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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

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Tube Talk takes on Texas
A big Texas hello (howdy?) to our new readers from the Austin American Statesman newspaper, where Tube Talk is now featured on the Web site. Welcome, folks! And thanks for your e-mails. We love you, too. Also, congratulations to our first Tube Talk contest winners, Beverly Clark, of Heber Springs, AR, and Melissa Becker of Clearwater, FL, who are the recipients of some nifty ABC prize packages. Yep, I used the word nifty. Someone alert Richie Cunningham.

Bob Barker retiring
The man who made the term “come on down” a household phrase is hanging up his microphone. Bob Barker announced Tuesday that he will retire in 2007, after 35 years as the host of The Price is Right. No word yet on who will “come on down” to replace Barker.

Dean Cain’s Las Vegas status
Dean Cain
fans, I hear you. If the hordes of e-mail I’m getting about Casey’s absence on last week’s premiere of Las Vegas is any indication, NBC must be getting swamped. Cain previously said he didn’t think he’d be back this season. However, it appears we may not have seen the last of Casey Manning, according to show creator/executive producer Gary Scott Thompson. He told fans in a chat, after last week’s premiere, “I love Dean Cain too. (I) love working with him and would love for him to be back on the show. Unfortunately, at the time we started shooting season four he had other opportunities, including a movie he wanted to do, and asked if we could hold off bringing him back for now.” So, it sounds like Casey could be heading back to Vegas at some point. Who wants to break it to Sam?

Smallville’s Lionel Luthor speaks
Guess who has a crush on my gal Chloe? Here’s a hint. His last name is Luthor, and he isn’t the follicly challenged one. Smallville’s Lionel Luthor, actor John Glover, spoke with TV Guide recently and discussed Lionel’s attraction to Chloe, and why he’s now using Martha Kent’s back door…Mind out of the gutter, people. Shame on you. It’s Mrs. Kent.

Smallville’s Justin Hartley interview
I’m not the only one with a thing for Dean Cain. In this interview with E!Online, Smallville’s newest hero, The Green Arrow (Justin Hartley,) revealed his man-crush for Cain, the former man-of-steel. Hartley is hilarious in this interview, and it’s a must-read for Smallville fans. Is it wrong to want Lois Lane to get some loving from the awesome archer?

Grey’s Anatomy McSteamy interview
In this interview with People, Grey’s Anatomy’s newest doctor, Eric Dane, dishes on how he maintains that McSteamy body, what he thinks of his rivalry with Dr. McDreamy, and what he likes to cook for breakfast. I take my eggs scrambled, Dr. McSteamy.

NBC looking for comics
NBC Universal is looking for comics of diverse backgrounds with fresh and funny stand-up material. Comics have the chance to audition for NBC talent executives, New York casting directors, and other industry players on Monday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. at Carolines on Broadway in New York, NY. (Carolines is located at 1626 Broadway Between 49th and 50th Streets.) The first 100 comics will be seen and a select few will be asked to return the following evening for a live performance. Comics should bring a prepared two-minute polished set. For more information, visit this site.

Dancing with the Stars tour
Several of your favorite Dancing with the Stars dancers may be heading to a town near you. Last year’s champions, Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke, will join Joey Lawrence, Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna, Willa Ford and their respective partners for a national tour. I guess Bruno wasn’t invited.


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