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This article was published 13/4/2013 (1777 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Just a bit too late
WOULD you stay up late to watch Alec Baldwin? (No, not you, Geneviève Sabourin; we already know your answer):
The New York Times says Baldwin is in discussions with NBC about taking over the late-night talk-show spot Jimmy Fallon will vacate when he moves up to the Tonight Show next year.
The paper says Baldwin might take the 1:35 a.m. start time now filled by Carson Daly and Last Call.
Hmm. Can't see it. Surly the audience at that hour is all stoners and slackers and people wearing tinfoil hats, not a crowd who wants to see an old guy.
Baldwin is 56.
It's working wonders
RADIO Times, a British magazine with content better than that name, had a strange exposé about Simon Cowell's fitness regimen, under the headline The Strange Vampire Life of Simon Cowell.
No blood-drinking, but it seems he does go in for hundreds of push-ups each day, regular Botox, colonic irrigation (don't ask), vitamin injections, and - my favourite - daily use of $17 worth of lemon bath milk.
He's 53, but has the appearance of a man of ... 53.
More sad than smokin'
AMANDA Bynes is so desperate for attention, she was wandering around Times Square the other day carrying "a suspicious rolled cigarette in one hand and a lighter in the other," as the N.Y. Post put it.
I've ignored her recent capers because they're just sad, not funny: Apparent drug use, erratic behavior, unkempt appearance, strange apparel, concerned friends, the whole nine yards.
Rihanna does right thing
JUST yesterday I was telling you about Chris Brown tomcatting around with a cocktail waitress, while Rihanna was somewhere else. Now E! Online advances a good reason for that behaviour: he and Ri-Ri have split up yet again.
Their secret source says the two are done, "after a tireless frenzy of are-they-or-aren't-they tailchasing."
The item says she is the one who "moved on" — this is, she was the dumper, and he was the dumpee. Sounds about right.
She's 25. He's 23.
Mad, mad world
MONTREAL-born Jessica Paré, on the cover LA Confidential magazine, explains inside that she's really happy to be on Mad Men:
I'm so damn lucky... there's not one single morning where I'm... not so excited and grateful that I have this amazing job to go to ...
Nobody's more excited about me being on the show than I am. My friends and people I work with actually think it's kind of hilarious when I get recognized, because I'm far more excited than the other person. At first it's like, 'You're on that show Mad Men...' [To which I reply,] I know! Isn't it crazy?"
Meanwhile she told the CBC that she's anxious about her career after Mad Men: "I'm getting more attention professionally... but so many other women are at that level, too."
A Unitas front
HOW'S this for casting? Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will play Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas in a new biopic called Unitas We Stand, the Baltimore Sun reports.
It's just the on-field shots, apparently, or some of them: Flacco will be in the movie's final scenes, depicting the Colt's 1958 championship win.
A note for the uncultured: Flacco was the most valuable player in the Ravens' Super Bowl victory this year. Legendary passer Johnny U, a household name in the '60s, was league MVP three times and the star of that (pre-Super-Bowl) 1958 overtime championship contest, often called "the greatest game ever played."
Unitas died in 2002; his son Joe wrote the screenplay for this movie. Watch for it around 2014 Super Bowl time.
Rolling Stone gathers women
BILL Wyman, a Rolling Stone from 1962 to 1993, is about to publish a limited-edition "scrapbook" of memorabilia, from his birth certificate onwards, reports the Telegraph.
One thing that won't be in there is an excerpt from his little black book; it was stolen, he says, in Spain.
Wyman claims to have slept with 1,000 women: "It was a bit of a blur at times. But I can remember a lot of them. I was married so I couldn't write about them in my diaries... They weren't one-night stands, though, because I would see the same ones again. Whenever I went to New York there were two black girls I would see. Every tour."
SCARLETT Johansson is not a big believer in Twitter and Facebook and that stuff, she tells Marie Claire mag:
"All of it drives me crazy. I don't understand this need to 'share.' We almost exploit ourselves in order to feel seen."
Her dating secrets
QUOTE of the day: Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo tells Us Weekly what she likes on a first date: "It's always fun to go somewhere or do something, like go see a band... not make it too formal."
At that stage, she says, "I don't want to be wined and dined. Just have fun and see if we even like each other. Get some drinks, maybe go to a show or see a movie."
This is not just theoretical: she just broke up with Adam Levine, of Maroon 5.
Drew draws the line
DREW Barrymore, in some panel discussion for Lucky mag, sums up what she's learned about career progress, child-raising, and marriage:
"I was raised in that generation of 'women can have it all', and I don't think you can. I think some things fall off the table. The good news is, what does stay on the table becomes much more in focus and much more important."
Decoder: she married rich guy Will Kopelman last summer. Their baby, her first child, was born in September. She's not working much now. She's 38.