· In an interesting Fox crossover last night, Fringe subjected some poor kid to a clip of Paula Abdul and Kara DioGuardi making out just minutes before. Needless to say, it instantly liquefied his brains.
· Nielsen distributed an office memo saying it was going to disable the "reply to all" function on all forthcoming e-mails. It's an efficiency measure. Seriously.
· NBC has ordered a pilot based on Ron Howard's 1989 film Parenthood, which—along with shows based on 1983's V and 1987's The Witches of Eastwick—points towards a disturbing new trend in which network execs rely perhaps too heavily on child-, witch- and alien-filled material to fill their schedules.
· The Carpetbagger tries not to be trampled by a herd of stampeding accountants during the annual Running of the Oscar Ballots.
· Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black will be on hand to sign copies of Milk, the Shooting Script at Book Soup. Gus Van Sant will then re-sign it in such a way as to cut out the boring parts and give the whole signature more emotional heft.
· "Two Dads is taken? But I promised them! First Prop 8, now this. How about 'dadz' with a Z? Really? Perfect! They'll be so pleased."
· "Pussycat Dolls Jessica transforms into the alien from Star Trek"