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Grab The Tissues, It's The 10 Most Memorable TV Weddings Ever

June 13th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Grab The Tissues, It's The 10 Most Memorable TV Weddings Ever
From "GH's" Luke and Laura to "Game of Thrones'" Red Wedding, television fans love a good wedding ceremony! If the ceremony goes a bit awry, all the better! Weddings are a good way for the entire cast to unite (or reunite as the case may be) for one last time as in a series finale, or a way to push forward the story (as in the case of "Game of Thrones") a way that is unexpected. Grab the tissues, sit back and remember the 10 best weddings in TV history!

1. Luke and Laura, "General Hospital"

On November 16, 1981, as estimated 30 million guests tuned in to watch the most iconic TV weddi...
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Live Fan Chat With 'General Hospital's' Kelly Thiebaud

April 3rd, 2013 1:33pm EDT
Live Fan Chat with 'General Hosptital's' Kelly Thiebaud
It is my pleasure to share I will be chatting live today at 5pm PT with Kelly Thiebaud! Kelly, or better known as Dr. Britt Westbourne on General Hospital, is one of GH’s newest hires.  She plays the student nurse who is known for causing heartbreaks. The ABC soap opera is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary!

Join us for the live chat right here: 
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'General Hospital' Star Kelly Thiebaud On The Rise

April 2nd, 2013 12:40pm EDT
Kelly Thiebaud
Kelly Thiebaud has kept General Hospital fans wondering what she'll do next as the prickly Dr. Britt Westbourne. As GH celebrates its 50th anniversary this season, BFTV took the opportunity to get to know the actress behind the blackmailing doctor, and unsurprisingly, she's much more amenable than her alter ego.

"Playing Britt has just been a good time. Something you can't do as an actor is judge your character, but it's very easy to do that. At times I'd catch myself [saying] 'I can't understand why Patrick would want to be with me! I'm a horrible person!' But she's so fun," Kelly said wi...
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'General Hospital' Wins Big At 39th Annual Daytime Emmys (See Full List Of Winners & Red Carpet Pics)

June 24th, 2012 3:26pm EDT
Daytime Emmys
General Hospital was the big winner at Saturday's Daytime Emmy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The long-running soap opera pulled in awards for Outstanding Drama Series, Directing, Supporting Actor (Jonathan Jackson) and Supporting Actress (Nancy Lee Grahn).

It was also a big night for Spencers - as Anthony Geary, who plays Luke Spencer on ABC's General Hostpital, won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama; while Heather Tom, who portrays Katie Logan Spencer on NBC's The Bold And The Beautiful, took the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama.

Li...
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'General Hospital' Leads 2012 Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

May 9th, 2012 3:13pm EDT
General Hospital
Soap opera General Hospital has been tipped for glory at the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards after scooping a whopping 23 nominations.

The long-running medical drama, which is up for the highly-coveted Outstanding Drama Series trophy, also landed nods in the best lead actor and actress categories for Maurice Bernard, Anthony Geary and Laura Wright.

Tying for second place were children's show Sesame Street and TV soap The Young and the Restless, which received 16 nominations a piece, while Days of Our Lives is up for 15.

Also receiving mentions were All My Children, One Life to Live, The Bold...
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'Supernatural' (7.16) Recap: Bad Moon Arising Indeed

March 17th, 2012 8:30am EDT
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I can count the unwatchable episodes of “Supernatural” on one hand—“Bugs,” “Ghostfacers,” and “Red Sky At Morning” immediately come to mind. I will have to add this week’s installment, “Out With the Old,” to that extremely short list. To be fair, it has distinct displeasure of being the first episode after a three-week long hellatus, it also followed the stellar, instant classic of “Repo Man,” so I admit the expectations were great, but sadly, the episode failed more than succeeded.

There has been a lot of press about this upcoming episode, because it was begins the culmination of cruci...
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Season 14 Cast Of 'Dancing With The Stars' Revealed

February 28th, 2012 11:00am EST
Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Cast
The new celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars has been released on Good Morning America, and we have the full list right here. The cast ranges from actresses to football players to musicians.

Jack Wagner is a soap opera star most known for his roles on General Hospital and Melrose Place. His pro partner is Anna Trebunskaya.

Melissa Gilbert is known for her child acting role on Little House on the Prairie, which she started when she was nine. Maksim Chmerkovskiy is her pro partner.

Donald Driver is wide receiver for the 2010 Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers, who drafted him in 19...
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Pop Culture Thanksgiving: 10 Reasons To Give Thanks

November 17th, 2011 1:00pm EST
beyonce
Thanksgiving is a time to reunite with families and be grateful for the good fortune and of course, maul your fellow man for a ridiculous deal on a plasma television. As a lover of pop culture, I’d like to look back on the gems of entertainment that I’m thankful for from 2011.

Beyonce’s Pregnancy

Just when we thought singer Beyonce couldn't be any fiercer, she wordlessly and fabulously revealed her pregnancy at the 2011 Video Music Awards. Since the announcement and the bizarre rumors surrounding the validity of her bump, Beyonce continues to push the fashion envelope and has establi...
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Jonathan Jackson Quits 'General Hospital'

November 8th, 2011 8:56am EST
Jonathan Jackson
Four-time Emmy Award-winner Jonathan Jackson has quit beloved soap General Hospital.

The actor, who plays Lucky Spencer in the series will shoot his final scenes next week, according to TV Guide magazine.

In recent months the actor's character has lost a child and fought an addiction to drugs. The publication reports Jackson will make his final appearances on the show in late December.

The actor has spent much of his life on the program, making his debut in 1993 when he was 10.

He is married to former General Hospital castmate Lisa Vultaggio.
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Wishes Of A Television-aholic: 'Glee'

August 12th, 2011 9:58am EDT
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Believe it or not, this television-aholic actually scoffed at the early promos of what would come to be FOX’s mega-hit, “Glee.” The show looked silly and childish, and I thought it would be cancelled before the fourth episode. My initial assumptions were glaringly and wonderfully wrong. “Glee” is the television equivalent of cotton candy—brightly colored, lighthearted and achingly sweet. It makes me feel inspired and happy while most of my favorite shows make me want to curl up in the fetal position and ugly-cry.

Unfortunately, the last season was a little more sour than sweet thanks t...
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James Franco & Drag Artist To Release Album Together

June 8th, 2011 9:47am EDT
James Franco
Movie star, Oscar host, filmmaker and scholar James Franco is now launching a music career.

The always-busy star has teamed up with drag artist Kalup Linzy to create new duo Kalup and Franco.

The odd couple became friends after the actor invited Linzy to perform on TV soap "General Hospital" during Franco's stint on the show.

The duo will release its first EP, "Turn It Up," next month, and Franco and Linzy plan to release videos featuring celebrity guests to accompany all their songs.
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James Franco Wants A Job At 'The Colbert Report'

April 7th, 2011 8:39am EDT
James Franco
James Franco has asked funnyman Stephen Colbert for a job on his hit late night comedy show.

The star, who most recently announced plans to become a professor at New York University in 2012, has set his sights on a new gig - working for "The Colbert Report."

Franco, who is a big fan of the program, offered up his talents and nominated himself for an art consultant position during an appearance on the show on Tuesday.

He says, "You rule. I want to work with you."

The funnyman liked the idea and pronounced him hired.

Representatives for Comedy Central, which produces "The Colbert Report,...
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John Stamos To Guest Star On 'SVU,' Not 'Two And A Half Men'

March 4th, 2011 10:33am EST
John Stamos
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will feature three star-studded episodes this spring with actor, producer and musician John Stamos, "Law & Order: Los Angeles" star Terrence Howard and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Lori Singer as guest stars.

Since production on "Two and a Half Men" shut down, rumors swirled that Stamos would replace Charlie Sheen on the hit CBS series.

Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and series alum Diane Neal will also return to make a guest appearance in the upcoming "SVU" episodes.

Stamos will appear in the episode titled, "Bang," as an...
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Brianna Brown: Busy And Loving It

February 8th, 2011 9:10pm EST
Brianna Brown
Brianna Brown is good at keeping herself busy – sometimes in spite of herself.

The energetic actress, a Twin Cities native who landed in Hollywood over a decade ago, is currently enjoying the success of her most recent role, Dr. Lisa Niles on ABC’s ‘General Hospital.’ She took over the part early last year in what she calls a ‘Fatal Attraction’ storyline. Her arc piqued so much interest it helped the storyline to be named Soap Opera Digest’s best of 2010.

In a phone interview, the witty Brown fondly describes Lisa as “just really manipulative.” It’s a departure from her earlier roles...
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Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's Divorce Finalized

February 1st, 2011 11:46am EST
Eva Longoria Parker and Tony Parker | Photo Credits: Mathew Imag
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's divorce has been finalized, her rep tells TVGuide.com.

Further details were not provided, but according to TMZ, the union was dissolved Friday in ...

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Robert Wagner To Play Charlie In 'Charlie's Angels' Series

January 21st, 2011 9:45am EST
Robert Wagner
TV veteran Robert Wagner will replace the late John Forsythe as the voice of Charlie in a planned Charlie's Angels small screen remake.

Ironically, the Hart To Hart star owns 50 percent of the original Angels series.

Drew Barrymore, who took the franchise to the big screen, will produce the new series. Casting is currently underway, but U.S. soap star Annie Ilonzeh is reportedly leading the race to land an angelic role.

The actress, who plays Maya Ward in General Hospital, is billed to play a martial arts expert.

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Celebrity Comebacks Of 2010

December 14th, 2010 5:15pm EST
Conan O
2010 had a handful of spectacular celebrity comebacks. Few can forget when Betty White stole the national scene on the night of the Super Bowl and did not let go until she was hosting Saturday Night Live for Mother's Day. Here are some of the hottest celebrity comebacks of 2010.

Conan O'Brien: The year started off with a bang. Conan O'Brien was asked to move back to his original late-night time of 12:05 after 7 months hosting the Tonight Show. He said no, and was fired by NBC. Some people blamed Jay Leno, others blamed NBC. Either way, Conan was out and wasn't allowed to be on TV until Nov...
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You Won't Believe What Turns On James Franco

December 10th, 2010 8:31am EST
James Franco
You might not want to go to a pet store with James Franco because he has a bizarre confession. He explained, "Sometimes rabbits, like, turn me on. I don't know why."

The actor signed on to reprise his role on soap opera "General Hospital" next year.

The star made a huge departure from his usual movie projects when he accepted a role on the daytime show in 2009 as a serial killer artist named Franco.

James stars in the upcoming film "Rise of the Apes" about a group of American scientists whose genetic experiments lead to an uprising by a race of intelligent apes that they helped create. H...
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James Franco Returning To 'General Hospital'

December 9th, 2010 10:16pm EST
James Franco
Hollywood star James Franco is returning to the small screen - he's signed on to reprise his role on soap opera General Hospital next year.

The Spider-Man star made a huge departure from his usual movie projects when he accepted a role on the daytime show in 2009 as a serial killer artist named Franco.

He returned to the long-running soap earlier this year to revive his character for more episodes.

And now he's signed on to appear in two more segments of the soap opera, which will air on February 25 and 28.

General Hospital's executive producer Jill Farren Phelps tells TV Guide the two ...
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Kelly Monaco Was 'Devastated' After Break-Up

July 21st, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Kelly Monaco
Actress Kelly Monaco is still struggling to come to terms with the "devastating" end of her 18-year romance with her high school sweetheart - comparing the love loss to "giving a child up for adoption."

Monaco and her longtime love Michael Gonzalez broke up last year, leaving the General Hospital star single for the first time since she was 15.

Now 34, Monaco has opened up about her relationship woes, admitting she's having a hard time moving on.

She says, "I was with him for 18 years. It was devastating. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about it... I feel like you ca...
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Sean Young To Star On 'The Young And The Restless'

April 27th, 2010 11:03am EDT
Sean Young
Blade Runner star Sean Young is making the transition to daytime TV - she's landed a role on soap opera The Young And The Restless.

The actress is set to follow in the footsteps of James Franco, who joined General Hospital last year, and Julianne Moore who recently returned to As the World Turns for a guest appearance 12 years after she quit the show. Young's story arc, which begins filming next month, will reunite her with actor Eric Braeden, her co-star in 2007 Civil War drama The Man Who Came Back.

And Young admits she's excited about her upcoming soap debut, telling People.com, "Get...
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Balding Finola Hughes Becomes Hairloss Treatment Spokesperson

April 27th, 2010 8:29am EDT
Finola Hughes
Finola Hughes has become a spokesmodel for a leading hairloss prevention company after turning to the experts when her locks started falling out in clumps when she became a mum.

The English-born "General Hospital" star was left devastated when she started going bald and admits there seemed to be no other alternative than to turn to wigs.

She says, "Either the stress or the hormones had a huge effect on my hair and it started to come out in clumps and I lost a lot of the front volume of it. I didn't know what to do... all you can do is put a little Band Aid on it... There wasn't anything o...
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Julianne Moore To Return To 'As The World Turns'

March 2nd, 2010 9:13am EST
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore is to become the latest movie star to appear in a daytime TV soap after accepting a new role in As The World Turns. The A Single Man star will return to the show which helped launch her acting career. EW.com reports suggest Moore will film her role this week.

The actress won a Daytime Emmy Award for her double role as half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes in 1988.

Recently, James Franco turned his back on the movies for a little TV soap when he joined the cast of General Hospital.

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Slideshow: 'General Hospital' Hotties

August 29th, 2008 2:03pm EDT
General Hospital
Elegant. Radiated. Striking. These are just some of the words to describe the following actors and actresses who have starred on the fashionable and stylish soap opera General Hospital.

Some of these "hotties" still star on "GH" and others have made brief appearances or cameos, but one thing's for sure they're all Hot, Hot, Hot.

Kelly Monaco

Character:Samantha 'Sam' McCall

Recent project: First-season champion on Dancing With the Stars

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Nikki Cox

Character:Gina Williams

Recent project:Stars on the T.V. Show Las Vegas

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Favorite Soap Opera Couples

August 20th, 2008 2:15pm EDT
All My Children
Viewers don't just follow romances in film and primetime, they watch every day to see what's going on between their favorite soap opera couples. Soap operas have some of the most die hard and loyal fan bases around.

We polled several die hard soap fans about their favorite couples in soaps. Luke & Laura, Greenlee & Leo and Jessica & Nash were just a few couples on the top of their favorites list. Here is a look at some of the favorite soap opera couples from the past and the present:

ALL MY CHILDREN

Erica & Jack

Susan Lucci has been playing Erica Kane, the most popular ...
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Celebrities Tout Soap Operas

August 11th, 2008 12:44pm EDT
All My Children
Daytime soaps are in again, according to "Sopranos" star Vincent Pastore, Spice Girl Mel B. and a host of other celebrities. ABC Daytime and SoapNet have been tapping celebrities to promote the daytime dramas. The shows "All My Children," "One Life To Live" and "General Hospital" are offered collectively five times a day on ABC and SoapNet.

In the new ads Pastore chimes in about the use of "mob power" on "General Hospital," country singer Billy Currington promotes the romances on the same series, Mel B talks about "All My Children's" frenemies, and champion free skier Kristi Leskinen...
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Spotlight On Australian Entertainers

July 21st, 2008 9:00am EDT
Russell Crowe
What is it about Aussies that Americans find so fascinating? Is it the cute accents? The laid-back attitudes? The "party animal" reputations? It could be a mix of all of these traits. It could also be because, although we speak the same language and our cultures have many similarities, many of us know very little about Australia. That strange yet familiar vibe makes those down under denizens appear exciting and mysterious - an irresistible combo!

Since Americans are also fascinated with celebrities, it's no surprise that so many awesome Aussie entertainers have found fame in the U.S. ...
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Sexiest Actors On Daytime Television

March 18th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Days Of Our Lives star James Scott
Millions of viewers tune in daily to watch the drama unfold on their favorite soap operas. It also doesn't hurt that many of the male soap stars are some of the sexiest people on television.

Primetime viewers can't seem to get enough of McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) or McSteamy (Eric Dane) on Grey's Anatomy, but they better watch out. These daytime stars will give you a run for your money:

Aiden Turner

Aiden Turner is best known for his role as Aidan Devane on ABC's "All My Children." Turner joined the cast in 2002 and left briefly in May 2004 due to a "family emergency." He retu...
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'Dancing with the Stars' Fantasy Cast

February 6th, 2008 9:52am EST
Rosie ODonnell
Do you ever watch "Dancing with the Stars" and find yourself wondering who is more famous - the star or the dancer? For every 90's teen drama star we also get a handful of models and singers who aren't so much "stars" as they are "available marginally talented individuals."

I guess part of the fun is realizing that the musical guests are generally more famous than the actual cast. This is why I've decided to create a dream cast list for "Dancing with the Stars." I tried to include a mix of "talent" just as the real show does, along with one or two obscure choices:

Tyra Banks

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'Pushing Daisies,' 'Damages,' Other Shows Nominated For Writers Guild Awards

December 13th, 2007 9:51am EST
Pusing Daisies
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) just announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, radio, news, and promotional writing during the 2007 season to be honored at the upcoming 2008 Writers Guild Awards - the WGA's 60th Anniversary award show - held on February 9, 2008, in Los Angeles and New York.

TELEVISION NOMINEES

DRAMATIC SERIES

Dexter, Showtime

Friday Night Lights, NBC

Mad Men, AMC

The Sopranos, HBO

The Wire, HBO

COMEDY SERIES

Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO

Entourage, HB...
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