Just when you think Anthony Geary couldn't possibly dazzle us more, he does! The seven-time Emmy winner, who plays General Hospital's Luke Spencer, is once again causing trophy buzz, this time for his kickass turn as Luke's evil lookalike, who has been tagged Fluke — for Fake Luke — by the fans. Now for the bad news: Geary, who recently underwent major surgery, will be off the show until the fall for an extended recovery and vacation, so it will be quite a while before Fluke's true identity is revealed. But not so fast! TV Guide Magazine grabbed Geary before he jetted off to rest up at his home in Amsterdam and had a candid chat about his health, his art and Fluke's pervy scenes with Kiki!
Robin's coming back!
Actress Kimberly McCullough will be returning to General Hospital later this summer, Soaps in Depth reports.
The Young and The Restless
Gee, remember when the Daytime Emmys were presented before thousands of deliriously happy fans at Radio City Freakin' Music Hall in primetime during May sweeps and drew massive Nielsen ratings? Now they're on the Internet. Yep, the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys Awards — hosted by Kathy Griffin — will live stream on daytimeemmys.net on Sunday, June 22 (8 p.m./ET, 7 p.m./CT, 5 p.m./PT). What should we expect? Only two things are guaranteed: Griffin, working without censors, will shock the crap out of us (can't wait!) and most of my fearless predictions in the drama categories will, as usual, be laughably wrong. So, dear soap stars, don't be offended if I didn't pick you. It means there's a damn good chance you'll win! Here we go...
Jason Thompson, Kelly Monaco and Duncan Hursley
How cool is this! When ABC's General Hospital needed to fill the role of a garage mechanic who holds vital information about a hit-and-run crash, they hired a real life car expert from Detroit, Michigan — 52-year-old Mazda product specialist Duncan Hursley. But that's not Hursley's only claim to fame. He's also the grandson of GH's late, great creators, Frank and Doris Hursley! TV Guide Magazine got the scoop on his cameo appearance, airing Friday, June 27.
General Hospital star Teresa Castillo gave birth to her first child last Thursday, the soap star announced on Twitter.
A baby? Maybe. Last week on ABC's General Hospital, furious mob don Sonny Corinthos had a gun pointed at she-devil Ava Jerome and was ready to shoot her dead when the ever-enterprising beauty pulled out the ultimate trump card. She's pregnant! Ava explained that she'd just taken a home-pregnancy test and it was positive — the proof was right there in her waste basket! — but then admitted she didn't know if the father is Sonny, thanks to their one-time tryst in the Quartermaine crypt, or his son Morgan, whom she's been bedding for months. Was Ava's news pure luck or pure b.s.? Either way, it saved her life. For now, anyway. TV Guide Magazine had a chat with Maura West, the sensational two-time Emmy winner who plays Ava, and got her take on this terrific baby twist. And, of course, we talked about that even bigger shocker — her lack of an Emmy nomination!
You can always count on the General Hospital Nurses Ball to deliver three things — song, dance and powder-keg romance. The iconic event, airing on the ABC soap May 8 through 14, will boast lots of surprise guests and musical performances and is produced and hosted, as always, by that adorable ditz Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring).
Will the swanky charity gala be yet another Lucy triumph — or a...
The last time General Hospital's Jane Elliot (Tracy) won a Daytime Emmy was 1981 —the year Ronald Reagan moved into the White House. Isn't it about damn time she took home another? That said, Elliot's current nomination in the supporting actress category comes as quite a stunner, not because she isn't deserving, but because she has refused to submit herself for Emmy consideration for the past 20 years. What changed her mind? TV Guide Magazine gave Elliot a ring shortly after the noms were announced on Thursday morning to get the answer. But more important: Who's doing her roots for the awards now that Deidre Hall has a broken wrist? Tragedy!
Redaric Williams, Christel Khalil and Daniel Goddard
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys Thursday, with The Young and the Restless scoring 26 nods. The Bold and the Beautiful received with 18 nominations, followed by General Hospital's 16.
She is irreplaceable and irrepressible and rarely gives interviews, but when Jane Elliot does decide to talk she damn well delivers! On the occasion of General Hospital's 51st anniversary, TV Guide Magazine spoke with the Emmy-winning actress about her legacy as bitch supreme Tracy Quartermaine. Elliot also cut loose on a variety of other topics, from her most famous leading man (Elvis Presley!) to her close, but chemically dangerous, friendship with Days of Our Lives' Deidre Hall. You'll never guess what the two soap queens plan to do when they retire!
TV Guide Magazine: We know you hate compliments and this will probably annoy the crap out of you but we gotta ask: Do you have any idea how beloved you are by the GH fans? They're especially excited about your Emmy pre nom, since you've long been a hold-out when it comes to awards.
Elliot: I don't tweet or do any other social media so I don't know what's being said out there. I certainly appreciate what you're telling me and I'm grateful for it but, whenever anybody tells me something like that, it just slides right off me like scrambled eggs off Teflon. I just don't let my mind go there.