The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment

By Vanessa Juarez
August 17, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

+ Jessica Alba is joining Mike Myers in The Love Guru as the owner of a Toronto hockey team who hires the titular love doc (Myers) to help her star player out of a slump. ”She’s a fan of the guru: She’s read his books and is all googly over him,” says Alba. But what could have possibly attracted the 26-year-old to this wacky Bollywood-esque satire? ”Are you kidding? Mike Myers.” The comedian is also co-writing the film, which features his first original character since Austin Powers. Yeah, baby!

+ Chris Noth is absof—ing-lutely reprising his role as Mr. Big in the film adaptation of Sex and the City; no word on whether Big is still a commitment-phobe. Shooting begins in September.

+ Criminal Minds update: Joe Mantegna (The Starter Wife) is set to replace Mandy Patinkin, who left the serial-killer drama in July. Mantegna, 59, will make his debut as FBI Special Agent David Rossi in this season’s fifth episode.