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The Hollywood madam disses the mob princess

Heidi Fleiss is blasting a TV movie about her.

Jamie-Lynn DiScala of “The Sopranos”  is playing the former Hollywood madam in a USA Networks production that airs on Monday, but Fleiss tells The Scoop she saw the script and found it “ridiculous.”

In fact, Fleiss says she won’t even bother watching “Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss.”

“I don’t know who it’s supposed to be about, but it’s not about me,” Fleiss tells The Scoop. “Everything was inaccurate. They’re just using my name for a movie.” 

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Actress Jamie-Lynn DiScala, who plays Meadow Soprano, and her husband A.J. DiScala arrive for the fifth season premire of the HBO series "The Sopranos," Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "The Sopranos" depicts the life and times of a modern day fictional crime family living in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

For example, says Fleiss, the script has an “All About Eve” aspect which Fleiss says “is totally made up.” 

Fleiss says she is much happier with the script for a feature film that’s in the works about her, tentatively starring Nicole Kidman.

Fleiss also says she’s never seen DiScala (shown at left) in her role as Mob daughter Meadow Soprano. “I don’t have a TV in my house,” she says. “It’s a distraction. I’m a reader. Not a TV-watcher.”

Nevertheless, Fleiss knows what DiScala looks like, and says she doesn’t think it was good casting. “I think she’s prettier than I am,” Fleiss says.

Pretty Young Thing?

** FILE ** Michael Jackson is seen as he exits the courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif., in this Jan. 16, 2004 file photo. (AP Photo/Spencer Weiner, Pool, File)

One Michael Jackson fan has turned his face into a real thriller.

A 24-year-old Belgian man underwent extensive plastic surgery to have his features altered so he would look just like Wacko Jacko.

“His quest was to obtain the facial features of MichaelJackson, his idol that he imitated professionally,” the doctors who performed the surgery noted in the medical journal "Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique," according to an account in the London Guardian “Normally, patients strive for an ideal, beautiful, normal contour (of the facial bones). We were confronted with a patient who requested a three-dimensional overcorrection.”

“For non-specialists, the important thing may be a simple and comforting piece of knowledge,” notes the Guardian. “Yes, we now know, it is possible to surgically morph a long-jawed white Belgian youth so that he looks just like Michael Jackson.”

Notes from all over

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Courtney Love performs at the Bowery Ballroom early Friday, March 19, 2004, in New York. Love was arrested Thursday on misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment and third-degree assault for allegedly throwing a microphone stand and striking a man in the head at a New York City nightclub. Love received a desk-appearance ticket and is due back in court on April 19. (AP Photo/Chad Rachman)

Some lucky Courtney Love fans will get married by the grunge goddess. Love — who lately has made headlines by hitting a fan with a microphone and exposing her breast in public on several occasions — is offering a contest wherein she’ll officiate over some fans’ wedding in Reno, Nevada.  . . . A small town is Scotland is all shook up because an author believes he’s dug up evidence that Elvis Presley’s ancestors came from that village. Allan Morrison, author of "The Presley Prophecy," claims that the King’s great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was hitched in the Elspeth Leg in Lonmay nearly 300 years ago.  . . . Sharon Osbourne says that J. Lo is better off without Ben Affleck. “Well done for ditching him,” Osbourne told Express magazine. “He hangs out with strippers and you don’t want anyone with stripper breath. I’m sure you’ll find someone else — he wasn’t the right one.”

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