Thursday’s episode of Dr. Oz, featured two daytime performers who have struggled with two different conditions. The Real’s Tamar Braxton discussed her near fatal blood clot at the top of the show, and then General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) joined Mehmet Oz for a revealing and extraordinary honest interview about his battle with bipolar disorder and mental illneess.
Throughout his segment, Maurice discussed how he behaved in his 20’s, and contemplating suicide. Later, he was joined by his wife Paula were they discussed the time when they were rehearsing scenes during the Karen the stripper storyline on GH, and Maurice thought it was truly happening. In another dark moment from his past, Maurice and Paula shared when he threatened to kill her. A studio audience member also addressd Maurice. She shared that after seeing Maurice and Paula on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004, it helped her and others because of his courage that helped shed light on mental illness.
Later, the discusssion turned to the current storyline on General Hospital, where Sonny’s son, Morgan has inherited the disorder. Benard related: “The thing about soap operas which is great is we have done AIDS storylines, breast cancer storylines, and you can really educate people with these storylines, especially if they are done well. This particular storyline is me looking at through the eyes of the father, and not going through it myself. It’s been a beautiful thing to watch this kid (Bryan Craig), who can really do it well.”
Dr. Oz had a surprise for Maurice when he played a special message from Bryan Craig: “Hey Maurice. I just want to say that playing your son Morgan on General Hospital had been a very meaningful role to me. Your experience with mental illness has helped me create a character to the best of my abilities that depicts the struggles for people battling bipolar disorder and depression and what they go through in real life. I just want to say, I couldn’t have done it without you. You’re strength and honesty is inspiring. I think you are an amazing role model for anyone who is going through this in real life. I love you, and I will see you back in Port Charles.”
A choked-up Benard related “I just love helping young actors, and especially when its a storyline that is so personal to me.” Watch yesterday’s episode of Dr. Oz after the jump. Then let us know what you thought of Maurice’s honesty and his willingness to put himself out there in order to help educate others in the same situation and more.
Holiday Joy! Jane Elliot Returns To General Hospital As Tracy Quartermaine
November 21, 2019
Fantastic news General Hospital fans! Daytime Emmy winner and longtime fan favorite, Jane Elliot is reprising her signature soap role as Tracy Quartermaine just in time for the holidays.
According to EW.com who broke the news, Eliot will make her appearances beginning in December, when Tracy comes home to Port Charles, and is embroiled in the ELQ family business.
Elliot’s last episode on GH aired May 4, 2017 when Jane made the decision to to exit.
Her character left Port Charles by telling her family she was ready to have her own life, away from the shadow of her father. A later episode revealed that Tracy settled in Amsterdam after meeting up with Luke (Tony Geary).
Jane began playing the role of Tracy back in 1978.
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Tamara’s latest GH alter-ego (she had previously played Carly Corinthos) of Kim Nero, found herself pining after Franco (Roger Howarth) who now has her beloved Drew Cain’s memories transplanted into his brain, thanks to the horrifying procedure done by the late Shiloh and Dr. Cabot. Kim has also been grieving for months the loss of her son, Oscar.
Watch to see how Kim exits Port Charles on the ABC daytime drama series.
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Former GH and DAYS Star Tyler Christopher Update: Judge Rejects Plea From Police To Put Actor In Treatment Program
November 18, 2019
Daytime Emmy winner, Tyler Christopher (ex-Stefan, DAYS; ex-Nikolas, GH), who was arrested back on November 11th for public intoxication, pled guilty to two counts of misdemeanor public intoxication, according to a report from TMZ.
The report also notes that the judge in the case rejected the plea of a police officer who begged the court to put Tyler into an alcoholism treatment program.
As previously reported, Tyler was booked on his birthday and was behind bars for two days until being released. The incident happened in Indiana, where the actor has been residing with his family.
For the public intoxication incident, Christopher will need to pay a $440 fine.
In addition, police noted that they had received multiple calls about Tyler being intoxicated since September 14.
We hate reporting this difficult news. All of is in the daytime community love Tyler and wish him well and want the best for him. He is one of the finest actors ever in this genre.
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DAYS Eric Martsolf and Stacy Haiduk chat with Michael Fairman at Day of Days 2019; during their conversation the on-screen dup talk about the latest developments of Brady and Kristen within the series time-jump and more. Leave A Comment