Beyoncé To Remake A Star Is Born

  • Even though sometimes remakes seem like cop-outs, the Clint Eastwood-directed A Star Is Born starring Beyoncé could actually be awesome.

As you may know, the plot of the story involves a love affair between an alcoholic celebrity on the way down, and a young female artist on the rise. Who would you like to see as the downward-spiralling dude, played in the past by Kris Kristofferson and James Mason? The piece at the link mentions Will Smith, Diddy, Eddie Murphy, Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Hamm; personally, I vote for Javier Bardem or Benicio del Toro. [Deadline Hollywood]

  • Going by the sketch at the link, Britney Spears's look for her "Hold It Against Me" video involves some kind of mullet dress and ridiculously long legs. [X17]
  • Jennifer Aniston's friends are worried that she is a boozehound who needs rehab. She's been drowning her lonely lonely sorrows in hooch! An insider says Jen gets sloppy drunk um, all the time: "She starts slurring, then she gets emotional and starts reminiscing about losing Brad. And finally she ends up trashing Angelina." As always, consider the source on this! [National Enquirer via Celebitchy]
  • Sources close to Sandra Bullock say that she was given a heads up re: Jesse James's engagement. Apparently she does not give one shit and her priority is Louis. [Pop Eater]
  • Kat Von D's new bauble is a four-carat-plus platinum and diamond ring from Neil Lane's archival collection. Very unique, vintage-y design. [People]
  • "The fired Betty Ford worker who accused Lindsay Lohan of criminal battery secretly cut a $25,000 deal with the Hollywood actress' camp after refusing to testify against her." [Radar Online]
  • Eva Longoria and Kate Beckinsale are planning Victoria Beckham's baby shower, so expect a shimmery, lavish, high-heel worthy affair with tea and cake. [This Is London]
  • Mega superstars Prince and Madonna are no longer feuding! The planets have aligned! Prepared to be showered with purple rain and gym memberships! [Us Magazine]
  • Newly single Macaulay Culkin was spotted leaving The Bagdad Live Sex Club in Barcelona with Spanish porn star Irene Lopez; whether they hooked up or he went Home Alone is anyone's guess. [The Superficial]
  • Pretty Wild star Alexis Neiers left rehab to show up in court and plead not guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a smoking device. She was arrested recently when cops found black tar heroin in her house. [TMZ]
  • JWoww's lawyer says of the images her ex is trying to release: "I saw a post of his describing the pictures, and that's not the whole story-trust me. The pictures are a lot more graphic than that. They're not what he's making them out to be." [Fox 411]
  • FYI, the fourth season of Jersey Shore will start filming in May. Whatever happened with that Korean version? We need some new abs. [Hollywood Life]
  • You will find this simply shocking, but Justin Bieber's new album will be Timberlake-esque. [Digital Spy]
  • Whoa! Jim Carrey is dating Anchai from America's Next Top Model! [Radar Online]
  • Tamera Mowry: Engaged. [People]
  • Eric Benet: Engaged. [Us Magazine]
  • Kim Kardashian could be next! Her rumored boyfriend is rumored to be shopping for rings! Rumored engagement? [Page Six]
  • Sacha Baron Coen will play Saddam Hussein in an upcoming film. [Pop Eater]
  • Meh, I only skimmed the text of the interview with Rihanna's formerly crack-addicted father, but the pix of RiRi as a youngster are cute. [The Sun]
  • There's a Twilight convention this weekend! Guess who will be participating? Your buddy BooBoo Stewart! [Just Jared Jr.]
  • Angry Birds is going to be a movie? WTF. And where is Fruit Ninja in all this?[CNN]
  • Q: What has been your most important role, and how has the experience changed you? Michelle Williams: Mother. Somebody once told me that being a parent is like dying and being reborn, which sounds drastic, but I understood what she meant. It's the thing that's most important to me. If I don't get that right, then nothing else really matters. I feel reborn as a human being in every way. There's not a part of my life that it hasn't touched. [Time]
  • "I did Your Highness and then Black Swan and then Thor and then No Strings. So it was really interesting. I feel bad for boring people with my face for a while." — Natalie Portman is in a bunch of movies all in a row this year, and explains: You have heard that the apocalypse is coming, right? 2012. The Mayan calendar. I thought that I would get it all in right before. It was a great opportunity to get to do a lot of different things in a year." [Contact Music]
  • "People would be surprised as to the lack of experiences I've had. When I was 12 or 13 I had my first boyfriend, and he was my boyfriend until I was 17. At that age, that was a long time. I've always been very loyal and a little more mature. Though I was too young for it to really be a boyfriend — we didn't live together, we didn't, you know...That was my only experience with a guy, and since then I've only had one other boyfriend in my life — Jay." — Beyoncé. [Contact Music]
  • "OMG I'm a New York Times Best Selling Author!!! Thank you so much to my fans, family and everyone who made this possible! LOVE YOU ALL !!" — Snooki. [Twitter]