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
Set your DVR reminders for Saturday, April 6, General Hospital fans. That evening at 9 pm EST, Katie Couric will be hosting a special edition of newsmagazine 20/20 entitled: General Hospital – The Real Soap Dish.
From the press release:
"To celebrate the pop icon’s Golden Anniversary, Katie Couric and “20/20” travel to the fictional town of Port Charles to experience first-hand the passion, intrigue and adventure that has made the daytime soap the longest running scripted drama currently on television. The hour-long special will feature interviews with fan favorites including Tony Geary, Genie Francis, Maurice Benard, Jack Wagner, Rick Springfield and numerous other cast members, as well as Executive Producer Frank Valentini. “20/20” goes behind the scenes and to offer a visitor’s guide to Port Charles and its residents, and to show how love in the afternoon has changed dramatically." READ MORE
What will Jessie's girl say? Actor/singer Rick Springfield was arrested today in connection with of a DUI case. According to TMZ, the General Hospital star missed his court appearance in February, where he was to show evidence he completed his alcohol education program.
In May 2011, Springfield was arrested for a DUI, after Malibu police pulled him over and reportedly smelled alcohol in his car. Early Friday morning, L.A. County Sheriff's deputies went by Springfield's house to serve the warrant. While he was being booked, Springfield's attorney had the warrant recalled and he was released.
Hours after the incident, Springfield posted the picture and caption below about his ordeal on Facebook:
Actor/singer Rick Springfield is heading back to Port Charles, and this time he’s bringing company! People is reporting Springfield will once again don Dr. Noah Drake's lab coat, just in time for General Hospital's 50th anniversary. The pop culture icon is also bringing real-life son Liam Springthorpe along for the ride. READ MORE
Periodic General Hospital star Rick Springfield (Noah Drake) made headlines earlier this year after being pulled over for a DUI. In an interview with Fox News, Springfield reflected on how the news affected his family.
FOX411: You had a DUI earlier this year. Were you mortified?
RS: Actually I was pissed off because I was down the street from my house. I’ll never drink and drive ever again. Everyone’s done it. The drag for me is my family because my wife gets embarrassed. If I wasn’t in the public eye no one would give a s**t about it so that’s why they’re (the press) doing it and I understand it. But to my family it’s their Dad, their husband and it’s really hard on them and that’s what upsets me the most. READ MORE