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Ingo Rademacher comments on status with General Hospital!

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So is the talented Aussie, Ingo Rademacher (Jax) still with GH on contract, recurring, or what else could be going on?  Soaps In Depth spoke with Ingo to get the low down since Jax has seen much less airtime.

Rademacher offered up these statements, “I’m not on recurring. I’m a contract player. If I was recurring, I would certainly say so if that was the case. There’s nothing to hide there. I cannot talk intelligently about where they’re going with my character because, if I’m there to stay or not, I really don’t know. I’m not holding my breath about this next storyline that I, apparently, have coming up in a little bit. I haven’t worked a frontburner storyline since last August, I think it was. To be honest, I’m just doing my thing up there right now. If I don’t work more, then the writing is on the wall.”

Fans were a little perplexed, as was Ingo, with his lack of scenes and airtime during the recent crisis with his on-screen daughter, Josslyn, whose life was spared via a kidney transplant from a brain-dead little Jake!  Only time will what the future holds for Jasper Jax!

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Jen
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Jen

The entire Jake storyline has left me with a bitter taste. It was rushed, they didn’t show a memorial, Jason didn’t even go to the memorial, and the aftermath has focused on the wrong people. Jax should have been a major part of all of it, and to read this about Rademacher is upsetting. The show needs to focus on veteran characters like Jax, not put them on the sidelines. He’s a great character and should have been given a major POV in the story involving his daughter and Jake. He and Elizabeth are friends. I don’t get this show.… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

I agree 100%. I couldn’t believe they didn’t show the memorial for Jake. I thought I missed an episode or something. They were all talking about it the one day, and then the next day, everyone was talking about it like it was over, and I was like “Wait, did I miss something?” They spent weeks and months with the silly Balkan storyline, and the Jake storyline was over in a couple of days. Granted, Jonathan Jackson, Rebecca Herbst, Steve Burton, Tony Geary, and everyone involved in it did fantastic work. But they could have gotten so much more out… Read more »

Amber
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Amber

I agree, they should definetely keep Jax/Ingo and I can’t believe we didn’t see much of him during the whole Jake/Josellyn storyline made no sense. Anyhow, I use to love his character when he first came to town and still really enjoy watching him though the writers have really changed his character over the past years. Nevertheless, I really like Ingo and wish the writers would give him a good storyline. Though I’m not holding my breath about the Brenda and Jax storyline that we’ve been told about but I’m really hoping that it does happen because these two have… Read more »

Skyla
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Skyla

I think the reason why there was no memorial was the stuff with RH being fired and then rehired. I think they really did a rush cut and paste job with the storyline. I truly believe it wasn’t the original story on how Elizabeth was exiting and so they had to rework some things and so that’s why it was fast because they would have had to get the whole cast together for a memorial where if they did it the way they did, it only involved getting a couple actors at a time so they could slip in scenes… Read more »

Cathy
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Cathy

Jax is one of GH’s great veteran characters just like Nikolas and Elizabeth …it appears that GH (Fron/Guza/Jill Farren Phelps) do not respect these talented and long loved characters. They do not treat the actors with the respect they deserve. Look at how they treated Rebecca Herbst …thanx for 13 yrs of great performances and two super couples …fired! Then the fans wouldn’t have it and they had to take her back. Apparently this decision was from Frons, Guza denies wanting RH fired …fans had to take a stand. Take a stand for Ingo fans …fans have loved Ingo for… Read more »

Avelina
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Avelina

I agree. They need to get rid of the newbies and keep the VETS. I am sooooooo happy for Becky Herbst because she is one awesome lady. They are getting rid of the vets to accomodate the newbies and its not fair. I love Ingo and I would love for him to have more airtime. I love the chemistry with Jax and Sonny (Maurice Bernard).

CINDY
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CINDY

I don’t care too much for Jax character right now, so I hope he gets a change of a woman soon. My alltime favorites are JASON AND SONNY– so they better never leave- they make that entire soap, and my fan husband agees 100% !!!

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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General Hospital and ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’s’ Billie Hayes Dead at 96

She was one-of-a-kind, and now actress Billie Hayes has passed away at the age of 96.  Hayes’ family announced her death from natural causes on April 29th at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Hayes was best-known for her unforgettable role as Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf from Sid and Marty Kroft.

However, daytime fans will remember that then General Hospital executive producer, Gloria Monty, hired Hayes to play the recurring role of the street-smart international spy, Brighton O’Reilly, back in the 80’s series hey day.

GH’s Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Hayes on Monday sharing; “My dear wonderful Billie Hayes has died. Sadly I only got to work with her on GH but it was a magical relationship. Right away Gloria Monty saw something unique and ran with it. I cannot tell you how her passing saddens me.”

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In story, Brighton O’Reilly was shot and killed by Victor Cassadine back in 1981. Billie told Soap Opera Digest back in 2003 about her time as an agent on GH, and her exit from the series: “I asked Gloria why she killed me off, and Gloria said, ‘To tell you the truth, Billie, we really hemmed and hawed at it. But I decided to do it for selfish reasons. I knew if I killed O’Reilly there’d be such an abundance of sympathy and love for Scorpio that his stock would go up. And he’s my new leading man!’ I understand why Gloria knocked me off, but I would have loved to have gone on with it because I feel it could have been developed into a fascinating character.”

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Sid and Marty Kroft also took to Twitter and expressed:  “Margaret Hamilton (Wizard of Oz) once told us that Billie Hayes was “one of the best witches ever” We couldn’t agree more. Rest in Peace dear friend.”

Billie’s career spanned decades including Broadway, television, motion pictures and voice-over work. In addition, she founded the Los Angeles-based animal rescue nonprofit organization Pet Hope, a cause she had championed since adopting a puppy abandoned in the basement of Broadway’s St. James Theatre during the run of Lil’ Abner in which she was featured in the role of Mammy Yokum.

Share your remembrances of Billie Hayes and your condolences for her family and loved ones via the comment section below.

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