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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What Did You Think Of The Judge's Ruling On The Custody Of Baby Connie?

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On yesterday’s episode, General Hospital blew the custody of baby Connie storyline wide open when the judge handed down his decision.   And no one came out the victor except Spinelli, who got some vindication, in a way!

First, the judge ruled against giving custody of Baby Connie to Dante and Lulu!  Can Lante’s marriage survive,  after Dante admitted Lulu lied under oath during the custody hearing? And now them losing Baby Connie? Add all that to the fact at the end of the episode, in heartbreaking scenes played beautifully by Dominic Zamprogna (Danyte) and Emme Rylan (Lulu), Lulu was trying to run away with the baby until Dante stopped her in front of Tracy and Olivia?

Meanwhile back inside the courtroom, the judge reveals that he sees Maxie (Kirsten Storms) as an unfit for mother because Maxie perpetrated a fraud on Dante and Lulu and that the unknowing couple paid for all of Maxie’s medical expenses! And she kept Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) in the dark too!

So in the end, the judge awards full custody to the bio-father Damian Spinelli and gives a stern and direct order to Maxie!  She is not to go anywhere near little Connie for the next six months!  She has no visitation rights, either!  After six months if all goes well, he will revisit the custody of the child with Spinelli and Maxie!  Maxie is outraged!  Spinelli is happy he will finally have a chance to raise his little girl, though the cost to those he cares about may be too great in the end! Time will tell!

So, what did you think about the judges ruling on the custody of Baby Connie?  Do you agree with his decision? Were you surprised by the twist in the ruling? What did you think about the performances of Dominic and Emme and Kirsten and Bradford? Comment below!

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Elhu
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Elhu

Since I saw this coming for sure, the ruling was not a surprise to me. A couple of weeks back, they said it would be a surprising outcome, at that point, Spinelli getting full custody was the only option I thought it could be. Also, his re-connecting with Ellie, further made me feel that this is the way the story would go, because he will need someone to help him with the baby. I think this will add a new dimension to this storyline for sure, but kind of sad that neither the child’s biological mother or the only mother/father… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

Loved the performances too. I’m also looking forward to the new angle of this story of Spinelli trying to keep Maxie away and what it will do to his relationship with Ellie. Gotta wonder who will be taking care of Connie while Spinelli works … oh wait, does Spinelli work? 😉

elhu
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elhu

LOL, true – how often do we see Spinelli working? The “occasional” private eye, will most likely have Ellie helping with the baby, which will add yet another dimension to this story, as that will,of course, upset Maxie. I am sure that is the reason why they reunited Spinelli and Ellie again.

Ces
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Ces

yep! well, I want Maxie and Spinelli together so I’m hoping this story gets Ellie out of the picture. I’m looking forward to more airtime hopefully for this couple! Haha… when was the last private eye assignment? And speaking of which, when has Sam last worked? 😉 only on soaps.

MARY ARSENAULT
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MARY ARSENAULT

GOOID THING HE IS ACTING…NOT REALISTIC!!!!

Ann Marie Blon
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Ann Marie Blon

I want to know what Maxie did that was so bad to The baby that she is not aloud to see the kid. This ruling makes no sense since Dante and Lulu have had the baby the whole time so far. I’m glad Dante and Lulu lost the baby also. I hope Lulu pays also for lying to the court.

johnnie
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johnnie

I hate it. What does that have to do with her being a mother. I hate general hospital now. How could you take the baby from the real mother. ..m

DELLA
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DELLA

THAT WAS WAY TO HARSH MAXIE TRUELY MEANS TO DO WELL HER HEART WAS TO DO THE RIGHT THING SHE TRUELY LOVED LULU. MAXIE REALIZED SHE MADE A BAD MISTAKE BUT TO TAKE HER BABY FROM HER IS TOTALLY WRONG I WANT SPANELLI AND MAXIE TOGEATHER AGAIN AND FOR THEM TO FALL BACK IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER . ELLI STEP ASIDE BECAUSE SPANELLI AND MAXIE BELONG TOGEATHER AS HUSBAND AND WIFE

Lynne Garrison
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Lynne Garrison

Maybe this decision will bring Spinelli and Lulu closer…she may help him with his new job of being a dad….But I think it is definitely overkill that Maxie can’t even see the baby.

chevjuls
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chevjuls

No way we don’t want Spin and Lulu, Maxie and Spin all the way , the only way is because Maxie will be leaving to go have her real life baby so congratulation to her

Greta
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Greta

I thought it was way too harsh! I think Maxie should have gotten visitation rights at least, it is punishing the baby to not let her bond at all with her mom for six months. Of course, I realize having to write in KS’s maternity leave is probably part of the reason for this verdict.

Rodd
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Rodd

Greta, I’m glad someone else realizes that Kirsten’s maternity leave needs to be explained. This will give her an out.

Patrick
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Patrick

ditto: on Kirsten Storms – to finish the rest of her pregnancy… and maternity. that being said… I thought it worked better this way.. as I thought the “trial” of Lulu and Maxie… ie: best friends… bashing each other’ character “in court” just didn’t ring true…. and… the sparring, acting wit, and fighting for… that child.. just didn’t ring true for me. I don’t know what to say… ie: about the actors… it crosses my mind.. that Emme Rylan… should go back to Y&R and be an Abbott… as Y&R is NOW Seriously lacking Abbotts. as for Spinelli and Ellie:… Read more »

Beth CP
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Beth CP

The “trial” was just a plot point excuse for RC to pen some poorly thought out “dramatics” and in the grand scheme of things was totally unecessary,… except to completely shred anything that was left of L and Maxie’s friendship. Nothing about it “rang true” and that’s not only sad but in some ways insulting to the partnership that had been built by KSt and JMB. You’re right. The recast should go back to Y&R. The L I loved and cherished (along with the pairing that is Lante), is no longer recognizable in the hands of this headwriter and the… Read more »

jonboy
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jonboy

I didn’t see this coming. I thought there would be a joint custody ruling. As far as performances, the men won hands down. Maxie was her usual whining self and Lulu, well, all I could think of was how Julie Berman would have played it. And I’ve got to say, only in Port Charles would the whole crew not been thrown in jail for contempt. You just don’t interrupt a Judge in his ruling. But, like I said, this is Pt Charles, which seems to exist by its own rules.

su0000
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su0000

Port Charles is in Soap Land, a magical fantasy town, not of the real world..
And i love it!!!

mary
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mary

So do I. I love Soap Land, most of the times. I now, just watch and enjoy as long as F & R are in charge.

missellie
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missellie

Throughout the birth and custody, I thought that three of the actors involved were outstanding — BA (Spin), DZ(Dante), and KS (Maxie. They were able to show so many emotions through dialogue, looks, and facial expressions. However, I felt nothing for Lulu…she came across as a one dimensional hot head. In addition, the writing for this story from the very start was quite flawed. I do not even know if this child is really the bio child of Spixie. No DNA testing?? Dr. Westborn should have been called into court too. Too many skipped story pieces in this but instead,… Read more »

elhu
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elhu

I think Baby Connie is definitely Spixie’s child, and Brit’s baby will be the bio child of Dante and Lulu, which will come to light just as they are parting ways, due to this Baby Connie courtroom drama.

Patrick
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Patrick

It was lackluster… right? this is how the big story ends? Maxie and Lulu will be backburnered…. Dante back to the police force… and… considering… how much air time… with him not being on contract… Spinelli… w/Ellie and the baby… I don’t see this going anywhere… till Maxie…. in 6 months time.. will be back… will we care? a shame.. indeed…. I hope people also agree… that the other storyline that isn’t going anywhere.. is Sonny and his sons… with Carly, kiki, and Olivia… what a shame… and GH was so remiss and lost it’s foothold and foundation these characters… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Well after my rant yesterday I have one positive thing to say I saw Liz’s new hair cut today can that young woman get anymore lovely. Gosh get her back front and center! Please and I might forgive you RC just a little bit!

Patrick
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Patrick

and, you hit it on the nail.

how, more, staggering’ly interesting could Rebecca Herbst be? on top of the echelon.. as it were… for intrigue’ing

I’m glued to the Britt – Nicholas – and the resurgence of any’thing will do to glimpse and ride the rest of Liz.

it’s top draw when this wave, collects, catches fire…

Liz entreats herself to Nicholas… and Britt reals

I watch from afar the power of Nicholas, and wonder

Beth CP
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Beth CP

The “off” notes (besides so much of the trial particulars from the legal end of things), were provided by the recast in the role of L. While she may be a perfectly lovely person off set in her real life, she is woefully miscast and from an acting perspective is merely serviceable in terms of the talent and range needed to play what should be a pivotal character in the Spencer-Falconeri wing of the GH canvas. While a fair amount of “layers” weren’t needed for the custody resolution yesterday, the rest of her work pales in comparison to Mr. Zamprogna,… Read more »

Jeff
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Jeff

Agreed, Beth. RC has no idea how to write quality drama. He goes for the sweeps stories which usually fall flat. He did it with OLTL with the whole gay storyline with KISH. That could have played out elegantly for years, but suddenly, it was front and center all the time and alienated viewers who don’t share his passion or agenda. He has no idea how to write for women. He however seems to revel in writing for guys with their shirts off.

su0000
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su0000

Just because you don’t like how it turned out there is no need to get bitter and attract RC because you don’t like it ..
RC is the King of drama writing..

jeff
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jeff

No, su, he’s a hack who doesn’t know about character development and writes via plot points. He drops the ball with his stories. I wasn’t even following this storyline. He ran OLTL into the ground.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well I like that ruling- both women were acting like brats– a child isn’t possession and the two of them should have worked out some type of an arrangement– but where would the drama be if they did that. Also the actress playing Maxine is pregnant in real life and will most likely go on maternity leave, so this six month period might give the writers a way to write Maxie out for a short while while KS is having her baby in real life. In the meanwhile it is time Britt fesses up about Ben- I am thinking around… Read more »

Judy
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Judy

Absolutely retarded! Yes Maxie made many mistakes in her time…………. but 6 months that she can’t see her beautiful baby girl? That baby must be Italian! She’s soooo cute! Cheers!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

O yes the baby playing Connie is adorable. I know babies cannot act but sometimes the expression on her face fits the dialogue perfectly, one would swear that kid knows her cues.

Patrick
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Patrick

the one that really has me…

Daniel Edward.

Man has he grown…

SO alert- SO aware of his surroundings – So good in front of the camera – SO well behaved….

and just so loveable

Judy
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Judy

Not sure……………. but I kinda have the feeling Brit’s baby is Lulu’s and Dante’s! If so when will this come out?

su0000
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su0000

Of course Connie is Lulu;s and Dante’s, no doubts ..

funny how nobody noticed there is zero Asian in the baby lol

joni
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joni

I think you meant Ben is Dante/Lulu’s?
I heard the reveal will be during February sweeps.

But with RC shock factors these day, one never knows.

carol
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carol

Even some drug addict mothers in real life get to have supervised visitation. Maxie certainly deserved that much!

k/kay
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k/kay

First of all this would never have went to court second you are right about the drug addict mothers. In what universe would you award a unemployed bio-father rights? Stupid RC I am so sick of him I could scream! As far as I am concerned he can take Franco,Kiki,Silas,Ava,Julian,Britt,Felix,Brad and shove them up his backside. Tony Geary needs to retire he is phoneing it in and I am for one sick of him and his DIVA ways. This is not even remotely the GH I use to watch he makes Guza days look great. This soap is GH not… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Every soap viewer needs to have a good rant now and then. In the old days we could only yell at our televisions now we have websites thank goodness. My neighbors no longer have to listen to me screaming alone in my apartment– “Who writes this stuff– or come on I wasn’t born yesterday– or seriously is that the best you can do”— now just a bunch of strangers on the web have to hear it. LOL.

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL. right on! MarySF

listen to me screaming alone in my apartment– “Who writes this stuff– or come on I wasn’t born yesterday– or seriously is that the best you can do”— now just a bunch of strangers on the web have to hear it. LOL.

Patrick
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Patrick

this site is perfect for venting, raging, and soapbox’ing

then we move on…

what really smarts the most… is when a character you love… moves on.

oye! hold me… LOL

no kristen
no Will
no Connie
no phyllis
no Katherine
no Billy
no Delia

this site is thee salve and poultice for healing and licking our wounded

LOL

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I have no complaints about GH….Tony Geary doesn’t need to retire. I still like him and when he is with Tracy they are a hoot together…GH is different from OLTL and it should be..It’s GH all the way and no comparison to OLTL..Why does everyone say this GH not OLTL??? I watched OLTL for a long time and it was my #1 favorite soap and they are different as night & day…I enjoy watching GH and I am happy I still have a soap to watch.

Mark
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Mark

I loved it all!!!! GH is the best!!!

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I agree with you!

DonnyGH
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DonnyGH

I thought it was an awesome twist. Spinelli, ALONE, gets full custody. I feel bad for Lulu and Dante, and even for Maxie, but honestly this is the way I would want it to go. It should lead to a lot more interesting plot lines, as well. For instance, the tension between Ellie and Maxie, not to mention Maxie and Spinelli, and I for one cannot wait for Lulu and Maxie to come face to face now that they are sworn enemies. I’m kind of more invested in other stories, like the Robin situation and the Connie Falconari Murder Trial.… Read more »

joni
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joni

I miss seeing Rafe and Molly! Great storyline potential there and it was missed because of TJ (who is this kid again? Do we care?)

I thought when Rafe thought he was going to have to leave PC he was going to ask Molly to run away with him, and we’d have been treated to a Summer of the ‘teens on the run’. Like Felicia/Frisco and Luke/Laura adventures?
These two have THAT potential.

bernadette
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bernadette

This would never happen in real life…Maxie and spanelli are the biology
parents…they should of both got custody. The storyline that Maxie is unfit
is ridiculous. I’m sure this makes a lot of general hospital fans mad. The outcome should have been what they thought viewers might want. It is
just bad writing in my opinion. The writers need to fix this mess.

su0000
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su0000

It is a 6 month judgement..

Glenn
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Glenn

I think it far to punitive, the judge add best interest of the child in there so his ruling would not get over turn. I think that what is lost in this whole situation is that Maxie had a miscarriage, and she was left deal with that all by herself. The truth of matter Dante and Lulu was too busy with their lives to actually care what was going on with Maxie. Spinelli was too busy with his girlfriend to care about Maxie. I don’t think they even suspected that something was wrong with her. They are suppose to be… Read more »

joni
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joni

Maxie had a miscarriage and dealt with it herself?

If I remember correctly she dealt with it by having sex with Spinelli on the very night she found out that she HAD the miscarriage.

PatF
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PatF

This shows you when Carlivati is a weak writer. It’s not believable. So to write it for a “twist” means nothing, really.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Not what i expected…but i like the twist…might not be what wouldve happened in real life but this is a soap opera that rarely does anything close to real life…plus its all just for entertaing!!!

su0000
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su0000

I’m looking forward to the fallout over Spin and Ellie raising Connie!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Me too…

Johnny
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Johnny

Well…its a soap….so reality and law and logic don’t need to play a part but the ruling was absolutely absurd. I have been in court rooms where the judge has threatened to hold someone in contempt for chewing gum. Judges do not stand for blonde basket case drama queens standing up and shouting things like “You can’t do this!”. At any rate…fine…the judge awarded custody to Spinelli. As such, Spinelli can let the child see whoever he wants. Unless the judge impossible d a restraining order against Maxie…he can let her see Connie whenever he wants. This storyline took a… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

Very disappointed… Maxie does not deserve that ruling and I am very sad for Lante. I am one of the biggest SPIXIE fans and I want them to get their baby and at a minimum live in the same place as co-parents… if we can’t get them back together again. I heard something about Spinelli and Ellie leaving town with the baby and really hope that is not the case. I understand we have to write a story line that gives Kirsten maternity leave but I hope they don’t send her to Shadybrook… please no! So very sad…

kaffe
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kaffe

Well the show is better!!!!

OK the scenes I am glad Spin got custody, but poor Maxie

But the positive side Spin gets/the chance to see Danny and Sam and Silas
RC would write it!!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

ooh! you’re right…

it might be cute and fun to see Dad Spinelli… sharing his parentage with Sam and Daniel Edward….

su0000
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su0000

Spin and Ellie will be great parents!
Both, Lulu and Maxie are nut cases!!
and neither should be given custody of any child..

Spin and Ellie will be awesome parents!!

Johnny
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Johnny

Ellie is a bizarre girl but I like her. I am waiting for the day when they delve onto her backstory. I hope she is a Quartermaine via Jimmy Lee Holt. Tracy is mean mean mean I wish Laura was there for her daughter but that would mean the show would have to actually use Genie Francis. They have proven for months that they do not like writing for her. My birthday is on the same day as Grey Cup! Liesl Obrecht is very irrational but hilarious. She reminds me of that raunchy German chick from Austin Powers. Carrrrlos is… Read more »

janet
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janet

You have certainly hit the rest of the show on the head. I am hoping that Franco’s cured this means he is not and will take carley out next.

su0000
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su0000

Franco was pretending with Heather to scare her..
He acted like that to scare her away, he was pretending it was more than obvious..

The old Franco is gone; dead in a jar ..

johnnie
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johnnie

Please I want watch again. Take the child away from her mother. Wrong story line.

su0000
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su0000

its a soap you didnt expect anything that resembles happy ever after, soaps are not about happy ever after lol
this is a great drama soap story!!!!
and! its never been done before and that is indeed a rare story 🙂

su0000
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su0000

What Maxie did was horrible..
She needs to get herself together and atone for her deeds .
The judge gave her 6 months to do so..

It is 6 months, people, not forever,, sheesuz!

Tim
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Tim

Nice twist. Now maybe Lulu will leave Dumbte since he left her high and dry. They will split up but eventually find each other again when they find out Ben is theirs.

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I think the baby should be with her mother(Maxi). But these are made up stories not reality..In the real world the mother would get the baby…Maybe things will change and Maxi will get Connie in less than 6 months. Anything is possible on the soaps…

deedee
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deedee

i hope maxie gets her baby to because connie needs her mother

deedee
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deedee

i think it was unfair to maxie she deserves to have her child in her life , even though she mad some mistakes thats still her child , connie needs her mother and thats maxie

janet
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janet

What Maxie did she did out of love. Love for her friend Lulu who was devastated she couldn’t carry a child, or even adopt. *Lulus fault not Maxie’s *She didn’t do anything to lose the first baby, or sleep with Spin to deceive the others. She carried to baby with all the intentions of just giving it up to them.Then her hormones kicked in and she loved her daughter. So she is *THE EVUL* ????I know she is going on Real maternity leave. Everyone thinks Maxie is a ditz ?Spinelli is even worse. He lives in his office, no daily… Read more »

abby
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abby

i personally believe that they could have come up with another storyline as to why Maxie was off the canvas (we all know why she’ll be off), but they could have written it that the whole thing with losing lulu’s baby and becoming pregnant with her own and letting lulu take her daugther and then going to court and all the stress and anguish it caused her, that she was taking connie and going on a vacation to heal, with spinelli coming to visit when he could rather than the decision that was made…while i agree maxie didnt handle things… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

it’s a soap.. if it played as you wanted it to, it would dull and boring lol ..

margaret
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margaret

Spinelli did show alot of compassion towards all the others and clearly loved his daughter. Thought that denying Maxie any visitation with the baby over 6 months was especially harsh and would not happen real life. Even if there was a concern, she would have gotten supervised visits. The other extremely unrealistic part of this was the decision with Lulu. She was proven to be a possible flight risk and perjured herself about that fact…..so why was she not restricted as to going near the baby?? It was her lunacy that caused this whole custody mess to begin with. This… Read more »

Emily
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Emily

I love that Spinelli will get more airtime and that Lulu and Dante get to be on the rocks. They’re both such great actors; it’ll be fun to see them go through rocky times romantically. This also gives the actress who plays Maxie time for maternity leave to have her own IRL baby (with ex-badboy Johnny Zacarra). Well written!

Randy
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Randy

I stand behind the judges decision. It however was fairly predictable!

Sandi
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Sandi

Yes it was

KC
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KC

The Judge’s ruling made no sense. Even if the Judge wanted to grant primary custodial rights to Spinelli, it is highly unlikely ANY judge would prevent the birth mother from visiting the child for six months. At the very least, he would have ordered supervised visitation. I don’t mind suspending belief or reality when it comes to soap operas, but this ruling strains any credibility. The facts of this custody dispute just didn’t warrant the Judge’s ruling. Huge Eye Roll. The Ellie/Spinelli pairing is too boring. They both can’t be wet noodles! I love Spinelli, but he needs someone with… Read more »

Sandi
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Sandi

I agree

kaffe
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kaffe

Spin and Georgy priceless!!
Sam and Silas look good in the previews for tomorrow.

Hope it leads to them being physical!!!

Sandi
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Sandi

I think it was fair. She lied to everybody. Why reward liars

Randy
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Randy

Don’t think she will stop wedding. Perhaps she should hook up with Maxxie@

Shari
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Shari

I totally agree with the ruling since Spinelli was not involved in the lie and was lied to. He also tried to speak compassionately of both Maxie and Lulu. The thing that I do have a problem with though is the judge’s ruling that Maxie must stay away from the baby. I would think that the judge would leave that decision up to Spinelli. Spinelli stood up in court during the ruling and mentioned visitation for Maxie. I just thought judge would not go against Spinelli’s decision on this. I realize KS is going on maternity leave but I still… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

Maxie and Spinelli’s baby looks just like him. Is it his baby in real life?

Jared
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Jared

Since, it’s a soap, I guess it’s a ruling with the most dramatic effect. However, I’m not an attorney, but I’m not quite sure how legal that would be in real life, since Maxie is not a danger to the baby.

Trish
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Trish

I think Lulu has been a bitch since she talked Maxi into surrogating. She has been bossy, demanding, accusing and self-serving. Maxi always thinks she is a screw-up and Lulu has taken advantage of that fact. I feel sorry for Maxi, life never lines up in favor of her and she is so willing to take the blame.

Kerrie
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Kerrie

I am Glad Damon got Full Custody but I am Not Happy Maxie cannot See her. And I would be sad for Lulu & Dante’ but I can Already tell you That Baby Britt gave Birth to Is REALLY Dante’ & Lulu’s Baby. CAUSE britt already told her Father It was Not his Grandchild Cause it wasn’t Her DNA, So it couldn’t be his. See…….. Britt Implanted Dante’s & Lulu’s Embyro. So They Really Have A Baby……… YEA!!!

Taylor
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Taylor

Tuat may be true because I watch it with my mom and she said that the baby might be Dante and Lulu’s baby

Taylor
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Taylor

How will Maxie ever get her baby back if spenille Is gone.

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Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

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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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!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

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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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

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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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

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
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

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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ESPN and GH’s Stephen A. Smith Welcomes Maurice Benard & Eric Braeden to His New Show, ‘Stephen A’s World’

This week, famed sports personality and icon, and recurring General Hospital star, Stephen A. Smith (Brick), has launched his new series on ESPN+ streaming service entitled Stephen A’s World  Smith also serves as the series executive producer through his production company SAS Productions.

On Thursday, January 14th, be on the lookout for two other icons to join Smith! That is when his two daytime favorites and friends; Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) and Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R) will be his special guesst.  As soap fans know, Smith spoke at Braeden’s 40th anniversary milestone with Y&R and frequently shares scenes with Benard on GH.

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The weeknight series goes beyond the sports headlines to give the audience an authentic and unique understanding of the stories that matter with Smith’s style and entertainment perspective, including deep expertise and unparalleled relationships with some of the most influential figures in sports, entertainment, and more.  The 30-minute episodes will be available every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday night and available anytime on demand.

Smith said about Stephen A’s World: “This is definitely something new. Sure, it’ll be sports-related. I’ll never depart from that. But this is also a look inside MY world, beyond what you customarily see from me across all the other ESPN platforms. From talking to A-List guests, to bringing ‘Baby Stephen A’ into the mix, to asking the ‘Love Doctor’ to save a few relationships sports are actually compromising, you just never know what you’ll get from me day-to-day. It all depends on my mood. That’s Stephen A’s World in a nutshell. Putting the PLUS in ESPN+. And I can’t wait.”

Make sure to check out the conversations between Stephen, Maurice, and Eric tomorrow night and check out Stephen’s new show.  Let us know if you will be watching via the comment section below.

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