From the creative force behind Casting Scoops comes this revolutionary new feature that pop culture historians are calling “a miniature Ask Ausiello, only without the Q&A element and not on Wednesday.”
• Just because Rebecca Mader has been cast in some big, fancy George Clooney movie doesn’t means she’s leaving Lost, insists an ABC insider, who points out that Matthew Fox has been juggling a movie career and the ABC drama for years. (Of course, he’s Matthew Fox.)
• It’s not a back-nine pickup, but it’s a start: Fox has ordered two additional Sarah Connor scripts, so says someone on this site. NBC, meanwhile, has ordered four more Knight Rider scripts.
• Shark‘s Danielle Panabaker has landed a big guest stint on Eli Stone, so says me.
• Negotiations between AMC and Mad Man creator Matthew Weiner on a third season of the Emmy-winning drama are continuing.
• NBC is confirming that Salma Hayek will recur on 30 Rock this season as a love interest for Alec Baldwin. I’m told she’s committed to appearing in at least four episodes.
• Newly-married Josh Schwartz (Chuck, Gossip Girl) is back from his honeymoon. Or as he calls it: “The best vacation of my life.” (Hey, they’re called Random Scooplets for a reason!)