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Question: Is the actress who ...

Question: Is the actress who played Zoe on Cybill any relation to Bebe Neuwirth, who played Lilith on Cheers?

Televisionary: Nope. Alicia Witt and Ms. Neuwirth are not related to one another.

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Question: Who played the ...

Question: Who played the roles of the three children in the TV series Something So Right?

Televisionary: Marne Patterson, later credited as Marnette when she appeared in the WB's short-lived Movie Stars, played 16-year-old Nicole in Something So Right, which started life on NBC in September 1996 and jumped to ABC in March 1998 before getting the axe four months later. Billy L. Sullivan portrayed 14-year-old Will and Emily Ann Lloyd played 11-year-old Sarah.

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Question: I was wondering if ...

Question: I was wondering if you remember the children's TV show Zooboolizoo (I don't know how to spell it). If you do, do you have any links on it? — Melissa

Televisionary: You mean Zoobilee Zoo, the 1986 Hallmark syndicated show featuring Ben Vereen and his furry Zooble pals? You can read all about it and buy episodes on tape at the show's official site ZoobileeZoo.com.

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Question: Please answer a ...

Question: Please answer a question that has been bugging me for years. What was the name of the town in New England on Newhart? — Annette L.

Televisionary: In the series, which ran from October 1982 to September 1990 on CBS, Dick Loudon (Bob Newhart) and wife Joanna (Mary Frann) moved from New York to quaint Norwich, Vt., to fix up and run the historic Stratford Inn. Norwich is a real Vermont town and the Stratford's exterior is that of a real inn, but it's the Waybury Inn and it's actually in East Middlebury. Newhart Executive Producer Barry Kemp discovered it while scouting locations after Newhart thought up the idea while staying in a Seattle inn, and they agreed New read more

TAKE SPIDEY HOME

Columbia will release its $400 million box-office smash Spider-Man on a two-disc DVD set Nov. 1. Among the extras to be featured: a making-of special; bloopers; music videos; and screen tests. read more

ROAD RULES

Aliens conquered the box office for the second straight weekend — despite strong debuts from four new films. Men in Black II was the No. 1 movie for a second weekend, grossing $25 million. That brings its 12-day total to $133.3 million. Oscar shoo-in Road to Perdition — starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman as Depression-era hitmen — debuted at No. 2 with a potent $22.1 million. Perdition's opening is even more impressive when you consider that Sam Mendes's acclaimed drama played in half as many theaters as MiB II. Also off and running: Dragonslayer epic Reign of Fire (No. 3 with $16 million), read more

Liam Neeson: Scaredy-Cat


Liam Neeson's athletic six-foot-four stature combined with that distinctive Northern-Irish accent has made him one of Hollywood's go-to warriors (Rob Roy, Star Wars). And though he puts on a brave face yet again as a Soviet submarine captain in the Cold War thriller K-19: The Widowmaker, Neeson reveals he doesn't always stand tall in the face of danger.

"I'd probably leap and scream and shout," he admits to TV Guide Online of his natural response to the life-or-death situations he's faced onscreen. "I get dizzy on a thick carpet."

Luckily, Neeson doesn't count small, enclosed, underwater spaces among his phobias. "I'm not claustrophobic, but I could easily develop it," he says. "I hit my head countless times [in read more

Seven Silly Questions for Charlene Tilton


Next to Mr. T, no one conjures up fond memories of the Reagan era better than Dallas starlet Charlene Tilton. As J.R. Ewing's nubile niece Lucy, the now 43-year-old actress was all hair and shoulder pads — and weren't we a better generation for it? These days, Tilton is attempting to revive her career with a leading role in the Los Angeles stage comedy Tell Veronica!, in which she plays a talk-show hostess "who stops at nothing to reveal her guests' secrets." In keeping with that theme, TV Guide Online pumped the petite spitfire for a bunch of random gossip.

TV Guide Online: When you had your big Dallas mane, how many hours ahead of everybody else did you have to show up to get your hair done?
Charlene Tilton:
All the women were called in at the same tim read more

FREAK SHOW

HBO has ordered 13 episodes of Carnivale, a new drama series that follows a traveling carnival as it makes its way across the Oklahoma Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Nick Stahl (In the Bedroom) stars. read more

Sigourney: My Stepson, My Lover


Aging actresses often get discouraged by the prospect of playing matronly parts. Of course, 52-year-old Sigourney Weaver looks anything but the M-word as a sultry stepmom in Tadpole (opening Friday). She laments that filming in digital video afforded "not enough lighting for a woman of my age... But what are you going to do?" Oh shush, Sigourney. You look faboo!

"I would say I'm most comfortable playing mother roles," says Weaver, who played Jennifer Love Hewitt's kinky mama in Heartbreakers. "They are certainly easier for me than any other role. I'm trying to become Donna Reed at my advanced age read more

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