Jon Hamm, Giamatti Heading to 30 Rock

... No one does stunt casting better than 30 Rock, and in the light of other shows following their lead, the comedy smacked down its competition with two heavyweight announcements. On the Emmys red carpet, Tina Fey revealed that Mad Men's Jon Hamm will participate in next season's live episode and that Oscar winner Paul Giamatti will play a Girlie Show editor in the second episode. What you got, Modern Family? [EW]

... Well Modern Family (may) got Al Pacino, sucka! The acting legend said he'd be open to guest-starring on the ABC comedy because he's good friends with Modern Family Emmy nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson. If Modern Family showrunners Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd don't jump on this right now, they don't deserve their jobs. [Access Hollywood]

... You've been on pins and needles since you heard that Grey's Anatomy was opening the next season with a wedding. You're dying to know which two horny doctors are going to tie the knot. Well today is your lucky day. The happy couple is (spoiler in the link)... [EW]

... Do you like screechy women desperately clinging onto their deteriorating youth? Do you like semi-celebrities? Do you like BOTH? Well then you'll love The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, featuring Camille Grammer (Kelsey's ex), Adrienne Maloof (of the wealthy Maloof clan), former child stars Kim and Kyle Richards, and more! Coming to Bravo October 14, so make sure your Botox injection is scheduled for a different day! [People]

... The funniest transvestite in the world has a new TV role. Eddie Izzard has joined the cast of Showtime's United States of Tara, starring Toni Collette as a woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Izzard, who last appeared on US television in FXs The Riches, will play a psychology professor who becomes fascinated with the central character. [Deadline Hollywood]

... TLC has renewed Say Yes to the Dress for a sixth season, and this round of bridal dress hunting will require a bit more fabric. Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss follows "plus-size" brides to be as they squeeze into the perfect wedding outfit. Classy! [TLC via press release]

... Lois Smith, last seen in a bloody pile on the floor in True Blood (she played Sookie's grandma), is moving to Wisteria Lane. Smith joins Desperate Housewives and will play mom to Tom (Doug Savant) as he deals with... postpartum depression? Ummm... okay. [TV Guide]

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OK.. Paul Giamatti is not an Oscar winner yet. Just a nominee.
haha, that sentiment really does sum it all up. I was thinking the exact same thing.

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