TVLine Items: Glee Gal's GLAAD News, WWE's Edge Finds Haven, and Other TV News to Know

Glee‘s Naya Rivera just scored a nice gig for an up-and-coming starlet — hosting the GLAAD Media Awards.

Rivera, who plays closeted lesbian Santana on the Fox hit, has been named host of the 22nd annual event, to be held May 14 in San Francisco. Sex and the City alum Kim Catrall will be on hand to receive the Golden Gate Award for her tireless work with the LGBT community.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Recently retired WWE superstar Edge will visit Syfy’s Haven this season in the potentially recurring role of Dwight, a longtime resident of the spooky town and close confidant of Luke’s late father. Season 2 of the supernatural series premieres Friday, July 15 at 10/9c.

• Presenting…Celebrity Wife Swap, ABC’s new twist on the veteran reality series. The network has ordered a six-episode season of the offshoot, Deadline reports, though no celebs are yet attached to the project.

• ABC has pulled Jamie Oliver‘s Food Revolution from the lineup for the remainder of May sweeps, in favor of airing Dancing With the Stars recaps Tuesdays at 8. The British foodie’s do-gooder program will return June 10 in its Season 1 time slot, Fridays at 9.

Neil Patrick Harris will be back for more musical fun as host of the 2011 Tony Awards, Deadline confirms. The broadcast will air Sunday, June 12 on CBS.

Parks and Recreation‘s Jim O’Heir (Jerry!) will pop up as a rich, tightly wound public figure during the second season of TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, per ShaneSaunders.com.

• President Obama will sit down with CBS’ 60 Minutes this Sunday, May 8, to discuss the capture and killing of longtime terrorist-at-large Osama bin Laden.

Modern Family‘s Nolan Gould (aka Luke) has joined the cast of Chiller’s first-ever original movie, Ghoul. The breakout child star will play the flick’s fearless lead character.

• And just for fun: Our favorite funnylady Amy Poehler is the latest star to stop by Always Open, the web series hosted by Dave Koechner‘s (The Office‘s Todd Packer). Promise, it’ll brighten your day.

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Comments (14)

  • is Edge just gonna be a 1 off guest star? Or is he joining the show as a regular or recurring

    Comment by ggny – May 4, 2011 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAY! Edge will be back on Friday nights!

    BOO! Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution shouldn’t be treated like yesterday’s leftovers, which is what the Dancing recap is.

    Comment by Donna – May 4, 2011 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Don’t understand why they’re moving Jamie Oliver around. Doesn’t having the DWTS recap show the next night defeat the point of watching it Monday? Why watch two hours on Monday when you can see the majority the next night, kind of shooting themselves in the foot?

    Comment by nala310 – May 4, 2011 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Must be the LA Dept of ed. They couldn’t keep him from getting his message out during shooting, so they’ve used their obvious political clout to force it into oblivion. /toungueincheek

    Comment by Joe – May 4, 2011 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go Naya! She is such a talent.

    Comment by JW – May 4, 2011 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Naya Rivera is an excellent choice for this.

    Comment by Ontherun – May 4, 2011 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy for Naya! That’s a pretty incredible opportunity, and she will undoubtedly do an amazing job. Really proud of her!

    Comment by M – May 4, 2011 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so proud of Naya hosting such a big gig like the GLAAD Media Awards. She’s such a great supporter and advocate for the LGBT community. Love watching her on Glee.

    Congrats Naya!!! :)

    Comment by JJ – May 4, 2011 12:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Naya Rivera is so amazing and I am excited for her to host the GLAAD Media Awards. I don’t think I could be any more proud of her.

    Comment by Ash – May 4, 2011 12:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is amazing! She’s such a great role model and I’m really proud of her to be doing this! Hopefully she’ll be on the receiving end soon! She deserves all the awards!

    Comment by Laura – May 4, 2011 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Amy Poehler! :) Just thought I should share that with everyone! :)

    Comment by Linda – May 4, 2011 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GO NAYA!!!! I’m so very excited and happy for her to be hosting. :D

    Comment by blueashke – May 4, 2011 01:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I absolutely adore Amy Poehler! haha

    Comment by Evelyn – May 5, 2011 12:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HI EDGE MY NAME IS RAVI AND I AM YOUR NO 1 FAN FROM INDIA. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE EDGE COME BEAK IN WWE BECOUSE I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT SAW YOU. SO PLEASE COME IN BACK WWE. I CAN’T COME TO USA FOR SAW YOU BECOUSE I AM VERY POOR AND HAVE NO MONEY FOR US TICKET .SO PLEASE COME IN INDIA PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

    Comment by RAVI – August 29, 2011 11:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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