Valerie Bertinelli is penning a memoir covering her teenhood before the TV camera, her 20-year marriage to Eddie Van Halen, and her battles with depression and weight/self-esteem issues.... Emmy-winning writer-producer Rich Appel, who to date has worked his magic on Fox's The Simpsons, King of the Hill and Family Guy, now has joined American Dad as exec-producer/show-runner, says the Reporter.... Veteran character actor Charles Lane died on Monday at age 102. You may remember him from Petticoat Junction (as Homer Bedloe) and numerous appearances on I Love Lucy.... Which new fall series are you psyched for? Check out our list and vote here (bottom right).