AceShowbiz - "The Crazy Ones" has found Sydney's mom. According to TV Guide, former "Taxi" star %cMarilu Henner% is cast as Paige, %cSarah Michelle Gellar%'s on-screen mother, who will travel to Chicago "when Simon and Gordon need her to cast a deciding vote."
Described as being "self-absorbed," Paige "makes Simon (%cRobin Williams%) look like Father of the Year," but she'll put a smile on Simon's face. Her episode is scheduled to air in mid-April.
Other casting news comes from "Flowers in the Attic" sequel, which recently replaced %cKiernan Shipka% with %cRose McIver% as an older Cathy Dollanganger. Now, the Lifetime TV movie has tapped an actor to portray Cathy's abusive boyfriend.
"Van Helsing" star %cWill Kemp% will take on the role of Julian Marquet, a dance troupe's volatile male lead who aggressively woos new member Cathy, in "Petals on the Wind". He and McIver join returning stars %cHeather Graham% and %cEllen Burstyn%, who will reprise their roles as Corrine Dollanganger and Olivia Foxworth, respectively.
"Petals on the Wind" is set a decade after the Dollanganger kids escaped Foxworth Hall at the end of the first film. The drama thriller will also recast Cathy's brother Christopher, who was portrayed by %cMason Dye% in the first movie. Production is set to begin February 25 in Los Angeles.