Question: I will build you a Smurf of ginormous proportions if you give me even a scooplet about How I Met Your Mother.
Answer: Major-ass prattle alert! Enrique Iglesias has signed on to play a love interest for Robin in at least two episodes, exec producer Craig Thomas confirms to me exclusively. He first appears in the Sept. 24 season premiere. "Enrique plays a dreamy vacation romance that Robin tries to transplant back into her real life much to Ted's dismay," Thomas tells me. "The character, Gael, is exactly the guy you don't want your ex-girlfriend hooking up with next: In addition to being a sexy, guitar-playing surfer/massage therapist, the guy looks a like lot Enrique Iglesias. It drives Ted nuts." Note to Mallory: I hear Michaels sells blue clay in bulk.
That's all for this week. Now, for your to-do list: Head over to the Ask Ausiello Discussion Thread to dissect this week's column with your fellow AAdicts. After that, watch the latest episode of my Ausiello Report vodcast to witness my first-ever love scene (on camera, natch). Then, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with a question/comment or a hot tip. And finally, come back next week and, you know, we'll do it all again.