Vanessa Ferlito — whose all-too-brief stint as Kiefer Sutherland's love interest on 24 this season had me wondering "Who's that girl and why isn't she a bigger star?" — has been cast as the female lead on CSI: New York. As reported here Monday, Gary Sinise is in talks to headline the third installment of CBS's killer forensics franchise. If you ask me, the pot just got a whole lot sweeter.