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The General Hospital Nurses Ball is Back: Bigger, Sexier & Unpredictable!

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Today’s the day for you to get a front row seat to all the glamor, all the stripping, all the drama, all the singing and dancing at the 2014 Nurses Ball on General Hospital!

This newly released promo from ABC has some fresh clips of some of the performances and antics that will go down during the episodes that begin today on May 8th and continue on till May 14th!

From the looks of it, the hot guys strip, the hot girls dance, Luke does something, and there is lots of partying!

Watch the promo after the jump!  Then, let us know if you are going to watch all the action on the Nurses Ball 2014?

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dmr
dmr

I am really happy that the Nurse’s Ball is back! Such a staple in General Hospital’s history! I used to love the ball in the 90’s! It’s not quite the same as it used to be due to budget cuts; but, Lucy Coe is still an incredible host and the men stripping is hysterical!

Johnny
Johnny

They have ALL year to save up money for this show. Budget cuts are no excuse. They have money for faded prime time actors in throwaway roles…they have money to rent warehouses for pointless mob shoot outs…they seemingly have money to burn in their HIRE A NEWBIE fund. But they can’t save up and do this event justice.

Dan
Dan

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I thought they more than did the Nurses Ball justice last year. It was different for sure, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Nothing stays the same forever. I’m just glad they were able to bring it back, after it was scrapped by the previous regime.

dmr
dmr

I don’t disagree with you, Johnny. The “Hire a (Useless and Talentless) Newbie” fund needs to stop. Save the money on these less-than talents and put it towards the historic characters, families, and traditions of General Hospital!

Brenda
Brenda

I agree – the Nurses Ball is fun to watch. Watched today’s episode (Friday, May 9, 2014) and loved it all except the wedding of Luke and Tracey. Glad to see Ned and Maxi are back. Love that hunk, Nathan! Would like to see Nick go after Brit again and forget about that two-faced Elizabeth.

dee
dee

of course, but I am so hoping that Richard Simmons does not appear at the nurses ball this time around, eww imo he is awful

Charday
Charday

Bring on the Ball, but please no Simmons!

jonboy
jonboy

I want to watch daytime DRAMA, not a variety show. I predict heavy action on my fast forward control.

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

YEP!!! I WOULDNT MISS IT!!! ITS SILLY CORNY HARMLESS FUN!!! AS LONG AS NO ONE IS BEING SHOT, STABBED, OR STRANGLED!!! LOL

su0000
su0000

Yes … FUN TIME FOR ALL !!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’m excited about the 2014 Nurses Ball and who may show up this year! Let’s hope we do get some juicy drama, too!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Plus, more topless Mikey! Me likey!

Ces
Ces

Mac Scorpio doesn’t need a puppet, he can just put Jaclyn Zeman on his lap. Step right up to the greatest show on earth! YIKES

Johnny
Johnny

LMAO! Those poor deluded 60 something women in Hollywood who think…THAT looks better than graceful natural aging.

Ces
Ces

Right? I hate to be rude about someone’s appearance BUT she walked right into that 😉

Wh

rebecca1
rebecca1

Soap Operas are not part of Hollywood…and those “poor, deluded 60-something women” are unfortunately victims of a youth-oriented industry. Men too are falling prey to plastic surgery ala Bruce Jenner, Rupert Everett, the infamous Michael Jackson and a whole host of others who have ruined themselves. Sad but understandable….

Shay
Shay

I thought EXACTLY the same thing, Ces!!!! Glad to know I was not alone…. ; )

Johnny
Johnny

I find it rather tasteless that one of the new acts is men stripping. Back in the glory days of the Nurses Ball all of the acts were classy and cutesy and family friendly. AIDS is primarily a sexually transmitted diseases so seeing a bunch of men stripping off their clothes seems kind of hypocritical and counterproductive. When the show was written with heart and humanity the Nurses Ball was awesome and relevant. Now, with mob violence, psychopaths, and unprotected sex in burial chambers taking centre stage, even having the Nurses Ball is wrong. Why don’t they just throw a party for Mardi Gras?

su0000
su0000

LOL male strippers are fun!
But we all know there will be no actual striping, just some fun dancing..
stripping is not sex)
I bet if the women were stripping some would smile LOL ..

It is ALL IN FUN … enjoy the moment, it is a one time fun thing for the fans..
The actors are having fun with it so enjoy it!

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

That would depend on which women doing the stripping…lol…i liked last years Nurses Ball and im certain this years will be equally entertaining or even better…loved the opening with Dr.O!!!

Johnny
Johnny

I guess the problem is that I don’t like Ron Carlivati’s writing nearly as much as Ron Carlivati does. And as for the opening…well…last week Obrecht was in jail…for shooting a nurse. And this week…she gets to open the show. This event has lost all meaning and is now a parody and a joke.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I don’t think you can judge soaps with the same criteria you might a primetime show. Soaps are notoriously over-the-top, unrealistic, heightened, and ludicrous. If I were to dissect everything wrong with the logic or sentimentality of soaps I just wouldn’t watch…because intellectually I know they’re insane!

I do, of course, react with heartfelt emotion when a character is treated unfortunately or dies…that’s my emotional investment. But these “events’…though for a good cause…are fun and silly and sentimental.

With that said if Richard Simmons makes an appearance my TV is going thru the window!

Shay
Shay

Here, here, Johnny! I never thought I would agree on anything with that smug watermelon, Levi, but I certainly did today when he uttered, “This is so tacky…does a charity really need this? What a waste!” Actually everything so far has been completely atrocious save for Dr. O-MG’s! fantastic performance.

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

Dr.O stole the show but then again she is a criminal…lol!!!

andrew hass
andrew hass

I liked the beginning of the Nurse’s Ball today.Yeah i’m sure there’s going to be a lot of drama for the characters at the ball but for the actors it might be fun to perform.

Angela
Angela

Please show a video on You Tube of Dr.O`s dance from the Nurses Ball it was EXCELLENT!

marjorie manford
marjorie manford

A once classy and heartfelt event has been reduced to a cheesy parody. The red carpet entrances were useless and embarrassing filler. I did laugh when Sam tripped. It was great to see the beautiful GH cast all dressed up. Dr.O who held Robin captive for 2 years and shot Liz gets to perform wow. The cartoony villains really do rule GH.

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

I understand what you are saying and wish they hadnt made Dr.O so evil and sometimes cartoonish but the actress was so wonderful today and often is so i can overlook some of it…

Ces
Ces

and no Jack Wagner 🙁

Rodd
Rodd

Last year was such a treat! I’m looking forward to this year’s. It’s always such fun.

boes
boes

Lucy Coe is just awful – awful. And I do not see the charm – at all. I can’t believe that Kevin wouldn’t gladly hand her over to Henery Hawk aka Beak Baldwin in a heartbeat. Heck, I think he’d hand deliver her in a wheelbarrow just to not have to hear her squawk and flap and run around like Gladys Kravitz on crack.

Johnny
Johnny

LMAO!!!!!!!!! Gladys Kravitz on crack….that is most apt! Does Lucy HAVE to squawk and flap in EVERY scene?? Lucy of yore had her manic moments…that’s why she was endearing. But most of the time she was slinky and stealthy and moved like a feline. Now…whether she is saying “Hi” or “”Help the house is on fire!!!!!” She says it in the same freaked out high strung tone. TONE IT DOWN!!!!

Shay
Shay

Thank you, boes!!!! I absolutely cannot stand this woman, and never could, not even from her earliest days as the lurid, lascivious librarian….I simply don’t understand the attraction with her character at all. She’s over the top hammy and scenery-chewing and certainly not all that as some supposed style icon….many a day she reminds me of a streetwalker in some of those get-ups the wardrobe people drape on her. And I find her adultery storyline with Scotty to be absolutely appalling….I only hope Doc figures out her duplicity soon…between Tracy and him, there seems to be an awful lot of blind love and stupidity going around Port Charles

rebecca1
rebecca1

WOW! People…it’s s SOAP OPERA!!!! “She’s over-the-top hammy…”…”adultery storyline…”duplicity”…”tone it down…”

This is not Masterpiece Theatre…nor Dostoyevsky…it’s not Gone With the Wind (talk about over the top acting…but I digress….)

Lucy is loved by many because she’s a good-natured zany. She’s sincere and serious when the mood calls for it…she’s deliriously daph a good part of the time…but she’s a legacy character that brings part of the charm to an otherwise/many time angst-ridden story.

Mark
Mark

Thank God for Obrecht adding a touch of class to the usually middlebrow tackiness!

Shay
Shay

Amen, Mark!!!! Kathleen Gati once again demonstrated her credentials as a polished entertainment professional…multi-talented and absolutely awesome! Her opening number put all the rest to shame….I wish she would have hijacked the entire show….and kicked Lucy’s hostess act off the stage….her shtick is totally tiresome and tacky.

Brett
Brett

It’s a nice bit of fun, we get plenty of drama!

Johnny
Johnny

The red carpet reporter is just stupid and ridiculous. How does he know EVERYTHING about these people? None of them are celebrities. For instance…referring to Luke as a “curmudgeon”? Who talks like that? A writer who enjoys poking fun at his in depth knowledge of the history of the characters…that’s who. Writing should seem non existent…not shoved in your face in absurd and improbable ways. Ron should re watch old Nurses Balls.

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOVE this Ball so far! For me, it is eons above last year’s obnoxious Richard Simmons fiasco/lunacy…with a room full of maybe five GH characters surrounded by extras.

I have read some of the comments here as well as on Michael’s page on FB and I find it sad yet laughable how up-in-arms some people are at the “fun” aspect of this.

I think many of us agree Dr. O’s performance was charming and O-so-entertaining. But if we’re going to say some characters are “over-the-top”…let’s be consistent! Who can be more Over the top than Dr. O. But I love her!

The stripping…Eddie Mane…Kiki’s song…great, stunning bodies gyrating their way across my screen…love it all. And…perhaps the best…the room is full of GH characters!!!

I’m soooo glad “Ned” is back. I fear he may be leaving soon, but I love this guy. He hearkens to days of yore in the Q clan, and it’s just nice to see a sane, familiar face in the room. Do hope that they somehow keep him on. Be fun to see Lois as well…Jax…some of the ol’ gang back.

I am having a ball watching the Nurse’s Ball! One verrrrry, happy viewer!

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

Except for Luke made me puke singing performance, i like this years Nurses Ball better than last years…Kathleen Gati deserves an emmy nomination next year…Kevin is a psychiatrist who needs to put Lucy on some meds…lol…the actor playing Ned also appears on Days so his stay on GH is apparently short!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

yes I know about Wally Kurth (Ned). I’m still hoping he stays on GH…not sure if that’s doable. Or, at the least that he makes frequent visits.

Luke was appropriately horrible because he’s playing a despicable character so well that he makes my skin crawl… If he was the good-natured Luke doing the same song I’d probably have thought it was fun.

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

Luke was brilliantly terrible but hopefully no more singing for him in the future(he was better than me…lol) I like Wally on both shows but its nice to see another Q on GH!!!

Natalie
Natalie

Who sings the song “Criminal Love” that was on today’s episode?

Diane
Diane

Never thought I would say this, because I used to enjoy the nurse’s ball episodes. This year, they just…suck. Awful songs, terrible renditions, why did they make poor “Emma” “dance”? That travesty was at least interrupted by (was that Bread?) I couldn’t understand “Spencer’s” words…the sub-stories around the ball are good, as usual, but the “talent” is just not watchable, in my opinion. Which is why I have the ff button.

Mickey
Mickey

who sings that song criminal love cant find it anywhere and its driving me crazy

Jasmine
Jasmine

I usually like the nurses ball but I think this year’s nurses ball was not that great at all. It’s like they didn’t put any effort into it. I fast forwarded basically all of the performances. I hope they step it up for next year.

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Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Coinrthos) had been teasing on social media that he was about to debut on Sunday.  Well, it’s here! Benard has launched his brand new website, MB’s State of Mind (www.mbstateofmind.com).

On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “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.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Friday’s episode of General Hospital combined with Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, saw Daytime Emmy-winner, Cynthia Watros, run through the gamut of emotions in her portrayal of the duped Nina Reeves on her wedding day and the aftermath.

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Watros, who made Annie Dutton of Springfield and Guiding Light one of the most memorable soap roles of all-time, showed GH viewers why she is just THAT good!  We have always said that Cynthia can play: drama, romance, torture, cray-cray, heartbreak all rolled-into-one; especially when given the material.

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In story, after part of the secret is out that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not really Nina’s bio-daughter – Nina, who has had everything she believed in fall in on her, tries to regain her strength to go back to Wyndemere to face Valentin, and move out of his house.  Once there to get her things, Nina tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that where she goes is no longer his business.

 

Valentin admits that he was looking for her daughter which caused this whole situation, but he also does not admit his part in the Sasha cover-up and that he was the one paying her to portray Nina’s daughter.  He even goes so far to insist that Sasha’s actions were all her own.  Nina still does not believe him.  After she packs her bag, and heads for the door. Valentin tells her that his life is meaningless without her. Nina basically says, “True, that” in so many words … and makes her exit.

Next, with sunglasses on, Nina returns to the workplace at Crimson where she finds Sasha with Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucy (Lynn Herring).  She calls security and tells them all to get out.  Sasha then spins a yarn, much to the chagrin of the audience, knowing that if she implicates Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Valentin, Nina would be devastated.  So, Sasha says she acted alone and faked being Nina’s daughter, when she was contacted by her attorney, and she was in cahoots with the guy … until he suddenly died!  What!?  Nina looks very suspicious… and throws back that how would Sasha know how to change three DNA test results.  Sasha had an answer for that – she had a friend who works in a lab do it.   Nina still believes she could not have done this alone without Valentin.  Then, in a heartbreaking speech, Watros as Nina shares how she has lost everything: her daughter, her marriage, hope she even had a daughter in the first place, and the list goes on.

 

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And … let’s not forget Tuesday’s nuptials, which we gave our review and recap previously here.  It is there that Nina is first blindsided, and the betrayal, rage, and hurt displayed by Watros was all top-notch.  Here is Nina finally marrying the man she loves, whom she had to allow herself to come to trust all over again so she could be with him, even with all of the warning signs around her.  Not only does she have Lulu (Emme Rylan) spoil her nuptials with exposing the secret of Sasha, but then has to process the deception  which means to her that maybe she never had the child she so desperately wanted and believed she had all along.

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The Friday cliffhanger though posed an upcoming intriguing scene.  Ava (Maura West) showed up with a bottle of booze to commiserate with Nina at Crimson (The same woman who Nina literally ripped the baby right out her and kidnapped it in a heinous revenge plot).  Will these two wronged woman team up?  Will there be hell to pay?  That is yet to be seen, but without a doubt, Cynthia Watros is Michael Fairman TV’s ‘Power Performance of the Week’.

Let us know if you agree with our pick via the comment section below, and what you thought about Cynthia’s work in these key episodes.

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James Patrick Stuart Finally Gets His Photo In The Hallways at General Hospital: Watch What Happens!

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In a brand new video ditty posted by the folks at GH, Stuart is seen combing the hallways looking for his portrait along with the other major stars of the ABC daytime drama series .. problem is … it’s MIA! Something James takes notice off.

Then, in a time-jump (LOL), Stuart finally gets his big moment when he officially joins the ranks of the cast with his photo being unveiled right next to Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) picture.

The tweet accompanying the video relates: “Contrary to Valentin’s opinion… @japastu is having the best week ever.”   Of course, the tweet refers to Stuart’s character who has just had a disaster-filled wedding to Nina (Cynthia Watros)

Watch what happens below.

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