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Stargazing | Demi Moore as Gloria Steinem; Streep and Hayek honored

Demi channels a feminist

Is there anyone in Hollywood who

hasn’t

been cast in the upcoming

Linda Lovelace

biopic?

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, and

Amanda Seyfried

plays Lovelace.

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, to

Meryl Streep

on Valentine’s Day.

“Meryl Streep is a brilliant, versatile performer who moves with ease between dramatic and comedic roles,” says festival director

Dieter Kosslick

.

She’ll be honored at a screening of her latest movie, “The Iron Lady.”

And, French President

Nicolas Sarkozy

has chosen

Salma Hayek

to be knighted. She will receive her honor sometime in the next two months.

She joins Hollywood stars

Clint 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 lady

Michelle 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 finalist

James 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 champ

Johnny 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.

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