Paul Schneider, who played the character Mark Brendanawicz on the first two seasons of "Parks and Recreation," says he does not plan to return to the show. Paul's character was the hunky crush of the show's lead character Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler). "That experience was very strange for me," he told ScreenCrush. "You know, I signed up for a specific character that was changed in mid-season."
Mitch Hurvitz, the creator behind "Arrested Development," has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to create, develop, and produce an original series. The deal comes nearly a year after the streaming service brought back "Arrested Development" for a 15 episode fourth season. "We are lucky to be in business with Mitch Hurwitz, a true genius with one of the most distinctive voices . . ."
Laura Prepon ("That 70s Show," "Orange Is the New Black") has denied rumors that she is dating Tom Cruise. Speaking with the Daily Beast, Prepon said that she was flattered but surprised to hear the gossip: "I'm flattered because I think he's hot, so I'm like, 'Oh, that's nice,' and apparently he's very gentlemanly with me. Apparently we get along great . . ."
Jimmy Fallon edited a series of NBC news cast clips featuring Brian Williams to make a surprising cover of Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice" for "Late Night." The "Gin and Juice" mash-up isn't the first created by Fallon, as he previously made one of "Rapper's Delight" (Sugarhill Gang), "Regulate" (Warren G) and "Good Vibrations" (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch).
Courtney Cox sat down with David Letterman on the "Late Show" Monday night to shut down rumors that the cast "Friends" was gearing up for a reunion. Letterman floated the possibility of a "Friends" film, but Cox rejected the notion, replying "that's not gonna happen." Cox added that it's tough to even get the entire cast together for a dinner party: "I mean I can get the girls to come . . ."
John Tuturro has replaced Robert De Niro as the lead man of the upcoming HBO mini-series "Criminal Justice." DeNiro had previously signed on to replace the late James Gandolfini in the U.S. adaptation of Peter Moffat's 2008 BBC drama. The plot centers on Jack Stone (Tuturro), an unscrupulous lawyer who becomes involved in a case defending a young man accused of murdering a girl.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum, the wife of Channing Tatum, stripped down for the latest Allure Nude Issue. Speaking with the mag, Jenna said that her hubby had no problem with the risqué shoot: "Chan was really on board with it—he knows I'm very comfortable in my own skin . . . I've always been free-spirited, and it was hard to keep clothes on me as a kid."
Tila Tequila is going to be a mother, she announced on Facebook over the weekend. The post featured a pic of her baby bump along with the caption "Surprise!! I'm 10 weeks pregnant!" "I just couldn't hold it in any longer as this brings me so much joy and happiness to know that there is a baby Tila on the way! May God bless my little bundle of joy on this Good Friday! Yayy!"
Michelle Obama is set to feature on an upcoming episode of ABC's "Nashville" scheduled to air May 7. The episode, titled "All or Nothing With Me," will also feature a guest spot from country singer Kellie Pickler. The pair play themselves, showing up at a charity concert at Fort Campbell organized by the show's character Luke Wheeler (Will Chase), whose tour is cut short following an injury.
After months of speculation, Khloe Kardashian and French Montana have confirmed that they are an item. The pair hit the town in NYC over the weekend, grabbing a slice of pizza from the Star Gourmet & Deli. The next day, the rapper and reality star had lunch at the Lobster House with witnesses noting that French was caressing Khloe's back during the meal.
Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage during the filming of her OWN network docu-series "Lindsay." Without naming the father, Lohan explained that her health condition was the reason for some erratic behavior displayed in the series: "It's a very long story but that's why on the show when it says, 'she doesn't want to come down, she doesn't want to come down.' I couldn't move."
Columbus Short has been issued with a restraining order after his wife accused him of threatening to kill her. The "Scandal" star was accused by his wife, Tuere Tanee Short, of threatening to hit her with a wine bottle during an April 7 incident. She states that he then poured the wine on her, pinned her to the couch with a knife as he accused her of cheating on him with several men.
HBO has released the initial trailer for the second season of their hit original series "Orange is the New Black." The trailer features Taylor Shilling's character Piper picking up where she left off at the end of season one. That season wrapped up with Piper fighting her rival Pennsatucky and ending up in solitary confinement.
Jenny McCarthy has announced that she is engaged to Donnie Wahlberg. McCarthy made her revelation on live television and had hinted that she would do so earlier in the day, posting on Twitter that fans should watch her on her show, "The View." After she revealed her news, she jumped up and down along with her co-hosts.
Maya Rudolph ("Saturday Night Live") has landed her own variety show set to air on NBC in May. "The Maya Rudolph Show" kicks off May 19 at 10 PM EST. On the set Rudolph will be joined by a host of famous friends including Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes, and Chris Parnell. Janelle Monae will be the musical guest on the first show.