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Y&R's Hunter King Makes Her Feature Film Lead Debut In "A Girl LIke Her" Which Also Stars Ex-GH's Lexi Ainsworth!

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While Hunter King (Summer Newman) is front and center in her current storyline on The Young and the Restless, she is also set to stat in her first leading role in a motion picture, when her performance in A Girl Like Her bows in theatres nationwide on March 27th!

In the film which takes on the subject of bullying in high schools, Hunter takes on the complex role of Avery Keller, the ringleader of her high school clique.

The performance and the story are sure to get audiences talking and thinking about the subject of bullying in ways they might not have before.

In addition, the film also stars Lexi Ainsworth (Ex-Kristina) of General Hospital, who plays the victim of Avery’s bullying tactics.  The film is raw, emotional, and carries impact.

Watch a trailer featuring Hunter along with Lexi Ainsworth after the jump! Then, let us know what you thought of it, and if you will be checking out the film!

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

Hope she has no crying scenes…lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol, jimh. You always manage to put a smile on my face. Have you noticed that Summer has gotten so much more ‘adult-like”? I think she has been handling Austin’s death quite well considering all the mystery surrounding the it. and his cheating heart. It makes it so much worse for her because Abby is her aunt. I never liked the character, now I like Abby even less.WOW! So gross. It is very natural to blame oneself in many a death case. Summer is mourning her husband’s death….she’s desperately juggling the pain/love/hate she feels for him right now. She needs… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Ps. I think Hunter will do a fantastic job….she has really grown as an actress, and she grows on me with each passing episode. Good luck , Hunter!

Carry J
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Carry J

Please stop having Summer on everyday. Plus why did Chuck Pratt dis Sharon Case on twitter with retweeting haters saying how much Sharon Newman is sluty , That isn’t nice for a head writer to tweet that and agree saying Sharon has slept with every man. Shame on Chuck Pratt. Fans are not happy at all about this . I dont have respect for Chuck Pratt now. Isn’t it enough Eric B ( Victor ) is always attacking Ms Case in interviews !

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

Yeah, she is grieving her husbands death-if he IS dead…wish Jennifer Love Hewitt could appear as Austins Aunt and that she left that message-i know what you did ect. as a nod to her movie ‘I know What you Did Last Summer’…lol…we went from disaster flicks to dumb teen horror movie…lol

Timmm
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Timmm

Looks like she is the one making the others cry.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

HA! No kidding!

Julie Haze
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Julie Haze

So Hunter King is able to star in a movie and make guest appearances in Primetime, but Billy Miller is denied that in his contract negotiations and Phelps lets him go? Gee, do you see any double standards going on here? What rubbish.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I have to agree that seems unfair and contrary.

su0000
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su0000

well
it looks like an after school PDA movie about bullying mostly for the young audience ??
I like Summer best when she is quiet ..and it seems in this movie she’s a bully so she must have a lot to say lol ..
Hope the movie does well for the girls..
( I have zero interest in a teenage bully movie but I wish them the best..

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

It looks like it was made in 2013. How long has Phelps been with Y&R?

Maybe it was made before the crackdown on extracurricular work.

Susan
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Susan

TOO LONG!

teresa
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teresa

Julie Haze I agree totally!!!

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

It’s too bad the studio distributing the picture did not have it released last week for anti-bullying day.

I guess that explains why she colored her hair too.

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

I wanted to add, it looks like this film has been sitting in the can since at least 2013. They are lucky to get it released.

Timmm
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Timmm

Good for her, I hope she becomes a movie star and she takes Ryan Peavey with her to Hollywood! [That ones for you Shay!]

Carolyn
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Carolyn

She had some practice for the role when YR had her bullying a classmate a couple of years ago.
I’ll watch the film when it comes to cable.

Osgood
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Osgood

I believe another actress was playing Summer while the bullying occurred.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

I wouldn’t be surprised — it wasn’t one of the stories I focused on.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, yeah. Summer did bully a classmate. I am not sure, but did the boy commit suicide in one episode?

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

He was the kid that Ronan was mentoring. I thought he ended up moving out of town, not committing suicide.

toscanti
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toscanti

A subject that needs a huge light shed on it!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@ Carry J. I don’t understand either why TPTB have reduced Sharon to such a low level . She certainly doesn’t deserve it. I think “they” made a big mistake by making her lose it….everyone losing his/her trust in her. Nick is a big jerk. He always said how much he loved her….would understand anything she had to tell him. That’s not love. I have not been fair to Sharon many a time….but, she needs to be redeemed somehow. I have been rooting for Adam and Sage. But, now? Well, I have very strong misgivings with this improbable relationship. The… Read more »

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

Well if Sharon is indeed going to be paired with Dylan (as it appears she is), then they can only strengthen the character as Steve Burton has become the darling of the show.

I, for one, can only hope that Sharon and Dylan make a cute couple and they finally stop ruining the character.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Next…

jon
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jon

She is certainly showing last few weeks she has the potential for a great career beyond daytime

Lana
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Lana

The movie was filmed in late 2012/early 2013 during the bullying storyline on Y&R.

Rose
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Rose

I’m glad Summer is maturing as an actress, especially after the Michael (ex-Adam) fiasco. She took a lot of hits back then from same naysayers. It probably helped her “get into the role” in her upcoming movie. I’m sure it’s not easy to play such a baddie, but at the same time if it helps any teens it’s a good thing.

Lana
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Lana

This movie was filmed long before all that drama. Most indie movies take at least 2 years to be released

Rose
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Rose

Lana…Thanks for info. All in all, Hunter/Summer’s life certainly has been with a lot of emotional drama from film, tv, to her real life.

Nikki
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Nikki

Does anyone know who the darker haired kid in the trailer is?

Nikki
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Nikki

I think the little dark haired girl use to play in General hospital. I think she was Alexis daughter. Anybody know? If so she’s a fantastic actress.

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

It does say she played Kristina on GH…and Kristina is indeed Alexis daughted!

Nikki
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Nikki

Thank’s Jim. I don’t really like H.K. but I always liked the other actress. Weather she plays a victim or hero she always plays it well.

Faye
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Faye

I feel like I’ve watched this movie on Lifetime. I know the subject matter, which is important has been captured on the small screen, and i’m sure HK will do an excellent job. I enoyed her in White House Down. Wish I cared for Summer. She whines for all occasions. Austin’s death was just the next reason.

I hate how SC’s role has been diminished. It’s time Sharon repaired her relationship with Mariah onscreen.

Nikki
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Nikki

I agree Faye. I don’t know why they tore Sharon’s role apart but I would like to see her with Dylan and make up with her daughter Mariah. Lately they seem to be catering to the young kids at the cabin. Hopefully once they find out about Austin’s plan we can get back to Michael’s cancer, Nikki’s drinking, Sharon & Dylan and Sharon & Mariah making up, maybe even Kevin & Mariah but I’m sick of Summer & have been for some time now.

Faye
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Faye

Btw, I’m glad February sweeps are over. Perhap we can get back to seeing characters that weren’t invlolved in frontburner storylines, of which none were overly compelling.,

Breaking News

DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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