By Cindy Elavsky
Q: I am going stir crazy waiting for the new (and final) season of “Friday Night Lights” to begin on NBC. I’ve been doing my best to avoid spoilers, since the season already finished airing on DirecTV earlier this year. — Paul G. via e-mail
A: It won’t be too much longer now, Paul. “Friday Night Lights” returns to NBC on Friday, April 15, for its fifth and final season, which consists of 13 episodes. However, if you really can’t wait to see how the series ends, the DVD of Season 5 will be released on April 5.
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Q: On “CSI: NY,” what is the name of and who sings the title song at the beginning of the show? Can I get it on CD? — Madeline J., Gaines, Mich.
A: “CSI: NY” uses “Baba O’Riley” by The Who as its opening theme music. As you might already know, the original “CSI” uses The Who’s “Who Are You,” and “CSI: Miami” uses “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” again by The Who. If you are detecting a theme here, you are absolutely correct. All three songs are remixes of the original Who songs, and can be found on the official “CSI” soundtrack for each show. If you want all the theme songs, you can buy each show’s soundtrack, or you can purchase individual songs from amazon.com or iTunes.
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Q: The other day, I watched Heather Locklear’s new movie on Lifetime, “He Loves Me.” While I love seeing Heather in these thriller-type movies, I miss seeing her in comedies. Any chance she’ll be doing any of those anytime soon? — Kellie M., via e-mail
A: I spoke with Heather recently and asked her just that, telling her that my favorite thing I have ever seen her on would have to be when she hosted “Saturday Night Live” back in the ’90s. She was thrilled that I singled out that performance, telling me: “‘Saturday Night Live’ was my most favorite thing I’ve done where you could see that I’m funny. I had such a good time doing it. And that ‘Melrose Place’ skit we did was so perfectly perfect. ‘I am an important advertising executive!'”
When I asked about her future comedic plans, Heather didn’t want to give too much away, responding: “I don’t know, but I do have a meeting for something soon, and it’s funny, so we’ll see!”
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Q: Why is Julie Banderas no longer hosting the “Fox Report”? — Becky S., Clarksville, Tenn.
A: After returning from maternity leave, Julie was reassigned to reporter duties for the New York bureau of Fox News. The workdays are longer than when she was host for the “Fox Report,” but she gets to report on a broader range of topics, and can be seen on the news channel several times throughout the day (including doing reports for the “Fox Report” on occasion).
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