Morning Static: SPARTACUS, Alyssa Milano, MAD MEN & More!

Are you entertained! Starz has confidence that you will be, picking up SPARTACUS for a second season a month before the first season even premieres.
• MAD about the holidays? Merry Christmas from Sterling Cooper
• Who’s the Guidette? Alyssa Milano goes JERSEY SHORE!
• From extra to host, Reason #1 why we can’t wait for the Golden Globes.
• You’re a mean one, Mr. [Tony] Cowell, who promises that his famous brother Simon will leave AMERICAN IDOL at the end of 2010 to concentrate on bringing the American version of THE X FACTOR to the U.S. in 2011.

  • Josh Emerson

    I thought I read that Fox was tying their pickup of X Factor to Simon signing a new contract with Idol. I wouldn’t be surprised if he does leave though. He did the same thing in the UK, although Pop Idol just disappeared completely at that point. I can’t imagine AI disappearing that easily.

  • Dave

    I thought some were talking about this being Idol’s last season anyways? Wouldn’t that just coincide with cowell not just leaving but the show ending and him going on with x factor?

  • Nick

    Simon’s probably leaving to manage the career of new X-Factor winner Joe McElderry. Have you seen this guy? Next Big Thing, or someone’s not doing their job.

  • Linda B.

    Isn’t The X Factor the same type show as America’s Got Talent? Why would we need 2 identical shows?

  • Jennie

    Isn’t America’s Got Talent and American Idol, well, um…2 identical shows??? Not that I’ve ever seen either one, to be fair, but still.