Is Deanne Bell the next Kari Byron?

A few days ago I caught a promo for what I thought was a brand new show on the Discovery Channel: “Smash Lab”, which sounds like MythBusters without the pesky myths and non-explosive experiements that get in the way of the action.

And in the frenetic video that flashed by on the screen, I spotted a woman.

She’s Deanne Bell and, as an attractive not-quite-30-year-old, she’s hitting the exact same demographic that Kari did when she appeared on the scene.

The Smash Lab site says “new episodes” are coming, which implies that there were old episodes.  It seems Deanne was (is?) on PBS in “Design Squad”… but I haven’t heard of that one, either.

Has anyone else heard of this person?  Credentials seem impressive enough, as TV show hosts go.  I’m looking forward to catching my first Smash Lab episode in a couple weeks…

Official news: Richard Davis is divorced

Thanks to att.ention.net reader “RORY”, we have the official word (though I’ve yet to find it myself on the Charleston County site, but it looks official and the news is no surprise) that Richard C. Davis and Kim Davis are divorced:

Charleston County Court Records

Year: 2007 Type: DR Location: 10 Number: 004494

Plaintiff: DAVIS, RICHARD C. Defendant: DAVIS, KIMBERLY S.

Filing Code: DISSOLUSION OF MARRIAGE Disposition Code: FC DISPOSED OF BY TRIAL OR HEA
Filing Date: 11/29/2007 Disposition Date: 12/21/2007
Judge Code: JACK A LANDIS Disposition Type: 6

Event Desc: FINAL HEARING MIE File Number: n/a
Event Date: 12/21/2007 Date to MIE: n/a
Event Time: 0900 Date from MIE: n/a