— So what did you all think of The Hills finale? I was hoping they would at least feature a bit of Heidi Montag. MTV News caught up with Brody Jenner and he revealed that they had filmed a couple of different endings, one in particular included Lauren Conrad: “One of the other endings, Lauren was in it. She had come back into the show for the last episode. I come back home, and basically Lauren’s at my place [and I tell her about saying goodbye to a friend]. We filmed this whole lovey-dovey scene as if me and Lauren had been together the entire time. So it was another fun, cool ending….I think they thought it would confuse the viewers.” Ummm, “confused” is right. I mean we all know there are fake elements to the show but let’s be honest here, everybody knows about Brody dating Avril Lavigne at this point. We knew exactly who Brody has been seeing. We also know Lauren is still in a relationship with Kyle Howard. As for the Brody/Avril reality show, please – let’s not even go there.
— As for the “dream ending,” executive producer Liz Gateley told Zap2It that her dream series finale would have been Lauren marrying Stephen Colletti, but “that’s not how life works out.”
— Amber Tamblyn is headed over to House for a multi-episode story arc where she’ll play a “brilliant and aggressive medical student” that is hired by Dr. House but isn’t qualified to practice medicine yet.
— Rocky villain Dolph Lundgren will face off with Chuck in the season four premiere, which begins filming this week.
— If Edward Norton’s no longer playing the Hulk in The Avengers, then it better be someone cool like Mark Ruffalo.
— In other cool actor news…Elizabeth Banks is set to play Tinkerbell in Disney’s live action, Tink.
— In the first round of the Community vs. Big Bang Theory timeslot wars, Betty White is slated to appear on Community’s season premiere as a respected, but slightly unhinged anthropology professor, June Bauer. Meanwhile, White’s TV Land series, Hot in Cleveland has been picked up for a second season (it airs on CTV here in Canada).
— While she’ll be back for the Miami portion of Jersey Shore’s upcoming second season, Angelina might not make it all the way back to New Jersey. Radar Online is reporting that things between Angelina and the rest of the cast members got so bad that she had to move out of the main house weeks before shooting (in Miami) ended.
— FX has set the sixth season premiere of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for Thursday, September 16th! Now, if only Showcase would put this show back on its schedule here in Canada.
— New York Magazine is reporting that The CW has picked up CBC’s 18 to Life. The Canadian show will make its American television debut on Tuesday, August 3rd at 9pm and will air 2 episodes each week for six weeks.
— Here’s the LeBron spoof that Paul Rudd and Steve Carell did for last night’s ESPY’s. Rudd, Zach Galifianakis and Tracy Morgan appear in alternating covers of August’s GQ while Dinner for Schmucks hits theatres on July 30th.