Fantastic Four: According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Entertainment Tonight's" Maria Menounos is ramping up her acting activities outside the syndicated strip. She has signed on for a part on the big screen in 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four and inking a deal for an arc on the WB Network's "One Tree Hill." She also will guest star on the Sept. 20 episode of UPN's "One on One."
Menounos joins Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd and Julian McMahon in Fantastic Four, based on the Marvel Comics property about the adventure-seeking quartet who develop superpowers when their spaceship is exposed to cosmic radiation. Menounos will play a nurse who is romanced by Evans' character, the Human Torch, in the Tim Story-directed production.