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Q and A A: I think it is great for late night. It is also good news for daytime. Letterman was never a fan of daytime, even when he had a daytime talk show. Jon Michael Reid, my late great competitor, was given a weekly spot on Letterman's daily gabfest. …Read more. Gossip Rachel is set to star in "Funny Girl." No word on if it will be a flop or a hit. Either way, Rachel's life will start a different trajectory. With the real-life death of Lea Michele's boyfriend Cory Monteith (Finn), Rachel has shied away from …Read more. Gossip "Y&R" is still looking for two handsome actors — are there any other kind? One must be African-American. This sounds like an Adam Newman re-cast. Years ago, television stars used to move to Palm Springs when they wanted to get away from tinsel …Read more. Summaries BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Ridge is shocked when Eric offers him his job as CEO. When Eric lays out the stipulations attached to the deal, Ridge is forced to make a decision. Maya becomes suspicious of Oliver's intentions when she witnesses him out with …Read more.
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BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Katie calls Eric out on making Brooke and Ridge co-vice presidents. She is shocked when Eric tells her how he really feels about the entire situation — he wants Brooke and Ridge to reconcile. Bill and Brooke revel in their love. Bill becomes determined to get his company back and gain custody of Will. Karen arrives in town for a Spencer Publications Board meeting to hopefully get the company back on track. Brooke calls Karen and asks to meet in secret. Brooke tries to get Karen to fire Katie and hire back Bill. Katie and Brooke continue to fight about their relationships with Ridge as Hope and Wyatt prepare to take off for another road trip; Liam hops in the truck and kidnaps Hope! Liam drives Hope to the cliff house and begs her for a chance to talk. Hope and Liam share a passionate kiss. Liam tries to convince Hope to move back in with him. Quinn demands that Wyatt go to Liam's and get Hope back. Wyatt tells Hope that he cannot stand the thought of losing her while Liam tells Quinn that he is the better man for Hope and that one day she will realize that. Katie pulls Donna into the middle of her fight with Brooke. Brooke and Bill speak from their heart to Karen about why Bill should be reinstated as CEO of Spencer Publications. At the office, Justin wants more access to the Spencer files but Katie is wary of his loyalty to Bill. As Aly speaks to Darla about her kiss with Oliver, a distrusting Maya records Oliver's conversation with her about his intentions toward the young Forrester heiress. Oliver finds Aly by the Forrester pool and convinces her to help him with an underwater photo project.

SNEAK PEEK: A hopeless choice.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: After her ugly argument with Sami, Gabi tells Will Sami is not allowed to see the baby. Will blasts Sami for attacking Gabi. Gabi becomes hysterical when Will suggests they have a custody agreement. Rafe is furious when he finds out just how close Gabi and Nick have become. Rafe punches Nick. Rafe is determined to figure out what everyone is hiding about Gabi. Rafe investigates Nick. Suspicious Nicole grills Liam about why he was at Daniel's building. Nicole tries to come clean with Daniel about her shredding evidence that could have allowed Eric to re-join the priesthood. Eric informs Marlene he is going to marry Nicole. Marlena tells Roman she is disturbed about Eric's marital choice. Liam tries to plant seeds of doubt about Daniel in Jennifer's mind. Liam blackmails Nicole! Theresa is unhappy when Brady says they have to end their relationship. Daniel wants to go after Theresa, but Jennifer talks him down. Brady tells a disappointed Theresa he has to stop seeing her. Marybeth stirs up trouble for J.J. and Paige. After confiding in Paige, the duo shares their first kiss. Aiden and Hope work together as a team to plan the St. Luke's summer gala. Ciara is unhappy with the time Hope and Aiden are spending together. A mysterious figure prints out incriminating photos of E.J. and Abigail — and delivers them to the DiMera mansion!

SNEAK PEAK: E.J. confronts Kate

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Dante tells Lulu about Obrecht's obscure proposition. Nikolas offers to help Elizabeth, which does not sit well with Britt. Michael puts the pressure on Anna to find out who is responsible for A.J.'s shooting. Sonny's guilty conscience is haunting him just when Michael arrives to tell him they might have a suspect in A.J.'s case. Olivia tries to help Sonny out of his erratic state, but is crushed by his hurtful words. Carlos runs to tell Ava that he fears he could be falsely accused of shooting A.J. As Jordan gets ready for her first day of work, she and Shawn continue to argue about her job choice. Duke gives Shawn disturbing information regarding the Jeromes. Ava and Julian confront each other about their wrong doings. Luke tries to erase any doubts Tracy has about marrying him. Ned does not trust Luke's true motives for marrying Tracy. Luke tries to erase any doubts Tracy has about marrying him. Ned tells Tracy that he disapproves of Luke, just as he enters. Lulu asks Britt about whether or not she should trust Obrecht's latest offer. Spencer is unhappy when Nikolas tells him he will be seeing a lot more of Cameron, his competition. Anna and Dante secretly arrange to obtain a DNA sample from Carlos.

Carlos feels the pressure to spill all to the PCPD while Ava attempts to quickly intervene. Hiding her stress about Carlos, Ava and Morgan discuss the issues they have with their ex-lovers. Morgan tells Sonny Luke is out to get him.

SNEAK PEEK: Ric vows to Regain Liz's love

YOUNG AND RESTLESS: The residents of Genoa City prepare for the fashion show at the Athletic Club. Tensions rise between Hilary and Lily as they each try to assert their authority. When Lily declares that Hilary is ruining everything, Chloe arrives and takes control of the situation as everyone continues to prep for the show. Chelsea is surprised to find that Chloe has made several changes without consulting her. Kevin urges Chloe to make peace with Chelsea. Rick and Caroline Forrester arrive to witness a tense moment between Chloe and Chelsea. Jack helps smooth things over as Kelly and Abby take Rick and Caroline into the venue. After making love, Stitch asks Victoria to have dinner with him again and says that he'd love to take her on a real date. Victor arrives to witness Stitch hanging out at Victoria's. The Cassie imposter watches as Nick and Sharon spend time together at the park. Noah bumps into Nick and Sharon, and he tells them he supports their being back together. When Sharon shares that she's worried about Victor's reaction, Nick declares that Victor will just have to learn to accept it. Jill admits to Colin that she loves him. Colin gets frustrated by the dead ends they've been hitting and tells Jill that they'll solve the mystery one way or another. Victor tells Nikki that he'll make sure Ian Ward never hurts anyone in their family again. Avery prepares for the first episode of her new cooking show, "Real Folk Food." Austin the cameraman helps put Avery at ease and ensures that her debut is a big success.

SNEAK PEEK: Victor's world is turned upside down


HBO has extended the reign of "The Game of Thrones" for two more seasons. The drama based on George R.R. Martin's books returned Sunday with a ratings bonanza that garnered HBO's largest audience numbers since the finale of "The Sopranos" in 2007.

"'Game of Thrones' is a phenomenon like no other," said HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo. "The show's creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we look forward to more of their dazzling storytelling."


A&E is giving "The Bates Motel" a third season. "The incredible writing team and talented "BATES MOTEL" cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television," said David McKillop from A&E programming. "The brilliant twists and turns of the past two seasons keep its loyal fan base coming back for more. We are so proud of the show." The network has ordered 10 more episodes. Freddie Highmore, who plays the young Norman Bates, only agreed to star in the series if his shooting schedule allowed him to continue his college studies. He attends Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge, where he studies Spanish and Arabic. The small, private coed school is situated in Boston.


Barbara Walters is hanging up her interview shoes in May. She did say that if a really big interview came along she would do it. "If Fidel Castro says he would give me another chance, I would do it." Walters spoke to him 25 years ago. Walters has been a television staple for 50 years. The 85-year-old was the first female co-host of the "Today Show," paving the way for Jane Pauley, Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira. Walters also made a female primetime news anchor a must. When she left NBC for ABC's primetime news, she signed a $1 million contract. It was no industry secret that she and her co-host Harry Reasoner did not get along. He felt she was a lightweight. When Walters was hired, he was making $250,000 a year. ABC upped his salary to $500, 00. Walters received the higher salary because she did special interviews for other ABC shows. Her first interview on her debut night was with Anwar Sadot. The pairing was a ratings failure. After two years, Walters and Reasoner were taken off the show. Reasoner went to CBS's 60 Minutes, a show he had worked on before heading to ABC. Walters was kept at ABC. Between her academy award interviews and "The Talk," Walters was a TV presence on daytime and primetime. When I was a college journalism student I adored her. Then she did an interview with former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. She asked the regal first lady if her husband, the late Lyndon Johnson, ever had an affair. She knew the answer was yes. Lady Bird did not try to sidestep the issue: "I think there was a time or two." Walter would not give it up. "How did you react?" she questioned. "I hope I learned from them." On that day I decided the woman to admire was Lady Bird. She did not only appear on TV, she owned a television station in Texas. She bankrolled her husband's first campaign and took over his duties while he was in the military.

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