BREAKING NEWS: "General Hospital"'s Finola Hughes joins"Young and Restless"



It seems that in between stints of consoling her gestating daughter Robin Scorpio as superspy Anna Devane on General Hospital, glamorous soap star Finola Hughes will be popping up on The Young and the Restless to provide a very different type maternal influence. According to online rumors, Hughes will be playing the gold digging mother of Sabrina, Victor Newman's artsy boy toy, starting June 19th. This sounds absolutely great. If anyone can salvage this storyline it's the fab Fin! Never fear Anna fans, Patrick's Baby Grandmama will also be back in Port Charles this summer. Wow, two soaps, and a style show. I bet Fin utilizes the heck out of her Blackberry!


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Wow. Excellent choice for what is supposed to be the most glamorous soap.

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I wish GH would bring back Tristan Rogers and reunite Anna and Robert once and for all. Sad

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WOW! That's huge! When I saw the header I totally thought it would be Jana's mom, British accent and all.

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This IS big news! Any chance she will be paired w/ Vincent Irizarry's character? I loved them together on AMC. I don't watch Y&R, but I may have to start!

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She may be the only reason to watch Y & R though Victor and Sabrina together are beyond painful to watch.

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I love Finola and this is a huge "get" for Y&R (shame on GH for not making the most of her talents!) The only thing I'm not crazy about is the idea of another gold digging mama in Genoa City.

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tsk tsk...GH needs to hold onto her tight before Y&R finally snatches her up for good.

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It would be great if she comes on to take away Nikki's gambling husband. I bet they will still have the same chemistry they had on AMC. That would lead to Nikki and Victor's reunion, I think.

Now if they just bring back Dru, I watching this on soapnet everyday.

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Oh. My. Goodness. Something watchable in the Victor and Sabrina storyline?! Sounds like a vast imprtovement over the back rubbing/French speaking/vomit inducing scenes we're currently seeing :jawdrop:

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I will still hate Sabrina, but her mama will be a fox! Finola is a match for Nikki!

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Maybe Sabrina's mother will kill her boring spawn and fall in love with Victor...that would be the most interesting thing to happen to Sabrina sine she's been on. lol

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Funny Luke, you and I are on the same page. I was just thinking, after reading the headline, that Finola is really the one who should be involved with Victor. Stylish, Sophisticated and could definately blow Nikki out of the water. NOW THAT would be good soap.

The only drawback? The fact that Finola has a steady gig with Style and would only be onscreen sporadically(sp?)

Speaking of Style, she could be a Fashion Editor at RS. God knows they could use it.

So many possibilities, so excited!!!!

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Thank you sweet Jesus! Y&R finally got the gumption to hire an excellent, fabulous, gorgeous actress to battle with Victor, Nikki et al. The possibilities are endless. She could end up in a mother/daughter fight for Victor. She could be Nikki's new arch-enemy. She could seduce David to break them up. Shoot, you could throw her into any of the existing s/l's and make them better. Have her tangle with Jack and Sharon. Maybe she's a cougar and takes a liking to Nick or Kevin or JT!!!! She could sleep with JT to get back at Victoria for treating her baby girl like ka-ka. Or we find out that her and Sabrina have been in cahoots all along to get their hands on the Newman empire. Maybe she's a brilliant business woman and her and Jack team up to take over NE. Victor innocently gives Sabrina some stock in Newman and the mother gets all over it. All I can say is Finola Hughes is here to save the day because my favorite soap of all time has become The Dull and The Motionless. I don't want to get too excited but this casting is RIPE with s/l and character gold. Maybe Maria Arena Bell actually does have something long-term planned. We as fans really haven't given them a chance. It can take 6 months to a year or more to turn a soap around. Look at OLTL, a year ago, it was all the Spencer Truman crap that everyone was complaining about and now it's everyone's (except mine) darling. Like a fine wine, let's give Y&R some time to age and mature with the new writing team. And maybe this will get some GH viewers to turn on Y&R and see what a non-violent, love and family based soap is about, even if it's been boring lately, it hasn't shot a woman, a week later an explosion in a cannery, a week later shooting a 12 year old boy in the head, 3 weeks of crying and saying goodbye to said boy and now stabbing and attempting to drown another female character and oh, a miscarriage in between and the same "hero" killing the man who shot the boy after he held a young woman hostage. Dark, depressing and stupid, Y&R is not. Congratulations Finola Hughes!!

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Well...put the Champagne back in the fridge because tvguide.com is now reporting that ABC was furious with Finola for guesting on Y&R. So much so, that she's backed out of doing the show. Can we say bummer!!? Here's the link - http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Soaps-News/...

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I can't tell you how HUGE this is...LOL. What a major, MAJOR cock up by GH and AMC. Smile Wowza. Good for Finola. She (like everyone else) is wasted on GH!

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It would make the show more tolerable to watch and I wish she would come to make Sabrina leave town and Finola Hughes can shake up Genoa City and make it the show hot again.

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