Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer. (Matt Sayles/AP)

A mix of the morning’s entertainment headlines...

Russell Crowe will star as Inspector Javert in Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables.” Musical theater nerd alert: Just the thought of the Aussie singing “Stars” gives me goose bumps.

Hugh Jackman is already set to play Jean Valjean in the musical film, which will be released in December 2012. (Vulture)

Ashton Kutcher will take all of his clothes off on Monday’s “Ellen” to promote “Two and a Half Men.” Anything for his art. (USA Today)

Mel Gibson and Warner Bros. are working on a movie about “Judah Maccabee, the warrior whose ancient victory is celebrated by Hanukkah.” So, there’s that. (LA Times)

For his new daytime show, Anderson Cooper asked Gerard Depardieu about the the time the actor peed in front of people on a plane. The incident made the CNN host giggle a lot.

The Oscar nominee explained he told the flight attendant, “I not sick, I not a terrorist. I just want to pee!” What more could he do? (USA Today)

Jon Gosselin is giving his ex-wife Kate Gosselin life advice. That is not a good sign. (RumorFix)

Find out which singer already has New Year’s Eve plans, after the jump.

Lady Gaga will perform during “Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012.” (People)

The 84-year-old woman who hit Reese Witherspoon with her car will have to retake her driver’s test. (TMZ)

Bella and Edward embrace while Jacob broods in two new posters for “Twilight: Breaking Dawn.” (Entertainment Weekly)

Jury selection began Thursday in the trial of Conrad Murray, the personal physician of Michael Jackson. (People)

Ashley Fink’s “Glee” character will apparently get a lot less screen time this season. (Vulture)

Watch Will Arnett go from confident to pretty shaky about his Emmy win chances on “The Tonight Show.”