'GENERAL HOSPITAL' UPDATE: LILA'S BACK TO HER FORMER SELF

We are happy to report that Anna Lee, 82, who plays Lila on "General Hospital" is back to work on the show and received a big welcome. Her first show was set to air Sept. 20.

During Lee's absence, in which she was recovering from an infection after surgery last spring, veteran actress Meg Wyllie played her part.

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Lee's "General Hospital" co-star, Sharon Wyatt, who plays Tiffany Donely, recently played hostess to a group of Tennessee pals who attended the UCLA vs. Tennessee football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

"We ordered 75 tickets and could have used more," says Wyatt, noting that the entire group was "rooting for Tennessee. I've been a fan since I was a kid. I went to the University of Tennessee and played in the band. I played alto saxophone, which I started playing when I was in the fifth grade. At one time, I actually wanted to be a musical director."

Does Wyatt ever tinker with her sax these days?

"I don't have it any more," she says. "I let someone borrow it years ago, and they lost it. I haven't played since."

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Just call George Hamilton and Dodgers catcher Mike Piazza "The Bold and the Beautiful." The two were special guests invited to a big fashion show on the soap.

Sally Spectra (played by Darlene Conley) presented The Grand Diva Collection--a Spectra Plus-Size Fashion Show--with designs by Anthony Armando (played by Michael Sabatino) on Sept. 12-13.

In the story line, Hamilton played Sunny Stone, a department store buyer and long-time friend of Sally's. Piazza, last year's Rookie of the Year, appeared as himself to escort Sally down the runway after the fashion show. Also guesting was Linda Arroz, editor-in-chief of BBW (Big Beautiful Women) Magazine, who appeared as herself.

The fictional fashion show featured haute couture and ready-to-wear fashions and conservative business attire designed by Los Angeles designer Daphne Jogopulos. Jogopulos recently won the "Best New Designer" award from BBW Magazine.

BBW Magazine provided technical assistance in the production of the "B&B;" fashion show. The models used actually are from Specialty Models of Los Angeles.

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