Celebritology Weekend: Lindsay Lohan to play Linda Lovelace after all
The three celeb-centric stories you need to know about this weekend...
Update: Remember a couple of weeks back when we told you Lindsay Lohan would not be, as rumored, playing "Deep Throat" star Linda Lovelace in an upcoming biopic? Well, turns out she has indeed signed on to play the ‘70s porn goddess after all, just with a different production (there are at least two in the works). Producer Wali Razaqi confirmed to us that Lohan is indeed attached to his project, “Inferno,” and, as reported in the L.A. Times earlier this week, we'll learn more casting details (Bill Pullman is rumored in the role of Hugh Hefner) at the Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off next week.
Hunky Robert Pattinson (that’s R-Patz to your 13-year-old "Twilight"-obsessed daughter) has joined the ranks of celebs immortalized in comic book form. Prolific comic book purveyor Bluewater Productions has announced plans for a short Pattinson bio-comic as part of its “Fame” series of titles, which has already given Ellen DeGeneres, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and fellow “Twilight” alum Kristen Stewart the graphic novel-style treatment. From the press release: “This [comic] uses an ambrosial, sensory approach to deconstruct each of Robert Pattinson's roles.” Um, okayyyy.. The edition is expected to hit shelves on May 26. You know, just in time for Father’s Day shopping.
Not to be outdone, former “Baywatch” babe (and recently ousted “Dancing with the Stars” contestant) Pamela Anderson is the subject of a shiny new bronze sculpture by British artist Marc Quinn. The life-sized sculpture depicts two bikini-clad Andersons, complete with barbed-wire tattoos, as conjoined twins. The work is part of Quinn’s exhibit exploring the public’s obsession with people who have transformed their image. And, yes, it is offered for sale. We weren’t able to get a quote for the Anderson piece, but prices in Quinn’s exhibit (it also features two Michael Jackson busts – one with a black face and another white) range from $73,000 to more than $500,000.
Buzziest Celebs of the week: Based on our weekly poll of Celebritology readers, these are the three top celebs in the news for the week of May 2 - 8:
1. Bret Michaels – The reality show star/former hair band frontman is home from the hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage and tells People he plans to “continue to rock the world.”
2. Betty White – Expectations are high for the 88-year-old comedienne's SNL hosting gig.
3. David Boreanaz – No "Bones" about it, the guy is a cheater. Earlier this week, he outed himself before an alleged mistress could leak a story to the press.
Pop Culture pick
Leave it to J.J. Abrams to steal some of the "Iron Man 2" thunder. The trailer for "Super 8," his upcoming sci-fi shocker/homage to Steven Spielberg, is screening in theaters this weekend, ahead of that little Robert Downey, Jr. flick. And already the blogosphere is in a frenzy, picking apart said film clip (which, naturally, leaked online roughly five seconds after "Iron Man 2" opened) and trying to make sense of a viral campaign launched on the Web site scariestthingieversaw.com. All we can say is thank you, J.J., for sending us down a new rabbit hole that has, briefly, distracted us from our end-of-"Lost" grief.
You Said It: A selection of notable reader comments from the past week...
"Jake Gyllenhaal wants to be taken 'less seriously'." Three Words, Jake: "PRINCE OF PERSIA." -- Byoolin1
"Sienna Miller moves back in with Jude Law" -- In the main house or in the nanny's quarters? -- yellojkt
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| May 8, 2010; 6:47 AM ET
Categories: Celebritology Weekend | Tags: Ellen DeGeneres, Lindsay Lohan, Michael Jackson, Robert Downey, Robert Pattinson, Steven Spielberg
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