During the first season of 30 Rock, Alec Baldwin’s character, Jack Donaghy, claimed to be dating a “high-ranking African-American member of the Bush administration,” who just so happened to be former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice. Well, Condi finally made an appearance on Rock to pick a bone with her ex-boyfriend, which meant establishing once and for all that her piano skills put Donaghy’s flute skills to shame.
Among Donaghy’s transgressions during their relationship: Calling Condi’s favorite movie, Mars Attacks!, “lame” and breaking up with her via text message.
● Brad Pitt (dressed as Lance Rock of Yo Gabba Gabba) and Angelina Jolie (zombie) took Maddox, Zahara, and Shiloh for some Halloween fun in L.A on Saturday. [Radar] ● Edward Norton was one of many that participated in the New York City Marathon yesterday, finishing in 3 hours, 48 minutes, and 1 second; he was running to raise awareness for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. [E!] ● Elton John’s tour with Billy Joel is being put off after John contracted a case of E. coli and has been ordered by doctors not to perform. [CBC]
● Scott Foley will be Courtney Cox’s latest prey on ABC’s Cougar Town. [EW] ● Thandie Newton thought Oliver Stone was crazy when he cast her as Condoleezza Rice in his film W, and now the former Secretary of State is signed to the same talent agency (William Morris) as Newton. [DailyMail] ● Roman Polanski is still trying to get out of jail, this time offering to post a serious amount of cash for bail. Well, it’s not like he’s a flight risk or anything. [TMZ]