Last Lap: What Prompted Robin Williams’ Return To TV?

The leads from the new flick Rush talk about depicting two legendary adversaries, Carson Daly is about to be an early riser, and Benedict Cumberbatch tackles the role of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

  • Robin Williams is starring in the new CBS series The Crazy Ones, his first television series since Mork & Mindy. One of the reasons he’s going back to the small screen? Bills, bills, bills. [People]
  • Ron Howard’s new film Rush chronicles the famous Formula One rivalry between racers Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Check out what stars Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl have to say about their roles.
  • Former Total Request Live VJ Carson Daly is joining Today. He’ll be stationed in the “Orange Room,” part of the morning show’s set remodeling. [Los Angeles Times]
  • How did Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch prepare for his role as the elusive Julian Assange? [MTV News]

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