It appears that the real reason for Brit chanteuse Cheryl Cole's visit to LA is not that she wants to escape the hullabaloo surrounding husband Ashley's infidelities, but rather that she can join in discussions over a sequel to 'Pretty Woman'
The sequel has been given the imaginative working title of 'Pretty Woman 2' and producers assure us that while being a sequel, the new project is also very much a stand-alone movie.
With a script penned by William Peter Blatty (The Exorcist) John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) and Clive Barker (Hellraiser) the producers are hoping to recapture the romantic subtleties of the original movie which paired up Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, which has become a classic of its genre and a Valentine's Day 'must' for many couples.
One of the project's backers told us:
"We want to make this a little more street than the original, so the male lead will be an investment banker and the female lead will be a crack whore with scabies."
Although neither Pattinson nor Cole have yet signed up to anything, the producers are hoping a deal will be struck before Cole returns to London.
Kristen Stewart was said to be devastated that she didn't appear in this article.
Cheryl Cole is still 5'3"
More as we get it.