Lady Gaga Gets The Go-Ahead To Star In Improbable Amy Winehouse Biopic

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Possible jokes may fall under the too-soon category, but the bizarre nature of this story alone should hold your attention: Amy Winehouse‘s dad Mitch says Lady Gaga‘s interested in playing his daughter in a biopic. Having a yarn with her parents at Tony Bennett‘s birthday, Mitch adds that he’s all for the frankly odd casting choice. “I have heard that Lady Gaga is keen to play Amy in a film,” he said. “I don’t know what her English accent is like but it’s not just an English accent she would have to perfect – it’s an English-Cockney-Jewish accent so she better start practising now. But she would be great.” [Mirror]
Speaking of Gaga‘s parents, apparently they like to get vocal in an array of situations. [The Sun]
And now Tony Bennett has been pulled into the family’s naked fold, with the sketch he did of the naked singer being auctioned off for charity.

It isn’t the first time that Diddy has been accused of playing around with Cameron Diaz — despite his on/off thing with Cassie Ventura — but this is the first time that there’s talk about official, public tongue-in-mouth action, specifically at NYC’s Dream Downtown Hotel on Saturday night. “They were kissing and making out,” said the unnamed and unverifiable source, who added that they were also “very affectionate” on the dance floor. It’d be a pretty hot pairing if it is indeed true. [NYDN]

Notebook director Nick Cassavetes has amazing instincts but questionable taste after casting Ryan Gosling in the film because he was an ugly nerd – I may be paraphrasing. “The director, Nick Cassavetes, called me to meet him at his house,” said Ryan. “When I got there, he was standing in his back yard, and he looked at me and said, ‘I want you to play this role because you’re not like the other young actors out there in Hollywood. You’re not handsome, you’re not cool, you’re just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts.” [US]
Ryan‘s been opening up about a string of old-school things of late, like how he used to bring knives to, well, school. [NYDN]

Jennifer Hudson is coming down hard on Joy Behar, after The View panelyellerist said she was a size zero. “I got crucified by I don’t know how many people who cussed me out because they said I’m putting out the wrong message and telling people to be a size zero,” she said. “I got called every name under the sun and was told, ‘You should be ashamed of yourself for talking about being that size.’ Well, honey, when I do say I’m that size, then give me that speech. I never said that.” [People]

You might ask yourself why anyone would turn up to the soccer game of the son born out of the marriage you broke, knowing full well that the ex-wife would be there? But, lucky for us, and The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills producers, LeAnn Rimes and the hot but gross Eddie Cibrian thought it’d be a power move – adding an extra touch of class by getting PDA-ish in front of Brandi Glanville. Amazingly awkward. FYI: Team Glanville all the way. [US]

  • Maxim is one step up from truck stop porn, so when decent talent like SNL‘s Abby Elliott disrobe for the magazine brains understandably short circuit. At least there are no fingers in mouths. [People]
  • Leighton Meester‘s mom has finally backed down about grabbing a piece of her daughter’s Gossip Girl pie. [E!]
  • Sara Gilbert got a touch embarrassed when her sister Melissa came on her show and told everyone how much of closet case she used to be. [People]
  • In move that would have been genuinely exciting in the mid-’90s, Hugo Boss is giving someone the chance to shop with Chloë Sevigny today. [Page Six]
  • Age gap debaters prepare to draw swords, now that Katie Couric and her 17-years younger boyfriend are splitsville. [Page Six]
  • Is it just us, or is it kind of weird that Sinead O’Conner‘s new husband is an addiction specialist who responded to a blog she saying she was “sex-starved” and in need of a man? [Daily Mail]
  • Brooke Mueller has opted for outpatient rehab in order to be close to her kids and the many fine clubs in her area. [NYDN]
  • American Airlines threatens to punish us all for Alec Baldwin‘s outburst by banning 30 Rock from their inflight entertainment list. [E!]
  • Dreams and nightmares are simultaneously created with Mike Myers talking of a possible Austin Powers musical. [Page Six]
  • Diablo Cody says Chelsea Handler isn’t the drunk bitch she makes herself out to be. [Page Six]
  • Being single is actually pretty cool and something every woman should try, says Charlize Theron. [Mirror]
  • Julianne Moore‘s response to whether she’s gained a newfound respect for Sarah Palin after researching her for a role: no. [Page Six]
  • It’s a dark day when you agree with Marc Anthony, who says that he doesn’t want his kids being driven around by Jennifer Lopez‘s drag racing boyfriend Casper Smart. [Radar]
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