Even as GENERAL HOSPITAL's Anna was arresting Duke, a horrified Lucy did her best to prevent her favorite Scotsman from being hauled to prison. Which got us thinking... Lucy and Duke have been spending an awful lot of time supporting one another through their various (and numerous!) problems of late. Might the show be thinking of pairing Lynn Herring's daffy alter ego with that of Ian Buchanan? And if so, might that clear the way for Anna to make another play for Tracy's man, Luke... assuming, of course, that he ever manages to get away from the mysterious Fluke? So much to ponder, and we're dying to hear your thoughts, so sound off below!
Great news for Dominic Zamprogna (Dante, GENERAL HOSPITAL) and his wife, Linda! It looks like they'll be welcoming their third child into the world right around May 14th of next year! The actor says "it feels great" to find out he's going to be a father again, admitting with a smile, "It was a bit of a surprise!"
The family will be welcoming another daughter into the fold, which means that Zamprogna will be the only guy in a house filled with women! But he reports that daughters Eliana and Anbilliene are both "very excited" at the prospect of having another sister!
GENERAL HOSPITAL welcomed back star Anthony Geary (Luke) in style as you can see from the video that the soap's executive producer Frank Valentini posted online. Following his six-month absence as he recuperated from two back surgeries, Geary's return to the set was marked by thunderous applause from the cast and crew of GH wearing "Tony's Back!" T-shirts.
And now that the Emmy winner is back in Port Charles, the Fluke/Luke mystery can finally be solved. How do you think it will wrap up? Sound off in the comments!
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GENERAL HOSPITAL's Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin) continues to develop her career behind the camera. The Disney ABC Creative Talent Development Facebook page posted that the actress will be directing an upcoming episode of the Disney Channel comedy series KC UNDERCOVER. We'll let you know when the episode is slated to air!
If you're a soap fan who's also fond of horror films, then Jill Larson (Opal, ALL MY CHILDREN) has got the movie for you! The actress stars in The Taking Of Deborah Logan, a thriller in which she plays the title role, a woman who's diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Alas, poor Deborah's situation gets even more complicated after she starts to experience strange things that aren't consistent with the debilitating illness!
"I'd never even seen a horror film before," Larson tells Soaps In Depth. Initially, the fan favorite actress was hesitant about taking on a character who has Alzheimer's because her late mother suffered from the illness. "I'm very glad that I ended up doing it. It was a great experience and the people I worked with are fantastic in it."
As you can see from the DVD art, Larson undergoes quite the transformation in this film! "There were four stages of makeup," she says. "They had prosthetics attached to my face. My skin was badly beaten up by the end! I spent many hours in the makeup chair."
The film is both a horror flick and an examination about the devastation of Alzheimer's. "The filmmaker made this film because his grandmother had Alzheimer's and he loved her dearly," Larson says. "There's a lot of love invested in this character and I brought my own experiences to my portrayal."
The Taking Of Deborah Logan, which also stars Anne Ramsay (A League Of Their Own), is available on DVD and VOD (Video On Demand) starting Tuesday, November 4. It's also available for streaming on Netflix. To order on Amazon.com, click here, and to watch a trailer, click here!
There's going to be an ALL MY CHILDREN reunion on the set of THE MEREDITH VIEIRA SHOW! According to Soap Opera Network, the Tuesday, December 2, episode of the syndicated talk show will feature Susan Lucci (Erica) being surprised by former AMC castmate Walt Willey (Jackson) as part of a "Soap Opera Showdown" segment. Click here to visit the show's Web site to find out where you can watch it in your area!
Did you miss Friday's GENERAL HOSPITAL? No problem. Here's a blow by blow of all the excitement!
Franco promised Carly a wedding day she'd never forget, and that's what he served up! She was already p.o.'d at her groom by the time he showed up, and it wasn't because he was a tad tardy. No. Spencer's arm was twisted until he blabbed that Franco tried to access Carly's E-mail to get the goods on Sonny. When the smiley-faced schemer finally arrived, his greeting of "Show time!" was not received with applause. Carly pulled him aside and confronted him.
Franco admitted that, yes, he was looking for the recording of Sonny confessing that he killed A.J., but it wasn't for himself; it was for Ava. That was the truth, actually. Just not the whole truth. He professed that his suspicion of her relationship with Sonny was a thing of the past. "You never did anything to make me not trust you, right?" he asked. "No," she whispered. Good thing she was wearing a dress because liar, liar, her pants would have been on fire!
Finally, the ceremony began. Carly reemerged looking absolutely gorgeous in a white gown. Yes, white. No comment. Flower girl Josslyn walked down the aisle and threw the rose pedals like she was throwing out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium. Lucas extended his arm to Carly and escorted her to her husband-to-be.
Eyes wandered to the others guests when Lucy, who was officiating the ceremony, gave her "speak now or forever hold your peace" speech. Joss spoke up but Lucy immediately cut her off. After Felix read a Shakespearean passage, then came the "I do's." Carly's mind wandered off to Sonny before saying those two tiny words. Franco, however, responded with an icy, "Hell no. Why would I marry a lying, cheating whore?" Ouch.
Across town, Morgan's persistence made Sonny final blurt that the reason he wanted Ava dead was because she killed Connie. Morgan, of course, didn't want to believe it but he had to when Sonny played him the recording. Morgan not only understood his father's reasoning, he felt guilty that Sonny had to deal with that reality alone. Sonny said he had to do everything he could to protect the baby, but he didn't know where to find Ava. Morgan, putting on his most adorable puppy face, said that she was at the brownstone.
Ava was at the brownstone all right, but so was Nina, who greeted her with a Franco-esque, "Buckle up, bitch! It's show time!" Nina was there to settle the score in a most disturbing way! Ava tried to make it to her cell phone to call for help, but Nina grabbed a syringe and shoved it hard into Ava's back. It was filled with a muscle relaxant that would render her completely paralyzed!
Ava quickly grew limp and immobile. Nina put her hands on Ava's bump and smiled, "This baby is mine." She then took out another syringe, one containing the labor accelerant, and said, "We are about to bring a new life into the world."
And there was more! Obrecht handed Jake his bill and his discharge papers. Plus, Anna walked Dante through her theory that Sonny killed A.J.!
On Monday, Anna interrogates Duke, Nina takes her plan further, and the wedding from hell continues! Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!
Soap opera veteran Brian Gaskill is no stranger to the world of vampires. As angel Rafe on PORT CHARLES, he battled a whole host of them! Now, he's stepping back into that realm in The Bloody Indulgent, a sexy vampire musical that's being released for rent this week on VIMEO and cityoffilm.tv before going to wider release.
"I play a quirky club owner/MC at a B-rated strip club," Gaskill reveals of the role that will pit him against former Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson as a randy (and not-so-sober!) vampire. "I'm surrounded by vampires and zombies." Not only does the actor play a pivotal role in the story, but he also gets to sing! "I'm a huge fan of not only musicals, but also cult musicals such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show," Gaskill explains of his interest in the project. "So it was a dream come true for me to be part of such a wild film it definitely falls into the realm of the cult classics."
The colorful film, which also features Diva Zappa and Danièle Watts (Django Unchained), is described as "a grungy morality tale that reveals the humanity of monsters and the inhumanity of mankind."
"Kevin Richardson was awesome to work with and Ken Roht, the director and writer, is a bit of an underground theater genius, so it was an amazing experience all around," Gaskill enthuses. "I am so excited that it's finally able to be seen, and it's perfect timing just in time for Halloween!"
Mark your calendars: The ceremony for the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards has been scheduled for Sunday, April 26! The deadline for performer pre-nomination clips to be submitted will be Friday, November 28, and the final nominations will be announced on Tuesday, March 26.
There have been some new categories added, one of which is Guest Performer in a Drama Series, which should include high-profile-but-short-term actors like GENERAL HOSPITAL's Donna Mills (Madeline) and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Ray Wise (Ian).
At this time there have been no details released regarding how the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast, but it will likely be via the Internet as they were this year. (Although hopefully with a better pre-show!)
So who do you think should start putting together Emmy reels for a nomination? Sound off in the comments!