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TODAY: "The Clash of the Condiments"! General Hospital's AJ and Tracy Visit THE CHEW!

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The relish wars go to new heights on today’s episode of General Hospital when Tracy (Jane Elliot) and AJ Quartermaine (Sean Kanan) visit ABC’s The Chew in episodes where the fictional characters of Port Charles appear on the cooking show!

The scenes were directed by General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini in a crossover story between the two ABC branded series.

On Monday: AJ and Tracy face off on the segment “Clash of The Condiments” with The Chew co-hosts: Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Daphne Oz, and Michael Symon all tasting the opposing relish. The big question remains: which relish will be victorious?

So GH fans, what do you think of the concept of having Pickle-Lila being a centerpiece between the two ABC daytime shows?  Do you think it’s a clever idea?  Are you in for the ride? Or, are you on the opposite side of the fence, where you don’t think it’s cool that GH is integrating a story with The Chew, given that The Chew replaced an ABC soap in All My Children?  Share your thoughts!

 

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It will be amusing to see AJ & Tracy battle it out, but I hate that ABC is promoting “The Chew!” on our soap.

This is a chance for General Hospital to get a wider audience so that is a good thing in my book.

well, when you put it that way, hopefully they DO get more attention! 🙂

But you have to admit that Ron is the master of the “inside joke” He made the “Chew”- Spew- literally. We know that is teh nickname disgruntled soaps fans gave that show. I thought it was brilliant satire.
Also loved when named the stage manager at the Chew- Todd, so when he asked Roger’s Howarth new character what his name was, you heard another stage hand calling the name Todd- (looking for the stage manager, but timed perfectly). It too was brilliant. And whole relish war is a satire for their feud with PP. It has gone on bit too long, but I like Ron’s digs along the way.

Hopefully the Pickle-Lila storyline is kaput now. It’s gone on waaay too long and Jane Elliot deserves so much more than this storyline. I’d like to see Luke & Tracy back at it and Laura getting jealous so we can get back to L&L again somehow!!
Loved when the stage manager called out “Todd!” that was brilliant and seeing RH’s face not flinch. Funny. So love that RH is back!! Missed him.

I agree with you…i loved the scene when the stage manager called out TODD! TODD! with rh standing there!

I don’t watch the Chew. I’m annoyed by this. Pickle Lila story sucks. I will FF these parts.

I hate The Spew and this was just the push I needed to take GH off my Season Pass list. I only started watching GH b/c ABC cancelled AMC and OLTL, and I was on the fence about whether or not to continue. Thanks ABC for making my decision for me. Screw the Chew.

Am I the only one who noticed The Chew SPEW connection in the condiment s/l? Hey at least they are listening…..

This story has gone in way to long, it’s so STUPID!!! Now The Chew really???? That’s a slap in the face to soap fans!!!! I will continue to Fast Forward this crap!!! It better end soon. ENOUGH RELISH ALL READY!!! It was cute for the 50th but now ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

And it makes no sense- if your company success depends on relish — it really could not have been that great of a company to begin with. The only thing amusing was the relish wars was a way to mock the legal battles with PP– they got a few digs using relish to represent those three actors and whose property was who–but other than that , it lost its charm long time ago. I don’t FF because I am watching the broadcast as it airs- but I do channel surf during those scenes

Relish, The Chew, Dr Britch & Sabrina do not = Love in the afternoon..only Fast Forwarding my favorite show!!!!

As soon as they mentioned the Chew on GH, I fast forwarded through any scene with Traci and Nicholas that came on. I have no interest in being slapped in the face, AGAIN, by ABC by reminding us that they cancelled our soaps for this crap!

As much as I like GH, if they continue to use it as advertising the Chew, I will stop watching it. Let them cancel it as far as I am concerned, because if they do then PP gets the licensing anyway. As good as AMC and OLTL are on the internet, I can only imagine how much greater GH would be there, and then they could share actors all they want.

First , I truly cannot believe that anyone thinks PP’s version of OLTL is better than ABC’s… I just can’t wrap my head around that!

Don’t get me wrong…I’m rooting for Prospect Park to succeed…I hope their shows improve (not sure if they coudl get worse)…and I TOTALLY resent ABC for pulling the plug on the soaps. BUT! In all honesty OLTL was a much better show when it was with them. Thus, I have no desire to see GH go that route at this point; would much rather ratings be up for GH so that ABC doesn’t dump them.

I think the relish war is enjoyable. It’s in line with the crazy antics of the Q family…just wish there were more of them left to get involved. If we had Alan, Emily, Lila, Edward all sitting around the family room arguing or taking sides (and let’s not forget Alice)…it’d be a typical Quartermaine affair.

I’m hoping AJ wins…and I also hope he tells Elizabeth what happened between him and Carly so he has a fighting chance this time…

Oh, as far as The Chew, while I also don’t like the cross promotion due to the circumstances, I do think it’s a cute way to bring a bit of “reality” to the GH world. Sorta interactive…

one thing for sure… they need to rectify immediately…

give Dorian a serious love interest…

they should bring back… Brian Kerwin… as Charlie Banks…

formidable allies, dalliances, … will be elevated without dialogue…

between Dorian and Vicki… this would be easier to keep alive thise magical twosome… Brian Kerwin is a Hot Man.

sensible comments like your rebecca is what i like the best. wish i wrote it. oltl was better on abc…

Screw the Chew, I can’t believe I had to SUFFER through General Hospital with those idiots, HELLO, they killed ALL MY CHILDREN for this mess of a show and if I wasn’t pissed off before, I am really pissed off now, ABC sure loves to rub the noses of the soap fans in the dirt, I will never give in to ABC for taking AMC and OLTL off and changing my daytime viewing, I won’t be giving up watching GH we have to support what soaps are left, But I like ABC less then I did before todays show.

hey Barbara t! but didn’t you just love it that the Chew’s debut on GH was to barf, and barf and barf…. much like we do when forced to watch their show! te he he

LOL That’s what I was thinking. They sure did SPEW!!!!!!!! At least in that respect they were true to AMC/OLTL and ABC soap fans.

Yes Christy, You are right about that, BARF, BARF, BARF, I hate the CHEW and have no plans on EVER watching it or ABC again, Just General Hospital and that is it, ABC is a dead channel on my TV.

Sorry, Michael, I have to agree with most of these comments. I can’t fully express how much I hated having the cast from The Spew on GH, and how dumb the whole relish storyline is! If this fiasco of an idea does bring GH more viewers, they’re going to need them, after many of the former GH fans stop watching! I feel sorry for Frank V, Ron C, and especially Jane and Sean for having to participate in this whole mess. The illness that the Spew crew “suffered” at the end of today’s episode of GH exactly mimicked how we viewers felt after being subjected to this nauseating cross-over!

There’s got to be a better use of the Quartermaine family. This stunt is a major snooze fest. Not watching.

I am sure they had to do the episode plugging The Chew for all the publicity The Chew gave GH’s 50th. I don’t watch or care for The Chew… but I appreciate all the publicity they gave GH’s 50th anniversary and so I think it is only fair to reciprocate. I love anything when Jane Elliot is in it!!!

I would be more happy with a crossover with a show that didn’t have anything to do with the demise of OLTL and AMC… a night time show would be preferable… like Castle!

Did anyone count how many times they said “The Chew” on GH the last few episodes? Must have been at least a hundred!

Refuse to watch GH until Mario “Get over it” Batali and his Chew crew are gone off the show. What a slap in the face to us soap fans to promote this show and put the actors through this insult. I still boycott ABC, except for GH, for taking away our beautiful shows.

For it or against it, at least ABC is doing cross promotions. They are a business, and they have every right to run their business how they see fit. They cant take back what they did under Frons…they can only go forward. I think they are showing that they are behind GH. This show garnered more mainstream press buzz during the 50th anniversary than soaps possibly ever have. I think the storyline is a little wonky…ELQ is supposedly a global business with very diversified holdings…the fact that they are pinning ALL their future hopes on relish is fairly ridiculous and short-sighted. It was a cute plot point back when Lila did it, but thats what it was…a plot point. It was not a front burner all encompassing storyline that consumed all the business maneuvering and storylines. It is a nice nod to the past, and hopefully it will be wrapped up fairly quickly. And does Tracy have to be bitchy and snarky in EVERY scene?? Could she ever talk in a normal voice, and show some genuine emotion? It would be more interesting to see the Q‘s fighting an outside force! AJ just came back from the dead, and Tracy acts like she wishes he was dead. Despite their squabbling, the Q‘s have always been blood and there for each other.

I find the relish wars to be sad. I can’t even call it stupid because the s/l is just so pathetic. All the actors involved in that mess deserve way better, actually the show deserves way better. I don’t know when GH started going down the tube for me, but I couldn’t even make it through the first 5 minutes of today’s episode before I changed the channel.

Well, whether or not the Chew gives GH advertising. that was the most stupidest hour of TV I’ve watched in a long frigging time. I’ve never seen a more awkward group of morons on a talk show and it was painful watching them trying to be funny. I’m sorry, but who the hell eats relish on crackers?? This whole storyline needs to go away and hopefully once they all puked up their pickles, that will be the end of this.

Using GH for ratings, cross-sell, or whatever for The Chew, or the other way around, should always remind us to never trust ABC, ever!

I love the Chew and have been a GH fan for 50 years! Merge them with a little relish. Done with great taste! Thanks.

I didn’t watch the episode because I am still boycotting The Chew at every opportunity. I heard they all got sick. I would have laughed heartily had I seen the episode. I hope they don’t put The Chew on any of the soaps anymore–I even turn the channel if there is a The Chew commercial on. Yuk!

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Eva LaRue Makes Her ‘General Hospital’ Debut: What Were Your First Impressions of Natalia Rogers-Ramirez?

On the Monday, February 26th episode of General Hospital, former All My Children favorite, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria Santos), made her first appearance in her new recurring role of Blaze’s (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) mother, Natalia Rogers-Ramirez.

In key scenes, as Kristina (Kate Mansi) and Blaze are happy after spending the night together, Kristina is in for a shock when she is still in bed and the door opens and Blaze’s mother, Natalia strolls in seemingly oblivious to walked she just walked in.

Natalia announces, “Alison, Mommy’s here!” Then, Natalia looks over and sees Kristina in bed and both women are a bit startled. Kristina introduces herself to “Mrs. Rogers-Ramirez.” However, Natalia corrects her and says it’s “Miss.”

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Next, Blaze walks into the room still in her robe. She is very shocked that her mother arrived in Port Charles much earlier than expected. Natalia wants an explanation of just what she walked in on. It is then, Kristina concocts a story and explains they had a girls’ night, and it got late so Alison let her crash.

Natalia seems to buy into Kristina’s lies. Blaze starts to argue with her mother over the non-vegan sandals her mother brought her from Puerto Rico and her grandmother’s pudding, which she has told her in the past she dislikes. Kristina pipes in that the reason Alison doesn’t like it, is because of the texture and the same goes for avocado and flan. Natalia says she thinks she knows her own daughter.

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Then, Blaze gets more upset and asks Kristina to stay and be by her side. Blaze announces that she and Kristina are more than just friends. We already know that Natalia is from a very conservative background, so we anticipate on tomorrow’s episode of GH, she won’t approve finding out her daughter is gay. Stay-tuned.

So, were you happy to see Eva LaRue back on daytime and now on General Hospital? What were you first impressions of her new character Natalia Rogers-Ramirez? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first, check out the scenes from her arrival below,

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General Hospital’s William Lipton to Star in Music Drama Series ‘The Runarounds’ From ‘Outer Banks’ Creators

This sounds like a perfect starring vehicle for the multi-talented William Lipton (Cameron Webber), who recently made a brief return to General Hospital for his best friend, Spencer Cassadine’s (the exited Nicholas Chavez) gravesite memorial service.

Now comes word that Lipton is set to star in a new series in the works entitled The Runarounds. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because The Runarounds is the name of the band seen in season three of Netflix’s popular series, Outer Banks. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon has given the green light to an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for The Runarounds which premise features the story of a post-high school band as they try to make it big.

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The fictional drama is inspired by the real life band of the same name and will star its group’s members: William Lipton, Axel Ellis, Jeremy Yun, Zendé Murdock and Jesse Golliher.

The Runarounds will be set and film in Wilmington, North Carolina, where Outer Banks was also shot. Skydance Television is the studio behind the series. Outer Banks creators Josh Pate, Joshua Pate, and Shannon Burke will bring this project to life.

Lipton took to his Instagram on Monday, once the news of the series was revealed, expressing, “Where are we going, fellas? To the top, Johnny!” Immediately GH co-stars past and present shared their congratulations to William including: Sydney Mikayla (ex-Trina Robinson) and Enzo De Angelis, who plays Lipton’s brother, Aiden on GH.

 

In a statement, Vernon Sanders, head of television at Amazon MGM Studios, expressed: “When we first met with Jonas and Skydance about The Runarounds, it was immediately clear that they brought us a special show featuring an incredibly talented cast and real-life band. We are very much looking forward to sharing the exhilarating journey of The Runarounds with our global Prime Video customers.”

The Runarounds were actually formed as a band back in 2021, when Jonas Pate issued a casting call looking for a group to appear on Outer Banks. The group first performed together when they played for Pate ahead of appearing in season three after being selected from a more than 5,000 musicians who responded to the call.

No word yet on when The Runarounds will be released.

So, excited for this opportunity for William Lipton to star in this music drama? Hope he returns to GH down the line? Comment below.

 

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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

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Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

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She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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