Cast updates: Britney meets Your Mother

By Tim Surette

Mar 11, 2008

The apocalypse is officially upon us! Last week, television viewers all over the world let out a collective groan (actually, more likely some combination of expletives) when word spread about an upcoming guest appearance by Paris Hilton on the one-hour return of My Name is Earl.

Prepare to soap out your mouths, faithful television lovers. The oft-troubled Britney Spears is scheduled to guest star on CBS's How I Met Your Mother, according to celeb-stalking Web site Pink is the New Blog. For those who don't trust Web sites with poorly Photoshopped pictures with scribbled notes on them, the information has also been confirmed by

There's little information available other than the fact that Spears' character would have the most scenes with actor Josh Radnor, who plays Ted Mosby on the show. The blog also states that Spears' character could become a recurring character.

Elsewhere in casting land, Mila Kunis (That '70s Show's Jackie and the voice of Family Guy's Meg) will be part of the big-screen adaptation of the video game Max Payne, says The Hollywood Reporter. Kunis will star opposite Mark Wahlberg as an assassin in the film, which is about a cop who loses his family and becomes involved in a complex conspiracy.

Other notable casting announcements include Josh Cooke (Big Day, Committed) joining the pilot My Best Friend's Girl for CBS, Erinn Hayes (The Winner) has been added to Worst Week, and young actress Kay Panabaker has landed a role in the comedy Zip.

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  • talesofdavid Mar 14, 2008

    I'm longing to see Britney, I've always love her.

  • Mad_Buck Mar 13, 2008

    Special guest star Britney Spears=Jump the Shark

  • woloff Mar 12, 2008

    No no NOOOO, I´m sick and tired of Britney Spears!!

  • ssimonds1 Mar 12, 2008

    Haven't the power that be in Hollywood realized that Brittney CAN"T ACT. Look at the Will and Grace she did or the god awful movie Crossroads. Mila is great though, if you don't think she can pull off drama look at the Angelina Jollie movie Gia. where she plays the young Gia.

  • babyitsfact Mar 12, 2008

    I love how Alicia Silverstone quit as a guest star after finding this out!

  • erik_mc Mar 12, 2008

    That's awesome! HIMYM is great and I'm Britney will be really funny on it. She was great on Will & Grace, and the producer of HIMYM has already said that she was at a read through with the rest of the cast and that she was "really funny and professional" and got along with everyone. I'm sure it'll be one of the best episodes

  • bernsd3 Mar 12, 2008

    Are you kidding? I think this might be something like 'jump the Britney', er I mean Jump the Shark. I guess HIMYM must think they aren't going to be renewed.

  • MediaOffline Mar 11, 2008

    Can't say I look foreward to Britney on HIMYM but who knows... maybe she'll suprise me?

  • insinity Mar 11, 2008

    god save us from britney and paris :\

  • LAURAMARIE63 Mar 11, 2008

    Paris and Brittney will just not go away.

    Mila Kunis on the other hand, hope she does exceedingly well.

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