Michael Cassidy by Frank Ockenfels/The CW Michael Cassidy by Frank Ockenfels/The CW

Stop the presses - Smallville has found its new "Daily Planet" editor!

Sources confirm that Michael Cassidy ( Hidden Palms, The O.C.) has scored the top job, replacing Carrie Fisher's barely visible Pauline Kahn. Cassidy will appear in at least six episodes and, as I reported in early June, his character is being groomed as a love interest for Lois Lane.

Curiously, the role originally called for a thirtysomething actor. Cassidy, however, is a ripe 24. Wonder what that's about. Feel free to post your theories (and/or general reaction to the casting of Cassidy) in the super convenient comment section below.