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GH Nurses’ Ball 2020: Valentin Pours His Heart Out In A Song, The Elizabeth Webber Scholarship & Nelle’s Plot Takes Center Stage

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This week GH fans have been watching a very different look Nurses’ Ball on the ABC daytime drama series as they scaled down the annual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its safety protocols.

Instead of the glammed up red carpet, the attendees wore t-shirts as this was to be a telethon and not an in-person gala. Gone were the tables of attendees watching the action on-stage, but what has remained are: the host with the most, Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring), the performances from the stage, and a storyline with some danger to it (there always seems to be one or two that collide at the ball every year) with Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) plot to nab her son Wiley and get out of town.

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Perhaps, GH star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) said it best when he tweeted at the beginning of the week  “GH fans – 2020 Nurses Ball kicks off today! In the midst of a pandemic… resilience, ingenuity & compassion are on full display at ABC Prospect Studios in Hollywood.”  And it was Stuart’s performance on Thursday’s GH that was by far, and as it has been every year, one of the highlights of the ball (whether you like this year’s look, feel and storylines, or not).

In story, Valentin is laying his heart out on the line for the woman that got away from him, Nina (Cynthia Watros).  As she watches him perform, she knows he is singing to her.  That is not lost on Jax (Ingo Rademacher), either.  As Valentin sings, all the other couples seem to heed the message of the song and are affected.  Later, following his performance, Nina and Valentin chat for a few where she says somethings are just not forgivable, and she means – making her believe that Sasha was her bio-daughter.

Other performances included a sparring Ned (Wally Kurth) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero), who recently are not seeing eye-to-eye when they performed “Lead Me Back to You”, which was an apropos choice given their bickering over ELQ, Dante, and Ned’s focus in life.

Things are all kind of messed up between Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Franco (Roger Howarth), Ava (Maura West) and Nikolas (Marcus Coloma).  And in a shocking moment on stage, Nikolas with a surprised Ava by his side, announces he is making a donation of  million dollars to HIV/AIDS research and a million to the telethon … and he’s endowing a scholarship for future nursing students in the name of his good friend, Elizabeth Webber!  Later, Elizabeth thanks Nikolas and is so touched by his gesture which makes Franco jealous.  Fast forward and Elizabeth overhears Ava and Nina chatting in the ladies room where Ava admits if Nikolas cheats on her it will make her quite the wealthy woman!

Nelle has blackmailed Julian (William deVry) to go kidnap Wiley out of his crib at the Quartermaines and bring her son to her so she can leave town.  He goes to the Q’a and chloroform’s Monica (Leslie Charleson) to get to Wiley’s room.  Brook Lynn (Brian Lane)has overheard Nelle’s plan backstage at the ball and plans to stop her, but at the end of the episode, Nelle lunges and swings a pair of scissors Brook Lynn’s way.

So, what did you think of James Patrick Stuart’s performance?  What do you think of the ball this year so far?  Do you want Nikolas with Elizabeth? Will Nelle get out of town with her bio-son? Comment below.

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James Patrick Stuart’s father is one of the men from the 60s musical group Chad And Jeremy!!!

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The Only thing I’ve liked;
Is– James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) preformance= awesome!
And-
Lulu and Maxie Valley Girl junk is barf bag!
waiting for them to jump up&down screaming AWESOME SAUCE!!
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Overkill with the heat necklace, it’s really annoying and weakly stupid, but hey huh..
00OOH and–
I hope Franko goes dark!!! luvin his evil eyes!
And that Nikolas turns Trueblood Cassidine like Grandma!!

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So let me put my “predictable plot point” hat on over my horns and put forth the following theory…. Somehow we have to get to the “shocking revelation” that Psycho Nelle is Nina’s daughter. Nelle is now completely unhinged, and as such, she’s sure to get herself injured, whether her “husband” Julian shoots her (who could blame him) or she falls off the docks and cuts herself on some sharp object trying to get away from him, or manages to escape in her car but then wrecks it or …. well you get the idea. So Nelle will lose a… Read more »

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Heeey Satan :)——- The purely good turn dark bad The dark bad turn purely good——– It’s a great way to create new characters from the old so not to have to hire new actors; just turn them.—— So- eventually Nele will turn good (unless she dies)—- I’m excited for Roger/Franco to turn dark, he will own the darkness!!! Roger is born to rock the dark! I miss Franco/rogers ”humour” his drama acting.——– Whoever gets tagged up with Liz she kills the guy by sucking the exciting vivid life out of him and turns them into Stale moldy nothing. FREE FRANCO!!!… Read more »

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liz is an emotional vampire .. she now belongs in that ugly stupid castle with Nicholas! You’d think with all that Cassadine money that could have afforded a decorator after all these years… so over that heap catalog heart necklace it’s mass produced!

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I have to agree with you. Although I’d prefer your other scenarios, getting shot, drowning, etc, it will most certainly go your way or all the hype of Nina finding her child would not come to fruition. I hope they aren’t planning on rehabilitating Nelle when the truth comes out.They have done enough of that with other characters. Enough is enough already!

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This offer seems like the epitome of why you never make deals with the devil.

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James Patrick Stuart’s “can you feel me” was beautiful. If he hasn’t recorded it he should.

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I love the song and I want to play it at my wedding some day but he has not recorded it. So please James Patrick Stuart record this song for me please.

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Although Valentine is my least favorite character on GH I enjoyed his performance of “Can You Feel Me.” I actually listened to it 3 times and looking for a way to save it on my playlist. I guess I will also listen to the original song writers version because I’ve never heard of this song before. Very good job Valentine! ❤️

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ABC’s Vicki Dummer & William Burton Among Executive Exits In Disney TV Cuts; Both Oversaw Aspects Of General Hospital

In a major reshuffling of the executive infrastructure at Disney/ABC, several lay-offs were handed-down including to longtime ABC executive Vicki Dummer who most recently was Head of Current Series Programming, ABC Entertainment,

In her position, Dummer oversaw the creative aspects from the network level for General Hospital.  Vicki had been with the company for over 24 years and was a noted longtime fan of the show in interviews she had given during her tenure.

 

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Back in September of 2018, William Burton was given the position of SVP and Head Of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production for ABC Entertainment.  He had been in charge of the the business operations for General Hospital at a network level, while Dummer continued to handle the creative.  However today, Burton was also let-go.

The exits come as ABC and Hulu have consolidated original content under Craig Erwich, and 20th Television and Touchstone TV under Karey Burke.

The layoffs are believed to have effected 12 staff members mostly at the executive level.

Deadline broke the news and then updated their story later today.

Just who and what department in the new structuring will take over General Hospital remains to be seen.  We will keep you posted once any additional news or announcements are made.

So, what do you think of the exits of Vicki Dummer and William Burton? Comment below.

 

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Emme Rylan On Her Final GH Scenes: “Laying There Emotionless While My Amazing Costars Cried Over My Comatose Body Was One of the Hardest Acting Challenges EVER!”

If you watched Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, you witnessed an emotional and heartbreaking episode where friends, family, and loved ones had to say their goodbyes to Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) before she is transferred to a long-term care facility to be looked after following her brain injuries and surgery which left her in a coma.

This was to mark the last scenes of Emme Rylan who has exited the series after being let-go.  In story, viewers watched as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Maxie (Kirsten Storms), Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), Tracy (Jane Elliot) and a grief-stricken Laura (Genie Francis) sat by Lulu’s hospital bedside telling her they will be waiting for her to wake up, as the agonize over the gravity of the situation.

On Wednesday, Rylan took to social media to tell her fans how difficult it was for her to tape those scenes, when she expressed: “Laying there emotionless while my amazing costars cried over my comatose body was one of the hardest acting challenges EVER! They don’t exactly have you practice that in acting school (Thank u to everyone that noticed).”

In response former GH star Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) who also went through a similar on-screen situation when his character was killed-off tweeted back to Em: “I 100% agree and understand, haha.”

The episode gave  Genie Francis a fantastic palette to play and reminded everyone why she is one of the greatest icons of the genre.

So, what did you think of Emme’s statement on trying to get through those difficult scenes as played by her co-stars?  Share your thoughts below.

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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