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That will give J.J. Abrams something to do when Undercovers is canceled "The Peacock has already decided: It wants more J.J. Abrams! The network has landed the rights to the new Michael Emerson-Terry O'Quinn show from Abrams' Bad Robot that Vulture told you about Monday. NBC got the project despite strong interest from ABC and Fox, both of which were intrigued by the idea of Ben Linus and John Locke's alter-egos teaming up again. NBC has made a pilot commitment to the show, which had been known as Odd Jobs but is now technically untitled. The fine print: Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Alias) are writers/exec producers, while Abrams and Bryan Burk are also exec producers. With Fox and CBS already developing new Abrams shows, we're hoping the Bad Robot has one more series up its sleeve so that the folks at ABC aren't left feeling lonely." Vulture.
Jon Hamm talks about depression "He now plays the dapper, suave Don Draper in Mad Men, so it's hard to picture Jon Hamm battling chronic depression, relying on antidepressants and therapy to beat the illness. But that's just what he did. Hamm, 38, reveals to the U.K. magazine The Observer how he was hit hard with the death of his father at the age of 20. "I was ... unmoored by that. I struggled with chronic depression. I was in bad shape," he says. Hamm's mother had died of stomach cancer when he was only 10, and he went to live with his father. His parents had divorced when he was just a toddler. He has told Vanity Fair that his character Don Draper is partly inspired by his father. The actor, currently a hit in Ben Affleck's movie The Town, says work also helped him recover: "I knew I had to get back in school and back in some kind of structured environment and ... continue." People.
So is Mara injured or what? Cinematical doesn't seem to think so: "Word arrived this morning via a Swedish website that Rooney Mara was "severely injured" on the set of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', and that production on the film was shut down indefinitely. The report claimed Mara injured her shoulder while filming and that she was rushed to the hospital from the set. Well, from what we've just learned, it appears the new Lisbeth Salandar is just fine. Cinematical reached out to Sony regarding the matter, and they're claiming the story is not true at all. So relax, take a breath and go about your daily business knowing Ms. Mara is still equipped to film what's easily shaping up to be one of the most anticipated films of 2011."
We'll see about that "Will having Jenny on the block drag down the neighborhood? No way, says Jennifer Lopez, who laughed off reports of outrageous diva-like demands during negotiations to become a new judge on American Idol. "After as many years as I've been in this business, I'm used to that kind of stuff," Lopez said Wednesday at an Idol press conference in Inglewood, Calif. "I'm used to speculation." If anything, Lopez says, she felt she was dragging FOX into negative headlines. "I was calming the FOX people down," she explained. "I was like, 'Listen, it'll be gone tomorrow. Once they hear who we are and what we're doing, it's going to be fine. Don't worry about it.' I was just looking forward to getting started." Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe even poked fun at her reputation. "I said to Jennifer today, we heard that she only likes yellow M&Ms," he said. "I'm thinking, 'Who's going to pick them all out for her?' She said, 'No, where did that come from?'" People.