SPOILER ALERT! For many months now, fans of CBS's The Young and the Restless have been led to believe that villainous self-help guru Ian Ward is the biological father of war vet Dylan McAvoy. But...
Get ready for Martha Speaketh Weeketh! Summer Learning Day is June 20 and the PBS Kids hit Martha Speaks will join the campaign to encourage young ones to get some summertime education with three new episodes and a cool online game.
The goofy fun begins June 16 when Martha, the ever-hungry talking pooch, eats a copy of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and suddenly starts spouting Elizabethan English. There's more hilarity online with the brand new game, Martha's Steaks (pbskids.org/martha). Kids will expand their vocabulary as they help Martha's furry friends hurdle, dash, soar and tumble to catch treats through Martha's dreamscape of steaks, bacon and drumsticks. Beware of falling hamburgers!
Justine Simmons and Rev Run
He's got a bad case of the lonesomes. Rev Run, the seminal hip-hop artist, Pentecostal minister and father of six, really wants to have dinner with his family. How does he make sure this happens? By starring in a new Cooking Channel series, Rev Run's Sunday Suppers, premiering Sunday, June 8 at 10/9c. He gave TV Guide Magazine the hot dish.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Funny, he doesn't look a day over...oh, never mind. No matter what we say he'll get crabby! Disney Channel will help celebrate the 80th birthday of the delightfully tempestuous Donald Duck with a special episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Friday, June 6 (8:30am/7:30c).
A baby? Maybe. Last week on ABC's General Hospital, furious mob don Sonny Corinthos had a gun pointed at she-devil Ava Jerome and was ready to shoot her dead when the ever-enterprising beauty pulled out the ultimate trump card. She's pregnant! Ava explained that she'd just taken a home-pregnancy test and it was positive — the proof was right there in her waste basket! — but then admitted she didn't know if the father is Sonny, thanks to their one-time tryst in the Quartermaine crypt, or his son Morgan, whom she's been bedding for months. Was Ava's news pure luck or pure b.s.? Either way, it saved her life. For now, anyway. TV Guide Magazine had a chat with Maura West, the sensational two-time Emmy winner who plays Ava, and got her take on this terrific baby twist. And, of course, we talked about that even bigger shocker — her lack of an Emmy nomination!
When she wasn't busy raising hell as Sami on Days of Our Lives, hosting The Biggest Loser and being a wife and mom, Alison Sweeney somehow managed to knock out her fourth book — the frisky, funny beach read, Scared Scriptless (arriving June 3 from Hyperion). TV Guide Magazine spoke with Sweeney about her latest literary venture, her upcoming exit from Salem (she swears she's coming back) and why she has never — not even once! — been nominated for an Emmy.
So You Think You Can Dance will grand jete into its 11th season on Wednesday (8/7c, Fox), and, as usual, executive producer and judge supreme Nigel Lythgoe is shaking things up. He tells TV Guide Magazine all about it.
Gavin Houston, Aaron O'Connell
It's slammer time for Wyatt Cryer when The Haves and the Have Nots returns Tuesday and the druggie heartthrob — played by former Calvin Klein underwear model Aaron O'Connell — has lots to think about. He's been arrested for the hit-and-run death of a little girl and for leaving a second victim in a vegetative state, crimes he committed while driving high as a kite. But Wyatt has a very powerful and conniving daddy with a big, fat checkbook.
Wyatt Nash, Rose McIver
The chickens have come home to roost. Lifetime scored huge ratings last January with its gothic freakfest Flowers in the Attic, based on the 1979 V.C. Andrews best seller. Now comes Petals on the Wind. Inspired by Andrews's follow-up novel, the movie leaps ahead 10 years to find brother-and-sister lovers Chris and Cathy Dollanganger (this time played by Wyatt Nash and Rose McIver) trying hard — and failing — to bury their lust for each other.
Don't mess with Gordon Ramsay. The no-baloney supercook and restaurateur launches Season 5 of Fox's MasterChef on Monday, May 26 (8/7c) and will try to keep his cool as he takes the contestants out of the kitchen and into the field for an array of epic challenges. He gave TV Guide Magazine all the dish.
TV Guide Magazine: This season you have your competitors preparing food for hundreds of U.S. servicemen, catering a lavish beach wedding and taking command of a hot Hollywood restaurant. Isn't this a bit much for home cooks?
Ramsay: We're really pushing our people this season by making it real — not reality TV. Cooking for more than 500 Marines on a military base out in the desert would be a tall order for anyone trying to break into the restaurant trade, like the people on Hell's Kitchen, and it's even more difficult for our home cooks. We don't want them to perfect just one dish. We want them to perfect an entire Michelin-style restaurant! But those who can't take it don't make it.