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Tyler Christopher, Jason Thompson & Vanessa Marcil Stand Up For Kimberly McCullough's "Hey Day" As John Stamos Preps Same-Themed 80's Soap Drama!

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Over the last few days, social media has been abuzz when the news was announced that John Stamos (Ex-Blackie, GH) has a new dramatic television series in the works alongside his producing partners, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.  The concept is said to be loosely based on Stamos’ early days on General Hospital, when he was just 18 years old, and said to be told through the eyes of a young man thrust into sudden stardom, as he deals with the temptations of sex, drugs, and fame in Hollywood in the decadent 80’s.

When news of this item hit Twitter, fans of GH favorite Kimberly McCullough (Robin), and a few of her former co-stars became outraged, because this concept for the Stamos’ series sounds exactly like the “Hey Day” project McCullough has been working on bringing to life, which is based on her days as a young actress working on a network soap in the decadent 80’s.

In fact, On-Air On-Soaps even attended a reading of the script sometime ago that was produced in conjunction with former GH star, Tyler Christopher (Ex-Nikolas).  Both Christopher and Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R and ex-Patrick, GH) played parts in the reading as well, so they are very familiar with McCullough’s material and vision.

On Friday, Tyler Christopher tweeted: “Let’s get #heyday trending. @whitewatercrew put her whole life into this story. U want a series that tells the truth? #Heyday”

On Thursday, Jason Thompson after seeing the Deadline.com item on Stamos’ upcoming soapy project sent out this tweet:  “Oh you mean @whitewatercrew ‘s #HeyDay? Little to familiar if you ask me..”

On Friday, Vanessa Marcil (Ex-Brenda) took a different tact, asking Stamos to reach out to McCullough:  “I know John will be happy to chat about this!!!!! @JohnStamos holla at your girl @whitewatercrew #Daytimeroyalty”

Former AMC and Y&R star Cady McClain, even joined in on Twitter on Saturday adding, “I saw #HeyDay pitch pilot and it’s SO awesome. @JohnStamos Holla at your girl! #daytimeroyalty #teamup #powerhouse @whitewatercrew”

Awhile back, McCullough shared with her followers and friends this video of her “Hey Day” passion project as well. Check it out again after the jump. Then share your thoughts and the show of support witnessed on social media for Kimberly in the comment section below.

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hee..hee…old school style soap smack down..this could prove to be more entertaining than either actual idea..soap twitter wars..bring it on..holla!!!

He’s pretty much stolen Kim’s idea and isn’t even bothered about it. There’s no way that he isn’t aware of her idea as she’s gotten a fair amount of press for it and has been working on it for YEARS. People have been tagging him in twitter posts since the news came out that he was “working” on the idea. Shame on John Stamos. If he is any kind of decent man he will reach out to Kim.

Why would John Stamos be informed of anything Kim is doing.
Not everyone knows of Kim’s idea..

No shame for John..
Now, its a race lol ..

Kim has been working on hers for years, not his fault she hasn’t got it up and running..
Seems he is ready to go/ahead of her ..

He follows her on twitter… although I think that may be a recent thing. He’s aware of the stink being made at least.

He was fully aware of the project because people were sending tweets out saying he should be part of the cast. Hey Day has a name, a cast, a director AND writer. Those have been in place since 2014. Careful Su, your KMc bias is sticking out. 😉

LMAO….I’m shocked at your reply.

OK
Stamos ==
Full House – starred in a #1 TV series and became famous.
And- ER as Dr. Tony Gates.
And executive producer of the Netflix series Fuller House
In many TV shows, and 9 or more movies
and on it goes
John ”started” his known fame in GH, a soap
He wants to tell his rise to fame. and his soap days.
And John is executive producer of a Netflix series, so yah can see him wanting to produce his story, same as Kim wants too. No problem.

When the name John Stomas is said most all know of him
When the name Kimberly McCullough is said, mainly GH fans know of her.

Point is; their stories would be quite different.
So, each should tell their story..
Both Kim and John have their story to tell.. Both have their idea as how to tell them.
It’s no big deal.

I agree I never even heard of Kim’s project before but I knew about John’s

Kimberly and Hey Day all the way ….this has been in the works for quite some time.

John Stamos “project” just reading about this now in this article.

talk to Kim it is the right thing to do.

Thing is-
Neither own the idea.
They both want tell their story of their soap days.
The race is on as to which will complete their project and bring it to screen..

Nothing like competition to get it rolling !

Never heard of either project until now. It sounds like each one is telling their own story. In John Stamos’ story he reached superstardom whereas Kimberly never did, his story would be entirely different considering his very successful TV show and appearances touring with The Beach Boys John Stamos’ name is recognizable.

Kimberly has been working on this for sometime and if you have been following her @whitewatercrew #heyday you would know that!
This is NOT something new but something from 2014. .She does update the fans regularly on it as well. .That is why Tyler Christopher, , Vanessa Marcil, Jason Thompson and others had her back.

Um considering John Stamos was only on GH 2 years I will take Kimberly’s version as she has been associated with GH over 25 years!

So without blasting someone one Daisy you’re not entirely right. Kimberly did . She did appearances on TV dramas such as Joan of Arcadia that starred her costar the first Emily Quarter main event. I think it would be nice for John to reach out but don’t know if he really knew.

Sorry but in no stretch if the imagination did Kim achieve the level of stardom that John has

Never said she did. The comment was made that Jon’s name was recognizeable and not Kimberly’s . That’s not right she has been directing and actually did so thorugh ABC which is why she left GH. She has done TV appearnaces she is known to TPTB THE POWERS THAT BE> . She has been with GH Barbara what 25 years? I believe. Love John but he was with the show how long? Right 2 give or take not nearly like Kim’s, and not point. Point is if he knew he owes it to her to contact her, personally I think both shows would be great. Besides which people are able to psot without people attacking people. I Really dont get the need to blast someone for their opinion. Besides whihc to daytime fans Kim is jsut as known as John. The network most certainly knows Kim and can guarnatee you that.

What is wrong with that…soaps copy other soaps ideas for years…

It sounds like a good case for copyright infringement, but I could be wrong.

No not really, He’s telling his story not hers. Can’t copyright someone else’s life story.

Tons of stars have done shows about themselves, Kim’s is not special.

John should absolutely contact Kim it’s the right thing to do. Kimberly is my girl, been watching her on GH since he started. Great actress! Come on John Stamis get in touch with Kimberly! Be the man we all hope you are!

Let’s hope John does the right thing. I imagine he’ll lose a lot of ex-GH women fans if he doesn’t. It looks like blatant stealing, and if not, shows how much easier it is for a white man in Hollywood to get the same project produced and on screens–with women finally starting to work their way into director/producer chairs despite decades of discrimination, John can either set a good example or be an example of what not to do.

When will it be available to see? Love you Kimberly and I miss you in GH.

“Hey Day” all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe John’s project has been in the works–he just hasn’t publicized as maybe he has more connections or whatever than Kimberly and doesn’t need to pound the pavement so hard for financing.

Both could be good. Yes, they sound similar, but also have differences. It would be nice if John reached out to Kim (privately) to discuss, but he’s not obligated. Maybe this controversy will drum up more interest in Kim’s project.

I welcome both of them. The more attention soaps get, the better!

This is no different than “Elementary” and “Sherlock” being on at the same time. There’s plenty of room for both shows and each will tell stories from different viewpoints.

It’s been Kimberly’s concept from the beginning… She’s been working on her #HeyDay project since 2014! Her pilot is already filmed! Kimberly tweeted her #HeyDay pitch to John Stamos on August 4, 2016, and all of a sudden he come out with a pitch a month later?! Give me a break! Smh! Whether some like it or not, she truly deserves the credit for it… It’s hers NOT his!

Never heard of Heyday til now so how do we know John Stamos had? He barely follows any soap stars other than his bud Kin Shriner & Jack Wagner.
I’m actually surprised he’d want to do a show like that sunce it seems he cut off all soap tues; he has been pretty busy for years after all.
Still …. Looks like JS will get it to the finish line since he’s a Netflix favorite. Sorry Kim, but he may just complete your “in process for years” script.

The way I see it is Kimberly wants to tell her life story, how she grew up on General Hospital and all the stuff that goes on behind the scenes. John wants to tell his life story, how he got his start with a 2 year stint on General Hospital and since then has grown up with super-stardom, doing all kinds of things.

Aren’t those two different ideas? Won’t we actually watch both of them, until we decide if we like one better than the other? Then we will watch that one.

Everyone knows its easier for a man then a woman to get projects started! And to say KMc career hasn’t gone anywhere is so wrong! Kim has been directing! She’s still learning the craft but she’s already directed episode’s of PLL! Kim’s working behind the camera! That’s where she’s trying to get her career going!

I like them both, but the timing is suspect. She’s been working on this for awhile, he had to have known that. Time for John to man up.

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Bryan Craig Wishes General Hospital’s Maurice Benard ‘Happy Father’s Day’; Is He Trolling Us … or is This the Ultimate Return Tease?

Sunday is Father’s Day, and it’s the time when many soap stars and celebrities take to social media to give love and shout outs to their dads.

In an another post that got General Hospital fans to take notice, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan Corinthos) dropped a blast from the past photo of himself alongside Maurice Benard (Sonny). Accompanying the photo, Bryan wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day” Maurice Benard.

The post on X comes on the heels of a previous response by Craig to a post on Frank Valentini’s (executive producer, General Hospital) comment to On the Red Carpet, where he revealed that this summer, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.” In response, Craig teased, “Who could it be…”

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Now on Sunday responses to Craig’s post were met with varied responses from GH fans from “Stop playing with us” to “Now you’re just trolling us, lol. We really need you back right now.”  Still others took it as a potential confirmation that Craig is the mystery man on his way back to General Hospital stating, “I hope you’re going to back to GH!” to “Can’t wait!”

Craig last appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a brief return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared in numerous TV and film projects including: Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel.

So, is Bryan Craig yanking GH viewers chain, or is he slyly teasing us, because he knows he is the one returning to the ABC soap opera? Weigh-in on your theories below.

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A week ago, at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of your favorite soap opera stars took to the red carpet prior to the telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount + and posed for pictures for the paparazzi and several spoke to the media before going inside and taking in the ceremonies and rooting on their castmates and shows.

While on the red carpet, Michael Fairman TV interviewed those who stopped performers who stopped by and those we could catch on the action-packed bustling arrivals. All of the video interviews are now posted and complete on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Look for conversations with Days of our Lives, Tamara Braun (Ava), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) with Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Paul Telfer (Xander), Dan Feuerriegel (EJ), Greg Rikaart (Leo), and Eric Martsolf (Brady) with wife Lisa and their twin sons, Chase and Mason.

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Stopping by to chat from General Hospital were Maura West (Ava) and Finola Hughes (Anna), and from The Bold and the Beautiful, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and his daughter, McKenna, Annika Noelle (Hope), Kimberlin Brown (Sheila) and John McCook (Eric) and his wife, Laurette.

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From The Young and the Restless, Peter Bergman (Jack), Courtney Hope (Sally), Christian LeBlanc and Tracey Bregman (Michael and Lauren), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Michael Mealor (Kyle), Melissa Ordway (Abby), Kate Linder (Esther) and Bryton James (Devon), and making their first appearance on a Daytime Emmy red carpet were Neighbours stars: Stefan Dennis, Annie Jones and Georgie Stone.

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Below is the complete playlist of 2024 Daytime Emmy Red Carpet interviews. Make sure to check them out. Then let us know who you loved seeing and hearing from the most via the comment section below.

 

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GH’s Evan Hofer Talks Life for Dex After Sonny’s Beatdown, Giovanni Mazza, and If Josslyn is Love Endgame

General Hospital’s Dex Heller (Evan Hofer) has been at the epicenter of Sonny Corinthos’ (Maurice Benard) paranoia, which led to the beatdown of Sonny’s former right hand man.

Now, Dex is licking his wounds, and trying to move on with his life after joining the PCPD; following attempting to move away from working for the mob and under Sonny’s thumb. Problem is, Dex has a soft spot for Sonny. Meanwhile, looks like there still may be a future for Dex and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) as the two are trying to mend their once-fractured relationship.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Evan Hofer at the 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmys (in which Hofer was a presenter during the ceremonies), to discuss the current life and times of his Port Charles alter-ego.

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Evan has now gotten to see and feel first-hand what is like working in soaps and television, when you have to wear prosthetics on your face after Sonny accosted Dex at Brook Lynn and Chase’s wedding reception.

Hofer recalled the experience. “Our makeup team is incredible. Priscilla, my makeup artist is just so talented. She layered silicone every day so she could control the swelling, so that way, she would have control over how it looked as it progressed and, you know, decreased, increased,” Hofer revealed. “She was incredible and very, very detailed.”

Paying a nod to actors who have to take on TV or movie roles where they have to wear complete facial prosthetics, Evan shared, “I do not envy people who wear full face prosthetics. I think my longest tape day was probably seven hours in it. I got a little claustrophobic. It does cause you to have a lack of of depth perception, which is a rough one.”

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Hofer weighed-in on if he thinks Dex will ever turn in Sonny and press charges against him for his character’s recent beatdown. “I hope he doesn’t. It’s hard though, because he loves him (Sonny) and that’s the problem,” stated Evan. “That’s what we do with people we love. It’s almost an abusive parent relationship, isn’t it? I have this theory that Dex almost feels like he deserves these things.”

Now might be the time for the GH writers to explore more of Dex’s backstory which could include a backstory of abuse. “I really would love them to. I think it’d be incredible,” hoped Evan. However, he added, “I’m just grateful for whatever I get to do every day and excited for whatever story we get to tell.  Something like The Departed – undercover with the mob- would be cool (for a storyline), and then everybody’s wondering which side I’m on the whole time.”

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Is there hope for Dex and Josslyn fans that they will still may be each other’s love endgame? Hofer teased, “I think they start spending a little more time together, but who knows what’ll happen. You never know on a soap opera. Maybe Dex’s evil twin will show up and steal Josslyn away.”

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A few months back, Evan shared some major scenes with the one and only Finola Hughes (Anna). In story, Dex admits he was going to kill Cyrus on Sonny’s orders. Hofer shared it was a big moment for him since his time being on GH. “What an honor to get to do those scenes with Finola. I had only worked with her once before and that was when Dex broke her out of prison and he got shot the first time,” recalls Hofer. “She’s all about working the scenes ahead of time, which I am, too. We got to get a lot of reps in and when we get up there on stage, she’s incredibly affecting. I’ll kind of have an idea of maybe of how the scene will go, and then I’ll just look in her eyes and suddenly I am just so in a different space that she’s pulled me into. In those scenes, having Dex feel like someone cares about him was really beautiful.”

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Recently, Giovanni Mazza premiered as Gio. In Hofer’s first on-screen scenes with Mazza, the two talk about Gio’s dad having been in the military and Dex’s experience in the Army and serving in Afghanistan.

This raised some GH viewers eyebrows to what if the two characters could somehow be related? Perhaps, brothers? Evan responded to those inquiring minds, “Oh, I don’t know. We look pretty alike. There is the military connection. I think it’ll be interesting. Those first scenes we had together were incredible. I was so excited to work with Geo. He couldn’t be any nicer really. He’s an incredible person. He’s so easy to be around. We hang out outside of work all the time, already.”

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Does Evan think there will come a day where Jason (Steve Burton), Dex and Sonny will all be working together on the same side, and thus, Sonny will have both his former henchman at his disposal?  While Hofer doesn’t know what’s coming down the pike, he expressed, “It’s been incredible to have Steve around. He’s a really wonderful man. I’d only met him on Zoom previously to him coming back.  I hope we get to work together more. We got one batch of scenes together and I hope we get to do more soon.”

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As to what GH viewers should be on the lookout for in the weeks ahead, Evan teased, “We’ll see what Joss and Dex get into, and we’ll see what happens within the police department.”

So, are you rooting for Dex and Joss? Do you want Dex back working for Sonny, or hope he stays with the PCPD? Would you want to see more of Dex’s backstory explored? Comment below.

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