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Dateline Port Charles: Summering at the Metro Court Pool

The pool at the Metro Court Hotel is the place to be this summer.

Whether you're celebrating a birthday, catching up with friends or having a romantic dinner, the rooftop pool is where it's at.

Josslyn is there as lifeguard while Gio is there offering you towels and lounge service.

Plus Carly will there from time to time to check out what's happening.

Just be sure not to get hit by any stray bullets when Sonny is there at the pool.

by Anonymousreply 600July 17, 2024 5:54 PM

Link to previous thread.

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by Anonymousreply 1June 24, 2024 9:31 AM

Soap Opera watchers are embarrassingly pathetic

by Anonymousreply 2June 24, 2024 9:32 AM

Yes, but we are loyal.

by Anonymousreply 3June 24, 2024 10:12 AM

Someone's love tank is empty.

by Anonymousreply 4June 24, 2024 1:30 PM

Bajour? WTF is that shit?

by Anonymousreply 5June 24, 2024 5:38 PM

To continue my point about Johnny Wactor on the previous thread:

I'm not trying to negate the family's pain.

I just think it would be more productive to try and catch the killers which marches in an unrelated city won't do. Offering a reward for someone to come forward with information and put the killers behind bars would help them not feel so powerless.

I do judge 90% of GFMs. How did people cope before GFM?

by Anonymousreply 6June 24, 2024 5:51 PM

My best friend died and someone set up a GFM for the family; it made me feel good to contribute; it made me feel like I was doing something.

I know he had a multi-millionaire friend who could have thrown down plenty of bucks but I was glad I could help in some small way.

by Anonymousreply 7June 24, 2024 5:59 PM

Doesn’t Nina and Sam still have a rivalry? Remember Silas days ladies? Why was this dropped?!

by Anonymousreply 8June 24, 2024 7:06 PM

Lulu, is that you at R8 coming out of your coma?

by Anonymousreply 9June 24, 2024 7:17 PM

Haha Lulu is gonna be so behind?! How many times has Nik died during her coma?

by Anonymousreply 10June 24, 2024 8:27 PM

Soap Digest reporting the Bryan Craig is returning to GH.

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by Anonymousreply 11June 24, 2024 10:15 PM

I had money on Chavez.

Especially as Craig was on social practically BEGGING to come back. All the more reason for him to stay mum if he really were returning.

Yuri sighting today! He and Swickard looked the same height in one shot; but Swicky is around 5'8" ish and Yuri is closer to 6'3"


by Anonymousreply 12June 25, 2024 12:30 AM

I want Yuri to be the head of Pikeman!

by Anonymousreply 13June 25, 2024 12:40 AM

He's returning for one episode... supposedly he is NOT the return that FV was teasing

by Anonymousreply 14June 25, 2024 1:05 AM

One ep?

Guess this may be a test the waters kind of thing.

by Anonymousreply 15June 25, 2024 1:42 AM

Time for Frank Gay Valentini to go! GH is a fricking mess!

by Anonymousreply 16June 25, 2024 2:09 AM

Snaggletooth wins again.

by Anonymousreply 17June 25, 2024 3:26 AM

Hmmm. Just the one episode.

Then, maybe it IS Chavez.

by Anonymousreply 18June 25, 2024 5:09 AM

R8 The Sam/Silas/Nina angle was dropped primarily because of negative feedback, along with Kelly Monaco dissatisfaction with that storyline, so they moved her to Patrick, where she was still unhappy, until Billy Miller's Jason made her happy.

by Anonymousreply 19June 25, 2024 5:45 AM

Monaco wasn't miserable with Michael Easton or Jason Thompson in particular; the pairings were unpopular, in comparison to Sam/Jason, Sam/John, Sam/Drew, Sam/Dante (even though Sam/John technically weren't officially together, they generated more heat than Sam/Silas, which Frank was trying to use Sam to push Silas)

by Anonymousreply 20June 25, 2024 5:54 AM

Someone mentioned that Giovanni's Mazza auditioned for Spencer recast in the last thread. Technically, he was under consideration for Spencer after originally auditioning for presumably Aiden, yet deemed too old to play a 15 year old and too young to play Spencer (for the official auditions for Spencer were apparently called off) so Giovanni Cerullo, then changed to Giovanni Palmieri, was specifically designed for him, within a two week time frame.

by Anonymousreply 21June 25, 2024 5:58 AM

R9 R10 Instead of AnnaLynne McCord as possible Abigail Deveraux on DOOL, wonder how she would've fared on GH as Lulu instead. The egos she'd run into at GH probably wouldn't be worth it.

by Anonymousreply 22June 25, 2024 6:04 AM

Right, Bryan Craig isn't supposed to be the big return Frank's hinting at.

by Anonymousreply 23June 25, 2024 6:06 AM

Mulcahey/Korte tandem, anyone a fan of their writing? Getting close to solo Korte soon.

by Anonymousreply 24June 25, 2024 6:12 AM

Chris Van Etten is supposedly first choice in line as Elizabeth Korte's co-hw.

Emme Rylan is "waiting on the edge of her seat" for GH to call her back there

by Anonymousreply 25June 25, 2024 6:21 AM

Wow! They had some new photos in the opening today. About half of them were new. The others we've seen before.

They new ones look like they were AI generated. Maybe they're just severely airbrushed, but the subjects of these new photos somehow don't quite human. The subjects look a bit too perfect, which makes them seem like they were AI generated or at least AI enhanced.

by Anonymousreply 26June 25, 2024 9:57 AM

Swickard must regret his decision to stay. They killed his father, his brother is leaving, his wife is a linebacker, and now he's going to have to share all his scenes with Lil Magic.

by Anonymousreply 27June 25, 2024 5:54 PM

R27 😆 😆 without a doubt. Probably wants to stick that one foot he had out the door up someone's ass right now. However, this is their last week of filming, before the show takes their annual month of July vacations. With him being on so much now, he could have worked in an extended vacation for himself.

by Anonymousreply 28June 25, 2024 6:49 PM

Although he's not the greatest actor, Swickard is awfully good to look at. And in a show where such male beauty is not ubiquitous. Alas.

by Anonymousreply 29June 25, 2024 6:52 PM

R29 Agreed. Unlike DOOL, which is pretty much a safe bet when it comes to having an abundance of hot guys.

by Anonymousreply 30June 25, 2024 7:34 PM

Hmm GH needs Lucky but not the weeping version

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by Anonymousreply 31June 25, 2024 7:36 PM

Really surprised it's JJ. Did not expect to see that happen.

by Anonymousreply 32June 25, 2024 8:11 PM

I still want to see Swicky and his BFF Michael Mealor in a hot tub.

Or covered with baby oil.


by Anonymousreply 33June 25, 2024 8:12 PM

He's not...that's for sure.

GH just got Lucky.

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by Anonymousreply 34June 25, 2024 8:22 PM

While I would have rather Greg V come back as Lucky... I remain hopeful that this return will be more successful than his last 2. He just never seemed comfortable as the adult Lucky

by Anonymousreply 35June 25, 2024 8:25 PM

Isn’t JJ some kind of religious whackjob? Wonder what he thinks a out having a gay son on the show.

by Anonymousreply 36June 25, 2024 8:25 PM

Supposedly JJ has a lesbian sister who he is close with and is still friendly with gay Tony Geary so...

by Anonymousreply 37June 25, 2024 8:26 PM

JJ is evangelical so now he and Amanda Sutton can refuse to do all sorts of things onscreen.

The writers will be thrilled.

by Anonymousreply 38June 25, 2024 8:31 PM

Lucky and Brooklynn can get together!

by Anonymousreply 39June 25, 2024 8:36 PM

Genie usually returns in September. I bet that's when his story starts.

by Anonymousreply 40June 25, 2024 8:46 PM

JJ sounds as nellie as the day is long on his little Instagram announcement.

by Anonymousreply 41June 25, 2024 9:26 PM

How can I make this about me?

by Anonymousreply 42June 25, 2024 9:26 PM

Wait, I want to know, to know, know, how, how, how can I, can I make this about, you know, about ME?

by Anonymousreply 43June 25, 2024 9:36 PM

I’d have preferred adult Lucky as GV with good writing this go around. Let’s hope they give JJ more to do but cry!

by Anonymousreply 44June 25, 2024 9:37 PM

JJ wants that Lead Actor Emmy!

by Anonymousreply 45June 25, 2024 9:43 PM

Is the Rev. Jonathan Jackson going to be okay with Aiden's storyline??

Maybe they should pair Lucky with BLQ...

by Anonymousreply 46June 25, 2024 10:20 PM

They’re already prepping the Emmy bait for JJ.

Here come the tears.

by Anonymousreply 47June 25, 2024 10:22 PM

Egomaniac Mo on X today using a clip of his interview with Johnny Wactor to ask people to subscribe to his channel. Gawd I loathe him.

by Anonymousreply 48June 25, 2024 10:29 PM

R38 Jackson is not evangelical. He's Orthodox. He has addressed more than once in interviews how his attraction to and belief in the ancient religion occurred.

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by Anonymousreply 49June 25, 2024 11:04 PM

Frank kept asking Jonathan Jackson and Julie Marie Berman to come back, now he finally broke one down; no wonder he was so excited. Hope this also isn't any indication of an exit story for Rebecca Herbst, for at one point, Jonathan said he'd only return to escort her off the show

by Anonymousreply 50June 25, 2024 11:47 PM

Scratch that part about him returning to walk Becky out of GH, it's being reported by SON that's it a long term contract

by Anonymousreply 51June 25, 2024 11:51 PM

I am so done with SnotsLucky.

by Anonymousreply 52June 25, 2024 11:52 PM

R52 Lol something's fishy to me; think it was some sort of push/pull regarding Jonathan/Greg, where Frank got Jonathan. Korte had to want this as well, any Lucky, to keep Liz away from Jason, with him firmly in place for Carly.

by Anonymousreply 53June 25, 2024 11:59 PM

Mulcahey apparently wanted any Lucky as well, for the big Aiden coming out story was what he wanted to work on. Now Chris Van Etten is probably going to be the main one. So Korte is free to spend her time focusing on Jason & Carly.

by Anonymousreply 54June 26, 2024 12:02 AM

But why then is GV following Adam Huss?

Would Frank do a switcheroo and make GV a NuNik since supposedly he doesn't hire temps and Adam Huss was a temp?

Just spit balling...

Twitter is disappointed it isn't GV and saying GV has too much BDE for GH, lol.

Maybe Lucky can proselytize with his Uncle Cyrus?

LW tweeting how much fun it is to work with Charles Mesure and hashtagging her tweet with #Jackly. Jack and Carly. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 55June 26, 2024 12:12 AM

R55 Exactly, I think it came between Jonathan and Greg. Becky Herbst was even asked recently if there was anyone in particular she would want to return; she specifically said Greg Vaughan as Lucky. Frank, however, had some sort of stance, where it was either Jonathan or no Lucky at all. LMAO GV definitely has too much BDE for GH 😁

MB/LW are definitely trying to make today all about them, as others have mentioned, since Lucky returning won't necessarily have anything to do with them. Their egis know no bounds.

by Anonymousreply 56June 26, 2024 12:29 AM

*Benard and Wright's egos know no bounds

by Anonymousreply 57June 26, 2024 12:31 AM

That crazy nutty Cunt-essa Donna has pissed off Errol again. Will he finally ban her for good??? So many are begging him to cut the dumb cunt loose.

by Anonymousreply 58June 26, 2024 12:34 AM

Gv would be welcome as Dillon or someone; not the Royal nik.

He’s a beer kinda guy.

by Anonymousreply 59June 26, 2024 12:38 AM

R55 Greg Vaughan as Nik? Hmmmm never thought about that, but come to think of it, that could actually work. Right, Adam Huss is a temp; Frank has never hired a temp as a permanent replacement.

by Anonymousreply 60June 26, 2024 12:39 AM

R59 You don't think they could give him sort of royal makeover? 😊 Make him more regal

by Anonymousreply 61June 26, 2024 12:40 AM

Mannerisms more than look imo

by Anonymousreply 62June 26, 2024 12:42 AM

My thought was maybe GV reached out to AH so there wouldn't be any hard feelings?

But like I said, I'm just spit balling about why they would be suddenly following each other.

Does GV do Hallmark movies? Is that a possible connection? I don't watch Hallmark and am not familiar with which soap actors also do Hallmark movies.

by Anonymousreply 63June 26, 2024 12:45 AM

R62 They could probably work on that. Maura West picked Marcus Coloma remember lol Greg could do better than that

by Anonymousreply 64June 26, 2024 12:46 AM

R63 Greg definitely has Hallmark under his belt

by Anonymousreply 65June 26, 2024 12:47 AM

Nikolas - Eddie Cibrian, Jordi V….i don’t get why they can’t find a name from the daytime world? I’d take Greg back as Lucky in a second. If not I could see him as a Sly Eckert but that’s not an essential character. Funny how ME and RH played so many unnecessary characters for years…

by Anonymousreply 66June 26, 2024 12:52 AM

*Marcus Coloma was Maura's strongest recommendation (also one of, if not the best kisser according to her, out of all the guys who auditioned for Nikolas) though it was ultimately Frank who made the final decision, I should say at R64. Similarly to how Maurice picked Tamara Braun as his strongest recommendation when they were auditioning for Carly's after Sarah Brown quit, with Jill signing off on his top choice.

by Anonymousreply 67June 26, 2024 12:54 AM

Marcus and Tamara are drastically different outcomes. I think TB is the superior Carly. Marcus was a miscasting from the start and what transpired after proved it.

by Anonymousreply 68June 26, 2024 12:56 AM

R66 Jordi Vilasuso was actually up for it when fans suggested that he join as Nikolas. It's the network/Frank who don't seen as invested in having Nikolas on anymore. Especially without Spencer being there. Good point though but what the fans want isn't always what they want bts. Greg Vaughan as Sly, that would be interesting. Frank kept shoving RoHo and ME to the forefront, now both of their salaries are going to Steve Burton and Jonathan Jackson.

by Anonymousreply 69June 26, 2024 12:59 AM

R68 Of course. Not comparing the actors or their outcomes at all; just using the example of them both being essentially hand picked. Maura isn't at fault though, for Marcus could've impressed her with his audition, besides kisses, only to not translate as a good actor once actual hired.

by Anonymousreply 70June 26, 2024 1:01 AM

Lots of actors did great auditions but just really flopped in the role.

by Anonymousreply 71June 26, 2024 1:26 AM

GV could return as Drew. Send CM packing.

Clearly Easton’s exit is paying for JJ’s return. Sounds like the network stepped in and told Frank to make some changes or his job is in trouble. JJ will provide a short boost in ratings before they drop again like they did with SBu’s return. Crying Lucky isn’t going to help this shit soap.

by Anonymousreply 72June 26, 2024 1:44 AM

R71 Ann Hamilton was that bad? I've seen her name, though never actually seen her onscreen. The other Mindy's, off the top of my head, were Krista Tesreau, Barbara Crampton and Kimberley Simms?

by Anonymousreply 73June 26, 2024 2:40 AM

R73 She was fine but just very different than the others. She wasn't Charity Rahmer bad.

by Anonymousreply 74June 26, 2024 3:21 AM

R74 Makes sense. Usually when they recast with someone who's different than the others, it might as well be another character. Charity Rahmer though 😲 that was an atrocity. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 75June 26, 2024 3:29 AM

Marcus Coloma was worse. Not quite Charity bad but he was really terrible. Looking 15-20 years younger than the character's actual age didn't help.

by Anonymousreply 76June 26, 2024 3:31 AM

I just realized that none of you guys seem excited about Jonathan Jackson 😆 even when that initial article hinted it might be him, the reaction was lukewarm in other places too, for some seem non too thrilled it's him. Pretty sure there's plenty of Fraus who are ecstatic for nostalgic sake.

Frank really has his work cut out for him, trying to convince Julie Marie Berman back as well, if he's still working on that. She's married to a successful commercial real estate developer while essentially a stay at home mom.

by Anonymousreply 77June 26, 2024 3:38 AM

R76 Marcus did come off as young, looks wise and his youthful, Cali beach boy accent. Frank doesn't care about ages when it comes to casting lol a lot of times he has to be talked out of casting someone who's either too old or too young

by Anonymousreply 78June 26, 2024 3:40 AM

Nancy welcomed Jonathan back but she misspelled his name 😁 probably another of those late night libations

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by Anonymousreply 80June 26, 2024 4:28 AM

Honest question, how many guys here would actually fuck Marcus Coloma?

by Anonymousreply 81June 26, 2024 4:39 AM

R60, other OG's usually return which is why Frank doesn't hire temps. Sadly, Tyler isn't coming back :(

R81, Not I. He's too weird.

by Anonymousreply 82June 26, 2024 4:48 AM

R37 MAGA lesbian sister Candice Erin Jackson, who's a lawyer for the Trump administration and was appointed by Betsy DeVos as the "Deputy Assistant Secretary" in the departments "Office for Civil Rights." Candice was also responsible for bringing Bill Clinton's accuser to "The Donald/Hillary Debate."

Their father, Dr. Rick "Ricky Lee" Jackson is a General Practitioner/country musician/congressional candidate who's anti-Obama rhetoric and country music song "Freedom, Family and Faith," for his campaign trail (originally written with Jonathan in the 90's, rewritten with Candice during his turn on the campaign trail) landed him on Fox & Friends.

by Anonymousreply 83June 26, 2024 4:51 AM

*Candice brought Bill Clinton's "accusers" to the debate between Donald and Hillary.

by Anonymousreply 84June 26, 2024 4:52 AM

R82 Haley Pullos would like to have a word with you lol no but Brooke Anne Smith was hired as permanent when it was clear that ABC/Disney were done with HP, to your point.

Too weird 😆 😆 well that can be a major turn off

by Anonymousreply 85June 26, 2024 4:55 AM

Glad to hear they've lured JJ back. Show definitely needs Lucky on the canvas. Laura needs her children in Port Charles.

Now, let's just hope they give JJ more of a storyline than starting a stray pill that fell under the sofa.

by Anonymousreply 86June 26, 2024 5:35 AM

This has shades of David Tom's return as adult Billy Abbott on Y&R. Didn't translate.

by Anonymousreply 87June 26, 2024 10:19 AM

As much as I want Laura to have all her kids on canvas, watching JJ's video about his comeback has deflated my expectations. Like David Tom of Y&R mentioned above, I don't think he will translate well as a middle-aged Lucky.

I don't know how old he is but he looks young and grimy (he should wash his hair) and I don't like his voice. Ending his video with "god bless" didn't endear him to me either.

I have a thing about voices and the voice will turn me off the to an actor/character despite any other redeeming qualities. I couldn't stand Marcus Coloma's voice, can't stand Michael Easton's voice, Sasha's voice is highly annoying (vocal fry and valley girl combo), Trina (raspy Rachael Ray voice) and I know she's beloved, but Kristina Wagner's voice is also annoying.

by Anonymousreply 88June 26, 2024 12:22 PM

Michael Easton's goodbye video in the article.

Surprised he didn't mention FV by name but probably doesn't mean anything.

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by Anonymousreply 89June 26, 2024 2:28 PM

For all you DLers aspiring to be actors, Adam Harrington (Jagger) has an acting studio.

I didn't know he was BAFTA nominated. I like the photo on his website, harringtonactingstudio, way better than his current scruffy Jagger look. The short gray hair really brings out his eyes.

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by Anonymousreply 90June 26, 2024 5:32 PM

If you're in Palm Springs you can also train as an actor with hot Kevin Buchanan #326, Dan Gaultier.

by Anonymousreply 91June 26, 2024 5:36 PM

If Easton is just now filming his last scenes, that means he'll be on our TV screens until sometime in late August.

My understanding is GH is dark for the month of July, so when they return in August, they'll be filming scenes to air in September.

by Anonymousreply 92June 26, 2024 6:26 PM

R87 😁 😁

by Anonymousreply 93June 26, 2024 6:26 PM

R88 Jonathan just turned 42 back on May 11th.

Completely understandable about voices either being intriguing or irritating. It's funny that you mention Felicia and Sasha, for I thought they should've made them relatives somehow lol however you've not the first person I've heard refer to their voices as grating, same goes for Tabyana, Marcus. Michael Easton seems to always have those who can't stand his voice or are turned on by it

by Anonymousreply 94June 26, 2024 6:32 PM

R89 Apparently waiting for the big Jonathan returns announcement before he was able to officially declare his departure. Thanks for posting; supposedly it wasn't Frank's idea to let him go, which is probably why Frank got his preferred Lucky, instead of Greg or another recast

by Anonymousreply 95June 26, 2024 6:35 PM

R91 So that's what became of him. Erika Slezak adored him.

by Anonymousreply 96June 26, 2024 6:38 PM

R92 Right, they cease filming this Friday before taking their annual July vacation, which Frank incorporated to save money

by Anonymousreply 97June 26, 2024 6:39 PM

Jonathan's return is slated to kickoff more returns, according to that article in Deadline.

by Anonymousreply 98June 26, 2024 6:43 PM

Please do not listen to Cunt- tessa Donna psycho.

by Anonymousreply 99June 26, 2024 6:54 PM

Two new guys are still slated to arrive- Tyler, a Caucasian guy in his mid-thirties and Trey, an African-American guy in his mid-twenties, unless something changes.

by Anonymousreply 100June 26, 2024 7:00 PM

R96 yep. I think he's still there. This was pre pandemic.

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by Anonymousreply 101June 26, 2024 7:15 PM

I keep looking at Cody and can't decide whether I think he's hot. When the actor was on OLTL, he was truly incandescent. It was hard not to take your eyes off of him. The eyes, the smile, the hair, the body. I realize that was a dozen years ago. Now I ask is that his real hair? It seems somehow unreal. His body is good, but a little strange. Of course, this part (Cody) is nothing compared to his role on OLTL, where he was a wonderful rascal. Cody is dull as dishwater, moping around about how unlovable he is. Give this character a scheme, a twist -- play up the actor's sense of mischief. Let Cody let loose!

by Anonymousreply 102June 26, 2024 7:27 PM

What happened to Cody and Dante's "secret"?

by Anonymousreply 103June 26, 2024 7:48 PM

R101 Aww still cute too. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 104June 26, 2024 8:01 PM

R102 Cody is poorly written, whereas Cutter was a little more interesting; that could be why you can't decide. Remember he apologized for not being in ideal shape when coming onboard, which was sweet of him. Better writing would more than likely turn everything around in his favor. Frank hired him on a whim, after Josh contacted him for work, though the writers have had more than enough time to figure him out. The problem is that they started him off as a schemer then softened him up.

by Anonymousreply 105June 26, 2024 8:06 PM

Poor Dan Gauthier was a victim of the "Luke Complex" -- the decision by soap producers that only bad boys were appealing to their female demographic (Luke, Todd, Sonny, etc.). This process yielded the worst decision in soap history, which was to make a mob boss the main character of GH. At least Luke was self-hating -- that's the quality that made him appealing -- whereas the character of Sonny is just a poor one-dimensional rip-off of The Godfather. And don't get me started on Jason who, as I have claimed before, belongs to a comic book universe rather than a soap opera universe.

by Anonymousreply 106June 26, 2024 8:06 PM

Dan was hands down the best Kevin. A worthy successor to Clint Buchanan.

But OLTL couldn't leave well enough alone in those days.

by Anonymousreply 107June 26, 2024 8:10 PM

R103 Cody and Dante's secret was dropped, there was speculation that PM would pick it back up, though now that's probably not going to happen. Then again, they usually retrieve some of their seemingly dropped storylines.

by Anonymousreply 108June 26, 2024 8:13 PM

R106 Excellent observations 👏 👏 👏 👏

Jason's nickname is even that of a comic book character, "Stone Cold." Possibly better suited for a primetime series or Disney movie franchise?

by Anonymousreply 109June 26, 2024 8:20 PM

Dan was the best Kevin!

by Anonymousreply 110June 26, 2024 8:29 PM

Dan should be on GH.

by Anonymousreply 111June 26, 2024 8:53 PM

Dan should be on myface.

by Anonymousreply 112June 26, 2024 8:58 PM

Why did Frank drop his former twink infatuation Nicolas Bechtel? He could easily be brought back as Spencer. And he’s a flaming queen like NAC.

by Anonymousreply 113June 26, 2024 10:41 PM

I should be on DansDick.

by Anonymousreply 114June 26, 2024 10:48 PM

Nice messages from Michael Easton's co-stars.

Maura, Finola, NLG, Jon Linstrom, Lydia Look, Brook Kerr, Eden McCoy, Emma Samms, Jophielle Love. Felix, Nurse Amy and Blaze actors.

I don't think Becky does social media but I could be wrong.

I do hope when Finn gets out of rehab he sends for his daughter.

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by Anonymousreply 115June 26, 2024 11:31 PM

What's the deal with Gio? Is it just me after a drugged out night on the pole, or do they change every episode to whom he is related to?

by Anonymousreply 116June 26, 2024 11:47 PM

R113 Nicholas Betchel seemed to outgrow that "cuteness factor." He's actually showed interest in returning to GH, believe or not; he was tore to shreds by some fans who weren't reciprocating his desire to come back. His flame seems to burn a little brighter than NAC's though, IMHO.

by Anonymousreply 117June 27, 2024 12:47 AM

*Sorry, meant Nicolas Bechtel, as you spelled it at R113 😁

by Anonymousreply 118June 27, 2024 12:48 AM

R116 A drugged out night on the pole sounds fun 😊 although it's not that- they seem to be making up Giovanni's history as they go along. He was initially cast as a Cerullo, on his father's side, now Cerullo is on his mother's side, with his last name as Palmieri. Now it's possible he's not an actual Cerullo by blood. They were considering him as Dex's brother, now either Jason or Drew can be his father, supposedly.

by Anonymousreply 119June 27, 2024 12:54 AM

Can someone please remind me why Frank Valentini is allowed kill GH? And don’t give me the BULLSHIT that Frank manages the budget. There isn’t anyone else out there in the world who can produce a soap opera on a budget and bring in new ideas?? Bullshit! GH’s ratings keep falling. Grow some balls Nathan Varney and fire Frank. It’s time!!!!

by Anonymousreply 120June 27, 2024 2:39 AM

Patrick Mulcahey was given a raw deal 🤔 🤔 with or without lube?

by Anonymousreply 121June 27, 2024 3:13 AM

In all seriousness though, R120 they definitely screwed Patrick Mulcahey over. Nathan brought him in and his besties Korte and Frank couldn't stand it, even with Korte having a history with Mulcahey, she's not to be trusted. Poor guy essentially got the shaft so ultimately he revolted against them, understandably so.

by Anonymousreply 122June 27, 2024 3:18 AM

How much is Lucky going to cry this time around? The only other character who cries as much as Lucky is Eric Brady on Days.

by Anonymousreply 123June 27, 2024 3:20 AM

R123 Many would rather see Eric Brady crying as Lucky again instead

by Anonymousreply 124June 27, 2024 4:36 AM

I think as a longtime viewer (since 1990), I'm more frustrated with what feels like a lack of an "endgame" for ANY of the characters. I have no idea what anyone wants or who they are anymore. I'm shocked at what they've turned Sam into, for example. That just kills me (much like Edge Jerome killed me at Body Heat).

by Anonymousreply 125June 27, 2024 4:59 AM

Ratings are at record lows, on track with Ron's consecutive streak when he got fired back in 2015

by Anonymousreply 126June 27, 2024 5:09 AM

R125 Since 1990? Right, there isn't any clear motivation for practically any character, which could also be a result of Mulcahey and Korte's ideas clashing, with Nathan and Frank more in her corner than his. Sam being anti-Jason is probably one of the few things they all agreed upon.

Exactly which Dawn Winthrop Ashton are you, btw, Kim Valentine, Jennifer Guthrie, Sharon Case or Lisa Fuller?

by Anonymousreply 127June 27, 2024 5:16 AM

I'm Jennifer Guthrie...the last and greatest D.W.A. I'd ride Decker Moss's big "hog" any day of the week.

by Anonymousreply 128June 27, 2024 5:29 AM

R128 😁 😁

by Anonymousreply 129June 27, 2024 5:39 AM

Just saw Jon Lindstrom and Jeff Kober do a promo for a fan event in August with Alley Mills. Jon said it's "psychos on parade", LOL. It's to benefit their favorite charities.

Jeff has grown back his facial hair and his hair is longer and pulled back in a ponytail. He looks so much better. So much better.

by Anonymousreply 130June 28, 2024 12:40 AM

Decker Moss, owner of said hog.

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by Anonymousreply 131June 28, 2024 1:22 AM

That crazy cunt- ness Donna tell all lies continues to spew lies! Beyond a cunt! Gee, Cunt-tella-how’d that Beverlee McKunty thing work out??? lolololololo

by Anonymousreply 132June 28, 2024 7:49 PM


by Anonymousreply 133June 28, 2024 7:52 PM

Jason crying about not being able to live with himself every day if Carly chose to face the music and leave her daughter and go to jail was beyond my suspension of disbelief.

If it's a day ending in "y" there must be a Gio sighting. Good grief.

Hey show: Kids go through shit when their parents fuck up. Endless conversations about creating a stable home for Violet do not a good soap opera make. What happened to boarding school on these shows?

by Anonymousreply 134June 28, 2024 8:15 PM

NotNAC sure is getting a lot of airtime. Adam Harrington should award him a scholarship to his acting school.

Not a fan of the Violet kid at all but she did do a good job in the goodbye scene with Easton. However, she can go now. If they can't get or can't afford for Rebecca Budig to come back for a short arc to claim her daughter then throw a wig on some random actress and film her from behind going into Violet's bedroom in the dark in the middle of the night and carrying her sleeping daughter away. Maybe have the kid groggily say "Mommy?" as they leave so it's clear to the audience who took her. Adios. Au Revoir. Auf Wiedersehen.

by Anonymousreply 135June 28, 2024 8:30 PM

That Violet kid is THE most annoying soap opera kid ever! Get Jill Farren Phelps back if only to kill the kid.

by Anonymousreply 136June 28, 2024 9:48 PM

While I'm not an Easton fan and am glad to see him go, this alcoholism story feels so rushed.

The only killed off Gregory five weeks ago. Sure, death of a loved one is a common reason why people fall off the wagon. It happens all too often.

But alcohol was not Finn's drug of choice. For him to have fallen so far so quickly on a drug that he hadn't previously been abusing seems wrong. I not saying he wouldn't have gotten to the point where he would cut himself and pass out on the floor, but in real life it would likely take a little bit longer time to happen.

Of course, this is soap opera land. Let's not forget a couple of years ago, Steffy Forester on B&B got addicted to pills and sent off to rehab in a mere three weeks.

by Anonymousreply 137June 28, 2024 10:16 PM

[quote]Holly Lindsey, renowned Springfield babysitter

Okay, that's the funniest thing I've seen on here all week.

by Anonymousreply 138June 28, 2024 11:19 PM

Who erroneously decided Sonny and Natalia have chemistry? Mo?

by Anonymousreply 139June 29, 2024 1:58 AM

heeheeheehee - he's so funny!

by Anonymousreply 140June 29, 2024 2:00 AM

Easton opens up about his exit.

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by Anonymousreply 141June 29, 2024 2:57 AM

R88, good points. I guess all of those actors never listened to acting teachers who said, 'give it up, honey.'

by Anonymousreply 142June 29, 2024 2:58 AM

Someone mentioned in this thread or the previous thread that the Blaze actress' steady employment on GH has gone to her head and may be the reason she and Kate Mansi don't get along.

I'm also getting that impression. She's a bit too happy with herself.

She and giggling Natalia are so unnecessary.

by Anonymousreply 143June 29, 2024 3:11 PM

They can get rid of Blaze and Natalia and I would be happy. Cannot stand either of them and FF through all of their scenes.

by Anonymousreply 144June 29, 2024 3:27 PM

Kristina needs to shack up with Diane. That should send Alexis back to the bottle.

by Anonymousreply 145June 29, 2024 5:31 PM

R143 I mentioned that lol she actually seems worse, in regards to fame going to her head, the longer she's on there. Evan Hofer playing bed buddies with her is just another thing to add to her already overinflated ego. Even in this picture she comes off as insufferable:

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by Anonymousreply 146July 1, 2024 3:02 AM

Previews For Next Week:

Monday, 7/1/2024

Ava plays dirty.

Joss comforts Trina.

Nina does some eavesdropping.

Alexis makes a big move.

Jordan shares intel with Drew.


Tuesday, 7/2/2024

Ava tries to cover her tracks.

Blaze is crushed.

Sonny meets with Diane.

Kristina and Alexis have a heart to heart.

Natalia is in the hot seat.


Wednesday, 7/3/2024

Alexis is confrontational.

Josslyn gets upsetting news.

Natalia confides in Sonny.

Sasha provides perspective.

Maxie steps up for a friend.


Thursday, 7/4/2024

Repeat of 7/7/2023 _______________________________

Friday, 7/5/2024

Dante tries to talk Sonny down.

Kristina unleashes her anger.

Maxie and Brook Lynn strategize.

Trina and Joss move into their new home.

Nina updates Drew.

by Anonymousreply 147July 1, 2024 3:09 AM

I’m gonna guess that Frank isn’t thrilled about Evan eating the prime GH snatch. Eden’s snatch is wide open (she sure got over her mother’s death fast!!) but Gio’s gay so Eden hasn’t gotten his dick into her. Ho ho ho!

by Anonymousreply 148July 1, 2024 3:09 AM

Eden is absolutely enjoying herself

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by Anonymousreply 149July 1, 2024 3:15 AM

R131, That's him...yummy yummy.

Also, I know this show is "broke," but that was the saddest front entrance to a "luxury" detox and spa I've ever seen. Looked like Finn was entering a broom closet. NOTHING like Betty Ford.

by Anonymousreply 150July 1, 2024 3:25 AM

Spread them legs Eden!!!!!! Go girl.

by Anonymousreply 151July 1, 2024 3:43 AM

r150 I noticed that there was nobody at the front desk, my guess is that he left. I think he waited for Chase to leave and took off for who knows where.

by Anonymousreply 152July 1, 2024 4:38 AM

R152, I'm shocked you even saw a desk! Do we think they're going to kill him off somehow? He's not coming back in 90 days, and I can't think of how they'd write off his spawn otherwise. A death would give her an opportunity to warble another Emmy-nominated "song."

by Anonymousreply 153July 1, 2024 5:20 AM

She does seem insufferable, r146.

Is she sleeping with Evan? I still have a hard time believing he's straight.

It will be interesting to see if she goes on Mo's show. I imagine her aggressively offering to go on his show rather than him inviting her, lol. Maybe Kate will whisper into her tv dad's ear not to have her on his show.

by Anonymousreply 154July 1, 2024 1:28 PM

Eden’s spreading them legs WIDE and proud! Evan’s gay, so no spready spready there.

by Anonymousreply 155July 1, 2024 6:30 PM


by Anonymousreply 156July 1, 2024 6:51 PM

They're going to murder Ava, aren't they? And in service to whom? St. Maria of the push up bra? Crybaby Lucky? Lois Lame?

Why don't they cut Sasha/Willow/Spinelli/Blaze/Trina/Hat Daddy/Drew/STELLA/Whoever if they need money?

I like Mansi, but I'm sick of the Kristina show.

by Anonymousreply 157July 1, 2024 7:08 PM

I think you're right r157. They are going to kill her or she will kill or attempt to kill someone.

I'm sure they could have gotten GV for cheaper than greasy, scruffy pious JJ and kept MW.

Will they pair Lucky with BLQ after Chase dumps her out of sheer boredom? BLQ can sit around in her flannels eating popcorn while Lucky reads the Bible. Viewers will be tuning in in droves to see this I'm sure.

by Anonymousreply 158July 1, 2024 7:27 PM

Where the hell is Cyrus? His fauxvangelical taunts put the cheese in this ham sandwich. Perhaps he and his alleged squeeze, notHeather, will read the Christmas story at GH this year.

by Anonymousreply 159July 1, 2024 7:48 PM

R154 Supposedly she's dating Evan. They've been seen spending quite a lot of time together around LA, not too different than the time Evan used to spend with Eden. Evan appears to be one of us, however he's seemingly playing it straight. As soon as word got out that Eden and Evan were no longer as close as they once were, stories leaked about him now dating Jackie.

by Anonymousreply 160July 2, 2024 12:00 AM

Frank is not happy with spread her legs McCoy!

by Anonymousreply 161July 2, 2024 2:11 AM

Maura West has been absolutely the best the last few days. I cannot even imagine why they would fire her. She is on fire! I loved her scene today with Trina, my god Trina actually looked afraid of her! Lol!

by Anonymousreply 162July 2, 2024 4:44 AM

R162 MW being fired, if the rumors are true, are in an effort to have more money in the budget to pay for more returning actors, which is apparently on the table. They're still trying to recapture lapsed viewers, therefore performers of yesteryear like Jonathan Jackson returning are of most importance.

by Anonymousreply 163July 2, 2024 11:38 AM

Another rumor has the show interested in Ian Buchanan returning.

by Anonymousreply 164July 2, 2024 11:44 AM

Has bringing old characters back ever worked on any show, besides a brief ratings bump early on, to any great effect? Soaps bring back old characters. They bring on popular characters from other shows. The history of soaps has proven over and over that none of that really works.

by Anonymousreply 165July 2, 2024 12:33 PM

GV could work as Sly Eckart a basically backstory free character. We need MW because of her talent lose Nina, Sasha, Drew…there are better ways to save money!

by Anonymousreply 166July 2, 2024 1:00 PM

As much as I like Ian, I don't know what bringing back Duke would accomplish.

No bad guy or strong actor is ever permitted to win against sputtering Sonny.

Thus, the neutralizing of Cyrus, Julian and others. Many potentially interesting storylines and strong actors dropped to appease fragile egomaniac Mo.

by Anonymousreply 167July 2, 2024 2:37 PM

Ian's last visit was not good... Anna and Duke did not work last time

by Anonymousreply 168July 2, 2024 2:45 PM

,Bringing back popular actors is a strategy but, as others have noted, it tends to yield a short-term bump. What will save GH? More daring plots — it’s 2024! The producers seem to be pandering to an audience that is aging out and dwindling. If they want a new audience, they’re going to have to modernize the genre. Keep the families, the favorite characters, etc., but how about some 21st century issues. A thruple? Forget DID — let’s have someone suffer from depression. Could someone actually transition? It’s fine to have an autistic character, but there’s no storyline. We’ve had one blink-and-you’d-midd-it alcoholism story, but what about marijuana use? They keep rehashing the 1990s, with just a sprinkle of the present, but not embedded in a plot line.

by Anonymousreply 169July 2, 2024 3:51 PM

Michelle Stafford on X asking where Mrs. Wu is.

She should mind her own beeswax and focus on Genoa City issues.

by Anonymousreply 170July 2, 2024 4:34 PM

I'm not enthused about his return. No charisma, no sexiness.

He didn't give any details of how his return came to be, just said it was "organic".

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by Anonymousreply 171July 2, 2024 5:47 PM

Ooh, the Blaze actress is not very good.

by Anonymousreply 172July 2, 2024 6:32 PM

Mo and Snags are eating the show. Nothing can live in their shadow.

by Anonymousreply 173July 2, 2024 6:36 PM

GH is really bringing in the young demos. A couple weeks ago, they had 2000 girls 12-17 watching the show! A whopping 2000! That’s it.

by Anonymousreply 174July 2, 2024 8:26 PM

What about me?

by Anonymousreply 175July 2, 2024 10:23 PM

Bringing back old characters works - IF there's story.

Look at Marie Masters returning to ATWT in 1986 as Dr. Susan Stewart.

She popped back on for some guest spots for the 30th anniversary; Doug Marland, the writer, brought her back full time and built up to another Kim/Susan feud. This time over Bob. After Kim found out that Bob and Susan had had sex she snarked at Bob: "She's been waiting for YEARS to get back at me over Dan [past love interest] and by God, she did it!" (something like that).

THAT"S how you use a character from the past in today's story.

by Anonymousreply 176July 3, 2024 3:50 AM

Yes R176. Writers used to have a better sense - and perhaps more freedom - to rotate characters a bit. They could recognize when a character needed a rest and rotate the chess pieces on the board.

These days it's rarely about that and more about feeding fanbases or getting whoever they can afford. Rarely do they do anything as organic as looking at the whole canvas.

I suppose there could be interesting story with Lucky if they actually redeemed some of the terrible stuff they've done to Liz in the last dozen or so years, if he is there to help Laura and Lulu and deal with his new uncles.

It's just that GH gets temporarily interested in any new story for maybe a month or two until Mo and Snags stomp their hooves, and the show lurches back to focus on them, while everything else is relegated to the background.

by Anonymousreply 177July 3, 2024 4:12 AM

Watch this clip. If they reunite Jonathan Jackson with Becky Herbst, it could truly revive the show.

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by Anonymousreply 178July 3, 2024 7:46 AM

R169 👏 👏 👏 👏

by Anonymousreply 179July 3, 2024 8:23 AM

R170 😆 😆

by Anonymousreply 180July 3, 2024 8:23 AM

R171 Organic huh lol so no mention of Uncle Frank practically begging both him and Julie Marie Berman to come back

by Anonymousreply 181July 3, 2024 8:25 AM

R172 She's not 😁 especially for her to have such a big head

by Anonymousreply 182July 3, 2024 8:27 AM

R174 That's something they should be focused more on, obtaining newer viewers, not trying to regain lapsed viewers.

by Anonymousreply 183July 3, 2024 8:30 AM

R175 Bet Wes would 😊 😊

by Anonymousreply 184July 3, 2024 8:30 AM

R176 Exactly. Nathan and Frank have this bright idea to bring back older characters in an effort to get eyeballs back on the show, but if the product is shoddy, no one's really going to stay for awhile. Nathan wanted Steve Burton back, Frank wanted Jonathan Jackson and Julie Marie Berman, etc. because they want to increase ratings; that's why they're pulling out all the stops to get actors to come back, so it's essentially a gimmick.

by Anonymousreply 185July 3, 2024 8:34 AM

R177 Basically lol even down to the stomping of hooves from Benard and Wright. The two of them acted like they were being ignored when the official announcement of Jonathan Jackson coming back, so both of them had to turn the attention back in their direction.

by Anonymousreply 186July 3, 2024 8:40 AM

R178 Possibly. Pretty sure that's what they're banking on.

by Anonymousreply 187July 3, 2024 8:42 AM

Michael Easton exit interview

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by Anonymousreply 188July 3, 2024 8:45 AM

I feel bad for Easton, who seems like a cool guy and delivered excellent work during his rushed final arc. So often, actors leave soaps and are never seen agam.

by Anonymousreply 189July 3, 2024 10:12 AM

Kristen Vaganos doing all the right things to make her life easier at GH.

Burton needs to blend his bronzer.

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by Anonymousreply 190July 3, 2024 3:41 PM

I still can't believe they are making Maura the sacrificial lamb for the budget.

It's bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 191July 3, 2024 8:24 PM

The Cuntessa, who knows nothing, has spoken! Stop being a cunt! Cunt-tesa Dumb Donna Tell lol! Stupid bitch!

by Anonymousreply 192July 3, 2024 8:31 PM

Who is Adam's friend?

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by Anonymousreply 193July 3, 2024 9:15 PM

Is it confirmed that NuJagger is a homosexualist?

by Anonymousreply 194July 3, 2024 9:21 PM

Boy, Rena sure has a BIG arse! Her wardrobe on Mondays show did her no favors. They didn’t hide the big caboose on her. Yikes!

by Anonymousreply 195July 4, 2024 12:56 AM

R194 He'll always be comic book hero "Rage" from Queer As Folk to me.

(As I recall he was once hooked up with (out) writer-producer, Joshua Berman who did Drop Dead Diva.)

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by Anonymousreply 196July 4, 2024 2:48 AM

Can someone help me understand why Ava is the bad guy in exposing Natalia's homophobia?

by Anonymousreply 197July 4, 2024 3:06 AM

If it’s about the budget MW and Ava should be the last considered when she is one of the bright spots in an otherwise bad show!

by Anonymousreply 198July 4, 2024 12:00 PM

Nina, Natalia, Drew, Sasha/Cody, Willow…all could leave and save GH money!

by Anonymousreply 199July 4, 2024 12:42 PM

I know plenty of gay people who are just as Natalia described.

I know many who aren't.

by Anonymousreply 200July 4, 2024 5:05 PM

They're taking Ava almost to the point of no return.


by Anonymousreply 201July 4, 2024 5:10 PM

When is it time for Anna to retire?

A 70 year old spy character with no kids on canvas to be able to pivot to matriarch?

by Anonymousreply 202July 4, 2024 5:20 PM

well, she's not quite 70 and she's in amazing shape and is a great actress.

Did you not see the snot flying out of her nose after she shot Charlotte?

by Anonymousreply 203July 4, 2024 5:26 PM

with budget cuts coming, ask not for whom the bell tolls: it tolls for anna devane.

by Anonymousreply 204July 4, 2024 8:50 PM

If there’s a “who shot Ava?” Murder mystery, who will be the suspects? And who will be the killer? I suspect that they will lead us to the conclusion that it was Alexis or Kristina, in the end it will be Maria.

by Anonymousreply 205July 4, 2024 8:56 PM

R202, I agree about Anna. Not sure what the point is except this convoluted Pikeman mess. At least if they aged up Emma, and brought her around it would give her purpose.

by Anonymousreply 206July 4, 2024 10:31 PM

Bring back Audrey March Baldwin Hardy.

by Anonymousreply 207July 4, 2024 10:39 PM

Bring back Lucille March Weeks, R.N.!

by Anonymousreply 208July 4, 2024 10:56 PM

R206 do they need to age up Emma? She’s organically joss anfd trinas age right?

Just bring her on… and her brother too…

by Anonymousreply 209July 4, 2024 11:12 PM

Ava will be murdered. Prime suspects will be Sonny, Alexis, the Eva La Rue character, Kristina, Nina, and of course, Carly - for no other reason than that it's Carly. Either Carly or Nina will be found guilty, sentenced, serve time....then the real culprit will be revealed. Some stupid minor character no one gives a fuck about....probably that gay gossip columnist writer.

Then two years from now - turns out -Ava isn't dead after all!

Am I right?

by Anonymousreply 210July 5, 2024 12:19 AM

R209, I meant the actress. PC age wise, you're right...she would be the age of Joss/Spencer/Trina/Cameron.

by Anonymousreply 211July 5, 2024 12:24 AM

Tony Geary

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by Anonymousreply 212July 5, 2024 12:53 AM

He looks pretty good for pushing 80.

by Anonymousreply 213July 5, 2024 3:46 AM

R210, if Ava's killed off it'll be less than two years before she comes back.

The person they need to resurrect is Connie; just do it so Ava isn't a killer.

by Anonymousreply 214July 5, 2024 6:06 AM

^^Or they could bring back Cousin Denise.

by Anonymousreply 215July 5, 2024 7:16 AM

Dropping Maura West is such a bad, short-sighted move. She’s one of the few characters who can actually stir the pot. Half evil, half sympathetic, with a wavering sense of morality. Close to some characters, hated by others. When she’s on screen, you can’t take your eyes off of her — you don’t know what she will do or say next. She’s unique. I always found Jonathan Jackson’s Lucky to be a whimpering, simpering mess. If they drop Maura for him, they’re making a very silly mistake. Meanwhile, they keep on annoying characters like Lois, who serves the same purpose as Olivia but is harder to take. Greg Vaughan would have been a better choice because at least the show could boost its male hotness factor.

by Anonymousreply 216July 5, 2024 8:01 AM

It’ll probably be Heather who, in the end, kills Ava because…isn’t it always?

by Anonymousreply 217July 5, 2024 8:02 AM

R189 He's really considerate of others. Easton quit DOOL to take care of his mother who had cancer- also, when his best friend Kamar de Los Reyes unfortunately passed away, Easton was right there, holding his hand.

by Anonymousreply 218July 5, 2024 11:22 AM

R190 Most definitely, in regards to Kristen Vaganos playing the long game and Steve Burton needing a better bronzer 😁 😁

by Anonymousreply 219July 5, 2024 11:24 AM

R191 Extremely bizarre, especially when bringing back older characters pre-Frank isn't enough to bring viewers back

by Anonymousreply 220July 5, 2024 11:25 AM

R197 Plot point to make Ava even more unlikable and increase her current list of enemies. Supposedly she's going to be revealed as Austin's killer too, unless that changes.

by Anonymousreply 221July 5, 2024 11:28 AM

R198 Patrick Mulcahey tried to save her, which is why she's still apparently on now.

by Anonymousreply 222July 5, 2024 11:29 AM

R200 Same on both accounts

by Anonymousreply 223July 5, 2024 11:30 AM

R206 Katherine Delafield 😆 😆 where have you been all this time?

by Anonymousreply 224July 5, 2024 11:32 AM

R210 That sounds about right, even down to the Eva La Rue character not really being known other than that. Either that, or Maura West back as a new character?

by Anonymousreply 225July 5, 2024 11:36 AM

R213 Absolutely

by Anonymousreply 226July 5, 2024 11:37 AM

R214 Ironically, they originally offered MW the recast role of Kate Howard, when they were planning to fire Kelly Sullivan. MW refused, which is why they expanded Ava Jerome, for she was only scheduled as a temporary character.

by Anonymousreply 227July 5, 2024 11:40 AM

R216 Well said. Although unconfirmed, if MW is let go, it's assumed its for more characters they're planning on bringing back. Michael Easton was fired to pay for Jonathan Jackson, while Roger Howarth was traded for Steve Burton. If both Easton and West are out to pay for Jackson, then they must've really made him an offer that he couldn't refuse. IA that Greg Vaughan probably would've made a better choice, yet Jonathan is the big Marquee name they're looking for to bring back lapsed viewers.

by Anonymousreply 228July 5, 2024 11:56 AM

R217 😁 😁

by Anonymousreply 229July 5, 2024 11:57 AM

Will it turn out that Ava also was behind the “great mob leader murder” mystery? Maybe she also killed David Hamilton?

by Anonymousreply 230July 5, 2024 2:47 PM

Blaze actress is going to become even more obnoxious now that Fairman is giving her attention.

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by Anonymousreply 231July 5, 2024 2:50 PM

Where is Mulcahey's exit interview? They must've paid him handsomely to keep his mouth shut.

by Anonymousreply 232July 5, 2024 3:36 PM

If this were any other EP, I'd say they're just going to let the show go down in flames.

Frank Valentini saved the show 12 years ago when it looked like ABC had had enough of Guza's Soprano's GH.

I expect by, oh, let's say, September or October, GH's vitals to be vastly improved.

by Anonymousreply 233July 5, 2024 3:43 PM

[quote]Roger Howarth was traded for Steve Burton

Why? He doesn't do anything.

by Anonymousreply 234July 5, 2024 3:47 PM


Where's the SOD cover proclaiming the Plan to save GH??

by Anonymousreply 235July 5, 2024 3:49 PM

Howarth was doing very well, but Burton's salary = Howarth's plus another contract player. They must be paying Jackson something in the Benard/Burton range, which is shocking and will come back to bite them in the ass.

by Anonymousreply 236July 5, 2024 3:53 PM

[post redacted because linking to dailymail.co.uk clearly indicates that the poster is either a troll or an idiot (probably both, honestly.) Our advice is that you just ignore this poster but whatever you do, don't click on any link to this putrid rag.]

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by Anonymousreply 237July 5, 2024 3:55 PM

R235, probably why they went out of business. False promises. Sure, those covers must have sold well but the magazine lost any real depth years and years ago. They just seemed interested in filling up the pages with whatever and getting it out.

In fairness, the shows mostly suck.

by Anonymousreply 238July 5, 2024 3:55 PM

What would make GH interesting to me? Break up Curtis and Portia and make Jagger bisexual having simultaneous affairs with both of them. Have Jason get romantic with Trina. Have Ava go into partnership with Ned, whose marriage is tested. Give Liz a new love interest, Portia’s brother. Have Maxie oversee Chase’s side career as a male model. Have Tracey decide to compete with Nina in running a fashion magazine. (Notice, no Carly or Sonny…)

by Anonymousreply 239July 5, 2024 4:11 PM

Austin was a useless character with no development. Finn was such a waste too as TPTB keep investing in the character by adding family members.

by Anonymousreply 240July 5, 2024 5:06 PM

Seems like a smart decision to get rid of useless characters/ actors to replace with ones necessary to GH like Lucky!

by Anonymousreply 241July 5, 2024 5:07 PM

Doesn't matter who's on canvas if the writing sucks. And the writing sucks.

by Anonymousreply 242July 5, 2024 5:19 PM

R224, how sweet of you to ask! After Robert dumped me yet again for Anna Devane (or maybe it was Alex), I did my last world tour and then retired. I started helping my Aunt Iona and her counterfeiting business. She was one of the original owners of Spoon Island, you know!

by Anonymousreply 243July 5, 2024 7:16 PM

R230 😁😁

by Anonymousreply 244July 5, 2024 9:18 PM

R231 Pretty soon her head is going to be too big to fit into the Prospect Studios

by Anonymousreply 245July 5, 2024 9:20 PM

R234 True, yet they expected him to bring back lapsed viewers

by Anonymousreply 246July 5, 2024 9:21 PM

Easton’s exit still making headlines over a week later

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by Anonymousreply 247July 5, 2024 9:23 PM

R236 You're so right, forgot that Avery Pohl and someone else's salary were referenced as paying for Steve Burton, along with Roger Howarth. Not sure if it was NAC's, for they were expecting him to come back.

by Anonymousreply 248July 5, 2024 9:24 PM

R243 Nice to hear you're doing well 😊

by Anonymousreply 249July 5, 2024 9:26 PM

R247 All this attention will probably land him back at DOOL or another show. Even NBC's Today covered his exit online

by Anonymousreply 250July 5, 2024 9:28 PM

Thanks r250. Given that, I'd bet he goes to DOOL.

I've never thought much of him, even came to hate his suffocating presence on OLTL but there is no denying that he has a strong and loyal fanbase. The "other three" are surely aware.

by Anonymousreply 251July 5, 2024 9:42 PM

Don't forget. "The Gates" is also hiring. The early reports on its development said "predominately black," so there could be roles there as well.

by Anonymousreply 252July 5, 2024 9:52 PM

Yeah ME sucks the life out of all the shows they put him On. Always feel like he’s being forced down the shows throat and his no ties character always got extended family. He was at the center of OLTL when we didn’t have key core much needed characters. Did the same thing on GH.

by Anonymousreply 253July 6, 2024 1:36 AM

So true both r252 and r253. But I think I have been overly harsh in my criticisms of him. All he really did was read his lines and do his job. I never thought he was untalented. Just mostly boring and greasy, and highly overrated after Port Charles.

Not my cup of tea but I understand why those fat straight chicks love him.

by Anonymousreply 254July 6, 2024 3:42 AM

Maura isn’t going anywhere. Frank knows of her situation with a hubby that won’t seek employment. Frank likes Maura.

by Anonymousreply 255July 6, 2024 3:43 AM

Patrick Mulcahey will be on that writing staff. Trust.

by Anonymousreply 256July 6, 2024 3:48 AM

Did Kelly Monaco and Rebecca Budig wish Easton farewell? Thank him for the good times...

by Anonymousreply 257July 6, 2024 4:00 AM

Patrick isn’t black. Michele wants an all black writing staff. Jamey Giddens is moving his lard arse over to The Gates, which will fail. Very few want a new soap opera in 2025. Read the room folks. Fans bitch constantly about the 3 network soaps still on the air. A new soap won’t change that.

by Anonymousreply 258July 6, 2024 4:01 AM

[quote]Jamey Giddens is moving his lard arse over to The Gates

Where was that reported?

by Anonymousreply 259July 6, 2024 4:16 AM

This show needs to have a flood that wipes almost everything and everyone away.

by Anonymousreply 260July 6, 2024 10:38 PM

Love her or hate her, JFP knew how to whittle down a cast via disaster, natural or otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 261July 6, 2024 11:01 PM

"Jamey Giddens is moving his lard arse over to The Gates" "Where was that reported?"

R258, R259, yes, I'm not doubting you 258. I would just think that with news of that "magnitude," his crappy rag of a website that he is a "partner" in would be all over that.

by Anonymousreply 262July 7, 2024 1:53 AM

are we still listening to Jamey "can't clean my ass properly" Giddens? "Shit is lube" Giddens?

Apparently many Covid sufferers did lose their sense of smell.

by Anonymousreply 263July 7, 2024 2:04 AM

R262, I don’t know what “””” means

by Anonymousreply 264July 7, 2024 2:08 AM

R264, "Sorry?"

by Anonymousreply 265July 7, 2024 2:34 AM

R263, the extra long garden hose used for his washin' sprung a leak.

by Anonymousreply 266July 7, 2024 2:36 AM

Just watched Friday's episode...is Mo purposely trying to be a horrible actor? Is he coaching the Blaze actress, like he does his son, because she was unwatchable as well. Now that Blaze has lost everything is she suspect number one in Ava's purported demise?

by Anonymousreply 267July 7, 2024 3:34 AM

The whole Blaze storyline should be jettisoned. Terrible actress and even worse storyline. Get rid of that ill conceived character played by Eva tits LaRue.

by Anonymousreply 268July 7, 2024 3:36 AM

Ugh, Giddens at the Gates is the worst news.

by Anonymousreply 269July 7, 2024 4:17 AM

why is Giddens at the Gates the worst news?

I have no horse in the race, but Jamey started up DC and made his connections and got a break with Ambitions; once he had that his agent could pitch him to DAYS.

Maybe his haters should pursue their own dreams?

by Anonymousreply 270July 7, 2024 5:14 AM

R251 The "other three" are definitely aware 😁 it's too bad they're not as revered in the soap community as Michael Easton. By all accounts he's a great guy; I seen it similarly to you, Frank shoving him down our throats made it a little hard to swallow.

by Anonymousreply 271July 7, 2024 5:34 AM

R252 Right they're predominantly Black, not necessarily completely Black.

by Anonymousreply 272July 7, 2024 5:35 AM

R254 😆 😆 right there are plenty of straight fat chicks who make up a huge portion of his fan base.

by Anonymousreply 273July 7, 2024 5:36 AM

R255 Ultimately it isn't Frank's decision. The network decides who gets to stay or go. Frank can make recommendations either way, however he can't hire or fire someone without network approval, whereas they don't need his approval at all.

by Anonymousreply 274July 7, 2024 5:45 AM

R255 The network, particularly Nathan Varni, loves MW as well, yet they're still running a business. Hopefully she gets to stay.

by Anonymousreply 275July 7, 2024 5:47 AM

R257 Lol both Kelly Monaco and Rebecca Budig publicly acknowledged Michael Easton, especially Budig. Monaco and her boyfriend are currently in Amsterdam, visiting Tony Geary and his husband.

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by Anonymousreply 276July 7, 2024 5:50 AM

R259 R262 In defense of R258 Jamey Giddens joining the staff of "The Gates" is being discussed, yet they haven't made official announcements in regards to staff or casting, for Michele val Jean seems to want everything firmly in place, before giving out any information. Michele and Jamey are good friends and if his stint at DOOL is almost up, she can easily scoop him up.

by Anonymousreply 277July 7, 2024 5:57 AM

R278 If Ava meets her maker, Blaze and Natalia are definitely on the list of suspects that seems to be expanding. Diana Taylor was before my time, but I heard that storyline was iconic.

by Anonymousreply 278July 7, 2024 6:01 AM

R278 was for R267

by Anonymousreply 279July 7, 2024 6:02 AM

Previews For Next Week:

Monday, July 8th, 2024

Portia confronts Laura.

Nina and Sasha have a heart-to-heart.

Cody makes a confession.

Sam is frustrated with Drew.

Willow makes an impulsive decision.


Tuesday, July 9th, 2024

Trina is suspicious.

Curtis defends himself to Portia.

Sasha witnesses something scandalous.

Lois shares a secret with Olivia.

Maxie finds a new mission.


Wednesday, July 10th, 2024

Sonny questions Jason.

Cody and Willow find common ground.

Ava makes a dangerous move.

Michael lets something slip to Drew.

Jagger does some eavesdropping.


Thursday, July 11th, 2024

Kristina is eager to help Blaze.

Felicia visits Cody.

Portia reveals her plan to Jordan.

Heather's request surprises Laura.


Friday, July 12th, 2024

Laura seeks Trina's perspective.

Sasha confides in Cody.

Anna talks through her plan with Jason.

Elizabeth shares happy news about Jake.

Curtis and Portia hash it out.

by Anonymousreply 280July 7, 2024 6:10 AM

When do Mulcahey’s stories stop airing? It can’t be soon enough! The show was really tanked with him there. Dull, boring, lifeless. No wonder the ratings dropped like a bomb since he’s been there.

by Anonymousreply 281July 7, 2024 9:25 AM

Cameron Mathison sure looks great without his shirt off. He had a cancer battle in 2019 but seems to be doing just fine. A little chest hair would be nice but I think he's naturally hairless.

by Anonymousreply 282July 7, 2024 10:05 AM

I love that on Monday, "Willow makes an impulsive decision."

Is it to smile and make bug eyes while talking or smile and bug eyes while walking?

by Anonymousreply 283July 7, 2024 3:36 PM

R270, I hear what you're saying. Jamey actually didn't start that podcast though. He was a fan who the original founder and host brought on and then he became more involved. It is impressive that he was able to do so much in a field he enjoys but I do personally believe that he thinks rather highly of himself and his abilities when he isn't the next coming of Doug Marland or Harding LeMay. I'd say he's more in line with my talents!

by Anonymousreply 284July 7, 2024 3:41 PM

R278, the show was iconic at that time, riding on the popularity that came as a result of stories by Marland and Pat Falken Smith

Personally, I think Diana was a loss to the show

Sure, technically Heather didn’t kill Diana but if she’d never gone to her apartment there never would have been a struggle

Plus Heather tried to frame Anne

This was long before the hip replacement

by Anonymousreply 285July 7, 2024 3:59 PM

R285, Gloria Monty killing off Diana was a bad move I think. There could have been some great story for at least a year of Jeff battling Diana for custody of Steven Lars, since, at the time of Diana's death everyone knew P.J. was Steven Lars.

The story is also a great example of how messy backstage shenanigans can influence the show. Pre-cobalt poisoned Heather WAS suppose to be the killer, but Gloria changed her mind mid stream and had to invent scenes that never happened. Alice would never have shot Diana!

by Anonymousreply 286July 7, 2024 6:00 PM

I think it was accelerated because Ricky Dean was leaving but for crying out loud Diana was a NURSE at and on General Hospital. Keep her!

I also wouldn't have lost Susan; as Jason's mother there were opportunities for years of conflict with Monica.

by Anonymousreply 287July 7, 2024 7:07 PM

In my humble opinion, Giddens has limited talents and goes for warmed over 80s Dynasty sort of content.

He certainly has accomplished a lot and should be applauded for elevating from his days as a podcaster and fan to where he is now. But I don't find his work very compelling. It's riddled with cliches. I suppose it isn't antihero BS with mobsters and killers so that's one silver lining.

by Anonymousreply 288July 7, 2024 8:35 PM

[quote]Giddens... goes for warmed over 80s Dynasty sort of content

I also applaud and respect how far he's come. It's hard to break into television writing and he did it, which is quite impressive. But you're right, he leans more into the flashy, showy 80s brand of soap opera, which is probably why he and Ron developed a fast friendship.

by Anonymousreply 289July 7, 2024 9:00 PM


by Anonymousreply 290July 7, 2024 9:13 PM

Can we hope, hope, hope, that the plan is to have an attempted murder of Ava (in the dark, so she can’t see whodunit) and, while injured, she doesn’t die? Then we get the murder plot but also we get to keep the incredible Maura West.

by Anonymousreply 291July 7, 2024 9:29 PM

This show gave us 5 years of Wes Ramsey and a murderous nympho recast Heather with metallosis. We can't have nice things, R291 .

by Anonymousreply 292July 7, 2024 9:57 PM

[quote] Michele and Jamey are good friends and if his stint at DOOL is almost up, she can easily scoop him up.

She might need a heavy duty tractor with a front-end bucket to scoop him up.

by Anonymousreply 293July 7, 2024 10:24 PM

Oh, I fully agree; there's nothing great there in terms of talent. But ALL the shows suck donkey ass right now.

I just don't like it when one person is singled out. Especially someone who worked his butt off to get where he is; nothing was handed to him.

by Anonymousreply 294July 7, 2024 10:28 PM

R281 Supposedly mid-end of July

by Anonymousreply 295July 8, 2024 2:06 AM

R283 😆 😆

by Anonymousreply 296July 8, 2024 2:08 AM

R285 Miles ahead of what they're airing what now, apparently. Heather tried to frame Anne- wow wasn't aware of that. Becky Herbst seemed to have the right idea when she wanted Anne to be Elizabeth's mother (around the time Becky first began in 1997) for they could've built on the history of Heather/Anne with Heather/Elizabeth and their Steven Lars/Franco connections.

Chris Van Etten came up with this poisoned from cobalt storyline which Mulcahey continued with, for he thought it was brilliant. The storyline is ill-conceived, for he got it from Grey's Anatomy iirc

by Anonymousreply 297July 8, 2024 2:18 AM

R287 Wonder if Jill would've ended up killing Diana and Susan off, since she had a disdain for most women over 40

by Anonymousreply 298July 8, 2024 2:20 AM

R291 Anything's possible. MW is daytime royalty; the fact that she's even under consideration as the next one to be fired is appalling. Then again, when you have actresses like MW or CW who are outshining the alleged "leading female" LW, it stands to reason why they might be next on the chopping block.

by Anonymousreply 299July 8, 2024 2:25 AM

R292 Good point

R293 🤣 🤣

by Anonymousreply 300July 8, 2024 2:26 AM

R294 You're referring to Jamey?

by Anonymousreply 301July 8, 2024 2:28 AM

R297 - Yeah, and had Anne been Liz's bio mom, that would have made her actual blood relations with Audrey (since Anne is Audrey's niece). But, as it turns out she's "step-Gran." Does anyone remember when Connie/Kate was murdered and there was the bloody AJ on the floor? Such a call back to Heather (with two good hips) writing "A" with Diana's dead finger.

by Anonymousreply 302July 8, 2024 2:34 AM

R302 Audrey is Anne's aunt? Wow didn't know that either- is Anne's mother Audrey's sister, Lucille? Right that's her Step-Gran 😁 😁

That's probably where Ron got the idea from, with Connie/Kate since he was a big fan of GH as a kid.

by Anonymousreply 303July 8, 2024 2:47 AM

R302 Lorena Sharpe, is that Monica's cousin?

by Anonymousreply 304July 8, 2024 2:48 AM

Baby rumors:

Kristina will lose her baby when she's "accidentally" pushed; Morgan might escort the baby to the other side. However, the baby that was originally meant for TJ and Molly, from the surrogate, portrayed by Gregory Harrison's daughter, is actually alive.

Brook Lynn and Chase will have an unexpected pregnancy while bringing up Violet

by Anonymousreply 305July 8, 2024 2:52 AM

Julie Marie Berman is still apparently not interested in reprising her role as Lulu

by Anonymousreply 306July 8, 2024 2:56 AM

R304 - Great memory! Yeah, she was Monica's sultry cousin who hoped she would fund the Spa. It worked out for her though...she ended up with the hot and rich Derek Barrington.

by Anonymousreply 307July 8, 2024 3:06 AM

R305 - any idea who pushes Krissy? If it's Ava, MW is definitely out. If it's Titty LaRue, that could usher her out.

by Anonymousreply 308July 8, 2024 3:08 AM

I can't imagine GH being dumb enough to kill off Ava. Maybe she gets shot and put in a coma to rest the character and free up some money for a year. But outright killing her off, I just can't see it.

by Anonymousreply 309July 8, 2024 3:26 AM

R285, yes, Heather took Diana's bloodied hand and wrote "ANNE" in blood; similar to how Connie wrote out "AJ" in her own blood; Ron was going for an in joke, making people think AJ Quartermaine did it.

But it was Ava Jerome. That's a minor shock to exchange for making Ava a killer. On one hand, I hate it when soaps ignore murders; on the other, I don't want to lose Maura.

I can't speak for Ava's fate but Maura's not going anywhere, btw.

by Anonymousreply 310July 8, 2024 3:52 AM

Maybe Ava will die but MW will return full time as Denise DiMuccio...in that bad dark wig.

by Anonymousreply 311July 8, 2024 3:55 AM

R304 😁 everything you've referenced sounds incredibly more interesting than what's being shoveled out now

by Anonymousreply 312July 8, 2024 4:12 AM

R305 Rumors have Ava as the culprit, though unconfirmed.

by Anonymousreply 313July 8, 2024 4:14 AM

R309 It's beyond ridiculous but the reason why she's supposedly out is because they want to have enough money in the budget to bring back yet another past character. Steve Burton wasn't as big of a draw as they thought, for they had high hopes

by Anonymousreply 314July 8, 2024 4:17 AM

At R312 that was meant for R304 😁

by Anonymousreply 315July 8, 2024 4:19 AM

Cyrus should be back soon btw

by Anonymousreply 316July 8, 2024 4:22 AM

R312 was meant for R307 I should say lol long day

by Anonymousreply 317July 8, 2024 4:23 AM

Maybe Maura will leave to become the Lucinda Walsh of The Gates. Or the Carly Tenney of The Gates, lol.

by Anonymousreply 318July 8, 2024 4:28 AM

R317 - it's okay. I hear ya. This heat has been scrambling my brains!

R316 - Cyrus back could be interesting. I want him back to the mobster though...not a janitor at the local church. I actually thought that storyline of him having his radio talk show could have been the beginning of an interesting religious Cult story. But, that got dropped quicker than Jason Morgan pouncing through a skylight.

by Anonymousreply 319July 8, 2024 4:50 AM

Jamey Giddens worked his ass off???? lolololol Have you seen the size of his fat ass? It’s right up there with the 8 fat folds of his neck. Jamey has ALOT to apologize for before he’ll ever earn respect.

by Anonymousreply 320July 8, 2024 6:15 AM

Who killed Hayden's mom? Was that ever solved?

by Anonymousreply 321July 8, 2024 6:24 AM

Finola, Ian and his husband.

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by Anonymousreply 322July 8, 2024 1:58 PM

R318 Either/or would suffice 😁

by Anonymousreply 323July 8, 2024 5:31 PM

R319 The heat is definitely responsible for scrambling brains 😊

They did seem to drop that storyline regarding Cyrus pretty quickly; when it comes to certain stories that apparently the writers, Frank and/or the network aren't all in sync with, they're dropped, as usual. They keep making the same errors repeatedly without learning from them, yet wonder why they have "lapsed viewers" combined with current viewers being disinterested. Jason falling from another skylight probably would've helped them a little, instead of him walking around worrying about Carly or having a shootout where coffee beans are injured.

by Anonymousreply 324July 8, 2024 5:44 PM

R321 Victor Cassadine was responsible for ordering the hit to take out Naomi.

by Anonymousreply 325July 8, 2024 5:50 PM

Maura's been in a difficult position from the start. Leading lady on another soap and then had to come to GH in a lesser position and make sure not conduct herself as a leading lady in any manner so as not to step on any overly sensitive toes.

Same goes for Cynthia to a certain extent.

Stafford is a bulldozing steamroller and wouldn't have cared whose toes she stepped on, therefore, and thusly, she is gone.

Is Maura's husband still a house husband?

by Anonymousreply 326July 8, 2024 6:05 PM

Scotty DeFreitas is still unemployed.

by Anonymousreply 327July 8, 2024 6:16 PM

R320 😁 😁

by Anonymousreply 328July 8, 2024 6:40 PM

A summer story featuring DeFrietas as Randy Nixon from Oakwood would keep me interested.

by Anonymousreply 329July 8, 2024 6:47 PM

R326 That's true for MW, CW and The Staff; MW/CW have similar personalities, while The Staff had the most expensive wardrobe during her tenure as Nina and was angling for the leading role. When negotiations came around, Frank and the network were looking at offering her a pay cut while she wanted a pay raise, resulting in an argument between Frank and Michelle, "allegedly," before Josh Griffith got her back at Y&R.

Interestingly enough, GH seems to be a hotbed of house husbands/sugar babies. Besides MW/Scott, there's LW/Wes, Monaco with her boytoy and of course infamously Becky Herbst/Michael Saucedo, although he's now gainfully employed.

by Anonymousreply 330July 8, 2024 6:54 PM

R.I.P. Joe Kelly actor Doug Sheehan

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by Anonymousreply 331July 8, 2024 6:58 PM

Any updates on MEK?

by Anonymousreply 332July 8, 2024 7:41 PM

Yes, he's still misting himself in White Diamonds in anticipation of JPS's weekend sleepovers.

by Anonymousreply 333July 8, 2024 8:03 PM

Stafford left because of the cult storyline

by Anonymousreply 334July 8, 2024 8:17 PM

R334, the cult of where Carly can do no wrong?

by Anonymousreply 335July 8, 2024 8:28 PM

Very sad about Doug Sheehan.

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by Anonymousreply 336July 8, 2024 8:29 PM

R320, he should apologize for being...fat?

Listen, I can't say I've seen enough of his work to say I'm a fan or not.

Ambitions was okay. It needed another season to improve.

I know for years he was trashed her on DL and he stayed on course and got his break.

So easy to take shots at his weight. I'm glad I'm not that big. and I need to work on my own projects and shit. If Jamey can do it, why can't I?

by Anonymousreply 337July 8, 2024 8:34 PM

R331, R336 - Thank you for sharing about Mr. Sheeran. Not many may remember him but he was a very talented actor. Ruggedly handsome. Played a pivotal role in the Diana Taylor murder mystery we were discussing yesterday. Very sad that a loss has hit GH AGAIN!

by Anonymousreply 338July 8, 2024 9:02 PM

I didn't realize Sheehan was that old. I'd have given him 10 years younger. I liked his quiet charisma but at times lacked presence (Knots)

by Anonymousreply 339July 8, 2024 9:27 PM

R326 Maura's husband is not just any house husband.

He is the beautiful, amazing Scotty DeFrietas.

by Anonymousreply 340July 8, 2024 9:36 PM

Was it Felicia Minei Behr who fired the homely Scotty D from World Turns? Maura should arrange a parking lot meeting with Scott and Frankie gay Valentini.

by Anonymousreply 341July 8, 2024 9:54 PM

Staged parking lot meetings are so 2017, Scott should just text Frank.

by Anonymousreply 342July 8, 2024 10:19 PM

[quote]the homely Scotty D

Are you trying to put a target on your back from the P&G gurls?

by Anonymousreply 343July 8, 2024 10:21 PM

Can I get a target too? Not homely - DEFORMED.

by Anonymousreply 344July 8, 2024 10:40 PM

R332 Not yet but he's supposed to come back

by Anonymousreply 345July 8, 2024 11:54 PM

R334 Combination of both- she wanted more pay and Scientology/cult storyline were referenced as her reasons for leaving too, behind the scenes. Frank and the network essentially wanted her gone, for although Frank was her self-proclaimed "bestie" at one point, she eventually fell out with him, upon her exit. If they really wanted her to stay, they would've did more to keep her and not act passive-aggressive with cult storylines and pay cuts.

by Anonymousreply 346July 8, 2024 11:59 PM

R338 YW. You're full of information in regards to the Diana Taylor storyline; was it drawn out for months or wrapped up pretty quickly? Didn't know that Joe Kelly was heavily involved in that particular story either.

by Anonymousreply 347July 9, 2024 12:06 AM

R341 As much as I would love to say it was Jill who got rid of Andy Dixon, it was actually under Christopher Goutman.

by Anonymousreply 348July 9, 2024 12:12 AM

I thought it was Felicia Minei Cunt that originally got rid of Andy. After she ran AMC into the ground she came to do the same to ATWT.

"Let's recast Connor with Susan Batten!" *eyeroll*

by Anonymousreply 349July 9, 2024 12:30 AM

Drew & Willow were apparently supposed to bang under Mulcahey/Korte, which some called out on here. Not sure if Korte will proceed in that direction, without Mulcahey. Even Steve Burton asked Katey MacMullen about the apparent "weird" energy between Drew & Willow:

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by Anonymousreply 350July 9, 2024 12:31 AM

R348 Huh? Jill was never at ATWT. Felicia Mini Cunt thought that Scott D was ugly and took him off contract.

by Anonymousreply 351July 9, 2024 12:34 AM

R349 I mistakenly referred to Felicia Minei-Behr as her arch nemesis Jill Farren Phelps at R348 😆 but no it was Christopher Goutman who got rid of Scott DeFreitas. Felicia was EP from Dec. 1996-July 1999; Chris tookover from July 1999-2010. Scott was still there until 2000.

by Anonymousreply 352July 9, 2024 12:37 AM

R351 Corrected myself at R352. Mixed Jill up with Felicia, since I'm so used to their feud at ABC.

by Anonymousreply 353July 9, 2024 12:38 AM

If I was writing GH Nina and Willow would confront Drewfus about schtupping them both in November while the election results are coming in. They tie him to a chair, put tape over his mouth and read him for filth. Then they leave him there tied up and exit arm in arm as new besties. He's not there to claim his win and forfeits the election.

I don't know if forfeiting an election due to absence is a real thing but soaps can make things up.

by Anonymousreply 354July 9, 2024 12:39 AM

R351 He was taken off contract, that I remember so that probably was Felicia but he was still there, possibly heavily recurring until 2000, a year after Felicia was out. The wheelchair storyline was still running into 2000.

by Anonymousreply 355July 9, 2024 12:40 AM

R354 😊 that sounds pretty interesting. There's a rumor that Drew and Nina will get married, to make him more attractive in terms of election purposes. Somewhat of a marriage of convenience, though that was probably more Mulcahey's idea.

by Anonymousreply 356July 9, 2024 12:42 AM

R347, Diana was murdered in February 1981 (the day of the Founders Day parade, no less) and we got a confession the beginning of December 1981. It wasn't a classic who-done-it with a list of possible murderers (that was Susan Moore's murder in 1983 when everyone and their mana wanted that drunk dead). The viewers saw Heather escape the mental hospital with a gun and enter Diana's apartment. Then we saw Heather write "Anne" in blood with Diana's finger. That was it...case closed. OR WAS IT?!

Joe Kelly (Doug Sheehan) was your typical handsome boy next door who was in love with Heather. Once it was discovered that Heather was going in and out of the institution, she of course was the prime suspect. Joe, who was a PI, tried to prove her innocence.

by Anonymousreply 357July 9, 2024 1:22 AM

[quote]that was Susan Moore's murder in 1983 when everyone and their mana wanted that drunk dead

This is why I never understood why they wanted to undo it and make Susan some big time mob boss.

by Anonymousreply 358July 9, 2024 1:49 AM

R357 Thank you, your memories of vintage GH are incredible. How do you feel about the current state of the show? Are your memories that extensive in regards to the Guza years?

by Anonymousreply 359July 9, 2024 2:04 AM

R358 Not speaking for R357 but that was Chris Van Etten's/Dan O'Connor's idea to undo the Susan Moore storyline in favor of bringing her back. They seemed to be motivated by the Tale of Two Todd's story with the whole Irene Manning component and adding Morgan was a bonus

by Anonymousreply 360July 9, 2024 2:07 AM

Cuntatella Donna invades. She’s due to croak soon, thank god, so no more Cuntatella. Thank you GOD!!

by Anonymousreply 361July 9, 2024 3:31 AM

R359, if I can be absolutely honest, I think what's happening now on the show is a travesty. And some people might think it's the best it's ever been...and that's great and that's their opinion.

Especially the past few months, the show has been so disjointed with characters not acting like themselves. Even the technical aspects of the show have been bad to me.

When it comes to the Guza years, my mind isn't as sharp as I got tired of the gangster of the week plot lines. I also was not and am not the biggest Jill Farren Phelps fan who worked a lot with Guza.

R360, thank you for not speaking for me but your response was so eloquent and thoughtful, I wish you HAD been talking for me! My thoughts, bringing Susan Moore back would not have worked. There would be no characters on the present day canvas who would "know" her from 1979-1983 aside from Heather, Laura, Scotty, and Tracy. Even then, two of those characters are recurring. Monica would be her greatest foil but, sadly, I don't think Leslie Charleson is returning. At least with Irene Manning, on OLTL, Viki was on screen everyday to give context.

by Anonymousreply 362July 9, 2024 3:34 AM

R362 Absolutely. The combination of Korte/Mulcahey is a disaster; Mulcahey without a co-hw or one other than Korte would've made more sense. However, with Korte and Frank still running things behind the scenes, there still wouldn't be any room for Mulcahey's true vision to shine. The disjointed head writing and even the technical difficulties you're referring to, seem a result of Korte and Frank's bitterness with Mulcahey being hired without their complete consent, jmo. The Guza era having a "gangster of the week" theme is also a perfect way to describe it. Frons and Phelps practically let Guza get away with almost everything he wanted, which trickled down to most of the actors having their way as well.

Appreciate that 😊 the comparison to Susan/Irene with the impact not having the same effect is spot on. Viki being around to confront Irene, particularly the same Viki from Irene's original run, helped out a great deal. A different Monica, along with a different Susan more than likely, since there weren't any direct mentions of Gail Ramsey returning, wouldn't have the same effect. A recast Monica and a recast Susan discussing their feud seems like a pretty bad idea

by Anonymousreply 363July 9, 2024 4:50 AM

Susan was hostess at the original Floating Rib and Tracy used to call her a 'COCK-tail waitress!' with such disdain.

by Anonymousreply 364July 9, 2024 4:52 AM

R363, you are so on point, AGAIN! May I ask you're feelings about Mo Bernard? Do you think he is doing well with the material?

R364, yes! Classic Jane Elliot! I don't blame Tracy though. That Moore woman was sleeping with her husband and then her brother! I miss a scheming harlot character. None of the current GH ladies have that spark or moxey!

by Anonymousreply 365July 9, 2024 5:46 AM

Mitch slept with Susan before he and Tracy got married; will never forget Tracy WINCING when she walked in and saw Mitch and Susan in bed.

I felt bad for her.

All this btw --- Golden Age Tracy... Annie Logan and Jeff Webber and Joe Kelly ... Rick Lesley Alan Monica...Bobbie Laura Scotty -- all that golden age stuff was Doug Marland.

by Anonymousreply 366July 9, 2024 5:59 AM

R366, you're right. I misspoke. Tracy blackmailed him into marriage after she found them together. Doug Marland, utter genius.

by Anonymousreply 367July 9, 2024 6:15 AM

Wow -- what was up with Cody's nipples today? They couldn't have been any more pronounced if had worn suction cups on them before filming.

by Anonymousreply 368July 9, 2024 9:55 PM

Mind you, I'm not complaining....Pronounced nipples on big pecs...now that's my style.

by Anonymousreply 369July 9, 2024 9:56 PM

R369, mine too.

I knew a guy who was much taller than JK -- like, maybe 6'4" ish; his nipples used to poke me in the eye.

I'm glad they got to the point with Mac and Cody. The story was playing out way too long.

by Anonymousreply 370July 9, 2024 10:00 PM

No mention of Deception's fat girl's noticeable O...O...O...O weight lose?

by Anonymousreply 371July 9, 2024 10:07 PM

No nip pics?

by Anonymousreply 372July 9, 2024 10:09 PM

I thought for sure Mac would be Mr. Nice Guy and immediately hug Cody and was surprised when he didn't. Maybe Felicia will be peacemaker. Has Cody met his Uncle Robert?

by Anonymousreply 373July 9, 2024 10:36 PM

Kelly Thiebaud bidding L.A. goodbye "until next time" on Insta. I guess no GH or any soaps for her. That's too bad.

by Anonymousreply 374July 9, 2024 10:40 PM


what was up with her one day appearance on DOOL?

by Anonymousreply 375July 9, 2024 10:42 PM

R375, I think that is one of those mysteries that we may never know the answer to. I think something fishy went down, because she was perfect for that part.

by Anonymousreply 376July 9, 2024 10:46 PM

What did I miss? KT was on days?! As who?

by Anonymousreply 377July 10, 2024 12:39 AM


She was Evan's sister who took David from Rafe... I think she was on 1 maybe 2 eps and then was replaced

by Anonymousreply 378July 10, 2024 12:42 AM

Am I the only one who finds the new opening pictures disturbing? They look so artificial. An incredibly beautiful woman like Kristina Wagner looks weird. In fact, everyone looks weird.

by Anonymousreply 379July 10, 2024 1:18 AM

GH really hasn't had its opening right since the late 90s/early 00s.

by Anonymousreply 380July 10, 2024 1:46 AM

This will make me sound old, but I wish they would just do an updated version of the ambulance going up to GH. You can make it short and simple and to the point and end the power point opening credits they do now. No one needs to see cast pictures at super speed.

I will even settle for letting Carly drive the ambulance, if it could get this thing greenlighted.

by Anonymousreply 381July 10, 2024 2:03 AM


by Anonymousreply 382July 10, 2024 2:08 AM

I also an unhappy with these AI enhanced cast photos in the opening. Don't look real at all.

Likewise, I wish they'd get an ambulance back in the opening.

by Anonymousreply 383July 10, 2024 4:22 AM

R373 Have you ever watched the show before today?

by Anonymousreply 384July 10, 2024 5:40 AM

R365 You're too kind, thanks. Well I find Maurice to be petty and insecure, with a touch of bitterness, in regards to his dream career outside of soaps not working out the way he thought that it should. He also overacts and hams it up quite often, including this current performance. Someone on Twitter/X compared him to Celeste Talbert from "The Sun Also Sets" lol particularly his need for acceptance from his costars, which I found to be completely accurate.

by Anonymousreply 385July 10, 2024 8:00 AM

R374 Unfortunately, KT's request to return to GH was denied reentry. KT didn't get into specifics, though she did respond on IG to fans asking what happened, in reference to rejoining, with an "I tried."

Rumors had her asking to return, with even one soap blogger saying she was "practically begging" for her job back. Korte and Wright are both being accused of blocking her return behind the scenes.

by Anonymousreply 386July 10, 2024 8:10 AM

"Ah nevah woulda killed AJ .... IF I hadn't nah killed AJ!"

by Anonymousreply 387July 10, 2024 8:10 AM

[quote]Korte and Wright are both being accused of blocking her return behind the scenes.

Wright? Is she an Executive Producer now? I loathe LW. I wish her and Korte every misfortune.

by Anonymousreply 388July 10, 2024 11:51 AM

[quote]find Maurice to be petty and insecure, with a touch of bitterness, in regards to his dream career outside of soaps not working out

He also wanted to be a model and is bitter about that not working out either. Mentions it often on his self-aggrandizing show.

by Anonymousreply 389July 10, 2024 1:00 PM

LW has Valentini by the balls.

by Anonymousreply 390July 10, 2024 2:02 PM

How does LW have so much power? There are other name actresses who could have and still been a better fit as Carly?! I don’t get it. She has always been miscast and lacks chemistry with co stars.

by Anonymousreply 391July 10, 2024 2:17 PM

The cartoon-like villainy this site credits LW for on this site is beyond silly. If the EP or the network want an actor to return, it happens. No actor has the power to block that unless maybe, maybe if the other actor would be playing their new love interest and even then, there would be a fight.

by Anonymousreply 392July 10, 2024 2:27 PM

R392 well yes, and no.

I think a handful of performers get that kind of veto power. Listen, they sure ain't paying these people what they used to, so I'm sure that Eric Braeden over at YR, and maybe Mo at GH (if not Snaggletooth herself) gets some sort of say as a part of their contract.

by Anonymousreply 393July 10, 2024 2:31 PM

A returning Britt would have had great chemistry with NuJagger and as an added bonus upset Jason.

But instead we have to have Jagger and Brennan fawning over beady eyed snaggletooth LW who clomps like a horse when she walks and whose uniform is a plain button-down, untucked blouse to camouflage her thighs and pants. Even when they dress her in something feminine she looks burly. And don't get me started on the annoying laugh and Jason giving up his life to "save" her. It's all vomitous.

If LW does have influence with Valentini then that makes me dislike him even more and he needs to be fired asap.

Also, if the story of her having the Dillon actor fired for declining her advances is true, then that speaks volumes. His character was not someone who needed to be in her orbit, they could have just kept the characters apart. It was a power play. She found her younger man to make her ex-husband jealous in WR shortly thereafter.

by Anonymousreply 394July 10, 2024 2:35 PM

R387 😆

by Anonymousreply 395July 10, 2024 6:28 PM

I resent LW since she ruined one of my favorite characters! Carly is now the worst maybe her fault or the writers but either way…the behind the scenes stories don’t help!

by Anonymousreply 396July 10, 2024 6:30 PM

I might like her on the show if she turns out to be an imposter and Alcazar has the real TB Carly as his amnesiac wife! Wishful thinking!!!

by Anonymousreply 397July 10, 2024 6:31 PM

R388 No but might as well be, probably fancies herself as one or as co-headwriter with her bestie Korte. She's the one who stopped the Jason/Britt romance in its tracks originally by "suggesting" to Korte/Frank they should make Carly the head of the mob and marry Jason, which they obliged. Not to mention convincing Frank/Nathan to hire her sugar baby Wes when Josh Swickard was supposed to play Peter.

by Anonymousreply 398July 10, 2024 6:35 PM

R389 Wait, what? Did you say that Maurice wanted to be a model? Stumpy Maurice? Lmaooo granted they weren't bad looking back then but height wise, no they wouldn't have made the cut.

by Anonymousreply 399July 10, 2024 6:39 PM

R390 Pretty much. Korte has her hands on his balls too. Frank wants to keep his job so he caters to the "main character" which is Wright, for she has ass kissed her way to the top.

by Anonymousreply 400July 10, 2024 6:45 PM

R391 She climbed her way up. Ever since she joined Loving, she's wanted to be the star of her own soap. At GL, she learned under Kim Zimmer and at an industry party, while still at GL, she became friendly with Brian Frons, by way of her good friend Jill Farren Phelps, convincing him that he needed her on GH. She wanted to come on not knowing which character she'd actually play, for at that time, Tamara Braun was still Carly and hadn't officially decided to leave yet. It was Jill's idea for Wright to play Carly, which Frons and of course Wright were on-board with. She wanted to get out of GL, since there were too many actresses there outshining her, move to the west coast and help promote her then husbands wine business, "Standing Suns" iirc, while living out her dream of becoming the lead actress on a soap.

by Anonymousreply 401July 10, 2024 6:54 PM

R392 On paper, it might sound ridiculous, but this is GH, where many of the inmates are running the asylum. Also, its not just an actor who isn't interested in another actor's return; in this case, Korte didn't want KT back either and she's extremely close with both Frank and Nathan, so they listen to her (hence Patrick Mulcahey no longer being head writer while she's still there, for they sided with Korte over Mulcahey). Vanessa Marcil was even interested in returning, yet Korte wasn't receptive to that either (nor was Wright, for she didn't get along with Marcil during all of those Brenda visits while Wright's played Carly). Certain actors do yield power when it comes to other actors, for Maurice himself has dictated situations- probably not as much as he used to, but he has. Wright also vetoed the Carly/Shawn interracial romance storyline.

Susan Lucci infamously had Sarah Michelle Gellar fired from AMC, the very next morning after the big Outstanding Younger Actress Daytime Emmy win. Lucci stated, "It's either her or me" and Gellar herself admitted that Lucci was responsible for the firing. Kathy Griffin made it public after Sarah Michelle told her but it was knlen behind the scenes for many moons.

by Anonymousreply 402July 10, 2024 7:11 PM

"It was known behind the scenes for many moons" I meant to say at R402

by Anonymousreply 403July 10, 2024 7:14 PM

R393 You're exactly right. There are quite a few actors in positions of power where they are dictating certain things behind the scenes. They let some actors get away with certain liberties. Maurice used to sit in on writer's room meetings remember like he was actually a part of the writing team.

by Anonymousreply 404July 10, 2024 7:19 PM

The tale of 2 Carlys would be awesome

by Anonymousreply 405July 10, 2024 7:26 PM

R394 Wright has kissed so much ass, from Phelps to Frons to Korte to Valentini to Varni that she's part of the in crowd. She even got one of her good friends Shawn Reeves hired as the head of their wardrobe department. Nathan could have Korte, Wright and Frank all fired if he wanted to, however, that group of four are all "tight friends" so it's highly unlikely.

by Anonymousreply 406July 10, 2024 7:27 PM

R396 100% cosign your points

by Anonymousreply 407July 10, 2024 7:29 PM

R397 That would be perfect. A dream storyline to hopefully escort Wright off GH

by Anonymousreply 408July 10, 2024 7:30 PM

GV doing a GH fan event Aug 2-4, it's a reunion of former cast at Hyatt Regency in Burbank.


by Anonymousreply 409July 10, 2024 7:31 PM

R405 Absolutely

by Anonymousreply 410July 10, 2024 7:32 PM

R385, you nailed it AGAIN! And like Celeste Talbot, Mo refuses to wear a TURBAN!

It's a sad state of affairs when a very few DL-erst are commenting on what's on their screen currently vs the backstage shenanigans.

So, Laura's constant "reshaping" of NotHeather's serial killing ways....has it been too much? Or is Laura in the right?

by Anonymousreply 411July 10, 2024 7:45 PM

R409 Should've been back as Lucky, but they wemt with the "bigger name" simce ratings are in the basement.

by Anonymousreply 412July 10, 2024 8:00 PM

R411 Thanks however now I can't seem to not see this image of him wearing a turban 😆 😆

Excellent point. If only they would put as much effort into the show as they do undermining situations behind the scenes. Even Drew and Willow kissing failed to generate much of a response here. Nothing seems to be worth referencing.

Using Laura to prop Heather because of TPTB having an obsession with Alley Mills is excessive.

Would also like to mention that Korte solo sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

by Anonymousreply 413July 10, 2024 8:10 PM

Meant to say "went" and "since" at R412

by Anonymousreply 414July 10, 2024 8:12 PM

At least Cody was looking good today!

by Anonymousreply 415July 10, 2024 8:15 PM

R415 😋

by Anonymousreply 416July 10, 2024 8:19 PM

I really like Sophia Mattson, and enjoyed her scenes today with Cody, and with Maxie and Felicia. Dump Spinelli and beef up Uncle Robert's appearances, and I'd be happy with the Scorpio's being front and center.

And while I have never liked Willow, or Mathison's Drew, there is so much potential fallout if they do the deed. I hope the writers go all the way with that story.

by Anonymousreply 417July 10, 2024 8:20 PM

R417, I like Matteson as a romantic ingenue. Kind of reminiscent of a younger Genie Francis.

As for "Drillow," I agree the fallout would be intense but I don't see the chemistry between them. Could be only me though.

by Anonymousreply 418July 10, 2024 8:31 PM

Was there literally no one else they could cast as Drew?

No one? Drew was many things, but a tall Canadian Ken doll was not one of them.

by Anonymousreply 419July 10, 2024 8:37 PM

R419 Cameron contacted Frank for a full-time job and Drew was what they came up with lol but they told Cameron that he was playing Ric Lansing, just in case he blabbed. Frank prefers actor over character, so miscast be damned he'll choose the wrong actor for the role

by Anonymousreply 420July 10, 2024 10:04 PM

R394 The story about LW being pissed when RPW rebuffed her advances was cleaned up as him being fired because there was "a lack of storyline" after he was granted permission to briefly leave to film a project, though that was most likely to prevent what "allegedly" happened from comimg out

by Anonymousreply 421July 10, 2024 10:12 PM


would he have been a good Ric?

by Anonymousreply 422July 10, 2024 10:20 PM

R422, great question! Me personally I say no. Not smarmy enough, too pretty, and I don't know how he would do up against Mo. But, these days, little James is running laps around Mr. Corinthos acting-wise.

by Anonymousreply 423July 10, 2024 10:27 PM

Little James is adorable, and better watch his back: Violet has been DM'ing Miss Connor over in Genoa City for tips on how to handle a spotlight stealer

by Anonymousreply 424July 10, 2024 10:43 PM

R424...I can't stop laughing. Violet pulling a Bad Seed move on James aside...Aiden, baking mischief has to be the best visual I've had in my head in a while.

by Anonymousreply 425July 10, 2024 10:56 PM

Does everybody in LA have Frank's number? Seems like a lot of people can get jobs just from a quick text. "Hey Frank, my SAG insurance is about to lapse, can you give me 3 episodes a week to meet my minimum?

by Anonymousreply 426July 10, 2024 11:24 PM

Cameron Mathison gets a side hustle...

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by Anonymousreply 427July 11, 2024 12:13 AM

R422 Fuck no. He can barely play Drew; he's still playing Ryan Lavery.

by Anonymousreply 428July 11, 2024 12:22 AM

R423 R424 Agreed. Little James is an excellent find.

by Anonymousreply 429July 11, 2024 12:26 AM

GAF?! Really Cameron? That drops him some notches in my eye.

by Anonymousreply 430July 11, 2024 12:27 AM

R426 Basically 😆 the network hardly ever seems to turn him down whenever he wants to provide one of his friends with a job. Out of work actors are more than welcome to call or text everyone's favorite Uncle Frank for work

by Anonymousreply 431July 11, 2024 12:31 AM

A recording of Sonny threatening Ava (and Ava knowing about it)... I see a "faking my own death" storyline ahead...

by Anonymousreply 432July 11, 2024 12:48 AM

R432 Perhaps. They tend to get rid of the right actors while holding on to the wrong ones.

by Anonymousreply 433July 11, 2024 1:28 AM

*If MW is actually on her way out, should've added at R433

by Anonymousreply 434July 11, 2024 1:30 AM

Kelly Monaco and her boyfriend are still visiting Tony Geary and his husband in Amsterdam:

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by Anonymousreply 435July 11, 2024 1:40 AM

Never believe Cunt-adella. Ever.

by Anonymousreply 436July 11, 2024 2:24 AM

R435, It looks like he's propped up on the railing. Age is a bitch. He could have borrowed my chair....

by Anonymousreply 437July 11, 2024 4:39 AM

Am I the only one who thinks Josh Kelly is a terrible actor?

by Anonymousreply 438July 11, 2024 10:40 AM


by Anonymousreply 439July 11, 2024 4:55 PM

Josh Kelly isn't Olivier, that's for sure.

Before at OLTL, the hotness sort of eclipsed any assessment of his talents. Now that he's wearing bad hair plugs and is a bit on the chonky side, it's more noticeable.

by Anonymousreply 440July 11, 2024 5:20 PM

GH has nurtured so many great talents over the years: Antonio Sabato, Jr. Ricky Martin. Matt Cohen. Hayley Erin. Wes Ramsey. Lindsey Morgan. Zachary Garred. Marcus Coloma.

by Anonymousreply 441July 11, 2024 5:45 PM

R441 lololololololllllll

by Anonymousreply 442July 11, 2024 6:15 PM

R441. Oooof. I blocked Lindsey Morgan out...

by Anonymousreply 443July 11, 2024 6:41 PM

R440 Ouch lol

by Anonymousreply 444July 11, 2024 6:47 PM

R441 You forgot some too 😁

by Anonymousreply 445July 11, 2024 6:48 PM

Speculation is that Jagger is on his way out despite having a contract based on his photo not being included in opening credits and photo also not in some kind of artwork. True or False?

by Anonymousreply 446July 11, 2024 7:17 PM

R446, I don't know for sure but it would make sense. That would be more salary for JJ. Plus, Jagger's storyline has been basically nonsensical. I'm still confused...

by Anonymousreply 447July 11, 2024 7:23 PM

How many Emmys did Antonio Sabato Jr win while on GH? I forget.

by Anonymousreply 448July 11, 2024 7:24 PM

Did Jagger.....er JOHN, say no to Laura Wright, too? No to the possibility of Wes Ramsey licking his nuts while he penetrated Snaggletooth's vagina dentata? 🤮

by Anonymousreply 449July 11, 2024 7:40 PM

R449, from I understand Jagger John would quite enjoy meeting Mr. Ramsey.

by Anonymousreply 450July 11, 2024 8:05 PM

Jagger John would give Wesley da suk job.

by Anonymousreply 451July 11, 2024 8:29 PM

R451 da BIG suck job!

by Anonymousreply 452July 11, 2024 8:39 PM

I'd enjoy meeting Wes too. In a back room.....

Just not on my screen every afternoon for four years......

by Anonymousreply 453July 12, 2024 4:42 AM

Sadly, True. I hear he's on his way out. A loss.

by Anonymousreply 454July 12, 2024 5:30 AM

R446 True, speculation has him out soon. However, if MW stays, there's the possibility of Ava/Jagger being a couple, for that's an opposite rumor.

by Anonymousreply 455July 12, 2024 11:40 AM

I feel bad for these soap actors who think they have secured a steady job for a while and then are abruptly written out.

Their families are excited especially moms and grandmas who watch soaps and then BOOM.

by Anonymousreply 456July 12, 2024 11:54 AM

R449 Lol no more of the other way around. LW seemed to be pretty offended when fans on Twitter/X pointed out the lack of chemistry between Carly/Jason and Carly/Jagger as well, while mentioning Brennan as the only one she had sparks with. Before that, LW was busy teasing Carly with all three men; after that, she became more interested in the idea of Carly/Brennan the most.

by Anonymousreply 457July 12, 2024 11:55 AM

R409 Lucky Spencer will have both Lorenzo and Diego Alcazar along for the ride; Ted King and Ignacio Serricchio are scheduled to join Greg in attendance.

by Anonymousreply 458July 12, 2024 12:18 PM

I'm surprised Marcus Coloma didn't weasel his way in, r458. Or did he?

by Anonymousreply 459July 12, 2024 12:25 PM

R456 Same. What a thoughtful way to look at the situation.

by Anonymousreply 460July 12, 2024 12:27 PM

R459 😆 😆 not yet

by Anonymousreply 461July 12, 2024 12:27 PM

Becky's husband got a job.

The article also reports that Real Andrews is going to be on The Bay. Does he have his issues under control now?

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by Anonymousreply 462July 12, 2024 2:40 PM

The important things in life: Tristan Rogers' star on the Palm Springs Old Farts Walk of Fame needs your help!

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by Anonymousreply 463July 12, 2024 5:52 PM

R463, Wow. $15,000 for a PS star? That's quite a sum. In my day, I just tickled some ivories out in the desert to get mine!

by Anonymousreply 464July 12, 2024 6:28 PM

Yeah, all those stars are bought, even the ones in LA. The PS one is cheaper but still.....$15K seems like a lot.

by Anonymousreply 465July 12, 2024 6:44 PM

Don’t the actors have to pay to be on The Bay? They have zero budget. Less than Peapack.

by Anonymousreply 466July 12, 2024 7:38 PM

Their agent might write a big enough check, so they can get an "Executive Producer" credit out of it at IMDb.

by Anonymousreply 467July 12, 2024 7:46 PM

Cameron is in California, Jake is now going to Spain, Aiden's storyline was dropped, Finn is gone. Is Liz on the chopping block?

I guess the Jake/Danny as rivals and maybe the new AJ/Jason storyline was also dropped.

by Anonymousreply 468July 12, 2024 8:36 PM

Was that Kentucky Fried Martin in a Valentin mask? Or are budget cuts forcing them to use a stop-motion wax figure of JPS?

by Anonymousreply 469July 12, 2024 9:38 PM

[quote]I feel bad for these soap actors who think they have secured a steady job for a while and then are abruptly written out.

I don't understand how these contracts work. Actors like Vernee Watson will be gone weeks maybe a month at a time. When Nicholas Chavez jumped ship, his co-star Tabyana Ali who had no one to play off was gone for a month. How do you pay the rent with this job?

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by Anonymousreply 470July 13, 2024 9:30 AM

I think I've had enough of Gio. They had better do something interesting with him soon...what was the point of the cene in which he and the two young actresses were talking endlessly about where to get good ice cream in Port Charles? That's not character development, it's not moving the plot forward, it's simply filler. C'mon, I'd rather see Alex, Ava, or Laura interacting with anyone than this drivel.

by Anonymousreply 471July 13, 2024 11:45 AM

NotNAC Gio is not needed.

by Anonymousreply 472July 13, 2024 12:29 PM

Laura spends her time advocating for lifelong criminal and murderer Heather while insisting her son Nik must pay his dues in prison for far less?

Someone make this make sense.

by Anonymousreply 473July 13, 2024 12:31 PM

R462 Becky's husband got a second job 😁 far be it for me to defend him, but he's had steady employment since 2021. However, it wasn't an acting job, so this is him jumping back into Soapland.

Real seems to usually have his ups and downs, as many addicts unfortunately do. Side note: Wendy Riche has barely aged since she left GH. There were even mentions of her willing to return years ago, yet they weren't willing to part with Frank.

by Anonymousreply 474July 13, 2024 12:35 PM

R468 Becky actually was on the chopping block, around the time Korte/Mulcahey first started together; Korte can't stand Liz, so she had a lot to do with cutting Liz out of scenes with Jason, while she also gutted Mulcahey's big coming out story for Aiden (the scenes where Aiden, with Liz, came out to Grandma Laura were filmed with the previous Aiden, then cut) until everything switched to MW being targeted as the next one out (Mulcahey advocated for MW to stay; apparently he wanted Becky to stay as well).

With Lucky coming back- Jonathan is supposed to start filming in August, pretty sure Becky's safe now. Aiden's coming out story will more than likely start up again, for Jonathan will need something to do, since he's favored over Becky, so they'll make the story more about him than her.

by Anonymousreply 475July 13, 2024 12:45 PM

R470 Hopefully this can provide some clarity. Soap actors on contracts are paid based on weekly minimums; regardless if they work that particular week or not, they're still paid their guarantee. If an actor has a weekly guarantee of three episodes per week, with pay of $1000 per episode, they'll still get paid $3000 per week, even if they don't work a full three days that week. Whether they work one day, two days, three days, or absolutely not any days at all, they'll still get paid $3000 per week, during their contract cycle. What Frank likes to do is have the actors make up for their minimums, so if you don't see a particular actor/character for weeks on end, you'll start to see them all of a sudden more frequently, possibly three or four days in a week, to make up for when they were already paid. Some actors actually only have a guarantee of two episodes or one episode per week, so they're only guaranteed $2000 or $1000 a week. The $1000 per show is more along the lines of what rookies are paid; vets are obviously paid a little more, with the bigger names paid higher, though not nearly as much as they were paid decades ago. If an actor like Giovanni is working beyond their standard weekly guarantee, then he'll get paid extra/bonus money.

by Anonymousreply 476July 13, 2024 12:59 PM

R473 Laura is being used for prop duty, to make Heather stick. Once Genie is off screen for her annual vacation, they're supposedly going to use Nancy Lee as a placeholder to make Alley work.

by Anonymousreply 477July 13, 2024 1:04 PM

It’s easy to see why Mulcahey was fired so quickly. His ideas are a snoozefest.

by Anonymousreply 478July 13, 2024 1:12 PM

R478 Technically he quit before he was actually fired. Korte was undermining him at every turn to force him out.

by Anonymousreply 479July 13, 2024 1:25 PM

Pious JJ is going to do the Aiden coming out storyline?

by Anonymousreply 480July 13, 2024 1:28 PM

R479 Korte wasn’t undermining him. She knows a boring story when she hears one.

by Anonymousreply 481July 13, 2024 1:33 PM

Someone summed it up perfectly when they compared the Patrick Mulcahey experience at GH to the Sally Sussman-Morina situation at Y&R: fans wanted old school GH, yet Mulcahey tried that, to no avail; similarly to Sussman-Morina trying to recapture the Bill Bell era at Y&R.

by Anonymousreply 482July 13, 2024 1:34 PM

R481 Korte was absolutely undermining him. Mulcahey even admitted it to one of his friends, who's a soap blogger.

by Anonymousreply 483July 13, 2024 1:35 PM

Thank you, R481.

by Anonymousreply 484July 13, 2024 1:35 PM

R480 Well, he has a lesbian sister in real life so he can't have too much of a problem with it.

by Anonymousreply 485July 13, 2024 1:36 PM

Korte fan club here I see lol I guess

by Anonymousreply 486July 13, 2024 1:38 PM

Well of course Mulcahey is going to play the victim. You think he’s going to admit that his ideas sucked? Which they did. Good fucking riddance to him. Liz Korte has been at GH for decades. She knows what she’s doing. Frank loves her.

by Anonymousreply 487July 13, 2024 1:40 PM

Thanks r485, I didn't know that.

But I still don't like him.


by Anonymousreply 488July 13, 2024 1:42 PM

R487 Right she's been there for thirty years. Unfortunately I'm aware of how much Frank loves her, along with Nathan, Laura, etc. I just don't see why would he lie to one of his good friends about being undermined at work by her when she's been known to be a snake.

by Anonymousreply 489July 13, 2024 1:47 PM

R487 Also, she doesn't know what she's doing, btw that's your opinion. This obsession she has with Carly/Laura Wright and living vicariously through her is one of the main reasons why this show is being driven into the ground. Yet we can all agree to disagree.

by Anonymousreply 490July 13, 2024 1:49 PM

Korte is hyper fixated on Snarly and it's disturbing and destructive to the show.

She's writing a show for herself not for the masses.

Korte and Valentini pleasing themselves and not the audience has been the downfall of the show.

Not saying they have to cater to every viewer's whim but if a Chef only offers what he likes and not what his patrons like, the restaurant is going to fail.

by Anonymousreply 491July 13, 2024 2:12 PM

R491 Well said. The bigger issue is Korte and Frank; no matter how many different head writing regimes they continue to go through, the end result is always the same. They are the common denominator and continue to skate because the network refuses to see them as the problem. While they are the head chefs, they are constantly using various writers as servers to send out their bland undercooked meals.

by Anonymousreply 492July 13, 2024 2:20 PM

Maurice opened up about his mental health struggles affecting him even more within the past few months; he credits Steve Burton, Jonathan Jackson and Vanessa Marcil primarily with helping him out. He had to take time off from work, yet he only took two weeks off, for he was worried that recasting would take place and if someone better came along, it would cost him his role.

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by Anonymousreply 493July 13, 2024 2:29 PM

I thought that Mo's long absence was years ago, this makes it sound more recent.

Sad thing is, the more he talks about his mental health the more he guarantees he'll never be written off the show.

by Anonymousreply 494July 13, 2024 2:45 PM

Narcissist Mo's "worried about recast" is just the typical narcissist's "pity play".

He's the last person who needs to worry about being replaced. His bad behavior has been enabled, coddled and condoned by TPTB at GH for decades.

The average person with bipolar or any mental health problems would not have been able to remain employed and financially stable if they had behaved in a similar manner. I'll save my sympathy for the average person who doesn't get special treatment and not this egomaniac.

by Anonymousreply 495July 13, 2024 2:46 PM

R494 He did take time off years ago, although the mention of Frank being generous with his situation and the current story of his meds being tampered with hitting too close to home makes it sound like a recent occurrence as well.

by Anonymousreply 496July 13, 2024 3:03 PM

R494 Unless Maurice is referencing past struggles in an effort to bring more attention to State of Mind, with misinterpretation that it's recent

by Anonymousreply 497July 13, 2024 3:06 PM

R495 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 😁 😁

by Anonymousreply 498July 13, 2024 3:07 PM

Cuntness Donnatellall is such a cunt. She spreads lies. Liz Korte has lasted at GH for so long because she’s good.

by Anonymousreply 499July 13, 2024 3:08 PM

[quote]what was the point of the cene in which he and the two young actresses were talking endlessly about where to get good ice cream in Port Charles? That's not character development, it's not moving the plot forward, it's simply filler. C'mon, I'd rather see Alex, Ava, or Laura interacting with anyone than this drivel.

I find very little to like about GH these days, but the scene you mentioned, while it may have been boring, was an old school character building type scene. Soaps used to be filled with scenes like that to help the characters build relationships with the audience and each other. Before soaps focused on plot plot plot, you had character building scenes, character bonding scenes, characters recapping scenes, and scenes that moved story. A good writer can blend all those elements together, but it isn't always necessary.

by Anonymousreply 500July 13, 2024 4:24 PM

Unfortunately that shit started with Wendy Riche and now everyone has to move heaven and earth for the shoepolish mobster.

by Anonymousreply 501July 13, 2024 4:35 PM

[quotes]Soaps used to be filled with scenes like that to help the characters build relationships with the audience and each other. Before soaps focused on plot plot plot, you had character building scenes, character bonding scenes, characters recapping scenes, and scenes that moved story. A good writer can blend all those elements together, but it isn't always necessary.

R500: I miss stuff like this.

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by Anonymousreply 502July 13, 2024 6:14 PM

A more detailed version of Maurice's mental health issues, apparently this happened roughly a month ago; recasting Sonny was of utmost concern to him, for he felt that he wouldn't be able to handle another actor in his role.

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by Anonymousreply 503July 13, 2024 8:18 PM

[quote]This obsession she has with Carly/Laura Wright and living vicariously through her is one of the main reasons why this show is being driven into the ground.

[quote] Korte is hyper fixated on Snarly and it's disturbing and destructive to the show. She's writing a show for herself not for the masses. Korte and Valentini pleasing themselves and not the audience has been the downfall of the show.

The same could be said of Guza writing all his masturbatory fantasies about Sonny and Jason at the expense of all other characters, especially the Qs.

by Anonymousreply 504July 13, 2024 9:06 PM

If Sonny and Jason were suddenly gone, what male characters do the show currently have in place to build the show around? What male characters are interesting enough to make them the center of the show?

by Anonymousreply 505July 13, 2024 9:09 PM

[quote]If Sonny and Jason were suddenly gone, what male characters do the show currently have in place to build the show around? What male characters are interesting enough to make them the center of the show?

Valentin and Dante are the only male actors who are strong enough to carry the show and the only characters who are interesting enough to carry the show in my opinion.

by Anonymousreply 506July 13, 2024 9:10 PM

R.I.P. to our beloved Richard Simmons

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by Anonymousreply 507July 13, 2024 9:10 PM

There aren't enough viable leading men backups to the sputtering Don and his zombie sidekick because strong characters and actors are routine diminished when they become a threat to the insecure sputterer.

Julian, Cyrus and Alcazar were sacrificed at the altar of Mo's ego and diminished.

Valentin is a viable leading man along with a properly recast Nik. Hell, resurrect Stefan and Victor Sheffield Cassadine. Resurrect Julian and put Cyrus in charge of the mob and he and Julian at odds.

Recast weasel Chad Duel with a beefy actor with a strong presence.

Jagger and Brennan could become leading men. Although I can't understand Brennan sometimes,

A properly cast and developed, long lost 30–40-year-old Cassadine and/or Quartermaine along with their spouse would breathe life into the show. And I don't mean Austin Gatlin Holt type crap.

by Anonymousreply 508July 13, 2024 9:42 PM


by Anonymousreply 509July 13, 2024 9:43 PM

As much as they must be paying Jonathan Jackson, I imagine GH will be positioning Lucky to be a center of the show.

And don't be surprised it Lucky doesn't come back acting a lot like his father. I mean, Lucky has been gone from Port Charles for 13 years, so any number of things could have happened to him that resulted in becoming another Luke.

by Anonymousreply 510July 13, 2024 9:59 PM

Genie Francis should be humiliated about her current ridiculous story line.

by Anonymousreply 511July 13, 2024 10:12 PM

Has Frank Valentini issued a statement about Richard Simmons yet?

by Anonymousreply 512July 13, 2024 10:42 PM

I'm shocked we haven't seen a shirtless Gio...summer is a'wastin'! Is he not up to Frank's standards yet?

by Anonymousreply 513July 13, 2024 11:09 PM

^^^ "owned"

by Anonymousreply 514July 13, 2024 11:12 PM

So, Joss, Trina and Gio are now all 21 years old?

They were drinking beer at the Q's Fourth party.

by Anonymousreply 515July 13, 2024 11:21 PM

New residents of the Q mansion Chase, Brooklyn and Violet were noticeably absent from the Q Fourth of July party.

by Anonymousreply 516July 13, 2024 11:22 PM

Maybe they were down at the "pool." All of the Q children seem to be down at the "pool" unsupervised.

by Anonymousreply 517July 13, 2024 11:29 PM

^It was too hot for BLQ and her blazers, Violet was busy writing a song and Chase was sitting in a corner rocking back and forth hugging himself and wondering how he got himself into this boring chemistry free relationship.

by Anonymousreply 518July 13, 2024 11:31 PM

[quote]Genie Francis should be humiliated about her current ridiculous story line.

Genie just seems to be doing filler episodes to meet her guarantee with this Heather storyline.

Nothing really for Laura to do without any children in town and her brothers both being MIA. Plus one of her grandsons is dead and the others she either ignores or are off the canvas.

Once Genie returns from her summer vacation, Lucky should be back in town so Laura will have more to do. Presumably the Aiden is gay storyline will also resume when Lucky returns.

by Anonymousreply 519July 13, 2024 11:57 PM

So....Mo had a literal breakdown around the time that the whole Mulcahey thing came to a head? How interesting. Did not getting his way send him into a downward spiral? What a fucking manchild.

by Anonymousreply 520July 14, 2024 12:40 AM

R520. This makes so much more sense to me now. The whole Korte pushed Mulcahey out thing didn't rest well with me. Mr. Mo Brando-Lite having issues though, I feel, would definitely carry more weight.

by Anonymousreply 521July 14, 2024 12:50 AM

Unpopular opinion here, but I've felt that Genie has been phoning it in since the the last time she was brought back with a contract. It seems like every interview she gives, she complaining about the past. Her stories have just been blah. Compared to her counterparts on the other shows, Laura just haunts the show. And on what planet would David Hamilton killing, rapist marrying, Cassadine fucking Laura end up with someone like Kevin.

by Anonymousreply 522July 14, 2024 2:20 AM


by Anonymousreply 523July 14, 2024 2:29 AM

R522. I agree. I love the GHOST of Laura, if that makes sense. She hasn't been relevant in many years and that spark she had going back decades ago is just gone. I watch classic episodes on YouTube from the late 70s to when she left in 1981/1982 and she's an entirely different character/actress.

by Anonymousreply 524July 14, 2024 3:03 AM

Divorce boring Kevin, Laura! I just did!

by Anonymousreply 525July 14, 2024 4:46 AM

R521 Maurice's breakdown occurred roughly a month after Mulcahey was already off the show. Also, Nathan/the network were the ones who started taking things away from Maurice and Frank, prior to Mulcahey being hired. Mulcahey being there could've triggered some things, but there was a lot of changes that were out of Maurice's control. Also, Mulcahey's account of what happened obviously doesn't sit well with some, though that's what he told one of his friends.

by Anonymousreply 526July 14, 2024 6:01 AM

Previews For Next Week:

Monday, July 15th, 2024

Willow confides in Nina.

Drew is in the hot seat.

Jason makes Jake an offer.

Brennan receives a mysterious visit.

Anna hits paydirt.


Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

Sonny pays a visit to Nina.

Ava tries to sway Jagger.

Lois presents Giovanni with an opportunity.

Anna must make a tough decision.

Willow is taken aback.


Wednesday, July 17th, 2024

Natalia voices her remorse.

Nina shares her insight with Maxie.

Giovanni opens up to Josslyn.

Jason and Jagger have words.

Anna is tempted.


Thursday, July 18th, 2024

Carly and Jason make a trip to the footbridge.

Cody opens up to Tracy.

Chase and Dex bond.

Nina issues an apology.

Natalia and Sonny pitch an idea to Brook Lynn.


Friday, July 19th, 2024

Trina wrestles with her grief.

Sasha encourages Cody.

Laura and Dante have an emotional encounter.

Tracy is charmed by Giovanni.

Carly and Jason debate their next move.

by Anonymousreply 527July 14, 2024 6:16 AM

How long until we can celebrate that prissy queen Mulcahey’s name removed from the credits? He sure ruined GH in record time. Dullsville.

by Anonymousreply 528July 14, 2024 10:36 AM

Mulcahey will be at the upcoming Santa Barbara reunion/fan event. Perhaps someone can ask him there about GH.

by Anonymousreply 529July 14, 2024 2:06 PM

If Laura and Dante's "emotional encounter" next week isn't about their excitement that a new treatment or doctor has been found to make Lulu well, then I'm not interested.

Stupid show with all their newbies no one cares about when there are plenty of characters with actual history that could be brought back.

by Anonymousreply 530July 14, 2024 2:14 PM

[quote] Carly and Jason debate their next move.

To a convenience store in Maryland, one hopes.

by Anonymousreply 531July 14, 2024 2:17 PM

Genie has been a bitch for years. She’s fat and complains about the clothes Shawn puts her in. He only has so much to work with. lol Genie gets 98 weeks a year off. Stop bitching. She’s very difficult.

by Anonymousreply 532July 14, 2024 6:33 PM


by Anonymousreply 533July 14, 2024 6:38 PM

"Tracy is charmed by Giovanni"

I would pay for a May/December between Tracy and anyone.

by Anonymousreply 534July 14, 2024 6:52 PM

Tracy/Giovanni would be more like late January/December!

(no disrespect to the great Jane Elliot but still....)

by Anonymousreply 535July 14, 2024 7:23 PM

I don't think NotNAC is ready for the big leagues aka Jane.

by Anonymousreply 536July 14, 2024 7:26 PM

I don't think 75% of the cast can hold their own against Jane. Only ones who I think can are the old school...Vernee, Lisa Lo, Wally of course, Rena...

by Anonymousreply 537July 14, 2024 8:20 PM

Gio is the future of GH!

by Anonymousreply 538July 14, 2024 10:06 PM

R505, Spencer—a complex, compelling romantic lead who combines the lineage of the two most important legacy characters, Sonny and Laura—was perfectly positioned to be the next male lead. But they refuse to recast for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 539July 14, 2024 10:20 PM

r539 The thing is, NAC was exceptionally good as Spencer. He even won an Emmy on his very first time. Problem with recasting is that after having someone so perfect in the role, whoever they cast will be a let down.

Examples from other shows include:

GL --Micheal Dietz replacing Rick Hearst as Alan-Michael Spaulding.

OLTL -- Don Jeffcoat replacing Nathan Fillion as Joey Buchanan.

Giving some time to let the memory of the actor fade away increases the chances the new actor will succeed.

by Anonymousreply 540July 15, 2024 12:47 AM

R515 They're all 21. Josslyn's DOB was aged to November 2nd, 2002 back in 2020, when they celebrated her birthday, turning 18 so she could be eligible to vote, with the whole Women's Suffrage/100th anniversary of Women's Right to Vote themed episode. Trina's age has aligned with Josslyn's since high school, while Giovanni mentioned that he has two years of college already under his belt, paid in full by his "Uncle Sonny."

by Anonymousreply 541July 15, 2024 5:29 AM

R522 Are there any stories from the past that she hasn't complained about? Genuinely wondering. Come to think of it, she loves the whole Stefan/Nikolas angle/Nikolas saving Baby Lulu

by Anonymousreply 542July 15, 2024 5:34 AM

R523 Should've stayed there to carry on the family legacy, Miss Sisk.

by Anonymousreply 543July 15, 2024 5:38 AM

R524 Miranda Horton Jacks? Horton's that horrible character's surname? What's interesting is that Mark Teschner only hired Leslie Horan as Miranda because he felt sorry for her- she kept showing up for GH auditions, yet he never felt that she was right for any of the roles that she auditioned for, so he felt bad and in turn submitted her for Miranda. The fact that she had a California Valley Girl accent when she was supposed to be Australian made her performances worse. She was actually slated to be connected to the Cassadine's, yet the actress/character were so unpopular that they didn't even bother.

by Anonymousreply 544July 15, 2024 5:47 AM

R529 🤔 😁

by Anonymousreply 545July 15, 2024 5:49 AM

R530 Some fans are wondering if they're pulling the plug on Lulu, saying it'll be great emotional material for Jonathan to deal with Lucky's sister not waking up, however I doubt it. If they can't get Julie Marie Berman, which seems pretty likely that they won't, they'll just recast with either a "name actress" from another soap or some "great find." The show is overflowing with newbies lol but Nathan/Frank have mainly preferred them or legacy characters for the longest. Now Nathan wants to bring back lapsed viewers with recognizable actors, such as Steve, Jonathan, etc.

by Anonymousreply 546July 15, 2024 5:57 AM

*Nathan/Frank have primarily preferred newbies over legacy characters for the longest, I should say at R546

by Anonymousreply 547July 15, 2024 5:59 AM

R531 If only. The show would be much better off having the two of them leave town together.

by Anonymousreply 548July 15, 2024 6:01 AM

R532 I have a soft spot for Genie, although everything you're saying is true 😊 is that you Patrick Mulcahey? Or Tony Geary? 😁

by Anonymousreply 549July 15, 2024 6:04 AM

R534 Tracy should have a younger man, definitely. Dorian enjoyed the company of quite a few; Jason, David- though Mel was a perfect match for her as well.

by Anonymousreply 550July 15, 2024 6:07 AM

R536 He said if there was one character he could play besides Giovanni, it would be Sonny, so he believes that he's strong enough to handle the big leagues 😊

by Anonymousreply 551July 15, 2024 6:13 AM

R539 Holding out hope for NAC to return- recast Spencer no longer on the table. However, with NAC now somewhat firmly in the Ryan Murphy universe, they should probably rethink their ideas.

by Anonymousreply 552July 15, 2024 6:17 AM

Genie sure has gotten fat. GH is the only one who will keep her employed with that weight.

by Anonymousreply 553July 15, 2024 11:56 AM

I've been shot down here in the past when I've observed I don't get a warm and fuzzy feeling from Genie Francis so it's good to hear not everyone is on the Genie is great bandwagon.

I get the feeling she has a lot of resentment and bitterness that she tries to keep in check but doesn't always succeed. Probably also keeps to herself when not complaining. If she didn't have the nice smile and nice hair she may not still be there.

I've mentioned before and been disagreed with, but I've not heard her co-stars rave about her personally. They say things like "Genie is a legend", "Genie is GH", "The Great Genie Francis" but never anything about her personally. JJ being the exception.

She does seem to be friends with NLG and showed up to NLG's charity drive at her house during the pandemic lockdown, she's in the video.

by Anonymousreply 554July 15, 2024 12:21 PM

Speaking of JJ loving GF, I've noticed, to GH's credit, that the adult actors always seem to have nice, warm relationships with the child actors who play their kids. I've not noticed that with other soaps.

Genie and Tony with JJ, Finola and Tristan with Kimberly. JPS with Scarlett. Lisa Lo and Wally with Easton (Easton calls Lisa Mom), Michael Easton with Jophielle, Becky with all her "boys" and as much as it pains me to say it Mo and the Avery twins. I recall one of twins as a toddler blowing Mo kisses during a scene and him reciprocating. There are also videos of the Donna kid coming to set and excitedly looking for Mo to hug him.

When a young Danny was replaced and was upset, I recall Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco taking to social media to encourage him, tell him how great he was and offer him lifetime hugs or something along those lines. Very sweet.

by Anonymousreply 555July 15, 2024 12:30 PM

The only actors I can remember going out of their way to praise Genie in recent years are the young adults: NAC, Tabyana, and Avery. I think she takes a mentor role with them, albeit in a more maternal, less aggressive way than Mo.

by Anonymousreply 556July 15, 2024 12:46 PM

R553 No comment 😊

by Anonymousreply 557July 15, 2024 1:17 PM

R554 You would think this would be the one place where someone can voice their opinions without being vilified for them. Hearing that you were gives vibes of Soap Central, etc. where the fraus will have you blocked for having opposing views. I've also noticed everything you're pointing out; I'll add in Becky and Mo along with JJ/NLG in regards to her closest companions, though NLG definitely by far more than Mo.

by Anonymousreply 558July 15, 2024 1:26 PM

R555 Great observations, I vividly remember most of those instances as well. The only downside is that most of the child actors come from a lineage of stage moms who are beyond insufferable

by Anonymousreply 559July 15, 2024 1:30 PM

R556 Agreed 😁 Genie's not as in your face like Mo, with the whole controlling paternal aspect, the "how dare you disrespect me" tone where it's almost like they might feel they have to be nice to him, or face retribution. MW is another one who's very welcoming to the younger actors, particularly the very same ones that you've referenced. NLG couldn't be bothered with Holiday Mia Kriegel or Brooke Anne Smith (guess it was too early after Haley Pullos for Holiday, while Brooke Anne was always referred to as "too old" by fans, with NLG even liking references to that on Twitter/X) yet she's very motherly and protective over Kate Mansi and Kristen Vaganos (even though Kate is over 35, she reads young at times). Although she's very unlikeable, LW is similar with Eden McCoy

by Anonymousreply 560July 15, 2024 1:42 PM

[quote]vibes of Soap Central,

It's been years since I ventured onto the Soap Central Forum but I do recall posters were banned from referring to Sonny, Snarly and Jason as "the unholy trinity", LOL. I think "Britch" for Britt was also banned. Very militant and downright bizarre. No thank you, bye.

by Anonymousreply 561July 15, 2024 1:48 PM

R561 Exactly 😁 I couldn't stand it over there.

by Anonymousreply 562July 15, 2024 1:59 PM

KT demanded Britt be killed off so she could “officially let the character go”. Her buddy Frank obliged and gave her a send off vets don’t even get. Steve returns and suddenly she wants back. Good on Frank for declining.

by Anonymousreply 563July 15, 2024 2:09 PM

R554, Becky is really close to GF

by Anonymousreply 564July 15, 2024 2:10 PM

I think KT demanding her character be killed off was a knee jerk reaction to the Jason/Britt pairing being decimated despite having gained a nice fan following.

Maybe she knew who was behind it and was really angry? That coupled with her consolation prize being a stupid storyline with chubby, goofy Cody right after she won an Emmy, she undoubtedly overreacted and didn't thoroughly consider her limited options at age 40 in addition to her long-term finances.

Who knows, maybe she thought they would beg her to stay, rewrite her storyline and find her a better pairing. Instead, they didn't, called her bluff and let her die as she requested. Frank is spiteful. I know the official statement is they "decided together" but that's just PR fluff. She was also able to save face at not being begged to stay by citing her long-distance relationship as a reason for leaving, relationship which is now over.

Didn't William de Vry also request his death be shown on screen so there was no doubt? He didn't request to leave but was angry that he was being written off so requested on the on-screen death. Didn't he come to regret the request? Although I believe he's doing some movies now, he did have a dry spell work wise.

by Anonymousreply 565July 15, 2024 2:29 PM

We’ve lost another one. James B. Sikking, who played Jim Hobart in the 70’s, has passed away at age 90. Rachel Ames is still hanging in there at 94.

by Anonymousreply 566July 15, 2024 2:38 PM

R563 Pretty much. You're not a fan of KT/Britta?

by Anonymousreply 567July 15, 2024 2:47 PM

None of us here care about varying opinions about the performers/writers/actors, express yourself to your heart's content.

We just don't want to encourage the likes of the loon who discusses posters from other soap boards here, as if any of us gave one tiny fractured fuck about them, as if any of them posted here.

by Anonymousreply 568July 15, 2024 3:59 PM

R565 Knee jerk reaction to Steve leaving, absolutely and yes, Frank is extremely spiteful. Frank was primarily responsible for pairing Britt with Cody, for he sort of forced Cody upon the writers when he hired Josh on a whim, after texting Frank asking for a job. Kelly T. was pissed to the point that she said she was completely done with the show.

As for Wil deVry asking for Julian's body shown onscreen, can't recall those exact specifics. Although I do clearly remember him not wanting to leave, yet Frank tried getting rid of Wil for at least three-four years before he was finally able to. Nathan/the network adored Wil, so they were able to keep him employed for as long as he was there. A change at the top, in regards to the network, allowed Frank to get rid of him.

by Anonymousreply 569July 15, 2024 4:06 PM

Are Frank and Nathan still an item?

by Anonymousreply 570July 15, 2024 4:08 PM

IIRC deVry said he wanted the body shown in response to someone on social media.

I think he wanted to rile up the fans as to how permanent it was. Maybe get a campaign started to bring him back as someone else as Julian had become irredeemable after trying to cut NLG's throat, excuse me I mean Alexis. Probably another knee jerk reaction requesting DEATH out of anger and regretting it later.

by Anonymousreply 571July 15, 2024 4:19 PM

Tracy and Aunt Stella need to start a late-in-life lesbian romance, and shack up in the Q mansion. Then Sasha can bake the nutloaf when Kristina and Blaze come over for Friendsgiving.

I don't care if Genie backs over Jophielle Love in the studio parking lot, cackling like a rabid hyena the whole time. She's aces (and iconic) in my book. Let her be fat and bitter, just get her the fuck away from Kevin and out of the Mayor's office.

You don't shit where you eat, "Britta." You probably lost Gati her job, too.

by Anonymousreply 572July 15, 2024 7:08 PM

R572 made me cackle out loud. Brava!

by Anonymousreply 573July 15, 2024 7:31 PM

Yeah, Gati was collateral damage and it's a loss to the show.

by Anonymousreply 574July 15, 2024 7:37 PM

I wanna see Aunt Stella’s dried up old labia. Yum yum yum!

by Anonymousreply 575July 15, 2024 7:46 PM

I guess the Johnny Wactor case has gone cold.... What a shame. Still say a reward would have helped get info on the perpetrators.

by Anonymousreply 576July 15, 2024 10:54 PM

Maybe KT texted Frank at the wrong time; like when he was trying to find money to pay for JJ's return. No doubt JJ played hard ball in his negotiations. He probably got storyline approval, script approval, a stipend for a glam team to keep up his greasy hair / unshowered look, and extra glycerin for all of the crying scenes we are about to be subjected to.

by Anonymousreply 577July 16, 2024 1:50 AM

Maybe JJ got a car like Mo.

by Anonymousreply 578July 16, 2024 1:57 AM

Genie was SO pissed when Carol Scott, a protege of Wendy Riche, walked up to Genie, opened up her suit coat and saw those fat hips and walked away in disgust at how fat Genie was. The good ole days.

by Anonymousreply 579July 16, 2024 2:04 AM

Mo or Snarly = Celeste Talbert is the best fucking thing I've read on any DL soap thread in eons.

by Anonymousreply 580July 16, 2024 3:59 AM

Ooof. Honestly, are they purposing ruining the character of Anna Devane? She is such a whimpering simp these days.

by Anonymousreply 581July 17, 2024 12:59 AM

Rumor mill has Scarlett Fernandez, Adam J. Harrington, James Patrick Stuart, Hudson West, Maura West all out, with Julie Marie Berman being courted back and Jack Burton, Steve Burton's real life son, auditioning as Jake Webber, for Hudson has outside projects that facilitated his exit. James Patrick Stuart has relocated to Oregon, though that's not a clear indication of him not staying on.

by Anonymousreply 582July 17, 2024 11:59 AM

Also, a possible Jason/Carly/Brennan triangle is on the horizon, with a side of Anna/Brennan

by Anonymousreply 583July 17, 2024 12:01 PM

I'm sorry to hear of all those exits r582. Maura and JPS being huge losses. Adam Harrington had great potential, he even teased Jagger's backstory while he's been gone all those years as being very interesting so they must have shared with him what they had planned for the character. What happened?

Ava going into witness protection arranged by Jagger on his way out?

Ugh to Burton's son joining. I bet SB had it written into his contract and a stipulation of his return that his son be given a role since Mo's son got a role.

I don't' know why I even watch this show. Words cannot adequately convey how much I loathe Mo, LW and SB.

by Anonymousreply 584July 17, 2024 12:14 PM

R580 😆 😆

by Anonymousreply 585July 17, 2024 12:15 PM

R584 Don't be sorry for these are all just rumors for now, none are actually confirmed. Becky Herbst was rumored to be out months ago only for that to not occur. Michael Easton was referenced out as well, months before his actual exit; while that did happen, there are instances where TPTB change their minds.

by Anonymousreply 586July 17, 2024 12:20 PM

R584 What happened with Adam J. Harrington is that he initially auditioned for another role ( for Brennan I believe) yet Mark Teschner felt he wasn't particularly right for that role. Mark believed Adam was charismatic enough to keep in mind, so after recommending him to Frank (which Teschner also did with Donnell Turner, Sofia Mattsson, Giovanni Mazza, etc.) Frank decided on recasting Jagger, after Antonio Sabato Jr. had pissed him off. It seems that the novelty factor might have worn off, then there's fans complaining about Harrington lacking chemistry with female co-stars, although the show has shown that they will keep certain actors on regardless if they're accepted by the fans or not. If anything, its more of a money/budget issue. MW being out is strictly budgetary as well.

Jack Burton auditioning wouldn't necessarily lead to him playing Jake, similarly to Joshua Benard apparently aiming for Spencer when NAC was hired, though it could lead to a minor role, like Joshua's Adam Wright.

by Anonymousreply 587July 17, 2024 12:34 PM

James Patrick Stuart relocating to the Portland, Oregon is primarily because of his wife's business expanding to that area, though he's remained on recurring status, which he has preferred.

by Anonymousreply 588July 17, 2024 12:42 PM

I hate to admit Adam's scenes yesterday with Ava didn't have any chemistry. Disappointing as he is good looking and a good actor.

Also, no heat when he was giving KeMo foot massages at the pool recently.

I guess they tried him with different actresses and have given up.

Isn't JPS's wife a hairdresser?

by Anonymousreply 589July 17, 2024 12:44 PM

Adam Harrington isn’t into women and it shows.

by Anonymousreply 590July 17, 2024 12:48 PM

R589 Believe she's into a few things, wardrobe stylist/interior design/organizing/etc., so hairdressing could be in there as well.

by Anonymousreply 591July 17, 2024 12:52 PM

Would any of you guys be DTF Adam J. Harrington?

by Anonymousreply 592July 17, 2024 12:54 PM

Giovanni is now rumored to be Sonny's son, instead of being Dex's brother/Jason's or Drew's son. Giovanni Mazza, like Evan Hofer, has become quite fond of Maurice, aka Mama Celeste.

by Anonymousreply 593July 17, 2024 1:05 PM

Genuinely "fond of" or been pre-warned by NAC to act like he loves Mo as if his life depends on it?

Gio will have to fawn as he doesn't have the advantage NAC had, natural talent and presence.

Evan calling Mo "boss" in real life is nauseating but I guess it makes for some job security. But not guaranteed job security as Mo's former dance partner Marcus Coloma can attest to.

by Anonymousreply 594July 17, 2024 1:13 PM

Gio needs to go away. Dumb character creation from queen Mulcahey.

by Anonymousreply 595July 17, 2024 1:27 PM

R594 Possibly a combination of admiration for MB and advice from his newfound friend NAC? 😆 😆

Potential room for improvement in regards to Giovanni, as he continues to hone his craft?

The boss thing with Evan is a little much, but you can tell that MB loves every minute of it.

Marcus Coloma 😆 over the top constantly.

by Anonymousreply 596July 17, 2024 4:16 PM

R595 Not necessarily. Mulcahey is obviously extremely unpopular here, but Mark Teschner and Frank are responsible for Giovanni. After auditioning for a 15 year old (assumingly Aiden) Mark submitted him to Frank, since there was something interesting about him. Teschner told Frank that he found this kid that was too old to play a young teen. Frank said to test him anyway, which led to Mulcahey having to create a character for him at Frank's request. That's how Giovanni Cerullo, then Giovanni Palmieri, was born

by Anonymousreply 597July 17, 2024 4:24 PM

Cuntness Donnadumbass hasn’t croaked off yet? The prayer circle continues.

by Anonymousreply 598July 17, 2024 4:49 PM

What does NotNAC admire about Mo? His [bold]inability[/bold] to smoothly ad-lib when he so obviously forgets his lines? 🤣

Yes, he's green and will need some time. NAC needs to hook his new buddy up with his acting coach Holly Gagnier.

Sidenote: I don't think Katey MacMullen gets enough credit. I dislike the character, but the actress does a nice job with the emotional stuff like when she found out her baby died. She continues to take acting classes and I believe she told Steve & Brad she does local theater, so she's trying to hone her craft.

by Anonymousreply 599July 17, 2024 4:52 PM

Holly Gagnier is actually Karen MacMullen’s acting coach.

She’s a lovely girl but they’ve had Willow on 24/7 since she started on the show. She was at her best with Swickard when Willow and Chase were paired. Duelly is a dud. I wish they’d recast and rehaul the character of Michael.

by Anonymousreply 600July 17, 2024 5:54 PM
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