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James Franco's "Forbidden Love" Teases His Soapy Past In This Preview For Tonight's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!

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Ah, James Franco remembers his soap opera past with this very funny teaser for tonight’s Saturday Night Live in which Franco returns as the host with musical guest Nicki Minaj!

Franco, who played the original ‘Franco”on General Hospital, the role now played by Roger Howarth, spoofs the soaps with SNL cast member Cecily Strong in a clip that is entitled, “Forbidden Love”! This telenovela-esque preview features Franco and Strong about to engage in a lip-lock, but is it over a case of mistaken identity?

Watch how the clip plays out after the jump! Then let us know … will you be watching James tonight on SNL? When Franco is host, it always turn out to be quite the funny episode!

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Sharice
Sharice

That guy is a complete and utter douche. Hope he never ever comes back to any of the remaining soap operas.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree, Sharice….and, he was a complete bore on SATURDAY NIGHT. ….did not do it for me. Nikki Minaj on the other hand? She was ‘mahhhhvelous’ . …..her exaggerated and satirical impersonation of KK created a round of belly laughs in my house, for sure.

Laurie
Laurie

Have never been a huge James Franco fan, but love his nads…can I say that word here? He’s a gutsy, busy man who clearly doesn’t rest on his laurels. He kind of won me over, though, when he did a “mock-off” “knock-off”of Kimye’s disgusting, self-indulgent “Bound 2” video w/Seth Rogen. I laughed til I cried, so count me in for tonight’s SNL!

Sly
Sly

I like James Franco and I hope he comes back to GH. He’s a better actor now and has a lot more fans.
It would be nice to see Roger Howarth back as Todd.

Laurie
Laurie

He may be a douche as Sharice says, lol, I don’t know, and I never thought much of his acting until 127 HOURS! Just WOW!!!! Can I say again…WOW!! The whole movie is a WOW to me-extra points for the filmmakers for maintaining a high level of intensity throughout a true story despite the fact that the outcome was already well-known.

I haven’t seen all of his movies but he was decent in MILK as well.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I loved 127 Hours! Another great one is Pineapple Express…It’s a comedy with several different genres mixed in!

Laurie
Laurie

Yes, Pineapple Express was funny. It’s not my typical type of movie, but funny is funny!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree,, Laurie. I am not disputing his acting skill. I am strictly talking about his skits on SNL. I did not find him funny….as a comedic actor, I found him lacking. And yes, James acting was exceptional in 127 hours.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Laurie…I thought he was great in MILK…and also played James Dean to perfection. Did you see Sunday’s live production of Peter Pan? Christopher Walken played Hook and Franco parodied him on SNL…it was hilarious. He got every inflection and mannerism down to the letter. LOL funny!

rebecca1
rebecca1

He may have done some creepy things all in the name of avant-garde…but there’s no denying he’s one multi-talented, extremely accomplished individual. Caught his Christopher Walken-as-Captain Hook and it was HILARIOUS and spot ON!!! Too funny…

PV Jr.
PV Jr.

Just love how millionaires, James Franco and Seth Rogen, can poke fun at the Sony breach while those of us “little people” have our SSNs, emails, home address, phone numbers leaked to the world, not to mention our families’ information.

I can’t believe Sony would allow their employees (Franco and Rogen) to go on national television and rub their faces in it some more. I hope this breach means the end of the Franco-Rogen gravy train.

SpixieFan
SpixieFan

LOL!! Love it so funny. 🙂 Thanks for this Micheal.. I missed the airing, didnt’ know he was hosting, but I”m going to check it out On Demand. I wissshh he woud come back to GH, love love love love his version of evil, dark, crazy, Franco and the contrast of the beautiful on the outside vs. the ugly and sinister on the inside.

Harry
Harry

I have loved this man since he appeared in Freaks and Geeks. As Rebecca asserts, he is an intensely talented actor possessing superhero multitasking skills.
However, I do not appreciate his Franco character because it seems to me he is winking and smirking at the audience as if to say,”Look at this A list actor slumming it with soap opera actors.”

toscanti
toscanti

He is AWESOME!

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Paging Dr. Griffin Munro! Matt Cohen Makes A Return Visit To GH

Looks like a medical crisis will bring Matt Cohen (Griffin Munro) back to General Hospital today on Friday’s episode and next week on upcoming episodes of the ABC daytime drama series.

In addition, we wonder if Cohen might appear in scenes with Maura West, who’s Ava Jerome is checked into Shadybrook trying to deal with her emotional state, which unbeknownst to her is being caused by Nikolas Cassadine (Marcus Coloma).

As GH fans know, Cohen first came on to the GH scene back in 2016, but departed the series earlier in 2019.

Meanwhile, Matt has landed a gig on Entertainment Tonight as one of their correspondents and anchors while continuing to do directing, and acting projects.

What will bring Griffin back to Port Charles? Happy to see Matt again on GH? Comment below.

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WATCH: Steve Burton & Bradford Anderson Take On Grammy-Nominated Hit ‘Old Town Road’ With A GH Twist

Leave it to the comedy of Stone Cold and the Jackal AKA Steve Burton (Jason, GH) and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, GH) to come up with a hilarious send-up of one of the top music hits of 2019 in a viral video spoof!

In this just released video, Steve and Bradford do their twist on the hit by Lil NAS X and Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road. That track by NAS X and Cyrus has been nominated for several awards in the upcoming Grammy Awards.

Needless to say, the video spoof contains many General Hospital references and some that include All My Children icon, Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane)

Check out the viral video below.

Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section. We couldn’t stop laughing!

Make sure to check out more on the Stone Cold and Jackal podcasts and appearances here.

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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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