Mark Wahlberg would love to do a prequel to The Departed. The original film was based on Andrew Lau's Infernal Affairs, and that film was followed by a prequel, Infernal Affairs II, so the source material already exists. "They were talking about bringing in a couple of new guys like [Robert] De Niro, maybe Brad Pitt or someone like that playing the bad guy, a corrupt politician or something," Wahlberg says, before adding, "Say hi to your mother for me." (Sorry, couldn't help it.) • Is Paula Abdul off American Idol? An insider says, "She knows that every season could be her last. Now she’s got a new secret venture that she’s really excited about.” Sounds totally vague! • Justin Timberlake just blew $5.25 million on a New York City condo, and he tells People, "It's the greatest city in the world."[Guardian, Perez, People]