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    Rebecca Herbst Fired From General Hospital. (Updated: She's Staying)

    Tuesday, February 22 2011

    Rebecca Herbst (ABC)
    Updated February 22:

    It's official. Soap Opera Digest reports that ABC has confirmed Rebecca Herbst will be staying on as Elizabeth.

    Updated: February 18

    Only one month ago, it was announced that Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) would be leaving the cast this spring but it appears that TPTB have changed their mind. According to preliminary reports, it looks as though the popular actress will be signing on to stay with the series. will let you know more as soon as we receive more information.

    Original article: January 18

    On her way out.

    A rep at ABC has confirmed that Rebecca Herbst will be leaving Port Charles. Per their statement: "Storyline dictates the exit of Elizabeth Webber this spring. The next few months promise to be a 'not to miss' story for the character. We at ABC and General Hospital wish Rebecca Herbst nothing but the best in all of her future endeavors."

    Rebecca has played the role of Elizabeth since 1997, enjoying front burner storylines and popular romances with both Lucky (Jonathan Jackson) and Jason (Steve Burton) over the years. However, since the reveal of Elizabeth's affair with Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) and the actress' return from maternity leave late last year, she hasn't been given much to do. There's no word on how exactly Elizabeth will be written out, but will keep you updated.

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    Posted by mamajj at Tuesday, January 18 2011 05:24 PM

    This is horrible news. Her character is totally redeemable. Best wishes to Rebecca. Hate to see her go.

    Posted by reikihealer83 at Tuesday, January 18 2011 05:26 PM

    This is not surprising but I wish they would have given her more to work with. I think she was not only redeemable but also a great fleshed out character. What about the kids?

    Posted by jasonismyfreepass at Tuesday, January 18 2011 06:30 PM

    After watching GH for 35 years, I will no longer be watching. GH has been taken off of my DVR.

    Posted by imissanotherworld at Tuesday, January 18 2011 07:05 PM

    She'll be the one they'll be begging to come back in 5 years....sorta like with Laura and Brenda

    Posted by Mezzoid at Tuesday, January 18 2011 07:49 PM

    THANK GOD. I have loathed this character since her conversion from bad girl to self-righteous twit. She should take Robin with her. The two of them could spend the remainder of their lives judging people.

    Posted by Scorpioqueen at Tuesday, January 18 2011 08:31 PM

    Horrible to believe the news i here today the Rebecca Herbst was out of GH still can't believe it but is true.I love her Character so more turn in to watching Elizabeth.turn in to watching GH tell Rebecca Herbst leaving this spring I will missing her character of Elizabeth so must was amazing great fun and joying to watching her.I wishing Rebecca Herbst best to her and family god bless.....

    Posted by Scorpioqueen at Tuesday, January 18 2011 08:46 PM

    IF you can't said any thing good about his character just don't trashing this character the fans love we wishing Rebecca Herbst the best god bless.....

    Posted by Sheshe19 at Tuesday, January 18 2011 08:51 PM

    I hope she is leaving because she wanted to and not other reasons. She is a great actress. Her character was one of my favorites for years until recently. I am not to disappointed though because of what her character has become. Cheating on Lucky with that retarded Nikolas was not a good move on the writers part. Nikolas has always went after Lucky's girls and her character fell into the trap. I hope that before she leaves the show her character can find out the truth about Lucky being the real father of her third child.

    Posted by ShannieB99 at Tuesday, January 18 2011 09:09 PM

    So sorry to hear that Rebecca Herbst is leaving the show. I loved Elizabeth and Lucky and Elizabeth and Jason. But I guess it just once again hits us fans that if your favorite character isn't part of the world of Sonny, you are just not meant to be part of the show. Too bad, the show is going to loose a lot of fans. Wish Ms. Herbst all the best of luck and hope to see you soon on another show.

    Posted by love a soaplady at Tuesday, January 18 2011 09:45 PM

    How on earth will lucky ever find out about his baby?

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