QUEEN LATIFAH PULLS PLUG ON BILL COSBY INTERVIEW: The folks at The Queen Latifah Show have pulled the plug on a planned interview with Bill Cosby amid the resurfacing of several rape and sexual assault allegations that have been brought against him over the years. Comedian Hannibal Buress recently made headlines for calling out Bill during his standup act. 77-year-old Cosby has not addressed the situation in any way.
JOEL MCHALE EXTENDS DEAL AT E!: Joel McHale has extended his deal with E!. The Community star will continue on as host of The Soup through 2016 and develop new non-scripted series under his production company, Free Period. The network said in a statement, "Whether he is entertaining the audience with the best worst of the week or offering up a fresh hit of pop culture on the production development front, McHale is a valued fixture at the network for both his industry know-how and comic relief." Joel added, "Although I narrowly beat Mitt Romney out for the job in a number of states, I'm confident that I can keep up the same quality of humorous observation of shows like Naked Dating and Bad Girls Club Season 12 Reunion Part 2 that the American people age 18-49 have come to expect and deserve."
WE TV CANCELS 'THE DIVIDE': WE TV has pulled the plug on The Divide after one season. The network said in a statement, "We are extremely proud of The Divide and grateful to its brilliant creators, Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn, and an amazing cast and crew, for bringing this story to life as WE TV's first scripted series." The show was originally pitched to AMC before WE TV picked it up for a 10-episode run which ended in August.
FOUR MORE ACTORS RUMORED FOR 'TRUE DETECTIVE': Deadline is reporting that Kelly Reilly, Michael Irby, Abigail Spencer, and Leven Rambin are close to finalizing deals to appear in the second season of True Detective. They would be joining the previously announced cast members Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams, and Vince Vaughn. No premiere date has been set yet.
SETH ROGAN RUMORED FOR NEW STEVE JOBS BIOPIC: Seth Rogan is reportedly being considered to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Aaron Sorkin's new biopic. Christian Bale was recently cast in the lead role as Steve Jobs. The movie will be directed by Danny Boyle based on Walter Isaacson's book which was adapted by Sorkin. Jessica Chastain is also rumored to be up for the female lead.