America's Next Top ModelI wonder if today's lesson in paparazzi management was a reaction to a specific Top Model incident, to the

Kate Moss thing (I don't know when this was filmed) or to model misbehavior in general? It was much-needed. They're on a bleeping reality show, surrounded by cameras 24/7, and still the contestants were completely surprised by the stills taken of them on the sly. Kim has been the most oblivious of them all, not only getting caught in the act of imitating Tyra's elimination routine, but then getting called out for all of her (very funny) commentary about everyone else. Now we all know that every single girl on the show talks about her competitors except maybe Nik, because she can't think of anything to say so the real lesson here, kids, is not to do it so obviously. You have to do it subtly and in hushed tones, the way Bre talked to everyone else behind Kim's back about how Kim talks behind everyone else's back. Kim's brilliant defense? Well, she never talked about Bre at all! I wish my two favorite wannabes would stop their bickering and direct their ire back at Jayla already. So how could the girls not realize that the paparazzi outside their hotel were fake? Do they really think they're that famous already? The phone-booth shoot was a brilliant way to make the girls compete even more viciously with each other using the unseen weapons of B.O. and farts! They all did come out looking good, though. And the final judgment seemed kind of random. Lisa's photos have been consistently flawless and better than Jayla's. My guess is that the judges finally relented to what Lisa's critics have been saying all along: She looks too old to be the CoverGirl ingenue meant for the show's target demo. But now that she's gotten a taste of the limelight, something tells me we haven't seen the last of that personality.

Got questions for the producers of America's Next Top Model? Send them in here.  Sabrina Rojas Weiss

Lost
Flashing back to a plane crash? Must be sweeps. But I did love how they recaptured the chaos and confusion of the landing that the pilot episode had. Kudos to the directors: If you can make me feel dizzy without me getting all Blair Witch nauseous, that's impressive work. I was, however, completely grossed out by the broken leg and Libby resetting it. Couldnt help but wonder if that poor guy would have lived had he landed on the other side of the island with Jack. But the tailies clearly had a lot more encounters with the "Others" or "Them" than our other castaways. Sure, Ethan abducted Claire, and there was always that creepy monster to contend with, but when the Others can invade your camp to take your strongest members and all your kids, that's not good. Not to mention that they completely destroyed any hope the survivors had of hiding by getting Goodwin to make all nicey-nicey with Ana-Lucia. Those are some truly bad guys, especially Goodwin, who mercilessly snapped poor Josh Randall's neck in the middle of the woods. (On a random note: Which Ed cast member do we think will show up next, since we've already had Josh and Julie Bowen? My money's on Molly.) Now I know I've said some unkind things about Ana along the way, and while I still dont like her attitude, I do admire her survival skills and her willingness to protect her newfound tribe. She seemed to know a lot about that Army knife and she put clues together about bad guys, so perhaps her eventual backstory will show where she learned these tricks of the trade. That is if she survives long enough to get a backstory. The look on Sayid's face when she shot Shannon wasn't exactly all nice-to-meet-you-neighbor. I wonder if hell get a chance to try out some of those nasty torture techniques that he used on Sawyer last year. Hmm one can hope. Anyway, did anyone else think it was really creepy to hear the other end of the Boone radio transmission? Oh, and thoughts on what the upward-pointing arrow on the other shelter's Dharma logo was? It seemed to be some sort of directional signal like a compass, but how does that relate to the swan logo in the hatch? Also, we know that some of the kids must still be alive because we saw the boy with the teddy bear who arrived onshore with his unconscious sister walking in the woods. But why are the Others so obsessed with kids? Ah, another intense week, another batch of unanswered questions. God, I love this show.  Angel Cohn

Veronica Mars
Heres what is clearly wrong with Duncan and Veronicas relationship (sorry to all two of you Veronica-Duncan lovers out there): Hes still clearly a bit hung up on Meg, and shed rather watch and quote scenes from The Big Lebowski than make out on the couch with him. Oh, and that he may or may not be sleeping with the sexy Ms. Casablancas. Seemingly the down-but-not-out Kendall took Logans advice to pick the richest guy in the hotel suite to be her new sugar daddy. Logan, in his so perfectly egotistical way, turned down the gig. Bessie, when the milk stops being free, I stop drinking it. I know hes a total jerk, but hes almost more fun when he is being mean to Veronica and Duncan, or teasing Ms. Mars about their dismantled relationship. But the funniest line of the night didnt come from him at all, it came from the disgruntled divorced sex-ed teacher who said, No, Gia, chlamydia is not a flower. Though when Duncan failed to show up for school and Veronica left a message that said, Are you sick or am I going to see you singing Twist and Shout on a parade float? I actually laughed out loud, too. Amazing that this show can have me laughing one minute and on the verge of tears the next because Duncans absence did lead to something very sad: poor Megs little sister locked in the closet. But something good came of it as the slacker sheriff actually listened to Veronica this time around. I was almost proud of him even though the mayor is looking to burden him with the dregs of society and create an exclusive country-club version of Neptune in which Keith is in charge. Anyhow, I was almost as confused as Veronica about which kid was the one being verbally abused by his parents. It really could have been any of them. And how painful was it to watch Veronica at the not-so-fun slumber party? Her facial expressions are spot-on and it was a vivid reminder of just how awful high school can be. On a side note: Thanks to all the people who wrote in with what was on the bus the consensus seems to be a rat or a bomb or some combo of both. Interesting that the bus crash got barely a mention in tonight's episode. Guess we'll have to wait to find out for sure what is going on there. Or you could e-mail the producers and hope that maybe Rob Thomas will answer this burning question. I've got a hunch that maybe he'll tell you more than he'd tell me.   AC