Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Mariah Carey is very specific about the pictures of her new twins she'll sell to the tabloids, the new Pixar movie is a mystery, and one of the two dueling Jeff Buckley biopics has its leading man.
- Mariah Carey is reportedly selling photos of her newborn twins to the tabloids, but her aesthetic standards may be costing her "the millions she initially wanted for them." According to sources close to Carey and husband Nick Cannon, the couple is "more concerned with how tastefully the shots are presented than any giant price tag." As a result, shots of their seven-week old twins will "likely fetch a more modest $200,000." [Page Six]
- Pixar has announced a new film that will arrive in theaters November 27, 2013--but has declining to offer up any details of what the project may be. The studio has Cars 2 opening this Friday, Brave set for June 22, 2012, and Monsters University (the prequel to Monsters Inc.) scheduled for June 21, 2013. "If [the scheduling] holds true, this new date marks the first time that the company will be releasing two movies in a single calendar year." Details remain scarce, but "one piece of information that does seem to have leaked out about the mystery new movie is that it'll be an original project and not a sequel." [Empire]
- Gossip Girl's Penn Badgely will play the role of Jeff Buckley in Greetings from Tim Buckley, one of two biopics about the late singer-songwriter currently in development. The Badgely version reportedly "[centers] on the relationship between the musician and his father [Tim Buckley]" and has "the backing of the estate of Buckley senior." As for the music, producers say they have "secured the rights to Jeff's famous cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, as well as a number of Tim Buckley songs," while the other Buckley movie (which is being developed by Buckley's mother and director Jake Scott) "appears to have access to all of the younger Buckley's earlier recordings." Twilight star Robert Pattinson is said to eying the lead role. [The Guardian]
- Former Florida senate candidate Jeff Greene and his infamous 145-foot yacht Summerwind--"once described as the 'sex, drugs and techno' ship"--were spotted on Long Island's East End this past weekend. Greene says the Summerwind "is on the market for $7.9 million," though one tweeter noted that while the boat is anchored in a channel off Tyndal Point, it seems "rusted & dirty." That's okay, explains Greene. "We're not using it, it's just parked out there." [Page Six]
- Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has rejected a reported $3 billion TV deal between Fox and embattled Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, on the grounds the agreement--which was structured to give McCourt $385 million upfront to meet the Dodgers' June 30 payroll and cover legal fees incurred during his high-profile divorce from wife Jamie--was "structured to facilitate the further diversion of Dodgers assets for the personal needs of Mr. McCourt." Without the cash infusion from the TV deal, "there is a chance McCourt, who has struggled to make payroll recently, could be unable to make payroll June 30, leading to a likely MLB takeover of the club." On a more personal level, McCourt's still married. Selig's ruling "invalidated last week's divorce settlement between [the McCourts]which had been predicated on both parties--and their lawyers--receiving an immediate piece of the television deal." [ESPN Los Angeles and the L.A. Times]