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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Kimberly McCullough, aka “Robin Scorpio”, exits GH

 

Kimberly McCullough (publicity photo courtesy of ABC-TV via wikipedia commons)

Kimberly McCullough was introduced to followers of the TV soap, General Hospital at the age of seven as the daughter of World Security Bureau (WSB) agents Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) and Anna DeVane (Finola Hughes) on September 6, 1985.

She has been one of the few soap stars to have aged in real-time. She is 33 years old and has been on General Hospital for 23 years with stints of 1985-1997, 1998-2000, 2001, 2004, 2005-2012.

She was the only soap character living as an HIV-positive.

It was announced three months ago by General Hospital on November 21, 2011, that McCullough would leave the show in early 2012 to pursue her long-time dream of being a director.

Exactly three months to the day, February 21, 2012, “Robin Scorpio” died on General Hospital in a laboratory explosion where she was trying to save some lab work medicines that would save Jason Morgan from his headaches.

She will be missed by the soap world.

 

Info compiled from ABC-TV, Soap Opera News & Internet reports

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday, April 19, 2011: Almanac, Celebrity Birthdays

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, IS THE 109TH DAY OF 2011. THERE ARE 256 DAYS LEFT IN THE YEAR.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

April 19, 1995 the 51-day siege ended at the Branch Davidian compound. Mt. Carmel building at the compound (photo by Dtobias via wikipedia commons)

* On April 19, 1861, a week after the Civil War began, President Abraham authorized a blockade of Southern ports.

* In 1775, the American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord.

* In 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. Bomber Timothy McVeigh was later convicted of federal murder charges and was executed in a Terre Haute, Indiana prison.

* In 1951, General Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his command by President Harry S. Truman, bid farewell in an address to Congress with a quote from a ballad, “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”

* In 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began smashing their way in; dozens of people were killed.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

65 TIM CURRY, actor

59 TONY PLANA, actor from Ugly Betty TV show

43 ASHLEY JUDD, actress and wife of IRL driver Dario Franchitti

33 James Franco, actor from General Hospital

32 KATE HUDSON, actress and daughter of Goldie Hawn

30 HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN, actor

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Monday, September 27, the 270th day of 2010. There are 95 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On September 27, 1939, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered to invading forces from Nazi Germany during World War II.

* In 1779, John Adams was named by congress to negotiate peace terms with Britain after the Revolutionary War.

* In 1954, Tonight! made its network debut on NBC. Steve Allen was the host.

* In 1964, the government released the report of the Warren Commission, which found that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy.

* In 1979, Congress gave final approval to forming the U.S. Department of Education.

* One year ago today, September 27, 2009, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was elected to a second term.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Don Cornelius is 74 today (file photo)

90 Jayne Meadows, actress.

76 Wilford Brimley, actor and TV commercial pitchman.

74 Don Cornelius, producer & creator of Soul Train.

67 Randy Bachman, rock musician for the group Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

63 Meat Loaf, rock singer.

63 A Martinez, actor on LA Law, Santa Barbara and General Hospital.

63 Liz Torres, actress.

59 Richard Gerald Mason, Megasportsnews.com’s advisor and brother of website creator Stuart Mason.

52 Shaun Cassady, singer, director, actor, son of Shirley Jones and the late Jack Cassady and brother of David Cassady of the Partridge Family.

38 Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and daughter of Blythe Danner and Bruce Paltrow, one of the producers of the TV show Wild Wild West with Robert Conrad and Ross Martin.

28 Lil’ Wayne, singer & rapper.

26 Avril Lavigne, singer.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR THURSDAY August 19, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday August 19, the 231st day of 2010. There are 134 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On August 19, 1812, the USS Constitution defeated the British frigate Guerriere off of Nova Scotia during the War of 1812.

* In 1942, during World War II, about 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a disastrous raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France. They suffered more than 50 percent in casualties.

* In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford won the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

* In 1991, a group of Soviet hard-liners annonced to a shocked world that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev had been removed from power. The coup attempt failed two days later.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Kirk Herbstreit is 41 today (courtesy of Ohio State athletics)

70 Johnny Nash, singer.

70 Jill St. John, actress from Batman and James Bond movies.

64 Bill Clinton, former president.

62 Tipper Gore, wife of former Vice President Al Gore.

47 John Stamos, actor from General Hospital, Full House And Charmed.

45 Kyra Sedgwick, actress from The Closer and wife of Kevin Bacon.

45 Kevin Dillon, actor.

41 Kirk Herbstreit, former Ohio State QB and ESPN football analyst and WBNS Radio sports talk host.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR JUNE 30, 2010: News and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and entertainment news

NEWS

 

*Remember we told you a few days ago that Actor Brian Austin Green and Actress Megan Fox were engaged?

Well, apparently they don’t like long engagements!

Nobody thought that Megan Fox would ever get married. But she has left the single life for the married one.

The Transformers star secretly and quietly married longtime boyfriend, Brian Austin Green, in a ceremony late last week in Hawaii.

The couple met on the set of the sitcom Hope & Faith.

The marriage is the first for both. Green has an 8-year-old son with actress Vanessa Marcil formerly of General Hospital, Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place.

Actress Megan Fox (photo by Willie Davenport)

Green is 36 and Fox is 24. They had a fairly large wedding but there was alot of security to keep fans and the media away if they somehow found the location out. All guests were told not to say anything about the time, place, date or location upon accepting their invitation.

Green is best known for his role as David Silver on the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210.

He and Fox are said to be spending their honeymoon at the Four Seasons Hualalai Hotel where the wedding took place.

*American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox made two stops on Monday at Toledo area radio stations to promote the “American Idols Live!” tour.

The visit by the Elliston, Ohio native, who is 24-years-old, was her first trip home since her homecoming tour of Toledo and Ottawa County in early May; and since deadly tornadoes ripped through the area this month and devastated parts of southeastern Michigan and northwestern Ohio, including near her father’s home.

Bowersox said she hopes to perform at a benefit concert for victims of the tornadoes in the fall after the American Idol tour wraps up in September.

The tour will make a stop July 27 in Columbus for a concert at Nationwide Arena.

*Allyn Ferguson, an Emmy-winning composer who co-wrote the themes for the 1970′s TV shows Charlie’s Angels and Barney Miller, has died at age 85.

His daughter, Jill Ferguson, said her father died last Wednesday in his home near Los Angeles.

Allyn Ferguson wrote several scores for dozens of TV episodes in the 1970′s and 1980′s.

BIRTHDAYS

STANLEY CLARKE, Jazz musician is 59

DAVID ALAN GRIER, Actor and Comedian turns 54

VINCENT D’ONOFRIO, Actor on Law & Order, Criminal Intent celebrates #51

MIKE TYSON, Championship Boxer is 44

FANTASIA, Rhythm-and-Blues singer from American Idol fame is turning 26

MICHAEL PHELPS, Swimmer and Olympic gold medalist is 25.