You may recall Josh Peck as one of Chevy Chase's precocious co-stars from last year's kid flick, Snow Day. He's got an inspirational message for junior high schoolers everywhere: "I think it's sort of a rite of passage for kids to get bullied, and it builds character."
Though the 14-year-old admits other kids call him "Snow Boy" ever since the movie, he blows it off, cheerily noting that "everybody has something fun to offer and everyone's nice. If you get to know people, they can make you really happy."
When his next film Disney's Max Keeble's Big Move premieres Oct. 5, he may have to endure a new nickname: "Robe Boy." Explains Peck: "I play Max's (Alex D. Li
Since David Duchovny has blasted out of The X-Files's orbit, and Gillian Anderson is counting down to her own take-off, it would make sense for UPN to position the stars of its high-spirited supernatural police show, Special Unit 2, as the next Mulder and Scully. But the very notion gives the giggles to leading lady Alexondra Lee, who plays by-the-book detective Kate Benson opposite Michael Landes's rogue cop Nick O'Malley.
"They're fighting real aliens on The X-Files," she points out to TV Guide Online. "They've got a serious job to do. We've got, like, fantasy creatures. We had models that turned into spider-women... and a monster that was made out
Despite being one of Hollywood's most experienced young thesps, Ethan Hawke says he wasn't offended when producers asked him to audition for his role as a rookie cop in Training Day (opening Friday). Admittedly, headlining an action flick opposite Oscar-winner Denzel Washington was a big shift for the actor best known for films like Reality Bites and Gattaca.
"Was it insulting that I had to test for this? Nah," laughs Hawke, who has appeared in nearly 30 films since age 15. "This is about commercialism, not about whether you're good or not. It's about the studio trying to sell as many units as they can. I've done a lot of movies in the past few years th
As America recovers from the events of Sept. 11, founding Beatle John Lennon's words and music are both a soothing balm and a call to action for us all. His musical urging to "come together" takes on a particular significance just now. "John would have been just as angry as we are," offers his widow, Yoko Ono. "But he was also a wise person, and he would have known that we can't just act on our anger."
The legend's work will be celebrated in an ambitious tribute concert tonight at Madison Square Garden. The concert whose artists include Dave Matthews
, Marc Anthony
, Lou Reed
, Alanis Morissette
and Stone Temple Pilots
will be telecast live on TNT and the WB at 8 pm. Originally planned as a fundraiser for agencies that promote peace, organizers widened the scope of beneficiaries to include several New York City relief organizations. As a producer of the tribute, Ono sat down with TV Guide Online (prio
Question: Did Tony and Angela ever get married on Who's the Boss? Mar
Televisionary: That's entirely up to you, Mar, since the show never really said either way. When last we saw ad exec Angela Bower (Phenom's Judith Light) and her former housekeeper, Tony Micelli (Taxi and Family Law's Tony Danza), they were giving their relationship another shot after an incredibly long flirtation and at least one failed attempt. (Angela had moved to Iowa with ex-St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Tony when he got a job coaching baseball, but had moved away after jonesing for her old career.) If you're an optimist and old-fashioned romantic, then sure consider them married.
Of course, Danza wasn't one to easily settle down in real life, either, especially during the time the hit ABC sitcom was on the air (September 1984 to September 1992). In additi
Question: Could you please find out the name of a series that aired, I believe, in the early to mid-'90s? It was about a young man who was bitten by a werewolf and it was a weekly series that involved him tracking down the original werewolf that bit him. On the nights he would become a werewolf, a pentagram would appear in the palm of his hand and turn red. We are pulling our hair out around here trying to come up with the name of that show. Thank you.
Televisionary: Well, as long as that hair you're pulling isn't regenerating too quickly and you don't find yourself walking in circles on the bed before you lie down in it or kicking your foot when someone rubs your belly, I'd say you're probably okay.
Be that as it may, the show you're thinking of was called no big surprise here Werewolf
and it ran on Fox from July 1987 to August of the following year. The setup was this: Handsome grad student Eric Cord (John J. York
) came home one night
With weary Americans returning to their local multiplex in droves (last weekend's box-office receipts were up 50 percent compared to the prior weekend), longtime Entertainment Tonight film critic Leonard Maltin has reason to be hopeful that his new syndicated series Hot Ticket (check local listings) will find an audience.
The show is basically him, E!'s Todd Newton and a revolving door of celeb guests debating the merits of new film releases. "Everybody likes to talk about the movies," Maltin tells TV Guide Online. "It's a chance to escape, and I think that will appeal to a lot of people [right now]."
Certainly, Ticket's Odd Couple-esque pairing of Maltin and co-host Newton is worth the price of admission. Laughs Maltin: "Todd likes to say, 'Leonard's interested in things like plot development, and I'm interested in fast cars and pretty girls.' We couldn't be more different." Still, it appe
Question: I have a bet with a few friends of mine who insist that I'm going insane. I say there used to be a TV show (on, I think, in the '70s) called Holmes and Yoyo or something close to it. I know I used to watch it as a child, but none of them remember anything like this. Can you help? Thanks. Alisin F.
Televisionary: Congratulations, Alisin, for being the first person I can remember who's got a bet and an argument about her sanity going with friends. (Keep in mind, however, that though I'm paid to remember countless details about old TV shows, I have a lousy memory for just about everything else. So for all I know, you're the fifth.)
Yes, indeedy, there was a comedy called Holmes and Yoyo
on ABC from September to December 1976. The setup was that hapless police detective Alexander Holmes (Richard B. Shull
), whose bad luck injured partner after partner, was assigned a robot to work with. The theory was, of course, that Gregory "Yoyo
Question: My sister just called me at work. She's sick at home, watching Get Smart, and wants to know what Agent 99's name was. We know, obviously, that Agent 86's was Maxwell Smart. Was 99's ever stated on the show? I seem to remember Max always calling her 99.
Televisionary: Would you believe it was never revealed? (Sorry, nearly every time I write about Get Smart I have to start off with that famo
All eyes are on Buffy the Vampire Slayer tonight, as the acclaimed dramedy kicks off its sixth season on a new network and with a renewed energy. Of course, with big hype comes even bigger expectations: Will the show be able to maintain its high creative standards especially coming off of what many believe was its strongest year yet? How will Buffy fare sans her bloodsucking beau Angel, who was stranded on the WB? When the ratings come in, will UPN or the WB have the last laugh? All of these questions will be answered soon enough (TV Guide critic Matt Roush tackles the creative issue in Today's TV). In the meantime, Buffy's proud papa, Joss Whedon, addresses more pressing concerns like will UPN allow Tara and Willow to finally get it on!