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The Bachelor’s Nick Viall To Host The Red Carpet Drama At GH’s Nurses Ball 2018!

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Looks like Donny Sheldon may have been relieved of his hosting gig by The Bachelor’s Nick Viall on this year’s upcoming episodes of the 2018 GH Nurses Ball!

According to TV Insider, Viall will host the annual red carpet festivities where there is always plenty of drama and laughs from the many residents of Port Charles attending the gala.

The Nurses’ Ball starts taping today on April 23rd, and the episodes will air the week of May 16-20.

Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe) is also back for this year’s episodes as emcee who will move us through the the musical numbers and remind us all of why the Nurses’ Ball was created by GH in the first place; to help raise awareness and funds for HIV and AIDS.

So, what do you think of  one of the most notorious former ‘Bachelor’ hosting the GH Nurses Ball? Comment below.

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Jim
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Jim

Thats because they couldnt find a talented actor or used someone already on the show…

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Sorry, I know everyone needs to make a living, but why does it have to be via GENERAL HOSPITAL?! I’d rather have a veteran actor/actress aboard for a job like this. I wasn’t impressed with Nick Viall in any way on DANCING WITH THE STARS and am just curious as to what his actual credentials are to stand on stage with so many of our TALENTED actors. Not too thrilled about this one.

dmr
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dmr

I agree. Why not utilize a beloved, veteran actor/actress, instead of having to pay this guy? Funds are limited, use them wisely. SMH.

Harry
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Harry

BOO! Hiss! and WHY?
Why is ABC always trying to prop up The Bachelor?

dmr
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dmr

Agreed! Why not prop up and utilize a veteran actor/actress?

Amcknots
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Amcknots

Exactly! Some say the bachelor is the new soap opera! Ugh by give them and him exposure??!

fginaspy
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fginaspy

This news does not bode well to keep me tuned in. Oh wait, I haven’t watched regularly since Laura left the canvas in January. However, I think the Nurse’s Ball is a fine tradition for fans to enjoy the immense talents of the actors.

dmr
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dmr

I love the Nurse’s Ball; although, it’s definitely not what it used to be-it’s chintzy and cheesy nowadays. They fill the room with filler actors and stand-ins. The event used to last a few days and everyone in Port Charles was at The Ball, celebrating and participating. While I appreciate the tradition, it’s not what it used to be..

su0000
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su0000

Why not- Michael Fairman !
He should host the event…
He knows all of the actors they know him and simply put Michael Fairman would be the best !

Jimh
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Jimh

Yes…he would be the best choice!!!

JLH
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JLH

I suspect the Bachelor has better ratings than GH, so this isn’t ABC propping that show as much as a move to get Bachelor viewers to tune into their ailing last soap.

Rodd
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Rodd

I could care less.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

One day, the joy of the Alzheimer’s story line. The next, news of a BACHELOR tie-in. You take the good, but I do not have to take the bad. Sorry GH and ABC.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

N-o-p-e.

N-e-x-t……….

Satan
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Satan

I have never watched a single episode of “The Bachelor” or any of its spinoffs. Technically it does air here in Hell, but only as a means of torment. I don’t know why ABC is using GH to prop that dragonshit, but I’m sure Varni had something to do with it.

Timmm
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Timmm

Why couldnt they use their own talent from Gh and have Aurora Media cover the event?

jeanine girard
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jeanine girard

Not one positive comment, This is one of the first times a guest ‘star’ truly is cringe worthy both as an “actor” and as a regular person still milking his 15 min. of fame. Which expired long ago.

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GH’s Michael Easton and Finola Hughes Deliver the ‘Power Performances of the Week’

It was an emotional week of episodes on General Hospital as the double-wedding of Finn (Michael Easton) and Anna (Finola Hughes), and Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) took a double nose-dive.

Each installment left us wondering if either couple would actually get hitched, but when Finn and Anna were the first to combust and not Peter and Maxie, it set the stage for two beloved soap veterans to once again, remind us all, why they are always at the top of the game when required to play high drama that tugs at the heartstrings.

In story, Finn is gut-punched, (and no one can play that better than Michael Easton), when Anna reveals that she knew that Peter was not her biological son and had done all the horrific deeds he has been hiding, in an effort to stop Maxie from marrying Peter.  When Finn realizes Anna confided in Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), and they were working together to bring Peter down it was too much for him to take.

Finn walks out on their wedding.  Alone and with tears welling up in his eyes, Finn feels his chance at love is dashed again.  Add to the fact, he has DNA results to prove if he is Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father and not his brother, or not, and the guy has been through the wringer of late.

As for Anna, she has literally imploded her own life, while trying to save others, after realizing the error of her ways; constantly putting her faith in Peter.  When she comes to visit Finn, she knows no matter what she says to Finn it looks bad.  She sees how she has hurt him, and hopes they can still repair their now fractured relationship, but she has to stop Peter and help her God-daughter, Maxie from making the biggest mistake of her life, so she leaves him to go back to the scene of the double-wedding.

Later in the week, Anna shares a heartfelt scene with her ex Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers), whom she knows she can have an honest conversation knowing her life of espionage and their shared history.  Meanwhile, Jackie (Kim Delaney) and Finn’s pull is there as well, as it appears Jackie’s attraction to Finn still remains all these years later when he visits her shortly after being blindsided by Anna at the nuptials.

Throughout the week, Easton and Hughes played all the nuances of their character’s emotional life, as the audience witnessed which just might be the end of the line for Finn and Anna.

For all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV names Michael and Finola’s work, The Power Performances of the Week.

So, let us know, what did you think of what happened to Finn and Anna? The double-wedding fiasco? Did you enjoy Michael and Finola’s scenes? Comment below.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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WATCH: Maurice Benard & Friends In ‘The Birthday Bash’ – The Movie

Now here’s a way to celebrate your birthday! Having lots of fun with your friends filming a project and making your directorial debut! That’s just what two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) has done.

On his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel, Benard dropped the birthday video which includes many of his friends and family members.

Benard shared: “You’ve probably heard me say that this year I wanted to do something for the fans on my birthday. Well now the time has come to reveal my special project. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I want to thank each of them for being so willing to join me in this adventure no questions asked.”

Look for: Maurice Benard, Carlos Avila, Victoria Gotti, Ian Buchanan, Réal Andrews, Steve Burton, Majid Raees, Dominic Zamprogna, Kin Shriner, Joshua Benard, Paula Benard, Jeff Kober, Bryan Craig, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Jim Warren and Buddy the Goat to all make appearances.

Watch Maurice Benard & Friends in “The Birthday Bash” below.  Then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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