Marky Mark will don clothes for his new career: movie star. The rapper/Calvin Klein underwear model has been cast in a co-starring role with Leonardo DiCaprio in the film version of Jim Carroll’s “Basketball Diaries.” And he’s under consideration to play Batman’s young protege, Robin, in the third “Batman” film. Director Joel Schumacher has been talking to Mark about introducing the character.
Kim Basinger is the latest star to sign up for Robert Altman’s “Pret-a-Porter.” The blonde bombshell will play the role of Kitty Potter, an Elsa Klensch-ish TV reporter who covers the collections. Basinger is the third actress to be given this part. She is replacing Lily Tomlin, who had replaced Anjelica Huston.
Giorgio Armani is the acknowledged king of Oscar, and now it looks as if the Grammy gang is going Gio, too. Karen Duffy, Gloria Estefan and Vanessa Williams have all acquired Armanis for the event, and Toni Braxton and Aaron Neville are set to wear Emporio Armani to the festivities, slated for Tuesday night at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. “Assuming they don’t change their minds,” said an Armani spokeswoman. One Grammy guest who won’t be wearing Armani is Aretha Franklin. The diva will stick with her longtime designer favorite, Arnold Scaasi.