Cast updates: Angela Bassett sent to ER

The list of movie stars moving to television is one name longer today. Angela Bassett has signed on to join the cast of ER next season as a series regular, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Bassett, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in 1993's What's Love Got to Do With It, will play a doctor who returns to Chicago after spending time doing tsunami-relief work in Indonesia.

Also returning to the cast is Noah Wyle, who will guest star in a handful of episodes. Wyle will reprise his role of Dr. John Carter, who he played on the show through 2006.

The rumored return of Britney Spears to CBS' How I Met Your Mother is now fact, says TVGuide.com. Spears will once again play Abby in an episode scheduled to air during May sweeps. In the show, Abby and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) try to get a rise out of Ted (Josh Radnor) by flaunting their new relationship.

Speaking of rumors, one that won't prove true is Hilary Duff joining the cast of the new Beverly Hills, 90210, currently in the works at the CW. Duff was offered a lead role in the show, but she has told Us Magazine that she turned down the job.

Although neo-90210 didn't land the big prize in Duff, it did manage to fill in a few holes in its cast. Lori Loughlin, of Full House fame, will play Celia Mills, the token mom on the show. Also cast in the teen sudser was Degrassi: The Next Generation's Shenae Grimes, who will play the part that Duff turned down.

Finally, made-for-TV movie disaster-fest Impact has assigned the actors that will be running from the negative impacts of a rogue dwarf star. Natasha Henstridge (Eli Stone), James Cromwell (Babe, 24), and David James Elliot (JAG) have all been cast in the $14-million project, says Variety. The drama follows what happens when the moon gets knocked out of its orbit, causing all sorts of nasty things--tsunamis, earthquakes, and so on--to occur on Earth.

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Jan 06, 2009
well...what can i say?? HOT HOT HOT!!!
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May 04, 2008
She is very great. A fans of her created a special blog for her on our herpes dating site" stdpal dot com". And many users comment on it everyday
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May 01, 2008
Great for Angela; too bad about Hilary.
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May 01, 2008
wow can't believe this show is still going. it a good show just can't get around to watching anymore.
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May 01, 2008
dr carter love him
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Apr 29, 2008
It's good that they are making a big effort to send ER on a high ... it is a great series and deserves a proper finale. I thought I read somewhere that even George Clooney would be back to a cameo role???? Wow ... now that would be a finale of all finales!!!
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Apr 29, 2008
glad to hear it is going to be back
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Apr 29, 2008
I'm so excited that ER is finally going to be over... It's about time...
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Apr 29, 2008
excited to hear that noah wyle is returning for the last season!
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Apr 29, 2008
i thought er was ending this season? GEEZ
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Apr 29, 2008
I'm glad the Wyle will be back for ER. It'll be good way to end the show.
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Apr 29, 2008
Okay, Hilary Duff! You did the right thing turned down the Remake of Beverly Hills, 90210. Because now days some remakes are no good for one and they end up not lost along at all.



You might have your own reasons for turned down the Remake of Beverly Hills, 90210. It was really not for you anyways.
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Apr 29, 2008
Gee, another diaster flick... Made for tv to boot. Oh yeah, thats going to be cool. LOL. At least Wyle will be back to wrap up ER. Give the show some closure.
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