News Nuggets: Tina Fey remembers fellow ‘SNL’ alum Jan Hooks

In a new red carpet interview, Golden Globes host Tina Fey honors the late “Saturday Night Live” star Jan Hooks, who died at age 57 this month. Fey cast Hooks as the mother of Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) a few years ago. She says, “Jan was so funny and the crew was so mesmerized. It made me sad when she passed and it made me mad at the time that how available she was. Jan should have had a bigger career. Jan deserved a big movie career, certainly as big as Rob Schneider. E! Online

ABC is bringing back the retired Barbara Walters to host her annual special about the “most fascinating people” of the year. The 2014 edition will air on December 14 featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler, Scarlett Johansson, Oprah Winfrey, and several others not yet revealed. Last year’s special featured former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the top overall choice. Hollywood Reporter

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A Florida mom forces Toys R Us to pull their “Breaking Bad” collectible dolls off the shelves. Susan Schrivjer (under the name Susan Myers) launched a petition to remove the dolls based on characters played by Emmy winners Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.  In her online response, she said, “While the show may be compelling viewing for adults, its violent content and celebration of the drug trade make this collection unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters.” USA Today

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Editor Anna Wintour provides a touching tribute to the “prince of fashion,” Oscar de la Renta, who died on Monday. She reflects on his personality as “optimistic, fun, sunny, romantic,” calling him “the most democratic man I knew and he would have lived happily and defined any era.” She also says, “He was happy dining with the rich and famous, for sure, but equally happy playing dominoes with his devoted staff.” Vogue

Emmy-nominated actress Natasha Lyonne (“Orange is the New Black“) will host the 10th annual Outfest Legacy Awards on November 12. Author Armistead Maupin (“Tales of the City”) will receive the Visionary Award. Double Oscar winner Hilary Swank will pick up the Trailblazer Award. Levi Strauss & Co. is slated for the Guardian Award. Thompson on Hollywood

Voting is officially underway for the 2015 People’s Choice Awards. Fans can now vote online for their favorites in a total of 54 film, television, and music categories. Five nominees in each category will be announced on November 4. The live ceremony will once again air on CBS on January 7. PCA

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