Actor Gordon Jump, best known to TV audiences as befuddled station manager Arthur Carlson on WKRP in Cincinnati, died Monday of complications from pulmonary fibrosis. He was 71. Jump also made his mark in commercials as the lonely Maytag repairman, a character he inhabited for more than a decade.
Beyoncé Knowles will play herself in the Oct. 7 episode of UPN's All of Us... Uberproducer David E. Kelley will pen a big-screen remake of Agatha Christie's classic mystery Witness for the Prosecution, Variety reports... Ex-Profiler star Jamie Luner has joined the cast of ABC's new drama 10-8... Darren Star was honored at last night's 3rd Annual Jewish Image Awards for spotlighting the Jewish experience in such shows as Sex and the City, Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, and the upcoming Miss Match.
Will & Grace's Megan Mullally married fiancé Nick Offerman Saturday night in a private Los Angeles ceremony, Extra reports. In related news, rocker Melissa Etheridge and actress-girlfriend Tammy Lynn Michaels (Popular) tied the knot in a commitment ceremony over the weekend.
A federal appeals court Tuesday unanimously reinstated California's Oct. 7 gubernatorial recall election, rejecting a three-judge panel's decision to delay it until March. Translation: Mary Carey's 15 minutes are almost up.
Denis Leary has signed on to play a New York firefighter in Rescue Me, a one-hour dramedy pilot for FX. The comic-actor whose real-life Firefighters Foundation has raised more than $1 million for local fire departments also serves as the project's creator-exec producer.
Are Bennifer on again? Damned if I know, but Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were spotted in a Georgia courthouse Monday where Affleck was apparently applying for a gun license. A court clerk said the estranged couple "were very amiable."
Maybe Patrick Warburton has a thing for difficult women. At least his characters certainly do. For three years, his dim Seinfeld alter ego was Puddy in the hands of pushy Elaine. And this season, he'll be appearing on the workplace "witcom" Less Than Perfect as Jeb, a media pundit who'll be hot for ice princess Lydia (Andrea Parker).
"We're doing a little arc with them," executive producer Christine Zander tells TV Guide Online. "They have a very sexually tense relationship, but neither of them will admit to their attraction to one another, and then they finally do."
While Jeb's infatuation with Lydia is certainly understandable she's smokin' hot! the outcome of their involvement is far more difficult to predict. Could a kinder, gentler diva possibly emerge? "I think," hints Zander, "we're going to see maybe a little more vulnerability in Lydia."
The softening of the vamp's hard heart couldn't come at a bet
It's not easy being Tom Green today. MTV has abruptly pulled the plug on The New Tom Green Show just weeks after the music channel renewed the late-night talker for an additional 65 episodes. "Despite critical acclaim, [the show] was unfortunately unable to sustain the initial ratings success it enjoyed in its earlier weeks," an MTV spokeswoman tells TV Guide Online. "Tom remains a part of the MTV family, and we look forward to working with him in the future." MTV shouldn't hold its breath: Sources say Green is already shopping the show elsewhere.
If you still think TV Guide is your granny's mag, you weren't at
our Primetime Emmy Awards after-bash on Sunday night. After the Governor's
Ball, stars hit the party circuit hard. Amongst big competition, the
Guide lured Young Hollywood with an irresistible ticket: The Foo
Fighters, who just wrapped their Blackbox Tour in Europe.
Turns out, Dave Grohl the ex-Nirvana drummer who sings
as Foo's frontman almost had to decline the gig. The prodigal son
had already planned to spend a quiet weekend in Seattle, watching the
Emmys at home with his mom! But he happily compromised when the mag
offered to fly mama down to watch him perform. Aww...
Mom's presence made Grohl fret during his set, when an unidentified
partygoer climbed onto a man's shoulders, then flashed her bosom at the
Foo dudes onstage! "This is the last gig I thought anybody would show
their [boobs] to me at," he told the crowd, laughing. "C'mon, it's
A day after The West Wing picked up its fourth consecutive best drama series Emmy, four members of the show's supporting cast Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford and John Spencer have quietly resolved their salary dispute with Warner Bros. TV. Although exact figures were unavailable, Variety reports the quartet had been looking to bump their salaries from $90,000 to $150,000 per episode.