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DWTS ALL-STARS: GH's Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy Paso Doble Lands Them Tied At The Top Of The Leaderboard!

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It was fantastic night of dancing for General Hospital favorite and former Dancing with the Stars season one champ, Kelly Monaco (Sam)!

On tonight’s Dancing with the Stars All-Stars competition, Kelly and her dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy wowed the audience and the judges with their sizzling Paso Doble!   For tonight’s episode the celebrities got to be the creative director’s of their own routine, and the routine had to be chosen from an iconic dance from a previous season of Dancing with the Stars.

For Kelly and Val’s Paso Doble performance, the judges comments ranged from: “I’m tingling with pleasure,” from Bruno, to Carrie Ann Inaba stating,  “You’re the couple to watch.”   And Len Goodman topped it off with a comment to Kelly of, “Where did that come from?”   Soap fans will have noticed also that Kelly’s on-screen mom, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH) was cheering Kelly on from the audience and was all smiles after Kelly’s performance.

After the judges scores, and a rousing night of competition that saw some of the best dances ever in the history of DWTS, Kelly and Val scored a 27 landing them at the top of the leaderboard tied with Melissa Rycroft and her dance partner Tony Dovolani!

Bristol Palin, who last week was saved from the bottom three, had a meltdown earlier in the week during rehearsals with her partner, Mark Ballas, which was documented and shown during the broadcast.  Palin and Ballas ended up once again with the lowest score from the judges this week with a 22.5.   Many thought that the best performance of the night belonged to Olympic Champion, Shawn Johnson, and her partner, Derek Hough!  The duo performed a quickstep with flips, jumps, and that’s putting it mildly.  While the couple did break the rules, they did not suffer to much in the scoring as they are still in the number two position in the leaderboard.  Bruno exclaimed, “It’s one of the best dances, if not the best in all 15 seasons.”

After the jump, watch Kelly and Val’s Paso Doble, then let us know what you thought of their performance? And, who do you think will go home tomorrow night in the double elimination?  Let us know!

 

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Connie
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Connie

loved, loved, loved it! almost as excited by it as Nancy Grahn! lol. Her gorgeous face fit the dance perfectly.

Betty
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Betty

If Kelly is eliminated tonight and Palin winds up staying…..I think…. I…. will have a meltdown.

Ellen
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Ellen

Val and Kelly certainly earned that shared top spot last night. She was so very poised and did a stunning job with Val. They do make a great team. If you feel the same, please vote to keep them in the competition. Sometimes with this show, when someone does so well, people tend to not vote for them thinking that they will be fine, but as many of us know, that is not always the case, so vote for Kelly and Val if you enjoyed their top-ranked performance!!!! Kudos to Kelly and Val, great job, and whether it is real… Read more »

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lou

I thought the performance that Kelly Monaco did with Val was ab-solutely Sam-sational.. it well paid off after taking off from GH to create this truly grand Paso Doble Dance. Kelly, my girl you go now.. bravo bravo Sam..

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1loveabcsoaps

No Kelly hasn’t taken off GH. She said she is working while rehearsal and would have just one week of vacation. That weeks vacation maybe ths week. I heard her say she would be on vacation for a week, last week. Anyway, that was about the BEST Paso Dobla dance I have ever seen on the show. I love to see Kelly made up, accentating her Italian heritaage.

BOnnie
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BOnnie

Bravo, Ole’ they were great!

Nikki
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Nikki

I was SO proud of Kelly last night! She danced like a pro and totally showed the audience (and her competiters!) that she deserves her spot in this all-star season! Her and Val’s chemistry was on fire, she played the role in the paso perfectly, her footwork and lines were incredible- I was so impressed! Loved every second and can’t wait to see her dance again next week!

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1loveabcsoaps

Kelly was FANTASTIC. My honey saw her dance , along with Melissa’s, Shawn’s and Derryck”s, Emitts, and Bristols….. and he said Kelly’s was BEST. NOW, as for ABCD-dumb network. SHAME SHAME SHAME on the network for inviting Bristol Palin on for the All-Star Reunion. Why? Here you have former OUTSTANDING winner’s being VOTED off, because of the strong following as the Tea-Party. I thought this was a Dance, yes Dance competition, NOT A POPULARITY competiton. ABC knew this was an All-Star cast and many of them were 1st and 2nd place CHAMPIONS. Therefore, they take this competiton seriously; they have… Read more »

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Did you see Bristol’s face? I know, I would have ELIMINATED myself. I would not have allowed ABC to use…….. me as their guinny pig. Bristol knows what happened last time, so she had an expectation of what WOULD happen THIS time. Bristol was ALSO, feeling the HEAT and is WHY she had the MELT DOWN in rehearsal with Mark. She knew she wasn’t as good and should be eliminated. The order to leave should have been as follows: Pam, Bristol, Kristie, and Joey for starter’s. They need to change the over-all final judging to be the decision of the… Read more »

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Wednesday morning, Oct 10th. 8:22 am. I just saw Drew and Elio on Good Morning America. I am PROUD of Drew. He brought it up and brought it up so eloquently, rather than just saying he was ” ok ” with being voted off so soon. He said, he’s a fan of the show, and he ” wants the show to GET THIS MONKEY OFF IT’S BACK about people being on the show that shouldn’t be, and continue on to being a crediable show “. How frank was he and eloquent, OPPOSE to trying to make us believe he is… Read more »

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Kin Shriner Celebrates 45-Year Milestone as General Hospital’s Scott Baldwin

What would General Hospital be without Kin Shriner, who has always played Scott Baldwin to the hilt with unique style and acting chops? Today on August 2nd, Kin marks his 45th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, and the series just would never be the same without his four decades plus of performances, making him an enduring fan favorite.

Shriner debuted on GH back on this date in 1977.  Scott’s love story with Laura (Genie Francis) would begin to set a new trajectory for GH. Later, when Laura married Luke (Tony Geary) in 1981, and Scott made a shocking appearance at the reception and caught the bouquet, the character turned to the dark side which started a new era of story for Scott/Laura/Luke and more.

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Scott is the stepson of attorney, Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and Dr. Gail Adamson (the late Susan Brown); although through the years they tangled over differences, the family loved and cared for one another.

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In more recent years, Scott’s legal eagle courtroom antics are always a must-see for viewers, as well as any time Shriner gets to show Scott’s emotional side, such as the time he learned his son Franco (Roger Howarth) had died.

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Kin’s scenes with his current on-screen love interest, Kathleen Gati (Liesl) are always a delight for GH fans, as well.

In addition to his General Hospital run, Shriner appeared as Scott in the GH spinoff; Port Charles from 1997-2000 and again in 2001.

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Share your congratulations to Kin on his 45th anniversary in the comment section, and then let us know what has been your favorite Scott Baldwin scene through the years. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out our interview last year with Kin on the Michael Fairman Channel below.

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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

On last Thursday and Friday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC soap opera finally moved the story forward with the reveal to Ava (Maura West) that Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Esme (Avery Pohl) slept together, and within it, fans got to witness the beginning of the fallout and the reaction as played by three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and enduring fan favorite, Maura West.

As one might expect, the material in the hands of the mighty West, and the acting choices she makes are always intriguing and masterful.

In story, things start to unravel for Ava, when outside Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) courtroom trial, Esme and Ava have a confrontation.  It is there that Esme snarks at Ava, that she has the ability to destroy her world.  When Ava dares her to try, Nikolas shows up on the scene begging Esme to stop.  However, a manipulative Esme says, “Too late, I’m ending this right here, right now.” After lighting the fire, Esme walks off telling Nikolas to have a nice chit chat with his wife.

Next, Ava and Nikolas go to a private office, and Nikolas tells her that he made a huge mistake. A now suspicious Ava, asks, “What kind of mistake?” Nikolas then goes on to explain how he slept with Esme, just once, when he thought his relationship with Ava had tanked and had suffered irreparable damage.

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What comes after was where West shined, as a sarcastic Ava quipped, “Poor you, seduced by a high school graduate.”  Ava, then launches into that she thought she married a man, but instead she married a spineless weakling, and now she is going to burn him to the ground.

Later at Wyndemere, as Esme is frantically packing her suitcase and taking with her the all-important envelope linking her to Ryan (Jon Lindstrom), Ava appears and a confrontation begins with Ava calling out Esme as a, “conniving little whore”. Esme flaps back that Ava slept with both Morgan and Sonny (Maurice Benard)! Having put two and two together, Ava says she know that Esme is responsible for the revenge sex tape of Cameron (Willian Lipton) and Joss (Eden McCoyand setting fire to her car.

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Ava has wised up from all of Esme’s nasty statements and has come to realize that everything Esme has done including sleeping with Nikolas, feels like a targeted, planned attack on her, and she knows there is more to this story than Esme has ever let on.  When Ava spots the envelope in Esme’s suitcase, she goes to get it, but Esme grabs it from her. Then, with a steely warning, Ava tells Esme that she will be going to the courthouse now to exonerate Trina, and if she doesn’t, Ava will make sure Esme disappears and no one will ever be able to find her alive.

Now, while some viewers may be waiting for a knock-down drag-out catfight, we don’t know what will happen on Monday or Tuesday’s episode, but sometimes it’s more delicious just letting the words and its intentions drive the action, and West delivered the goods in spades in scenes with Marcus Coloma and Avery Pohl.

For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Maura West’s work as The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Maura’s performance in the scenes where Ava finds out Nikolas slept with Esme and Ava’s confrontation later with Esme? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section.  But firstm check out some moments from West’s performance below.

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Tony Dow, ‘Leave it to Beaver’ and ‘General Hospital’ Alum, Still Alive But in ‘Last Hours’ Despite Reports On His Death

UPDATED:  Since the original posting of this article, Tony Dow has now passed away.  On Wednesday, July 27th his son, Christopher confirmed his death on Facebook sharing: “Tony passed away earlier this morning, with his loving family at his side to see him through this journey.  We know that the world is collectively saddened by the loss of this incredible man. He gave so much to us all and was loved by so many. One fan said it best—“It is rare when there is a person who is so universally loved like Tony.”’

The original post below is the story on how Tony’s wife, Lauren Dow, had shared that her husband was still alive after erroneous news articles on his death were premature:

Lauren Dow, the wide of Tony Dow, best-known of his role of Wally Cleaver – the All-American older brother of “Beaver” Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) on the TV sitcom, Leave it to Beaver, shares that he is still alive amid previous reports of his passing early today.

Earlier, Tony’s management team had posted news of Dow’s death at the age of 77 on a Facebook post, but that has since been taken down.

Now comes word from Lauren to ABC7 in Los Angeles, that her husband is still breathing, but is in hospice care in their home.  She admitted that based on some health issues that happened overnight, she inferred that Tony had passed away when she informed people close to her and the family.

However, Dowd’s son Christopher confirmed to PEOPLE that his father, “is still alive but in his last hours. Under hospice care.”

Daytime fans recall that Tony played the part of Ross Jeanelle on General Hospital back in the mid-70’s.   On GH, Ross was investigating the murder of Dr. Phil Brewer and in story, Ross also dated nurse Beth Maynard, who was the sister of Diana Taylor.

Some of Dow’s other TV credits included: Adam-12, Mod Squad, Emergency, The Love Boat, and Murder, She Wrote plus he directed numerous TV episodes.

Share your thoughts and prayers for Tony Dow and his family via the comment section.

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