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General Hospital Serves Up Holiday Promo

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Can you believe it’s almost Christmas? As 2018 has whirled by so fast, your favorite soap operas are starting to offer up good tidings to all of their fans.  On  Monday, ABC has just released this holiday video from General Hospital, “25 Days of Christmas”.

In the video, photos and imagery of the characters on the Port Charles are rotated through as Holiday card snapshots.

Leslie Charleson’s (Monica” voice is heard to kick-off the video saying, “Prepare to be spellbound”.

In their tweet on social media, GH says, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

Check it out below. Then let us know what you thoughts of the promo via the comment section below.

 

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That is great!! She was a great actress.I’m sure everyone would live seeing the memories. May God Bless those, loved ones who have lost their love one. Rest In Peace Susan.

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Cute promo, but it does not really tell us anything at all. Plus, Disney-ABC needs to release these new promos, because I am dying to see them!

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Not sure what to make of the generic promo except how great Josh Swickard looks in that red pullover. Another tease about Michael and the baby? More Carly & Sonny? Woweeee. On the plus side there’s Drew & Kim, Monica, Franco (boy, he has awesome hair) and Elizabeth… and how great Josh looks in that red pullover.

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I love reading your comments, Soaphound– It’s one AM on the east-coast and I can’t sleep…. so, here I am, LOL. AHHH, that red pullover!!
I’m somewhat disappointed ……Willow is not a good match for Chase. She’s cute…..Too cute. He needs someone spicy ( as I was typing ‘spicy’, a chili pepper emoji popped up– so apropos!!
Methinks Willow is Wiley’s mommy!! And, Nina’s daughter….considering Kiki is gone, I must continue with the fantasy somehow….
I am going downstairs for some hot chocolate–hope it does the trick. I have an early class….
Nite….❤️

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I had to come back to this, Soaphound…..I replied to you in the middle of the night ( insomnia) —-I guess my post did not make it?! I had said that Willow is Wiley’s ( or is it Whiley?) mommy……at least, she thinks she is. What a tangled web …etcetera!! And, a shame!! I do not like the path this story is taking. Same theme over and over, in every soap. The writing’s on the wall….pardon the pun. From what I’ve read, as I brought myself up to speed after I started watching GH; didn’t Jason think Michael was his?… Read more »

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But Celia, what is the purpose of this except to expose the baby switch, which Liesl seems bent on doing all by herself? Willow will think Wiley is hers when her baby actually died, right? So she’s being set up for double disappointment. Not right! Just so Michael can have yet another lady to romance/disappoint? Give Chase someone worthy of his sweet goofiness, not some tragic damsel with no sense of humor.

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Hey, Soaphound…..I don’t like Willow’s character. Not for Chase. She is as boring as puppy-eyed Michael. They belong together. They could stare into each other’s eyes for eons and see nothing. I wish I could ken where all this is going……why so many characters? Why is Liesl back? Will she be Ryan’s next victim….I will not be happy if she were brought back just to fill the quota of his killing spree…..Ryan should get rid of Lulu instead, in one fell swoop. When will Ava figure him out? When will Stella tell forgot-his-name ( her lover from her past) that… Read more »

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GOD – at least it was not smack dab all about the corinthos’ even if they get the last pic

THANK YOU .. what are you saying ?

I will hold still… this Michael ( Chad Duell ) un momento STINKS

who on this gods green earth would choose for Willow .. Michael and/or Chase

not matter how “hard” the plug he still grows stale

Chase and Willow for the WIN PLEASE

SINCE we all know… that Lucas and Brad are not mainstay… just give the damned brat to Michael… let Carly bury him

over and OUT

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OLTL Alum Arlene Dahl Dead At 96, Son Lorenzo Lamas Shares: “She Was The Most Positive Influence In My Life”

Another loss for the soap world and its extended family.  Arlene Dahl, who had a notable career in film and television, and who appeared on both One Life to Live and All My Children, has passed away at the age of 96.

Her son, former Falcon Crest and The Bold and the Beautiful star, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance and Ex-Hector, respectively), shared the news via his Facebook page: “Mom passed away this morning in New York. She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature and as we got closer in my adult life, I leaned on her more and more as my life counselor and the person I knew that lived and loved to the fullest. My sympathies go to her loving husband @marcrosennyc who, for the last 37 years, made her life so wonderful and joyous. Love you mom forever ♥️ #ArleneDahl #Moviestar #legend #mom #RIP”

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Dahl came on to One life to Live as Lucinda Schenk Wilson, the selfish and manipulative mother of Mimi King played by Kristin Meadows.  Arlene made appearances on the ABC soap starting in 1981 and eventually was offered a one-year contract that took her through till 1984. A decade later, Dahl came on to play Lady Lucille on All My Children for a short time.

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On One Life to Live, Arlene mixed it up with Phillip Carey’s Asa Buchanan and Jeremy Slate’s Chuck Wilson.  Dahl is also well-known as one of the regular panelists on the game show, What’s My Line?

While still working in TV and films, Arlene branched out into beauty and cosmetics, eventually becoming an executive and beauty columnist.

Throughout her life, Arlene was married six times.  She had been married to Marc Rosen since 1984 and they remained together till her death.  She is survived by her son Lorenzo, two other children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Watch Arlene with Phillip Carey in scenes from OLTL below.

Then share your condolences to Arlene’s family, and share your remembrances, via the comment section.

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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Steve Burton Confirms His Exit From General Hospital

Steve Burton has spoken and after so much speculation, the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star has confirmed he is out as General Hospital’s Jason Morgan.

In his post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Steve shared that he was let go by the ABC daytime drama series due to their vaccine mandate and that even though he applied for medical and religious exemptions those were denied.  Thus, he has to exit his role.

In story, viewers saw on Monday, that Jason is MIA from being under the rubble of the cave that collapsed in Jason’s attempt to apprehend Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his post, Burton shared the following: “I know there has been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me, personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts, but, this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me. I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I will always be grateful and I believe when one door closes multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective, so I am excited to see what the future brings. ”

Steve went on to say, “Maybe one day when these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor, and if not, I am going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful. I have got to say, that I am forever grateful for your love and your support over the years. It means so much to me. Thank you. I don’t know when my last airdate is. It may have aired or it might be tomorrow or the next day. I am not sure. I want you guys to have an awesome Thanksgiving. I know it is hard, maybe, in this type of situation to be thankful or grateful, but we have so many things to be thankful about. Being grateful really is the key. Love you guys.”

The popular actor began his run as GH’s Jason Quartermaine back in 1991. Later in 1995, after a car accident he had a major personality shift and became Jason Morgan. Burton went to Y&R to play Dylan McAvoy for a four-year stint from 2013-2017, before heading back to his home at GH.

A source close to the show told Deadline that Burton’s last tape date was October 27th.

You can watch Steve’s video announcement below on his GH departure.

So, how do you feel about Steve being let go from GH? Do you hope Steve can return at some point? Share your thoughts via the comment section below,

 

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