CATEGORIES Comedy, Music & Musicals, Casting, RumorMonger, Celebrities and Controversy, Newsstand, Remakes and Sequels, Movie News, CinematicalIt's interesting when a story goes from a star joking or idly mentioning an off-the-cuff idea to a full-blown story that is circulating the Internet. Justin Bieber told The Sun that he'd love to star in a remake of Grease as bad boy Danny Zuko, with Miley Cyrus as the innocent Sandy Olsson. Of course, it seems as though Cyrus is eager to shed her Sandy-like goody two-shoes rep as rumors fly about her upcoming booze-chugging, weed-puffing, cooter-flashing teen in LOL. (Read more about her character's shenanigans here.) And wouldn't it be super, the dreamy pop star mused, if Susan Boyle could star as Principal McGee? That sounds swell! But as irresistible an opportunity as it is to Photoshop the Bieb's head onto John Travolta's body, his dreams of crooning "Summer Nights" probably ain't happening any time soon.*
Another case of the news mill working overtime is when Jason Batemen mentioned in an interview "there's a real good part for [Jennifer Aniston] in the Arrested Development movie." He went on to add, "There's no offers on this one. She's gonna have to sing for her supper... I don't know, we'll see if she's available. She's busy. She's pretty famous; I don't know if you've heard of her. She's pretty backed up. Hopefully the guy who's in charge will like her for that part because I'm going to suggest her." Later, Bateman fumed on Twitter, "Why do reporters reach so hard for a headline? I was merely thinking out loud during an interview about Aniston being in the AD movie." Actually, he was probably exhausted from doing the press rounds and trying to creatively answer a question he'd been asked for the umpteenth time.
Of course, I'll be eating my words if, in a few years, Justin Bieber is starring in Grease and Jennifer Aniston has found herself part of the Bluth clan in the mythical Arrested Development movie.
What rumors are you most tired of hearing about? Casting possibilities, passion projects, or something else altogether?
* I had to restrain myself from making a Bieber-Travola Photoshop monster.