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Emme Rylan Addresses Reports Of Her Exit From General Hospital & Update On Plans With Family

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Several hours ago, Emme Rylan (Lulu) of General Hospital took to her Instagram story to talk directly to her followers, friends and fans about her rumored exit on the ABC daytime drama series, and to share some changes in where she and her family will be living.

At that time, Emme updated everyone that since the landlord sold the house she has been living in with partner Don Money and their three children, that they had not found a suitable home for them to live, in Los Angeles, after their extensive search.  So for now they were going to put their things in storage and go on an extended road trip with the entire family in tow … in a car… under Covid-19 safety protocols with her kids still distance-learning, and that she would be documenting the trip on her Instagram account,

After she shared her original update, she later went back to her Instagram story to clarify her earlier statements after many fans were following up with her asking her even more questions.

 

Rylan shared:  “I am getting a lot of questions that I cannot answer …  people are kind of being confused that maybe I chose to take a vacation or take time-off,  so the only thing I can say is “no, I did not choose this.”  I can’t say anything else.  There you go.   That’s all I am allowed to say.   So, this trip is us taking an unexpected turn of events and turning it into something positive and fun for our family. ”

Earlier on her IG story, Emme addressed the reports of her exit from Port Charles explaining: “I am not in a position to be able to comment on the work stuff, so in terms of General Hospital, I am going to keep that topic quiet. All you need to know is that I love everyone there, we all love each other, I’m okay, and all of your messages of love are amazing … I love you guys so much — but I just can’t talk about it. ”

Then as to her plans with her family she shared: “We, meaning my family and I, have decided to do something completely insane. I have never done anything like this in my entire adult life. We are currently packing up our entire house and putting it in a pod and putting it in storage here in Los Angeles, and with only our suitcases, we are going to go on a Covid-safe, epic road trip.  I have been working every single day, Monday through Friday on a soap opera since 2004?  I have only been in New York and L.A, and I have never really explored life outside of this bubble.”

So, what do you think about what Emme shared with her fans and followers? Comment below.

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cstolliver
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cstolliver

Good on her for turning lemons into lemonade.

Cindy Allen
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Cindy Allen

Could they be re casting Lulu! I just hope they are not killing her!

Karen Glenn
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Karen Glenn

I won’t be watching the show anymore. Now that they are getting rid of Luke and Laura legacy. The Spencer name will only be a thought

Steve
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Steve

Bobbie is still on. (Albeit sporadically)

KAREN GLENN
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KAREN GLENN

No she is not in the show on the daily basis. Only when they need her like this show. And the Spencer legacy on GH started with Luke and Laura.

Mary
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Mary

The powers that be are getting rid of the Luke/Laura just as they are getting rid of the Quartermaine legacy.

Steve
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Steve

With a remodeled set, the amount of screen time Ned has received these past few months, and Brook Lynn driving story, the Q’s are in their best shape in years. (granted nowhere near the heyday of the 90s)

Satan
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Satan

Well, if they literally rolled GH back to where it was before the arrival of the Spencer & Quartermaine families, they would be literally 13 weeks from cancellation.

Not to mention the fact that the main families in town before that were the Hardys & the Baldwins. Elizabeth is all that remains of the Hardy family, and Scotty is the only Baldwin left (no, I do NOT count Frodd as a legitimate “Baldwin”) so the two of them can’t exactly carry the whole show.

Timmm
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Timmm

You are not a fan of GH! A real fan doesnt tune out just because of one actor losing her job.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

You don’t get to define what a “true fan” is. To cast shade (constructively, I’d hope) on somebody else for doing something, yes, certainly. To appoint yourself arbiter of what constitutes being a “true fan,” no indeed.

I would say a “true fan” doesn’t watch whatever crap is thrown up on the screen regardless of whether it’s interesting or engaging, or stay tuned when TPTB focus on actors and characters I couldn’t care less about while back-burnering or writing out actors and characters I do care about–but that would still be only me giving my own personal definition.

Timmm
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Timmm

I commented on Karen’s post, not yours. Stay in your own yard Mikey!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

You commented publicly—not privately, after all—and I commented in response. That’s the nature of a Comments section.

And you still don’t get to define what a “true fan” is for anyone other than yourself.

Timmm
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Timmm

Michael, “Defiantly not Fairman”, Karen can speak for herself! You must be one of those prehistoric “Men” that feels women cannot vote, work or hold opinions? Lets move on and agree to agree, you grow up and I will continue to post insightful opinions about GH and those who are coming or going. Good luck Emme.

Suzie rm
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Suzie rm

It really stinks, especially because Dante just returned and her stories were just heating up

Jloverde
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Jloverde

Great actress, enjoy life!!

Phil
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Phil

I will miss her! I love her as Lulu! I will be disappointed if they bring JMB back!

Satan
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Satan

The only way that this would make any sense is if they’re bringing the REAL Lulu, Julie Marie Berman, back to the role. Because not even Frank Valentini would be STUPID enough to take another Spencer family member out of Port Charles. If this is the case, I feel for Emme, as it’s never a good thing to lose a job, particularly in the COVID clusterfuck when acting gigs probably aren’t as easy to come by as they otherwise would be. But – honest Devil that I am – I have to say that seeing JMB back as Lulu would… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

I’m not a fan of JMB! I’m disappointed about this! Emme didn’t even want to leave

Patrick
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Patrick

i also, think, it’s time to discard, Maxie

come on… the ditzy chick , hang on, she’s imbibing… don’t lead us astray

with no Ryan.. her character has nosedived due to POOR writing

it’s simply time for @GH writers to feature elsewhere

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I agree with you, Satan. The only way this makes sense is if Julie Marie Berman is coming back. It might then be that the reason Emme can’t say more has to do with the terms of her departure; maybe they gave her some kind of settlement to avoid the kind of hard feelings and bad press that Y&R (just to pick an example) generated when they axed Gina Tognoni to bring Michelle Stafford back as Phyllis. I liked Emme just fine as Lulu, but JMB was also excellent, and she’s the one many viewers think of when they think… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

I’m OK with it-
Lulu was a character that was total ISHHH.
Lulu retched my stomach eeeshhh.
It is thankfully good to have Lulu gone..
As for the actress;
I feel sad for her- it is a heartache for sure.
I wish her well and a great future.

V
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V

Well I’ll miss ya
LuLu will be missed !!!!’n
Great actress!!!

Nik
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Nik

Wow, I felt bad for her when Y&R cut her and was happy that she made it to GH Now GH has cut her off which is so sad doing these times. I wish her well and something better is just around the bend.

Steve
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Steve

While I may not have always enjoyed her portrayal of Lulu, I have admired her sense of humor and loyalty to the show. Hope she finds success down the road (perhaps back in Genoa City). As for the departure, Lulu is one of 3 key legacy characters (under 40, Michael & Maxie being the others) that are key to the show’s future. I cannot see them killing off the character. How would they address Luke and Lucky’s absence? Thinking they may send her out of town briefly, and have Julie Berman return in the role in a few months. The… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I say go for it! Some of the best things are ones that were not planned. Doing things spontaneously sometimes turn out better than anything you could have imagined. Have a great time, have fun, be safe and stay well!

Damien
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Damien

Good for her
Enjoy your roadtrip explorations!
And when your ready pls come back to genoa city and bring Abby back to life as the spitfire daughter of Ash and Vic! Not this boring valley girl imposter thats currently portraying her.

Momo
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Momo

It certainly sounds like she’s been let go. Good luck to her. And why doesn’t she own a house? Why couldn’t she find someplace to live?

DMRR
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DMRR

Hate to see someone with three children lose their job. Also, recently Emme lost her sister. It’s heartless.
TPTB decided to trim the cast, but don’t have an exit plan for Peter.

Ginny
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Ginny

I wish her the very best on her new journey, stay safe out there. Will miss her so much on GH 🙁

Patrick
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Patrick

2020-21 ratings data, sorted by female 18-49 demo Women % demo Viewers %mil 18-49 demo change(millions)change 1 Young and Restless (renewed) CBS 0.40 -19.39% 3.039 -14.83% 2 Bold and Beautiful (renewed) CBS 0.37 -16.48% 2.779 -7.92% 3 General Hospital ABC 0.35 -20.45% 1.920 -11.58% 4 Days of Our Lives NBC 0.32 -17.31% 1.689 -11.50% Ratings © 2020 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. Can you Imagine – roughly , only 1.3 million separate @Y&R – and – @DAYS these are taken from , Yahoo.com….. as of 10/24/2020

Kay
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Kay

Let her live her life leave her alone girlfriend leave that stupid state and live your life ! You just might survive or you could sit there and stay and let your worthless governor dictate your life pack your car and get the hell out!

Steve
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Steve

And somehow the political craziness works its way into post about a soap actress losing her job.

I’m quite content knowing my governor has the health and well being of residents as a priority in a state that’s the worlds 6th largest economy. Far from stupid.

Sal Dorion
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Sal Dorion

Good Luck and please stay safe. You will be missed and I’m sure we’ll see you again fingers crossed from

Nik
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Nik

I will miss her as I did when she left Guiding Light but only to appear on Young and the Restless. So I figure she will bounce back and I will see her on the screen again after her family saga. Good luck to her and hoping she will be well.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I really liked her role as Lizzie on GL,but as Abby on Y&R, NO. Abby is beautiful, smart, sophisticated,etc. I can not imagine Emme playing the role in the same way i.e Victor Newman’s daughter, Chance’s fiance, going toe to toe with Phyllis, etc. I tend to see her as this little annoying busy body, in everyone’s business and as long as I am being truthful and probably alienating some fans, I would like to see her take her ditzy friend with her!
Anyone agreeing with me will know who I mean.

Rodd
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Rodd

I think it would be terrible for GH to send Lulu packing, especially since the triangle between Lulu, Dante and Dustin is just getting started. I have always liked Emme’s work. So, I hope to see her back on the canvass whatever is going on ~ and assuming she’ll be off canvass for a while.

Hope she has a wonderful time on her trip!

Sunny
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Sunny

This doesn’t make sense with Dante and Laura coming back? Emme was a great Lulu.
I am very sad and disappointed with GH.
Is this a way to treat a loyal employee? Wow!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

She probably had to sign a non-disclosure. As she said on another site that her little statement was” all she was allowed to say”, but it will all come out in the wash as they say, it always does.

Linda Heino
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Linda Heino

Then she must have been fired,but why? If she loves everyone there and they love her. Then the cast should help out by fighting with the producers not to fire her. She’s a great actress.

Steve
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Steve

While they’re being supportive, the cast knows that due to budget constraints cuts are necessary. The 32 contract players is the largest amount in years. It’s an unfortunate, but necessary, and cyclical pattern in daytime.

The rumors are that more contract cast cuts are coming. The cast doesn’t want to rock the boat.

Jimh
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Jimh

Keep Lulu…the Spencers/Webbers/Quatremaines are legacy characters….well, this pushed my decision more towards stop watching GH and Days-Days revolving door of cast is getting on my nerves…

Timmm
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Timmm

I wish the actress well. I hate to see anyone lose their job. She just never caught on as Lulu. I would bring back Julie Berman and Greg Vahn. Laura is around. It would be nice to build stories around three powerful actors with Spencer history.

shilo0854
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shilo0854

I wish her and her family all the best in their future.

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ABC’s Vicki Dummer & William Burton Among Executive Exits In Disney TV Cuts; Both Oversaw Aspects Of General Hospital

In a major reshuffling of the executive infrastructure at Disney/ABC, several lay-offs were handed-down including to longtime ABC executive Vicki Dummer who most recently was Head of Current Series Programming, ABC Entertainment,

In her position, Dummer oversaw the creative aspects from the network level for General Hospital.  Vicki had been with the company for over 24 years and was a noted longtime fan of the show in interviews she had given during her tenure.

 

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Back in September of 2018, William Burton was given the position of SVP and Head Of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production for ABC Entertainment.  He had been in charge of the the business operations for General Hospital at a network level, while Dummer continued to handle the creative.  However today, Burton was also let-go.

The exits come as ABC and Hulu have consolidated original content under Craig Erwich, and 20th Television and Touchstone TV under Karey Burke.

The layoffs are believed to have effected 12 staff members mostly at the executive level.

Deadline broke the news and then updated their story later today.

Just who and what department in the new structuring will take over General Hospital remains to be seen.  We will keep you posted once any additional news or announcements are made.

So, what do you think of the exits of Vicki Dummer and William Burton? Comment below.

 

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Emme Rylan On Her Final GH Scenes: “Laying There Emotionless While My Amazing Costars Cried Over My Comatose Body Was One of the Hardest Acting Challenges EVER!”

If you watched Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, you witnessed an emotional and heartbreaking episode where friends, family, and loved ones had to say their goodbyes to Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) before she is transferred to a long-term care facility to be looked after following her brain injuries and surgery which left her in a coma.

This was to mark the last scenes of Emme Rylan who has exited the series after being let-go.  In story, viewers watched as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Maxie (Kirsten Storms), Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), Tracy (Jane Elliot) and a grief-stricken Laura (Genie Francis) sat by Lulu’s hospital bedside telling her they will be waiting for her to wake up, as the agonize over the gravity of the situation.

On Wednesday, Rylan took to social media to tell her fans how difficult it was for her to tape those scenes, when she expressed: “Laying there emotionless while my amazing costars cried over my comatose body was one of the hardest acting challenges EVER! They don’t exactly have you practice that in acting school (Thank u to everyone that noticed).”

In response former GH star Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) who also went through a similar on-screen situation when his character was killed-off tweeted back to Em: “I 100% agree and understand, haha.”

The episode gave  Genie Francis a fantastic palette to play and reminded everyone why she is one of the greatest icons of the genre.

So, what did you think of Emme’s statement on trying to get through those difficult scenes as played by her co-stars?  Share your thoughts below.

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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