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Erik Valdez Cast as Producer of Kristina's "Mob Princess" On GH! Will he be a love interest, too?

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Casting news today out of Soap Opera Digest that has confirmed that former 9o210 and The New Girl star, Erik Valdez has been cast as Kristina’s reality show producer on General Hospital!  That means that “Mob Princess” has a staff!

But the big question being raised on message boards across soapland is; will Erik Valdez be a potential new love interest for nuKristina, Lindsey Morgan?  Or, possibly Kristen Alderson (Starr)?  Or, do you think Valdez will just be either the manipulative reality show producer, or a good guy?  We will begin to find out when the actor debuts next week on the June 11th episode of General Hospital!

So soapers, what do you think of the “Mob Princess” reality series concept within GH?  And, would you like to see Starr and Kristina, perhaps with a new guy? Let us know!

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brian
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brian

Sounds like a role that would have been PERFECT for David Gregory !!

david
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david

Yes, especially since his previous character was a film instructor so skilled in seducing young college students. The reality series concept within GH is a chance to mock reality shows for the trash they are.

barbara t
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barbara t

That’s how I will get through this reality thing, I will take your advice, I will give general hospital a change to mock out those awful shows because they are all garbage, Good Idea david and very true.

Dynamo
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Dynamo

I cannot stand this Erik Valdez. He is a lousy actor.

kara anderson
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kara anderson

I think so

David Larsson
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David Larsson

At first, I thought that this storyline was just a rip-off of the “Naked Heiress” reality show storyline from Y&R. But then I remembered that Ron and Frank did the same exact type of storyline on OLTL. I didn’t like it when the staff members (aka Ford) became prominent charactersand part of creepy teen love triangles on OLTL and I have no desire to see this guy become part of some teen storyline or a part of the canvas. What I want to see on this show (and quite clearly, it’s never going to happen) is less mob (no mob… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

I don’t want Luke and Anna together either, Friends yes, lovers hell no. I like Tracy and luke.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Don’t like neither.. I think luke should have e new woman in his life.,.,.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I’m not sure about Tracy for Luke????????

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Watching GH today(Fri.) I changed my mind about Tracy . She is a hoot….Now I think Luke should get back together with Tracy………………Anna will make a good police commisioner………………………

kara anderson
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kara anderson

long story

BTripp
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BTripp

He’s cute! Not sure if I am feeling this s/l but I heard that Kristina wants to stop it soon after it starts anyway. She is just doing this for attention and to get back at her parents.

kara anderson
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kara anderson

she has a crush on this guy

Jules
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Jules

GAH! WHO CARES!?!?!?!

What a waste of screentime and money. GH sucks and will continue to suck. It’s unrecognizable to me! Spinelli is considered a vet on the canvas. Spinelli! I don’t need to wish this show to tank, it’s doing a mighty fine job all on its own.

Ryan
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Ryan

What a waste of time? Then why waste your time commenting if you don’t care?

Jules
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Jules

1) I was commenting about the casting itself and the decision for another useless newbie no one gives 2 stones about (GH), not about the news to report it (Michael).
2) I DO care about the show. I’ve watched it for over 20 years. Frankly, I don’t even know what show I’m watching anymore. It’s so far removed from the show I loved.
3) I can comment about whatever the heck I want to comment about, and I can do it without my motives being questioned.

barbara t
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barbara t

Good question Ryan.

David
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David

Overall, the tne tenor of the show has changed. It’s darker like OLTL.The mob stuff has diminshed but the characters still have their maccinations. I think the acting is much better from the GH vets. The OLTL characters are being folded into the cast, some better than others. McBain and Todd are doing well. The twists in the storylines are good. I did not want to see another baby switch but this time around, it’s pretty good. It’s summer so the young folks are back on the canvass. And something has to go on with NuKristina, since Ethan is gone.… Read more »

leo
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leo

Jules I agree with you 101% and I didn’t read that you don’t care anywhere in your comment and if you did you still have the right to post just like everyone else.

Jules
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Jules

^ Thanks Leo. I appreciate your words. It was a sincere and genuine comment, expressing my frustration with the choices of this infuriating show.

And for anyone else, don’t misunderstand, you like the show? You support the decisions they’re making? All the power to you. I know what it’s like loving a television show unconditionally, through craziness and questionable decisions. I won’t be bashing or goating your posts about it. But not everyone feels as positively about GH right now (**coughcoughpast10yearscoughcough**) , and we’re entitled to say so. So a little respect the other way would be appreciated.

barbara t
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barbara t

Jules, I agree with you about the past (cough cough ) 10 years (cough cough) of general hospital the mob stories have been bad, very bad. I made a comment to ryan about the waste of time comment, I should have explained myself better, I have watched general hospital for 49 years and I don’t consider it a waste of time that’s all I wanted to say I didn’t want to insult your comment.Of course you have a right to say what you feel that’s why I come here so we can express our feelings for our soaps. So I… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

Thank you for clarifying yourself. I do appreciate you taking your time to do that because I did believe your first comment was in support of the comment made before it. I hope we can continue to post more in the future together without these silly spats.

barbara t
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barbara t

I agree and there shouldn’t be any spats only discussions. Thank for getting back to me because I don’t want anyone feeling bad about anything I post I don’t ever want to hurt anyone.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

The more I watch this mob/princess thing..I still don’t like it.. It doesn’t appeal to me at all…………………

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Don’t care for the mob princees story………………It strikes me on the silly side….Everything else is fine with me…………

su0000
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su0000

The ”mob Princes” story has not even begun, yet..
How would anyone even know what the story will actually become..
We know it might mock reality shows, and outside of that we haven’t clue as to all it will be about..
I can see it becoming a good story with humor and drama ..
I will have to wait and see what will be what before I judge it ..

Susan M.
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Susan M.

My first impression of mob princess is I don’t care for that kind of story on GH…………That is like one of those reality kind of stories………….I liked some of them like the ozbournes…I thought that was funny..But I don’t think I like it on the soaps…….Kristina is out of hand…………Time will tell on this story..

barbara t
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barbara t

It started yesterday while alexis got a phone call, she was told Sam lost the baby, the reality cameras were rolling and the idiot wouldn’t shut it off when she asked them to, that’s when the camera crew would have been thrown out of the house with christina not far behind, so we are already off to a bad start.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I agree with you Barbara t………..

barbara t
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barbara t

I liked the Osbornes to and It was the only reality show I ever watched and it will be my last. I will never forget when Sharon was caught spending money for a doggie headshrinker to stop the dogs peeing in the house and ozzie told her to go buy a clock set it for such and such a time in the morning and go to the f…….ing back door, open it and let the dogs out, That was so funny, Yeah that was a good show. That family was and is insane, but enough is enough give me scripted… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

OMG Barbara-how funny. I rem. the Osbornes as my first & really only “reality” show too. We would die laughing at Ozzie & the way he would scream “Sharooooooooooooon” you know, funny.

But I find this new Kristina WAY too old for the part & super annoying. And I frankly thought Alexis’ reaction to the “death” of the baby was too watered down. I mean really, poor Molly was the most upset. Jeez. But DO NOT give up on our shows, girl! We need something to gripe about on this site, ha!

barbara t
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barbara t

I’m not liking the mob princess thing either, That spoiled brat Kristina would be thrown out of the house along with her reality camera guys and all of her allowance would be cut off till she went back to school. There is no way anyone will put up with that crap unless they are those nasty Kardashians. After all the things alexis said yesterday and kristina saying keep the cameras rolling you bet she would be out of my house. Shes 18 and old enough to support herself.

gloria
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gloria

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT, EVERY WORD.

kara anderson
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kara anderson

it was crazy but i like it so much

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Don’t care for Kristina.. She’s a bit spoiled brat…………………

barbara t
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barbara t

She does seem to be a spoiled brat, I hope that changes like real soon.

kara anderson
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kara anderson

yes that is right

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

And she still is a spoiled brat.

MikeT
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MikeT

I don’t care for the Kristina character–spoiled brat

david
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david

I don’t remember the old Kristina being this unlikeable. You would think Kristina would be more concerned about the death of Sam’s baby. I miss Lexi Ainsworth.

barbara t
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barbara t

Yesterday when Alexis came into her house and asked them to leave which legally she does have rights, Kristina has none, if the house is in Alexis name, When that spoiled brat said let the cameras roll or something close to that I wanted to reach out and strangle that girl, still not liking nukristina, spoiled brat. Shes 18, out the door she would go. Now that’s what I would like Alexis to do, also cut out her allowance, she gets that back when she goes back to school and lives at the dorm, let her have all the cameras… Read more »

kara anderson
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kara anderson

that is true

aria
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aria

sounds like ford character, should we expect his sibling down the line? and a lot of abs showing? or how bout a porn movie down the line ? geez is gh now oltl 2.0 come on FV and RC be more original, cut down on the over the top storytelling, and add a little more sophistication in storytelling.

SZima
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SZima

I hate the “Mob Princess” story, and by association, can’t stand nuKristina. The fact that they have hired a “producer” for this hot mess means that it will probably go on for awhile. That means I will be FFing another part of this show along with Sonny, Jason, Todd&Tea, Starr, Spixie…there’s not much left that I enjoy.

So sad.

Shelly
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Shelly

NuCrissy has come on too strong too soon. Stop making Alexis look like a fool!! I’m trying to give this story a chance but it’s not working for me. Love that crazy Heather and any scene with Tracy and anything that goes on at the Q mansion (which isn’t much lately, sad).

barbara t
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barbara t

UH OH, Looks like nuchristina is off to a bad start, After reading these posts including mine, We don’t like spoiled brats or reality shows.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

You can say that again……………..

david
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david

Turns out the posts were right in their predictions after the mess I saw today.

dave
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dave

GH really??? Either your writers are still in school or you just don’t give a crap anymore about the directions this soap is heading. I know soaps are known for racky and outrageous story lines but this sort of crap your subjecting fans to is already happening on those reality tv shows. By GH nice knowing ya.

Chris
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Chris

Maybe this newbie will turn out to be Kate/Connie’s long lost son!

david
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david

If he is Kate/Connie’s long lost son (by Sonny?), it would make his character more interesting than it is now.

barbara t
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barbara t

Good lord, Not another kid by Sonny, that guy has a serious problems getting woman pregnant all the, give me a break, please, not another kid.

barbara t
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barbara t

Getting women pregnant all the time,

Jan
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Jan

stupid….but cute guy

kia
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kia

Like the actress but the storyline is too similar to the Naked Heiress. This actor playing the producer is an actual producer.

david
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david

Unfortunately, he doesn’t come off well enough yet to convince anyone he’s an actor or a producer.

mellene
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mellene

Don’t like either of these two new characters. Neither are subtle or deserving of being on GH. The writers have thrown them in and hastened their storylines like they did to poor Robin Mattson reprising Heather Weabber.

david
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david

I saw Erik and new Kristina today in the mob princess storyline. Alexis called Kristina a spoiled brat and asked her to think about Sam’s feelings at a time like this. Kristina’s response was “keep the cameras rolling.” Yuck!

I don’t like the young characters or the storyline. Nancy Lee Grahn is too good to waste on this. Alexis should kick Kristina out to go live with her father. Let Sonny straighten Kristina out and get rid of this puck producer (off the show).

barbara t
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barbara t

That’s how I feel to, What a brat, a brat I don’t want to watch. I said the same thing in a post above to you.

Charlie Vela
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Charlie Vela

I saw Erik Valdez, on General Hospital. What a young aspiring actor, he had me convinced of the role he was playing. Look forward to more Erik.

Deva
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Deva

The nuKristina doesn’t work. She has no chemistry with anybody!!! Please bring back lexi ainsworth soon!!! The new girl is not in The role, she’s ridiculous honestly! Bring back The real kristina and ethan!!! ETHINA forever

REGINA
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REGINA

i think the mob princess is a way to get joe jr back in sonnys life, i also think tra is connie and joe jr son. what a summer they have planned for us

Mark
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Mark

Eric Valdez is a very handsome and talented actor who is entertaining to watch. I see why his character, Trey Mitchell, has such a chip on his shoulder and would like to see him deal with the revelation of who is mother really is and what his father really is; not a love interest, at least not yet. By the way, my gaydar tells me he is probably gay and hasn’t worked that out, either. Keep Eric Valdez on the show and surprise us with something less predictable than jumping into bed with Kristina. Why doesn’t General Hospital have any… Read more »

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