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January 5, 2021
Laura's mother is heading back to General Hospital! Actress Denise Alexander has reprised her role as Dr. Lesley Webber.
January 6, 2021
All My Children alums Jacob Young (ex-J.R. Chandler) and Eva LaRue (ex-Maria Santos) discuss the primetime revival of the ABC soap opera, a secret project for which they recently reunited, and more on Young's podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young.
January 10, 2021
Multi-soap veteran John Reilly has passed away at the age of 84. He is known for roles on General Hospital, Sunset Beach, and Passions.
January 12, 2021
General Hospital has made plans to honor the late John Reilly and his Port Charles alter ego, Sean Donely, with a special tribute episode slated to air this spring.
January 14, 2021
Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital are reuniting for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert that will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
January 20, 2021
Former daytime writers Charles Pratt Jr. and Tracey Thomson open up about the soapy elements of their Disney series, The Secrets of Sulphur Springs, plus they reveal their favorite soap opera storylines -- and what they would have done differently as writers for General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, and All My Children.
January 26, 2018
General Hospital fans can soon look forward to seeing Vinessa Antoine (ex-Jordan Ashford) on their screens again; Fox has picked up her Canadian legal drama, Diggstown.
January 28, 2021
Actress Tiffany Daniels stepped in for Briana Nicole Henry in the role of General Hospital's Jordan Ashford this week -- but why? And how long will the recast last? Find out from Henry, who has spoken out about the temporary casting situation.
January 30, 2021
General Hospital's Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) continues to find herself deeper and deeper in trouble, but the ABC soap's head writers preview that things will get better -- after they get a whole lot worse.
February 3, 2021
General Hospital head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O'Connor spill details about the drama they've got planned for February Sweeps, including "a twist nobody will see coming."
February 3, 2021
The nominations are out for the 2021 Writers Guild Awards, and NBC's Days of our Lives and ABC's General Hospital will be vying for the win in the Daytime Drama category.
February 4, 2021
General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher (Jasper "Jax" Jacks) and his wife, Ehiku, are expecting their third child.
February 10, 2021
General Hospital is bringing actor Chad Brannon back to Port Charles, but will he be reprising the role of his presumed-dead alter ego Alexander "Zander" Smith -- or someone else?
February 11, 2021
NBC's sci-fi drama Debris has snatched up General Hospital star Sebastian Roché (ex-Jerry Jacks), who says he's excited to play a mysterious MI-6 agent in the drama that "will blow your minds.
February 15, 2021
Soap stars Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos, General Hospital) and Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra, The Young and the Restless/The Bold and the Beautiful) are thrilled to share that they now call each other fiancéés!
February 15, 2021
Former daytime actor Christopher Pennock (ex-Mitch Williams, General Hospital; ex-Steven Petrie, The Young and the Restless) has passed away. The Jackson Hole, Wyoming, native was 76.
February 17, 2021
General Hospital viewers better be ready for a serious blast from the past, because Chad Brannon is back in Port Charles and has a video and photos to prove it!
February 18, 2021
General Hospital actor Josh Swickard (Harrison Chase) and his wife, Lorynn York, are expecting their first child -- and the due date is only six weeks away!
February 22, 2021
Vanessa Marcil says that when General Hospital's Brenda and Sonny get back together, it's going to be so hot, it'll "be like 9½Weeks." So, is that steamy moment coming soon?!
February 23, 2021
General Hospital alum Anthony Montgomery (ex-Andre Maddox) discusses tackling the anguishing topic of child trafficking in his new film, Angie: Lost Girls, and if a return to GH is on the horizon.
February 24, 2021
Just as beloved General Hospital star Réal Andrews has returned as Marcus Taggert, the actor reports that he tested positive for COVID-19. He has since tested negative but still must sit out going back to work for the time being.
February 26, 2021
General Hospital's head writers tease that the upcoming double wedding "is the crescendo and climax of years of stories and secrets and lies" -- and by the end of it, nobody's lives will be the same.
February 26, 2021
General Hospital star John J. York (Mac Scorpio) is celebrating three decades at the ABC soap opera and calls his time in Port Charles "an incredible gift."
March 2, 2021
If you've wondered if the repeated mentions of Ashland Locke meant the character might soon pop up on-screen, the answer is yes. And now we know which soap vet will play the role.
March 2, 2021
General Hospital star Andrea Bogart (ex-Abby Haver) and her husband, Erik Almås, are expecting their second child.
March 5, 2021
Swoon! Boomerang stars Tequan Richmond (ex-T.J. Ashford, General Hospital) and Tetona Jackson are expecting a baby girl that they've named Harlie Giselle.
March 9, 2021
General Hospital favorites John Stamos (ex-Blackie Parrish) and Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin) have two very different versions of the days they used to pal around with each other on their Harley motorcycles. Whose do you believe?
March 10, 2021
General Hospital viewers were shocked when Franco died this week, but portrayer Roger Howarth doesn't seem worried about his future with the show: "I have faith"
March 10, 2021
Returning General Hospital star Chad Brannon shares details about being back in Port Charles, where it looks as if he'll be reprising the role of... wait for it... Zander Smith!
March 10, 2021
The Young and the Restless viewers are about to meet power-hungry businessman Ashland Locke, who portrayer Richard Burgi says LOVES poking the inner souls of Genoa City residents.
March 12, 2021
The Legitimate Wiseguy, a mob film by Nicholas Celozzi, has cast Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) and Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin Reed, Days of our Lives) alongside heavy hitters like Harvey Keitel and Emile Hirsch.
March 19, 2021
Years ago, he might not have been as receptive to playing amnesiac Mike, but General Hospital star Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) says he now sings a different tune.
March 22, 2021
Could General Hospital fans soon be seeing Kristen Alderson back in the role of Starr Manning, the One Life to Live character she brought to the soap for a short time before taking on the role of Kiki Jerome?
March 24, 2021
The emotional song "We Weren't Done with This Yet" featured on the March 23 episode of General Hospital was written by William Lipton (Cameron Webber)!
March 26, 2021
Even though he says soaps are "absurd," Jeff Kober is still having fun playing General Hospital's Cyrus. So, is he in it for the long haul?
March 29, 2021
Meet newborn baby Mira, whom Emily Wilson (ex-Ellie Trout, General Hospital) introduced on Instagram via a heartwarming family photo.
March 31, 2021
Get ready for a full hour of Alexis Davis material, because General Hospital is airing an episode dedicated to Nancy Lee Grahn and her long-running character.
April 5, 2021
Is Ryan Lavery coming to Port Charles?! General Hospital has cast Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery, All My Children) in an as-yet undisclosed role.
April 6, 2021
Soap beauty Ashley Jones (Bridget Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) is thrilled to announce the launch of her first jewelry collection.
April 7, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Sydney Walsh (ex-Judge Delores Anderson) joins General Hospital as Maggie, a prisoner who will cross paths with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn).
April 8, 2021
Big Sky has cast General Hospital alum Sebastian Roché (ex-Jerry Jacks) in the recurring role of Sheriff Wagy, who may or may not bring law and order to Lochsa County.
April 12, 2021
General Hospital honors Lynn Herring on her 35th anniversary as Port Charles's lovable busybody, Lucy Coe.
April 14, 2021
General Hospital has cast TikTok star Caitlin Reilly for a special tribute episode dedicated to her late father, John Reilly (ex-Sean Donely).
April 16, 2021
General Hospital favorite Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky Spencer) reveals that returning to the ABC soap opera is on his radar -- it's just a matter of when.
April 16, 2021
General Hospital's Kelly Thiebaud (Britt Westbourne) says a false-positive COVID-19 test is keeping her away from work for ten days. Will the unexpected break mean she'll have to be temporarily recast?
April 16, 2021
All My Children alum Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) is finally opening up about the HUGE news that he has joined General Hospital, sharing that he feels "like a kid on Christmas."
April 14, 2021
Gregory Zarian (ex-Julius, General Hospital; ex-Brent, Days of our Lives) opens up about his intense hostage film, 86 Melrose Avenue; working with Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, GH); and why it's important to never give up on your dreams.
April 19, 2021
General Hospital star Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin Scorpio) hints that she will be back in Port Charles for a very special episode set to air later this spring.
April 26, 2021
General Hospital has revealed when its tribute episode honoring the late John Reilly (ex-Sean Donely) will air and what fans can expect from the very special hour.
April 29, 2021
The Walking Dead has cast soap alum Jacob Young (ex-Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-J.R. Chandler, All My Children) for its 11th and final season.
May 4, 2021
Actress Billie Hayes, known for playing Agent Brighton O'Reilly on General Hospital and the wicked Witchiepoo on H.R. Pufnstuf, has passed away. She was 96.
May 4, 2021
Actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died at the age of 76. She's known to soap opera fans for playing Maggie Crawford on As the World Turns and Faith Kipling on One Life to Live.
May 5, 2021
General Hospital has tapped former Guiding Light star Kimberly J. Brown (ex-Marah Lewis) to play a mystery character that reunites her with some of her CBS soap co-stars.
May 6, 2021
Will General Hospital's James Patrick Stuart "hang up Valentin's dancing shoes" for a new Disney project?! Find out from the actor himself and get the details on the live-action comedy pilot.
May 17, 2021
Longtime General Hospital favorite Kimberly McCullough is reprising her role as Robin Scorpio for the upcoming tribute episode honoring John Reilly (ex-Sean Donely).
May 18, 2021
Hallmark had the genius idea to once again pair soap icons Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady, Days of our Lives) and Cameron Mathison (unnamed character, General Hospital; ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children) in a new Murder, She Baked mystery.
May 24, 2021
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) previewed this year's 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards by announcing the nominees in two categories.
May 25, 2021
LMN's Fatal Fiancé will feature Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez, Days of our Lives; ex-Lola Montez, One Life to Live) in a chilling role opposite Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston Wilde, OLTL) and Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis, DAYS; Ned Quartermaine, General Hospital).
May 26, 2021
Beloved General Hospital actress Scarlett Fernandez (Charlotte Cassadine) was in a serious bicycle accident that landed her in the hospital for surgery and stitches.
May 31, 2021
Robert Palmer Watkins (ex-Dillon Quartermaine, General Hospital) has snagged a recurring role on the second season of The Walking Dead: World Beyond. If that's not enough, he's also released his single.
June 1, 2021
"I thought I was going to die, quite literally," shares Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera, Days of our Lives) of his low point with drug and alcohol dependency.
June 2, 2021
General Hospital's Katelyn MacMullen (Willow Tait) opens up about how the support of superstar colleagues like Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos) and Genie Francis (Laura Collins) has paved her way toward Daytime Emmy success.
June 3, 2021
General Hospital's James Patrick Stuart opens up about his Emmy nomination, why Valentin is like the shark in Jaws, and the roller coaster drop moment coming in the show's current baby swap storyline.
June 3, 2021
Kim Delaney opens up about landing a Daytime Emmy nomination for her work as General Hospital's Jackie Templeton and the sweet way she chose to celebrate and acknowledge the show's numerous nominations.
June 3, 2021
General Hospital's Sydney Mikayla (Trina Robinson) opens up about being nominated for a Daytime Emmy, the "evil" person who helped make it happen, and how being organized helped her simultaneously sail through the Emmy process and her college application process.
June 5, 2021
While her alter ego is currently resting in a fictional hospital, Kirsten Storms is recovering from a very real medical situation. The actress revealed on Instagram that she underwent brain surgery.
June 8, 2021
General Hospital's Katelyn MacMullen says Willow is "overwhelmed with guilt" when it comes to Michael (Chad Duell) and Chase (Josh Swickard).
June 9, 2021
Life in Port Charles can be a circus, so it's a good thing General Hospital's Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller) has the high wire act down to perfection. The actress spoke with Soap Central about her Emmy nomination and being on her A game so there's no chance of a fall.
June 9, 2021
Tajh Bellow (T.J. Ashford, General Hospital) is a gem of an actor, a gem of a man -- and a gem collector! Get his thoughts on his Emmy nomination and how amethyst might have helped paved the way to his acting success.
June 12, 2021
Peter August's reign of terror is over. The character's pronounced death earlier this month means that actor Wes Ramsey has wrapped his GH run.
June 14, 2021
Sasha Gilmore is pregnant on General Hospital, and it turns out her portrayer, Sofia Mattsson, is expecting a baby, too!
June 14, 2021
General Hospital's Roger Howarth opens up about playing Dr. Austin, his third character since joining the ABC soap opera in 2012: "I was straight-up terrified, 100 percent."
June 18, 2021
General Hospital's Cyrus Renault has been shipped off to a federal prison far away from Port Charles, bringing portrayer Jeff Kober's run on the ABC soap to an end.
June 22, 2021
Fan fave and multi-soap vet Ted King cast as Jack on The Bold and the Beautiful
June 22, 2021
General Hospital's Maurice Benard gives a status update regarding Vanessa Marcil that might send Sonny and Brenda fans into a tizzy.
June 21, 2021
The traditional Daytime Emmy Awards Leading Ladies Lunch resumed this year, with Heather Tom (Katie Logan, The Bold and the Beautiful) hosting this year's Lead Actress contenders.
June 25, 2021
The 48th Annual Daytime Emmys were handed out on June 25, 2021, in a hybrid virtual and in-person ceremony broadcast on CBS. The ceremony looked much closer to those of years past and once again served as a celebration of all that daytime has to offer.
June 25, 2021
48th Annual Daytime Emmys coverage: General Hospital was once again named Outstanding Drama Series. It marked the ABC soap's 14th win as best soap.
June 25, 2021
48th Annual Daytime Emmys coverage: General Hospital's Maurice Benard and The Bold and the Beautiful's Jacqueline MacInnes Wood named Lead Actor and Actress -- just like they were in 2019.
June 25, 2021
48th Annual Daytime Emmys coverage: General Hospital's Max Gail and The Young and the Restless' Marla Adams won this year's Supporting Actor and Actress crowns.
June 25, 2021
48th Annual Daytime Emmys coverage: The Young and the Restless' writers added to their record-setting tally, while General Hospital's Directing Team scored back-to-back wins.
June 28, 2021
General Hospital star Sonya Eddy (Epiphany Johnson) plays a judge in the comedy film Good on Paper, now streaming on Netflix.
June 29, 2021
Longtime General Hospital favorite Stuart Damon (Dr. Alan Quartermaine) has passed away. The New York native was 84.
July 5, 2021
General Hospital has recast the character of Spencer Cassadine, with soap opera newcomer Nicholas Alexander Chavez stepping into the role previously played by Nicolas Bechtel.
July 9, 2021
The rug is about to be pulled out from under Chase's feet on General Hospital, and portrayer Josh Swickard reveals that his alter ego "might not handle it all that well."
July 14, 2021
New The Bold and the Beautiful star Ted King (ex-Lorenzo Alcazar, General Hospital) opens up about creating the character of Jack Finnegan, who will be introduced as Finn's (Tanner Novlan) dad later this month.
July 16, 2021
The film Four for Fun is already a ten, featuring the talents of Brytni Sarpy (Elena Dawson, The Young and the Restless), Jacob Young (ex-Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-J.R. Chandler, All My Children), and Jason Cook (ex-Shawn-Douglas Brady, Days of our Lives; ex-Matt Hunter, General Hospital).
July 16, 2021
Days of our Lives' Greg Vaughan will be in and right back out of Salem, with Eric Brady's short return meant to send storylines spinning in different directions. But will Eric come back after the dust settles?
July 16, 2021
James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine, General Hospital) is celebrating the release of his second album, Clean Slate, which features songs inspired by tunes that "really meant something" to the actor.
July 21, 2021
General Hospital's Sonny Corinthos will be regaining his memory any day now, and portrayer Maurice Benard says there are going to be fireworks upon the mobster's return to Port Charles.
July 21, 2021
General Hospital star Finola Hughes opened up about the budding romance between Anna and Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan.
July 26, 2021
Actress Kirsten Storms won't be appearing as General Hospital's Maxie Jones for the foreseeable future, as she is recovering from brain surgery. However, the actress says she is recuperating nicely.
July 27, 2021
Recent General Hospital addition Nicholas Chavez says Spencer Cassadine has "a new vision in mind for his role in Port Charles," and the actor is more than ready to bring the character's vision to life.
August 1, 2021
Port Charles original cast member Jay Pickett passed away suddenly on Friday. The actor, who also appeared on General Hospital and Days of our Lives, was 60.
August 6, 2021
Days of our Lives alum Charles Shaughnessy (ex-Shane Donovan) has joined General Hospital in a mystery role. Could his character be tied to the return of Holly Sutton (Emma Samms)?
August 9, 2021
General Hospital fans who suspected that Cameron Mathison would be playing Drew Cain were right! The All My Children alum (ex-Ryan Lavery) makes his debut as the previously-presumed-dead media owner in mid-August.
August 9, 2021
General Hospital has called on Days of our Lives villain Gigi Bermingham (ex-Dr. Lois Banks) to take over the role of Hayden Barnes's (Rebecca Budig) mother, Naomi Dreyfus.
August 14, 2021
General Hospital's Genie Francis is taking a much-deserved leave of absence, which will take her iconic character, Laura Webber, off the canvas for a short period of time.
August 14, 2021
Popular General Hospital actor Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) is in isolation following a positive COVID-19 test, which has forced him to postpone his Stone Cold and the Jackal shows. Will it also affect his screen time at GH?
August 26, 2021
Heartfelt remembrances are pouring in from Dynasty and All My Children stars following the passing of Michael Nader, who died on August 23.
August 30, 2021
Check out the music video for "Clean Cut," the new single by General Hospital alum Robert Palmer Watkins (ex-Dillon Quartermaine), whose musical alter ego is simply Palmer.
August 30, 2021
General Hospital alum Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin Scorpio) opens about a variety of tough moments she experienced as a child star at the ABC soap opera, including co-star drug abuse, insensitivity, and big egos.
September 1, 2021
General Hospital viewers were surprised to have Jeff Kober back on their screens on Tuesday, when Cyrus Renault was seen back in action -- albeit behind bars.
September 7, 2021
Charles Shaughnessy opens up about taking on the role of General Hospital's Victor Cassadine and reveals how long fans can expect to see the infamous villain on the canvas.
September 9, 2021
Soap stud Cameron Mathison (Drew Cain, General Hospital; ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children) shares details about the new movie he's currently working on, an upcoming Christmas film called Secret Santa.
September 10, 2021
The Young and the Restless is bringing Jamison Jones (ex-Dr. Warren Kirk/Brady Bevin, General Hospital; ex-Bill Brick, Days of our Lives) to Genoa City as a lawyer with information on Ashland's (Richard Burgi) past.
September 14, 2021
Cabinet of Curiosities, the upcoming horror anthology series by famed director Guillermo del Toro, is getting a dose of super talent with the addition of Sebastian Roché (ex-Jerry Jacks, GH).
September 13, 2021
General Hospital star Wally Kurth found a very special way to celebrate three decades since taking on the role of charming Port Charles character Ned Ashton Quartermaine.
September 14, 2021
General Hospital actress Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan Ashford) has exited the ABC soap opera, sharing in an announcement to fans that "it was time to move on."
September 13, 2021
General Hospital's Maurice Benard and Laura Wright tease that what's coming in the Sonny, Carly, Jason, Mike, and Nina storyline "will blow your mind."
September 16, 2021
General Hospital alum Sarah Joy Brown (ex-Carly Corinthos/Claudia Zacchara) reveals some of the hardest scenes she ever had to film at the ABC soap opera, both of which included Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos).
September 17, 2021
Netflix is bringing Matt Wagner's comic book series, Grendel, to the screen in a drama of the same name, starring Brittany Allen (ex-Marissa Chandler, All My Children) and Jaime Ray Newman (ex-Kristina Cassadine, General Hospital).
September 28, 2021
General Hospital's Hayley Erin (ex-Kiki Jerome) is the proud new mom to newborn twin girls, Juno and Maude, who were born last month and just made their Instagram debut!
September 29, 2021
General Hospital has temporarily cast Adam Huss in the role of Nikolas Cassadine, who is usually played by Marcus Coloma.
October 6, 2021
The Bold and the Beautiful's Hope is about to get a shock: her dad is heading back to Los Angeles, with actor Sean Kanan set to step back into Deacon's shoes this week!
October 6, 2021
Cameron Mathison (Drew Cain, General Hospital; ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children) is getting back together with one of his TV wives on a new Hallmark-like network that seems to be planning big things for the popular pair...
October 8, 2021
Though the fate of her on-screen persona is unknown, in real life, Emma Samms has something very special to look forward to. She is engaged to UK newsman Simon McCoy.
October 11, 2021
Though the fate of her General Hospital persona is unknown, in real life, Emma Samms (Holly Sutton) just started a brand-new journey with a marriage to UK newsman Simon McCoy.
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