Carey Mulligan Famous Enough For Vogue, But Not GleeS

  • In the October issue of Vogue, Carey Mulligan says, "I want to be in Glee, but I'm told I'm not famous enough to be a cameo."
  • Of course, Mulligan could use her romance with Shia LaBeouf to raise her profile, but she says they've decided not to attend red carpet events together because, "If you do it with someone else, it's like we're saying, 'Oh! We come as a pair! Would you like to buy both of us? We're available for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs." [E!]
  • Niecy Nash is engaged to Jay Tucker, her boyfriend of one year. "I cannot believe that God has been this kind that he would gift me this man," said Niecy. "I love you so much." [Us]
  • Rodney King is engaged to one of the jurors who awarded him $3.8 million in a civil case against the city of Los Angeles. [Radar]
  • Sean Penn's rep responded to Wyclef Jean's accusation that Penn is doing cocaine saying, "Mr. Jean is clearly unfamiliar with the physical demands put upon volunteers in Haiti. As aid workers there, the notion of depleting the body's immune system thru the use of illicit drugs is ludicrous... That Mr. Jean would make such a false accusation is reckless and saddening, but not surprising." [Dlisted]
  • America Ferrera will host the ninth season of the PBS series Independent Lens. [AP]
  • Rihanna's new tattoo: A life-size gun on her right thigh. [Us]
  • The title of Rihanna's next album is Loud. [Reuters]
  • ZOMG Prince William and Kate Middleton may get married on August 31, 2011! Though, they still aren't engaged, the date is "tentative," and Will's rep says this is "way off the mark." [People]
  • Natalie Portman has reportedly been offered the lead in Alfonso Cuarón's film Gravity. [N.Y. Mag]
  • Martin Freeman, who starred in the U.K. version of The Office has reportedly turned down the lead in the upcoming Hobbit movie because he's busy playing Dr. Watson in the BBC show Sherlock. [Mirror]
  • Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey are among the celebs who will be honored this year at the Kennedy Center Honors gala on December 28. [ONTD]
  • John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, has been denied parole. Yoko Ono's rep says she's "very pleased." [TMZ]
  • Here's a shot of Lily Allen's baby bump: [People]
  • Jessica Simpson Tweeted yesterday, "This day last year my life changed because I lost my baby Daisy Mae- the best pup of all time...give your dog some extra love today!!" [Yahoo]
  • Amy Poehler will host the season premiere of SNL on September 25. [EW]
  • Taran Killam, Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain and Jay Pharoah have joined the cast of SNL. [AICN]
  • Levi Johnston went shopping for baby stuff with Brittani Senser, the woman he met while filming "steamy" scenes for her music video. [Radar]
  • More photos from Kim Kardashian's 2007 Playboy photo shoot have been released to the mag's Cyber Club members. [Radar]
  • Reggie Bush is expected to become the first person stripped of his Heisman Trophy. The NCAA found Bush accepted improper benefits while at USC and wasn't eligible to play during the 2005 season. [ONTD]
  • Miley Cyrus' mom has filed documents to legally change her name from Leticia Finley Cyrus to her nickname Tish. [E!]
  • Liz Phair's demo tapes, known as Girlysound, will be released on October 19, but you can only get them with her most recent album Funstyle. [N.Y. Mag]
  • James Jimenez, who was convicted of stealing Kirsten Dunst's purse from the set of a movie, has been sentenced to four years in prison. [Miror]
  • Danielle Staub claims it was her decision, not Bravo's, to leave RHONJ. "I'm way too good for this," says Danielle. "They have used me about as much as I can be used... I mean, what's left for [the other castmates]? To kill me? Bravo seems to be glorifying their behavior. And I think it's almost like telling children to behave poorly at school, 'It's OK.'" [Us]
  • Danielle says when she brought up Teresa Giudice's nephew, she actually wasn't referring to Juicy Joe's love child: "Teresa never greeted her nephew. I have proof of that in email. She never said congratulations to her brother when her nephew was born. Her brother has been directly contacting me for the past year and a half, letting me know how he feels about his sister. And how he and his wife — pregnant wife — were thrown from her house because they brought my favorite cookies to Christmas Eve... Teresa threw a hissy fit." [ONTD]
  • Mark Moses, who plays Duck on Mad Men, says of fighting Don Draper in the last episode, "Basically, once he threw a punch at me we were just sort of wrestling and grabbing each other's clothes and throwing punches. It doesn't come off too neat, like swing, swing, duck, pow, like Batman. Jon's a strong guy and it was kind of exhausting. At the end of the day we were just beat. I don't know about Jon, but I was sore the next day." [ONTD]
  • Heidi Montag Tweeted today, "Giving my self a soft tissue breast massage... Ladies we have to keep those implants soft." [People]
  • Whoopi Goldberg announced on The View today taht her mother died on August 29 after suffering a stroke. "My brother and I were very, very lucky to have her in our lives," Whoopi said. "And so, I'm not sad because she had a great time.... I think I'm just sad sometimes because I think, 'Who will love me the way that she did?' But I realized that my brother and I have each other so we're OK." [LAT]
  • "It's very hard for me to do roles in sitcoms and movies because I'm not a great actor, so if the material isn't good I'm in torment while I do it. I like to do talk show appearances where I get to just be myself, and I do stand-up where I can completely be myself. That's what I've always loved the most, of anything." — Norm MacDonald [NYT]