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The daily gossip: Robert Pattinson and Elvis Presley's granddaughter are allegedly dating, and more
5 top pieces of celebrity gossip — from a $3 million offer for a North West picture to Christian Bale's emphatic Batman retirement
 
Robert Pattinson and Riley Keough: Hot and heavy?
Robert Pattinson and Riley Keough: Hot and heavy? Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

1. Robert Pattinson might be dating Elvis Presley's granddaughter
Twihards may still be mourning the end of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's sparkly love affair, but according to speculation at People, Pattinson may have himself a new hunka hunka burnin' love. Over the weekend, Pattinson was spotted driving around Los Angeles with Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley. Though neither Pattinson nor Keough commented on the rumors, plenty have taken it as a matter of course that the two are an item — because it's not like a man and a woman can just be friends, right? [People]
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2. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West turned down $3 million for their baby pictures
Across the world, billions of people are champing at the bit to see what Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's new baby North West looks like (or if she'd have been better off as a South). But in the face of such pressure, the celebrity couple are holding firm, turning down a reported $3 million offer from an unnamed Australian magazine for the first picture of their offspring. "Motherhood has changed [Kim Kardashian]," a source told Us Weekly — which, given that she turned down a chance to be photographed at all, already sort of went without saying. [Us Weekly]
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3. Seriously, Christian Bale won't be playing Batman again
Since The Dark Knight Rises hit theaters last year, the internet has been abuzz over the possibility that Christian Bale might pick up Batman's cape and cowl again for another sequel or spinoff, despite the fact that Christian Bale has repeatedly and emphatically said for months that he won't. But in the face of the internet's collective, willful case of mass amnesia, the actor was forced to confirm, once again, that his days as the Caped Crusader are over. "It’s a torch that should be handed from one actor to another," said Bale in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "So I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with." With that definitive statement, we can now officially consider the matter settled — until next week, when everyone starts bugging him about it again. [Entertainment Weekly]
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4. James Franco will star in and direct The Sound and the Fury
How can James Franco possibly top his upcoming film adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying? With a film adaptation of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. According to Slashfilm, Franco has co-written a script for a film adaptation of the classic novel, which he also plans to direct and star in alongside his brother Dave Franco. So English teachers can presumably look forward to book reports from slacking students that describe a lot of smirking and squinting. [SlashFilm]
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5. You can watch the Wizard of Oz 3D trailer right now (in 2D)
Can't wait any longer to see the beloved 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz in 3D? If you visit Yahoo now, you can finally watch a trailer that will give you a taste of what the film will look like in its newly remastered 3D edition — but in 2D, because you're sitting at your computer without 3D glasses on. Yes, watching a trailer that consists entirely of footage from a movie that's been around for more than 70 years might seem counterintuitive, but it's not all bad: At least you don't have to pay another $5 for the privilege. [Yahoo!]

 
Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor and film and television critic for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The AtlanticPOLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.

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