From Justin to Kelly, the upcoming movie-musical starring last year's American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson and runner-up Justin Guarini, has been delayed until June 13. We can only assume the film's producers want to use the extra time to destroy the final cut and go into exile.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has a little wizard of her own. The writer gave birth to a baby boy, David Gordon Rowling Murray, on Sunday in Scotland. This is Rowling's first child with second husband Neil Murray. She has a 10-year-old daughter from her first marriage.
Question: Who was the past Family Feud host who committed suicide? Angie
Televisionary: That was stand-up comedian Ray Combs, who hosted the show from 1988 to 1994.
Family Feud, hosted in its first incarnation by Richard Dawson (Hogan's Heroes), was a hit on ABC's daytime schedule and as a syndicated version over its initial 1977-85 run. CBS brought the show, hosted by Combs, back in the daytime in '88 and followed with a syndicated version, but both struggled. They replaced Combs with Dawson for its final year.
Sadly, after losing the Feud job, Combs suffered a painful spinal injury in a car accident, in addition to financial problems and the break-up of his marriage. In 1996, he hanged himself in the closet of his room
Question: This one can't be true, so please tell me it's not. A friend tried to tell me that instead of being angry former child stars, the Olsen twins have more money than they did when Full House was on. Urban legend, right? Patty S., Rushford, Minn.
Televisionary: Wrong, Patty, although I'll admit it's surprising, given the all-too common scenario played out by those who've gone before. If the twins' childhood careers had followed those of other, more unfortunate, kid stars, they'd be cursing their thieving parents on E! right about now.
But it hasn't happened that way. Matter of fact, Mary-Kate and Ashley, who switched off playing wee Michelle Tanner during the hit ABC comedy's 1987-95 run, are basically a living brand. And between cl
Question: What was Det. Tubbs's undercover name on the series Miami Vice? F.J.W., Lindenwold, N.J.
Televisionary: Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) usually went by the name Ricardo Cooper, while Sonny Crocket (Don Johnson) was Sonny Burnett.
Question: I'm going crazy! I've been watching reruns of The Cosby Show from the '80s. In so many of the episodes, Bill Cosby wears a black-and-white pin that looks like it has an s and p on it. Will you please tell me what significance this pin had and what it represented? Janet T., Martinsville, Ind.
Televisionary: Actually, the pin had the initials "S.D." on it, along with a small "Jr." Cosby wore it in memory of Sammy Davis Jr., who died in 1990.
Wonder Woman is getting a butch makeover. Her new "edgy" look which includes short, spiky hair and a camouflage bustier will be unveiled in Wednesday's DC Comics issue. It's part of a six-part adventure in which the lasso-wielding diva gets amnesia and thinks she's a lesbian. I kid. I kid.
Question: What is the name of the department store in New York City where Rachel worked as a personal shopper on Friends? Gloria C., Montreal, Que., Canada
Televisionary: That would be Bloomingdale's, which started out as a New York City store in the 1800s but now has locations across the U.S.
Question: In the original CSI there are two technical people who do the DNA testing and things like that. One of the characters' names is Greg. I don't know what the other one's name is, but I would like to know what other show he played on. My husband and I have been racking our brains trying to remember. Please let us know. Thank you. Nicole, Billings, Mont.
Televisionary: I assume you're talking about medical examiner Dr. Al Robbins (and if you're not, I'm certain to be corrected by the legions of fans who delight in spanking me with the correction stick.)
Robert David Hall, who plays him, has kept himself quite busy throughout the years. You may have spotted him on such shows as The Practice, Family Law,
The end is near for those oh-so-very self-aware Dawson's Creek kids. The drama caps its six-year run on the WB with a two-hour time-tripping swan song on May 14 written by series creator Kevin Williamson. In his first interview since paddling back to Creek, Williamson who left the show at the end of Season One to focus on other projects gives TV Guide Online the lowdown on why he decided to return, whether Joey (Katie Holmes) will finally choose either Dawson (James Van Der Beek) or Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and what Creek plot he thinks his successors botched.