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With Alicia Leigh Willis
) having taped her final General Hospital scenes last month, the countdown to the actress' final appearance is winding down. The fate of her on-screen persona, however, remains very much up in the air.
Get set for another blast from the past, GH fans! Award-winning actor Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) will return to General Hospital later this month after a nearly 14-year absence from the show. His return comes just as the February Sweeps period gets underway.
Actress Kari Wuhrer
) has filed a lawsuit against American Broadcasting Companies, Inc ("ABC"), accusing the network of having fired her from her role on General Hospital after she revealed that she had become pregnant. The lawsuit also contends that ABC fabricated fan feedback in order to justify its decision to release her from her contract.
ABC is once again turning back the General Hospital clock as another wildly popular character from the 1980s returns to Port Charles next month. Award-winning actress Emma Samms
returns to reprise the role of Holly Sutton Scorpio
beginning in late-February.
' (Holly Sutton
) whirlwind return to General Hospital has concluded. It seems like it's been only a matter of a few days since her first on-screen appearance, but now comes word that the actress has already taped her final scenes for the ABC soap.
Former General Hospital star Amy Grabow
) will star opposite Cheryl Ladd in the Hallmark Channel original movie "Though None Go With Me."
Former General Hospital star John Ingle
) will be returning to the show this spring. The casting move will bring the actor back to the ABC after a two-year break in which he starred on the NBC soap Days of our Lives
General Hospital star Ted King
) is recuperating for what is being called "emergency throat surgery." Though the actor was forced to miss a handful of episodes, a show spokesperson reports that King is already back at work.
Rumors are once again circulating that Aussie heartthrob Ingo Rademacher
(Jasper "Jax" Jacks
) is planning a departure from General Hospital. While the news may be hard for General Hospital fans to hear, it will come as no surprise to soap
first reported on Rademacher's plan to exit the show in September 2004
Storied General Hospital executive producer Gloria Monty has lost her battle with cancer. Monty died Thursday, March 30th in Rancho Mirage, California. She was 84.
The rumors can finally be put to bed: Finola Hughes
) will be returning to General Hospital next month. And her return, while still unconfirmed by ABC, will be part of a wild May Sweeps period that will have three of the show's most popular veterans returning to Port Charles.
For many years the Outstanding Lead Actor category has been a veritable who's who of daytime television. This year, discounting vacation time away from their shows or time spent off-contract, the five nominees in the category have tallied a stunning 80 years spent on the soaps. Anthony Geary
(Luke Spencer, General Hospital) leads the pack with 28 years, having first joined General Hospital in 1978. He is followed closely behind by Guiding Light's Robert Newman
(Joshua Lewis), who surprisingly picked up just his second Daytime Emmy nomination in this, his 25th year with the CBS soap.
Despite reports to the contrary, Tyler Christopher
) may not be leaving General Hospital later this year after all. But depending upon how you look at it, this may or may not be good news for the actor - and his fans.
As reported last month
, Tyler Christopher
) will be sticking around General Hospital. The actor had high hopes that a pilot he had filmed would be picked up for the fall television season. It was not, and Christopher's attention returned to his work on General Hospital.
Though an official announcement from ABC will not be made until tomorrow, soap
has learned that Genie Francis
) will return to General Hospital later this year - just in time to help the show celebrate the 25th anniversary of daytime television's most-watched event: Luke and Laura's wedding. The wedding, which aired in November 1981, was watched by 30 million people.
, Ben Hogestyn
made a bold decision last year to tackle the role of a gay teen on ABC's General Hospital
. Now the actor has made a Bold move: he has inked a contract to appear on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful.
Rumors continue to spread regarding the future of Kelly Monaco
) with General Hospital. The actress' contract is set to expire later this year and some fans are concerned that in this age of budget slashing, Monaco may be a casualty of the network's belt tightening.
When Genie Francis
) returns to television screens across the country this week, fans will get their first glance of the actress in over four years. However, away from General Hospital, Francis has kept busy raising two children and starting a new business.
For several weeks now
, fans of Kelly Monaco
) have been waiting to find out if the actress would renew her contract with General Hospital or dance away with the hopes of striking gold in primetime. Now, soap
can report that there is good news - and bad news.
After 30 years with General Hospital, Stuart Damon
) will be exiting the show in early 2007. With the stunning news that the actor is out comes the prerequisite gossip and off-the-wall tales of how and why the actor was let go. Yes, the award-winning actor was fired.