SOURCE: Dear Abby

November 16, 2006 13:21 ET

Dear Abby to Appear on NBC's "Extra" Friday, Nov. 17

World's Most Famous Advice Columnist Answers Questions From Some of Hollywood's Hottest Stars

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2006 -- Dear Abby, the most widely syndicated columnist in the world, will make her first appearance on NBC's "Extra" television show this Friday, Nov. 17 (check your local listings for air time). Abby, who is known to millions for her sound and compassionate advice, will answer questions from such recognized celebrities as Halle Berry, Will Ferrell, Dana Delany, Lisa Ling, and others. "I am thrilled to be on 'Extra,' and offer advice to such well-known personalities. Now people can see that celebrities' problems are the same as everyone else's. Just because they are famous and rich doesn't mean that they don't need guidance," said Abby.

Questions from the celebs range from personal to humorous. Halle Berry asks Abby how to stay married, Will Ferrell wants to know how to become more organized at home, and Dana Delany asks how to find the man who has everything. Abby, whose column appears in more than 1,400 newspapers worldwide, addresses these questions with the same candor and humor for which she is famous. "Celebrities will get the same straight-from-the-shoulder advice I give to my readers daily," explained Abby. "If they ask, I happily respond."

Dear Abby, a resident of Los Angeles, Calif., has a daily readership of more than 110 million people. She receives more than 10,000 letters and e-mails per week and more than 80 percent of the correspondence she receives comes from readers between 18 and 49. Dear Abby® is represented by the William Morris Agency.

Founded in 1898, the William Morris Agency is the leading talent and literary agency in the world, with principal offices in New York, Beverly Hills, Nashville, London, Miami Beach, and Shanghai, China. The Agency represents clients in all segments of the entertainment industry, including Motion Pictures, Television, Music and Personal Appearances, Broadway Theatre and Theatrical Touring, Book Publishing, Commercials, Sports Marketing and Corporate Consulting.

"Extra," which is in its 13th season, is led by co-hosts Dayna Devon and Mark McGrath. It originates in Glendale, Calif., and has a fully staffed bureau in New York and a new bureau in Las Vegas. The show offers a half-hour edition every weekday and an original hour-long weekend installment. Seen in more than 95 percent of the country, "Extra" airs on major market affiliates, including key NBC television owned and operated stations throughout the US. "Extra" is produced by Time Telepictures Productions and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. For more information on "Extra," go to

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