Sarah Joy Brown
Will she set a Daytime Emmy record? Sarah Joy Brown is a frontrunner in the lead actress race for her role as crazy-ass mob moll — and axe victim — Claudia Zacchara on General Hospital. She already has three Emmys as GH's original Carly, one in supporting, two as younger actress. If she wins again on June 27 (9/8c, CBS), she'll be the first to score a statue in all three performance categories. The bodacious Brown is already laying the groundwork for a 2011 nod for her current role as lovelorn Agnes Jones on The Bold and the Beautiful. Expect things to amp up June 17 when Aggie, who carries a secret torch for Nick (Jack Wagner), definitively learns what she's been suspecting for weeks — that Nick's wife Bridget (Ashley Jones) is pregnant by her loverboy Owen (Brandon Beemer). And, just one episode later, Aggie blabs the news to Nick! TV Guide Magazine spoke with Brown about the fine art of hell-raising...
Now this is Big Love! Days of Our Lives will celebrate the life, and honor the passing, of legendary actress Frances Reid with a farewell that's unprecedented in soap history. The beloved veteran, who played Salem matriarch Alice Horton from the show's debut in 1965 until her health became too fragile in 2007, died last February at age 95. On June 9, Days viewers will learn that Alice is rapidly declining, at which point several characters from the past will gather for a final visit...
It's the most controversial soap plot of the year but is it really what we think it is? General Hospital has sent teenager Michael Corinthos III (Chad Duell) to prison for the death of his stepmother and, while there, he's been repeatedly beaten and presumably raped by Carter (Joshua Wingate), an inmate who is in league with the psychotic artist Franco (James Franco). Though the soap is dropping all sorts of hints that Michael has been sexually violated, no one on screen is using the R word. Nor is anyone at ABC Daytime. In fact, last week a network rep told TV Guide Magazine that the show wants viewers to make up their own minds about what's happening to Michael. But now GH's Emmy-winning head writer Bob Guza is coughing up a bit more info.
Heroes ended its season last February with the indestructible Claire (Hayden Panettiere) throwing herself from the top of a Ferris wheel in front of the media, revealing her superpower to the world. Should the axed series return with a wrap-up miniseries—that's creator Tim Kring's hope, and he says he's meeting with NBC this month to discuss it — the plot will skip ahead a year or so to see the effect of Claire's revelation...
Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless
This has gotta be some sort of TV record. On the Nov. 25 episode of The Young and the Restless, Paul (Doug Davidson) and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) will have sex—three decades after the characters last did the deed! The surprise recoupling happens when Paul offers Nikki a place to stay while she copes with the death of her best friend, Kay (Jeanne Cooper), and recovers from her abusive relationship with Victor (Eric Braeden). They begin to reminisce about the past and end up in the sack.
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Catherine Hickland has been through so many failed marriages and painful relationships that she could write a book. And so she did. The actress, who plays One Life to Live's nutsy heroine Lindsay Rappaport, will hit the market Dec. 30 with her self-empowerment guide, The 30-Day Heartbreak Cure: Getting Over Him and Back Out There One Month From Today .
Read how Hickland's own experiences informed her endeavor, after the jump.
Susan Flannery, John McCook and, Jennifer Gareis, The Bold and the Beautiful
Eric Forrester has a problem. His wife won't give him up. And neither will his other wife. Played on The Bold and the Beautiful by John McCook, the Calvin Klein-like fashion designer recently came out of a coma to find his estranged spouse, Donna (Jennifer Gareis), in a battle royal with Stephanie (Susan Flannery), to whom he's been married three times. Nothing new there — they've been fighting over him for months —but now both gals want to live with Eric ...
Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia
Just as All My Children takes Bianca's new relationship to the next level, the Internet is abuzz with reports that Guiding Light is about to launch its own lesbian romance between Olivia and Natalia, the heterosexual — or so we thought — frenemies played by Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia.
Get the latest word, after the jump.
Eden Riegel and Tamara Braun
Tamara Braun didn't plan to be back in the suds so soon, but she couldn't turn down a chance to make some daytime TV history. The acclaimed actress, recently seen as nutjob Ava Vitali on Days of Our Lives, will join All My Children Oct. 30 as lesbian architect Reese Williams. Viewers will learn that Reese has been having a very serious romance in Paris with the soap's sapphic icon, Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel). So serious that they're about to become parents. Yep, Binks is pregnant.
Get lots more scoop plus Braun's take on her new daytime gig, after the jump.
Tristan Rogers and Finola Hughes
I nearly bailed on General Hospital: Night Shift because its season premiere back in July was just so awful. But then the show got good. Really good. And now it's indisputably superior to the mob-infested soap that spawned it.
Read and discuss the rest of Logan's rave after the jump.