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Adam Levine to join American Horror Story "Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is already a major reality TV star thanks to his gig on NBC’s The Voice, but now the musician is switching over to scripted television. EW can exclusively reveal that Levine is in final negotiations to appear in season 2 of FX’s hit thriller American Horror Story. In his television acting debut, Levine will be playing a contemporary character and half of a couple called “The Lovers.” AHS producers are so fond of Levine that they are shooting around his summer touring schedule. While the second season of AHS, set to premiere on FX in October, has been cloaked in secrecy, we do know that original cast members Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Lily Rabe will be returning as entirely different characters. Co-creator Ryan Murphy has also said that season 2 will be set in on the East Coast and in a “horror institution.”
There's a surprise "Put the party on pause for this Jersey Shore star. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has checked into an treatment program. "He has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule," the star's rep confirms to Us Weekly while denying that it's substance abuse-related. No word if Sorrentino's status puts a wrench in the plans for MTV, who confirmed Monday that the ultra-tan house mates Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Deena Cortese and Pauly DelVecchio have been booked for a sixth season."
Wilde back to House "Thirteen is checking in one more time. EW has confirmed that Olivia Wilde is set to reprise her role as Thirteen in the show’s series finale, airing May 21. TVLine first reported. Wilde last appeared on the show in October, and left — seemingly for good — after House (Hugh Laurie) fired Thirteen. (He did it so she wouldn’t feel compelled to return to her post out of guilt.) Well, obviously it won’t stick. The question now is, how will she return? As a patient? (Her character has long suffered from Huntington’s disease) A doctor? Or in a dream? (Hey, crazier things have happened.)"
Splitsville People: "Following a celebratory awards season with the success of her supporting role in The Artist, Penelope Ann Miller has some news that isn't so joyous. The actress, 48, filed for legal separation on March 14 from James Huggins, her husband of nearly 12 years, according to documents filed in the L.A. Superior Court. The exes have two children together – Eloisa, 11, and Maria, 2 ½. Miller cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. She requested to terminate the court's ability to award spousal support to Huggins. She has also asked to have sole legal and physical custody of their children, with her ex receiving child visitation rights."
Eddie Izzard in Munsters series Deadline: "Eddie Izzard is in final negotiations to star in and produce NBC’s Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane. Izzard is the first actor cast in the pilot, written by Bryan Fuller and to be directed by Bryan Singer. Mockingbird Lane is described as a reinvention of the 1960s sitcom about a family of “monsters” that has striking visuals in the vein of Fuller’s ABC dramedy Pushing Daisies. Izzard will play Grandpa, the Munster family patriarch, a powerful, ancient vampire with an irrepressible twinkle in his eye. He can shapeshift into rats, wolves, and other creatures at will, but he’s also dapper and charming in a fedora; he is a Don Juan-type womanizer with penchant for flashy, sexy outfits."
Unconfirmed Spawn "When Reese Witherspoon turns 36 this Thursday March 22, she'll definitely have something extra to celebrate: A baby on the way! As multiple sources confirm exclusively in the new Us Weekly, out now, the Oscar-winning actress is pregnant with her third child, and her first with second husband Jim Toth, who she wed last March at her $7 million ranch in Ojai, Calif. after over a year of dating. "Reese is right around 12 weeks," one source explains, adding that the This Means War star is "not planning to announce it." The baby-to-be will join older siblings Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8, Witherspoon's kids with first husband Ryan Phillippe, from whom she split in 2006 after 7 years of marriage. Pals of Witherspoon and high-powered CAA agent Toth, 41, aren't shocked by the happy news. "Reese and Jim have been trying to get pregnant," one pal says. And now that the A-list couple are breaking the news to a small circle of friends, their baby joy is obvious. "The timing is right," one source says. "She's so happy!"