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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Interview: Ron Carlivati Gives A Preview of Things To Come!

Ron Carlivati recently joined General Hospital as the show's new head writer. Ron's no stranger to serials – he was part of the One Life to Live writing team for fifteen years, the last four of which he spent as head writer. Ron won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series during his tenure there, and brought One Life to Live much critical and fan acclaim. Now that he's at General Hospital - alongside his longtime OLTL colleague Frank Valentini (who is now the executive producer of GH) – he sat down with to give us a preview of things to come! First of all, congratulations! Everything really seems to be hitting the ground running these days.
Thank you, yes it's a very exciting time in Port Charles!

ABC: You have a history of being a fan of General Hospital, even before One Life to Live. Can you talk a little about that? And what are characters and storylines that made the biggest impact on you when you were a viewer?
Sure, absolutely. Even though I'm most closely associated and identified with One Life to Live – I was a writer on the show for 15 years and I was a big fan of it way before then – I actually started watching General Hospital before I ever watched One Life to Live. General Hospital was my first soap. If my memory serves me correctly, I've been watching it since 1978.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Spoilers: Week of March 19th.

These are your spoilers for the week of March 19th:

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Luke tells Lulu that the story he told Robert (about Ethan) was a lie;

Saturday, 17 March 2012

News: Brianna Brown on Awake

Brianna Brown has been a busy lady since leaving the role of Lisa Niles on "General Hospital." Among other projects, she had a stint on the Showtime series Homeland, is in the webseries Adults Only and was just cast in the pilot Devious Maids. Next up, she'll appear in the NBC series "Awake" on March 22.

In the episode, Brown will play Detective Britten's (Jason Isaacs) son's (Dylan Minnette) former babysitter in one reality, while appearing as a suspect in the other. Britten is forced to try and make sense of the two versions of the same woman.

"Awake" airs on NBC Thursday nights at 10:00 PM EST. 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Spoilers: Months of April/May

The following are spoilers/rumours/rumours for the month of April and May. Please take these long-term spoilers with a huge grain of salt. And as always please do not blame the messenger!!

Brianna Brown (ex-Lisa) scores another primetime acting job, this one for Marc Cherry’s (Desperate Housewives) new ABC pilot, about Beverly Hills maids and their wacky, rich employers. It also stars Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, AMC). Both are leads in the new show entitled Devious Maids. It also stars Grant Show; Ryan’s Hope, Melrose Place and Swingtown star has been cast as Spence Davis, "a successful daytime star married to a gorgeous, self-centered actress." Mariana Klaveno has been cast as his wife.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Interview: Micheal Easton In TV Guide

Soap opera giant Micheal Easton brings his OLTL character John McBain to General Hospital. In an exclusive chat with TV Guide Magazine, Easton gives the lowdown on McBain's bad past with Sonny Corinthos and what GH plans to do about his own wicked history in Port Charles.

Michael Easton (John McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC) had the same reservations as most fans did about bringing some characters onto GH from another soap. He’s all for supporting soaps and playing out an exciting story promised him by executive producer Frank Valentini. But he didn’t want to do it at the expense of everything built by GH. 
“My biggest concern was that I didn't want to go to GH just to bait some of the OLTL audience. I didn't feel that was very valid or fair. It would just piss off the GH audience and disappoint the OLTL fans. There needs to be a really good reason why McBain is in Port Charles — something organic, not forced — and I think they came up with a good one.” 

Video: Rick Springfield and Jason Thompson on Extra!

In case you missed it, check out the video of Jason Thompson talking to his TV dad Rick Springfield on "Extra."

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Spoilers: Week of March 12th.

These are your spoilers for the week of March 12th:

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Sonny is charged with shooting out Anthony Z's tires;
Todd pulls a gun on Sonny in the courtroom, when shots ring out, all hell breaks loose;

Friday, 9 March 2012

Video: Kimberley McCullough's Self Exit Interview

Click below for KimCo's self exit video, filmed by Jason Thompson:

Appearence: Fan Appearences by Barash, Anderson and More!!

Brandon Barash (Johnny), Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and other stars from General Hospital will be visiting Orlando, Florida on November 3 and 4 for the Fall Get Away Weekend.

The event will begin on Saturday November 3 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM with an itinerary that has not yet been announced. From 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, however, fans will have the chance to spend some time with Barash and then spend the evening with Anderson from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

The weekend ends with two more special events the following day. It will be held at the Marriott Courtyard Lake Buena Vista. Rooms are $89 a night.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, go to Fall Get Away Weekend

Quote: Nathan Parsons' Outrage Over The Loss of the Woman In White.

Did the end of the "Woman In White" debacle and demotion of former head writer Garin Wolf play a role in Nathan Parsons' General Hospital exit? Apparently so. In this week's Soap Opera Digest (on newstands now), Parsons revealed his frustration over Wolf being asked to step down and his character Ethan's love interest Alyshia Ochse (ex-Cassandra/Irina) being fired. Both of which he says factored into his decision to leave.
 "Ethan finally gets a girlfriend and she's killed," chuckles Parsons. "When I first started talking about leaving, it had always been in the back of my mind that my contract was coming up. Then I found out that Garin [Wolf, former head writer] was going to be asked to step down. It was frustrating because he was the first person who wrote a great story for this character. It was supposed to continue on for months. They had Alyshia [Oschse, ex-Cassandra/Irina] on a potential five-year contract."

It seems like Frank and Ron got to Port Charles just in the nick of time! Could you imagine this whole Lady in white business continuing for five minutes longer, let alone five years?


Thursday, 8 March 2012

News: More Backstage Changes!

"GH" Executive Producer Frank Valentini announced on Twitter that Paul Glass, formerly the musical director on "One Life To Live," will be taking over those duties at ABC's last remaining soap. 

This means that the series is letting go of its multiple Emmy award winner RC Cates, who worked as "General Hospital's" music supervisor for more than twenty years.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Cover: GH vs OLTL in SOD

The Ultimate showdown between Sonny, Blair, Carly, and Todd. Catch more info in this week's Soap In Death.