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Richard Simmons Returns To General Hospital!

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When we last saw Richard Simmons on General Hospital during the revival of the Nurses Ball this past April, he went loony-tunes all over Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) and ended up being carried out by a bevy of beefcake after the gents of Port Charles did their “Magic Milo” act!

Now it look like the fitness guru is having another revival himself, as he just tweeted this morning that he is off to the ABC soap to tape another appearance! Is Richard coming back to torture Lucy Coe’s and her efforts with her new business with Laura (Genie Francis)? Or, is he going to make sure everyone sweat to the oldies and get in aerobics class on the seventh floor at GH?

Simmons tweeted, “Off to do General Hospital this morning…………what fun!”

OK, GH fans, what do you think Richard Simmons is doing in scenes this time on GH? Glad to see him for a return? Weigh-in! Literally! 🙂

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poodly
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poodly

ugh

louisa
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louisa

I hope he’ll be nicer this time. And he definitely needs to teach an aerobics class!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Whatever he is back for…i hope itll mean more airtime for Lucy, Laura and some of the other vets. Maybe he’ll be Lucys business rival and cause her and Lauras new business venture a lot of problems.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…ended up being carried out by a bevy of beefcake”.

OOH LA LA HOT.

Men in daytime are a bevy of many things….

Chris
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Chris

Let’s hope that whatever he does, Richard can add some desperately needed comic relief to GH. Lord knows, the show needs that in the worst way. It would be fun to see him lead an aerobics class again. And hopefully, it will mean more screen time for some of the vets and much less for the screen hogging OLTL trio in their new roles that very few care about. I can dream, can’t I? Seeing Richard back on the show this past April for the 50th was a nice nod to his roots and a reminder that when he appeared… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

In my mind more camp is the LAST thing GH needs right now… all I see are complaints about that. Really, what is the point of bringing him back on when budget dollars are so tight we almost never see Laura, or Anna, or Duke, or Lucy, or Felicia, or Mac? And yet money is wasted on this.

carol
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carol

I hope it’s just for a quick appearance since I can’t stand him or Lucy.

Shay
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Shay

Amen to that!!!! Why there was a need to even keep Lucy Coe is beyond me…Herring is one of the most talentless, hyperkinetic, scenery-chewing hacks that GH has ever cast, and I would greatly welcome her departure.

mollie
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mollie

I love Lucy (and Lynn Herring). Guess it’s different type for different people 🙂

su0000
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su0000

I think Lucy and Laura’s Spa will be a place of stories..
Richard will most likely work there..

The Spa is a step up from Roxy’s beauty salon..
hey, perhaps Roxy will work there also!

janet
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janet

No more OLTL actors. We are being eaten by the cancelled show already. I am very happy Lucy is back, and I can’t wait for her and Laura to be on more than once a month. The last time Richard was on he was disgusting. Apparently RC doesn’t know all GH. He has ruined soap many vets, when he isn’t back burning them. Give us anything but the mob,and OL.

carla
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carla

Waste of airtime. I want a storyline that i want to follow from beginning to end not this garbage. I will keep tuning in hopefully stories improve.

su0000
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su0000

What story are talking about?
No story was mentioned. What is the story?

Shay
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Shay

Oh Gawd….not that demented troll again!!!! His last appearance was absolutely revolting….how yesteryear’s goofy but kind busybody with a good, decent soul turned into a bitter and twisted freak is anyone’s guess, but we really do not need to be further subjected to this annoying trainwreck of a character….

Daisy
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Daisy

I get sick to my stomach every time I see him. He’s disgusting !

Shay
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Shay

I hear you!!!! Let’s lock him up in a room with “Brad.” They deserve each other!!!!!! Both are totally disgusting….

Rodd
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Rodd

Nothing against him; I’ve heard a lot of wonderful things about his humanity…But he was awful on GH this past go-around. Why would they want him back? I don’t want to see this latest incarnation torturing anyone in PC but the viewers if they write or allow the same style acting when he returns. The Nurses’ Ball stint just wasn’t funny to me. If he’s coming back, I hope it’s a better run. Good luck, Richard. Believe it or not, I’m actually pulling for ya.

Andy G.
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Andy G.

Spoiler alert: He’s Sam’s father! 😉

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

that’s funny (hell no)

Let him work with LUCY

NO TO HIM BEING SAM FATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheHugoBoss
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TheHugoBoss

Come on! Use common sense! He’s been stunt casting for forever on the show! They in no which way or form going to ruin this storyline by making HIM Sam’s father. They may goof up here and there, but theyre not idiots. And we shouldnt be either for thinking they’d go there. lol. He’s clearly coming back to be involved with Lucy/Deception Spa storyline somehow.

melanieofoz
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melanieofoz

His name doesn’t start with a J unless Richard is his middle name. Hmmm!

TheHugoBoss
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TheHugoBoss

Bwahahaha! Im dying! #Flatlined

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

IM SERIOUS HE DONT NEED TO BE SAM MCALL MORGAN FATHER!

Anne
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Anne

Please no. He’s just awful, and so many great actors on the show are not getting airtime.

Nancy (Save Thesoaps)
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Nancy (Save Thesoaps)

YEAAAAAAAAAA! I LOVE RICHARD AND LUCY!!!

Marisa
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Marisa

I agree!!!!!

Charday
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Charday

Gross. His appearance at the Nurses Ball was revolting.

maxiee
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maxiee

he’s really sam’s father.

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

OMG NO

Christy
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Christy

Barbara T you are a hoot! bwahahahaha

Christy
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Christy

i think he’s hot for Leslie, now that’s she’s back in PC! te he he

Jake R.
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Jake R.

Some of you act like they are going to turn the entire series over to Richard Simmons! I’m pretty sure it will be a one or two episode appearance, like he did for the 50th Anniversary, probably adding up to ten total minutes of screen time, and that’s it-relax people!

As far as the comments about the show being “too campy,” please tell me what you DON’T consider campy-Cesar Faison coming back as Duke? Cassadines coming back from the grave? How are those storylines any LESS campy than some funny scenes with Felix & Sabrina and Britt & Brad?

Shay
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Shay

Just more stunt-casting…can we please dispense with these waste-of-space characters (like Richard, Lucy, Sabrina, Taylor, TJ, and Shawn….) and get back to major players and storylines???? The Silas tale is nicely unfolding, don’t really mind RoHo ‘s “who is he today” act and am looking forward to the continuing Britt family saga, but still waiting for all these to tie together and provide answers to some questions dating back to last year. We need some more vets to come back….please get Frisco and Noah to return ASAP…they are two of the best leading men from GH’s heyday, and what about… Read more »

Elle
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Elle

Richard Simmons is a nice guy and all, but how about getting John Stamos back for a guest appearance?

emeraldrain
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emeraldrain

I loved seeing Richard back again. I stopped watching GH a long time ago. This was a hot soap in my high school days almost 30 years ago. I was skipping channels and happen to see him in a scene. His being on that day was the only reason I stopped and watch. Bring it on Richard!

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OLTL Favorite Susan Batten to Guest-Star on General Hospital

A very familiar face to the town of Llanview and the beloved One Life to Live, will be appearing on your screens this week on General Hospital.

Susan Batten (Ex-Luna Moody, OLTL) will make a few guest appearances in scenes with Sasha played by Sofia Mattsson.

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, Batten will play the role of home shopping-star Flora Gardens!

Batten former boss, Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) called Susan and said about the role: , “Okay, there’s this character named Flora Gardens.”  To which Susan responded, “Does she have teeth?”   After the two shared a laugh, Susan said “yes’ to the role.

OLTL fans will remember Luna’s torrid relationship with Max Holden (James DePaiva).

The actress/writer/producer reported that she was a ‘still very nervous’ acting on soap again (she last appeared on One Life in 2012), but said once she got into the rhythm of the shooting and delivering the lines it was all good.

So, looking forward to seeing Susan on GH? Comment below. But first, take a moment to stroll down memory lane in this clip from OLTL, when Max proposes to Luna.

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Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Photos: JPI

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Many of your favorites from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful showed their glam side and celebrated being part of the genre with their own fashion statements.  In addition, many notables from daytime talk shows, game shows and more were on-hand and also walked the carpet.

After the arrivals, the nominated guests, cast members, and colleagues went inside to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the presentation of the awards which were live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. (Find out who won here)

Now below, check out some of the red carpet arrivals from daytime’s biggest night of the year.

Then, let us know, who do you think was the Best Dressed? Who looked most dashing? Which couple complimented each others look, well?  Share your picks and thoughts via the comment section.

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