Friday, December 17, 2010

Victor Garber makes "The Soup"

Victor Garber just lit up the small screen again in the SyFy movie "Ice Quake," but the guys at E!'s The Soup couldn't help but take some of his lines from the film out of context. Watch below as Garber appears to be talking about his own flatulence, to put a kind spin on it.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Vartan's hosting gig for online series

Michael Vartan took some time to film a small part for an online comedy series called Backwash, which has featured a number of popular actors in recent episodes. He's pretty funny, and has a classic Alias reference you must hear. Vartan hosts Episode 9 and you can see the video by clicking the link below:
Backwash: Number Nine - Watch the full episode now - Crackle

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rachel Nichols becomes a "Criminal Minds" regular

Rachel Nichols was originally cast to appear on the CBS show "Criminal Minds" as a guest star for a three episode arc, but things went so well that they've now hired her on as a series regular. The former "G.I. Joe" and "Star Trek" star will also star in the upcoming "Conan" movie.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Meet J.J.'s new leading lady

Meet Sarah Jones, an actress most recently seen on "Sons of Anarchy," who has been cast as the lead in J.J. Abrams' new show "Alcatraz." She will play a police detective investigating the Alcatraz case (mentioned below). She joins Jennifer Garner and Anna Torv (Fringe) as J.J.'s hand picked leads.

We also now know some details of the show's plot. It involves several Alcatraz prisoners and guards who went missing at the prison 30 years ago and reappear in the present day. Jorge Garcia (Lost's Hurley) plays a modern day Alcatraz expert.  

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Garber performing on Broadway in January

Victor Garber is getting back on the stage again. This January, he will appear at Alice Tully Hall in New York in performances by the Collegiate Chorale of Knickerbocker Holiday. For more information, visit

Monday, November 29, 2010

Grunberg talks about The Band From TV

Greg Grunberg and Bob Guiney (The Bachelor) talk about their musical group, The Band from TV (including their CD and charity work) in a BlogCritics interview that you can read right here. Proceeds from the band's CD sales and performances go to a number of charities, including The Epilepsy Foundation, Greg's charity.
To order a copy of the CD, click the link below:
Hoggin All the Covers UNLEASHED!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Vartan!

I probably don't have to tell most of you this, but it is Michael Vartan's birthday. Our favorite Frenchman is 42 today. Hope it's a great one, Mikey-Boy!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Catch Victor Garber in "Ice Quake" December 11 on SyFy!

There will be a lot of Garber on the SyFy Channel. Spy daddy himself will not only be appearing on Stargate: Universe in the near future, but he will also star in the SyFy original movie "Ice Quake" on Saturday, December 11. Also starring Brendan Fehr, "Ice Quake" tells the story of a family separated when Alaskan glaciers begin to melt, causing earthquakes that threaten the entire planet. If anyone can save earth, it's Victor Garber!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

David Anders on Undercovers!

How did I miss hearing about this? David Anders appeared on tonight's episode of "Undercovers" called "Assassin," which is episode #7. To avoid spoilers, I won't give out what his role was, but despite being a J.J. Abrams show, he does NOT play Sark. That would have been AWESOME, but it didn't happen. NBC must not have made much noise about Anders being on the show, because I usually get some sort of alert about the workings of former Alias actors.

In case you missed it, you can watch the episode through cable and satellite systems that offer NBC TV On Demand or online.

Friday, October 15, 2010

It's official: no ALIAS movie!

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly is a special "reunion" issue, including an interview with Jennifer Garner and Victor Garber. EW has posted a video of part of the interview right here. Among the revelations are both Garner and Garber have no desire to do an Alias movie, mentioning that it is the one thing they are always asked about. If those two don't want to do one, we'll never see it. Oh well, we can still dream.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jennifer Garner coming to Sesame Street

Here's a early look at Jennifer Garner's upcoming appearance on Sesame Street. There's no airdate for her episode yet, so you may want to set your DVR. By the looks of the photo, girly galoshes are about to be the next big thing.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mia Maestro joins new Twilight film

Mia Maestro is joining the cast of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" as Carmen, a Spanish vampire. She starred in Poseidon and several smaller films since Alias ended, so this should propel her once again into the spotlight.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jennifer Garner's old dorm room now a cultural landmark

Jennifer Garner's old dorm room has become some sort of cultural landmark. Room 113 of Smith Hall at Denison University in Columbus, Ohio was Garner's home when she first attended college, and it is now a boy's dorm shared by three grateful young men. “I feel her soul in the room every time I walk in,” Guram Sakvarelidze, a student from the country of Georgia, told a reporter about living in the room. Really? I don't care how big a fan you are of Alias, that's still weird.

Rachel Nichols to appear on Criminal Minds

Rachel Nichols has been pretty popular lately, with roles in Star Trek and G.I. Joe, as well as an upcoming role in the new Conan movie. Now, Nichols has signed on to appear in a three episode arc on the CBS show Criminal Minds. She'll play an FBI cadet who consults on a case. An airdate for her episodes has not been scheduled, but it is supposed to be later this season.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Victor Garber on the big screen this week

If you miss your Spy Daddy, you can see him on the big screen this weekend in the movie "You Again." He plays somebody's husband. Don't ask me whose - not even the greatness of Victor Garber can get me to see this flick. He probably gets just a few minutes of screen time anyway. Sorry, Jack.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Undercovers tonight!

Don't forget - J.J. Abrams' new entry in the spy genre, Undercovers, premieres tonight (Wednesday) on NBC. Reviews so far have been mixed, but I'm ready to decide for myself. After the show, go to the message board and post your thoughts.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Affleck won't work again with Jennifer

While promoting his new film "The Town," Ben Affleck talked about the possibility of working with his wife again. The two worked together on "Pearl Harbor" and "Daredevil," before they started dating. "Jen is a great actress. I would be profoundly lucky to work with her," he said. "But something tells me that people don't want to see real-life couples together at the movies. I think audiences have a hard time suspending disbelief. They already know a whole bunch of things about the relationship you have with the other person and if you try and thrust you and another person into a fictional relationship. I think it is distracting."

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fox orders J.J.'s "Alcatraz"

Another island mystery drama for J.J.? It sure looks like it. Fox Television has ordered a pilot from Bad Robot Productions called "Alcatraz." It written by Liz Sarnoff (a Lost writer) as well as Steven Lilen and Bryan Wynbrandt (who wrote fro Kyle XY) and is described as a "dramatic series that explores the lore and mysteries of Alcatraz, the notorious San Francisco island prison." Since this is an order for a pilot, there is no guarantee this will make it to air. Fox executives must review the pilot before ordering a series, usually in the spring.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Garber Goes 'Gate'

Victor Garber will make a guest appearance on the upcoming season of the SyFy Channel's hit show Stargate Universe. According to reports, he will play a character named Ambassador Ovirda of the planet Langara. The new season of Stargate Universe begins September 28, but the date of the episode in which Garber will appear has not been announced. Spy Daddy returns!

Friday, September 10, 2010

David Anders on Vampire Diaries

David Anders certainly made an impression on The Vampire Diaries, the CW hit show, this past season. Without giving spoilers, Anders' character, Uncle John, was a big part of the finale last season, with the second season premiere airing last night. I missed it myself, but you can visit to see past episodes. The premiere isn't up yet, but it should be soon, and several of last season's episodes are available to watch.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

J.J. Abrams wants The Rock

Is J.J. at it again? A San Francisco NBC affiliate reports that Abrams is shopping an idea to networks which involves filming at Alcatraz. No word on whether it is a series or TV movie. To see the original article, click here

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Emmy Sneak Peek of Undercovers

Since Covert Affairs doesn't exactly live up to the standards set by Alias, maybe Undercovers will do better. I'm betting it will. In case you missed it, here is their promo that aired during the Emmys, courtesy of E!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vartan discusses his life & career

Michael Vartan opened up about his life and career in a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. To read the entire article, click right here.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Garner and Affleck in Oklahoma

Jennifer Garner and hubby Ben Affleck have been spotted hanging around the city of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in recent days. Local media reports Ben is doing some fishing locally to possibly prepare for an upcoming movie. If you live in the area, it's time to go on Ben and Jen watch!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

From the J.J. Abrams panel at Comic Con

J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon held a panel together at the San Diego Comic Con on Friday, and while there was no big news from J.J., there was a little about Alias and Lost. To read E's take on the event, click right here.

Jennifer Garner talks fitness

Jennifer Garner spoke with Extra recently and gave some insight into how she stays in "Sydney Bristow" level of fitness.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Retro interview: Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan

Here's a blast from the past - a YouTube video of some kid interviewing Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan about Alias Season 3. Melissa George even has a cameo. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Will Applebaum and Nemec's MI-4 script get a rewrite?

Former Alias writers Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec have penned the script for the next Mission: Impossible flick, which J.J. Abrams will produce and Brad Bird (Iron Giant, Incredibles) will direct. Now, word is Paramount is worried about MI-4, after "Knight and Day" tanked at the box office, so much so that they have asked for a rewrite of the script. Let's hope they stick with Josh and Andre's script, which has gotten lots of good buzz.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Vartan talks Hawthorne

Michael Vartan talked to TV Guide about the new season of Hawthorne and what is upcoming. He also touches briefly on the talk of the Alias reboot. To view the video, click this link.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sydney Bristow to the rescue!

Talk about cool. Could you imagine Sydney Bristow bringing you gas if you ever ran out? That's just what happened to two LA gals this week. Of course, some paparazzi were following poor Jen and caught the whole thing - can't they just leave her alone?

Anders visits the Warehouse

Fresh off of his appearances on "24" and "The Vampire Diaries," David Anders is about to appear on another genre show: this time, on the SyFy Channel's "Warehouse 13." According to Airlock Alpha, Anders will play a "calculating suspect with a deadly past and a dangerous connection to the Warehouse." The character, Jonah Raitt, evaded capture by Warehouse operatives in the 1960s and now it is left to Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) to track him down.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy birthday to THE MAN

Happy birthday to J.J. Abrams, creator of the JJ-Verse and the man who saved television (and Star Trek, among other things) turns 44 today. I may just celebrate with a Season One mini-marathon today....

Friday, June 25, 2010

Jennifer Garner denies pregnancy rumors

Jennifer Garner's rep has denied reports that she is pregnant. We usually don't dwell on rumors, but since talk about it had gotten so out of hand that the actress herself had to respond, we decided to run it. That's your non-news item of the day! 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jennifer Garner in Arthur remake?

Rumors are swirling in Hollywood that Jennifer Garner is in talks for a role in the remake of Arthur, starring Russell Brand. Jen would play Susan, the heiress Brand's Arthur would have to marry to keep his fortune. Nick Nolte is in talks to play her father.

While I'd like to see The Dimples in a new Arthur, I find Russell Brand unbearable. He's unfunny and a complete beating. I don't know if Jen would be enough to get me in a theater. OK, I'm lying, I'd still go, but my opinion of Brand won't change.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Vartan on Alias reboot: NO NO NO NO!

Michael Vartan has chimed in on the whole Alias reboot rumors, and he ain't happy. Actually, he's joking about it, but he thinks the whole idea is kind of silly. "I'm still young enough to run down a hallway, and so is Jennifer [Garner]. What is this nonsense of recasting Alias? Give us 20 years at least. How dare they?"

Vartan is currently doing press interview for the second season of Hawthorne, which premieres June 22 on TNT. He doesn't think the main cast members would return for a show if they continued the original storyline, and he doesn't even think he would guest star on a continuation that focuses on new characters. "I would say, 'Go with God' and do something else. There's only one Jack Bristow and Sydney Bristow." 

Click here to read Vartan's interview with Zap2It. Click here to read his interview with Sci-Fi Wire.  

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Is the Undercovers script online?

If you're wondering if Undercovers will deliver the goods, you might be able to judge. An Italian newspaper, Il Post, claims to have the script to the pilot, and have posted the first twenty pages online. It's unclear whether it is the real deal, but the paper thinks so.

The script was written by J.J. Abrams and Josh Reims, and according to a note on the script, the pacing is incredibly fast. Personally, I won't read it, because I want to enter the show without any preconceptions. Remember the awesome opening to Alias? I'm hoping for that, and reading the script beforehand will ruin that. If you want to read it (in PDF form), click right here.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

An ALIAS reboot? E's Kristin says maybe!

Don't get too excited just yet, but E Online's Kristin is reporting that ABC is in early talks with J.J. Abrams to reboot Alias in an attempt to recapture the audience they are losing with Lost and FlashForward going off the air.

According to the report, talks are very preliminary, and there's no indication if Jennifer Garner or Michael Vartan would return or if this would be a complete reboot with new actors or characters. Apparently, what won't be returning is the Rambaldi storyline. Whew! More on this as we get it! Here's the original story link.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Victor Garber Knows Kung Fu

Victor Garber has officially joined the cast of the "Kung Fu Panda" sequel from Dreamworks. His character has not yet been announced and the movie is hitting theaters in 2011. Among the other actors joining the cast are Jean-Claude Van Damme. Awesome.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A New Superhero movie for Jennifer Garner?

Rumors are swirling around Hollywood that Marvel Studios has offered Jennifer Garner a movie role as a "major" Marvel superhero character. Who the character is has not been revealed, and even with an Avengers movie in the works, talk is it could be a character for a totally new project. We'll see...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jennifer Garner sighting in Shreveport!

Apparently Jennifer Garner is already filming her new movie "Butter," as reports have surfaced that she and her family (including Ben) have been seen around the Shreveport, Louisiana area. They've even been seen shopping and enjoying the sights. If you live in the area, you might want to carry around a sharpie and your Alias DVD set with you just in case, as well as a Daredevil DVD.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A look at "Super 8"

Here's a look at the trailer for J.J. Abrams new movie "Super 8" which has been running with "Iron Man" in theaters. The teaming of Abrams and Spielberg could be pure dynamite - I'm looking forward to it.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

J.J. Abrams Talks "Undercovers"

J.J. Abrams is talking about his new show "Undercovers," which hits NBC on Wednesdays this fall. He'll direct the pilot.

A look at "Undercovers"

Here's a preview courtesy of NBC of J.J.'s new spy series "Undercovers." While J.J. has made it clear this isn't Alias 2, I still hope it has a little of that Alias "feel." Let us know what you think!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Jennifer Garner on the Early Show

Jennifer Garner was on the Early Show Friday on CBS talking about her work with Save the Children. Of particular interest are her remarks on the Laverne and Shirley movie. Apparently, she's Laverne, but the movie is not actually being planned yet, even though she wants to do it. Enjoy!

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Rambaldi DVD Set Trailer

In case you've never visited, here's the hidden trailer from the site:

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

It outta be a national holiday.....

It's Jennifer Garner's birthday! Our favorite girl next door is 38 today. Many happy returns!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

TV Alert: David Anders on Vampire Diaries Tonight!

Set your TiVos, ladies. David Anders makes his debut on the hit TV show "The Vampire Diaries" tonight on the CW. He plays Elena and Jeremy's Uncle John, and quickly stirs things up. Feel free to post your thoughts after you watch the episode!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Jennifer Garner goes all buttery for next film

Next month, Jennifer Garner starts working on her next film, and its nothing like her role as Sydney Bristow. Director Jim Field Smith (She’s Out Of My League) is making a movie called "Butter." Guess what it's about?

“It’s about butter carving in the Midwest, believe it or not,” Smith tells us. “Google it, you’ll be amazed. It’s like the NASCAR of dairy.”According to a Toronto Sun article, the comedy is a metaphor for the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, with Garner as the Hillary Clinton of the piece, the Butter Carving Queen whose coronation is considered a mere formality. That is, until a 12-year-old African-American butter-carving prodigy turns up (Yara Shahidi), who pulls the competitive rug out from under her despite a lack of experience.It’s Garner’s first film under the aegis of her new production company. “I can’t wait to start churning,” she says.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

This may not be good news....

Fox announced today that Monica Breen and Alison Schapker have joined the crew of "Fringe" as executive producers. Astute fans will remember this duo as the ones who ruined Alias. OK, maybe that isn't fair, but they did join the show as executive story editors and writers during the disastrous third season. They were executive producers during the final two seasons, and wrote some of the worst episodes during that time. "Prophet 5," the episode that killed Vaughn, can be laid at their feet as writers. Maybe I'm being harsh, because a lot of folks failed the show later on, but I just don't like their track record. Not on Alias, Lost, or the other shows they were on. I love Fringe, and I'd hate to see the "tone" change.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

No "Laverne and Shirley" for Jennifer Garner

Despite reports to the contrary, there will be no big-screen adaptation of Laverne and Shirley starring Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel. Their reps have denied the film is being made. OK, I'm bummed.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Vartan gets engaged - women riot!

The Vartan Hos aren't going to be happy. Their site might be down, but I know they're still out there. I'm sure there's much wailing and gnashing of teeth among them today, as word has sprung that Michael Vartan has gotten engaged to Lauren Skaar, a girl he met in the parking lot of Whole Foods a year ago. No word on a wedding date. Congrats to the happy couple, and condolences to the Vartans Hos.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Rachel Nichols in the new Conan movie!

Rachel Nichols will be on the big screen soon, in the role of Tamara in the new Conan movie! She plays a queen's bodyguard who joins forces with Conan, played by Jason Momoa, who apparently appeared on one of Stargate's many series. Don't ask me which, they're all the same. Anyway, I can't wait to see Rachel go all "Gladiator" on folks. I never would have guessed when Alias ended that Rachel would end up doing more big-budget action flicks than Jennifer Garner. 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Have a Sarky Birthday

Happy birthday to our favorite faux Brit, David Anders, who turns 29 today. I'm sure he's celebrating somewhere on the set of Vampire Diaries right now.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A First Look at Anders in "Vampire Diaries" has the first look at David Anders in the Vampire Diaries. His first appearance on the show will be April 15, according to the site. Click on the photo to see a larger version.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Season 5 Blooper

Here's a short little video I found on YouTube featuring a kissing blooper between Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan during Season 5. Enjoy!

Anders Joins the "Diaries"

David Anders has been a busy man. After his stints on Heroes and 24, the actor formerly known as Sark is now joining the cast of the WB's Vampire Diaries. He will play Elena and Jeremy's uncle, Jonathan Gilbert, and will appear for at least several episodes beginning in April.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Garner and Biel the new Laverne and Shirley?

Garry Marshall, the director of Jennifer Garner's new film Valentine's Day is seriously considering a remake of his classic TV show Laverne and Shirley. After after fellow Day star Jamie Foxx suggested to Marshall that Garner and Jessica Biel would make a good Laverne and Shirley, the director loved the idea. Apparently, Biel and Garner became good friends while working on the film, and their antics caught Foxx's attention. Marshall has already confirmed that he is moving forward on the movie, and says his sister Penny Marshall (original Laverne) and Cindy Williams (original Shirley) will have cameos. Garner said she and Biel are excited about the project. "We're dying to do it," she said.   

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Voice of Grunberg!

Attentive listeners who happened to be watching the season premiere of Lost caught a cameo - an audio cameo! Greg Grunberg's voice could be heard as the voice of the pilot on Oceanic Flight 815 in one scene. Very cool to hear Grunberg on Lost again.

Monday, January 25, 2010

US-Ireland Alliance Honors Abrams

The work of J.J. Abrams is being honored by the US-Ireland Alliance in a ceremony at the Ebell of Los Angeles on March 4. Among past honorees of Irish heritage are Kate Winslet, Brendan Gleeson, and Van Morrison.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A big week for David Anders

David Anders was all over the place this past week. He appeared on 24 on Fox Monday night (as the son of a Russian arms dealer), while at the same time, he reappeared on Heroes on NBC as Adam Monroe, in a very cool pairing with Hiro Nakamura. The Heroes episode was great, even if the season as a whole has been way below average. If you missed either episode, you can see them online on the network websites or After those, I happened to see what was new on my online Netflix via xbox, and what's in the movies section? "Left in Darkness" with David Anders! I'm on Sark overload right now.

Jennifer Garner in Parade Magazine

Jennifer Garner is featured on the cover of Sunday's Parade Magazine, which is available in many major newspapers. If you don't get it, however, you can read the article online, which includes an exclusive photo gallery. It's a great read. To visit the site for yourself, click the link here:
Jennifer Garner in Parade

Monday, January 18, 2010

Jennifer Garner at the Golden Globes

In case you missed the Golden Globes last night (and if you did, don't worry, you didn't miss anything), here's Jen and her dress. Don't ask me the designer, because I honestly don't keep up with stuff like that. What matters is Jen still looks like she could take on the Convenant, the Alliance, the Trust, evil Francie, and zombie Nadia all at once. 

First Look: Bradley Cooper in "A-Team"

At first, I wasn't crazy about an A-Team movie. Now, I'm really looking forward to it. Enjoy the first trailer from the movie:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Garber's Back on the Stage

If you live in the New York area, you can catch Victor Garber on the stage at the American Airlines Theater in the revival of the play "Present Laughter." For tickets, call (212) 719-1300.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A New Spy in J.J.'s Eye

J.J. has a new spy girl. According to Ausiello from Entertainment Weekly, former Dr. Who star Gugu Mbatha-Raw will play the lead role in the new series "Undercovers." Her character is part of a husband and wife spy team. Boris Kodjoe plays her husband, and Gerald McRaney (Major Dad, Jericho) plays their boss.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bradley Cooper is NOT gay!

Attention Alias fans: Bradley Cooper is not gay, and he did not have a gay relationship with Victor Garber. That's good to know, even though I never heard that rumor. Apparently, Bradley Cooper did, and he actually thought it was funny. "People thought we were dating. It was all over the Internet. It was the first time I read a rumor like that about me, and I just thought it was fantastic," he said in a recent interview. Cooper is currently dating Renee Zellweger and finishing work on "The A-Team."