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James Franco Previews His 'Apes' and 'Oz' Prequels on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 1st 2011 2:10PM
Matt Lauer and James Franco discuss 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' on 'Today' James Franco's been busy lately. Between his work on 'General Hospital,' hosting the Oscars and his frequent talk show appearances, we sometimes forget that he's also a movie star. Franco took a break from his varied activities to talk to Matt Lauer Monday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) about two upcoming prequels in which he stars -- 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and 'Oz, The Great and Powerful.'

Lauer said when he saw the original 'Planet of the Apes' decades ago, he didn't sleep for three-and-a half years. He asked Franco how high the "freakout factor" is in the new installment. "Actually, it's not a freakout movie," said Franco, struggling to hit on the right description. Lauer suggested "thoughtful," which Franco thought was apt. "It's a little bit of a character piece with feeling," he said.

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Carolyn Hennesy 'Surprised' by Daytime Emmy Nomination

by Michael Maloney, posted May 12th 2010 2:45PM
Carolyn HennesyIt turns out moonlighting can pay off.

Carolyn Hennesy's
been juggling two gigs for the past year -- scene-stealing Barb on 'Cougar Town' and savvy, sexy defense lawyer Diane on 'General Hospital.' The latter has scored her a Daytime Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress.

"I still think it's all a dream," Hennesy told TV Squad this morning. "It's all surreal. It hasn't hit me yet. It simply hasn't!"

Hennesy made the list last year -- alas, it was a list of 'overlooked' deserving stars who weren't given a nod. This year, however, the actress' performing peers, who are members of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, got it right. "No one is more surprised than me," continues Hennesy, who gives credit for her nom to the 'GH' scribes who've created such a vibrant character.

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Soap Round-Up: Jack Suspects Emily on 'Young & Restless' ... and More

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 23rd 2010 7:00PM
Welcome to the Soap Round-Up, a weekly recap from all the soap action this past week. To make the column even more timely, check it out every Friday evening! Remember, we'll recap each and every soap, from 'All My Children' to 'The Young and the Restless,' so if you don't want to know what aired already, consider this a SPOILER ALERT. Oh, one last thing, please comment and join the conversation. We love hearing from you!


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Soap Round-Up - 'Days'' Sami and Rafe Fight Over EJ ... and More

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 17th 2010 10:02AM
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Hello, soap fans. Welcome back to our newest feature -- the TV Squad Soap Round-Up. Each week, come visit us for a quick recap of what happened the previous week on all the daytime dramas. Remember, though, we're talking about every soap, from 'All My Children' to 'The Young and the Restless,' so if you don't want to know what you missed, consider this your SPOILER ALERT. For this week, we've divided the shows by network, starting with NBC's 'Days of Our Lives.'

'Days of Our Lives'
Sami was convinced that EJ was being sincere about his new attitude, even though both Brady and Rafe warned her not to trust him. Unbeknownst to Sami, EJ was in cahoots with Stefano again. Stefano realized that EJ was still in love with Sami, and forced EJ to do his bidding or else he was going to tell Sami the truth about EJ's part in Sydney's kidnapping. Meanwhile, Nicole advised Chloe to fight for Daniel before Carly made a move on him. Hope and Carly were fighting again, and Adrienne saved Justin when he was attacked outside the bar. Melanie confided to Daniel that she was in love with two men at once.

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'General Hospital' News: Trouble for Patrick and Robin? Marriage for Johnny and Olivia?

by Michael Maloney, posted Apr 16th 2010 5:00PM
Brandon Barash and Jason ThompsonSoap fans that love country music will definitely want to check out Stagecoach in Indio, Calif. on April 24 and 25.

The music festival brings together eclectic versions of country music and your favorite ABC daytime actors, including 'General Hospital's' Brandon Barash (Johnny), Jason Thompson (Patrick), Steve Burton (Jason), Kelly Monaco (Sam); 'All My Children's' Bobbie Eakes; and 'One Life to Live's' Kassie DePaiva (Blair) and many others. (A complete list can be found at SOAPnet.com)

AOL TV got a jump on the game by quizzing Thompson and Barash about their Port Charles alter-egos. Read on to get the dish and click on Stagecoach to get info on attending the music fest

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Soap Round-Up - 'GH's' Kiefer Gets Run Over ... and More

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 10th 2010 11:15AM
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Greeting, soap fans. Welcome to the newest feature here at TV Squad, Soap Round-Up. Every Saturday, please join us as we recap what happened the previous week on all the daytime dramas. That means instead of shlepping to message boards and sites all over the Internet, you can find all the pertinent info right here. By the way, for any of you who are waiting for the weekend to watch the shows on SoapNet or off the DVR, beware of spoilers! We're doing our recaps with the idea that you want to know what happened and don't need to be surprised! Okay? Okay!

So, before we make the jump and get into every soap, from 'All My Children' to 'The Young and the Restless,' remember the SPOILER ALERT. Oh, one last thing, please comment and join the conversation. We love hearing from you!

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'General Hospital' Recasts Sonny's Son Again

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 24th 2010 11:04AM
drew_garrett_abc_general_hospitalLess than a year ago, 'General Hospital' made a big move by aging the character of Michael Corinthos, III. Young Dylan Cash, who had played the role for six years, literally growing up before our eyes, was deemed too young for the mature story the writers had in mind for Sonny's son. It was a rough transition for fans, but since Michael was in a vegetative state and bed-ridden for months and months, when he finally awoke and the actor playing Michael was Drew Garrett, we accepted him.

However, in a surprisingly move, 'General Hospital' has replaced Drew Garrett with Chad Duell. No reason given, just a general statement wishing Garrett well in his future endeavors. The pink slip came as a shock to Garrett who claims he was blindsided by the dismissal. And just a month ago he was on the pre-Emmy nomination list for award consideration.

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Soaps' Most Famous Dual Roles: Heche, Moore, Canary and More

by Michael Maloney, posted Mar 18th 2010 5:00PM
Julianne Moore's return to her role as Frannie Hughes on 'As The World Turns' and the upcoming retirement of David Canary from his part as Adam Chandler on 'All My Children' got us thinking: some of the best performances on daytime television have come from actors who've played dual roles!

Here's a look back at ten stars that have done double-duty (and sometimes more) in TV's most demanding genre.

Anne Heche, 'Another World'
Played:
Marley Love. The sheltered sister of Donna and Peter Love, Marley had traditional teen woes before discovering her family tree had a case of root rot -- Marley was, in reality, Donna's daughter.

Check out the rest after the jump.

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Carolyn Hennesy of 'Cougar Town' and 'General Hospital' Is On The Prowl

by Michael Maloney, posted Mar 3rd 2010 2:00PM
Carolyn HennesyWhat do the breakout characters of sexy real estate agent Barb on 'Cougar Town' and savvy lawyer Diane on 'General Hospital' have in common? Both are played with deft timing and comedic perfection by actress Carolyn Hennesy.

By day, Diane is one of the few (if not only) people in Port Charles who gets to tell mobster Sonny Corinthos what to do. By night, Barb is Gulf Haven's woman on the prowl. In tonight's episode of 'Cougar Town' (9PM ET, ABC), Barb places an ad in a newspaper (ask you grandparents, kids) for an errand boy and it's answered by none other than Courteney Cox's TV son Dan Byrd (Travis).

AOL TV recently caught up with Hennesy, who gave a preview of the episode and shared how 'Cougar Town' and 'GH' work together to keep her one of ABC's busiest -- and funniest -- stars.

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'General Hospital' Casts Michael Learned and Unveils New Credits

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 26th 2010 1:02PM
Michael_learned_varietyWhat do you get when you turn 12,000 episodes old? Why, a new set of opening credits, naturally. That's what'll happen today as 'General Hospital' unveils a new set of opening credits to coincide with the milestone occasion.

By the way, if you're wondering, 'GH's' 12,000 episodes equates to nearly 47 years of continuing daytime drama. The show began on April 1, 1963, and it was not an April's Fool joke. It was something different at the time, because most of the soaps were New York based.

In fact, on the same day 'GH' launched, NBC premiered a new medical soap, too, out of New York. It was called 'The Doctors,' and for the first decade or so 'GH' and 'The Doctors' were on TV, the NBC show was a better soap. However, all that changed in 1978 when Gloria Monty became executive director... which led to the Luke and Laura sensation.

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'General Hospital' Gets New Credits: A Look at 'GH's' Opening Over the Years

by Michael Maloney, posted Feb 25th 2010 1:00PM
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The opening credits of 'General Hospital' got a face lift on Feb. 23 in honor of the show's 12,000th episode. 'General Hospital' has joined fellow soaps 'The Young and the Restless' and 'The Bold and the Beautiful' in adding the actual names of the actors to the opening credits.

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Gone Too Soon: 'Freaks and Geeks'

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 22nd 2010 4:02PM
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Created by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow, 'Freaks and Geeks' is one of those rare television treasures that no one saw or appreciated until it was too late. Okay, that's unfair. Critics, the press and the loyal fans who did find the show on NBC immediately knew that it was something special. Unfortunately, it didn't find wide enough appeal to last beyond its first season.

Ironically, the show's cast of virtual unknowns now reads like an all-star comedy troupe, which is a testament to the brilliant casting that went on behind the scenes of the show. Finding such talented kids, and then coupling them with brilliant writing crafted on of the most revered television shows of all time.

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'General Hospital' Hits 12,000 Episodes

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 12th 2010 8:01AM
general_hospital_logo_abcSince April 1, 1963, 'General Hospital' has been broadcast on ABC. If you're keeping count, and they are at the network, that means 'General Hospital' will air episode 12,000 on February 23. It's a remarkable achievement, especially when coupled with the fact that in that the past 47 years, 'GH' has won the Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Drama Series ten times. That's more than any other soap opera; and the Daytime Emmys only began being doled out in 1971!

To commemorate the 12,000th show, SoapCentral.com reports that 'General Hospital' has conjured up a new opening for the show. The current one, with music by Dave Koz, includes a collection of images of the stars. It also ends with one of the best endings ever for a credit sequence. All the men are gathered for a big group shot, sitting and posed in a variety of ways. They're all in black and white on a white set.

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Greatest TV Kisses: 10 Best Smooches in Television

by David Hofstede, posted Feb 10th 2010 1:00PM
Friends best kissA kiss is still a kiss, as the old song goes, but many of the most memorable TV kisses packed a much bigger punch than your standard smooch.

Some were unlikely, a few were unexpected, and a couple were delayed for years, boosting both sexual tension and viewer frustration. Just in time for Valentine's Day, here are 10 pop culture lip-locks for the ages.

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Did Sonny go too far on General Hospital?

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 31st 2010 2:02PM
abc_general_hospital_sonny_carlyIs Sonny going to wind up in prison for his crimes on General Hospital? You have to wonder how he's going to avoid it now. It's not like viewers have every thought of Sonny as innocent, but he's skirted having to pay for his sins via the criminal justice system. There have been other ways he's paid, but prison? So far, Mac and the Port Charles P.D. have yet to get him locked away for long. The Feds have also dropped the ball every time they've tried. But Friday might have been the game changer.

Sonny's portrayer, Maurice Benard, thinks it is. He told Michael Logan, "I truly believe Sonny's done this time. He wants his son to be safe and he sees no other way out. ...He doesn't think he can get away with it this time -- at least that's the way I'm playing it."

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