ROLL CALL: Eve Headed to 'Glee' After Whitney Turns Role Down

Eve steps out in style at the 2008 Emery Awards at Cipriani on November 11, 2008 in New York City Eve steps out in style at the 2008 Emery Awards at Cipriani on November 11, 2008 in New York City

Your Daily Dispatch of Celebrity Shenanigans

Eve Steps Up To ‘Glee’ After Whitney Passes: Whitney Houston is not hot for FOX’s “Glee” but R&B star Eve is ready to get her choir on! According to Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello, the singer will play “a no-nonsense girls’ choir director from a rival school” in two episodes of the show, which officially premieres in the fall (FOX gave a preview after the “Idol” finale last spring). The producers were reportedly hoping to get Whitney for the role but she ultimately passed. No word if Bobby Brown has been approached.

The Punch Heard Round The Blog World: See that punch that started the Perez Hilton vs. Black Eyed Peas feud! DrinkTheGlitter.com obtained a photo of the celebrity blogger taking one in the face right in front of Lady GaGa following the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto over the weekend. See the mayhem, HERE!

Madonna Planning To ‘Cocoon’ Mercy James: Mercy James, Madonna’s new adopted daughter, will have to wait a little while before taking in the sights, sounds and smells of London. According to The New York Post’s Page Six, Madge said she will “cocoon” the 4-year-old in her London home for a week, in order to adjust to her new surroundings. Luckily for Mercy, her new cocoon is a six-level multi-million dollar home in London’s posh Mayfair area.

Depp’s Deep Tip: Speaking of the posh life, Johnny Depp dropped a $4,000 tip at Chicago’s famous Gibsons steakhouse last Thursday following the premiere of “Public Enemies,” Radar Online reported. Director Michael Mann and co-star Marion Cotillard were among Depp’s 15 guests at the dinner party that racked up a bill for around $4,400 on dinner and drinks. We’re guessing our invite was lost in the mail Johnny?

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