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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
Robin

Wow, sad can’t believe it!

Phil
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
Charles Thompson

No!

Colleen
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
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
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
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
Harry

Love interest for Victoria? I could see that.

Shelly
Shelly

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

Caleb
Caleb

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

Lisa
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
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
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
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
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. He really deserved more story as I said above. Interested to see where he lands next and I’ll miss him but I do think they should recast at some point.

su000
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
Violet Lemm

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

Shay
Shay

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

Bren
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
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
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
Sly

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

Steve
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
Violet Lemm

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

Timmm
Timmm

Muhney would work as Nicholas.

Harry
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
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
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 sweet French to his daughter while feeding her ice cream cones and who shudders and stutters when he sees Robert Scorpio.

rebecca1
rebecca1

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

:/

Harry
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 everything and everybody–they are, as Gatsby described Tom and Daisy Buchanan, “reckless people” who go around smashing other people’s lives.

rebecca1
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 pure as “Sparkle Pony.” Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You KNOW I never used that descriptive for our dearly departed Sabrina but I was feeling “rebellious” lolololo…but you get my drift? Carly’s as far away from innocence as Nell is from sanity.

Jason? He lost his mind a long time ago. He has no direction without Carly and Sonny pointing the way.

Jamesj75
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
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
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
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
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 this show that much dumbed down. come on ! Nina and Valentin don’t know any better? what is it? “Ashford and McColl ” okey dokey… our little Nancy Drew.. has to do something… by all appearances… even Steve Burton isn’t fighting to romance her. WHEW

Shay
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
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 have not seen JL playing both Kevin and Ryan in the same time, do check him out on Youtube. It really is a thing of beauty.

Steve
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Steve

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

mhb
mhb

send him to the wsb.

Charday
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
Carrie

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

Satan
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
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
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
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 complicity. Or the recent Jim Harvey/Franco/Drew story. And while I’m not a Carly fan, Nelle trying to make her go crazy. Still have the image of Julian with a knife at Alexis’s throat. Let us not forget the never ending Morgan story. Now we get ready for Jason saving Carly in that awful mental asylum which should be shutdown, and Kiki against Dr. B. No wonder the GH ratings are down.

Timmm
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
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 still “damaging” Peter August . pretty soon he’ll be crying out for his mommy.

Shay
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
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
rebecca1

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

Rose
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
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
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
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
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 prefer Liesl as a “lone wolf psychopath!” By the way, I replied to your previous post of some weeks ago to me, and it didn’t make it online. I was going to try again, but that was before people were getting notices to responses and I figured that you probably wouldn’t check back that far at this late date. Hopefully, the continuity of this new website will continue to improve…there still seems to be a bit of a disconnect with keeping a dialogue going…too many different GH threads in my opinion….no chance to really create those detailed discussions of old and interact in the same manner. But things are getting better….slowly, but surely! Hope all is well with you…Later!

rose
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 it’s because I really like baseball and don’t like to see the bat used so effectively by Dr. O as a weapon. And maybe because a member of my family was accidently in the wrong section of Oakland visiting her cousin, got brutalized by a gang, and had to spend time in the hospital. If I disliked violence before, I really dislike it now,,,especially in my “drop-out-of-the- real-world” soaps. And like you I am trying to negotiate the new MF TV site. Prefer the older version. Sorry Michael.

rebecca1
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
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
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 lives when there is a realization of how fragile and important life is. No one needs any additional stress, darkness, or ugliness. I wish for more positive, life-affirming repartee here and elsewhere. Best to you, Friend! 🙂

rebecca1
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 because of a few who use it for the wrong reasons. As you noticed, there was no reason to give a thumbs down to our pleasant exchange; it was just done maliciously and continues. A shame that a new site carries with it the same posters who feel half the fun is targeting “the enemy.” I was going to ignore it but the bigger point is, why should it be allowed to continue? It was allowed on the former site to a very detrimental, vicious degree. Hoping this will bring attention to the matter and nip it in the bud.

Let’s write a poem! 🙂 Hugs to you!

Jamesj75
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 people we “meet” here, even though not in person, can truly make our day, make us smile, and make us feel good about ourselves. You (as well as Reed) have done that for me today. And I thank you for that! Hugs to you, too! 🙂

rose
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
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
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. As a mainly non-violent person I have really bad thoughts towards theses killers with guns. In this day and age you just have to grab onto the good stories that can still happen everyday. Usually the major networks feature one of them at the end of their news broadcasts since we know if it bleeds that’s what leads. Gotta keep positive.

rebecca1
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 have the time do try to watch Poldark in its entirety. Truly worth it in my opinion. Aidan Turner is exquisite.

Never saw The Handmaiden’s Tale but I heard good things. Don’t subscribe to Hulu. But now I have to sign up to Netflix for Lucifer; hope it’s as good as it was on the network.

Ugh. Hadn’t heard about the murder of the lion. Despicable beyond belief that taking life is a “sport.”

Abruzzfan
Abruzzfan

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

rebecca1
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
Reed

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

Jamesj75
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
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
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
rebecca1

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

rose
rose

Harry…Totally agree.

Shay
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 never seemed to notice or show any concern for this obvious attempt to drive a wedge between us, despite the fact that we always enjoyed a respectful and cordial dialogue for a number of years. During our lengthy “friendship,” you told me that you were not well-versed on the history of this situation and that you were not going to take sides, which I appreciated. You claimed you would remain neutral and I took you for your word as a gentleman, but alas, it certainly has not appeared that way to me when one demonstrates such effusive praise for somebody who has been extremely nasty to me, not to mention many others here, yet I chose not to call you on it until now. Given you’ve always been so well-mannered and fair-minded in your posts to me, I admit I was both surprised and disappointed that you have more recently seemed to change your attitude on that matter, and I sincerely trust that it’s not down to our aforementioned differences in political philosophies, since that has certainly not dimmed my affection for you…I truly liked the notion that we could civilly discuss such matters here…..At any rate, I have to admit I am more than amused that the very people who clamored for the voting feature in the first place are now the ones complaining about the results. We all get both positive and negative votes, but nobody else has felt the need to grouse about them…Personally, I think it’s a silly aspect to the website, although for the sake of expediency, I do find it handy to give the thumbs up to the many posts that I like when I have limited time to reply to them. Having said that, most of my votes are of the positive variety, and to numerous individuals, at that….Furthermore, not that it’s anyone’s business, but that downvote in question was not mine….even though I heartily concur with it. Considering the countless individuals who have been lambasted by this poster, it amazes me that there were not more…..just the myriad efforts to discredit Timmm, CeeCee and me should be enough to demonstrate the lengths that this person has often gone to spread ill-will and that doesn’t take into account the assorted others who have also been epically bashed on repeated occasions. Maybe you truly are not aware of all of this if you haven’t… Read more »

Jamesj75
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 do I appear sympathetic to you while at the same time appearing sympathetic to someone you deem unworthy of my kindness? For the record, I don’t support anyone being “nasty” to you, just as I don’t support someone being “nasty” to others. Because I extend a compliment or kind word to someone you may not like does not translate into hostility toward you, just as when I extend a compliment or kind word to you, that shouldn’t translate into hostility toward anyone else. Quite frankly, as you know, I like you, just as I like others you have mentioned by name, one person you haven’t mentioned by name, as well as other terrific people here at this site. 🙂

I AM NOT ON MY SOAPBOX, BUT ON A SOAP WEBSITE!

I have tried on occasion, and most recently in my reply to rebecca1, to get people here to forgive and forget, start anew, unite. I’ve made allowances for how these misunderstandings can unfortunately escalate. I’ve made the case for greater empathy, understanding, patience, and good will.

TODAY THE ROLE OF PEACEMAKER WILL BE PLAYED BY JAMESJ75.

I will make one more (final) plea. And just so you know, this is for ALL involved: can we please put an end to these disputes? Please… All that happened in the past isn’t worth rehashing. Who was right and who was wrong aren’t worth revisiting. We’re an opinionated bunch: that’s why we’re here in the first place. Let’s forget the past and begin again with a clean slate. It will make us ALL feel good! I’m sure that those who are disinterested in these skirmishes are tired of them, and even they will feel good!

I’M SURE DOMINIC ZAMPROGNA WOULDN’T WANT TO SEE INFIGHTING ON A PAGE THAT CELEBRATES HIM.

One of the most generous, gracious things we can do is forgive one another. Another is to apologize to one another. When a sincere apology is tendered, when a sincere moment of forgiveness is offered, all those involved feel so much better, and a weight is lifted. I’m certainly imperfect, and I apologize to anyone I may have ever offended at this site. I respectfully challenge others here to drop the antagonism and embrace (hug, if you will) the warm camaraderie. We will ALL be the better for it…

PEACE

Shay
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 notion that there can be occasional misunderstandings and miscommunications on a website such as this and we should all rise above them with both grace and generosity of spirit—which I have quite willingly done with various posters here—on an emotional basis, I do believe that the particular situation which is being spotlighted goes so much deeper than most. When a person has been called (amongst other highly-insulting things…) heartless, vile and uncaring simply for stating their honest opinions, that is not a misstatement…it is an intentional, purposeful aspersion on another’s character. If that is not bad enough, to project and assign nefarious motives and beliefs, not to mention, to parse the choice of perfectly legitimate words one uses to express themselves in an attempt to besmirch them, goes way beyond a simple disagreement of points of view…especially when extremely ugly accusations of prejudice against certain groups are lobbed. As an individual who has always comported myself in a civilized, polite aspect that strictly adheres to the highest of social mores and manners, I can tell you that I have never encountered in my “real life” such undignified, unfounded charges, so to be treated to them here is simply not acceptable to me—nor should they be to anyone else when truly unwarranted, as we have also occasionally witnessed. For many years, I have happily and cordially engaged with a vast variety of people here who one can safely assume to be of all different “stripes,” whether according to race, sexuality, gender, religion or yes, even political affiliation…..and if I felt other than kindly disposed toward them, then I simply wouldn’t be here….period! Yet, the persistent meme that I “think” or “feel” otherwise has been repeatedly proferred for readers’ consumption. Quite frankly, I don’t think anybody would be pleased with such libelous labeling, so to suggest that I should simply find it within myself to get over it and give a “free pass” to such scurrilous past behavior really is asking too much, particularly when no apology has ever been forthcoming for any of these incidents, and I wouldn’t expect or entertain one under the circumstances anyway because I couldn’t believe it to be genuinely meant in a heartfelt fashion. Please understand, I am not being difficult just for the sake of it or because I wish to continue this situation….it’s actually the exact opposite. For years, I have repeatedly asked for… Read more »

rebecca1
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 were transcripts of the relentless days-on attacks that went on for two years in a row (or three, not sure). To clarify, not YEARS, LOL, as in daily for a year, but about a three day full on attack by Shay, another and some posters who popped up out of the blue (both years) and then “disappeared.” It was ME who was attacked, and yet these “mysterious posters” came on shouting how rude, insulting, etc, etc… I didn’t even know what they were talking about!!!! My entire thing has been the ongoing ageism here which started with Alexis. Comments like her “wrinkled boobs” having sex she was described as “rutting”, her over-the-top hormones for a “woman of “her age”…she should be with someone age appropriate and wasn’t ” attractive enough to get “Julian”… “Olivia Falconeri” was younger and more attractive and so SHE should be with him, etc, etc.

Valerie was described as not “worthy” of being a Spencer and not “blonde” enough. So, these comments went beyond the fictional aspects of a soap and into age/race judgements. The same “poster” feels that Meghan Markle is disgracing the “royal family.” Pattern? Valerie disgracing the Spencers? Markle the blue-blooded “royals?” Same as the “unruly minority” that started trouble…

I’ve attempted many times to move along and just address the soaps. But the same “asides” that just occurred to you about me without “mentioning my name” has been a constant with Shay. And she seems to be surprised and taken aback when I then feel the need to respond. Those arguments about ageism happened a few years ago. I’m not going to change her opinion, whether it be about women and age or who’s blonde enough or whether someone who loves cats is not to her liking…or whether hunting and killing animals is an acceptable “sport.”

Needless to say, we’re different in every way imaginable. However, if she can leave her hostility at the Fairman door, I think we’ve both vented enough to last a few lifetimes, then that’d be a great thing. Let’s acknowledge that we don’t like each other; we don’t. And move on…

Abruzzfan
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
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
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 re-build of this once great franchise begin!

rebecca1
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
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 up on your former site…Additionally, I even initially had trouble with my high-security smartphone allowing me access to this new format…it took my permitting four different exceptions before it finally stuck, so, yes, the learning curve is a bit steeper than to what we’ve all previously become accustomed! But I shall persist…and please don’t be offended that some of us are taking to task certain aspects of this current version….it really only means that we so beloved your old MFSoaps…it was a true haven for keeping up with not just our shows, but those we consider dear friends, and all in a most intimate, inviting atmosphere…this newfangled, more technically-sophisticated format will just take some getting used to, but it is definitely worth the hours spent acclimating to it! Lastly, thank you for taking notice of our many comments and addressing them in such a personal fashion…I’ve already seen much improvement in making this experience more user-friendly, so kudos for that, and best wishes for a long and successful run with this latest incarnation of your eponymous website!

Nik
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
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 struggle is reflective of really poor writing and direction. Dante got this right, he took himself out of the equation and just reacted. From that, I could tell he is a powerful and effective actor.

Patrick
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 “sam” went on that vacation… we’ve never seen one scene with Jason or Drew lusting after Kelly Monaco’ Sam… who, along with Michael are complete bore

as with most all posts… what a wasted character.. and a huge loss for this show. God how I missed Julie Berman… they were magnetic !!!!

can’t even digest this yet… sad at this news

dmr
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
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
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
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
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
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
Satan

Well that sucks

Mister Media
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 squandered”. Long live GH!

dmr
dmr

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

Timmm
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
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
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 mother to the baby that he & Lucas are going to adopt. Presumably Nelle’s plan there would be to get Michael to fall for her again, pretend to lose the baby, guilt Michael into staying with her(probably by blaming it all on Carly)and meanwhile the baby ends up with Brad & Lucas, with nobody else ever knowing who the mother was, but fascinated by the fact that the kid kinda looks like Brad.

Jimh
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
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
dmr

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

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

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

Omar
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
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)
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, Marci Miller could join him there and they could be the next “it” couple.

I support him wherever the winds take him and wish him nothing but the absolute best!

rebecca1
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)
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
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
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
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 opinions notwithstanding. I commend the network for that. Real world solutions to real world problems. And yes, Summer is back. Hunter is free to come and go as she pleases. She is not the pig, MM is so, he was removed from her career path and all is well. It’s not a double standard, it’s the legal standard and it is not going away because some fans “like” him. Though I felt sorry initially for his wife and kids, it was more because it may have been a shock to his family. I couldn’t care less about MM.

Timmm
Timmm

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

Soapluv
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 B&B.
I also know ratings are the name of the game and Muhney had a positive impact on ratings but then, good male actors in their 30’s are plentiful in LA and as has been proven, he was not irreplaceable. If you want to believe he’s a victim, that’s your prerogative but, I disagree and I’m glad he’s not on my screen. Too bad it means he’s also not on yours.

rebecca1
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?” Lottsa rage there.

I agree with you, Soapluv.

Soapluv
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
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 is getting paid its okay to be a prick tease?” absolutely floor me.

Soapluv
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
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 in the rear view mirror.

Dan S
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
Phil

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

Soapluv
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
Shirley

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

Soaphound
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
Tony9999

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

Deborah
Deborah

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

Deborah
Deborah

Where’s the edit button???????

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If you missed Thursday night’s season premiere of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman it was a broadcast full of surprises, fun, and intriguing intel as some of the biggest names in the soap opera genre helped kick-off the series 2018 run of episodes.

Joining Michael in-studio as guest co-host was General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos).  The show began with a guest call-in to surprise Laura, which was revealed to be daytime drama icon, and four-time Daytime Emmy winner, Kim Zimmer (Ex-Reva) of Guiding Light.  Laura and Kim worked together on the beloved CBS soap where they played sisters.  Kim expressed how much she enjoys checking out General Hospital and the actors performances she has loved watching which included: Max Gail (Mike), and the recently exited Nelle (Chloe Lanier), among others.  Michael, Laura, and Kim bantered on the actresses time on GL and more.

Next, GH’s Michael Easton (Finn) joined the show where he discussed the release of his upcoming 20th anniversary edition of his book 18 Straight Whiskeys, working on GH opposite Finola Hughes (Anna) and Jessica Tuck (Cassandra).  During his segment, Michael Fairman asked Easton to play a game show segment he prepared for him, which was called, “Michael, Who Said That?” In it, Michael Easton had to guess which one of his many soap characters was he portraying in the scene in the audio clip, and it made for one of the highlights of the night.

Calling in from New York City was Stacy Haiduk, who is about to make her debut this week on the August 21st of Days of our Lives as Susan Banks, replacing Eileen Davidson in the role.  Susan is back on the canvas just as John and Marlena’s wedding is about to begin.  The question is: Will more of Davidson’s roles be played by Haiduk during her upcoming rum on the show?  We chatted with Stacy about working on DAYS, and taking over the one-of-a-kind role of Susan made soap-famous by Emmy winner, Davidson.

Then, The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott) was our special guest in the studio.  Jason talked about Billy’s latest stumble back into his gambling addiction, Phyllis’ fling with Nick, and if Billy will be able to resist the seduction attempts by Phyllis’ daughter, Summer on upcoming episodes.  Jason fielded several questions from fans who called-in to chat with him during his segment.  As well, throughout the broadcast, several listeners were able to get through the busy phone lines to pose a question to our guests.

Michael surprised the listeners with none other than Maurice Benard (Sonny) of General Hospital as the last guest on the show.  Maurice was celebrating his 25th anniversary as Sonny on the ABC daytime drama series.  With Maurice, some of the funniest moments of the night occurred when Jason and Laura recounted what happened the first time they met him.  Maurice also expressed that this past week, he taped some of his most favorite scenes of all-time, and Laura said they have been very emotional.  As announced, look for a special Sonny-centric episode in September in honor of Benard’s 25 years as Port Charles’ top mobster.

Finally, one lucky caller won a pair of tickets to the GH Fantasy Event in Atlanta, Georgia, during our game show trivia segment, when he had the correct answers (with an assist from Jason Thompson) to the questions.

Now, below click on the play button and hear the replay of the Soap Nation Live Season Premiere with Laura Wright, Kim Zimmer, Michael Easton, Stacy Haiduk, Jason Thompson, and Maurice Benard.

If you want to hear past episodes of the show, click here.

Let us know in the comment section below what was your favorite part of the season premiere.

Listen to “Soap Nation Live Season Premiere 2018” on Spreaker.

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Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, Passes Away As Soap Stars & Fans Remember Her Love For Her Soaps: Y&R and B&B

The world continues to mourn the loss of the one and only, Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who died this past Thursday at age 76.   For some time, Aretha had been batting advanced pancreatic cancer.  The voice that meant so much to so many, and inspired so many female vocalists of today can never be replaced, and her songs and performances will live on in our hearts forever.

Over the last few days, television news programs have brought to us some heartbreaking, emotional, and uplifting moments from her dear friends: the incomparable Stevie Wonder, who shed tears while speaking of Aretha on the CBS Morning News, and with whom he went to see shortly before she died,  as well as Franklin’s longtime friend, Smoky Robinson, who spoke about his relationship with host Robin Roberts on Good Morning America.

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This weekend, several tributes are on tap paying tribute to the mighty Franklin including those on TV One, and on OWN, with Oprah Winfrey’s Remembering Aretha Franklin: The Oprah Interview  tonight at 8PMEST.

But daytime fans were clued in to the fact that Aretha had a passion for the soaps.  She loved The Young and the Restless, and the character of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden).  In fact, Aretha was thrilled to be asked to help introduce the Y&R Daytime Drama Series nomination clip package at the Daytime Emmys in 1997.  She expressed why she was superfan of the show: “I watch it in the morning. I watch it when I’m at home. I watch it when I’m in concert. I watch it when I’m asleep …  I watch it!”   And one of the main reasons she loved Y&R, was Victor Newman: “Victor is one of my favorite characters in The Young and the Restless.  I love the way he makes his approach to a woman.  He’s the all-time player.”  The ‘Queen of Soul’ even did her own impersonation of him.

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At the 2005 Daytime Emmys, Aretha presented the Outstanding Drama Series Award alongside Eric Braeden.  It was a thrill for her, and also notable for Braeden as he tweeted about his mishap where he accidentenly said, “God Bless, Eric Braeden,” when he meant to say, “God Bless, Bill Bell”.

Upon learning the news of Franklin’s passing, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Eva Basler (VP Communications for Bell-Phillip Productions and The Bold and the Beautiful) recalled on Twitter: “It was my first year at The Bold and the Beautiful & we were at rehearsals in NYC.  Aretha Franklin was on stage & looked down to the floor & screamed, “RIDGE! THORNE!” excited to see them in the front row. Later, I had the honor of escorting Susan Flannery & her thru the gifting suite.”

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The official show Twitter feed posted: “The cast & crew of The Bold and the Beautiful are sending prayers & good thoughts up to Aretha Franklin & her family. Some of our cast met The Queen of Soul, who is a huge fan of B&B, at Radio City Music in NYC Pictured here with Susan Flannery. We LOVE you Aretha!”

Throughout the last few days so many soap stars have posted their sadness on the loss of Franklin, and what she meant to their lives and to all of ours.

Now below, watch the two moments of Aretha’s from the Daytime Emmys were she talks her love of Y&R, and presents with Eric Braeden.  Followed by the emotional interview with Stevie Wonder on the CBS This Morning and then Smokey Robinson’s remembrances. 

Then let us know your thoughts on the passing of Aretha, your favorite song of hers, and how wonderful it was to know that this American treasure was actually a soap opera fan, just like so many of you via the comment section below.

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Maddison Brown Joins ‘Dynasty’ As Kirby Anders

Another familiar character to longtime Dynasty fans has been cast for its upcoming second season; that of the very troubled, Kirby Anders.

In the CW reboot, newcomer Maddison Brown has nabbed the role, originally played in the ABC version by Kathleen Beller.

According to EW.com, the character description reads: “Kirby grew up in the staff’s living quarters with her father, estate manager Joseph Anders, and sides more with the downstairs occupants than the upstairs.  She has a fraught history with the Carringtons, specifically a tempestuous relationship with Fallon that was the reason for Kirby’s exile from the Manor years ago.  And while she returns to Atlanta to make amends with her father, she will certainly continue wreaking havoc on the Carringtons.”

Brown is listed as a series regular for the new season.

Dynasty returns with all-new episodes on Friday, October 12th at 8PMEST.

So, what do you think of Kirby being back on the canvas against the Carringtons? Comment below

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