Roger Howarth (Franco, GENERAL HOSPITAL) has landed a recurring role on the new CW primetime series THE FLASH! According to Deadline, Howarth will be playing Mason Bridge, a reporter who will no doubt stir up some trouble when he begins investigating Dr. Wells, who is mentoring Barry Allen/The Flash, but also has a secret agenda of his own. Wells has been known to off people who get in his way, so here's hoping Howarth's character can avoid that same fate! We'll let you know as soon as an airdate for his first appearance is available.
It's safe to say that it was Crazy Lady Friday on GENERAL HOSPITAL! In one corner of Port Charles, we had Nina going off the rails with Momma Madeline, giving her the impression that she was about to be snapped in half like a twig! On the other end of town, the institutionalized Heather laid into Franco with "you never call, you never write" guilt. Little did either mother know that the children they brought into the world were going to make them offers they dare not refuse!
Franco went to Ferncliff prepared to sweet talk Heather into doing some dirty work for him. He endured her endless barrage of insults about being a bad son and feeling as if he sacrificed her on the altar of Carly. Aware that he was dealing with a woman who was "two sandwiches short of a picnic," he brought with him the perfect bribe -- a Kelly's BLT.
Heather enjoyed two healthy bites before choking on it when he mentioned he was marrying Carly. "You're breaking my heart with your stupidity," she said. He was there to tell her she was right about Carly all along. She cheated on him with Sonny and he was prepared to punish her by settling the score. "Momma dear, that's where you come in," he said. Heather lit up like a Christmas tree just thinking about putting Carly out of her misery! Little did they know, Heather was the first person that came to mind when Sonny was looking for a fall guy in his plan to kill Franco!
Madeline tried desperately to get Nathan on the phone to warn him about just how dangerous Nina really was. As she was wrapping up a message for him, there was an anxious knock on the apartment door. When she opened it, there stood Nina. Nina looked confused and Madeline, she looked scared to death! It was the first time they had spoken or seen each other since Nina woke from the two-decade coma that her mother put her in.
Madeline tried to explain what happened all those years ago. She apologized profusely, asking her daughter what she could do to fix their relationship. Like an off-the-charts crazy person, Nina shouted, "Repent! Repent! Repent!" Slowly putting the chain on the door, Nina told Madeline about The List. She grabbed a pair of antlers off the wall and went after her! Petrified, Madeline begged her to forgive and forget. "I would do anything, anything to make things right, but I can't give you a baby," Madeline shook. Nina calmed as an idea popped in her head, one that involved her mother... and Ava Jerome!
Sabrina panicked about the meds she gave Ava to induce early labor and feared the consequence it would have on the unborn baby. She realized that what she did was criminal and she wanted to clear her conscience by turning herself into the cops. When the opportunity came and went to confess to Nathan, she, at the very least, tried to make things right for someone else -- Carlos. "The truth is," she told Michael, "Carlos didn't kill A.J. Quartermaine."
Monday on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Michael learns the surprising truth, Nina gets a partner in crime and Sonny moves forward with the sting. Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!
GENERAL HOSPITAL's Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin) would like to invite you to a special Hollywood reading of the script of a new television pilot, featuring a plethora of familiar Port Charles faces!
Written by McCullough and produced by Christopher, Hey Day is a satirical look at the debaucherous on- and off-screen world of the daytime drama DOCTORS OF ROMANCE. And not only was the premise inspired by GH, but the actors roped in some current and former castmates to participate in the reading, including Lexi Ainsworth (ex-Kristina), Finola Hughes (Anna), Linda Elena Tovar (Rosalie), Ian Buchanan (Duke) and Ronnie Marmo (ex-Ronnie). ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Bree Williamson (Jessica) is also joining in on the fun as are special guests Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer, GH) and Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma, GH).
The reading is being held on Thursday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Theater 68 in the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, CA, and it will include a 30-minute Q&A after the reading with the cast. There are only a limited number of tickets available to the public, and you can purchase them and get more information about the event by clicking here!
Congratulations to ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey), who is now engaged to marry girlfriend Sasha Nicole Clements. People Magazine is reporting that the young actor proposed to her on Wednesday, October 15, in front of Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World. Right before the park's fireworks began, Bleu popped the question with a ring he'd put in a glass slipper. How romantic! Best wishes to the happy couple, who seem poised to live happily ever after!
Whoops! The story we ran about GENERAL HOSPITAL's William deVry (Julian) in the current issue of ABC Soaps In Depth, on sale now, contains a misprint!
In the heartwarming tale of the actor's efforts to raise money to rescue an injured and ailing pit bull named Jake, we printed that everyone involved was able to raise $1,310 to help the animal. But in actuality, it was $13,010, which is an even more impressive sum!
We apologize for the error, and commend everyone for helping Jake start a new life with his new family!
If your dream is to have a role on GENERAL HOSPITAL, then you don't want to miss this opportunity: The soap is auctioning off a nonspeaking, walk-on role for one lucky winner! The auction will benefit GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, and bidding is open at CharityBuzz through Thursday, October 23. Learn more about GLSEN here.
Jen Lilley (Theresa, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Maxie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) is hosting a star-studded bowling tournament to benefit Childhelp, America's largest and longest-running nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. The event will be held on Sunday, October 19, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at PINZ Bowling in Studio City, CA.
Amongst the celebrity guests are daytime stars like Chrishell Stause (Jordan, DAYS; Amanda, ALL MY CHILDREN), Kelly Sullivan (Sage, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS; ex-Connie, GH), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, DAYS), Ian Buchanan (Duke, GH), Finola Hughes (Anna, GH), Billy Flynn (Chad, DAYS), Judi Evans (Adrienne, DAYS), Casey Moss (JJ, DAYS), Kassie DePaiva (Eve, DAYS; Blair, ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Kristian Alfonso (Hope, DAYS), Robert Scott Wilson (Ben, DAYS; Pete, ALL MY CHILDREN), Camila Banus (ex-Gabi, DAYS), True O'Brien (Paige, DAYS) and Lauren Koslow (Kate, DAYS). "Jen is so nice -- she extended the invitation out to all the cast of DAYS and other people," Banus relates. "I'm so excited to be a part of it, to help spread awareness, to be able to be part of a great cause, and also have fun!"
For more details about the event, order tickets or simply contribute to the cause, click here.
Did GENERAL HOSPITAL's Nathan walk under a ladder or break a mirror or something, because he's had a really rotten few days? To start with, the judge from hell ruined his great date with Maxie. Already sullen because of that, the last thing he needed to see was a cheery Obrecht at the PCPD. It was understandable why she was happy; she was being released. Nathan didn't even know why she was arrested in the first place. After he pushed incessantly, she finally admitted, "I'm za one who keeled your foddur."
If that wasn't enough to make Nathan's head spin, she insisted that she killed Victor for Nathan. As she saw it, as long as Victor was in his life, she couldn't be certain Nathan was safe. "I'm your mudder," she smiled proudly. Yeah, well, that didn't thrill him much. His "first mother," Madeline, put his "sister" in a coma after lying to him his entire life. And Obrecht, she did one better by killing his father! "I just traded one crazy for another!" he said, storming out.
Wanting to explain everything to her son, Obrecht later went to his apartment, knocked on the door and pleaded for him to open it. And open, it did. But on the other side wasn't Nathan... it was Madeline!
Across the pond in Amsterdam, Sam and Patrick sat in a café, waiting for Tracy and, eventually, Luke. Sam was distracted by her call earlier from Silas. She was still angry that Silas kept putting his formerly comatose wife first. Oh, Sam, do you ever listen to yourself? Tracy finally showed up and, shortly thereafter, the door to the café opened. They all looked at each other like, "What the...?" Was it Luke? Or the real head of the Jerome crime family?
Over at GH, Nina was feeling frisky and wanted to "make a baby" on the spot! "I want you now and I won't take no for an answer." Apparently, she meant those words because she found a supply closet and pushed him in! She started pawing him like he was a cashmere sweater. He stopped her, which made her think he was sleeping with someone else. He assured her that wasn't the case and that he didn't hate her. "Good," she said. "Because if you hated me, I don't know what I'd do." Our best guess is that it'd be a felony of some sort.
Meanwhile, Liz was hanging out at Jake's bedside. No surprise there, right? It took some persuading, but she convinced him to have the PCPD run his fingerprints to, hopefully, learn his last name. At the same time, Epiphany was dressed to the nines for her date with Milo, unaware that their evening was going to be in the boxing gym. At first she played along, but then she was hurt beyond belief. She felt as if he was trying to get her to lose weight. He apologized said sincerely, "I wouldn't change a thing [about you.]" Awwww.
Monday, Obrecht and Madeline have a tense reunion, Silas has a chat with Nina's physical therapist, and Tracy, Sam and Patrick have a chat with "whoever" came into that café! Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!
GENERAL HOSPITAL's Sonya Eddy (Epiphany) drops by the Disney Channel teencom GIRL MEETS WORLD tomorrow night. In "Girl Meets The Forgotten," when the kids are assigned a special lesson on appreciation, Riley and Maya are forced to work in the school cafeteria -- and things don't go too well while the girls are filling in for Eddy's lunch lady! (Does anyone else hear Adam Sandler singing in their head right now?) Tune in on Friday, October 10, at 8 p.m. EST.
In real life, Lacey Chabert, who began her career playing a young Bianca on ALL MY CHILDREN, is a happy newlywed. However, in her upcoming film, Christian Mingle, she'll play a career woman taking on the challenge of finding an honest relationship. "It's about a girl who's unlucky in love and decides to go online and try [dating Web site] Christian Mingle, even though she's not a Christian," Chabert reveals. "I've never done it personally, but I think it's a great way for people to meet. We do everything else on-line, why wouldn't we want to meet someone?"
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