Hopefully Laura Spencer (Genie Francis), Scotty Baldwin (Kin Shriner) and Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) didn't book round trip tickets to Port Charles, because they aren't going anywhere! As for Bobbie Spencer, R.N. (Jackie Zeman), our favorite nightingale will soon exit PC, but could return.
TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan got the deets from General Hospital scribe Ron Carlivati, who also revealed Brenda (Vanessa Marcil) will stick around through the end of the Michael/Brenda/Carly/Sonny arc. Carlivati also shared who else he had on his wish list, including John Stamos (ex-Blackie). Said Carlivati:
There has been a long series of miscommunications with John. I asked to have him at the ball — along with Demi Moore, Ricky Martin and a hugely ridiculous wish list — but then reality set in. We heard back that John was unavailable or uninterested. Then came word that he was indeed interested but at that point the Nurses Ball had been written. We tried to write in a cameo that had him in one episode of the ball, but it was never as simple as just having him play the drums. John said he wanted to do something more, something where he could really act, so I came up with an arc that had his character, Blackie, getting out of Pentonville Prison and having to adjust to life on the outside. But, at that point, John seemed to be committed to a lot of other projects so it's dead, at least for now. But I still have hope it will happen. We plan to keep celebrating our 50th anniversary all year and there are many more returns in the works. It certainly ain't over!
If you missed the Katie’s #GH50 special episode yesterday, clips from the show have popped up online. Katie's episode celebrated General Hospital’s milestone with multiple appearances, interviews and a performance by Rick Springfield. Watch clips from Katie’s #GH50 episode after the jump!
General Hospital's Kin Shriner, Finola Hughes, Genie Francis, Jason Thompson, Kelly Monaco and Anthony Geary joined Head Writer Ron Carlivati and Executive Producer Frank Valentini to ring in the ABC soap's 50th anniversary at the New York Stock Exchange on April 1. See more photos from the occasion after the jump!
Katie Couric is rolling out the red carpet for General Hospital's 50th Anniversary. In addition to helming ABC's 20/20 special, General Hospital - The Real Soap Dish, Couric is hosting Genie Francis, Anthony Geary, Finola Hughes, Kelly Monaco, Kin Shriner and Rick Springfield on her talk show this Thursday, April 4. READ MORE
I don't even know where to begin. Do I pull a quote of Jane Elliot reacting to Kin Shriner spitting fish tacos on her? What about those women Shriner had coming out of his dressing room—zipping up—during the 80's glory days? Did the late, great Gloria Monty really like Tony Geary best because he was drunker than the rest of the cast?
TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan gathered the General Hospital superstars who made Tracy Quartermaine, Scotty Baldwin and Luke Spencer three of daytime television's most iconic characters for lunch recently. What transpired might be the funniest soap-themed interview I've ever read. Here are a few snippets:
Elliot on why she quit GH when Monty was showrunner:
"I quit because Gloria insulted me. I was making, like, a dollar and a quarter a week — horrible money, so little money that I asked for a $50 raise and Gloria told my agent I was unprofessional. Now, you can call me a lot of things but you cannot call me unprofessional. I was so insulted she applied that word to me that I said, "I'm not working for her anymore!" I finished out my contract and left. I went to Knots Landing for a bit, then Guiding Light. I didn't return until after Gloria was gone."
News that Roger Howarth (ex-Todd), Michael Easton (ex-John) and Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr) are set to return to General Hospital as all-new characters is being met with mixed responses. As suds fans debate the latest chapter in the battle between GH and Prospect Park's One Life to Live, we decided to look back at a few actors who've played two unrelated roles on the same soap. Check 'em out below!