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GH's Kelly Monaco: "We Have To Save Daytime" & Behind-the-Scenes of DIRTY SOAP!

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In a new interview out from Insider.com, General Hospital and Dirty Soap’s, Kelly Monaco  talks about the current state of daytime soaps, plus the drama on E’s! new reality series featuring her and some of daytime’s most notable young stars.  Here are some excerpts below from the conversation with Kelly on her relationship with high school sweetheart, Michael Gonzalez, the ongoing friendship drama between Kirsten Storms and Farah Fath, and life in a shrinking genre.

Kelly on the mood at the GH set nowadays! “It’s a sink or swim kind of attitude at work right now. We’re all pretty realistic about the state of daytime and the generation of this genre. We’re trying to keep it on the air, and everyone, from top to bottom, is stepping up to put our best foot-forward. We have got to make people tune in and save daytime. We’re very aware that we could be pulled at any time, it’s the reality of the times. But we’re hoping to make daytime cool for a generation that may not know we exist.”

Kelly on her thoughts on why Kirsten and Farah’s relationship went south as illustrated on Dirty Soap! : “It’s so weird that it’s so unclear what went wrong. I feel like both of them are still kind of shadowing the real problem because, from my stand point as a logical human being looking at it, I can’t see where the issue is. Did they just grow apart or did something sabotage the relationship? I feel like there’s something underneath the covers that isn’t being shown. I would love to see them be real about what happened. You don’t just fall apart like that without something big happening. It seems like something more substantial had to have happened to ruin such a dear close friendship. I don’t know what the f*** is going on with these girls [laughs].”

Kelly on letting her personal relationship with Mike Gonzalez being documented on the reality series:  “I’m pretty aware of what I’m allowing out there. I’ve allowed my experience with my relationship to become public because I am in a healthier place with it and think people can really relate to my struggles. It seems shameful to have a platform to discuss and heal and evolve but not use it. We all go through it, this may be to the extreme, but it happens to everyone.”

So what do you think of the drama between Farah and Kirsten and Kelly and Michael? Let us know.

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aria
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aria

farrah seems very catty and paranoid, and insecure, and her two guy friends are really arrogant and toxic, I really thought she was a more positive person but the show makes her come across as insecure w/ the people around her. and the way she is w/ her boyfriends mom just speaks volume on her.

Elhu
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Elhu

I agree with Kelly, that there must be more than meets the eye going on between Kirsten and Farah. I like both Kirsten and Farah, but feel that Farah did initiate some type of communication, and Kirsten blew it off. Maybe she had good reason for doing that, I don’t know. Farah did seem quite genuine this week in her concern for Kirsten’s well being. I hope they patch things up. Longtime friendships don’t come along everyday, and are certainly worth patching up – if possible. As for Kelly, I also like her, and feel she was quite brave and… Read more »

Carole
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Carole

I’m finding the show fascinatin and addictive. Well we all want to know what goes on behind closed doors and here we are. I love Kelly, Galen n Jenna and Nadia n Brandon esp. J P you need to grow up and as for Kirsten n Farah, I also think something major happened and we may just find out. Farah’s two gay friends need to butt out. I’ve always thought that Kirsten’s may be bipolar. I know she has huge trust issues. Can’t wait to see more. Maybe adding to the cast and finding someone better for Farah?

Jenna
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Jenna

HATE Dirty Soap. Hate all Reality Television because it is just a load of cheap, crass, bunk.

Donna
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Donna

I really enjoy watching Dirty Soap. I think Kelly is a great person. I think Farrah and JP make a great couple. Loved them on One Life also. Hope Kristen gets better fast.

Roxanne
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Roxanne

I like Dirty Soap. Great reality show for soap fans. Wish everyone on the show well and thank them for sharing their lives off the shows with us.

DD
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DD

Can’t imagine my workout without GH! Love the GH cast and Dirty Soap has even made it better!

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GH’s Avery Pohl on Esme’s Return: “She’s Using Her Time Wisely and Waiting For The Right Moment to Strike”

Next week, Esme Prince (Avery Pohl) is back lurking around Port Charles.  When viewers last saw Esme, she went over the parapet at Wyndemere during a showdown with Ava (Maura West).

For months, GH fans have been eagerly awaiting to see just how and when Esme would return to get revenge, or find out what she is after.  From the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, it looks like the wait is over.

In dishing with SOD on her on-screen return, Pohl shared that Esme is, “essentially on the run.”  However, she adds, “Esme is aware of the circumstances she’s put herself in.  She is aware that people are going to to be after her.  She’s not dumb.”

Just what’s in store for Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Ava, Trina (Tabyana Ali), Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) now that Esme is back?

As Esme’s plan begins to reveal itself, Pohl shares: “Before she goes right back into the thick of it, she scopes things out.  She’s using her time wisely and waiting for the right moment to strike.”

So, are you glad that finally Avery Pohl is back on GH as Esme? What do you hope happens next? Who do you think is Esme’s biological mother? Do you want her to get her comeuppance from the Cassadine clan and Trina? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn Shares Excerpt From Her Upcoming Memoir

In celebration of beginning her 27th year as Alexis Davis on General Hospital, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, decided to mark the occasion by revealing to her longtime fans an excerpt from her upcoming memoir due out in 2023.

Taking to her official Facebook page, Nancy shared the excerpt starting with contained some of the back-history of her soap opera alter-ego : “I play the role of Alexis Davis. I am a public defender, prosecutor, personnel injury, civil, malpractice, tax and family attorney. I am the bastard child of Mikos Cassadine who died after being thrown into his own weather machine which he designed to freeze the world. My mother, Kristen Bergman was a famous opera singer whose throat was slit by my father’s wife, Helena. Unhappy with the turn of events, I hurled my frail 75 year old stepmother off a five hundred foot parapet slamming her onto jagged rock only for her to walk away unscathed. Even more determined, I shoved her off a thousand foot cliff into the frigid subzero ocean. Helena not only survived unscathed, she apparently scaled 1000 feet up the cliff and continued to wreak havoc on Port Charles.”

Nancy closed the excerpt with some special acknowledgements: “Always so grateful to have an ongoing contract, my own parking space and people I’ve never met who come up to me regularly and tell me how much younger I look in person. It’s a gift that I have been able to and still get to do what I love to do for such a gloriously long time. I love my job the most because it is the job that gave me the security I needed to greenlight Kate as a single mother, raise her while being able to give her the things I dreamed of giving her, put her through school all the way through college, and will hopefully allow me to spoil my grandchildren. The enormous love & gratitude I have for ABC and Disney for allowing me the privilege of working for them is immeasurable. But the real truth is without the support from all of you, this day would not be what it is. As always, I see you and thank you.”

Make sure to read the entire excerpt.  Now let us know, are you looking forward to what Nancy will share in her upcoming memoir? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Diane Poised to Be Attacked by the ‘Hook’; Elizabeth Knew Finn’s Late Wife, Reiko?

On Friday’s cliffhanger of General Hospital, Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) looks to be the next victim of the mysterious ‘hook’.  We won’t know till Monday how it plays out, but things are not looking good for the legal eagle in a preview for the airshow.

In story, Diane dropped by the garage that Brando worked at, looking for Sasha (Sofia Mattson).  At first, she bumps into Sonny (Maurice Benard) who is not pleased with Diane for trying to take him down on the witness stand during Nina’s hearing.  She shares she was helping her clients Michael and Willow as best she could.  Sonny says it was personal for him and he can’t forget what happened.

Next, Diane tells Sasha that she’s serving as her interim lawyer since Martin is unavailable and is there to discuss her guardianship. Sasha is scared that she’ll wind up behind bars now that Brando is gone.  Diane assures Sasha she will file a continuance to keep the process going to keep her out of jail. Diane asks where the guardianship papers may be, and Sasha tells her to check Brando’s office.

Dex (Evan Hofer), who is looking suspicious (but it has to be a red-herring, right?) is going to take Sasha home per Sonny’s orders, but Sonny also tells Dex to lock up when Diane is finished with her business.

Later, Diane in the dark, goes to Brando’s office to find the guardianship papers. Next, a figure appears in the doorway with the hook.  This time the ‘Hook’ looks to be of smaller stature leading many on social media that the person behind the violence could be Esme.

In other developments, Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) convoluted storyline, just got even more convoluted.  Liz looks at the photo she’s drawn and suddenly has a flashback revealing the woman’s face at the bottom of the stairwell.  She then tells Finn (Michael Easton) that after her recent session with Kevin, she recalls seeing the woman’s face. Conveniently, Finn was just talking about his late wife, Reiko with Gregory (Gregory Harrison).  So, when Liz talks to Finn, she sees a woman’s face on Finn’s phone.

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Finn explains that the picture is of his late wife, Reiko.  He tells Liz he is working on a case that reminded him of Reiko, and he mentions being in the Mariana Islands with her. That makes Liz frantic and she decides to leave. Next, she heads home, where she locates a photo of her and her sister, Sarah. The photo is titled, “Elizabeth and Sarah, Mariana Islands, 1997.”

So, do you think Diane will perish or survive the attack by the ‘Hook’? Who is the ‘Hook”? What on earth is going on with Liz’s storyline? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.  But first, vote in our latest ‘Michael’s Poll’ below by voting on which character is the culprit behind all of the bloodshed?

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