Anderson Cooper Attacked in Egypt, Stephen Tobolowsky to Guest on 'Community' and More TV News


Anderson Cooper was attacked while covering the protests in Egypt.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper was punched in the head 10 times as a pro-Mubarak mob surrounded the CNN reporter and his film crew.

Cooper and his crew escaped to a nearby roof and nobody was seriously injured.

In other TV news ...

• Lifetime has found its Kate Middleton for 'William and Kate.' British actress Camilla Luddington will play Middleton in the Lifetime TV movie about the royal wedding and the Prince's romance. [Deadline Hollywood]

• Charlie Sheen could return to work in as little as three weeks. If Sheen returns to work within the month, the producers will try to make up the missed episodes so the cast and crew will not be without that pay. [TMZ]

• Stephen Tobolowsky will guest star on 'Community' ... as a 'Who's the Boss?' expert. The 'Heroes' veteran and current Moviefone columnist will play Professor Sheffield, the teacher of Greendale's 'Who's the Boss?' course. [TVLine]

• Ricky Gervais has set the record straight: NBC has asked him to return as Golden Globes host, not the Hollywood Foreign Press. Gervais still thinks he won't be invited back, but NBC has asked him not to rule that out. [Hollywood Reporter]

• Kim Richards might not return to 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.' Following an explosive fight on-camera with her sister, Kyle, and a drama-filled reunion special, Kyle said she's unsure if her sister will return to the reality series. [TMZ]

• NBC has added pilots from Lorne Michaels and Tad Quill to its already full slate. 'Parks and Recreation' producer Emily Spivey will executive produce the comedy, about a working mom, with Michaels. The pilot is cast-contingent. Quill's comedy follows a recently divorced mom who tries not to fall for her contractor. [The Wrap]

• ABC has ordered Josh Schwartz's 'Georgetown' to pilot. The Washington, D.C.–based drama follows the young workers behind the power brokers in Washington. [Deadline Hollywood]