James Franco has been appearing just about everywhere these days, but is another stint as “General Hospital’s” Franco in the works? According to a new report by Showbiz 411, the sudser’s headwriter, Ron Carlivati, is trying to make it happen!
The website reports that Carlivati wishes to bring Franco back not as the crazy art dealer who basically terrorized the town (and later was redeemed via a brain tumor excuse when Roger Howarth stepped into the role), but as himself — confronting the fictitious Franco!
We reached out to a “GH” publicist for more details regarding this storyline/actor twist, but at press time, the rep had no comment.
As we previously reported, former “All My Children” actress Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) appeared on OWN’s “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”last week to discuss her initial shock regarding “AMC’s” cancellation, her fears of never working again and some fun details regarding her new role on Lifetime’s “Devious Maids.” And now, the network has released a video clip of the daytime icon’s spot on the show!
Hot on the heels of “All My Children’s” Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) appearing on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” comes an appearance by former “General Hospital” actor/musician Rick Springfield (ex-Noah Drake)!
The “Jessie’s Girl” singer will be appearing on the Friday, February 7 episode of the show, where he’s set to give an “eye-opening interview” that touches on the subject of suicide. Other guests scheduled to appear include The Village People, “The Real Housewives of New York City’s” Jill Zaren, and former Vogue editor André Leon Talley.
As we previously reported, former “General Hospital” actress Emily Wilson (ex-Ellie Trout) booked a guest stint on the ABC drama “Castle,” and her episode airs tonight!
Previously scheduled for a Monday, January 27 debut but pushed back until tonight, Monday, February 3, the episode will feature Wilson as Grace Jacobs, a young woman that grew up reading Modern Fashion with the dream of working for the ‘zine’s editor, Matilda King (Frances Fisher, Deborah “Red” Saxon, “The Edge of Night;” ex-Gladys Pierce, “Days of our Lives”). When Matilda is found murdered, Castle (Nathan Fillion, ex-Joey Buchanan, “One Life to Live”) and Beckett (Stana Katic) head into the glamorous world of fashion in search of the killer.
Former “General Hospital” star Nathan Parsons (ex-Ethan Lovett) is straddling sides in the great vampire/werewolf debate: In addition to recently being cast in the role of “True Blood’s” vampire James, the actor will be debuting on The CW’s “The Originals” tomorrow, Tuesday, February 4 — as a werewolf!
“You Can run, you can hide… but only for so long,” states the promo the newly released promo for ABC’s “General Hospital” as Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) holds a gun on Franco (Roger Howarth), who is running loose in the PCPD, while Patrick (Jason Thompson) may soon learn the truth about Sabrina’s (Teresa Castillo) baby just as Robin (Kimberly McCullough) gets taken!
As part of the “General Hospital” Fan Club Weekend, fans of the daytime soap will be able to enjoy several events hosted by the official General Hospital Fan Club. The events include “Cookies & Cream” with Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) and Emme Rylan (Lulu), Boys || Men with Jason Thompson and Dominic Zamprogna, and Friday Night with Monaco (Kelly Monaco, that is).
With tickets ranging from as low as $85 to high as $110, fans will enjoy plenty of Q&A time with the actors, along with autograph signing and photographs, behind the scenes revelations, drinks, food, games and trivia, and MUCH more.
As part of the “General Hospital” Fan Club Weekend, fans of the daytime soap will be able to enjoy “Music of the Night,” a Karaoke event as hosted by Sean Blakemore (Shawn), Ryan Carnes (Lucas), Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix) and Parry Shen (Brad).
Scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 3, from 9:00 PM to midnight, “Music of the Night” promises lots of fun, music, drinking, food and even MORE surprise guests!
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) held its “66th Annual Writers Guild Awards” in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York tonight, which honors Outstanding Achievement in Film, Television, New Media, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation during the 2013 season. In the category of Daytime Drama, NBC’s ”Days of our Lives” beat out ABC’s “General Hospital” and CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” “The Bold and the Beautiful” opted to not submit itself for a nomination this year.
Honored tonight was the “DAYS” writing team consisting of Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Christopher Dunn, Janet Iacobuzio, David A. Levinson, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Melissa Salmons, and Christopher J. Whitesell.
Deborah Blackwell, the former general manager of Disney/ABC Cable Network Group’s SOAPnet from 2001-2007, has died at the age of 63, reports Deadline Hollywood. She died yesterday, January 31, after a seven-year battle with Pick’s disease, a rare neurodegenerative disorder. Blackwell was surrounded by family in Virginia at the time of her passing.