And in news that will send Lindsay Lohan’s head popping right off her shoulders, Lost In Translation’s Scarlett Johansson, 24, is at the top of a list of seasoned actresses being considered by director Simon Curtis and producer David Parfitt to play blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe in a new motion picture. The Daily Mail’s Showbiz Reporter Baz Bamigboye has learned that the Scarlett has been tapped to portray Marilyn in the upcoming film My Week With Marilyn, will be based on the diary of Colin Clark, an employee of Laurence Olivier, who escorted the screen star on a tour of London when she arrived in the British capital to film Olivier’s The Prince And The Showgirl in 1957.
In the diary, Clark speaks about showing Marilyn around Queen Elizabeth’s private apartments at Windsor Castle, as well as other trips.
Kate Hudson, Amy Adams, and Michelle Williams have also been mentioned as possible “Marilyns” for the film.
Television’s Betty Suarez may be getting a new look.
Now that America Ferrera’s fashion-challenged Latina is officially a Mode editor, ABC is reportedly asking focus groups to weigh in new looks for Ugly Betty’s big fourth season, premiering later this year.
Possible plans for the new B. include ditching the braces, and even glamming up her cringeworthy wardrobe.
Please let them do something with those eyebrows. (We suggest threading, it works miracles.)
Bad news for Marie Osmond fans. We hear the Mormon mom’s proposed talk show, Marie, won’t be hitting the airwaves — at least not this season.
On Friday, Program Partners announced that the midday chatfest won’t be going forward with its original Fall 2009 launch date due to the economy and recent downturns in the broadcasting industry.
“I want to express my deep appreciation for the faithful support and dedication shown by the numerous stations,” Marie said from backstage at the Flamingo in Las Vegas. “It was my sincere desire to return their enthusiastic responses by producing an exceptional talk show for their fall schedules; produced with the high quality that is associated with the Marie Osmond brand for over four decades. This project, under proper conditions, still remains a strong passion of mine.”
Maybe she doesn’t want to compete with Wendy Williams? After all, the “Queen of All Media” is now being toted the “Queen of Daytime.”