Lisa LoCicero

General Hospital Spoilers!

Here’s the Scoop! 07.02.09

Everyone ready for the holiday weekend? I am! Today will be Q&A Day, so ask away. I’ll answer what I can.

The question I’m getting the most… well the question I’ve been getting for a while now is the status of Steve Burton’s contract. Trust me, when we know, you’ll know and so far, I’ve got nothing more than GOSSIP and SPECULATION. Some say he’s still working out the kinks, others say he’s already signed. COULD Steve leave GH behind? I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if he did.

CRAZY RUMOR of the DAY… Is Mercedes involved in the murder mystery? Is she the killer?

Derk Cheetwood tweeted this today: sitting in my Dressing Room figuring out how I'm not going to laugh during my scences with Bradford & Carolynn,wish me luck!

More tweets? Sebastian Roche revealed on his twitter that he’ll be working with Kelly Monaco. RUMORS say it’ll be about Alexis and the trouble she’s in. Another CRAZY RUMOR has Alexis and Jerry hitting the sheets. I thought she was done with maniacal men? Will Kristina have something to say? READ MORE

Lisa LoCicero Signs GH Contract

JoLivia fans rejoice, Lisa LoCicero has signed a contract with General Hospital, according to Soaps In Depth on Twitter.

Woo-hoo! Just got confirmation that Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) signed a contract at GH!

This bit of good news comes on the day that GH fans found out As the World Turns has cast Stuart Damon.

GH: JoLiva, Nikolas and Rebecca Get It On (Images)

Summer is a sizzling and so is General Hospital, or at least that is what they are hoping we think. On today's episode Johnny and Olivia were getting it on when Sonny called, providing one of the episode's more humorous moments. Meanwhile, Nikolas and NotEmily were doing it like they were on True Blood, not living in Port Charles. Is this love in the afternoon? More images of JoLivia, Nikolas and NotEmily after the jump. READ MORE

As The World Turns' New Opening; Jill Farren Phelps Take Note

Dear Ms. Phelps,

I present to you the new opening for As the World Turns that debuted on Monday, June 23rd. ATWT's executive producer Chris Goutman might not be producing the best show (an understatement), but he does know how to update his show's opening credits every year or two. Not all of ATWT's openings have been great, but they represent an attempt to keep current.

Now I know what you might be saying, something along the lines of "We have the daytime equivalent of the budget of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and can do much bigger, better and flashier than that! And we can include the cast, too! Hell, our credits run for 11 minutes, not 9 seconds!"

Ms. Phelps, it goes without saying that of course you do and of course you can (and of course it does), which is the point. If anything you certaintly have the flashier part right: GH's current opening has more epilepsy inducing lens flares than J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. READ MORE

More Random Thoughts About Five Soaps

My absence from Daytime Confidential lately has not been due to the usual business of family and work taking up a lot of my time, but rather a certain lack energy to post about practically any of the daytime serials that clog up my DVR from day to day. This is neither a positive nor a negative thing because there are frequent periods throughout the year when shows kind of coast along and do their their thing, usually between sweeps.

At these times, there is little for the viewer — if that viewer is me — to get all worked up about this plot twist, that character's action, some couple or another or even a whole show's direction. Normally, this state of affairs hits one or two shows at a time. Every once in a while like the last couple of weeks, the stars align and all the serials get caught in the same momentum of drift. All that is required of us is to watch and see where it all goes.

In that spirit, my brain plays a little game of soap opera hopscotch, taking in odds and ends big and small. There is no great elaboration on anything here, just a quick rundown of things I like and not like so much. Your mileage may vary... READ MORE

General Hospital's Johnny and Olivia Sleep Together

General Hospital's Johnny (Brandon Barash) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) had sex and Sonny's discovered their secret. I'm not sure what I think of this hookup. I was never a big fan of Johnny and Lulu, but I like Johnny and Maxie and much as I like Spinelli and Maxie. On the other hand I always thought that if - by some storyline twist - it turned out Johnny and Claudia weren't siblings they would burn up the sheets and screen as a couple.

Who would you like to see Johnny with?