celebrity biographies

by (@hallekiefer)

Would Lady Gaga Make A Good Amy Winehouse?

Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse have more than a few things in common: gorgeous voices, singular style, massive hair game. Are those similarities enough to suggest Gaga would be be a good choice to play Amy Winehouse in a potential biopic? According to Amy’s Dad Mitch Winehouse, yes. “I have heard that Lady Gaga is keen to play Amy in a film. I don’t know what her English accent is like but it’s not just an English accent she would have to perfect – it’s an English-Cockney-Jewish accent so she better start practising now,” Mitch allegedly told Britain’s Mirror. “But she would be great.” Plus, a role like this seems like clear Oscar bait. Then Gaga would be half way to an EGOT!

Unfortunately for fans currently squealing over the thought of Gaga donning the beehive and going method with the tattoos, Papa Winehouse, who met Lady Gaga‘s parents at Tony Bennett‘s birthday party, allegedly explained to Britain’s Daily Mail he would “never allow the songs to be released” for use by filmmakers. Mitch’s response might come as a reaction to rumors that Amy’s ex Reg Traviss was attempting to produce a biopic of the singer. So what do you think? Would Lady Gaga make an amazing Winehouse, or does that film have disaster written all over it? And not a fun disaster like Showgirls?

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by (@missmuttoo)

Brittany Murphy’s Mom To Pen A Tell-All Book

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Brittany Murphy would’ve been 33 years old today. Tragically, the star passed away late last year; six months later her husband Simon Monjack died as well.

We’re going to hear a lot about their lives though, because according to TMZ, Brit’s mother Sharon Murphy is writing a tell-all book about her actress-daughter’s life. An official statement reads, “This book will be my way of celebrating and honoring her extraordinary life and career.”  Our eyebrows are raised, but Sharon reiterates that the memoir-of-sorts will be an, “accurate account about my daughter, her life, loves, and career.”

We’ll only know what the intent of the book is once it surfaces. We’re hoping it really is a celebration of Brittany’s life and not just some excuse to air dirty laundry or secrets (though we’d probably read it either way).

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