In a first for daytime drama, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful went all the way to the Middle East for the wedding of Brooke Logan and Bill Spencer (Katherine Kelly Lang and Don Diamont, pictured below). The exotic adventure, shot in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, airs May 23 through June 3 and includes an uninvited guest — Brooke's ex-hubby Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye), who is determined to stop the I do's. In a wet-and-wild twist, Ridge falls out of a helicopter and into the Persian Gulf and disappears. But is it before or after he gets to the ceremony? Kaye told TV Guide Magazine all about it. Well, almost all.
Jeanne Cooper, Corbin Bernsen
It was one year ago today that we said goodbye to the great Jeanne Cooper, longtime star of CBS's The Young and the Restless and arguably the most admired and beloved performer in the daytime drama business. In the final days of Cooper's life, her son, actor Corbin Bernsen, took to Facebook to keep us in the loop on her condition, delivering a startlingly emotional, no-holds-barred journal that Cooper's friends, co-stars and fans deeply appreciated. He's still carrying the torch. On June 19, Bernsen will return to his mom's soap as Father Todd Williams when tragedy, once again, strikes Genoa City. The actor spoke with TV Guide Magazine about this year of loss and grief.
You can always count on the General Hospital Nurses Ball to deliver three things — song, dance and powder-keg romance. The iconic event, airing on the ABC soap May 8 through 14, will boast lots of surprise guests and musical performances and is produced and hosted, as always, by that adorable ditz Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring).
Will the swanky charity gala be yet another Lucy triumph — or a...
The last time General Hospital's Jane Elliot (Tracy) won a Daytime Emmy was 1981 —the year Ronald Reagan moved into the White House. Isn't it about damn time she took home another? That said, Elliot's current nomination in the supporting actress category comes as quite a stunner, not because she isn't deserving, but because she has refused to submit herself for Emmy consideration for the past 20 years. What changed her mind? TV Guide Magazine gave Elliot a ring shortly after the noms were announced on Thursday morning to get the answer. But more important: Who's doing her roots for the awards now that Deidre Hall has a broken wrist? Tragedy!
Ray Wise, Camryn Grimes
In a wild one-two punch, CBS's The Young and the Restless has revealed that Fake Cassie, the scam artist played by Camryn Grimes, is in evil cahoots with Ian Ward, the creepy self-help guru played by Ray Wise. There's more! Fake Cassie, it turns out, is also Mariah, the much-discussed but never-seen ex-paramour of Tyler Michaelson (Redaric Williams). TV Guide Magazine spoke with executive producer Jill Farren Phelps to get the backstage dish on the two hot reveals and to find out where Mariah and Ian go from here. Is anyone safe?
TV Guide Magazine: Let's start with the nefarious Ian. Was it always the plan to connect him with Fake Cassie/Mariah?
Phelps: Not at all. Ray Wise was only supposed to be with us for a short story arc — 10 days — but we quickly realized what a gold mine he is. In order to keep him, it became necessary to connect Ian with someone else on the show, beyond Nikki and Dylan. Ray has been a wonderful fresh face in Genoa City. The second he hit the screen it was, "Jackpot!" We knew this immediately, of course, but his episodes hadn't aired yet. By the time we knew the audience was crazy about Ray, too, we'd already completed our original agreement with him.
The doctor is in — and she looks just like Supergirl! Helen Slater is heading to CBS's The Young and the Restless as an OB/GYN named Dr. Chiverton. But which Genoa City gal is expecting a baby? The soap is keeping that quiet for now, since there are several possibilities beyond the obvious one, Lauren Fenmore (Tracey Bregman), who currently thinks she's pregnant.
Sean Kanan is out as A.J. Quartermaine on ABC's General Hospital and the popular suds star is now pounding the pavement — the one that leads directly to CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. Starting June 13, Kanan will resume the role of Deacon Sharpe, the sleazy con man who raised hell on B&B and its sister soap The Young and the Restless off and on from 2000 to 2012. So what can we Deacon fans expect? B&B boss Bradley Bell gave TV Guide Magazine an exclusive preview.
Kristoff St. John, Drew Carey and Mishael Morgan
Come on down! Daytime's top-rated drama for the last 25 years — that would be CBS's The Young and the Restless — will celebrate its 41st anniversary on Wednesday, March 26 with a guest appearance by Drew Carey and an epic flashback from 1981 that's sure to leave fans buzzing. Look for Hilary (Mishael Morgan) and Neil (Kristoff St. John) to visit The Price Is Right while on their business trip to L.A., plus a vintage clip featuring Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Paul (Doug Davidson) fresh from their skinny-dipping adventure 33 years ago. Are the Y&R writers planning to reteam them romantically?
He's got a need for speed. Emmy award-winning actor Eric Braeden — a.k.a Victor Newman on CBS's The Young and the Restless — is joining Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan, Olympic sprinter Carmelita Jeter, sci-fi goddess Tricia Helfer and a slew of other cool stars in the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race. The wildly popular annual event, set for April 12 in Long Beach, California, will benefit "Racing for Kids," a fundraising program that supports children's hospitals throughout the U.S. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the irrepressible Braeden about this fast-and-furious adventure and what he really thinks about everyone in Genoa City being so damn mad at The Mustache. Buckle up!