General Hospital Ball Buster Jane Elliot Talks 50th Anniversary!


What's going to happen at this year's Nurses Ball on General Hospital? Don't ask Jane Elliot. The scene stealer spoke with AccessHollywood.com to discuss ABC's lone soap's 50th anniversary and what fans can expect. Warning, La Elliot seriously doesn't have much spoiler tea, because Frank Valentini has scoopage on LOCK!
Access: How exciting is the birthday stuff, the storylines and the Nurses’ Ball? What can you tease about that?

Jane: I can’t because it’s so hush-hush. I mean, I know that there [are] probably a dozen surprises of people coming back and I don’t know what they are because Frank [Valentini, ‘GH’s’ executive producer] has coded everybody’s name… If you call the call line, it’s the code name that’s getting called, so you literally don’t know who that person is until you’re standing on stage acting with them. One of the things that I like most about [Frank] is he believes in surprising the audience, he believes in not tipping your hand beforehand because it doesn’t give you a reason to tune back in… Frank does not want people to know what’s going to happen. He wants people to be surprised and there are some fabulous surprises coming.

Jack Wagner Dishes General Hospital Return With Access Hollywood

The last time General Hospital viewers saw Frisco Jones (Jack Wagner) in Port Charles, the lovable WBS agent/singer was helping Felicia (Kristina Wagner) as their daughter Maxie (then played by Robyn Richards) battled Kawasaki syndrome. Eighteen years later, Wagner has returned home to the show that made him a household name. Access Hollywood was on the GH set to get the details on Frisco's return. Wagner revealed:

When I talked to Frank [Valentini], the [executive] producer, and we decided that Frisco would come back it’s like, ‘Is he coming back [with the] ‘out of the Turkish prison look,’ with a little gruffy beard and Harrison Ford in ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ or, is going to be more Michael Douglas ‘Wall Street’? So he said, ‘Let’s make it Turkish prison.’ So, I’ve cleaned up since I’ve been back.

Watch Wagner's interview below!

Access Hollywood Gets Three More Years


Celebrity and entertainment magazine show Access Hollywood has been picked up for three more years, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While this is good news, THR reveals cost cutting hasn’t slowed at the TV show.
The pay cuts, which sources said were announced to staff on Monday, range from 10 percent to 20 percent per employee. They follow layoffs a week ago, when 14 full and part-time staff were let go in a cost-cutting move.


 

Nancy O’Dell and Carson Kressley to Host The Mighty O’s Talk Show Host Competition”Your OWN Show”



Zap2it
is exclusively reporting former Access Hollywood reporter Nancy O'Dell and Queer Eye For The Straight Guy alum Carson Kressley have been tapped to host Your OWN Show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN cable channel. Kressley, who has appeared frequently on Winfrey's daytime talker—currently in its final season— recently appeared on the second season of ABC's True Beauty. According to Zap2it, the news will be officially announced on tonight's Entertainment Tonight.
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Anderson Cooper vs. Lohan Clan



Who knew having Anderson Cooper fill in for Regis Philbin on Live With Regis and Kelly with Kelly Ripa would or could turn into a full blown media slugfest?

Cooper, who regularily fills in for Philbin was visiting with Ripa about Ali Lohan's apiring "career" and made some comments about Ali and her mother Dina Lohan that could be considered less than complimentary by the Lohan clan. Never one to pass up the opportunity to talk to a celebrity mag, mamma lion Lohan fired back through Ok Magazine telling them that "People are just cruel! This is bad karma for him." To which Cooper responded on Anderson Cooper 360 (see above clip).
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Lisa Rinna Gets Physical For Access Hollywood

Former soap diva Lisa Rinna (Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place, Soap Talk) recently did a video blog for Access Hollywood telling her fans how she keeps her bodacious body in Dancing With The Stars-shape. Wouldn't it be great for the "real" Billie Reed to make a visit home to Salem on Days of Our Lives?