“SNL” alum Jan Hooks dies at 57
Hooks, a Groundlings vet who starred on “Saturday Night Live” from 1986 to 1991, died Thursday of a serious illness, TMZ reports. Hooks was an Alamo tour guide on “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” cast, a star of "Designing Women" and also played Jenna Maroney’s mom on “30 Rock.” PLUS: Watch Hooks sing to a monkey on “SNL."

Lori Petty will have a “major arc” on Season 3 of “OITNB”
Petty spoke recently about filming on the 3rd season at Litchfield.

Former MTV “Bully Beatdown” host is live-tweeting his standoff with police
MMA artist Jason “Mayhem” Miller, who has a warrant out for his arrest, is barricaded in his Mission Viejo home. He’s being accused of domestic violence and stalking.

Syfy’s “12 Monkeys” gets a premiere date
The drama based on the 1995 Bruce Willis-Brad Pitt film will debut on Jan. 16.

Norman Weiss has been doing TV Tattle since the week "Freaks and Geeks" was canceled. He is a Hollywood outsider who was born and raised in Hollywood. "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" are broadcast 2 blocks from his high school.