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Today's TWoP News: July 26, 2010

by Meghan Ross July 26, 2010 3:26 pm
Today's TWoP News: July 26, 2010

Chuck gets a badass mom in the form of Linda Hamilton, plus tons of TV news about people hailing from across the pond, including Alfred Molina, Liam Neeson, John Oliver, and the Duchess of York. Yeah, it's that kind of news day...

Chuck has cast Terminator veteran Linda Hamilton as Chuck and Ellie's long-lost mother Mary Bartowski. Let's hope this doesn't inspire Arnold Schwarzenegger to retain his acting career any longer (outside from The Expendables, with every other aging action star). Jingle All the Way 2, anyone?

In other people-probably-capable-of-kicking-your-ass news, Showtime's new dramedy The Big C has added another star to its roster as Liam Neeson joins the cast. If this is some sort of Love Actually reunion, I vote for an appearance by Laura Linney's hot office crush over Neeson's pale gingey son from the film -- that kid makes us cry.

At the Comic-Con panel for Glee yesterday, they announced that there is a Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed episode in the works. Glad to know they found an eco-friendly way to reuse some of the bizarre props and costumes from the Lady Gaga episode last season.

One of my favorite bitter Brits and Daily Show correspondent, John Oliver, has been promoted from his rarely-seen Community character to a bigger role on the comedy's upcoming season. Although he plays a psych professor, he will fill in for an anthropology professor (insert Betty White cameo) when she is suspended from her job in the first episode of Season 2. Hopefully this class will serve as another venue for Oliver to further prove that British culture is better than American culture. Oh, and more drunk attempts at rapping from Professor Duncan.

Another Brit, Alfred Molina, will play the role of Deputy D.A. Morales on Law & Order: Los Angeles. There couldn't possibly be better news for the latest installment in the Dick Wolf franchise -- except for an end to any more attempts to revive Law & Order.

President Obama will be the first sitting president to be on a daytime talk show with an appearance on The View this Thursday. I cannot wait to watch Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd battle it out to screw this one up so badly that Barbara Walters would consider replacing them with Kathy Griffin even. Fingers crossed!

Probably the second most powerful person in the world next to the president, Oprah has offered scandalous Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson her own show on The Oprah Network (Oprah's next project towards world-domination). Oprah claims that viewers will be able to relate to Ferguson as a divorced mother who makes mistakes and struggles with her weight. Because clearly, offering rights to access your ex-husband (who also happens to be British royalty) in exchange for money to pay off your increasing debt is a common struggle of many American housewives. Just send her some of your million cars you have on hand for your audience so she can pawn them, pay her debt, and spare us the pain, Oprah.

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