Sean "Diddy" Combs made headlines Wednesday after he tweeted he was joining the cast of "Downton Abbey" as a "series regular" and "debuting a sneak peek" at midnight, E! News reports.
It turns out that the much-buzzed-about preview the rapper was hyping is actually - surprise! - a Funny or Die spoof of the hit series that went live Wednesday night.
Dubbed Downton Diddy, the skit features Diddy as Lord Wolcott, who introduces himself as the new owner of "Downton Abbey" (though his preferred pronunciation is actually "Down-town").
The video claims that before producers cast Gary Carr as the show's first recurring black character recently, they somehow forgot Diddy has been there all along, and the scenes to follow supposedly prove it.
As Lord Wolcott, Diddy declares his love for all the women of "Downton Abbey" and even footman Thomas Barrow ("I'm Lord Wolcott, and I love everybody!"); stands beside Mr. Bates as he's convicted of murder; gives Lord Grantham investment advice ("I found this little company called IBM"); and passes around his Diddy-approved Ciroc vodka, among other highlights.
"This is some real Masterpiece Theatre right here," says the MC at the end of the parody.
The fourth season of the real "Downton Abbey" is set to premiere Jan. 5.
Seth Meyers is thanking his "Saturday Night Live" pal Jimmy Fallon for helping pave the way for him to transition into late night TV, E! News reports.
The current Weekend Update-er stopped by the "Today" show Thursday where he chatted about departing "SNL" to take over Fallon's "Late Night" when Fallon moves to the "Tonight Show" next year.
"I think I owe a debt of gratitude to Jimmy for having gone from Update to 'Late Night' and having shown it's a nice progression, so I'm very happy to be doing it,'' Meyers said.
"I think if you sit at that Update desk, you learn how to talk about topical stories, and certainly with the guests you learn to talk to crazy people," Meyers continued. "Although when you do late night, they're real crazy people as opposed to Bill Hader pretending to be one."
When asked if hosting his own late night show has been a long time dream of his, Meyers smiled, "It's weird because my dream was 'SNL,' so I'm one of those unfortunate people that now I'm just playing out the string. I had my dream come true. I was just trying to find a job that had health insurance until the end of it."
Meyers says if "SNL" fans are lucky, we may see Fallon pop up on "Late Night" and vice versa with the "Tonight Show." He said, "I think if we can figure out that, how to get back and forth, it would be fun to cameo."
Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn's "Scandal" sex scenes may look super sexy, but they're not exactly glamorous to film, E! News reports.
"Well, if you think about doing a sex scene with 30 overweight men staring at you, it's hot," Goldwyn joked to Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live" this week.
"The most embarrassing [sex scene] for me was when I had to direct my own sex scene," he continued. "Two episodes ago I directed the show as well as acted in it."
Goldwyn went on to describe the awkward scene in which he has to tell Washington's character Olivia Pope, "This is where I bend you over the table." "It was kind of embarrassing," he laughed.
Goldwyn also revealed that his longtime wife Jane Musky does not watch the show or his steamy sex scenes. "The honest answer is, my wife doesn't watch it," he dished. "She watched the pilot and thought it was great, but yeah ... I don't encourage it."
His two daughters are another story.
"My two girls think it's hilarious," Goldwyn said. "Disgusting and hilarious."
There is at least one "American Idol" judge who wants to be back on the panel next season: Keith Urban.
Asked at Wednesday's big showdown between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover if he would like to be a judge on season 13, the country superstar said, "I would. I mean, I literally enjoy coming to work every day, and that's a rarity."
This comes after veteran judge Randy Jackson announced he is leaving the show and rumors that producers plan to replace the entire season 12 panel.
"I joined an ensemble like this in the same way I joined a band," Urban, 45, told reporters of sitting alongside Jackson and dueling divas Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. "I like being in a team and I felt that immediately, with [host Ryan Seacrest] and Randy, particularly."
Urban's inaugural season was marked with the backstage drama of declining ratings and constant media attention on the ongoing apparent feud between Minaj and Carey. But the country singer understands that being on a panel also means being judged himself.
"It's funny. I think everybody is judging," said Urban, who was slated to perform his new single "A Little Bit of Everything" on "Idol's" Thursday night finale. "Everyone at home is judging us, judging them, judging everybody."
Whether Urban is invited back by producers is yet to be revealed.
Former "Days of Our Lives" actor Dylan Patton, 20, has just been charged with felony possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, TMZ reports.
Patton - who played Will Horton on the soap - was allegedly selling coke out of his Agoura Hills, Calif., home. An undercover cop claims he went in, scored the drug and then got a search warrant.
L.A. County Sheriff's deputies raided his house Tuesday and arrested him for selling cocaine. He's still in jail. His bail was set at $30,000.
He was slated to be arraigned Thursday. If convicted he faces up to nine years in state prison.
Patton made appearances on several shows throughout his career - including "Cold Case" and "That's So Raven" - but he's best known for the role of Will Horton on "Days of Our Lives," starring in numerous episodes of the soap between 2009-2010.