Scoop: NBC schedule leaves Conan’s future hazy 

With NBC announcing that new and veteran dramas and a Jerry Seinfeld-produced comedy will take over prime-time space soon to be vacated by Jay Leno, the question of Conan O’Brien’s future remains.

NBC announced Thursday that the drama “Parenthood” and the relocated “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” — how’s that for innovation? — will fill some slots, while others will go to the comedy panel series “The Marriage Ref” from Seinfeld and “Dateline NBC.”

The new lineup will debut after Winter Olympics coverage, which runs Feb. 12-28.

NBC’s plan to make way for Leno’s return to late-night TV by bumping Conan and “Tonight” to midnight has not been resolved, but People magazine reports that Conan wants Jan. 22 to be his last “Tonight Show,” and that Tom Hanks is slated to appear next week. 

Meanwhile, the New York Daily News says that Mrs. Fields has officially offered the funnyman a job working at any of the cookie company’s stores.

“At the age of 22, Conan applied for a job at Mrs. Fields, but sadly never received a call back,” John Lauck, president of Mrs. Fields, told the Daily News.

 

Heidi: Plastic Parts

Heidi Montag’s new album, “Superficial,” is apparently an apt description of her. The camera-hungry “Hills” star says she’s fixated on her appearance and is “beyond obsessed” with plastic surgery, once even getting 10 procedures in a day.

The California blonde famously went public a few years back about having her nose altered and her breasts enlarged, but it seems that was just the beginning.

“For the past three years, I’ve thought about what to have done,” she told People magazine.

Procedures she’s undergone range from a brow lift to a buttocks augmentation, and practically everything in between: a chin reduction, liposuction, fat injections in her cheeks, and on and on.

What we don’t understand is how Heidi finds the time to recover from all these surgeries. When has she ever spent a day under wraps without being photographed?

 

A-Rod: Cheater?

Alex Rodriguez has been spending quality time with a new woman since splitting up with Kate Hudson. But was he seeing her even when he was with Kate? A report in In Touch magazine claims the Yankees slugger cheated on the “Almost Famous” star with buff blond beauty Elaine Spottswood.

“Elaine and Alex have been romantic for a few months, since before he and Kate ended their relationship,” an insider told the tabloid, claiming the romance started in November. The baseball star is even said to have texted his on-the-sly gal pal in front of Kate.

“Kate is devastated and feels stupid,” a friend of the actress says. “She thought that she and Alex were moving toward marriage, and all the while he was not taking the relationship as seriously as she was. She never would have imagined he would cheat on her.”

Really? Guess she was out of town when his divorce went down.

 

Katy: No Baby

Well, Katy Perry isn’t pregnant — and she was as blunt in tweeting about it as she was coy in hinting that she may be expecting. The “I Kissed a Girl” singer, recently engaged to Russell Brand, announced to her Twitter followers Wednesday that she had her period — and elaborated for emphasis, “THAT’S RIGHT I’M BLEEDING. Face.” Uh, thanks for that.

But she and the “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star may be trying for a baby: “Better luck next month peepz.”

Is she talking about herself conceiving, or us gossip-mongers guessing right?

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at kitty@media-darling.com.

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