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General Hospital's Maurice Benard Tapes Appearance On DR. OZ To Air February 25th!

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Maurice Benard and his family traveled to New York this week, and according to the Daytime Emmy winner’s Instagram on Friday, the man who plays General Hospital’s Sonny Corinthos just taped an upcoming appearance on the hit syndicated daytime series, The Dr. Oz Show!  From all signs, it looks like Maurice will be discussing bipolar disorder, a condition he has lived with for many years.

Benard posted a photo of himself, his wife Paula and their daughters:  “Getting ready for the great @dr_oz show Going to discuss something very important to me today Airs Thursday Feb 25th #droz #bipolar #mentalhealthawareness #erasingthestigma

A follower then posted a question to the popular daytime star, and asked if he had advice for her son who also has bipolar disorder.  Maurice replied:  “My advice for everyone is that the best thing you could do would be to get treatment, listen to the people that love you, stay on your medication and you can live a productive life.”

So, are you looking forward to seeing Maurice on Dr. Oz and shedding more light on Bipolar disorder? Share your thoughts below.

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I’m not home to see Dr. Oz ..
However, I have seen a couple of shows when able to be home..
I gotta say; if one is not a hypochondriac before you might be after LOL..

I will check it online to see Maurice and his family !!!!
((remind me when it airs…

I don’t normally watch Dr Oz but I will that day. I’m a long time watcher of GH and big fan of Maurice. I also happen to have bipolar disorder. I commend GH on how well they protrey bipolar and show how serious it is but also how you can lead a normal life.

So looking forward to seeing this, my husband has Bipolar along with a coupe of other medical issues….I can totally see the Bipolar in him. Love watching Sonny (Maurice) act, he does such a fine job at acting on his Bipolar contrition!

Honestly

clearly

I’m w/ suOOOOO

LOL; i’m over the fuzzy lovelorn emasculated MENS ; Sonny and Julian

I can do w/ a little gun fire… sparks… weapons… machismo… catch me

oy! rolling

Sonny basks in a wheelchair… he lives by his own fantasy

LOL

could it be the problem is dour Carly and Alexis

RIGHT !

I cant wait for HIM to…. “WALK” tall

God Bless Him!

I too have suffered from bipolar disorder for too many years …i made some suicidal attempts in the past…and back in the 90s family tragedy ect. and my problem with bd overwhelmed me so much that i had attempted suicide.for the last time…but i got treatment and meds and doing a lot better now…i have relapses from time to time but im learning to deal better with the bd with the help of meds and occasional treatments.

theres a certain amount of solace to be taken from this shared site… a connection…

heck! my love for daytime … with “names”

but… it’s a treat to see familiar

sharing serial ; parting thoughts of our livelihood

I don’t mind that … I figure… the one thing fans of Serial have in common

is attention span… expounding on ideals of livelihood fiction and non

tip my hat

Jimh…you are perhaps one if the most honest persons about your “real” life. But you still found room to have a good sense of humor and imagination. Makes me realize why having storylines about certain more uncomfortable topics on the “love in the afternoon/mobster” soaps can be helpful to some and informative to others.

Having a good sense of humor has always got me through some of my roughest times, and was actually helpful to others who were feeling low and made me feel even better…a smile is the best medicine out there.

Jimh, glad to hear you’re doing better. Continued success and strength as you deal with this.

Thanks for your kind words Rodd…i appreciate that.

Jim, thanks for sharing. I do respect your struggles, and I wish you all the best!

Thank you…

Hi Jim,

Jim…I admire your openness and your honesty about what you’ve been through in life. As I get older, I realize (more and more each day) that confiding in someone is one of the best medicines ever!!!!! And, Jim…always remember this: You, my friend, are LOVED on this website!!!!! Always remember that.

Take care, Jim.

P-e-a-c-e.

Thank you…i feel the same about you and so many others…its like an extended family here…peace to you.

I cannot wait! Oz is really good with interviewing celebrities. His series with Charlie Sheen has been top notch! Someone had the brains to reboot Oz and get away from all his dime store demonstrations and focus on real problems with real people. Maurice will be great! CeeCee, TUNE IN!

Huh?!?!? I’m sorry but I think that Maurice Benard is making a B-I-G mistake by going on The Dr. Oz Show. To me, Dr. Oz himself is nothing but an annoying, preachy and know-it-all Q-U-A-C-K!!!!! No, no and more no.

I’m with you, Jay! Oz gives physicians a bad name. And I’m not a fan of Benard or his polarizing character — pun intended… Let’s call the episode, “The Quack and the GH Hijack.”

A-M-E-N to that, Brother!!!!! Also, I have a feeling that Oz himself will spend the entire episode/hour yammering on and on. Self-absorbed moron.

Later, Brother.

P-e-a-c-e.

Hi, James, my sooo fair and just friend.
I more or less said the same thing as you with my response to Jaybird. However, my post did not make it. I do believed Dr. Oz has been called out ….accused of ‘bad science’ practice. Witch doctor? LOL.
He is controversial, is he not? Then again, it makes for sensational television.

I disagree jaybird, I think he is legitimate. He has his own ways of expressing his talents and teaching patients. He was best on Oprah. The Oz show had been very watered down. Like I said above, he rebooted his show for 2015-2016. It is better. I bet if you watch it you will come away impressed!

jaybird369 wish I had read your post before posting myself. THANK YOU for being original and seeing through the nonsense that is the Dr. Oz show. I can’t tell you how many times I want to scream when I read reviews about health supplements on Amazon and it starts like this “Dr. Oz said …”

It’s just like with Oprah, if she told you that jumping off a bridge was good for your health, the followers would do it because for some reason they believe that Oprah and Oz speak the gospel. It is truly sad that people swallow this hook, line, and sinker and cannot think for themselves.

Many of us see it, Chrystie. I caught a few segments here and there, but after so many accusing him as being a charlatan, using his medical status as an instrument of ‘getting through’, I stopped watching. Sometimes, I found his ‘notions’ so obvious, it was ridiculous. Later.

You’re welcome, Chrystie. Girlfriend…as far as I’m concerned, BOTH Oprah and Dr. Oz are real PIECES OF WORK…Y-I-K-E-S!!!!!!!!!! To me, Oprah is nothing but a agenda-pushing and two-faced HYPOCRITE…and…Dr. Oz is nothing but a yammering, self-righteous and self-promoting MORON!!!!! Oz and Oprah=IDIOTS-AT-LARGE!!!!!!! Dumb as hell.

Take care, Chrystie.

P-e-a-c-e.

is this a plot point to further along… acceptance of Morgan… like father, like son

both having bi-polar… with all due respect.. I’m glad this is REELING

I just don’t know if it’s the right thing .. for the most liveliest of Corinthos’ clan , Morgan

if you ask me… everyone else outside of Morgan has … bp

Sonny boy has a case of the bi’s at home! How will he handle it?

Morgan is BI polar

Kristina is BI sexual

Carly is BI bye!

Good for Maurice to get his story out there, and the Oz platform will get viewers, but personally I can’t stand the Dr. Oz show. He purports to know all about everything which is definitely does not.

I suffer from migraines so I watched his show on migraines, to give him the benefit of the doubt. Boy was his “expert advise” flawed. Just about everything he said was good for you was actually a migraine trigger. But I think he has achieved the Oprah status in that he speaks and the flock listen and believe. Good for him, bad for the real world.

I’ve suffered from being bi polar my whole life. It runs in my family. I was so glad that GH story line shows that there is a genetic component to being bi polar. And yet the treatment is different for each individual. It took years for me to find the right medication.

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Interviews

Last Friday night at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of the daytime drama series and performer winners took to the ‘Winners Walk’ to share their reactions on taking home the gold in their respective categories.

Speaking with Michael Fairman TV were: Outstanding Lead Actress winner, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Outstanding Lead Actor, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful) along with friend and former B&B co-star, Alley Mills (ex-Pam, now Heather, GH), and his daughter McKenna, who attended the ceremonies with her dad.

In addition, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, Robert Gossett (Marshall, General Hospital) stopped by to celebrate his win, as did Outstanding Supporting Actress, Courtney Hope (Sally, The Young and the Restless).

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General Hospital won both Outstanding Directing Team in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series, and both former co-head writers, Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten, spoke to us following their victories, as did the Directing team led by Robert Markham, Tina Keller and Allison Reames.

The Young and the Restless icon star, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) along with her husband, The Bold and the Beautiful’s producer Edward J. Scott were the recipients of the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award honors, and spoke on what it was like to take the stage and deliver their acceptance speeches after the moving tribute from many of their colleagues.

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Make sure to check out our red carpet interviews from soap’s biggest night and all the winners conversations via You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Now, watch our 2024 Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.  Then, let us know who you were most happy to see taking home an Emmy for their work via the comment section.

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Bryan Craig Teases ‘Who Could It Be’ in Response to General Hospital’s Returning Mystery Man

Since General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini dropped a major bombshell of what’s to come on the long-running daytime drama at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the guessing games have begun of just what former GH actor is returning to the cast this summer.

Speaking with ABC’s On The Red Carpet, as previously reported, Valentini shared, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.”

That has led to major online speculation that it could be anyone from: Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky), Greg Vaughn (ex-Lucky), Ted King (ex-Lorenzo Alcazar), Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer), and Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) among others, that might be the gentlemen being referenced.

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On Wednesday, responding to a post on the subject from Soap Opera Digest, Bryan Craig commented, “Who could it be ….”  Now, clearly he can just be having some fun with the situation to throw fans off-track, or he might be giving us a tease of what’s to come.

Before exiting GH, the actor won two Daytime Emmys for his performances as Morgan Corinthos in 2016 and 2017.  Craig appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared most recently in Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel, plus several independent films.

The character of Morgan was killed-off the show when Olivia Jerome set a bomb that exploded in the car that Morgan got into, but was meant to kill Olivia’s brother Julian Jerome. Morgan’s death caused a huge split in the relationship of Carly and Sonny.

So, do you think Bryan Craig is just having fun with the audience, or do you think it’s possible he is the big return Frank Valentini is talking about? Comment below.

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General Hospital Daytime Emmy-Winning Directing Team Remembers Johnny Wactor: “He Came to Set Every Day with a Smile of Gratitude and a Love-Filled Hug for Everybody”

It has been a rough year and a half for the General Hospital family losing so many beloved cast members and producer, Nneka Garland.  Now, the Daytime Emmy-winning directing team has spoken out about the emotional toll it has taken on everyone associated with the show, and most recently, with the heartbreaking murder of Johnny Wactor (Ex-Brando Corbin).

The actor was shot back in the wee hours of the morning on May 25th by a masked gunman who was part of three car thieves trying to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s vehicle. Johnny came upon the scene after he finished his bartending shift in downtown Los Angeles and was walking a co-worker to their cars.

Last Friday at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, GH was named Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series. Following their on-stage victory, the group stopped by to chat with Michael Fairman TV on the Winners Walk.

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Directors Robert Markham, Tina Keller, Allison Reames and the rest of the award-wining directing team, shared in the joy of their victory, but it was not lost on them the seriousness of the moment as well.

Tina Keller expressed, “It’s been a rough year, and it’s been really rough for General Hospital recently with Johnny.” Keller, along with Robert Markham recalled what it was like working with Wactor.

“He came to set every day with a smile of gratitude and a love-filled hug for everybody,” shared Keller. “I’ve never worked with anyone who was so much light-filled and happy to be where he was. Just so much gratitude and joy and it’s a tremendous loss for his friends, his family, and anyone who loved him.” An emotional Robert Markham confirmed what Keller shared,  “Yeah, absolutely. He was a gentleman. He really was, and we’re going to miss him.”

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GH paid tribute to Wactor in the final moments of the Tuesday, June 11th episode with a title card in remembrance of the slain actor. A march in Los Angeles is scheduled for this morning, Wednesday, June 12th, to City Hall for a call for change to clean up the streets of LA from crime, to help find Wactor’s killer.

The directing team took home the gold in the Directing for a Daytime Drama Series category, in part, due to the episode they submitted surrounding the memorial of Epiphany Johnson played by the late Sonya Eddy, who passed away back in December of 2022. The second episode they submitted was when Anna’s (Finola Hughes) house was set on fire.

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Keller spoke to directing the memorial episode that was so heartfelt and raw as performed by the cast that knew and loved Sonya Eddy. “You know, it was a beautiful day to be able to pay tribute to Sonya and it was a rollercoaster all day,” shared Tina.

“We had our cast giving tributes to her and they all did such a beautiful job. It was well-written and a rough day emotionally, but it was an honor to be able to play a tribute to somebody who’s been such an important role in General Hospital throughout the history of the show,” Keller concluded.

You can check out the entire conversation with the Daytime Emmy-winning Directing team from General Hospital below. Make sure to visit the Michael Fairman Channel for full coverage of the red carpet and Winners Walk with interviews from daytime’s biggest night.

Now, let us know, what you thought of the winning GH Emmy episode submissions and the heartfelt words from the directors on the death of Johnny Wactor and the loss of Sonya Eddy via the comment section.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting death of Johnny Wactor is urged to contact LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to lacrimestoppers.org.

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