James Badge Dale
Cheers to James Badge Dale for pulling a double shift on a pair of top-rank cable dramas.
Having recently wrapped his run as PFC Robert Leckie in HBO's stirring World War II miniseries The Pacific, Badge Dale has reported for duty as intelligence analyst Will Travers on AMC's intriguing new headscratcher Rubicon. As a widower still grieving over the loss of his wife and child in 9/11, he brings warmth to a series that could be a chilly homage to paranoid '70s thrillers like The Conversation and The Parallax View.
Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris and Naya Rivera
You know you're getting some good dirt on a show when it even catches some of its stars by surprise. That's what happened at Sunday's Glee session at Comic-Con, where creator Ryan Murphy hit Chris Colfer with the news that he may soon get to do "The Time Warp," the classic song-and-dance routine from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. A few other surprises? The Britney Spears episode may be a little dream-like, even if it isn't exactly a dream for one star. And get ready for more Madonna.
Here's what you'll be gleeking out to this fall:
Monet Mazur, Nathan Fillion
In the second episode of Castle's upcoming third season, an extended member of the Castle family will die.
"As in real life, death is sad, but it makes us all appreciate what we have around us a little bit more," series star Nathan Fillion told me after Castle's Comic-Con panel. Added series creator Andrew Marlowe: "This will bring the family closer together."
So who's the unlucky ...
Steve Burton and Vanessa Marcil
You could say she's arguably the soap world's most popular female star — but there's really no argument about it. Nobody stirs up a fan fuss quite like Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, who returns to General Hospital Aug. 11 as drama queen Brenda Barrett. The actress, who recently wed CSI: NY regular Carmine Giovinazzo, hasn't been seen on GH since 2003 ...
Enjoy Catherine Willows while you can, because soon it will be time to say goodbye to CSI's hottest investigator, as well as to Marg Helgenberger, who has played the role since 2000. In this exclusive interview, one of TV's highest-paid stars reveals why she's signed on for the 11th season and how she'd like to see Catherine exit.
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TV Guide Magazine: Not long ago, you told me that 10 seasons would be enough. Why the change of heart?
Helgenberger: Well, there's been a few changes in my ...
Watch out Ken Tanaka and Sue Sylvester. There's a new force to be reckoned with on the William McKinley practice field. Actress Dot Jones will be joining the Fox comedy in Season 2 as a new ...
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
Comic-Con 2010 is in the books, and this year's event was another celebration of all things geeky — and many that are not. TV Guide Magazine patrolled the halls and hallways of the San Diego Convention Center, ducking light sabers, caped crusaders and pen stabbings to file these tidbits:
President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama will appear on The View on Thursday, ABC announced.
The visit will mark the first time a sitting U.S. president has appeared on a daytime talk show and is part of the program's ...
Batman: Under the Red Hood DVD
The next live-action Batman movie is still in limbo, but the Caped Crusader is back on screen this week in a gritty new animated adventure. In Batman: Under the Red Hood — the latest in Warner Home Videos' series of movies based on DC Comics stories — a mysterious and ruthless vigilante has shown up in Gotham City, and not even the Dark Knight is able stop him.
This violent newcomer, named for the red hood that covers his face, quickly stirs up trouble...