NBC's live production of Peter Pan is getting Smash-ed!
Christian Borle, who previously starred as Tom Levitt on the network's Broadway-set Smash, has joined the cast in a dual capacity, reports Deadline.
This is what happens when Kristen Bell is busy. Girls star Allison Williamshas been cast in the title role of NBC's Peter Pan Live!, the network announced Wednesday.
In addition to Williams singing talent, which showcases at every opportunity on Girls, expect to see Williams to exhibit some truly "dynamic flying" in the Dec. 4 telecast, according to the announcement.
NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt did everything but launch into a chorus of "I've Gotta Crow" — a song from Peter Pan, the next live musical on the network's slate (on Dec. 4) — as he bullishly opened the network portion of the TCA summer press tour on Sunday. (One of his buzzier announcements involved naming Christopher Walken as that show's Captain Hook.)
NBC has busted out its weapon of choice.
The network announced that it has cast Oscar winner Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in its live musical production of Peter Pan, which will air Dec. 4. "Funny, right?" NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "He's one of the most unique actors... but he's just really a song and dance man at heart... It'll be the first tap-dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen."
Kermit the Frog, Ty Burrell
This week, the stars of the upcoming movie Muppets Most Wanted — both felt and human — got together to answer questions from Twitter users. A contestant on Wheel of Fortune solved a seemingly-impossible final puzzle with just two letters, and the self-described "world's greatest trick shot artists" performed nine trick shots in a row. Plus: A pit bull was caught misbehaving by a Nanny Cam, and The Huffington Post put together an amazing compilation of Christopher Walken dancing. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Christopher Walken has been cast in the upcoming Jersey Boys film, Deadline reports.
The film adaptation...
Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm
Kristen Wiig back on Saturday Night Live? Sooo many possibilities.
Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood
Police say Robert Wagner has declined to be interviewed in its re-opened investigation into his wife Natalie Wood's death, The Associated Press reports.
Celebs who are out and proud
According to Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, Wagner is the only person who was on the yacht the night Wood drowned in 1981 who has not spoken to authorities as part of the latest investigation, which was re-opened in 2011, "despite repeated requests and attempts."
The mystery behind actress Natalie Wood's death deepened Monday, when a newly released coroner's report revealed that the actress might have been assaulted before her drowning 31 years ago.
Chord Overstreet and Jenna Ushkowitz
Glee's Season 4 premiere on Thursday answered many burning questions (Can Cassandra July actually out-dance her wide-eyed ingénues? Yes, she can!), but it also left fans with a set of new ones . When the heck is Finn coming back? Is Tina going to be mean forever? What's next for Klaine after Kurt's teary goodbye? And most importantly, what other celebrity impressions can we expect from Sam next? We got the answers to all those and more...