Fox Launching an Electronic Music Awards Show With Paul Oakenfold

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Fox launching an Electronic Music Awards show with Paul Oakenfold

The Electronic Music Awards and Foundation show debuts Saturday, April 23, featuring electronic music’s leading artists, plus red carpet coverage.


Stephen Colbert books Tina Fey, Key & Peele, Will Ferrell and Margot Robbie for his live post-Super Bowl show

The Late Show host tweets of Ferrell: “Can't wait to see what he can do on a Sunday Night Live."


Fox’s The Passion lands its Jesus and Judas

Telenovela’s Jencarlos Canela will play Jesus Christ while American Idol alum Chris Daughtry will take on the role of Judas in Fox’s live Biblical musical.


Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Celebrity Apprentice sets its cast: Tyra Banks, Warren Buffett and Jessica Alba will help advise him

L.A. Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will also serve as an advisor for the former California governor, whose contestants include Boy George, Snooki, Jon Lovitz, Eric Dickerson, Brooke Burke-Charvet and Laila Ali.


Jamie-Lynn Sigler is headed to CSI: Cyber

The Sopranos alum, fresh off revealing her MS diagnosis, will guest as an employee of a social media company.


Outlander
casts Brianna

British actress Sophie Skelton will play the very important Season 2 role.


Michael Jackson once told Oprah he’d want a black actor to play him

Jackson apparently wouldn’t have been happy with Joseph Fiennes, a white British actor, playing him in a UK TV comedy. "I'm a black American,” Jackson told Oprah in a 1993 interview. "I'm proud to be a black American. I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride in who I am and dignity."


Netflix orders a Stretch Armstrong series

The 26-episode animated action/comedy series featuring stretchable superheroes Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters marks Hasbro’s first original programming for Netflix.


How Louie Anderson ended up playing Zach Galifianakis’ mother on Baskets

Galifianakis couldn’t get Anderson’s voice out of his head when thinking about who should play his mother. So his co-creator Louis C.K. called Anderson out of the blue. “He goes, ‘We want you to play Zach’s mom,’” Anderson remembers. Without hesitation, he replied, “Yeah! I’ll do it!”


JB Smoove recalls his rejected pitches from his time as an SNL writer

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star had some great ideas when he was on staff on SNL from 2003 to 2005.


John Oliver tells The Tonight Show his embarrassing topless deodorant commercial audition story

The Last Week Tonight host also tells how his wife ended up rapping with LL Cool J at an airport. PLUS: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Sia and Natalie Portman perform Iko Iko with spoons and a deck of cards.


Rosie O’Donnell got to kiss Allison Janney during her Mom visit

"I had the best time on set,” Rosie says of playing Janney’s lesbian lover on the CBS comedy. "Allison is the best kisser!"


American Gods finds its Shadow

The 100’s Ricky Whittle will play the lead Shadow Moon in Starz’s TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel.


The Challenger disaster’s 30th anniversary: Watch the Christa McAuliffe documentary Teacher in Space

Burgess Meredith narrated this quaint one-hour television documentary on the first teacher to go to space that aired the week preceding the Jan. 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion.