‘Punk’d': Derek Hough Pranks Sis Julianne Hough

"Twilight" star Kellan Lutz took over "Punk'd" (Thu., 10 p.m. ET on MTV) for the week, and immediately targeted some of his Hollywood friends. He enlisted three-time "Dancing with the Stars" champ Derek Hough to help prank his sister Julianne. The set-up was pretty simple, with Derek getting out of the car to move an obstruction, and then pretending to fall into a quagmire and get stuck.

Julianne certainly fell for it, though she didn't get into the muck to try and help her brother. In fact, she stayed remarkably clean throughout, considering how messy the stunt was.

Lutz also took target on Ashley Rickards ("Awkward."), who was tricked into thinking she'd caused a hose to spill chemicals all over an innocent passerby. She even got down and dirty, trying to help him throw up. As for his third prank, it kind of fell apart when Aimee Teegarden recognized her stage dad encounter as a "bad episode" of "Punk'd."

Series creator and original host Ashton Kutcher returns to show how it's done on the one-hour season finale of "Punk'd," next Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.

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D.J. ‘Shangela’ Pierce: WATCH: ‘Two Gay Guys In A Car’

I say it's the next big YouTube craze, following in the footsteps of "Sh*t [Every Category of Person You Can Think Of] Says" and "The Cinnamon Challenge." From the writer of "Sh*t Black Girls Say," which reached more than 9 million views on YouTube, comes the new Web series Two Gays in a Car. And yes, the queen of "Halleloo" is in the driver's seat!

It started out simple enough: A friend and I were hungry on a Tuesday and decided to roll over to the local Popeyes to get the two-piece Tuesday special. For those of you who don't have a local Popeyes or possibly live under a rock, here's the T: Every Tuesday, Popeyes offers its signature two-piece chicken for only 99 cents. To a chicken-eating, postmodern pimp-ho like me, that's better than a rebate check! Halleloo!

So, all of you know what kind of foolishness goes on when you get in the car with your friends, and that's what this Web series is all about. Two people. One car. (And no, there are no cups involved, all you dirty-minded hoes out there!) Word to the wise: Safety first. There's a reason the series isn't called One Gay in a Car. Driving and texting is dangerous enough, so don't try pulling a One Night in Paris move and film yourself!

Check it out. Let's see how many people we can get to experience the ultimate foolishness! Enjoy!


Is Kate Walsh Leaving ‘Private Practice’ Next Season?

Changes keep coming to "Private Practice." According to Deadline, the ABC medical drama's star Kate Walsh plans to leave in the upcoming sixth season.

Walsh has played Dr. Addison Montgomery for seven years -- the character spun off from "Grey's Anatomy" and then left Seattle Grace for her own practice in L.A. Deadline reports that Walsh's deal was up at the end of Season 5, but she agreed to sign on for 13 more episodes. According to the website, she will exit after those episodes are up.

"Private Practice" saw another shocking departure earlier this week when series star Tim Daly, who played Dr. Pete Wilder on the show, tweeted that he was leaving the show and would not be part of Season 6. Daly had been with the series since its debut in 2007.

Walsh responded to Daly's news via Twitter with well wishes.

For more on Walsh's reported departure, head over to Deadline.

"Private Practice" returns with new episodes this fall on Tuesdays, 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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WATCH: Martin Short Speaks Out On Kathie Lee’s Gaffe

Martin Short has seemingly accepted Kathie Lee Gifford's apology. While speaking with E! News, Short was asked about the "Today" show incident in which Gifford asked about his relationship with his now deceased wife.

When Short appeared on NBC's "Today" on Wednesday, Gifford praised his relationship with his late wife Nancy Dolman and said, “He and Nancy have got one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years now for you guys?" Short answered and said, “We, uh, married 36 years.”

Nancy Dolman passed away nearly two years ago.

"I think that it's live television and people make mistakes and there's no ill will intended," Short told E! News. "And I think it's nice to aspire to be kind of elegant."

Gifford apologized on-air and later took to Twitter to send her regards to Short.

Watch Short's response above and the initial conversation below.

Is Taylor Kitsch In ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’?

Taylor Kitsch was one of three names on the shortlist to play Finnick Odair in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," but the actor says he won't co-star in the film.

"Not going to happen," Kitsch told Los Angeles Times writer Amy Kaufman in an email when asked about the casting rumor. (Like his "Friday Night Lights" alter ego Tim Riggins, Kitsch is apparently a man of few words.)

This makes the "Battleship" star the second high-profile name to personally bow out of "Catching Fire" consideration; Robert Pattinson was also rumored for the role of Finnick before saying he wasn't involved.

Actors Armie Hammer and Garrett Hedlund have also mentioned as possibilities to play Finnick in "Catching Fire," but -- so far -- neither has denied the "Hunger Games" association.

The role is a key one for the franchise: in Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy, Finnick is a former Hunger Games winner who befriends Katniss Everdeen and plays a prominent role in her post-Games life.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hesmworth, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the sequel to "The Hunger Games, begins filming this summer. It'll arrive in theaters on Nov. 22, 2013.

[via LAT]

Which Show Will Jerry Seinfeld Appear On Next?

Jerry Seinfeld is about to lend another comedian's self-titled show some star power. According to Hollywood.com, Seinfeld will appear on Season 3 of FX's "Louie."

Chris Rock reportedly revealed the news when Seinfeld called him in the middle of the junket for "Madagascar 3" to discuss his day at work on the set of "Louie."

Louis CK's little FX series that could has also featured guest stints from Joan Rivers, Dane Cook and Ricky Gervais. No word on who Seinfeld will play and when, but "Louie" Season 3 kicks off on Thursday, June 28 10:30 p.m. ET on FX.

In other casting news...

Emma Stone is heading to "iCarly." The actress is set to guest star in an episode centered on Carly (Miranda Cosgrove), Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Freddie's (Nathan Kress) attempt to find Carly's brother Spencer (Jerry Trainor) a "grownup" friend. While on their quest, the cross paths with Stone's character, a hyperactive fan of Carly's web show. [EW]

Alfre Woodard is headed to "True Blood." Woodard will return to the HBO series as Ruby Jean Reynolds, Lafayette's (Nelsan Ellis) schizophrenic mother. [EW]

Robert Patrick will be a series regular on "Last Resort." The "X-Files" alum has landed a permanent spot as the submarine’s MC Joseph Prosser on the ABC thriller. [TVLine]

J.R. Martinzes will appear on "Army Wives." The "Dancing With The Stars" champion is set to play a physical therapist for injured veterans on the Lifetime series. [EW]

Tina Majorino is making her way to HBO. The "Veronica Mars" vet will be part of the Vampire Authority's support staff in Season 5 of "True Blood." [TVLine]

Madonna Covers Gaga Again

JERUSALEM -- Pop music star Madonna treated tens of thousands of ecstatic fans in Israel to the inaugural show of her "MDNA" world tour on Thursday, performing in a country where she has long claimed a special bond.

The "Material Girl," a devotee of a form of Jewish mysticism known as Kabbalah, danced, bumped, grinded and vogued in flashy costumes to a raucous crowd at Ramat Gan stadium near Tel Aviv.

Madonna emerged on stage in a confessional, breaking through its glass window using a rifle, which she then aimed at the audience. She wore a skin-tight black outfit to sing her first song, "Girl Gone Wild," accompanied by dancers dressed as monks.

She went on to sing "Give Me All Your Luvin'" and a mash-up of the classic "Express Yourself" and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," dressed as a marching band conductor.

While some artists have opted to boycott Israel because of its policies toward Palestinians, the 53-year-old Madonna's ties to the Jewish state have only strengthened in the last few years.

She has made personal pilgrimages in 2004 and 2007 along with other Kabbalah devotees. She wrapped up her 2008-2009 "Sticky and Sweet" tour with two shows in the Holy Land, her first in 16 years.

During that show, she wrapped herself in an Israeli flag and called Israel the "energy center of the world."

Madonna, who is not Jewish, has been dabbling in Kabbalah for more than a decade and has taken on a Hebrew name, Esther. On previous trips to Israel she went to the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, the holiest site where Jews can pray, and visited the grave of a revered Jewish sage.

Her passion for Kabbalah has sparked criticism in Israel, where some rabbis chide her for venturing into religious study usually reserved for those with a strong background in Jewish law.

She landed in Israel last week, arriving with her children, her boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat and a 70-person entourage. She spent the days leading up to the performance rehearsing for the glitzy show and visiting Kabbalah centers.

Her spiritual serenity may have been challenged by Israel's aggressive paparazzi, who have been camped outside her beachfront hotel and near the stadium where she is performing. Video of her rehearsals has leaked onto the Internet, and photos of Madonna and her children have appeared in Israel's newspapers almost daily since she arrived.

For years, violence kept musicians away from Israeli stages. Now, with the ebb of the Palestinian uprising over the last decade, performers planning concerts have faced pressure from activists to cancel their appearances in Israel as political punishment.

A number of artists have heeded the call, while others like Madonna, Paul McCartney and Leonard Cohen have performed to gracious fans in recent years.

After Tel Aviv, the "MDNA" tour moves on to Abu Dhabi and includes stops in Istanbul, Buenos Aires and Cleveland, Ohio.

Her last tour grossed more than $400 million.