Jon Hamm has been cast as a sports agent in Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm,” according to Deadline. The “Mad Men” man will reportedly play actual person J.B. Bernstein, who created a contest in India that resulted in Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel being signed to the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Deadline)
And for the non-sports-enjoying Hamm lovers, here’s the actor giving advice to Rookie magazine readers for their “Ask a Grown Man” series. (Rookie)
Legendary hairstylist Vidal Sassoon died Wednesday in Los Angeles of “natural causes.” He was 84. Although many credit him with giving Mia Farrow the pixie haircut she sported in “Rosemary’s Baby,” the actress reminded the public on Twitter that she had cut her own hair short in 1965 while she was an actress on “Peyton Place.”
Rihanna was hospitalized Monday after attending the Met Gala. The singer posted a picture to Twitter of her arm hooked up to an IV drip Tuesday, but did not explain what was ailing her. While her rep had no comment on the hospital trip, a source told E! News that Rihanna has had the flu since last week. Indeed, she was forced to call in sick to her “Saturday Night Live” dress rehearsals Friday. (@Rihanna; E!)
NBC and Fox giveth and taketh away, after the jump.
There’s some good and bad news on the TV front. NBC has renewed “Law & Order: SVU” for a 14th season and picked up the Jimmy Fallon-produced “Guys With Kids” for the fall. (The latter is about 30-something dads if the title didn’t make that clear enough.) Fox has picked up Mindy Kaling’s sitcom “It’s Messy” and renewed Keifer Sutherland’s “Touch,” but canceled “Alcatraz” and “The Finder.” (TV Column; TV Column; Hollywood Reporter)
Dan Hopper at Best Week Ever has imagined 14 possible plots for “SVU’s” 14th season. They are glorious. (BWE)
The Miley Cyrus-Demi Moore dramedy “ LOL ” (yes, seriously, “LOL”) grossed just $46,500 at 105 locations in its opening weekend. As the good people at Filmdrunk point out, “The Avengers” made about that amount during its opening weekend at each theater it played in. LOL? (Uproxx)