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Soaps will not air on Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, 2017. GH did not air on Wednesday, January 18 due to President Obama's last news conference.

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!

The submission clips are in (up to 4 minutes from two episodes) and judging has begun for the pre-nomination round of the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The pre-nom results will be 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.

Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami, Days) returned to direct an episode at GH on December 5 which aired on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

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!

Watch Full GH Episodes Online on ABC.com, GH-HD-Blogspot, Fulltvshows.org, Hulu.com, Daily Motion, & YouTube.

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 1/23/17

Will Nathan And Maxie Finally Tie The Knot?

Nathan and Maxie's New Year's Eve wedding plans were derailed for a combination of unforeseen reasons, not the least of which was Nathan's discovery that he was still married to Claudette. This week, the groom oversees a stealth effort to finally make Maxie his wife. Nathan's marriage to Claudette is removed as a roadblock by the news of her death. Nathan's solution is to surprise Maxie with a wedding. But when it's time to go, Maxie is nowhere to be found, leaving Nathan in a bind. It may take a miracle to get Maxie to the ceremony.

*Early Editions*

Laura is surprised by Kevin's advice to Lulu.

Julian takes extreme measures to protect Jason.

Brad gives Finn an ultimatum.

Nathan and Dante grow more suspicious of Alexis.

*Ratings for 12/19: 1.9

Blake Berris is out as Damian Spinelli.

Brytni Sarpy (Valerie Spencer) has changed to recurring status.

*Hot Plots Preview - Julian's Boss Revealed*

The mysterious person who has been pulling Julian's strings will be identified this week when Julian pays him or her a visit. The stakes are high for Julian in the intense encounter he has with his superior.

*1st Look*

Liz and Sam have a sit-down.

Dante takes a serious call.

Jason and Sam make a deal on 1/16, while Ned supports Olivia through a crisis and Jordan goes against Andre's wishes. Ava demands answers on 1/17, while Lulu attempts to bond with Charlotte and Griffin slings accusations. Liz makes a grim discovery on 1/18, while Finn's behavior draws suspicion and Dante comforts Lulu. Liz and Kiki compare notes on 1/19.

*History Repeats Itself*

Anna Recalls Her Long-Ago Connection To Valentin!

Since returning to Port Charles in October 2016, Valentin has been harboring a multitude of secrets about his hidden history with Anna - and he's gotten a perverse kick out of toying with her about them. As for Anna, well, she knows that where there is smoke - the Latin WSB motto he dropped in her presence, the tune Charlotte hummed that Anna found strangely familiar, Valentin claiming a memory from her training academy days as his own, the decades-old photograph of Anna in his possession that Emma smuggled out of Wyndemere - there is most certainly fire. And this week, when both she and Valentin least expect it, Anna experiences a Valentin-centric recall that fills in some major blanks about their past. Of course, knowing that Valentin was toying with her and knowing why are two entirely separate matters, but Anna has long been certain that for Valentin, the matter is deeply personal. He seemed to confirm as much when he hinted to her that she had done something to him in the past. Anna's moment of Valentin truth is triggered when she witnesses a heated moment between him and Griffin, who is convinced that Valentin had something to do with Claudette's death. But once Anna knows how she is connected to Valentin, new dilemmas will emerge. Meanwhile, Valentin is likely going to have some Anna-related explaining to do to his new bride, Nina.

*What Will Happen*

Carly struggles with Sonny's violent lifestyle.

Sam discovers Alexis's secret.

Curtis and Jordan reminisce about old times.

Hayley Erin (Kiki) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 1/16/17

Alexis Hits Rock Bottom!

Petrified that she may have killed Tom, Alexis tries to seek comfort in the bottle, only to discover that Julian has rid her home of liquor. Alexis does not appreciate the gesture. Alexis will have more flashes of her encounter with Tom on the night he died. Opposite this, Scott and Franco are on a quest to figure out who Tom consorted with on the night he was murdered, in hopes of exonerating Franco - but when Franco stumbles upon evidence that it was Alexis, he hardly jumps for joy. On the positive side, the stressful situation forces Alexis to face her alcohol-related demons.

*Early Editions*

After finding a horrifying clue, Kiki and Liz search for Franco.

As Julian prepares to confess, someone close to him is threatened.

Lulu spills the beans to Charlotte.

Curtis and Jordan find themselves in close quarters.

*Ratings for 12/12: 2.0

Blake Berris will appear on 1/13 as Damian Spinelli. Berris will temporarily play the role for Bradford Anderson, who had a scheduling conflict.

Don Swayze appears as Buzz, the bum who planted the bomb in Julian's car that killed Morgan.

*Hot Plots Preview - Nelle And Bobbie Showdown*

The mounting tension between Bobbie and Nelle reaches a fever pitch this week - with potentially calamitous results for Nelle. Nelle basically calls Bobbie a whore. Bobbie is shocked, but reacts like the strong, fierce woman she is. After, Nelle realizes she probably went too far. But Bobbie may not take matters lying down.

Jason's alliance with Curtis hits a snag on 1/9, while Sonny gets legal advice and Ava wants answers. Sonny confronts Nelle on 1/10, while Kiki agrees to keep Franco's secret and Nathan and Maxie set out to find Claudette. Maxie and Nathan return with bad news on 1/11, while Valentin challenges Anna and Laura offers counsel to Liz. Finn takes Hayden for a spin on 1/12, while Franco finds himself in trouble and Valentin faces a tough task.

*What Will Happen*

Rudge orders a hit.

Nelle has second thoughts.

Sonny confesses his sins.

SOD 1/9/17

Franco Searches For Tom's Killer!

Tensions are high between Elizabeth and Franco in the wake of Tom Baker's murder - especially given that the murder weapon is an artist's tool, a fact Liz quickly picked up on when Franco was brought in for questioning. At the hospital, Franco confirms to Liz that the tool belongs to him - but swears that he did not use it to kill Tom. Franco proceeds to fill Liz in on his own time locked in the dog crate he had originally incarcerated Tom in, and how the experience changed him. Liz is left with a lot to process. In the meantime, Franco sets his sights on uncovering the true identity of the murderer.

*Early Editions*

At Julian's urging, Alexis seeks help for her drinking. Sonny considers confessing to Carly about his affair. Maxie and Nathan learn shocking news about Claudette. Franco is close to discovering the truth, but finds his life in jeopardy.

*Ratings for 12/5: 2.0

Tonja Walker (ex-Olivia Jerome) will return early this year. Walker's character has not yet been announced.

Don Harvey is out as Tom Baker, who was murdered.

*Hot Plots Preview - Introducing Nina Cassadine*

News of Valentin and Nina's impromptu New Year's Eve nuptials is not met with cheers as it travels through Port Charles. Lulu, for one, is livid because of Charlotte. Nina's brother also has a bad reaction.

Carly and Sonny reunite on 1/3, while Alexis gets unwelcome visitors and Lulu longs for Charlotte. Finn's recovery comes at a cost on 1/4, while André hypnotizes Anna, who hopes to recall her past connection with Valentin, and Obrecht challenges Liz. Sam questions Julian about Rudge on 1/5, while Nelle's friendship with Michael deepens and Jason gets a surprise. Alexis's memory betrays her on 1/6.

*What Will Happen*

Franco opens up to Scott. Laura gives Liz a pep talk about loving men with a dark side. Julian issues a challenge.


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