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NEWS AND INFORMATION! Scoops and Spoilers Below
Email a question for Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R) to SODQandA@gmail.com,
and they will ask her as part of an upcoming interview in Digest!
Live-streaming channel Parachute TV
will provide red-carpet coverage and behind-the-scenes access for both the
Daytime Emmys on Sunday, May 1 & the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday, April
29. Also, winners will immediately interact with fans on
Periscope moments after they make their
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!
https://www.youtube.com/user/emmys/videos to see nominee reels for the 43rd
Annual Daytime Emmy Awards which will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
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.
Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily, GH; ex-Taylor, Days) announced her
engagement to Dr. Matt Aldag, a neuroscientist and science writer, on March 23,
GH will air its 12th Nurses' Ball from Tuesday - Thursday, May 24 - 26, 2016.
Ashley Jones (Parker, GH; Bridget, B&B) is expecting a son in May with
husband Joel Henricks.
On Thursday, March 24, 2016, the nominees for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
were announced. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place on Friday,
April 29, while The Daytime Emmys will be presented at the Westin Bonaventure
Hotel & Suites in LA on Sunday, May 1, 2016 but
will not be televised this year.
Outstanding Drama Series:
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
The Young and the Restless
The Bold and the Beautiful
The Young and the Restless
Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH)
Justin Hartley (Adam, Y&R)
Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R)
Kristoff St. John (Neil, Y&R)
Kassie DePaiva (Eve,
Mary Beth Evans (Kayla, Days)
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH)
Maura West (Ava/Denise, GH)
Tracey Bregman (Lauren, Y&R)
Jacob Young (Rick,
Sean Blakemore (Shawn, GH)
Dominic Zamprogna (Dante, GH)
Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R),
Bryton James (Devon, Y&R)
Linsey Godfrey (Caroline,
Peggy McCay (Caroline, Days)
Melissa Reeves (Jennifer, Days)
Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R)
Jessica Collins (Avery, Y&R)
Pierson Fodé (Thomas,
Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer, GH)
Bryan Craig (Morgan, GH)
Tequan Richmond (TJ, GH)
Max Ehrich (Fen, Y&R)
Reign Edwards (Nicole,
Ashlyn Pearce (Aly, B&B)
True O'Brien (Paige, Days)
Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma,
Hunter King (Summer, Y&R)
To see the full list of
nominations, click here!
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 welcomed a baby boy
named Sebastian James on January 25, 2016, to
join sister Victoria Milani who will be 2 in May.
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.
Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R; ex-Patrick, GH) and his wife Paloma Jonas are
expecting their first baby in May.
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, 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.
Jason Starts To Remember His Past - With Franco! The once-roiling
Jason/Franco rivalry, which dates back to Jason’s pre-amnesia days and Franco’s
pre-tumor removal ones, has been reduced to a mild mutual dislike - but all that
may change when Jason has a significant memory flash about his horrid history
with the erstwhile serial-killing artist. Needless to say, the memory is not a
pleasant one. A very intense confrontation ensues, which Sam and Obrecht try to
break up. Later, Sam fills in some blanks for Jason, providing a recap of their
Franco-laden past. Franco realizes he could be in big trouble, so he decides to
try to make Jason realize that things have changed. Which may be easier said
than done - and may trigger unforeseen consequences.
Ratings for 3/28: 2.1
John DeLuca appears on 4/26 as Aaron.
Risa Dorken debuts on 5/4 as Amy, a new nurse at General Hospital.
Rick Hearst appears on 4/26 as Ric Lansing!
Lynn Herring is returning as Lucy Coe, who returns in time for the Nurses’
Kimberly McCullough is returning as Robin Scorpio-Drake, who puts in a
Nurses’ Ball appearance.
Hudson West debuts this week as Jake Spencer.
*Hot Plots Preview* Trouble For “Julexis”! Alexis and Julian are feeling
confident about her odds of getting the case against her client, Carlos,
dismissed - but trouble is brewing on multiple fronts. Things get complicated
when a surprise witness to Duke’s shooting comes forward.
Julian and Nina make a connection on 4/25, while a surprise witness steps
forward. Dillon tries to be a friend to a recovering Kiki on 4/26, while Obrecht
encourages Franco to explore his darker side. Kristina is ready to take Sam’s
advice on 4/27, while Hayden’s day goes from bad to worse. Sonny worries about
Michael on 4/28, whiles Maxie seeks Sam’s help.
What Will Happen: Jason questions Sonny’s motives. Andre defends Anna. Lucas
comes up with a plan.
Anna And Paul Are Arrested! Two Port Charles law enforcers end up in
handcuffs this week when Anna and Paul are both arrested for their various
crimes, including her attempted murder of Carlos and his fatal shooting of
Sloane. Paul is understandably aghast when Anna spells out the details of
Sloane’s demise, among other incriminating tidbits, to Jordan. Though neither is
innocent, Paul’s crime is more egregious and he has more to lose. Once they’re
in their cells, Paul explains to Anna that he’s confident that he can strike a
deal with Carlos that will end up implicating Julian, while the two of them go
free. The duo’s close quarters also prompt Paul to open up to Anna about his
feelings for her, which are genuine. Paul understands that at some point he may
have to pay for what he has done, but at least in the short term, it pays to
have friends in high places, including his college buddy, Mayor Lomax.
Ratings for 3/21: 2.1
Shari Belafonte appears on 4/19 as Mayor Janice Lomax, who has something to
say about Paul’s arrest.
Jon Lindstrom returns this week as Kevin Collins.
*Hot Plots Preview* Ned And Olivia Meet Again! The nascent duo once known as
“NOlivia” reunites this week for the first time since Ned returned to Port
Charles. The duo split on a bittersweet note last year after Ned begged off of
continuing to pretend to be Leo’s daddy - a subterfuge that quickly ended
anyway, when Julian found out that he sired Olivia’s baby.
Julian comes up with a plan that involves Alexis’s help on 4/18, while
Kristina opens up to Sam. Sonny levels Julian with a threat on 4/19, while Nina
finds herself in a bad state. Sam has a nightmare that she can’t shake on 4/20,
while Felix and Michael work together to find Sabrina and Laura learns the
meaning of Helena’s message from beyond the grave. Ned wonders if Tracy really
is a changed woman on 4/21, while Andre is brought in to give a psych evaluation
of a prisoner and Sonny warns Alexis about where her association with Julian
What Will Happen: Scott has an unconventional idea about how best to
represent Anna. Michael finds a clue about Sabrina’s whereabouts. Franco’s
attempt to make amends with Nina goes very wrong.
Sonny and Anna Track Down Carlos! Sonny and Anna travel to Ecuador this week
in pursuit of Duke’s killer, Carlos, leading to an epic showdown. Getting out of
town initially proves difficult when Paul tries to block Anna’s departure. Once
she gets away from Paul (and dispatches Andre, another inconvenient visitor),
Anna and her unlikely ally board a plane. En route to Ecuador, Anna reveals to
Sonny that she shot Carlos on the docks last May. By the time their plane
touches down, both Sonny and Anna are chomping at the bit to get to the
Ratings for 3/14: 2.1
John DeLuca debuts on 4/26 as Aaron.
Jeffrey Vincent Parise appears this week as Carlos Rivera.
*Hot Plots Preview* Will Nikolas Lose ELQ? Several parties are gunning for
Nikolas’s shares of ELQ, starting with Hayden, who tells her husband that if he
doesn’t part with his stock, she’ll turn him in to the cops for trying to shoot
her in the head. Jason and Sam are also hip on Nikolas’s 2015 hit on Hayden, and
Jason comes to Nikolas with an offer he may not be able to refuse: Sell ELQ to
him or else.
Maxie breaks a promise on 4/11, while Hayden has reason to celebrate. Valerie
rethinks her feelings for Curtis on 4/12, while Franco and Carly have a run-in.
Jordan and Andre’s jobs cause tension between them on 4/13, while Ava is
surprised by Kiki’s declaration. Jason fills in the Quartermaines about the
state of ELQ on 4/14, while Laura’s search for answers about her inheritance
from Helena leads her in a surprising direction.
What Will Happen: Paul and Jordan wonder about Anna’s fate. Julian spills his
guts to Ava. Nina’s words of advice evoke an unexpected reaction out of Nathan.
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