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img1-082014.jpg Fox has confirmed that Richard Branson is set to make a cameo appearance on an upcoming edition of "The Simpsons." The Virgin mastermind will join a growing list of guest stars set for cameos on the upcoming season, including Tesla chief Elon Musk. Branson's second turn on the show is scheduled to air sometime next year and executive producer Al Jean described his character.

jill-duggar-082014.jpg Jill Duggar ("19 Kids and Counting") has announced that she and her husband Derick Dillard are expecting a baby. Speaking with People, Dugger, 23, said "we're having a baby!" "It was surreal," added Derick. "We were shocked. Both of us are so excited." Jill and Derick began dating in August of last year, and were engaged in March. They wed in a ceremony in Springdale, Arkansas.

donpardo-081914.jpg Famed "Saturday Night Live" announcer Don Pardo has died at the age of 96. The legendary television announcer served as the opening voice for "SNL" for 38 years and also lent his voice to staples including "Caesar's Hour," "Jackpot," "Jeopardy!," "The Kate Smith Evening Hour," "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," "NBC Nightly News," "The Price Is Right," "Three on a Match" and "Winning Streak."

img1-081814.jpg Yeardley Smith, most well known as the voice of Lisa Simpson on "The Simpsons," will guest star on an upcoming episode of "Revenge." According to TV Live, Yeardley plays a patient named Phyllis who resides at the mental hospital that Emily got Victoria admitted to against her will at the end of season three. Smith will also feature in the season finale.

craigferguson-042914.jpg Craig Ferguson is in talks to get a daily half-hour series on Tribune Broadcasting stations. According to EW, Ferguson, who announced his pending retirement from "The Late Late Show" earlier this year, will have his own show and it will land sometime in the 7 PM slot and launch next year.

Oprah-Winfrey-04072010.jpg Oprah Winfrey honored the late Robin Williams in two OWN specials this weekend. The network aired two episodes of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that starred Williams. The first was Williams' 1988 appearance to promote the film "Good Morning, Vietnam." OWN says the episode features "a candid Williams . . . shar[ing] deeply personal stories about . . . his early childhood and more."

oitnb-013014.jpg The Netflix hit series "Orange Is The New Black" won three Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday night. The show landed awards for editing and for series casting. In addition, Uzo Aduba won the award for guest actress, beating fellow series actresses Natasha Lyonne and Laverne Cox, as well as Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy (who were nominated for their guest appearances on "Saturday Night Live").

leetergesen-081514.jpg Lee Tergesen will play Hyland on the upcoming second season of "The Blacklist." Frank is the husband of Mary Louise Parker's character Naomi Hyland. According to exec producer Jon Bokenkamp, Naomi is "tied inextricably to Reddington." At ComicCon, Bokenkamp also elaborated on the Reddington question.

newbirbigs-081514.jpg "Orange Is the New Black" has added comedian Mike Birbiglia in an undisclosed capacity for its upcoming season three. The role will be recurring. TIME magazine suggests that since "most men on the Emmy-nominated show play love interests and relatives of the prisoners or prison guards, so it's a fair guess he'll be in one of those categories."

Khloe-060811.jpg Khloe Kardashian is taking a new direction on the small screen, this time as a star in French Montana's video for "Don't Panic." Both Khloe and the rapper have dropped numerous hints about the video, including a controversial Instagram photo earlier this month in which the pair appeared holding automatic weapons.

jakelacy-081414.jpg Jake Lacy ("Obvious Child") has landed a recurring role in the upcoming fourth season of "Girls." According to EW, the actor's role is being kept under wraps. Other guest stars slated for the upcoming season include "Community" star Gillian Jacobs, "American Horror Story" actor Zachary Quinto, director Spike Jonze, "Orange Is the New Black" star Natasha Lyonne, and Jason Ritter of "Parenthood.

BrittanyMurphy-111913.jpg Lifetime will air the Brittnay Murphy biopic "The Brittany Murphy Story" on Saturday, September 6 at 8 PM EST. Amanda Fuller ("Last Man Standing") plays Britt, while Sherilyn Fenn ("Ray Donovan") plays her mother. The plot tells "the story of talented young Brittany, her supportive mother Sharon and their determination to turn Brittany into a star in the 1980s and '90s," according to Lifetime.

savannah-031714.jpg Savannah Guthrie has given birth to a baby girl with her husband Mike Feldman. The "Today" show host named her newborn Vale Guthrie, and is now on maternity leave from the show. "My 3am wake up call sounds a lot different now. Sweeter," Sav posted on Twitter following the birth of Vale. "Today" co-host Matt Lauer dished on the baby's name on the program.

JimmyFallon-112311.jpg Jimmy Fallon offered a heartfelt tribute to the late Robin Williams on "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday, August 12. The comedian said the news came as a shock to all. "We, like all of you were shaken up a bit last night when we learned that genius comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away. He was one in a kind. He was one in a million." "He's, like, unbelievable."

img1-081314.jpg The pro dancers for season 19 of "Dancing with the Stars" have been announced by ABC. The network revealed that Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Val Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff and Tony Dovolani will all return to the show. Other returning faves include Derek Hough, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, and Witney Carson, while new faces are Artem Chigvintsev, Keoikantse "Keo" Motsepe and Allison Holker.