Angie Everhart and Sigmund the Sea Monster
This exclusive was dropped in my hat and seemed just too bizarre not to report. On Friday, July 22, former Sly Stallone squeeze Angie Everhart will moderate a Sigmund and the Sea Monsters-centric panel down at San Diego's Comic-Con. Angie will grill the show's creators, Sid and Marty Krofft, about all things Sigmund — including the Sept. 6 DVD release of the first season of the psychedelic 1973-75 kiddie show. "Now that Angie has a young son, she is very aware of kids' programming and she is a huge H.R. Pufnstuf fan," explains Marty. "I thought she would be great to host our panel at Comic-Con this year, so I asked her and here she is."...
Priscilla Queen of the DesertHeadline: 65th Annual Tony Awards - ShowVenue: Beacon TheatreLocation: New York, NY United StatesDate: June 12, 2011Credit:
Last time I was in New York City, I took in a performance of the wild, wacky and fabulously over-the-top Bette Midler-produced Broadway musical Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Tickets ain't cheap. But no worries, TV fans. I've just learned that the cast — led by recent Tony Awards nominee Will Swenson — will perform ...
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who played mob daughter Meadow on HBO's The Sopranos, will guest star on the September 18 season finale of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva. She'll play Tina Howard, described to me as a hard-edged but sweet travel agent with a sense of adventure.
Say what you will about David Hasselhoff, no one ever accused him of failing to fill out his Baywatch Speedos. He'll capitalize on his reputation when he turns up on FX's Sons of Anarchy this October in a meaty role...
Hung's Thomas Jane has long maintained a "no gay sex" mandate for his male prostitute character, Ray Drecker, and "that maxim still stands," he says. But when a rival anything-goes gigolo (The Vampire Diaries' Stephen Amell) hones in on Ray's territory in Hung's third season (premiering on HBO in October), Ray inches closer to the forbidden LGBT zone. Mid-season, he'll bed down with a pre-op transgender receptionist named Kyla before contemplating a full same-sex encounter. Kyla is played by transgender actress Jamie Clayton, whose only previous TV experience was cohosting VH1's TRANSform Me.
When Thomas first got wind of Ray's new adventures...
Lauren Cohan has a nasty habit of getting killed off popular sci-fi shows just as her star is on the rise. As Supernatural's Bela, she was devoured by Hell hounds and as The Vampire Diaries' Rose, she was killed by a werewolf bite (she was spared on Chuck after trying to kill Sarah).
But if her new Walking Dead gig follows the trajectory of the graphic novels from which the AMC series is based, Lauren may have found a job with stability — her Maggie Greene is among Farmer Hershel's fortunate few children who survive the zombie plague.<
Richard T. Jones
Since Jean Smart's Gov. Pat Jameson was gunned down after being exposed as a traitor in bed with Wo-Fat in Hawaii Five-0's stunning game-changing season finale, there's been an opening to fill in the Honolulu governor's mansion. Not anymore. Stepping in to the office will be Jameson's as-yet-unseen Lt. Governor, to be played by...
The New Girl
The 2011 Women in Film's Crystal + Lucy Awards on June 16 brought out glamorous actresses who shared the upcoming series they're most anticipating. No surprise here: All are headlined by strong female leads!
Katie Holmes: "I'm excited for Zooey Deschanel's show, New Girl [Fox]. I'm such a fan of hers. She's a great actress."
Elle Fanning: "Pan Am [ABC]. I love...
Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (of which I'm a charter voting member) handed out its inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards on June 20. On the red carpet, the nominated actors and producers — all hopeful they'll also be on the Primetime Emmy ballot when it's announced July 14 — filled me in on what they're hatching for their exciting fall returns.
The Middle (Best Comedy nominee)
Cocreator Eileen Heisler tells me they are superclose to signing...
This is big news for The Walking Dead fans. The critically acclaimed AMC series has just cast two hugely popular characters from the graphic novels on which the show is based.
Early into the new season, which returns in October just in time for Halloween, Rick Grimes and our brave band of survivors will encounter a farming family that has been ravaged by zombies....