It’s almost that time everyone! On May 10th, 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominee, Kristen Alderson, along with Roger Howarth, and Michael Easton will return to General Hospital under new identities. Are you excited to see how the writers are going to rise to this challenge? I am happy to see these three back on GH and look forward to watching their stories unfold.
General Hospital has been nominated for 19 Daytime Emmy Awards this year! Congratulations to the cast and crew for an amazing year and a job well done!
Outstanding Lead Actor
Outstanding Supporting Actress
- Julie Marie Berman (Lulu Spencer)
Outstanding Supporting Actor
Outstanding Younger Actress
- Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning)
- Lindsey Morgan (Kristina Davis Corinthos)
General Hospital has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series along with these categories:
- Art Direction
- Costume Design
- Directing Team
- Writing Team
- Lighting Direction
- Sound Mixing
- Multiple Camera Editing
- Music Direction and Composition
- Original Song for Drama “Just Like That’
- Technical Direction
- Stunt Coordination
Congratulations and Best of Luck to General Hospital!
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There has been an ongoing battle between the production company that is re-launching the online soaps All My Children and One Life to Live with ABC. News reports today stated that Prospect Park is suing ABC for 25 million dollars over the licensing agreement they had with ABC regarding the actors and character names from All My Children and One Life to Live. The main issues were heated in previous months regarding the status of the three OLTL characters General Hospital “borrowed” from Prospect Park. After the announcement last week that Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr Manning), Michael Easton (ex-John McBain/Caleb Morley/Stephen Clay), and Roger Howarth (ex-Todd Manning) would be returning to GH May 10th 2013, most likely as new characters, the situation went up in flames. Prospect Park claims that the agreement stated that ABC could borrow seven OLTL characters for General Hospital to keep them employed and appear sparingly on GH.
Prospect Park has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against ABC, complaining that they have broken the licensing agreement and have been trying to sabotage the production process for the AMC and OLTL online series. Prospect Park claims that “in the ultimate act of bad faith, ABC inexplicably killed off two OLTL characters on loan to GH by having their car forced off a cliff. ABC effectively killed off another major OLTL character, who was not licensed to ABC, revealing that this long standing OLTL character is in fact another character (alter ego) on GH.”
Prospect Park accuses an ABC executive of openly wishing All My Children and One Life to Live’s relaunch to fail.
The process of the lawsuit and Prospect Park’s request to go to trial with have no baring on the launch date for these two online soaps. They remain to launch next week, April 29th, 2013.
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The latest rumor that has hit the GH grapevine involves Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr Manning OLTL and GH). Recently the actress was forced to leave General Hospital due to legal issues with Prospect Park and the rights to her character’s name, Starr Manning. Since the production and upcoming re-launch of One Life to Live, Prospect Park is not allowing General Hospital to use the Starr Manning character name.
ABC and General Hospital have decided they want Kristen Alderson to remain part of GH but are not allowed to keep her in the same role. Thus resulting in having to give the actress a new identity in the fictional town of Port Charles. Rumors suggest that Alderson will now be playing the role of Serena Baldwin, Scotty’s daughter. Serena was born to Scotty and his late wife Dominique in 1993. Lucy Coe was the surrogate during this time, as Dominique was dying from a brain tumor. This news is still in the rumor phase and has not been confirmed.
How do you feel about the character switch up? Comment and let us know!
After the April 11th announcement by ABC that the OLTL trio, Alderson, Easton, and Howarth will be returning to GH on may 10th, 2013, the actors were able to express their feelings towards the decision. Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton used social media to reach out to their fans. Alderson sent out a tweet expressing her excitement and Easton wrote on his Facebook page, “SEE YOU AGAIN IN MAY… with love and thanks.”
The three actors will be entering General Hospital in brand new roles. I am very excited and interested to see that wonderful work of Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati with this huge challenge.
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Rumors are buzzing about what will happen to Starr Manning now that she told Michael she isn’t coming back to Port Charles. The fact that Prospect Park owns the rights to the name Starr Manning has everything to do with why this whole situation has gotten so out of control. Fans keep wondering if Kristen Alderson will return to GH as Starr, reprise her role on OLTL, or return to GH as an entirely different character. Fans are making their own theories about Starr’s status with GH based on last night’s tweet by Kristen. Alderson tweeted about change and how scary it can be. She mentioned that, “Tomorrow is HUGE.” Fans have put together an assumption that “change” means that Kristen Alderson may no longer be Starr Manning, and that what is “HUGE” could possibly be the first day she tapes as a new character on General Hospital. Kristen confirmed via Twitter that this news was not true. She stated that the tweet had nothing to do with her being at GH. She wasn’t there today. Check out the tweets below!
The news regarding the OLTL trio (Starr Manning, Todd Manning, and John McBain) has been up in the air since the actors left GH due to legal issues. Since the announcement of the revival of All My Children and One Life to Live, the fate of Starr, Todd, and John lies in the hands of those who own their character names. Prospect Park, the production company responsible for the online renewals of the two canceled ABC soaps stakes their claim in the characters names that had recently found a home in Port Charles.
The characters left Port Charles about a month ago and were said to be coming back. However, it remained unclear as to whether the actors would return to General Hospital under the same character names or if they would legally have to return under new identities. Today on General Hospital, Michael was on the phone with Starr telling her all about the Nurses Ball. Suddenly he was saddened and shocked as it was obvious that Starr was telling him that she wouldn’t be returning to Port Charles.
At this time, we are unaware of what lies ahead for Starr and her OLTL co-stars Todd and John McBain. Perhaps this phone call between Starr and Michael was just buying time until her return. It could also be a transition of eliminating the character all together, or prepping for the actress (Kristen Alderson) to be part of General Hospital under a different character’s name. General Hospital Blog hopes that something can be worked out so that these three actors can return to the canvas and reside in Port Charles once again. We miss them!
TV Guide Magazine has reported some new news regarding the departure of John McBain (Michael Easton), Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson), and Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) from General Hospital. The trio was forced to leave GH due to some legal issues involving the reboot of Prospect Park’s OLTL. Everyone has been wondering what will happen with these actors and their characters if and when they return to GH. Well good news is, they get to return. Bad news is, they may be forced to take on new roles.
OLTL owns the rights to the three characters and GH Head Writer, Ron Carlivati is working hard to come up with intuitive ways to work around this problem. Starr, Todd, and John have become staples in their new Port Charles lives and it wil be difficult to work around this but they will do whatever needs to be done.
This news has not yet been confirmed by General Hospital or ABC. It also has not been denied.
For the full article, visit TVGuideMagazine.com
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Check out what Heather is up to in Port Charles. There is a lot going on with the Mothers of Port Charles. What is up with Starr? Could Cole or Hope be alive? Sam wants Danny back, and Anna misses Robin.
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