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Next Week Jon Lindstrom Returns To GH! How Will Kevin React When He Sees The Peeps From "Port Charles"?

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And as the big returns keep coming to General Hospital, looks like there is more in store paying homage and somehow connecting the stories of the characters and actors currently on the GH canvas that were once part of the vampire saga of its spin-off Port Charles!  Next week Jon Lindstrom makes his return to the ABC soap as Kevin Collins to help his troubled estranged wife Lucy Coe! And according to this week’s issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Lindstrom relates that they are going to address the history that he and Kelly Monaco’s Sam (who was Kevin’s daughter Livvie  on PC) have and Michael Easton, presently John (who was Caleb the Vampire on PC) have somehow!

Lindstrom stated, “We can”t say that General Hospital and Port Charles become overwhelmed with vampires, because they don’t.  But there is some real concern and some questions and confusion and mistaken identity and all those things make for good plotting.  It’s really how does the story fit that story and all the baggage that comes back with people like Lynn Herring (Lucy) and me and Michael Easton and Kelly?”

In addition, Jimmy Deshler is coming to General Hospital on January 30th in the new role of Rafe who is rumored to wind up being revealed as the son of PC’s Alison Barrington and Caleb Morley!  However, the character of Rafe could be a spoiler in the romance of Molly (Haley Pullos) and TJ (Tequan Richmond), according to SOD!

So soapers, what do you think should be done with the characters of Lucy, Kevin, Sam and John in regards to their real and mistaken identities? If Michael Easton could no longer play John McBain, because McBain belongs to One Life to Live, would GH dare make him Caleb?  And what do you think about the edition of Deshler to the mix? Weigh-in!

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paula
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paula

please no more vampire stuff on daytime, please keep it with vampire diaries and the movies

lisa
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lisa

I agree Paula.
I only watched Port Charles a handful of times – I just couldn’t get into the whole vampire storyline.
I can buy John and Sam feeling a certain “comfortable familiarity” with each other – but lets not revisit the vampire years of PC.
Personally I think it would be a ratings disaster.

Alan
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Alan

There were vampires in Port Charles. Its a fact. Lucy isn’t crazy. She is a vampire slayer, like her cousin Rafe Covich who also died and came back as an angel. Kevin knows this. Sam looks like Livvie, John looks like Caleb and Duke looks like Joshua Temple (and Greg Madden). Kevin can come back to Port Charles and convince Lucy that its a case of mistaken identity but he can’t deny what actually happened and i hope that’s not what’s going to happen. My understanding is that ABC is trying to work out a deal where Todd, Starr and… Read more »

Dannett Scappaticci
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Dannett Scappaticci

Do you know how silly that sounds. Permanently Cure him of Vampire ism????? Correct me if I am wrong but the only “cure” is a stake thru the heart…..There is an article out about ME and the others are going back to OLTL as their characters, PP does not have to work with ABC and let them characters go back, and i hope they don’t! Let’s go with your theory, Caleb masqueraded as John, so what then Natalie fell in love with a Vampire? How did John and Natalie have Little Liam then? He is a Vampire but for years… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

OK clearly you never watched Port Charles or you wouldn’t have posted this reply to me. Caleb was CURED OF VAMPIRISM at one point. There was a hot spring under the city that cured not only caleb but some other vampires as well. So according to Port Charles Vampire Lore, yes Caleb can be cured and become human again. and no I’m not saying that John McBain on One Life to Live was Caleb, I’m saying that if Michael Easton wants to stay on GH and Prospect Park won’t let him be McBain there anymore, then they could say he… Read more »

Dannett Scappaticci
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Dannett Scappaticci

First of all, yes soaps are not real but come on now at least be some what accurate in your writing! A Vampire can not be “cured with a dip in a hot spring under the city”. Let’s go with your theory, Where has John McBain been all this time then? Starr was John’s step daughter I am sure she would know that John was not himself, since to impersonate someone you have to know that person, But let me guess they can say that the hot spring that “cured” him gave him powers of being able to masquerade as… Read more »

Shebasmudder
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Shebasmudder

It doesn’t matter how it sounds to you – Alan is right – this is how the storyline was written on PC and since you didn’t watch the show, it doesn’t make sense that you would say someone who watched it is in accurate. PC has been off the air for at least 10 years. If Caleb was cured, then he moved to Llanview to become John McBain which is when the actor first went to OLTL. Very simple. As far as vampires not having kids, well Caleb made one with Allison so he could definitely have one with Natalie.… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

also I am VERY happy to see the show list on the right and next to AMC and OLTL it doesn’t say RIP anymore 🙂 I’m not a Guiding Light or As the World Turns fan myself but for those who are i hope Prospect Park revives them too in time if everything works out. lol i wouldn’t mind seeing Loving, Ryan’s Hope or Dark Shadows come back as well!! or Port Charles with ALL of the vampires very very real!!!!

paula thomas
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paula thomas

love it. i reallly hope mcbain, todd and starr are a permanent part of GH. the story lines have really been good. especially Todd…love his sick-o sweetness..sorta. kinda like the vampire angle, to. you can never have too many vampires, well, yes you can, but it’s all good.

Dannett Scappaticci
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Dannett Scappaticci

PP has already taken back them characters. They are owned by PP….

aria
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aria

welcome back Kevin, can’t wait for Laura, Scott and Frisco to hit town, its going to be Awesome.

paula m.
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paula m.

Don’t mess up Lucys identity..Keep her AS LUCY COE.
LYNN HERRING IS PHENOMENAL.AS LUCY COE!!!

johanna
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johanna

All i know is i stopped watching PC when it started all the sci fi stuff and i was not a fan of calivie. I hate that we only got happy jolie 3days b4 the end now that we have oltl back we need to get more time w/the couple

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

I agree with johanna! I want my Jolie back, hate the fact that ME is contracted to ABC but looks like John McBain will go back to Llanview to Natalie. I never watched Port Charles except on you tube to see why everyone liked ME and KM together-NOT IMPRESSED! I’m probably just to use to ME & MA as my favorite soap couple (John/Natalie) since 2003. Lots of history there. Will miss him on OLTL, but GH has nothing for me now so looking forward to PP version. Wouldn’t watch GH for sure if they went back to vampires!

terri
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terri

I too want my Jolie back maybe ME can do double duty/bicoastal work…John on the East coast and Caleb on the West. Never liked him wiith KM but at least we woud have our Jolie back.

Dannett Scappaticci
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Dannett Scappaticci

I’m with the both of you’s! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE MY JOLIE! I read an article that ME & KA are going back to OLTL as John and Starr and that RH is the hold out because he wants to come back but for a shorter time than planned, and since Todd is owned by PP he will not be leaving OLTL as Todd. I can not wait to see my ALL TIME FAV Soap couple Jolie!!!!

MK
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MK

Oh God I hope the vampire story was all a dream and a psychic experience of Lucys

heidi
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heidi

I am not a vampire fan… but nods back to PC and deja vue type moments are great… if handled well. See the opportunity around John Mcabain if Eason’s McBain character has to be OLTL exclusively.

Dawn
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Dawn

I loved this storyline back when it was on PC. However, I am quite upset to hear they are having another actor come in to play Rafe. Why not have Brian Gaskill, the original Rafe?

Alan
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Alan

i think this is Rafe Jr. Allison Barrington’s son that they are bringing to GH.

Lia
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Lia

I have no problem with Michael staying on as Caleb, because I loved the vampire story on PC. I’ve wanted Allison Barrington on the show for awhile too, so having her son on will hopeful bring her to town…And I sort of like the idea of Molly having choices.

Christina
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Christina

Please, no vampire stories.

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

I LOVE JON!!!!!

IS HE GOING TO PLAY KELLY MONACO (SAM MCALL FATHER)?

BRING ON THE VAMPIRE STORY!!!!!

JASON WHO?

NG
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NG

I love GH, but if this vampire storyline keeps going, I’m done watching it. I hated Port Charles because of that storyline. We’re adults (most of us), not preteens – we don’t need vampire stories.

Rebecca
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Rebecca

I really hope they do not start with all the vampire stories.GH is my favorite but I cannot stand this vampire thing now.So please stop already.Only adult story lines please!

Lili
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Lili

I never watched GH regularly. However I watched Port Charles religiously. I’m extremely happy that PC characters are coming to GH. I’ve been watching GH purely for the Caleb/vampire storyline. Thank you Cartini for partly reviving one of my favorite soap.

General Hospital

Denise Alexander Responds to Outpouring of Fan Support on Her Return to General Hospital

Longtime fans of General Hospital were over the moon when it was revealed that Denise Alexander was on her way back to the ABC daytime drama series to reprise her role of Dr. Lesley Webber, mother of Laura, played by Genie Francis.

With Laura’s story with her new found half-brothers central to the current storyline, it’s a perfect time for Alexander to be back in Port Charles.

Tricia Sheldon, a fan of General Hospital who loves the vintage years of the show and more as she notes on her Twitter account, was able to reach Alexander, who is not on social media.  Sheldon showed her the outpouring of love the actress received, and the excitement on her on-screen imminent return.

In turn, Denise wrote a message to Sheldon to share publicly.  Part of which read   “Wow! I am breathless! What a wonderful surprise!  I am beyond grateful for all the kind and amazing and funny and sweet and caring and supportive and truly delicious messages. I have never felt so appreciated  and it brought tears and laughter reading each one.”

Alexander added, “I do not have a clue as to how to communicate on the Internet on Twitter.”  She then noted, “I would love to reach each and every person who wrote about that first day back. But I don’t even know what the rules are.  I’ve a vague sense that there is a limit to how long a message can be,but do not know how to reach anyone. Is there any way you could forward at least my thanks to everyone?”

Denise closed with,  “I love each and every message, and am full of gratitude.”

You can view the communication and Denise’s heartfelt message below.

Now let us know what you thought of Denise reaching out to all of the fans, and how grateful she is that viewers are excited to see her back on-screen via the comment section,

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Days Of Our Lives

Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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All My Children

‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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