Demi Moore has been chosen to play feminist Gloria Steinem, joining Adam Brody, Eric Roberts, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, James Franco
... whew, we’re out of breath.
Oh yeah, andAmanda Seyfried
Steinem wrote a profile of Lovelace for Ms. magazine revealing how Lovelace was beaten and coerced into making pornographic movies.
The movie is currently shooting in Los Angeles.Meryl and Salma in spotlight
Two of our favorite actresses have scooped up new accolades in the new year. ...
Organizers of the Berlin Film Festival will give an honorary Golden Bear, the event’s top award, toMeryl Streep
on Valentine’s Day.
“Meryl Streep is a brilliant, versatile performer who moves with ease between dramatic and comedic roles,” says festival directorDieter Kosslick
She’ll be honored at a screening of her latest movie, “The Iron Lady.”
And, French PresidentNicolas Sarkozy has chosen Salma Hayek
to be knighted. She will receive her honor sometime in the next two months.
She joins Hollywood starsClint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Robert de Niro and Jerry Lewis
in receiving the Chevalier de Legion d’Honneur.
No sword comes with the title. Just a fancy pin.Just call her ‘Your excellency’
First ladyMichelle Obama
will guest star on an episode of Nickelodeon’s hit sitcom, “iCarly,” on Jan. 16.
Here’s the set-up: When Carly’s dad, an Air Force colonel, can’t make it home for her birthday, her friends set up a webcast so she can chat with him. The first lady shows up, with an army of Secret Service agents, to thank Carly’s friends for supporting military families.
Dancing and merriment ensues. And when one of Carly’s friends addresses the first lady as “your excellency,” Obama jokes, “I kind of like it.”Love lost, and found
In case you missed all the news about couplings and uncouplings over the busy holidays, here’s a quick roundup:
•Aretha Franklin is considering wearing Donna Karan, Valentino or Vera Wang when she marries her “forever friend” William “Willie” Wilkerson
. The two are considering a June or July wedding in Miami Beach with an exclusive reception aboard a private yacht. “And no, I’m not pregnant,” the Queen of Soul joked.
•Russell Brand filed for divorce from Katy Perry after 14 months. TMZ reported that Katy was worried about how her minister dad and mom, Keith and Mary Hudson
, would feel about the divorce, so she asked Russell to file the papers. Russell and Katy did not sign a prenup and since they live in California, their assets likely will be divided equally. Katy is worth an estimated $44 million; Russell an estimated $15 million.
•Steven Tyler is engaged to longtime girlfriend Erin Brady
. It will be the third marriage for the Aerosmith frontman and “American Idol” judge.
• Also from the “American Idol” family, Season 10 finalistJames Durbin married his longtime girlfriend Heidi Lowe in a New Year’s Eve ceremony in a chapel in the California redwood forest. Their 2-year-old son, Hunter
, was the ring bearer.
• Figure skating champJohnny Weir married his lawyer boyfriend Victor Voronov
on New Year’s Eve in New York, where gay marriage was legalized last summer. “I’m married! No more livin’ in sin,” Johnny tweeted.
•Jason Sudeikis and his new girlfriend, Olivia Wilde, showed up in Lawrence at last week at a KU basketball game. Photographers snagged a pic of Jason’s hot gal pal wearing a knitted KU cap. Paparazzi snapped more pics of the two enjoying the new year together around New York City, with Olivia wearing a blue KC ball cap.