Notes from musicland
Actor, author, scholar, and director James Franco, 34, has mastered another profession: pop star. Franco and artist Tim O'Keefe have formed a duo, Daddy, which on Tuesday will release its first LP, MotorCity.
"I know I do a lot of things," Franco tells Rolling Stone. "I'm very aware of that." Franco, whose roles have included Allen Ginsberg and Hart Crane, adds, "I'm sure there are a lot of skeptical people, hearing about me doing music."
In sadder musical news, uncle-nephew duo LMFAO is taking a break. "I feel like we've been doing this for so long, five or six years," says cofounder Redfoo, 37, who is the son of Motown founder Berry Gordy. His musical partner and nephew, SkyBlu, plans to launch a line of designer tennis wear.
Notes from foodlandia
Ryan Reynolds will be fed well by his new wife, Blake Lively, who is a "groovy cook," according to domestic diva Martha Stewart.
Speaking of weight, Lady Gaga, 26, says she's not pregnant, as gossipers have said, just 25 pounds heavier. "I love eating pizza and pasta," her Ladyship tells radio host Elvis Duran. She blames her dad, Joe Germanotta, who has opened a New York eatery called Joanne Trattoria. "It's so amazing. . . . It's so freaking delicious," she says.
Tidbits 'n' pieces
Anne Hathaway, 29, says Valentino will design her wedding gown. "She's like my daughter!" Valentino said of Adam Shulman's fiance. . . . Roman Polanski will direct his wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, in an adaptation of the Broadway hit Venus in Furs. . . . Mark Wahlberg tells USA Today he'll begin shooting the Entourage film next spring. . . . Model Maggie Rizer tells the New York Daily News that American Airlines is a murderer: Her dog, Bea, died of heatstroke on a cross-country flight.
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