INSIDER: Today's celebrity gossip from around the world
ADELE could be belting out DUSTY SPRINGFIELD songs on the big screen, after being reported to be “in early talks” to star in an upcoming film.
The Oscar-winning Skyfall songstress is said to be in early discussions to make her big screen debut by portraying the late soul singer, who had hits in the Sixties with Son Of A Preacher Man, Wishin’ And Hopin’ and You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, in a forthcoming biopic.
“There’s a project – and it’s true Adele is attached – but it’s in an early stage of development,” an insider told the Daily Mail.
No director is attached yet, with production expected to start in late 2014 or 2015.
*Arctic Monkeys drummer MATT HELDERS has claimed that he injured his right hand after punching a wall in a drunken state.
The 27-year-old, who had a metal plate fitted into his hand, was replaced in the recording sessions for the group’s new album AM, while he took time out to recover.
“It wasn’t a fist fight with a person, no. I didn’t hurt anybody, except for myself. It was... a bizarre incident... with a wall... that was harder than I expected...” he told Q.
“It was just me being stupid. I weren’t even that angry, because I’m not an angry person. I was just messing about, drunk. I just managed to hit the wrong wall.”
He continued: “The bone popped out – not out of the skin but it was stuck up. I went to my girlfriend, ‘I think we need to go to hospital’. They put a plate in it. I’m having it taken out at Christmas.”
*JOHNNY VEGAS has revealed that he doesn’t have “any ill feeling” towards TV bosses for sacking him from Benidorm.
The 42-year-old comedian played middle-aged Geoff Maltby, known as The Oracle, in the hit ITV series until he left in 2009, amidst rumours that he was axed.
Speaking as he promoted his autobiography Becoming Johnny Vegas, he said: “I’ve not been in the last two or three series. That was a decision taken on behalf of the writer and producer.”
Johnny continued: “They thought some of the characters had run their storylines and they wanted to draft new characters.
“I think the general feeling was that I left the show, but there was no ill feeling on my part. It had just run its course.”
He also denied rumours that he would be back for the show’s sixth or seventh seasons.
*JADA PINKETT SMITH has revealed she “had many addictions”.
The Madagascar actress made some candid confessions on Facebook as she looked back at her past, reported Access Hollywood.
“Yesterday I turned one year older, and I reflected on where I have been and where I am now.
“What I learned about myself is this, when I was younger I was not a good problem solver, meaning I had a very difficult time with dealing with my problems in life. I had many addictions, of several kinds, to deal with my life issues.”
She added: “But, today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life’s inevitable obstacles. I have become a good problem solver with those tools, and I am damn proud.”
*PINK has revealed that her daughter Willow doesn’t quite share her taste in music.
Rather than listening to her mum’s music, it appears that the two-year-old has developed a liking for pop, particularly PSY’s hit Gangnam Style.
“Willow wants to hear Gangnam Style – maybe that’s why I’ve shut down >fr 1,8
Pink – whose real name is Alecia Moore – admitted that becoming a mother has changed her life.
“What surprises me the most about being a mum is that there were ever mums that didn’t enjoy it. I know it’s a lot of work and it’s exhausting and it’s a lot of pressure, but what a blessing and a gift,” she said.
“A mum fear is a different kind of fear. It’s all encompassing. You just want to make sure no matter what happens in the world, everything is taken care of.”
*BRAD PITT and SHIA LABEOUF got back to basics as they reportedly enjoyed a camping trip in the British wilderness, as part of a bonding exercise for their new film, Fury.
The actors had to give up their mobile phones and forage for food as they spent three days in a desolate forest in September in Buckinghamshire, on director DAVID AYER’s orders, reported the Daily Mirror.
Brad plays a Sherman tank commander of an American tank called Fury in the World War II drama, with Shia as one of his crew members.
Written and directed by the End Of Watch filmmaker Ayer, the story takes place in 1945 as the Nazi regime collapses, and the five-man tank crew battles the German army.
Shooting is set to start in September, in time for release in winter 2014.