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Today's TWoP News: January 5, 2011

by Meghan Ross January 5, 2011 3:24 pm
Today's TWoP News: January 5, 2011

Debra Messing gets a cameo on Law and Order: SVU, Kathy Griffin gets four comedy specials on Bravo, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson is one of the co-hosts of the WGA Awards. In a rare case, it's a good day to be a ginger...

Debra Messing will guest star on an episode of Law and Order: SVU as a TV journalist with an agenda to stop pedophiles and have them arrested. Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) helps her when a stalker (and possibly guilty pedophile) is after her. I can't help but think that Grace Adler would be flattered and excited to find out she had a stalker.

While Kathy Griffin has decided to end her reality series My Life on the D-List, she has signed on for four new comedy specials with Bravo. This better mean that her stand-up will be chock-full of stories about her wino mom Maggie, since we won't be seeing her on air anymore. Tip it!

Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet will co-host the WGA Awards' West Coast ceremony. For one of America's favorite TV gay couples, couldn't they get to host something more glamorous than the one for the Writers Guild of America?

TMZ has been renewed for another three years, which makes me wonder if they also extended the part in the contract that states that they must only drink from sippy cups and never get haircuts. If this terrible show must stay on air, can the employees at least display a little shame about their meaningless jobs? If they wept with embarrassment while pitching their celebrity "news" to Harvey Levin, I would definitely be more inclined to watch.

Grant Show (Melrose Place) will have a recurring role on the final season of Big Love as a "spiritual marketing guru" to help out Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin) with her jewelry business. Is "spiritual marketing guru" even a thing? I guess in Utah, anything goes.

HBO is developing a comedy about bodybuilding with Blue Valentine co-writer/director Derek Cianfrance. Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger has so much free time, I hope he doesn't get any ideas about being cast.

Actress Illeana Douglas will play the sister of Kelly Rutherford's character on Gossip Girl. I guess after her cameo on Entourage, she has a thing for portraying sisters of rich, never-satisfied women.

Although Cake Boss is ending, we'll still get a chance to listen to Buddy Valastro's obnoxious shouting-all-the-time voice on a daily basis, as he will get his own Italian cooking show on TLC. They didn't even bother to get creative with the title, Kitchen Boss. Can I fire this "boss" from my TV screen?

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