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General Hospital’s Maurice Benard Defends Sonny Going Postal, “It Could Definitely Happen”

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Last Friday’s May 17th cliffhanger of General Hospital saw Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) beating up Dex (Evan Hofer) and threatening to shoot and kill both Dex and Jason (Steve Burton), who is restraining him outside the ballroom at the wedding reception of Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) and Chase (Josh Swickard).

For months, Sonny has been taking less than his prescribed dosage of medication to control his bipolar disorder.  The mobster has no idea that he has been duped by Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart), who is the one that set this dangerous situation in motion, in an effort to eliminate Sonny and eventually Jason from interfering in Pikeman taking over the territory.

One fan questioned the validity of Sonny’s reaction to Dex and Jason after the pei, when he took to X and expressed, “People off their medications don’t necessarily go around hitting people and being out of control. This was the WRONG message to send. I don’t expect anything from Frank Valentini and General Hospital anymore, but you could’ve (and should’ve) stopped it cold.”

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Maurice Benard replied back to that comment and defended the actions of Sonny given the circumstances. The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner shared, “This is true but when you have a character like Sonny who’s volatile and is drinking and is manic and his thoughts are taken him over it could definitely happen like I said, ‘bipolar ain’t pretty.”‘

GH has portrayed Sonny’s battle with mental illness and the importance of keeping on your meds, plus the issues surrounding it for years. However, some fans have not been pleased by this latest plot point.

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The pick-up of the story begins tomorrow on Monday, May 20th where teasers for the episode share: Sonny is horrified. Blaze consoles Kristina (who walked in on her dad threatening Jason and Dex) and Jason summons Carly.

So, what did you think of the plot point of Sonny threatening to kill Dex and Jason, after beating up Dex, given his growing paranoia? Comment below.

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That’s like Laura Wrighteous defending the fact Snarly can run a hotel, run a diner, run a restaurant, and also be a butcher, baker and candlestick maker. Their egos need to be fed, and as long as they are given scenes to chew the scenery, they are happy.

It’s offensive to portray people off their medication as being completely out of control maniacs. They could’ve had Sonny do the same story without ever bringing his meds into it.

On the other horn at least the med tampering explains the sudden change in Sonny’s character. What’s the excuse for the sudden changes in Laura, Anna, Ava, TJ and others?? Are they all on pharmaceuticals that have been tampered with too? Or did they all have cobalt hip replacements like Psycho Heather, maybe?

LOL; it was mass mind meld, maybe Shiloh and the mad scientist came back and implanted various personalities in each of them. As for Ava, I think she’s actually back to the character she was introduced as. Don’t forget, it was less than five years ago she tried to kill Julian. And prior to that she set AJ up for murder and prior to that, slept with Silas, Nina’s husband. She’s never really been a good person, writing her as one was out-of-character… I think the only people she cares about are Trina and Avery. That seems consistent. As for backstabbing Nina, to me that started with the prior writers. She was constantly judging her, never standing up for her, and did put dangerous suggestions to her, then denied doing so. She also never fully had her back; if Nina would say something about Carly or Michael Ava would find a way to make a dig at her. I haven’t liked Ava in a while.

Lord, thank you for Jason, hopefully, Sonny will not try to kill him like he said he would at the wedding reception. Writers please expose Ava and bring this Sonny mess to an end. I like Sonny very much, it is unfortunate that his role has changed to be undesirable.

I don’t like this story line

I don’t like it.

I feel like Sonny is getting a bum deal. I don’t like the way GH is going and I want to see Sonny get the help he needs. The writers are dragging out the story. I’m glad Jason is back and hope he will rescue Sonny and they will be friends again. Please STOP dragging out the story .
When will Mac find out about his son?

Except with bipolar aka Manic Depression. Unless you have walked through the mind of a bipolar person during a manic episode you really shouldn’t speak on the subject. What is happening to Sonny is absolutely possible with Sonny’s personality.

Idk. I’ll defer to Maurice, who IS bipolar, on medication and an advocate for bipolar disorder. Do ALL people off their medical act this way? Of course not. But it is absolutely possible.

But as a bipolar person I can share unbelievable, horrific, scary stories of my life and others in group therapy. One guy killed his dog. Another set his belongings on fire and it burned down his childhood home. A woman slept with any man she could get pants off of then stole their stuff, called spouses, told a mans children she “just f***** their dad real hard”. It CAN get that bad, especially mixed with alcohol and stress. I’m not saying I cheered but it is showing the ugly raw truth some of us live with. It’s not abnormal sadly. It’s also not everyone. We all have our journey.

This has nothing to do with ego and it has to do with the fact that everyone deals with mental illness in their own way.

Hate the new writing.

I hope Sonny comes to the realization that his behavor is erratic and something is not right, especially knowing Kristina witnessed his attack on Dex. I wish he would ask Dante for help.

Sonny will continue to becoming more erratic, more paranoid the longer he takes a reduced dosage of meds. Hopefully someone who is on Sonny’s side will find out and help him. Ava surely doesn’t care to get him the help he needs.

Ava needs to get caught

I think some fans are missing mos point entirely some bi polar people either off their meds or lessened meds are like this he never said all.people shouldn’t confront him on it.if some can’t handle the reality of it then don’t watch but stop hasling him about it

If Sonny has such good security, how did Valentin get to his medication? Is Ava part of this? She did the same to Morgan. Don’t Carly and Sonny remember what Ava did to Morgan?

rewatch last weeks episodes

Valentin didn’t need to ” get to his medication”, all he had to do was get to the crooked Pharmacist who is the one that fills all of Sonny’s Scripts.

It can happen. I have a cousin who is a schizophrenia and uses drugs. When he doesn’t take his medication. He’s violent. Even my aunt who was his mother was scared of him. So yes someone who has issues and doesn’t take their medication can become violent

Don’t you mean Schizophrenic? “I have a cousin who is a Schizophrenia and uses drugs” makes absolutely no sense!

Well that was helpful Karen. Do you feel better having corrected that error?

End this stupid idea someone has screwed up Sonny’s meds. It’s old and was done before!!
Give Ava another life. This is old as well!

I think that sonny will realize that Jason is trying to help him. Not hurt him and they become partners again.

The best scenes were Jason holding back Spinelli’s attempted hugs

That was so cute. Poor Spinelli, he gets so carried away, as with Maxi, he can’t control himself. Funny though, he didn’t call Jason Stone Cold.

It happened twice. So glad you found it humorous too.

‍♂️ Me three

I don’t like the storyline of Sonny’s manic behavior. Writers step it up, you’re wasting talent.

I just hope that Mayor Collins gives Sonny the same consideration that she is trying to give serial killer Heather, due to her cobalt poisoning, and also the way that she looked the other way when Charlotte terrorized Anna, and broke into her home!

Absolutely!!

Wonder what it would be like if Sonny got beat up and went to jail.

Just as some heart and intention was being put back into General Hospital we lost it with the exit of Patrick Mulcahey. Huge mistake.

I totally agree. They should have demoted the other writer, especially since she is known to have her favorite characters/actors that she prefers to feature in lead storylines. I think that has been a major problem for GH for several years now. But it’s not just a writer issue, it’s also the EP.

Hey writers, in case you failed to notice… One of the most popular characters on GH in decades, Gregory Chase, was not directly involved with mob storyline. I’ve seen more fans rooting that Gregory was misdiagnosed so he would stay on the show and be paired with Tracy, but not so.

This show needs to feature more storylines that are not solely centered around the mob. Breathe new life into the HOSPITAL by adding some dynamic medical characters and stories. Before Frank took over as EP, the show manged to feature a good balance of stories involving the medical cast/hospital and stories featuring the mob, but not now. I was hoping we would get that with the addition of Patrick Mulcahey, but I guess it’ll be more of the same.

Not taking the meds send a bipolar patient either into a devastating and dangerous depression or into a manic episode that brings out personality traits the medicine helps to control. Whether it be gambling , sex, violence or doing things that are a danger to themselves or others is absolutely probable.

That’s exactly right

Sonny is Sonny on this I expected it to be just this way. His enforcement is not much in play at the moment. When and who is going to out Ava? We know this is going to play out she is the one with the pharmacist shorting Sonny’s meds. At this point Anna needs to tell Carly what is going on with Jason.

I liked the Jason/Spinelli scene. I had to rewind a couple times to really see what Jason was doing with his hand. Jason is so standoffish, it was a very funny scene.

Bipolar is no joke.People with that illeness are dangerous.

UNMEDICATED… sometimes. Medicated…nope.

I really enjoyed Brook Lynn and Chase’s wedding. It was nice to see so much of the cast on screen together, everyone looked good, the sets looked good. It was novel to see a wedding in Port Charles go off without a hitch for once, minus Gregory’s incident.

And btw, since they’re re-writing so many things, characters not acting like themselves, people changing jobs left and right, Heather a sympathetic character, can we please have it come out that Gregory’s ALS was a misdiagnosis? Tracy talking him out of his freeze up was touching. They found something with Gregory and Tracy.

But the Sonny beatdown of Dex, I didn’t like that scene at all. Maurice couldn’t have been phoning it in any more if he was doing the scene from a phone booth. I’m dating myself with a phone booth reference, lol.

His supposed beating of Dex, even his line about killing Jason and Dex, that he was gonna put a gun in their face, whatever it was, it came across so half-hearted and lackluster to me. Which makes me think that contrary to his public statements, which are probably him trying to make lemonade from the lemons he’s been given, Maurice isn’t buying into this story. Just my opinion, of course.

I loved the wedding!!!

I think Gregory will not wake up unfortunately. Kleenex ready.

Hope he wakes up. Not on his sons wedding day! Please!

They need to get on with it. His mental problem need to be revealed

Ava knows Sonny’s meds h a s been tampered with and she knows that Sonny should not be drinking she needs to be caught. Very sad she lowered Morgan’s meds don’t quit understand how she got away with it

I think it’s horrible that this show is dragging poor Sonny soo long through this horrible situation. Of all the so called intelligent characters on G.H. no one has really reached out to help him. It’s discusting and shameful. Please someone step up and take actuon to help him. I hate that everyone has turned Against him, know whats wrong but does not fight to help him. Ava is being mean and cruel right now, playing this dangerous game with Sonny. As a big fan of this show, please get him the help he desperately needs, like yesterday. Enough of the cruelty. ☹️

Carly did figure it out. She told him to get his blood drawn so doctors could adjust his meds. He was gonna do it to prove to Carly he was taking his meds. Ava talked him out of it. Ava needs to go. Never liked her character any more than Nina.

Carly told him she doesn’t trust him being around Donna as long as he’s acting this way. That should’ve made him get help which would’ve enlightened him.

Sonny pushes education on bi polar so I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s prompting this story line, but I too, have had enough of it.

I’m loving how Sonny is playing out! He’s a mob boss! Time to show what got him that top position of the 5 families when he didn’t have meds. I want Alexis’ first case to get him out of it.

You make a good point, especially when his so-called other friends, Anna and Laura have turned against him. I’m not a Carly fan, but I don’t see her turning her back on him, or Olivia either.

This needs to wrap up.

Ava should get in trouble for not letting sonny & other people in his family know she discovered that something was off with sonny’s. Medication & I know most all type of medicine for mental illness has warnings against having alcohol as it can interfere with medication also any other illegal drugs like pot can be very much more problems I’ve seen very scary things happen with a person not being on medicine & they are acting out of their minds. So the story with sonny could very well be true & general hospital should say at end if you know anyone who suffers any kind of mental health issues give a # that people can call & to avoid alcohol abuse ad well. These warning signs could save someone’s life.

I get that Sonny is off his meds but everyone he has helped has gone against him. Carley is even taking Donna away.I like Anna but she a crook too. Joylsen got too big for her pants. I don’t like Nina, glad Sony is away from her

In reality Sonny, the actor, does have bi polar. He is there on the set and knows the writers. All mental illnesses have degrees. Life situations also alter the success of the medications. Let the experts in this do what they do and know.
If anyone has a mental disease and takes meds, it doesn’t mean that serious life issues cannot occur.

I’ve been reading through these comments and some of them are right on the money. All of a sudden Anna and Laura are completely against Sonny after all he has done for them over the years most especially Anna. Green line makes no sense. The writers are wasting the viewers time. We are much smarter than that. I can’t seem to like Carly anymore. They’ve written her to be very self-righteous. She committed a crime that Drew went to prison for but yet she has gotten back everything she ever wanted. She is the one that actually ruined Nina‘s life not vice versa. The writers tend to think we forgotten that, she kept the identity of Nina‘s daughters away from her. That isn’t unforgivable sin that a lot of Nina‘s actions in motion. I really liked Nina and Sonny together. Nina brought out the soft side Sonny and she really loved him deeply. Now Nina has given the restaurant back to Carly. Thanks to Carly there is really nothing Nina can do to make Sunny love her again as long as Carlys in the picture.

I love the actress that Sonny took to the wedding but PLEASE DONT make her Sonny’s new love interest. They do not vibe. There’s no chemistry there. Please find a way to put Sonny and Nina back together. Maybe Nina could take a bullet for Sonny and almost die. It seems like that’s the only way you can become Sonny‘s friend. That would really grind on Carly and it’s something that Carly deserves. Carly shouldn’t get her way all of the time.

Marlene, I don’t like this story line that’s playing out, but I definitely and respectfully don’t like any of your suggestions either.

I’m not sure how long you’ve been watching GH but Carly has always been a self-righteous, vindictive, selfish, vicious person. Fans of Carly think she’s “changed” from her younger years. She hasn’t. Not even a little. The only difference is they love her “mama bear” protective side as IF all the characters on the show didn’t have one. If Carly had gone after Willow years ago, if she thought Willow was unduly blaming Avery or Donna for something they didn’t do, Carly fans would have cheered and said “I love how protective she is over her family.” But Nina? When she lashed out at Willow for Charlotte, whom she loved like a daughter, Carly fans STILL use that little story arc to rationalize that Nina was “always mean to Willow.” LOL… Of course she hasn’t been; that was one time when Willow was new to town, no one knew her, and Nina thought Charlotte was being picked on by the new teacher..

The entire battle between Carly and Nina began with Carly. She took it upon herself to decided Nina would never know that Nelle had been her daughter and with that decision she decided to deprive Nina of her grandson, Wiley. And Carly never paid for that; wasn’t even called out for that. She THEN decides to repeat that same despicable behavior, steals Nina’s DNA, and decides Nina will once again not know about her child, this time a child that is alive. But Carly fans once again give Carly an excuse, all of them hilarious: “Willow doesn’t like Nina She wouldn’t want to know” Or (and this one was the best) “Carly was honoring Harmony’s wishes.” I mean, who wouldn’t want to honor a murderer’s wishes? She only killed Neal and his brother, tried to kill Alexis and Carly, locked Carly in a trunk (that part I have to thank Harmony for), lied to Willow her whole life and drugged her so that Shiloh could rape her. But Carly listened to Harmony’s “dire” warning: “Don’t tell Nina; she’ll smother Willow with LOVE.” LOLOLOLOLOL!

Point is, yes, the fact that smug-mug Carly never pays is one of the worst aspects of the show. It’s always been written in a very one-sided way. She hounded AJ his entire life, took Michael from him for life, and the show never righted that wrong until Carlivati took over and Michael FINALLY had a relationship with his father, which was undone when Carlivateiand Sean Kanan (AJ) had a falling out & the story was reversed once again, and Michael not only never mentions AJ, the father he grew to love, but he took back the Corinthos name, passing on the name of the man who murdered his father to his children.

Carly AND Sonny have gotten away with everything. The way this new writer had Laura and Anna turn on a dime after decades of looking the other was absurd. The writer didn’t pace his stories; you don’t turn everything and every character upside down in days to weeks (felt like hours). Maurice though, is knocking it out of the park. He’s truly conveying a broken man; I feel for him even though I detest Sonny. But I WISH instead the writers would have had people turn against Carly. It’s CARLY who is the one who wears smug on her face; who has hurt others so completely, and not only doesn’t pay but instead gets her arse kissed. It’s insane how many decades this has gone on. The fact that she’s STILL smug to Nina’s face and Nina still has scenes where she’s still apologizing to Carly is revolting. They need to give Nina back some of the fire that Michelle Stafford’s Nina had; not crazy fire, but pride and take no sh-t. It’s also crazy that the writers continue to keep Nina from having a close relationship with her daughter, as if a 20-year coma, her children taken from her, Nelle dead, conned by Sasha, inability to have more children, Carly’s double deceit, wasn’t enough. Let’s just make her wait even longer, so maybe on her death bed Willow will honor her by holding her hand. UGH.

That he wouldn’t kill Dex! I was Horrified just as Joss would have seen it all!! I’m 81 been a fan 52 yrs please adjust his meds cuz his whole family is starting to get àffected. Some fans can take it some cant.Its good info, but for me it could have taken place @ the gym or pier! Cuz the wedding was Beautiful & Chases dad made it through!

Don’t like it. Story lines are too long. Frank wrap it up.

Sonny is a criminal and should be treated as one. But so should Carly and , Jason, The most annoying part of the show is the super sanctimonious Carly, Willow, Michael , Diane acting like heroes! It is not called Godfather, it is General Hospital! Also, the increasing clan from Bensonhurst and Gregory and family are plain BORING! Please put them on the back burner. Besides GH, focus should be on Cassadines, Courtemains, Nina, Drew, Maxie, Ava, Sasha, Scotty, and all others who are actually trained for their jobs!

GH put Dimples back on his medicine and How can Laura defend her brother and that crazy wedder lady her brother kill plenty and Heather Wedder As much as Dimples did for her And Anna needs sit down and shut up about Dimples
I’m going stop watching GH
Leaving Dimples and Jason alone that why GH is top soap because Dimples, Carly and Jason

It’s absolutely possible for people with Bipolar disorder to loose control, get violent and do things they wouldn’t otherwise do when off their meds. My son is Bipolar and off his meds. One day I asked him why he felt the need to lie and disrespect me, and his eyes darkened and proceeded to beat me up like Sonny beat Dex. So yeah, it’s a real thing.

There are two types of bipolar. One is lashing out at others. The second is that they hurt themselves. If they aren’t getting proper medication and taking said medications. Someone I love more than life is bipolar so I’m very familiar with it. Glad it’s being covered on the show. Mental illness still has a very bad stigma attached.

I am glad this was seen by the viewers. Bipolar is no joke. If someone is off their meds and drinking it is not pretty. It is very scary for the people around the person.
Sonny in real life has bi-polar and is showing us what can happen.
Keep up the great work General Hospital.9

Why doesn’t carly realize that sonny is off his medication. Especially when Morgan went off his because of ava. I know it’s not ava. But come on…..

Carly had the first idea that he was off his meds, but he’s not. Only Ava knows his meds are being compromised; however, she doesn’t know by whom or why. She has her own agenda. She was gonna move out, but weaseled her ŵay into staying.

They need a way to redeem Sonny after this. The whole world has turned their backs on him or he’s turned his. I think he needs some time in lock up. Maybe give Maurice a vacation & the audience. Then have a realistic (for soaps) time-line redemption arc. The audience does need some time away from certain characters at times. Sonny just seems to be getting on people’s nerves.

Oh puuullease. Sonny torture Dex, even when he was on his medication. He needs to be arrested and held accountable for his actions, whether he is taking his meds or not

Folks say it with me lazy writing. How many times do have to rehash storyline. It’s been done over and over the plot is going nowhere. And yes it does send a bad message but it’s television.

This certainly can happen when someone with bipolar illness is not taking their therapeutic dose of appropriate meds. That pharmacist is playing with fire and if/when his dangerous action is discovered, he will be legally liable for Sonny’s manic state. The writers are portraying a true to life effect of how not being properly medicated can result in someone with bipolar disorder exhibiting paranoid, violent behaviors.

He right depends how bad it is I have the same problem and I have been to his point

Michael, I have mad respect for you, but the “going postal” description in your headline is demeaning to those suffering from Mental Illness and as a person with Bipolar Disorder, this obvious Emmy bait storyline for Maurice does not portray mental illness in the best light, is terribly exploitive, nor gives it any hope who suffer from this disease.

For those of you too young to remember or weren’t born yet, the:going postal refers to a postal worker who killed several of his co-workers at a post office several years ago.

It really is time for Sonny and General Mobsters storylines to go away. If that’s they’ve all they have left for Maurice to do, it’s time for Mo to go.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mac Comes Home

You probably needed the hankies during today’s Wednesday, June 19th episode of General Hospital, for it marked the return of fan favorite John J. York to his role as Mac Scorpio.

This was to be York’s first episode back on-screen since he underwent treatment for two blood cancers and revealed his health diagnosis and battle publicly back in September of 2023.

The scenes involving Mac gave viewers all the feels, and it looked as if reality and the soap blurred, especially in York’s scenes with his on-screen children, Maxie (who Max raised) and grandchildren, Georgie, James, and Bailey Louise, and wife, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

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Since Mac was out of town supposedly down in South America helping a ‘friend’, some things have changed, including Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). having moved in with Maxie and the kids, to which Mac does not disapprove.

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In the meantime, Cody (Josh Kelly) is a man in conflict when he has second thoughts about not telling Mac he is his biological son.  When James shows up Maxie’s with Cody in tow, he lays his eyes upon the just-arrived-back-in-town Mac. The two share pleasant “hellos.” Later, back at the Quartermaine stables, Cody tells Tracy (Jane Elliot) the long and winding road story of not knowing who is father was for most of his life. Cody shares he finally found his father in Port Charles, but his father doesn’t know he has a son. Tracy thinks Cody now has a chance to re-set some things and should come clean.

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Meanwhile, Felicia keeps getting calls from Maxie while she is work at General Hospital and does not pick up. So, Felicia is unaware that her husband is back. Eventually, Felicia arrives at Maxie’s and is in for a big surprise when Mac appears and the two hug and share a kiss.

After the episode aired, and seeing the reaction from GH fans, John J. York took to his account on X. York expressed, “WOW!!! I’m just so humbled by your warm, kind and gracious words as Mac returned to PC! Your support has been monumental! I have a feeling, things are about to get interesting!”

So, what did you think about Mac’s homecoming on GH? Were you touched just seeing John J. York back in action on the ABC soap opera? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Jophielle Love Talks On Violet’s Emotional Scenes with Finn, the Loss of Gregory, and Taylor Swift

During General Hospital’s recent episodes surrounding the death of Gregory Chase (Gregory Harrison), who succumbed to complications from ALS, many in the cast delivered touching performances; including Jophielle Love (Violet).

In story, Violet learns of her grandfather’s passing when she comes home from school and her father, Finn (Michael Easton) sits her down to explain that Gregory passed away in the middle of the night. Violet’s reaction was one of devastation and tears.

Michael Fairman TV caught with Jophielle on the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmy Award ceremonies, where she was a nominee for Best Original Song for the song she co-wrote, “Shine.” The track was first heard back on a December 2023 episode of the ABC daytime drama series and is currently available on Spotify and other music streaming platforms.

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When talking about the departure of Gregory Harrison, and Violet’s reaction to her grandpa’s passing, Love shared, “Well, I was very tired from the taping of the three-day wedding, so I already had the tears in me. I knew that I was always going to see him (Gregory Harrison) in real life, but I was also very, very sad he was leaving the show. He was such a delight to work with.”

When Violet saw how difficult it was for her on-screen dad, Finn, to cope with with the death of Gregory, Love shared, “It’s hard for Violet, but Michael and I, we still see each other and he’s always happy (in real life). But, those scenes were hard. I was comforting him.”

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Receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination as songwriter was a thrill for Jophielle: “Well first of all, I was jumping up and down and Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) came and told me while I was on set. I was just so excited.”

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Since pop superstar, Taylor Swift, started at a very young age as a singer and a songwriter, does Love see herself as a mini-Taylor? Jophielle emphatically stated, “I’m a mini Me“.  As to what she thinks of the record-setting Swift’s music, and if she likes her work. Love shared, “Yeah, yeah … so, so…”

What did you think of Jophielle’s performance during the passing of Gregory? And her comments here on Gregory Harrison, Michael Easton and Taylor Swift? Comment below.

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General Hospital Issues Statement Condemning Racist Attacks Directed at Tabyana Ali

After continued online racist comments directed at General Hospital cast member, Tabyana Ali (Trina), the series has issued its own statement on the situation across all of its social media platforms on Tuesday.

Ali, who back on June 9th took to X to stand up to the racist remarks sent her way, has been facing the same situation since joining the soap opera back in 2022 as a recast in the role of Trina Robinson.

Throughout her time on the ABC soap opera, Tabyana had been one-half of the popular young love story of “Sprina” along with Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer).

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Now General Hospital is standing up and alongside Ali, with its statement which read: “General Hospital does not tolerate hatred or bigotry of any kind. Racism has no place in Port Charles. GH is for everyone.”  Since its posting, the ability to comment has been turned off on the GH Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

While the statement does not specifically name Ali, according to Soap Opera Digest, ABC has been communicating with Ali and her representatives about how best to navigate the situation. Once the statement was issued, Ali took to X and said, “I appreciate you so much ABC/GH.”

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Back on June 9th, Ali opened up about the “hate” directed at her and then added, “To anyone that hates me, that’s absolutely fine. I don’t know you and you don’t me, but regardless I’m sending you peace, safety and prosperity.”

Several of Ali’s GH co-stars have posted the statement on their Instagram accounts including: Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Jacqueline Grace Lopez (Blaze) and Kate Mansi (Kristina).

What do you think of General Hospital’s statement that racism has no place in Port Charles? Are you glad they stood up for Tabyana, and moving forward for any form of racism related to the show and its cast? Comment below.

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