‘Pretty Little Liars’ Books Adam Lambert; ‘Vampire Diaries’ Adds ‘Nine Lives of Chloe King’ Actress

By: Jethro Nededog / July 19, 2012

Emmy Snubs & Surprises
Relive the biggest snubs and surprises from Emmy morning.
Truly, it hasn’t been all about the Emmy nominations on Thursday as some of our favorite shows have been busy casting.

Adam Lambert is reportedly in the running to return to American Idol as a judge, but it’s confirmed that he’ll perform on an upcoming episode of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars. He’s shooting the Halloween episode (alongside star Lucy Hale) next week and will perform a couple songs. You know what would be even better? If Glambert went glamping… [RyanSeacrest.com]

Have you met the new girl in Mystic Falls?

With Elena (Nina Dobrev) going all undead next season, The CW’s The Vampire Diaries has just hired a new actress who can fill the human hole she left behind. Nine Lives of Chloe King actress Grace Phipps joins as April, who moves back to Mystic Falls after deciding to leave her private school. [Zap2it]

Revenge’s showrunner Mike Kelley has said that we’ll end up meeting Emily’s mother next season and now we know who’s playing her. Jennifer Jason Leigh will be the former Mrs. Clarke. Expect her to be “volatile and dangerous.” She sounds like a piece of work, eh? [TVLine]

Seattle Grace is staffing up. Camilla Luddington, who plays faerie Claudette on HBO’s True Blood, will play a young doctor on Grey’s Anatomy. The British actress starred as the new princess in Lifetime’s William & Kate movie and appeared on Showtime’s Californication. The role is recurring right now with the option to become a series regular. [Deadline]