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Steve Burton (ex-Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) has launched www.burtonnutrition.com, a guide for losing weight and becoming fit. 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.

ABC Celebrates Valentine's Day With Themed Specials and New Episodes
Love is all around when classic Charlie Brown specials, ABC's comedies, “General Hospital” and “The Chew” celebrate the most romantic time of the year, Valentine's Day. Below are highlights of specials and episodes scheduled for February.
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13 “General Hospital” – On “General Hospital,” love is in the air in Port Charles as Kiki and Dillon make another attempt at a romantic first date. Meanwhile, Anna seizes an opportunity to put one over on Valentin, and the custody battle clouds Valentine's Day plans for Lulu, Dante, Maxie and Nathan. (2:00-3:00 p.m.)

The pre-nom results were announced on January 25 with 10 in each category moving forward to Blue Ribbon voting for which actors can submit 20 minutes from up to 4 episodes. The final nominations will be announced on March 22. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards show will be on April 28 while the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 both at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

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 http://kimberlymccullough.com/. Don Money, Emme Rylan (Lulu) & Sons

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 Hollywood.

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.

General Hospital is the only show nominated for a Writers Guild Award in the Daytime Drama category for 2016. The award show will be held on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in concurrent ceremonies in New York City & Los Angeles. 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 share in the award.

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!

Queen Elizabeth II & Emma Samms (ex-Holly)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 here.

Check how well you know Ryan Paevey (Nathan). Take our new quiz!

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Emme Rylan (Lulu)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.

On 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 " Single 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 together.

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.

Haley Pullos (Molly)Haley 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.

See the 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 in LA.

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 http://siriouslydelicious.blogspot.com.

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 For You."

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 7 months.

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.

OLDER NEWS:

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 here!

ABC has a special video retrospective in Tony Geary's honor as Luke Spencer leaves GH on Monday, July 27. On Monday, July 13, ABC.com released 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.


GH Scoops/Spoilers

By Mandy

SOD 2/27/17

Liv Kidnaps Sam!

When Julian ends up on the wrong end of Liv's rancor, his daughter, Sam, finds herself in grave peril. In the wake of Ava's arrest for Morgan's murder, Sam remains somewhat skeptical that that Ms. Jerome is the culprit. While Sam remains in the dark about Liv, Julian makes a last-ditch effort to wriggle out from under his sister's control - but she catches on to his bold move to eliminate her. Liv wants to teach her insubordinate brother a lesson, and decides to use Sam to do it. Liv manages to lure an unsuspecting Sam into the trap she sets for her niece. Once Liv has Sam right where she wants her, the private eye figures out Liv's true identity - and realizes that she's been kidnapped. While the peril mounts for Sam, Jason remains oblivious to the fact that she's in harm's way.

*Early Editions*

Alexis and Jason rush to find Sam before it's too late.

Liv holds Julian's life in her hands as she awaits the vote from the hospital board.

Carly discovers a shocking recording that tears apart her relationship with Sonny.

Hayden and Tracy confront Finn about his addiction.

Robin seeks counsel from Anna.

*Ratings for 1/23: 2.0

Kimberly McCullough returns as Robin Scorpio-Drake.

Tonja Walker has wrapped up her return as Liv Jerome, but will continue to air through mid March.

*Hot Plots Preview - Nelle Makes Her Move*

Nelle decides it's time to blow up Carly's world by making her privy to what (supposedly) happened between Sonny and Nelle. Nelle puts a flash drive containing Sonny's recorded confession in the mail, addressed to Carly and plans to leave Port Charles. But before she splits, Michael and Nelle take a trip up to the Corinthos cabin, which Carly wants readied for a romantic getaway for herself and Sonny. While there, Michael and Nelle grow closer and she has second thoughts because she's falling in love with him.

Carly plans a romantic getaway on 2/20, while Anna receives a life-changing diagnosis, Ned makes a big decision and Julian makes a grave mistake. Ned looks to Dante for advice on 2/21, while Julian calls Jason out. Ava grows desperate on 2/22, while Julian learns the consequences of his actions. Nina takes matters into her own hands on 2/23, while Hayden turns to Griffin for answers and Anna is overwhelmed by Valentin.

*What Will Happen*

Finn alienates Hayden. Laura becomes a pawn in Julian's game. Curtis and Jason make a startling revelation.

SOD 2/20/17

Will Ava Go Down For Morgan's Murder?

So far, Ava has managed to avoid the PCPD (or Sonny) uncovering her pill-swapping role in the events surrounding Morgan's murder. But it looks like her luck is about to run out. Jason gives Dante enough intel about Julian's secret meeting with his blonde sister (Liv) to warrant Ava being brought in for questioning. Ava is flummoxed, not to mention panicked, when the cops come into some shocking new evidence that strengthens the case against her. As the walls are closing in on her, Ava remains clueless as to the identity of the actual guilty party: Olivia Jerome!

*Early Editions*

Ned makes a big decision about his relationship with Olivia.

Anna receives a life-altering diagnosis.

Liv's act of revenge toward Julian puts Sam in grave danger.

Bobbie learns shocking news about Nelle's past.

The Quartermaines are one step closer to saving General Hospital, but a rival takes drastic measures to retain control.

*Ratings for 1/16: 2.0

Ciera Payton will appear as Grace, a blast from Curtis's past.

Hillary B. Smith will cross over from Llanview as legal eagle Nora Buchanan.

Kristina Wagner appears this week as Felicia Scorpio-Jones.

*Hot Plots Preview - Medical Woes For Anna*

Anna has been downplaying the significance of her chronic headaches - but she won't be able to for much longer. Then her symptoms escalate, and she must be rushed to GH. She'll have some help getting to the bottom of her malady.

*1st Look*

Is the honeymoon over for Nathan and Maxie?

Lulu is at the mercy of Valentin on 2/13, while Felicia gets closer to the truth. Franco struggles with his dark side on 2/14, while Nelle pushes her luck and Finn's behavior becomes erratic. Curtis flirts with danger on 2/15, while Nathan plays peacemaker. Nina grows suspicious on 2/16, while Liz takes a stand and Dillon and Kiki reconnect.

*What Will Happen*

Felicia gets closer to the truth.

Julian fears the PCPD is on to him.

Lulu is at the mercy of Valentin.

SOD 2/13/17

Liv Stirs Up Trouble For “Julexis”!

Julian's list of Liv-related headaches grows longer this week when he discovers that his sinister sister has cozied up to Alexis. After Julian informs Alexis that he's moving out, Liv drops by to discuss their plan to purchase GH - and she's still there when Alexis returns. Alexis spills that she has already met Liv and he is none too pleased. Later, Julian reconvenes with Liv to confront her about insinuating herself into his ex-wife's life. An unruffled Liv proudly gloats to Julian that she's using Alexis to mess with his head. Hoping to expedite Liv's eventual exit from Port Charles, Julian refocuses his energy on her scheme to take over GH. Julian is going to try to do whatever it takes to try to get Liv off his back. Especially since he's perceiving a thaw, however slight, in Alexis's demeanor toward him.

*Early Editions*

Sonny reaches his limit with Nelle's scheming.

Ava reels as she's accused of a horrible crime.

Anna suffers a health crisis.

Liz leads the nurses in their fight against General Hospital.

Julian comes to an agreement with Liv.

*Ratings for 1/9: 2.0

Ryan Carnes and Parry Shen appear this week as Lucas Jones and Brad Cooper!

Michael Rodrick is out as Seth Baker, who was hauled off to jail last week for the murder of his brother, Tom.

*Hot Plots Preview - Brad Puts The Screws To Finn*

Brad's efforts to leverage his knowledge of Finn's drug addiction for a share of the profits from the lizard serum put him in an uncomfortable position with his hubby, Lucas. At GH, Brad reminds Finn of what he expects in return for keeping quiet about the doc's dependence on Zen-Zen. However, Lucas overhears the tail end of the conversation.

Sam goes against Jason's wishes on 2/6. Nina turns to Maxie for a favor on 2/7, while Liz confronts Hayden and Carly gets a clue about Nelle's mystery man. Lulu overwhelms Charlotte on 2/8, while Anna's memories become increasingly unsettling and Dante gets a break in a case. Sonny seeks vengeance on 2/9, while Dante questions Carly's commitment.

*What Will Happen*

Alexis's sponsor has ulterior motives. Bobbie teams up with an old friend. Nelle receives a romantic gesture.


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