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With “Interstellar” now offering up a top secret big name cameo, a new photo gallery looks back at other unbilled yet exceptional performances in film history. In addition to the Oscar winner featured in the new Christopher Nolan movie, the gallery includes: Kevin Spacey (“Seven”), Will Ferrell (“Wedding Crashers”), Keith Richards (“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”), Jack Nicholson (“Broadcast News”), Bill Murray (“Zombieland”), Tom Cruise (“Tropic Thunder”), Ned Beatty (“Network”), Harrison Ford (“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”), Gene Hackman (“Young Frankenstein”), Gary Oldman (“Hannibal”), Robin Williams (“Dead Again”), and Marlene Dietrich (“Touch of Evil”). Entertainment Weekly

Grammy Awards producers will be announcing Album of the Year nominees on the live special “A Very Grammy Christmas.” Unlike recent years, the rest of the nominations will be unveiled on that same morning of December 5 instead of in prime-time. The CBS special will be hosted by LL Cool J with performers including Mary J. Blige, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, and Pharrell Williams. TV by the Numbers

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Matt Brennan reviews the new Starz series “The Missing,” saying it “might save us from drama fatigue.” He says that it “checks all the boxes of the ‘serious’ serial, but its grace notes reveal a richer drama than the central mystery might suggest.” The program stars James Nesbitt and Frances O’Connor as an English couple vactioning in a French village when their son suddenly vanishes. Thompson on Hollywood

Michael Ausiello offers the latest scoop about several TV shows, including one of the final episodes of “Sons of Anarchy.” He says that “Homeland” recently shot an “elaborate” funeral sequence for this year’s season finale and that he has his theories about who died. He adds more details about upcoming episodes of “The Good Wife,” “Parenthood,” “The Middle,” “Elementary,” “Sleepy Hollow,” and the post-Super Bowl episode of “The Blacklist.” TV Line

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Newly elected members for the Television Academy’s Board of Governors are announced. The following first-timers will begin a two-year term on January 1: Ted Biaselli, Jill Daniels, Peter Golden, Tammy Golihew, Beatriz Gomez, Terry Ann Gordon, Norman Leavitt, Sam Linsky, Janet Carol Norton, Philip Segal, and Terence Winter. Emmy winners Gail Mancuso and Lily Tomlin are among the large number that were re-elected. Deadline

A sequel to the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is on the way. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nia Vardalos will be back to write and star for Universal. “Nanny McPhee” director Kirk Jones will helm the movie. The original also starring John Corbett was a surprise hit with a gross of $240 million in the United States. Variety

After 13 years on the trailblazing reality show “American Idol,” Randy Jackson is finally leaving. He was a judge for the first dozen years and then a mentor last season. Other original judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul have already been long gone. The Fox program currently has Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. as judges. E! Online

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