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William deVry Reports Back To Work At General Hospital!

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After all the contract negotiations, being written-out of story, and now being written back in, GH fan favorite, William deVry this week is back on the set of General Hospital filming new episodes of the ABC daytime drama series as Julian Jerome,.

When last scene, Julian was sent away to do time in the slammer for his crimes.  Now when deVry does reappear on GH, although no airdate has been given as of yet, Julian will to have a lot on his mind.

This week, viewers learned that Jason (Billy Miller) has purchased Derek Wells Media from Jerome, and he still has some patch work do with his family, and his lady love, Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn).  But this time around is it going to be Julexis as the romantic end game, or will these two once and for all call it quits?

Many fans celebrated deVry’s return this week with presents, balloons, and donuts to his ABC Prospect Studios dressing room in Los Angeles.

You can see a video slideshow of all that Will received and his comments in this nifty video first posted at ABC Soaps In Depth after the jump.  Then let us know, are you excited to know Julian will be back on the canvas in the near future? Comment below.

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Jimh
Jimh

Ok…a man tries to kill his wife-true romantic couple-lol

Celia
Celia

Ahh, Jimmy…you say it best, my friend. How, indeed!!!! Same goes for my favorite character on GH. SONNY!! Love him from the depths of my…..

Jimh
Jimh

Its a killer of a romance…lol

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….Per your suggestion that Dr. Bensch must be on the “up-and-up” in order to snag Alexis…Knowing her as we do, I ask you, would she have him any other way???? (Wink, wink…..)

Hannah
Hannah

Good thing he DIDNT! He was protecting Alexis. He loves her and she loves him

Lizzie
Lizzie

Um, wasn’t it a RUSE?

The writers already explained that he WASNT going to killed her AND he saved her from her drinking and on the bridge. Julian has more than proved that he loves and adores Alexis

Harry
Harry

Lizzie, they tried to clean up that mess after the fact but the damage had been done.
It was not a ruse at the time it transpired. We saw the murderous gleam in Julian’s eyes as he held Alexis’s neck. Prior to this he framed her for a murder he committed and that had nothing to with Olivia Jerome’s demands.
I am tired of damage control writing which seeks out to redeem murdering scum bags.

Celia
Celia

I said this before….the ruse was an afterthought by the PTB. When the ‘incident’ happened, Julian had murder on his mind. His actions were precise and determined ( great acting, I must say)…..
William should have won an Emmy just by that scene.
He could have whispered a word of endearment, told her not to worry, in Alexis’ ear if his intentions were not to ‘sacrifice’ her at the whim of a sister with a dislocated brain. No surprise there, that trait runs in the family.
And, if his intentions were so noble, why did he allowed the blame of his crime to fall on her?
Bah and humbug…..some of us have a long memory and the ‘higher-ups’ need to stop treating us as idiots just to appease the Julian-Alexis fan-base.
I am okay with William’s return—he’s a sight for sore eyes — but, I like them better separately.
Give him Cassandra and Dr. Bensch to Alexis ( only if he’s on the up-‘n-up, though).

Francesca Bruno
Francesca Bruno

The horse had already left the barn.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Yes, Lizzie. It was a ruse. There are people who still don’t want to go with the story line…LOL. Seems more people were willing to believe OJ than a fictional character who did what he did to outmaneuver his diabolical sister.

Rissa
Rissa

Well…last winter, the writers revealed it was all a fakeout. Julian was trying to appease Liv’s bloodlust & keep Liv from killing Alexis. Julian planned to let Alexis go & to fake his own death instead.

Yes, it’s alot of drama and fuckery for Julian & Alexis to overcome. But that should keep the story interesting. Plus, the actors have crazy chemistry. Enough to overcome anything.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I agree, Rissa!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yeah, and guess TPTB will give him as prominent a place in s/l as they gave and are giving Ava in their continuing (albeit fruitless) effort to “redeem” them. Can’t!
And Alexis has many possibilities (should the writers allow) with James DePaiva’s character. Would make an intriguing match. But I guess that’s just obvious to us viewers.

Sam
Sam

Us viewers who? I want her with Julian and Julexis are very popular.

Plus Julian is the love of her life Alexis is NEVER going to really move on

Lindsey
Lindsey

With the creepy doctor? Why? That would never be accepted. Fans want Julexis

Lara
Lara

“Us viewers?” Nah. A) This viewer wants more of Julian and Alexis; and (B) even if I didn’t, I would NEVER want Alexis with the gross doctor trying to get in Kiki’s pants.

Kelsey
Kelsey

Completely agree Lara!! And the fact is most viewers want Alexis back with julian…look at any poll on twitter. Julexis are LOVED

Boop
Boop

I love them together! lol

Rhonda
Rhonda

I don’t care for Alexis and Julian, never got their appeal but I guess a lot of folks do.
So whatever floats your boat I guess. They just bore me.

Kelsey
Kelsey

Julexis are the most popular couple on GH besides Jasam. Haters gonna hate i guess LOL

Rhonda
Rhonda

I don’t hate them Kelsey, they just don’t interest me all that much.

Megan
Megan

So excited he’s back. Can’t wait for more Alexis and Julian!

Sam
Sam

So glad!! And can’t wait for more Julexis! ❤️ I definitely think they’re the endgame in this. No matter how hard they try those two can NEVER move past each other 🙂

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

Agree. Two talented actors with great chemistry. They messed up when they painted them into a corner.

I’m confused by how we overlook the many transgressions of St Sonny #HowsAJDoing? But Julian is irredeemable.

Bring it on

Celia
Celia

Not ‘we’, Tomas, my friend. Most do not tolerate Sonny….’Tis TPTB that have made him sacrosanct; impeccable; father of the year; ‘bestest’ friend anyone can ask for; immaculate; impeccable; loving husband.
….. you noticed the halo, yes?
Sonny spent two minutes in jail for murdering AJ, in cold blood. Since when are murderers pardoned? Only in PC.
Julian and Alexis have one thing in common. The bed. Hey, I’m not knocking that, by any means….but, but, there’s a lot more to a marriage than THAT.
I may be not remembering, but I cannot even think of one time where these two have had an honest-to-goodness, healthy converastion about anything……their time together was all about stripping—anywhere, anytime—and tumbling into oblivion.

Lindsey
Lindsey

Totally agree, Tomas, I’m here for Alexis and Julian again.

Really, I can’t see their characters with anyone else. They are best together

Grant Putnam
Grant Putnam

Doesn’t make sense for Cassandra to dip into JJ’s return storyline. Once he is out of Pettonville, he will have eyes for Alexis who is a collagen lip injection away from running into the creepy loving arms of Dr Bensch who really has eyes for her former niece, Kiki. Cue Julian to the rescue to grab them from the clutches of Dr David for all to see including his ebony desire Jordan! Now go make up the dialogue, that’s the story that is waiting to be written.

Celia
Celia

Oh, I’m not disputing what you say, Sam. They probably will be paired again.
It’s a matter of opinion, a feeling. I like them both….just not together.
I agree that the doctor is creepy….a challenge?
Maybe TPTB should go a different route. I have only seen Alexis with Julian. All I’m saying is that I would like to have the privilege of seeing Alexis interact with another guy, ….know what I mean?
I applaud the sexual attraction—hey, without it, we’re stuck in a blah relationship. I would never have married anyone without that burning fire. Needless to say; I would not be stuck with a demon, either….hot sex or not.
But ( and please don’t kill me for this), it’s time Alexis settle down with not only great sex but with a true relationship that encompasses the trials and tribulations of normal people…..not mobsters.
It looks to me that Alexis has never had a normal existence….whatever ‘normal’ is, of course.
However, I know that her life has been to Hades and back, again and again. You’d think she’d have learned by now. We can dare walking on hot coals to a certain point. Mind over matter, Sam. That’s what my Dad always said to his six kids, LOL.
Being with Julian is not a step in the right direction…it’s being stuck within the jaws of a worthless, fruitless, vise. THat not life. That’s not happiness.
I care what happens to Alexis……I care not what happens to Julian, albeit I like William, the actor.
I would have to see a real change in their relationship. An adult one.

Sam
Sam

Well i care what happens with Alexis ANDDD Julian.

And the fact is these two are the loves of each others lives. Why should they take it in another direction when they’re best TOGETHER? Ive seen them TRY to pair Julian and Alexis elsewhere and the chem test NEVER work because the majority of fans only want them together

Ive been an Alexis FF for as long as ive watching GH and Julian is her true love. Thats what i want for her. I want this repaired. NO thanks to anything else

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee…I hold out no hope or expectation whatsoever that these perpetual adolescents can/will suddenly turn over new leaves and act like responsible, mature adults….such is simply not within the realm of possibility, especially for Alexis. This is a woman who is so enslaved by her own obsessive physical desires that she has become totally devoid of all common sense and basic self-respect. Apparently, nothing else matters to her but the gargantuan sexual gratification which she so obviously derives from her repeatedly over-exaggerated excursions into the erotic with Julian…..Now then, that’s quite the opposite of “normal,” wouldn’t you say? What we have here is a character who’s perilously perched upon a most foolhardy cusp of reclaiming her place in a disastrous, highly-destructive duo that nearly culminated in her own cold-blooded murder and yet, according to far too many of the celebratory reactions here, we are supposed to be all googly-eyed and giddy with glee at the prospect that this seriously superficial sickfest is about to resume once more? Me thinks NOT!

Jimmy
Jimmy

Finally! I’ve missed Julian and am happy the show found a way to keep Will DeVry. I hope Julexis is the endgame because they are amazing together, and this recent forced pairing of Alexis and Dr. Bensch isn’t doing it for me.

Plus, as a character, Julian is one of the most well-developed on the canvas, and I believe he can be redeemed. If we’re supposed to accept Sonny and Carly being redeemed for their heinous actions, then so can Julian and Ava, for that matter.

Rachel
Rachel

Totally agree! No one really compares to Alexis and Julian for me

Celia
Celia

I know the couple is popular with many, but, he is a murderer ( leopards do not change their spots…feral til death do us part)…regardless of chemistry….which I do not see. Afternoon trysts do not prove a thing.
I just thought of something: I would immensely appreciate it if TPTB make Julian Oscar’s Daddy.
I think Alexis should be freed of the bonds that bind her to Julian….fettered to a cold-blooded hoodlum.
This pull will be her downfall for the umpteenth time. If the ‘bosses’ had any sense, this attraction between her and Dr. Bensch should be given a well-anticipated chance and change.
Later, Julian.

Sam
Sam

Celia,

You said it yourself, this couple is popular with many? Why would they ignore that to go the boring route? That doctor is a recurring character that Alexis isn’t even attracted to 😀 julain is the love of her life. She was always gonna end up with him.

Shay
Shay

@Sam…Whilst this couple is apparently popular with the social media crowd, that doesn’t necessarily translate to the GH audience overall. There are still plenty of individuals who don’t go to Twitter or Facebook to post their opinions regarding all things Port Charles…forums such as this one are where we choose to voice our views and air our grievances about this particular soap, and I certainly see no great indication that the vast majority here desires a “Julexis” (God, that moniker makes me cringe…) reunion. In fact, many of us are dead-set against it!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hi Sam…

I, too, love Alexis and Julian. And I agree, there are much more than not who are fans of Alexis and Julian. Social media (twitter, facebook, etc) have huge numbers. Nancy Grahn has close to 170k fans on her Twitter and Facebook. So, if we are to gauge fan reaction, there are infinitely more viewers on social media who are FOR Alexis and Julian together. And, as such, are willing to suspend disbelief and go with the “fix” to Julian’s story. If they can make him a psycho wife would-be killer and fans believed it…it would follow they should have an easier time believing this man who loved his wife so much would never have gone from A to Z like that. I think it makes perfect sense in soap opera land to go with the “I was faking my sister (who had eyes everywhere) out to protect my family.

I must say though…that should they not decide to pair these two back together, I love James DePaiva and could actually see them as a couple. I think James needs to loosen the “stern” persona he’s adapted for this role…he’s so good at playing charming.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

But some of us don’t accept any of the so-called “redemptions.”

Celia
Celia

Cassandra is the perfect mate for him…in more ways than one.
Love William. Glad to see him….but, please, keep him off Alexis’ proximity.
Julian: if you love Alexis, let her live!! LOL.

Timmm
Timmm

Jules has a mob-like image but Alexis has has issues ,as well. Maybe the two of them can make each other better again like a certain someone is making America Great Again!

Celia
Celia

Yup, T. As I said above….I NEED to see how each can make the other shine.
Alexis and Julian conceived a child in a car, anonymously. Not a good start.
They came together again forty years later. How is Julian the love of her life???…. or vice versa?
They knew nothing about each other.
I have been in love with my husband since I was six years old. LOL. He’s the love of my life.
So, my T, I have to see tangible results ….can they make each other great? Climb any mountain? Would Julian be prepared to live a clean life?
I know…who am I to give advice, eh? LOL.

Shay
Shay

Amen, CeeCee! One tawdry night of anonymous backseat sex between two teenagers does not a love story make…a baby, yes, but certainly not an epic, enduring romance that has supposedly withstood the test of time!

jaybird369
jaybird369

EXCELLENT NEWS!!!!!

Celia
Celia

Hey, Jay…looks like I’m outnumbered….so far.
Yes to Julian….no, to Julian and Alexis as a couple. ( do not like name-combination). LOL.
I find Alexis much more grounded without him.
If these two get back together again, it won’t be long before Julian screws it up. I hope he behaves, for the sake of his/her fans, and mainly for Alexis’ sake.

Timmm
Timmm

Julian is an angel compared to Harvey Weinstein!

Hannah
Hannah

NO ONE deserves happiness more than Julexis, give it to them!!

Lizzie
Lizzie

I can’t wait for Alexis and Julian to be back together! They’re the best couple

Rachel
Rachel

He’s been so missed!

In all honestly I don’t love any other gh couple like I love Julexis they are the BEST!!

Haley
Haley

I LOVE Alexis and Julian together so they better be endgame!! Haha I really can’t see them truly moving on so I see them coming back together. Nancy and Wil are fabulous together!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

But hasn’t it been a rather “tortured” relationship–literally? LOL!
And who likes torture in a relationship??

Shay
Shay

That would be ALEXIS…..

Haley
Haley

YES REUNITE ALEXIS AND JULIAN

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Character of Alexis has become a laughingstock–a nincompoop. But she used to be complex–even funny at time. My, how times (and her character) have changed.
No longer recognizable. No longer a character I can invest in.

Kat
Kat

I’m glad he’s back

I want to see Alexis and julain back together. I don’t think they will be happy without each other

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

As if they were happy with each other??

Sam
Sam

Yes, they were. They were at their happiest together

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Very happy he’s back! I’d like to see Sam lose the attitude…if she can accept Sonny and Carly after all they’ve done…and can forgive herself for sleeping with her mom’s husband…she should be able to believe that what he wrote to Alexis was true…that he’d never have gone through with hurting her and it was all a ruse to appease Olivia Jerome and keep his family safe.

Cute lil video. Must be nice to hear positive feedback from fans. Welcome back Will DeVry!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

After that self-important interview he gave, no way I can welcome him back.
All I see instead of his face are the words he said in that interview with Michael.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I understand your view, nancy .Me? I get more turned off by actosr when they espouse views I find intolerable. Mel Gibson would be an example. An actor coming off a bit self-important? Dunno…I think a lot of them are. Personally, I’d never plunk down hundreds of dollars to go to one of their “meet and greets” or subsidize one of their creative projects like some who have asked for money on a go-fund-me page. In my opinion that’s just banking (pun intended) on fan fervor LOL…would they fund me?

At least Will’s feelings were direct. I also admire his complete passion and devotion to animal rights. That holds a lot of weight with me.

Shay
Shay

Absolutely, Nancy! Of course, I pretty much feel that way about the majority of celebrities these days….too many seem to think that espousing their personal views on everything from soup to nuts, and especially, politics, makes them relevant, special and important, when all it really does is turn off and/or alienate at least half of their potential fanbase. That’s just plain ludicrous!

Rissa
Rissa

Very happy he’s back! Can’t wait to see what’s next for Julian & Alexis.

Khris
Khris

I LOVE Alexis and Julian together!!! I hope they end up together. So happy William Devry is back

Satan
Satan

How is Jules going to get out of prison? Please for the love of all that’s unholy, they better not be bringing back Carrrrrrrllllllllos again. (

Presumably Julian is serving time for killing him, so if his death was somehow “negated” then that sentence would have to be reversed??

Guess I should check to see if Carrrrrllllllos is still in Hell…….

Suzie rm
Suzie rm

Can’t stand this character or his relationship with Alexis. She acts like some horney stupid teenager with him. No thank you

Shay
Shay

Excellent Alexis description there, Suzie! Straight and to the point….nothing like calling a spade a spade!

Celia
Celia

Bingo, Suzie. Thank you.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

“Horny, stupid teenager…” Hmmmm…nutthin’ wrong with horny…at any age…if you’re lucky enough to get it goin’ on with the one you love! LOL.

Carly and Sonny “go at it” all the time. If ANYONE acts “horny” it’s Carly with Sonny ad nauseum. Ava? (love her) but her obsession with Morgan, now her attraction and “coupling” with Griffin, Anna? Frolicked with Luke and seemed all googly around Andre until he gently turned her down…And let’s not forget Tracy who is much older than Alexis but has been in the sexual throes with many a man up until Luke. And now there’s Cassandra (Jessica Tuck) also a peer (age-wise) of Alexis who already’s smackin’ lips with Valentin and wants to “take up where they left off…”

To top it off…Alexis and Julian haven’t been seen together sexually since those first months of their relationship. Since then we’ve seen them in domestic situations that had nothing to do with sex…making love…and then, unfortunately the crazy mess the writers put them through. And, since THEN…we’ve seen nothing but emotion and shattered hearts between the two as they both reel from the unraveling of their marriage.

I see the majority on this page are willing to believe the rationale for why Julian acted as he did toward Alexis, believe that he would never actually have gone through with killing her (I believed that all along) and if the show gets more viewers who approve of their reuniting vs those who feel it’s a smack against women’s rights, then they’ll reunite them.

As we say over and over again, “it’s a soap”. There are sooo many things that people do on these shows that get brushed under the rug…and on GH in particular if Sonny can get back with Carly over and over again (after threatening to kill her, putting her children’s lives in danger, Michael being in a coma, killing Claudia, going to jail, being raped…ALL because of Sonny’s business), then I think Julian should get a soap opera pass…either with or without reuniting. The writers have done everything possible to show how much Julian loves Alexis, the profound regret he has. He was willing to go to jail, prior to that he was willing to leave town.

“Horny?” Sexual attraction has no expiration date. Or, at least I hope not! ESPECIALLY when you love someone. And, what’s a soap without a lil horn? LOL. The Waltons!

Timmm
Timmm

Molly is much more mature!

Celia
Celia

And, beautiful !!

Harry
Harry

May we replace the word “horny” with “randy”?

Patrick
Patrick

– only – if

she can pull if off

she dresses her breasts , barely

she dabs her eyes Cleopatra , like

Randy … tease the senses

Alexis?

who I would associate that … Robin Christopher.. as Skye Quartermaine

charge

Patrick
Patrick

ps: do you have showtime ?

they are showing a new 1 1/2 documentary

“George Michael: Freedom”

I know MF likes his work

belatedly…. I have so much respect for him. I can’t thank him enough for being himself. True to his artistry

Yvonne
Yvonne

If they can turn Luke’s rape off Laura into the love sorry of the century (hated that), then all bets are off and anyone gets redemption. Sonny and Jason are MURDERERS and they are always romanticized and except from their acts. So I think the character of Julian, whose actions were explained as a ruse, can be cut a break. William deVry is a strong, charismatic actor. I’m glad they didn’t stupidly lose him like they’ve done to too many others. Now hopefully the writers can write a decent sorry!

Celia
Celia

You have a point.
The basis of the discussions, Yvonne. Agree with you 100%.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Great post, Yvonne. Agree completely.

Patrick
Patrick

it’s a danged shame

do the “lamest” writers : Shelley and Frank have to hang their hat solely on Alexis?

she wears me out with her moral value… outside of the distinction of closet sex pot

she never has any court scenes in the legalese department

AND.. with Kristina “written off” Alexis doesn’t have her best daughter.. to interact with. God I can’t stand Sam. the golden statue for either Jason (s) that’s a crock of expletive

so.. either way… both Julian and Alexis are stuck with each other ? it’s back to the everyday romp in the hay

I truly wish TPTB would have hired Robin Christopher as Julian NEW Lead

William DeVry is a very good actor

aria
aria

so the weasel is back, (character, not the actor) what a bore , i really don’t see this chemistry the julexis fans see, he’s been away and i haven’t seen anything to indicate this character is needed. Alexis little dance with the new doctor is prove that Nancy can have chemistry w/ anyone, so what is julian really needed for? his daughter doesn’t even respect him, even ava can do without him, he’s really not missed in any current storyline right now. boring !!!!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Aria, you got that right–all of it!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hi Aria…

It’s true Sam doesn’t respect him and I HATE that! She “respects” Sonny? Sonny, who has put Jason (one and two) at risk over and over again to protect himself and his family? Sonny? Who while missing his friend also missed his “protection.” She “respects” Carly? The woman who made her life miserable for years? Julian’s been nothing but a doting father to her (AND saved Danny’s life before he even knew any of them were related to him). And, we, the viewers, have seen how many times he’s tried to keep his kids safe.

If Alexis truly believes Julian would never have killed her, that his letter is completely honest and it was all staged to protect the entire family…if you recall Olivia (his sister) threatened Danny. She actually kidnapped him and so Julian snapped back in line.

If Michael (I say this all the time as do many others) can, uggggh! return to Sonny and Carly, after the YEARS they abused AJ and finally killed (covered up) killing him, if Kiki can forgive her mother for switching Morgan’s meds (Kiki didn’t forget, she holds resentment) but she still loves Ava…then I think it’s ridiculous and frustrating the way Sam treats Julian.

LOL. Just had to vent. I like Sam but her attitude toward Julian always bugs me.

Kellen
Kellen

Julian is sexy
Jason is sexy

You have to put Sam and Jason back together

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Don’t see the sexy in either Julian nor Jason.

Celia
Celia

I respect and accept your opinion, but Sam is not sexy, Kellen. Kelly is not sexy. If she were, she would have been labeled a sex symbol, snd we’d have seen her on the big screen, by now.
Posing nude does not sexy make. My opinion.
Julian? Yes!!!!! And then some. The man is about twenty years my senior…but, hey …..he looks finger-lickin’- good.
Neither Jasons lights a fire for me, either.

Reed
Reed

Before I lay into you Celia, I think I recall a “hey now” out of you from a previous thread. Would that be a Larry Sanders or Stern reference? Just trying to gauge your sensibilities before I drop the hammer.

Now, to the business at hand. I know you gave as good as you got via the Lexi-Ashley “Pristina” thread, but now you’ve gone too far (he says in jest, for those that require subtext), “Sam is not sexy?” And while Harry’s right, “sex appeal is subjective,” that’s damn near heresy. Maybe that sort of opining is best left to the boys–or some of your new BFF’s from the Pristina thread–but Sam/Kelly is hot, and that’s in spite of the GH wardrobe department who do her no favors and even had the audacity to trot her out in Jessica Simpson “mom jeans” a while back. Now that I’ve disabused you of that notion, I’m more than happy to entertain a Howard Stern-like debate of hot or not? I know whereof I speak on this topic, and there will be no prefacing with “IMO,” just the facts! Oh, and Lexi-Ashley, that would be hot! (Insert emojis here…if I knew how.) Peace and love, peace and love!

Celia
Celia

@Reed.
Hi, “Reed”,
Very busy week, but because you are so kind and complimentary, I thought to respond.
In my opinion, Sam/ Kelly is not sexy….
….yes, I shound have expounded on my words….agreed, “sex appeal is subjective”. And, you take liberties in “hammering”, do you not, “Reed”?LOL.
As far as only the ‘boys’could label a woman sexy….well, not true. Women are the best judges of other women. She ain’t got it.. my opinion. Am I allowed to opine?
Britt is sexy. Ava is sexy. Olivia is sexy. Nina is sexy. It definitely IS dubjective. As for the men? I find Julian sexy. Nathan is sexy. I think Kevin is sexy….it’s certain nuances that appeal to some of us and to none of us. Subjective….
I have no idea who Larry Sanders is and I never watch or listen to Stern……not my cup of tea!!
If you can send me the quote “hey now” supposedly written by me, I would appreciate it.
I use the word, ‘now’ frequently, but without ‘hey’….. I do not remember it….but, am am not infallible. ‘Tis possible, “Reed”.
Nonetheless, I will take your ‘following’ my comments as a compliment.
If you do not agree with ehat I say, say so without the hidden insults, albeit I can take it…..as you said, I give as much as I take. However, do not tell me how to feel or what to write.
Love and peace to you, as well, friend……’gotta’ run. Ciao.

Harry
Harry

Isn’t sex appeal subjective?
Perception is reality and all that.
I don’t find Julian, Sam or Alexis to be sexy but that doesn’t mean they’re not sexy to others.
They’re just not my cup of tea and hey, that’s okay.
Think of all the fighting and mayhem which would occur if we all had the same taste in men and women.

Lindsey
Lindsey

Yes!!!! SO happy! I love Alexis and Julian together!

Timmm
Timmm

They are both good actors with many ties to PC. I would rather see these two versus Cassandra, Stella, Huxley, or BRICK! Where the hell is Max or Milo Damn it!

Celia
Celia

Yeah, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” all right, eh, T?

Timmm
Timmm

Queen’s homage to Elvis!

Celia
Celia

Yes, T….love my Freddie Mercury. I do love George Michael and his music, as Patrick and Mr. Fairman are wont to say and admire.
But, there will never be another as fascinating as Freddie Mercury. I can watch his videos and listen to his busic, over and over again without tiring. I, also, think he was sooo hot !! SEXY.
I know his life inside out. I am obsessed with him, albeit he is not of this world.
Yet, he is….left the greatest gift: superlative, meaningful music. Immortal.
Do you know that he did not ‘fix’ his protruding teeth because the procedure may have impacted his vocal chords? LOL. I love trivia…..
Later…..on my way out…crazy week.

Patrick
Patrick

William DeVry : ahem – drool some

aside from the physicality of his ALL

Julian offers masculine with intellect

OK – go their… he offers so much more than any other man on the show… besides

Valentin
Kevin
Scotty – YES this Man is

Griffin could almost get their… just make UP your mind and WRITERS let him LIVE something.

the men listed above

are far and away much – much – more of interest than : the dullard Corinthos clan

Lara
Lara

Yay! I’ve missed Julian. I’m excited to see how the writers get Julian out of jail, redeem him and reunite Julian/Alexis. GH desperately needs more couples with as much chemistry and story potential as Julian/Alexis.

Kelsey
Kelsey

SO HAPPY!!! Love Alexis and Julian!!

& to the 2 or 3 haters commenting on every pro Julexis post–LOL. Julexis are very popular with GH fans and their relationship should be repaired. I cant wait for it. They tried to destory this couple and STILL it didnt work!

They belong together and will be together <3

Steve
Steve

There’s a lot more than 2 or 3 haters of this coupling.

Steve
Steve

Tonja Walker was rumored to be returning to partially explain Julian’s actions. They also have to tell us the connection between Olivia Jerome and Valentin.

Nancy Prohens
Nancy Prohens

I like him..He makes a good pair with Alexis when they’re not fighting.
They have chemistry.
MY FAVORITES for the past fifteen or ten years have been Nicholas because he is gorgeousJason, the real Jason has also been my fav…Loved Sonny but he,s starting to act like an old man…He needs facials…his ski looks unhealthyYes I am an Esthetician….. So glad Christine’s girlfriend is gone…Gross. O. He istry with heistina..looked rediculous …..

Ava. Urdered Co nice so I can,t see her with an ex priest….Although Ava is a fab actress, she belongs with a killer and a tough guy….

Nite nite

Nancy Prohens
Nancy Prohens

I meant to write Ava murdered Connie …….sorry

Chrystie-Delancey
Chrystie-Delancey

Hey, GH Fans!

I am watching an old SEINFELD episode, the Desperado one. Is Elaine’s boyfriend the actor that plays Valentin???? He looks so much like him.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Takes On Role Of John Gotti In Upcoming Lifetime Movie

Who better to use their mobster experience playing the iconic role of Sonny Corinthos on General Hospital, and put it to good use, when taking on the role of a real-life mobster than Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard?

As revealed over the past weekend, Maurice Benard is hard at work filming a Lifetime Movie based on the life of Victoria Gotti called “The Victoria Gotti Story”.

Sharing the news via his social media, Benard expressed: “Thank you lifetime and everyone involved 4 a Beautiful opportunity.”

Recently, John Travolta played the notorious New York mobster in the movie Gotti released earlier this year.

The infamous Gotti, had a wife and a daughter both named Victoria.  So as to which point of view the film is focusing on is yet to be released.

So what do you think of the casting of Maurice as John Gotti? Intrigued to see the Lifetime Movie when it debuts? Comment below

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General Hospital’s Max Gail Opens Up On Portraying Mike’s Battle With Alzheimer’s & Making A Difference In People’s Lives

“What happens the day I wake up, and you guys are the strangers,” says Mike to his son, Sonny and his wife Carly (Laura Wright). “I left you before to my everlasting regret, but it’s going to happen. I’d do anything if I didn’t have to do it again, but it’s going to happen – one way or the other.  At least this way I could leave some good feelings, instead of disappearing before your eyes.”  Those words were said during a gut-wrenching scene on Friday’s episode of General Hospital, as Mike tries to come to terms with his deteriorating mental state in his battle with Alzheimer’s, and the hard realization that he may be better off in a care facility, instead of at his son’s home.  These scenes, as all the scenes in this storyline, have been exquisitely played by Max Gail (Mike) and Maurice Benard (Sonny).

When Max Gail arrived on the GH canvas as the recast Mike Corbin in a role made soap-famous by Ron Hale, viewers did not know what to initially expect.  What they did know was that Max is an accomplished actor with a body of work from primetime dramas and comedies, film, and the stage, and that if he is coming to GH, he must be coming on board for something major.  Before GH, suffice to say, Gail is most remembered for his role as “Wojo” on the ABC sitcom Barney Miller that aired from 1975-1982.

In story on GH, Mike, who abandoned Sonny as a child, once again re-enters his son’s life, but soon we learn that he is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and that the soap is tackling a story that is an important medical, social, and familial issue of our time.

Gail has been a revelation in this role.  A clear frontrunner for an Emmy, playing the facets, the levels, the characteristics, and the heartbreak of a person who is slowly losing everything they know near and dear to them, as in the end they are ultimately stripped of their dignity from this most horrific of diseases.

On a personal note, and as part of this conversation with Max, it was important for him and for me to share, that I lost my mother at the end of April of this year to Alzheimer’s.  So his work hits close to home, this story hits close to home, as it has also resonated for many viewers who have shared their stories on social media and when Max makes personal appearances.

Here now is this very special interview for Michael Fairman TV with an actor whom we can all agree is touching all of our lives.

You’re portraying a person suffering from Alzheimer’s and play the progression of the disease.  Do you feel pressure as an actor to get it right for those who have loved ones, or person’s afflicted with it?

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MAX:  It’s more like an urge, or a calling to find some kind of truth in it that I can connect with.  One of the things I’m inclined towards showing is someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia often just drifts off somewhere else.  “Where am I going?”  This has happened to me many times in life.  For instance, when I was a youngster, I can remember getting in my car, and I’d driven a long way from some party or something like that, and I’d been drinking, and I didn’t remember it.  I knew I’d gotten home somehow.  So, it’s not out of my realm.  I’ve learned that there are no set behaviors really… other than that it usually ends up being really difficult for caretakers, and seemingly really painful for many, if not most people suffering with Alzheimer’s, and losing connection and losing the ability to just function.  We are kind of on the cusp of that in story at GH.  I think it was originally proposed that I would play the part for just a few months, and to give me an out if it wasn’t working.  Maybe, there was a placeholder idea to ship Mike off to a home or something, but the storyline has touched so many people that it has been continuing.

The story has been so effective.  You’ve done such an amazing job, and the fans love Mike and what you’re doing with the character, and they’re on board on this journey.  It’ll be interesting to see how far they will take this with Mike.  Will we actually see him not being able to communicate anymore?  How far will the writers go to show the horrific aspects of Alzheimer’s? 

MAX:  I’m not sure.  You know, I’ve had times where I’ve got the scene, I get the writers, and I get the heart of it.  Other times, I find where that transition is from where Mike is lucid and clear, and other times what that state of mind is and that switch is, and what that is in behaviors and energy level.  I think there’s an ongoing downturn for Mike, and for me as an actor finding something in the moment and finding how it works with things that he does remember.  They’re trying to find a place for Mike within all of the interwoven drama of General Hospital.  I, frankly, had no idea how complex the range of storylines was.  Mike doesn’t really have control over his story.  I don’t want that as an actor.  Mike has some intentions that are really important to him.  I’m trying to find that balance where there are times when he has a pathetic, very sad remorse about what he has missed.  I think that underlies his feelings for his son, who he never could quite reach, because of his own failings as a father.  Sonny’s formative experiences growing up were then with his abusive stepdad.  Finding all of that is really important to do in a way that doesn’t make Mike just this sweet older man with Alzheimer’s.   It’s a wonderful challenge to be presented with.

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You brought up that Mike is seemingly very sweet in his demeanor now.  My mother, who I shared with you died a few months ago from Alzheimer’s was a strong-willed, feisty woman.  As the disease took hold of her, she became very sweet.   She became almost childlike.  The fire had gone out of her eyes.  You knew she didn’t know who you were, and so, all of that, as you know is so tough to witness as her son.  In terms of Mike and his ultimate care, everyone says they love him and want what is best for him, but that he needs to be taken care of because he gets confused, doesn’t know where he is sometimes. etc.  Sonny has been grappling with putting him in a care facility to be looked after, or to keep him with the Corinthos family under their roof.  However, Mike has come to a realization that he may need to be in facility all on his own, and doesn’t want to burden his son by living with him anymore.  That was a poignant moment, and another one of the best scenes has been when Mike couldn’t remember that Sonny was his own son. 

MAX:  Right and he doesn’t know if he’s around friends or around enemies.  This can be true of Alzheimer’s patients.

I had that happen with my mother when she came out to Los Angeles to see me for the last time.  She was out of her element, she was confused, and she broke down and cried in the hotel room.  She asked my father, “Why did you bring me here?” and he told her, “We came to see our son.”  It was heartbreaking.   Later, she had a moment of clarity and realized more of what was going on.  I think it’s those in-and -out moments that you portray so well on-screen.  I feel that they are very realistic to what I, and others, have experienced.

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MAX:  I appreciate that and sharing that with me, because you never know as an actor.  That place of “Where am I?  What is this?” makes me think of that “Summer Wind” moment from the Nurses’ Ball when it wasn’t just, “I’m embarrassed.  I don’t remember the words.”  It was, “I don’t know where the f**k I am.  I thought there was a band there, but there’s not.”  So, in a way, I just had to be there on this big soundstage and just feel this big space around me.  I could barely see that there were people out there.  It’s kind of a terrifying thing to a lot of people, but I think Mike has something in him that makes him want to be okay with all of this.  He doesn’t have to freak out and get accusatory.

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What has it been like working with Maurice Benard as your on-screen son?  Do you watch back your scenes together and ever go, “Oh, that was great!?”

MAX:  Yes, there have been a lot of those!  There are some scenes that are so emotionally focused, and we get a lot of delight in each other.  He has been playing this character in this situation for so long, so it’s just kind of in him.  Maurice has presence.  I think when I went in to read for the part of Mike, I had gone through pilot season and had gone in for some interesting pilots.  I didn’t feel like I was really connecting in the readings, because most things are by tape these days, anyway.  When this part came up, a soap hadn’t really been on my radar.  I knew I’d be going in to read with the actor, so I said, “Okay,” and I looked at the material, and then I checked out Maurice on IMDB.  One of the things that got my interest was that he has been diagnosed and takes medication to deal with bipolar disorder, and that’s become a part of his life, and it’s become part of his character.  I thought, “Wow, that’s really interesting.  This is a survivor, and he’s risen to something that takes a certain kind of balance and courage.”  I watched some clips, and when I went in for the reading of this kind of an amalgamation scene of what the story elements were going to be, I felt like we connected before we’d even started the dialogue.

Well, Maurice certainly loves working with you! He has been very supportive and vocal about that.

MAX:  It’s mutual.  We can take really little simple moments, and we can find something deeper in it, and it doesn’t have to be an, ‘I’m going to start crying now’ moment.  Although, I would love for Mike to have a moment of self-observation where he goes, “Gee.  I cry a lot more than I used to.”  I think there are people who are like that, and it’s okay for certain people to cry, and for other people it is not.

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There was a part of my mom that knew something was wrong.  She’d go, “Why am I crying?  I don’t know why I’m crying.”  She got confused as to why she was feeling that.  She couldn’t connect it all, and at times she kept saying, “I don’t understand.  I don’t understand.”  Those were the things she would try to express.

MAX:  I have a feeling that Mike has those moments too, but he finds a way for it to be okay.  There may be a point where someone with Alzheimer’s can’t pull it off anymore, but how we find those and those specifics, I don’t know.

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Working on a classic sitcom such as Barney Miller is vastly different than working on a daytime soap opera.  While now being at GH, have you found any commonality within the experience?

MAX:  If I can take a moment and reflect on Barney Miller, because it was a great experience and one that I found was not so easy to find again over the years.  One of the things that really resonates is that when we started shooting the studio audience laughed too easily.  We would end up retaking the scenes.  Sometimes, we didn’t have the end of the show written, because they tended to let certain things start to show up in the earlier parts of the script.  Danny Arnold who was the writer, creator and producer of Barney Miller would always take over the way Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) does in a way … looking to be respectful of the director, but still seeing things on his own.  Frank has a really wonderful eye.  He’s much more connected into the overall storylines, the motivations that went into the writing, and what he sees in the moment.  I always welcome him on the set because the directors, who have a range of talents and sensibilities, are tasked with coming up with a whole lot of shots to cover, a whole lot of tricky angles, and all of that.

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Vernee Watson has been amazing as Stella, who is also Mike’s social worker.  Does Mike have romantic feelings toward Stella?

MAX:  Vernee is wonderful.  I didn’t know Vernee had been on the show when I came on board.  She won an Emmy, and I’m not surprised.   She is so present and so specific, and she’s very bright and gets what all of these elements are, and so, I think they have a connection.  For whatever ways Mike has lived in his like, there isn’t some strange, exotic draw that she is black, and Mike is white.  I like that because both my first and late wife, and my second wife, with whom I’ve had children (and we’ve been separated for awhile, but have a great relationship) are African-American.  So, in my world that is not a big deal.   I think there’s an affinity there between Mike and Stella.  You know, he’s alive.  He’s old, but he’s not dead.  There’s an ease with women he likes.  I think there are a whole lot of reasons for them to not get involved.  One is just professional, and she’s a social worker.  We just shot something where I say something to somebody else about, “back when I still had all my marbles,” you know, he’s in another stage of life, which many people go into gracefully, while many don’t.

 

What do you think about how Mike knows about who was buried at Charlie’s Pub?  He was trying to keep the truth about Charlie Delaney from coming out, which turned into a gas leak that blew up the bar!  This storyline ties in to Sonny’s mobster dealings as well.

MAX:  Well, this is where they put this effort in the storytelling to connect Mike in some way and be intertwined with Sonny.  Of course, it reveals certain things about Mike that he’s never revealed to anybody before.  So, that’s kind of cool.  I think when he knows what and how much sometimes is not clear.  That’s why I started talking about Barney Miller because the other thing was a lot of times when we go together for the table reads, they didn’t have the end of the story.  They had a first draft, maybe. Dan would talk about it, and they’d say, “Next week, the main story is going to be this man in his fifties who is coming to terms with the fact that he is gay,” or whatever those underlying themes may be with the different characters reactions.  So, we knew elements going into it and that sometimes I  didn’t know what the writers are really intending.  In terms of Mike, he’s kind of back and forth in certain moments.  I have to resist the idea that they trap me by just being careless.  I’ve learned that just trying to fix the script often gets you into a place where you “rehearse yourself out of it,” as they say.

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You appeared on the morning show Good Day LA  a few months back with Laura Wright (Carly), and Maria Shriver, who has founded the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.  What was that like meeting Maria, and helping get the word out about the effects of this disease and the work Maria is doing?

MAX:  It was great to do.  Maria had sent out a tweet that is was wonderful what was going on, on General Hospital.  On Good Day LA, she talked about her work, particularly focusing on the fact that more women are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s than men.  So, then Laura and I sat down and did an interview alongside Maria.  We actually had a nice conversation before.  They did a web interview also as a follow-up.  That was very cool, because Maria is very smart, and I’d never met her, but it was great to see what she was doing.  Whatever we are dealing with in the show is sort of my opportunity in the real world to bring awareness and shed light on the subject.  I’d love to see an ongoing conversation online amongst people who can share their stories with each other.  That’s a lot of what they’re doing.  They’re raising money for research, but people need to be able to talk to each other when you’re a caregiver.  Coming out of the early sixties and early seventies when I was playing a cop on TV, I never was a fanatic activist.  I certainly got the behavior of the Chicago police at a certain time in terms of the energy and conflicts of the time.  There was something to think about, but at the same time, I had opportunities to kind of share that all cops aren’t bad, just look at the show, Barney Miller.

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You were my favorite character on Barney Miller as Detective Wojciehowicz!  I think for many who watched the show you were, too!

MAX:  I think “Wojo” ended up being the heart of the show.

Max, you’re helping people through your beautiful performances including me.  Congratulations on that.   I’ll continue have to have a box of Kleenex handy as I watch how it all unfolds for Mike.

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MAX:  Well, I really appreciate your questions.  I’m just planting that seed.  That is really what I would like to do after talking to you and so many people.  That’s something I’d like to put out there.   We each have our own domains and responsibilities and all of it overlaps, and you can kind of get in touch with that; if you just go around the circle and share it, and then go around again.  I’m looking to help people out there in the world who are watching and are looking to share in the conversation.

So, what did you think about the heartbreaking scenes on Friday’s episode of GH between Mike and Sonny?  What have you thought of Max Gail’s performance throughout his GH run?  Have you experienced the loss, or are watching someone you love, or care about slip away from Alzheimer’s?  Share your thoughts via the comment below.

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ABC Names William Burton As The New Head Of Daytime

Over the years there have been several changes to ABC Daytime, and now comes word over the last 24 hours that William Burton has been promoted to Senior VP and Head Of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production for ABC.  Burton starts in his new role immediately.

Deadline first reported the executive level move by the network.  Burton had previously been overseeing the business operations of ABC Daytime since earlier this year as SVP Daytime following the departure of former Daytime head Rebecca Campbell.

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Those duties have now been formalized in Burton’s expansive new role,  In terms of General Hospital, the creative aspects from the network are still being handled by ABC head of current programming, Vicki Dummer.  Burton has been behind the business operations of ABC Daytime including the daytime drama.

In addition, Burton will oversee the creation and production of syndicated programming across ABC platforms including the upcoming daytime talk show from Tamron Hall that is in development for a potential debut in the fall of 2019.

So, share your thoughts on Burton being named the new head of Daytime for ABC via the comment section below.

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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