By Cindy Elavsky
Q: It was great seeing Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter reunited on Conan’s final “Late Night” show last month. Any chance they’ll work together again? — Samuel J., via e-mail
A: You can see them back together on June 1, the night Conan O’Brien premieres as the “Tonight Show” host. Andy Richter will be the new “Tonight Show” announcer, as well as take part in comedy bits. During a recent interview, Conan called Andy a friend and one of the funniest people he knows. He also said that he’s looking forward to their reunion, because Andy owes him $300.
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Q: We rented the movie “What Just Happened” over the weekend and thought it was really funny. I had a question about it though: Who played Robert DeNiro’s teenage daughter? She looks really familiar. — Steph B. in Ohio
A: Kristen Stewart, soon to be 19, made a critically lauded first impression on moviegoers when she played Jody Foster’s daughter in the thriller “Panic Room.” Her career took off from there, and she was featured in such films as “Cold Creek Manor,” “Zathura,” “The Messengers” and “Into the Wild.” Her most recent film is the box-office smash “Twilight,” and she also stars in the recently released “Adventureland.” Somewhere in between filming “New Moon” and “Eclipse,” Kristen is set to play rocker Joan Jett in the biopic called “The Runaways.”
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Q: I love to watch “Gilmore Girls” in reruns, and really wish it would come back on the air. While I know that is wishful thinking, I would like to know what some of its stars are up to now, like Scott Patterson (Luke) and Jared Padalecki (Dean). — Lydia G., Sonora, Texas
A: “Gilmore Girls,” the highly popular comedy-drama series that aired on The WB from October 2000 to May 2007, is still high on many people’s “I wish it would come back on the air” lists. While “Gilmore” is gone, it is not forgotten, and neither are many of its stars. Scott Patterson, 50, has gone on to star in the horror films “Saw IV” and “Saw V,” while Jared Padalecki, 26, also has gone the horror-genre route, starring in the CW series “Supernatural,” as well as the feature films “House of Wax” and the most recent “Friday the 13th” movie.
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Q: Are Rob Estes and Josie Bissett still together? — F.W.C., Decatur, Ala.
A: The two gorgeous actors, who starred in the series “Melrose Place” (playing Kyle McBride and Jane Mancini, respectively), filed for divorce in 2007. They share two children, Mason and Maya. Josie plays Kathleen Bowman on ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of an American Teenager” and also wrote the children’s book “Tickle Monster,” which was released last August. Rob currently stars in the new “90210” as Harry Wilson, who moved his family from Kansas to Beverly Hills so he could become the new principal at West Beverly High School.
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