Nickelodeon is making a “School of Rock” TV series
Director Richard Linklater will be on board to produce the TV remake of the 2003 Jack Black film, which has secured a 13-episode straight-to-series pickup.

Meredith Baxter joins “The Young and the Restless”
CBS says the "Family Ties" alum will play Maureen, a "charming, intelligent, middle-class woman who has always aspired to a more privileged life than she's had."

How did “Idol” alum Michael Johns die of a blood clot?
A doctor explains what may have happened to the Season 8 finalist.

“The Wire’s” Anwan Glover, AKA Slim Charles, stabbed and beaten at a Washington D.C. nightclub
"I am recovering and will be back soon,” Glover wrote in an Instagram post Sunday night. “My flesh may be stabbed, but my spirit is unbreakable."

Has Brian Williams been damaged by Jimmy Fallon?
As he’s become a viral “Tonight Show” sensation, the NBC Nightly Newsman’s ratings have tumbled in the key demo.

Mischa Barton facing foreclosure on the home she bought while on “The O.C.”
The 1.2-acre home that she purchased for $4.2 million in 2005 has been on sale for more than $8.5 million.

Discovery orders “America’s Smartest” reality show
In each episode, five contestants will be challenged to come up with solutions to everyday problems.

Michael Strahan acknowledged "TV wife" Kelly Ripa in his Pro Football Hall of Fame speech
Watch the “Live” hosts late-night speech. Strahan was one of seven to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. PLUS: Strahan was said to be blindsided that his breakup became public on the eve of his Hall of Fame ceremony, and how Strahan’s gapped teeth were made part of his Hall of Fame bust.

Anna Paquin explains to Larry King that she’s still bisexual, despite being married to Stephen Moyer
“Well, I don’t think it’s a past tense thing,” Paquin explained to King. “Are you still straight if you are with somebody?… If you were to break up with them or if they were to die, it doesn’t prevent your sexuality from existing. It doesn’t really work like that.”

Conan O’Brien will perform “The Monorail Song” when “The Simpsons” hit the Hollywood Bowl
Conan will join cast members for their three-day live performance next month.

See “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harrington with short hair
His new film “Testament of Youth” shows “Jon Snow” with an early 20th century look.

Kirstie Alley tweets a strange message amid feud with ex-“Dancing” partner Maksim
"Dear Sir..after you have ass raped me there is really no reason to include 'I wish you the best'.. It's rhetorical,” she wrote.

“Halt and Catch Fire” ends its flawed 1st season telling a very big truth about tech
"Dramatically, the episode was a mess,” Farhad Manjoo says of the season finale. "And yet as I look back on the finale and on the whole season, it’s clear that despite its many flaws, 'Halt and Catch Fire' managed to hit on a profound idea about the tech industry, one that is often glossed over in most analyses of the business.” PLUS: Don’t expect AMC to pick up a 2nd season, why "Halt" mattered, and “Halt” seemed like a kind a fantasy about capitalism.

Norman Weiss has been doing TV Tattle since the week "Freaks and Geeks" was canceled. He is a Hollywood outsider who was born and raised in Hollywood. "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" are broadcast 2 blocks from his high school.