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By Christian
April 27, 2005 - 10:43 PM

  • According to Variety, last Monday's repeat of CSI: Miami's "Shootout" was watched by 15.5 million viewers, just over a million more than tuned in for NBC's competing Medium. However, Medium did manage to beat Miami in the important adults 18-49 demographic. A full ratings report on all three CSI shows airing this week will be published on CSI Files this weekend.

  • Evel Knievel, the 2004 biopic that starred George Eads (Nick Stokes) as biker hero Evel, will be released on DVD on the 2nd of August, 2005. Thanks go out to All You Can Eads for this!

  • Sofia Milos (Yelina Salas) recently presented a humanitarian award at the Annual CCHR (Citizens Commission on Human Rights) Awards Gala, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Photos of the event are available on the official site of the CSI: Miami star.

  • Greg Yaitanes, who directed several episodes of CSI: Miami, is one of the directors of Empire, a six-hour miniseries for ABC focusing on Julius Caesar's nephew, Octavius, who is forced into exile after Caesar's murder, and a fictional disgraced gladiator, Tyrannus, who has sworn to protect him. More information on the series, which will air on the Alphabet in June and July of this year, can be found at the Futon Critic.

  • According to JustAdam.net, Adam Rodriguez (Eric Delko) is headed to Australia this week to be a presenter at the 2005 Logie Awards to be held on May 01, 2005. The site has posted scans of brief articles in the magazine TV Week and an Australian newspaper.

  • Catherine Willows is featured on the cover of issue 10 of the British official CSI DVD collection, which as usual comes with both a magazine and a DVD. The mag contains articles on child killer psychology, the centrifuge, and paper and ink forensics, as well as an interview with current CSI: Miami showrunner Ann Donahue, while the DVD has the episodes "Gentle, Gentle" and "Sounds of Silence."

  • USA Today TV critic Robert Bianco is none too happy with the CSI shows, including them on his list of bad things from the 2004-2005 season in the "TV franchisation" category. Thanks go out to 'Destiny' for this!

  • A parody article at humor site Postcards from the Pug Bus writes about how David Caruso (Horatio Caine) gained sixty pounds over the past nine months to portray singer Elton John in a new biopic.

  • TV Guide's Michael Ausiello more or less dispelled rumors that one of the CSIs is going to die in the season finale, saying that CBS only mentioned a character was going to be put in a life-or-death situation, not that anyone would really buy the farm.

  • And according to the Seattle Times, Caruso recorded a videotaped message that was shown at the farewell game for Indianapolis basketball star Reggie Miller.

  • According to the Associated Press, CSI is one of several shows for which CBS provides "description" - the option to watch the show with an auditory description of the things that happen on screen, for the benefit of the visually impaired.

  • CSI reruns have been doing well for SpikeTV, drawing in an average of 2.7 million viewers to the cable network, according to a press release at the Futon Critic. The network will finish April 2005 as the #1 network with men.

  • Finally, David Caruso Online, the source of the above two news items, has new videoclips of Caruso being interviewed on the Dutch TV program RTL Boulevard, and the American entertainment newsmag ExtraTV.

  • Kit R. Roane and Dan Morrison at the US News have just found out about the CSI effect: the fact that juries now expect the same evidence they see on TV. Spanning five pages, the article is a bit more in-depth than the usual ones exploring this topic.

  • A press release from the 40th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards includes word that Emily Procter (Calleigh Duquesne) will be one of the celebrity presenters at the event, which takes place on the 17th of May.

  • And the effect is also discussed in an article in the Scotsman. Thanks go out to Mel for this!

  • The Chicago Sun-Times notes that Gary Sinise (Mac Taylor) performed with his Lt. Dan Band at a recent fundraiser for the Piven Theatre Workshop, organised by Jeremy Piven Sinise brought Melina Kanakaredes (Stella Bonasera) along, after the two had just been up until 5am that morning to film CSI: New York. Thanks go out to Elyse's for this!

  • And Elyses reports that Christopher Wiehl, who played Sara Sidle's boyfriend Hank, has been cast in the CBS pilot Love Monkey, playing a gay former Major League Baseball player.

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