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Anne Jeffreys Dies: ‘General Hospital’, ‘Topper’ Actress Was 94

Anne Jeffreys, an actress whose career spanned the Nelson Eddy and Janette MacDonald era through a decades-long run into the 2000s as General Hospital‘s snobbiest socialite, has died. She was 94. “God bless the beautiful + talented Anne Jeffreys,” tweeted General Hospital actress Jacklyn Zeman. “We will always remember you with love + appreciation.” Jeffreys’ death was first reported last night by George Pennacchio of Los Angeles’ Kabc. Additional details were not…
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TVLine Items: Girl Meets World Adds Sister, Sister Fave, Newsroom Season 2 Premiere Set and More

TVLine Items: Girl Meets World Adds Sister, Sister Fave, Newsroom Season 2 Premiere Set and More
Girl Meets World is staging a Tgif reunion.

Jackée Harry — whose sitcom Sister, Sister aired alongside Boy Meets World during ABC’s early ’90s programming block — has joined the buzzy Disney pilot in a top-secret role, HuffPost TV reports.

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The Boy Meets World sequel project — aka The Greatest Pilot of All Time — centers on Riley (played by Rowan Blanchard), the teenage daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews (Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, respectively). The project also co-stars William Daniels as the beloved Mr. Feeny and Teo Halm as the couple’s son.
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Is Who's Companion Too Hot? Was Sam's Hell Lukewarm? Pedis for the Dead? And More Qs!

Is Who's Companion Too Hot? Was Sam's Hell Lukewarm? Pedis for the Dead? And More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Supernatural and Community!

1 | Is Doctor Who newbie Jenna-Louise Coleman almost distracting levels of pretty? Like, does anyone even remember what the midseason premiere was about?

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2 | Are Orphan Black‘s foster siblings Sarah and Felix darker, more twisted versions of Revenge‘s Emily and Nolan?

3 | All that talk about Victoria’s first son on Revenge being
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Daytime Emmys: ‘General Hospital’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Daytime Emmys: ‘General Hospital’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Even if ”General Hospital,” ABC’s remaining daytime drama, weren’t turning 50 this year, it would still be worthy of a shoutout at the Daytime Emmys.

In addition to celebrating five decades of production, “General” (which debuted on April 1, 1963) is enjoying a creative resurgence that’s generated improved ratings and critical acclaim.

ABC reports that “General” is pacing for its best season in five years in total viewers, averaging more than 3 million. “General” is the No. 1 broadcast daytime program among women 18-34 and also up 18% in total viewers season to season.

The credit for the turnaround goes to exec producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati, who joined the show in early 2012.

Much of the pair’s long-term vision came to fruition with episodes featuring the return of the Nurses’ Ball, an event within the show’s storylines that began back in 1994. The gala serves as an AIDS fundraiser,
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Daytime Emmys: ‘General Hospital’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Even if ”General Hospital,” ABC’s remaining daytime drama, weren’t turning 50 this year, it would still be worthy of a shoutout at the Daytime Emmys.

In addition to celebrating five decades of production, “General” (which debuted on April 1, 1963) is enjoying a creative resurgence that’s generated improved ratings and critical acclaim.

ABC reports that “General” is pacing for its best season in five years in total viewers, averaging more than 3 million. “General” is the No. 1 broadcast daytime program among women 18-34 and also up 18% in total viewers season to season.

The credit for the turnaround goes to exec producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati, who joined the show in early 2012.

Much of the pair’s long-term vision came to fruition with episodes featuring the return of the Nurses’ Ball, an event within the show’s storylines that began back in 1994. The gala serves as an AIDS fundraiser,
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ABC's 'General Hospital' celebrates 50 years in operation with the return of the Nurses' Ball

Extremely few television programs even get close to marking a 50th anniversary.

As other daytime serials were taken off the air, it was possible "General Hospital" might fall just short of that mark ... but it didn't, now making the celebration all the sweeter.

The residents of the fictional Port Charles will fete the milestone in the Monday, April 1, episode of the enduring ABC soap opera. Actually, the festivities have been going on for a while, since beloved cast members and characters have made returns leading up to the newly revived Nurses' Ball that will mark the anniversary week.

Among them: Genie Francis (alias Laura Spencer), Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin), Jack Wagner (Frisco Jones), Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie Spencer), Vanessa Marcil (Brenda Barrett), current-season "Dancing With the Stars" contender Ingo Rademacher (Jasper "Jax" Jacks), singer-actor Rick Springfield (Dr. Noah Drake) -- and Rachel Ames (Audrey Hardy), the performer who's had the longest
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General Hospital's Nostalgic 50th Anniversary Plans

All that's missing are the mullets. A trip to the General Hospital soundstage these days feels like an express pass to the 1980s, especially during the filming of the big fan-fave event known as the Nurses Ball. The red-carpet soiree — airing April 5, 8 and 9 as part of the soap's 50th anniversary celebration — has Rick Springfield returning as Dr. Noah Drake, who will take to the stage and rock out "Jessie's Girl." Off on the sidelines, Frisco (Jack Wagner) is trying to woo back his Reagan-era love Felicia (Kristina Wagner), while Anna (Finola Hughes) is once again in the arms of her Duke (Ian Buchanan). And look, it's the long-lost Nurse B obbie (Jackie Zeman)! Fitness guru Richard Simmons, another '80s fixture in Port Charles, is on hand as the charity gala's pushy choreographer. But not even he can get these oldies sweatin'.

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TVLine Items: Gh Brings Bobbie Back, Oltl Vet Joins Andy Samberg Pilot, AMC News and More

TVLine Items: Gh Brings Bobbie Back, Oltl Vet Joins Andy Samberg Pilot, AMC News and More
General Hospital is continuing its trip down nostalgia lane with the return of Bobbie Spencer.

Jackie Zeman took to Twitter Wednesday to announce her homecoming, gushing that she’s “so happy” to be invited back to the ABC soap.

Bobbie Spencer is coming back to Gh. Am so happy to be invited. Ty for all your positive thoughts + support. xo—

Jackie Zeman (@JackieZeman) February 06, 2013

Zeman is the latest in a long string of Port Charles-bound Gh vets, including Genie Francis (Laura) and Kin Shriner (Scotty) — who debut in the coming weeks — Lynn Herring (Lucy), Jon Lindstrom (Kevin) and Jack Wagner
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Slideshow: Stars Align at ‘The Hollywood Show’ in Chicago

Chicago – One of the most unique happenings in Chicago every year is “The Hollywood Show.” This annual event presents celebrities from TV and film, both from the nostalgic past and the current scene. In September of 2012, the show included Loni Anderson (“Wkrp in Cincinnati”), Oscar Winner Martin Landau and the reunited cast of “Lost in Space,” all meeting fans and signing autographs.

HollywoodChicago.com covered the event, and photographer Joe Arce put the show’s participants in front of the lens. “The Hollywood Show” will be back in Chicago in September, 2013. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

HOLSHOW1: Loni Anderson of ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati.’ HOLSHOW2: Another view of Loni Anderson. HOLSHOW3: Oscar winner Martin Landau of ‘Ed Wood’ and ‘The Majestic.’ HOLSHOW4:
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Susan Lucci, Other All My Children, Guiding Light Stars Heading To Investigation Discovery

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Susan Lucci, Other All My Children, Guiding Light Stars Heading To Investigation Discovery
A host of former daytime stars are heading to Investigation Discovery with the new programming series "Days of Our Knives," set to launch later this summer.

Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart on "All My Children"), Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie Spencer from "General Hospital"), and real life couple Austin Peck and Terri Conn (Brad and Kate Snyder from "As the World Turns") are among the daytime stars who will be a part of the "Days of Our Knives" programming slate, which begins August 20 at 1 Pm Et/Pt.

Hosted by the soap stars, the programming, which airs from 1-4 Pm, will ...

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