–Major fistpump! Pauly D, the perfectly coiffed guido from MTV's Jersey Shore, has inked a deal with Britney Spears' former manager, Larry Rudolph. The Rhode Island native and his Shore castmates will say goodbye to Seaside Heights on tomorrow's finale. [Just Jared]
–At least Katharine McPhee's honest about her dedication to her Chihuahuas pups. The Idol alum, whose new album, Unbroken, dropped this month, admits she's "codependent" on her little pals. One McPhee family member feeling the squeeze? The singer's cat! "She's the reject of the family," McPhee says. "One time I brought the cat in the car and she peed in it. I had to get rid of the car. That wasn't so great." [PopEater]
–He may be one of TV's hottest hunks, but Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford says he's not necessarily looking for love right now. "I'm 24 [and] in New York City, so I'm not exactly coming home every night plucking the violin strings. But when it happens, it happens," Crawford reveals in Glamour's February issue. [Just Jared]
–What's your name again?! Actress Elizabeth Banks had a run-in with Chris Rock at an event this week, only to find that the comic had her confused with Chelsea Lately talk show host Chelsea Handler. "Saw Chris Rock last night," the Zack and Miri Make a Porno star Tweeted. "He said, "Hey, Chelsea Handler!" We've met before. I'm 98.65% positive he was not kidding. I didn't correct him." [Huffington Post]
–Remember him? Miley Cyrus' ex-boyfriend, Justin Gaston, is set to appear on American Idol creator Simon Fuller's new Web reality series, If I Can Dream, about five wannabe actors, musicians and models trying to make a name for themselves in Los Angeles with the help of celebrity mentors. [Perez Hilton]
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