Question: Will Melanie Griffith be joining Gilmore Girls this season or next? — Jim

Ausiello: It would be for this season, but now I'm hearing the deal is looking kinda iffy. Maybe Amy Sherman-Palladino read all those anti-Melanie posts in Ask Ausiello last week. Regardless, the character — a snooty socialite who causes conflict between Lorelai and Emily — will be introduced in late April.