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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
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Mo

I thought it had already been filmed.

jacque
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jacque

So talented…

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

Diane wasnt at the trial..

Kevin
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Kevin

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

Rebecca1
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

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

Soaphound
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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
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Lisa

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

Brenda Garces
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Brenda Garces

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

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

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

kevin
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kevin

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

Robin
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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
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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
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Jason Loves GH

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

Rose
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Rose

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

Shay
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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 :)
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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
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Donna Dykema

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

Ricky nihan
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Ricky nihan

Love her i want her as the next COMMANDER IN CHIEF

Ricky nihan
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Ricky nihan

Plz more Diane

caroldee
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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
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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
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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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GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

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Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

Photo: New Mexican

The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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