News Briefs: Rosie Perez, Jeri Ryan, and Roland Pryzbylewski will guest-star on SVU

... More guest hosts are lining up for American Idol. Now it's Kelly Clarkson and someone named Joe Jonas, whoever that is. [TV Squad]

... Garret Dillahunt (Deadwood) and Rosie Perez (the 1990s) and Jeri Ryan (Outer Space) and Jim True-Frost (Edward Tilghman Middle School on The Wire) will all guest star in an episode of Law & Order: SVU this fall. In future news, SVU is out of casting money. [TV Guide]

... Tommy Lee Jones will direct and star in HBO's adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy play Sunset Limited. Samuel L. Jackson will just star. [Variety]

... In other HBO adaptation news, the Game of Thrones pilot, based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, just cast, like, the entire population of Westeros. If you have not read the books, the previous sentence makes no sense. You should really read more. [THR

... Because Elisabeth Hasselbeck is on maternity leave, there was no one to start fights with the other hosts on The View. So they've hired Meghan McCain to fill in for a while. [TV Guide]

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