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Kelly Thiebaud Departing General Hospital and Heading Back to ‘Station 19’

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Kelly Thiebaud is now set to reprise her role of Eva Vasquez, on ABC’s primetime drama, Station 19 and thus the Daytime Emmy winner will exit her role as Dr. Britt Westbourne on General Hospital.

According to Deadline, Thiebaud will be part of the cast for the series 6th season, which premieres on October 6th.

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Previously, Kelly appeared on the show’s 3rd season when in story, as the widow of firefighter Rigo Vasquez (Rigo Sanchez), she had an affair with her husband’s colleague Jack Gibson (Grey Damon) that resulted in total chaos.

In a tease for Thiebaud’s return, ABC shared, “Misery loves company and Eva finds solace with someone from her past.”

Kelly has played GH’s Britt on and off since 2012. She won her first Daytime Emmy this past June for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance.

Look for Kelly to exit her GH role in November, while a rep for the soap shared that the actress will be leaving by year’s end.

What do you think of Kelly going to Station 19 and departing General Hospital? How do you think GH will deal with her exit? Will tragedy befall Britt with her living with Huntington’s Disease? Will she be written-off the canvas, leaving the door open for her return? 

Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first check out our conversation with Kelly from a year ago and then backstage at the Daytime Emmys following her victory,

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Satan
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Satan

Well that’s a bummer. Hope they don’t kill her off with a rapid case of Huntington’s Disease or anything else non-reversible like that.

Guess we’ll never get the answer to the question of whether she & Jason could actually make it as a couple….. He’ll probably be back before she leaves, but they won’t have much time together, even if that is the case.

Steve
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Steve

Jason (regardless of portrayer) is not coming back this year. If there’s any character returning, it’ll be Lulu. Still think that’s more likely in February sweeps, but Genie’s back in early fall, it could happen then.

Belinda
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Belinda

Happy for Kelly. Wishing her the best on her new venture. She will be greatly missed. She is an excellent actor.❤

Davenport
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Davenport

Even when she was the “Britch”, she had an endearing, fragile, loveable quality that thankfully was capitalized on during her latest run on GH. Good for her!! Loss for GH, but she will be back!!

Georgia
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Georgia

I hope she does come back she is absolutely one of my favorites and I was so excited when she came back this last time! Good luck, Kelly! But please come back! ♥️

rose
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rose

I will miss Kelly. Even as the britches. If I had been given her storylines since Jason I would have looked for greener pastures as well. Good luck Kelly.

Michaea
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Michaea

She will be missed.

Greg
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Greg

Happy for her but it is sad that soaps are still seen by many as a mere steppingstone until something “better” comes along. And then many seem to develop amnesia about their soap roots.

Kathy Thiessen
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Kathy Thiessen

I think she’ll just be exiting because things aren’t working out for her right now she’s going to decide she just needs to get away and try to reclaim her life. I think they will leave it where she can come back if she wants to maybe even for an occasional visit I hope I really do love watching her on GH but I also watch station 19 so that will be fun to see her on there

Monica Bavaro
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Monica Bavaro

This is so upsetting! She is one of the main reasons I watch the show LOVE her scenes and the laughter it brings me

Violet Lemml
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Violet Lemml

Oh I watch Station 19 every week but guess I wasn’t when she was on previously. I will miss her on GH and would not like to see her replaced.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

If she is leaving, why are they having she and Cody getting closer?

richard w griffin
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richard w griffin

I will miss Kelly immensely! I really hope they don’t recast the role as she is the one and only true “Britch”! (: I especially treasure her scenes with Nicholas Bechtel’s Spencer – the two of them had incredible chemistry! I wonder if they will revisit her illness over the next few remaining months?

Sheryl
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Sheryl

Sorry to see her go and hope they give her an open end exit so she has an option to return. Best of luck to the talented actress.

Sha'Nyeeta
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Sha'Nyeeta

That’s sucks I love her.but hopefully she will come back at some point.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I imagine prime time is a goal for daytime actors; no shame in that and I hope Kelly is happy and successful. Who can blame her? They’ve saddled her with a serious disease that apparently can be turned on and off like a light switch and then tied a millstone around her neck named Cody. Why waste such a vivacious, original actress with this zero? She has more chemistry with Spencer than this toadstool character.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Souphound
Ain’t that the truth? Sometimes he can be cute, but not the man for our Britta. God, I hope they don’t replace her, then we’ll have to see this stuff play out.

Erica Oatman
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Erica Oatman

She is a beautiful and amazing actress. As much as I will miss her on GH, I want her to be happy as an actress and have a successful career.

brian
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brian

Please let her return after station 19’s ends… she will be missed emensly!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Brian
Don’t hold your breath. That show has been on for years and is really good. I don’t see it going anywhere soon and she’s not going to stay this age forever. Try watching it if you want to continue seeing her, it’s right before Grey’s Anatomy, another good show by the way

Satan
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Satan

Grey’s Anatomy seems to be fairly obvious about their game plan… they’re going through with 2 more seasons, and then calling it a day with 20 seasons, because it’s a “nice round number”. There’s no Grey’s Anatomy without Grey, and Ellen Pompeo’s involvement keeps shrinking. She’s clearly tired of the whole thing. Last I heard, she was only doing 8 episodes in the coming season. Hopefully she’ll use those episodes to do a little more than talk to dead people on an imaginary beach. I don’t see Station 19 sticking around on it’s own, once Grey’s is gone – as… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Kelli is young-
She can have a great future by exiting a dying soap opera–
((all soaps are riding the blue bus))
Kelly made the right move to get out and move upward..
I wish her the best… I will miss her–

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO
Hey there, I’ve missed you. You are right though but please explain “the blue bus” I can imagine what it means but have never heard that term in all my almost 90 years, and yeah I’m flaunting it.Take care Su

Su000
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Su000

Hi Violet– Hope you are doing well 🙂
The blue bus symbolizes Viet Nam and the American soldiers killed there.
Their bodies would be taken away on a bus blue in color.
Thus the symbolism of the dead soldiers asking “Driver where you takin’ us”.
The blue bus is your free ride to a magical place, heaven..
That’s why I said; all soaps will be riding the blue bus..

rose
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rose

Su000…Thanks for the blue bus explanation. I never heard it before. The way things are, makes you wonder if there will ever be enough blue buses to go around in the world, not just for Viet Nam.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Su000, thanks for this inspired post. I sense that you lived thru those dark, yet exciting years of the 60s and 70s as many of us here have. The music alone and its continued influence (like THE DOORS) brings it back with crystal clarity. So much change and sadness, yet so vibrant and life-affirming. As far as soaps go, I’m beginning to believe that Y&R is begging to be canceled. Diane, Imani, Allie, all are unnecessary and, in Allie’s case, underdeveloped. Traci, Ashley, Kevin, Jill, Esther, Paul, Christine, Lauren, Gloria are all sidelined or worse and the stories endlessly repetitive.… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Hi Soaphound )
No— The Nam war was before my time–
I lead a squad in Afghanistan during the shite storm over there..
I recall mom and dad listening to the Doors they would pull out the Doors for many years, it seems.. Your time had very great music,
it lives on–
Soaps– Y&R needs some new high drama and new characters..
The main two families have become the same ‘ol..
I agree with you on the characters,, And–
Every family member has had sex with the other family -everyone..
They seem to breed between the two families lol

rose
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rose

Soaphound…I’m not sure Y&R is being set up to be cancelled. But like the 60’s-80’s great music, while enduring, was written for and during a certain era by those who lived in it. I think current writers are now representing their own world, using the soap formula. But I don’t think the storytelling, characters and legacies always match up to previous soap years, all the while trying for a preferred demo. Probably the reasons Downton Abbey was such a big success. But soaps have their moments. Let’s hope they survive. But not Diane.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I hope you’re right, Rose. I truly want soaps to survive and even prosper. I think it’s the lack of imagination in the storytelling that bothers me. Last week, Jack offered Adam a job at Jabot and I thought, yes..now here’s a story. Jack has always been a touching substitute father for Adam. And what better way to prove his unfeeling family wrong than to succeed elsewhere. So, where’s this idea now? Forgotten already? I hope not; other than the reappearance of Kevin, it’s the first positive shot of energy in a while. Here’s hoping!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO
I confess to knowing very little about Viet Nam, I knew more about WW2 and I had to look it up to see when it was, it seemed to be during the years I was raising my kids. I have no other excuse but I really feel bad and this information made me tearful and I’ll remember it as Iam waiting for my Blue Buss. Thanks ,Su for your info and you worded it perfectly.

Su000
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Su000

Violet– 🙂
I came to know about the blue bus when I was in Afghanistan..
When coming across USA bodies laying in wait for their magical ride in the blue bus to play in streets of heaven..
There was a saying; You fought through hell now you’ll proudly walk the streets of heaven..
Sayings varied here and there but remained mainly the same..
I recall seeing a blue bus poster–
It was an older bus, blue. and (the dead) soldiers were being escorted walking into it with angels flying above..It was heartbreaking but still comforting..:)

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO, I remember you telling me once before that you had fought in Afganistan, God bless you and the others for risking your lives on a daily basis to save the rest of us. I did Google the Blue Bus before getting these latest informational posts of yours.It was just too confusing for this old mind to comprehend, between the drugs, music, wars and a lot more.Su, I just have to say that what you said made it a lot easier and I’am sorry if it brought back terrible memories of that time.i feel so sorry thinking of what you… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Even though the memories from that time are not happy ones, I felt that today was a poignant moment when Britt pulled up the photo of baby Rocco,whom she called Ben at that time.I remember how happy she was when they were with Nick and Spencer.
I never thought of it when Willow was questioning Britt about wanting children.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Hope this is true. Just read that Kelly isn’t leaving GH, she’ll be doing both shows. How great is that?

Steve
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Steve

Violet
Not sure where you saw that. She might be taping both in September, but all accounts point to her departure from GH in November.

Sue Salata
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Sue Salata

Don’t kill her off !!!

Debra Esch
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Debra Esch

I think that she will get offered a job at a different, and bigger hospital, and they will offer her more money, and a better position than she has at G.H.

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Anne Heche Memoir ‘Call Me Anne’ to Be Released Posthumously

Following the tragic death of Daytime Emmy-winning actress, Anne Heche (ex-Vicky/Marley, Another World), now comes word that the follow-up to her 2001 memoir Call Me Crazy will be released in January of 2023 posthumously.

Independent publisher, Start, shared an excerpt of the upcoming memoir, Call Me Anne, this week with the AP and Publisher’s Weekly.  The book’s publisher, Jarred Weisfeld, signed a deal with Heche back in May, and shared that she had turned it into a manuscript shortly before she died.

In a statement, Weisfield shared, “Anne was an inspiration to the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. This book deserves to be read by all of her fans. We are grateful to have the opportunity to share her message with the world. While we are very sad that Anne isn’t here to see the book be published we know it’s what she would have wanted.”

During her podcast “Better Together” with co-host Heather Duffy, Heche had mentioned she was writing a sequel to her original memoir, and that ‘some of the truths’ about her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres would be revealed.

Ellen and Anne’s relationship in Hollywood in the late 90’s, ultimately led to her being blacklisted in Hollywood due to the twosome being one of the first openly gay couples in Tinseltown.  In an excerpt from Call Me Anne, Heche shares, “I was labeled ‘outrageous’ because I fell in love with a woman. I had never been with a woman before I dated Ellen.”

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In a epilogue to the book, Heather Duffy expressed that Anne’s, “wish was that this book could help others get to the other side of pain and learn about her philosophy, which allowed her to remain in a life where she woke up each day looking for opportunities to find joy and spread kindness. So, in some ways, knowing her the way I do and knowing that spreading her message of kindness is what mattered to her most, she would be content that the last thing she worked on was this book.”

Anne passed away on August 14th at the age of 53, after being taken off life-support from injuries sustained from her fiery car crash into a home that eventually took her life.

What do you think about Anne’s second memoir coming in 2023? Will you be intrigued to see what she had to share? Let us know in the comment section. 

In case you missed it, Heche discusses with Michael Fairman in a virtual interview two years ago, about her time with DeGeneres and how it impacted her getting work in Hollywood and more.  You can watch it below.

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PRIMETIME EMMYS: Soap Alums Murray Bartlett and Amanda Seyfried Take Home Acting Honors

The 74th annual Primetime Emmys were handed out Monday night during a three-hour telecast on NBC and streaming on Peacock.

When the dust settled two former daytime stars, who have gone found much success in television and film, took home the gold in their respective categories.

Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus, Guiding Light) won the Emmy for his role as Armond in The White Lotus in the Best Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

In his acceptance speech, Murray expressed many thanks: “To my P-Town family, I love you, to my partner Matt, thank you for being my sanctuary .. and finally I want to thank my mom all the way home in Australia for giving me the most wonderful foundation of unconditional love and inspiring me to believe that we can all do that for each other.”

Later in the evening, Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, ATWT and ex-Joni , AMC) won the Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her performance in The Dropout.  In the Hulu limited series, which is based on the ABC News podcast of the same name, Seyfried portrays disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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In a major moment during the ceremony, Sheryl Lee Ralph won her first Emmy ever for her role in Abbott Elementary in the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category.

Ralph became only the second black actress to win in the supporting actress category in 35 years – the first being none other than Days of our Lives’ Jackée Harry (Paulina) who won for her performance in 1987 for 227.

After Sheryl sang when she hit the stage to accept the award, she clarified what she was singing about adding: “I’ve been singing that song for years because I think of myself as an artist as a woman, especially as a woman of color … I’m an endangered species. I don’t sing any victim song. I’m a woman. I’m an artist, and I know where my voice belongs. And there’s so many young actors, artists, even kids that think they know what they’re going to do in life, find your voice and put it where it belongs.”

In an historic Emmy-win, The Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae became the first actor in a non-English series to win iLead Actor in a Drama Series category for his work in Netflix’s South Korean smash hit.

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Lizzo shared: “I’m very emotional. The trophy is nice, but my emotion is for these people who are on the stage with me. The stories that they shared, they’re not that unique. They just don’t get the platform. Telling stories, let’s just tell more stories. When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media, someone fat like me, Black like me, beautiful like me.  If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I’d be like, ‘You’re going to see that person, but Bitch, it’s gonna have to be you.’”

In the top show categories: Succession won Drama Series, Ted Lasso, Comedy Series and The White Lotus, Outstanding Limited Series. You can check out the full winners circle in all categories here.

Now, let us know, who you were most excited seeing take home the gold statuette during the 74th Primetime Emmys via the comment section. But first check out, Murray, Amanda, Sheryl Lee and Lizzo’s winning moments below.

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James David Rogers, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt for over a decade of threatening letters and phone calls about torture, rape and death to LaRue and her daughter.

Rogers had pleaded guilty in April to two counts of mailing threatening communications, one count of threats by interstate communications and two counts of stalking.  According to court documents, all of this began in March 2007 until Rogers eventually was arrested in November 2019.  At the beginning of his stalking spree, LaRue’s daughter, Kaya was only five-years-old.

According to Deadline, Eva gave a “tearful victim impact statement, telling the judge in L.A. federal court that she has undergone therapy since the harassment began in order to deal with feelings of fear and paranoia.”  She added, “We didn’t know if he would show up on our doorstep. We will think about him for a lifetime. The fear is with me forever.”

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The judge has ordered Rogers to self surrender on October 12th to begin his sentence at a federal prison in Ohio.

Eva won a Daytime Emmy back in 2020 for her guest star turn on The Young and the Restless, and is best-known to primetime viewers for her role in CSI: Miami.

Share your thoughts on Eva and Kaya’s heartbreaking real-life experience via the comment section below.

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