Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer") has partnered with Kari Lizer (creator "The New Adventures of Old Christine") for an HBO comedy about a rogue nun. Sedgwick plays Kate, a disillusioned nun, who leaves her cloistered life. "No longer Sister Katherine, she's turned her back on her old life and now finds herself coming of age, trying to figure out who she is without her vows . . ."
Jerry Bruckheimer is adapting "American Gigolo," the 1980 film starring Richard Gere as a male prostitute, to TV. Bruckheimer produced the original movie, and spoke on the project in a presser. "With its signature noir aesthetic, American Gigolo has remained a deeply entertaining, psychological thriller and I'm thrilled to partner with [Paramount's] Brad [Grey] and Amy [Powell] on remaking it."
Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka have joined the cast of FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Harris, reports TV Line, will play a "chameleon salesman" in the series' final two episodes. Meanwhile, Burtka appears in the show's finale for a "sexy storyline" with Jessica Lange's Elsa.
Elizabeth Norment, who played Kevin Spacey's secretary on the Netflix series "House of Cards," has died. She was 61. Norment's obituary in The Washington Post states that she died of cancer on October 13 at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Over her thirty-year career, Norment appeared in shows including "Law and Order," "Party of Five" and "L.A. Law."
Melissa Rivers has hired a law firm to investigate the death of her mother, Joan Rivers. The comedian's daughter has hired the firm of Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom and Rubinowitz to investigate the death of her mother, who died in a private clinic during a routine medical procedure in September, when she lost oxygen to her brain.
Alfonso Ribeiro, former star of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and current contestant on "Dancing with the Stars," has announced that he and his wife Angela Unkrich are expecting their second child. "My son's first birthday is today," Ribeiro said during "DWTS" of his boy Alfonso, who was in the audience with Unkrich. "As a wonderful present, my wife and I decided to get him a brother or sister."
Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell, the couple brought together on season 18 of ABC's "The Bachelor," have split. Sources confirmed the news to Us Weekly, after Nikki shared some revealing thoughts via Instagram. "Isn't it pathetic how we waste so much time on certain people and in the end they prove that they weren't even worth a second of it."
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi released the first picture of her four-week-old daughter Giovanna to People magazine. In the photo, Snooki wears a pastel floral dress while cradling the newborn. "Thank you to all the outpouring love you guys are sending my growing family," Polizzi says. "We are so happy & can't believe we have two kids!" Giovanna is the second child to Snooki and her fiancé Jionni.
TLC has canceled "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" after reports surfaced that June Shannon ("Mama June") had rekindled her flame with Mark McDaniel, a convicted child molester. McDaniel was convicted of aggravated child molestation of an eight-year-old in 2004, while the pair were said to have been dating. Shannon posted a video to Facebook noting that TLC had canceled production.
ABC has canceled "Manhattan Love Story" after it failed to deliver in the ratings. The show's most recent episode pulled in just 2.7 million viewers, with a 0.7 rating among adults aged 18-49. According to Entertainment Weekly, networks have been giving their fall programs longer than usual to fail, as they wait for the numbers on DVR viewing.
Actress Marcia Strassman, who starred in "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died at 66. Strassman, who had battled breast cancer for years, died in her Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles home on Friday. The actress, who made her debut as nurse Maggie Cutler on "M*A*S*H," also appeared on television shows including "The Love Boat," "The Rockford Files," "Third Watch," and "Magnum P.I."
LeVar Burton gave a rousing rendition of the comic storybook "Go The F*** To Sleep." The "Reading Rainbow" star recorded a reading of comedian Adam Mansbach's book to a crowd of young adults, seated in a circle on a red reading carpet, as part of a 24-hour livestream fundraiser for Rooster Teeth's Extra Life charity campaign, which benefits medical research.
Sean Kelly was the big winner on season 13 of "Project Runway," an episode that featured, in the words of judge Heidi Klum, "the best fashion showcase we have ever had on the show." Kelly beat out collections by his fellow competitors - Amanda Valentine, Charketa Glover and Kini Donovan Zamora - during the show's 90-minute finale.
FOX is working with Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash") to bring the "Archie" comics to TV. The adaptation will be called "Riverdale." The hour long drama will "follow the main crew of Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, as they explore the surrealistic twists of small-town life, in addition to the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade."
June Shannon (a.k.a. Mama June) of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" says, contrary to rumors, she's not dating a pedophile. June hit Facebook in response to, what she calls, false information. "I want to make a post trying to clear up the rumors. Remember you can't believe everything you read! Ppl sell stories to the tabloid everyday that r false!"