While this hasn't been confirmed yet by General Hospital. Sources claim Maurice Benard (Sonny) has indeed re-signed with the show for an undetermined amount of time. Of course, silly dreamer soap fan that I am, I would hope this means a Skate reunion is on the horizon for Benard and the amazingly-underrated Megan Ward (Kate Howard), but why ever would General Hospital write an organic, character-driven storyline when they can simply try to recapture old lightening between Benard and Sarah Brown? This question is of course rhe-frons-ical.
Here's the Scoop! 12.05.08
It looks like it's a light SCOOP day.... Q & A Day! Fire in with the questions and I'll do my best to answer them.
I dropped this in the comments yesterday: SO,,,, conflicting reports. In an Interview, Tristan Rogers said he was only on for 4 days and that he's back in town for Robin's wedding. Something along the lines that old relationships would have to wait for his next trip into PC. NOW, some are saying once again that Luke and Robert do share the screen. Here's the thing, I am the first person to warn that the mags don't always get it right either and that there is this little thing called spin that publicists get paid for. HOWEVER, Tristan is usually a pretty stand up guy so I don't seeing him giving false info in an interview. IF this is his attempt at dodging the question because he can't talk about it, it wasn't that great. No Offense Tristan, I still think you're the greatest. Also in that interview, Rogers said the show had not approached him to return after this limited run. READ MORE
Here's the Scoop! 09.30.08
It's the last day of September, my birthday month coming to a close so let's end it with a little Liason. Kate's been shot, obviously the trip to Italy is off...where will the angst filled couple go from here? As I've mentioned, Jason uses a visual aid, Kate in her hospital bed, to try to get through to Elizabeth. She walks out of the room and he thinks she's finally got the message loud and clear. Boy oh boy are boys dumb! Elizabeth pops up at Jason's office and informs him otherwise. She's here to stay. The paint fight is coming and the injury I mentioned yesterday? Well it looks like Jason hurts his ankle or leg. Will Elizabeth nurse him back to health? More meetings coming up for my favorite pair. They'll meet at the Studio before she pops in at his office.
Anthony in the balcony with a rifle. That was the easiest game of Clue ever! Claudia tells the fam that Karpov is innocent and she'll go to Sonny with the assurance that the Z's had nothing to do with Kate's shooting. Sure... just like you had nothing to do with the bullet in Michael's head. READ MORE
Here's the Scoop! 09.24.08
Trouble in paradise...already? Yesterday I told you Nikolas and Nadine will be taking their relationship to the next level. Today the word on the street is that Nikadine MAY have a little trouble coming their way. Nikolas has insert foot syndrome and tells Nadine she reminds him of Emily. While he considers it a compliment, we ladies know better. Nadine will see herself as nothing but a place holder for the real thing. There should be a little distance put between Nikadine and don't forget, Claudia is right around the corner.
Claudia has sexual tension with Nikolas but does she have more heat with Ric? The mafia princess is drawn to power and Ric is gaining more and more as the days go by. Ric MAY find himself being asked to do more for the Zacchara organization. How long until Ric is back to his immoral ways? So who will Claudia be paired with? The RUMORED romp with Nikolas is still out there. Look for a triangle between Nadine-Nikolas-Claudia with Ric right on the edge. READ MORE
With the news that Rick Hearst has decided to stay in Port Charles, will we learn next that Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) is also ready to sign a new deal with General Hospital? Maurice had this to say in an interview with Contra Costa Times: "I figure that I'll give it another couple of years," he says. "After a while, it starts to get to you. You get burned out."
ABC has not released an official statement regarding Benard's status. Online RUMBLINGS say an offer is on the table. Stay tuned to Daytime Confidential for updates.