James Franco

Regan Reax: Tyler Christopher's Ouster From General Hospital


When the news broke that Tyler Christopher was handed his pink slip at General Hospital, my immediate reaction was not one of shock. Once confirmed and the dust settled, I thought about what it all really meant for GH and the canvas surrounding Christopher’s character Nikolas Cassadine. Of course my second thought was that our own Luke Kerr was crying over one of the last Cassadines left leaving Port Charles. Is that the problem? Nikolas being our only real connection to the iconic Cassadines? With no story for the Cassadine family, is there a reason to keep the main connection to them?

I know, I know, he’s Laura Spencer’s (Genie Francis) son and what I’m about to say next may shock some of you. Should GH hold onto a character that is seemingly going nowhere based on a hope that IF Francis and ABC were to strike a deal, the onscreen mother and son could share a handful of scenes? Shocking, coming from me, who values the connections to characters' pasts, but it’s not Nikolas’ familial ties that I am struggling with. It’s the obvious lack of direction for this character and the Cassadines that seems to be plaguing the writer’s table. Yes, we still have Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and her girls, but the longing that Sam (Kelly Monaco) fans have had for her to explore her Cassadine roots have fallen on deaf ears. 
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Mini Ratings Rave: General Hospital TIES Young and Restless Among Women 18-49!!



While I'm sitting here chewing on my nails, waiting for Toups to post the full ratings for the week of Feb. 21 over at Soap Opera Network, I'll have to settle for an ABC press release for now. According to the Mouse House, General Hospital was the No. 1 program among women 18-49 for the week, tied with CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless at 1.3 in the most coveted demo. This was the first time GH was at the top of W18-49 since Oct. of 2008.  Well, it took long enough, but it looks like the return of Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda) and/or the stunt casting of the worst Academy Awards host in history aka James Franco (Franco) finally paid off! For ABC's press release in full keep reading after the jump. READ MORE

GH's Bob Guza Dishes Franco's Return and Sonny/Brenda's Wedding


 
Seems like Franco (James Franco) is also targeting mobster Sonny (Maurice Benard) and supermodel/philanthropist Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo)'s upcoming wedding. General Hospital head writer, Bob Guza, dished to TV Guide's Michael Logan the crazy serial killer and sometimes artist will make waves for Port Charles' "it" couple. Guza stated:
You'll know his character is somehow associated with what happens at the wedding, but just how he's connected won't be immediately revealed.

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James Franco Heads to Broadway Opposite Nicole Kidman

Add starring on Broadway to the growing list of things General Hospital guest star James Franco is set to accomplish. Deadline is reporting the actor will make his debut on The Great White Way with Nicole Kidman in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth next fall. Franco will assume the role of Chance Wayne, boy toy to aging movie star Alexandra Del Lago (played by Kidman).

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James Franco's Dream Gig: To Host Daytime Emmys?


 
Forget Broadway, thespian James Franco would love to host the 38th Annual Daytime Emmys.  The General Hospital guest star told The Hollywood Reporter:
"Maybe next, I’ll get to host the daytime Emmys," he said. "Hey, if they ask me, I might do it. I would love that."
 

Hey, if it brings in viewers, I can dig it!

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James Franco And Family Send Christmas Shoutout


 
James Franco's grandmother has something to say to folks who are scared while watching her grandson's latest movie, 127 Hours. The General Hospital guest-star sat down with his Nana to discuss the film and gives a special Christmas greeting. Viewer discretion is advised, watch the clip after the jump!
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