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GH casts Kelly Sullivan as the new Kate Howard!

Well, GH finally did it. They replaced the talented Megan Ward who had been so badly back-burnered with a new Kate Howard 2.0!

This time around, the fashionista will be played by relative soap newcomer Kelly Sullivan. It has been confirmed by ABC Soaps In Depth that Sullivan has been put on contract, wheras the show bumped Ward to recurring.

A bit we know about Kelly Sullivan, is that she has had small parts on One Life to Live and As the World Turns and guest-starred in primetime police procedural dramas such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Sullivan is set to make her Port Charles debut in the fall.

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aria
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aria

ok so heres the first mistake under garin wolf regime, why recast w/ a newbie when the fabulous megan ward is available? horrible first blunder mr. wolf, you should be trying to avoid those, and not end up like your fomer head writer, an unemployed.

bookchick
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bookchick

The actress is in her early thirties. Are we supposed to believe that she is Sonny’s age or are they going to rewrite history again? Stupid move GH. Megan Ward was unique and fabulous and had great chemistry with Maurice Benard.

Nicole
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Nicole

I loved Megan and Maurice together.SKATE is an awesoem couple.I am willing to give this actress a shot..If she does bomb I bet you GH will want Megan back….But Im excited for SKATE again and thank god Brenda is gone

SnBfan4life
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SnBfan4life

Um sorry I have to laugh! Its obvious to a duck that they recasted Megan Ward cuz they are NOT serious about SKATE! LOL! I’m loving this cuz….duh! Nukate is just a FILLER until Vanessa Maricl Returns..just like Claire was if you pay close attention so don’t be too happy about Brenda being gone…VMG Already confirmed on Twitter that Brenda will be back for Sonny!!! Yeah SKATE is a great couple alright and that’s why they recasted MW!!! MAURICE’S LAST BRILLANT SCENES with VANESSA shows Who Sonny’s TRUE HEART has always belonged to one woman – BRENDA..with the way he… Read more »

Michelle
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Michelle

No way! Brenda was a B****. Sorry to say. I’m still waiting for Sonny and Carly to get back together. They are classic. I never saw Branda in the good old days but this time around I couldn’t understand why anyone would give her the time of day. And Megan Ward rocked out as Kate. So not impressed with this one – sorry chiquita!

SnBfan4life
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SnBfan4life

ROTF! Um nah the jokes is on you! Ha! Wait a minute – I need a minute cuz my ass is still laughing! Lmao! Um #1 Carson aka Carsick aka Scum is dead and gone they had their 4 failed marriages! I went to MAURICE BENARD’S TOUR in person and he said and I quote “There will be NO SONNY & CARLY PAIRING! They have ran their course!” Ha! Lol! Even the actor DON’T want that sick ass pairing anymore! And you are right about one thing….GH is not serious about bug-eyed nuKate and MW was the real Kate but… Read more »

jay
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jay

Idiots in charge., well I will not support gh in anything ,what so ever. They really suck!!!! Their is only one Kate and that is Megan Ward. You suck Garin Wolfe, I hope u bomb.

b31
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b31

Why are so many people under the impression the show’s head writer gets to decide if an actor/actress stays or goes? While it is *possible* — depending on how open the EP is to suggestion that a certain actor may or may not be able to play the role as it will soon be written — this is an EP / Corporate (Brian Frons, in this case) decision as often as not. Phelps and Frons clearly decided they didn’t like Megan Ward as Kate, as the part was reduced to nothing long ago–under the head writer who created her–and they… Read more »

JAY
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JAY

Well, That is fine, but I refuse to watch the damn show for the lack of respect they have for fans. You have your opinion and I have mine.

Madison
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Madison

So you don’t watch the show but you’re gonna complain about it. How does that make sense?

ethel
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ethel

all i can say is the she has huges shoes to fill – megan ward was fabulous as kate!

Sean
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Sean

Maybe Megan had some backstage shenanigans we simply are not privy too. Keep in mind we thought Drew Garrett’s Michael was irreplaceble also. GH has the best casting director out there, so we are o.k.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

The actress is 33 years old Megan Ward is 41 now you are going to make this beleiveable when Sonny is 47 yrs old! I am sure Megan Ward got out of favor with Tony, Maurice & Steve ! You know those actors that overact or read cue cards or say nothing at all!!!!!

deedeelady
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deedeelady

Maybe the actor’s can’t say anything now because of legalities?

There seems to be a lot of hush hush, how the owner’s will handle the details.

Maybe they have to wait until Sept. when AMC is completely gone?

JAY
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JAY

I use to watch the damn show, but I gave up on it, because of the lack of respect. I was just making a statement. Get real!

Kyle
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Kyle

Megan is Kate. I would like to know why Megan was not brought back. I think Kelly kind of resembles Megan, so this recast may work. I still hope they bring Megan back eventually if Kelly does not work out.

jackie bowman
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jackie bowman

First of all when did the head writer change on GH? I loved Megan Ward and I hope this newby can fill her shoes. Let’s give her a chance.
I also hope that Carolyn Hennessey did not leave the show. I know she is supposed to be on a book tour and she will return to GH. She is not only beautiful, but very funny. Her facial expressions are hilarious.
Good bye to Brenda and Jax. Don’t miss them at all.

Jackie
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Jackie

There is absolutely no chemistry with the new Kate. Megan Ward was great as Kate you really hated her being such a bitch but in th end you wish you could be her…..

mas
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mas

Megan Ward is Kate, even Mr Benard wanted her back GH does not listen to it’s viewers, now if they said it was money reasons, I could understand why Megan wanted more, after the huge bomb of Brenda, and the stupid Olivia s/l, the only one that worked was Megan & Maurice, the ratings poved that. GH is on it’s way out UNLESS they LISTEN and start giving the fans what they want, get rid of the Zacara family, forget about Lisa coming back, and get back to basics, The Q,s , Skate, ect, Olivia, Dante, and the rest have… Read more »

sandykatz
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sandykatz

i love the role of kate and connie you are so beautiful you are a very pretty and talented actress iwish you the best allways

rob gold
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rob gold

Kelly Sullivan has proven to be an excellent actress and not just another pretty face. Did I say”pretty’? I meant absolutely gorgeous.

Days Of Our Lives

49th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmys were held on Friday night and for the first time since 2019 and the coronavirus pandemic, the event was live and the red carpet was back in full swing.

Many of your favorites from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful showed their glam side and celebrated being part of the genre with their own fashion statements.  In addition, many notables from daytime talk shows, game shows and more were on-hand and also walked the carpet.

After the arrivals, the nominated guests, cast members, and colleagues went inside to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the presentation of the awards which were live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. (Find out who won here)

Now below, check out some of the red carpet arrivals from daytime’s biggest night of the year.

Then, let us know, who do you think was the Best Dressed? Who looked most dashing? Which couple complimented each others look, well?  Share your picks and thoughts via the comment section.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: General Hospital, B&B’s John McCook and Y&R’s Mishael Morgan Take Top Honors

Friday night, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ (NATAS) 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out in 15 categories on a live telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.  When the dust settled, it was ABC’s General Hospital who took the night’s top prize for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series.

This marks GH’s continued record-breaking number of wins in this category and brings it up to 15 victories for the iconic show, which is currently in its 59th year on the air.  GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini accepted the award on behalf of everyone connected with the show, when Drew Barrymore presented the final award of the night.

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The night also brought with it the historic win of The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair). The actress became the first black actress in Daytime Emmy history to ever take home the Lead Actress Daytime Emmy.  In the emotional highpoint of the evening, in terms of acceptance speeches and significance, Morgan spoke to the current generation breaking glass ceilings.

Morgan expressed: “We are breaking glass ceilings left right and center and I am so honored to be a vessel and to experience this moment. Everybody out there today, we can do this thing called equality and unity together.”  In her speech, Mishael shared: “I was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean, and I’m now standing on an international stage and I am being honored regardless of the color of my skin, regardless of my passport, for being the best at what I do, Now there are little girls around the world and no matter what the industry, the vocation they can strive to be the best.”

Veteran actor, John McCook who has played Eric Forrrester on The Bold and the Beautiful for over 35 years, finally won his first ever Emmy after four previous nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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The Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series trophies went to two standouts from General Hospital, Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) and Jeff Kober (Cyrus), while Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), added another mantle to the GH trophy case with his first win for Outstanding Younger Performer.

Days of our Lives writing team led by Ron Carlivati took home the gold for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, while GH won for Direction.

The biggest winner in terms of total gold belonged to The Kelly Clarkson Show. When all was said and done, between the Creative Arts ceremonies held last weekend, and last night, the talk show took home 7 awards including: Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show and Talk Show Host. General Hospital followed with five total wins for Daytime Emmys 2022.

The ceremonies featured DAYS Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) anchoring the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to her longtime co-star John Aniston (Victor), who was not present, with the help of John’s daughter, Jennifer Aniston, who was seen on tape.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children) made her first public appearance since the passing of her beloved husband, Helmut Huber and introduced the In Memoriam segment.  Grammy-winner Michael Bolton performed his classic tune “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” during the tribute.

Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner were the hosts for the telecast, and with the overturning of the Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision on everyone’s mind last night, Turner gave a nod to how she and so many others felt, when Frazier told her how nice she looked in her dress. Nishcelle commented, “I chose this dress. It was my choice.”  That moment received huge applause from the audience in attendance.

Check out the full winners circle list from last night’s 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards below. 

Then let us know, are you happy with the results? Who were you most thrilled to see take home an Emmy? What did you think of the telecast? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

General Hospital 

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama, Actress

Mishael Morgan, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Performance In A Daytime Drama, Actor

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actor, in a Daytime Drama

Jeff Kober, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actress, in a Daytime Drama

Kelly Thiebaud, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series

Nicholas Chavez, General Hospital

Outstanding Writing Team For a Daytime Drama

Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Game Show Host

Steve Harvey, Family Feud 

Outstanding Game Show

Jeopardy!

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Entertainment Tonight

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts 

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL 15000th Episode: Laura Faces Being Ousted as Mayor as Port Charles Bands Together in Support of Her

Finally, after many preemptions, General Hospital’s 15,000the episode aired on Wednesday. In it and front and center in the standalone episode was GH icon, Genie Francis (Laura).

In story, after a scathing op-ed is run in The Invader from a group of citizens called “The Friend of Port Charles”, they take aim at Mayor Laura Collins and want a recall to replace her. When trying to figure out who was behind the story, Laura’s friends and the citizens of the town, band together to keep her from being ousted and to figure out who would attack her in the press like this.

That sets up a few sentimental flashback clips featuring the three current longest-running members of the cast, Genie, Kin Shriner (Scott) and Jackie Zeman (Bobbie).  Viewers get a glimpse of Scotty and Laura’s wedding, and then Bobbie’s contentious and duplicitous side when she fought for the love of Scotty against a teenaged Laura.

As Laura tries to determine who is behind the op-ed, Curtis (Donnell Turner) gets a lead from Ms. Wu (Lydia Look) that Laura’s half-brother, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) is behind it.  Laura then heads to Pentonville to confront Cyrus.  She asks if he’s the brains behind “The Friends of Port Charles”.

Cyrus insists he is only an advisor. He goes on to say that this is a group of people who are disillusioned by the way she is running the town.  Cyrus gets angry and vengeful, and emotional, when saying the police department is corrupt and how ELQ and Cassadine Industries gets tax breaks at the expense of less fortunate people, etc.  Laura can’t figure out if these people in the ‘friends’ group have such high moral value why would they hire a criminal, like him, as an advisor?

Renault goes on to say that it’s up to God and preaches she needs to be less self-righteous.  Laura throws back to Cyrus that where was God in that scathing op-ed, that he did filled with such hate?  Laura then forgives him and walks out, which stuns Cyrus.

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Later, Scotty in front of Laura, Bobbie, Anna (Finola Hughes), Felicia (Kristina Wagner) and Lucy (Lynn Herring), proposes to Liesl (Kathleen Gati), but she turns down his marriage proposal.  Liesl feels they have a good thing going , so why mess it up with a marriage at this point. The two kiss.

In addition, Laura meets up with Maxie (Kirsten Storms), who are visiting an institutionalized Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst).  Maxie brings her some cosmetics from Deception because of the bad lighting in the facility.

The softball game was the throughline of the episode, and at the end, we saw the payoff, when all the characters converged on Charlie’s giving their support to Laura, who says she is ready to write her rebuttal.

Then in a voice-over from Laura, she speaks to the essence of Port Charles and its residents which included: that they have a strong community that she is proud to be a part of it and she speaks to her legacy over generations.  Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) proposes a toast to Laura, as she notes that if she loses the recall then so be it, adding that if the person who replaces her is a Port Charles lifer, like she is, then the town will continue to prosper.

So, what did you think of the 15,000 episode milestone episode? Did you enjoy the performance of Genie Francis? Did you like the way much of the cast was utilized, or did you feel otherwise? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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