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Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, August 27, 2012

And on the seventh day, Snooki gave birth.

He's heeeereee! Jersey Shore doyenne Snooki gave birth to her little bundle of joy Lorenzo Dominic LaValle on Sunday morning. It's the first child for the erstwhile Nicole Polizzi and her smush buddy Jonni LaValle. Lil' Lorenzo tipped the scales at 6 lbs. 5 ozs., although half of that may have been Hpnotiq weight.

Following her baby sister Taissa (who played Violet Harmon in the first series of FX's American Horror Story) into the small-screen horror genre, Oscar-nominated actress Vera Farmiga will star in the upcoming A&E miniseries, Bates Motel, the prequel to Alfred Hitchock's classic chiller Psycho. Farmiga has nabbed the role of Norma Bates (previously played by a skeleton in the original film), proprietor of the titular roadside hotel and mother of future shower-killer Norman.

Having officially departed the confines of Studio 8H, Abby Elliott books an arc on How I Met Your Mother as a wacky chick who drives one member of the tight knit quintet mad with desire. Given her previously demonstrated Sapphic leanings, we're guessing Lily's the one with the serious girl crush.

Since Paul Rudd has to turn his attention back to his big-screen career, Pawnee's newest city council rep Leslie Knope is getting a new opponent this year in the form of a dentist and fellow councilman played by comedian Jon Glaser. Well, he can't hate on her for her dental upkeep. Leslie's pearly white smile is more blinding than a snowstorm.

In one last piece of guest star news, former Dreamgirl Anika Noni Rose has scored an appearance on CBS's Sherlock Holmes series Elementary as an ex-colleague of Lucy Liu's John Joan Watson who assists the duo on a case. Does it involve a speckled band perhaps?

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