English actor Hugh Laurie, better known to fans of “House” as Dr. Gregory House, happily signed autographs after his sold-out show Wednesday at the Wilbur, where he played a set of New Orleans jazz with the Copper Bottom Band. (An accomplished musician, Laurie (inset) plays piano, guitar, drums, harmonica, and saxophone.) He was met at the stage door by a few dozen fans. . . . Comedian Bill Cosby will preside over the coin toss at Saturday’s UMass football game at Gillette Stadium. Yes, the Cos went to Temple as an undergrad, but he received a master’s and a doctorate from UMass. The title of his dissertation? “An Integration of the Visual Media Via ‘Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids’ Into the Elementary School Curriculum as a Teaching Aid and Vehicle to Achieve Increased Learning.” . . . “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” singer Charlie Daniels, who plays Indian Ranch in Webster Saturday, dined at Legal Sea Foods in Framingham Wednesday. . . . TMZ this week posted a pic of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler at a clothing-optional beach in Maui, and we’re pleased to report that the former “American Idol” judge was mostly covered up, keeping his pair of women’s palazzo pants on. . . . Sandra Bullock dined at Bricco Thursday night.