GH Recasts Kate Howard With Kelly Sullivan

It looks as if a new face will be filling the role of a familiar character on General Hospital. According to Soaps in Depth, Kelly Sullivan has signed with GH to portray Crimson Editor-in-Chief and former Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) lover Kate Howard. GH introduced the character, portrayed by Megan Ward, in 2007.

Unlike many of the various Brendabots GH had tried pairing Sonny with before Kate arrived in Port Charles, the Sonny and Kate pairing hit a chord with fans. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen much of Kate since GH put Ward on recurring in 2009. Reportedly, Sullivan’s Kate Howard will debut in early fall.

Megan Ward Books CSI: NY

We don’t see nearly enough Megan Ward’s Kate Howard on General Hospital these days, but Ward is keeping busy. The actress has landed a guest spot on CBS’ CSI: NY as Annie Cartland, a lawyer and leader of victim’s support group. In the episode her character represents a client the CSI team questions as part of a murder investigation. Ward’s CSI: NY episode airs Friday, February 18 so set your DVR!

In other news, fans can let their hair down with Ward at her fan event in Chicago at the Crimson Lounge on April 30. The event, from 4 PM to 7 PM, will include raffles, giveaways, appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets cost $95. For more information click here.

General Hospital’s Megan Ward to Guest on CSI

ABC Soaps In Depth is reporting General Hospital's Megan Ward will guest star in an upcoming episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Ward will play Lisa, the widow of a man who is murdered when he and another man were about to blow the whistle on a natural gas company poisioning the residents of a farm town. Ward's episode will air on Thursday at 9 pm EST.

General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations

Nice, new opening credits. I like that they have the actor's name as well as the character's name. I was surprised to see Jason Cook (Matt), since we so rarely see him. I was also surprised to see that Haley Pullos (Molly), Aaron Refvem (Morgan) and Megan Ward (Kate) were not in the opening.

Why does everyone think Dante will suddenly turn into Sonny, Junior? Tracy’s logic was that Ethan is exactly like Luke, despite not being raised by him, but Ethan was like that before he showed up in town. He didn’t suddenly turn into a Luke-clone the minute he met his father. Just because Dante now knows who his father is doesn’t mean he’ll stop being the decent, law abiding citizen that he’s always been and turn into a misogynistic Neanderthal douchebag!

General Hospital Spoilers!

Here’s the Scoop! 10.02.09

I dropped a few comments on things this AM. One being that Rachel Ames aka Audrey Webber is set to come out of retirement to help her granddaughter Elizabeth out of jam. Is the jam Helena created? Was that the big return? No, Audrey has been living off camera ever since Ames retired. It’s been RUMORED a few times that Audrey would be popping back into PC with some fans even campaigning for the character’s death. A little morbid IMO to campaign for a longtime character’s death but hey to each their own. An Audrey appearance, Jonathan Jackson’s return and an affair with her ex’s brother… looks like Elizabeth Webber is off the backburner. Thankfully she wasn’t there too long. I know, I know, my fan affiliation is showing but then again, I’ve never tried to hide it.

General Hospital Spoilers!

Here’s the Scoop! 07.01.09

Dominic/Dante… What’s in a name anyways? Apparently Dante wanted to protect his mother from his line of work and decided to change his name to Dominic. Protecting the innocent huh Dante? Well Olivia isn’t so innocent. She’s been keeping secrets from everyone about who Dante’s daddy is. How long will we have to wait this reveal out? Not sure but don’t expect for it to be out in the open just yet.

Claudia’s role in Dante’s story… Dominic wants Claudia to smooth things over with Sonny and get him on the inside. Will Sonny just give the man who held a gun on his boys and Carly a job? Really, what’s going to stop Sonny from killing Dominic on the spot? Obviously something does and it doesn’t appear to be the reveal that he’s actually Sonny’s son.

Kudos to Maurice Benard and Steve Burton… those scenes yesterday were the Sonny and Jason of old. So many emotions coming off them in waves. Is this a rare glimpse or a sign of what’s to come?

An Open Letter to Jill Farren Phelps

Dear Ms. Phelps,

I will keep this brief.

In the name of all that is holy, change the frakkin' opening credits to General Hospital!

I don't know which is worse on your part, the fact that it seemingly takes half a decade to add or subtract contract cast members or that ding dang ending shot of all "The Men of GH" — half of which aren't even on the show anymore.

How is that a show like Guiding Light, which you once produced and with 1/84th your GH budget, can manage to keep its opening credits updated to current storylines on a daily basis but GH, having laid out $3 million to upgrade its studio facilities to high definition, somehow can't get it together to find a way to digitially erase Justus Ward (last played by M'fundo Morrison), a character who has been dead since 2006?

General Hospital Spoilers!

Here’s the Scoop! 05.14.09

What’s a mom to do when her little man doesn’t want to live with her? What should she do when he rather move in with the father who has no paternal rights to him and a step-mother who is responsible for the boy’s one year coma? What’s a mom to do when the same son rather hang with his evil step-mother over his own mommy? What does Carly always do? She comes up with a plan and her plan is to move in with Sonny and company at Greystone. That can’t be good for her marriage.

Claudia is the Queen of botched hits. Sonny’s resulted in Michael getting shot, she couldn’t find anyone to kill her crazy daddy, got cold feet when she drugged Ric and the latest attempt on Jerry’s life was a big old mess. Remember her hired gun Fredo? The one who screwed up the car bomb? Well Claudia should know there is only one hitman in town and he finds Fredo who sings like a canary.