Shocked, dismayed, sad, disappointed, angry, heartbroken — I’m experiencing a full body of emotions, all due to the ridiculous firing of Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) from General Hospital. I know, some—maybe most—will jump to the conclusion that my dismay is due to my love of all things Liason, the unforgettable romantic pairing featuring Herbst’s Liz and Jason Morgan (Steve Burton), and I won’t lie, that definitely plays a part, but I have been having a love affair with the character of Elizabeth Webber since long before she fell for Jason. In fact, I've loved Liz and Herbst since they first popped up in Port Charles back in 1997.
Elizabeth’s storylines over the past 13 years have made her one of my all-time favorite soap opera characters, while Herbst's performances in those storylines resulted in her becoming one of my favorite daytime actresses. "Bad" Lizzie Webber was a force to be reckoned with when she first showed up at Audrey’s (Rachel Ames). You just couldn’t help but root for the underdog, little sister over the more “perfect” Sarah.
When GH scribe Michele Val Jean made the decision to write a brutal rape storyline for the character of Liz, Herbst’s acting choices —not to mention the elegant writing—transformed her into a fan favorite, which she’s been ever since. Who could ever forget a shattered and broken Elizabeth crawling out of those bushes, only to be found by Lucky (Jonathan Jackson)? READ MORE
Who says James Franco is the only Renaissance Man associated with General Hospital? The song "Eyes of Grace" from multi-talented actor/singer Jonathan Jackson's (Lucky) band Enation will be heard on GH this Tuesday, Nov. 16. Maybe if the song is good, it can become the new theme music for one of GH's most promising pairings, Lush aka Lucky and Siobhan (Erin Chambers)? For more on Enation click here.
Photo courtesy of Enation website.
General Hospital's Jonathan Jackson and wife Lisa Vultaggio (ex-Hannah Scott, General Hospital) are expecting a delivery from the stork, according to Soaps In Depth. The bundle of joy will mark the couple's third child.
Lisa Vultaggio Photo Credit: Wire Image
Stephen Seidel from We Love Soaps TV went on the set of General Hospital and spoke with some of your favorite GH stars, including Maurice Benard. When Seidel asks if Sonny can ever get out of the mob I was reminded of the Reba McEntire's "Is There Life Out There" because let's face it, there's a whole lot of stuff Sonny hasn't done that doesn't involve the mob. Sonny Corinthos for Governor! GH fans who speculate about Sonny and Jason's (Steve Burton) relationship might also want to watch the clip.
Seidel also chats with Nancy Lee Grahn, Lexi Ainsworth, Jonathan Jackson, Rebecca Herbst, Dominic Zamprogna and Julie Marie Berman.
Here’s the Scoop!
Casting news came out this past week… Former GL star Bradley Cole is coming on as Kiefer’s father. So far it’s only for a few episodes. We’ll touch on the actual storyline later on. The other casting news is that Maya Ward finally got a face. Annie Ilonzeh has been cast, but who will she be mixing it up with? RUMOR has it, it’s a Spencer! We had heard she might be ruffling Lucky’s feathers, but Lucky is a little busy with a cheating fiancé and betraying brother. That leaves one Spencer son available to mix it up with Maya.
Speaking of the betraying brother… Now that the psycho granny is back in town, what is in store for the Cassadine Clan? I mentioned the possible delay of the Valentin story while they try to figure out where it fits in. Could the possible delay be a little more certain? I heard that Constance Towers MAY only be signed on to be at Prospect Studios for the current storyline. How do you tell a huge Cassadine storyline without Helena? READ MORE