Billy Bob Thornton to star in ‘Fargo’ on FX

08.02.13 4 years ago

Billy Bob Thornton to star in “Fargo” on FX
He’ll play a character similar to Steve Buscemi’s in a 10-episode limited series based on the 1996 movie.

Ellen may have beaten out her pal Jimmy Kimmel for Oscar-hosting job

Kimmel was thought to be the favorite by ABC, as hosting the Academy Awards would’ve given him a boost as Jimmy Fallon moved to 11:30. But producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan prevailed, picking Ellen, who was a guest at Kimmel’s wedding last month. PLUS: Watch Ellen’s Oscar monologue from 2007.

Lindsay Lohan told rehab jokes when she guest-hosted “Chelsea Lately”
“I’ve been on a 90-day court ordered vacation,” said Lohan, who taped her guest stint Thursday to air on Monday.

CNN’s Jake Tapper to guest on “All My Children”
He’ll make his acting debut playing a reporter.

Rebecca Romijn’s name on her driver’s license is “Rebecca Romijn Stamos”

She’s been married to Jerry O’Connell for six years, but admits to being too lazy to go to the DMV to change her name. PLUS: Romijn tweeted a pic of O’Connell in a Speedo.

“Big Brother” hits a season high
About 7.04 million watched last night’s eviction.

Alexandra Breckenridge will be back for “American Horror Story: Coven”
Ryan Murphy announced the news on Twitter.

Why would the BBC use a live special to announce the new “Doctor Who”?
Does a special mean a big name — or a woman or black “Who”?

Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” now has a YouTube channel
Check out Andy Cohen’s new YouTube Clubhouse.

Valerie Harper filming a TV movie 4 months after announcing she has terminal cancer
The former “Rhoda” star is in Canada filming “The Town That Came A-Courtin'” for the UP channel.

Is “Dads” poised to be as successful as “2 Broke Girls”?

The hatred for the Seth MacFarlane sitcom’s racial humor at yesterday’s TV critics’  panel was reminiscent of “2 Broke Girls'” session three years ago.

“Breaking Bad” buys “Thanks Albuquerque” billboards”
“We had great chemistry together,” says the billboards in Albuquerque. Meet the makers of “Blue Meth” donuts, Bryan Cranston chatted with Stephen Colbert about his “Power Rangers” past, and watch an Etch A Sketch recap of “Breaking Bad.”

Antonio Sabato Jr. joins “Castle’s” spoof of “Saved by the Bell”

He’ll play a former teen star named Ramon Russo. PLUS: Joshua Bitton joins “Castle” as a new detective.

Robin Thicke sings “Blurred Lines” on Jimmy Fallon with kids’ instruments
Watch their performance with The Roots.

“Human Giant’s” Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel are teaming up for “Crash Test”
Their bringing their standup show, originally created by Aziz Ansari, to Comedy Central.

Tia Mowry’s childhood is inspiring a Nickelodeon sitcom

The actress, now known as Tia Mowry-Hardrict, is putting together a comedy based on a 12-year-old girl who lives with her drill sergeant mother. Both her parents were sergeants in the U.S. Army.

See the chocolate version of Mario Lopez
“The X Factor” host was presented yesterday with a  Dove mint and dark chocolate sculpture of his head and body.

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