Julie Marie Berman
Sorry, Lante fans, the rumors are true. Julie Marie Berman has opted to leave General Hospital. The role of Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura's (Genie Francis) youngest offspring is being recast.
The legendary Ice Princess diamond made an appearance on General Hospital today. Take your best Caption This shot at these scenes of the Spencers reacting to the rock!
What exactly has General Hospital's Laura Spencer (Genie Francis) been up to in Europe for the past five years? Showrunner Frank Valentini spoke with Access Hollywood at ABC’s TCA after party, where he offered up the skinny. Valentini stated:
“She’s coming back because Port Charles is her home and there were reasons why she was away,” he told AccessHollywood.com at ABC’s bash last Thursday, following the Television Critics Association Winter Session 2013. “I think it’ll be exciting for the audience to discover what those reasons are and to sort of stay with a little bit of the mystery of Laura’s return.”
I've been telling y'all I heard there would be more synergy between ABC Daytime's The Chew and General Hospital. According to sources, this development is a strategic move to further strengthen Time Square Studios-supervised vehicles — and field off further encroachment from ABC News. (Buh-bye, painfully low-rated Good Afternoon America!)
Today The Chew kicked off a week of "Behind The Soap Screen" segments with a visit to Daytime Emmy-winning GH star Julie Marie Berman's (Lulu) home. I think this is hella smart of ABC Daytime's Vicki Dummer. CBS routinely uses The Talk, Let's Make a Deal and The Price Is Right to promote The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.
While it will always sting that The Chew is sitting in All My Children's old timeslot, anything that gets our remaining sudsers even the teensiest bit of exposure, I'm down for. Watch the video clip of Berman, at home with her equally cute husband Mike Grady, below!