JA Control Panle

Soap opera community photos scoops news buzz and celebrities

  • increase font size
  • Default font size
  • decrease font size
Facebook Twitter YouTube RSS
Home Features Top of the Week Heads Roll at General Hospital

Heads Roll at General Hospital

E-mail Print PDF
User Rating: / 0
GH axes several mainstays & Help interview Josh Duhamel


Soapdom's Linda Marshall-SmithGet acquainted with Soapdom.com and our Inside the Bubble features at New to Soapdom. Those who were registered before are registered at Soapdom.com but some privileges may have changed. Check what FREE registration means at Soapdom.com in the New to Soapdom section.It's our pleasure to take you way, way down inside the bubble at Soapdom.com. Where soap operas rule!

What do YOU think?  Share your thoughts in the "Criticize the Critic" forum  on the Soapdom.com Message Boards or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Not Quite Top of the Week!

Dear Suds Buds:

Well, here it is Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles and I am still reeling about all the news of heads rolling on a number of shows. 


On As the World Turns, Soap Opera Weekly reported last week that Cady McClain (Rosanna) was being let go due to budget cuts and the fact that she never signed a contract made her an easy victim.


Over at General Hospital, we’ve heard not one, not two, not three, but news of four actors walking the plank. One by choice (Chad Brannon, Zander, who is interested in pursuing other ventures), but the other three, John Ingle (Edward), Kin Shriner (Scotty) – two veteran mainstays of the show, and Lane Davies (Cameron) who is still unconfirmed as leaving – were reportedly given their walking papers by the show.


However, in the case of ATWT and Cady McClain, I wouldn’t hold my breath that reports of her leaving are gospel.  We are still awaiting formal confirmation from the production company, but we have a feeling that she may be off for a while, but will return.  Rumors of her going back to All My Children are just that. Only rumors. At least, that’s what our sources are reporting at this point.


On General Hospital, first they put Anna Lee (Lila) on recurring status.  Now, they are giving John Ingle (Edward) his walking papers. (See his letter to fans here)  Could this mean the ultimate demise of the Quartermine family?  A source close to the show thinks that Leslie Charleson (Monica) and Stuart Damon (Alan) could likewise be on the chopping block.  It would make sense. Aside from Emily’s breast cancer storyline in which Monica played an integral role, when have we seen a major story for Alan and Monica?  In interviewing Stuart Damon last Spring, I couldn’t help but detect a hint of sarcasm in his tone as we discussed GH’s Emmy win for Outstanding Writing.  He was quick to note that they weren’t writing anything for him or Leslie. Time will tell!


Here is what GH is saying about the departures of Kin Shriner (Scott) and Chad Brannon (Zander):


“Kin Shriner has been an integral member of the ‘General Hospital’ cast for over 25 years and his work has been exemplary.  However, the storyline of Scott Baldwin will soon move in a direction that will take him away from Port Charles for the foreseeable future.  With the door always open for Kin and his character to return to the series, we wish him all the best with his career and all his upcoming endeavors.


"Chad Brannon has decided to leave the cast of ‘General Hospital’ and in the coming months, the storyline of Zander Smith will be written accordingly.  The entire cast and crew appreciate all his hard and dedicated work over the past 3 years and wish him all the best for his future… both personally and professionally.”


Speaking of ABC soaps – All My Children fans -- if you had the chance to ask ex Leo (Josh Duhamel) one question, what would you ask him?  Let me know on the AMC Message Boards at Soapdom.com.  I will have the opportunity to chat with Josh in early January as we participate in the press junket for his upcoming feature film, “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton” and will ask him your questions then.  


Got anything to get off your chest about your favorite show?  Let me know in the Criticize the Critic forum on the Soapdom.com message boards. 


Soapdom Special Offers for December! 

Along with clicking our sponsors advertisements and purchasing the items of interest they offer, your paid subscriptions help keep Soapdom in operation.  We need your continued support. 

Days Serial Stalker Poster

Member Tip:  Please select a favorite soap in your member profile.  If you are about to register or subscribe, just select your favorite soap during the registration/subscription process.  If you are already a registered or subscribed member, log in to Soapdom.  Then, look for the “Member Profile” tab on the left of the page, AFTER log in. (You will only see the Member Profile tab after you’ve logged in.)  Open Member Profile and click “edit profile settings.”  Select your favorite soap. 

In fact, everyone -- registered and subscribed members and new members alike -- should select a favorite soap in your member profile. If you are a fan of more than one soap, choose the one that you enjoy the most.  We will be offering more promotions for the various soaps, and if you tell us what your favorite soap is in your member profile, you will be notified about future show-specific promotions before anyone else! 

Coming SOON to Soapdom.com

  • The 4th Annual Soapdom Cybby Awards Winners.
  • Our exclusive interview with Jackie Zeman (Bobbie, GH) on her role as spokesperson for the AHA’s “Power of Love” campaign, her role on GH, her first encounter with nuLucky, Greg Vaughan, and saying good-bye to former Lucky, Jacob Young.
  • Our exclusive interview with Greg Vaughan, (nuLucky, GH).
  • Our exclusive interview with Northwest Afternoon’s Cindi Rinehart .
  • And more  -- so stay tuned!

Til the top of next week,

Linda Marshall-Smith
CEO, Soapdom, Inc.

What do YOU think?  Share your thoughts in the "Criticize the Critic" forum  on the Soapdom.com Message Boards or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Comments (0)add comment

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.



Linda Marshall-Smith (QueenRuler, Soapdom.com)
New to

Start here!

Past Blast

AMC’s Vincent Irizarry ~ An Intimate Chat
Soapdom's Favorite Most Devious Doctor Gets Candid

Check It Out

Melody Thomas  Scott,, Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless Snail Mail TPTB
Got a beef? Wanna praise? Looking for an acting gig? Reach out to the powers that be.
Celebrity Buzz and Gossip at Soapdom.com Celebrity Buzz & Gossip
Get your daily dose.
Soap Opera Baby Names
Name your baby after your favorite soap character. Get the scoop!
The Soapdom News
Join our newsletter list. Enter your details below.
Email *
First Name *
Last Name *
* Required Field
Powered by Benchmark Email

Soapdom on TwitterSoap Tweets
Follow Your Faves





Top Members

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events currently scheduled.


Members : 73522
Content : 18407
Web Links : 33
Content View Hits : 27164111