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James Franco hopes GH doesn't get canceled before he returns with big plans for the soap!

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James Franco is making the news again! And this time he clarifies his recent statements to Access Hollywood, about not knowing what GH is talking about surrounding his return to the ABC soap in September.  James broke it down for USA Today while also discussing and promoting his new live action blockbuster, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (out Friday).  It sounds like James has something very big in mind to create with General Hospital as part of his next story arc, but scheduling it is huge dilemma.

Franco revealed to USA Today, “I have a really big project planned for that show, it’s just I don’t have time to pull that part of it off yet.  The actor went on to say, that the GH return would involve bringing together “three worlds” instead of two. “I’m just crossing my fingers. I just hope it doesn’t get canceled before we can pull this off because it’s going to be awesome.”

But he’s currently committed to his role as the wizard in Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful, which is shooting in Detroit through the fall. “I’m in every single scene,” he said, which is why the GH producers’ announcement that he’d be back so soon took him by surprise. “It was this huge announcement by ABC and I was like, “Ahh, all right I’ll try to get out there? Maybe they can come to Detroit?”

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Jan
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Jan

hahaha, he’s afraid the show’ll get cancelled. bernard dared abc to do it talk to him.

Avelina
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Avelina

He should just stick to movies.

Bella
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Bella

You know, I love Franco for the spotlight he is willing to shine on soaps! Real soap fans should ask themselves when the last time was that GH was mentioned in the same sentence with a major film, and by the star of the movie! Sure, the writing during his last stint may have been less than stellar, but I thank Franco for sharing the love with my favorite soap once again! I truly appreciate his efforts!

Liz
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Liz

I agree 100% with you, Bella.

Thanks, James Franco. You give GH publicity. That’s always good. I make a point to watch when I know your going to be on too:)

Don’t listen to the haters. You are appreciated.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Mr. Franco in case you have not heard Guza is out and hopefully so are you! So GH can get back to storytelling that we care about instead of Daytimes version of the Sopranos!!!

Suzanne
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Suzanne

Franco, an oscar nominated actor, is awesome!!! Brings prime time drama to daytime! GO FRANCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Takeitish
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Takeitish

Sorry, I find his GH character to be over the top, over acted and cartoonish at best. . I would much rather have Helena Cassidine, Stavros Cassidine or Jerry Jax back they are far more interesting.

Avelina
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Avelina

TRUE!

ethel
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ethel

i have nothing against james franco but the character he plays on gh is just not needed!

Messalinna
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Messalinna

HE has plans for the show? This guy is such a conceited, pompous asshole! He thinks he’s the creative force behind the soap himself, which is a huge insult to the talented actors on it. Guess what Franco – the fans DON’T want you back. You’re a pretentious, narcissistic, GO AWAY.

Messalinna
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Messalinna

I’m so sorry for my hateful outburst on James Franco. I’m sure there are many wonderful sides to him and its unfair and immature of me to call him degrading names. It just really upsets me to think of the GH people slogging away all year round to give their fans some joy in this dying medium and then this ‘big-shot movie star’ (or whatever he’s supposed to be) thinks he can come in as he pleases and have the show can work around him, changing storylines to fit his own agenda! It’s so profoundly unfair on the other actors,… Read more »

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S Hunt

Wow….Some of you people are such losers. You hate James Franco, when all he has done is give GH positive buzz and nothing but positive publicity. Has it occurred to any of you (in the delusional little world that you live in), that James Franco is probably the reason why GH didn’t get cancelled recently along with AMC and OLTL??? (And don’t kid yourselves, because if GH makes it past September 2012, it will be because despite the fact that Katie Couric has been around forever—and ever and ever and ever—James Franco, right now, has more clout than she does.)… Read more »

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Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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All My Children

‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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General Hospital

ESPN and GH’s Stephen A. Smith Welcomes Maurice Benard & Eric Braeden to His New Show, ‘Stephen A’s World’

This week, famed sports personality and icon, and recurring General Hospital star, Stephen A. Smith (Brick), has launched his new series on ESPN+ streaming service entitled Stephen A’s World  Smith also serves as the series executive producer through his production company SAS Productions.

On Thursday, January 14th, be on the lookout for two other icons to join Smith! That is when his two daytime favorites and friends; Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) and Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R) will be his special guesst.  As soap fans know, Smith spoke at Braeden’s 40th anniversary milestone with Y&R and frequently shares scenes with Benard on GH.

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The weeknight series goes beyond the sports headlines to give the audience an authentic and unique understanding of the stories that matter with Smith’s style and entertainment perspective, including deep expertise and unparalleled relationships with some of the most influential figures in sports, entertainment, and more.  The 30-minute episodes will be available every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday night and available anytime on demand.

Smith said about Stephen A’s World: “This is definitely something new. Sure, it’ll be sports-related. I’ll never depart from that. But this is also a look inside MY world, beyond what you customarily see from me across all the other ESPN platforms. From talking to A-List guests, to bringing ‘Baby Stephen A’ into the mix, to asking the ‘Love Doctor’ to save a few relationships sports are actually compromising, you just never know what you’ll get from me day-to-day. It all depends on my mood. That’s Stephen A’s World in a nutshell. Putting the PLUS in ESPN+. And I can’t wait.”

Make sure to check out the conversations between Stephen, Maurice, and Eric tomorrow night and check out Stephen’s new show.  Let us know if you will be watching via the comment section below.

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