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Next Week On THE CHEW: GH Stars Appear in "Behind The Soap Screen" Series!



Finally!  The Chew is doing a little crossover on their talk/foodie show invading the lives of four residents of Port Charles in a special series all next week entitled “Behind The Soap Screen”. 

General Hospital’s Finola Hughes, Julie Marie Berman, Ingo Rademacher and Erik Valdez are the subjects and are featured with special appearances by Sebastian Roche and Lindsey Morgan.  The segments begin next Monday, September 24th!

ABC put out this official press release for tune-in that gives some details of what to look for:  Gordon Elliott, executive producer of  The Chew, announced today that the talk & lifestyle show will launch a four-part series next week entitled “Behind the Soap Screen,” featuring an in-depth look into the lives of Julie Berman (Lulu Spencer), Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), Ingo Rademacher (Jasper ‘Jax’ Jacks) and Erik Valdez (Trey Mitchell). The stars will open their homes to The Chew for a glance into their private, off-screen lives, sharing recipes and hobbies. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase our neighbors from Port Charles,” said Elliott. “Daytime television is all about showcasing personalities, building relationships and storytelling, and many of the General Hospital actors are closet gourmets. We are looking forward to having them on the show.”

An outing to Julie Berman’s home includes a peek at her kitchen, where she and husband, Michael Grady, prepare one of their favorite dishes, a grilled chicken and basil pizza.  Finola Hughes proudly displays her green thumb as she tends her impressive vegetable garden in Malibu. The actress, who grows apples, plums, peaches and avocados, prepares a mouth-watering feta, cherry tomato, kalamata olive creation with flatbread, all with ingredients from her garden.

Ingo Rademacher unveils his breathtaking Hawaiian home, where he resides with his wife and two children. Rademacher’s trip includes his backyard, where he grows avocados and raises livestock. He shares his recipe for the perfect avocado and scallion omelet, and takes fellow General Hospital co-star Sebastian Roche (“Jerry Jacks”) for a paddleboard lesson.

Texas born and raised Erik Valdez cooks a dish he learned from his grandmother. He puts his own spin on her classic ground turkey taco recipe with guacamole, Pico de Gallo, rice and beans, and cooks for his General Hospital co-star, Lindsey Morgan (“Kristina Davis”).

So clearly with their ratings in need of a spike, who does The Chew turn to now? Of course, GH!  However, that being said, are you going to give the show a look-see and see what some of your GH faves have got cookin’ next week?  Let us know! And remember The Chew now airs one hour before General Hospital in the new re-jiggered line-up!


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Watched GH for 40 years, have watched The Chew from day one. Love them both, can’t wait for crossover.

How can you watch that greasy haired man who skimmed 5.25 million dollars in tips from his waiters and he’s a millionaire.He also refuse to stop a man from being sexually harass in his resturant.He didn’t want to be grooped by another man.Hell ABC needs to call Bernie Madoff up and have cooking with the theives.Google Mario skims waiters tips,Its not old news how he operates.In respect for hard worker waiters who need them tips he needs to go.He is a theif.He also needs a damn bath and was that greasy

I disagree with Karen…No CHew On GH>>>>>>>.

This GH fan will not watch a theif called Mario.How can anyone watch a man who skimmed 5.25 million dollars off his waiters.Google it.He;s a downright rich theif.He should be removed from Tv.

The Chew makes me sick. I would never watch one second of the stupid cooking show. I have to stomach the commercials during GH and all I see are idiots talking with their mouths full. I used to watch “What Not to Wear” and I haven’t watched it since I saw Clinton Kelly on the Chew. Out of respect for unemployed actors and staff I refuse the Chew. I don’t care who comes on whether it be Laura Wright, Michael Easton, Susan Lucci… I would rather die.

Clinton Kelly called us soap fans Morons and Turds.When people posted on hs facebook nothing personnal but will not watch anything that replace soaps.That was his reply.One person said her reply was not bad to him and just wanted him to know it was the soaps she would back and he called her a coward for not having her picture on her post and some bad stuff.He is very mean if you don’t kiss his @ss.He had no reason to be that rude.

Won’t be watching the show but will hope to see the segments on youtube or something.

I have no interest in a show like the Chew even with GH actors o it. With the exception of GH, I’ve sworn off ABC anyway.

NO Chew period, not even with GH actors on it, Never!

Same here. Only watch GH on ABC/d, boycotting the rest.

they want to steal the soaps viewers after they tried to kill the soaps, not for me.

Nope. I’m sure someone will put the clips on YouTube and I may watch it there. But ABC won’t get my ratings.

I have always watched The Chew from day one and am excited to see Julie Berman at home.In fact i will love to see all of these actors.

Glad to see you are a loyal AMC fan!

I will never watch the ratty show ABC destroyed AMC for. I admit I’m also very gratified to find that most people in this thread and others about this horrid show feel the same way.

I agree with Pav. If I want a QUALITY cooking show, then I turn to Food Network or any of the cable shows. Heck I might watch a YouTube video or PBS on cooking before I watch a network reality show that took the place of a soap opera.

No where in their post do they saw that they use to watch AMC, Linda.
Though even if they did, it’s quite possible to enjoy The Chew and still be a loyal AMC fan.

Look at my reply above Pink.How can you back a millionaire who took from his hard workin g waiters.People should be ashame.cccc

How can a soap fan back a show that took the place of our soaps.Especially one that is a downright theif.Google Mario skims 5.25 millions off his waiters.Is that what Tv has come to.ABC give Bernie Madoff a call.He needs a job.

That’s is how much he paid back

Chris heard it was 5 times more then he paid back.More like 29 million in tips but noone can get an accurate account on that.

so sorry GH cast. I will never watch a show the hepled exit what I watched for years AMC. This will never air in my home ever………I can watch all my favorite friendly actors on shows that matter and of course our own GH.
The spew CHEW can go down with Katie Wierd-yick….

NO CHEW FOR my house………….EVER……….!!!!

Not a chance in HELL, the show is stupid. I can wait one hour to see these actors perform in the only daytime show on ABC I will watch.

I smell desperation on the part of ABC in support of The Chew.

Hopefully whomever tunes in for GH, tunes right out the next day.

Hey wasn’t there some reality show that involved soap stars and others that did something JUST like this on soap net some years ago? I vaguely remember something about one of the male soap stars giving a tour of his home and then seeing what he does at home – it sometimes included cooking.

That part about what Ingo is going to do just sounds so deja vu to me.

I answered my own question. It was called 1 Day With and Wally Kurth hosted it. The tipoff for me was that Ingo did a segment that involved water sports as many may know he likes to compete in the Iron Man Triathalon.

An idea like The Chew is doing could be really good if they focused it on soap stars and their lives and unloaded everyone but Clinton Kelly and Mike Simon as they are likeable.

Won’t watch anything on ABC but Gh.End of that question.

I aree with Rose!!!!!!!!!!

Rose and susan M, what I meant was that what The Chew is doing is just like what SoapNet did with a show called 1 Day With that was hosted by Wally Kurth. The “talent” behind The Chew probably saw this and decided to copy the idea. It is so transparent because Ingo Rademacher did pretty much the same thing on 1 Day With when he showed his water sports. It is pathetic that they are trying to copy.

What I meant about the idea being good was not as a replacement to what’s left of our soaps, but back on a network like SoapNet because some viewers do like to see what the stars do at home and behind the scenes, but not at the expense of taking viewers away from the remaining soaps or losing a soap to a stupid reality/cooking show.

I will also be one of those who will watch the clips on You Tube. I have no desire to watch the spew – regardless who is on. I am glad to see General Hospital get some promotion (FINALLY!) – but I can’t give ABC/D any ratings other than when I watch GH. I do not feel it will hurt the actors by not tuning in. They get it.

Just goes to show how worried about the Spew ABC is. Will never ever watch the Spew! Bring back AMC!


well, I might just record 2 shows next week — ahhhh, but my viewing will not be counted in the Spew’s ratings, so they won’t even know I was recording!

No way on this earth will I ever watch an episode of the Spew! It doesn’t matter who their guests are, my boycott of ABC/D continues. This is their way of trying to get the soap fans back watching their daytime lineup, and I can confidently say that it’s not going to work!

S=Rel soap fans don’t back the show that replaced there soaps.good to the cooking channel.OOPs didn’t they get rid of Mario?Believe I red they phase him out.Maybe it was because he stole from his employees.

I won’t watch the Chew. Remember Mario Batali telling soap fans “to get over it”? He is just plain rude!

It’s more than him being rude. The guy is arrogant and has this holier than thou attitude. Hey, I’m Italian American too, but I don’t talk down to people the way he does with his cuisine and complicated recipes (which are not that great, by the way – especially the way he does the eggs in his tiramisu!). And then cheating his waitstaff out of tips. That is the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Of all the hosts that one can stomach, I would say it was Clinton Kelly and Mike Symon. Clinton was not bad with London and Symon is good as an Iron Chef. I still would not choose this over soaps any day.

No way , no how. I will not watch the Chew period…but to “celebrate” soap actors on the anniversary of the demise of AMC? I mean the timing can’t be’s another slap in the face if you ask me. You got to be kidding? I am going to help give the Chew higher ratings by using soaps? Ummmm..NO!!! I wouldn’t even bother with it’s annoying to me that these GH actors chose to appear on the show to being with. I”ll pass.

The Chew must be pretty desperate to do this.. Which means they are not doing well at all………….No surprise on that…Don’t like that the chew will invade GH nt. wk. at all..I can’t stand that show & the goofy peol-ple on it…Their comericals make me throw-up..And I will change the channel on GH when I see The Chew crew…They have a lot of nerve coming on GH !!!!!!! We don’t want thier greasy spoon on GH…What an insult to us the soap fans.We don’t want to boost their ratings at all…..It starts Mon. 24..Is this crap going to invade GH for a couple of days or all week!!!!!! Gordon Scott Excutive producer of The Chew is nuts with this screwball idea…I think it is a slap in the face to the soap fans…I can’t stand this cooking show (all cooking shows)..I never watch them…And I certainly don’t wan to see them on my soap….Don’t like this at all !!!!!!!!!!

I would only watch if God was on there. What a piece of crap by ABC. They are on the bottom of everything and they will never get any higher. Greasy disgusting Mario Batelli who steals money from his hard working employees. They can put on anyone they want and still no one will watch more of ABC’s decimated daytime lineup except their only really good show GH.

Oh for crying out loud, ABC/Disney! We will not watch The Spew! I don’t care who you put on the show. I watch GH for the stars of GH. I will not be manipulated into watching The Spew! We want All My Children and One Life to Live to be released so they can find a new home! NOTE TO FANS! DO NOT BE MANIPULATED BY THESE BASTARDS!

Fits in perfectly with ABC/Disney……….

I hate the effing Chew. I have watched maybe 2 minutes of it & it is AWFUL. Still cannot believe ABC just yanked AMC & OLTL right out from under us. I will never, ever get over it & will never, ever forgive them. I also hate GH being moved to 1:00 central. Just messes up schedule on my days off. Really, really pisses me off.

Do they think soap fans are stupid? We have told them over & over again that we did not want talk or reality shows in the afternoon. We want our drama our entertainment back. We want OLTL & AMC back on. they don’t hear or are they stupid! I vote for the latter. The Spew is trash in my opinion & 1 segment of a GH star will not make me or other true soap fans watch. I watch nothing but GH on ABC & will not watch til I see my OLTL & Erika Slezak back on where they belong. I am a christian taught not to hate but I am as close as I can get to hating ABC but with the ability to forgive & even then I will Boycott ABC til I see OLTL.

I only watch nothing but GH too……………..

The Chew is pathectic…..They are really grasping at straws…Why should we watch this crap that replaced AMC…..I will not watch it …NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haven’t watched The Chew from day one & that is the way it’s going to stay…..This isn’t going to work for The Chew……Soap fans will never watch this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Including myself(alway’s a soap fan)….That’s the way it will stay for me……………

I enjoyed Julie’s segment but it was a struggle waiting for it because that show is awful. I’m just going to watch the other GH stars segments on Youtube because there’s no way I can sit through four more episodes of The Chew.

I hated AMC but I can’t believe that ABC replaced it with that poor quality talk show.

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General Hospital’s John J. York On His Health Battle & Living Life While Waiting for Bone Marrow Transplant: “Let’s Just Go One Day At a Time”

John J. York’s positive outlook on his current medical diagnosis is quite remarkable, as his approach might be one many facing the same circumstances might consider.  The beloved General Hospital vet, where he has played Mac Scorpio for 22 years, revealed last week that he is battling cancer.

The popular soap star shared that he has been fighting myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS, and multiple smoldering myeloma: two blood and bone marrow disorders.

York spoke with PEOPLE about how he found out about his diagnosis, the support his wife Vicki has shown throughout, and how he lives life day to day, while he waits for an all-important bone marrow transplant.

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The actor shared what happened the moment he learned of his diagnosis: “(The doctor) was explaining all these different things and cells and all different levels and words that had, you know, 25 letters in them. And I didn’t understand. And Vicki finally came out and said, ‘Does John have cancer?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’ And I’m sitting there, I’m really just like a fly on the wall, listening to him talk to Vicki because she was the one asking all the questions.  At the end of his doctor’s conversation with Vicki, York’s one question was simple: ‘Why do I feel so good?’”

Vicki and John were in the process of moving to Tennessee to be closer to their daughter, Skyler, but considering UCLA in Los Angeles as John’s treatment center.  In the end, Skyler’s husband suggested Vanderbilt University for John’s cancer center so he did not have to travel back and forth to the west coast.

Since March of this year, John has had IV chemo treatments every month, with another one coming up in September. On that, John expressed: “It is what it’s, you know what I mean? And then everybody’s gotta get their treatment. And then you go home, go about your life and you play with the kids. And here we are.”

Currently, York is waiting for a bone marrow transplant. He has been moved up the donor priority list. If anyone is interested, and you are between 18-40, you can join the registry here

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York shared how Vicki is coping with what’s ahead: “Yeah, she’s scared, but believe it or not, I really kinda wasn’t because I feel great. Personally, I feel like it’s in God’s hands. God’s will be done. It’s gonna work out okay, one way or another. I’m either gonna survive or I’m not. And life goes on and things are gonna be okay for everybody… Let’s just go one day at a time.”

Share your well-wishes, and support and love to John, as he goes through the next phase of his health battle and let’s hope a bone marrow transplant donor is found for him soon. After all, we all want to see Mac Scorpio return to Port Charles, but more importantly, we all want John to feel better and beat this.Comment below.

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Billy Miller’s Mother Issues Statement On His Passing

Patricia Miller, the mother of the late Billy Miller, has come forward and issued a touching statement on the tragic death of her beloved son at age 43.  The statement was shared by Billy’s longtime manager, Marnie Sparer, via social media.

Billy was best-known for his performances as Richie Nowack on All My Children, Billy Abbott of The Young and the Restless and Jason Morgan/Drew Cain on General Hospital, as well as countless primetime roles.  Throughout his career, Miller took home three Daytime Emmys for his work.

“I would like to share the following thoughts,” Patricia began. “I want to personally thank the many fans & personal friends for the overwhelming amount of love, prayers & condolences sent to me and my family on the devastating death of my beautiful son BJ – Billy Miller.”

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Patricia continued with these sentiments, as she wanted to clear up any misinterpretations on this death: “He fought a long hard valiant battle with bipolar depression for years. He did everything he could to control the disease. He loved his family, his friends and his fans but in the end the disease won the fight and he surrendered his life. The other causes of death being told are not true. I wish they were but they just aren’t. We all loved him so much and are desperately trying to deal with our loss. I will have nothing further to say. Thanks for the love and support.”

The soap world as well as Billy’s family, friends, loved ones, and colleagues are in deep mourning for this talented man, who was gone too soon.

Share your thoughts, and send your condolences to Patricia Miller and the rest of Billy’s family, via the comment section below.

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Billy Miller Remembered by His GH and Y&R Co-Stars As They Share Grief on His Passing

UPDATED: On Sunday, longtime friends and co-stars of actor Billy Miller took to social media to share their remembrances and sorrow on the passing of the three-time Daytime Emmy-winning star.

Miller passed away on Friday, September 15th as first reported and confirmed by Michael Fairman TV.  While the official cause of death has not been revealed, it has been related to the press by his management that Billy was suffering from manic depression.

Billy played Jason Morgan/Drew Cain on General Hospital from 2014-2019, and prior to that won 3 Daytime Emmys for his role as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless from 2008-2014.  He started his soap career on All My Children in the role of Richie Novack back in 2007-2008.

Below are just some of the tributes pouring in for Billy:

Eric Braeden: “We lost BILLY MILLER! It saddens me deeply! He was a very gifted actor! Amelia(Victoria) and I took him to dinner one evening while he was in tough negotiations, and I remember telling him to reconsider, because rarely is an actor given a part that describes him almost perfectly, and to not make the mistake I had seen some actors make over my 60’years in the business, that they are indispensable! Once an actor thinks that or is told that by some sycophants, they step onto a slippery road…usually to oblivion! “BILLY BOY” was not only a damn good actor but a nice man! May he rest in peace and meet up with KRISTOFF in the BEYOND, ‘the undiscovered country from whose bourn no Traveller returns “ and tell each other jokes! They were both loved by their colleagues!”

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Melissa Claire Egan: “My beautiful friend. I love you. I’m so sad. And I’m so sorry.”

Chrishell Stause: “Still processing this. Too many feelings, but you are gone too soon and I’m so happy I got to work with you all those years, but also call you a friend. I hope you are at peace now ”

Jess Walton:RIP to my precious Billy Miller. You were and ARE  much loved by all of us who knew you”

Daniel Goddard: “The world is going to be just that little bit more dull without you in it… you had that “it” factor that lit up every room you were in. Rest In Peace Mate ”

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Nancy Lee Grahn: “So very sorry to hear this very sad and unexpected news. I would like very much for my beloved General Hospital to have no more of it. #RIPBillyMiller

Eileen Davidson: “I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing. His infectious charm and warmth left lasting impressions on all of us who were lucky enough to have him in our lives. I’m gonna miss that mischievous smile. Love you Billy.”

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Jason Thompson” “I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about my friend, Billy Miller. Heartbreaking. He was funny, had a great laugh and very talented. Light and love to his family and friends.”

Brad Bell: “Billy Miller was a great man and a gifted actor. Billy left an indelible mark on The Young and the Restless with his brilliant portrayal of Billy Abbott. He will be sorely missed.”

Stephen Nichols: “Sure gonna miss you, man.”

Finola Hughes: “Billy … far too soon … peace be with you”

Kin Shriner: “Very sad to hear about Billy Miller I so enjoyed his time on @GeneralHospital He was a really good guy and funny and kind to all !RIP Billy”

Jon Lindstrom: “Billy was gifted. He was also good-natured, smart, funny, and always impressed me as a great friend to those close to him. He didn’t blink when I asked him to put on this shirt to help raise up the marginalized artists in our industry. He always seemed to have his heart in the right place and I always laughed when I was around him. #FlightOfAngels#RIP #BillyMiller #bereft”

Frank Valentini: “I am devastated to hear news of the incredibly talented Billy Miller’s passing. On behalf of the entire (General Hospital) family, our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

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Elizabeth Hendrickson: “Today I should have been sending you a Happy Birthday text BJ. Truth be told i hated calling you BJ but that’s what your closest friends /family called you. I eventually caved. The last couple years we kept in touch through birthdays and monumental moments or when we wanted to vent about “ work”. You gave me a lot of advise. When i understood it always mumbling your words. We always joked about that.
We didn’t text or talk often. But I’m glad the last couple times we did, we had a great banter like we used to. I knew that we always held a special place in each others hearts, no matter what. You were such an amazing friend to your inner circle. They were your family. You would do ANYTHING for them. That’s who really were. As loyal as they came. I’m sad and yes, mad at myself that I wasn’t being a better friend, checking in more often because I was thinking of you recently. I was. I hope you know that we are all here now texting each other, sending pictures and sharing memories of how fucking AWESOME you were. This hole in my heart will never be filled. Goodnight, sweet Billy.”

Scott Clifton: “This is not fair. We deserved so much more of him. Rest in peace, Billy. You’re immortal now.”

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Coby Ryan McLaughlin (ex-Shiloh, GH): “Man… this sucks. Billy and I played on GH together for nearly a year. He was intense, focused, cool and kind. He knew the hamster wheel that I was about to start spinning on all too well, and always made himself available to help the new guy….. Rest easy, man…

Michael Muhney (ex-Adam, Y&R):  “Billy, My fellow Texas brother. You lit up every room with your smile. Your quiet intensity onscreen was second only to your gentle kindness and genuine care in private. We recently shared work on an Apple series, and your encouragements during and after that process, and your kindness over the years are now but a few of the things I’ll hold on to as warm memories of you. What a big heart you had. You were bigger and braver and bolder than this life. You were legend. There is no landing to this final cliffhanger, the wings you’ve spent your lifetime earning have carried you up to that wonderful place in the sky. Happy Birthday Billy Miller.”

The Young and the Restless:The daytime community mourns the loss of Billy Miller who graced Y&R with his talent for many years as Billy Abbott. Our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones.”

Kathleen Gati: “I am beyond sad to hear this tragic news.#BillyMiller was always so kind, professional and a wonderfully talented colleague  @GeneralHospital Deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans.”

TK Weaver: “Devastated. Hard to find words. You always gave me such good advice. You were always there for me. You were an amazing person. #BillyMiller I’ll never forget you. Please join me in praying for his family and loved ones.”

Greg Rikaart: Generous, passionate, fun, soulful and brilliant Billy. Can you just imagine the reunion between him and Jeanne? I can. Rest well, dear Billy

Sean Kanan: “Shocked and saddened to hear that Billy Miller is no longer with us. He was a terrific actor and always kind when we would see each other. I pray that his family and friends find comfort and peace during this unimaginably difficult time. #BillyMiller #YR”

Share your remembrances for Billy Miller and his work and performances on Y&R, GH and AMC below.  But first, check out Michael Fairman TV’s interview with Billy following his Daytime Emmy win for Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2014.


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