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General Hospital's Michelle Stafford To Be A Mom Again!

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Well, what do you know?  According to her very cute Instagram post this morning, General Hospital’s Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay) is expanding her family with news of expecting her second child!

In a photo featuring her five-year old daughter Natalia, who mom Michelle welcomed via surrogacy, the actress related her joy at the news of anticipating being a mom and bringing a little brother or sister for her daughter to get to know, saying to her friends and followers:: “#babynumber2 #yepitstrue #noimnotkidding #imthinkingthesamething #yepimcrazy #butyepimlucky #SOlucky #trulygrateful #trulyamiracle.  I may not be certain of many things in my life but the one thing I am certain of is that I’m a good mother… I am SO grateful to have more love in my life…”

Share your congrats for Michelle and Natalia, as they soon will have a new member to welcome to their cozy and talented family!

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Vicki Black
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Vicki Black

I am so happy for you. You are a brave, fierce, loving woman, mother, actor, and creative mind. Best to you and your babies!

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Its wonderful news, shes a terrific mommy. Lucky little baby.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Michelle.
I would like to consider myself your most loyal fan. I have adored you for fifteen years…so, blessings and good health to you, Natalia and the new bundle of joy to arrive. Peace.

su0000
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su0000

Michelle loves being a mother..
That is obvious from her and her daughter in her web series..
I hope she will be written as being pregnant on GH
but !
I do not recall her having sex with Ric or Franco ..
(perhaps an immaculate conception ) lol
or- a behind the closed door sex happening..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Michelle is not pregnant, su. She is using a surrogate.

su0000
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su0000

ohhhh!
thanks CeeCee…
her 1st daughter was via surrogacy.. now the second also..
lol what fun is that!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol, su.
Tha’s funny. Well, I guess it was no fun conceiving this baby, for Michelle. But, the rewards of taking care and rearing this baby are immeasurable. What we all wish for her is a healthy baby, right? Later.

janice
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janice

happy for her and her family, not such a fan of her work on GH.

Debbie Alexander
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Debbie Alexander

I think she is a fantastic mother! Congratulation Michelle & Natalia I hope you enjoy your new addition to your family with a life time of memories!

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Congratulations Michelle and Natalia! Wonderful news!

Fanny
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Fanny

How wonderful for you & yours.

Sandy
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Sandy

You deserve a new bundle of joy to love. We can certainly see how devoted to Natalia you are. The new baby will be loved just as much. Congrats.

irene
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irene

She is not one of my favs but good luck to her.

Timmm
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Timmm

Try and separate the character from the actress.

nancy matalucci
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nancy matalucci

Im so Happy for you Michele!! Best of Luck!!

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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Gregory Harrison Is The New Gregory Chase On General Hospital

General Hospital just got hotter as it beef’s up its storyline featuring Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton.  Now comes word that TV veteran, Gregory Harrison has come to the ABC daytime drama series as the recast Gregory Chase.

The character of Gregory Chase was previously played by DAYS James Read, who plays the treacherous Clyde Weston now and then on the NBC soap.

With Harrison taking on the role of Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father, that makes things a little juicier in the romantic department.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news, Harrison begins taping today Wednesday at the ABC studios for General Hospital and fans can look forward to his debut on-screen in a few weeks.

As to the storyline: “Fireworks could be on the horizon for Harrison’s character.”

TV fans remember Gregory from the hit series Trapper John M.D., then later on Falcon Crest, Judging Amy, One Tree Hill and more.  He also has frequently appeared in Lifetime and Hallmark Channel movies most recently.

So, what do you think about the Gregory Chase recast with Gregory Harrison? Intrigued? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mike’s Funeral Brings The Alzheimer’s Storyline Full Circle to Its Heart-Tugging Conclusion

When a soap opera allows a full episode to stay in the story they are telling, it can often make for a riveting hour of television.  This was the case and then some on Thursday’s emotional ending to General Hospital’s Alzheimer’s storyline; when the character of Mike Corbin (Max Gail) was given a proper send-off – a funeral – and being eulogized by those who loved and cared for him.

When GH is at its best through the years has been when it tackles social issues of our time, and this story will stand among the iconic soap’s best.  The backdrop of the story was that of father and son, grappling with and coming to terms with the past, finding love, forgiveness and redemption against this most horrific of diseases that has afflicted so many.

In the episode, Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright) go to church and prepare themselves for the emotional day as mourners come through and share their grief and condolensces and love for Mike.  Those included: Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth – back for this one), Stella (Vernee Watson), Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) and a touching moment between Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) and Carly where the legal eagle says to Carly that if she ever needs to drink and vent let her know.

 

As the funeral begins, one by one Mike’s family and friends say beautiful words of what he meant to them,. Michael reflects about how his grandfather loved to party and how he’d like them all to raise a glass for him. . Olivia, speaks on behalf of Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), and how close Mike and Dante were.  Ava (Maura West) talks about the love and kindness and joy he brought to little Avery.

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When Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) got up to speak, things became even more heartbreaking when she flashes back to a scene where she was having a terrible time and Mike was there for – always a great listener- but he tells he eventually, he will not remember her.

GH did a outstanding job of selecting scenes throughout the eulogies that punctuated who Mike was … and how he tied in to all of the characters lives.  Jason (Steve Burton) shared how he knew it wasn’t easy for Mike to come back and try to make amends with Sonny, but that no matter what, Mike kept trying to get through to Sonny to make things right between them.

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Stella’s moment was also heartbreaking recalling the man who became her friend.  Carly, who was the glue that held Sonny and the family together during Mike’s illness, shared her doubt if the family could handle Mike, and what was to come, but how Sonny helped his father find inner-peace..

When Sonny gets up to talk he reveals he had a lot of anger towards his father, and how the illness made him truly see the man his dad was inside.  Sonny tells his dad he is proud of him and how grateful he was that he came back into his life.   Next, Josslyn (Eden McCoy) sings as the mourners reflect back on Mike in a touching series of juxtaposed clips against the characters in the moment at the funeral.

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After the service had concluded Sonny and Carly talk how Morgan and Mike are together now, but Sonny asks for some time alone in the church. It is then Mike appears and tells his son it’s time he forgave himself, since Sonny forgave Mike.  He tells Sonny that he has made him very proud.  As he gets up to leave he kisses Sonny on the forehead and goes towards the light and to heaven.  Just after that, Dante appears at the front of the church, shocking Sonny in a beautiful analogy that now this father and son must deal with what’s ahead in their relationship, just as Sonny and Mike had done.

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This episode featured beautiful work by Maurice Benard, and Max Gail and everyone in the supporting cast who had their moments.  It was an ensemble piece but led by Benard and Gail, who should both be receiving Emmys in 2021 for their work..

What did you think of Mike’s funeral episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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