He did whaat? Fans of CBS's The Young and the Restless just found out that good guy Nick Newman — played by longtime fan fave Joshua Morrow — is capable of heartless deceit. Yes, it seems our Nick has known for years that he might not be the biological father of his beloved teen daughter Summer (Hunter King), and he's kept that knowledge from the kid, her mother, Phyllis (Michelle Stafford), and Jack (Peter Bergman), the other possible dad. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Morrow about this messy development. Has his character been trashed forever? Or is there a sly way out of this?
Da Vinci's Demons
Let's hope he's packing some garlic. Friday's episode of Starz's historical-fantasy series Da Vinci's Demons will feature a face-off between Leonardo Da Vinci (Tom Riley) and Vlad the Impaler (Paul Rhys), the notorious inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. It's not that crazy a notion: Da Vinci and Vlad were Renaissance contemporaries and close enough neighbors. And Vlad, despite his lust for horrific torture, was hailed as a savior by the Catholic church because he kept the Ottoman Empire from conquering the Italian states.
Liam is gonna crap. Former Days of Our Lives star Darin Brooks has joined the cast of CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful as Wyatt Fuller, a character described by a show rep as "clever and mysterious and a love interest for Hope Logan [Kim Matula]." Brooks, who won a 2009 Emmy as Days' Max and went on to star in three seasons of Spike's riotously raunchy sitcom Blue Mountain State, has already started shooting at B&B. He'll hit the air June 21. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the star about his juicy — and...
The loss of Emmy winner Jeanne Cooper is a staggering blow to the daytime drama community and to the millions of fans of The Young and the Restless, where she spent nearly 40 years as supernova Katherine Chancellor. CBS plans to honor the actress, author and humanitarian, who died May 8 at age 84, with a 60-minute tribute airing on Y&R Tuesday, May 28.
He gave us some of the greatest films ever — The Sound of Music, Planet of the Apes, Jaws, M*A*S*H, The French Connection and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Now the late Hollywood megamogul Richard D. Zanuck is the subject of a new TCM documentary, Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking.
Marie Osmond, "The Key Is Love"
Marie Osmond's new, perfect-for-Mother's-Day book The Key is Love: My Mother's Wisdom, A Daughter's Gratitude (New American Library) became an instant New York Times best seller. No surprise there. It's a fantastic read, one of those rare personal stories where you learn lots about the subject and even more about yourself. Osmond, the mother of eight, and coauthor Marcia Wilkie write movingly yet unsparingly about the 2010 suicide of the star's son, Michael Bryan, but also pack the book with warm, practical advice from Osmond's late mom, Olive. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Osmond on the set of her Hallmark Channel daytime talk show Marie where, appropriately, she was preparing for a special Mother's Day episode (airing Thursday, May 9 at noon/11c).
Cher, Georgia Holt
Is fabulousness passed down through the DNA? Apparently so. Oscar winner Cher tells TV Guide Magazine about Lifetime's Dear Mom, Love Cher (Monday, May 6 at 10/9c), the Mother's Day documentary she exec produced to honor the woman who brought her into this world — 86-year-old, six-times-married, totally trippy Georgia Holt.
Man, do we miss her! Susan Flannery, who last year walked away from her 25-year role as Stephanie Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, is once again back in the Daytime Emmy race after four wins and three zillion nominations.
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We know who's been nominated. Now it's time to get some scoop on the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy show itself. TV Guide Magazine spoke with executive producer Gabriel Gornell and HLN executive vp and general manager Scot Safon about the ceremony, airing live on HLN from the Beverly Hilton Hotel (Sunday, June 16, 8/7c). Expect big changes.
"Last year we only had three weeks to prepare for the show but this time we have two months and that's going to make a vast difference in the way we honor daytime television," Safon says. "We were so heartened by what we achieved in such a small amount of time last year that we just knew we had to dream bigger. Our working theme for this year's ceremony is 'Past, Present and Future,' which will honor 40 years of the Daytime Emmys and 40 years of daytime television breakthroughs — the many ways daytime was there first, especially when it came to subject matter on the daytime dramas, talk shows and children's programming. It's an extraordinary legacy."