Josh Wolk
September 11, 1998 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Cameron Diaz’s recent success has qualified her for a grand prize: acting alongside Meryl Streep. The “Something About Mary” star is close to a deal to star in “Success,” in which she’ll play a young TV network executive gunning for the job of her mentor (Streep). The script was written by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, who last collaborated on “Up Close and Personal,” the endless painful revisions of which were documented in Dunne’s 1997 book “Monster.”

Rob Lowe will join Mike Myers and Heather Graham in “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” the sequel to last year’s groovalicious hit. Lowe is becoming quite the “SNL” alum mascot: He also starred in Myers’ “Wayne’s World,” David Spade and Chris Farley’s “Tommy Boy,” and had a cameo in the first “Austin Powers” but was cut out in editing.

Lela Rochon is negotiating to play a woman who helps her friend (Kyra Sedgwick) hide a pregnancy from her ex-boyfriend (Rob Morrow) and family in the indie comedy “Labor Pains.” But if you can’t wait for this movie to come to term, you can satisfy your Rochon fix now with both “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” and “Knock Off.”

Yasmine Bleeth (“Baywatch”) will join the cast of CBS’s “Nash Bridges” this season, playing an internal affairs officer investigating Don Johnson who eventually falls in love with him. I don’t know… ol’ Donny’s a catch, but he’s no Hasselhoff.

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