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Plus: Law and Whitaker starring in ''Operation Mambo,'' Wilson and Nolte join Stiller-directed ''Tropic Thunder,'' D'Agosto lands major recurring role on ''Heroes,'' and more...

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Julia Roberts has third child
Julia Roberts gave birth to an 8.5-pound baby boy on Monday (June 18). His name is Henry Daniel Moder, and both he and his mother are doing fine. Henry is the third child for Roberts and her husband Danny Moder. The couple were already parents to twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, who turned 2 in November. The Oscar-winning Roberts recently voiced the title character in the 2006 film adaptation of Charlotte’s Web, and she’ll next be seen in the Mike Nichols-directed drama Charlie Wilson’s War, which is scheduled for release later this year. (People)

Law, Whitaker to star in Mambo
Jude Law and Forest Whitaker will star in the futuristic action thriller Operation Mambo, for Universal Pictures. The story is about a repo man living off of artificial organs who struggles to make payments on an artificial heart and goes on the run when his former partner hunts him down to repossess the vital organ. Eric Garcia and Garrett Lerner wrote the screenplay. One-time storyboard artist Miguel Sapochnik will make his feature directorial debut on the movie. Shooting is scheduled to begin in September. Law most recently appeared in All the King’s Men, with Sean Penn and Anthony Hopkins, and The Holiday, with Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz, and he next appears with Norah Jones in My Blueberry Nights, which premiered last month at Cannes. Whitaker has signed onto several projects since taking home Best Actor at this year’s Oscars, including Powder Blue, Night Watch, The Great Debaters, Where the Wild Things Are, and Winged Creatures, and he recently wrapped shooting Vantage Point, with Matthew Fox, Dennis Quaid, Sigourney Weaver, and William Hurt. (Hollywood Reporter)

Wilson, Nolte join Stiller’s Thunder
Owen Wilson and Nick Nolte will star in the Ben Stiller-directed Tropic Thunder for DreamWorks. The comedy is about a group of actors who go on location to shoot a war movie, only to find that reality replicates their plot. Stiller wrote the script with Justin Theroux and Etan Cohen, and is producing with Red Hour partner Stuart Cornfeld. The ensemble cast also includes Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Brandon Jackson, Steve Coogan, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Jay Baruchel, Matt Levin, and Andrea De Oliveira. Shooting is scheduled to start some time this summer. Wilson last appeared with Stiller in Night at the Museum, and Nolte will next be seen in The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and The Spiderwick Chronicles. (Variety)

Nick D’Agosto tapped for Heroes
Nick D’Agosto has been tapped for a major recurring role on Heroes as Claire’s (Hayden Panettiere) boyfriend, West, who is said to have ”a very cool superpower.” D’Agosto is the second announced addition to the cast of the NBC drama for next season, joining Dania Ramirez, who was recently announced as a new series regular. Last year, D’Agosto co-starred opposite Marisa Tomei in the CBS comedy pilot The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud and played the male lead opposite Mena Suvari the CBS drama Orpheus. D’Agosto will next be seen in the indie Rocket Science, which generated a good buzz at this year’s Sundance. (Hollywood Reporter)

Jesse Martin returning to Law & Order
Jesse Martin has reupped with NBC’s Law & Order and will return as Detective Ed Green for at least 13 episodes of the 18th season of the veteran series. It will be Martin’s ninth year on the show. Martin’s deal follows the show signing Jeremy Sisto to replace Milena Govich and Fred Thompson announcing his decision to leave his role on the series as district attorney; Thompson’s spot will be filled by L&O veteran Sam Waterston. Martin next appears in the movie Caretakers and is set to play Marvin Gaye in the Lauren Goodman-directed feature Sexual Healing. (Hollywood Reporter)

DeGeneres, Barker, Guiding Light, Young and Restless take top honors at Daytime Emmys
Ellen DeGeneres won her third consecutive Emmy on Friday (June 15) for talkshow host for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Bob Barker, who shot his last day as host of The Price is Right earlier that day, won best game show host. ”This proves that the judges have sympathy for an old man who doesn’t have a job,” he quipped. Barker also said that he believes Price will speak to Rosie O’Donnell about the vacant host spot, a position O’Donnell has said she’d be interested in. Meanwhile, CBS soaps Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless tied for best daytime drama series; Christian LeBlanc (Restless) won best actor, and Maura West (As the World Turns) won best actress. Genie Francis, the General Hospital vet, won best supporting actress for her brief reprisal last year of her famous role as Laura Spencer, of ”Luke and Laura” fame, and Rick Hearst (General Hospital) won best supporting actor. (Hollywood Reporter)

CNN expected to cancel Paula Zahn Now
CNN is expected to cancel the low-rated 8 p.m. Paula Zahn Now and replace it with a news show anchored by NBC’s Campbell Brown. CNN is trying to work out a deal to bring the Weekend Today co-anchor to the network, but NBC has an option to match the offer for Brown, whose contract expires at the end of next month. (Hollywood Reporter)

Moore’s Sicko shows up on YouTube
A pirated copy of Michael Moore’s upcoming movie Sicko showed up on YouTube, posted in chunks. The movie does not release until June 29. One version uploaded last weekend got about 500 to 600 views per segment, with one of the first segments garnering nearly 1,700 views. Another version got 200 to 300 views per segment, with the first 10 minutes getting more than 1,200 views. Moore’s last film, the anti-Bush documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, was widely bootlegged and available in a pirated version online but went on to earn $119 million at the domestic boxoffice. (Hollywood Reporter)

Fox wins Thursday on Fifth Grader and Dance
Fox won Thursday night off good ratings for its reality series Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? (9.8 million viewers, 3.1 rating/11 share in adults 18-49) and So You Think You Can Dance (10.6 million, 4.0/12). Fox’s numbers for the night (10.2 million, 3.5/12) easily beat second-place CBS (7.8 million, 1.9/6). (Hollywood Reporter)

Scorsese, Hopper to participate in photo director documentary
Martin Scorsese and Dennis Hopper are among the industry veterans who have agreed to be interviewed for a documentary about two of the community’s most influential directors of photography, Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond. Laszlo & Vilmos: The Story of Two Refugees Who Changed the Look of American Cinema is being written and helmed by director of photography James Chressanthis. It is already in production. (Hollywood Reporter)

Ornette Coleman hospitalized after on-stage collapse
Jazz legend Ornette Coleman has been hospitalized for heat stroke after collapsing on-stage during a Sunday (June 17) performance at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN. The 77-year-old saxophonist was rushed to a nearby medical tent and given intravenous fluids. He is now resting at the local Coffey County Hospital. His next scheduled concert is July 6 in Kongsberg, Norway. (Billboard)

Jon Cryer marries Lisa Joyner
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) married entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner on Saturday (June 16) in Mexico. Cryer announced his engagement to Joyner, host of the TV Guide Channel’s InFANity, in January on Jay Leno. This is Cryer’s second marriage. He has a 6-year-old son, Charlie, with his first wife, Sarah Trigger. (People)

IN THE GOSSIPS

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