Desperate Housewives lawsuit
There’s been a twist in the tale of ex-Desperate Housewives actress Nicollette Sheridan and her alleged assault by series creator Marc Cherry. The actress’s lawyers now say the network responded to her claim by investigating the incident and concluding that the she had suffered a “light tap on the side of the head” during a rehearsal of a scene. She is attempting to claim damages for wrongful termination, assault and battery, and discrimination.
Benben secures Practice promotion
Actor Brian Benben has been promoted to a series regular on Private Practice. The actor, who plays Dr. Sheldon Wallace, will take up a major role in the medical drama next season after joining in season 2.
Glee soundtrack tops charts
The latest Glee soundtrack has shot to the top of the Billboard charts this week, beating out the likes of Christina Aguilera and the Twilight soundtrack. Glee: Journey to Regionals is a compilation of tracks from the show’s latest run.
TV commentator fired
A British World Cup commentator has been sacked after he was involved in securing tickets for a group of women as part of an ambush marketing campaign. ITV gave Robbie Earle the boot after the tickets allocated to him at the Netherlands-Denmark match were used in the stunt which saw 36 young women dressed in orange miniskirts with a beer logo on them fill a section of the stand.
Spacey lining up TV role
Kevin Spacey is in talks to feature in a new drama series for HBO. The Oscar-winning actor is eyeing up the role of a cult leader in the series entitled The Crux. His last regular TV role was back in the 1980s series Wiseguy.
Sons of Anarchy sued
A member of the motorcycle gang Hell’s Angels is filing a lawsuit against the creators of the drama series Sons of Anarchy, claiming they stole his idea for the show. Chuck Zito pitched the idea to the FX network back in 2004 but they said they didn’t want to pursue it. He is claiming the idea of the 2008 series Sons of Anarchy came from him and he has received no credit for it.
The latest big names bandied around for guest spots on Glee are singers Leona Lewis and Justin Timberlake. Only time will tell as to whether these rumours eventuate to anything.
New Bachelor series
America’s latest reality show is made up entirely of ex-reality contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette series. Bachelor Pad will see 19 ex-contestants from the show’s various seasons all crammed into a house for the purpose of “finding love” and a $250,000 paycheque for the winner.