While you were sleeping
... brought to you by this piece of exciting casting speculation. PS: Please make this happen TVLine: "Chris Meloni is being courted to join the cast of True Blood. TVLine has learned exclusively that the former Law & Order: SVU front man is circling what my sources are calling a “major role” in the show’s upcoming fifth season. But what role? An HBO rep declined to comment, but I hear Meloni — who’s currently shooting a top-secret role in Man of Steel — is in talks to play (duh) an incredibly powerful vampire. If a deal comes to pass, this would be a major casting coup for True Blood. It would also mark a high-profile return to the small screen for Meloni following his sudden departure from SVU last spring."
New couple alert People: "Has Sara Gilbert found new love? The actress and co-host of The Talk, who recently ended her relationship with her partner of 10 years, Allison Adler, was photographed holding hands with musician and producer Linda Perry as the pair left a grocery store in West Hollywood over the weekend. Earlier this month, Gilbert, 36, and Perry, 46, were photographed together at the 40th Anniversary gala for the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center ... Perry, the former lead singer of 4 Non Blondes, is the songwriter and producer behind hits such as Pink's "Get the Party Started" and Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful."
The Munsters is happening Deadline: "NBC's The Munsters will be brought to you by The Bryans. X-Men and Superman Returns helmer Bryan Singer is finalizing a deal to direct and executive produce Bryan Fuller’s reboot of the 1960s comedy, which recently received a pilot order by NBC. Universal Television is producing the project, described as an imaginative reinvention of The Munsters as a visually spectacular one-hour drama ... After originally developing The Munsters last season, Fuller redeveloped it with NBC’s new executive team this summer and delivered his new script at the beginning of this month. Like Fuller’s previous series, Pushing Daisies, The Munsters calls for striking visuals mixed with all the classic Munsters archetypes, and NBC had been looking for a top director to create the world of The Munsters circa 2011.s is happening."
Spawn "Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott recently welcomed their third child together — baby Hattie — but they aren’t done yet. “I think we’ll have a fourth,” Dean revealed to Access Hollywood Live’s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Tuesday as he and wife Tori promoted the return of their Oxygen reality show, “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.” Dean said when the couple learned they were pregnant with Hattie, via a home pregnancy test, the pair knew they wanted another child beyond their third. “As soon as I saw it was positive and it was a pregnancy, we both thought we need to have a fourth – at the same time,” Dean said. Tori said adding Hattie, who was born in October, hasn’t made things more hectic in their household at all. “People say, ‘Oh my God, it’s utter chaos after two.’ But it’s not, it’s great,” she said. “You lost your mind after the second one, so… the third fourth and fifth, it’s like you’re so far gone, it’s just kind of the same,” he said."
Daniel Radcliffe to play Alan Ginsberg Twitch Film: "Sources tell Twitch that once Radcliffe wraps up his Broadway run in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying he will move on to Kill Your Darlings with writer-director John Krokidas. A thriller based on actual events, Kill Your Darlings revolves around the relationship between Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr. Carr, for his part, is credited for connecting Ginsberg, Kerouac and William S Burroughs but, most notoriously, served time for the 1944 murder of his lover David Kammerer. Word of the film first broke in 2009 with Christine Vachon (Boys Don't Cry, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, A Dirty Shame) producing while Chris Evans, Jesse Eisenberg and Ben Whishaw were attached to play Kerouac, Ginsberg and Carr, respectively. It's unknown if any of those three remain attached but Eisenberg, at least, is out with Radcliffe apparently taking his place.