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Kelly Sullivan Clarifies Her Exit From General Hospital … She Has Been Written-Off!

Photo Credit: Joe Henson

Photo Credit: Joe Henson

As we reported earlier, the news spread quickly today that General Hospital’s Kelly Sullivan, who delivered remarkable performances throughout the Kate/Connie multiple personality storyline,  is out at the ABC soap!

Sullivan took to her official facebook page this afternoon to clarify the reason for her exit, and as she notes, it has nothing to do with contract talks, but that the powers-that-be simply chose to write her character out of the show.

Here is what Kelly shared in a heartfelt message to her many fans:  “Thank you all so much for your support and loyalty. You are my life long family and I cannot express how much I appreciate each of you. You have really made my experience here on GH a wonderful adventure.  I wanted to fill you all in on the details and try to answer some of your questions.  I am not returning to GH after August.  This is not a contract issue, I have been written off the show.  I do not have any information on potential Daytime opportunities.  Lastly, I have no ill feelings towards any of the staff or crew connected to the show or the network. I will miss everyone dearly.  Love, Kelly”

So GH fans, what do you think of the information from Kelly that she has been written-off? Are you hoping to see Kelly land on another soap?  Share your thoughts!

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Melissa
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Melissa

This sucks.

Patrick
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Patrick

SIDEBAR: I’ve been watching GH to JUST KEEP UP. FACT: GH is not that interesting. the one thing that has me watching… is Daniel Edward and whether he has Leukemia. IE: Franco to the rescue… to further cement he’s a changed man… and yawn…. give Carly reason to become involved. IMO… I thought… that it’d be Connie – Olivia – & Ava… to the top of the heap in keeping GH INTERESTING. where’s the drama if Connie isn’t on… for the trio in love…. Connie/Sonny/Olivia? GH is making a BIG mistake…. now that the 50th is over with… and THE… Read more »

Deven
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Deven

I also watch DAYS, love Eileen Davidson as Kristin. On DAYS, I could do without the “Sami” show. As for Connie, I think that Kelly Sullivan is an amazing actress. I’m sad to see her go. I love Roger Howarth, even as Franco, because of his sense of humor. Kristen Alderson has got to go. I can’t stand her portrayal of Kiki.

Brenda
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Brenda

I agree, I’m not happy with the “new” characters. One of GH’s biggest mistakes is getting rid of Jason. They should have done whatever they needed to do to keep him on the show!!

Patrick
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Patrick

@Brenda.

man…. talk about making a perfect fit… ie: Steve Burton… as Jason….

who didn’t LOVE the silent… sexy/smoldering… gentle/sensitive… macho…take… of Jason.

watching him now on Y&R…. makes Jason PERFECT.
watching him on Y&R TALK SO MUCH… is different. takes too much getting used to?

djtlj5
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djtlj5

Don’t forget way back when there was talk of getting rid of Mac and he’s still there. Maybe there’s hope Kelly will stay?

Bernadette
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Bernadette

I think it’s terrible that GH decided to write the Connie character off the show. Kelly Sullivan is probably the best actress on GH. Maybe that will give her a chance to move on to bigger and better things. Even though the character isn’t one of my favorites, the actress is too good for daytime.

Lew S
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Lew S

A very good actress and I am sorry to see her go.

susan M.
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susan M.

Me TOO!

Mark
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Mark

That statement is total inappropriate .

Jan
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Jan

Why? I am just asking.

Deven
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Deven

I am wondering the same thing. I thought her statement was professional.

ricardo
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ricardo

i smell a recast. michelle stafford might be the new kate slash connie howard. thats the big rumor im hearing. a shame loved kelly sullivan. writing her out. what a joke. shame on you general hospital.

ethel
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ethel

i do believe that michelle stafford is coming to gh also but not as a recast for connie/kate…………..jmo

Chrissy
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Chrissy

If they replace Kelly with Michelle I WILL fast forward through all the scenes with her in them. After the great job that Kelly did recreating the role of Kate/Connie that would be a slap in the face. As it stands I fast forward through TJ/Taylor/ Shawn scenes. The s/l’s with Britt and Maxie are moving way too slow and dragged out…….getting old.
Michelle is no Kate. She lacks the Glam

dmrjmd
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dmrjmd

Absolutely agree with you!

k/kay
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k/kay

And we need her over there why?

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Michelle with a Brooklyn accent? That would be one of the worst miscast for GH.

I could see Kelly being written out because of a mob-story. Perhaps something to do with Morgan and his idiotic gambling. But I hope it’s not a recast considering her contract is not the issue.

Deven
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Deven

Couldn’t we just get rid of, and by get rid of, never see again, the tween/newbie scene, i.e., nuMorgan, Kiki, TJ, Taylor, keep Molly and Rafe for a once a week or every other week gig? (I don’t need to see them dancing in the park in their prom attire for 3 straight days).

Beti
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Beti

No, they are writing out the character of Kate/Connie period. I think the writers are going to hook up Olivia with Sonny now

Brenda
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Brenda

Absolutely agree, GH you need to re-think this decision of writing off Kelly from the show.

Tracy Thomas
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Tracy Thomas

Why does this almost sound like a repeat of previous actors leaving…either of their own accord (because they weren’t being utilized properly) or b/c TPTB forced them out! Its CLEAR that Cartini has an agenda and it squarely has to do with their. OLTL pets! KSu is better off being in s place where her talents ate respected! And clearly GH isn’t one of them!

dmrjmd
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dmrjmd

I absolutely agree Tracy! This is just awful!

k/kay
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k/kay

I was sickened by Tuesday’s show of RH/Todd /Franco complete idiot acting it is like a one man comedy show. Stupid! And Maura West doing a bad impression of Marilyn Monroe. But why don’t you ask Thorsten Kaye what he thinks about RC &FV?

Deven
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Deven

I’m so tired of the doofys they cast as nuMorgan and of Kristen Alderson as Kiki. Talk about bad acting. I literally cringe and roll my eyes when I see those two on-air.

ricardo
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ricardo

I agree with you tracy. cartini loves his one life to live pets. he does have an agenda. gh writing off kelly sullivan is a huge mistake. maybe kelly sullivan can dye her hair red and play phyllis on the young and the restless. she would be terrific as phyllis. hey you never know.

Patrick
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Patrick

You know…

#1. Jeanne Cooper.
#1. Michelle Stafford.
#1. Kelly Sullivan.

Superior. Quality. Effervescent. Molded for.

Just 3 top notch ladies… and i”ve missed some… in the current realm.

Oh… I’m bereft some…. and it’s all about Kelly… I hope she lands on her feat.

DAYS and/or Y&R need her.

ethel
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ethel

the writing was on the wall for her character to be written out…………….
such a shame because she is an awesome actress – i truly wish her well in what ever she does next.

Lin
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Lin

I totally agree.

su0000
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su0000

Being written out is the curse on soap actors, they never know when their number will come up..
It is not uncommon and every soap actor knows some day they may be the next to meet a tragedy of no return/written out ..

I have many many many favorites be written out, it is the way it is ..

dmrjmd
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dmrjmd

This is beyond upsetting. Kelly Sullivan is very talented. Her portrayal as Connie/Kate was so pure and raw. She is an amazing actress. It irks me that the writers would keep such no talent such as nuMorgan, or spend all of this wasted air time on the tween scene, Molly, Rafe, TJ, Taylor, but write out Kelly Sullivan. Don’t even get me started on Kristen Alderson as Kiki. This is really disappointing.

Chrissy
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Chrissy

OMgosh, I just said the same thing and didn’t read your post yet. Get rid of TJ, Shawn, and Kiki’s mother, I hadn’t thought about Taylor, I can’t stand her character either and numorgan——-what a self-centered little brat……send him back to military school

Tracy Thomas
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Tracy Thomas

Not to mention FauxLu. She has the emotional depth of a mud puddle! And don’t get me started on how they SHAFTED. JMB. I dont blame her for leaving the HMS Titanic! Just wonder who’s next..by choice or by force.

Deven
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Deven

I totally agree with you both, Chrissy and Tracy. I was hoping the limo that had TJ and Taylor would pick-up nuMorgan and Kiki and take them all back where they came from!

Chrissy
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Chrissy

Wait, I thought Julia left on her own to go to follow Jill

Rcraig
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Rcraig

Omg please say MS is NOT going to replace her. I just can’t see that AT ALL.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Nothing against Michelle Stafford, I think she has been great on Y and R… I don’t get why we need more new actors! It is getting beyond ridiculous! I would rather see more of Laura and Lucy and Anna.

Chrissy
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Chrissy

Touchette……………..I love them. Lucy just lights up the screen and you have to love her enthusiasm. I love that they are bringing back Deception with Lucy and Laura, and Anna…………just can’t say enough good things about her and the trio. What about Felicia? More Felicia too please!

Patrick
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Patrick

I so agree… when ever they get around to showing…. Lucy – Anna – Felicia….. these three are written superbly.. ie: they write them as of ole’. keep Laura out of these tiring… Luke and Laura on the run… on the lam…. Hello… they’re too old…. Luke needs support to stand. hey! I still love his stature… but… Laura.. is being made like a caricature again…. what is wrong with adult drama with Scotty? anyway… my point… I like the few scenes with Anna and Felicia… FRIENDS. loved that Felicia asked Anna to be her maid of honor.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

If the character is being written out- there will be no need for a recast. I think they want Sonny to be with Olivia, and the Connie character would be an awkward obstacle. They couldn’t explain Sonny falling for Olivia if Connie his love was still around. Also Olivia is too nice to do anything with Sonny while Connie was still in the picture. So getting rid of the character Connie frees Sonny to be with Olivia. I think this is the only reason they are writing the character off– it happens in daytime, sometimes the writers want to go… Read more »

Chrissy
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Chrissy

It would be so horrible if they do that, because Connie is the “love of sonny’s live”. Oh wait, wasn’t that Brenda? LOL

Deven
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Deven

Way too many new characters. I’d like to see the vets more, myself, and have them involved in an adventure or love story. Why bring all of these people back if they are not utilized?

Mark
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Mark

I am very surprised and extremely disappointed that Kelly Sullivan has been written off of GH. She is an absolutely amazing talent and she brought so much to her dual roles as Kate & Connie. I am hoping that she will find another job on either a daytime or a nighttime soap as soon as possible.

Patrick
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Patrick

Great point Mark!

Mark
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Mark

Thanks Patrick!

Jan
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Jan

I think her storyline was pretty good but crazy thing is old.

Lin
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Lin

I think it’s awful. Even if they want to have a relationship with Olivia and Sonny, they don’t have to write Kate/Connie off. I also think he’s more Kate/Connie’s type than Olivia’s. Although Kate/Connie is fragile right now, supposedly, I think Olivia with her religious beliefs and sense of right and wrong could not deal with Sonny’s world. She also needs a more even tempered person. I feel badly for Kelly. She has done excellent work. I do not agree with this decision at all. I agree with dmrjmd about the new Morgan not being good. I’m bored with Rafe,… Read more »

Lisa M
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Lisa M

Kelly is a good actress and I wish her well in all her future successes.

will
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will

I’d love to see her head to AMC- perhaps as a love interest for David?

su0000
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su0000

There have been hundreds if not thousands who have been written out of a soap.
I hope she will find work soon in another soap or sitcom..
Kelly is a great actress and I’m sure there will be a great future ahead for her..

Patrick
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Patrick

I hear you.

Thankfully… for my state of mind…

I haven’t, OK… aside from DAYS… taken to heart… so many actors… being let go..

however… for the state that GH is in…. and it’s not good…. Kelly Sullivan was a powerhouse Talent that belonged.

I state as such…. not since: ATWT – GL – AW etc… have said actors being written out or let go, bothered me.

louisa
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louisa

She was POLARIZING. Bringing the show down. She had to go. I’m surprised it took them this long. I have not watched a Sonny scene in about a year –ever since I started FFing through Connie. Just recently I started paying attention to Sonny again and I was very aware of doing that.

heidi
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heidi

In this economy, I hate to see anyone lose their job. She did a great job. She will find other work. I am so happy the Connie/Kate DID storyline ended and I was just getting to like her more as the integrated Connie. However if it means we can get some characters from the past back more or the possibility of Michelle Stafford… I would be over the moon! I wish her the best of luck!!!

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Ridiculous they write off the good actress and leave there pets. GH is I trouble it’s OLTL in port chuck

David
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David

For months all you heard were people saying how horrible her character is, how she isn’t a good actress, etc, now that she is gone people are all up in arms.

Even funnier is all the Frank and Ron wanted her out because of some hidden agenda. Yea,, ummmm ok

Doe
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Doe

Kelly Sullivan is a fine, fine actress and won’t have any problem finding a job within fickle soaps. It does seem there is a virus going around within the soap community. As far as Michelle Stafford going to GH, I highly doubt or want her to. She belongs in nighttime dramas. Roger Howarth playing Franco is a disaster of over acting. He should stay with OLTL if he is smart. Maura West is not needed either. What the heck is happening to our original soaps???

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

She is a fabulous actress. I can only hope and expect that her portrayal of Kate and Connie will land her bigger and better opportunities. Best wishes Kelly!

randy
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randy

i have to say she was one of the actresses that caught my eye when i finally tuned back in to general hospital,,i havnt watched since genie francis left..so with genies return i tuned back in and found the kate /connie storyline and this fabulous actress portraying her,,,wow general hospital i thought you were through with all these blunders,,,,bad bad choice,,,good luck to you kelly where ever you go ill surely tune in

DianeG
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DianeG

Great actress I hope she gets picked up on another soap. I just never the character with Sonny. There just is no one for Sonny except Brenda. If they could just get Vanessa Marcil to stay.

Deven
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Deven

I am totally with you, Diane. I am a huge Sonny and Brenda fan!

Lawrence
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Lawrence

I respect Kelly Sullivan as an actress when she was mature with her statement that she was being written off the show. In reality Frank Valentini just fired her

Becky
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Becky

She is being written out that means no recast. I am not surprised, she has no storyline.

Therese
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Therese

Sad. First BIG mistake of this regime.

Patrick
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Patrick

ditto. the DID story… she capitalized on… it wasn’t her fault.. the writing was ??? repetitive, cyclical… retread. she burst on the daytime scene and stoled it away… she had the talent.. given good writing… to leap to the TOP… ie: the top draw. dang! it’s like… she was every mans dream… what women admired. she emoted love with Sonny… his best since… Yawn Brenda. and when she did… love for her estranged son… Trey… w/cousin Olivia… and was gangbusters at her magazine… and, if they had tried… an understanding and fight with Joe Scully, Jr. she befriended Tracy… and… Read more »

Tali
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Tali

LOL!! Not the first……and still making numerous ones!!!

Chrissy
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Chrissy

Instead of getting rid of Kelly they should get rid of characters that really have no real substance. Like Shawn, and his nephew. Really? What purpose does he fill? He’s a fill in for Steve. What about Morgan’s character? Send him back to military school. I can’t stand what they did to Morgan……….snippy little brat. Kiki’s Mom? Serves no real purpose either. Leave Kelly on the show and get rid of the fillers.

Patrick
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Patrick

I thought that’s where they were going to go… ie: Shawn and nephew… his admitting he shot Olivia… and he getting Felix’ sister pregnant… it seemed like Alexis is on her soap box… self-righteous’ing it too much…. so kaput went these three….. that’s what i thought…. what? Shawn didn’t realize he didn’t pull the trigger? and it might be lady mobster Ava? i know… i thought… is Morgan going to be “naked” all summer? so what? and loud mouth – no empathy for Kiki. yikes.. she’s definately not off to a good start… bratty child with Franco… no real substance…… Read more »

Chrissy
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Chrissy

I made a suggestion for everyone to do what was done for Rebecca Herbst when they were going to let her go……everyone call and bombard the phone lines and message lines at ABC. That is the only way to keep Kelly and let them know how we feel about the “filler” characters that they are keeping. If GH goes down same road as online OLTL did, I’ll stop watching it too. I have enough of my own bratty little kids to deal with I don’t want to watch that stuff on my soaps too

Ces
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Ces

I agree, they need to get rid of all the boring drips:
Ava Jerome
TJ
Shawn
Rafe
Britt
Felix
Olivia
Lulu

these people are just not interesting to watch

Tali
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Tali

Neither are Silas, Franco and Kiki. I would watch again if they did more with Anna, Luke, Mac, Scorpio(bring him back), Felicia. Patrick. Don’t like the whole Britt think just went thru the Lisa Niles story which is basically the same thing – BORING!!!

ces
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ces

I hate the name Kiki. Would have rather RH play Todd & ME play Silas but out of GH’s control there. Would LOVE to see more Laura — hello GH, you brought her back for what??? Kin Shriner (more of) Felicia, Mac, Luke (always!!) Tracy (always!) and Patrick (without both drips Sabrina & Britt), more Maxie & Spinelli and less of Ellie.
Not sure what happened to GH after the 50th anniversary show but I’d sure love to see Jack Wagner back again!!
Oh and is Scorpio still in a coma???
Lame. Agreed.

gloria
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gloria

ces, that is so funny. I hate the name Kiki too! I so wish we could have kept Todd, Starr & John. I cannot stand Silas. RH as Franco is starting to work for me. I am coming around to it. I really CANNOT stand Morgan-ugh-GO AWAY. And take TJ & Taylor with you. I guess you might as well take Kiki too, ha.

gloria
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gloria

And I worry about Scorpio every day! Anna needs to get on the phone & check on him!

Ces
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Ces

Gloria – Haha!! Yes, Anna seems to have left Scorpio in Holly’s good hands and has forgotten all about him. Stupid on GH’s part to drop the ball not only on Scorpio but the fact that Jerry Jacks has Robin. That name KIKI bugs me to no end. Watching Ava Jerome & Franco talk drivel for countless minutes in the Q mansion is SO boring !!! I hate this whole storyline. I love Roger Howarth but I don’t remember Franco to be bumbling?? It’s kinda like what they did to Jack Deveraux on Days. He was a complex character and… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

loud screech Kiki dim bulb… LOL….

I don’t know… if I was Ava… and had no purse strings…

i’d leave her at the Quartermaines – where she can dissipate and act out in hiding…w/ Morgan… forget about them.

you need some tenderness… and I haven’t seen that yet w/Franco..

it’s a little kinked out… from the start… are you related to Michael?

Ces
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Ces

LOL Patrick.
Kinked out huh? 😉

lou
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lou

She did an admirable job with a repetitive pointless S/L and was just showing her comedic talents with Liv scenes. How sad the GH actors are being swept out by these horrible Lifers.

Patrick
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Patrick

i’m so glad many agree… that it was the twosome… winsome… cousins… you know.. i liked that angle…. not sisters… not father/son… mother/daughter… but cousins… and they reeled sexy… fun… had the potential to fight over men… rally for each other… take on ALL the ??? MEN… ? who? all the good ones are gone… Jax – Ned – heck, i’ll throw in Jason… – and the best of all Johnny. thankfully.. Nicholas is back… but… he seems only good with liz. wholeheartedly agree with you… Connie and Olivia had so much going for them… much more than what they… Read more »

Tali
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Tali

I agree with that also.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It’s a shame to see Kelly going from GH. But she’s a strong actress and will secure work in any medium: daytime, primetime, big screen. I wish her the best of luck right now!

Nat
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Nat

KS is waaaay too good of an actress to waste her time on the mess GH has been turned into. I am sure she will have a long and successful career. J

Patrick
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Patrick

Kelly Sullivan: You are FANtastic!

You will be missed… as a BIG part of GH… that they let go. their loss.

They squandered, with the writing….

GH is faltering right now… that’s a given.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Kelly was great, and will find other acting gigs…Connie/Kate has run its course…ill miss her but ill get over it and ill move on…the show needs to focus on Laura, Scotty, Lucy, Duke, Anna and the Quartimaines have been revived thanks to Franco, Ava, and Kiki/Lauren. All is fine in PC…and getting better. Not too you? DONT WATCH!!!

Tali
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Tali

NOT!

Teresa
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Teresa

That really stinks. Kelly is a wonderful actress and I’ve enjoyed her on the show a lot. I think this is a mistake.

Patrick
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Patrick

This just Stinks….

expletive – expletive.

their: my rant and rave…. “damn” them….. Production – for failing us.

lisa
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lisa

It’s too bad – Kelly is a really good actress.
But she’ll no doubt find work on another soap or I’d like to see her in a nighttime show.

toscanti
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toscanti

Jill Farren Phelps may bring Kelly Sullivan to Y&R, she originally cast her in the role on GH and we all know how the FOJ program plays out. Out with the old and in with a FOJ.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

As I said yesterday, the actress was fantastic; the fault, dear viewers, was in the writing. The took the charactor into parody. TPTB never seem to learn. They always take a character too far–then chop off the limb, so to speak. Sad. Hope Kelly will be rewarded for all her hard work and find some roles deserving of her talents. I agree with everyone else. GH has become a haven for handpicked actors/ actresses from OLTL and other show. We have an abundance of talent in Genie Francis, Tony Geary, Finola Hughes, et. al. But we seldom see them onscreen.… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Actually, my guess would be that it’s the network execs making these bad decisions–so I would not count on help from them. Usually when shows go off track as badly as this one has, in such a short time, it arises from meddling by the suits. Don’t know if this particular decision (re: Kelly Sullivan) was a decision by higher-ups, but much of the bad choices of late are probably ABC’s, not Carlivati/Valentini–that would be my guess unless I see credible evidence otherwise. (Not that C/V are perfect–the deterioration just has that “network interference” feel to it, or maybe “too… Read more »

GHLover
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GHLover

Unpopular opinion maybe but i am happy…there was no point to kerp her…I prefer her out than a character like Brit who has lots of storyline possibilities as she is Faison’s daughter….Connie/Kate were done. No kid No love interest No chemistry with the other men besides Sonny..SO NO NEED FOR HER

Chris
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Chris

I am happy too. Never like her as Connie/Kate and I always fast forward through scenes she’s in. The DID storyline was a mistake. She has no chemistry with MB or anyone on the show. While they are at it, it’s time for Britt, Taylor, TJ, Morgan, Silas, Shawn, and Ellie to go too. GH has way to many unnecessary characters right now. Use Diane more

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hey Michael (not Fairman), very interesting comments re network execs making bad decisions about GH. My question: If Kelly Sullivan is so popular with fans, why would execs want her axed? And why wouldn’t they want Luke and Laura together if they the ratings spiked for 50th anniv. shows? Thought they were ALWAYS INTERESTED in ratings????

Brenda
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Brenda

Please do not write Connie’s character off of GH. I wish GH would just keep the current characters and bring back some of the older characters as they did for the 50th Anniversary and keep the older characters permanently!! I’ve been watching GH since the late 1960s!

JEFF
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JEFF

Good luck whatever you do Kelly. You were phenomenal as Kate/Connie!! I thought she was much more believeable as someone from Bensonhurst than Megan Ward. I personally have no issue with the OLTL actors and the supporting cast of GH regulars will all get their time in the spotlight. With an ensemble that large things go in cycles and the GH vets like Laura, Luke, Tracy, Mac and Lucy seem to be coming into the storyline more.

tony
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tony

General hospital is making a huge mistake. kelly sullivan is a great actress. get rid of morgan taylor franco and evil britt. I’m going to miss kelly sullivan so much. more gossip but these are just rumors I’m hearing. laura wright will get fired soon. she will be replaced by tamara braun ex carly. i hope this is not true.

Christy
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Christy

first people resented her replacing Megan, then we found her more interesting with the Connie split and came to love it and now they’re getting rid of her. bummer. She’s got family in PC, so why not just have her move on with another crowd and keep ties with Olivia and her nephew…??? guess we’ll all have to watch and wait to see how this plays out… she says after August so I’m guessing her last scenes will air in Sept?

Linda
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Linda

I am sorry to see Kelly go. A year and a half ago GH was dull and boring but the Kate/Connie story line gave GH a shot of adrenaline. Kelly is a very talented and lovely actress and I am sure one of the other soaps (or maybe primetime) will snatch her up. I wish whoever let her go at GH would reconsider and have her come back as Kate or Connie in the future.

glenn
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glenn

What is going on at GH????? She has been almost the ONLY reason I have been making myself watch the last few months???!!! I am just giving up on GH, yet again!!! Thanks GH, and ABC, for wasting my time, once again, getting involved with a GREAT CHARACTER AND ACTRESS and then dumping her!!!!! Hope to see her on another network, in prime-time where she will be appreciated for her incredible talent!!!!

su0000
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su0000

If you only watch a soap because of one actor, you are not a fan of the soap, just a fan of person..
so you leaving is no big loss..

Too bad, GH is the best it has been in decades ..

Patrick
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Patrick

you both have a point.

I don’t know… is it any different for those of us who’ve watched soaps for 30+ plus years… and are passionate about?

Kelly Sullivan… embodied with smart nuanced intelligent delivery. and with sex appeal left over…. LOL…. Yikes…

what man – gay man – what woman… doesn’t take and yearn for.

Pumpkinoodles
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Pumpkinoodles

I am SICK of the vocal majority slamming the “Lifers,” so I will speak for the real fans. I watched all 3 ABC soaps for 30 (it was my babysitter for most of the 80’s) years and fell in love with: Greg & Jenny, Vickie & Clint, Robert & Anna, Angie & Jessie, Luke & Laura, Monica & Alan, Luke & Tracy, Leo & Greenlee….. I cant really separate the shows because I watched them as a block. I was angered that 2 of my soaps were cancelled but thrilled that GH was given a reprieve. It didnt feel real,… Read more »

Sandra
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Sandra

^^ That!!!

Been watching the “block” since the 60’s. Some favorites will be let go or leave and we will be pissed and mourn their absence, but WOW for the life breathed back into the third soap about to die last year.

Luchie
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Luchie

I am sad that Kelly Sullivan is leaving because her character has been written off. She is a versatile actress & she dresses very well too. I’d say I like her a million times more than Brenda (Vanessa Marcil). that is one character that I hope they never bring back in or I’ll stop watching GH.

Charday
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Charday

A beautiful and highly talented actress, but I have grown very tired of her storyline on GH.

Carly
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Carly

I agree …. her story had run it’s course…..she is a great actress and since they didn’t kill her she can come back later…this is the way acting goes.. saw an interview with Sopranos actor who said they were always worried when their character would be killed off … the EP’s would come to their house to tell them in person/advance …..GH is the best its been in years…I love seeing Tracey and Luke together …such great chemistry…and Anna, Laura, Scotty, Lucy, Felicia, Mac, etc

matthew
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matthew

Nooooooooo way! This can’t be happening! She’s my favorite! She fills the void left by not having Sarah Brown on the show. My GH is ruined :'(

rose
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rose

I just have a hard time ever trusting ABC again. I’m wondering if they blew the GH budget on the 50th. I think Kelly did a great job as Kate/Connie, roles which became tedious until they started speeding up the story lines. Plus the DID was a bore after OLTL characters did it to death. Have no problem with Kristen…she takes on whatever they give her. And I love Roger, but way better as Todd.

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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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