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Travolta to play Gotti, Spector seeks new trail

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 01:40

Apr 12 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including John Travolta to play John Gotti, Phil Spector appeals for a new trial, and Benicio del Toro to be a new dad. Bob Mezan reports.

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John Travolta will play notorious New York organized crime boss, the late John Gotti, in a new movie. "Gotti: Three Generations," will tell the story of the American mobster who became head of the Gambino crime family. The film could also be the next career move for Lindsay Lohan - she's apparently in talks for the role of Victoria Gotti, the mobster's eldest daughter. Phil Spector is seeking a third trial for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Lawyers of the record producer are urging an appeals court to throw out his 2009 murder conviction and grant another trial. Spector's attorneys say his trial was prejudiced by testimony from five women who said they were victims of gun-related incidents with Spector years ago. He's currently serving a prison sentence of at least 19 years. Benicio del Toro will be a dad. The 44-year-old actor is expecting a child with reality star Kimberly Stewart - Rod Stewart's daughter. A rep for del Toro said although they are not a couple, they are looking forward to the baby's arrival. Nominations for the Webby Awards have been announced and Justin Bieber is up for one of the awards, which celebrate the best in online entertainment. The singer is nominated for his video "Justin Bieber Takes Over Funny Or Die." Winners will be announced on May 3. In other Bieber news, he has sent out some angry Twitter messages while in Israel. Bieber is there for a concert in Tel Aviv, but has apparently been mobbed my paparazzi while trying to visit the area's many religious sites. Bieber tweeted, "Staying in the hotel for the rest of the week u happy?" Bob Mezan, Reuters.

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Travolta to play Gotti, Spector seeks new trail

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 01:40