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Briana Nicole Henry on Her Decision to Exit GH: “I Decided It Was Time to Move On”

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On Monday’s episode, GH viewers learned that Jordan will need to start dialysis and treatment at a specialty clinic in Albany from kidney damage and suffering renal failure.  But on Tuesday, fans of the ABC daytime drama series learned that Briana Nicole Henry has left the show, all her decision, according to her post on Instagram.

A Daytime Emmy nominee this year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category, Briana shared the news on her departure expressing: “I suppose it is that time isn’t it. As I celebrated my third year of being on General Hospital yesterday, I also watched my last episode as Jordan Ashford air. People kept asking me how it felt to have ended my time on the show, and it wasn’t until yesterday that it really sank in, as I watched Jordan’s goodbye to her family and knew the tears you saw were real tears between not just colleagues but friends. I decided it was time for me to move on from @generalhospitalabc and I got nothing but love and support from everyone involved. Not to mention was given the most beautiful send of that left me quite literally shaken.  I’d like to take a second to thank every single person in my @generalhospitalabc family that helped me make GH my home over the last three years, especially @fvalentinigh . From the crew, to my cast mates to our security guard Emma, there were multiple people on any given day that brought such a smile and warmth to my heart.”

Briana finished her post with, “When I started GH it was my first opportunity as a series regular, and to get the opportunity to throw myself into Jordan for the last three years and work with some truly incredible actors has been an honor. Thanks for holding space for me to grow. I am a better actor because of the time I spent within those walls and will forever be grateful for the way the show nurtured and challenged my ability.  To the fans, it took me a while to win you over, but once you saw my heart you made me feel so much love. I hope I brought something unique and honest to your beloved character of Jordan Ashford, she’s one helluva woman. Until next time loves 👋🏾.”

This will be the second Jordan to exit General Hospital.  The role was originated by Vinessa Antoine, and Henry took it over for the last three years.

So, sad to see Briana leave GH? Should the show recast? Comment below.

 

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Lew S
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Lew S

Going to miss her.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Honestly, I’m okay with this. I really liked Vinessa Antoine in the role and I never warmed up to Briana’s version of Jordan. I also find it hard to believe T.J. can be her son given the age difference between the actors is only a few years. Hopefully the PCPD can have a competent police commissioner now. And I was sure the writers were moving towards a Shawn/Jordan pairing, but it looks like they’re heading in another direction.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I wish her well in other endeavors, but I won’t miss the character much.

brian
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brian

I wasn’t aware she was leaving but glad I read this after watching the episode.

Both actresses were excellent in their portaral of Jordan, hope we see Jordan V3

Satan
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Satan

I thought that exit looked “final”. Guess I was right…. Well, an optimistic Devil would hope the original Jordan was coming back. Yeah, she’s got the CBC show, but they only do 6 episodes a year, for Hell’s sake. So GH should be able to work around that schedule. Biggest obstacle there is that it is filmed in Canada, and getting back & forth across the border has become a pain in the pointy-tailed ass, due to the pandemic. Maybe Jordan’s going to the same “rehab facility” where Lulu is. Or perhaps the same place where Mike Corbin went for… Read more »

Carrie
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Carrie

Best wishes to her. I liked her portrayal of Jordan. Such a tearful episode. I’m sad to see her go.

Brenda Held
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Brenda Held

I liked her too and will miss her on GH! Wishing her great success in her future endeavors!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I enjoyed her role as Jordan but I don’t blame her for leaving. She didn’t have much to really do anymore and they didn’t utilize the three men that could have been a part of her life, giving all their attention to Portia now. I know she’ll land on her feet and find someplace else that appreciates her beauty and talents.

Su000
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Su000

Hi Violet 🙂
Her leaving was a surprise..
It would be great if Curtis replaced her
as the Commissioner…
Curtis would be a good Commissioner…
His bar is gawd awful!!…
It’s beyond tacky and cheap-looking.
The tiny tiny bar and the lighted tables
are horrible and it looks to be about the size
of my bedroom….
Ditch the tacky bar- set it on fire and
have Curtis as the new PCPD Commissioner..

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO,
You are too funny. Maybe it’s as big as your B.R, but do you have a fully stocked bar in yours? Ha, ha. You are right though about Curtis being the Commissioner, but I don’t know if he has the self control. You know the saying, Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear To Tread ? That’s our Curtis.

Phil
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Phil

Took some time, but she won me over! I ended up liking her better as Jordan. I am so sad that she left!

Rodd
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Rodd

Sorry to see her go. She did a great job with the role. Wishing Ms. Henry all the best.

Steve
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Steve

Was she too young for the role? Sure. However, she’s a good actress with a soothing voice who’ll do well post soaps.

The role will likely be recast. Having Jordan off the canvas for 3-6 months may be a good thing – with all the recent additions to the contract cast

Drake
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Drake

Like others have mentioned, Briana portraying 40+ with a son in med school is a tough sell but I must say it takes a hell of an actress to make that obvious age discrepancy somewhat believable. There’s is no doubt in my mind that the sky’s the limit for this terrific actress. Well done Briana!

Harlee
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Harlee

I would love her to come over to YR to cause conflict for Amanda. Then Amanda could take on more of “Hillary” attitude. She’s beautiful love to her on YR canvas.

Carol White
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Carol White

YESSS. SHE SHOULD BE RECAST

Denise
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Denise

I really liked this Jordan and I’m sorry to see her go. She is beautiful and played the role of Jordan so sincere. I would rather Portia leave, there isn’t any chemistry between her and Curtis.

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As I watched that episode, I kept thinking out loud to myself “OMG! She’s leaving the show!!!” And then when Curtis went into her ER room I could tell something was much different in his delivery of lines and emotions. The soap PI in me knew BNH was out. Come the next day, I was right. It took a long time for me to just accept her as Jordan — but I still, like many of you, could not get past the visible age non-difference of her and TJ. This had to have been in the works for awhile. I… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

These scenes were filmed after GH’s summer break. At that point, Vernee would probably have been back taping her prime time show and unavailable.

Agreed on giving Brook Kerr her moment in the sun. Brook would’ve made a good Jordan. Not sure why they didn’t approach her when VA left. Portia’s an interesting character and a doctor on show that’s supposed to be set in a hospital.

Jordan Ashford Ashford’s (we still don’t know her maiden name!) break will hopefully get us some more Mac screen time.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I read a long time ago that Phyllis may have a relationship with Portia. She did mention to someone a while ago that she had lost a daughter, who better than Portia and Trina could certainly use a grandmother when her mother tells her who her real daddy is. She’ll most likely be upset until she realizes that she has two great dad’s.

MS
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MS

I Hope Briana returns as Jordan, it not recast the position, there is too much going on in Port Charles

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Daytime Stars Attend the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade’ 2021 (PHOTOS)

Sunday night after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Christmas Parade returned for its 89th edition to mark the tinseltown start to the holiday season.

Several stars of your favorite soaps were participating and riding down in cars on the parade route in front of the crowd on Hollywood Boulevard.

General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter), Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) appeared along with former cast member, Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke).

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Sean Kanan (Deacon), and former B&B star, Andrea Evans (Ex-Tawny).  Days of our Lives was represented by Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Judi Evans (Bonnie) on the parade route.  The Young and the Restless’ Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Kate Linder (Esther) also attended, as did Patrika Darbo (Ex-Days, Ex- B&B).

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood served as grand marshal of the parade, and her co-host from the daytime talk show, Jerry O’Connell, also made an appearance.

The parade will be broadcast as a two-hour special on The CW December 17th at 8 p.m. EST.

Check out some photos from the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2021 below.

Then, let us know, who were you most happy to see getting the chance to hang out with Santa? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!
Real life love-birds, GH's Wes Ramsey and Laura Wright.
Dressed in the holiday spirit ... Y&R's Kate Linder.
GH's Tristan Rogers strikes a pose with Santa!
B&B's Sean Kanan along with wife, Michele Kanan, and their oh-so-adorable dog!
Santa had no idea he is standing next to thee Sheila Carter! B&B's Kimberlin Brown with the man of the hour.
The Talk's Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood.
DAYS Judi Evans and Deidre Hall with their very special guest, Santa!
GH's Carolyn Hennesy has a new friend!
Soap favorites: Patrika Darbo (Days, B&B) and Ian Buchanan (GH, B&B, AMC).
Driving down the parade route, DAYS and Fifth Dimension favorites, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
DAYS Deidre Hall and Judi Evans snapping some pics on their parade route.
B&B's Kimberlin Brown accompanied by former B&B star, Andrea Evans and her daughter, Kai, riding down Hollywood Blvd.
The GH car with Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey heads down Hollywood Blvd too!
Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What Will Happen When Port Charles Finds Out What Happened to Jason? (PROMO)

This week on ABC’s General Hospital look for the news of Jason (Steve Burton) being buried under the rubble in the cave explosion on Cassadine Island to have a ripple effect for his family and loved ones.

In the latest promo, Drew (Cameron Mathison) looks to deliver that news to Sam (Kelly Monaco) and her new beau, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna).  Then, Anna (Finola Hughes) delivers Jason’s fate to Sonny (Maurice Benard) as food goes a-flying! Finally, Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) has the task to report to Carly (Laura Wright) what happened to Carly’s bestie and almost husband!

How will Carly get through losing Jason and as she gets closer to the truth that Nina (Cynthia Watros) and Sonny had a romantic past and lingering feelings for each other, while the two were in Nixon Falls?  Will it all be too much for her to bear?

What will happen with Sam, now that Jason is gone, Drew is back ,and she is a new relationship with Dante?

Then, who will become Sonny’s hitman with no Jason around?  These are major questions left to be answered with the departure of the character of Jason from the GH canvas.

So, let us know what you think the fallout will be when Jason’s loved ones learn what happened to him? Do you think GH plans to recast the role, given that the pandemic is not going away anytime soon? Let us now via the comment section, but first check out ‘said’ ABC promo below.

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Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson Share Disagreement with Each Other Over Vaccine Mandate; Will Continue ‘Stone Cold and the Jackal’ Shows In 2022

On the latest episode of their That’s Awesome podcast with Steve and Bradford, released over the Thanksgiving holiday, General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Steve Burton (Ex-Jason Morgan) took some moments to address how Steve’s decision to not adhere to the ABC and GH Covid-19 vaccine mandate (which caused the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star to be let go from the show) would affect their live shows, podcasts, content moving forward, as well as if it has caused a riff in their friendship.

When addressing listeners of the podcast, Anderson shared the the two would continue on with their projects, but that he disagreed with Burton’s decision to not follow the GH vaccine mandate.

Photo: Podcast One

Bradford expressed: “If you know us, and know are brand, if you will, it’s built on friendships, and like all friends, we have disagreements.  I disagree with Steve’s decision and he knows that. But over are years of friendships, we have had plenty of discussions about this and other topics, and sometimes we agree and sometimes we don’t, but at the end of the day we are still friends.”

Steve added: “We usually don’t get into decisive things on the show.  Look, I have a right to believe in what I want, and you have a right to believe in what you want, and that’s what makes this country great and we have never been about division.”  In addition, Steve was clear that he has not agreed to any interviews at this time on the subject of his exit, and that he is already moving on, sharing: “I am just grateful for my time at General Hospital and the people and the friendships I have made there, especially with the fans.  I have had an incredible life. Listen, I’m OK. I’m at peace. I ‘m moving forward and I am excited about it.  Like I said in my video, when one door closes, multiple doors open, and that’s what happened already.  I’ve gotten a lot of requests for interviews that I don’t want to do, because I don’t want division … that’s the bottom line.”

Look for Anderson and Burton to hit the road in 2022 and continue with their successful Stone Cold and the Jackal live comedy show and appearances.

What did you think about how Steve and Bradford addressed their disagreement on the vaccine mandate within the podcast? Will you be seeing Steve and Bradford live if they come to your town in 2022? Comment below.

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