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Posted at 7:50 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Michael Douglas to be treated for throat tumor; Angelina Jolie to play Marilyn Monroe?

By Jen Chaney

Michael Douglas, optimistic about tumor treatment. (AP)

Tuesday

Celebrity Beat: Michael Douglas will undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatment after discovery of a tumor in his throat; actor "very optimistic" about making a full recovery... Justin Bieber tweets the cellphone number of a fan who would not stop texting him, forcing Michigan teen to change numbers... Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson photographed publicly kissing in Montreal, giving the grainy Web images of something that can be seen quite clearly in any of the "Twilight" movies... Oprah Winfrey cuts vacation short after death of companion Stedman Graham's mother... Patricia Arquette seeks custody of daughter in divorce from Thomas Jane... Rep for Kat Von D insists that the "LA Ink" star and Jesse James are just friends, despite sighting of them having cozy dinner in Vegas... Zsa Zsa Gabor refuses additional treatment, decides to spend final days at home... "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Danielle Staub is likely leaving show at end of Season 2.

Pop Culture: Angelina Jolie rumored to be playing Marilyn Monroe in movie about the actress's life, as told from the perspective of Monroe's dog, with George Clooney in the role of Frank Sinatra... Oliver Platt joins cast of "X-Men: First Class"... Hugh Jackman drops out of movie "Avon Man"... A glimpse of new photos from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

Video: MTV Video Music Awards promo makes Justin Bieber look Beatles-esque (but did Paul McCartney ever tweet a kid's phone number and force him to cancel his cell account?)

By Jen Chaney  | August 17, 2010; 7:50 AM ET
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Comments

I'm mostly annoyed at all the coverage of Justin Bieber (though that he didn't know what "Germany" was is hilarious and sad at the same time) but in the case of the kid who was texting Beiber, I think he turned it around on the kid nicely, who deserved it.

Posted by: tojo45 | August 17, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Love to Gordon Gecko.

Why should we beleive anything we read about Pattinson and Stewart?

Condolences to Graham.

Angie as Marilyn? Cloonster as the Chairman of the Board? C'mon. Stop kidding. Even Madge would make a better Marilyn (she's already done it for free) and Sinatra has to be Harry Connick, Jr.

So I guess "X-man 1st Class" is abbreviated "X+1."

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 17, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

"Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson photographed publicly kissing in Montreal" - Voyons, PaSte: Vous êtes à Montréal! Regardez autour - tout le monde est plus beau que vous!


"Patricia Arquette seeks custody of daughter in divorce from Thomas Jane." If it goes to court, she'd better hope it's not a Hung jury.


Marilyn Monroe's life, as told from the perspective of her dog? Who's going to direct - some upskirt photographer they find on the subway?


"Hugh Jackman drops out of movie 'Avon Man'". He's no ding-dong.


Justin Bieber, Beatles-esque? Suuuuuure. Call me when he's bigger than Jesus.

Posted by: byoolin1 | August 17, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

"Oprah Winfrey cuts vacation short after death of companion Stedman Graham's mother" -- And she's none too pleased with that poor planning, lemme tell you. The rest of Stedman's family has been ordered to have their final plans on her desk by 0900 tomorrow or there'll be O to pay!

"Angelina Jolie rumored to be playing Marilyn Monroe in movie about the actress's life..." -- They couldn't find any other pretty actresses in Hollywood? And did we learn nothing from that bad platinum wig she wore in "Life or Something Like It"?

"...as told from the perspective of Monroe's dog..." -- I've heard Arthur Miller called many things, but never a dog. DiMaggio? Another story....

"...with George Clooney in the role of Frank Sinatra" -- He has the smarm down, but that's about it. At least give us Harry Connick, Jr. or something.

"Hugh Jackman drops out of movie 'Avon Man'" -- Just couldn't get that doorbell push down right. Sad, really.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | August 17, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

"Hugh Jackman drops out of movie "Avon Man"... "

I heard he got a better offer and a pink Cadillac from the Mary Kay people.

Posted by: MStreet1 | August 17, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

I'm with tojo. It actually makes me like the kid a little bit.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | August 17, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Mark Salling for Frank Sinatra. Trust me on this one. He can actually sing and can rock the look that makes you realize why Sinatra was so popular.

They couldn't find a woman with curves to play Marilyn? Cause one thing Marilyn was not was bony.

Hey Justin, have you met LuvLindsey?

Posted by: epjd | August 17, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

No Hips Rubber Lips as MM? Scarlet Johansson woulda been better. And I'm with td on Harry Connick, Jr. for Sinatra. Let Clooney play JFK. And how about Mel Gibson in black face doing Sammy Davis Jr.?

Posted by: kabuki3 | August 17, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

On the Bieberizer - (Biebinator?) so why is a kid who isn't old enough to be on the varsity team, wearing a varsity jacket with his B on it. It's kinda funny isn't it? I mean he's just like every other 8th grader wishing he was older and buying the 'not quite right' knockoff to pretend.

And Jolie as Monroe, makes no sense from the helpless me persona to the curvy bombshell physique they couldn't be more opposite.

Posted by: LTL1 | August 17, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I trust ep on the Sinatra casting. I could back ScarJo for MM. I'm sure Producer Paul does.

Posted by: reddragon1 | August 17, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Someone needs to recall those 22,465,738 photos of MM and photoshop tattos on MM's beautiful thighs, I guess.

We can only hope that the cast of Jersey Shores follows the example of Danielle Staub

Calling DiMaggo a dog? Really, td. Oh, wait Joltin' Joe was a damn yankee. It's OK!

Posted by: elias_howe | August 17, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I understand that MM's falsies are available. I saw a pix of them once, believe they are in some museum somewhere in L.A.

Angelina, if you must play MM, take note for authenticity’s sake.

Also eat a sandwich, please!

Posted by: elias_howe | August 17, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Calling DiMaggo a dog? Really, td. Oh, wait Joltin' Joe was a damn yankee. It's OK!

Posted by: elias_howe | August 17, 2010 11:01 AM

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Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | August 17, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

There's no way veiny Skeletina could play Marilyn Monroe. Wasn't Marilyn a size 16?

I thought Stedman and Oprah broke up? Anyway, there's a fun link off that page:
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/galleries/did_she_or_didnt_she/did_she_or_didnt_she.html

Just a warning, click quickly over the Wayne Newton "after" pic or it will give you nightmares. NSFE (not safe for eyes).

Posted by: Californian11 | August 17, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

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