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Dominic Zamprogna Reveals He’s Ready to Come Home to General Hospital

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GH’s Dante Falconeri has been off the canvas in Port Charles since he last returned very troubled.  It was then he asked Lulu (Emme Rylan) for a divorce and was headed out of town to get help for a horrific case of PTSD which began when he was in Turkey on a mission.

The actor who had portrayed Dante for all he is worth and then some is multi-Daytime Emmy nominee, Dominic Zamprogna.  Now, in a interview with ABC Soaps In Depth, he reveals he is ready to return to GH on-contract!

Zamprogna shared: “Frank (Valentini, EP  General Hospital) knows I am ready to come home.  I’d be totally open to a contract. There’s so much potential with the character and the story right now. With everything they’ve done since Dante’s been gone, there are so many options, and they’d all be fun to play.”

In a very candid moment, Dominic shared it was last September that he felt the urge to come back to the ABC daytime drama series, and even shared an emotional call with his on-screen father, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) about coming home.

Currently in story, Lulu has been seeing Dustin played by Mark Lawson, which could set up a triangle, if Zamprogna were to return to GH.

So, would you love to see Dominic back on GH full-time? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Randi
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Randi

Absolutely! Would love to see Dominic Zamprogna back on GH!
He’s a great actor!

Kevin C
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Kevin C

I LOVE Dominic and he is sorely missed and always welcome back to GH…

Phil
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Phil

I was all for a recast but if Dom is ready to come back screw that. Bring him back now!

Jimh
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Jimh

That would be great…but we will have to wait until filming starts once more!!!!

Roberta
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Roberta

Bring Dante Home

Anella
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Anella

Yes I would love to se him back on GH

Su000
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Su000

I never cared for Dante character.
why?
because of (hard to tolerate) Lulu.
Lulu is a stomach turner.
If he were to return to GH, I’d have need to FF him
when he’s with Lulu..
eeezzz Lulu is beyond annoying..

I have not missed the Dante character, didn’t notice he’s gone.

If he returns, I’m good with that
but-
if he’s involved with Lulu and brings her upfront, then
Don’t return- stay away..

DMRR
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DMRR

This version of Lulu is nauseating. Horrible.

Su000
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Su000

I remember a step in for Lulu..
I don’t know her name, but I liked her, she was very good;
I want her back.
She was a great relief from the Emmy Lulu..
I was sorry to see her leave when Emme returned..
I read- not many fans like Lulu, this Lulu..

When Lulu and Maxie get together its like watching
two really annoying valley girls..
I waited for Lulu to giggle a loud ”awesome sauce!!”
EEEESSSSHHHH!

SZima
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SZima

Yes, bring Dom back! And while they’re at it, bring Julie Marie Bergman back as Lulu!
I’ve never cared for Emme as Lulu. (Nothing against Emme, I just don’t like her Lulu and the friendship with Maxie isn’t the same either!)

DMRR
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DMRR

Agreed!

Kevin C
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Kevin C

I agree with you 100% on all that you said SZima.

Chantal Côté
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Chantal Côté

So, he’s been wanting to come back for more than 6 months but no one offered him to? Of course, we want him back!

Steve
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Steve

Agreed that DZ is a really good actor. Dante should be brought back if they have a long term story arc for him. Dante was just gliding along he last few years on the show as the writers couldn’t seem to figure out what to do with him. Mostly police-related scenes, which we have Chase (and occasionally Mac) for. As they’ve dropped the potential Josslyn crush storyline with Dustin, the only connection for him, other than Lulu is Brook Lynn. He could easily be written out in one episode (a direction the show should consider for a few characters once… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

Yes !!! Please come back Dante (Dominic)

Connie May
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Connie May

Yes would love to see him come back he is a great actor and sonny gonna need him when mike dies

Satan
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Satan

Thank all that’s unholy. Bring Dante home whenever GH starts taping again. If they could bring the real Lulu back it would be even better, of course. And maybe once Dante comes back, they can finally reveal that Charlotte came from the same batch of embryos that Rocco did, and Val the Bastard was never her father. They already dropped enough hints that this was the case, but never followed up on it, as it wouldn’t have really served any purpose with Dante AWOL. I suspect Dante’s return to Port Charles will come with the sad passing of his grandfather,… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Thing is; Dante has an Extreme case of Complex PTSD (C-PTSD. It is curable.. it is manageable with ‘meds’ and life long treatment/like AA.. Dante could never be a police detective again, never.. He should not even be involved in the lifestyle of the Corinthos/Sonny.. In other words; unless he is portrayed as an actual C-PTSD/ the real deal high-level C-PSTD, Dante will be a joke. He will be living with a shadow within him and without constant care, he will go static. bwaa remember when ”Dylan” had PTSD? that was beyond phoney ((much like Sharon’s 90% family pampering cancer… Read more »

Davy
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Davy

Great actor. It would be nice to have him back. I don’t want him with Lulu, my least favotite character on gh and that’s saying a lot!

Verna Mello
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Verna Mello

We will love to have you back looking forward to your return

Evelyn Heritage
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Evelyn Heritage

Yes please bring him back. He’s a good actor. We miss him.

Rodd
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Rodd

I would really love to see Dominick back as Dante! The sooner, the better.

Cathy
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Cathy

YES!!!!!!!!

SZima
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SZima

What about if/when Dante returns, Lulu stays with Dustin and Dante and Maxie hook up after the bastard Peter is finally outed for all he’s done?
Just a thought…I really don’t want Dante with Lulu anymore. She seems more suited to Dustin.

Gloria
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Gloria

OMG-get your butt home. Let Dustin hook up with Brook Lynn. Dante is needed & missed so much.

Lidia Marques
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Lidia Marques

Yes, yes,Dante, come home

Linda G
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Linda G

I loved when Dante was on GH. If he returns I hope the writers give him a great story line so that he can show the great acting chops he has!!!

gh#1
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gh#1

Dom/Dante come on home please! Can’t wait to see new episodes of GH and you.

Christy Rodriguez
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Christy Rodriguez

Bring Dante back please

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GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

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Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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