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Celia Quartermaine (and Cousin)

Friday April 18, 2014

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With the Kiki-Michael romance and the almost Britt-Nathan liaison, there has been a lot of talk about relatives who hook up.

Back in the '80s, General Hospital did unite two cousins, Celia Quartermaine and Jimmy Lee Holt.

Celia was played by Sherilyn Wolter.  Poor Celia thought she had a husband, but he turned out to be someone else.

It was a time of spies and mayhem in General Hospital history. Read it for yourself here.

Photo: Sherilyn Wolter and Steve Bond (Jimmy Lee)

Meet Your Friendly Gun Dealer

Monday April 14, 2014

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On or about April 15, actor Bruno Amato plays a gun dealer on General Hospital who is being interrogated by Anna and Dante. So I guess someone tried, to paraphrase part of the theme song from The Sopranos, to "get himself a gun."

The Sopranos reference is apt, since Amato is a New Jersey-ite. The former Navy man worked in his home state for years as an ironworker, and at 38, started an acting career.

He's made up for lost time with TV appearances on The O.C., Point Pleasant, Desperate Housewives, Malcolm in the Middle, Monk, ER, Veronica Mars, How I Met Your Mother, and many other shows.

In the The Internship (2013), he played lovable pizza store owner Sal in the film, which stars Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, and Vince Vaughn.

Currently, he in three films due for release: Horrible Bosses 2 (Jennifer Aniston-Kevin Spacey), Helicopter Man (Nia Vardolos of My Big Fat Greek Wedding), and Pizza with Bullets (Vincent Pastore of The Sopranos).

Amato is an outspoken animal rights activist, and loves cats.

Sometimes gentle men come in tough-looking exteriors.

Photo: Brad Buckman

Obrecht Drops a Bomb on Friday's 'GH'

Monday April 14, 2014

Dr. Obrecht offers Dante some information on Friday's General Hospital.

Britt goes to Nathan's apartment and sees Maxie.

Spencer tells his father that Luke is after Sonny.

Baby Ben gets a new name.

You can read all about it here.

Rumors Swirl...Are Recasts Happening?

Friday April 11, 2014

I don't like reporting rumors on this site, but these are worth sharing.

We were promised more Quartermaine presence and instead, both Jason and A.J. are gone.

However, there is possibility that a Jason recast is in the works.

This Jason will be a different guy in personality, and who knows if plastic surgery will be mentioned? Maybe it will be a Franco deal where everyone says, "Jason! You're alive!"

Jason will be angry, emotional and perhaps more dangerous. He will have memories of both of his lives, that of the aspiring doctor in the Quartermaine family, and the one where he kills people for Sonny, and he will have trouble reconciling the two.

There's also word that the role of Dillon Quartermaine might be recast. This part was played by Scott Clifton from 2003-2007. And Dillon's father, Paul Hornsby, may be coming to Port Charles.

The Nurses' Ball: It's Back!

Friday April 11, 2014

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None of this is confirmed, but here are some rumors regarding the Nurses' Ball.

Luke, whoever he is, will do a solo number. If it's anything like the solo number I saw Anthony Geary do in New York, get ready!

Also performing: Ned, Sam (dancing, of course), Kiki singing, and Emma and Cam doing the tango. Guess Spencer's out big time.

I hope Epiphany is around to do some singing. Will Richard Simmons re-appear to do choreography? If Lucy has anything to say about it, probably not! Felicia will help Lucy change gowns, but you can bet on a wardrobe malfunction anyway.

Photo: ABC, Inc.

ABC Must Be Thrilled: 'General Hospital' Up in Younger Viewers

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Let's hear it for that all-important 18-49 demographic that networks drool over -- General Hospital is delivering more of them these days.

According to Variety, GH posted a gain of 9 percent in total viewers over last year, but in women 25-54, it's gone up by 19 percent, and by 11 percent in viewers 12-34. The median age of viewers is now 55.5 instead of 56.1.

I don't know what to make of that last part, but if it keeps going like this, the median age should hit 49 eventually. Or, who knows, maybe the age of that desirable demographic will go up.

Anyway, it's definitely good news.

On Tuesday's 'General Hospital,' Someone is Injured

Wednesday April 9, 2014

On Tuesday's General Hospital, Nathan is horrified to hear Madeline's story. And when he gets home, he has a surprise. We have a surprise too, since the surprise was supposed to happen last week.

There's a conflagration at Elizabeth's as Britt arrives to pick up Ben that ends in a shooting.

And two people recognize one another at PCPD.

Read all about it here.

Remember Sonny's Half-Sister?

Tuesday April 8, 2014

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Courtney Matthews is one character who won't be brought back to life on General Hospital. At least, if she's resurrected, the same actress won't be playing her. Alicia Leigh-Wills, who portrayed Courtney from 2001-2006, has been hired by Days of Our Lives.

Fans will remember that Courtney was Sonny half-sister and a pivotal character.  Her father was Mike Corbin, and her mother was Janine Matthews.

Courtney died after giving birth to Spencer, who at the time was believed to be Jax's son. And who can ever forget those two trying to get pregnant?

For Willis, this is actually a return trip to DOOL. In 2010, she filled in as Chloe Lane, though her scenes did not air. The actress who played Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) was out sick; however, when Bjorlin returned, the producers had her re-tape the scenes done by Willis.

You can read what Willis has been doing since leaving GH here.

Photo: ABC, Inc.

On Friday's 'General Hospital,' the Trap is Set

Sunday April 6, 2014

Nathan, Sam, and Silas prepare to spring their trap at the MetroCourt. They're in for a surprise.

Nikolas wonders what's going on at Elizabeth's place.

Dr. Obrecht wants Britt to meet her and start a new life with her and Ben.

There's reconciliation in the air for Brad and Felix.

You can read all about it here.

Britt vs. Lulu: Theft is Theft

Thursday April 3, 2014

A dose of reality here: I'm not an attorney, I didn't research stolen embryos thoroughly, but I did find out some very interesting things. This is a fascinating subject, and the law continues to evolve.

Since the writers state via Diane Miller that Britt did not commit a crime, inquiring minds want to know: Did she? Uh, yes. She stole from a lab if you want to just be basic about it. However, that will not be proven until a full genetic workup of Ben is completed.

By the way, embryos are often stolen and sold on the black market, and people have been arrested as a result.

Once it is proven that the child belongs to Dante and Lulu, who has a right to the child? In a famous case, Perry-Rogers v. Fasano, Donna Fasano, due to a clinic mix-up, gave birth to a child who was proven to be the child of Mr. and Mrs. Rogers. The Fasanos relinquished custody to the Rogers couple provided they could have visitation.

This was at first agreed upon, but then Mr. and Mrs. Rogers went to court to have the visitation vacated, and a Judge vacated it, stating that the Fasanos were not entitled to visitation.

That was a Judge's decision, and another Judge could have decided otherwise, but it's interesting to note nonetheless.

Finally, when embryos are stored, the owner or owners are billed monthly. Lulu and Dante should have been suspicious when the hospital did not ask for money.

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