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GH’s Brook Kerr and Tabyana Ali Talk On: Trina’s Trial, Spencer and Rory, And Their On-Screen Mother/Daughter Relationship

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Currently, General Hospital fans are awaiting the verdict in Trina’s trial and just what lengths her mother will go to in order to secure her freedom! With the story playing out on-air, Michael Farman chatted in a new virtual interview with the two women central to the story; Brook Kerr (Portia) and Tabyana Ali (Trina).

As viewers know, Trina was set-up by Esme Prince (Avery Pohl), to make it appear that she taped her best friends, Cameron (William Lipton) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) having sex, and then posted the video from her phone, so it went viral.

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During the conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Tabyana and Brook weigh-in on what’s gone down at the trial including; how Spencer Cassadine came forward with an alibi for Trina, plus how Portia may put her medical career at risk if she brings Esme’s partner in crime, Oz, out of his coma to get the evidence they need to point the finger on Esme.


In addition, Tabyana and Brook share their thoughts on the men in Trina’s life: Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse), and how the #Sprina has a life of its own on social media.


Brook also shares dishes on Portia’s romantic relationship with Curtis (Donnell Turner), plus the recent noteworthy scenes between Portia and Stella (Vernee Watson), where GH shed light on a mother’s concern; that racial injustice could factor in to the jury’s decision in Trina’s case.

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Tabyana also discusses working alongside GH co-stars, Maura West (Ava) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), and what it was like taking over the role of Trina from popular fan favorite, Sydney Mikayla.

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Check out the full chat with Brook and Tabyana below.

Do you want Trina to end up with Spencer or Rory? (You can also cast your vote in our poll below!) Will the jury exonerate Trina? What was your favorite part of the conversation with Brook and Tabyana? Let us know in the comment section.   

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This was such a great interview!!!!!

While I wish Sidney was still playing Trina I do think Tabyana is doing a great job with the role.

I really hope they don’t turn Rory into a shady character – it is something that soaps often do when they want us to root for a particular couple, in this case Spencer and Trina (Sprina) – but for me Rory is the better choice for her and Spencer needs someone new.

I do have a concern that the verdict will be ‘guilty’ and that Spencer and Trina will be in prison at the same time ): Here’s hoping the verdict is ‘not guilty’ though!

I particularly loved how they talked about their co-stars, such as Maura West, Vernee Watson, Donnell Turner, Nicholas Chavez… (: (: (:

Hey, Richard—-I ‘ve had that same thought since day one of Rory’s introduction. I can’t form a clear opinion yet. So, I won’t jump into any speculation at this point. We shall see.
I am still very interested in Esme’s outcome—would it not be ironic is she were indeed to be found in the south of France?!

Rory is an unnecessary character played by a bland actor. When you couple that with the vivacious and intense Spencer, Rory becomes background.

There has to be a purpose for the Rory character, and I’m not buying that he’s just a do-gooder rookie cop meant to come between Trina & Spencer.

Still say he’s a relative of one of Sonny’s old mob rival families, planted in the PCPD. Either an Alcazar or Rivera, most likely.

Better yet Sonny and Brenda’s son maybe?

Brenda only has one kid, and that was from Teddy Balkan’s dead son, if a Devil remembers correctly. If Rory was to be Sonny’s kid, about the only way they could pull that off is to say that he was Lily’s kid and they both somehow survived the infamous “clink boom” limo explosion.

Now of course, that was one of the most epic GH scenes ever, and they’re so fond of it that they have copied it themselves twice (most recently at the Carly & Jason wedding) so it’s not likely they’re going to throw that away at this point. Not to mention all the Ghost Lily scenes that were shown afterwards, including a Sonny “near death experience” where he meets Lily up in Heaven and she tells him how happy she & their son are upstairs.

This show seems to be in an early 1990s recycle mode right now with all the “Dominique” stuff, so in that sense, a Lily reference probably wouldn’t be far behind. But I still think it’s more likely that he’s Lorenzo Alcazar’s kid. Remember that we never saw Jason kill Alcazar, and I think they left that “ambiguous” on purpose. Later on, there was some evidence that he was alive and well somewhere in South America, as Spinelli found out that somebody was accessing his bank accounts from there. My theory is that Jason let Alcazar go, for the benefit of his “sister” Skye Chandler-Quartermaine (whatever name she was using at the time) and the deal was that Alcazar would live, as long as he promised to never set foot in Port Charles again, and never contact Skye or their kid Lila Rae.

So the timing of Rory’s arrival in Port Charles is no coincidence. Alcazar surely would have heard about Jason’s most recent alleged “death” and planted his son in the PCPD to determine whether it’s “safe” for him to come back to town. And perhaps he planted somebody in Sonny’s organization as well? Like “Dex”. And the real story there might be that Alcazar found a way to turn one of Sonny’s own children against him, because it’s looking likely to me that “Dex” is really Morgan Corinthos with a case of “Port Charles Amnesia & Plastic Surgery Syndrome”. You may remember that Alcazar was interfering in Sonny & Carly’s life right around the time Morgan was born, and in fact was the reason that Carly was accidentally shot in the head while giving birth to him!

Of course I could always be 666% wrong about all of this, but I doubt the current writers could come up with a better story than the one I just did.

Absolutey, Satan—there is something about Rory that really bugs me—he just happens to be right there at the opportune time—Too creepy, and too good to be true. I’m not familiar with either Alcazar or Rivera—but what you propose makes a lot of sense. Are all the men from these mob families ( on GH) tiny?
I can see Rory and nuTrina as a couple. I definitely do not see her with Spencer. Nope!! Let’s introduce a new girl. Too bad Esme is/was such a badass, psycho—

I agree it’s something about Rory that bothers me. He shows up when Trina was arrested and instantly navigated towards her. This relationship is moving too fast. I do not want to see Trina hurt.

Hi. Lucy—-For some reason I smell a rat—-Rory is definitely a nice guy—but….
He’s either in PC for nefarious reasons or he served as Spencer’s foil, to create friction between Trina and Spencer ( which does not bother me in the least), or as indicated by Satan, put there by badfies.

I absolutely love Rory and do not find him in the least bit “bland”! The actor is terrific in his role too. I am rooting for Rory and Trina and believe that Spencer needs someone new.

Richard w griffin
I absolutely agree with you. Nothing bland about this boy! I just hope he doesn’t turn into a “plant” as Satan suggests.

Normally I would agree, Harry. But this (so far) sweet young man has won me over. It’s such a relief, especially after Esme and Nikokas’ disgusting little romp, to see a genuinely nice character. Yes, I think there’s a story there and, yes, Nicholas Chavez is such a dynamic spellcaster that Rory may seem dull by comparison. But I’m gonna stick with him for now. We may have some pleasant surprises coming our way!

So nice that you agree with me. I love Rory and will be very upset if he turns out other than the sweet guy he’s portraying now.I’m also disgusted with Nickolas and his whole persona, is that the right word? If I was Ava I’d have dumped him a long time ago no matter who/what he was doing. He’s such a loser. Just because they changed actors, they didn’t have to change his whole character.

Has anyone else noticed that this trial has gone on longer than the OJ trial!

Yes, Timmm, I’ve noticed. Boy, have I noticed! I keep thinking I see the judge doing a crossword puzzle. And last week, I was surprised that the “unexpected” witness was Spencer…I was half expecting Kato Kaelin to stroll in.

Ha ha ha, thats funny! And look at her legal team, it is tops! Trina has Curtis, Nicholas, Sonny, Portia and Rory in her corner. Damn what could go wrong? You know she will still take the fall. Her and Nicholas will be at Pentonville together. Awww! Cory is a bit wooden but the rest involved in the story are good. Having said that, its time to wrap this story up!

Don’t you mean Trina and Spencer will be in prison together? Spencer give up his lousy Uncle for helping him get out to go to the cemetery that day.

Thanks Violet, yes Spencer and Trina in jail. Nicholas will has his hands filled with Victor. I just love Charles Shaughnessy’s portrayal of Victor. And I hope he puts Nicholas through the ringer. I dont care for Nick. I havent seen anything good in that character since he was with Emily! [Natalia Livingston]

Hellooo, Timmmy—long time no see, my love!! WOW!! Miss the good ole days–you, Shay and I—remember when….?
Ok –so, I know many will vehemently disagree with me, but I am not digesting nuTrina well—I honestly can’t explain it. I am trying really hard to like her—I remember feeling the same way about nuNina, whom I looked upon as an interloper. That is, she could not walk in Michelle Stafford’s shoes, in my eyes.
Now, I’m completely taken by her.
Stay safe—Ciao❤️

Too long C! I miss the good old days, fore sure. Time goes by but you and I are still riding down the same road! 100 percent agree with you on your opinion of the new Trina. She doesnt have the energy and glow that made her and Spencer a good couple. This new girl can act but she has no chemistry with Spencer or Rory. And Rory, to wooden. He needs to have a bit more experience before he gets into a role on a soap. And Nina, spot on, Michelle is Nina BUT I am so glad she is on Y&R playing Phyliss. She is the ONLY actress who can play Phyliss! Do you think if Michelle would have stayed on GH that her and Maurice would have had good chemistry? And speaking of Sonny, Chet has to go! He makes Steve Burton look like Marlon Brando! [I miss Steve]


Yes!! NuTrina emanates neither spark nor sparkle —perhaps she’s still green? And, Rory? He seems a little too old and mature for these barely-out-of-High School-kids.
More than that, though, T—there”s a tiny hint of something sinister about him. My imagination? Maybe—but, it I’m right, he’s a pretty good actor for demonstrating that quality.
We all want for character we love to remain on screen forever—but, sadly, in life, nothing lasts forever–I have the Momday morning blues!! LOL
Cuao, my love!!❤️

Celia, I’m ambivalent here. I don’t mind nuTrina but the original Trina was unique. She had a fire and a conscience that the new one doesn’t seem to have the energy for. That said, she meshes with Rory much better than Spencer. NuTrina and Spencer would look like Mutt and Jeff, just no spark. And I am SO TIRED of Carly’s self-righteous anti-Nina screed. Someone needs to toss her in the shallow end of that cheesy pool!

Everything you said, Soaphound–the original Trina had that certain je-ne-sais-quoi thing going. In your face, without regret—that’s moi. You bite me? I’ll bite you back a million times more, with words—I may be petite, but I don’t cower!! Ergo, that’s what I believe made her unique.
Spencer!! Ahh, Spencer!! If I were only ten years younger!!–. HaHa!!
Seriously, I am truly into his acting and his persona. He is so alive, no matter the scene or situation. And, he is so sexy–I bet he doesn’t even realize it. And, that is exactly what gives him the allure.
Carly? The purest of queens? Didn’t she shoot someone in the head? LOL. She is the perfect symbol of holier-than-thou. You don’t want to know my grandmother’s adjectives. Double LOL.

I’m right with you on Spencer, Celia. Only I’d have to turn the clock back to the 80s to be in his ballpark. Even watching him THINK is sexy. Chase is still my favorite heartthrob but I’m glad to have them both, since they’ve ruined Nikolas for me. Esme? Really? Did he delouse afterward? I wanted to myself!

Yeah–Chase is Adonis reincarnate—but, Spencer is the quiet, pensive and brooding Romeo and his unrequited love for Giulietta!!
You’re too funny—Esme was a parasite, but i assume Avery is versitile—had she been introduced as a good girl with sass, she would have made a better match for Spencer—NuTrina is simply a garden variety of “good” girls.

Stepping out a bit, Soaphound—but there’s no other site to post this.
Who do you think stabbed Ava? I think it was Esme..

Anyone interested in Michael Blake Kruse who plays Rory can Google and find a whole lot of photos of him, his beautiful wife and baby girl. I was very surprised at his extensive background and experience before GH. I thought he looked a little mature for Trina who’s supposed to be 18-19, right? Well he is 32.

So glad he’s going to Chicago P.D if only just to visit. I hope he’ll stay and take over Jay’s part who will be leaving. Good news to he and his family with new baby coming.

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General Hospital’s John J. York On His Health Battle & Living Life While Waiting for Bone Marrow Transplant: “Let’s Just Go One Day At a Time”

John J. York’s positive outlook on his current medical diagnosis is quite remarkable, as his approach might be one many facing the same circumstances might consider.  The beloved General Hospital vet, where he has played Mac Scorpio for 32 years, revealed last week that he is battling cancer.

The popular soap star shared that he has been fighting myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS, and multiple smoldering myeloma: two blood and bone marrow disorders.

York spoke with PEOPLE about how he found out about his diagnosis, the support his wife Vicki has shown throughout, and how he lives life day to day, while he waits for an all-important bone marrow transplant.

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The actor shared what happened the moment he learned of his diagnosis: “(The doctor) was explaining all these different things and cells and all different levels and words that had, you know, 25 letters in them. And I didn’t understand. And Vicki finally came out and said, ‘Does John have cancer?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’ And I’m sitting there, I’m really just like a fly on the wall, listening to him talk to Vicki because she was the one asking all the questions.  At the end of his doctor’s conversation with Vicki, York’s one question was simple: ‘Why do I feel so good?’”

Vicki and John were in the process of moving to Tennessee to be closer to their daughter, Skyler, but considering UCLA in Los Angeles as John’s treatment center.  In the end, Skyler’s husband suggested Vanderbilt University for John’s cancer center so he did not have to travel back and forth to the west coast.

Since March of this year, John has had IV chemo treatments every month, with another one coming up in September. On that, John expressed: “It is what it’s, you know what I mean? And then everybody’s gotta get their treatment. And then you go home, go about your life and you play with the kids. And here we are.”

Currently, York is waiting for a bone marrow transplant. He has been moved up the donor priority list. If anyone is interested, and you are between 18-40, you can join the registry here

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York shared how Vicki is coping with what’s ahead: “Yeah, she’s scared, but believe it or not, I really kinda wasn’t because I feel great. Personally, I feel like it’s in God’s hands. God’s will be done. It’s gonna work out okay, one way or another. I’m either gonna survive or I’m not. And life goes on and things are gonna be okay for everybody… Let’s just go one day at a time.”

Share your well-wishes, and support and love to John, as he goes through the next phase of his health battle and let’s hope a bone marrow transplant donor is found for him soon. After all, we all want to see Mac Scorpio return to Port Charles, but more importantly, we all want John to feel better and beat this.Comment below.

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Billy Miller’s Mother Issues Statement On His Passing

Patricia Miller, the mother of the late Billy Miller, has come forward and issued a touching statement on the tragic death of her beloved son at age 43.  The statement was shared by Billy’s longtime manager, Marnie Sparer, via social media.

Billy was best-known for his performances as Richie Nowack on All My Children, Billy Abbott of The Young and the Restless and Jason Morgan/Drew Cain on General Hospital, as well as countless primetime roles.  Throughout his career, Miller took home three Daytime Emmys for his work.

“I would like to share the following thoughts,” Patricia began. “I want to personally thank the many fans & personal friends for the overwhelming amount of love, prayers & condolences sent to me and my family on the devastating death of my beautiful son BJ – Billy Miller.”

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Patricia continued with these sentiments, as she wanted to clear up any misinterpretations on this death: “He fought a long hard valiant battle with bipolar depression for years. He did everything he could to control the disease. He loved his family, his friends and his fans but in the end the disease won the fight and he surrendered his life. The other causes of death being told are not true. I wish they were but they just aren’t. We all loved him so much and are desperately trying to deal with our loss. I will have nothing further to say. Thanks for the love and support.”

The soap world as well as Billy’s family, friends, loved ones, and colleagues are in deep mourning for this talented man, who was gone too soon.

Share your thoughts, and send your condolences to Patricia Miller and the rest of Billy’s family, via the comment section below.

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Billy Miller Remembered by His GH and Y&R Co-Stars As They Share Grief on His Passing

UPDATED: On Sunday, longtime friends and co-stars of actor Billy Miller took to social media to share their remembrances and sorrow on the passing of the three-time Daytime Emmy-winning star.

Miller passed away on Friday, September 15th as first reported and confirmed by Michael Fairman TV.  While the official cause of death has not been revealed, it has been related to the press by his management that Billy was suffering from manic depression.

Billy played Jason Morgan/Drew Cain on General Hospital from 2014-2019, and prior to that won 3 Daytime Emmys for his role as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless from 2008-2014.  He started his soap career on All My Children in the role of Richie Novack back in 2007-2008.

Below are just some of the tributes pouring in for Billy:

Eric Braeden: “We lost BILLY MILLER! It saddens me deeply! He was a very gifted actor! Amelia(Victoria) and I took him to dinner one evening while he was in tough negotiations, and I remember telling him to reconsider, because rarely is an actor given a part that describes him almost perfectly, and to not make the mistake I had seen some actors make over my 60’years in the business, that they are indispensable! Once an actor thinks that or is told that by some sycophants, they step onto a slippery road…usually to oblivion! “BILLY BOY” was not only a damn good actor but a nice man! May he rest in peace and meet up with KRISTOFF in the BEYOND, ‘the undiscovered country from whose bourn no Traveller returns “ and tell each other jokes! They were both loved by their colleagues!”

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Melissa Claire Egan: “My beautiful friend. I love you. I’m so sad. And I’m so sorry.”

Chrishell Stause: “Still processing this. Too many feelings, but you are gone too soon and I’m so happy I got to work with you all those years, but also call you a friend. I hope you are at peace now ”

Jess Walton:RIP to my precious Billy Miller. You were and ARE  much loved by all of us who knew you”

Daniel Goddard: “The world is going to be just that little bit more dull without you in it… you had that “it” factor that lit up every room you were in. Rest In Peace Mate ”

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Nancy Lee Grahn: “So very sorry to hear this very sad and unexpected news. I would like very much for my beloved General Hospital to have no more of it. #RIPBillyMiller

Eileen Davidson: “I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing. His infectious charm and warmth left lasting impressions on all of us who were lucky enough to have him in our lives. I’m gonna miss that mischievous smile. Love you Billy.”

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Jason Thompson” “I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about my friend, Billy Miller. Heartbreaking. He was funny, had a great laugh and very talented. Light and love to his family and friends.”

Brad Bell: “Billy Miller was a great man and a gifted actor. Billy left an indelible mark on The Young and the Restless with his brilliant portrayal of Billy Abbott. He will be sorely missed.”

Stephen Nichols: “Sure gonna miss you, man.”

Finola Hughes: “Billy … far too soon … peace be with you”

Kin Shriner: “Very sad to hear about Billy Miller I so enjoyed his time on @GeneralHospital He was a really good guy and funny and kind to all !RIP Billy”

Jon Lindstrom: “Billy was gifted. He was also good-natured, smart, funny, and always impressed me as a great friend to those close to him. He didn’t blink when I asked him to put on this shirt to help raise up the marginalized artists in our industry. He always seemed to have his heart in the right place and I always laughed when I was around him. #FlightOfAngels#RIP #BillyMiller #bereft”

Frank Valentini: “I am devastated to hear news of the incredibly talented Billy Miller’s passing. On behalf of the entire (General Hospital) family, our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

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Elizabeth Hendrickson: “Today I should have been sending you a Happy Birthday text BJ. Truth be told i hated calling you BJ but that’s what your closest friends /family called you. I eventually caved. The last couple years we kept in touch through birthdays and monumental moments or when we wanted to vent about “ work”. You gave me a lot of advise. When i understood it always mumbling your words. We always joked about that.
We didn’t text or talk often. But I’m glad the last couple times we did, we had a great banter like we used to. I knew that we always held a special place in each others hearts, no matter what. You were such an amazing friend to your inner circle. They were your family. You would do ANYTHING for them. That’s who really were. As loyal as they came. I’m sad and yes, mad at myself that I wasn’t being a better friend, checking in more often because I was thinking of you recently. I was. I hope you know that we are all here now texting each other, sending pictures and sharing memories of how fucking AWESOME you were. This hole in my heart will never be filled. Goodnight, sweet Billy.”

Scott Clifton: “This is not fair. We deserved so much more of him. Rest in peace, Billy. You’re immortal now.”

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Coby Ryan McLaughlin (ex-Shiloh, GH): “Man… this sucks. Billy and I played on GH together for nearly a year. He was intense, focused, cool and kind. He knew the hamster wheel that I was about to start spinning on all too well, and always made himself available to help the new guy….. Rest easy, man…

Michael Muhney (ex-Adam, Y&R):  “Billy, My fellow Texas brother. You lit up every room with your smile. Your quiet intensity onscreen was second only to your gentle kindness and genuine care in private. We recently shared work on an Apple series, and your encouragements during and after that process, and your kindness over the years are now but a few of the things I’ll hold on to as warm memories of you. What a big heart you had. You were bigger and braver and bolder than this life. You were legend. There is no landing to this final cliffhanger, the wings you’ve spent your lifetime earning have carried you up to that wonderful place in the sky. Happy Birthday Billy Miller.”

The Young and the Restless:The daytime community mourns the loss of Billy Miller who graced Y&R with his talent for many years as Billy Abbott. Our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones.”

Kathleen Gati: “I am beyond sad to hear this tragic news.#BillyMiller was always so kind, professional and a wonderfully talented colleague  @GeneralHospital Deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans.”

TK Weaver: “Devastated. Hard to find words. You always gave me such good advice. You were always there for me. You were an amazing person. #BillyMiller I’ll never forget you. Please join me in praying for his family and loved ones.”

Greg Rikaart: Generous, passionate, fun, soulful and brilliant Billy. Can you just imagine the reunion between him and Jeanne? I can. Rest well, dear Billy

Sean Kanan: “Shocked and saddened to hear that Billy Miller is no longer with us. He was a terrific actor and always kind when we would see each other. I pray that his family and friends find comfort and peace during this unimaginably difficult time. #BillyMiller #YR”

Share your remembrances for Billy Miller and his work and performances on Y&R, GH and AMC below.  But first, check out Michael Fairman TV’s interview with Billy following his Daytime Emmy win for Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2014.


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