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Jeff Hephner Lands Lead Role in NBC's Playboy

Jeff Hephner

NBC has found its Hef — or "Heph," rather.

Jeff Hephner has scored the lead role in NBC's drama pilot Playboy, Deadline.com reports.

NBC developing drama set in Playboy clubs

The project takes place in 1963 and follows Nick Dalton (Hephner), a Chicago attorney who is a key-holder at the Playboy club and has ties to the mob.

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American Idol Episode Recap: The Top 13 Revealed!

Returning American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe promised months ago that, because he was no fan of the lengthy semifinal rounds on past seasons of the show, Season 10 would cut to the chase more quickly. Thursday's episode did just that, and having such a large number of contestants cut provided perhaps the most drama-filled and least-padded Idol results show ever.

Ryan Seacrest informed us that 40 million votes were cast over the past two nights. From those votes, America selected five guys and five girls to make up the Top 10. Then, the judges would select any of the remaining 14 contestants to sing for their life and a possible wild card slot in the finals. So, who made the cut? Let's find out... read more

Exclusive: John Stamos to Guest-Star on Law & Order: SVU

John Stamos

John Stamos will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, TVGuide.com has learned.

Stamos will play an adoption attorney with a secret passion in the episode titled "Bang."Footloose star Lori Singer will also appear in the episode as a new mother who is struggling with her increased responsibilities.

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Rebecca Mader to Work It in ABC Pilot

Rebecca Mader

Rebecca Mader has joined the cast of ABC's Work It pilot, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The comedy follows two unemployed car salesmen who decide that to succeed, they must dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps. Mader will play... read more

DreamWorks Options Movie Rights to WikiLeaks Books

Julian Assange

DreamWorks has optioned the rights to two books about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in hopes of eventually turning them into a film, Reuters reports.

Assange, 39, is an international hot topic after... read more

Former U.S. Presidents Gather to Honor George H.W. Bush in NBC Special

George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter

All four living former U.S. presidents will come together for NBC's special All Together Now: A Celebration of Service, the network announced Thursday.

George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush will honor the importance of American service and volunteerism. It will also include... read more

Michael Lohan, Amy Fisher Join Celebrity Rehab

Michael Lohan

Michael Lohan, Amy Fisher and Bai Ling are among the celebrities appearing in the fifth season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, TVGuide.com has confirmed. 

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The father of Lindsay Lohan, who has been the topic of recent headlines after she allegedly stole a $2,500 necklace, will also be joined by... read more

Ginnifer Goodwin to Play Snow White in ABC's Once Upon a Time Pilot

Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin has joined the cast of ABC's Once Upon a Time, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

From Lost writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the series follows a woman who is drawn into a town where the world of fairy tales may be real. Goodwin, 32, will play... read more

Simon Cowell on X Factor Judges: Paula Abdul Maybe, Elton John No

Simon Cowell

Paula Abdul, Mariah Carey and Nicole Scherzinger are on the short list to become judges on The X Factor, Simon Cowell told Access Hollywood.

"We've taken it down to a smaller group of people and she's in that panel," he said of his former American Idol colleague. "But, you know, it's more than... read more

Ratings: American Idol’s Gals Beat the Guys

Karen Rodriguez

The gals did better than the guys on American Idol. In the ratings, at least.

Wednesday's 90-minute show spotlighting the top 12 female competitors attracted an average audience of 22.6 million viewers. Tuesday's 90-minute edition of the Fox network's singing competition — in which the top 12 male semifinalists performed — lured nearly 21.3 million.

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