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Welcome To The General Hospital Nurses Ball 2014: The Red Carpet, The Performances,The Drama!

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It’s almost here! The residents of Port Charles are putting on a show and getting glammed up for the red carpet at the 2014 Nurses Ball!

Beginning with episodes this Thursday May 8th through May 14th on General Hospital, several stories will intersect at the Nurses Ball!  Chief among them: Will hostess with the mostess Lucy’s (Lynn Herring) affair with Scott ( Kin Shriner) be exposed?  Will Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) find out during the Ball?  And who wants to bet Lucy looses most of her clothing?

ABC teases about the upcoming episodes, “As the iconic Nurses Ball 2014 begins in Port Charles, old and new loves will percolate while others find themselves in awkward situations. Amidst all the romantic drama, the never-dull Nurses Ball audience will be entertained with enlivening performances, unexpected guest arrivals and sexy surprises.”

We won’t spoil the Ball show numbers as many are being kept top secret! But let us know. who are you looking forward to seeing perform the most? Is it perhaps little Emma Drake (Brooklyn Rae Silzer)?

 

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Lauren
Lauren

Finola……it’s always all about Finola for me. I’ll be fastforwarding through the rest.

Janet
Janet

Haha I feel the same way too!!!

Michael
Michael

It looks like Eddy Main is going to sing.

Timmm
Timmm

I hope you are right!

dmr
dmr

I sure hope so; that would be great! I miss Ned Ashton/Eddie Maine!

Charday
Charday

Let’s hope!!

su0000
su0000

Yahhh!
Looking forward to the Nurses Ball..

And before the habitual negative complainers jump in;
The Ball is for fun!
Nothing serious..
The Actors have fun doing it/preforming and giving us fun entertainment watching it.

The singing, dancing and whatever else will be a good time !!!

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

I agree that the nurses ball is silly but harmless fun but as for habitual complainer…why is it ok for you to be one when it comes to Y&R all the time…lol…arent you being a hypocrite…lol…anyway thats what these message boards are for…what we like and dislike about our soaps…why watch if its so bad…then why do you watch Y&R then…you are like the rest of us…we have a soap addiction and we want to keep watching…soap characters have become like members of our family and like members of our real families we want what we think is best for them…so if we think thats not happening we will express our opinion just like i do with my real family…i see no harm in that…Peace and Love(i used to be a hippie…lol)

Mija
Mija

Is it true : Ronn Moss go to GH and he has signed on to GH. ??????????????

BTripp
BTripp

I am hoping that he is only going to be a musical guest at the Nurses Ball because he is in a band in real life.

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

Why isnt Dr.O’Mutter taking over hostess duties…hope she sings ‘Falling in Love Again’ to Victor Cassidine or ‘I Fought The Law, And I Still Won'(i changed the lyrics) as all the villains dance in the background(is the stage big enough)?…lol

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

I wish Mac would loose his (MR.) MARBLES…lol

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

Marbles, Mumbles, Marvels, whatever his name is…he is such a dummy!!! lol

andrew hass
andrew hass

I can’t wait for the ball to happen and i think the actors enjoy performing because it’s fun for them.As for what might happen at the ball i think Lucy’s affair with Scott will be exposed in a public way.Plus i see romance happening there.

Timmm
Timmm

I’m sure the three kids will be involved. They are very talented and could steal the show. Maybe Rick Springfield will show? Oh, that wouldnt be possible. That means they would have to write a story line that involved a legendary character. God forbid he show up and support Patrick as his son fights for his life. The writing has got to go!

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

Maybe Emma can sing ‘Torn Between Two Lovers’ while Spencer and Cameron fight in a duel…with plastic swords of course…i know, corny…lol

Shay
Shay

Right Timmm….because that would make toooo much sense! Can’t have that. Instead we’ve been once again treated to yet another round of Frisco-dissing….I certainly hope today’s episode was the last of it! It has been very tasteless to witness Felicia (and Kristina) being part of this ongoing bashing of not only her onscreen, but real life, ex…..hence it was refreshing to finally hear her attempt to put an end to it, not to mention the entire crowd’s universal panning of “Herr Marbles.” (I would like to see him suffer a fate similar to that of the “late” Ariel doll….LOL!) Another questionable aspect was the pushing of the Yoplait “Greek” yogurt as a so-called event sponsor….did anyone else think, as did I, that this was designed specifically as a dig to John Stamos and his role as a spokesperson for the competing Oikos brand? It seemed since they were emphasizing the “Greek” version that it was but another of Ron C.’s childish, churlish little inside joke paybacks for which he’s become known. As for this whole mess of a NB, it will be almost impossible to equal last year’s excitement of having both Jack Wagner and Rick Springfield performing….sounds as though it’s going to be more hokey and amateurish this time around, although Dr. O. should definitely add some fun. And if Ronn Moss ends up being part of the musical line-up, that is also fine. Other than that, I’m really not jazzed….the legacy characters that are left on the show truly do not interest me as they have simply become old hat….Finola Hughes excepted. She’s always a sparking class act.

Daniel
Daniel

They were emphasizing the name of Greek b/c its Yoplait Greek Yogurt and they paid $$$ to sponsor the ball in REAL life (ABC) and in the soap universe. Product placement is a thing now for our shows to continue on… and when we have a thing like the Nurses Ball, we NEED someone to step up. Yoplait was our Lucy Coe last year. Theres nothing childish here… you’re looking for something to attack Ron and paint him in a bad light. It’s a sponsor. nothing more. If Oikos had coughed up the money… they would have been eating Oikos. 🙂

Shay
Shay

Daniel….I delayed my reply until the end of the NB….a wait and see attitude, and I now have to say my first assumption was dead-on!!!! While I totally understand the reality of product placement and the way it plays a part in productions, this went way beyond that…it was both directly and indirectly aimed at John Stamos, and by extension, Oikos. Yes, the company Yoplait may have paid for considerations in the storyline, but the fact the “GREEK” was played up, along with the scripted Blackie no-show stunt, this was definitely meant to besmirch both the actor and the competing yogurt line he so adorably represents. But thank you anyway for your input, even if we will have to agree to disagree on this one!

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Can’t wait to see who performs! I know who won’t be – just considering the seriousness of their storylines (Sonny, Olivia, Morgan, Ava, Sabrina, Patrick). But, I wonder if the 3 little cutie pie’s – Cameron, Emma & Spencer – will do a number together.

janet
janet

I will DVR it of course. That way what offends me I FF . Finola and Brooklyn, I will of course watch.the strippers you can have. The bait and switch Ronn Moss, and anything with *NINA*, ff city. The last NB was awful, Mr Mumbles just sit Sonny on Mac’s knee and you have the same thing. I didn’t think it was possible but the show gets worse when I bother to watch.

KarenB
KarenB

Then may I suggest that you don’t watch and leave the rest of us that enjoy it in peace?

janet
janet

I suggest you don’t bother to read my posts. If my comments don’t allow you to enjoy your show sorry .I have my opinion and you have yours. FrankenRon do not deserve an emmy for using the vets to get the ratings too go up then Phelps to step in and allow Tristan Rogers to have a contract. GF is gone, so many newbies and when they play bait and stitch with ?? they stories are off the wall. If you are a troll for FrankenRon tell them I do not enjoy the show, now.I have an opinion and I express it. We do not have to agree ,and apparently the emmy committee agrees. We all have the right to express our opinions. both of us..

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Seriously, from all the complaints I read on all the message boards the GH audience wouldn’t even crack a million viewers if everyone who complained actually stopped watching… and the way RC taunts people, both on Twitter and in the show’s plot points he must want people to react with their opinions (complete fool that he is).

Linda
Linda

Magic Milo and his crew!

Rj
Rj

I had never seen the nurses ball, but last year I saw some of it for the first time, and the part I saw was light hearted entertainment – good fun escape. Perhaps, there was more going on then I realized or afterwards, but the part I saw was cute. Appreciated that kind of break from the stresses of the work day.

Stef
Stef

Oh RJ, if you ever have extra time on your hands you MUST go back and watch prior episodes of the Nurses Ball!!! Don’t get me wrong… I LOVED last year and this year’s ball but the earlier balls are just incredible!!!! Definitely ‘MUST SEE’ moments!

Rj
Rj

Stef- thank you for informing. I will look them up. Always enjoy some light hearted entertainment as a break from the craziness that life throws at us at times. Sometimes, I wish the Soaps would do more of that. They seem to like to go to dark side most of the time , but perhaps, that is what draws people in and sells. As a periodic Days of our Lives watcher and being a bit older, I always enjoyed the Julie and Doug era when they used to sing and entertain at Doug’s place and then tie storylines into that. Wish they would do some of that again.

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More casting news from the upcoming Canadian legal drama series, Diggstown which will star General Hospital’s Vinessa Antoine (Jordan) in the central role of Marcie Diggs.

As fans know, Antoine will be exiting GH in the role of Jordan as she begins filming the CBC series.

However, Antoine is getting a co-star on her new show, in none other than Natasha Henstridge.  The actress has previously appeared in CW’s Beauty and the Beast and Secret Circle.

 

According to Deadline, in Diggstown, Natasha will play Colleen MacDonald, a single, no-nonsense, openly gay director of legal aid now headquartered in Halifax after being blacklisted by the legal community in Toronto. She hopes to one day work her way back home.

As for the premise of the new series, Diggstown is set in the gritty arena of legal aid.  It centers on Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a star lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.  The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice as they work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias.”

Antoine is the first black actress to be cast as a dramatic series lead on iconic Canadian Broadcasting Company, CBC.

So, what do you think of the premise of Diggstown?  Sounds intriguing to us! Comment below.

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A grieving mother and sister found themselves stuck in a revenge plot gone haywire, that provided the backdrop in which two accomplished actresses; Kathleen Gati (Liesl) and Michelle Stafford (Nina) were able to shine on episodes of General Hospital.

Although Peter’s kidnapping went on far too long, and fans on social media have their own viewpoints as to what they think of Mr. August aka Henrik Faison (Wes Ramsey), the final week of taking Peter hostage to torment him as payback for his part in Nathan’s death; gave Gati and Stafford scenes from the comedic, to the emotional, to the cray-cray, and more..

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On Thursday’s episode, Nina is trying to talk down Liesl from torching the place, but Liesl is becoming more unhinged and more grief-stricken.  She says to Nina, “I lost my son.  I gave Nathan up to protect him.  I spent my life not even daring to gaze in his direction for fear that Cesar would take him.  I never wanted my son to be like him, and now my beautiful boy is buried in the ground, while the other son is still breathing!  So, I must finish this my way, Nina  …  with or without you!”

Pleading, an emotional Nina responds: “Aunt Liesl, you are not the only one who lost time with Nathan.  I did, too.  I missed him growing up.  I missed his childhood, and seeing the incredible man he turned into.  I feel his absence and I feel the loss every second of every day.  I hate Faison, and I will for the rest of my life, and I hate Anna (Finola Hughes) just like you did, but that does not justify what I have done… being an accomplice in this crazy revenge.  None of that is going to bring my brother back.”   Nina goes on to say:  “I knew J would not want his mother grieving alone. This isn’t grief anymore … this is madness.”

Obrecht with rage and sadness in her eyes says, “The brightest souls like my Nathan are extinguished.”  And from there, as viewers know by now, Liesl sets the fire, which sets the stage for Nina’s rescue, and the Friday cliffhanger of Finn (Michael Easton) having to decide whether to go in the burning building and get Peter out, or not.

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Gati has made Obrecht, this one-of-a-kind character, come to life, no matter what the circumstances the writers put her in.  And as for Michelle Stafford, when Nina spoke of her brother and the loss she continues to feel, it was one of the most on-the-money moments for anyone who has lost a sibling that they looked to.

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Share your thoughts on the performances of Kathleen and Michelle and what stood out to you via the comment section below.

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Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

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Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

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