Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Latest from TV Guide's Ausiello:

Question: Ausiello, last year you rode in on a white steed and gave us crucial info about the Lost finale. Can you be our hero again this season and give us more on the "spectacular kiss"? — Beth
Ausiello: It seems Darlton was holding out on us. Not only is the kiss spectacular, but according to a very solid source, it's the kind of liplock that "stops f---ing time" and "makes the entire world vanish in the moment."

Question: No. Lost. Scoop. In. Last. Week's. AA. Help. — David and Pam
Ausiello: There's a fair amount of blood shed in next week's two-hour capper. And there's at least one significant death.

Question: I read your story about Allison Mack possibly not re-signing for Smallville next season. What's the latest? — Marta
Ausiello: Talks are still at a stand-still. That's the bad news. The good news is that production doesn't resume until July, so the situation isn’t all that dire… yet. One Smallville insider speculates that Mack may ultimately take a page from co-star Kristin Kreuk's book and return for only a handful of episodes. It's not ideal, but it certainly beats the alternative: no Chloe at all. BTW, many of you have written in asking whether you should read anything into the fact the CW, in its upfront press release yesterday, left Mack's name off the Smallville's cast list, and the answer is, well, let's ask the CW: "We are in talks with her," responds a network rep. "Hopefully she will return next season." This just in: It's up to $106! I'm gaining on Catherine Bell! I may actually have a shot at winning this thing. Keep bidding, people! This is one of those rare opportunities to raise money for something you really believe in (relief for families suffering from neurofibromatosis) and support a worthwhile charity (my ego).

Question: What's the deal with Battlestar Galactica? No one is scooping this show in its awesome final season. Got anything juicy? — Robin
Ausiello: Is it really that awesome? I'm not so sure. I've actually found myself quite bored by most of what's happening this season. The stuff with Baltar and his harem is particularly snoozeworthy. Maybe it's just me, but I miss the old BSG. The one that had me on the edge of my seat every frakkin episode. Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the AA Discussion Thread.

Question: Any news on a Season 3 of Heroes for Kristen Bell? — Camille
Ausiello: There's still no deal, but I'm told "it's close."

Question: Any additional info on the casting of Doomsday or the new female villain on Smallville? — Eric
Ausiello: As luck would have it, the official casting breakdowns went out last week, and here are the highlights:

• Real name: Davis Bloome

• He's in his mid-20s.

• He works as a bartender at the hip new Metropolis lounge Ace of Clubs (get it?).

• He plays down his smoldering good looks with a self-effacing wit and down-to-earth soulfulness. But he has long felt like an outsider (hence his nickname). And beneath his charismatic, easy-going demeanor lies a brooding sense of isolation and insecurity. When he begins to delve into the haunting mysteries of his true origins, a darker truth begins to emerge, one of blood and serial murders, one of survival and utter destruction — one in which he is forced to confront the true evil inside of him."


• Drop-dead gorgeous (duh)

• Roughly 28 years old

• She's determined, sexy, vengeful and has super-strength.

• "While Lex is away, she is in control of his estate and rules it with aggression. She's had intellect and the confidence all her life, though it's obvious she's had some training from Lex as well. But as much as Lex has helped fortify her power, he is also her biggest weakness. She harbors an undying devotion to Lex, claiming he saved her life a few years ago. She carries out his wishes with coercion, force, seduction — anything to get what she wants. And no one can resist her beguiling ways. Even Clark Kent. She doesn't remember anything before the day she met Lex. Once she realizes her previous life is buried below the surface, she's desperate to dig it up."

Question: Will we see Cynthia Watros back on Lost this season?— Dave
Ausiello: No, but you will see her in TBS' The Bill Engvall Show. Sources confirm to me exclusively that Watros will play Nancy Travis' free-spirited friend in three episodes of the show's upcoming second season (debuting June 12).

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