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Casting Scoops: Pete Wentz, Sara Rue, Lauren Holly and More!

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Got the Monday blahs? I’ve got just the antidote — exclusive casting prattle, plus a BSG bonus scoop free of charge!

•    Ashlee Simpson’s baby daddy, Pete Wentz, will make a special cameo in an episode of The CW’s Privileged to air in early ’09. The ubiquitous Fall Out Boy bassist will play himself in a scene with Max (Andrew J. West). In related news, there’s a new episode on tonight at 9 p.m./ET!

•     With My Own Worst Enemy dead and nearly buried, NBC has reassigned Saffron Burrows to its promising mid-season drama Kings. The actress will play someone from King Silas’ (Ian McShane) past in an episode that flashes back to a critical moment in his and daughter Michelle’s life.

•    Sara Rue and Lauren Holly have booked guest roles on TNT’s new drama Leverage, which had its premiere last night. On Jan. 20, Rue will play a naive employee of a company trying to cover up a toxic fertilizer death. Holly, meanwhile, portrays a shrewd businesswoman who sinks money into a small pharmaceutical company that she plans to buy. When that company goes to trial for an indiscretion, she tries to buy off the jurors for a favorable verdict. Her episode airs Feb. 3.

•    Battlestar Galactica‘s highly anticipated end game kicks off in a little over a month, so it’s time to start brushing up on three-and-a-half seasons worth of mythology. Luckily, SciFi.com does all the heavy lifting for you via this just-posted 13-minute “Catch the Frak Up” guide. So, what are you waiting for? Catch the frak up!