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Smallville update!
I scanned another vintage Smallville article, from the March 28, 2002 issue of Rolling Stone. This was one of Tom's earliest interviews, and unfortunately, I think the experience went a long way toward giving him the wariness of the media he has now. The reporter talks to Tom, Michael, and Kristin. I've read the article before, as I'm sure most of you have, but I had never seen it in print. Here is the cover. Click for BIGGER.

Clickable thumbnails of the article.

I also made a crop of the pic. Click for BIGGER.

A bunch of TV journalists are in Vancouver this week, visiting the sets of the Warner Brothers shows that film there, including Smallville, Supernatural, Hellcats, Fringe, Human Target, and V, and covering Smallville's 200th episode party this coming Saturday. Follow @cadlymack, @EricIGN, @MattMitovich, @NatalieAbrams, and @LauinLA on Twitter to get all the scoop. And follow @skesser, WB publicist extraordinaire, who is also there coordinating the junket. My favorite pic from yesterday was this one of Cassidy Freeman's dog, Shasta, in Clark's loft, tweeted by Eric Goldman from IGN.

Casting scoop from the set, as reported by Carina MacKenzie from Zap2it. This is great news, I love Lindsay!

'Smallville': Lindsay Hartley, wife of Justin, gets her hands dirty
By Carina Adly MacKenzie
September 21, 2010 10:01 PM ET

Love is in the air on the "Smallville" set for Green Arrow Justin Hartley... and this time, it isn't with Chloe. His real-life wife, "Days of Our Lives" star Lindsay Hartley (nee Korman) is making an appearance in Metropolis.

Details on her character are scarce, but we do know that she'll show up in the eighth episode of Season 10, "Abandoned." Executive producer Kelly Souders says, "We are thrilled to have Lindsay on Smallville," Souders says. "We've all been looking for a fun opportunity for the last year."

Though Lindsay and Justin won't share any scenes, she will "have her hands full with Clark," says Souders. "Her character is a woman who takes matters into her own hands, and those hands are wickedly dangerous."

Hmmm... things are looking very handsy around here.


There was a Smallville question in this week's Mega Buzz from TV Guide.

I've watched the Smallville trailer a hundred times. What should we make of Chloe putting on Dr. Fate's helmet? — Evan
Not that much. While we're pretty sure she's not going to be the next Dr. Fate, that scene is quite significant. Chloe uses the helmet to find Oliver, and while she's wearing it, she sees several other intriguing things — not the least of which is Clark not wearing black.


Matt Mitovich shared some scoop about Lazarus in this week's edition of The Big Tease on Fancast.

The ‘Smallville‘ premiere is almost here. I know you’ve got some Clois scoop you’ve been saving for this week, right? – Kristina
Now that I have seen the season opener, I sure do. You know how there’s been so much talk from the exec producers about how fun things will be now that Lois knows, but Clark doesn’t know she knows? “Fun” doesn’t begin to describe it. I was seriously LOL. Just wait for the scene where Lois goes fumbling for a pen.

What’s next for ‘Smallville’s Chloe? – violetturtle via Comments
She is desperate to locate Oliver, who last was seen being attacked by a swarm of somethings that weren’t Kandorians – and you know what they say about “desperate times.” P.S. I saw one “Lazarus” review that said Chloe and Ollie share no scenes together. This is not true – and yes, I am a stickler for semantics.

I would like a ‘Smallville‘ scoop about Clark’s progression toward being Superman. – DullyEl via Twitter
This Friday, you will get a good look at the supersuit, Clark will get a good look at the suit… and so will someone else. Really, the “S” is so much better in Technicolor.

OMG, I am so excited about the final season of ‘Smallville.’ Must have some scoop! – Mario
Toward the very end of the premiere, there is a moment that made me literally exclaim “Wow!” at my TV set. I wasn’t quite sure they would “go there,” but god bless ‘em, they did.


Smallville had a few mentions in the September 27 - October 3, 2010 issue of TV Guide.

Shield made #3 on The Guide: What's Worth Watching:

ETA: Damian Holbrook from TV Guide also posted this story online, with a less fuzzy version of their exclusive pic of Lois Lane with Carter Hall.

Smallville First Look: Carter Hall Returns!
Sep 23, 2010 01:47 PM ET
by Damian Holbrook

Forget the Great Pyramids. The real sight to see in Egypt is TV Guide Magazine's exclusive photo of Smallville's Lois Lane (Erica Durance) hanging with Carter Hall (Michael Shanks)!

The grump also known as Hawkman flies back in for the Oct. 1st episode to keep an eye on Lois as she begins her new assignment in North Africa... and to fill Clark Kent's gal pal in on his own tortured past with true love Shayera (Sahar Biniaz). Hopefully, his tale convinces the ace reporter to hightail it back to Metropolis, because the episode also introduces Keri Lynn Pratt as pesky new Daily Planet-eer Cat Grant, as well as Bradley Stryker as notorious DC Comics assassin Deadshot.

Are you so excited about Carter's return? What about the new characters heading to town?


Meanwhile, back at the Daily Planet:

From TV Insider:

See all ten pages of the special free preview of Action Comics that introduces Chloe Sullivan at Voices From Krypton HERE.

And finally, let's all watch that awesome SPACE promo again. Two more days!!

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jeannev From: jeannev Date: September 22nd, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thats quite the compilation!

The Rolling Stone article is crap, but I always loved that picture of Kristin, Tom and Michael.

Cassidy's dog is adorable.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 22nd, 2010 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wasn't online at all yesterday, there was a lot of stuff to catch up on! :)

That reporter hasn't changed. He recently interviewed the young actors from Glee, and it was the same thing all over again.

Shasta is so cute! I want video of them together!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 22nd, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you like them! :) And I share your opinion of the interviewer.

I never saw Passions, but my sister was a huge fan. When I finally convinced her to start watching Smallville, she was stunned to see Fox Crane on the show!

I think she had Supernatural on the brain, she's interviewing the boys today. :) I just checked, and she edited her entry, so I corrected it here, too.
carolandtom From: carolandtom Date: September 22nd, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks a lot for the scans!

That RS reporter is so stupid! I'm sure he's to blame for Tom not wanting to do interviews for a long time and that's unforgivable! He was probably jealous of Tom's beauty and accomplishments and it shows.

I won't watch the SV premiere until I read what some of my friends think of it. I want to be prepared if the worst comes to pass!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 22nd, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know what that reporter's problem was, but a lot of his questions were inappropriate, and his attitude was worse. I'm sure he wishes everyone were like Michael, with no filter, so he could have lots of provocative interviews. It's gratifying to see that both Tom and Kristin didn't sink to his level, and acted polite and professional. I give KK a lot of credit for not letting him intimidate her, especially since she was so young at the time.

But I love the pics! :)
audrey229 From: audrey229 Date: September 22nd, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for posting this!

I agree that the interviewer for Rolling Stone was horrible and rude.

I cringe when I read the interview because I'm sure Tom and Kristin were uncomfortable when it came out. (I'm not sure how uncomfortable Michael gets about anything so I'm not quite sure what he thought.)

But I will say that there are a few instances in that interview that still endear me to Tom Welling to this day.

When Tom says that Kristin is "a unique soul" and when the interviewer says that he says that he has a "very special woman" in his life....I just think to myself....is this guy an alien? I mean that as a compliment. That's just not the normal vernacular of a 24 year old man. How many 24 year old men speak with such thoughtfulness like that and would think to call a young woman a "unique soul?" I remember reading that interview when I was in college and looking around at all the guys I knew and thinking that I would probably die if I heard one of them speak about a woman like that. LOL I just think Tom is such a unique person. I think people have had differing opinions over the years about his constant desire for privacy. Some people are more understanding about it than others so I'm not trying to discuss that. But I think people would be hard pressed to say that he's not an interesting person.

Thanks for the tidbits! Cannot wait to see Lindsay on Smallville! I wish she could share scenes with Justin but I'm happy to see her share scenes with Tom!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 22nd, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I noticed the same things about Tom, especially what he said about Jamie. He really is such a special man, and although of course it's not my place to do so, I feel so protective of him when people treat him badly because they're not getting what they want from him, like this reporter.

I've only seen Lindsay in interviews and in Brawn and Glamour, but she seems like a lot of fun. It's so cool that she has a chance to act on the show before it's over.
bananabehr From: bananabehr Date: September 22nd, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
IS IT FRIDAY YET?!?!?! *flails more*

I love premiere week.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 22nd, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am completely overwhelmed. I'm already about a gazillion shows behind. But I do love the excitement of anticipating my returning favorites!

Ooh, I like your icon!
cbrownjc From: cbrownjc Date: September 22nd, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that shot of the crowd applauding in the SPACE promo. Love it. Because it's just so - well, Superman.

That and, of course, because the crowd does it in response to the Atlas moment with the DP globe, which is one of the few things I did like from Superman Returns, even if it was a heavy handed metaphor. It just seems more powerful to me to see Tom's Clark/Superman do this because I've got to see him come so far in his life to this point.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 22nd, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love it, too, and it does make me hopeful that Supergirl won't be what I've been fearing. That's my Superman, and he doesn't need anyone to show him anything!
chris_43 From: chris_43 Date: September 23rd, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for the great scans, Trisha! You're so generous with sharing. I've never read the Rolling Stones interview it in it's entirely and even though it's disappointing how this interviewer presented things (*shakes head*), I enjoyed the "unique soul", comment for Kristin and "a very special woman" in his life. Hearing things like that from Tom makes me think of how Mairzee Almas said how Tom loves women. His comment about Kristin and reference toward Jamie, makes me think that he understands or connects with women at a different level than some.
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: September 24th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why does ComicChloe look so cranky? Boo!

I'm excited for the Hartley family reunion on Smallville. They're so adorable!!

OMG!!! It premieres TONIGHT!!!
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