Question: Rumor has it that the execs at Fox are really digging the new direction and story lines for Season 4 of The O.C. and are very close to giving it a full 22-episode pickup.

Answer: From your mouth to Peter Liguori's ears. Here's another scoopbit that I'm almost certain I shouldn't be telling you (but it's my 100th column, so what the frak): Sandy and Julie married? Stay tuned....