Question: I have seen in Europe that The West Wing is on DVD. Are there plans to release it in the United States? — Rob, New York, N.Y.
Televisionary: There are intentions, Rob, but not much else right now. A friend at Warner Bros., which produces the show, says a DVD release is definitely in the works, but no date's been set.
Columbia Records is rushing to release Dangerously in Love, the solo debut album of Destiny's Child diva Beyoncé Knowles, Billboard reports. In hopes of beating out Internet pirates and striking while her "Crazy in Love" single is still hot Beyoncé's newest effort will now hit stores June 24, instead of July 8. The album's A-list "guest stars" include Jay-Z, Luther Vandross and Missy Elliott.
Question: I have asked this question several times and here I go again. On the PBS TV show Clifford the Big Red Dog, who is the voice of Clifford? I am betting it's John Ritter. I just never have the chance to see the credits and that is why I am asking. Thanks, for the third time! — Ann, Chicago, Ill.
Televisionary: But look at the bright side, Ann. Clifford's an educational show, this is an educational column, and now I've motivated you to count to three. Everybody wins!
Yeah, I know I'm being a smart aleck. But I'll make up for it by telling you you're right; Clifford is indeed voiced by Three's Company and 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter star Ritter. Since you keep missing the credits and I do so love my readers, I'll tell you the cast also includes
Question: I caught the end of a re-run of a Hogan Family episode. It involved David giving a speech about his friend Rich, who had died the night before. I missed what happened to Rich and why he died. Can you help? — L.F., Mississauga, Ont., Canada
Televisionary: Rich (Tom Hodges) died from complications related to AIDS and David Hogan (Jason Bateman) shot a documentary about his friend's final months in the "Best of Friends, Worst of Times" episode, which first aired in 1990. As traumatic as that death on the show was, though, L.F., it wasn't nearly as major a development as the death of Hogan mom Valerie (
Question: In the season finale of Without a Trace, a song played at the end as Jack went home and thought about the events of Sept. 11. It included the word "alleluia." I can't seem to get it out of my head and would like to know where I could find it. Can you help me find the title and artist? Thanks so much! — Therese P., Columbus, Ohio
Televisionary: Well, I can get you part of the way there, Therese. And believe me, I'm not crazy about posting partial answers, but so many people wrote in asking about that song, I figure I'll do what I can.
The song is a version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and a CBS spokeswoman tells me it's by Rufus Wainwright. Unfortunately, that's all the info I have on the version from the episode. However, I can tell you another Wainwright version (which I also really like) is on, of all the
Question: I'm curious. Is the girl playing Roxanne, Kevin's partner on 7th Heaven, the same girl or maybe the sister of the girl who played the original Cher on Clueless? — Jenni, Orlando, Fla.
Televisionary: Same one, Jenni. Rachel Blanchard, who plays cop Roxanne on the hit WB series, starred as wealthy Beverly Hills teen Cher Horowitz on the ABC-UPN sitcom version of the popular movie. You may also remember her from her earlier work in Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark?
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers took home top honors when the 2003 MTV Movie Awards were handed out Saturday night. Towers won four awards, including best picture and best action sequence. Spider-Man's Kirsten Dunst earned the best actress prize, and along with her co-star Tobey Maguire, took home the award for best kiss. Rapper-turned-actor Eminem was named breakthrough and best actor for his performance in 8 Mile. MTV airs the awards on June 5.
In this week's issue of TV Guide magazine, Richard Chamberlain confesses he's gay and he's been secretly married to a man for 20 years. Chamberlain, best known for his roles in Dr. Kildare and The Thorn Birds, discusses life in Hollywood's celluloid closet, and his hidden relationship with Martin Rabbett, who is now his manager. For the full story, click here and pick up TV Guide on newsstands now.
It's surprising to hear Willem Dafoe who sucked blood in Shadow of the Vampire and went criminally insane in Spider-Man voicing a good guy in Disney's Finding
Nemo. "Well, shame on you!" he protests, chiding us for spoiling his rotten rep.
As moorish fish Gill, he kindly takes Nemo (Alexander Gould) under his fin, as they hatch a plan to escape from their fish tank together. Still, Dafoe's deep, gravelly voice adds a bit of mystery to the role. "I think that's played with," he says, "because certainly this Gill character has an ominous entrance. And there's always a little bit of slight tension about what his motives are."
A true actor's actor, Dafoe even appears to be looking for subtext in the kid flick! "On some levels, I always thin
Where the prime-time Emmy nominations are concerned, we here at TV Guide Online adhere to one simple rule: If you ain't gonna fix the problem, you don't get to moan about it. So, since we're rarely 100 percent satisfied with the slate of stars and series that wind up in the running, we've decided to take matters into our own hands for the third year in a row. We TV vigilantes are compiling wish lists of the shows and actors we feel are truly deserving of recognition (and, in many cases, all too likely to be overlooked when the real ballots are mailed out today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences). First up, TV Guide critic Matt Roush, Michael Ausiello and our panel of opinionated pundits tackle four of the comedy categories and single out the good-humor men and women whose funny business is our pleasure.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Zach Braff, Scrubs: By tickling our funny bone with his eager-puppy antics, this TV M.D. prov