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VIDEO PREVIEW: GH's Finola Hughes & Jason Thompson Play "Millionaire!"

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As we have been talking about for months finally the episodes are here when we get to see stars of ABC”s General Hospital play Who Wants To Be A Mililonaire with host Meredith Vieira will help to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ABC’s daytime drama.  Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) and Jason Thompson (Dr. Patrick Drake) will be  contestants on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2. The “Millionaire” episodes will coincide with General Hospital’s 50th anniversary on April 1st.

General Hospital superfans were able to sit in the studio audience for the “Millionaire” tapings and were treated to a surprise set visit by another Port Charles fan favorite.  Tune in on the Monday, April 1st installment to find out who dropped in to wish Finola Hughes and Jason Thompson good luck on the show!  Finola and Jason will play as a two-person team and will donate their winnings to The Art of Elysium (http://www.theartofelysium.org/), a non-profit organization that works closely with actors, artists and musicians, encouraging them to volunteer their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions.

Now after the jump, watch this ‘Millionaire’ Backstage pass clip with contains a preview of Finola and Jason playing “Millionaire” and a soap-inspired spoof vignette co-starring Vieira.   The scene will be broadcast in its entirety on Monday, April 1 on Who Wants To Be  A Millionaire.   Tune in to see Meredith Vieira show off her acting chops in a playful scene that involves negligees and martinis and ends with a dramatic slap across the face from one of the two GH contestants!

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Sandy
Sandy

Oh, wow! What a great clip! I can’t wait to see the shows!

Thank you so much for posting this preview, Michael!

jim
jim

I totally agree!

Bonnie
Bonnie

I was in the audience-so much fun-been waiting so long for it to air!

jim
jim

U were very lucky to c it in person…

jim
jim

LOL…Now lets have a funny seen where Anna smacks Katie Couric! (she did almost replace our show)

heidi
heidi

Glad to see them doing so well!!!

susan M.
susan M.

I will be watching.

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Vinessa Antoine Reveals She And General Hospital Have Parted Ways; After Landing Primetime Series Lead

After the fantastic bit of casting news for actress Vinessa Antoine  (Jordan Ashford) over the weekend, today, via her social media accounts, Vinessa has addressed her future with General Hospital.

As viewers know, Vinessa has been cast as the drama series lead in the new CBC production of Diggstown, and it is groundbreaking making her the first black actress to star in a series on the legendary Canadian broadcasting network,   Originally it was presumed that Antoine would go recurring on GH, while she was away filming, but that is not the case as she revealed in her heartfelt message today.  She and GH have mutually parted ways.

Vinessa’s statement: “There are so many people that God put into place who are directly and indirectly responsible for my time at General Hospital.  You know who you are. I thank you. I came into this world as an artist. My job is to create and inspire. I hope that I did that a little in playing #JordanAshford.

I believe that I have taken her as far as I can.  To clarify, as negotiations for #Diggstown were underway, although I am open to stay and play in Port Charles, I was told by my reps that GeneralHospital felt that my character would be off the canvas for too long for me to continue playing her.

With that, we decided to mutually part ways.  It’s time to make room for more women of color in prominent roles on television. I’m grateful to assist in that by starting this new chapter in my journey. I hope you’ll all come along. I feel blessed. Be well. xo”

An ABC rep told Soap Opera Digest that the role of Jordan is being recast.

So what do you think of Vinessa leaving GH for good? Share your thoughts via the comment section below and let’s wish her much success!

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GH Preview – Week of July 16, 2018

This week on General Hospital the fallout from Michael (Chad Duell) and Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) nuptials will change the course of several lives including Carly’s (Laura Wright), who has come to bust up of the wedding, by busting out of Ferncliff!

Meanwhile, after those close to Drew (Billy Miller) encourage him to try to date again after his divorce from Sam (Kelly Monaco), he ends up in a surprise encounter with Marqaux (Elizabeth Hendrickson).  Will sparks fly?

Check out these other teasers for this week’s GH below, and you can watch the tease for Monday’s episode here.

Let us know in the comment section below what storyline has you most intrigued.

MONDAY JULY 16

Michael is torn.

TUESDAY JULY 17

Valentin puts two and two together.

WEDNESDAY JULY 18, 2018  

Curtis offers Liz an explanation.  

THURSDAY JULY 19, 2018 

Carly faces the consequences of her actions.

 FRIDAY JULY 20, 2018

Obrecht encounters an obstacle.

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Breaking News

GH’s Vinessa Antoine Lands Primetime Series Will Make Canadian TV History!

Fantastic news for General Hospital favorite, Vinessa Antoine (Jordan)! The talented actress had landed the leading role in the primetime Canadian series, Diggstown!

The legal drama is scheduled to air this fall.  In Diggstown, Antoine will play Marcie Diggs, a top corporate lawyer who decides to dedicate herself to a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This casting news will make Vinessa a part of Canadian TV history as the first Black Canadian actress to star in a prime-time drama on legacy network television, CBC.

Antoine spoke to the Toronto Star about her starring role, “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system. And when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of color, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.”

However as suspected, and according to the Toronto Star: “General Hospital fans will not be happy to learn that Antoine, who has been with the show since 2014, will no longer be a series regular when she starts shooting Diggstown in August.”

So, excited to hear Vinessa has been cast in a leading primetime series?  Comment below!

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