Drea De Matteo joins 'Desperate Housewives'
With Nicolette Sheridan's Edie Britt dead for good, ABC confirms that producers have signed Emmy-winning "Sopranos" actress Drea De Matteo to join the cast as Wisteria Lane's newest housewife.
Michael Ausiello reports that Matteo will play "the matriarch of a new Italian family." A source tells him casting is also underway for "her landscape designer husband and their tightly wound son."
-- Denise Martin
Photos: Drea De Matteo in "The Sopranos" / HBO. The cast of "Desperate Housewives" / ABC