Notorious B.I.G. on the BIG Screen
Notorious B.I.G. is coming back from the dead, at least on the big screen. Fox Searchlight has hired hip-hop scribe Cheo Hodari Coker to write a script based on the slain rapper's life -- Coker did the last interview with Biggie before his death in 1997. Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) is in talks to direct. Keeping it in the family, Biggie's way-cool mom, Voletta Wallace, and his managers Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts will produce. "It's not just a hip-hop film, it's a film of life and a film of love. We didn't want to sell our souls to the devil, so to speak, just to get a check. The story is too important, not just to us but to hip-hop," Barrow said of the deal they've been trying to get off the ground for five years. But what larger-than-life figure (literally) will they get to play Notorious B.I.G.? And will Tupac be the villain of this tale?
Mia Farrow Testifies for Polanski
Actress Mia Farrow came to the defense of Roman Polanski on Tuesday, literally. Farrow, who starred in Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, testified in his trial against Vanity Fair magazine. The mag wrote that Polanski was trying to flirt with a Swedish woman while he was en route to the funeral of his slain wife Sharon Tate. But Farrow remembers the evening differently -- she says he was in "really bad shape" and said he was distraught on that night at Elaine's restaurant in New York back in 1969. His beautiful, young, famous and pregnant wife had just been murdered by the Manson Family. "He was unable to talk about anything else. When we walked around and around, he kept saying 'Why?' and 'Who could have done this?'" Farrow testified. Sharon's sister Debra Tate also testified that Polanski was a wreck at the time of her death.
Sienna Still Fuming with Jude
Jude Law is still begging Sienna Miller for forgiveness after his "nannygate." Law publicly apologized for having an affair with his 26-year-old nanny, Daisy Wright, while dating his fiance, Miller. The latest is that Jude may have tried to coax Daisy into a threesome as well. His public apology made all the headlines, but it may not have won Sienna's forgiveness yet. "Jude's been leaving Sienna, like, a million missed calls on her mobile and she hasn't picked up once," a friend told Us Weekly. Miller had to perform in a play Monday night in London, and hid her face from the paparazzi, although they did note she wasn't wearing her engagement ring. Law and Miller are said to have tried to meet in the countryside this weekend, but Sienna's mom, Josephine, says that her daughter is "angry and wants to be alone." Meanwhile, the Mirror reports that Jude has been crying himself to sleep.
Coldplay has been unshockingly nominated for the U.K.'s Mercury Prize, but we can also recommend a few of the other smaller acts nominated: Bloc Party, Hard-Fi, the Magic Numbers and Maximo Park in particular. A judge issued a temporary restraining order against Colin Farrell's old flame who was trying to distribute a sex tape of herself with the Irish hunk. The court case continues in August.