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Lady GaGa Denies Starring In The Dionne Warwick Biopic — But THIS Destiny's Child Alum Is Ready To Go!

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UPDATE 7:04 P.M. EST: SIKE! Dionne Warwick tells The Hollywood Reporter that Lady GaGa WILL star in her biopic. Apparently, her music reps knew about the project and NOT her film reps. Warwick says:

"It is just a question of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing… I'm waiting now for an email from either her and or management letting me know that all the retractions that have been tracted will be retracted."

Glad this is cleared up!


Well, that's awkward.

On Friday, R&B legend Dionne Warwick announced her own upcoming biopic Dionne at the Cannes Film Festival!

At the event, Warwick revealed she would be played by Destiny's Child alum LeToya Luckett, noting the film would also star Olympia Dukakis, Danny Glover, and Lady GaGa — who was signed to play Dionne's "musical nemesis" Cilla Black!

And if the casting of GaGa as the English singer sounded too good to be true, it's because it WAS!

Related: GaGa & Elton John Team Up To Create Fashion Line!

Immediately after the event, the pop star's reps sent out a statement saying she was not involved with the project, telling Variety:

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American Idol Season 2 Finalist Dies At 36 After Being Involved In A DUI Accident — Details Here

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On Thursday night, Rickey Smith, a season 2 American Idol alum, tragically lost his life at 36 years old after he was involved in a car crash on a highway outside of Oklahoma City.

Apparently, Smith was driving down the I-240 when Gerardo Cedra Jr., who was driving a 2003 GMC pickup traveling the wrong way, slammed into the singer's vehicle head-on. Once police arrived, they pronounced Rickey dead on the scene and TMZ reports that police booked Cedra for a DUI.

Related: Prince Reportedly Promised His Inner Circle He Was Fine Days Before His Death

Back in 2003 Rickey made it all the way to the finals of Idol and ended up coming in eighth place. Ruben Studdard ended up winning the season by beating out Clay Aiken.

During his run on the singing competition show, Smith was most well-known for performing What the World Needs Now Is Love by Dionne Warwick​ and was compared to Brian McKnight for his vocal talent.

After learning about the news, both Studdard and Aiken took to Twitter to share:

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Bobbi Kristina's Family Is Feuding Over Her 'Sweet 16' Themed Funeral — And One Family Member Is Threatening To Boycott!

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This is SO sad.

Dionne Warwick is threatening to boycott the funeral of Bobbi Kristina due to a bitter rift over plans with Pat Houston.

The Brown and Houston families had been working so hard to stay close after BK's untimely death, but as we've reported, Pat's funeral plans — and what she wants to do with Bobbi Kristina's $20 million inheritance — are splitting the family apart.

[ Related: Could Nick Gordon Be Charged With Manslaughter? ]

Warwick, of course, is the one who oversaw her cousin Whitney Houston's funeral, and she doesn't want Pat to have Bobbi Kristina's "sweet-sixteen themed" event in Georgia on Saturday.

Talking to DailyMail.com, a source said of the rift:

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Whitney Houston's Cousin Dionne Warwick Speaks About Bobbi Kristina Brown's Death

Dionne Warwick opens up about losing Bobbi Kristina.

So sad.

Bobbi Kristina Brown's family is speaking out about her untimely passing on Sunday.

[ Related: The Results Of Bobbi Kristina's Initial Autopsy Are In ]

On Monday, her father, Bobby Brown, released a statement about losing his daughter. Now, Whitney Houston's cousin Dionne Warwick is sharing her sadness over the loss of the late singer's only child, saying:

"Our family has had its share of sorrow these past few years and it is with a heavy heart that I have to once again say 'so long' to a loved one. Bobbi is now sitting in the lap of our Heavenly Father and is now reunited with her beloved mother. She will be missed and I send many thanks for all of the prayers that were being said for her."

Tragically, BK succumbed to the injuries she sustained after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub back in January.

An unnamed family friend has also opened up about the 22-year-old's passing, saying:

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Billy Ray Cyrus Then & Now: The Evolution Of Achy Breaky Heart — In GIFs!!

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My, oh my, Miley Cyrus what have you done to your poppa?

Billy Ray Cyrus released a video for his song Achy Breaky 2, which features Buck 22 aka Dionne Warwick's son, and it is definitely odd and a tiny bit terrifying if we're being honest.

Well, watching this updated,"hip" version of BRC, we decided to take a look back at the video for the original Achy Breaky Heart and WOW was it different.

To sum it up…A LOT has changed in 22 years.

Ch-ch-check out our 22 year comparison in GIFs…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Taylor Swift Becomes Swiftest Gal To EVER Record Fifty 'Hot 100' Billboard Hits!

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As if we needed more evidence that Swifty was in a league of her own!

Taylor Swift's first album came out six years ago on Wednesday and the golden platinum gal has already amassed 50 Billboard Hot 100 hits!!

We know her rise to fame has been meteoric but fifty hits in six years? That's unbelievable!

The song to catapult her over the milestone? The undeniably delicious I Knew You Were Trouble!

In fact, only four other women have the distinction of having that many hits at all: Connie Francis, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, and, of course, Her Madgesty Madonna!

None of these magnificent ladies accomplished the feat nearly as fast swiftly as Taylor, with Aretha coming in second place with a slightly less impressive time of 14 years and six months!

Congratulations, Tay, to you and your super-supportive Swifties who helped make this happen!

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Just Kidding! IRS Revokes Multi-Million Tax Lien Against Dionne Warwick!

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Wow!

You don't hear about the United States government doing this every day!

While Dionne Warwick had a $2.2 million federal tax lien filed against her back in 2009, an apparent result of unpaid taxes from the '90s, the IRS has officially revoked it all…as it was an accounting mistake!

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