Who doesn't love them some Jessica Collins? The former daytime suds queen turned prime time stalwart will hit The Young and the Restless July 27 in the contract role of Avery Clark. A rep for the top-rated CBS soap tells TV Guide Magazine that Avery is a high-powered attorney — is there any other kind? — who will represent the accused murderess Sharon Newman. Who hires Avery? The Mustache! (And we know how much he likes hot blondes!)...
Cheers to Dylan Baker for playing both sides of the spy game.
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The always-excellent character actor reprised his role from last season's Burn Notice finale as Raines, the CIA chief who welcomed Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) back into the fold. While Baker had only a few scenes in the season opener, we're hoping we haven't seen the last of Raines...
Sydney Penny and Crystal Chappell
The doctor is in! Daytime fan fave Sydney Penny — so triumphant as the tragic heroine Julia Santos on All My Children — is joining NBC's Days of Our Lives for a seven-episode stint. A network rep tells TV Guide Magazine that Penny will play Dr. Norman at the rehab center treating drug addict Carly Manning (Crystal Chappell).
And there's more cool casting news here. Carly's son, Nicholas Alamain, will return to the ...
"Let's run to the top of that dune!" yells animal trainer and Expedition Impossible host Dave Salmoni as he guides me to the top of a Saharan sand dune in the southeastern part of Morocco. We're overlooking caravans of camels crossing the horizon against the setting sun. "You've got a friend coming over to say hi," he says, glancing at the dune beetles surrounding our serene ridge — and getting a little too close for comfort. "You've got a beetle-buddy right on your ass!" Salmoni says, laughing. "He wants your shade."
It's the evening before the newest reality competition...
Will General Hospital ever put an end to the 30-year feud between the Spencers and the Cassadines? Lord, let's hope not! The classy, fab-tastic Constance Towers returns to the soap June 30 as demon widow Helena Cassadine who, when last seen, had messed with the DNA tests of baby Aiden to make it seem he's a Cassadine when, in fact, he's a Spencer.
Sasha Pieterse and Ashley Benson
She's mean, manipulative... and dead. But as fans could tell from last night's episode, Sasha Pieterse is having the time of her life playing Alison DiLaurentis.
"It's so much fun!" the bubbly 15-year-old told the Watercooler during our visit to the Pretty Little Liars set, where we got to see her in all her mean-girl action. "She's the one you hate to love and love to hate. As much as she drives you crazy and tortures the hell out of you, there is something about her you like. There's an intrigue there. She's not mean all the time. "
One left us wanting more. The other left many of its followers feeling that they'd had enough. You could hardly have asked for a more marked contrast in the approach to a season finale than this weekend's first-season climaxes of HBO's magnificent Game of Thrones and AMC's flawed though often fascinating The Killing.
[Note: I'm catching up after an extended family-reunion getaway weekend that didn't lend itself to keeping up with TV, Twitter and all the rest. Summer can be like that.]
Having read the initial trilogy of...
RuPaul’s Drag U
Forget the plucked eyebrows and tucked candies. We can all learn something from RuPaul's Drag U.
Kicking off its second season last night, the crazy campy confection from the cross-dressing queen of workin' it — hailed as a lesson in helping "biological women unleash their inner diva" — does more to promote acceptance than a Pride month-long marathon of "very special" Glee episodes...