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Exclusive: George Eads to Exit CSI After 15 Seasons

George Eads

CSI is losing another veteran team member.

George Eads, who has played the role of CSI Nick Stokes since the series' pilot, will exit the show at the conclusion of the current season, has learned exclusively. Sources say Eads' departure was amicable and that his character's exit will be connected to the resolution of the Gig Harbor Killer case. However, it remains unclear... read more

Gary Dourdan Blames CSI for His Bankruptcy

Gary Dourdan

Why did Gary Dourdan file for bankruptcy? It's CSI's fault — at least that's what legal documents in his Chapter 11 case insinuate, reports.

Dourdan initially filed... read more

Gary Dourdan Pleads No Contest to Domestic Violence Charges

Gary Dourdan

Former CSI star Gary Dourdan has pleaded no contest to domestic violence charges stemming from a dispute with his ex-girlfriend a year ago, TMZ reports.

He will not serve jail time, but has been ordered to stay away from his ex, Nicole Vail Cannizzaro, and not have any contact with her for five years. read more

CSI's Gary Dourdan Files for Bankruptcy

Gary Dourdan

Former CSI star Gary Dourdan has filed for bankruptcy, TMZ reports.

According to the papers filed Aug. 30 and obtained by TMZ, the actor has approximately $1.8 million in assets, but owes a whopping $1.73 million. read more

Keck's Exclusives First Look: CSI's Nick Goes to the Dog

George Eads

Off screen, George Eads recently suffered the loss of both his dad and his dog. And as CBS' CSI enters its 13th season, Eads' Nick Stokes will face some personal changes of his own. "Nick's been the one without a family, which is a sad thing, so we're playing around with the idea of him getting a surrogate family in an unconventional way," says Eads. First up: He adopts a... read more

Marg Helgenberger Says Goodbye to CSI

Marg Helgenberger

It's not every job where having your boss call you "the perfect ex-stripper/cokehead" could be considered a compliment, but for 12 seasons now, that's exactly what CSI exec producer Carol Mendelsohn has thought of her departing star, Marg Helgenberger. "Some actresses might shy away from playing a part like Catherine Willows, but Marg turned all of Catherine's negatives into positives. I miss her already." Helgenberger exits the series this week after a dozen... read more

William Petersen Plans to Exit CSI

William Petersen by Robert Voets/CBS

I think I hear CSI fans everywhere screaming. We teased casting changes for the CBS drama in a recent Mega Minute, and alas, those changes include William Petersen, whose recently signed contract only guarantees his appearance until the upcoming season's 10th episode, a rep for CBS confirms, following a report from EW's Ausiello. Petersen isn't gone for good, though. He will be staying on as an executive producer, and has agreed to make special appearances throughout the remaining run of the series. This marks the third original cast member to leave the show, following Jorja Fox and Gary Dourdan's departures last season. Producers, however, promise a memorable exit for Grissom (including Fox's return next season for a multi-episode, Grissom-Sidle arc) and some exciting changes in the show's future. "We're out to add new characters to the show, and the show will change as a result," said exec producer Carol Mendehlson. "But that's a good thing."So, how do you feel about Petersen's c... read more

New Batman DVD Sets Stage for Dark Knight's Arrival

Batman Gotham Knight courtesy Warner Home Video

The latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight, doesn't open until July 18, but an animated DVD out 10 days earlier should satisfy any Caped Crusader cravings. Batman Gotham Knight helps set the stage for Christopher Nolan's feature film, with a series of six interlocking animé tales. The voice cast of this visually stunning interpretation of the DC Comics legend includes Kevin Conroy, who played the title character in Batman: The Animated Series and later in Justice League, ER's Parminder Nagra, Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz and ex-CSI star Gary Dourdan. Ortiz plays Detective Anna Ramirez,a part she was also up for in The Dark Knight. She lost out to Monique Curnen but got a unique second chance for the animated version. "I audition for so many things, it all just sort of rolls off your back," she says. "But I was glad that I got to play her one way or the other. And I get to put my own spin on it." She worked closely with Dourdan, who plays Ramirez's partner, Detective Crispus Allen. "T... read more

CSI's Dourdan Breaks Free from Jail Time

Gary Dourdan by Tony Barson/

Former CSI-er Gary Dourdan on Wednesday pleaded guilty to two felony drug possession charges, and will not have to serve any jail time, reports TMZ. The first charge regarding possession of heroin was dropped and according to his (clearly talented) lawyers, once he completes a 30-hour treatment program — not rehab — all charges against him will be dropped. Wow, from three felony charges and jail time to only participating in a 30-hour program, and all the charges will be dropped? Maybe Kiefer should have hooked up with Dourdan's lawyers before doing his time in the big house. Do you think Gary got off easy? — Erin FoxRelated• Dourdan's Exit from CSI• Dourdan "Embarrassed" about Arrest read more

Just How "Shocking" Will Warrick's CSI Exit Be?

CSI finale - Gary Dourdan by Bill Inoshita/CBS

Get ready for the most shocking episode of CSI ever according to exec producer Carol Mendelsohn Given that past finales have featured Nick George Eads buried alive and a shocking revelation that Grissom William Petersen and Sara Jorja Fox had been sleeping together theyve got a lot to live up to But Mendelsohn promises theyll deliver Its a very personal episode she says Warrick Gary Dourdan finds himself in more trouble following past episodes in which he was suspected of murder and suspended while investigating a Vegas mobster The result is that sides will be drawn and as TV Guide has reported Dourdan who was recently arrested is leaving CSI The question remains how Mendelsohn says No one will ever forget it and it will change the show forever read more

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