News briefs: 'Leoben' reunites with 'Starbuck' in 24; Nighy joins Potter

Contributed by
Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Battlestar Galactica alumnus Callum Keith Rennie ("Leoben") has been added to the cast of Fox's 24, joining fellow Battlestar alum Katee Sackhoff, Sackhoff reported on her Facebook page. "How cool is that? I have missed my Battlestar castmates. We all should just be on 24! : )"

The British Independent newspaper reported that Bill Nighy (the Underworld movies) has joined the cast of the next Harry Potter movies, and the Leaky Cauldron speculates he will play veteran Auror Rufus Scrimgeour; "I don't think I'm allowed to say it, but I'm going to be in the next Harry Potter film," Nighy told the newspaper. "I won't say which character, but he's a goodie. I just got the gig."

iTunes is hosting an extended two-minute clip from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which you can watch for free at the link; the movie opens July 15.