While lesser men might use any weapon at their disposal to take down an enemy, General Hospital's Johnny Zacchara (Brandon Barash) is a mobster with principles. Which would explain why Johnny hasn't used his knowledge of young Michael's(Drew Garrett) culpability in the death of his sister Claudia to stick it to Michael's pop, and Johnny's nemesis Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).
"Johnny sees Michael as an innocent victim in the whole thing, " said Barash in the pressroom at the recent ABC/SOAPnet Broadway Cares event in New York City. "I think when Johnny looks at Michael he sees what Johnny used to be and what Johnny could have been if he didn't kind of follow in his father's footsteps. He sees Michael kind of at that tipping point and doesn't him to go down, but wants him to start over. I think Johnny sort of feels like its his duty to not let Michael go there." READ MORE
My Performer of the Day has got to go to Constance Towers (Helena) again, although Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) was right up there (that’s right and I’ll get to her in a minute).
I love that Helena’s away for months, heck, years and yet knows the score on everyone in town. She knows how long Liz and Nik have been at it, knows that there’s been a rift between Lucky and Liz and knows that Luke will be happy for Lucky if it turns out this isn’t Lucky’s kid. She just knows.
Lucky: “We don’t know who’s baby this is.”
Helena: “Imagine, Liz and Nikolas, rutting like animals all over Windemere for many months. I don’t think the odds are in your favour.”
Helena to Lucky: “Your love has been dead for a long time.” READ MORE
Here’s the Scoop!
I’ve complained, J. Bernard has written an open letter or two, Luke has a clock that tells us how long it’s been since GH has had a new opening… FINALLY they’re updating the opening credits. I’m sure you’ve all seen the news and frankly, I wasn’t even going to mention it but really, how could I not? Congratulations Frons and JFP for pulling yourselves out of the embarrassment that is/was GH’s opening. It’s all in the name of celebrating the show’s 12,000th episode. I’m not sure if I should laugh or not as in the past GH has literally sucked at their celebrations (45th Anniversary anyone?). RUMOR has it we should look for references to 12,000 much like we would see the Emmy pop up in random places. February 23rd is the day peeps, keep an eye out. READ MORE
Check out Extra's look behind the love scenes at General Hospital! Brandon Barash (Johnny Z.), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dominic/Dante) even answer some fan questions in the clip. The boys are joined by co-star Lisa LoCicero (Olivia).
After the news of Greg Vaughan's departure from General Hospital hit the web, some of his now former castmates took to their Twitters.
Steve Burton: God bless Greg V and his family. Sucks! He will be missed.
Tyler Christopher: Everyone give GV your blessings please. He gave Lucky justice while he was there.
Derk Cheetwood: Our thoughts are with Greg V and family he will be missed by all.
Nancy Lee Grahn: Heartbroken about Greg. However, this is a guy who worked constantly before GH & will continue to do the same after GH. He is an amazing gentleman, a dedicated father, a committed and talented actor who is loved and adored by his cast. He will be fine!
Sarah Brown: I'm so sad & sorry to hear this. I know you're going to do great wherever you go. My love to you and your family always
Brandon Barash: deeply saddened by this news. Not gonna be the same w/o u next door. ur star will shine wherever it lands.
Lisa LoCicero: Greg, you'll do great wherever you go.. But I will miss your smiling face terribly READ MORE
Variations of white were popular on the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards red carpet. Outstanding Younger Actress winner Julie Marie Berman chose the color, as did The Young and the Restless' Michelle Stafford, Jeanne Cooper and Judith Chapman, General Hospital's Kelly Monaco and Lisa LoCicero, The Bold and the Beautiful's Alley Mills and Lesli Kay and All My Children's Chrishell Stause, who looked fantastic. Who do you think looks best and worst in white? View the other ladies attire HERE.