Gina Holden, Flash Gordon
Sure, many actors from other countries are coming to the United States to act, but Gina Holden isn't among them. The actress is too busy working up in her native Canada not only in her role as Dale Arden — aka the true love of Flash Gordon (Fridays at 9 pm/ET, on Sci Fi Channel) — but she also appears in Lifetime's Blood Ties as a Goth mystery solver. Holden has two upcoming films as well, playing opposite Supernatural's Jared Padalecki and also braving an Aliens sequel. TVGuide.com asked Holden how she makes it all work (without the benefit of those spatial rifts found on Flash Gordon).
TVGuide.com: What attracted you to the role of Dale Arden? Gina Holden: I'm a big comic-book
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All hell has broken loose in the Supernatural community. Ever since news leaked that the show was introducing two new shagadelic female series regulars this coming season, fans have inundated me with hundreds of angry e-mails. Their chief concern: In a bid to broaden the serial thriller's appeal, CW brass are forcing producers to bimbofy the show, hence the two new lady killers (played by Katie Cassidy and Lauren Cohan). In an exclusive interview, series creator Eric Kripke addressed the controversy head-on, clearing the air about the changes ahead and offering a preview of what he's calling "the best season of Supernatural yet." Fans are in a bit of a tizzy. Eric Kripke: First of all, I love our fans. I love them to death. I love how passionate they are. But they tend to worry unnecessarily. They tend to get stressed before they have a chance to judge the finished product. We are so conscious and aware of our fans. We're making the show for the fans; we're not making the show for t...
Adrianne Palicki, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Michelle Borth, Supernatural
"It sucks to be a hero. Their lives are filled with pain, danger and fear," says Eric Kripke, executive producer of CW's Supernatural (Thursdays at 9 pm/ET), the cult show about demon-hunting brothers Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) Winchester.
Is the angst worth it? The emotional May 3 episode gives Dean a chance to quit being a savior and find out. In a nod to the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life, he's mysteriously granted his most fervent wish: the normal family life taken away from him and Sam by the nasty Yellow-Eyed Demon that killed their mother (and, years later, Sam's love, Jessica) and turned
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How great did it feel to have Ugly Betty and Greys Anatomy back on with new episodes this week? Such a scrumptious double feature of feel-good TV. Im especially keen on Betty these days, this colorful and vibrantly funny new geek on the block. As others have said, its the perfect appetizer to the main course of Greys, with its usually irresistible blend of suds, scrubs and heartache.Best move both shows made this week: Ditching subplots that were going nowhere. On Betty, that meant saying goodbye to Ignacios case worker (who really wasnt), the crazily smitten Constance (Octavia Spencer). On Greys, that meant saying goodbye to the arrogant Dr. Marlow, played by a miscast Roger Rees, a fine actor who came off more like a creepy Dracula than an intimidating Dr. McBrilliant. Of all the misbegotten love matches weve been forced to consider on this show, asking us to believe Cristina ever had a thing for this ghoul was almost as ewww-inspiri...
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) will portray Thomas Kinkade in The Christmas Cottage, the first of three planned films inspired by the painter and his works.... Per Variety, Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta and Sean Penn will star in Crossing Over, a drama about illegal immigration.... Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to star in an adaptation of the David Ignatius novel Body of Lies. Ridley Scott will direct.... Larry the Cable Guy is a small-town sheriff in Witless Protection, costarring Ivana Milicevic (Love Monkey), Peter Stormare (Prison Break) and Joe Montegna.
Jared Padalecki, Supernatural
Supernatural fans best know Jared Padalecki as Sam, the normally sweet Winchester brother who works with Dean (Jensen Ackles) to fight off otherworldly beings on the CW's underrated but well-written and -acted drama that has the unfortunate task of airing Thursdays at 9 pm/ET, opposite two of television's hottest series. Hunting down Jared for an interview proved easier said than done — the show shoots in Vancouver, and since the primary cast is only two people, they tend to be a little busy! But TVGuide.com finally caught up with the adorable former Gilmore Girls hottie and asked him some of our own burning questions. Plus: The scoop on Sam's upcoming good lovin'!
Question: I know it's coming up to that time of year again when you tell the public about shows they should be watching and shows networks need to keep. I wanted to make sure, this year, that Supernatural is on that list. One of the smartest and funniest hours on television, it delivers wrenchingly authentic emotional drama without pandering to its audience or coming off contrived, so I think it deserves more than three million viewers a week. A lot of people haven't given it a chance because of its Thursday time slot, smack in the middle of the toughest night on TV, and the fact that the CW is still new and finding its legs. Because of a lack of advertising funds, many people simply haven't heard of it. So please draw attention to Supernatural! The crew is one of the hardest-working in television, and the two leads, with the most natural chemistry I've seen since Newman and Redford, break their backs (in the case of Jared Padalecki, his wrist!) to provide quality television. I want to ...
The Supernatural sibs catch up on the latest news.
Is the CW's Supernatural (Thursdays at 9 pm/ET) "cooking" the numbers? Are the Yellow-Eyed Demon's days numbered? Have the writers been favoring Sam over Dean? Series creator Eric Kripke answers those burning questions from TVGuide.com readers, and many others! Plus: Kripke's very important message to the show's fans.
In Season 1's "Phantom Traveler," Dean mentions that the significance of the 40-minute flight time goes back to biblical numerology. Since 7 is also a biblical number, was the fact that there were seven survivors intentional? I've always wondered about that.Eric Kripke: I love how much our fans pay attention! Yes, using the number 7 was intentional. We're always trying to drop in small but significant details, and we occasionally look to numerology. To give you another num
I was hoping wed get the answer to what John told Dean in the hospital but we didnt We got that killer cliff-hanger instead the one were going to have to live with for who knows how long Stupid hiatus My thoughts were kind of everywhere with Croatoan hence my columns pretty much going to be the same wayHow great was the previously The whole special Sam montage that led into the whole scary Dean section Very cool How great were Sam and Dean in this episode Brotherly love abounded Its always at the core even when the two are making each other angry All it takes is a scene like the one wherein a possibly infected Sammy tells Dean to leave and keep going Dean states Who says I want to Yeah I was pretty much done right there There were so many good moments between the Winchester boys Thats what I want to keep seeing as the season continues Never veer too far from that and Ill be a happy camper How about when Dean threw Sarge the keys to
Supernatural just keeps getting better and better doesnt it For me Crossroad Blues had the perfect balance of everything that the show does well Taking on the legend of blues great Robert Johnson gave us a supremely rich colorful scary rollercoaster ride that featured hellhounds going after the people who made a deal with the devil mostly for shallow superficial reasons The hour gave us twists humor blues music brotherly banter angst a Sam pep talk Dean speaking Latin and the Impala Then the show tweaked the formula once again to give us a sneak preview of whats to come in the next original episode as well as what I imagine will be waiting for us in the second part of the season Let me give kudos to Sera Gamble Shes one of the best writers on the show and has either written or co-written some of Supernaturals finest episodes including Faith Dead in the Water Nightmare Salvation and Bloodlust The Brotherly Humor Its a given were going