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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Laura Ponders What's Up With Little Jake & Nudges Liz To Come Clean!

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Leave it to Laura, (as played by GH icon, Genie Francis) to gently bring up important facts so people might listen and not take offense, while she is actually telling them that they are doing the wrong thing!

On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Laura visits with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), where she tells her that Jake AKA Jason (Billy Miller) should know the truth of who he is prior to the two of them tying the knot.  She tries to reason with Liz to come forward and tell him before he finds out some other way, and this whole plot to make Jason her husband, once and for all, combusts on the dedicated nurse.

Elizabeth takes in it, but just doesn’t want to go there.  Even though Laura puts forth that Jason has a wife and two sons.  One of which is living with them (Liz and Jason’s bio-son, little Jake).  She also related to Liz that their marriage would be invalid, because Jason is already married to Sam (Kelly Monaco), and essentially gave her a laundry list of why this sham is a bad idea, including that Jake doesn’t even know he’s a Quartermaine!

Next, little Jake (James Nigbor) comes home.  Laura, a seasoned mom and seasoned victim of the Cassadine clan, looks at Little Jake who has a cut to the head, and who tells Liz and Laura, he tripped.  A concerned Laura asks him, how was life different on Cassadine Island?  She ponders his reaction.  Little Jake runs upstairs, but stops on the steps, and is listening  in on his mom and Laura, but they are unaware of his presence.  Laura asks Elizabeth if Little Jake has gotten any professional help since he has returned to life in Port Charles.  Liz says he has not.

This week marked the first airshows under new GH co head-writers: Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman.  Have the scribes decided to look more deeply into the little Jake story that was glossed over when the kid returned-from-the-dead in a reversal of storyline history?  Could little Jake not be who we think he is … or, will little Jake end up with deep emotional troubles?  Time will tell!

What dd you think of the scenes featuring Genie Francis?  Is it nice to see her back as a moral center of GH?  Do you wish she would march right over and spill the beans to Jake and Sam, or do you like that she is protecting the wrongdoings of her son, Nikolas (Tyler Christopher)?  Do you think she pointed out to Liz some very important points on how her plans may go up in smoke? What do you think is happening with little Jake?  Could Helena have programmed him? Share your thoughts and comments below!

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Curacaoman
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Curacaoman

Evil Nikolas know exactly how to play his mother, using the guilt she feels over leaving him behind.

randy
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randy

anything genie francis does is gold to me,,i adore this icon,,,i do wish genral hospital would write her a story worthy of her stellar performances,,,always thought a laura and sonny pairing would be electric,,,or have her go toe to toe with helena,,in any case seeing genie francis is allways like seeing an old friend

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Agree with every word you wrote randy. Genie is one of the few timeless pleasures on the show. A really good story for Laura would go a long way toward bringing back viewers who gave up on the camp, the crazy (Franco and Nina) and the lame, pointless mob plots that the show has been immersed in of late.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Yes, love that tbe voice of reason is back, but Liz respond, about Jake’s past that she does not care…very cruel.

RR61
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RR61

I think Jake is Helena’s little “Manchurian Candidate.” He’s been programmed, brainwashed. But to do exactly what and to whom? That’s the question.

ces
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ces

Maybe he’ll be like Little Chucky and kill everyone in Port Charles for Halloween 🙂 That would be a fun storyline.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Gee, Ces. I was thinking something similar. But, seriously, what are the chances he will be aged (SORAS) and he will indeed become the next serial killer? Of course, Lizzie is too wrapped up in her rosy little looney-tune world of wedding bells, veils and gowns, to realize what the heck is going on with her son. My gosh if my child had come back from the dead, especially knowing with whom he’s been, I would pay so much attention to his every little nuance. There may be a mutant in the making in Jake.

ces
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ces

lol CeeCee!! Guess I’m watching too many Halloween movies these days. She’s so happy to have *Little Jake* back but she’s hardly spent two minutes with the kid. She has no idea who this kid is and you’d think aside from a physical test, she would have had a psychiatrist look at him. Mutant Ninja Little Jake coming to get all the citizens of Port Charles starting with … Kiki!! That’s a story I’d like to see 😀

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

@RR61, yes to the Manchurian Candidate reference.

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

The cut in little Jake’s forehead could be where Helena’s front-loading microchip goes into him! She did send him home too easily, so obviously, there’s got to be a catch. Regarding Laura, I would like to see her succeed in injecting some moral fiber into Liz and Nikolas.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol. I like the microchip bit, Max.
Nikolas and Miss Lizzie are too far gone…they both have too much to lose.

Sonja Morgan
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Sonja Morgan

I think Little Jake was brainwashed by Helena in the same manner that Jason was he was under her control earlier this year.

I wonder what Little Jakes trigger will be??

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Or in the same manner Lucky was in Helena’s control 15 years ago.

Harry
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Harry

What has happened to my girl Liz? Laura comes in and sees her preening with a wedding veil while she is about to burst out singing, “I feel pretty, oh so pretty, and so pretty and witty and Cray-CRAY!” Because it seems Lizzy really has gone all cray cray. Madame Ovary (Lizzy) has always been a very good mother but instead of realizing that he son has gone through a horrible ordeal and may be heading be turning into little Lucifer, Lizzy is too busy playing bride to her soon-to -be- husband-by-deception, Jason. So poor Laura, who is struggling not… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Damn, looks like I wrote myself into a corner there–my comment makes no sense.
Sorry! I must have gotten carried away.

su0000
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su0000

heh!
now you know how that feels, Harry … aha!

Patrick
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Patrick

some times, I can’t help but think… the writers, purposely “write” a character… so “flawd’ … in err… that they “want” Kelly Monaco’ Sam… to thrive, bask, and seem that much more… with Billy Miller’ “Jason” ie: was that just a publicity stunt… as was rumored that ; these two actors… are seeing each other… off the set ? Ie: even i saw pictures of these two at the beach… in to each other why would this not “help” translate on screen? I would think the inhibitions would be released and free them to chemistry and relatable… to this day…… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Harry….Little Jake is in extremely good company….the entire population of Port Charles needs therapy. Perhaps they could get a great group rate?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, Harry….”what a tangled web we weave”!!!!
Lizzie is nuts….Laura’s good heart can’t decide what to do. Convincing Liz to fess up is an attempt in futility. As my father-in-law is wont to say….” As futile as trying to make a hole in water”……and, then there’s adventurous Sam; climbing colossal pillars, balconies, and scaling turrets, her feet seeking purchase, wearing those perennial stilettos. Really? Did TPTB expect her to get a foothold and make it look believable?

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

“Madame Ovary” = Liz 🙂

peggy
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peggy

I am disappointed in the writers dragging Laura into the web of lies!
Her character has always been top notch but now she is with holding the lies and makes me lose respect for her…Very sad the writers are destroying her now

Andy G.
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Andy G.

Actually, Peggy, if you’re familiar with the character’s history, Laura has a long-established pattern of withholding the truth from people if she thinks it will hurt them. For two examples, she withheld the truth about Luke raping her from her husband at the time, Scott, and she later withheld the truth from Luke about having given birth to Nikolas while she was the Cassadines’ captive. Though she may lie by omission, there’s no question that the character’s heart is always in the right place.

Andy G.
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Andy G.

I’d only add that it’s because Laura has learned from her past mistakes that she’s urging Liz and Nikolas to tell the truth.

Phyliss
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Phyliss

Love Genie a..She is spectacular in everything she has done on GH..I think as Laura she does not want to hurt Nicholas, but wants to make sure the wrong has been righted, and even if it brings down Nicholas she will step in to make it happen..Everything she said to Liz was right on..I think Laura wants the ones who have been lieing to make things right, and be honest with Jake… Jason. I do agree something is definitely not right with Little Jake..Helena gave him up as little Jake too easily so very possible he has been programmed

Cindy Allen
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Cindy Allen

Genie Francis, is so beautiful, amazing and phenomenal!!

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

Wouldn’t it be ironic if Liz’s adored, back from the dead son, were the one to reveal all and blow up the wedding? It would serve Liz right.

aria
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aria

and give new meaning to out of the mouths of kids!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I think little Jake was forced by Helene to watch “The Omen” repeatedly and will knock Liz over the stair railing while peddling his little red tricycle…lol

Timmm
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Timmm

AND hopefully the little red tricycle lands on top of Sabrina!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

lol…i wish

Shay
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Shay

Better yet, can we make it “Big Jake’s” motorcycle?????

ces
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ces

I HATE LIZ. Love Laura —- wish she’d open that damn envelope Luke left her already. Why, why, why must they call that kid “Little Jake?”

I don’t even think that BIG Jake likes her; they have zero chemistry.

aria
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aria

yeah cause slutty sam is way better!

Tristan
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Tristan

Finally, the REAL Laura is back. Please new head writers: this dark, largely immoral show needs a voice of sanity and reason. No one is better for this role than Laura Spencer. GH needs Laura and Genie Francis. Keep her, PLEASE!!!!!!!!

Michael
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Michael

I can’t stand Elizabeth.

Timmm
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Timmm

I am encouraged that Laura is a part of the Jake/Jason story. I love Genie and want her to stand on her own! Hats off to her for having a brain and suggesting Jake should seek counseling! That poor kid has been through god knows what and all Liz can think about is sinking her teeth into Jason! What a BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB! Oh, and let Laura fall in love again and NO Scotty! Love Kin but I want Laura to reboot!

Cathy
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Cathy

I’ve been wanting the writers to bring back Joe Kelly. The handsome private investigator turned lawyer. Moved away 30+ years ago. A good love interest for Laura and he could be used in so many roles. A lawyer with morals who could go head to head with Paul, Scottie and Ric. An interest in Kelly’s Diner since his father founded it. He is age appropriate for Laura and his character was always morally sound. I think they would be a nice pairing.

Timmm
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Timmm

Thats a real good idea!

aria
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aria

i’m so glad Genie is back and hope she sticks around, its great that the new writers are addressing a few things most obvious one little jakes return, its about time, now if they could just address the Robin thing too. and before anyone writes about Kimberly not wanting to return, addressing her character whereabout doesn’t mean we have to see the character on air, things just have to be explained, last time Robin was seen on air she was threatened to stay away, so where is she? does little Emma Skype with her? is Robin a prisoner again? has… Read more »

Lin
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Lin

I agree with everything you said. And certainly people could say they spoke to Robin on the phone or emailed or Skyped with her. And perhaps Kimberly might have time to “Skype” or talk on lend her voice to a phone conversation.Or do something where they could show her face (but not live) for a “Skype.” Why can’t they show where “Robin” Is, I agree. You are spot on, about Genie and Laura.

Timmm
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Timmm

Helena should have no control over Robin now so for her not to be there for Anna when Duke died and not be a mother to little Emma is ludicrous!

aria
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aria

I had a little glimmer of hope that laura was getting through to liz, hopefully it will play out that way, cause liz will need someone like laura behind her when jason crazy so called “family” will surely try to pounce on her for the secret she kept, i hope liz doesn’t buckle and tells them all off, except monica, she should not keep a son from his mom, but to the rest , she should send them to hell, and let them have it.

Justin
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Justin

Do I need to check back in and start watching? Is this the start of a turn around and will they be smart enough to keep Genie around this time?

Rodd
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Rodd

I think GF is phenomenal. I also like the way that Laura is trying to get those who are in the wrong to do the right thing. It seems like something a parent or a teacher might do. You can “tell” a kid to do something, but if you “reason” with them about why they should do the right thing, they learn. Maybe that’s what’s Laura’s trying to do? As for Little Jake…I hope it’s not another “ship” in the head story. Yawn. This whole experience has to be overwhelming for the kid, so I hope the problem is organic… Read more »

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

I was happy to see Laura point out that little jake has been on Cassadine island for 4 years and 5h at that he should probably see someone. Not only did it ground the story in reality and move it away from a to device but it also plays into laura ‘ s history. She knows all too well what it’s like to be held prisoner on that island so… good job

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Laura returned just in the nick of time. Laura and Anna are pretty much the only reason I’m hanging onto GH at this point.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Yep. Me too. And it is by the thinnest of threads.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I know I’ve been a little rough on GH lately, but its only toughlove. At least I still care. Fingers-crossed that the new writers will get it right.

Shannon
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Shannon

Now if only they would bring Anna’s twin sister Alex onto the show. She’s a Neurologist, so they could bring her on as another doctor to help with Laura’s condition.

sus
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sus

Love the character of Laura Spencer and everything Genie Francis does. She IS GH for me. I started watching for her and this is the one character I can still relate too in a sea of others I cannot understand and just don’t care about. Both Laura and Genie need their own story!! Fast!! I just don’t give a damn about Sonny’s paralysis. Seriously I wish the guy was at the bottom of the Port Charles Harbor in cement boots… so not feeling anything for his story.. and so many characters that were thrown at us that don’t really fit… Read more »

me3
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me3

They have to keep Genie on this show! She grounds General Hospital.

I would like to see her spend more time with little Jake. They could bond over experiences on that darn island.

She also needs a love interest with someone who’s morally sound but has a little edge to him.

If GH lets Genie slip away again this time I’m gone for good.

Rena
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Rena

Love Genie…I’m so happy she’s back hoping the writers this time have her stay for good.. Hoping they’ll give her a good storyline.. Go Laura !!!!

Jhill
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Jhill

Genie Francis is the golden ticket to this show. She is the heart and soul & they need to use her to be the stabalizing force to anchor GH. I’m hoping they give her her own story with a hot love interest. GH needs to return to love in the afternoon; its rich history with core families; and more focus on the hospital. I watch for Genie. If she’s not there, neither am I.

Shannon
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Shannon

Will Denise Alexander be returning as Laura’s Mom, Lesley? I’ve always loved the Laura/Lesley scenes.

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With Laura’s story with her new found half-brothers central to the current storyline, it’s a perfect time for Alexander to be back in Port Charles.

Tricia Sheldon, a fan of General Hospital who loves the vintage years of the show and more as she notes on her Twitter account, was able to reach Alexander, who is not on social media.  Sheldon showed her the outpouring of love the actress received, and the excitement on her on-screen imminent return.

In turn, Denise wrote a message to Sheldon to share publicly.  Part of which read   “Wow! I am breathless! What a wonderful surprise!  I am beyond grateful for all the kind and amazing and funny and sweet and caring and supportive and truly delicious messages. I have never felt so appreciated  and it brought tears and laughter reading each one.”

Alexander added, “I do not have a clue as to how to communicate on the Internet on Twitter.”  She then noted, “I would love to reach each and every person who wrote about that first day back. But I don’t even know what the rules are.  I’ve a vague sense that there is a limit to how long a message can be,but do not know how to reach anyone. Is there any way you could forward at least my thanks to everyone?”

Denise closed with,  “I love each and every message, and am full of gratitude.”

You can view the communication and Denise’s heartfelt message below.

Now let us know what you thought of Denise reaching out to all of the fans, and how grateful she is that viewers are excited to see her back on-screen via the comment section,

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The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

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Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
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So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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