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Posted at 9:05 AM ET, 02/17/2011

Adrianne Palicki is Wonder Woman; bidding farewell to Len Lesser, aka Uncle Leo

By Jen Chaney

Adrianne Palicki: she's a wonder, Wonder Woman. (NBC Universal via Comic Riffs)

Some of the pop culture-related stories currently on our radar...

Adrianne Palicki of "Friday Night Lights" has been cast as Wonder Woman in David E. Kelley's TV show about the golden lasso-wielding superheroine. Landry Clarke is going to be super-excited about this. (Comic Riffs)

Len Lesser, the actor who played Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld" ("Hel-lo!) has died at the age of 88 after suffering from pneumonia brought on by cancer. In addition to "Seinfeld," Lesser appeared on such TV series as "Get Smart," "The Monkees," "ER" and "Everybody Loves Raymond." (Associated Press)

Here's a little taste of Uncle Leo in his honor:

News about Michael Emerson reteaming with J.J. Abrams, and Martin Scorsese reteaming with Leonardo DiCaprio, after the jump.

Michael Emerson -- that's Benjamin "What, me manipulatively lie?" Linus -- has been cast as a crime-fighting billionaire in the CBS pilot "Person of Interest." That pilot is executive-produced by none other than "Lost" co-creator J.J. Abrams. Emerson had been poised to star with fellow "Lost" alum Terry O'Quinn in another series, also an Abrams production, but that project has been pushed back. (TV Line)

Martin Scorsese is stepping in to direct an adaptation of "The Wolf of Wall Street" after Ridley Scott left the project. That puts Scorsese back at work with his modern-day muse, Leonardo DiCaprio, who will star as the addled head of a brokerage firm. (Vulture)

James Van Der Beek will play himself in the ABC pilot "Don't Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23." Did those Funny or Die videos help him win the part? Guessing they didn't hurt. (The Wrap)

What are the 10 goofiest TV opening credits ever? Movieline attempts to provide the answer. (Movieline)

By Jen Chaney  | February 17, 2011; 9:05 AM ET
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Before everyone freaks out, Adrianne's hair is now dark.

Posted by: epjd | February 17, 2011 10:00 AM | Report abuse

How the Crime-fighting billionaire thing works:

"Here's $200M. Now stop burglarizing houses for Oxycontin."

Posted by: byoolin1 | February 17, 2011 10:10 AM | Report abuse

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