Melissa McCarthy Doesn’t Expect to be Part of Netflix's Gilmore Girls Revival

Norman Weiss
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Melissa McCarthy doesn’t expect to be part of Netflix's Gilmore Girls revival

"I don't think I am,” she told E! while promoting her new film The Boss. "I didn't actually get asked to do it. But I think they thought I was busy, and then by the time it did come up, then I actually was.” McCarthy added that she was "actually thrilled that it's happening.”


The Big Bang Theory casts Judd Hirsch as Leonard’s father

Johnny Galecki revealed at Paleyfest that he approached the Taxi alum at the taping of NBC’s all-star tribute to James Burrows, and asked: "Would you have any interest in playing my dad on the show?"


Ellen grills Marcia Clark on Christopher Darden relationship

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Gotham renewed for Season 3

Fox says the Batman prequel is doing well in the ratings, averaging nine million viewers.


Bill Bellamy and Becki Newton will play husband and wife on Fox’s interracial comedy pilot

The comedic actor is joining the Ugly Betty alum on the untitled comedy pilot, playing a retired football player who is adapting to becoming the stepfather to two new stepsons. PLUS: Minnie Driver joins ABC’s Speechless.


Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson hit with a $200 million lawsuit over Ballers

Two people are suing, claiming they approached Wahlberg and Johnson with the idea that would eventually become HBO’s Ballers in 2008.


Jimmy Kimmel asks Erin Andrews for a million dollars

The Dancing with the Stars co-host addressed her lawsuit victory for the first time, thanking her fans during a visit with Kimmel.


The Americans star talks about the intense season premiere

One scene in particular seemed overwhelming.


James Corden films his second Late Late Show episode from somebody’s house

For the first time in nearly a year, Corden took his show to a random house in Hollywood. This time it was Natalie’s house, where they (again) played hide and seek.


Questlove’s dad dies

The Tonight Show bandleader called his father Lee Andrews, a soul singer with the R&B group Lee Andrews & the Hearts, “the greatest teacher in my life.” Andrews was 79.