Question: The new password should be TVGuide. Scott
Ausiello: I love it! It'll be a few weeks until we can get this into place, folks. Please be patient.
Question: If Keri Russell guest-starred on Alias, would you consider liking it then? Ellen Wong
Ausiello: Well, I'd certainly watch, Ellen. Speaking of Keri, she just joined the ensemble cast of Neil LaBute's new off-Broadway play Fat Pig. It's a comedy about a guy (Entourage's Jeremy Piven) who falls for a "generously proportioned" girl (Rescue Me's Ashlie Atkinson). Keri plays one of Piven's disapproving friends. The limited engagement begins Nov. 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. For tickets, you can call Ticket Central (212-279-4200). Tell them you read about it in "Ask Ausiello" and you'll get a few seconds of uncomfortable silence.
Question: How about, "ilovemike" or "mikeyisthebest" or "mikerocks" or "mikeistheman?" Jess Kennedy.
Ausiello: A little too obvious. Next...
Question: Who's the guy that sings in the bar on American Dreams? Brigit
Ausiello: It's Ben Taylor, James Taylor and Carly Simon's son. And that completes the "legitimate questions portion" of this week's "Ask Ausiello." Now, let's get to the good stuff!
Question: ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO THERE WAS A NEW COMEDY THAT CAME ON WITH A POPULAR OLDER MALE LEAD. THE SHOW WAS A HIT, BUT AFTER ONLY ABOUT FIVE SHOWS, THE MALE LEAD DIED SUDDENLY I THINK OF A HEART ATTACK ON THE SET. WHO WAS THE ACTOR AND WHAT WAS THE SHOW? LORI
Ausiello: Sorry, Lori, but I don't answer questions in this format. Please turn off your caps lock and resubmit.
Question: Although I find your "entertainment news" funny/interesting, "Ask Ausiello" is neither. You may want to get some advice from Matt Roush. Jim
Ausiello: It's unanimous!
Question: Sorry, I should have been more specific about what part of your Smurf collection I wanted to see ("Ask Ausiello" 10/27). I was thinking along the lines of PVC figurines. Jerome
Ausiello: I have a cancellation this Friday at 4:30 pm. Otherwise, I'm booked through Easter.
Question: A couple of years ago, I read that Fox was developing a new Muppet Show for Sunday nights. What happened? Josh
Ausiello: Who knows? Maybe Gail Berman was too busy responding to the idea that audiences were responding to Quintuplets.
Question: Congrats on such a great column. From one huge Santa Barbara fan to another, I just wanted to say I hope they never make a Dawson's Creek movie unless it's a very special episode where they all die. Jeff
Ausiello: Now that I'd watch.
Question: I don't really think you're that funny. Brendan
Ausiello: Well, Diane and her husband do. So there.