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On World AIDS Day, Kimberly McCullough Shares Heartfelt Message On The Powerful Story Of GH's Robin & Stone

With the recent passing of soap opera scribe, Claire Labine, who created the love story of Robin and Stone on General Hospital back in 1995, this heartbreaking storyline was once again brought to the forefront of soap opera viewers minds.

But today on World Aids Day, December 1st, 2016, it was none other than Robin’s portrayer, Kimberly McCullough, who touched so many people via social media with her heartfelt message on the importance of this day, and to those who lost their fight to AIDS and those living with HIV.  Making it all the more powerful is that Kimberly has played Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake, a doctor living with HIV for decades with such dignity that her series of tweets were all the more impactful.

On this important day McCullough shared: “In 1995 I had the privilege of playing out a storyline on GH revolving around a young man who died of AIDS. Today I am proud to still be playing a character who is living with HIV, has a healthy daughter and a career as a doctor. The story of Robin and Stone enlightened and educated many through an emotional plot line. Let’s not forget the love and Acceptance those two characters showed us through how they loved each other. My heart goes out to anyone who has lost someone from this disease. Love and progress always #WorldAIDSDay”

Watch below the key scenes in which Stone loses his battle with HIV, with Robin there to comfort him and as those who love him find out the news of his passing.  Then share your thoughts, remembrances for this story, and those we have lost in the comment to AIDS in the comment section below.

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Best soap opera telling in forever KM shined so did the actor who played Stone our state up 7,000 in aids/HIV positive and yet we ignore and make sex just a passing thing wake up America lease!!!!

Tom
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Tom

This story continues to grab me by my heart and my eyes cannot stop crying.

su0000
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Hollymooly ! That sexy handsome young guy was Sonny! I could tell by his voice.. Whoooa I had to take a double look at him. That goes for Luke and Carly, too. HIV a serious subject, it has broken hearts of millions. A cure will come. My heart goes to all that suffered from HIV .. Not only the victim of it but the friends, families, loved ones that suffered . Heartbreaking. thankful that we’re all more informed and understanding of AIDS. But– the scene was pure heavy campy campy sappy soap drama.. Old days campy soap (I like Ron’s… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

That’s what I said to Timmm on the other thread. I could not believe that’s Sonny. W O W…..H O T !!!!!!

su0000
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heeeey CC
yes! Maurice was a hunk of everything sexy hot!!
He still is awesome.. a very handsome man in great shape too.

000hh lordy, I never want to age, physically !!

Celia
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Celia

I admit it, su; Sonny was a looker!! We all age….unfortunately. When will someone discover the real fountain of youth? I hope I will be able to age gracefully, and not resort to plastic surgery. But, who knows??
Do you stand in front of the mirror and look for wrinkles yet? I do!!!!! I am afraid of crow’s feet. LOL.

Lisa
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Lisa

I’m sitting here just bawling my eyes out – I had forgotten how powerful that storyline was.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I remember watching these scenes and breaking down. Still chokes me up to see this all over again. It really was a wonderful story that hit all the right notes.

Timmm
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Timmm

These writers today couldnt touch this story with a ten foot pole!

Kelly Publicover
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Kelly Publicover

21 years later this storyline still makes me cry. Beautifully done by Kimberley and Michael Sutton.No other story has even touched this kind of heart strings.THANK YOU KIMBERLEY & MICHAEL!

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What an amazing story it would be if it were to be revealed that the girl that slept with Stone actually wound up pregnant and never told anyone. I dont remember if the show adressed what happened to that particular escort (at least i think she was an escort)…. Stone’s child could now come back and he too could be living with HIV (he may have gotten the disease at birth). He could become a realy strong character for the show, especially if Robin would be back. Plus, with the recent death of Morgan, this character could bond even more… Read more »

Jenny
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Jenny

I remember Stone told Robin the girl he slept with was a drug addict who swapped needles and she eventually died of a drug overdose.

Addison
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Why is this scene incredibly sad without being depressing? Yes. there is a difference, abject sadness has a resolution and sense of motion which depressing scenes leave the viewers feeling bored and unsatisfied as in the case of the endless, badly paced Mourning Morgan story. The reason this scene is so sad and so well done is that it incorporates beauty, dignity and integrity into it. In addition, you see that Stone’s death had a ricocheted within the Port Charles community leaving a lasting impact on the characters’ lives. The acting was stellar and the writing was poignant, respectful and… Read more »

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GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

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Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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