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GH's Lisa Locicero gets candid about those less-than-perfect on-screen moments

by Kambra Clifford

Posted Friday, September 22, 2017

What does General Hospital star Lisa Locicero (Olivia Falconeri) do when she or her costars drop the ball and give less than stellar performances? Check out her candid answer.


With the speed at which soap operas move these days, not everyone can deliver their best work each and every time. In fact, sometimes daytime actors really fall on their faces when trying to keep up with the fast pace. Though one is usually hard-pressed to find a star who's willing to open up about such clumsy circumstances, General Hospital star Lisa Locicero (Olivia Falconeri) graced us with her very candid answer to the question: "Have you ever been acting with a costar and thought, 'What the hell are they doing?'?"

Her answer: "Yes, I have. I have on one or two occasions been taken out of the scene thinking, 'Are you really going to do it like that?' and I certainly will not say when that occurred!"

That being said, she's absolutely certain some of her costars have had similar thoughts about her.

"I guarantee you, a few of my costars have felt the same about me. Like, 'She knows we're taping, right?''' she says with a laugh.



The really tough part, though, is knowing that whatever work she and other GH actors deliver is out there for good -- no matter how bad or good it might be.

"[Everything is] out there on TV for millions of people to see. And you're like, 'This is it, this is great! I'm really throwing it against the wall!' And then it's like, 'Uh-oh. That is not what I expected!''" she shares. "It's not like it's filtered through like in a big movie production or something, where someone edits all the best moments together. What we do, it's balls to the wall, one take, throw it out there. And that's what's great about soap operas. Sometimes it works, and on rare occasions, it isn't what you expected."

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PHOTOS: Check out GH star Genie Francis' new Los Angeles home


by Kambra Clifford

Posted Thursday, September 21, 2017

General Hospital's Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) and her husband, Star Trek actor Jonathan Frakes, just bought some fancy new digs in Woodland Hills.


Genie Francis' recent return as General Hospital's Laura Spencer must be bringing in some big bucks because she and her hubby -- Star Trek veteran Jonathan Frakes -- just moved into a pretty sweet pad.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the couple have bought a Mediterranean-style home in a gated Woodland Hills community for $2.78 million.


Built in 1988, the six-bedroom/eight-bath home sits on more than a third of an acre complete with a pool, gazebo, and stunning landscaping. The home itself boasts a formal entry with a curving staircase, formal living and dining rooms, three fireplaces, a paneled den, an eat-in kitchen, a family room that features a sunken wet bar, and walls of windows that take in the grounds.


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I'll miss painting in my kitchen in Maine, but I am still so happy to be back at work on @GeneralHospital!
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Sep 25, 2017 10:00 am

GENERAL HOSPITAL Star Kirsten Storms Opens up About Her Battle With Depression (EXCLUSIVE)



Over the years, Kirsten Storms has suffered from some health issues) that have forced her to take breaks from playing Maxie on GENERAL HOSPITAL. And during this most recent leave of absence, certain hurtful comments from fans caused the actress to open up on social media and confess to her ongoing struggle with depression. "When I finally commented on my Instagram about my depression and how severe it had gotten," she told Soaps In Depth, "that helped validate what was going on with me."

After Storms tweeted to her fans that she would be back on GH “soon-ish,” they began wondering when Maxie would return. But when a fan tweeted: “When she realizes how badly drugs are ruining her life?” Storms responded firmly but confidently. “I actually suffer from severe depression,” she posted. “But kudos to you for being cool enough to tag me in that. #keeptrollin”

In the comments of one of Storms’ Instagram photos, a frustrated fan wrote: “You are beautiful but I get kind of tired of you not being truthful to your fans what’s going on,” which again inspired the daytime star to speak out. “I try to keep my personal issues private,” Storms replied, “however I recently mentioned on Twitter that I suffer from severe depression. If you or someone you know has dealt with it, then you know it can be a difficult time in life. I’m doing much better as of late and look forward to returning to work soon.”


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The actress also hoped that coming clean about the real reason behind her temporary leave from the soap would help others as well. "Depression's something that a lot of people suffer from," Storms confided, "maybe not as severely as I have, but with the amount of fans who follow me, I thought there had to be a few who go through this and even some moms who have gone through post-partum stuff and can relate to that feeling of just not being able to help yourself. Especially having a daughter, it got to the point where I needed to change my life for the better. And I wanted people to know why I was getting better."

Storms also took inspiration from GH castmate Maurice Benard (Sonny) and his public struggle with bipolar disorder. "He's a god to me at work," she raved, "and he's shown me you can live with a mental illness, be a totally normal person, and kick ass at what you're doing."



Storms and Benard in a 2012 scene from GH.

And Storms does seem to be happy, having returned to social media in April after taking a few months off. She’s given herself a makeover, spent quality time with her daughter, Harper, and even enjoyed a date night out with a new guy! Plus, she's back to work at GH so Maxie can stir up more drama in Port Charles. "I was so ready to jump back in," Storms admitted. "So much of my identity is in working, because I've been working on soaps for so long. So once I started to truly feel like myself again, working at GH was missing from my life!"


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GENERAL HOSPITAL Recaps: Ava Makes a Shocking Deal With Valentin!


Sep 24, 2017

By Chris Eades

Previously on GENERAL HOSPITAL: After Ava agreed to recant her testimony against Valentin, he gave her information about the burn clinic. Ava was escorted by the mysterious Larissa to a Russian clinic, where she shared her fears with a bandaged patient. Back in Port Charles, Griffin worried about his friend and, after Sonny questioned his feelings and his place in the church, the doctor begged Anna to track down Ava. Meanwhile, with Charlotte worried about an ailing friend, Lulu finally began to co-parent and bond with Valentin... only to have Dante show up and tell her about the deal he’d struck with Ava!

Will Jason Ever Wake Up?

With her husband still showing zero brain activity, Sam insisted he’d be better off at home than in a long-term care facility. Spinelli almost convinced her to reconsider... but then Jason moved! Sadly, Griffin explained that it didn’t mean Jason was actually recovering. After talking with Sonny, Sam finally agreed to move her husband into a facility the next day. Curtis later had another chat with Sonny. After Jordan spotted them together, she told her beau he’d have to choose between her and the crime boss.

Franco Searches for Answers

Intent on learning more about the photo of himself and Jason as boys, Franco visited Heather, but she refused to see him. When Obrecht warned him not to trust the liar’s story that he was Jason’s twin, Franco invited adoptive mom Betsy to his art opening. She agreed to tell all... only to disappear! After an anonymous buyer managed to purchase Franco’s twin painting — which wasn’t actually for sale — a protester threw paint at his exhibit and Elizabeth. Though he decided against pressing charges, Franco was more committed than ever to finding the truth... so he slipped into Jason’s room at the hospital!

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”Nelle, this even looks bad to my mom, and she used to be a hooker!” (Photo Credit: Valerie Durant/ABC)

Michael Stands by Nelle

After Carly told Michael about his girlfriend’s dead fiancé, Nelle told him her version of events, swearing she’d tried to save his life. Despite this, the man’s suspicious clan had contested his will and blocked her from attending the funeral. When Bobbie confronted Nelle, Michael defended her and they declared their love. Kiki offered Nelle advice on how to deal with Carly, but warned that if anything happened to Michael, all bets were off.

Joss Gets a Bodyguard


Sonny refused to let Carly move back in with him for her own safety, unaware there was an intruder in her home! It turned out to be Oscar, who’d misunderstood Josslyn’s message and gotten roughed up by Milo for it. Sonny apologized and, after explaining the danger to Joss, revealed that Milo would be protecting her for the time being. Oscar’s mom didn’t know about his new relationship, but Joss’ bodyguard got an eyeful of the kids sharing their first kiss.

Finn Goes Undercover

After rehab, Finn was annoyed by Anna — who asked after his well-being, but was obviously focused on the diamond. She wanted the doc to use his expertise to get to Cassandra, the ailing, dirty-dealing woman connected to the bling. He tried to refuse, but Anna found a way to basically force his hand.

Spinelli’s on the Case

Maxie hoped to use unmasking Man Landers as a way to get her job at Crimson back, but Nathan was so upset by the idea that she dropped it. Amy, misunderstanding Spinelli’s interest in Ask Man Landers, was shocked to learn that the detective was investigating fraud charges regarding the book! Things got even more complicated when Spinelli later saw Nathan and Amy sharing a hug and, naturally, got the wrong impression.

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Vanessa Marcil's Powerful Tribute to GENERAL HOSPITAL Co-Star Maurice Benard Is Just Heartbreaking


Updated: Sep 22, 2017


By Chris Eades


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The pairing of Brenda and Sonny created one of GENERAL HOSPITAL’s most enduring and popular supercouples, and portrayers Vanessa Marcil and Maurice Benard became just as close off-screen. The actress is in an emotional place right now, having recently lost her father, and reached out on Instagram to explain how her former co-star changed her life forever.

“Maurice was handed a bigger job than he was expecting,” Marcil confessed. “A brutally abused young girl. He picked me up, healed my heart, and mended my broken wings so that I could fly away from him. Yes, a father. Because of the extra work Mo put in, I was able to forgive my father and break a chain that changed my life and the lives of my children. I forgave my dad because my tiny heart could finally take it after Mo patched it back together. Sonny was Brenda’s daddy. Beautiful, scared child…”



The former castmates have remained friends over the years, and often interact on social media, much to the delight of their fans. “Sorry for forgetting your birthday,” Benard tweeted in October 2016. “My memory, except for lines, is horrible. But you know how I feel!” He also included an emoji of a rose to sign off. “I forget yours every year, Papi,” Marcil replied. “I love you forever. I miss your laugh and fierce intelligence. Your talent took me from enduring life to living it.”

Such beautiful sentiments! These two clearly still have a strong connection, which is why GH fans are always so eager to see Marcil return to Port Charles to share more scenes with Benard. Hopefully, she'll be back again soon!

Check out some of Sonny and Brenda’s most memorable moments in the special flashback gallery below at link!


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GENERAL HOSPITAL's Bradford Anderson Celebrates His Birthday — See His Beautiful Family Photos!


Updated: Sep 21, 2017

By Chris Eades


Best wishes to GENERAL HOSPITAL actor Bradford Anderson who is celebrating his birthday today! While viewers might not see Spinelli as much as they might like these days, his portrayer remains a fan favorite!


bfordandersonThanks to Jennifer at @artisan_salon for the glass of wine, the chat, and the CUT! What a fantastic place

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYKAz5xB2bM/

Anderson grew up in New Hampshire, where he got involved in acting at a young age, performing on stage in local theatrical productions as a kid. After attending the Tisch School of Performing Arts at New York University, then moved to Los Angeles in 2005 to break into Hollywood, landing a recurring role on VERONICA MARS. The following year, he was cast on GH as the irrepressible Damian Spinelli. Although originally intended to be a recurring role, Spinelli proved so popular with audiences that Anderson was signed to a contract in 2007. Over the years, he earned five Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his performances.

Spinelli was written off the soap in late 2013 along with Emily Wilson’s Ellie, but Anderson remained on recurring status with GH, so Spinelli has popped back into Port Charles numerous times over the subsequent years for appearances. (Well, except for that one time when he looked strangely like that actor from DAYS OF OUR LIVES…)

Outside of daytime, Anderson has made appearances in primetime series like NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, CASTLE, MINORITY REPORT, and HOMELAND. In real life, Anderson married his wife, Kiera, in 2010, and they have two beautiful daughters: six-year-old Juna and three-year-old Finola.

Check out the beautiful photos of Anderson and his family in their personal photo gallery link below!

http://abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/gh...kids-13-157495
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Who Plays Parker on GENERAL HOSPITAL? — Meet Ashley Jones!


Sep 21, 2017

By Chris Eades


If you’re thinking that the actress playing Parker Forsyth on GENERAL HOSPITAL looks kind of familiar, there’s a reason for that! You might recognize Ashley Jones from one of her other daytime roles, or perhaps you’ve seen her in primetime or in a movie!

Jones first found fame in daytime on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, where she played Megan Dennison from 1997-2000. She also received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for those performances. In 2004, she joined the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Dr. Bridget Forrester, taking over for Jennifer Finnigan. She remained on the CBS sudser until 2012, though she has returned periodically since then for brief guest appearances.


In January of 2016, Jones returned to daytime again to play Kristina’s former professor Parker Forsyth on GH. After her initial run, she returned for a couple more appearances in the summer, then came back for her newest storyline in August of 2017. Parker was the college professor to whom Kristina had tried to offer sex in exchange for a better grade, and the young woman was stunned when the teacher arrived on her doorstep in Port Charles. Later, Parker revealed that she’d split up with her wife, and when Kristina comforted her, things heated up and the two had sex. Unfortunately, Parker broke things off with Kristina in a letter, but later showed up again because Molly is now taking her class! Parker and Kristina clearly have unresolved feelings for each other, but can they make a relationship work?

Outside of daytime, fans will recognize Jones from her role as Merlotte’s waitress Daphne Landry in season two of HBO’s supernatural drama TRUE BLOOD. She has also starred in a number of Lifetime movies, including A Teacher’s Crime, Dead at 17, Secrets From Her Past, A Sister’s Revenge, and The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom.

In real life, Jones is happily married to her husband, Joel, Henricks, and in May of 2016, the couple welcomed their son, Hayden. Henricks already has a little boy, Huck, from a previous relationship.


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GENERAL HOSPITAL Teams With Shriners Hospital for Children for an Emotional New Story

Updated: Sep 19, 2017 1:02 pm

By Chris Eades

An upcoming storyline on GENERAL HOSPITAL has a powerful real-world purpose as the soap once again joins forces with Shriners Hospitals for Children for a series of episodes that will begin airing on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Young Charlotte is worried about a friend of hers who is in the Shriners Children’s Hospital suffering from scoliosis. And given Valentin’s own medical history, he’ll know all about that kind of thing. Could this help change Lulu’s mind about her baby’s father? At the very least, the episodes will bring awareness to Shriners Hospitals and all they do to help children in the real world.

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ABC CAST THROUGH THE YEARS


http://abc.soapsindepth.com/posts/ge...hildren-142130

As with the previous storylines, these episodes of GH will feature actual patients from the children’s hospital as well as actual Shriners. The storyline kicks off on Tuesday, so stay tuned for all the drama! And for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.

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My fave takes another hit. Lol. But Ingo Rademacher will play Thorne on B&B. Good luck Ingo.

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'The Bold and the Beautiful' Casts Ingo Rademacher as the New Thorne Forrester





Ingo Rademacher in his recurring role as Robert Coughlin on CBS' Hawaii Five-0. The actor will also be joining CBS' daytime lineup on The Bold and the Beautiful. "I’m really stoked to keep working for CBS," Rademacher told us.


Hot news in the soap world! TV Insider can exclusively report that CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful has hired former General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher to take over the role of legacy character Thorne Forrester. He’s the fourth actor to step into the part, replacing Winsor Harmon, who had been playing Thorne on a recurring basis in recent years.

Rademacher, who is set to hit the air on B&B in mid-to-late November, gave TV Insider the dish on his new role.

This is wild. And wilder still, you nearly joined B&B in an entirely different role—the Forrester estate manager who is now being played by Francisco San Martin. Explain what went down.
Ingo Rademacher: My managers called me up and said B&B was interested in my doing this 11-episode character, and I said, “Sweet. Let’s do it.” But then, as I understand it, [executive producer] Brad Bell had a change of heart and wanted to give me a full-time, contract role.

The original character wasn’t really right for me, anyway, so I’m really excited about the way things turned out. I’ve had a recurring role on Hawaii Five-0 [as federal prosecutor Robert Coughlin] for the past couple of years, so I’m really stoked to keep working for CBS. They seem to like me, because they always retweet my stuff! [Laughs] Besides, there aren’t a hell of a lot of jobs for guys my age. I’m 46! But I wasn’t ready to retire.





You recently moved back to Southern California after several years in Hawaii. Were you thinking GH might want you back full-time as Jax?

Not at all. I made a brief return there last March, but then Sonny had Jax deported, so that was that! Our move back to California had everything to do with my wife, Ehiku. She has a clothing line and really wanted to be close to her factory, so we packed up the kids and came to the mainland, not even sure how long we’d stay. So, no, I wasn’t even thinking about a future at GH. I guess Jax won’t be showing up there anytime soon—or, if he does, he won’t look like me!

What has Brad told you about his plans for Thorne?
I have yet to even talk with Brad. I met him briefly at a charity event at his house several years ago, but I doubt he even remembers it. All this was done through agents and managers, so I’m waiting to hear more about the job. I’ve been researching the character and hope I can bring something unique to it.

You can’t try to be someone else, but I certainly hope to play Thorne as well as Winsor did. He’s really one of the nicest and most gracious people I’ve ever met. He tweeted over this past weekend that his role was being recast and I read the comments and a lot of people weren’t happy. There was a lot of support for Winsor, and rightly so. I said to my wife, “Wow, I feel kind of bad about this.” I mean, I know it’s the way things go in daytime, but this is a new experience for me. I’ve never stepped into a role that was previously played by someone else. I hope the fans aren’t too upset about this.




Do you have any clue about story plans? Thorne’s ex-wife Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) keeps bouncing back and forth between Bill (Don Diamont) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) which is starting to make her look like a moron. A new, vital Thorne on the scene would certainly fix that problem, right?
I’ve been reading all about the Brooke and Thorne relationship, and there’s so much there, but we’ll have to see where it goes. I don’t start shooting for a few more weeks and haven’t seen any scripts yet. And even if that is the plan, who knows where it winds up?

When I started on GH, they had an entirely different idea of where to take Jax. He was supposed to be with Rena Sofer’s character, Lois. That Sonny-Brenda-Jax triangle was never the plan at all. [Laughs] And now Rena is on B&B [playing Quinn] so, hey, maybe we’ll wind up together after all!

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