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Question: Tell me something ...

Question: Tell me something juicy! — L.J.

Ausiello: Jessica went through a slutty phase in the early '90s.

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Question: With Glenn Close ...

Question: With Glenn Close coming on The Shield as the new captain, does that mean Benito Martinez (Aceveda) is leaving the show? Or does he get elected to city council? — Lisa

Ausiello: Yeah, he gets elected to city council, so he'll still be causing problems for the big Mackster.

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Question: I love your column, ...

Question: I love your column, and think you'd make a great panelist on VH1's Best Week Ever. Have they ever asked you? — Erin

Ausiello: Yeah, they want me something fierce, but I'm playing hard to get.

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Question: Did you watch the ...

Question: Did you watch the Dallas reunion? Did you think it was totally lame? It had way too many commercials and they conveniently forgot to mention most of the costars that helped make the show a success. — Jennifer

Ausiello: Yeah, I was underwhelmed to say the least. I didn't like how they grouped everyone into pairs and then videotaped them casually reminiscing to each other. Not only did it make for snooze-inducing television, but I found myself cringing during every awkward silence. And I could have done without Steve Kanaly flirting with Charlene Tilton in the barn. That was just creepy. If they were smart, CBS would have gotten Mike Wallace to grill them individually and then collectively about all the dirt that went on behind the scenes (i.e., Larry Hagman's drinking, the Donna Reed recast, Tilton). And I'm with you on the MIA supporting cast. Where the heck was Priscilla Presley? And Susan Howard? And read more

Question: This is my third ...

Question: This is my third week asking this. What problem do you have with Dawson's Creek? — Heather

Ausiello: What did I tell you about using the D-word in my presence!? What did I tell you about using the D-word in my presence?!

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Question: Is there still a ...

Question: Is there still a chance Noah Wyle will hang around ER for a 12th season so that Carter and Abby will have a reunion? Please, please tell me yes. — Mel

Ausiello: Oh Mel, you'd be wise to keep an eye on my "TV News" column in TV Guide magazine later this month. Speaking of which, The Powers That Be wanna rename said column. They're looking for something a little catchier — preferably, with the word "Ausiello" in it. Send me your suggestions ASAP. If we pick your entry you'll get a special prize! (And no, I won't make you send me a check this time. I should have my credit-card machine up and running by then.)

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Question: Were you a fan of ...

Question: Were you a fan of any of the '80s-era nighttime soaps? I loved Knots Landing. It was smurferriffic. — Aaron

Ausiello: I never really got into Knots Landing. I was much more of a Falcon Crest kinda guy — pre-Pilar. In its heyday (1983-Pilar), no prime-time sudser mixed comedy, drama, romance and intrigue more deftly than Crest. And no one — and I repeat, no one — did cliff-hangers better. Again, pre-Pilar. Everything went to pot when she showed up.

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Question: Have you even given ...

Question: Have you even given Quintuplets a chance? The more I watch it, the funnier it gets! My jaw literally drops at some of the stuff they talk about. — Troy

Ausiello: What did I tell you about using the Q-word word in my presence?! What did I tell you about using the Q-word word in my presence?!

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Question: Is the WB planning ...

Question: Is the WB planning on putting Charmed out on DVD any time soon? — Dave

Ausiello: Enough with the Charmed DVD questions, people. It's coming out in February. End of story.

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Question: On The West Wing, ...

Question: On The West Wing, did Sam lose his election in California, and if yes, what's he up to now? — Leanne

Ausiello: I'm checking on this for you, Leanne.

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