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Dominic Zamprogna Confirms He Is Done At GH

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Another General Hospital favorite has left the building.  After much speculation and rumors, it has been confirmed on Thursday afternoon by Dominic Zamprogna that he has left the ABC daytime drama series, and his role of nine years; that of Dante Falconeri.

In a tweet, Dominic shared: “So you’ve been asking. I feel I owe it to you awesome fans to tell you that I’ve taped my final scenes. Going to miss you all and my GH fam. Good things happening tho. More to come ..”

Zamprogna actually had taped his final scenes last month in May.

The character of Dante came on to GH, and it was revealed that he was the biological son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).

Benard posted a touching photo from on set of himself and Zamprogna on his Instagram account stating: “Always very sad for me when great actors and great friends leave the show Dom was definitely at the top of that list was always looking forward to working with him didn’t happen enough.”

Dominic’s on-screen lady love Emme Rylan (Lulu) shared these thoughts on Twitter:  “I am utterly heartbroken to see you go but also very excited to watch what is coming next for you. I believe in you! Go get em!”

So, are you sad to hear that Dominic has left GH?  What do you think will happen to the character of Dante? Share your thoughts on his departure in the comment section below.

 

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Robin
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Robin

Wow, sad can’t believe it!

Phil
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Phil

Tough shoes to fill, but given the right actor GH could recast. That would be terrible though considering the fact that he quit because they wouldn’t give him a storyline. I just can’t imagine Lulu with anyone else! Meanwhile, Days should hire Dom! How about as Jeremy Horton? We need more Hortons!

Charles Thompson
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Charles Thompson

No!

Colleen
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Colleen

I’ve never been a particular fan of his character and I feel as if he was under used. Perhaps if they had written more for his character, I might have taken more of a liking to Dante. I’m sorry to see Dominic leave but am wishing him continued success

Wendy Q
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Wendy Q

I couldn’t have said it better. Hoping it’s a re-cast situation, and that it leads to a more interesting characterization.

Steve
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Steve

One can only stay on the back burner for so long. DZ is a good actor, but got the John York treatment of usually only being seen in cop scenes these past few years.

As Rylan signed a new deal last year, it’s unlikely the two leave together. Having killed off Nathan recently, highly unlikely they kill another cop. Recast the role with a recurring actor, unless the writers can come up with long range story options.

Good luck to DZ. This was probably a good thing for him, career-wise

jeanine girard
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jeanine girard

Such potential! He should have been having more airtime than most of the insta-characters. Get him over to Young & Restless pronto!

Harry
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Harry

Love interest for Victoria? I could see that.

Shelly
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Shelly

Miguel’s never-before mentioned son. Nikki and Miguels illegimate son!(insert laughs).

Caleb
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Caleb

Hope they don’t kill his character off… too many deaths … just recast!

Lisa
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Lisa

Sorry to see him go – but I agree with many of the comments – recast the role.
I don’t think we could go through another cop death…still missing Nathan(and Ryan Paevey).

su000
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su000

Benard said-
”Dom was definitely at the top of that list was always looking forward to working with him didn’t happen enough.”

That ^^^ was the problem, not enough of Dante.
Dominic/Dante was ‘wasted’..
A talent wasted, rarely used.

It is a good move for Dominic to get out before he is too old to move on.
He should have pulled out years ago when he was being wasted as just being there.
He himself wasted way too many years as a backburn on GH..
I wish him a great future and hope to see him again on screen/ a great talent.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m not sure he wasted those years, su. I don’t think he was on contract (could be wrong) but I think he was free to do other work. He wasn’t on every day so I don’t know if that was the problem.

I do agree, however, that he was wasted on the show. He’s such a good actor. Authentic. He did say, though, that good things were happening so I have a feeling he might be getting another show or a film.

su000
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su000

hi rebecca..
I don’t recall ever seeing Dante in a story about him.
Then again I haven’t been watching during past decades, but since I tuned in Dante has always been in the background.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey su000, Dante’s been a character since 2009; not before that. So, I’m not sure how long you’ve been watching. He was definitely more front and center when he first arrived; Sonny didn’t know he was his son, his romance with Lulu was great (that was when Julie Marie Berman played Lulu; they were great together. Not sure if you have any interest or curiosity but if you do you can google their marriage or some of their scenes if you weren’t watching then.) Gettin’ kinda nostalgic… 🙂 They really dropped the ball with his character and with the actor.… Read more »

su000
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su000

Hi rebecca..
No, I was not watching in 09 ..
06-09 tv wasn’t readily available where I was during that time..
But I like Dante, too sad he was never an upfront character I’d have liked to see him a story of his own..
I have tolerated Lulu so hope she leaves LOL ..

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Probably one of his best SLs was his affair/indescrection with Valerie,Lulu’s cousin.

Shay
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Shay

I still think Lulu and Curtis should get together! Can’t abide him with Jordan…and neither can Aunt Stella!

Bren
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Bren

That’s just messed up I don’t know what is going on with this show but I will miss his character please don’t kill him off let him get his job back with the FBI but please take lulu with you.

Shelley Dinner
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Shelley Dinner

If they find the right recast,things could work out.
Remember,Dom started with Julie Berman as Lulu &adjusted well to Emme Rylan.
However,the recast will have to be satisfied with not being front&center.

Jeanene HAYES
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Jeanene HAYES

I hope he leaves to go find Nathan/Morgan either one contacted him! I can’t take another death or he needs an 8n if he wants back in..

Sly
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Sly

Nicholas, Lucky, Morgan, Dante, Coleman, Dillon, AJ, etc…
Micheal Muhney????????

Steve
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Steve

I doubt Muhney will ever be seen daytime again. As for the characters you mention, he’s not dark enough for Nikolas, too old for Morgan and Dillon. If Lucky ever comes back, it will be Jonathan Jackson. AJ is permanently dead and Coleman was just a day player.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I am hoping with Nashville ending, that J.J will come back to G.H

Timmm
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Timmm

Muhney would work as Nicholas.

Harry
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Harry

What a huge loss–this guy can act and he’s unique, not just a cookie cutter perfect, male model type. Well, I guess they have to make room for all the recovering villains and their redemption stories–Nina, Franco, Ava, Valentin and Parking Lot Peter. Give me the good old days when bad guys had the decency to stay bad.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Can’t win with you, Harr…;) If, let’s say Franco, stayed bad, you’d STILL hate him Same with Nina. Wait! Same with Valentin,
Ava and Peter!

Harry
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Harry

But Rebecca, it would be fun to hate Franco if he stayed bad. It’s the redemption stories which are somnolent, tedious bores. And I don’t hate Franco since they declawed him–he just bores me now. Same with Nina. But I never expressed dislike of Ava, and in fact, sung Maura West’s praises right here in this forum. GH used to have the best villains–no more. Remember when it was said that Helena was deathly afraid of Valentin? In the dark recesses of your imagination you visualized a sinister and dark force of nature. Instead, we get a man who speaks… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I hear you, Harr. But, fear not. We still have the greatest evil of them all…Carly!

:/

Harry
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Harry

That’s just it, Rebecca! Carly is played like a heroine–even when she is committing atrocious acts. She’s not a pure villain which I think is what drives me nuts about her. Are we really supposed to feel sorry for her? And there’s Jason, her biggest enabler who supports her no matter what. I remember when Carly (then played by Sara Brown) attacked Robin for having HIV, who was then Jason’s great love. Jason still stood by Carly. Jason is Sonny and Carly’s ultimate enabler. I wish he would just get away from those two destructive, self absorbed people. They ruin… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Haha; I know, Harry. I agree. The problem is Carly is put on a pedestal by the fictional people in her lives and by her fans; she seems to be able to do no wrong whether it’s attempting to kill someone (Tony, Franco), sleep with her mother’s husband, cover up AJs murder, manipulate, lie, snarl, sneer, snark, control, manipulate, judge…her self-righteousness, her attitude toward Monica.. her die hard fans are appalled that she’s been falsely accused and justice must be served pronto! LOL; there’s GH hysteria over this. Her fans do feel sorry for her; as if she was as… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hey Rebecca! I just noticed your comments here. You have perfectly nailed the character of Carly, and I am in complete agreement. With you on Jason, too. Best to you!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Now where is that thumbs up when you need it! (Kidding, Michael F. Thumbs up to YOU for getting rid of those pesky digits!) 😉

Hi James!The Carly fans are in mourning;devastation rules until their heroine is proclaimed innocent and let loose on the Port Charles innocent victims of her unrelenting…oh, wait…I digress.

LOL; hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

Rose
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Rose

Harry and others…I’ve been watching GH for a long time. But I don’t know why Carly and Jason aren’t together as a couple as opposed to best friends. Can anyone help me out here?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey, Rose. Don’t remember. Not sure if Jason saw “Caroline” in that way or if he was in love with Robin at the time…I think they slept together but then a relationship didn’t follow.

Patrick
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Patrick

I’ve been enjoying Steve Burton and Finola Hughes – working – together… it’s the most grown up I’ve ever seen “Jason ” ? AND it’s certainly a nice distraction to see Anna and Jason… as opposed to seeing her with, Finn and Heinrick…. dag ! are the latter two D – U – L – L woah… anyway… would @GH consider seeing Jason team up with Anna ? seems like a good fit to me… argh! it’s so mind numbing ; for instance , watching Sam and Curtis super sleuthing… DANG IT .. why can’t Windemere.. get security !!!!! makes… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Harry……Sounds like they need to make more room for Frank’s ever-expanding pet shop of horrible newbies, because God forbid GH actually features legacy characters for whom we care! Noooo….just continue to bring on more unemployed former soap actors, whether found in supermarkets, parking lots, wherever….. Those of us who prefer the familiar faces of Port Charles be damned!

Harry
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Harry

As the youngsters say, right? However, I have heard a delightful rumor. Ryan, Kevin’s psychotic twin brother might be making a comeback. I think Jon Lindstrom is a brilliant actor and a wasted resource. When Dr Collins walked into Carly’s room, I initially thought it was Kevin, who was an inmate and impersonating a doctor. Yes, I know he perished in a fire at the funhouse, but you you know deaths go on soaps–they’re not as certain as taxes. I love this idea–he might come back as Kevin’s spit personality. Either way, bring it on. To those of you who… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Harry
How could they possibly do that storyline without Laura? Since he’s not on contract, I’d be surprised they make him the center of a storyline.

dmr
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dmr

They do this stupid **** all of the time. Take Monica for example. Leslie Charlesown (sp) is out on medical leave. All of the sudden, we see Monica more than ever, with Patty McCormack filling in.

Steve
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Steve

Depending on the time of year, the show airs 4-7 weeks after taping. It is usually written 3 months out on top of that. Minor tweaks can be made, but story needs to flow. Monica played heavily into Nelle’s storyline, Kiki’s claims against Bensch and had to be the one to offer Drew to move to the mansion.

Now, if McCormack utters “it’s my house” that’s another story.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’ve always loved the character, Kevin, (and Jon Linstrom) and I think the character was wasted being hitched to Laura. They reduced him to a step-grandfather walking around the park and drinking coffee at Kelly’s babysitting Spencer.

He aged (psychologically) before my eyes. Now, he’s back! If they bring “Laura” back I hope they don’t destroy what they (the writers) have rebuilt with Kevin.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m not sure where they’re taking Kevin, Harry. Like you, some think Jon’s playing a dual role (twin brother) and/or something is up with him. Regardless; I love Jon/aka Kevin and am so glad he’s more central to stories. I’ve missed him and as Laura’s husband he was inconsequential/boring. Contrary to most, I don’t like the pairing. (I did at first but being with Laura just made Kevin less dynamic to me.)

dmr
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dmr

Agreed, Shay. I haven’t watched at all this week. I almost sat down to watch, but, I didn’t want to tune-in to the “Peter Show.” No thank you. Also, I don’t “do” snakes. Disgusting. Not what I want to see when I go home for lunch or later on in the evening. The show is in the toilet.

Renee
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Renee

He was the reason I started watching General Hospital again and also the lack of story line for Dante and Lulu is why I’m not as interested anymore. Dominic Zamprogna is so talented and GH wasted his talent the last two years. What a shame. Good luck to him and whatever he does he will be great. This is General Hospitals lost.

Lau
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Lau

Sad to see him go. Great actor, great eye candy, way under used! We are losing too many good ones and keeping mediocre people. Not a good move GH!

Aria
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Aria

Dante n Lulu should leave town together I Need a lulu break. If not then obviously they will recast because Dante gotta be there with everything his family is going through. Now did Dominic quit to pursue work out of daytime? Or did he quit because gh wasn’t willing to give him more airtime? Or free time or whatever he was seeking out? Would hate to see him join another soap that would be infuriating especially since gh continues to hire other soap actors from the other shows.

su000
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su000

hi Aria..
Yes!! he should take Lulu with him.
I can hardly tolerate her (she needs to go)

0ohh, All the soaps hire actors from other soaps, it is what is done but I doubt Dominic will go into another soap 🙁

Harry
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Harry

Yes, if Dante has to go, let Lulu-hoop go with him. Let them hula hoop happily into the sunset. I never accepted this recast as the product of the ethereal Laura and the larger-than-life Luke.

Torrey
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Torrey

They never really did anything with the character of Dante…which is surprising to me since GH is mostly the Sonny/Carly hour. A lot of wasted opportunity with this character.

Steve
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Steve

If they send off the character, they’ll actually be more Quartermaine offspring than Corinthos in PC.

mhb
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mhb

send him to the wsb.

Charday
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Charday

He was a pointless character with little or no storyline for years. Won’t miss him. Is his wife next (another pointless one)?

Carrie
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Carrie

Sounds like Lulu is going to be needing her mom now. Bring Laura back!

Satan
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Satan

She needs her brother too, so bring Lucky back. Which also keeps them from bringing on another useless newbie to fill the cop role (like they did when Nathan died) and immediately give that newbie all kinds of convoluted backstories and a ridiculous lip-syncing “performance” at the Nurses Ball.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Chase can walk the walk, dance the dance and lip-sync or not all over my TV. Don’t be tryin’ to “chase” him outta town!

Janeway
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Janeway

I am done with GH. A watcher for decades I don’t recognize this show anymore. Dante and Lante were my all time favorites but they were barely seen in favor of newbies. The PTB squandered the best talent and one of most popular actors they had in Dominic. For me no one could fill his shoes, Dom IS Dante. It breaks my heart that we never got to see him get the material that he deserved the last few years, but I have no doubt that Dom will do great things in the future and I will be watching.

rose
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rose

Janeway (homage to Captain Janeway StarTrek?)…Like you I don’t recognize GH much anymore. Oh I’m still keeping up on the day-to-day but I am less and less invested in it. Partly because of actors/characters here today, gone tomorrow. And where is Genie? But mainly because of the meanness and ugliness of the stories, one after another starting with Fluke. And guns, knives and bats “Oh My”…too much of that in our daily news…certainly not “love in the afternoon.” I usually like Dr. O, but not the brutality she has shown towards Peter August, especially the bat scene, along with Nina’s… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Hi Rose. Lisel is a cartoon character. She should have been one and done! What she did to Anna in regard to Robin was enough! They kept Lisel around after that and even made her chief of staff which was a joke! I understand she is upset with Nathan being dead but her over the top actions prove that she is a joke and I am not laughing anymore!

Patrick
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Patrick

I roared… when Leisl “batting a 1000” hoping this @Misery ala Kathy Bates was going to be the zinger the audience hoped for…. I would have bashed his knee caps. as he’s “begging” Nina for help… “it hurts” “it hurts” WE ALL are just that ready to put Wes Ramsey’ FAKE Heinrick OUT OF – our – Misery. PLEASE Nina for the love of a good story… do not flake out on us.. because you’re thinking of ditz Maxie. I dare not tread too far.. it’d be fun to imagine Nina and Leisl figuring a way out of this yet… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

The only things missing were Liesl calling Heinrik “Mr. Man” and noting some “appreciation” would not go amiss! Lol…But seriously, I was so looking forward to Dr. O’s tour de force return with this storyline and having Nina being part of it totally killed the joy for me…Britt is the one who should have been her “mutter’s” accomplice!!! (Bring her back!)

Jimh
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Jimh

If Britt was to return…i will continue to watch!!! finally see the edit button but it should be on there when you first post!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Au Contraire, mon ami Patrick! I love Peter and there are many who are also rooting for this emotionally battered cutie!

Rose
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Rose

Timmm, Patrick and probably Harry…OMGoodness…I think Rebecaa and I are the only ones who like Peter/Wes. More like Anna, and he’s not our son. Misunderstood. On the other hand love Dr.O as a villain. Just like Helena. You always need a few of them with their own flair and brand of evil. Just don’t want her to use baseball bats. Especially visually.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Rose, I am also a Peter/Wes lover from back to GL.As far as crying for his mommy, growing up with that horrible old man for a father and Valentin’s “help”, I am surprised he turned out as well, as he did. I think Patrick and others are being too hard on him.

Harry
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Harry

Part of the problem is Peter is a lackluster But I did roar with ribald laughter when she shrieked upon seeing the rattlesnake. He’s a good screamer, I will give him that.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Did you write “she” shrieked, on purpose, Harry? LOL; who WOULDN’T? Haha; I can just see Sonny tied to the same bed as the rattle snaked his way toward him. He’d be shrieking, “JASON!!!!!”

Shay
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Shay

Rose…Well, I’m certainly a card-carrying member of the anti-Peter Parking Lot brigade! And the fact that he is Anna’s son makes him even more unlikable to me because she deserves so much better in an offspring! As for Obrecht, I’ve always loved that freaky femme…she’s a laugh riot, whether wielding a hypodermic needle, knife, ball bat, whatever! She’s such an exaggerated, campy character that one cannot take her form of violence seriously, but Katheen Gati just plays her to the comedic hilt! The only downside in her return for me has been her sharing too many scenes with Nina….I much… Read more »

rose
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rose

Hi Shay…I would rather have had Griffin as Anna’s long lost son with Duke. But I can handle Peter/Wes. Just wish he had been written into the story differently. And wish they would make Valantin more Cassadine. In a way I can relate to Anna not being the typical Anna we all remember with Robert. Seems as I get older there are times I see the past I thought I had buried come back to intrude on my present. But Anna will make a comeback, and I’m trying. As for Dr O/Kathleen…I really like her. But not the bat. Maybe… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL, Michael Fairman! I’m not sure we want the same “intense battles” as we did before! Perhaps “engaging interactions and discussions” would be a more “fun” way to go.

Perhaps you need some ambiance in the background…a “cafe” feel on the pages. We’re all blinded by the light! 😉

rebecca1
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rebecca1

To the persistent “thumbs down” person (s). Know who you are. So you give a “thumbs down” because you LIKE/WANT intense battles? Why else would you give a thumbs down to a comment about NOT WANTING “intense battles?” And guess what? You’re starting them all over again with your continuous need to thumb down everything I write. Cure for cancer? Thumbs down. Mature.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hey there, rebecca1! Let me give you an unequivocal (and nonanonymous) thumbs up! I recently (1-2 weeks ago) posted a comment lamenting “thumbs down” in general as well as “thumbs down” given specifically to you and me when we were simply exchanging pleasantries and making benevolent points (not sure which thread). I say “THUMBS DOWN” on that feature! It only causes ill will — and it’s expressly intended to do so… Maybe “thumbs up” aren’t needed either because you can’t really ascertain actual numbers, given the possibility that some might be negated by “thumbs down.” There are moments in our… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Jamesj75. Thanks so much. Glad to know there are truly nice, stable people here and “out there” in this crazy world. LOL; crazy in the microcosm of the soap world and in the macrocosm (world at large). I have my thoughts on why animosity has been a constant here and allowed. I think you missed the days-on-end attacks that happened sporadically for two years; about a year apart with “digs” a constant. The height of immaturity and antagonism all dating back to defending actors and standing up to sexism/ageism. As agreed, the thumbs down doesn’t work on this site… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello there, Rebecca! First, I love the poem idea! We need more of them! Even if I haven’t seen (read) much of it, I think that any animosity here between posters is largely a result of misunderstandings or a difference of opinion gone awry. Who needs these mini-soap operas here within the confines of discussions on soap operas?!?! I agree with you that nipping the problem in the bud would be ideal. But perhaps people can change course on their own, realizing the importance of empathy, patience, and understanding. At the moment, I am blown away by the thought that… Read more »

rose
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rose

Rebecca1…So agree with you and Harry about the thumbs/down. Not needed. And like you and Harry I have my own reasons why it is allowed.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey, Rose. Yep. Just adds to an already negative vibe.

On a more positive note…Outlander and Poldark soon! Lucifer renewed…alak and alas…The Originals cancelled (disappointed on that one.)

Hope all’s well.

Rose
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Rose

Rebecca1…I sure hope Outlander is better this season. I am so glad Lucifer survived. Just haven’t gotten into Poldark. Perhaps if I binge from the beginning since I’ve only tried to watch it mid season. One I have been really impressed by Is the Handmaidens Tale. Wow. But very dark. On a lighter side been catching reruns of Buffy. Loved that show. Looking forward to the newest reboot of the Connor family. Just kidding!!! One piece of bad news today…another majestic male lion was lured out of a protected area, and shot dead by a still anonymous “hunter” for $75,000.… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree, Rose. Was so disappointed in last season of Outlander, from Jamie’s marriage to Loghaire (lol; too lazy to look up the spelling) but having not read the book I was shocked and incredibly disappointed. Can’t believe the author wed Jamie to the woman who tried to have Claire burned at the stake; also disappointed in their also lackluster reunion. Fell really flat for me. I miss the magical era that Claire first arrived in…the castles, the intrigue, the continent, the time period. Just an incredible adventure with all its beauty and disturbing violence. Black Jack Randall…wow! If you… Read more »

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Hey Rebecca1! I am so sad to hear that the Originals was canceled, too. Love that show, 🙁

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I know; with each passing episode it gets closer to saying goodbye to another mystical, magical world…

Not sure if it was because of ratings or if the leads wanted to pursue other things. I read that Joseph Morgan (Klaus) will be the lead in a new series TV show based on a novel and film Gone Baby Gone. So funny; love him as “Klaus”..wonder if that “love” will translate to him as a mortal. 😉

I always say this: post more! 😉

Reed
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Reed

James, ever the gentleman and compassionate soul. Keep balancing those scales with your humanity and I’ll try to do the same.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Reed, thanks a million for reaching out to me with your kind and generous words. When I falter — and I do — I feel terrible. I will try to live up to your characterization, though. You have my sincere respect and admiration, and I always enjoy reading your posts. Best to you, Friend! 🙂

rebecca1
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rebecca1

It’s not about compassion, Reed. No one needs to feel sorry for anyone here. It’s about being civil. Mature. And not finding fun in antagonizing.

James was just calling it as he saw it. What stands out is standing up…instead of jumping on the bandwagon or being afraid of getting hit in the crossfire. None of us should have to try to be a good person; should come naturally.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Reed: Please know that I did give you a thumbs up — it was there — and I understand your thoughtful response to me. Much appreciated!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Lol,James. At least it wasn’t replaced with a thumbs down!

rose
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rose

Harry…Totally agree.

Shay
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Shay

Dearest James…Just to clarify, what really is at issue here is whilst Mr. Fairman had the immense courtesy to send me a genial, helpful message and I responded in kind to thank him for his thoughtful advice, a third party felt the urge to unnecessarily interject a typically snarky remark that was completely uncalled for under the circumstances of the conversation at hand. This frequently happened on the previous website and continues on this new one, as well…even though I have long expressed total disinterest in engaging with this individual. It actually occurred with our own correspondence, James, but you… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello Shay! It is sincerely great to hear from you! I really appreciate the obvious time and effort you invested to compose your letter. It took me a while to figure out how to respond, and here’s what I have come up with… I thank you for the kind words you used to describe me. However, you have also challenged me: my words here and my interactions with others. Do the kind words and the challenge negate each other as a thumbs up versus a thumbs down? No, I accept them both. You’ve presented me with an interesting dilemma: How… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@James….Thank you for your lovely, carefully considered response….it was most appreciated! Now it’s my turn to “attempt” a similarly-measured, albeit candid, one….First of all, I’m very glad that you picked up on the genuinely warm sentiments that my original message to you carried with it despite the sometimes not so-joyful subject matter, as it was never my intention to offend you….never, ever! And if I did in any way, shape or form through my words or actions, I offer you my sincerest apologies. Having said that, whilst I can intellectually agree with much of what you espoused, mostly concerning the… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Well, James, as you can see, it falls on deaf ears. I have intentionally not insinuated anything nor rehashed anything. I have simply stated to Mr. Fairman, not to Shay, that “intense battles” is not something any of us should want to engage in. THAT was misinterpreted and seen as “snarky.” I have, as you noted before, reached out to another in agreement about a character, bypassing previous “disagreements” to put it mildly. What Shay, hell, why not spell it out since she’s being so transparent over and over again, has failed to mention (and oh how I wish there… Read more »

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Hey Rebecca1! There are many here that fully support you and thank you for taking the time to defend yourself.:) As usual, you are right on point! We applaud you!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thank you, Abruzzfan!

I wish I knew you! You barely post and yet the few times you do you’re always in my corner; I honestly think you’re one of the few that saw/see the pattern on here. I appreciate you standing up. Many, like in real life, don’t like to “get involved.” Funny, though, jumping on the “bandwagon” doesn’t seem as difficult.

Hope you (and your now not-as-new kitchen 😉 ) are doing well.

Reed
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Reed

James, belated thanks for the fleeting thumbs up. As the dean of this community, you continue to navigate with great humor and aplomb. Don’t ever change. And right you are to re-direct the conversation to Dominic Zamprogna, taken for granted while he was here, he will surely be missed. Another casualty of an unwieldy cast and an incessant desire to focus on “the shiny new toy” at the expense of the entrenched, tried-and-true performer. If only we could vote out this group during the mid-term elections! In sports parlance, it’s time for a new general manager and coach. Let the… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Perhaps your interpretation skills need sharpening. Not wanting “intense battles” was not meant to be “snarky.” It was meant in all seriousness. What don’t you get about that?

Shay
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Shay

Dear Mr. Fairman…….Thank you for taking the time to point out these new features! For example, I never would have clicked on the “Recaps” section without your direction because I thought it was simply synopses of soap episodes since that is the usual meaning of the word! Hence your hint was most helpful! Please don’t think that my ongoing issues with your new website means that I lack appreciation for your ambitious effforts…I have been trying to navigate as much of the more expansive coverage as possible when the opportunity permits, but it is a more time-consuming activity than checking… Read more »

Nik
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Nik

I guess he got tired of not having a good storyline but I wish he would take recurring and do other things. Really gonna miss this guy, he balances Lulu out.

Harry
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Harry

DZ really brought it in when he mourned the death of his police partner, Nathan. I also found him to be incredibly real and touching when dealing with Mike in the jail cell. Now we are stuck with Sonny who is high jacking and ruining Mike’s Alzheimer’s story with his boring and redundant mob story line. I mean, really, Sonny, no one cares! Stop with your mobster naval gazing through memory lane. And for the powers to be not to realize that Sonny is at his most compelling which reacting with sorrow, grief, guilt and regret when observing his father’s… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

this sickens me… for the loss of Dante… Dominic Zamprogna; is a CLASS act. first rate. I christened him marriage material.. and left well enough alone. THE ONE THING : that i’m happy about… is the loss of another character that propped Maurice Benard’ Sonny. with the loss of Morgan… Thee Corinthos’ clan is at the bottom of any thing interesting. FRANK VALENTINI – YOU will never convince me your agenda your mindset is STUCK on Sonny and Carly. this show has become a joke. a poor excuse of an executive producer where’s your Jason and Sam now? every since… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

I liked Julie Marie Berman, too. She was a great actress and had spunk. NuLulu is an insipid bore. Can’t make room for any characters, unless they revolve around Wright’s boyfriend, the parking lot hire (who can’t act for **** by the way).

Allison Haskell
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Allison Haskell

Wish nothing , but the Best .. will be missed , I do know wished he wasn’t and he had more adventures in PC

Jimh
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Jimh

Dante was turned into a prop…one for Valerie…One for Nathan…one for Chase…Chase swoops in and becomes top cop…once Nelle is revealed im quitting the show for good…GH cant write for characters unless its for Sonny and Carly and for every newbie that pops up…no longer care if this train wreck survives or not!!!!

dmr
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dmr

I went home last night and just wanted to relax and watch TV (not the news). I thought, “I’ll put on General Hospital.” THEN, I thought of how much I dislike the awful storylines, the parking lot hire, etc. and decided to just put on the news. It’s “work” these days to watch our once beloved show.

Rodd
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Rodd

What a crime that they couldn’t write something interesting for this underrated actor to do on GH. He was always entertaining to watch and root for. He anchored the show and provided stability, along with consistent performances that were grounded in reality. I’m sad he’s gone. Best wishes Dominic!

JMER
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JMER

The irony being that Dante got very little POV, airtime and story because he’s a cop. It was the same for Anna while she was police chief during the early days of Cartini’s GH until she began working for the WSB again. His dad, Sonny, thrives in airtime because he is for the most part a villain type, which the genre now likes to call anti-hero but it’s NOT. This show is supposed to be written with a mostly women audience in mind so things need to change.

Satan
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Satan

Well that sucks

Mister Media
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Mister Media

This is a shame. He always did solid, understated work. If I’m not mistaken GH originally tried to get Tom Pelphrey for this role. It would be great to see him back on a soap but I wouldn’t wish the current GH on him. Plus, he’s had some success on cable series and is probably done with soaps. If they do recast Dante, I’ve written the casting call for them: “WANTED, male Caucasian in his 30’s to basically hang around and not do much of anything at all. Must be content to prop up other characters and have his talent… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

The “Wanted” ad could describe most of the cast-propping up the parking lot hire.

Timmm
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Timmm

The dismantling of GH continues courtesy of Frank Valenti! Dont even both recasting the role! They barely use the character and Emme is horrible as Lulu! More of that god awful Finn and Anna story. [The anti-“Super Couple!”]

Jimh
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Jimh

Once the Nelle story wraps up im done..her baby isnt even Micheal’s she had herself artificially insemenated and the baby is Chase’s…

Satan
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Satan

That’s a good theory, but I doubt Chase would have agreed to such a thing. I suppose she could have “helped herself” to his DNA, if he had been unconscious while they were together, but unless she was within a few minutes of a proper sperm bank facility, it probably wouldn’t have been a viable sample, certainly not to be used later (how ever many years were supposed to have taken place between then and now.) My thought was that Brad was the sperm donor, and that’s why there’s so much mystery going on with the identity of the birth… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

This is GH where realism doesnt matter…so anything is possible…i think it might be Lucas’s with Brad’s help if not Brad himself!!!!

Satan
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Satan

I don’t think Lucas would be involved, because he wouldn’t want to bring on the wrath of his big sister Carly (or his mom, Bobbie, for that matter) by being a party to the deliberate con job against Michael. Lucas is also probably unaware of whatever part Brad played in it, if indeed that’s the case.

dmr
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dmr

Emme Rylan is terrible. She is like “nails on a chalkboard” for me, and the way that they dress is-hideous!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Never too crazy about Dante. He’s nice enough, but was at his best, when angry, especially at Lulu.

Omar
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Omar

FINALLY!!! YESSSS!! Best of luck in his future…The character of Dante, for me, has been a snooze fest for the last 9 years..I hope they do not recast this character..Dominic had some acting chops, so hopefully he will find work soon but good riddance!!

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Very very sad and Dominic will be missed…Dominic is a natural and always loved his portrayal of Dante…I wish Dominic all the best…Dominic/Dante was actually one of my all time favorites on GH…

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Truly did not see Dominic Zamprogna leaving General Hospital as Dante, but I do wish him all of the best! As for the character of Dante, I could see him leaving due to Jordan cracking down on how she runs the PCPD; he could get in trouble, and ultimately lose his position. Could they recast? Of course, but it’d be a bit difficult! But, I would welcome it! As for Zamprogna himself, I’d love to see him on another daytime soap if he so chooses. Either Days of Our Lives or The Young and the Restless as nuDiego! And, maybe,… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Both actors, Dom and Marci, chose to leave. I think Marci Miller already has a prime time show lined up (not 100% sure but we’ll hear it soon enough if that’s the case). Dom? It seems he has other things in the works too but not sure if it’s daytime or prime/films.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’m aware they both chose to leave. I’m unsure if either have projects lined up, especially since I’m pretty sure Marci Miller would get back into film work, which is what she was going prior to her joining Days of Our Lives.

Soapluv
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Soapluv

No decent show was willing to hire him anyway but, in the age of ‘me too’ Michael Muhney doesn’t have a prayer. Thank GOODNESS! I’m grateful he’s off my screen and that CBS and everyone else never caved to fans incessant whining and did the right thing even before it was demanded. He’s out of the business where he belongs, IMO.

Timmm
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Timmm

Michael Muhney is OFF Y&R BECAUSE of Hunter King’s allegations. NOW, what is Summer up to? Oh yeah, she is back on the show with her boobs out, shaking her ass at Billy! So, I guess if she is getting paid its okay to be a prick tease? DOUBLE STANDARD! Muhney was a victim of a little spoiled brat!

Soapluv
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Soapluv

Wow! It’s hard to know where to start when you seem not to know the difference between the young actress and her Y&R character, LOL. Michael Muhney’s Adam, one of the most popular characters on the show was not fired and likely blackballed because of Hunter King’s “allegations”. There was much more to actually get him removed from the cast and sent home forever and you NEVER heard him deny it. That speaks volumes to people who get it. CBS does not want the liability. They have proven they know how to do the right and legal thing – fans… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

BUSTED! You are one of these feminists that thinks all men are pigs and women are all victims!

Soapluv
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Soapluv

Not at all. I’m not one dimensional. I am a wife and mother of two grown sons and a daughter and a credentialed professional. I see you’re kind of into baseless name calling and labelling but, as is likely often the case, you’re wrong. I’ve been in the corporate world long enough to know that innocent people immediately defend themselves and their professional reputations unless they know there are witnesses who can refute their lies. Also, I know each employer has to be careful about whom they fire and why or they wind up right back again like Sally on… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Brava, Soapluv! I can’t even believe what I just read…comparing a character and the way the FICTIONAL character dresses on a soap as equal to a REAL man accused of sexual harassment (albeit alleged)! This is the kind of world we live in. For anyone to even make an equivalence between a fictional character’s wardrobe/character’s persona to a real life sexual accusation; well, I commend you on how you handled that “discussion.” The fact the he got ANY thumbs up to those sentiments is depressing and appalling in and of itself. And the anger? The actress is a “spoiled brat?”… Read more »

Soapluv
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Soapluv

Thank you so much. It is always disheartening to see that durn middle aged, MARRIED, father of three given a complete pass for harassment while making the abuser the victim and the real victim the villian. Ugh.
However, enlightenment has danced into the front door and ushered the dark ages to many a dank jail cell. MM can practice his craft in the mirror and keep being ignored. He should be grateful his punishment leaves him free to raise his kids. It’s all good.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Yep; you’re welcome. Funny but your discussion mirrors what’s going on on GH right now. Kiki being seen as the “villain” and accusing the innocent man. Honestly? I’m not sure we do know the truth. I thought it strange he wouldn’t defend himself or sue for defamation. Still, we can’t confirm one way or the other. Seems like he said/she said but there were people who seemed to back up her story. All I know is comments like: “Oh yeah, she is back on the show with her boobs out, shaking her ass at Billy! So, I guess if she… Read more »

Soapluv
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Soapluv

I’m not floored, I’m amused that relics of the past don’t understand times UP. Also, I’m thrilled that CBS gets it but truthfully they knew how much trouble failure to resolve harassment could mean. Especially since from all indications there were witnesses. Numerous people came forward to support. The difference between this story and Kiki’s is MM didn’t have the power his arrogance made him think he had.

Soapluv
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Soapluv

Dominic Zamprogna was a wonderful gift to GH. He is uber skilled and talented and did wonderful work when he first came. Like the victims of poor judgment the current leadership always has been, they under-valued and mistreated him from the day they took over. Frank and Ron and their dedication to their dead show, OLTL. They spent all their energy trying to make Franco likeable, LOL. At least Ron had the decency to leave. I hope Dom lands in a much better role, commensurate with his talent. This show is slithering into oblivion anyway. It’s glory days are definitely… Read more »

Dan S
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Dan S

GH can not stand to have male characters with a moral compass. Such a shame. He is a great actor and the character was wasted.

Phil
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Phil

Jeff Branson said he thinks it would be fun. They should cast him!

Soapluv
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Soapluv

I like him too but, Jeff Branson is much too tall and not marketable as the son of Olivia and Sonny, at all. Plus, Lulu would look like his pet chihuahua.

Shirley
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Shirley

Wish he would have stayed you will be missed just hope you’re not killed off

Soaphound
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Soaphound

DZ is a good actor, is really cute with a great smile and awesome hair. He also seems like a good guy off-screen. The death knell for Dante was saddling him with Lulu, whose character has become a colossal joke and simply can’t be taken seriously any longer. To me, the Valerie affair was another mistake but, once made, should have left Dante free again. He would have survived that and given him more notes to play. That said, I was looking forward to his developing friendship with Chase. Too bad about that, but I wish Dominic the very best.

Tony9999
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Tony9999

Glad the character is leaving. Wish he were taking Sonny, Carly, Jason, Olivia, Michael with him. Bye Bye Bye.

Deborah
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Deborah

What is happening with The? Too many actors leaving!!!

Deborah
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Deborah

Where’s the edit button???????

Susan Allen
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Susan Allen

I want him to come back lulu and him made a great couple is he going to be replaced?

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UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

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NBC’s Days of our Lives is the next production to put a halt in their taping schedule due to a positive coronavirus test result.  This one from member of the production team as reported by Deadline.

The long-running soap will now shut down production for two weeks   According to Deadline, “The cast, crew and staff of the daytime drama were just notified of the temporary shutdown in an email from Corday Productions.”

Taping is slated to resume October 26.  The pause will not delay air dates, and the show’s  original episodes on NBC will not be disrupted.

The individual who received a positive result as part of the production’s Covid-19 protocols has been placed in isolation.   As well, Preliminary contact tracing has been completed, with the people identified as close contacts to the affected individual placed in quarantine for a period of 14 days.

In addition, out of an abundance of caution, Corday productions will have a deep cleaning and disinfecting process for their production facilities, before any taping is to resume.

So, what do you think about the halt in production at DAYS due to a Covid-19?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Seaview circle comes alive again to benefit the Actor’s Fund when the highly successful virtual reunion series “Stars in the House” hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley welcomes cast members from Knots Landing!

Participating in the livestream virtual event will be: Donna Mills (Abby), Joan Van Ark (Val), Michele Lee (Karen), Ted Shackelford (Gary) and Knots Landing’s creator, David Jacobs.

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This is also the first time the leading stars of the legacy primetime CBS soap opera that ran from 1979-1993 will make an appearance together since the passing of their beloved cast member, Kevin Dobson (Mack).

 

This event as well as all others brought to you by Stars in the House is to support those impacted by COVID-19 in the entertainment industry and as Donna Mills expressed: “The Actors Fund helps people in all branches of the entertainment industry during this very difficult time.”

The Knots Landing live reunion is scheduled for Friday October 8th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p. m. PST and you can watch it here.

So, will you be checking out the KL special?  Let us know in the comment section below, but first, if you have not done so already, check out Michael Fairman Channel’s sit-down interview with Michele, Joan and Doona from earlier this year when we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the iconic show.

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