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General Hospital And Shriners Hospital For Children Set To Deliver Touching Story Arc!

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Once again, ABC’s Genera Hospital has partnered with Shriners Hospitals For Children for a story arc over a series episodes that will shed light and bring awareness to the wonderful work they do.

Shriners Hospital For Children provides extraordinary care for children in the areas of Orthopaedics, Burn Care, Spinal Cord Injury, and Cleft Lip and Palate regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

In the past few years, GH has incorporated Shriner’s into their storylines.  In 2015, it was Spencer Cassadine, who was dealing with the aftermath and burns he suffered after the fire at Wyndemere, and last year in 2016, it was Elizabeth’s son, Jake, who Monica advised needed to receive care after he was hit by a car.

Now in 2017, GH is tackling scoliosis, when Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez) is concerned about a friend of hers who is in the facility suffering from this spinal condition.  Charlotte’s father, Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), suffered the same fate until he was given corrective surgery and treatment. Will he be the person to help Charlotte’s friend through this difficult time?  Stay tuned.  The episodes begin airing tomorrow on the September 19th episode.

In another interesting element, Shriner’s has developed the SpineScreen app that is available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play that helps parents check their children’s spines for signs of scoliosis simply by moving their phone along the child’s back. The app is free to download.  This story was first posted by ABC Soaps In Depth.

So, do you like how GH has continued its relationship with Shriners Hospital For Children and created storylines to bring awareness of the work they do?  As the story plays out in the next few days, let us know what you thought of it in the comment section below.

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Jimh
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Jimh

yes…if they can get the message out there Bravo to GH…

Celia
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Celia

@Shay. Hi, Shay, I think, as usual, the introduction of scoliosis, was an attempt in making Valentin human….with a heart. the “guys at the helm” are really going out of their way to exalt Valentin to a higher level ( almost God-like) to his daughter and especially the viewer. ( the same could be applied to Sonny—except, it “ain’t” working for moi. Yes, they could have utilized one of the others kids…maybe one of Ms Lizzie’s boys? No matter, Shaybelle; the point is, Valentin is now a hero in the eyes of the hospital, the afflicted little girl, and family.… Read more »

Margie-Rose
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Margie-Rose

They brought our Spencer there for treatment. Storyline gave us insight of they AMAZING loving care at Shriners.

Amy
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Amy

Is Emma back for this, too?

George
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George

Brooklyn Rae Silzer’s sister Londyn is guest starring as Charlotte’s friend so I guess Brooklyn was on set visiting

Shay
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Shay

Which begs the question why—despite the noble storyline—-was it necessary to create yet another character in order to tell this story??? (Or a similar one?) Port Charles is already crawling with kiddos that we care for because of their familiar familial links….it would have been much more appropriate, efficient and heart-rending to concoct a curable condition for one of them which required treatment at Shriners’. It’s this sort of thing that just ruins the flow of the show…always introducing short-term newbies when the reliable current characters would more than suffice…

Junie
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Junie

I am very pleased to see this association continue. It is stories likes these that raise awareness & inform people.

JK
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JK

WONDERFUL!

Jovin
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Jovin

While the intent is good here, it just doesn’t work. This is a show that continually glorifies all kinds of violence, including the mob and various other criminals. It almost reeks of bad taste to continually feature children in peril as well. These arcs feel inserted and forced. If Claire Labine were writing and it was 1994-1996, these episodes could have been seamlessly woven right into the fabric of the storytelling! With the BJMaxie story, Emily’s introduction, or the Lulu illness that brought Nikolas on. At one time, soaps did a credible job at social issues, but those days are… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Quit watching the show. Just please make a donation to the Shriners!

Jovin
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Jovin

Tim for your information, my cousin received wonderful financial assistance from the Shriners related hospitals. She was a 23 year old scholarship hockey student at Yale, and she came from small town Canada. Her story inspired people all across North America to donate cord blood to help others with her form of leukaemia. I know of the work they do and appreciate it! I was saying that the merging of a show that glorifies violence does not mix well with a real life Childrens hospital! And why tell me to quit watching the show? Enough people have quit that’s why… Read more »

JMER
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JMER

I agree! 1996 was a huge turning point but there was a lesser one before that that led up to ’96’s changes and made them possible.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

YES!

Timmm
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Timmm

Great to hear the Shriners were a part of your life in some way. I only suggested you quit watching it since you seemed so put off. Remember this, even though the show has so much sex and violence, its just a show we choose to watch. The mob was around before Sonny. You need drama in a show for it to work. I would love for GH to focus more on the hospital. But, through Sonny and Julian’s mishaps comes lots of trips to the ER and THEN we get to see our beloved nurses and doctors. Its the… Read more »

Jovin
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Jovin

I understand. But I am also very sick ьof people saying “the mob was there way before Sonny”! True….but they were the bad guys. They were the villains. They were not written and presented as heroes. They were criminals that the good guys could bring down..and that’s why we rooted for then. They we re not made the centrepiece of the show! They were antagonists to the heroes. We looked forward to their comeuppance! Sonny has not paid for a crime in over 20 years.

Timmm
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Timmm

As much as GH does wrong, God bless this effort by them and God bless the Shriners!

elm1951
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elm1951

i agree with you – gh is a fictional drama that is only for entertainment and i definitley applaud them for their support of such an awesome organization…………….

Carol
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Carol

I don’t mind the Shriners s/l if it does some good. The thing that gets on my nerves is the constant repeating during each show about Shriners. One announcement at the beginning or end of the episode each day would be sufficient.

Rodd
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Rodd

I think it’s a lovely and important organization to shine the spotlight on.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

It’s just too bad Kin Shriner isn’t involved…

elm1951
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elm1951

why?? is kin shriner involved with the shriners in real life???

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hey there, elm1951! No, I was just making a joke about Kin’s surname. I should have added a smiley face… 🙂

Michael
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Michael

Why do they have to say the name of the hospital every five seconds?

Steve
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Steve

A very worthy cause! It just seems awkward when they have the characters speak the full name “Shriner’s Hospitals for Children”. I know that’s for promotion, but I assume most people refer to it as just Shriner’s.

In the past, Rebecca Herbst and Tyler Christopher did public service announcements for the hospital. Nothing this year from James Patrick Stewart.

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GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

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Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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