General Hospital News And Spoilers: Kristen Alderson Opens Up About Bringing Back Starr Along With (Roger’s) Todd Manning

Daytime TV alum, Kristen Alderson has been an iconic part of the soap opera world since age six. In 1998, Alderson auditioned and took on the role of, Start Manning. That name become a household familiarity after she stole the hearts of her One Life To Live, audience.

After the cancellation of ABC’s OLTL, Kristen joined the cast of General Hospital, as her all familiar role, playing Starr Manning. Shortly after her character, along with Roger Howarth’s portrayal of Todd Manning, arrived in Port Charles de Llanview, the characters then has to be renamed due to lawsuits regarding the usage of character names. Alderson remained on General Hospital with a new identity, Kiki Jerome. She then left the soap opera in 2015.

General Hospital rumors have developed surrounding Roger Howarth’s character Franco Baldwin and his untimely death. Since General Hospital news confirmed that Howarth will in fact be returning to GH, fans have been coming up with theories for Howarth’s return and just “who” he will be when he returns. There has been talks surrounding Roger’s OG character from One Life To Live, and a possible revival of Todd Manning.

A major fan theory involving the return of Todd Manning could involve the return of Starr Manning as well. When asked about the possibility of returning to General Hospital, Anderson was quick to reply with a positive response. She said, “It would be a dream come true.” When reflecting on leaving GH back in 2015, she believes it was the best situation for her personal life at the time. She continued Bobby explaining, “I just learned a lot about who I am. But I would be really sad if someone said you could never play Starr Manning again because she is a part of me. So, if I had the chance to play her again it would just be the happiest thing.”

General Hospital news and spoilers have confirmed Roger will return to GH. However, his character, Franco Baldwin, seems to be undeniably dead. Franco’s death, along with GH news confirmation of Roger’s return has left GH fans open to theories for his comeback. It’s been rumored that Howarth will reprise his role on GH as Todd Manning, possibly leaving an open opportunity to reunite the Manning family.

What are fan thoughts on the return of Todd and Starr Manning? Feel free to share and discuss!

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“Why I Left General Hospital” Kristen Alderson’s Video Explanation to Fans

Last weekend, it came as a shock to us all that actress Kristen Alderson would be leaving her role as Kiki Jerome on General Hospital. Alderson has been with the ABC network since she was 6 years old, working on the now canceled daytime drama, One Life to Live.
In a report last week, General Hospital Blog relayed Kristen’s message to fans that she would be making a goodbye video, explaining the reasons behind her departure. In the mean time, real life boyfriend Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) sent out a tweet to Soap Opera Digest, informing the magazine, and fans, that this was entirely Kristen’s decision. The actress had not been let go from GH, but rather she decided to take her life into a new direction.
In her goodbye message, Alderson explains to fans that she has been with ABC soaps since she was 6 years old, she is now 23, and is ready to challenge herself in her career.
Check out her thoughtful, heartfelt video to her fans.
Here are some direct quotes from Kristen, be sure to check out the full goodbye video message below!
“It’s not because of the cast and crew, I can tell you that.”
“A spur of the moment kind of epiphany.”
“I never challenged myself to do other things.”
“I’m prepared for the worst, I’m prepared for any failures.”
“I love you guys so much. I always cared about you.”

Micki is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.

Kristen Alderson Tweets Why She Left General Hospital

This weekend, General Hospital fans learned some shocking casting news regarding one of our favorites. Long time soap star Kristen Alderson has left General Hospital. Kristen played the role of Starr Manning on ABC’s now canceled One Life to Live since she was 6 years old. After the show got the ax, Kristen Alderson, Roger Howarth (ex-Todd Manning OLTL, Franco GH), and Michael Easton, (ex-John McBain OLTL, Silas Clay GH) joined the cast of General Hospital. Their origianl OLTL characters moved from Llanview to Port Charles and were building a life for themselves in their new city. However, a legal dispute between Prospect Park and ABC forced the execs at GH to chance the names of their characters.

Kristen Alderson has been on GH as Kiki Jerome since 2013. Over the weekend, social media has gone wild with the news that Alderson is ending her run on General Hospital. Kiki and Michael Corinthos recently broke up on the show, but in real life, Anderson and Chad Duell are still very much a couple.

Last night, Kristen sent out a tweet to her fans with a semi-cryptic message regarding this story. She wants her fans to know that she will explain the entire situation as soon as she is able to make a video for her announcement. Alderson expressed that simply tweeting they hows and whys just wasn’t enough, and that she would like to take more time to explain things to her fans. Check out the tweet below.

 


Let us know what you think about Alderson’s departure on General Hospital. Will you miss the actress? The character? Should Kiki Jerome be recast?

Micki is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.

What’s REALLY Going on With Kiki and Michael?

After the exit of fan favorite Starr Manning, Kristen Alderson took on the role of Kiki Jerome. Her love interest is Morgan Corinthos which is a bit ironic since when she played Starr, she and Michael were a hot item. Fans nicknamed the popular duo MiStarr. Now, her role as the multi faceted Kiki is causing a buzz with the fan bases. Those who were die hard Starr fans still miss their sweet girl tremendously. Those open to change are embracing Kiki’s new attitude. One thing remains constant is that fans are still head over heals for Chad Duell and Kristen Alderson’s chemistry. Whether Alderson is Starr or Kiki, it’s obvious that fans want the actress paired with her real life sweetheart, Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos). There is just one thing… most people don’t take too well to “Kissing Cousins.”

Kiki, although dating Michael’s brother Morgan, cannot keep her mind off of Michael. There is intense chemistry. Call it forbidden fruit, or call it fantastic acting, the two really do seem to be able to steam up a scene just by thinking of one another.

Franco is back and we have been led to believe that Kiki is his long lost daughter Lauren, (Lauren Katherine Jerome). Which ultimately means that since Franco and Jason are twins, Kiki and Michael would be first cousins. We also know that the Jerome family was a mob family in Port Charles back in the day. Ava, Kiki’s mom, comes off as a very sleek, sly, and manipulative woman. There are a lot of “what ifs” in this story. What if Heather Webber lied and Jason and Franco were never twins? What if the sneaky and manipulative Ava is lying about something? That being said, it wouldn’t be too far fetched to believe that Kiki isn’t Franco’s daughter at all. If that is the case, then eventually, when Michael and Kiki find out they are not really related, although Morgan is still in the middle, they would be able to be together.

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Micki is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.

The Return of the OLTL Trio to GH!

It’s almost that time everyone! On May 10th, 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominee, Kristen Alderson, along with Roger Howarth, and Michael Easton will return to General Hospital under new identities. Are you excited to see how the writers are going to rise to this challenge? I am happy to see these three back on GH and look forward to watching their stories unfold.

Micki is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.

40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: General Hospital Nominations

General Hospital has been nominated for 19 Daytime Emmy Awards this year! Congratulations to the cast and crew for an amazing year and a job well done!

Good luck!

Outstanding Lead Actor
  • Jason Thompson (Dr. Patrick Drake)

Outstanding Supporting Actress
  • Julie Marie Berman (Lulu Spencer)

Outstanding Supporting Actor

Outstanding Younger Actress
  • Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning)
  • Lindsey Morgan (Kristina Davis Corinthos)
General Hospital has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series along with these categories:
  • Art Direction
  • Casting
  • Costume Design
  • Directing Team
  • Writing Team
  • Lighting Direction
  • Sound Mixing
  • Makeup
  • Multiple Camera Editing
  • Music Direction and Composition
  • Original Song for Drama “Just Like That’
  • Technical Direction
  • Stunt Coordination
Congratulations and Best of Luck to General Hospital!

 

 

 

Micki is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.

Real Life Soap Opera Drama: Prospect Park Files Lawsuit with ABC

There has been an ongoing battle between the production company that is re-launching the online soaps All My Children and One Life to Live with ABC. News reports today stated that Prospect Park is suing ABC for 25 million dollars over the licensing agreement they had with ABC regarding the actors and character names from All My Children and One Life to Live. The main issues were heated in previous months regarding the status of the three OLTL characters General Hospital “borrowed” from Prospect Park. After the announcement last week that Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr Manning), Michael Easton (ex-John McBain/Caleb Morley/Stephen Clay), and Roger Howarth (ex-Todd Manning) would be returning to GH May 10th 2013, most likely as new characters, the situation went up in flames. Prospect Park claims that the agreement stated that ABC could borrow seven OLTL characters for General Hospital to keep them employed and appear sparingly on GH.

Prospect Park has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against ABC, complaining that they have broken the licensing agreement and have been trying to sabotage the production process for the AMC and OLTL online series. Prospect Park claims that “in the ultimate act of bad faith, ABC inexplicably killed off two OLTL characters on loan to GH by having their car forced off a cliff. ABC effectively killed off another major OLTL character, who was not licensed to ABC, revealing that this long standing OLTL character is in fact another character (alter ego) on GH.”

Prospect Park accuses an ABC executive of openly wishing All My Children and One Life to Live’s relaunch to fail.

The process of the lawsuit and Prospect Park’s request to go to trial with have no baring on the launch date for these two online soaps. They remain to launch next week, April 29th, 2013.

For more information on this issue, please visit www.deadline.com

 

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Kristen Alderson as GH’s Serena Baldwin

The latest rumor that has hit the GH grapevine involves Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr Manning OLTL and GH). Recently the actress was forced to leave General Hospital due to legal issues with Prospect Park and the rights to her character’s name, Starr Manning. Since the production and upcoming re-launch of One Life to Live, Prospect Park is not allowing General Hospital to use the Starr Manning character name.

ABC and General Hospital have decided they want Kristen Alderson to remain part of GH but are not allowed to keep her in the same role. Thus resulting in having to give the actress a new identity in the fictional town of Port Charles. Rumors suggest that Alderson will now be playing the role of Serena Baldwin, Scotty’s daughter. Serena was born to Scotty and his late wife Dominique in 1993. Lucy Coe was the surrogate during this time, as Dominique was dying from a brain tumor. This news is still in the rumor phase and has not been confirmed.

How do you feel about the character switch up? Comment and let us know!

 

Micki is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.

GH’s Kristen Alderson, Michael Easton, and Roger Howarth are Happy to Return to Port Charles!

After the April 11th announcement by ABC that the OLTL trio, Alderson, Easton, and Howarth will be returning to GH on may 10th, 2013, the actors were able to express their feelings towards the decision. Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton used social media to reach out to their fans. Alderson sent out a tweet expressing her excitement and Easton wrote on his Facebook page, “SEE YOU AGAIN IN MAY… with love and thanks.”

The three actors will be entering General Hospital in brand new roles. I am very excited and interested to see that wonderful work of Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati with this huge challenge.

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Micki is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.