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While the network originally planned to air a repeat episode, as a result of the Friday, December 19 presidential address by President Barack Obama, ABC will now air an original episode of "General Hospital" on Christmas Eve, December 24.
Even though her real life son is no longer on the show, Betsy Franco (mom of actor James Franco) is returning to “General Hospital!”

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on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 @ 1:29 PM
Last week was a good one for “All My Children” alum Levin Rambin (ex-Lily Montgomery): She and boyfriend Jim Parrack got engaged!
James Franco's name was brought back into soap opera news last week when reports surfaced that "General Hospital" headwriter Ron Carlivati wished to bring Franco back to the soap. However, it looks like the A-list actor already has quite a few projects on his plate. One of those projects is the film "Maladies," featuring Franco as a former soap opera actor who has trouble dealing with his mental illness as well as the mental illnesses of his two housemates.
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!
In perhaps his biggest directorial effort yet, James Franco adapts "Child of God," a film based on a Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. A teaser trailer for the film was released last August, but today we get a first full-length look at the film.
As if tackling daytime soap operas and the Academy Awards wasn't challenge enough for James Franco (ex-Franco, "General Hospital"), the actor is gearing up to next take on broadway as he's signed on to make his debut in "Of Mice and Men" next year. Franco will portray George in the production, which is based on the John Steinbeck novel of the same name. The character is one half of two migrant workers looking for employment during the Great Depression. Actor Chris O'Dowd will portray Lennie, the other migrant worker.
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourself for one of the strangest performances yet from “General Hospital” alum James Franco (ex-Franco)! The California native is appearing on tonight’s premiere episode of Fox’s ‘The Mindy Project,’ and star Mindy Kaling herself describes his performance as “the weirdest, funniest version of himself.”
Former “General Hospital” star James Franco (ex-Franco) is about to get a serious roasting on Comedy Central’s upcoming special, "Comedy Central Roast of James Franco," but that’s not all that is in the actor’s future: A Fox rep confirms he’ll also be guest-starring on a two-episode arc of “The Mindy Project.”
Former "General Hospital" star James Franco (ex-Franco) is about to get his... ahems... busted on Comedy Central. The network recently announced that the star will be the next to get knocked by a panel of comedians in the new special, “Comedy Central Roast of James Franco.”
On Wednesday, April 10, rapper Riff Raff taped scenes alongside "One Life to Live's" Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth) for an upcoming appearance on the online version of the soap opera. According to The OnLine Network, Riff Raff will portray a character by the name of "Jamie Franko," which sounds awfully similar in name to that of actor James Franco. Riff Raff has made claims that a character Franco portrays in the film "Spring Breakers" resembles that of himself, a claim which has denied by Franco. Riff Raff first airs on Tuesday, May 7.

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on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 @ 11:46 AM
TV Guide's Michael Logan pulls off another exclusive! In an interview with Steve Burton, the actor reveals that he has in fact decided to leave ABC's "General Hospital" after two decades at the drama series. First joining the cast in 1991, Burton had portrayed the role of Jason Quartermaine turned Morgan. He left the series in 2000, but returned in 2002, and has remained at the show ever since. He's also appeared on the “GH” spinoff, “General Hospital: Night Shift,” during the SOAPnet original series’ first season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, former "All My Children" starlet Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall Hart) has landed a major role in the new film "Desires of the Heart," which began production in Savannah, GA on Monday, August 13.
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