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Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Reeve Carney cast as Jeff Buckley in biopic; Elvis Presley’s death remembered

Reeve Carner, soon to be Jeff Buckley. (AP/Marvel Entertainment)

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Reeve Carney, star of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” has apparently landed the lead role of Jeff Buckley in an upcoming biopic about the late singer-songwriter. This is the project that is being produced by Buckley’s mother, Mary Guibert, not “Greetings From Tim Buckley,” another Buckley-inspired film that will star Penn Badgley as the “Last Goodbye” crooner. Carney can sing, and he certainly looks a lot like Jeff Buckley, so they got at least that much right. (The Wrap)

Fans mark the 34th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death with a candlelight vigil at Graceland. Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, at the age of 42. (People)

Rumor mill: Prince Harry and model/girlfriend Florence Brudenell-Bruce have reportedly split as the son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana devotes more attention to Apache helicopter training. (Daily Mirror)

Billy Crystal “itchy” to host the Oscars again. But we could see that coming months ago. (L.A. Times)

Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy are attached to star in the comedy “ID Theft.” The movie was originally written for two male leads, but Bateman, who is producing, advocated for casting McCarthy after seeing her in “Bridesmaids.” (Deadline)

Contrary to rumors, neither Queen Latifah nor Snooki will compete on the upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars.” (E! Online)

Bradley Cooper is no longer starring in the remake of “The Crow.” He reportedly backed out because of scheduling conflicts. (Movieline)

Lady Gaga aims to make this a very special Christmas in New York, after the jump.

Lady Gaga is going to decorate the Christmas windows for Barneys in New York. The opportunity will allow Gaga and her team to put their own unique spin on Santa’s Workshop, according to the high-end store. So we should expect to see Santa in a meat dress and Mrs. Claus dressed like Jo Calderone? (The Hollywood Reporter)

Scott Edward Cartright — the father of Michelle Money, a contestant on “Bachelor Pad 2” — has died of colon cancer. (Us)

Grantland begs the people of Pittsburgh to stop circulating photos and video from the set of “The Dark Knight Rises.” (Grantland)

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