As you know, I just got back from Oahu, which was heaven on Earth, not only because I stayed at the Kahala Hotel & Resort, which is just about the best place you could ever stay, especially with a little one (they have dolphins, turtles, waterfalls and an insanely delicious restaurant, Hoku's, for mom and dad!), but I also spent some quality time on the Lost set. I'll be hurling a whole slew of scoop at you tomorrow, plus posting the first Lost Redux tomorrow night. But in the meantime, can we just talk about the awesomeness that is Terry O'Quinn?
In the promo above, you see that Terry's character will most likely be the one to reveal what the Island is, and what the whole show has been about. Holy. Freaking. Goosebumps. When I was on the set in Hawaii, I saw quite a few scoopy reveals (and signed a confidentiality agreement to go along with it), but I was kindly escorted off set before they shot a big night scene with Matthew Fox and Terry. Terry talks about that very scene in the video clip above and adds: "It was four pages of the history of the Island." How awesome does that sound?
As you know by now, Terry is playing someone other than John Locke when the show returns tomorrow night. So who is he? Terry's clue (which almost caught the eye of producer Carlton Cuse—whoopsie!) will give confirmation to some of you, and get others of you thinking. It's not too spoilery, but it's fun and it's all in the video at top. Keep reading down below for a little more Lost scoop...
Randall in Omaha: What did you think of the premiere?
More on that tomorrow, but it's probably my favorite episode since the pilot. If anyone of you were in Hawaii and saw it, let me know what you thought in the comments below (without giving away any spoilers, please!). And check back tomorrow for more scoop.
Bobby in Boulder, Colo.: I really hope they don't write David Wallace out of The Office. Have you heard anything else about it?
Well, how about this? Our friends over at OfficeTally caught last week's chat item about the future of The Office's David Wallace (Andy Buckley), and took it upon themselves to start the Save Wallace campaign. What are you waiting for? Go support that thing!
Johnnie in Sacramento: I can't wait for America's Next Top Model cycle 14 to start. Any news?
Tyra Banks tells us there are big changes afoot over at ANTM. The tall ladies are back, and the judges table has been revamped. "Andre Leon Talley, the American editor at large for Vogue is a new judge. Miss J came to us and said that he wants to go back into the field with the girls because he feels so many of the girls have busted walks, and his name was on that walk," teases Tyra.
UnofficialME via Twitter: What's next for Joss Whedon now that Dollhouse is over? Any chance that we'll know his next project soon?
Unfortunately no, but Joss did give us a few hints right before he and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog were honored at last week's Producers Guild Awards. "Dr. Horrible turned from the little engine that could, to the little engine that destroyed Tokyo!," said the humbled show runner of the award. "For [producers] to honor it, and what we're continuing to try and accomplish on the Internet, means a great deal to me, because I see a lot of my future there. A lot of what I hope to accomplish in the next few years taking place there." Joss also confirmed that there won't be a Dollhouse comic. "We've done some comic books with Dr. Horrible, and it leads itself to it and it's really fun. Dollhouse really doesn't," he explained. "It's about people's personality change, which is very hard to draw. It isn't a comic book world. Dollhouse was Dollhouse, and now is next."
Danielle in Washington, D.C.: Thanks for the news on Holly Madison's new show. Have you heard anything else about it?
If you love the former Girls Next Door star, you'll love her new E! series, Holly's World. "Vegas, for me, is daytime Vegas. It's all of the fun, quirky, really funny Las Vegas, so I'm excited to share that with the world," she tells E! News. We'll also get a glimpse into her romantic life, although according to Holly, there's not much to see. "It's definitely going to be in the show, but it's hard to find time for dating because I'm super, superbusy."
Corinne in Seattle: Could you tell Merlin fans that Syfy will air season two starting April 2 and will rerun the first season in March to catch up new fans of the show? I've seen the entire second season, and it is fantastic and much better than the first, and I can't wait until it comes to the U.S.
Thanks so much for the news, but I double-checked with Syfy and got back, "We cannot confirm Merlin." That doesn't mean that Syfy won't eventually confirm that they've picked up Merlin, but so far it remains unofficial. I hope this happens, though—that kid who plays Arthur is like Jesse Spencer with an English accent...and a sword.
Melissa: When does voting end for the CW Awards?
Voting is open for the next week, and we'll announce the winners of the second annual CW Awards on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Good luck everybody!