Brit actor Jason O'Mara (HBO's Band of Brothers) has joined the cast of CBS's The Agency. When its second season begins in September, his para-military officer will "bring new energy and sex appeal to the series," says exec producer Shaun Cassidy. Translation: They're kickin' the hunk-o-meter up a notch. read more
We thought this one was forever: Rocker Eddie Van Halen, 47, and actress Valerie Bertinelli, 42, have split after 21 years of marriage. The couple secretly parted ways nearly one year ago, right around the time Bertinelli joined the cast of CBS's Touched by an Angel. Um, Monica and Tess, we've got a job for you... read more
When UPN's Buffy the Vampire Slayer returns for its seventh season in the fall, Michelle Trachtenberg's character the Chosen One's little sister, Dawn Summers will graduate from terrified tag-along to apprentice butt-kicker. But on the set, the preternaturally mature 16-year-old still gets treated like a kid by her elder castmates.
"They're all very nice, but I'm not in on the dirty jokes," she tells TV Guide Online. "No one cusses around me, either."
Luckily, being overprotected by her grownup peers hasn't gotten the actress's button nose out of joint. On the contrary, she suggests that she just may be performing a valuable service. "I think I've helped a lot of people sort of clean themselves up," she says with a laugh.
If an NC-17-rated problem ever does present itself to the youngster, though, she knows which read more
Think TV surfing's just a waste of time? For William H. Macy, it counts as bonafide homework! Awhile back, he watched "this wonderful 20/20 piece" about Bill Porter a Portland, Ore. salesman with cerebral palsy and just had to make a film about him. Hence, his inspiring TNT comedy-drama, Door to Door (airing Sunday at 8 pm/ET).
"Bill was born with a relatively severe case of cerebral palsy and deemed unemployable," the Fargo star tells TV Guide Online. "His mother, who's played by Helen Mirren, would have none of that. She asked him, 'What do you want to do?' So he became a champion salesman and outsold everybody else." Macy further describes Porter as "completely optimistic" with "nothing but good will towards everyone," adding that "he never acce read more
Will Smith has applied for a temporary restraining order against a former caretaker who allegedly made threats against the Men in Black II star, his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and their children. According to Entertainment Tonight, Smith fired Mike Cooley who looked after the actor's property last year. read more
Quantum Leap fans, brace yourselves: Sci Fi Channel is remaking the NBC series into a two-hour movie, which may serve as a launch pad for a new series. Sci Fi president Bonnie Hammer says a female leaper may take over Scott Bakula's role. read more
'N Sync's Joey Fatone joins the cast of the Broadway musical Rent on Aug. 5... Madonna will make a cameo appearance as a fencing instructor in the upcoming James Bond movie, Die Another Day... Ex-Survivor cutie Elisabeth Filarski wed former Boston College quarterback Tim Hasselbeck on Saturday in Cranston, R.I... Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw have donated $12 million to a community equestrian club in Los Angeles to prevent land used by horseback riders from being sold to developers... Mariah Carey's father, Alfred, died of cancer July 4 at his New York home. read more
Heather Locklear who's thisclose to signing a lucrative TV deal with a major network has nabbed a supporting role in the upcoming big-screen comedy Molly Gunn. She'll play the mother of Dakota Fanning's character. This is Locklear's first film role in five years. read more
G'day, mate! After Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, we can't believe another reptile-wrestling Aussie gets to headline a movie. But hey, if ex-SNL jokesters and Lil' Bow Wow warrant their own feature films, why not Animal Planet's Steve Irwin? Since he's currently out plugging his Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course opening Friday we rassled this likeable bloke into answering our sassiest queries.
TV Guide Online: Sorry Steve, my editor says I only have time to
interview you, not your lovely wife and co-star, Terri Irwin.
Irwin: Tell your editor if he ever comes to Australia, Terri's going to pu read more
Boston-based charity The Giving Back Fund is suing Britney Spears's lawyer for $15 million claiming the singer's decision to cut ties with the group cost it millions in donations. The suit alleges that Mark Steverson violated his duty as a Giving board member by advising Spears last year to end her affiliation with the fund, which manages celeb charities. read more