Rob Lowe has reportedly signed on to appear in the upcoming British series "Apocalypse Slough." The Sky1 network comedy will reportedly center on a group strangers who cross paths when the earth is threatened by an eight-mile wide comet. According the U.K.'s guardian.com, Lowe is set to play a rebellious Vatican priest who takes refuge in a bunker within the working class British town.
NBC has revealed that it will be streaming the Super Bowl in its entirety (including the half-time show) for free. The free stream covers 11 hours of Super Bowl pre- and post-game shows, the half-time show (which features Lenny Kravitz and Katy Perry this year) and a free episode of "The Blacklist" on February 1, starting at noon.
Netflix has picked up the Will Arnett vehicle "Flaked," which will premiere on the streaming service in 2016. The series centers on a "guru" who "falls for the object of his best friend's fascination." Arnett's previous work on Netflix includes his role as Gob on "Arrested Development" and "BoJack Horseman." "Flaked" was created by Arnett and Mark Chappell.
Greg Plitt, who starred in Bravo's reality series "Work Out," has died. He was 37. Plitt was hit by a Metrolink train on Saturday in Burbank, California. Several witnesses noted that Plitt, who was with friends at the time, was carrying a camera, with one witness noting that Plitt stumbled over the tracks. No reason was given for Plitt being on the tracks.
Tiffani Thiessen, most well known for her roles on "Saved By the Bell" and "Beverly Hills, 90210," is pregnant with her second child. She and her hubby Brady Smith, who wed in 2005, announced the news via People magazine. "We could not be more excited about extending our family. Harper is beyond thrilled to have a playmate!"
"Frozen" star and Tony award winner Idina Menzel will sing the National Anthem during the Super Bowl XLIX pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on Sunday, February 1. John Legend, the NFL also announced, will sing "America the Beautiful." It's the Super Bowl debut for Menzel, who follows in the footsteps of previous Anthem performers, including Alicia Keys.
"Broad City," the Comedy Central program featuring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, has been renewed for a third season. The announcement came on the same day that the show's second season debuted. "It has just been brought to my attention that 'Broad City' is a female-centric show, but we're going to do more anyway," said Kent Alterman.
Zooey Deschanel is expecting her child with Jacob Pechenik this summer. A rep for the actress confirmed the news to People magazine. "Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one," she said. The news comes at the same time that Zooey's sister Emily announced her second child with David Hornsby.
Kyle MacLachlan, who played FBI Agent Dale Cooper in the early 90s series "Twin Peaks," will return to the 2016 version of the program, the actor announced at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour on Monday. "I think you need a damn good cup of coffee," MacLachlan said during the event in reference to the show.
Woody Allen will write and direct a half hour series for Amazon Prime Instant Video. Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios, announced the news in a presser. "From 'Annie Hall' to 'Blue Jasmine', Woody has been at the creative forefront of American cinema and we couldn't be more excited to premiere his first TV series exclusively on Prime Instant Video next year."
"Boyhood" won the Best Motion Picture honor at the 2015 Golden Globes, while "The Grand Budapest Hotel" took home the Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy on Sunday night. The two prizes are the greatest given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Meanwhile, films expected to do well at the ceremony - "Selma," "The Imitation Game" and "Foxcatcher" - failed to bring home any major prizes.
For season two of "Fargo" Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett and Jean Smart will join already announced cast members Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst. Wilson stars as Lou Solverson, described as a clean-cut Minnesota State patrolman who recently returned from Vietnam. In season one, the older version of the character was played by Keith Carradine.
Benedict Cumberbatch and his fiancée Sophie Hunter are expecting a baby. Cumberbatch's representative, Karon Maskill, noted, "They are both over the moon." This will be the first child for the couple, who revealed their engagement in November through an announcement in the U.K. newspaper The Times last year. They are expected to marry in the spring.
Nicole Kidman has revealed that she once went out on a date with Jimmy Fallon. She recounted the story during an interview with Fallon on "The Tonight Show" in which Nicole admits she had a major crush on Jimmy. Despite her attraction to the comic, she says the first date was a nightmare and Fallon seemed more interested in playing video games. "Well it was like a hang."
Teresa Giudice has begun her 15-month prison sentence for bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The reality star spent the days leading up to her incarceration with her family as they traveled to the Crystal Springs Resort and Spa for some skiing and spa treatments over the New Year holiday. A source spoke with E! News about the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star.