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Gandolfini turns down The Office role

James Gandolfini has reportedly turned down a permanent deal to appear on The Office after meeting with producers of the comedy series. The actor is best known for his role as Tony Soprano on mob series The Sopranos.

Sizemore joins Hawaii Five-0

Tom Sizemore has signed on to play a recurring role in the second season of Hawaii Five-0. The actor will play the head of an Internal Affairs unit.

Actresses added to Pillars follow-up

Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon and Miranda Richardson have both signed on to appear in the Pillars of the Earth follow-up World Without End. The eight-part drama, which is based on the novel by Ken Follett, is set 200 years after Pillars of the Earth.

Possible Cougar Town name

Cougar Town actress Courtney Cox has hinted of a possible name change for the comedy, saying that one of the frontrunners is ‘Friends With Beverages’.

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