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'Entourage' Wants Anthony Weiner, ABC Renews 'Wipeout' and More TV News

Date June 17, 2011
Anthony Weiner 'Entourage' creator Doug Elin wants disgraced Representative Anthony Weiner to appear on the HBO series.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Elin made the request before the New York congressman resigned following a lewd photo scandal. Elin said he's gotten no response from Weiner.

A few months ago Elin tried to get fired 'Two and a Half Men' star...

Anthony Weiner 'Entourage' creator Doug Elin wants disgraced Representative Anthony Weiner to appear on the HBO series.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Elin made the request before the New York congressman resigned following a lewd photo scandal. Elin said he's gotten no response from Weiner.

A few months ago Elin tried to get fired 'Two and a Half Men' star Charlie Sheen to appear on 'Entourage.' The series has had many notable guest stars over the years, including Mandy Moore, Bob Saget and Gary Busey.

In other TV news ...

ABC has renewed 'Wipeout' and added Vanessa Minnillo as co-host. The former MTV VJ replaces Jill Wagner. "We will miss Jill, but are thrilled to welcome Vanessa to the team and excited to bring her enthusiasm to the show. She is a great host with a fun and natural energy that our viewers will love," Matt Kunitz, 'Wipeout' creator and executive, said in a statement. [ABC]

'Black Swan' director Darren Aronofsky has been tapped to direct HBO's 'Hobgoblin' pilot. The drama is being written by Michael Chabon and his wife, Ayelet Waldman. [Hollywood Reporter]

Dave Chappelle is denying those TV comeback rumors. His rep said the reports were "Absolutely untrue." [Entertainment Weekly]

James Frain has booked a guest role on 'Burn Notice.'The 'True Blood' veteran will play a boss of a powerful pharmaceutical company. [EW]

Susan Boyle's life story is getting the musical treatment.The Internet sensation will be played by Elaine C. Smith in the show set to tour Britain next year. [BBC]

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