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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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k/kay
k/kay

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
Tom

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

su0000
su0000

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 campy much better)
laying with a dead person gave me the creeps, but good sappy campy stuff.

Celia
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
su0000

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
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
Lisa

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

James R. Poissant
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
Timmm

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

Kelly Publicover
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!

Ghlover
Ghlover

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 with Sonny.

Jenny
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
Addison

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 realistic.
It reminds me of why I fell in love with Sonny in the first place and why Robin remains so dear to me.
Let us hope and pray that AIDS funding will not be stopped with the incoming administration, There’s no cure for AIDS yet.

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Ingo Rademacher Back To General Hospital As Jax

What a fun reveal by General Hospital and Ingo Rademacher!  And with that, look who’s coming home to Port Charles?  Hot on the heels of his stop over at The Bold and the Beautiful where he took over the role of Thorne Forrester, the GH fan favorite is back at his old stomping grounds.

In the video teaser, Jax and Carly’s (Laura Wright) last goodbye scene plays, which aired the last time Ingo was on GH, and then the camera pans to the back of a man’s head watching the TV

“Oh, come on!  Well, that can’t be the end. Cause it’s not,” says the guy.  In true soap opera fashion, the camera reveals it’s Rademacher who states: “I’m coming back to General Hospital and Jax’s legacy is going to continue in a big way. See you soon.”

So, will Jax be back in Carly’s arms or someone else’s? What will happen when Josslyn (Eden McCoy) reunites with her father?  Will Jax be involved in a major mystery? Share your thoughts on Ingo’s return to GH via the comment section below.  But first, check out the teaser video that contained this exciting cast addition announcement.

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Dominic Zamprogna Making A Return To General Hospital

After posting a photo from an empty dressing room, Dominic Zamprogna certainly had General Hospital fans interest piqued!  Turns out, Zamprogna is back shooting at the ABC daytime drama series for what it appears to be a short appearance and reprising his role as Dante Falconeri.

As fans know, Dominic departed GH in 2018, after 9 years in the role.  In the photo he posted on social media, Zamprogna is in one of GH’s temporary dressing rooms for the day.  His original dressing room was re-assigned to Josh Swickard (Chase), when Dom exited the show.

The last time viewers saw Dante was in the Sonny-centric episode; where Dante is the mobster and Sonny is by the book.

In current GH story, the character of Dante has been recently mentioned following his wife, Lulu (Emme Rylan) being stabbed by serial killer, Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom).  Dante’s parents, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) also discussed his whereabouts. Dante had gone undercover on a major case after leaving Port Charles.

From all reports, it seems that Dominic is making a short return, but it will be more than just a one-day stint.  So, stay tuned.

So, will Dante return to Lulu’s side? Do you hope Dominic’s return means more down the line? Comment below.

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TONIGHT: GH’s Maurice Benard As John Gotti In Lifetime’s ‘Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter’

Fans and colleagues of Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) have been eagerly waiting to see the General Hospital star take on the role of famous mobster, John Gotti. Well, tonight (February 9th) is the night!  Make sure to watch the Daytime Emmy-winner in Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter on Lifetime at 8pmEST/7CST.

In the log lines for the movie. it relates: “Executive produced by Victoria Gotti herself, the movie takes us deep into the world of what it was really like to grow up as the daughter of mob boss John Gotti, revealing the glamour, glitz and unique hardships of her world.  Sharing never-before-revealed stories about her life, Victoria (Chelsea Frei) tells of a sensitive child growing up with a beloved father (Maurice Benard) she worried about constantly; the tragedy of her younger brother’s death; and her turbulent romance, forbidden by her father, with the man who later became her husband.  Victoria had a front-row seat to a life the world became fascinated with, all while trying to reconcile the loving father she adored with a man the outside world was determined to bring down. . The film is based on Gotti’s book This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti.  Victoria Gotti will appear on camera narrating.

Benard spoke with ABC Soaps In Depth about taking on the role and wanting to get the performance just right, where he expressed: “That’s up to the audience to decide.  I played him like a real-life guy who’s loyal to his people and loves his family — and that’s kind of what the story is about. It’s through Victoria’s eyes and told with complete compassion.”

Photo: Lifetime

As to how playing Gotti compared to his role as Port Charles’ loveable mobster, Sonny Corinthos, Maurice added: “When I was shooting the role, I didn’t really know how different it was from Sonny. But my last day, I wrapped at about 1 in the morning in Canada, flew back and went straight to work as Sonny. I remember shooting the scene and thinking, ‘Wow, Sonny’s in about second gear, Gotti’s in about fourth or fifth gear!’ It’s two different energies.”

Check out the promo for tonight’s Lifetime Movie starring Maurice as John Gotti below, and the let us know if you will be watching, and if you caught it, what you thought of Maurice’s performance, and the movie via the comment section below.

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