Fact: Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox is on the verge of making history as the star of new legal drama Doubt - if the CBS show is picked up, Cox will become the first transgender lead in U.S television history.
Fact: Bradley Cooper is one step closer to turning his 2011 movie Limitless into a Tv series after U.S. network bosses at CBS ordered a pilot episode. The actor is serving as executive producer of the project, alongside the film's director Neil Burger. The show, penned by Elementary's Craig Sweeny, will serve as a sequel to the movie, about a man who becomes a financial success after a stimulating drug gives him access to 100 per cent of his brain.
Fact: Halle Berry is returning to Tv next year (15) after her sci-fi drama Extant was renewed for a second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series, which airs on America's CBS network, is executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Twilight star Cam Gigandet's new show Reckless wasn't so lucky - it has been cancelled after just one season.
Fact: Reality Tv contestant Caleb Bankston has died after a train he was travelling on derailed in Birmingham, Alabama. The 26 year old appeared in CBS show Survivor: Blood vs. Water last year (13).
Fact: Bosses at America's CBS network have declined to sign up for a full series of How I Met Your Mother spin-off, How I Met Your Dad, after viewing a pilot episode. The show starred Frances Ha actress Greta Gerwig, and Meg Ryan was poised to mark her first major prime-time Tv role as the narrator.
Fact: James Gandolfini's final project, Tv comedy Taxi-22, has been picked up for a pilot by bosses at America's CBS network. The late actor, who served as executive producer, had initially sold the idea to Cbs in June (13), two weeks before his death, but his co-developers decided to press on with the series in his memory. The show, about a grumpy and politically incorrect New York cab driver, is based on popular French Canadian comedy Taxi 0-22.
Quote: "I would never ask anyone to dress in a certain way. Artists should be allowed to be as free as they want in terms of their expression and fashion." Brits chairman David Joseph insists he won't be asking his awards show presenters and performers to cover up on Wednesday night (20Feb13). Grammy Awards attendees were issued a strict code of attire in a bid to halt any wardrobe malfunctions. Tv bosses at CBS, the network which broadcast the show, asked celebrities to "avoid sheer see-through clothing" and to make sure that "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered".
Fact: Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake's 2011 comedy Bad Teacher is set to be turned into a TV sitcom, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bosses at U.S. network CBS have given screenwriter Hilary Winston the green light to pen the pilot for the proposed series, about an alcoholic, drug-taking school teacher who tries to romance her straight-laced colleague.
Fact: Late-night talk show veteran Arsenio Hall is heading back to Tv - he will front a new chat show for America's CBS network at the end of next year (13). The Arsenio Hall Show ran from 1989 to 1994.
Fact: Actor Robert De Niro is set to host TV special 9/11 to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks next month (Sep11). The two hour film, which will be broadcast on U.S. network CBS, will feature interviews and follow the Raging Bull star as he visits the Word Trade Center memorial site.
Quote: "He had the f**king job, but he also had an overhanging commitment to (TV network) CBS for Magnum, P.I. and they exercised the option. I just stepped in." Harrison Ford on how he landed Indiana Jones after Tom Selleck had been offered the role.
Quote: "It's really upsetting, I loved that show." Julianne Moore is sad to hear U.S. TV soap As The World Turns has been axed by CBS network bosses after 54 years on air. The actress got her start on the show in 1985.
Fact: Jennifer Lopez is set to play a single woman trying to conceive through artificial insemination in Plan B, one of the first movies slated for production by U.S. TV network CBS's new film division.
Fact: Homer Simpson is to undergo a colonoscopy in a skit to raise money for the Stand Up To Cancer charity. The sketch, in which doctors scan The Simpsons character's bowels and see his wedding ring, is due to air on ABC, CBS and NBC on 5 September (08).
Fact: EDDIE VAN HALEN's former wife Valerie Bertinelli has landed a new daytime talk show. The actress-turned-weightloss champion is looking to launch her new show on U.S. TV network CBS at the end of next year (09).
Fact: The emotional Florida court judge who presided over Anna Nicole Smith's burial trial has won his own TV show. Judge Larry Seidlin, a former New York taxi driver, is shooting a pilot for a new CBS legal show.