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General Hospital's Ryan Paevey & Kirsten Storms Visit Universal Studios Orlando And Talk Naxie With EXTRA!

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Are their two loves in the heart of Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms)…  or is Nathan West (Ryan Paevey) her only man?  Recently, after Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) came to blows with the detective in the ring, no less, Maxie is not impressed.

Meanwhile, Maxie’s portrayer and her on-screen love interest Ryan Paevey visited Universal Studios Orlando along with Storms hubby, Brandon Barash (Johnny), their daughter Harper, and Bradford Anderson, for a day of fun in the hot sun!

While Brandon, Bradford, and Harper hung out in the theme park, Ryan and Kirsten chatted it up with Mario Lopez of Extra for the inside scoop on their current story, complete with clips from the ABC daytime drama series.  Check out Ryan and Kirsten here!

Then let us know, are you rooting for Naxie or do you want a Spixie reunion?  Comment below!

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vinman
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vinman

Such a appropriate local…..Disney ;)….for a “cartoonish”storyline.imo.

niki
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niki

i love maxie and nathan together so i want them back together ASAP i also want them to have a long term future together on the show getting engaged, then married, having a baby together. i also want them celebrating their birthdays together, having romantic dinners together aswell as taking georgie to the park together or to kellys.

Jenni Zemlock
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Jenni Zemlock

Spineli & Maxie for the Win

Sly
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Sly

I have season passes for Universal Studios Orlando. I will be there this weekend. I am so sorry I missed them this time. I did meet Kristen, Brandon and Bradford a couple of times already. They are really cool people. I have not met Ryan YET….

Timmm
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Timmm

Hey look its “Woody” from “Toy Story!” “No, my name is Ryan Paevey from General Hospiatl.”

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

I wonder if Kristen Storms ever gets a splinter in her lips during kissing scenes with Ryan ‘Wooden’ Paevey…lol

Timmm
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Timmm

Yes and I’m sure she enjoys every minute of it!

Rodd
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Rodd

Naxie – 100%.

su0000
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su0000

I want Spinelli to win !!
but-
Spinelli nevers wins 🙁

Dawny
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Dawny

So do I.

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

Maxie will choose Nathan but a week later when they are having a romantic dinner, Nathans ex girlfriend Valerie arrives-and if they were once a couple, wouldnt Nathan remember Vals last name and wonder for some time if Luke and Lulu were related to her…i know many people with the same last name arent related but they usually are on a soap…just a thought!

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

Have hated Spinelli more.
He KNEW Maxie and Nathan were happy & deliberately came to break them up.

He’s more annoying than ever–and that’s saying something. He need to go away.

Love Nathan more each day.

Michael
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Michael

Spinelli is very socially awkward and probably has Asperger’s, but I find him very likable and he certainly means well.

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

If meaning well means leaving your supportive girlfriend to come break up your former girlfriend’s relationship, then I don’t want to know what NOT meaning well is. Plus he’s staying in Dante’s house, while I believe in the past he’s hated & threatened Dante.

Port Charles was better before Spinelli came back

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hi Michael…I don’t think Spinelli has Aspergers…people with that syndrome are usually limited in imagination…of which Spinelli has a lot, don’t get very emotionally attached, don’t think in the abstract, rtc. I think your first assessment was more accurate…socially awkward probably stemming from insecurity.

I love Spinelli anfpd hope he stays, but I really like Nathan and Maxie. I’d like to see them continue on, and if they break up down the road I wouldn’t mind a revisiting of Maximista and Spinelli. She really can’t go wrong…they’re both great guys.

Michael
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Michael

I’m not a doctor, but I play one on tv.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

ah. thought that was you!

Kristin
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Kristin

I don’t think Bradford Anderson was at Universal Florida with Ryan, Kirsten and Brandon.

Kristin
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Kristin

Also should add, that I am wholeheartedly behind Nathan and Maxie. I really liked Spinelli’s happy ending with Ellie. She was a great fit for the Spinelli. She kept him truthful and forced him to behave like an adult, something I never saw him do with Maxie. And Nathan is a great fit for Maxie for those reasons. He’s brave, mature and caring. he tones down her flakiness. I find Spinelli and Maxie intolerable to watch together. They bring out the worst in each other.

sandie
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sandie

I completely agree,,,Nathan has done so much for Maxie’s maturity. Spinelli,, no,,,not,,,he needs to go back to Ellie!!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Nathan is my favorite pairing for Maxie so far. I hope he’s the last! Please ptb, give us a REAL love story with a real wedding a year from now! Like the soaps used to do. We suffered with our couples, but it was worth it because we knew they’d be together in the end. Nowadays we just suffer.

Shay
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Shay

“Nowadays we just suffer.” Truer words were never spoken, maddiehayes!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I’ve seen Ryan interviewed on several shows as I’m sure many of us have. He comes off as nice in real life as he is on the show…for someone so incredible looking he seems completely uneffected by it. Kirsten always seems down to earth, genuine, as well. Love Maxi…

Dawny
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Dawny

I don’t think Spins has Asperger. He was written very well after Jason’s death. I feel they are writing him as the awkward Spin of the past to make Nathan look better. It is not working.

TeamSpixie forever.

Linda Smith
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Linda Smith

i am forever #TeamSpixie. Their love story is totally unique for a soap and Kirsten and Bradford have a special magic in scenes together that scenes with Nathan can’t even come close to. Soixie speaks volumns just with there eyes! Having Bradford back with THEIR daughter is the best thing that’s happened since Dec 2013 and I hope he stays and Spixe prevails!!

Joe
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Joe

I’m rooting for Spixie. Spixe are pure magic together. BA and KS play off each other so well and it show when they do scenes together.

Mandy Moore
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Mandy Moore

I choose Spixie. Maxie and Spinelli have a special connection that you rarely see between two characters. I have rooted for Spixie since the beginning and I will continue to enjoy the Spixie ride.

Sarah
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Sarah

Team Spixie. Spixie has a great love story with lots of memories. Spixie have been through a lot of good moment’s, and many heartbreaking moment’s together that helped build up this couple over the years. I hope Spixie has many more great moment’s instored for them.

Tracy A.
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Tracy A.

Neither! I loved Maxie with Jessie and Coop. I wished GH went with Jomax and see how they would have fared as a couple. Jomax had a spark and both BB and KS very good actors. So IMO they should of given them at least a couple of months as a couple to see if they would have worked. After a couple of months if they were stale then I would agree to end them but they never got that shot. With Spinelli he annoys me too much to see him with Maxie again. I can tolerate him in scenes… Read more »

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NATAS Reveals Categories to be Presented at 49th Annual Daytime Emmys and Creative Arts & Lifestyle Ceremonies

On Monday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced which categories will be presented at the 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle and the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies.  Both award shows will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy ceremony will stream live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Saturday, June 18 at watch.TheEmmys.tv and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku. while The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast will be presented live at 9 PM EDT (replay at 9 PM PDT) on Friday, June 24, on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.

Check out the alignment of categories for each show and ceremony below.

The 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards

Saturday, June 18, 2022 

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Culinary Series

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Outstanding Lifestyle Program

Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program

Outstanding Instructional and How-To Program

Outstanding Arts and Popular Culture Program

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Outstanding Daytime Special

Outstanding Short Form Daytime Program

Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Culinary Host

Outstanding Daytime Program Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Single Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Multiple Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

Outstanding Original Song

Outstanding Lighting Direction

Outstanding Technical Team, Camera Work, Video

Outstanding Cinematography

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing

Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

Outstanding Casting

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Outstanding Hairstyling

Outstanding Makeup

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling

Lifetime Achievement Award: This Old House

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The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show Host

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Aniston

So, what do you think about how NATAS has chosen to give out this year’s gold statuettes?  Looking forward to the ceremonies? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Chats On Her Daytime Emmy-Nominated Performance and Its Significance

When the nominations were revealed for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital mainstay, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), was recognized for her stunning work in the Alexis-centric standalone episode which honored her 25th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series.

Grahn, is already a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.  She won back in 1989 in a tie for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work as Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara along with All My Children’s Debbi Morgan, and again received the honors in that category in 2012 for her work on General Hospital.

Now. she is vying for the gold in 2022 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category against other formidable actresses including: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown, DAYS Stacy Haiduk, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway, and her GH castmate, Kelly Thiebaud.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Nancy to talk about her decision to enter the Emmy race this year, her powerful and moving scenes, why this nomination is significant and important to her, and her take on some very important social issues of our time.

Always candid, insightful, combined with great humor and wit, here’s what Nancy had to share below, and make sure to check out GH this week when sparks fly between Alexis and Gregory (Gregory Harrison). Will he turn out to be the new beau in Alexis’ life? Stay tuned.

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Congratulations on the Emmy nomination.  How do you feel about being in the running again, especially with the material from your 25th anniversary episode?

NANCY:  You know, I don’t submit myself if I don’t think I have something, and I didn’t last year.  This year, I had the one show, and the first reason I submitted myself was I had the episode that was worthy of the competition. These judges have to sit, and watch this stuff, and very often, it’s hard to watch soap opera scenes.  It really is, unless you’re in it.  It’s a different kind of material that most primetime people aren’t used to watching.  So, it’s tricky business.  I don’t want to put them through anything too awful. I don’t want to torture them and I’ve judged before. It can be a bit tedious. So, for me to submit myself, I thought, it has to be something that isn’t going to torture another human being. The second thing is, older women get marginalized the older they get, and they get diminished very often, and every time we get nominated, it means something different to me.  This time, to me, I want it to somehow be symbolic, or a shoutout to women who are still producing, who have been doing their job for a long time and are still doing it good enough, and that it’s still worthy of respect and recognition.

When we were at the GH Convention back in March, I played the scene on-stage for the fans in attendance of when Alexis goes over to the corner of Kevin’s office and heals her younger self.  You saw the reaction just from the fans.  It’s such a beautiful moment within the story.  What did you think about how the standalone episode was crafted?

NANCY:  It was a different experience for me because GH co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, and script writer, Scott Sickles gave it the attention, but even more to that, they allowed me to participate in the creation of it.  They allowed the director, Phideaux Xavier, to participate.  We all sat in a room.  They said, “You know what?  Make it how you’re comfortable with it.”  There were so many people who gave it time and effort, and Phideaux gets a lot of credit because he came up with a lot of ideas.  So, the little girl in the therapy room wasn’t initially a part of it.  That was Phideaux’s idea, and they let us alter things, and they allowed me to write some words that meant something to me with the character.  Our producers, Michelle Henry and M.K Weir, who I both adore, were also a part of this.

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That is great to hear that you were involved in the collaborative process of the creation of the episode.

NANCY:  We read through the whole script, and we worked it like you would on primetime. We went through it like, “Does this moment work?  Does that moment work?  Does this make sense?  Does that make sense?”  We never do that in soaps.  We don’t get to that.  So, it was a gift to me.  It really was. Chris and Dan, and Scott and Phideaux, and the two producers, generosity in gifting me that experience and making sure that it was to everybody’s liking, was really very special to me, and it meant a lot.

Did you come up with the key lines which summarized Alexis as a person and her journey: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a fighter, and an idealist and an advocate?”

NANCY:  No. They designed it, but we were allowed to enhance and contribute creatively to it, and, we don’t normally have the time to do that.  They don’t have the time to – and you can’t allow people to do that with every episode, to be creatively participating, because it would turn into madness with everybody.

Then, when it came down to choosing the scenes from your anniversary episode to include for your Emmy submission, was that a challenging process of which moments to go with?

NANCY:  I just told a little story with it with the time that I had, and so, I edited it with a friend of mine.  I did a sort of pre-edit on it, I’m good at that, and handed the timeline to our editor, who nicely put it together. It took very little effort.

In my humble opinion, I think that episode featured one of your all-time best performances.

NANCY: Thank you. There was a nice effort from everybody, from the lighting to everybody else, and all the effort Phideaux put into it.  He worked so hard on that!  It was fun for us.  It was like the old days where you really got to work something out.

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It truly harkened back to everything we knew up to that point about Alexis and her past as well, and included a montage of scenes over the years.

NANCY:  I think it was M.K. who put that together, but when you’re working at the pace we’re working now, to have to sit and put together a montage of twenty-five years, that’s not an easy feat.  Nobody has time for that anymore, but they did it, and like I said, it was really, really appreciated.  My only thought with it is that I wanted it to be relatable to other people.  I didn’t want it to just be some, you know, self-indulgent Alexis episode. I knew that by bringing in the little girl and talking about people being hurt in their childhood and how that makes somebody feel that it was probably relatable to many people, and so it became meaningful to other people and not just me.

Do you think you’ll attend the Daytime Emmys? I know the last time you won you were not present.

NANCY:  Yeah, I’m planning on it.  I mean, barring anything happening! (Laughs)

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

NANCY:  Of course, it does.  It always does, and way too often, women who are still producing well in their jobs, don’t get the respect and the acknowledgment for it.  So, that’s why I’m saying, this is no small thing, and that I want other women to know that I know that, and that I wish for them the same thing.

What was the reaction of your daughter, Kate and your fiancé, Richard, when you told them you were Emmy-nominated?

NANCY:  Richie goes, “What is this?  Your 18th nomination?” (Laughs). You know what I mean?  It was just kind of like, “Yeah, sure, why wouldn’t you be?” It wasn’t like, “Oh, my God!”  It was like they kind of expected that.  That was nice!  I’m glad they feel that way.  I’m glad they weren’t surprised.  They were like, “Sure!  Of course, you would be.  Why wouldn’t you be?”  I said, “You know, it doesn’t always work like that!”

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Now comes the part of having to find a dress and all that goes with it for the red carpet.  Do you enjoy that part?

NANCY:  No, I hate that part.  That is my… oh ‘boohoo’, you know?  I mean, I have to find something to wear.  Also, the older you get, that becomes so much less important, and the more makeup, and the more hair, and the more foofy, the more ridiculous I look. I start looking like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  You’ve just got to keep it simple.

You were talking about women and ageism.  Do you not feel that also exists for men?

NANCY:  It exists for men, but it’s not at all on the same par as women.  I mean, men still get paid more than women, and men still are valued more than women.  I mean, there are exceptions, but if you look in any place of employment, even the soaps, you will typically find the men making more money than the women, and the older the women get, the less they get.  Life’s not fair right now.  It’s fairer than it was, but still the equality game is not won yet.

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I know how much all of this means to you in terms of equality for women, and people being run out of their jobs because of their age.

NANCY:  It’s just a reality.  It’s not something that I’m hopeless about, but I have a story to tell.  I’ll tell it when the time is right.  It’s life!  It happens in every field everywhere.  When my mom was 70, she was still producing the exact same way she was producing when she was 30, and she got run out, and was replaced by a man who was 40 or something, and there was no particular reason for it.  It was just, “You’re done.  We decided you’re done,” but like I said, it happens everywhere, in every line of work, and that’s why I just wanted to give a shout-out, when you still, after 36 years, can be recognized or shown respect or acknowledgment for what your do.  It’s a very big deal that I am appreciative of and grateful for.

So, rooting for Nancy to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize? Happy she was nominated for her work in the the milestone episode devoted to Alexis? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and to tune-in to the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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