Frank Langella and Christopher Plummer
He could float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. That we remember. But a lot of us have forgotten — and most younger people haven't a clue — that the world's most famous prizefighter, Muhammad Ali, lost many of his prime boxing years because he refused to take part in the Vietnam War. The HBO movie Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight reexamines his politically charged battle for a...
Buckle your seatbelt and keep your lip zipped! When ABC's new hit series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for episode 2 (Tuesday, 8/7c) its covert team of superhero wranglers and alien investigators will fly to Peru to check out a bizarre object of unknown origin. Then, on Oct. 8, they race against the clock to locate a scientific genius who's been kidnapped. And on Oct. 15, they're after a female superthief. But don't expect any deets from Ming-Na Wen. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the actress, who plays badass pilot Melinda May, about the pros and cons of starring on such a high-security show. Warning: This job can be hell on your friendships!
When Homer Simpson suddenly stops eating pork and drinking booze it can only mean one thing — he's gone Muslim! Homeland gets spoofed when The Simpsons returns for its 25th season Sunday, Sept. 29 (8/7c, Fox) to find the D'oh Man greatly changed after his trip to a nuclear-power convention.
It's the Flying Dead! When NBC's hit supernatural series Grimm ended last season, Portland cop Nick Burkhardt (played by David Giuntoli) had been turned into a zombie and was all boxed up on a plane bound for Europe. When the series returns on Friday, Oct. 25, the Royal Families will try to use him as a pawn in their crusade to take over the world — but will Nick turn out to be a Royal asset or a Royal pain? Giuntoli gave TV Guide Magazine a preview!
The Little Mermaid
She's Disney's youngest princess and, when she's in a jam, she calls in the big guns! This November, Disney Channel will air the primetime animated special Sofia the First: The Floating Palace which finds Princess Sofia (voiced by Modern Family's Ariel Winter) on a high-seas vacation where she befriends a young mermaid named Oona (Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka). When Oona gets captured by a sea monster, Sofia seeks out Princess Ariel, of The Little Mermaid fame, and together they work to save the day, as seen here in this exclusive first look.
Asses don't come badder than Dollar Bill Spencer. The cutthroat publishing mogul of CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful — played by Don Diamont — put an end to his marriage to Katie (Heather Tom) by bedding her sister Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang). Now he's about to rub salt in the wound by asking for Brooke's hand in marriage. On Monday, Sept. 30, she says yes! TV Guide Magazine spoke with Diamont, one of daytime's most popular and enduring stars, about this latest ticking time bomb. Is he ready for the fallout?
Rachel Reilly and Elissa Slater
She walked away from Big Brother 15 with a $25,000 prize as "America's Favorite." Now Elissa Slater is heading to her favorite soap. The Concord, N.C., nutritionist and yoga instructor — and sister of Big Brother 13 champ Rachel Reilly — will join CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful Oct. 24-25 for the reality TV invasion that will also include Reilly and other Big Brother alumni, including Brendon Villegas, Jeff Schroeder and Howard Overby, plus Malcolm Freberg from Survivor. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the beautiful and bubbly Slater about her dip in the suds and found her to be — no surprise — totally beside herself!
Howard Overby won't be winning the grand prize on Wednesday's season finale of CBS's Big Brother (9:30/8:30c) because he was evicted from the game weeks ago. But the popular houseguest still has reason to smile. He's landed a guest spot on his mama's all-time favorite show, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful! TV Guide Magazine spoke with Overby — a youth counselor from Hattiesburg, Miss. — about his two-day suds gig, airing October 24-25.
Is it too early to call Maura West the soap sensation of the decade? Oh, hell no! Already a two-time Emmy winner as the marvelously maddening Carly Tenney on As the World Turns, West hit General Hospital in May and has electrified the ABC show with her performance as mob spawn Ava Jerome. Next week, the deadly glamorpuss gets serious about her plan to steal Port Charles away from the town's current crime lord, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). What better time for TV Guide Magazine to sit down with the wild, wild West?
For someone who calls herself a "reluctant celebrity," Sara Gilbert sure is everywhere! On Monday, Sept. 9, she kicks off Season 4 of The Talk — the hit CBS gabathon she created — and that same day she starts work as a regular on the new CBS midseason sitcom Bad Teacher, based on the randy Cameron Diaz flick. Plus she just put out a book, The Imperfect Environmentalist (Ballantine), a guide to saving the Earth without driving yourself nuts. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Gilbert about her perfectly imperfect life.