The Situation is schilling tuxedos
October 6th, 2011
08:54 PM ET

The Situation is schilling tuxedos

“Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has parlayed his distinctive Seaside style into an endorsement deal, reports MTV.

Abercrombie & Fitch may not want Sitch in their duds, but FLOW Formal Wear is reportedly paying the reality star six figures to model their wares.

"They approached me because I'm a trendsetter,” Mike modestly explained to In Touch of the line, simply called The Situation. “DTF has a new meaning: Down to Formal! I'm really excited to show a classier, more sophisticated side of myself.”

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NBC scoops up Snoop Dogg sitcom
October 6th, 2011
07:51 PM ET

NBC scoops up Snoop Dogg sitcom

Snoop Dogg is keeping the "actor" part of his multi-hyphenate career alive with another TV project. According to Deadline, Snoop has sold a family comedy pitch to NBC.

The half-hour sitcom is about a father (Snoop, naturally) parenting his wayward brood. The rapper would also produce the multi-cam comedy.

In 2002, Snoop starred in MTV sketch comedy show “Doggy Fizzle Televizzle,” and he put his own family on camera with reality series “Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood,” which aired on E! from 2007-2009.

What do you think about the Doggfather as a sitcom star?

While you were working...
October 6th, 2011
07:04 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Julia Roberts is the evil queen in one of the "Snow White" flicks coming out next year, but we just can't see her being all that rotten. These sneak peek photos (at the link) aren't helping our convictions. Sorry, Julia! It's a good thing! [EW]
  • TNT will pay tribute to Steve Jobs tonight with back-to-back airings of "Pirates of Silicon Valley," a 1999 TV movie about the race between Apple and Microsoft to build their respective empires. First run begins at 8 p.m. ET. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's past year is probably burned into your memory already, but if you ever forget or feel the need to immerse yourself in the actor/politician's life, there's now a Schwarzenegger museum in Austria. [USA Today]
  • "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley appears to be the latest celeb taking up the Occupy Wall Street cause, although we can't tell if that's really him, or crafty work with Photoshop. [Gawker]
  • "Glee's" Naya Rivera is pants-less and baring cleavage for FHM's magazine cover, but no one seems to care as much as they did when Lea Michele lost her pants on GQ. [E!]

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Will and Jada sell series to ABC
October 6th, 2011
05:10 PM ET

Will and Jada sell series to ABC

There were rumors of a split, but Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith are still doing business together. According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC has bought a multi-camera comedy from the Hollywood power couple.

The series, currently referred to as "Untitled Romeo Project," will star Latin singer Anthony "Romeo" Santos.

Santos will play a conflicted Dominican-American man from the New York City neighborhood Washington Heights. The show will follow Romeo’s struggle to please his traditional immigrant father while entertaining his own modern American dreams.

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Jon Hamm: Thomas Jane was almost Don Draper
October 6th, 2011
04:45 PM ET

Jon Hamm: Thomas Jane was almost Don Draper

We can’t imagine a world without Jon Hamm strutting around on “Mad Men,” wooing viewers as mysterious ad man Don Draper. But according to Hamm, his plum part almost went to another actor.

Entertainment Weekly reports on the actor’s casting struggle, which he revealed on this week's "WTF" podcast.

“I started, literally, on the very, very bottom — I couldn’t have had less heat on me,” Hamm, 40, says of auditioning for the role of Don Draper as an unknown actor. "Nobody knew who I was… I wasn't on anybody's lists — and they had lists."

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NBC cancels 'Free Agents'
October 6th, 2011
04:10 PM ET

NBC cancels 'Free Agents'

New NBC comedy “Free Agents” is the second new fall series to get canceled, reports Entertainment Weekly. (NBC's "The Playboy Club" went first.)

The show’s star Hank Azaria confirmed the sad news today via Twitter:

“Thanks to NBC for giving us a shot, thanks to all who watched Free Agents, and thanks to all who worked on the show- we had so much fun!!”

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