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Alec Baldwin Surprises Former Castmates On Knots Landing Reunion On Home & Family!

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In case you missed yesterday’s Knots Landing 35th reunion on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, there were some very fun segments that any Knots afficanado will love!

For starters, hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare welcomed the audience at home to the show with a salute to the opening theme , and its unmistakable cul-de-sac. with a special opening for this episode! (You can see it after the jump)

Later when series stars:  Michele Lee (Ex-Karen), Donna Mills (Ex-Abby), Joan Van Ark (Ex-Val), Ted Shackelford (Ex-Gary) and Kevin Dobson (Ex-Mac) sat down to reminisce, they got a very big surprise when none other than Alec Baldwin joined then via Skpye! “Knots” fans know that Alec played Valene’s brother, preacher Joshua Rush, for 40 episodes.  The show aired on CBS from 1979 to 1993.

Baldwin recalled, “I remember (cinematographer) Hugh Gagnier saying that the show takes 3 hours to shoot and it was 9 hours of makeup and mirrors!”  To which the ladies all chimed in as the phrase “mirrors down” was often uttered from the set, since the gals of “Knots” would primp so much before each scene.   Joan and Alec payed homage to their late on-screen mother, Julie Harris who played Lillimae Clements on the series and more in this cute segment.

Also in the episode, Michele Lee sang Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. The gents: Kevin Dobson and Ted Shackelford make a fluffy angel food cake, and Joan Van Ark shared some holiday crafts.

Watch the fun opening to the Knots Landing 35th anniversary reunion, and the clip with Alec Baldwin crashing the “Knots” party in the best of ways!

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LOVE IT! Such a great group of talented people with NO EGOS. Such a gift!!!!

richard
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Ugghh, I know Alec Baldwin is no angel, but good GOD, that man is gorgeous!!! He gets better with age!!!!

Patrick
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“oh, wow”

he’s been my dream man… since knots

and then some

yikes

richard
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AGREED!!!!! So HOT!!!!!!

Michael
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I live 5 minutes from the cup de sac in Granada Hills.

Charday
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Looks like a fun episode. Does it rerun?

Patrick
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as Alec Baldwin, himself, states :

Knots Landing was thee shakespearean royale of nighttime and beyond

concur

riveting

dynamic

through the roof pull

no other, like it

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A Baptiste

This is a priceless get-together of prideful pros who worked hard and loved it. The warmth and pure class in the room, and with the addition of Alec, was evident. Thanks for sharing here.

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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