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Amy Winehouse Biopic?

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Mitch Winehouse, father of late singer Amy Winehouse thinks George Clooney would be the perfect actor to play him in a biopic about his daughter. Some have urged Winehouse, who is trying to make the film happen, to consider Lady Gaga for the role of his daughter, but Winehouse doesn’t think Gaga quite cuts it. “She’s the same as Amy – she’s a nice kid, very nice young lady. She still can’t play Amy though,” he insisted.

Mila Kunis may be in Italy to shoot a movie, but it’s also a Roman holiday for her and her honey Ashton Kutcher. The couple has been repeatedly spotted strolling and dining. It’s curious, though, why Kutcher is holding a plate in a photo taken outside a restaurant where the pair ate. Could it have anything to do with his supposedly keeping kosher as part of his —but not Kunis’—Kabbalah practice?

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And finally, in celebrity sightings we have: Lea Michele and boyfriend Cory Monteith returning to Los Angeles from Vancouver; Bethenny Frankel rocking a white bikini; and Justin Bartha hanging out at the park with his cute little dog. Mitch Winehouse, father of late singer Amy Winehouse thinks George Clooney would be the perfect actor to play him in a biopic about his daughter. Some have urged Winehouse, who is trying to make the film happen, to consider Lady Gaga for the role of his daughter, but Winehouse doesn’t think Gaga quite cuts it. “She’s the same as Amy – she’s a nice kid, very nice young lady. She still can’t play Amy though,” he insisted.

Mila Kunis may be in Italy to shoot a movie, but it’s also a Roman holiday for her and her honey Ashton Kutcher. The couple has been repeatedly spotted strolling and dining. It’s curious, though, why Kutcher is holding a plate in a photo taken outside a restaurant where the pair ate. Could it have anything to do with his supposedly keeping kosher as part of his —but not Kunis’—Kabbalah practice?


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