Friday, December 10, 2010
The Trivial Pursuit: December 10th Edition
Lee Daniels, the man who directed last year's remarkably unpleasant Precious, has been reported by Deadline as being attached to remake Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria. This is, without a doubt, a gigantic, critical error. Here's an idea: come up with a new story about prostitutes. Cabiria already became Sweet Charity, and honestly, that's the only incarnation we need. No, Lee Daniels. You're not ready yet. Walk away.
RIP: Elizabeth Edwards, best-selling author and wife of troubled former presidential candidate John Edwards, passed away on Tuesday morning at age 61. Edwards had, as many are aware, been battling breast cancer since 2004. [via Reuters]
Bawdy director John Waters met teen dream Justin Bieber backstage at the UK's The Graham Norton Show. The only reason this is relevant is because apparently the Biebs was a big fan of Waters' trademark pencil-thin mustache. He is quoted as saying exactly this: "Your 'stache is the jam." Later, the Biebs was seen out and about with a drawn-on homage to the Waters 'stache, which I personally think considerably more awesome. Like Kermit the Frog in Muppets Take Manhattan trying to ingratiate himself into Sardi's. [via Baltimore Sun, of course]
There's a rumor going around that Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are secretly getting married this weekend. The pair already have a child together and have been an item for a couple years, so, I mean, I'm sure if this is true they have at least one ecstatic relative, right?
Katy Perry, who can't see far enough into the future to understand that this will be detrimental to her own personal brand (pun half intended), is actually in the process of having her name changed post-nuptials to comedian/crazy person Russell Brand. That's right, soon you may have to change the iTunes listing for that secret copy of "Teenage Dream" you keep. I get that they're married and in love and all, but Katy...if you're famous under one stage name, don't mess with it. [via HuffPo]
Soul legend Aretha Franklin has been diagnosed with what The Enquirer cites as "incurable pancreatic cancer," whether this last part is true or not, you should be sad. So, be sad. [via Jezebel]
Emma Stone has gone blonde for the role of Gwen Stacy in the Spider-Man reboot. If we're judging based solely on a compare/contrast of these images, then, um yeah, they're doing it right.