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Ingo Rademacher issues statement, "I'm Fired" from GH!

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Alluding to our post earlier today that it looked like Ingo Rademacher is on his way out at GH, and thus his exit could coincide with the departure of Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo as Brenda, now comes the new from Ingo himself that after 15 years he is leaving General Hospital!

According to ABC Soaps In Depth, Ingo put out this statement: “It is with mixed emotions and regret that I write this note to you, my fans and colleagues. After 15 years on GH portraying Jax I must say goodbye. I’m fired. Yes, I know that’s sounds bad but sometimes little birds need a shove out of the nest to find their wings… better late then never? I’m trying to find some humor in all this. Even though this was not my call, I think my GH days were almost up anyway.”

“I would like to thank everyone at GH, the producers, directors, crew, my fellow actors and ABC/Disney for making my 15 years enjoyable and fun. It was always a great place for me to work and I will have fantastic memories. I would again like to thank my fans and especially my “Jax Angels” who have been there for me, supporting me in every way, from Day One. Thank you!”  

A spokesperson for GH confirmed that Rademacher will indeed be exiting the canvas. Ingo was considered one of daytime’s best leading men.  So what do you think of the decision by GH? Let us know.

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madeleine
madeleine

Hearing the news about Ingo’s firing annoys me a lot.. I couldn’t stand Jax sometimes, but this is drawing a line….

He is one of the best actors on the canvas, so why fire him? Get rid of some of the newbies…

danielle
danielle

I think it sucks!! Wish they would get rid of some others that don’t seem to have half the talent of Ingo. Never minded new people coming on because they either made their way or they didn’t. We could always be assured that the solid actors were there at least until THEY decided it was time to go. Now they are bringing on all these new people and some of our most beloved characters are pushed to the wayside. There is a reason I don’t watch GH anymore. They don’t write like they used to and their is no one to root for anymore. 15 years has to mean something and it doesn’t. I guess my 30+ years of watching the show means nothing to them as well. I wish him all the best and know good things are coming his way. Is someone TRYING to sabotage GH?

Avelina
Avelina

They keep Brianna Brown and Ingo has to leave? UNFAIR

Andres
Andres

It’s all good. Might as well look for something else now that ABC will probably can it anyway. He’ll do fine. He was awesome on that Aaron Spelling show “Titans” back in the day.

CindyLou
CindyLou

I sad to here that Ingo was fired. Despite the there has rumors for weeks. It is still a shock to his castmates and fans. He is one of GH’s best. I only wish him and his family only the best.

Grace
Grace

I have been a fan of Ingo’s since he first appeared on GH – as the spoiled, rich corporate raider…. Remember when Lois barged into his office and WHAM! Ingo turned around and GH was forever changed, for the better. Yes, at 1st we liked Ingo because he was gorgeous, still is. But he has grown SO much as an actor. I think he is one of the best on the canvas and has been under-used for too long. I hope now that this GH door has closed the new door that opens allows him to live year round in his Hawaiian home that he loves w Ehiku & Peanut. Hawaii 5-0…. Are you listening! I don’t watch your show now, but would if Ingo joined the cast! Ingo, you will be missed more than you know!

ethel
ethel

i actually remember that scene with him & lois – i have been a fan of ingo’s since day one & i will truly miss him!

CarJaxFan
CarJaxFan

As a 24 year fan of GH this is sad. Iv’e been a huge fan of Jax & Carly. (So much so that I have a cat named Jax & a dog named Carly!) GH higher ups seem to be making a lot of nutty choices lately. Greg Vaughan, Tyler Christopher, and now Ingo. The writers at GH are not what they used to be for certain! They could have gone many way better places with Greg, Tyler, & Jax. I suspect GH is trying to trim the budget down to escape cancellation. FYI GH you cut out boring newbies like Steve, Olivia, Lisa, etc. NOT core cast members that everyone loves. I’m afraid these mistakes maybe the bell tolling for GH & I will prob cry on the day it ends…

Nancy Gomez
Nancy Gomez

I REALLY DIDN’T LIKE BRENDA’S STORYLINE. IT WAS BORING AND SO IS JAX. SO GOODBYE TO BOTH. LONG LIVE GH

Patc
Patc

I can not believe what they are doing to GH

ghroe
ghroe

totally disgusted about this. ingo is my favorite actor on the show. he has recently had some great scenes which showed off his talent. GH should have brought his character back to the light-hearted, carefree man that he was with brenda and lois. it sounds to me like they are trying to lose viewers so they have reason to cancel yet another soap. Goodbye ABC daytime!

Heidi
Heidi

Extremely disappointed in this event! Jax and Carly are so great and Ingo is so very talented. Big mistake! I think we need to do the same thing we did fot Becky Herbst and get Ingo back!

Gina
Gina

I am disappointed that Ingo is leaving.. I love watching him everyday & the work between him & Laura Wright.. And Brenda just came back after all those years away, and already she is leaving.. I am very disappointed with GH! I have been a loyal fan for many years. It is getting hard to be faithful with all the changes. But at least I still have Maurice & Steve…

lisa
lisa

Well… fine then – ship him over to Y & R….maybe he can be one of Colin Atkinsons ‘ henchmen …..now there’s an irony – Ingo playing a mob enforcer.

Avelina
Avelina

Since he is Australian- he would be great at Y&R with the Cane storyline!

heidi
heidi

I love GH and OLTL and all I can say is with everything that has happened lately it is so obvious that ABC does not care about their shows and they REALLY do not care about us… the fans! It is all about money! And I love capitalism.

Laura
Laura

The way they were shoving Jax under a bus, I’m not surprised. I know Ingo will land on his feet, and I’ll look forward to seeing him on a show not run by a bunch of freaking idiots.

lisa
lisa

ingo is a vet on this show. if you got to make cuts do it elswhere. if gh is on it’s way out i want to see the vets usher it off the air. ingo should be a part of this show as long as it is conducive for him. i know this is not by his choice. just another example of narrow minded writers and producers.

Janice
Janice

GH needs to fire Maurice and get this show back to being about the hospital and a total ensemble show!

janie
janie

So true Janice!!!

Taylor
Taylor

I think it’s crap. I’m personally sick of the mob storyline and feel that if anyone should go it should be the mob characters. The whole show is going down the tubes and it’s because they have turned GH into a mob soap opera and are gradually getting rid of all of the good characters/actors. Gh just lost another viewer.

tommiegirl
tommiegirl

I agree. I am beginning to think there is a pyromaniac writing with all the exposions.

Amber
Amber

All I can say is GH you suck! Ingo will be missed and I for one am done with GH.

tommiegirl
tommiegirl

I have just about had my fill also. The producers & writers need to get a grip on themselves. I can’t believe the producers are going long with the repeat scenerio that the writers are throwing at us. Jax should have not been let go what is needed is another new set of writers.

janie
janie

Ingo, get out while you can. This show is on its way out. They have systematically made this show about Sonny, Jason and Carly and due to that, there was really never any room for any other character to be the hero or heroine. Jax’s character storyline has taken a very mean-spirited path. And I think that Vanessa Marcil found that out as well. But, the real truth is this love affair with Sonny and his “godlikeness” is what has indeed destroyed this soap. There has never been any accountability by the writing team to balance this character. So hence the fallout. I wish all the actors and workers the very best. The blame lies with the creative team: exec producers.

marq
marq

i feel that was a very bad move on abc and disneys part to let an actor like ingo rademacker get away. they should have just gave him a long vacation until they figured out what to do with him, an not fired him. it’s scary to say and it’s scary to read and it’s scary to hear that some body was actully stupid enough to let talent like that go at all. every since abc merged with disney it’s been down hill, because disney is for kids and soap operas are for adults and disney obviously doesn’t understand or recogonize adult soap opera talent anymore if they ever did at alls, and of course with them envoled they have a lot to say about whats seen on soap operas an the ways soap operas work. they were smart enough to walk vanessa marcil off the canvas for the hundreth time, but ingo rademacher they fired. it’s so stupid i don’t want to believe it. i am so affected and bothered by that; i can’t even put it into words. (abc/disney) seems to be no longer connected with what works; they are too concerned with new and the next level an excelling to uneccessary levels to realize that it doesn’t and won’t and can’t get no better with names like maurice benard ingo rademacher an steve burton headlining them it was all good. with ingo rademacher leaving i wish steve burton and maurice benard and brandon barash and jason cook and joshua jackson and tyler christopher an nathan parson would all quit or leave also so i can stop watching general hospital all together, because they are the only reasons at alls that that show is watchable at alls; general abc disney and general hospital haven’t been loyal to all of their fans for a long time now; i don’t know which fans they think or believe or feels wants to see ingo rademacher gone at alls, but i just can’t say that that was a dumb ass move enough; that wasn’t for all or any fans at alls and if they aren’t doing all an any of it for the fans then they aren’t doing it at alls, which is probably why all of the soap operas (night time and daytime) are being canceled because there are to many people over there at abc/ disney an general hospital with to much experience and knowledge in and about the business and entertainment industry an to little knowledge about the fans of general hospital and soap operas and all of those other shows and what the fans want to see, and not caring is the same as saying you want to fail. how the hell can you not care what the fans want to see when the fans are the ones watching an keeping all of the shows on tv at alls. for the most part all of the charcters have forgotten to make sense and have forgotten to leave us… Read more »

Michele
Michele

Horrible decision. In fact the recent revisions on the show have startled me. Our beloved characters are behaving strangly, almost like they all of a sudden have different personalities. It’s weird and insulting to us viewers. I watch and I’m often confused on what is going on with the show these days. I DVR this program as I have for years and used to find comfort in settling down at night to watch my “guilty pleasure”. It’s not so comforting any more and that makes me sad!

tommiegirl
tommiegirl

Sad to see Jax leave. Jerry yes by all means. Please don’t ever bring Jerry back. Who should go is Anthony, Ron, Helena, & Spinelli if his roll is written better.

tommiegirl
tommiegirl

Another wasted salary would be bringing Franco back. This show used to be about love and family. With all the bad things going on in the world these days we need to have something entertaining to watch that makes us feel warm inside but thrilled in a nice way.

sonny
sonny

I can’t believe the let him go! He was one of the best actors on the cast and the ONLY reason I continued to watch after Marcil was gone. Once she came back I got others to watch. I really thought they would turn the storyline back to Jax and Brenda getting back together and having a “happily ever after”. Now they get rid of both!!! Bad move on their part. I will not continue to watch.

christine
christine

Bring jax back!!!

christine
christine

Bring Jax back!

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Valentin’s World Crumbles; Anna & Finn Put On The Brakes

Yesterday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital featured emotional performances by James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Finola Hughes (Anna) and Michael Easton (Finn) as it looks like a significant shift may be coming for their characters on the Port Charles canvas, or is it?

Valentin has overheard Nina (Cynthia Watros) telling Ava (Maura West) that she kissed Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which further sends him into a tailspin.  He is still reeling from the fact that the DNA results, that he had run, proved that he is not a Cassadine, as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) had claimed and revealed.

When Valentin enters Ava’s art gallery, he gets a moment alone with Nina where he tells her he doesn’t know who he is anymore.  Nina tells him he is free now to start over and concentrate on his daughter, Scarlett, but that she will no longer be a part of his life.

You can tell Nina still has feelings for Valentin and cares about him, but is it more? Or, is she now going to move on with Jax? Well, after a pep talk, of sorts, from Ava, looks like she may just go after Jax and see where things may lead with him.

Later, Valentin is drinking and gets his gun and is ready to kill Jax, or so it seems.  He heads out to go confront Jax in his office.  Next, we see Valentin shoot Jax with Josslyn (Eden McCoy) and Dustin (Mark Lawson) looking on.  However, we soon learn that this scenario was all in Valentin’s mind, as we come back to present time and Jax, Dustin, and Josslyn are all talking and wondering what Valentin wants.  He covers and tells Jax he just came to tell him he wasn’t a Cassadine.  Still later, Lulu is filled in about Valentin.

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Meanwhile, Brad (Parry Shen) meets up with Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and tells her that he and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) are moving away from Port Charles.  He admits to her that he told Lucas before the accident, about baby Wiley being Michael and Nelle’s bio-son.  She is pissed.  Nelle realizes he wants to move Lucas and Wiley away to keep from triggering Lucas’ memory of the car crash.  Later, that prompts Nelle to leave Valentin a message that she is ready to sell her ELQ shares to him as she needs to leave town ASAP.

However, when Nelle places her call, Vakentin does not pick up; instead he is on the floor drunk, and opens a box with the Cassadine ring in it, and lo and behold, we see a woman appear, who by all accounts will be Helena (Constance Towers) since we know Towers is making a visit during February sweeps.  Will Valentin be talking to a dead Helena about the lies perpetrated on him … or is something else going on? Stay tuned for today’s episode.

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Elsewhere, Anna is angry that Finn betrayed her with confirming information to Jason (Steve Burton) and his stance on her son Peter’s dirty deeds.. Finn says she’s just so blind to the truth about Peter and he is a dangerous man; after all, Peter kept Jason locked up for years.  Anna says Jason will now retaliate and try to kill Peter.  She is overcome with terror and upset that no one will give Peter the benefit of a doubt.

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It’s clear she wants a second chance at being Peter’s mother and can’t see past that. With that, the duo is at a crossroads. Finn goes to get his daughter, Violet and packs a bag and moves of their place and heads to the Metro Court for the night.  He tells Anna he has to protect his daughter.  Of course, when they get to the Metro Court, they run into Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms).  Finn is not happy.   Will Anna and Finn reconcile? Will Peter finally, finally get his comeuppance?

Share your thoughts on what you would like to see happen for Valentin, Nina, Jax, Anna, Finn, and Peter via the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes between Finn and Anna.

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