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Does Finola Hughes Want To Direct Episodes Of General Hospital?

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Daytime Emmy winner, Finola Hughes (Anna) of General Hospital is quickly becoming quite the film director!  Her new film, The Bet,  “a multi-generational tale about the sweet, sad, landmine-filled quest for romance” (TheBetMovie.com),  had it’s premiere last night at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, a city critical to the film!

The premiere event was hosted by singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins and Michelle Stafford of Y&R!  The Bet, features an entire cast and crew of first-timers produced by the new Community Film Studio Santa Barbara (CFSSB), the world’s first and only non-profit, all-volunteer, community movie studio.

And in a new interview with TV Guide Magazine’s, Michael Logan, Finola spoke about her new film project and how she was able to fund The Bet, relating,  “It’s amazing what you can beg and borrow. We went out to the community and said, ‘Can you help us? Who knows a carpenter to help us build sets?’ And suddenly five carpenters came out of the woodwork! And it just went on and on like that. It was pretty magical, really. Even in the planning stages, people were so helpful. My friend Susan Flannery (Stephanie, The Bold and the Beautiful), who has done a lot of directing, is very knowledgeable about cameras, so she helped me out a lot. And Kimberly McCullough (Robin, General Hospital)is directing now, too. (Laughs) My daughter! She showed me how to set up shots and how to storyboard my ideas so I could explain exactly what I wanted to my first-time cinematographer.”

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However, Finola’s directing debut begged the question, does she eventually want to direct episodes of General Hospital?  Hughes stated,  “I would love to. I haven’t approached [exec producer] Frank Valentini yet. I want him to see the film. I’ll tell you one thing: I have a newfound appreciation for the directors at GH. On The Bet we’d shoot maybe six pages a day. On a long day at GH, we shoot 120! It’s crazy!”

What do you think of Finola’s new film project?  Would you like to see her direct episodes of General Hospital?  Let us know!

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Jessica Tuck Returns This Week To General Hospital

There will be a Cassandra Pierce sighting in Port Charles, which means one of the best actresses we know, Jessica Tuck, will be back on your screens this week on ABC’s General Hospital.

Tuck, who became soap-famous for her role as Megan on One Life to Live from 1988-1992 and then went on to primetime television roles returns to the canvas as the evil Cassandra, a role she debuted on GH back in 2017.  Viewers last saw her pop during Michael (Chad Duell) and Sasha’s (Sofia Matteson)vacation.

But this time look for Tuck to mix-it up with GH icon Genie Francis (Laura) in some major showdown scenes, when she holds the mayor and Curtis (Donnell Turner) at gunpoint on the Haunted Star.  Will these two be able to get the on-the-run villainess locked up for good? Don’t necessarily count on it.

Of course, a man who both Cassandra and Laura have an interest in bringing down, Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) plays heavy into the story. But will Cassandra do a double-cross of a double-cross? Who else may get a dose of something potentially lethal that she has been concocting?

Jessica told Soap Opera Digest that when she found out she would be working with Genie Francis; “I was like Woo-hoo! Hot diggity!  I mean, like many people, I have been a fan of hers forever and ever and ever.  It was fun to meet the person behind the character I’ve gotten to know.”

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So, excited to know Cassandra is back in Port Charles? What do you hope happens next for her, Laura, Curtis and Valentin? Comment below.

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Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall Talkers Debut With Strong Ratings; Hall On GH Friday

The newest talk shows in the daytime arena premiered on Monday and their initial ratings were quite strong. First up was the premiere of Grammy-winner, Kelly Clarkson and her new series The Kelly Clarkson Show.

According to Variety: the NBCUniversal new daytime series scored a 1.9 household metered market rating and a 6 share in the 56 metered markets. That is the highest debut for a new syndicated show since 2012.

Elsewhere, Disney’s Tamron Hall posted a 1.4 household rating and a 5 share, and with that Tamron scored the highest other debut other than Clarkson in the past five years.

Nashville was the most successful and predicted market for Clarkson, the show scored a 5.97 household rating on its premiere day which climbed 7% to a 6.41 on Tuesday.

Hall will be promoting her show with a cameo appearance on this Friday’s episode of General Hospital where she appears in scenes with Ingo Rademacher (Jax).

In a tweet Tamron also promised that on Friday’s episode of her talker she will talk about her “longgggggg #GH love and history.”

So, have you checked out the new Kelly Clarkson or Tamron Hall Shows? What do you think of them? Comment below.

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The General Hospital 16-Episode Collection: ‘All Sonny’s Children’ Debuts

General Hospital fans know that Sonny Corinthos  (Maurice Benard) has fathered a lot of children in Port Charles and then some, and there is even another Corinthos baby on the way.

Now, available on ABC.com and the ABC app (no sign in required) comes a new collection of past GH episodes entitled, ‘All Sonny’s Children’ featuring life-changing moments in the mobster’s life.  The collection is available for viewing today September 9th through December 1st.

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Included in the the 16-episode collection is: Sonny learning the truth about Dante, Michael’s devastating confession, Morgan’s heartbreaking struggles with mental health, Sonny’s unconditional love and support of daughter Kristina, as well as the hesitation and joy that comes with knowing a new baby is on the way.

So, check out the collection and let us know which episodes are your favorites? And, who is your favorite kid of Sonny’s of all-time? Weigh-in below.  But first watch the just released promo for the collection.

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