Ol' Blue Eyes is back...In One Direction?

 H ARRY STYLES may make One Direction fans swoon, but, according to Mike Walker, of the National Enquirer, Harry's set on portraying another singer who made women hyperventilate.

Frank Sinatra.

Seems Harry is a huge fan of Ol' Blue Eyes.

"Harry's idolized Frank Sinatra for years!" said an anonymous source. "He endlessly practices his signature singing and his style . . . he's got Frank's swagger down to a tee! It's scary, 'cause when Harry looks at you with his dreamy light eyes, you'd swear he was channeling Ol' Blue Eyes himself!"

Really? We thought that was Ronan Farrow.

Anyway, Harry's handlers are thinking that playing the Chairman of the Board may be the perfect way for Styles to launch a movie career.

"Harry's . . . been studying acting, he's got a killer American accent down pat, and knows his Sinatra as few do! He's just biding his time until he's a bit older - and his One Direction days lead him in a 'Ring-a-Ding-Ding' new direction!"

 

Another angry country

Now that North Korea has made a public stink about an American movie (even if it did/didn't/did/didn't hack Sony's emails), other countries are getting into the act.

The New York Post says that Pakistani officials hate "Homeland," and claim that the show's fourth season made their country look like an ugly, ignorant, terror-plagued "hellhole."

The Post says that Pakistani diplomats binge-watched the entire 12-episode season and complained to producers about the country's Islamabad portrayal.

"Maligning a country that has been a close partner and ally of the U.S. . . . is a disservice not only to the security interests of the U.S. but also to the people of the U.S.," Pakistan Embassy spokesman Nadeem Hotiana told the Post.

One of the Halal beefs? They like Islamabad (doubled for in the show by Capetown, South Africa).

"Islamabad is a quiet, picturesque city with beautiful mountains and lush greenery," a source told the Post. "In 'Homeland,' it's portrayed as a grimy hellhole and war zone where shootouts and bombs go off, with dead bodies scattered around. Nothing is further from the truth."

Another complaint?

"The Pakistani characters portrayed in the show speak English like Americans would," a source said. "Also, when the characters in the show speak Urdu, the accent is far from the local accent.

"And the connotations of some of the Urdu words that are used are out of place."

Yeah, well in "Exodus: Gods and Kings," Moses speaks like Christian Bale. In "Star Wars," the robot C-3PO speaks like Englishman Anthony Daniels.

But the diplomats' biggest complaint?

"Repeated insinuations that an intelligence agency of Pakistan is complicit in protecting the terrorists at the expense of innocent Pakistani civilians is not only absurd but also an insult to the ultimate sacrifices of the thousands of Pakistani security personnel in the war against terrorism," a source said.

"Our culture embraces Western society," said the source.

Sure. Just ask Malala.

 

Splits are in the air

People mag reports that Jeremy Renner and wife, Sonni Pacheco, are ending their marriage after less than a year. It's a tad contentious.

Pacheco says that Renner took her passport, which she claims was stolen, as well as her birth certificate and social-security card.

She also said that their prenup should be voided because it's based on "fraud."

She wants custody of their toddler daughter, Ava Berlin, and support.

* E! News reports that Food Network star Giada de Laurentiis and her fashion designer husband, Todd Thompson, have split after 11 years of marriage.

An amicable separation began in July. They have a 6-year-old daughter, Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson, together.

* TMZ.com says that Slash's marriage to his wife, Perla, is in trouble, as she bolted to Hawaii from L.A. with the couple's two boys.

They've been married 13 sometimes rocky years.

Should Perla file for divorce, she does have an advantage when it comes to a financial split.

She's Slash's manager.

Happy New Year!

- Daily News wire services

contributed to this report.

 

 


Email: gensleh@phillynews.com

Phone: 215-854-5678

On Twitter: @DNTattle