Note to Ally McBeal's man-hungry Elaine (Jane Krakowski): There's a new hunk in town and he's available. Josh Hopkins joins the cast of the Fox dramedy tonight during the show's fifth season premiere playing lawyer Raymond Milbury. But Elaine better be willing to share: Hopkins tells TV Guide Online that he doesn't want to see his alter ego settling down with any one of Cage and Fish's comely counselors.
"I want to be dating all of them at the same time and not have any of them know it," winks the actor, whose credits include playing Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in the TNT film Pirates of Silicon Valley and a recurring role on the WB's Jack & Jill. "You can't really go wrong. They're all beautiful and talented, so just point me in
Tonight, Third Watch's heroes deal with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in their own fictional version of Gotham. This marks the third of three special episodes focusing on the tragedy: The first being a touching two-hour tribute, filled with interviews of real cops, firefighters and paramedics involved in World Trade Center rescue efforts. Then, last week, Watch returned to scripted drama, following the characters' lives in the hours just before the planes crashed into the towers.
As Jason Wiles
who plays scrappy cop Bosco tells TV Guide Online: "It was really important for us to do the tribute. We're in New York, so we couldn't just go on with the show." Far from removed from the events, the actor found himself attending funerals "We lost 13 [rescue workers] who worked second jobs on the show as ex
Could the flashy, trashy Jerry Springer Show be further removed from the world of "respectable theater"? Perhaps not, but host Jerry Springer is headed for the Great White Way anyway. Appropriately enough, he'll spend a week doing the "Time Warp" as the Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show at New York's Circle in the Square from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2. "How many times in life do you have a chance to do Broadway?" he enthuses to TV Guide Online. "But if you think about it, Rocky is really my show put to a musical. There's not much difference between the characters! It's a dead heat.
"We've had over 20,000 guests on our show," he adds, "so I think we've covered every human dysfunction that exists. So whoever's in [Rocky] will find a mate on our show!" Indeed, like the glam-rocker aliens from Transsexual Transylvania, Springer's visitors harbor more than their share of hostility and wacky sexual predilections including cross-dressing. "Oh,
On the planet of "coulda-shoulda-woulda," you'd find Will Smith playing Prot, the quirky fellow who claims to be an alien in K-PAX (opening today). Instead, two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey aptly fills the character's gravity boots. Indeed, during its seven years in the making, K-PAX wended its way through quite a diverse casting process to say the least! that altered the film completely.
Screenwriter Charles Leavitt actually envisioned actor John Cusack as the lead alien while adapting Gene Brewer's novel for film. But it was Men in Black spacebuster Smith who originally became attached
What if Latina diva Jennifer Lopez were stranded in the wilds of Kenya and deprived of every creature comfort, with nary a bottle of Evian to be seen, much less her fussy entourage? For a mental picture of J.Lo sans her dough, look no further than Survivor: Africa's second castoff, Jessie Camacho!
Starved and offered only putrid water and cow's blood to drink, the 27-year-old Orlando, Fla. sheriff's deputy unsurprisingly lasted only six days before the Borans booted her. In an exclusive phone chat with TV Guide Online, Camacho says her lips were chapped "so bad, I could hardly even open my mouth. We hadn't had water for four days, and my lips just took the hit for it." (Memo to Chapstick's marketing department: Offer this bruised beauty an endorsement contract!)
Apart from those Bride of Chucky-esqu
Having nabbed one of Young Hollywood's most coveted roles he'll play Anakin Skywalker in the next two Star Wars flicks Hayden Christensen knows his destiny is forever linked to Darth Vader's. Still, the level-headed 20-year-old hasn't gotten carried away by the celebrity that came with joining the "Dark Side."
"You need to give it the credence it deserves which is not too much," says Christensen, who also co-stars with Kevin Kline in Life as a House (opening Friday). "I just don't take it too seriously. As long as I leave my ambitions where they were before all of this, it'll be alright."
As a relative newcomer to Tinseltown, the Canadi
Best known as Howard Stern's wife in Private Parts, Mary McCormack has followed up that role with a string of second-banana spouse and girlfriend parts. But this Friday, she enjoys more prominence in two competing films, K-PAX and High Heels and Low Lifes.
In K-PAX, McCormack feels she's once again typecast as the strong, dependable wife of Jeff Bridges. Grateful for the work nevertheless, she tells TV Guide Online: "You just do your job and you accept the size of your part and have fun with it. You see people who have really tiny parts making soup a meal and you're like, 'Oy! It's just soup. Just
When Ally McBeal kicks off its fifth season on Monday (9 pm/ET on Fox), Regina Hall's legal eagle Corretta Lipp will be sans her trusted associate, Robert Downey Jr.'s Larry Paul. "It's a whole new ballpark for ol' Corretta," admits the actress, now a series regular. "She's got a new [job at Cage and Fish] and a new attitude."
Hall says that she hasn't spoken to Downey since he abruptly exited the Emmy-winning dramedy last spring following his drug-related arrest. "It was basically a professional relationship," she concedes. "He's in my prayers for a continued recovery... [He'll] definitely be missed."
Downey isn't the only Ally castmember MIA this season: Taye Diggs,
Ever wonder how Saturday Night Live star Chris Kattan conceives his oddball characters? We did, and were especially curious about the origin of his irresistibly "seductive," semi-androgynous exotic dancer, Mango. "That character was based on an ex-girlfriend," Kattan reveals. "She was very sexy and manipulative in a love/hate, 'come here, go away' kind of way. I always thought there was something funny about that and Mango does that a lot."
Since Mango has clearly become his signature character, what made Kattan take on a new persona for his latest film foray, Corky Romano? Why not do, say, another SNL spin-off á la A Night at the Roxbury? For the movies, he points out, "I think you need to have some humanity and be likeable if [they're] going to watch for an hour-and-a-half. You may s