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AMC's Wittrock Gets FREAK-y!

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While creator Ryan Murphy is remaining tight-lipped about the characters and story details surrounding the upcoming AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW, he did recently tweet that a daytime alum would be joining the cast of the FX series.

"Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of FREAK SHOW!" he posted on-line.

ALL MY CHILDREN fans will remember Wittrock from his stint as Tad's son, Damon. The actor has also made a name for himself on stage with a critically-acclaimed turn in Death Of A Salesman on Broadway. Wittrock has worked with producer Murphy before, in the recent HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart.

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EXCLUSIVE: GH Star Swaps His Wife!

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Tonight's episode of CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP features a soap-star switcheroo, with GENERAL HOSPITAL's Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) swapping spouses with THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's ex-Ridge, Ronn Moss. For a preview of the drama, we went straight to Christopher himself to see how the week went!

"I had a blast," the actor reports to Soaps In Depth. "I just tried to be as zany and funny as I possibly could. I poked fun at myself the whole time and never took any part of it seriously. That was my approach to it, so I hope that comes across."

Although before this experience with the reality series, Christopher didn't know fellow soap star Moss well, he had five full days to really get to know his wife, Devin DeVasquez, who tried to loosen up some of his more rigid habits about fitness and diet. "Nothing goes in my mouth before I think about what it's going to do to me," he admits. "I tried to get the point across to her that it's more than about looks and my job — it's about living a longer life and having more energy and being around for [my son] Greysun.

"She tried to get me to 'live' a little bit," he adds. "It's not like I'm so rigid about it that I'm a 'no fun' person!"

And while his wife, Brienne, was living with Moss, Christopher learned to appreciate his spouse even more. "Sometimes you love each other but you can't stand to live with the other person because you have different habits," he says with a laugh. "We're not cut from the same cloth. We're two completely different people and we were raised different ways. Thankfully, for us, it works!"

Watch Christopher and Moss' episode of CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP airing Tuesday, July 22, at 10:00 p.m. EST on ABC or on ABC.com beginning the following day!

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Nina Sets Her Scheme In Motion!

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As if GENERAL HOSPITAL's Patrick hasn't been through enough, Nina poking her nose in his business is not what he needed... but that is what he got!

When Silas gets wound up, he's a testosterone-filled terror! He placed all blame of Rafe's death on Patrick and Obrecht, and he was going to make them pay! Spotting Obrecht in the hospital corridor, he went right at her, saying, "You and Drake are gonna answer for the blood on your hands!" You've never seen the usually high-strung Obrecht so cool, calm and collected, responding, "You failed your nephew. That's the simple truth." Ouch.

With the news that Rafe was the driver that ran Patrick's car off the road, Anna had some apologizing to do. The PCPD dropped the ball and that was inexcusable. He filled her in on the sordid detail of what was transpiring with Silas, only for the point to be driven home by Obrecht interrupting, saying that Clay was going public with accusations of malpractice. In order to soften the blow, Obrecht said that they had to get out there ahead of him and establish their own narrative to claim their innocence before Silas insisted on their guilt.

The wheels were spinning in the mischievous mind of the malevolent Nina. How could she get Sam out of Silas' life? When she saw Sam giving a comforting hug to Patrick, Nina knew the answer! First order of business was to listen in on a private conversation between Sam and Silas on the hospital roof. That, however, required her climbing out of her wheelchair and onto the stairs to eavesdrop in the doorway. And that she did.

Sam tried to calm down Silas, asking if going to war with Obrecht was worth having his and Rafe's name dragged through the mud. He snickered, "Are you worried about me going to war with Obrecht or that I'll make trouble for Patrick?" On the brink of tears, Sam went on to say that Patrick admitted to her that he thought about hurting Rafe on the table but that he didn't go through with it. Bingo! That's just what Nina needed! If she leaked that to the press, Sam would think that Silas was the culprit and that would be the nail in their romantic coffin!

There was a whole lot of commotion at Nathan and Maxie's apartment. When he arrived at his front door, the lock had been changed and his clothes were in a Hefty bag in the hall. No matter how insistently he denied calling immigration on Levi, she didn't believe him, so OUT you go Nathan. Evicted! But Maxie was blind to the truth -- Nathan didn't call the ICE, Levi did!

Meanwhile across toss, Spencer had this brilliant idea that his father, Nikolas, would reconcile with Britt if she were proven to be a "better specimen" than Liz. To that end, the lad organized a campers versus counselors competition. Sack race, three-legged race, tug-o'-war. His idea, though, was an epic fail when Liz got Nikolas' sympathy vote after it aggravated her gunshot wound. But Spencer had a new plan -- he'd run away!

On Monday's GH, Maxie has a shocking announcement, a reporter catches Silas off guard and Spencer's fate is terrifies Nikolas! Don't forget: 2:00 ET and 1:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!

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Elaine Stritch Passes

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Elaine Stritch, legend of stage and screen, has passed away at the age of 89. Best known for her work on Broadway in shows like Company and Show Boat, she earned many Tony nominations and even took home an Emmy for her more recent work on 30 ROCK as the mother of Alec Baldwin's character.

But daytime audiences might remember Stritch's turn as ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Wilma, mother to Thom Christopher's Mortimer and Carlo. When Alex tried to turn Carlo look-alike Mortimer into a passible version of her late husband to keep control of his empire, Wilma arrived in Llanview to find her son. In the end, Carlo was revealed to be alive, and Wilma admitted that she'd had twins and given up Carlo because she couldn't take care of them both.

Our sympathies go out to the friends and family of this show business icon.

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Cast Your Vote #31

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*** VOTING HAS CLOSED FOR THIS ROUND ***

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: Do you think Sonny or Morgan is the father of Ava's baby?

Please note that the cut-off date for your votes to be counted will be Thursday, July 24. 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:

ABC Readers' Poll
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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!

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GH's Benard Surprises A Superfan!

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ESPN2 talk show FIRST TAKE had a surprise guest for reporter — and GENERAL HOSPITAL fan — Stephen A. Smith recently when they brought out Maurice Benard (Sonny) to join them for a segment.

The actor shares his love of the San Francisco 49ers and Smith shares his love of GH... and Sonny! Watch the fun clip below!

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GH Star Gets Scary!

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Maura West (Ava, GENERAL HOSPITAL) is featured in a new horror movie called Come Back To Me, but she may not make it to the end credits alive! The film tells the story of a woman who begins suffering memory lapses and blackouts, then discovers that she's pregnant — but her husband is sterile! She sets up a hidden camera to keep track of what she's doing during her fugue states, and is shocked by what she discovers!

From the trailer, which you can see here, it seems that West's character, Eileen, has some kind of psychic abilities. Not that they seem to help save her life, if these clips are any indication! The film is adapted from the book The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn, and is written and directed by West's former AS THE WORLD TURNS co-star, Paul Leyden (Simon). Look for it in theaters, on iTunes, DirecTV and iN-Demand starting Friday, July 25... if you dare!

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Patrick's Shocking Confession To Sam!

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Revenge and guilt trips were the theme of the day on Friday's emotionally charged GENERAL HOSPITAL!

Looking into Sam's big, brown sympathetic eyes, a guilt-ridden Patrick confessed that his darker side tried to lead him into temptation! Locked away in a vacant exam room at GH, he admitted to Sam that although he was focusing on the patient on his operating table -- that would be Rafe, who was suffering from a traumatic brain injury -- there was a voice inside his head telling him that Rafe's life was in his hands. All it would take was one small slip of his hand, one tiny "accidental" cut would cause a blood vessel to burst and Rafe would be gone, just like his little boy, Gabriel. Patrick would have his justice... if he listened to that voice.

Patrick told Sam that he searched his soul and he didn't do it. The blood vessel burst on its own. Rafe's "death" wasn't Patrick's fault. "I didn't falter, Sam. You have to believe me. Tell me you believe me," he pleaded. A tear ran down her face. She believed him, but convincing Silas was a whole other ball game. Patrick cried. Sam cried. They cried together. And they hugged. Tightly. Really tightly.

Silas, meanwhile, was at Rafe's bedside, crushed by both sorrow and rage. "I saw the look in [Patrick's] eyes. At some point in that operation, Drake wanted revenge," he told Nina. She, of course, was there to comfort him and use his time of vulnerability for her own selfish purpose -- to get Sam out of his life! All she had to do was ask one simple question to set the ticking time bomb on Silas and Sam's relationship. "I'm sure [Sam] agrees with your theories regarding Dr. Drake, right?" Nina asked nonchalantly. The answer was most definitely "no" and that lengthy hug in the adjacent room was proof!

While Rafe's condition devastated his family, it gave Tracy, Michael and Morgan hope that, possibly, Rafe's young, healthy heart could be transplanted in the not all that young and not very healthy Alice. As uncomfortable and awkward as it was, Kiki broached the subject with Silas, who confirmed that his nephew's blood type was B-positive, the same as Alice's.

At the same time, Nina sat quietly with Rafe, holding his hand. "What's bad for you is good for me," she said with a satisfied tone. "You're helping me drive a wedge in between Silas and his trailer-trash girlfriend. And you're not going to be able to tell anybody what I'm doing." Suddenly, the supposedly brain-dead teen grabbed her hand forcefully and his eyes opened to stare into hers!

On Monday's GH, Maxie confronts Nathan about the deportation threat against Levi, happy news sends Olivia over the moon and what, if anything, is Rafe's "message" for Nina? Don't forget: 2:00 ET and 1:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!

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GH's deVry Takes On Primetime!

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While some of William deVry's GENERAL HOSPITAL co-stars are spending their three-week summer break touring Europe or Africa or just hanging out on a sandy beach, he's spending it working! The actor has left behind GH's Julian Jerome just long enough to travel to Vancouver, Canada, and film a two-episode arc for the Hallmark Channel drama CEDAR COVE, starring Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal (ex-Dylan, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL). A Hallmark rep tells Soaps In Depth that deVry will play the boss of villain Warren Saget when his episodes air on Saturday, September 27, and Saturday, October 4.

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DAYS' Sweeney Heads To GH!

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES star Alison Sweeney (Sami) is heading to GENERAL HOSPITAL... to direct! Stepping behind the camera is nothing new for the fan favorite, who has directed many episodes of the NBC soap since 2011. "I'm really excited," Sweeney tells Soaps In Depth exclusively. "I've been 'shadowing' some of the directors there."

And while the episode she's slated to direct won't feature former DAYS co-star Kirsten Storms (ex-Belle; now GH's Maxie), the actress is excited to work with some new faces. "I get to direct Michelle Stafford (Nina), which I'm really looking forward to," she enthuses. "I'm really excited to work with like Roger Howarth (Franco). I've just admired him from afar so I'm looking forward to working with him."

Sweeney is also exploring producing, acting as executive producer as well as star of the upcoming Hallmark Channel movie Radio Hype. "It's about a woman who is getting into being a female talk radio DJ," she previews.

Although ABC hasn't announced an airdate for Sweeney's GH episode yet, we'll be sure to keep you in the loop. Same with her Hallmark Channel movie as co-stars and an airdate are revealed!

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