Morning Meme: Megan Mullally Is In For “Party Down” Movie, Fox Says No “Glee” Spin Off, and Mo Rocca Investigates College Football Fashion

Megan Mullally has confirmed that the Party Down movie is a go, and that she will be a part of it when it starts shooting late spring. The entire cast is expected back with the possibleMegan Mullally exception of Jane Lynch.

At the winter TCAs, Fox confirmed that while the seniors are graduating on Glee, there will not be a spin-off, and all the characters will be returning next year. “There will not be a Glee spinoff,” Reilly continued, “but those characters will graduate and it’s led to a very interesting idea that I think is going to really give us something cool to dig into next season.”

The same briefing finally officially stuck a stake in the heart of Allen Gregory.

Plus, Fox is starting up a digital department similar to Adult Swim, staffed by former Adult Swim executives, to create adult animated content for their late-night Saturday block that previously held Spike Feresten and Wanda Sykes.

Brad Pitt appeared at the Palm Springs Film Festival sporting a fashionable cane, which he’s stuck with for a while. He said he was carrying his daughter up a hill and fell, and could only protect himself or her, and she takes priority.

Beyonce Jay-ZIt’s not just the government in the United States that spends money wildly. Canada has a doozy of a list, including paying consultants $90,000/day to tell them how to save money.

Hold everything: Beyonce gave birth to Blue Ivy Carter over the weekend. This is hip-hop royalty.

In the New Hampshire debates, while discussing GLBT rights, Newt Gingrich went off on a rant about the anti-Christian bias in America and how the media doesn’t report it. The crowd went nuts. I’m yet to see how the vast majority of the population, which wields enormous financial and political power while enjoying huge government subsidies can complain about bias. And Newt’s story that Catholic Charities was force to shut down because of marriage equality is a blatant lie. They were just told if they wanted tax dollars to do the work they had to treat everyone equally. If they wanted to fund it themselves, they were welcome to discriminate.

JusticeGH tips us to Kirstie Alley’s new dancing workout routine. She is going to have a different partner for each video, with John Travolta and Jonathan Knight announced.

Chelsea Lately is upgrading its real estate. The show is going to move into the state of the art sound stage that NBC built for Conan O’Brien when he briefly took over The Tonight Show.

Katy Perry has spoken up for the first time since news of her divorce from Russell Brand broke, and she’s not happy about all the tabloids quoting “sources” about her life. “Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, “close sources” or my family.” Which is oddly refreshing.

If you have $2.95 million you can buy the Jamesburg Earth Station in Carmel Valley. It comes with 160 acres of land, has a 20,000 square foot facility, helipad, can take a 5 megaton nuclear blast, and comes with an antenna that can broadcast just about anything anywhere.

Weekend, which we loved, has won the Golden Tomato for the best-reviewed romance film of 2011. Beginners came in third.Weekend

MSNBC has put Pat Buchanan on indefinite suspension as long as he’s promoting Suicide Of A Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? Now if they’d just go ahead and fire the old crank.

Disney has picked Robert Stromberg to direct Maleficent, which is still planned as a starring vehicle for Angelina Jolie. Stromberg has never directed before, but was the production designer for Avatar and Alice In Wonderland.

Australia and New Zealand are famously accommodating and friendly, and now we may know why. They top the list worldwide for consumption of weed and amphetamines.

The Jane Doe suing IMDb for revealing her age has released her name in order to continue litigation as ordered. Huong Hoang, whose stage name is Junie Hoang, is 40, but lists herself as able to play 26-33 years old. At issue is if IMDb obtained her age from her signing up to their IMDb Pro service as opposed to public records.

Rooney MaraVuzix has developed a reasonably attractive set of shades that contain a fully functional display overlay that can be driven by a smartphone. I want these because of reasons.

Despite a mediocre opening, Sony has announced plans to go ahead with the Dragon Tattoo sequels. David Fincher isn’t yet on board.

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