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James Franco to appear in multi-episode arc & reteam with Jill Farren Phelps on Nick at Nite’s new soap, Hollywood Heights!

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Motion picture star James Franco, who has made no bones about how he admirers and loves working with former General Hospital executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps has signed on to appear in a multi-episode arc on Nick at Nite’s upcoming primetime soap, Hollywood Heights!

The shocking announcement to some, came today at the cable network’s upfront presentations.  Heights premieres in June and will air five nights a week, telenovela style, but it’s not clear yet when Franco’s arc starts or what his role entails.   Vulture.com made a suggestion for the new soapy role for Franco stating, “If there’s a God in TV heaven, though, it’s someone incredibly sage and hilarious.”

So, how do you feel about Franco going to another soap after his recurring guest-stints on General Hospital as “killer” Franco?  What do you think would be a good role for James in this new soap about a shy girl who becomes a pop star after winning a songwriting competition, and who along the way,  befriends a mega-rock-star — who is of course her celebrity crush? Do let us know!

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aria
aria

i think he has no idea what to do so he does anything, this is just silly of him now, if he only knew what damage phelps had on GH. but oh well, who cares, good for the show i guess? we won’t really know till it airs.

lew
lew

I am happy as long as his tenure on GH is over.

Debi
Debi

As long as he is a distant memory of GH, I don’t care what he does.

barbara t
barbara t

when I first read this my first thought was, Noooooooooooooooooooo please dont come back to general hospital,well I still feel that way,no more finger painting ever in port charles.I forgot her real name but stay away from starrs best friend lanston she going to be in that new soap to.I dont know what kind of character he should be because I hated franco and really didnt see him acting I thought he sucked ,right from the beginning when they showed his so called painting the story never interested me I think abc soaps in depth asked what the fans thought and I said I could care less but I was already so tired of the direction the writers took general hospital as far as Im concerned abc/disney, jill farren phelps ,with the help of on and off james franco helped to destroy general hospital but thanks to ron and frank our soap could be saved,and they are already off to a good start.

Bonnie
Bonnie

Oh sounds like a great show, love Brittany and James!!! I hope that I get a chance to see it. JF, well since she is a singer on the show and not actor.. I was going to suggest acting teacher. But then again she might need a coach. So I say and acting coach.. who is sort of creepy!

Christy
Christy

Nick at Night is doing a soap opera?? don’t they know it should be OLTL?? hey why have to think of a whole new show when there is a great one waiting for a new station! arg!

I don’t really care about James Franco unless he’s brought back to life on Spiderman!

Jan
Jan

I had no idea of the dislike of him. And so we move on.

Chantal
Chantal

He can stay on her new show forever, as long as he is not available to return to GH…

barbara t
barbara t

I feel the same way,he helped hurt general hospital and bring the ratings down,Did you ever see him act?I didnt.

Christine
Christine

I just don’t know what happened to James Franco. He had so much promise when he had the lead in SONNY. Then he made some poor choices such as PINEAPPLE EXPRESS. He was good in FREAKS AND GEEKS and I have always liked him. I just don’t understand him. And apparently his and Anne Hathaway’s hosting last year’s Oscars will go down in history as one of the worst. Something is not right.

I know this does not answer the question. When he was on GH it was when I was not watching. I think I just missed him when Brenda came back the last time (the last time I watched until now) and then I did not watch again until the last month of OLTL to support both shows and, to hopefully save GH. I know, still not answering the question. I guess I don’t know what to think. I no longer have cable so I won’t be watching regardless. I suppose if it is the greatest thing since sliced bread I will buy a season pass to it through Amazon or something, but I doubt it. I have never heard anything good about Jill Farren Phelps. It is interesting that he sings her praises. Just joking so please do not flame me, but maybe she has some dirt on him and that is why he keeps working for her. 🙂

david
david

Franco’s haircut above reminds me of GH’s Jason Morgan. Maybe Franco’s obsession for Jason was more real than we knew.

David Larsson
David Larsson

Just keep him off of GH.

barbara t
barbara t

agree,there is nothing special about that guy other then he helped abc/disney kill general hospital.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Chase and ‘Janelle’ Two Sides To Every Story?

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, viewers were given more of the back-story between Chase (Josh Swickard) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) told through a series of flashback from their disparate recollections.

At the PCPD, over the phone, Chase thanks his former police partner, Abby for sending the files he had on one … Janelle Benson.  As he peruses through the files and sees the image of Nelle contained within it, and a postcard from Florida, Chase flashes back to his interrogation room and meeting suspect ‘Janelle’, when he was working as an officer in Maine.  Nelle was being questioned in the drowning of her fiance’ Zack..  Chase asks why the upset ‘Janelle’ chose to vacation in Maine instead of Florida.  She says it was so Zack could put space between him and his disapproving family.  However, ‘Janelle’ does admit going kayaking was her idea.

Next, she cries that she had to make the decision to try to save Zack from drowning, but thought maybe she might die too, so she decided to save herself, and not go in after him, in what was an impossible situation to be in.  Abby questions ‘Janelle’ about Zack changing his will right before they headed off for their vacation.  ‘Janelle’ lets it firmly be known that it was all Zack’s idea to change his will.

Chase believes ‘Janelle’ is innocent, but Abby thinks Janelle is played the helpless victim card.  Chase decides to release Nelle.  Later, Chase remembers traveling to Florida, because Nelle was reportedly being harassed by Zack’s family.  When he got to Florida, he recalls staying in a motel, and was set to meet up with her at a diner.  However, ‘Janell’e surprised him while he was half-naked in a towel and the door of his room.  Next thing you know, things get hot and heavy as she seduces him.  Chase flashes to them hitting the sheets and being in the throes of passion, and promising to take care of everything for her.

Meanwhile, Nelle and Michael (Chad Duell) are talking at The Floating Rib.  Nelle admits to Michael that she has a past with Chase, and her fear of him trying to bring her down now that he is in Pot Charles.  She says that Chase would do anything to get ahead in his career.  Michael asks if Maine was truly the last time she saw Chase.  She says it wasn’t, and says he followed her to Florida.

Now, as there are two sides to every story, Nelle flashes to coming to visit Chase at his motel room; where he is only wearing a towel . In her version, she portrays Chase as the instigator.  She start to cry and tells Michael that in her gut she knew that something was off about Chase, but she felt like she was drowning inside and he was her lifeline. Nelle says Chase became obsessed with her.

Then while alone, Nelle remembers how she was able to get Chase to go out to the store and get her some water after their hot sexcapade.. Once she is all by herself, Nelle calles the police to report misconduct by an officer at the motel.  Meanwhile, Michael has headed over to the PCPD to confront Chase.

So, which version of the story of  Chase and ‘Janelle’ do you believe? It appears Nelle has done a number on Chase. What did you think of Chloe Lanier’s performance where she can go from portraying the victim in a situation, to an evil bitch, with ease?  What do you think of Josh Swickard as the PCPD’s main cop, now that Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is on his way out of GH?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GH Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on General Hospital, as Carly (Laura Wright) is being drugged up with anti-psychotic meds at Ferncliff, it’s Jason (Steve Burton) to the rescue.  Carly’s bff finds a way to infiltrate the state mental institution. Meanwhile, Carly had been talking to Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), who says he will help her through her ordeal emotionally.  But is Carly really seeing Kevin, or is it just a figment of her imagination?

Elsewhere, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) seeks out her ex Julian (William deVry) as she tries to come to terms with the root cause of her issues with the men she chooses to be in her life.  Julian, who has gotten closer to Kim (Tamara Braun), now has a chance to try to help Alexis and make up for the ways in which he hurt her.  Could this be the beginning of the patching up of Julexis, or the final straw?

Sonny (Maurice Benard) has just learned that Mike (Max Gail) moved the body buried at Croton. Where did Mike take it?  How will this have future implications?

Here are more teasers for the action coming up on  GH:

MONDAY JUNE 18

Obrecht covers her tracks.

TUESDAY JUNE 19

Nelle reflects on her past.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20

Michael confronts Chase.

THURSDAY JUNE 21

Nina demands answers.

FRIDAY JUNE 22

Valentin’s romantic gesture back fires.

So, what story point are you looking forward to playing out this week on GH? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Dominic Zamprogna Confirms He Is Done At GH

Another General Hospital favorite has left the building.  After much speculation and rumors, it has been confirmed on Thursday afternoon by Dominic Zamprogna that he has left the ABC daytime drama series, and his role of nine years; that of Dante Falconeri.

In a tweet, Dominic shared: “So you’ve been asking. I feel I owe it to you awesome fans to tell you that I’ve taped my final scenes. Going to miss you all and my GH fam. Good things happening tho. More to come ..”

Zamprogna actually had taped his final scenes last month in May.

The character of Dante came on to GH, and it was revealed that he was the biological son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).

Benard posted a touching photo from on set of himself and Zamprogna on his Instagram account stating: “Always very sad for me when great actors and great friends leave the show Dom was definitely at the top of that list was always looking forward to working with him didn’t happen enough.”

Dominic’s on-screen lady love Emme Rylan (Lulu) shared these thoughts on Twitter:  “I am utterly heartbroken to see you go but also very excited to watch what is coming next for you. I believe in you! Go get em!”

So, are you sad to hear that Dominic has left GH?  What do you think will happen to the character of Dante? Share your thoughts on his departure in the comment section below.

 

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