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MONDAY GH's 50th Anniversary! Roll Out The Red Carpet For A Once In A Lifetime Event!

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Monday, April 1st marks the 50th anniversary of ABC’s General Hospital, and with lots of drama, fun, and surprises in store as the celebration culminates with The Nurses’ Ball which begins this week, and concludes the following week with special not-to-be missed episodes!

In a brand new promo from ABC to get this party started right, General Hospital is rolling out the red carpet, not only for its fictional characters of the town of Port Charles, but for you, the fans who kept the show on the air for 5 decades!

So as the promo relates, get ready for “a once in a lifetime event,” with the return of the long-awaited Nurses’ Ball! Check out Lynn Herring, Finola Hughes, Teresa Castillo, Jason Thompson, Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright, Maurice Benard, Rick Springfield, Jane Elliot, Jack Wagner, Bradford Anderson, Kelly Monaco and more,  in these quick clips to get you ready for the celebration!

Watch the GH 50 anniversary promo after the jump, and let us know if you will be with GH all week long and next to help celebrate the milestone? And, what are you looking forward to seeing most at The Nurses’ Ball?

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heidi
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heidi

This is so exciting!!! Love it!!! Love GH!!! Happy 50th!!!

jim
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jim

Unless Helene has some reason to kidnap me, of course ill be there! Ive been waiting what seems like 50 years! lol!! And i look forward to it all!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

What most I am looking for at The Nurses Ball is seeing Robin walk in and see Patrick kissing Sabrina! And let the fireworks begin! Luke & Laura find LuLu! And realize they both belong together! Seeing Rick Springfield Rock N Roll! I saw Rick Springfield years ago in person at Radio City Music Hall! Really enjoyed the show and he was wearing his black pants that had zippers on the side of each leg! Nikos comes out of his Coma & so does Robert Scorpio! Happy 50th GENERAL HOSPITAL! And many more! I will be glued to my t.v.… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I hope those are not spoilers- there are spoil free people who do not want to read/know what will happen..
If they truly are spoilers you have ruined the awaited for suspenseful surprises for numerous of spoil free fans 🙂

(I am a spoiler free fan)

susan M.
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susan M.

It is just my opinion. This is what I would like to happen.

dee
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dee

Rick Springfield Rocks! Still touring and still making music..

Christy
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Christy

oh yes! I saw him in concert in 2006. It was fantastic. He got up and walked thru the crowd using the armrests to walk on and we helped to support him… some even caught him (on the butt!) when he started to lose balance. What fun, huh? te he he

Girls still threw panties on the stage for him. Funny! and he did the strum the guitar with a bouquet of roses, which shreds them and they go everywhere. But yeah, that was a great concert, even better cuz it was a round rotating stage and smaller venue.

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

Can’t wait to watch it!! Here’s to Another 50 Great years for General Hospital!!!

Alyson
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Alyson

Carly and Sonny going together, yay! CarSon<3

su0000
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su0000

WOW! Sabrina was beautiful!!! lucky Patrick!

ahh gonna luv the GH Chippendale’s 😉

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

I am so there!!!!! Happy 50th, GH!

Elhu
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Elhu

I will absolutely be tuning in for this major milestone not only in GH’s history, but in the history of this wonderful genre. I am sooooo proud of all those that have worked sooooo hard at GH both in front of and behind the cameras to even make it to this landmark event, especially since just one year ago, we did not even know if GH had a future to look forward to. I cannot wait to see how everything plays out, and I am sure we will not be disappointed. I look forward to everything. Happy 50th GH, and… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

General Hospital, back from the dead..!!!!

It is biggest ‘bringing back from the dead ‘ soap story in soap opera history !!!

jimh
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jimh

Actually Days killed off half its cast several years ago and then later brought back all of them which most of us thought wouldnt happen…so i have to say they did it first, even though it seemed to have been their plan all along. Im excited GH is doing it!!!

ces
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ces

Can’t wait!!! Loved the ad for it!! Sabrina looked pretty and yeah a kissss!!!
Seeing Rick Springfield perform – oh yeah 🙂 Happy 50th GH!

Brett
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Brett

I wish they hadn’t shown Sabrina in the promo, seeing her looking amazing was one of the things I was looking forward to!

I will watch all week, but then again, I always do!

30yearGHFan
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30yearGHFan

Congrats GH. Loving it all

BUT WHERE IS ROBERT SCORPIO?????

Alley
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Alley

Happy 50th, GH. You’ve been a part of my life since I was a teenager. Thanks for the memories, and here’s to 50 more years!

Rodd
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Rodd

But of course, I’ll be there. It’s bound to be an event no one in their right mind would want to miss.

Emily
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Emily

Congrat! Happy 50th General Hospital. Love your show.I have been watching this show forever, I am now 63 years old. Love everyone on the show. Miss Bobbie Spencer, hopefully Bobbi can come back full time. Sorry to see Jason go, Edward, Lila, Georgie, RIP.

JR
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JR

The Duke & Anna Tango! #GH50

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

ooh, I can’t wait.

Charles E.
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Charles E.

I am hoping that the long-suffering A.J. FINALLY finds happiness with Elizabeth, and wonder what they will do at the NB. I’m crossing my fingers for a real L&L reconciliation, and Jax & Brenda return to town married (as it should have been from the get-go). As to Sabrina, I can’t accept her with Patrick knowing Robin is still alive- she’s better off with Milo. Bobbie’s been throwing hints about her son Lucas looking for Mr. Right- could it be Felix DuBois? And will someone PLEASE give Monica a man?? It would be great if Alan were actually alive and… Read more »

Teresa
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Teresa

Cannot wait! Congrats GH and here’s to another 50 years of love in the afternoon.

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

can’t wait. Looks very interesting.

k/kay
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k/kay

Congratulations GH 50 years wow!

Matt
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Matt

I’ve been watching GH (and all the ABC soaps, RIP) since I had a babysitter who watched them all. She had to take me to the dentist one day and the Muzak in the waiting room was the song playing when Luke raped Laura at the disco. of course, I said his out loud which embarrassed my poor babysitter to have people thinking she was letting a child watch such things!

Cartini
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Cartini

I want the NB to be the start of Nicholas and Sabrina !

L.o.v.i.n.g.
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L.o.v.i.n.g.

Oh yes! They would be so amazing!! Team Sabrolas Cassadine 🙂

Michael
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Michael

Loved today’s episode- especially the prolonged scene between Laura Wright and Jackie Zeman. Love, love, love Zeman- and it was great to see these two pros together. If I’m not mistaken, it is probably the first time Zeman and Wright have had a long scene together. I really hope they keep Zeman after the anniversary episodes- she’s still fantastic! Is there a Frank/Ron fan club somewhere? They have not only saved this soap, but made it “fun to watch” again.

heidi
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heidi

Just watched Monday’s episode and loved it!!! It was great! Can’t wait to see Tuesday’s show!!! Can’t wait to see who was under the burlap sack! Congratulations GH!!! You are the BEST!!!

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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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Maurice Benard’s Birthday Kicks-Off With GH Co-Stars, Colleagues and Friends Delivering Special Messages

Ahead of his previously announced special birthday project dropping on You Tube today at 3pm EST 12noon PST, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) got a morning birthday surprise put together by his wife, Paula.

In the viral video now circulating on Instagram and social media, many of Benard’s longtime pals, colleagues, co-stars and friends, taped some virtual messages for the two-time Daytime Emmy winner honoring on his big day.

Included in the celebration are notables such as: Vanessa Marcil (Ex-Brenda), Steve Burton (Jason), Laura Wright (Carly), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Stephen A. Smith (Brick), Max Gail (ex-Mike), Vernee Watson (Stella), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), GH EP, Frank Valentini and many more.

Check out below.  And make sure to watch live Maurice’s “Bad Boy Stories” video in a few hours via the link notated above.

Now, post your birthday wishes to Maurice via the comment section here.

 

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GH Double Wedding Promo: Who Will Tie the Knot? Maxie and Peter? Anna and Finn? Neither Couple?

This week’s it’s the highly-anticipated double wedding of Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Peter (Wes Ramsey), and Anna (Finola Hughes) and Finn (Michael Easton) on General Hospital, but already things look pretty dismal that any nuptials will take place, or will they?

We already know that Anna and Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) have figured out Peter is a very bad guy, Maxie is having second doubts of marrying the guy, someone enters the picture unexpected from the latest promo and the end of last Friday’s cliffhanger, Obrecht’s (Kathleen Gati) got some motherly news for Peter,  and Finn is on a mission to find out if he is the bio-son of Chase (Josh Swickard), and not his father Gregory (Gregory Harrison) and more!

On Monday, ABC released its promo for the nuptials, which does have guests seated at the wedding, but who will show up to say their “I do’s”?

 

In the latest issue of SOD on newsstands now, GH co head-writer, Chris Van Etten shared what fans should expect, revealing: “The double wedding is the crescendo and climax of years of stories, secrets and lies – and by the time it’s over, the lives of everybody involved will have been changed forever.”

Watch the teaser below.

Now, let us know: Do you think either couple, Maxie and Peter, or Anna and Finn ,will actually get hitched? How do you think the drama will go down on Port Charles? Weigh-in via the comment section.

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