Morning Static: Simon Cowell, Maggie Q, Allison Janney & More!

• The CW finally tires of skinny white chicks! Maggie Q in talks to headline the network’s LA FEMME NIKITA reboot.
• The Jackal spotted IN PLAIN SIGHT, as WEST WING alum Allison Janney gets set to drop by the hit USA series.
• If you had 10.5 million dollars… you could own the iconic BEVERLY HILLS 90210 beach house.
• From the department of anything for a pay cheque, Courtney Thorne-Smith to follow up her critically derided turn on ACCORDING TO JIM with a multi-episode arc on ACCORDING TO JIM to TWO AND A HALF MEN.
• ‘Duh’ of the Week: Simon Cowell says Howard Stern not qualified to AMERICAN IDOL.

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  • Nick

    RE: Maggie Q

    I think I speak for everyone when I say, “Who?”

  • Krystal

    Is it wrong that I totally got the Allison Janney headline in this post? Besides the fact that when Rob Lowe does the “hip-hop gestures” it scarred my 15-year-old self?

  • TVFan

    Krystal, not wrong at all,

    LOVE (and miss) THE JACKAL oh so much.

  • Good for Simon. Not like he’ll have a say in whatever happens next season tho…

  • Josh Emerson

    Why do I get the feeling Simon sort of wants Idol to go down without him? How else can you explain him saying that Perez Hilton is any sort of a good fit for the show? I swear, I would absolutely never watch American Idol again if they were to add him. I cannot stand that douche.

  • Josh Emerson

    You get that feeling because it’s exactly what Simon wants to see happen. X FACTOR is his baby, it killed POP IDOL in Britain and will more than likely do the same to AMERICAN IDOL in America. I know I say this about shows a lot, but if God Forbid FOX gave Perez Hilton an even bigger microphone from which to spew his pointless drabble, me and IDOL are done.

    Krystal,
    It’s actually quite sad how much I miss THE WEST WING.