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291 February 8th, 2016 REPORT: Have GH’s Contract Negotiations With Rebecca Herbst Hit A Rough Patch? Are Sony and DAYS Waiting In The Wings?

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One of General Hospital’s front burner and most popular stars, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) is currently in contract negotiations with the ABC daytime drama series.

However, a report surfaced on Monday via Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens that indicates talks between the actress and the soap have hit an impasse and have stalled.

But that’s not all, a Sony insider revealed to DC, that Days of our Lives is very interested in bringing Becky to the Salem canvas.

Herbst began her GH career in 1997 as the daughter of Jeff Webber (Richard Dean Anderson).  Over the past 12 months, Rebecca has been front and center delivering emotional performances as Elizabeth has her once believed-to-be-dead love of her life,  Jason (Billy Miller) back in the mix of her life, as well as her once believed-to-be-dead young son, Jake (James Nigbor).

So, are you hoping GH and Rebecca can reach terms so she stays put?  What would you think of DAYS getting the talents of Rebecca? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    At Days she could be Nicole.s sis Taylor but just work it out at GH and stay there!

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    Tay replied

    Or Stephanie Johnson… a little old maybe but I could see her doing well paired w/ Johnson & Evans.

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    Tori replied

    I have gotten so fed up with Elizabeth and her machinations and manipulations… and NO consequences for this last stunt of hers (keeping Jason to herself) for a year… knowing full well he had a wife and son waiting for him, longing for him, to come home to them. She needs to be sent packing… and take her boys with her.

  2. Phil says:

    Interesting, I wonder who she will play on DAYS if she jumped ship! I like Becky and all, but would rather DAYS bring Kassie DePaiva back!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Nicole’s sister Taylor?

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    Phil replied

    I feel like we have been there done that with Taylor. I don’t think she really has a place on the canvas right now. Like I said, I would rather Kassie DePaiva come back!

    CeeCee replied

    That’s another good candidate, Jimmy.

    Patrick replied

    absolutely…. Kassie DePaiva , would be above and beyond , repair any and all damage to the shows liveliness

    Kassie DePaiva generates bubbly; an exuberance; and love for this genre… twofold

    her peers and HUGE fan following equate such herald

    magnanimous woman

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    Ricardo replied

    Amen too you Patrick, Kassie is a wonderful lady. Days made a huge mistake, in firing Kassie. She is a classy, sassy wonderful actress. I hope we see Kassie on another soap soon. Also I love your comments on this website, you always make my day better when I read your comments. I am a regular here too.

    Tori replied

    I’d rather see Kassie come back to Salem. She was not treated fairly by being fired. There was no rhyme or real reason for it… unless… and heaven forbid… that it was to make way for Herbst???? Lord, I hope not. That would be adding insult to injury!!

    BRING KASSIE BACK!

    Patsy L Calhoun replied

    Yeah Days was a fool for losing Kassie she’s a great actress please get Rebecca off of my soap GH I can’t and never did like her she is Whiny,Needy and Drama please keep her if you get her..ohhh but what would her boys do without a father they have 3 different Dads I was a single parent after I divorced my Sons Dad and we were fine..

  3. Mister Media says:

    I love General Hospital. It is my soap. I would love to see Rebecca stay put. However, I can see from her point of view why she might want to move along at this point. She’s an obvious fan favorite but the writers continue to serve her character poorly. She’s a capable actor. I like the recent scenes with her and Roger Howarth. Liz needs a real romance however and not a dysfunctional situation. Imagine if the writers had done what they should have and put her and Patrick together when Robin left. The drama upon Robin’s return would have been amazing. If Days offers her a juicy role she just might jump ship. Come on GH! Pay her what she’s worth and let her loose on a great, new romantic story line. Don’t lose another heavy hitter to a rival soap. Long live GH!

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    abby replied

    I have to agree…I think GH would be absolutely foolish to let Becky walk…she is such an amazing actress…they should realize that from the last time they let her go and the outcry of all her fans to bring her back. she plays her part well enough that the fans are hating the character of Liz which Becky brings to life. that shows how well she does what she is paid to do…perhaps with her being on the front burners as long as she has she is entitled to a raise..she puts her heart and soul into Liz..ABC AND GH DO NOT LET BECKY LEAVE, WHATEVER IT TAKES….

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    Angie replied

    Recast the role and let her go.

    J replied

    I concur, I want Rebecca to stay on GH. However, she has been on GH longer than Kelly Monaco and Laura Wright yet the producers/writers haven’t given Rebecca her due. Good for Rebecca if she can get a better deal elsewhere and shame on GH if they let her go!

    nancy dillingham replied

    Should bring back Lucky for her.

    Vicki replied

    You are SO right. I hate to tell all the naysayers out there but Elizabeth is from one of the core GH families and Rebecca has hit it out of the park with her acting. The FANS saved her when the idiots who run the show tried to fire her. If they can OVERPAY certain folks and give them just scenery to chew on (We ALL know who those folks are) then they can pay Rebecca. They just brought on several characters in the past year (and even brought folks back) who they didn’t have to pay her what she is worth. Days has NO place for her with all they just brought in….GH needs to keep her.

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    Harry 1 replied

    The news is out–Rebecca is leaving. GH has managed to lose a double winner–a legacy character who is still young. On top of that, RH is an amazingly gifted actress with an ethereal and unique beauty. I don’t feel Lizzy can be re cast.
    And executive producer Nathan Varni private messaged a fan detailing the private contract negotiations. Divulging the aforementioned details is unheard of and is most unprofessional and now Nathan’s private message is all over Twitter.

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Wow, Harry. Is it crystal clear that the Varni message is legitimate? I know Twitter messages can sometimes turn out to be faked. If it’s legit, I have to agree with you—how incredibly unprofessional. Sounds like an early attempt at damage control to me; if so, may it backfire royally.

    Very sorry to hear that RH is leaving; her performances have always been a bright spot even when Liz has been behaving badly. I hope TPTB realize, at some level, that with the mob-tied characters multiplying, there are fewer and fewer characters worth caring about.

  4. Dan S says:

    Let’s hope they can work things out. Although the way they write for our modern day Jessie Brewer, maybe she has had it too and on to greener pastures like someone else who is now on Y&R. I love the character and the actress and losing her would be a horrible loss for GH. I can think of a lot of characters I wouldn’t mind not seeing, but Elizabeth is not one of them!

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    Iakovos replied

    Elizabeth Webber should be a constant front-burner character. And we should have more of her family present. Never liked how they wrote out of some the others. Miss Herbst is perfect in the role and deserves to be treated right. But this is show business!

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    jeanne sokolowski replied

    I agree Rebecca is a great actress !!! I love her at GH and they are not treating their core characters like they should… If they lose her it would be a huge mistake!

    KansasGuest replied

    I actually disagree about Elizabeth, the character. The actress, Rebecca Herbst, is excellent IMO & always does a great job. But, the character is so one-note, so joyless, that her storylines are derivative year after year after year. I wouldn’t be surprised if the “negotiation” snag may be that GH really wants to keep her & RH is just bored & wants to leave & do something else. RH & Alison Sweeney have a lot in common. They both came on to soaps when they were very young, played the same character for decades & built their careers in one place. But, while Sami Brady on DAYS had one hell of a life, Elizabeth has been a doormat (again IMO) for decades. Even great stories & acting challenges weren’t enough to keep Sweeney with DAYS when she wanted to grow as a professional & do other things.

    The other female leads on GH over the years – Laura, Anna, Carly, Sam, Alexis, Brenda, Robin, Maxi, Lulu – have had adventures; been allowed to be funny, sarcastic, flippant and/or witty. Elizabeth is more long-suffering & sad & put upon than any female character I’ve seen on GH. I wouldn’t blame RH for leaving just for the challenge of doing something completely different.

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    Harry 1 replied

    Kansas Guest, I agree that the writing for Lizzy has been rather abysmal and joyless, but does it not speak volumes about how good the actress is that she has managed to rise above it?
    Yes, it would be nice to see Lizzy happy–not dwelling on Jason anymore and moving on with her life.
    Besides, we all know Lucky was the true love of her life, not Jason.

  5. su0000 says:

    lol poor Receca is probably sleeping!
    It would do her well to try something different, even if a change to Days..
    No actor should spend their best days in a soap..
    Every human needs to explore and grow..
    being with any soap for near a lifetime is not cool.
    Go Rebeca!! do something different, be alive again in starting a different life..

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    davlestev1 replied

    Weirdo..lol

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    Harry 1 replied

    Ha! Dave, you sound like my sons. You crack me up just like they do.
    Listen, if they lose RH, our Miss Lizzy, they will lose a boat load of viewers.
    And I will be the first one on that boat.
    She’s a gem and an underrated one at that,

    Patrick replied

    that would be easy to say… had the networks had a stronghold on all shows

    the employment promise was that much more

    she has a young family… don’t we all…. putting it in perspective…. I want this lady on my telee

    she belongs in my orbit !

    DAYS needs to be renewed for another 2 years….

    Rebecca Herbst as an ingénue ; chanteuse ; vixen; hardened ; come hither;

    you name it… is she ??? a repressed woman charged ?!?!

    so much more than a sweet depend upon waits her turn and takes whatever the end result on Liz as the forever single mom ?

    she most definitely is a superpower able to venture in to other relms of humane condition

    the fallout would be just that much more Liz… that much more Rebecca Herbst for the audience to marvel

    they just have to write for her….

    I don’t even feel the least bit unsure of Liz
    the least bit unsure of her capabilities be it Rebecca Herbst or character ; Liz
    that Rebecca Herbst has a fork in all roads to lead herself triumphant as an actress
    as I’ve posted… I’m just waiting for this….

    that Liz layers herself with Franco… with the new doc in town… it’s not backward to Ric Lansing

    I can easily say this things… for example

    when she’s out of character… in Halloween scenes… with Jake… at the Nurses Ball

    when they feature her OOC

    OK

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    Justin replied

    What an insult to actors that spent their lives bringing to life wonderful characters that anchored their show. Not sure what your definition of “cool” is, but I think Erika Slazek, Susan Lucci, and Jeanne Cooper are some of the coolest people I’ve ever seen.

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    Patsy L Calhoun replied

    Me too I loved these women wish they would have kept All my Children and One life to Live on but the shows got boring and lost ratings and were taken off as these writers are doing GH I hope not it is the only one I have been watching for 50+ years they have changed so many characters kill them off bring them back with different people that u have to get to know all over again but kept the bad ones as Rebecca I can’t stand her or Brenda glad she’s gone and Robin I’m glad she’s gone but until these writers bring some Love back to this show I’m fixing to leave it they are divorcing Dante and Lulu big mistake and still beating around the bush of bringing Jason and Sam back together as husband and wife and a father for Danny it is not the same..

    SZima replied

    How would moving from one soap to another be “trying something different?”
    She’s already probably spent her “best days” on a soap, and will probably spend the rest of her “lifetime” on soaps.

    She’s done nothing but soaps for 18 years, so maybe she’s not interested in anything else. Besides, she appears to be the primary wage earner in her household, so a steady job is a good thing.

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  6. AJ says:

    Interesting timing of her statement posted the other day – her thanking her fans. Regardless of how people feel about her character, Becky is a good actress and her character has a lot of history with the show. People complain about all the new characters. This is an actress and character that ABC should keep on the show.

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    Vicki replied

    Amen AJ, ABC needs to be smart here. Losing her would leave a huge hole-They have NO female actor on the show in this age range that acts like she does.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Agreed!

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  7. Michael (not Fairman) says:

    Given Days’ penchant for bringing in big soap names and then abandoning them a year or so later (see: Melissa Archer, Kassie De Paiva, Daniel Cosgrove), I think RH would be wise to stick with GH. As much as I dislike the writing for Elizabeth, I am not sure RH would fare any better at Days. At least at GH, she’s a known quantity, and TPTB are quite aware that she has a following and a fairly vocal fan base. It’s no guarantee of continued employment, but it does shift the odds a bit in the right direction.

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    SZima replied

    Well said! I also think she’d be crazy to move on.

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    Melissa replied

    Very good point. They drop people as soon as they arrive, plus DOOL always seems on the verge of cancellation.

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    CeeCee replied

    Michael: great point; great post.

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    Dee 1 replied

    I love Days ,but you have a point they have a bad habit of bringing on actors from other soaps, and getting rid of them in less than a year. I think she would be better off sticking with GH.

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  8. LVForward says:

    Could Rebecca Herbst be the NEW Abigail?? Works for me.

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    Tomas Torquemada replied

    She’s twenty years too old to be the new Abigail. Zoinkers.

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    Elizabeth replied

    That said, it IS amazing that viewers could actually envision such. If GH lets Becky go, that is a public statement that FV just isn’t interested in sustaining
    any legacy around it at all. He just wants to make sure that other soaps’ stars get to come in and take over

    Chrystie_Delancey replied

    She doesn’t look 20 years too old, though. She has impeccable skin from staying away from the sun and she still has her 20-something body.

    Jimmy replied

    God now, could you imagine her as the daughter of Melissa Reeves’ Jennifer? No way.

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    Patrick replied

    that would be another horror show unto itself

    we Need Melissa Reeves salary… for Rebecca Herbst or Kassie DePaiva

    CeeCee replied

    No, I do not. It would be a travesty…Rebecca playing Melissa’s daughter?
    I laugh each time I think of Kelly Monaco playing William DeVry’s daughter. (GH)….8 years apart.
    Let’s keep it a little realistic here.

    vinman replied

    That would totally work…..and with Chad….sami&ej part II….would definitely build ratings.But please get rid of 5-6month taping schedule.

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    Evan replied

    Yes I agree with you, make Rebecca the new Abigail.

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    Harry 1 replied

    I don’t think RH would fit as Abby for about a million different reasons.
    I think she should be Mackenzie recast on Y&R. Mac is Katherine Chandler’s granddaughter. Mac was a lovely brunette whose first love was Billy Abbott.
    She was a good person, albeit flawed–she would be about thirty-five or so right now.
    I always thought Lizzy had great chemistry with Patrick. Would it not be interesting to see RH as Mac stirring things up with Billy now that Jason Thompson is playing him. I could see her going toe to toe with Victoria.

    Tay replied

    I’m thinking if they are smart they will cast her as Stephanie Johnson. I could see her doing well paired w/ Mary Beth Evans, Nichols, & that kid playing Joey. Much prefer that to another new “Serena” style character on Days. That said, I hate the recent writing for Liz but wish the character would stick around – with the right writing.

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    Elizabeth replied

    Isn’t Stephanie about the same age as Abigail?

    Tay replied

    Elizabeth, your probably right. I was thinking she was older. Technically, she should be closer to Sami’s age than Abigail but when they brought her back in 06 she was around Abby’s age. My bad. Then of course EJ shouldn’t have been much older than Will, lol.

  9. Jenn says:

    This is a disappointing state of affairs for GH when contract negotiations with a 17 year vet and popular actress turns sour. It feels like GH has it’s priorities screwed up. How does something like this even happen?

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    Justin replied

    you’re onto something. There should be no question that she should stay put!

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    Tristan replied

    This also happened with Jason Thompson. It is indefensible, short-sighted, insulting, and stupid. Becky is a gem. Just write for her! They may not realize it, but Liz is a mainstay at the hospital. When there are scenes at the hospital we instinctively expect to see her. Without BH, not ONE nurse character, or a nurse character on contract. And yet…and yet…character number 4 for Michael Easton.

    Timmm replied

    Jenn, I see this as nothing more than a plant by her agent to get fans riled up and cement Rebecca with a new, fat contract on GH! ie, she aint goin nowhere!

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    CeeCee replied

    I think you’re right, Timmm. Firstly, there’s just too much going on with the Liz/Jason/Sam/Jake storyline. It would be too ineffective to continue without her if they decapitate the story at this stage.
    It wouldn’t be very judicious of TPTB to stop rowing mid-stream.
    No one can play Miss Lizzie like Rebecca, anyway. Later.

    Vicki replied

    They have the CASH to bring Easton back-She has been there for 18 years-PAY HER, give her a story and shut up. If FV NEEDS to have Jason with Sam let him-They can be the happy boring married couple on the back burner-Let Elizabeth have her own story so Rebecca can be the actress we all know she is.

    Jay Trotter replied

    Timmm, I agree.

    She is not going anywhere and this will be resolved quickly. Liz’s redemption arch was just launched this week and Herbst is a leading lady again on GH. Herbst leaving back in the 2010-2014 years might have made sense cause she was demoted to supporting status but right now she’s topping the episode counts every month. Liz is one of those rare characters who moves the needle and GH isn’t going to let her get away but this media leak is nothing but a negotiation ploy to rile up her fans. It worked before and will work again.

    Jenn replied

    I don’t see that at all. Sorry but Becky has never been known to be adifficult actress. Neither was Jason Thompson for that matter but for whatever reason GH is getting it done as far as negotiations with their popular young hospital vets go. If she were playing a Corinthos or her 4th character in fours years, I doubt there would even be a need for contract negotiations. This says so much about the twisted priorities of those in charge. GH should never have gotten to the point where they lost one of there two lone hospital contract characters and now to almost lose the other one? NOPE

    carlos replied

    Almost 20 yr vet.. Becky joined GH in 1997.. They need to keep her.

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    Elizabeth replied

    I think Jamey Gidden is onto something….. his twitter was

    “lowball the GH vets = more $$$$ for stars from other soaps”….

    The reality is, as many commented upon when ME’s return was announced, that TPTB don’t care about what GH ever was. They just want “a soap” on in the afternoon where they can throw former soap legends up against the wall like wet toilet paper and see what sticks. And as far as the cost of the wet toliet paper, well that’s on the backs of beloved GH vets whom people like FV couldn’t care less about.

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  10. Ces says:

    No, i would be happy if she left.

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    carrie replied

    Me too!

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    Harry 1 replied

    Oh, you Jasam fans just seem to have a disconnect when it comes to separating the character from the actress.
    Really, you all sound like a bunch of nut cases.

    Ces replied

    :) Even yesterday during Sam & Jason’s one moment in the hospital, and there she is like a bad penny lurking in the background. Oh please leave!!!

    Justin replied

    One bad bump in story-telling for a character should not negate the years of joy this character has brought so many. I encourage you to watch scenes of Lucky and Elizabeth when they were young.

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    Tristan replied

    If this was management’s plan all along, it seems to have worked: totally destroy a major legacy character to the point that viewers hate her. Hate her so much that there will be little backlash when letting her go.

    Despicable. And shameful. And yes, Harry 1, the Jasam fans and this and other boards are out of control. One board has a thread entitled “I Want Liz Killed,” with a lot subscribing to this. It is a notoriously anti-Liz, pro-Sam board. Unfortunately, the Sam and Jasam fans have made me dislike the character of Sam, and Jasam. But, unlike the Jasam fanatics, I do not want Kelly Monaco to lose her job.

    These Jasam fans ARE nuts and have taken character propping to a whole other disturbed realm, repeatedly tweeting to GH that Becky should be fired.

    Ces replied

    You are assuming I have not seen those scenes with Lucky? I have and I do not care for her character.

    Vicki replied

    I am guessing that you did not see her rape scenes. I can understand why you can dislike her character but Sam and Carly BOTH have done just as bad of things and that was ok..Heck even Laura in her heyday was NO saint. Carly and Laura BOTH have multiple children w multiple fathers..Alexis does too…

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  11. Ree says:

    They are out of their effing mind if they don’t do EVERYTHING in their power to keep her.

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    Patrick replied

    Thanks Ree

    effing, plus

    can you imagine watching – just – Jason and Sam – ????

    this story would dive faster than… and take GH ratings…. and spiral

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    Harry 1 replied

    and Sam’s mumbling would turn into a puff cloud and meander into the corner of a room like a wayward bubble until it just popped quietly.

    CeeCee replied

    @Harry 1
    The above comment is possibly the funniest visual my brain could ever generate. It is just too humorous to describe…I am at a loss for words. You slay me Harry.

    Tristan replied

    Harry, I have to comment on your comment. Hysterical and very intriguingly visual. Both Sam and Jason mumble to the point where we may need captions. But to be fair, in Kelly M’s case it is because of a severe hearing loss. She maintains that level so that she doesn’t go into shouting mode.

  12. Darla says:

    How does something like this get out so fast? Who does it benefit?

    For me personally, Liz has become intolerable. I deleted Friday’s show from my DVR unwatched after reading a recap online because it was All About Liz. I’m sorry, I can’t the character. If this is true I just hope there is no recast. Bring back Lucky for a week to give her fans their HEA and let the rest of us get some peace from this nonsense.

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    Tay replied

    I agree that if they writer her off, let her go off with Lucky.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes!

    Ces replied

    She IS intolerable. It IS all about Liz and her stupid boys all the time. Everywhere Jason is, she turns up. I will be very happy Liz & Becky leave. Can’t go fast enough for me; maybe then, they can actually re-develop Sam & Jason’s story again!

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    Tristan replied

    It is necessary for Miss Herbst to LOSE HER JOB, so your couple can be happy? You have taken “fandom” to a level that is just unbelievable. It isn’t her fault that GH has written this dreadful storyline. She did not write it.

    Ces replied

    Ask me if I care Tristan? I can like or dislike anyone I choose. I am also entitled to MY opinion! If you crazy obsessed Herbst fan do not like what I have to say then do not reply to my comment.

    Megan replied

    well a jasam redux is as boring as a liaison redux with a new actor. Personally, I am a fan of Liz and RH, the fact that you are so obsessed with Jasam as if that is the only story on GH historically says a great deal. You may not like the character, but perhaps as a fan of GH you could appreciate that she is very popular with many fans, and they are upset. You would feel the same way if Kelly Monaco left. I like both actresses, even if I am not a fan of Sam the character. And i would not want her to leave for her fans. But that is how I roll.

    SW replied

    Jason and Sam = booooooring. And you sound like a complete fool, wishing a real human being ill.

    Vicki replied

    I understand your feelings. I agree that Liz and Sam need to have stories that are AWAY from each other. My point is that they can SIGN Rebecca Budig to a deal and they cant give Rebecca Herbst that also..ABC and GH are insane. Let Sam have Jason…..Its too bad the show will relegate them to being a boring married couple…Marriage is the kiss of death in daytime but I am sure you know that…I like your insights…I see you like your fav couple but I am fighting for fairness for an actress who has been on the show for 18 years before MANY of these no talent newbies showed up.

    Muse replied

    Rebecca has no say in how her character is written. It seems to me that your beef is with the writers and their storylines. The writers will write for the Sam and Jason characters as suggested by the producers, and, again, this has nothing to do with RH. Her character “keeps showing up” because that’s how the writers are writing it. Whether RH leaves or not is completely irrelevant to the Jason and Sam characters, as most likely the writers would then throw other characters into the mix.

  13. Shannon says:

    I am amazed that the last link to the Hardy legacy and the last contract nurse on a show about a hospital is fighting for her job! Becky is the consummate professional and one of the longest standing veterans on GH. They should stop at nothing to keep her especially after the JT fiasco! If Becky goes, I’m done and will follow her anywhere!

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    Melissa replied

    You framed the problem perfectly. Without Liz it’s another nail in the coffin of the hospital. And I suppose if she leaves we will never see Audrey again. Have never understood why the writers seem to hate writing for the Liz character. They always make her overly dependent on being with a man. It’s a broken record.

    Wanted to gag at the Jason-saves-SAM, rushes-to-Sam’s-side scenes yesterday. I am BEYOND caring about this couple. I don’t even necessarily want Jason to go back to Liz. I just want the Sam Jason pairing to be OVER. Let them both find new romances.

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    Vicki replied

    Amen Shannon-The show is called General Hospital and ABC seems to have lost that idea…Elizabeth is part of THE core family of the show.

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    Patrick replied

    “… Liz and Sam need to have stories that are AWAY from each other ”

    valid point ….. respectively, to each lady

    Kelly Monaco : GH : 2003 – present

    Rebecca Herbst : GH : 1997 – present

    ??? I had no idea “Sam” has been on GH as long as she has.

    just had to point out.. that it’s proof positive… these two can be contract and not have any thing to do with each other…. AT ALL !

    Sam….. You are married to Jason…. END OF STORY !

    Liz… i’d like you to meet ; Franco; Ric ; Griffin

    I love the post: does RH have to be fired for Jasam to be forever happy ?

    Elizabeth Webber… IS General Hospital

    it baffles me… that – ONE – character… kudos to her magnate self… Rebecca Herbst… proved… in all of year 2015… that she can mix and mingle and feast with the whole cast… what a treat

  14. Scoma60 says:

    If they let Becky go then the idiots are running the asylum. She’s an 18 year vet, a legacy character and a proven asset in pairings. She sold LL2 (w/3 actors),Liason (w/2 actors),LiRic and Niz. Despite tptb regularly throwing Becky & Liz under the bus, Becky never failed to turn S#@T into gold.

    They won’t negotiate with Becky but can give a rudderless Budig a FOUR year contract, cow tow to Mo Benard’s every whim, and still try and make countless newbies work (Valerie,Nina,Sabrina,KiKi). Idiots!

    The show has only TWO contract actors on the hospital side: Patrick->now Griffin and Elizabeth. That is a HUGE problem. Stick a fork in what once was General Hospital. It’s now Mobster Land.

    If Becky leaves I’ll follow her to whatever job she finds and finally turn off my once beloved GH. Fed Up!

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    Abruzzfan replied

    Well said Scoma60!

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    Justin replied

    Agree completely! Thank you.

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    Elizabeth replied

    Couldn’t have said it better myself!

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    Melissa replied

    I’ll still watch GH because it’s hard to turn your head away from a car accident as it’s happening. Otherwise agree with every point you made!

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    Patrick replied

    @scoma60

    your paragraph 2 really nailed it

    HAYDEN ! as played by Rebecca Buddig is “GIVEN” a 4 YEAR contract

    almost site unseen … unheard of in these trying times

    YET ! Rebecca Herbst is at a crossroads ????

    the character of Liz is far more accessible with the chemistry with the whole CAST

    ————-

    if year 2016 goes down as the Sonny and Carly – Jason and Sam ; GH SHOW

    ???? it would be easier to let RH’ Liz out…??? easier to forgot what isn’t their… and that much of an easier pill to swallow ??? that accepting Jason and Sam is going to be that much easier ????

    Let’s drink the Kool-Aid

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    Megan replied

    and they should have made Buddig a legacy character, it was a stupid decision to make yet another new character. They are short on old families but there are lots of younger members they could have brought back. they have barely anyone at the hospital as pointed out, but we have innumerable Corinthos. This writing team and their executive team, Varni and Valentini, seem to have no idea what they are doing. At least Carlivati had a vision, and it worked for a while. What is their vision of the show? But at the very least, losing Becky is a sign that they have no clue what fans want. Even those who are not big fans of the character Liz know she is a legacy character, they know her storied history. She is the real face of GH these days for real fans, not Sonny, and Not Alexis, as much as Varni tries to make it the Corinthos hour.

    Elizabeth replied

    Exactly. Nothing would have been more compelling than bringing Rebecca Budig in as Sarah Weber. She still could have been paired with Nikolas as they explored rekindling their high school romance. And she could have been a doctor, in need of money and still roped into the Cassadine ELQ thing, or not.

    But Rebecca Budig would have made a fabulous Sarah Weber.

  15. Susannah says:

    If Becky leaves then I’m leaving too. I watched this shows for Scrubs and Liz, with Robin and Patrick already gone, I was hanging on by a thread anyway. If Liz is no longer on the show, my last tie to the show is cut too. 20 years of watching the show over, which is kind of sad.

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  16. Michelle says:

    I hope GH and Rebecca Herbst reach an agreement. Elizabeth Webber is my favorite character and the only reason I still watch GH. If ABC is foolish enough to let this often overlooked actress go, I would be thrilled to watch her on whatever show is fortunate enough to sign her.

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  17. carrie says:

    Jason was not the love of her life, Lucky was. As a 40 yr fan of Gh , I would be fine if she left.

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    Tay replied

    Thank you on the Lucky part!! I feel like they tried to MAKE Jason the love of her live because Lucky was off screen & unavailable.

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    Muse replied

    The writers can have Liz find someone new – it’s rather drastic to just write the character off the show!

  18. john says:

    Want her to stay on GH and finally be paired with TC. Nik and Liz are everything.
    Days is too busy casting every out of work soap actor there is.

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  19. aria says:

    omg this can’t be happening why o why? please it would be a big blow to loose Rebecca, please GH don’t disappoint us becky fans..

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  20. 4ever DAYS says:

    She would be a great addition to DAYS as Sarah Horton!

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    Cathy replied

    As long as she isn’t the new Abigail I’m ok with her going to Days.

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    CeeCee replied

    Patrick, Rebecca is pushing 40. Abigail is supposed to be in her middle 20′s. I hope TPTB don’t jump the age again. She would look ridiculous next to Chad. I am not being ageist, just realistic…LOL. Later.

    Patrick replied

    Suzanne Rogers’ Maggie is so deserving of immediate family

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    CeeCee replied

    I am so sorry, my sweet, sweet, poetic Patrick. My above post was meant for Cathy. Later.

    Tay replied

    Sarah would be good or perhaps Stephanie. I know I’m in a minority here, but I have been hoping that Days would bring Sarah or Stephanie back with a lesbian story line, and I don’t see Becky in that role. However, that’s probably not part of Days plan for the foreseeable future and if given proper writing, she’ll do great in either role.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Yes, bring on the lesbians!!

    CeeCee replied

    Hi, 4ever,
    I’ll appreciate Rebecca wherever she goes. But, I have gotten so used to seeing her on GH, as Liz, it will be so disappointing and discouraging not to see her at her ‘post’, pun intended, as Nurse Weber and Miss Lizzie.
    Needless to say, she needs to go where the bread and butter is. Later, my friend.

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    CeeCee replied

    Webber

    CeeCee replied

    Now, THAT, 4ever, makes more sense. Sarah Horton, it is. I think Rebecca is too old to play both Stephanie and Abigail; realistically, that is. But, it’s a soap. TPTB have no regard to age.
    However, let’s just hope Rebecca stays put…..all speculation!

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    Patrick replied

    Sarah Brown could return with a daughter >>>> ta-da ! Lauren Boles is her beloved daughter…. LOL

    Maggie and Mickey (step-father) raised Sarah… her real biological father, is Neil Curtis

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    Patrick replied

    argh! Sarah Brown = Sarah Horton

    CeeCee replied

    I did not know that, Patrick.

    Patrick replied

    Hi Ceec:

    ie: Sarah Horton… I did not know that, either
    read it on Wiki….. argh! it’s as good enough a resource for mwah

    anyway… Rebecca Herbst, being courted by Sony and Days

    I read a thread; on Yahoo.com

    that are in fact courting her… and will write for her… a new character !!!!!

    ??? which doesn’t fit well with me at all . argh! look what happened to Melissa Archer, Sarah Brown, and well we all know that act

    i’m with all the posts… that to solidify a character, that much faster…
    an the off chance, GH really does spite themselves

    RH should be either, Carrie Brady or Sarah Horton

    hummmm ??? Neil Curtis… as played by Joseph Gallison… Gloria Loring’ ex_Liz….

    who knew Maggie had a tryst with that dastardly a whole lot off… Neil

  21. Margaret says:

    I would be perfectly happy for Liz to leave PC. I have never liked her and the past year has made me like her even less. Have nothing against Becky at all.

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    Muse replied

    Then your problem is with the writers, not the actress. Why should the actress leave when the problem is the writing? I don’t understand why people keep saying that, then stating they have nothing against the actress, because clearly there is some kind of disconnect going on if they think that the way to write a storyline to their satisfaction is to fire the actress!

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  22. Mika says:

    Hope it all works out. Days would waste the talent like so many others.

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  23. Linda says:

    Herbst needs to stay as her storylines have improved within the last year. I like seeing the conflict between her, Jason and Sam.

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  24. Amy says:

    I think it would be for the best! Fresh start, broaden her horizons. I think the character of Liz has reached a standstill. It’s always the same thing no matter who writes her. Limited character. Also too many other characters have been written ooc just to give her character some validity. I don’t mean to sound so harsh but it’s true. That means it’s time for a change! Another soap would give her a clean slate and allow her to grow. Too much has happened for this GH character to be redeemed. Before people start flipping out maybe this is what she wants and needs! GH will certainly survive

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    Tristan replied

    And yet Sonny and Julian – two murderers — have been redeemed. As has Nina, who stole a woman’s baby in a sickening fashion. As has that woman. As has the serial killer Franco. But Liz is…worse??????

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    RemyLC replied

    ” too many other characters have been written ooc just to give her character some validity.”

    It’s the other way around. Liz has been written terribly out of character to be a foil for JaSam. It’s been clear that Varni and Valentini have pushed these fan wars to the brink. Instead of writing character-driven stories it’s this lame Betty/Archie/Veronica mess. Liz has been thrown under the bus and her history with Jason was rewritten for the worse, while Sam’s history was rewritten for the better. I’m not a shipper of either couple so I’m coming from an objective place. I actually feel both women have carried Billy Miller/Jason for over a year at this point. It’s really sad. If I was Becky I would leave too. Liz is the last remaining member of the show’s founding family and they just don’t care. I really don’t know what has to happen for ABC to step in and actually care about what’s going on on that show.

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  25. Jennifer Cross says:

    I think it’s time for her to move on from GH. Her character has done some really rotten things that many of us find in redeemable.

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    Shan replied

    Yet the stars of the show are mobsters who kill people?? Please!

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    Lucy D. replied

    She’s more irredeemable than those that murdered others? Or let babies be kidnapped? SMH

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    Tristan replied

    Jennifer, “many of” you are just…I don’t know. This hate is just unbelievable. So…you’d like Becky, a mother of three, to lose her job because of poor widdle Sam and Jason? I didn’t realize Becky actually also wrote the stories. Shameful and nutty!

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Truly! Compared to about half of the residents of Port Charles who are either mobsters, mobster molls, mobster wanna-bes, or mobster apologists, Liz is an absolute saint even on her most unjustifiable days.

    CeeCee replied

    You go, Lucy D!!!!!! I echo that!

    RemyLC replied

    Sonny murdered AJ, yet tells anyone who will listen that Ava’s a cold blooded killer. His hypocrisy is unreal. Do we really want to go there with people who are irredeemable? He would be at the top of that list, yet he’s GH’s “patriarch” now. Dr. Hardy is probably rolling in his grave.

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  26. fginaspy says:

    I sure hope negotiations can continue as I would love to see RH remain on GH with the current storyline. I’ve never been able to stick with Days.

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  27. Leslie says:

    Becky needs a fresh start. Liz is set on repeat, same stories, no character growth, always the interloper in an already solid couple. Maybe if she goes to DAYS, she’ll get a great story where she can use her acting skills. Imo Liz is a unless character now. Wish Becky lots of luck, on her next journey

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    Muse replied

    I think RH does a great job, considering how her character has been written. It’s not necessary to get rid of an actress because the writing isn’t to your liking! That seems unreasonable.

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  28. veronica says:

    I think its her time to move on. Her & lucky were the power couple for her but they ruined that. Her character has no one to be a part of. Steve & kelly fought hard to make jasam a powercouple, thats why so much love for the pair. Kelly makes it easy with billy or steve to make jasam great! I guess it might be time for becky to move on & find a new leading man to make her own powercouple.

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    kball replied

    *snort* jasam is not a powercouple. It takes decades and actual acting to get to that level. The mumblers will never ever be there.

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    Harry 1 replied

    KBall, these JASAM fans seem to have a screw loose.
    They seem blithely unaware that Kelly Monaco and Rebecca Herbst actually like each other.

    Lucy D. replied

    Thanks for saying that. There’s not even a relationship there–but people call them a power couple. The power seems like its permanently turned off.

    Tristan replied

    I think what we re seeing here is a concerted campaign on most of the soap sites by Sam and Jasam fans to overwhelm positive support of Becky.
    And yes, the fact the Kelly Monaco and Becky Herbst are friends who totally support each other, is utterly lost on the fanatics fueling the Liz bashing.

    Yes, Lucy D., “the power seems like it is permanently turned off,” which is why Liz is continually inserted into the mix. SHE creates the drama, not the other two.

    Tristan replied

    Harry, this is definitely a concerted campaign by the organized Sam/Jasam fans. They are posting their “anti-Liz campaign” Twitter tags below. Despicable. And kind of sick.

  29. Laura says:

    If Becky Herbst was smart she would leave GH. Time for her to move along to better things instead of the same old recycled stories GH keeps giving her.

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  30. FlameGirl says:

    I want her to stay! Elizabeth played by no one else but Rebecca Herbst is why I still give GH a chance. It’s been up and down, good and awful, but Becky is consistently wonderful ! #KeepBecky !

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    Abruzzfan replied

    #KeepBecky !

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  31. Elle says:

    I love Becky and she is as important to Elizabeth (as her original portrayer) as Liz is to the history and legacy of GH’s origins.

    Becky is probably one of the least Diva like stars on GH as she is always humbled, appreciative and a team player so while GH pulled out all these strings (including purse strings) for stars and characters that are of no consequence to GH like Stafford, West, Howarth amongst a parade of new characters who are just random, unfamiliar faces and not the reasons I watch GH they have denied Becky what she has earned.

    If Becky leaves, I suspect many will follow…she has a legion of fans and has been one of GH’s most Popular ladies for over a decade now. There is no way they can lose Herbst and not have it leave a very negative impact on the show. I support Becky in all her endeavors and I am sure she knows what is best for her and her family.
    I cannot say I would be surprised if she walks away from negotiations…she has loved playing Elizabeth and they have really run the character into the ground and fans have bitched online for quite some time.

    My thoughts on Days are none since I do not watch that show and have no intentions on doing so. I would rather see Becky on B&B, she loves fashion in real life and has made her own dresses so I think that show would suit her well.

    I could also see Becky as a Chloe recast on The Young and The Restless, playing the feisty fashionista last played by Liz Hendrickson. It would be a real treat to see her and Jason Thompson play rather deliciously devilish exes Chloe and Billy and perhaps there would be a romance for Dylan and Chloe in the works with Steve Burton over there now.
    Whatever the future holds for Becky on GH or not, She is a fan favorite and she always will be…no GH exit cannot ever undo what she’s meant to fans and to the show.

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    CeeCee replied

    Wow! Perfectly written post, Elle.
    I had never thought about it, but Rebecca could play Chloe famously. Same body-type; expressive, beautiful face…yes, I like it!
    I know you’ve been watching for a lot longer than I, so I trust what you say.
    I am starting to like Liz again….but, I hope she walks a straight line and does not regress.
    Later. I truly looooved your post.

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  32. Brian says:

    She would be great on Days if they gave her the right character and didn’t waste her talent like they did Sarah Joy Brown and a few others.

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    Tay replied

    agreed! SJB would have been a great Sarah Horton or even a cousin to the DiMera or Kiriakis family.

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    Joyce snyder replied

    Agree

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  33. Jen says:

    Honestly, I am shocked by this news. Rebecca Herbst has been utterly stunning this past year, portraying Elizabeth’s highs and lows to perfection, with emotionally deep material. She’s a phenomenal actress and I will be very frustrated if General Hospital lets her go. Her story right now is huge as Elizabeth deals with Jake’s emotional and physical injuries. I can’t imagine the show without Rebecca Herbst at all. She’s one of the best actresses in daytime and deserves every accolade I see her get in magazine letters and articles. She has chemistry with absolutely everyone and all of her pairings are gold. If she is let go–and I certainly hope not–I will definitely watch her on another show whether I already watch that show or not. She’s brilliant. General Hospital and ABC should not let her go.

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    Patrick replied

    beautifully said, Jenn

    utterly stunning both physically and a stunning reverberating performance

    show after show she yields net

    what’s not to watch

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    SW replied

    Jen–preach!! Couldn’t have said it better!

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    Vicki replied

    Amen Jen, FANS need to do what we did before when they tried to fire her….

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  34. elm51 says:

    i hope she stays on gh – she is the only connection to steve hardy on the canvas – besides dool is in a major negotiation to stay on the air right now – they have told the writer to stop writing until a new deal with nbc has been reached……………………

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    van replied

    Stay where , you are general hospital, is the best soap on TV now. Days of Our Lives the worst. along with the B& B and the Young and the Restless. I ‘m only watching General Hospital. so are friends of mine.
    please stay where you are you have been there for a long time. please
    stay we love you Liz. GH is where you belong!!!!

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  35. aynonmous says:

    Please everyone don’t believe daytime confidential, cdl, soapspy (to name a few), sorry Michael, but those sources are a bunch of $HITRAGS

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    Cassie replied

    Celebrity Dirty Laundry know, there stuff better than Daytime confidential.

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    Melissa replied

    I think either the actress of TPTB at GH would have denied the rumors by now if they weren’t true.

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    RemyLC replied

    Daytime Confidential has proven time and time again that their sources are legit. Don’t lie to the people. They have a history of being right when it comes to this type of stuff. If you don’t like the site that’s fine, but they have receipts. And I definitely believe them over some others.

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    Tristan replied

    RemyLC is right. Daytime Confidential and Jamey Giddens are totally legitimate. Jamey has great sources and he uses them honorably.

  36. Brenda irvin says:

    I want her to stay she plays Elizabeth Weber good don’t watch DOOL.

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  37. agendagirl says:

    I would be ok with Elizabeth being killed off and going on the other soap. Seems like a neat way to tie things up.

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  38. Colleen McEntee says:

    I want Rebecca to stay. Elizabeth is my favorite character on GH. She one of the few reasons I still watch & without her, I don’t think I will continue.

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  39. Gloria Zimmerman says:

    I think she Rebecca would do great work on Days!!!! Let her spread her wings!

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  40. Chrystie_Delancey says:

    Oh Rebecca, spread your wings! You are not appreciated at ABC/GH. You have more talent in your little pinky than most have in their entire body.

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  41. RemyLC says:

    So they can bring back Michael Easton for his 1,485th role but can’t find a way to keep Becky? She’s the last remaining member of GH’s original core family. I guess the Hardy lineage doesn’t matter when they have their new core, the Corinthos clan. Ugh.

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    Shan replied

    And they wonder why ratings are atrocious.

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  42. Trudy says:

    Becky’s Liz is the heart and soul of GH. She spins gold out of terrible OOC stories . Frank V should stop hiring stars from other shows and pony up the money to keep one of GH’s real stars.

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  43. Jeremy says:

    GH needs to settle business with Rebecca, because Liz would have to be recasted, and that would be a challenging role to recast after Rebecca having occupied the role with GH for such a long run. However, DAYS may be a much needed departure for Rebecca; it all depends on what Rebecca wants and desires. I will support her discussion either way. For GH, it would be a huge loss, however, Rebecca never seems to get decent story and where’s her Emmy love??? Maybe, a new role with DAYS will be best for this extremely talented thespian. I love Liz and I love Rebecca. Let’s see IF DAYS does get the renewal this month.

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    davlestev1 replied

    Look the girl is not Meryl Streep. .she heard the Days rumor and or had already been approached. .Days is on the bubble. .GH is being penned by infamous show killers. .I hardly see this as a hold your breath situation on this 4 show only canvas. ..she’d do well to stay put. .a big name could replace her and we’d be saying RH who. ..the days of irreplaceable are long gone in daytime

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    Patrick replied

    you speak the absolute truth @dav

    the business of being in daytime is so limited… employment wise

    actors just can’t upend themselves and land in far more equitable positions, as it were… inasmuch as they deserve to be big time

    she’s one of the gems nevertheless in this genre that deserve respect and lauded for what she brings to the table canvas and cast

    Johnny replied

    The rumor I heard today, was that NBC wanted to cancel Days 2 years ago and replace it with a talk show. Update tonight I heard on the radio that Days might get picked up for 1 or 2 years. Hoping for the best.

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  44. Paul Grabsky says:

    GH needs to keep this very talented address. Rebecca brings so much emotion to the show and her fans.
    STAY REBECCA STAY! PLEASE!

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    Abruzzfan replied

    #KeepRebecca !

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  45. toscanti says:

    GH made this mistake once before when JFP was at the helm, it did bode well with fans then and it won’t bode well now. Personally, I’m tired of the soap hopping between the writers, executive producers, and the actors. Enough is enough!

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  46. Rosanne says:

    I would really hate to see her leave her role as Elizabeth.. That would be really bad for GH.. However Inwatch Days too.. And as long as they give her a good role she would be a great addition over there too.. Just have to be careful because the other rumor floating around is that the writers were told to stop writing scripts because Days has yet to be renewed ..

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    Wendy replied

    Yes I heard that to, lets pray that Days gets renewed.

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    Patrick replied

    “…lets pray that Days gets renewed ”

    I am praying for this show to be renewed, minimally… for 2 years, plus

    that all these people associated with; affiliated with; who help produce this show

    CELEBRATE WITH US : THE FANS

  47. Melly says:

    I’m a huge fan so I will follow her wherever she goes, but I’d rather she not go to DOOL. There is not one actor I’m interested in seeing her paired with in that soap. I’m down for a SB and RB reunion on Y&R, but don’t see that happening. Whoever gets her will be lucky.

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  48. Shannon McJet says:

    True BH is on the frontt burner, but she is definitely not popular!I wish her luck!

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    kball replied

    Not popular? There couldn’t be a less true statement. I think it should be fairly obvious to anyone, and everyone, at this point that Rebecca Herbst and Liz have some if the most passionate and large fan bases on a soap period. She is one of the longest running characters on GH and has a massive fan base. Don’t underestimate that. It’s happened before and it ended with ABC looking idiotic and having to rehire her.

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    Patrick replied

    @kball

    “thank you” for all you’ve said

    just have to gavel

    Rebecca Herbst and Liz have some if the most passionate and large fan bases on a soap period.

    dang!

    Harry 1 replied

    Kball, there is no reasoning with the irrational JASAM fans.
    I think their mother ship is sending them messages again.

    Shan replied

    She is easily the most popular actress on GH with fans.

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    Justin replied

    Not popular? GH endured a huge backlash a few years ago when Bob Guza wanted to kill off Elizabeth. I suspect if she goes, many many viewers will follow.

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    Tristan replied

    Harry, not only irrational but organized. I am unfamiliar with most of these posters. At most, stories about Becky on this site generate one or two negatives. This avalanche is clearly a concerted effort by the Jasam fans, who are flooding the soap boards with their vitriol.

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Factual correction (that doesn’t affect the gist of people’s points being made here): The edict to kill off Liz (actually, I thought they were going to have her have a nervous breakdown and get carted off permanently to the psych ward and not killed off, but I might misremember that) came from Brian Frons (who did not like the character or the actress, apparently), not from JFP (as somebody above said) and not from Guza—both of whom were guilty of some very bad decisions while they were at GH, but the Becky/Liz situation was not one of them.

    aria replied

    your clueless, every popular actor has their haters, but believe when i say she’s more popular then not, so you clearly are clueless and not familiar with the fan base or else you would know she’s one of the top stars, just look at soap in depth where she’s constantly on the top of the a stress list.

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    Anonymous replied

    She is not I agree! I mean seriously? lol she’s talented but she’s no Tony Geary and not the best on the show. Also the fact this is happening a second time speaks volumes. Shes been hanging on by her teeth for a LONG time it’s time for someone over at GH to grow a pair and let her go! This character of Liz is spent. Let her try something new and believe me she will be fine. The last time when it announced she was let go prematurely it was her husbands doing! I’m assuming the same is happening now. Also for her or her “team” to put this out there during sweeps is just so wrong! I’d fire her just for that! Gh is depending on sweeps. She must not really want to be there or respect her job. I hope this publicity stunt backfires

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    Tristan replied

    Another Jasamer, I presume. I will give you all credit for being incredibly well organized in your hate campaign.

    Darla replied

    Yeah. I personally believe these kind of stunts, along with her, let us say, dedicated (ahem) fan base, make it more and more unlikely another soap would pick her up. I’ll tell you I would drop dead of shock if she landed at Y & R. Not happening. They don’t need any part of that drama. MAYBE Days…

  49. Mary SF says:

    Days has in the past woefully misused big names in soaps so I don’t know if she would be better off there. But right now it sounds more like a gossip item planted out there to make ABC think they might lose her if they don’t snap her up now and give her whatever the issue is that is stalling talks with her. Personally I hope she stays with GH.

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  50. Tara says:

    GH and Becky Herbst need to come to an agreement on her contract. Her character is enmeshed into several families. The Liz character’s children are also tied to a couple of families as well. Jake is in a front burner storyline, for starters. The other children can be in their own storylines as well.

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  51. Steven Thompson says:

    Here the thing 1. She got offer more money 2. GH in trouble with rating 3 yes
    Days of our live deserve her because there renew tell 2021 yeah go days

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  52. Shari says:

    I don’t always love Liz and that is because RH portrays her so well.
    I would hate to see her leave. Liz is a legacy character and she also
    works at the hospital. These are character traits that are important to
    long time viewers who still crave some GH history.

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  53. denise says:

    I would rather see her on Days of our lives, may get a better role where she is married and a child. where she won’t be trying to see men that are married or seeing someone else.

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  54. Melissa says:

    They’ve not treated the actress or the character as well as they should, in my opinion. The character of Liz is always at sea romantically. Would not blame Rebecca for jumping ship, just as I did not blame Jason Thompson for going to Y&R. Whatever her next moves, I wish her the best of luck with thanks for bringing such a great character to GH all these years. If she goes, there goes another representative of a core GH family. Tragic.

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  55. Jimmy says:

    The absolute LAST thing DAYS needs right now is another casting addition. They just lost Kassie DePaiva, Greg Vaughan is on his way out, and Kate Mansi is gone in a few months too. In their place, a slew of newbies has been brought on, albeit most with interesting story, but the point is that DAYS is way too cast heavy right now, and they still have new characters set to join the show in the next few months. More new cast members would be a mistake

    Then again, DAYS has a vivid past of bringing in talented stars, throwing lackluster stories at them, and then chucking them a year or two after they debut (see: Kassie DePaiva, Daniel Cosgrove, Greg Vaughan, Sarah Brown, Melissa Archer, Tamara Braun [as Taylor], Natalia Livingston, Ian Buchanan, etc.)

    But the real problem here is GH. What on earth is going on there? Why would they think losing one of the precious few hospital staff, a character who is involved in GH’s current frontburner story, the only connection to the Hardy family on canvas, and a talented actress who has chemistry with practically all of her screen partners, would even be a conceivable idea?!

    GH has a serious problem with losing their top talent to make room for useless newbies (Jordan, Sabrina, Kiki, Nathan, Andre, Curtis, Nina, Valerie, etc.) many of whom have no connection to the canvas, yet one of the longest running vets and by far a more compelling character possible exit? That’s totally inexcusable.

    I know Elizabeth has been insufferable lately. Many viewers have grown sick of her antics and lying and total character assassination that she went through (which was started by Ron C) but if other characters can be redeemed, so can Elizabeth, and hopefully the writing will improve for her character. But GH needs to smarten up and realize what they’re about to lose. Keep Rebecca Herbst on the show!

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    Tristan replied

    First Jason Thompson. Now Rebecca Herbst. Complete lack of investment by GH in two of its true powerhouse talents. If she leaves…another black mark against the executives of GH. And they should expect, and will receive, quite backlash.

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    Chrystie_Delancey replied

    Elizabeth Webber = Sharon Newman

    Both actors and characters deserve better.
    :-(

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    Vicki replied

    Well said in few words….

    Dee 1 replied

    I have been watching GH with my mother since I was a little girl. I have watched the other three remaining soaps as well since I was a kid back in the seventies. I remember RH first airdate I think she should stay on GH.
    I am not one of those soap fans opposed to new characters I love Sabrina and Felix not so much a fan of Paul,Valerie and Curits.
    I do not think any show can survive just on vets some of the people watching now were babies or not born for example when Luke married Laura or Robert was married to Holly. If it cannot be found on youtube it does not exist for them. You have to bring on new characters or actors from other shows to attract new viewers or viewers that lost their favorite actors because the show was cancelled.
    All soaps do this, but Days kind of sucks at retaining new actors, and vets from other soaps. I think GH is going to have to do whatever it takes to keep RH she has been on a long time and has a very loyal and large fan base that GH cannot afford to lose

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  56. Katie says:

    We all have our favorites on this show, I don’t care if you love GH as a whole. I’ve only been watching the show since 1998 but Liz is my favorite character and I know I won’t be the only Liz fan out of the 2 million or so viewers left watching GH who will stop watching if Becky departs. Given the writing or lack thereof, lol, the biggest draw of daytime is romance. Becky is a chem magnet and I’ve enjoyed all of the Liz romances on this show. The only other couples I truly enjoyed were Carly/Jax and Patrick/Robin. Also, the Liz character is a legacy character & they’ve killed so many off. I would hate to see her written out. I would miss Becky, who I think is a versatile actress who does comedy and drama well. Days is ok & I’d watch it if she went there.

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  57. Mel says:

    All I know is if she leaves I will follow her to whichever show she goes on. Screw GH, I’ve hated how they’ve treated her character anyway! I would love for Becky to go to Y&R

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  58. Patrick says:

    O …. M …. G … !!!!

    Must we always ; be…. “on” ready, alert

    (Thanks Tristan)

    I’ve gotta let this sink in

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    Tristan replied

    I know Patrick. As soon as I heard the news, I had to post it on the other Becky thread to prepare you!

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  59. Patrick says:

    ” ARE … Sony and DAYS waiting in the wings ”

    darned tootin’

    wouldn’t she be …. a fired up Carrie !?!?

    return Anna DiMera and her daughter…

    I LOVE Christie Clark as Carrie

    just saying… for DAYS to snag a high yield across the board LEADING ACT

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  60. Rochelle Fugette says:

    I want her to go to Y&R , if she leaves, she could be with Steve Burton and Jason Thompson

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    Joyce snyder replied

    Nice idea

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  61. Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman) says:

    I hope things work out with GH. Elizabeth is an important character historically and Rebecca is a fine actress who is always a pleasure to watch – no matter the quality of material. The teaming with Roger Howarth is intriguing. As a viewer, I don’t want to lose connections to the show’s non-Corinthos past.

    “Days of our Lives”, depending on the character, might be a good fit, but if I were her I would want ironclad options regarding airtime, etc. They put together great casts, but have been known to let them down.

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  62. Rosemarie Fike says:

    We have lost so many people , there has been rough times for all on the story lines…let her deal with it all, and move on in a better way! She has been on a long time, I have watched since 1967

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  63. su0000 says:

    GH let Rebecca go, once before..
    I believe her fans got her back.
    She has been with GH near 20 years, it would do her well to leave and grow..
    She should leve before another 20 years of her life is wasted in a soap..

    ohh 17 yrs, ok/

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    rebecca1 replied

    I don’t think her life is being wasted, Su. I’d say, without obviously knowing her but just from the outside looking in…she kinda has it all. Happy marriage, healthy kids, steady employment in a dying genre.

    If she does choose to leave over “failed negotiations” it’s about money, as opposed to wanting to get out of soap work. Acting is her chosen profession and she has gotten to do that for a long time…with different actors and different storylines. I thnk it could get really interesting with whatever they’re developing between Liz and Franco (even if it’s just friendship), perhaps something with whomever Michael Easton turns out to be…or maybe something with the new, gorgeous doc in town. With the influx of new characters it gives new life to more established characters. And…there is proba ly something interesting coming up with lil Jake, especiasly if it relates to his time with Helena. If Rebecca goes to another soap than it’s well…another soap.

    As you have rightly mentioned several times, GH affords their actors to take other work during their downtime so she can technically audition for film, etc.

    Personally I’d be disappointed if she left. But as we all know and I think.agree on, it’s the actor’s life and if she has a desire to go to another soapto c pursue primetime or film, I wish her well.

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    She’s got kids, su, and an actor husband whom I haven’t seen do too much since he left GH years ago. Sometimes steady employment is a good thing; I doubt she feels she’s wasting her time on the soaps. I have always had the impression that her family was her first priority.

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    Lew S. replied

    Su, don’t faint, but I agree with you. Everyone needs to grow and change is good. If this is a monetary situation, which it probably is, remember some of the soap greats have had to take pay cuts. These are not the golden days of soaps. I don’t know if she would have much success at DAYS, because as someone posted, their new characters/established actors only last for a year or less. If she were to leave, she would probably do better at Y&R. All the best to her.

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  64. JUNE says:

    I REALLY HOPE GH KEEPS BECKY…BUT, SHE REALLY DOES NEED A NEW STORYLINE..SOMETHING TO DO WITH HER NURSING SKILLS….THEY DO NEED TO PAY HER MORE, SHE IS AN OUTSTANDING ACTRESS…

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  65. Gerr says:

    Change is good. Wish her the best, be well RH! #letherspreadherwings #LetBeckyGo #theShowWillGoOn

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    Tristan replied

    You should be ashamed of yourself. Advocating for the dismissal of this actress and breadwinner of her family.

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  66. Patrick says:

    oy! I think… I started watching GH from 2011 ON

    Sharon and Adam broke up ON Yand R… had to be around the year 2011… and I had just had it

    so I packed my mad hatter and tipped GH

    here I come

    LOL

    as a newbie… I fell in love with Rebecca Herbst

    I just dont’ get… how so many posts are done with Liz…
    and for me , the bottom line… is most fans are sick of Sweet depend upon Liz… is written so out of character !!!!

    so efffing what ???

    Liz OWNED 2015… generated most all the buzz… on her OWN !

    for GH not to catapult… plus all the history Liz is… PLUS she easily carries the show… and ACTS with the whole CAST

    this is absolute asinine behavior if GH doesn’t contract

    Rebecca Herbst is so deserving

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    Rose replied

    We don’t know the posturing that’s going on in the “negotiations.” Just some thoughts…after almost 20 yrs being Liz/Elizabeth maybe , as some other commenters have suggested, Rebecca what’s to see what else is out there. And right now she’s at the top of her game . Whether you liked the “bad” Elizabeth or not, she did a great job in this role. And who knows when she will have that juicy of a role on GH anytime soon, or if she goes back to being nice/needy/mommy nurse Liz.

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    Patrick replied

    Thanks Rose

    there’s a lot of newbies…. spouting vitriol

    per your words – “…right now she’s at the top of her game ”

    ’nuff said… she’s a Marvelous Actress

  67. Patrick says:

    Days of OUR Lives

    hummmm ????

    days is rehiring Daniel Cosgrove ???? back to Hope
    days is courting Rebecca Herbst… as … Carrie ? for Rafe ! for Chad ? for Fynn
    for Justin… for Lucas…

    LOL see ?!?! how everything is possible

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  68. Shan says:

    If TPTB at General Hospital are dumb enough to lose Becky/Liz, I am done as a viewer. That will be the nail in the coffin for me. I have seen Becky be under valued, unappreciated, given crappy stories to prop other actors who obviously have better agents and throw tantrums to get their way, and all the while she has stayed LOYAL and given her all to stories even when they are ABSURD and hurt her character.

    She has always been grateful and kind thru it all. When we see certain other people trash the show that made them famous and wealthy, yet be catered to! What is wrong here??

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  69. Theresa Lizotte says:

    Rebecca needs to stay at GH she has been there for over 19 years. She plays a single mother raising a family with a career and making ends meet. That is very important to the younger generation watching the show. I’d like to see the writers Wright her in a happy ending. Please keep Rebecca on GH.

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  70. Joyce snyder says:

    Days of our lives goes through people fast. She might not even have a job there long. Look at Ned. He left GH for Days, and is gone again already. She better get a solid contract with them.

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  71. Michelle Natale Cirruzzo says:

    NO WAY GH IS FAMILY AND WE R SO USE TO REBECCA PLEASE STAYYYY RIGHT HERE WE LOVEEE U REBECCA!!!!!!

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  72. Marilyn Williams says:

    Rebecca is a terrific actress. GH should keep her on contract with Gh. She would be missed!!❤

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  73. Lucy D. says:

    If they let Becky go at GH, they’re idiots. She’s one of the best actors on the show. If she leaves I hope it’s for Y&R. And thousands of her fans will follow her.

    If you Liz haters think Becky leaving clears the path for Jason & Sam, you 1) aren’t really familiar with how soaps work 2) are counting on the fact that Billy Miller isn’t already halfway out the door.

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  74. Theadore says:

    I wonder what outrageous demands she’s making? That’s the only thing that would stall the negotiations. And the leak, clearly done by either her manager or husband was “dropped” so that her fans would go mad on Facebook and Twitter, which they are. She’s hoping all her rabid fans posts and tweets to TPTB will sway ABC to give in to her demands. I hope they don’t! She isn’t more important or popular than the other GH leading ladies (even though she and her fans think she is) and doesn’t deserve anything that isn’t on par with the rest of them.

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    Darla replied

    That’s what I think. Her and her husband are using her vocal fanbase as a negotiating tactic. And they dropped this the first week of sweeps and the first day of Jasam. Honestly it’s pretty gross to me, and very transparent. Whatever. If this is another PR tactic I’ll just continue to ff her. It’s bad on the days she’s on nearly constantly, but on those days I just don’t watch at all. The Liz Show not a big draw for this longtime GH fan.

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    sonniorsolita replied

    Good point. “Leaking” news of a possible departure is one of the oldest negotiating ploys in the book. And while everyone jumps down the show’s throat for “letting her go,” we really don’t have any idea what she’s asking for. It might not even be her doing the asking; often, these things are handled entirely by managers/agents.

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    It depends on the definition of “outrageous,” Theadore. RH is one of the least diva-like soap stars around, so it’s hard to believe she’s the one being outrageous. It could easily be something like a salary cut; TPTB at ABC have done worse (just ask Anna Lee’s family, for example). I’d also point out that it’s just as likely that ABC, and not RH or anyone associated with her, who planted the item, in order to see what the reaction would be. I’d be willing to bet that the horrible Liz storyline of the last year or so was a deliberate attempt by ABC to decrease the character’s/actress’s popularity as the end of the actress’s contract approached, so that they could succeed in getting rid of her this time; if I’m right, then the item could have been planted so TPTB could judge whether the same level of support was still there as the last time they tried to get rid of her—so that they don’t end up with egg on their face, again.

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    Tristan replied

    I hate to say I agree with you Michael about these tactics, re: Becky and Liz. But, yeah, you may well be right. But let’s be honest, who on GH generates this much of a response pro or con? No one. That is why they should keep her.

    Vicki replied

    I respectfully disagree….She deserves more than SEVERAL of the actresses who are there now…They are paying BIG dollars for 3 actresses right now who are barely on the show these days and in fact 2 of them aren’t even part of core GH families and they are paying for a few ladies who are not very good at their craft and take up story space from the vets we as fans want to see.

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    Patrick replied

    outrageous / stall negotiations / leaks / was “dropped” so that her fans would go mad

    ????

    all speculative
    baseless

    and … oy! this is a doozy…

    biding time…. smarten up GH

    @Tristan : “who on GH generates this much of a response pro or con? No one “

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  75. Tracy says:

    That GH’s powers that be have allowed this situation to develop is mind boggling. After almost a year of watching this stellar actress play out the ridiculously ill-conceived and poorly written Jason return story (and very often carrying it all on her own) with one impressive performance after another, it’s ridiculous to think they’re not doing everything they can to keep her. I love Elizabeth, and what her writing lowered her to was painful to watch, but Becky’s portrayal was can’t-miss TV for me. This news has given me the impression that the show doesn’t value her as they should, and that is annoying as heck. If BH wants to remain at GH, I certainly hope the show comes to its senses. If she decides she’s not willing to be undervalued and chooses to spread her wings I’ll watch her wherever she lands. The last year has made me a fan for life. Strangely, I used to think I’d be a fan of GH for life, but the story mess of this past year and now this news is making me reconsider.

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  76. Dean_Morgan says:

    Becky is such a great performer. I don’t watch GH much anymore, but I do watch Days every day. I would love to see Maggie’s daughter Sarah return… and Herbst would be great opposite Suzanne Rogers. I always loved Becky’s scenes opposite Rachel Ames.

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  77. Michele says:

    Rebecca can act! She takes whatever is written for her and makes it memorable. She deserves better.

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  78. Tanya says:

    Rebecca stay at GH. And either make her REAL bad or give her some happiness. Like her as a Bad girl better though. Good Luck to her which ever way she goes.

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  79. veronica says:

    Lmao! Say what you will, but everyone knows its true. Lol

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  80. Cibyl Hinds says:

    I like Rebecca Herbst. I have been watching GH for a long time and I have never been a big fan of hers. I think she is a good actress, and GH should try and keep her. But if she do leave I hope she have success where ever she go.

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  81. Timmm says:

    She is sitting on the throne and all executives must bow down! Good for her! I was never a fan of Liz but she is a great actress and would be scooped up in a second! To bad Amelia is under contract at Y&R. Becky could easily play the role of Victoria and she would be reunited with “Patrick!”

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  82. alexis says:

    I don’t want Elizabeth to leave gh, she should stay so that Jason and Jake can work things out. That child needs a lot of help stay Liz
    Thank you

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  83. Cheryl says:

    Liz goes I go and Ihate to say that but she has been a favorite of mine since she started and I feel the powers that be did all they could to destroy her to build up Sam character. if Days gets her they get me

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  84. robert says:

    it’s mind-boggling abc is in this position again. it pisses me off they can bring Michael Easton back again and give him the rockstar treatment,yet a vet in Rebecca Hearst who is so loved by the fans gets nothing. this show keeps letting vets go,to bring in newbies who nobody cares about,which is really stupid. GH won’t have any doctors or nurses left soon. the vets have been treated so bad by this regime. i wouldn’t blame Becky for leaving,her storylines have been bad

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  85. aria says:

    i’m hoping this is a bad rumor, i just don’t see Rebecca over on dool, first the show rarely does anything good with any of their major casting coup, they rarely survive on the show, and if Rebecca was to go to DOOl we would have to wait 5 months to see her. GH needs to keep her, i hope this is resolved quickly and that she stays for many years to come.

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  86. Keith says:

    I hope she signs, Rebecca has always been a favorite of mine throughout the years. I remember when the show let her go and the fans got her back, she should think of that and know how much the fans love her and sign a new contract.

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  87. k/kay says:

    Well this is one time I would say if she goes I have always felt she would make a hell of a Mac on Young and The Restless. Yes I know another GH person but I have always felt Mac needed to come back and claim what should have been hers from the little worm Devon. Get on the phone JFP I will hand you the quarter. Can you imagine finally getting my dream pairing Billy & Mac back together played now by Thompson & Herbst!

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    Patrick replied

    the irony… of all this…. ???? posters have GREAT ideas that could easily work… for, Rebecca Herbst.

    I love the posts; saying, come over to Genoa City… and work with STeve Burton and Jason Thompson… or… be the woman in command of Chancellor industries

    LOL… good gosh…. I think she’d be dynamic is Brock’s daughter Mac… helming Chancellor Industries… and … with Jason Thompson playing Billy Abbott…. I like STeve Burton strong solid doesn’t have to say much presence… why wouldn’t it work with Rebecca Herbst

    DAYS : she would be phenominal as Sarah Horton… With Lauren Boles as her daughter…. imagine seeing Maggie, Sarah, and granddaughter as played by ex-Ciara Alice… would work… bring back Lauren Boles

    DAYS: she could be Carrie Brady… Salem new Heroine… now that Daniel is coming back…. he’s Peter BLake … a DiMera , yet still has the hots for Hope

    Rebecca Herbst acting in Salem… WOW … Rafe ! Justin! Lucas ! ex-Aiden ! Peter!

    GH : when a favorite actor or thread gets “SO Many Hits” it takes awhile to read through…. but this lady is clearly talented…. capable of going to any of these shows and LEADING

    General Hospital with no Liz Webber
    Port Charles streets emptied with no Liz Webber

    i’m over all the debate… Jason with Sam and Jason with Liz. period

    Liz; i’d like you to meet;

    Franco ; Ric ; Dr. Griffin Munro

    just write for this lady!

    the rest will take care of itself…. what a dream casting

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    k/kay replied

    A lot of people said why would she go work for someone JFP that fired her but I thought NLG said it was Jill that insisted they hire her back . Either way Frank is a big fool if he lets her go she is a long time veteran one of the nicest people on and off camera and that show is struggling . Never have figured out what goes on in minds of these shows she is the kind of actress you want working on your soap not a troublemaker or Diva just does her job.

  88. Debbie says:

    The Elizabth character came to the show as a confused rebel teenager. She has grown over the years. The stories have made her the way she is seen today. She should stay and stick it to Jason and Sam so tired of those two. Sam come to the show as a con artist and used sex to manipulate the men in her life. She once was a strong character now she is a whiny Fragile character. You can hardly hear her when she speaks. Sorry but I dislike her she should be the one leaving.
    Good story line for Liz would be she gets involved with a shady character some one who dislikes Jason and make problems in his life. That could make Jason react differently to Liz and Sam. Especially If Sam was to leave.
    I would follow Rebecca to what ever show is chooses to go to. I may just stop watching GH it’s now a Sonny and Carly show. Bring back more hospital charater drama the way it use to be.

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    Vicki replied

    Let Sam HAVE Jason……BORING

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  89. Debbie says:

    About an hour ago I made a statement on how I feel now it’s not here. May
    I ask why

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  90. knitter 1 says:

    I’d rather she stayed. Anyone remember GHs Ned? Went to DOOL and hasn’t been seen in a very long time. I miss Ned!

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  91. madluv4u says:

    They really missed one heck of an opportunity in pairing Liz and Patrick. They had a wonderfully well balanced friendship which could have easily transitioned into something substantive, but instead they hrought in that goofy Sabrina and her fake glasses. Becky was also great – I mean pop off of the screen great with Nikolas, but these dumb*** writers are pathetic.
    If they let Rebecca Hearbst leave GH, I am done with watching this show. Oh, but Chrisitina might be gay…. so okay, I may not be completely done, but I will fast forward through every other sceen except Christina and Parker’s!
    That’ll show em!

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  92. su0000 says:

    Rebeca will take the deal..
    After near 20yrs they become too attached to leave/scared to leave..
    She’s not going anywhere….

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    Megan replied

    Maybe RH should, though, she has worked so hard even with bad writing. She has put up with a great deal including being fired a few years ago. Perhaps a change would be good for her, challenge her as an actress, she is already a terrific one. I personally would like her to go to Y & R, but if she goes to Days they better make her a legacy character. No new character, give her a reason to be on the canvass. Days has a bad track record lately for bringing on great actors and then writing terribly for them and firing them. I don’t want that to happen to BH.

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  93. BB for GH says:

    Wow!! This saddens me & I do hope they reach an understanding to keep her. I have read the posts & as it stands now RH may leave but there has been nothing to indicate “Liz” is going as well. As much as the JaSam supporters want her to, I personally don’t see that happening. Liz is a vital part of GH history, connected to so many in the community, one of the only “vet” nurses left at GH. So for me the reality is do I want to see Liz played by a recast? NO !! Yes we just did it with “Jason” but look what we have gone through & he is still not Jason 100% yet. With Liz having 3 kids I also feel this will be difficult for the child actors as well. RH is an amazing actress & will do well wherever she goes but I am hoping she stays. I personally can’t see “Liz” with anyone else portraying her. I also can’t see GH getting rid of her (Liz).

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  94. roo says:

    I agree she is a brilliant and terrific actress it is because of her that I continue to watch General Hospital.

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    roo replied

    She is a brilliant and can take any storyline she gets and transform it into greatness. She is the only reason why I continue to watch General Hospital. She has brought so much to the show . She deserves the best I hope that she stays and no matter what storyline she has I will always be team Liz.

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  95. jeremy says:

    No Liz, and no more GH for me!! :( :@

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  96. Rose says:

    Just have to chime in..this time not about Rebecca…did that earlier. But just surprised about some of the very negative kind of comments about Rebecca on this story. Especially, as another commenter mentioned, from a lot of names that I don’t remember seeing, certainly not regularly. Don’t usually see this kind of cr*p on MF which is one of the appeals of reading his column every day, and not some of the other sites out there.

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    Tristan replied

    I said that, above. Clearly this is an orchestrated “hate” campaign from people who registered just to make the comments. And they have several buzzwords that keep popping up. Many of these new posters are insisting — as if on script — that Liz is not “redeemable.” She simply cannot be redeemed. She must go. She cannot be forgiven. And the other tack taken is that she isn’t appreciated on GH and should leave now and spread her wings. And they all wish her good luck — on any other show but GH. On one site they have threads suggesting that Liz either be killed or — get this — commit suicide because, of course, she is not redeemable.

    There is a veritable stampede of new posters specifically for this thread. Normally anything about BH gets one or two negative comments — at most. The fact that this is so out of control and that there are two message templates they are using, shows this is an orchestrated campaign designed for the sole purpose of Ms. Herbst losing her job.

    Despicable behavior from people with the I.Q’s of ants.

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    Rose replied

    Tristan…Thanks for reminding me it was you who mentioned the negative comments. This thread just got so long, mainly because of the negative interlopers, I got brain dead trying to backtrack and find your comment. :)

    Shay replied

    So well put, Tristan….Those aforementioned comments absolutely smack of an orchestrated effort to discredit Rebecca Herbst….nothing organic or grassroots about them whatsoever! It’s truly ironic that they suddenly materialized after I had just remarked to Harry (on the previous Herbst thread, I believe……) that I found the regular posters here to be very even-handed and fair on the subject of Liz vs Sam, and that we’ve have been quite lucky that we only experience isolated examples of excessive—even obsessive—fandom for other GH characters. (As if those aren’t already enough…..) And Rose, I hear you about the effect on one’s brain from those mass-generated posts…I needed a timeout because I couldn’t bear to sift through all that drivel….if there’s one thing I’ve come to expect, by and large, from MFSoaps contributors, it’s intelligent thought and well-expressed notions!

  97. Jane says:

    I don’t see Jason & Sam’s Chemistry so I’m thinking let him explore getting back together with Sam but then feeling time changed him even as he gets the memories back.
    I believe in true love but they always seemed boring no passion.

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  98. Lucy D. says:

    Thanks @CeeCee. (I couldn’t reply above).
    this is all getting so tedious for me. Becky’s such a great actor–and she continually gets the short end of the stick.

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  99. Jane says:

    She should stay and be wooed by Nick once she moves in and Hayden won’t like it. Jason won’t like it any of it. Sam won’t like Jason’s concern over it. Liz will fight to get her son well and Lucky returns wanting Liz out of Nicks house too. Sam gives Jason her opinion about it because she cant hold her tongue anymore and Lucky will confront Jason about as well. “If you like it put ring on it or shut up you chose Sam didn’t you?” Liz will wonder the same but Jake is clearly on her mind as Sam feeling insecure with Jason’s concern will give Jason and Nick the speech they will both need to hear. Jason feels torn although Sam’s his wife and just wants Liz to be happy too but not with Nick or Lucky for not being man enough to stay around for his kids.
    Liz will think about moving away but Jason tells her he’ll miss her, she reacts angry but stops herself and she just tells him this can’t continue , he can’t tell her this and then go home to Sam. He stops and says ” You’re right but before I knew who I was I loved you.” Sam over hears coming over after seeing her doctor as she’s getting better and better.
    ” Liz how are you?’ Liz answers asking Sam the same and then Sam says it.
    ” So what were you both talking about?” Jason says about before he knew who he was when he tells Sam Liz walks away saying to them ” I’m going to check out I’m tired.”

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  100. Patrick says:

    …. I

    …. don’t

    …. know

    when shows…. swap actors and as a cost saving measure…

    could… GH be letting go, Rebecca Herbst… and paying for Michael Easton salary ?!?!

    this will really smart… because… for the longest time I’ve read nothing but….

    she written in to a corner
    she has ne redeeming qualities
    she’s so out of character
    she uses men !!!!!

    oy! say what any one will

    Rebecca Herbst conjures up a lot of passion for this show

    If she’s let go… it’ll be a big gaping hole… that will be hard to fill

    no amount…. even WITH THE WRITING FROM J & S … will ever recover from letting go Rebecca Herbst

    putting it all out their

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    Patrick replied

    GH is really counting on Jason and Sam for the win
    GH is really counting on the days of ole…. when Sonny and Carly mattered

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    Rose replied

    Out of curiosity wonder how Liz, being a single mom, can afford to raise three boys on one income and live in a nice house…at least until the explosion?

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    Muse replied

    Nurses are paid pretty well, and Liz has lots of relatives and friends who watch her boys.

    Tristan replied

    Sadly Patrick, the timing of this almost suggests that Easton is getting a 4th character at Becky’s expense. The announcement of his return is virtually simultaneous with the announcement of her contract impasse. And we can assume he isn’t cheap.

    I actually read on another site that FV claimed Easton was originally let go because Rebecca Budig was given a four-year contract. I cannot imagine he would admit to this. But they do not have unlimited funds and are making strategic decisions. What they don’t realize is if this IS true, there will be enormous backlash against GH and Easton if Becky leaves.

    I almost wonder if they low-balled Becky, which is what reliable sources claim happened with Kristen Alderson (Starr/Kiki) and, rather than accept an insulting, low-ball offer, Alderson left.

    And yes, TPTB are putting a whole bunch of scrambled eggs in the Jasam basket. What they don’t get is not just that fans love Becky and Liz, but Liz is the last link to GH’s founder family — the Hardys. She is also the only nurse character on contract. So…these things would combine to make a very symbolic statement about how FV and Varni envision GH if Becky leaves. It will be a mistake that perhaps FV, in his myopia, won’t recover from, as Exec. Producer.

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    Shay replied

    @Tristan…..I’ve long suspected such was the case with not only Alderson, but Jason Thompson, and maybe even Anthony Geary, as well. In order to fund this show’s ongoing obsession with dragging in those expensive soap refugees to supposedly attract new viewership, something has to give, and what better way to get rid of those legacy characters that the show runners so seemingly are champing at the bit to eliminate, than to offer them a truly insulting salary, not to mention, unappealing storyline? One can see that certainly could have been the case for both Patrick and Luke. It seems the only time the soap underestimated the appeal of one of its favorite stars was with Michael Easton….they couldn’t recover from his much-abhored dismissal, so they had to get him back. However, I’m not about to fall into the blame game with this fine actor, and say the price for his return is the loss of Herbst. As far as she goes, I think they have wanted to cut her loose for quite awhile, and were just waiting for the opportune moment. Having said that, if the budget is the real problem here, then perhaps it’s time to rethink the continued presence of all the newbies—both neophyte and soap vet varieties—who simply are NOT working, and stop throwing audience favorites overboard instead. It’s getting really tiresome, especially when one can barely stand to watch GH most days.

    Tristan replied

    Shay, I also wondered if JT was “low-balled,” because he said in his “exit” interview that he had to think of what is best for his family, which suggests financial issues.

    With Tony, I do think health issues are a real concern, and he was more than blunt about not liking RC’s writing.

    I also like Easton and do not begrudge his rehiring. But if it really was part of the reason for Becky Herbst’s contract stalling, that would be a shame and would really bite GH in the butt. And if true, I would not be comfortable with such.

    Much has been made of Rebecca Budig’s announced four-year contract with GH. That is evidence of huge investment in her and her character. Though I do like her with Nik, Hayden is NOT setting the world on fire as a character. And if she were brought in to “edge” Becky Herbst out, as a kind of replacement character, it will backfire big time. Fans aren’t buying her right now, and that character will also suffer backlash if Becky Herbst leaves, after it was publicized that Rebecca Budig received a four-year contract with GH.

    I think Herbst is a fantastic actress. She is also GH’s only tie left to the founding Hardy family. Getting rid of her Liz would be like erasing GH’s history. That is not acceptable.

    Shay replied

    @Tristan….Yes, I also believe JT’s exit was definitely based upon economics, and even AG was probably offered less than the usual astronomical figure that he was accustomed to receiving. Along with the other logical factors you have mentioned, I still think it could have been the major impetus for Geary’s departure. Although I can understand budget is a huge consideration in producing today’s soap operas, what I find to be so galling is the way that there always seems to be enough cash to spread around when adding endless useless newbies and those big name former soap actors from other shows when they appear to come at the great cost of sacrificing GH legacy favorites. It’s happened time and time again, and with little resultant success, yet this formula seems to be the one to which the showrunners adhere. Like you, I have no problem with Michael Easton’s rehiring….he never should have been gone from the get-go, so it’s nice to see a mistake rectified for once. Having said that, if he were indeed initially dismissed to fund more of RB’s Hayden, then that was certainly not money well-spent….her character is a marginal addition, at best, and I have absolutely no fondness for her. She could easily disappear tomorrow, with little effect to the overall scheme of things, yet the same can not be said for Liz…..RH is an established and beloved part of the GH canvas, and despite the evident, well-constructed smear campaign launched against her character here and at other soap websites, there will be a major backlash if she is not re-signed to her contract instead of cutting loose the myriad second-tier players that GH seems to have collected over these past few years. Quite frankly, I’m sick and tired of all the “new blood” in Port Charles….it’s been completely boring and uninspired. In fact, most days I can barely stand to watch this show at all….and other than the highly-anticipated return of Michael Easton, I can think of few reasons to regularly tune-in. I just hope his character will be attached to one of the great old families of the GH of yore, and not simply created to prop another newbie like his poor Silas was forced to do with the disastrous dud called Nina.

  101. robbie says:

    Have hated Liz for years, but realize that I love to hate her. As for BH, best skin on television! Hope it works out for you, Becky.

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  102. Kelsea says:

    Rebecca would be great as a Cassie Brady recast. No way she would be playing Abby.

    She is the right age to play Cassie.

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  103. Robert in Jersey City says:

    I would love to see Kassie DePava on something….GH or Y&R. I never thought there could be another Phyllis, but Gina is knocking that out of the park. Pair Kassie with Paul at the Police Department.

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  104. Rodd says:

    Oh dear God, they have to work this out! I am so sick and tired of seeing good actors jump to other shows and I’m sick of new actors/characters coming on board. Becky is part of the core Hardy family…well, one of the original core families. She’s been front and center for months, knocking it out of the park. Keep the girl and get on with the show!

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    Patrick replied

    “well said”

    now that my DAYS is renewed… I am vigil – ing for another one of my Lady loves

    sincerely

    let her be : lights, camera, action… she nails Liz Webber completing GH

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  105. keni k stone says:

    i`m hearing it`s not about money. But it`s about story. And she would be great at #days or #yr.

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    RonnieL replied

    I’m crossing my fingers they do not recast her, She’s an icon on General Hospital. I can honestly say that I am stunned that there are Male followers, Although, I have a male nickname I have been a proud GH follower/viewer since the later years of the 1970′s. (’78 “79)

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  106. Manon says:

    No Becky, no GH for me – she is the only reason I’m still watching – I’ll follow her career wherever she ends up with….

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  107. Anne says:

    Losing ANOTHER vet of GH…I hope not. I have been watching for years. I get it when the actors age out or die…but I provide audience continuity…I’d prefer the writers understand that and give us character continuity as well. Original characters and those linked to the original must stay to keep it the General Hospital we all know and love. I’ve been watching since I was a child in the 1960s and I am attached to the characters.

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  108. Max Daddee says:

    Becky’s storyline for ages has had her playing the victim role. Either due to her own actions backfiring or actions of others. I’ve become disinterested in her character. As an actress, I think she has potential to certainly play more interesting storylines that tap into her acting talent. I don’t think that will happen on GH, she’s been deeply carved into the victim role.

    Let her move on and bring in Kassie DePaiva. She has good energy and enthusiasm to the role she played on OLTL and I think would be a good and positive fit at GH!

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  109. RonnieL says:

    I do not think General Hospital should write her out of the show. Please , renegotiate a contract. On a whole she is a remarkable actress and its time for her to redeem herself as a good, wholesome character again. GH is writing off too many favorites. Are they trying to Lose ALL the diehard Fans? ABC Better get their heads out of their Asses.!!

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  110. AMWhite says:

    I think becky should move on, this character that she played for many years has gone know where, it’s a constant repeat. and a constant obessesion of jason. you’d think by now they give her something to work with I just don’t see it with liz anymore.. she may have many fans but in my opion Liz is a ruined character.. Becky should move on and better herself with a new character.. The Fan War, are Horrible with the liason/Jasam fan and the threats to the Actors has gone way to far..

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  111. Ari says:

    Well TPTB at GH has proven to be dumber than dirt, so not seeing that they should secure Becky and keep her happy with a fat contract and better stories is no surprise. Just look how they decimated her character this past year. I would hate to see her go, but I support Becky and if she wants to walk away, then she should and like many of her fans, I will be walking away with her. Whether she ends up on Days or Y&R, I’ll be there as one of her biggest fans !! Becky You Rock ! Stay strong and true to your convictions!

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  112. Muse says:

    I’ve read all the posts on this page and one thing that really strikes me as odd is how many people seem to confuse RH with her character, or confuse RH with the writers. It’s as if some people think RH writes the plots or, suddenly and off-script, walks in on the Jason and Sam characters! Why would it ever be necessary to rid a show of an actress just because some fans don’t like what her character does? Do they not understand that there will always be conflict in Jason and Sam’s relationship, as that is the way with ALL couples on soaps (with the exception maybe of really old, established couples such as Bill and Susan Hayes on DOOL) – if GH gets rid of the Liz character, someone else will be written into a story to cause a rift between Jason and Sam. That’s just the nature of the genre. And all this refers to CHARACTERS AND WRITING, not the actors/actresses! It’s ok to be a fan but when you cannot distinguish between a character and the actress who portrays her, it’s time to take a step back and ask yourself why you are so confused and emotionally invested. Come on, folks, quit trashing RH just because you have this obsession with Jason and Sam!

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  113. Patrick says:

    this thread.. dated : 02 / 08 / 16

    todays date: 02/ 15 / 16

    7 days later… a week

    how F’ing dare GH / ABC / Disney castrate leave in oblivion stir the fire

    my lady love… I will vigil.. I will wait out… I will campaign… I will diss.. I will make known

    the err or your ways

    Rebecca Herbst is GH… she completes you

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