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!