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NEWS AND INFORMATION!  Scoops and Spoilers Below

Win a trip to the star-studded Soap Opera Digest 40th Anniversary event on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA! Included is airfare, a hotel room for 2 nights, car service to and from the airport, and the event at a Hollywood hot spot. Enter here until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

The pre-nominees for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on January 27, 2016. These performers now submit work from two episodes (no longer than 20 minutes) for the blue ribbon screening, beginning on February 22. Nominations will be announced on Thursday, March 24, with the Emmys presented in Los Angeles, CA on May 1, 2016.
Lead Actor:
B&B: Thorsten Kaye (Ridge)
Days: Billy Flynn (Chad)
GH: Maurice Benard (Sonny), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas), & Anthony Geary (Luke)
Y&R: Eric Braeden (Victor), Doug Davidson (Paul), Justin Hartley (Adam), Christian LeBlanc (Michael), & Kristoff St. John (Neil)
Lead Actress:
Days: Kassie DePaiva (Eve), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), & Kate Mansi (Abby)
GH: Finola Hughes (Anna), Maura West (Ava), & Laura Wright (Carly)
Y&R: Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), & Gina Tognoni (Phyllis)
Supporting Actor:
B&B: Darin Brooks (Wyatt) & Jacob Young (Rick)
Days: Wally Kurth (Justin) & Christopher Sean (Paul)
GH: Sean Blakemore (Shawn) & Dominic Zamprogna (Dante)
Y&R: Steve Burton (Dylan), Sean Carrigan (Ben), Bryton James (Devon), & Greg Rikaart (Kevin)
Supporting Actress:
B&B: Linsey Godfrey (Caroline)
Days: Molly Burnett (Melanie), Judy Evans (Adrienne), Peggy McCay (Caroline), & Melissa Reeves (Jennifer)
Y&R: Lauralee Bell (Christine), Jessica Collins (Avery), Christel Khalil (Lily), Sofia Pernas (Marisa), & Kelly Sullivan (Sage)
Younger Actor:
B&B: Rome Flynn (Zende) & Pierson Fodé (Thomas)
Days: Connor Kalopsis (Chase), James Lastovic (Joey), Jonathan McClendon (Chase), Casey Moss (JJ) & Terrell Ransom Jr. (Theo)
GH: Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer), Bryan Craig (Morgan), & Tequan Richmond (TJ)
Y&R: Max Ehrich (Fen)
Younger Actress:
B&B: Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy), Reign Edwards (Nicole), & Ashlyn Pearce (Aly)
Days: Camila Banus (Gabi), Lauren Boles (Ciara), Vivian Jovanni (Ciara), Olivia Keegan (Claire), & True O'Brien (Paige)
GH: Hayley Erin (Kiki) & Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma)
Y&R: Kelli Goss (Courtney), Camryn Grimes (Mariah), Hunter King (Summer), & Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith)

Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) and husband Shane Aaron welcomed a baby boy on January 25, 2016, to join sister Victoria Milani who will be 2 in May.

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.

Jacob Young (Rick, B&B; ex-JR, AMC; ex-Lucky, GH) and wife Christen will welcome their third child, a girl, in February 2016 to join Luke Wayne, 7, and Molly, 2. They now live in a small town in northern Utah, from which Jake commutes to work in LA.

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."

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced 2015 nominees in best daytime drama writing teams:
CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful, Head Writers: Bradley P. Bell, Michael Minnis Writers: Rex M. Best, Shannon Bradley, Adam Dusevoir, Tracey Ann Kelly, Patrick Mulcahey, Mark Pinciotti, Michele Val Jean.
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.
The award ceremonies will be presented on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and simultaneously in New York.

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 2/15/16

Anna Gets Closer To Paul! This week, Paul tries to get the upper hand with Anna, but she’s the one who ends up extracting potentially powerful info. Before coming face to face with Ms. Devane, Paul tries to glean some Anna-related intel from Jordan. But Jordan’s guard is up and she stonewalls the DA - then warns Anna that Paul is asking questions. This prompts Anna to pay Paul a surprise visit in his office, where she uses her feminine wiles to throw Paul off his game. Paul is not completely snowed by her tactics - nor is he unaffected by them. Anna may not get everything she was looking for in the encounter, but she does come away with some key insight into Paul, who lets it slip that he has a daughter. While Anna tasks Mac with investigating Paul’s daughter, Paul is left to ponder his growing pull to his special investigator.

Ratings for 1/11: 2.2

Carolyn Hennesy will be returning as Diane Miller!

Ashley Jones debuted on 1/29 as Parker Forsyth, Kristina’s lesbian professor.

*Hot Plots Preview* Big Move For “Naxie”! Maxie and Nathan take the next step in their relationship this week when they decide to move in together. A pipe bursts at Kelly’s, so it’s freezing cold at Nathan’s place. He goes to crash with Maxie and blurts out that he wants to move in. The suggestion is received positively by his girlfriend, who immediately and excitedly agrees. The problem is that Maxie already has a roomie or two, since Lulu and Rocco are staying there.

Jason may be too late to save Sam on 2/8, while Sonny and Carly give Michael sage advice about the Sabrina situation. Liz is concerned about Jake’s part in Sam’s health crisis on 2/9, while Ava gives Alexis and Julian a unique wedding gift. Nikolas does some online research, hoping to get some answers about Hayden on 2/10, while Hayden’s update infuriates Tracy and Maxie grows closer to Dillon. Liz finds comfort from a surprising source on 2/11, while Hayden takes note of Tracy’s odd behavior.

What Will Happen: Liz’s emotional reckoning comes to a head. Maxie and Nathan try to reunite Lulu and Dante. Several Port Charles residents are summoned to the reading of Helena’s will.

Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 2/8/16

Jake’s Exposure Spells Trouble For Sam! Jason, Sam and Elizabeth all put the pieces together and realize that Jake is responsible for the incidents at the Webber house that have kept Jason in Elizabeth’s orbit. But for Sam, the discovery has life-threatening complications. When Sam has her lightbulb moment, she is at the Webber home with Jake and tumbles down the stairs while confronting him. In the wake of her fall, a panic-striken Jake fears that Sam is dead and that he’s responsible. This spells trouble not only for Jake, but for an injured Sam. Oblivious to Sam’s perilous situation, Jason and Liz are focused on their son.

Ratings for 1/4: 2.3

Matt Cohen debuts in early February as Griffin Munro, the new doctor Lucas calls in to assist with Sonny’s case.

Teresa Castillo (Sabrina Santiago) is off the canvas for her maternity leave. She is expected to return to the set in April.

Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos Rivera) is off the canvas during Castillo’s maternity leave.

*Hot Plots Preview* Lulu Makes A Play For Dante! After Dante tells Lulu that he’s moving forward with their divorce, she makes a last-ditch effort to repair their marriage. Following a heart-to-heart with Olivia, who pleads with Dante to reconsider, he returns home to a romantic scene, courtesy of his estranged wife, who declares that she’s there to save their union.

Nina finds inspiration in Olivia’s battle on 2/1. Felix breaks troubling news to Michael on 2/2. A change in circumstances has Ava taking legal action on 2/3, while Hayden and Nikolas’s “moment” is interrupted and Scotty brings Laura surprising news. Hayden plays dumb to Nikolas’s pointed questions on 2/4, while Dante witnesses a flirtatious moment between Curtis and Valerie and Sam has a hallucination of Jason that sparks memories from their past.

*February’s Hottest Stories* Sam and Jason start to explore a relationship based on who they are now and slowly start to get closer. Sonny is more involved in the arms deal than he lets on. Sonny’s main mission is getting Avery back. Port Charles residents will be caught in the crossfire when the arms deal goes wrong. After the gun battle, Carly will have a crisis of conscience about the violence associated with marrying Sonny. Alexis and Julian finally get married, but drama will be swirling. Paul and Anna continue their cat-and-mouse game, but Paul will make a shocking confession to Anna that changes everything. Robert will remain on the case to find clues about Carlos and Sabrina’s whereabouts. Hayden and Nikolas take their relationship to the next level, despite their mutual distrust. We will learn more about Hayden’s past. Morgan goes off his meds and has a manic episode with major consequences. Carly and Sonny will have to make the hardest decision ever. Maxie and Nathan have something up their sleeves for Valentine’s Day that will force Lulu and Dante to re-examine their relationship. Lulu makes a decision that puts her in great danger. Kristina’s school woes continue. We will learn more about Kristina’s relationship with her professor. Jake will end up needing care at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

What Will Happen: Someone confesses to murder. Sonny finds an unexpected bond with a stranger. A side effect of Morgan’s medication begins to push him over the edge.

SOD 2/1/16

Hayden And Nikolas Get Engaged! After Hayden hits the sheets with the man who had her shot, Nikolas says that he’s falling in love with her - and asks her to marry him. His declaration of love catches Hayden off-guard. Hayden panics when Nikolas proposes. Hayden says yes, but with a secretly heavy heart.

Ratings for 12/28: 2.4

Tequan Richmond returns this weeks as TJ Ashford!

Brandon Barash wraps up his return as Johnny Zacchara this week.

*Hot Plots Preview* Morgan Wants Kiki Back! Despite their failed marriage and subsequent failed reconciliation, Morgan decides this week that he wants to make another go of things with Kiki. Kiki is skeptical when Morgan makes his pitch to try again, but she agrees to go on a date with him.

A vacationing Tracy has an unexpected encounter with a familiar face on 1/25, while Jason rethinks a decision about recovering more of his memories. Julian reaches across the aisle, hoping for peace on 1/26, while Valerie draws a line in the sand with Dante and Dillon offers Lulu his undying support. Carly has a good reason for rushing into Sonny’s arms on 1/27, while Anna and Robert close in on Sabrina and Carlos and Morgan nixes a guaranteed “good time”. Jake reacts badly to Jason’s news on 1/28, while Carlos comes through for Sabrina in her time of need and Max fills in Sonny on the true nature of Ava’s business.

What Will Happen: Franco has a disturbing warning for Liz. Kristina’s professor confronts her. Lulu enlists Olivia and Maxie’s help to save her troubled marriage.

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