- The Washington Times - Monday, April 24, 2006

Dillon takes a bride

Kevin Dillon’s personal entourage just doubled.

The actor, best known for playing the fame-starved Drama on HBO’s “Entourage,” has married fiancee Jane Stuart in Las Vegas, Associated Press reports.

The couple wed Saturday in a downtown chapel in a brief service that included several songs performed by an Elvis Presley impersonator, Us Weekly reported Sunday on its Web site.

Miss Stuart, 27, who is pregnant, wore a floor-length white dress, according to the magazine, which had two reporters in attendance. Mr. Dillon, 40, appeared in jeans and a leather jacket.

The service was witnessed by Mr. Dillon’s “Entourage” co-star Kevin Connolly, the magazine said.

Screen credits for Mr. Dillon, brother of Oscar-nominated actor Matt Dillon, include “The Blob,” “Platoon,” “The Doors” and the upcoming remake “Poseidon.”

Mr. Dillon’s HBO show, which follows a rising actor and his three closest pals, returns with new episodes in June.

Get ‘Lost’ on the Web

ABC will introduce a global interactive game based on its hit show “Lost,” but details about the game are about as mysterious and convoluted as the castaway drama’s plot, AP reports.

The “Lost Experience” will be Internet-based and will feature a parallel story line that is not part of the TV show, the network reports. It will begin May 2 in the United Kingdom, May 3 in the United States and May 6 in Australia. There is no winning prize, but the experience will offer clues that could unlock some of the island’s many secrets.

“It’s like a giant, worldwide mysterious jigsaw puzzle that will come to life for all the world to solve,” Mike Benson, senior vice president of marketing for ABC Entertainment, said.

What is known about the challenge is that it includes the introduction of new characters and the show’s mysterious Hanso Foundation, an organization dedicated to using research and technology to better humankind. The first clue requires finding a toll-free number that will be released during the show or commercial breaks.

Clues will vary by continent, so participants will benefit from coordinating their information. ABC says the game is designed to appeal to both die-hard “Lost’ fans and those unfamiliar with the show.

Heavenly’ reprieve?

When the WB and UPN networks fuse this fall to become the new CW, more than a few existing shows will be no more.

That supposedly was true of “7th Heaven,” the WB’s long-running family drama, which industry observers said was too expensive to carry on past its current season, its 10th. Now, according Reuters news agency, the show may not be ending after all.

“7th Heaven,” which was set to air its final new episode on May 8, could continue for one more year.

Members of “Heaven’s” core cast — including Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Beverley Mitchell and George Stults — were approached a month ago about the possibility of returning for another year on the show, sources told Reuters. Although no formal offers were made and there have been no recent inquiries to the cast or their representatives, sources indicate CW executives are keeping the option open to bring “Heaven” back, and a final decision will not be made until the future network’s four drama pilots are evaluated.

The WB’s decision to end “Heaven” came in November despite its solid ratings. As series age, they get more expensive, with the price tag especially high for a show with a large cast like “7th Heaven.”

The survival of “Heaven” may depend on the strength of the CW’s fall schedule and whether some creative accounting can keep the show’s costs within a reasonable range.

Compiled by Christian Toto from staff and wire reports.

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