In Sunday's brilliantly entertaining finale to another splendid season of CBS' The Good Wife — we choose to forget that Kalinda's ex ever existed — Denis O'Hare returns as a judge whose sciatica keeps him off the bench, pacing around the courtroom as he presides over a late-night emergency hearing over ballot-box irregularities in the next day's neck-and-neck election for Illinois governor. (Alicia's husband Peter is sweating every single vote.) Like Judge Abernathy, you may find it difficult to stay seated as this episode (9/8c), written by series creators Robert King (who also directed) and Michelle King, takes its many clever twists and turns, specializing in mischievous misdirection and game-changing surprises up to the very last jaw-dropping minute.
Having starred in Match Point (good) and Scoop (um, Match Point was good), Scarlett Johansson is set to shoot her third Woody Allen film. As-yet-untitled, the pic also stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, and will start production in July in Spain, Variety reports.For an encore, ScarJo might head south... meaning, as the star of a new Broadway staging of South Pacific, to open in January 2008, the New York Post hears. Also on the wish list to play Nellie Forbush are Reese Witherspoon and Kelli O'Hara, though Scarlett, once ardently wooed to front Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End revival of The Sound of Music, is said to be the fave.My new Trivial Matt'rs blog entry talks about ScarJo's naughty turn in J.T.'s music video.