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Antonio Sabato Jr. On His Way To Be Part Of Trump Inauguration: Set To Appear At Great American Ball

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While reports continue that may celebrities have turned down invites to appear at the presidential inauguration for Donald Trump Friday, as well as other groups  set to boycott the event, one celeb that is on their way to participate in the affair is longtime soap star, Antonio Sabato Jr, (Ex-Jagger, GH, Dante, B&B).

As daytime fans know, Sabato Jr. has been an avid suppoter of Trump, and endorsed him through the primaries and spoke at the Republic National Convention, along with another former soap star, Kimberlin Brown (Ex-Sheila, B&B and Y&R).

Now, Antonio took to his Twitter account to share that he is participating in the Inauguation and will be present.  First expressing he in route to Washington DC: “On our way , can’t wait to support our military our country our next President @realDonaldTrump”

In addition, the actor announced that he will indeed be part of inauguration night appearing at The Great American Inauration Ball. Antonio shared: “Excited to be part of @GrtAmericanBall – Fri Jan 20 (Inaugural Nite – honoring US Military & Charities) @MGMNatHarbor

So, what are your thoughts on Antonio appearing at, and supporting Donald Trump, during the president-elects big day on Friday?  Share your thoughts below.

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Mo
Mo

Have fun.

su0000
su0000

Oh well to each their own, when it comes to Trump, but it goes to show.

I could puke over that filthy piece of crap living in the prestige white house, and his wife doesn’t want to leave NY and her Golden Tower to live in the lowly white house in Washington DC LOL .
His little son doesn’t want to leave his own floor, yes he has a floor of his own in the tower, to go to the white house. LOL .
Crazy stuff ..

rebecca1
rebecca1

Yep. There’s NOTHING a soap could write that would match the criminal//horror show that’s about to unfold…

jaybird369
jaybird369

Rebecca…OH, I AGREE!!! And it’s only gonna get WORSE!!! God Help Us All……….

Addison
Addison

Yes, indeed. I don’t even think Ray Bradbury, HP Lovecraft and Stephen King could have come up with this script!

Justin
Justin

Agreed!

Celia
Celia

Hey SuzieQ,
The prestigious White House has house many a lecherous President through the centuries. And, Mr Trump’s wife will remain in NYC so that her young son can finish the school year. Just as the Obamas will remain in DC for the exact same reason.
As far as music of the 60’s….the music today would have had a different face had it not been for the 60’s music revolution, sex revolution and the feminist movement. All part of history.
Tony Orlando is not a has been….he has dedicated his life and music to US Veterans, dating back to the ’70’s with his ( and Dawn) song, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree”.
The symbol of the yellow ribbon started during the Civil War when the women wore a yellow ribbon in their hair awaiting the return of their men from service.
Do not get sick over it and puke, su. Sorry you feel this way. I truly am fond of you, my friend. I hold no resentment. And, I hope you feel the same way about me. We can all live in harmony; even with different points of view. “Put a little love in your heart”….
Every American has the right to run for President, su; whether we loathe him/her, or not. And, life goes on. We need to look forward and hope for the best, as Americans.
Stay calm. Be happy.

Shay
Shay

Hello, su000….I’m just wondering, would you be happier if the Trumps kept Barron in a room the size of a broom closet, made him live in a cardboard box or perhaps his father (aka, “The President”) could just stash him under his desk in the Oval Office, ala “John-John???” Would that make your life better??? Honestly, class envy is so unattractive! This lovely boy is the first young male since the aforementioned JFK Jr. to be part of a First Family….can we not just appreciate the historical aspect of his existence and let him be as he adjusts–at his own pace–to this much more public exposure he is now experiencing? Regardless of his wealth and privileged lifestyle that you have so mockingly referenced, he is still a ten-year old child whose deserves some space to just be a kid.

Timmm
Timmm

Antonio, you have my love and respect brother! You will probably never work in Hollywood again but at least you had the red, white and blue balls to stand up for what YOU believe in! God bless you and lets make America Great Again on January 20th 2017.

Brian
Brian

America is already great.

rebecca1
rebecca1

And Antonio hasn’t worked (other than his home remodeling show) for years. But he’ll continue to say he was blacklisted…lol…

Who knows? Maybe if he keeps repeating his lies (about being blacklisted) like Trump does, the “supporters” will believe him and “demand” that someone hire him. Maybe that’s Sabato’s plan to FINALLY get some work.

Timmm
Timmm

Yes but soon it will even be greater, my friend!

Addison
Addison

America is already great!! And the “again” part worries me because it suggests a desire to go back to the days of Jim Crow.
And judging by his cabinet picks, it looks like America will become greater for white billionaires while the environment, public schools, first amendment rights and social causes will be hurt.
But let’s not despair. Participate in those marches, write and call your local congressman–stay involved and use your voice! Just do not acclimate to this insanity and do not accept this as the new normal. This is not normal

rebecca1
rebecca1

No it’s not, Addie…It’s the furthest thing from…It’s surreal. Truly. Why do good soaps get cancelled and the one that’s about to unfold have a four-year-run. “Even with bad approval and low “ratings.” Sigh. Let’s hope for early cancellaton on this reality show.

Shay
Shay

Amen, Timmm! Welcome to the “Great American Renaissance!!!” We came so perilously close to forever losing the heart, soul and character of this country, so to witness Donald J.Trump taking the oath of office as our 45th President is beyond special and inspiring…it’s faith-restoring! I’ve never been more proud and touched to hear Lee Greenwood’s live rendition of his signature anthem than at yesterday’s inaugural event…God Bless The USA!!!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

I couldnt have said it any better Shay. A virtual hug to you and all true Americans! I cannot wipe the smile off my face, my chest is sticking straight out and I am shedding red, white and blue tears of joy!

Harry
Harry

I don’t want to fight with anyone. I really don’t. But all I can hear ricocheting in my head are the lines from John Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale.”
In other words, “My heart aches and a drowsy numbness pains my sense as though of hemlock I had drunk.”
I did not watch the inauguration today but instead, had TCM blasting on my channel. “Breakfast at Tiffanys” was playing. While tending to chores around the house, I heard Audrey Hepburn sweetly singing,”Moon River” and I broke down in tears. This song sort of captured the emotional tone of this day.
As an unprofessional historian, I can tell you that character is destiny. The Greeks believed this to be true.
If anyone thinks that Donald Trump is suddenly going to undergo a huge character transformation at age seventy because he is suddenly our president then, well, I have some swamp land in Florida I’d like to sell them. No, he’s not going to suddenly grow up and develop impulse control issues. Rather, he is going to become even worse while drunk with power. Within minutes of his swearing in, the presidential climate control website was deleted. So, we know what we know about this orange faced, thin skinned, humorless, ignorant, misogynistic, man who cannot exercise restraint to save his life. Moreover, he mocked and imitated a man with physical disabilities. As a parent of a disabled child, that just about killed me and it was a deal breaker. I cannot even go further than that–case closed. And let us not forget that he’s Putin’s puppet. Those of of you who idolized Ronald Reagan must take some kind of umbrage with the fact that our president feels compelled to suck up to our cold enemy number one and ask yourselves why is he doing this?
There is so much to say but suffice to say, Shay and Timm, you both seem like good, smartand thoughtful people and so when this all blows up in your faces, I will not come in here to tell you that I told you so. I will feel too forlorn for that and I will not take pleasure in being right.

JK
JK

THANK YOU SHAY AND TIMMM…..RIGHT WITH YOU…..NOW, FINALLY AGAIN PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Celia
Celia

Hi, Shay and Timmm, Were you waiting for me? Hey, my head is not so swelled to even think that, LOL. Well, c’est moi! I have just returned from DC, this afternoon. My family and I were honored to be in attendance ……it was extraordinary, profoundly humbling. Proud to be an American. Something my son will always remember….he cannot stop talking about ‘the fun’. No one should be shamed for exercising his/her civil rights. We, Trump supporters did not committ a crime. I would have accepted anyone who won the office of the Presidency. I am so sick of the caterwauling and wah, wah, wahs. I wonder what goes on behind some of these sanctimonious people’s closed doors. Move on, I say. Everyone is above reproach? ‘Gimme’ a break. Donald Trump won for a reason. And, it wasn’t the Russians . He campaigned with a vengeance, tiredlessly. Plus, what a beautiful family…..LOL. I think that is another reason…envy. Speaking of using high morals as an excuse…….no one is pure, we all have imperfections. How soon we forget the very person who bashes President Trump for his offensive words, is the worst potty mouth himself…Alec Baldwin. I seem to remember a recorded phone call he made to his then 12-year old daughter, Ireland. He called her a pig, among other distrurbing words…what a guy! What a father! Celebrities? Please!!!! Morals!!!!! Since when has Hollywood become the disseminatress of law, dignity and righteous indignation? Today, at least, there was a cause to protest…..I stand behind the women’s cause. It was done peacefully, respectfully, and it meant something. Unlike yesterday’s anarchists….rebels without a cause. All these people who were moving to other parts of the world…well, they are still here. Hypocrytes. Making fun of a little boy (Barron) is infantile and shameful. Donald Trump is one of the kindest people, ever. He will go out of his way to help anyone who asks. Middle America does not care about his mouth. The average Joe worries about how he will pay his next food bill, heating bill, insurance bill….the forgotten man. He is still being flagellated and massacred…..that’s okay. Nothing will deter him from his purpose. Why is it that so many spew so much venom against Mr. Trump, but Miss Hillary gets a pass? They are both flawed. Bill Clinton supposedly has a child (Danney Williams) with a black woman. It seems that Mrs Clinton put the fear of God in this woman. I really do not want to enumerate all her crimes….however, anyone else would now be serving time. But, golly gee, we are not to speak any word against Hillary. God forbid Mr. Clinton were back in the White House. The hairs on my nape stand on end, at the thought. Madonna is another one…..she is irrelevant and tries very hard to have a voice. What a symbol of womanly virtue. To incite violence will only meet more violence. Why can we not leave Donald Trump alone and let him do… Read more »

Rose
Rose

Timmm…I really meant to keep out of this, but…I am another True American who like the popular majority did not vote for this man, and find his rise to power a regression of a sorts the U.S. has never experienced…certainly not a renaissance. Why do you think there is such a visceral reaction to this man, his cabinet/advisor picks, projected policies, etc. And it’s not being a sore loser, believe me. I’m from Woody Hayes/OSU country so I learned about winning, losing and character at a very young age. But the damage this man can inflict between games is beyond scary, and the moral compass he has shown in his campaign comments and actions is reprehensible.

Okay, you didn’t like the last administration, or Hillary, or the Dems. That’s fair. But I find it especially interesting that serversl pro-T supporters on MF are just the ones who can be very critical of certain stories, characters and actors, (or Hillary), and many times claim the moral high ground, have been just the ones to conveniently overlook the many flaws, baggage, non-disclosures, transparency issues in their new “leader” that started with things he said and did during his campaign. There’s a word for that, but I’ll just call it denial.

So good luck with the new guy…as you sow so shall you reap. Just too bad you’re going to take so much good stuff, other True Americans and their kids with you.

k/kay
k/kay

Celia last post ever blocking and erasing my e mails accounts ! The women’s march nothing more then a pro murder march abortion is murder!! Theses women are beneath contemot

k/kay
k/kay

Contempt

rebecca1
rebecca1

Rose and Harry. It is beyond exasperating to come on here and hear idiocy being spewed. The utter crap about “patriotism” and hearts swelling with pride as this (?) took office is disgusting. The man is a con. Pure and simple. You can read his biography, watch his biography, listen to his jumbled words, read his idiotic, infantile tweets, laugh as he fights with Saturday Night Live, the cast of Hamilton because his widdle feelings are hurt…while he sees nothing wrong with mocking others, calling them ugly, fat, pigs, losers, etc. He’s a hypocrite, an ego-maniac, a narcissist. And the stupidity of the the comments here…”people are jealous of the beauty in has family?” My G-d! Just exemplifies the makeup of many of his voters…which of course would be reason for them to not see Trump’s flaws. This is a hideous time in America’s history. And while it is true that Trump did indeed make history…in a win that consisted of voters from about less that 25% of the country, (if you consider that less than half the country voted and of that less than half he lost by three million), winning with the help of Russia, winning by conning lower-class Americans that he was “on their side” and “hears” them…and by rich people who want their taxes cut and their privilege upped even more. He won because of an electoral college that even he opposes…calling it a “disaster” before he himself won because of it. He and his cronies don’t believe in science, the environment, wildlife, toxins polluting our air…or healthcare for all. People who screamed “repeal Obamacare” … many of his less financially well-off voters who were on Obamacare didn’t even realize it. They thought they were on the “Affordable Care Act”…which is one and the same. Shame… He is cutting the Endowment for the Arts…which will effect our fantastic programming on PBS as well…He is not a learned man…he is a money man. He is not a mature man, he is an infantile man. He is not a compassionate man, he is an emotionally removed man. He is not a man of insight, he is a man of no sight. He doesn’t hear, he talks. He is beyond power-obsessed. I’ve asked this in a post above but…really??? A “victory tour?” If that didn’t spell narcissist I don’t know what does. Alec Baldwin will have material for years should he hopefully continue to take it on… I cringe when I hear Trump talk…when I see those ridiculous maestro moves he makes as he pinches his fingers together and moves them up and down as he spews his jumbled thoughts. There’s a reason there were protests all over the world. ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!!! Ya…I think people were protesting because his family is “pretty”…yep…that’s why the ENTIRE WORLD was protesting. SMH… I take comfort in knowing that intelligence, wisdom and compassion are on the side of right…that there are so many smart, creative, culturally aware people who see through… Read more »

rebecca1
rebecca1

oh and…”the average Joe” just got his health care repealed and mortgaging a house just went up about $500…”In one of his very first substantive moves as president, Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that will result in a hike to many first-time homeowners’ mortgage bills.

I repeat…what a guy….

Timmm
Timmm

Rose, lets face it. Michael Fairman put this post up to get peoples juices flowing. I am happy the election went “My Way” but I am not gloating. I sat through the Obama years and waited and waited for good things to happen. I never protested or missed one day of work because I was depressed. The country spoke in 2008 and 2012 and I accepted the results. All I am asking you and others is to give the guy more than a day in office before you write him off. Give him his 100 days and see how he does. I would have done the same with Hillary. I am an American first!

Shay
Shay

Hey there, CeeCeeGirl….(and Timmm, too!!! Thank you for your “star-spangled” reply! JK, too….)..Reunited and it feels so good…and if not for this joyous occasion, than when, I ask you???? Where to begin, where to begin??? Okay….Yes, I do believe I may have spotted you at the inauguration! Something just told me you were there, and I do recall when the parade of fashionable attendees was pouring in before the cameras, that I noted a particularly attractive young blonde in a smashing red ensemble, and I even thought to myself then, wow, that could actually be CeeCee…no kidding! So, did you make your “grand entrance” before the tv audience…was I right???? I am sure the thrill of being there was beyond description since even watching it amongst the comfort of an ecstatic group of close friends the excitement was quite palpable…Wow, it’s so great that your son accompanied you….it is never too early to experience a living, breathing lesson in civics, let alone one as unforgettable as this! At any rate, you have struck so many of the correct chords, that I needn’t expound much further upon most of them except to say, that I totally concur with your words in defense of Barron…what a lovely, composed young man he was during Friday’s festivities…he did both of his parents proud, and you can tell Melania’s guiding influence has been particularly strong in his upbringing…I love her devotion as being first a mother, then a “First Lady.” And was she ever…not a foot out of step, quite a “feat” in those stilettos! (The powder blue Ralph Lauren design was simply sublime, as were the two fitted black coats and ethereal ivory ballgown….just stunning! And you’re right, “BillyBoy” agreed…not only was he caught leering at Ivanka in photographic proof for all of posterity, but I also noticed him fixating on the First Lady as she turned and walked away from his table at the post-inaugural luncheon….LOL.) As for the ravishing Reem Acra “golden” number??? Could that have been Mrs. Trump’s cheeky, subtle slam at the phony intelligence dossier? (You know she has it in her after the fuchsia Gucci “pussybow” blouse from the debate night….you go, girl!) But I digress…you are so spot on when you call out the oft-repeated, yet highly-questionable, meme of the popular vote tally….it is my hope that the administration will do a forensic examination of it in due course, since I strongly suspect it will undoubtedly reveal plenty of illegal voters of the non-citizen variety…particularly in those large Western states that employ the use of motor-voter laws to swell the electoral rolls with plenty of ineligible individuals…even a few of those more populous regions could easily more than account for the margin of error in that now-hackneyed assertion of victory. As for your comments on what I term the extremely disingenuous “Women’s March?” Well, that is where we must slightly part company, my friend….in truth it should have been referred to as “Only Certain Women’s March,” given that… Read more »

Timmm
Timmm

Shayster and my dearest Celia, I have ONE question, where were all the women with their “P” hats back in 1998 when the Lewinsky scandal hit with our “Beloved” President William Jefferson Clinton? Why were these women not outraged? Why didnt they march against Bill and his outrageous behavior? Why didnt Hillary throw his ass out of the White House? [Well, we kind of know why] I was heartbroken as an American when “Our” President cheated on his wife! He or and married person should NEVER be trusted again!

rose
rose

Timmm…I agree MF has put this post up ” to stir the juices.” I fact I’ve tried to stop commenting on it few times, but blame it on passion, love of country, or, borrowing from Shay, “the heart, soul and character of this country” as I’ve grown up to see it. And I, too, like “Moon River,” but did not “delight” in regarding Trump supporters as she described in her comment. Frustrated, even angry, “Yes.” But not delighted.

But right now I’m more inclined to be like what Harry originally said…”I don’t want to fight anymore.” No one’s winning, or changing minds. I’d rather try to concentrate on the this we can agree on.

Timmm, like you I have also worked through administrations I didn’t vote for. But this one was somehow very different in the tone that was fueled, and other things I don’t want to re-hash. I’ve been in a funk every day during the campaign and since. I was brought up the spoken and written word are very powerful, and a “person’s word is his bond.” if that is so, and this campaign was an “interview” for the job for the top job in America, the way I and many others heard them, and appointees, makes us scared, nervous and unsettled.

I’m in a bit of a nostalgic mood the last few days and re-read my Grandfather’s bio. He immigrated from Italy alone, from at fourteen. After landing Ellis Island and spending 5 days in immigration being checked for health, etc., he progressively worked his way to Ohio. There, he and Grandma, who also immigrated and he eventually married, made a life as a well respected and loved restaurant owners. Plus, great food. Even made it to NBC’s list of best restaurants in the States at one time. One page in the book which takes place in the 20’s describes some of the prejudices we are now seeing surface again…immigration quotas, religion, ethnic, “the other,” etc. In fact in my community at one time council was thinking of building a wall between where the Italians could live, and everyone else. Until a progressive Minister at a local church rallied against it.

I wander, but must add…I recently saw “Gladiator” again. Maybe it was because it was during the end of the campaign and pre-inauguration, but one line that Maximus/Russell Crowe made when dying, and passing on the responsibility for Rome’s future was, “There was a dream that was Rome, it will be realized.” Well America had/has a dream, too. We all know what happened to Rome so lets find some common ground. It will require some compromise, looking at the other sides concerns, and lots of civility, but I’m game.

Shay
Shay

Well, Timmm….If memory serves, those femmes that were actually alive back in the Bubba Days were too busy partying with him, praising him and promising him “favors” (ala Monica and Madonna…) for passing those pet policies they promoted with passion. In other words, they were so engaged in being his adoring groupies they had neither time nor inclination to find fault with what they considered to be his “charming peccadilloes.” Nope, no “P” hats back then!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Madonna makes my blood boil! If she was playing a free concert in my backyard I would call the police! You can take her, Rosie, Amy Schumer, Ellen, the goof ball Judd and sadly, Scarlett Johansson and dump them on the other side of the WALL.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Do we really want to go down this road again?

rebecca1
rebecca1

so no…

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thanks, Rebecca. The bad feelings on display during the last political discourse here were unfortunate. Let this ex-soap star do whatever he wishes. Other than this current foray, he really isn’t in the public eye anymore and definitely not involved in soaps.

jaybird369
jaybird369

James…as always, A-M-E-N to what you’re saying here!!! As far as I’m concerned, this is one road to AVOID…ALTOGETHER…PERIOD!!! Y-e-p.

Have a good one, Brother.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thanks, Brother! I believe that discussing daytime drama is admirable in and of itself, without creating drama among the posters by slugging it out politically. Perhaps it’s more admirable to avoid lightning rods…

Rhonda
Rhonda

If you rewrite the headline to read,”Ex Soap Star Honors Ex Reality TV Star” it’s really a lot less controversial.
I don’t mind if folks discuss politics in this case because it’s in keeping with the blog Fairman posted. What I hate is when someone throws in a political dig when the subject at hand as nothing to do with politics.
Yes, sometimes I would like to escape this political horror show!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I’m sorry, James (hanging my head)… 🙂 I agreed with you and I meant it. That was my first instinct when I saw the headline. “Uh-oh…here we go again…that can of worms…”

But then, lol, I succumbed. Forgiveth me. (With that said…TV’s off tomorrow!!!) 😉

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

No need to apologize or hang your head, Rebecca, for speaking up for what you believe in. 🙂 (As you know, with me, you are speaking to the choir!) It’s hard not to speak up when you feel so strongly. I’ve been there, too…

But my brief advice (Do we really want to go down this road again?) is not what I followed the first time out. I try to avoid conflict, and I try to not to engage those on the other side. — I make enough enemies here by my comments on the GH Sonny character! 🙂

I have hope that we will get through this… Stay well, my Friend! 🙂

rebecca1
rebecca1

Thanks, James! LOL…I haven’t mastered the art of not engaging yet. My dismay/angst/disbelief is stronger…

Sonny? Compared to Trump (and Carly, lol) he’s up a notch. 🙂

Rhonda
Rhonda

Rebecca, now more than ever we need to speak out. Since posts about Trump are on topic in this regard, I think it’s perfectly fine for you and the other to voice your opinion about our 45th president.
You seem to do so in a temperate and a non insulting way.
It’s hard to remain civil because we have never really had a president who predicated his entire campaign on hate, separatism and ignorance (ie: denial of climate change and man’s contribution to it).
The only time I object to political posts is when the blog Fairman has written or posted is about a soap opera story and/or character. As long as it’s on topic, I think it’s completely fine for everyone, be they Trump supporters or not, to utilize their first amendment rights.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thanks again, Rebecca. I always enjoy reading your posts! Take care, Friend!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Rhonda…

I agree with you; not only do we have to take a stand for our rights but there’s comfort in solidarity. The only reason James brought it up and I agreed was because last time Sabato was mentioned on this site it caused major arguments (not like we need an excuse…this site can be a hotbed of opposing views when it comes to GH and its “citizens.”) So I guess we felt like it was just reopening a can of worms by mentioning Sabato again. And going round and round again. To no avail. Sigh…

Nice to know we’re on the same wavelength when it comes to the current surreal, hideous current climate. Gloria Steinam said something like…”Trump isn’t qualified to live in the White House. He’s not fit to have lunch in the White House.” (not verbatim). Basically sums it up, wouldn’t you say?

Rose
Rose

Rebecca…saw his game-changer, spinner, alternate facts, spokesperson on Meet the Press Sunday. Couldn’t help but notice how low her blouse was cut, showing cleavage. Oh well, what is okay for her doesn’t necessarily apply to everyone I guess.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Rose…Ha! Well, ya know…she’s not Alexis. Maybe she’s still the proper age category? 😉 I’m still dealing with her Nutcracker outfit! Nut…being operative word.

Kevin C
Kevin C

I also agree with you Jamesj75…This site is about daytime dramas for where we want to escape…

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thanks, Kevin. An “escape” is exactly what I need!

Rose
Rose

Hey everyone…I needed an escape, especially today. And I am trying to keep my politics out of MF’s page. As others have said easier said than done. Luckily a local ABC affiliate in my area wasn’t broadcasting the “festivities” and instead did a GH Christmas-time rerun…Laura and Kevin making up/ making out, toys for tots at the hospital, Anna and Alexis pooling info on Valentin, etc. I could even handle Sonny and Carly talking things over about Morgan’s death (? Still don’t think he’s gone forever)

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thanks for your reply, Rose! Kudos to that ABC affiliate in your area!

Addison
Addison

Bah ha ha!!
Meanwhile Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have canceled.
Opps, I mean a COVER band of Bruce Springsteen has canceled their appearance at the inauguration. They call themselves The D Street Band.
Even the D listers want no part of this circus.

su0000
su0000

from online=
The Latest: Tony Orlando to perform at the inaugural ball ((from the 60’s …
And– that other guy that Sam Moore who was one half Sam and Dave duo from 1961 (in his 80’s)
how much worse can it get for him .
—— Nursing Home Night Inauguration … ahaa!

Most that voted for Trump weren’t even born when those guys were doing their thing.. They as me– ((who are those guys?))
EMMBARRASSING FOR TRUMP– ((I never heard either of them))

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL…did you hear Alec Baldwin’s latest? It was hilarious! …”…Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence will be at the inauguration… courtesy of Madame Tussauds.”

rebecca1
rebecca1

And you know what’s even more pathetic? Aside from the fact that out of the approximately 53% of the country that even bothered to vote…and this buffoon is going to run a country when he actually lost by three million of that small percentage that voted…but I digress…what’s pathetic is that many of those shouting to repeal Obamacare are probably on it and don’t know it. They didn’t know Obamacare is the same as the Affordable Care Act! So, those that should have signed up and would have been qualified didn’t realize they could get it…and many of Trump supporters who are receiving it are going to lose their coverage and probably wind up having to go to clinics or the hospital every time they need to see a doctor. Or…maybe they’ll get to save and put away all their “extra” money for a health savings plan. That’ll REALLY help mid-aged people who live paycheck-to-paycheck, won’t it? Yep! Make Amercia Great Again! The rich get richer and the others well…get sicker. What a guy that Trumpster!

Addison
Addison

Amen, SuOO and Rebecca.
Alec Baldwin is doing a great job. I just wish the president elect could learn to laugh at himself the way Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, senior and junior, Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama did when SNL parodied them.
Instead, he is so thin skinned and egotistical, he throws tantrums on Twitter. When will he realize that until he learns to laugh at himself we the American people will continue to laugh at himself.

Addison
Addison

opps, at him, not himself. Sorry!

Rose
Rose

Hey Rebecca, is there still original Harry? Because I responded to a Harry who sounded like the old Harry, and commented on another MF story. Or is he the mysterious Addison? What do you think?

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Rose. Happy New Year! Long time…(haven’t been posting as much…lots going on.) LOL and I don’t know! Harry/Addie has got us goin’ round in circles! hahaha…I’ve been asking said person (s) to fess up but to no avail. I guess, as I mentioned earlier, if you’re going to change your identity there’s no point if you then reveal said identity!

I think they’re one and the same. Addison sounds like Harry and hasn’t questioned me with a “what are you tawkin’ ’bout” every time I ask, so I’m going it’s the same person,

Give me am H for five hundred! 😉

Shay
Shay

@Addison, aka, “Harry”…..Thank you for your heartfelt reply. Despite the fact that we will just have to “agree to hugely disagree” on the subject at hand, I nonetheless always send my best to you, as evidenced from my previous holiday greetings. At least we have a shared love for “Moon River”…let’s focus on that! Take care, my friend.

Timmm
Timmm

Andy Williams kicked ass on that song BUT seriously, check out the Clay Aiken version, not bad!

blake
blake

Very cool. He’s still hot as hell! yum!

Rhonda
Rhonda

Who? Donald or Antonio?

Celia
Celia

Rhonda, you are a breath of fresh air.
Re, to your comment on the bottom of page, thank you for mentioning the rights that the First Amendmend affords us. But, there are many on this very site who have tried more than once to shame me for voting for Trump. I am not ashamed. I did nothing untoward. My choice, my right.
I feel for Hillary the same way the other less than a quarter per cent feel for Trump. I was ready to vote for Hillary, but, after weighing the issues, I went with him. Does that make me wrong? A bad person? It is an individual and personal conclusion. The vicious attacks were vile…..to the point where one poster decided he could not be part of a conversation with me in it.
You have spoken your feelings. I so appreciate that, even if we may be on opposite sides of the aisle. We are human beings, first and foremost.
You feel that Trump will be inpeached. Let’s hope not, for all our sake. I do hope he walks the right walk.
Wasn’t Bill Clinton impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice? The senste acquitted him….nice….let us not forget his peccadillos (and, ogling Ivanka, lol). And, there was always the chance of Hillary being impeached had she won….classified info strewn in the wind on her private server.
As I said, I thank you for your frankness, civility and fairness.

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL Rhonda!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

No words.

Rhonda
Rhonda

You said a mouthful.

Charday
Charday

Wish I could go to the Ball with him!

JK
JK

GOOD FOR YOU….HONOR OUR COUNTRY AND OUR MILITARY!

Janet
Janet

Yes have fun. While this country is based on our freedoms , speaking, voting.
This is the free world not third world country. Trump should be able to enjoy his day.

mgb357
mgb357

dittos

Shay
Shay

You are so right, Janet! It was an absolute shame that President Trump and those of us who supported him were not granted the same courtesy of a joyful, stress-free celebration over his inauguration that the previous occupant and his followers were allowed by those of us who were equally less than thrilled with the outcomes of the 2008/2012 elections…It just goes to show that there are always two sets of rules for different people (and political parties) when it comes to enjoying victory. It was particularly galling that certain performers were bullied by the left into not appearing on behalf of DJT…..many of those were his personal friends and were put in an impossible position of whether or not to attend these once-in-a-lifetime events, most particularly the visually-impaired Andrea Bocelli. Here was a disabled man with a God-given voice who was willing to travel to a country not his own in order to salute our new leader until some repulsive gems of creation actually had the inhumanity to threaten him with death. How could any decent person abide or condone such a depraved act and not condemn it in the most disapproving terms possible???? (I particularly aim this question toward those who have mentioned Trump’s supposed mockery of a handicapped person–which, for the record,really didn’t happen as it was depicted in a slickly-produced campaign ad by the opposition. There is actual video evidence out there that his actions were merely an oft-used, generic imitation of a flustered or confused person that DJT has repeatedly employed, even when describing himself in a tizzy. In fact, the person that he was purported to be portraying in jest in reality has very limited use of his body, so such frantic movements wouldn’t have been physically accurate anyway. I realize this is a very sensitive subject, and no offense is intended, but I just wanted to finally put this false narrative to rest and get the information out there since it has become a widely-accepted and pretty much undisputed myth amongst his naysayers. Suffice to say that the proof is there for those who care to seek it.)

robbie
robbie

What a Huuuge star for the event

Addison
Addison

I smell sarcasm!
What will he do for an act?
Pose and preen in his Calvin Klein underwear.

Celia
Celia

Perhaps he can be two people, Harry: Victor/Victoria.

Linda
Linda

that is up to him if he and other celebrities go to this event. Trump will make sure nobody outshines him. I won’t bother to watch any of the inauguration and will be at the gym Friday. Too bad GH won’t be shown on my local ABC alternate channel. I have a feeling everytime Trump wants to “speak” to the press, GH will be pre-empted. I’m so sick of him!

Timmm
Timmm

Hey Linda your FORMER president Obama interrupted GH repeatedly for EIGHT years and he had to do it ONE more time on Wednesday for his EXIT speech!

Addison
Addison

I am totally fine with Trump interrupting our soaps just as I was fine when the other presidents did so.

Celia
Celia

Incredibly true and profound post, Timmmy. I go far and above the call of duty helping the needy.
I have been fortunate in many ways. I have also lost so much in life…..some things are worth more than any amount of money.
I have more than I need, but I help those less fortunate than I.
These issues which are being protested are age-old….they have been around forever. Nonetheless, all the problems have been lain on Trump’s shoulders, who has barely stepped into the presidential shoes. He did not create all these issues. The timing of these protests is sooo perfect, isn’t it?
Yes, I despised what he said. No excuses, period. However, I know him as a completely different person.
As, President Trump supporters, we are all despicable, all deplorable, all racists, all whatever else ….. just think about the absurdity of that. It is those exact words which helped Trump win.
We are the haters? Really? Look at the hate hurled at Antonio Sabato for supporting Trump. Listen to these Hollywood bigots.
Who the heck is Hillary Rodman? Is she better than Trump? Had my husband done to me what Bill did, I would have run as if the very devil were on my heels. Instead she stayed. To save her marriage? What marriage? That’s a marriage? No, dhe stayed to garner her own career, doing what is right be damned!!
What is so wonderful about Obama? Look around us….He went as far as abandoning Israel, left our ally, recklessly vacillating in a row-boat full of holes, amidst a tempestuous sea. Nice!!
So, we should not judge, lest we be judged. But, it serms, that’s all these radicals do….judge. Why? Because they all are exempt of sin and they all wear halos.
It is a real evil, distorted way of looking at things, when I read or hear that people actually wish Trump to fail?????? If the president fails, the country fails, we, Americas, all of us, fail. For shame!!!!
Love you, Timmmy. I hope we all fare well. I have said enough, and, I hope everyone else has, as well.

Chaz
Chaz

Not a Trump fan at all,,,,,but, NEITHER he nor President Obama ( nor any other president) makes the decision to interrupt programming….that falls to the networks to decide. So, wanna complain, complain to your local stations….they choose to cover or not.

Rhonda
Rhonda

Thank you, Chaz. That needed to be said.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I agree with you Linda. This narcissist will probably be “interrupting our regularly scheduled programs” every other night! Seriously…who tweets and does a “victory tour?” LOL. He NEEDS attention; we’re going to be catching up on every show on any time of day or night. If it wasn’t so frightening it’d be hilarious.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Oh…one more thing. Not sure if we have to worry about him “speaking to the press” as he has distanced himself from what he calls…”false news.” So, basically, every time he utters a falsehood, exaggeration, incorrect info…he’ll insist it’s the truth and the actual truth is “WRONGGGGG.” But no doubt even without the press he’ll be “addressing” his ‘court’ on a continual basis. Stay tuned. (ummmm, well, not to the inaug…)

Rhonda
Rhonda

Well, I give the man two years before he is impeached and forced out of office.

Karen
Karen

Have a safe trip. Good for him sticking to his guns. (No pun intended)

k/kay
k/kay

Tired of the vile filthy talk as of tomorrow I am closing all e mails except for my personal business account! Maybe you posters think this is fun but I think it is sick makes me sick to my stomach ! Got two words for this nation! Get Jesus!,,

Celia
Celia

Hi, Kay,
I really hope you change your mind about truncating all communication, albeit I understand how you feel. Some stuff that is said by fanatics and done radical actions disturbs me, as well….people seem to forget some have no cause or purpose.
I will come on the GH site sparingly….as it is the only site where the conversation does get vile by a distinct few. No respect for anyone, or his/her opinion. We should all be able to state our thoughts without having a lynch mob after us if what we say does not match up with said mob.
Now, the ideology of women’s rights encompasses many aspects/issue, not necessarily all about abortion, albeit I believe in freedom of choice. I doubt any woman, unless under dire circumstances, wants an abortion. I would think that when a child, herself, bears a child is inconceivable to me (pardon the pun), and she may be ‘made’ to have an abortion by her parents. Personally, I believe that would be the right thing to do….or a product of rape. I have a baby daughter. I ask myself what I would advise her to do, if it should happen to our family? This would be a family affair….it involves everyone.
It is such a delicate matter; personally and individually. As a Roman Catholic, I sound like a heretic; however, I do not always agree with the teachings of the Church. All these rules are a result of the Reformation. ‘Things’ had gotten wild, at one point with the Catholic Church. But, I believe in freedom of choice……in a myriad of things, such as equal pay, and no double standard.
As an observation,……where were the protests when Obama and Hillary were fraternizing with the Saudis, accepting million afer million of dollars from them, the very people who de-humanize women and gays? But, as so many leftists, they can do no wrong.
Just as our newly-elected President said; he will leave the abortion issue up to the state. He will not interfere with that. Is it the right thing to do? Who knows. He would be criticized no matter what he says and does. …..between a rock and a hard-place?
I do think that there are people with a true cause….my hats off to those women who have the courage to ‘speak’ by demonstration. But, many follow just because……that simply diminishes the meaning of standing up for a cause.
Madonna spoke some very radical, treasoneous and terroristic words. Now, she excuses it by saying she did not mean it? Really?. Had any of us said it, what would have happened? Had she lived in another country other than the US, she’d be in chains and at the whipping post by now. But, she is a “star”, a dried up, prune, at that.
I hope to ‘see’ you, again, Kay….if not here, then over at Y&R?
Bye.

Timmm
Timmm

Religion and Politics are always going to a hot button issue. I never judge anyones choices unless they boast about “Their” candidate or “Their” God. To each his own. If we disagree we move on. Sometimes people will NOT let it go. To those who shoved Obama down my throat for eight years are the same azzholes who will not give Trump ONE day in office. Get off the streets, put your signs away and clean the house, walk the dog or go back to work, quit breaking windows, starting fires or hurting our wonderful police! I have an OPEN mind. I will listen to anyone who makes a valid point. Dont spew hate and then tell me you are not a hater. God bless Celia and this country, goodbye K!

Shay
Shay

Just as an aside, to those here who delight in regarding Trump supporters as somehow lacking in knowledge or possessing less intellectual gifts than they whilst smugly decrying our new president and his proposed agenda in the most condescending of terms, let me assure you that everyone with whom I am acquainted is quite aware of the policies of the past administration and what they entail….in large part, that is precisely why we voted the way we did this time around…we are not interested in having the personal aspects of our lives micro-managed by the government on a cradle-to-grave basis. We are adults and fully capable of handling such details and responsibilities by ourselves, thank you very much. As related specifically to the “Affordable Care Act,”–which really isn’t—it will be our fondest wish fulfilled to have this horribly conceived, illegally implemented and intrusively imposing monstrosity be repealed and thus, permanently removed from the insurance landscape. In the process of shoving this load of bureaucratic bunk down the throats of the American people, far too many individuals suffered the loss of their own superior policies that they had earned as a benefit of the fruits of their labor, or had simply purchased according to their own needs and desires. In other words, those most satisfied with their current form of health coverage were denied the right to keep that product to which they were freely entitled and often forced to replace it with one of an inferior quality and at a much more expensive price, even though they didn’t want it. This happened to so many people I know, I’ve lost count…and even once they complied with the new laws, they often lost one policy after a short while and had to go in search of another in order to meet legal requirements and have something, anything, to call their own coverage. (And don’t get me started about how the new deductibles are sky-high and the costs astronomical…chances are that even if these policies are ever used, it’s doubtful they would deliver…regardless of the “discounts” so “generously” afforded to those on that mess of an exchange.) It was only through the grace of God that my own private policy somehow survived over these past eight years…I guess it was grandfathered since I initially purchased it after graduating college and transferring directly from my father’s corporate account on to a similar individual one with the same company, but it was a white knuckle experience each year wondering if I was going to receive one of those dreaded notices that my provider was no longer permitted to offer my policy of choice. Now that I have thus far escaped becoming a casualty of this horrible law, I want the future threat removed. And so do all those I know who are only too aware that what they have is courtesy of the ACA or the more pejoratively-named “Ocare.” No matter what it’s called they don’t need it, they don’t like, they don’t want… Read more »

Timmm
Timmm

Thats one of my favorite things about President Donald J. Trump, he is NOT a lifer, a Washington insider, he has no Azz to kiss, he does what he believes is best for the country and not whats best for his future political agenda. He is a billionaire. I believe that all the campaigning that he did, and he did a lot, he met folks that he would never get to know while living in NY, flying in his copter or golfing at one of his courses. He has had a wonderful silver spooned life and through this campaigning experience, he has learned how many good, hard working people that want to thrive with his help. People in this country work hard, they struggle and they need a lift, some assistance, not a lifestyle on stamps but a lift. Donald will do that. He WANTS to be the greatest president that ever lived! EVERYTHING he has done in life he wants to be #1. Some would say he is spoiled. Well, winning is earned, it not about holding your hand out, its about working hard. Mr. Trump sleeps 4 hours a day. Everything else he does is about becoming better and more successful. He did it with his companies and he will do it for America! On a side note: All these celebrities who spoke out against Trump and the the singers who rallied against their President, what you are saying is anyone who voted for Trump, stay home, dont come to my concerts, we dont need you. Okay, the list is expansive but Madonna, Lady Gaga, Springsteen, Joel, Bon Jovi, Streisand, Dixie Chicks, fine by me. The actors who dont want ALL people to buy movie tickets, Streep, DeNiro, Tarintino and other, who cares, goodbye. And oh, Alec Baldwin, how about treating your daughter like a human being, loving her like a father loves his daughter, not calling her a pig and then I will listen Alec! And Rosie O’Donnell, you want martial law? How about raising your kids, nourtering them and then I might listen! Hollywood Hypocrites!

Timmm
Timmm

Damn it, how could I leave Madonna off the “Hollywood Hypocrite” list! She leads the pack as one of the biggest haters out there! She is a mean mean women who fans are suppose to lean on EVERY word she says as being gospel. IF you disagree, you are deemed a loser. And get this, she is a “Mother!” I have more respect for a Kardashian than I do for a 80’s has been!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Well I find it interesting that Trump supporters are criticizing Trump protesters for their ill behavior…which by and large was committed by a very few of the vastly huge population of anti-Trump people here and abroad…they seem to have a short memory of the abhorrent acts committed by anti Obama protesters who shouted the “N” word…threw nooses around trees, burned down a black family’s home, set fire to a newspaper of an Obama supporter and taped it to her home, another shot two Latino women. In all, the Southern Poverty Center counted more than 200 “hate-related” incidents around the election and inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation’s first African-American president.

As per ridiculing Barron Trump, Trump’s young son, I agree it’s despicable. This gorgeous boy is off limits. That said, so should have been Chelsea Clinton whose looks were a continuous source of ridicule when she was just a little girl in the White House.

I also didn’t hear any condemnation of the disgusting Trump supporters calling Michelle Obama an “ape in heels.”

The Affordable Care Act? “Care” is the operative word. One needs to “care” about one’s fellow citizens who need help affording astronomical premiums. The Affordable Care Act did just that. Twenty million people had quality health insurance. Were there flaws with the system? It seems so…for some who weren’t on the Act. The difference in the Sanders, Clinton vs Trump? The first two wanted to “fix” it…work on it so that it would be equitable for all. Trump and his good ol’ boys? GET RID OF IT!!!! Their alternative? Oh! They don’t have one. Maybe they’ll allow the 20 million to go to free clinics…or set aside money they don’t have for a health insurance savings account.

Let those who can afford insurance go without. Walk in your brother and sister’s shoes…then see how you like Trump. Then see how you “deal with it.”

penny
penny

Thank You for speaking the truth. Selective memory has always been as easy escape for trump and his minions. One thing I do know for sure, Trump is the most hated President Elect in American History. That will be his legacy and the only selective memory I’ll have of him.

General Hospital

Ingo Rademacher Returns As GH’s Jax Beginning In May

Things will get more interesting in the lives of Josslyn (Eden McCoy), Carly (Laura Wright), Sonny (Maurice Benard) and many others on the GH canvas with the arrival back in Port Charles of Jasper Jacks.  That’s because as previously announced, Ingo Rademacher is headed back to the ABC daytime drama series to reprise his signature role.

Circle May 7th for when you will see Jax back in action.  According to EW.com. “He’s back to see his daughter Josslyn and ex-wife Carly”   Jax will also share scenes with Steve Burton (Jason) and of course Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Looks like Jax may be back to help out Josslyn in her time of need as her boyfriend Oscar’s (Garren Stitt) final days seem to be drawing near, or does something else also bring his attention back to Port Charles?

It’s been a bit since Ingo played Jax on GH having last appeared on the soap in April of 2017.  Ingo eventually landed the role as the recast Thorne Forrester on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful, a part he played till December of 2018.

Back in March, the actor originally from down under shared on his Instagram account: “Won’t be long now.  Just had my fitting. All new look for Jax. Start shooting next week. No air date yet. Stay tuned. Can’t wait!”

So, excited for some Jax on GH? What do you think will bring him back? What do you think will keep him in town? Comment below.

 

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GH’s Coby Ryan McLaughlin Talks: Shiloh’s ‘Dawn Of Day’ Followers, Playing A Cult Leader, And His Co-Stars

Ever since the arrival in Port Charles of the mysterious “David Henry Archer” (Hank) now better known now as “Shiloh” (Coby Ryan McLaughlin), the minds of several members of the community have been revealed to, or have fallen under his spell.

For Shiloh is the cult leader of the group “Dawn of Day”.  He wields his manipulative skills to entrap unsuspecting people in his quest for power and control.   And make no mistake about it … he certainly has a target for Sam (Kelly Monaco), and an ax to grind with her.   For in her past, “the con-artist” Sam apparently swindled Shiloh’s father leaving him with next to nothing.  In addition to that, it has been noted, that Shiloh shared combat time in Afghanistan with Drew Cain (Billy Miller), before changing his name and coming to the town, where says he owes Drew for saving his life.

In story, one of his most loyal followers, Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) was to be initiated in the inner-circle of the cult, and after drinking from the cup as part of the ritual which drugged her, she was saved by Jason (Steve Burton ) who got her out of the “Dawn of Day” house and to a secret location, leaving Shiloh infuriated and needing to cover his tracks.  As the story has played out, we learn that Brad (Parry Shen) has also been bitten by the “Dawn of Day” bug and believes in Shiloh’s musing.  So much so that he wiped the evidence from the cup Krisina drank out of that Jason provided to Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) for testing in the hospital.  The GH audience has also learned that Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) was one of Shiloh’s favorite former members of the cult.  She has revealed she had a child with the guy (the baby she thinks is being raised by Brad) and needs to make sure he never finds out.  But, does Shiloh secretly know?

When we last saw Shiloh on Thursday’s episode of GH, he went into the files of the “Dawn of Day” followers and found Kristina’s.  He opened it, and we finally learn her “pledge” – a deep rooted secret from her past that one must share as part of the journey with the cult.  It revealed, that Shiloh knows that Kristina was abused by her former boyfriend Kiefer and that her mother, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) ran him down and killed him with her car.  Kristina knows about it first-hand, because she saw it happen as she was in the car with Alexis.  What will Shiloh eventually do with this Intel?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Coby Ryan McLaughlin, who has been the catalyst for much of the latest trouble brewing on-screen on GH about: the complexities of playing such a dynamic, and yet terrifying character, what has it been like mixing it up with the stellar cast of the ABC daytime drama series, and what he thinks Shiloh’s next move might be.  Here’s what Coby had to say about all and more!

What do you think about the reaction of the GH audience to Shiloh?  Is it what you expected?

COBY:  I’ve never really played a bad guy like this.  It’s interesting playing a villain because they love to hate you.  I’ll go on Instagram every now and then and throw elbows at the fans.  It’s really a trip.  The thing I like about this guy is that he’s not completely diabolical.  There are other things going on with this guy; he has other agendas as well.  It’s interesting seeing people react to what it is that I am doing while I have a storyline that is playing out.

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It’s is a bit of a trip as you say; because you have to, in many ways, be subtle in the manipulation as a cult leader would do.  Did you do any research on cult leaders before stepping into Shiloh’s shoes?

COBY:  I didn’t do much when I initially got the part, because I actually know some people like this.  I think as actors, one of the most interesting parts of our jobs is that we just get to sit back and observe things about people’s behaviors.  There are certain people who I have come across where my “Spidey senses” start tingling, and you think, “Well, I’m not going to get involved with this person, but what a fascinating individual.  This behavior is so fascinating.”  However, once I started this gig, yes, I did do research.   I’ll tell you, the one thing that a lot of these guys have in common is that they are extraordinarily exuberant.  They have just this energy about them, and they are seemingly humble.  They have these grandiose visions and these delusions of grandeur, but they do it in a way where you’re like, “Huh.  That almost seems kind of normal.”  In order to get a large number of people to follow you, you’ve got to be charismatic, you’ve got to be saying something that people really tap into and want to hear.  The behavior and psychology behind it are really interesting.  I watched this one documentary and these people literally had no idea … until they did.  They literally had no idea that they were in a cult until they woke up, and they were like, “Holy s**t.  This isn’t right.  This doesn’t feel right.”   Shiloh is an interesting role to play, and it’s written so straight down the line that I really don’t have to push anything, because the guy is written as what he is.   It’s really cool to be able to find all of the little things in that character, so I try to make him a whole bunch of different things to different people.

Did you know from the beginning that Shiloh would turn out to be this cult leader in the “Dawn of Day” storyline?  Who did you screen-test with that landed you the part?

COBY:  No, I didn’t know what he was going to be in the beginning.  I knew that he had an agenda, and when Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) told me that he was going to be a cult leader, I was like, “Oh, okay.  I know what I want to do.”   I have always had the opinion that cult leaders don’t come off bad… they’ve got to be likable.  You have to be able to relate to them in a way.  You have to be able to look at them and be like, “Ah well, maybe in certain circumstances what this guy is doing is okay.”  You have to be able to almost justify some of the behavior until you can’t anymore.  I screen tested with Laura Wright (Carly), and she is really fantastic.  We sit in the makeup chair and shoot the breeze all the time.

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So, is Shiloh infatuated with Sam?   What does he ultimately want from her?

COBY:  Yes, but he wants a lot. (Laughs) There’s a lot of backstory to him and what really brought him to Port Charles.  Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and I have conversations all of the time about what this guy really is, and what his ultimate goals are, and that may change.  I think that Shiloh is a guy who has come to find his power, and the more powerful he gets, the more he wants.   You know, I’ve become a fan of General Hospital now.  I never watched the show before I got this gig.  I was a Days of our Lives guy years ago.  Don’t tell anybody. (Laughs).

Okay… we will not tell. (Laughs) Ah, sorry!  That’s got to be in the interview! (Laughs)

COBY:  All of  sudden, I will get a message from HR saying, “You’ve been great, but…” (Laughs)   But as to what Shiloh wants with Sam, you know I will read the scripts in advance, and I’ll start creating certain these things for myself in my own mind, such as: “What if he wanted to screw over Sam because of what she did to his father?”  What if it started like that, but all of the sudden he’s coming into some prominence and he wants to go after Sonny’s empire, and what if he wants to run the whole town and screw everybody…?”  I go through this whole thing.  It could literally go anywhere at any time, which is so cool about the soap world.

Without revealing what it is, do you have an idea of what the endgame is for Shiloh, or do you not?

COBY:  No, I don’t.  I think that it changes.  This is a really malleable medium, I’m coming to discover.  I think that nothing is set in stone.  I ultimately know what I want… just because I ultimately think that the foundation of the whole thing is rooted deep within this individual’s character: his emotional makeup, and how he was treated.  There is a lot of revenge going on with this guy, but there is a lot more than that.  He’s not just motivated by revenge.

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Something had to have happened to him, of course, because you know how it works in soap operas!?  If you’re completely evil or bad, and even if you do horrendous things, and they want to keep you on the show, they have to find a way to humanize the character.  Otherwise, you’re there to cause trouble for a time, and you’re killed-off.  Shiloh’s tentacles seem more far-reaching then viewers first suspected.  He has this thing for Willow, who used to be in the cult, and now he’s got Brad under this thumb. What did you think about how much Shiloh is intertwined with and affecting the Port Charles canvas right now?

COBY:  I think that he is an apex predator.  I think that he sees certain people, and he knows how to utilize them for what he wants.  It’s kind of like a chess game.  He knows where Brad is.  He’s always wanted Willow, because it’s the one that got away, so there are certain things he uses as a means to an end, and there are certain things that I think he wants just for himself.  I think the relationships that he creates with this “higher-ups” in the town are because he knows he can utilize them, and there are some personal relationships that he keeps personal.  Shiloh has his own reasons for doing what he does, especially with Willow.  I think he was grooming her to be something.  Just the fact that she left him … really bothers him.

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He doesn’t know that Willow had his child, or does he … hmmm? 

COBY:  No, not as far as we know.

If he was to know, what do you think he would do?

COBY:  Well …  you’re just going to have to watch and find out.

So, when you found out that there was this major initiation going on which included: the drugging of Kristina, the huge payment she made to be in Shiloh’s inner-circle, and how he was preying on her vulnerability, were you like, “Oh my, God! They’re really going all the way with this cult thing?”

COBY:  No.  We kind of alluded to it, and it has to go all the way.   I wasn’t surprised when I read that in the script.  This is this guy’s MO.  He gets what he wants.

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Shiloh’s s really upset that Kristina is missing and has figured that Jason kidnapped her.  He wants her back in the fold, correct?

COBY:  He does want her back, but he wants her back for a variety of reasons … and not just the fact that she reminds him of Willow.  That’s part of it, but I personally believe that he wants her back, because as I mentioned earlier it’s all about chess pieces for him.  He sets up the prominent people in his organization, so he can set them up to expand his means and to expand his agenda … to motivate his agenda, because there is a bigger picture to all of this.  Kristina is a Corinthos and she is part of the most powerful family in Port Charles, so there is that as well.  He wants to be able to have that power hold over that towns that he is in.

Many in the audience are wondering if Shiloh having sex with Kristina was a key part of his plan.  Is that part of his ritual?  Having sex with women upon initiation into his “inner circle”… or is that a grey area?

COBY:  Here is the thing, everything is consensual with him … that’s where his charm comes into play, that’s where sense of power comes into play.  So, with these women, nothing is forced.  There is not coercion …  at all!   So, yes, its alluded that he sleeps with them, but we don’t necessarily know if that is true for all of them … or…. if it is just for the ones that he takes a liking to.   The other thing we know; is that this guy is also a megalomaniac, so it’s also an exertion of power as well.  What I tried to do with it was not make it so completely overt.   He is a bit of a jerk, but I don’t want it to overstep that boundary of being tasteless.  I think you can go too far with it, so that is one of the reasons that we alluded to the fact that it was always consensual, and people what to be with him for one reason, or another.

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That’s why there was an important conversation written into the script with Jason, Sam, and Michael (Chad Duell) about how there is no way to nail Shiloh for a crime because he is so cagey with every move he makes.

COBY:  Yeah, you could say cagey, I say smart.

Now, Jason is his target.  Would you say there are even more underlying reasons that the obvious of why he dislikes Jason so much? Does he really have an axe to grind with him?

COBY:  I think he likes messing with people, and I think if he is unable to exert his power, or his will, or his control, over somebody, it really annoys him.  The stuff with Steve Burton is rather fun!  Shiloh can’t manipulate Jason like he can manipulate these girls, or the way he manipulates Brad, because Jason just operates on a whole different level.  I think that Shiloh finds it fascinating that he can’t get to him.   Shiloh also wants to get him out of the way, because he can’t out-muscle him.  Even if I could, the writers wouldn’t allow it. (Laughs) So, that’s never going to happen.  As Shiloh, I have to out-think him, because I want him out of the picture.   Shiloh sees Jason as an obstacle and he wants him out of the way, and he will do it by any means necessary, via him or with his kids… anyway that he can, because he can’t get at him on his level, because the playing field isn’t equal.

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What about Shiloh’s relationship with Drew (Billy Miller)?  What does he truly feel about him? 

COBY:  I have this conversation with Frank Valentini all the time.  I think the relationship I have with Drew might be the only true relationship I have with anybody.  I think that Drew really did what Shiloh said that he did.  I think Drew really saved his life, and he does really want to pay that debt back.  I think therein really lies the contradiction with this guy.  It makes it difficult for him to operate.  I think he is conflicted on some levels because he is one guy to Drew, and he is a different guy to everybody else.  I think the way Shiloh is with Drew is real.  In his past, I think that Shiloh was completely fatalistic and reckless and didn’t care if he lived or died, and Drew did save his life, and he gave him a purpose.  However, I also think that he is such a damaged individual.  He needs that feeling of safety by exuding his power and control over others.  The writers have alluded to the fact that he has this other life, and that he was a broken individual, and turned his life around and came back from the brink of dying, of killing myself, of not caring.  So, with Drew, I don’t want to manipulate him.  I don’t want to use him.  I am truly just grateful for the fact that he allowed me another chance at life.  I love working with Billy, because that’s when I get to be human.  I’m not trying to gaslight him.  I’m not trying to get something from him – well, I’ll take that back, because I am trying to get something from him.  I’m just not trying to do it in a way that I go about it with the other characters.  There is a huge amount of respect between the two of us.

Unfortunately, Drew doesn’t remember anything about their past, which puts “pause” in believing Shiloh’s war stories.

COBY:  Yet.  (Laughs). Well, we’ve been alluding to the fact of, “What if he did this? What if he went back into his memories?  What if he were able to remember?  There are a lot of “What if’s …”  So, they keep a lot of balls in the air with this relationship.

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What has it been like working with Lexi Ainsworth in this story, because she has been the main character so far drawn into the cult? 

COBY:  She’s great.  I love Lexi.  She is so easy, fun, and safe, and just a really nice person.  We sit and chat all of the time and talk about what it is that we want from each other in the scene and how it’s going to work.   Everyone is great.   Kaetlyn MacMullan is so much fun as well as Willow.  As an actor, it’s really fun when you get people who really want to play and want to go.

And, what are your thoughts on working with GH favorite, Kelly Monaco, who is key in your storyline?

COBY:  Kelly is rad.  We talk about being able to “play jazz” all of the time, which means being able to go into a scene and just riff and have a good time, because there is so much dialog that you have to learn.  I mean, that dialogue is nuts, and sometimes you forget halfway through a page-long monologue when you are at 27 pages in.  That’s when it’s wonderful to have a really good dance partner who can pick you up.  There are times where I get so off script, and I’m like, “Holy s**t!  Where am I going with this?” (Laughs) I have got really good people like Lexi, Katelyn, or Kelly who have my back and that just makes it fun.

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Some actors like to watch back their work, while others don’t.  Do you check out your performances on GH?

COBY:  Yeah.  Somebody on Instagram, this wonderful fan, will take all of the Shiloh’s scenes and post them!  Shockingly, I don’t own a television, so I don’t watch the show that way.

Do you make changes or adjustments once you see your work?

COBY:  Not really.  I made a decision to keep it real low-key with this, and just try to play everything real.   The other thing is I had never done anything like this before in my career.  I was so intimated by this whole thing, that it was like, “Alright man.  Just get in and listen.  Listen to what your scene partners are saying to you.”  In my approach, I am trying to be as still as I can possibly be and let whatever that person is saying motivate my responses and my actions.  If I watch my work, I’m like, “Yeah, that makes sense to me; I like that.  That’s something that this individual would do.”  Shiloh controls every situation that he is in, and even when he is introduced to new characters, he doesn’t wait to be introduced, he’ll just walk up and say, “Hi, I’m Shiloh!  What’s new with you?  How’s it going?” (Laughs) He kind of disarms them in every scene he is in.

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Soap fans first saw you on The Young and the Restless in your stint as Andrew working alongside Eileen Davidson (Ashley).  How was that experience for you?

COBY:  Eileen was unreal.  She was really cool, because none of this phased her.  She had been doing daytime so long that it was just a thing to her.  I’d sit there and read my scripts over and over and over again, but she just knew how to do it.  It was so easy for her, that it made it easy for me.

In a broad stroke, what would you tells the fans to look forward to with Shiloh?

COBY:  Well, Shiloh is going to continue his agenda.  He is going to have to go about it in a different way.  There are things going down right now (and I won’t spoil it) that are going to change the way he operates, and he is going to have to get what he wants in a different way.  Some of the people who you would have thought that he trusted, have turned against him.  It just all makes it more fun for him because this is a huge game.  Even the stuff with Sam, you may think that you know where it is going, but it may not be.  So, as much as he is enamored by Sam, he has an agenda with her.

So, what do you think will be Shiloh’s next move?  Will he blackmail Alexis to get Kristina back at “Dawn of Day”? What is his plan for Sam? Is Shiloh connected to a key family in Port Charles, but it has yet to be revealed? Who else do you think might wind up in the cult? Finally, are you enjoying Coby’s performance on GH? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below!

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Cynthia Watros Replaces Michelle Stafford As GH’s Nina Reeves

Another big name is headed to the cast of General Hospital on the heels of the upcoming departure of Michelle Stafford.  Daytime Emmy winner, Cynthia Watros had been cast as the the new Nina Reeves.  Fans of Guiding Light remember her star turn as Annie Dutton, and she was last see on on daytime in the role of Kelly Andrews on The Young and the Restless (2013-2014).

As previously reported, Daytime Emmy winner, Michelle Stafford is headed back to her old stomping grounds of The Young and the Restless to play her signature soap role of Phyllis Summer.  She will replace her own recast, Daytime Emmy winner, Gina Tognoni.  Both actresses are said to be finishing taping their current runs on their respective shows in May. Watros will begin her GH run in Port Charles in June,

GH’s EP Frank Valentini tweeted on today’s casting news: “It’s a bittersweet day. I love @TheRealStafford and wish her all the best. I’m also really excited about @watroswatros joining the #GH family and continuing Nina’s legacy.”

PEOPLE.com broke the casting change.  Stafford has been with GH since 2014.  As for Watros, she opted to leave her role on Y&R to join the cast of MTV’s Finding Carter.  She is also known for her run on the hit ABC drama, Lost and other notable primetime series and films.

Michelle Stafford’s on-screen GH love interest, James Patrick Stuart, tweeted on the news: “Cynthia Watros … Big fan.”

So, what do you think of the casting of Cynthia Watros as the new Nina Reeves? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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