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GH's Emma Samms On Not Being In Cast Of DWTS: "So Sorry To Disappoint. Not Entirely Sure How That Rumour Started!"

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Courtesy/TwitterESamms

On Monday, On-Air On-Soaps and other mainstream and soap outlets originally posted an online sourced report that had General Hospital fan favorite Emma Samms (Holly) joining notables such as Olympians Laura Hernandez and Ryan Lochte, Taxi’s Marilu Henner, former Texas governor Rick Perry, as well as 80’s rap star Vanilla Ice as one of the celebrity contestants on season 23 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Although everyone was unconfirmed until the official announcement on Tuesday morning on Good Morning America, suddenly last evening there were mixed reports that Samms was actually not in the cast.  Then when the announcement came early AM New York City time, Samms was not revealed to be a part of the ballroom dance competition.

While no one seems to have any idea as to how this now “rumor” got started, Samms herself took to her Twitter account to qualify it and say to her followers: “So sorry to disappoint re #DWTS Not entirely sure how that rumour started! It wouldn’t have worked anyway, but perhaps next time?”

Many GH and Emma’s longtime fans took to Twitter this morning very disappointed that this was indeed false.  Meaning for another season no current or former soap opera star that will be representing the genre.

So, what do you think of Emma’s tweet and clarification?  Do you wish she has been hitting the dance floor? Would you like to see her compete in a future season of DWTS? Comment below!

 

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Mike
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Mike

Yes! I very much would love to see her compete next season! Also really want to see her on GH again! We need to see some Robert & Holly! One of the best love stories ever!

Caffey
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Caffey

So wanted to see Emma on DWTS! It seems like something happened, literally overnight to change her status. I am very disappointed. GH should invite her to be on the show, to compensate for this huge faux pas. I would love to see Robert and Holly!

SZima
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SZima

Emma herself said this whole thing was a RUMOR…”Not entirely sure how that rumour started! It wouldn’t have worked anyway”…so there was NO status to change.

Tim
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Tim

The only soap actor who could get me to watch dwts is Finola Hughes.

robbie
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robbie

Would love that too, but she is a trained dancer; it wouldn’t be fair.

Lana
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Lana

Well, I have no reason to watch dwts now. I was actually going to watch for the first time in years cuz of holly but now…..meh….

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

It would be great to see Emma Samms on DWTS!

That being said, the casting for this show is formulaic to a fault: overloading of athletes (even an Olympian whose star has been heavily tarnished, to say the least), unpopular politicians (goodbye after week 1, Rick Perry), former child Disney stars known only to that small viewing audience, nighttime TV stars from long, long ago, and a ringer-partner for Derek Hough (I like Marilu Henner, but she could be the exception).

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh, James, let’s hope so about Rick Perry. Didn’t we already do this when that wretched Tom de Lay bombed out a few seasons back? . By the way, have you figured out what exactly constitutes being a “star”? Every time they announce a new cast, I lower my expectations even further. Despite the ‘scandal’ , I’m glad Ryan
Lochte can at least supply some eye candy. Let’s hope Marilu Henner can dance!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks for replying, Soaphound! I know I ventured into snark territory today, but I have a love-hate relationship with DWTS… I, too, hope Marilu can dance … for her sake because I like HER! Glad we’re on the same page regarding Perry. I think dancing will be hard for him because he will have to remember (and implement) more than 3 things. On another same page, with regard to the “eye candy,” how soon will it be before Lochte dances in a Speedo? This will also afford his partner the opportunity to dance in a bikini. So it will be… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

PS: I forgot to answer your direct question. A “star” can evidently have wide-ranging denotations… 🙂

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I.m not too excited about any of the “stars” they rounded up for this season with the exception of Vanilla Ice. That boy can dance…and they’ll probably have some cool, funky music for him to get down to!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello Rebecca1!

I agree that Vanilla Ice should do well on the show. In addition, one thing that makes DWTS interesting is that some “stars” can show dramatic improvement and surprise us. Take care, Friend!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hi jamesj75…I have loved DWTS from the day it danced its way on to my screen. Watched loyally until it went up against THe Voice and then, LOL…conflict! what to do…as I loved both shows. Decided I could watch one in real time and catch up on the other With OnDemand. Somehow I slacked off and yet I can still say it’s one of my favorite entertainment shows ( not to be compared to other forms of entertainment ala drama, comedy film, etc). It’s just the essence of joy for me being both a music and dance enthusiast. Both are… Read more »

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jaybird369

James…I know how you feel, Brother!!!!! Over the years, I (myself) have had a LOVE-HATE relationship with DWTS. 3, uh, examples…

1. It made my blood ANGRILY BOIL watching that ANNOYING AND SELF-RIGHTEOUS Candace Cameron Bure compete on there…BEYOND BLECH!!!!!!!!!!
2. It was TOTALLY PAINFUL (for me) watching that ‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye even compete. TOTALLY AWKWARD!!!!!
3. I’m sorry but that Paula Deen woman looked BEYOND FOOLISH on the DWTS dance floor. Y-U-C-K!!!!!!!!!!

Just saying………..

Have a good one, Brother.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello there, Jay!

I’m glad I’m not the only one with this “love-hate” relationship… You make some great points, and I agree with you. I think they choose many “stars” because of their controversies and baggage…

One of my favorite athletes is Martina Navratilova, one of the best (if not the best) female tennis players of all time. However, it was painful to watch her brief run on the show because she was out of her element and not a natural at dancing. I think the same thing would happen to Jamesj75… Take care, Friend!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

James…I remember Martina Navratilova from that certain season of DWTS. And, remember, Martina was the first one voted off. Yep.

Peace, Brother.

robbie
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robbie

So disappointed! Hopefully next season… A visit to Port Charles would be great too!

fginaspy
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fginaspy

I love having the genre represented on DWTS. However, Emma Samms in not a favorite of mine so I am fine that it was just a rumor. Truth be told most seasons of DWTS can come up with odd people I wouldn’t want to see and then I spend the time watching and find their personalities are fun I enjoy watching them. I am sure it would have been the same for Emma Samms too.

Mo
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Mo

I would have liked to have seen her. Maybe like she said, next time.

Dylan
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Dylan

Where are the “stars” on that list?

JMER
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JMER

Politicians are now on DWTS?!! How boring. I would have loved to see Emma and see her on GH with Tristan during his return. She would have lured me to watch.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

JMER…EXACTLY!!!!! Also, it’s bad enough that MOST POLITICIANS do nothing but LIE!!!!! The last thing that I wanna see/watch on DWTS are politicians stumble (or whatever) all over the DWTS dance floor. No Thank You. N-o-p-e.

Have a good one.

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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