The Borg is back. And the badass collective is looking better — and by that we mean worse — than ever before! On Tuesday, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media will release the classic "Best of Both Worlds" two-parter from Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) is abducted by the Borg, as a seamless, high-definition feature on Blu-ray Disc. Look for loads of terrific extras, including a newly produced featurette "Regeneration: Engaging the Borg," that explores the creation of the popular villain race via interviews with production staff, effects experts, writers and cast.
The 40th annual Daytime Emmy Award nominations will be announced Wednesday during the 8 a.m. hour of ABC's Good Morning America. Will General Hospital add to all its 50th anniversary glory by landing a spot in the Outstanding Daytime Drama category? Can The Bold and the Beautiful turn a bad break — the departure of queen bee Susan Flannery — into good news? Does Days of Our Lives have a lock on the top prize thanks to its acclaimed, groundbreaking gay storyline? You can't handicap the best soap category without knowing which two episodes each show submitted to the blue-ribbon panels — and TV Guide Magazine has the scoop!
Tuc Watkins, Courtney Watkins, Marie Osmond
We thought Tuc Watkins had the role of a lifetime as One Life to Live's madcap hedonist David Vickers. Turns out he's got an even greater role these days! Watkins will appear on the Hallmark Channel talk show Marie (Monday, April 29, noon/11c) and reveal for the first time that he's a gay single dad, telling host Marie Osmond that he recently welcomed twins Catchen and Curtis via surrogate.
The happily sleep-deprived star says the four-month-olds are just starting to giggle which "makes all those midnight feedings totally worth it."
The Bold and Beautiful Forrester Fashion Show
The Bold and the Beautiful's Caroline Spencer has gone from wholesome heroine to whack-job villainess faster than the rest of us change socks — but actress Linsey Godfrey thinks her character's out-of-nowhere personality transplant is completed justified.
Mario Batali, Jane Elliot, Michael Symon
Oh, hell no! The General Hospital relish wars will escalate next month when Tracy Quartermaine — the witch-on-wheels played by Jane Elliot — learns that her nephew and arch-rival, A.J. Quartermaine (Sean Kanan), has been booked on The Chew to show off his Pickle-Lila recipe.
Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering
Only in Salem, kids, only in Salem. Days of Our Lives heartthrobs Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Galen Gering (Rafe) claim they had no problem shooting the soap's Magic Mike spoof airing April 23. But let's get real here. When you launch your career on Passions — as both actors did — you probably don't have much dignity left!
Anticipation is running high for Prospect Park's reboots of All My Children and One Life to Live — premiering April 29 via Hulu and iTunes — but nobody's more excited than the creator of both soaps, the legendary 85-year-old Agnes Nixon....
Genie Francis and Kin Shriner
Table for three? Right this way! ABC has announced that ousted General Hospital stars Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson, who left the soap several weeks ago due that contract mess with Prospect Park, will all return on May 10. No plot deets are available yet, but it does have us wondering who will remain on this gloriously over-stuffed show, especially now that the 50th anniversary craziness has peaked, and the Nurses Ball is a camptastic memory. What's to become of Laura and Scotty and Bobbie and Lucy? Is looney-tunes Brenda on her way out? Is Frisco too pissed to come back? And will Blackie Parrish ever get out of the slammer and return to Port Chuck? TV Guide Magazine got the 411 from head writer Ron Carlivati.
Daddy's back! In the stunning cliffhanger of Wednesday's episode of ABC's General Hospital it was revealed that Stavros Cassadine — the heartthrob baddie played by Robert Kelker Kelly — didn't die when he went down that bottomless pit back in 2001. In fact, he's still looking mighty damn fine and holding Luke, Laura and Lulu hostage on Cassadine Island! Are even more Cassadines coming? Is Helena really most sincerely dead? Head writer Ron Carlivati gave TV Guide Magazine the scoop on this unstoppable crime clan.<
Cher and Robert Osborne
When it comes to old movies, don't mess with Cher. The Oscar-winning uber-diva and passionate film buff is helping Turner Classic Movies launch its new weekly film series Friday Night Spotlight (8/7c), which kicks off this week. Each month will showcase a different theme and guest co-host. First up is A Woman's World: The Defining Era of Women in Film, a collection of 17 classic movies — handpicked by Cher — that illustrates the evolving roles of women from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Among them: Stella Dallas, Mildred Pierce, Bachelor Mother, So Proudly We Hail, The Devil in Miss Jones and the 1946 Best Picture Oscar winner The Best Years of Our Lives. (For a full list go to tcm.com). Cher and TCM host Robert Osborne will talk shop and intro the films, which air in four categories — Motherhood (April 5), War Effort and the Homefront (April 12), Working Women (April 19) and Women Taking Charge (April 26). TV Guide Magazine rang Cher to talk about her obsession with the golden age of Hollywood and to find out — if she could turn back time — which long-gone leading man she'd most like to costar with. You'll never guess.