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Top Gear host describes the show as a “sitcom”

Top Gear host James May has described the show as a sitcom nowadays as opposed to the motoring show it once was. May expressed his frustration that him and his co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond have to play “characters” on the BBC and that often the trio’s technical expertise is sacrificed in favour of comedic setups and challenges.

Love Hewitt plans TV return

Jennifer Love Hewitt is lining up plans to return to TV following the cancellation of The Ghost Whisperer. The actress is planning to develop a half-hour comedy titled Bad Taste in Men along with a romantic comedy project. 

Vosloo joins Bones

The Mummy and 24 actor Arnold Vosloo is joining crime series Bones for a recurring role in the show’s next season. The actor, whoplayed terrorist Habib Marwan in the fourth season of 24, will play a villain on Bones.

MTV forced to apologise for Jersey Shore scene 

MTV has had to apologise to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation following a scene on a Jersey Shore special. One of the male cast members was filmed flirting with a nightclub patron who his friends described as a “tranny”.  GLAAD described the segment as “one of the most blatantly transphobic scenes aired anywhere on television in the last few years.”

Big Bang’s Penny written out temporarily

The
Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny, has been temporarily
written out of the show due to a broken leg she suffered outside of
work. The writers of the comedy series will rewrite at least one episode
while Cuoco recovers enough to return work.

Avatar actor possibly heading to Terra Nova

Avatar’s
Stephen Lang is reportedly in talks to appear in the new Steven
Spielberg series Terra Nova, which shoots in Australia. Lang was
initially pursued for the role but had to pass due to his workload, but
is available now since the airing of Terra Nova was pushed back until
2011.

Jennifer Love Hewitt for Castle?

Jennifer Love Hewitt has been linked to a role in Castle, with the show’s executive producer saying the part has already been written for her.

Lopez signs Idol deal

Jennifer Lopez has reportedly inked a one-year deal to sit at the judges table on the next season of American Idol. The singer, whose previous attempt to seal a deal failed last month, has secured $12m for the gig.