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28 April 24th, 2012 GH’s Frank Valentini on Rumors of Brandon Barash Exiting Series Tweets, “Not Happening!”

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After a whirlwind weekend with speculation abound that General Hospital bad boy, Brandon Barash is being shown the front-door or being “killed-off” as Johnny Zacchara there finally has been some “official” word.  The head honcho over in Port Charles, executive producer Frank Valentini tweeted that Brandon is not going anywhere! Valentini tweeted, Hey, what’s with all these rumors about Brandon Barash leaving? NOT HAPPENING.”

Over the weekend, fans started an Twitter petition to save Brandon’s job when hearing of the exit rumors.  His scene partner and castmate Kelly Sullivan (Kate/Connie) retweeted a link to Barash who then stated “No idea if I’m being written off.  Kelly Sullivan is being a good friend and scene partner. That being said, I accept any hand I’m dealt.”

On-Air On-Soaps spoke to Kelly Sullivan today about the Twitter incident and much more in an upcoming new feature with the talented actress coming later this week!

So what do you think about Brandon staying on board at GH? Happy? Let us know!

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  1. David Larsson says:

    I wish we could get another scene of him playing the piano. That first time he did it a few years ago was lovely.

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    barbara t replied

    He does play the piano beautifully .

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  2. barbara t says:

    Good,I like Johnny and his crazy grand father and hopefully they can get claudia back,(shes leaving days of our lives soon ), they can be a happy dysfunctional family again, but not in the mob any more.Today was a good day on general hospital ,The look on Sonnys face after he caught Johnny and kate(connie) in bed was priceless ,Cant wait to watch it on soapnet again tonight.

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  3. toscanti says:

    I trust the new leaders at GH to do the right things!!!!

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  4. Jen says:

    I heard this over the weekend from a very trusted source who takes a lot of flack for her scoops, but is more often than not proven correct. I’m hoping it will be a “come back from the dead scenario”. He’s a great actor and GH castmember, but Carletini is a very talented team, so I trust their decisions.

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    SallyV replied

    As that outher source always says…”Nothing is written in stone.” With soaps that is so true and I hope to god Brandon is staying!

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  5. david says:

    I love Brandon as Johnny and want him to continue. I hope he will be reunited with his mother Claudia now that Sarah Brown is leaving DOOL. It was great watching Sonny find Kate in Johnny’s bed today. I love Johnny messing with Sonny’s mind

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    barbara t replied

    We think alike I said the same thing, look above.I would love to see claudia come back.and I loved sonny finding johnny and kate (connie) together IM watching it again on soapnet.I cant believe we wrote the same thing.

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    kay killgore replied

    I have not watched the tape yet will tonight going fishing for a week so you guys keep up the watching on the one soap I feel is trying to turn it around. Look these guys are not stupid Johnny is very important I am just uncomfortable with this organ donor storyline I am not sure that would be something Johnny would be involved in. But look their are rumors going around that little Jake did not die that he is trying to reverse that I trust these guys I feel they care for the show he does like twists FV &RC.

    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Hey Barb: Reached out to you, didn’t hear back from you. I’m not on as much due to a hectic schedule, but I still check in and read up on everyday events.

  6. Sheryl says:

    Thank goodness he isn’t leaving,because GH won’t be the same without him.

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  7. ricardo says:

    i love brandon as johnny. he has really grown on me. i am glad he is staying on general hospital. brandon is so cute and addorable. i have always had a crush on brandon.

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  8. aria says:

    what a relief, i’m hoping he will stay, they will get Sarah Brown back and add Tamara Braun, to play a relative, i.e. maybe sister to claudia, and then all hell will really break loose in port charles.

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    david replied

    BRILLIANT IDEA: Brown and Braun playing sisters. Johnny would have a mother and an aunt. The three of them together would be incredible.

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    barbara t replied

    GOOD IDEA

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  9. heidi says:

    Great… could the rumor have been abbout Kelly Sullivan?

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  10. Elhu says:

    I had not heard the rumor, but I am very happy it is not true? Brandon Barash is a good actor, and I enjoy Johnny on GH, especially his interaction with the females and his crazy grandfather! While it does not look too promising at this moment, the Johnny/Carly pairing is growing on me. Speaking of Brandon, does anyone know if he and Natalie Hall (Colby from AMC) have gotten married yet, I know they are engaged?

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    barbara t replied

    I’m glad he is staying to ,and I like his crazy father/grandfather, anthony, as I always say ,has a way with words so he is a keeper to.

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  11. lisa says:

    Brandon/Johnny can stay …give that crazy dad/grandfather of his the heave ho.

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  12. Jan says:

    I just watch him and wonder isnt this getting old? I dont know,maybe if I saw him in another part???

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  13. mike says:

    I don’t think Sarah Brown could come back now. How could she play Brandon’s mother?

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    david replied

    Sarah acts magnificently and viewers suspend disbelief blindly.

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  14. Marisa says:

    I love Brandon as Johnny. I hope he stays and I hope Sarah Brown returns as Claudia.

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  15. Susan M. says:

    I don’t really care for Johnny……………….What happen with Robin inthat hospital she is being held…No more on that has been said!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry but I like John McBain over Johnny any day……Johnny doesn’t do anything for me…Johnny’s character is a bit boring……………….Need to change it or something…. I wouldn’t miss him……….This is my opinion………………..I like J. McBain’s character so much BETTER…. He’s my kind of guy…

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  16. Susan M. says:

    I miss OLTL & GH doesn’t fill up that gap completely for me…No Viki , Bo, Nora ,Roxy ,Clint,Natalie,Even Nigel.The list goes on………….I am and will alway’s be a A loyal OLTL soap fan……………………And when I see them on GH it makes me happy inside……………………………

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    barbara t replied

    Susan m, you said it best ,It makes me happy inside to.

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    Susan M. replied

    I am a soap lover………………….Like my STORIES a whole lot… Won’t watch anything else on daytime programming.. And that’s the truth……..

  17. Joe says:

    I too want Claudia back!!!! Hire Sarah Brown Frank V! :)

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