Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk, <EM>Smallville</EM> Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk, Smallville

Question: There are rumors going around that the rest of Smallville's season will be heavily focused on the possible romantic relationship between Lex and Lana. Is there any truth to this?

Answer: I'm afraid so, Matt. "Clark's relationship with Lana is going south because he's back to keeping secrets," reveals exec producer Al Gough in an interview I cribbed from my colleague, Damian J. Holbrook. "They're not sleeping together because he's got his powers back and he doesn't know what'll happen. [And] as Clark continues to lie, we'll see Lana and Lex growing closer." (For more on the fallout from Smallville's 100th episode including an interview with John Schneider on the death of Jonathan Kent go out and buy the new issue of TV Guide magazine when it goes on sale tomorrow. Please. I get a nickel for every copy sold. Honest.)