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James Franco and Carter confirm actor's GH stint as part of other venture!

General HospitalToday the Wall Street Journal confirms in two seperate stories, that James Franco’s General Hospital guest stint, was indeed part of a greater scheme for his performance art and upcoming film with his artist friend and colloborator, John Carter, known as just “Carter”.   See the similarities here betwen “Carter” and the artist Franco plays on GH, “Franco”?    

James tells the Wall Street Journal he has been fascinated by performance art and his take on his experience on a soap opera:  “The folks at “General Hospital” informed me that in three days of filming we backlogged enough material for 23 episodes. There will be one more step. After all of the Franco episodes are aired, my character’s storyline will be advanced in a special episode filmed in a “legitimate” New York gallery. One more layer will be added to this already layer-heavy experiment. If all goes according to plan, it will definitely be weird. But is it art?”

Carter confirmed to the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog that he was the brains behind James Franco’s story arc on GH!  “It was my idea to suggest to James to do a soap opera, and that would tie into another film he and I are working on. But a lot of the work was outside me. As far as why the soap opera was “General Hospital” or the development of his character, I didn’t have much influence. I did suggest, however, that he should be an artist. The writers on the show basically took it from there. And in turn, in some roundabout weird way, he’s now playing an artist with one name, as maybe a shadow of me.

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Carter  on if people might think they are poking fun at the genre and how it all ties together for the talented duo:  “Of course people are going to and they already have. But I think people are cynical and lazy and that’s what that’s coming from. It’s incorrect. I don’t want to call it “satire.” That’s rude.   Having James on General Hospital is a challenge to what people expect and anticipate, so they just laugh, which is the easiest response. Sure, there’s humor involved, a lot of humor, but there’s also a challenge.  I really can’t say much about this next film; we’re working on it now. As for how it ties in, I was on the “General Hospital” set filming for the upcoming film.”

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DAYS, GH and Y&R Receive WGA Award Nominations For A Daytime Drama

Three of the four network soaps received nominations in the category of Daytime Drama for the upcoming 72nd annual Writers Guild Awards.  Nominations in television categories were announced on Thursday.

The annual scribe-fest is based on voting by 15,000 WGA members, and awards will be handed out in coinciding ceremonies in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton and in New York at the Edison Ballroom on February 1st, 2020.

The eligibility are shows within the 2019 calendar year.

The nominated writing teams competing in the Daytime Drama category are as follows:

Days of Our Lives, Writers: Lorraine Broderick, Ron Carlivati, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Dave Kreizman, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Betsy Snyder, Katie Schock; NBC Universal

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten Associate Head Writers: Anna T. Cascio, Dan O’Connor Writers: Barbara Bloom, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles; ABC

The Young and the Restless, Writers:  Amanda L. Beall, Jeff Beldner, Sara Bibel, Matt Clifford, Annie Compton, Christopher Dunn, Sara Endsley, Janice Ferri Esser, Mellinda Hensley, Lynn Martin, Anne Schoettle, Natalie Minardi Slater, Teresa Zimmerman CBS

So, which soap do you think should receive the WGA Award for the best writing on a daytime drama series in 2019? Share your picks in the comment section below.

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WEDNESDAY: GH Stars Set To Perform Acoustic Holiday Concert On Facebook Live

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas over at ABC’s Prospect Studios where they tape General Hospital!.  And today, on Wednesday, December 4th look for the cast to perform in a very special Facebook Live Event in what is being billed as their “holiday spectacular”

Several members of the cast including William Lipton (Csmeron) and Wally Kurth (Ned) are set to perform acoustic versions of Holiday classics and more.  Fans are also hoping to hear the voices of James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) and Josh Swickard (Chase), as well. And you just never know who else from Port Charles may be singing up a storm!

You can catch the event live beginning at 7PMEST/4PMPST over at GH’s official Facebook Page – Facebook.com/General Hospital

ABC executive, Nathan Varni tweeted yesterday: “Rehearsals for this holiday spectacular have been amazing! I can’t wait for everyone to see it tomorrow! 

So, will you be checking out the live-stream of this GH holiday musical special? Comment below/

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TONIGHT: Rick Hearst Makes His AMBITIONS Debut

Not many can play duplicitous, back-stabbing and twisted like former GH, B&B, Y&R and GL star, Rick Hearst!  The multi-Daytime Emmy winner is the perfect fit for the rollercoaster-ride-a-minute soap, Ambitions.

And now, Hearst is set to make his Ambitions debut on Tuesday night’s December 3rd episode of the OWN soap opera (10PMET/9PMCT), written and created by Jamey Giddens.

On Ambitions, Hearst takes on the role of  Jerry Lannigan, a hot shot celebrity criminal attorney, who just so happened to go to law school with Evan (Brian White) and Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens).  And believe it or not, it turns out Stephanie actually has a real friend, or does she?

Watch a preview below for when Stephanie sees Jerry again for the first time below, followed by the promo for tonight’s episode.

Then let us know, if you are looking forward to seeing the former Port Charles Ric Lansing, Springfield Alan-Michael, Genoa City Matt and L.A.’s Whip in his new role on Ambitions via the comment section.

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