The Doctor’s Order

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gourmez3Apologies for the delay in posting a new column! That’s what happens when strep and a fever knocks you off your booty for a week. We’re charging ahead at a breakneck speed with some plots, but I can’t complain if they’re as entertaining as Brenda’s liaison with Michael.

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The Doctor’s Order

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gourmez3I didn’t think it could happen. But with the nostalgia fest that is this 50th anniversary year, it has. What is this surprising turn of events? That my Sonny and Brenda heart still beats despite knowing Vanessa Marcil is here on only a limited engagement. Despite being subjected to a year of Sonny supporting both a vapid fiancé and her highly obnoxious, annoying, time-sucking mess of an alter. Despite being fully aware that toxic is the definition of Sonny and Brenda’s relationship. Despite all that, I still love ’em.

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HLN TO PRESENT 40TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY® AWARDS

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LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES ON SUNDAY, JUNE 16

2013 Telecast To Celebrate America’s Favorite Daytime Programming including Talk, Food, Children’s, Courtroom, Game Shows and Daytime Dramas    

Awards show, now in its 40th year, presented live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16, 8-10 p.m., ET/PT, it was announced by Scot Safon, Executive Vice President & General Manager, HLN, and Malachy Wienges, Chairman, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

“Last year, HLN’s first-ever presentation of the Daytime Emmy® Awards was the #1 most-watched, regularly-scheduled non-news broadcast in the network’s history, and received terrific viewer feedback both on-air and online.   Our audiences thanked us for tapping into that vital part of American pop culture,” said Safon. “HLN is the news channel that focuses on stories at the forefront of the American conversation, and daytime programming often tackles those same themes and stories. We are so happy to again present the program that honors the best work in daytime.”

“The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is very excited to partner again this year with HLN and LocoDistro on our 40th anniversary of the Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Wienges.  “The outcome of this partnership will be a creative show honoring all the genres that make Daytime Television part of our daily lives.”

Wienges also noted that Game Show Icon Monty Hall and Legendary Producer Bob Stewart with be honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Viewer integration will be part of the presentation with featured segments on air and online at HLNtv.com. Presenters and additional program information will be announced within a few weeks. The 40th annual daytime Emmy Awards is produced by LocoDistro; Gabriel Gornell is founder and the show’s executive producer.

“Daytime TV doesn’t have fans—it has personal relationships between hosts and viewers five days a week.  And because of this five days-a-week relationship, there is no stronger connection with audiences in all of entertainment—And we’re going to celebrate 40 years of it from Talk Shows to Soaps,” said Gornell.

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The Paley Center for Media PRESENT’s: “General Hospital: Celebrating 50 Years and Looking Forward”

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The Paley Center for Media TO PRESENT
“General Hospital: Celebrating 50 Years and Looking Forward”
on FRIDAY, APRIL 12 IN BEVERLY HILLS
On the heels of the 30th Annual PaleyFest, The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills is proud to announce a special event, “General Hospital: Celebrating 50 Years and Looking Forward,” taking place on Friday, April 12 at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA.  The sold out panel event will be streamed live at http://www.paleycenter.org/
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KATIE: A GENERAL HOSPITAL EXTRAVAGANZA!

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Credit: Heidi Gutman/ABC-Disney

Credit: Heidi Gutman/ABC-Disney

“LUKE AND LAURA” IN AN EXCLUSIVE JOINT INTERVIEW, KATIE CRASHES THE GH SET, A PERFORMANCE BY RICK SPRINGFIELD, AND MUCH MORE!
General Hospital is celebrating fifty years on television, and Katie Couric is hosting a full hour of GH fun – with a touch of drama, of course – honoring the beloved soap opera! Katie has filled her audience with die-hard GH fans for this very special show, as she hosts some of your favorite Port Charles residents from over the years. The General Hospital extravaganza airs on Thursday, April 4 and will include:
·      Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Katie on the set of GH!
·      Jack Wagner’s emotional story about the unexpected reunion with his daughter
·      “Luke and Laura,” played by Tony Geary and Genie Francis, on the historic television wedding plus what Genie learned from Tony that shaped her acting career
·      Jason Thompson pitches in and takes on co-hosting duty with Katie!
·      Plus: Kin Shriner, Maurice Benard, Finola Hughes, Kelly Monaco, Director Frank Valentini and the one and only Rick Springfield performs on the “Katie” stage!
Then, see Katie take Port Charles by storm in her first-ever soap opera cameo!  Your sneak preview of Katie on the GH set– only on Thursday’s “Katie!”
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Own a piece of history / 50th Anniversary Cast Photo & Vintage Photos

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50th Anniversary Cast Photo

As part of General Hospital’s Golden 50th Anniversary on April 1st, ABC is offering special prints representing some of the most notable romances, heartaches and jaw-dropping events spanning across the decades. An iconic 50th Anniversary Cast Photo is part of the limited edition offering, which includes fan-favorites from past and present commemorating the occasion. 1963 of these prints are available, referencing the year the show began.

6 prints for each decade will also be offered—1 limited edition and 5 regular prints—and all limited editions will come hand-numbered with a Certificate of Authenticity. The perfect collector’s gift for the GH fan in your life–and don’t forget to pick one up for yourself–before they sell out!

 Available for purchase HERE (http://www.officialABCprints.com/).

GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC has joined forces with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, in celebration of “General Hospital’s” 50th Anniversary with an exciting storyline integration. Approaching 50 historic years on ABC on April 1 and to help mark the show’s Golden Anniversary, “General Hospital” will reprise the immensely popular Nurses Ball, a fictional charity event complete with musical performances from the illustrious citizens of Port Charles dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness. The partnership with amfAR marks the first time that the Nurses Ball will be linked to a non-fictional charity, and helps to continue amfAR’s vastly important mission of raising HIV/AIDS awareness. The inaugural Nurses Ball aired in 1994 and became an annual event until 2001.

CAST OF GENERAL HOSPITAL

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Tony on ‘The View’ / Genie on ‘The Chew’

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Remember when?
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The View”

ABC’S “THE VIEW” CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF “GENERAL HOSPITAL” 

WITH GUEST ANTHONY GEARY, LIVE, MONDAY, APRIL 1

ABC’s “The View” returns live MONDAY, APRIL 1 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) with actor Anthony Geary as ABC celebrates the 50th anniversary of its popular drama “General Hospital.” Geary’s visit falls on the show’s actual anniversary date. “General Hospital” hit the airwaves on April 1, 1963 and has been entertaining audiences for five decades. A seven-time Emmy ® award-winner, Geary is expected to discuss his career portraying the wonderfully unpredictable Luke Spencer since 1978, and what to expect all this week on “General Hospital” in celebration of the show’s Golden Anniversary.

Honoring 50 historic years on ABC, “General Hospital” is the longest running scripted drama currently in production and the third longest-running drama in American television history. To mark the show’s Golden Anniversary, ”General Hospital” reprises the immensely popular Nurses Ball, a fictional charity event complete with musical performances from the illustrious citizens of Port Charles dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness. The celebration begins on April 1. “General Hospital” airs at 2:00 p.m., ET / 1:00 p.m., PT/CT, on the ABC Television Network.

 

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“THE CHEW” CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF “GENERAL HOSPITAL” WITH GUEST GENIE FRANCIS ON APRIL 1

“The Chew” marks the 50th anniversary of its daytime sibling, “General Hospital,” when beloved ABC star Genie Francis visits the show to talk about her return to the show in the role she made famous, that of Laura Baldwin Spencer. “General Hospital” celebrates its Golden Anniversary on April 1. Honoring 50 historic years on ABC, “General Hospital” is the longest running American soap opera currently in production and the longest running scripted drama on television currently in production. Based on the West Coast, the show has aired over 12,000 episodes and has received the prestigious Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama a record 11 times.

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Steve Burton & the GH Weekend

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burtonSeveral people have asked us to address the question of whether or not Steve Burton (ex-Jason) will attend any of the events occurring during the General Hospital Fan Club Weekend.  It is our understanding that due to contractual obligations with CBS, Steve will NOT be appearing at any of the GH Fan Club Weekend events.  As many of you know, it is standard policy that actors who are currently contracted with a daytime drama on a different network do not make appearances related to previous roles that are not on their current network.  Since Steve is presently well ensconced in The Young and the Restless, please do not expect that he will make an appearance at any GH events at this time.

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