TAYE DIGGS LANDS ‘GOOD WIFE’ ROLE: Taye Diggs will be a guest star on the upcoming season of CBS’ The Good Wife. The Murder in the First star will appear in multiple episodes playing Dean Levine-Wilkins — a meticulous and talented equity partner at Lockhart/Gardner who decides to join Diane Lockhart, played by Christine Baranski, at Florrick/Agos, the firm run by Alicia and Cary. Executive producers and showrunners Robert and Michelle King said in a statement, “We couldn’t be more excited to have Taye on the show. We’ve been huge fans for years, and love his ability to play comedy and drama with equal ease.”
MAC’S ‘SIMPSONS’-INSPIRED COSMETICS TO BE SOLD DURING COMIC CON: The Simpsons-inspired line of cosmetics from MAC will not be available to most until the end of August and early September but some fans will get early access if they are hitting up San Diego Comic-Con at the end of July. Con-goers will be able to buy the makeup for one day only on July 26th at the MAC store in the Gaslamp District in San Diego. The 10-piece collection includes nail stickers, eye shadows, lip-glosses, and lashes.
FORMER SUPERMAN JOINS ‘ARROW': Superman Returns star Brandon Routh has landed a role on The CW’s Arrow. He will play Ray Palmer — a scientist and inventor who is also known as The Atom. The character will also be a love interest for Felicity Smoak, portrayed by Emily Bett Rickards. Brandon is expected to appear in around 14 episodes.
BBC ADDRESSES ‘DOCTOR WHO’ SCRIPT LEAK: BBC has issued a statement urging fans of Doctor Who not to read a recently leaked script from the upcoming season of the long-running show. The statement reads, “BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologize to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series. We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen on August 23rd. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.”
IFC ORDERS SEQUEL TO ‘SPOILS OF BABYLON': IFC has ordered The Spoils Before Dying — a follow-up to the recently aired miniseries parody, The Spoils of Babylon. The project is being produced by Funny or Die and will air as six episodes in the summer of 2015. Co-executive producer Will Ferrell said in a statement on Monday (July 7th,) “Hang on to your hats America! This one’s going to be totally bonkers! The first Spoils miniseries beat the NFL and Big Bang Theory in ratings (adults: ages 74-92) and changed the way Americans talk, think and prepare meat. We anticipate this new series from Jonrosh with Steele and Piedmont becoming the most watched television event in the history of Earth.”
CAMERON DIAZ BRINGS BENJI MADDEN HOME TO HER FAMILY: Cameron Diaz spent the holiday weekend with Benji Madden visiting with her family in Florida. A source told E! News, “They flew into Orlando and then drove to Tampa where they met up for a reunion. They also spent a few days at the beach on Anna Maria Island, where Cameron’s family has a house. It was a great vacation and they had a blast spending time with Cameron’s nieces and nephews. Cameron and Benji are like big kids themselves. They were having a great time jumping over waves and splashing in the water. They were giving the kids piggyback rides and seemed like the best babysitters . The kids all couldn’t wait to hang out with Cameron…and Benji was right there with her having fun.” This is reportedly the first time the actress has ever introduced a boyfriend to her family.
JOAN RIVERS STANDS BY DECISION TO BAIL ON CNN INTERVIEW: Joan Rivers insists that her storming out of a live interview on CNN was not a publicity stunt and stuck by the decision while chatting with The Wrap shortly after her hasty exit over the weekend. Joan told the website, “The CNN interviewer was a news reporter and not an entertainment reporter. She did not seem to understand we were talking about a comedy book and not the transcripts from the Nuremburg Trial. Every question was an accusatory one designed to put me on the defensive.”
BRODY JENNER INSISTS HE NEVER DATED LAUREN CONRAD: Brody Jenner is the latest cast member of The Hills to reveal that the show was staged. The former reality star was discussing his exes on a recent episode of Dr. Mike Dow’s podcast but quickly corrected the list when Lauren Conrad’s name was mentioned. He responded, “That’s false. Lauren Conrad and I never dated. Lauren and I have always been just friends. We worked together on a show called The Hills where we had to pretend like we were dating, but we never dated.” Brody did not object to dating Kristin Cavallari, Nicole Richie, and Avril Lavigne.
KATIE COURIC MAKES PEACE WITH KIM KARDASHIAN: Kim Kardashian appears to have ended her tiff with Katie Couric after they posed for a group photo together in the Hamptons over fourth of July weekend. Kris Jenner posted the picture of herself with Kim, Shelli Bird, Christie Brinkley, and Katie. Katie and Kim had some drama almost a year ago when the journalist sent a birthday gift for baby North after publicly bashing them in the media. Kim uploaded the gift and card at the time and wrote, “#IHateFakeMediaFriends #MayIHumblySuggestYouNotSendGiftsThenTalkShit.”
MIA WASIKOWSKA DISCUSSES GETTING A COLLEGE DEGREE: Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska has had a successful film career since her teen years but has considered the idea of heading back to school to get a college degree. The 24-year-old tells Interview magazine, “I was like, ‘Oh, I need to go to university,’ because I need the consistency of one place and people and friends and things like that. But I think home has kind of replaced that. Having an apartment now, in Sydney, has helped. But I’ll probably end up being the pregnant 30-year-old in the back of the class at university one day.”
Ashton Changed Mila’s Thoughts On Marriage
Mila Kunis didn’t picture herself ever becoming a bride until her relationship with Ashton Kutcher. The Jupiter Ascending star opens up in the August issue of W magazine about her views on marriage as well as the wedding she is planning with her former That ’70s Show costar.
Mila reveals, “I never wanted to get married. From the age of 12, I prepared my parents for no marriage. Then things changed — I found the love of my life. Now my theory on weddings is: Don’t invite anyone. Do it privately and secretly. My parents are okay with that. They’re just excited that I said yes.” The 30-year-old adds, “We all get movie star crushes. I’m marrying mine.”
Efron And Rodriguez?
The photos, first reported by Daily Mail, show the two actors getting cozy together on a boat. One of the pictures shows Michelle puckering up for the peck from the former Disney star. Another shows the Fast and Furious actress lying in Zac’s arms while he strokes her hair.
- Michelle also posted a video to her Instagram for July 4th of herself swimming with an American flag that was allegedly shot by Zac who could be heard laughing in the background.
- Zac and Michelle have been vacationing together with businessman Gianluca Vacchi for nearly two weeks.