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All About General Hospital!

NEWS AND INFORMATION!  Scoops and Spoilers Below

"General Hospital" will NOT air a new episode on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016.

Check out this sneak peek video of this year's Nurses' Ball.

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.

Email a question for Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R) to, 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 way backstage.

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!

Visit 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, 2016.

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.

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 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 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, 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 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, 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 5/30/16

It’s Nurses’ Ball Time! The Nurses’ Ball airs from 5/24-5/26! The ball will feature some traditions maintained and some innovations. There will be a surprise return and a couple of not-so-surprise returns that will remind everyone of the origins of the Nurses’ Ball.

Ratings for 4/25: 2.1

Abbie Boudreau and George Pennacchio appear to cover the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball!

Jacklyn Zeman appears this week as Bobbie Spencer, who is on hand as her son, Lucas, is poised to wed.

Kimberly McCullough is out, again, as Robin Scorpio-Drake, who returned to Port Charles for the Nurses’ Ball.

Brooklyn Rae Silzer is out, again, as Emma Scorpio-Drake, who joined mom, Robin, for the Nurses’ Ball festivities.

*Hot Plots Preview* Wedding Drama For “Brucas”! Lucas and Brad, who got engaged at last year’s Nurses’ Ball, decide to say their “I do’s” at this year’s festivities. With Lucy on board to officiate the ceremony, the grooms-to-be are breathing easy. But a complication soon arises when a medical emergency takes Lucas away from the ball. Lucas asks that a message be relayed to Brad that he will be back. It’s a promise he may not be able to keep, as Lucas soon finds himself in an unforeseen - and dangerous - situation.

Alexis makes a surprising call on 5/23, while Michael gets filled in on some grim details and Liz cautions Nikolas about playing with fire. The Nurses’ Ball kicks off on 5/24, while Liz is in for a public humiliation and Obrecht plots to disrupt the festivities. Curtis swoops in to save the day on 5/25, while Ava refuses to buy into Carly’s threats. A body is discovered on the rocks on 5/26, while a heartbroken Morgan watches from a distance and Jordan makes an arrest.

What Will Happen: Ava and Paul play one another, seeing who will break first. Anna says a final good-bye. Dillon makes a surprising discovery about Tracy.

Chad Duell (Michael) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 5/23/16

Carlos’s Murder Has Major Fallout! Julian’s fatal stabbing of Carlos with Helena’s dagger leaves Anna shaken - and the killer’s marriage to Alexis in jeopardy. Julian’s wife quickly begins to suspect that he is responsible for the death of the man he contracted to murder Duke - and could have implicated him to the cops.

Ratings for 4/18: 2.1

Teresa Castillo returns on 5/20 as Sabrina Santiago.

Jeffrey Vincent Parise is out, again, as Carlos Rivera.

*Hot Plots Preview* Dillon And Kiki Grow Closer! The burgeoning friendship-and-possibly-more between Dillon and Kiki takes another step forward when they spend some quality time together and Kiki thanks Dillon for the support he’s shown her as she recovers from the trauma of being shot. That Dillon is, indeed, crushing on his new acquaintance becomes more obvious by the end of their latest encounter.

Elizabeth breaks bad news to Jake on 5/16, while Monica makes an executive decision. The countdown to the Nurses’ Ball begins on 5/17, while Tracy gets a shocking delivery and Kevin makes Laura an offer. Jason and Sonny have a heartfelt talk on 5/18, while Laura and Kevin’s investigation leads them into her past and Hayden turns to Tracy in her time of need. Ava makes a plea to Morgan on 5/19, while Obrecht starts snooping around and Michael has an emotional moment.

What Will Happen: Hayden gets a cold dose of reality. Lucas and Brad lock in a wedding date. Nikolas must go to extreme measures to solve a problem.

SOD 5/16/16

Total Recall For Jason! A special Jason-centric episode on 5/9 results in the long-awaited return of Mr. Morgan’s missing memories. There comes a critical moment, in a life-and-death situation, when he has to call on events and people from the past that he has forgotten.

Ratings for 4/11: 2.1

Nicolas Bechtel will appear on 6/1 and 6/2 as Spencer Cassadine!

Ian Buchanan will appear this week as the late Duke Lavery!

Robin Mattson appears on 5/11 as Heather Webber!

Kimberly McCullough appears on 5/9 as Robin Scorpio-Drake, who will also return later in the month for the Nurses’ Ball.

Brooklyn Rae Silzer will appear as Emma Scorpio-Drake, who returns for the Nurses’ Ball.

*Hot Plots Preview* Carlos On The Loose! Carlos makes a break for freedom this week, placing several lives in danger. Paul helps to facilitate his escape from police custody. Paul has a vested interest in seeing Carlos disappear, one way or another. As does Julian, of course!

A horrible accident puts several lives in jeopardy on 5/9, while Jason makes a startling discovery and doors to the past are opened. Lulu urges Maxie to let go of Nathan’s past on 5/10, while Jason wants to share his experience with Sam and Anna’s life is on the line. Franco turns to a surprising source for advice on 5/11, while Alexis wrestles with doubts and Julian puts a Cassadine relic to use. Franco pleads for a second chance on 5/12, while Michael comes to the rescue and Obrecht and Maxie share a bonding moment.

What Will Happen: An unexpected truth about Griffin stuns Anna and Sonny. Alexis is rattled by her suspicions. Nikolas and Hayden each have plans for the other.

NOTE:  We get the scoops from SOW and SOD, but sometimes real life interferes or our subscription is very late.  If the scoops are not done by Monday, they are not put up. Thanks and check back next week!

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