Question: I saw the piece you did on The Hogan Family, and I'm dying to know if the one twin brother was played by Fabrizio Filippo! Can you help me out? Tammy, Houston, Tex.
Televisionary: No and yes, Tammy. Fraternal twins Willie and Mark Hogan were played by Danny Ponce and Jeremy Licht, respectively.
Question: I am a huge fan of comedian Paul Rodriguez as well as the TV show Smallville, starring John Schneider as Jonathan Kent. I vaguely remember an old buddy-cop show starring both Paul and John that ran either in the '80s or '90s. It was a short-lived show, and on it Paul played a Hispanic cop who drove a low rider with a chain-link steering wheel. He also carried a sawed-off shotgun and always annoyed the John Schneider character. One scene I remember involved Paul's character picking up a bag of chili peppers from the local store. He dared John to eat one and they both did. Trying to act like tough guys, they eventually couldn't handle the heat and crashed their car into a civilian's yard and stumbled all over each other to drink from the yard faucet! I re
Question: Is Julia Louis-Dreyfus related to Richard Dreyfus? We are having a huge argument over here! Kirsty B., Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Televisionary: No kidding I can hear it from here. Well, all of you settle down no relation. (Richard's is spelled Dreyfuss.)
Question: I recently began watching NYPD Blue. I love this show very much. I am wondering if you can tell me what happened to Andy's second wife, Sylvia. Why did that character leave the show and what where the circumstances involved? Erin S.
Televisionary: Well, if you love catching up with the show, you might not want to read what happened. So I'll answer your first safely: Sharon Lawrence, who played Asst. District Attorney Sylvia Costas, had already given up playing the role fulltime so she could star in her own sitcom, NBC's Fired Up. When that was cancelled, she came back to Blue for 10 episodes, but asked that she be given something interesting to do. When she found her storylines to be boring, she left for good. Stop reading right now if you don't want the rerun surprise ruined. Still with me? Then I'll
Question: With the Charlie's Angels sequel coming out, we got to talking about how much fighting there supposedly was on the set of the first one. And I thought I remembered that the show had a lot of fighting, too. Am I making that up? Becky B., Nephi, Utah
Televisionary: That you aren't, Becky. Though the set of the first Angels film was reportedly chock full of bad will and infighting, the ABC series that spawned it was no slouch in the spat department, either. Matter of fact, it's amazing it enjoyed the five-year run that it had (September 1976 to August 1981), considering all the bad blood and cast turnover.
How bad was it? By the 1978-79 season, Kate Jackson was so unhappy with the show that executive producer Aaron Spelling stopped visitin
Post-rehab, Nick Nolte is surprisingly open about the substance abuse problem that led to his DUI arrest in September. "It was something that had to happen," muses the actor, who co-stars in Hulk as Bruce Banner's mad scientist father. "It was something that I had no control over. You know, an addict just doesn't have control over that.
"I went into the science of it," says Nolte, 62. "I had my genes striped; I know all my genes. They know of 20 addictive genes now. I also grew up in an era and a time that alcohol was quite accepted, and drinking and driving."
Most likely referring to his positive drug test for GHB last year, Nolte adds: "But I was on rather an exotic thing, which I had found through science, when it was legal. I had just continued to use it. And like all things, I eventually overused it and abused it. And I was looking for a
We don't want to alarm any teenagers or, for that matter, open-minded old farts like us but when 'N Sync unveils its follow-up to 2001's Celebrity, the boy band may have said bye, bye, bye to the dirty pop that we've come to know and love. "I've been listening to a lot of different things lately John Mayer and stuff like that," scruffy singer
Joey Fatone tells TV Guide Online, hinting that the easy listening on his iPOD today could wind up on the group's record tomorrow.
"But who knows what's going to happen in the next couple of months?" he continues. "Somebody might come out with a different album and change the whole [notion]."
While the Fame host and his posse of pals have yet to settle on a sound for their upcoming platter, this he promises us: They at least have agreed on a timetable to begin getting into a groove. "We're starting in Septe
Here's something that's going to make Dr. Bruce Banner very angry: The Hulk debuted atop the box office over the weekend with $62.6 million yet some are calling the film a big fat green disappointment. How could that be? Consider the evidence: Industry analysts expected Ang Lee's much hyped pic to take in closer to $85 million; moviegoers polled by Cinemascore gave the film a less-than-flattering B-minus; and a puny Lou Ferrigno cameo elicited the biggest cheers from audiences. On the bright side, The Hulk fared much better than two other new releases. The Kate Hudson-Luke Wilson romance Alex & Emma opened at No. 7 wit
French film star Sophie Marceau is bigger overseas than here, c'est vrai. But listen up, America! This 36-year-old sex kitten deserves our props and love for playing such fun femmes fatales. She usually portrays royals or at least ice queens aloof and adored by men for their teasing, titillating ways.
Marceau has charmed us in roles like Queen Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough. Hell, we like her so much, we even forgive her for doing Braveheart. (But maybe not for playing David Spade's object of obsession in Lost & Found. Ugh! Our magnanimity goes only so far.) Currently, she's the vixen vyi
Fox is having second thoughts about Cedric the Entertainer Presents. The network confirms that it has stopped production on the sketch comedy just one month after renewing it for a second season. Yet, and here's the confusing part, the show is still returning in the fall. According to the Los Angeles Times, viewers will see original episodes produced last season. The unaired installments will run through December, at which point the show will be put to rest.