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BuddyTV’s Sexiest Woman of 2010

Guess who made the #1? I couldn’t agree more!

#1 Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck
As Sarah Walker

Check out the entire list here.

Chuck Viewing Party

NBC has teamed up with PHILO to host a Monday night viewing party and to help put Chuck onto an upcoming cover of TV Guide Magazine.

We’re giving away 3 DVD Box Sets of Chuck: The Complete First Season to say thanks!

To Vote For Chuck on TV Guide:

1. Go to and vote for Chuck! Voting is open until November 1st and the wining show will be on the December 13th cover of TV Guide.

To Enter to Win a DVD Box Set:
1. Check-in to Chuck using the big yellow “Tune-In” button above (sign-up required if not a PHILO user).
2. Comment to the Philo activity feed. Every comment you also push to Facebook and/or Twitter will count as an additional entry. Contest is open until November 1st.
For complete rules read Terms & Conditions.

Source: Philo – Chuck

‘Chuck’ Set’s Littlest Stars? Two Rescue Dogs

Yvonne Strahovski’s two dogs never leave her side.

During a recent car ride in Los Angeles, they were sitting on the actress’s lap, and when Strahovski started shooting the fourth season of Chuck, the pooches were hanging out on set, relaxing in her trailer.

Strahovski, who plays secret agent Sarah Walker on the show, loves bringing the rescued dogs to work with her, and in between scenes, she goes for walks with them, or lets them play with the cast and crew.

“It’s nice because I work for so many hours on the show,” she tells “Everyone on set is really great with them. They’re cute animals! How can you not like them?”

It was a cute face that Strahovski fell for a little over two years ago, when she was browsing for a dog to adopt and saw the one she would eventually adopt, a miniature collie-spaniel mix named Chazzie. Working with the rescue organization, California’s Ken-Mar Rescue, Strahovski brought home her first-ever dog, and they’ve been attached at the hip ever since.

“He had already been adopted out when I first inquired, but the person who had him couldn’t afford the dog anymore,” she says. “He’s bonded so many times with so many people and been rejected and given back so many times that he expects me to do the same thing. But you can’t really tell a dog, ‘Don’t worry, you’re going to be here forever.'”

A while later, Strahovski adopted a second dog, Wilbur, to be a companion for Chazzie. Though she suspects Wilbur was abused by children in the past, now he and Chazzie are best friends, and they love playing with each other. They have a nightly performance routine in which they play fight with each other and rumble all through the house.

Wilbur and Chazzie, on top of getting to follow Strahovski to her glamorous TV set, are also the beneficiaries of her culinary gifts.

“Every couple of weeks, I cook up a big pot full of chicken, sweet potato, broccoli and carrots,” Strahovski says. “It turns into this big stew thing, and they get that every morning and night mixed with some kibble. They’re super healthy and super fit because they come hiking with me all the time!”

Sadly, the pooches won’t get to join Mom this Saturday, when she will be the special guest at Ken-Mar Rescue’s tennis tournament. Strahovski considers it amusing that she’ll be watching over the charity games, as she’s not a very skilled tennis player.

“I haven’t played since high school, so I’m kind of crappy,” she says. “I wish I was better at it, but I’d probably lose within the first game.”


Teen Choice Awards Nominations

The 2010 Teen Choice Awards nominees are out and Yvonne and “Chuck” are among the nominees!

Choice TV Actress: Action
Gabrielle Anwar, “Burn Notice”
Mary Lynn Rajskub, “24”
Daniela Ruah, “NCIS: Los Angeles”
Katee Sackhoff, “24”
Yvonne Strahovski, “Chuck”

Choice TV Show: Action
“Burn Notice”
“Human Target”
“NCIS: Los Angeles”

Yvonne’s co-star Zachary Levi was also nominated, you can view the full list here.

NBC officially confirms ‘CHUCK’ renewal!

Last night Ausiello posted in his blog that Chuck’s renewal was sorta official.

Woo-to-the-hoo! As I predicted, NBC has indeed done the right thing and picked Chuck up for a 13-episode fourth season! A network rep declined to comment.

Today NBC officially announced that it had renewed action-comedy Chuck for a fourth season of thirteen episodes, landing it a spot on the 2010-11 schedule at the Peacock.

“Chuck has proven its enduring appeal and we love the new creative direction that Josh and Chris have taken the show,” said Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios, in a statement.

Source: Televionary Blog

Yvonne to star in remake of ‘The Killer Elite’

The Herald Sun has published an online exclusive interview with Underbelly star Firass Dirani where he talks about his latest movie role in The Killer Elite and it says Yvonne is also cast in that movie.

Dirani has been cast in the big action budget flick, The Killer Elite, with British actors Clive Owen and Jason Statham.

“To be part of this ensemble, and actors of that calibre, is phenomenal,” Dirani said.

“I’m still riding on the back of Underbelly.

“So, for me, this is a brand new world. If it gets me out there, so be it.”

Dirani, recently named Cleo Bachelor of the Year, is keen to show his rising star has staying power. “I’m getting a bit of flak about having my 15 minutes of fame. Some critics think I got lucky with Underbelly.”

Australian actors Yvonne Strahovski, sexy star of Chuck, and Dominic Purcell, of Prison Break, have also been cast in Killer Elite.

Strahovski will play Statham’s love interest.

The film’s executive producer, Christopher Mapp, says the roles will take Strahovski and Dirani to the big time.

“This will introduce Yvonne and Firass in a big way,” Mapp said.

“This is a big film with a big budget and a super cast. It will get great attention around the world.”

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