Jim Carrey On Idol, Gnarls, Britney’s New ‘Do

As part of a nauseatingly comprehensive press push for the new thriller The Number 23, Jim Carrey is at present in the TRL studios, pimping his R rated movie to the tweeners in the studio and the after-school set at home. We’re watching ’cause … well we have no good reason. As awkward and Scientological as the funny man has been on recent interviews, he did offer up a few choice off-the-cuff nuggets.

On Michael Jackson’s rumored (and now officially denied) American Idol appearance:
Would be kinda fame deterrent, dontcha think? It’s like you get up there and go, (with frightened face) “I’m not sure I want this anymore.”
(In MJ falsetto): “I like your singing but your nose is too big.”

On his favorite video, Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”:
I love the ink blot kinda thing, stained thing kinda happening. It’s like a Rorschach test. I look at it and I think of like mommy with a ruler coming at me. (His elastic face sorta made this one.)

On Britney’s head shaving incident:
Hey, they freaked out when Bob Dylan went electric, right?

That’s the Brit quote of the day right there. When he’s not busy being “clear,” the guy can still deliver. Gonna see the new flick? We’re not. But hopefully he’ll have some thoughts on Spears going back to rehab.

UPDATE: Onward with the press push! Jim just put up a Celebrity Playlist. Guess how many songs he chose? A couple of our favorites after the jump.

The Cure – “Close To Me”
“This song makes me feel like I’m being held down and tickled.”

Nirvana – “Breed”
“One of my anthems. Put it on and imagine you’re pummeling your foe’s face into blood soup.”

White Stripes – “Fell In Love With A Girl”
Not too many originals out there, but Jack is one of ‘em. I like him so much that I never want to meet him.

Check the rest at iTunes.