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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
Jim

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

Soaphound
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
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
Harry

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

dmr
dmr

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

Amcknots
Amcknots

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

fginaspy
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
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
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
Jimh

Yes…he would be the best choice!!!

JLH
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
Rodd

I could care less.

Iakovos
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
jaybird369

N-o-p-e.

N-e-x-t……….

Satan
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
Timmm

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

jeanine girard
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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General Hospital to Air Encore Episodes On ‘Flashback Fridays’ To Help Stretch Out Originals During COVID-19 Shutdown

With the coronavirus changing our lives every today, and a return to production in the air for so many TV series, General Hospital will now air four new episodes a week to stretch out the remaining episodes they have banked before the COVID-10 pandemic forced soap opera production to come to a full work stoppage.

Now, starting this Friday, om the April 6th, the ABC daytime drama series w will air repeat episodes every Friday through May 22.

These encore presentations will be called “Flashback Fridays,” and each episode will feature an introduction from a  General Hospital cast member.

To kick things off, this Friday, the series will air a repeat of last year’s 56th-anniversary episode, with an  intro by Laura Wright. GH fans will recall that episode centered around the reading of the late Gail Baldwin’s will.

According to The Wrap:  :At the time of the production break, the ABC soap had enough episodes pre-taped to carry originals into May.”

Tomorrow on April 1st, will also mark GH’s 57th anniversary.

So what do you think of the plan to stretch out original episodes bu adding in one encore a week; until GH can get back to producing more episodes? Comment below?

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The Triumphant Return of Kelly Thiebaud As GH’s Dr. Britt Westbourne

When a shocked Nurse Felix Dubois (Marc Anthony Samuel) exclaimed “Dear lord, the Britch is back,” after seeing none other than Dr. Britt Westbourne with her lab coat hovering around the nurses station at “General Hospital”, you knew things were about to go down on the ABC daytime drama series.

Over the past few weeks, Kelly Thiebaud has been in action on-screen on General Hospital as the the trouble-making, complicated, Britt.   Since returning to the canvas, viewers learned that: Britt has been paroled from her previous crimes, seems to say she believes and actually likes her half-brother, Peter August (Wes Ramsey), has confronted her mutter in jail (Liesl Obrecht played by Kathleen Gati), whom Peter framed, and showed up at Brad’s (Parry Shen) hearing to be there for her bestie, who has been in hot water for the baby switch of Wiley.

But, there have been a lot more intriguing things than even that! Britt is now hitting the sheets with none-other than Julian (William deVry), and also let him know in no uncertain terms she knows his part in the whole Brad cover-up.   But what is her true motive?  We also learned in a run-in at GH, that Neil (Joe Flanigan) and Britt know each other from somewhere.  He is trying to put his finger on just where, but does Britt know? Probably!

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However, the best  and most entertaining moment on soaps last week was when Britt arrived in her lab coat to GH and revealed to both Felix and Liz (Rebecca Herbst) that she had worked hard enough to be able to get her medical license restored … and that Monica (Leslie Charleson) brought her on with a provisional acceptance as a temporary replacement for Dr. Kim Nero as an OBGYN for the hospital. Felix says give it two weeks and she will do something to mess things up.

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Just then, in our favorite scene of the week, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava (Maura West) happen by, and when Britt, who is Nik’s ex, sees him she saunters over to him and slaps him hard across the face and spits out, “That’s for Spencer.”  She goes on to berate him for how he hurt his son; by letting him believe that his father was dead for three years!  Britt tells Nikolas it would serve him right if Spencer knew spoke to him again.

Next, Elizabeth chimes in and tells Britt to stop acting all high and mighty.  Britt fires back that she is not surprised that Liz, another one of Nik’s ex’s, would defend him.  Britt says, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

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Scene after scene, Kelly Thiebaud has lit up the screen and put the “feisty” back onto the ABC soap opera.  As an actress, Kelly can go from the heavy drama, to the comedic, to the sexy, all with ease.

In the March 30th issue of Soap Opera Digest, Thiebaud said of her return:  “Frank Valentini reached out to me the beginning of the year and mentioned that the writers wanted to bring me back for a bit.  I said,’Of course, I will,  I would love nothing more than that!”‘ I just really connect with Britt and have a blast playing her.”

So let us know, have you been enjoying the return of Kelly as Dr. Britt Westbourne, thus far? What do you think Britt is up to? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Breaks Three Years of Sobriety, Carly Locks Up Nelle, Nikolas & Liz Continue to Reconnect

On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, after downing a drink at a bar, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) held off on a second one, but unfortunately and sadly lost her sobriety of three years.  When she called people in her life to come get her out of the bar and home,  no one was available, so she called none other than her ex Julian (William deVry).

And it was Julian to the rescue, who also took the legal eagle to an AA meeting. The car ride between them was not all pleasant, especially when Alexis went down memory lane for a moment and recalled when Julian held a knife at her throat.  After the fallout with Neil (Joe Flanagan), she wondered why she ruins all her relationships … consistently.

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Elsewhere. Michael (Chad Duell) is trying to get Nelle (Chloe Lanier) to sign and authorize the heart defect surgery on Wiley.  Michael said they  need both parents signature on the consent forms and Nelle is refusing to sign.  When Carly (Laura Wright) finds out she is ready to handle Nelle and goes up on the hospital rooftop to confront her.   Once there, she tells Nelle this is her chance to get people over to her side by signing the consent to let her son have the surgery he needs.  Carly also tells her that Wiley is her leverage.  If she lets her son die, she has nothing to hold over everybody.  And still, after all of that, Nelle refuses to sign.  So, resourceful Carly locks Nelle in and up on the roof so she can’t leave!  Will Nelle come to her senses for a few seconds and sign the papers?  Previously, Nelle told Michael her kidney surgery basically ruined her life, so she does not want to do the same thing to their son.

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Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) is worried about Cameron (William Lipton) and so she sets him up with a therapy session with Neil.  Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) happens by the hospital after getting Ava (Maura West) squared away with Franco (Roger Howarth) for his portrait painting of her in the art room.  He runs into Liz and she shares her concerns for Cameron, and how familiar it is to he,r and how traumatized he must be – having two incidents where he was basically kidnapped within a years time.  She bring up how when she was raped when she was younger that Emily, Lucky and Nikolas were there for her.  Are Nikolas and Liz growing closer again?  Are Ava and Franco?

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And … leave it to Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) to get what she wants …. and what she wants is to hit the hay with Julian, after Julian hit her up late after dropping off Alexis.  Is he on the rebound from his car talk with Alexis? Or, is she just so into Britt for some fun?

So, were you upset that Alexis drank? Do you like Britt and Julian hooking-up? Will Carly get Nelle to sign the consent forms  for Wiley’s surgery? And, are you intrigued by a redux of a Liz and Nikolas romance? Comment below.

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