Jon To Hamm It Up On 30 Rock Again; Katy Perry Pregnancy Rumors PersistS

  • Mad Men isn't on the air right now, but Jon Hamm will be on your TV!

He will reprise his role as the "lovably oblivious" Dr. Baird on 30 Rock on February 11. Is Liz Lemon gonna get herself a Hamm sandwich?!?! [EW]

  • Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi both quit Spider-Man 4, which means it can no longer be any good. The studio is going with a "Peter Parker in high school" movie, which sounds like a big BOO. [Variety, LA Times]
  • Oh, and Spider-Man the musical — with tunes by Bono and The Edge — is back on. [NY Post]
  • "SEXIEST man alive - or the guy who dealt weed in college?" So begins a 474-word story about Brad Pitt's facial hair. [NY Post]
  • NBC may not appreciate Conan O'Brien, but Fox does. Will he switch networks? [AP]
  • NBC tried to lure Barbara Walters from ABC, says Barbara Walters. "And at my age, it was a very flattering offer." [Star]
  • Apparently George Clooney was hilarious at the New York Film Critics Circle dinner, which came with lots of booze. "I'm like Mariah Carey, f'd-up right now," he said as part of a speech. Later, when Christine Lahti was introducing him, she asked, from the podium, "Have you ever Googled yourself, George?"He shouted from the audience, "I Google myself every afternoon." [Showbiz 411]
  • Mariah Carey's boozy speech actually made the Palm Springs Film Festival a success. [Gatecrasher]
  • Beyoncé's New Year's resolution is to take a break. In 2009, she sang at the inauguration, went on tour to 110 cities around the world and performed at award shows. "It's definitely time to recharge my batteries," she says. "I'd like to take about six months and not go into the studio. I need to just live life, to be inspired by things again." Cue the baby rumor mill! She also claims: "I've always worked hard, but I feel like I worked harder this past year than I have since I was just starting out. I just had all these great opportunities." [USA Today]
  • The Katy-Perry-is-pregnant rumors persist, mostly because she and Russell Brand were seen at a children's clothing store looking at booties. [Daily Mail]
  • Simon Cowell's big announcement yesterday almost didn't happen. [TMZ]
  • Larry King cancelled Tila Tequila's appearance on his show and she's fine with it. "Honestly, my fanbase demographic and to the people that matter to my career dont watch Larry King," she says. She has a point. [E!]
  • Did Casey Johnson's ex get Tila Tequila kicked off of Larry King's show? [ONTD]
  • For the first time since the ceremony, Brooke Shields has spoken about the Michael Jackson memorial. "Did you see me shaking? Well, they didn't tell us that the coffin was going to be there… I thought - because there was a fantasy moment in my head - that he was going to jump out and start the concert. They had written me something. I didn't… I wrote my own thing and just had to do my own thing. But it was… I felt honored to be a part of it." [Access Hollywood]
  • "A court in Los Angeles has tossed out a $20 million judgment against a now-defunct charter airline in a case involving the late pop star Michael Jackson." [UPI]
  • "Peaches Geldof has been awarded substantial undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper article that implied she was a prostitute who charged $8,000 a night." [Reuters]
  • The New York Times printed a travel article titled "The 31 Places To Go in 2010," and Sri Lanka was number one. M.I.A. found this to be outrageous; and posted pictures of dead bodies on her Twitter account, with the message: "FUCK NEW YORK TIMES! DO YOU THINK YOU NEED TO GO HERE ON VACATION? GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT." A Tweet which reads, "HERE IS THE LUSH COASTLINE THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT" is accompanied by a photograph of dead children hanging from ropes. She also links to BBC articles about the crisis in Sri Lanka. As you may know, M.I.A's father was a political activist and worked with the Tamil Tigers, a group who claimed that they were discriminated against by the government. (More here.) [ONTD, MIA's Twitter]
  • David Beckham has a new Jesus tattoo. [NYDN]
  • Sparklevamp and the blade-wielding bride! Robert Pattinson will play a journalist and lothario in Bel Ami, the film adaptation of the Guy de Maupassant book; Uma Thurman will play his wife. [Mirror]
  • Shocker! "Upcoming Ozzy Osbourne autobiography I Am Ozzy delves into sex, drugs and Satanism." [Gatecrasher]
  • We heard that Stuart Townsend walked off the set of Thor because of "creative differences," but this report claims he acted like a "prima donna" on the set. Whatever. He was hot in Queen Of The Damned. [Extra]
  • In Peter Biskind's new Warren Beatty biography, Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America, he claims that the actor had sex with 12,775 women. Biskind explains that the number is a "guesstimate": "Warren did say to someone else that he couldn't get to sleep at night without having sex with someone, so I just added up the days. It didn't seem like an unreasonable figure." [LA Times]
  • More than $1 million worth of jewelry, furs and electronics — Christmas gifts — was stolen from Usher's SUV in mid-December; for some reason we're just hearing about it now. [E!]
  • One day after news broke that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's house was solely in Odom's name, Odom filed to have half of the ownership transferred to Khloe. Love is in the air! [TMZ]
  • Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum were secretly married in a "winter wonderland"-themed ceremony in the UK over the weekend. [Mirror]
  • Rapper Lloyd Banks was arrested in Canada after he and three "associates" allegedly assaulted and robbed a concert promoter following a dispute about his performance fee. [Reuters]
  • "Protesters reappeared this weekend outside the Mexican prison where Mel Gibson is set to shoot How I Spent My Summer, after some 300 inmates were transferred out to facilitate production." [Variety]
  • Elton John was nice to a bus boy who's a huge fan and this is news. [Gatecrasher]
  • For some reason this story about Henry Winkler being mocked for his dyslexia as a child is titled "Heyyyyyy. I Was A Dumb Dog At School." [Times Of London]
  • Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham welcomed daughter Margaret Grace Wahlberg on Monday. Mark was in the delivery room and you can write your own "Say hello to your mother for me" jokes. [JustJared ]
  • Breaking: Jack Bauer smiles for the second time in 24 history. [Reuters]
  • "Having Jack Bauer Smile Felt 'Awkward,' Says Star Kiefer Sutherland." [LA Times]
  • Oh no! Roger Friedman says, "The word from Hollywood is that the great Dennis Hopper may be losing his battle with prostate cancer." This makes me unbelievably sad. [Showbiz 411]
  • "It seems like it's organized by people who are getting drunk. And this year it will be. I don't feel I'm representing the people in the room. I feel I'm representing the fat people at home on the couch watching it… I have two little people in my head. One of them's got a little halo on, saying, 'Don't insult people too much.' The other has got a little pair of horns and goes, 'No, think of how funny it'd be.' It's a little bit of a fight between good and evil." — Ricky Gervais on hosting the Golden Globes. [USA Today]
  • "The last time I tried to keep a journal I was 22, 23. Every morning I tried to write down my thoughts. I look back and it was just nonsense. Not only is it nonsense and boring, it's nonsense that's trying not to be. It's trying to be profound. I rather I would have just written 'I'm tired. The end.' That would have been truthful. As opposed to, 'as I look into the person sitting across from me, I notice a detachment from the world…'" — James McAvoy. [WSJ]
  • "I didn't fit in at high school, I wanted to be like Boy George and I felt like a freak. So now I like to create this atmosphere for my fans where they feel like they have a freak in me to hang out with, and they don't feel alone." — Lady Gaga, who has asked Boy George to perform with her at the O2 arena in London next month. [Daily Express]
  • "We make the marriage work by not making it all about the kids. My wife and I take time to also have fun just by ourselves and it has to be that way. Other couples make it all about their kids and, yes, a lot of it is, but not all. You have to remember that before the children came along, there was only two of you and you were best friends and still should be." — Seal. Sigh! [Daily Express]
  • "I never set out to be the next Martha Stewart. But I love working with interiors, because it reflects who I am today ... someone who cares about her home environment." — Cindy Crawford, on her furniture line. She also says of her home in Malibu — which was done my Michelle Obama's decorator, Michael Smith: "I want [my family] to be happy here. The kind of happiness that's not contingent on my looking good in a bikini." [Gatecrasher via Town & Country]