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July 23, 2014

Katie Stevens on Prepping for the 'American Idol' Tour and College

Katie Stevens wowed the judges during the early rounds of 'American Idol' season 9, and after Hollywood Week, Kara DioGuardi was ready to peg her as the "potential winner." Unfortunately for Katie, things didn't quite work out as Kara predicted; she was eliminated during the Top 9 reboot, alongside Andrew Garcia. (Read our interview with Andrew here.) Still, Katie made a lasting impression...

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MSNBC Developing 10PM Show for Lawrence O'Donnell

According to a press release, MSNBC is developing a new 10PM show that will star actor/writer Lawrence O'Donnell ('Big Love'). In a statement released today, O'Donnell, who has been a political analyst for MSNBC for over 10 years, said, "I've had a part-time job at MSNBC for 14 years. Now that the network and I have gotten to know each other, I'm thrilled to be going full time." "Lawrence...

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TV Casting: Gabrielle Union Joins 'Army Wives' Spinoff; Jake Pavelka Books 'Drop Dead Diva'

Gabrielle Union has enlisted in Lifetime's upcoming 'Army Wives' spinoff. She'll play Det. Gina Holt, who partners with Brigid Brannagh's Pamela Moran when Pamela returns to her old job -- this time, with the Atlanta police department. The spinoff will debut as an "embedded pilot" later this season. [Live Feed] More casting news after the jump....

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'Idol' Alum Jason Castro to Guest on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Jason Castro is about to make a 'Bold' move: The former 'American Idol' contestant will guest on a July episode of 'The Bold and the Beautiful,' according to EW.com's Hollywood Insider. He'll play himself in the episode, during which he'll perform his new single, 'Love Uncompromised.' Castro, who garnered a slew of fans after his performance of 'Hallelujah,' was a fourth-place finisher on...

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TV Casting: John Stamos to Guest on 'Glee'

Have mercy: According to an exclusive report from the Ausiello Files, 'Full House' and 'General Hospital' alum John Stamos is in talks to become the latest guest star on the award-winning mega-hit 'Glee.' If all goes well, he'd play Emma's (Jayma Mays) dentist, whom she is dating. Stamos recently appeared on Broadway as the lead in 'Bye Bye Birdie.' [Ausiello Files] UPDATE: This has since been...

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Katy Perry to Host 2010 Teen Choice Awards

Singing sensation Katy Perry will host the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, the Live Feed has confirmed. According to the report, Perry, who performed Sunday at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, will host and perform at the show, which airs Aug. 9 on Fox. Nominations will be announced at a later date. Perry, who is engaged to 'Get Him to the Greek' star Russell Brand, rose to fame in 2008 with...

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Ratings Dip for MTV Movie Awards

Ratings for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards fell 13 percent from last year amidst strong competition, according to the Live Feed. Sunday night's telecast drew 4.6 million viewers, down from last year's 5.3 million viewers, the show's highest tune-in in five years. Across MTV, MTV2 and VH1, the show reportedly attracted 16.4 million viewers overall, up 2 percent, though the Live Feed says that is...

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Julia Stiles Joins 'Dexter'

Julia Stiles will co-star in 'Dexter' season 5, Showtime confirmed today in a press release. She'll play a "mysterious young woman who forms a unique relationship" with the titular character, played by Golden Globe and SAG-winning actor Michael C. Hall. According to the release, Stiles will appear in 10 episodes, with an official premiere date yet to be announced. 'Dexter' season 5 returns...

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'Simon & Simon' Actor Eddie Barth Dead at 78

Eddie Barth, who played rival detective Myron Fowler on the detective series 'Simon & Simon,' died May 28 of heart failure, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. He was 78. According to the report, Barth died at his home in Los Angeles. In addition to 'Simon & Simon,' on which he appeared in 38 episodes, Barth acted on a number of famous television shows throughout his career, from...

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'Plain Jane' to Premiere July 28

According to EW.com, the CW has set a July 28 premiere date for its new reality series 'Plain Jane.' Louise Roe ('Fashion Police: The 2009 Grammy Awards') will host the series, which will transform one "Jane" per episode. Allison Grodner ('Big Brother'), Rich Meehan ('Big Brother') and Amy Palmer ('You're Cut Off') for Fly on the Wall Entertainment will serve as executive producers. 'Plain...

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