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Question: Who is the actor ...

Question: Who is the actor who plays Adam on Joan of Arcadia? — Rich H.

Televisionary: Good, isn't he? That's Christopher Marquette, who appeared regularly on Lifetime's Strong Medicine and has also showed up on such shows as Judging Amy ER, Even Stevens and Boston Public. And assuming you're a fan, you oughtta get a kick of this little teaser: I can't reveal details, but a source tells me we can look for Adam to become a bigger part of Joan's life as their relationship takes "a very interesting turn."

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Question: I remember being ...

Question: I remember being scared out of my wits by a TV movie I happened across one boring Saturday afternoon when I was a kid. It would have aired in the late '70s or early '80s, and I was hoping you could tell me the name of it and whether it's available on video. From what I remember, it was about a teenage boy who was kind of a loser and an outcast at school. He lived alone with his weird, controlling mother in a rickety old house. Then his mother died suddenly and he so desperately wanted to stay in the house that he created a room within the walls of the house and secretly lived there even after the house was sold to a new family. He was such a loser that no one at school or in the neighborhood even noticed that he wasn't around anymore. Anyway, the new family had several attractive and popular teenage daughters that he then spied on and terrorized. I think he even killed a few of them eventually. As a military brat who moved into new houses every few years, I was thoroughly read more

Sean Astin: From Hobbit to He-Man


A funny thing happened after Sean Astin wrapped his grueling two-year Lord of the Rings tour of duty: He lightened up — mentally and physically — for his role in the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore's comedy 50 First Dates (due out in February).

"I lost a lot of weight and am in much better shape," he tells TV Guide Online of his Dates gig, which has him playing Barrymore's gym-rat brother. "[My character's] doing splits all the time and push-ups and jumping jacks and lifting things. He's supposed to be this incredibly muscle-bound guy, but I'm not really that muscle-bound, so it is a joke on that level, too."

After spending so much time wearing dusty cloaks and donning hairy foot prosthetics for Rings, read more

Seven Silly Questions for Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse is now three quarters of a century old, but whatever you do, don't tell him that. As animated as ever, the adorable rodent has filled up his schedule with more photo ops and marketing meetings than the cast of Friends. But, even as he looks forward to the summer '04 video release of The Three Musketeers — believe it or not, his first full-length feature with Donald, Goofy, et al — he kindly allowed TV Guide Online to bend his ear long enough to ask him Seven Silly Questions.

TV Guide Online: Mickey, how is it that after 75 years, you still look as young and spry as you did when we first met you — or rather, when our parents did? Plastic surgery? Botox? Clean living? What's your secret?
Mickey Mouse:
Aw, gee, thanks, pal. Let's see... I try to eat right, and I mousercise. Oh, and for the occasional wrinkle? A good read more

Dinner for Five It's dinner. Really...

Dinner for Five
It's dinner. Really nice chow. Yet the guests (tonight's A-list diners include Katie Holmes and Sean Hayes) never talk about the food. That worries me.

Yes, Dear
Greg and Jimmy turn Speed Dating sessions into a competition to see who could, possibly, maybe, if they weren't both very married, get the most "yes" votes from single women. Married men using singles functions for ego-boosting sport. Riiiight. Now even lame CBS shows are making fun of the reality that is my life. Thanks.

Eve
Now we know what J. Lo's ex Cris Judd is doing — moonlighting as a salsa teacher on Eve.

Girlfriends
Brock offered to drop his highest profile client for Joan. (Oh... That's so sweet.) Ellis took only one night to get over Joan. Damn. That's ridiculously unbelievable. And terribly convenient. I mean, the woman just told him she's read more

Sean Astin: From Hobbit to He-Man


A funny thing happened after Sean Astin wrapped his grueling two-year Lord of the Rings tour of duty: He lightened up — mentally and physically — for his role in the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore comedy 50 First Dates (due out in February).

"I lost a lot of weight and am in much better shape," he tells TV Guide Online of his Dates gig, which has him playing Barrymore's gym-rat brother. "[My character's] doing splits all the time and push-ups and jumping jacks and lifting things. He's supposed to be this incredibly muscle-bound guy, but I'm not really that muscle-bound, so it is a joke on that level, too."

After spending so much time wearing dusty cloaks and donning hairy foot prosthetics for Rings, Astin also relished the opportunity to go completely over-the-top with his character's look. "He wears workout clothes with silly parachute pants," the 32-year-old says with a laugh. "And the tan that [ read more

Insider


Mickey Mouse is now three quarters of a century old, but whatever you do, don't tell him that. As animated as ever, the adorable rodent has filled up his schedule with more photo ops and marketing meetings than the cast of Friends. But, even as he looks forward to the summer '04 video release of The Three Musketeers — believe it or not, his first full-length feature with Donald, Goofy, et al — he kindly allowed TV Guide Online to bend his ear long enough to ask him Seven Silly Questions.

TV Guide Online: Mickey, how is it that after 75 years, you still look as young and spry as you did when we first met you — or rather, when our parents did? Plastic surgery? Botox? Clean living? What's your secret?
Mickey Mouse:
Aw, gee, thanks, pal. Let's see... I try to eat right, and I mousercise. Oh, and for the occasional wrinkle? A good old-fashioned eraser. Works every time!

TVGO: Think fast &# read more

DADDY DEAREST

CBS has tapped Paul Sorvino to play Bill's (Mark Addy) ultra-macho dad on Still Standing. He'll show up in early '04. read more

Jon Cryer Still Thinks Pink


You'd think Jon Cryer would be in a celebratory mood. After starring in four failed sitcoms, he has finally landed a prime-time hit with Two and a Half Men (Mondays at 9:30 pm/ET). But the 38-year-old former brat packer — he was Duckie in Pretty in Pink — won't break out the champagne just yet. Heck, he won't even settle into his trailer. "Let's just say, I don't decorate my dressing rooms," he winks. "Not until the second season."

TV Guide Online: Love you on Two & a Half Men. But love you more in Pretty in Pink. It's one of my favorite movies ever!
Cryer:
Thank you.

TVGO: So, I've got to ask. Duckie — a blessing or a curse?
Cryer:
Oh, definitely a blessing. A lot of people have a lot of affection for him. And his predilection for mismatched prints has allowed me to wear mismatched clothing for the rest of my life and say, "It's an homage!"

TVGO: Speaking of clothes, do you st read more

BIG FAT PRACTICAL JOKE

Fox has unveiled its latest reality series, and it sounds just dumb enough to work. In My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancé (debuting Jan. 19), a beautiful "bride-to-be" named Randi plays a practical joke on her family and friends when she announces her engagement to Steve — an individual so loathsome he makes Bob Guiney look like Prince Charming. Randi must continue the charade all the way through to the wedding ceremony in order to win a million dollars. But the joke is also on Randi, who is under the impression that Steve is just a reality show contestant like herself. In reality, he and his family are professional actors. read more

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