While you were sleeping
... brought to you by Angelina's left leg. Because I imagine it's feeling neglected and envious over all the attention bestowed upon its right counterpoint and that makes me sad. (Reuters file photo/Danny Moloshok).
Young Carrie Bradshaw has been cast TVLine: "The CW has found its young Carrie Bradshaw! AnnaSophia Robb has landed the coveted role in the network’s Sex and the City prequel pilot The Carrie Diaries. She’ll play the role made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker in the long-running HBO hit. Best known for feature film roles, Robb is a good catch for the network. She was in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake and starred in Soul Surfer and Bridge to Terabithia. She’s also playing Wendy in an upcoming remake of Peter Pan. Robb joins Stefania Owen (Running Wilde) who will play Bradshaw’s 14-year-old sister Dorrit in the show, which is set during Bradshaw’s high school years in the 1980s."
Natalie Portman may have gotten married without inviting the press? "Did Natalie Portman slyly reveal big news before more than 1 billion TV viewers? On Sunday night's 84th Academy Awards, the actress appeared to be wearing a wedding ring set as she clutched an envelope onstage. And her French fiancé, Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied, was photographed with a band on his wedding finger. Was there a secret wedding? That remains a mystery for now, as the Oscar winner's rep hasn't commented. Portman, 30, announced in December 2010 that she and Millepied were quietly engaged and that they were expecting a child. People confirmed last June that they had welcomed a son, Aleph."
James Spader leaving The Office Deadline: "The Office executive producer/showrunner said Monday that James Spader will not return to the NBC comedy next season. The actor, who parlayed a two-scene appearance at the end of last season as Robert California into a full-season gig, had only signed a one-year deal. “James always wanted this to be a one year arc, and he now leaves us having created one of the most enigmatic and dynamic characters in television,” Lieberstein said. “He’s been a great friend to me and the show, helping us successfully transition into the post-Michael Scott years, and I’m grateful for that.”
Spawn "Uma Thurman is reprising her role as a mom. The 41-year-old actress is expecting her third child, a source exclusively tells Life & Style. "Yes, Uma is pregnant!" a friend of Uma's tells Life & Style. "She hasn't announced it yet, but a lot of her friends were asking her because they could tell the difference when they saw her at New York Fashion Week. She's usually so skinny, but now she has the cutest little bump and a glow about her." Indeed, the former model kept covered up while sitting front row at Tommy Hilfiger on Feb. 12, wearing a baggy blouse and loose blazer. "She's excited," the insider shares. "She's happy and just a few months along right now. She's due in late, late summer." The father is her businessman boyfriend Arpad Busson, a friend of Uma's confirms. Uma has two children with her former husband Ethan Hawke."
Alan Ball no longer True Blood showrunner Deadline: "If HBO’s hit vampire drama True Blood goes to a sixth season, it will be without its mastermind Alan Ball at the helm. HBO and Ball just confirmed ongoing speculation that Ball would leave the series full-time after the upcoming fifth season. He is under an overall deal with HBO and, in addition to True Blood, also executive produces new series Banshee for sibling Cinemax. Here is a statement from HBO: HBO: “When we extended our multi-year overall deal with Alan Ball in July 2011, we always intended that if we proceeded to True Blood’s sixth season that Alan would take a supervisory role on the series and not be the day-to-day showrunner. If we proceed to season six, the show will remain in the very capable hands of the talented team of writers and producers who have been with the show for a number of years. This is the best possible world for both HBO and Alan Ball. Alan will remain available as executive producer to consult and advise on True Blood and he will be free to develop new shows for both HBO and Cinemax. Banshee, on which Alan serves as executive producer, is the first in house series for Cinemax and is expected to begin production this spring.”