Where In The World Is Hugh Laurie?

· OMGOMG. The strike's, like, totally going to happen. Did you hear about the chair thing?? [Variety]
· John Travolta returns to the action-movie realm as the lead subway-hijacking baddie in The Taking of Pelham 123, a role director Tony Scott "heavily courted" the actor for, and which he took only on the condition that the character meet his wasp-waisted body-type specifications. [Variety]

· Tongues are wagging over why Hugh Laurie failed to show up to the set of House today, and instead left for England to take care of "family obligations." We'll not further the scurrilous rumormongering here, except to mumble some clichéd aphorism about not shitting where you eat, and moving on. [Variety]
· Congratulations, SAG: You've gotten a star on the Walk of Fame! (The AMPTP's can't even get a fucking chair.) That puts your fame somewhere between Erik Estrada and Ricky Martin's. She bangs! [Variety]
· HBO is developing a movie based on the Dr. Death biography Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia. High on their casting wish list is Robin Williams, who'll don an adorable clown nose and ensure his patients giggle their way into the hereafter. [THR]