New Girl, The New Normal and The Mindy Project are all back from their respective winter breaks with brand new episodes tonight. Halleloo. I need a good laugh today. To commemorate its return, I thought I’d share a picture of Allison Williams‘ (Girls) guest appearance on tonight’s show and breaking casting news of a major movie star heading to the FOX sitcom next month.
On the February 19 episode titled, “The One That Got Away,” we find our favorite gynecologist heroine reuniting with a former flame named Sam. The two reminisce about their time at Jewish summer camp (LOL) and begin to rekindle their summer teen romance. Rumor has it, Sam was her first kiss. Can’t you already hear one of Katy Perry’s songs playing in the background. Find out who’s playing Sam below. Here’s a hint. He’s played a super hero in a major motion picture in the past couple of years. Find out who below.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is one of the shows I should probably break up with. Fourteen seasons is a lot of time to invest on a drama. In my defense, it’s the only crime procedural I watch religiously. I never got into any of the CSIs, both NCIS series or other crime-solving franchises. That said, I’m really looking forward to Kevin Bacon’s The Following on FOX. That looks soooooo good.
Even though very little surprises me on the show anymore, there is something that keeps drawing me in. When Stabler (Christopher Meloni) left, it would’ve been an ideal time to bid sayonara, but my curiosity got the better of me. I wanted to check out the new additions. Surprisingly, I’ve grown to like both Det. Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) and Det. Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish). I’m sure I’m not alone with this sentiment and figured there might be a couple of you who might find this bit of casting news interesting. Find out upcoming guest stars below.
By now I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors that Britney Spears is getting the boot from The X Factor. Reportedly, Simon Cowell is a little peeved he got “boring Britney” instead of “crazy Britney.” An insider also reports that the “Toxic” singer didn’t earn her $15 million salary. All they got were a sprinkling of “amazings” and a series of half-claps. DUH, what were they expecting? LOL.
I’m sure Cowell is breathing a sigh of relief that Spears didn’t sign on for two years. Supposedly, that was the point of contention during negotiations last year. Simon wanted her for two, but Britney only wanted one. Cowell certainly dodged a bullet there. The Brit judge definitely doesn’t want another lawsuit like the one filed by fired judge Cheryl Cole. She reportedly was given a pay or play contract for two seasons.
It’s none of last year’s graduates. Let’s just get that out of the way. To be fair, I think we’ve seen all of them in some sort of capacity so far in Season 4 anyway. Who’s left? Well, there’s plenty of notable guest stars from Glee‘s previous three seasons that it could be. So many options…
To make things easier, I’ll give you a couple of hints. Firstly, it’s a girl. So that scratches Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff), Carl Howell (John Stamos) and Cooper Anderson (Matt Bomer) off the list. Secondly, this actress was a student at McKinley High so that eliminates Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) and Holly Holliday (Gwyneth Paltrow). Here’s your last clue. She was once part of New Directions. Kristin Chenoweth maybe? Perhaps Charice? Find out who below.
You gotta hand it to Ryan Murphy. When he scores an actor for a guest spot, you know he’s going to be fiiiiine. And he certainly doesn’t disappoint with this double booking. Matt Bomer was recently announced he was popping up on the NBC sitcom as Bryan’s (Andrew Rannelis) hot ex-boyfriend. And now we have this tasty two course meal. If Ryan keeps this up, I’ll be plenty full due to all the delicious eye candy.
Entertainment Weekly broke the news that these two actors will appear when The New Normal returns from its winter finale in 2013. Titled “Gaydar“, both guys will be the under the glare of the homosexual spotlight. One will play a grip on Sing (the Glee-like show) with whom Rocky (NeNe Leakes) develops a crush on.
The other will share scenes with Jane (Ellen Barkin) as her co-worker. The conservative grandma will question his sexuality, as she often does. If you’re regular viewer of Murphy’s shows, you’ll definitely recognize these two. One appeared on Glee and the other on American Horror Story: Asylum. Find out who below.
Are you craving a little Once Upon A Time fix during the show’s winter hiatus? If so, this bit of casting news might do the trick. I know it has me amped up.
When OUAT aired it’s winter finale, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) made their way from the fantasy world back to Storybrooke. Unfortunately, they weren’t alone. Cora (Barbara Hershey) and Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) were not far behind traveling via boat. No doubt to cause some major mayhem in the fictional town. When the fairytale series comes back, Cora’s back story will finally be told. How did she get so evil? How did she get her magical powers? Why does she treat Regina (Lana Parrilla) so badly? All those answers will all be revealed.
Playing the young Cora is an actress I adore. Here’s a hint. She played one of the charmed ones on The WB’s Charmed. Who do you think it is? Alyssa Milano? Perhaps Holly Marie Combs? Maybe Rose McGown? How about Shannen Doherty? The latter has certainly proven she can play a bad girl. Find out below.
I know 2013 is just around the corner, but can 2014 come first. I don’t know if I can wait an entire year and then some for X-Men: Days of Future Past to hit theaters. When Bryan Singer announced that he was returning to the X-Men franchise and bringing along Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen to reprise their roles of Prof X and Magneto respectively, I was already excited enough. But with this bit of news, I’m beyond that.
For those who don’t know the premise of the X-Men sequel, here’s the gist. It will alternate between a 20th century world featuring the First Class cast (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender) and a dystopian future where older versions of them appear (Stewart and McKellen). Ever since Singer confirmed that Patrick and Ian were on board, many have speculated and hoped he would bring others. For all you comic book geeks, Christmas just came early because another casting coup has occurred.
Say it isn’t so. Michael Kors is my FAVORITE judge on Project Runway. He simply cannot leave. Who else is going to give such memorable one-liners as “Her drag name would be Origami Rose” or “She looks like a pole dancer in Dubai.”? No matter how much I’m in denial, Kors’ departure is a done deal. The designer won’t be a part of Season 11 of Project Runway.
If you think there’s drama behind this, you’ll be disappointed. Reportedly, it was his busy schedule that kept him from signing on as a full-time judge for the next season. Lifetime revealed in a statement that Michael will return to help judge the finale. At least, we’ll have that.
As if Kors leaving wasn’t bad enough, there is another change coming that I’m not excited about in the least. For the first time on Project Runway, the designers will compete as teams and not as individuals. Boo, this is starting to sound like Bravo’s The Fashion Show. Remember their lame attempt to replace Project Runway when Harvey Weinstein moved his show to Lifetime? UGH. Find out who Kors’ replacement is below.