Morning Links: 50 Cent Working On Weight-Loss Book, Lady Gaga’s Woody Allen Dreams

Skinny 50 Cent is back, and this time he wants to help you get skinny, too. The notoriously health conscious rapper is working on a weight-loss book called Formula 50: A 6-Week Total Body Transformation Plan, wherein he’ll lay out the baics for muscle building, nutrition, exercise and, of course, mental strength. [Page Six]

● In hopes of regaining the edge lost when Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy left, the Academy has decided to let Pharrell Williams help Oscar-winning composer  Hans Zimmer handle music duties for this year’s show. [THR]

● Sinéad O’Conner rang in her 45th birthday with an "I Do!" in Las Vegas, lawfully wedding her boyfriend Barry Herridge. [People]

● Brad Pitt’s Eraserhead is our favorite, but each and every one of these portriats of cinematic villiany, as preformed by this year’s best, will haunt you. [NYT]

● Not sure where to begin your holiday shopping? Perhaps there is something for someone you love in Elizabeth Taylor’s closet. Twenty surprisingly affordable picks from Christie’s Liz Taylor auction. [ArtInfo]

● Yesterday Lady Gaga was shaken by dreams of dying like Princess Di, and today she’s dreaming of being in a Woody Allen movie. [NME]

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