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Question: Just wondering ...

Question: Just wondering exactly which issue is going to have your article on Keri? — Gwenn

Ausiello: The one that goes on sale the week of January 24. Look for lots of fanfare in that week's "Ask Ausiello" — including Keri's first words on losing the role of Lois Lane to the actress whose name I dare not speaketh. (You're a fool, Bryan Singer. A fool, I tell ya!)

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Question: So, what's this ...

Question: So, what's this Charmed news you couldn't tell us last week? — T

Ausiello: Titanic's Billy Zane has signed up for a three-episode arc beginning Feb. 13. He'll play an ex-demon who falls for Alyssa Milano.

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Question: Does Fox sell the ...

Question: Does Fox sell the 24 shirt that you received ("Ask Ausiello" 1/6)? If so, can you link to it or post a picture? I'd love to get 24 gear. — John Berggren

Ausiello: Nope, that's a swag exclusive. But if you send me your address I'll drop one in the mail to you — because I'm just that kind of guy. But I have to warn you John: If I don't hear from you today by 6:23 pm/ET, it's going to someone else. And by "someone else," I mean the first person who e-mails me about it.

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Question: What are the ...

Question: What are the chances that Liza Minnelli will return to Arrested Development as Lucille II? — Chase

Ausiello: She's back starting Jan. 23, and this time, the ol' bat is hooking up with Gob (aka Will Arnett)! "Gob decides that he's got to take a hit for the family, so he jumps on that grenade," Arnett recently told my esteemed colleague, Bruce Fretts. "In order to save the Bluth Company, he decides to sleep with Lucille II, and it ends up getting a little more involved than he thought it would. I don't know where it's going to go yet. I'm like a kid in a haunted house on this show and [exec producer] Mitch Hurwitz is my dad saying, 'Don't worry about it, it'll be fine'."

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Question: I'm so glad Joan ...

Question: I'm so glad Joan and Melissa will be back doing Globes coverage for TV Guide Channel, but I hope it will air like a real show and not just half screen. I mean, give the women some dignity. — Susan

Ausiello: Yeah, Team Rivers will get the full-screen treatment during their red carpet revue, which kicks off Sunday at 6 pm/ET. I'm trying to get them to go full screen during my weekly "Big 5" segment — airing every Friday at 7 pm/ET — but so far, they won't budge.

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Question: Is Emilie de Ravin ...

Question: Is Emilie de Ravin (aka Claire from Lost) leaving the show? — Joy

Ausiello: I'm guessing not, since she — or rather, that demon spawn she's carrying in her womb — may very well be the key to this whole island mystery. I hear they're planning to rerun Claire's flashback episode Feb. 2, so don't be surprised if the pregnant Aussie returns the following week.

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Question: I was upset to see ...

Question: I was upset to see readers giving you a hard time about taking the holiday off in last week's "Ask Ausiello." I just hope it was their way of showing you that they appreciate you. Of course, a "Hey, I missed your column, hope you had a nice Christmas" would have sounded a lot better. Keep up the good work. — Angie

Ausiello: As I learned in high school, sticks and stones may break my bones but names will scar me for life. So, although I will be in Los Angeles covering the Golden Globes and the TCA press tour all next week, there will be a fresh installment of "Ask Ausiello" next Wednesday — even if it kills me.

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Question: I was recently told ...

Question: I was recently told that this season of Gilmore Girls will be its last. Something about Alexis Bledel mentioning in an interview that she wants to do something different in her career. — Anita Job

Ausiello: Sorry about your employment situation, Anita. As far as GG goes, I'm, like, 90 percent sure it'll be back next year. But you can bet I'll pose that question next week at the mid-season press tour, where the cast will be participating in a panel discussion. If you gots any other questions for Lauren Graham & Co., send 'em in now and I'll do my best to get them answered.

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Question: There are rumors ...

Question: There are rumors going around that both Shannen Doherty and Julian McMahon are going to guest-star in the 150th episode of Charmed this coming February sweeps. True? — Linda

Ausiello: No, and I've been sworn to secrecy.

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Question: Do you know what ...

Question: Do you know what ever happened to that beautiful actress from Tangerine Taxi, Roberta Weiss? Is she still working? — Millie Lauren

Ausiello: If you're referring to Roberta Weiss of Santa Barbara fame, she recently appeared in the short film Audition, which can be viewed by clicking here. She's currently raising her daughter outside of Los Angeles, but returns to her old stomping ground whenever opportunity knocks. Let's hope opportunity knocks soon. (You're a fool, Bryan Singer. A fool, I tell ya!)

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