It must be hard out there for a princess... TV Guide's Michael Logan is reporting Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark has landed a guest star gig on The Bold and the Beautiful. The princess will play Dollar Bill's (Don Diamont) secretary Alison, who dishes useful Forrester Creations dirt to her boss. Princess Theodora's first airdate is slated for Dec. 5.
TV Guide 's Michael Logan sat down with the incomparable Susan Lucci to dish on her memoir, All My Life out on bookshelves March 29. The book delves into Lucci's many Daytime Emmy nominations, the abortion storyline happening while Lucci was dealing with her own personal tragedy, among other topics. Also, it wouldn't be a Logan chat without some talk about Erica Kane's current story on All My Children.
TV Guide Magazine: What the heck is Erica thinking? Does she really believe rushing into marriage under these circumstances is a wise idea?
Lucci: This could be a disaster waiting to happen. Erica so wants to avoid another marital catastrophe and in that respect, thank heavens, she's grown up a bit over the years. She really does love Jack but she knows, deep down, that she's crazy-attracted to Caleb. And he wants her bad. Not long ago, this guy was a hermit hiding from life in the mountains. Now he's suddenly a whole new man all because of Erica. She's very seduced by that.
TV Guide Magazine: It's a super read. You deliver some great truths about aging. You make people want to grow up to be you!
Sloan: A lot of people say that to me now and I love it. All my life I've wanted to be a mentor. That's what I've dreamt of being my whole life because I didn't have anybody there to help me when I started out. It's why I wrote it all down for the next generation. I worked so hard on the book — morning, noon and night — and I think it paid off. The book is very different from the stage show, much more honest in many ways. Things got to the point at GL where I felt so diminished by all the attention on the younger women that I withdrew from life. I basically lost five years! I'd sit around the house in my bunny slippers gaining weight, reading murder mysteries and watching the Pride and Prejudice TV series with Colin Firth, like, 25 or 30 times. I became a recluse. And when I did leave the house, I'd go to theaters and watch the Bridget Jones movie time and time again, eating my popcorn and my M&Ms, and loving it because she was allowed to be fat — and she wasn't even that fat! But she got the nice, handsome guy in the end and I took a lot of solace in that.
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In an interview with TV Guide's Michael Logan, General Hospital head writer Bob Guza spoke about the storyline that ABC has been tight lipped about. Was Michael (Chad Duell) raped or not?
TVGuide.com: Why the veil of secrecy over this story line? Has Michael been raped or not?
Guza: I have never confirmed that he was and I'm not about to. Our focus right now is on the horrific experience of an 18- or 19-year-old who is thrown into a terrible situation like this. I just didn't want to make the story more specific at this point. However, that's not to say that I won't be getting very specific in three or four or five months down the line. This situation is going to rear its ugly head in a big way and Michael is going to have to deal with it. This is a story that needs to be parceled out.
Guza also confirms that Michael's stay in Pentonville is not for much longer and that his release comes "in a very interesting way." Are fans ready for the rollercoaster ride of "Was he?" or "Wasn't he?"