Serinda Swan has "Hex" appeal as Zatanna.
This Thursday, Zatanna works her magic on the CW's Smallville, and at least one person's life might never be the same as a result. What brings the DC Comics character to town? Aside from granting Chloe a birthday wish, what other tricks does Ms. Z have up her sleeve? And which of Smallville's eligible gents is she hot to cast a sexy spell on? Guest star Serinda Swan shared with us a few of her secrets.
TVGuide.com: So, "Serinda Swan" — a name as pretty as the actress who wears it.
Serinda Swan: Aw, thank you very much! I had a thespian and a hippie for parents, so they came up with unique names for my sister [Ariel] and I. A "serinda" is an ancient Tibetan musical instrument, like a flute.
TVGuide.com: When you landed this Smallville role, did you immediately start Googling to see what Zatanna looks like and what she's all about?
Swan: Only after I found out that I was Zatanna; I originally auditioned for "Cassie," which was the character's cover name. They wanted to keep this very hush-hush. It wasn't until my agent got a call from someone at TVGuide.com offering their congratulations....
TVGuide.com: That was me, kiddo. That was me.
Swan: I was thinking it was you! So yeah, then I Wikipedia'd it and ...
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, outspoken cohost of The View, has officially joined the ranks of celebrity fashion designers now that the conservative cutie has launched her clothing line on QVC.
The preggers Hasselbeck gave her View counterparts and audience a preview of her new line for Dialogue during Tuesday's show with a little fashion show of her affordable (all are priced between $40 and $80) designs.
Hasselbeck revealed the inspirations behind her "twist" on nautical silhouettes, pinstripes that help you "identify with your serious side" and ...
Alfre Woodard, Scott Caan
Scott Caan of Ocean's Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen has landed the lead in Cop House, Fox's dramedy pilot about a halfway house for lawmen. Caan will play an expert marksman who suffers a nervous breakdown when his wife leaves him for his (guffaw) sister, says the Hollywood Reporter.
Also entering this House is ...
Aubrey Cheney was thin for most of her life, but as she watched seasons of The Biggest Loser go by, she noticed that she was packing on the pounds herself. Having the opportunity to participate in the current "Couples" season, she and her sister Mandi quickly proved to be a strong team. But after her elimination in week 12, it was time for Aubrey to go home, where her real life made it a struggle to continue in her progress. TVGuide.com caught up with the mother of five to see how she's doing now and why Bob was "the best."
TVGuide.com: During the first part of this week's challenge, Tara took offense to everyone giving her all the blocks of weight. Were you ganging up on her or was she just being oversensitive?
Aubrey Cheney: We were absolutely ganging up on her...
Sean Penn is going to be a Stooge.
Fresh off his second Oscar win and 20-plus years of dark and dramatic roles, Sean Penn is returning to his comedic roots (remember, he was once the stoner surfer Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High) by joining the Farrelly brothers' Three Stooges project, Variety reports.
Penn will play ...
Natasha Richardson's organs have been donated at the request of her family, according to People.
"[Organ donation] is very Natasha," a family friend told the magazine. "She spent so much time fighting ...
Rolling Stone cover featuring Blake Lively and Leighton Meester
They're pretty, they're young and hot damn are they dirty! The Gossip Girl cast, known for their scandalous characters, recently struck some super sexy poses for Rolling Stone. Most notable is Blake Lively and Leighton Meester's come-hither cover pic, which features the duo sucking down what appears to be a mighty tasty ice cream cone together. Go behind the scenes with the Upper East Siders as they let loose in a pillow fight and jump between the sheets for their close-ups.
Watch the video after the jump.
Reaper's numbers were less grim this week.
President Barack Obama's news conference spoke to 31.12 million total viewers across the Big Four networks, a 5 percent dip from his previous prime-time address. Though perhaps falling under the category of Too Little, Too Late, the CW's Reaper seized the opportunity to score a season-high 2.48 million viewers, up 32 percent from its week-ago outing.
Airing an hour later than usual, NCIS stepped on Dancing with the Stars' toes, placing first with 17.54 million viewers. (Think Ducky will ever cough up McGee's vintage LP?) The DWTS results show nonetheless built on last Tuesday's numbers, delivering 15.7 mil. The Biggest Loser averaged 9.78 mil, up 24 percent from St. Patrick's Day.
The Mentalist closed out CBS' night with an audience of 17.53 million viewers, up 13 percent week-to-week. The second hour of Biggest Loser bested ABC's Primetime: What Would You Do? (8.47 mil).
Jeffrey Tambor, Kyle Bornheimer
Jeffrey Tambor will reunite with the creator of Arrested Development as a cast member of The Bridget Show, a Mitchell Hurwitz-produced comedy pilot for ABC.
The Bridget Show stars Gilmore gal Lauren Graham as a former talk-show queen attempting a comeback after a disastrous romance. Tambor will play Bridget's business manager.
In other ABC pilot news, Kyle Bornheimer's Worst Week may very well be over, now that he has ...
After 23 years of dating, why did David Letterman finally decide to tie the knot with longtime sweetie, Regina Lasko?
The late-night newlywed revealed his rationale in the way he knows best — via his Top 10 list, of course.
Watch (and/or read) the funnyman's reasons after the jump.