Morning Links: Angelina Bought Brad a Waterfall, James Franco Gets a Book Deal

● In the grandest of gestures, Angelina Jolie bought Brad Pitt a whole waterfall in California as a combined 48th birthday/Christmas present. "Brad has dreamed of a home with the sound of a waterfall cascading under the house," Us Weekly reports. "He wants to pull all aspects of nature, light, glass and varying levels into the concept." [Us]

● Chris Brown has wisely decided to keep quiet in 2012, meaning no press or interviews, just new music. [Huff Post]

● Taylor Swift is said to have been offered the roll of Eponine in Tom Hopper’s Les Miserables, beating out rumored competitors Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson, and Evan Rachel Wood. [Collider]

● The Kardashians think that they themselves are better suited for the exhausting job that is covering the Kardashians. They are said to be in talks with American Media Inc., the company that owns Star and the National Enquirer, hoping to launch a glossy of their own. [Page Six]

● The Dream says he made $15 million off of Rihanna’s "Umbrella," which, as Tim Westwood points out, breaks down to approximately half-a-mil per "ella." [MissInfo]

● James Franco sold his first novel, a fictionalization of his experiences as an actor called Actors Anonymous, to Amazon Publishing. Do you think it’s safe to assume he’s improved upon his writing since those short stories? "Fuck you." "Fuck you, Joe, you’re an idiot." "You’re an idiot." [NYO]

● Patti Smith wrote a "very nice song" about Amy Winehouse, based on a poem she wrote the day Winehouse died. "They just happened, like gifts," Smith says [NME]

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