DIED: Actress Kellie Waymire, 36, who made frequent TV appearances on "Six Feet Under" and "Friends," died at her Los Angeles home on Nov. 13 from a previously undetected medical condition, reports the Associated Press. Waymire's frequent TV appearances included a recurring role as Melissa the prostitute on "Six Feet Under," as well as spots on "Friends," "Ally McBeal," "Enterprise," "NYPD Blue" and others. She also had won critical praise for performances on Southern California regional stages.
QUOTED: "I've never played a mean-spirited person before, I'm always the good girl." -- Hollywood scion and former "Beverly Hills, 90210" costar Tori Spelling on having been signed to play Scrooge in an updated version of the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol." Spelling's twisted version, dubbed "A Carol Christmas," airs Dec. 7 on the Hallmark Channel, notes AP.
SHUTTERED: Borscht Belt comic Jackie Mason will be out of a job again once his new show, "Laughing Room Only," closes Nov. 30 after a mere 14 performances, the Associated Press reports. Mason is, as always, in good company: Veteran actors Mark Hamill, Polly Bergen, Ellen Burstyn and Farrah Fawcett have also recently seen quick closings of their own Broadway shows.
BOOKED: Some folks go home for the holidays -- but U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair is going Homer. The British chief will lend his voice and character to an episode of the "The Simpsons," in which the animated Blair will play host to Homer and his family. Other British guests on the episode -- dubbed "The Regina Monologues" -- will include "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling and actor Sir Ian McKellan.