This week saw not one but two GENERAL HOSPITAL pairs lock lips for the first time. Nathan and Maxie celebrated having done away with Levi and his pop by kissing, while fortune cookies declaring "Now is the time to try something new" led Patrick and Sam to make out on her couch! So... which smooch left you weaker in the knees? Sound off below!
Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL's Nathan Parsons (ex-Ethan) may have been disappointed when his role as James on TRUE BLOOD came to an end with the finale of the HBO series. But the talented actor is set to be the lead in POINT OF HONOR, a new family drama pilot for Amazon set during the Civil War from LOST producer Carlton Cuse, reports Deadline.
But that may not be the in-demand actor's only project! Judging from his comments during a podcast interview with E.J. Scott, Parsons may also be returning for Season 2 of The CW's THE ORIGINALS, where he recurred as Jackson, a brooding werewolf. "After my couple days in New Orleans, I'm going through Atlanta to Virginia," he says. (THE ORIGINALS is filmed in Atlanta, and POINT OF HONOR shoots in Virginia.)
As soon as more details on either are released, of course we'll let you know when you'll be able to see him on your televisions again!
Who out there really thought that GENERAL HOSPITAL's Helena was dead? Anyone? Bueller? If mere mortals like Jason, Robin and Duke can come back from the dead, surely the Dragon Lady of Port Charles wouldn't find death anything more than a temporary inconvenience.
"I'm just so happy to be back," Constance Towers (Helena) tells Soaps In Depth exclusively. "[Headwriter] Ron Carlivati and [executive producer] Frank Valentini are both wonderful. They've said if they could ever find a way to bring her back, they would. But I thought, 'They shot me through the heart!' There was blood on that beautiful jacket. They ruined it. When your wardrobe goes, you think, 'Maybe they're really serious this time!'"
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What would be better than getting to spend some quality time with two of GENERAL HOSPITAL's hottest hunks? How about spending the afternoon with them at a wine tasting in the Napa Valley?
William deVry (Julian) and Ryan Paevey (Nathan) are hosting an exclusive VIP experience on Saturday, October 18, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the elegant Brix Restaurant and Gardens. VIP tickets are $140, and include tasting of various local wines, hors d'oeuvres, two autographed 8x10 photos of each actor, multiple photo ops with the stars, a silent auction and plenty of personal time with both deVry and Paevey.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here!
On Friday's action-packed GENERAL HOSPITAL...
Just an hour outside of Port Charles in what seemed to be the epicenter of everything that was evil, Crichton-Clark Clinic, Stavros burst into Victor's office with a "someone just keyed my car" look on his face. In his best imitation of a hissing Lord Voldemort, Stavros wanted to know if it was true that Lulu's embryo "implantation wouldn't bear fruit" unless she was administered hormones. Just a teeny weeny detail Victor left out. Smoke was all but coming out of Stavros' ears, and he went ballistic. After cooling his jets, he realized it was just a minor setback in his plan for Lulu to have his baby. Nothing he couldn't handle... immediately!
Stavros confidently waltzed into the room where Lulu and Dante were chained. This time, Stavros brought someone with him -- a doctor to administer hormones! Lulu called him a "psycho freak," to which he replied, "You really do not... want... to fight me on this. If you do... your husband will receive an injection... (whispered) of the bullet variety." Dante didn't want her to do it. She, however, caved to save her husband's life. They brought Lulu to a bed, as Stavros smiled, "One little prick and my little Lulu will be filled with everlasting joy." (Showtime "at night" dialogue, yes?) Lulu cried and Dante screamed! Stavros had one more surprise -- Lula was leaving with him!
Levi paid Nathan a visit and saw that Maxie was gone. He pointed a gun at Nathan's chest and demanded to know where she was. As if Nathan would tattle on Maxie. Levi left and, instead, went in search of her. Moments later, a guard came in. Rephrase, a stupid guard came in. Nathan got the best of the guy, choked him with his chain, took his door access card and used his keys to take off his handcuffs. Nathan then picked up the guard's gun and headed out to find his damsel in distress!
Maxie found her way to a patient's room. He stared at her with creepy eyes and whispered, "Felicia," and then he grabbed her arm! Needless to say, she was freaked. She ran for the door, and ran smack into Levi! He introduced her to his father, Peter Harrell Sr. The bedridden man said, "Thank you, son, for bringing her to me. Now it's time for her to die."
Anna planted a listening device on Obrecht and told her to get info about the hostages' location from Victor. When Dr. O arrived to see Victor, she told him what he wanted to hear, that Nathan was his son. Nathan burst in and pointed the gun at Victor, demanding to know where Maxie was. Victor calmly said, "Oh come now, Nathan. You're not going to kill your own father."
Monday on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Anna comes in with guns blazing, things heat up between Sam and Patrick, and Maxie and Nathan are reunited! Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!
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Congratulations are in order for soap alum Rebecca Budig (Greenlee, ALL MY CHILDREN; Michelle, GUIDING LIGHT), who just welcomed a baby girl into the world! The actress' husband, Michael Benson, revealed the news on Twitter, posting: "Welcome to the world, Charlotte Jo Benson. Mom and daughter are doing great!" And with that tweet came an Instagram photo of Budig and her first child proving him right that you can see by clicking here! All the best to the happy family!
GENERAL HOSPITAL is going to get a little silly! Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the ABC Daytime soap will be crossing over with ABC Family comedy BABY DADDY, with Kelly Monaco (Sam) playing an exaggerated version of herself.
In the episode currently slated to air at the beginning of season four in 2015, BABY DADDY character Danny lands a role on GH and enlists best friend (and crush) Riley to help him prepare. But when they get on set, GH superfan Riley loses it and starts to drive Monaco (as herself) up the wall!
We'll let you know when Monaco's episode of BABY DADDY is set to air!
Antonio Sabáto Jr. (ex-Jagger, GENERAL HOSPITAL) has taken on two highly demanding jobs he's the host and active participant of the makeover show FIX IT & FINISH IT and he's learning to dance as a member of the celebrity cast of the new season of DANCING WITH THE STARS. Soaps In Depth couldn't resist asking the fan favorite hunk if, schedules permitting, he'd make time on his dance card (pun intended) for a return visit to Port Charles?
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Shouting Secrets, a film starring GENERAL HOSPITAL's Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) as a former football player who finds himself trapped in his Native American community while his estranged brother (The Twilight Saga's Chaske Spencer) finds success outside, is debuting Friday, September 5, at The Autry National Center in Los Angeles.
The screening will also mark the picture's official DVD and VOD release. The slice-of-life drama is centered on the failing health of the brothers' mother, which forces them to reconnect. "Tyler's character resented his brother for writing a supposedly fictional book about them," explains director Korinna Sehringer. "He also deals with some marriage troubles because he's having an affair with a minor."
For a soap star like Christopher, playing that kind of intense family drama in the film festival winner came easily. "[My character] struggles with [the affair] and the legal implications it comes with, as well as the embarrassment and shame to his wife and to his child," the actor offers. "He's trying to find ways to forgive himself and to get the relationship back with his wife he once had."
The film also features Christopher's former GH castmate, Ted King (ex-Alcazar). "Ted plays Dr. Matthews [the physician treating the brothers' mother]," Sehringer reveals. "He's in love with Caitlyn (Tonantzin Carmelo), the Native American doctor at the hospital." Visit the film's official site for more information or to order your copy.