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Homersimpson-082914.jpg Homer Simpson of "The Simpsons" is the latest celeb to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. FOX posted animated footage of Homer nominating "Flanders, Lenny and Flanders again" to take the challenge before getting doused. Homer dumps a glass of ice water over himself, before an array of larger, colder objects begin to fall on him from above.

allisontolman-082914.jpg Allison Tolman ("Fargo") will guest star on an upcoming episode of "The Mindy Project." The third season of the FOX program returns this fall. Tolman, according to TV Guide, plays a romance novelist who goes on a bad blind date with Peter (Adam Pally). Tolman appears on two episodes. Shonda Rhimes, Rhea Perlman and Rob McElhenny are also set to star in episodes of the program this season.

kelsey-grammer-082914.jpg David Hyde Pierce ("Fraiser") has landed a recurring role on season six of "The Good Wife." He'll debut in the seventh episode of the upcoming season. CBS announced that Pierce plays a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to affect change.

joanrivers-032714.jpg Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" after suffering a cardiac and respiratory arrest on Thursday. Joan's daughter, Melissa, issued a statement, thanking all for their support. "I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers."

Friends-082814.jpg Three members of the cast of "Friends" - Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow - reunited on the Wednesday episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Kimmel staged a mini-episode of the program into which he inserted himself. Jimmy had a replica of Monica and Rachel's apartment built, and played Ross in the brief scene alongside Rachel, Monica and Phoebe.

shondarhimes-082814.jpg Shonda Rhimes (creator of "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy") will star on an upcoming episode of "The Mindy Project." Shonda, who, according to EW, is a big fan of the show, will star as herself in an episode from season three. Storyline specifics regarding her appearance are being kept under wraps, according to TV Line. The Rhimes episode is slated to shoot in early September.

zachgalifianakis-062612.jpg Zach Galifianakis will star in "Baskets," a program co-created by him, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel. FX has ordered ten episodes of the series. "In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown," writes the network of the show's premise.

img1-082814.jpg Following the arrest of Will Hayden on rape charges, the Discovery Channel has canceled the reality show "Sons of Guns." Hayden, the show's star, has been accused of raping his 12-year-old daughter. "Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of Sons of Guns and cancel the series," Discovery told E! News in a statement.

Chelseahandler-100313.jpg Chelsea Handler filmed her last episode of "Chelsea Lately" on Tuesday night, signing off with the help of an all-star cast, including Miley Cyrus, 50 Cent, Ellen DeGeneres, Mary McCormack, Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock. McCormack, Aniston and Bullock staged a faux intervention, goofing on familiar Hander favorites like alcoholism and frank sexual talk.

img1-082714.jpg Warner Bros. is considering a re-imagined version of the hit 90s sitcom "Full House." John Stamos (Uncle Jesse), original exec producer Bob Boyett and creator Jeff Franklin are said to be involved. On a recent episode of "Watch What Happens Live," Stamos said that he was "working on a twist on a sequel," adding that nothing was set in stone.

chrissoules-082714.jpg Chris Soules, a former contestant from "The Bachelorette," will be the next contestant on "The Bachelor." Soules, known to fans as Farmer Chris, competed during Andi Dorfman's recently concluded season. "I mean, coming from a small town I never really expected to have this opportunity to be on either show let alone to be the lead on The Bachelor, so it's been awesome," said Soules.

img1-082614.jpg Martin Scorsese will direct the pilot for the TV spin-off of his 2010 film "Shutter Island." Tentatively titled "Ashecliffe," the show focuses on the island mental hospital located in Boston's harbor. The events of "Ashecliffe" take place before the events of "Shutter Island." According to Deadline, the series explores "the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by [the] founders" of the hospital.

KimKardashian-072711.jpg Kim Kardashian will star on an episode of CBS' "2 Broke Girls" set to air in the fall. Kim hit Twitter to make the news public. "Shooting an episode of #2BrokeGirls with @OfficialKat & @BethBehrs! Can't wait for you to see it 10/27 @ 8pm on #CBS." She didn't say whether she'd be playing herself or another character.

vergara-052714.jpg Sofia Vergara was criticized for a skit she participated in at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in which she stood on a pedestal posing while Television Academy chairman Bruce Rosenblum gave a speech. Critics all over social media said that the Colombian actress was permitting the objectification of women with the sketch. "She was treated like a literal object," wrote Jezebel.

img2-053014.jpg Billy Crystal presided over the memorial for his old friend, the late Robin Williams, at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. Crystal had words of fond remembrance, as well as recollections of better times. "Every time you saw him - on television, in movies, nightclubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters for our troops overseas, and even in a dying girl's living room, for her last wish . . ."