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Kirsten Storms Comeback From "Zenon: Girl Of The 21st Century" To General Hospital!

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According to a great piece in the Huffington Post, Kirsten Storms is due for a comeback, due to the fact that Kirsten’s movie from years ago, “Zenon: Girl Of The 21st Century” was shown on Disney Channel again late last week and, “Fans went crazy, causing the film to trend on Twitter.”

Yes our Maxie Jones, was Zenon, an important fact! Now while “Zenon” was  was shot 15 years ago it is still causing a quite stir.  Huff Post equated that with the fact that Storms just signed on for a longer stay at the ABC soap, General Hospital in her role as Maxie Jones that the young actress is having a comeback of sorts!

In addition to “Zenon”, the article takes a pictorial look at Kirsten’s career starting with  … Johnny Tsunami in 1999, to 7th Heaven in 1998 -2001, to Days of our Lives, where Kirsten played Belle from 1999-2004, to the “Zenon” sequels in 2001 and 2004, to Kirsten playing the animated character’s voice of Bonnie Rockwaller, Kim Possible’s arch-frenemy and head-cheerleader in the series Kim Possible, to finally General Hospital  from 2005 to 2013.

So what do you think? Should another “Zenon”  feature be made starring Kirsten now?  Have you followed Kirsten’s career since the beginning? What do you think of Maxie’s story on GH currently? Let us know your thoughts!

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Aria
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Aria

Love her n hope she sticks with GH wish is in need of a comeback n they need all the fave they can get to do that..

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I wish daytime actors would be used in primetime for guest spots and story arcs on current series. Of course, there is not as much episodic television as there once was, but still, with daytime’s mroe rushed schedules, larger casts, and frequent hiatuses, surely Kirsten Storms could spread heer wings on an ABC, ABC Family or Disney show.

We really do not need to see har again in ZENON.

Mo
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Mo

I thought she was going to be ‘big’ when she left Days to do that primetime show, but then it was cancelled and she didn’t really do anything else until she signed with GH. As she has been working since she did Zenon, it does not qualify for a ‘comeback’. It’s not like she has been clerking at Home Depot and did DWTS and then signed with GH. Guess Huff Post doesn’t consider soaps as acting.

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jimh(leave it to beaver)

GH is in need of a comeback at the moment(im still watching but its loosing the addictiveness it had for me 1 year ago. It has nothing to do with the three’s return…its the whole show. i no longer care about Maxis baby story. Britt can leave anytime. Sabrina still has a little growing up to do. Felix needs a life of his own. Taylor is boring. Monica is m.i.a. Was Leslie even there? Scotty seems useless…thought his daughter is coming to pc but the show doesnt need more characters, finally Mac and Felicia were shown again but im not… Read more »

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

Spelling mistakes but who cares…my point is still there.

Ces
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Ces

I totally agree with you on this! Franco/Ava have been on practically everyday and their conversations are SO damn boring. Sabrina isn’t good enough for Patrick, she’s too starry eyed. Hate the name Kiki. Anna & Duke haven’t even had a chance to recapture their love again. Genie Francis is our beloved character and all Laura does is walk around with her dimwit daughter all day Lulu. Tony Geary will be off on vacation now so there goes any L&L stuff, not that GH is showing them anyway. Maxie has been pregnant forever and Maxie & Spinelli never have any… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I was a bit surprise to read this comment from a veteran soap watcher as yourself. I expected to read something like it from the younger fans who think daytime dramas should have the same pace as a night time show or night time soap. Daytime has to tell a story for 5 days a week 365 days a year as opposed to 10-20 episodes a year. So you could not have been surprised that GH could not keep up the level of storytelling they had leading up to the 50th anniversary? I began watching last fall based on the… Read more »

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

I have been watching soaps for 50 years now…between the mid 1960s and to the late 1970s i rarely missed an episode unless i was in school. I was glad Another World was on at 3pm when i was in high school when i got out at 2pm and got home in time to watch. I feel this show was at its best between 1968 to 1979. I loved the stories of the Mathews, Frames, Corys and the Randolphs. DOOLs was super cool too when it was mostly the Hortons, and i enjoyed The Doctors and still trying to figure… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Thanks. I enjoy your posts as well. You have a wicked sense of humor, but you can also stick to guns when need be on topics you believe in- I have watched almost as long as you have, not quite as long, but up there and I have to disagree with your notion that story writing was better in the early days. Whats changed is not the quality of the writing or the storytelling, but the world. Just look at the difference between JFK and Bill Clinton. Both fooled around on their wives, but during JFK day it was covered… Read more »

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

I love this reply…and your right about the writing…that stuff back then was so fresh and new…there isnt nothing the soaps, including the reboots, can do anymore thats different(well, some of that cussing is…but i dont care for it…even if i do it myself but im cutting back on that too…it feels trashy to me and im tired of feeling trashy…i want to feel like the better person i really am…well, at least i think i am…lol) i have lost one of my friends unexpectantly very recently and my constant health problems is the reason today i like to watch… Read more »

Theresa
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Theresa

love love love her as Maxie!! so glad she is staying because there was a rumor that she was going to leave, so glad it’s not true!

Greta
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Greta

I love Kirsten! I’ve been watching her since she was Belle on Days, and Maxie is my favorite part of General Hospital. She’s a very charismatic actress and just lights up the screen. I do wish we saw here more on GH though, maybe as it gets closer to Maxie’s due date we will. I would love it if Jack Wagner could come back for the birth, I really enjoyed their scenes together.

Ces
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Ces

agree with you on everything!

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

Jack Wagner should come back for that…hopefully Mac and Felicia will be shown more by then as well.

heidi
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heidi

Love Kirsten/Maxie!!! Was so hoping for a SPIXIE return… but with Bradford going recurring… not sure that will happen. I would want Kirsten to do everything and anything she can… she is very talented!!! I hope she stays with GH for a very long time! Miss having her on more!!!

Ellie
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Ellie

I have followed Kirsten throughout her career and have loved her in every role! She is of a rare breed. Someone who is nice, wholesome, true to herself, mature, talented, charismatic, versatille, her talents and personality compliments are endless! And to top it all off she is quite a pleasure to look at. 🙂 I love her character maxie and she is the main reason that I watch GH but I sure do wish she would be on more!!! I also wish tptb would give her more to do, especially being pregnant. She is practically the only pregnant soap character… Read more »

Vickie
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Vickie

I love Kirsten as Maxie! When she was off “sick” I feel she was missed quite alot! I hope Kirsten is around for a long time to come.

Mo
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Mo

Why did you put sick in quotes like you don’t believe she was really sick?

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I have enjoyed Kirsten’s acting since Days of Our Lives. I watched the Zenon movies because of her. Loving her on GH. I think she could make another Zenon movie and stay at GH….sounds good to me. 🙂

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

We need to see KRISTEN AND SAM share some scenes,!!!!!

Come back to MAXIE AND SAM FRIENDSHIP!!!!

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Kin Shriner Celebrates 45-Year Milestone as General Hospital’s Scott Baldwin

What would General Hospital be without Kin Shriner, who has always played Scott Baldwin to the hilt with unique style and acting chops? Today on August 2nd, Kin marks his 45th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, and the series just would never be the same without his four decades plus of performances, making him an enduring fan favorite.

Shriner debuted on GH back on this date in 1977.  Scott’s love story with Laura (Genie Francis) would begin to set a new trajectory for GH. Later, when Laura married Luke (Tony Geary) in 1981, and Scott made a shocking appearance at the reception and caught the bouquet, the character turned to the dark side which started a new era of story for Scott/Laura/Luke and more.

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Scott is the stepson of attorney, Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and Dr. Gail Adamson (the late Susan Brown); although through the years they tangled over differences, the family loved and cared for one another.

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In more recent years, Scott’s legal eagle courtroom antics are always a must-see for viewers, as well as any time Shriner gets to show Scott’s emotional side, such as the time he learned his son Franco (Roger Howarth) had died.

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Kin’s scenes with his current on-screen love interest, Kathleen Gati (Liesl) are always a delight for GH fans, as well.

In addition to his General Hospital run, Shriner appeared as Scott in the GH spinoff; Port Charles from 1997-2000 and again in 2001.

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Share your congratulations to Kin on his 45th anniversary in the comment section, and then let us know what has been your favorite Scott Baldwin scene through the years. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out our interview last year with Kin on the Michael Fairman Channel below.

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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

On last Thursday and Friday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC soap opera finally moved the story forward with the reveal to Ava (Maura West) that Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Esme (Avery Pohl) slept together, and within it, fans got to witness the beginning of the fallout and the reaction as played by three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and enduring fan favorite, Maura West.

As one might expect, the material in the hands of the mighty West, and the acting choices she makes are always intriguing and masterful.

In story, things start to unravel for Ava, when outside Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) courtroom trial, Esme and Ava have a confrontation.  It is there that Esme snarks at Ava, that she has the ability to destroy her world.  When Ava dares her to try, Nikolas shows up on the scene begging Esme to stop.  However, a manipulative Esme says, “Too late, I’m ending this right here, right now.” After lighting the fire, Esme walks off telling Nikolas to have a nice chit chat with his wife.

Next, Ava and Nikolas go to a private office, and Nikolas tells her that he made a huge mistake. A now suspicious Ava, asks, “What kind of mistake?” Nikolas then goes on to explain how he slept with Esme, just once, when he thought his relationship with Ava had tanked and had suffered irreparable damage.

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What comes after was where West shined, as a sarcastic Ava quipped, “Poor you, seduced by a high school graduate.”  Ava, then launches into that she thought she married a man, but instead she married a spineless weakling, and now she is going to burn him to the ground.

Later at Wyndemere, as Esme is frantically packing her suitcase and taking with her the all-important envelope linking her to Ryan (Jon Lindstrom), Ava appears and a confrontation begins with Ava calling out Esme as a, “conniving little whore”. Esme flaps back that Ava slept with both Morgan and Sonny (Maurice Benard)! Having put two and two together, Ava says she know that Esme is responsible for the revenge sex tape of Cameron (Willian Lipton) and Joss (Eden McCoyand setting fire to her car.

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Ava has wised up from all of Esme’s nasty statements and has come to realize that everything Esme has done including sleeping with Nikolas, feels like a targeted, planned attack on her, and she knows there is more to this story than Esme has ever let on.  When Ava spots the envelope in Esme’s suitcase, she goes to get it, but Esme grabs it from her. Then, with a steely warning, Ava tells Esme that she will be going to the courthouse now to exonerate Trina, and if she doesn’t, Ava will make sure Esme disappears and no one will ever be able to find her alive.

Now, while some viewers may be waiting for a knock-down drag-out catfight, we don’t know what will happen on Monday or Tuesday’s episode, but sometimes it’s more delicious just letting the words and its intentions drive the action, and West delivered the goods in spades in scenes with Marcus Coloma and Avery Pohl.

For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Maura West’s work as The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Maura’s performance in the scenes where Ava finds out Nikolas slept with Esme and Ava’s confrontation later with Esme? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section.  But firstm check out some moments from West’s performance below.

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Tony Dow, ‘Leave it to Beaver’ and ‘General Hospital’ Alum, Still Alive But in ‘Last Hours’ Despite Reports On His Death

UPDATED:  Since the original posting of this article, Tony Dow has now passed away.  On Wednesday, July 27th his son, Christopher confirmed his death on Facebook sharing: “Tony passed away earlier this morning, with his loving family at his side to see him through this journey.  We know that the world is collectively saddened by the loss of this incredible man. He gave so much to us all and was loved by so many. One fan said it best—“It is rare when there is a person who is so universally loved like Tony.”’

The original post below is the story on how Tony’s wife, Lauren Dow, had shared that her husband was still alive after erroneous news articles on his death were premature:

Lauren Dow, the wide of Tony Dow, best-known of his role of Wally Cleaver – the All-American older brother of “Beaver” Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) on the TV sitcom, Leave it to Beaver, shares that he is still alive amid previous reports of his passing early today.

Earlier, Tony’s management team had posted news of Dow’s death at the age of 77 on a Facebook post, but that has since been taken down.

Now comes word from Lauren to ABC7 in Los Angeles, that her husband is still breathing, but is in hospice care in their home.  She admitted that based on some health issues that happened overnight, she inferred that Tony had passed away when she informed people close to her and the family.

However, Dowd’s son Christopher confirmed to PEOPLE that his father, “is still alive but in his last hours. Under hospice care.”

Daytime fans recall that Tony played the part of Ross Jeanelle on General Hospital back in the mid-70’s.   On GH, Ross was investigating the murder of Dr. Phil Brewer and in story, Ross also dated nurse Beth Maynard, who was the sister of Diana Taylor.

Some of Dow’s other TV credits included: Adam-12, Mod Squad, Emergency, The Love Boat, and Murder, She Wrote plus he directed numerous TV episodes.

Share your thoughts and prayers for Tony Dow and his family via the comment section.

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