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Kristen Alderson tweets she has signed a 3-year deal with General Hospital!

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The former darling of One Life to Live, Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) who is set to reprise her role on the  lone ABC soap, General Hospital tweeted her excitement today after signing her official deal with the series!  In the tweet the talented and popular Alderson revealed she has signed a three-year deal to stay put in Port Charles.

There are now all indications that should GH stave off the cancellation rumors that Alderson will be a permanent fixture in Port Charles for some time to come.

Alderson tweeted just a short time ago, “Just signed my General Hospital contract! 3 years! Here we go… You guys ready!? YAY”

Kassie DePaiva, Alderson’s on-screen mom, Blair responded with another tweet stating, “I’m so happy for you baby girl. Shine your light!!!! See you soon, Mama Kas”

So what do you think the plans are for Kristen and Starr once she hits Port Charles? Will her little girl, Hope be with her? Do you think her new romantic interest will be Chad Duell (Michael) or someone else?  What will become of Cole? Let us know your thoughts! And congrats on the new gig and the contract Kristen from On-Air On-Soaps!

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Torrey
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Torrey

I don’t see how her signing a 3 year deal guarantees that the show won’t get cancelled. I’m happy for her and wish her the best, but as a OLTL fan, I would much rather see my stars in LLanview. I think that the cancellation of OLTL is still too fresh for me, to get behind this whole concept of OLTL stars joining the cast of GH. I still just don’t get why ABC cancelled OLTL. And does this mean they are bringing on Hope & Cole? I mean Starr can’t be there without her child……besides that, who are they… Read more »

tim
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tim

Hope will probably be recast and aged by a few years,as for Cole who knows.Maybe he’ll get killed saving Starr and Hope.

kara anderson
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kara anderson

I say maybe

david
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david

You are right: a signed contract means nothing. Wasn’t Frank Valentini given a three year contract just before the cancellation of OLTL was announced?

kara anderson
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kara anderson

no there should be go on again

Moviegal
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Moviegal

I would love Starr and Michael together. It would give her parents an opportunity to pop in occasionally – plus it would make for some really juicy scenes between Blair & Carly.

Mo
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Mo

It doesn’t guarantee the soap will be on. The article just says that if GH isn’t cancelled then Starr will be a fixture on the show for at least three years.

chris
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chris

I only watched GH and OneLife, so glad to see the move. Starr/Cole back before hope was born is what got my daughter to watch with me, she’s 11 and has been our tv time together. Now she gets her favorite on GH.

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

GH will not be on in 3 years! I’m sick of Starr anyway! All the great actors on OLTL & she gets a contract! It’s not fair!

soapbaby
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soapbaby

UGH. Not that the show will last three years but signing this actress to play the same useless character does not give me hope that Ron Carvialti and Frank Valentini have ‘improvement’ in mind for GH. Why Starr for an extended period versus Blair or Todd is BEYOND comprehension.

tim
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tim

Maybe Kassie and Roger didn’t want to leave NYC and move to LA full time.

Heather
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Heather

“Not that the show will last three years”

Really? How do you know that? Do you work for ABC?

Heather
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Heather

“Not that the show will last three years”

Really? How do you know that? Do you work for ABC?

Debi
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Debi

THANK YOU HEATHER! I think you & I are the only 2 people that hasn’t received the memo that the show was cancelled!! Seriously why you people watching GH with all your negativity?? The show has sucked to hell for the past year. We finally see a change, a positive change, and people still can’t accept the positive. Stop watching. I for one, am excited with this news. The news is telling me that GH has hope that they will remain on tv. So much hope that they are signing 3 year contracts. If they were 100% sure the show… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

I didnt get a memo either and I hope WE dont , so its 3 people who havent heard that general hospital has been canceled .hey 1loveabcsoaps,what do you think?you havent been around,and there has been alot of news ,abc is bringing the soap bubbles to prime time ,star got a 3 year contract,2 weeks now since any of us have been in landview.some kid is going to glee ,I dont watch that kind of stuff ,I thought michael was playing a joke on us ,but then I read he is a soap star going to glee,anyway Im glad star… Read more »

soapbaby
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soapbaby

Heather – Dial it back a bit. ABC clearly wants out of the soap game, having dismantled their soap lineup (canceling AMC and OLTL) and allowing GH to tank creatively at this critical time. So, it’s my guess that GH will not last another three years.

aria
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aria

no one cares for your pridiction, so zip it.

Heather
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Heather

I’m not saying that it will or will not last 3 years. I’m just saying let’s enjoy it while it’s there and let’s stop speculating about its death regardless if its in 9 months or in 9 years.

vik
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vik

Yes, it’s very strange that she signed a three yr. contract..when the rumor is the show is going off in SEPTEMBER of this yr. for Katie Courics show.
If ABC could take off the amazing OLTL then why would we think that GH is going to stay? No matter who crosses over or is writing for it. All soaps are going and TOO SOON

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

I agree! They are doing the same thing they did with AMC & OLTL! Viewers are stupid if they can’t see that & are being fooled again! ABC sucks & are liars!

Heather
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Heather

And I think that you’re stupid to attempt to predict the futture when you’re not a fortune-teller

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Heather, this is the same network that denied they were cancelling AMC and OLTL for months and months, let the actors put their necks on the line and make total fools of themselves – and then pulled the rug out from under them. Why on earth would anybody think they wouldn’t do the same thing to GH. Fool me once, shame on you – fool me twice, shame on me. When, exactly, do you think GH would air – as Michael Fairman has reported here, 93% of US markets have signed on to Katie for GH’s time slot? The Chew… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

“Why on earth would anybody think they wouldn’t do the same thing to GH?”

Because GH is GH, AMC is AMC and OLTL is OLTL. What happened to AMC/OLTL may or may not happen to GH. But last time I check, you don’t work for ABC so how would you know what will happen to GH?

“When, exactly, do you think GH would air – as Michael Fairman has reported here, 93% of US markets have signed on to Katie for GH’s time slot?”

General Hospital can still air on The Revolution’s time slot should that show fail.

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Heather – how do you know I don’t work for ABC? GH’s ratings are lower than OLTL’s were when they were cancelled last year. ABC has said that the time for daytime dramas is over – how much clearer do they have to make it? The Chew’s ratings are higher than we anticipated that they would be. If The Revolution does tank, they move GH to that spot long enough to get another non-scripted program into production-6 months tops-and that’s it. Going thru life with blinders on will not make what you want to happen occur, nor will they make… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

Again, I never said that it couldn’t get canceled. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t happen, then it doesn’t happen. But I just can’t understand everybody’s fascination of speculating the demise of General Hospital.

Heather
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Heather

“ABC has said that the time for daytime dramas is over – how much clearer do they have to make it?”

CBS’s Leslie Moonves also said the exact same thing after he axed ATWT and GL. But that doesn’t stop Y&R and B&B from still airing on the network. True GH fans would never incessantly anticipate its death . People who are consistently reminding us weeks after weeks that GH will get canceled are most likely jealous OLTL fans who still can’t accept the fact that GH was chosen over their soap.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Abc S-c-s!!!!!!!!!!!! There are always other T.V. channels other than abc like CBS!!

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Heather – you are comparing apples to oranges here. ABC owns and produces their soaps – CBS does not, they lease them from the production companies. Y&R and B&B are #1 and #2 for the network in daytime, respectively. Also, you are probably not aware that Julie Chen, the co-host for The Talk, is Mrs. Les Moonves. That rampant nepotisim, along with poor ratings and P&G’s decision to withdraw from all their affiliations outside of their bread-and-butter niche, led to the demise of GL and ATWT. CBS does not rely on demographics as ABC and NBC – they approach prospective… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

What does nepotism has to do with this? CBS didn’t even know with what they were going to replace the soaps with when they canceled them, let along that Julie Chen was going to be in one of the replacement shows. But you still don’t get the point that me and other GH fans are trying to make which is why are you making such a fascination about the demise of General Hospital? If the show is ending in September as you keep on saying, would you enjoy it for the little time it it has left on the air… Read more »

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Heather – you’re flat out wrong, and apparently have no knowledge of how the TV industry works. I’ve watched GH since the ’70’s, so your 30 years is really not that impressive to me. When GL was cancelled, The Price Is Right had already been cast, tested, focused grouped – and was ready to go. The replacement was announced less than a week after the cancellation. Barbara Bloom, who was then VP of Daytime Programming at CBS, was the one that cancelled GL. Les Moonves did not make his statement until The Talk, starring Julie Chen, had also been vetted… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

Your level of ignorance is so high that I’m questionning if you’re for real or if you’re just trying to get some attention. “When GL was cancelled, The Price Is Right had already been cast, tested, focused grouped – and was ready to go. The replacement was announced less than a week after the cancellation.” CBS canceled GL in April 09. It’s only in August 09 that CBS revealed that the replacement would be Let’s Make a Deal (yes Let’s Make a Deal is the name of the show, not The Price is Right). So what are you talking about… Read more »

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

This does bring some hope. But I want to see more OLTL.
Sure hope the revolution doesn’t last much longer. Signing a three year deal doesn’t mean that GH will stay. ABC/D throws money away everyday. They would rather be
right than admit a mistake anyways. Cancelling OLTL was a big stupid mistake by ABC and they should admit and put OLTL back on! Imagine how much money has already been wasted on the Spew and the Revulsion?!

toscanti
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toscanti

I’m gonna have faith in the new writer/executive producers. ABC clearly has made a huge mistake with the Chew and especially the Revolution, rating are tanking. With all of us pissed off soap fans boycotting the new shows, I predict GH will move to the 2:00 time slot when Revolution is cancelled which could be a win win for the Chew and as a lead in to Katie at 3:00. I won’t watch the Chew or Katie but some may. As for Starr, she and Michael would be good together if the new powers that be tone down this mob… Read more »

Another Michael
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Another Michael

I too don’t see how her signing a three-year contract really says much of anything about the future of GH. Like most (if not all) soap contracts, hers will have an “out” every 13 weeks, in case they cancel GH, or just decide Starr doesn’t fit in to Port Charles after all. Re: why Kristen and not Kassie/Roger H., I agree that I’d much rather see Blair and Todd, but I don’t find it beyond comprehension. Two things occur to me: (1) Kristen is undoubtedly making much, much less, and (2) I’m wondering if they are particularly concerned about the… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

ok am I the only one here that likes hearing this news?we dont know what abc is going to do ,they like to play head games with us soap fans ,they have been doing it for a long time ,abc also likes playing headgames with the people who work for them ,how they told the cast writers and everyone the shows were done ,shows they have alot of heartless bastards working there ,alot and I will say that again alot of people lost jobs over this stupid move by abc ,because they want to line there sleezy pockets with more… Read more »

Jared
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Jared

OK, Starr: show them how it’s done! Long live ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Wendy
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Wendy

I’m happy for you, loved OLTL, but also looking forward for you on GH
Good luck on your contract,makes time pass for us old folks

Wendy
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Wendy

Me again,

Jenna
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Jenna

I think everyone gets “three-year” deals. Back on Y&R there was that chick that helped Nick rehabilitate and she was supposed to be on for three years. The fans didn’t care for her and she was gone in less than a year. Melody Thomas Scott just signed a three-year deal, but Y&R hasn’t been renewed (yet) for that third year of her contract. Contracts do not seem to mean anything. Giving someone a three-year deal suggests that the show will be on that long, and that is a good thing, but it is no guarantee. I hope the new team… Read more »

Moviegal
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Moviegal

This is true – 3 years is the standard “long term” contract duration in the industry. As a matter of fact, Terri Conn had just signed a 3 year deal less than two months before ABC announced it’s cancellations of AMC/OLTL.

auotb
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auotb

when does the new and improved GH start because this present storyline is terrible Johnny is Claudias son CRAZY bring back humor and romance!

lisa
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lisa

I’m glad for Kristen that she signed a three year contract…..but that doesn’t mean GH will last last long.
Didn’t her OLTL (daddy) Roger Howarth sign a 3 year deal with OLTL and then a week later they announced the cancellation.

Things aren’t always what they seem…..but good luck kid !!

todd
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todd

I love the character of Starr…..or should I say loved. I will tune in for her if she is trying to become a pop star. That was awful. She is a bright girl, can’t she go to school for veterinary medicine…..with an emphasis on reptiles or something? I want to support her, but I can’t stand to watch her sing really uninspired insipid songs. The 3 year contract is not surprising. Frank and Ron were signed to 3 year contracts for OLTL too. The possible cancellation would not be a factor in a contract negotiation. It is a sign of… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Hope she’s got a backup plan because a contract is no guarantee the show will be on for three years. When is GH’s contract with the network up?

I hope GH is on for more than three years, even though I don’t watch the show.

Good luck to her.

Sean
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Sean

I am also very happy for Kristin, i hope General Hospital does continue in some way for a while. I’ve had a great time watching Kristin grow up on One Life. “My little star.” I wish her all the best and maybe her brother will show up some how down the line as Matthew or someone else. We watched him grow up too, just not with as many storylines.

mandi
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mandi

It would nice to see Starr go to Port Charles with her little family! What I want to know is if Cole does go GH with Starr if It will be Brandon Buddy (the first Cole) I hope so because he was better lookin I want to see how Hope goes up and so I hope they do come with Starr!

Crystal
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Crystal

Unfortunely I doubt ABC will ever ask Brandon to reprise the role again due to his reported legal issues. I can’t see them giving him his job back when they fired Nathaniel Marston after he got into trouble with the law.

mandi
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mandi

i hope starr and cole and hope go with Starr to GH i would be cool! I just hope if Cole goes to GH with Starr that it is Brandon Buddy i like him better!

Marla
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Marla

I believed Raven Beauty when she warned us all that OLTL & AMC were going to be canceled and it came to pass and I believe her warnings now when she said that..ABC is again yanking fans chains and that.”GH is set to wrap in July to be off the air by September 2012″ .Ugh,, Why do you think their having all the old timers back?? Their wrapping up story lines.

Paula Kate Prince-Meserole
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Paula Kate Prince-Meserole

I realized a long time ago that there are no guarantees in this life. In view of what indeed has happened to OLTL and AMC …I just don’t want to step back into the dark waters of rumors of GH’s possible demise , and while I am doing my part to help save the soaps I am trying so hard to keep a good thought about GH . Like OLTL and AMC I have been watching GH since the very first week back in April 1963. I believe that there is a lot to be said for positive thinking…so I… Read more »

Neynerrz
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Neynerrz

I personally believe that GH will be around for at least another year considering The Revolution is paying people to sit in their audience and their ratings are terrible. Abc had a huge backlash for canceling AMC and a even bigger one for canceling OLTL, I don’t think they are stupid enough to take away the last and greatest of them all it would be like blackballing themselves.

Joyce
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Joyce

I think Starr will show up in Port Charles in hiding. She will be the only one to have escaped a plot to kll the entire Thornheart family. Cole, his mom dad and Hope will have all perished. She’s afraid to return to Llanview so she ends up in Port Charles afraid to trust anyone!

Lynne
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Lynne

I am looking so forward in seening Starr again, but i do miss OLTL alot!

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GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

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Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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