Q: Why isn’t Matt Damon going to be in the fourth Bourne movie? He did such a good job in the first three, it’s hard to imagine another actor in that role. — Louise Everett, Marysville, Wash.
A: Consider the physical regimen required for the part, then the rough-andtumble nature of the filming itself, and we can’t say that we’d point any fingers at Damon for choosing to sit out the next installment. By now, any performer who takes over the role pretty much knows what he’s in for; apparently, the actor chosen to succeed Damon in The Bourne Legacy (as another character) is Jeremy Renner, Oscar-nominated for The Hurt Locker and The Town.
Q: Can you tell me what happened to Major Garrett of Fox News? He has disappeared from the network. — Michelle Hayes, Boynton Beach
A: Yes, he has, since he has gravitated toward print journalism. Last September, he left Fox — after eight years, following his stint with CNN — to become a congressional correspondent for National Journal. There’s still a Garrett family presence at Fox News, however; his wife, Julie Kirtz, remains a correspondent there.
Q: When is Drop Dead Diva going to be showing its first episode of the new season? — Amanda Clark, Hartsell, Ala.
A: It’ll be June 19 ... the date specified just in the nick of time to make this column. Among things to look forward to in the third round of the Lifetime series: guest star turns by Wanda Sykes, Howard Hesseman ( WKRP in Cincinnati) and actor-director Tony Goldwyn ( Ghost, Conviction); more musical numbers; and a wedding fairly early in the season.
Q: I have been watching reruns of All in the Family. What is the line that follows “Everybody pulled his weight”? — Robert Shaw, Port Orange
A: “Gee, our old LaSalle ran great” — the LaSalle having been a car that was connected to Cadillac and marketed from 1927 to 1940 — is the lyric in question from the theme song Those Were the Days, which was created for the classic, often controversial CBS sitcom by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams.