Genie Francis, Anthony Geary, Kin Shriner
All that's missing are the mullets. A trip to the General Hospital soundstage these days feels like an express pass to the 1980s, especially during the filming of the big fan-fave event known as the Nurses Ball. The red-carpet soiree — airing April 5, 8 and 9 as part of the soap's 50th anniversary celebration — has Rick Springfield returning as Dr. Noah Drake, who will take to the stage and rock out "Jessie's Girl." Off on the sidelines, Frisco (Jack Wagner) is trying to woo back his Reagan-era love Felicia (Kristina Wagner), while Anna (Finola Hughes) is once again in the arms of her Duke (Ian Buchanan). And look, it's the long-lost Nurse B obbie (Jackie Zeman)! Fitness guru Richard Simmons, another '80s fixture in Port Charles, is on hand as the charity gala's pushy choreographer. But not even he can get these oldies sweatin'.
Ricky Paull Goldin
Here comes trouble! TV Guide Magazine has exclusively learned that former All My Children and Guiding Light great Ricky Paull Goldin will hit The Bold and the Beautiful May 15 as Jesse, the badass dude who fathered Maya's child. According to a B&B rep, the baby daddy "will arrive on the scene, see Maya with Rick and immediately get jealous." The hyper-busy ...
Ain't he supposed to be dead? TV Guide Magazine can exclusively report that Chris Robinson has been added to the list of General Hospital greats returning for the soap's 50th anniversary.
The veteran actor, who played heartthrob doc Rick Webber, rocked the '70s and '80s as part of the sizzling Rick-Monica-Alan-Lesley quadrangle. In 2002, the writers suddenly villainized Rick and the character was killed, seemingly by his stepdaughter Laura (Genie Francis), though the real killer turned out to be Scotty (Kin Shriner). But that hot mess won't stop Robinson from hitting the air April 1 in scenes with Rick's former love Monica (Leslie Charleson). Just how GH will pull off the trick is hush-hush.
"I could never have predicted I'd be rejoining the group but I guess anything is possible on a soap, even when you've been dead 10 years!" says Robinson, who was working in Arizona (where he now lives) on the western film The Forsaken when ABC paged him to return. "I looked pretty scruffy when I showed up at GH," he says. "I had long hair and a flavor saver on my chin because of the movie, so they tried to clean me up. They wanted me to look as much like Rick as possible, so they bring out this old photo they found in the files. It was me 35 years ago before I was cast on GH! I said, 'You want me to look like that?'"
She's been an amnesiac art thief, a sleeping-pill poppin' wacko and a kick-ass-and-take-names policewoman. Heck, Days of Our Lives' Hope Brady has even been dead! But Kristian Alfonso is still alive and well and playing the part, 30 years after she first set foot on the Days soundstage. April 14 marks the big anniversary. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the beloved suds sensation about her stunning run in Salem.
Nothing but the best for Nikki Newman! The much-married heroine of The Young and the Restless is hiring The Bold and the Beautiful's Eric Forrester — played by John McCook — to design a bridal gown for her fourth wedding to the dastardly Victor Newman. And that'll have McCook crossing over to Y&R to make a guest appearance at the ceremony (March 18-19 on CBS). TV Guide Magazine spoke with the veteran actor about his trip to Genoa City and, of course, what it's like to suddenly be the biggest slut on B&B!
As fans of The Mentalist know only too well, you'd have to be nuts to purposely piss off Red John. But that's just what will happen in Sunday's episode, titled "There Will Be Blood," when the serial killer's accomplice, Lorelei Martins, goes rogue. Played by Entourage's Emmanuelle Chriqui, the needy, high-strung Lorelei packs an all-purpose gym bag of devastation (gun, Taser, rope, handcuffs) and sets out to avenge the murder of her sister Miranda — a crime that...
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
The Crystal Mickey has been stolen! Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse spoofs Raiders of the Lost Ark (Friday, 9 am/8c) when a statue of the world's most famous mouse is snatched from the Clubhouse. This is no mere tchotchke. Without the statue's magic, the Clubhouse will disappear forever! The thief, it turns out, is Plunderin' Pete and he's way too dastardly for Mickey, Minnie, Donald and company to handle on their own.
She was the accidental superstar. Fifties and Sixties film icon Kim Novak rarely grants interviews these days but she gave a doozy to Turner Classic Movies' Robert Osborne for Kim Novak: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival. The hour-long chat, filmed before a live audience, will air Wednesday at 8/7c, followed by four of the star's top films: Picnic (1955), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Bell, Book and Candle (1958) and Of Human Bondage (1964). Novak, still fantastically gorgeous at 80, had a meteoric rise in the business: She went from being a Chicago refrigerator model known as "Miss Deepfreeze" in 1953 to major film star in two short years. By 1956, she was considered the top box-office star in the world. Novak gave it all up just as quickly, moving from Hollywood to...
Now we finally know why they called it Revolution. When NBC's rambunctious action-adventure series premiered to record ratings last fall, it was all about a dystopian future world without power or technology. But when the show returns March 25 after a four-month break, we'll suddenly find our ragtag heroes, led by crossbow-wielding Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos) and her sword-swinging uncle, Miles (Billy Burke), under attack by a squadron of military choppers. Juice has been restored — and the villains have it!
Hugh Jackman and Marie Osmond
The little daytime talk show that could — Hallmark Channel's Marie, hosted by Marie Osmond (weekdays, 10am/9c) — is starting to get some A-List attention! Recent Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman sits down with Osmond for a three-part interview airing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The pair shoots the bull in an intimate, one-on-one session sans audience, with Jackman dishing about Les Misérables (out on DVD/Blu-ray March 22), his personal life and his admiration for Osmond, whom he considers an "inspiration." Check out the clip!