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REPORT: Have GH's Contract Negotiations With Rebecca Herbst Hit A Rough Patch? Are Sony and DAYS Waiting In The Wings?

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One of General Hospital’s front burner and most popular stars, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) is currently in contract negotiations with the ABC daytime drama series.

However, a report surfaced on Monday via Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens that indicates talks between the actress and the soap have hit an impasse and have stalled.

But that’s not all, a Sony insider revealed to DC, that Days of our Lives is very interested in bringing Becky to the Salem canvas.

Herbst began her GH career in 1997 as the daughter of Jeff Webber (Richard Dean Anderson).  Over the past 12 months, Rebecca has been front and center delivering emotional performances as Elizabeth has her once believed-to-be-dead love of her life,  Jason (Billy Miller) back in the mix of her life, as well as her once believed-to-be-dead young son, Jake (James Nigbor).

So, are you hoping GH and Rebecca can reach terms so she stays put?  What would you think of DAYS getting the talents of Rebecca? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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

At Days she could be Nicole.s sis Taylor but just work it out at GH and stay there!

Tay
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Tay

Or Stephanie Johnson… a little old maybe but I could see her doing well paired w/ Johnson & Evans.

Tori
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Tori

I have gotten so fed up with Elizabeth and her machinations and manipulations… and NO consequences for this last stunt of hers (keeping Jason to herself) for a year… knowing full well he had a wife and son waiting for him, longing for him, to come home to them. She needs to be sent packing… and take her boys with her.

Phil
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Phil

Interesting, I wonder who she will play on DAYS if she jumped ship! I like Becky and all, but would rather DAYS bring Kassie DePaiva back!

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

Nicole’s sister Taylor?

Phil
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Phil

I feel like we have been there done that with Taylor. I don’t think she really has a place on the canvas right now. Like I said, I would rather Kassie DePaiva come back!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s another good candidate, Jimmy.

Patrick
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Patrick

absolutely…. Kassie DePaiva , would be above and beyond , repair any and all damage to the shows liveliness

Kassie DePaiva generates bubbly; an exuberance; and love for this genre… twofold

her peers and HUGE fan following equate such herald

magnanimous woman

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Amen too you Patrick, Kassie is a wonderful lady. Days made a huge mistake, in firing Kassie. She is a classy, sassy wonderful actress. I hope we see Kassie on another soap soon. Also I love your comments on this website, you always make my day better when I read your comments. I am a regular here too.

Tori
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Tori

I’d rather see Kassie come back to Salem. She was not treated fairly by being fired. There was no rhyme or real reason for it… unless… and heaven forbid… that it was to make way for Herbst???? Lord, I hope not. That would be adding insult to injury!!

BRING KASSIE BACK!

Patsy L Calhoun
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Patsy L Calhoun

Yeah Days was a fool for losing Kassie she’s a great actress please get Rebecca off of my soap GH I can’t and never did like her she is Whiny,Needy and Drama please keep her if you get her..ohhh but what would her boys do without a father they have 3 different Dads I was a single parent after I divorced my Sons Dad and we were fine..

Mister Media
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Mister Media

I love General Hospital. It is my soap. I would love to see Rebecca stay put. However, I can see from her point of view why she might want to move along at this point. She’s an obvious fan favorite but the writers continue to serve her character poorly. She’s a capable actor. I like the recent scenes with her and Roger Howarth. Liz needs a real romance however and not a dysfunctional situation. Imagine if the writers had done what they should have and put her and Patrick together when Robin left. The drama upon Robin’s return would have… Read more »

abby
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abby

I have to agree…I think GH would be absolutely foolish to let Becky walk…she is such an amazing actress…they should realize that from the last time they let her go and the outcry of all her fans to bring her back. she plays her part well enough that the fans are hating the character of Liz which Becky brings to life. that shows how well she does what she is paid to do…perhaps with her being on the front burners as long as she has she is entitled to a raise..she puts her heart and soul into Liz..ABC AND GH… Read more »

Angie
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Angie

Recast the role and let her go.

J
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J

I concur, I want Rebecca to stay on GH. However, she has been on GH longer than Kelly Monaco and Laura Wright yet the producers/writers haven’t given Rebecca her due. Good for Rebecca if she can get a better deal elsewhere and shame on GH if they let her go!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Should bring back Lucky for her.

Vicki
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Vicki

You are SO right. I hate to tell all the naysayers out there but Elizabeth is from one of the core GH families and Rebecca has hit it out of the park with her acting. The FANS saved her when the idiots who run the show tried to fire her. If they can OVERPAY certain folks and give them just scenery to chew on (We ALL know who those folks are) then they can pay Rebecca. They just brought on several characters in the past year (and even brought folks back) who they didn’t have to pay her what she… Read more »

Harry 1
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Harry 1

The news is out–Rebecca is leaving. GH has managed to lose a double winner–a legacy character who is still young. On top of that, RH is an amazingly gifted actress with an ethereal and unique beauty. I don’t feel Lizzy can be re cast.
And executive producer Nathan Varni private messaged a fan detailing the private contract negotiations. Divulging the aforementioned details is unheard of and is most unprofessional and now Nathan’s private message is all over Twitter.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Wow, Harry. Is it crystal clear that the Varni message is legitimate? I know Twitter messages can sometimes turn out to be faked. If it’s legit, I have to agree with you—how incredibly unprofessional. Sounds like an early attempt at damage control to me; if so, may it backfire royally.

Very sorry to hear that RH is leaving; her performances have always been a bright spot even when Liz has been behaving badly. I hope TPTB realize, at some level, that with the mob-tied characters multiplying, there are fewer and fewer characters worth caring about.

Dan S
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Dan S

Let’s hope they can work things out. Although the way they write for our modern day Jessie Brewer, maybe she has had it too and on to greener pastures like someone else who is now on Y&R. I love the character and the actress and losing her would be a horrible loss for GH. I can think of a lot of characters I wouldn’t mind not seeing, but Elizabeth is not one of them!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Elizabeth Webber should be a constant front-burner character. And we should have more of her family present. Never liked how they wrote out of some the others. Miss Herbst is perfect in the role and deserves to be treated right. But this is show business!

jeanne sokolowski
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jeanne sokolowski

I agree Rebecca is a great actress !!! I love her at GH and they are not treating their core characters like they should… If they lose her it would be a huge mistake!

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I actually disagree about Elizabeth, the character. The actress, Rebecca Herbst, is excellent IMO & always does a great job. But, the character is so one-note, so joyless, that her storylines are derivative year after year after year. I wouldn’t be surprised if the “negotiation” snag may be that GH really wants to keep her & RH is just bored & wants to leave & do something else. RH & Alison Sweeney have a lot in common. They both came on to soaps when they were very young, played the same character for decades & built their careers in one… Read more »

Harry 1
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Harry 1

Kansas Guest, I agree that the writing for Lizzy has been rather abysmal and joyless, but does it not speak volumes about how good the actress is that she has managed to rise above it?
Yes, it would be nice to see Lizzy happy–not dwelling on Jason anymore and moving on with her life.
Besides, we all know Lucky was the true love of her life, not Jason.

su0000
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su0000

lol poor Receca is probably sleeping!
It would do her well to try something different, even if a change to Days..
No actor should spend their best days in a soap..
Every human needs to explore and grow..
being with any soap for near a lifetime is not cool.
Go Rebeca!! do something different, be alive again in starting a different life..

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Weirdo..lol

Harry 1
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Harry 1

Ha! Dave, you sound like my sons. You crack me up just like they do.
Listen, if they lose RH, our Miss Lizzy, they will lose a boat load of viewers.
And I will be the first one on that boat.
She’s a gem and an underrated one at that,

Patrick
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Patrick

that would be easy to say… had the networks had a stronghold on all shows the employment promise was that much more she has a young family… don’t we all…. putting it in perspective…. I want this lady on my telee she belongs in my orbit ! DAYS needs to be renewed for another 2 years…. Rebecca Herbst as an ingénue ; chanteuse ; vixen; hardened ; come hither; you name it… is she ??? a repressed woman charged ?!?! so much more than a sweet depend upon waits her turn and takes whatever the end result on Liz as… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

What an insult to actors that spent their lives bringing to life wonderful characters that anchored their show. Not sure what your definition of “cool” is, but I think Erika Slazek, Susan Lucci, and Jeanne Cooper are some of the coolest people I’ve ever seen.

Patsy L Calhoun
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Patsy L Calhoun

Me too I loved these women wish they would have kept All my Children and One life to Live on but the shows got boring and lost ratings and were taken off as these writers are doing GH I hope not it is the only one I have been watching for 50+ years they have changed so many characters kill them off bring them back with different people that u have to get to know all over again but kept the bad ones as Rebecca I can’t stand her or Brenda glad she’s gone and Robin I’m glad she’s gone… Read more »

SZima
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SZima

How would moving from one soap to another be “trying something different?”
She’s already probably spent her “best days” on a soap, and will probably spend the rest of her “lifetime” on soaps.

She’s done nothing but soaps for 18 years, so maybe she’s not interested in anything else. Besides, she appears to be the primary wage earner in her household, so a steady job is a good thing.

AJ
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AJ

Interesting timing of her statement posted the other day – her thanking her fans. Regardless of how people feel about her character, Becky is a good actress and her character has a lot of history with the show. People complain about all the new characters. This is an actress and character that ABC should keep on the show.

Vicki
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Vicki

Amen AJ, ABC needs to be smart here. Losing her would leave a huge hole-They have NO female actor on the show in this age range that acts like she does.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agreed!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Given Days’ penchant for bringing in big soap names and then abandoning them a year or so later (see: Melissa Archer, Kassie De Paiva, Daniel Cosgrove), I think RH would be wise to stick with GH. As much as I dislike the writing for Elizabeth, I am not sure RH would fare any better at Days. At least at GH, she’s a known quantity, and TPTB are quite aware that she has a following and a fairly vocal fan base. It’s no guarantee of continued employment, but it does shift the odds a bit in the right direction.

SZima
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SZima

Well said! I also think she’d be crazy to move on.

Melissa
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Melissa

Very good point. They drop people as soon as they arrive, plus DOOL always seems on the verge of cancellation.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Michael: great point; great post.

Dee 1
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Dee 1

I love Days ,but you have a point they have a bad habit of bringing on actors from other soaps, and getting rid of them in less than a year. I think she would be better off sticking with GH.

LVForward
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LVForward

Could Rebecca Herbst be the NEW Abigail?? Works for me.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

She’s twenty years too old to be the new Abigail. Zoinkers.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

That said, it IS amazing that viewers could actually envision such. If GH lets Becky go, that is a public statement that FV just isn’t interested in sustaining
any legacy around it at all. He just wants to make sure that other soaps’ stars get to come in and take over

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

She doesn’t look 20 years too old, though. She has impeccable skin from staying away from the sun and she still has her 20-something body.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

God now, could you imagine her as the daughter of Melissa Reeves’ Jennifer? No way.

Patrick
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Patrick

that would be another horror show unto itself

we Need Melissa Reeves salary… for Rebecca Herbst or Kassie DePaiva

CeeCee
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CeeCee

No, I do not. It would be a travesty…Rebecca playing Melissa’s daughter?
I laugh each time I think of Kelly Monaco playing William DeVry’s daughter. (GH)….8 years apart.
Let’s keep it a little realistic here.

vinman
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vinman

That would totally work…..and with Chad….sami&ej part II….would definitely build ratings.But please get rid of 5-6month taping schedule.

Evan
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Evan

Yes I agree with you, make Rebecca the new Abigail.

Harry 1
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Harry 1

I don’t think RH would fit as Abby for about a million different reasons.
I think she should be Mackenzie recast on Y&R. Mac is Katherine Chandler’s granddaughter. Mac was a lovely brunette whose first love was Billy Abbott.
She was a good person, albeit flawed–she would be about thirty-five or so right now.
I always thought Lizzy had great chemistry with Patrick. Would it not be interesting to see RH as Mac stirring things up with Billy now that Jason Thompson is playing him. I could see her going toe to toe with Victoria.

Tay
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Tay

I’m thinking if they are smart they will cast her as Stephanie Johnson. I could see her doing well paired w/ Mary Beth Evans, Nichols, & that kid playing Joey. Much prefer that to another new “Serena” style character on Days. That said, I hate the recent writing for Liz but wish the character would stick around – with the right writing.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Isn’t Stephanie about the same age as Abigail?

Tay
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Tay

Elizabeth, your probably right. I was thinking she was older. Technically, she should be closer to Sami’s age than Abigail but when they brought her back in 06 she was around Abby’s age. My bad. Then of course EJ shouldn’t have been much older than Will, lol.

Jenn
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Jenn

This is a disappointing state of affairs for GH when contract negotiations with a 17 year vet and popular actress turns sour. It feels like GH has it’s priorities screwed up. How does something like this even happen?

Justin
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Justin

you’re onto something. There should be no question that she should stay put!

Tristan
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Tristan

This also happened with Jason Thompson. It is indefensible, short-sighted, insulting, and stupid. Becky is a gem. Just write for her! They may not realize it, but Liz is a mainstay at the hospital. When there are scenes at the hospital we instinctively expect to see her. Without BH, not ONE nurse character, or a nurse character on contract. And yet…and yet…character number 4 for Michael Easton.

Timmm
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Timmm

Jenn, I see this as nothing more than a plant by her agent to get fans riled up and cement Rebecca with a new, fat contract on GH! ie, she aint goin nowhere!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I think you’re right, Timmm. Firstly, there’s just too much going on with the Liz/Jason/Sam/Jake storyline. It would be too ineffective to continue without her if they decapitate the story at this stage.
It wouldn’t be very judicious of TPTB to stop rowing mid-stream.
No one can play Miss Lizzie like Rebecca, anyway. Later.

Vicki
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Vicki

They have the CASH to bring Easton back-She has been there for 18 years-PAY HER, give her a story and shut up. If FV NEEDS to have Jason with Sam let him-They can be the happy boring married couple on the back burner-Let Elizabeth have her own story so Rebecca can be the actress we all know she is.

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Timmm, I agree.

She is not going anywhere and this will be resolved quickly. Liz’s redemption arch was just launched this week and Herbst is a leading lady again on GH. Herbst leaving back in the 2010-2014 years might have made sense cause she was demoted to supporting status but right now she’s topping the episode counts every month. Liz is one of those rare characters who moves the needle and GH isn’t going to let her get away but this media leak is nothing but a negotiation ploy to rile up her fans. It worked before and will work again.

Jenn
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Jenn

I don’t see that at all. Sorry but Becky has never been known to be adifficult actress. Neither was Jason Thompson for that matter but for whatever reason GH is getting it done as far as negotiations with their popular young hospital vets go. If she were playing a Corinthos or her 4th character in fours years, I doubt there would even be a need for contract negotiations. This says so much about the twisted priorities of those in charge. GH should never have gotten to the point where they lost one of there two lone hospital contract characters and… Read more »

carlos
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carlos

Almost 20 yr vet.. Becky joined GH in 1997.. They need to keep her.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I think Jamey Gidden is onto something….. his twitter was

“lowball the GH vets = more $$$$ for stars from other soaps”….

The reality is, as many commented upon when ME’s return was announced, that TPTB don’t care about what GH ever was. They just want “a soap” on in the afternoon where they can throw former soap legends up against the wall like wet toilet paper and see what sticks. And as far as the cost of the wet toliet paper, well that’s on the backs of beloved GH vets whom people like FV couldn’t care less about.

Ces
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Ces

No, i would be happy if she left.

carrie
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carrie

Me too!

Harry 1
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Harry 1

Oh, you Jasam fans just seem to have a disconnect when it comes to separating the character from the actress.
Really, you all sound like a bunch of nut cases.

Ces
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Ces

🙂 Even yesterday during Sam & Jason’s one moment in the hospital, and there she is like a bad penny lurking in the background. Oh please leave!!!

Justin
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Justin

One bad bump in story-telling for a character should not negate the years of joy this character has brought so many. I encourage you to watch scenes of Lucky and Elizabeth when they were young.

Tristan
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Tristan

If this was management’s plan all along, it seems to have worked: totally destroy a major legacy character to the point that viewers hate her. Hate her so much that there will be little backlash when letting her go. Despicable. And shameful. And yes, Harry 1, the Jasam fans and this and other boards are out of control. One board has a thread entitled “I Want Liz Killed,” with a lot subscribing to this. It is a notoriously anti-Liz, pro-Sam board. Unfortunately, the Sam and Jasam fans have made me dislike the character of Sam, and Jasam. But, unlike the… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

You are assuming I have not seen those scenes with Lucky? I have and I do not care for her character.

Vicki
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Vicki

I am guessing that you did not see her rape scenes. I can understand why you can dislike her character but Sam and Carly BOTH have done just as bad of things and that was ok..Heck even Laura in her heyday was NO saint. Carly and Laura BOTH have multiple children w multiple fathers..Alexis does too…

Ree
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Ree

They are out of their effing mind if they don’t do EVERYTHING in their power to keep her.

Patrick
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Patrick

Thanks Ree

effing, plus

can you imagine watching – just – Jason and Sam – ????

this story would dive faster than… and take GH ratings…. and spiral

Harry 1
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Harry 1

and Sam’s mumbling would turn into a puff cloud and meander into the corner of a room like a wayward bubble until it just popped quietly.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Harry 1
The above comment is possibly the funniest visual my brain could ever generate. It is just too humorous to describe…I am at a loss for words. You slay me Harry.

Tristan
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Tristan

Harry, I have to comment on your comment. Hysterical and very intriguingly visual. Both Sam and Jason mumble to the point where we may need captions. But to be fair, in Kelly M’s case it is because of a severe hearing loss. She maintains that level so that she doesn’t go into shouting mode.

Darla
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Darla

How does something like this get out so fast? Who does it benefit?

For me personally, Liz has become intolerable. I deleted Friday’s show from my DVR unwatched after reading a recap online because it was All About Liz. I’m sorry, I can’t the character. If this is true I just hope there is no recast. Bring back Lucky for a week to give her fans their HEA and let the rest of us get some peace from this nonsense.

Tay
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Tay

I agree that if they writer her off, let her go off with Lucky.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes!

Ces
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Ces

She IS intolerable. It IS all about Liz and her stupid boys all the time. Everywhere Jason is, she turns up. I will be very happy Liz & Becky leave. Can’t go fast enough for me; maybe then, they can actually re-develop Sam & Jason’s story again!

Tristan
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Tristan

It is necessary for Miss Herbst to LOSE HER JOB, so your couple can be happy? You have taken “fandom” to a level that is just unbelievable. It isn’t her fault that GH has written this dreadful storyline. She did not write it.

Ces
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Ces

Ask me if I care Tristan? I can like or dislike anyone I choose. I am also entitled to MY opinion! If you crazy obsessed Herbst fan do not like what I have to say then do not reply to my comment.

Megan
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Megan

well a jasam redux is as boring as a liaison redux with a new actor. Personally, I am a fan of Liz and RH, the fact that you are so obsessed with Jasam as if that is the only story on GH historically says a great deal. You may not like the character, but perhaps as a fan of GH you could appreciate that she is very popular with many fans, and they are upset. You would feel the same way if Kelly Monaco left. I like both actresses, even if I am not a fan of Sam the character.… Read more »

SW
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SW

Jason and Sam = booooooring. And you sound like a complete fool, wishing a real human being ill.

Vicki
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Vicki

I understand your feelings. I agree that Liz and Sam need to have stories that are AWAY from each other. My point is that they can SIGN Rebecca Budig to a deal and they cant give Rebecca Herbst that also..ABC and GH are insane. Let Sam have Jason…..Its too bad the show will relegate them to being a boring married couple…Marriage is the kiss of death in daytime but I am sure you know that…I like your insights…I see you like your fav couple but I am fighting for fairness for an actress who has been on the show for… Read more »

Muse
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Muse

Rebecca has no say in how her character is written. It seems to me that your beef is with the writers and their storylines. The writers will write for the Sam and Jason characters as suggested by the producers, and, again, this has nothing to do with RH. Her character “keeps showing up” because that’s how the writers are writing it. Whether RH leaves or not is completely irrelevant to the Jason and Sam characters, as most likely the writers would then throw other characters into the mix.

Shannon
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Shannon

I am amazed that the last link to the Hardy legacy and the last contract nurse on a show about a hospital is fighting for her job! Becky is the consummate professional and one of the longest standing veterans on GH. They should stop at nothing to keep her especially after the JT fiasco! If Becky goes, I’m done and will follow her anywhere!

Melissa
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Melissa

You framed the problem perfectly. Without Liz it’s another nail in the coffin of the hospital. And I suppose if she leaves we will never see Audrey again. Have never understood why the writers seem to hate writing for the Liz character. They always make her overly dependent on being with a man. It’s a broken record. Wanted to gag at the Jason-saves-SAM, rushes-to-Sam’s-side scenes yesterday. I am BEYOND caring about this couple. I don’t even necessarily want Jason to go back to Liz. I just want the Sam Jason pairing to be OVER. Let them both find new romances.

Vicki
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Vicki

Amen Shannon-The show is called General Hospital and ABC seems to have lost that idea…Elizabeth is part of THE core family of the show.

Patrick
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Patrick

“… Liz and Sam need to have stories that are AWAY from each other ” valid point ….. respectively, to each lady Kelly Monaco : GH : 2003 – present Rebecca Herbst : GH : 1997 – present ??? I had no idea “Sam” has been on GH as long as she has. just had to point out.. that it’s proof positive… these two can be contract and not have any thing to do with each other…. AT ALL ! Sam….. You are married to Jason…. END OF STORY ! Liz… i’d like you to meet ; Franco; Ric ;… Read more »

Scoma60
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Scoma60

If they let Becky go then the idiots are running the asylum. She’s an 18 year vet, a legacy character and a proven asset in pairings. She sold LL2 (w/3 actors),Liason (w/2 actors),LiRic and Niz. Despite tptb regularly throwing Becky & Liz under the bus, Becky never failed to turn S#@T into gold. They won’t negotiate with Becky but can give a rudderless Budig a FOUR year contract, cow tow to Mo Benard’s every whim, and still try and make countless newbies work (Valerie,Nina,Sabrina,KiKi). Idiots! The show has only TWO contract actors on the hospital side: Patrick->now Griffin and Elizabeth.… Read more »

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Well said Scoma60!

Justin
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Justin

Agree completely! Thank you.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Couldn’t have said it better myself!

Melissa
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Melissa

I’ll still watch GH because it’s hard to turn your head away from a car accident as it’s happening. Otherwise agree with every point you made!

Patrick
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Patrick

@scoma60 your paragraph 2 really nailed it HAYDEN ! as played by Rebecca Buddig is “GIVEN” a 4 YEAR contract almost site unseen … unheard of in these trying times YET ! Rebecca Herbst is at a crossroads ???? the character of Liz is far more accessible with the chemistry with the whole CAST ————- if year 2016 goes down as the Sonny and Carly – Jason and Sam ; GH SHOW ???? it would be easier to let RH’ Liz out…??? easier to forgot what isn’t their… and that much of an easier pill to swallow ??? that accepting… Read more »

Megan
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Megan

and they should have made Buddig a legacy character, it was a stupid decision to make yet another new character. They are short on old families but there are lots of younger members they could have brought back. they have barely anyone at the hospital as pointed out, but we have innumerable Corinthos. This writing team and their executive team, Varni and Valentini, seem to have no idea what they are doing. At least Carlivati had a vision, and it worked for a while. What is their vision of the show? But at the very least, losing Becky is a… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Exactly. Nothing would have been more compelling than bringing Rebecca Budig in as Sarah Weber. She still could have been paired with Nikolas as they explored rekindling their high school romance. And she could have been a doctor, in need of money and still roped into the Cassadine ELQ thing, or not.

But Rebecca Budig would have made a fabulous Sarah Weber.

Susannah
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Susannah

If Becky leaves then I’m leaving too. I watched this shows for Scrubs and Liz, with Robin and Patrick already gone, I was hanging on by a thread anyway. If Liz is no longer on the show, my last tie to the show is cut too. 20 years of watching the show over, which is kind of sad.

Michelle
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Michelle

I hope GH and Rebecca Herbst reach an agreement. Elizabeth Webber is my favorite character and the only reason I still watch GH. If ABC is foolish enough to let this often overlooked actress go, I would be thrilled to watch her on whatever show is fortunate enough to sign her.

carrie
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carrie

Jason was not the love of her life, Lucky was. As a 40 yr fan of Gh , I would be fine if she left.

Tay
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Tay

Thank you on the Lucky part!! I feel like they tried to MAKE Jason the love of her live because Lucky was off screen & unavailable.

Muse
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Muse

The writers can have Liz find someone new – it’s rather drastic to just write the character off the show!

john
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john

Want her to stay on GH and finally be paired with TC. Nik and Liz are everything.
Days is too busy casting every out of work soap actor there is.

aria
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aria

omg this can’t be happening why o why? please it would be a big blow to loose Rebecca, please GH don’t disappoint us becky fans..

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

She would be a great addition to DAYS as Sarah Horton!

Cathy
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Cathy

As long as she isn’t the new Abigail I’m ok with her going to Days.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Patrick, Rebecca is pushing 40. Abigail is supposed to be in her middle 20’s. I hope TPTB don’t jump the age again. She would look ridiculous next to Chad. I am not being ageist, just realistic…LOL. Later.

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

Suzanne Rogers’ Maggie is so deserving of immediate family

CeeCee
Guest
CeeCee

I am so sorry, my sweet, sweet, poetic Patrick. My above post was meant for Cathy. Later.

Tay
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Tay

Sarah would be good or perhaps Stephanie. I know I’m in a minority here, but I have been hoping that Days would bring Sarah or Stephanie back with a lesbian story line, and I don’t see Becky in that role. However, that’s probably not part of Days plan for the foreseeable future and if given proper writing, she’ll do great in either role.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Yes, bring on the lesbians!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, 4ever,
I’ll appreciate Rebecca wherever she goes. But, I have gotten so used to seeing her on GH, as Liz, it will be so disappointing and discouraging not to see her at her ‘post’, pun intended, as Nurse Weber and Miss Lizzie.
Needless to say, she needs to go where the bread and butter is. Later, my friend.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Webber

CeeCee
Guest
CeeCee

Now, THAT, 4ever, makes more sense. Sarah Horton, it is. I think Rebecca is too old to play both Stephanie and Abigail; realistically, that is. But, it’s a soap. TPTB have no regard to age.
However, let’s just hope Rebecca stays put…..all speculation!

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

Sarah Brown could return with a daughter >>>> ta-da ! Lauren Boles is her beloved daughter…. LOL

Maggie and Mickey (step-father) raised Sarah… her real biological father, is Neil Curtis

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

argh! Sarah Brown = Sarah Horton

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I did not know that, Patrick.

Patrick
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Patrick

Hi Ceec: ie: Sarah Horton… I did not know that, either read it on Wiki….. argh! it’s as good enough a resource for mwah anyway… Rebecca Herbst, being courted by Sony and Days I read a thread; on Yahoo.com that are in fact courting her… and will write for her… a new character !!!!! ??? which doesn’t fit well with me at all . argh! look what happened to Melissa Archer, Sarah Brown, and well we all know that act i’m with all the posts… that to solidify a character, that much faster… an the off chance, GH really does… Read more »

Margaret
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Margaret

I would be perfectly happy for Liz to leave PC. I have never liked her and the past year has made me like her even less. Have nothing against Becky at all.

Muse
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Muse

Then your problem is with the writers, not the actress. Why should the actress leave when the problem is the writing? I don’t understand why people keep saying that, then stating they have nothing against the actress, because clearly there is some kind of disconnect going on if they think that the way to write a storyline to their satisfaction is to fire the actress!

Mika
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Mika

Hope it all works out. Days would waste the talent like so many others.

Linda
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Linda

Herbst needs to stay as her storylines have improved within the last year. I like seeing the conflict between her, Jason and Sam.

Amy
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Amy

I think it would be for the best! Fresh start, broaden her horizons. I think the character of Liz has reached a standstill. It’s always the same thing no matter who writes her. Limited character. Also too many other characters have been written ooc just to give her character some validity. I don’t mean to sound so harsh but it’s true. That means it’s time for a change! Another soap would give her a clean slate and allow her to grow. Too much has happened for this GH character to be redeemed. Before people start flipping out maybe this is… Read more »

Tristan
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Tristan

And yet Sonny and Julian – two murderers — have been redeemed. As has Nina, who stole a woman’s baby in a sickening fashion. As has that woman. As has the serial killer Franco. But Liz is…worse??????

RemyLC
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RemyLC

” too many other characters have been written ooc just to give her character some validity.” It’s the other way around. Liz has been written terribly out of character to be a foil for JaSam. It’s been clear that Varni and Valentini have pushed these fan wars to the brink. Instead of writing character-driven stories it’s this lame Betty/Archie/Veronica mess. Liz has been thrown under the bus and her history with Jason was rewritten for the worse, while Sam’s history was rewritten for the better. I’m not a shipper of either couple so I’m coming from an objective place. I… Read more »

Jennifer Cross
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Jennifer Cross

I think it’s time for her to move on from GH. Her character has done some really rotten things that many of us find in redeemable.

Shan
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Shan

Yet the stars of the show are mobsters who kill people?? Please!

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

She’s more irredeemable than those that murdered others? Or let babies be kidnapped? SMH

Tristan
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Tristan

Jennifer, “many of” you are just…I don’t know. This hate is just unbelievable. So…you’d like Becky, a mother of three, to lose her job because of poor widdle Sam and Jason? I didn’t realize Becky actually also wrote the stories. Shameful and nutty!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Truly! Compared to about half of the residents of Port Charles who are either mobsters, mobster molls, mobster wanna-bes, or mobster apologists, Liz is an absolute saint even on her most unjustifiable days.

CeeCee
Guest
CeeCee

You go, Lucy D!!!!!! I echo that!

RemyLC
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RemyLC

Sonny murdered AJ, yet tells anyone who will listen that Ava’s a cold blooded killer. His hypocrisy is unreal. Do we really want to go there with people who are irredeemable? He would be at the top of that list, yet he’s GH’s “patriarch” now. Dr. Hardy is probably rolling in his grave.

fginaspy
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fginaspy

I sure hope negotiations can continue as I would love to see RH remain on GH with the current storyline. I’ve never been able to stick with Days.

Leslie
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Leslie

Becky needs a fresh start. Liz is set on repeat, same stories, no character growth, always the interloper in an already solid couple. Maybe if she goes to DAYS, she’ll get a great story where she can use her acting skills. Imo Liz is a unless character now. Wish Becky lots of luck, on her next journey

Muse
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Muse

I think RH does a great job, considering how her character has been written. It’s not necessary to get rid of an actress because the writing isn’t to your liking! That seems unreasonable.

veronica
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veronica

I think its her time to move on. Her & lucky were the power couple for her but they ruined that. Her character has no one to be a part of. Steve & kelly fought hard to make jasam a powercouple, thats why so much love for the pair. Kelly makes it easy with billy or steve to make jasam great! I guess it might be time for becky to move on & find a new leading man to make her own powercouple.

kball
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kball

*snort* jasam is not a powercouple. It takes decades and actual acting to get to that level. The mumblers will never ever be there.

Harry 1
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Harry 1

KBall, these JASAM fans seem to have a screw loose.
They seem blithely unaware that Kelly Monaco and Rebecca Herbst actually like each other.

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

Thanks for saying that. There’s not even a relationship there–but people call them a power couple. The power seems like its permanently turned off.

Tristan
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Tristan

I think what we re seeing here is a concerted campaign on most of the soap sites by Sam and Jasam fans to overwhelm positive support of Becky.
And yes, the fact the Kelly Monaco and Becky Herbst are friends who totally support each other, is utterly lost on the fanatics fueling the Liz bashing.

Yes, Lucy D., “the power seems like it is permanently turned off,” which is why Liz is continually inserted into the mix. SHE creates the drama, not the other two.

Tristan
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Tristan

Harry, this is definitely a concerted campaign by the organized Sam/Jasam fans. They are posting their “anti-Liz campaign” Twitter tags below. Despicable. And kind of sick.

Laura
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Laura

If Becky Herbst was smart she would leave GH. Time for her to move along to better things instead of the same old recycled stories GH keeps giving her.

FlameGirl
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FlameGirl

I want her to stay! Elizabeth played by no one else but Rebecca Herbst is why I still give GH a chance. It’s been up and down, good and awful, but Becky is consistently wonderful ! #KeepBecky !

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

#KeepBecky !

Elle
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Elle

I love Becky and she is as important to Elizabeth (as her original portrayer) as Liz is to the history and legacy of GH’s origins. Becky is probably one of the least Diva like stars on GH as she is always humbled, appreciative and a team player so while GH pulled out all these strings (including purse strings) for stars and characters that are of no consequence to GH like Stafford, West, Howarth amongst a parade of new characters who are just random, unfamiliar faces and not the reasons I watch GH they have denied Becky what she has earned.… Read more »

CeeCee
Guest
CeeCee

Wow! Perfectly written post, Elle.
I had never thought about it, but Rebecca could play Chloe famously. Same body-type; expressive, beautiful face…yes, I like it!
I know you’ve been watching for a lot longer than I, so I trust what you say.
I am starting to like Liz again….but, I hope she walks a straight line and does not regress.
Later. I truly looooved your post.

Brian
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Brian

She would be great on Days if they gave her the right character and didn’t waste her talent like they did Sarah Joy Brown and a few others.

Tay
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Tay

agreed! SJB would have been a great Sarah Horton or even a cousin to the DiMera or Kiriakis family.

Joyce snyder
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Joyce snyder

Agree

Jen
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Jen

Honestly, I am shocked by this news. Rebecca Herbst has been utterly stunning this past year, portraying Elizabeth’s highs and lows to perfection, with emotionally deep material. She’s a phenomenal actress and I will be very frustrated if General Hospital lets her go. Her story right now is huge as Elizabeth deals with Jake’s emotional and physical injuries. I can’t imagine the show without Rebecca Herbst at all. She’s one of the best actresses in daytime and deserves every accolade I see her get in magazine letters and articles. She has chemistry with absolutely everyone and all of her pairings… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

beautifully said, Jenn

utterly stunning both physically and a stunning reverberating performance

show after show she yields net

what’s not to watch

SW
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SW

Jen–preach!! Couldn’t have said it better!

Vicki
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Vicki

Amen Jen, FANS need to do what we did before when they tried to fire her….

elm51
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elm51

i hope she stays on gh – she is the only connection to steve hardy on the canvas – besides dool is in a major negotiation to stay on the air right now – they have told the writer to stop writing until a new deal with nbc has been reached……………………

van
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van

Stay where , you are general hospital, is the best soap on TV now. Days of Our Lives the worst. along with the B& B and the Young and the Restless. I ‘m only watching General Hospital. so are friends of mine.
please stay where you are you have been there for a long time. please
stay we love you Liz. GH is where you belong!!!!

aynonmous
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aynonmous

Please everyone don’t believe daytime confidential, cdl, soapspy (to name a few), sorry Michael, but those sources are a bunch of $HITRAGS

Cassie
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Cassie

Celebrity Dirty Laundry know, there stuff better than Daytime confidential.

Melissa
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Melissa

I think either the actress of TPTB at GH would have denied the rumors by now if they weren’t true.

RemyLC
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RemyLC

Daytime Confidential has proven time and time again that their sources are legit. Don’t lie to the people. They have a history of being right when it comes to this type of stuff. If you don’t like the site that’s fine, but they have receipts. And I definitely believe them over some others.

Tristan
Guest
Tristan

RemyLC is right. Daytime Confidential and Jamey Giddens are totally legitimate. Jamey has great sources and he uses them honorably.

Brenda irvin
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Brenda irvin

I want her to stay she plays Elizabeth Weber good don’t watch DOOL.

agendagirl
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agendagirl

I would be ok with Elizabeth being killed off and going on the other soap. Seems like a neat way to tie things up.

Colleen McEntee
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Colleen McEntee

I want Rebecca to stay. Elizabeth is my favorite character on GH. She one of the few reasons I still watch & without her, I don’t think I will continue.

Gloria Zimmerman
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Gloria Zimmerman

I think she Rebecca would do great work on Days!!!! Let her spread her wings!

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

Oh Rebecca, spread your wings! You are not appreciated at ABC/GH. You have more talent in your little pinky than most have in their entire body.

RemyLC
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RemyLC

So they can bring back Michael Easton for his 1,485th role but can’t find a way to keep Becky? She’s the last remaining member of GH’s original core family. I guess the Hardy lineage doesn’t matter when they have their new core, the Corinthos clan. Ugh.

Shan
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Shan

And they wonder why ratings are atrocious.

Trudy
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Trudy

Becky’s Liz is the heart and soul of GH. She spins gold out of terrible OOC stories . Frank V should stop hiring stars from other shows and pony up the money to keep one of GH’s real stars.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

GH needs to settle business with Rebecca, because Liz would have to be recasted, and that would be a challenging role to recast after Rebecca having occupied the role with GH for such a long run. However, DAYS may be a much needed departure for Rebecca; it all depends on what Rebecca wants and desires. I will support her discussion either way. For GH, it would be a huge loss, however, Rebecca never seems to get decent story and where’s her Emmy love??? Maybe, a new role with DAYS will be best for this extremely talented thespian. I love Liz… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Look the girl is not Meryl Streep. .she heard the Days rumor and or had already been approached. .Days is on the bubble. .GH is being penned by infamous show killers. .I hardly see this as a hold your breath situation on this 4 show only canvas. ..she’d do well to stay put. .a big name could replace her and we’d be saying RH who. ..the days of irreplaceable are long gone in daytime

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

you speak the absolute truth @dav

the business of being in daytime is so limited… employment wise

actors just can’t upend themselves and land in far more equitable positions, as it were… inasmuch as they deserve to be big time

she’s one of the gems nevertheless in this genre that deserve respect and lauded for what she brings to the table canvas and cast

Johnny
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Johnny

The rumor I heard today, was that NBC wanted to cancel Days 2 years ago and replace it with a talk show. Update tonight I heard on the radio that Days might get picked up for 1 or 2 years. Hoping for the best.

Paul Grabsky
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Paul Grabsky

GH needs to keep this very talented address. Rebecca brings so much emotion to the show and her fans.
STAY REBECCA STAY! PLEASE!

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

#KeepRebecca !

toscanti
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toscanti

GH made this mistake once before when JFP was at the helm, it did bode well with fans then and it won’t bode well now. Personally, I’m tired of the soap hopping between the writers, executive producers, and the actors. Enough is enough!

Rosanne
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Rosanne

I would really hate to see her leave her role as Elizabeth.. That would be really bad for GH.. However Inwatch Days too.. And as long as they give her a good role she would be a great addition over there too.. Just have to be careful because the other rumor floating around is that the writers were told to stop writing scripts because Days has yet to be renewed ..

Wendy
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Wendy

Yes I heard that to, lets pray that Days gets renewed.

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

“…lets pray that Days gets renewed ”

I am praying for this show to be renewed, minimally… for 2 years, plus

that all these people associated with; affiliated with; who help produce this show

CELEBRATE WITH US : THE FANS

Melly
Guest
Melly

I’m a huge fan so I will follow her wherever she goes, but I’d rather she not go to DOOL. There is not one actor I’m interested in seeing her paired with in that soap. I’m down for a SB and RB reunion on Y&R, but don’t see that happening. Whoever gets her will be lucky.

Shannon McJet
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Shannon McJet

True BH is on the frontt burner, but she is definitely not popular!I wish her luck!

kball
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kball

Not popular? There couldn’t be a less true statement. I think it should be fairly obvious to anyone, and everyone, at this point that Rebecca Herbst and Liz have some if the most passionate and large fan bases on a soap period. She is one of the longest running characters on GH and has a massive fan base. Don’t underestimate that. It’s happened before and it ended with ABC looking idiotic and having to rehire her.

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

@kball

“thank you” for all you’ve said

just have to gavel

Rebecca Herbst and Liz have some if the most passionate and large fan bases on a soap period.

dang!

Harry 1
Guest
Harry 1

Kball, there is no reasoning with the irrational JASAM fans.
I think their mother ship is sending them messages again.

Shan
Guest
Shan

She is easily the most popular actress on GH with fans.

Justin
Guest
Justin

Not popular? GH endured a huge backlash a few years ago when Bob Guza wanted to kill off Elizabeth. I suspect if she goes, many many viewers will follow.

Tristan
Guest
Tristan

Harry, not only irrational but organized. I am unfamiliar with most of these posters. At most, stories about Becky on this site generate one or two negatives. This avalanche is clearly a concerted effort by the Jasam fans, who are flooding the soap boards with their vitriol.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Factual correction (that doesn’t affect the gist of people’s points being made here): The edict to kill off Liz (actually, I thought they were going to have her have a nervous breakdown and get carted off permanently to the psych ward and not killed off, but I might misremember that) came from Brian Frons (who did not like the character or the actress, apparently), not from JFP (as somebody above said) and not from Guza—both of whom were guilty of some very bad decisions while they were at GH, but the Becky/Liz situation was not one of them.

aria
Guest
aria

your clueless, every popular actor has their haters, but believe when i say she’s more popular then not, so you clearly are clueless and not familiar with the fan base or else you would know she’s one of the top stars, just look at soap in depth where she’s constantly on the top of the a stress list.

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous

She is not I agree! I mean seriously? lol she’s talented but she’s no Tony Geary and not the best on the show. Also the fact this is happening a second time speaks volumes. Shes been hanging on by her teeth for a LONG time it’s time for someone over at GH to grow a pair and let her go! This character of Liz is spent. Let her try something new and believe me she will be fine. The last time when it announced she was let go prematurely it was her husbands doing! I’m assuming the same is happening… Read more »

Tristan
Guest
Tristan

Another Jasamer, I presume. I will give you all credit for being incredibly well organized in your hate campaign.

Darla
Guest
Darla

Yeah. I personally believe these kind of stunts, along with her, let us say, dedicated (ahem) fan base, make it more and more unlikely another soap would pick her up. I’ll tell you I would drop dead of shock if she landed at Y & R. Not happening. They don’t need any part of that drama. MAYBE Days…

Mary SF
Guest
Mary SF

Days has in the past woefully misused big names in soaps so I don’t know if she would be better off there. But right now it sounds more like a gossip item planted out there to make ABC think they might lose her if they don’t snap her up now and give her whatever the issue is that is stalling talks with her. Personally I hope she stays with GH.

Tara
Guest
Tara

GH and Becky Herbst need to come to an agreement on her contract. Her character is enmeshed into several families. The Liz character’s children are also tied to a couple of families as well. Jake is in a front burner storyline, for starters. The other children can be in their own storylines as well.

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ABC Previews General Hospital’s Halloween Episode

Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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Gregory Harrison Is The New Gregory Chase On General Hospital

General Hospital just got hotter as it beef’s up its storyline featuring Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton.  Now comes word that TV veteran, Gregory Harrison has come to the ABC daytime drama series as the recast Gregory Chase.

The character of Gregory Chase was previously played by DAYS James Read, who plays the treacherous Clyde Weston now and then on the NBC soap.

With Harrison taking on the role of Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father, that makes things a little juicier in the romantic department.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news, Harrison begins taping today Wednesday at the ABC studios for General Hospital and fans can look forward to his debut on-screen in a few weeks.

As to the storyline: “Fireworks could be on the horizon for Harrison’s character.”

TV fans remember Gregory from the hit series Trapper John M.D., then later on Falcon Crest, Judging Amy, One Tree Hill and more.  He also has frequently appeared in Lifetime and Hallmark Channel movies most recently.

So, what do you think about the Gregory Chase recast with Gregory Harrison? Intrigued? Comment below.

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