Gilmore Girls Revival is Trying to Get Melissa McCarthy to at Least Make a Brief Cameo

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Gilmore Girls revival is trying to get Melissa McCarthy to at least make a brief cameo

McCarthy is "really f—ing busy,” says Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, who adds that she’s spoken to McCarthy’s reps about a potential cameo. If McCarthy has an afternoon free, Sherman-Palladino has offered to write a quickie Sookie scene. "Melissa was one of us,” says Sherman-Palladino. "If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set]—even if for just a cameo—we would be totally game. And if it’s a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out. That’s the way we left it.” PLUS: Sherman-Palladino recounts how the Netflix deal came together.


Naomi Watts and Tom Sizemore are joining the Twin Peaks reboot—David Lynch may reprise his role

Watts’ casting will reunite her with the Mulholland Drive director, according to Deadline, which adds that Lynch may reprise his role as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole.


Clay Aiken to Donald Trump: "remember that time you made me come in 2nd place?”

The Celebrity Apprentice runner-up to Arsenio Hall tweeted his reaction to The Donald’s second place Iowa finish, adding: "Doesn't feel good does it?  I do still love ya, but #karmasabitch"


CBS and NBC are expected to lose $21.5 million for each Thursday Night Football game they broadcast

Each network is paying $45 million per game for a combined 10-game package, up from the $37.5 million CBS paid for each Thursday game last year. According to one analysis, CBS has already lost $200 million from showing Thursday Night Football for the past two seasons.


Rhys Darby discusses his X-Files transformation

“All I had to draw upon was myself,” he says. "I often feel out of place, so I guess it was kind of perfect for me, really.” PLUS: Monday’s episode made the X-Files revival worth it, and Gillian Anderson isn’t sure about doing more X-Files episodes.


Larry Wilmore hires a YouTube star as a Nightly Show writer and contributor

Franchesca Ramsey previously appeared on The Nightly Show as a panelist.


Preview Chris Martin’s Carpool Karaoke

James Corden is driving the Coldplay frontman to the San Francisco Bay Area for his Super Bowl halftime performance.


Kermit the Frog and Stephen Colbert the Person ask the big questions

Watch The Muppets star get raunchy on The Late Show.


Teresa’s Giudice’s prison tell-all reportedly upsets inmates

The Real Housewives star is set to release Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again. Giudice is being labeled a “snitch” for describing sexual acts in her cell, which she called the “Boom Boom Room.”