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Grandson Of GH Creators, Duncan Hursley To Appear In Cameo With Kelly Monaco & Jason Thompson!

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So here is an interesting scoop a la TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan today!  General Hospital recently cast the grandson of the series creators, Frank and Doris Hursley for a small but important role!  That’s right!

Duncan Hursley who has been an actor, and lives in Michigan where he is a true life product specialist for Mazda, will play an auto mechanic when Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Patrick (Jason Thompson) try to find Intel on who ran Patrick and Sabrina off the road that ultimately caused the chain of events that took the life of baby Gabriel!

The cameo will happen on-air on June 27th! According to Duncan, this is what to look for when Sam and Jason meet Mechanic Bill (Hursley) “Frank (Valentini) was very generous and put a lot of thought into the scene and the role. Of course, I can’t reveal much but there’s an element on the set that eagle-eyed viewers are going to love. It was so much fun. I’d go back in a heartbeat.”

Asked if he had been staying tuned to GH all these years, Duncan replied:  “I’d fallen way from watching GH for a number of years but all of a sudden I was hearing in the news about soaps being cancelled left and right. All My Children and One Life to Live were gone and there was concern that GH might not make it, either. I thought, ‘Jeez, it would be a crime if my grandparents’ show didn’t make it to the big 5oth anniversary.’  So I tuned in to check it out about a year and a half ago — just after (executive producer) Frank Valentini and (head writer) Ron Carlivati took over — and couldn’t believe it! With one episode I was hooked again and haven’t missed the show since. Frank and Ron have done a fantastic job.”

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So what do you think about the stunt casting of Duncan Hursley! Check out his actor head shot from a few years back here in the post (Hursley is now 52)! Then weigh-in on what you think Mechanic Bill might provide in terms of vital information on the driver that caused the crash in Port Charles!

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Cathy Borruso
Cathy Borruso

Finally give Patrick a story hope it doesn’t end with one episode

jonboy
jonboy

Interesting casting. I wonder how many ex-GHers from the golden days (other than Rachel Ames ) are still around. Would be cool to have some cameos.

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

Some are still around including the original Scott Baldwin played by Johnny Whitaker…i also seen Judith McConnel ex Augusta in a recent drug store commercial…there are several others but many are retired from show business…would like to see two former Heather Webbers before Robin M. make cameos with Robin in a scene at MisCaviage(spelling?) all claiming to be the real Heather Webber…that would be funny!!! i think…lol

jonboy
jonboy

Great idea! Delusional Heather could see all her former selves. Bring on Cher’s sister, the original!

Iakovos
Iakovos

You wish could be granted with a heaven episode. Seems so many have been killed off!

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

Is Mechanic Bill another hint that Fluke is really Bill Eckart who could be responsible for the accident…wondering!!!

su0000
su0000

jimh, you really don’t now who it was?
RC told us, in his way, who it is..
… you’re suppose to know, RC wants you to now! 🙂

hint; it will greatly hurt Sam when she finds out what we know .. 🙁

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

Yes, its obvious Rafe was the driver in the other car but im thinking Fluke is responsible for Rafes drug problem and has gotten an unsuspecting Rafe to cause the accident…so this way Fluke is technically responsible for what happened and Rafe isnt!!!

Jimmy
Jimmy

This is exactly what I was thinking! Conspiracy theorists at their finest!

joe
joe

he’s cuuuttteeee! great idea for casting!

Jonathan
Jonathan

The last thing GH needs is another character.

su0000
su0000

It is a cameo/walk-on appearance, not a new character ..

Jimmy
Jimmy

It’s only for a cameo. They could have gotten a nobody extra but this is much cooler!

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

he’s only a temp plus its a great way to honor the creators of the show with a short appearance by their grandson!!!

Michael
Michael

That’s a great way to honor the Hursleys!

su0000
su0000

I think most all know who the hit and run drive was because RC wants us to know so we can watch Sam heading to whole lot of heartache..

it will be good to see Sam and Patrick together solving the mystery..
It is way more suspenseful when we know ‘who’ but the character doesn’t know 😉

Bonnie
Bonnie

I bet Sam will say “say hello to your parents Frank and Doris” or something like that. It was used once before for the 50th

Charday
Charday

Cool. Speaking of Patrick, I laughed my ass off last Thurs/Fri when he entered Sabrina’s apartment and she was wearing her wedding dress in her own little world. Poor Patrick had the most confused/puzzled look on his face—hilarious and vintage soap opera material.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Launches ‘State of Mind’ Website

Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Coinrthos) had been teasing on social media that he was about to debut on Sunday.  Well, it’s here! Benard has launched his brand new website, MB’s State of Mind (www.mbstateofmind.com).

On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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Make sure to check out Benard’s new site, and let us know if you might be picking up one of the “State of Mind” shirts for yourself via the comment section below.

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General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Friday’s episode of General Hospital combined with Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, saw Daytime Emmy-winner, Cynthia Watros, run through the gamut of emotions in her portrayal of the duped Nina Reeves on her wedding day and the aftermath.

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Watros, who made Annie Dutton of Springfield and Guiding Light one of the most memorable soap roles of all-time, showed GH viewers why she is just THAT good!  We have always said that Cynthia can play: drama, romance, torture, cray-cray, heartbreak all rolled-into-one; especially when given the material.

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In story, after part of the secret is out that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not really Nina’s bio-daughter – Nina, who has had everything she believed in fall in on her, tries to regain her strength to go back to Wyndemere to face Valentin, and move out of his house.  Once there to get her things, Nina tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that where she goes is no longer his business.

 

Valentin admits that he was looking for her daughter which caused this whole situation, but he also does not admit his part in the Sasha cover-up and that he was the one paying her to portray Nina’s daughter.  He even goes so far to insist that Sasha’s actions were all her own.  Nina still does not believe him.  After she packs her bag, and heads for the door. Valentin tells her that his life is meaningless without her. Nina basically says, “True, that” in so many words … and makes her exit.

Next, with sunglasses on, Nina returns to the workplace at Crimson where she finds Sasha with Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucy (Lynn Herring).  She calls security and tells them all to get out.  Sasha then spins a yarn, much to the chagrin of the audience, knowing that if she implicates Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Valentin, Nina would be devastated.  So, Sasha says she acted alone and faked being Nina’s daughter, when she was contacted by her attorney, and she was in cahoots with the guy … until he suddenly died!  What!?  Nina looks very suspicious… and throws back that how would Sasha know how to change three DNA test results.  Sasha had an answer for that – she had a friend who works in a lab do it.   Nina still believes she could not have done this alone without Valentin.  Then, in a heartbreaking speech, Watros as Nina shares how she has lost everything: her daughter, her marriage, hope she even had a daughter in the first place, and the list goes on.

 

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And … let’s not forget Tuesday’s nuptials, which we gave our review and recap previously here.  It is there that Nina is first blindsided, and the betrayal, rage, and hurt displayed by Watros was all top-notch.  Here is Nina finally marrying the man she loves, whom she had to allow herself to come to trust all over again so she could be with him, even with all of the warning signs around her.  Not only does she have Lulu (Emme Rylan) spoil her nuptials with exposing the secret of Sasha, but then has to process the deception  which means to her that maybe she never had the child she so desperately wanted and believed she had all along.

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The Friday cliffhanger though posed an upcoming intriguing scene.  Ava (Maura West) showed up with a bottle of booze to commiserate with Nina at Crimson (The same woman who Nina literally ripped the baby right out her and kidnapped it in a heinous revenge plot).  Will these two wronged woman team up?  Will there be hell to pay?  That is yet to be seen, but without a doubt, Cynthia Watros is Michael Fairman TV’s ‘Power Performance of the Week’.

Let us know if you agree with our pick via the comment section below, and what you thought about Cynthia’s work in these key episodes.

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James Patrick Stuart Finally Gets His Photo In The Hallways at General Hospital: Watch What Happens!

Where has James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin Cassadine) photo been all this time from the dressing room area at General Hospital?  Well, looks like we may have the answer to that question!

In a brand new video ditty posted by the folks at GH, Stuart is seen combing the hallways looking for his portrait along with the other major stars of the ABC daytime drama series .. problem is … it’s MIA! Something James takes notice off.

Then, in a time-jump (LOL), Stuart finally gets his big moment when he officially joins the ranks of the cast with his photo being unveiled right next to Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) picture.

The tweet accompanying the video relates: “Contrary to Valentin’s opinion… @japastu is having the best week ever.”   Of course, the tweet refers to Stuart’s character who has just had a disaster-filled wedding to Nina (Cynthia Watros)

Watch what happens below.

Then let us know what you thought of the clip and how much you enjoy the talents of JPS in Port Charles via the comment section below.

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