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GH Alum Charles Shaughnessy to Nicholas Alexander Chavez on His Upcoming ‘Monsters’ Role : “I’m Not At All Surprised. It Was Always Only a Matter of ‘When”

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The Cassadines stick together! That couldn’t be more true than a touching tweet from Charles Shaughnessy (ex-Victor Cassadine, GH) to his former on-screen great-great TV nephew, Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer Cassadine, GH).

Last last week, the casting news broke which has Daytime Emmy-winner Chavez being cast as one-half of the real-life Menendez brothers who murdered their parents. Chavez will take on the role of Lyle Menendez in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix anthology series, Monsters: The Menendez Brothers.

Currently, due to the writer’s strike, the second season of Murphy’s Monsters is not yet underway.  With news of Chavez landing one of the leading roles, speculation began to run rampant … what did it mean for his part on General Hospital?  Ultimately, as we shared, it means nothing, as plans are for Nick to return to the ABC daytime drama series once filming for the Netflix show is completed.


Taking to Twitter to congratulate Chavez (following a post from Michael Fairman TV on the casting news), the veteran actor had some words of wisdom to boot.  Charles Shaughnessy shared: “I’m not at all surprised. It was always only a matter of “ when”. Congratulations, Nicholas! Remember, when all the work is done… have fun!!”

Shaughnessy should know, as he remains beloved for his role as Mr. Sheffield in the popular TV sitcom, The Nanny, and of course, his signature soap opera role as Shane Donovan on Days of our Lives.

Back in May, GH killed-off the character of Victor after his heinous plot to destroy his enemies and Port Charles, and possibly the world, backfired causing his ultimate demise.

So, what did you think about Charles Shaughnessy giving props to Nick Chavez on landing his upcoming high-profile role? Let us know in the comment section.

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Nicholas is fabulous and will be great in this role!

Congratulations. Excellent acting

Love Charles Shaughnessy; it’s a shame they killed off his character AND another Cassadine. The current regime might as well have a bonfire and just burn all of GH’s history and legacy characters and be done with it. It’s obvious they’re cleaning house and want to replace them with the new neighbors…

Great tweet from Charles to Nicholas; they shared quite a few scenes together; he was a true gent to give him props.

I personally thought Nicholas Chavez was way too dramatic and over-the-top when he was exploding at his TV father…way too Shakespearean and melodramatic. I saw incredible growth since…now he’s able to emote anger without trying to make pictures fall of walls with his voice. He’s got what casting agents look for: looks and talent. Hopefully GH won’t lose him just yet after he gets a taste of non-soap work….

Kudos to Nicholas! I’ve no doubt he’ll be great in the role.

Love both actors. Im am afraid ultimately GH will lose Chavez

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Kelly Monaco Celebrates 20 Years on GH and Sam’s Evolution: “All the Pieces Don’t Fit Perfectly Yet, But It’s Certainly Not Broken Anymore!”

Sunday, October 1st will mark the 20th anniversary of Kelly Monaco’s debut on General Hospital as Sam McCall.  And as the story goes, when Kelly finished her run on Port Charles as Livvie Locke (2000-2003), and the show had been canceled, the three major networks were all interested in her to join their soaps.

In the end, GH won out and fans of the ABC daytime drama series have been the lucky ones to have Monaco join the A-list cast of the iconic soap. Throughout Sam’s journey in Port Charles, viewers have seen quite the character growth. Sam started on the show as a con and hustler, and bloomed into a bonafide heroine and a private investigator.

Kelly shared with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue, how she viewed the Sam of old, to the Sam of today: “Sam came on to the canvas only having herself and her brother, always taking care of someone, and never being taken care of.  I think the biggest evolution for her is starting from being a really lonely, scared woman and becoming a woman who is still really independent, but is protected by family and friends and love and relationships and loyalty, and she never had that before.”

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In a very poetic way, Monaco added on her character’s development: “She came in bent and broken, and I feel like there’s a lot of her that’s still broken, but she’s constantly sort of putting the Rubik’s Cube together. All the pieces don’t fit perfectly, yet, but it’s certainly not broken anymore.”

Throughout Sam’s two decades in Port Charles she has been in love, suffered terrible lost, found family members, had children, and has been involved in some of the most dangerous and criminal cases involving many a villain as she tried to help bring them to justice.

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Currently, Sam is involved in a romance with Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna).  Viewers wonder if Lulu ever wakes up out of her coma, would that spell trouble for their relationship, and in turn, give Kelly some great meaty story to work with?

Now, in the comment section below, share your congrats to Kelly for her 20-year-run on GH. Then let us know, what has been your favorite Sam story over the years?

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General Hospital’s Roger Howarth Featured in Film ‘What Doesn’t Float’ Hits Theatres

General Hospital and daytime drama favorite, Roger Howarth (Austin), can now also be seen in the independent feature film, What Doesn’t Float, currently premiering in limited release in New York City this weekend, and then on to Los Angeles next on October 6th.

On Howarth’s Instagram account, the talented actor shared some photos from opening night of the film with his co-stars and said: “What Doesn’t Float has conquered lower manhattan!! Thanks to these amazing creatives. Next is Los Angeles! They are beautiful talents and cool sweet people.”

What Doesn’t Float is dark comedy and anthology that follows seven stories in one city. In it, a group of characters, New Yorkers, are at their wits end. When the dailiness of urban life is suspended by unforeseen conflict, each character must make a decision. While the outcomes vary, a unified sense of the city emerges: New York becomes a mirror to the ego reflecting our true character, while the rest sinks to the bottom.

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Howarth takes on the role known as “Paddle Boarder.” Along with Roger, the film stars: Pauline Chalamet, Cindy De La Cruz, Joel Nagle, Larry Fessenden, Declan Eells, Joseph Longo, Chanel & Dior Umoh, Keith Poulson, Lily Sondik, Amir Royale, and Alexra Templer.

What Doesn’t Float comes from the Creative Collective and Gummy Films: Executive Producers David Tedeschi, Bernadette & Michael Fitzgerald, produced by Rachel Walden & Pauline Chalamet, written by Shauna Fitzgerald, directed and edited by Luca Balser.

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For more on screenings in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and more click here.  But have no fear, if you can’t catch a showing you can pre-order a DVD copy here.

Check out the trailer below featuring Howarth, and then let us know if you will catch a screening in an upcoming city or get the DVD, for a chance to see Roger in another intriguing role in his ever-growing list of TV and film credits, via the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: ‘Sprina’ in New York Part Two: Trina and Spencer Make Love

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it what every Sprina fan has wanted and waited for in what seems like an eternity – a love scene between Trina and Spencer where the fan favorite duo finally find themselves between the sheets.

In story, the New York City romantic adventure continued for Trina (Tabyana Ali) and Spencer (Nicholas Chavez) as the shared an intimate dinner, following the theater. Spencer is happy to see Trina so happy. She thanks him for such a beautiful night, and then tells Spencer she loves him very much.

Spencer can’t believe it’s taken Trina so long to say those three little words. He shares that he knows he is not the most patient person. Trina laughs, and says, “You?”

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Next, Spencer tells Trina that he’s loved her since the very first day he met her.  Then, Sprina fans received a heartfelt montage of some Spencer and Trina moments from the history of their relationship. Coming out of the flashbacks, Spencer says, “The best is yet to come.”

When the waiter asks Trina and Spencer if they would like dessert, they both decide to skip it, so they can head back to their hotel to be together. Next, upon arriving back to their room, Trina is touched by all the rose petals strewn across the bed that Spencer arranged before they came back to the hotel.


Now, alone together, Spencer and Trina make love for the very first time.  Afterwards, they cuddle up and Spencer admits that he’s the happiest when he’s with Trina. They kiss and Sprina fans rejoice!

So, what did you think of part two of ‘Sprina in New York’? Was it everything you had hoped for? ICYMI: check out the montage from today’s episode below, and then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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