Steve Carell to deliver postal comedy for NBC
December 2nd, 2010
02:27 PM ET

Steve Carell to deliver postal comedy for NBC

Steve Carell is going from "The Office" to the post office. The comic actor, who is departing his hit NBC series in May, is writing a new comedy for the network based on his early years as a mail carrier.

"The Post-Graduate Project" will be "a sweet and nostalgic take" on Carell’s pre-fame days as a mailman in Littleton, Massachusetts, and will focus on the quirky twentysomethings who frequent the post office, according to Deadline.com.

In a 2008 interview with Larry King, the 48-year-old funnyman revealed that mail vehicles weren't available in his small New England town, so he had to deliver letters using his own Toyota Corona.

"It's a left-hand drive, but you have to deliver mail out the right-hand side. I drove with one hand and my left foot, and threw mail out the right window," he said. "I moved to Chicago after I was a mail carrier, probably three or four months later. I was still finding mail under the seat of my car, undelivered."

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: What message does 'Bridalplasty' send?
December 2nd, 2010
02:02 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: What message does 'Bridalplasty' send?

Hey, it's AJ! You know, we thought we'd seen it all when it comes to outrageous reality shows. But let me tell you, at our morning meeting, all we could talk about was E!'s "Bridalplasty" - where brides-to-be compete for cosmetic surgery!

What kind of message does this show send? That's something I plan to ask the host of the show, ex-Miss USA Shanna Moakler, when I talk to her today. What do you think of “Bridalplasty”? Post your thoughts below…

And speaking of outrageous reality show shenanigans, we're also buzzing about the shocking finale of "America's Next Top Model."

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Robert Downey Jr. as Lestat? Anne Rice digs it
December 2nd, 2010
12:35 PM ET

Robert Downey Jr. as Lestat? Anne Rice digs it

There's been a lot of talk about breathing new life into Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" book series for the big screen, and the author believes she's found the ideal actor to play toothy Lestat: Robert Downey Jr.

"That would be wonderful. He is a great actor," she tells New York magazine's Vulture. "He would bring the gravitas and the wit and humor and all of that to the part, and I don’t think he’s too old."

A golden-locked Tom Cruise played the studly bloodsucker in 1994's "Interview With the Vampire," and Rice believes 45-year-old Downey could really sink his teeth into the role with a little help from the professionals.

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Kara DioGuardi writing her memoir
December 2nd, 2010
12:15 PM ET

Kara DioGuardi writing her memoir

Should Simon Cowell be nervous?

TV Guide reports that former “Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi is penning a memoir. “A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol,” is scheduled to be published by a division of  HarperCollins, a rep for the publisher confirmed to TV Guide.

DioGuardi served as a judge on the hit show for two seasons. After Cowell left and new judge Ellen DeGeneres announced that she would be leaving after only one season, the show revealed that DioGuardi was also making an exit. Rocker Steven Tyler and actress/singer Jennifer Lopez will serve as new judges along with original judge Randy Jackson.

DioGuardi is set to serve as a judge on the upcoming Bravo reality series, “Going Platinum.”

Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum to star in '21 Jump Street'
December 2nd, 2010
11:30 AM ET

Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum to star in '21 Jump Street'

It's official – Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are heading to "21 Jump Street."

Columbia Pictures confirms that the actors will both executive produce and star in a big-screen adaptation of the hit '80s cop series, reports Deadline.com.

"Jonah helped create a smart and funny vehicle that is tailor-made for him and Channing," Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad says of Hill, who wrote the film's script. "They are a perfect duo for this film... We love how this movie has come together and are very excited to begin production this spring."

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'Top Chef: All-Stars': If at first you don’t succeed...
December 2nd, 2010
11:00 AM ET

'Top Chef: All-Stars': If at first you don’t succeed...

I’m not a foodie, but I play one while watching TV, which is why I’m excited about the new season of "Top Chef." It’s "All-Stars," of course, and the field seems pretty stacked.

We have Tiffani and Stephen from season one; Marcel and Elia from season two; Dale L., Casey and Tre from season three; Richard, Antonia, Spike and Dale T. from season four; Carla, Fabio and Jamie from season five; Jen and Mike I. from season six; and Angelo and Tiffany from season seven.

What we DON’T have are any "Top Chef" winners. This is a brilliant move.

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