Newsmakers: Lauren Graham, Paris Hilton, Britney spears

Last week the CW network canceled its motormouth dramedy "The Gilmore Girls." Lauren Graham, who has played Lorelai for all seven years, spoke to Nicki Gostin.

Are you very upset?

What do you mean, no?
I think it's the best decision for the show. One of the things Alexis [Bledel, her costar] and I wished could be different was the schedule, and it really can't be.

Who wanted to break up more? You or Alexis?
I think we both had our moments. It's a hard show to do.

Have you dropped off your résumé at IHOP?
I need to get a couple of letters of recommendation.

Seriously, now are you going to be like, "Guys, I'm not picking up lunch for everyone?"
I did say to my agent, "Wait, do I have to fly coach now?" That's the one thing I really don't want to do.

At least you've got your "Evan Almighty" paycheck. Tell me: Steve Carell—not really funny, right?
Not funny, not charming. No, he's truly delightful and really smart.

"Evan" is sort of a Noah's Ark movie. Did you act opposite a lot of animals?
I was up close and personal with llamas, elephants, camels—camels are the smelliest, in case you were wondering. I was most impressed by the birds because I can't get my dog to do a lot of stuff, but these birds would fetch and carry like you've never seen.

You know what happened to Noah after the flood? He got drunk and exposed himself to his sons.
Now you've given away the ending of our movie.

You know a few years ago NEWSWEEK did a piece on how you and some other actors were the kiss of death for sitcoms.
Yes, I know. Thank you so much for that.

I didn't write it!
I remember I was on the beach and a friend was like, "You're in NEWSWEEK! Ohh."

Paris's New Reality Show: Jail
Paris Hilton looks fabulous in black, but how about black-and-white stripes? Hilton was sentenced to 45 days in jail last week for violating her probation on a previous DUI-related conviction. In February, police pulled over Hilton on Sunset Boulevard, driving at a "high rate of speed" with a suspended license. In court, Hilton said she didn't know her license was suspended. "I'm sorry, and I did not do it on purpose at all," she told the judge. But, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office, Hilton had been notified twice of the suspension by police and sent a notice by the DMV. "We had a very strong case," says spokesman Frank Mateljan. Paris heads to jail June 5. That gives her a few weeks to call Martha Stewart for survival tips.

One More Hit for Britney?
A fan named Sarita writes this on Britney Spears's Web site: "You are stronger than yesterday!!!!!!!!!!" Those are lyrics from Spears's 2000 song "Stronger," but they're especially fitting now. After three "surprise" mini concerts last week in California, it's clear that the queen of pop music wants her crown back. The question is, will listeners let her wear it again? Britney stopped recording new music four years ago, but she never really left—the divorce, the shaved head, the rehab. Her next album, due out later this year, will show us if she's the next Mariah—or an over-the-hill mom. "It's going to be heat, man," says producer Sean Garrett, who's already recorded five songs with her. "It's 'Toxic' times 10." Does that equal detox?

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