Showbiz . . .
* DAnIEL CRAIG is apparently closing in on a deal to star in the Hol
lywood remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The James Bond star would play journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the adaptation of the nailbiting Swedish crime thriller, based on Stieg Larsson’s novels. DAVID FInCHER is set to direct, with CAREY MULLIGAn apparently favourite to play the title character, Lisbeth Salander. Swedish stars nOOMI RAPACE and MICHAEL nYqVIST star in the Swedish movie adaptations of Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, the first of which - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - has already been a success in Europe and the US.
* CHERYL COLE has enough X Factor to be the ideal housemate. The Girls Aloud singer was voted the top celebrity flat-sharer in the poll by Gumtree.com. Monty Python veteran
MICHAEL PALIn was voted second, followed by chef JAMIE OLIVER and comedian BILL BAILEY in third and fourth spots respectively. Actress AnGELInA JOLIE came fifth, GEORGE CLOOnEY took sixth position, with EDDIE IZZARD, DEnZEL WASHInGTOn, PETER AnDRE and LADY GAGA completing the top 10.