The CW's Smallville (Thursdays at 8 pm/ET) ups its "hot alien" quotient this week with the arrival of Clark's interstellar (and interminably sexy) cousin, Kara, aka Supergirl. Filling the comely Kryptonian's standard attire of "half-tops and short shorts," as she puts it, is Laura Vandervoort, a Canadian knockout with a hefty resume up North. "I started acting at 13," she says. "And did a lot of shows in [Canada]," including Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark.
Vandervoort also did a guest spot on CSI last season, but it was her super debut at this summer's fanboy-packed Comic-Con that really put her face out there. Way out there. "I was worried that I wouldn't be accepted because the cast has been together for six years and here I
Fox Reality will make the first episode of My Bare Lady, in which U.S. adult-film stars vie to become legit stage actresses in London's West End, available for download at iTunes on Nov. 30, days before its on-air debut.... Starting today, The-N.com is hosting the Give Some, Get Some Giveaway, an online auction of items culled from Beyond the Break, Degrassi, Instant Star and South of Nowhere. Someone hide Angel Cohn's MasterCard, now.... WGN has picked up U.S. rights to Corner Gas, Canada's top-rated scripted TV series, about life in the fictional town of Dog River, Saskatchewan. Look for an early-2007 premiere.
The surf is up on The N this summer with its new drama Beyond the Break (premiering June 2 at 8 pm/ET). But while the teen-skewed show may feature a slew of young girls and guys in the surf community, there is an adult (of sorts) around. Baywatch alum David Chokachi stars as Justin, a coach and a mentor to a group of up-and-coming surfer girls. TVGuide.com caught up with Chokachi to ask him what it's like to be back at the beach.
TVGuide.com: How was it filming Beyond the Break in Oahu?
I have to admit that I'm pretty new to the Las Vegas scene, but the bright lights and Love Boat-style guest stars have me wanting more. This week former Idol contestant Tamyra Gray stopped by the Montecito for a little bit of karaoke goodness (and wore an itty-bitty waitress outfit). I was more excited about the main plot concerning a slightly shady card-counting ring that pretty much brought to life Bringing Down the House (the book about the MIT kids, not to be confused with the Steve Martin movie.) I totally loved that it was Danny's professor who was behind the whole thing — nice twist. All in all, this lighthearted show has some good gambling scenes, nice eye candy for both guys and girls, and a pretty d
The N's Instant Star, which launched its second season just last week (Fridays at 8:30 pm/ET), picks up where the cheer- and tear-filled finales of American Idol leave off, chronicling the travels of Jude Harrison, a young reality-contest champ suddenly thrust into the spotlight and the discord-filled world of pop music. TVGuide.com swapped e-mails with Star's star, Alexz Johnson — currently in Germany promoting Final Destination 3 — to find out if Instant exposure has affected her.
TVGuide.com: Who put the "z" in Alexz and why? Is it one of those Canadian things I'll never understand, like metrics and poutine?Alexz Johnson: My mom and dad put the