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DAYS Favorite Charles Shaughnessy Joins General Hospital

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General Hospital keeps adding more soap superstars to its cast.  Now comes word via Soap Opera Digest that none other than longtime Days of our Lives star, Charles Shaughnessy is joining the cast over in Port Charles.

Shaughnessy became uber-popular in the role of ISA agent Shane Donovan, and was one-half of a Salem supercouple of Shane and Kimberly(played by Patsy Pease).  He last appeared on the NBC soap opera in 2017.

Now, with the news of Shaughnessy joining General Hospital his role is being tight-lipped at the moment, although he will be on-air come September.

Primetime viewers, of course, know Charles from his roles on the hit sitcom The Nanny, as well as Saints & SinnersMad Men, Masters of Sex, The Magicians and more.

This will not be Shaughnessy’s first time on GH.  He played Holly Sutton’s cousin Alistair Durban back in 1984.

So, who do you think Charles will play when he appears on General Hospital? Share your theories below!

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Carrie
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Carrie

Could he be reprising his role of Alistair Durban or did that character die? (I know nothing about that character or that storyline). Was the Alistair character on good terms with Robert? Maybe this is the writers reintroducing us to the “Holly is being held captive” story?

jbrenda
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jbrenda

That would make sense because Holly is locked away somewhere so they need to bring him back so Robert can finally get a story line.

Steve
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Steve

I’m at a loss on this one. SOD reported that he’ll be on contract!?!? Before anyone mentions it – despite being away for 40 years, Jeff Webber is not coming back with a British accent. Some fans speculated he’s a recast Robert Scorpio (due to TR’s valid comments about a miscast not-so-frozen character). TR isn’t on contract and the amount of fan backlash they’d get for a recast wouldn’t be worth it. A return of Allistair could happen, but that’s not a contract role. Who does that leave? Sasha’s never before mentioned father? A British mobster? Whom ever he’s playing,… Read more »

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Maybe, he will be included in Holly’s return as her captor. The scene of Holly kidnapped and shown last fall does need addressing… perhaps, Holly will be seen one year later, and maybe Charles will be apart of that story. Welcome Charles!!!
Wish he was returning to Days, however, with Patsy and Jen. But it’s cool that he’s coming to GH, too. Did GH get a bigger budget for these all-star soap favorites joining GH, including Cameron Mattison and is Rebecca Budig(?) returning too?

Satan
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Satan

Haven’t heard any updates on Emma Samms’ health recently. If she’s healthy though, maybe they’re finally going to address the question of where Holly has been all this time since we saw the 5 second cell phone clip of her being held prisoner just after her “funeral”. If they brought back Holly’s cousin Alistair for that storyline, that would make sense. Robert seems to have mysteriously disappeared from Port Charles lately, so perhaps he’s been following up on some “leads” about Holly’s whereabouts, and might want to talk to any of her known relatives and or associates. Might have dropped… Read more »

Gina
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Gina

Wow GH got Charles, he signed a contract. That was reported on line.

Ethan
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Ethan

Wow this is terrific news, Charles is a wonderful actor. Loved him on Days as Shane Donovan and he was dashing in the sitcom The Nanny. Frank Valentini listen call Fran Drescher and give her a role on GH. She would be a hoot. Love her so much.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Now, here’s the man for Anna!

Carrie
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Carrie

Yes, He and Anna would look great together. 🙂

The other lis
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The other lis

This is about streaming. They are seeing something in the data that is showing that soaps are a profit generator and they are investing in soaps again. It’s good news for soaps and the genre. I just wish CBS could convince Proctor And Gamble to do a Last Blast Type series on GL and As the World Turns.

Satan
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Satan

If ABC gave a damn about streaming, they would drop their idiotic policy of withholding episodes from streaming for 8 days after the airdate unless you’re the financial slave of one of the major corporate cable oligopolies. With a weekly series (i.e. Gray’s Anatomy) this is a mere inconvenience where you could merely start watching your season a week after everybody else and just avoid spoiler discussions if you didn’t want to know what everybody else had already seen. But with a daily show like GH, this is impossible. By the time you see an epsiode, you’re already 8 episodes… Read more »

su000
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su000

use a VPN and watch via Canada, every day..I use a VPN, easy.

Satan
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Satan

I actually used to do that on occasion. Watched the epsisodes on CityTV’s website in Canada. For whatever reason, the VPN I used for that is no longer working.

VPN’s get kinda tricky down here in Hell.

su000
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su000

try other VPN’s..
I have 2 VPn’S
both are free
and work great.
Do you use chrome? or?

I watch my 2 soaps via Canada.
No problem.

Paula
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Paula

I hope Charles S. isn’t going to be the head of the Navaro family.Super hoping Vincent Irizarry will get to be that character and join GH!

Satan
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Satan

Not sure who the “Navaro” family is, but if you meant the “Novak” family, we have already seen the head of that organization a few times before. Most recently at the “Five Families” mob summit, where he sided with Carly over Cyrus the Virus, and persuaded his fellow “dons” to do the same.

Mr. Novak is probably not happy with the actions of his bratty little nephew Joey, and might fit him with cement sneakers before Jason takes him out.

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

I am really worried he is a Robert Scorpio recast. Look at his recent pic–he could pull it off. What TR said about WR storyline, etc.. was true but his girlfriend may not have liked it and I think she may have alot of pull at GH (which is not the way it should be). I would not be surprised at all if he was a Scopio recast. Didn’t watch CS on Days but loved him on The Nanny–he does comedy well. Hope he’s a new character–maybe a comedic sidekick for Gladys–that would be something to see lol.

Satan
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Satan

Nobody, not even Frank Valentini, would be dumb enough to throw the true GH legend, Tristan Rogers, under the bus to prop a useless tool like Whiny Heiny. Who is now shoveling dragon stables in Hell anyway.

Frank remembers that his former sidekick ReRon lost his job at GH because of the unholy shitshow he made out of Luke Spencer’s exit storyline (and the “Fluke” storyline which preceded it, for that matter). You don’t do that to the GH legends.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Looks like I’m a lone wolf here when I say I couldn’t care LESS about his arrival. I’m up to HERE with characters I can’t abide, like nuSpencer, T.J., Gladys. And I was getting annoyed with Austin until he talked Chase thru the Willow & Michael fallout. I hope he can be a replacement friend for Chase, since Michael just betrays people right and left when a woman is involved (remember how he threw his family under the bus for Nelle). So, I’ll reserve judgment on Mr. Shaughnessy for now. Sorry.

Satan
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Satan

Didn’t you think it just a little suspicious that Austin is suddenly inserting himself into Chase’s life? Sure, we get why Austin inserted himself into all the Quartermaine family drama. He’s Jimmy Lee’s kid, thought his dad got shafted and wants his piece of the proverbial pie. But Chase has nothing to do with all that. However, Chase DOES have a connection with somebody else from Mikey’s past. We all know that Nelle Benson is not in Hell (though she should be) and who or whatever is buried in the PC cemetery, it ain’t her. We also know that presumed… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound, Well, here Iam again. I do like Chas.S. parts on Nanny and Days, but can take him or leave him. I so can’t stand nu-Spencer, he’s such a little sneak but what is it about Austin? I still can’t figure out if he’s helping, befriending Chase or is there something in it for him? He’s a real mystery. I am reserving judgement, I want to like him as I did Franko. Oh, speaking of Gladys. She really is a very attractive woman. Too bad she is so money hungry and willing to have her son work for the mob… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree about Gladys, Violet, in that she’s a very good actress and seems to be having a ball with this trouble-stirrer role. It’s probably more fun than playing a goody-two-shoes.

Edward
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Edward

Maybe it’s something to do with Emma samms hopefully bout her retur

jbrenda
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jbrenda

I don’t know but please not another evil person.

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Following the tragic death of Daytime Emmy-winning actress, Anne Heche (ex-Vicky/Marley, Another World), now comes word that the follow-up to her 2001 memoir Call Me Crazy will be released in January of 2023 posthumously.

Independent publisher, Start, shared an excerpt of the upcoming memoir, Call Me Anne, this week with the AP and Publisher’s Weekly.  The book’s publisher, Jarred Weisfeld, signed a deal with Heche back in May, and shared that she had turned it into a manuscript shortly before she died.

In a statement, Weisfield shared, “Anne was an inspiration to the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. This book deserves to be read by all of her fans. We are grateful to have the opportunity to share her message with the world. While we are very sad that Anne isn’t here to see the book be published we know it’s what she would have wanted.”

During her podcast “Better Together” with co-host Heather Duffy, Heche had mentioned she was writing a sequel to her original memoir, and that ‘some of the truths’ about her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres would be revealed.

Ellen and Anne’s relationship in Hollywood in the late 90’s, ultimately led to her being blacklisted in Hollywood due to the twosome being one of the first openly gay couples in Tinseltown.  In an excerpt from Call Me Anne, Heche shares, “I was labeled ‘outrageous’ because I fell in love with a woman. I had never been with a woman before I dated Ellen.”

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In a epilogue to the book, Heather Duffy expressed that Anne’s, “wish was that this book could help others get to the other side of pain and learn about her philosophy, which allowed her to remain in a life where she woke up each day looking for opportunities to find joy and spread kindness. So, in some ways, knowing her the way I do and knowing that spreading her message of kindness is what mattered to her most, she would be content that the last thing she worked on was this book.”

Anne passed away on August 14th at the age of 53, after being taken off life-support from injuries sustained from her fiery car crash into a home that eventually took her life.

What do you think about Anne’s second memoir coming in 2023? Will you be intrigued to see what she had to share? Let us know in the comment section. 

In case you missed it, Heche discusses with Michael Fairman in a virtual interview two years ago, about her time with DeGeneres and how it impacted her getting work in Hollywood and more.  You can watch it below.

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When the dust settled two former daytime stars, who have gone found much success in television and film, took home the gold in their respective categories.

Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus, Guiding Light) won the Emmy for his role as Armond in The White Lotus in the Best Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

In his acceptance speech, Murray expressed many thanks: “To my P-Town family, I love you, to my partner Matt, thank you for being my sanctuary .. and finally I want to thank my mom all the way home in Australia for giving me the most wonderful foundation of unconditional love and inspiring me to believe that we can all do that for each other.”

Later in the evening, Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, ATWT and ex-Joni , AMC) won the Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her performance in The Dropout.  In the Hulu limited series, which is based on the ABC News podcast of the same name, Seyfried portrays disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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In the top show categories: Succession won Drama Series, Ted Lasso, Comedy Series and The White Lotus, Outstanding Limited Series. You can check out the full winners circle in all categories here.

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Rogers had pleaded guilty in April to two counts of mailing threatening communications, one count of threats by interstate communications and two counts of stalking.  According to court documents, all of this began in March 2007 until Rogers eventually was arrested in November 2019.  At the beginning of his stalking spree, LaRue’s daughter, Kaya was only five-years-old.

According to Deadline, Eva gave a “tearful victim impact statement, telling the judge in L.A. federal court that she has undergone therapy since the harassment began in order to deal with feelings of fear and paranoia.”  She added, “We didn’t know if he would show up on our doorstep. We will think about him for a lifetime. The fear is with me forever.”

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The judge has ordered Rogers to self surrender on October 12th to begin his sentence at a federal prison in Ohio.

Eva won a Daytime Emmy back in 2020 for her guest star turn on The Young and the Restless, and is best-known to primetime viewers for her role in CSI: Miami.

Share your thoughts on Eva and Kaya’s heartbreaking real-life experience via the comment section below.

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