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2016 Nurses' Ball Is Almost Here: To Get You Ready, GH Presents Throwback Nurses' Ball Moments! What Was Most Memorable to You?

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The GH Nurses’ Ball has been the staple event of the ABC daytime drama series come spring.  This year will be no exception with the episodes surrounding the ball to kick off  on May 24th.  Who will sing? Who will fight? Those are just some of the questions viewers want to know.

To get you in the mood, ABC.com had posted memorable throwback moments from the nurses’ ball! But which is the most dramatic, emotional,  fun, or entertaining?

From Carly and Brenda’s foot fight, Britt’s shocking 2013 announcement, Richard Simmons crashing the ball, Sabrina’s nurses’ ball makeover, Patrick admitting he is in love with Sabrina, Oliva the Bensonhurst medium, Liesl Obrecht’s 99 Red Balloons’ performance, and her rendition of Cabaret, Lucy’s affair being exposed, and Robin talking about the death of Stone and living with HIV before being carried out of the ball by Jason, these moments are just some that have been etched in GH’s fans minds through nurses’ ball history.

So what has been your favorite moment in the past at the GH Nurses’ Ball?  What do you hope will go down in the 2016 version? Comment below!

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Erica Love
Erica Love

My number one most favorite moment was Patrick finally revealing to Sabrina that he loved her in 2013. That was THE MOMENT all Patrina fans had been waiting to hear from Patrick. I still can’t believe what has transpired since, but at least we’ll always have that moment of importance.

su0000
su0000

I like the man beef ahaa!
I did like the guys strutting their stuff..
And- I liked the singing/singers.. there was real talent going on..

Harry
Harry

Oh dear God, your dream is my nightmare….that was Disney on Ice. No, I take that back, that was Disney or Mickey Mouse throwing up all over the ice and making quite a mess.
That was a horrible scene full of sugar and spice resulting in food poisoning.
I am shocked anyone looks back upon that atrocity with fondness when most of us would like to just forget it.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I go way back to pick my favorite and, of course, it is Luke and Lucky and a whole mess of people hoofing it up! Sigh, those were the days!

Janet Byrnes
Janet Byrnes

I also loved the beginning song and dance numbers. I even liked Lucy ending up in her underwear. Doc cringing in the audience. All the singing by the actors who we didn’t know could. Plus the real reason for the ball. AIDS HIV. I always looked forward to the NB. The last ones except for DR O just made me cringe. She has the talent. The strippers yuck.

Shay
Shay

Oh, Harry….thank you! Just thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!!

Shay
Shay

@Harry…I could not have said it better than you have with your eloquent commentary on Sabs, her emasculating clinginess and mewling cat vocals! For the love of God, I just wish the showrunners would finally recognize the fact that this character is totally superfluous….Port Charles has survived just fine (and then some….) without her intrusively awkward presence over these past few months….why even bother to bring her back now that she’s gone and all but easily forgotten by everybody, save for the gormless Mikey and pushy Felix????

Dylan
Dylan

I hope they return the Ball to a classy affair, not a playground for psychos, strippers, and sociopaths. Back in the day, the ball was annual MUST SEE t.v. The musical numbers were appropriate and entertaining. It was about community coming together for a very worthy cause. For the past three years, it has come off very hypocritical that almost everyone in attendance is a mobster or murderer…and the event is to raise awareness and funds for a killer disease! And no one in the room even likes each other anymore…half of them want to murder each other…literally!! And when on Earth would these people find time to rehearse elaborate numbers…between mob shoot outs?? Especially last year, the ball felt shoved in as an afterthought. It was almost an exact retread of 2014 with very little new. It looked like it was filmed on a high school musical set. I just hope if they do it, they do it right. When it is done right, it can and has been the hallmark of what soap opera can and should be.

Guest
Guest

I could NOT agree with you more!! Last year marked the 20th Anniversary of Stone’s death and NOT ONE mention of it. The NB us supposed to be about HIV/AIDS awareness instead it has turned into the Sabrina coming out ball. First, guess she gets ALL the credit for bring it back. Then since she is FIRED AT GH but still a nurse- hey, she still is in more acts then anyone else?!
Wendy Riche started the ball it was more about quality -She never would have done acts like Magic Milo & the Magic Wands or wasted John J York’s talent w/ Mr. Marbles. Even Jon Lindstrom , Lynn Herring, , Kristina Wagner , etc were in the acts in the past. Oh- Sean Kanan did Impersonations one year and was fantastic! I think Frank as no clue what Talents besides acting GH cast has…. Smh.
* Think he needs to step it up.. If not , this should be the last time they do it. So far the last 2 years… #NotImpressed

Harry
Harry

I agree with Dylan too. But no offense against psychos, strippers, and psychopaths…..Oh my!

Iakovos
Iakovos

Here, here, Dylan. Well said.

Shay
Shay

@Dylan….I do pretty much agree with what you’re saying…my favorite NB moments were with Rick Springfield and Jack Wagner performing their real-life hits, despite the terrible way the Frisco storyline was incorporated into that scenario. At least those guys are true professionals and I would love to see them back to entertain this (and every) year! As for the all those aforementioned psychos and psychopaths, I have nothing against one or two well-chosen nutters storming the stage as long as they possess the talent to do so…case in point? Dr. O.! (From her first hilarious NB “appearance” dancing and prancing in her hotel room to “Jessie’s Girl” to her “Cabaret” takeover of the 2014 event and even last year’s unfortunately low-budget balloonfest, I’ve always enjoyed her antics…I so hope Kathleen Gati is given a better opportunity to shine this year!) However, in term of the male strippers, I most definitely could do without that sadly insufficient group of Chippendale wannabees strutting their stuff….but somehow I don’t think the same can be said for the GH showrunners!!!

Phil
Phil

I think it is going to be the backdrop to Brad and Lucas’s wedding! Kind of fitting considering.

Lil' Angel
Lil' Angel

Kind of fitting considering what?

Phil
Phil

Considering the fact that they got engaged there!!!

Dylan
Dylan

My thoughts exactly, Lil Angel.

Joe
Joe

The old nurses balls were classic. The new ones today..ehh, not so much. Mostly because everyone is new. There are few long time characters on the show. Puts my to sleep. Zzzzz.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I would like to see them spoof tv shows-maybe past soap operas…or maybe musical acts could be of Broadway musicals-something classy-not guys stripping or having anyone fighting-something with good taste!!!

Harry
Harry

Right Jim–no sword fights!!!

Shay
Shay

Back to the epee’ double entendres, are we????

Jay Trotter
Jay Trotter

2015

The Haunted Starlets singing and dancing to “Dear Future Husband” at last years Nurses Ball. Sabrina, Maxie, Lulu, Ellie, Val, and Sam were apart of the number.

Magic Milo and the Magic Wands dancing to “New Sensation” by the great band INXS. Milo, Michael, Nathan, Felix, Lucas, and TJ were apart of the number.

Spinelli singing the classic 80’s ballad “It Might Be You” from the movie Tootsie to both Maxie and Ellie.

Patrick and Emma singing a song together while sitting in two chairs beside each other.

Shay
Shay

Well, Jay Trotter, I at least agree with you about Spinelli! His charming and unexpected performance was but one of only two bright spots for me at last year’s otherwise dismal event, the other being the always awesome Dr. O.!

Harry
Harry

Shay ,I am hoping against hope that the writers are NOT thinking that absence makes the heart grow fonder as far as Sabrina is concerned.
Her being gone only makes me feel more solid about abhorring cartoon rabbits and birds assisting a woman with her house cleaning while said house woman sings in a most God awful high pitched voice. No, someday your prince will NOT come, Sabrina. In fact, he’s moved onto another network possibly driven out by your cartoon-Disney neediness which is more powerful than Diana the huntress–the great Grecian castrating goddess. Please stay away–nobody likes you anymore.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Since I have only seen three balls I don’t have much material to glean from, but I am sure in the old days the characters didn’t have to stand around and talk about how great Aveeno is for their dry skin or how much they love Yoplait yogurt — necessary evil I suppose, anyway if I had to pick a favorite moment from the three balls I did see, it would be Patrick and Emmy father and daughter song last year in terms of performances- in terms of story line Britt showing up pregnant to ruin Sabrina’s magical night was a memorable moment.

Shay
Shay

Yes, Britt’s very welcome bombshell was a real highlight of that event to be sure! I’ve loved her ever since, and certainly hope that Dr. Westbourne shall return for this year’s NB, even if for only for a clandestine snarking session with BFF Brad…although she should also be there to publicly stand up for him at his wedding. Besides, at the astonishing rate Nik has trashed and crashed his own life (and reputation) since her departure, he would now have no room to judge Britt or make her legally pay for her impetuous actions with Spencer as he has previously threatened .

ConnieMac
ConnieMac

What? Not even one mention of the fabulous Kathleen Gati’s opening number? I loved it!

Charday
Charday

My favorite Nurse’s Ball moment was when Dr. Obrecht sang “Always on my Mind” to her two children.

Brett
Brett

I LOVED when Obrect hijacked the ball and did the ‘Wilkomen’ song, that was hilarious.

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Crystal Hunt and Donna Mills Headline New PureFlix Streaming Comedy Series, ‘Mood Swings’

Four generations of women are thrown together by circumstance to live under one roof and survive in Los Angeles in the new comedy series Mood Swings set to kick-off on October 24th on streaming service Pure Flix (www.PureFlix.com). New episodes will be released every Thursday for eight weeks.

Some very notable soap opera faces are featured in the cast.  Chief among them is former OLTL and GL star, Crystal Hunt, who also serves as the creator and executive producer of the comedy.

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In addition to Hunt, none other than Knots Landing and General Hospital favorite, Donna Mills is along for the comedy ride as Hunt’s mother.. Hunt and Mills first worked together on the defunct reality series, Queens of Drama.

Joining Hunt and Mills and rounding out the cast are: Robin Riker (Ex-B&B and GH), Sophia Gasca (Ballers), Christina DeRosa (Bad Moms), Scott Bailey (Ex -GL and currently, The Bay,) and Jason Earles (Hannah Montana).  Plus, Dyan Cannon plays Hunt’s aunt in Mood Swings.

According to the loglines for the series: “Newly divorced from her mega-successful, controlling and philandering husband Jonathan (Bailey), Farrah (Hunt) is awarded the couple’s Malibu mansion along with an enormous mortgage and minimal financial support to take care of herself and 8-year-old son Ryder. Recognizing she needs an income, yet having no work experience whatsoever, Farah decides to rent out rooms in her house in order to pay the bills. After placing an ad on Craigslist for female roommates, enter Coco (Riker), a disgruntled working woman; Dani (DeRosa), a fiery Canadian-Italian culinary wizard and hopeful Hollywood actress; and Emilia (Gasca), an enigmatic Dominican entrepreneur trying to get U.S. citizenship.  Farrah’s live-in not-so-handy handyman Angel (Earles) adds even more comedic moments to the show as he both struggles and enjoys being the only adult male in the household. While all the women come from different backgrounds and generations, they are brought together by unforeseen circumstances and what ensues is a wild and hysterical ride full of laughs.”

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In a statement on the launch of the streaming series, Hunt expressed: “We felt there was a need for a great female ensemble comedy.  Right now, you can only watch reruns of shows like ‘Golden Girls’ and ‘Designing Women’ to enjoy a female-driven show. Our thinking was to embrace the legacy of these programs while adding a modern twist.”

Look for new episodes of Mood Swings to be released every Thursday for eight weeks starting with the October 24th debut. And, check out the trailer for the series below.

PureFlix.com is a destination for the faith, family-friendly and wholesome entertainment that’s now available on any device anytime, anywhere throughout the United States and Canada.

So what do you think of the premise of Mood Swings? Will you be checking out some of these soapy notables in their new comedy roles? Comment below.

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‘Beacon Hill’ Prepping Its Long-Awaited Season Two Featuring Soap Notables

A few years back, Beacon Hill was one of the most talked about web series for its soapy cast and bringing same-sex romance, political scandal and familial drama to the table.  And now, it appears after a four year wait\ the creators and the cast are ready to go back into production for its second season.

In order to do that, the producers are driving a crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo to raise funds to make their planned production a reality.

Guiding Light and Venice favorite, Crystal Chappell is once again returning in role of “Claire”, along with these daytime fan favorites: Alicia Minshew, Melissa Archer, Ron Raines, John-Paul Lavoisier, Ricky Paull Goldin, Scott Bryce, Tina Sloan, Louise Sorel and the new additions to the cast: Nadia Bjorlin, Jacob Young, Hillary B. Smith, and Marem Hassler who takes over the key role of “Katherine” from Sarah Brown.

The series promises longer episodes than season one, and it will finally deliver to fans the reveal of that cliffhanger: “Who is at the damn door?”

As of Sunday night, there are 43 days left to donate to the fund to help make Beacon Hill second two come to life so they can shoot the series in New England.

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Check out this video below from Chappell and company that was released over the weekend.

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Guiding Light & ATWT Alum, Tom Pelphrey Is New Series Regular In Upcoming Season of Netflix’s ‘Ozark’

Well, soap fans knew when they saw the character of Jonathan Randall debut in Springfield on Guiding Light that the young man who portrayed him was going to go far in his career, and that has been what’s been happening since he left daytime for Tom Pelphrey.

Pelphrey, who won two Daytime Emmys for his role on GL and later did a run as Mick on As the World Turns, has gone on to star as Ward Meachum on both seasons of Marvel’s Iron Fist on Netflix, appeared on Cinemax’s Banshee and more recently did a guest spot on NBC;’s drama Blindspot to name just a few of his projects.

Now comes word via Deadline that Pelphrey is joining the third season of Netflix’s drama Ozark as a series regular.  The series stars Laura Linney and Jason Bateman and details the life of a family as the navigate within a dangerous drug cartel.

Pelphrey has been cast Linney’s younger brother named Ben Davis, and in story, he arrives for an unannounced and inopportune visit. He quickly reminds Wendy (Linney) who she used to be and who she is running from.

Upon the announcement of his casting, Tom took to his Twitter account and said, “Dream job!”

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So, will you be checking out Ozark to see Tom in his new role?  Did you love him as Jonathan (Reva’s son) on Guiding Light? Comment below.  But first watch Tom’s winning moments and acceptance speeches at the 2006 and 2008 Daytime  Emmys.

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