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Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Taylor Momsen quits acting; Gerard Depardieu relieves himself in front of airline passengers


No more acting for Taylor Momsen. (Astrid Stawiarz - GETTY IMAGES)

A morning mix of entertainment headlines...

Taylor Momsen has officially announced the end of her acting career. The former “Gossip Girl” star says in an Elle interview that she “quit acting” and now only wants to tour and be in her band, the Pretty Reckless. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to only do that for the rest of my life,” she says. (Elle)

Gerard Depardieu reportedly urinated on an Air France plane in front of other passengers after flight attendants told him he could not use the restroom. The incident occurred Tuesday, after the “Green Card” star and revered French actor was asked to hold it for 15 minutes, just until the plane was in flight. Apparently that was not possible, so he unzipped and relieved himself right there on the carpet, causing the plane to return to the gate and be delayed for two hours so the crew could clean up what Depardieu did. He must have been super-popular once everyone reboarded. (New York Post)

Kim Kardashian’s bridesmaids are going to wear green dresses. This is huge news, people. Huge. (People’s StyleWatch)

Actor Neal McDonough (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Band of Brothers”) and his wife Ruvé had their fourth child on Monday, a daughter named Clover Elizabeth. (People)

Kiss has been kicked off the bill for an upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert after fans and the singer’s estate pointed out that Gene Simmons once told a magazine in 2009 that he believed Jackson abused children. “There’s no question in my mind that he molested those kids,” he said at the time. “Not a doubt.” “Under the circumstances, we fully agree that even though Kiss is a band Michael admired, we have no choice but to rescind our invitation to them to appear in our tribute concert,” Chris Hunt, the CEO of Global Live Events, announced. (Rolling Stone)

More headlines regarding a possible Amy Winehouse biopic and Harry Potter news, after the jump.

Tate Taylor , director of “The Help,” may direct the adaptation of another recent, revered novel: Leif Enger’s “Peace Like a River.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Rumor mill: an Amy Winehouse biopic is reportedly being developed and a search for an actress to play the late singer is underway. Lady Gaga has expressed some interest. (Digital Spy)

Entertainment Weekly provides a peek at seven screens from the Pottermore Web site, which goes live in October. (EW)

In other Harry Potter news, tickets for “The Making of Harry Potter” studio tour — a new Potter attraction that takes fans through the soundstages in London where the movies were shot — go on sale Oct. 13. The tours begin in spring of 2012; tickets cost around $46 for adults and $35 for children. (Slashfilm)

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