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Eric Marstolf Steps Into the Smallville Spotlight as Booster Gold

Eric Martsolf

He's "the greatest hero you've never heard of." Unless you're a fan of DC Comics mythos, you probably aren't familiar with Booster Gold, a secondary character whose popularity is mainly confined to fanboy (and girl) circles. But after this week's episode of Smallville, non-comics fans are likely to be joining the Gold rush. Played with charming enthusiasm by guest star Eric Martsolf, Booster Gold is a fame-seeking pretty boy who seems as interested in publicity and corporate sponsorships as he is fighting crime. His mysterious arrival in Metropolis coincides with Clark (Tom Welling) struggling to adopt a more mild-mannered personality when not on superhero duty. TV Guide Magazine talked to Martsolf — currently steaming up afternoon TV as boozy, screwed up Brady Black on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives — about... read more

New to Your TV Screen: Twitter Hashtags


What was the deal with this week's episode of Glee? And we're not talking about Will Schuester's questionable math skills or Holly Holiday's take on Adele. Nope, we were wondering about that bug at the bottom of the screen that read "#Glee" throughout the entire show.

Get used to it. Although the TV screen is already crowded — with network logos, news crawls and promo messages routinely popping up throughout a program — broadcast and cable networks are now starting to add Twitter hashtags to the bottom of their shows.

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Getting to Know The Vampire Diaries Scene Stealer Candice Accola

Candice Accola

She Plays: Caroline Forbes, high school cheerleader-turned-"the little vampire that could," says exec producer Kevin Williamson. "She's the strongest character on the show." Adds Accola: "The writers gave me a character that started off as this archetypal bitch, and then she was given a chance to mess up and come out the other side a stronger, more secure person. She's finding herself and growing up."

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American Idol Backstage Report: The F-Bomb Aftermath

James Durbin

At this point, no one should be all that surprised. Rock stars curse. But when it happens on American Idol, typically thought of as a bastion of family-friendly programming, and comes out of the mouths of judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson, it stops the show.

"Casey, man, you already are a cult hero," Tyler told Casey Abrams, who earned the judges' one and only save a few weeks ago and whose rendition of Maroon 5's "Harder To Breathe" impressed Tyler. "I mean, there's millions of people in America that are really angry because you pissed them off because you're so f---king good. You changed so many people's minds. I love you."

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Keck's Exclusives: TNT's Dallas Casts Final Series Regular Role

Marlene Forte

Cuban-born actress Marlene Forte, who had recurring roles on Crossing Jordan and House of Payne, has won the final series regular role on TNT's Dallas pilot. Marlene will play Carmen, the Ewing family's longtime housekeeper, whose daughter, Elena (Jordana Brewster), enjoys a friendship with Ewing cousins John Ross (Josh Henderson) and Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe). The cast is just now heading down to Dallas to begin shooting the pilot episode.

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Matt's Weekend Picks: April 22-24

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan

Supernatural (Friday, 9/8c, The CW)

Winchesters, meet Colt! As in: the real Samuel Colt, whose infamous demon-destroying gun has loomed large throughout Supernatural's mythology. This week, Dean gets to play cowboy — Sam is less thrilled — when Castiel sends the brothers back in time to the Wild West to get some guidance from the proverbial horse's mouth. Speaking of weapons, over on Fox's Fringe in the same time period, an apocalyptic scenario is triggered when Walternate revs up the doomsday device "over there," in hopes of rocking our (and specifically Peter's) world.

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30 Rock Celebrates 100 Episodes

Tina Fey, Jack McBrayer and Alec Baldwin

Liz Lemon, you don't look a day over fabulous! After five years and countless awards, the Emmy-winning 30 Rock marks its 100th episode with an hourlong outing about, of all things, a 100th episode. "We figured that TGS, the fake show, started at the same time our show did, so their 100th episode would coincide with ours," explains executive producer Robert Carlock.

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Exclusive Community Roundtable: Head of the Class


Interviewing the entire cast of Community together is a fool's errand, but a fortunate fool's. Ken Jeong, who plays professor-turned-student Señor Chang, wears only a navy bathrobe. "You've been off camera for an hour and you can't even put a shirt on," jokingly scolds Gillian Jacobs (the often brittle Britta). Jeong deadpans, "There goes the buzzkill — it's all about her."

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Keck's Exclusives: True Blood's Kevin Alejandro Goes Bowling with Bones

Kevin Alejandro

During a week off from shooting HBO's True Blood, Kevin Alejandro (Lafayette's witchy beau Jesus Velasquez) did a little moonlighting with another adored TV bloodsucker.

Earlier this week, David Boreanaz — still remembered for his role as WB vampire Angel — welcomed Kevin to a Tarzana bowling alley to shoot the season finale of Fox's Bones. "I play a guy named Hercules Maldanado, a.k.a. The Tornado," reveals Kevin. "He's a flashy, arrogant man obsessed with bowling, but his skills don't match up. He's sort of his team's dead weight."

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Bret Harrison on Breaking In and V

Bret Harrison

After battling the aliens of V, Bret Harrison takes on a much more entertaining mission in the sharply written, action-injected comedy Breaking In, about a high-tech security team, costarring Christian Slater and Smallville alum Michael Rosenbaum. Here, the always affable actor serves up some advance intel...
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