Just you wait 'enry 'iggins, Emma's taking you down.
But perhaps more heretical than Thompson's thoughts on "Lady" were her comments about the original film's star, the iconic Audrey Hepburn.
"I was thrilled to be asked to do it because, having a look at it, I thought that there needs to be a new version," Thompson said of her rewrite in the London Telegraph. "I'm not hugely fond of the film. I find Audrey Hepburn fantastically twee."
Translating for us Americans, she added: "Twee is whimsy without wit. It's mimsy-mumsy sweetness without any kind of bite. And that's not for me. She can't sing and she can't really act, I'm afraid. I'm sure she was a delightful woman- and perhaps if I had known her I would have enjoyed her acting more, but I don't and I didn't, so that's all there is to it, really.
"It's high time that the extraordinary role of Eliza was reinterpreted," she added, "because it's a very fantastic part for a woman."
'Idol' to homewrecker?
North Carolinian Paula Cook is claiming in court that "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino had an affair with her husband, Antwaun Cook, and made sex tapes documenting the nookie.
The affair had been rumored since last fall.
Paula, who separated from Antwaun in June, is seeking child custody, alimony and monetary support, according to CNN.
The documents allege that Antwaun began seeing Fantasia last August after the pair met at the Charlotte-area T-Mobile store where he works.
T-Mobile: "Stick Together."
Fantasia wined and dined Antwaun, flying him to Atlanta, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Barbados, the documents allege.
After the couple separated, Fantasia is alleged, in the documents, to have interrupted a T-Mobile phone conversation between them, saying, "He don't want you. Maybe the next time you get a husband you'll know how to keep him. That's why he is here with me."
Nice to see Fantasia learned something from Simon.
* Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and the former wife of Prince Andrew, said in a statement yesterday that she has paid off all her personal debts.
The statement was issued in a response to a Page One report in the London Telegraph citing unidentified royal sources discussing the dire state of her finances.
* Doctors want to keep Zsa Zsa Gabor hospitalized until at least today, after the 93-year-old celebrity went into shock during her recovery from a broken hip.
Gabor's publicist, John Blanchette, said Saturday that Gabor had a bad reaction to morphine, but her condition has improved since she was switched to a different pain medication.
* On Friday we commented that at least Haitian presidential candidate Wyclef Jean would have the support of the Fugees.
Looks as if we spoke too soon.
Jean's childhood friend and fellow Fugees bandmate, Pras, says that he will not back Jean because he lacks a definitive plan to bring the island nation into the 21st century.
Huh? To run for office you need a plan?
Pras plans to support Jean's opponent, Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly, who he said is better suited to run the country.
In 2012, we need a presidential candidate named "Sweet Micky."
* Bernie Mac's widow, Rhonda McCullough, has filed a wrongful-death suit in Chicago against the late comedian's longtime doctor, Rene M. Earles.
McCullough alleges that a few weeks before Mac's 2008 death, Earles, a dermatologist, didn't recognize indications of respiratory failure and kept Mac at the clinic for several hours rather than call an ambulance.
Earles told the Chicago Sun-Times that he did treat Mac that day and says that he appeared weak, had a low-grade fever and a rash. He says that after Mac told him that another doctor had given him an injection for a cold, he called that doctor and was told that Mac had been diagnosed with pneumonia. He says that he immediately advised Mac to go to a hospital and that Mac was taken to one by a chauffeur.
* If you're a fan of conspicuous consumption, the place to have been Saturday was at the Saddle River, N.J., home once owned by Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons.
The former couple was cleaning out the 4-acre mansion, priced to move at $13.9 million, nearly $10 million down from its original listing.
Inside, a bed once owned by slain designer Gianni Versace was selling for $200,000.
Even the pillow was $2,000.
We haven't bought a pillow in ages, but that seems like a lot.
* It's another boy for Amy Poehler and Will Arnett.
A spokesman for the couple said that they welcomed son Abel James Arnett Friday morning. Publicist Lewis Kay said that Abel weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and the whole family is "healthy and resting comfortably."
But brother Cain is not too happy.
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.