General Hospital Favorites Celebrate Fan Club Weekend With Luncheon (PHOTOS)

Long time General Hospital favorites Ian Buchanan and Finola Hughes joined their fellow Port Charles residents and Executive Producer Frank Valentini at the General Hospital Fan Club Luncheon on July 27. The stars mixed with fans, signed autographs and answered questions. Check out more photos from the 2013 General Hospital Fan Club Luncheon after the jump!

GH’s Finola Hughes and Tristan Rogers Weigh in on The Great Holly/Robert/Anna/Duke Debate!

Duke (Ian Buchanan) or Robert (Tristan Rogers)? Robert or Duke? General Hospital fans have debated who sexy, super spy Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) loves best ad nauseum. In Soap Opera Digest's special tribute issue honoring the soap's 50th anniversary, Hughes gave her two cents on Anna's two gents. Said the soap star:

"I have a feeling that it probably is true what Anna said to Robert on Night Shift: 'I always thought we would end up together on a beach drinking mai tais.' I'd say to Ian, my friend, 'At the end of the day, we'll be sipping stewed peas at the SAG/AFTRA Pension Home, sitting next to each other in lawn chairs.' But I think that Anna feels that way about Robert [laughs]"  

Nathan Parsons on General Hospital Return: “If The Situation Is Right, I’d Absolutely Do It”

Is a return to General Hospital in the cards for Nathan Parsons? Don't hold your breath. TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan spoke with Parsons to discuss his role on ABC Family's Bunheads.

The actor revealed he was contacted about reprising the role of Ethan, Luke's (Anthony Geary) stray kid with Holly (Emma Samms), for GH's 50th anniversary. Parsons stated:
"They're actually talking about that and it would be so good to see everybody. They call every now and then and ask if I'd be interested in coming back for something longer. If the situation is right, I'd absolutely do it, but things have been pretty busy lately and pilot season is happening. So we'll see."

Daily Beast Reveals General Hospital’s Plans to Stay Alive

With the debut of Katie Couric's self-titled talk show fast approaching, it seems everyone is talking about the fate of General Hospital, including The Daily Beast. GH's new executive producer Frank Valentini  shared his plan to save ABC's lone soap ranger from Mickey Mouse's chopping block.
The audience needs to understand that it’s a very challenging market right now and the whole economic paradigm, if you will, of the daytime landscape has changed with Oprah leaving, the soaps going off the air, and the reality genre entering into daytime,” said Valentini, who was the executive producer of One Life to Live since 2003. “And the networks are in the business of making shows that are profitable and it’s my job to do the best I can to get the ratings up and make the show run efficiently. If we can do that, I think we’ve got a chance.

BREAKING NEWS: Emma Samms Checks Back Into General Hospital!

Let the games begin! TV Line is reporting British vamp Emma Samms is returning to General Hospital. According to the site, Samms' alter ego Holly Sutton, pops back into Port Charles to lend a hand to her son Ethan (Nathan Parsons) and those crazy Spencers taking down Helena (Constance Towers). This news comes on the heels of Samms' former onscreen partners Tristan Rogers and Finola Hughes returning to GH. Samms' airdate is slated for late Feb.

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“Tristan Weighs In”

Now that General Hospital has re-written history and given Luke Spencer another son, Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) is "weighing in" on the change.
GH has shown a photograph of Robert several times and emphatically stated on several occasions that Robert could be Ethan's father. Holly has even said Robert was the father. What has been your contact with TPTB regarding this story and Robert possibly having a son by Holly?

It’s no great secret that TPTB don’t consult me much these days when it comes to story. However, it was said to me that in the beginning this WAS Robert’s child with Holly, and that was how it would be presented. If that had happened, there would be “no harm no foul”. But, of course, it didn’t and from here it will be interesting to see it all play out. The vagueness of the story has somewhat amused me. There are no real specifics here. Holly says one thing then another. Luke wants to be the father but he’s rather challenged when it comes to parenting skills. I mean, it’s a hard sell when it comes to being an engaging story.