When it was announced that this would be the last season of Alias, TV.com wasn't surprised. The show has plummeted in the ratings this season (thanks a lot for moving it out of its post-Lost time slot, ABC!), and Jennifer Garner's pregnancy has caused the writers to get a little "creative" with the storylines. Plus, how many times can Sydney infiltrate a dance club in Eastern Europe while wearing a wig?
With Lost, J.J. Abrams proved he had even more to offer, but Alias was like a blast of fresh air back in 2001. Nowadays, action heroines are everywhere, but when the series premiered it was a groundbreaking thrill ride: a hot college girl is a butt-kicking uber-spy? That's an offer no TV viewer can refuse. Actually, some viewers refused it, especially this season.
Let's hope that ABC gives the Alias folks the ...Read more
Despite J.J. Abrams' assurances to the contrary, it appears drunk driving is enough to get you axed, or in this case shot, off of the show Lost. The characters Ana Lucia, played by Michelle Rodriguez, and Libby, played by Cynthia Watros, were both gunned down in the dramatic conclusion to last night's episode.
The killing occurred after Ana Lucia, guarding the prisoner Henry Gale, loaned her gun to Michael, who said he had a murderous vendetta against Gale and wanted to kill him. Once he had the gun, however, Michael turned the gun on Ana Lucia, telling her, "I'm sorry," before blowing her away.
Watros' character Libby was unlucky enough to walk in and startle Michael, and she received several bullets in the gut for her transgression.
The shocking murders might not come as too much of a surprise to Losties. In December, the same two actresses ...Read more
The mystery of Lost has been solved: It's all about branding.
For the past two weeks, a mysterious commercial for a fake organization called The Hanso Foundation has aired during the show. It is part of the giant global game called The Lost Experience, which features online, mobile, print, and televised components that give clues to the mystery of the Lost island.
Some sharp-eyed "Losties" have noticed something about the commercial--corporate sponsorship. Small text that briefly flashes onscreen indicates that while the ad may be a part of the game, it is "Sponsored by Sprite."
At the end of the commercial a message tells the viewer to "Go to www.subLYMONal.com for more information." (Lymon, as in "Sprite has the taste of lymon.")
Once on the site, the word "Obey"--as in "Obey Your Thirst with Sprite"--is ...Read more
Diehard fans of Alias
star Michael Vartan have been
tapping away at their keyboards
in an effort to save his character's
life. When it was leaked in the New York Post
that Vartan had filmed his last day on
the set of the hit spy show, fans took
to their computers to raise the rally
cry against killing his character.
Vartan's character, Michael Vaughan,
plays the lover and fellow CIA
operative of Alias herself,
Sydney Bristow (played by Jennifer Garner).
Although ABC has not confirmed that his character is being killed off in the upcoming season, in the season-ending cliff-hanger for the show, Vaughan and Sydney were involved in a deadly looking car accident just as Vaughan was about to reveal a huge secret to Sydney.
In real-life, Garner is pregnant with the baby of her new husband, actor Ben Affleck, and Alias writers say they will involve ...Read more
J.J. Abrams, creator of the ABC castaway hit Lost, recently told Sci-Fi Wire that Michelle Rodriguez's character on the show, hair-trigger ex-cop Ana Lucia, will not be killed anytime soon. Rumors had begun to spread that Rodriguez was not long for the show due to her multiple run-ins with Hawaiian police--she was pulled over for speeding three times and she is to stand trial for a DUI in March.
While not naming Rodriguez specifically, Abrams seemed to allay questions to rest regarding her fate on the show when he said "There's a lot of stuff that has happened that's extracurricular, and it's in the news. It becomes fodder for speculation. While we don't want to report on the fate of any of the characters in the show, I would say without question that any reports that anything that's going on with any of ...Read more
When ABC learned Garner was pregnant, there was speculation as to how the action show would approach it, since Garner plays the titular character Alias, aka Sydney Bristow, and is featured in various slinky costumes running, jumping, kicking, and fighting her way through sets that have been dressed to look like nightclubs from around the world.
Now, it appears Garner's pregnancy will be used as an Alias storyline in which Garner's character will carry the child of her lover, Agent Vaughan, played my Michael Vartan. Ironically, Vartan and Garner dated during the first season of Alias.
Gossip magazine Us Weekly reports that former Lost costars Ian Somerhalder and Maggie Grace are dating. The two played an ill-fated stepbrother and sister on the supernatural series.
Somerhalder and Grace have been seen together in Los Angeles, exhibiting affection for one another in public. The magazine quoted an anonymous source as saying the two lovebirds kissed and held hands while they worked out at a gym in Venice, California.
"They stay out of the limelight," the source said. "They spend a lot of time hanging out and working out together at Gold's Gym."
Somerhalder and Grace played stepsiblings in the the first season of the hit ABC series. Somerhalder's character met his untimley end in the first season, and Grace's character was killed off in season two. In a flashback sequence in the first season, it was revealed the two characters had an illicit love affair.Read more
Michelle Rodriguez, who plays the tough-talking ex-cop Ana Lucia in the hit TV show Lost, has chosen a $162 fine and five-day stint in Hawaiian jail over 240 hours of community service.
The punishment stems from a December 2005 incident in which Rodriguez and fellow Lost star Cynthia Watros were cited for drunk driving by Hawaiian police. The two had been bar-hopping and were pulled over in separate incidents just minutes apart.
Watros pleaded guilty in January, lost her license for 90 days, and paid a $370 fine. Yesterday, Rodriguez also pleaded guilty, and chose jail time over the lengthy community service.
As she was leaving the court, Rodriguez told reporters, "I kind of have to get back to my life, go back to making some money."
After the incident, rumors circulated that Rodriguez' character was going to be killed off because the actress was hard to work with. The ...Read more