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Casting News: Anne Hathaway to Guest on 'Glee,' Marissa Jaret Winokur Leaves 'The Talk' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 18th 2011 5:00PM
Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway must've made a good impression on 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy at the Golden Globes this weekend, because he's already confirmed she will appear on the award-winning show this season and that he liked the character idea she pitched.

"She created her own character, and we ran into her, and I said 'Really?' and she said 'Yes!' so we're going to do that," Murphy told E! Online. "We love her."

Executive producer Brad Falchuck added, "[With] someone like her, it's sort of hard to say no!"

In other casting news ...

Lily's sister will still drop by 'Gossip Girl,' but she'll be played by a different actress. Illeana Douglas, who had previously been cast in the part, had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. The character is in the midst of being recast. [TVLine]

'The Talk' has been on the air for less than five months, but it's already losing a cast member. Marissa Jaret Winokur announced she was leaving the CBS daytime show to work on her own projects, including developing a cable show and launching a clothing line. [People]

The main character on NBC's 'The Chase' is getting a father. He'll be played by William Frost, who also played the ill-fated father of a lead on CBS's 'Hawaii Five-0' earlier this season. [TV Guide]



'Life Unexpected' love interest Austin Butler is showing off his bad boy streak. The actor will play a Manhattan prep school student-turned-murder suspect on an upcoming episode of 'CSI: NY.' [TVLine]

Derek Hough will dance his way onto the ABC sitcom 'Better With You.' The 'Dancing With the Stars' pro will play a dance teacher named Phillip. [TV Guide]

'The Cape' is getting two new bad guys. 'The Unit' star Michael Irby will play Pokerface (no relation to the Lady Gaga song) in a recurring role, while Lil Romeo has signed on as gangster Lil' Z. [TVLine]

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bleave

Love Anne, but I am SO SICK of the show being all about Kurt. Why does he need 500 people to help him adjust to being gay? Who has that much support whether straight or gay as a teen? Get real. The whole show is about his sexuality and though I have gay friends and family, this storyline is boring me to tears. Enough of Kurt and enough with his family members. How about we get to know some of the REST of the cast, huh, Ryan? Remember them? Glee club?

I miss what the show used to be. Season 2 is terrible and it's all about stunt celeb casting. Kurt used to be my favorite character and now he just annoys me.

Even the music blows this year.

January 18 2011 at 8:37 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Brad456

I love Anne Hathaway, I well be watching glee just to see her.

January 18 2011 at 6:14 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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