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By Carolina
September 15, 2005 - 4:14 PM

  • Aisha Tyler (Mia Dickerson) will this fall star in Ghost Whisperer, a show that evolves around the life of a woman who can communicate with ghosts. But the actress told Sci-Fi Wire she's not necessarily a full believer. "I'm kind of like a ... curious skeptic. I mean, I definitely think of myself as having a skeptic's mind. I'm very science-driven. I'm like kind of a sci-fi fanatic, and if you love sci-fi, then I think you also believe in the fantastic; you believe in kind of the unimagined and extreme possibilities. Absolutely."

  • Eric Dawson, casting director and owner of Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting, was recently nominated for an Emmy for his work on the television series Nip/Tuck. CSI has been a long time client of Dawson's, and recently the casting director recalled working for the show back when it was first created. "We thought it would get lost," he said. "Instead, it spawned two more series. I guess you could say it caught on."

  • On September 17th, Gary Sinise (Mac Taylor) and the Lt. Dan Band will perform at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake, Illinois, in a concert to benefit the McHenry Country PADS. Visit the band's official website to learn more about the benefit.

  • New promo pictures of the 4th season of CSI: Miami and its premiere episode "From The Grave" have been added to the David Caruso (Horatio Caine) tribute page DavidCarusoFans.com.

  • The Emily Procter (Calleigh Duquesne) fan page Emily Procter Online has been updated with images from the actress attending various events. Promo pictures of the 4th season of Miami have also been added to the page.

  • Eva LaRue's (Natalia Boa Vista) official website has been recently re-designed. The new layout includes a sound bit of LaRue singing one of her new songs.

  • Fan hellokitty, from the Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders) forums, recently had the chance to attend a screening of the actorís latest film Little Athens . "The movie on a whole wasn't that great. A few people walked out in the middle of it. It is very slow moving at times... Eric and Jorje Garcia from Lost had the best lines, they were the 2 funniest characters... although in total Eric is only in the movie for about 10 minutes tops when you add up all his scenes," she reported.

  • The European CSI Forum is giving away an autographed photo of Emily Procter to the fan who can answer 5 questions about Procter's character Calleigh Duquesne. In order to participate, you have to be a member of the forum.

  • Also in Europe, Norway will again start showing new episodes of CSI after a brief hiatus on the channel TVNorge. The 5th season of the show was interrupted by the network to show CSI: New York, but will resume when the new spin-off ends its first season in two weeks. In Denmark, the second part of the first season of CSI: New York will begin September 15th at 21.55 on Tvdanmark.

  • The CSI Effect is one of the topics that was discussed at the National Conference on Science, Technology and the Law, in St. Petersburg, Fl. The CSI Effect was the name given to the publicís sudden awareness of crime scene investigation created by CSI. This awareness, however, has caused troubles in the court room. "Television crime dramas must not improperly affect our criminal justice system to the point that the victims of crimes are denied justice at trial," said participant and attorney Andrew Thomas.

  • With the Taliban gone from Afghanistan, women have been able to go back to work. One woman in particular, Jamilla Barakzai, took her old job as a police officer back but added a twist to it: she also decided to take a CSI course. Being a female CSI in Afghanistan isnít easy, and the random violence in the country makes the job much harder. Barakzai gets by with a simple mentality, "I am a man," she says.

  • The website Fandom Talk has been updated with a recap of the CSI: New York episode "Rain."

  • A new crime lab in Washington state is trying to model itself after the high tech labs seen on CSI. Though the directors are having a hard time receiving the government funding needed, theyíre hopeful and optimistic that the new equipment will help them get rid of the backlog of cases.

  • Mary Castro, who made an appearance in the Miami episode "Identity," was recently interviewed by IGN. The actress discusses everything from her modeling gigs to her future projects.

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