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GH Fave Carolyn Hennesy Joins The Cast Of Netflix's Gilmore Girls!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

We all know she is one of the most busy actresses in Hollywood, and now General Hospital’s Carolyn Hennesy can add yet another intriguing project and series to her impressive resume!

News from Variety has that Hennesy, who plays the recurring role of legal eagle, Diane Miller on the ABC daytime drama series, has nabbed recurring role in Netflix upcoming revival of Gilmore Girls!

Carolyn has been cast as Toni, a member of The DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution).  The part is described as: “upper-crust, someone who likes to keep things orderly and does not appreciate dissension, Toni has been in the ‘club”’for years with Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop).

Primetime fans are also very familiar with Hennesy’s work from her role on Cougar Town, Revenge and more!

So, excited to hear Carolyn is appearing in Gilmore Girls?  Do you want to see her on General Hospital more often as well?  Comment below!

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Mo
Mo

I thought it had already been filmed.

jacque
jacque

So talented…

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Diane wasnt at the trial..

Kevin
Kevin

No, she wasn’t there. Don’t recall an explanation, but that escaped my attention!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Love her as Diane…great character! But I think she’s a bit typecast…she’s always “upper crust”…even in True Blood she was an elite vampire with a haughty air.LOL. Still, always welcome on my screen! Love Gilmore Girls!

Celia
Celia

I love her, too, Rebecca. And, I have watched every single episode of GILMORE GIRLS. Plus reruns!!
I thought some segments of the original episodes ( at the time) were actually filmed in Hartford, Ct, as I am very familiar with the area. It looked like the business center of that city.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hey CeeCee…Sunday morning…drinking tea and replying to you. But it’s 7am…my precious cat woke me up so here I am! LOL…of course now that she’s had her little breakfast she’s snoring away…and I can’t fall back to sleep!

From what I read the pilot (of the original series) was shot in Ontario…the rest in the Burbank Ca studio. But!…it was based off a picturesque, idyllic town of Washington, Connecticut (so it was based on a town in Conn similar to what you indicated) where the writer visited and stayed in a beautiful inn. She said she was so taken by small town life and the way the people all knew each other…that the inspiration for the Gilmore Girls was born.

I just found a show, of all places on the Hallmark Channel…never really watched that channel…but it’s a beautifully shot show in Maryland. It’s called “Chesapeake Shores” and stars Diane Ladd, Treat Williams (don’t know if you are familiars with either of these actors..they’re fantastic and both very acclaimed…she’s 72, plays the grandmother and Treat’s in his 50s as the father.) Also stars Jesse Metcalfe and Meghan Ory…beautiful actress who plays Little Red Riding Hood in “Once a upon A Time” (another show I love). Anyway, Chesapeake shores is stunning visually and white it has more serious drama than “Gilmore Girls”…they’re similar in a quaint town, picturesque, family oriented vibe.

Happy Sunday!

Celia
Celia

Hey, Rebecca.
Yes, most towns north of Bridgeport– west of the river, ( Avon, West Hartford, Simsbury, Canton, Farmington; to name a few) in Ct are quaint. Some ‘cuter’ and more affluent than others. Hartford is the capital and a very urban city…..sort of lacks the special ‘serenity’ one assumes all towns and cities in Ct possess.
But, overall, Ct is one of the wondrous states, for sure.
Oh, I knew GILMORE GIRLS filmed mainly in California, and I am also very familiar with Markham, Ontario.
Nonetheless, I was impressed how well Hartford was depicted—-when the residents of Stars Hollow ‘visited’ downtown. The buildings actually looked authentic.
Another show that actually filmed in CT was JUDGING AMY, starring Amy Brenneman, whose parents actually graduated from Harvard Law school…..but, the family is from Ct and Amy was born in Glastonbury. Do you remember that show? I absolutely loved it….I used to watch with my mother until I went off to school and beyond….but, I continued watching.
I love Connecticut…mostly all New England States……but, CT is my favorite.
I think Carolyn will fit in perfectly with the ‘uppity’ crowd, LOL. Superlative addition. Later.

Timmm
Timmm

To smug for me, I hope this means she stays off GH!

Soaphound
Soaphound

This is great news! I’ve watched every episode of GILMORE GIRLS (like many others, I’m sure) and Carolyn will be a perfect addition. I can imagine the barbs flying between she and Kelly Bishop, who was criminally robbed of Emmy nominations year after year so that the SAME PEOPLE could win. Emily Gilmore was/is one of my favorite TV characters, so I can’t wait to revisit her and this wonderful show.

Lisa
Lisa

I just love her!! She is perfect as Diane Miller and wish that she was on more often.

Brenda Garces
Brenda Garces

Diane should have been at Julians trial then he would be behind bars

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Diane is a defense attorney; not a prosecutor. She’s always on the side of the criminals.

kevin
kevin

Love her on GH and would like to see her more on GH. I think she is a great actress.

Robin
Robin

I just love her!!! She used to get alot more air time on gh than she does now….every time she’s on is a treat!!!

Laura
Laura

I really miss her on GH. She is such a talented actress. Congratulations on getting a part on the Gilmore Girls but I really would love to see her more on GH. GH better not lose her like they have with the others.

Jason Loves GH
Jason Loves GH

This woman is amazing! She’s one of GH’s true treasures. More Diane please!

Rose
Rose

Love Carolyn having the different opportunities to spread her wings just as long as she is still a part of GH.

Shay
Shay

Amen to that, Rose! Have you ever noticed that the good ones like Carolyn too often get away from Port Charles and we’re left with the same old characters played by those less in demand elsewhere????

Sigrid :)
Sigrid :)

She’s great!!! I love seeing her on various things, but my favorite role is as Diane on GH. She should be on there more!! She was hilarious on Jessie, too! Just a great all around actress and a pleasure to watch on anything.

Donna Dykema
Donna Dykema

I am THRILLED! One of my favorite actresses on my ALL TIME FAVORITE NIGHTTIME SHOW!!!

Ricky nihan
Ricky nihan

Love her i want her as the next COMMANDER IN CHIEF

Ricky nihan
Ricky nihan

Plz more Diane

caroldee
caroldee

If she had been at the trial for Julian on GH.. She would have stopped Alexis from testifying. That is why she was not written into that episode. I love her work on the show whenever she is on.. YES I agree.. she would be WONDERFUL on Kiefer Sutherland’s show.. Designated Survivor.

Letemeatc8ke
Letemeatc8ke

Congrats!
That’s awesome. I hope we don’t lose her as Dianne. She’s truly a bright spot on GH, for me.

Amy
Amy

Love her as Diane on GH I hope that they leave her part open Alexis needs her friend‼️ But I wish her well in what ever she does she is a classy lady

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! with Jon Lindstrom, Beth Maitland, Freddie Smith, Linda Dano & Maura West

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live November 2018 Episode” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday’s night’s Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, you can hear the replay of the broadcast right here in the audio player above.

The November episode of the monthly podcast featured special guests: Soap icon, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia, AW, Gretel, (OLTL, GH, Port Charles, AMC), and Cynthia, ATWT), General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless’ Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and listeners were in for a surprise when GH’s Maura West (Ava Jerome) called-in as well during the show.

During this fun night of chat, Linda Dano kicked-off the show as she and Michael reminisced about the night she won the Daytime Emmy in 1993 for her role as Felicia Gallant on Another World.  Then, the duo talked about: her soap career as Gretel “Rae” Cummings on the ABC Daytime line-up, her incomparable fashion sense, and how fans can see her first acting project in 12 years when The Chronicle Mysteries debuts with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in March of 2019 on the Hallmark Channel.

Next, General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom discussed taking on and revisiting playing the dual roles of Kevin Collins, and his serial killer twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain.  In addition, Jon talked about his leading ladies, Genie Francis and the #KevLaur hash tag, and Ryan’s interest in Ava Jerome.  Then, after answering some questions from listeners, Maura West surprised her scene partner and called-in to chat with him.

Beth Maitland came on to Soap Nation Live! next, and she discussed finally having the opportunity after 36 years to explore Traci’s relationship with her siblings, Jack and Ashley, that came about in Eileen Davidson’s exit storyline.  The Daytime Emmy-winning actress also revealed her favorite Y&R storyline over the years. Maitland has received critical-acclaim for her recent work on the CBS Daytime drama series.

The final guest of the night was Freddie Smith.  The popular DAYS star talked on the latest developments of Sonny and Will, where now the two can be together since Paul and Will broke up, but will their happiness last long?  Freddie gives the listeners a preview of what’s to come.  Then, a listener calls in revealing how through watching Days of our Lives and the Sonny and Will story and romance, how it helped him come out and to have a family.

Last, during our Game Show segment, a lucky caller eventually wins the Sonny Kiriakis-centric trivia game and will receive a Days of our Lives swag/goodie bag and an autographed personalized photo of Freddie Smith.

To hear archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Linda, Jon, Beth, Freddie and Maura, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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Soaps Lift Boycott Threat Of Daytime Emmys

In a key move to allow those performers in front of the camera and behind the scenes crew and creatives to be acknowledged for their accomplishments this calendar year, the four daytime dramas collectively have decided to lift their threatened boycott and participate in the upcoming 46th annual Daytime Emmy competition.

This comes after the four network soaps (Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless) banded together after being unsatisfied with snafu’s coming out of the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards earlier this year in April, and a list of grievances and concerns they asked to be addressed by the organization that administers the Emmy contest.

Then, following an internal investigation by NATAS by the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth of Washington, DC, the results which were released on November 8th, and being in receipt of their findings, the soaps decided to move forward while still having concerns they want addressed.

In a statement from the group, a spokesperson related to Deadline, who broke the story late Friday: “As a group, we are not in agreement with all of the conclusions that NATAS reached.  However, in the spirit of working with NATAS and the TV Academy on improving the integrity of the Daytime Emmys, we have lifted our boycott. We look forward to meeting with NATAS to discuss their findings and our concerns in greater detail.”

On Saturday, someone close to the situation said to Michael Fairman TV: “Our participation doesn’t mean we accept their proposal moving forward, we still have major issues that we will be discussing with the Chair and President (of NATAS), but as a collective whole, we don’t want to penalize our actors for NATAS’ mis-management.”

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy submissions began earlier this week on November 12th, with the Daytime Emmys slated to be handed out in early May of 2019.

So, are you glad that the network soaps have lifted their threatened boycott so that your favorite performers, whose performances you have loved over the last 11 months can be acknowledged for their talents and hard work? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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General Hospital Heading To Elvis Presley’s Graceland For Fan Celebration Weekend

Big news for GH fans! For the first time ever, Elvis Presley’s Graceland will host a special “General Hospital”- themed fan celebration. The event kicks off Friday, January. 18, and will include numerous exclusive events held in various locations throughout the Graceland Campus; including: Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex, and the AAA-rated Four Diamond luxury resort, The Guest House at Graceland.

Beginning today, Friday November 16th fans can log on to Graceland.com/GeneralHospital and purchase tickets several GH-themed parties, such as “The Live Nurses Ball” and the “Metro Court Hotel Lounge Party, ” as well as catch screenings of classic episodes, blooper reels and never-before-seen content.

Additionally, several stars of the series will appear including: Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos Jr.), Steve Burton (Jason Morgan), Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan Ashford), Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), Wes Ramsey (Peter August), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine), Josh Swickard (Detective Harrison Chase), Donnell Turner (Curtis Ashford), Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos) and executive producer Frank Valentini.  The cast and EP will share their favorite memories from the show, answer questions from the audience, and participate in autograph signings and exclusive photo opportunities.

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Valentini said in a statement on the event: “I’m excited to meet with the fans and have them spend the weekend with the extremely talented cast of ‘General Hospital.’ It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a historic location.:

Various levels of packages are available for immediate purchase. For more information and details, please visit Graceland.com/GeneralHospital.

In addition to all the GH-themed events, attendees will have the opportunity to tour Graceland. Fans will be invited to visit the iconic mansion that Elvis called home; Elvis Presley’s Memphis – a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex filled with museum exhibits, shops and restaurants; and Elvis’ custom jets. Guests in attendance will also have the option to purchase exclusive General Hospital merchandise only available to attendees.

So will you be heading to Graceland in January to see the stars of GH and participate in this one-of-a-kind fan experience? Comment below. But first check out this just released promo for the event!

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