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Dustin on General Hospital — Everything You Need to Know

If you thought the new guy on General Hospital looked familiar that's because the actor has a history with ABC Daytime! In the July 9 episode, the character of Dustin Phillips was introduced, played by actor Mark Lawson, who soap fans will remember from his role as Brody Lovett on One Life To Live. And now he's back again for more! Dustin was another of Lulu Spencer's blind dates set up in the hopes of unmasking the burglar preying on Port Charles. She apologized for lying to him, but as he started to leave, she wondered why he was single because he seemed like a great guy. This led to some chatting and flirting as Dustin revealed he's a schoolteacher who works as a driver for extra money. He had to leave to go to work and Lulu realized she'd actually had a nice time. Handsome, kind, good listener... what's not to like?
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The rise of Netflix: an empire built on debt - podcast

  • The Guardian - Film News
Mark Lawson and Dan Milmo discuss the sustainability of the streaming service. Plus: Lara Spirit on why you should register to vote before Tuesday’s deadline

Netflix has risen from obscurity to be one of the most powerful media companies in the world with more than 150 million global subscribers. It has launched critically acclaimed hits such as House of Cards, The Crown and Unbelievable, as well as showcasing the back catalogues of popular television series. But as part of its rapid growth, the company has racked up huge debts.

Joining Anushka Asthana to discuss the long-term sustainability of Netflix are the TV critic Mark Lawson and the Guardian’s deputy business editor Dan Milmo.
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The rise of Netflix: an empire built on debt - podcast

  • The Guardian - TV News
Mark Lawson and Dan Milmo discuss the sustainability of the streaming service. Plus: Lara Spirit on why you should register to vote before Tuesday’s deadline

Netflix has risen from obscurity to be one of the most powerful media companies in the world with more than 150 million global subscribers. It has launched critically acclaimed hits such as House of Cards, The Crown and Unbelievable, as well as showcasing the back catalogues of popular television series. But as part of its rapid growth, the company has racked up huge debts.

Joining Anushka Asthana to discuss the long-term sustainability of Netflix are the TV critic Mark Lawson and the Guardian’s deputy business editor Dan Milmo.
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Get a First Look at Gh's Mark Lawson and Alyshia Ochse in 'Killer Contractor'

Get ready to see a couple of familiar faces from General Hospital in the new Lifetime thriller, Killer Contractor! Mark Lawson (Dustin) took to social media to alert fans to the movie's premiere to make sure everyone tunes in. "Set those DVR thingies for October 13!" he shared. "Had a blast working on this one. Worked with some wonderful actors and a great director. (And a crew that kept us safe and well-fed.) Looking forward to seeing what we made." The film stars Alyshia Ochse, who Gh fans will remember as The Woman in White who was later revealed to be Helena Cassadine's daughter, Cassandra during the actress' 2011-12 run on the soap. Ochse plays Kerry, a woman who returns home with her daughter to settle her father's estate after his death. But deciding to live in the house brings danger when the contractor she hires to fix up the place
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‘You ain’t my muvva!’ – the 15 most incredible soap storylines of all time

It’s been suggested that soaps are in crisis because their ratings-chasing storylines have become too ridiculous. But it’s the unbelievable plot twists that we watch them for

According to the writer and broadcaster Mark Lawson, it’s time for soaps to tone things down. The likes of Coronation Street and EastEnders are in crisis, he says in the latest issue of the Radio Times, because they are “[piling] catastrophe after crisis on the best-known characters” in order to boost flagging ratings. “As other TV fiction has become busier and darker, perhaps the soaps need to aim lighter and slower,” he adds. But, really, what would the fun be in that? Here are the most outlandish, most memorable soap plots of all time.
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Cracked actor: stage stars review Boris Johnson's debut as Pm

Impressionist Jon Culshaw, playwright James Graham, comedian Bridget Christie and critic Mark Lawson on the prime minister’s opening week in Westminster

I’ve been doing Boris impressions ever since he emerged as Boris the Menace in Private Eye. He stuck out from the more orderly politicians – a bumbling, peroxide-haired loose cannon who spouts Latin. Boris has always used comedy and bluster to paper over inadequacy and problems. Comedy was a tool to distract, sending the focus elsewhere the way a magician does. That method has gone now. Like frozen snow from the top of a slanting shed roof, it has slid off and landed with a real thump.
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One Life To Live Stars: Where Are They Now?

For over 43 years, soap fans tuned in to watch One Life To Live and grew quite attached to both their favorite characters as well as the actors who portrayed them. While viewers haven't been able to visit Llanview since 2013, those stars have continued their careers, some taking them in rather unexpected directions! So we thought we'd catch up with eight of your Oltl faves and see what they've been up to! Browse through the gallery below to see the stars then… and find out what they're doing now! For more on what your favorite Oltl stars are doing, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine. This story originally appeared in our print magazine More from ABC Soaps In Depth Oltl Actor Mark Lawson Returns to Daytime as Gh's Dustin Catching up With David Fumero (Exclusive) Jessica Tuck Reflects on Megan and Jake's Tragic Love Story on
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Mark Lawson Returns to General Hospital as Dustin

Some ABC Daytime fans recognized Dustin Phillips, Lulu's date in the July 9 episode of General Hospital, because they remember actor Mark Lawson from One Life To Live, where he played Brody from 2008 to 2012. It seemed unusual that the soap would hire such a charming and talented actor for a simple one-off role, and now the suspicions have been prove right as TV Insider broke the news that Lawson will be back on Gh starting with the episode airing on Tuesday, July 23! "It was really hard not to talk about it," he admitted to the site, "but I hope the surprise was worth it!" The day following his first appearance in Port Charles, the actor took to social media to thank everyone who responded so positively to his return to daytime. "Good morning!" he said. "I just wanted to send out a little post of gratitude to everyone who tuned in,
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Eden McCoy Reveals the Emotional Toll Her Gh Storyline Took on Her (Exclusive)

Last year, all Eden McCoy (Josslyn) wanted was to get into some heavy, heartbreaking storylines on General Hospital. “It’s funny, because you always want what you don’t have,” the teenager chuckled to Soaps In Depth. “I wanted to dive into something dramatic. Then when I had to cry for the first time, I remember I was so taken back by it — and I had no idea what was coming!” The effects of the emotional story stuck with McCoy even when she wasn’t on set. “One week, I had to go to work right after school every day and knew Joss was going to be in a dark emotional place, so I just stayed in the dark place. That kind of sucked!” she sighed. “Now I’m like, ‘Why can’t I have one scene that doesn’t leave me depressed for a week?’” While the storyline was emotionally taxing,
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Catching up With One Life To Live's David Fumero (Exclusive)

On One Life To Live, a young Cristian Vega was beloved for being both an artist and a romantic. Subsequently, his portrayer, David Fumero, showed another side of himself as a duplicitous attorney who tried — but eventually failed — to keep his head above water on Starz’s Power. Now, the actor has re-invented himself as Lt. Jason Calloway, the by-the-book head of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Narcotics Division, in the Spectrum Original series L.A.’S Finest available now on demand. “I was a big fan of the Bad Boys movies, and in this spin-off, Gabrielle Union’s [former DEA agent] Sydney Burnett joins the Lapd,” the soap graduate explained to Soaps In Depth. “She and her partner, Nancy McKenna, played by Jessica Alba, are badass and have complicated histories in Los Angeles and within the whole smuggling world, so they end up doing things that Calloway doesn’t always agree with.
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General Hospital Spoilers — The Truth About Baby Wiley Is About to Be Revealed!

Secrets are everywhere in these General Hospital spoilers, but some may be on the verge of coming out! Valentin and Sasha continue to live on borrowed time, everyone wants to know why Hayden is back in town, and Obrecht could be about to reveal the truth about Baby Wiley's babydaddy. Get ready for the drama! With Sasha deciding to put down roots in Port Charles, Valentin worries that Nina will discover that they lied about Sasha being her daughter. "We'll never tell her!" Sasha whispers. "We don't want Nina to get hurt." Unfortunately, secrets have a way of coming out, and this one could destroy Valentin's future. But how can he possibly keep Nina from learning the shocking truth? Are Valentin's days numbered? (Photo Credit: ABC) Hayden surprised everyone when she came back to town unexpectedly, and stunned Finn when she shared a kiss with Jax. But what, exactly,
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Happy Anniversary to One Life To Live — Relive Four Decades of Drama in Llanview!

On July 15, 1968, television viewers journeyed for the first time to Llanview where they would thrill to the drama, romance, and adventure of families like the Lords, the Woleks, and the Grays. For the next 45 years, One Life To Live chronicled the lives and loves of those families plus the Buchanans, Mannings, and more as characters and families came and went. Some of the Oltl cast circa 1976. (Photo Credit: ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) The original title of the soap was Between Heaven And Hell but was changed to avoid controversy. Upon its premiere, Oltl was a half-hour soap until 1976, when it expanded to 45-minute episodes, and finally a full hour in 1978. Unfortunately, after nearly 43 years on the air, ABC canceled Oltl and its final episode aired in 2012, but it enjoyed a brief reprise as an online series from The OnLine Network in 2013. During its years on the air,
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A Baby for Jordan and Curtis on General Hospital? — Briana Nicole Henry Speaks Out (Exclusive)

Thanks to General Hospital’s Curtis, as well as his and Jordan’s loved ones, the police commissioner finally got the kidney that she needed to survive. And now that she appears to be on the mend… perhaps it’s time to revisit the newlyweds’ baby situation! Back when Jordan started dialysis in March, Curtis was excited to learn that she could still get pregnant — which left both her and her portrayer gobsmacked. “I was so shocked by it,” Briana Nicole Henry recalled to Soaps In Depth. “As Briana, it was like, ‘Oh my gosh, you guys haven’t had this discussion yet?’ Curtis and Jordan are older. They’re adults. So I was taken aback!” It seems that, in all the time the couple spent unpacking their baggage to be together, they never broached the topic of having children. “Maybe because Jordan has a son already, she never even
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General Hospital: The Best and Worst of 2019 (So Far!)

It's only been six months, but we're not going to let that stop us from taking a look back at General Hospital's best, worst, and what-the-actual-heck moments of the year! From surprising twists to heartbreaking drama and frustrating choices, it's all here! (And don't worry — we'll have plenty more come December to do a full-on year in review!) (Photo Credit: ABC) Check out our picks in the gallery below and see if you agree! For more Gh features, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine. This story originally appeared in our print magazine Love Gh? Be sure to join our We Love General Hospital Facebook group to chat about all the latest storylines and juicy gossip! More from ABC Soaps In Depth Coby Ryan McLaughlin Explains How Shiloh Could Still Be Redeemed (Exclusive) Mark Lawson Opens up About His Appearance as Dustin Phillips on Gh Catching up
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General Hospital Spoilers 7/11/19 — Franco Wants the Truth About Baby Wiley!

Secrets are everywhere and in these General Hospital spoilers, some of them are on the verge of being revealed! Hayden is still keeping things from Finn, Chase confesses his frustration, Harmony is ready to tell all, Shiloh is in the catbird seat, and Franco wants Obrecht to tell him what she knows! Finn was stunned when Hayden walked back into his life, but he's now engaged to Anna and she seems to have something going on with Jax. "Why don't we just leave it at that and move on?" she suggests. But are these two really over? What about their child? Willow is still stuck in jail and Chase is growing increasingly frustrated that he can't get her out and stick someone else in that cell who really deserves to be there… like Shiloh! "It makes me want to turn in my badge and go work for Sonny Corinthos," he sighs.
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Who Is Brick on General Hospital? — Here's Everything You Need to Know!

The character of Brick continues to pop up on General Hospital and the guy might also look familiar to some sports fans out there, because portrayer Stephen A. Smith is a sports reporter who appears on ESPN2’s First Take and hosts his own SirusXM radio show. However, he is also a huge Gh fan. “I have four older sisters, and when we came home from school, all the TV’s in the house were on Gh,” Smith told ESPN Front Row. “Since I wasn’t allowed outside until I finished my homework, I watched the soap every day.” When Benard was a guest on First Take in 2015, he recognized Smith’s love for the soap and arranged for him to have a role as Brick, a surveillance expert for the mob. And while the reporter is a huge fan of Gh, he was able to contain his nerves. “Since
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 14)

1968: Dark Shadows' Mrs. Johnson had a terrible dream.

1981: John Dixon took a tumble down the stairs on As the World Turns.

2002: All My Children's Bianca called her sister, Kendall, "evil".

2010: It was prom night for One Life to Live's Starr X'd Lovers."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1968: On Dark Shadows, Cassandra (Lara Parker) encouraged Mrs. Johnson (Clarice Blackburn) to get some sleep but Mrs. Johnson told her she was afraid of having a terrible dream. Once Mrs. Johnson fell asleep she had the dream,
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 24)

1978: Ryan's Hope's Pat called Delia on her miscarriage deception.

1987: Days of our Lives' Patch made chili.

2007: All My Children's Zoe performed.

2009: Drew Garrett debuted as Michael on General Hospital."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1959: NBC Radio soap The Woman in My House aired its final episode after an eight year run. One Man's Family creator Carlton E. Morse produced Wimh about the Carter family of Miami.

Carlton E. Morse1959: Carlton E. Morse's long-running One Man's Family ended its run on NBC after 27 years.
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Alexandra Daddario to spend 1 Night in San Diego

San Andreas and Baywatch star Alexandra Daddario has signed on to star alongside Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee) and Laura Ashley Samuels (Modern Family) in the independent comedy 1 Night in San Diego.

The film is being directed by Penelope Lawson (Just Sing) and follows BFFs who embark on a road trip to pursue a romantic connection, but their travels put their friendship to the ultimate test.

In addition to Daddario, Ushkowitz and Samuels, 1 Night in San Diego will feature a cast that includes Eric Nelsen (The Bay), Adam Rose (Veronica Mars), Mark Lawson (One Life to Live) and Kelsey Douglas (Sister Shit).

Daddario has both the drama film Lost Transmissions and thriller Lost Girls and Love Hotels incoming this year, and has recently shot the romantic comedy Can You Keep a Secret?, which she also executive produces.

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Alexandra Daddario, Jenna Ushkowitz & Laura Ashley Samuels To Spend ‘1 Night In San Diego’

  • Deadline
Alexandra Daddario, Jenna Ushkowitz & Laura Ashley Samuels To Spend ‘1 Night In San Diego’
Exclusive: San Andreas actress Alexandria Daddario will join Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee) and Laura Ashley Samuels (Modern Family) in the Penelope Lawson-directed indie 1 Night in San Diego.

The comedy is about BFFs who embark on a road trip to pursue a romantic connection, but their travels put their friendship to the ultimate test.

The project is produced by Pink Revolver Pictures, Metropolitan Entertainment, Pierce Cravens, Rowan Russell and Lawson. Pic reps Lawson’s feature directorial debut. Nic diPierro is co-producing. Cameras are currently rolling and will continue through the end of the month.

The cast also features Eric Nelsen (The Bay), Adam Rose (Veronica Mars), Mark Lawson (One Life to Live) and Kelsey Douglas.

Daddario next appears in Lost Girls and Love Hotels, and Katherine O’Brien’s Lost Transmissions with Simon Pegg and Juno Temple, and she’s executive producing and starring in the romantic comedy Can You Keep a Secret?
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