‘General Hospital’ Cast Remembers Johnny Wactor
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by Errol Lewis
23h ago
As previously reported, former “General Hospital” star Johnny Wactor, who played Brando Corbin on the daytime drama series from January 2020 to September 2022, has died. Wactor, 37, was reportedly shot and killed early Saturday morning when he was alerted of three individuals attempting to steal the catalytic converter from his car. According to his mother, Scarlett, who spoke with TMZ, Wactor did not try to stop or interfere in the theft but the unidentified individuals shot him anyway in their escape. Police have yet to release any information about the suspects. According to NBC Los Angele ..read more
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R.I.P. Johnny Wactor – Actor Known For His Role As Brando Corbin On ‘General Hospital’ Dies At 37
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by Errol Lewis
23h ago
Former “General Hospital” star Johnny Wactor has died. The 37-year-old actor was shot and killed on Saturday, May 25 in downtown Los Angeles after three unidentified suspects were allegedly seen trying to steal a catalytic converter from his car, Wactor’s mother, Scarlett, told TMZ. According to the outlet, Wactor was with a coworker early Saturday morning “when they saw three men messing with Johnny’s car.” While Johnny did not interfere in the theft, either by trying to fight or stop them, “the men shot him anyway before taking off.” Police reports indicate paramedics rushed to the scene ju ..read more
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Soap Opera Ratings Report for the Week May 13-17, 2024
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by Xavier Toups
4d ago
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you. Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 3,081,000 (+2,000/-139,000) 2. B&B 2,530,000 (-103,000/-254,000) 3. GH 1,902,000 (+26,000/-194,000) Households 1. Y&R 2.1 (same/-.1) 2. B&B 1.7 (same/-.2) 3. GH 1.3 (same/-.1) Women 18-49 Rating 1. Y&R 0.28 (+.01/-.01) <—- ties low (2nd straight week) * 2. B&B 0.25 (same/-.02) 3. GH 0.21 (same/-.1) <—- ties low (9th straight week) ** * Rounded to 0.3 ** Rounded to 0.2 Women 25-54 Rating 1 ..read more
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Eileen Davidson Joins The Michael Fairman Channel For Live Interview
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by Errol Lewis
1w ago
Eileen Davidson (“The Young and the Restless”) will be interviewed live on Tuesday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT when journalist Michael Fairman welcomes the actress to the Michael Fairman Channel on YouTube. Davidson will be on hand to discuss her current storyline wherein her character, Ashley Abbott, finds herself struggling with dissociative identity disorder (DID), a mental health condition where an individual has two or more separate personalities controlling their behavior at any given time. The disorder was most famously played on “One Life to Live,” and has also been utilized ..read more
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Patrick Muldoon & Jennifer Taylor Join ‘The Bay’
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by Errol Lewis
1w ago
Patrick Muldoon (“Days of our Lives,” “Melrose Place”) and Jennifer Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”) are joining the cast of “The Bay,” playing the parents of Caleb McKinnon (Mike Manning) for the show’s upcoming ninth season. According to Deadline, the storyline finds Caleb’s conservative parents reconnecting with their son after previously abandoning him after he married Daniel Garrett (Eric Nelsen). In addition to Muldoon and Taylor, other cast announcements for Season 9 include Dee Wallace (“E.T.,” “General Hospital”), Olivia d’Abo (“The Wonder Years”), Tristan Mack Wilds (“90210”), Rhonda R ..read more
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‘The Locher Room’ to Host Special Live Broadcast Dedicated to Soap Opera Weekly
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by Errol Lewis
1w ago
This year marks 35 years since the debut of Soap Opera Weekly, the defunct full-size print magazine that delved deep into what’s happening or would be happening on all of the daytime dramas. The publication ran for 23 years. American Media To celebrate the magazine and all it accomplished, Alan Locher‘s “The Locher Room” will host a special live broadcast on Wednesday, May 22. The broadcast will feature key members from Soap Opera Weekly’s heydey, including founding editor-in-chief Mimi Torchin, who led the outlet for 11 years, managing editor Kate Walsh, news editor Gabby Winkel and editors ..read more
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Kennedy Garcia Joins ‘Days of our Lives’
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by Errol Lewis
1w ago
Next week, “Days of our Lives” will formally introduce a new character named Felicity, portrayed by Kennedy Garcia, an actress, model and speaker with Down syndrome. In a recent episode, the Felicity character was first mentioned during a conversation between Johnny and Chanel (Carson Boatman and Raven Bowens). The pair were discussing Chanel’s exposure to radiation while pregnant and what impact, if any, that might have on their child. “It’s a great day to welcome @kennedyjean04 to Salem, plus it’s her birthday today! Wish her Happy Birthday and tune in to meet ‘Felicity’ on-air next week ..read more
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Giovanni Mazza on Contract at ‘General Hospital’
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by Errol Lewis
1w ago
Making his first appearance on the Wednesday, May 15 episode of ABC’s “General Hospital,” actor Giovanni Mazza is officially on contract at the daytime drama series where he portrays Giovanni Palmieri, Brook Lynn Quartermaine’s (Amanda Setton) cousin who played the violin during her nuptials to Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard). According to Friday’s closing credits, Mazza is the latest actor to join the show’s contract cast list, which includes 33 actors. The show also retains several additional actors who appear in a recurring capacity. Two other actors who joined the show this year and whose ..read more
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Soap Opera Ratings Report for the Week of May 6-10, 2024
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by Xavier Toups
1w ago
NOTE: B&B and Y&R were pre-empted in some markets on Wednesday due to coverage of the UEFA Champions League. NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you. Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) Total Viewers 1. Y&R 3,079,000 (+87,000/-316,000) 2. B&B 2,633,000 (-5,000/-313,000) 3. GH 1,876,000 (-13,000/-245,000) Households 1. Y&R 2.1 (+.1/-.1) 2. B&B 1.7 (-.1/-.2) 3. GH 1.3 (same/-.2) Women 18-49 Rating 1. Y&R 0.27 (same/-.06) <—- ties low * 2. B&B 0.25 (same/-.02) 3. GH 0.21 (+.01/-.09 ..read more
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ABC Holds Stage Dedication Ceremony Honoring ‘General Hospital’
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by Errol Lewis
1w ago
On Friday, May 10, the cast and crew of “General Hospital” gathered at Prospect Studios in Hollywood, where the award-winning soap opera is taped, as ABC Entertainment executives honored the series by dedicating its studio, Stage 4, as “The General Hospital Stage.” “This event was supposed to take place in April, 2023 but due to a multitude of reasons was postponed. Well, we finally celebrated the legacy and history of ‘General Hospital’ with a stage dedication placard that will live on forever!” noted Nathan Varni, the ABC Current Series Executive in charge of production for the daytime dram ..read more
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