Dawn Olivieri, Heroes
Naturally, Dawn Olivieri was bummed when she found out Lydia, her character on Heroes, was being killed off.
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But she also saw the bright side: Lydia's death could blow the lid off twisted carnival leader Samuel's master plan.
"My death was a chance for the audience to see just how far he's willing to go," Olivieri tells TVGuide.com. Lydia — a tattooed empath who can see into any person's soul — was the second member of the carnival to fall victim to Samuel (Robert Knepper), who earlier in the season killed his own brother and set forth with his egomaniacal plot.
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Martin Short, Damages
There's something unsettling about watching Martin Short play the mysterious Leonard Winstone on Damages.
Maybe it's that we're used to him making us laugh. But Short doesn't buy that. "Actors are just actors," he tells TVGuide.com. "Whether they're making you laugh or making you frown, there's a talent to make a character three-dimensional and sympathetic. It's just different objectives. People have typecasting in their heads of how they think so-and-so can make them laugh but can't make them cry."
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The alternative, then, is that Winstone — a hard-edged attorney and Godfather-like consigliere to the Ponzi-scheming Tobin family at the center of Season 3 — gives us the creeps because he isn't all that he seems...
After earning another $30 million domestically over the weekend, Avatar is still atop the box office chart, bringing its total to $594.5 million in 45 days.
The unstoppable film broke the record for the highest-grossing seventh weekend in release and is expected to surpass Titanic, James Cameron's other box-office behemoth, as the film with highest domestic gross later this week.
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Meanwhile, Mel Gibson's thriller, Edge of Darkness, was no match for the 3-D epic adventure, taking in only ...
RuPaul's Drag Race
If you've wondered why RuPaul's Drag Race didn't debut earlier in the reality competition craze, RuPaul says you can blame George W. Bush. The "Supermodel" singer asserts that the "mean-spirited times of the Bush era" weren't right for the show — maybe a Rudy Giuliani administration would have been more drag-friendly? We talked to RuPaul about the challenges facing Drag Race contestants and how Project Runway villain Santino Rice ended up on the panel of judges.
TVGuide.com: What are you looking for when casting?
RuPaul: We want showgirls. We want kids who are working in clubs for a living and doing drag. At this point, it's not about pre-op, or post op, or anything like that. It's drag — straight-up. We choose kids who exemplify what it's all about: It's ...