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By Carolina
September 1, 2005 - 10:10 PM

  • Sofia Milos (Yelina Salas) has updated her website with new information regarding her possible return to CSI: Miami. According to the actress, Yelina Salas isn't gone for good, and may make an appearance towards the end of the season. The webmaster of the website announced, "Though not all the facts about her role on CSI have been fully decided yet for the future, Ann Donahue the Exec. Producer and writers of CSI have her character staying in Brazil for now until further decisions are made for the end of Season."

  • DavidCarusoFans.com has added an article to its archive in which David Caruso (Horatio Caine) discusses the death of character Tim Speedle. "Horatio calls out for help and comforts Speedle as he lies bleeding," Caruso told the British newspaper The Sun. "He is totally devastated when Speedle dies."

  • Gary Sinise (Mac Taylor) will lend his voice to the upcoming IMAX(R) Film Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D. The film takes audiences to the lunar surface to walk alongside the 12 extraordinary astronauts who have been there - to experience what they saw, heard, felt, thought and did. It will primarily be narrated by Tom Hanks, but will also feature the voices of Sinise, Paul Newman, Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, and Bill Paxton. Magnificent Desolation opens exclusively in IMAX theatres starting September 23, 2005.

  • Adam Rodriguez (Eric Delko) recently attended the Verizon Wireless V Cast Suite, linked to the MTV Video Music Awards, in Miami. Images of these can be found at JustAdam.net. The website has also added screen caps of the trailer of Rodriguez's new movie Keeper of the Past, and reported Elizabeth Devine recently answered for USA Weekend why the female characters of Miami dress the way they do while processing crime scenes or performing autopsies. "The show is about discovery," Devine said. "We make sure you can see the faces of our actresses as they examine the evidence."

  • The William Petersen Attic has been updated with screen caps of the CSI episode "Weeping Willows."

  • CSI: New York director David Von Ancken has landed a new project filming an American Civil War-era drama movie that is scheduled to start filming in New Mexico this October. Actors Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan have been cast.

  • A new tell-all book about David Caruso is rumoured to be in the works by a German company. Entitled We Never Close, the book will reportedly hit the stands on January of 2006. Visit CSI Miami Online for more information.

  • Fandom Talk has been updated with recaps of the CSI: New York episodes "A Man A Mile and "Outside Man."

  • The 5th season of CSI has finally made it to Belgium, where it premiered this past Wednesday. New episodes will air Wednesdays at 20:15 RTL-Tvi. In Norway, CSI: Miami will be moving to Thursdays at 22.45 on TV Norge. Season 3 of the show will premiere on September 8th. In Hungary, CSI: New York is set to premiere September 15th on Viasat3 and in Ireland, the Miami episode "Crime Wave" will not be shown in light of the floodings that occurred this week in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina. The show will also be pre-empted next season for the World Cup Qualifier game between Ireland and France, but will return Wednesday September 21st on RTE 2 at 9.00 pm. More European news can be found at the European CSI Forum.

  • A new study recently revealed the portrayal of gay characters on television is diminishing. According to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), out of 710 "series regulars" that will appear over the next few months, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters make up less than 2 percent. GLAAD Entertainment Media Director Damon Romine publicly criticized shows like CSI, which feature gay murderers or victims, but does not have a single gay character on the show. "What message does it send to the audience when the only gay people on the show are either murderers or victims?"

  • An article at Blogcritics.org also took a slam at CSI for its sensationalistic storylines. "The acting is amateur-standard and overblown, the scripts cliched and melodramatic, the plotlines frequently ridiculous, and - most infuriatingly of all - the series relies for its impact not, on traditional dramatic elements such as plot or characterization, but on a liberal display of gore to which the counterpoint is a prevailing attitude of world-weariness from the principal players."

  • Mariska Hargitay recently beat Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) in a magazine poll that asked, who's America's top television female cop? Helgenberger came in second place.

  • This season, CBS plans to intensify the advertising of returning shows CSI and Without A Trace, believing those to be its strongest contenders.

  • Tom Dorsey of the Courier-Journal in Kentucky, recently studied the differences and similarities between the shows CSI and Law and Order. Dorsey found that while CSI beat Law and Order in the ratings, the two shows may actually share a high number of fans.

  • And students who are currently pursuing a career in crime scene investigation continue discovering the real-life life of a lab rat is nothing like the way they portray it on CSI. Hillary Moses has been working as a CSI for the Hayward Police Department in California and finds watching CSI isn't as enjoyable as it used to be, as she spends more time yelling at her television set now. "No one in the real world would do it that way! There's no TIME to do it that way!"

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