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Kristen Alderson On Her Decision To Leave GH: "Posting A Video Very Very Soon To Explain Everything."

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Over the weekend many fans of General Hospital, and long time fans of Kristen Alderson were shocked by the news that the young actress who started her soap career at a very early age at One Life to Live as Starr Manning has decided to step away from her current role of Kiki Jerome on GH!

Tonight, Alderson let her followers know on Twitter that an explanation into her decision to depart the daytime drama is forthcoming when she tweeted “Sending out A TON TON TON of LOVE. Posting a video very very soon to explain everything. A tweet is way too small to show my appreciation.”

Look for Kristen to wrap up her time at GH in the coming weeks, and for fans to get some insight as to why she is stepping away from the role.

So, are you looking forward to watch and hear what Kristen has to say? Comment below!

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Meg
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Meg

I WISH HER ALL THE BEST ALWAYS LOVED THE KID,

Sharice
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Sharice

What is there that needs to be explained?

KiKi was one of the most annoying characters in recent memory and Alderson’s acting is the kind of bad acting you only see in horror and B-movies like “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” from the 1980’s.

Meg
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Meg

KA HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL A ACTRESS SINCE SHE WAS ON BROADWAY ,AND ALL THE YEARS SHE WAS ON OLTL.

dmr
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dmr

Sharice, I have to agree with you; though, I do wish the actress the best.

Charday
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Charday

Agree, Sharice. I’m just sittin on the edge of my seat waiting on her explanation. Goodbye, Felisha!

Kat Hilderbrand
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Kat Hilderbrand

Will she be the new Hope on B&B?

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

I was thinking that…she could be Hope and play opposite Scott Clifton-Liam again…he played her high school teacher on OLTL and now can play his lover???

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I really hope not. I can finally enjoy B&B now that Hope is gone.

Debbie
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Debbie

Im very curious to hear what she had to say and really hope this is her own decision and one not prompted by the powers that be at GH. Altho I can’t say I blame her. Kiki’s storyline as of late has been diminished to almost nothing so no wonder she wants to leave. I wish her all the best! I had the pleasure of meeting her Chad and her mom and the fan event last year in LA and she’s the nicest person. Actually they all were!! Hope they leave it open in case she decides to come back.… Read more »

Debbie
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Debbie

Yes very much! I
Have loved her on both OLTL and GH and am sorry to
See her leave daytime TV. I
Hope they leave her storyline open so she can return if she changes her mind.

jon
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jon

Omg this is so sad i watch her for years and years i want to kno y shes leaving us she is my favorite actress im going to cry

AngellBear2015
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AngellBear2015

Will miss her so much — from One Life to Live to General Hospital — she has always been a class act!! Best Wishes — hope you come back to GH soon — bring your mom and Natalie with you!! Have a wonderful 2015 ours will be a little less “Starr”y — ……

toscanti
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toscanti

Recast!!!!!!!!!!!

debbie
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debbie

I have watched you on one life to live when you started and you have grown into a very nice young lady, Best wishes. God bless. Hope to see you in some other shows.

jeffery
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jeffery

She’s a lovely person and fine actor who deserves for 2015 to deliver only the best of everything. I do hope she’ll stick around daytime, which is her home, where her heart truly is and forever will be. Just as they say about the South in Southern boys like me who have moved on to other pastures, so too can it be said of this soap opera favorite: You can take the girl out of daytime but not the daytime out of the girl. She’s still young, obviously restless and bold, beautiful inside and out, with many days of her… Read more »

Denise
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Denise

sad to hear she leaveing I been watch her since she was little

Judy Manning
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Judy Manning

This young lady has made some awesome strides in her young life. To say I will miss her is putting it mildly, but I wish her well in whatever the future holds for her.

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

I have mixed feelings here…was hoping Ava named the baby Tiki so she could introduce her daughters as Kiki and Tiki who laer date brothers Micky and Nicky…lol…you need a video to explain everything?…Guess its sooo 21st century…lol…didnt care for Kiki so the character wont be missed…watched K.A. grow up on OLTL…maybe 6 months from now she’ll return as Starr or yet another character if not LAUREN…maybe she moves in with Delia or runs away in horror when she learns she is nutty Ninas offspring…id run away too…lol…K.A. probably wants to try her luck in primetime or simply take a… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yes, I am interested in everything she has to say, such as, what direction her life is taking. I miss her already. I was ten when I first started watching OLTL, with Gran. My grandmother actually introduced me to all my soaps, except GH. She did not watch. She still does not….she has her own reservations about the show.
Harry mentioned that Kirsten should take over the ‘Summer’ character at Y&R. That is a great trade-off….if not, I wish the soap gods would deliver us from Abby, by recasting.
Luv-ya, Kristen…best to you, always……my boy loves you, too.

RodTheHod
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RodTheHod

I think she’s making the wrong decision but wish her well!!! ANDY after these each given last night that 95% of actors aren’t working and showing their skills….WELLLL I wish her luck out there

Suzanne Taylor Stephan
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Suzanne Taylor Stephan

Whatever! Good Luck to her!

Anne
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Anne

Strangely, I was hoping she and Morgan would get back together and raise Ava’s baby. They have more spark than Kiki and Michael.

Melissa
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Melissa

So much buzz about why she’s leaving, it will be good to hear directly from her.

carol
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carol

Very welcome news.

jonboy
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jonboy

Hope she’s branching out to try nighttime or film. Though its not her fault I loved Starr, hated Kiki.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Me too. I will always have a soft spot for Starr, but Kiki was very ill-conceived. Hope KA has great things in her future.

penny
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penny

Have watched her grow before our very eyes on OLTL and now GH. I had the pleasure of meeting her and Chad at GHFCW this past summer and wish her well in her future endeavors. They were both so sweet and kind to all the fans. As I told her when we talked about the demise of OLTL – the pain was like losing family and speaking for myself still miss my one life family very much.

Sarah
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Sarah

I still so shocked over this but i cant wait to see the vid.. I had been wondering why she hasn’t been posting anything about it..esp. when Chad did…I adore her so much..i started watching OLTL as a teen because of her and was so excited when she went to my fav soap..but i cant blame her at all for leaving since they have yet to really ever give Kiki a S/L..the aftermath of Michael& the baby is the most in a very long time..i’m so excited to see where her career goes tho..she is a beautiful kind amazing actress..my… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

While I wish the actress all the best; unfortunately, the character of Lauren Kiki Jerome just did not “take off” so to speak, IMO. Kristen always seemed to be used as “filler” in many storylines, to help try to push the storyline or give the actress some airtime. Maybe she will continue on with her singing career.

Haley
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Haley

This makes me feel actual sadness

Lisa Z.
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Lisa Z.

She seems like a very sweet person. I liked her on OLTL until Starr had a baby. Then I thought that the actress looked and acted too childlike to handle the storyline or maybe it was just bad writing. She has been working since she was 6 years old! I hope she takes some time off for herself – maybe travel or go to college. She must have missed out on a lot while she was working all of those years. I have trouble understanding how a parent could facilitate a child working full time since the child was 6.… Read more »

Kristine
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Kristine

Gonna miss you a lot. Been watching you since you started on OLTL. It’s been a long journey and I am glad I got to watch you grow into a beautiful woman and great person. Wish you well on your new journey.

Colleen
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Colleen

Even though I’m not the biggest Kiki fan around, I am slightly disappointed to see Kristen leave. I believe the character was under used and just never clicked well with the audience. The Kiki character never really had a storyline of her own and always seemed to be involved in everyone else’s business. I strongly believe that if Prospect Park hadn’t made the decision to reboot OLTL, Starr would have blended in well with the rest of the GH characters and probably would have been more accepted then Kiki. With that said, I wish Kristen all the best in the… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

I didn’t watch OLTL, so her coming to GH as Starr was my first time to see Kristen on a regular basis. She’s a good actress, and I liked her as Starr. The character of Kiki never seemed to take off. Wish ABC and Prospect Park could put on their big boy pants and work out their issues, so Todd, John and Starr could return to the roles that people know them as. Especially since PP doesn’t seem to have any intention on doing anything with OLTL anytime soon. But I have a better chance of getting elected president than… Read more »

Yvette Roig-bralczyk
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Yvette Roig-bralczyk

I will miss you I am 56 and always love to watch one life to live it was the only time I enjoyed TV to watch my soap . Ryan hope ,all my children, one life to live & general hospital. And it being all takenaway. Sad and upset and I watch you as a child i have been since I was 4 . and you are an amazing person and actress I wish you the best and will miss yiuand will miss you. God bless you.

brian
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brian

I feel like you have been a kid sister, as i am sure many fans do, we have all watched you grow up before are eyes. All the best and so hope to see you continue acting in some new show soon.

wayne r harrison
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wayne r harrison

that,s too bad that Kristen is leaving GH,but I have no doubt that she will go very far in her future,I videotaped almost every episode that she did on OLTl and this kid could really act ,so I hope to see her in another great show,really soon,good luck ,Kristen Alderson in whatever you do ,in life

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GH’s Michael Easton and Finola Hughes Deliver the ‘Power Performances of the Week’

It was an emotional week of episodes on General Hospital as the double-wedding of Finn (Michael Easton) and Anna (Finola Hughes), and Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) took a double nose-dive.

Each installment left us wondering if either couple would actually get hitched, but when Finn and Anna were the first to combust and not Peter and Maxie, it set the stage for two beloved soap veterans to once again, remind us all, why they are always at the top of the game when required to play high drama that tugs at the heartstrings.

In story, Finn is gut-punched, (and no one can play that better than Michael Easton), when Anna reveals that she knew that Peter was not her biological son and had done all the horrific deeds he has been hiding, in an effort to stop Maxie from marrying Peter.  When Finn realizes Anna confided in Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), and they were working together to bring Peter down it was too much for him to take.

Finn walks out on their wedding.  Alone and with tears welling up in his eyes, Finn feels his chance at love is dashed again.  Add to the fact, he has DNA results to prove if he is Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father and not his brother, or not, and the guy has been through the wringer of late.

As for Anna, she has literally imploded her own life, while trying to save others, after realizing the error of her ways; constantly putting her faith in Peter.  When she comes to visit Finn, she knows no matter what she says to Finn it looks bad.  She sees how she has hurt him, and hopes they can still repair their now fractured relationship, but she has to stop Peter and help her God-daughter, Maxie from making the biggest mistake of her life, so she leaves him to go back to the scene of the double-wedding.

Later in the week, Anna shares a heartfelt scene with her ex Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers), whom she knows she can have an honest conversation knowing her life of espionage and their shared history.  Meanwhile, Jackie (Kim Delaney) and Finn’s pull is there as well, as it appears Jackie’s attraction to Finn still remains all these years later when he visits her shortly after being blindsided by Anna at the nuptials.

Throughout the week, Easton and Hughes played all the nuances of their character’s emotional life, as the audience witnessed which just might be the end of the line for Finn and Anna.

For all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV names Michael and Finola’s work, The Power Performances of the Week.

So, let us know, what did you think of what happened to Finn and Anna? The double-wedding fiasco? Did you enjoy Michael and Finola’s scenes? Comment below.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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WATCH: Maurice Benard & Friends In ‘The Birthday Bash’ – The Movie

Now here’s a way to celebrate your birthday! Having lots of fun with your friends filming a project and making your directorial debut! That’s just what two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) has done.

On his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel, Benard dropped the birthday video which includes many of his friends and family members.

Benard shared: “You’ve probably heard me say that this year I wanted to do something for the fans on my birthday. Well now the time has come to reveal my special project. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I want to thank each of them for being so willing to join me in this adventure no questions asked.”

Look for: Maurice Benard, Carlos Avila, Victoria Gotti, Ian Buchanan, Réal Andrews, Steve Burton, Majid Raees, Dominic Zamprogna, Kin Shriner, Joshua Benard, Paula Benard, Jeff Kober, Bryan Craig, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Jim Warren and Buddy the Goat to all make appearances.

Watch Maurice Benard & Friends in “The Birthday Bash” below.  Then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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