holds some clue to Jason’s mysterious disappearance and imprisonment?

    Spokes has been a working actress since the ‘80s, making appearances on shows like L.A. LAW, SEINFELD, BEVERLY HILLS 90210, STEP BY STEP, and PARTY OF FIVE. She also played Ann B. Davis in the TV movie Growing up Brady, which also starred fellow GH-er Carly Schroeder (ex-Serena) as Susan Olsen! On the big screen, Spokes can be seen in War of the Worlds, Whiplash, and Crazylove. Most recently, the actress had a recurring role as Karen Barnes on the ABC Family series SWITCHED AT BIRTH.

    Whether Spoke brings Rita back for more episodes of GH remains to be seen, so stay tuned as the story continues to develop!

    Kirsten Storms: “I’m Not Pregnant”

    (2/8/18) GH’s Kirsten Storms (Maxie) took to social media to respond to some less-than-polite inquiries from fans about whether or not she is expecting in real life. “This is the only time I will address this on social media,” she posted. “1. No – I’m not pregnant in real life. Just in GH life (where they pad me up to look prego in maternity clothes). 2. I like to wear loose clothes because THEY ARE COMFY.” The actress ended her message with a plea for online civility: “If you wouldn’t say something to a person on the street, don’t say it to someone online. It’s still rude. And I don’t do rude.” See her full post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Be52DTDBROo/?taken-by=kirstenstorms.

    Wiliam deVry Reveals Julian's Plan to Win Back Alexis on GENERAL HOSPITAL!

    (2/8/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Alexis and Julian remain one of GENERAL HOSPITAL’s most popular couples, with a legion of devoted fans eagerly awaiting their inevitable reunion. But how likely is that to happen? “He still loves her,” William deVry insisted of his alter ego’s feelings during a recent Twitter Q&A with GH fans. “It’s in his eyes every time he sees her.” However, he admits that as an actor, he has no say in storylines so can’t predict if “Julexis” will get back together. “Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) is amazing and I had the time of my life working with her,” deVry declared. “Only TPTB know the answer to this.”

    While Julian initially attempted to win Alexis back, the reformed mobster has taken a step back of late in the hopes of proving himself and letting Alexis come to him. “I think Julian is a little hesitant to fight anymore for Alexis and come across as a stalker,” deVry laughed. “I think that’s the last thing he wants. I think he drops as many hints to Alexis as he can. I think it’s important for him to be himself and hope that Alexis sees that he has changed.”

    Alexis’ body language says “no,” but her eyes are saying “maybe during sweeps.” (Photo Credit: XJJohnson/jpistudios.com)

    And despite the old adage that a leopard never changes its spots, deVry promises that Julian really is a different person and has enjoyed playing “his honest quest to become a better man.” And he also loves Julian’s new career as the owner of Charlie’s Pub. “I thought it was a great choice by the writers,” he said. “So many possibilities. But it’s also a great area to be for him to keep his edge.”

    Of course, some viewers have noticed a little chemistry brewing between Julian and Dr. Kim Nero, but deVry isn’t sure if the two have a romantic future together. “Love working with Tamara Braun,” he enthused. “She is back on the show for a reason. Well-respected, talented, and professional. I know Kim has a few irons in the fire. Drew for one. Jason is another… you just never know.”

    But deVry believes that Julian is willing to wait for Alexis to come to him, even if it means watching her get involved with someone else. “Maybe she needs to experience another man for a bit to realize how much she misses him?” he mused. “I don’t know.”

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    (2/8/18) WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN - Bravo

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    James Patrick Stuart Shooting a Pilot — See His Wild New Look!

    (2/7/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Photo) Fans might not recognize GENERAL HOSPITAL star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) with the new look he’s sporting for a project he’s currently filming in New York City! “And now for something completely different,” he tweeted with a photo of himself wearing glasses with spiked-up hair and a scruff of facial hair covering his chin!

    While Stuart hasn’t revealed any details regarding this new role, when someone on Twitter suggested he was playing a young Sigmund Freud, he replied: “Close! Very close!” The actor then followed up with another photo where he appeared to be in costume and without the glasses. “Abe Linkin?” he joked “Working on a pilot in NYC. Can’t tell you details.”

    Stuart does look a bit like a young Abraham Lincoln, but you can’t even tell from the photo if his costume is period or modern dress. He’s doing a very good job of keeping this secret project a secret! However, while he is delighted to be back working in New York City again (he starred on ALL MY CHILDREN as Will Cortlandt in the ‘90s), he still misses his home in California. “Miss my wife and kids,” he tweeted. “And my Land Rover. And Michelle Stafford (Nina) and Finola Hughes (Anna) and warmth.”

    Hughes replied: “Aw, James! Miss you back!” But since this is just a pilot, Stuart shouldn’t be away from GH for too long. Heck, with all the drama currently going on in Port Charles, viewers might not even notice Valentin is missing for a little while! Still, fans are hoping that whatever this mystery project is, it doesn’t take him away from the soap for an extended length of time because they want to see a lot more of Valentin!

    As soon as Stuart reveals more about his new role, we’ll be sure to let you know!

    ALL MY CHILDREN's Tad and Dixie on GENERAL HOSPITAL? — "I'd Just Love It!"

    (2/7/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) After James Patrick Stuart shared a photo of his wife with Michael E. Knight, a fan suggested that his GENERAL HOSPITAL character, Valentin, invite Tad and Dixie to Spoon Island for a dinner party! The actor joked: “How great would it be if Franco and Liz ran into them at a couple’s retreat?”

    Stuart worked alongside Knight as Tad and Cady McClain as Dixie when he appeared on ABC sudser ALL MY CHILDREN as Will Cortlandt back in the ‘90s. And he’d love to see both actors back on daytime, especially if it was on GH! “Cady, would you ever consider a cameo on GH with Michael Knight?” Stuart tweeted to his former co-star. “I’d just love it if Maura West (Ava) ran into Tad and Dixie on a flight back from Miami Beach!”

    If Ava ran into Dixie, it wouldn’t be the first time that McClain and West would share the screen. The two actors appeared together on the CBS soap AS THE WORLD TURNS from 2003-2010 when McClain took over the role of Rosanna Cabot, sister to West’s Carly Tenney. “So glad I had the opportunity to play with her as an actor,” McClain tweeted back to Stuart. “And you, too, oh TV brother of mine! So many siblings!”

    If Tad and Dixie paid a visit to Port Charles and ran into Sonny, it would also reunite their portrayers with Maurice Benard, who before joining GH, started his acting career as AMC’s Nico Kelly! And if Dixie had to pop into General Hospital for some reason, she could run into Kevin Collins, who is played by McClain’s real-life husband, Jon Lindstrom (Who also played Craig Montgomery alongside her and West on ATWT!)!

    Unfortunately, this is all just a fantasy cooked up by Stuart, but it would certainly be a lot of fun to see Tad and Dixie again, even if only briefly. Especially for fans of AMC who have been missing all the residents of Pine Valley since the long-running soap came to an end in 2011. It wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility now that ABC has the rights to AMC and ONE LIFE TO LIVE back (Hillary B. Smith brought her OLTL character of Nora Buchanan to GH for a couple of brief stints), but it’s just a fun idea for now!

    Have Mercy! John Stamos Marries Caitlin McHugh

    (2/4/18) John Stamos is officially a married man, getting his Disney-worthy happy ending with Caitlin McHugh.

    The Fuller House star and his fiancée, a 31-year-old model and actress — who is pregnant with their first child — tied the knot on Saturday at a church in Studio City, California, a source tells PEOPLE. The reception was held at Stamos’ home in Beverly Hills.

    However, the couple’s wedding weekend didn’t exactly go off as planned. The Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE that McHugh’s hotel room at the Beverly Hills Hotel was burglarized on Friday evening and the unknown thief made off with an estimated $165,000 worth of jewelry. Neither McHugh nor Stamos was in the room at the time and the incident remains under investigation.

    After almost two years of dating, Stamos, 54, proposed Oct. 22, 2017, at Disneyland, one of McHugh’s favorite places. (McHugh is an active Disneybounder, a superfan who dresses up in character at the amusement park.)

    “The [pregnancy] happened. Then I said, I better have a ring on her finger because it’s the right thing to do, and I wanted to marry her anyway,” Stamos told PEOPLE exclusively in December. “So I called her parents to ask, and it was like, ‘You better!'”

    Before popping the question, Stamos screened a short film that he made of romantic moments from animated Pixar and Disney films, ending the display with The Little Mermaid — which encouraged him to “just ask the girl.”

    “She loves Disneyland and [at the park], I got on my knee and asked her,” Stamos said. “I pulled the ring out. I don’t know how she did it, but she went to hug me and slipped her finger right in it. When the park closed, we ran around the park in our Disney onesies.”

    The pair first met while filming an episode of Law & Order: SVU in 2011, but it wasn’t exactly love at first sight.

    “I played a guy who was so egotistical that he thought he should spread his progeny, so he had like 60 kids or something. He was poking holes in condoms and stuff. And Caitlin, ironically, was one of the girls that I was trying to fool and have a baby with,” Stamos explained. “That was a long time ago. She was in another relationship. And we just met back up again. Her roommate was on an episode of Fuller House, and so she was in the audience. I walked in, I went, ‘Hey, are you stalking me?’ She was like, ‘No…’ That’s why I love her. She’s like, ‘What? No. I haven’t thought of you twice.'”

    Stamos said he has grown since his previous marriage to actress Rebecca Romijn, whom he wed in 1998 and divorced in 2005. “I was young. My values weren’t set properly,” he explained. “I’ve kicked and screamed going into adulthood.”

    Still, Stamos held out hope that he’d get married again and start a family.

    “I knew the right person would come along, especially, if I prayed and hoped,” he said. “And I know my parents are up there watching, so I think they delivered an angel to me.” (Stamos’ father William and mother Loretta died in 2001 and 2014, respectively.)

    With the wedding now behind them, the newlyweds will gear up for their next major role — as parents. Stamos said that he and McHugh “talked about” having a baby in the past, and then everything just fell into place.

    “We have the same morals and the same values, that all clicked nicely. So we said, ‘Oh, well, maybe we should have a family,’” Stamos said.

    McHugh suggested, “‘Maybe we should have a kid [before we get married]’ and I said, ‘Why?’” Stamos recalled, revealing she jokingly responded, “Because you’re old.”

    The couple are overjoyed to be adding to their family — though they’re keeping mum on the baby’s sex for now — with Stamos admitting that he “always wanted to be a dad” but wasn’t sure it was in the cards until now.

    “I’ll be a fun dad. I’ve been practicing for a long time,” Stamos said, joking, “I’ve done every schtick you can do with a baby on TV … all the bits and jokes and diaper gags. I’ll probably just do all that stuff.”

    McHugh described her new husband as “the biggest, most loving and generous heart of anyone I know.”

    “I greatly admire his originality, creativity, ambition, work ethic and humor — all qualities I’m sure he’ll pass down to his child,” McHugh said. “He’s always been wonderful with kids, and I’m sure he will be an amazing father.”

    John Stamos and fiancee robbed just hours before wedding

    (2/3/18) John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh have been robbed of a slew of expensive jewelry just hours before their wedding this weekend, RadarOnline reported.

    According to a website report, McHugh, who is pregnant with Stamos’ first child, was the victim of a heist on Friday. But it reportedly didn’t involve the home of the Full House star and his baby mama bride.

    Police sources told the website that McHugh was staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel Friday when she left, probably for dinner, and came back to find burglars had broken into her bungalow and stolen about $165,000 in jewelry.

    McHugh, 31, reportedly said that the pricey bling was on loan from the Neil Lane collection, which is a well-known wedding “get” for celebrity couples.

    The actress is expecting the 54-year-old Full House star’s first baby soon.

    Horrified Stamos sped to the Beverly Hills Hotel to comfort McHugh and investigate what had happened. But so far, police have no suspects, the report states.

    The two got engaged at Disneyland in October. Stamos has been teased about their large age difference.

    The hunky actor was previously married to actress Rebecca Romijn, but they didn’t have kids.

    Recently, McHugh flaunted her burgeoning belly on social media, wearing just a sports bra.

    Now, will her wedding outfit be bereft of fancy jewelry?

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    (2/3/18) The View - ABC

    Feb 08, 2018

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    Everything You Need to Know About Kevin's Evil Twin, Ryan Chamberlain, on GENERAL HOSPITAL

    (2/3/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) Kevin’s recent behavior has reminded some viewers of his mentally unstable twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain on GENERAL HOSPITAL! This wouldn’t be the first time that someone in Port Charles had their unusual actions explained by having been swapped with a look-alike. Remember when it turned out that Anna’s strange behavior was because she had been replaced with her twin sister, Alex? The only problem with this theory is that Ryan is dead!

    Ryan first appeared in June of 1992, played by actor Jon Lindstrom, who did double duty when GH introduced Ryan’s twin, Kevin Collins, the following year. Ryan was introduced as a pediatrician at General Hospital, but it was soon revealed that he had been hiding his mentally unstable behavior for quite a while. Felicia Jones knew him in Texas where he was calling himself “Todd Wilson” and had witnessed him murder his wife, Gloria!

    When Felicia returned to Port Charles, she had amnesia and didn’t remember Ryan. But he remembered her, and quickly became obsessed with the beautiful blonde, trapping her in a cabin! He was arrested for attempted murder, and Kevin, a psychiatrist, came to town intent on rehabilitating his brother. Unfortunately, Ryan was faking his progress and used his twin to escape the mental hospital and impersonate him!

    Ryan crashed Felicia and Mac’s wedding with a bomb, but Kevin managed to persuade the hospital staff of the truth and raced to the church to stop him. After Ryan was apprehended once more, Kevin washed his hands of his brother. But Ryan escaped again with the help of his counselor, Connie, who he murdered. Impersonating Kevin, Ryan kidnapped Felicia’s daughter, Georgie!

    Kevin helped Mac and Felicia track his psychotic twin down at a funhouse and rescue Georgie, though the killer let himself die in the building’s violent explosion rather than be locked away in the hospital again. Over the years, Ryan continued to haunt Kevin, who felt guilty for failing to save his brother.

    While it’s unlikely that Ryan is still alive and impersonating Kevin again, stranger things have happened in Port Charles! Perhaps Kevin has some issues of his own?

    Mike Corbin on GENERAL HOSPITAL — Everything You Need to Know About Sonny's Father

    (2/3/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) With Mike Corbin returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL, newer viewers might not be aware of the rocky relationship that he shares with his son, Sonny Corinthos. And that’s where we come in! Nobody should feel left out of the loop! The character was introduced back in 1995 and was played by Ron Hale until he announced his retirement in 2010. The character has returned to GH once more, but this time played by veteran actor Max Gail.

    Sonny resented Mike because he had abandoned him and his mother, Adela, when he was just a boy. Sonny blamed him for his mother’s subsequent marriage to Deke Woods, a police officer who was abusive towards them both, eventually ending in Adela’s death. Mike didn’t see Sonny again until he was an adult. And things didn’t get much better when Sonny learned that Mike also had a daughter, Courtney Matthews, who he had also abandoned along with her mother after gambling away all of their money. However, Courtney was more forgiving towards Mike.

    Mike continued to struggle with his gambling addiction, and Sonny frequently had to bail his father out of trouble. Mike found employment as the manager at Kelly’s Diner and slowly began to repair his relationship with Sonny. In 2008, the Russian mafia beat Mike nearly to death and set fire to Kelly’s. After the diner reopened, Mike rented out a vacant room upstairs to Dominic Pirelli, who he later discovered was his grandson, Dante Falconeri!

    In 2010, Mike fell off the wagon when Ethan invited him to play poker, not aware of his addiction. Tracy threw Mike out of the casino, and a few days later Ethan found the poor guy beaten in an alley. After racking up massive gambling debts again, Mike left his job at Kelly’s and checked himself into rehab. Sonny once more helped pay his father’s debts and hoped he’d finally get the help he needed.

    But now that Mike is back in Sonny’s life, what does the future hold for the father and son?

    Ryan Paevey Declares His GENERAL HOSPITAL Exit Is Permanent... "For Now"

    (2/2/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) When Ryan Paevey took to social media to live tweet along with the Jan. 30 episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL when Nathan tragically passed away, he kicked things off by answering the one question that he knew all the fans had on their minds. “Okay guys, so to get this one out of the way early,” he tweeted, “for now, yes, Nathan West will be gone.” This, of course, has led to all kinds of crazy fan theories that Nathan’s death was faked and Obrecht has hidden him away somewhere, because soap death isn’t particularly permanent. But for now, Nathan is dead, and Paevey took the opportunity to tweet with the fans as a way of saying goodbye.

    Fans cried buckets of tears watching Nathan’s final scenes with his loved ones, and Paevey revealed that it was the same on set. “We all cried,” he said. “It really felt like a goodbye. After four-plus years, your relationship with people goes beyond just dialogue on a set.” And in fact, those final scenes were extremely difficult for him to do, even though it involved just lying still! “You have no idea how hard it is not to move at all, or even breathe,” Paevey admitted, “when people are giving such amazing performances literally right on top of you!”

    And while viewers were shocked when Nathan fell to Faison’s bullet, Paevey confessed that he was impressed with the way GH killed his character off. “Obviously it was sad,” he said, “but God, it was such good stuff. I was honored. So many people were drawn into this story, and their performances were so powerful.”

    With Nathan leaving behind a pregnant Maxie, Paevey knows how he would like the story to unfold, although only time will tell if the GH writers agree! “Truthfully, I’d love to see Spinelli help Maxie through all this,” he mused, “with Dante as our child’s godfather. And of course, I couldn’t ask for a better support group with Nina, Obrecht, and Lulu as well.”

    Paevey admitted that he has no idea what’s next for him in his immediate future, although he plans to continue crafting his gorgeous homemade jewelry and pursue other acting opportunities, including a sequel to his hit movie Unleashing Mr. Darcy. “Pretty sure Marrying Mr. Darcy on Hallmark Channel will happen this summer,” he reported, “but beyond that, I’m gonna see if I can’t align myself with some action movie stuff.”

    But the fan favorite still offered some hope for the possible return of Detective West down the road, even though he’s dead. (Because a creative writing team can always figure a way around that particular obstacle!) “There’s no plans as of yet,” Paevey assured viewers. “For now, the departure is permanent. But who knows what the future may hold? At the very least, there’s always dreams, right?”

    Parry Shen Teases His Return to GENERAL HOSPITAL With Hilarious Videos!

    (2/2/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) (Video) It’s been a while since we’ve seen him, but Parry Shen is returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL for another appearance as Brad Cooper! The actor posted a cheeky video to his Instagram teasing that he was going to be back on the soap very soon. “I’ve been feeling a little under the weather lately,” he joked into his phone while walking through a parking lot. “But oh, maybe this place will have something that will help me fix this bug.” Shen then pans the camera over to show that he’s approaching the entrance of the GH studio!

    (Video) The following day, Shen shared another video where he isn’t sure how things went. “Well, that was fun,” he declared. “But still a little under the weather ‘cause they had like, absolutely no medicine whatsoever in that place.”

    Shen debuted as Brad back in May of 2013, taking over for an unknown actor who had been playing the character. He started off as Britt’s partner in crime at the hospital, and ended up falling in love with Lucas Jones. The last time Shen was seen as Brad was back in May of 2017 in the episodes surrounding the annual Nurses Ball, but Ryan Carnes recently reprised his role as Lucas to reveal to Bobbie and Carly that they were hoping to adopt a baby!

    After Brad and Lucas were married, the characters honeymooned on the backburner, and while Lucas’ appearance had some fans upset that their storyline was continuing to happen off camera, hopefully Shen’s return to the GH studio means that we’ll soon see Lucas and Brad together on screen very soon.

    While not being used at GH, Shen has been keeping pretty busy, with a starring role in the upcoming horror movie Victor Crowley, which is being released on Tuesday, Feb. 6. He also voiced the character of Shinji in a September, 2017, episode of the children’s cartoon DOC MCSTUFFINS.

    At this time, there’s no word as to when Shen will be airing as Brad, or how long this particular stint might be, but we’ll obviously keep you updated as more information comes in!

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    General Hospital Brings Back Sonny's Dad — Find Out Who's Playing Him

    (2/1/18) (tvline.com) (Pic) ABC’s General Hospital is bringing back a familiar character, with a new-but-familiar face.

    Barney Miller vet Max Gail is taking on the role of Sonny Corinthos’ father, Mike Corbin, first airing Monday, Feb. 5 and sticking around for an extended arc, TVLine has learned. Get an exclusive first look above.

    Ron Hale (All the President’s Men) originally played Sonny’s estranged, gambling addict dad from 1995 until 2010, at which point Hale retired and Mike got checked into rehab.

    In addition to his run as Barney Miller‘s Det. Stan “Wojo” Wojciehowicz — for which he earned two Emmy nominations — Gail’s TV credits include the CBS sitcom Normal Life, the teen hackers drama Whiz Kids, Days of Our Lives (as an old hippie named Merle), Gary Unmarried and Review. Most recently, he has guested on episodes of Hawaii Five-0 and Scorpion.

    Nominees Announced For The 9th Annual Indie Series Awards

    (2/1/18) The nominees for the 9th Annual Indie Series Awards were announced today, and LADIES OF THE LAKE, the series based on the book by DAYS’s Executive Producer Ken Corday, and helmed by DAYS alum Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady, who is also nominated for Lead Actor) and Writer Michael Caruso, led the pack with 18 nominations, followed by THE BAY with 16. Since 2009, the Indie Series Award has honored the most creative and progressive talent in independent web series. The nominated actors are:

    Best Drama Series
    Anacostia
    The Bay
    Giants
    L.A. Macabre
    Ladies of the Lake
    Riley Parra
    Running With Violet
    Teenagers

    Best Lead Actor – Drama
    Anthony Anderson, Anacostia
    Kristos Andrews, The Bay
    Aidan Bristow, L.A. Macabre
    Ryan Hellquist, L.A. Macabre
    Kyle Lowder, Ladies of the Lake
    Kyseem Roberts, Oldhead

    Best Lead Actress – Drama
    Tamieka Chavis, Anacostia
    Kate Conway, Out With Dad
    Marem Hassler, Riley Parra
    Jessica Morris, Ladies of the Lake
    Karrueche Tran, The Bay
    Corsica Wilson, L.A. Macabre

    Best Supporting Actor – Drama
    Raymond Ablack, Teenagers
    Brandon Beemer, The Bay
    Levi Jennings, At Bay
    Will Lash, Anacostia
    Eric Nelsen, The Bay
    Andreas Wyder, Or So the Story Goes

    Best Supporting Actress – Drama
    Olivia Baptista, Here We Wait
    Jillian Clare, Ladies of the Lake
    Jade Harlow, The Bay
    Lindsey Middleton, Out With Dad
    Maeve Quinlan, Riley Parra
    Brandy Redd, L.A. Macabre

    Best Guest Actor – Drama
    Tremayne Norris, Anacostia
    Thomas Calabro, The Bay
    Bruce Davison, The Bay
    Chad Duell, The Bay
    Ian Buchanan, Ladies of the Lake
    Paul Eiding, Riley Parra

    Best Guest Actress – Drama
    Jennifer Bassey, Anacostia
    Patrika Darbo, The Bay
    Patrika Darbo, Ladies of the Lake
    Dee Freeman, Anacostia
    Arianne Zucker, Ladies of the Lake
    Judi Blair, Anacostia

    Best Lead Actor – Comedy
    Andy Goldenberg, Bad Timing
    John Loos, John Loos: Too Big For This World
    Dan Pearlman, Flatbush Misdemeanors
    Wesley Taylor, Indoor Boys
    Pat Thornton, Filth City
    Alex Wyse, Indoor Boys

    Best Lead Actress – Comedy
    Lisa Ebersole, 37 Problems
    Meghan Heffern, How to Buy a Baby
    Alesha Reneé, The Rich and the Ruthless
    Paula Rhodes, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
    Natalie Smyka, ThreadBare
    Rachel B. Joyce, Royally

    Best Supporting Actor – Comedy
    Gastón Armagno The Amazing Hoolister Park
    Michael Colyar, The Rich and the Ruthless
    Tom Costello, ThreadBare
    Percy Daggs III, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
    Andy King, Filth City
    Michael Perrie Jr., F’d (another effing web series)

    Best Supporting Actress – Comedy
    Juliette Danielle, The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?
    June Diane Raphael, ThreadBare
    Kathleen Phillips, Filth City
    Victoria Rowell, The Rich and the Ruthless
    Medina Senghore, Friend Therapy
    Jacklyn Zeman, Misguided

    Best Guest Actor – Comedy
    Jim Beaver, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
    Devin Field, Doin’ It
    Frankie Grande, Indoor Boys
    Chris Kervick, John Loos: Too Big For This World
    Michael Litchfield, Valet
    Zac Titus, Bad Timing

    Best Guest Actress – Comedy
    Patrika Darbo, Indoor Boys
    Emma Hunter, How to Buy a Baby
    Becca Levine, John Loos: Too Big For This World
    Mindy Sterling, The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?
    Caryn Ward Ross, The Rich and the Ruthless
    Leslie Watkins, Doin’ 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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