While most True Blood fans are excited that the hit HBO series is back on their small screens, they might be saddened to find out that one of the vampire show's beloved characters will be getting axed this season. Though Carrie Preston - who plays Arlene Bellfleur - didn't divulge any names, she talks about how the tears were shed during a table reading for the script: "We had this one table read, the first time we were hearing the script out loud, and one of the actors started crying and then everybody joined in. It was a pretty beautiful moment."
Todd Lowe, who portrays Preston's husband Terry on the series, also confirmed the "major death" in an upcoming episode: "It was just a big surprise. I had gotten the script late and hadn't looked into it, so I was kind of like, 'Oh! Wow! That's different.' It saddened a lot of people."
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Charlie Sheen reportedly wants Selma Blair to be fired from Anger Management.
The actor - who plays therapist Charlie Goodson in the comedy series - is furious with his co-star for allegedly complaining to executive producers that Charlie is too difficult to work with and is constantly late. According to TMZ, after Charlie discovered Selma - who portrays Dr. Kate Wales in the show - had made a complaint about him he spoke to bosses about his huge workload compared to the actress' and told them if she shows up for work today he will refuse to shoot.
Jennifer Lopez held a secret meeting with Ryan Seacrest amid rumors she is preparing to return to American Idol.
The 43-year-old singer met with the show's host at an industry office building in Beverly Hills on Friday, and was reportedly desperate to keep their reunion under the radar. An eyewitness told gossip website RadarOnline.com, "J.Lo was driven there by her regular driver. Ryan arrived simultaneously, and didn't look happy to have been spotted."
The "Dance Again" hitmaker looks set to take back her seat on the judging panel when Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj - who quit the talent show last week to focus on their music careers - leave. Her manager Benny Medina was previously said to have met with show bosses to discuss her potential comeback and it appears negotiations are now in the final stages.
Jennifer Lopez reportedly wants to return to American Idol. The 43-year-old star looks set to take back her seat on the judging panel when Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj - who quit the talent show last week to focus on their music careers - leave.
Her manager Benny Medina is said to have met with show bosses to discuss her potential comeback. "J.Lo's manager, Benny Medina, was in talks with FOX even before Mariah and Nicki announced their departures last week. Benny told FOX that she does indeed want to return. They're talking. Negotiations are in their infant stages, but they're underway to get her back to the judges' table," a source said.
FOX bosses are eager to claw back viewing figures after this season's finale saw ratings drop to 14.2 million, which is the lowest they've ever been since the show started in 2002. They believe a revamp of judges could be what is needed - including losing Keith Urban. "It's unlikely that this season's fourth judge, Keith Urban, will also stick around. The show needs an overhaul," an insider said.
Dina Lohan was allegedly paid $50,000 to try to resolve her issues with her ex-husband Michael Lohan on TV.
The divorced couple, whose relationship has soured again after they briefly called a truce and had dinner together on Wednesday in Hollywood, reportedly got their daughter Lindsay's permission to appear together on a new TV show called The Test on Thursday, a conflict-resolution talk show due to air this autumn which uses lie detector and DNA tests to solve problems, and were well paid to take part.
A source told gossip website TMZ.com that the 26-year-old actress's mother received $50,000 to film the show. Michael was also allegedly paid to take part but his fee hasn't been disclosed. The insider said that Dina used the money to settle her debts from the family's Long Island home, which has been on the brink of foreclosure for months.
Dina and Michael's brief reconciliation ended during filming for the show on Thursday.
Keith Urban has no idea if he is returning to American Idol next season.
The 45-year-old Australian country singer - who is married to actress Nicole Kidman and has two daughters Sunday Rose, four, and two-year-old Faith Margaret - has hinted that he hopes to be invited back to the show's judging panel because he loves working with new artists.
"I did as much as I could in the environment we had. I love artists. I love the beginnings of artists when all they've got is raw talent and nothing else. I have no official information of anything. I'm pretty much in the same boat as everybody else here with the rumors that have been floating around. I don't know anything more about what's happening next season. It was like this before I signed on... so it's not unusual for the Idol folks to be in this place of figuring out what they want to do, then they always pull it together."
Jennifer Hudson is the only celebrity confirmed for next season. Current judges Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson have already confirmed they are leaving the show, and Mariah Carey is reportedly not planning to return either.
Community fans will be happy to know that show creator Dan Harmon might return for next season.
Despite the fact that Harmon parted ways with the NBC show in a less-than-peaceful manner, he accidentally revealed to his Harmontown podcast audience that he was welcomed back into the
hit critically-acclaimed sitcom's fold.
"As soon as Dan said it, he asked that it be edited out of the podcast and it was just for us audience members (and I wasn’t going to say a word) but soon after that Dan said 'Ahhh #### it. I don’t care who knows!'" revealed a writer from Hollywookiee, who was present at the taping.
The writer also added that Harmon joked about only returning if Chevy Chase - who left the show during production of its fourth season - would agree to come back as well. Even if Harmon does return to writing behind the scenes, he didn't specify in what capacity; hopefully NBC will come out and give us such details now that Harmon has let the cat out of the bag.
Former American Idol contestants Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson are set to return to the show as judges. Kelly - who won the first season in 2002 - and Jennifer - who placed seventh in 2004 - have been approached by producers to join the panel of the new series after they decided to replace Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Veteran judge Randy Jackson recently quit the show and bosses want to return to a three person format, with Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert among those who have been approached to take the final spot.
"Nothing is final yet, it's 95 per cent there. The alum panel will be Fox's attempt to reignite ratings by bringing back Idol faces that the fans care about. It's Idol stars guiding the next generation," a Fox source told E! News.
Emma Roberts is set to join the cast of American Horror Story: Coven.
The 22-year-old actress - whose Fox pilot Delirium was not picked up - is close to signing a deal to star in the third season of Ryan Murphy's FX drama alongside her boyfriend Evan Peters, according to TVLine. Emma will join fellow newcomers Kathy Bates and Gabourey Sidibe and returning castmembers Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe.
Although it will focus on witches, Ryan recently promised the third season of the show will be more upbeat than before. "It's a really cool story that we've been talking for a couple years, and this seemed to be the year to do it. What season three is about is more historical in nature. I'm also interested in getting into a horror romance. That's certainly something that's going to be in the water for season three. You're going to see a very different tone in season three, but that's the joy of the show. I think as a person right now I do feel lighter and wanting to embrace something a little bit more fun," he said.
Kelly Rowland is in "final negotiations" to join The X Factor.
The Destiny's Child singer and Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio are expected to be announced as the new judges on the FOX singing competition on Monday, TMZ is reporting. After weeks of speculation, the pair are said to be signing a deal this weekend to sit alongside Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato on the judging panel for the program's third season. They would replace departing judges Britney Spears and L.A. Reid.
Kelly is no stranger to reality shows, having been a judge on The X Factor UK in 2011, while Paulina coached for The Voice Mexico. This comes after Simon announced on Twitter yesterday, "We start x factor auditions in charleston on Tuesday. The new panel will be announced Monday. This is going to be an interesting show! (sic)"
His right hand man Louis Walsh also recently revealed the music mogul was looking to shake things up with a female-heavy panel this year. "I think he's going to use three girls. Three girls and Simon. He wants to be the only male there ... It's like Charlie's Angels. I think it will be Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell, Kelly Rowland and another," Louis said.
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