Mary Lynn Rajskub
Chloe is a traitor! OK, that's not exactly true, but 24's Mary Lynn Rajskub is consorting with the enemy, guest-starring on the May 9 season finale of WB's Gilmore Girls. The actress will play one of several singers who invade Stars Hollow hoping to get discovered after an agent taps the town's troubadour to open for Neil Young. Rajskub — who honed her crooner chops as part of the improv comedy-music group the Girls Guitar Club — called me from the Gilmore set late yesterday to chat about the Girls gig, Chloe's upcoming "romantic challenge" and her plans to take Manhattan this summer.
Ausiello: I just want to point out that I interviewed you back in 2003 when you first started on 24, before Chloe became the superstar she is now.Rajskub: Th
E! will reveal its Entertainer of the Year when it airs the hourlong special The Big, Bad & Best: 2005 on Dec. 12 at 8 pm/ET. The nominees for EOTY are Steve Carell, Mariah Carey, Desperate Housewives, Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Rachel McAdams, Chris Rock, Charlize Theron, Vince Vaughn, Kanye West and Owen Wilson. Well, if that all ain't a Sophie's choice!
What's in a name? Cillian Murphy
Question: I just saw Red Eye and there's something I don't understand: What was the exchange between the main characters, Lisa (Rachel McAdams, who was amazing) and Jack, about his last name being rude? I also thought the actor playing Jack was phenomenal; what's his claim to fame? Or was this movie his big break?
Answer: It's not that his name, Jackson Rippner, is rude. It's that it's menacing, sounding uncomfortably like "Jack the Ripper." And since Red Eye (2005) is a Wes Craven thriller, I don't think it's giving away too much to say that the suggestion isn't without meaning. Rippner is played by up-and-coming Irish actor Cillian Murphy, 29, who was studying law when he took a sudden career detour into acting.
[Editor's Note: The Teen Choice Awards were rebroadcast on Wednesday night on the TV Guide Channel.] I have to say right away, our TV Guide Channel kicked butt on the official red carpet two-hour preshow, and I'd state this even if I didn't work here. Kimberly Caldwell, Rosanna Tavarez and Chris Booker were awesome hosts and set the proper tone for Fox's awards show. Speaking of which…8:00 pm Gwen Stefani opens the show with her No. 1 hit "Hollaback Girl." Can I stress how much I love the original, unedited version and how much I detest the edited version? I know it's network TV, but why perform the song if it has to be edited? Sing "Rich Girl" or something else. All those "shhh" sounds go right through me. OK — got that off my chest.8:06 I said this about the MTV Movie Awards and I'll say it here. How does Andy Dick continue to get booked on these awards each year? So. Not. Funny.8:12 Jim Car
As Lindsay Lohan's high-school rival in Mean Girls, Rachel McAdams was truly a nasty beeyatch. Fortunately, the 27-year-old Canadian transplant is no Regina George offscreen. Actually, she's a total sweetheart, and her softer side definitely shows in The Notebook (due out in theaters Friday).
Based on the gooey bestseller by Nicholas Sparks, Notebook tells the tale of a couple (McAdams and Ryan Gosling) torn apart by World War II, then romantically reunited years later. "I'm a sucker in every way when it's all about love and soul mates," McAdams says. "I think you can fall in love with more than one person, but I don't know yet for sure. I'm not gonna not believe in soul mates."
Although he's a cutie, her onscreen amour with Gosling (The United States of Leland) wasn't always easy. "The thong was uncomfortable," McAdams laughs of one scene. "But Ryan's a real gentleman, and the g