Shirley MacLaine has been cast as Lady Grantham’s mother on the third season of PBS’s “Downton Abbey.” The prospect of MacLaine and Maggie Smith trading one-liners seems almost too good to be true. (TV Column)
Cynthia Nixon has issued a statement to clarify the remarks she made about being gay by choice: “While I don’t often use the word, the technically precise term for my orientation is bisexual. I believe bisexuality is not a choice, it is a fact. What I have ‘chosen’ is to be in a gay relationship.” (Advocate)
Ryan Gosling , who has been tragically absent from this awards season, was asked by the Hollywood Reporter whether he thought he was snubbed by the Oscars. He responded, “No.” He also weighed in on losing People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive 2011” title to Bradley Cooper: “I voted for Bradley and I’m glad he won.” (THR)
Watch Jerry Seinfeld shill for Acura, after the jump.
Want to pay to meet Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd for a good cause? Then click the link. (CharityBuzz)
Louis C.K. and former late night host Spike Feresten have sold a pilot to CBS about “an ensemble of young people who are trying to achieve their creative dreams in these tough financial times.” (THR)
Jenna Fischer, who gave birth to her first son in October, has some words about celebrity “post-baby bodies”: “Let me please stand in solidarity with all of the women who are not a size 2 six weeks after leaving the hospital.” (Us Weekly)
Did model/famous person Amber Rose get a face tattoo, as photograph circulating on the Internet seems to indicate? No. Was Amber Rose hoping we’d think she got a face tattoo and talk about it? Probably. (TMZ)
Watch car enthusiasts Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Larry Thomas as “The Soup Nazi” and the guy who played the Man from Another Place on “Twin Peaks” (!) in a Super Bowl Sunday commercial for Acura, which is a division of Honda, the company behind the Ferris Bueller ad.