Billy Zane seems sometimes like a product of old Hollywood. His classic-movie star looks helped him land the role for which he remains best-known — Cal, Kate Winslet's diabolical fiance in Titanic — as well as his starring role in 1996's The Phantom, another period throwback. His new role on Samantha Who? lands him securely in the here and now, but the past lingers again: He's playing Winston Funk, a character previously played by Timothy Olyphant, who departed to appear on Damages.
Zane's found an easy way to deal with the ghosts of the past, however: ignoring them. To play Funk, for example, he didn't even watch Olyphant's take on the character.
Susan Boyle, Britain's Got Talent
After wowing the judges (including the ever-cranky Simon Cowell) on Britain's Got Talent, Scottish singer Susan Boyle has become a YouTube Internet sensation and garnered international praise overnight.
The 47-year-old appeared on the CBS's Early Show Thursday to reprise her Talent performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Miserables. Boyle's gorgeous a capella delivery earned praise from Broadway's Patti LuPone, who first introduced the song in 1985.
"Susan," said LuPone as she called into the Early Show, "you've got pluck, girl."
As of Thursday morning, the online video clip of Boyle's performance had been viewed more than 11 million times.
Watch her Early Show performance after the jump.
Lena Headey, Eliza Dushku
It turns out that Sarah Connor was the one in need of protection, and not her son John. And Dollhouse? Its engagements may not have proved engaging enough.
The future doesn't look bright for Fox's experiment in relaunching a 'Sci Fi Friday" lineup. Poor ratings make it increasingly likely that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will be powered down for good, and Dollhouse boss Joss Whedon admits that Echo & Co. are about to be imprinted with a "FIRED" stamp.
The show's odds of renewal are "not very good," Whedon told SciFiWire.com. "Obviously our numbers are pretty soft ... but we live in hope. I'm really proud of the episodes that are coming out. More than that, I can't really ask."
A source close to Sarah Connor tells TVGuide.com ...
The economy may be in the dumps, but that doesn't mean your health has to suffer. YoungHollywood.com caught up with the co-hosts of the daytime hit The Doctors to discuss how being healthy saves you money. They also talk about the medical costs of not treating your body right. Plus: The docs open up about their favorite moments on the show and how they balance their TV and medical careers.
Watch the video after the jump.
Teen sensation Miley Cyrus takes the stage as part of the cinema-themed week, Oscar winner and former Idol Jennifer Hudson performs and one more hopeful faces elimination.
Hey dawgs! Once again, I must thank you all for your awesome comments on Tuesday's episode — even the one poster who said I was too snarky and was running off to read Michael Slezak's recap. Moi? Snarky? Compared to Slezak? I think we all know who would win that snark-off. Just sayin'. But seriously, thanks for your lively debates and passionate beliefs!
Ryan begins the night by introducing our Top 7 and reminding us that the Top 10 will be on tour beginning this summer (in 50 cities? Did I hear that right?). After the magazine cover-themed music video, the Idols launch into "She's a Maniac" from Flashdance. Like last week, it's not lip-synched, which is good? Such a weird song to sing, out of all the movie songs they could've chosen. I love how the contestants get crap for bad song choices, but the producers don't do any better with their selections.
Tom Welling, Smallville
To help pass the time until Smallville returns on April 23 with the final four episodes of the season, executive producer Kelly Souders answered questions from the CW series' superfans here at TVGuide.com. Read on to see what Souders had to share about Clark's destiny, Lois' future, Chloe's crises, a surprising pairing and much more.
Make the jump to get the super scoop.
"Octo-Mom" Nadya Suleman has revealed new details about her nascent reality show — but the deal isn't done just yet.
On Wednesday, Suleman opened up about the possible show, explaining that it would be a documentary series versus traditional reality fare. "It's going to be..."
Namaste, y'all! Wednesday's episode of Lost was Miles-centric, and I, for one, anxiously anticipated its arrival. I was gagging for more information about this fascinating character, as embodied by the skilled Ken Leung, whom I've admired since his scene-stealing turn as Uncle Junior's unhinged buddy in the booby hatch on The Sopranos. We did get some answers, but perhaps more than any other recent episode, we were presented with a few more nagging questions. Let's start with the answers: We learn how Miles ended up on Widmore's freighter, why his nose bled during the flashes and why this episode's title contained a pointed Star Wars reference. As for the questions "Some Like It Hoth" raised, well, let's get to it!
Wallace Langham and Liz Vassey
What do you get when you cross Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and CSI? Wallace Langham tells TVGuide.com it's the perfect mix for lab-rat Hodges to get some alone time with longtime crush Wendy (Liz Vassey) at a sci-fi convention. Thursday's CSI (CBS, 9 pm/ET), written by former Star Trek and Battlestar scribes, features not only Hodges and Wendy but also Battlestar's Kate Vernon and creator Ronald D. Moore. Langham talked to us about Hodges' superiority complex, fantasy life, and slight idealization of Wendy's breasts.