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Jason Thompson and Doug Davidson Pay Tribute To Rick Springfield At His Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony!

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This morning in ceremonies in Hollywood, General Hospital icon and pop star, Rick Springfield (Noah Drake) was honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Springfield, who just released his first novel this week Magnificent Vibration and continues to record and perform music worldwide, and guest star on television shows including an appearance now and then on GH, was saluted by three friends of his within the industry – Jason Thompson (Patrick) who plays Springfield’s on-screen son, long time pal, Doug Davidson of The Young and the Restless and singer/songwriter, Richard Marx.

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Jason Thompson was the first to pay tribute to Rick in front of the crowd in Hollywood, and the live stream of the event expressing:  “I did not know I was going to play Rick’s son until two minutes before my audition.  Our GH casting director Mark Teschner told me right before I went to stage before my final test told me, ‘You know, you are playing Rick Springfield’s son, right?’   If I wasn’t nervous, I was then, because obviously I knew Rick … And of course, the relationship that we have playing father and son obviously has the inevitable coming and going when your on-screen dad is rock star.  But what I have with this guy is a relationship that is so clean, and so pure, and he has such an open heart, that every time that door opens and we’re there to work, it’s an instant thing where we just look at each other and we don’t have to do anything else.  It is something that I do not take lightly, and I appreciate it every single time we work together. I have to say being a guy in this industry; I have the best person to look up to, because as you can tell from that introduction, he does whatever he wants.   He wants to be a rock star, he goes and does that.  He want to be an actor, you probably saw him on Californication where he plays a much tamer version of himself. And he is amazing at all things and now he is selling books like crazy. The one thing I look up to the most is that he is a family man. He loves his wife and his family more than anything.  It just goes to show that you can be an artist and be a man that is a loving person at all times, especially to his family. Congratulations sir, it’s an honor.”

Doug Davidson was next and shared these sentiments:  “This was a day Rick and I both knew was going to happen.  He was so driven the entire time.  He is the hardest working person I have ever known.  When I got here and was standing here waiting for the festivities to begin, I was awash with so much emotion knowing that there are some people that aren’t here that I wish were here today to honor him. I am sure they are from above –My mom and you’re dad.  Truly, there is no other man on the planet that I love more, and I am so very proud of you.”

Rick Springfield acknowledged his beloved fans:  “I want to thank my fans and anyone who has ever bought my book, or my music, or watched any television show I have been on. You own this star as much as I do. You’re the reason that this is here, because little Ricky Springthorpe (Springfield’s real name) wouldn’t get a star with out you guys!”

Watch the live stream of the event featuring Rick, Jason and Doug below where the festivities begin at around 30:00 minutes into the video! Then, let us know what you thought of Jason’s and Doug’s speeches to Rick?

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Tali
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Tali

Great for Rick Springfield – have loved him since his first appearance on GH and as a little girl listening to him on the radio! Well deserved.

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andrew hass

I’m happy that Rick Springfield got a star on Hollywwod Walk of Fame.I’m sure it was well deserved.

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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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Holly’s Alive as Emma Samms Makes a Return to General Hospital

Friday’s cliffhanger ending of General Hospital revealed that Holly is indeed alive and being held captive, but by whom?  Who ever is behind this has her locked away and being watched on a surveillance system.

Viewers saw a hand of someone that is behind the kidnapping, and that Emma Samms made a return to GH in her signature role of Holly Sutton.

Samms, debuted on GH back in 1982, and has come and gone, and come back again to the ABC daytime drama series.  She last appeared back on it in 2015.

Nighttime soap fans remember her fondly as Fallon on ABC’s Dynasty and its spin-off, The Colbys.

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Once the secret was out on her appearance at the end of Friday’s episode,  Samms shared on Twitter: “She’s alive…!”

So what do you think of the twist? That Holly is alive and that Samms was on-screen? Who do you think has Holly? Share your theories below.

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Michael Easton and Rebecca Budig’s Short Film “About a Girl” Receives ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Honor

While you loved them together on-screen on General Hospital as Hayden and Finn, off-screen. Rebecca Budig and Michael Easton came together for a stirring collaboration that just won them accolades at this year’s Best Shorts competition.

Best Shorts is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality shorts and new media.  This film festival receives thousands of submissions from around the world.

About a Girl is directed by Easton while Budig wrote and starred in the short film. lt was honored with the Outstanding Achievement award, which is one of the top two most prestigious given out in the competition.

The story features Budig as a woman struggling with post-partum depression.  The festival said in a review of About A Girl:Deft direction, beautiful craft, achingly authentic performance by Budig.”

Rebecca shared on Twitter after receiving the accolade: “I am so humbled and honored to be included and awarded by @bestshortsand thank everyone involved.”

Two of Easton’s former OLTL co-stars, who have appeared his other short films, Trevor St. John (Ex-Todd later Victor Lord Jr.) and Sherri Saum (Ex-Keri) also appear in About a Girl.

Congratulations to Michael and Rebecca on their winning short  film! Share your kudos via the comment below.

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