JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT JOINS ‘CRIMINAL MINDS': Criminal Minds has added Jennifer Love Hewitt as series regular for its upcoming 10th season. She will be playing former undercover FBI agent Kate Callahan whose exceptional work lands her a gig with the Behavioral Analysis Unit. Showrunner Erica Messer said in a statement, “We’re thrilled to introduce a new special agent by adding the very talented Jennifer Love Hewitt to our amazing cast. Many of us on the show have enjoyed working with her over the years and look forward to again. We have exciting storylines planned for her character and the entire BAU team as we head into our 10th season.”
‘ONCE UPON A TIME’ CASTS ‘FROZEN’ CHARACTERS: Former Greek actor Scott Michael Foster and newcomer Elizabeth Lail have been cast on the upcoming fourth season of Once Upon a Time. The pair will be playing Kristoff and Anna from Frozen. The actress playing Elsa has not been announced yet.
DISNEY ANNOUNCES ‘ENCHANTED 2′: Disney has announced plans for a sequel to the 2007 hit Enchanted. The live-action musical nabbed Golden Globe and Oscar nominations and earned $340 million in the worldwide box office. The second film will be written by J. David Stem and David N. Weiss — the team behind Shrek 2 and The Smurfs.
NBC RENEWS ‘THE NIGHT SHIFT': NBC has renewed their summer medical series The Night Shift. The 14-episode second season has not been given a premiere date. The drama follows the people working the graveyard shift at San Antonio Memorial hospital. The freshman season has been the number one new scripted series of the summer so far.
AMC TO AIR ‘BREAKING BAD’ MARATHON: AMC is hyping up their upcoming series Better Call Saul by airing a Breaking Bad marathon of the Emmy-winning drama. All 62 episodes will air on the network starting on August 10th. It will air ever Sunday night from 5 pm to 1 am before it wraps up on October 5th. The network will also air interviews and behind-the-scenes content that have never been seen before.
SHARON OSBOURNE DISCUSSES KEEPING HER WEIGHT OFF: Sharon Osbourne struggles to keep her weight since undergoing lapband surgery back in 1999. The Talk co-host recently chatted with Entertainment Tonight about her eating habits saying, “I felt like such a cheat when I had that band on my stomach, and people are saying, ‘You look wonderful!’ And I’d go, ‘Thank you, I just have to leave and vomit.'” She added, “We all have our own little addictions that we do not in moderation but too much, and mine is food. I mean, I am a food addict. I’d be fibbing if I said I don’t cheat. Because I do cheat. I cheat a lot on my diet. We all do. I don’t guilt myself out because the next day, I’ll start with my Atkins breakfast sandwich, and I’m right back on it.”
KELSEY GRAMMER JOINS TWITTER: Kelsey Grammer has joined Twitter with special purpose in mind. He wrote on Monday (June 30th,) “It has come to my attention that the fine people of @Twitter have an egregious grammar problem. I’m here to help. #KelseyGrammerGrammar” The Frasier star has already amassed over 16,000 followers since his first tweet.
IDINA MENZEL DISCUSSES DATING AS A SINGLE MOM: Idina Menzel gave an interview on Sean Valentine’s radio show recently where discussed the trouble with dating as a single mom. She said, “It all sucks. I don’t want to keep introducing him to people and having him form bonds and then take ‘em away, you know. It’s bad enough his mom and dad are getting divorced. I went through it when I was 15 years old. I keep telling myself, because I feel so badly for him, its better that he’s four-and-a half than when he’s 15. He has two parents that love him very much and we want to be great moms and dads. At 15 I was too aware, I thought I was an adult, and I got in the middle of everything and I took on the stress for both of them.” Idina split from Taye Diggs in December after 10 years of marriage.
SHIA LABEOUF’S REP RESPONDS TO REHAB RUMORS: A rep for Shia LaBeouf has confirmed that he is currently getting help for alcohol addiction but definitely not at a rehab facility. TMZ is reporting that the former Disney star is in a 12-step program. The rep explained, “He has taken the first of many necessary steps toward recovery.”
ROBIN WILLIAMS ENTERS SOBRIETY RENEWAL FACILITY: Robin Williams has taken steps to ensure that he can maintain his sobriety by entering a sobriety renewal facility in Minnesota called Hazelden’s Dan Anderson Renewal Center. His rep released a statement explaining the decision saying, “After working back-to-back projects, Robin is simply taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud.” A source assures Us Weekly that the comedian has been planning the visit for a while and that the center is similar to attending a yoga retreat. Robin has revealed his struggle with cocaine addiction in the past and checked into rehab back in 2006 for alcoholism.
Portia De Rossi In Rehab
Sources say that Portia De Rossi just completed a month-long stint in rehab to treat an alleged drinking problem. In Touch claims the problem reportedly reach it’s tipping point during a huge argument with Ellen DeGeneres at their home in Holmby Hills.
The insider said, “They got into an ugly fight. Portia hadn’t been happy for a while and was drinking and isolating herself, and Ellen confronted her. Portia lost it and blamed Ellen for driving her to drink because of her controlling ways and said she wasn’t in love with her anymore. Ellen was crushed and screamed at Portia to get out.”
- Another source added, “Portia entered Passages Malibu rehab facility in early May for a 30-day treatment for drugs and alcohol. Ellen visited her every weekend to support her while she was there.”
- The magazine also claims that Portia’s drinking slowly got worse and she reportedly added pills into the mix because she was starting to feel like a prisoner in their house.