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NEWS AND INFORMATION! Scoops and Spoilers Below
Peter Hansen, who played Lee Baldwin from 1965 to 2004, died on April 9,
2017, at the age of 95.
The Daytime Emmy nominations were announced on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
Click here for the list of nominees. The
Creative Arts Emmy Awards show will be on Friday, April 28, at the Pasadena
Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
show, hosted by Mario Lopez & Sheryl Underwood, will be live-streamed at
Twitter-Periscope Producer at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 30,
Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) will host the red-carpet pre-show from 5:30 -
7:30 ET / 2:30 - 4:30 PT on both days as well as 2 additional Facebook Live
appearances from the NATAS Emmy Gifting Suites for the nominees on Saturday,
April 29 at 4 & 7 p.m. ET / 1 & 4 p.m. PT.
Haley Pullos (Molly) fell and broke her right arm on March 23, 2017. She
said, "I was walking down the street, tripped over my own feet and fell
backwards. I reached my hand out to break my fall but instead I broke both the
bones in my forearm. Yes, I really am that klutzy."
General Hospital was the only show nominated for a Writers Guild Award in the
Daytime Drama category for 2016 and took home the trophy on February 19, 2017. GH writers Shelly
Altman, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Janet
Iacobuzio, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O'Connor, Jean Passanante, Dave Rupel,
Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten, & Christopher Whitesell all
shared in the WGA award.
Steve Burton (ex-Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) launched
a guide for losing weight and becoming fit at
www.burtonnutrition.com. The online program offers tips,
recipes and products to purchase to help achieve a healthier lifestyle. There's
also a VIP Club to join that offers more benefits, such as weekly webinars with
Burton and other fitness celebrities.
If you loved AMC and/or OLTL and would like to see them back, please show
your support to ABC & Hulu. Right now, they are considering airing vintage
episodes & incorporating some characters into GH.
Click here to find out how
you can help make that happen!
Barbara Tarbuck, who played Jax's mother, Lady Jane Jacks, on GH on and off
beginning in 1996, passed away on December 27 at the age of 74.
Kimberly McCullough, who lost a baby girl in 2015, is expecting again! To
read her blog, visit
Emme Rylan (Lulu) and Don Money (on right) are expecting their third child together,
a baby girl, in June to join sons, Jackson, 7, and Levi, 5.
Robb Derringer (Scooter Nelson, Days; ex-Kyle Sloane, GH) & DWTS judge Carrie
Ann Inaba became engaged on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the
site of their first date, a secluded beach cove along the California coast.
Read more here.
Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) & Derk Cheetwood (Max, GH) have
launched a new business called
HollywoodSchooled.com where people can sign up for audio coaching lessons,
learn how to avoid common mistakes, and become working and thriving actors in
Joseph Peter Mascolo (Stefano DiMera, Days; ex-Massimo Marone, B&B;
ex-Nicholas Van Buren, GH) died at 87 on December 8, 2016, in Lake Arrowhead,
CA, after battling Alzheimer's disease for many years.
Set to the tune of "Mad Love" by JoJo, the sleek 30-second
GH Winter Romance promo
showcases Sonny & Carly (played by Maurice Benard & Laura Wright), as well as
Elizabeth and Franco (Rebecca Herbst & Roger Howarth), with a forlorn Griffin
(Matt Cohen) as odd man out. Also featured are Nelle/Michael (Chloe Lanier &
Chad Duell), Jordan/Curtis/André (Vinessa Antoine, Donnell Turner, & Anthony
Montgomery), Maxie/Nathan (Kirsten Storms & Ryan Paevey), and Kiki/Dillon
(Hayley Erin & Robert Palmer Watkins).
Enjoy the new GH Merry
Christmas Happy Holidays Cast Video!
On October 25, 2016, Emma Samms (ex-Holly) was appointed MBE (Member of the
Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London for her work with
the Starlight Children's Foundation that she co-founded, bringing happiness to
seriously ill children.
Brianna Brown (ex-Lisa) is engaged to
Richie Keen. Their wedding is
scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Santa Ynez, CA.
Ricky Martin (ex-Miguel), 44, revealed on November 16, 2016,
that he is engaged to Jwan Yosef, a 32-year-old Syrian conceptual
artist. Ricky nervously proposed on his knees with engagement
rings. He has 8-year-old twin sons Matteo and Valentino.
Writer Claire Labine died on November 10, 2016 at 82 years of age. She created
Ryan's Hope as well as many beautiful stories for GH, OLTL, & GL.
On October 28, 2016, Sean Kanan (Deacon, B&B/Y&R; ex-AJ, GH) received the
400th star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame located in front of the restaurant,
Eigh4Nine, in Palm Springs, CA. He turned 50 on November 2.
Amber Tamblyn (ex-Emily), 33, and husband comedian David Cross, 52, are
expecting a baby girl in spring 2017.
Drew Cheetwood (ex-Milo) and wife, Jenna, welcomed their second daughter on
October 11. Joey joined big sister Grace who is 3-1/2.
The beautiful little family
now lives in Michigan.
Emily Wilson (ex-Ellie) married Adhir Kalyan on October 1, 2016, at the
Colony 29 resort in Palm Springs, CA.
Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily, GH; ex-Taylor, Days) married Dr. Matt Aldag, a neuroscientist and science writer, on
September 3, 2016, in Bedford, PA.
See a pic of the happy couple
Check how well you know Ryan Paevey (Nathan).
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Emme Rylan (Lulu)
had surgery on Thursday morning, August 25, 2016, after breaking her nose playing outside with her
young sons, Jackson & Levi. The recovery time will not cause her to miss any
days of work, though, due to already-scheduled dark weeks on the set of GH. She
explained that her 4-year-old son ran and jumped on a cushion she was on
just as she sat up and their two heads collided. Ouch!
Check out Nikky's beautiful pics and engrossing narrative of her visit with
many GH stars during the Fan Club Weekend
in July, 2016, in California!
Tony Dean Geary (ex-Luke) put his Hollywood Hills West house on sale in July
2016 for $999,999, furniture included, at 7010 Pacific View Drive, Los Angeles,
CA 90068. Built in 1979, it's a rustic 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom house with2,414 sq ft, 2-car
garage, & incredible views of downtown Los Angeles.
Check it out here.
July 6, Anthony Montgomery (André) shared that he is receiving sound and shock
wave treatments on his left knee for a torn meniscus & ligament sprains incurred while earning a
green belt in Hapkido on June 29.
Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R), hosts a podcast "
Mom A Go-Go" on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET,
featuring Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R).
Marisa Ramirez (ex-Gia Campbell, GH; ex-Carmen Mesta, Y&R), 38, who plays
Maria Baez on the CBS hit "Blue Bloods" gave birth to her first child, a
daughter named Violet Rae, on Sunday, May 29, 2016. It is rumored that her
ex-husband, Nathan Lavezoli, always wanted children, and they're now back
Erin Chambers (ex-Melanie, Y&R; ex-Siobahn, GH) and her husband, Carson
McKay, welcomed their first child, a son named Roan James, on June 2, 2016.
Pullos (Molly) graduated from high school on Thursday, June 2, 2016. She turns 18 on July 10.
Ashley Jones (Parker, GH; Bridget, B&B) gave birth to a boy named Hayden
Joel on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, with
husband Joel Henricks.
Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R; ex-Patrick, GH) and his wife Paloma Jonas
welcomed their first child, son Earth Bowie, on May 25, 2016.
Jensen Buchanan (ex-Elise, Y&R; ex-Marley/Vicky, AW & ATWT; ex-Sarah, OLTL;
ex-Melissa, GH & PC) was arrested for driving under the influence on the
morning of May 18, 2016, when her black 2016 Mercedes drifted across a
double yellow line and slammed into a 2014 Ford C-Max at 6:20 a.m. in
Buellton, near Santa Barbara. While her injuries were considered minor, the
other driver was treated for "major injuries" at Cottage Hospital.
43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Here! Click here for the list of nominees and winners.
Bryan Craig (Morgan) was in a serious car accident on May 4, 2016 when another
driver T-boned his Corvette and forced it into a fire hydrant. Even though he
wasn't wearing a seatbelt and no air bags deployed, Bryan is ok.
"General Hospital" won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series on May 1, 2016.
Risa Dorken (Nurse Amy) and Bo Clark will marry on June 24, 2017.
Bryan Craig (Morgan), Daytime Emmy winner for Younger Actor, and Kelly
Thiebaud (ex-Britt) will tie the knot on March 18, 2017.
Laura Wright (Carly, GH) and husband, John, have decided to divorce after 20
years together and two children.
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH ex-Alex, AMC; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach) is directing
the TV series "Cypress
Bayou" -- a small Louisiana town of ancient beings, dark forces, voodoo and
other magic -- starring Chase Coleman (ex-Garrett, OLTL).
Watch the trailer!
Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie), who married in June
2013, announced in April 2016 that they are divorcing. They have a daughter,
Harper Rose, 2.
"Ladies of the Lake," the new digital series based on the novel by Days'
Executive Producer Ken Corday, has announced its cast. Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady,
Days; ex-Rick, B&B), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days), John-Paul Lavoisier (Philip,
Days; ex-Rex, OLTL), Martha Madison (Belle, Days; ex-Elizabeth, GH; ex-Lola,
Passions), Wally Kurth (Justin, Days; Ned, GH), Marie Wilson (Summer, Days;
ex-Meg, ATWT; ex-Karen, PC & GH), Gordon Thomson (ex-Walter, Days; ex-Freeman,
Passions; ex-AJ, Sunset Beach; ex-Adam, Dynasty), John Callahan (ex-Edmund, AMC;
ex-Dr. Baker, Days; ex-Leo, GH), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days), Lilly Melgar
(ex-Lily, GH; ex-Claudia, B&B), Jessica Morris (ex-Jennifer, OLTL) & Jillian
Clare (ex-Abby, Days) will appear in the new soap from Michael Caruso.
Jacob Young (Rick, B&B; ex-JR, AMC; ex-Lucky, GH) and wife Christen welcomed their third child, a girl
named Grace Elizabeth, on March 20, 2016 who joined Luke Wayne, 7, and Molly, 2.
They now live in a small town in northern Utah, from which Jake commutes to work
Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) and husband Shane Aaron had a baby boy
named Sebastian James on January 25, 2016, who
joins sister Victoria Milani, 2.
Siri Pinter is Mark Pinter's (ex-Agent Rayner) daughter by his first wife.
She's married to NBC's Carson Daly and has a food blog at
George Gaynes, who originally played crime lord Frank Smith, passed away
at 98 in North Bend, Washington, on February 15, 2016. Smith hired Luke to run
the Campus Disco as a money-laundering operation. Luke was always under his
thumb until he managed a way to break free.
General Hospital's writing team won The Writers Guild of America (WGA) award
for 2015 in the daytime drama category. The award ceremony took place on
Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and simultaneously in New York.
ABC's General Hospital, Writers: Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio,
Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James
O'Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles,
Chris Van Etten.
Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon), with a little help from his friends, released
a cover of Justin Bieber's
"Love Yourself" on January 22, 2016.
Watch an extended cut from ABC with never-before-seen footage of
Robin and Patrick's wedding episode of January 7 with a special introduction
by Finola Hughes (Anna).
Matthew Ashford (ex-Tom) and his girlfriend Lana Buss had a daughter, Willa, on November 30,
2015. Willa joins brother Henry and two half-sisters, Grace & Emma.
Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) & Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky) have
teamed up to open a family-friendly restaurant called "Jack
and Jameson's Smokehouse" with great barbecue and world-class music at 509
Hillsboro Road in Franklin, TN near Nashville.
Enjoy a little tune with Maurice Benard (Sonny) and his teen daughter,
Cassidy, who's a bit embarrassed.
On January 3, Kimberly McCullough (Robin) posted her
2015 Year-End Wrap Up about her best & worst times in which she shares her
successes, physical ailments, and sadly a tragic miscarriage of a baby girl at
22 weeks. Our hearts break with her.
General Hospital actors Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon) and Brytni Sarpy
(Valerie) team up with Chris O Music and Victor Olivas to bring a new twist to
Selena Gomez's "Good
Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R) announced the birth of her
second child, son Jameson Jones Lee Stafford, on Saturday, October 24, 2015,
with a sweet Instagram shot
of the baby with his big sister, Natalia, 5.
John Stamos (ex-Blackie) entered rehab on June 24, 2015, due to a long-standing substance
abuse problem, 12 days after he was arrested for DUI in Beverly Hills and taken
to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment. UPDATE: On Friday, October 16, he
will be arraigned and if convicted, faces up to six months in jail
for the misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of drugs.
Chris Whitesell, who was "Days of Our Lives" co-head writer until August,
will be joining the GH team as a breakdown writer, working with new head
writers Jean Passanante & Shelly Altman. He was co-head writer at GH in 1997 for
Jason Thompson wrote the song "Sailor Short on Wind" that he performed on
Wednesday, September 23, as Patrick Drake on GH.
Here are his lyrics.
Randolph Mantooth (ex-Alex, Loving/The City; ex-Hal, ATWT, ex-Kirk, OLTL;
ex-Richard, GH) completed treatment for cancer in August, 2015.
The Numbers That Got Carlivati Fired As GH's Head Writer
Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante are GH's co-head writers starting
August 10, 2015, replacing Ron Carlivati. Altman previously worked on One Life to
Live, Another World, and Y&R, as well as GH. Passanante was head writer and co-head writer for several daytime dramas,
including Y&R, AMC, and ATWT.
Watch Tony Geary on ABC's Nightline on 7/22/15!
Great interview with Tony Geary about leaving the show!
Michael Easton (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC; ex-Tanner, Days)
has written the graphic novel "Credence: Lose This Skin."
Check out the trailer
ABC has a special video retrospective in Tony Geary's honor as Luke
Spencer leaves GH on Monday, July 27. On Monday, July 13,
moments from the last 28 years of his long journey.
Tony Geary (Luke) filmed a 25-minute whirlwind tour of Amsterdam (his adopted
Dutch city). The DVD is up for sale for $20. Send a money order to Jim Warren,
PO Box 3555, Hollywood, CA 90078.
Carly And Sonny’s Divorce War Heats Up!
Carly is loaded for bear after Sonny sics immigration officers on Jax in a
move to get the Aussie out of his wife’s sphere for good - and when she
confronts him about his dirty dealings, she makes it clear that he’s ruined any
chance of an amicable divorce. As the duo moves forward with their divorce, past
decisions play a major role and there’s quite a bit at stake in their escalating
battle. Sonny consults with his attorney, Diane, who warns him that Carly’s
claim on his assets is pretty darn ironclad. Meanwhile, Carly decides to lawyer
up as she heads toward another divorce from the don.
Nathan gets bad news about Maxie.
Tracy makes a shocking announcement.
Anna is closer to learning Valentin’s secret.
Jason makes a fateful decision in his quest to help Jake.
Sonny finds comfort with another woman.
*Ratings for 3/27: 1.9
Jack Topalian debuted last week as Agent Torosyan, an immigration
officer looking for Samira.
Ingo Rademacher is out as Jasper “Jax” Jacks.
*Hot Plots Preview - The Walls Close In On Ava*
With Dante looking for answers about Morgan’s pill bottle, med-swapper Ava is
very concerned. A conversation with Kiki leaves Ava feeling guiltier than ever
about her role in Morgan’s death. Ava makes a surprising new connection - with
Kiki and Ava indulge in some comfort food.
Jason wonders what else he can’t remember on 4/24, while Jax makes a
compelling argument. Tracy is on pins and needles on 4/25, while Lulu and Dante
celebrate and Hayden receives disappointing news. Carly surprises Michael on
4/26, while Lucy is tempted to come clean. Ava rejoices on 4/27, while Jason
wades through guilt and memories and Monica buys time for Ned. A special episode
centering around Tracy will air on 4/28.
*What Will Happen*
Scott talks strategy.
Nathan grows impatient.
Sonny turns the tables.
Sonny Guns For Jax!
Jax becomes the target of Sonny's fury after Michael informs him that Jax was
behind the acquisition of Nelle's kidney - and the consequences of Sonny's
actions have major repercussions not only for his rival, but for his
already-troubled marriage. Sonny flies into a rage - and out of his house,
prompting a panicked call from Michael to Dante. Meanwhile, Nelle is at Carly's,
confirming to Carly that she did not sleep with Sonny. Nelle takes her leave -
at which point Sonny storms in. The situation only gets dicier when Dante enters
the fray. Dante upholds the law and arrests Jax. At the PCPD, when Nelle is
summoned to make a statement against Jax, Carly comes to realize that Nelle may
well have the power to determine his fate.
Carly is concerned about Michael's connection to Nelle.
Nina tries to enlist Nelle to spy on Valentin and Anna.
Tracy has a dream in which she's forced to defend her life.
Finn receives shocking results from his drug test.
Jason fears his past may be affecting Jake.
*Ratings for 3/20: 1.9
William deVry returns this week as Julian Jerome, and not in ghost
Oliver Muirhead appears this week as Larry Ashton.
Ivy Natalia debuts this week as Samira, a mystery woman with personal
business to attend to.
Tequan Richmond appears this week as TJ Ashford.
Jane Elliot (Tracy Quartermaine) is leaving the show. Elliot taped her
final scenes on 3/29.
*Hot Plots Preview - Jordan Comes Clean With TJ*
When TJ walks in on his mother, Jordan, and de facto uncle, Curtis, she cops
to their nascent romance.
Julian is cuffed.
Kiki gives Dillon something to think about.
Tracy attempts to upstage Olivia on 4/17, while Dante fears the worst.
Tracy disappoints the family on 4/18, while Alexis finds closure and Liz is
distraught. Nelle takes the high road on 4/19, while Hayden isn't sure about the
future and Carly vows to punish Nelle. Finn questions Tracy's motives on 4/20,
while Jason has good news for Sonny and Franco worries about Jake..
*What Will Happen*
Jason and Elizabeth show a united front.
Sonny causes trouble for Jax.
Scott and Ava pay a visit to the PCPD.
Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is featured in the Take Five interview this
Nelle To Sonny: “We Didn't Have Sex!”
Nelle is left reeling after finding out from Jax that she'd been lied to by
her father and was targeting Carly in error - and in a last-ditch effort to
regain Michael's trust, she makes a doozy of an admission to Sonny! Nelle runs
into Michael and he tells her that Jax's information doesn't change the fact
that she slept with Sonny. Nelle heads over to Sonny's, where the reception is
far from warm. Nelle shocks Sonny with the news that she drugged him on the
night she got him into bed, and that they never actually had sex! The fireworks
really begin when Sonny reveals this new aspect of Nelle's trickery to Michael.
Michael flips his lid! Nelle is undeterred by Michael's display of fury. As for
Sonny, he can't get over to Carly's house fast enough to fill her in on Nelle's
revelation. But when he gets there, Sonny finds her with Jax.
A surprise visitor upsets Tracy's plans to unveil her painting.
Jordan and Curtis make a decision about their relationship.
Jason and Sam search frantically for Alexis.
Jake reveals a shocking secret about Jason.
Sonny seeks revenge against Jax.
*Ratings for 3/13: 2.0
O'Neill Monahan has been cast as Rocco Falconeri! Monahan is taking
over the role from Mason Tannous.
Parry Shen appears this week as Brad Cooper!
*Hot Plots Preview - Jason And Franco Clash*
Jake makes an unauthorized visit to Franco's studio, leading to a tense
encounter between Jason and Franco. When Franco finds Jake on his doorstep, he
is very torn. Franco remains mindful of his promise to keep his distance from
Jake and summons the boy's parents to retrieve him. Jason is grudgingly
grateful. The tension between Franco and Jason thickens when Jason declares the
studio off-limits to Jake. After the trio departs, Franco discovers a cryptic
message that Jake has left behind for him.
Jax and Carly get a little closer.
Dillon serves up the goods.
Michael confides in Kristina on 4/10, while Nathan delivers news to
Alexis and Curtis updates Sam. Dante encourages Lulu on 4/11, while Finn grows
desperate and Hayden moves on. Valentin receives a gift on 4/12, while Nina
returns to Wyndemere and Anna gains the upper hand. Andre admits to heartbreak
on 4/13, while Brad betrays Finn and Olivia worries about Dante.
*What Will Happen*
Jax tries to make amends.
Sonny's sorrow turns to anger.
Dante pushes forward with his investigation
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