What happens when a suburban family finds out their neighbors don't just seem like they're from another planet . . . they actually are? That's the question ABC's new sitcom The Neighbors poses. We recently caught up with the show's creator, Crazy, Stupid, Love writer Dan Fogelman, and its stars Jami Gertz and Lenny Venito to talk about what aliens can reveal about human nature. Check out our interview, and catch The Neighbors when it premieres tonight on ABC at 9:30 p.m./8:30 p.m. Central.
Another actor joins the campaign trail: Tom Cruise will play a politician in a new film. The as-yet-untitled movie is from a script by Dan Fogelman, the screenwriter of the upcoming Crazy, Stupid, Love starring Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. Cruise's character is a political figure who has a squeaky-clean reputation until he's exposed for having an affair and has to return to his hometown and repair his life. With Cruise's perfect teeth and charismatic smile, I'm surprised that he hasn't been asked to play a politician before.
- ComingSoon reports that Harry Potter 6 will definitely be released in IMAX when it hits theaters November 21.
- ABBA drummer Ola Brunkert has died at the age of 62, writes Billboard.
- Though the current season hasn't been getting great ratings, another season of Big Brother has been slated for this summer, Reuters reports.
- CBS Films shelled out a cool $1 million for an untitled Dan Fogelman comedy script about four semi-retired baby boomers who take a trip to Las Vegas, according to Variety.
- Justine Bateman will guest-star on Desperate Housewives playing an artist living with Gaby and Carlos, TV Guide reports.
- Radiohead has launched a contest for animated, fan-made videos for any song from In Rainbows, according to the Associated Press.
- Hollywood Reporter writes that Kathy Bates and Rupert Friend have joined Michelle Pfeiffer in the French period drama Cheri.
- Ashlee Simpson's third album, Bittersweet World, will be released April 22, Billboard reports.