Load Heat

We’ve had our eye on this week’s hottie for a long time. Since about 1997, to be exact.  Julie Benz spun a bit part as the first vampire to appear on Buffy the Vampire Slayer into a recurring role on that series, and its spinoff, Angel. That role got Julie noticed in other circles. She’s done the usual guest starring roles on CSI and NCIS. And for 48 episodes, she’s played Rita, the girlfriend of Dexter (don’t tell me how she left the show, I haven’t seen it yet).