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Ever since Madonna announced that she was making a movie of her life, there's been speculation as to who would play her.  Now she may be hinting that she's found her star.

The Queen of Pop posted a photo of herself and model/actress Julia Fox embracing on a couch and captioned it, "Went to dinner with Julia to talk about my movie and some other folks showed up."

Among the "other folks" in the slideshow: Fox's boyfriend Kanye West, boxer Floyd Mayweather and football player Antonio Brown.  According to the New York Post, the celebs were all together Wednesday night at L.A. hotspot Delilah’s.

Later that evening -- actually, early the next morning, around 3 a.m. -- West allegedly punched a man who asked for his autograph outside the members-only club Soho Warehouse; he's now being investigated for misdemeanor battery.

Fox is best known for her appearance in the 2019 movie Uncut Gems.

Madonna is producing, co-writing and directing the biopic, which has been in the works for quite a while now.  She wrote in October that the script was "almost finished."

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Madonna is giving fans an update on the progress of her upcoming biopic.

In an Instagram post, the pop legend says the film’s script is “almost finished.” She shares a series of photos of herself laying on a luxurious rug while looking through a binder containing pages of the script, marked with post-it notes.

“Grateful for the success of Madame X, that my script is almost finished, and for the support of my beautiful children! While laying on this gorgeous Rug by Alexander McQueen!” she captions the post.

Madonna is co-writing the biopic, as well as directing and producing it. She explained her hands-on approach during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

"The reason I’m doing it is a bunch of people have tried to write movies about me, but they’re always men...there's nobody on this planet that can write or direct or make a movie about me better than me and that is just the truth!" she said.

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Madonna's new documentary that captures her Madame X tour is now streaming on Paramount+.  But if you don't have Paramount+, you can still experience it with your ears.

Madame X -- Music from the Theater Xperience, a companion soundtrack to the film, is now available on all digital download and streaming platforms.  The soundtrack and the film were both recorded in January of 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. In addition to live performances of songs from Madonna's Madame X album, the soundtrack features live versions of hits like "Like a Prayer," "Frozen" and "Vogue."

Here's the full track listing:

“Intro”

“God Control”

"Dark Ballet”

“Human Nature”

“Vogue”

“I Don’t Search I Find”

“American Life”

“Batuka”

“Fado Pechincha” (featuring Gaspar Varela)

“Killers Who Are Partying”

“Crazy”

“Welcome To My Fado Club”

“Medellin”

“Extreme Occident”

“Breathwork”

“Frozen”

“Come Alive”

“Future”

“Like A Prayer”

“I Rise”

In other Madonna news, during her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night, she talked about her upcoming biopic, explaining, "The reason I’m doing it is a bunch of people have tried to write movies about me, but they’re always men...there's nobody on this planet that can write or direct or make a movie about me better than me and that is just the truth!"

Madonna also revealed that she turned down the chance to play the role of Catwoman in Batman Returns -- which she says she regretted -- and the lead in Showgirls, which she didn't regret.  Her biggest regret, however, was turning down a role in The Matrix, which she calls "one of the best movies ever made."

"I wanted to kill myself!" she told Jimmy of the choice.

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M.A.C. Cosmetics is honoring the legacy of the late Whitney Houston with a new cosmetics line in her name.

"The idea that is coming to fruition now is something Whitney always wanted to do," Whitney's sister-in-law and former manager, Pat Houston, tells People. "I'm pleased we can do something that I know she would have loved. We are just starting on this collaboration but exciting things are coming!"

M.A.C. is participating in the I Wanna Dance With Somebody biopic, scheduled to be released in 2022. Producer Clive Davis says the film will "present the full story of Whitney Houston impeccably and [ensure] that it will be realistic in every respect."

"We've spent a lot of time with the team at M.A.C. looking at Whitney photos and videos and helping them understand the true essence of her," the sister-in-law says regarding the biopic. "I think you will see all of her looks ring true to how you saw Whitney in life."

The six-time Grammy winner passed away on February 11, 2012, at the age of 48. She was introduced to makeup early in life as a teenage model.

"Whitney was always a champion of women feeling beautiful whether it was a major event or just for everyday wear. Our work with M.A.C. is about creating a line that can meet all of those needs," Pat adds. "The line will be true to her colors that she loved to work with."

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