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Katie Holmes Almost Landed ‘OITNB’ Role

Katie HolmesKatie 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."

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Idris Elba Wants a Cameo in ‘Girls’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, HBO, Gossip, News,

Idris ElbaIdris Elba wants to appear on Girls.

The Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - actor has made an appeal to the show's creator and star Lena Dunham - who he was a guest alongside on UK talk show The Graham Norton Show earlier this month - to write him a part on the popular program.

"@lenadunham Very funny woman. Can I come do a scene on your show? [sic]," he wrote on Twitter. Joking about a topless photograph of himself which he accidentally posted on the site recently, he added, "i promise, NO selfies...smile [sic]."

Although Lena is yet to agree to give the British actor a part on her show, she tweeted back, "@idriselba You are a pure pleasure, an honor to share the couch with you #selfiesforever PS thank you for calling me a woman, it made me feel all tingly inside <3 [sic]."

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Johnny Depp to Appear on Family Guy

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp is to make a cameo appearance in Family Guy.

The Dark Shadows actor will return to his title role from 1990 movie Edward Scissorhands for a brief gag in the adult animation. The 49-year-old star initially struggled to get back into character, but found inspiration by watching clips from the film.

"When he was in the booth, he said that he felt like he hadn't done that voice since he did it in front of the camera. [But] he was able to snap right back into Edward Scissorhands once we pulled up a clip from the movie," Family Guy executive producer Mark Hentemann told Entertainment Weekly.

Johnny impressed everyone involved in the show with his performance - particularly the female cast and crew members. "He was amazing - and demonstrated extraordinary patience with all the fawning women in our office who swarmed him," he added.

Though it is not clear when Johnny's appearance will broadcast, the new series of Family Guy returns to TV on September 30.

Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in The Simpsons

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Animation, Comedy, Prime Time, FOX, News,

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch is making a cameo appearance in The Simpsons.

The British actor landed a voice role in the famous animated sitcom following a chance meeting in Los Angeles: "I was at a meeting in the same place The Simpsons is recorded and heard there was a part going in an episode. I said, 'I hate to muscle in here guys but could I record it?' Next thing, I'm standing in a room with all those famous voices; Bart, Marge, Homer, Lisa."

The Star Trek 2 actor - who shot to fame playing iconic detective Sherlock Holmes in TV series Sherlock - was thrilled to get to be part of the cartoon because he likes to take on as many varied roles as possible. "I like treating every job as the first time and to do that, I'll vary the work, so I'll be a knuckle head and run around with girls and guns, then I'll slow it down and do something different like [Edwardian drama] Parade's End," he said.

VIDEO: See Ricky Gervais’ Cameo on The Office

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, The Office, Video,

There's only one other person who could probably appreciate Michael Scott's humor as much as Holly Flax does -- and that's his UK counterpart David Brent.

On last night's episode of , Ricky Gervais -- the star and the co-creator of the British version -- made his first appearance in Dunder Mifflin territory.

Although Gervais' run-in with Steve Carell was hilarious (as expected), his brief cameo had us dreaming of Brent/Scott partnership. Oh, the possibilities ...

I guess Will Ferrell-lead office will just have to suffice.

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Matt Dillon to Guest Star on Modern Family

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, ABC,

Matt Dillon in Takers

Matt Dillon might have thought there was something about Mary, but at one point he thought there was something about Phil Dunphy's wife, too.

It was recently announced that the Takers star has been tapped to appear in a future episode of Modern Family. Matt will play a former boyfriend of Claire’s who has developed a friendship with her mother (actress Shelley Long).

No date has yet been announced for Dillon’s arrival.

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Julianne Moore Returning to As the World Turns

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, CBS, Gossip, Spoilers,

Julianne Moore, As the World Turns

Did someone get a hold of James Franco’s idea bin?

She may have already racked up four Academy Award nominations, but that doesn’t mean is afraid to star on primetime - or even daytime - television.

Earlier this season, the actress appeared alongside Alec Baldwin in a few episodes of 30 Rock. Now she’s scheduled to return to the show that helped launch her career: .

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Casting Corner: SVU, Glee and More

Sharon StoneOlivia Newton-John

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Glee: Singer Olivia Newton-John is the one creator Ryan Murphy wants for his show. In the upcoming episode, the Grease star will perform a duet with…Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch). The two will team up for a rendition of Olivia’s classic “Let’s Get Physical.”

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Will Matt Dillon Appear on Entourage?

Could we soon see more drama for Johnny Drama?

Although HBO’s Entourage has played a host to a lengthy list of guest stars including Matt Damon, Zac Efron and Martin Scorsese, there’s one person we’ll probably never see on the show: .

During a recent interview with Good Day LA, the Armored star explained why he doesn’t see himself acting alongside his brother (Emmy nominee ) anytime soon.

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Casting Corner: Castle, Parks and Recreation and More

Will ArnettAlyssa Milano

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

How I Met Your Mother: The CBS comedy will be opening its doors for yet another guest star. Amanda Peet, most recently seen in 2012, is currently scheduled for a January visit. No details on her role have yet been announced.

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