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Kimberly McCullough Shares Pitch For Her 80's GH-Inspired Project HEY DAY!

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GH beloved fan favorite Kimberly McCullough (Robin) took to social media on Thursday to share her video pitch for her passion project and pilot, Hey Day! Fans of the actress know that Kimberly has been working on this project for awhile.

In her latest pitch for the project, McCullough appears in the video along with retrospective clips of her time as Robin Scorpio through the years.  She explains how Hey Day is inspired by life in front and behind the camera of the soaps in the 80’s, where some of the biggest celebrities, biggest music stars, and yes, Luke and Laura, under the direction of former GH EP Gloria Monty defined the genre.  Kimberly also reveals for those who don’t know that she is part latina.

In a talk with SOD about Hey Day and what she hopes from circulating the latest pitch for the show concept, McCullough expressed:  “It would help if the fans shared it and also used the hashtag that I put up there, which is #80sheydaysoap, because that way, when I’m talking about it to different companies, I can actually say to them, ‘These people actually want to see the show.’ Other than that, I would want comments about what they liked or didn’t like about my pitch, their feedback on what they would want to see or is this interesting to them, what would be fun for them to see and what they really want to know about. Do they really want to know about the off-screen romances, do they want to know about what it was like to be a minority then on a soap? I would love to know the things that really interest them.”

Watch Kimberly’s Hey Day video pitch after the jump.  Then let us know what you thought of it, and seeing the fun retro Robin clips and more! Remember to spread the hashtag #80sheydaysoap via your social media accounts too!

SUNDANCE HEYDAY PITCH from Kimberly McCullough on Vimeo.

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Can’t wait to see this!

Yes, let’s hear about those off-screen romances!

I love it. I’m hooked already. Sign me up!!!!!!!!!!!

”Do they really want to know about the off-screen romances,”

— Not me– I am not a Snoopy Gossipy person and I could care less what anyone does or did in their private lives. None of my business. lol
((outside of their character personas and names, I know nothing about any of them))

I wish her luck and to prosper with her project … and y’all enjoy 🙂

If they want to tell all, I am there to listen. Over the many years I have watched GH, I have come to care about the actors–onscreen and offscreen–whatever they are willing to tell, I am there to hear. They are real people offscreen not defined by the characters they play.

Nancy D…I partly agree, but for me if their private lives or opinions are less than stiller, for me, I have found it can interfere with my enjoyment of their acting and characters,

Totally agree Rose. It’s a gamble…if the actor seems likeable it can be a fun read. If I don’t like him or her I have to try extra hard to suspend my disbelief. If they repulse me ala Mel Gibson, never watch another project he leads.

I just watched the clip after my last post. She’s not pitching a show about the real life actors from GH.” It’s a fictional show set back in the “heyday” of the 80s. I’m afraid you’ll have to go back to gossip magazines to get the “scoop.”

Yes. More. More

I find the idea very intriguing. Look forward to seeing this.

I support you Kim in anything you do. You are a pleasure on and off GH. Fulfill your dream, sweetheart!

I thought the original concept of heyday was about a soap opera within a soap opera. And it wasn’t supposed to be a reality show.

And any hoo Queens of Drama. .the recent (thankfully) departed (smh) one season wonder put the kibosh on anymore of these off putting behind the scenes of soaps shows. .it’s 2016 not 1980 and 4 daytime shows left. .get another concept altogether and think beyond the cascade box lol

Can’t wait . ANY THING SOAP IS FINE WITH ME

Looks really stupid. Would prefer to see the old soaps themselves than listening to what we already know. Sounds like it is an autobiography. What don’t we know? Oh, that she’s part Latina. Yawn.

Love It!

So let’s get this straight she had a Hispanic father who did not pay attention to her and she is a victim??? When does it stop? You contorl your own life and by my observation you have made a good living stop the bullshit

The off screen drama seems it may be more interesting than the on screen drama these days – not only romances, but all those contract negotiations, dealing with ratings ups and downs, keeping the shows on the air, the comings and goings of actors, etc.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mac Comes Home

You probably needed the hankies during today’s Wednesday, June 19th episode of General Hospital, for it marked the return of fan favorite John J. York to his role as Mac Scorpio.

This was to be York’s first episode back on-screen since he underwent treatment for two blood cancers and revealed his health diagnosis and battle publicly back in September of 2023.

The scenes involving Mac gave viewers all the feels, and it looked as if reality and the soap blurred, especially in York’s scenes with his on-screen children, Maxie (who Max raised) and grandchildren, Georgie, James, and Bailey Louise, and wife, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

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Since Mac was out of town supposedly down in South America helping a ‘friend’, some things have changed, including Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). having moved in with Maxie and the kids, to which Mac does not disapprove.

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In the meantime, Cody (Josh Kelly) is a man in conflict when he has second thoughts about not telling Mac he is his biological son.  When James shows up Maxie’s with Cody in tow, he lays his eyes upon the just-arrived-back-in-town Mac. The two share pleasant “hellos.” Later, back at the Quartermaine stables, Cody tells Tracy (Jane Elliot) the long and winding road story of not knowing who is father was for most of his life. Cody shares he finally found his father in Port Charles, but his father doesn’t know he has a son. Tracy thinks Cody now has a chance to re-set some things and should come clean.

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Meanwhile, Felicia keeps getting calls from Maxie while she is work at General Hospital and does not pick up. So, Felicia is unaware that her husband is back. Eventually, Felicia arrives at Maxie’s and is in for a big surprise when Mac appears and the two hug and share a kiss.

After the episode aired, and seeing the reaction from GH fans, John J. York took to his account on X. York expressed, “WOW!!! I’m just so humbled by your warm, kind and gracious words as Mac returned to PC! Your support has been monumental! I have a feeling, things are about to get interesting!”

So, what did you think about Mac’s homecoming on GH? Were you touched just seeing John J. York back in action on the ABC soap opera? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Jophielle Love Talks On Violet’s Emotional Scenes with Finn, the Loss of Gregory, and Taylor Swift

During General Hospital’s recent episodes surrounding the death of Gregory Chase (Gregory Harrison), who succumbed to complications from ALS, many in the cast delivered touching performances; including Jophielle Love (Violet).

In story, Violet learns of her grandfather’s passing when she comes home from school and her father, Finn (Michael Easton) sits her down to explain that Gregory passed away in the middle of the night. Violet’s reaction was one of devastation and tears.

Michael Fairman TV caught with Jophielle on the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmy Award ceremonies, where she was a nominee for Best Original Song for the song she co-wrote, “Shine.” The track was first heard back on a December 2023 episode of the ABC daytime drama series and is currently available on Spotify and other music streaming platforms.

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When talking about the departure of Gregory Harrison, and Violet’s reaction to her grandpa’s passing, Love shared, “Well, I was very tired from the taping of the three-day wedding, so I already had the tears in me. I knew that I was always going to see him (Gregory Harrison) in real life, but I was also very, very sad he was leaving the show. He was such a delight to work with.”

When Violet saw how difficult it was for her on-screen dad, Finn, to cope with with the death of Gregory, Love shared, “It’s hard for Violet, but Michael and I, we still see each other and he’s always happy (in real life). But, those scenes were hard. I was comforting him.”

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Receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination as songwriter was a thrill for Jophielle: “Well first of all, I was jumping up and down and Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) came and told me while I was on set. I was just so excited.”

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Since pop superstar, Taylor Swift, started at a very young age as a singer and a songwriter, does Love see herself as a mini-Taylor? Jophielle emphatically stated, “I’m a mini Me“.  As to what she thinks of the record-setting Swift’s music, and if she likes her work. Love shared, “Yeah, yeah … so, so…”

What did you think of Jophielle’s performance during the passing of Gregory? And her comments here on Gregory Harrison, Michael Easton and Taylor Swift? Comment below.

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General Hospital Issues Statement Condemning Racist Attacks Directed at Tabyana Ali

After continued online racist comments directed at General Hospital cast member, Tabyana Ali (Trina), the series has issued its own statement on the situation across all of its social media platforms on Tuesday.

Ali, who back on June 9th took to X to stand up to the racist remarks sent her way, has been facing the same situation since joining the soap opera back in 2022 as a recast in the role of Trina Robinson.

Throughout her time on the ABC soap opera, Tabyana had been one-half of the popular young love story of “Sprina” along with Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer).

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Now General Hospital is standing up and alongside Ali, with its statement which read: “General Hospital does not tolerate hatred or bigotry of any kind. Racism has no place in Port Charles. GH is for everyone.”  Since its posting, the ability to comment has been turned off on the GH Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

While the statement does not specifically name Ali, according to Soap Opera Digest, ABC has been communicating with Ali and her representatives about how best to navigate the situation. Once the statement was issued, Ali took to X and said, “I appreciate you so much ABC/GH.”

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Back on June 9th, Ali opened up about the “hate” directed at her and then added, “To anyone that hates me, that’s absolutely fine. I don’t know you and you don’t me, but regardless I’m sending you peace, safety and prosperity.”

Several of Ali’s GH co-stars have posted the statement on their Instagram accounts including: Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Jacqueline Grace Lopez (Blaze) and Kate Mansi (Kristina).

What do you think of General Hospital’s statement that racism has no place in Port Charles? Are you glad they stood up for Tabyana, and moving forward for any form of racism related to the show and its cast? Comment below.

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