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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 »

S Hunt
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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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Nancy Lee Grahn Kicks-Off Her 25th Year as General Hospital’s Alexis; Thanks Fans & Shares: “What a Ride”

She’s one of the best of the best!  And on Saturday, Nancy Lee Grahn acknowledged the start of her 25th year as Alexis Davis on ABC’s General Hospital. 

Nancy, who daytime fans first loved on One Life to Live and then Santa Barbara, came to Port Charles and quickly became one of its leading mainstays.

On Twitter, marking the occasion, Nancy thanked her fans with this: “Wow! I start my 25th year on  @generalhospital  today. What a ride. It’s been one of my greatest pleasures to be connected to & supported by such a beautiful, loving, loyal #gh audience. We are and have always been in this together. I hope you can feel my most sincere virtual hug.”

Currently in story, Alexis just lost the new love of her life Neil and on Friday’s episode of GH, Alexis was blamed for his death by Neil’s brother when she tried to attend his memorial service.  Later, she landed at the Floating Rib with Valentin – but when he got into it with Ned and stepped outside, Alexis ordered a drink.  Not a good sign for this recovering alcoholic, and all this came on the heels of Alexis learning she has osteoporosis.

Through the years, story after story, beat after beat, we are lucky to have Nancy on our screens with her consistently riveting and honest performances.

What has been your favorite Alexis storyline through the years?  And … make sure to wish Nancy a ‘happy 25th’ via the comment section below.

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GH Alum Hayley Erin and Adam Fergus Tie The Knot

The former Kiki Jerome of General Hospital, Hayley Erin, is married! The news actually came via her own Instagram post when she wished her new hubby, actor Adam Fergus (Ex-Supernatural) a happy birthday while on their honeymoon.

The post by Hayley said: “I had to pop in and wish my husband a happy day of birth… I fuckin love you man @adamfergus ♥️ And many thanks to the incomparable @sheenfalls for our honeymoon.”

In addition, Erin shared several other pics – one of which was Adam’s with his wedding band on.  =Fergus expressed to his bride: “You’re simply the best.”

None other than the actress Erin replaced on GH, Kristen Alderson, also commented on the wedding news sharing: “Husband!?! Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!❤️❤️❤️You two are beyond amazing together, so happy for you!”

Check out Erin’s Instagram gallery post below.

Then, share your congratulations and well-wishes for Adam and Erin via the comment section.

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The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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