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Matt Trudeau Takes Over The Role Of General Hospital’s Lucas Jones

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Viewers were in a for a bit of a shock when they tuned into Monday’s episode of General Hospital, when during some hospital scenes another actor was playing the role of Dr. Lucas Jones, previously played by Ryan Carnes.

With no official announcement from the show itself, or on-air, at the time of the episode, it was unclear if there had been a temporary or permanent casting switch.  Carnes had played the role for two runs and was last on a recurring status with the seriesl from  2004-2005 and then from 2014 till now.

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As seen, Lucas is now being played by former Chicago Fire. star, Matt Trudeau.   Fans first saw Trudeau on-screen in his scenes with his on-screen father, William deVry (Julian Jerome), as well as Kelly Monaco (Sam) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero).

Last night, Daytime Confidential reported that they heard that this is not a temporary recast situation, either.

Trudeau took to his Instagram Story last night as well, with a link to a news story that announces he is the new Lucas Jones.

No word yet from Ryan Carnes publicly as this time, either, but we will keep you posted on this developing story.

So, what are your thoughts on Matt taking over the role of Lucas? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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I was shocked to see nü Lucas on yesterday’s episode, especially given Ryan Carnes worked so well in the role, however, maybe it was Carnes’ decision to not be as active on General Hospital as maybe the writing team wanted him to be. Being said, Matt Trudeau hit the ground running on day one, and I do enjoy seeing him act on the hospital, and maybe it will make for some interesting drama at General Hospital.

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Well look, Lucas is on for about FIVE minutes a year so it doesnt matter at this point! But, the new guy is handsome, can act and him and Sam do look like brothers and sisters.

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I really took to Ryan as Lucas, but I must say that Matt really impressed me on his first day. I’m sure I’m going to like him. Hope this means some good story for Lucas. I have felt it was criminal that they haven’t shown how Lucas is facing/coping with Wylie going to Michael. There’s sooo much more to be played with the other side of that story. What about Brad? Does Lucas ever think about him? Is Britt doing anything to get Cyrus to get him released? (That would send Sonny off his rocker!) And then with Cyrus firing… Read more »

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Wonder if we’ll ever know the true reason Carnes is no longer in the role.

As soon as the Wiley secret was revealed, Lucas was put so far on the back burner that the pilot light went out.

A legacy character (and doctor) that the audience cares about. With whatever’s going to happen with Julian, TPTB probably determined it was time to bring Lucas back.

Let’s actually give the character story and not make him a “glorified extra” like Kristina or Valerie.

Shari
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He’s gorgeous!!

Violet Lemm
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He sure is a cutie, I just hope they don’t bring that awful Brad back. I could not stand seeing them together

Satan
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Well… bad news is… they brought Brad back. But it doesn’t look like he will be sticking around very long. I’m expecting him here in Hell by the end of the week.

Violet Lemm
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From your lips, ooh, my bad! Anyway, his old buddy Britt is wanting Jason to help her hide him, so I suppose he’ll more than likely take him to one of Sonny’s safe houses.

Su000
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Matt Trudeau.WOW!! luvin looking at him..
Lucas was walking the green mile.
Perhaps Matt will revive the character.

Mike
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Mike

Sadly typical and not surprising. Ryan Carnes leaving was treated with the same respect and attention the character of Lucas Jones gets – basically, none.

Michael
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I’d rather see Lucas than Cyrus Renault being shoved down my throat every five minutes.

mike
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not happy about this, Ryan Carnes was a favorite, he was very much underused. I had been wishing for story for Lucas. Don’t like the recast

Sharon
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I think he and Sam looks like Brother and sister good caring

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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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