Anthony Geary, Laura Wright
It's been a harrowing week for General Hospital fans, what with the accidental hit-and-run death of 4-year-old Jake Spencer. And things just got a whole lot worse. After the Friday's cliffhanger, we now know that the little boy was killed by his own grandfather, Luke Spencer! Next week, word will spread throughout Port Charles that the free-living Luke — no surprise here — was drinking prior to the accident. TV Guide Magazine had an exclusive chat with the man, the myth, the legend himself, Anthony Geary, to discuss this shocker plot twist. Where does the great Luke Spencer go from here?
It was scary, wonderful television. But watching the screen was nothing compared to being in the studio audience for American Idol's Thursday night results show. Not one, but two of the contestants looked like they were going to have heart attacks — for completely different reasons — and one of them, Casey Abrams, who has already been hospitalized twice during this competition for severe intestinal problems, was escorted off the stage by a concerned staffer immediately after the show wrapped.
Don't tell the Warblers, but their main man has been doing a different kind of singing.
Last night, the teenage dream that is Glee's Darren Criss lent his voice — sadly just his speaking one — for a guest spot on FX's twistedly hilarious spy-toon Archer. In the blink-and-you'll-miss-it bit, Criss got to bust out a brogue and play dumber than Puck as Mikey, a junior-league lackey for the Irish mob who spills the beans to rampaging ISIS agent Sterling Archer — understandably miffed at the kid's bosses for swapping out his breast-cancer meds with a mix of "candy and Zima."
An Idiot Abroad
They're no dummies at the Science Channel. The cable network's smart move to acquire and run Ricky Gervais' U.K. series An Idiot Abroad has resulted in the channel's highest ratings ever.
To celebrate, the channel plans to run a marathon of all eight An Idiot Abroad episodes — plus a 30-minute preview special — from 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on April Fool's Day (Friday, April 1).
Science Channel will also debut its first-ever Twitter event during the marathon: Starting at 8 p.m. that night, the channel will run Tweets from viewers (via the hashtag #AnIdiotAbroad) at the...
Evan Rachel Wood and Kate Winslet
It's the kind of role an actress would kill for — it won Joan Crawford a 1945 Oscar and is likely to reap Emmy and other honors for Kate Winslet — but I wish I could say HBO's deluxe but draggy miniseries redo of Mildred Pierce was to die for.
"From now on, honey, you're fast." So says a jaded neighbor lady (newly minted Oscar winner Melissa Leo) to Mildred, left by her failure of a husband to raise two girls alone in the Depression, as the unhappy Mrs. Pierce considers taking her hubby's lumpy business partner as a lover.
Mildred begs to differ. She's desperate, but not...
Hollywood kinda blew it. Now HBO is determined to get it right. Mildred Pierce, a five-hour miniseries based on the classic James M. Cain novel about a single mom struggling through the Great Depression, stars Kate Winslet in the role made famous by Joan Crawford. Mommie Dearest won an Oscar for the 1945 film version, which is hardly considered definitive. In fact, it pretty much mangled and sanitized Cain's starkly sexual feminist saga. Winslet, herself an Oscar winner, watched only five minutes of the Crawford film, then stopped, she says, "because I...
TV Guide Magazine takes you behind the scenes of our smokin' hot photoshoot with Smallville star Erica Durance. Erica discusses what it's like to play the legendary Lois Lane character, and even shares a few stories about getting roughed up by the show's intense...
Jo Anne Worley
This is no Laugh-In matter.
Loopy Jo Anne Worley, 73, most famous for her wacky quips on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, will play a pet psychic on the April 14 episode of Bones. Jo Anne will appear alongside another legendary creature, the mythical Latin American goat-sucking chupacabra.
The episode finds Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) investigating the death of a mythbuster television host who is thought to have been offed by the creature...
How close was last night's elimination vote on Top Chef: All Stars? Razor-thin!
TV Guide Magazine had exclusive access to the "last supper" challenge in the Bahamas, where guest judge Wolfgang Puck initially indicated that he preferred cheftestant Antonia Lofaso's single bite of grouper to Mike Isabella's surf-and-turf concoction. After chatting with head judge Tom Colicchio during a break in filming, Puck changed his mind...