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James Franco Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame! Gives Emotional Speech!

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On Thursday in Hollywood, James Franco received his very own star on the Walk of Fame! The former General Hospital recurring guest star, as well as a guest arc special guest on Hollywood Heights, is currently starring in the motion picture, Oz: The Great and Powerful!

The multi-faceted star, whose creative projects and energies knows no bound, brought along his mother, Betsy (who also played “Franco’s” mom on GH), brother Dave ( who is quickly becoming one of the most sought after hotties in Hollywood) and good friend and actor,Seth Rogan to the presentation.

A choked up Franco, spoke about the great honor and thanked his former teachers, his mother and his friends for their support upon receiving this most Hollywood of all recognitions other than the Oscar.  The 34-year-old superstar also uploaded a few photos to his Instagram account, which show him getting ready with mom and lying down looking smitten with his own star, holding the “Oz” doll depicting his character.

What do you think of James Franco becoming a Hollywood legend on the walk of fame? Weigh-in!

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multi-talented…diverse roles…creative…intelligent…modern day Renaissance man. oh…and cute! (also feel his “stint” as co-host of the Oscars was just that. have seen him interviewes since then and he’s actually quite engaging. too bad he didn’t show that side of his personality on such a huge world stage.)

it’s amazing to see an oscar nominee… acting on soaps…. after the fact…. he respects all genres’….?

is suspect for his… person? ie: so he bombed at the oscars? as host? he was nominated in the best actor category that year.

he’s engaging…. as an actor… and, definately…. YES, he’s CUTE. as a button.

you see him smile w/swag… and you can’t help but be drawn in….

Congrats!!!!!

I think it was way too soon for him to get this honor.

I agree. He is a good actor and i like him but whats the rush?

Good for him – but yeah I think he is a little young for the honor too !!

To be considered for a Star the person has to have at least 5 years experience in their field- plus they have to have done some charity work – but the biggest thing is the people nominating the person if selected have to cough up about 30 grand to pay for it. These Stars are no longer about honoring someone- it is all about tourism, and whoever can pay the fee- will most likely get one eventually.

For $30,000 anyone can own a star on Hollywood Blvd! 😉

correct…. the fan base… conbributes… and/or a said studio is pushing… his new movie…. for publicity…

it’s neither her nor their that his aplomb is decorated….? he’s not bette davis.

Exactly. You buy it. It really isn’t an honor. Too funny. Choked up? Hah. They don’t give them to you…. You buy them.

Wow. Anyone can BUY a star on the Walk of Fame.

The economy must be that bad in Hollywood.

I do not think he is worthy of the Star, although a good actor. People really need to pay their dues do get a star. But when the fans pay 3500 for the star, then almost anyone can have one, though they do need to be approved as only about 10 are given out each year. But I think this should have happened in 20 years if he is still around.

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General Hospital’s Maurice Benard Defends Sonny Going Postal, “It Could Definitely Happen”

Last Friday’s May 17th cliffhanger of General Hospital saw Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) beating up Dex (Evan Hofer) and threatening to shoot and kill both Dex and Jason (Steve Burton), who is restraining him outside the ballroom at the wedding reception of Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) and Chase (Josh Swickard).

For months, Sonny has been taking less than his prescribed dosage of medication to control his bipolar disorder.  The mobster has no idea that he has been duped by Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart), who is the one that set this dangerous situation in motion, in an effort to eliminate Sonny and eventually Jason from interfering in Pikeman taking over the territory.

One fan questioned the validity of Sonny’s reaction to Dex and Jason after the pei, when he took to X and expressed, “People off their medications don’t necessarily go around hitting people and being out of control. This was the WRONG message to send. I don’t expect anything from Frank Valentini and General Hospital anymore, but you could’ve (and should’ve) stopped it cold.”

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Maurice Benard replied back to that comment and defended the actions of Sonny given the circumstances. The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner shared, “This is true but when you have a character like Sonny who’s volatile and is drinking and is manic and his thoughts are taken him over it could definitely happen like I said, ‘bipolar ain’t pretty.”‘

GH has portrayed Sonny’s battle with mental illness and the importance of keeping on your meds, plus the issues surrounding it for years. However, some fans have not been pleased by this latest plot point.

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The pick-up of the story begins tomorrow on Monday, May 20th where teasers for the episode share: Sonny is horrified. Blaze consoles Kristina (who walked in on her dad threatening Jason and Dex) and Jason summons Carly.

So, what did you think of the plot point of Sonny threatening to kill Dex and Jason, after beating up Dex, given his growing paranoia? Comment below.

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Giovanni Mazza On Contract at General Hospital: What Are Your First Impressions?

This week, General Hospital introduced newcomer Giovanni Mazza in the role of Giovanni Palmieri, who apparently is Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) second cousin, one removed or so the story goes.

The character of Gio showed up at Brook Lynn’s wedding to Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard) and played the violin at the ceremony. As has been previously reported, Mazza in real-life is a professional violinist and actor.

Upon making his first appearance on the ABC daytime drama series back on May 15th, fans wondered if Gio will be sticking around and that was confirmed by the closing credits of the May 17th episode where Mazza’s name is included along with other contract players.

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When the news of Mazza’s casting was announced, the talent young man took to his Instagram and shared the good news, expressing, “I am so honored, grateful, and ecstatic to announce the big news! The biggest thank you to General Hospital for bringing me.” He closed his sentiments with “So much love and joy to my new fam! YAY!!! ”

Commenting on his post included new castmates Evan Hofer (Dex) saying, “Happy to have you brother,” plus Tabyana Ali (Trina), Eden McCoy (Joss) and ABC executive Nathan Varni who said, “Congratulations! Welcome to GH!

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During the May 17th episode, Gio had an exchange with Dex, where he mentioned that his father was in the military back in early 2000’s.  Previously, Gio revealed to Chase that his father died in the military when he was young. So this begs the question, who is Gio’s dad?

What were you first impressions of Giovanni Mazza in the role of Gio? Who do you think he might be romantically involved with and might be also related to other than the Cerullos? Comment below.

 

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Michael Easton Shares on the Loss of Kamar de los Reyes, “I Was Holding His Hand When He Passed”

For the first time publicly, General Hospital’s Michael Easton (Finn) opened up about losing his best friend, the late Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio, OLTL) to cancer.

The former One Life to Live and All American star lost his battle to cancer back on December 24, 2023 at the age of 56. De los Reyes leaves behind his wife, actress Sherri Saum (ex-Sunset Beach, OLTL) and their twin boys, Michael and John, and his eldest son, Caylen from a previous relationship.

Easton along with Y&R’s Trevor St. John (Tucker) were both castmates with Kamar during their time on One Life to Live. The two shared their remembrances this past Thursday night during’s live virtual event, Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer … We All Have a Story.

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In tribute, Michael expressed, “It was a 30-year friendship with Kamar. We did our first movie together in 1990. I was scared and I was quiet and I was instantly drawn to his bravado and his sense of himself. Kamar was larger than life. He was the best man at my wedding, and I am the godfather to his son, Michael. His loss was profound on all of us.”

He added, “There hasn’t been a day gone by that I haven’t thought of him, and his family and what he brought to this world, and the contributions he made, not only to this acting community. He loved being an actor and he was a great actor. I always like to say Kamar was such a good actor that they cast him as a priest, not just once, not twice, like seven times. I mean, he was often shirtless. But, if you needed a shirtless priest, Kamar was your guy.”

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When discussion turned to the end of Kamar’s life, Michael shared, “I was holding his hand when he passed, and he was surrounded by family and, and friends. There was so much love around him. I mean, he touched so many lives. I mean, Trevor knows that at his memorial, it was the biggest, at Forrest Lawn. They couldn’t even fit everybody in. There was people stretched out all the way to outside. People showed that hadn’t seen him in 20 years. That was the effect. So many of the One Life cast members came and cast from All American.”

Michael also spoke to Kamar’s determination till the end and his incredible work ethic, “Extraordinarily enough, he went to work two weeks before he passed at All American.  He was fierce to the end. He never talked about being sick. Even though the odds were stacked from the very beginning, and it’s still really hard for me to talk about, but I was in awe of his strength and his resolve. I would’ve shut down long before he did.”

If you haven’t done so watch below 46:47 mark for Michael and Trevor’s emotional appearances on Daytime Stands Up as they share their memories on Kamar.

Then let us know, what you thought of Michael’s candid tribute to his best friend via the comment section below.

 

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