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Sydney Mikayla Makes Decision to Exit General Hospital

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Sprina fans received a bit of a gut-punch today, with the reports and then confirmation that Sydney Mikayla has decided to leave her role as Trina Robinson on General Hospital.

Mikayla, who became very popular as part of the teen scene and her budding on-screen love story with Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer Cassadine), has decided to leave the ABC daytime drama to focus on college.  Sydney is currently a freshman at UCLA.

In a statement, Frank Valentini (EP, General Hospital) told Soap Opera Digest on Mikayla’s departure: “Sydney asked to leave in order to focus on college. We love her and are sad to see her go, but of course support her decision and wish her the best.”

Sydney then told SOD: “I have loved working on General Hospital, but I feel like this is the right time to dive in and enjoy my college experience to the fullest. The cast has become family and bringing the character of Trina to life has been one of the best experiences of my career thus far. Thank you to Frank and the entire team for believing in me and giving me this wonderful opportunity. I will miss working with everyone every day, but I am excited to see what is to come for the show.”

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Look for Mikayla to last air as Trina on the upcoming March 17th episode.  Then, later in the month the NuTrina, actress Tabyana Ali (pictured above), will take over the role.

So, sad to hear Sydney has left GH? Send your well-wishes to her via the comment section below.

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Can’t blame her for making her education a priority… I just hope she gets to wrap up her storylines before the recast takes over…. like the obvious poorly kept secret that Curtis is her real dad… and this whole impending disaster with Ryan Jr… uh…Esme framing her for the Cam/Joss “sex tape” that Trina couldn’t have possibly filmed because she was passed out from Esme’s drugs at the time.

The recast shouldn’t be the one who gets to act this all out. Nor would she probably want to walk in to the middle of all that.

Best of luck hope you can come back wish you the best ❤️❤️❤️

I agree….
But I guess it didn’t happen that way, and that’s sad!

I am going to really miss this character. We fans hate to see you go but commend you on your decision to pursue your education. You were a fabulous actress and so talented and we hope to see you back someday.

All the best to her… but i feel gutted for the show. I so enjoy her acting so very much. She made all her scenes so real and honest. I will miss Trina and Eva scenes too. Wish her all the best!

Mikayla is a terrific actor and will be missed! Good luck to her in college…she deserves to enjoy her college life!

Will miss her, great little actress, you go girl!!

Awww I’m sorry to see you go! Good luck at UCLA you’re going to go far my dear!

I will miss you as Trina very much. Good luck on your new endeavors, you have a bright future ahead.

I will miss you as Trina. You are a wonderful actor & I wish you well in your new adventure. You will go far!
Much love
Sandy

Terribly say to hear Sidney is leaving GH. She is sooo talented and can say sooo much with just a look. I wish her nothing but the best in her college endeavors. She will be missed.

And Best Wishes to Tabyana as she puts her stamp on the role of Trina.

I will certainly miss you and your adorable personality on General Hospital! Enjoy your college experience! Love Laurie Cancellara

Sydney Mikayla it’s a been a pleasure watching you bring the character of Trina to life! I really send you well wishes and prayers on your new and next endeavors whatever they may be!! I am fan for life! #GH’er4Life ❤️❤️❤️

This young lady was a really good actor. Her along with the actors who play Cam, Spenser and Joss all have such great chemistry. Its going to be tough to recast her role and to fit in with the young talent they have.

She will be missed. Good for her for putting her education first.

I wish Sydney the best!! She is an exceptional young actress and I’m going to miss her on screen. She has a great future ahead of her and hope she enjoys her college experience. Selfishly, I’m going to miss her with the great teens and acting opposite Maura West because they all had such great chemistry together.

Going to miss you a ton! The GH young cast is truly amazing. Reminds me of Phillip, Beth, Rick, and Mindy on Guiding Light circa 1983, but very relevant for 2022.

Sydney you will be missed! You played Trina with all your heart! Best wishes with your future at UCLA!

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‘General Hospital’ Favorite Johnny Wactor Dead at 37

Former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin), has died. Wactor’s mother, Scarlett confirmed to TMZ, that her son passed away early Saturday morning on May 25th. He was 37-years-old.

The details surrounding Johnny’s death are harrowing. He was reportedly shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles after three unidentified suspects were allegedly seen trying to steal a catalytic converter from his car,” shared Scarlett. She was also told Johnny didn’t try to fight or stop them. However, the men shot him anyway before taking off and fleeing the scene of the crime.

According to police reports, the paramedics rushed to the scene just after 3 AM PT, but Wactor died on his way to the hospital. At this time, police have not shared the description of the three suspects, but Johnny’s mother, is hoping they will be found soon.

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Wactor made his GH debut in 2020 as Brando and was the son of Gladys Corbin (Bonnie Burroughs). Brando fell in love with Sasha Gilmore ( got married and then the couple lost their premature son, Liam, which tore them both apart. In 2022, Brando was killed by the serial killer, The Hook, which turned to be Heather Webber (Alley Mills).

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One of Johnny’s first acting credits was in 2007 on Lifetime’s Army Wives. He later starred as Johnny in NBC’s Siberia, a supernatural drama filmed in the reality competition series vein. He also had several dramatic guest-starring roles in series such as: Criminal Minds, NCIS, Station 19 and more. As well, on the film side, Wactor had a featured role in 2016’s USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, a World War II drama starring Nicolas Cage and Tom Sizemore. More recently (in 2024), he starred as Marcus in Dead Talk Tales: Volume I.  Wactor was also seen in several national commercials.

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Johnny is survived by his mother and younger brothers, Grant and Lance.

Share your thoughts and condolences for Johnny’s family, and please share your heartfelt remembrances of Johnny, who tragically is now gone too soon, via the comment section below.  Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this developing story.

 

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‘Entertainment Tonight’s’ Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner Back as Hosts for 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

CBS and The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced on Thursday that Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner are set to return as hosts for the upcoming 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing live on Friday, June 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+*.

This marks the third Daytime Emmys in a row that the ‘ET’ combo has hosted the festivities, having done son in 2022 and 2023.

In addition, Frazier and Turner are also nominated this year for Daytime Emmys in the Outstanding Daytime Personality- Daily category. That is in addition to ‘ET’ being in the running for Outstanding Entertainment News series.

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Frazier has been co-host with Entertainment Tonight since September 2014. Previously, he was co-host and managing editor of The Insider and a correspondent and weekend host of ‘ET.’

As for Turner she has been the co-host of ‘ET’ since 2021. Nischelle first joined the entertainment news program as a correspondent back in 2014. Turner is an award-winning journalist with ‘ET’, and often lends her voice to entertainment and political news shows, along with joining their coverage on the Grammys, Golden Globes and Oscars. She was previously was an entertainment contributor for CNN.

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This year marks the 18th time CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmy Awards, more than any other network. The show will broadcast live from the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles.

So, what do you think about Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner returning as the hosts of the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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Patrick Mulcahey OUT as General Hospital Co-Head Writer

After various reports surfaced, it has been confirmed that Patrick Mulcahey is out as the co-head writer of General Hospital. This is after a very short tenure of under five months.

Mulcahey was named to the position back in January of 2024 along with longtime GH writer Elizabeth Korte. They replaced the team of Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, who had been the head scribes of the long-running ABC daytime drama since 2019.

A source informed Soap Opera Digest that stories created by the co-head writing team of  Mulcahey/Korte team will air through mid-summer. However they added “There will be more news to share at a later date as to the composition of the new writing team.”

In addition, eagle-eyed soap fans have seen that in recent episodes former co-head writer, Chris Van Etten has been credited, as he is reportedly a breakdown writer with the show.

Soap Opera Network is reporting that Korte has assumed the head writing duties solely on her own at the moment, while Buzz blog initially reported Mulcahey’s exit.

We will have more on the GH writing team evolution in the days ahead.

What do you think about the writing team changes at GH thus far? Comment below.

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