Friday, August 25, 2000

98 brothers hip to be a 'Square'

They join other teen stars on game show

By John Kiesewetter
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Cincinnati brothers Nick and Drew Lachey from 98 share a square on Hollywood Squares Sept. 4-8 (7:30 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

[photo] Cincinnati brothers Nick and Drew Lachey tape “Hollywood Squares”
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        The Cincinnati quartet, which appears on the cover of the September Teen People magazine, is participating in “Teen People week” on the game show.

        Also scheduled to appear: singers Chris Kirkpatrick ('N Sync), Jessica Simpson, Tyrese, Hoku, Vitamin C, and Mark McGrath and Rodney Sheppard of Sugar Ray.

        They will be joined by actors Rachel Leigh Cook, Jonathan Jackson, Richard “Lee” Jackson and Mila Kunis.

        A few weeks later, the four finalists from CBS' Survivor will spend a week on Hollywood Squares. They're scheduled for the week of Sept. 25.

        Life after Livia: HBO executives aren't saying exactly how The Sopranos will deal with the death of actress Nancy Marchand, who played mob matriarch Livia Soprano on the hit drama.

        Ms. Marchand, 71, died of lung cancer on June 18.

        “I'm not going to talk about that because obviously, that's giving away a little too much,” says Chris Albrecht, HBO president for original programming.

        “It's a terrible loss for the show, but the show will deal with it in real terms,” he says. “The spectre of Livia will be very alive within the show, not only in the physical plot lines, but also in the psyche of (her son) Tony,” played by Emmy nominee James Gandolfini.

        Ms. Marchand was nominated for a best supporting actress in a drama series July 20 for the second consecutive year. She won four Emmys for her role on Lou Grant.

        Doctor's visit: Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Good Morning America medical correspondent, will be the featured speaker at the Healthy Journeys symposium, 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Cost: $15. To register call the TriHealth HealthLine, 475-4500.

        Norris leaves: WXIX-TV weekend weatherman Steve Norris has left Channel 19. His contract was not renewed. The station is looking for a weather reporter.

        Q102 news: Boston DJ Danny Meyers has been hired by WKRQ-FM (101.9) to anchor the Q102 Morning Show, which has been a revolving door for years.

        Brian Douglas, who has filled in since Bruce “Dr.” Maimes was fired in March, will assume other duties.

        Mr. Meyers began his career at WNTQ-FM in Syracuse, N.Y. He also has worked for WPLJ-FM in New York and WQSX-FM in Boston.

        He was hired by Tommy Frank, who was named program director in July replacing Mike Marino. Mr. Frank has worked at stations in Syracuse and Atlantic City.

        Long quits: Butler County newsman Bob Long has resigned his part-time position as morning host on Hamilton's WMOH-AM (1450) to teach at Miami University. He was news director at Miami's WMUB-FM for 15 years before joining WMOH-AM in 1998.

        Presidential bash: Saturday Night Live repeats its best political satires in a prime-time Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash special 9 p.m. Oct. 29, 10 days before the election. It will include spoofs of Gerald Ford (Chevy Chase), George Bush (Dana Carvey), Bob Dole (Norm Macdonald), Bill Clinton (Darrell Hammond) and Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon (Dan Aykroyd).

        Road show: Late Night with Conan O'Brien again will travel from New York to broadcast from Johnny Carson's old NBC studio in Burbank, Calif., for a week during November sweeps. No road trips are planned for Jay Leno's Tonight Show, because they're too expensive, says a NBC executive.


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