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Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Justin Timberlake considering role of Elton John; Nick Cannon recovering from kidney failure

A morning mix of entertainment headlines...

Justin Timberlake is reportedly “seriously considering” playing Elton John in the in-the-works biopic called “Rocketman.” A source tells E! Online that Timberlake is mulling over the possibility and “working with his people to figure out exactly how to respond.” John recently told the L.A. Times that Timberlake is his No. 1 choice to play him in the movie because Timberlake already became John once, in the video for “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore.” Watch below to see if you agree with this potential casting. (E! Online)

Nick Cannon is recovering in an Aspen, Colo., hospital after experiencing a mild kidney failure. Wife Mariah Carey wrote on her Web site about her husband’s medical woes, noting that “They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C.” (Us; MariahCarey.com)


Franco, novelist. (ALBERTO PIZZOLI - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
James Franco is publishing his first novel. The one-time Oscar host and recent film reviewer sold the rights to “Actors Anonymous” to Amazon Publishing. The book is reportedly about the experiences of a young actor (fictionalized experiences, of course). The release date has not been announced. This marks the uber-busy Franco’s second book; his short story collection, “Palo Alto,” was released last summer. (New York Observer)

The Producers Guild of America has announced its 10 nominees for outstanding theatrical motion picture. They are: “The Artist,” “Bridesmaids,” “The Descendants,” “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Help,” “Hugo,” “The Ides of March,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Moneyball” and “War Horse.” (PGA)

Are Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez engaged? Neither actor’s camp has responded to the rumor, but Berry was recently photographed with a rock on her left ring finger. (E! via Jezebel)

More celebrities involved in a minor disagreement on an American Airlines flight, after the jump.

Alex Van Halen and his wife, Stine Schyberg, reportedly got frustrated with “Today” show weatherman Al Roker on an American Airlines flight after Roker would not change seats so that Van Halen and Schyberg could sit together. The couple eventually swapped with some travelers in business class. Eddie Van Halen, also on the flight, apparently stayed out of the fray. What is it about NBC stars and American Airlines? (New York Post)

Set your DVRs: Tim Allen and Kim Kardashian will finally work together when she guest stars next month on an episode of his sitcom “Last Man Standing.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Would you like to see Gary Oldman impersonate Joe Pesci? Of course you would.

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Categories:  Celebrities, James Franco, Movies

 
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