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Rebecca Herbst shares her story of her firing & un-firing at GH!

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Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Finally what many fans have waited for, a chance to hear directly from Rebecca Herbst on what went down behind-the-scenes a few months ago at General Hospital when the powers-that-be told the talented actress she had been let-go as Elizabeth Webber.  Of course later what transpired was an amazing fan backlash which seemed to have saved Herbst’s job!

In the new issue of ABC Soaps In Depth, Herbst told the publication on the firing, “It was surreal,” she recalls of that fateful Friday meeting with the show’s executives in which she was told the news. “I didn’t see it coming.” Elizabeth was the odd woman out in three romantic triangles, and is in the middle of a paternity issue between two brothers which is why the firing was a shocker to her. “That’s why it did take me by surprise,” she says with a sigh.

Well, Rebecca is front and center on GH starting today with the beginning of the Jake hit and run, and the aftermath! Stay tuned.

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Saher M
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Saher M

I am happy Becky is staying. I am really sad about this Jake storyline, but I know that there are going to be some power-house performances coming out of this, not only from Becky, but the rest of the GH cast involved in this, as well. That’s the reason I’m watching it.

lkirky
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lkirky

i think it’s great rebecca is staying it’s really sad the story line with jake! i hope all turns out o.k. he is a beautiful little boy! i just hope liz ends up with lucky and not jason! liz and lucky are soul mates they have a long history together! the reason aidan is really there son together says it all! th at is what is called fate! like jason and sam belong together i hope to see jason and sam have a baby of there own! maybe once for a change something happy will occur for those 2 as… Read more »

r/p/o
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r/p/o

I’m really upset that this chick gets to stay and other great actors or put on recurring status! What a bunch of bull! Her character was useless anyway. Instead of getting rid of Jake by a hit and run why not ELizabeth. Lucky & Siobhan could raise the kids.

Saher M
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Saher M

I just wanted to say again, that I am so happy that Becky is staying.

felicia
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felicia

I am so glad that Becky is staying her character is an integral part of GH history

Chris
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Chris

After seeing Becky’s performance on Friday I would think someone bumped their head the day they fired her…so glad they got it right!!

kay killgore
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kay killgore

I just wanted to add I think the reason that Jason & Liz had so many fans was the tasteful smoking hot love scene that created Jake. That was want did it for me ! Romantic at heart! A love that can never be makes fans want more! Sadly it is gone thanks RH & SB for the memories!

Kathie Simmons
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Kathie Simmons

Jason and Liz did not have some many fans, if they did they would have been together long before Courtney/Sam.Liason only have fans on paper and thats due to Richard/Ryan pimping.Trust me if they had the fans,sshe would be with Jason.Sam got tied down, simply because they have chemistry and they are hot together and not boring.When JJ couldn’;t deal with Liz anymore, and R&R had her 6 fans whining for Jason and making up stuff in putting it in those mags and pimping the character, she should be on Broadway by now!Paper pimp ain’t good and thats all Liason… Read more »

arden
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arden

ugh…..enough already with the “we love rebecca herbst & her character Liz” already!!! I can’t take it anymore. i have never disliked a character more in my entire time watching abce soaps. and i’ve been watching them for 22 years for goodness sake!! i mean Liz wasn’t so bad when she first came on but these past few years, grrrrrrrr i’ve been praying for her to be killed off or fired and finally that day came ….. only for stupid idiot people to freak out and get her un-fired!!!! why???????????// why????????/ she is a two-faced character who has done nothing… Read more »

Erica Johnston
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Erica Johnston

The powers that be at GH should know that we have literally grown up with Rebecca as Elizabeth. We love her!! I didn’t even know that was going on til now. Maybe they should think about the characters that we cherish so dearly, and give them the great story lines. Instead of bringing back characters from the past that I/we absolutely hate. As in… A.J. Quartermaine, Heather Webber, Fasion. Get that hideous Connie Falconari off, and leave her as Kate. I personally hate A.J. and Heather so much, sometimes I can’t watch the show when their on.

Kathie Simmons
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Kathie Simmons

Why the hell you do people keep whining about Jake? Jake was a bastard and nothing more.Liason was so bhot to get her into the Q’s they should have whin about that when AJ was on GH.Liz cannot do couples. the best she have ever been was with Lucky(JJ)and it wasn’t because of her skills but his!You fans get her thrown out there and get ran over by someone who can do it better.Liz needs to stop defending on everyone to get her ocer because, its going to happen she will get fired and no one is going to help… Read more »

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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