Question: Did you catch Lauren Graham's appearance on Celebrity Poker? She looked amazing, was even more adorable as herself than as Lorelai and wiped everyone else out. Who knew a face that expressive could be a good "poker face"?

Answer: Damn, I missed it. I'll try to track down a tape. Hey, speaking of my former costar, she's gonna be on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Sept. 13 to talk up Gilmore's season premiere later that night. I don't wanna jinx things, but I'm hearing I may get a shout-out.