Meryl Streep Might Play Susan Boyle In Biopic

11.19.2013

By Alex Panisch

…And 5 Other Things You Need To Know Today

1. It looks like Meryl may have to dust off that Iron Lady British accent, because she might be playing Britain’s Got Talent break-out sensation, Susan Boyle. According to The Independent, Boyle says that she understands that Streep has been approached to play her. The Scottish singer announced last month that there was a biopic about her in the works, but that it won’t go into production until “later on” in her career. Boyle also says that she has declined to play herself. Glenn Close and Catherine Zeta-Jones are also in the running. Full disclosure: the simple prospect of Streep singing “I Dreamed A Dream” makes me giddy.

2. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the most expensive—and probably the most dangerous—theatrical production in the history of theater will close in January. According to The Atlantic Wire, the $75 million production won’t be gone for long, as it’ll move to Las Vegas in 2015. Despite taking in $203 million since November 2010 and holding the record for highest-grossing week, with $2.94 million, the production still hasn’t recouped its backers’ investments. It’s probably best that show’s moving to Vegas. Six actors have been injured during the show’s run, so maybe they should go get some Cirque du Soleil acrobats to play Spider-Man.

3. Justin Bieber tweeted that he met the President of Mexico. He was wrong.

4.Lady Gaga will be performing the last ever gig at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom. The space's current location, which has been open since 1956 and has been host to numerous musical performances, movie premiers, and circuit parties, will shutter its doors in 2014. Gaga, who will be celebrating her 28 birthday, will play the historic venue’s final shows on March 28, 30, 31, and April 2. Tickets are on sale now.

5.The Daily Show aired another of its "Gaywatch" segments last night. Turns out that MSNBC is the "gay bath house of cable" and Liz Cheny is just straight up awful. Check it out here.

6. Sarah Silverman's upcoming comedy special, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, premieres this Saturday on HBO. In it, she sings a little song to help people tell the difference between actual "Divas" and, well, you'll see. To the woman who stole my cab because you "had a thing," you're the latter, and I hope you got stuck in traffic. Check out the video below:

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