Question: What was the name of the song that played during the promo for the Feb. 18 episode of Buffy? I can remember hearing it somewhere before but I can't place it. Thanks! Caroline, Vista, N.Y.
Televisionary: Boy, when music grabs someone, it tends to grab everyone. (In other words: I got a lot of questions about this.)
The song played over the promos for the "Get It Done" episode was Amy Studt's "Just a Little Girl." It's only been released as a CD single, and as far as I know you'll only find it used right now. But she's working on an upcoming album, according to her it's-all-about-me-me-me website AmyStudt.com.
Question: Please help me convince my husband he doesn't know what he's talking about. On The Golden Girls, how old was Estelle Getty? I always thought she was considerably younger than the character she played. Thank you. Sarah W., Bakersfield, Cal.
Televisionary: As cagey as the actresses on the hit comedy played it in terms of discussing their ages, Sarah, it was widely known Getty was nearly 20 years younger than her 80-year-old character, the tart-tongued Sophia Petrillo. In early 1986, six months or so after the show's September 1985 debut on NBC, she was reported to be 62.
Getty herself would only tell TV Guide that she was not much older than her co-stars ("only they look better," she said) and those castmates Bea Arthur,
Question: I enjoy reading your column every week. I do have a comment on this week's column. Actually, I'm a bit confused. I thought the song in the Saturn Ion commercial was "Forever Young," by Alphaville. Maybe there is more than one Saturn commercial out there? I'm thinking of the one where the kids are all playing in a suburban development and then it moves into a prom sequence just before the car reaches the sign. Thanks. Mary Ann
Televisionary: Unless they've edited both spots together and I missed it, we are indeed talking about two different Saturn ads. "Prom" features the Alphaville tune, while "Childhood" uses the Walkmen's "We've Been Had." You can watch both of them at Saturn.com. (And I'll once again trot out my old observation that auto ads manage to evoke more feeling and impact with 30-second mixes of music and visuals
He didn't make it to Kelly Ripa's hot seat, but Robert Jerome Lacovara Jr. can always claim he was number one in line, that is. The film student from Manhattan's Hunter College was first to compete in Live With Regis and Kelly's American Co-Host Search last Thursday. The winner will sit next to Reege on April 16, filling in for Ripa, who's currently on maternity leave with her third child.
"I've tried out for Survivor three times, and for American Idol, you have to be under 25 and sing," says the 34-year-old Lacovara, who's also an ex-model. He braved the night's elements, staking his spot outside the Live studio nearly 14 hours before auditions commenced, even though rumors had
CNN has canceled its afternoon gabfest Talk Back Live after nine years... Former Tonight Show host Jack Paar has been released from a Connecticut hospital, where he was recovering from a stroke.
As a onetime executive producer of Dawson's Creek, writer-director-supernova Kevin Williamson is accustomed to answering difficult questions. (Dawson or Pacey? Pacey or Dawson?) But the 2003 Oscar race is an altogether different story, one whose ending he can scarcely imagine penning.
"It is such a tough year for me," the I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream scribe tells TV Guide Online. "My favorite films, split down the middle, were Chicago and The Hours." Alas, checking off both movies isn't an option on Academy ballots. "I've got to vote, and I'm absolutely torn between Chicago and The Hours as best picture, best director and best writer.
Songbird Vanessa Carlton best known for her lovelorn hit single, "A Thousand Miles" ain't in love with MTV. No, she's still smarting over the music channel's partial ban of her video for "Pretty Baby." Specifically, they didn't like the Madonna-style bondage happening at the end. See, um, well, why don't we just let her tell it...
"It's a very innocent video," Carlton insists to TV Guide Online. "It's very tame, the ending. But it's very unexpected coming from an artist like me, I suppose. I didn't even think it was that big a deal.
"I'm singing a song about an ex-boyfriend of mine," the 22-year-old continues. "The video is me wandering through a house and going over memories of the times that I had with him. At the end of the song, the lyric which is 'Pretty baby, don't you leave me' is taken literally, and you go upstairs and find him in