Katie Holmes almost took the lead role in Orange is the New Black.
The former Dawson's Creek star was approached by creator Jenji Kohan to play Piper Chapman - the bisexual drug-smuggling prisoner played by Taylor Schilling - in the Netflix drama but turned it down because she had other commitments.
"I'm a big fan of hers. You know, I met with her. [Katie] had other things to do. And also in the beginning, no one knew what this was," Jenji told E! Online.
While she initially turned down the program, the cast of the drama would love Katie to make a guest appearance on the show. When asked who Katie could play, Taylor said, "[Katie] could be friends with Lorna or like Lorna's Boston sister."
And Kate Mulgrew - who plays Red - joked the brunette beauty would have to be careful if she did end up behind bars at Litchfield Prison: "She better watch herself. Pretty girls have to watch out in prison."
Conan O'Brien admits that the feud between him and Jay Leno remains fierce.
The bitter rivalry began in earnest in 2010 when, barely six months after replacing Leno as host of The Tonight Show, Conan was ousted from the show. "In some ways, that was more intense than Jay versus Dave [Letterman]. It felt like the younger guard [supporting Conan] against the old guard [Leno]. People were having rallies, making videos slamming NBC, and NBC was thinking, 'How is Conan doing this?' I was being credited as a genius when I didn't have the slightest idea who these people were," Conan told ShortList magazine.
Conan - who now hosts a new self-titled talk show - added that some of his most ardent fans even went so far as to get a tattoo as a show of support. He was, however, quick to point out that he didn't necessarily appreciate the gesture. "They've tattooed my face on their body. I always feel like, 'Look, I'll pay to have that removed,'" the talk show host added.
Marilyn Manson has joined the cast of Sons of Anarchy for the final season.
The 45-year-old rocker will play "a white supremacist prison shot-caller" named Ron Tully, who is set to help the show's protagonist Jackson "Jax" Teller (Charlie Hunnam) "expand his power base" in the program, which portrays police and motorcycle gangs in California.
Manson and his dad, Hugh Warner, have always been huge fans of the show which was created by Kurt Sutter, and the shock rocker admitted he is joining the series to make his father proud: "Sons has been such a big part of my life, as well as my father's. The very heart of SOA is about [the father-son] relationship ... So I was determined to make him proud by being involved in what will probably be remembered as the most amazing piece of television cinema. After all, the very heart of SOA is about that relationship. So, now all I need is a motorcycle."
Manson - whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner - has previously appeared in shows including Californication, Once Upon a Time and Eastbound & Down.
Although two months have passed since HBO's freshman crime drama True Detective aired its season finale, fans can't let go of the rumors surrounding the next season!
Fortunately for them, creator and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto - who wrote all eight episodes of the first season - took to a podcast interview to confirm some of the season 2 speculation.
As it had already been announced that Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were not returning for the next season, gossip has it that there will be three leads - two men and a woman - which Pizzolatto did not confirm, but did say that he's "deeply in love with each of them."
Pizzolatto did reveal that the show will take place in California: “Not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser-known venues of California. And we’re going to try to capture a certain psycho-sphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one.”
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Neil Patrick Harris was asked to present The Late Show.
The How I Met Your Mother actor - who raises twins Harper and Gideon, three, with partner David Burtka - was asked to replace David Letterman on the nightly talk show and even got as far as meeting with CBS executives to discuss the opportunity.
"They called me in and sat me down and asked if that would be something that I would be interested in doing," he said. However, despite the lucrative offer, the 40-year-old actor turned down the job as he worried about getting "bored" and wanted more flexible working.
"In that instance I felt like I knew what my skill sets were. I was surprised that he pitched me that idea, and I sort of sat for a minute with it and told him the things that concerned me about the longevity of that kind of gig. I would get bored of the repetition fast, and the structure is so set that I don't have any interest in doing monologue, commercial, sketch, guest, guest, musical act, good night," he said on The Howard Stern Show.
Mel B has branded Howard Stern "inappropriate" for questioning her judging abilities.
The 38-year-old former Spice Girls singer sits on the judging panel alongside the TV personality on America's Got Talent and though they now get on well, Mel was left speechless when she heard audio footage of his initial thoughts of her joining the panel.
Recalling when he first heard she was joining the show, Howard said, "At first I was like 'What kind of choice was that?,' Mel B, Scary Spice, wasn't she on Dancing With The Stars?' I was like, 'Who cares about the Spice Girls and who cares?' I saw a piece of tape of her, she's on X Factor Australia, my first reaction was I don't even know her."
After hearing the audio clip, Mel B said, "What can you say to that, that was kind of inappropriate."
Lena Dunham writes Girls when she's listening to Taylor Swift.
The writer and star of the huge HBO drama always puts her friend's records - famous for their tracks lamenting lost loves - when she's thinking of ideas for the show.
"She writes her own destiny in a way which is very unusual, especially for a young woman in the world of pop music. I wrote half of the first season of Girls listening to her Speak Now album and wrote much of the third season listening to Red," Lena said.
Lena, 27, is proud to call Taylor, 24, a friend and says she is always asking her for advice because she is very wise: "Taylor is a good friend of mine. I call her and text her all time. She helps me be stronger and make better decisions. She has amazing creative instincts. She's really a proponent of not feeling pressure from anybody else and recognizing that you have a better connection to what your 'brand' is than anybody else."
Lea Michele wants a role on American Horror Story.
The actress is gearing up to film the final season of Glee and intends to remain loyal to show creator Ryan Murphy as long as he wants her to play uptight Rachel Berry - but would happily jump ship to his other pet project for its upcoming carnival-themed series four.
When quizzed whether there might be a Rachel spin-off in the works, Lea remained coy and told chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, "I come from Broadway and on Broadway you stay in a show and that's it. You make it your home. So for me, I like the schedule, I like the routine, and I love Ryan and I love Rachel Berry. So I'll be Rachel singing in a senior citizens home for everyone. I've literally have said before that I will work for Ryan Murphy for the rest of my life. Unless he wants to put me on American Horror Story, I know what the theme is for next year and I'm in if he'll have me at least maybe for one episode. Let's start that campaign right now actually!"
Lena Dunham's mother wants her to marry Jimmy Fallon.
The Girls star has a "great boyfriend" in Fun. guitarist Jack Antoff but she admitted her mom has always had a secret hope that she would tie the knot with the late night talk show host, though he is already happily settled with wife, Nancy Juvonen and their eight-month-old daughter Winnie Rose.
Sarah Michelle Gellar thinks she's too old to star in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.
The 36-year-old actress, who played teen heroine Buffy Summers in the sci-fi TV series between 1997 and 2003, doesn't foresee her classic TV show spawning a movie spin-off like Veronica Mars as she worries she wouldn't be able to pull off the daring martial arts stunts now she's older.
"I'm a little old now. I feel like Buffy would have a wooden stake walker. I'm not quite sure how that would work," she said.
The Crazy Ones star also admits she has her reservations about a big-screen adaptation of the series as Buffy originally started out as a critically panned, camp 1992 horror movie starring Kristy Swanson. Buffy was [already] a movie. See, I think people forget that. Buffy was a movie first, and I don't know if you guys know this, but it didn't really work! I see you laughing at me over there, but it kind of didn't work. We spent our whole first year or two apologizing for the movie. So, I think it would be an incredibly different pressure," she explained.
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