Yesterday, we told you that Britney Spears would be making an upcoming appearance on How I Met Your Mother. Unfortunately, her announced entrance was followed by someone else’s exit.
Alicia Silverstone, who was supposed to be involved in a romantic storyline with Ted, has opted out of her guest role. It seems Alicia didn’t like the idea of Spears’ cameo overshadowing her her spotlight. (The pop singer was slated to play her receptionist.)
Sarah Chalke - Dr. Elliot Reid from Scrubs - will now be stepping in to fill the Clueless star’s shoes. Unfortunately, her schedule will only allow her to be in one episode….not several, as was intended for Silverstone. This most likely means will not know the identity of the show’s ‘mother’ anytime soon.
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Unlike the storyline involving Silverstone, the part planned for Britney is not considered to be signficant. The singer will also be playing someone other than herself. (I’m guessing her character will still have some sort of twang and head gestures.)
Sadly, this stunt casting follows an appearance by Paris Hilton on My Name is Earl. Apparently viewers will turn on their TVs if producers bring their internet stars to the TV.
No date has yet been announced for the Spears cameo. Meanwhile, Hilton will be running around Jason Lee‘s dreams come April 3rd.
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That educated guess is based the Clueless star’s several episode arc with ‘father’ Ted later this season. (And it’s not like any love interest every sticks around for long on that show.)
If it isn’t Silverstone, let’s hope the writers introduce the mommy quick. If CBS doesn’t renew the show (it’s not yet on the fall schedule), we may never find out.
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Alicia Silverstone, who is set to star in NBC’s sitcom The Singles Table, if ever it gets a timeslot, is appearing in a new PETA commercial. In the buff. The 30-second ad features the blond beauty getting out of a pool saying, “I’m Alicia Silverstone, and I’m a vegetarian. There’s nothing in the world that’s changed me as much as this. I feel so much better and have so much more energy.” And did we mention she’s naked? The actress, who peaked at Clueless, then seemed to fizzle, is showing first-hand how being a vegan has been the best course for her body. Once criticized for her weight gain, Silverstone said, “Once I went vegan, I lost the weight I wanted to lose, my nails were stronger, and my skin was glowing. I feel great!” To borrow a phrase (from Clueless, which I have a fond place for in my heart if only for the delicious Paul Rudd), Silverstone is such a Betty.
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This is familiar territory for Alicia Silverstone—a comedy on NBC. Unfortunately, the last time she tried that, with Miss Match in 2003, her series didn’t go the distance. Now NBC is ready to give Silverstone another chance, with The Singles Table, a mid-season comedy where she plays a doctor. She is replacing Pascale Hutton, who played the role in the pilot—she has now moved on to the drama Traveler.
Silverstone’s character has a booming career, but beyond that, has no life. The Singles Table will tell the story of five people who meet at a wedding reception—all seated at a table for the dateless invitees. I love Silverstone, so I’m looking forward to checking this out. In fact, any time Clueless is on TV, I have to watch it. Partly for her performance, and partly for Paul Rudd!
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