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Richard Gere and Topher Grace sign on as co-stars, Mike Tyson to appear on 'The View' (Excess Hollywood)

  • Richard Gere and Topher Grace have signed on to star in the spy thriller The Double, which centers on the murder of a senator. Richard Gere and Topher Grace have signed on to star in the spy thriller The Double, which centers on the murder of a senator. (Get it? The Double? And I wrote it twice? Aw, heck, cut me a break. We’re still one day from the weekend.) [THR]
  • On May 7, Mike Tyson will appear on The View in his first on-air interview with Barbara Walters since 1988 to promote his new Animal Planet series. “So what? Who cares?” said Joy Behar. [The Wrap]
  • Thomas Hayden Church is leaving the Showtime series Episodes, which stars Friends’ Matt LeBlanc. I guess this means they’re officially on a break. [THR]
  • The producers of Rock of Ages have announced Constantine Maroulis will star in the national touring production of the show, which will kickoff in Chicago this September. “What about me?” asks Scott Savol.
  • E! has picked up six episodes of What’s Eating You, a series about compulsive eating disorders. One episode revolves around a woman who, every night, eats a roll of toilet paper dipped in pickle juice. That’s disgusting. Everyone knows paper towels are much more savory. [The Wrap]
  • Who else thinks paper towels and pickle juice should be two new cast members for Jersey Shore? Oh, and speaking of eating habits, Oprah’s network OWN has ordered Inside Rehab, a docu-series about eating disorders. [Deadline]
  • ABC has picked up The Six, a U.S. version of a Russian game show involving puzzle-solving. I will choose to imagine that “six” refers to the amount of vodka shots each contestant takes before attempting to solve their puzzle. [THR]
  • Juan Jose Campanella, the director of the Oscar-winning foreign film The Secret in Their Eyes, will make his English-language feature film debut with Heck, which will be adapted from the children’s novel by Dale E. Basye. The book follows a boy who dies and ends up attending a reform school, where Richard Nixon serves as a teacher, and Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams unintentionally take him down while wearing super-cute flag costumes. [THR]