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Cate Blanchett will play Lucille Ball in a biopic penned by West Wing and Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin.

The biopic will revolve around the life of the comedy actress, who starred in such classic TV sitcoms as I Love Lucy and The Lucy Show.

The film will chronicle Lucille Ball’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz, with whom she starred on I Love Lucy.Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball had two children with Desi Arnaz before they divorced in 1960. She married Gary Morton the following year.

Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. will produce with Escape Artists, whose executive Jenna Block will oversee development of the project on behalf of the Sony-based company, The Wrap reports.

Aaron Sorkin, writer of upcoming biopic Steve Jobs, has yet to start work on the script, so there could be a long wait for Lucille Ball biopic.

Cate Blanchett won the first of two Academy Awards for playing another Hollywood icon, Katharine Hepburn, in Martin Scorsese‘s The Aviator.


Lucille Ball fans are not happy with a public statue erected in her hometown Celoron, New York.

They complained the statue is “frightening” and looks nothing like I Love Lucy star, and are now looking into fundraising options to fix it.

Celoron residents have been clamoring to refurbish the statue on a Facebook group called We Love Lucy! Get Rid of this Statue.

The 400-pound life-size bronze statue made by artist Dave Poulin was erected in 2009 after being privately commissioned.

Replacing the statue is not easy.

“It would be a lot of money,” Celoron mayor Scott Schrecengost told the local Post-Journal.

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“Over the past couple of years, I’ve reached out to Dave Poulin, and have had at least four conversations with him about redoing the statue. He finally came back and said he wanted $8,000 to $10,000 to do it. I’ve also reached out to several other sculptors in the region, and some said they would do it, but we’re still looking at about $5,000. We’d like to work with the original sculptor, and wish he would stand behind his work enough to step up and fix it for free.”

The mayor also assured locals that he has no intention of using taxpayer money to fund the statue renovation, nor is the statue taking precedence over his more pressing duties.

Meanwhile, according to the Facebook group: “Dave Poulin, is going to give a phone interview with Good Morning America tomorrow morning. Saturday Morning. I hope you will all turn in to see what he says. Let’s be open minded, But… he must be forewarned that 63 thousand people have read this page and there are over 4 thousand people that have “Liked” this page. We are watching. Let’s hope he announces it is being melted down and the metal sold to help charity. As I have stated before I am 100 percent against another penny being spent to “fix” this statue.”

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Shirley Mitchell – the last surviving star of I Love Lucy comedy series – has died on Monday aged 94.

The actress died from heart failure in LA.

Shirley Mitchell played Lucille Ball’s friend Marion Strong on the show.

The actress joined I Love Lucy in 1953 and appeared in three episodes.

Shirley Mitchell was the last surviving star of I Love Lucy comedy series

Shirley Mitchell was the last surviving star of I Love Lucy comedy series

Shirley Mitchell’s other TV credits include Petticoat Junction, The Beverly Hillbillies, Perry Mason and The Red Skelton Hour.

She also made a few big screen appearances in films like Big Business and The War of the Roses.

Shirley Mitchell was the widow of composer and lyricist Jay Livingston, who helped pen Doris Day’s Que Sera Sera.

Jay Livingston passed away in 2001.

Shirley Mitchell is survived by their two children Scott and Brooke.

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