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Ella Lentini Joins General Hospital as Betty Rutherford

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Can you trust this face? Probably, not. That’s the question General Hospital fans will be asking themselves when Ella Lentini debuts on the ABC soap opera on today’s Friday, July 21st episode.

Lentini is taking on the role of Betty Rutherford, who will be the new nanny for Avery, planted by Mason (Nathanyael Grey) and Mason’s boss to keep tabs on Sonny (Maurice Benard), Ava (Maura West) and company.

Ava was completely against this move until Austin (Roger Howarth) informed her that Mason was threatening Ava’s mom, Delia Ryan (Ilene Kristen), so she decided to renege to allow Betty to be her daughter’s Nanny, for now.

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Previously, Ella has been seen on primetime series such as Law & Order: SVU, and 9-1-1.  There is no word on just how long ‘Betty’ will be hanging around Port Charles and causing trouble for the Corinthos clan and Ava.

Let us know your thoughts on Ella’s debut as Betty via the comment section below.

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Now there’s irony for you…..

This young lady looks a HELL of a lot more like a “Molly” than the 40 year old they forced into that role. So instead they’re going to waste Ella on a throwaway pawn of FrAustin & Skinhead Mason who will be gone in a month.

So true

Totally agree

Boy and howdy. I feel the same way. What the heck. SHE is not a Molly! No way, shape or form. She’s tooooo old for TJ. She does not even fit the Davis girls mold. She is not petite and delicate like the others. And, she’s trying too hard to fit the part.
Nope. Someone definitely got this roll wrong! js

Please the 39 year old looks more plausable than the actress playing TJ’s mom. I mean she looks like she could be his sister.

Agreed

What about the “new” Christina?

Kristina** and what about her?

I agree, Satan. And by the way…. another brunette, sharp-featured young actress in the 20–30 yrs. age range. How many is that now?

Don’t need her. Can Gladys too. Sasha story is getting old. Also…paralyzation of Curtis is hardly a new idea. Really???

Agree

I was just thinking that! Same age range, too. Not buying the new Molly at all. I hope they bring Haley Poulos back eventually. She’s young & she may have mental health issues as many of us do.

I think she will be fine and glad to see a new face on GH

The entire “Mason” storyline is one of the dumbest storylines ever on GH. Somebody’s threatening Sonny and his family and Ava allows herself to be manipulated rather than tell him and let him handle it??? Ridiculous! THAT’S WHAT SONNY DOES!!!

Right! Another addition to an already overly bloated cast. In fact, Sonny needs to get on his j-o-b, and get rid of some of these characters, starting with Mason, Austin, and of course, Gladys. She can go first.

And she couldn’t have been nünüMolly, because why?

We can already can predict who & what’s going the writers just mixing up story lines** this same thing that happened to the other soaps every plot is predictable & boring

She looks a lot like Brenda…

She would’ve been a great Molly. The Molly recast too old.

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Kelly Monaco Celebrates 20 Years on GH and Sam’s Evolution: “All the Pieces Don’t Fit Perfectly Yet, But It’s Certainly Not Broken Anymore!”

Sunday, October 1st will mark the 20th anniversary of Kelly Monaco’s debut on General Hospital as Sam McCall.  And as the story goes, when Kelly finished her run on Port Charles as Livvie Locke (2000-2003), and the show had been canceled, the three major networks were all interested in her to join their soaps.

In the end, GH won out and fans of the ABC daytime drama series have been the lucky ones to have Monaco join the A-list cast of the iconic soap. Throughout Sam’s journey in Port Charles, viewers have seen quite the character growth. Sam started on the show as a con and hustler, and bloomed into a bonafide heroine and a private investigator.

Kelly shared with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue, how she viewed the Sam of old, to the Sam of today: “Sam came on to the canvas only having herself and her brother, always taking care of someone, and never being taken care of.  I think the biggest evolution for her is starting from being a really lonely, scared woman and becoming a woman who is still really independent, but is protected by family and friends and love and relationships and loyalty, and she never had that before.”

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In a very poetic way, Monaco added on her character’s development: “She came in bent and broken, and I feel like there’s a lot of her that’s still broken, but she’s constantly sort of putting the Rubik’s Cube together. All the pieces don’t fit perfectly, yet, but it’s certainly not broken anymore.”

Throughout Sam’s two decades in Port Charles she has been in love, suffered terrible lost, found family members, had children, and has been involved in some of the most dangerous and criminal cases involving many a villain as she tried to help bring them to justice.

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Currently, Sam is involved in a romance with Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna).  Viewers wonder if Lulu ever wakes up out of her coma, would that spell trouble for their relationship, and in turn, give Kelly some great meaty story to work with?

Now, in the comment section below, share your congrats to Kelly for her 20-year-run on GH. Then let us know, what has been your favorite Sam story over the years?

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General Hospital’s Roger Howarth Featured in Film ‘What Doesn’t Float’ Hits Theatres

General Hospital and daytime drama favorite, Roger Howarth (Austin), can now also be seen in the independent feature film, What Doesn’t Float, currently premiering in limited release in New York City this weekend, and then on to Los Angeles next on October 6th.

On Howarth’s Instagram account, the talented actor shared some photos from opening night of the film with his co-stars and said: “What Doesn’t Float has conquered lower manhattan!! Thanks to these amazing creatives. Next is Los Angeles! They are beautiful talents and cool sweet people.”

What Doesn’t Float is dark comedy and anthology that follows seven stories in one city. In it, a group of characters, New Yorkers, are at their wits end. When the dailiness of urban life is suspended by unforeseen conflict, each character must make a decision. While the outcomes vary, a unified sense of the city emerges: New York becomes a mirror to the ego reflecting our true character, while the rest sinks to the bottom.

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Howarth takes on the role known as “Paddle Boarder.” Along with Roger, the film stars: Pauline Chalamet, Cindy De La Cruz, Joel Nagle, Larry Fessenden, Declan Eells, Joseph Longo, Chanel & Dior Umoh, Keith Poulson, Lily Sondik, Amir Royale, and Alexra Templer.

What Doesn’t Float comes from the Creative Collective and Gummy Films: Executive Producers David Tedeschi, Bernadette & Michael Fitzgerald, produced by Rachel Walden & Pauline Chalamet, written by Shauna Fitzgerald, directed and edited by Luca Balser.

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For more on screenings in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and more click here.  But have no fear, if you can’t catch a showing you can pre-order a DVD copy here.

Check out the trailer below featuring Howarth, and then let us know if you will catch a screening in an upcoming city or get the DVD, for a chance to see Roger in another intriguing role in his ever-growing list of TV and film credits, via the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: ‘Sprina’ in New York Part Two: Trina and Spencer Make Love

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it what every Sprina fan has wanted and waited for in what seems like an eternity – a love scene between Trina and Spencer where the fan favorite duo finally find themselves between the sheets.

In story, the New York City romantic adventure continued for Trina (Tabyana Ali) and Spencer (Nicholas Chavez) as the shared an intimate dinner, following the theater. Spencer is happy to see Trina so happy. She thanks him for such a beautiful night, and then tells Spencer she loves him very much.

Spencer can’t believe it’s taken Trina so long to say those three little words. He shares that he knows he is not the most patient person. Trina laughs, and says, “You?”

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Next, Spencer tells Trina that he’s loved her since the very first day he met her.  Then, Sprina fans received a heartfelt montage of some Spencer and Trina moments from the history of their relationship. Coming out of the flashbacks, Spencer says, “The best is yet to come.”

When the waiter asks Trina and Spencer if they would like dessert, they both decide to skip it, so they can head back to their hotel to be together. Next, upon arriving back to their room, Trina is touched by all the rose petals strewn across the bed that Spencer arranged before they came back to the hotel.

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Now, alone together, Spencer and Trina make love for the very first time.  Afterwards, they cuddle up and Spencer admits that he’s the happiest when he’s with Trina. They kiss and Sprina fans rejoice!

So, what did you think of part two of ‘Sprina in New York’? Was it everything you had hoped for? ICYMI: check out the montage from today’s episode below, and then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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