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GH's Kirsten Storms temporarily out of General Hospital!

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

According to a report from Soap Opera Digest, General Hospital’s Kirsten Storms  (Maxie) is off of General Hospital temporarily and has been replaced.

Apparently, a casting call went out last week for a “25ish, sexy, hip, quirky, has vitality, charisma and personality. Strongly prefer blonde for a 1-2 month recurring role.” A General Hospital spokesperson confirmed the there is a temp recast due to a health reason for Storms.

The spokesperson noted, “Due to illness of Kirsten Storms, the role of Maxie Jones will be temporarily recast by Jen Lilley with a first airdate of September 28. The cast and crew of General Hospital wish Kirsten a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming her back to the set soon.”

On-Air On-Soaps also sends get well wishes Kirsten’s way!  In the meantime,  you will be able to watch Kirsten on E! Entertainment Television’s new reality show, Dirty Soap, premiering on September 25th!

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aria
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aria

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, hope she’s ok though, and come back soon!

regina Gotiear
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regina Gotiear

I missy Maxine,not the same without you. I’m praying for you

kathy
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kathy

I also miss Kirsten so much. It defiantly is not the same without you Kirsten. I pray you get better real fast too and re join GH. The show is not the same with you in it.

tvcat1
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tvcat1

Sorry to hear Kristen has a health problem. Good wishes.

My2Cents
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My2Cents

Could it be she is taking time off to promote her new show? The thought of her being ill bothers me. Doesn’t she tweet?? I don’t know how so I can’t check.

Cindy
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Cindy

Wishing her a speedy recovery! She will be greatly missed during her absence, but the most important thing to focus on is her getting better.

ethel
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ethel

get well soon kirsten! you will be missed!

david
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david

One of the few consistently bright lights of GH. Get well and hurry back.

DaisyADay
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DaisyADay

GH is my favorite soap and Kirsten is my favorite. I’ve watched her grow up in DOOL. I hope her condition is not serious and she will be back better than ever.

DaisyADay
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DaisyADay

BTW, she is on FB and Tweeter.

Louise
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Louise

Get Better Kristen,,we will miss watching you on GH. It will not be the same without our Maxie and the nerdy one..lol /speedy recovery, get well soon.

niyana hartley
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niyana hartley

I hope you get better soon Kristen Storms you are missed already and no she has not been on twitter in 34days so i pray whatever is going on she gets better. we love you so much

dee alexis
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dee alexis

Is kirsten storms of general hospital anorexic she is extremely thin ?

IVY
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IVY

aww hope she is okay i love her!

Fancy101
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Fancy101

I sure hate it! I dnt think im ever gonna get used 2 another Maxie! Get well soon and come back 2 us soon!/ God Bless

LoveGH 4-ever
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LoveGH 4-ever

I have seem Kirsten Storms grow over the years. I hope she gets better soon. Taking care of her health should be her top priority. Feel better soon
Kirsten. We miss you!

karesha
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karesha

Maxie, Please get well soon the woman playing you is not doing your character justice.

David
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David

I hope You feel better Kristin You are in my prayers always! there can never be another Maxie Jones!

Peace Love Eternal Light and Protection

vickie
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vickie

i love watching you on GH get better soon my prayers are coming your way

debbi
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debbi

get well soon you are missed. you make my day watching you on GH….hurry back please.

Jenlvogel
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Jenlvogel

I hope she hurries back and is ok – Maxie really comes off self centered and bitchy w/out Kirsten at the wheel!

IHateSoaps
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IHateSoaps

I certainly hope her anorexic is off eating a sandwich somewhere and getting acting lessons. She is hideous looking and a hideous actress.

Betty
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Betty

I would like to see you on stage going what she does, She is an Actress, What you consider hideous and what she does for a living is two different things. You can’t see passed your nose. It called ACTING.

Sharon Gallagher
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Sharon Gallagher

Then don’t watch them !!! DUH

Jeane H
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Jeane H

With a name like “IHateSoaps” I wonder why you are even looking at soap blogs!
Seems you have a slight character flaw. In light of that you have no right to judge Kirsten or anyone else for that matter.

Lora
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Lora

Jealous much!

Betty
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Betty

I have been ill, myself and tody for the first time, trun the show on to find that Kristen is now be played Jen lilley, Almost , but no Cigar!!
I pray that Kristen get well real soon and back on the show. Love and many Prayer going up to our Heavenly Father for you.

me
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me

25 yrs. General hospital daily fix. They are my t.v. friends. Hurry back kirsten . Much love

judy
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judy

Get better soon Kristen.Maybe we all should give the actress replacing her a break. I think she is doing a good job.Hopefully Kristen will be back soon.

Jenlvogel
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Jenlvogel

I didn’t mean to bash the actress. It is just that the character of Maxie is very self absorbed, but in the Kirsten’s familiar hands, she is quirky and endearing, with a stranger behaving that way, it loses the endearing quality. I don’t think anyone but Kirsten could pull off that character – remember prior actresses did not play Maxie this way, and I know that I never cared for Maxie until Kirsten took over. It didn’t hurt that she reminds me of a younger Kristina Wagner.

cheryl
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cheryl

Maxie Jones, come back! Miss you! Feel better, Kristen!

LISA
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LISA

That’s right , if you don’t like her don’t watch the show . Hope you get better soon Kirsten ,,,,,,,miss you !

April
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April

I agree that not to bash the fill in girl, but Maxie is not Maxie without Kirsten. I have to wonder tho, if they are aware of how long she will be out “sick”, I tend to think “sick” is another word for rehab. If that is the case, I sent the best thoughts for Kirsten to find the help she needs and look forward to her return on GH.

Lisette
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Lisette

Kristen I hope that you are doing well and keep the faith. My prayers are with you.

Marie from Canada
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Marie from Canada

Kirsten,realy hope your well soon have followed you along your way,Be well,you just can’t be replaced .But heal yourself first even work and fans are not worth getting sicker over.

Lynette
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Lynette

Kirsten, You are always a bit of sunshine on G.H. My prayers are with you and your brother.

Sherrie
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Sherrie

Thoughts and prayers to Kirsten during this difficult time. She is missed on GH. No one can take her place as Maxie Jones. GH may as well send her character to New York or somewhere because the recast doesn’t fill her shoes. Get well soon.

Jennie
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Jennie

Sorry to hear Kristen is ill. Here’s wishing Kristen a speedy recovery. No offense to Jen Lilly, but Kristen is the best at playing Maxie Jones. Get well soon. GOD bless Kristen. Hope to see you back on the set soon.

Tina
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Tina

Kirsten, you are so sweet and no one can play Maxie with the heart and sole that you do. But on a personal level, you are missing your family and your brother and you need to fix your friendship with Farah. Too many stresses for such a young and talented young girl. You need to release some of the stress which I’m praying will help to ease your endometriosis. God bless you and get well soon.

Jeanette
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Jeanette

Get well soon Kirsten. You are missed. GH is not the same without you. Your replacement is trying her best but you can’ t be replaced. What will your non-husband become without you!!! lol.

Bunny
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Bunny

I really miss Kristen on General hospital. No one can act like she can. Have heard she is really sick. My prayers for her return to health and being able to return to a show and acting position she does better then any other. You are missed Kristen!

patricia
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patricia

wishing you good health, miss you on gh,will pray for your recovery

Ann
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Ann

Dear Kirsten,

Rest well and recover soon. I miss you on GH! You are a delight to watch and your sweet personality shines through the persona of Maxie with natural and skillful acting .

allyd50
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allyd50

Kirsten , HURRY BACK!!!!! This “replacement” cannot hold a candle to you. There is no Maxie Jones without you. I do not know where they found this other girl, but she is killing Maxie and the shows credibility. Miss you, get better SOON. please 🙁

jimmy
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jimmy

hope you get better your missed very much . i dont like the replacement be strong god will help you jimmy from spring hill fll gold bless you

Penni
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Penni

Kirsten, My prayers and thoughts are with you. I pray that you feel God’s loving arms around you and that you recieve his healing. I miss you on GH and pray that you return soon, I also pray for your brother over sea’s and your family. God Bless you,,,,,

rose
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rose

please hurry back my prayers are with you
the replacement maxie is a total mess plzzz get well soon

Lauren
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Lauren

she has endometriosis…not rehab or an eating disorder

mona
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mona

I hope Kristen hurry’s up and gets well. This new person is no Maxie..hard to watch GH

john
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john

I LOVE THE WAY KIRSTEN PLAYS MAXI,SHE IS ALWAYS FUN TO WATCH,ITS SUCH A GREAT CHARACTER,I DON”T LIKE SOMEONE ELSE PLAYING HER,I MISS KIRSTEN,I AM PRAYING SHE GETS BETTER REAL SOON,I ALSO LOVE WATCHING HER ON DIRTY SOAP,I HOPE HER AND HER FRIEND FARRAH PATCH THINGS UP,LIFE IS TO PRECIOUS TO WASTE TIME,I THINK FARRAH REALLY LOVES KIRSTEN,THAT”S ALL THAT MATTERS!HOPE YOUR BACK SOON MAXAMESTA,LOL JOHN

Lisette
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Lisette

Kirsten I hope you get well real soon. I will pray that you have a speedy recovery. I miss seeing you on GH.

Lori
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Lori

I hope Kirsten gets well soon and returns to GH. I’m sorry but I don’t care for the actress that has replaced her. She is really not that great of an actress.

annie
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annie

I SADDEN TO HEAR THAT KIRSTEN WAS ILL HOPE THAT ITS NOT SERIOUS. HOPE SHE GETS WELL SOON AND COMES BACK TO GENERAL HOSPITAL CAUSE SHE IS THE GREATEST. GET WELL SOON ANNIE

Lynn Sherry
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Lynn Sherry

I wish you a speedy recovery Kirsten . Miss seeing you and your talents. Do what you need to do to take care of yourself . Looking forward to seeing you on GH again ! Anxiously waiting for your enthusiastic and energetic and inspirational return . Feel better soon

Jeane H
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Jeane H

Lets hope she is back on set soon. This new Maxie is just awful. Get well soon Kirsten, we all miss you!

scorp19
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scorp19

She got a dui in sept. 🙁

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GH’s Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Adam Huss Back to GH as Nikolas Cassadine

With Marcus Coloma’s last appearance as Nikolas Cassadine on last week’s January 26th episode of General Hospital, the soap opera brought back Adam Huss to finish out the dark prince’s storyline.

According to Soaps.com. Huss aired today on the January 31st episode of the ABC daytime drama series and will finish out the scenes that were written to be portrayed by Coloma.

Adam previously subbed for Coloma back in September 2021 and again in November 2022.

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After it was announced that Coloma was leaving GH, the network and the series agreed that it would be best that Marcus did come in to tape his last episodes since he was recovering from Covid-19 at the time.  Thus, we are seeing those episodes featuring Huss now airing in early February.

So, glad to see Adam back to wrap Nikolas’ current storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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