Star Scoop: Christie Brinkley’s New Read, James Franco is King, Fifty Shades of… No


Two decades as a Covergirl, 500 magazinecovers, and four ex-husbands later, supermodel Christie Brinkley is telling all. Her upcoming memoir will reportedly “share the secrets she’s learned throughout her 40-year career,” including points on her “a holistic look at diet, fitness and vitality.” [Vogue UK]

James Franco: he’s an original. The actor, screenwriter, director, college prof, and straight-A student will be awarded as such at this year’s Venice Film Festival when he receives the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award for his pioneering contributions to contemporary film. [Deadline]

We know we’ll be contributing to the box office success of Fifty Shades of Grey when it lands in theaters next Valentine’s Day. But there are two people who won’t be watching the racy adaptation: star Dakota Johnson’s parents. Her movie star mom Melanie Griffith told Indiwire that Johnson has “banned” them from watching it play out, though she did visit her daughter on set… and got a look at the Room of Pain. Ouch! [ELLE]

Could Anne Rice be readying Twilight for the grown and sexy? Why, yes! Universal Pictures picked up her The Vampire Chronicles series, which includes titles like Queen of the Damned (written in 1988, adapted for film in 2002), and Prince Lestatout later this year. [Variety]

Flashback Friday: because before Tom Hanks nabbed an Oscar-winning role in Forrest Gump, he had to audition just like the rest of us Hollywood’s other hot shots. [Huffington Post]