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Welcome Zachary Garred To General Hospital!

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Over the past few weeks in the rumor mill has been that Australian-born actor Zachary Garred has joined the cast of General Hospital as a personal guru and free spirit said to be a sidekick to Maxie named Levi, when Kirsten Storms (Maxie) returns on-air which will be soon.  The fan favorite actress is now back from her maternity leave and filming brand new episodes of the ABC soap.

Today, Kirsten confirmed via social media with a tweet that Zachary is indeed now part of the GH family: “Tweeters! Follow our new #GH homie @ZJGarred ! (He’s pretty funny)”

After Storms tweeted her welcome, GH fans from all over also took to Twitter to welcome Zachary to which he responded to many tweets! Very cool, indeed! Garret later tweeted that his first airdate will be on April 3rd.

Some of the talented Mr. Garred’s credits include: Foreign Exchange, Out of the Blue and the Aussie soaps, Home and Away and All Saints! 

Are you looking forward to seeing how Zachary Garred is paired in scenes with Kirsten Storms?  Let us know your thoughts!

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su0000

whoopee !! Zachary Garred !!!
He is great!!
He most likely will be a lighter character??
He has natural humor ..
Looking forward to this!!

I like new character mixed in with the old, it creates more stories and nothing get stale..
The GH stars hold the show and all revolves around them and to throw something new in the mix is always good and Zachary Garred is a good addition!! 🙂
((I can see him and Kirsten Storms as working very well together)

Marjorie Manford
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Marjorie Manford

GH doesn’t mix new and old characters like that wish they did . On GH the new people take over with a couple of few exceptions. yet another new addition Ron has a way of making new characters so annoying and stupid that i give up on them pretty quickly. His very cute hope he can act Frank like to hire hottie’s who can’t act .Wish this new character was a q.

harry
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harry

If they can’t get NP back as Ethan, why couldn’t this guy be recast as Ethan? There’s so many new characters now that I need a cheat sheet just to watch.

boes
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boes

Oh great. Just what Maxie needs – a new sidekick. Why do I think I’ll be missing Spinelli real soon?

TPTB could have really pushed the envelope and given Maxie something she’s never had before – a brain.

But seriously????? ANOTHER NEWBIE??? Unless the show is expanding to two hours we don’t need another vehicle for Ron C. to amuse himself with his own cleverness.

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

Maybe they are going for that mega soap Prospect Park claimed in that lawsuit…to give Maxi a brain TPTB need one first…

Reagan
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Reagan

Why didn’t they make him the new Ethan and at least have the Spencer connection…

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

I agree Reagan…he might have made an interesting Ethan and at least be a character we are familiar with…

Johnny
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Johnny

Raegan…..that was my FIRST thought when I heard Australian and saw this dude’s picture. However….this regime needs Ethan OFF the canvas so they have built in excuses to write veterans off in disappointing ways. We dont want Tristan Rogers anymore?….lets write him off by saying Ethan is in trouble. Tony Geary needs ANOTHER vacation? Lets ship him off to help Ethan. With the way Cartini disrespects the vets on this show, the character of Ethan is more valuable to them offscreen. On an unrelated note….has anyone else picked up the fact that TJ’s mom is calling him Tommy?? As in… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

Time and again I think GH couldn’t possibly stuff in another character to their hideously bloated cast – and not just any new characters, newbies – and time and again I am proven wrong.

How foolish can management get?

Kevin
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Kevin

There is room for a new character every week at “GH.” 🙂

Ces
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Ces

I wish they’d send Michael & Kiki packing. The two most annoying characters on this show!!

Johnny
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Johnny

Michael is only annoying when he calls the murdering thug who kidnapped him as a child “dad”. When he is around his REAL family, the Quartermaines, he is eminently likeable.

GH50
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GH50

So glad this guy is coming on and TIIC couldn’t bring themselves to write for AJ and the QUARTERMAINE family! Who wants to see that? Two years after this regime has taken over, GH is a sorry mess. What a disaster. ABC must be so thrilled with all the negativity out there from the fans. Actors leaving. The head writer acting out on twitter and ratings trending down. This new guy, Donna Mills…that’s GH. This will solve all their problems. And BTW, great introduction with Donna Mills. On for two days, has two boring conversations with two boring characters and… Read more »

David
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David

All ABC looks at our th enumbers, they could care less what people are saying on the internet. The GH numbers continue to be up from one year ago thats what ABC looks at. They could care less about a person going online every day talking negative about the show. When people stop watching and the numbers drop to levels from 2 and years ago then ABC won’t be happy. But if the numbers continue to be up from the previous year and in many case up from the previous 2 years, then ABC is happy.

Johnny
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Johnny

Love love love your post. Cartini is running this show into the ground. They couldnt be doing any better a job of it even if they were hires to tank it!!

harry
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harry

Well said GH50–pretty soon you’re going to have to change your handle from GH50 to GH86!
And what’s Robocop’s story? I don’t even know who he is and who he’s connected to. His chest is a better actor than he is.

GH50
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GH50

No David, ABC expects continued growth. If the ratings stay where they are, hovering around 3 million and actually below lately, they’re not happy. If they go down at all, and that’s the trend, they’re not happy. Just being up from 2 years ago or a year ago isn’t enough. Not when CBS soaps are drowning it in the ratings.

Shay
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Shay

Is that a rhetorical question, Jules????? Because it would appear that “Cartini” have no limits in the “foolishness” department! To continue trashing, then disposing of one popular legacy character after another, i.e., Frisco, Laura, Robin, Scorpio, and now AJ, is just beyond stupid….they have alienated the most enduring and loyal viewer base that the show has with all of their ill-contrived and undignified departures, and their latest may just be one too many. Sat back and relaxed during the past few days with the SK debacle to see how it all went down, and it would seem not well at… Read more »

Charday
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Charday

Love his hair-do!

David J.
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David J.

We can’t write for AJ but we can write for this hippie? Why does Ron still have a job?

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

GH has had a couple of good moments the last few weeks and im enjoying the Silas mystery but the show is going overboard with the almost constant additions while some characters they already have are sorely under used with barely any airtime…no wonder Tristian R. and Sean K. jumped ship…newbies are fine and refreshen the show…even the vets were newbies one time but this shows bloated cast and loss of vets will eventually cost the show viewers sooner or later…ive seen this happen on several daytime soaps…long running serials like Another World, The Doctors, and Love Of Life were… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Great ideas that never get finished —like what happened to the Spa Lucy was opening? Where is Mylo? What happened to Max– last I saw him he was shot, it was critical and everyone was standing vigil at his bedside— is he still there? did he recover? And where is Felix’s sister? They hired this new girl to play her and now she is gone? Does Lulu even own her bar on that boat anymore? And did the cops ever find that poor guy Heather killed who was there to checkout the noise in the tunnels? And now they are… Read more »

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Is it too much for GH to ask their fans to keep a diary or score card? Maybe taking notes would be good. Somebody should tell the writers that most viewers refuse to use shorthand. OH, I know, they should have writers to rewrite what is written!!!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

The guy that Heather killed could have been stashed away in an undiscovered bedroom in Sabrina’s magic apartment!!! LOL

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Maybe what’s happening is something like The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The newbies are taking place of the loved ones!

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

I know…those disappeared characters and Lucys spa should be explained…ive seen this happen on other serials in the past but it happens on GH way too often…i was a fan of Ron C., especially after his final year of writing OLTL but he is starting to loose me as a fan and will if he doesnt get his act together!!!

smoochie
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smoochie

Great notes .and observations.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Are they all going to live in Maxi’s apartment with Nathan? If so won’t it be crowded? Or will it be like Sabrina’s magic apartment that always has bedrooms enough for everyone who needs one, Britt, Felix, Sabrina, Carlos, Felix’s sister– does she still exist or was she written off the show? Does RC even know? LOL

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

LOL, your funny!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Correction: you’re funny!

missellie
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missellie

MarySF — you are too funny but sadly, you speak the truth! At least in the old days, the Brownstone had rooms for everyone and stories had a natural flow. I have only watched a few episodes in the past six weeks and none of them are good. I miss my old GH….it is not recognizable anymore.

smoochie
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smoochie

LOL on your comments, you nailed it. It’s also sad because the show is going from the ridiculous to the sublime. If I were just tuning in as new viewer I probably would not watch GH for very long. As a viewer of 40 years it is so frustrating and hurtful to watch my show become practically unrecognizable except for some tidbits thrown in occasionally to reveal some past history I had cautious high hopes in the beginning of the Cartini take over because of the rapid reveals and interesting story lines which were character and not plot driven. Sadly… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

The scenes between Nothin’ West and his mommy were painful enough to watch. WHY…seriously…would this show grab a high voltage performer like Donna Mills…. and link her in story to two of he dullest, most monotone actors in daytime who have no historical connection to the show and limited viewer involvement at best????? Something has gone majorly askew with Cartini’s vision for this show.

Reagan
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Reagan

Well said!

Tim
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Tim

I agree, detective West must have his lines written on his Abs! He is the worst!

David
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David

Because the idea of a veteran like Donna Mills is to have her work with actors/actresses who need someone to work with.

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Is it too much for him to already write for the characters on canvas?

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

DAYS does not have that problem. DAYS has a relatively small cast with characters whom each have several things going on at the same time. DAYS is a well oiled machine!!!

missellie
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missellie

That is what I like about DOOL…I can turn the show on and expect to find my favorites most days. I do not tire of any of the characters. Most of the characters have stories and do not disappear for weeks at a time.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well DAYS has a built in mechanism to deal with it– as soon as the cast gets pass a certain number an alarm bell goes off in the HW office; he will immediately write a serial killer storyline where unlucky cast members are killed off. But if there is a rush he will write an explosion into the story he is working on to take out the largest number of surplus cast members as possible. It is a very efficient system, other soaps should try it.

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

Days does have some GH type flaws too…Bo is off to do some secretive work and cant have contact with his family which is similiar to Robin on GH but GHs is a tad more lame and Justin is off too, and there is no story for long standing characters such as Roman, Kayla, and Abe but im hopeful for an Abe and Maxine pairing…Days is still superior than the other 3 soaps because it has better use of most of its cast!!!

Michael
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Michael

Why not utilize John J York more now that Maxie is back instead of adding more characters? Just saying.

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~TJ~

I will reserve judgement for now~ but thinking he is a Spin recast basically. I agree with several of the comments here. Way too many s/ls have not had closer. So many actors on the canvas. S/ls dragging out forever till one just doesn’t care anymore.
Who care about Nina~ not invested in her at all yet lots of air time devoted to her.
Ava’s airtime is front burner and she is not a vet. While I am at it~ why can’t they at least have Robin ‘call home’?

Tim
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Tim

Yet another character on a bloated soap where we dont get ENOUGH of the people we really want to see! What is this, Maxi’s new Spinelli with long hair? Dumb!

Jeff
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Jeff

IMO, the writers et al are doing a great job with GH! It is miles above the Y&R and B&B as far as storytelling, acting and excitement. I’d hate to be Ron Carlivati; you people are never happy LOL

Johnny
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Johnny

Seriously??? I would love to be Ron Carlivati!! I could sit it my nice New York apartment, get drunk, write ANYTHING I want with full network support, earn an awesome paycheque, get drunk, pose in my living room while shouting “I’m the king of the world”, and send hostile text messages to anyone who dares to disagree with anything I say, write, or do. That would be the life!!!

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Under the previous regime i think the network had too much influence on what happened on GH.So maybe they have learned their lesson in that they should step back and let the people who know how to run a soap do it.Plus i’m sure if RC did everything 100% right with GH people would still find reasons to hate him.Plus Frank Valentini is the executive producer and he may have more control then Ron does.People can blame Ron all they want but i don’t think he’s 100% to blame.Plus under FV and RC GH has had the best numbers ratings… Read more »

harry
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harry

Jeff, at one point you have to take not of the majority rule. Some of the people here who are expressing their unhappiness with the storylines have a history of being GH”s biggest cheerleaders. But you’re right about one thing–I am an ingrate. I mean, I should thank Ron for curing me of this life long addiction.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Y&R is getting ridiculous and has been boring for a long time now, JFP and the writers clearly don’t know what they’re doing, losing Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller, Michael Muhney and now Elizabeth Hendrickson, all in a period of 8 months – horrible. GH is starting to become a bit ridiculous too, though. The cast is already bloated as it is, and the writing (especially the Heather madness) is a little weak at times. But, the excitement is definitely there, where it isn’t with Y&R and B&B. So far I’m loving Donna Mills, just not her son, Nathan. Whoever found… Read more »

Anne
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Anne

GH is still the best soap in writing and sophistication, but I agree with all that the cast is bloated and the storylines fractured. We need resolution and fulfillment, and we need the wonderful vets we all love to be on camera more. A lot of the storylines now, including Silas’s coma wife, are contrived even for soaps. Maybe Nina and EJ will end up in the same facility.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Reprterdly yhis character will only be on GH for a 2 month storyline arc .Plus i think the show will be pairing Maxie and Nathan up.So Levi’s story might be trying to help Maxie fix her life and help her get the baby back because the judge said Maxie was barred from seeing her baby for 6 months and that ends in mid May.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

In my opinion, there are a lot of major casting changes that GH needs to make… Once the big reveal with Britt’s baby being Dante and Lulu’s happens, she won’t be needed anymore. Taylor is not needed (is she still even in town?). Heather has REALLY overstayed her welcome. I don’t like Sabrina so I’d like to see her go as well. I can’t stand Nathan, so I hope he’s gone as soon as this Nina Clay thing is resolved. Rafe is becoming really annoying so I’m starting to like him less and less. And I’m also not a fan… Read more »

smoochie
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smoochie

Jimmy , you hit on all the characters/actors I wouldn’t miss for a second though you failed to mention the new actress Vinessa A. I don’t think much of her acting and her looks (everyone posted about how beautiful she is ) remind me of a less pretty version of Robin Givens who I could never stand. I also cant stomach Maura West , who primarily acts with her eyes ( if she would make a real facial expression her face might crack from way too much botox) and her wannabe Marilyn Monroe walk and body language is laughable- Then… Read more »

smoochie
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smoochie

The new actor Zachary looks to me like a combo of Nathan P and newbie Ron P . I wrote a glowing comment when Ron first came on GH (mostly about his appearance ) but quickly amended it because he really lacks acting skills. I happen to like Aussie actors, and would much rather have Nathan P come back (unless he doesn’t want to lol, which I cant say I blame him)

smoochie
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smoochie

One would think that the soap PTB read our comments and took seriously this platform MF (who is the ultimate Soaps fan) has created for us. Judging by what’s happening to GH it’s just wishful thinking on my part.

elle
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elle

Would love to see Ethan come back. Sadly, I don’t think this man will play that character. Oh well at least he is attractive. He might look even better without all that hair..

Christie
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Christie

I do not care for his character at all, I don’t see a need for his character to hang around for long unless that change him a bit. I also agree with the comment Mack made o him on the show. Get a hair cut

ellen
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ellen

man, no offense, but zachary is sooo stiff as an actor, hope the role fits him better soon, because they look awkward together

Sandy Messer
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Sandy Messer

I cannot stand Levi Dunkelman or whatever his name is. Send his ass packing SOON!!!!!!

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Carly Admits To Sonny She Was Falling Back In Love with Jason

On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) finally had the “talk”.  You know, the one about what Sonny really walked in on the night he “returned from the dead” on Carly and Jason’s (Steve Burton) wedding night?  Yeah, that one.

Sonny has already had a conversation with Jason, where Jason admitted he was starting to fall again for Carly, even though they were originally getting married to show a united front for the five families.

Now coming to confront Carly, Sonny is at first greeted by her with “Mike’s” cowboy hat, where she says the man he was in Nixon Falls is a mystery to her. Sonny tells her he spoke with Jason and so Carly is compelled to admit that she and Jason would have slept together on their wedding night, if Sonny hadn’t shown up alive and in the bedroom!

Sonny’s clearly upset about his best friend and his wife getting so close and rekindling their old feelings. Carly tells Sonny that, at first, Jason and she were just going through with the wedding for show, but later, they decided to make it a real marriage, and were falling in love.

When Sonny poses the question to Carly, if she has any residual feelings for Jason, she says they have gone back to being best friends, and how much she loves Sonny.  Carly points out that Nina (Cynthia Watros) did this to them – she kept them apart for nine months – and so much has happened that it’s been difficult for them to be together as it was in the past because of it.

In the end, despite what Nina had perpetrated on them, Carly and Sonny come to an agreement that they need to rebuild their relationship.  But the cowboy hat looms as we fade to black.

Clearly, the Jason and Carly relationship and almost consummating it on their wedding night, is not sitting well with Sonny; plus Sonny seems to continue to not really tear into Nina for her deception as much as someone would if he didn’t also have feelings for her.

So, what do you hope happens next? Do you want Sonny and Carly to work things out? Do you hope Sonny sleeps with Nina? If he does, and Jason goes back to Britt (now that they are going on another adventure together to locate Liesl) is Carly ultimately the odd woman out?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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