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OLTL Favorite James DePaiva Coming To General Hospital!

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GH executive producer, Frank Valentini, had a very special surprise in store for fans of General Hospital and One Life to Live at the end of the day on Tuesday.

In a video post on the General Hospital social media accounts, Valentini is seen walking through the halls of the General Hospital set, where he says, “Hey GH fans … just when you thought it was safe to go back to the hospital …”

Next shot is of James DePaiva (Ex-Max Holden, OLTL) with his devilish smile at the nurses’ station desk.   In their tweet, GH relates accompanying the video, “Is that Jimmy DePaiva?!? Watch GH daily and you might figure out what his TOP SECRET role will be.”

So that begs the questions … is James reprising the role of Max but in Port Charles, now that OLTL and AMC characters are the property of ABC and that would follow on the heels of Nora Buchanan (Hillary B. Smith) and Alexandra Devane (Finola Hughes)popping up?  Could James be playing the role of Jeff Webber, originally played by Richard Dean Anderson?  Could it be an entirely new mystery character coming to the canvas?

Weigh-in via the comment section below! Happy to see James joining GH?  What role do you think he will play? Let us know.

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Steve
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Steve

A good Jeff Webber recast

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree…

Shay
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Shay

I’m all for the return of Jeff Webber, if such is the case….but not in the form of another FOF/OLTL leftover. Really….this pattern is getting so old…there were how many soaps back in the day with fabulous leading men who would be age-appropriate (mid-late 60’s upward….) for playing the good doctor and all we can come up with is a recent ex-employee from the current GH showrunner’s former soap? There is such a pool of talented males out there from which to choose, a more unexpected choice would have been much more inspired, such as Richard Burgi was when he… Read more »

Patrick White
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Patrick White

Now that James is on set, they need Kassie (his wife) back as well!!

elm1951
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elm1951

his wife kassie will be on days of our lives……………….

Linda
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Linda

Never thought of him being Jeff. Great idea!

Karen R
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Karen R

I also think it is a great idea. He would do well as Jeff Wber.
Max Holden was a terrific character.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I think he’s a little too young for Jeff Webber. I mean, Jeff was Laura’s adult uncle when she was a teenager. Jeff was a contemporary of Monica’s & Alan’s. If the term “TOP SECRET” is a hint about his role, maybe they will recast Robert Scorpio since Tristan Rogers refuses to play the role any longer.

Steve
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Steve

Jeff was supposed to be a bit younger than Monica. It’s stretching it, but I think JdP would pass the test.

I imagine seeing people with flaming pitchforks at Prospect Studios if they ever tried to recast Robert Scorpio. I’m sure there are others, but here are ten characters (not counting actors who died & Scorpio) that could never be recast:
1. Luke
2. Sonny
3. Laura
4. Tracy
5. Audrey
6. Scotty
7. Monica
8. Alan
9. Bobbie
10. Robin

Shay
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Shay

Absolutely, KansasGuest!….To utilize this actor as Jeff would be as ridiculous a proposition as the recast Julian role proved to be, which paired William de Vry with NLG’s much older Alexis….it has NEVER worked for me. This example sounds equally as absurd if De Paiva were to be palmed off as the ex-husband of Monica and Heather!!!! As for somebody—anybody—else portraying Robert Scorpio???? No, no, a thousand times no! There are certain iconic GH characters—mainly from the ’80’s—that never should be portrayed by replacement players, and that super agent is definitely one of them!!!! As far as I’m concerned, it’s… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

Robert Scorpio can never be recast. Only Tristan Rogers can play Robert, in my opinion. I don’t recall why he has chosen to not comeback to Port Charles. Was there a falling out with TPTB?

Steve
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Steve

@dmr

TR has complained about the writing for Robert on his last few visits. Perhaps if there’s a new co-head writer who appreciates the history of his character (and some humble begging by Frank), he’ll return somewhere down the road.

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

Really hard to take any of these “teaser” stories seriously considering they’ve brought some good actors on for such short periods of time. Such as with Hilary B. Smith playing Nora Buchanan. Such has such energy, I love her role. But, what a bummer to see her on the show for only a few days. I think GH just releases these announcements to get ratings up. It works briefly, but when viewers end up disappointed…

su0000
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su0000

I have never heard of or seen a Jimmy DePaiva ..
He will be a newbie to me ..

I can only hope he will be dark guy a real villain..
GH desperately needs a badass, bad to the bone character..

(with Jean and Shelly writing this Jimmy guy most likely will be the understudy of the pope)

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You didn’t watch James DePaiva on OLTL as Max Holden? He is a warm and expansive actor. But who knows about him on GH?

MB
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MB

Yup, who knows about him on GH? Frank trots out these actors from his old soap and other soaps like they mean something to the audience he should be producing for, GH fans. The title of this article says it all, “OLTL Favorite JAMES DePaiva coming to General Hospital.” Think of how ridiculous that sounds in the context of the current state of GH where the majority of the male cast have come to GH on Frank’s watch while the veteran male actors have been purged or given only cameos. Instead of OLTL favorite coming to GH, how about GH… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

@MB

More GH vets would be ideal. If DePaiva is playing Jeff Webber, we are getting a long-lost legacy character whose original portrayer, Richard Dean Anderson would not return. Jeff should have returned numerous times after terrible things happened to Elizabeth or Steven Lars.

If he’s playing Max Holden or a non-legacy character (i.e. Raymond Berlin or Frank Benson) then we can add this to FV’s casting carousel.

Timmm
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Timmm

we need a bad ass since Valentin turned out to be a pussy! [cat]

su0000
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su0000

hi Timmm ! haven’t you noticed that J&S can not write bad guys or bad anything. GH has never been nor should be sunday school for villains. They turned the hard interesting intriguing characters into a shell of what they once were. Now, GH is being written for timid people that like loveins.. I want my GH back, I want thrilling villains!! hey my neighbor granny that come to talk soaps ets, she likes that, told me if a Ray Gardner .. I went to youtube and searched AMC Ray Gardner.. wow and WOW! that guy was mean to the… Read more »

Rhonda
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Rhonda

and Timm, I’d like to grab that Pussy!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL, su0000…you’re always begging for new YOUNG writers! But now…you’re admiring the writing from the old days…with stories and villains from the OLD days! And you wish “you had been around for his stories…”

See? A good story is a good story… gotcha!

😉

Omar
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Omar

Wow..You really never heard of James DePaiva? Just how old are you ,12, lol!! He was so huge in the 80’s and 90’s and even in the 2ks”…A sex symbol icon with some decent acting skills!! Agree about Jean and Shelly’s writing, It has just been pussy whip and lame…The character of Valentin has been castrated and Anna has been stripped of all her strong core and respectability..Lulu and NIna are just poor little flowers, dropping their pedals and folding their tents!! GH sucks!!! I will stop watching until a new writing team comes to the rescue!! Will tune in… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

JELLY cannot write adventure if their jobs depended on it!

Shells
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Shells

So happy! I love James DePaiva…

Melinda
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Melinda

He’d be a great Jeff Webber recast!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I would love for him to be Max but if he was Jeff Webber, it would give Leslie Charleson alot more airtime I hope. After all, I have said how Monica is my favorite character on GH and I don’t want to see the character disappear again now that Jane Elliot’s Tracy is gone.

Steve
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Steve

The interaction between Jeff and Monica would be fun to see. And imagine Depaiva sharing scenes with Robin Mattson (Heather, Jeff’s other ex)

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Balls of fire!!! I didn’t think about that one!!! This would be the way to get Robin Mattson on the show on a more regular basis. Give us alot more Heather too!!!

Celia
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Celia

Yes, James. I do not know Jeff Webber, but I am very familiar with Kassie’s husband James.
A few days ago, I mentioned how great it would be for me to finally meet the infamous Dr. Webber, whom has been mentioned on these boards more than a few times.
He has never met his daughter Hayden, so there,definitely,is a suspenseful storyline here, if James plays that role.
I researched most past-GH characters, so I do know the backstory of Monica and her past loves. LOL.
So, yes, I agree with you; as I love Monica , too.

Timmm
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Timmm

Good post James.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

MORE HEATHER, MORE HEATHER, MORE HEATHER.

LOL

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I really liked him on OLTL. Was an appealing and warm actor. All bets are off as far as I am concerned re GH.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I am thrill to hear that James will be back in front of the camera again. He was wonderful as Max Holden and I missed him so much after he left One Life to Live. Maybe it’s time for him to come back from Argentina and land in Port Charles.

James would make a great Jeff Webber too. Whatever the role, the viewer are in for a treat.

Congratulations Jimmy!!!!!!!!!

Suzie rm
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Suzie rm

Don’t care, sorry. As it is some characters go weeks of months at a time without being on screen. The show needs to write for the characters they have. If this is a character that will be on for a few episodes, fine

dmr
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dmr

I wrote something similar below.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Loved him as Max on OLTL and haven’t seen him on a soap since! Strong actor…really looking forward to his arrival in Port Charles. He has great range…funny, sexy, snarky, shady, sincere…he displayed it all on OLTL. I can see him in just about any role. If he’s on for the long term he’s a great romantic lead depending on which of our GH ladies are available and looking. Just NOT Carly…please.

Tamara
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Tamara

James would be great as Jeff Webber, alittle too young, but ok with this fan from 1969. Not Max

Steve
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Steve

The age difference fits Frank (& Mark Trescher’s) pattern of hiring actors 7-10 years too young for their role. William deVry and James Patrick Stuart are both much younger than Julian and Valentin should be.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Not really, Steve. William DeVry is almost 50 in real life and the original actor who played Julian is 56. Not much of a difference. Valentin Cassadine was first mentioned in 2009 and never appeared before James Patrick Stuart. He’s 48 in real life. He mentioned the other day (in character) to Anna that their history goes back 30 years…I think that’s the number he gave. That would make them both close to 50 in the show. Also makes sense. I don’t see anyone being hired who is “too young” for these roles. @Tamara: As for James DePaiva…he’ll be 60… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

@rebecca1 Julian was supposed to be in his college years while Alexis was still in her teens. WdV is 12 years younger than NLG. That’s a stretch, but they have chemistry, so that works. They hinted that Anna and Valentin were contemporaries at the WSB academy. Show history never implied the age difference between FH and TR (Anna’s first love). JPS and FH are 9 years apart. Again, chemistry helps. What I’m getting to is that the 10+ years between JdP and LC would not be an issue. However, Jeff and Monica were never a true love story. She was… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

correction: I meant I don’t see any problem with the woman 12 years older than a man…

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Steve…I think we’re for the most part on the same page. I don’t see a problem with age difference between consulting adults in real life or in fiction. And, for the most part, I don’t even notice it…ie…Alexis and Julian…they just look good together and it wouldn’t even dawn on me she was older had I not looked it up. Obviously, Ava and Morgan were more obvious!!! As usual, many seem to notice when the woman is older than the man because we’ve been so conditioned to see older men/younger women. Thankfully, that too is changing/has changed in the… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Rebecca One thing we didn’t bring up is that both Julian and Valentin were noted as having facial plastic surgery, presumably a by-product which would make them appear younger. And you’re right about tradition of accepting the older man/younger woman. No one ever brought up the age difference between Stuart Damon and Leslie Charleson nor Tristan Rogers and Finola Hughes. Btw, NLG just turned an amazing 61. We accept a lot as soap viewers, but I almost threw stuff at the screen last year when they insinuated Alexis could be pregnant. I’d JdP is indeed Jeff, I don’t think he’d… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey again, Steve… You’re right! Valentin had surgery so that could work…but I honestly don’t notice an age difference when looking at them anyway. I don’t remember them saying Julian had plastic surgery. Not sure where you got Nancy being 61. She just turned 59. I really love WdV so I’m hoping he stays with the show and I’d actually love them to get back together. I know we keep harking back to Sonny and Carly but if they can remain a couple…and Sonny DID threaten to kill her when she shot Olivia F…then the powers that be should write… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

the first thing I thought, with

he has GREAT potential for a romantic lead

with much to spare

extra charge on daytime

Patrick
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Patrick

this had better – not – be

one of those cases… of guest stars who come and go in a blink of an eye

GH NEEDS… period

lasting appeal. Valentin can’t do it all

Dante has it
Mac and Kevin and even Scotty still

argh!

I wish Robin Christopher was returning… imagine that him us sizzling

Steve
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Steve

If Skye were around, it would make since for JdP to be Max Holden, as they have history. Robin Christopher also played romantically opposite JPS when he was Will Cortlandt.

Patrick
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Patrick

Steve

i’d get turned on by this stuff

Robin / James / Patrick

lets act

Patrick
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Patrick

Steve

fans can’t imagine how turned on I feel with ; the truth

sizzle some meat, tenderize the greet.. happy to hop on you, right

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hi Rebecca,
I agree with all those adjectives you use to describe him. Does have great range. But who knows what TPTB will do to him on GH? 🙂

dmr
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dmr

Good GAWD, not Carly. The LAST think a lot of us want/need is more Carly air-time!

Rose
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Rose

I’m happy he’s coming to GH, don’t want him to be Jeff though. Jeff was married to Monica and is Laura’s Uncle. I’d like him to be competition for Kevin Collins. I think he’d make a great partner for Laura/Genie Francis.

Timmm
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Timmm

Rose, for some reason they chose to put Genie in the background AGAIN!

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Right, Timm?
Laura had a brief scene the other day but it was a great moment.
Hayden let Cam and Spencer have sweet coffee drinks with tons of whip cream. Loaded up with caffeine and sugar, the boys were out of control and Hayden was over whelmed. Laura arrives on the scene and snaps those unruly boys to attention using her stern Mommy voice.
I seldom LOL while watching soaps, but I was laughing so hard at that scene. GH needs more scenes like that. It was a funny scene and one which most can relate to.

Jk
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Jk

Loved him as Max. Actually loved his wife, Kassie, on OLTL, too, they could have her koin him. They gave the most powerful lovemaking scene I have ever witnessed on tv while in OLTL. Maybe because in their own lives they had fallen in love. Although what I loved about him as the character there was his smile, his clever, sassy, energetic attitude.

GemmaG
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GemmaG

Oh Max Max Max Max Max! Can’t wait! Another character is fine too. But for those who don’t know Max, he was married to Blair (KP, his real life wife), then not and she shot him in the back. Todd helped her cover it up. For a while, Max claimed to be Asa’s son (Blair was also married to Asa for a short time, but just for money). Max was sort of a con man, but he and Asa came to care for each other for real.

Patricio
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Patricio

What a great memory Gemma! Don’t you miss those greT OLTL stories?

Justin
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Justin

He would be perfect as Jeff Webber!

Patricio
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Patricio

Not a bad idea!

Margie cory
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Margie cory

When is James DePiva coming to GH

karen karroll
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karen karroll

I am very happy He is coming to general.I loved him On OLTL

robbie
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robbie

Can’t imagine Max coming to PC, no ties to anyone on the canvas. Could be a good Jeff, tho

Jan
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Jan

I hope Max will be the character..

shelglass
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shelglass

Any time a OLTL comes back is great news. I think Weber is a great recast, good to see him coming back.

Lynne Sheridan
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Lynne Sheridan

That would be wonderful if Max, was on General Hospital, because I loved him on One Life to Live as Max Holden. It’s been to long since I last saw him on a soap opera. Looking forward to seening him once again. I was and still am a big fan of his!

dmr
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dmr

Oh, I love “Max Holden!” I just hope that by adding ANOTHER new character on the canvas, that Jimmy will not be put on the back burner, like so many of our beloved veterans. We see a character one day, and do not see them for weeks, and then storylines are dropped.

Celia
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Celia

Yes, dmr. Perfect example: Bree Williamson…..and so many others on Y&R ( Michael Knight) and Days ( Melissa Archer), to name a couple. Depressing!

Alan
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Alan

Bree Williamson should’ve been a Lulu recast (or better yet an Abby recast on Y&R).

Suzanne
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Suzanne

NO! I love Emmy Rylan. She is the best Lulu. I cannot stand BW…..she is fine making movies for Lifetime. I never liked Lulu until Emme took over the role.

Celia
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Celia

Your opinion, Suzanne. I don’t mind Emme as Lulu. I liked her better as Abby Carlton/Newman. But, I must agree with Alan, Bree would have been a better choice for either role.
To each his/her own.

dmr
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dmr

Emme plays the role as an annoying little sister, IMO. Helena was right when she called Lulu insipid. Dante and Lulu have zero chemistry, IMO, since Lulu was recast. I just don’t see any chemistry or spark with any actors/characters that Emme interacts with..

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Bree would have great as Lulu. I like Emmy alright but she was never Lulu to me. I still miss Julie’s Lulu.
You know who would have been a great Maxie recast? The actress who plays Amy. Yeah, I know she’s not the right body type but she has that frantic Maxie essence going for her.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I can see your point on the one hand, Rhonda. The actress who plays Amy is actually very pretty and has Maxie’s old persona. Hate to say it but if she lost weight…she’d probably be a knockout and could fill Maxie’s shoes if need be. But on the other hand I think they’ve matured Maxie. Perhaps it coincided with Kristen’s personal troubles but the old one is long gone. She’s older now so I’m not sure if that “frantic essence” would suit her now. Fun, yes. Frantic…the only character that’s held that role for so long is Lucy. 😉

Steve
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Steve

@Rhonda and @Rebecca1 Yes, Amy does have many of Maxie’s former qualities. However, watching Amy shows how far Maxie and KS have grown through the years. Long time viewers will recall it took a while to accept KS as Maxie, since Robyn Richards had the role since childhood. The character has truly grown through the years. I’m glad they didn’t do a temporary recast this time. If this show is to continue into another generation, the three key legacy characters are Michael, Lulu and Maxie. Robin will pop in from time to time, and perhaps we’ll see another Lucky someday,… Read more »

mike
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mike

The return of Max Holden? Hope so he was a fun character with multiple layers expertly played by James.

Steve
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Steve

Yes, the GH canvas is quite full of characters over 50, but if JdP is indeed Jeff, may Elizabeth’s never before seen mother please be played by Fiona Hutchinson!

Suzanne
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Suzanne

I love Fiona Hutchinson. I quit watching OLTL when she left.

Steve
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Steve

When she returned to marry Asa, with her first appearance under the bridal veil, that was a great soap moment!

I don’t remember who was head writer at the time of Gabrielle’s murder, but she should never have been killed off. That Music Box Serial Killer storyline drained so much energy from the show. On soaps, nothing good comes from music boxes!

Tamara
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Tamara

Liz’s mom, yeah we need to see her mother, Beth Chamberlin, Kimberlin Brown, are my choices!

Steve
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Steve

I chose Hutchinson since she has proven chemistry with JdP. Chamberlin is good, but maybe a bit young. Frank would never hire Brown.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

This is exciting news! I am unfamiliar with his work on OLTL so I’m not sure where or how Max Holden would fit in on GH, but I’ve heard good things about this actor so I’m willing to give him a shot. I hope he’ll play an already established character, like Jeff Webber, or maybe another Cassadine? I could see him as a recast Stefan, back from the dead. But what I’m really hoping for is GH to scoop up Vincent Irizzary and bring David Hayward to Port Charles! There are so many story possibilities for him, like starting up… Read more »

Patricio
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Patricio

What a treat! People forget that for years he was the center of OLTL! A gifted actor, mixing comedy with heartbreak. Always wondered why he was never put back on the canvas. Remember Argentina and the falls! Angel square!

JoAnn
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JoAnn

Love it. Miss him from OLTL. Can’t wait for Max or whatever character he will plsy. Great actor.

Marc
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Marc

Max was not my favorite but if there is Llanview blood on the set . I will watch GH

Alan
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Alan

James DePaiva is a great actor and was part of some classic OLTL storylines with Tina Lord and Gabrielle Medina when Peggy O’Shea was writing that show.

Unfortunately Jean and Shelly are writing GH so I have little hope that his stay will be a long one which is a shame because the show could use a sexy mature man (with no mob ties) to sweep Ava off her feet.

Chris Cassidy
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Chris Cassidy

I really don’t care what role he plays, only that he will be returning to soaps. I simply LOVE James. I hope you give him a LONG role that will keep him in Port Charles. Yayeeeee!

Lisa Z
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Lisa Z

When did he last appear on OLTL? Maybe it was 10 or 15 years before it was cancelled. I know he was popular in the 80s, but I don’t remember him being on the show too much after that. I don’t think this would get many OLTL viewers to tune in.

Steve
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Steve

I remember reading that JdP was disappointed not to be asked back for the final few months of OLTL. With Al, Gabrielle and Luna all killed off, Max’s ties to the canvas were limited.

Alan
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Alan

Max last appeared when he came back for Asa’s funeral in 2007 and tried to convince Blair to go back to Argentina with him where he was raising the twins he had with Luna.

fginaspy
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fginaspy

The GH daily post introducing James DePaiva had no audio . I clicked on other daily videos and heard audio.

I’d rather see Robert Newman as Jeff Webber than James DePaiva. However, I’ll keep an open mind.

fginaspy
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fginaspy

Here’s a good laugh. I do not have my hearing aids in. No wonder why I can’t hear Frank V. talking. I’ll check back when I have my HAs on.

Deborah L Estes
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Deborah L Estes

I know right! Yes. Now how would leave Todd? Franko.?????

Allen Saint James
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Allen Saint James

He was great as Max Holden and ive missed seeing him. I thought he should have brought in during the last stretch of Oltl. Putting Max in story with Tina and Cord

Timmm
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Timmm

One question, I see a lot of excitement over this ex-OLTL star, its happened before with other ex-soap stars. Why hasnt the ratings been through the roof? It doesnt work. This is GH. Leave it be GH!

Patrick
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Patrick

“thank you” Timmmm

because…

I really

want, to

examine

Roger Howarth
Michael Easton
Billy Miller

these guys are dead; lay waste ; dead

come on

move it

recasts or vets or brand name still work

let’s get it worked cause meat SEX most ; worked

Patrick
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Patrick

Roger Howarth, ex OLTL… famous brand name Michael Easton, ex OLTL.. famous brand name Billy Miller, ex Y&R … famous brand name these men do not generate much sex appeal Franco is dud… after so many opportunities to appeal to the audience… will never work. I truly could see Todd coming back.. that’s all he has left. I like that fans like Franco and Liz… and that’s because I LOVE Rebecca Buddig.. she works everything. Michael Easton – the writers cannot salvage Finn and Hayden… who cares that she’s preggers… who can she share that with… that any one will… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

I think the explanation for the ratings not going through the roof when stars from other shows join GH is because viewers tune in hoping to see their favorites actually being featured in well written stories and instead get The Saint Sonny Hour and tune back out.

Dave
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Dave

Please let it be max. He was sooooo good in that role

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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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