Newsmakers: Tobey Maguire, Rosie O'Donnell, Alec Baldwin

Q&A: Tobey Maguire
Ready or not, here comes "Spider-Man 3." Is this the end? Tobey Maguire tells Nicki Gostin.

Have you started filming "Spider-Man 4" yet?
I have not.

Is that in the works?
Well, it's in the works for the studio but for me, I'll look at it at a later date.

So are you hanging up your tights?
I'm being completely noncommittal in any direction.

In "Spidey 3" you have a nasty alter ego who wears black eyeliner.
Yeah, there is kind of a Goth look to him. The darkness is oozing out of him. He's also got the nerdy version of a cool swagger.

Were you cool or nerdy as a kid?
I had moments of all of that.

What does that mean?
Honestly, I had moments when I felt like an outsider wanting to get inside and moments when I felt like I was on the inside.

Did you feel like an insider when you did that guest spot on "Blossom"?
I was so excited. I had one line and my back was to the camera. Blossom's dad was away and she threw a party and I came out of this back room and I said, "Does anybody need anything?" The big payoff joke line was, "Yeah, get me a turtleneck," and then I walked off camera and I couldn't have been more thrilled.

Did you score with the ladies the week it aired?
Well, I would have had to prove it was me.

Were you jealous when your friend Leonardo DiCaprio was on "Growing Pains"?
No, I was excited. I have this with a lot of my friends; it only feels like we're sharing in each other's successes.

But that's because you're both successful.
I completely understand what you're saying.

You've been going to heaps of Spidey premieres and you shake lots of hands. Do you carry around Purell?
No, I do wash my hands at some point. I'm not racing to wash my hands but I get to.

I'm glad to hear you're hygienic.

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An Ode to O'Donnell
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Mark your calendar for May 18. Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger both have movies opening that day—she's in the gambling flick "Even Money," he's in the indie film "Brooklyn Rules." Which drama do you think will get the most attention? We're putting our money on their domestic one.

Still Watching Sanjaya
He's gone—or is he? Since he left "American Idol," we've seen even more of Sanjaya: "Regis and Kelly," "Letterman," "Leno," "Jimmy Kimmel," and Nickelodeon's slime salute. Even "Idol" took him back, putting him in the audience and on camera. Shameless.

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