He's got a need for speed. Emmy award-winning actor Eric Braeden — a.k.a Victor Newman on CBS's The Young and the Restless — is joining Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan, Olympic sprinter Carmelita Jeter, sci-fi goddess Tricia Helfer and a slew of other cool stars in the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race. The wildly popular annual event, set for April 12 in Long Beach, California, will benefit "Racing for Kids," a fundraising program that supports children's hospitals throughout the U.S. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the irrepressible Braeden about this fast-and-furious adventure and what he really thinks about everyone in Genoa City being so damn mad at The Mustache. Buckle up!
It's been 21 years since Knots Landing went off the air but it's still paying off for Donna Mills. The actress, who played cul-de-sac baddie Abby Ewing on the long-running primetime soap, has joined ABC's General Hospital as yet another ritzy firestarter, Madeline Reeves. Mills hit the air March 14 for a story arc scheduled to run about two months.
Another Q bites the dust! Suds vet Sean Kanan is wrapping up his role as A.J. Quartermaine on ABC's General Hospital — the character is currently in critical condition after being shot in the chest — and will head back to CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful to once again play badass Deacon Sharpe. The actor will continue working at GH through March 28, and be seen on the show for few weeks after that. He reports to B&B mid-April, with his return episode scheduled to air June 13. Kanan tells TV Guide Magazine his exit from GH was by mutual decision.
Wife No. 3 is about to have wedding No. 2 — if she doesn't get deported first! Tonight's episode of Trophy Wife, the first of a two-parter, finds Malin Akerman's Kate wanting a real wedding to her husband, Pete (Bradley Whitford), since their first was a no-frills quickie at the local courthouse. Akerman filled TV Guide Magazine in.
TV Guide Magazine: Why does your character so desperately need a traditional marriage ceremony? That's so not her.
Maura West, Maurice Benard
It's been a crazy couple of weeks on ABC's General Hospital! Femme fatale Ava Jerome (Maura West) was revealed to be the murderer of Connie Falconeri (Kelly Sullivan). Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) tried to kill A.J. Quartermaine (Sean Kanan) by shooting him point-blank in the chest. And Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) abandoned her husband, Patrick (Jason Thompson), and her little girl, Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer), to leave Port Charles and save the life of her old friend Jason, a controversial decision that has infuriated many GH fans. What's behind these big, bold, ballsy moves? TV Guide Magazine got some insight from the show's head writer Ron Carlivati.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson is about to rock your world. Then he'll rock a few billion more worlds beyond that. The famed astrophysicist is host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a 13-week Fox docuseries about the vast magnificence of our universe and an eye-popping, state-of-the-art successor to Carl Sagan's great '80s series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. In an unprecedented platform, the premiere episode of Cosmos (Sunday, March 9, 9/8c) will also air on National Geographic Channel, FX and seven other Fox networks (check tvguide.com listings). So pack your bags! TV Guide Magazine spoke with Tyson about this mind-expanding trip to infinity and beyond.
Jon Lindstrom. Cady McClain
It's good to be Jon Lindstrom! The multi-talented fan fave, best known as Dr. Kevin Collins on ABC's General Hospital, has directed his first feature film, the psychological chiller How We Got Away With It, about an annual reunion of friends that goes horribly wrong. It hits cable VOD later this month and opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles in April (check howwegotawaywithit.com for details). On top of that, the actor recently got hitched in a hush-hush ceremony to his longtime love Cady McClain — the iconic Dixie on All My Children and soon to be Kelly Andrews on The Young and the Restless. TV Guide Magazine had a gab session with Lindstrom to discuss it all!
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
He's survived in a world of vampires, witches and werewolves. Surely Ryan Kwanten can handle a pesky reptile! The True Blood heartthrob will lend his voice — his true Aussie voice — to the role of Brewster the Beast Trapper in the "Tick Tock Trap" episode of Disney's hit cartoon series Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
Melody Thomas Scott
Break out the bubbly! Nikki Newman, the hard-luck heroine played by Melody Thomas Scott on The Young and the Restless, has killed three people, married 11 times, battled pills and booze, worked as both a stripper and a hooker and even spread VD. Yet somehow she has managed to remain a pillar of Genoa City society. How does she do it? To find out, TV Guide Magazine sat down with Thomas Scott, who joined the CSB soap exactly 35 years ago Thursday. She shared with us her favorite, wildest, most trashtastic Nikki moments and we have clips to go with them that you won't believe! Check 'em out below.