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Lindsay Hartley On Temporarily Replacing GH’s Kelly Monaco: “Some Big Shoes To Fill … Precious Too.”

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When General Hospital returned to shooting new episodes amid the coronavirus pandemic, Sam McCall looked a bit different temporarily and that’s because the role was played for a bit by soap veteran Lindsay Korman-Hartley (Ex-Passions, All My Children, and Days of our Lives).

Hartley has been subbing for series star, Kelly Monaco (Sam) and according to Daytime Confidential is filling in only for a few weeks in the role,

Lindsay tweeted when the news broke: “Some big shoes to fill…precious too. I hope you enjoy watching Sam as much as I have enjoyed playing her, temporarily.”

In addition on Friday, Monaco’s mom, took to Twitter and informed a fan of Kelly’s the status of her daughter’s health which was good news that she will be back (as it looks as of now) on Monday to tape new episodes of GH,

Carmina Monaco shared:”Kelly is great and should be back on set Monday. 14 day quarantine after a breathing problem with mask 1st day back. 3 negative Covid test, I’d say she is better than great. Thank you for all of the love,”

GH fans are eagerly awaiting new episodes of the long-running ABC daytime drama series to begin airing, and they won’t have to wait much longer as this coming Monday, August 3rd, the story picks back up.

We look forward to Kelly’s return to the series in the role she made soap-famous, while Lindsay takes over to keep the character present in the storylines.

So, what do you think of Lindsay being the temp recast for Kelly? Glad to know Kelly is doing OK? Share your thoughts below.

 

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DzzDee
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DzzDee

Great Look A Like..

Patrick
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Patrick

“oh, puhlease” for the love of GOD.. and what’s left granted… she’s less is more… any way… since Jason doesn’t seem to NEED a sex life drop the soap Jason… seriously you are – that – close to Sonny. hanger on Carly…. Trio of dullard meaningless… as all that’s left is mumsie ; and dropping meanderings to Alexis and Molly. okay Ms. pinup of the century. you get that move on , @GH should be cleaning house, like @DAYS Sonny, Carly, Jason, Sam, Michael, Finn, Franco, Peter. after all these months @gh missing in action !!!! of course. as for… Read more »

Jinnifer
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Jinnifer

I love Kelly Monaco, she is a great actress and some of us enjoy Jason and Sam and Carly and Sonny. If you don’t enjoy these legacy characters then don’t watch. I would not complain because there are so few soaps left abc few shows with new original content!

Sasha Reed
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Sasha Reed

Agree 1000% love JaSam but they are hardly ever seen together anymore

Phil
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Phil

I honestly think they should have given the character a break. She’s kinda all over the place!

Su000
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Su000

Hi Phil ..
I wish Lindsay would be a permanent replacement.
A couple of weeks isn’t enough..
The Sam character needs to be retired.
What once was no longer is..Sam is no longer relevant.
Sam and Jason are a huge bore empty couple.
Well, at the least I’ll have a couple of weeks without Sam.
I will enjoy !!!! 🙂

SHARON Y SIMS
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SHARON Y SIMS

Nobody can fill Sam shoes Kelly made that role for herself

Phil
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Phil

I disagree! There are characters that should never be recasted. Jane Elliot IS Tracy Quartermain, Genie Francis IS Laura Spencer but Sam is not one of those characters. If Carly could be recasted not once but three times so could Sam. This is only temporary though. I still maintain that Sam needs a break.

Jimh
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Jimh

Since Hollywood is ‘woke’ now im wondering on Days will they recast Sonny and Will with gay actors-is that the reason the actors were written off…just asking!!!

Jimh
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i dont get all this confirm my subscription when i was a member for years..i know someone got into my computer using my email and making posts all over the internet including here that werent mine so i went back to Jimh to confirm its me..the other person got me a lot of heat i did not deserve but i put an end to it..and lets please not bring politics into this…there are other sites for that!!

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It’s a software bug of some sort. I’m getting 666 of these notices a week myself. On your typical message board software there would be a user settings panel where you could opt out of getting these sort of e mails. This board has no such user options, so best we can hope for is that Michael and/or his board moderators read this and switch that option off, on a global level (can’t imagine anybody would actually want to get those emails). My guess is that this was a default setting that reset itself after a software update, and there… Read more »

Patrick
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YES ! ^^^^ “…Since Hollywood is ‘woke’ now im wondering”

okay, YES

you have a “captive” audience… for those quarantining; isolated; housebound

and that select board of sensors ARE

God @ABC one of the start up… still meandering in and around the sensorship

oh fucken GOD

where is my let loose

My last quip will always be . RETURN : Robin Christopher , as Skye Quartermaine with daughter Lila.

STUCK on… “HELP” Sonny and Carly w/Jason… Sam , Finn, Peter, Franco… even Michael has to go. WOW

give this show a ride

Jimh
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Jimh

The Sam recasting will be interesting to see!!!

Satan
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Satan

I liked Lindsay on Days back when she played the oldest of the Hernandez kids. Can’t really see her as Sam, but it’s just a temp gig so I’m not going to think too much about it.

Violet Lemm32
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Violet Lemm32

Satan
I also liked her as Ariana Hernandez and also her part and acting on AMC.

Celia
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Celia

I don’t consider “Sam’s” stilettos hard to fill. Love Lindsay!! Maybe she’ll stay on permanently?? …..wishful thinking….sigh…

Jimh
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Jimh

would had been interesting as a new nurse/doctor at the hospital who is interested in Dante for a start????

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Just watched today’s show and must say, hurry back Kelly Monaco!!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

This is more of an addition to my most recent comment. While liking Lindsay Hartley, I agree with most others that K.M IS Sam. We can not always see what others see, as in Sam and Jason, kind of like P.B and J, just goes together.

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Krista Allen is The Bold and the Beautiful’s New Taylor Hayes

In a shocking casting move, former Days of our Lives star, Krista Allen (Ex-Billie Reed from 1996-1999) has replaced long time B&B favorite, Hunter Tylo in the role of Dr. Taylor Hayes.

According to EW.com, Allen will take over the role of beginning on December 10th. Tylo, had previously played the role of Taylor for over three decades on the CBS daytime drama series.

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The report also notes that The Bold and the Beautiful did reach out to Hunter about reprising her signature role but was unsuccessful.

For fans of the show, Taylor has been absent for many key story points since 2019 including: her son Thomas’ brain surgery and the recent marriage of her daughter, Steffy’s marriage to Finn, plus the birth of her grandson and more.

In a tweet following the casting news being announced, Allen shared on her Twitter account: “This is gonna be a fun one! Very excited to step into this iconic role and be back on Daytime after 25 years! … Omg T-W-E-N-T-Y F-I-V-E years?”

Krista will start taping at B&B’s CBS Television City soundstage this Friday, October 28th, and will share her first scenes with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge). Will there be trouble ahead in his marriage of Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge with NuTaylor back in the picture?

Allen was recently seen on the TV series 9-1-1, and numerous primetime and film appearances.

So, what do you think of Krista Allen becoming the recast Dr. Taylor Hayes? Comment 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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Natalie Morales Set to Join ‘The Talk’ After Exiting NBC News

Looks like the The Talk table will now be set, as Natalie Morales will be added to the line-up of co-hosts for the CBS daytime afternoon series.

Although CBS would offer no official word or comment after the story on her coming to the series ran in the Daily Mail, Natalie would join: Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell and Akbar Gbajabiamila on the panel.

This comes after Morales exited NBC News this morning after 22 years for an “unspecified new opportunity”.  However, she will continue to appear on Dateline’s 30th season throughout the rest of year.

The longtime Today Show anchor told staffers she was moving on expressing in a note: “To my Dateline and Today show families, it’s very hard to say goodbye… and we all know in this business it’s never goodbye but see you later. I’m eternally grateful for the support and deep friendships that will remain no matter where our paths lead.  I have so much to be thankful for and for every one of you who helped me get here… muchísimas gracias mis amigos.”

Tom Mazzarelli, the EP of Today also wrote in a note to staff that “Morales been offered an opportunity she’s passionate about and has decided to step away from NBC News after an incredible two-decade career here.”

Natalie previously anchored Access Hollywood from 2016 to 2019 and continued to be the West Coast anchor of Today.

So, what do you think of Natalie Morales, becoming a main co-host on The Talk? Good fit? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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