Buzz Bites (1/3/12): Elton John Suggests Justin Timberlake To Star In Biopic

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+ Elton John‘s biopic “Rocketman” is in the works, and Sir Elton says Justin Timberlake‘s his first choice for the lead. “He played me before in a David LaChapelle video of ‘Rocket Man’ and was superb,” he says. Watch it here. (Rolling Stone)

+ Happy 2012! Peep Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Cee Lo Green, Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Florence + The Machine and more NYE performances. (Billboard)

+ Over the holidays, Katy Perry and Russell Brand announced they filed for divorce. Fans weighed in, and so did celebrity news experts. (MTV News)

+ Kanye West, excuse me, “DJ Yeezy World Peace,” made his U.S. DJ debut when he got busy on the 1s and 2s at a New Year’s Eve event in Vegas. (Rap-Up)

+ You guys, Miley Cyrus “Punk’d” Khloé Kardashian! Check out the “Something About Mary”-styled NSFWish prank preview. (Remote Control)

+ Check out Snoop Dogg on “The Price Is Right” and his interview afterward. The special charity episode benefited Snoop Youth Football League. #priceless (RapFix)

+ Congrats to Aretha Franklin, who announced yesterday that she’s engaged to William “Willie” Wilkerson. “No, I’m not pregnant,” the Queen of Soul joked. (Billboard)