By Jill Jackson
HOLLYWOOD … Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Sinatra? Yup, Leo will play “Ole Blue Eyes” in a film directed by Martin Scorsese. But Leo will NOT do the singing. I’m told Sinatra recordings will supply the music. I knew Frank. Personally, I would never have picked Leo for the part, but we’ll wait and see if he can pull it off. P.S. They were much more alike in their personal lives. Both Frank and Leo had, and have, a No. 1 priority — GIRLS.
Yes, the town is still praising John Travolta for his trip to Haiti bringing food, medicine and many other needs to that ravished country. AND in the many interviews he has been undergoing on TV, radio and in newspapers, the sadness of losing his son, Jet, has not been mentioned — hopefully not to bring up his hurt. AND take it from someone who knows, he has really been hurting.
I’m not a big Conan O’Brien fan, but I feel he got a raw deal from the Peacock Network. After bringing him out here from the East and having him bring his family, they kick him off and say he can’t appear elsewhere. I don’t know what the situation is at this point, but he does have my sympathy.
A lot of singing and dancing in Dublin at the Irish Film Festival. Meryl Streep won the International Actress Award for “It’s Complicated,” and Robert Downey Jr. carried home a statue for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. “Eclipse” took the prize for best picture. Pretty soon, Meryl will have to add a room on to her home to house all her trophies.
Julia Roberts brought her adorable 5-year-old twins, Hazel and Phin, to the set of “Valentine’s Day,” and everyone cooed and gathered round the adorable young ‘uns. Her niece Emma (now 19), daughter of brother Eric, also is in the film and helped babysit the twins on the set. Now if Eric had appeared, it would have one big family bash.
Aside to Frances E. of Big Sur, Calif.: Yes, I do know Sandra Bullock’s hair is blonde in “The Blind Side,” but I think her natural color is a dark brown. The femme stars certainly cause commotion with the color of their tresses. I am constantly getting mail asking for the true color. Yes, Paris’ is white blonde. Yes, Angelina’s is almost black, etc., etc., etc.
Good news for Thomas Sawyer, producer and writer for Angela Lansbury’s “Murder She Wrote.” His novel, “No Place to Run,” has been awarded the best fiction book of 2009 by the “American Book Readers Association.”
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BITS ‘N’ PIECES: All’s quiet. Paris Hilton is in New York tending to her perfume business. Britney is behaving. Nicole is in New York, and the rest of the usual caperers seem to be under cover.
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