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General Hospital Star Kathleen Gati Joins The Cast Of WINTERTHORNE!

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The new online series Winterthorne, continues to intrigue soap fans with the announcement of another casting addition this afternoon!

None other than General Hospital’s Kathleen Gati (Liesl Obrecht) is set to play the role of Valentina Winterthorne, the power hungry sister of Joanna Winterthorne, to be played by Dallas alum Linda Gray (Sue Ellen).  Watching Linda Gray and Kathleen Gati in scenes together ought to be a hoot!

According to the series creator Michael Caruso on Gati’s role, “Joanna will stop at nothing to unearth the big family secret Miranda is hiding. The character is a strict follower of the old ways of the Winterthorne family which caused a major rift between her and her sister, Joanna.”

In addition, Caruso made these comments on the casting news: “Kathleen Gati is a powerhouse actress who brings a richness and depth to every role she tackles. She is so much more than a traditional ‘villain.’ She really embodies all the layers required for a role like this. She is really going to turn up the heat in this role. All of us are dying to work with her.”

The announcement of Gati to the cast of Winterthorne was broadcast first on today’s episode of Soap Box on TradioV by the Internet radio series co-host Martha Madison, who also plays the lead in Winterthorne!

So, what do you think of Kathleen being part of the cast of Winterthorne?  Excited to see how this series shakes out? Comment below!

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Glad to see my favorite ‘mutter’ doin other things…but its a bummer she wasnt nominated for an emmy…i mean, what the fluke!!!…lol

whoa
The internet series Winterthorne landed Kathleen Gati, awesome!
That alone is enticement to watch!
Looks like Winterthorne is going to do very well..

(( It’s great to have a Smart TV !! 🙂

Yeah, makes no sense she got no Emmy nom, but it’s rigged anyway. Love that Dr. O! I miss Britt, too.

I believe they need to enter themselves, some actors don’t want to bother doing that/ they don’t see the importance of the emmy game ..t..

jimh, I agree with you and those who also responded. But don’t get me started on the Emmys. Okay, well, I’ll just start… Daytime and nighttime Emmys have both been seriously flawed for decades because popularity, politics, and preposterousness are the norm.

Kathleen Gati is absolutely a terrific actress who steals (even without intending to do so) every scene she’s in.

I will definitely check out this WinterThorne web series. I hop Kathleen’s character is as evil as Dr. Obrecht.

I hope she will be able to drop into Port Charles occasionally to play her own brand of “villain.” She has been such a great addition to the GH family. I will really miss her, but am happy she landed another good role.

As far as I know, KG isn’t leaving GH.

Good to hear.

Will she stay on GH??????? I hope so!!!!!!

Kathleen Gati is not leaving GH ..
GH allows its actors to do other projects while with GH
that is one reason GH has a blocker powerhouse of stars, they are not limited to only GH..

As long as the awesome Ms. Gati continues as the beloved Dr. O., I say the more roles for this talented lady, the merrier! Congratulations!

Shay, just so it doesn’t look like I always have to agree with you, I am going to have to disagree with you on this.
I cannot stand this character.
I fully expect horses to neigh whenever someone calls her name just as they did for the Cloris Leachman character from Young Frankenstein.

I guess you don’t know true talent when you see it . Kathleen is a fantastic actress, I absolutely adore obrect, she’s hysterical !!!!! Gh has missed her lately I hope she will continue to pop into port Charles as the MUTTER OF ALL MUTTERS!!

They R both part time gigs, she can easily juggle both and then some.

I love her and she is playing Linda Gray’s character sister they will set the screens on fire, I can’t wait!

Good, I hope that means she is gone for good. Too cartoonish and unbelievable in her role as Nathan’s mom. Speaking of my buddy Nathan, can she get him a job over at WinterThorne as well?

Timm, so you are sitting out on that branch alone, I agree.
I do think she overacts, over-mugs and is wayyyy too cartoonish.
I know so many viewers, whom I respect a great deal, disagree with me on this but I really have no use for Dr. O. I suppose the actress is good but it’s the writing which has been afforded to this character which is horrible. It is as if the writers cannot make up their minds whether she is this evil and demented villain one would expect to see as Dr Evil’s right hand woman or this female modern answer to Dr Hardy? Really, GH writers, pick a lane for this actress.
I do enjoy subtlety once in awhile but this actress chews up so much scenery she makes Michelle Stafford look like a little coquette.
Now as for yet another Internet series? No, I am not going to watch. There is an embarrassment of riches already available on HBO, Netflix, On Demand, Amazon and Netflex. The last thing we need is yet another Internet soap.
Please stop.

Your right Harry, writing has a lot to do with Kathleen’s character. Now no picking on Michele! I lover her and she is being wasted on GH but like you said with Kathleen you cannot directly point the finger at the actress. I hear what your saying about internet soaps BUT it is where everything is ending up. I like my network soaps and will not conform to the internet right now but some day that will be our only choice. Speaking of the internet, you should check out Michele Stafford’s semi bio series from 2013. There are ten episodes and most of them are around 10 minutes long. She really has an interesting life and some of her soap friends pop in and out. I hear she is shopping around a new season.

Love her ! Good going…..

Ms. Gati has what I guess you would call “star quality” or ” stage presence” . It’s rare and maybe a little old Hollywood but non the less true. She is so talented! I’m still thinking about the day she told the scary story at. Xmas.

She actually dethroned Dr. Steve Hardy and Dr. Alen Quartermane s long tradition of telling the Christmas story! Not an easy task!

She DID NOT dethrone Dr Hardy and Dr Quartermaine. Clearly, you are not a GH fan or you would not make such a blasphemous statement.
Considering you spelled Alan Quartermaine’s name wrong, I would wager a bet you only recently started watching GH.
It was Christmas, it was not Halloween. That storytelling incident serves as yet another example of how the writers continue to pay infidelity to GH’s history.
The actress is fine–it’s not her fault.

With all respect to a fellow GH superfan I will withdraw my comment about dethroning Dr h and Dr. q.

In fact I have been a pretty big fan sine before Luke and Laura. Really since the early 70s as a teen. Audrey, Jessie, Steve.

These writers still bring back Lesley and Audry and Heather which is a bow to our history.

Harry..
The Krampus is a big part of the celebrations..
here were have a Krampus society, they are/the Krampus, in the prades and many people tell the Krampus story, it is culture.. and there are Krampus parties, it’s quite a celebration tradition..
RC hit it right on 🙂
acknowledging the Krampus was a very righteous thing to do ..

Awesome more of our lovely lady Kathleen. I am eagerly awaiting to see this series. Hopefully more Dr O. on #GH,too. Thank you,Michael.

Does anyone know when this will start on the internet? I am looking forward to this!

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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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