Teenage opera sensation Charlotte Church has a crush on Prince William. The 15-year-old Welsh singer told Heat magazine that she agreed to do a concert in July with Luciano Pavarotti simply because the 18-year-old royal hottie is expected to attend. "He is the most eligible bachelor, and he's very nice," she said, adding that she has no plans to confront the young lad with her feelings. "What would I write? 'Hello Prince William, I'm Charlotte Church and I think you are rather fine.' If someone said that to me, I'd think, 'Freak, get away from me.'" Church has already met William's dad, Prince Charles. "I thought: 'I want to be your daughter-in-law,' but I didn't say it."
Question: I would like to know if there is a listing of the winners for the TV Guide Awards. If so, where may I go to read it? I missed the show. Thank you! Milagros de Jesus
Televisionary: Ah, Milagros. This will take a wee bit of magic. Turn your back to the monitor for a moment, please.
For the many readers who wrote in and asked that same question, I invoke my Televisionary powers and... poof! Allow me to present the nominees and winners.
(Okay, so my powers came up short. My colleagues in the New York office put that page together, but I like to think they did it with me in mind.)
Question: We are having a TV dilemma. Did Ed O'Neill from Married with Children ever played Archie Bunker's friend Stretch Cunningham on All in the Family? Pat G.
Televisionary: Allow me to solve said dilemma, Pat.
'Twas the six-foot-seven-inch tall James Cromwell who played the role, well before he charmed us as piggy pal Farmer Doggett in Babe and then made our skin crawl in L.A. Confidential. (You may also recall him from his work on such TV shows as Dallas and ER.)
As far as I know, O'Neill didn't seriously pursue an acting career until he moved to New York in the early '80s, well after Stretch appeared on All in the Family in 1974.
Grammy-winning rap superstar Eminem has reached a divorce agreement with his wife, Kim Mathers, that gives them joint custody of five-year-old daughter, Hailie Jade. According to The Associated Press, the deal also calls for Eminem to get the couple's $450,000 home; Kim is slated to receive $475,000 to purchase her own pad.
Question: I know you want us to say we're betting, so you should know that if my wife is right she gets to drive the roadster for the week and I'm stuck with the mini-van. Please say I'm right. Which classic sitcom featured a real family? I say Father Knows Best, but she says Ozzie and Harriet. Thanks Brad W.
Televisionary: So what you're telling me is if she wants to take the cool car out for a spin, she's forced to go up against you in silly, TV-based bets to get her way? Brad, Brad, Brad both you and the missus have a lot to learn about about who truly holds the power in your house.
She's right on this one, pal. The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, one of TV's longest-running sitcoms with a October 1952 ABC launch and a September 1966 exit (see the second question of my March 13 column for more on that), was based on the lives of the real-life Nelson family and feature
Question: Who was the voice of ALF? Thanks for your time. Mark H.
Televisionary: Magician and series co-creator Paul Fusco put words in the furry mouth of the titular ALF (an acronym for Alien Life Form) for the show, which ran on NBC from September 1986 to June 1990, Mark. He was also one of the three people who worked the puppet from beneath the set, which was raised off the ground and had hand holes in its floor.
If it sounds like a tough production to put together, it was. The shooting day often stretched to 18 hours by the time scenes were hashed out and former cast members have said how frustrating it was playing foil to a cat-eating puppet.
"I was hugely eager to have it over with," actor Max Wright (Willie Tanner) said in an interview last year. "It was hard work and very grim." Anne Schedeen (wife Kate Tanner) didn't paint any rosier a picture. "Believe me, there was no joy on the set," she said. "[I]t was a technical nightm
Acid-tongued ex-Survivor contestant Jeff Varner doesn't understand why fellow castaway Alicia Calaway so quickly dismissed talk that a romance was brewing between the two of them. Appearing Thursday on CBS's The Early Show, the 32-year-old fitness trainer and the latest player booted out of the Australian Outback was asked if her tight relationship with Varner had progressed beyond the platonic stage. It was a suggestion she laughingly denied.
"I wish she would have played into that [rumor] a little more," Varner tells TV Guide Online with a chuckle. "I would have sat there and ridden that thing like a horse." The 34-year-old adds that, "Alicia and I are great friends. A big part of our relationship is a very humorous sort of banter back and forth. We have a great time."
Well, on the subject of significant others... Is the Greensboro, N.C., native spoken for? "At the moment, no," he confesses. "And with everything going on, I don't
Four teenage girls, fans of British boy band A1, were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede at an autograph-signing in Indonesia. Two other girls were critically injured during the melee, which occurred at a shopping mall in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. The chart-topping quartet best known for the hit "Be the First to Believe" cut short their Asian tour as a result of the tragedy.
Jason Lee, last seen as a hip rocker in Almost Famous, admits that the role was a breeze compared to what he faced in his new film, Heartbreakers (opening Friday). "I had to play a really middle-of-the-road person, and I wasn't sure if I was going to pull it off," confides the onetime skateboard champ. "I surprised myself by discovering how sweet, forgiving and understanding I could be. I sort of became the guy-next-door."
Lee whose resume also includes roles in Chasing Amy and Dogma says that he drew on memories of his youth to get into the mind of his Heartbreakers alter ego. "In junior high, I was this scrawny nerd," he confesses. "I remember my girlfriend dumping me for the football jock. I didn't protest because he would have pounded me into the ground."
Ironically, in Heartbreakers, Lee gets taken in by the quintessential girl-next-door, Jennifer Love Hewitt, who is playing an image-shattering role
Though best known for playing little orphan Andy on The Facts of Life, Patty Duke scion Mackenzie Astin, 27, is all grown up. "Second-generation show business people are quite lucky," he tells TV Guide Online. "There was a path taken before us and we could learn from our parents' mistakes, so we have a little bit of an advantage."
A peek at Astin's filmography reveals co-starring roles with Shirley MacLaine in The Evening Star, Chloë Sevigny in The Last Days of Disco, and Jennifer Aniston in Dream for an Insomniac. It's true, none of these gigs have made Astin a full-fledged star but maybe that's a good thing. With less to lose, he's free to take riskier roles like Warren Harrison, a gay and actively dating lawyer on NBC's legal dramedy, First Years (debuting tonight at 9 pm/ET).
"I inherited from my mom the ability to spend egregious amounts of cash on ridiculous luxury items," Astin laugh