Archive for the casting Category

“I’m so bored I could die” [Sex and the City]

Posted in casting, North Americana, Sex and the City, video on January 31, 2009 by jetsamjr

When I first read that Kristen Johnston might play Patsy in the long-rumoured US remake of Ab Fab, I wasn’t sure if she was up to playing a washed-up booze bag. Then I remembered this scene from Sex and the City, and decided she’s juuuuust right for the role:



Emmy winners, unite! [30 Rock]

Posted in 30 Rock, casting, Mad Men, neat!, North Americana on December 5, 2008 by jetsamjr

Mad MenI knew that the debonair Jon Hamm was due for a guest-stint on 30 Rock, but what I didn’t know was that he’ll be sticking around for at least three episodes (and maybe more!), playing Liz Lemon’s love interest. Sexy!

So does this mean we can expect to see Tina Fey on Mad Men…?

The blonde, busty smell of desperation [Kath & Kim]

Posted in casting, Kath & Kim, North Americana on November 16, 2008 by jetsamjr

Girl on the LoosePamela Anderson will guest-star as herself in the American Kath & Kim, playing a scene opposie Molly Shannon and Selma Blair’s celeb-obsessed characters.

Isn’t it polite to wait at least a couple of seasons before you start stunt-casting?

Nikki Blonksy gets Ugly [Ugly Betty]

Posted in casting, North Americana, Ugly Betty on November 6, 2008 by jetsamjr


(It is now standard media practice to use the headline “[Celebrity] gets Ugly” whenever a new guest-star signs on to Ugly Betty. Please make a note of it.)

Hairspray fattie Nikki Blonksy is joining the dramedy’s cast, playing “an assistant at competitive magazine Elle, who becomes friends with Mode girl Betty – but Blonsky’s character may have her own agenda”. Since Hairspray was my favourite movie of 2007, I hope that: Nikki fares better than Lindsay, and that she leaves her brawling family at home.

At this point we should just start talking about who’s not going to guest-star [30 Rock]

Posted in 30 Rock, casting, Gossip Girl, neat!, North Americana, spoilerama on September 6, 2008 by jetsamjr

Yet more 30 Rock guest stars have been announced: Gossip Girl‘s Leighton Meester and Blake Lively will appear in season three’s fourth episode, as mean girls in a flashback to Liz Lemon’s high-school days.

This is pretty neat, but it would’ve been even neater if Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams had played the roles.

Wow [30 Rock]

Posted in 30 Rock, casting, North Americana, Oprah, spoilerama on September 4, 2008 by jetsamjr

Admit it: it was kind of exciting when Jennifer Aniston announced that she’d be guest-starring on 30 Rock. So it’s hyper-ultra-ultimate-mega-exciting that Oprah fucking Winfrey is in final talks to also make an appearance in the series. Tina Fey must be bursting out of her skin, for real.

Oprah is likely to play herself in the third episode of season three; Jen will appear in episode two, playing a “Fatal Attraction-like stalker” who attaches herself to Jack. That rocks, nyuck nyuck nyuck.

The Michael Phelps Show, part 2 [news]

Posted in casting, North Americana on August 30, 2008 by jetsamjr

Make Me a Supermodel isn’t the only show cashing in on Olympics superstardom: Michael Phelps will make appearances in Saturday Night Live and Entourage.

In other news, Phelps is reportedly in talks to take the lead role in a remake of the sitcom Eight is Enough that will replace children with gold medals.