Annie Little ("Dexter," "Southland") has been added to the cast of the Showtime drama "Shameless" for season five. She'll pop up in at least two episodes, according to Entertainment Weekly, playing the uptight sister of Bianca (Bojana Novakovic). The Hollywood Reporter writes that Little plays Elizabeth, "who is a bit of a square."
FX has canceled "The Bridge" after two seasons. The show starred Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger as detectives working along the U.S./Mexico border. Several fans of the show hit Twitter to voice their discontent with the network's decision. "FX has cancelled The Bridge because life isn't fair and God hates me," wrote one user, while another added, "The Bridge had its problems as a show . . ."
Cobie Smulders ("How I Met Your Mother") and her hubby Taran Killam ("Saturday Night Live") are expecting their second child together. A rep for the pair confirmed the news to People magazine. Cobie and Taran, who wed in 2012, have a five-year-old daughter named Shaelyn Cado. "I think I sleep an average of four hours a night now, so it's just like functioning on fumes sometimes," she said.
Frank Sivero, who played a mobster named Frankie Carbone in the 1990 film "Goodfellas," is suing "The Simpsons" for its use of a wiseguy character named Louie. Sivero claims that Louie is based on Carbone, and is looking to get $250 million in compensation. In the court filing, Sivero says that the writers for the show lived next door to him in 1989 while he was prepping for the role.
Tori Spelling was hospitalized over the weekend with a host of flu like symptoms, which included fever, cough, wheezing, that got her quarantined. Health workers at Cedars Sinai Hospital isolated her because of the Ebola scare and her Ebola-like symptoms. TMZ reports that Spelling does not have Ebola but rather a severe case of bronchitis with a sinus infection.
"Saturday Night Live" write Leslie Jones has made the jump over into the regular cast. Jones was added to the "SNL" writing roster last January, becoming one of only a handful of black women to ever grace the show's cast or writing lineup. Jones' addition to the writing lineup came after "SNL" chief Lorne Michaels came under fire for the conspicuous lack of any black females in the cast.
Irish actor Gerard Parkes, best known for his roles on "Fraggle Rock" and "The Boondock Saints" has died at the age of 90. Parkes passed away at a retirement home in Toronto, Ontario and news of his passing was confirmed by his agent. Parkes was born in Dublin but moved to Canada to pursue an acting career in the 1950s. His signature role as the inventor on "Fraggle Rock."
Jill Duggar Dillard of "19 Kids and Counting" and her husband Derick have revealed that their new baby will be a boy. The pair revealed the news to People Magazine and the pair say they are thrilled to start a family of their own. "I was really excited," says Derick, 25 to People. "As a new dad, to have a firstborn son to be our first child and be the leader of his siblings . . ."
Former "American Idol" star Joanne Borgella has lost her battle with cancer at the age of 32. The singer first came into the spotlight in 2005 when she was the first winner of "Mo'nique's Fat Chance." She was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2005. Borgella's team broke news of her passing through her official Twitter page.
"Glee" star Matthew Morrison tied the knot with his fiancée Renee Puente in a small private ceremony in Hawaii last week. The couple had previously stated that they planned to wed next year, but moved the date forward, sharing the moment with 50 close friends and family members. According to dailymail.co.uk, Morrison donned a custom made Brooks Brothers tuxedo.
Former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor Nicholas Brendon was arrested in Boise, Idaho over the weekend after allegedly causing a drunken scene in a hotel bar. The 43-year-old, best known for his role on the show as Xander Harris, was in Boise for the annual Tree City Comic-Con event. According to vulture.com, Brendon was in the hotel lobby when he had an altercation with staff.
Jay Leno was roasted by a group of top comedians after receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center over the weekend. Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Sykes, Garth Brooks, Kevin Eubanks and Chelsea Handler were on hand to help celebrate the honor with humor. "The truth is, my time was done," Leno said after getting the award.
Dean Stockwell ("Quantum Leap," "Battlestar Galactica") has landed a guest role on CBS' "NCIS: New Orleans." According to Entertainment Weekly, the spot will reunite Dean with his former "Leap" co-star Scott Bakula. Stockwell plays Tom Hamilton, "a proud and spirited retired New Orleans cop who still has his wits about him."
Joan Rivers' death resulted from "a predictable complication of medical therapy," an NYC medical examiner has ruled, while undergoing an endoscopy on her throat. "The cause of Ms. Rivers' death is anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Kim Dickens ("Gone Girl") has joined the cast of "House of Cards" for season three. Details of her role, as well as plot details of the entire season, have been kept under the tightest of wraps. However, TV Line reports that the role will be recurring. "I am always discovering new things about it, and its rules and dynamics are its own, and so I feel that it's naturally leading . . ."