• Drea de Matteo is joining the cast of “Desperate Housewives” as the head of a new Italian family moving into Wysteria Lane.
  • Evan Rachel Wood (Mary Jane Watson) and Alan Cummings (Green Goblin) have been added to the Spider-Man musical.
  • HBO viewers seem to be hung up on “Hung.” The new drama was the most-watched series debut in two years.
  • Vampire Weekend’s second album will have a California feel. “These songs would be perfect for driving up the Pacific coast,” guitar-keyboardist Rostam Batmangli told Rolling Stone.
  • Julia Stiles will make her Broadway debut in the revival of David Mamet’s “Oleanna,” opening Oct. 11 at the Golden Theater.
  • Finally. “Ally McBeal” is coming out on DVD.