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Emma Samms Returning to General Hospital After Battle with Long Covid

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Looks like fans of ABC’s General Hospital will finally learn more about Holly Sutton’s whereabouts; with the news today that Emma Samms is finally returning to the ABC daytime drama series in her signature role.

Samms, who briefly reprised the part in 2020, had to put her major return on hold after contracting Covid-19.  However, Samms then suffered from a protracted bout of long Covid, which kept her away even longer.

Now, Deadline is reporting that Emma is returning to GH in October.

The actress last appeared on the soap back in September of 2020.  At that time, and in story, Holly was presumed dead, but then was revealed to be alive, but locked in a cell in Monte Carlo.

In a statement, Emma shared: “I can’t believe that it’s been 40 years since I first appeared on General Hospital and that, once again, I get to play the wonderful character of Holly Sutton.  No one is more interested in what’s happened to her since we saw her two years ago, being held captive by a mysterious villain, than me!”

Also in a statement, GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini offered up: “I am thrilled the wonderful Emma Samms will be returning to the canvas in October, so we can continue telling Holly’s story and the fans can finally see what happened after we learned she was alive and being held hostage!”

So, excited to learn Emma is coming back to GH? Who do you think will eventually be revealed as Holly’s captor? Comment below.

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Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

Yay. Great news

Satan
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Satan

Most Unholy News! The only thing that would make it better is Luke & Jason coming back with her. All indications are that she & Jason would be in the same location – the Cassadine island “prison” and if Victor Cassadine faked Luke’s death (or “neutralized” him, in his exact words) that would be the place he would have been moved to. Bring ’em all back. And since Roswell NM, is wrapping up, you might as well have Ethan involved in the rescue of his mother, and the guy he believes is his father (though I still say that was… Read more »

anne
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anne

Would Anthony Geary be willing to leave Amsterdam for a return to General Hospital?

Scott (ATWT fan)
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Scott (ATWT fan)

Doubt it. Pretty sure he only came back that one time, because of Jane Elliot’s retirement for her.

Satan
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Satan

I doubt he would have any interest in returning “full time”, but I believe he’s said he might be interested in a short term visit, if the story was good. This one could be, if they did it right.

Stefano
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Stefano

Emma Samms welcome back to General Hospital as Holly. Emma is a wonderful actress and still looks gorgeous.

aria
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aria

I’m looking forward to her return, more Robert and the old gang.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

A little legacy star quality is welcome

Soaphound
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Soaphound

It’s always nice to have a fresh blast from the past, especially GH’s better days. Too bad Holly’s sexy son Ethan (Nathan Parsons) is busy in prime time…wouldn’t mind a dose of him right now.

Satan
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Satan

He ain’t all that busy. His show is in the last season, with about 2 more episodes left, so he’s already done filming it. It got canceled, with pretty much 80% of the CW network. That’s not to say he hasn’t been looking for other gigs, but considering he went from the vampire show on CW to the alien show on CW, that network’s demise has probably made it somewhat more difficult for him to find more work. He’s been open to short term returns at GH before, so I’m sure he would do it with a storyline involving Holly,… Read more »

Bill W.
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Bill W.

Yay! Some storyline for Tristan Rogers at last! Now if we can just figure out what happened to Kim Delaney ….

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Bill W
Do we really care what happened to her?

Bill W
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Bill W

I do. She’s a fine actress, and I was hoping that she would draw TR into a larger part of the canvas. Also helps to flesh out Finn and Chase’s family. It’s not Kim’s fault that the character wasn’t made more interesting and pivotal.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Bill W
Sorry, I was talking about the character, not the actress. I like her too. As far as the family goes, Violet is the best part and Chase too, if he’d get his stuff together. Finn is just so boring and looks like a scrooge in his all time black clothing. Am so sick of him and Liz anyway.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Violet, what’s with Finn and the black duds? Is he some kind of doctorly Johnny Cash? And he and Elizabeth are Dullsville Central. She has more chemistry with Terry. Speaking of which, Terry and Yuri? How cute will they be? I love her quirky, original line readings and was rooting for her and Chet.

Su000
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Su000

I haven’t a clue as to who she was/is..
But- I luv new characters (to me), so it’s a good thing. 🙂
I hope her return will bring new high drama-

SZima
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SZima

So glad Emma/Holly is finally coming back! I hope it’s for longer than just a few episodes, and she will revive her story with Robert Scorpio! He really needs a story & love interest!!

Rob
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Rob

I’m sure it will be longer than a few episodes. The story will have to reveal who faked her death and is keeping her. A good story for November sweeps for sure.

Timmm
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Timmm

I just hope its not a pop up and she is gone. Write her like Laura gets written now. Give her something to do. I’m sure since Genie is returning soon these two women will try and take down Victor for Luke’s “Death!”

Harry
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Harry

Emma Samm’s sister Tweeted that Emma is not doing well at all, and asserted that she id still suffering from serious symptoms of long term COViD. She implored the cast and crew to be very gentle with her sister. She also said Emma is doing this to please her fans. She’s always been a class act.

Scott
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Scott

Long covid = adverse “vaccine” reactions.

Satan
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Satan

Absolutely 666% wrong. Emma got Covid very early on, in the Spring of 2020. Vaccines didn’t exist until a year later.

Rodd
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Rodd

I hope when she returns that Robert is heavily involved in the story. I also hope they play it constantly; not twice a week and then drop it for two weeks. It’s difficult to get involved when they keep doing that to storylines. I know there are all sorts of reasons for this, contracts, vacations, etc., but these things aren’t last-minute and should be planned for. Just saying…

Anne
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Anne

Welcome back Emma. You have been missed.

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Anne Heche Memoir ‘Call Me Anne’ to Be Released Posthumously

Following the tragic death of Daytime Emmy-winning actress, Anne Heche (ex-Vicky/Marley, Another World), now comes word that the follow-up to her 2001 memoir Call Me Crazy will be released in January of 2023 posthumously.

Independent publisher, Start, shared an excerpt of the upcoming memoir, Call Me Anne, this week with the AP and Publisher’s Weekly.  The book’s publisher, Jarred Weisfeld, signed a deal with Heche back in May, and shared that she had turned it into a manuscript shortly before she died.

In a statement, Weisfield shared, “Anne was an inspiration to the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. This book deserves to be read by all of her fans. We are grateful to have the opportunity to share her message with the world. While we are very sad that Anne isn’t here to see the book be published we know it’s what she would have wanted.”

During her podcast “Better Together” with co-host Heather Duffy, Heche had mentioned she was writing a sequel to her original memoir, and that ‘some of the truths’ about her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres would be revealed.

Ellen and Anne’s relationship in Hollywood in the late 90’s, ultimately led to her being blacklisted in Hollywood due to the twosome being one of the first openly gay couples in Tinseltown.  In an excerpt from Call Me Anne, Heche shares, “I was labeled ‘outrageous’ because I fell in love with a woman. I had never been with a woman before I dated Ellen.”

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In a epilogue to the book, Heather Duffy expressed that Anne’s, “wish was that this book could help others get to the other side of pain and learn about her philosophy, which allowed her to remain in a life where she woke up each day looking for opportunities to find joy and spread kindness. So, in some ways, knowing her the way I do and knowing that spreading her message of kindness is what mattered to her most, she would be content that the last thing she worked on was this book.”

Anne passed away on August 14th at the age of 53, after being taken off life-support from injuries sustained from her fiery car crash into a home that eventually took her life.

What do you think about Anne’s second memoir coming in 2023? Will you be intrigued to see what she had to share? Let us know in the comment section. 

In case you missed it, Heche discusses with Michael Fairman in a virtual interview two years ago, about her time with DeGeneres and how it impacted her getting work in Hollywood and more.  You can watch it below.

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PRIMETIME EMMYS: Soap Alums Murray Bartlett and Amanda Seyfried Take Home Acting Honors

The 74th annual Primetime Emmys were handed out Monday night during a three-hour telecast on NBC and streaming on Peacock.

When the dust settled two former daytime stars, who have gone found much success in television and film, took home the gold in their respective categories.

Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus, Guiding Light) won the Emmy for his role as Armond in The White Lotus in the Best Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

In his acceptance speech, Murray expressed many thanks: “To my P-Town family, I love you, to my partner Matt, thank you for being my sanctuary .. and finally I want to thank my mom all the way home in Australia for giving me the most wonderful foundation of unconditional love and inspiring me to believe that we can all do that for each other.”

Later in the evening, Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, ATWT and ex-Joni , AMC) won the Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her performance in The Dropout.  In the Hulu limited series, which is based on the ABC News podcast of the same name, Seyfried portrays disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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In a major moment during the ceremony, Sheryl Lee Ralph won her first Emmy ever for her role in Abbott Elementary in the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category.

Ralph became only the second black actress to win in the supporting actress category in 35 years – the first being none other than Days of our Lives’ Jackée Harry (Paulina) who won for her performance in 1987 for 227.

After Sheryl sang when she hit the stage to accept the award, she clarified what she was singing about adding: “I’ve been singing that song for years because I think of myself as an artist as a woman, especially as a woman of color … I’m an endangered species. I don’t sing any victim song. I’m a woman. I’m an artist, and I know where my voice belongs. And there’s so many young actors, artists, even kids that think they know what they’re going to do in life, find your voice and put it where it belongs.”

In an historic Emmy-win, The Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae became the first actor in a non-English series to win iLead Actor in a Drama Series category for his work in Netflix’s South Korean smash hit.

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Other Emmy highlights included a moving and emotional speech from Lizzo after Amazon’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls won the Emmy for Best Competition Program.

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Lizzo shared: “I’m very emotional. The trophy is nice, but my emotion is for these people who are on the stage with me. The stories that they shared, they’re not that unique. They just don’t get the platform. Telling stories, let’s just tell more stories. When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media, someone fat like me, Black like me, beautiful like me.  If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I’d be like, ‘You’re going to see that person, but Bitch, it’s gonna have to be you.’”

In the top show categories: Succession won Drama Series, Ted Lasso, Comedy Series and The White Lotus, Outstanding Limited Series. You can check out the full winners circle in all categories here.

Now, let us know, who you were most excited seeing take home the gold statuette during the 74th Primetime Emmys via the comment section. But first check out, Murray, Amanda, Sheryl Lee and Lizzo’s winning moments below.

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Eva LaRue’s Stalker Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

In a harrowing situation spanning 12 years, a man who threatened former All My Children, Santa Barbara, and Y&R favorite, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria, ex- Margot, ex-Celeste) and her daughter, Kaya was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

James David Rogers, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt for over a decade of threatening letters and phone calls about torture, rape and death to LaRue and her daughter.

Rogers had pleaded guilty in April to two counts of mailing threatening communications, one count of threats by interstate communications and two counts of stalking.  According to court documents, all of this began in March 2007 until Rogers eventually was arrested in November 2019.  At the beginning of his stalking spree, LaRue’s daughter, Kaya was only five-years-old.

According to Deadline, Eva gave a “tearful victim impact statement, telling the judge in L.A. federal court that she has undergone therapy since the harassment began in order to deal with feelings of fear and paranoia.”  She added, “We didn’t know if he would show up on our doorstep. We will think about him for a lifetime. The fear is with me forever.”

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The judge has ordered Rogers to self surrender on October 12th to begin his sentence at a federal prison in Ohio.

Eva won a Daytime Emmy back in 2020 for her guest star turn on The Young and the Restless, and is best-known to primetime viewers for her role in CSI: Miami.

Share your thoughts on Eva and Kaya’s heartbreaking real-life experience via the comment section below.

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