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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars and Another Actor in Rehab

It's Wednesday and here's the scoop from Ausiello. I've copied down the GG and VM news. More on his site for Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy and Supernatural scoop.

Again, thanks Mike!

Question: Thanks for keeping us updated on the nail-biting situation that is Gilmore Girls' possible eighth season. Please give us the latest update, even if it's that things are the same.— Heather M.

Ausiello: The 13-episode deal should've been signed, sealed and delivered by now. Something's obviously holding up the works. Maybe Sally Struthers is playing hardball.

Question: Can you please tell us in what episode and in what situation Luke and Lorelai will kiss after a year apart?— Audrey

Ausiello: God, you guys are an impatient bunch. (Spoiler alert) It happens in the season finale shortly after Luke single-handedly prevents Rory's graduation party from becoming a total washout. Do you also want to know how much tongue there is?

Question: I've been dying without Veronica Mars since it's gone on hiatus. Could you please give me some scoop on the new episodes?— Courtney

Ausiello: As I mentioned in the latest Ausiello Report vodcast, I've seen the next two episodes, and I'm ready to declare the new self-contained mystery experiment a resounding success. Not only does the new format rock, but I actually prefer it to the season-long arcs. And it's not like the show's serialized nature has been completely abandoned. Far from it. The continuing saga that is Veronica's love life actually gets extra play in these episodes. Major developments abound, and, strangely, most of them seem to occur in or around elevators.

Question: Your spoiler last week about Veronica telling Logan he's out of her life forever was unsettling.— Joan

Ausiello: No worries. After you watch the first two episodes, I have a feeling you'll be following my lead and switching to Team Pizonica. If their big kiss on May 1 doesn't win you over, the final scene on May 8 ought to do the trick.

Question: Any truth to the rumor that the CW did not jump for Veronica Mars' FBI scenario?— Lori

Ausiello: No truth whatsoever, actually. As I reported in the Ausiello Report, Mars' main man Rob Thomas was baffled by Enrico Colantoni's assertion that Dawn Ostroff rejected the FBI idea. I think his exact words were, "I have no earthly idea what Enrico is talking about." As Rob pointed out, the CW doesn't see (or hear) his pitches for next season until May 2.

Now for something completely different.

I tried doing what Stephen King did: naming as many actors that had gone to rehab while playing Amy Winehouse's song "Rehab". Here's the latest addition courtesy of IMDB.

Rhys Meyers Checks Into Rehab

Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has checked into rehab for alcohol abuse. The Tudors hunk, 29, entered an unspecified facility in the US earlier this week, his representative Meredith O'Sullivan has confirmed to America's People magazine. O'Sullivan says, "After a non-stop succession of filming Jonathan Rhys Meyers has entered an alcohol-treatment program. He felt a break was needed to maintain his recovery. Jonathan plans to resume his schedule following completion." Rhys Meyers has just finished filming August Rush opposite Terrence Howard and Robin Williams in New York City. The Dublin-born actor was arrested in January 2005 alongside then-girlfriend Reena Hammer under suspicion of assault and possession of cannabis. Charges against Rhys Meyers were later dropped. He referred to the incident as a "screaming match", which neighbors misheard as a physical fight.

BTW, the other actors I came up with are:

Drew Barrymore
Mel Gibson
Colin Farrell
Britney Spears
Lindsay Lohan
Kate Moss

Who can you come up with?

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