Beyoncé to be re-re-reborn?
fated to follow in the footsteps of
. . . and
. . . and
in a re-re-remake of the classic rags-to-riches picture
A Star Is Born
? Various reports last week said Lady B. was on board with the project. But the singer's rep tells
the story is "completely false." Have to admit, it would be a perfect role for B.
Kanye, genius . . . designer?
, 31, who has proclaimed that his new CD,
808s & Heartbreak
, is a great work of art, is reportedly ready to chuck it all for an entry-level internship as a fashion designer. London's Daily Mirror claims Kanye, who wants to launch a line called Pastelle (
), is so keen to learn the ropes that he has applied for grunt jobs at various houses, including Louis Vuitton.
Celebs send aid to Darfur
Charity foundation Not on Our Watch, which was begun by a cabal of celebs, including
, last week awarded the International Rescue Committee $260,000 to support critical health services at seven clinics in North Darfur. Last year the group gave a total of $2.75 mil for IRC programs in the war-ravaged region.
Winehouse supplier to jail
A London judge on Friday sentenced
, 34, to two years in jail for supplying
with drugs. Johnny, a gent's gent by all accounts, gave Amy coke and ecstasy, videotaped her using the drugs, then sold the footage to London tab the Sun for $75,000. Johnny's gf and co-conspirator,
, 22, got two years' community service.
Lunch boxes for the hungry
are among a gaggle of celebs who have designed one-of-a-kind lunchboxes to be auctioned to raise money for the Food Bank for New York City and the Lunchbox Fund. Bidding is open through Thursday at
» READ MORE: www.thelunchboxauction.org
Luke, may the $ be with you
fan on Thursday slammed down $240,000 for the honor of taking home the lump of plastic that Luke Skywalker (
) used as his light saber in the first two
flicks at a Profiles in History auction in L.A.
The headgear worn by C-3PO (
) went for $120,000.
Axl fears . . . you
Long-haired hard-rock hard man
has become a veritable recluse, claims the New York Post, which cites "music-industry insiders" who say the
Guns n' Roses
frontman suffers from
- the fear of people. (Yep, ordinary, run-of-the-mill people.) His pals are concerned because Axl refuses to do interviews to promote Guns' latest album,
, which took 15 years to complete.
, won't have any of it. "He has not been diagnosed with anthropophobia . . . and no interviews have been canceled," he tells the Post.
Coda: Cruise, the musical
"I always wanted to do a musical, and I'm glad musicals are now back in vogue." So says
in a chat with
Entertainment Tonight Canada
about his great unrealized dream. Meanwhile, in a brave move, Tom tells
that he liked making
, a WWII saga about a failed plot to kill
, because - and here he goes out on a real
limb - he totally hates Hitler. Fact, he's "always wanted to kill Hitler."
Sandra embraces love, again
Folks at USAToday.com report, with much relief, that
has returned to romantic comedies "after a long, meandering journey down the drama path with . . .
S.B. stars in
in a story so original it gave me a headache: S.B. plays a lonely Canadian book editor who asks her assistant to pretend to be her fiance so she won't be deported.