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Matt Damon, Christine Lahti Returning to NBC Shows

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 26th 2010 3:00PM
Matt DamonIs Liz Lemon finally getting lucky in love? 'The View' co-host and frequent '30 Rock' guest star Sherri Shepherd tweeted that she was on set of the NBC comedy with Matt Damon and Tina Fey.

"OMG!! I'm on set @30 Rock next to Tina Fey & MATT DAMON is sitting behind me! I went over & said hi - think I just got pregnant! Jamal Damon," Shepherd said on Twitter.

Damon appeared in the season 4 finale as Carol, a pilot who connects with Fey's character Liz Lemon.

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Britney and Brittany: Spears Dances with 'Glee' Cheerio

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 20th 2010 12:00PM

Britney Spears Spears posted a photo to her Twitter account on Thursday, showing her and 'Glee' star Heather Morris, as Brittany, performing a recreation of Spears' famous collaboration with Madonna on the song 'Me Against the Music.'

As if you weren't already excited about that all-Britney episode of 'Glee' in the show's second season, the singer has revealed some specifics that suggest it's going to be even more awesome than you thought!

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Halle Berry and Paul Rudd to Guest Star on 'The Simpsons'

by Ryan McKee, posted Jul 26th 2010 11:30AM
Halle Berry is about to join a hallowed group that includes Mel Gibson, Kim Basinger and Michael Moore: Oscar-Winning guest stars on 'The Simpsons.'

Executive producer Al Jean recently confirmed an episode airing in early 2011 will feature the 'Monster's Ball' actress presenting at the Academy Awards. Bart and Homer are there as nominees for their animated short based on Bart's cartoon web series 'Angry Dad.'

"It's a bit of a satire of the different Oscar acceptances where two people clearly race to the stage to get there first," says Jean. "Homer and Bart are fighting to be the one that accepts."

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Jon Hamm, Mark Zuckerberg to Guest Star on 'The Simpsons'

by Kim Potts, posted Jul 22nd 2010 11:00AM
Jon Hamm, Mad Men'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm is playing an FBI agent and Facebook co-creator Mark Zuckerberg is playing, well, himself, as the two are the latest celebs to turn yellow, as guest stars on the upcoming 22nd season of 'The Simpsons.'

Hamm, who's already dropped his uber-serious Don Draper persona to make hilarious guest appearances on '30 Rock' and as a 'Saturday Night Live' host, will drop in for a December episode called 'Donnie Fatso,' playing an FBI supervisor who works with Homer when papa Simpson goes undercover as a prison informant and worms his way into mobster Fat Tony's (Joe Mantegna) crew.

'Simpsons' executive producer Al Jean tells EW.com that Hamm's character will be completely un-Draper-y, with nary a 'Mad Men' reference in the episode.

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Olivia Munn Continues World Conquest, Will Guest Star on 'Chuck'

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 20th 2010 6:30PM
Olivia Munn to guest star on 'Chuck'Add 'Chuck' to Olivia Munn's burgeoning TV credits. Munn is already co-host of G4's 'Attack of the Show,' a regular 'Daily Show' correspondent and a cast member of the midseason sitcom 'Perfect Couples.'

Now The Ausiello Files on EW.com is reporting she will guest star in the season four premiere of 'Chuck' Sept.20 on NBC. She'll play a C.I.A. agent who "intimidates and schools Chuck and Morgan."

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Joan Cusack to Guest on 'Law & Order: SVU'

by Anna Dimond, posted Jul 9th 2010 6:52PM
Detectives Stabler and Benson better brace themselves, because there's an A-list suspect who's about to make their list. Joan Cusack is set to guest star on 'Law & Order: SVU,' according to OMG.

The two-time Oscar nominee will play the mother of a girl who had gone missing years before. But when a second daughter disappears, her story suddenly seems questionable -- and she becomes the center of the detectives' investigation.

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William Baldwin Talks New Role on 'Gossip Girl'

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 26th 2010 2:00PM
William BaldwinThe search for Serena's father is officially over.

After being MIA for nearly three seasons, 'Gossip Girl''s William van der Woodsen (played by William Baldwin) makes a surprise visit on the Upper East Side tonight, where he's reunited with Serena, Eric and -- wait for it -- Lily's current husband, Rufus.

How does his long-awaited reunion with Serena go? What trouble might he have in store for Rufus? And what happens when Eric comes out of the closet?

In an exclusive interview, Baldwin spoke to TV Squad to give us the rundown on his three-episode arc, which begins tonight at 9PM ET on the CW.

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Jaclyn Smith to Guest on 'Law & Order: SVU'

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 21st 2010 10:03AM
jaclyn_smith_headshot_tiltedWhen it comes to guest stars, few shows do it as well as NBC's 'Law & Order: SVU.' The past few years the Emmy-winners in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category have come from actors who've visited the show, including Leslie Caron, Ellen Burstyn, Cynthia Nixon and Amanda Plummer. That said, one of 'Charlie's Angels' may need to make some room on her bookshelf for a trophy.

Perhaps that's jumping the gun, but it's still promising to hear that Jaclyn Smith will do a guest turn on 'Law & Order: SVU.' The actress, who'll never be more famous than she was as Kelly Garrett, one of the original 'Charlie's Angels,' gets to appear on the NBC show as a former police officer.

That's pretty ironic, too, because the whole twist about the 'Angels' is that they were frustrated as policewomen and Charlie plucked them out of going-nowhere careers fling papers and writing tickets to make them professional, private detectives in the thick of the action.

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Lisa Kudrow Talks 'Cougar Town,' Botox and 'Web Therapy'

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 6th 2010 9:00AM
Best known as ditzy blonde Phoebe Buffay on seminal sitcom 'Friends,' Lisa Kudrow has continued her post-'Friends' career not only in popular films ('P.S. I Love You,' 'Powder Blue') but also taking on production and development roles, first with the short-lived HBO show 'The Comeback' and now with an online series called 'Web Therapy.'

Kudrow pulled in her old friend Courteney Cox for a guest spot on 'Web Therapy' and now she's returning the favor by appearing on 'Cougar Town' this week. Kudrow plays Dr. Amy Evans, a dermatologist who gives Jules Cobb a hard time about her decision to try and look younger.

Inside TV talked to Kudrow about 'Web Therapy,' producing shows and working with her 'Friend' again.

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Country Stars Who Act on TV

by Daniel Frankel, posted Dec 4th 2009 4:20PM
Singer Trace Adkins has been brought onto the cast of 'Tough Trade,' 'Nashville,' adding a little authenticity to the drama about a Nashville music dynasty currently under development by fledgling premium cable channel Epix, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Adkins, who has sold more than 10 million albums, has plenty of TV experience already, having been the runner-up on the first season of NBC's 'The Celebrity Apprentice.' He's also done guest spots on 'Yes, Dear' and 'King of the Hill.'

For his part, however, Adkins is only the latest country music performer to try his hand at TV acting, with trio Rascal Flatts signing on to appear on 'CSI' later this season.

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Gina Torres Biting Into 'Vampire Diaries'

by Scott Harris, posted Nov 16th 2009 2:20PM
The blood suckers on 'The Vampire Diaries' are about to get an infusion -- of cool.

According to Comcast, geek queen Gina Torres will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of The CW's freshman vampire drama as a witch named Bree who has a bit of a history with Ian Somerhalder's devilish vampire Damon.

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Melissa George Joins the 'Lie to Me' Guest Star-apalooza

by Nicholas White, posted Nov 10th 2009 6:00PM
'Lie to Me' is putting together one of the best casts of recur and guest stars of any two-season-old TV show.

Veteran TV and movie actor Melissa George will star on Fox's 'Lie to Me' as a recurring character later this season, Entertainment Weekly reports. She comes off turns on 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'In Treatment,' the latter for which she received a 2008 Golden Globe nomination.

George will play an "Anna Nicole Smith-type" character named Clara Martin, the widow of a murdered billionaire that takes over her husband's business empire.

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Sister Act: Zooey Deschanel to Guest Star on 'Bones'

by Scott Harris, posted Oct 30th 2009 2:00PM
Zoey and Emily DeschanelFor most people, the holidays are a time for family rituals. Decorating the Christmas tree. Lighting the menorah. Solving a gruesome murder.

OK, maybe that's not part of most family holidays, but that's exactly what 'Bones' has in store for fans this year, as Fox has announced Zooey Deschanel will be a special guest star for this year's holiday episode. Zooey, who has appeared in numerous films such as '500 Days of Summer' and 'Elf', will team up with her sister, 'Bones' star Emily Deschanel, for the first time on screen.

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Rumer Willis Returns as Lesbian on '90210' to Romance ... Spoiler Alert!

by Scott Harris, posted Oct 29th 2009 4:30PM
Rumer WillisWe hate to be the one to start a Rumer, but here's one we'll pass along: Rumer Willis, whose lesbian character Gia made a couple blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearances on '90210' earlier this season, will be returning in a major way -- for a romance with a main (and straight) character.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Gia, who works on the school newspaper, will be hooking up with teen mom and fellow journalist Adrianna, played by Jessica Lowndes. Though to hear the producers tell it, this won't be just a simple sweeps week hook-up.

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Basketball Player Pau Gasol Guest Starring on 'CSI: Miami'

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 28th 2009 4:30PM
Pau Gasol, Los Angeles LakersHoratio Caine won't have to look very hard to find find one person of interest in an upcoming investigation on 'CSI: Miami.' At 7-feet tall, two-time NBA All-Star Pau Gasol stands out in almost any crowd.

The Los Angeles Lakers center and power forward makes his acting return to television alongside David Caruso's Caine in the November 16 episode of CBS' hit series. He last appeared on an episode of 'Numb3rs' with teammate Jordan Farmar.

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