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By Carolina
April 5, 2005 - 6:31 PM

  • According to Reuters, CSI's "Spark Of Life" dominated the ratings battle last Thursday night with 27.9 million viewers and 9.8/24 of the share, allowing CBS to claim victory for the night.

  • Cult Time Magazine's 115th issue features an interview with Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle) in which she discussed her feelings about the direction her character is headed. The actress also talked about last summer's firings and revealed some minor spoilers about her character's relationship with other CSIs, particularly newly promoted Greg Sanders.

  • Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) last Sunday attended Wrestlemania 21, the most popular wrestling event in the country. The actress was credited for her work on CSI. Thanks to Stan Morris for this!

  • Screen caps of "The Dove Commission" can now be found at Past My Shoulder.

  • Robert David Hall (Dr. Al Robbins) will attend the National Down Syndrome Society and the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles Spring Luncheon, Awards and Fundraiser this upcoming April 12th. The actor will present Bill Smitrovich (Life Goes On) with the VISION Award for his advocacy work on behalf of individuals who suffer from Down Syndrome.

  • Real-life criminalists and CSI consultant Daniel Holstein, the inspiration behind the character of Gil Grissom, is trying to inspire UNLV students to join the crime scene investigation field. Holstein also revealed he doesn't mind CSI's fast-paced investigations: "It's based on real cases, but they have to turn it and twist it a little bit because they have to solve their cases in 44 minutes, where it might take us years. And, a lot of our time is spent in the lab or searching for the needle in a haystack. Can you imagine going three hours looking for one print? That would be boring on television. It is for entertainment purposes, and that's the way you have to look at it."

  • Jeff Mariotte, known for his CSI and CSI: Miami comics Thicker Than Blood and Smoking Gun, has been nominated for a Stoker Award by the Horror Writers Association. The writer was recognized for his novel Witch Season: Fall.

  • The website Just Adam.net has been updated with pictures of Adam Rodriguez's (Eric Delko) 30th birthday party, which took place this past weekend. Co-star David Caruso (Horatio Caine) attended the celebration.

  • Fans of Carmine Giovinazzo (Danny Messer) are only a click away from contacting the actor. Carmine Giovinazzo.com is doing a special feature in which fans can send the actor an e-mail to let him know what they thought of his final scene in "Tanglewood".

  • The William Petersen Appreciation Page has been updated with dailies screen caps from the latest CSI episode, "Spark of Life".

  • David Caruso Online has been updated with two video clips from a David Caruso appearance on E-Online.

  • On April 11th, the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, located in the Connecticut Berkshires, will be having its annual charity auction in New York City. The auction this year will be CSI themed, and proceeds will go to support the center's environmental education work. Some of the items up for bidding include an original script and full cast photo, both autographed by the entire cast (minimum bid $150), a CSI fleece jacket (min bid $50), the complete 2nd and 3rd Season DVD ($75), a 100th episode baseball cap ($25), and a CSI board game ($20). Fans interested in placing a bid should send an email to adam@isabellafreedman.org.

  • On April 17th, Hill Harper (Dr. Sheldon Hawkes) will perform spoken word poems in an event that will help raise money for the completion of the independent film The Daddy Box, which looks into absentee fathers and its impact on young children's lives. Bill Bellamy will emcee the event.

  • Last week's premiere of the anticipated Eyes drew disappointing numbers for ABC. According to Reuters, Eyes only managed to draw in 8.4 million viewers, which put it in third place behind a rerun of CSI: New York (9.2 million) and a new Law and Order (13.5 million).

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