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Once again, it's time to express your opinions for our Readers' Poll. In the comments section for this article, please respond to the question, and feel free to explain your answer, but remember that any comments here may be considered for publication in the magazine. Any extra comments you have that have nothing to do with this week's poll question should be directed to the Message Boards section of our Web site!

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Can Olivia and Ned really make a relationship work?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Thursday, March 19. And please, only one vote per person!

To vote on your favorite actor, actress and couple currently appearing on an ABC, CBS or NBC soap, please mail your choices to:

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Multiple mail-in votes during the same voting period will not be counted, so don't waste our time, your time, or the postage!

VOTES FOR ACTORS, ACTRESSES AND COUPLES CAST IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

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Long Live The QUEENS OF DRAMA!

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Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda, GENERAL HOSPITAL) is returning to soaps — sort of. The fan favorite is joining forces with a bevy of beauties from the soap world in the new original reality series QUEENS OF DRAMA, set to debut on Pop (formerly The TV Guide Network) on Sunday, April 26 at 10:00 p.m. EST before setting into its regular time slot on Wednesday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Joining Marcil in the 10-episode series are Donna Mills (ex-Madeline, GH; Abby, KNOTS LANDING), Hunter Tylo (ex-Taylor, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL; Robin, ALL MY CHILDREN), Crystal Hunt (Stacy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Lindsay Hartley (ex-Cara, AMC; Theresa, PASSIONS) and Chrystee Pharris (Simone, PASSIONS).

The women band together on the show in order to take control of their careers and produce and star in a new serialized drama so there's a "show" within the show. How much "drama" will be found in QUEENS OF DRAMA? "Everyone addresses their opinions in different ways," Marcil tells Soaps In Depth. "All of us have a different style in how we agree, how we disagree. We have big personalities in one way or another. In that sense, there's a lot of conflict that there is when you put any kind of project together."

Catch a sneak preview of QUEENS OF DRAMA in the following clip and watch for a dramatic appearance at the end by none other than Joan Collins (Alexis, DYNASTY; Alexandra, GL)!

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Attend An Art Show!

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If you're in the Los Angeles area, you can check out some original artwork from GENERAL HOSPITAL's Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos) at a special art and photography show. On Saturday, March 14, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, Pi Gallery will be hosting Art Speakeasy featuring art, photography and live performances. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at this link, or tickets can be purchased at the door for $20. A portion of the proceeds will go to the non-profit organization Awaken Arts.

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OLTL's Zimmer Is Still Wicked!

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Los Angeles area fans of Kim Zimmer (Echo, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) have until this Sunday, March 15, to see the actress in the musical Wicked, playing at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood! The four-time Emmy winner plays Madame Morrible in the popular, long-running musical that looks at life in the Land of Oz prior to Dorothy's arrival.

"Each performance is naturally fresh," Zimmer tells Soaps In Depth, "because we have other actors come in and take over when someone has a day off. Things happen all the time that keeps each show different." And what happens if she ever temporarily forgets a line? "I'll ad lib until something sounds familiar," she chuckles. "The kids in the show will look me and say, 'How did you do that?' There are only two spots I'm notorious about forgetting, but I've gotten to the point where I get through them."

Dorothy's journey to Oz was a surreal fantasy, part dream/part nightmare — and believe her, Zimmer can relate! "I had the actor's ultimate nightmare — being lost in the bowels of the theater and not being able to find my costume," Zimmer recounts of what happened one night when the show was playing in San Diego. "My dressing room was quite a walk from where I made my entrance." The actress, who was already fitted with a microphone, kept yelling out "Coming! I'm coming!" as she made her way to the stage while simultaneously getting (mostly) dressed. "I made it on stage, but my dress was wide open in the back. Another character was trying to help zip me up!"

The good news, Zimmer adds, is that ever since she went through that mini-ordeal, "I haven't had that nightmare since!"

For tickets to Wicked click here!

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Dante & Lulu's New Kid!

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They grow up so fast in Port Charles! Starting with the Tuesday, March 10, episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL, you might notice that Dante and Lulu's son Rocco looks a little bit different. Well, that's because he does! The soap has revealed that twin boys Charles and Ethan Losie will now be playing the little tyke. Hey, at least he's not a teenager, yet!

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GH Friday Recap: Guess Who's Dying?!

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Poor little Avery Corinthos was being yanked and tugged in every direction like a Stretch Armstrong doll. The good news for the cutie was that everyone wanted her -- Sonny, Ava and Michael. Forget that we're talking about a gangster, an assumed dead woman and a man using her for revenge.

After witnessing her own memorial service, Ava defied all logic by insisting on going on the run in the frigid New York weather with her bare-armed baby. Delia and Silas finally talked some sense into her, pointing out that a) there'd be a manhunt out for the baby's kidnapper and b) when she was caught, it'd be back to a prison cell!

All that said, Ava and Silas returned empty-handed to her NYC hospital room, where she insisted on hiding out in Port Charles, close to her daughters. "Why can't I think of a way out?" she wondered. "It wouldn't matter even if you did think of something," Silas answered. Ava turned and looked at him curiously. He continued, "You're dying." Say whaaaaaat?

Carly sensed something was off when they returned to Sonny's house after the custody hearing. He made it clear that no way, no how was he going to let Michael raise his child. With that, he called Morgan and told him that a private plane was waiting for him, Kiki and Avery at the airport. It would take them to his island, where Michael couldn't get his hands on Sonny's daughter. Carly pointed out that he was making himself, as well as Morgan and Kiki, kidnappers! It didn't matter to Sonny. He refused to surrender to Michael!

Meanwhile, Tracy told Michael how proud she was of him for pulling a few strings to get custody of Avery. Although he denied that he had anything to do with the judge swap, Tracy summed it up as "poetic justice." While Alice prepped the mansion for the new baby, Michael went to Sonny's with two U.S. marshals as backup. Once there, they realized Avery wasn't! Michael cut right to the chase and ordered they arrest Sonny!

In Shadybrook, it was a battle of lethal cuckoo birds when a tightly wound Franco approached Luke, who was strapped in a bed and saying all sorts of nasty stuff about Franco's dad, Scotty. Franco shut him up in true Franco fashion... by trying to smother him with a pillow! Nina barged in just to in time to prevent a fatality. Luke suggested they work together to bust out of the joint. Surprisingly, Franco loved the idea. Nina, not so much. But, we might add, he talked her into it!

Nathan walked in on Spinelli kissing Maxie but -- according to Maxie -- Maxie was not kissing him back. Spinelli begged to differ. Nathan was ready to pummel the Jackal but was interrupted by an alert on Spinelli's computer that he got a hit on the whereabouts of Patricia Spencer! He ran out in a flash to tell Tracy, leaving a disappointed Nathan questioning Maxie if it was time to end their relationship!

Monday on GH, Silas has devastating news for Ava, Michael takes his vendetta one step further, and Nina and Franco find themselves in a very bad situation! Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!

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GH Casts Pat Spencer!

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Patricia Spencer is coming home to Port Charles! Soaps In Depth has confirmed that GENERAL HOSPITAL has tapped E.T. mom Dee Wallace to play Luke and Bobbie's never-before-seen, long-lost older sister, Pat. There's no official word on when Wallace will make her first appearance.

"I have never had a greater challenge, never had more fun and never felt so much a part of a family on a set," Wallace shares in a statement. "You do more in one day on daytime than you do in a week on an episodic. I couldn't have more respect for colleagues than I do now."

Tell us below, what do you think about this casting?

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GH's Miller SUITS Primetime!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL has been keeping Billy Miller pretty busy playing Jake/Jason, but before he started his current gig, he was able to squeeze in a guest appearance on the season finale of SUITS, set to air Wednesday, March 4, at 10:00 p.m. ET on USA!

"I play Harvey Specter's brother," Miller says... although that's about all he can reveal! "I can't really tell you a lot about him. But I'm allowed to tell you that!"

Although, he was able to hint that his character could potentially return for the fifth season when SUITS returns this summer. "We did a good job, so everybody seems to be happy," Miller confides. "I love that show, so I'd love to go back."

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The GH Fan Club Weekend Is Coming!

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The 2015 GENERAL HOSPITAL Fan Club Weekend is being held from Thursday, August 6, through Monday, August 10, at the Embassy Suites in Glendale, CA. Some events will also be held at the Glendale Hilton, so you'll want to book a room at one of those fine establishments!

The festivities get underway on Thursday evening with the GH Fan Club Weekend Kick Off Cocktail Event, and there are so many events scheduled (everything from huge group events to smaller intimate ones) over the course of the long weekend that we can't possibly list them all!

So click here for a constantly updated list of the scheduled events complete with links to more information and ticket pricing and ordering information. Then prepare to get up-close and personal with your favorite stars!

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Emmy Brunch With Obrecht!

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If you're going to be in the area for the Daytime Emmys, you could add brunch with GENERAL HOSPITAL's Kathleen Gati (Obrecht) to your itinerary! The actress will be hosting a private brunch on Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The event will include a three-course lunch, beverage, photo and autograph opportunities, as well as as a gift bag! Oh, and Gati is promising that some of her co-stars will be stopping by to join in the fun. Could her on-screen son, Ryan Paevey (Nathan) be one of them? You'll have to attend and find out for yourself!

Although the location has not been finalized, it will be near the location of the Daytime Emmys, which are being held at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA. Tickets for this brunch are $115, and to purchase tickets or to find more information about the event, click here!

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