A morning mix of entertainment headlines...
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” had an anthrax scare after an envelope containing white powder was sent to the show’s L.A. studio on Tuesday. L.A. police, the FBI and authorities in Europe, where the envelope originated, are investigating. The incident comes on the heels of a death threat against David Letterman , whose program airs before Ferguson’s on CBS. Ferguson managed to find humor in the episode. “I was going to come out and talk about the earthquake, but I can’t do that now,” he said during last night’s show. “Because the earthquake only scared millions of people on the East Coast, but the white powder did something much worse. It scared me.” (L.A. Times)
MTV will pay tribute to Amy Winehouse during this Sunday’s Video Music Awards. Tony Bennett, who recently performed a duet with the late “Rehab” singer, will introduce the salute. (Entertainment Weekly)
Frank Potenza, Uncle Frank to Jimmy Kimmel and a regular on his nephew’s late night talk show, died Tuesday at the age of 77. ABC released a statement that said Potenza was “beloved by his co-workers and considered an uncle to all.” (Associated Press)
The NBA friends of Kris Humphries have reportedly nicknamed him Kate Middleton because, as husband of Kim Kardashian , he has now married into royalty. (They should call him the Duchess. That’s funnier.) By the way, media mogul Jason Binn will throw Kardashian and Humphries a second wedding reception in New York, after they return from their short honeymoon in Capri. Because this marriage really has not been celebrated with an adequate party. (New York Post)
Singer Samantha Mumba is engaged; boyfriend Torray Scales proposed back on June 26 to the singer best known for “Gotta Tell You.” (Us)
Brenda Song, the actress who played Andrew Garfield’s girlfriend in “The Social Network,” and Trace Cyrus, brother of Miley, are reportedly having a baby. (Zap2It)
John Slattery thinks young actor Jared Gilmore overreacted a little when he recently warned future Bobby Draper portrayers that January Jones is “not as approachable” as the other “Mad Men” stars. “She’s a sweetheart,” insists Slattery, otherwise known as Roger Sterling. (Vulture)
News about former stars of “CSI” and “Glee,” and a peek at the first promo for the Charlie Sheen roast, after the jump.
Former “CSI” star William Petersen and wife Gina Cirone welcomed twins, who were delivered via surrogate mother. The baby boy and girl were born last month and their names have not been announced. They are Petersen’s second and third children. He has an older daughter, Maite, who is 36. (People)
Chord Overstreet, recently ousted from “Glee,” has a new gig: he’ll guest-star on “The Middle.” (Hollywood Reporter)
Universal has apparently come to its senses and dropped plans to make “Ouija” movie. (Vulture)
Comedy Central has released the first promo for the upcoming roast of Charlie Sheen . Naturally, that promo involves Sheen and a moment ripped from “Dr. Strangelove.”