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GH's Kirsten Storms and Brandon Barash Newlyweds! Couple Expecting First Child … A Baby Girl!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Congratulations are in order to the beautiful and talented duo of Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) and Brandon Barash (Ex-Johnny) of General Hospital! According to a story that just broke today via PEOPLE magazine, the couple were married back in June, and Storms is pregnant with the couple’s first child, a baby girl!

Barash told PEOPLE why the decision to keep everything hush-hush until now: “We kept things quiet because of everything that can go wrong during the first trimester. Kirsten did have a rocky [time] and we were in and out of the hospital.”  The pregnancy came as a surprise to the couple because of Kirsten’s battle with endometriosis.

Barash revealed, “We talked about wanting to have kids and Kirsten was told she could try hormone therapy. It was pretty bleak as far as the probability of her being able to get pregnant … but then we got back from a trip to Amsterdam and discovered we were expecting. We calculated that we conceived the baby in Tony Geary‘s (Luke’s) guest room!”

Brandon is very excited to welcome their baby daughter into the world! “We’re having a little girl in January. It’s been the most amazing couple of months of our lives.” 

Talk about life imitating art, since Kirsten’s Port Charles alter-ego, Maxie Jones has been pregnant and giving birth on the show too!  Send your well-wishes and congrats to Brandon and Kirsten here!

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natalie
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natalie

Congratulations on your marriage and impending parenthood. you were very smart to keep it a secret a special time like this should be cherished and enjoyed and given Kirsten’s medical issues this was a very smart move. I wish you all the best and long happy life.

Jan
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Jan

Oh my god never did I think they were married. But then I don’t follow the coupling
on that show or really any other. Just so surprise they’d be married.

des10261991
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des10261991

Congratulations!! What Wonderful news! God Bless You Both

janice
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janice

so happy for them. Now, I just wish Brandon would come back to GH!

B.J.
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B.J.

Me too! Congratulations to them both.

I really, really miss Brandon on GH as well. Hope to see him somewhere soon.

Anne
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Anne

All the best to a talented couple.

Kirsten did a great job today in the labor scenes. I imagine a real life pregnancy made those scenes more interesting to do. I miss Brandon. Please bring him back, GH.

Patrick
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Patrick

Maxie had me laughing out loud.

her water broke…. and when she was in the wheel chair….

“I need an outfit….” as they were heading to the hospital how Maxie is that.

her hair was a little out their… curly brown and blond ringlets…. oh well.

she was pushing it a little bit… yelping out…” I need Spinelli.”

Dale
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Dale

Congratulations to u both!!!! I had no idea u 2 were married!!! I hope u have a healthy baby girl!!!!

Beacon
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Beacon

GH should bring Brandon back to the show now he’s got a kid coming.

Kayla Roney
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Kayla Roney

I am totally happy for you two and your baby girl will be beautiful and blessed. Kirsten, you fans prayed for you and we waited patiently until you came back and are overjoyed that you are going to become a mother. Take care of your self just have a Happy healthy daughter and please do not name her Zenon lol.

Karen
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Karen

Congratulations on the marriage & impending birth of your 1st little girl. So i guess this makes Tony a godparent now??

Kelly Monaco Michael Easton
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Kelly Monaco Michael Easton

Congratulations to thd both of them!!

lisa
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lisa

I just found out in a news feed last week – that they were even dating.
Congrats !!

su0000
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su0000

what an awesome couple, in many ways,,

(I do miss BB/Johnny, he was a favorite of mine!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

This was a nice suprise…i wish soaps could suprise us like this…sometimes they do but not as well as they used to…spoilers(which i try to avoid) is what kills most of the fun watching soaps these days…CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BEAUTIFUL COUPLE …would like to see Johnny return…as Sonnys sidekick and together they take down the Jeromes!!!

missellie
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missellie

Lots to look forward to….congrats!

aria
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aria

WOW, this is awesome news, they look great together. i’m so happy for them.

susiesullivan
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susiesullivan

congratulations to you both I love you on gh and miss johnny’s character wish he would make a repeat appearance well wishes to the new baby (georgie)maybe?

Nancy Rubenstein
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Nancy Rubenstein

Congratulations to two of my favorite soap stars. Wishing you a beautiful life together and a happy, healthy baby girl.

CINDY BISCORNER-MEAD
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CINDY BISCORNER-MEAD

I was shocked
to hear you two got married and now your going to be parents!!! That is so awesome and I am very happy for you both 🙂 Congrats to you and take care of yourself and just enjoy this time together before your little angel arrives!! God bless all three of you!! ((Hugs))

Mary Moore Fergen
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Mary Moore Fergen

Such great news about your marriage and daughter on the way, Kirsten and Brandon! Wishing you the best of luck and happiness!

Jake
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Jake

Congrats to both of you…best of luck!

Shirley A Miller
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Shirley A Miller

Congrats and all the best to you, Kirsten, Brandon, and your expected baby girl …..I am very happy for you!!! I sure wish you would come back to GH for at least a few episodes…… I really miss Johnny and I know a lot of GH fans do!!!!!!

gloria
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gloria

I could not be more surprised but how neat! They make a great couple & I wish them the best!

Jodee
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Jodee

I love her! So excited for them! Congrats to you both!

Emily
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Emily

Congrats to Kirsten and Brandon!!:) I enjoy both actors and glad they’re starting a family together. They look great tog and happy. Apparently w/a little help from Tony Geary, cool tidbit:)

All the best!!!

Shay
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Shay

Awww…congrats to the happy couple and their little “Maxiccara!” Oddly enough, I always found Storms’ portrayal as pregnant to suspend belief because she remained so perky, petite and perfect (unlike Britt who moves and totally behaves like a whale of an expectant mother….) Guess the joke was on us all!!!! Just hope they don’t name the baby “Georgie!!!” LOL…..

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL…. that’s so Funny…. the part about Britt. quite frankly… I was more invested in Britt’s… than Maxie’s pregnancy… I guess… cause we “know”, and/or thought we knew the outcome with Maxie… it wasn’t going to be hers…. from the start…. Ok… lambast me about Britt’s storyline… but… I wanted her to bond with this baby… and she, as a person…(her questionable… parents…) Britt’ was discovering her self… and questioning her being…. so… it all fit in my story, that Britt… play this all out from her point of view. and let the chips fall where they may…. her fallout,… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

As someone who never was anti-Dr. Westbourne, I am actually enjoying Britt more and more, and it’s not simply because of her priceless relationship with the “mother of all mutters”….although it certainly helps!!!! Once we were treated to the “Britch’s” backstory, I found her to be intriguing and far more interesting than when she was simply this one-dimensional villainess with no explanation for her agenda/behavior. She obviously has a very damaged psyche, and is desperate for a road to redemption. At this point, it is hard to see that just becoming a mother will accomplish this objective, because it appears… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Britt.

“…She obviously has a very damaged psyche”

you said it perfectly.

how better to get involved with a story.

Kelly Thiebaud made this story… much more multi- faceted.. and multi-dimensional for Britt & the audience.

Britt’ mother… added personal intrigue… big.

Britt and Nicholas… pairing in the wings? who wouldn’t? Yikes!

props to Kelly Thiebaud again…. Jason Thompson and Tyler Christopher. Big.

mother/daughter duos are FUN, Interesting, and you cheer them on… Root…

a nice turn from the Patrick/Sabrina twist

she’s a keeper…. newbie on the rise.

Patrick
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Patrick

perhaps “Maxie” should name “her” daughter… Tiara….

Marisa
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Marisa

Congratulations on your wedding and new baby. I wish all three of you every happiness. I hope Brandon returns to General Hospital very soon. I miss him in the role of Johnny. I miss the role of Anthony and Joe Sr. as well. Three very talented actors gone.

heidi
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heidi

So happy for both Kirsten and Brandon!!! Congratulations to both of you!!! How exciting!!! So happy you found each other and so happy you are being blessed with a very lucky little girl!!! I wish you both all the best and hope Kirsten and Baby have a very safe and healthy delivery!!! I knew that the rumor was about the two of you and again so happy for both of you!!!

Diana Hege
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Diana Hege

Congrats to you both! i loved hearing you are married and having a child together.

claudia kurzyna
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claudia kurzyna

Congratulations to a beautiful couple!

Val
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Val

Congratulations on your Marriage and your Daughter due in Jan.

Diane
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Diane

Congratulations, you guys make a great couple. Love the show.

Yvonne
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Yvonne

Congratulations to you both, I never would have thought they were a couple. Love a good news story. God Bless the 3 of you!

Patricio
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Patricio

Mazes Tov! God bless you all!

Nan
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Nan

Congrats! It’s a bit ironic that Kirsten met her future husband via GH and they are having a baby and her tv mom, Kristina did as well!

Susan
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Susan

To the most loved couple,I wish you’ll good health and safe pregnancy,Maxie I fell in love with you as Belle and love your style onGH blessing to you two.

Ces
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Ces

Congrats to this adorable couple!!!! Hope they have a long and happy life together 🙂

Diane Dunn
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Diane Dunn

thinking a name like Antoinette would work, 🙂 great story! Congrats to all.

Valerie
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Valerie

Congrats 😉 may God bless you guys and your baby

Tisha
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Tisha

Beautiful couple

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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.

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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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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Carly Admits To Sonny She Was Falling Back In Love with Jason

On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) finally had the “talk”.  You know, the one about what Sonny really walked in on the night he “returned from the dead” on Carly and Jason’s (Steve Burton) wedding night?  Yeah, that one.

Sonny has already had a conversation with Jason, where Jason admitted he was starting to fall again for Carly, even though they were originally getting married to show a united front for the five families.

Now coming to confront Carly, Sonny is at first greeted by her with “Mike’s” cowboy hat, where she says the man he was in Nixon Falls is a mystery to her. Sonny tells her he spoke with Jason and so Carly is compelled to admit that she and Jason would have slept together on their wedding night, if Sonny hadn’t shown up alive and in the bedroom!

Sonny’s clearly upset about his best friend and his wife getting so close and rekindling their old feelings. Carly tells Sonny that, at first, Jason and she were just going through with the wedding for show, but later, they decided to make it a real marriage, and were falling in love.

When Sonny poses the question to Carly, if she has any residual feelings for Jason, she says they have gone back to being best friends, and how much she loves Sonny.  Carly points out that Nina (Cynthia Watros) did this to them – she kept them apart for nine months – and so much has happened that it’s been difficult for them to be together as it was in the past because of it.

In the end, despite what Nina had perpetrated on them, Carly and Sonny come to an agreement that they need to rebuild their relationship.  But the cowboy hat looms as we fade to black.

Clearly, the Jason and Carly relationship and almost consummating it on their wedding night, is not sitting well with Sonny; plus Sonny seems to continue to not really tear into Nina for her deception as much as someone would if he didn’t also have feelings for her.

So, what do you hope happens next? Do you want Sonny and Carly to work things out? Do you hope Sonny sleeps with Nina? If he does, and Jason goes back to Britt (now that they are going on another adventure together to locate Liesl) is Carly ultimately the odd woman out?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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