Morning Links: Justin Bieber Covers Lady Gaga, Courtney Love Finally Paid for Her Flowers

● Kevin Smith told Joy Behar that when he was kicked off his Southwest flight for being too fat, he “felt at that moment ‘I’ll lose the weight, but I’m not putting on thinner clothes,'” a sentiment that obviously didn’t make his infamous Tweet-fit. [PopEater] ● After a year of hits, Grammy nods, and high paying commercial gigs, Eminem is slotted alongside Muse and Foo Fighters to headline this year’s Lollapalooza. [Chicago Tribune] ● On today’s show, Ellen Degeneres will preview what Lady Gaga’s forthcoming single “Born This Way” might sound like if she was born less like Lady Gaga and more like James Blunt and Justin Bieber. [Ellen]

● Courtney Love apparently has settled the $4,000 debt she owed to her florists, who say they’ll “be her florist any day.” [TMZ] ● Will David Ellis, of Snakes on a Plane fame, actually get to call his next movie Untitled 3D Shark Thriller? “I don’t think anything matters anymore, so why not,” he argues. [NYM] ● New Yorker cover-story writer Lawrence Wright told NPR‘s Terry Gross that it took five fact-checkers, 971 queries, and an eight hour sit down between EIC David Remnick and Church of Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis to clear the blockbuster 24,195-word expose on the Church. [NPR]

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