According to Deadline, a remake of The Bodyguard, has officially been given the green light. The original had been in the works for decades before its release, with Kevin Costner‘s haircut a tribute to the man originally set to play his role, Steve McQueen. So naturally, everyone wants to find out a) who will play the bodyguard this time and b) will he be sporting that Roman do? Oh yeah…people also want to know which pop star will be taking Whitney Houston‘s place, don’t they?. There’s no shortage of female singers looking to make it in Hollywood, with everyone from Katy Perry to Rihanna to Lady Gaga announcing their acting ambitions. Check out 5 of the actor/pop star pairings we’d like to see…including a few that probably don’t have a chance.
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Looks like someone didn’t like what she was hearing…namely, herself. Susan Boyle gave up on a live performance of “O Holy Night” on the View today, waving for the music to be stop right before the song reached its memorable high notes. As the facial expression above suggests, she had already cracked a note or two before abandoning the song entirely. That didn’t stop Sherri Shepherd from declaring the abbreviated performance “beautiful” and “amazing” as she came onstage to support the embarrassed singer. “There is something of an angel that comes out of your mouth,” continued the oblivious host. “This amazingly pure sound.” Things not to say when a singer’s just bombed on live TV for $400, Alex.
Thankfully, Susan should be able to rest her voice and lose the “frog in her throat” Whoopi blamed for the misfire (yes, Whoopi was actually paying attention). Oh wait, no she can’t—TMZ reports that Susan will reshoot the performance for the West Coast airing and she’s scheduled to take part in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting tonight. Will she still make it out or is this frog going to pull a Scrooge on her?
See the oh-so-awkward moment after the jump.
There’s nothing we love more than celebrity duets (“Islands In The Stream” FTW forever!) but we’re not quite sure a Susan Boyle – Lady Gaga collaboration is where it’s at. Unless, of course, ol’ SuBo is willing to wear a Lady Gaga-esque outfit and 12 inch McQueen heels. It’s a good thing she’s all for it!
Says the emotionally unstable Britain’s Got Talent star : “I think Lady Gaga is a wonderful artist and completely original and I like her costumes. Love it! Yes, I’d love to do a duet with her, complete with telephone hat too!”
While we originally were all “there’s no way Susan can hang with Lady G” until this quote from Gaga (from last year) put us in our place: “I love Susan Boyle. She is my woman of the year. It would be great to work with somebody of that talent.”
Could it happen? Should it happen? Speak up, monsters and, uh, Boyle-heads!
No good deed goes unpunished. Susan Boyle was returning home last night when she reportedly encountered a young man inside her council house in Blackburn, Scotland. “The owner was very distressed to find someone had been within her home,” said local police. “And we are keen to speak to anyone who can assist with our investigations.” A 16-year-old was detained in connection with the trespassing, but released without charge. “I’m fine. It’s in the hands of the police now,” she told fans outside her home this morning.
Ironically, Boyle had just flown back from London, where she recorded her vocal for Simon Cowell‘s charity single for Haitian relief, a cover of R.E.M.‘s “Everybody Hurts” (a peculiar choice, considering the song’s subject is teenage depression—is Simon worried Haiti will kill itself?). Among the other stars joining Boyle on the track are Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, Mika, Leona Lewis, Take That and Rod Stewart—whose presence reportedly made Boyle “shy” at the recording. D’ya still think he’s sexy, Susan?
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Here’s something those Apocalypse-loving Mayans probably never would have predicted: 50 Cent wants to work with Susan Boyle. “Susan Boyle is hot right now. I got to get her on a track, for real. We’d make a hit,” the rapper told 3am.co.uk. Fiddy (Fitty? Mr. Cent?) said, “Everyone is talking about her, the lady from ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. She’s got an amazing voice, and together we’d get everyone dancing.”
You know, even though we can’t see Susan (a.k.a. Fifty Pence) in da club this isn’t the most insane idea we’ve ever heard. Ever since Jay-Z sampled “Annie” and Tupac used a Bruce Hornsby track, we’ve had to open our minds and realize that anything is possible and we shouldn’t judge. Funny thing is, it’s almost like rappers are trying to appeal to our parents with this music (okay, okay, and us – we love show tunes and soft rock a lot more than we should). Susan, the ball is in your court – please say yes! [Photos: GettyImages]
Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Adam Lambert may get a lot of press, but none were able to snag the number one spot on Billboard’s Top 200 with their new albums last week. No, the decisive Thanksgiving week champion was none other than UK singing sensation Susan Boyle, who sold more than 700,000 copies of I Dreamed A Dream, the biggest opening week for a debut album since Snoop Dogg‘s Doggystyle in 1993. Holy shizzle!
Not only did Boyle knock Eminem out of the running biggest opening week of 2009 (though AC/DC did bigger numbers in 2008), Boyle sold more than Lambert’s For Your Entertainment, Rihanna’s Rated R and Gaga’s The Fame Monster EP combined—each selling only 150-200k copies (still career highs for all). Gaga can also take comfort in the fact that if you combine the sales of The Fame Monster and her first album, The Fame (at #5 and #6, respectively), she’d snag the #2 spot away from Andrea Boccelli‘s month-old My Christmas. Meanwhile, last week’s #1, John Mayer‘s Battle Studies, falls out of the top ten entirely in its second week. Gossip is undoubtedly good for sales, but it’s no stocking stuffer compared to opera.
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Bet Whitney Houston didn’t anticipate the threat of a short, plain, frizzy-haired Scottish woman to torpedo her much-awaited comeback. But Susan Boyle, the Britain’s Got Talent contestant who became a worldwide sensation, is already ahead of the game, beating out Whitters in the Amazon pre-order chart.
SuBo is currently number one in the charts, even though her album isn’t out until November 24. The Amazon boards are all aflutter with fans worrying that they may be limited to “only” three copies per household, whereas the Whitney fans are fretting about what’s happened to her once super-powerful voice. Who’d have thunk it? [Photos: WireImage, Splash News Online]