The Post-Gazette’s Rob Owen knew his name was going to be here this morning and the reason he knew that is that he got very smartypants and put two, yes TWO, of my self-united husbands in his column today. Surefire PittGirl shout-out.
First, let’s get my brainylove Matt out of the way.
Matt Lamanna, assistant curator of vertebrate paleontology at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will be featured on History Channel’s “Evolve: Flight” (10 p.m. Tuesday)
So, you know, set those Tivos, Burghers and watch it with me.
Now, the juicy stuff is of course about my first and bestest husband and my future best friend and coffee companion David Conrad:
“Ghost Whisperer” spoiler alert: Entertainment Weekly reports that Pittsburgh native David Conrad will finally get something to do on the CBS series, but only after his character is killed off. Presumably he’ll stick around to haunt Jennifer Love Hewitt
1. When I had lunch with David Conrad (SHUT UP, PITTGIRL! There, I said it for you.) I told him in no uncertain terms that I never watched Relativity, that was Tina Fey’s obsession, that I never caught a single episode of Miss Match, because I have no excuse, and that I have only watched a smattering of minutes of The Ghost Whisperer, because that show gives me epic heebie jeebies.
HOWEVER, the chance to watch Sir Conrad actually use his massive chops of acting and get to emote and bleed and DIE?! Oh, heck yes. I’ll be watching.
I want to see pain. I want to tears. I want to see Jennifer Love Hewitt rip his shirt asunder in grief. (Boys, you may substitute “his” with “her” if you so desire.)
Make it happen.
2. Do not freak out. In the first season of Ghost Whisperer in several interviews, David himself indicated that he expected eventually his character would be killed so that he could become a ghost. In fact, my sense was that David was actually looking forward to that happening because it would keep things interesting on his part, because you’ve got to believe that a Julliard-trained Shakespearean actor working on a television drama leaves challenges to be desired.
Remember, this is Ghost Whisperer, people. It’s highly unlikely that Jim’s death will mark the end of Conrad’s GW run (see also: sassy Talk Soup lady). But how long will he be sticking around and in what capacity? God only knows.
Bottom line: If you only watch GW for “those special moments when he actually gets to do something, like wear a wifebeater to bed,” don’t freak out. At least not until I tell you to freak out.
Okay, time to freak out.
3. If at some point prior to the series’ actual end David Conrad’s Jim goes to the white light forevermore and is written off from the series to never again gaze longingly upon the ample cleavage of Jennifer Love Hewitt … do not cry for David Conrad. He has way too much talent for screen and stage to ever be idle. And also, way too much hotness. Did I mention the hotness?
He’ll be fine.