Where There's a Gil
With a CSI film and a European two-parter on the way Grissom's story isn't over, reveals William Petersen.
Eye like it! CBS just released a rundown of all its season finale air dates, but there's a twist: They included some rather juicy spoilers along with it! Sure, some of this stuff is already out there, but there are quite a few new scooplets, too. Happy hunting!
Sunday May 3 and Sunday May 10
The music of Pearl Jam will rock throughout the two-part sixth season finale. Rush and the team delve into the 2005 murder of the first female cadet of a local military school who didn't live beyond her first semester. The stakes of the case are raised after the cadet's unknown killer commits a shocking act against Rush designed to thwart the investigation. Bonus scoop: Friday Night Lights' Jesse Plemons guest stars!
Sunday, May 10
The Unit must locate and defuse three sets of dirty bombs headed for unknown locations across the U.S. Meanwhile, the team prepares for a wedding of one Unit member and the end of a marriage for another.
THE BIG BANG THEORY
Monday, May 11
As he prepares for a three-month science expedition, Leonard reconsiders his feelings for Penny.
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE
Wednesday, May 13
Christine learns some shocking news about New Christine's father (Scott Bakula) after the two of them rekindle their romance at Richard and New Christine's wedding. James Lesure guest stars as a wedding guest and potential hook-up for Barb.
Wednesday, May 13
Gary and Allison's frustrating personal lives lead them back into the bedroom… repeatedly.
Thursday, May 14
The CSIs investigate a series of murders tied to a scam involving valuable poker chips from a long-gone casino and Det. Ray Langston must use deadly force for the first time in his career as a CSI. Cynthia Watros and Gerald McRaney guest star.
Friday, May 15
When a ghost pays Melinda an unexpected visit, she worries for her unborn baby. Meanwhile, wedding bells ring for Melinda and Jim.
Friday, May 15
When Amita is abducted, Don and the team's frantic search leads to a charismatic sociopath (James Callis), but it is up to a distraught Charlie to discover what's behind the suspect's bizarre plans for her. The situation causes Charlie to reassess his relationship and future with Amita. Lou Diamond Phillips returns as Agent Ian Edgerton.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Monday, May 18
Ted gives Barney his blessing to finally profess his love to Robin.
TWO AND A HALF MEN
Monday, May 18
Charlie starts to question his relationship with Chelsea when he hears that Mia is back in town. Meanwhile, when Judith goes into labor, Charlie, Alan and Herb rush her to the hospital.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
Monday, May 18
Jeff wonders if he and Audrey are lacking spontaneity in the bedroom.
Monday, May 18
Horatio fights to save Yelina while Delko goes against Calleigh's pleas and helps his dangerous father with life-threatening consequences. Brian Austin Green guest stars as an alleged carjack victim.
Tuesday, May 19
Ziva's homecoming to Israel with Gibbs leads to a tense reunion with her father, the enigmatic and powerful head of Mossad. As this delicate situation escalates, Gibbs is forced to make a decision that sends shockwaves through NCIS.
Tuesday, May 19
Lisbon suspects that serial killer Red John is drawing Patrick Jane into a trap when the CBI team investigates the murder of a young girl and the abduction of her twin sister.
WITHOUT A TRACE
Tuesday, May 19
The team searches for a man who disappears after a late-night ocean dive that includes stolen drugs and three dead bodies. Meanwhile, Danny and Elena take their relationship to another level. Martin Landau reprises his role as Frank Malone, Jack's father. Adam Kauffman, Poppy Montgomery's real-life boyfriend, reprises his role as Brian Donovan, the father of Samantha's son, Finn.
Wednesday, May 20
The BAU tracks a serial killer who picks up junkies, prostitutes, and the homeless off the streets of Detroit and takes them across the border into Canada. After solving that case, another killer returns to exact his revenge.
Wednesday, May 20
A member of the team is murdered after a deadly group of kidnappers snatch Robert Dunbrook's son while he is being transferred from prison to court. And, if that loss isn't enough, the life of another CSI is threatened.
Apr 22, 2009, 10:30 AM | by Mandi Bierly
And suddenly, we're thinking about changing teams...USA Today has the first look at The Twilight Saga: New Moon's Wolf Pack. You're gonna wanna go ahead and click "Enlarge" on their photo of actors Alex Meraz (Paul), Chaske Spencer (Sam), Bronson Pelletier (Jared), and Kiowa Gordon (Embry) in costume -- because by in costume, we really mean shirtless. "It's not pleasant for the actors," director Chris Weitz acknowledged from the Vancouver, B.C. set. "But they have all been good-natured. They show up on location in drenching, cold rain, and I say, 'OK, off with the robes.'" Weitz told the paper that the actors went through "wolf camp" together, which helped them bond -- "They drove each other to get more buff" -- and that in between takes, they can be found lifting barbells, doing push-ups and eating red meat. I can see the DVD bonus feature now. And I like it. (He also said that their four-legged CGI alteregos will have the actors' eyes. If they can pull that effect off -- awesome.)
So how are we feeling about the Wolf Pack now? Seriously, I don't think I fully grasped how hot they were in the books. Stephenie Meyer really should have gone into more detail about how Paul's pants fall on his hips. If Taylor Lautner is lookin' anything like these guys, I will, for the first time, understand how some of you could be on Team Jacob. Should we do a recount? Vote in the poll after the jump.SOURCE: http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/04/t
The New York-based actor, 34, plays Sam Uley, the alpha male of the gang that protects humans against predatory vampires. He has theater, film and TV experience, including the 2005 miniseries Into the West. His Native American heritage is Lakota Sioux.
The 24-year-old from Mesa, Ariz., is Paul, the most volatile shape-shifter. He has done TV and films, including 2005's The New World. Heritage: Purepecha (Tarasco).
He's 19 and from Peach Springs, Ariz. This is his movie debut, and he plays Embry Call, Jacob's best buddy. Heritage: Hualapai.
From Nanaimo, British Columbia, the actor, 23, gets to be Jared, the joker of the pack. His lead roles include the Canadian television series Dinosapien and renegadepress.com. Heritage: Cree-Metis.SOURCE: http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2
Apr 23, 2009, 06:05 AM | by Ken Tucker
I want to be careful how I phrase this, because I don't want you to think I'm knocking Laurence Fishburne, an actor I admire. Here's what I'm wondering: Do you think he's been a good fit for CSI since taking over for William Petersen?
I'm a regular CSI-watcher, and for the past few episodes now, I've felt as though Fishburne's Dr. Ray Langston isn't quite gelling -- even when Langston is one of the central figures, such as the March 12 case in which he and Riley Adams (another character CSI doesn't seem to know what to do with) were held hostage. Really, my problem has little to do with Fishburne himself, but rather with the way his character is being written. I understand that you have to ease a new regular into this tight-knit ensemble slowly. Langston can't, three episodes in, suddenly be all chummy and super-knowledgeable. But enough time has passed now for us to have a fix on Langston, to understand how he thinks. So far, however, I never get any sense of his opinion of anyone on the CSI team. Yeah, it's been established that he knows Hodges is kind of a jerk -- who doesn't? -- but do you get any vibe from him how he feels about, say, Catherine Willows or Nick Stokes? I don't.
Partly this has to do with the fact that Dr. Langston is an academic, and one prone to be reticent, cautious. But if the producers wanted an outsider who'd be a new way for viewers to learn about CSI technique, well, the aura of dignified observer is not an especially exciting one for the center figure in a weekly TV drama. Petersen's Gil Grissom was aloof, but Grissom had a wryness to him, a warmth glowing beneath his icy exterior, that made the character intriguing. And he had it from the show's very start. (I looked at the debut season's first few episodes recently.)
So far, CSI's ratings have remained strong, and I wish Fishburne nothing but the best. But he also deserves the best -- in this case, a better delineation of Langston's character: a few quirks, a few more flashes of humor, perhaps. The April 2 episode contained a nice moment when Langston got angry at the cosmic injustice of the murder of someone he knew and, off-camera, kicked or hit something in frustration. That was interesting; in fact, it was one of the moments that made me think, hey, why don't we see more of Langston's behavior, at one extreme or another? Let's flesh this guy out a little.
What do you think? I'll bet you're still missing Grissom, but are you also enjoying Ray Langston?
Apr 22, 2009, 08:56 PM | by Nicole Sperling
Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Hard Candy director David Slade will helm The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment in the series of movies based on Stephenie Meyer's blockbuster books. Yesterday, EW reported that Slade had been in talks for the job. In a press release, the studio said that Slade -- the edgy filmmaker behind Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night -- will direct Eclipse, which has a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg and will be released on June 30, 2010.SOURCE: http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/04/d
It's one thing to call a guy a bad actor or to criticize his meringue-like hair or even to impugn his sex appeal. But don't expect Robert Pattinson to simply ignore the controversy that's recently ignited over the state of his hygiene. An unattributed source recently alleged that the Twilight star had been smelling somewhat ripe on the set of the sequel, New Moon. But in this brief Q&A with moviefone.com, Pattinson speaks up in his own defense and attempts to lay those nasty rumors to rest, once and for all.
All I can say is: Poor freaking, guy. Has a celebrity ever had to refute a more irrelevant and humiliating non-controversy? Where did we take such a wrong turn as a culture that this type of thing is legitimized to the point where the star is expected to defend his showering habits? Do you denizens of the PopWatchisphere agree that we've reached a tipping point when we're wasting time debating whether public figures battle b.o. more than the rest of us mortals (even if their at-times disheveled appearance does make the rumor seem plausible)?
Goodness gracious, the turnaround time from buildup to backlash has become practically nonexistent now that last week's hot dish is being treated like this week's table scraps. That's right, ladies, according to the arbiters of doability over at the Boston Phoenix, Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson has been named the 100th unsexiest man alive. Say what?
Now, it's perfectly understandable to be feeling a little burnt out on the incessant hype surrounding Stephenie Meyer's vampire empire. Fortunately we at EW have resisted the urge to jump on the bandwagon and have been a model of targeted, judicious coverage. Okay, maybe not. But no matter how you slice it, the floppy-topped young Brit is far from being critically in need of a sexy transplant. The Phoenix dings him for alleged stinkiness. But maybe the poor kid was feeling a little stressed out. And one woman's b.o. is another's dead-sexy pheromones. And don't get us wrong, Pattinson needs to put some serious mileage on his soul (all that silly brooding doesn't substitute for real grit and depth) before he makes our list of dreamweavers. But, if they want to maintain any credibility, they'd better stock the list with the true eunuchs of the world. Okay, PopWatchers, what do you think? Could the Phoenix possibly be onto something? Does Pattinson belong on this list? And who do you think belongs on that list? Who douses your fire the quickest?
NEW YORK - Robert Pattinson says he wasn't prepared to film his first sex scenes for the upcoming period drama " Little Ashes ."
The "Twilight " actor portrays Spanish artist Salvador Dali as a young man. He tells GQ magazine 's April issue that he was uncomfortable as crew members watched and giggled during his graphic interlude with a male co-star.
"In a lot of ways, I was kind of crossing lines of what I thought I was comfortable doing," he said. "I had to do all this naked stuff."
The British heartthrob says he wanted to try "something weird," but the part was more difficult than he'd anticipated.
Pattinson has found a way to take the edge off before: Pattinson says he took a quarter of a Valium pill before his "Twilight" audition.