Drew Peterson: Cease and desist, Rob Lowe
July 14th, 2011
06:57 PM ET

Drew Peterson: Cease and desist, Rob Lowe

Drew Peterson is out to stop Rob Lowe's next role.

As we previously reported, the "Parks and Recreation" actor's set to star as the ex-cop accused of killing his third wife and suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife in an upcoming Lifetime television movie.

Not so fast says Peterson, whose lawyers have filed a cease and desist letter, In Session confirmed. FULL POST

While you were working...
July 14th, 2011
06:31 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Steven Patrick Morrissey takes a dig at Michael Buble in a recent interview, calling him "famous and meaningless." We hope this doesn't turn into a case of the pot calling the kettle black. (Billboard)
  • With a nod to her mother, Kate Hudson has named her son Bingham Hawn Bellamy. That's quite a mouthful - we're glad her fiance Matt Bellamy shortened it to "Bing" in a recent tweet. (Us Weekly)
  • Alan Rickman's Severus Snape - the arguable dark horse among the wizards - has won MTV's "Harry Potter" World Cup. Rupert Grint, whose character Ron Weasley took second place, said he agreed with the outcome. (MTV)
  • The Spidey suit got a major upgrade if Andrew Garfield's new magazine cover is any indicator. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Could the series that inspired HBO's "Game of Thrones" dominate the book world? George R.R. Martin's "A Dance with Dragons" is flying off the shelves at record speeds. (USA Today)
  • An unpublished manuscript from British author Jane Austen was sold for $1.6 million. Before you get your hopes up, it wasn't a sequel to "Pride and Prejudice" - unfortunately, Austen never finished this book called "The Watsons."  (Los Angeles Times)
'Harry Potter' stars 10 years later
July 14th, 2011
06:03 PM ET

'Harry Potter' stars: Then and now

So have you heard? There's this little film called "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" opening tomorrow.

We kid, of course, because we're honestly not sure if it's even possible not to know about the Harry Potter crew picking up their wands one last time.

A decade has passed since "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" hit theaters, and the cast has grown up before our movie watching eyes. Take a look at how Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and the rest have transformed since we were first introduced to them in 2001.

'The Killing's' Michelle Forbes relaxes amid nomination
July 14th, 2011
06:00 PM ET

'The Killing's' Michelle Forbes relaxes amid nomination

Playing the mother of a teenaged murder victim on a dark, rainy television series can be pretty taxing, but it all paid off Thursday morning for Michelle Forbes.

The actress was nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her portrayal of Mitch Larsen on the show. She told Marquee the nomination was unexpected.

"I try not to have too many expectations about anything really in this lifetime," Forbes said. "But it being a freshman show I wasn't sure what its hopes were." FULL POST

A birthday surprise for 'Justified' actress Martindale
July 14th, 2011
05:15 PM ET

A birthday surprise for 'Justified' actress Martindale

[Editor's Note: If you still haven't viewed the season 2 finale of FX's "Justified," you may want to watch that first. There's a spoiler below!]

Just four days before her 60th birthday, “Justified’s” Margo Martindale got a gift in advance: a congratulatory phone call from a friend telling her that she’d been nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her role as Mags Bennett.

The FX show received four Emmy nominations this morning, all of which were for acting. Besides Martindale, series leads Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins and Jeremy Davies picked up nods as well.

Back in 2004, Martindale was nominated for a Tony Award after her turn playing Big Mama in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” “I’ve been nominated for a Tony and I thought that was as good as it can get,” Martindale told CNN, adding with a laugh, “So let’s just say the audience is a lot bigger for this!”

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The Throwback: Remember Nickelodeon's 'Hey Dude'?
July 14th, 2011
04:58 PM ET

The Throwback: Remember Nickelodeon's 'Hey Dude'?

Yippee-kai-aie-ay!

Nickelodeon's "Hey Dude" is being released on DVD next week by SHOUT! Factory. Filmed in Tucson, Arizona from 1989-1991 but set during one summer at the fictional Bar None Ranch, the children’s sitcom chronicled the adventures of teenagers who taught riding lessons and took care of guests.

Mr. Ernst, the only adult major cast member, was a former New York City accountant who purchased the ranch on a lark. Actor David Brisbin's portrayal of Mr. Ernst provided comic relief of the fish-out-of-water sort.

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