First, the good news. They're not replacing him. Now, the bad. Four-time Emmy winner Jonathan Jackson, citing physical and emotional exhaustion, will exit ABC's General Hospital the week of December 19 when his character, Lucky Spencer, leaves Port Charles for yet another trip to Ireland. In recent months, Lucky has been hit by one shattering tragedy after another — the hit-and-run death of his little boy Jake, the disgusting downfall of his drunken dad Luke, and the death of his wife Siobhan, all of which led to the character's own descent into drugs and hallucinogenic madness.
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa
What's hotter than being timeless? On Friday, our fave curmudgeon Regis Philbin will depart Live! With Regis and Kelly, a 28-year New York gig that's helped land him in the Guinness World Records as the performer with the most hours ...
Not so fast! One Life to Live 's John McBain — the broody cop played by Michael Easton — is preparing to leave Llanview in dismay this week because Natalie, the woman he loves, is about to marry Brody (Mark Lawson).
Here's a shocker. TV Guide Magazine has learned that four-time Emmy winner Jonathan Jackson has decided to leave General Hospital and his role as Lucky Spencer and will shoot his final scenes November 17...
Love it! TV Guide Magazine has learned that the legendary soap scribe Agnes Nixon will make an appearance on One Life to Live before the show ends its run on ABC — and her role is a hoot! Nixon, who created OLTL back in 1968, will play...
One of our all-time favorite soap hoppers is making his way to Salem! Daytime Emmy Award winner Ian Buchanan — a veteran of All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Port Charles and General Hospital — is joining the cast of NBC's Days of Our Lives. A Days rep tells TV Guide Magazine that the popular Scotsman will play a character named Ian McAllister, a mega-rich businessman with a powerful and dangerous hold over cosmetics mogul Madison James (Sarah Brown).
David Giuntoli, Currie Graham
Those famous 19th century fairy tales written by the Brothers Grimm were very grim indeed, full of madness, murder and mutilation. Perfect for a modern-day crime procedural!
When the folks at The Young and the Restless needed a really lousy singer, they went out and found themselves a great one. American Idol Season 3 runner up Diana DeGarmo joins the CBS soap October 31 as Angelina, the Jersey girl daughter of mob boss Angelo Veneziano (Mike Starr). She comes to Genoa City with dreams of being a chart-topping vocalist. And what Angelina wants, Angelina gets! TV Guide Magazine spoke with DeGarmo about her trash-tastic new role.
TV Guide Magazine: Sounds like Y&R is getting some comic relief! Give us the deets on this chick.
DeGarmo: Well, she's an over-the-top, gum-smacking, tone-deaf princess whose hair is as large as her attitude. [Laughs] And I'm having a blast! Angelina believes she's Barbra Streisand mixed with Celine Dion and her father — who thinks his spoiled-brat daughter sings like a choir of angels — really puts the pressure on Devon [the young music producer played by Bryton James] to show her the ropes and make her a success. It's fantastically hilarious because it puts the poor kid in a horrible predicament!
TV Guide Magazine: Word is, she'll develop a mad crush on Kevin Fisher [Greg Rikaart].
DeGarmo: Ooh, she wants him bad! Angie has her eyes, her heart and her body set on landing Kevin — and it scares him to death! He's just so sweet ...
Rachel Reilly won the $500,000 grand prize last month on Big Brother 13. Now she's working for tips on The Bold and the Beautiful! The marriage-crazy redhead will return to the CBS soap October 28 and 31 as Rachel, a saucy cocktail schlepper at the Bikini Beach bar, and she'll have her real-life fiancé (and fellow Big Brother player) Brendon Villegas in tow. The future Mrs. V gave TV Guide Magazine the lowdown.
TV Guide Magazine: What's with all the B&B love? This is your 10th appearance!
Reilly: I know! Isn't it crazy? [Laughs] And this time I'm a bride! Brendon and I are part of the Halloween shows so they put us in wedding outfits, which of course I loved! We're getting Bikini Beach ready for a party. Amber [Adrienne Frantz] is there flirting with Thorne [Winsor Harmon]. The costumes and makeup are so fantastic you're going ...