It's no secret that The View's Lisa Ling is dating. She often makes her boyfriend the topic of conversation when the chatfest's dishy women discuss men and gasp! sex. But to keep from reducing Mr. Right into her version of Cody Gifford, Ling says, "I've been very careful not to even mention his name."
But now, we can tell you that for nine months the TV host has been dating 29-year-old actor Rick Yune (Snow Falling on Cedars). Tomorrow will be a monumental day for Ling, as she not only publicly utters his name for the first time, but appears with him as a couple on her show. Sure, he's technically taking a seat on the sofa to plug his new street-racer flick, The Fast and the Furious (opening Friday). But the real "Hot Topic" will undoubtedly be grilling Ling and Yune on the details of their h
Knots Landing may have wrapped back in 1993, but drama queen Abby Cunningham Ewing Sumner is alive and well! Or so it seemed last week, when her portrayer, Donna Mills, strutted down the catwalk at the Young Berlin 2001 fashion show in Los Angeles.
A glitzy charity benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, the fashionfest featured student designs from Vivienne Westwood's eclectic masterclass modeled by game celebs, including Mills, Barbara Eden, Leeza Gibbons and Bill Brochtrup (NYPD Blue). Mills sported a punk Victorian number by Andreas Remshardt, apparently inspired by the tragic life of a mad Bavarian princess. And honey, was it ever tragic though Mills pulled it off with soap-opera flair. After slipping into something comfier backstage, she described her getup to TV Guide Online: "It was a black taffeta hoop skirt, the top was snakeskin leather and there were three little foxes wrapped around my ne
The USA Network movie Beer Money (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET) probably won't do for Mercedes McNab what, say, American Beauty did for Mena Suvari. But the comedy about a trio of burnouts who exploit an extraterrestrial to earn the title dough still might expose the Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-star to a few new fans.
"It's Tom Green-type humor," she tells TV Guide Online somewhat apologetically. "Fourteen-year-old boys who like gross-out humor will think it's hysterical. That's definitely the target audience.
"I don't find that kind of humor funny," she adds.
Still, it was worth McNab's while to make Beer Money. For starters, she got to hang with leading men Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Nick Von Esmarch. "I definitely got voted into the guy group," she recalls fondly. "We played Sega in their trailers all day."
Plus, the m
Boy Meets World's teen dream Will Friedle, 24, is finally coming of age in Hollywood. Ready to graduate from playing high-school kids, he plays their teacher in NBC's new comedy Go Fish which debuts tonight at 8 pm/ET and co-stars Andy Dick and Kieran Culkin (that's Macaulay's little bro). "Most of the stuff I've been in has been geared toward children," Friedle says. "This is an adult show, which I'm looking forward to." To keep him from getting too immersed in his character's Medieval Lit syllabus, though, TV Guide Online phoned up the amiable actor with a sass-filled pop quiz. Brace yourself, summer school's in!
TVGO: Your co-star Andy Dick always talks about being in recovery. Were you scared to meet him?
Friedle: The first thing that goes through your mind is, 'Oh, I'm working with somebody who talks about his sordid past.' But the second I meet Andy, he's the nice
Trash-talkin' rapper Lil' Zane who got his big break jamming with 112 on their "Anywhere" track will show hip-hop fans another side of himself on his next album, due out later this summer.
"I'm not cursing in my lyrics no more," he proudly declares. "Instead of using [expletives] or the wrong word, I come up with something clever for it." Because of record execs' pressure to push the envelope, the 18-year-old rapper thinks listeners may have the wrong impression of him. "I had people behind me that were older than me that were like, 'Write this,'" he says, referring to the racy rants on his debut album Young World: The Future. "All I could do was write. I was just trying to do what they wanted me to do."
Having made his film debut with Sean Connery in Finding Forrester "I think it was kinda long, but it was a good movie," he says Lil' Zane returns to the big screen in
Question: I swear there was a game show called Whew! on TV in the late '70s. I think there was a bonus round in which contestants had to face a row of cut-out monsters and somehow knock them down by answering questions. My friends think I'm crazy, and when I describe it aloud, it certainly does sound more like a bad dream than a game show. Was it real? Thanks. Jenny
Now, Jenny, your friends simply have to learn that when someone swears, it simply must be true. At least, they'll see that this time since Whew!, hosted by Tom Kennedy, ran on CBS's daytime schedule from April 1979 to May 1980.
The basic setup was this: One player, the blocker, placed a series of "blocks" on a board while the other player was out of the room. Then the other player, the charger, came back and, choosing squares by their dollar amounts, had to correct a serious of erroneous facts hidden behind each square and make it to the top of the board in 6
Question: Hi. What is the name of Ben Stein's co-host : Nancy P...? Ed
Why, that's writer and comedian Nancy Pimental matching wits and sparring with the monotone conservative on Comedy Central's Win Ben Stein's Money (weeknights, 7:30 pm/ET), Ed.
Mind you, the lady's more than just a pretty face and certainly needs to be if she hopes to hold her own against the brainy, biting Stein. Originally from Massachusetts, she's got a degree in chemical engineering and has done some writing for the network's other hit, South Park. In addition, she's got standup experience and has a few screenplays in circulation, so expect to hear more from her.
Question: I am looking for the name of the TV series that had a character named Jim Anderson. Can you help me with so little information given to you? Thank you in advance! DD
That would be Father Knows Best, which featured the warm, nuclear-family experiences of Jim Anderson (Robert Young); wife Margaret (Jane Wyatt); son James Jr., aka "Bud" (Billy Gray); and daughters Betty, aka "Princess" (Elinor Donahue) and Kathy, aka "Kitten" (Lauren Chapin). On the series, which managed to appear on CBS, NBC and ABC during its initial 1954-63 run (only repeats ran after the 1959-60 season), Jim worked for the General Insurance Company during the day and served as counsel for his family at night.
The show started off as a radio series in 1949,
Question: My brother and I were trying to remember an old show from when we were young, but cannot remember the name. It was about a dog that wandered around and made friends with a different family each week. Some of the words from the theme song were: "Travelin' around from town to town / Sometimes I think I'll settle down / But I know I'm destined to be free / Driftin's the only life for me." Can you help us remember the show? Also, who sang the theme song and what was the exact title? Thanks!
Actually, those last two lines are: "But I know I'd hunger to be free / Rovin' is the only life for me."
The show in question was the syndicated Canadian series The Littlest Hobo, which followed the adventures of a german shepherd named London who rode the freights and, as the song says, wandered from town to town. Much like
When you see Any Day Now's Donzaleigh Abernathy playing a veteran of the 1960s civil rights era, she's not merely regurgitating lines from a script she's reliving her history. "My father is Ralph David Abernathy, and he and his best friend Martin Luther King, Jr. founded the civil rights movement together," the actress proudly tells TV Guide Online. "On the show, I play the wife of a civil rights lawyer, and so I have to relive events like my mother, Juanita, would have gone through. It gives me a new perspective on what I saw as a little girl, and a newfound respect for my mother."
Indeed, a young Abernathy saw things most people would hope to shield from their kids' eyes: Her family stood on the front lines of the war for racial equality, enduring bombings and beatings. And as is recorded in the history books, King himself died in her father's arms. In her early days on Any Day Now, such memories often made her work that