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General Hospital's Michelle Stafford Cast In Film, Durant Never Closes!

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General Hospital star Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay) has joined the cast of the Independent film, Durant Never Closes!

The feature which has been crowd-funded via a Kickstarter campaign also stars Tom Sizemore, as the movie’s main character named Jack.  In the film, Stafford will play his love interest named Suzie.

The film is based on the works of Mabel Leo and Terry Earp about the actor, ladies man, and restaurateur Jack Durant. This film tells his story during one day at his restaurant.

Durant Never Closes is directed by Travis Mills and is produced by Running Wild Films and 5J Media. It also co-stars Pam Grier and Peter Bogdanovich.   The feature is currently in pre-production.

So, excited to see Michelle in another acting vehicle, as well as GH?  Share your thoughts below!

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Michelle, keep both eyes on Tom! I’m happy for her. She is mega talented and being wasted on GH!

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Michelle is very talented!
good for her to land a movie role!!
I luv her and Franco, a whole bunch!
Franco and Nina is a very unique couple, ‘the misfits’ way out of the ordinary, I Love That!

and it’s awesome that GH lets its actors do projects and yet remain with GH ..

Timmm
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GH is smart. They let their actors be artists and do other projects. Over at Y&R they cuff them to that role. Ask Billy Miller! Hence, out with Billy, in with Burgess. BOOOOOO!

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Not a fan, myself but I wonder if she watched HBO’s Going Clear? If you’re not familiar with it, it’s an indictment on the wrong doings and abuses conducted by The Church of Scientology. Stafford is a known Scientologist.
I would gain a whole lot of respect for Stafford is she left the church and publicly took a stand. They are really a creepy organization.

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Oh wow. I didn’t know she was a scientologist. I like her on GH but I completely agree with you, Harry. Creepy…cult…group. Stories about their mindset and intimidation tactics are the common thread among those who’ve left.

Patrick
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she’s starring, with… the one and only… ta-da : Pam Grier

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I simply love Michelle Stafford. Timmm and I seem to be the only ones who appreciate her magnificent talent. You go, girl!

Barb
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Absolutely! Michelle is a talent actress who bring her own uniqueness to any character that she plays.

Lew S
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Congrats Michelle!! GH utilize this woman will ya!

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TONIGHT: Daytime Cares: A Live Event For The Restaurant Community Streams with Soap Stars, Musical Artists & More

Tune-in alert! Saturday night, December 5th, the daytime community once again leads the way with a special livestream presentation to help those affected deeply by the coronavirus pandemic.  This time, the event will shed light on the restaurant community, who have been hit hard during these trying times.

The real-life duo of Aianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS) and Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel DAYS)) are set to host Daytime Cares: A Live Event for the Restaurant Community.   

The event will be streamed on The Locher Room  YouTube channel and Facebook page beginning at 8 p.m. EST / 5 PST.  The Locher Room’s Alan Locher, will also join them as a co-host.

 

Throughout the night, Daytime Cares will be showcasing the Restaurant Strong Fund, which supports restaurant industry employees who have been impacted by COVID19 closures.  Viewers can also make a donation now or throughout the evening via the livestream link.

Many of your favorite daytime soaps stars are in the line-up and are scheduled to appear including:

Lamon Archey (Eli, DAYS)
Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R)
Galen Gering (Rafe, DAYS)
Katelyn MacMullen (Willow, GH)
Martha Madison (Belle, DAYS)
Sofia Mattson (Sasha, GH)
Michael Mealor (Kyle, Y&R)
Marci Miller (Abigail, DAYS)
Wes Ramsey (Peter, GH)
Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter, B&B)
Paolo Seganti (ex-Damian, ATWT)
Crishell Stause (Selling Sunset, ex-Jordan DAYS, ex-Amanda, AMC)
Sal Stowers (Lani, DAYS)
Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R)
Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH)
Laura Wright (Carly, GH)

Other talent participating in the event are: Grammy Award-winning artists Gloria Gaynor and Lisa Loeb, the leading ladies of  Broadway’s Wicked and Phantom of the Opera, plus celebrity chef Katie Chin.

Founded by media executive Bob Wall, TV director Sonia Blangiardo and actress Arianne Zucker, Daytime Cares is a collective of Daytime TV talent who drive awareness and donations to non-profits, celebrate and highlight the heroes of the COVID 19 pandemic, encourage volunteerism and assist in very tangible ways for those who are most in nee

So, will you be checking out Daytime Cares tonight? Comment below.

 

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ABC’s Vicki Dummer & William Burton Among Executive Exits In Disney TV Cuts; Both Oversaw Aspects Of General Hospital

In a major reshuffling of the executive infrastructure at Disney/ABC, several lay-offs were handed-down including to longtime ABC executive Vicki Dummer who most recently was Head of Current Series Programming, ABC Entertainment,

In her position, Dummer oversaw the creative aspects from the network level for General Hospital.  Vicki had been with the company for over 24 years and was a noted longtime fan of the show in interviews she had given during her tenure.

 

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Back in September of 2018, William Burton was given the position of SVP and Head Of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production for ABC Entertainment.  He had been in charge of the the business operations for General Hospital at a network level, while Dummer continued to handle the creative.  However today, Burton was also let-go.

The exits come as ABC and Hulu have consolidated original content under Craig Erwich, and 20th Television and Touchstone TV under Karey Burke.

The layoffs are believed to have effected 12 staff members mostly at the executive level.

Deadline broke the news and then updated their story later today.

Just who and what department in the new structuring will take over General Hospital remains to be seen.  We will keep you posted once any additional news or announcements are made.

So, what do you think of the exits of Vicki Dummer and William Burton? Comment below.

 

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Emme Rylan On Her Final GH Scenes: “Laying There Emotionless While My Amazing Costars Cried Over My Comatose Body Was One of the Hardest Acting Challenges EVER!”

If you watched Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, you witnessed an emotional and heartbreaking episode where friends, family, and loved ones had to say their goodbyes to Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) before she is transferred to a long-term care facility to be looked after following her brain injuries and surgery which left her in a coma.

This was to mark the last scenes of Emme Rylan who has exited the series after being let-go.  In story, viewers watched as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Maxie (Kirsten Storms), Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), Tracy (Jane Elliot) and a grief-stricken Laura (Genie Francis) sat by Lulu’s hospital bedside telling her they will be waiting for her to wake up, as the agonize over the gravity of the situation.

On Wednesday, Rylan took to social media to tell her fans how difficult it was for her to tape those scenes, when she expressed: “Laying there emotionless while my amazing costars cried over my comatose body was one of the hardest acting challenges EVER! They don’t exactly have you practice that in acting school (Thank u to everyone that noticed).”

In response former GH star Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) who also went through a similar on-screen situation when his character was killed-off tweeted back to Em: “I 100% agree and understand, haha.”

The episode gave  Genie Francis a fantastic palette to play and reminded everyone why she is one of the greatest icons of the genre.

So, what did you think of Emme’s statement on trying to get through those difficult scenes as played by her co-stars?  Share your thoughts below.

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