Looks like Julie Marie Berman is leaving the role of Lulu Spencer, who she has played since 2005. Amidst rumors and talk that the news would be confirmed later this week, Berman took to twitter to say goodbye to the role for which she won two Outstanding Younger Actress Daytime Emmy Awards.
Hi everyone…yesterday was one of the hardest days of my life. It hurts to let go of Lulu. Thank u for letting me into ur homes & hearts. X
Soap Opera Fan Blog has this year’s 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards pre-nominees. Here are the Daytime actors/actresses who submitted their work for 2012 storylines.
Outstanding Lead Actor Pre-Nominees:
“The Bold And The Beautiful’s” Don Diamont (Bill Spencer) and John McCook (Eric Forrester), “General Hospital’s” Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos), Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) and Roger Howarth (Todd Manning), “The Young And The Restless’” Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin), Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) and Stephen Nichols (ex-Tucker McCall).
The latest “General Hospital” alum to show off their dancing skills is Ingo Rademacher (ex-Jax). His participation in the 16th season of “Dancing with the Stars” was revealed on “Good Morning America” on February 26.
Rademacher will be paired with Kym Johnson, who won mirror ball trophies with entertainer Donny Osmond and football player Hines Ward. The new season will premiere on ABC March 18 at 8:00 PM EST.
Watch what Rademacher had to say about joining the reality show in an “Access Hollywood” video interview and then go to Reality TV Magazine for the full DWTS season 16 cast.
Add Rick Springfield to the growing list of alum returning for “General Hospital’s” 50th Anniversary. Per People, the actor is set to reprise his role of Patrick’s (Jason Thompson) absentee father Noah Drake. He has not started filming yet.
Springfield’s son Liam Springthorpe will also be heading to the show. Springthorpe will play an undercover cop, but is not expected to share scenes with his dad. Read the rest of this entry »
“People Celebrates ‘General Hospital’” will be on newsstands on March 1, while the hardcover will be in bookstores March 12.
Originally posted February 20:
People magazine is helping “General Hospital” celebrate 50 years. The special hardcover issue will feature couples and events going back to 1963 with the Hardys and the Brewers. Moving through time, the issue will feature Luke and Laura’s wedding, Maxie’s heart transplant, Stone and Robin, and more.
As fans hold out hope of John Stamos returning to General Hospital as Blackie Parish, word has come down that the actor could be soon seen in an NBC pilot. According to Deadline, Stamos is in final negotiations for “I Am Victor,” based on a book by Mark Goffman.
“I Am Victor” revolves around a blunt, yet charming divorce attorney, who uses extreme and offbeat methods while working for his clients. Stamos can currently be seen recurring on “The New Normal.” Read the rest of this entry »
Speculation was fueled about John Stamos returning to “General Hospital” in a Kin Shriner interview. Now, TV Guide Magazine is fanning the flames with an exclusive clip from Stamos’ upcoming February 18 interview on “The Jeff Probst Show.”
In the interview, Stamos reveals that he was asked to return to “General Hospital,” but he passed because they just wanted him to play the drums at the Nurses’ Ball. While he’d love to come back to the show that started his career, he wants something meatier to do than just play backup.
For those who don’t remember, as a teen, Blackie started living on the streets when his mother died. Rick (Chris Robinson) and Lesley Webber (Denise Alexander) took him in and he helped Rick open a youth center. He formed a band, which was eventually fronted by Frisco Jones (Jack Wagner). Blackie was last seen going to prison for manslaughter. Read the rest of this entry »