15 Soap Opera Moms Who Didn’t Deserve Anything For Mother’s Day


No. 15: Dr. Liesl Obrecht, General Hospital


With a mother like Dr. Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) on General Hospital, can Dr. Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) really be blamed for turning out so screwed up? Dr. Obrecht loves only one person more than herself — Faison (Anders Hove), whom she frets over not providing with a son.

The nutty, international criminal-turned-hospital chief of staff did manage to give someone a male heir. We wonder if Detective Nathan West (Ryan Paevey) knows what he's in for, having a mutter like Obrecht? 

— Luke Kerr

The Paley Center to Celebrate #GH50 This Friday!


The Paley Center for Media is hosting General Hospital: Celebrating 50 Years and Looking Forward this Friday, April 12. The panel hosted by TV Guide Magazine’s William Keck, will feature GH head writer Ron Carlivati and executive producer Frank Valentini along side actors, Maurice BenardJane Elliot, Genie Francis, Anthony Geary, Finola Hughes, Kimberly McCullough, Kelly Monaco, Kirsten Storms, Jason Thompson, Kristina Wagner, Laura Wright, and Jackie Zeman


Kristina Wagner Reveals How GH Girlfriends And ‘The Good Wife’ Got Her Through Jack Wagner’s Return


General Hospital's Kristina Wagner has been open about initially being uneasy about reuniting onscreen with real and reel life ex-husband Jack Wagner. In the March 25 issue of Soap Opera Digest, the actress shared how good, on set galpals—and the CBS primetime soap The Good Wife—helped her get through Frisco and Felicia reconnecting in Port Charles. Said Wagner:

"I don't think it would have happened had it not been for the love and support I've gotten from fellow castmates, especially women," she declares. "I have learned through this whole life here in Hollywood and on General Hospital, how to ask for help. If you need help, ask for it! And you gotta make sure you ask the right people. And in my case, on the set, just with regards to stuff at General Hospital, I ask the women who are my age. These women who have come back have been very loving and supportive and I think they mean the best. So I'm feeling grateful for all of these women who talk to me when I need to talk about it, Lynn [Herring, Lucy] and Finola [Hughes, Anna], all of them. Anybody who is my age [laughs]. Nothing against the younger generation; I love them dearly!"