"8 Simple Rules" star Kaley Cuoco will next tackle the rules of witchcraft on the WB Network's "Charmed." The actress is joining the cast of the veteran drama as a regular next season, playing a young witch under the tutelage of the Charmed ones (Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan). In addition to Cuoco, the upcoming eighth season of "Charmed" will feature Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, who signed on to do a multiepisode arc.
Marques Houston is going to serve up a whole lot of skin for his next move to promote his latest album, "Naked." The "You Got Served" actor and singer will forgo clothing for Playgirl magazine, the entertainer's reps announced on Friday, June 24. The skin mag reportedly offered him $1 million to bare it all two weeks previously and then upped the offer to $2 million. To the delight of his more mature fans, Houston is close to signing on for the deal that will take place in late August. Houston, 23, has apparently become more comfortable in his altogether since stripping down for his video "Naked." In an earlier MTV interview, he says, "I was completely ass-naked. At first I was a little uncomfortable. I'm not used to doing that. The only time I get naked is when I'm about to get down, or when I'm in the privacy of my own room, taking a bath or shower or something." The controversial video was cleaned up and is finally cleared for air beginning in July. Houston's album dropped in May and features the titular single along with tracks "Marriage," "Cheat," "Sex Wit You" and "I Wasn't Ready." He'll also participate in the Scream IV Tour with Bow Wow, Bobby Valentino and his half brother (and former B2K-er) Omarion. On the big screen, he's appeared in "Good Burger," "You Got Served" and as Dumb Donald in the live-action adaptation of "Fat Albert." The "Sister, Sister" regular says he may not return for a second season of UPN's comedy "Cuts," depending on how negotiations play out.