Multiple Emmy winner Carl Reiner has been tapped to appear in House's fifth-season finale, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In the episode, entitled "Both Sides Now," Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show, the Ocean's 11 trilogy) will play a clinic patient Cuddy uses to get House's attention and force him to complete his clinic hours.
Elsewhere in the finale, House treats a man whose left and right brain operate independently. The man lives with two different personalities and has no control over his actions, making treatment difficult. Cue some "alternative methods."
The season finale ...
J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot won't be seen until May 8, but Paramount is already rounding up Abrams' sci-fi friends for the sequel.
Abrams' Lost cocreator Damon Lindelof will join Fringe producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman — who penned the upcoming release — to write the screenplay for the follow-up, according to Variety. Abrams will return to produce the next installment, but no decision has been made about whether he'll also direct.
Lindelof said he hopes fans don't think he and his colleagues are getting ahead of themselves. "There's obviously a lot of hubris involved in signing on to write a sequel of a movie that hasn't even come out yet," he said. "But we're so excited about the first one that we wanted to proceed."
Kurtzman is eager to get fan reaction before deciding which way to go, but the trio hopes to deliver a script by Christmas for what could be a summer 2011 release.
Orzi and Kurtzman ...
Andy Hallett, who played suave demon Lorne on Angel, has died after a five-year battle with heart disease, according to his agent. He was 33.
The actor died of heart failure at Cedars Sinai Medical Center Monday, Hallett's agent and friend Pat Brady told E! Online. Hallett's father, Dave, was by his side when he died.
Hallett was from the Cape Cod village of Osterville, Mass., and appeared in more than 70 episodes of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off Angel as Lorne, a friendly demon who hosted and performed karaoke at a demon bar. Angel castmate Charisma Carpenter tells TVGuide.com ...
Matt LeBlanc (Friends), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Now that The Donald is back on the air giving us our weekly dose of "You're fired!" on The Celebrity Apprentice (Sundays, 9 pm/ET, NBC), we decided to count down our favorite one-liners. For brevity's sake, we ruled out any one-word catchphrases (including "Blerg," "D'oh!," and "Aaaayyyy"), but feel free to
tell us how stupid we are mention those and all your other favorites after the jump.
In this episode of Heroes, Danko's manhunt has forced our super-powered friends to take refuge: Nathan and Claire head south of the border to hide out (and drink a lot of tequila) and Peter and Angela hole up in a church. Meanwhile, Sylar gets closer to Danko, who begins to use one of HRG's methods in his own selfish ways. Does Danko know what he's doing? Let's find out!
In this episode of Grey's Anatomy, Derek works through the jitters as he returns to the OR for the first time since he lost his last patient, and Cristina continues to deal with Owen's post-traumatic stress disorder when it takes a seriously dark turn. Plus, Karev learns the importance of sticking by your loved ones while the other residents deal with Izzie's sickness in their own ways. So did Izzie come out of her first (of many) surgeries OK? Let's find out!
Quantum of Solace (Blu-ray)
Believe the promotional taglines: Bond is better on Blu-ray. While we have some issues with the film itself, the 22nd James Bond adventure, Quantum of Solace, looks and sounds absolutely stunning in its high-definition release.
Picking up right where Casino Royale left off ...
Marg Helgenberger has filed for divorce from her husband, Alan Rosenberg, of nearly two decades, according to court documents.
The CSI star, who separated from Rosenberg near the end of last year, cited irreconcilable differences in documents filed Tuesday in Los Angeles. Helgenberger, 50, is also seeking spousal support while asking the court to deny any for Rosenberg, 58, the president of Screen Actors Guild.
At the time of their separation ...
Isaiah Washington and his wife, Jenisa, are facing eviction from their home in Venice, Calif., after failing to pay $100,000 in rent, according to court documents.
The former Grey's Anatomy star has been served with a three-day notice to come up with the cash or be booted from the property. The court documents, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday by Sandalwood Properties, say the Washingtons have not paid any rent on their home since November.
The couple has been leasing the canal-front home for $20,000 a month, with the option to buy it for $3.65 million.
Sandalwood posted ...