Question: Got any scoop on who's going to replace Sasha Alexander on NCIS? — Bec

Ausiello: Exec producer Donald Bellisario is apparently still scouring Europe and Australia for NuKate. Speaking of which, Bellisario is denying buzz that his former leading lady has been instructed not to talk to the media about her departure from the show (Ask Ausiello 6/22). "She was under orders not to discuss it until [after] the show aired — for obvious reasons," he told my colleague, Mary Murphy. "As far as I'm concerned, she can say anything she wants. She's been in Europe ever since we finished, pursuing her personal life, which is what she wanted." (He's not bitter, though.)