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Published:July 13th, 2007 15:35 EST
Go Now w/Garrett Godwin - Episode 5

Go Now w/Garrett Godwin - Episode 5

By Garrett Godwin

It’s time to Go Now

What’s up?  How are you doing?  This is Garrett Godwin, and welcome to Go Now, where I give you the latest on the addictive world that all we know and love so much as the world of entertainment.  So, shall we?

General Hospital starts their Night Shift

Well, it is time to bring on the night, when General Hospital crosses over even more into primetime with Night Shift, SOAPnet’s first original series, featuring several of your fan favorites from the Emmy-winning daytime drama such as Jason Thompson and Kimberly McCullough, and Steve Burton and Rebecca Herbst. 

The series follows these Port Charles residents and several new characters on the happenings that go on beyond the day and during the evening.  Airing for thirteen episodes, it will be more standalone and not be connected with recent storylines coming from General Hospital.

Joining the Night Shift is both Mr. Colt 45 and Lando Calrissian himself Billy Dee Williams as the mysterious character named Toussaint, who works as a janitor at GH, but is describe as “a man with a haunted past".

General Hospital begins their Night Shift July 12 at 11pm on SOAPnet.

CBS declares Friday Jericho night

Starting July 6, CBS will start airing re-runs of Jericho, which has been renewed as a mid-season replacement thanks dedicated fans being “Nuts" over the series.

The series follows residents of a small town dealing with the aftermaths of a nuclear explosion.  Despite critical acclaim, its popularity online and initial good ratings in the beginning, it was originally cancelled in May due to declining ratings when returning from its fall hiatus.

But thanks to the dedicated support of loyal viewers, Jericho receives a grace period and will return for seven episodes.  CBS Entertainment President Nina Tessler states that while in re-runs, the show will also continue online until new episodes air next year.

Jericho will return this summer starting July 6 at 9pm, and season one will be out on DVD September 25.

Paris is free at last!

From TV

Well, it is time to break out the champagne and party – but maybe without the guest of honor.

The media, paparazzi, and fans were out in full force as heiress and reality superstar Paris Hilton was released from the Los Angeles Correctional Facility.  The 26-year-old was originally sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating her probation by driving drunk with a suspended license.  However, she served 22 days – including the day she spent at her home – and was released for good behavior.

Paris, who states that she’s found God and seen her wicked ways, decides to help others and change her life as well as the lives of others for the better.  She gave her first interview since her jail release on CNN’s Larry King Live, which receives its highest ratings in over two years.

For more on Paris Hilton, check out the latest issue of People Magazine in your local bookstores today.

The Chris Benoit case remains open

From Yahoo!:

ATLANTA: And the investigation into the possible double murder-suicide of Chris Benoit and his family continues when authorities stated that the pro wrestler allegedly suffocated his seven-year-old son, Daniel and placed a Bible next to him before using an exercise machine to hang himself.

Law enforcement officers said that the boy died Saturday, the day before Benoit, 40, also allegedly strangle his wife Nancy, 43, in the upstairs family room of their luxury rural home.  According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, another Bible was found next to her body.  All three bodies were found in separate rooms of the house next to Green Meadow Lane in Peachtree City. 

Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard describes this case as “Bizarre".

Law enforcement authorities said that steroids were found at the house, along with the bodies, wondering whether or not they played a factor into this.  However, the WWE defended their program of drug tests, and also stated Benoit was recently tested in April and passed.

Benoit was scheduled to appear at a pay-per-view title match, but according to the WWE, he couldn’t make it due to a “family emergency".

Born in Montreal, Canada, Benoit began his career in pro wrestling after moving to Calgary during the mid-80s under the late Stu Hart.  He then went pro with the New Japan Pro Wrestling before joining the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2000 as the “Canadian Crippler", whose signature moves included a flying headbutt, the triple German surplex and the “Crippler Crossface".

Well, that is all the time we have today.  I want to thank you for joining me.  And if you like what you hear so far, then check more at the Student Operated Press (SOP) at  And don’t forget to check out the lovely, beautiful, and talented Judyth Piazza on The American Perspective also at the SOP at

Well, I gotta Go Now.  This is Garrett Godwin fading out, so take care of yourself.

I’ll see you later.