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Elsewhere in Hollywood …

images-15.jpgBrandy is rumored to become The View’s new Star. The just-this-shy-of-a-has-been actress will fill in for a “try-out” next week.

Just Another Day — In Court:images-14.jpg Michael Jackson’s latest court travails began this week in Santa Monica, with promises of smutty sex secrets, charges of faking his goofy persona and a guest appearance by his former nose.

World Domination: The Academy is dropping its requirement that a film be in the official language of the submitting country to qualify for Best Foreign Picture. The announcement will allow Poland to submit movies in languages that don’t make audience members think of their grandparents.

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