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by Cindy Elavsky

I love the character of Jan Levinsonon “The Office.” Will she be back anytimesoon? — Meghan P., via e-mailI recently spoke with Melora Hardin,who plays Levinson, about all of herupcoming projects, including HannahMontana: The Movie and 17 Again.Asked about “The Office,” she assuredme that “while I won’t be filming anymore scenes this season, next season Iwill be there.”During her break from “The Office” thispast winter, Melora was treading theboards on Broadway as Roxie Hart in“Chicago.” Melora describes that experienceas “absolutely a dream cometrue. To be able to use all those thingsI’ve been honing my whole life was sowonderful. I’ve been dancing since Iwas 5, acting professionally since I was6 and singing my whole life, so it waspretty neat for all those things to culminate.To get to do it all at once withsuch an amazing character as Roxie,and in such a great production withsuch lovely people, was really quite awonderful experience.”***I was thinking about an older sitcomthe other day, which starred KellyRipa and Faith Ford. What was thename of it, and can I find it on DVD?— Jennie J., Port Charlotte, Fla.The show you are thinking about is“Hope & Faith.” It ran for three seasons(from 2003 to 2006) on ABC, and itcentered on the life of two sisters: Hope(Faith Ford), a down-to-earth wife andmother living in Glen Falls, Ohio, andFaith (Kelly Ripa), a former soap-operaactress who moves in with her sisterwhen her character is killed off on hershow, called “The Sacred and the Sinful.”The sitcom was created by real-lifesoap-opera actress, Joanna Johnson,who loosely based the story on her ownexperiences working on “The Bold andthe Beautiful.” “Hope & Faith, Season 1”was just released on DVD, and can befound online and at local retail stores.***I have been hearing the rumors formonths and want to know if it’s true:Will there be a sequel to the Sex andthe City movie? —A Reader, via emailIt has finally been confirmed that Carrieand the girls will be back for anothermovie based on the popular hit HBOseries. Expect the Sex and the City sequelto hit theaters on May 28, 2010.***
I recently saw the movie The Notebookon TV and thought that JamesGarner and Gena Rowlands werewonderful. I also really liked the performancesof the actors who playedtheir characters when they wereyounger. Can you tell me anythingabout them? — Virginia O., Fort Myers,Fla.Ryan Gosling, 29, and Rachel McAdams,31, portrayed the younger versionsof Noah and Allie. Ryan and Rachelhave been an on-again/off-againcouple since filming The Notebook backin 2004. (Currently, they appear to be“off.”)Have a question for Cindy? E-mail herat letters@cindyelavsky.com, or writeto her in care of King Features WeeklyService, PO Box 536475, Orlando, FL32853-6475.Copyright 2009 King Features Syndicate

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