General Hospital News and Spoilers: Our Favorite Villain Has Something To Celebrate! It’s Jeff Kober’s Platinum Jubilee

Happy Birthday Jeff Kober
Happy Birthday Jeff Kober

General Hospital Blog has had our fair share of favorite villains over the years. As times change and villains come and go, we like to adapt with the current storyline. Although valid, it’s still important to give credit to our all-time favorite villains. Actually, a certain villain falls into GH Blog’s top 3 favorites of all time and is also currently a bad guy turned, well, he’s still bad.

General Hospital spoilers reveal our top 3 favorite GH villains. One of them is celebrating a very important milestone. James Franco as Franco is GH Blog’s #1 favorite troubled soul. Then, we have Manny Ruiz (Robert LaSardo). I don’t know but there is just something about him that makes the perfect villain you love to hate. Finally, we have the birthday boy, Jeff Kober! Today, our favorite villain turns 70 years old!

I did not know so I had to Google it but apparently a 70th birthday is called a platinum Jubilee! we want to wish Jeff Kober, aka General Hospital’s wannabe-vigilante, Cyrus Renault a very happy 70th birthday!

General Hospital Spoilers: Rebecca Herbst Spills Startling Details Surrounding Franco’s Death, How Liz Developed, Storyline Regrets, And More

If you are a long time fan of General Hospital and have been caught up in the drama of Port Charles since at least the 1990s, then you have had the pleasure of watching Emmy nominated actress, Rebecca Herbst grow up before your eyes.

Rebecca Herbst joined the cast of General Hospital in August of 1997 as a rebellious young woman who found sanctuary in a town where she ultimately met the love of her life, Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson), and made unbreakable ties to many.

Elizabeth Webber become the focal point of GH’s storyline in the late 1990s and she has remained one of the most popular characters for almost 3 decades. Elizabeth has been through more in life than most, yet you to par with the dramatic lives of the people in the fictional town of Port Charles. Elizabeth’s strength has been put to the rest and proven to reign strong, time and time again. More recently, Liz found safety and stability in a lover after her rollercoaster love life when many of the dangerous and toxic relationships she held.

Recent General Hospital spoilers reveal that Rebecca Herbst has opened up about the death of Liz’s latest husband, Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth). When Peter August (Wes Ramsey) did the unthinkable in true Peter form, dans were shocked at the abrupt loss of such a beloved character. Franco’s death came as just a shock to Herbst as it did to GH fans.

A look back on their love…

General Hospital news and spoilers report Rebecca Herbst admits she was just as taken aback by the writer’s decision to kill off Franco, and making Liz a widow, as the fans. General Hospital spoilers reveal a recent interview with Soap Opera Digest, Herbst opens up about Liz losing Franco, and how their relationship helped Liz grow. “I think [she] grew up a lot in her relationship with Franco,” Herbst explained, “It was the first time she was able to truly be honest with herself and stand up for herself and have a man support her, which was monumental in her life.” Rebecca went on to admit she and Franco’s portrayer Roger Howarth had “great chemistry” as Franco and Elizabeth, and she was stunned to learn Franco was to be killed off as he was.

Franco’s character has come a long way from being portrayed by James Franco, as he went from psycho killer to family man after a serious diagnosis and extreme treatment with brain surgery.

Elizabeth seems to have found love again in Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton) but that doesn’t take anything away from the solid foundation Liz found in Franco.

We are excited to see more of Rebecca Herbst as Elizabeth Webber’s mental health storyline plays out.

General Hospital News: Austin To The Rescue! Welcome Back, Roger Howarth

The role of Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth), played by OLTL and GH’s, Roger Howarth, came to an abrupt and unexpected end when he was killed by Poet Charles super villain, Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

General Hospital news reports confirmed that although the character, Franco Baldwin, was indeed killed with no chance of resurrection, or was also confirmed that Baldwin’s portrayer, Roger Howarth, was exiting General Hospital only temporarily.

General Hospital rumors speculated the return of Howarth to possibly resurface the OLTL and GH character persona, Todd Manning. Those GH rumors were later squashed, revealing that TPTB did not want to bring Manning back on the canvas since his character was involved in the rape storyline surrounding Marty Saybrooke (Susan Haskell). Howarth also stepped into the role of Franco Baldwin after actor James Franco played the part which also involved a dark side, and alleged rape.

General Hospital spoilers finally reveal the identity of Howarth new role on GH, as his return debut aired on May 27th. Roger is now playing the role of a doctor named, Austin. So far he has delivered Maxie Jones’s (Kirsten Storms), baby in the woods. Austin seems much different than Franco. We don’t know much about him yet, but from the first impression he gave, there seems to be a lot more light, as opposed to the dark past Franco had.

How do you feel about Roger’s new role? Could there be a future for Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) with a man who looks just like her late husband?

General Hospital News: ABC Confirms Roger Howarth Will Not Return As Todd Manning; Here’s Why

General Hospital fans were devastated when a beloved character was recently killed. Fans worried they wouldn’t be seeing the iconic actor, Roger Howarth anymore on GH.

Soon after the shocking character death, General Hospital news confirmed Howarth would be retuning to the show despite the certainty of Franco Baldwin’s demise.

General Hospital rumors began swirling as a result of fans making claims that Howarth would return to GH as either Drew Cain (Billy Miller), or his former One Life To Live character, the infamous Todd Manning.

General Hospital news reports have confirmed that ABC shut down the possibility of bringing back Todd due to a character flaw. It was felt that it wasn’t a good idea to bring in another rapist to the daytime drama. Back on OLTL, Todd took part in a gang rape, and the victim was Marty Saybrooke (Susan Haskell). When James Franco played the role of Franco, aka, Robert Frank, he alluded to raping Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco), but later admitted he never actually raped her. James Franco’s version of Franco also arranged for Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) to be raped in prison.

According to Daytime Confidential, a source states, “Howarth is definitely staying put but he won’t be back as Todd,” and continues on by saying. “They want a character with less controversy surrounding him so he can be paired with any of the women on the canvas.”

General Hospital Spoilers: Liz Is Furious, She Confronts Jason About Franco, Could This Be The End Of A Lifelong Friendship?

Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) is trying everything in her power to hold on to Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth). He has been diagnosed with a brain tumor which has the potential for him to become a danger to others as he was back before his tumor was treated.

Franco (then played by James Franco) terrorized the people of Port Charles, especially Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason Morgan (Steve Burton). Now that Franco is faced with such a horrible diagnosis, he fears that he will revert back to that dangerous man who once inflicted so much pain on others.

General Hospital spoilers indicate there is a long road ahead for Franco’s struggles with this brain tumor, including the risk of the wrath of Peter August (Wes Ramsey). Franco doesn’t want to become the man he once was and has asked Jason Morgan to kill him if ever he became a danger to his family and others. Sam spilled the tea RO Liz, letting her in on Franco’s request. Not only was Liz furious that Franco would ask Jason to do such a thing, and without discussing the matter, she is furious with Jason for his response.

General Hospital previews show Elizabeth tracking down Jason to confront him, expressing her anger, and demanding answers. Liz and Jason are former lovers and share a child, Jake Webber. She has always held Jason in high regard, but this time she doesn’t think he’s so great. Could Jason’s agreement with Franco be the end of a life long friendship and mutual respect between Elizabeth and Jason?

General Hospital News and Spoilers: General Hospital Wants James Franco Back!

General Hospital Wants James Franco Back
General Hospital Wants James Franco Back

ABC’s General Hospital Head Writer, Ron Carlivati, expresses his desire for the amazingly talented James Franco to return to the set of GH via Twitter.

‘Saturday Night Live’ star Vanessa Bayer tweeted a photo of herself with friend, James Franco. The two were together on Saturday, December 6th for James’ appearance on SNL. She mentioned that she was showing Franco the ‘new’ Franco of General Hospital, aka Roger Howarth. Ron Carlivati replied to her tweet stating that she can tell Franco he is welcome back any time.

General Hospital Wants James Franco Back

Does this mean that Roger Howarth would be on his way out? Not a chance! Carlivati expressed an idea of “battle of the Francos.” Now that would be an interesting story!

Check out the tweet convo below.

Let us know what you think? Would you support a “Battle of the Francos?”

@vanessabayer @JamesFrancoTV @GeneralHospital Hi, Vanessa. Please tell Mr. Franco he’s welcome back anytime to do the Battle of the Francos!

— Ron Carlivati (@carlivatiron) December 5, 2014

Betsy Franco Returns to General Hospital!

The newest word out on the street is that during Franco’s relapse into being a psycho freak, his adoptive mom will be back in the picture. Illegally adopted, Franco was raised by Elizabeth Frank, aka Karen Anderson and believe her to be his mother. He most recently discovered that he isn’t a Quartermaine, and that his parents are actually Scott Baldwin and Heather Webber. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree because Franco may be just as, if not more, crazy than Heather.

General Hospital rumors have be floating around that Betsy Franco will be returning to General Hospital to reprise her role as the woman who raised Franco… whether she is going by Elizabeth Frank, or Karen Anderson, we shall see which direction her return will take this character.


Fake Luke Could Be Who?!

As this story line involving Luke Spencer (or someone who looks like Luke actually) is unfolding, many speculations have been made as to who the impostor or Fluke, if you will, could possibly be. We have heard over and over the endless possibilities including Bill Eckert, (Luke’s cousin), Jerry Jacks, Frank Smith, Johnny Zacchara, Anthony Zacchara, and so on. Recently, a new and fresh idea was brought to light after an episode of General Hospital that aired last week.

Jordan (the DEA agent), was talking to Julian Jerome at the gallery. Prying him for information, she questioned him about their “real boss”. Jordan let Julian know that she wanted to know who they are taking orders for and if he didn’t tell her, then she wouldn’t do her part in the organization. Julian shot down her request and warned her that if she knew who the “real boss” was, then she would be putting a lot at stake. He even warned her that she would be risking her own son TJ’s life. Jordan (being that she is undercover and knows the real risks) told Julian she was willing to take that chance. In their conversation she made a comment about how their boss was like the Wizard of Oz. He is there but no one ever really knows his true identity.

With that out on the table, fans have been picking their brains trying to figure out who Fluke really is. Some suggest that Jordan and Julian’s conversation was the writer’s way of giving fans a hint. How could we forget one of the most psychotic and memorable villains of all? After all, for must of us, he is still pretty fresh in our minds. How could we forget about FRANCO? Now, there is no solid information, again, this is just another speculation to the unraveling saga of the Fluke/mob boss story. In real life, James Franco played the Wizard in his movie, Oz the Great and Powerful starring Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, and more. Some fans have tried to put pieces together with every single villain that ever crossed paths with the residents of Port Charles. Franco happens to be the latest.

Rumors in the recent past suggested that Frank Valentini wanted Franco to make another cameo appearance at some point. Other character related rumors suggested that Franco isn’t who he seems to be… that being said, this theory could be a viable possibility

What do you think? Could Franco make a comeback? Is Fluke really Franco? Comment below to let us know if you think James Franco could return and if you think Fluke could really be Franco.

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Ron Carlivati Wants James Franco Back!

There has been recent rumors that General Hospital’s Head Writer, Ron Carlivati wants James Franco back! It has been said that Carlivati has told Showbiz411 Writer, Roger Friedman, that he is seeking out James Franco for one more stint on the ABC soap, General Hospital. Carlivati wants Franco back on the set, but it would be a little different this time, perhaps to tie up some loose ends with the story. James would be playing himself, and confronting the current “Franco” character, played by Roger Howarth.

James Franco originated the role of Robert Frank, aka “Franco” in November of 2009. He reeked havoc on the residents of Port Charles, terrorizing anyone that had to do with his obsession, Jason Morgan (Steve Burton). Caught in the crossfire were victims such as Samantha McCall Morgan, Carly Corinthos Jacks, Josslyn Jacks, Michael Corinthos Jr., Lulu Spencer, just to name a few.

General Hospital Blog is looking forward to those involved making this a reality. We would love to see James Franco back at GH!

Who is Watching the People of Port Charles?

There is someone sneaking around the streets, alley ways, and residents of Port Charles. They seem to be particularly interested in Sonny, Carly, Elizabeth, and Sam. Who do you think it could be? Jason? Franco? Comment below and let us know you’re thoughts!