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GH's Michele Val Jean Joins the Writing Team of The Bold and the Beautiful!

More interesting news today in soapland! General Hospital’s  Daytime Emmy Award winning writer Michele Val Jean has joined the writing team of The Bold and the Beautiful!

Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell announced today in this official statement! “I am pleased to announce that Michele Val Jean will be joining our writing team. With her vast wealth of knowledge, experience, and creativity, Michele is sure to be a significant addition to The Bold and the Beautiful

As many may know, Michelle has worked on the writing team of General Hospital for the past 18 years.  Prior to General Hospital, she wrote for Santa Barbara as well as for Generations and the prime time series Jake and the Fatman.

Soapers! What do you think of the news for what it means for GH and B&B? Let us know!

 

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Webbie
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Webbie

Uh oh. Can’t be good to lose a writer at this point in the game.

Avelina
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Avelina

I agree. Maybe GH will be axed soon. I hope not.

Bambi
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Bambi

Not good at all

Aremid
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Aremid

Just what the show needs – fashion & the mob. couldn’t they get someone from AMC, ATWT, OR GL??

Lew
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Lew

Not good news for GH! The problem with GH is JFP. Since her tenure with the show, it has gone to hell! But of course Mr. Frons won’t do anything about it, because he wants to rid ABC of soaps and JFP is clearing the way for him.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I do worry about GH’s future with this writer’s move. Do you think she will be allowed to stop the annoying near-incest/telenovela/gimmicky plotline over character history storytelling B&B does… um… so well. : – (

Bambi
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Bambi

I’m ready for GH to be put out of it’s misery. Maybe it will take on a new and better life on Prospect Parks network.

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B&B Favorite Alley Mills Joins General Hospital in Mystery Role

Actress Alley Mills, best known to soap opera fans for her role as Pam Douglas (oh, those lemon bars) on The Bold and the Beautiful, has joined the cast of ABC’s General Hospital.

The news comes in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands everywhere on Friday.

According to SOD, Mills will be playing a mystery role and will first appear later this month on GH.

Previously, Alley previously played the late Stephanie Forrester’s (Susan Flannery) sister on B&B from 2006-2019, and was last seen on the soap in 2021.

Mills is also beloved by primetime fans for her role in the original version of the sitcom, The Wonder Years as Norma Arnold.

So, who do you think Alley will be playing on GH? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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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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