Martin Scorsese is making a documentary about former President Bill Clinton.
You know, Scorsese hasn't made a movie with Joe Pesci kicking someone in a long time. I'm not sure Joe Pesci ever kicked Bill Clinton, but they should see if they could work it in somewhere.
Scorsese is partnering with HBO, with the full cooperation of the 42nd president, the network announced Monday.
"I am pleased that legendary director Martin Scorsese and HBO have agreed to do this film," Clinton said. "I look forward to sharing my perspective on my years as president, and my work in the years since, with HBO's audience."
You know he hasn't been this stoked since he was carrying around the nuclear suitcase.
According to The Wrap, the documentary, to be produced by Steve Bing, is Scorsese's fourth collaboration with HBO, following the documentaries "Public Speaking," the Emmy-winning "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" and the hit series "Boardwalk Empire," on which he serves as an executive producer. He also won an Emmy for directing on the series.
"A towering figure who remains a major voice in world issues, President Clinton continues to shape the political dialogue both here and around the world," said Scorsese, who will produce and direct the documentary. "Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure."
The film will include the former president's work
MORGAN FREEMAN DENIES ANTI-MEDIA QUOTE about SHOOTINGS: Morgan Freeman didn't say it.
A quote attributed to Freeman criticizing the media for its coverage of Friday's mass shootings in Connecticut went viral on the Internet over the weekend.
"Morgan neither made statements nor posted those statements. We are trying to find out who did, but they did not originate from him," the actor's rep told E! News.
This is terrible. If you can't have faith in things randomly posted on the Internet, what's left?
The remark supposedly went like this: "You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why. It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single victim of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody."
The post continued to scold the media and said people should donate to mental health research "instead of pointing to gun control as the problem."
BROOKE MUELLER LEAVES REHAB: Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller has left rehab after six days, according to TMZ.
Apparently the problem has been solved. And she should know -- she's been to rehab 19 times.
This time, Mueller was in for addiction to the a psychostimulant drug Adderall. Sources say the idea this time was to detox. She is receiving psychological outpatient treatment and says she feels much better, according to TMZ.
She also has regained possession of her twins, who initially stayed with Sheen's other ex-wife, Denise Richards. Then Mueller discovered the kids were slated to go to Sheen's office holiday party and angrily had her mother get them from Richards.
KATE MIDDLETON GETS OUT OF THE PALACE: Kate Middleton is back, doing ... things that duchess-people do.
After canceling her last four public appearances due to acute morning sickness -- for which she was hospitalized two weeks ago -- Middleton finally felt well enough to get out of the palace. The Duchess of Cambridge attended BBC's annual Sports Personality of the Year Awards Sunday night to present Bradley Wiggins and London 2012 chief Lord Coe with a SPOTY trophy and the Lifetime Achievement Award, respectively.
Middleton serves as an ambassador for Team GB and maintained a strong presence during the Olympics and Paralympics this year.
Kate is less than 12 weeks pregnant and looked pretty great in an emerald Alexander McQueen gown (I totally knew who the designer was as soon as I saw it). The 30-year-old paired her McQueen with Black Jimmy Choo heels, Kiki McDonough blue topaz earrings, an Asprey button pendant and her signature bangs.
Of course she did.
The duchess was embroiled in controversy last week when a hospital nurse committed suicide after being duped by a radio prank into taking a call seeking information on Kate's medical condition.
CHANNING TATUM HAS A CHILD ON THE WAY: Channing Tatum is going to be a dad.
The actor's wife of three years, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, is pregnant, their rep told Us Weekly. "Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum are pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year."
I hope it's next year. I'd be really suspicious if it was the year after.
"It was a total surprise," an insider told Us Weekly, of the pregnancy, adding that Tatum, 32, is taking a full year off to be with his expectant spouse and their baby-to-be, due sometime in 2013. The couple met on the set of "Step Up" in 2006 and married in 2009 in Malibu.
Great. Another homely, no-talent kid running around Southern California.
Earlier this year, Dewan, 32, talked to Us Weekly about their plans for a family.
"I would hope so" the dancer-turned-actress said. "I just don't know when. When it's meant to be, it will happen."
LINDSAY LOHAN THANKS CHARLIE SHEEN: Lindsay Lohan finally thanked Charlie Sheen for giving her $100,000 to help her pay her taxes.
No, that's not how she thanked him.
According to TMZ, weeks after receiving a check from Sheen, Lohan sent the "Anger Management" star flowers and an apology note.
The pair became buddies on the set of "Scary Movie 5," and Sheen subsequently learned of Lohan's massive IRS debt. She apparently told him that she'd been stiffed on pay for a recent project as well. ''She got shorted, and I found out, so I said: 'Here,'" Sheen told Entertainment Tonight. "I'm still waiting for a text to say 'Thank you.' Anything, you know?''
Meanwhile, as Lohan faces a new set of legal problems thanks to her decision to allegedly clock a psychic in the head at a nightclub last month, she's reportedly hopeful that court-mandated sessions with a therapist could do her some good, according to TMZ. In other words, she hopes it looks good to the judge.
Also, her probation was suspended last week after she was charged with lying to police about a car accident. She finds out in January if she has to go jail.
DECEMBER 18 IN HISTORY
Tuesday is Dec. 18, the 353rd day of 2012. There are 13 days left in the year.
1787: New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1865: The 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, was declared in effect by Secretary of State William H. Seward.
1892: Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" publicly premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia.
1912: the Piltdown Man made its public debut as fossil collector Charles Dawson reported to the Geological Society of London his discovery of supposedly fragmented early human remains at a gravel pit in Piltdown. (More than four decades later, the Piltdown Man was exposed as a hoax.)
1915: President Woodrow Wilson, widowed the year before, married Edith Bolling Galt at her Washington home.
1940: Adolf Hitler ordered secret preparations for Nazi Germany to invade the Soviet Union. (Operation Barbarossa was launched in June 1941.)
1944: In a pair of rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans, but also said undeniably loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry could not continue to be detained.
1958: The world's first communications satellite, SCORE (Signal Communication by Orbiting Relay Equipment), nicknamed "Chatterbox," was launched by the United States aboard an Atlas rocket.
1971: The Rev. Jesse Jackson announced in Chicago the founding of Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity).
1972: The United States began heavy bombing of North Vietnamese targets during the Vietnam War. (The bombardment ended 11 days later.)
1980: Former Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin died at age 76.
1992: Kim Young-sam was elected South Korea's first civilian president in three decades.
2002: Embattled Senate Republican leader Trent Lott sustained a double-barreled setback as Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee broke ranks to call for a change in party leadership and Secretary of State Colin Powell forcefully criticized Lott's controversial remarks on race. Robert Johnson, the billionaire founder of Black Entertainment Television, was chosen as owner of the NBA's new Charlotte expansion franchise.
2007: The White House said President George W. Bush had approved "a significant reduction" in the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, cutting it to less than one-quarter its size at the end of the Cold War.
2011: The last convoy of heavily armored U.S. troops left Iraq, crossing into Kuwait in darkness in the final moments of a nine-year war. Vaclav Havel, 75, the dissident playwright who became Czechoslovakia's first democratically elected president, died in the northern Czech Republic. Medical student Sophie Clarke was crowned the winner of CBS' "Survivor: South Pacific."
Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark (85), rock legend Keith Richards (69), producer-director Steven Spielberg (66), rock musician Elliot Easton (59), actor Ray Liotta (57), comedian Ron White (56), actor Brad Pitt (49), wrestler-turned-actor "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (48), actress Rachel Griffiths (44), rapper DMX (42), actress Katie Holmes (34), singer Christina Aguilera (32).