Fact: Singer Cat Power has signed on to narrate upcoming Janis Joplin documentary, JANIS. The movie, from Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg, will receive its world premiere out of competition at the Venice Film Festival in Italy in September (15).
Quote: "I don't know, but sometimes the best thing you can do for your career is die." Pop superstar Cher on the influence that Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin continue to have on music decades after their deaths.
Fact: Actor James Gandolfini's SOPRANOS' wardrobe will be auctioned alongside Janis Joplin's mugshot, poems handwritten by late rocker Jim Morrison, and a cane owned by Elvis Presley with a brass eagle top that can be removed to reveal a hidden dagger. The New York auction - set for 25 June (08) - will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which offers help and assistance to U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fact: Pop star Pink has a tombstone dedicated to tragic rocker Janis Joplin in her backyard. The TROUBLE singer was once attached to play Joplin in biopic THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JANIS JOPLIN. She has since lost the role to Zooey Deschanel.
Fact: James Brown's widow TOMI RAE HYNIE was performing as Janis Joplin in a tribute concert revue when the late soul star hired her as his backing singer. She sang Joplin's MERCEDES BENZ hit in her audition for Brown.
Quote: "There's a possibility I may be playing Janis Joplin, and my bedroom in LA is a complete mess... because I'm getting into the vibe of what she would have been like." Lindsay Lohan gets untidy to channel the character of rock icon Joplin.
Quote: "People are gonna be really kind of opinionated on it as everyone is with everything that goes on but specifically this because Janis Joplin is such an icon and she really was empowering to women." Lindsay Lohan fears she's set for a critical backlash as she negotiates playing rock legend Joplin in a new biopic.