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176 January 10th, 2015 UPDATED REPORT: Kristen Alderson Exiting General Hospital!

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According to an item this morning from Soap Opera Digest, their setside sources are reporting that Kristen Alderson (Kiki) will be wrapping up her story on ABC’s General Hospital and exiting the show.

Kristen’s real-life boyfriend, Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) of General Hospital clarified by tweeting that it, “was her (Alderson’s) decision btw”

The long time One Life to Live fan favorite where she played Starr Manning, joined General Hospital in the role of Starr back in 2012 when the character crossed-over to General Hospital after OLTL went off the air.

After a legal dispute over the use of the characters of Starr, Todd (Roger Howarth) and John McBain (Michael Easton) on General Hospital by Prospect Park, the writing team had to come up with a new character for the actress to play which would inevitably be Kiki Jerome, the daughter of Ava Jerome (Maura West) and Silas Clay (Michael Easton). Many have felt that Alderson’s Kiki just didn’t have the stories that Starr Manning had throughout her time on GH!

So, what do you think of the report that Kristen is leaving General Hospital? Comment below!

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  1. Nick D. says:

    This will leave a hole in the Michael/Morgan/Rosalie story, so they will need to bring a new young female in to work with them.

    I hope this does not mean that Silas and/or Ava are also on their way out. Kiki was part of the glue that held the whole Ava/Silas/Morgan angle of the show together so I’m hoping that whole crew is not being shown the exit.

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    avril_lee replied

    What Michael/Morgan/Rosalie story? Rosalie hasn’t been seen in weeks… and I’m not too broken up about that to be honest. They waited too long to reveal her Port Charles ‘connection’ and now I’m past caring.

    Unfortunately the future doesn’t look too bright for Silas either… without Sam or Nina he doesn’t really have much else going on… and I can’t see Michael Easton sticking around for the occasional ‘oh, there’s Dr. Clay’ scene at GH.

    I miss Felix… if Lucas ever starts working at GH I would love for them to re-ignite the ‘threesome’ between them and Brad.

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    su0000 replied

    what many fail to understand;
    many GH actors have other projects they are involved in..
    One has a web series another a tv show and others in movies etc etc..
    They want, again, they want their time off from GH and that is a bonus for them and they are going nowhere.
    Michael Easton may well be be happy with his schedule to fit his needs ;)

    CeeCee replied

    Seriously? ….threesome? Why not bring Felix back (love him) and a new a new love interest just for him? for him? That is kinky. IMO, not daytime staple. Then again, to each his/her own.

    Nick D. replied

    Rosalie will be back. They cycle the stories on and off the canvas to accommodate scheduling (as su0000 mentions), budget, etc. The supporting characters tend to get worked in at times when they can be used in multiple stories playing out at once so when Rosalie comes back we’ll probably see her interacting with Michael, maybe visiting Nina and getting blackmailed about her secret, maybe getting a job at the clinic or GH, etc. etc.

    I don’t mind when the characters go missing for weeks, it keeps my interest in the front burner story since it’s on every day meanwhile building anticipation for the stories that are coming back up.

    I love gh replied

    I am really bummed. I enjoy KA a lot, and I like her pairing with both Michael & Morgan. I especially like her with Ava. I understand her wanting to leave – she’s worked on soaps her whole life. Still, I’m bummed.

    They should recast the role; she’s too connected not to.

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    T. Meyer replied

    I totally agree. I can’t stand the new Kiki. She doesn’t bring life to the role. It’s kind of like watching a “limp noodle”. KA was superior as Kiki. She was believable, but the new Kiki is not. I think the role of Kiki has dimension, & I like the stories they bring to the show concerning Kiki, but not the new actress at all. They should ask KA to come back. Btw- I happen to like Kelly Monaco. She’s very talented.

    davlestev1 replied

    GOOD RIDDANCE…and a HelenSlater…BUH BYE!!!!

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    Sharice replied

    YES! THERE IS A GOD!

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  2. Claire says:

    Will we at least get proof that Kiki is Nina’s daughter and not Ava’s? Why doesn’t GH can Kelly Monaco instead of canning the good actresses?

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    k/kay replied

    I understand it was KA’s choice to leave! I

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    GH50 replied

    It may very well be her decision to leave, but I find it odd that her boyfriend needed to put it out there, why wouldn’t she, and in the case that it was the network who decided not to renew, why wouldn’t they allow her to say it was her choice anyway? The point is, no one will really know.

    It is interesting that this comes about now; that an actor who came from OLTL and was involved with the Prospect Park mess is leaving at the end of her contract. There have been rumors that with Ben Sherwood coming in that there were going to be changes and cut backs. Plus the Prospect Park situation has been nothing but trouble for ABC and is still pending.

    It will be interesting to see if there is any forthcoming news on Michael Easton and Roger Howarth, who has been looking for other projects for a while and got a recurring role on The Flash. There could be something larger at work here.

    GH50 replied

    Another site, a credible one, is reporting that KA left because she was asked to take a pay cut. That is interesting and could signal changes to come.

    We have seen the model that Cartini has been using to try and build ratings. Hire actors, who are not cheap, hoping to draw their fans. The ratings have not followed. The show is up in total viewers from when they started, but not that much from a show that was on the verge of cancellation and the demos are actually worse.

    It’s not how you build a show. The way to have built GH was to use the 50th anniversary to draw back fans for characters, families and actors that they would want to see. They did that to some degree, but it wasn’t real. Instead they brought on actors from other soaps, many playing characters with no ties to GH history or core families.

    And now it’s possible that ABC, with a new Chief coming in, is taking inventory and realize that it didn’t work. Now come the budge cuts.

    And I’ll just add, that while I dislike many of the new actors who have been brought on, I didn’t dislike KA at all. There was a lot of Kiki bashing out there and it had more to do with the terrible writing for the character. First she was a tart with a big mouth who scammed Morgan and flashed Michael and then she was….what? KA is a competent and professional actress and I wish her well.

    Patricio replied

    I agree dwad! We are still dragging Kelly Monaco out again!

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    CeeCee replied

    Had to reply here. Couldn’t resist. It seems to me that TPTB have suddenly given our Ms Sam that unique power of innate intuitive power to discern Jake as the baddie who held her at gun point….or was it a knife? Can’t remember. Is that the only way to exalt her as the ultimate hound b@@@h?… I mean, dog? Is this the reason we need this character? Wow! Is she cracking the case? Oh, c’mon, por favor ! So now she’s on the prowl, sniffing out possible proof? That’s a cheap trick.We already know Jake is the culprit, is the fact that she is on the right track supposed to ingratiate her to us?…..doesn’t work for me.

    I know many are happy to see you go, Kristen, but I will miss you, ….I feel as if we grew up together….love you much. My best in all your endeavors. I only hope I will see you pop up on another soap….yeah, take Abby’s place at Y&R. Bye, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, ciao.

    louisa replied

    I agree that Alderson is a much better actress than Monaco, but Kiki never worked. I hope she takes Ava and Nina with her. (And Sam too!)

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Wow, u hate everybody!!

    Timmm replied

    I dont understand why so many want quality actors off GH? People bash Anthony Geary and Fluke. This guy is a legend and GH has handed him a story to sink his teeth into. Ava and Nina are two highly qualified actors who I enjoy tremendously. They might not get written well ALL the time but I enjoy their talents. Embrace quality! When Anthony rides off into the Amsterdam sunset I can hear people now demanding his return. Never happen. Once he is gone he is gone!

    Reagan replied

    Her boyfriend Chad tweeted that it was her decision to leave. Maybe she wants to try her hand at another genre. But it would have been cool if she was Nina’s.

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    Kat replied

    GH did not can Kristen, she is choosing to leave her contact is up and she choose not to renew it. Maybe she wants to see what else is out there. Good luck to her. Here to bigger and better things for 2015.

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    Nick D. replied

    It’s very possible the show is just allowing her to “save face” by saying she left on her own accord. It’s possible it’s her choice, but I wouldn’t say likely. Either way I’d take her, Chad’s and the show’s explanation with a grain of salt – we’ll never know who’s choice it was.

    That said, with her the very best. Always enjoyed her – she brought a kind of girl next door quality to her roles — like someone you might know in real life. Will be a brand new adventure for her being off a soap for the first time since she was 6 – here’s to making the best of it!

    Tom replied

    I thought that, too, when Nina was on the run with Ava’s baby.

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    Jackie replied

    Or Elizabeth it’s the same old boring story lines for them.

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    Shay replied

    I think that may be a possibility, Claire….I’ve seen a spoiler that Donna Mills has filmed a scene with Kiki, Ava’s baby, and maybe Silas? Perhaps she is going to finally reveal the truth about Kiki’s true parentage and that will be the impetus for KA’s departure? (Who wouldn’t want to leave town if they found out Nina LaNutter were their real mother?) Additionally, as that infant Ms. Jerome Jr. is currently helping to rear would not be a blood relative, she will have neither right nor reason to take part in its upbringing. Just a thought….Having said that, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for KA…such a shame that her Kiki was such a clunker of a character.

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    Harry replied

    KA has been afforded nothing but horrific stories since first landing in Port Charles.
    First, she arrives as Starr and immediately her baby and fiance are killed.
    Then Starr exits and renters as Kiki and is given a story which is almost as stupid as her new name. I like KA, watched her grow up on OLTL. She is an amazing powerhouse of talent, skilled as both an actress and a singer. However, as Kiki she seemed at a lost as to what to do with herself and suddenly she was gesturing frantically with her arms and leaving her mouth held open as if in a confused stupor.
    Cee Cee, maybe Sam has a sixth sense because those skin tight jeggings she wears 24/7 connect her to all six cylinders of her chakrus.

    Rose replied

    And a less than flattering name.

    Kathy Maassen replied

    kelly is twice better than Kristen, sorry.

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    Timmm replied

    TEN TIMES!

    Timmm replied

    Kelly wont be collecting any Emmy’s anytime soon BUT I would take 10 Sams over 1 Kiki!

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  3. Ryan says:

    Chad said it was her choice

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  4. Phil says:

    Kelly Monaco is a good actress and a fan fave. I really like Sam. That being said, I enjoy Kiki Jerome and am sad to see Kristen Alderson go. I hope that she shows up on DAYS perhaps as a recasted Stephanie Johnson. I just don’t see how this makes sense because there is so much story potential for Kiki still…I wonder if they are trying to recast?

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    Rebecca1 replied

    I agree. I like Kelly Monaco as Sam…and I’m sad to see Kristen go. Surprised…but I do think they’ll recast.

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  5. mary says:

    I totally agree that Kristen’s talents are wasted. I was devastated when Starr and the rest were killed off, especially her and Hope. So unnecessary. Kristen should go on to better things. and GH should get rid of Kelly m, that girl is such a drip. I was never really interested in GH but enjoyed all the ATWT and OLTL transplants, especilly Maura West. The only GHers I liked were Spinelli and Sabrina and Felix.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Starr(she left town) was never killed off…just Hope and Hope’s father Cole allegedly died and someone was watching Starr hinting Cole might be alive but the Prospect Park lawsuit against ABC abruptly halted that storyline and Starr, Todd and John left town alive!!!

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    mary replied

    Right, it just felt like they died. I love the Roger/Franco character on GH but don’t much care about Kiki and whatever McBain’s name is Silas, that’s it!

    Tim replied

    Starr wasn’t killed off,she left town,along with Todd and John.

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    mary replied

    Right, Cole and Hope. But I still miss the Starr charachter and I loved watching her and Roger Howarth together. I loved the Starr and Todd realtionship so I felt like they killer he off. It’s a shame the PP didn’t work out.

  6. Vicki Black says:

    I understand leaving is her choice. She has been on daytime most of her life and is probably ready for a break. Best of luck to her.

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  7. robert says:

    Not that surprised. The character of Kiki has been unpopular with fans. I thought this was a big step down for Kristen Alderson playing Kiki. She just didn’t get very good story over the past year.

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    mary replied

    exactly. I was kind of freaked out by the Morgan/Michael love triangle.

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    I love gh replied

    She’s not unpopular with fans – just some fans. Happy fans don’t tend to write as much as when they are upset about something.

    She’s been great!

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    Laurie replied

    I agree.

    I’m fairly new to twitter and surprised at the # of rude, crazy, downright evil comments, about any and everything of course. I said many insults to KA and Kiki, but on other GH message boards many viewers seemed to like her. Now that she’s leaving many who don’t normally post are coming out expressing their disappointment.

    Sticking her w/no friends her age except Morgan and Michael to bounce between was a bad idea. She had no sl’s & just reacted to all the 40-something’s crazy antics. She’s even helping raise her baby sister because baby’s mama and daddy are both in prison, both for murder, 1 each. SADDDDD!!!

    So what’s gonna happen now with Fluke’s obsession w/Kiki? Will he end up killing her? Hmmm ? ?

    Rebecca1 replied

    I agree wiith most of w what you said, Laurie. Negative comments are all too common on many sites, not just Twittet, when fans don’t like someone. People will rip actors apart if they don’t like the character, the acor him/herself, their looks, etc. I actually like Kristen very much AND I like her as KiKi. maybe it’s because I thought the character was similar to Starr. I think when the OLTL characters were no longer able to continue on GH, R on thought he’d get around it by giving them all similar personality traits to their OLTL personas, but staying within the legal realm by changing their names and back stories. The three of them seem very similar to their “other identities.” Where I differ is that I liked her in the Michael/Morgan dynamic and was thinking they’d try putting her and Morgan back together, with the sister that ties them. I thought Kiki was warm, like Starr, loyal, like Starr, loving like Starr. And though they broke up the potential father daughter relationship of Franco and Kiki…they kept them close so that remnants of Star and Todd’s OLTL relationship was still visible to OLTL fans. Now with Kristen unfortunately leaving, I think they’ll recast and perhaps give her more story, an expanded circle of interactions, etc…because the new actress won’t be the ex Starr that meant so much to those of us who were still reeling from the sudden loss of OLTL. (Unless of course they cast Kelly Missal…but her character had already been changed by PP.)

    Timmm replied

    Yes, there should be a line. Nothing against the actress, she is a sweet girl. Her stories were horrible. The actress will land something else. She is talented.

  8. Aden says:

    I am excited for Kristen! She will move on to bigger and better things! The writing for the character of Kiki has been terrible from the start. The writers could never figure out who or what they wanted her to be. And poor Kristen…she took the brunt of fans anger. This is an extremely talented, Emmy winning actress and anyone who needs reminding….watch old episodes of One Life to Live. Watch what she can do with good, strong writing! I wish her all the best in her future endeavours!

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  9. Linda says:

    I’ve watched Kristen grow up. She’s what all of 20, so why not spread her wings. Kiki is no Starr so I won’t really miss Kiki. It was too long ago that GH fans were complaining there were too many characters and now people are complaining FV & RC are cutting characters. I think FV & RC are slowly bringing GH’s core characters back to the canvas. Now if only we could see Alan, Jeff and Joe Kelly come back.

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  10. Nancy says:

    I am so upset over this today. It is like losing OLTL all over again.

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    mary replied

    True. I love Kristen by she is totally wasted on this.

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    Timmm replied

    All three of the OLTL actors were wasted!

  11. Llanviewer717 says:

    Having watch Kristen grow up before our eyes on OLTL, I wish her nothing but success in her future.

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  12. su0000 says:

    Kristen has given her life to soap acting.. from a wee little girl to adte..
    She is young and should go out and spread her wings..
    I wish her the best ..

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  13. Lou Piikes says:

    I hope they recast the role of KiKi. In my opinion, KA acting abilities and youthful appearance held the character back.

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  14. JustSaying says:

    Best of luck in her future endeavors.

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  15. Matt F. says:

    Sorry to see Kristen go, wishing her all the best for whatever is next. Kiki never really seemed to be integral to stories, she was always on the fringes. I had hoped she would be a new version of Bobbie Spencer and enter the GH nursing program or something that would give her a stronger tie to the show.

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  16. Mary SF says:

    Whether the show wanted to write off the character or the actress wanted to leave, no doubt Kiki will ride off into the sunset to raise little Avery– perhaps the mob war heats up and to keep the little darling safe, Kiki agrees to go into hiding with her. This is a good way to get write off the character who has no where to go story wise and it removes the baby from the scene until the writers can SORAS her in a couple of years and bring her back when the plot calls for it.

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    Rebecca1 replied

    I don’t think so, Mary SF. Kiki just found Silas…after all these years. I doubt she’d give up her newfound relationship with her dad. I doubt she’d leave Morgan who is going thru his own emotional turmoil and for whom she seems to be having rekindled feelings…I don’t think she’d move too far from from Ava…and I don’t think she’s so detached from Michael that she’d easily walk away. Not to mention I doubt Silas, Morgan or Carly would let her just leave with the baby…and I don’t think she’d leave her baby sister. With all my “don’t think”and “doubt that’s”…I DO think they’ll recast.

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    Mary SF replied

    They could recast, but those things you mentioned aren’t front and center or necessary to the story line right now. As I stated I don’t think they would write her off by having her wanting to leave, but needing to leave to protect the baby. After a suitable amount of time has gone by, they could bring in a recast, because most soaps prefer the character be off screen for a bit before bringing in a recast unless the character is vital to the story, or if an actor fell ill they bring in a temp. Kiki is a fine character but right a this moment, she is not vital and RC most likely did that knowing KA might not renew her contract, so he didn’t put her front and center. So all those things you mentioned could be explored, but I still suspect Kiki will be written off first, and takes the baby with her.

    Rebecca1 replied

    hi again, Mary. I hear you, and you could be right, but I actually think she was about to become more integral to the story now, with Ava in jail and she and Silas taking care of the baby. And why have Morgan express his newly revived feelings for her. Plus, we never did find out if she really is Ava’s daughter, or If she’s Nina’s. Perhaps you’re right and they’ll pursue this character down the road. I’d rather it unfold now, expand her relationship with Silas and Morgan…and I really don’t see her leaving town with the baby. That would put both she ans Avery on the run…

    Timmm replied

    Honestly Mary, I think they are going to kill her off courtesy of Fluke.

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    KJ replied

    I hope they don’t kill her! Have her escape or leave another way, then she can come back later. Last year I came back to GH after a long absence for the very reason that they have such great actors on now (Ava, new Franco), and I enjoy how they come and go — then we never get sick of them or (let’s face it) the sometimes stupid stories. There is always something new happening, and the stories are moving much more quickly. I loved Billy on Y&R and have started watching every day again to see how he works as Jason — and I love it. Love that Jason will now have real emotions and has changed as a result of his brain injuries (or TBI as everyone on GH calls it). I’m sorry to see Kiki go now, but hopefully she will be back. As far as I’m concerned, Sonny is the only one that I don’t care about seeing all the time, so he can stay in jail, haha! GO GH!

  17. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    She worked best as Starr and with Roger H. as her father Todd…She might have been ok as Serena Scotts daughter or as Jimmy Lees adopted grandaughter but she is a total misfire as Kiki whom i thought was going to be Nina’s…maybe PP will loose their case against ABC and she can return as Starr?

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    mary replied

    totally agree, her scenes with Roger, whether Franco or Todd, were the best part of this.

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  18. Patricio says:

    Sad news! I remember Ms.Alderson when she arrived in Llanview and held her own with the great actors and actress of that show. She sang, danced and became part of our family as she grew up with us. Just a few weeks ago she had scenes with Roger Horwarth. The same actor she did scenes with as a 7 year old!

    Knock me dead, Kris! Props to Eddie as well!

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    I couldn’t agree more. I’m so glad to mentioned Eddie. They held their own with ES, RS, KD, RH, TSJ, FL, JVD, RSW, and HBS. I wish both of them the very best always.

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    Patricio replied

    Hello lllanviewer. Do you know it wS 3 years today the last OLTL aired? I still miss it. Thank you for remembering all those actors!

    In solidarity

    Fellow Llanviewer

    Timmm replied

    I’ll tell you whats sad, you have Maxies mom and dad in town. You never see them and the girl just had a breakthrough in her custody hearing with Georgie. Mac is the former police commissioner. No one has contacted him about officer Bedelia’s actions leading up to Johnny’s release. Why do we have these characters sitting around and no one seems to communicate with one another. Wouldnt Laura crack the Fluke case in 5 minutes!

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  19. Jeremy says:

    No more “coo-coo Kiki. She’s coo-coo” (as Nina called her)!!! This is the best soap news of the weekend. The Kiki character didn’t serve Kristen, at all. Though, I loved Kristen as Starr when she appeared on GH. I wish Kristen well on her acting career.

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    CeeCee replied

    One thing Kiki was not, was cuckoo. The character may not have been so popular, but she kept her sanity throughout her run at GH,…….the same cannot be said about many other protagonists. I am glad you do appreciate her talent as an actress.
    On the other hand, the only reason Sam is kept on, is to resolve the Jake mystery. Too much importance is given to this actress. She’s a needed fixture…hopefully, temporary, but I doubt it. I am VERY tolerant. She and Jake don’t even mesh. They are not a good fit…..sooner or later Jake/Jason will wake up from this ridiculous nightmare that is Helena who is endowed with a possible phallus? LOL. Jake will get Helena..”it is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver”; Jean de la Fontaine. I will relish that momentous occurrence.
    I cannot believe that TPTB would just leave the Kiki storyline up in the air like this. I may be wrong, but I agree with some posters who feel there should/will be a recast. Too many strings left untied. We are left hanging, swaying in the wind. Then again, it is so typical for ‘things’ to be left unresolved. I am anxious to see what’s next.

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  20. mark says:

    she is so cute lets hope another soap grabs her like days she could play a donavan sibling easily!

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  21. AJ says:

    Claire- she wasn’t fired. She didn’t re-sign her contract

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    KM replied

    Semantics AJ. It’s always the actors option not to resign their contract but, if as I suspect was the case here, Kristen Alderson was given a low ball offer and was probably going to be dropped to recurring then that isn’t much of a choice. Happens all the time. Making it the actor’s choice to exit allows the actors to leave gracefully and also spares TPTB from having to make any explanations as to what wasn’t working with the character.

    KA had a nice, long soap run as Starr but honestly RC didn’t/doesn’t seem to have any clue what to do with any of the OLTL 3 once he could no longer “borrow” the original OLTL characters and use the actors popularity on that show to try to lure in displaced OLTL fans to GH. When forced create his own original characters though…well let’s just say response has been underwhelming.

    I don’t blame KA for that and wish her well in the future. It was time to move on though.

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    brian replied

    Yes, i would agree with you. Ron dropped the ball with all three of the OLTL people.

    All the best to Kristen, will be missing you tons.

  22. rojoco says:

    HALLELUJAH!!!

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  23. Mike says:

    My hope? One day, GH can get rights to the OLTL characters and bring back Todd, John McBain and Starr. I was one of the group that felt that – rather than detracting from the show – these characters added a jolt to some long stagnant GH characters that hadn’t been challenged in quite some time. And for me personally, none of the replacement characters for these actors worked as well – each character was a step down (or two or three) from the OLTL characters and didn’t generate the same chemistry with their scene partners, even though they were basically working with the same actors as they were previously.

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    Ann replied

    Totally agree with you. That’s why I started watching GH.

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    Ann replied

    John, Todd, and Starr are gone, never to return. GH won’t change things back again.

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    Rose replied

    Agree!

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    Rose replied

    Would also love it if they brought back Blair to give Carly a run for her money, and even cougar, Dorian.

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    Timmm replied

    Yeah Blair and Skye are still looking for Alcazar, right?

    Rose replied

    Timm…Alcazar…forgot about him. Wouldn’t mind seeing him back for a while to mix it up even more.

    Franco Manning replied

    Maybe if they do being back OLTL, maybe Victor could hold Jason as hostage for having a new face and still be the same person he was.

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  24. brian says:

    The whole OLTL crossover was the only reason I started watching GH again…

    Another sad loss just after Britt’s exit. Such a shame.

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    Monica replied

    Same here. Avoided GH for years until the OLTL people came on board. Wasn’t much of a story for Kiki. Looks like those around her might follow as well

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    mary replied

    I totally agree. GH is too violent with Sonny shooting everybody. I’ve tried for e YEARS to care about these people and just dont give a crap. I enjoyed Ava since it was maura West from ATWT. Just dont like these GH stories.

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  25. Ann says:

    I think this stinks! Bring back OLTL and AMC. The only reason I started watching GH is because they had some OLTL characters on.

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    CeeCee replied

    Same here!!!!

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    KJ replied

    ME TOO! I also love the new Jason (formerly Billy on Y&R).

  26. kathleen says:

    Hopefully greater things ahead for her.

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    kathleen replied

    Loved her since she played Starr

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  27. Cathy says:

    I find this news so devastating. I watched Kristen grow up on OLTL and after many years of not watching GH, I started watching it again so that I could continue watching my OLTL transplants. I have always enjoyed watching Kristen and I’m sure that she will be fabulous at whatever she does. I am just so sad that I won’t get to see her on my tv screen anymore.

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  28. Jimmy says:

    This is really disappointing because I think Kristen as Kiki was a good idea. It was nice to see her play more of a bad-ass character, related to a mob family and being in a relationship with the son(s) of another mob family. The reason Kiki somewhat fell flat was because the story just wasn’t there; it was the writing’s problem, not the acting. I think Kristen is great and she’ll get another role soon, maybe in primetime. Or maybe Y&R will pick her up and bring back Michael’s sister, Eden? I’m tired of Noah and Courtney, maybe he can reignite things with Eden. Plus, I think Robert Adamson and Kristen Alderson would have great chemistry.

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  29. Meg says:

    LOVE KA ,BUT CAN’T STAND GH ,LOOKING FORWARD TO WHATEVER SHE’LL DO IN THE FUTURE,

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  30. Rebecca1 says:

    Very surprised…didn’t see that coming. Sad to see her go. I like having however many familiar OLTL faces on GH…I watched both soaps so I didn’t start watching GH because they were there but I thought it was a great “fix” since it was the only one available, to keeping some aspect of OLTL around. I think I’m in the minority but I actually like Kiki…and was looking forward to seeing a Kiki/Morgan redo. I have a feeling they’re going to recast…I doubt the character would go far from where Ava is imprisoned, nor do I think she’d leave her relatively newly found father and baby sister. I like Kristen…from the little I kniw of her. Wish her well….

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  31. janice says:

    I love KA and loved her on OLTL, but the Kiki character (and that stupid name) never worked…..I wish her the best, but glad the character is going bye bye

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  32. mike says:

    The change from Starr to Kikki hurt the character from the start. I’ll miss Kristen, after all these years watching her grow up she’s like family.

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  33. Ghlover says:

    Omggg they can recast with the actress that played Danielle on oltl’!!!!!!!!

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    davidevansmith replied

    LOVE that idea! Kelley Missal is sorely missed! She’d fit right in as Kiki.

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    Patrick replied

    if they did recast with Kelley Missal… I’d relent and give Kiki and Morgan another chance…. this would be a too sexy pair

    therein, Silas and Ava with Avery can reunite

  34. A Baptiste says:

    I did enjoy Kristen interacting with Ilene Kristen as Deliah, based on their One Life histories. I love the young actress and wish her well; might it be a kick to see Kiki recast with the “original” Jessica on One Life, Erin Torpey…just a thought…

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    brian replied

    Very good point. Guess this will also mean no more Ilene Kristen too.
    Such a loss GH !!! Such a loss.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Erin is too old to be portraying Kiki.

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    Rebecca1 replied

    I really like Krusten and hate to see her familiar OLTL face… ;) go. But if that’s the deal I think the idea of Kelly Missal as the recast would be amazing. She’s incredible and from what I’ve seen of her range from OLTL ABC version to the completely different side of her on Prospect Park’s version she can play anything. Just don’t get the impression she’s ready to leave NY; not sure but she may be in college there.

    rebecca1 replied

    Krusten! That’s a new one! Typos…why oh why dost thou torture me…

    harry replied

    Frank N’ Ron will probably get that actress who played Gigi on OLTL and before that she played Mimi on Days of Our Lives.
    That is right up their twisted sense of humor ally. I can just see Michael sputtering, “Mimi, I mean, Gigi, er, I mean Kiki!”

    A Baptiste replied

    I believe the priceless Ilene Kristen will continue and Kiki will be recast, and if Ms. Torpey is too old, it was just a supposition, in the mind’s eye one thinks of her as very young. The 10 year difference between actresses according to Google (I had to check!), well, some people betray their age. This should be an interesting re-casting or plot conundrum, hopefully quickly rectified by the powers that be.

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    CeeCee replied

    Age does not matter , it seems, on soaps. Kassie DePaiva plays the daughter of Charles Shaughnessy on Days. He is only six years older than she….sooooo…..

  35. Elhu says:

    Sad to see her go, but I respect anyone’s choice to do what is best for themselves. I loved Kristin on OLTL, and also adore her on GH (even though her storyline has not been as “meaty” thus far). I do see the character on a path to a good story arc, but I wonder if it will be played out now. I have been a GH fan since it began, and will always be, and while I do enjoy most of the plots and twists, and I adore Frank and Ron, IMO, there are just tooooo many characters and stories that never end right now, and I begin to lose interest as a result of that. Much good luck Kristen, and if GH cannot convince you to stay, I know you will be an asset to any small or big screen set!

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  36. Brenda says:

    i am upset Kiki is leaving I like her, and Los don’t ever get rid of Sam I love her , she’s very talented, beautiful, great actress , I wish the real Jason ( Steve ) would come back to GH , miss him a lot, and love love my Sonny .. I’m happy Johnnie is back also ..!!! Just get rid of the fluke story really boring now, put Luke back where he belongs with Tracey..!!

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  37. Robin Cornett says:

    Well, this ruined my weekend! I hate that she is leaving, but I know she will be good at what ever she does! Good bye Kristen, You have done a great job, as Starr, and Kiki Good LUCK

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  38. Ghfan says:

    1 down 5 to go! Hoping Cartini, Franco, Silas & Nina go next. Then GH can finally be GH again. The silliness and forced characters have got to go.

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    su0000 replied

    LOL GH will never be what was again that is in the past this is the future, time moves on (so should people)..
    those peoples are a good part of what GH is, they will be with us for a loooong time lol
    GH will be GH with Cartini, Franco, Silas & Nina in this the 21st century lol ..
    and that is a very good thing :)

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    Harry replied

    Sue, you are brilliant–brilliant I tell ya!

    Charday replied

    I’m with you. Goodbye, Felisha!

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Frank isn’t the issue, it’s Ron that is the issue. Frank is well-respected as an executive producer and he does his job well. It’s Ron that needs the axe.

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    su0000 replied

    Ron has brought GH numbers up, greatly..
    He holds onto the history and the old vets..
    We should be kissing his ass for keeping GH a dead soap out of the graveyard .
    GH is flushing and that is a very good thing..

    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Su, I’m sorry, but I disagree. He uses history to suit himself, not the series. The stories are boring, sub-par and beyond ridiculous and recycled. It’s the one soap I could go without seeing, and if certain actors weren’t on the show, I’d drop it from my DVR schedule.

    Ghfan replied

    Su0000 – have you actually looked at the ratings. His stunts brought them but only temporary. There is no substance and viewers are tuning out. Don’t believe me, look up the ratings.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Exactly… he does stunt writing, and even at that, it’s boring and disrespectful to the history of the series.

  39. Sher Herk says:

    Good to see her go. Starr was ok, but this Kiki is NOT entertaining! !

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  40. Debbie Harris says:

    I hate to see Kristen Alderson leave GH. I have enjoyed her acting since she was a little girl on OLTL and was happy that she joined GH as Starr Manning . She did well with what she had to work with as the Kiki character though the writers haven’t given her much to do latlely.
    I wish Kristen luck in whatever she chooses to do and hope to see her soon in TV or movies.

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  41. Janice says:

    i truly don’t care for any of the characters that they are playing. When I refer to them as characters, they are still John, Starr and Todd. Roger as Franco, is just a small fraction of the character Todd and he isn’t playing to his full capabilities. Michael as Silas is basically John as a doctor.

    Will really miss Kristen. Have watched her grow up and actually saw her on Star Search. Good luck to her.

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  42. Lin says:

    I will Miss Kristen so much having watched her grow up on OLTL. The writing has not been good for Kiki. It’s the writers and everyone in charge of GH who have made the stories for her not as good as they could have been. I’m disgusted by this as she is a great young actress. I will miss her so much. Shame on them for not giving her better stories. I wish Kristen all the happiness in the world. I hope she will go to nighttime TV and nothing on ABC which treated her shabbily on GH and canceled OLTL. I am very sad about her leaving as it’s a tie to OLTL and I just love her.

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  43. Sherryl says:

    i love the role of Kiki as I did in her rolr of Starr Manning on OLTL. She is one of the reasons I started watching GH when the brought her and some of the other characters back from OLTL. I hope she stays cause the show will not be the same without her.

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  44. Adrienne says:

    Chad said it was her choice. Maybe.she wants to retake her role as Starr or maybe like others said she wants to see what other acting opportunities are out there. I loved KA as Starr but wasn’t fond if Kiki. Who knows maybe we’ll see her on the big screen.

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  45. vinman says:

    A thought….5 months from now; Kiki (Star Manning) is in Salem, USA as the new (and much more talented Paige) to be reunited with Blair (Eve)……FIREWORKS!

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  46. Michael says:

    Maybe she’ll ho blonde again and show up as Hope on the Bold and the Beautiful I

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  47. Kalle says:

    Alhtough I don’t like Ms. Alderson’s acting, I like Kiki, I will miss her.

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  48. Daisy says:

    Loved Kristen as Starr, but Kiki just was not a character I cared for. I wish her well.

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  49. Joan says:

    Sad that KA is leaving GH! I have enjoyed her as Starr on OLTL (wish it was still on).
    I wish her well in her acting career!

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  50. TSUDS says:

    Never was well connected to her new character.. The choice is good for her and GH. Time to move on.. never really worked as Ava’s kid…

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  51. john says:

    She’s 23 and has been doing nothing but soaps since she was 6.
    Now is the best time for her to explore other options.

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  52. Franco Manning says:

    Kristen Alderson’s departure has a few options.
    1.) Kristen Alderson is taking a little break of GH and probably might be back in a few months/years.
    2.) They’ll probably recast the role of Kiki with a different actress
    3.) Kiki realizes that her life will not be the safe. I mean, her relationship with Michael is over, and because of that, she ended her friendship with Franco, meaning she’s his only friend in PC, and probably wants to start a new life else where.
    4.) I kinda fear they might kill the character off and their might be a huge murder mystery of whole killed Kiki and who probably wanted her dead. I think Franco and Michael might end up on the suspects list and the killer might turn out to be Ava, Rose, or Nina. I don’t think it might be Ava. But Nina might kill Kiki and it might end her relationship with Franco and since Rose has a thing for Michael, it could be Michael might be losing an ex for good.

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    Rebecca1 replied

    I don’t this is the end of Kiki…I think they’ll recast.

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    Timmm replied

    Theres a rumor going around that a major player will meet their demise. I would think that Sonny having Shawn investigate Fluke might set him off and Fluke may kill someone connected to Sonny. Kiki would fit the bill since her and Michael were a couple before the big lie was revealed.

    rebecca1 replied

    I don’t know…then they might as well have Silas commit suicide; he lost Sam, Rafe and now Kiki? How much can one man take!!!???? ;) Hope it’s not Kiki….

  53. CeeCee says:

    What a great, uplifting post, Nick. Here’s to you for your positivity….it’s refreshing !

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  54. Melissa says:

    If it’s true that they asked her to take a pay cut, I think she made the right choice to walk away. Even though she is young she is a 17-year veteran of soaps and should be treated with respect. If the show needs to cut its budget then why is it bringing on all of these new characters that have been recently announced? GH already has more characters than it knows what to do with. I think it’s a shame that they never found a groove for Kiki. She wasn’t the toughie she started out to be, and she wasn’t quite Starr either, so she fell through the cracks. It’s a shame.

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    su0000 replied

    Kristen Alderson was on of the chosen ones to cross-over, therefore she was kept employed, a paycheck..
    She never fitted in the atmosphere of GH. it was not her.
    she has the acting experience and the talent to find the right thing for her.. perhaps she has.
    Its her decision to leave. her personal life and choices are none of our business..

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    Melissa replied

    Agreed if she is leaving of her own volition to pursue other acting opportunities, I am happy for her and her reasons for leaving are her own. But if GH forced her hand by asking for a paycut, I think that’s a terrible way to treat a 17-year veteran of ABC soaps.

    Timmm replied

    Not a fan of Kiki BUT I could come up with a couple people before her to cut on the show.

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  55. kiki smith says:

    Kristen is a wonderful actress, and I wish her all the best, and am sure GH would always have her back, if she ever wants to come back.

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  56. Lew S says:

    All the best to Kristen! I remember when she first started as bratty Starr Manning on One Life to Live, many years ago.

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  57. Harry says:

    Y&R used to have a lot of characters who sang on the show. There was Danny, Lauren and of course, Gina. I say recast Summer with Kristen and make Summer a singer at her daddy’s bar.
    I want to like Summer but the actress plays her as a petulant, spoiled, whiny, little brat.
    Kristen could give her some depth.

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    Timmm replied

    Harry, your onto something there!

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  58. Satan says:

    Thank Hell she’s finally gone!

    Don’t let the door hit ya where my Former Employer split ya, StarrKikiTwit!

    And for the love of all that’s unholy, take Frodd with you!

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  59. Patrick says:

    Kristen Alderson : never really had a chance… once she broke up with Morgan

    sticking her with, in equal measure, dull Micheal really dragged these two down

    i’d have been happy if it was Chad Duell who was exiting the show

    Kiki : when she finally, came around, to her mother, Ava… was her brilliant star turn,
    there were MOMENTS that reel for this pairing…. top that off with Silas and now Avery… it would seem like this was the route to go

    i’ve soapbox bashed… it was all about her and Michael

    bid adieu

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  60. MARY DITANNA PENDRAK says:

    I REALLY AM SO SORRY THAT SHE’S LEAVING. WHAT IS THE REASON? IT’S REALLY HER BUSINESS. WILL MISS HER SINCE I’VE WATCHED HER ON TV FORM THE TIME SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL. WAS THRILLED THAT SHE WAS WITH GH FOR THE TIME THAT SHE WAS ON. I DO WISH HER THE BEST GOING INTO A NEW JOURNEY. SHE’S A BEAUTY, TALENTED IN MANY WAYS, ESPECIALLY HER SINGING, AND A WONDERFUL ACTRESS. GOD BLESS HER AND HOPE THAT ALL HER DREAMS WILL COME TRUE. HOPING SHE KEEPS US UP TO DATE WHEN SHE’S READY TO TELL US WHERE SHE’LL BE. AS ALWAYS MARY D. PENDRAK.

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  61. jeremy says:

    :) Goodluck Kristen

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  62. Louise Leonard says:

    Sorry a compromise to the legal dispute was not reached . I thought the crossovers were great . I like the character of Starr on GH better . The story for Alderson, Howarth and Easton were great as Starrr, Todd, and John. Sorry she is leaving wish she could be Starr again . Wish her al the best of luck and success .

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  63. MBmomof3 says:

    I’ve been a fan since she started on OLTL. I really didn’t care for the character Miki too much, but she grew on me. I will miss Kristin and wish her all the best.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Who’s Miki? lol. I meant Kiki, not Miki.

    Anyway, all the best Kristin. Thanks for the great memories. Hope to see you in another role soon.

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  64. Cassie says:

    Wow this was surprising to read! As a fan of ABC soaps from when I was a kid (yes, I basically kept that channel on ABC for the whole afternoon!), I’ve watched Kristen from her very early performances. You could see the spark and her talent even at such a young age. Yes, it’s true that she is still young and she should seek other opportunities. I agree with a lot of people saying that GH wrote her into a corner (and/or didn’t write enough of a storyline), which is a shame.

    Kristen – (if you are reading this) – congrats on your decision to see what other opportunities exist for you. Your track record and your phenomenal acting ability will have you soaring to new heights – much luck and success to you!

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    roseann king replied

    wonderfully put

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  65. MBmomof3 says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICHAEL FAIRMAN!!!! Loved the birthday pic on KA’s Instagram. Looked like a really fun celebration with a great group.

    (I see you’re a Packer fan too. I knew there was a reason I liked you <3 Go Pack Go! All the way to the Super Bowl!)

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    su0000 replied

    happy birthday Michael Fairman!!!!
    have a great year and all your wishes come true..

    Packers fan here !!!
    I luv the Packers and proudly wear my Packer gear here in Mn ..( i am very brave LOL :)

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  66. Michele says:

    Thank God KiKi is going . She has been going through the motions with horrible story lines they didn’t even get a job in port Charles. The writing has been terrible with the Fluke story line. I hope Anthony Geary got a nice raise. What happened to mayorFelicia? Too many stupid story lines

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  67. Michael (not Fairman) says:

    I wouldn’t have said that she didn’t have the stories that she had on OLTL, I’d have said that the character just doesn’t work, which just happens sometimes with a new character, despite the best efforts of all concerned. I thought KA was wonderful on OLTL, and I actually liked her as Starr on GH too (though maybe a shred less), but Kiki has not done anything for me. Who knows? Maybe KA senses that and has just decided she wants out. Or maybe it’s as people have said: she’s been on soaps her whole life and wants to see what else is out there. I wish her the best of luck.

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  68. Timmm says:

    I will be kind to the young lady and wish her well. I’ve seen her interviewed and she is sweet. Her character was not. It started with the name Kiki. The goofy faces, oh wait, I promised to be nice. She really didnt have any good stories. She had promise as Starr but that flickered out. What will Captain do? Probably him and Michael will fight over Rosa.

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  69. Ghlover says:

    Rumors are going strong that she is the new Hope Logan on B&B

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Seriously? Wow.

    I started to say “Well, she’s so different from Kim Matula,” but then, B&B has had some recent luck with recastings that are drastically different from the original (case in point: Thorsten Kaye as Ridge), so maybe so.

    If so, I wonder why (i.e., if she’s staying in soapland, why not just stay at GH)? I wonder if they courted her hard, or maybe if she hasn’t been all that happy at GH.

    Best of luck to her, whatever the real story is.

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  70. kelly walker says:

    i dont like it that shes leaving she was one of my favorites but i wish her the best of luck in whatever she does now!!

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  71. Lou Piikes says:

    Kirsten would be lucky if she got a gig on the Disney channel. She needs to invest some of her money and time and take some acting classes to improve her acting abilities.

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  72. Laurie says:

    What will happen w/Pervert Fluke’s obsession with Kiki now that KA’s leaving? Will he kill her?

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    su0000 replied

    What?/ you are kidding right
    Fluke is not and never has been ”obsessed” with Kiki..
    He simply was trying to get laid with a young woman lol ..
    there is a big difference between a horny dirty old man wanting to get it going and obsession.. lol

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  73. Mahalla says:

    This upsets me. I started watching GH because Starr, John and Todd moved to this soap. Them I got hooked on it and don’t miss it. I’m going to miss her character Kiki on GH. Sad to see her go.

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  74. Linda Cece says:

    I wish Kristen only the best that life has to offer. I always pray that her and Chad will continue their love, marry and have children. I can’t even fathom how gorgeous they will be with these two. LOL In whatever she chooses to do I pray it all turns out in her favor, and God bless Kristen always.

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  75. Karen says:

    Will miss you KA. Hope you’ll be back one day. You need to try a lot of other things and fly girl, flly!!!!!

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  76. Nancy Gross says:

    I’m very sad to see her leave, watched her grow up and become a great actress. Wishing her the best in her next endeavors. She will be missed!

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  77. Toni says:

    Will hate to see her go, I loved her and Michael together. She will be truly missed. I wish her the best of luck, in what ever new job she takes. Hope to see her on the big screen.

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  78. Regina Piazza says:

    Very sad if this is true. Have watchec her grow up on OLTL. She is very talented, + hope this is not true, but if it is, I wish her all the best!

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  79. Donna Clunan says:

    No, I don’t want her to go. She has always been my favorite from the first time she played Starr on Onel Life to Live. This is so disappointing.

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  80. brenda says:

    I really didn’t like Kiki from day one on GH so no big loss for me.

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  81. roseann king says:

    let me know where you go ,you my favorite star that started as a child,please

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  82. karen says:

    I don’t like the new kiki

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    Tammi replied

    I don’t either.

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  83. Tammi says:

    I think it’s sad that she’s leaving. I think Michael needs to go back to being sweet and the two of them together. I don’t like the person they have had playing her lately.

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