Burton and Grahn Rebuff Rumors Kelly Monaco is Leaving GH

Kelly Monaco’s status at General Hospital remains in question as costars Steve Burton and Nancy Lee Grahn tweeted responses to Soap Opera Digest’s report the show was looking to recast the role of Sam McCall. Burton tweeted a simple, 
Kelly Monaco is not leaving.

Grahn slipped in a comment as she signed off from Twitter for night saying: 

This left handed, freedom loving, McCarthy hating, Meryl loving, Child’s envying, Monaco’s staying, Kate loving, mommy is outta here. nite all.  


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  1. Profile photo of daisyclover1938

    I was so relieved when I saw these tweets, lol!!!

    I’m just hoping this is the end of KeMo-gate.

    NLG made a few references to Kelly staying and telling fans to calm down, lol! I loved it :)

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    Daisy-interesting Alexis and NLG are both left handed :)
    KeMo gate lives on until we find out something concrete though. I’m still not convinced that’s really NLG or SBu. I know I’m being really suspicious but you never know, especially in light of what someone said about how would they know what happened for sure.
    I hope it’s not a casting call for Clauda, no one else can play her so that we don’t completely hate her guts (like Ethan and NotEmily)

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    Easy way to know. At her event, SJB confirmed that her FB pages and twitter accounts are her and that every GH star she is linked to is also the real deal…that she confirmed them as the real deal before adding them.

    I think, at least for now, we can assume Kelly is staying put.

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    disillusioned GH fan

    Sounds to me like, maybe, they are cast calling for a NEW Brenda Barrett?!? The chances of Vanessa Marcil coming back to GH have to be slim, considering the state of the show any how! I just couldn’t wrap any semblance of belief that ABC would let Monaco go, she’s the apple of Fronzie’s eye!

    Brenda is/was an established character!

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    sbfan – i’m with you i nearly went bonkers when i got home and read that!

    i think it could be for any brunette on canvas or brenda. but it certainly caused a ruckus here, wonder if tptb read DC – they do if they’re smart. have i mentioned lately this site rocks?

    stargyal – could you discuss what you like about cane and lily? i’m not a lily fand and was just curious

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    I hope the rumors are true that Kelly Monoco is gone. With her gone maybe the writers will be allowed to focus on telling a good story instead of coming up with ways to showcase an actress that is not the best on the show.

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    great newssssssss! hopefully she sticks around foreverrrrr :) i mean every interview she does, she never complains! she always says she looooves her job, she loves daytimeeee !

  8. Profile photo of timepass

    Allegedly an insider from wardrobe said that it was done on purpose to put you know who on the map and kemo knew about it.

    Not bad as strategy goes, a little desperate, but not bad!

    Rumor are still flying left and right and the truth will be known at the end only, it is the nature of the beast!

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    disillusioned GH fan

    If, on the off chance that TPTB have decided to replace Sarah Brown with someone else, TPTB need to know it’s not what the fans are asking of them! SJB is a great actress, but the character that was written for her and the plots she’s had to partake in have been awful and thats NOT her fault!

    I doubt it’ll be her though! I think it’s a character from the past who’s established, but not on canvas at the moment.

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    I’ve heard for a while that Vanessa Marcil and ABC were talking again, but nothing has come of it. Maybe it’s a scare tactic to get VM to agree to a contract. She always said that she’s open to coming on to GH as long as they never recast Brenda. She said if they ever we to recast, she’d never come back.

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    I hope the rumors are true because she does nothing for GH ratings. Kelly has held up many storylines when she was doing her peepshow and even the critics gave her bad reviews. I personally want her to go. I hope she does go on to bigger and better things. The character of Sam Mccall is useless, she is suppose to be this ride or die chick but she needs to be rescued by Jason everytime. She does not even have a GED, so how are we to believe she a PI license when she has a criminal record. Sam has yet to pay watching Jason’s son get kidnapped and saying nothing about it for days, plus she hired two men with guns to terrorize two innocent children and Liz for because Jason dumped her.

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    Just another ploy by GH to pimp out JaSam and to try and throw a bone to Liason fans…it all smells fishy.

    I just find it odd that such an established Magazine would run the article if it wasn’t planned.

    If it’s true, then I am sorry to see KeMo go, but I won’t buy any of this until KeMo talks (or tweets lol)

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    If they are moving on VM, I think thats a good sign for Jolivia. Maybe they decided that they dont see someone else for Sonny, so they want her back — gives them the option of exploring Jolivia.

    I really think SJB will be gone by the end of her contract. Due date is Jan. 14th I think, so that doesnt give them a lot of time left to plan really. Its sad that tptb dont realize we WANT to love SJB.

    As for Kelly, I hope now that this is settled, or at least for now, the haters can stop hating. TImepass I have no idea what you are insinuating and not sure I really want to. Clearly SBu and NLG are close to KeMo and I think its so cool that they took time to update us. I agree with GHLOVER, props to them. JaSam rules and yes, Sam has a GED.

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